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HARDY Thomas Author and Poet
Collection of Thomas Hardy items including three Hardy letters, one signed photograph of Florence Hardy, two Christmas cards from Florence Hardy including one, a photo of the Hardys dog ?Wess?,
1925. Autograph Letter Signed (?T. H.?) to Reginald Innes Pocock (superintendent of London Zoo) with autograph envelope, Max Gate, 3 February 1925, and two autograph postcards signed (?Th. H.?) and (?T. Hardy?) to Mrs (Constance) Pocock, Max Gate, 20 October 1912 and 6 July 1917, the former with a corresponding autograph envelope. c.1912-1925. (7) Friendly notes from Thomas Hardy to Constance Pocock, the one dating from 1912 sending his ?best thanks? for ?sending on the papers?, adding ?London must seem a prison after Seatown. The Weather here has been very fine: no fogs.?; the second, from 1917, wondering whether the Pococks are ?coming down to Dorset this year?, and humorously thanking her ?for the huge teacup & saucer, which possibly belonged to the Giant that Jack slew, but alas history is silent thereon.? In the final letter, from Hardy to Reginald Innes Pocock, Hardy writes regarding a ?form? he returns [no longer enclosed], suggesting that Pocock, whose main residence was in London (he was superintendent of London Zoo) ?might also add your country address at Sea Town if disposed, as it makes you a Dorset man.? The Pocock family were friends of the Hardys. Their country home was in Sea Town near Chideock. With five other items including: one photograph of Florence Hardy signed by her ?Florence Hardy 1915?); one autograph postcard (unsigned) in Florence Hardy's hand, ?With love & best wishes for Christmas to Constantine? (the Pocock's son) featuring a photograph of the Hardy's dog Wessex, which Florence has titled ??Wess? of Max Gate?; one small group photograph in a r … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA [London, United Kingdom]
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