Lot 481: Poet Laureates



2015-07-10 15:42:41

Lot 481: Poet Laureates: Alfred Austin (1835-1913) English Poet Laureate 1896-1913. A.L.S., Alfred Austin, Two Pages, 8Vo, Ashford, Kent, 24Th January 1900, To Mrs. Lesage. Austin Sends His Correspondent A Gift (No Longer Present) In Thanks For €˜The Interest You Have Been So Good As To Show In The Publication Of €Œto Arms!€€™ And Continues €˜I Did Not Fail To See, & To Be Gratified, By The Generous Paragraph That Appeared Yesterday In €Œthe Daily Telegraphâ€Â€™. With Blank Integral Leaf; John Masefield (1878-1967) English Poet Laureate 1930-67. A.L.S., John Masefield, Two Pages, Oblong 8Vo, Abingdon, N.D. (8Th September 1964), To Mrs. Harris. Masefield Thanks His Correspondent For Their Letter And Informs Her €˜Writing Must Always Be To Some Extent A Matter Of Practice, Based On A Study Of All Good Practice’ And Continues €˜Please, When I Come On Wednesday For Some Fruit, I Will Bring A Book Or Two That Might Help A Little, Showing A Few Good Examples. The Main Difficulty Is To Say Just Enough Of The Right Thing.€™ Accompanied By The Original Envelope Hand Addressed By Masefield; Cecil Day-Lewis (1904-1972) English Poet Laureate 1968-72. A.L.S., C. Day Lewis, Two Pages, 8Vo, Greenwich, 1St December 1961, To Mr. Gielgud. Day-Lewis Thanks His Correspondent For Their Letter And Remarks €™I Hope You Won’T Think Me Churlish In Refusing Your Invitation; But I’M Just Coming Up For Air After Reading Thousands Of Poems For The Guardian Awards & Very Shortly I Shall Be Involved In Judging For The Hawthornden Prize. And That’S All The Judging I Can Manage Without Going Out Of My Mind.€™ Vg, 3 International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £100 - 150
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