Lot 15

Knight (Laura)

Group of ephemera and autograph letters signed by Laura Knight, mostly addressed to the vendor and his  mother, who used to be Knight’s housekeeper, one reading ‘Your mother and we are having a dinner at the Arts Club in London with some dear friends. You are not forgotten! We have all just drunk your health  in some good wine, I expect your “ears are burning’ – (that is an English saying when people are talking about you with great affection.)’, written on the verso of the Arts Club menu, punch holes, 6 August 1958; another note reads ‘We have missed seeing you so much- and I did want to know about what I owe you for all your great kindness to us those weeks when we were in such a hole. I had hoped you would let me know – now so long a time has gone by I feel I must do something about it’, two pages, 15 May n.y.; in another letter Knight thanks her and her son ‘for your beautiful present, the lovely roses and the delicious farm eggs. It was a beautiful thought on your part and I am truly grateful. I had a wonderful ninetieth birthday, it was at the same time rather shattering to have suddenly arrived at  such a great age. I could scarcely believe it until 4 separate friends, all arithmeticians, reckoned it was and proved their point (but to themselves only)’, two pages, punch holes, 4to, 3 August 1967; together with a copy of A Proper Circus Omie, signed and inscribed by Knight on title with an original sketch, wear and losses to dust-jacket, 1962; The Magic of a Line, signed and inscribed by Knight on front free endpaper, partially disbound, repair to dust-jacket spine, tears, 1965 (small quantity)

Estimate: £300-£400