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Survey of India, Calcutta; Colonel Commandant E. A. Tandy, R.E., Surveyor General of India

[Scarce Survey of India publication.] Catalogues of Maps Parts I and II Published by the Survey of India Corrected up to 31st March 1928.

A scarce item: the only other copy located on COPAC or WorldCat at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. In printed wraps, with red cloth spine. In poor condition, aged, worn and dog-eared, with parts of the front cover torn away. This copy is stamped several times with the purple oval stamp of...

Sir Hugh Casson [Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson] (1910-1999), architect, interior designer, artist and writer [Christopher Fry (1907-2005), playwright]

[Sir Hugh Casson, architect and writer.] Three Autograph Letters (one 'Hugh Casson', one 'Hugh', the other unsigned) to playwright Christopher Fry, intimate letters, two with crude drawings ('The Toft' and an owl).

All three in good condition, and written in a hurried, untidy hand. The first two on letterheads, the third on the back of a card. ONE: To 'Christopher!' 1p, landscape 12mo. Unsigned. With crude humorous drawing of Fry's house 'THE TOFT' (in East Dene, Sussex) on the crest of a hill, with a line...

John Burnet, (1781 or 1784–1868), Scottish engraver and painter

[ John Burnet, painter ] Autograph Letter Signed "Jno. Burnet" to the Secretary of the Belgrave Institution about a lecture.

One page, 4to, fold marks sl. turned corners, mainly good condition. "I should have much pleasure in complying with the wish of the lecture committee but now having given a public lecture I am totally unprovided with diagrams of a large size, without which it would be impossible to convey...

Laurence Whistler [Sir Alan Charles Laurence Whistler] (1912-2000), poet, artist and glass engraver [Christopher Fry (1907-2005), playwright; Christopher Hassall (1912-1963), actor, poet and author]

[Laurence Whistler, poet, artist and glass engraver.] Two Autograph Letters Signed ('Laurence Whistler' and 'Laurence') to playwright Christopher Fry, one expressing admiration of his work, the other a moving tribute to his friend Christopher Hassall

Both 2pp, 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged. Written in Whistler's calligraphic hand. ONE: 13 December 1961. He will be 'so pleased' if Fry will accept a copy of his poems, 'which I like to send you because of my admiration for your work, and sense of sympathy with what you express, or...

Norman Nicholson [Norman Cornthwaite Nicholson] (1914-1987), poet of Millom, Cumbria [Christopher Fry (1907-2005), playwright]

[Norman Nicholson, Cumbrian poet, to the playwright Christopher Fry.] Typed Letter Signed ('Norman Nicholson') on his wife's death and his approaching seventieth birthday: 'I may be able to finish a poem – my first for three years!'

1p, landscape 12mo. In good condition, folded twice. With envelope addressed to Fry at his East Dean address. Fry has written at the head of the cover of the envelope: 'From Norman Nicholson'. After thanking Fry for his 'good wishes at Christmas', Nicholson continues: 'I, too, am sorry that we...

Hermon Cawthra, Sculptor

[ Hermon Cawthra ] Autograph Note Signed to autograph-collector, "Mr C. Bramley, Bramcote, Pine Tree Avenue, Humberstone, Leoicester".

One page, 4to, small closed tears on folds, sl. chipped and worn, text in bold hand clear and complete. "I am interested to know why you wish to have my handwriting, however, you will find it does not compare with your own."

Patric Dickinson [Patric Thomas Dickinson] (1914-1994), poet and translator [Christopher Fry (1907-2005), playwright]

[Patric Dickinson, poet and translator: 'my mind is full of new images & ideas'.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Patric') to the playwright Christopher Fry ('Dear Kit'), written in affectionate terms, and covering a number of topics.

2pp, landscape 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged. With envelope addressed by Dickinson to Fry at his East Dean address. Thirty-eight lines of closely-written text. An affectionate letter, which begins with Dickinson exclaiming, following a seasonal phone call from Fry, 'There's no-one...

Mary Taylor Zimbalist (1915-2008), actress, socialite, fashion model, activist and disciple of Krishnamurti, wife of film producer Sam Zimbalist (1901-1958) [Christopher Fry (1907-2005), playwright]

[Mary Zimbalist, film actress and disciple of Krishnamurti.] Collection of 28 letters and cards to playwright Christopher Fry, an intimate and affectionate correspondence on a number of topics.

A total of twenty-eight items of correspondence, comprising: nineteen Autograph Letters Signed (two on the backs of cards), two Typed Letters Signed, and seven Autograph Cards Signed. In good condition. All signed 'Mary', and the large part addressed to 'Christopher', with a few to 'Kit' and one...

Christopher Fry (1907-2005), verse dramatist [William Shakespeare]

[Christopher Fry, verse dramatist, on William Shakespeare.] Unpublished printed paper, titled 'Shakespeare Thoughts in 1964'.

A scarce item: privately printed and unpublished. No other copy traced, on WorldCat or COPAC. 8pp, 8vo. A piece of workmanlike printing, on the rectos of eight leaves, stapled into light-brown wraps, with the cover bearing the title ('SHAKESPEARE THOUGHTS IN 1964' at head) and Fry's name ('...

Charles Voysey (1828–1912), priest, theist.

[ Charles Voysey, priest ] Autograph Letter Third Person "The Revd Charles Voysey [...]" referring to the defence he was preparing against charges of heterodoxy etc (see note below).

Three pages, 16mo in large hand, good condition. "The Revd Charles Voysey presents his comp[lime]nts to Rev. [S?] W. Flower & begs to thank him very sincerely for his kind note & present of books, which he will no doubt find very interesting - Rev [or Mr?] Voysey, unhappily, has no time...

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