Printed wrappers, 8vo, 273 pp, plates, ills. 647 lots. Among the highlights noted were the following: One of the Longest Autograph Letters of Jane Austen (to Her Sister Cassandra); an Autograph Letter of John Keats; a Remarkable and Unpublished Letter of Joseph Haydn, with Other Letters Relating to Him; the Working Drafts and Papers for Graham Greene's Recent and Already Celebrated Essay "J'accuse"; An Apparently Unrecorded Autograph Manuscript by John Locke: "A Call to the Nation to Unity"; Papers of the Society of Authors; Lennox Robinson; Sir Samuel Baker; Dorothy L. Sayers; and B.J. Lees, Allegedly the Medium of Queen Victoria; A Remarkable Collection of Shakespearian Forgeries by William Henry Ireland; A Certificate Signed by Oscar Wilde's Doctors Three Days Before His Death; Literature: Letters or Manuscripts by W. H. Ainsworth, H. C. Andersen, W. H. Auden, Samuel Beckett, John Betjeman, Edmund Blunden, Elizabeth Bowen, Vera Brittain, Rupert Brooke, E. B. and Robert Browning, Robert Burns, Byron, Roy Campbell, Raymond Chandler, Agatha Christie, John Clare, Joseph Conrad, John Davidson, C. Day Lewis, de la Mare, Charles Dickens, C. L. Dodgson, T.S liot, Ronald Firbank, E.M. Forster, Roy Fuller, John Galsworthy, Leon Garfield, David Gascoyne, Edward Gibbon, Goethe, William Golding, Edmund Gosse, Robert Graves, Thomas Gray, Lady Gregory, Thom Gunn, Thomas Hardy, Hermann Hesse, A.E. and Laurence Housman, Leigh Hunt, Aldous Huxley, W, E, Johns, David Jones, James Joyce, D.H. and T. E. Lawrence, Jack London, W.S. Maugham, Iris Murdoch, Sean O'Casey, George Orwell, Ezra Pound (Important Series), J. C. Powys, Proust, Allen Ramsay, Dorothy L. Sayers, G.B. Shaw (including a Long Series to Sean O'Casey), Robert Southey, Stephen Spender, Lytton Strachey, Stevie Smith, Thackeray, Dylan Thomas, Edward Thomas, Tolkien, Tolstoy, Valéry, Evelyn Waugh, H. G. Wells, P. G. Wodehouse, Virginia Woolf, William Wordsworth, George, J. B. and W. B. Yeats; Music: Letters or Manuscripts by Bartok, Bellini, J. B. Cramer, Delius, Donizetti, Joseph Haydn, Liszt, Rossini, Sibelius, Richard Strauss, Stravinsky, Wagner and Vaughan Williams; History, Art Etc: Letters or Manuscripts by Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, James I, Charles I, Charles II, George II, III and IV, Victoria, Churchill, Disraeli, Sir Thomas Phillipps; Baden Powell; General Gordon (Important Series), J. A. Grant, Stanley, Livingstone: Abraham Lincoln; H.B. Stowe: Louis XVIII, Marie Antoinette, Napoleon I, de Sade, George Sand, Garrick, Irving, Kean, Lillie Langtry, Macready, Sheridan, Constable, Degas, Delacroix, Lovat Fraser, Eric Gill, Lear, Matisse, Monet, Henry Moore, Rowlandson, Stanley Spencer, Turner, Whistler, G.E. Moore, Jeremy Taylor, John Wesley, Darwin, Freud and Newton. Indexed Good. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Catalogue of Valuable Autograph Letters, ...
Publisher: Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., London, auction catalogue for the sale held on 29th June 1982
Publication Date: 1982
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