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WAIN (Louis, 1860-1939, Artist famed for his Comic drawings of Cats)

Fine pair of Autograph Letters signed to Peter KEARY (Editor of TitBits, 1884 till 1890) the first asking him "Please don't forget the Article for my 'Annuals'. By the bye I am sending tonight to Mr Everett an article on Canada which may interest you ... The facts were given by a Canadian farmer who is an old friend of mine and are worse than I have painted them ...", the second thanks him for the manuscript "it is quite unconventional and out of the ruck if you don' t mind me saying, & just what I strive for for my 'Annual' ...I am writing a bit of imaginative fancy myself for the 'Annual' and & hope to make the whole thing quite out of the way. I touch politics in a very satirical manner too in some drawings, But it is only the upper classes who are satirical in our days. The mass of the people take umbrage at anything which hits them ...", each 2 sides 8vo., Bendigo, Westgate on Sea, 26th August and 1st September

Item Date:  1907
Stock No:  39647      £575

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WILDING (Michael, 1912-1979, Actor)

Fine signature and inscription "To Barbara" on an album leaf, 5½" x 4", no place, no date

Item Date:  0
Stock No:  39621      £30

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WILLIAM FREDERICK (2nd Duke of Gloucester, 1776-1834, Field Marshal, great-grandson of King George II and nephew and son-in-law of King George III)

Fine Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Lord', hastening to "return your Lordship my warmest thanks for your obliging letter and for the very valuable Work you have had the goodness to send me, which on every account must be truly gratifying to me to possess. I sensibly feel your kind attention in recollecting my wish to have the collection of private political correspondence, the originals of which you permitted me to read at Stowe, & in offering to you my best acknowledgements for these very interesting Papers I must request that your Lordship will retain them as long as Dr O'Conor remains that they can be useful to him in his present laborious undertaking ...", 2 sides 8vo., Gloucester House, 26th April

Item Date:  1811
Stock No:  39617      £65

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WODEHOUSE (Sir P. G., 1881-1975, Novelist, Creator of 'Jeeves')

Fine typed Letter Signed to Mr Lathbury saying he is "sending your letter on to Grimsdick of Jenkins and hope he will immedately start work on the bedside book. I have got a new one called Something Fishy coming out at the end of November. I think it's goo. Meanwhile, I am trying to think up another plot - with no success whatsoever so far! ...", 1 side 4to., Remsenburg, Long Island, 18th September

Item Date:  1956
Stock No:  39635      £425

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