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Historic Autograph Letters, Manuscripts & Documents

Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

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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 [1888]..  “3 Blenheim Road, Bedford Park, Chiswick”, UK.  To Mr. Keighty. 

$4500.00
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THORNTON WILDER ENTHUSIASTICALLY RECOMMENDS REBECCA WEST FOR AN HONORARY DEGREE FROM YALE

WILDER, THORNTON.  (1897-1975).  American novelist and playwright; author of Our Town and The Bridge of San Luis Rev.  Autograph Letter Signed, “Thornton” on Gideon Putnam Hotel stationery. Howden, Conn. November 21, 1956. To “Dear Timmy” [Thomas R. Coward].

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RENOIR REFERENCES RECEIVING A LETTER FROM THE NIECE OF BERTHE MORISOT AND EUGENE MANET, PAULE GOBILLARD, WHO WAS A TALENTED YET RELATIVELY UNKNOWN WOMAN ARTIST AT THE TURN OF THE 20TH CENTURY

RENOIR, PIERRE-AUGUSTE. (1841-1919). French painter who was a leading figure in the Impressionist movement.  Attractive Autograph Letter Signed, “Renoir”.  Full page, octavo.  Cagnes, May 2, [1910].  To ‘Dear friend’. 

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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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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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ABOLITIONIST AUTHOR, HARRIET BEECHER STOWE, APOLOGISES SAYING: “I WAS AWAY DOWN IN FLORIDA”

STOWE, HARRIET BEECHER. (1811-1896) American author, abolitionist; best known for her anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Autograph Letter Signed “H.B. Stowe”, on her monogrammed blue “S” stationery. One page, octavo. Hartford, [Conneticut]. May 12, 1867.

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MILLARD FILLMORE EXPRESSING A DEPTH OF PERSONAL REFLECTION TO THE WIDOW CARROLL IN HER LONELINESS: “I NOW TAKE GREAT PLEASURE IN SENDING… [PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE FILLMORE FAMILY, NOTING THE ONE] OF MY DEAR DAUGHTER, [MARY ABIGAIL] TAKEN FROM A PAINTING SINCE HER DEATH.”

FILLMORE, MILLARD. (1800-74). Thirteenth President of the United States.  Revealing Autograph Letter Signed, “Millard Fillmore”. Two full pages, octavo.  Buffalo, Sept. 8, 1864.

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