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C. P. Cavafy Poems

Poetry collection by Cavafy (Γ9). Double-sheet of paperboard in lieu of cover. The printed title C. P. Cavafy Poems. Alexandria 1919-1930 in its first page (the first date has been corrected from 1916 to 1919, the second is handwritten and corrected from 1929 to 1930 by the poet). A second doube-sheet follows, the first page of which serves as the title page; the second page is blank; the last two pages contain the table of...

Poetry collection

Poetry collection by Cavafy (Γ7) comprising 22 loose broadsheets with 16 poems. The broadsheets were printed at the Kasimatis & Ionas printing house in the period 1926-1929. There is no front cover or table of contents. The numbering of the sheets is not sequential (60, 70, 73, 75-79, 81-88). Handwritten addition of a word in the last poem.

C. P. Cavafy Poems (1908-1914)

Poetry collection by Cavafy (Γ4) comprising 26 poems. Cover of paperboard and title page, both bearing the printed title C. P. Cavafy Poems (1908-1914). 28 broadsheets follow, printed at the Kasimatis & Ionas printing house in Alexandria in the period 1917-1920; one blank sheet. There is no table of contents or back cover. All sheets are loose and have a hole from a metal paperclip at the top left of the recto. Handwritten emendations by...

Letter by Cavafy to C. Photiadès

Handwritten letter by Cavafy to Constantin Photiadès on both sides of a sheet. The poet thanks the author for the despatch of his book on Cagliostro. He praises the work, refers to the effort apparently put in by the the author and quotes short excerpts in French. Accompanied by envelope with the recipient's address in Paris as well as the sender's address on the verso. (Alexandria).

The Pawn

Manuscript of a poem and attached handwritten note. The poem The Pawn on both sides of a sheet. Cancellations and emendations. The verses on the verso have been crossed out. Page numbers are indicated: 31 on the recto, 32 on the verso. The handwritten note: Not for publication. But may remain here and the date inidcation 23.3.'11 on a separate piece of paper attached to the sheet.

Oedipus, Eternity

Manuscripts of poems and attached typewritten note. On both sides of a sheet, the poems Oedipus and Eternity. Page numbers are indicated, 48 on the recto, 49 on the verso. On the recto, a note pertaining to the publication of the poem Oedipus and date indication (4 Febr. '96). On the verso, the poem Eternity has been crossed out. The titles have been underlined and there is a line in red ink below each poem....

Note by Paul Cavafy to C. P. Cavafy

Handwritten note by Paul Cavafy to C. P. Cavafy from Italy, on a postcard. He informs him that he has returned to Como. The card bears a postage stamp, mail service rubber stamps (Como, Alexandria) and recipient details. The indication 39Α is noted in the margin, in pencil. On the other side of the card, view of the Bellagio, in Lake Como. (Como)

Letter by Paul Cavafy to C. P. Cavafy

Handwritten letter by Paul Cavafy to C. P. Cavafy from Hyères, France, on all sides of a bifolio. It is a reply to a letter by the poet. He informs him of his plans to stay in L'Almanarre as escort to general De Horsey for a few more months and extensively comments on developments regarding his former service with the Municipality of Alexandria, referring to individuals. He expresses his strong interest in the issue, urging...

Letter by Paul Cavafy to C. P. Cavafy

Handwritten letter by Paul Cavafy to C. P. Cavafy from Hyères, France, on all sides of a bifolio. It is a reply to a letter by the poet, dated 24 July. Paul comments on issues apparently mentioned by C. P. Cavafy, such as his absence from his work and his health problems, and describes his own situation in detail. He also refers to people they both know in Alexandria and informs him of a book...

Letter by Paul Cavafy to C. P. Cavafy

Handwritten letter by Paul Cavafy to C. P. Cavafy from Hyères, France, according to the letterhead. Paul refers to the deaths of people they both knew and expresses his own fear of dying. He informs the poet that he encloses a photograph of his. Finally, he comments on the liberation of Ioannina, as the First Balkan War is in progress. Of note is the use of English words and phrases in the flow of written...

Note of unknown author

Handwritten note to Cavafy on paperboard of the Banque d'Orient Alexandrie. He is asked for a collection of his poems to be sent to a third person (Giagkos Chelmis). The note is signed Vasos.

Draft letter by Cavafy [to P. Anastasiadis]

Handwritten draft letter to a recipient addressed as Peri (most probably Pericles Anastasiadis), who is in Paris, on both sides of a ruled sheet. Social news. Reference to the wedding of Antonis Benakis (1898). Cancellations. Abbreviations.

Letter by Mike Ralli to Cavafy

Handwritten letter by Mike Ralli to Cavafy in two sheets, with notes on all sides. It is a reply to a letter dated 9 October. Extensive commentary on the resignation of Konstantinos Synadinos from the Banque Générale as well as on other people related to the financial and social life of Alexandria. Reference to the author's engagement in hunting. He details his views on the work Le Maître de forges by G. Ohnet; reference to...

Letter by Mike Ralli to Cavafy

Handwritten letter by Mike Ralli to Cavafy on two bifolios, with notes on all sides. Description of habits and entertainments of the time; reference to the author's improved eyesight. Commentary on people and events related to the social circle of Alexandria. Reference to the cholera pandemic -on the occasion of a trip by a member of his family- and to the author's impressions from the Greek warship Navarchos Miaoulis. (Alexandria)

Letter by Mike Ralli to Cavafy

Handwritten letter by Mike Ralli to Cavafy on three sheets, with notes until the recto of the last. The author describes in detail the vision problems he faces and gives detailed information on the treatment he is undergoing and the medication he is receiving; he suggests that Cavafy consult with doctor upon his return. Reference to the spectacles available in Alexandria, and in particular to an operetta that was performed; to persons related to the...

Letter by Mike Ralli to Cavafy

Handwritten letter by Mike Ralli to Cavafy on the recto of two sheets. Commentary on persons from the social circle of Alexandria. The author expresses his preferences regarding friendly interactions. Reference to entertainment and leisure habits. Words and phrases are noted, for which Cavafy seems to have asked the definition. (Alexandria)

Letter by Mike Ralli to Cavafy

Handwritten letter by Mike Ralli to Cavafy on the first three pages of a bifolio with mourning border. It is a reply to a letter dated 6 August. The author expresses his enthusiasm regarding the possibility of Cavafy's return to Alexandria. Information on individuals of the Ralli family. (Alexandria)

Letter by Mike Ralli to Cavafy

Handwritten letter by Mike Ralli to Cavafy on two bifolios, with notes on all sides. It is a reply to a letter by Cavafy. The author describes his stay in England, with reference to persons from his family circle but also from the broader social circle of the two men. (Liverpool)

Letter by Mike Ralli to Cavafy

Handwritten letter by Mike Ralli to Cavafy on two bifolios, with notes on all sides. It is a reply to a letter he had received. Comments on remarks apparently made by Cavafy on details concerning their correspondence as well as on people and facts related to the social circle of Alexandria. Information on the impending move of the author's family, with details on the features of the residential area (Rosetta Gate) as well as on...

C. P. Cavafy Poems

Cavafy's poetry collection (Γ5). Bifolio of paperboard, which also serves as a folder , in lieu of a front and back cover. On another bifolio, made of paper, the title page and the table of contents (on the last two pages). On the first page of both bifolios, the title of the collection: C. P. Cavafy Poems, and the indication Alexandria 1915-1925. The last date is written by the poet. On the last page of...

Waiting for the Barbarians, Monotony, [Windows]

Two loose sheets with printed text on all sides. They include two printed poems by Cavafy (Waiting for the Barbarians and Monotony), as well as the title and a verse from a third poem (The Windows), marked in a handwriting other than the poet's. On the recto of the second sheet, affixed addition with two verses handwritten by Cavafy. On the verso, the poem Monotony has been striken through entirely. The printed page numbers (21...

Moiraia

Manuscript of the poem Moiraia by Miltiadis Malakasis, written by himself on one side of a sheet. The title has been underlined twice. Number 1 at top right. Notes in pencil in some of the verses. Handwritten note in the lower part of the sheet, explaining that the notes in the poem repeat words that are not legible.

Herodes Atticus

Manuscript of the poem Herodes Atiicus.

The Mirror in the Entrance

Manuscript of the poem The Mirror in the Entrance on one side of a ruled sheet. Cancellations and emendations. At the bottom, affixed piece of paper with printed details: the poet's name (C. P. Cavafy), the date (3 February 1930) corrected by hand, and the brand name Kasimatis & Ionas Printing shops – Alexandria. Sheet number marked at top right: 64.

Candles

Polygraphed copy of a handwritten poem (Candles), inserted in a double sheet notepaper. The last word of the poem was added by hand later. The double sheet notepaper bears the title of the poem on the first page; the handwritten note on the second page has been crossed out. The remaining pages are blank.

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