Item #1505 Three (3) Autographed Letters Signed; Addressed to British Novelist George Payne Rainsford James. Walter Savage Landor.

Three (3) Autographed Letters Signed; Addressed to British Novelist George Payne Rainsford James

Bath, England: 1835, '36, '41. 9" x 7.25", 9 pp., with usual mail folds, occasional light foxing, otherwise fine. 1835: Invites James to Bath as his plan to move to Brussels is dreadful due to the weather; critiques his own work as, "My verses are easy and conversational – not a transposition in them". 1836: Original verse praising Charles Elton, "Elton! What genius virtue leads along / Where the pure passions sing to sirens song"; Critques his own "The Death of Clytemnestra, "In the Death of Clysemestra I out to have written thee and thou throughout instead of you. In the Agammenon’s not, beause a daughter to a father would rather use the respectfulness...Pray the correct the yous.". 1841; Top 1.5" separated from stress at fold, Shared pleasantries; Discusses his brother Robert, "Nothing is truly more ridiculous than to walk to a throne on stilts.", Inquires if Saunders and Otley have sent him the completion of his Trilogy, his son Walter is coming to visit.

Walter Savage Landor (Jan 1775 – Sep 1864) was an English writer, poet, and activist. It was through his prose writings that Landor became well known, especially with the series of Imaginary Conversations (1824-1829) between literary and political personalities from all periods of European history. As a collegiate youth he was a republican idealist, but lost his fervor after visiting Paris and observed the results of revolution. His Italian period, yielded a classical revision of prose to poetry. He directly influenced the works of a new generation which included Dickens and Browning, as well as became a guiding beacon of inspiration for future luminaries such as Yeats and Pound.

G. P. R. James (Aug 1799 – June 1860), was an English novelist and historical writer, the son of a physician in London. He was for many years British Consul at various places in the United States and on the Continent. He held the honorary office of British Historiographer Royal during the last years of William IV's reign. He wrote his first anthology of poetry, String of Pearls, before the age of 17 .As a contributor to newspapers and magazines, he came under the notice of Washington Irving, who encouraged him, and was well thought of by Sir Walter Scott. He took up historical romance writing at a lucky moment, which he continued to produce for thirty years. Fine (2) / Good + (1). Item #1505

"For those who cease to greive we greive the most, Nor hear that Heaven has gained what Earth has lost"

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