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W.B. YEATS ON HIS: “PROPOSAL TO FOUND A BODY WITHIN THE FIRST ACADEMY WHICH COULD ACT AS AN ACADEMY OF LETTERS”

YEATS, WILLIAM BUTLER (1865-1939) Irish poet, dramatist, and Nobel laureate. Autograph Letter Signed, “W.B. Yeats,” on imprinted 82, Merrion Square, Dublin letterhead. Two pages, octavo. Dublin.

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JAMES JOYCE ATTEMPTS TO GET A SECOND AUDITION FOR HIS SON TO GET A SINGING JOB AT THE BBC

JOYCE, JAMES.  (1882-1941).  Scarce, unpublished Autograph Letter Signed, “James Joyce”, in Italian.  Two pages, large octavo.  Paris, May 18, 1939.  Very fine condition.  To George Rogers, a professor at the Royal Academy of Music. 

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THE AUTHOR OF:  ALICE IN WONDERLAND

“CHRISTIANITY IS NOT ONLY A REALITY, BUT THE REALITY OF LIFE…. C.L. DODGSON” 

DODGSON, CHARLES L.  [LEWIS CARROLL].  (1832-1898). English logician, mathematician, photographer, and novelist, especially remembered for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass (1871).  Revealing Autograph Letter Signed, “C.L. Dodgson”.  Four full pages, small octavo.  “Ch[rist] Ch[urch]”  Oxford, England.   March 18, 1894.

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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. 

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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. 

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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”.

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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”. 

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