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CHARLES DICKENS ~~ HIS SIGNED AND ADDRESSED MONOGRAMMED BLACK-BORDERED MOURNING ENVELOPE

DICKENS, CHARLES. (1812-1870). English novelist. His free-franking signature, Charles Dickens , on the front of his monogrammed black-bordered mourning envelope. [approx 3 ½ x 5 inches]. Addressed in Dickens hand to Henry Austin Esquire, Board of Health, Whitehall, London.

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DYLAN THOMAS   ~~  SIGNED AGREEMENT FOR THE SALE OF HIS: ‘THE FOLLOWERS’, WHICH WAS TO BE PUBLISHED IN BOOK FORM AS: ‘ADVENTURES IN THE SKIN TRADE AND OTHER STORIES’ AFTER HIS DEATH IN 1955

THOMAS, DYLAN.  (1914 – 1953).  Welsh poet and prose writer whose works include radio broadcasts of: ‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales’ and ‘Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog’; the poem ‘Do not go gentle into that good night’.  Scarce Agreement Signed: “Dylan Thomas”, being his acknowledgement at the conclusion of a Typed [carbon] Letter Signed to him from the ‘American Library of World Literature, Inc.’  One very full page, New York,  August 25, 1953. [just 3 months before is death.] 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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].

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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. 

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