Jun 20, 2019 - Sale 2514

Sale 2514 - Lot 35

Price Realized: $ 562
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
DJUNA BARNES (1892-1982)


Group of 5 Autograph Notes on postcards, including 4 Signed, "Djuna" or "D," and one, to her mother or a friend, in green or black ink.

The first four, to her mother Elizabeth Chappell Barnes, asking after siblings, requesting news, giving travel plans, etc. The last, to M.E. Fitzgerald, praising the weather and inquiring about a gift. Verso of each shows a photograph of Berlin, Nice, London, or Tarrytown in NY. Each 1 page, oblong 12mo; scattered chipping to edges, minor loss to corners of two postcards. Vp, 1918-45 [from postmarks].

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Tarrytown, 23 October 1915: "Here on Helen Gould story . . . . How is Kid brother one, two & three? You might write!"
Berlin, 25 September 1921: "Walk through here every day--on our way to lunch etc. . . . [verso shows view of Brandenburger Tor]."
London, 24 April 1924, to Fitzgerald: "Have been here a week--glorious weather. Got the Duchess & . . . 70 Dukes & Princes! Have you read the little gift?"
Nice, nd, unsigned: "Why don't you write? I am worried when you don't--Can't you imagine this? These are pictures of some of the Carnival feats . . . . [verso shows bare-chested mermaid on Carnival float]."