Lot #547
British and Continental Writers (9) Signed Items

This lot has closed

Estimate: $500+

Description

Nine items signed by writers with roots in Great Britain or Continental Europe, most with good content. Includes: C. P. Snow (TLS, "most characters and situations in a novel have some origin in real life"); A. E. W. Mason (ALS, "It was very kind of you to write and say that you liked the book"); E. Phillips Oppenheim (signature); Max Pemberton (TLS, about a dinner for Sir Wemyss Reid); Lawrence Durrell (ALS, sending thanks for "all-American generosity of spirit"); John Galsworthy (ALS, "I have written no books on criminology"); Arnold Zweig (pamphlet for 'The Case of Sergeant Grischa'); André Maurois (TLS, "I don't know if I ever had any success in life; if any, it can only be attributed to hard work"), plus a photograph signed by his wife Simone de Caillavet; and Hendrik van Loon (TLS, "Good Lord is that street as long as all that? 9437? There aint no such thoroughfare in the world….A few people have bought a few of my books…that hardly makes be a success"). In overall fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Sports
  • Dates: #614 - Ended August 11, 2021