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LEWIS-42441-1.jpg MANUSCRIPT POEM SIGNED BY C. S. LEWIS
LEWIS (C. S., 1898-1963, Writer & Scholar, Author of ‘The Screwtape Letters’)

Autograph Fair Copy with one correction of his poem “Vowels and Siren” with one variation from the printed version, the poem starts “Chosen to seduce you, / Those dove-like vowels, / DeurokudosOdusseus. / Opening the bay, his prow. Appeared. The air rang with / Sirens’ voices. / The hero, bound, in anguish / Tried to retract his choice...”, however the third verse has a different last line and runs “No word of solace / For a lover’s longing / They breathed. Of vanished knowledge / Was their intemperate song...”, whereas the published version has the word “interrupted”, he has also corrected the first word of the next verse but otherwise the last three verses are the same as the printed version, 1 side A4, Magdalen College, Oxford, no date but circa

Item Date:  1950
Stock No:  42441      £19500

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LOUIS-PHILIPPE-I-42419-1.jpg LOUIS PHILIPPE SENDS CONDOLENCES TO FRANCIS I ON THE DEATH OF HIS FATHER KING FERDINAND I
LOUIS PHILIPPE I (D’Orleans, 1773-1850, King of the French from 1830-1848, the July Monarchy)

Fine Letter Signed, in French with translation, as Duke of Orleans, with autograph subscription, to “His Majesty, the King of the Two Sicilies and Naples” saying that the “Prince of Castelcicala gave me the letter that Your Majesty did me the honour of writing to me on January 5th. I can only respond by expressing my deep sorrow for the overwhelming loss we have made of the late King Your August Father. Very grateful for the kindness with which Your Majesty is willing to announce this fatal event to me and for all the affection that He deigns to show me, I beg Him to accept my respectful congratulations on his accession to the Throne, as well as the tribute of my respect, my unwavering attachment and my wishes for the prosperity of his Reign. Sire, I am the very humble and very obedient Servant and Brother-in-law of Your Majesty...”, 2 sides 4to., with original autograph envelope with seal, Paris, 11th February

Item Date:  1825
Stock No:  42419      £775

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