Typed Note Signed
1981. An airmail note, written from Oxford, declining an engagement on the grounds that he will be out of the country. Ellmann, one of the leading literary critics of his time, was a Joyce scholar; the recipient of the note directed a Bloomsday festival on Martha's Vineyard for over 35 years, among other Joyce-related activities. Jagged marginal tears from opening, else near fine. [#032644] $70

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