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JACOBS, William Wymark (1863-1943) & PARKER, Louis Napoleon (1852-1944)
W.W. Jacobs and Louis N. Parker collection
1920. William Wymark Jacobs was an English author of short stories and novels, best known for his farcical comedies and his horror story, "The Monkey's Paw". Louis N. Parker was an English dramatist, composer and translator. His 1911 Broadway play, Disraeli, was made into silent films in 1916 and 1921 and a talking film in 1929; the actor George Arliss won the Academy Award for best actor in a leading role in the 1929 film adaptation. Jacobs and Parker collaborated together on a number dramatic projects, including the 1907 stage adaptation by Parker of "The Monkey's Paw". The collection contains 30 items dating from 1900 to 1920, specifically, 3 letters, 1 signed quotation, 2 books (ALS and laid in signature), 6 theatre programs, and 14 photo cards 2 Autographed Letters Signed (ALS): ? ALS from Jacobs to Miss Stevens, 24 November 1920, re a story about a fisherman. ? ALS to Jacobs Mr. McFee (?), 22 January 1923, pleased that his correspondent likes his books and that he is willing to autograph them. Signed quotation: ? Signed quotation from chapter 3 of Jacobs's The Skipper's Wooing: "Whereupon melancholia became contagious, and Sam's concertina having been impounded by the energetic mate, disaffection reared its ugly head in the foc'sle and called him improper names when he was out of earshot." 2 books (1 with ALS and 1with laid in signature): ? Jacobs. A Master of Craft. London: Methuen & Co., 1900. Light green pictorial cloth with orange lettering and an illustration of a sailor on the upper board, and gilt and black lettering and an illustration of a lighthouse on the s … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books (IOBA) [St. Catharines, ON, Canada]
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