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SACKVILLE-WEST-41318-1.jpg VITA SACKVILLE-WEST WRITING ABOUT HORTICULTURE
SACKVILLE WEST (Vita, 1892-1962, Poet & Novelist)

Fine Typed Letter Signed "V. Sackville-West" to Mrs Mincoff saying that "As you will probably have seen in last Sunday's Observer I wrote an article dealing with your particular problem, and I hope that this may prove of use to you. I am afraid Irises would not do in the shade as they require full sun. The same would apply to most lilies. The jasmine would do well on the wall. How exciting for you to have grown the Madonna lily so successfully in Sofia. I am so glad that Harold Nicolson was able to get your investments released ...", 1 side 8vo., Sissinghurst Castle headed paper, 21st August

Item Date:  1951
Stock No:  41318      £675

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SALISBURY (Frank Owen, 1874-1962, Artist)

Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Wood saying that he "did not see you again yesterday afternoon as at the last I had to rush off to catch my train. I therefore take this opportunity of thanking you for your kind hospitality. I quite enjoyed my little visit to your house ...", with an autograph note by a collector "Exhibited Portrait No. 616 of Mussolini R. Academy 1935. See my Catalogue", 1 side A4, The Red Gables, Harpenden, Herts headed paper, 23rd October

Item Date:  1908
Stock No:  41272      £75

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SALMOND (Sir John Maitland, 1881-1968, Marshal of the Royal Air Force)

Fine Signature and "Marshal of the RAF" with the date on a piece of lined paper, 5" x 3", no place, June

Item Date:  1947
Stock No:  41323      £25

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SASSOON-41315-1.jpg "I AM LONGING FOR THE DAY WHEN I AM NO LONGER A SUCCESS AND CAN GET ON WITH MY WRITING IN PEACE!"
SASSOON (Siegfried L., 1886-1967, Poet)

Fine Autograph Letter, unusually signed in full "Siegfried Sassoon" to Mr FABES (Gilbert, 1894-1973, Bookseller), saying that he is "very glad to inscribe a copy of my book for anyone who is a friend of Lady Ottoline Morrell. I enclose a slip for your copy of the other one, as I am very much oppressed by my correspondence at present. In fact I am longing for the day when I am no longer a success and can get on with my writing in peace! At the age of 44 the wine of popularity does not cause the same intoxication as it might have done ten years earlier ...", under the signature he has written "(a very much overworked signature. I shall buy a rubber stamp & a typewriter soon ...", 1 side 8vo., Wilsford Manor, nr Salisbury, Wilts headed paper, 12th October

Item Date:  1930
Stock No:  41315      £475

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SASSOON-41316-1.jpg "THE WILFRED BLUNT CHAPTER IS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS I'VE DONE"
SASSOON (Siegfried L., 1886-1967, Poet)

Fine Autograph Letter, unusually signed in full "Siegfried Sassoon" to Sir Ronald STORRS (Sir Ronald, 1881-1955, Orientalist, Governor of Jerusalem), saying that his "postcard adds to my satisfaction about the
wonderful reception 'The Journey' is having from those for whose enjoyment it was written. To provide civilised mental relief from the oppression of things as they are now - that was my purpose. I can only bow my grateful acknowledgements to the audience! At present I am laid low with a very bad attack of bronchial flu, so am not able to be in London for some time. Perhaps in February I may be able to arrange a meeting, which would be a great pleasure. When in town I frequent the Reform, so it should be easy ...", with a postscript that he thinks "the Wilfred Blunt chapter is on of the best things I've done ...", 1 side 8vo., Heytesbury House, Wiltshire headed paper, 4th January


Item Date:  1946
Stock No:  41316      £550

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