SHERLOCK HOLMES CREATOR, SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE, TRIES TO EXPLAIN THE VAGUE REALITY OF WAR
DOYLE, ARTHUR CONAN SIR (1859-1930) Physician and writer best known for creating the detective Sherlock Holmes. Autograph Letter Signed, “A. Conan Doyle,” on Windlesham, Crowborough, Sussex letterhead. One page, octavo. Crowborough. “Oct[ober] 26, 1914.”
SUPERB LINO-TYPE ENGRAVING SIGNED BY WALT WHITMAN
WHITMAN, WALT. (1819-1892) American poet, essayist, journalist and humanist. Uncommon Printed Lino-type copy-image of a 5 ¾” x 3 ¼” photograph of Whitman, on a 8 ¼” x 5 ½” sheet, boldly Signed in dark ink: “Walt Whitman.”
“IT’S IDEAS ARE PROFOUND; IT’S STYLE IS BAD. IT IS WORTH READING FOR ITS SUBSTANCE, NOTWITHSTANDING ITS FORM.”
MANN, HORACE. (1796-1859) American educator. Autograph letter signed “Horace Mann” on illustrated Antioch College letterhead. One page, octavo. Yellow Springs, [Ohio] Oct. 3rd, 1854.
CHARLES DICKENS — SIGNED CHECK
DICKENS, CHARLES. (1812-1870). English novelist. Partly Printed Check Signed, “Charles Dickens”. One page, oblong octavo. London, February 13, 1861.
ALLEN GINSBERG – TYPED SIGNED FAIR-COPY OF HIS POEM: KADDISH
GINSBERG, ALLEN. (1926-97). American Beat poet. Typed Fair-copy Poem Signed, “Allen Ginsberg” from his “Kaddish”, the remembrance poem written by him on his mother’s death. One page, quarto.
EARLY BERTRAND RUSSELL AUTOGRAPH LETTER
RUSSELL, BERTRAND. (1872-1970) British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, and social critic. Early Autograph Letter Signed, “Bertrand Russell” on his 4 Ralston Street Title Street. S.W. imprinted stationary. Two and one third pages, octavo. [London]. March 3, 1905.
T.S. ELIOT OFFERS TO SIGN SOME OF HIS BOOKS
ELIOT, T[HOMAS].S[TEARNS]. (1888-1965). American-born writer and poet. Typed Letter Signed, “T.S.E.”, on imprinted Faber and Faber Ltd. letterhead. One full page, small quarto. “24 Russell Square, London, W.C.1”, December 5, 1946.