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Lot 1ADAMS (Richard): collection of eleven signed letters from Richard Adams to Jon Wynne-Tyson, comprising seven one side TLS mainly on publishing and literary matters, headed paper Benwell's Whitchurch all 1985: lengthy one side TLS on animal rights, Isle of Man 1977: two ALS from Lonsdale Square dated 1982, plus postcard dated 1981...'I'm not clear - are you paying for these stories? I have a suitable one, about the rabbits of 'Watership Down' - a ghost story - but I think my agent would get awfully stroppy if I were to let it go for nothing. She expects her 10% - and I must admit she earns it...'. (11).
Lot 2AUDEN (W H): on side ALS on Kirchstetten headed paper, dated Aug 20th 1963, apologising to Jon Wynne-Tyson for not having replied to his enquiry about Morris's Icelandic journals, and presenting him with manuscript drafts of two of his poems...'as for your other projects, I enclose two poems. Prologue at Sixty appeared last year in the New York Review of Books: In Due Season here, not appeared anywhere, Yours sincerely W H Auden...': the former transcribed in Auden's hand onto four sides, the latter one side, both in blue ink: together with short TLS from same to Centaur Press requesting a copy of the Poems of William Barnes, dated Nov 9th 1962, plus a further one side ALS dated Aug 1968 relating to the publication of 'In Due Season', together with two related envelopes addressed in Auden's hand. (Small qty).
Lot 3BELLOC (Hilaire): three ALS from Belloc to a Miss Barwell, Sep 1917-Sep 1918, all on black bordered notepaper headed Kings Land Horsham, lightly folded, together with the three original envelopes addressed in Belloc's hand to Miss Barwell of Barkford House, Billingshurst, Sussex. (3).
Lot 4BETJEMAN (Sir John): boldly signed TLS to Miss Wynne-Tyson, 23rd Sep 1958, thanking her 'very much for the proof copy of Kingdom Come', one side with fold, headed paper for 43 Cloth Fair: TLS to Jon Wynne-Tyson dated March 8th 1967, with handwritten postscript citing J D Beresford: together with lengthy one side ALS in blue ink to Miss Wynne-Tyson, on the restyling of lamp posts in Arundel: each with original envelope, together with related correspondence and copies. (Small qty).
Lot 5BRITTEN (Benjamin): one side ALS to Mrs Wynne-Tyson dated Feb 2nd 1950...'Thank you for thinking of me in connection with your play. But I'm afraid I must return it since I am much too busy to consider any extra work for many months to come...', pencil note to verso in J W T's hand 'Re Eternal Masquerade', light folds and marks, else good. (1).
Lot 6BLUNDEN (Edmund): draft typescript for the introduction of Bewick's 'Memoirs' by Blunden, numerous manuscript corrections in his hand in black ink, notes to head of first page...'Dear Cohen, I hope this is pretty well what is needed. I could lengthen by quoting a little more on Bewick the artist. In sad haste, Yours Sincerely E Blunden', dated 17th June 1960, a few publisher's markings in pencil or blue ink: together with postcard and ALS to Jon Wynne-Tyson, both 1960, relating to the same work. (Small qty).
Lot 7BLUNDEN (Edmund): holograph manuscript poem 'Pains of Memory', black ink on ruled notepaper, numerous pencil amendments including adjustment to title, 8vo: attached note typed reads: 'the pencilled annotations were added by Robert Graves, who also changed the title to 'Looking from Festubert', having seen the poem when Louis Golding was preparing it for Queen's College Miscellany. Given to Jon Wynne-Tyson by Louis Golding...' (1).
Lot 8BLUNDEN (Edmund): author's holograph manuscript for poem 'Estrangement', 25 lines in black ink to single side on grey paper, fold across centre partially split and a few minor marks, author's name and date added in differing hand, attached note reading 'date and E B's name added by Louis Golding for Queen's College Miscellany', TOGETHER WITH similar holograph manuscripts for 'The Dried Millpond' and 'Broceliande', plus a one side ALS to Jon Wynne-Tyson from Blunden dated 9 August 1967, plus related correspondence and cuttings. (Small qty).
Lot 9BLUNDEN (Edmund): 'Sixty-five': November 1961, Hong Kong: 8vo, publisher's plain boards with dustjacket, inscribed to upper FE 'Jon Wynne-Tyson with the best wishes of the subject of all these noble elegies (crossed through) eulogies. But it is May 1967-Edmund Blunden': together with a second copy of the same with differing inscription to same recipient, plus three other books by Blunden inc. 'Near and Far', Golden Hind Press 1930, No.101/105 copies signed by author. (5).
Lot 10DAHL (Roald): TLS to Jon Wynne-Tyson dated 7th March 1989, boldly signed in black marker, headed paper for Gipsy House Buckinghamshire...'I do apologise for not having acknowledged and thanked you for 'marvellous party' but if you saw the amount of mail that comes into this house I think you would understand...' fine condition. (1).
Lot 12AUTOGRAPH LETTERS: a collection of ALS, TLS, related correspondence and copy material gathered by Jon Wynne-Tyson, all contained in his file envelopes, includes material relating to Havelock Ellis: J P Donleavy (inc. fine dustjacket for Paris edition of 'The Ginger Man'): Lord Elton: Cedric Darwen: Marjery Carpenter: Edna Cox (large bundle of correspondence 1940s-50s): Hugh Fausset: Alan Coren: Anthony Wedgwood Benn: Brigid Brophy: Abbe Breuil: Neville Braybrooke: Kenneth Alsop, etc. (Qty).
Lot 13FRY (Christopher): collection of eight ALS and TLS from Christopher Fry to Jon Wynne-Tyson, plus five Christmas cards from same, 1970-2002: includes two side ALS mentioning the poet's relationship to Robert Graves: together with some related correspondence, cuttings and copy material. (Small qty).
Lot 14GIELGUD (John): two ALS from John Gielgud to Jon Wynne-Tyson, both relating to Wynne-Tyson's research for work on Noel Coward, the first dated Nov 21 1987 declining an offer to write a preface but adding ..'of course I wish you all luck with getting the play published and perhaps put on..I never knew your mother, but of course have heard of her in all the books about Noel, though I think you would find it difficult to find an actor to play him...'. Second letter dated June 26 1992 begins ...'how nice that your play is to be broadcast...I have just finished reading Clive Fisher's book on Noel with references to your mother, I thought it well done, and he has been clever in avoiding using material from all the other biographies and managing to contribute a more general view of Noel's versatile career without gossip or effusiveness...': both with accompanying envelopes, together with a third one side ALS to verso of Gielgud's compliment slip dated Feb 15th 1989, on related matters, plus a two side printed playbill for Milton's 'Masque of Comus' as performed at Eton College Dec 11th 1922, cast list showing John Gielgud as playing role of Younger Brother, browned, folds and splits. (Small qty).
Lot 15GITTINGS (Robert): annotated typescript for 'The Shadow Line' by Joseph Conrad, adapted for broadcasting by Robert Gittings and transmitted 1940, with manuscript corrections in Gittings' hand: together with six ALS and three postcards from Gittings to Jon Wynne-Tyson, plus a bundle of related correspondence and cuttings. (Small qty).
Lot 16GOLDING (Louis): a large bundle of material relating to Louis Golding, including his pocket diaries for 1930-31: holograph poem titled 'To My Mother', pencilled with amendments to four sides of ruled notepaper: Paternoster Club menu with note by Golding to verso: TLS from Golding to Town Clerk of Marylebone dated 8th March 1956 on replacement concrete lamp posts at Hamilton Terrace: four side typescript for talk given by Jon Wynne-Tyson on Louis Golding, Poetry Society Nov 28th 1958: plus misc other correspondence related. (Bundle).
Lot 18GRAVES (Robert): two lengthy one side ALS from Graves to Esme Wynne-Tyson relating to the defeminisation of deity, dated 1964-65, on thin paper with Mallorca headed address: together with two TLS from Esme Wynne-Tyson to Graves, plus a postcard from Robert Graves to Louis Golding dated July 27th 1921, sent from Islip Oxford and containing an eight line poem 'The Lands of Whipperginny' and a brief note on the author's recent activities, accompanied by a TLS from Jon Wynne-Tyson to Graves dated 3rd June 1967, attempting to glean information on the context of the poem. (Small qty).
Lot 19MISCELLANEOUS CORRESPONDENCE: quantity of ALS, TLS, related cuttings and copies gathered by Jon Wynne-Tyson, all contained in his file envelopes, subjects including David Holbrook, Gerald Heard, Joyce Grenfell (3 short ALS to Wynne-Tyson): A P Herbert: Wendy Hiller: Bernard Jones: Edward James: E V Knox: George Lansbury: George Macbeth: Sydney Marsden; and others. (Qty).
Lot 22STERN (G B): an archive of correspondence and printed material relating to G B Stern, comprising at least eight ALS to Jon Wynne-Tyson, 1950s period (including a lengthy 19 side letter dated Oct 17th 1956): two ALS from Stern to Louis Golding of same period: a folder of material relating to publication of 'The Forecasters' and other related printed matter. (Folder).
Lot 23SHAW (George Bernard): copy of typed letter from Jon Wynne-Tyson to G B Shaw dated 2.10.44, requesting Shaw's assistance in relation to Fellowship Houses: accompanied by copy of second typed letter requesting a reply to the first, together with the original to which George Bernard Shaw adds in red ink ...'my subscription list is full up. I cannot subscribe to every good cause, though they all appeal to me. As to acknowledging all the appeals, I should have no time for anything else. You must depend on younger men and on the newly rich... GBS 25/10/44', with original envelope. (3).
Lot 25WILSON (Colin): author's amended typescript of an essay on writing E H Visiak, 47 leaves on foolscap, stapled to spine, spotting and old folds: accompanied by two TLS from Wilson to Jon Wynne-Tyson regarding its publication. Together with two side TLS from Wilson to Michael Byrom, 16 Feb 58: with six other ALS and TLS from Wilson to the Wynne-Tysons, plus copies of related correspondence from the latter. (Small qty).
Lot 27WODEHOUSE (P G): two TLS from Wodehouse to the Wynne-Tysons, 1947 and 61, both including recollections of J D Beresford, later example retaining original envelope with typed address: together with copy TLS to Wodehouse from Jon Wynne-Tyson, commenting on 'Money in the Bank'. (Small qty).
Lot 30LITERARY CORRESPONDENCE & MANUSCRIPTS: folder of letters and holograph manuscripts from archive of Jon Wynne-Tyson, to include: one side TLS from Andre Maurois to Beresford: four side ALS from Lord Denning on House of Lords notepaper: two holograph manuscript poems dedicated to Louis Golding from 'W R C, dated 7th 12th 1921': TLS from Austin Clarke: two TLS entire from Manilal Gandhi (grandson of Mahatma) to Esme Wynne-Tyson: 25 line manuscript poem by H J Massingham 'Seventh Heaven', with amendments: several holograph poems by Alan Porter, and others, loosely inserted into clear-sleeve folder. (Qty).
Lot 32HUXLEY (Aldous): two side ALS from Huxley to Jon Wynne-Tyson, dated Berkeley California, 9th June 62, declining an offer to become general editor of a publication...'owing to a longstanding visual handicap...', black felt tip on foolscap, hold punched to one side, horizontal folds, VG. (1).
Lot 33LITERARY LETTERS: collection of misc. ALS, TLS and other material from the archive of Jon Wynne-Tyson, to include two side ALS from Sybil Thorndike, 1962: one side ALS from Andrew Young, 26th April 1968 declining an invitation: two side ALS from Arthur Quiller Couch to Louis Golding, Sep 24 1921: TLS from Muriel Spark to JWT on submission to the Poetry Review: two neatly written ALS from Frank Swinnerton to JWT, 1969: typed poem signed by William Kean Seymour: freefront stated to be in Robert Sothey's handwriting, with another in hand of Caroline Sothey: two TLS from Clement Dane: two TLS from Kathleen Raine: TLS from Ronald Searle and numerous others, contained in modern clear sleeve folder. (Folder).
Lot 34LITERARY LETTERS: collection of misc. ALS, TLS and other material from the archive of Jon Wynne-Tyson, to include two ALS and one TLS from Alec Waugh to Louis Golding: a pair of two side ALS from A E Coppard to Golding: three ALS from H M Tomlinson to Wynne-Tyson and Beresford: four letters from William Maxwell of R & R Clarke, printer and friend of G B Shaw: TLS to 'Louis darling' from G B Stern, dated 20th April 1940, together with a typescript 'G B Stern' by Golding: and misc other correspondence, related cuttings, etc, contained in modern looseleaf folder. (Folder).
Lot 36FARJEON (Eleanor): 'Moonshine by Tomfool..', London, 1921, inscribed to title 'a few more tomfooleries for dear Jon from Eleanor Nov 16th 1954'...,'Tomfooleries by Tomfool'...: London, 1920: inscribed to title 'a bit of moonshine for dear Jon from Eleanor Nov 16th 1954': 'Martin Pippin in the Apple-Orchard'...London, Collins, 1921: with manuscript dedication and tipped-in letter from author: with three other books inscribed from Farjeon to Wynne-Tyson, plus another volume by same author. (7).
Lot 37TRANSITION: No.7, October 1927, publishers blue wrappers, browned, 8vo: 'Stand Poetry', edited by John Silkin, First-Third Issue, 1952 plus two duplicates of the third and two other later issues, printed card wrappers, minor wear else good: together with a small carton of other poetry and related literary periodicals of period. (Small box).
Lot 38WYNDHAM LEWIS, Editor: 'Blast...Review of the Great English Vortex...': No.1, June 20th 1914 & No.2, July 1915: both 4to, original printed wrappers, spines split and frayed, covers loose, chipped and with some water stains to edges, some scattered foxing and dust marking else contents generally sound. (2).
Lot 40BROWNING (Elizabeth Barrett): 'The Seraphim, and Other Poems...' London, Saunders & Otley, 1838: First Edition: 12mo, publisher's blind stamped blue cloth, light wear and sunning to spine, else VG: pencil inscription to half title reading 'with the kindest remembrances E.B.B'. A very good copy. (1).
Lot 41ORWELL (George): 'Animal Farm...a Fairy Story', London, Secker & Warburg, 1945. First Edition. 8vo, publisher's green cloth with dustjacket, sl. cracking to hinges, head/tail of spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed, still a very good copy. Presentation copy from novelist J D Beresford to Esme Wynne-Tyson, inscribed on front free endpaper 'Esme from John David. The Retreat - Holt, Wilts, Aug 1945..', pencil note in another hand suggesting this to be his review copy. (1).
Lot 46STEVENSON (Robert Louis): 'Treasure Island' London, Cassell, 1911: illustrations by John Cameron: limited edition No.215/250 copies: large 8vo, publisher's vellum gilt, teg, remainder untrimmed, some darkening to spine and spotting to boards, contemporary gilt inscription pencilled to upper FE verso, generally a good copy. (1).
Lot 48SMITH (Dodie): AUTOBIOGRAPHIES: 'Look Back With Love/Mixed Feelings/Gratitude/Astonishment': together 4 vols, First Editions, 1974-85: 8vo, fine copies in dustjackets, each inscribed from author to Jon Wynne-Tyson and dated at time of publication: together with a copy of Valerie Groves biography of Dodie Smith 'Dear Dodie'. (5).