Autograph letter signed, 3pp, 29 October 1904[?]. To an unidentified author.

RHYS, ERNEST

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Literary autograph letter signed, 3pp, 8vo, on grey printed letterhead of Derwen, Hermitage Lane End, West Hampstead, London, 29 October 1904[?]. To an unidentified author, apologizing for taking so long to respond and discussing a projected endeavor: "I thank you for the Putnam suggestion, though I have not, owing to press of autumn work, been able to act upon it. . . . [A]s to the Rabelais. . . . [F]or the treatment, I should be very glad to follow your lines, but must leave myself some liberty to diverge if the subject, as I go on, demands it. Indeed I should like, because of the extreme interest of the medical aspects of Rabelais, to ask a fellow-writer, a doctor, who is well up in medieval & French medicine . . . to collaborate. . . . I would be responsible for the literary quality & critical efficiency of the whole. The index too should be my affair. . . ." Some minor faint staining; hinges from prior mounting on blank verso; else very good.

Ernest Percival Rhys (1859-1946); English writer (of essays, stories, poetry, novels and plays), best remembered for his role as founding editor of the Everyman's Library series of affordable classics. (Item ID: 20046)



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