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Dane, Clemence (and C.B.Cochran)   (1888-1965)
Dane, Clemence (and C.B.Cochran) Oscar-winning British actress, who shot to fame with her 1921 play, A Bill of Divorcement.
A very fine vintage 1930s album page (6.25" x 4.25"), nicely signed in blue fountain pen ink by Clemence Dane. The page also carries the scarce full signature in ink of English theatrical producer, Charles B.Cochran.

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ref:6781  £20.00
de la Roche, Mazo   (1979-1961)
de la Roche, Mazo Canadian writer, most famous for her Jalna series of novels, beginning in 1927.
A fine signature in black ink on a 3" x 2" slip of paper, neatly laid to black card.

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ref:3260  £10.00
Drabble, Margaret   (1939- )
Drabble, Margaret Distinguished British novelist.
A unique candid colour photograph (8" x 6"), taken outside the Savoy Hotel in London in 1995 and signed in black ink across the image shortly afterwards. A genuine "one-off".

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ref:7036  £18.00
du Maurier, George   (1834-1896)
du Maurier, George Extraordinary French-born British cartoonist and author, known for his cartoons in Punch and also for his best-selling Gothic horror novel, Trilby (1894).
A
short letter on a 5" x 4" sheet of notepaper, handwritten in ink. The content (" I have much pleasure in doing as you wish and remain, Yours faithfully, George du Maurier") suggests it was in response to a request for an autograph.
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ref:7874  £20.00
du Maurier, George   (1834-1896)
du Maurier, George Extraordinary French-born British cartoonist and author, known for his cartoons in Punch and also for his best-selling Gothic horror novel, Trilby (1894).
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n interesting but mysterious letter, handwritten and signed in ink on a small sheet of headed notepaper (New Grove House, June 25, no year).
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ref:8223  £20.00
du Maurier, George (and Gustave Doré)   (1834-1896)
du Maurier, George (and Gustave Doré) Extraordinary French-born British cartoonist and author, known for his cartoons in Punch and also for his best-selling Gothic horror novel, Trilby (1894).
A fine letter on headed notepaper (6" x4"), handwritten and signed in black ink, in which du Maurier declines a lunch invitation ("this is Almanack Time and I simply cannot get away from work so early. Come up & have a chat before you leave if you can manage it and stop to sup here any Thursday").
To the reverse is an envelope front apparently in the hand of the French artist, Gustave Doré (1832-1883).


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ref:7710  £30.00
Duncan, Ronald   (1914-1982)
Duncan, Ronald Rhodesian-born writer, poet and playwright, now best known for preparing the libretto for Benjamin Britten's opera The Rape of Lucretia, first performed in 1946.
An interesting philosophical quotation on revenge, signed and dated (1980) in black ink on an 8" x 7.5" sheet of notepaper.


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ref:9389  £20.00
Fry, Christopher   (1907-2005)
Fry, Christopher

English playwright, one of the most celebrated of the mid-20th century, regarded as the Shakespeare of his time for his poetry and wit.

A fine vintage magazine photograph, very neatly mounted in period to a white postcard, clearly signed in black ink across the image.


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ref:1125  £15.00
Fyleman, Rose   (1877-1957)
Fyleman, Rose Hugely successful English children's writer, remembered primarily for her poems about fairies, especially Fairies at the Bottom of Our Garden (1917).
A fine collection of six handwritten and signed letters to the poet May Belben. Five are on headed notepaper, from a variety of addresses in London, Nottingham and Washington (USA). One is on The Merry Go Round headed notepaper. Only one of the letters is dated with a year (1926) but it is believed they span a period to 1930.




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ref:9146  £125.00
Golding, William   (1911-1993)
Golding, William British novelist, poet and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1983, most famous for his 1954 classic of English literature, Lord of the Flies.
A very fine hardback first edition copy of his 1984 novel The Paper Men (Faber & Faber Limited), boldly signed in blue ink on the main title page.

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ref:9456  £50.00
Haggard, Rider   (1856-1925)
Haggard, Rider Great English novelist, remembered for his excellent adventure stories, especially King Solomon's Mines and She.
A pre-stamped Victorian postcard, sent from his house in Ditchingham, Bungay in Suffolk on August 20th 1890 to a Mr Glaisher, a bookseller on The Strand in London. It's a short signed note from Haggard in ink, asking Glaisher to send him a copy of Leo Tolstoy's novella  The Kreutzer Sonata. (This was published in 1889 and promptly banned by the Russian authorities.)

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ref:9336  £60.00
Heginbotham, Sarah Maria (A.A.Milne)   (1840-1921)
Heginbotham, Sarah Maria (A.A.Milne) Mother of author A.A.Milne.
A very rare survival, a handwritten letter on three pages (Shallcross Cottage, November 30th). There is no year on the letter but a contemporary note in pencil dates it to 1876 (perhaps from an envelope which is no longer present), or two years before her marriage to A.A.Milne's father, John.The letter content indicates that at that time Sarah was running a school with her mother and her sister.


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ref:3261  £65.00
Hughes, Thomas   (1822-1896)
Hughes, Thomas English author, best known for his 1857 novel, Tom Brown's Schooldays.
A very fine signature in ink on a 3" x 1" piece cut from the bottom of a letter and laid down.

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ref:7849  £20.00
Janson, Hank   (1917-1989)
Janson, Hank Cult British pulp fiction writer.
A unique black and white "Latimer of London" photograph, laid to a mount (overall dimensions approximately 12" x 9"), signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen ink to the lower border.

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ref:339  £395.00
Jong, Erica   (1942- )
Jong, Erica American author and poet, most famous for her 1973 novel, Fear of Flying.
A bold signature in black ink on a 6" x 4" white card. Obtained in person in London in 1987.

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ref:7027  £10.00
Keillor, Garrison   (1942- )
Keillor, Garrison American author, storyteller and humorist, known for his Midwestern roots.
A very fine signature in black ink on a 6" x 4" white card. Obtained in person in London in 1986

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ref:7026  £12.00
Kingsmill, Hugh   (1889-1949)
Kingsmill, Hugh
Fine British writer and journalist, author of novels, excellent biographies, short stories, travel books, anthologies and literary essays.
Two fine personal letters, handwritten in black ink, both to "My dear Daisy" on Author's Club, 2 Whitehall Court S.W.1 letterheaded paper, both dated July 1929.  The content is excellent.

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ref:1586  £40.00
Kipling, Rudyard   (1865-1936)
Kipling, Rudyard Bombay-born English poet and novelist.
A very fine signature in dark blue fountain pen ink on a vintage album page (4.25" x 3.25").

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ref:9737  £125.00
Kneale, Nigel   (1922-2006)
Kneale, Nigel British television and screen writer, best known for his cult Quatermass television series in the 1950s.
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fine signature in black ink on a 6" x 4" white card. The signature was obtained "in person". VERY RARE.
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ref:4411  £100.00
Larkin, Philip   (1922-1985)
Larkin, Philip English poet, librarian and jazz critic.
An extraordinary Larkin rarity - a hardback copy of Kenneth Grahame, Life, Letters and Unpublished Work by Patrick Chalmers (Methuen & Co., London, 1933), with his ownership signature on the front free endpaper. What is remarkable is that Larkin has added the date, 16th April 1935, making him just 12 years and 8 months old at the time!


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ref:3625  £495.00
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