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LAWRENCE D.H.: (1885-1930) English Author. A.L.S., D. H. Lawrence, two pages, 4to, Scandicci, Florence, 24th November 1927, to Philip Ahrer [of the Huddersfield Thespians]. Lawrence states that he should be very glad if his correspondent's thespians produce David, adding '& if they do, be sure to let me know how it goes. If I'm in England, though, I'll come & see it'. The author further explains 'My agents Curtis Brown will write & settle terms, and I hope everything will go satisfactorily'. A few small pinholes to the upper left corner and some small tears to the edges, not affecting the text or signature. Together with Elmer Rice (1892-1967) American Playwright. A.L.S., Elmer L. Rice, one page, 8vo, Paris, 26th May 1945, to Mr. Gregson. Rice states that he has just returned from London and remarks 'Yes, I shall be very glad to have you do The Adding Machine', further explaining 'The terms would be 8% of the gross receipts for each performance. As you know, this is 2% less than the usual terms in England'. With blank integral leaf. Some light overall creasing and a few small, neat tears to the edges. Also including Blanche Patch (1879-1966) Secretary to George Bernard Shaw. T.L.S., Blanche Patch, one page, 8vo, Ayot St. Lawrence, nr. Welwyn, Hertfordshire, 13th December 1944, to Mr. Booth, stating, in part, 'I understand from your letter….that you have not read the second paragraph of Mr. Shaw's licence where it states that fees may be calculated on the average takings. If your takings were under £50 at each performance then you pay Mr Shaw a 5% royalty' and further including a printed 8vo menu card for the Annual Dinner of The Huddersfield Thespians at Whiteley's Café, Huddersfield, on 1st November 1966, signed to the inside by the actor and comedian Bernard Braden. G to VG, 4

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LAWRENCE D.H.: (1885-1930) English Author. A.L.S., D.

Estimate £400 - £500Feb 25, 2017