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Lot 482/0214

SOLD Hammer price: €8500, Estimate: €800-1000

One of the Author’s Last Letters

Synge (John Millington)
A very good ALs. on mourning paper, 2pp. (single folded sheet) dated Dec. 9th, 1908, from Glendalough House, Glenageary, to (T.P.) Gill, saying he would be particularly pleased to meet M. Rene Bezlin and his daughter, ‘but alas, I am not well enough yet – you may have heard how ill I was in the early summer – to be out at night and enjoy a dinner and talk. They say it will be a year or near it before I am quiet comfortable again.’ and so regretfully declining the invitation. With a good signature. As a m/ss., w.a.f.
* An important and poignant letter, written during his final illness (he died 24th March, 1909). Letters from Synge are rare. (1)

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