A two-page autographed letter signed, on Harvard University stationery, dated June5, 1931. To Mr. DeLacey. Perry writes about his familiarity with Dyer’s” Bibliography of Thomas Carlyle’s Writings,” published by The Southworth Press, Portland, Maine in 1928. It was the definitive bibliography published to date. Perry writes he has not purchased the book but has “thriftily used the Harvard copy instead on buying it for myself, as I see now, I should have done. I had no idea the sales were so unsatisfactory.”
He writes about the book’s value to students and collectors of Carlyle. “For collectors, in particular, it is absolutely indispensable.” He goes on to praise many various aspects of the book. Bliss Perry [1860-1954] was an American scholar and editor, especially noted for his work in American Literature. He taught at Harvard University from 1907 to 1930 and was Harvard Lecturer at the University of Paris from 1909 to 1910. From 1899 to 1909 he edited “The Atlantic Monthly” magazine. Item #56719
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