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Lot 488/0214

SOLD Hammer price: €480, Estimate: €300-400

“French” being Plagarised

French (Percy)
A good ALs. dated December 22nd, no year, 2pp. (single sheet folded), from a Dublin address, to (T.P.) Gill, sending copies of ‘Abdullah Bulbul Amir,’ and other songs, and mentioning that Abdul ‘was pirated from me and published anonymously in London.’ The authorship is claimed by an Oxford, and also by a Cambridge student My Publishers …’ did not take out the copyright though I paid them to do so.’ As a m/ss., w.a.f.
* T.P. Gill was editor of the Dublin Daily Express circa 1898-99. Letters from Percy French are quiet scarce. (1)

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