[ Harold Coster, 'Photographer of Men'. ] Typed Letter Signed "Howard Coster", to Secretary of Authors' Syndicate Ltd, accompanied by typed list of his sitters, and brochure containing portraits of G. K. Chesterton, Algernon Blackwood, M. R. James,.

Howard Coster [ Howard Sydney Musgrave Coster ] (1885-1959), 'Photographer of Men', London
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Letter from 8 and 9 Essex Street, Strand, W.C.2. [ London ] 2 April 1930. The brochure containing portraits from the 'Supplement to 'The Bookman'" Christmas, 1929.

The items are in good condition, lightly aged and worn, with slight rusting from a paperclip. ONE: TLS from Coster to the Secretary, The Authors' Syndicate Ltd., London. 2 April 1930. 1p., 8vo.

[Alfred Noyes, English poet.] Autograph Card Signed to 'Miss Meugens', granting permission to make a version for the blind of his 'Torch-Bearers'.

Alfred Noyes (1880-1958), English poet
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85 Cadogan Gardens, S.W. [London postmark, 8 June 1925.]

In good condition, lightly-aged, with thin strip from stub to one edge of address side of card. Message reads: 'It will give me great pleasure for you to copy the 2nd. volume of the Torch-Bearers, as you suggest, for the Blind. | With my best wishes, | Alfred Noyes.'

[Samuel Kerkham Ratcliffe (1868-1958), journalist.] Two Typed Letters Signed and an Autograph Letter Signed (two 'S. K.' and one 'S. K. Ratcliffe') to Anglo-Irish poet Sylvia Lynd, on the London world and the death of her husband.

S.K. Ratcliffe [ Samuel Kerkham Ratcliffe ] (1868-1958), journalist [Sylvia Lynd (1888-1952), Anglo-Irish poet, wife of essayist Robert Lynd (1879-1949)]
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From Forge Wood, Pound Hill, Sussex; and Whiteleaf, Princes Risborough (two, the second on a letterhead). 1927, 1931 and 1949.

The three items in good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Totalling 8pp., in 8vo and 12mo. ONE: TLS. Forge Wood, Pound Hill, Sussex; 22 May 1927. Written on his return from America. 'Save for old Nevvy [H. M. Nevinson], not a soul acknowledged any of the various amusing or informative scraps that I sent over during my arduous journeyings. […] I crossed the tracks of Philip G., Frank Swinnerton, Francis Brett-Young, Hugh Walpole, and various others. Tales mostly fit only for private hearing were heard in the wake of several of them.

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