Lot 421: Wells H. G.

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Lot 421: Wells H. G.: (1866-1946) English Writer Of Science Fiction Novels. T.L.S., H. G. Wells, One Page, 4To, Easton Glebe, Dunmow, 21St December 1918, To [George Horace Lorimer] The Editor Of The Saturday Evening Post. Wells Writes, In Full, 'In An Article I Contributed To The Saturday Evening Post Upon The League Of Nations Some Weeks Ago, I Contrasted What I Called The €Œweak†League With The €Œstrong†League Project, And Cited The Well-Known Marburg Scheme As The Type Of The Former. I Said That; €Œgermany Undefeated And Unregenerate Will For Instance Be Admitted To Such A League On The Expression Of A Few Pious Sentimentsâ€. In Saying This I Gather I Exaggerated The Weakness Of The Weak League Proposal, And Doctor Marburg Writes To Me And Makes It Abundantly Clear That From The Outset Of The War, He And The American League To Enforce Peace Have Been Firm In Their Insistence Upon The Regeneration Of Germany As A Preliminary To Any World League. May I Make Amends To Him Therefore By This Acknowledgement In Your Columns?' With A Brief Pencil Annotation At The Head Of The Page And A Couple Of Minor Corner Creases, Otherwise Vg George Horace Lorimer (1867-1937) American Journalist And Author, Editor Of The Saturday Evening Post 1899-1937. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £150 - 200
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