Printed Books, Maps and Works on Paper | 11 July 2013

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R.J. Wright's collection of books, manuscripts and correspondence by and...


Est: £5000–7000


(Forrest, novelist and literary scholar, 1875-1947) R.J. Wright's collection of books, manuscripts and correspondence by and relating to Forrest Reid and his circle, comprising: 49 vol. including, books by Reid, including: The Kingdom of Twilight, (suppressed by Reid), 1904; The Lover, first edition, 1913; W.B. Yeats. A Critical Study, dust-jacket, 1915; A Garden by the Sea, Dublin, 1918; Apostate, dust-jacket, portion of spine missing, 1926; Demaphon, 1927; Illustrators of the 60's, 1928; The Milk of Paradise, 1946, all first editions; other writers,
including: Buchanan (R.) Wayside Posies. Original Poems, Forrest Reid's copy with his signature, 1867; [Clemens (S.L.)], "Mark Twain." Tom Sawyer Detective, Forrest Reid's copy with his signature on fly-leaf and wrapper, (?extract from The Strand Magazine), n.d. ; Grimms Fairy Tales, Forrest Reid's copy with his signature, illustrations by Arthur Rackham, n.d. ; Forster (E.M.) A Passage to India, first edition, signed by the author, advertisements at end, label removed from front pastedown, foxed, 1924; Beerbohm (Max) Mud. Dramatic Opinions and
Essays, quarto typescript bound in book style with R.J. Wright's bookplate and other ephemera relating to Beerbohm, Imprinted R.J. Wright at Belfast, 1922; Gilbert (Stephen) The Burnaby Experiments, proof copy, original printed wrappers, spine creased, manuscript lettering on spine, 1952, correspondence, letters, postcards etc., from Forrest Reid to Robert (Bob) J. Wright and others comprising the surviving correspondence from Reid to Wright, including: 28 letters and cards, 1 A.Ls. J.S. Rutherford to R.J. Wright, 1 letter referring to Reid's meeting
with Mrs Travers Smith, W.B. Yeats medium, 14 letters and postcard, including items from Stephen Gilbert to R.J. Wright, and Wright's commonplace book, detailing a conversation between Wright and Perry regarding Reid's dislike of lending books, Reid's concern about his family's attitude to the publication of "Apostate" etc., printed books, manuscript, typescripts and letters ; and a quantity of others, ephemera containing a collection of typescript and manuscript articles by Wright and others of Forrest Reid's circle, and pamphlets, including the Forrest Reid Exhibition Catalogues of 1953 and 1954, and related material, photcopies of articles byeid etc., v.s., v.d. (lge qty).

⁂ An important collection of material by and relating to Forrest Reid and his circle. Friends included E.M. Forster, W.B. Yeats and Walter de la Mare. "Boyhood and adolescence seen through the eyes of an older man supply the subject of most of Reid's work." - Oxford DNB.

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