Item #796 [Shakespeare] Typed Letter Signed from B.F. Stevens & Brown to C[harles] A[lexander] Montgomery plus Documents, 1910. B. F. Stevens, Henry John Brown.
[Shakespeare] Typed Letter Signed from B.F. Stevens & Brown to C[harles] A[lexander] Montgomery plus Documents, 1910
[Shakespeare] Typed Letter Signed from B.F. Stevens & Brown to C[harles] A[lexander] Montgomery plus Documents, 1910

[Shakespeare] Typed Letter Signed from B.F. Stevens & Brown to C[harles] A[lexander] Montgomery plus Documents, 1910

[Shakespeare] Typed Letter Signed from B.F. Stevens & Brown to C[harles] A[lexander] Montgomery plus Documents, 1910

Three items in lot, all in very good condition. Previous folds and light wrinkling.

Small manuscript collection of three documents sent to Charles Alexander Montgomery in regard to his book "Shakespeare's Anagram's: Epitaphic No. 1 Att haste! 1616-1909 Ye "Shake-speare Epitaph" Deciphered". Montgomery apparently had hired the firm B.F. Stevens & Brown to facilitate the British copyright for his book. Included is a receipt from the British Museum's Copyright Office, a receipt from B.F. Stevens & Brown for their services and a letter of transmittal from the same firm.

C.A. Montgomery was involved in the controversy over the authorship of Shakespearian works and later published the pamphlet "The False "Shakespeare Epitaph" Now at Stratford-on-Avon: Why, When, and By Whom Was the Original "Mystic Shakespeare Stone" of 1616 Removed From the Chancel of the Church, and Where is it Now?" in 1916.

Regarding this earlier 1910 title "Shakespeare's Anagram's: Epitaphic No. 1 Att haste! 1616-1909 Ye "Shake-speare Epitaph" Deciphered", we find only one copy held, at the British Museum. Benjamin Franklin Stevens and Henry Brown formed the Literary and Fine Arts Agency "B. F. Stevens & Brown" in 1864 and served as purchasing agents for many American libraries. In their letter to Montgomery, they state, "we have sold one copy of the anagram No. 1 to a London Bookseller and the other we will keep on sale here." Item #796

Price: $85.00