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.
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.
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].
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.
WORDSWORTH DEALS WITH HIS FINANCES
WORDSWORTH, WILLIAM. (1770-1850) English poet and leading figure in the Romantic Age of English literature. Uncommon Autograph Letter Signed, “Wm. Wordsworth.” Two pages, quarto. Trinity Lodge, Cam[bridge]. April 23, 1828.
NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE ~~ ACTING IN HIS OFFICIAL POSITION AS U.S. CONSUL IN LIVERPOOL, ARRANGES FUNDING FOR DESTITUTE AMERICAN SEAMEN
HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL. (1804-1864). American novelist and short-story writer; wrote: The Scarlet Letter (1850), The House of Seven Gables (1851) and Twice Told Tales (1837). Rare Partly-printed Document Signed, “Nathl. Hawthorne”, as U.S. Consul at Liverpool. One page, large oblong octavo. Liverpool, June 20, 1855.
A TRULY CHARMING AND ‘CLASSIC’ GEORGE BERNARD SHAW LETTER RESPLENDENT WITH HIS WIT AND HUMOR! “IF LIVIA WOULD STOP EATING HER FELLOW CREATURES [AND BECOME A VEGETRIAN, LIKE G.B.S.] SHE WOULD FIND HER TEETH SOUNDER AND HER MATHEMATICAL FACULTY CLEARER.”
SHAW, GEORGE BERNARD. (1856-1950). Irish-born writer; Nobel prize winner. Charming Typed Letter Signed, “G. Bernard Shaw”, on his imprinted 10 Adelphi Terrace, W.C. stationery. Two full pages, small quarto. ‘Piccard’s Cottage, St. Catherines, Guilford, Surrey [England]’. September 29, 1907.