Ernest Shepard

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Ernest Shepard

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Auction Date:2017 Sep 13 @ 18:00 (UTC-5 : EST/CDT)
Location:236 Commercial St., Suite 100, Boston, Massachusetts, 02109, United States
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
ALS signed “Ernest H. Shepard,” one page, 5.25 x 7, personal letterhead, October 26, 1967. Letter to Miss Evelyn B. Byrne, in part: "Many thanks for your letter and for all the information you give me. I am indeed glad to know of the success of your venture and I hope that your new book will meet with great success. By all means reprint my letter. I am particularly pleased to know that schools, parents and teachers showed such interest. I am returning you the typescript of my letter and, as you will see, have added something that may be of interest to you personally." Includes a typescript of a letter he previously sent to Byrne, in which he described his artistic influences from childhood; at the conclusion, Shepard handwrites a lengthy unsigned passage, in full: "I started working for ‘Punch’ when I was 26 and fifteen years later, when I came back from 3 years service as a Gunner in the 1914 war, I was elected to the Punch ‘Table’ staff. In 1924 I illustrated A. A. Milne’s ‘When We Were Very Young’ and 2 years later ‘Winnie the Pooh’ followed by ‘Now We Are Six’ and ‘The House at Pooh Corner.' I also illustrated a New edition of Pepy’s Diary titled ‘Everybodys Pepys.' This was followed by ‘Everybodys Boswell.’ Then a few years later, I illustrated ‘Wind in the Willows’—‘Dream Days’ and the ‘Golden Age’ by Kenneth Grahame. I illustrated ‘Bevis’ the Story of a boy, by Richard Jeffries. Then came Laurence Housman’s Palace Plays ‘Victoria Regina,’ ‘Golden Sovereign’ and Gracious Majesty.’ Within the last 3 years, I have written & illustrated two books for Children ‘Ben & Brock’ and ‘Betsy & Jo.’ Both have been published in the U.S.A. besides in England and several European Countries. I think this may interest you, though it is outside the scope of your new book.” In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in his own hand, incorporating his signature, "E. H. Shepard," in the return address on the flap.