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P.G. WODEHOUSE EXPRESSES HIS DELIGHT AT HAVING HIS SHORT-STORY “THE CRIME WAVE AT BLANDINGS” PUBLISHED IN BRAILLE BY THE AMERICAN BROTHERHOOD OF THE BLIND

WODEHOUSE, P[ELHAM] G[RENVILLE] (1881-1975) English writer of novels, short stories, and musical theater. Scarce, pre-war, Typed Letter Signed, “P.G. Wodehouse,” on 14 Eresby House, Rutland Gates letterhead.  One full page, quarto. Low Wood, Le Touquet, France. March 27, 1938. 

$2250.00
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GENERAL CHENNAULT,  OF “FLYING TIGERS’ FAME,  WRITING FROM TAIWAN, RECALLS HIS PREDICTIONS ABOUT RED CHINESE INVOLVEMENT IN THE KOREAN WAR

CHENNAULT, CLAIRE LEE.  (1890-1958).  American Army officer;  best known for his leadership of the “Flying Tigers” and the Republic of China Air Force in World War II. Typed Letter Signed, “C.L. Chennault”, on his name-imprinted “The Orient’s Own” CAT Civil Air Transport letterhead.  One page, quarto.  Taipei, Taiwan, February 24, 1953.

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JAMES BOSWELL  ~~  AN EXCESSIVELY RARE LETTER FROM THE SCOTTISH BIOGRAPHER OF DOCTOR JOHNSON

BOSWELL, JAMES.  (1740-1795).  Scottish lawyer and biographer of Samuel Johnson.  Excessively Rare Autograph Letter Signed, “James Boswell”.  Four very full pages, small quarto.  London, March 14, 1792.  Very fine condition.  To “Andrew”, the overseer of Boswell’s estate. 

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MARK TWAIN GIVES ADVICE ON JUDICIAL SELECTION:   “…HAVE A LAWYER WHOSE FACE AND MANNER ARE NOT A FATAL INFLUENCE WITH JUDGE AND JURY.”

CLEMENS, SAMUEL L. [MARK TWAIN].  (1835-1910.)  American humorist, lecturer and writer.  Humorous Autograph Letter Signed, “S.L.C.”  One full page, octavo.  No date, no place.  One spot of toning,  else very fine condition.  To “Dear Mr. Hall”.

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SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN RECOMMENDS HIS GODSONS COMPANY, WHO JUST HAPPENS TO BE THE SON OF SIR GEORGE GROVE — THE FOUNDING EDITOR OF GROVE’S DICTIONARY OF MUSIC AND MUSICIANS

SULLIVAN, SIR ARTHUR S.  (1842-1900).  English composer.  Autograph Letter Signed, “Arthur Sullivan”.  Two pages, octavo.  “Grove House, Weybridge”, July 19, no year. 

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JAMES WATT ~~ PREPARES TO SIT FOR A MEDAL AND BUST TO BE MADE OF HIM, MARKING HIS ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE LAST 80 YEARS  ~~  AND REFERENCES FINISHING ONE OF HIS LAST STEAM ENGINES

WATT, JAMES.  (1736-1819).  Scottish mechanical engineer and inventor.  Rare and fine, Autograph Letter Signed, “James Watt”.  One full page, quarto.  Heathfield, February 19, 1818.  Very fine condition.  To F. L. Chantrey, Esq. 

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E.E. CUMMINGS  — “ONE OF THE VERY FEW  /  ’YOUNGER AMERICAN WRITERS’  WHO  /  DESERVES TO BE CALLED A POET…”

CUMMINGS, E(DWARD) E(STLIN).  (1894-1962).  American poet.  Uncommon Typed Letter Signed, “E.E. Cummings”, in red crayon, written in the style of his poetry.  One page, quarto.  “4 Patchin Place, New York City, 11”, May 16, 1955.  Very fine condition.  To “Dear Miss Nicolson”. 

$1500.00
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