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Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

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D.H. LAWRENCE WRITES TO CURTIS BROWN ~~ ”NEXT WEEK I’LL SEND THE MS [MANUSCRIPT] OF THE PLUMED SERPENT (QUETZALCOATL), MY MEXICAN NOVEL, TO THE NEW YORK OFFICE, ASKING THEM TO MAKE THE CORRECTIONS ON THE DUPLICATE AND FORWARD A COPY TO YOU AT ONCE. I CONSIDER THIS MY MOST IMPORTANT NOVEL, SO FAR.”

LAWRENCE, D.H.  (1885-1930).  English novelist and poet;  his novels: Sons and Lovers (1913), The Rainbow (1915), and Women in Love (1920) made him one of the most influential English writers of the 20th century. Good and enlightening Autograph Letter Signed, “D.H. Lawrence”.  Two full pages, quarto.  “Del Monte Ranch, Questa, New Mexico”, June 23, 1923.  Very fine condition.  To “Dear Curtis Brown”.  [Albert Curtis Brown, the founder of the Literary agency which bears his name].

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JULES VERNE REFERS TO THE SECOND ATTACK OF FACIAL PARALYSIS [BELL’S PALSY] WHICH AFFLICTED HIM THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE, AND FOR WHICH HE SOUGHT TREATMENT BY ELECTRICAL STIMULATION

VERNE, JULES (1828-1905) French author;  pioneered the science-fiction genre;  best known for his novels: A Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1872). Uncommon Autograph Letter Signed, “Jules Verne,” in French.  One full page, octavo.  “Boulevard Bonne, Nouvelle 18”. Paris,  Thursday, February 15th, no year. [1855].

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A HIGHLY IMPORTANT JOHN STEINBECK ARCHIVE CONCERNING HIS BOOK:  NOTHING SO MONSTROUS,  ~~  FIRST PUBLISHED AS CHAPTER SIX OF:  PASTURES FROM HEAVEN  ~~  “ I HAVE NO OBJECTIONS TO THE REMOVAL OF THE SWASTIKA… THIS TOUCHINESS IS… ONE OF THE REASONS WHY THE JEWISH PEOPLE ARE MISTREATED… ANYWAY CHANGE IT FOR ALL I CARE.  WHAT NONSENCE.”

STEINBECK, JOHN.  (1902-1968).  American writer and Nobel laureate, who described in his work the unremitting struggle of people who depend on the soil for their livelihood. Superb, and Highly Important archive of five [5] letters [three Autograph Letters, and two Typed Letters] Signed: “John Steinbeck” and “J.S.”  Los Gatos, California, 1936.  To Frederick B. Adams Jr., regarding the publication of Steinbeck’s short story: Nothing So Monstrous

ALSO INCLUDED IS AN ORIGINAL TYPED MANUSCRIPT PAGE, CONTAINING SEVERAL CORRECTIONS IN STEINBECK’S HAND, THAT IS AN EPILOGUE TO THE VIGNETTE.

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SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE ~~  PENS FOUR LETTERS TO HIS SONS

DOYLE, SIR ARTHUR CONAN. (1859-1930). British physician, novelist and detective-story writer.  A total of Four [4] letters with a group of: Three Autograph Letters Signed, “D”, on his imprinted Windlesham, Crowborough, Sussex stationery. Three total pages, octavo. Sussex, 1926-27. Accompanied by an Autograph Letter Signed, “D”, on his imprinted From Sir Arthur Conan Doyle octavo note card. “15, Buckingham Palace Mansions, S.W.1.”, no date. Very fine condition.

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MARIANNE MOORE TO VIVIENNE KOCH

MOORE, MARIANNE.  (1887-1972).  American poet.  Typed Letter Signed, “Marianne”, on her imprinted 260 Cumberland Street, Brooklyn 5, New York stationery.  One page, octavo.  New York, April 13, 1954. 

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DICKENS GIVES PERMISISON FOR THE IMPORTATION INTO THE UNITED KINGDOM OF ONE COPY EACH OF THE GERMAN EDITIONS OF HIS:  DAVID COPPERFIELD  AND  THE PICKWICK PAPERS

DICKENS, CHARLES.  (1812-1870)   English novelist of the Victoria era. Autograph Statement Signed, “Charles Dickens”, with a big bold paraph under his signature.   One page, octavo.  “Tavistock House, London, Eight April, 1857”. 

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T.E. LAWRENCE  —  REFERRING TO THE FILM EVENT THAT MADE –  “LAWRENCE OF ARABIA”  A HOUSEHOLD NAME RECOGNIZED WORLD WIDE STATES:  “I NEVER CARE WHAT PEOPLE SAY OF ME OR ABOUT ME, BUT I TRY NOT TO HELP THEM TO DO IT, AND I WILL NOT DO IT MYSELF.  IT IS UNPLEASANT TO SEE ONE’S NAME IN PRINT — AND IN SPITE OF THE VERY NICE WAY LOWELL THOMAS DOES IT, I MUCH WISH HE HAD LEFT ME OUT OF HIS PALESTINE SHOW.”

LAWRENCE, T(HOMAS) E(DWARD)  [LAWRENCE OF ARABIA].  (1888-1935). British adventurer, soldier and author.  Choice Autograph Letter Signed, “T.E. Lawrence”.  One full page, octavo.  No place, December 5, 1919.  Even toning, else fine condition. 

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