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Auction Description for IAA: Autographs
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Week before sale by appointment only. Day of sale at the venue from 9am.
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www.invaluable.com/iaa

741 lots | 739 with images

December 15, 2012

Live Auction

Radisson Edwardian Hotel

140 Bath Road

Heathrow, UB3 5AW United Kingdom

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WILDE OSCAR: (1854-1900) Irish Playwright &

Lot 300: WILDE OSCAR: (1854-1900) Irish Playwright &

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Description: WILDE OSCAR: (1854-1900) Irish Playwright & Novelist. Bold pencil signature ('Oscar Wilde') and autograph address, 9 Charles St., Grosvenor Sqre., London, on a small 8vo piece of stationery. Some very light, extremely minor age wear, VG 9 Charles Street (now named Carlos Place) off Grosvenor Square in Mayfair, was the principal London residence of Wilde until his marriage to Constance Lloyd in 1884, soon after which he and his wife set up home in Tite Street.

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SHAW GEORGE BERNARD: (1856-1950) Irish Playwright,

Lot 301: SHAW GEORGE BERNARD: (1856-1950) Irish Playwright,

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Description: SHAW GEORGE BERNARD: (1856-1950) Irish Playwright, Nobel Prize winner for Literature, 1925. A.N.S., G. Bernard Shaw, on one side of his printed correspondence card, Ayot Saint Lawrence, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, 18th April 1950, to the booksellers Hugh Rees Ltd., London. Shaw has pasted a newspaper advertisement for the second impression of The Times Guide to the House of Commons to the card, adding a holograph note at the base, in full, 'Please send me this; and charge to my a/c.' Hand addressed by Shaw to the verso (some minor water staining to the address), VG

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SHAW GEORGE BERNARD: (1856-1950) Irish Playwright,

Lot 302: SHAW GEORGE BERNARD: (1856-1950) Irish Playwright,

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Description: SHAW GEORGE BERNARD: (1856-1950) Irish Playwright, Nobel Prize winner for Literature, 1925. Vintage signed postcard photograph, to the verso, the image depicting Shaw in a semi-profile half length pose. Photograph by Russell. Signed ('G. Bernard Shaw') in fountain pen ink, to the verso, and dated 1929 in his hand. A brief holograph note in an unidentified hand, explaining the circumstances under which Shaw signed the photograph, appears at the base of the verso. Some silvering to the image and one slight corner crease, otherwise VG

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SHAW GEORGE BERNARD: (1856-1950) Irish Playwright,

Lot 303: SHAW GEORGE BERNARD: (1856-1950) Irish Playwright,

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Description: SHAW GEORGE BERNARD: (1856-1950) Irish Playwright, Nobel Prize winner for Literature, 1925. Brief A.L.S., G. Bernard Shaw, on one side of his printed correspondence card, Ayot St. Lawrence, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, 13th February 1911, to F.A. Brockhaus, stating, in full, ' "The Dark Lady of the Sonnets" appeared in the January number of The New English Review. It is not as yet accessible in any other form.' Some very light, minor age wear, VG

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SHAW GEORGE BERNARD: (1856-1950) Irish Playwright,

Lot 304: SHAW GEORGE BERNARD: (1856-1950) Irish Playwright,

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Description: SHAW GEORGE BERNARD: (1856-1950) Irish Playwright, Nobel Prize winner for Literature, 1925. Book signed and inscribed, a hardback edition of Nine Plays, published by Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, 1942. Signed and inscribed by Shaw to the half title page in bold, dark fountain pen ink, 'Inscribed to Roul Tunley, in gratitude for his valiant defence of the author, G. Bernard Shaw' and dated Ayot St. Lawrence, 9th July 1943, in his hand. Embossed green leather boards and leather spine with raised bands. Extensive wear to the boards, spine detached and front board loose, FR

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MAUGHAM W. SOMERSET: (1874-1965) English

Lot 305: MAUGHAM W. SOMERSET: (1874-1965) English

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Description: MAUGHAM W. SOMERSET: (1874-1965) English Playwright & Novelist. Vintage signed 3.5 x 6 photograph of Maugham in a head and shoulders pose. Signed ('W. Somerset Maugham') in bold blue fountain pen ink with his name alone to a light area at the head of the image. Together with a T.L.S., W. S. Maugham, one page, 8vo, St. Jean-Cap-Ferrat, 17th February 1956, to Mr. Roest, thanking him for his charming letter. VG to EX, 2

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DICKENS CHARLES: (1812-1870) English Novelist.

Lot 306: DICKENS CHARLES: (1812-1870) English Novelist.

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Description: DICKENS CHARLES: (1812-1870) English Novelist. A.L.S., Charles Dickens, (a good example, with paraph), one page, 8vo, Tavistock House, 31st May 1854, ('5 o'clock afternoon') to E. M. Ward. Dickens states that he has only just received his correspondent's letter and continues 'I am sorry that the day you name will not suit me; but I hope that either Monday the 12th or the following Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, may be convenient to you.' Attractively triple matted in three pale shades of light brown and cream alongside an image of Dickens in a head and shoulders pose and framed and glazed in a gold coloured frame to an overall size of 18 x 15. VG

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HARDY THOMAS: (1840-1928) English Novelist.

Lot 307: HARDY THOMAS: (1840-1928) English Novelist.

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Description: HARDY THOMAS: (1840-1928) English Novelist. A.L.S., Thomas Hardy, on one side of a printed correspondence card, Max Gate, Dorchester, 12th June 1914, to Mr. Bond, in full, 'Many thanks for your good wishes. When your date comes round, please imagine me promptly sending the same.' VG

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LAWRENCE D.H.: (1885-1930) English Author. D.S.,

Lot 308: LAWRENCE D.H.: (1885-1930) English Author. D.S.,

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Description: LAWRENCE D.H.: (1885-1930) English Author. D.S., D. H. Lawrence, two pages, folio, New York, 1st May 1929. The typed document is a Memorandum of Agreement between Lawrence and his agent Curtis Brown Ltd., and the publishers Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith Inc. of New York, the publishers agreeing to publish the manuscript of a work entitled Collected Poems for which they shall pay Lawrence a royalty of 10% of the catalogue (retail) price of all copies sold in the United States up to 5000 copies, 12.5% up to 10,000 copies and 15% on all copies sold thereafter. The document contains further clauses regarding royalty statements etc., and agreeing that Lawrence 'shall be entitled to receive on publication six presentation copies of the said work and shall have the right to purchase further copies for personal use at the lowest wholesale price.' Boldly signed in blue fountain pen ink by Lawrence at the conclusion and countersigned by Harrison Smith. Lawrence has also signed the document a further three times with his initials ('D.H.L.') at the base of the first page and in the left and right margins of the first page alongside corrections. Contained in a plain paper wrapper and with some minor tears and paper loss to the right edge of each page, inexpertly repaired with tape, just affecting one of Lawrence's initial signatures. About G

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LAWRENCE D.H.: (1885 - 1930) English Author.

Lot 309: LAWRENCE D.H.: (1885 - 1930) English Author.

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Description: LAWRENCE D.H.: (1885 - 1930) English Author. A.L.S, D. H. Lawrence, two pages, 8vo, Hampstead, London. 6th October 1915, to a gentleman. Lawrence thanks his correspondent for their card expressing a desire to subscribe to three copies of The Signature. The novelist asks that the gentleman send his subscription to an address in Southampton Row where they will immediately send him copies of the number already issued 'and three copies each of the remaining five numbers, as they appear, fortnightly, hence until Christmas.' Lawrence concludes by remarking that if his correspondent would like any further information he should 'please ask me in detail.' EX

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WAUGH EVELYN: (1903-1966) English Writer &

Lot 310: WAUGH EVELYN: (1903-1966) English Writer &

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Description: WAUGH EVELYN: (1903-1966) English Writer & Novelist. A.L.S., Evelyn Waugh, on one side of a correspondence card, n.p. (Anglesey), n.d. (1937), to E. P. B. Watt in Dunbartonshire. Waugh thanks his correspondent for their amusing letter and generous gift to St. Joesph's Home and further remarks 'You malign our countrymen. There have been many replies from Scotland.' Addressed in Waugh's hand to the verso. Lightly mounted and professionally matted in white beneath a small image of Waugh and a colour copy of the address side of the correspondence card. Framed and glazed in a gold coloured frame to an overall size of 13 x 19. VG

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DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author.

Lot 311: DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author.

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Description: DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author. A.L.S., Daphne, four pages, 8vo, n.p. (the address at Hythe, Kent, on the printed stationery neatly struck through), 19th June 1940, to Lady May. Du Maurier states that her mother has forwarded her correspondent's letter and continues 'I am so sorry that all my possessions are locked up in store at Folkestone, and quite un-gettable, amongst them play and book MSS of Rebecca. But as I always type my MS right away on a typewriter I feel there is nothing very exciting about them!' She further informs her correspondent that 'I'm following my husband about the country - he is commanding a Brigade - and I've nothing but the clothes on my back for you to auction.' Du Maurier also states 'I made a vow, many years ago, never to speak in public. Cowardly perhaps, but I'd rather face a machine gun!' although recommends the actor Owen Nares and asks 'If whoever speaks would care to read out the enclosed (no longer present) from me, as a word from the author "unable to be present", it would at least show that I wish the matinee every success, which I do from the bottom of my heart.' Some light age wear and a small area of paper loss at the head of the second sheet of notepaper, just affecting one word of text, about VG

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DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author.

Lot 312: DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author.

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Description: DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author. A.L.S., Daphne, on one side of a picture postcard of a mountain range in Switzerland, n.p. (Riederalp), n.d. (13th July 1953), to Foy Quiller-Couch. Du Maurier announces 'Apart from the locals telling us that it has not been so cold for 30 years all goes very well!!' and continues to add that the scenery is superb 'and I feel simply terrific', also commenting on the comfortable hotel, and concluding by remarking 'My pen friend....is delightful and took us [on] two very good drives with the dentist!' VG

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DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author.

Lot 313: DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author.

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Description: DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author. T.L.S., Daphne, two pages, 8vo, Menabilly, Par, Cornwall, 17th September 1960, to 'My dear.' (Foy Quiller-Couch). Du Maurier announces 'I have a feeling tomorrow is your birthday.' and continues 'Now, don't expect a genuine mackeral, but it really rather amused me to find that A. L. Rouse's (sic) St Austell book should turn up on the very eve! And as I will not inflict you with it at Christmas, you shall have it now. As a matter-of-fact, it turns out to be rather better than I expected, with nice illustrations. I ordered three copies, one for you, one for Clara, and one for myself, tho' A. L. Rouse (sic) expected me to buy two dozen!' further remarking 'What you could both do, is to glance through your respective copies, and then keep them as Christmas gifts to people outside the County! As long as I don't get them back again I don't care what happens.' VG

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DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author.

Lot 314: DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author.

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Description: DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author. T.L.S., Daphne, four pages, 8vo, Menabilly, Par, Cornwall, 27th December 1960, to 'My dear' (Foy Quiller-Couch). Du Maurier informs her friend 'Christmas was nice but exhausting. The children moderately in hand, but the dogs - I need hardly say that Tessa's eldest pug, Flossie, due to have puppies in January, began to show signs of strain on Christmas Eve - the vet was summoned, and said she might have to have a Cesarian operation on Christmas Day!....I vowed that never again would I allow visitors to bring their dogs. But its one of those things that one can't prevent these days, because nobody ever has a staff with whom to leave animals! Like children not being brought up in a nursery. I think we shall take a soap-vox between us and make a speech at Marble Arch together.' She continues to refer to her husband, 'Guardsman has survived, but only just - a little out of temper - and when Tod, brewing a cold, asked him what he considered the best treatment for a sore throat, he replied instantly "Cut it...", and also mentions a manuscript, 'She [Mrs. Smith] and the M.S.S. have most certainly been swept down the Exe long ago. If I do not hear by mid-Jan, which will be 2 months (and a M.S. generally takes about 4 days to type, especially at an Agency) I will do a Mother Calls Again, and write to enquire. It could be that she dare not trust the Agency with it, after all, and is doing a fearful little labour of a page a day.' Two small tape stains to the head of the first and final pages, not affecting the text or signature, otherwise VG

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DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author.

Lot 315: DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author.

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Description: DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author. T.L.S., Daphne, two pages, 8vo, Menabilly, Par, Cornwall, 12th January 1961, to 'My dear' (Foy Quiller-Couch). Du Maurier states that she has been 'a little fussed', explaining 'I had a feeling my Christmas mackeral to you had never turned up, as you had not mentioned it, very unlike you to forget if it had arrived....lo and behold, the carrier had not delivered it until after you had left. Such a pity.' although further continuing 'Anyway, it will be there to greet you on arrival, a small case of wine, and I'm hoping you have not left instructions saying "If any parcel turns up in my absence be all means feed to animals". Or the chickens will become a little dizzy.' The author further refers to mutual acquaintances and the lease of Menabilly ('I feel we are now plunged back into our insecurity....It's a disheartening start to New Year.'). VG

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DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author.

Lot 316: DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author.

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Description: DU MAURIER DAPHNE: (1907-1989) British Author. T.L.S., Daphne, (a somewhat small, cramped signature), two pages, 8vo, Menabilly, Par, Cornwall, 30th December 1963, to 'My dear' (Foy Quiller-Couch). Du Maurier informs her correspondent that 'The last of the family has just driven off - Tessa and brood....and we are alone', further adding 'I am praying the Guardsman won't falter. He has been splendid right through Christmas, despite noises of football, television, thumps and bangs overhead all the time, and everyone was very cheerful' She continues 'The only thing is G'sman is treating his crime as if he were Profumo, and has resigned from every Club or Organisation he has ever joined; if it were 50 years ago we would be leaving for darkest Africa under an assumed name. I can't help feeling this is rather exaggerated, and makes the Clubs he resigns from feel more embarrassed than he does....I can forsee so many difficulties of getting to and fro that it would be almost simpler to end our days as Mr and Mrs Brown on the Continent. I turn to your Map-Magnifier in all hopes of finding some undistinguished spot on the Globe where we can hide our shame.' A letter of interesting content. VG

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SOLZHENITSYN ALEKSANDER: (1918-2008) Russian

Lot 317: SOLZHENITSYN ALEKSANDER: (1918-2008) Russian

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Description: SOLZHENITSYN ALEKSANDER: (1918-2008) Russian Novelist, Nobel Prize winner for Literature, 1970. T.L.S., A Solzhenitsyn, one page, 4to, Boston, Massachusetts, 12th January 1978, to George A. [Kochevitsky], in Russian, on the printed stationery of the All Russian Memoirs Library. The novelist states that he looked through the materials his correspondent had sent him with great excitement and continues 'It is so good that you and your friends have collected them. All this will be in commemoration and wonder for the next generations of Russian people. All this will be preserved by us and will be returned to our fatherland when the political conditions there would be favourable. I hope that this will be before the end of this century, sooner than you think.' Some very slight, extremely minor creasing to the left edge and two small staple holes in the uper left corner, none of which affect the text or signature, VG

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DOYLE ARTHUR CONAN: (1859-1930) Scottish Author,

Lot 318: DOYLE ARTHUR CONAN: (1859-1930) Scottish Author,

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Description: DOYLE ARTHUR CONAN: (1859-1930) Scottish Author, creator of Sherlock Holmes. Dark fountain pen ink signature ('Arthur Conan Doyle') on a small slip of paper. Some light, minor age wear, about VG

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DOYLE ARTHUR CONAN: (1859-1930) Scottish Author,

Lot 319: DOYLE ARTHUR CONAN: (1859-1930) Scottish Author,

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Description: DOYLE ARTHUR CONAN: (1859-1930) Scottish Author, creator of Sherlock Holmes. A.L.S., A. Conan Doyle, one page, 8vo, Buckingham Palace Mansions, London, 20th February [1924], to Mr. R. Boddington. Doyle announces 'We took nearly £25 on Sunday and the speaker remitted his fee, so again I was not very far out' and continues 'We should have a great house on Sunday if the weather is decent. I think Dr. Lamont will be very good. Miss Dale will give a solo again.' Doyle further states 'Will you tell Mr. Ensor that I can only engage to give one lecture on May 15th. He can choose morning or evening. He seems to think I am giving two.' Matted in pale rose above the original envelope hand addressed by Doyle and alongside two different reproduction images of Doyle, one accompanied by his family. Framed and glazed in a plain wooden frame to an overall size of 15 x 16.5. A couple of very small, extremely light stains to the letter, not affecting the text or signature, VG

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HAMMETT DASHIELL: (1894-1961) American Author of

Lot 321: HAMMETT DASHIELL: (1894-1961) American Author of

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Description: HAMMETT DASHIELL: (1894-1961) American Author of Detective Novels, created Sam Spade, the private detective who appeared in The Maltese Falcon (1930). T.L.S., with his initials S D H, in bold pencil, one page, 4to, Aleutians, 1st March 1945, to 'Pru darling' [his mistress, Prudence Whitfield, wife of Raoul Whitfield, a fellow crime writer and friend of Hammett, who had died in January 1945]. Hammett states that he is only going to write a brief letter ('I didn't get to bed yesterday and my antique eyes are heavy') explaining 'I waited up to hear FDR's speech, which wasn't broadcast till kind of late, and then Vilhjalmur Stefansson, who's temporarily in these parts, came in for a while to talk and then, what with one thing and another, the day had gone and I was still in an at least partially upright position.' Hammett further adds that he doesn't have much news, 'Things happen, I reckon, somewhere, but I'm never there....not at the right time anyhow. Time's spinning past very rapidly again -- as it always does for me here on the island -- and I suppose I'd better stir my stumps if I want to get back to the States on furlough in April'. Scarce. VG

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FLEMING IAN: (1908-1964) British Author, creator

Lot 322: FLEMING IAN: (1908-1964) British Author, creator

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Description: FLEMING IAN: (1908-1964) British Author, creator of James Bond. T.L.S., Ian Fleming, one page, 8vo, Kemsley House, London, 30th September 1955, to Gilbert Baitson at The Auction Galleries in Hull. Fleming thanks his correspondent for their letter and 'for your kindness in advising me regarding the card table, which I much appreciated.' He continues 'I am very pleased with the print and have pleasure in enclosing my cheque (no longer present) for five guineas.' One small, extremely neat split to the right edge of a fold, only minimally touching the concluding letter of Fleming's signature, otherwise VG

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LE CARRE JOHN: (1931- ) British Author of

Lot 323: LE CARRE JOHN: (1931- ) British Author of

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Description: LE CARRE JOHN: (1931- ) British Author of Espionage novels. A.L.S., David Cornwell, three pages, 4to, London, 24th May 2006, to Stacey. Le Carre explains that he is in London at present, although when he returns to Cornwall will see what he can send her 'that will show you the stages of a book's development from the handwritten word to the finished product', further adding 'The Mission Song' comes out this next September...and I spent yesterday at my publishers, finalising the jacket and preparing the next 'galley', which is a trial printing of the book before they start printing it for real, and which allows me to correct & change, which I do and awful lot of. In all these things Jane, my wife, is a tremendous ally and support. She has been both a literary agent and a publisher.' In a postscript, signed with initials DC, Le Carre further educates his correspondent, 'A "proof" copy is a bound "galley" - often still awaiting correction - that is sent to the press and bookshops ahead of the finished version, so that reviewers and booksellers can make their selections, & decisions, ahead of publication day. I'll try to get a proof copy of "The Mission Song" for you, but they're scarce because not many are made, obviously'. Letters of Le Carre signed with his real name are scarce. VG

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CLARKE ARTHUR C.: (1917-2008) British Science

Lot 324: CLARKE ARTHUR C.: (1917-2008) British Science

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Description: CLARKE ARTHUR C.: (1917-2008) British Science Fiction Author. A.L.S., Arthur C Clarke, two pages, oblong 8vo, Bounds Green, London, 11th January 1952, to Mr. Allward, on Clarke's personal printed stationery as Chairman of the British Interplanetary Society. Clarke informs his correspondent that 'The reason why a small planet can't hold an atmosphere is that the average velocity of gas molecules at the surface temperature is greater than escape velocity. That's why the Earth has lost its hydrogen but not its oxygen. However eventually (if it wasn't replaced) it might lose that too.' The writer continues to state that he doesn't want to get involved in arguments about relativity, however adding 'But it's important to realise that the "time-contraction" affects everything in the ship - clocks, people, etc. All time-processes of whatever kind are equally affected so only by reference to an external system can the occupants find what's happening.' Together with a small, miscellaneous selection of two T.Ls.S. by David Niven (in part, 'As one struggling writer to another you will appreciate that I dread the day when my new book is published and I am unmasked as the amateur I am!!', 24th May 1975) and Jeffrey Archer, a facsimile A.L.S. of Margaret Thatcher and two unsigned items. G to VG, 6

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CLARKE ARTHUR C.: (1917-2008) British Science

Lot 325: CLARKE ARTHUR C.: (1917-2008) British Science

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Description: CLARKE ARTHUR C.: (1917-2008) British Science Fiction Author. Book signed and inscribed, a hardback edition of Childhood's End, published by Ballantine Books, New York, 1953. Signed by Clarke in blue fountain pen ink to the front free endpaper, 'To Yvonne de Carlo, in return for some enjoyable moments in "Hotel Sahara"! Arthur C Clarke'. Red publishers cloth, lacking the dust jacket. An interesting association. Some light uniform discoloration to the front free endpaper and minor overall age wear, G

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BURGESS ANTHONY: (1917-1993) British Novelist of A

Lot 326: BURGESS ANTHONY: (1917-1993) British Novelist of A

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Description: BURGESS ANTHONY: (1917-1993) British Novelist of A Clockwork Orange (1962). A.L.S., Anthony Burgess, on the verso of a colour picture postcard from Las Marronniers restaurant, Monaco, n.d. ('Easter', 22nd April 1981), to Vivian Ellis. Burgess thanks his correspondent for their letter and continues 'I'm glad of this chance however to express admiration of your own work, still alive in my mind. It was a kind gesture of yours to write.' EX.

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WREN P.C.: (1875-1941) British Writer of Adventure

Lot 327: WREN P.C.: (1875-1941) British Writer of Adventure

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Description: WREN P.C.: (1875-1941) British Writer of Adventure Fiction, remembered for his novel Beau Geste (1924). T.L.S., P C Wren, one page, 4to, St. James's Square, London, 29th September 1927, to Huldine, on the printed stationery of the E.I. United Service Club. Wren announces 'The new Edition of "Beau Geste" came out yesterday, and a copy of it should reach you with this' and continues 'I have had, in the distant past, some good runs with the North Devon, being a Devon man...I'm afraid it will be some time before I am that way again though, as I'm going to Spain, to see if the sun shines there.', further referring to Crichton-Miller and a money raising project at His Majesty's Theatre, before concluding 'How old am I? 50 something? Alas, you are right! But the something is only one, though it will be two soon.' Together with Thomas Hughes (1822-1896) English Author, famous for his novel Tom Brown's School Days (1857). A.L.S., Tho. Hughes, one page, 8vo, Pall Mall, London, 3rd November 1877, to Howman, on the blind embossed stationery of the Athenaeum Club. Hughes thanks his correspondent for their letter and invitation, although regrets that he is already engaged for his Birmingham Trip. With blank integral leaf. Some light age wear and minor foxing, G to VG, 2

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PAUL VI: (1897-1978) Pope of the Roman Catholic

Lot 328: PAUL VI: (1897-1978) Pope of the Roman Catholic

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Description: PAUL VI: (1897-1978) Pope of the Roman Catholic Church 1963-78. A fine L.S., Paulus P. P. VI, two pages, folio, Rome, 20th December 1965. The attractively penned manuscript letter, in Italian (untranslated) is an official letter of state addressed to Americo Deus Rodrigues Thomaz, acknowledging and congratulating him on his re-election as President of the Portuguese Republic for a further term until 1972. Boldly signed in blue fountain pen ink by the Pope at the conclusion. With blank integral leaf. Accompanied by the original envelope bearing the Pope's blind embossed paper seal to the verso. About EX

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TERESA MOTHER: (1910-1997) Albanian Roman Catholic

Lot 329: TERESA MOTHER: (1910-1997) Albanian Roman Catholic

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Description: TERESA MOTHER: (1910-1997) Albanian Roman Catholic Nun, Nobel Peace Prize winner, 1979. Book signed, a hardback edition of For the Brotherhood of Man under the Fatherhood of God - Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Her Missionaries of Charity and Her Co-Workers by Kathryn Spink, First Edition published by Colour Library International Ltd., Surrey, 1981. Signed ('God bless you, M Teresa MC') in black ink to the front free endpaper. Accompanied by the dust jacket (minor faults). About VG

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DALAI LAMA: (1935- ) Tibetan Spiritual Leader,

Lot 330: DALAI LAMA: (1935- ) Tibetan Spiritual Leader,

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Description: DALAI LAMA: (1935- ) Tibetan Spiritual Leader, Nobel Peace Prize winner, 1989. Signed colour 3.5 x 5 photograph showing the Dalai Lama seated in a full length pose wearing traditional Buddhist clothing. Accompanied by a typed letter, unsigned, from the Dalai Lama's office, forwarding the photograph, and the original envelope. EX

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NIGHTINGALE FLORENCE: (1820-1910) British Pioneer

Lot 331: NIGHTINGALE FLORENCE: (1820-1910) British Pioneer

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Description: NIGHTINGALE FLORENCE: (1820-1910) British Pioneer of Nursing. A.N.S., F. Nightingale, on one side of a correspondence card, South Street, London, 13th January 1882, to an unidentified correspondent. Writing in ink, Nightingale states, in full, 'Most happy to see you on Tuesday (Jan 17) at 5 p.m. if that will suit you.' All four corners neatly clipped and laid down to a portion of a page removed from an album. G

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KENNEDY ROSE: (1890-1995) American Philanthropist,

Lot 332: KENNEDY ROSE: (1890-1995) American Philanthropist,

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Description: KENNEDY ROSE: (1890-1995) American Philanthropist, wife of Joseph Kennedy and mother of John F. Kennedy. T.L.S., Rose Kennedy, one page, 4to, Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, 8th November 1965, to Goddard Lieberson of Columbia Records. Kennedy thanks her correspondent for a copy of the book As We Remember Him and continues 'I am very proud to have this wonderful tribute to my son -- this story on which you have lavished so much thought, discrimination, and good taste. The result is most gratifying to me and I hope it will be an inspiration to others.' She further thanks Lieberson for his offer to donate the proceeds of the book to the Memorial Library, adding 'All the members of the family and I hope the Library will be not only a lasting memorial to the late President, but a mecca for people from the United States and from all over the world to come to study and work together, thus furthering the great goals of peace and understanding among nations in which the late President believed so wholeheartedly.' VG

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KENNEDY JACQUELINE: (1929-1994) Wife of American

Lot 333: KENNEDY JACQUELINE: (1929-1994) Wife of American

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Description: KENNEDY JACQUELINE: (1929-1994) Wife of American President John F. Kennedy, First Lady 1961-63. A.L.S., Jackie, on two sides of a blind embossed correspondence card, n.p. (Sun Valley, Idaho), n.d. (30th December 1965), to Goddard and Birgitta Lieberson at CBS. Kennedy announces 'I just can't get over your Christmas presents - 10 Secret Service men had to carry your box of records upstairs.' and continues 'They were really chosen with an eye to this family!! and how we will adore every one of them - John picked S.I. Monk to play the first - which is the most terrible omen - I took Horowitz - Scarlatti to my room - and Caroline has taken Daphnis & Chloe to hers.' She concludes 'I hope someone gave you things you love as much'. Accompanied by the original envelope hand addressed by Kennedy and bearing her Free Frank signature in the upper right corner (the postal cancellation running across the signature). Two very small staple holes and an extremely minor stain to the left corner, not affecting the text or signature, VG

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FIRST LADIES: Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) First

Lot 334: FIRST LADIES: Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) First

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Description: FIRST LADIES: Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) First Lady of the United States 1933-45. T.L.S., Eleanor Roosevelt, one page, 8vo, New York, 16th October 1954, to Harriet Ryan, stating that she was sorry to hear of the death of her correspondent's mother and adding 'Many thanks for such a sweet letter which I doubly appreciate at such a time. I was proud of Franklin, Jr.' Accompanied by the original envelope; Nancy Reagan (1921- ) First Lady of the United States 1981-89. T.L.S., Nancy Reagan, one page, 8vo, n.p., 13th October 1995, to Daniel Patrick Moynihan, in part, 'Ronnie and I were so pleased to hear about the press conference to introduce legislation that will designate the Federal Triangle Project as the "Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center"....We are truly grateful for all that you're doing to honor the Reagan name.'; Hillary Rodham Clinton (1947- ) First Lady of the United States 1993-2001, United States Secretary of State 2009- . Brief T.L.S., Hillary, one page, 8vo, Washington D.C., 13th November 2003, to Maura Moynihan, on the printed stationery of the United States Senate, in part, 'It was so good to see you on Monday at the ABNY breakfast. The copy of Yoga Hotel has arrived and I look forward to reading it.' VG to EX, 3.

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BARNUM P. T.: (1810-1891) American Showman.

Lot 335: BARNUM P. T.: (1810-1891) American Showman.

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Description: BARNUM P. T.: (1810-1891) American Showman. Vintage signed sepia 4 x 5.5 photograph of Barnum in a head and shoulders profile pose. Signed ('P. T. Barnum') in bold, dark fountain pen ink to a clear area at the base of the image and dated 1888 in his hand. Signed photographs of Barnum are scarce. VG

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BADEN-POWELL ROBERT: (1857-1941) British

Lot 336: BADEN-POWELL ROBERT: (1857-1941) British

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Description: BADEN-POWELL ROBERT: (1857-1941) British Lieutenant General, founder of the Scout movement. A.L.S., R S S Baden Powell, two pages, 8vo, Princes Gate, London (although on the printed stationery of the Inspector General of the Forces, Horse Guards, Whitehall), 14th May 1907, to 'My dear Charlie'. Baden-Powell thanks his correspondent for their letter and explains that he hopes to be in town on the 27th June, 'if I am not in Norway - but it is a little uncertain' and also adding that the 11th July is not a certain date either. Together with Olave Baden-Powell (1889-1977) World Chief Guide, a major contributor to the Girl Guides movement. Wife of Robert Baden-Powell. T.L.S., Olave Baden-Powell, one page, 8vo, Melbourne, Australia, 25th November 1957, to Mr. Benson, on the printed stationery of the Menzies hotel. Baden-Powell thanks her correspondent for the warm welcome shown to her yesterday, continuing 'I count it as a very great privilege to have been allowed to come to speak in your Church....it was so very good of you to have encouraged the Guides....They certainly acquitted themselves well; and it will have given them great encouragement I am sure.' With blank integral leaf. Some very light, extremely minor age wear, otherwise VG, 2

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KEYNES JOHN MAYNARD: (1883-1946) British

Lot 337: KEYNES JOHN MAYNARD: (1883-1946) British

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Description: KEYNES JOHN MAYNARD: (1883-1946) British Economist. T.L.S., J M Keynes, one page, 4to, King's College, Cambridge, 19th February 1936, to Anmer Hall at The Royalty Theatre. Keynes states that he was sorry not to have been able to accept his correspondent's kind invitation, although explains 'But, as you may perhaps know, I have been very much occupied with our own Ibsen project.' He continues, 'I hear....that there is just a chance you might be able to come down to Cambridge to see some performances. If so, we shall, of course, be much delighted to let you have whatever tickets you want and to show you round the theatre.' Together with the final page only of another T.L.S., J M Keynes, one page, 4to, King's College, Cambridge, n.d., to Anmer Hall at the Westminster Theatre, the four lines of the second and final page of the letter referring to the stage manager Roger Colville-Wallis. Some very slight, minor creasing, otherwise VG, 2

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LANSKY MEYER: (1902-1983) Russian-born American

Lot 338: LANSKY MEYER: (1902-1983) Russian-born American

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Description: LANSKY MEYER: (1902-1983) Russian-born American organised crime figure. Signed and inscribed Passover card, the 12mo stiff folding card featuring a colour illustration of a menorah to the cover, signed bl Lansky in ink to the inside, alongside a printed greeting, 'To Yoram & Mother....Shalom Meyer & Teddy', adding the name of his wife, Thelma 'Teddy' Lansky (1907-1997), in his hand. Inscribed to the Israeli lawyer Yoram Sheftel and accompanied by an A.L.S. by him, in Hebrew, 1981. VG, 2

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[DILLINGER JOHN]: (1903-1934) American Bank

Lot 339: [DILLINGER JOHN]: (1903-1934) American Bank

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Description: [DILLINGER JOHN]: (1903-1934) American Bank Robber. An original printed small 4to Wanted poster (in the form of a folding mailshot) issued by J. Edgar Hoover and the Division of Investigation, United States Department of Justice, Washington D.C., 12th March 1934, under the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act. The poster features two portraits of Dillinger, details of his fingerprints, appearance and his criminal record. A list of telephone numbers of the various state Department of Justice offices is printed to the verso. A couple of very slight corner creases, otherwise VG

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[DILLINGER JOHN]: (1903-1934) American Bank

Lot 340: [DILLINGER JOHN]: (1903-1934) American Bank

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Description: [DILLINGER JOHN]: (1903-1934) American Bank Robber. An original printed folio Wanted poster issued by J. Edgar Hoover and the United States Department of Justice, Washington D.C., 23rd June 1934. The poster features a portrait of Dillinger and offers a reward of $10,000 for his capture or $5,000 for information leading to his arrest. A description of the criminal is provided including details of his scars. Some fairly heavy overall staining and age wear, particularly to the upper half of the poster, FR

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DeSALVO ALBERT: (1931-1973) American Criminal,

Lot 341: DeSALVO ALBERT: (1931-1973) American Criminal,

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Description: DeSALVO ALBERT: (1931-1973) American Criminal, known as The Boston Strangler. Lengthy A.L.S., Al x, eight pages, 8vo, n.p. (Walpole Prison, Massachusetts), 18th February 1973, to Miss. Vivian Wyatt in San Diego. DeSalvo writes to his friend with news of the events in Walpole, 'What you read in the paper, concerning what is going on in Walpole, is only a cover up story! To restore what order? They are the ones who are chaining men to beds, beating them, no shower for over a month, food that even pigs wouldn't eat. Honey I could go on and on!...The new Supt. makes Hitler look like a schoolboy. Need I say anymore? I have no reason to lie to you.' and further continues 'I always try to avoid any kind of trouble. I never put my hands on anyone, unless they put there (sic) hands on me. Even then I try to find out why, before I take any action.' also commenting 'In time I want very much to explain really what happened to change my whole life. A clue is my wife who I loved so much, and yet hated, but couldn't harm her, even though in my mind, it was her I wanted to ______ I just wanted her to love me, and treat me as a man.....Did you know I had never been in prison before in my life. I am respected by all cons in here, and all over' and in concluding tries to explain the mental attitude of a prisoner. Accompanied by the original envelope hand addressed by DeSalvo. A couple of light stains only very slightly affect a few words of text, otherwise VG

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RAY JAMES EARL: (1928-1998) American Criminal,

Lot 342: RAY JAMES EARL: (1928-1998) American Criminal,

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Description: RAY JAMES EARL: (1928-1998) American Criminal, assassin of Martin Luther King Jr., 1969. A.L.S., J. E. Ray, one page, 4to, n.p. (Riverbend Maximum Security Institution, Nashville, Tennessee), May 1996, to Stacey Johnson. Ray sends his correspondent a book, although explains 'This is not the main book re: the MLK case. It is out of print. The person who did the computer work made numerous errors. I assume on purpose.' Ray further adds that an international postage stamp can't be used at the prison and that 'some small towns don't know what it is' and concludes 'I don't have time to answer all mail.' Together with the book referred to, a paperback edition of Day of the Pathogen, published by Praetorian Press, Tennessee, 1993. Signed and inscribed by Ray to the title page, 'To: Stacey Johnson, best from James Earl Ray' and dated May 1996 in his hand. Accompanied by the original envelope. VG, 2

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VISITOR'S BOOK: An attractive red leather bound

Lot 343: VISITOR'S BOOK: An attractive red leather bound

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Description: VISITOR'S BOOK: An attractive red leather bound 4to Visitors' Book containing many hundreds of signatures including Queen Mary (on a page to herself, dated 3rd July 1923), Queen Marie of Romania (2nd June 1924), King Faisal of Egypt (17th September 1925), Grace Coolidge (March 1936), Evelyn Wrench, Noel Streatfield (2), S. M. Bruce, Nancy Astor (2), Ruth Draper (2), Eleanor Roosevelt, Adrian Boult, Peggy Ashcroft, Gian Carlo Menotti, Gladys Cooper, Douglas Fairbanks Jnr. & wife, Flora Robson, Douglas Dodds Parker (SOE), Ninette de Valois, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother (2; on a page to herself, 29th April 195 & again, 23rd April 1974), Celia Johnson, Andre Deutsch, Beatrice Lillie, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Anthony Wedgwood Benn, Lord Carrington, Lord Boothby, Yvonne Arnaud, Adeline Genee, Larry Adler, Princess Marina, Princess Alexandra, Brian G. Horrocks, Alicia Markova (2), Elaine Stritch (2), Russell Braddon, Duke of Bedford, Bernard Miles, Margaret Thatcher (signed House of Commons folded card, neatly affixed to page), Mary Quant, Christina Foyle, Lord Thomson of Fleet, Hermione Gingold, Ginger Rogers, Patrick Dean (2), Ludovic Kennedy, Elizabeth Longford, Andrew Cruickshank, Beryl Reid, Roy Strong, Maureen O'Sullivan, Stanley Holloway, Patricia Neal, Robert Morley, Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, Princess Margaret (on a page to her own, 20th March 1979), Sheridan Morley, Mary Anderson de Navarro, Anya Seton, Sheila Van Damm, James Laver, Rosalyn Tureck, Mildred Bruce, and many others. From various comments written in the book it would appear that the signatures were gathered at various luncheons. Some age wear, and light wrinkling and damp-staining (only affecting a few signatures in the latter half of the book), about G.

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AUTOGRAPHS: Miscellaneous selection of signed

Lot 344: AUTOGRAPHS: Miscellaneous selection of signed

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Description: AUTOGRAPHS: Miscellaneous selection of signed postcard photographs and slightly larger, a few 8 x 10s and signed pieces etc., by a variety of famous men and women including James Hunt, Joe Davis, Alan Bennett, Alan Ayckbourn, Ruth Rendell, Madhur Jaffrey, Tyrone Guthrie, Jule Styne, Irving Berlin, Trudie Styler etc. Generally VG to EX, 18

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CURIE MARIE: (1867-1934) Polish Physicist &

Lot 345: CURIE MARIE: (1867-1934) Polish Physicist &

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Description: CURIE MARIE: (1867-1934) Polish Physicist & Chemist, famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. Nobel Prize winner for Physics (1903) and for Chemistry (1911), the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the only person to win in multiple sciences. Rare D.S., M. Curie, one page, 4to, Paris, 31st July 1928. The partially printed carbon document, Certificate number 5486, is issued by the Institut du Radium, Laboratoire Curie, and is an assessment of radiation obtained from some apparatus tested between 23rd - 31st July 1928, stating that 'The radiation y of the apparatus is compared to the radiation Y of the radium standard of this laboratory' and that the apparatus examined only reached a negligible amount of radiation, recording a Radium element of 2.57 mg. Signed by Curie at the foot in her capacity as Director of the Laboratory. Two file holes to the left edge and some light, minor age wear to the edges, VG

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RAMSAY WILLIAM: (1852-1916) Scottish Chemist,

Lot 346: RAMSAY WILLIAM: (1852-1916) Scottish Chemist,

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Description: RAMSAY WILLIAM: (1852-1916) Scottish Chemist, Nobel Prize winner for Chemistry, 1904. A.L.S., W. Ramsay, two pages, 8vo, Regent's Park, London, 25th November 1912, to Professor Sedgwick. Ramsay states that he is sorry that his correspondent is still being troubled by forwarding correspondence and continues 'The illiterate letter which you sent on is about the maddest thing I have seen. I have put it in my chamber of horrors. I keep these things.' The chemist further recounts his 'excellent passage in the steady but slow Saxonia' and adds that he is still busy with arrears of correspondence and proofs, also mentioning his wife and mother-in-law and sending sincere thanks 'for all your goodness to us while in Boston. We shall always retain the pleasantest recollections of our stay...' before concluding 'Our political situation is not improving; in fact every day makes it more alarming.' With blank integral leaf. VG

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EINSTEIN ALBERT: (1879-1955) German-born

Lot 347: EINSTEIN ALBERT: (1879-1955) German-born

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Description: EINSTEIN ALBERT: (1879-1955) German-born Theoretical Physicist, Nobel Prize winner for Physics, 1921. T.L.S., A. Einstein, one page, 4to, Princeton, New Jersey, 6th March 1952, to William Roth, in German. Einstein thanks his correspondent for some lovely fruits and adds that they arrived in excellent order. Two file holes to the left edge, partially repaired, and not affecting the text or signature. VG

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BOHR NIELS: (1885-1962) Danish Physicist, Nobel

Lot 348: BOHR NIELS: (1885-1962) Danish Physicist, Nobel

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Description: BOHR NIELS: (1885-1962) Danish Physicist, Nobel Prize winner for Physics, 1922. Bold, dark fountain pen ink signature ('Niels Bohr') on a card. VG

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FLEMING ALEXANDER: (1881-1955) Scottish Biologist,

Lot 349: FLEMING ALEXANDER: (1881-1955) Scottish Biologist,

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Description: FLEMING ALEXANDER: (1881-1955) Scottish Biologist, Nobel Prize winner for Physiology or Medicine, 1945. An excellent, vintage signed 7.5 x 9.5 photograph, the engaging image depicting Fleming seated in a full length pose wearing his white laboratory coat and holding a lit cigarette in one hand. On the desk at his side appears a microscope. Signed ('Alexander Fleming') in his typically neat hand in dark fountain pen ink with his name alone to a clear area of the image. Neatly mounted and matted in cream to an overall size of 9 x 11. Rare in this form. VG

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FRAZER JAMES GEORGE: (1854-1941) Scottish Social

Lot 350: FRAZER JAMES GEORGE: (1854-1941) Scottish Social

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Description: FRAZER JAMES GEORGE: (1854-1941) Scottish Social Anthropologist, influential in the early studies of mythology and comparative religion. Author of The Golden Bough (1890). A.L.S., J. G. Frazer, one page, 8vo, St. Keyne's, Cambridge, 19th March 1910, to Mr. Wright. Frazer thanks his correspondent for their letter and the trouble they are taking 'in the matter of the Fison-Howitt article' and continuing to remark 'I hope that spare copies may yet be forthcoming. If not, 25 copies reprinted would amply suffice, indeed more than suffice. But I am quite willing to pay for the reprint.' VG

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