Sophie Dupré - Recent Acquisitions

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DU MAURIER (Dame Daphne, 1907-1989, Novelist)

Typed Letter Signed 'Daphne du Maurier' to 'Dear Mr Huggett' thanking him for his letter and apologising if he didn't get a reply from her a couple of years earlier but "it could have been that I was away from home ... having no secretary letters do get overlooked at these times, and I fear this is what must have happened then. To make amends I answer this at once! I am so glad you enjoy reading my books, but I am afraid I have nothing in manuscript that I could send you. I hold all manuscripts in trust either for my family, when I am dead, or for a museum, such as the Royal Institute of Cornwall, where students, if they so desired, could study m.s.s. in their original form. I am so sorry to disappoint you, Meanwhile, please go on collecting the books! ...", 1 side 8vo., with original typed envelope, Kilmarth, Par, Cornwall headed paper, 13th November

Item Date:  1973
Stock No:  39576      £475

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FOWLES (John, 1926-2005, Novelist, Author of 'The Magus')

Autograph Note Signed to an unnamed correspondent on the back of a coloured postcard of a Samuel Palmer painting, saying he is "very sorry, but I don't send out signed photographs - I regard my books as my photographs! ..." 6" x 4", no place,

Item Date:  2001
Stock No:  39594      £325

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FOWLES (John, 1926-2005, Novelist, Author of 'The Magus')

Signature with inscription to Peter Vogel "with best wishes", on a postcard 5½" x 3½", no place, no date

Item Date:  0
Stock No:  39595      £125

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HUXLEY (Aldous, 1894-1963, Novelist)

Fine Typed Letter Signed 'Aldous' to 'Dear John' saying he has "returned from France and found your letters of June 13th and 23rd, together with that article. I have never heard of 'Liberation' before, and the whole thing doesn't seem to me worth while following up. Concerning your question about the Hungarian meeting, at Denison Hall ... It was organised at forty-eight hours notice by George Mikes, Zoltan Szabo and myself, and was overcrowded. Judith Karolyi, the daughter of Michael Karolyi, was in the Chair, and the speakers were she, Jack Priestley, Henry Green, George Mikes and Professor Seton Watson. I know of no meeting in Birmingham ...", 1 side 4to., Log Barn, Weald, Kent, 23rd July

Item Date:  1957
Stock No:  39569      £325

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INNES (Hammond, b. 1913, Author of Adventure Novels)

Fine Typed Letter Signed to Peter HAINING (1940-2007,Journalist, Author and Anthologist) thanking him for his letter "with your suggestion and so much back-up detail, including the Sherlock Holmes Scrapbook. This last I have not read, only looked through, but even at a glance it looks marvellously intriguing and extremely well produced. Yes ... for the great pleasure he gave me as a kid, I would be very happy to do the introduction to THE RIDER HAGGARD SCRAPBOOK. As you surmise, I am pressed at the moment, but then I am always pressed for one reason or another. I suggest you let me know in due course your deadline .. I will meet it .. I shall undoubtedly need some sort of a list of what you are including ... As you appear to live within virtually a stone's throw of us I suggest we have a brief meeting...", 1½ side 8vo., (together with the carbon copies of Haining's letters to Innes,),4 sides A4, Ayres End, Kersey, Suffolk, 22nd May

Item Date:  1978
Stock No:  39583      £125

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