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    Rudyard Kipling Autograph Letter Signed. Two pages, 5" x 8", June 6, 1935, Burwash [England], to Kipling's friend Herbert St. John Mildmay regarding submitted "verses" and a festival at Glyndebourne. In part: "I don't know whether it was my handwriting or your Greek that struck him dumb; but certain it is that I haven't had a word out of the Master since I sent him on your verses! I described it as the work of one unknown 'for the better prevention of scandals'. What is to do? . . . Your daughter's offer is most kindly but I'm afraid that I shan't be able to be free for those dates; or indeed any at the end of the month. I know that my son-in-law is going for all three days . . . I have heard a good deal of the beauties of the setting of Glyndebourne. If you put on Shakespeare as I hear is horrible next year, it will be glorious!" Written seven months before the death of the British literary giant. Toned; fine.

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    October, 2009
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
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