T.E. LAWRENCE a.k.a ‘LAWRENCE OF ARABIA’ ~~ IN A REMARKABLE LETTER REVEALS: ”I DO NOT WRITE. YEARS AND YEARS AGO, IN 1922 TO BE EXACT, I TRIED FOR THE THIRD TIME TO WRITE A BOOK, FAILED AGAIN, AND DECIDED TO PACK UP WRITING FOR GOOD. ONE HAS TO BE BORN TO IT, I FANCY. OLD G.B.S. AND THE REST TURN IT OUT LIKE SAUSAGES. I SWEAT AND SWEAT… ”
LAWRENCE, T(HOMAS) E(DWARD) [Lawrence of Arabia]. (1888-1935). British adventurer, soldier and author. Wonderful Typed Letter Signed, “Yours sincerely, T.E. Shaw”. One full page, quarto. “R.A.F. Mount Batten, Plymouth”, October 30, 1931. Very fine condition. To Flight Lieutenant John G. Hawtrey. Accompanied by two letters from Hawtrey to British poet Sigfried Sassoon describing the circumstance surrounding the creation of these letters.
MICHAEL FARADAY READS UP ON EGYPT — AN ATTRACTIVE ONE PAGE ALS
FARADAY, MICHAEL. (1791-1867). British physicist and chemist. Autograph Letter Signed, “M. Faraday”, on blind-embossed and crested Royal Institution of Great Britain stationery. One page, octavo. London, February 4, 1859.
FORMER PRESIDENT, JAMES MONROE — CHRONICLES HIS DIFFICULT TRAVELS ABOARD A STEAMSHIP IN 1830. A FINE ALS — WITH THE ORIGINAL FREE-FRANKED ADDRESS PANEL, SIGNED BY MONROE, STILL ATTACHED
MONROE, JAMES. (1758-1831). Fifth President of the United States. Good Autograph Letter Signed, “James Monroe”. Two full pages, quarto. Washington, D.C., January 18, 1830. Very fine condition.
FRANKLIN PIERCE URGES THE APPOINTMENT OF A NEW SHERIFF IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, STATING THAT THE PETITION SUPPORTING HIM: “ALREADY BEARS THE NAMES OF SOME OF THE BEST DEMOCRATS IN THE COUNTY.”
PIERCE, FRANKLIN. (1804-1869). Fourteenth President of the United States (1853-7). Early, scarce, Autograph Letter Signed, “Fr. Pierce”. One full page, quarto. Francestown, New Hampshire, April 17, 1837. Very fine condition. To “Col. John H. Steele, Peterboro, N.H.”
“MRS. ROOSEVELT…HAS A RATHER LONG CONVALESCENCE AHEAD OF HER… TITINE AND HELEN AND TOMMY JR. WERE TRUMPS ABOUT ARCHIE”… WITH FURTHER COMMENTARY ON HIS READING RUTH McNERY’S BOOKS
ROOSEVELT, THEODORE. (1858-1919). 26th President (1901-1909), and first American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (1906). Good Autograph Letter, boldly written and Signed “Theodore Roosevelt,” on his imprinted Sagamore Hill embossed stationery, with excellent personal and family content. Three very full pages, octavo. [New York], October 9, 1911.
AN EXCEPTIONALLY EARLY WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS LETTER REFERENCING HIS FIRST SUCCESSFUL BOOK: “FAIRY AND FOLK TALES OF THE IRISH PEASANTRY” AND SAYS THE PUBLISHER SENT THE BOOK TO THE CONTROVERSIAL RUSSIAN SPIRITUALIST, AUTHOR AND CO-FOUNDER OF THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, AND PUBLISHER OF THE JOURNAL ‘LUCIFER’ ~~ MADAME HELENA BLAVATSKY
YEATS, WILLIAM BUTLER. (1865-1939) Irish poet, dramatist, and Nobel laureate. Exceptionally early, Autograph Letter Signed, “W.B. Yeats”. One full page, octavo. November 9, no year .. “3 Blenheim Road, Bedford Park, Chiswick”, UK. To Mr. Keighty.
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.]