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Description: In this perfunctory autograph letter signed, British writer Max Beerbohm (1872-1956) writes to a Patrick Hayworth, Esq. declining to be represented in a “proposed anthology”. The letter reads in full: “Dear Sir I am very sorry that I cannot – for reasons with which I won’t bother you – figure in the proposed anthology. Yours sincerely Max Beerbohm”.

Written on a 7 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ sheet of Beerbohm’s personal “Villino Chiaro, Rapallo” imprinted stationery. Item #A01583

Max Beerbohm first became known in the 1890s as a dandy, and was the drama critic for the Saturday Review from 1898 until 1910, when he relocated to Rapallo, Italy. Among his best-known works is his only novel, Zuleika Dobson, published in 1911. His caricatures can be found in numerous public collections, including the Ashmolean Museum, the Tate collection, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Princeton University Library, and the Houghton Library at Harvard University.

Condition: Mailing fold line, two perforation marks from a staple at upper left corner, faint horizontal marks near blank bottom edge. Generally good condition with a clear signature.