Two Autograph Letters Signed (one with a drawing) and an Autograph Note Signed from the editor of 'Ballet' magazine Richard Buckle to Dr Erich Adolph Alport, with typed circular from Buckle and Typed Letter Signed to Alport from his secretary.

Richard Buckle [Christopher Richard Sandford Buckle; 'Dicky'] (1916-2001),dance critic and editor of 'Ballet' magazine [Dr Erich Adolph Alport (d.1972), art connoisseur and book collector]
Publication details: 
One from Overstrand [Norfolk]; 27 May 1950. The other four on letterheads of 'Ballet', 'Ballet and Opera' and 'Ballet Publications Ltd'. Between 1949 and 1950.
SKU: 12987

The five items in good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Item One: Autograph Letter Signed (with a crude drawing of Buckle sitting on a rope slung between the printed names of the two magazines). 1p., 4to. On Fleet Street letterhead of 'Ballet Publications Ltd.' Dated by Alport 14 February 1950. The letter concerns an article on the conductor Karl Rankl, and begins: 'Dear Erich | I have just spoken to Harewood [the Earl of Harewood, co-founder with Buckle of 'Opera' magazine]. He would like you to do it, but thinks the Rankl's [sic] friend had better have the job as they seem to have chosen him. What a pity! I was looking forward to your mellow cadences.' He 'adored being blown about at Brighton', and has 'returned full of youthful vigour but absolutely penniless'. Item Two: Autograph Letter Signed ('D'). 2pp., 4to. 'Overstrand, Saturday' [dated by Alport 27 May 1950]. 2pp., 4to. He begins: 'My dear Erich | Thank you so much for your nice letter. I hope indeed we shall often stay in lovelier and greater palazzi together, if not in wind-blown, flowery ditches.' It appears 'that the June number may well be the last. There is just one little plan, which occurred to me on the golf course this afternoon (Fore! Mr. Dorré!), but we shall see in the next few days what comes of it.' He has 'had luncheon with Ursula', who is 'just back from Teneriffe, and seems quite serene and buoyant'; and saw 'five tarry dead seagulls on the beach today, and one huge bird - a cormorant maybe', which brings forth a quotation from Milton. Item Three: Autograph Note Signed ('D.'). On Frith Street letterhead of 'Ballet' magazine. Undated. 1p., landscape 12mo. 'Dearest Erich | Do you want to stay the night on Thursday? Let me know. | Love | D.' Item Four: Typed Circular Signed by Buckle ('Richard Buckle'). On Fleet Street letterhead of 'Ballet and Opera'; February 1949. The first paragraph reads: 'People are always complaining to me - verbally and by post from all over the world - that they can never get BALLET and OPERA. (I must say I was always too lazy to take out an annual subscription to anything until I had a secretary of my own.) Now, thank goodness, there is a little more paper to be had, and we can print a few more copies every month.' Item Five: Typed Letter Signed by 'K. P. Newman | Secretary'. On Frith Street letterhead of 'Ballet' magazine; 31 May 1946. 1p., 4to. Regarding the renewal of his subscription.