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Kipling, Rudyard- ALS] Autograph Letter Signed to the Editor of The Daily Express, Ralph David Blumenfield
Two pages. Written on Kipling's "Burwash" stationary (Bateman's Burwash, Sussex), June 21, 1913, remarking on Blumenfeldís treatment at a spa in ContrexÈville, astonished at his willingness to comply to it, praising his cartoonist, and encouraging the critical articles about a committee that had been appearing in the Express. ìSo far I have paid no attention to your yells of discomfort from Contrexeville because I know that the treatment there was good for you. Now I say God help you! I have never drunk waters but once, out of pure boredom. I was washed at Vernet-les-Bains. So I too have lived. Somehow the vision of you sitting on a bench from 9 to 5 makes me think of an angry hawk pegged out on a lawn. Why you didn't go out of your alleged mind puzzles me? I'll see if you have, later on. No matter. You needed the swilling and sloshing... Tell us when you are fit to go among friends again (I can't help thinking of you with close-cropped hair & a pallid complexion) and we'll get you down here ere the recurring dinner swallows you. That cartoonist of yours is damn good.î Superb letter by Kipling, English short-story writer and poet, best remembered for his portrayal of British soldiers in India and for his tales for children. Folded 12mo sheet, small clear tape remnant to blanks, near fine.
Price: $1,250.00 Item #6200