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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
Leonard, Elmore   (1925-2013)
Leonard, Elmore Great American Western and crime novelist and screenwriter.
A very fine signature in black ink on a 6" x 4" white card. Obtained in person at the BBC in 1997

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ref:7022  £12.00
Lessing, Doris   (1919- )
Lessing, Doris British writer, born in Iran; winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature.
A fine signature in blue ink on a yellow bookplate (unused), measuring 4" x 2.5".

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ref:3257  £15.00
Loos, Anita   (1893-1981)
Loos, Anita American screenwriter, most famous for her 1925 novel, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, made into a great screen musical starring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell in 1953.
A very fine black and white photograph (8" x 10"), neatly signed across a clear area of the image in black ink.
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ref:9749  £60.00
Lucas, E.V.   (1868-1938)
Lucas, E.V. Extraordinary, versatile and prolific British wit and author, most famous for his cricket books.
A short message, signature and date ("To one who brings coals of fire, E.V.Lucas, June 12th 1911) in black fountain pen ink on a headed 4.5" x 3.5" notelet (Kingston Manor, Lewes).

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ref:7024  £10.00
Mackenzie, Compton   (1883-1972)
Mackenzie, Compton Prolific British writer, probably most famous for Whisky Galore (1947), which was later filmed.
The title page (8.25" x 5") of the eighth instalment of his autobiography, My Life and Times (Chatto & Windus, 1969), nicely signed in blue fountain pen ink.

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ref:6059  £15.00
Mason, A.E.W.   (1865-1948)
Mason, A.E.W. English author, most famous for his 1902 novel, The Four Feathers.
A short typed letter on headed notepaper (51 South Street, W1, January 20th, 1940), signed in black ink, to the editor of the Royal Society of Arts Journal, enclosing a review.


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ref:7459  £15.00
Mason, A.E.W.   (1865-1948)
Mason, A.E.W. English author, most famous for his 1902 novel, The Four Feathers.
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very fine, neat signature and date (May 19, 1938) in black founatin pen ink on a vintage card (4.5" x 3.5")
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ref:7682  £15.00
Maugham, W.Somerset   (1874-1965)
Maugham, W.Somerset British novelist and playwright.
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rare vintage black and white photograph (a little larger than 6.5" x 4"), signed and inscribed in ink across the lower white panel.
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ref:9259  £125.00
Maugham, W.Somerset   (1874-1965)
Maugham, W.Somerset Great British novelist and playwright.
A hardback copy of Heinemann's 1949 Collected Edition of The Razor's Edge, nicely signed and inscribed ("For Joy, W.Somerset Maugham") in dark blue fountain pen ink across the first free end paper.
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ref:9989  £85.00
Maugham, W.Somerset   (1874-1965)
Maugham, W.Somerset British novelist and playwright.
A
hardback first edition copy of his short story, The Book-Bag, published by G.Orioli in Florence in 1932. This is No.60 in a limited edition of 725 copies, printed on hand-made paper. (The short story was published as a private edition because Maugham's publisher at Cosmopolitan Magazine didn't like its theme of incest - it's a tangled love story of four people, two of whom are siblings).
The nicest thing about this book is the frontispiece - a
photograph by Kollar of the J. Davidson bust of Maugham. In excellent condition, this is beautifully signed by the author in blue fountain pen ink and is one of the best examples of his signature I've seen.
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ref:9326  £150.00
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