Sophie Dupré - Recent Acquisitions

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SAYERS (Dorothy L., 1893-1957, Detective Novelist, Creator of 'Lord Peter Wimsey')

Collection of three Typed Letters signed and an annotated letter to her, to John Cruesmann of Penguin Books concerning his "request for a list of V.I.P.'s to receive complimentary copies of the Inferno. I have made out a list, but am very busy writing little notes to go into certain copies ... Where I have provided no personal note, the books can just go with the Publisher's or Author's compliments, as you prefer. I have included ... persons of importance, of in positions where they can introduce the book to educational circles, etc., ... persons who have given me valuable assistance ... who are entitled to a copy on that account ... do not forget to send a proper number ... to the artist Mr C. W. Scott-Giles ..." and she then asks for "3 dozen copies at Author's price ..." and mentions a couple of newspapers that should have them, 1 side 4to., 31st October, the next letter says that she had forgotten "to raise the question of copies of the Inferno for the Italian Press. Publications like Studi Danteschi should certainly have them. I am writing to an Italian friend who is in close touch with the present-day journalistic world in Italy ...", 1 side oblong 8vo., 2nd November and the final letter saying that she has "now received from my Italian friend the promised list of V.I.P's in Italy and elsewhere who ought to be sent copies ... i have already dealt personally with the Ambassador, whom I met at Cambridge ...", 1 side oblong 8vo., 28th November, together with the letter that she mentionsfrom her friend Signor Ruggero ORLANDO (1907-1994, Italian Journalist and Politician) who says that he thinks "her performances in Italian were very good, and everybody in the section was interested. I actually saw some of those people who work there, and also write for some Italian newspaper, going through the script in order to pinch news and views. There will be no doubt much interest in Italy about the new translation of Dante ..." he goes on to give advice about forms of address in Italy and making suggestions of people who should be sent copies, the letters as been annotated, possibly by DLS, 2 sides folio, Belsize Park, 26th November, all from 24 Newland Street, Witham, Essex on headed paper, all

Item Date:  1949
Stock No:  38958      £1475

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SCHUMANN (Clara, née Wieck, 1819-1896, German Pianist & Composer)

Autograph Letter Signed, in German with Translation, to an unnamed correspondent, asking him to "get my husband's songs in an études booklet. Would you be so kind? And would you also be kind enough to send me the same and also further notes? If they are sent before 11 o'clock in the morning, I'll be at home and could both have the note ready and send you back the other borrowed booklets ...", 2 sides 8vo., 304 Regent Street, 30th March some damage to the top edge of the second leaf not effecting the text

Item Date:  1869
Stock No:  40895      £425

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SHAW (George Bernard, 1856-1950, Dramatist & Critic)

Fine unsigned original photo signed in ink on the mount by the photographer with an autograph note in pencil on the verso, from the photographer sending "compliments of the seat ...", the striking image shows him head and shoulders, full face, looking at the camera, 6" x 4¼" in mount 7" x 5", Malvern, August, no year

Item Date:  0
Stock No:  40887      £275

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SOUSA (John Philip, 1854-1932, American Composer)

Fine postcard photo by J. Beagles, signed and dated  with an autograph musical quotation  from "Hands across the Sea", showing him three quarters length in his dress coat with embroidered collar and cuffs, 5½" x 3½", no place,

Item Date:  1903
Stock No:  26494      £575

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