1870 GEORGE MACDONALD. Fine 3pp Autograph Letter by C. S. Lewis' Inspiration. Finely Preserved.
1870 GEORGE MACDONALD. Fine 3pp Autograph Letter by C. S. Lewis' Inspiration. Finely Preserved.
1870 GEORGE MACDONALD. Fine 3pp Autograph Letter by C. S. Lewis' Inspiration. Finely Preserved.
1870 GEORGE MACDONALD. Fine 3pp Autograph Letter by C. S. Lewis' Inspiration. Finely Preserved.

1870 GEORGE MACDONALD. Fine 3pp Autograph Letter by C. S. Lewis' Inspiration. Finely Preserved.

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A wonderfully preserved 1870 3pp ALS by Christian mystic, fairy tale author, and inspiration to C. S. Lewis specifically [and the Inklings in general]. Unusually, the present letter is not only exceptionally crisp, it retains the original monogramed envelope of George MacDonald.

An exceptionally large, clear autograph and a peek into the pace of work MacDonald maintained . . . the pain, the plod, the grueling "work" it took to leave to those of us who love his work, such a legacy of life, delight, and devotion. 

"The Retreat
Hammersmith, W.
Oc. 7, 1870.

My Dear Sir [Rev. J. R. Mitchell],

I am ashamed to find how long I have delayed answering your note. The fact is I am oppressed with work at present, so much so that I am undertaking no engagements. I should have much liked to meet you, and, if I am happy enough to get through with my work on hand - or even so far to overcome it as to feel at ease concerning its completion, I shall be glad to hear of you again, that you still desire to see me. 

I shall be at Hastings all the winter - my address there - 2, Montpelier, Old London Road. 

With best wishes,
Yours very truly

George Macdonald

Rev. J. R. Mitchell"