Date Published: 1935 to 1971
Binding: No binding & hard cover
Enid Bagnold was a British author and playwright, best known for the 1935 story National Velvet and The Chalk Garden, a 1955 play.
The collection is comprised of 11 items dating from 1935 to 1971, specifically 2 letters, 4 photos, and 5 books.
2 Typed Letters Signed (TLS):
• TLS to Mrs. Herrington, 9 September 1935, re Bagnold’s son having a tutor, pleased that Herrington enjoyed Alice, Thomas and Jane.
• TLS to Lester Roberts, 10 May 1947, re publication of her first book, A Diary without Dates.
• 1 signed b&w photo dated 1962.
3 b&w photos from the MGM film National Velvet (1944, re-issued 1971):
• Elizabeth Taylor and Mickey Rooney;
• Horse race;
• Mickey Rooney, Donald Crisp, and Reginald Owen (this photo issued by the Silver Screen Archives, n.d.).
5 books (4 signed and or inscribed):
• National Velvet. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1935. Drawings by Laurian Jones. First edition, a very nice copy. Black cloth. The dust jacket has a closed tear at the top of the front panel where there is some creasing, a small piece missing at the top of the spine next to the rear panel, and chipping to the front corners and top and bottom spine panel. Stain on front flap and bottom right hand corner of rear panel. Previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown where a name and date (April 1935) is neatly written in ink. The story of a horse-crazy girl, Velvet Brown, who lives in the small town of Sewels in Sussex, England.
• Thomas Mann. Lotte in Weimar. London: Secker & Warburg, 1947. Green cloth. Bagnold’s copy, signed by her and dated 1963 and noted that she read the book again in 1969. Her comments are on the front free endpapers. She has also marked passages on various pages of the book.
• The Chalk Garden. London: Heinemann, 1956. White cloth in chipped and stained dust jacket. Signed presentation copy with nice inscription on the front free endpaper.
• Enid Bagnold's Autobiography (from 1889). London: Heinemann, 1969. Black cloth with immaculate title lettering to spine, Very good in unclipped dust jacket. Signed by author with date 1969 on half title. Illustrated with line drawings and photographs.
• A Matter of Gravity. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1978. Revised version of an earlier Enid Bagnold play, “Call Me Jacky”. Signed “To John from Enid 1978”. Black paper boards in very good dust jacket.
Collection on consignment with LDRB.
Good. Item #8326