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AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION A collection of six autograph letters a...

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Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800
ca. US$1,963 - US$2,945
Price realised:  £8,125
ca. US$13,294
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AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION. A collection of six autograph letters and manuscripts by 19th and 20th Century British authors, comprising
AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION. A collection of six autograph letters and manuscripts by 19th and 20th Century British authors, comprising: Sir Arthur Conan DOYLE. Autograph manuscript signed of his autobiographical family sketch, 'Three of them About naughtiness & frogs & historical pictures', Crowborough, n.d., in black and red ink on 13 pages, 4to , on light-weight paper (some minor tears and paper-clip stains); [ and ] a letter written on Doyle's behalf by his secretary, Alfred Wood, n.d., 'I authorise you to state that I am not a Roman Catholic', one page, 8vo ; [ with ] an autograph manuscript by Anthony Hope HAWKINS, 'River and Ring', n.d., 8 pages, 4to , in a portfolio, and autograph letters signed by Frederick William ROLFE ("Baron Corvo"), 5 May 1905, referring to a letter from Colonel Thomas 'giving me 48 hours notice of his intention to arrest me & threatening me with those two priests', one page, large 4to , and W.E. Henley (1891), and a brief autograph poem by George Moore 1902, in French. (6)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including the Works of Charles Dickens
Date of the auction: 1 Jun 2009
Address: Christie's
1 June 2009, London, South Kensington