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Historic Autograph Letters, Manuscripts & Documents

Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

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“MUSSOLINI AND HITLER, HAVING DONE EXTRAORDINARY SERVICE TO THEIR COUNTRIES’   —  ‘IN EVERY PUBLIC REFERENCE OF MINE TO THE PERSECUTION OF THE JEWS, DENOUNCED AND RIDICULED IT IN THE MOST UNEQUIVOCAL TERMS. I HAVE NEVER SUGGESTED THAT THE IMPERIALIST WAR OF CONQUEST BY JAPAN ON CHINA IS COMPARABLE IN ANY WAY TO THE ITALIAN CONQUEST OF ABYSSINIA’  — 

SHAW, GEORGE BERNARD. (1856-1950). Irish-born writer.  Superb Typed Letter Signed, “G. Bernard Shaw”, on his imprinted stationery. One and a quarter pages, quarto. [London]  October 6, 1937. To Henry Elphick

$12,500
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AN EXCEPTIONALLY EARLY LETTER OF EZRA POUND.   —  “UNLESS THE DIVINE FIRE DESCENDS WITH UNUSUAL VIGOR…THERE WON’T BE ENOUGH NEW POEMS TO MAKE A VOLUME OUT OF THEM [THOUGH]…THERE ARE A FEW NEW POEMS THAT COULD BE PRINTED WITH IT.   NOTABLY THE CANZONI ‘OF VENICE’ (APRIL ENG[LISH] REV[IEW])  &  ‘OF ANGELS’. “

POUND, EZRA.  (1885-1972).  American poet and critic.  Wonderful, and extremely uncommon, early Autograph Letter Signed, “Ezra Pound”, on imprinted and illustrated Hotel Eden stationery.  Four full pages, large octavo.  “Lago di Garda [Italy]”, circa 1910. 

$11,500.00
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THOMAS HARDY:  “MY TESS HEROINE LEARNS ONLY BY EXPERIENCE…”

HARDY, THOMAS.  (1840-1928).  English novelist and poet of the naturalist movement, who powerfully delineated characters, portrayed in his native Dorset, struggling helplessly against their passions and external circumstances.  Excellent Autograph Letter Signed “Ever yours sincerely, Thomas Hardy” on his blind embossed Max Gate, Dorchester stationery.  Four very full pages, octavo,  Dorchester,  England,  February 16, 1895

$23,500.00
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THOREAU HAVING JUST PUBLISHED ”WALDEN”,  AGREES TO A READING ON CAPE COD —  “THAT IS AS LARGE A TASTE OF MY PRESENT SELF AS I DARE OFFER YOU ”

THOREAU, HENRY DAVID.  (1817-1862).  American transcendentalist writer.  Very rare Autograph Letter Signed, “Henry D. Thoreau”.  One page, quarto.  Concord, Massachusetts, October 4, 1854. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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