Lot 255 of 395:
English writer and poet Martin Armstrong  

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Estimate:
$120 - $180

Title:
Archive of one holograph manusript poem and 11 autograph letters & postcards signed by Martin Armstrong

Author:
Armstrong, Martin

Place:
Various places

Publisher:

Date:
1923-1958

Description:

Includes:

  • The Naiad. Holograph poem, on both sides of single sheet.  No date.
  • Five autograph letters signed to St. John Adcock, editor of The Bookman, one of them noting "I was very glad to receive recently a copy of The Bookman Treasury of Living Poets. There are one or two misprints in my two poems which you might like me to point out, in case of new editions of the book." Lists six misprints with corrections. 1924-1926.
  • Three autograph postcards signed to St. John Adcock, editor of The Bookman. 1923-1924.
  • Autograph letter signed to Miss. Liddell, Dec. 6 1925, 2½ pp., regarding proofs for a poetry anthology for which he is providing an introduction. Notes that "there are only three poems which I myself should have been happier without."
  • Two autograph letters signed to Gerald Barry, editor of Saturday Review. In the earlier letter he writes "I am going to do something which is unorthodox or even perhaps a little disgusting." He goes on to ask Barry if he will agree to review a limited edition of his short stories illustrated by Paul Nash and published by Fleuron (probably Saint Hercules and Other Stories). "Tony, of course, would be the bird for the job, being an authority on Paul Nash." 1927 & 1958.

Letters and a manuscript poem from the prolific English writer and poet Martin Armstrong (1882-1974), who in 1929 married Canadian writer Jessie McDonald after she had divorced Conrad Aiken, making Armstrong the stepfather of the young Joan Aiken. He appears in disguised form as a character in Conrad Aiken's Ushant.


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Condition:
Very good or better condition.


 
Item number:
236357
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