Lot 696: Authors

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2015-11-30 14:52:19

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Lot 696: Collection of eleven items, each signed by a writer, including:Hardcover German translation of The Autobiography of the Wandering Jew, signed and inscribed on the first free end page in ballpoint by poet, writer, and pro-Nazi propagandist George Sylvester Viereck, "For Harold Keith Thompson, Descendant of Field-Marshal Keith—with affectionate regards of George Sylvester Viereck, 1952."Hardcover limited edition volume from the Bonchurch edition of the works of Algernon Swinburne, signed and inscribed on the first free end page in ballpoint by Viereck, "For Keith, from George Sylvester Viereck, 1952. This is the best of Swinburne. I have marked in pencil the poems and the purple passages I like best."Hardcover edition of A Trial on Trial, signed and inscribed on the first free end page in ballpoint, "George Sylvester Viereck, DC Jail, 1947" and "To Keith Thompson, With compliments of the author, Lawrence Dennis"; later signed and inscribed by the original recipient to right-wing revisionist historian Keith Stimely, "To Keith Stimely—This unique association copy once owned by my old friends, George Sylvester Viereck and Lawrence Dennis, now both deceased as I will soon be also. H. Keith Thompson, Jan. 31, 1984," and signed on the front pastedown, "Keith Stimely."Leatherbound personal diary of Edwina Viereck, a noted actress in Berlin and Vienna, containing approximately one hundred handwritten pages in German describing her life in Europe.Seven items signed by the once well-known erotic poetess Marie Madeleine, Baroness von Puttkammer, including: a postcard photo signed and inscribed on the reverse in pencil; a typescript of the poem "Eldorado," signed in pencil by Marie Madeleine, "M. M.," and in ballpoint by Viereck, "From Marie Madeleine, after a visit to the Eldorado, a 'gay' joint in Berlin. G. S. Viereck"; three ALSs; and two TLSs.In overall very good to fine condition. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 466 Wednesday, 9th December 2015 Estimate: $200-400
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