Item #12776 The Blessing of Pan [Autograph Letter Laid in]. Lord Dunsany.
The Blessing of Pan [Autograph Letter Laid in]
The Blessing of Pan [Autograph Letter Laid in]
"the flute, the weird music, and the dancing things"

The Blessing of Pan [Autograph Letter Laid in]

London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1927. Good +. Item #12776

London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1927. First Edition. Octavo; publisher's blue gilt-lettered cloth; vi,[2],287pp.; frontispiece. Cloth lightly rubbed at extremities, spine rather sunned, front hinge a bit loose and frontispiece starting to separate; overall Good to Very Good.

Laid in autograph two-page letter signed "Dunsany" on his letterhead with original mailing envelope and typescript copy of the recipient Charles Broome's original letter. On July 29, 1935, Broome of Llanerch in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, wrote to Lord Dunsany in London requesting the title of a book of his: "I am taking the liberty of addressing you in the hope that you may help me obtain a copy of one of your writings which I had read with great delight quite some years ago. I remember only fragments...The outstanding figure was a man visiting some remote part of England, and, while sojourning there made the acquaintance of an old hermit who lived deep in the woods..."

Dunsany promptly replied on August 16, positing that "The nearest thing of mine to the summary that you send, the flute, the weird music, the wood and the dancing things, is a novel called 'The Blessing of Pan.'" It should be noted that Dunsany used a different colored ink pen to sign his letter.

Price: $500.00