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Sherwood, Robert   (1896-1955)
Sherwood, Robert Distinguished Oscar-winning playwright, editor and screenwriter; friend of Dorothy Parker.
A very fine 6" x 4.5" album page, nicely signed and inscribed ("For Monica, with very best wishes, Robert Sherwood") in blue fountain pen ink.


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ref:7034  £20.00
Sillitoe, Alan   (1928-2010)
Sillitoe, Alan British novelist and screenwriter.
A very fine signature in black ink on a 6" x 4" white card (signed in person at Hatchards on the 30th November 1995).

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ref:5367  £15.00
Sitwell, Osbert   (1892-1969)
Sitwell, Osbert British writer, a member of one of the most celebrated literary families of the Twentieth Century.
A fine signature and date (March 15, 1945) in ink on a small album page (3.75" x 2").

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ref:10472  £20.00
Smith, Wilbur   (1933- )
Smith, Wilbur Zambian-born author of best-selling books, primarily set in his native Africa.
A unique candid colour photograph (8" x 6"), taken in London in 1993 and signed shortly afterwards in black ink. A genuine "one-off".

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ref:7029  £15.00
Spender, Stephen   (1909-1995)
Spender, Stephen Distinguished British poet,
A fine signature in black ink on a 6" x 4" white card, obtained in person at the BBC in 1994
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ref:311  £15.00
Spender, Stephen   (1909-1995)
Spender, Stephen Distinguished British poet.
A superb black and white 8" x 10" photograph, nicely signed in blue fountain pen ink across the image.RARE.

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ref:3692  £75.00
Spillane, Mickey   (1918-2006
Spillane, Mickey American crime novelist (and occasional actor), whose stories often feature his signature detective character, Mike Hammer; more than 225 million copies of his books have sold internationally.
A very fine copy of a 1996 American comic,  published by Big Entertainment Inc, featuring Mickey Spillane's character Mike Danger. The comic has been boldly signed in black ink to an inner page by Spillane, almost certainly at the National Film Theatre in London in 1999 when Spillane was giving a talk. Included with the comic is a newpaper cutting, giving details of the talk; the cutting has also been boldly signed in black ink by Spillane, and also by his wife Jane.

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ref:10392  £35.00
Spring, Howard   (1889-1965)
Spring, Howard Welsh novelist, born into abject proverty and most famous for novels such as Shabby Tiger (1934), My Son, My Son (1938) and Fame is the Spur (1940).
A very fine signature and date (February, 1942) in black ink on a 4" x 2.25" cream card.

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ref:7021  £15.00
Stacpoole, Henry de Vere   (1863-1951)
Stacpoole, Henry de Vere Irish doctor and author, most famous for his titillating 1908 romance novel, The Blue Lagoon, filmed five times, notably in 1980 with Brooke Shields (14 years old at the time of filming) and Christopher Atkins in the starring roles.
A very fine signature and date (April 18th 1916) in black fountain pen ink on a 5.5" x 3.5" card.

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ref:7784  £25.00
Storey, David   (1933- )
Storey, David

British playwright and novelist, best known for his novel This Sporting Life (1960), filmed in 1963.

An unusual item - an 8" x 3.25" piece cut from a contract licensing the production of one of his plays, signed in ink by David Storey, the licensee for the Melbourne Theatre Company and two witnesses.

 

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ref:1867  £15.00
Storey, Gladys   (1897-1964)
Storey, Gladys British actress and author; a key source of information for all subsequent biographers about Charles Dickens' notorious affair with Ellen Ternan (the affair began when Dickens as 45 and Ternan was just 18 years old.)
A very rare early black and white Rotary postcard of Storey as a very young actress, boldly signed across the image in black fountain pen ink.

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ref:8884  £25.00
Streatfeild, Noel   (1897-1986)
Streatfeild, Noel English writer, most famous for her 1936 runaway bestseller, Ballet Shoes, about three girls training for the stage.
A fine typed letter on headed notepaper (51a Elizabeth Street, Eaton Square, SW1, 10th May 1960) to a Mr Astley concerning Laurence Clark, who has applied for membership of a literary society.

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ref:7456  £20.00
Sutcliff, Rosemary   (1920-1992)
Sutcliff, Rosemary British novelist, best known for her children's books, especially historical fiction and retellings of myths and legends.
A fine letter (Swallowshaw, Walberton, Arundel, Sussex, Dec 9th '59), neatly handwritten in blue fountain pen ink on two sides of a sheet of correspondence paper.
The letter has excellent content, mentioning two of her works (The Rider of the White Horse and The Lantern Bearers), radio script work, a visit to the theatre (the new musical Lock Up Your Daughters), Christmas shopping and other gossip.
A very nice Rosemary Sutcliff collectable.

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ref:5961  £30.00
Wambaugh, Joseph   (1937- )
Wambaugh, Joseph Best-selling American author of Los Angeles police stories, many of which have been made into films, including The Onion Field and The Choirboys.
A very fine black and white 8" x 10" of Joseph Wambaugh in a Los Angeles County Sheriff's uniform, holding a copy of his best-selling novel, The Onion Field. There's a fine signature and inscription  ("For Fred Bomar, Best wishes, Joseph Wambaugh, 1985")in blue ink across a clear area of the image.


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ref:5147  £20.00
Webb, Marion St John   (1888-1930)
Webb, Marion St John English writer of novels and poetry for children, forerunners of the work of A.A.Milne; most famous for her character The Littlest One.
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very fine, friendly letter, handwritten in ink on three sides of blind-stamped headed notepaper (1 Pump Court, Temple, EC4, Oct 13, 1929) to a Mrs Belben, promising a review of her book in The Bookman and mentioning a new Mr Papingay story..
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ref:8976  £50.00
Webb, Marion St. John   (1888-1930)
Webb, Marion St. John English writer of novels and poetry for children, forerunners of the work of A.A.Milne; most famous for her character The Littlest One.
A very fine, friendly letter, handwritten in ink on two 10" x 8" lined pages (1 Pump Court, Temple, EC4, Dec 12, 1920) to a Mrs Belben, commenting favourably on her children's poetry and suggesting the best way to get it published. VERY RARE.


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ref:8973  £50.00
Webb, Marion St.John   (1888-1930)
Webb, Marion St.John English writer of novels and poetry for children, forerunners of the work of A.A.Milne; most famous for her character The Littlest One.
A very fine, friendly letter, handwritten in ink on two sides of a sheet 10" x 8" lined pages (1 Pump Court, Temple, EC4, Jan 8, 1922) to a Mrs Belben, discussing a possible musical version of The Littlest One.

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ref:8974  £50.00
Webb, Marion St.John   (1888-1930)
Webb, Marion St.John English writer of novels and poetry for children, forerunners of the work of A.A.Milne; most famous for her character The Littlest One.
 A very fine, friendly letter, handwritten in ink on a sheet 10" x 8" lined pages (1 Pump Court, Temple, EC4, Jan 17, 1922) to a Mrs Belben, discussing aspects of a possible musical version of The Littlest One and expressing sympathy for family problems.
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ref:8975  £50.00
Wesker, Arnold   (1932-2016)
Wesker, Arnold Great British dramatist, best known for plays that include Chicken Soup with Barley (1958), Roots (1958) and Chips With Everything (1962).
A very fine postcard issued by the Post Office, featuring a reproduction of their 1977 Silver Jubillee 10p Commemorative Stamp.  Wesker has added a fine signature in black ink to the reverse.

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ref:6864  £15.00
Wheatley, Dennis   (1897-1977)
Wheatley, Dennis Prolific English author, a writer of stylish thrillers and occult novels that made him one of the world's best-selling authors in the 1950s and 1960s.
An important 2-page letter on headed notepaper (48 Queens Gate, SW7, Oct 20th '33), handwritten and signed in blue fountain pen ink.
1933 was Wheatle
y's breakthrough year but following the instant success of The Forbidden Territory the next book of his to appear in the shops, in the September of that year, was a non-fiction title, Old Rowley, a biography of King Charles II. This letter is about that book. RARE.

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ref:8687  £150.00
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