November 2018 Auction Ends Thursday, November 8th, 5pm Pacific
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Lovely and eloquent autograph letter signed by Robert Louis Stevenson, responding to a fellow writer who complimented Stevenson on ''An Inland Voyage'', a first edition of which is also included. London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1878. Additionally a signed check by Stevenson is included, all bound into the novel. Stevenson writes to J. Fitzgerald Molloy, author of several novels at the turn of the century, in part ''Dear Sir, I should be strangely made if I were indifferent to the praise of my fellow writers; and I thank you for your kindness in writing to give it [to] me. It is scarcely vanity to & care to succeed in what we undertake; I could find a better name for the feeling...which I remember with the greatest clearness is the 'Autumn Holiday'; and if that was yours, I think I am already in your debt. For if I remember clearly, it was the success of the Autumn Holiday, and the pleasure I had in reading it, which encouraged to write and prepare for...my Inland Voyage. If it was not yours, well, we must all be prepared for Sosias: and I am myself haunted by a 'Mr. Stevenson the author' or umbra nominis, for me - who comes and goes and sometimes passes for me / Yours truly / Robert Louis Stevenson''. The check that's also included is addressed to an H.J. Moors, Esq. for nine shillings, dated 28 May 1892 and signed ''R.L. Stevenson''. Two page letter on two sheets measures 4.375'' x 7'' and check measures 4.75'' x 3.25''. Book measures 5.25'' x 7.625''. Some shelf wear and sunning to spine of book. Front joint is starting to separate, less so for rear joint. Previous owners' book plates affixed to front pastedown and front free endpaper. Mounting remnants to verso of letter, and small hole to center of check. Book is housed in a custom third leather slipcase with raised bands and tooling on spine. A beautiful presentation by Stevenson with interesting and eloquent writing by him to a fellow novelist.
Eloquent Autograph Letter Signed by Robert Louis Stevenson, Bound Within ''An Inland Voyage'' First Edition -- ''I should be strangely made if I were indifferent to the praise of my fellow writers''Eloquent Autograph Letter Signed by Robert Louis Stevenson, Bound Within ''An Inland Voyage'' First Edition -- ''I should be strangely made if I were indifferent to the praise of my fellow writers''Eloquent Autograph Letter Signed by Robert Louis Stevenson, Bound Within ''An Inland Voyage'' First Edition -- ''I should be strangely made if I were indifferent to the praise of my fellow writers''Eloquent Autograph Letter Signed by Robert Louis Stevenson, Bound Within ''An Inland Voyage'' First Edition -- ''I should be strangely made if I were indifferent to the praise of my fellow writers''
Eloquent Autograph Letter Signed by Robert Louis Stevenson, Bound Within ''An Inland Voyage'' First Edition -- ''I should be strangely made if I were indifferent to the praise of my fellow writers''Eloquent Autograph Letter Signed by Robert Louis Stevenson, Bound Within ''An Inland Voyage'' First Edition -- ''I should be strangely made if I were indifferent to the praise of my fellow writers''Eloquent Autograph Letter Signed by Robert Louis Stevenson, Bound Within ''An Inland Voyage'' First Edition -- ''I should be strangely made if I were indifferent to the praise of my fellow writers''Eloquent Autograph Letter Signed by Robert Louis Stevenson, Bound Within ''An Inland Voyage'' First Edition -- ''I should be strangely made if I were indifferent to the praise of my fellow writers''
Eloquent Autograph Letter Signed by Robert Louis Stevenson, Bound Within ''An Inland Voyage'' First Edition -- ''I should be strangely made if I were indifferent to the praise of my fellow writers''
Eloquent Autograph Letter Signed by Robert Louis Stevenson, Bound Within ''An Inland Voyage'' First Edition -- ''I should be strangely made if I were indifferent to the praise of my fellow writers''
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Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,856
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Auction closed on Thursday, November 8, 2018.
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