Auction 15.11.1991

Christie's
London, South Kensington

Date of the auction: 15.11.1991

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RICHARD ALDINGTON (1892-1962)

RICHARD ALDINGTON (1892-1962) Aldington (Richard): Images of Desire, 8vo, 1919, the additional title page inscribed 'H.M. Tomlinson from Richard Aldington 1922' ,with an a.l.s., by Aldington, loosely inserted, dated 7/3/22, Malthouse Cottage, Padworth, Near Reading, Berks, to Tomlinson saying 'I

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 15 Nov 1991

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AGATHA CHRISTIE (1890-1976)

AGATHA CHRISTIE (1890-1976) A collection of 13 novels, some inscribed and/or containing inserted manuscript letters, the inscriptions and letters all being to her friend Esmé Nicoll, as follows: Sad Cypress, 8vo, Crime Club, 1940, front blank inscribed by the author and dated March 7th 1940, with a

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

Date: 15 Nov 1991

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GEORGE CRABBE (1754-1832); ROBERT BROWNING (1812-89)

GEORGE CRABBE (1754-1832); ROBERT BROWNING (1812-89) Four couplets of verse on 'love' in Crabbe's hand ( beginning 'Love makes his Way through many Fears He hates altho' he courts Repose' ), on lined paper, laid down on leaf extracted from an autograph album; an envelope, franked Feb 24 '71

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £70 - £100

Date: 15 Nov 1991

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CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870) & OTHERS

CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870) & OTHERS A collection of a.l.s and a.n.s. relating to authors including carte-de-visite photographs of Thomas Carlyle, Matthew Arnold, John Ruskin, William Thackeray, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Charles Dickens showing Dickens head-and-shoulders in profile, looking to the left

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 15 Nov 1991

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CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870)

CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870) An autograph 'Coutts' cheque by Charles Dickens, dated Gad's Hill, thirtieth October 1860, for wages amounting to fourteen pounds, ten shillings; together with an envelope signed 'Charles Dickens'. (2

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 15 Nov 1991

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SIGMUND FREUD (1856-1939)

SIGMUND FREUD (1856-1939) A 1p. printed note signed by Freud, with envelope, dated [30] May 1936, thanking Herr Franz Kormendi of Budapest for his best wishes sent on Freud's 80th birthday

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 15 Nov 1991

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THOMAS JEFFERSON HOGG (1792-1862)

THOMAS JEFFERSON HOGG (1792-1862) A 2pp. a.l.s. to his father John Hogg, dated London, 30 November 1816, ' We ... broke into the Pit of Covent Graden Theatre with some little force & violence where we got very good seats & saw with much pleasure John Kemble play the Character of Coriolanus'; and

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 15 Nov 1991

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RUDYARD KIPLING (1865-1936) & OTHERS

RUDYARD KIPLING (1865-1936) & OTHERS An album containing a.l.s. and clipped signatures, a.l.s include those by Lord Palmerston, E. Pusey, Sir Frederick Ouseley, William Morris, a printed appointment order signed by the Duke of Wellington and a 1p. a.l.s. by Rudyard Kipling dated Bateman's, Burwash

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 15 Nov 1991

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E.R. BULWER LYTTON , 1st EARL OF LYTTON (1831-91) A 2pp. a.l.s. in French...

E.R. BULWER LYTTON , 1st EARL OF LYTTON (1831-91) A 2pp. a.l.s. in French, dated Paris February 10 1888, to Sully Prudhomme, thanking him for a copy of his book, Bonheur 'enrichi d'un autographe qui le rend encore plus precieux ', a thousand irritating interruptions have prevented him from reading

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 15 Nov 1991

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SEAN O'CASEY (1884-1964)

SEAN O'CASEY (1884-1964) A 6pp. a.l.s., dated Tingrith, Station Road, Totnes Devon, Feb. 1 1946, to Mrs Angela Barry, disussing questions of health; his home life during the war and the eight years of living in Devon ( 'I've never had a holiday; & the missus but two -- a week and four days away from

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 15 Nov 1991

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THEODORE ROETHKE (1908-1963)

THEODORE ROETHKE (1908-1963) A 2pp. manuscript poem by Roethke on paper headed 'Merrywood Sanitarium, Ann Arbor, Michigan', signed and inscribed 'Theodore Roethke, Unpublished poem...', the poem reads: 'With all the freshness gone/Perversion manifest/I meditate upon a noble quest/A journey from

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 15 Nov 1991

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GEORGE BERNARD SHAW (1856-1950)

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW (1856-1950) A 2pp. printed journalist's application questionnaire in French, evidently given to Shaw by the Belgian writer (?) Dotremont, which ' Bernard Shaw, Viellard sans future' has taken literally, and responds with wit and flippancy: ' Quels Thèmes aimeriez-vous traiter

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 15 Nov 1991

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GEORGE BERNARD SHAW (1856-1950)

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW (1856-1950) A seated full-length portrait postcard, 5½ x 3½in., signed 'George Bernard Shaw. 1930'; with compliment slip printed 'With Bernard Shaw's Compliments. Ayot St. Lawrence, Welwyn, Herts', and with inscription 'Not much chance of South Africa this year, it seems. G.B.H

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 15 Nov 1991

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GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW A 1p. a.l.s. by Shaw, to H.M. Tomlinson, undated [but 24th November 1921], complaining about the use of inverted commas: ' Why does the Nation persist in treating every newspaper title except its own as a Thief's alias? ... The Times is the "Times", which is ridiculous. How would

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 15 Nov 1991

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GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW A printed acknowledgement note signed by Shaw, to H.M. Tomlinson, dated 10 Adelphi Terrace, Feb. 2nd (?) 15, regarding the controversy surrounding his tract ' Common Sense About the War' , with a manuscript note: ' P.S. I am fully sensible of the danger of the way in which the

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 15 Nov 1991

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GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW A 1p. a.n.s. by Shaw to H.M. Tomlinson, dated Ayot St. Lawrence, 28th Jan. 1923: 'Very well. I cannot let the centenary pass without hammering a Hindenburg nail into the old man's effigy. I shall have three thousand words ready by the time you go to press

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 15 Nov 1991

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GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW A 1p. a.l.s. by Shaw, to H.M. Tomlinson, dated Ayot St. Lawrence, 13th March 1919, thanking him for praising his book: ' It will naturally please only you and a few other congenial souls like you. As for the rest, I shall, as usual, judge of the execution I have done by the

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 15 Nov 1991

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GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW A 1p. a.l.s. by Shaw to H.M. Tomlinson, dated Ayot St. Lawrence, 18/6/19: ' My special vindictiveness against S. arises from his being an operation monger. All his letters are only excuses for telling the public that operations are now quite safe and painless. Therefore it is a

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 15 Nov 1991

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LORD ALFRED TENNYSON (1809-1892)

LORD ALFRED TENNYSON (1809-1892) A sepia photograph of Tennyson by Julia Margaret Cameron, showing him head-and-shoulders, looking pensive, faded -- 9½ x 7½in

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 15 Nov 1991

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LE CORBUSIER (1887-1965)

LE CORBUSIER (1887-1965) A collection of letters documenting the relationship between Le Corbusier and Marguerite Tjader-Harris, altogether 63 items including 3 t.l.s., 20 a.l.s, 26 envelopes, one telegram, 10 postcards, invitations and notes and three photographs of the architect, the letters are

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 15 Nov 1991

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JOHN HASSALL, WALTER CRANE & OTHER ARTISTS

JOHN HASSALL, WALTER CRANE & OTHER ARTISTS A collection of thirty-nine a.l.s and inscriptions in one album, each autograph displayed with a cutting of the artists work, including those of Marcus Stone, Edward Poynter, Alfred Parsons, Bernard Partridge, J. MacWhirter, John Seymour Lucas, B.W. Leader

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 15 Nov 1991

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AUGUSTUS JOHN (1878-1961) & OTHERS

AUGUSTUS JOHN (1878-1961) & OTHERS A 2pp. a.l.s. by Augustus John dated Fryern Court, Fordingbridge, Hants, May 2nd, 1939, to his literary agent, M.S. Wilde, explaining that a bout of influenza has delayed the writing of his autobiography; he hopes to make progress with it before too long, and

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 15 Nov 1991

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DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI (1828-82)

DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI (1828-82) A collection of four letters, comprising three 1p. a.l.s. by Rossetti to C.F. Hayward, dated 16 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, Saturday, and Tuesday night, and Wednesday, and one 2pp. in response, dated 8 Adam St., November 9th, 1862, all concerning a proposed commission of

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 15 Nov 1991

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ERNEST HOWARD SHEPARD (1879-1976)

ERNEST HOWARD SHEPARD (1879-1976) A collection of eleven Christmas cards designed by E.H. Shepard, eight signed and inscribed, the majority as 'Kip'. (11

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 15 Nov 1991

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REX WHISTLER (1905-44); EDWIN LUTYENS (1869-1944)

REX WHISTLER (1905-44); EDWIN LUTYENS (1869-1944) A 2pp. a.l.s., by Rex Whistler, addressed 20 Fitzroy Street, W.1., to Mrs. Porcelli, with a pen and ink drawing at the head of the paper of a figure crouched over a desk covered in a sackcloth and burning embers, the verso with a diagram of where the

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 15 Nov 1991

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EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934)

EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934) A 1p. autograph transcript of the first three bars of the prologue to 'The Apostles' signed 'Edward Elgar, Malvern, Oct 4: 03., for A.T.G

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £250 - £300

Date: 15 Nov 1991

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GIACOMO PUCCINI (1858-1924)

GIACOMO PUCCINI (1858-1924) A machine print photograph of Puccini with his clipped signature below, all in common mount, 13 x 7½in

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 15 Nov 1991

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IGOR STRAVINSKY (1882-1971)

IGOR STRAVINSKY (1882-1971) An a.n.s. by Igor Stravisnky, consisting of an opening bar to a song, with the verse 'Oh Sis, Oh Bob, how splendid are your posies!' beneath, and with 'With Cordial thanks from I. F. Stravinsky, June 18, 1958

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 15 Nov 1991

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SERGEI PAVLOVICH DIAGHILEV (1872-1929)

SERGEI PAVLOVICH DIAGHILEV (1872-1929) A Comptoir National d'Escompte de Paris cheque , dated May 31 1929, made out to Igor Stravinsky by Diaghilev for ' one hundred pounds ' (severely torn along one fold

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 15 Nov 1991

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ARTHUR SULLIVAN, JOHN STAINER, FREDERICK A. GORE OUSLEY & OTHERS

ARTHUR SULLIVAN, JOHN STAINER, FREDERICK A. GORE OUSLEY & OTHERS A quantity of a.l.s and signed musical scores by various musicians including 3 a.l.s by Arthur Sullivan, one a 1p. a.l.s dated 47 Claberton Terrace, St. George's Road, S.W., 8th December 1868, to Borthwick thanking him for a cheque and

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 15 Nov 1991