Olaf Stapledon - A Collection of Four Autograph Letters, 1947-1959.


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1947-1959. Fine condition. Four letters and two envelopes. Presented in a cloth-bound folder with marbled boards. All letters are addressed to a Phyllis Thomas on Stapledon's Simon's Field headed paper.. Contents: (1) 2pp ALS dated 12/5/47, discussing Stapledon's books and a little about Stapledon's religion or lack thereof. (2) Envelope for #1, addressed by Stapledon, note on the front stating that the letter is from Stapledon. (3) 2pp ALS dated 28/6/47, discussing Stapledon's intellect and happiness (4) 1pp ALS dated 3/1/49 discussing an upcoming lecture tour (5) 2pp ALS dated 27/1/49. Discussing a lunch arrangement before his lecture tour. (6) Envelope for #5. All in all, a nice set of letters uncovering a little of Stapledon's personality and philosophy. He comes across as a content and humble man, with a firm grasp on his intellect, but with an endearing humility. [8891, Hyraxia Books].


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