[Duff Cooper, author and diplomat.] Autograph Letter Signed and Typed Letter Signed to ‘Tommy Earp’ of the Daily Telegraph, regarding the book ‘Voyage de Shakespeare’ (by Léon Daudet) and his own book on the same subject (‘Sergeant Shakespeare’).

Duff Cooper [Alfred Duff Cooper, 1st Viscount Norwich] (1890-1954), author, diplomat and Conservative politician [Thomas Wade Earp (1895-1958), art critic and writer; Léon Daudet; Shakespeare]
Publication details: 
Typed letter, 9 January 1952; autograph letter, 11 April 1952. Both on letterhead of Château de St. Firmin, Vineuil, Oise.
SKU: 23821

See his entry in the Oxford DNB. Both letters in good condition, lightly aged. Both signed ‘Duff Cooper’ and the first addressed to ‘Thomas Earp, Esq., / Kitcombe House, / Newton Valence, / Alton, / Hants.’ ONE: TLS, 9 January 1952. 1p, 12mo. He will try to get hold of a copy of ‘Voyage de Shakespeare’ and is glad Earp liked his ‘little book on the same subject’. In an autograph postscript he writes: ‘I suppose you have tried the London Library.’ TWO: ALS, 11 April 1952. 2pp, 12mo. He has found ‘Le Voyage de Shakespeare’ but has lost Earp’s address, so is writing to him care of the Daily Telegraph, ‘in which I sometimes have the pleasure of reading your contributions’. The book is ‘an expensive two volume edition brought out by Le Nouvelle France during the occupation. It is decorated by elaborate woodcuts which have little bearing on the text. [...] It is a curious book - well written.’ If the London Library did not produce it as he suggested, he will be glad to send his copy to Earp. ‘It would be better still if you would come to get it. Surely you visit Paris sometimes. When you do we should be delighted to see you here.’