THE CO-AUTHOR OF KING KONG, EARLY IN HIS CAREER, OFFERS A JOURNALIST A POSITION ON THE ‘DAILY MAIL’ IN JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
WALLACE, EDGAR. (1875-1932). English mystery-story writer; his last work was part-authorship of the film script for King Kong, which was finished shortly before his death. Early Typed Letter Signed, “Edgar Wallace”, on his name-imprinted “Daily Mail” Office letterhead. One full page, quarto. “5, Tyne Buildings, Market Street, Johannesburg [South Africa]”, June 7, 1902.
FABULOUS ORGINAL SIGNED SKETCH OF H.G. WELLS
WELLS, H[ERBERT] G[EORGE]. (1866-1946.) English author best known for his science fictions works; “The Time Machine” (1895), “The Island of Dr. Moreau” (1896), “The Invisible Man” (1897), “The War of the Worlds” (1898), and “The First Men in the Moon” (1901). Original octavo pen-and-ink caricature of Wells, drawn by L. J. BINNS (1861?-1936?). Wonderfully inscribed and Signed, “Absolutely unlike me, H.G. Wells,” under his image.
JULES VERNE REFERS TO THE SECOND ATTACK OF FACIAL PARALYSIS [BELL’S PALSY] WHICH AFFLICTED HIM THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE, AND FOR WHICH HE SOUGHT TREATMENT BY ELECTRICAL STIMULATION
VERNE, JULES (1828-1905) French author; pioneered the science-fiction genre; best known for his novels: A Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1872). Uncommon Autograph Letter Signed, “Jules Verne,” in French. One full page, octavo. “Boulevard Bonne, Nouvelle 18”. Paris, Thursday, February 15th, no year. .
A RARE LETTER OF MARY SHELLEY ~~ THE AUTHOR OF ‘FRANKENSTEIN’
SHELLEY, MARY (1797-1851) British novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer. Shelley is best known for her Gothic novel: Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus. Rare Autograph Letter Signed, “Mary Shelley.” One page, octavo.