Autograph Letter Signed ('A Lang') to unnamed male correspondent.

Andrew Lang (1844-1912), Scottish man of letters
Publication details: 
15 December [no year, but after 1906]; on letterhead of Alleyne House, St. Andrews, Scotland.
SKU: 6122

12mo: 3 pp. Bifolium. 27 lines, written in a shaky hand. On creased, discoloured paper, and with some damage to the second leaf caused by careless removal from mount. Two irregularly-shaped closed tears on the second leaf, one to the left of the signature, have been neatly repaired on the reverse with archival tape. He is glad that his correspondent likes 'our Odyssey: the Iliad is less attractive. [...] I dare not remember all my books, but will ask Messrs Longman to send a list of what they possess. All are very unpopular.' He doesn't write in 'T. P.', but mentions 'an essay on Homer' in his 'Essays in Little'. '[...] and, by the way "Homer and His Age" [1906], is, I think, proof of the One Poet, not the crowd postulated by Jebb [Sir Richard Claverhouse Jebb, 1841-1905] & Co.'