Lot 23: British Literature Lot
October 29, 2016
Wells, ME, USA
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Description: (British Literature Lot) Leonard Alfred George Strong (1896 –1958) highly popular novelist, critic, historian and poet, ANS, 1944. Ishbel Ross (1895-1975) Journalist. Her book “Ladies of the Press” in 1936, did great service to historians. She became a leading writer for the NY Hearld Tribune. She also wrote several books of fiction. TLS, 1949. Lady Margaret Sackville (1881 – 1963) English poet and children’s author .When the Poetry Society was formed in 1912, Lady Margaret was made its first president. She had also been the first president of its predecessor, the Poetry Recital Society, formed in 1909. She had a passionate 15-year love affair with Ramsay MacDonald. Lady Margaret never married. ALS, 2pp 1944. Henry Major Tomlinson (1873-1958) British writer and journalist. He was known for anti-war and travel writing, novels and short stories, especially of life at sea. SIGNED presentation title page from his book “Gallions Reach” (1927). Edwin Herbert Samuel, 2nd Viscount Samuel CMG (1898 –1978) writer and Lecturer . He served in the Jewish Legion. He also served as the last Mandate-era Director of the Palestine Broadcasting Service. ALS (1973). Lord Francis Scott (1879-1952) Writer, diarist – He was the son of the 7th Duke of Buccleuch. He was one of the first British elite to travel and live in Kenya. He was the uncle to HRH Alice, Duchess of Gloucester (18901-1904) ANS 1936. Edward Abbott Parry (1863-1943) judge and dramatist.. He wrote several plays and books for children, ALS, 1903, 4pp.