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AUDUBON PUBLISHES HIS ROYAL OCTAVO EDITION OF:  THE BIRDS OF AMERICA’ WITH ITS 65 ADDITIONAL PLATES, AND ANNOUNCES TO HARRIS: “I HAVE MADE A GOOD NUMBER OF DRAWINGS THAT YOU HAVE NOT SEEN AND THAT I LONG TO SHOW YOU.”

AUDUBON, JOHN. (1785-1851). Ornithologist, naturalist, and artist. Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “John J. Audubon.”  Very full page, quarto. February 4, 1842,  To Edward Harris.

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A HIGHLY IMPORTANT HENRY MILLER LETTER ~~  STAGGERLINGLY FULL OF MAJOR BIBLIO AND BIOGRAPHICAL FACTS WITH BITING AND REVEALING COMMENTARY FROM HIS TRAVELS IN FRANCE IN 1928,  WITH HIS WIFE, JUNE.

THIS PERIOD WAS THE BASIS FOR HIS NOVEL:  TROPIC OF CANCER

MILLER, HENRY.  (1891-1980).  American novelist; author whose Bohemian lifestyle and autobiographical novels broke existing literary forms. Remarkable and highly important Autograph Letter Signed, “H.V.M.”, on imprinted Hotel-Restaurant de Grenoble et de Savoie stationery.  Eight full pages, quarto.  Aix-en-Provence, October 6, 192[8].

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C DAY LEWIS ATTEMPTS TO GET CLIFFORD [HENRY DYMENT] ON THE CIVIL LIST OR GET FUNDS FROM THE ROYAL LITERARY FUND TO HELP SUPPORT HIM DURING HIS ILLNESSS

DAY LEWIS, C(ECIL).  (1904-1972).  English poet and novelist. Two Typed Letters Signed, “C. Day Lewis”, on his name-imprinted and illustrated Chatto and Windus Ltd. letterhead.  Two seperate pages, quarto.  “62 Iverness Terrace, Bayswater, London, W.2.”, December 21st, 1970.

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A CONTENT RICH, POLITICAL AND IDEOLOGICAL ARCHIVE OF 20+ THEODORE DREISER LETTERS ON: COMMUNISM, SOCIALISM, COAL WORKERS, STRIKES, CAPITALISM, AND COMMON SENSE — WITH [APPARENTLY] A 3 PAGE COPY OF A LETTER DREISER SENT TO PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT CONCERNING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AS AN EQUAL RIGHTS ISSUE!

DREISER, THEODORE. (1871-1945). American naturalist author. A content overflowing, archive of twenty Typed and Autograph Letters Signed.  Many are on Dreiser’s name-imprinted stationery, several on The American Spectator letterhead, and one letter is on a non-imprinted sheet.  All/most are large octavo/small quarto in size. October 1933 to October 1939.

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VIRGINIA WOOLF POLITELY DECLINES WRITING THE ENTRY FOR WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY IN THE ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA, SAYING THAT SHE KNOWS “SO LITTLE” ABOUT HIM!

WOOLF, VIRGINIA.  (1882-1941).  British novelist, essayist and critic.  Scarce Typed Letter Signed, “Virginia Woolf”, on her light blue, imprinted 52 Tavistock Square, W.C.1. Telephone: Museum 2621 stationery.  Full page, small quarto.  Very fine condition.  Bloomsbury, February 5, 1928.   To: ‘Dear Mr. Lynd’. 

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THREE YEARS BEFORE PUBLISHING ALICE IN WONDERLAND,  LEWIS CARROLL OFFERS EDITING ADVICE ON A POEM SUBMITTED TO HIM FOR REVIEW, AND ACCEPTS CONGRATULATIONS ON HIS NEWLY PUBLISHED WORK ENTITLED:  COLLEGE RHYMES

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). Good, early Autograph Letter Signed, “C.L. Dodgson”.  Four full pages, octavo.  “Ch[rist] Ch[urch] Oxford”, England, December 1, 1862. 

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EXCEPTIONALLY EARLY, GRAHAM GREENE LETTER ANNOUNCING THE SUCCESS OF HIS FIRST PUBLISHED NOVEL:  THE MAN WITHIN ~~ ACCOMPANIED BY A LONG, DETAILED AND INSIGHTFUL LETTER FROM HIS WIFE

GREENE, GRAHAM.  (1904-91).  British novelist; known for: The Confidential Agent (1939), The Power and the Glory (1940), The Third Man (1949), The End of the Affair (1951), Our Man in Havana (1958), amongst many others.  Enlightening and early Autograph Letter Signed, “Graham Greene”, to his uncle.  One full page, octavo. “8 Heathcroft, Hampstead Way, N.W.11.”  [September 30, 1929]. 

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