2 ALsS, 4 letters signed, & 1 autograph lettercard signed, 18pp, 1897-1916. To various correspondents.


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2 autograph letters signed, 4 letters signed, & 1 autograph lettercard signed, 18pp, 8vo & 12mo, on letterhead of The Daily News, London; 45 Mecklenburg Square; and elsewhere, 3 August 1897 to 1 February 1916. To various correspondents, including Murray (3 -- "Mr. Cook will be glad to see you here any afternoon. . . . I have explained your project . . . as well as I can & I think he is favourably inclined to it. . . .''; "I will send you on the copy of 'St. John' with pleasure tomorrow. In a day or two you will receive an advance copy of 'The Island' which is to be published on Oct. 10th. I have revised it throughout and written two new chapters; -- those called 'The Soiree of Nations', and 'The Light of the Age.' The drift of them, as you will see, is an estimate of the French literary movement which has led to the present failure of national justice in the Dreyfus case -- for the failure is national. . . .''; and "I am very grateful for your generous words of encouragement about the one book, & for what you tell me of Christie's about the other. These things are with me such rare ventures that I feel all sorts of trepadations[sic] about them. . . . It is the tendency to self-doubt that is so tormenting, the feeling that one has pocketed the ball more by a kind of fluke stroke, & one cannot rely on one's power to repeat the coup.''); Mrs. Myall ("Thank you so much for your father's book. I have read it again with much interest. . . . I could not help thinking as I read it that it was a sort of indictment of much of the popular journalism of the day. All those articles were written for the most popular of journals, their appeal was to the great multitude. . . .'); Mr. Vickers (2 -- "It is very kind of you to write to me in that appreciative way of the costermonger Articles -- It is not the first letter of the kind that I have received but it adds to the weight of evidence that I need to convince one that there was more in those Articles than has hitherto met the eye of the writer of them. . . . You are very good too, to write so appreciatively about the new book. . . .''; and "My mere author's vanity is quite enough to make me concerned for your want of an accessible copy of my old 'Sprouts' articles. So, I am sending you one to look at and return at your early convenience, as it is the only one of the kind that I have.''); and, to an unidentified gentleman ("Thank you for your circular in regard to the 'Society for the Production of Plays.' I would gladly attend your meeting . . . but the subject is one so wholly foreign to my experience that I feel I could not take part in your deliberations to any useful purpose.''). Worn and a little soiled; some splitting at folds, else good. (Item ID: 5327)

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