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.
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 Scarce, unpublished Autograph Letter Signed, “James Joyce”, in Italian.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.
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.
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”.