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BARRIE (Sir James M., 1860-1937, Novelist & Dramatist, Writer of ‘Peter Pan’)

Exceptional Autograph letter signed, to Sir Edwin LUTYENS (1869-1944, Architect, probably best known for designing the Cenotaph) saying that “the ‘cenotaph’ crows in beauty as one steals down alone o’nights to look at it, which becomes my habit, I stand cogitating why and how it is so noble a thing. It is how the war has moved you and lifted you above yourself. I think it was Milton who described poetry as ‘thoughts that voluntarily move harmonious numbers’. This is a harmonious number and I feel proud of it and you..”, 2 sides 8vo., 2 Robert Street, Adelphi, WC2, 6th August

Item Date:  1919
Stock No:  41786      £1475

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CANTOR (Eddie, 1892-1964, American Vaudeville Entertainer)

Fine Signature and “all good wishes” on a piece of headed notepaper from The Dorchester Hotel, 1 side 8vo., Park Lane, London, no date

Item Date:  0
Stock No:  41849      £75

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CARUSO (Enrico, 1873-1921, Italian Operatic Tenor)

Fine postcard photo by Rudolf Dührkoop signed showing him half length, full face, 5½” x 3½”, no place, but Berlin, no date, circa

Item Date:  1914
Stock No:  41831      £375

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CASSON (Sir Hugh, 1910-1999, Architect and Artist, President of the Royal Academy)

Fine Illustrated Autograph letter signed to Mrs Stewart thanking her “& Michael so much for dinner last night. I so much enjoyed it... Hope we meet in London in the Summer...” with a sketch at the bottom of a vehicle with figures riding on the roof and on the sides, British Embassy, Ankara headed paper, no date

Item Date:  0
Stock No:  41863      £145

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CHAMBERLAIN (Joseph, 1836-1914, M.P. for Birmingham, from 1891 Leader of the Liberal Unionists, Secretary for the Colonies 1895-1903)

Fine Letter Signed to Mr BELLOWS (John Thomas, 1831-1902, Polymath, Printer and Lexicographer) posaying that “it may please you to know that in the final arrangements there will be no licences to sell liquor either to whites or to blacks in Khama’s country. There is one existing. licence in Bathoen’s reserve, but that will be extinguished. White men residing in the country, & desiring alcoholic liquors, will have to apply for and obtain a permit to import sufficient for their personal use, but if they abuse this privilege, or part with any liquor so obtained to natives, the permit will at once be taken away...”, 2 sides 8vo., 40 Prince’s Gardens headed paper, 23rd November together with Bellow’s Autograph reply, saying that he is very “grateful... as I am sure everyone will be who has felt an interest in the Bechuana Chiefs, for the care and judgement with which those that brought their matter to a settlement honorable to England and laying a firm foundation stone for the Empire in Africa...”, 1 side 8vo.,

Item Date:  1895
Stock No:  41848      £575

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