RARER THAN POE OR MELVILLE — AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE SIGNATURE OF MARGARET FULLER
FULLER, SARAH MARGARET. (1810-1850) Journalist, women’s rights activist; considered the most important woman in the Transcendentalist movement; Her book ‘Woman in the Nineteenth Century‘ is considered the first major feminist work in the United States; died at sea, off Fire Island, NY in a ship wreck. Her exceedingly-rare Signature, “S. M. Fuller”, affixed to a letter written by her brother, the Rev. Arthur Buckminster Fuller.
TOLKIEN QUOTES HIS CHARACTER, GANDALF:
“HE THAT BREAKS A THING TO FIND OUT WHAT IT IS
HAS LEFT THE PATH OF WISDOM’ –
GANDALF, LORD OF THE RINGS.”
TOLKIEN, J(OHN) R(ONALD) R(EUEL). (1892-1973). South African-born British university professor, medieval scholar, philologist and writer of fantasies. Typed Letter Signed, “J.R.R. Tolkien” on imprinted “George Allen & Unwin Ltd /Book Publishers” stationery. One page, quarto. “Merton College, Oxford, 18 January 1973.
IBSEN — RARELY SEEN, CABINET PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED — THE NYBLIN STUDIO
IBSEN, HENRIK. (1828-1906) Norwegian playwright, director, and poet; Ibsen is viewed as one of the founders of Modernism in theater. Rarely seen, Cabinet Photograph Signed, “Henrik Ibsen / 27.12.97”.
HEMINGWAY — HAVING READ, IN LIFE MAGAZINE, AN ARTICLE ILLUSTRATED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS OF A BEAR CUB BEING KILLED IN A MOST UNSPORTING MANNER, CHALLENGES THE PREPERTRATORS OF THIS KILLING TO A DUEL!
HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. (1899-1961) American Nobel Prize winning author and journalist; published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works. Remarkable Typed Letter Signed “Ernest Hemingway”, on his Finca Vigia, San Francisco De Paula, Cuba stationary. Full page, quarto. San Francisco de Paula, Cuba. January 2, 1950. To: “the editors of LIFE Magazine”.
WALT WHITMAN: ‘AT HOME’ SIGNATURE AND VERY-SCARCE PRINTED INVITATION
WHITMAN, WALT (1819-1892) American poet, essayist, journalist and humanist. His Bold Signature written as: “Walt Whitman / 328 Mickle Street / Camden, New Jersey”. One page, small 12mo. [ 1 x 3 1/2 inches]. No date, Camden, NJ. Accompanied by a very scarce Partly-printed invitation for one of Whitman’s talks.
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON: “WHEN MY BOOK WAS WRITTEN, IT WAS STILL POSSIBLE TO HAVE RECONCILED MATAAFA AND LAMFEFA: THIS IS NOW TOO LATE, THE TREATY HAS LOST AUTHORITY WITH THE SAMOANS, THEY HAVE PLUNGED AGAIN INTO A STATE OF DIEHARD REBELLION AND SPORADIC WAR”
STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS. (1850-94). Scottish essayist, novelist and poet. Extremely scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “Robert Louis Stevenson”. Two separate pages, octavo. “Vailima, Samoa”, July 14, 1893.
AGATHA CHRISTIE — ENCOURAGES HER CORRESPONDENT TO GO SEE A PERFORMANCE OF HER “THE MOUSETRAP”
CHRISTIE, AGATHA. (1890-1976). English novelist. Autograph Letter Signed, “Agatha Christie,” on Winterbrook House, Wallingford, Berks letterhead. One page, octavo. Berks. April 5th, 1972.