AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS). 1 page, undated but circa 1987, to "Dear Kirby" [McCauley], signed "Peter." On Straub's Greens Farms, Connecticut letterhead. A cover letter for an introduction (not present) written by Straub for a new collection stories by Robert Aickman, THE WINE-DARK SEA (1988). McCauley was Aickman's American literary agent and Straub thought he might like to see a copy of the introduction he had written for editor David G. Hartwell. He expresses regret that he didn't get to see the letters Aickman had written to McCauley. A friendly, if brief, letter (about 100 words), expressing a hope that they will get together soon. "And have some champagne?" And talk some business, as well. Straub is a highly respected American author of popular fiction who has made several successful visits to the supernatural/fantasy genre without taking up permanent residence there. Kirby McCauley was probably the most important literary agent of horror, fantasy and SF writers in the boom years of the 1970s and 1980s. Several faint wrinkles, a bit of minor soiling, near fine. (#102689).