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    Sale 5822

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including the Works of Charles Dickens

    1 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 20

    AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION. A collection of six autograph letters and manuscripts by 19th and 20th Century British authors, comprising:

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    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)


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