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ARMSTRONG (Anthony [Willis], 1897-1976, Author & Playwright)

Fine signature and date, 2nd July

Item Date:  1942
Stock No:  6772      £10

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ARMSTRONG (Martin Donisthorpe, 1882-1974, Writer and Editor)

Autograph Letter Signed to 'Roughie', William Nicol Roughead, (publisher and editor) saying he regards it "as a sacred duty ... to do my best to reduce the alarming accumulation of booze in your cupboard", but "when the blessed opportunity will arise I cannot say, but ... I will give you good notice", the fact that Roughead is well "means, I presume, that there is purl on the water & the fish on the feed", sadly he must forgo "the Saintsbury Dinner", named after the critic George Saintsbury, 1845-1933, "the laws of hospitality forbid", 2 sides 8vo., Farrs, Sutton, near Pulborough, Sussex, 11th October

Item Date:  1948
Stock No:  15245      £15

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ARNOLD (Matthew, 1822-1888, Poet)

Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Dunn telling him that “the Dean of Canterbury called my attention to Mr Bayne’s article, and after reading it I said to him pretty much what I have said to you. Probably the vehement praise of Mr Swinburne, whom I do not know and which astonished me as much as any one, made critics look out for signs, in my writings, of a crusade against religion. Such a crusade I have never had any wish for, though no one feels more strongly than I do how much which to the mass of our religionists seems certain and stable in the popular religion, is in fact transitory and precarious...”, 2 sides 8vo., The Athenaeum Club headed paper, 15th November

Item Date:  1867
Stock No:  42077      £775

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ARNOLD (Matthew, 1822-1888, Poet)

Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Macmillan thanking her for her invitation which he accepts "with great pleasure, but I have quarters near the Club where I will return to sleep, thank you for your hospitable offer all the same ...", 1 side 8vo., Pains Hill Cottage, Cobham, 25th April no year, circa

Item Date:  1885
Stock No:  40097      £575

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ARNOLD (Matthew, 1822-1888, Poet)

Autograph Letter Signed to the Dean of ELY (Rev. Charles MERIVALE, 1808-1893, Historian and Churchman) telling him that "The 'French Eton' was published in Macmillan's Magazine, but Macmillan reprinted it at a cheap rate, I think 2/6, and I do not think it is, like my book on Foreign Schools & Universities, out of print ...", 1 side 8vo., Education Department, Whitehall headed paper, Harrow, 2nd October

Item Date:  1872
Stock No:  40142      £550

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