[ Michael Arlen, English author of Armenian extraction. ] Autograph Signature ('Michael Arlen') on note to the author Sewell Stokes.

Michael Arlen [ born Dikran Kouyoumdjian ] (1895-1956), Anglo-American author, born in Bulgaria of Armenian extraction [ Francis Martin Sewell Stokes (1902-1979), author and broadcaster ]
Publication details: 
14 Queen Street, Mayfair [ London ]. October 1924.

1p., 4to. The leaf is divided into four panels by a central horizontal crease; Arlen writes on the upper panel of one page, the rest of the leaf being blank. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. Arlen writes neatly at the centre of the panel: 'Dear Sewell Stokes | Pip, Squeak and Wilfred. | Yrs. | Michael Arlen.' And at top left: '14 Queen St. | Mayfair. | October, 1924.' At the time of writing the precocious Stokes was an assistant editor at T.P.'s Weekly. 'Pip, Squeak and Wilfred' was a cartoon which ran in the Daily Mirror from 1919 to 1956.

The Pali Manuscript

J.F. Dickson, translator.
Publication details: 
Venice: Printed at the Monastery, 1881.

Title continues: "Written on Papyrus preserved in the Library of the Armenian Monastery St. Lazaro." Pamphlet, green paper wraps, corners v. sl. turned but very good otherwise. Pp.36, sm. 8vo. Ordination of Buddhist priest, etc. COPAC records only one copy, at Birmingham, but dated 1875. No copy in BL.

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