BETJEMAN John - Typed Letter Signed 1975
John BETJEMAN (1906-1984)
Typed Letter Signed (a rather scrawled "John Betjeman") to "Dear Mr. Mills", regretting that he cannot read his manuscript on mediaeval stained glass, and making suggestions for the printing of the illustrations in his book.
1 page 4to, 29 Radnor Walk, SW3, 20 March 1975.
An interesting letter, particularly for Betjeman's kind suggestion as to the best way to reproduce the pictures of stained glass.
"I cannot undertake to read . . . Stained Glass in England 1150-1550 because I am not a medieval scholar. . . all books on stained glass stop short at the seventeenth century except one by Herbert Read, which would be worth reprinting . . . Might I suggest that when you come to reproducing the glorious transparences [sic] of which you have sent me a copy, you do so on transparent paper. There is much transparent paper that will take half-tone. And with white paper behind the effect of stained glass is obtained. I tried this myself successfully years ago in the Architectural Review."
It is unsurprising that Mills would have approached Betjeman, the author of In Praise of Churches, and a great lover of the architecture found throughout the country, for an opinion, or perhaps an introduction to his book.
Autographs can be delivered worldwide. Delivery costs are calculated at the time of order and items will be sent by the most appropriate means, depending on your location and the value of the item. This will usually be by Royal Mail Special Delivery within the UK and Royal Mail Tracked outside the UK.
The current delivery charges are:
Royal Mail Special Delivery £8.50
Europe Royal Mail Tracked £15.00
EU customers should note that, following brexit, local VAT and customs duties may apply to their purchases.
Royal Mail Tracked £21.00
Rest of the World:
Rest of the World Tracked £18.00
Customers should be aware that all letters and documents over 50 years old require an export licence, which may delay delivery by anything from one to three weeks. Signed photographs are not subject to export licence regulations, and can be sent immediately.
There is no charge for the export licence and I will take care of the application, the only inconvenience to you will be the delay.
The authenticity of the letters and documents offered is guaranteed.
Online sales orders
Payments made via the website are processed by Shopify Inc and can be made using Visa, Mastercard or American Express.
Telephone sales orders
Items may be purchased by phone. Please contact me using the website Contact Form and I will call you within 48 hours to discuss your requirements. Payment for purchases ordered by phone can be paid upon receipt of the invoice and must be paid within 7 days. Phone orders can be paid by cheque (in pounds sterling only) or bank transfer.
Items will be reserved for one week following the order confirmation and will be dispatched either within 7 days after full payment has been received, or after any required export licenses have been granted.
Should you be in any way dissatisfied with your purchase, items may be returned within six weeks of delivery and a full refund will be made upon receipt of the returned item. The item must be received by Richmond Autographs in the same condition as when dispatched. For full details, please read our Terms and Conditions.
We Also Recommend
ASQUITH Margot - Autograph Letter Signed 1924 giving her views on statues and Liberals v. Tories