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Nobel Prize in Literature

  • SAMUEL B. BECKETT - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: CZESLAW MILOSZ, SAUL BE - HFSID 176907
    NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE: SAUL BELLOW, CZESLAW MILOSZ and SAMUEL BECKETT Nobel Laureates Beckett (1969), Bellow (1976) and Milosz (1980) sign a First Day Cover in a Natural History series. First Day

    Sale Price $342.00

    $380.00

  • SAUL BELLOW - AUTOGRAPH  - HFSID 18357
    SAUL BELLOW Numbered, limited edition page removed from a printing of his Nobel Lecture. (He won the Prize in Literature in 1976.) Book Page signed: "Saul Bellow", 1 page, 6½x9½. Limited edition page removed from "Nobel Lecture by Saul Bellow".

    Sale Price $144.00

    $160.00

  • SAUL BELLOW - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER, CZESLA - HFSID 165445
    SAUL BELLOW, CZESLAW MILOSZ, IRIS MURDOCH and ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER First Day Cover signed by all four, framed with photos of each and two explanatory plaques in the Gallery of History style (33x21) First Day Cover signed:

    Sale Price $1,360.00

    $1,600.00

  • BJORNSTJERNE BJORNSON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/25/1881  - HFSID 16289
    BJORNSTJERNE BJORNSON Autograph Letter in German, signed in 1881. ALS: "Bjornstjerne Bjornson", 1 page, folded to 6x7½. Place illegible, 1881 January 25. In German,fully translated. "Dear friend, I have done injustice to your postal service.

    Sale Price $531.25

    $625.00

  • BJORNSTJERNE BJORNSON - AUTOGRAPH POST CARD SIGNED 11/20/1894  - HFSID 16263
    BJORNSTJERNE BJORNSON The Nobel Prize-winning poet (1903) signs a handwritten note to American photographer Alfred Stieglitz in 1894, concerning translations of a German fairy tale. ANS: "Bjornson" on verso of German postal card, 5½x3½. Paris, 1894 November 20.

    Sale Price $396.00

    $440.00

  • HEINRICH T. BOLL - CHECK ENDORSED 08/10/1979  - HFSID 222703
    HEINRICH BÖLL. Check endorsed: "Heinrich Boll", 6x2¾. Filled out and signed: "Mrs. Charles Searle" on August 10, 1979. Check No. 4579, drawn on People's Bank, St. Mary's, Georgia, payable to Böll for $1.50 for postage.

    Sale Price $81.00

    $90.00

  • PEARL S. BUCK - ANNOTATED TYPED MANUSCRIPT UNSIGNED  - HFSID 28002
    PEARL BUCK Pearl Buck makes revisions to a review of THE GREAT CHALLENGEby Louis Fischer. Anotated typed manuscript, unsigned, 3p, 8½x11. Titled: "THE GREAT CHALLENGE/By Louis Fischer/Review by Pearl S. Buck". Pencil title added: "All Peoples Alike". Buck has made ink revisions to her review of Fischer's book.

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • PEARL S. BUCK - AUTOGRAPH  - HFSID 169345
    PEARL S. BUCK The First American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Signature: "Pearl S. Buck", 5¾x8½ sheet. Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973), born to Presbyterian missionaries, spent the first forty years of her life in China, the setting of many of her books.

    Sale Price $162.00

    $180.00

  • PEARL S. BUCK - AUTOGRAPH 10/23/1965 CO-SIGNED BY: FRANKLIN CLARK FRY - HFSID 18488
    PEARL S. BUCK and FRANKLIN CLARK FRY Pearl S. Buck and Franklin Clark Fry sign an album leaf. Signature: "Pearl S. Buck/October23/1965" and on verso, "Franklin Clark Frey/4 Oct. 1965". Buck's signature is above a small magazine photo of her, while Fry's is above an Oct.

    Sale Price $162.00

    $180.00

  • PEARL S. BUCK - AUTOGRAPH CIRCA 1950  - HFSID 18491
    PEARL S. BUCK Buck's signature in pencil, circa 1950, on letterhead from WFIL at the Widener Building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Signature: "Pearl S. Buck" in pencil. Also signed "Nov. 30-1950" in upper right corner in unknown hand in black ink. 8½x11, on letterhead from WFIL, Widener Building, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Sale Price $162.00

    $180.00

  • PEARL S. BUCK - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED  - HFSID 13997
    PEARL S. BUCK Book review - handwritten and signed "P S B" - for First Set in China. This document reveals a facet of Buck's life forgotten by many: reviewer and essay writer. Autograph manuscript signed: "P S B" in blue ink, with editorial marks and corrections in blue and black ink, 1 page, 8½x11.

    Sale Price $637.50

    $750.00

  • PEARL S. BUCK - AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED  - HFSID 14088
    Book review - handwritten and signed "P.S.B." by Buck - for China Under the Empress Dowager. This is a subject that Buck had some experience with, as she lived in China during the last years of the Empress Doawager Tzu Hsi's reign.

    Sale Price $637.50

    $750.00

  • PEARL S. BUCK - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/08/1938  - HFSID 31217
    Buck handwrote, signed and dated this rare letter in 1938 about a play that she was writing, The Crystal Heart. In it, she says that she's completely re-written the last act of the play and that it's "much better and tighter". Letters handwritten and signed by Buck are extremely rare.

    Sale Price $595.00

    $700.00

  • PEARL S. BUCK - AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT SIGNED  - HFSID 14087
    This undated manuscript - handwritten and signed "P.S.B." by Buck - is a book review of John W. Vauderwork's King Cane, An Epic of Sugar. Buck praises the book and Hawaii's sugar industry, which she writes is "an almost perfect picture of what can and should be done in a modern industry". This document reveals a facet of Buck's life forgotten by many: reviewer and essay writer.

    Sale Price $637.50

    $750.00

  • PEARL S. BUCK - AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT UNSIGNED  - HFSID 251392
    PEARL S. BUCK Two very rare handwritten, autograph manuscript pages from Buck's short story The Rainbow Autograph manuscript unsigned. 2 pages, 8½x11, ruled paper. Titled on first page: "The Rainbow". This is from a short story entitled The Rainbow.

    Sale Price $2,380.00

    $2,800.00

  • PEARL S. BUCK - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED  - HFSID 255428
    PEARL S. BUCK Handwritten note from the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Autograph note signed: "To Ida Tarbell,/with admiration and affection,/Pearl S. Buck.", 4½x4. PEARL SYDENSTRICKER BUCK (1892-1973) was the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature (1938).

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • PEARL S. BUCK - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 254964
    PEARL S. BUCK. Photograph inscribed and signed: "With best wishes/to Herr Karl/Hardt,/I am Yours Sincerely/Pearl S. Buck". B/w, 4½x6¾ overall, image 4½x5¾, affixed to 5½½x8 board. Pearl S.

    Sale Price $405.00

    $450.00

  • PEARL S. BUCK - BIOGRAPHY SIGNED  - HFSID 169598
    PEARL BUCK. Printed Biography signed: "Pearl S. Buck", 8p, 7¾x9½. Titled: "A Biographical Sketch of Pearl S. Buck". Includes a biography of Buck and her family, a partial list of her awards, which include the

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • PEARL S. BUCK - CLIPPED SIGNATURE  - HFSID 41646
    PEARL BUCK The Nobel Prize Winner's clipped signature from the closing of a letter. Clipped Signature: "Pearl S. Buck", 4½x1 sheet clipped from letter, with the typed lines "Yours cordially,/[signature]/Pearl S. Buck". Buck (1892-1973), born to Presbyterian missionaries, spent the first forty years of her life in China, the setting of many of her books.

    Sale Price $162.00

    $180.00

  • PEARL S. BUCK - FRAGMENT SIGNED  - HFSID 18489
    PEARL S. BUCK This fragment is the salutation and mailing address of a typed letter, signed by Buck, to the Director of Special Events at KMLA Broadcasting Corporation. Fragment signed "Pearl S. Buck", 7¼x3. Clipped salutation and mailing address of undated typed letter signed by Buck, addressed to George R. Sanders, Jr.

    Sale Price $162.00

    $180.00

  • PEARL S. BUCK - PICTURE POST CARD SIGNED  - HFSID 32916
    Postcard photo (3½x5½) of Alfred Nobel, founder of the Nobel awards, signed by Nobel Laureate Pearl S. Buck, who won the Nobel Prize In Literature in 1938. Accompanied by four 5¢ Buck sheet stamps.

    Sale Price $306.00

    $340.00

  • PEARL S. BUCK - SKETCH SIGNED  - HFSID 56804
    PEARL S. BUCK Buck signed this pencil sketch of herself - from the shoulders up and in a blouse with a plunging neckline and corsage - on a small 3½x6 blank card. Sketch signed "Pearl S. Buck" in pencil underneath sketch. 3½x6. Buck (1892-1973) was the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature (1938).

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • PEARL S. BUCK - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/05/1967  - HFSID 18490
    PEARL S. BUCK Her signed letter regarding "new" China, which had been founded 17 years prior. It would take the US another 13 years before it recognized the Republic of China. Typed letter signed: "Pearl S. Buck", 1p, 7¼x10½. Perkasie, Pennsylvania, 1967 January 5.

    Sale Price $405.00

    $450.00

  • PEARL S. BUCK - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/23/1947  - HFSID 43668
    Buck signed this typed letter to a fellow author in Stamford, Connecticut in 1947. Buck had passed a book from the recipient of this letter on to a publisher; in this letter, she passes on the publisher's rejection of the book.

    Sale Price $405.00

    $450.00

  • PEARL S. BUCK - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/26/1965  - HFSID 154971
    PEARL BUCK The Nobel Prize winner writes the Salvation Army, dated in 1965. Typed Letter signed: Pearl S. Buck", 1p, 7¼x10½. Perkasie, Pennsylvania, 1965 January 26. On personal letterhead to Dick Hall, Group Leader, Salvation Army Settlement and Day Care Center, Chicago, Illinois.

    Sale Price $337.50

    $375.00

  • PEARL S. BUCK - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/04/1941  - HFSID 257544
    PEARL S. BUCK Nobel Prize-winning author Pearl S. Buck signed this letter on her personalized letterhead in 1941, asking the recipient toexpress the measure of your sympathy for a brave and democratic people" - probably the Chinese, who were fighting Japan. This letter was written 10 months before the United State's entry into World War II.

    Sale Price $467.50

    $550.00

  • PEARL S. BUCK - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/26/1953  - HFSID 218210
    PEARL S. BUCK "I once wrote a book...What America Means to Me." TLS: "Pearl S. Buck" over her typed married name "(Mrs. Richard J. Walsh)", 1p, 7¼x10½. Perkasie, Pennsylvania, 1953 February 26.

    Sale Price $405.00

    $450.00

  • PEARL S. BUCK - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/10/1972  - HFSID 165859
    Buck signed this typed letter - embossed with her Danby, Vermont address - in 1972 to someone in Indianapolis, Indiana who visited Asia. Buck, who grew up in China, notes in this letter how Asia is an "interesting contrast".

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

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