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Historical and literary documents written by hand, including original manuscripts of all kinds, as well as autograph and typed letters and books with accompanying letters.

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  1. 140740
    HORE, Annie B. To Lake Tanganyika in a Bath Chair.

    London : 1886

    Extremely uncommon first and only contemporary edition of this remarkable travelogue, with what "must surely be the most intriguing title of any travel book" (Robinson). Notable for preceding May French-Sheldon's better-known accounts by several years, and for its sobering observations on the slave trade, it is accompanied here by an autograph letter... Learn More
    £4,250.00

    Stock Code: 140740

  2. 139107
    SÉVIGNÉ, Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise de. The Letters of Madame De Sévigné.

    Philadelphia : 1927

    The Carnavalet Edition, number 20 of 1,550 copies only, here including a document signed by Louis XIV. Whitman Bennett bound a number of sets in the same style, either through agreement with the publishers or as an offering to subscribers, but we could trace no other set which included a similar document. The document, dated 2 May 1698 and signed by... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 139107

  3. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of Animal Farm.
    ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of Animal Farm.

    19 Mar 1944-15 Feb 1950

    Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence relating to their infamous decision to reject George Orwell's Animal Farm due to its implicit criticism of Stalin and the Soviet Union. Orwell had been with the left-wing publisher Victor Gollancz since his first work, Down and Out in Paris and London (1933). Gollancz published a further six Orwell titles over... Learn More
    £100,000.00

    Stock Code: 131760

  4. 86006
    WHITE, T. H. The Insolence of Man. [Unpublished carbon typescript.]

    [1942]

    Original carbon typescript to White's unpublished "philosophical pamphlet" The Insolence of Man, with over a hundred notes and corrections in White's hand, and several critical notes in the margins by David Garnett, to whom White sent this carbon typescript for critique. There are numerous corrections by White and annotations by Garnett. T. H. White,... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 86006

  5. Typed letter signed to the sculptor Herbert Haseltine, thanking him for a sculpture.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Typed letter signed to the sculptor Herbert Haseltine, thanking him for a sculpture.

    1 May 1958

    Typed letter signed from Churchill to the French-American sculptor Herbert Haseltine (1877-1962), on his Hyde Park Gate letterhead, 1 May 1958: "My dear Haseltine, Thank you so much for sending me yet another of your beautiful works. I think the statuette is most graceful and of great merit. I admire it very much, and am happy indeed to have it in my... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 149502

  6. Signed royal warrant, appointing Edward Haworth as Consul to reside at Macao.
    ELIZABETH II. Signed royal warrant, appointing Edward Haworth as Consul to reside at Macao.

    24 August 1963

    Signed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at head ("Elizabeth R"), appointing Edward Haworth as Consul to reside at Macao; an excellent example of the Queen's signature in her role as Head of State, presenting very well as a framed display piece. The document is additionally counter-signed at foot by then-Deputy Prime Minister Rab Butler (1902-1982),... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 148281

  7. Autograph letter signed and two-line quotation from "The Hour-Glass".
    YEATS, W. B. Autograph letter signed and two-line quotation from "The Hour-Glass".

    24 February 1917

    An autograph letter signed ("WBYeats") enclosing a separate two-line quotation from his play "The Hour-Glass", both on the author's headed notepaper.

    The autograph letter is addressed to "Dear Sir" and responds to the recipient's request for an "autograph you asked for so long ago" and notes that "my correspondence this winter has got beyond... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 149134

  8. Three typescript articles:
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Three typescript articles:

    [late 1930s]

    There has been considerable recent interest in Churchill's essay "Are We Alone in the Universe?" In an article for Nature, astrophysicist Mario Livio describes his visit to the US National Churchill Museum in Fulton, Missouri, when "director Timothy Riley thrust a typewritten essay by Churchill into my hands. In the 11-page article, 'Are We Alone in... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 121591

  9. Book of Hours in Latin and French, Use of Le Mans, illuminated manuscript on vellum.
    BOOK OF HOURS. Book of Hours in Latin and French, Use of Le Mans, illuminated manuscript on vellum.

    [France, probably Paris : c.1490–1500]

    A magnificent Book of Hours by the Master of Jacques de Besançon, one of the most sought-after French artists of the late 15th century, deliberately executed in the formerly dominant style of the 1470s, superbly illuminated with 10 large miniatures, 20 small miniatures, and various other richly decorative elements.

    In 1953 Martin Breslauer described... Learn More
    £250,000.00

    Stock Code: 147425

  10. Typed letter signed.
    PANKHURST, E. Sylvia. Typed letter signed.

    14 March 1939

    A typed letter signed by Sylvia Pankhurst on New Times and Ethiopia News headed paper. In the letter Pankhurst thanks Edward Philip Ockey for his help with her Esperanto, and notes that she hopes he "will be able to bring our paper to the notice of others". Ockey (1913-2006) was editor of the British Esperantist and a port officer who served with the... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 137160

  11. Autograph draft for Men and Women of the Time: A Dictionary of Contemporaries.
    FAITHFULL, Lilian. Autograph draft for Men and Women of the Time: A Dictionary of Contemporaries.

    13 Kensington Square, W., : [1899]

    Two page autograph draft with annotations and corrections in ink and pencil by Lilian Faithfull, an early reformer of women's higher education and one of Virginia Woolf's lecturers, for her autobiographical entry in Men and Women of the Time: A Dictionary of Contemporaries (1899). Written in the third person, it culminates with her appointment as Head... Learn More
    £425.00

    Stock Code: 132800

  12. Penelope's Progress being such extracts from the Commonplace Book of Penelope Hamilton as relate to her Experiences in Scotland [and] Penelope's English Experiences.
    WIGGIN, Kate Douglas. Penelope's Progress being such extracts from the Commonplace Book of Penelope Hamilton as relate to her Experiences in Scotland [and] Penelope's English Experiences.

    Boston and New York : 1900

    First illustrated editions, both copies inscribed and signed by Wiggin on the front free endpapers and Penelope's Progress with the title page additionally signed and dated 1901, and an autograph note signed tipped in. Penelope's Progress is inscribed quoting the first sentence of the book: "We have travelled together before, Salemina, Francesca, and... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 110167

  13. Six letters signed to George Sayer.
    TOLKIEN, J. R. R. Six letters signed to George Sayer.

    Oxford : 1953-66

    Six letters signed from J. R. R. Tolkien to his close friend George Sayer, with whom he made the first recorded readings of The Lord of the Rings and who was key in giving Tolkien the confidence to publish it after being rejected by nearly every major British publisher, including Tolkien's own publisher, Collins. This is a highly desirable set of correspondence... Learn More
    £85,000.00

    Stock Code: 142718

  14. 138386
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

    London : 1956-58

    First editions, first impressions, of Churchill's great history, paired with an original typed letter signed from Churchill to the French-American sculptor Herbert Haseltine (1877-1962), on his Chartwell letterhead dated 20 April 1957, thanking him for a sculpture he presented: "My dear Mr. Haseltine, Papa Percheron has arrived. I am indeed indebted... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 138386

  15. A Time of Gifts.
    FERMOR, Patrick Leigh. A Time of Gifts.

    London : 1977

    First edition, first impression, with an autograph letter signed from Agnes 'Mougouch' Fielding, the wife of Xan Fielding: Fermor's "comrade-in-arms... and lifelong friend" (Meyers, p. 69) and addressee of the Introductory Letter. Mougouch's letter provides a charming firsthand account of time spent with "Paddy and Xan", and is further addressed to... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 146601

  16. Original holograph manuscript of "John Law. The Mississippi Scheme and its fore Antecedent",
    STOKER, Bram. Original holograph manuscript of "John Law. The Mississippi Scheme and its fore Antecedent",

    1910

    A fine working manuscript, entirely in Stoker's hand, of his essay on John Law, the fourth chapter of Famous Impostors (1910), the author's curious study of duplicitous behaviour and fraudulent schemes throughout history.

    Law, "a gambler on a great scale" (p. 11), is for Stoker the archetypal swindler; the many textual emendations and excisions... Learn More
    £32,500.00

    Stock Code: 142880

  17. "I Didn't Get Over", two draft manuscripts and typescripts, with holograph corrections, for the short story.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. "I Didn't Get Over", two draft manuscripts and typescripts, with holograph corrections, for the short story.

    [Asheville, NC : 1936]

    Two original drafts, the first draft and the second and final draft, for Fitzgerald's short story "I Didn't Get Over", written in summer 1936 and published in Esquire magazine that October.

    The most noticeable differences between the two drafts are at the beginning and end of the piece. The title is slightly changed: in the first draft, it is... Learn More
    £95,000.00

    Stock Code: 100917

  18. Vers de circonstances, 4 original manuscript envelope poems.
    MALLARMÉ, Stéphane. Vers de circonstances, 4 original manuscript envelope poems.

    [c.1885]

    A superb set of four manuscript postal poems penned by Mallarmé, three on envelopes, in lieu of the address and containing all usual and necessary information, to his friend and first cousin once removed, the French novelist Victor Margueritte (1866-1942), and one addressed to himself.

    All four of these autograph poetical postal jests were published... Learn More
    £9,750.00

    Stock Code: 135697

  19. Autograph letter on the death of his father.
    THOMAS, Dylan. Autograph letter on the death of his father.

    16 December 1952

    Dylan Thomas writes to the family friend Mary Davies to notify her of the death of his father, which occurred the same day (16 November 1952): "Dear Miss Davies, you will, I know, be very sorry to hear that my father died today. It was a very peaceful death. You will excuse my mother not writing personally to you, at this moment. She is bearing up,... Learn More
    £8,750.00

    Stock Code: 146677

  20. 141406
    RUSSELL, Bertrand. Typed letter signed, opposing US intervention in Cuba.

    6 May 1964

    Typed letter signed from Bertrand Russell to the editor of the Toronto Star Weekly, proposing - during a slight thawing in the Cold War - that the US should normalize and improve relations with Cuba. Russell writes "The attempts on the part of the United States to improve relations with the U.S.S.R. deserve support and, in particular the statement by... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 141406

  21. Original pen and ink and wash map of New Holland and New South Wales.
    AUSTRALIA. Original pen and ink and wash map of New Holland and New South Wales.

    England : c.1840

    Delightful "album piece" map of Australia, dating to around 1840, "New Holland" outlined in green, New South Wales and Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) in red, coastal waters shaded in blue. Sydney, Port Jackson and Botany Bay are all named, also the Swan River; the lateral distance across the continent is given as "2400 miles".

    Van Diemen's Land... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 132135

  22. "Year Without Spring."
    BRIGGS, Ernest. "Year Without Spring."

    1942

    Compelling and highly readable epistolary account of army service in Papua New Guinea by the Australian poet, broadcaster and music critic, Ernest Briggs (1905-1967), the letters being addressed to the pianist Harriet Cohen (1895-1967), acclaimed particularly as an interpreter of Bach. The work is unpublished and the only other copy traced is in the... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 93902

  23. Collection of autograph material, including 4 autograph letters signed by Charles Dickens, 4 by Robert Browning, and a quantity of other autograph material.
    DICKENS, Charles; Robert Browning; & others. Collection of autograph material, including 4 autograph letters signed by Charles Dickens, 4 by Robert Browning, and a quantity of other autograph material.

    Various places : 1860s-1910s

    The Dickens and Browning letters are addressed to Emma Pender (1817-1891), second wife of Sir John Pender, Scottish textile merchant in Manchester, submarine communications cable pioneer, and politician.

    The Dickens letters are:

    a) with envelope, stamp clipped, to Mrs Pender, 9 Park St, Westminster, SW; 5 May 1863, declining an invitation... Learn More
    £7,000.00

    Stock Code: 137842

  24. Typescript letter signed to Gerald Brodribb.
    LEWIS, C. S. Typescript letter signed to Gerald Brodribb.

    Magdalen College, Oxford : 16 November 1942

    An excellent, and unpublished, typed letter signed from C. S. Lewis to a former pupil Gerald Brodribb. Brodribb read classics and English at University College, Oxford, with Lewis as his tutor. In the letter Lewis thanks Brodribb for his compliments on The Screwtape Letters, which was published earlier in 1942.

    Lewis also mentions the wartime... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 142922

  25. Signed royal warrant, appointing Colin Stanley Harvey to the Office of Recorder.
    ELIZABETH II. Signed royal warrant, appointing Colin Stanley Harvey to the Office of Recorder.

    1975

    Signed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at head ("Elizabeth R"), appointing Colin Stanley Harvey to the Office of Recorder for a term of three years, countersigned underneath by the Lord High Chancellor Baron Elwyn-Jones, and with a typed letter to the recipient enclosing the warrant, dated 3 November 1975 and signed by Hume Boggis-Rolfe, Deputy Secretary... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 146590

  26. Autograph letter signed to Henry Colburn.
    DARWIN, Charles. Autograph letter signed to Henry Colburn.

    [late October 1837]

    An unrecorded early letter from Charles Darwin to his publisher Henry Colburn, regarding the proofing of his upcoming first book, the Journal of Researches (now known as Voyage of the Beagle), the seminal account of probably the most important voyage in the history of science.

    Darwin completed the first draft of the book in June 1837, and in... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 142676

  27. The final revised typescript of Diamonds Are Forever, with Fleming's autograph revisions throughout, also marked up by the copy-editor for publication.
    FLEMING, Ian. The final revised typescript of Diamonds Are Forever, with Fleming's autograph revisions throughout, also marked up by the copy-editor for publication.

    London : [1955-56]

    Ian Fleming's revised typescript of Diamonds are Forever, with numerous autograph additions, revealing Fleming's working practices as he honed the fourth Bond novel into its final shape. Original manuscripts and typescripts of Fleming's major works are extremely rare on the market.

    The typescript is peppered throughout with authorial tweaks,... Learn More
    £350,000.00

    Stock Code: 145630

  28. Archive for the dust jacket of "For Your Eyes Only".
    FLEMING, Ian - CHOPPING, Richard. Archive for the dust jacket of "For Your Eyes Only".

    14 October 1959 - 14 April 1960

    A series of 22 autograph and typed letters signed between Ian Fleming, his agent at Jonathan Cape Michael Howard, and Fleming's dust-jacket artist of choice Richard Chopping, documenting the conception and creation of Chopping's jacket design for For Your Eyes Only, also containing a number of drafts and colour palettes for the dust jacket, as well... Learn More
    £75,000.00

    Stock Code: 145633

  29. Manuscript notebook, including material used in You Only Live Twice.
    FLEMING, Ian. Manuscript notebook, including material used in You Only Live Twice.

    1962

    Undoubtedly one of the very last pieces of significant Fleming manuscript material outside the Lilly Library's Fleming collection.

    These notes were made at the time of Fleming's trip to Japan in 1961. He returned to Japan with the express purpose of making a trip that he could funnel into a Bond story. He wrote to his friend Richard Hughes in... Learn More
    £95,000.00

    Stock Code: 145643

  30. Typed letter signed to businessman Edward Filene, on the foundation of the capitalist system and the responsibility of businessmen.
    COMMONS, John R. Typed letter signed to businessman Edward Filene, on the foundation of the capitalist system and the responsibility of businessmen.

    12 June 1922

    Typed letter signed from John R. Commons, on his University of Wisconsin letterhead, to the American businessman and philanthropist Edward Albert Filene (1860-1937). Filene founded the eponymous department store and pioneered credit unions across the country.

    Commons writes in response to a letter from Filene regarding an article he published:... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 147802

  31. Autograph letter signed.
    SHELLEY, Mary. Autograph letter signed.

    October 1843

    An unpublished autograph letter from Mary Shelley to the publishers Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans. Dated October 1843, White Cottage, Putney, where she had moved the previous month, she requests some specific volumes from Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopædia, a project to which she had contributed a few years prior. This letter was recently extracted from... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 146431

  32. How to Kiss.
    KISSING. How to Kiss.

    [Undated, mid-19th century]

    A delightful memento of the amatory arts in mid-19th century America, an early copy of a humorous article for men on the art of kissing, which originally appeared during the Civil War, perhaps here passed off by the anonymous copyist as his own work. The piece opens by describing the technique of kissing, offering some tips on how the reader might improve... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 144712

  33. The Works.
    DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Works.

    New York : [1903]

    The Author's edition, limited to 1,000 numbered copies of which this is number 241 with an autograph letter signed by Doyle and dated 4.2.04 tipped to the binder's front blank in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. A rare US issue which, unlike the UK edition, includes The Hound of the Baskervilles. A handsome set.

    The author wanted a set that... Learn More
    £6,000.00

    Stock Code: 147024

  34. Sheets of The River War, volume I, with Churchill's corrections on 17 pages.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Sheets of The River War, volume I, with Churchill's corrections on 17 pages.

    London : 1899

    Unbound pre-publication sheets of Churchill's second book, with his holograph corrections, some quite extensive, to 17 pages. Working papers from the early part of Churchill's writing career are exceedingly uncommon. Just one minor correction marked here seems to have been adopted in the published version, but a number were taken up in the single-volume... Learn More
    £18,500.00

    Stock Code: 90104

  35. White House portfolio.
    ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. White House portfolio.

    Washington, D.C. : 1942-45

    A superbly evocative memento of the wartime FDR White House, a handsome commercial leather portfolio personalised for Roosevelt's use and containing some twenty leaves of various White House stationery and printed appointment documents all signed by Roosevelt in preparation for use. Such personal artefacts relating to FDR rarely appear on the open market.... Learn More
    £75,000.00

    Stock Code: 142981

  36. Envelope addressed to William Ogle, with the recipient's name in Darwin's hand and his signature ("C. Darwin") at lower left.
    DARWIN, Charles. Envelope addressed to William Ogle, with the recipient's name in Darwin's hand and his signature ("C. Darwin") at lower left.

    [Down, Beckenham] : 5 May 1873

    The envelope is addressed to Darwin's fellow botanist and regular correspondent William Ogle (18271912) in London, the recipient's name in Darwin's hand and signed by him "C. Darwin" at bottom left, the addresses completed by other hands. The first address is 7 York Street, Baker Street, W, and the letter was redirected on the same day a short distance... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 146643

  37. Letter signed by Darwin ("Ch. Darwin"), the text in the hand of his wife Emma, to William Ogle.
    DARWIN, Charles. Letter signed by Darwin ("Ch. Darwin"), the text in the hand of his wife Emma, to William Ogle.

    Down, Beckenham : [shortly after 27 November 1878]

    Darwin writes to thank his colleague and regular correspondent William Ogle (18271912) for his English translation of Anton Kerner's Die Schutzmittel der Bluthen gegen unberufene Gaste (The protective measures of flowers against uninvited guests, 1876), which appeared as Flowers and Their Unbidden Guests (Ogle trans. 1878).

    The book arrived at... Learn More
    £6,500.00

    Stock Code: 146638

  38. Stills: 1984-1987.
    SNOWDON, Lord. Stills: 1984-1987.

    London : 1987

    First edition, first impression, signed by the photographer on the half-title, and including a photograph by Snowdon inscribed by him on the verso "Dear Mr. Evans, thank you so much for your letter & the kind remarks you made about my work yours sincerely Snowdon", and an autograph letter signed from Snowdon "I am so pleased that you liked Born to be... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 146918

  39. Two autograph letters signed to his close friend Arthur Clifton.
    WILDE, Oscar. Two autograph letters signed to his close friend Arthur Clifton.

    1 August 1887; second letter n.d.

    Two autograph letters from Wilde, both signed with his initials "OW", to Arthur Bellamy Clifton, one of his closest and oldest friends; inviting Clifton to, and apologizing for missing, the theatre, both letters, the first sprightly and the latter depressed, characterful and apparently unpublished.

    The first letter arranges to meet the following... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 144930

  40. Autograph letter signed to Henry Morley.
    DICKENS, Charles. Autograph letter signed to Henry Morley.

    [London] : 1868

    A letter showing Dickens's continuing work micromanaging the affairs of his periodical, All the Year Round. "My Dear Morley, An officer of one of the Cunard steamers - named Boyd - writes me (in a highly illegible hand) that he has sent a "small story" to All The Year Round. He does not give its title, so I supposed he has added his name to his MS.... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 135027

  41. Two typed letters signed, on the passage of the War Damage Act.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Two typed letters signed, on the passage of the War Damage Act.

    19 February 1965

    Two typed letters signed from Margaret Thatcher to her constituent Mr. A. N. Attwell of Oakleigh Park North, with his own copies of the correspondence, supporting with reservations the War Damage Act, then backtracking and opposing it, legislation which she was evidently conflicted by, clashing with her principles but saving the taxpayer much money.

    The... Learn More
    £800.00

    Stock Code: 146804

  42. Autograph letter signed to Claire Clairmont, with a clipped signature of Percy Bysshe Shelley.
    SHELLEY, Mary & Percy Bysshe. Autograph letter signed to Claire Clairmont, with a clipped signature of Percy Bysshe Shelley.

    [24 South Audley Street] : 2 May 1837

    Mary writes tersely to her stepsister, in response to a request, enclosing a clipped signature of her late husband ("Yours ever faithfully - Percy B. Shelley"), "I hope the person to whom you give it will appreciate it as it deserves - or I should not like to part with it", she adds.

    The relationship between the women had been, and continued... Learn More
    £25,000.00

    Stock Code: 120615

  43. A True Lovers Knot.
    VALENTINE. A True Lovers Knot.

    [undated, after 1806]

    A delightful and rare survival of a "True Lover's Knot" manuscript Valentine poem. Designed to be rotated, the words twist through a maze of linear bands to create both a love letter and an intricate work of art. Part of a long tradition of exchanging handmade tokens, letters, or gifts for Valentine's Day, the "True Lover's Knot" poem is designed so... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 145285

  44. 141433
    ROBINSON, Earl. Autograph letter signed, arranging a concert.

    [No date, circa 1960s]

    Autograph letter signed from the folk singer Earl Robinson to the journalist and peace campaigner Ray Gardner (1919-1997), arranging a performance, probably related to the peace movement. Robinson will fly into Seattle and send details ahead, asking Gardner to find him a guitar to borrow, and a piano too, preferable a grand on spinet type so he can... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 141433

  45. Autograph manuscript opposing the Vietnam War.
    SPOCK, Benjamin. Autograph manuscript opposing the Vietnam War.

    1967

    Three-page autograph manuscript opposing the Vietnam War by the American paediatrician Benjamin Spock, sent for publication to Ray Gardner (1919-1997), journalist and editor at the Toronto Star Weekly, and himself a peace campaigner and sometime Chairman of the British Columbia Peace Council; together with an autograph and three typed letters signed... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 141434

  46. Signed typescript defending political violence.
    VALLIÈRES, Pierre. Signed typescript defending political violence.

    1971

    Original signed typescript by Pierre Vallières (1938-1998), the intellectual leader of the Front de libération du Québec, defending the use of political violence to effect social change. The typescript was sent to the journalist and editor Ray Gardner (1919-1997), for publication as an article in the Toronto Star. The typescript, "La violence est-elle... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 141435

  47. Typed letter signed, regarding the October Crisis.
    MACLENNAN, Hugh. Typed letter signed, regarding the October Crisis.

    22 November 1970

    Typed letter signed from the Canadian author Hugh Maclennan to Ray Gardner (1919-1997), journalist and editor at the Toronto Star. Maclennan writes in response to a request by Gardner for an article in response to the October Crisis (the kidnapping of Pierre Laporte by the Front de libération du Québec). Maclennan politely rejects the offer to write... Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 141419

  48. Typed letter signed, on tennis.
    MACLENNAN, Hugh. Typed letter signed, on tennis.

    8 March 1968

    Typed letter signed from the Canadian author Hugh Maclennan to Ray Gardner (1919-1997), journalist and editor at the Toronto Star. Maclennan agrees to write an article for the paper on tennis, for a fee of five hundred dollars. He thanks him for sending Jack Scott's article on golf: "as I took up golf myself two years ago (no comment) I can truly say... Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 141420

  49. Typed letter signed enclosing original ten-page typescript.
    MACLENNAN, Hugh. Typed letter signed enclosing original ten-page typescript.

    21 May 1969

    Typed letter signed from the Canadian author and McGill English professor Hugh Maclennan to Ray Gardner (1919-1997), journalist and editor at the Toronto Star, enclosing a ten-page corrected typescript of his speech given at the emergency symposium on "The Americanization of Canadian Universities" at Sir George Williams University on 17 May 1969. Maclennan... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 141422

  50. Typed letter signed, enclosing four-page corrected typescript.
    MACLENNAN, Hugh. Typed letter signed, enclosing four-page corrected typescript.

    20 November 1976

    Typed letter signed from the Canadian author and McGill English professor Hugh Maclennan to Ray Gardner (1919-1997), journalist and editor at the Toronto Star, enclosing his corrected typescript article on the 1976 Quebec general election for publication. Maclennan writes "Herewith my piece on the aftermath of the Quebec election... I have asked several... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 141423

  51. Autograph letter signed, thanking a journalist for a cartoon.
    WALD, George. Autograph letter signed, thanking a journalist for a cartoon.

    31 April 1969

    Autograph letter signed from the 1967 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, George Wald, to the journalist Ray Gardner (1919-1997), journalist and editor at the Toronto Star, thanking him for a cartoon. "Dear Mr Gardner, At last I know whom to thank for that wonderful cartoon. It is just perfect for my second talk, the one at Chicago. I've given... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 141430

  52. Typed letter signed, regarding an article.
    MOWAT, Farley. Typed letter signed, regarding an article.

    c.1970

    Typed letter signed from the Canadian writer and environmentalist Farley Moway, to the journalist Ray Gardner (1919-1997), journalist and editor at the Toronto Star, in the aftermath of a commissioned article falling through: "Dear Ray, It is so embarrassing to watch an editor being embarrassed. Lets not make ourselves suffer so. Anyway. I didn't really... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 141432

  53. Typed letter signed, in support of world peace.
    NASSER, Gamal Abdel. Typed letter signed, in support of world peace.

    April 1956

    Typed letter signed from Gamal Abdel Nasser, as Prime Minister of Egypt. Nasser writes in response to Ray Gardner (1919-1997), chairman of the British Columbia Peace Council in Vancouver, a constituent part of the anti-imperialist Canadian Peace Congress. Gardner had written to Nasser sending his well wishes on the anniversary of the 1955 Bandung Conference,... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 141392

  54. Typed letter signed, on the prospect of the novel in the 1970s.
    OATES, Joyce Carol. Typed letter signed, on the prospect of the novel in the 1970s.

    20 November 1969

    Typed letter signed from the American novelist Joyce Carol Oates (b. 1938), on her projections for literature in the 1970s. Oates writes in response to the Toronto Star journalist Ray Gardner (1919-1997), who requested her opinion on literary developments as part of a series of letters to prominent individuals requesting their outlook on the coming... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 141395

  55. Typed letter signed from the Mayor of Hiroshima, marking the tenth anniversary of the atomic bombing.
    WATANABE, Tadao. Typed letter signed from the Mayor of Hiroshima, marking the tenth anniversary of the atomic bombing.

    1955

    Typed letter signed from Tadao Watanabe (1898-1980), Mayor of Hiroshima from 1955 to 1959, to the British Columbia Peace Council in Vancouver, a constituent part of the Canadian Peace Congress. "It is with distinct pleasure that I send, on behalf of the people of Hiroshima, cordial greetings of peace to the British Columbia Peace Council as they, together... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 141397

  56. [Signed typescript of:] "Canada: Always a Beauty in its Changing Face".
    CALLAGHAN, Morley. [Signed typescript of:] "Canada: Always a Beauty in its Changing Face".

    1972

    Original typescript by the Canadian novelist Morley Callaghan (1903-1990), signed at the head of the first page, of his article "Canada: Always a Beauty in its Changing Face". The typescript was sent to Ray Gardner (1919-1997), journalist at the Toronto Star, where it was published in the 30 December 1972 issue as part of "Four outstanding Canadian... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 141417

  57. Typed letter signed, on the prospects of Canadian novelists.
    MACLENNAN, Hugh. Typed letter signed, on the prospects of Canadian novelists.

    22 November 1969

    Typed letter signed from the Canadian author Hugh Maclennan to Ray Gardner (1919-1997), journalist and editor at the Toronto Star, in response to Gardner's request on his outlook for the coming decade, part of a series of letters sent to prominent individuals soliciting their views for publication in the Star. Maclennan writes "I put off replying to... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 141418

  58. 141385
    PAULING, Linus. Autograph letter signed, and inscribed typescript speech, opposing the Vietnam War.

    5 December 1969

    Autograph letter signed from Linus Pauling, together with an inscribed typescript speech, fiercely setting out his anti-war views. The American chemist and peace activist Linus Carl Pauling (1901-1994), one of the founders of molecular biology and quantum chemistry, won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1954 and for Peace in 1962, one of only four individuals... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 141385

  59. 141387
    GLENN, John. Typed letter signed, declining a journalist's request.

    15 December 1969

    Typed letter signed from astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth, in response to a request of Ray Gardner (1919-1997), journalist at the Toronto Star, for his outlook on the coming decade. Glenn politely declines the request: "Dear Mr. Gardner: This letter is to confirm the previous telephone conversations concerning your very kind... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 141387

  60. Children of the People (original manuscript).
    RIIS, Jacob A. Children of the People (original manuscript).

    [New York : 1903]

    The original manuscript of Riis's short story "Children of the People", signed by the author at head in pencil, describing the ongoing suffering of children, as published in The Century Magazine for December 1903, and later collected, under the title "The City's Heart", in his 1915 story collection Neighbors: Life Stories of the Other Half.

    The... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 146044

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