PETER M. ROGET AUTHOR OF THE FAMOUS THESAURUS THAT BEARS HIS NAME COLLABORATES WITH PHYSICIST MICHAEL FARADAY
ROGET, PETER M. (1779-1869). English scholar and physician; best known for compiling the famous Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases; Secretary of the Royal Society (1827-1849); Fullerian professor of physiology at Royal Society. Noteworthy, and a superb association Autograph Letter Signed, “P. M. Roget”. Three pages, quarto. London, November 25, 1837.
THE CO-AUTHOR OF KING KONG, EARLY IN HIS CAREER, OFFERS A JOURNALIST A POSITION ON THE ‘DAILY MAIL’ IN JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
WALLACE, EDGAR. (1875-1932). English mystery-story writer; his last work was part-authorship of the film script for King Kong, which was finished shortly before his death. Early Typed Letter Signed, “Edgar Wallace”, on his name-imprinted “Daily Mail” Office letterhead. One full page, quarto. “5, Tyne Buildings, Market Street, Johannesburg [South Africa]”, June 7, 1902.
FABULOUS ORGINAL SIGNED SKETCH OF H.G. WELLS
WELLS, H[ERBERT] G[EORGE]. (1866-1946.) English author best known for his science fictions works; “The Time Machine” (1895), “The Island of Dr. Moreau” (1896), “The Invisible Man” (1897), “The War of the Worlds” (1898), and “The First Men in the Moon” (1901). Original octavo pen-and-ink caricature of Wells, drawn by L. J. BINNS (1861?-1936?). Wonderfully inscribed and Signed, “Absolutely unlike me, H.G. Wells,” under his image.
MARGARET FULLER ~~ THE MOST IMPORTANT WOMAN OF THE TRANSCENDENTIALIST MOVEMENT AND AUTHOR OF THE FIRST FEMINIST BOOK IN THE UNITED STATES — SENDS A LETTER OF INTRODUCTION
FULLER, SARAH MARGARET. (1810-1850) Journalist, women’s rights activist, considered the most important woman in the Transcendentalist movement; she was the first full-time American female book reviewer in journalism; her book: Woman in the Nineteenth Century is considered the first major feminist work in the United States. Exceedingly-rare and highly desirable Autograph Letter Signed “S. M. Fuller”, on fine tissue stationery, 1 1/3 pages, octavo.
THOMAS WOLFE POSTPONES HIS VISIT TO VASSAR ~~ BECAUSE OF HIS NEW BOOK CONTRACT WITH HARPER BROTHERS NOW OBLIGATES HIM: “TO STICK TO THE JOB UNTIL I GET ANOTHER BIG PIECE OF WORK COMPLETED”.
WOLFE, THOMAS. (1900-1938). American novelist; wrote Look Homeward, Angel (1929), Of Time and the River (1935) and You Can’t Go Home Again (posthumously published, 1940). Very rare Typed Letter Signed, “Thomas Wolfe”. One page, quarto. New York, January 21, 1938. Very fine condition.
THORNTON WILDER ENTHUSIASTICALLY RECOMMENDS REBECCA WEST FOR AN HONORARY DEGREE FROM YALE
WILDER, THORNTON. (1897-1975). American novelist and playwright; author of Our Town and The Bridge of San Luis Rev. Autograph Letter Signed, “Thornton” on Gideon Putnam Hotel stationery. Howden, Conn. November 21, 1956. To “Dear Timmy” [Thomas R. Coward].
E.M. FORSTER ARCHIVE ~~ AUTHOR OF: WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD, A PASSAGE TO INDIA, & HOWARDS END — DISCUSSING HIS READING AND BOOK BUYING HABITS SAYING: ‘LIVING IN CAMBRIDGE, I DO MY BOOK-BUYING AND BOOK-SCROUNGING HERE’ — AND MENTIONING ~~ THOMAS HARDY, T.E. LAWRENCE, & GEORGE BERNARD SHAW AND PENS A LIST OF SEVERAL OF HIS BETTER KNOWN WORKS
FORSTER, E(DWARD) M(ORGAN). (1879-1970). English novelist and essayist. Good archive of six Autograph Letters Signed, “E. M. Forster”, on imprinted King’s College and West Hackhurst, Abinger Hammer, Dorking stationery. Plus an Autograph List Signed, “E.M. Forster”, of his various works, organized by publisher. Nine total pages. Cambridge and Dorking, January 9, 1939 to October 6, 1958.