GEORGE ELIOT [MARY ANNE EVANS] — WRITES TO ALEXANDER MAIN REGARDING THE PRONUNCIATION OF HER FOURTH NOVEL, ROMOLA, — AND HER LIFE WITH GEORGE LEWES
EVANS, MARY ANNE. (1819-1880) Writing under the pen name ‘George Eliot’; Mary Anne Evans was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era; Her novels, largely set in provincial England, are well known for their realism and psychological insight; she wrote seven novels: Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Romola (1862–63), Felix Holt, the Radical (1866), Middlemarch (1871–72) and Daniel Deronda (1876). Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “M.A. Lewes,” on The Priory, 21 North Bank, Regents Park letterhead. January 2, 1875. Four full pages, octavo. Very fine condition.
EMILY DICKINSON QUOTES EMILY BRONTE
‘THOUGH EARTH AND MAN WERE GONE AND SUNS AND UNIVERSE CEASED TO BE AND THOU WERE LEFT ALONE, EVERY EXISTENCE WOULD EXIST IN THEE’
DICKINSON, EMILY. (1830-1886). American reclusive poet; unrecognized in her own time, yet now praised for her style and brilliance, and the integrity of her vision. Exceeding-rare, and highly important Autograph Letter Signed, “Emily”, in pencil. Three pages, octavo. [Amherst, Autumn 1884], to Mrs. Samuel E. Mack. In very fine condition.
D.H. LAWRENCE TO SARA TEASDALE — ACKNOWLEDGING RECEIPT OF HER FLAME AND SHADOW COLLECTION OF POETRY — “ONE MUST HARDEN ONES HEART AND LAST, OR DIE OF IT. AS FOR ME, IT RESOLVES IN TO A LONG FIGHT. AND ONE SEES THE SWORD IN EVERYTHING”
LAWRENCE, D.H. (1885-1930). English novelist, poet and essayist. Terrific Autograph Letter Signed, “D.H. Lawrence”. One full page, quarto. To poet Sara Teasdale. “Villa Fontana Vecchia, Taormina”, January 28, 1921. Very fine condition.
BAYARD TAYLOR — AUTHOR OF ‘THE FIRST GAY NOVEL’ TO BE PUBLISHED IN AMERICA — PENS A FABULOUS EARLY ILLUSIONARY LETTER: “NOW, THAT YOU YOURSELF WEAR THE FETTERS MATRIMONIAL, YOU ARE NOT GOING TO DREAM ME INTO THEM SO EASILY.”
TAYLOR, BAYARD. (1825-1878) American poet, literary critic, translator, and travel author. Exceptional and early Autograph Letter Signed “J. Bayard Taylor”. [Taylor was christened ‘James Bayard Taylor’ at birth, thus the “J” in his signature]. Two full pages, quarto. Phoenixville, June 16, 1847. To Taylor’s early friend and apprentice in the printing trade, Edward Paxson, (1824-1905), later Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
HENRY JAMES — TO THE WIFE OF ARTIST SIR LAWRENCE ALMA-TADEMA
JAMES, HENRY. (1843-1882). American writer; born in New York City, he resided in London from 1876 and became a naturalized British citizen in 1915; author of The American (1877), The Europeans (1878), Daisy Miller (1879), Washington Square (1881), The Bostonians (1886), and The Tragic Muse (1890). Autograph Note Signed, “Henry James”, on a 16mo. card. “3 Bolton Court”, London, February 12, no year.
BRIGHAM YOUNG TO CHURCH ELDER GEORGE CANNON — VOICING HIS OUTSPOKEN REBUKE OF FEDERAL TROOPS BEING STATIONED IN UTAH IN 1859
YOUNG, BRIGHAM. (1801-1877). Fascinating and important Manuscript Letter Signed, “Brigham Young sen[ior]”. Three very full pages, quarto. Salt Lake City, June 23, 1859. Excellent condition. To Church elder George Cannon.
EINSTEIN TACKLES ONE OF THE GREATEST UNSOLVED MYSTERIES OF ‘MAN’-KIND! — THE ‘EQUATION’ OF “WOMEN” ~ AS EXPLAINED BY ALBERT EINSTEIN TO HIS SON — ‘YOU SEEM TO KEEP KNOCKING ABOUT WITH THE ETERNAL-FEMININE.’ — “DON’T STICK WITH THE OLDER GIRLFRIEND… RATHER LOOK FOR A HARMLESS GIRLFRIEND, BECAUSE SHE IS MORE LIKE A FRIENDLY GAME, OTHERWISE YOU MAY WELL GET INTO TROUBLE”
EINSTEIN, ALBERT. (1879-1955) German physicist. Revealing Autograph Letter Signed, “Papa”, in German. One full page, oblong quarto. No place, no date. Very fine condition. To his son, Tetel.