Every day Sophie Dupre presents two items from her large stock of signed photographs, autograph letters, autographs for sale, royal memoralbilia and antiquarian manuscripts.
The photographs are presented with the catalogue descriptions.

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February 25

On this day in 1917 Anthony Burgess the author was born in Lancashire. He is best remembered for his classic 'A Clockwork Orange', the book on which Stanley Kubrick based his classic 1971 dystopian crime film. In 1892 J. M. Barrie's farcical comedy 'Walker London' premiered in London
BURGESS (Anthony, 1917-1993, Writer and Composer, Author of 'A Clockwork Orange')
Typed letter signed on an air letter form to Mr John Sullivan thanking him for his “kind words about my Malayan books, as also for the invitation to write something about GKC. Incidentally, I probably don’t have to apologise for this delay in replying. Your letter has been following me .... I honestly don’t think I’m in the position to write the sort of thing you want, though a good deal of it is in my head, especially the Chaucer and Dickens. This is a period of impending nervous breakdown through overwork, appropriate to my time of life, and I can’t even control an electric typewriter ... I can of course suggest other people, real scholars, who would do the job well, but you’ve probably enough candidates ... I do genuinely regret my uselessness ...”, 1 side oblong 4to., with original envelope, 10-D 670 West End Avenue, New York 10025, 8th October 1972
BARRIE (Sir James M., 1860-1937, Novelist & Dramatist, Writer of ‘Peter Pan’)
Fine Autograph Letter Signed in pencil to Miss May HARRISON (1890-1959, Violinist, performed with her three sisters) thanking her for keeping her “promise to write to me and if the violin urged you the more thanks to the violin. But alas I am abed under doctor’s orders and that may lead to my having to go somewhere for a bit ...” so he cannot make any arrangements but he wishes her “all happiness to you and the violin in your new home ...”, 1 side 8vo., with original autograph envelope, Adelphi Terrace House, 4th November 1931


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