Three typed letters signed to the collector, William Roberts, in London

New York: October 1928 and January, 1929. Three brief letters on the Jerome Kern sale on Anderson Galleries stationery. In the first Kennerley states: "I have sent you separate mail a careless advance list of the manuscripts and books of Thomas Hardy in the Kern Library...I shall send you advance proofs of the catalogue as they come from the printer..." In the second he writes: "I am enclosing the Kern prices. I did not attempt to send them to you by cable but I suppose you got them from the New York Times. The prices may startle you - as they did me - but what suprised me most was the wide distribution of buyers. In this sale Rosenbach bought only twenty percent as against sixty-eight percent in the Clawson sale. The Hardy manuscript was an enormous price but it was bought on order. It was the healthiest sale I have ever conducted..." In the third Kennerley notes "I am having some bound sets of the Kern catalogues priced with the names of the buyers and shall send you a set very shortly. Nearly every book in the sale has been sold by the booksellers." Item #51922

Price: $250.00

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