Lot 398: Elgar (Edward, 1857-1934)



2015-09-09 13:53:48

Lot 398: Elgar (Edward, 1857-1934). Autograph letter signed 'Edward Elgar', Craeg Lea, Wells Road, Malvern, 22 August 1900, to Novello & Co., a brief note 'Enclosed I send Messrs Longmans full permission just recd.', 1 page on printed letterhead, 2 ink receipt stamps not affecting text, 1 page, 8vo. This letter refers to the copyright permission for the use of the libretto of 'The Dream of Gerontius'. This letter was written some weeks before the oratorio's first performance at the Birmingham festival in October 1900. (1) Dominic Winter's Printed Books and Maps Auction September 2015 Wednesday, 16th September 2015 Estimate: £200-300
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