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Nobel Prize in Literature | Letters

  • BJORNSTJERNE BJORNSON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/25/1881  - HFSID 16289
    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

  • PEARL S. BUCK - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/08/1938  - HFSID 31217
    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 - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/05/1967  - HFSID 18490
    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
    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 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 - 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 - 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
    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

  • PEARL S. BUCK - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/22/1946  - HFSID 4173
    PEARL S. BUCK - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/22/1946 - HFSID 4173
    PEARL S. BUCK. TLS: "Pearl S. Buck," 1p, 8½x11. New York, 1946 March 22. On stationery of The East and West Association (Pearl S. Buck, President), the winner of the 1938

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • PEARL S. BUCK - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/26/1936  - HFSID 266432
    PEARL S. BUCK - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/26/1936 - HFSID 266432
    PEARL S. BUCK She thanks a Brooklyn writer for contacting her, offering to review one of his novels. Typed letter signed: "Pearl S. Buck", ¼p, 7¼x10½. New York City, 1936 March 26. To Milton Bernstein, Brooklyn, New York.

    Sale Price $337.50

    $375.00

  • PEARL S. BUCK - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/29/1948  - HFSID 169281
    PEARL S. BUCK - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/29/1948 - HFSID 169281
    PEARL S. BUCK She responds to a fan of her work, thanking him for liking her novel Peony. Typed letter signed: "Pearl S. Buck", 1p, 7¼x10½. Perkasie, Pennsylvania, 1948 May 29. On imprinted letterhead to Mr. Wes Baleria, Los Angeles, California.

    Sale Price $405.00

    $450.00

  • PEARL S. BUCK - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/21/1946  - HFSID 161396
    PEARL S. BUCK - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/21/1946 - HFSID 161396
    PEARL S. BUCK In this typed letter, signed by Buck in 1946, the Nobel-winning author recommends a Filipino actor for an Oriental role in a play. Buck is best known for her novels, but also wrote plays. Typed letter signed: "Pearl S. Buck", 1 page, 7¼x6, on stationery imprinted with Perkasie, Pennsylvania rural route address.

    Sale Price $337.50

    $375.00

  • PEARL S. BUCK - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/27/1966  - HFSID 155081
    PEARL S. BUCK - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/27/1966 - HFSID 155081
    PEARL S. BUCK Buck signed this typed letter in 1966 to thank someone in Albuquerque for his birthday wishes to her. Typed letter signed "Pearl S. Buck". 1 page, 7¼x10½, on stationery imprinted with Perkasie, Pennsylvania rural route address. June 27, 1966. Addressed to William W.

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

  • PEARL S. BUCK - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/08/1940  - HFSID 144910
    PEARL S. BUCK - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/08/1940 - HFSID 144910
    PEARL S. BUCK She sends a letter to contributors in hopes of raising money for the Women's Committee of Tribute to China Typed letter signed: "Pearl S. Buck", 1p, 7x10½. New York, N.Y., 1940 July 8. On imprinted letterhead to "My dear Mrs. Gates".

    Sale Price $405.00

    $450.00

  • PEARL S. BUCK - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/04/1954  - HFSID 41888
    PEARL S. BUCK - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/04/1954 - HFSID 41888
    Buck signed this typed letter in 1954 to a New York fan. The recipient of this letter, like Buck, was an adoptive parent and a stranger in a strange land, and she expressed the deepest sympathies for his plights.

    Sale Price $337.50

    $375.00

  • PEARL S. BUCK - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/09/1968  - HFSID 252434
    PEARL S. BUCK - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/09/1968 - HFSID 252434
    PEARL S. BUCK She thanks a friend for sending a Christmas Card. Typed letter signed: "Pearl S. Buck", 1p, 7¼x10½. Perkasie, Pennsylvania, 1968 December 9. On imprinted letterhead to Mr. John Buchanan, Markham, Ontario, Canada.

    Sale Price $337.50

    $375.00

  • PEARL S. BUCK - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/13/1968  - HFSID 277586
    PEARL S. BUCK - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/13/1968 - HFSID 277586
    PEARL S. BUCK Buck signed this typed letter to a professor in Commerce, Texas in 1968, thanking him for the warm reception she got at East Texas State University and offering to autograph her books for him. Typed letter signed "Pearl S. Buck".

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

  • PEARL S. BUCK - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/26/1940  - HFSID 35807
    PEARL S. BUCK - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/26/1940 - HFSID 35807
    PEARL BUCK Raises money for China Relief Fund to help China resist [Japanese] aggression Typed Letter signed: "Pearl S. Buck", 1p, 4½x6¾. New York, N.Y., 1940 December 26. On personal letterhead to "My dear Mr. Coblentz".

    Sale Price $450.00

    $500.00

  • PEARL S. BUCK - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/27/1946  - HFSID 72347
    PEARL S. BUCK - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/27/1946 - HFSID 72347
    PEARL BUCK She responds to a foreign autograph collector. Typed Letter signed: "Pearl S. Buck", 1p, 8½x11. Perkasie, Pennsylvania, 1946 December 27. On personal letterhead to Juan Cipriano, Rasarco, Argentina.

    Sale Price $337.50

    $375.00

  • ANATOLE FRANCE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED  - HFSID 15365
    ANATOLE FRANCE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 15365
    ANATOLE FRANCE French novelist, critic, poet and playwright. ALS: "Anatole France", 1p, 5x5. In French with English translation. No place, no date. In full: "Dear Friend, I left the Minister who is well disposed toward you and will receive you next Monday, 28, at 4:30 p.m.

    Sale Price $1,275.00

    $1,500.00

  • JOHN GALSWORTHY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/05/1926  - HFSID 254806
    JOHN GALSWORTHY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/05/1926 - HFSID 254806
    JOHN GALSWORTHY John Galsworthy sends an autograph letter agreeing to have his name appear on the Council of the Anglo-French luncheon club. Autograph Letter Signed: "John Galsworthy", 1p, 5½x6¾. The San Marcos, Chandler, Arizona, 1926 January 5. To Mrs. Le Blom.

    Sale Price $446.25

    $525.00

  • JOHN GALSWORTHY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/11/1930  - HFSID 166384
    JOHN GALSWORTHY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/11/1930 - HFSID 166384
    JOHN GALSWORTHY John Galsworthy sends an autograph letter saying that he is not sure if he has received a book. Autograph Letter Signed: "John Galsworthy", 1p, 8¼x10¾. On voyage, 1930 February 11. To "Dear Sir".

    Sale Price $306.00

    $340.00

  • JOHN GALSWORTHY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/20/1929  - HFSID 15358
    JOHN GALSWORTHY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/20/1929 - HFSID 15358
    JOHN GALSWORTHY Signed autograph letter promising to look for a small manuscript he can donate to charity Autograph Letter signed: "John Galsworthy", 1 page, 4¾x7¾. Grove Lodge, London, 1929 March 20. On personal letterhead to an un-named recipient.

    Sale Price $378.00

    $420.00

  • JOHN GALSWORTHY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/23/1919  - HFSID 172024
    JOHN GALSWORTHY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/23/1919 - HFSID 172024
    JOHN GALSWORTHY John Galsworthy sends an autograph letter of thanks for the letter. Autograph Letter Signed: "John Galsworthy", 1p, 8x10. Moretonhampstead, Devon, 1919 May 23. To "My Dear Sir". In full: "Very many thanks for your kind letter. [three words illegible] Yours very kindly".

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • ANDRE P. GIDE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED  - HFSID 15354
    ANDRE P. GIDE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 15354
    ANDRÉ GIDE. ALS: "André Gide", 1p, 4¼x6½. No place, no date. In French, not fully translated. To Bonheur. In part: "Sadly on Thursday I cannot have you for breakfast; but come between 2:30 and 3:00....

    Sale Price $396.00

    $440.00

  • SIR WILLIAM GOLDING - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED  - HFSID 166014
    SIR WILLIAM GOLDING - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 166014
    WILLIAM GOLDING. ALS: "With best wishes/William Golding", 1p, 5¾x8¼. Wells, England, no date. To Mr. Davis. In full: "Congratulations on attaining your hundredth birthday! May you enjoy it and as many more as you would wish.

    Sale Price $405.00

    $450.00

  • PAUL HEYSE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 08/14/1869  - HFSID 264367
    PAUL HEYSE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 08/14/1869 - HFSID 264367
    PAUL HEYSE. Autograph Letter signed: "Dr. Paul Heyse", 1 p, 5¼x8¼. Seeburg Pension (inn), near Lucerne, Switzerland, 1869 August 14. To "My dear Sir" (obviously an editor).

    Sale Price $850.00

    $1,000.00

  • MAURICE MAETERLINCK - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED  - HFSID 18514
    MAURICE MAETERLINCK - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 18514
    MAURICE MAETERLINCK. ALS: "M. Maeterlinck" on verso, 4½x3½ card, front and verso. In French, not translated.No place, no date, "Sunday". To "My dear friend".

    Sale Price $324.00

    $360.00

  • THOMAS MANN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/15/1953  - HFSID 228
    THOMAS MANN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/15/1953 - HFSID 228
    THOMAS MANN The Nobel Prize winning author agrees to have his essay on George Bernard Shaw included in a collection for a fee of $200.00. Typed Letter signed: "Thomas Mann", 1 page, 8½x11. Erlenbach-Zuerich, 1953 February 15. Written to "Dear Miss Lincoln".

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

  • THOMAS MANN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/12/1933  - HFSID 16377
    THOMAS MANN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/12/1933 - HFSID 16377
    THOMAS MANN He sends a letter of thanks to a friend, dated in 1933 Typed Letter Signed: "Thomas Mann", 1p, 7¼x11. Küsnacht, Zurich, Switzerland, 1933 December 12. On his personal letterhead to an unknown recipient.

    Sale Price $510.00

    $600.00

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