P.G. WODEHOUSE EXPRESSES HIS DELIGHT AT HAVING HIS SHORT-STORY “THE CRIME WAVE AT BLANDINGS” PUBLISHED IN BRAILLE BY THE AMERICAN BROTHERHOOD OF THE BLIND
WODEHOUSE, P[ELHAM] G[RENVILLE] (1881-1975) English writer of novels, short stories, and musical theater. Scarce, pre-war, Typed Letter Signed, “P.G. Wodehouse,” on 14 Eresby House, Rutland Gates letterhead. One full page, quarto. Low Wood, Le Touquet, France. March 27, 1938.
E.E. CUMMINGS — “ONE OF THE VERY FEW / ’YOUNGER AMERICAN WRITERS’ WHO / DESERVES TO BE CALLED A POET…”
CUMMINGS, E(DWARD) E(STLIN). (1894-1962). American poet. Uncommon Typed Letter Signed, “E.E. Cummings”, in red crayon, written in the style of his poetry. One page, quarto. “4 Patchin Place, New York City, 11”, May 16, 1955. Very fine condition. To “Dear Miss Nicolson”.
CHURCHILL INFORMS HIS UK PUBLISHER, CASSELL ABOUT THE GREATEST COUP OF POST WORLD WAR II PUBLISHING — AND OFFERS THE PUBLICATION DATES AND DETAILS OF CHURCHILL’S: THE SECOND WORLD WAR
CHURCHILL, SIR WINSTON S. (1874-1965). British politician and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1940-1945, 1951-1955). Important Typed Letter Signed, “Yours sincerely, Winston S. Churchill”, with a lengthy five-line paragraph written entirely in his hand above his bold closing signature, on his imprinted 28, Hyde Park Gate, London, S.W.7 stationery. Two full pages, quarto. London, January 23, 1948.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT ON WOODROW WILSON ~~ “PERSONALLY, HOWEVER, I BELIEVE THAT IF WE HAD HAD A PRESIDENT OF THE RIGHT KIND, A PRESIDENT LIKE ANDREW JACKSON, FOR INSTANCE, WHO WOULD NOT HAVE TOLERATED THE DREADFUL THINGS DONE TO US BY GERMANY, HE COULD HAVE AROUSED OUR PEOPLE. A ‘BUGLE CALL FROM THE WHITE HOUSE’ WILL AROUSE MANY A SLOTHFUL OR TIMID OR SHORTSIGHTED…AMERICAN”
ROOSEVELT, THEODORE. (1858-1919). Twenty-sixth President of the United States (1901-9). Superb Typed Letter Signed, “Theodore Roosevelt,” on his imprinted Oyster Bay, Long Island, N.Y stationery. One full page, small quarto. September 1st, 1915.
WITH A HARLEY-DAVIDSON… “THE MORE THE MERRIER” “CERTAINLY APPLIES TO A BUNCH OF LIVE, CARE-FREE MOTORCYCLE RIDERS. THERE ARE SO MANY PLACES TO GO, SO MANY NEW THINGS TO SEE, AND SO MUCH SPORT AND FUN TO ENJOY WITH A HARLEY-DAVIDSON…”
DAVIDSON, ARTHUR. (1881–1950). One of the Original Founders of Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Uncommon Typed Letter Signed “Arthur Davidson”, on Harley-Davidson letterhead. One page, quarto. “Milwaukee, February 20, 1936, to Mr. Marcus Hilden, Ellsworth, Wisconsin.
RARE LETTER FROM THE FOUNDER OF MODERN ZIONISM, THEODORE HERZL, WHO WANTS TO ESTABLISH INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS IN PALESTINE AND TO MAKE THIS EFFORTS KNOWN AMONG THE VARIOUS ZIONIST ORGANIZATIONS
HERZL, THEODORE. (1860-1904). Founder of the Zionist movement, whose advocacy of a Jewish state in Palestine led to the creation of Israel. Rare Typed Circular Letter Signed, “Herzl”, in German. One page, quarto. Vienna, December 30, 1900. Very fine condition.
“MUSSOLINI AND HITLER, HAVING DONE EXTRAORDINARY SERVICE TO THEIR COUNTRIES’ — ‘IN EVERY PUBLIC REFERENCE OF MINE TO THE PERSECUTION OF THE JEWS, DENOUNCED AND RIDICULED IT IN THE MOST UNEQUIVOCAL TERMS. I HAVE NEVER SUGGESTED THAT THE IMPERIALIST WAR OF CONQUEST BY JAPAN ON CHINA IS COMPARABLE IN ANY WAY TO THE ITALIAN CONQUEST OF ABYSSINIA’ —
SHAW, GEORGE BERNARD. (1856-1950). Irish-born writer. Superb Typed Letter Signed, “G. Bernard Shaw”, on his imprinted stationery. One and a quarter pages, quarto. [London] October 6, 1937. To Henry Elphick