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    Dorothy Sayers Contracts Signed for Clouds of Witness and Others. Four contracts, approximately 8" x 13", each one sheet (front and back). The documents, dated from October 11, 1948 to May 17, 1956, include payments and royalty agreements to Livros do Brasil for the publishing of the Portuguese translations of Sayers' Clouds of Witness, Strong Poison, The Five Red Herrings, Unnatural Death, and The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club. The novel Clouds of Witness appears to have been published in Portuguese twice, first in 1949 and then again in 1956. Each has been signed "Dorothy L. Sayers" on the second page and has initialed "DLS" on the front lower corner.

    Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957) was a well-known English crime writer, whose WWI and WWII novels featured amateur detective Lord Peter Wimsey. Sayers, herself, believed that her translation of Dante's Divine Comedy, first released in 1949 and finished in 1962, was her greatest accomplishment.

    Condition: Each contract has flattened folds and toning along the edges. Some creasing at the corners, and each document has holes punched along left vertical margin. Overall very fine.


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