May 22, 2014 - Sale 2351

Sale 2351 - Lot 208

Price Realized: $ 141
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 200 - $ 300
HUXLEY, ALDOUS. Two Typed Letters Signed, each to the Editor of Esquire magazine. The first, requesting payment for Esquire's publication of his essay, "Hyperion to a Satyr," because Huxley had not received payment for it from his agent, Jacques Chambrun, whom he has been unable to reach. The second, stating that he has made contact with Chambrun and that the previous letter should be disregarded. Each 1/2-page, 4to, personal stationery; horizontal folds. With the original envelopes. Los Angeles, 1; 3 May 1953

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". . . I presume that this piece was bought from my agents, Jacques Chambrun Inc. However I have heard nothing from the agency, nor for weeks past have I been able to get an answer from Mr. Chambrun or his staff to my letters. In view of this strange state of affairs, I shall be much obliged if you will make payment for the article directly to me . . . . [T]he impenetrable silence of Mr. Chambrun makes me fear that something untoward has happened to the agency."