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
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.
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.
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 Scarce, unpublished Autograph Letter Signed, “James Joyce”, in Italian.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.
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.
RARER THAN POE OR MELVILLE — AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE SIGNATURE OF MARGARET FULLER
FULLER, SARAH MARGARET. (1810-1850) Journalist, women’s rights activist; considered the most important woman in the Transcendentalist movement; Her book ‘Woman in the Nineteenth Century‘ is considered the first major feminist work in the United States; died at sea, off Fire Island, NY in a ship wreck. Her exceedingly-rare Signature, “S. M. Fuller”, affixed to a letter written by her brother, the Rev. Arthur Buckminster Fuller.
TOLKIEN QUOTES HIS CHARACTER, GANDALF:
“HE THAT BREAKS A THING TO FIND OUT WHAT IT IS
HAS LEFT THE PATH OF WISDOM’ –
GANDALF, LORD OF THE RINGS.”
TOLKIEN, J(OHN) R(ONALD) R(EUEL). (1892-1973). South African-born British university professor, medieval scholar, philologist and writer of fantasies. Typed Letter Signed, “J.R.R. Tolkien” on imprinted “George Allen & Unwin Ltd /Book Publishers” stationery. One page, quarto. “Merton College, Oxford, 18 January 1973.