PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY — AN EXCESSIVELY-RARE PARTLY-PRINTED CHECK SIGNED, FROM THE GREAT ENGLISH POET OF THE ROMANTIC MOVEMENT
SHELLEY, PERCY BYSSHE. (1792-1822). English poet of the Romantic movement. Excessively-rare Partly-Printed Check Signed, ”Percy Bysshe Shelley”. One page, oblong octavo. London, April 11, 1816.
A RARE LETTER OF MARY SHELLEY ~~ THE AUTHOR OF ‘FRANKENSTEIN’
SHELLEY, MARY (1797-1851) British novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer. Shelley is best known for her Gothic novel: Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus. Rare Autograph Letter Signed, “Mary Shelley.” One page, octavo.
ALLEN GINSBERG TO ISTVAN EORSI: ”I TAUGHT U.S. BLACK LITERATURE COURSE THIS SPRING AND LEARNED A LOT, IT CHANGED MY EYES FOR NEGROES MORE EMPATHY, THE LITERAL SHADOW OF SLAVERY’S STILL CAST IN PRESENT COUNTRY’S OSTRACISM ON THE STREET — (WORSE THAN 60’S HIPPIES!) & JOBS, THEY OFTEN INTERNALIZE IT — & US WHITE FOLKS RARELY LOOK INTO THE PIT OF THEIR GRIEF, IT’S MADE ME COME TO REALIZE THE LONG SUFFERING DECADES”.
GINSBERG, ALLEN (1926-1997) Outstanding Autograph Letter Signed ”Allen”. One full page, quarto. New York, June 18, 1989. To Hungarian writer, novelist, poet and political essayist and longtime friend of Ginsberg, ISTVAN EÖRSI (1931-2005)
VIRGINIA WOOLF ~~ WONDERFUL TLS TO LOGAN PEARSALL SMITH — ”COME AND LAUGH AT ME AND MY WORK AND MY FRIENDS TO MY FACE, AND I’LL DO THE SAME TO YOU. NO DOUBT WE SHALL BOTH PROFIT.”
WOOLF, VIRGINIA. (1882-1941). British novelist, essayist and critic. Typed Letter Signed, “Virginia Woolf”, on her imprinted 52 Tavistock Square, W.C.1. Telephone: Museum 2621 stationery, with four-line postscript entirely in her hand. Three full pages, two quarto, one octavo. Bloomsbury, November 6, 1932. To Logan Pearsall Smith.
GEORGE ELIOT [MARY ANNE EVANS] — WRITES TO ALEXANDER MAIN REGARDING THE PRONUNCIATION OF HER FOURTH NOVEL, ROMOLA, — AND HER LIFE WITH GEORGE LEWES
EVANS, MARY ANNE. (1819-1880) Writing under the pen name ‘George Eliot’; Mary Anne Evans was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era; Her novels, largely set in provincial England, are well known for their realism and psychological insight; she wrote seven novels: Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Romola (1862–63), Felix Holt, the Radical (1866), Middlemarch (1871–72) and Daniel Deronda (1876). Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “M.A. Lewes,” on The Priory, 21 North Bank, Regents Park letterhead. January 2, 1875. Four full pages, octavo. Very fine condition.
D.H. LAWRENCE TO SARA TEASDALE — ACKNOWLEDGING RECEIPT OF HER FLAME AND SHADOW COLLECTION OF POETRY — “ONE MUST HARDEN ONES HEART AND LAST, OR DIE OF IT. AS FOR ME, IT RESOLVES IN TO A LONG FIGHT. AND ONE SEES THE SWORD IN EVERYTHING”
LAWRENCE, D.H. (1885-1930). English novelist, poet and essayist. Terrific Autograph Letter Signed, “D.H. Lawrence”. One full page, quarto. To poet Sara Teasdale. “Villa Fontana Vecchia, Taormina”, January 28, 1921. Very fine condition.
THE AUTHOR OF VANITY FAIR AND BARRY LYNDON — SENDS THANKS FOR A BOX OF CIGARS AND RETURNS PROOFS OF ONE OF HIS WORKS
THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE (1811-1863) English novelist best known for Vanity Fair (1848); and The Luck of Barry Lyndon (1844). Brief, but charming Autograph Letter Signed, “W.M. Thackeray.” One page, 16mo. [approx 4 x 4 inches]. No place. No date. Thackeray writes to “Dear Smith”.