A Book of Modern Verse, published March 1895]. What with my handwriting and your correcting my verses will be unspeakably wrong unless you send me a proof. I have definitely decided to give M. [Elkin Mathews] my book [his Poems, issued by Mathews and Copeland & Day in 1895]. In haste..." Provenance: James Gilvarry (sale, Christie's New York, 7 February 1986, lot 351); Autograph letter signed to his future publisher Elkin Mathews, [London], 8 August 1891, one page, 8vo, with integral blank leaf (small tape stain), with original stamped envelope addressed by Johnson: "I am so terribly busy, clearing off my work before I leave town next week, that I cannot absolutely be sure of having leisure to come to you on S. Izaak's day...I will come, if I possibly can..." Some of the best of Johnson's early poems were included in The Book [and The Second Book] of the Rhymers' Club, issued by Mathews in 1892 and 1894. Letters of Johnson are rare. (2) " /> JOHNSON, LIONEL. Autograph postcard signed TO WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS, [London], 1 September 1894, <I>one page, oblong 16mo, addressed on verso by Johnson</I>: "I go away in a few days, till October: can you let me have Miss [Dora] Sigerson [later the wife of Clement Shorter] and Mrs. [Henry A.] Hinkson back? I am miserable if I don't leave all my books behind me in their proper places: at present, I have all but five. When do you get proofs? [Probably referring to Yeats's anthology <I>A Book of Modern Verse</I>, published March 1895]. What with my handwriting and your correcting my verses will be unspeakably wrong unless you send me a proof. I have definitely decided to give M. [Elkin Mathews] my book [his <I>Poems</I>, issued by Mathews and Copeland & Day in 1895]. In haste..." <I>Provenance</I>: James Gilvarry (sale, Christie's New York, 7 February 1986, lot 351); Autograph letter signed to his future publisher Elkin Mathews, [London], 8 August 1891, <I>one page, 8vo, with integral blank leaf (small tape stain), with original stamped envelope addressed by Johnson</I>: "I am so terribly busy, clearing off my work before I leave town next week, that I cannot absolutely be sure of having leisure to come to you on S. Izaak's day...I will come, if I possibly can..." Some of the best of Johnson's early poems were included in <I>The Book</I> [and <I>The Second Book</I>] <I>of the Rhymers' Club</I>, issued by Mathews in 1892 and 1894. Letters of Johnson are rare. (2) | Christie's