Composer. Autograph note signed to an unidentified recipient, London, n.d., 1 page, an oblong, Grenville Place stationery, formerly tipped to another sheet, a frantic plea: "Please send selections at once!! O you!!! O!!!" Together 2 items. " /> [GILBERT & SULLIVAN]. GILBERT, WILLIAM S., <I>Playwright, librettist</I>. Autograph letter signed to Blanche Reine, London, 22 August 1878, <I>2 pages, 8vo, on pages 1 and 4 of a four-page sheet of personal stationery, fold separations crudely mended with tape from verso</I>, a quarrel over a title: "I am extremely sorry that the name of my piece clashes with that of one in which you are interested, but it is unfortunately out of my power to make the alteration you propose, for the simple reason that there is already in existence a published play called 'Marguerite.' You will forgive me if I suggest that it is at least as easy for you to change the name of your piece as it would be for me to change the name of mine..." -- ARTHUR SULLIVAN, <I>Composer</I>. Autograph note signed to an unidentified recipient, London, n.d., <I>1 page, an oblong, Grenville Place stationery, formerly tipped to another sheet</I>, a frantic plea: "<I>Please</I> send selections at once!! O you!!! O!!!" <I>Together 2 items</I>. | Christie's