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GEORGE ELIOT [MARY ANNE EVANS] — WRITES TO ALEXANDER MAIN REGARDING THE PRONUNCIATION OF HER FOURTH NOVEL, ROMOLA, — AND HER LIFE WITH GEORGE LEWES
EVANS, MARY ANNE. (1819-1880) Writing under the pen name ‘George Eliot’; Mary Anne Evans was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era; Her novels, largely set in provincial England, are well known for their realism and psychological insight; she wrote seven novels: Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Romola (1862–63), Felix Holt, the Radical (1866), Middlemarch (1871–72) and Daniel Deronda (1876). Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “M.A. Lewes,” on The Priory, 21 North Bank, Regents Park letterhead. January 2, 1875. Four full pages, octavo. Very fine condition.
SIR ISAAC NEWTON – HIS BOLD SIGNATURE, “NEWTON” — CIRCA 1707
NEWTON, SIR ISAAC. (1642 – 1727) English physicist and mathematician who is widely recognized as one of the most influential scientists of all time. His bold signature “Newton” as clipped from a larger document.
SIGNED POSTCARD PHOTOGRAPH OF HOUDINI IN 1914
HOUDINI, HARRY. [Professional name of Ehrich Weiss]. (1874-1926). American magician. Black-and-white octavo postcard Photograph Signed, “Harry Houdini, S’field, [Sheffield, UK] Feb. 2, 1914”, across the darker portion of his image.
PRESIDENT WARREN G. HARDING’S FIRST CABINET MEETING IN 1921
AN IMAGE OF PURE PRESIDENTIAL AND GOVERMENTAL POWER, BEARING THE SIGNATURES OF WHAT WERE TO BE THREE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES, AND A FUTURE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE US SUPREME COURT
HARDING, WARREN G. (1865-1923). Twenty-ninth President of the United States (1921-1923); died in office, resulting in Calvin Coolidge becoming the 30th President. An impressive photograph depicting President Warren G, Harding’s first cabinet meeting in March of 1921. Boldly signed by him and eleven of his cabinet members, two of which were to become future Presidents, and one who was to become the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court. The men are depicted sitting around a conference table in the White House, and each has signed beneath his image.
EMILY DICKINSON QUOTES EMILY BRONTE
‘THOUGH EARTH AND MAN WERE GONE AND SUNS AND UNIVERSE CEASED TO BE AND THOU WERE LEFT ALONE, EVERY EXISTENCE WOULD EXIST IN THEE’
DICKINSON, EMILY. (1830-1886). American reclusive poet; unrecognized in her own time, yet now praised for her style and brilliance, and the integrity of her vision. Exceeding-rare, and highly important Autograph Letter Signed, “Emily”, in pencil. Three pages, octavo. [Amherst, Autumn 1884], to Mrs. Samuel E. Mack. In very fine condition.
D.H. LAWRENCE TO SARA TEASDALE — ACKNOWLEDGING RECEIPT OF HER FLAME AND SHADOW COLLECTION OF POETRY — “ONE MUST HARDEN ONES HEART AND LAST, OR DIE OF IT. AS FOR ME, IT RESOLVES IN TO A LONG FIGHT. AND ONE SEES THE SWORD IN EVERYTHING”
LAWRENCE, D.H. (1885-1930). English novelist, poet and essayist. Terrific Autograph Letter Signed, “D.H. Lawrence”. One full page, quarto. To poet Sara Teasdale. “Villa Fontana Vecchia, Taormina”, January 28, 1921. Very fine condition.
THE AUTHOR OF VANITY FAIR AND BARRY LYNDON — SENDS THANKS FOR A BOX OF CIGARS AND RETURNS PROOFS OF ONE OF HIS WORKS
THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE (1811-1863) English novelist best known for Vanity Fair (1848); and The Luck of Barry Lyndon (1844). Brief, but charming Autograph Letter Signed, “W.M. Thackeray.” One page, 16mo. [approx 4 x 4 inches]. No place. No date. Thackeray writes to “Dear Smith”.