30 pages, 8vo, written in ink on rectos only of lined sheets removed at top from a spiral-bound notebook, a working draft with extensive revisions, cloth slipcase, inscribed by Plomer on a folder containing the manuscript: "Rough MS draft of an essay by William Plomer, Forster as a Friend, which appeared in Aspects of E.M. Forster, edited by Oliver Stallybrass, and published by Edward Arnold Ltd., to mark Forster's ninetieth birthday, in 1969." An interesting manuscript by Plomer, South African poet and novelist, recounting his thirty-year friendship with Forster; it begins: "When I returned to England in 1929 many kindnesses were done to me by Leonard and Virginia Woolf, and it was they who introduced me to Morgan Forster. I was then twenty-five, and until this moment, when I have been doing a little mental arithmetic, it has never occurred to me that Forster was then twice my age -- a lead he has not managed to maintain..." " /> [FORSTER, E.M.]. PLOMER, WILLIAM. Autograph manuscript signed of the essay "Forster as a Friend." N.p. [1969]. <I>30 pages, 8vo, written in ink on rectos only of lined sheets removed at top from a spiral-bound notebook, a working draft with extensive revisions, cloth slipcase</I>, inscribed by Plomer on a folder containing the manuscript: "Rough MS draft of an essay by William Plomer, <I>Forster as a Friend</I>, which appeared in <I>Aspects of E.M. Forster</I>, edited by Oliver Stallybrass, and published by Edward Arnold Ltd., to mark Forster's ninetieth birthday, in 1969." An interesting manuscript by Plomer, South African poet and novelist, recounting his thirty-year friendship with Forster; it begins: "When I returned to England in 1929 many kindnesses were done to me by Leonard and Virginia Woolf, and it was they who introduced me to Morgan Forster. I was then twenty-five, and until this moment, when I have been doing a little mental arithmetic, it has never occurred to me that Forster was then twice my age -- a lead he has not managed to maintain..." | Christie's