[ Walter Greenwood ] Autograph Letter Signed "Walter Greenwood" to a "Margaret Greenwood", giving advice on writing and publishing.

Walter Greenwood, author of 'Love on the Dole'
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Brent House, Polperro, 29 March 1949

One page, 12mo, minor creasing, good condition. "I'm so full up with work that I couldn't promise to read yours with the care all efforts deserve. In any case I would advise you not to seek anybody's opinion. Keep at it until somebody puts some cash down then you'll know that your work speaks for itself in the only possible way. | Be prepared for seven years jolly hard work & much disappointment. It took me that time. | Look out for a reprint of a novel of mine called 'The Secret Kingdom'. It might help you to keep your spirits up. It should be on the bookstalls about August."

[ Tolstoy in English. ] Printed advertising handbill by London publisher Walter Scott, beginning with the first collected edition of 'Count Tolstoi's Works', with the first volume 'A Russian Proprietor And other Stories. By Count Lyof N. Tolstoi'.

Walter Scott, London publisher; Nathan Haskell Dole (1852-1935), American editor and translator; Count Leo Tolsoy [ 'Count Lyof N. Tolstoi' ], Russian novelist
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London: Walter Scott, 24 Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row. Regarding the Tolstoy edition: 'Vol. I ready October 25th.' [ 1888 ].

The handbill is 4pp., 8vo. on a bifolium. In good condition, on aged paper. The upper half of the first page carries the advertisement for 'Count Tolstoi's Works', headed 'Vol. I ready October 25th.' With coloured illustration of the book's design, captioned 'Reduced fac-simile of binding'. Regarding what is the earliest edition of Tolstoy's collected works in English (predating those of Wiener and Garnett by more than ten years), the publisher writes: 'Mr.

[ Walter Greenwood, novelist. ] Autograph signature.

Walter Greenwood (1903-1974), English novelist, author of 'Love on the Dole' (1933)
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Without place or date.

In blue ink, on 3.5 x 10 cm piece of thick paper, cut from a letter. In good condition, with traces of glue from mount on reverse. Reads: 'Yours faithfully | Walter Greenwood'.

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