London [105 Great Russell Street, WC1] 1972. A brief signed letter, written in black ink, nine lines in total including handwritten address and salutation, declining an offer to contribute material. Single sheet of writing paper (25 x 20cm), folded twice. Near fine, in a grey cloth folder with gilt lettering to spine. Letters from the Nobel Laureate are uncommon in commerce. This letter (dated November 10, 1972) was written the year after Naipaul had won the Booker Prize for his novel In A Free State. Item #52511
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