Item No: #360760 Two-Page Autograph Letter, Signed. Clive Barker.

Long Handwritten Letter

Two-Page Autograph Letter, Signed

Notes: A news-filled letter to the horror writer J. N. "Jerry" Williamson, declining participation in his forthcoming New Masters anthology, but offering to write a story for the second volume: "I have a fund of tales simmering in my brain-pan, awaiting the time and opportunity to become print." (It is not clear if New Masters got off the ground—there is a similarly titled anthology with a different editor).

Barker's letter is friendly, offering updates on the publication of the Books of Blood and Damnation Game and an unnamed screenplay going into production (probably Underworld). He clears up confusion over his agent and again expresses enthusiasm for contributing to one of Williamson's anthologies (he finally did with Masques 5).

About 350 words, written in black felt pen on two white A4 sheets (8-1/4 by 11-5/8 inches). Signed "Clive." Dated based on internal references to the forthcoming publication of Books of Blood and the film project. Over the years I have had and have seen my letters by authors declining proposals; this is by far the longest such response I have come across.

Edition + Condition: First page tanned along the top edge; folded for mailing, but generally very good.

Publication: London: [1984].

Item No: #360760

Price: $400

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