Nov 17, 2020 - Sale 2551

Sale 2551 - Lot 114

Price Realized: $ 938
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
"I HAVE WRITTEN SO MUCH THAT I SEEM TO HAVE USED UP ALL THE IDEAS THERE ARE" WODEHOUSE, P.G. Typed Letter Signed, to Milton M. Painter, thanking him for praising his books and hoping to hit upon an idea for a Jeeves novel which he has not already used in previous works. 1 page, square 8vo, personal stationery; horizontal fold. With the original envelope. Remsenburg, NY, 3 May 1969

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". . . I was particularly glad to read the nice things you say about my books because I am passing through what I call the between-books period. I finished a Blandings Castle novel at the beginning of March, and since then have been trying without any success to dig up an idea for another book, preferably a Jeeves one.
"My trouble is that I have written so much that I seem to have used up all the ideas there are . . . ."
With--Retained draft of Painter's typed letter to Wodehouse. 2 pages, 4to. Np, 22 April 1969.