“WOMAN WANTS BREAD; NOT THE BALLOT” ~~~ SUSAN B. ANTHONY OFFERS TO GIVE A LECTURE AND PROPOSES A SPLIT FOR THE GATE RECEIPTS
ANTHONY, SUSAN B. (1820-1906). American woman-suffrage advocate. Good Autograph Letter Signed, “Susan B. Anthony”, on National-American Woman Suffrage Association stationery, with the names of the various Suffrage leaders imprinted on it, along with their titles/positions. 2 1/2 full pages, large octavo. Chicago, Illinois, March 25th, 1876.
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, . To ‘Dear friend’.
DEGAS IN THE SPA TOWN OF CAUTERETS, FRANCE ~~ TAKING THE WATERS, SEEING CLASSIC PULCINCELLA PUPPET THEATRE IN THE PARKS, REPORTING OF WRITING MARY CASSATT AND MALLARME — AND ALL THE WHILE DREAMING OF POSSIBLE CURES TO BE FOUND AT LOURDES
DEGAS, EDGAR. (1834-1917). French Impressionist artist famous for his pastel drawings, oil paintings, bronze sculptures, and prints. Superb Autograph Letter Signed, “Degas”. Four full pages, octavo. “Hotel Angleterre, Cauterets [A French resort town in the Pyrenees], August 30”, no year. To Paul Abert Bartholome.
A TRULY CHARMING AND ‘CLASSIC’ GEORGE BERNARD SHAW LETTER RESPLENDENT WITH HIS WIT AND HUMOR! “IF LIVIA WOULD STOP EATING HER FELLOW CREATURES [AND BECOME A VEGETRIAN, LIKE G.B.S.] SHE WOULD FIND HER TEETH SOUNDER AND HER MATHEMATICAL FACULTY CLEARER.”
SHAW, GEORGE BERNARD. (1856-1950). Irish-born writer; Nobel prize winner. Charming Typed Letter Signed, “G. Bernard Shaw”, on his imprinted 10 Adelphi Terrace, W.C. stationery. Two full pages, small quarto. ‘Piccard’s Cottage, St. Catherines, Guilford, Surrey [England]’. September 29, 1907.
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.
AGATHA CHRISTIE ADAPTS HER NOVEL ORGINALLY PUBLISHED IN 1939 BY ‘THE CRIME CLUB’ AS: TEN LITTLE NIGGERS, AND SUBSEQUENTLY RENAMED: AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, FOR THE STAGE ~~ BUT CURIOUSLY THIS BOOK ALSO APPEARED TITLED AS: ‘TEN LITTLE INDIANS’ IN AMERICA
CHRISTIE, DAME AGATHA. (1890-1976). English writer of mystery novels. Important Autograph Letter Signed, “Agatha Christie,” on her imprinted Greenway House stationery. Four full pages, octavo. “Churston Ferrers, South Devon,” February 21, no year.
“I HAVE MADE MORE SPEECHES FOR OUR IDEAS OF EQUAL RIGHTS IN MORE STATES AND TO MORE PEOPLE THAN ANY MAN IN THIS COUNTRY” – HENRY WILSON
WILSON, HENRY (1812-1875). Vice President of the United States under U.S. Grant, and a Senator from Massachusetts known for his strong anti-slavery positions; devoted himself to the destruction of ‘Slave Power’ [the political power of the slave-owning class]; authored a bill that outlawed slavery in Washington, D.C. and was responsible for incorporating African Americans in the Union Civil War effort. Superb Autograph Letter Signed, “H. Wilson.” Four very full pages, quarto. Natick, [Massachusetts]. October 7, 1870.