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[Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Canadian Arctic explorer, regarded by Roald Amundsen as 'the greatest humbug alive'.] Typed Letter Signed ('V. Stefansson') to English author Clifford Bax; regarding plans for a meeting in New York.

Author: 
Vilhjalmur Stefansson [Vilhjálmur Stefánsson] (1879-1962), Canadian Arctic explorer of Icelandic extraction, ethnologist and archaeologist [Clifford Bax (1886-1962), English author; the Harvard Club]
Publication details: 
On his letterhead, 67 Moreton Street, New York. 25 March, 1935.
£120.00

Stefansson was involved in two disasters: the loss of the Karluk during the Canadian Arctic Expedition 1913–1916 to explore the regions west of Parry Archipelago for the Government of Canada, which he led; and the Wrangel Island fiasco, 1921. 1p., 8vo. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. He writes to Bax 'c/o Hill & Peters'. The letter begins: 'Just as I am starting on a lecture tour, a letter comes from Marjorie Humphreys saying you are about to arrive and asking that I do something for you.

[Lillah McCarthy, English actress and theatre manager, wife of Harley Granville-Barker.] Typed Letter Signed ('Lillah McCarthy') to author Clifford Bax, regarding the 'details of my birth' and her production of 'Judith'.

Author: 
Lillah McCarthy (1875-1960), English actress and manager of the Little and Kingsway Theatres, and with her husband Harley Granville-Barker (1877-1946), of the Savoy [Clifford Bax (1886-1962), author]
Publication details: 
The Kingsway Theatre, Great Queen Street, W.C.2. [London] 3 May 1919.
£40.00

1p., 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged. She was glat to receive his letter and will send 'details of my birth as soon as I can get a moment to myself'. She hopes he will 'come and see "Judith" and then come round to my room afterwards and tell me what you think about it all'. Accompanied by a leaf of paper carrying a calligraphic manuscript biography, written during McCarthy's lifetime.

[James Strachey, psychoanalyst, translator of Freud, brother of Lytton Strachey, member of the Bloomsbury Group.] Autograph Note in the third person to author Clifford Bax, declining an inviation.

Author: 
James Strachey [James Beaumont Strachey] (1887-1967), British psychoanalyst and translator of Sigmund Freud; brother of Lytton Strachey [Bloomsbury Group; Clifford Bax (1886-1962), author]
Publication details: 
41 Gordon Square, W.C.1. [London] 31 December 1919.
£35.00

1p., 4to. In fair condition, lightly aged with wear at foot of leaf. A formal note in the third person (outdated by around twenty years, and perhaps suggesting a joke?). Reads: 'Mr James Strachey much regrets that he is unable to accept Mr Clifford Bax's kind invitation for January 9th. owing to absence from London.'

[Printed pamphlet.] Eight Poems from Clifford Bax to [Robert Lynd].

Author: 
Clifford Bax (1886-1962), English author; Robert Lynd [Robert Wilson Lynd] (1879-1949), Irish essayist
Publication details: 
72 Addison Road, London, W14. Christmas 1928.
£150.00

12pp., in original buff wraps, with 'EIGHT POEMS' in red on front cover. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper, with rusty staples. A nice production, With the name 'Robert Lynd' added in manuscript, probably by Bax himself, in a space provided on the title for such personalisation. Uncommon: the only copies on COPAC at the British Library, National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh and Cambridge.

Printed pamphlet headed 'Commune Meeting. March 17th, 1899.' Containing the poems 'All for the Cause!' and 'No Master' by William Morris, and also 'The Wearing of the Green' and 'Annie Laurie (Sung by Albert Parsons before his death on the scaffold'.

Author: 
William Morris [Ernest Belfort Bax; Social Democratic Federation]
[William Morris] Printed pamphlet headed 'Commune Meeting. March 17th, 1899.'
Publication details: 
H. J. Goss and Co. Artistic Printers, 299 Gray's Inn Road, King's Cross.
£350.00
[William Morris] Printed pamphlet headed 'Commune Meeting. March 17th, 1899.'

12mo, 3 pp (with printer's device on fourth page). Bifolium. Crisply printed in small type. Fair, on lightly-aged paper. 'All for the Cause!' ('Words by William Morris. Music by Belfort Bax, also Austrian Hymn, and Chants of L., No. 55') is thirty-two lines long, on the first page. It begins 'Hear a word, a word in season, for the day is drawing nigh, | When the Cause shall call upon us, some to live, and some to die!' 'No Master' ('Words by William Morris. Tune - The Hardy Norseman (Chants of L., No.

Autograph Note Signed ('Herbert Trench', twice) to unnamed female correspondent.

Author: 
Frederic Herbert Trench (1865-1923), Irish poet
Publication details: 
Undated; on letterhead of the United University Club, Pall Mall East, S.W. [London].
£40.00

Octavo, one page. Good, with stains from paperclip at head. Large bold signature on top half of leaf, and body of note, with signature on bottom half. 'I have pleasure in sending my signature. Yes I am the author of "Deirdre Wedded" & "New Poems" (including Apollo & the Seaman) which Methuen published.'

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