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ELIOT T. S.: (1888-1965) American-born English Poet & Dramatist, Nobel Prize winner for Literature, 1948. A signed colour 11 x 18 print from the Ronald Searle series Heroes Of Our Time, as published by Punch Magazine (1956), featuring a caricature of Eliot, seated in his office at Faber's, holding a book. Signed by Eliot in black fountain pen ink

ELIOT T. S.: (1888-1965) American-born English Poet & Dramatist, Nobel Prize winner for Literature, 1948. A signed colour 11 x 18 print from the Ronald Searle series Heroes Of Our Time, as published by Punch Magazine (1956), featuring a caricature of Eliot, seated in his office at Faber's, holding a book. Signed by Eliot in black fountain pen ink

CHRISTIE AGATHA: (1890-1976) English Crime Writer. Vintage fountain pen ink signature ('Agatha Christie') on a white card, matted in green and brown beneath a reproduction portrait of Christie and alongside a colour reproduction promotional image for the film adaptation of Death on the Nile starring Peter Ustinov.

CHRISTIE AGATHA: (1890-1976) English Crime Writer. Vintage fountain pen ink signature ('Agatha Christie') on a white card, matted in green and brown beneath a reproduction portrait of Christie and alongside a colour reproduction promotional image for the film adaptation of Death on the Nile starring Peter Ustinov.

SMITH DODIE: (1896-1990) English Children's Novelist & Playwright, remembered for her novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians (1956). Souvenir T.Q.S., Dodie Smith, one page, 8vo, n.p., 1986. Signed and dated by Smith at the foot of the quotation.

SMITH DODIE: (1896-1990) English Children's Novelist & Playwright, remembered for her novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians (1956). Souvenir T.Q.S., Dodie Smith, one page, 8vo, n.p., 1986. Signed and dated by Smith at the foot of the quotation.

KIPLING RUDYARD: (1865-1936) English Writer, Nobel Prize winner for Literature, 1907. Fountain pen ink signature ('Rudyard Kipling') on a small oblong 12mo piece, laid down to a small black card beneath a magazine portrait of the writer.

KIPLING RUDYARD: English Writer, Nobel Prize winner for Literature, Fountain pen ink signature ('Rudyard Kipling') on a small oblong piece, laid down to a small black card beneath a magazine portrait of the writer.

SHAW GEORGE BERNARD: (1856-1950) Irish Playwright, Nobel Prize winner for Literature, 1925. Vintage signed and inscribed postcard photograph, the image depicting Shaw standing in a half length pose with his arms folded. Signed in dark fountain pen ink to the verso, 'To Miss Joan Taylor from G. Bernard Shaw', and dated Clevedon, 16th July 1922, in his hand.

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LEE LAURIE: (1914-1997) English Poet & Novelist, famous for his autobiographical trilogy which included Cider with Rosie (1959). A.L.S., Laurie Lee, one page, 8vo, London, 17th June 1962, to Mr. Capon. Lee thanks his correspondent, 'for your reminder & directions for Wednesday' and continues, 'I look forward to meeting you at 5.45. I wonder if you would possibly reserve one seat for a friend?'

LEE LAURIE: (1914-1997) English Poet & Novelist, famous for his autobiographical trilogy which included Cider with Rosie (1959). A.L.S., Laurie Lee, one page, 8vo, London, 17th June 1962, to Mr. Capon. Lee thanks his correspondent, 'for your reminder & directions for Wednesday' and continues, 'I look forward to meeting you at 5.45. I wonder if you would possibly reserve one seat for a friend?'

O'CASEY SEAN: (1880-1964) Irish Dramatist. A.L.S., Sean O'Casey, one page, 8vo, Torquay, Devon, 6th December 1955, to Lewis Funke, Drama Editor at The New York Times. O'Casey informs his correspondent, 'Here is the article (no longer present). If you think it no good, or not good enough, don't hesitate to give it the go-by. I've just finished an article & introduction for a book of previous articles & stories, long out of print; with other articles that appeared in magazines...

O'CASEY SEAN: (1880-1964) Irish Dramatist. A.L.S., Sean O'Casey, one page, 8vo, Torquay, Devon, 6th December 1955, to Lewis Funke, Drama Editor at The New York Times. O'Casey informs his correspondent, 'Here is the article (no longer present). If you think it no good, or not good enough, don't hesitate to give it the go-by. I've just finished an article & introduction for a book of previous articles & stories, long out of print; with other articles that appeared in magazines...

ROGERS SAMUEL: (1763-1855) English Poet, colleague and friend of Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Byron. A.L.S., S. Rogers, one page, 12mo, Hotel de l'Europe, n.d. ('Thursday morning'), to Madame de Bourka. Rogers laments that he is unable to visit his correspondent, stating, 'I resolved to call yesterday & bid you good bye but it is a mournful thing to do & when I came to your gate, I determined to go home & write it. May God bless you & give you health & every blessing.

ROGERS SAMUEL: (1763-1855) English Poet, colleague and friend of Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Byron. A.L.S., S. Rogers, one page, 12mo, Hotel de l'Europe, n.d. ('Thursday morning'), to Madame de Bourka. Rogers laments that he is unable to visit his correspondent, stating, 'I resolved to call yesterday & bid you good bye but it is a mournful thing to do & when I came to your gate, I determined to go home & write it. May God bless you & give you health & every blessing.

Gabriele d'Annunzio- uno dei maggiori esponenti del DECADENTISMO, (movimento letterario nato in Francia) dove si risalta la bellezza e si ha un concetto di vita come opera d'arte.

Gabriele D'Annunzio Italian writer, poet, journalist, playwright and soldier during World War I.

HEMINGWAY ERNEST: (1899-1961) American Novelist, Nobel Prize winner for Literature, 1954. An engaging vintage signed and inscribed photograph, the image depicting Hemingway seated in a half-length pose within an arena, evidently a bull ring flanked by two other men. Photograph by the bullfight photographer Francisco 'Canito' Cano and signed ('Cano') by him with his name alone to a clear area at the base of the image. Signed by Hemingway in bold black fountain pen ink to a clear area of the…

HEMINGWAY ERNEST: (1899-1961) American Novelist, Nobel Prize winner for Literature, 1954. An engaging vintage signed and inscribed photograph, the image depicting Hemingway seated in a half-length pose within an arena, evidently a bull ring flanked by two other men. Photograph by the bullfight photographer Francisco 'Canito' Cano and signed ('Cano') by him with his name alone to a clear area at the base of the image. Signed by Hemingway in bold black fountain pen ink to a clear area of the…

BETJEMAN JOHN: (1906-1984) English Poet Laureate 1972-84. T.L.S., John Betjeman, one page, 4to, Cloth Fair, London, 24th August 1972, to [Roland] Gelatt of World magazine. Betjeman announces 'Alas I cannot do it' and continues to explain that he is 'dubbing and editing film at the moment and will be engaged upon this through September' He further remarks 'I very seldom review books these days, it doesn't somehow seem fair to the regular reviewers.

BETJEMAN JOHN: (1906-1984) English Poet Laureate 1972-84. T.L.S., John Betjeman, one page, 4to, Cloth Fair, London, 24th August 1972, to [Roland] Gelatt of World magazine. Betjeman announces 'Alas I cannot do it' and continues to explain that he is 'dubbing and editing film at the moment and will be engaged upon this through September' He further remarks 'I very seldom review books these days, it doesn't somehow seem fair to the regular reviewers.

SHAW GEORGE BERNARD: (1856-1950) Irish Playwright, Nobel Prize winner for Literature, 1925.   A.L.S., G. Bernard Shaw, one page, oblong 8vo, Adelphi Terrace, 22nd January 1907 to Sir Henry [Norman]. Shaw informs his correspondent of his reluctance to approve Anthony Hope Hawkins as Chairman of the Society of Authors

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TENNYSON ALFRED: (1809-1892) English Poet Laureate.   A.L.S., A Tennyson, one page, 8vo, Farringford, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, 18th April 1870, to [Rev. John Richard Vernon]. Tennyson confirms that he shall be happy to receive a copy of his correspondent's Random Truths in Common Things and adds 'If I am ever in your neighbourhood I shall be glad to call & make your acquaintance'. The poet continues 'As to the complete 'Idylls of the King' I do not keep copies.

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GOSSE EDMUND: (1849-1928) English Poet, Author, and Critic. A.L.S., Edmund Gosse, one page, 8vo, Hanover Terrace, London, 4th March 1918, to Mrs Max-Muller. Gosse informs his correspondent, in full, 'It is very kind of you to give me "Markens Grode". I am not very fond of Knut Hamsun's books, but I expect to like this one better, as you approve of it.'

GOSSE EDMUND: (1849-1928) English Poet, Author, and Critic. A.L.S., Edmund Gosse, one page, 8vo, Hanover Terrace, London, 4th March 1918, to Mrs Max-Muller. Gosse informs his correspondent, in full, 'It is very kind of you to give me "Markens Grode". I am not very fond of Knut Hamsun's books, but I expect to like this one better, as you approve of it.'

O'CASEY SEAN: (1880-1964) Irish Dramatist. A.L.S., Sean O'Casey, one page, 8vo, New York, 11th December 1934, to Miss. Hughes, on the printed stationery of The Devon. O'Casey thanks his correspondent for her kind letter 'praising the play & praising the performance of "Within the Gates"' and concludes 'I am so glad you think so highly of both'.

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ANOUILH JEAN: (1910-1987) French Dramatist. A.L.S., Jean Anouilh, one page, 4to, n.p., n.d., to John, in French. Anouilh sends thanks to his correspondent, stating, in full, 'I was glad to learn that, so young, you liked my pieces. But maybe it is your dad and your mother? I have to thank everyone, including the little sister for her drawing!'

ANOUILH JEAN: (1910-1987) French Dramatist. A.L.S., Jean Anouilh, one page, 4to, n.p., n.d., to John, in French. Anouilh sends thanks to his correspondent, stating, in full, 'I was glad to learn that, so young, you liked my pieces. But maybe it is your dad and your mother? I have to thank everyone, including the little sister for her drawing!'

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