Date Published: 1913 to 1940
Binding: No binding
E. Phillips Oppenheim was a best-selling English novelist who wrote approximately 100 novels and 40 anthologies of short stories. He is considered one of the originators of the thriller genre, his novels also range from spy thrillers to romance, but all have an undertone of intrigue.
The collection contains 13 items dating from 1913 to 1940, specifically, 5 letters, 5 photos, 1 autograph, 1 custom postal cover signed and 1 book.
• ALS to Brosange Collette, 27 January ?, about a meeting that he will take the chair and needs support.
• TLS to Mr. Jacobs, 26 March 1913, sending his autograph.
• TLS to Private William Keane, 24 April 1938, providing him with an autograph.
• TLS to Mrs. Moore, n.d., re Ernest Bliss (“Ernest Bliss was always a great favourite of mine both as a story and a film.”).
• TLS addressed Dear Sir, 10 January 1926, noting that he will be in the Alpes-Maritimes or at Monte Carlo for the intended visit, that Nice would be a suitable place to stay, and that Baroness Orczy and W.J. Locke live nearby.
• TLS to Miss Thompson, 19 October 1933, re providing her with his autograph.
5 b&w Photos:
• 13" × 16" photo of Oppenheim seated with pen in hand, inscribed to "Karl E. Harriman | with best wishes | from | E. Phillips Oppenheim".
• blurred photo by Burton Lecester, 1911;
• Elderly Oppenheim seated with his dog and dictating to his secretary, 27 March 1933, Cannes, France, Wide World;
• Oppenheim in chequered jacket and bow time, State Edition, n.d.;
• Oppenheim in tuxedo, 9 July 1940, N.E.A.;
Signed paper, “With best wishes | E. Philips Oppenheim”.
1 Custom postal cover signed:
• Signed in ink, post-marked [1930?], featuring original mixed media illustration by notable collector H.M. Brehm, Appleton, Wisconsin
The Great Prince Shan (Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1922), inscribed on the front free endpaper: “Joe Toye | with best wishes | E. Phillips Oppenheim | Feb/24”.
Collection on consignment with LDRB.