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A FINE T.S. ELIOT ARCHIVE  —  IN HIS CAPACITY AS A DIRECTOR OF FABER & FABER

OFFERING UP HIS VIEWS ON THE PUBLICATION OF A BOOK ABOUT THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND, A BOOK ON MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE WITHIN THE CHURCH, PROPOSED BOOKS BY HUGH CECIL, AND THE GENERAL RUNNINGS OF THE FIRM WITH A HEAVY EMPHESIS ON ELIOT’S OWN RELIGIOUS CONSTRUCTS AND HIS PLACE WITHIN THE CHURCH

ELIOT, T.S.  (1888-1965).  American-born writer and poet.  Archive of 13 Typed Letters Signed, “T.S. Eliot”, on the wonderful red imprinted Faber & Faber Ltd. letterhead and The Criterion letterhead.  Twenty-eight total pages of eliot’s writing, quarto.  “24 Russell Square, London, W.C.1”, April 9, 1935 to April 22, 1936.  Paperclip marks in some blank margins, else very fine condition.  To “The Revd. Prebendary Harris, D.D., ‘Rosemary’, Eynsham, Oxford”.  With 2 letters from HUGH CECIL (1869-1965) British politician and Sir Winston Churchill’s best man; also accompanied by another 10+ letters and financials and outlines, from various individuals affiliated with the endeavor.

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HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN PENS HIS SIGNATURE AT THE TOP OF A POEM WRITTEN BY OSCKAR LUDWIG BERNARD WOLFF THAT WELCOMES DANISH SCULPTOR THORWALDENSEN TO A FRATERNAL SOCIETY

ANDERSEN,  HANS CHRISTIAN.  (1805-1875)  Danish author best remembered for his literary fairy tales.   His Signature “H.C. Andersen” Boldly penned at the head of an autograph poem entitled: “To Thorwaldensen on his admission to the student union”. No date. 

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DYLAN THOMAS   ~~  SIGNED AGREEMENT FOR THE SALE OF HIS: ‘THE FOLLOWERS’, WHICH WAS TO BE PUBLISHED IN BOOK FORM AS: ‘ADVENTURES IN THE SKIN TRADE AND OTHER STORIES’ AFTER HIS DEATH IN 1955

THOMAS, DYLAN.  (1914 – 1953).  Welsh poet and prose writer whose works include radio broadcasts of: ‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales’ and ‘Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog’; the poem ‘Do not go gentle into that good night’.  Scarce Agreement Signed: “Dylan Thomas”, being his acknowledgement at the conclusion of a Typed [carbon] Letter Signed to him from the ‘American Library of World Literature, Inc.’  One very full page, New York,  August 25, 1953. [just 3 months before is death.] 

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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.

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EXCEEDINGLY RARE INSCRIBED COPY OF HENRIK IBSEN’S ‘LADY INGER OF OSTRAT’  —  CHOICE  PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY IBSEN TO POET AUGUST FRESENIUS

IBSEN, HENRIK.  (1828-1906).  Norwegian playwright, director, and poet;  viewed as one of the founders of Modernism in theater.  His book: Die Herrin von Oestrot : Historisches Schauspiel in funf Aufzuugen.  Unter Mitwirkung von Emma Klingenfeld veranstaltete deutsche Originalausgabe der Fru Ingerd til Oestrot. Munich.   Theodor Ackermann, 1877. Small octavo.  [5 ¾ x 7 inches approximately], 171 pages. Original printed blue-green wrappers, browned around the edges/margins, and showing offset from ‘sunning’. A very good copy, that is internally fine.  First edition, presentation copy inscribed by Ibsen to August Fresenius. 

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STUART MERRILL ON TO GUSTAVE KAHN ABOUT KAHN’S WIFE AND: “HER CONVERSION TO JUDAISM…[A REPLY] TO THE IGNOMINIES AND HYPOCRISIES OF MODERN CHRISTIANITY”

MERRILL, STUART.  (1863-1915).  American poet; known for Petits Poemes d’Automne, Les Fastes, and other works.  Uncommon Autograph Letter Signed, “Stuart Merrill”, in French.  Three pages, octavo.  “53 Quai de Bourbon”, [Paris],

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WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS  —   “MAYBE LOVE, SWEET LOVE IS DIFFERENT – LIKE HELL IT IS.”  —    OUTSTANDING COMMENTARY ON DANTE, SHAKESPEARE, ELLIS, HARDY, AND JIM LAUGHLIN

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM CARLOS. (1883-1963). American physician and writer; author of verse, essays, novels and short stories; won 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Pictures of Breughel. Outstanding Typed Letter Signed, “Bill” on his imprinted W.C. Williams, M.D. 9 Ridge Road Rutherford, New Jersey stationery. Two very full pages, quarto. Rutherford, N.J., May 26, 1944.

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