382
382
(Literary Portraits)
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LOT SOLD. 2,500 USD
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382
(Literary Portraits)
Estimate
3,5005,000
LOT SOLD. 2,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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THE JAMES S. COPLEY LIBRARY: ARTS & SCIENCES, INCLUDING THE MARK TWAIN COLLECTION

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(Literary Portraits)
British and Irish Authors.  Group of 12 inscriptions signed, each inscribed below a pen-and-ink portrait of the author by Robert Kastor (signed "R. Kastor"), each approx. 11 x 9 in.; 278 x 228 mm), n.p., v.d.; condition generally good.  Each, matted, glazed and framed (not examined out of frame).
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Catalogue Note

The group includes: J. W. Barrie.  "Let us all try to be a little kinder than is necessary" — Arnold Bennett.  "It is a wise man that knows himself.  I don't" — Laurence Binyan.  8-line inscription  — Thomas Burke.  "The greater the artist the more ordinary the man" — G. K. Chesterton.  "If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly" — Philip Gibbs.  "The face of everyone that passes by me is a mystery" — Henry Arthur Jones.  Quotation from "Shakespeare and Germany," "written April 1916, during the battle of Verdun" — E. V. Lucas.  "Few wome, & fewer men, have enough character to be idle.  March 20 1935" — E. Phillips Oppenheim.  "Our limitations are life's lesson to us.  If tomorrow is hidden, so much the more reason that we should live today" — Max Pemberton.  "Poets are all who love—who feel great troubles, and tell them" — George Russell ("Æ").  12-line poem — Frank Swinnerton.  "To understand all is to pardon—nearly all."

THE JAMES S. COPLEY LIBRARY: ARTS & SCIENCES, INCLUDING THE MARK TWAIN COLLECTION

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New York