Literature After 1850

[DOYLE‚ Conan] SLATER‚ Lina W. 17244

[DOYLE‚ Conan] SLATER‚ Lina W.	17244	Two Autograph Letters and one Correspondence Card signed by Lina W.Slater‚ widow of Oscar Slater‚ to Mr. Hunt‚ correcting errors of detail in his book. 7 pp. various sizes‚ in good condition. Glasgow‚ 1949-1950. Oscar Joseph Slater (1872 – 1948) was a famous victim of a Scottish miscarriage of justice‚ sentenced to death (then commuted to life imprisonment) for the murder of Marion Gilchrist in 1908. In 1912‚ Conan Doyle published The Case of Oscar Slater‚ a plea for a full pardon for Slater. Every detail of the case was important‚ and in these letters Oscar Slater’s widow clarifies her earlier evidence given to Hunt. “The coat was certainly not repaired‚ and only one small hole in it. One reason why I raised the query. I think I am correct in saying‚ that I read in your book when Oscar’s lawyer is quoted as saying ‘there was only one small stain on the coat’.”

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AINGER‚ Alfred. 12041

AINGER‚ Alfred.	12041	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs. Holman Hunt‚ explaining that he is obliged to avoid long journeys at night. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 2 Upper Terrace‚ Hampstead‚ 6 May 1888. “How I wish I dare - but I daren’t.” Alfred Ainger (1837-1904)‚ biographer and critic. He wrote memoirs of Thomas Hood and George Crabbe‚ but is best known for his biography of Charles Lamb and his edition of Lamb's works in 6 volumes (1883-88).

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AITKEN‚ Mary Carlyle 5938

AITKEN‚ Mary Carlyle	5938 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Mary Carlyle Aitken’‚ addressed ‘Dear Madam’‚ writing on behalf of Thomas Carlyle‚ thanking her for the letter‚ and “this will prove to your that it has not met the fate which you predicted for it”‚ adding that Mr.Carlyle “is glad to think that you have got good from his books”. 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition‚ integral blank leaf. 5 Cheyne Row‚ Chelsea‚ 26 July 1873. Mary Aitken (1848-1895)‚ niece of Thomas Carlyle‚ husband of Alexander Carlyle.

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ALISON‚ Sir Archibald. 2389

ALISON‚ Sir Archibald.	2389	A good Autograph Letter Signed‚ to R.Patterson of the Press Office‚ Strand‚ thanking him for his ‘most able & judicious Review’ of Alison’s Life of Castlereagh in Blackwood’s Magazine‚ deploring the illnatured criticisms in other quarters‚ referring to some additional letters by Castlereagh to the Emperor Alexander about Poland‚ sent to Alison by the Duke of Wellington‚ which will be incorporated in a second edition. 4 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. Glasgow‚ 28 February 1862. Sir Archibald Alison (1792-1867)‚ historian‚ author of the History of Europe. His Life of Castlereagh caused much hostility because Alison refused to ‘worship the Dagon of Liberalism’. In this letter Alison explains the actions of his critics: ‘they have simply transferred Man’s ill Nature from the Statesman to the writer’.

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ALLDRIDGE‚ Lizzie. 4346

ALLDRIDGE‚ Lizzie.	4346	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Lizzie Alldridge’‚ to Miss Smith‚ saying that “I now send you ‘Love & Law’ which I hope you will find readable the second time”‚ and making arrangements for their meeting. 2 pp. grey paper‚ 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Old Charlton‚ Kent‚ 4 January [no year given]. Lizzie Alldridge‚ novelist‚ author of By Love And Law (1877)‚ Clare (1878)‚ Florence Nightingale. Frances Ridley Havergal. Catherine Marsh. etc. (1885)‚ The World She Awoke In (1879)‚ etc.

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ALMA-TADEMA‚ Laurence. 11655

ALMA-TADEMA‚ Laurence.	11655	Two Autograph Letters Signed‚ to Sir Caspar Purdon Clark‚ the art historian‚ sending “Miss Macy’s model of the Ducal Palace” and making arrangements for a meeting. 2 letters‚ 2 pp. 10 x 8 inches‚ a few minor tears‚ generally in good condition. 34 Grove End Road‚ 8 & 12 August 1905. Laurence Alma-Tadema (1865-1940) daughter of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema‚ the famous historical painter. Laurence Alma-Tadema contributed to various periodicals (including The Yellow Book) and published her own collections of stories and poems‚ as well as two novels‚ songs (usually to a specific musical score)‚ and volumes or pamphlets of drama and translation. She wonders whether “I have misled you into thinking me my father’s son‚ whereas I am his daughter”.

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ANDERSON‚ Alexander. 15416

ANDERSON‚ Alexander.	15416	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs. Cupples‚ about a forthcoming visit to Woodbine Cottage when “Mr Cupples and I can smoke and talk”. 1¼ pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. University of Edinburgh‚ 14 June 1881. Alexander Anderson (1845 – 1909)‚ Scottish poet. He became a surfaceman or platelayer on the Glasgow and South-western railway‚ and generally wrote under the name of Surfaceman. He published Two Angels (1875)‚ Songs of the Rail (1878)‚ and Ballads and Sonnets (1879). In the following year he was made assistant librarian in the University of Edinburgh‚ and after an interval as secretary to the Philosophical Institution there‚ he returned as Chief Librarian to the university. Thereafter he wrote little. Of a simple and gentle character‚ he made many friends‚ including the Duke of Argyll‚ Thomas Carlyle‚ and Lord Houghton.

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ANSTEY GUTHRIE‚ Thomas. 2295

ANSTEY GUTHRIE‚ Thomas.	2295 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs.Anstruther‚ praising her play Old Clothes‚ with mild criticism of the lead‚ Jessie Bateman‚ and of the plot‚ suggesting that she gets it put on French’s list. 2 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ first page stained. 16 Duke Street Mansions‚ 15 March 1904. Thomas Anstey Guthrie (1856-1934)‚ humorous writer as F.Anstey‚ author of Vice Versa.

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ANSTEY GUTHRIE‚ Thomas. 4550

ANSTEY GUTHRIE‚ Thomas.	4550 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Anstey Guthrie’‚ addressed ‘Dear Madam’asking for a detailed reference for a housekeeper. A good one page example‚ 6 x 4 inches. 16 Duke Street Mansions‚ Grosvenor Square‚ 27 April 1914. Thomas Anstey Guthrie (1856-1934)‚ humorous writer as F.Anstey‚ author of Vice Versa. “...let me know whether you consider her a good cook & generally suitable for a place as housekeeper in a flat‚ the work in which would‚ except for assistance from a charwoman twice a week‚ be entirely done by her.”

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ANSTEY GUTHRIE‚ Thomas. 4808

ANSTEY GUTHRIE‚ Thomas.	4808 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Anstey Guthrie’ while on a cycling tour of Germany‚ to C.F.Keary‚ the numismatist and writer‚ saying that he has “written to M.Barran‚ asking what terms he would suggest for a translation of ‘A Fallen Idol’‚ & saying that whatever arrangements he made with Kipling & Wells will satisfy me”‚ and thanking Keary for the introduction. 1 page 11 x 8½ inches‚ folds‚ in good condition. Braunschweig‚ 7 September 1906. Thomas Anstey Guthrie (1856-1934)‚ humorous writer as F.Anstey‚ author of Vice Versa. “...the only story of mine which has appeared in French is ‘The Black Poodle’.”

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ARNOLD‚ Edwin. 16612

ARNOLD‚ Edwin.	16612 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to R.D.Adams‚ Sydney‚ Australia‚ thanking him “for your great KIndness about my Poems”‚ referring to his good sales in America‚ wishing that Australia could know him as well. 4 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ light foxing‚ traces of former mounting‚ with the original franked envelope‚ Sydney backstamp. Daily Telegraph‚ London‚ 7 April 1865. “We are all in love with Australia here; there is nothing too good to say or think of you all.” Sir Edwin Arnold (1832-1904)‚ poet‚ editor of The Daily Telegraph. The epic poem ‘The Light of Asia’ (1879) was his most famous work.

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ARNOLD‚ Edwin‚ and MILNER‚ Alfred. 16664

ARNOLD‚ Edwin‚ and MILNER‚ Alfred.	16664 Autograph Quotation Signed: “God’s music will not finish with one tune”‚ Edwin Arnold; beneath this is an Autograph Latin Quotation Signed ‘Alfred Milner’ relating to Africa. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches. Trentham‚ Stoke on Trent‚ Christmas 1895. Sir Edwin Arnold (1832-1904)‚ poet‚ editor of The Daily Telegraph. The epic poem ‘The Light of Asia’ (1879) was his most famous work. Viscount Milner (1854-1925)‚ statesman.

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ASHBY-STERRY‚ Joseph. 9039

ASHBY-STERRY‚ Joseph.	9039	A series of five entertaining Autograph Letters Signed (two with initials)‚ all addressed ‘My dear Boyer’‚ commenting on published articles‚ together with a self-portrait caricature. 6 pp. various sizes‚ ink caricature 5 x 2¾ inches. Saint Martins Chambers‚ Trafalgar Square‚ 1886-1894 Joseph Ashby-Sterry (d.1917)‚ poet‚ illustrator for Punch‚ art critic for the Daily Graphic‚ etc.‚ author of Boudoir Ballads and the Cucumber Chronicles.

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AUSTIN‚ Alfred. 12460

AUSTIN‚ Alfred.	12460 Autograph Letter Signed‚ explaining to his correspondent that Austin’s publishers‚ Macmillans‚ require payment of two guineas for granting the permission requested‚ and “I scarcely see how I can ask the Publishers to make an exception to the Rule; nor would it be quite fair to others to do so.” 2 pp. 4½ x 7 inches‚ folds‚ in good condition. Swinford Old Manor‚ 28 August 1902. Alfred Austin (1835-1913)‚ poet laureate.

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AYTOUN‚ William Edmonstoune. 7188

AYTOUN‚ William Edmonstoune.	7188 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to his aunt‚ Lady McNeill‚ discussing family matters and the news that “both the Ansons had been wounded at Lucknow”. 4 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ remains of guard‚ in good condition. 26 December [?1857]. William Edmonstoune Aytoun (1813-1865)‚ Scottish poet and editor‚ professor of Rhetoric and English Literature at the University of Edinburgh.

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BALFOUR‚ Clara Lucas. 4714

BALFOUR‚ Clara Lucas.	4714 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr.Lovejoy‚ telling him that his note of introduction to Mr.Longman has been fruitful‚ with the result that Longmans have agreed to publish her book. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ one stain on the second leaf‚ otherwise in good condition. Alfred Road‚ Harrow Road‚ 28 August 1851. Clara Lucas Balfour (1808-1878)‚ lecturer and author. “Next to the sure delight of devising kindly deeds is the pleasure of finding them successful.”

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BATSON‚ Henrietta M. 16581

BATSON‚ Henrietta M.	16581 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Henrietta M.Batson’‚ to James Payn (the reader for Smith‚ Elder‚ who had accepted the novel)‚ thanking him for “your notice of my novel ‘Dark’ in the Illustrated”‚ hoping it will be a success “from a pecuniary point of view‚ so that I may get another taken which I shall finish soon‚; but it is not about poor people...” 3 pp. with signature overleaf‚ 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ a little dusty. Welford Rectory‚ Newbury‚ 9 December 1892. Rare. Henrietta Batson (née Henrietta Mary Blackman‚ 1859-1943)‚ a neglected novelist of the 1890s. Her novel ‘Dark: A Tale of the Down Country’ was published anonymously and concerns the dark side of the rural labouring classes.

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BEERBOHM‚ Sir Henry Maximilian (Max). 17277

BEERBOHM‚ Sir Henry Maximilian (Max).	17277 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Max Beerbohm’‚ to Father Chute‚ returning a book‚ adding that Max and his wife “are going to Switzerland‚ to a mountain top” and look forward to seeing Father Chute again on their return. A good one page example‚ 7 x 5½ inches. Villino Chiaro‚ Rapallo‚ undated. Sir Henry Maximilian Beerbohm (1872-1956)‚ ‘the Incomparable Max’‚ writer and caricaturist. “I ought to have returned this book to you long ago; but I was wishing to read it a second time - so greatly did I enjoy and admire it. It is a strange and lovely work. I wish the writer were still alive.”

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BEGBIE‚ Harold. 16318

BEGBIE‚ Harold.	16318	Original Autograph Manuscript Signed at head‚ about “the Dickens Christmas” [2 pp.]. Together with two Autograph Letters Signed‚ to St. John Adcock‚ Editor of John O’London’s Weekly‚ about verses‚ his work as a journalist‚ hisnovels‚ Israel Zangwill‚ H.W.Massingham‚ etc. 3 items‚ in good condition. Letters 1907 and 1920. Edward Harold Begbie (1871–1929)‚ also known as Harold Begbie‚ English author and journalist who published nearly 50 books and poems and contributed to periodicals. One of the autograph letters is lengthy and amounts to an autobiography‚ describing his family background and his training as a journalist.

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BIKKERS‚ Alexander Van Wyngarden. 5402

BIKKERS‚ Alexander Van Wyngarden.	5402 Autograph Letter Signed‚ discussing his efforts to bring about a better understanding between the British and the Dutch‚ mentioning his weekly columns and much else. 3½ pages 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition. City of London College‚ 52 Leadenhall Street‚ London‚ 11 October 1873. Alexander Van Wyngarden Bickkers‚ philologist and etymologist‚ published a translation of Schleicher's ‘Darwinism tested by the Science of Language’ (1869)‚ The Philosophy of Verbal Monopoly (1869)‚ etc.

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BIRD‚ Isabella Lucy. 16327

BIRD‚ Isabella Lucy.	16327	Autograph Notes‚ unsigned‚ on Sunday travelling in Japan and in the Rocky Mountains. Annotated: “Mrs Bishop’s (Isabella Bird’s) experience regarding Sunday work & travelling‚ written down by herself & given to me‚ June 10 1887. E.H.Sieveking.” 3 pp. 5 x 5 inches‚ with a separate typed transcript‚ in good condition. Dated 1878 in text. Isabella Lucy Bishop‚ née Bird (1832-1904)‚ traveller‚ lecturer and writer‚ and the first woman fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (1892). Her books include Englishwoman in America (1856)‚ The Hawaiian Archipelago (1875)‚ Unbeaten Tracks in Japan (1880)‚ and The Golden Chersonese and the Way thither (1883)‚ an account of her journey in the Malay Peninsula. Sir Edward Henry Sieveking (1816–1904)‚ physician.

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BLACKWOOD‚ John. 14687

BLACKWOOD‚ John.	14687 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to J.Oliphant‚ about a club membership proposal‚ mentioning the snow and other matters. A good one page example‚ 6 x 4 inches. 3 Randolph Crescent [Edinburgh]‚ 23 January 1878. John Blackwood (1818–1879)‚ Scottish publisher‚ younger brother of William Blackwood. He quickly discerned the genius of George Eliot‚ forthwith accepting and publishing in his magazine the first instalment of her earliest fiction the 'Scenes of Clerical Life‚' which had been sent to him without the name of the author‚ for whom thus early he predicted a great career as a novelist.

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BLAKESLEY‚ Joseph Williams. 11008

BLAKESLEY‚ Joseph Williams.	11008 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to ‘Dear Donaldson’‚ discussing iambics‚ shooting parties‚ and “M.Liancoourt’s method”. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ a few light spots‚ generally good. Ware Vicarage‚ 12 July 1854. Joseph Williams Blakesley (1808-1885)‚ tutor at Trinity Cambridge‚ Dean of Lincoln (1872)‚ member of the Apostles Club‚ and friend of Tennyson‚ who addressed Blakesley in one of his earliest published poems‚ ‘Clear-headed friend‚ whose joyful scorn‚ Edged with sharp laughter‚ cuts atwain The knots that tangle human creeds'.

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BLANCHARD‚ Edward Litt Laman. 13400

BLANCHARD‚ Edward Litt Laman.	13400 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to C.H.Ross‚ thanking him for “the kindly and genial notice you have taken of the last Christmas work of Your’s‚ with every good wish for the growing year ...” 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ a few blemishes‚ left edge slightly torn. 6 Adelphi Terrace‚ 8 January 1887. Edward Litt Laman Blanchard (1820-1889)‚ editor and writer‚ contributor to Punch‚ etc. For thirty-seven years he supplied the Drury Lane pantomime.

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BLIND‚ Karl. 11637

BLIND‚ Karl.	11637	A good Autograph Letter Signed‚ to his publisher‚ asking for the return of an unpublished chapter about the period of “Storm and Stress” in Germany (to be incorporated in his forthcoming Reminiscences)‚ with further discussion about England’s difficulties in South Africa and Afghanistan. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. 3 Winchester Road‚ South Hampstead‚ undated. Karl Blind (1826-1907)‚ German political agitator‚ refugee‚ and author of numerous political essays‚ biographies‚ articles on Germanic folklore‚ etc. “At present‚ the terrible complication in China‚ which has no doubt been accelerated by the difficulties in which England is still involved in South Africa‚ threatens to have further dangerous consequences in Afghanistan‚ whose ruler is treated very unwisely by the Government at Simla. The tension between Simla and Kabul is very great. I hear a great deal about it through the former Chief State Secretary (Sultan Mohammed Khan‚ a gifted Indian by birth‚ whom I know intimately)‚ who has been in England for some time‚ and who is on the point of going to Simla‚ and from there to Kabul. Would an article on China‚ Afghanistan‚ and the general situation - perhaps under the title ‘New Storm Clouds’ - be welcome?”

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BLIND‚ Mathilde. 17070

BLIND‚ Mathilde.	17070 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Miss Belloc‚ saying that she has asked too many people to dinner‚ “so as I cant manage it here I am having it at The Criterion‚ Piccadilly Circus‚ instead.” A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches. 26 Manchester Street‚ Sunday‚ undated. Mathilde Blind (1841-96)‚ poet and biographer.

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BRAY‚ Anna Eliza. 11740

BRAY‚ Anna Eliza.	11740	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Hall‚ saying that Murray has going to publish her new work‚ ‘The Revolt of the Protestants of the Cevennes‚ with some account of the Huguenots of the Seventeenth Century’ on the 12th of this month‚ and that a copy will be sent to Hall in the hope of a notice in his “valuable Journal”. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 40 Brompton Crescent‚ 5 November 1870. Anna Eliza Bray (1790-1883)‚ novelist‚ daughter of John Kempe‚ and daughter in law of Thomas Stothard R.A.‚ travelled with her husband Charles Alfred Stothard in 1818 to France. Her first work was entitled ‘Letters written during a Tour in Normandy‚ Brittany‚ &c in 1818’ (published 1820). Her husband was killed by a fall in 1821. Eliza later married the Rev.Edward Atkyns Bray‚ and between 1826 and 1874 issued at least a dozen works of fiction.

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BROOKS‚ Charles William Shirley. 3535

BROOKS‚ Charles William Shirley.	3535 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr.Hewitt‚ explaining that he needs the services of someone who can write shorthand ‘and who would take down from my dictation a book I am composing ...You see one would want a man of some little cultivation’‚ and asking for his help in advertising the position. 2 pp.‚ with an advertisement for the second edition of The Silver Cord pasted on one blank verso‚ traces of mounting. 6 Kent Terrace‚ Regents Park‚ 8 May 1862. Shirley Brooks (1816-74)‚ editor of Punch.

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BROOKS‚ Charles William Shirley. 4458

BROOKS‚ Charles William Shirley.	4458 Autograph Poem‚ ‘Beauty’s Orders’‚ beginning “Three knights are bent at Laura’s knee”‚ Signed’SB’ 2 pp. 9 x 6 inches‚ bearing three stanzas of eight lines each‚ with four line chorus. Occasional light spotting only. The Temple‚ 18 October 1860. Charles William Shirley Brooks (1816-74)‚ editor of Punch‚ poet‚ novelist and essayist‚ has added an extra verse to this album page: “These words were written by Shirley B./ Set to music by poor A.Lee./ Over the leaf there was spilt some tea‚/ So the bard has re-copied them - as you see.”

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BROOKS‚ Shirley. 17222

BROOKS‚ Shirley.	17222	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Frederick William Hamstede‚ secretary of “Our Club”‚ accepting his invitation‚ saying that he is “hard at work upon my new book‚ ‘The Silver Cord’.” A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches. 20 Bouverie Street‚ undated. Charles William Shirley Brooks (1816-74)‚ editor of Punch‚ poet‚ novelist and essayist.

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BROWN‚ George Douglas. 8968

BROWN‚ George Douglas.	8968	Autograph Letter Signed ‘G.D.Brown’‚ to Mr.Smith‚ letting him know that “As those Yankee copies seem a long time in coming across‚ I send you one of the English”. A good one page example 7 x 4½ inches. St John’s Wood‚ London [1901]. George Douglas Brown (1869-1902)‚ pseud. George Douglas‚ Scottish novelist‚ author of The House with the Green Shutters (1901). “You will be glad to know that the book is already in its third edition.”

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BUCHAN‚ John. 14767

BUCHAN‚ John.	14767	Typed Letter Signed ‘John Buchan’‚ to the author Edmund Vale‚ providing a long and devastating critique of the latter’s story‚ Knight’s Gambit‚ and returning the manuscript. 2 pp. 10 x 8 inches‚ in good condition‚ folds. Thomas Nelson & Sons‚ 35 & 36 Paternoster Row‚ London‚ 12 February 1926. John Buchan (1875-1940)‚ Scottish author and statesman‚ later Lord Tweedsmuir‚ Governor General of Canada (1935). “The style is‚ on the whole‚ very slovenly‚except when you are describing nature. The conversations are not well done‚ and the two heroes‚ especially‚ talk in a strain of heavy facetiousness... The writing gives an impression of diffuseness and slackness... The construction‚ too‚ I think‚ is very faulty... The narrative is not nearly clean enough. You must keep the salient lines of a story clear in spite of excursions into detail‚ or you do not give the reader the proper sense of the narrative moving towards a destined end. Even the dramatic climax‚ which is well imagined‚ is not well told.”

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BUCHANAN‚ Robert Williams. 6160

BUCHANAN‚ Robert Williams.	6160 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to W.Davenport Adams‚ permitting him to “Use the poems by all means; I am honoured by your wish to do so”. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ traces of mounting‚ in good condition. 51 Upper Gloucester Place‚ London‚ 18 February [no year given]. Robert Williams Buchanan (1841-1901)‚ poet and novelist‚ wrote for the Athenaum‚ All The Year Round‚ and other periodicals. Satirised Swinburne in The Session of the Poets. Attacked the pre-Raphaelites in his article The Fleshly School of Poetry (1871).

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BURNETT‚ Frances Hodgson. 3078

BURNETT‚ Frances Hodgson.	3078	Quotation from her novel Louisiana [published 1880]‚ being four lines about ‘kin’ spoken by Old Rogers‚ signed ‘Yours sincerely‚ Frances Hodgson Burnett’ and dated. 1 page 7 x 4.5 inches‚ traces of paper adhering to verso where mounted‚ leading to occasional light thinning‚ but of good appearance. June 1893. Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924)‚ novelist‚ author of Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886).

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BURRITT‚ Elihu. 6625

BURRITT‚ Elihu.	6625 Autograph Quotation Signed: ‘“God is Love”; the Light of Love is Peace. Elihu Burritt.’ 3½ x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Chester‚ 14 April 1852. Elihu Burritt (1810-79)‚ ‘The Learned Blacksmith’‚ linguist‚ reformer‚ who organised peace congresses‚ beginning at Brussels in 1848. In 1844 Burritt founded the Christian Citizen‚ and international pacificist weekly newspaper. He travelled to Britain and in 1846 formed the League of Universal Brotherhood.

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BURTON‚ John Hill. 10918

BURTON‚ John Hill.	10918	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to the Right Honorable Gathorne Hardy‚ Principal Secretary of State‚ acknowledging Hardy’s intimation that Her Majesty had approved the appointment of Burton as her Historiographer for Scotland. 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition. Edinburgh‚ 30 August 1867. John Hill Burton (1809-1881)‚ Scottish historian‚ jurist‚ and economist. He was Historiographer Royal 1867-1881.

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BUTLER‚ H.Montagu. 0392

BUTLER‚ H.Montagu.	0392	A good Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Miss Smith‚ commenting on her gift of ‘Typical Selections’‚ and adding his observations on Macaulay‚ Burke and others. 6 pp. 8vo. Harrow‚ 21 December 1869. Henry Montagu Butler (1833-1918) Headmaster of Harrow and Master of Trinity College Cambridge. ‘I think Matthew Arnold somewhere speaks of Burke as on the whole the greatest master of English prose. He has of course Irishisms & divers faults of taste‚ but there is a depth & dignity & ardour about him wh. make him quite my favourite.’

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CALLIMARCHI‚ Princess Anne-Marie. 16672

CALLIMARCHI‚ Princess Anne-Marie.	16672 A long Autograph Letter Signed ‘Anne-Marie’‚ to “Sachie dear” [Sacheverell Sitwell]‚ about the success of his book [Roumanian Journey‚ 1938]‚ making plans for her flght to England. 2 pp. 10 x 8 inches‚ folded‚ one closed tear‚ in good condition. 17 Chausse Kisseleff‚ Bucarest [Roumania]‚ 8 May 1938. Princess Anne-Marie Callimarchi‚ author of Yesterday Was Mine (1949‚ foreword by Sacheverell Sitwell)‚ a memoir recalling her life in Roumania before her flight to London and the confiscation of her estates and property. “But if I don’t come now it will be too late for London‚ where I do hope to be able to settle more & more‚ meet new people‚ make friends & organise my life for some unknown future.”

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CALVERLEY‚ Charles Stuart. 9387

CALVERLEY‚ Charles Stuart.	9387	Autograph Letter Signed ‘C.S.Calverley’‚ to Walter Wren‚ about books and letters‚ describing his enjoyment on reading Jorrocks. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ tipped on to part of an old album page. 17 Devonshire Terrace‚ 15 August 1872. Charles Stuart Calverley (1831-1884)‚ poet and wit‚ author of Translations into English and Latin (1866); Theocritus translated into English Verse in 1869; Fly Leaves (1872); and Literary Remains (1885).

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CARPENTER‚ Edward. 15403

CARPENTER‚ Edward.	15403 Autograph Correspondence Card Signed‚ to Alex Davidson in Aberdeen‚ thanking him for his little book of poems‚ and “indeed I wish you sucess in your difficult quest”. Card 4½ x 3½ inches‚ in good condition. Millthorpe‚ Mountside‚ Guildford‚ 5 October 1925. Edward Carpenter (1844-1929)‚ social reformer and poet‚ author of Towards Democracy (first published 1883).

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CARPENTER‚ Joseph Edwards. 11829

CARPENTER‚ Joseph Edwards.	11829	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to J.Calderwood‚ Northern Mechanics Institute‚ Liverpool‚ discussing Carpenter’s forthcoming lecture on popular fairy mythology (and his travel expenses) and various popular songs. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ with a printed version of Carpenter’s lyric‚ The Kettle On The Hob‚ tipped on to the verso of the address leaf‚ minor defects only. Leamington postmark. Windsor Cottage‚ Leamington Spa‚ 29 August 1846. “... my chief object is to further my songs in a literary point of view.” Joseph Edwards Carpenter (1813-1885)‚ playwright and songwriter. In 1851 Carpenter moved from Leamington to London. He wrote various touring musical entertainments such as The Road‚ the Rail and the River and a Vocal‚ Pictorial‚ and Descriptive Illustration of Uncle Tom's Cabin (1853). A two-act musical drama The Sanctuary and his three-act drama Love and Honour appeared in 1854‚ and a three-act drama of Adam Bede in 1862. He wrote lyrics for over 2500 songs and duets‚ publishing them in Ainsworth's Magazine and other magazines‚ in partnership with various composers including Henry Bishop and Stephen Glover. He wrote the words for What Are The Wild Waves Saying? (1850)‚ suggested by the deathbed scene of little Paul in Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens.

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CLOUGH‚ Arthur Hugh. 17335

CLOUGH‚ Arthur Hugh.	17335	A file of original correspondence between Miss B.A.Clough‚ Miss Katherine Duff‚ The Clarendon Press‚ and others relating to the publication of The Poems of Arthur Hugh Clough‚ also referring to the gift of Arthur Hugh Clough letters and papers to The Bodleian‚ some material to Balliol‚ and related concerns. About 25 letters‚ also relevant reprints from The Book Collector (1974 & 1979)‚ a pencil portrait of Arthur Hugh Clough’s mother‚ a pencil portrait possibly of Blanche Clough. Mostly 1949-1955. Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-1861)‚ poet. The Poems of Arthur Hugh Clough: H. F. Lowry (ed)‚ A. L. P. Norrington (ed)‚ F. L. Mulhauser (ed). Published by Oxford at the Clarendon Press‚ London (1951).

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COBBE‚ Frances Power. 13614

COBBE‚ Frances Power.	13614 Two Autograph Letters Signed‚ both addressed to Mrs Englefield‚ care of the Lady Charlotte Locker‚ making complicated arrangements for their next meeting‚ hoping she is up to coming to the “wilds of Brompton”‚ mentioning other women friends‚ Mrs. Nugent‚ Mrs. Duncan Smith. 2 letters‚ 4½ pages‚ 7 x 4½ inches‚ with the address panels of the envelopes‚ franked and postmarked. 6 and 8 March‚ 1866. Frances Power Cobbe (1822-1904)‚ Irish writer and campaigner for women's rights.

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COOKE‚ Robert. 17221

COOKE‚ Robert.	17221	A series of five Autograph Letters Signed‚ to Frederick William Hamstede‚ secretary of ‘Our Club’‚ discussing club dinners‚ the disputed authorship of a poem read at the Club‚ sad news about “poor Jerrold”‚ suggesting Shirley Brooks joins “the country party”. 12 pp.‚ in good condition. 50A Albemarle Street‚ London‚ 1857-1861. Robert Cooke (1816-1891) John Murray III's cousin‚ joined the publishing firm in 1837. Before this‚ he completed an apprenticeship at the publisher Longmans. After joining the family firm‚ he was made a partner and had a good working relationship with John Murray IV. He was the most important person in the business after Murray himself.

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COTTERELL‚ Constance. 9950

COTTERELL‚ Constance.	9950	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Melrose‚ thanking him for the photographs. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ remains of guard where formerly mounted. York‚ 7 November 1895. Constance Cotterell‚ author. In 1895 she published Summer holidays in North East England‚ Illustrated with photographs by Payne Jennings and comprising views in Northumberland‚ Westmorland‚ Durham and Yorkshire.

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CRAIK‚ Georgiana M. 10455

CRAIK‚ Georgiana M.	10455	Autograph Letter Signed‚ thanking her correspondent for the Tauchnitz copies of ‘Esther Hill’s Secret received two or three days ago. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 72 Bedford Gardens‚ Kensington‚ 25 February 1872. Georgiana M.Craik‚ novelist.

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CURRIE‚ Mary‚ ‘Violet Fane’. 11081

CURRIE‚ Mary‚ ‘Violet Fane’.	11081 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Mary M.Currie’‚ to Mrs. Story [Emma Eames‚ American soprano]‚ explaining that they have only just returned from Naples and therefore could not avail themselves of her kind invitation. 1 page 7 x 4¾ inches‚ one unobtrusive thin. [Rome] 10 May 1900. Violet Fane was the literary pseudonym of Lady Mary Currie‚ née Mary Montgomerie Lamb (1843-1905)‚ novelist‚ poet and essayist. Her husband was ambassador to Rome from 1898 to 1903.

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DAFFORNE‚ James. 6592

DAFFORNE‚ James.	6592 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to John Saddler‚ thanking him for information “about your plate after Doré”. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. The Art Journal‚ 12 September 1874. James Dafforne (1803/4–1880)‚ writer on art‚ joined the staff of the Art Union (later the Art Journal) in 1845‚ and contributed to its pages for thirty-five years‚ until his death. His many books are mainly collections of articles which first appeared in the journal‚ containing pictures and a biographical sketch of the painter. The first to be published was Pictures by Charles Robert Leslie (1872); this was followed by similar books on Sir Edwin Landseer‚ J. M. W. Turner‚ and various popular early Victorian painters.

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DAWSON‚ James. 9863

DAWSON‚ James.	9863	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Jas. Dawson jnr’ to Thomas Gibbons sending him the epitaph of Samuel William Butler‚ Tragedian. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ folds‚ a few minor creases Undated. James Dawson junior (1840-1906)‚ lyric poet‚ son of a farmer at Hartshead‚ Lancashire‚ and a friend of Matthew Arnold. he wrote Facts and Fancies from the Farm; Lyrical Poems (1868).

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DELANE‚ John Thadeus. 12924

DELANE‚ John Thadeus.	12924 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to W.H.Brookfield‚ about republishing an article from the Times‚ requiring him to quote the article “as having originally appeared in the Times”. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. The Times Office‚ 25 December‚ no year given. John Thadeus Delane (1817-1879)‚ editor of The Times.

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DICEY‚ Sir Edward. 0749

DICEY‚ Sir Edward.	0749	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to ‘Dear Ellen’‚ forwarding his Life of Cavour. 3 pp. 5 x 4 inches. Paris‚ 29 August [c.1861]. One of the first books by Sir Edward Dicey (1832-1911): Cavour; A Memoir (1861). ‘If you want anything to send you to sleep‚ I think you will find Cavour’s speeches as dull as you can desire.’

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DICKENS‚ Charles. 16961

DICKENS‚ Charles.	16961	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Charles Dickens’‚ to Major Lake‚ explaining the difficulties attending arranging a meeting‚ not being sure when “my Scotch friend departs for Edinburgh”‚ and needing to stay close to theatres and other public places “within call - like a Surgeon”‚ trusting instead “to our better fortune - Autumn - and India!” 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in superb condition‚ with the original envelope (stamp removed) also signed ‘Charles Dickens’‚ addressed to Major Lake‚ 9 Charles Street‚ St. James’s. Tavistock House‚ 24 April 1853. Charles Dickens (1812-1870)‚ author. The editors of the Dickens Collected Correspondence suggest that the recipient might have been Major Edward John Lake (1823-1877) of the Bengal Engineers‚ a supposition vindicated by Dickens’s reference to India in the above. His ‘Scotch’ guest was John Gordon‚ a radical Scottish lawyer‚ who was known to have been in London at that time. This letter was written during the serial publication of Bleak House‚ the April issue (Part XIV) comprising chapters 43 to 46.

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DICKENS‚ Charles. 17266

DICKENS‚ Charles.	17266	Autograph letter signed ‘Charles Dickens’‚ to "My Dear Boxall"‚ arranging to meet. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ light surface creasing‚ upper edge slightly ragged. Tavistock House‚ 10 May 1858. Charles Dickens (1812-1870)‚ author. The painter William Boxall (1800-1879). later a notable director of the National Gallery‚ had essayed a portrait of Dickens late in 1850‚ but the picture was abandoned as Dickens thought it made him look like a cross between an ugly pugilist and a murderer.

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DOUDNEY‚ Sarah. 13983

DOUDNEY‚ Sarah.	13983	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to an editor‚ regretting the delay in submitting a poem‚ quoting her terms. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ minor blemishes only. 22 Crosfield Road‚ Swiss Cottage‚ 13 October 1893. Sarah Doudney (1843-1926)‚ writer‚ author of numerous stories for girls.

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EBSWORTH‚ Joseph Woodfall. 1304

EBSWORTH‚ Joseph Woodfall.	1304	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to the Editor of the Academy‚ discussing his recent works submitted for review‚ thanking him for recent notices (particularly the Amanda Group of Bagford Poems)‚ and telling him of his recent work on the new series of The Roxburghe Ballads. 4 pp. 4.5 x 7 inches‚ remains of adhesive tape guard in the margin of the final page‚ otherwise good. Molash Vicarage‚ Ashford‚ 14 May 1881. Joseph Woodfall Ebsworth (1824-1908)‚ editor of ballads.

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EDWARDS‚ Henry Sutherland. 15534

EDWARDS‚ Henry Sutherland.	15534 Three Autograph Letters Signed‚ to Moy Thomas‚ on matters of theatrical history‚ mentioning two works of his own‚ “an operetta and a comedy” to be produced at the Crystal Palace. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ toned. 12 Upper Berkeley Street‚ March & July 1886; October 1887. Henry Sutherland Edwards (1828-1906)‚ journalist and author. He was correspondent of The Times at the coronation of Alexander II of Russia‚ in the camp of the insurgents at Warsaw (1862–63)‚ and at German army headquarters during the Franco-Prussian War.

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FANE‚ Julian. 9176

FANE‚ Julian.	9176	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Julian Fane’‚ to ‘mon cher “cousin”’‚ referring to “this odorous city”‚ the departure of Constance and other news‚ concluding with “Lord and Lady B are both very well”. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ traces of an old album page on verso. Vienna‚ 12 October 1865. Julian Henry Charles Fane (1827-1870)‚ poet and diplomat‚ translator of Heine’s Poems‚ friend and literary collaborator of Edward Lytton.

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FARRAR‚ F.W. 11677

FARRAR‚ F.W.	11677	Autograph Letter Signed‚ addressed ‘Dear Madam’‚ thanking her for a biography. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 17 Dean’s Yard‚ Westminster‚ 8 December‚ no year given. Frederic William Farrar (1831-1903)‚ Dean of Canterbury and author of ‘Eric‚ or Little by Little’.

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FARRAR‚ F.W. 537

FARRAR‚ F.W.	537 Autograph Letter Signed‚ expressing admiration for a picture‚ because ‘For many years sea-bathing was my great delight’ and the picture ‘seemed to express the glory & fascination of the summer sea’. 2 pp. 8vo‚ small blank piece excised at left margin‚ otherwise good. The Deanery‚ Canterbury‚ 4 February [after 1895]. Frederic William Farrar (1831-1903)‚ Dean of Canterbury and author of ‘Eric‚ or Little by Little’.

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FERGUSON‚ Mary Catherine. 7444

FERGUSON‚ Mary Catherine.	7444 Autograph Letter Signed ‘M.C.Ferguson’‚ to ‘My dear Isabella’‚ lamenting the death of an uncle‚ and discussing news of family and friends in Dublin. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 20 North Great George’s Street [Dublin]‚ 28 January‚ no year given. Mary Catherine Ferguson [née Guinness]‚ Lady Ferguson (1823–1905)‚ biographer‚ author of The Story of the Irish before the Conquest (1868)‚ and Sir Samuel Ferguson in the Ireland of his Day (1896).

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FOWLER‚ Thomas. 4996

FOWLER‚ Thomas.	4996 Autograph Letter Signed‚ congratulating an undergraduate on his high place in the Examination‚ and suggesting that “you are‚ I think‚ made for a soldier”. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Corpus Christi College‚ Oxford‚ 9 November 1901. Thomas Fowler (1832-1904)‚ philosopher and college head. His works included Elements of Deductive Logic (1867) and Elements of Inductive Logic (1870)‚ which followed the lines of Mill's Logic and were much used as textbooks‚ editions of Bacon's Novum organum (1878) and Locke's Conduct of the Understanding (1881)‚ as well as monographs on Locke (notable for the historical setting of philosophical ideas)‚ Bacon‚ and Shaftesbury and Hutcheson (1882). His Progressive Morality (1884) is a short‚ popular work. The Principles of Morals‚ a more technical work‚ was published in two parts (1886‚ 1887). [ODNB]

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FREEMAN‚ Edward A. 12916

FREEMAN‚ Edward A.	12916 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Macmillan‚ his publisher‚ thanking him for the cheque‚ agreeing to notices in the press‚ confirming that the Essays end with Flavian Caesars‚ asking whether anything can be done for “the Berlin Doctor”‚ and discussing an index. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Wells‚ 10 December 1872. A good letter by the famous historian E.A.Freeman (1823-92)‚ author of The Norman Conquest. “You can get some one to do the Index to Gen. Sketch. but I greatly doubt your finding any one who can do it‚ save myself and Stubbs. Shall your man do one sheet - say a sheet in the middle - that I may judge by.”

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FROUDE‚ J.A. 8374

FROUDE‚ J.A.	8374 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to ‘My dear Macmillan’‚ asking for a couple of copies of his own biography of Bunyan‚ because “People beg the thing of me as a present‚ and being a trifle I cannot refuse”. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches. 5 Onslow Gardens‚ 14 November‚ no year given. James Anthony Froude (1818-94)‚ historian‚ author of Oceana‚ etc. His Life of Bunyan was published by Macmillan in 1880 at 2/6d. Froude lived at 5 Onslow Gardens from 1865 to 1892.

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FROUDE‚ James Anthony. 14780

FROUDE‚ James Anthony.	14780 Autograph Letter Signed‚ thanking his correspondent for the Memoir of the Cromwell family “with Carlyle’s letter about it”. 1¼ pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ a little dusty. Kingsbridge‚ 11 September‚ no year given. James Anthony Froude (1818-94)‚ historian‚ author of Oceana‚ etc.

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FULLERTON‚ Lady Georgiana. 1319

FULLERTON‚ Lady Georgiana.	1319 Autograph Letter‚ in the third person‚ to Mrs. Ness‚ about a case containing a picture which has disappeared in transit. 4 pp. 4 x 6 inches‚ fine. 27 Chapel Street‚ Park Lane‚ undated. Lady Georgiana Fullerton (1812-1885)‚ English novelist.

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GERHARDI‚ William. 16476

GERHARDI‚ William.	16476 Typed Letter Signed‚ to James Leigh‚ Editor of Prediction‚ sending his article ASTRAL PROJECTION IS A FACT. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ light traces of mounting. 8 October 1938. William Alexander Gerhardie or Gerhardi (21 November 1895 – 15 July 1977) was a British (Anglo-Russian) novelist and playwright.

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GILFILLAN‚ George. 11682

GILFILLAN‚ George.	11682	Biblical Quotation (”God so loved the world....”) Signed ‘George Gilfillan’. 2 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ removed from an album. Undated George Gilfillan (1813-1878)‚ Scottish author and poet. He was one of the spasmodic poets‚ and an editor and commentator of earlier British poetry. He is also remembered as the subject of An Address to the Rev. George Gilfillan‚ the first of William McGonagall's poetic productions.

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GOMME‚ Sir Laurence. 6938

GOMME‚ Sir Laurence.	6938 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to the Secretary of the London Institution‚ about a lecture proof. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. On the headed paper of the International Folk-Lore Congress‚ 24 September 1891. Sir (George) Laurence Gomme (1853–1916)‚ public servant and folklorist.

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GORDON-CUMMING‚ Constance Frederica. 14215

GORDON-CUMMING‚ Constance Frederica.	14215 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs. Palmer‚ about “a beloved shabby old black head-dress”‚ which the writer has left behind‚ and describing her visits around Edinburgh. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 1 Douglas Crescent‚ Edinburgh‚ 20 May 1903. C.F.Gordon-Cumming (1837-1924)‚ traveller and author of At Home in Fiji (1881)‚ China (1885) and other works. “I have been staying with the Bartholomews - nice people - he is the great map-maker of the third generation‚ all having the same talent & passion for putting everything into map form - Altitudes‚ Meteorology‚ Flora‚ Fauna ...entailing amazingly elaborate calculations and refinement of work.”

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GRAND‚ Sarah. 14457

GRAND‚ Sarah.	14457	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Sarah Grand’‚ addressed ‘Dear Sir’ [Joseph Collinson of the Humanitarian League]‚ saying she is against flogging‚ but only because it appears to be a half measure. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. The Grey House‚ Langton‚ Tunbridge Wells‚ 17 April 1899. Uncommon. Sarah Grand (born Frances Elizabeth Bellenden Clarke in 1854‚ died 1942)‚ novelist and womens’ rights campaigner‚ author of the best-selling novel‚ The Heavenly Twins. “Certainly I am against flogging and all half measures. A man who outrages women and children is not fit to live‚ and I would put him to a painless death‚ and have done with him.” A note by the recipient indicates ‘”Facts” sent’.

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GRANT‚ James. 0194

GRANT‚ James.	0194	Autograph religious essay‚ signed‚ about ‘the luxury of doing good’. 150 words. 1 page 4to. [London] 25 September 1858. James Grant (1802-79)‚ a Scottish journalist‚ was a devout Calvinist who became editor of the Morning Advertiser from 1851 to 1871. He conducted several London periodicals‚ including The London Saturday Journal and Grant’s London Journal.

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GRAZEBROOK‚ Henry Sydney. 9689

GRAZEBROOK‚ Henry Sydney.	9689	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to J.B.Cardale‚ thanking him for his “patronage of my new book - of which 100 copies only have been printed”‚ and discussing the genealogy of the Bate family. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Middleton Villa‚ Grove Park‚ Chiswick‚ 23 June 1877. Henry Sydney Grazebrook‚ author of genealogical works‚ including The Heraldry of Worcestershire (1870). In 1877 he issued Collections For A Genealogy Of The Noble Families Of Henzey‚ Tyttery‚ And Tyzack.

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GREENE‚ Graham. 16601

GREENE‚ Graham.	16601	Typed Letter Signed ‘Graham Greene’‚ to Philip Dossé‚ editor of Books and Bookmen‚ discussing his reviewing policy‚ suggesting Sybille Bedford might review Greene’s book (probably The Human Factor)‚ with mention of other possible reviewers suggesting Goronwy Rees‚ but not Rebecca West. About 250 words on 1 page 8 x 6 inches‚ in fine condition. La Residence des Fleurs‚ Antibes‚ 23 November 1977. “I dont know who are my principal enemies so I cant suggest any of them to you.” Graham Greene (1904-1991)‚ author. Philip Dossé (d.1980)‚ editor of Books and Bookmen. “I dont really approve of your idea of getting authors to suggest their reviewers ... You are in danger of printing only favourable reviews of fiction.” “Because of the subject of the book it might be interesting to have a review by Goronwy Rees who in his time was connected with intelligence. I dont know in the least what his attitude to me is. Perhaps like Rebecca West he regards me as almost a traitor and I wont go so far as to suggest you send the book to her. Although I met her at lunch the other day and found her an agreeable old lady. Yours ever‚ Graham Greene. P.S. You must take me one day to Christina Foyle’s Abbey!”

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GREENING‚ Edward Owen. 11388

GREENING‚ Edward Owen.	11388	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Robinson‚ discussing the opening of the Industrial Flower Show 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Oak Lawn‚ Belmont Grove‚ Lee‚ Kent‚ but from The Garden Office‚ 9 May 1899. Edward Owen Greening‚ author of The Co-Operative Traveller Abroad (1888)‚ books on gardening‚ etc. He was the subject of a biography in 1923: Edward Owen Greening; A Maker of Modern Co-operation. “I will send you tomorrow a copy of Earl Grey’s Address which was reprinted & published by the Labour Association. You will see how he advises our working-men cooperators to establish recreation grounds. What I am sure you could do with great service would be to explain the principles upon which they may furnish themselves with Gardens of True Taste both individually and Collectively.”

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GREGO‚ Joseph. 16445

GREGO‚ Joseph.	16445	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Crawford Powell‚ offering a discount on his new Rowlandson book‚ ready to forward prospectuses. 2 pp. in his neat distinctive hand‚ 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. 23 Granville Square‚ 4 December 1879. Joseph Grego. (1843 –1908)‚ art collector and exhibitor‚ author and journalist‚ inventor and graphics expert.

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GROSSMITH‚ George. 9264

GROSSMITH‚ George.	9264	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to ‘My dear Lovejoy’‚ about his artist son and his visit to “a Picture Show” in Reading. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ a fine example. Savage Club‚ 371 Strand‚ 19 July 1878. George Grossmith (1847–1912)‚ entertainer and author (with his brother Weedon) of The Diary of a Nobody. From 1877 he took the major comic roles in the operas of Gilbert and Sullivan.

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GROSSMITH‚ Weedon. 9769

GROSSMITH‚ Weedon.	9769	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Weedon Grossmith’‚ to ‘My dear Leader’‚ congratulating him on being elected Royal Academician. A good one page example‚ 6 x 4 inches‚ folds‚ 3 pinholes upper left. The Old House‚ Canonbury Place‚ 4 February‚ no year given. Walter Weedon Grossmith (1854-1919)‚ writer‚ painter‚ actor and playwright‚ best known as co-author of Diary of a Nobody (1892) with his famous brother‚ music hall comedian and Gilbert and Sullivan star‚ George Grossmith. Weedon Grossmith also illustrated the book to much acclaim.

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HARMSWORTH‚ Alfred Charles William‚ 1st Viscount Northcliffe. 5144

HARMSWORTH‚ Alfred Charles William‚ 1st Viscount Northcliffe.	5144 Typed Letter Signed ‘Northcliffe’‚ to Paymaster Charles Webber R.N. at Gosport‚ saying that he has sent Webber’s article to Lord Devonport‚ “but as you have marked your letter ‘private’ I was not able to give your name”. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition. With the original envelope. The Times‚ 22 December 1916. Alfred Charles William Harmsworth‚ 1st Viscount Northcliffe (1865-1922)‚ journalist and newspaper magnate.

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HARRISON‚ Frederic. 0203

HARRISON‚ Frederic.	0203 Autograph Letter Signed‚ thanking his correspondent for the ‘excellent Catalogue of Books for General Readers’. providing a couple of suggestions for improvements‚ and stating that ‘I have many inquiries after cheap editions of popular works’. 1 page 8vo. Fine. 38 Westbourne Terrace‚ London‚ 13 May 1887. Frederic Harrison (1831-1923) philosopher and lawyer.

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HARRISON‚ Frederic. 1605

HARRISON‚ Frederic.	1605	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to a magazine editor‚ declining to review Lord Randolph Churchill’s speeches‚ because ‘Lord R is at present so enigmatical a personage‚ & his utterances are so mixed that I should not like to formulate any opinion about his future‚ and should hesitate either to damage him by my support or to help him by my condemnation’. 2 pp. 7 x 4.5 inches. Westgate-on-Sea‚ 9 January 1889. Frederic Harrison (1831-1923)‚ philosopher and lawyer.

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HARTE‚ Bret. 17177

HARTE‚ Bret.	17177	Autograph Verse‚ being the first stanza of Dickens in Camp‚ commencing: “Above the pines the moon was slowly drifting ...”‚ signed by Bret Harte and dated. 6 x 4 inches. Removed from an album. The verso of the piece has been used for an unrelated letter. In good condition. Crown Point‚ Mass.‚ 7 July 1875. Francis Bret Harte (1836-1902)‚ American author. Dickens in Camp is held by many of Bret Harte’s admirers to be his masterpiece of verse.

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HAWKINS‚ Anthony Hope. 14022

HAWKINS‚ Anthony Hope.	14022 Presentation Autograph: “Yours very truly‚ Anthony Hope Hawkins‚ Author of The Prisoner of Zenda‚ etc.” 4 x 5 inches‚ in good condition. 14 Gower Street‚ undated. Anthony Hope Hawkins (1863-1933)‚ author of The Prisoner of Zenda‚ Rupert of Hentzau‚ and other works.

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HENLEY‚ W.E. 4286

HENLEY‚ W.E.	4286 Autograph Correspondence Card Signed‚ written on both sides‚ to the Editor of The King‚ giving an address for “sending the prints”‚ approving the photograph and the frame‚ and offering belated thanks. 4½ x 3½ inches‚ pinhole‚ generally in good condition. Worthing‚ 25 October 1901. William Ernest Henley (1849-1903)‚ poet‚ playwright‚ critic and editor.

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HEWLETT‚ Maurice Henry. 7603

HEWLETT‚ Maurice Henry.	7603	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Sir Courtenay Ilbert‚ saying that the relief on New Year’s Eve was indescribable‚ and that “we feel deeply grateful‚ even to that criminal lunatic in Germany‚ through whom it was revealed to us”. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition. 7 Northwick Terrace‚ 3 January‚ no year given. Maurice Henry Hewlett (1861-1923)‚ novelist‚ poet and essayist‚ author of The Forest Lovers (1898).

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HILL‚ Alsager Hay. 2353

HILL‚ Alsager Hay.	2353	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to W.J.Loftie‚ asking him to meet J.B.Payne‚ editor of King of Arms (‘very dull reading’)‚ which needed new blood‚ and pointing out an error in Loftie’s notice of Seven Ages of English Pauper; he sends him the latest Labour Agency Prospectus. 1 page 5 x 8 inches‚ oblong‚ some very light soiling‚ traces of mounting. 11 February 1874. Alsager Hay Hill (1839-1906)‚ social reformer‚ poet and author of early pamphlets on the labour movement and the condition of the poor.

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HOEY‚ Frances Sarah Cashel. 6337

HOEY‚ Frances Sarah Cashel.	6337 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Frances Cashel Hoey’‚ asking for the address of the Scottish Temperance League‚ and discussing book reviews. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. 17 Campden Hill Road. 14 July 1869. Frances Sarah Cashel Hoey [née Frances Sarah Johnston] (1830–1908)‚ Irish novelist and nationalist. Frances Hoey's eleven novels‚ published between 1868 and 1886‚ abound in sensational crises and exemplary tragedies of misplaced love.

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HORNE‚ Richard Hengist. 16078

HORNE‚ Richard Hengist.	16078 Autograph Letter Signed ‘R.H.Horne’‚ to Leonard Courtenay M.P.‚ asking him to accept “my last published work”‚ impressed “by the forthright & manly directness of your speech on the condition of Turkey”. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches. 7 Northumberland Street‚ 8 June 1877. Richard Henry ‘Hengist’ Horne (1803-1884)‚ English writer‚ served in the Mexican Navy‚ and returned to publish the epic Orion in 1843 at the price of one farthing‚ to show his contempt of a public that would not buy poetry. From 1852 to 1869 he was in Australia. His books include ‘A New Spirit of the Age’ (1844).

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HUGHES‚ Rupert. 4446

HUGHES‚ Rupert.	4446	Autograph Correspondence Card signed ‘Rupert Hughes’‚ thanking James Murphy for his amusing letter and “I trust that all the pink spots have vanished and everything is couleur de rose”. 6 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. Los Angeles‚ 3 September 1931. Rupert Hughes (1872-1906)‚ American author.

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HUGHES‚ Thomas. 0224

HUGHES‚ Thomas.	0224 Autograph Inscription Signed‚ on small album leaf (collected by Mary Oxenden‚ daughter of Bishop Oxenden): ‘I have left my umbrella at home. It is raining! Moral. Never again trust a Saint not in the regular Calendar.’ 1 page‚ sm. 4to. In good condition. Chester Palace‚ St. Swithins Day‚ 1890. Thomas Hughes (1822-1896) was the author of ‘Tom Brown’s Schooldays’ (1856).

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HUGHES‚ Thomas. 11954

HUGHES‚ Thomas.	11954	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs. Merivale‚ sending a list of likely investments for her daughter‚ mentioning “the Cotton Mill we are just starting...” 2 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ folds‚ in good condition. Stoke‚ Chester‚ undated. Thomas Hughes (1822-1896)‚ the author of ‘Tom Brown’s Schooldays’ (1856).

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INGHAM‚ Sarson C. 4080

INGHAM‚ Sarson C.	4080 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Sarson C.Ingham’‚ addressed “Chère petite amie”‚ saying that she is a prisoner as a result of an inflamed foot‚ asking her correspondent to call. 3 pp. 4½ x 3½ inches‚ second leaf laid down on part of album page. Newbury‚ 11 November 1874. Sarson C.Ingham‚ woman novelist‚ author of Adelaide’s Treasure (1880)‚ Eleanor’s Ambition (1885)‚ Esther Lovell (1890)‚ etc. “If you will come and have a cup of tea with me at five o’clock we can chat over as much congenial rubbish as we like‚ for neither Papa nor Mamma will be in.”

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JEPSON‚ Edgar. 16774

JEPSON‚ Edgar.	16774	Three Autograph Letters Signed ‘Edgar Jepson’‚ to W.Colles‚ the literary agent‚ about the sale of The Mystery Of The Myrtles‚ the sale of English serial rights for books such as The Infernal Machine‚ the placing of a short story‚ and similar matters. 3 letters‚ 3 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ a few blemishes only‚ receipt stamps. Bedford Park and Kenilworth‚ 1908-1909. Edgar Alfred Jepson (1863-1938)‚ English writer of detective fiction‚ sometimes under the name 'R. Edison Page'. He also wrote supernatural and fantasy stories.

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JOHNSON‚ John. 2539

JOHNSON‚ John.	2539 Typed Letter Signed‚ to Mr.Bramley‚ saying that ‘these two middle-sized sacks’ contained nothing of topographical interest‚ no archives or deeds‚ and what remained was ‘roughly of the first half of the nineteenth century’. 1 page 9 x 7 inches. Oxford‚ 10 January 1950. John Johnson (1882-1956)‚ printer.

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JONES‚ Henry. 16603

JONES‚ Henry.	16603	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Henry Jones’‚ to the writer of a letter to The Field‚ stating that “Your letter calling attention to the want of uniformity at whist‚ and to the state of the laws is before me”‚ discussing factors for and against the proposed scheme‚ but concluding “I feel pretty confident no steps will be taken”. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ old repairs‚ otherwise good. 22 Albion Street‚ Hyde Park‚ 16 January 1891. Uncommon. Henry Jones (1831 – 1899) was an English writer under the name "Cavendish"‚ an authority on whist and other card games‚ tennis and other lawn games.

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KEATING‚ H.R.F. 15237

KEATING‚ H.R.F.	15237 Autograph Manuscript Signed ‘H.R.F.Keating’‚ for presentation‚ being a long extract from Inspector Ghote Trusts the Heart‚ beginning: “It was the tailor. He was standing as he had done the day before ...” About 30 lines on 1 page‚ A4 headed paper‚ in fine condition. Undated. Henry Reymond Fitzwalter "Harry" Keating (1926 – 2011) was an English crime fiction writer most notable for his series of novels featuring Inspector Ghote of the Bombay CID.

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KINGLAKE‚ A.W. 0154

KINGLAKE‚ A.W.	0154	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs. Osborne‚ about the use of his influence within the Foreign Office. 4 pp. 8vo. In good condition. 12 St. James’s Place‚ 11 April 1866. Alexander Kinglake (1809-1891) historian and author of The Invasion of the Crimea. Kinglake was M.P. for Bridgewater from 1857 to 1868. ‘I cannot think of any channel through which I could help Mr Rudolph to attain his objects; for‚ although I could of course ask Layard‚ the under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to do what you wish‚ I gather from what you say that the official channel would be barred ... ’

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KINGLAKE‚ A.W. 16506

KINGLAKE‚ A.W.	16506 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Lady Layard‚ accepting her kind invitation. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine‚ with the original franked envelope. 28 Hyde Park Place‚ 7 March 1887. Alexander Kinglake (1809-1891)‚ historian‚ author of The Invasion of the Crimea. His first literary venture had been Eothen‚ a very popular work of Eastern travel‚ published in 1844; but his magnum opus was his Invasion of the Crimea‚ in 8 volumes‚ published from 1863 to 1887‚ one of the most effective works of its class. It has been accused of being too favourable to Lord Raglan‚ and unduly hostile to Napoleon III‚ for whom the author had an extreme aversion. The town of Kinglake in Victoria‚ Australia‚ and the adjacent National Park is named after him.

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KINGLAKE‚ A.W. 5529

KINGLAKE‚ A.W.	5529 A good Autograph Letter Signed‚ explaining why he is minded not to present his works to the Adelphi Club. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 28 Hyde Park Place‚ 1 June 1868. Alexander Kinglake (1809-1891)‚ historian‚ author of The Invasion of the Crimea. “The working classes have been so besprinkled with ‘tracts’ & other indoctrinating publications that I imagine they have a not unwise suspicion‚ by this time‚ of every publication presented to them gratuitously.”

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KINGSLEY‚ Charles. 14991

KINGSLEY‚ Charles.	14991 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to “My dear Macmillan”‚ sending the final draft of ‘Alexandria & her Schools‚ being 4 lectures &c &c.’ 1 page 7 x 4½ inches. Torquay‚ 21 March 1854. Charles Kingsley (1819-75)‚ author of The Water Babies. “Read the Enclosed‚ wh I think is definitive. I will put a short preface‚ nevertheless ...”

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KORTRIGHT‚ Fanny Aikin. 13517

KORTRIGHT‚ Fanny Aikin.	13517 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Longfellow‚ explaining why she has dedicated her latest book to him. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ surface dust soiling‚ filing hole. Together with the Bristol Observer obituary of Miss Aiken-Kortright. Edith Road‚ West Kensington‚ 18 February 1881. Frances Isabella Staveley Berkeley Wood Kortright [pseud. Fanny Aikin Kortright] (1821–1900)‚ author and anti-suffragist. Her first novel‚ Anna Sherwood (1857)‚ published by Richard Bentley‚ appeared under the pseudonym Berkeley Aikin. It drew on her own experiences‚ and dwelt on the travails of a governess and the rough treatment which the world accorded to single gentlewomen with little money. Kortright's religious beliefs and philanthropic activities informed her best-known work‚ Pro Aris et Focis: the True Rights of Women (1869)‚ dedicated to Anna Maria Hall‚ a Kensington neighbour. “My excuse is this: to your kind appreciation of my last novel‚ ‘He that overcometh’‚ I owe the courage which has enabled me to produce my thirteenth fiction; but for your words I should have laid down my tired pen for ever ...”

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LATHAM‚ Robert Gordon. 5354

LATHAM‚ Robert Gordon.	5354 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Adam Black & Co.‚ the Edinburgh publishers‚ forwarding a manuscript‚ and discussing “the space I expect to require remaining”. 1 page 8 x 8½ inches‚ folds‚ traces of mounting. 23 January 1854. Robert Gordon Latham (1812-1888)‚ ethnologist and philologist‚ revised Johnson’s Dictionary of the English Language (1870).

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LAVER‚ James. 13384

LAVER‚ James.	13384	Holograph Review [for Books and Bookmen]‚ Signed ‘James Laver’‚ of two books: Dress in Italian Painting 1460-1500‚ by Elizabeth Birberi; Fashion Illustrated‚ by Deborah Torrens. 5 pp. 12 x 8 inches‚ in good condition. [1975] James Laver (1899–1975) was an author‚ art historian‚ and museum curator who acted as Keeper of Prints‚ Drawings and Paintings for the Victoria and Albert Museum between 1938 and 1959. He was also an important and pioneering fashion historian.

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LEAVIS‚ F.R. 16540

LEAVIS‚ F.R.	16540	A series of 27 original Autograph Letters Signed‚ all to Philip Dossé‚ editor of Books and Bookmen‚ discussing books to be reviewed for that magazine‚ mentioning Wittgenstein‚ Forster‚ Robinson on Chomsky‚ and others‚ recommending reviewers‚ referring to himself as “Puritano frenetico”‚ with mention of his sons‚ his full schedule‚ travels and much else. 27 letters‚ 40 pp.‚ various sizes‚ legible‚ in good condition. Cambridge‚ 1972-1976. Frank Raymond "F. R." Leavis‚ CH (1895 – 1978) was an influential British literary critic. “Forster’s ‘book’ has just come. I suppose Arnold know their business & they won’t lose on it! Incredible‚ really. ...the book is too silly; it contains nothing to argue with‚ or about. I don’t want to waste on it‚ at any time‚ observations about ‘the novel’ - or EMF or Kings - that would properly belong to a more serious ‘taking of opportunities’ ... Give the word‚ & I’ll send Aspects back to you.” “The very few young philosophers I’ve had any contact with know my attitude‚ & sometimes explicitly endorse my low opinion of Philosophy Departments. It’s only recently that I’ve had any attention from established philosophers‚ & what they say (respectfully) confirms my anti-philosophy - for I’m an anti-philosopher. (My next book says so).”

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LEE‚ Sidney. 2665

LEE‚ Sidney.	2665 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to ‘Dear Sir’ [Rupert Simms]‚ praising his provisional Bibliotheca Staffordiensis and providing information on Nicholas Breton and two others. 2 pp. 7 x 4.5 inches‚ in good condition. Dictionary of National Biography‚ 15 Waterloo Place‚ 13 September 1892. Sir Sidney Lee (1859-1926)‚ editor of the Dictionary of National Biography‚ and author of a standard Life of Shakespeare.

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LEE‚ Sidney. 3365

LEE‚ Sidney.	3365	Letter Signed‚ sending a list [not present] of ‘the hundred greatest Englishmen in all fields of great achievement’‚ explaining that he has included three women‚ Queen Elizabeth‚ George Eliot‚ and Mrs.Siddons‚ but putting forward three substitute men if ‘convenience dictates the omission of women’: Lord Burghley‚ Oliver Goldsmith‚ and Edmund Kean. 2 pp. in a secretarial hand‚ signed by Lee. 7 x 4.5 inches. In fine condition. Dictionary of National Biography‚ 13 October 1899. Sir Sidney Lee (1859-1926)‚ editor of the Dictionary of National Biography‚ and author of a standard Life of Shakespeare.

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LEIGH‚ Percival. 14995

LEIGH‚ Percival.	14995 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to George Bowes‚ thanking him for the Westminster Play ticket. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches. Oak Cottage‚ King Street‚ Hammersmith‚ 7 December 1851. “Hoping that your will gain kudos by your performance...” Percival Leigh (1813-1889)‚ comic writer.

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LEVI‚ Leone. 7307

LEVI‚ Leone.	7307	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Leone Levi’‚ to Professor Oliver‚ about the departure of M.Balange to Paraguay. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ traces of mounting at corners‚ a few light stains. 10 Farrars Building‚ Temple‚ 16 July 1873. Leone Levi (1821–1888)‚ jurist‚ political economist‚ and statistician‚ author of the History of British Commerce (1872).

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LONGFELLOW‚ Henry W. 12498

LONGFELLOW‚ Henry W.	12498 Autograph Note (unsigned)‚ evidently to a child‚ about two dolls. 5 x 2¾ inches‚ with child’s writing in pencil on both sides‚ pinholes‚ otherwise in good condition. Undated. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)‚ American poet‚ author of The Song Of Hiawatha. “Lily is a very large doll‚ and has consequently to be taken out alone. Fanny is the doll whose birth-day is kept.”

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LONGFELLOW‚ Henry W. 9541

LONGFELLOW‚ Henry W.	9541	Autograph Letter Signed ‘H.W.Lo’ to ‘My Dear Greene’. 1 page 5 x 4 inches‚ some light taces of mounting. 1 June 1876. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)‚ American poet‚ author of The Song Of Hiawatha. “This should have gone this morning‚ instead of the Postal Card. I come back much better than I went. Change of air and scene did it.”

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LORD‚ Maria L. 4615

LORD‚ Maria L.	4615 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs.Turle‚ hoping to be able to meet her in the summer. 1 page 6 x 4 inches‚ fine. Clementhorpe‚ St.Albans‚ undated. Maria L.Lord‚ Victorian writer under the pseudonym of Sydney Christian‚ author of An Obstinate Parish (1899)‚ Lydia (1893)‚ etc.

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LOWE‚ James. 10972

LOWE‚ James.	10972	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to ‘Dear Francis’‚ about Madame Ristori and ‘Gye’ (Madame Albani?)‚ commenting‚ “Why is not Sala here to give us some delicious ravings in her honour?” 1½ pages‚ in good condition‚ remains of guard. Critic Office‚ 22 July 1856. James Lowe (d.1865)‚ journalist and translator‚ editor of The Critic (1843-63)‚ and one of the first members of the Savage Club.

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LUMSDEN‚ James. 15408

LUMSDEN‚ James.	15408	Three lengthy Begging Letters Signed ‘James Lumsden’‚ sending his recent book to two clergymen and one other‚ and soliciting donations‚ repeating the sad tale of the circumstances leading to Lumsden being “totally ruined”. 3 pp. 10 x 8 inches. 1891‚ 1894‚ 1897. James Lumsden (1839 – 1909)‚ pseud. Samuel Mucklebackit‚ was the ‘author’ of several books of poetry and short tales written in a Scots’ idiom in the second half of the nineteenth century. Samuel Mucklebackit was heavily influenced by Robert Burns and Robert Fergusson‚ and when on form was able to inject humour and telling observation into his poems. His poetic subjects were the events‚ people and places of East Lothian with diversions into the wider world.

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MACKENZIE‚ Compton. 16485

MACKENZIE‚ Compton.	16485 Typed Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Fothergill‚ discussing Hewlett’s work and adding that “Octave Five will be out in February and Six is already written”. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ a few light creases only. Edinburgh‚ 30 December 1965. Compton Mackenzie (1883-1972)‚ novelist.

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MACMILLAN‚ Alexander. 7717

MACMILLAN‚ Alexander.	7717	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr.Christie‚ discussing the public recognition of Mr.Thoms (antiquary‚ editor of Notes and Queries). 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ black edges‚ in good condition. Macmillan & Co.‚ 16 Bedford Street‚ Covent Garden‚ 22 September 1872. Alexander Macmillan (1815-1896)‚ joint founder‚ with his brother Daniel‚ of the publishing house of Macmillan & Co.

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MALLOCK‚ W.H. 0185

MALLOCK‚ W.H.	0185	Autograph Letter Signed‚ thanking his correspondent for his book and giving his views on the Baconian controversy. 3 pp. 8vo. Bachelors Club‚ 4 December 1901. W.H.Mallock (1849-1923) author of The New Republic (1877). ‘All I feel entitled to say‚ on my own account‚ and from my own knowledge‚ is that the theory of this bi-literal‚ and strictly typographical cypher‚ as explained and applied by Mr. Gallup‚ has so much prima facie evidence in its favour‚ that it deserves to be studied by typographical experts.’

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MALLOCK‚ W.H. 14973

MALLOCK‚ W.H.	14973 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to “My dear Charles”‚ about the election‚ politics‚ work on Ezekiel‚ and much else. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ annotation by recipient. Ardverikie‚ Kingussie‚ 27 September 1883. W.H.Mallock (1849-1923)‚ author of The New Republic (1877). “I hope‚ if you do fall‚ you will find what you fall on‚ pleasant. I should like to fall on a good bag of money.”

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MANNING‚ Anne. 0796

MANNING‚ Anne.	0796	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to George Virtue‚ asking for information on the law of copyright as regards music: ‘for instance‚ whether songs‚ &c of 25 or 30 years’ standing are common property’. 1 page 6 x 4 inches. Fine Reigate Hill‚ Surrey‚ 5 March 1861. Anne Manning (1807-79)‚ writer.

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MANNING‚ Anne. 1846

MANNING‚ Anne.	1846	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Miss Armytage‚ hoping that she liked ‘Miss Tomalin’s specimen scrap’‚ adding that she fears ‘this illumination mania will swallow up time that might be more profitably employed’. 1 page 6 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. Reigate Hill‚ 5 March [no year given]. Anne Manning (1807-79) was a prolific writer‚ well known for her historical tales of the sixteenth century.

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MARSH‚ Catherine. 16046

MARSH‚ Catherine.	16046	Autograph Letter Signed‚ making arrangements for “a tea-party for the Wives‚ & Widows‚ of Beddington”. 3 pp. 5 x 3½ inches‚ traces of mounting‚ otherwise good. Beddington Rectory‚ 24 September‚ no year given. Catherine Marsh (1818-1912)‚ prolific novelist‚ and author of Memorials of Captain Hedley Vicars and of English Hearts and English Hands. She was the daughter of William Marsh‚ the rector of Beddington. Catherine Marsh worked for the improvement of the working classes‚ particularly during the cholera epidemic of 1866.

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MARSH‚ Catherine. 2135

MARSH‚ Catherine.	2135 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Miss House‚ passing on some literature to an acquaintance and her children‚ ‘for the sound of their enjoying laugh at our little narratives refreshes me still’. 4 pp. 5.5 x 3.5 inches‚ remains of guard‚ otherwise good. Beckenham Rectory‚ undated. Catherine Marsh‚ prolific novelist‚ and author of Memorials of Captain Hedley Vicars and of English Hearts and English Hands.

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MARTINEAU‚ Harriet. 14988

MARTINEAU‚ Harriet.	14988 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Hammond‚ thanking him for the “delectable basket”‚ reminiscing‚ quoting Sydney Smith‚ relishing “the beauty I see from my own windows”‚ the presence of her nieces‚ and much else. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ folds‚ in good condition‚ attractive pictorial writing paper showing The Knoll‚ Ambleside. 2 October 1855. A fine letter by Harriet Martineau (1802-76)‚ writer‚ author of Illustrations of Political Economy (1832)‚ Society in America (1837)‚ and Deerbrook (1839). “I wonder whether you sport your divinity vandyked full in Jersey.”

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MARYAN‚ M. 12450

MARYAN‚ M.	12450	Autograph Letter Signed ‘M.Maryan’‚ to ‘Mademoiselle’‚ exchanging compliments about literature‚ pleased to know such a sympathetic reader‚ sending her autograph. In French. 3 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ tipped into paper folder. St Servan‚ 1 April 1891. M.Maryan‚ a pseudonym (derived from the Christian name of her English grandmother‚ mentioned in this letter) adopted by Marie Deschard (1847-1927)‚ prolific romantic novelist.

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MASON‚ A.E.W. 14125

MASON‚ A.E.W.	14125 Presentation Autograph Signature: “yours very sincerely‚ A.E.W.Mason‚ author of The 4 Feathers”. 4 x 5½ inches‚ fine. New Grove‚ Petworth‚ 7 January 1926. A.E.W.Mason (1865-1948)‚ English novelist and playwright.

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MASSON‚ David. 2637

MASSON‚ David.	2637 Autograph Letter Signed‚ explaining at length that the pressure of University work will prevent him attending the annual dinner of the Manchester Edinburgh University Club. 2 pp. 7 x 4.5 inches‚ some very light soiling‚ otherwise good. University‚ Edinburgh‚ 26 September 1894. David Masson (1822-1907)‚ Scottish scholar and literary critic.

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MASSON‚ David. 9307

MASSON‚ David.	9307 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to M.Patrick‚ agreeing to help with the Collection of Songs. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ left margin slightly ragged. Edinburgh‚ 25 October 1888. David Masson (1822-1907)‚ Scottish scholar and literary critic.

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MEREDITH‚ George. 16120

MEREDITH‚ George.	16120 Autograph Postcard Signed ‘George M’‚ in French‚ making arrangements to meet: “C’est à vous à choisir ...” 4½ x 3½ inches‚ tears and a pinhole‚ other blemishes‚ laid down. May 1897. The uncommon autograph of George Meredith (1828-1909)‚ novelist and poet.

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MERIVALE‚ Charles. 9859

MERIVALE‚ Charles.	9859	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to ‘My dear Babington’‚ asking him to locate various named titles on the Dacian Campaign in the library‚ and “any other book of authority on the tography of these regions”. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Lawford‚ 28 February 1860. Charles Merivale (1808-1893)‚ historian. His principal work was A History of the Romans under the Empire‚ in seven volumes‚ which came out between 1850 and 1862.

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MERIVALE‚ Herman 10516

MERIVALE‚ Herman	10516	Autograph Letter Signed ‘H.Merivale’‚ to Mrs. Marsh‚ making arrangements for his visit. 2 pp. 7¼ x 4½ inches‚ second leaf laid down‚ in good condition. India Office‚ 1853. Herman Merivale (1806-74)‚ Professor of Political Economy at Oxford‚ Under-Secretary for India‚ author. “Are you at home? and not engaged in military manoeuvres? and not full of shooting friends?” “Mrs Merivale is at Malvern & I am representing India all by myself.”

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MICHELSEN‚ Edward Henry. 9764

MICHELSEN‚ Edward Henry.	9764 Autograph Letter Signed‚ correcting a Greek spelling‚ mentioning his beautiful “specimens of the Lilia”‚ and saying that he is engaged in a new work: the political and natural History of Marocco. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Undated‚ watermark 1855. Edward Henry Michelsen (1795-1870)‚ author.

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MOORE‚ Frank Frankfort. 16828

MOORE‚ Frank Frankfort.	16828 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to ‘My dear Fisher’‚ asking for a paragraph to inserted‚ paying a compliment to the surgeon who had skilfully operated on the abscess in his tear-duct‚ regretting that Fisher is leaving the Authors Club. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ lightly toned. 17 Pembroke Road‚ Earl’s Court‚ 18 March 1899. Frank Frankfort Moore (1855–1931)‚ Irish dramatist‚ biographer‚ novelist and poet. Born in Limerick‚ Ireland‚ Moore worked as a journalist (1876–92) before gaining fame as an author of fiction.

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MORLEY‚ John. 1131

MORLEY‚ John.	1131	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to ‘My dear Russell’‚ arranging a meeting and mentioning that ‘At this moment I am hard at work on Cobden’s Life’. 2 pp. 7 x 4.5 inches. Kingussie‚ 21 August 1881. John Morley (1838-1923)‚ statesman and man of letters.

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MORLEY‚ John. 14139

MORLEY‚ John.	14139 Two Autograph Letters Signed‚ to Mr. Paton‚ accepting an invitation‚ and discussing a manuscript submitted for publication. 2 letters‚ 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. London‚ 1883-1884. John Morley (1838-1923)‚ statesman and man of letters. “Is ‘Bimini’ the piece about which you wrote to me? If so will you kindly send me the name and address of the young lady‚ and at the same time reproach her for her perversity in not putting the same on the MS. What trouble do people give to us editors by this vexatious trick!”

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MOTLEY‚ John Lothrop. 4474

MOTLEY‚ John Lothrop.	4474 Autograph Quotation Signed ‘J.L.Motley’ and dated‚ from the final paragraph of his concluding remarks on William the Silent from The Rise of the Dutch Republic‚ beginning “He went through life‚ bearing the load of a people’s sorrows...” 56 words on 1 album page‚ 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition. London‚ 18 March 1861. John Lothrop Motley (1814-1877)‚ American historian‚ author of The Rise of the Dutch Republic (1856) and other works. “He went through life‚ bearing the load of a people’s sorrows upon his shoulders with a smiling face. Their name was the last word upon his lips‚ save the simple affirmative‚ with which the soldier who had been battling for the right all his life time‚ commended his soul in dying to “his great captain‚ Christ”.”

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MURRAY‚ John. 12974

MURRAY‚ John.	12974 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to General Sir Robert Gardiner‚ thanking him for “the luminous pamphlet”‚ discussing events in India‚ the British occupation‚ etc. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ with three lines and signature overleaf‚ fine. Albemarle Street‚ 27 March [probably 1857-58]. Probably John Murray (1808-92)‚ publisher‚ son of John Murray (1778-1843). “Are we entitled to expect any thing more than tacit obedience from a subject people ...? General Sir Robert Gardiner had written pamphlets on the cause of the Indian Mutiny.

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MURRAY‚ John. 16830

MURRAY‚ John.	16830 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Sir Edwin Arnold‚ giving advice on the publishing of the “Voyage of Ithobal”‚ the print run‚ costs‚ binding‚ commission‚ etc.‚ explaining the importance of high standards as far as books of poems are concerned. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ filing hole‚ in good condition. 50 Albermarle Street‚ 30 May 1901. Sir John Murray IV (1851–1928)‚ publisher. “I can assure you that even in the case of so well known a writer as yourself‚ the general appearance of a book of poems is severely criticized by the booksellers and the public‚ and to run any risk of turning out the book shabbily would be to endanger one of its best advertisements.”

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MURRAY‚ John. 16831

MURRAY‚ John.	16831 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to G.T.Clough‚ discussing a new edition of Crowe and Cavalcaselle. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. With the envelope (stamp removed). 50 Albemarle Street‚ 1 February 1901. Sir John Murray IV (1851–1928)‚ publisher.

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NEWBOLT‚ Sir Henry. 7406

NEWBOLT‚ Sir Henry.	7406	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to his cousin Louise‚ discussing her friend and correspondence‚ with a reference to A.E.Housman. 2 pp. 5 x 8 inches‚ folded‚ in good condition. The Monthly Review‚ 50A Albemarle Street‚ London‚ 9 February 1903. Sir Henry Newbolt (1862-1938)‚ poet. “I had a glorious card from the Shropshire Lad‚ and I shall certainly write to him some day if I live long enough.” Newbolt was editor of The Monthly Review during its four years existence‚ 1900-1904.

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NEWMARCH‚ William. 9607

NEWMARCH‚ William.	9607	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Wm. Newmarch’‚ to the Revd. A.W.Worthington‚ about the placing of Worthington’s “Paper on Penny Banks”‚ assuring him it would be acceptable‚ although “we have already before us a good many Papers”. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ folds‚ left margin slightly ragged‚ light creasing only. Statistical Section F‚ Thursday 13 September‚ no year given. Uncommon. William Newmarch (1820-1882)‚ economist and statistician‚ author of a History of Prices and other works.

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NICHOLS‚ John Gough. 2537

NICHOLS‚ John Gough.	2537 Autograph Letter Signed to E.Walford‚ forwarding a letter‚ which had not been answered ‘for it arrived when were in a state of despondency as The Register’‚ assuring Walford that the following week ‘our Office will be much at your service‚ with very little else to do’. 2 pp. 7 x 4.5 inches‚ in good condition. Undated‚ probably 1869 [paper watermarked 1867]. John Gough Nichols (1806-1873)‚ printer and antiquary. The letter probably refers to the short-lived Register and Magazine of Biography (1869). In 1829 he compiled an important book of autograph facsimiles: Autographs of Royal‚ Noble‚ Learned‚ and Remarkable Personages conspicuous in English History.

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NISBET‚ Hume. 17112

NISBET‚ Hume.	17112	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to William Downing‚ sending “for your inspiration” some original designs for frontispieces and title pages of seven more of his Romances. 1 page 8 x 7½ inches‚ some blank areas neatly trimmed‚ in good condition. 5 Cambridge Mansions‚ Bromells Road‚ Clapham‚ 30 August 1900. Uncommon. Hume Nisbet (1849-1921)‚ Scottish writer and artist‚ paid several visits to Australia and New Guinea. Several of his popular novels are coloured by his Australian experiences. Miller in his Australian Literature lists about 40 novels published between 1888 and 1905‚ such as The Savage Queen: A Romance of the Natives of Van Diemen's Land. During the next 10 years he published a few more books including Hathor and Other Poems‚ which appeared as the first volume of his poetic and dramatic works in 1905.

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NORTON‚ Caroline. 16744

NORTON‚ Caroline.	16744 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Caroline Norton’‚ addressed ‘Dear Sir’‚ evidently a distinguished visitor from overseas‚ regretting she was not in when he called‚ making other arrangements‚ hoping he can meet Thomas Moore‚ the poet. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ coloured floral decoration on first page‚ filigree borders‚ a few minor repairs. Undated. Caroline Norton (1808-77)‚ Irish poet and novelist. “I have asked our Poet & Musician‚ Moore‚ to meet you‚ but I have not yet learned whether he stays so long in town.

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O’DONOGHUE‚ John. 16323

O’DONOGHUE‚ John.	16323	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Pat Lawlor in New Zealand‚ thanking him for the review of ‘In a Quiet Land’‚ and confirming the influence of Synge’s plays. 1 page 10 x 8 inches‚ folded‚ in good condition‚ with the original envelope. Swanley‚ Kent‚ 4 March 1958. John O'Donoghue was born in 1900. In his early years he lived‚ a barefoot peasant boy‚ in a two-room cottage in Kerry. In A Quiet Land was written‚ and re-written‚ during a period of over more than twenty years. Synge’s plays “make me feel at home among the kind simple-minded people I knew in Kerry and in the Counties of Dubln and Wicklow as well.”

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PANIZZI‚ Sir Anthony. 16566

PANIZZI‚ Sir Anthony.	16566 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Sir Benjamin Hawes‚ returning a medal as the the British Museum already possesses an example. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ foxing along folds only‚ otherwise in good condition. Docketed by Hawes “Stewart Medal of 1750”. British Museum‚ 23 January 1861. Sir Anthony Panizzi (1797-1879)‚ Italian bibliographer‚ chief librarian of the British Museum from 1856. On the integral leaf is a letter from Samuel Birch‚ Keeper of Antiquities‚ to Panizzi: “The medal offered by Sir Benjamin Hawes is in the Collections of the Museum. Mr [Edward] Hawkins (1780-1867‚ numismatist) informs me that it was engraved in England by Pingo and that he has published an account of it in Notes & Queries ... where will be found an account of a number struck in this country‚ and the prices paid.”

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PARR‚ Louisa. 1603

PARR‚ Louisa.	1603	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Edward Arnold‚ the publisher‚ about his proposal for the publication of ‘The Follies of Fashion’ and a history of Kensington‚ and the possibility of collaboration with Austin Dobson or Andrew Lang on the latter. 4 pp. 6 x 4 inches. Fine. 18 Upper Phillimore Place‚ Kensington‚ 27 November 1902. Louisa Parr (d.1903)‚ novelist.

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PATMORE‚ Coventry. 17211

PATMORE‚ Coventry.	17211 Autograph Letter Signed ‘C.Patmore’‚ to Mrs. Bishop‚ recounting his visit to Oxford and Cambridge for “a little series of dinners”‚ thanking her for “the very flattering notice of St. Bernard”‚ and referring to “the long periods between my poetical crises - which occur‚ on an average‚ once n five years”. 3 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ in very good condition‚ light traces of mounting. Hastings‚ 16 May 1881. Coventry Patmore (1823-1896)‚ poet.

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PHILLIPS‚ Samuel. 6825

PHILLIPS‚ Samuel.	6825 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to ‘My dear Layard’ (Sir Austen Henry Layard‚ excavator of Nineveh)‚ making the arrangements for a committee meeting and a lecture. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Sydenham‚ 10 April 1854. Samuel Phillips (1814–1854)‚ journalist and novelist‚ author of Caleb Stukely (1844). About 1845 he obtained an appointment on the staff of The Times as a writer of literary reviews‚ and this post he filled for the rest of his life. He was literary director at the Crystal Palace‚ and wrote a Guide to the Crystal Palace and Park and Portrait Gallery of the Crystal Palace (1854). In August 1853 he suggested the formation of a society for promoting Assyrian archaeological exploration‚ and in a short time a staff of skilled operators was dispatched to Nineveh.

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PHILLIPS‚ Watts. 15299

PHILLIPS‚ Watts.	15299 A group of six Autograph Letters‚ to George Vining‚ actor‚ and “dear Webster” (probably Benjamin Webster‚ actor-manager)‚ incorporating humorous illustrations by Watts Phillips‚ discussing engagements‚ arrangements to meet (”Wouldn’t a cold pigeon pie be nice?”)‚ the casting for his plays‚ and much else. 15 pp‚ in good condition. London and Paris‚ undated and 1864‚ one docketed “when playing Badger in The Streets of London”. Uncommon. Watts Phillips (1825 –1874)‚ illustrator‚ novelist and playwright best known for his play The Dead Heart which served as a model for Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities. When a dramatization of A Tale of Two Cities was mounted at the Lyceum by Madame Celeste in January‚ 1860‚ Phillips’ friend‚ Mr. Coleman‚ wrote‚ “society divided itself into two factions – the Celestites and Dickensites‚ the Websterites and Phillipsites. Then came accusations and recriminations as to coincidences and plagiarisms‚ and bad blood arose on both sides.” Phillips‚ who didn’t know at the time that Dickens was familiar with his play‚ was devastated by the situation‚ writing to Webster that he found it‚ “very heartbreaking.” The rancour eventually dissipated: while in London in 1865‚ Phillips met Dickens who invited him to a Theatrical Fund Dinner. Included with this group of entertaining letters is the title page of Watts Phillips’ comedy‚ Paul’s Return; the dedication is to George Vining.

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PHILLPOTTS‚ Eden. 7442

PHILLPOTTS‚ Eden.	7442 Holograph Poem entitled The Wreath‚ from ‘Wild Fruit’‚ signed ‘Eden Phillpotts’. 2 stanzas of 8 lines on 1 page 10 x 8 inches‚ folds‚ light creasing. Undated. Phillpotts‚ Eden (1862–1960)‚ writer. The poetry of Eden Phillpotts—twenty-two volumes in all‚ beginning with Wild Fruit (1910)—and the essays‚ first collected in My Devon Year (1904)‚ have‚ like his other works‚ the flavour of a rich ancestral speech. [DNB]

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PITMAN‚ Isaac. 13847

PITMAN‚ Isaac.	13847	Autograph Letter‚ in the third person (”Eizak Pitman to Miss J.N.Earle”)‚ to a pupil about her shorthand “Ekserseises”‚ making arrangements for their meeting‚ and telling her to “Bring your Shorthand Kopi Buk”. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. Hazelwood‚ Warminster Road‚ Bath‚ 25 April 1882. Sir Isaac Pitman (1813 – 1897) developed the most widely used system of shorthand‚ known now as Pitman shorthand. He first proposed this in Stenographic Soundhand in 1837. “You must be abel to read Shorthand priti wel if you hav dun all the Ekserseises...”

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PRICE‚ Bonamy. 16536

PRICE‚ Bonamy.	16536	A series of six Autograph Letters (5 signed‚ 1 left unsigned)‚ to W.Martin Wood in London‚ discussing in detail the influences on Indian silver prices‚ its effect on the prices of other goods‚ and proposing the theory that Indian silver is a special case which provides an unexpected trading advantage because of “the terrible fact - silver permanently worth far more than its bullion worth in other countries”. 6 letters‚ 25 pp.‚ with 4 envelopes. In good condition. Oxford and elsewhere‚ January to March‚ 1883. Bonamy Price (1807-1888)‚ economist‚ author of ‘Currency and Banking’ [1876] and other works. “...there remains always the fatal fact that the difference in the value of silver in India‚ as compared with elsewhere‚ is permanent. Those facts do not touch the difficulty. They act constantly - but the value of silver remains‚ with equal constancy‚ higher in India than in other regions. Ergo - there is a clear profit to be made in sending silver to India‚ say from America; and bringing away Indian commodities...” William Martin Wood (1829-1907) was editor of the Times of India and of the Bombay Review; in England he continued to write on Indian affairs.

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PROCTER‚ Anne Benson. 16596

PROCTER‚ Anne Benson.	16596	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to “My dear Emma”‚ explaining why they are unable to accept the invitation - “Lady James has lent us her home - and my Edith is so poorly”. 1 page 4 x 3 inches‚ occasional light stains. 32 Weymouth Street‚ 13 May 1874. Anne Benson Procter [née Skepper] (1799-1888)‚ writer who married the British poet‚ Bryan Procter (‘Barry Cornwall’). At their London houses. Procter's sociable and talented wife's ‘tremendous energy and genius for gossip made her a hostess of distinction’ (Letters and Private Papers of … Thackeray‚ 1.cliii)‚ so that the Procters' parties became a long-lived institution of literary London. As a widow‚ Anne Procter‚ with the assistance of Coventry Patmore‚ edited Procter's An Autobiographical Fragment and Biographical Notes (1877). It was prefaced by verse tributes from Walter Savage Landorand Algernon Swinburne. The Procters’ daughter‚ Adelaide Anne Procter (1825-1864)‚ was a successful poet.

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PROCTER‚ Anne Benson. 4975

PROCTER‚ Anne Benson.	4975 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Anne B.Proctor’‚ to Mrs.Bancroft‚ saying that she has placed her “pretty little note” in her letter book “between Dr.Parr & Lord Brougham”. 1 page 5 x 3½ inches‚ in good condition. 32 Weymouth Street‚ Portland Place‚ 2 January 1874. Anne Benson Procter [née Skepper] (1799-1888)‚ writer who married the British poet‚ Bryan Procter (‘Barry Cornwall’). At their London houses. Procter's sociable and talented wife's ‘tremendous energy and genius for gossip made her a hostess of distinction’ (Letters and Private Papers of … Thackeray‚ 1.cliii)‚ so that the Procters' parties became a long-lived institution of literary London. As a widow‚ Anne Procter‚ with the assistance of Coventry Patmore‚ edited Procter's An Autobiographical Fragment and Biographical Notes (1877). It was prefaced by verse tributes from Walter Savage Landorand Algernon Swinburne. The Procters’ daughter‚ Adelaide Anne Procter (1825-1864)‚ was a successful poet.

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RALSTON William. 10438

RALSTON William.	10438	Autograph Letter Signed to R.H.Collins Wykeham House offering “for the acceptance of H.R.H. Prince Leopold a copy of the Lectures on Early Russian History which I delivered last Term at Oxford”. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches in good condition. British Museum 11 June 1874. William Ralston (1828-1889) Russian scholar translator of Turgenev.

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REED‚ Sir Charles. 1065

REED‚ Sir Charles.	1065	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs. Morley‚ praising ‘the exceeding beauty and rarity of your mediaeval relics’‚ and discussing in detail the Passion Book‚ Parker’s Prayer Book‚ and the Vespers for the Festival of the Resurrection. 4 pp. 7 x 4.5 inches‚ in good condition. Hackney‚ 4 April [?1870’s] Sir Charles Reed (1819-81)‚ antiquary and educationalist.

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REEVE‚ Henry. 10275

REEVE‚ Henry.	10275	REEVE‚ Henry. 10275 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to the Dean of St. Paul’s‚ H.H.Milman‚ thanking him for his History of the Jews‚ and complimenting him on the excellent Preface. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 62 Rutland Gate‚ 2 May‚ no year given. Henry Reeve (1823-1895)‚ journalist‚ guided the foreign policy of the Times for fifteen years‚ became Editor of the Edinburgh Review (1855-95). “I am afraid on looking back to the Index of the E.R. that this book was not reviewed at all by me when it first came out - an omission which I should deplore‚ if it did not now devolve on me to have the pleasure of repairing it.”

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RICHARDS‚ Alfred Bate. 11100

RICHARDS‚ Alfred Bate.	11100	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to the Editor of Once A Week‚ about the appearance of Richards’ poem Miserrima in that magazine. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in clean condition‚ traces of mounting on verso‚ small thin at centre fold only. 17 Upper Eaton Street‚ 11 May 1866. Alfred Bate Richards (1820–1876)‚ journalist‚ poet and author. He turned from law to literature and was the author of a number of popular dramas‚ volumes of poems‚ essays‚ etc. He was the first editor of the Daily Telegraph‚ and afterwards of the Morning Advertiser.

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RITCHIE. Anne Isabella Thackeray‚ Lady Ritchie. 3110

RITCHIE. Anne Isabella Thackeray‚ Lady Ritchie.	3110 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Anne Ritchie’‚ to Mrs.Stewart Hodgson‚ making plans for a little drive‚ when ‘I should gratefully be ready with my card case’ for making calls. 2 pp. 7 x 4.5 inches‚ in good condition‚ traces of mounting only. Chelsea‚ undated Anne Isabella Thackeray‚ Lady Ritchie (1837-1919)‚ novelist (e.g. Old Kensington‚ 1873)‚ elder daughter of Thackeray.

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RITCHIE‚ Leitch. 11089

RITCHIE‚ Leitch.	11089 Two Autograph Letters Signed‚ dealing with his work as an editor‚ the one pointing out the impropriety of publishing “in the Library [or Romance] any new work‚ while rejecting my sister’s translation which was made to order”; the other sending an extra guinea to a contributor to Chambers Journal. Also an Autograph Note Signed‚ sending his autograph. 3 letters‚ various sizes‚ two tipped on to album leaves‚ generally in good condition. 1854 and undated. Leitch Ritchie (1800–1865)‚ Scottish novelist and journalist. Ritchie wrote four novels‚ of which the most successful was Wearyfoot Common. The others were Schinderhannes‚ The Robber of the Rhine and The Magician. In his later years he edited Chambers' Journal. He also wrote short stories‚ tourist guides and travel books.

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RIX‚ Herbert. 12398

RIX‚ Herbert.	12398 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Fraser‚ asking whether there is a vacancy on his lecture list for Rix’s friend‚ Professor Knight. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. The Royal Society‚ 9 June 1891. Herbert Rix (1850-1906)‚ assistant secretary of the Royal Society‚ author of Tent and Testament : a Camping Tour in Palestine.

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ROGERS‚ J.E.Thorold. 4445

ROGERS‚ J.E.Thorold.	4445 Autograph Letter Signed ‘James E.Thorold Rogers’‚ to an unnamed correspondent‚ discussing the history of prices‚ and comparing current and former wages‚ with mention of coinage and his own History of Agriculture and Prices. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ one hole at the central margin (not affecting text)‚ traces of mounting. Oxford [date unclear]. James Edwin Thorold Rogers (1823-1890)‚ economist. Author of History of Agriculture and Prices in England (1866-93)‚ Economic Interpretation of History (1888)‚ Industrial History of England (1892)‚ etc.

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ROLFE‚ Frederick William‚ Baron Corvo. 16794

ROLFE‚ Frederick William‚ Baron Corvo.	16794	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Fr. Rolfe’‚ to his solicitors‚ Barnard and Taylor‚ discussing the publication of Don Tarquinio‚ with mention of Hadrian VII‚ and outlining the parlous state of his finances and prospects. 1 page 9 x 6 inches‚ with integral blank leaf‚ in very good condition. Broadstairs‚ 28 May 1905. Frederick William Rolfe (1860-1913)‚ known as Baron Corvo‚ author of Hadrian VII (1904) and other works. “I am inclined to think that Don Tarquinio is a foundation on which one may build.” Writing ten days after the publication of Don Tarquinio Rolfe reports to his solicitor that the "first reviews... are favourable - more favourable than those of Hadrian the Seventh‚ in that they proclaim the books as possessing interest for the general as distinguished from the particular reader". A romance‚ the book tells the story of how Don Tarquinio's fortunes turn on a service rendered to Cesare Borgia. 'Rolfe's delight in Rome and all things Italian‚ his delight in the male human body and in the rich elegance of Renaissance princelings‚ and his familiarity will all these served him well in this production of this... ingenious story... both totally and charmingly artificial' (Benkovitz‚ p.169). Rolfe had begun work on Don Tarquinio as early as 1900‚ mentioning it together with Hadrian in a letter to Kenneth Grahame on 21 December‚ but was published by Francis Griffiths on 18 May 1905. Rolfe suggests the publication could mark a turn in his own fortunes‚ providing details of hoped-for earnings over the ensuing months but - still too poor to travel to London from Kent - he politely asks "Kindly let me know as early as possible what more you are prepared to do". Meanwhile he remained "[with] no means to move... camping out in [his mother's] empty house" at Broadstairs

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ROSE‚ John Holland. 9304

ROSE‚ John Holland.	9304 Autograph Letter Signed ‘J.Holland Rose’‚ to W.Bull‚ listing his lectures for general audiences‚ both illustrated or not illustrated by slides‚ such as ‘Carlyle & the Condition of England Question’. 4 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ pinholes‚ otherwise in good condition. Ethandune‚ Parkside Gardens‚ Wimbledon‚ 24 November 1907. John Holland Rose (1855-1942) was an influential English historian who wrote a famous biography of Napoleon Bonaparte and also wrote a history of Europe‚ entitled The Development of the European Nations. Rose was the basis for C. P. Snow's fictional character M. H. L. Gay.

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SALA‚ George Augustus. 7071

SALA‚ George Augustus.	7071 Autograph Letter Signed ‘G.A.Sala’‚ to G.Linnaeus Banks‚ sending “a doz stamps for Shakspeare heads”‚ and mentioning “the Shakspeare Committee Business”. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ minor creases at two corners. Reform‚ 24 January‚ no year given. George Augustus Sala (1828-1895)‚ journalist and novelist‚ special correspondent of the Daily Telegraph.

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SAYCE‚ A.H. 10402

SAYCE‚ A.H.	10402	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs. Kirkaldy‚ about her husband’s chances of being appointed Professor at Birmingham. 2½ pages‚ 7 x 4½ inches‚ vertical crease. 4 Whitehall Court‚ 31 July 1901. Archibald Henry Sayce (1845-1933)‚ philologist‚ professor of Assyriology at Oxford (1891-1919).

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SAYCE‚ A.H. 6893

SAYCE‚ A.H.	6893	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs.Webber‚ saying that “There is nothing in the monuments which bears upon the ‘Tarot’ or the Magician’‚ commenting on his burial places. 2 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ paperclip mark‚ otherwise good. Queen’s College‚ Oxford‚ 21 August 1900. Archibald Henry Sayce (1845-1933)‚ philologist‚ professor of Assyriology at Oxford (1891-1919).

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SEARLE‚ Townley. 14702

SEARLE‚ Townley.	14702 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Sims‚ hoping that “you’ll be able to say something about the second number of The Gypsy which has been produced under extreme difficulties.” 1 page 7½ x 6 inches‚ light surface creasing. Gypsy Press‚ London & Dublin‚ 1 May‚ no year given. Townley Searle‚ editor of the Lost Bab Ballads‚ compiler of the Bibliography of W.S.Gilbert‚ etc.

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SERGEANT‚ Adeline. 9610

SERGEANT‚ Adeline.	9610	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Sophia Guille in Guernsey‚ about the circumstances of her travels‚ and “a most unrighteous disposition to prolong my stay as long as possible”. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. With the original envelope‚ stamp torn away. Hotel Helvetia‚ Florence‚ 13 May 1896. Adeline Sergeant (1851-1904)‚ novelist.

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SEWELL‚ Elizabeth. 0513

SEWELL‚ Elizabeth.	0513 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Miss Lawrence‚ making arrangements for an evening of ‘a little music and supper’. 2 pp. 8vo‚ integral blank‚ trace of guard. [Bonchurch‚ Isle of Wight] 27 October 1867. Elizabeth Sewell (1815-1906)‚ author (e.g. Ursula‚ 1858) and educationalist.

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SEWELL‚ Elizabeth. 10073

SEWELL‚ Elizabeth.	10073	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Lady Seymour‚ permitting Augusta to stay with her in order to attend Lady Seymour’s daughter’s wedding. 1½ pages 5 x 3½ inches‚ in good condition. Bonchurch‚ 13 March 1865. Elizabeth Sewell (1815-1906)‚ author (e.g. Ursula‚ 1858) and educationalist.

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SEWELL‚ Elizabeth. 14445

SEWELL‚ Elizabeth.	14445 Autograph Letter Signed‚ protesting against the intrusion of Telegraph Wires in her locality. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Bonchurch‚ 2 December 1878. Elizabeth Sewell (1815-1906)‚ author (e.g. Ursula‚ 1858) and educationalist.

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SEWELL‚ William. 11872

SEWELL‚ William.	11872	Autograph Verses Signed‚ written “For Miss Ulrica Fenwick’s Autograph book”‚ being an original composition about‚ among other things‚ a lady autograph collector. 74 lines on 2 pp. 9 x 5½ inches‚ some old tape at centre fold‚ otherwise good. Cologne‚ 12 March 1868. And I its chirpings understood For bird and insect‚ rock and tree‚ Each leaflet in the lonely wood - I talk to them‚ and they to me. And soft it whispered in my ear‚ ‘There is a lady fair you knew She is collecting far and near‚ And wants an autograph from you.’ William Sewell (1804-1874)‚ divine and author‚ one of the founders of Radley College. His publications include translations of the Agamemnon (1846)‚ Georgics (1846 and 1854) and Odes and Epodes of Horace (1850); An Introduction to the Dialogues of Plato (1841);(1841); Christian Politics (1844); The Nation‚ the Church and the University of Oxford (1849); Christian Vestiges of Creation (1861).

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SHERRIFF‚ R.C. 14459

SHERRIFF‚ R.C.	14459 Letter Signed ‘R.C.Sherriff’‚ to R. Wearing King‚ Worcester College‚ Oxford‚ about the risks attached to reading other writers’ manuscripts of plays‚ particularly unconscious plagiarism. 1 page 10 x 8 inches‚ folded‚ a few minor blemishes‚ in good condition. Rosebriars‚ Esher‚ 7 November 1933. Robert Cedric Sherriff (1896-1975)‚ playwright‚ novelist and scriptwriter‚ author of Journey’s End (1929)‚ based on his experiences in the trenches during the First World War.

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SHORTHOUSE‚ Joseph Henry. 0125

SHORTHOUSE‚ Joseph Henry.	0125 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to ‘My dear Jessie’‚ sending a note to George Macmillan‚ and commenting on travel plans. 3 pp. 8vo. Fine. Edgbaston‚ 30 August 1900. J.H.Shorthouse (1834-1903) author of John Inglesant (1881). ‘A Border tower must be a romantic residence. I forget if you know our fiend Mr Neville’s book ‘Under a Border Tower’. He is Rector of Ford.’

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SHORTHOUSE‚ Joseph Henry. 15020

SHORTHOUSE‚ Joseph Henry.	15020 SHORTHOUSE‚ Joseph Henry. 15020 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Ainger‚ about the latter’s forthcoming visit and lecture‚ and mentioning his own visit to the Tennysons. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. Lansdowne‚ Edgbaston‚ Royal Oak Day‚ 29 May 1884. Joseph Henry Shorthouse (1834-1903)‚ author of John Inglesant. “We spent ten days in Freshwater to great advantage. We saw a great deal of the Tennysons. Ld Tennyson asked us to dinner and read his poems to us afterwards. He could not have been kinder.”

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SIMCOX‚ George Augustus. 16383

SIMCOX‚ George Augustus.	16383 A long Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Miss Werner‚ giving detailed advice on the writing of books and articles‚ suggesting subjects‚ the daily routine of a writer‚ etc. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. 1 Douro Place‚ Victoria Road‚ Kensington‚ 3 December 1882. George Augustus Simcox (1841–1905)‚ classical scholar and poet. He was also a critic and busy literary reviewer‚ in magazines such as the Argosy‚ the Fortnightly Review and the Academy; and essayist for The Nation. He published some substantial poems‚ on Arthurian themes in particular.

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SITWELL‚ Sacheverell. 16851

SITWELL‚ Sacheverell.	16851 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Sacheverell Sitwell’‚ to Philip Dossé‚ editor of Books and Bookmen‚ about letters received‚ warning about William Shakespeare’s retirement due to writer’s cramp. A good one page example‚ 5 x 8 inches‚ fine. Weston Hall‚ Towcester‚ 17 January 1975. Sacheverell Sitwell (1897-1988)‚ writer.

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SLADEN‚ Douglas. 11893

SLADEN‚ Douglas.	11893	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Turner‚ bearing in mind what he said about the Glee Club‚ and hoping he will add Sladen’s novel A Japanese Marriage to the Brentford Public Library: “It’s fifty times as good as the Japs at Home.” 1 page‚ 7 x 4½ inches‚ integral blank leaf (newspaper cutting on verso)‚ in good condition. Undated. Douglas Sladen (1856-1947)‚ author. He studied at Trinity College‚ Oxford‚ and went to Australia (1879)‚ where he became the first professor of history in the University of Sydney. Subsequently he travelled much and settled in London as a writer. “... I always set my face against entertainments at parties. I think introductions are the best form of entertainment.”

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SMEDLEY‚ Frank. 3362

SMEDLEY‚ Frank.	3362 Autograph Letter Signed with initials‚ explaining that recent deaths have left him ‘not over jolly’‚ and asking when his correspondent wants ‘the 7 Tales corrected’. 3 pp. 7 x 4.5 inches‚ vertical crease‚ in good condition. Great Marlow‚ 10 October [undated‚ but paper watermarked 1858]. Francis Edward Smedley (1818-64)‚ novelist‚ author of ‘Frank Farleigh; or Scenes from the Life of a Private Pupil’.

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SMEDLEY‚ Frank. 5629

SMEDLEY‚ Frank.	5629 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Frank E.Smedley’‚ to L.Walford‚ discussing his many literary engagements‚ particularly a request “by Mr.E.Wilberforce to write for a Magazine about to appear in January next”‚ and in consequence he asks Walford “not to include my name amongst your list of contributors”. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ occasional light marginal soiling‚ otherwise good. 40 Jermyn Street‚ 8 October 1855. Frank E.Smedley (1818-64)‚ novelist‚ author of Frank Fairlegh‚ or‚ Scenes from the Life of a Private Pupil. The first edition of Harry Coverdale’s Courtship appeared in 1855‚ as did Smedley’s Mirth and Metre.

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SMILES‚ Samuel. 11952

SMILES‚ Samuel.	11952 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to James Nasmyth‚ agreeing to send the wax cameo. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches‚ integral blank leaf. 8 Pembroke Gardens‚ 8 January 1883. Samuel Smiles (1812-1904)‚ Scottish author and social reformer‚ author of Self-Help. He was also the author of a number of engineering biographies. Smiles edited James Nasmyth’s Autobiography (1885). James Nasmyth (1808-90)‚ engineer‚ inventor of the steam hammer.

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SMITH‚ Alexander. 9302

SMITH‚ Alexander.	9302	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to James Lamb‚ discussing the publication of Mr Lagan’s works‚ adding that he has seen the notices and is thinking of “publishing the writer myself‚ being at present in terms with a London publisher. With an explanatory note by the recipient. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. 12 Charlotte Street [1852]. Alexander Smith (1830-1867)‚ Scottish poet.

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SPENDER‚ J.A. 3966

SPENDER‚ J.A.	3966	Autograph Letter Signed ‘J.A.Spender’‚ explaining that he has to return his correspondent’s contribution because he is unable to read it‚ adding that “there are so many urgent matters filling large spaces of the paper that I cannot‚ however much I wished‚ find room for a great many matters of interest...” 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. The Westminster Gazette‚ London‚ 29 March 1898. John Alfred Spender (1862-1942)‚ journalist and biographer.

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SPIELMANN‚ Marion Harry. 7689

SPIELMANN‚ Marion Harry.	7689	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Walter Sichel‚ the author‚ asking for information about his contributions to Punch: “I am just completing my History of Punch...” 1 page 6 x 4 inches‚ fine. Malvern‚ 17 August 1895. M.H.Spielmann (1858-1948)‚ art writer and connoisseur‚ author of The History of Punch (1895).

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STEEL‚ Flora Annie. 10006

STEEL‚ Flora Annie.	10006	Autograph Letter Signed ‘F.A.Steel’‚ to Miss Martin Wood‚ regretting that she has to go to the country‚ with “no chance of my returning to London for some months”. A good one page example‚ with the original envelope. Postmarked Paddington 28 May 1900. Flora Annie Steel (1847-1929)‚ author of the great novel of the Indian Mutiny‚ On the Face of the Waters (1896).

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STIRLING‚ James Hutchison. 16325

STIRLING‚ James Hutchison.	16325 Autograph Letter Signed‚ about the correction of proofs‚ returning one “so correct that it looks absurd to ask for a Revise”. 1 page 6 x 4½ inches‚ trimmed at foot. Edinburgh‚ 1 April 1881. James Hutchison Stirling (1820 – 1909)‚ British philosopher‚ author of Text-Book to Kant (1881). His The Secret of Hegel (1865) gave great impetus to the study of the Hegelian philosophy both in Britain and in the United States‚ and was also accepted as a work of authority in Germany and Italy.

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STIRLING‚ James Hutchison. 5744

STIRLING‚ James Hutchison.	5744 Autograph Letter Signed ‘J.H.Stirling’‚ to Sydney Smith‚ Edinburgh University‚ discussing the poor sales of ‘Philosophy in the Poets’ and offering “to take over the ‘rest’ of the edition at what price might appear fair”. 1 page 5 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. Edinburgh‚ 9 February 1894. James Hutchison Stirling (1820-1909)‚ Scottish philosopher. Published ‘The Secret of Hegel’ (1865)‚ ‘Text Book to Kant’ (1861) and other works. Sought to refute Huxley’s theory of protoplasm‚ 1869.

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STIRLING-MAXWELL‚ Sir William. 2662

STIRLING-MAXWELL‚ Sir William.	2662	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to ‘My dear Sneyd’‚ referring to the business of the House of Commons and other engagements‚ and postponing his visit ‘until a season of more leaves & less fog’. 2 pp. 4.5 x 3.5 inches‚ in good condition. 128 Park Street‚ 11 February 1856. Sir William Stirling-Maxwell (1818-78)‚ baronet‚ Spanish scholar‚ historian and virtuoso.

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STODDART‚ John. 14216

STODDART‚ John.	14216	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs. Hawes‚ sending “the Eskdale Herd Boy‚ which your friend is quite at liberty to translate”‚ mentioning the publishers’ re-issue of the work. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches. 13 Brompton Square‚ 18 November 1854. Sir John Stoddart (1773-1856)‚ writer and lawyer‚ and editor of The Times.

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STRICKLAND‚ Agnes. 15839

STRICKLAND‚ Agnes.	15839 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to John Bennett‚ goldsmith on Cheapside‚ settling his account‚ and thanking him for ‘the elegant case holder for the American “testimonial pen” so kindly presented the last time I was transacting business with you’‚ praising the Bennett brothers also for the setting of the miniature of ‘my dear brother’‚ and thanking William Bennett for his National Lyrics. 3 pp. 7 x 4.5 inches‚ minor defects only‚ in good clean condition‚ with the original autograph envelope. 11 Blandford Square‚ 11 May 1855. Agnes Strickland (1796-1874)‚ author‚ enjoys using her pen. ‘I value it very much I assure you and shall use it with much pleasure as the blended and spontaneous tribute of esteem from the new world and the old‚ of which I can scarcely be too proud.’

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STRICKLAND‚ Agnes. 3214

STRICKLAND‚ Agnes.	3214 Autograph Letter‚ in the third person‚ to Mrs.Spencer‚ asking whether she can let her have ‘the large back room’ for herself and ‘a comfortable sleeping room’ for her maid on various nights on their journey to Farnham in Surrey. 2 pp. 7 x 4.5 inches‚ fine. Brydon Hall‚ Suffolk‚ 11 June 1862. Agnes Strickland (1796-1874)‚ author. If Mrs.Spencer is unable to oblige‚ then Miss Strickland hopes she can recommend ‘some quiet‚ clean respectable Hotel‚ or lodgings‚ in a good street or square’.

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STRICKLAND‚ Agnes. 9791

STRICKLAND‚ Agnes.	9791 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Miss Anne Herne‚ Linlithgow‚ sending New Year wishes‚ saying she had reached home safely‚ and enquiring after friends. 4 pp. 5½ x 3½ inches‚ in good condition‚ traces of guard remaining‚ with separate address panel. Reyden Hall‚ Wangford‚ Suffolk‚ 21 December 1852. Agnes Strickland (1796-1874)‚ author of Lives of the Queens of England (1840) and other works.

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SWINBURNE‚ Algernon Charles. 16814

SWINBURNE‚ Algernon Charles.	16814 Autograph Letter Signed ‘A.C.Swinburne’‚ to “My dear Nichol” [John Nichol an old university friend and fellow member of the Old Mortality Society]‚ explaining that “arrears of work” might prevent their meeting‚ quoting Shakespeare‚ and discussing Dolores‚ the subject of his published poem‚ who has committed matrimony. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ folded‚ in good condition. 21 May [watermark 1867] A good letter by Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909)‚ poet. “I hope to be with you on Monday if possible and certainly will. I have arrears of work not yet made up & a very severe cold ‘a whoreson cold‚ sir; a cough‚ sir’ like Falstaff’s recruit [a quote from Henry IV Part II Act III Sc. II] But assuredly God willing or not‚ I will try to be there. Dolores in a fit of erethism [abnormal excitement of an organ] worthy of Pasiphae [daughter of Helios‚ the Sun] has lately varied the monotony of commonplace illicit life by committing matrimony & manslaughter on the person of a minor. Luckily I am of tougher moral fibre than this last victim. Ever yours A C Swinburne.” "Dolores"‚ subtitled "Notre-Dame des Sept Douleurs" is a poem by A. C. Swinburne first published in his 1866 Poems and Ballads. The speaker of the poem is the voice of a besotted lover‚ faced with‚ and lamenting‚ Swinburne's particular ruthless and grim representation of the sacred feminine‚ embodied here as the Lady of Pain. In these respects‚ the poem shares its central themes with "Satia te Sanguine" from the same 1866 collection‚ as does it similarly share its sadomasochistic imagery with that poem and many others within Swinburne's corpus.

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SYMONDS‚ John Addington. 2464

SYMONDS‚ John Addington.	2464 Autograph Correspondence Card signed ‘yrs‚ JAS’‚ addressed ‘Dear Squire’‚ telling him that he has not ordered the sledge ‘thinking the weather too bad’‚ and hoping that he has slept well ‘& will not rise too early’. Correspondence card 4.5 x 3.5 inches‚ some light spotting. Am Hof‚ Davos Platz‚ Switzerland‚ undated. John Addington Symonds (1840-93)‚ author.

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TALBOT‚ Charles Chetwynd Chetwynd-Talbot‚ 2nd Earl. 16735

TALBOT‚ Charles Chetwynd Chetwynd-Talbot‚ 2nd Earl.	16735	Letter Signed ‘Talbot’‚ to Lord Sidmouth‚ sending an “Address of Condolence” to the Prince Regent on behalf of the Mayor‚ Aldermen‚ Sheriffs and Common Council of the County of the City fo Waterford. 1 page 12 x 8 inches‚ integral blank docketed on receipt. Dublin Castle‚ 25 November 1817. Charles Chetwynd Chetwynd-Talbot‚ 2nd Earl Talbot (1777 – 1849) served as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland between 1817 and 1821.

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TAYLOR‚ Sir Henry. 13103

TAYLOR‚ Sir Henry.	13103	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Miss Farrer‚ about Taylor occupying his son’s house in London‚ hoping that his correspondent will come to Bournemouth one day. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ remains of guard. With separate wood engraved portrait of Taylor. The Roost‚ Bournemouth‚ 28 May 1885. Sir Henry Taylor (1800-86)‚ poet.

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THOMS‚ William John. 4995

THOMS‚ William John.	4995 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to the Lord Bishop of Chester‚ thanking him “for calling my attention to the case of Mary Henderson reputed to be 103”. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ in fair condition‚ light creasing only. 2 Augusta Place‚ Weymouth‚ 20 August 1867. Thoms‚ William John (1803-1885)‚ antiquary. In 1849 Thoms established the periodical: Notes and Queries: a Medium of Inter-Communication for Literary Men‚ Artists‚ Antiquaries‚ Genealogists‚ etc.‚ priced at 3d. with a stamped edition for four pence. His iconoclastic treatise entitled Human Longevity‚ its Facts and its Fictions (1873) raised a storm of protest by its contention that the authentic cases in which human life had been prolonged to a hundred years and upwards were extremely rare. [ODNB]

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TOULMIN SMITH‚ Joshua. 9835

TOULMIN SMITH‚ Joshua.	9835	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to J.Chapman‚ discussing proof sheets‚ the expense of illustrations‚ the design of vignettes‚ and other matters relating to the publication of his book (probably Local Self-Government and Centralisation). 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ folds‚ in good condition. 5 February 1851. Joshua Toulmin Smith (1816-1869)‚ political theorist‚ lawyer and local historian of Birmingham. In 1851 his work Local Self-Government and Centralisation was published and followed in 1854 by The Parish and its Obligations and Powers.

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TROLLOPE‚ Anthony. 12564

TROLLOPE‚ Anthony.	12564 Autograph Note Signed ‘Anthony Trollope’. 3½ x 4½ inches‚ trimmed close at upper edge‚ just touching letters. No place or date. Watermarked 1866. Anthony Trollope (1815-1882)‚ English novelist. A brief note: Dear Mrs. Garland[?]‚ I shall want a bedroom tomorrow (Thursday) & Friday. Yours truly‚ Anthony Trollope.

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TROLLOPE‚ Anthony. 17316

TROLLOPE‚ Anthony.	17316	A presentation Autograph Signature: “With pleasure‚ Anthony Trollope”. 4½ x 7 inches‚ later label (could be trimmed away)‚ traces of former mounting at corners‚ in good condition. Undated. Anthony Trollope (1815-1882)‚ English novelist.

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TROLLOPE‚ Thomas Adolphus. 13683

TROLLOPE‚ Thomas Adolphus.	13683	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Miss Blackburne‚ apologising for the piece of writing he is sending for inclusion in her Album‚ advising her to “just tear them up quietly‚ and tell me the next time you see me that they are ‘exquisite’.” 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ folds‚ a few minor blemishes‚ two corners thinned where formerly mounted. Undated. Thomas Adolphus Trollope (1810-1892)‚ author‚ brother of Anthony Trollope‚ settled with his mother at Florence in 1843‚ and then in 1873 became correspondent for the Standard at Rome. In both cities he was a well known figure in literary society‚ and a great populariser of Italian history and travel. “My Pegasus is but a mule-like beast; - and still more unpracticable like Falstaff‚ will give neither rhyme nor reason ‘upon compulsion’.”

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TUPPER‚ Martin. 3748

TUPPER‚ Martin.	3748	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs.Brightwen‚ discussing at length their arrangements for the “happy meeting”. 3 pp. 7 x 4.5 inches‚ some thinning to the second leaf. Underhill‚ Cintra Park‚ Crystal Palace‚ 23 August 1880. Martin Tupper (1810-89) achieved incredible success with his Proverbial Philosophy‚ which sold never less than 5000 copies per year in England for 25 years. This phenomenon gained him savage parodies in the literary world‚ such as by C.L.Dodgson in The New Belfry of Christ Church (1872). “It only remains for you to name the day‚ when‚ if trains are amiably correspondent‚ & the weather does not absolutely forbid‚ we will be your guests to admire the floral beauties of your pretty place.”

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TUPPER‚ Martin. 5554

TUPPER‚ Martin.	5554 Autograph Poem signed ‘Martin Farquhar Tupper’‚ beginning “So help me‚ God! - my heart at every turn/ Of life’s wide wilderness implores Thee still...” 3 stanzas on a card album page 10 x 8 inches‚ in fine condition. 27 October 1883. Martin Tupper (1810-89) achieved incredible success with his Proverbial Philosophy‚ which sold never less than 5000 copies per year in England for 25 years. This phenomenon gained him savage parodies in the literary world‚ such as by C.L.Dodgson in The New Belfry of Christ Church (1872).

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VAMBERY‚ Arminius. 14997

VAMBERY‚ Arminius.	14997 Autograph Letter Signed‚ introducing one of his countrymen who wishes to be thoroughly acquainted with the British Parliament‚ and asking for his correspondent’s assistance. 1½ pages 7 x 5½ inches‚ two marginal tears‚ otherwise good. Budapest University‚ 12 May 1907. Arminius Vambéry (1832-1913)‚ Hungarian traveller and philologist‚ author of Travels and Adventures in Central Asia (1864). Vambery was a friend of Bram Stoker. He is said to have been the model for Van Helsing‚ the vampire hunter in Dracula.

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VIZETELLY‚ Henry. 15319

VIZETELLY‚ Henry.	15319 Autograph Letter Signed‚ about sketches submitted for publication‚ saying he has not engraved any of them “as they did not appear to refer to places of immediate interest”. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ with a few light foxing spots. The Illustrated Times‚ 25 February 1858. Uncommon. Henry Richard Vizetelly (1820 -1894)‚ English publisher. He was in San Francisco when gold was discovered in 1849. His book "California" (written under the pseudonym "J. Tyrwhittt Brooks") recounts his adventures for four months in the gold fields. In 1855‚ in partnership with David Bogue (1812-1856)‚ he started a three-penny paper called the Illustrated Times‚ which four years later was merged in the Penny Illustrated Paper. He was the Paris and Berlin correspondent for the Illustrated London News. In 1887 he established a publishing house in London‚ issuing numerous translations of French and Russian authors. In 1888 he was prosecuted for obscene libel for his translation of Zola's La Terre (The Earth)‚ and was fined £100; and when he reissued Zola's works in 1889 he was again prosecuted‚ fined £200‚ and imprisoned for three months. Henry Vizetelly's interest in wines led to the creation of several books. The Wines of the World Characterized & Classed: with some particulars respecting the beers of Europe was published in 1875 and Facts About Champagne and Other Sparkling Wines Collected During Numerous Visits to the Champagne and Other Viticultural Districts of France‚ and the Principal Remaining Wine-Producing Countries of Europe was published in 1879.

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WALLER‚ John Francis. 11811

WALLER‚ John Francis.	11811 Autograph Verses Signed ‘John Francis Waller’‚ entitled ‘Song’‚ beginning: I wandered by the Ocean Strand/ At fall of summer day...” 24 lines on 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Undated. John Francis Waller (1810 - 1894)‚ Irish poet and editor. He became a contributor to and ultimately editor of the Dublin University Magazine‚ usually writing under the pseudonym of "Jonathan Freke Slingsby". He published several volumes of poems and also wrote popular songs‚ including Cushla Ma Chree‚ The Spinning Wheel and Song of the Glass. He was responsible for the explanatory notes and a life of the author in a new edition of Gulliver's Travels.

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WARD‚ Mrs Humphry. 10763

WARD‚ Mrs Humphry.	10763	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Mary A.Ward’‚ to Lord Milner‚ extending an invitation. 1½ pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Stocks‚ Tring‚ 29 October 1903. Mary Augusta Ward (née Arnold; 1851-1920)‚ novelist‚ wrote under her married name as Mrs Humphry Ward. “It would be so delightful to have you here again & to talk of all the full years that have passed since you were here last!”

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WARREN‚ Samuel. 0208

WARREN‚ Samuel.	0208	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to the Revd. W. Valentine‚ offering to sign some prints. 4 pp. 8vo. In good condition. Newcastle upon Tyne‚ 3 August 1868. Samuel Warren (1807-77) was the author of Ten Thousand a Year (1841) and Now and Then (1847). ‘I will also send you another autograph‚ if it would suit your purpose - viz. the last paragraph of my last work Now and Then - a very solemn one‚ one which may bear reflecting upon.’

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WATTS-DUNTON‚ Theodore. 12729

WATTS-DUNTON‚ Theodore.	12729 Autograph Letter Signed‚ ordering “another book in your catalogue that I want - viz - No. 112 London Labour. I enclose P.O. for 5/-.” A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches. 2 The Pines‚ Putney Hill‚ London‚ 22 November 1900. Theodore Watts-Dunton (1832-1914)‚ poet and critic‚ friend of Rossetti and Swinburne.

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WAUGH‚ Alec. 7437

WAUGH‚ Alec.	7437 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Alec Waugh’‚ agreeing to sign a book‚ and providing the address of his agent A.D.Peters. 2 pp. 7 x 5 inches‚ in good condition. Welcome Hotel‚ Villefrance-Sur-Mer‚ undated. Alec Waugh (1898-1981)‚ author.

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WILDE‚ Oscar. 17141

WILDE‚ Oscar.	17141	An original Visiting Card used by Wilde (”Mr. Sebastian Melmoth”) after his release from prison in 1897. Card‚ 2 x 3½ inches‚ dusty‚ otherwise in good condition. [1897] Two versions of this card are known‚ one with a Dieppe address‚ and one without an address. Writing from Berneval-sur-Mer on 28 May 1897 to Henrietta Stannard‚ Wilde stated “To escape the foolish tongue and the prying eye I have for the moment taken the name of Sebastian Melmoth‚ a curious name ...” One of the cards bearing the address was sold at Sothebys London in July 2016 for £3500 plus premium.

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WOLLASTON‚ Arthur N. 17129

WOLLASTON‚ Arthur N.	17129 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Lady Maria [Brodie]‚ accepting an invitation. 1½ pages 7½ x 5 inches. India Office‚ 22 October 1895. Sir Arthur Naylor Wollaston (1842-1922)‚ compiler of the English-Persian Dictionary‚ 1882‚ and author of The Sword of Islam.

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WRIGHT‚ Thomas. 2518

WRIGHT‚ Thomas.	2518	A series of 5 Autograph Letters Signed‚ all to Sir Emerson Tennent at the Board of Trade‚ on a variety of subjects‚ including the origin of the word wittena-gemot and the history of the scallop shell‚ but primarily promoting a petition to Lord Palmerston to obtain a literary pension for himself. 6 pp. 7 x 4.5 inches‚ closely written but legible‚ with one envelope‚ fine. 14 Sydney Street‚ Brompton‚ April to October 1862. Thomas Wright (1810-1877)‚ antiquary‚ whose 129 published works are listed in the British Museum Catalogue‚ not counting a large number of papers and lectures. ‘Some of my friends think I have done enough in literature to have a fair claim to a literary pension....’ These letters mention several of those friends‚ including Bulwer Lytton‚ Charles Kingsley‚ Froude‚ and ‘my old friend‚ Mr.Halliwell‚ the great Shakespearian scholar.... If you should ever want any information from the writers of the Elizabethan period‚ you would find him a complete treasure’.

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WRIGHT‚ William Aldis. 17270

WRIGHT‚ William Aldis.	17270	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to A.Macmillan‚ wondering whom to thank for “a knitted jacket” just like the one he had seen at Knapdale. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. Trinity College‚ Cambridge‚ 4 December 1880. William Aldis Wright (1831-1914)‚ Shakespearian and Biblical scholar. “Were it not that I dislike display it should have as it deserves a more conspicuous position.”

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YATES‚ Edmund. 0758

YATES‚ Edmund.	0758	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to ‘My dear Draper’‚ asking for help in the preparation of a lecture on ‘Johnson‚ Churchill & Foote’ in Brighton‚ because he no time ‘to prepare my matter’ properly. 1 page 7 x 4.5 inches‚ integral blank (minor defects only). Post Office‚ 5 December 1859. Edmund Yates (1831-94)‚ journalist and novelist.

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YONGE‚ Charlotte Mary. 13104

YONGE‚ Charlotte Mary.	13104	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs. Elgie‚ overcoming a seating difficulty‚ suggesting that “if there is an overflow there is plenty of room in the Other house”‚ regretting that “our flowers will not be brilliant.” 1½ pages‚ oblong 4½ x 7 inches‚ light scattered foxing. Elderfield‚ undated. Charlotte Mary Yonge (1823-1901)‚ novelist.

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YONGE‚ Charlotte Mary. 16381

YONGE‚ Charlotte Mary.	16381 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Miss Werner in Tonbridge‚ agreeing to insert “the sad little sketch and the verses”‚ not certain when this can be done‚ “and the same thing applies to your Pennsylvania”. 2 pp. 5½ x 3½ inches‚ fine‚ with the original envelope. Elderfield‚ 30 January 1883. Charlotte Mary Yonge (1823-1901)‚ novelist.

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