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Orchard, Reading, etc. The University, St. Patrick's Hall, etc. 1929-1940.
Offered here is a collection of six autograph letters and three autograph cards signed, one of the letters numbering over 800 words (five pages). Written by Robert Gibbings (1889-1958), noted Irish artist and author, wood engraver and sculptor and a major influence in the the revival of printing in the twentieth century. A major force in the operation, artistic design and leadership of The Golden Cockerell Press. Letters written by Gibbings to Barbara Faaks, a prospective children's author, dealing with the publication of her stories, along with possible illustrations by a student of Gibbings. The letters are sensitive and compassionate, as in: "... you will forgive pencil, knowing that I am traveling rough. I have just read all your stories. First and foremost let me say that I think the stye excellent and absolutely suitable to the earlier matter and the readers. Barring one or two infinitesimal points such as that I felt you used the phrase 'little with' once or twice too often... I think I know just the person to do the illustrations and I see no reason why you shouldn't rake in a bit of cash both on newspaper and book rights...: And: "I was most awfully sorry to hear all your sad news. I've been through the same myself and know how absolutely shattering it can be..." In all 15 pages, mostly near fine condition, with occasion folds. Housed in custom made folding beige buckram case with marbled paper edges, morocco labe on spine.
Price: $1,250.00 Item #790