Literature to 1850

AINSWORTH‚ Harrison. 17265

AINSWORTH‚ Harrison.	17265	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to the radical politician J.T. Rutt (father-in-law of Serjeant Thomas Noon Talfourd‚ the judge‚ playwright and dedicatee of Pickwick)‚ discussing the local parcels delivery company‚ suggesting Rutt uses a Fleet Street address instead. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ lower edge slightly ragged‚ with a complete autograph wrapper bearing a 4 margin Penny Black (black Maltese Cross cancellation)‚ Ainsworth’s seal in red wax. Kensal Lodge‚ Harrow Road‚ 15 February 1841. W.Harrison Ainsworth (1805-82)‚ novelist.

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AKERMAN‚ John Yonge. 14621

AKERMAN‚ John Yonge.	14621	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to William Till‚ conveying thanks for his book. 1 page 8 x 5 inches‚ integral address leaf. Greenwich Railway‚ 10 April 1838. John Yonge Akerman (1806–1873) was an English antiquarian specializing mainly in numismatics. In 1836‚ at a time when there was no English periodical of the kind‚ he started‚ chiefly at his own expense‚ a publication called the Numismatic Journal‚ two volumes of which appeared under his editorship. He helped to form the Numismatic Society of London‚ which held its first regular meeting in December 1836. Akerman was secretary from then until 1860‚ and editor of the society's journal‚ first published in 1838 as the Numismatic Chronicle.

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APPERLEY‚ Charles James. 17591

APPERLEY‚ Charles James.	17591	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Redding‚ postponing the pleasure of having breakfast with him till Apperley’s return from Warwickshire‚ and recalling “the last pleasant evening” together. 1½ pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 3 Lower Belgrave Street‚ Monday morning‚ undated. “I hope your valuable head is none the worse this morning for the last pleasant evening we passed together. Our friend Wilson is a trump in his way‚ and I wish him well.” Charles James Apperley (1777-1843)‚ sportsman and sporting writer‚ known as Nimrod. About 1821 he contributed articles to the Sporting Magazine under the pseudonym Nimrod‚ which helped to double the circulation of the magazine. Author of Life of a Sportsman (1842)‚ illustrated by Henry Alken.

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AUSTIN‚ Sarah. 16590

AUSTIN‚ Sarah.	16590 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Benjamin Hawes M.P.‚ thanking him for his kindness and the valuable “pass ticket” (for the railways?)‚ preparing for her visit to the pageant at camp‚ probably to view manoeuvres‚ inviting Mr and Mrs Hawes to dine‚ etc. 1½ pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 20 June‚ no year given. Sarah Austin (1793-1867)‚ translator and editor of German texts. As for her invitation‚ “Pray remember this‚ & don’t let it evaporate among the complimentary phrases of London. I am not the least afraid or ashamed of giving you a leg of mutton ...”

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AUSTIN‚ Sarah. 17535

AUSTIN‚ Sarah.	17535	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Henry Reeve‚ trying to find a copy of “a slight thing” written for Lady Mary Fox’s Kindly Contributions. 3 pp. 5 x 3½ inches‚ in good condition‚ traces of fomer mounting on blank verso. Weybridge‚ Sunday‚ undated. Sarah Austin (1793-1867)‚ translator and editor of German texts. “Murray and I are at a stand for the book & know not which way to turn for a copy.”

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BANIM‚ John. 6627

BANIM‚ John.	6627	Autograph Letter Signed ‘John Banim’‚ to Messrs.Simpkin & Marshall‚ asking whether any funds could be made available for him “from our former transactions”‚ saying he has been ill‚ “still with a very long road before me”. 1 page 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition‚ black border‚ neatly laid down‚ remains of guard. Waterloo Hotel‚ Jermyn Street‚ 27 June 1835. Uncommon. “I am ailing and poor after having suffered from illness in my family on the road from Paris‚ and still with a long road before me.” John Banim [pseud. Abel O'Hara](1798-1842)‚ novelist‚ dramatist and poet‚ known as ‘The Scott of Ireland’. The first series of o’Hara Tales appeared in 1825. In 1829 he went abroad in ill-health and continued to write for perodicals and the stage. In 1834 he became paralysed from the waist down and was pronounced incurable by his doctors‚ and later that year both his sons died. He became eager to leave France and return to Ireland‚ and his arrival in Dublin in July 1835 was greeted with much enthusiasm. John Banim and his brother Michael gained a lasting posthumous reputation as nationalist novelists‚ and several of the novels were reprinted in the twentieth century. As Sir Charles Gavan Duffy remarked in 1891‚ “Moore's Melodies‚ Griffin's and the Banims' novels have been a constant cordial to the sorely tried spirit of our people”.

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BELSHAM‚ William. 3215

BELSHAM‚ William.	3215	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr.Phillips of Black Friars‚ his publisher‚ discussing details in the reprinting of his Memoirs of the Reign of George III‚ and asking for copies to be sent to himself and his brother. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ with integral address leaf‚ in good condition. Bedford‚ 7 December 1806. William Belsham (1752-1827)‚ political writer and Whig historian. ‘...I will never take any money. Any occasional present of new publications &c I shall esteem as a mark of your attention & a proof of your friendship & liberality.’

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BERESFORD‚ James. 6895

BERESFORD‚ James.	6895 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to William Miller‚ regretting that his cold‚ which “has terminated by converting my lips into two huge boiling ulcers”‚ should prevent him dining with one of his oldest friends. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ light surface creasing‚ integral address leaf. Crescent‚ Wednesday‚ undated. James Beresford (1764–1840)‚ writer. His chief work was The miseries of human life‚ or‚ The last groans of Timothy Testy and Samuel Sensitive‚ with a few supplementary sighs from Mrs Testy (2 vols.‚ 1806–7)‚ which went through several editions and was held for a time to be a minor classic in the genre‚ praised by Walter Scott. He also wrote some translations of poetry and religious books which attacked Calvinism among the clergy‚ and contributed to the Looker-on. [DNB] His correspondent is William Richard Beckford Miller (1769–1844)‚ publisher.

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BINGLEY‚ William. 12007

BINGLEY‚ William.	12007	Autograph Letter Signed‚ asking his correspondent “to ask White the bookseller in Fleet Street to suffer his name to be inserted in the title page of my work on Natural History”. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition‚ left margin slightly ragged. 10 Devereux Court‚ Strand‚ 20 August 1802. “I know not that it is likely to be of any material service to me‚ but it is a name that is seen in almost all respectable publications on Natural History.” The Rev. William Bingley (1774-1823)‚ writer‚ author of A Tour Round North Wales (various editions)‚ Animal Biography (1802) (the subject of this letter)‚ books on botany and travel‚ etc.

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BLEWITT‚ Octavian. 11044

BLEWITT‚ Octavian.	11044 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Professor Royle‚ M.D.‚ F.R.S.‚ asking him to be Steward at the Anniversary Dinner of the Corporation‚ and sending a recent Report. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 73 Great Russell Street‚ 8 March 1844. Octavian Blewitt (1810-1884)‚ author‚ secretary of the Royal Literary Fund. The Report “will explain to you the purposes of the Institution‚ and show how large an amount of good it has done‚ for upwards of half a century‚ among the educated classes of society.”

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BRAY‚ William. 16978

BRAY‚ William.	16978 Autograph Letter Signed‚ discussing a part publication in sixty numbers relating to the scenery of Sussex and Surrey‚ referring to his own History of Surrey which was ten years in the making. 2 pp. 10 x 8 inches‚ inlaid to an album page. Shere‚ near Guildford‚ 9 November 1829. Uncommon. William Bray (1736–1832)‚ antiquary‚ best known as co-author of a county history of Surrey.

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BRAYLEY‚ Edward Wedlake. 1459

BRAYLEY‚ Edward Wedlake.	1459	Autograph Letter Signed [to Richard Taylor‚ publisher]‚ explaining at length why he has failed to complete his ‘Reviews of Mr.Lubbock’s Mathematical Tracts & Mr.Conybeare’s Report on Geology’‚ with references to his own lectures and to De La Beche. 4 pp. 8 x 5 inches. London Institution‚ 31 January 1834. Edward Wedlake Brayley (1773-1854)‚ topographer and archaeologist‚ author of many works of county topography‚ some in collaboration with John Britton (1771-1857).

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BRAYLEY‚ Edward Wedlake. 3743

BRAYLEY‚ Edward Wedlake.	3743 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Thos.Philipps at 74 Dean Street‚ Soho‚ discussing the arrangements for a annual general meeting and the necessary shifting of furniture‚ and the erection of a platform. 2 pp. 9 x 7.5 inches‚ with the integral address leaf‚ in good condition. Russell Institution‚ 27 April 1838. Edward Wedlake Brayley (1773-1854)‚ topographer and archaeologist‚ author of many topographical works‚ and the co-author and editor of the ‘Beauties of England and Wales’‚ which extended to 25 large volumes‚ published over a period of 20 years. In 1825 he was appointed librarian and secretary of the Russell Institution in Great Coram Street. “We must make what shift we can with the Instruments in the Lecture Room during our Annual Confabulation.”

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BRUNTON‚ Alexander. 4283

BRUNTON‚ Alexander.	4283	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Dr.Robertson‚ explaining that there are four Essays requiring a decision by the Faculty‚ and suggesting dates of the holiday. 1 page 7½ x 5 inches‚ mounted on part of an old album page‚ in good condition. College‚ 15 December 1846. Alexander Brunton (1772-1854)‚ Professor of Oriental Languages at the Unversity of Edinburgh‚ author of a Persian Grammar (Edinburgh‚ 1822).

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BUCKINGHAM‚ James Silk. 14993

BUCKINGHAM‚ James Silk.	14993	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs. Virtue‚ acknowledging receipt of her Albums‚ in which Buckingham has written some lines‚ saying he is going to give his talk on America in Newcastle to an audience of a thousand‚ and then a Lecture on Constantinople which “might be a favorable opportunity to introduce Mr. Virtue’s Publications”. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. Camden Town‚ 28 March 1842. A good letter by James Silk Buckingham (1786-1855)‚ author and traveller. His works included Travels in Mesopotamia (1827)‚ a number of accounts of travels in America and Canada‚ e.g. The Slave States of America (2 vols.‚ 1842). His correspondent in Helen Virtue‚ the wife of George Virtue‚ the publisher. Virtue selected accomplished artists‚ employed the best engravers‚ and produced books that were rarely surpassed in elegance and correctness for the period. Chief among his publications were the following‚ all illustrated by William Henry Bartlett: Switzerland‚ by William Beattie‚ 2 vols. 1836; Scotland‚ by W. Beattie‚ 1838; The Waldenses‚ by W. Beattie‚ 1838; American Scenery‚ 2 vols. 1840; Description of the Beauties of the Bosphorus‚ by Julia Pardoe‚ 1840; and The Danube‚ its History and Scenery‚ by W. Beattie‚ 1844. Virtue created a prodigious business‚ issuing upwards of twenty thousand copper and steel engravings through his career.

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BUCKINGHAM‚ James Silk. 9256

BUCKINGHAM‚ James Silk.	9256	Facsimile Letter acknowledging payment “for your Copy of my Work on the Slave States of America”‚ addressed to George Lovejoy‚ with a fully autograph postscript signed by Buckingham with initials‚ offering to lecture at New Hall. 2 pp. 4½ x 3½ inches‚ two minor paper thins. Camden Town‚ 27 April 1842. James Silk Buckingham (1786-1855)‚ author and traveller. His works included Travels in Mesopotamia (1827)‚ a number of accounts of travels in America and Canada‚ e.g. The Slave States of America (2 vols.‚ 1842).

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BULWER LYTTON‚ Edward George‚ Lord Lytton. 16061

BULWER LYTTON‚ Edward George‚ Lord Lytton.	16061 Autograph Letter Signed ‘E.L.Bulwer’‚ to Albany Fonblanque‚ discussing “Lady B’s Book”‚ and regretting “the scurrility with which yourself is visited”. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. With a separate small engraved portrait of Bulwer Lytton (facsimile signature beneath). Bayon’s Manor‚ Market Rasen [Lincolnshire]‚ 1 April 1839. Edward George Lytton Bulwer‚ 1st Baron Lytton (1803-73)‚ novelist‚ poet‚ essayist and Colonial Secretary. The reference is almost certainly to Cheveley‚ or the Man of Honour (1839)‚ by Lytton’s separated wife Rosina‚ a near-libellous fiction bitterly satirising her husband's alleged hypocrisy. “Will you give me a line to say whether you think there is anything in Lady B’s Book or in the effect it may produce that my character requires me to notice.” Albany William Fonblanque (1794–1872)‚ journalist‚ published The Examiner from 1830 to 1847.

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BURY‚ Lady Charlotte Maria. 17590

BURY‚ Lady Charlotte Maria.	17590 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Charlotte Maria Bury’‚ to Mrs. Moor at Twickenham‚ thanking her for the recipes (”receipts”) which she has copied‚ giving local news‚ asking again for “any very old receipts”. 3 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ with address panel‚ removed from an album. 25 April 1828. Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Bury (1775-1861)‚ formerly Campbell‚ novelist‚ entertained many of the Scottish literary figures of the day‚ including Sir Walter Scott and Monk Lewis. She is chiefly remembered in connection with a Diary illustrative of the Times of George IV (1838).

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BUTLER‚ Weeden. 4538

BUTLER‚ Weeden.	4538	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to the Revd.Dr.Gaskin‚ Secretary of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge‚ sending a copy of his edition of Bishop Hildesley’s Memoirs‚ and expressing his hopes for an edition in Manx. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ with the integral address leaf‚ in good condition. Chelsea‚ 19 November 1798. Weeden Butler‚ the elder (1742-1823)‚ miscellaneous writer‚ master of a classical school in Chelsea. The reference is to his book‚ ‘Memoir of Mark Hildesley D.D.‚ Bishop of Sodor and Man’.

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CADELL‚ Robert. 11797

CADELL‚ Robert.	11797	Autograph Letter Signed‚ about notes of credit for the Musée Napoleon‚ adding that he would have dealt with other matters‚ “but I am not in good spirits. My little boy is dangerously ill.” 1 page 7½ x 7 inches‚ blank section trimmed away‚ in good condition. Edinburgh‚ 21 June 1825. Robert Cadell (1788–1849) was a bookseller and publisher closely associated with Sir Walter Scott. Cadell took care of Scott in the writer's last years‚ profiting handsomely from arrangements made with Scott's family after his death such that they were absolved from debt in return for Cadell's exclusive right to republish Scott's novels and biographical material.

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CAMPBELL‚ Thomas. 12694

CAMPBELL‚ Thomas.	12694 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to William Tooke at 12 Russell Square‚ asking for assistance in the election to membership of the Athenaeum of E.Winslow‚ one of the Chancellor’s Secretaries. 1 page 7½ x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ with the integral address leaf. Mid Scotland Yard‚ 26 June 1830. Thomas Campbell (1777-1844)‚ Scottish poet. William Tooke (1777-1863)‚ solicitor‚ Fellow of the Royal Society. President of the Society of Arts‚ was a founding member of the University of London.

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CAMPBELL‚ Thomas. 12766

CAMPBELL‚ Thomas.	12766 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Dr. W.Ainslie‚ explaining why he rarely dines “out of my own House”. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ folded‚ minor paper faults and stains‚ integral address leaf‚ complete red wax armorial seal. 11 Upper Seymour Street West‚ London‚ 13 December 1823. Thomas Campbell (1777-1844)‚ Scottish poet. Sir Whitelaw Ainslie (1767-1837)‚ surgeon and writer on medical matters. “Dining out of my own House is one of the enjoyments of this life which I can very rarely enjoy - I am liberally employed every day from five to eigth with my assistant in the Journal reading the papers to me. I regret the gulph between us ...” At this time Campbell was editor of the New Monthly Magazine.

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CAMPBELL‚ Thomas. 17540

CAMPBELL‚ Thomas.	17540	A short Autograph Note‚ unsigned‚ most of it cut away‚ to William Gray in Glasgow‚ sending (not present) a design of Dr. Beattie’s arms “wrapt up in a bit of Egyptian linen taken from the mummy of a Priest of Jupiter Ammon unwrapt in my presence and waranted to be 3000 years old” (still present‚ secured by pin). With the address leaf‚ 9 x 7 inches‚ Glasgow receipt marking. 61 Lincolns Inn Fields‚ 31 March 1840. Thomas Campbell (1777-1844)‚ Scottish poet.

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CARD‚ Henry. 16262

CARD‚ Henry.	16262 Autograph Letter Signed‚ at the age of eighteen‚ as an undergraduate at Pembroke College Oxford‚ to John Pinkerton‚ Flask Row‚ Hampstead‚ describing the lectures he is attending‚ enjoying Botany‚ hoping to learn Anglo-Saxon‚ thanking him for his reading recommendations. 2 pp. 10 x 8 inches‚ damp staining overall‚ with the integral address leaf (curved OXFORD postal marking). Pembroke College‚ Oxford‚ 21 February 1796. Henry Card (1779–1844)‚ cleric and writer. Card was educated at Westminster School and Pembroke College‚ Oxford. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society 2 March 1820‚ and was also fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London‚ and of the Royal Historical Society.

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CARLISLE‚ Nicholas. 15555

CARLISLE‚ Nicholas.	15555 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to G.W.Brackenridge‚ Bristol‚ about the meetings of the Society of Antiquaries‚ and the exhibition of his correspondent’s Drawing. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ with integral address leaf‚ red wax seal‚ fine. Somerset Place‚ 4 July 1828. Nicholas Carlisle (1771-1847)‚ antiquary and librarian. In 1806‚ he became a candidate for the office of Secretary to the Society of Antiquaries‚ which he obtained the following year. In 1812‚ he became an Assistant Librarian of the Royal Library; he went on to accompany that collection to the British Museum‚ which he attended two days each week. He wrote several topographical dictionaries of England‚ Ireland‚ Wales and Scotland. He also wrote an historical account of Charitable Commissioners‚ and of Foreign Orders of Knighthood.

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CARLYLE‚ Thomas. 16101

CARLYLE‚ Thomas.	16101 Final page only of an autograph letter: “... tlll we return & see you again‚ yours truly‚ T.Carlyle”‚ also bearing Carlyle’s return address in his hand: “T.Carlyle Esq.‚ The Lord Ashburton‚ The Grange‚ Alresford‚ Hants.” 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. With a separate litho portrait of Carlyle by D’Orsay. Undated. Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)‚ historian.

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CARRINGTON‚ Noel Thomas. 14636

CARRINGTON‚ Noel Thomas.	14636 Autograph Letter Signed‚ incorporating the autograph text of the 32 line poem ‘Home’ (‘From “My Native Village” an unpublished poem‚ by the Author of Dartmoor’)‚ to Alaric Watts in London for inclusion in a literary magazine. 3 pp. 10 x 8 inches‚ integral address leaf‚ in good condition. Devonport‚ 1 October 1828. Noel Thomas Carrington (1777-1830)‚ Devonshire poet‚ who saw service as a seaman on a man-of-war at the Battle of Cape St.Vincent. He established a school at Plymouth Dock. His published poems include The Banks of the Tamar (1820) and Dartmoor (1826). ‘Whence is this wondrous Sympathy that draws/ Our souls to HOME by its mysterious laws...’

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CHALMERS‚ Alexander. 16271

CHALMERS‚ Alexander.	16271	Autograph Letter Signed‚ asking his correspondent (probably Clarke) to send his proofs under cover to Mr. Freeling‚ thanking him for his kindness at Cambridge in providing access to the libraries‚ etc. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition. Throgmorton Street‚ 26 September 1817. Alexander Chalmers (1759 – 1834)‚ Scottish writer. Trained as a doctor‚ he gave up medicine for journalism‚ and was for some time editor of the Morning Herald. Besides editions of the works of William Shakespeare‚ James Beattie‚ Henry Fielding‚ Samuel Johnson‚ Joseph Warton‚ Alexander Pope‚ Edward Gibbon‚ and Henry St John‚ Viscount Bolingbroke‚ he published A General Biographical Dictionary in 32 volumes (1812–1817); a Glossary to Shakspeare (1807); an edition of George Steevens's Shakespeare (1809); and the British Essayists‚ beginning with the Tatler and ending with the Observer‚ with biographical and historical prefaces and a general index. A quotation is often attributed to him: "The three grand essentials of happiness are: Something to do‚ someone to love‚ and something to hope for."

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CHAMBERS‚ Robert. 16821

CHAMBERS‚ Robert.	16821 Autograph Letter Signed ‘R.Chambers’‚ addressed ‘Dear Madam’‚ explaining the arrangements for dinner‚ the adjournment of the ladies into the drawing-room “in order to have a little music and a little chat”‚ hoping that their friends at 105 Princes Street and 2 Queen Street can fall in with the proposed plan. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ folds‚ light creasing. Undated. Robert Chambers (1802-71)‚ Edinburgh publisher‚ anonymous author of Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation‚ a precursor of The Origin of Species. Chambers moved to London in 1861 to work in the British Museum on his project‚ The Book of Days (published in two vols.‚ 1862-64).

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CHATTERTON‚ Georgiana. 15429

CHATTERTON‚ Georgiana.	15429	Joint Letter‚ written by Georgiana Chatterton and her husband‚ Sir William Abraham Chatterton‚ to her mother‚ Mrs. Lascelles Iremonger‚ about “the Alabastro things we send home”‚ dscribing their travels in Italy‚ departure for Rome‚ etc. 2 pp. 12 x 8 inches‚ address panel‚ postal markings‚ red wax seal‚ legible and in good condition. Florence‚ 10 December 1825. “... try to restrain your curiosity & not open the case until we arrive.” Georgiana‚ Lady Chatterton‚ later Mrs Dering (née Iremonger; 1806–1876)‚ traveller and author. In August 1824‚ she married Sir William Abraham Chatterton‚ 2nd Baronet of Castle Mahon‚ County Cork. Lady Chatterton's first book‚ Aunt Dorothy's Tales‚ was published anonymously in two volumes in 1837. Next came Rambles in the South of Ireland During the Year 1838‚ whose first edition sold out in a few weeks. After this she wrote many tales‚ novels‚ poems‚ and accounts of travels under the name Georgiana Chatterton.

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CLARKE‚ Edward. 6864

CLARKE‚ Edward.	6864	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Ed:Clarke’‚ saying that he has signed and sealed his publishing agreement‚ and hopes that Mr.Beckett can be persuaded to use his correspondent as the Printer of the work. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ minor defects‚ old repairs at edges. 1 May 1762. Edward Clarke (1730–1786)‚ traveller and author. In 1760 he went with the earl of Bristol to Madrid as chaplain to the embassy‚ from which he returned after two years. Letters Concerning the Spanish Nation‚ Written at Madrid during the Years 1760 and 1761 (1763) abounds with detailed observation. He later went to Minorca as chaplain and secretary; he published in 1767 A Defence of the Conduct of the Lieutenant-Governor of the Island of Minorca in Reply to a Printed Libel.

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COLTON‚ Caleb. 16313

COLTON‚ Caleb.	16313	Autograph Receipt Signed ‘C.Colton’‚ having borrowed from Mr. French “forty francs to be repaid from the first proceeds of coming Sale”. Together with a manuscript poem by Colton‚ in Latin‚ unsigned. Receipt 2 x 6 inches‚ formerly mounted; poem 2 pp. 8 x 6 inches. Paris‚ 8 April 1830. A scarce autograph. Charles Caleb Colton (1780–1832) was an English cleric‚ poet‚ gambler and collector‚ known for his eccentricities. Toward the end of 1820‚ Colton published Lacon‚ or Many Things in Few Words‚ addressed to those who think.‚ in a small cheap edition. It attracted attention and praise‚ however‚ and five additional printings were issued in 1821. Lacon‚ Vol. II appeared in 1822. In 1822‚ Colton re-published a previous work on Napoleon‚ with extensive additions‚ under the title of The Conflagration of Moscow. In Paris he printed An Ode on the Death of Lord Byron for private circulation and continued to write. At his death he left an unpublished poem of 600 lines called Modern Antiquity.

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COLTON‚ Charles Caleb. 3354

COLTON‚ Charles Caleb.	3354	Autograph Letter Signed ‘C.Colton’‚ to a solicitor in Tiverton‚ asking whether any steps had been taken as a result of his recent letter. 1 page 7 x 4.5 inches‚ with integral address leaf‚ minor defects only. 93 Fleet Street‚ London [postmarked 1816]. Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)‚ author of ‘Lacon‚ or many Things in a few Words addressed to those who think’ (1820‚ frequently reprinted)‚ unwilling divine‚ sportsman‚ wine merchant‚ writer‚ eccentric‚ gambler and suicide. His published works include Remarks Critical and Moral on the Talents of Lord Byron (1819).

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CONINGTON‚ John. 11785

CONINGTON‚ John.	11785	Autograph Letter Signed with initials. to ‘my dear Cholmondeley’[?]‚ commenting on his composition‚ and adding to his reading list. 4 pp. 4 x 3½ inches‚ fine. Boston [Lincolnshire]‚ 19 August 1858. John Conington (1825 -1869)‚ classical scholar. In 1866 Conington published his most famous work‚ the translation of the Aeneid of Virgil into the octosyllabic metre of Sir Walter Scott.

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CROKER‚ Thomas Crofton. 16756

CROKER‚ Thomas Crofton.	16756 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs. Oliver‚ thanking her and her companions for an agreeable railway journey‚ regretting that he is unable to accept her kind invitation “to see ‘the Flowers of Shakespear’”. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. 4 Hype Park Gate South‚ Kensington Gore‚ 12 February 1848. Thomas Crofton Croker (1798 – 1854)‚ an Irish antiquary‚ born at Cork. For some years‚ he held a position in the Admiralty‚ where his distant relative‚ John Wilson Croker‚ was his superior. Croker devoted himself largely to the collection of ancient Irish poetry and Irish folklore.

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CUNNINGHAM‚ Allan. 17652

CUNNINGHAM‚ Allan.	17652	Autograph Verses‚ signed ‘Allan Cunningham’‚ entitled ‘Anna’. 3 stanzas of 8 lines on 1 page 9 x 7½ inches‚ light surface creases‚ remains of an old album page adhering to verso‚ in good condition. Undated. Allan Cunningham (1784-1842)‚ Scottish poet and man of letters. ‘Anna’ is the song of a sailor remembering his sweetheart during adventures on the high seas “from Hebride to Havanna”. In 1825 Cunningham published four volumes of The Songs of Scotland‚ Ancient and Modern.

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CUNNINGHAM‚ Peter. 3747

CUNNINGHAM‚ Peter.	3747 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to James Cochrane‚ discussing their joint venture in the publication of The Songs of England and Scotland [published 1835]‚ offering to sell him the work outright‚ and discussing in detail the economics of the publication and sale of the edition. 3 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ with address panel‚ in good condition‚ small tear at seal opening. Audit Office‚ Somerset Place‚ 19 August 1835. Peter Cunningham (1816-1869)‚ author and critic‚ third son of Allan Cunningham‚ became a chief clerk in the Audit Office. He is remembered for his Handbook of London (2 vols. 1849)‚ and also edited other handbooks and collected works.

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D’ISRAELI‚ Isaac. 15782

D’ISRAELI‚ Isaac.	15782 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs. Elizabeth Strutt‚ thanking her for “the Dedication of your Triumphs of Genius and Perseverance”‚ although she could “have made choice of a name‚ more important in the literary world‚ than mine”. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Bloomsbury Square‚ 6 June 1825. Isaac D'Israeli (1766 –1848)‚ writer and scholar.. He is best known for his essays‚ his associations with other men of letters‚ and as the father of Benjamin Disraeli‚ Prime Minister.

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DIBDIN‚ Thomas Frognall. 15478

DIBDIN‚ Thomas Frognall.	15478 Autograph Letter Signed “I beg leave to subscribe myself your faithful servant T.F.Dibdin”‚ regretting he can not comply with his correspondent’s request‚ “however I may have been a uniform & warm admirer of your pubications.” A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches. 17 May 1821. Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776 –1847)‚ English bibliographer.

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DUDLEY‚ Sir Henry Bate. 0144

DUDLEY‚ Sir Henry Bate.	0144	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Messrs. White & Brooks‚ about the payment of interest‚ regretting that ‘My papers respecting that Estate are in the Country’‚ but promising to remit the sum due. 1 page 4to with integral address leaf. 23 Bedford Street‚ London 18 January 1793. Sir Henry Bate Dudley (1745-1824)‚ ‘The Fighting Parson’ and journalist‚ had a colourful career which earned Dr. Johnson’s criticism (to Boswell): ‘Sir‚ I will not allow this man to have merit. No sir; what he has is rather the contrary: I will indeed allow him courage‚ and on this account we so far give him credit.’

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EMPSON‚ William. 7431

EMPSON‚ William.	7431	Autograph Letter Signed ‘W.Empson’‚ making arrangements for a meeting. 2 pp. 4½ x 3½ inches‚ integral blank‚ fine. Temple‚ date illegible. William Empson (1791–1852)‚ lawyer and literary reviewer‚ editor of the Edinburgh Review.

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ENSOR‚ George. 16829

ENSOR‚ George.	16829 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to “My dear Finlay”‚ thanking him for the volume‚ and sending “my theology‚ not as an equivalent but as something heavier than mere thanks”. 1 page 8 x 5 inches‚ remains of guard. Ardress [Co. Armagh]‚ 6 November 1836. Uncommon. George Ensor (1769 –1843)‚ eminent Irish author and lawyer. He was a well-known political writer and patriot‚ author of at least twenty books of educational and Irish interest‚ and the father-in-law of J. P. Prendergast the historian. He was a friend of Daniel O'Connell‚ Jeremy Bentham and James Mill. He accompanied John Stuart Mill (aged 14) to France in 1820.

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FINCH‚ Robert. 11992

FINCH‚ Robert.	11992	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Notus’‚ to Sebastiano Ciampi in Florence‚ resolving antiquarian queries. In Italian. 1 page 10 x 8 inches‚ address panel‚ torn at seal opening‚ otherwise good. Rome‚ 23 October 1828. Robert Finch (1783-1830)‚ antiquary. He left his library‚ pictures‚ coins and medals to the Ashmolean.

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FITZPATRICK‚ Richard. 15634

FITZPATRICK‚ Richard.	15634	Letter Signed‚ as Secretary at War‚ to the Governor‚ Lieutenant Governor‚ or Officer commanding in Jersey‚ sending him the King’s Order in Council “concerning Ships and Vessels performing Quarantine”. 1 page 12 x 8 inches‚ horizontal folds‚ a few minor foxing spots‚ small loss at one corner‚ generally in good condition. Contemporary annotation: ‘He went up in a Balloon with Sadler.” War Office‚ 3 May 1783. Richard Fitzpatrick (1748–1813)‚ army officer‚ politician‚ and poet. Fitzpatrick was a talented writer of satirical verse—he published The Bath Picture (1771) and Dorinda: a Town Eclogue (1775)—a bon viveur‚ and a balloonist. In 1772 Fitzpatrick was gazetted lieutenant and captain. Despite his opposition to the American War‚ he did not resign his commission when his regiment was ordered to New York in the winter of 1777. Instead he went to America where he fought in the Battle of Brandywine and the Battle of Germantown. Fitzpatrick served as chief secretary to the lord lieutenant of Ireland‚ the duke of Portland‚ in the Rockingham administration (March–July 1782) and sat in the Irish parliament for Maryborough (1782–3). He opposed the Shelburne ministry‚ played a key role in the negotiations to form the Fox–North coalition‚ and was rewarded with the secretaryship at war when it was in power under Portland (April–December 1783).[DNB]

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FORBES‚ Duncan. 15793

FORBES‚ Duncan.	15793	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Dr. J.Forbes Royle‚ the naturalist‚ accepting an invitation‚ despite a severe cold. 3 pp. 4.5 x 3.5 inches‚ in good condition. 8 Alfred Street‚ 28 October 1844. Duncan Forbes (1798-1868)‚ orientalist‚ author of A New Persian Grammar (1828). In 1823 he took a post at Calcutta Academy‚ but because of poor health he was forced to return to Europe in 1826. In 1837 he became Professor of Oriental Languages at King's College London and stayed at this post until his retirement in 1861. During his time at King's College London he also worked at the British Museum‚ cataloguing the collection of Persian manuscripts. During his life he wrote a number of books‚ and it is for these which he is most remembered. He had a hand in translating or editing a number of books in Urdu‚ Persian and Arabic‚ including a translation of Mir Amman's Urdu Bagh o Bahar‚ or Tales of the Four Darweshes‚ (which is itself a translation from the Persian of Amir Khusro)‚ and of the Persian Adventures of Hatim Tai. Also: A grammar of the Arabic language: intended more especially for the use of young men preparing for the East India Civil Service‚ and also for the use of self-instructing students in general (various editions).

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GILBERT‚ Ann. 10069

GILBERT‚ Ann.	10069	Autograph Letter Signed‚ regretting that she is unable at present to contribute to her correspondent’s work‚ although “all I can say is‚ that if it should happen that leisure and ability unite‚ your shall be - either the better or the worse for it...” 1½ pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ small ink stain on first page‚ otherwise good. Nottingham‚ 24 March 1848. Mrs. Ann Gilbert (1782-1866)‚ writer of poetry for children. Her most popular works were written before her marriage under her maiden name‚ Ann Taylor. “I am glad to hear that the publication prospers‚ in this day‚ when selection is the difficulty...”

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GLAZEBROOK‚ Thomas Kirkland. 13691

GLAZEBROOK‚ Thomas Kirkland.	13691 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to John Blackburne‚ sending him a small medallion of the Duke of York. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 1 February 1832. Thomas Kirkland Glazebrook (1780-1855)‚ author‚ lived for many years in Warrington‚ where he carried on the business of a glass manufacturer.

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GODDARD‚ William Stanley. 14473

GODDARD‚ William Stanley.	14473 Autograph Letter Signed ‘W.S.Goddard’‚ to Mr. Wilkie‚ Bookseller‚ Pater Noster Row‚ thanking him for the copy of the Hecuba‚ discussing editions of Greek plays‚ preferring Latin translations to be at the end of each play‚ assuring his correspondent that “some time hence I have no doubt that I shall use your Book in our School”. 1½ pages‚ integral address leaf with red wax seal‚ some light dust soiling. Winchester College‚ 23 April 1797. William Stanley Goddard DD (1757–1845)‚ Headmaster of Winchester College.

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GRATTAN‚ Thomas Colley. 10131

GRATTAN‚ Thomas Colley.	10131	Autograph Letter in the third person‚ accepting an invitation. 4½ x 3 inches‚ in good condition. 9 Porchester Place‚ 3 June [watermark 1848]. Thomas Colley Grattan (1791–1864)‚ Irish journalist and novelist. His father was a second cousin both of the Irish parliamentary leader Henry Grattan and‚ through his mother‚ Hannah Colley‚ of Arthur Wellesley‚ later duke of Wellington. His Highways & Byways‚ or Tales of the Roadside (1823) made his name widely known. John Mitchell Kemble (1807-1857)‚ philologist and historian‚ editor of the British and Foreign Review‚ 1835 to 1845.

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GREGSON‚ Matthew. 13105

GREGSON‚ Matthew.	13105	Autograph Letter in the third person inviting Mr. Kaye Dowland to breakfast. 3½ x 6 inches‚ mounted with a printed prospectus of the second edition of The Frgments of Lancashire‚ and a separate mounted mezzotint portrait of Gregson. St. Ann’s Street‚ 17 July 1824. Matthew Gregson (1749–1824)‚ antiquary‚ copiled a Portfolio of Fragments relative to the History and Antiquities of the County Palatine and Duchy of Lancaster‚ which he brought out in 1817 in three folio parts. The second and enlarged edition is dated 1824‚ and the third‚ edited and indexed by John Harland‚ came out in 1867. This work led to his election as a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries‚ and to his honorary membership of the Newcastle-on-Tyne Society of Antiquaries. He was offered knighthood by the Prince Regent on presenting a copy of the book‚ but declined the dignity. He often wrote on antiquarian subjects in the Gentleman's Magazine.

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GRIFFITHS‚ John. 0336

GRIFFITHS‚ John.	0336 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Colnaghi‚ asking whether he has received ‘the plate of Dr. Williams and one hundred Impressions’‚ and giving instructions for the dispatch of twenty of them to Dr. Williams at the Close in Winchester. 1 page 4to. Wadham College‚ 9 December 1838. John Griffiths (1806-85)‚ then sub-warden at Wadham‚ later keeper of the archives at Oxford‚ collector of rare engravings and etchings.

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GURNEY‚ Anna. 13147

GURNEY‚ Anna.	13147	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to an unnamed correspondent‚ thanking him for sending the “excellent stockings”‚ and reporting family news. 3¼ pages 7½ x 4½ inches‚ remains of guard‚ in good condition. Northrepps Cottage‚ Cromer [Norfolk]‚ 12 November‚ no year given. Uncommon. Anna Gurney (1795-1857)‚ Old English scholar and author of A Literal Translation of the Sazon Chronicle (1819)‚ although she mastered six or seven languages and was an important translator of Daniel Solander‚ the Swedish botanist. She was the first female member of the British Archaeological Association‚ a prison reformer‚ and a noted anti-slavery campaigner. From 1825 she lived with her first cousin‚ Sarah Buxton (d.1839)‚ sister of the politician and philanthropist Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton. In this letter Anna Gurney reports that Hannah Backhouse “is returned from America & is now with her mother my Aunt Gurney near Norwich”. She adds: “I am sorry that the very short stay Miss Buxton and I were able to make in Edinburgh last summer (only one night) prevented our having the pleasure of calling on Mr. Cruickshank.”

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HALL‚ Anna Maria. 12978

HALL‚ Anna Maria.	12978	Autograph Letter Signed‚ enlisting her correspondent’s aid at a bazaar in aid of The Great Northern Hospital. 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ fine. Office of the Art Journal‚ undated. Anna Maria Hall (1800-1881)‚ Irish novelist who often published as "Mrs. S.C. Hall".

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HALL‚ Spencer T. 10055

HALL‚ Spencer T.	10055	An interesting Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Fred Gooch‚ including literary matters‚ the printing of his lectures‚ stating that “I am mesmerising again‚ truly enough - and am as truly much engaged”. 4 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ folds‚ in good condition. 11 Bloomsbury Square‚ London 16 May 1848. Spencer Timothy Hall (1812-1885)‚ known as the ‘Sherwood Forester’‚ mesmerist and miscellaneous writer. His letter includes mention of the poets Richard Howitt and Bernard Barton. “Alas for poor Walter Crisp Ellis‚ about whom you inquire! One Saturday last winter‚ he was negociating for me with my poor alienated wife‚ and fell dead whilst washing himself on the following Tuesday morning! I am mesmerising again‚ truly enough - and am as truly much engaged‚ just as you suppose; and‚ just as you also suppose‚ that is the only cause of my not writing more to my friends in whose kind remembrance and forgiveness I have perhaps more faith than I ought to have.”

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HALLAM‚ Henry. 0388

HALLAM‚ Henry.	0388	A good Autograph Letter Signed‚ stating his unworthiness to become President of the Royal Society of Literature‚ but agreeing to serve ‘for two years only’. 3 pp. 8vo. Lilton Court‚ 17 March 1845. Henry Hallam (1777-1859)‚ historian. ‘ ... I shall be fully sensible of this token of their esteem; and I will endeavour to take care of the interests of the Society‚ in which I am sure of the co-operation of those who have been already active in its affairs.’

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HALLAM‚ Henry. 0565

HALLAM‚ Henry.	0565	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Gladstone‚ asking him to dine‚ and ‘knowing your interest in colonial affairs‚ I should like to introduce you to Col. Mundy‚ lately returned from Sydney’. 1 page 7 x 4.5 inches. 3 May. Henry Hallam (1777-1859)‚ historian‚ the father of Tennyson’s friend‚ Arthur Hallam.

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HARE‚ Augustus William. 6863

HARE‚ Augustus William.	6863 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Augustus W.Hare’‚ to Mr.Cadell in The Strand‚ discussing the corrections and additions which would be necessary for a new edition of the History of Greece by William Mitford (d.1827)‚ but declining to supply “Criticisms of the Work” 4 pp. 7 x 9 inches‚ address panel‚ one hole at seal tear‚ otherwise in good condition. New College‚ Oxford‚ 18 April 1827. Augustus William Hare (1792–1834)‚ Church of England clergyman and author. In 1827 with his brother Julius Charles Hare he published Guesses at Truth‚ by Two Brothers‚ a collection of essays and aphorisms inspired by Coleridge and Wordsworth. After his death many of his sermons were widely read‚ through the two volumes known as The Alton Sermons‚ or‚ Sermons to a Country Congregation‚ first published in 1837 and frequently reprinted.

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HARNESS‚ William. 17182

HARNESS‚ William.	17182 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Miss Wilkinson‚ 27 Upper Baker Street‚ agreeing to assist her friend in obtaining a pew in church‚ underlining “I will ensure her a seat”‚ sending kindest remembrances to Mrs. and Miss Siddons. 1½ pages‚ 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ with the integral address leaf. Undated‚ watermark 1820. William Harness (1790-1869)‚ cleric‚ friend of Byron‚ and the author of a Life of Shakespeare‚ The Life of Mary Russell Mitford‚ and other works.

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HARRISON‚ William Henry. 11826

HARRISON‚ William Henry.	11826	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Messrs. Smith Edler‚ returning “the enclosed with quotations - should they occupy more space than you can afford‚ you must select the best.” A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches. Camberwell‚ 14 December 1833. William Henry Harrison‚ author of Waldemar‚ A Tale of the Thirty Years’ War.

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HEBER‚ Richard. 16322

HEBER‚ Richard.	16322 Autograph Letter Signed‚ thanking his correspondent for his exertions in an election‚ saying he is considering a journey “in the North this autumn‚ as far as Walter Scott”‚ hoping to find another time to visit his friend‚ and asking “to be kindly remembered to yr two young Oxonian friends”. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ one small tear repaired‚ remains of guard‚ in good condition. Hodnet‚ 11 September 1821. Uncommon. Richard Heber (1773 – 1833)‚ book collector. Sir Walter Scott classed Heber's library as "superior to all others in the world". "No gentleman‚" Heber remarked‚ "can be without three copies of a book‚ one for show‚ one for use‚ and one for borrowers."

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HOARE‚ Prince. 13896

HOARE‚ Prince.	13896	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Osias Humphry‚ Newman Street‚ about providing him with “the sum of eighteen Baiocchi‚ Volpato’s print of the School of Athens‚ & a small pamphlet of the life of Tintoret”. A fine one page example‚ 9 x 7 inches‚ with the integral address leaf tipped on to an old album page. Piccadilly‚ 6 June‚ no year given. Prince Hoare (1755-1834)‚ dramatist and artist‚ author of the Memoirs of Granville Sharp (1820).

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HOARE‚ Prince. 6698

HOARE‚ Prince.	6698 Autograph Letter Signed‚ thanking his correspondent on behalf of the Royal Academy for “your communications on several processes in the Arts”. 1 page 8½ x 7 inches‚ paper adhering to corners where formerly mounted. York Buildings‚ Buckingham Street‚ 6 April 1818. Prince Hoare (1755-1834)‚ dramatist and artist‚ author of the Memoirs of Granville Sharp (1820).

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HOFLAND‚ Barbara. 12469

HOFLAND‚ Barbara.	12469	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Edward Lane‚ asking him to provide the bearer‚ Dr. Laycock‚ with the name of someone who can provide him with “a little general idea of Arabic” for his journey to Cairo. 1¼ pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ address leaf‚ in good condition. Undated. Barbara Hofland (1770-1844)‚ author.

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HOFLAND‚ Barbara. 15477

HOFLAND‚ Barbara.	15477 Autograph Letter Signed‚ sending her correspondent “some of my Son’s Sermons”‚ saying she had come home in a hurry “to set hard to work for an American Annual”. 1½ pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ one marginal tear. Undated‚ probably mid 1830s. Barbara Hofland (1770 –1844)‚ English writer of moral stories for children‚ and of schoolbooks and poetry. Her son Frederic‚ an Anglican priest‚ predeceased her in 1832.

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HOOKHAM‚ Mary Ann. 7426

HOOKHAM‚ Mary Ann.	7426 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to an editor‚ discussing the reviews of her work‚ and asking for a meeting to discuss remuneration. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ light dust soiling. 4 Fitzroy Street‚ Fitzroy Square‚ 2 May 1872. Mary Ann Hookham‚ author of The Life and Times of Margaret of Anjou (1872).

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HORNE‚ Richard Hengist. 4581

HORNE‚ Richard Hengist.	4581 Autograph Note Signed ‘R.H.H.’‚ to Mrs.Bird‚ arranging to call for her and her friend for a visit to the Zoological Gardens‚ asking her to forgive “my abrupt departure” if it is necessary for him to leave early. 1 page 4 x 7 inches‚ tipped on to an old album page. [1850] 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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HUNT‚ Leigh. 17553

HUNT‚ Leigh.	17553	Autograph Letter Signed ‘L.H.’‚ to Mr. How‚ Fleet Street‚ sending a proof‚ discussing corrections. Three lines on a strip of paper 9 x 3½ inches‚ blank sections cut away‚ address on verso‚ in good condition. With a separate small portrait of Leigh Hunt. Saturday‚ 24 June‚ no year given. Leigh Hunt (1784-1859)‚ critic‚ essayist‚ poet and writer. “I find I had left behind me yesterday the first part of the proof. I enclose with it the Envoy with the additional lines‚ & you will see how I have done away with the necessity of numerals. I will be with you on Monday morning; but need not say I shall be glad of the woodcuts meantime‚ if they arrive. Yours truly‚ L.H.”

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HUNTER‚ Joseph. 11214

HUNTER‚ Joseph.	11214	Autograph Letter Signed‚ offering introductions. 1 page 4½ x 3½ inches. Undated. Joseph Hunter (1783-1861)‚ antiquary‚ minister of a presbyterian congregation at Bath‚ and an Assistant Keeper of Public Records.

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HUNTINGFORD‚ Henry. 0439

HUNTINGFORD‚ Henry.	0439	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to his publishers‚ asking them to return the book containing the Fable of Reynard the Fox‚ and (with reference to ‘my Pindar’) asking whether it was customary for publishers to give authors a certain number of free copies of their books. 3 pp. 8vo. Fine. Winchester‚ 28 November 1814. Henry Huntingford (1787-1867)‚ fellow of New College and Winchester‚ editor of Pindar.

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INGRAM‚ James. 16305

INGRAM‚ James.	16305 Autograph Letter Signed‚ supporting his correspondent’s publication “as a Wykehamist”‚ correcting the details of the arms of the See of Winchester in the circular‚ with a small sketch of a mitre in the text. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ folds‚ in good condition. Trinity College Oxford‚ 11 January 1843. James Ingram (1774-1850)‚ Anglo-Saxon scholar and President of Trinity College Oxford. His publications included an edition of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (1823)‚ an edition of Quintilian (1809) and Memorials of Oxford (3 volumes‚ 1832 to 1837) with 100 illustrations by John Le Keux.

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ISAACSON‚ Stephen. 10106

ISAACSON‚ Stephen.	10106	Autograph Letter Signed‚ discussing books‚ publishing and antiquarian interests: “I look upon myself as an Archaological Bishop”. 4 pp. cross written but legible‚ 5½ x 3¾ inches‚ in good condition. 7 Wakefield Street‚ Brunswick Square‚ 23 July 1843. Stephen Isaacson (1798-1849)‚ miscellaneous writer‚ anti-abolitionist‚ author of An Address to the British Nation on the Present State and Prospects of the West India Colonies (1840) in which he argued in favour of an extensive system of immigration as the only means of extinguishing slavery and the slave trade.

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JAMESON‚ Anna. 16366

JAMESON‚ Anna.	16366	Autograph Letter in the third person‚ to Mr. Hunter‚ thanking him for his help in respect of an important portrait of Margaret‚ Queen of Scotland. Together with her autograph visiting card‚ giving her address in Rome. 3½ pages‚ 7 x 4½ inches‚ light dust soiling. undated. Anna Jameson (1794-1860)‚ Irish art critic and author.

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JEKYLL‚ Joseph. 2600

JEKYLL‚ Joseph.	2600	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr.Gurney‚ thanking him for ‘the final success’‚ saying that ‘My Young Man shall make them in person’‚ adding that ‘I began to fear that Addison & Tomlinson & Wilkinson would all reject Jekyllson’. 1 page 4.5 x 3.5 inches‚ light stain where mounted‚ otherwise good. Spring Garden‚ 15 January 1827. Joseph Jekyll (d.1837)‚ lawyer‚ wit and politician.

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JERNINGHAM‚ Edward. 10023

JERNINGHAM‚ Edward.	10023	Autograph Letter in the third person: “Mr Jerningham presents his Compliments to Mr Hill - would esteem it as a Favor if he would have the goodness to admit the enclosed (sent him by a Friend) into the next Mirror.” 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ with the integral address leaf (’To Thomas Hill Esqre’)‚ minor tears at centre fold. Undated Edward Jerningham (1727-1812)‚ poet and dramatist.

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JERROLD‚ William Blanchard. 11015

JERROLD‚ William Blanchard.	11015 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Chapman‚ clarifying his intentions in offering a work for publication. 2 pp. 5½ x 3½ inches‚ in good condition‚ lightly toned. 43 Mornington Road‚ Regents Park‚ 21 March 1850 William Blanchard Jerrold (1826-1884)‚ journalist and author. He was appointed the Crystal Palace commissioner to Sweden in 1853‚ and wrote A Brage-Beaker with the Swedes (1854) on his return. In 1855 he was sent to the Paris exhibition as correspondent for several London papers‚ and from that time he lived much in Paris. In 1857 he succeeded his father as editor of Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper‚ a post which he held for twenty-six years.

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JOHNSTON‚ Bryce. 0106

JOHNSTON‚ Bryce.	0106 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to George Chalmers‚ Office for Trade‚ forwarding a presentation copy of his latest book‚ ‘An Essay on the way to restore and perpetuate good order‚ peace‚ and prosperity to the nations’. 1 page 4to‚ address leaf. Holywood‚ 5 June 1801. ‘According to your advice‚ I have thrown off a small edition of the book... I have sold the first edition of 1000 copies to Ogle and Ailsman in Edinburgh. They intend in ten days‚ to send up some copies to Ogle in London for sale.’

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JUBB‚ George. 17676

JUBB‚ George.	17676 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Geo: Jubb’‚ making suggestions about his correspondent’s book. 1 page 6 x 7 inches‚ trimmed at head and foot‚ minor blemishes. Porters near Barnet‚ Hertfordshire‚ 27 December 1759. George Jubb‚ DD (1717-1787)‚ Regius Professor of Hebrew at Oxford in 1780; Chancellor of the Diocese of York in 1781. “For I am fully persuaded that the best source of illustration to the SS. is the collation of the Mss. joined to the use of sound & sober Criticism‚ a talent alas! but rarely to be found.”

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KAYE‚ John William. 11825

KAYE‚ John William.	11825	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to A.Elder of Messrs. Smith‚ Elder & Co.‚ asking him to send a copy of Doveton to a captain in Bedford Place‚ and to look out for reviews of his book and send them to Kaye himself. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ tears at centre fold and at seal opening‚ address panel. Postmarked 1837. Sir John William Kaye (1814-1876)‚ military historian‚ author of The History of the War in Afghanistan (London‚ 1851)‚ succeeded John Stuart Mill as secretary of the political and secret department of the India Office. He is referring in this letter to an early work‚ Doveton; or‚ The man of many impulses‚ by the author of 'Jerningham' [3 vols.‚ 1837].

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KER‚ Charles Henry Bellenden. 3309

KER‚ Charles Henry Bellenden.	3309 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to ‘Dear Koenig’‚ explaining that he can not find an autograph of John Horne Tooke‚ although he is ‘certain I have several receipts for his diversions of Purley’‚ asking him to apply to Planta for a reading room ticket so that he can consult the Hargreaves MSS. 1 page 7 x 4.5 inches‚ in good condition. Lincolns Inn‚ Tuesday Night [annotated in another hand April 1817]. Charles Henry Bellenden Ker (1785?-1871)‚ legal reformer. He had already applied for a reading room ticket ‘but (as is quite usual with every public institution in England) I was treated with neglect’.

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LAKE WILLIAMS‚ John Frederick. 16615

LAKE WILLIAMS‚ John Frederick.	16615	An interesting Autograph Letter Signed‚ to the Reverend Dr. A Clarke‚ sending “ a faithful transcript of the inscription I shewed you this morning”‚ discussing Ancient Egyptian‚ Chaldean and Syrian scripts‚ deciphering hieroglyphics‚ the Rosetta Stone‚ and related matters. 2 pp. with address panel‚ 1 page inscription transcript‚ 10 x 8 inches‚ generally in good condition‚ a few blemishes. 23 Duke Street‚ British Museum‚ 27 April 1816. J.F. Lake Williams‚ author of An Historical Account of Inventions and Discoveries‚ 2 vols.‚ 1820. Probably Adam Clarke (1762-1832)‚ Wesleyan preacher‚ commentator and theological writer.

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LEATHAM‚ William Henry. 15543

LEATHAM‚ William Henry.	15543 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to H.G.Adams‚ Rochester‚ thanking him for his review of “my little Ballads”‚ agreeing to subscribe to Adams’ Biographia Cantiana and “also to your Peace Reading Book ... tho’ I have resigned my membership with the Society of Friends I shall ever retain many of their excellent & Xtian sentiments.” 3¼ pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Heath nr. Wakefield‚ 11 December 1843. William Henry Leatham (1815 - 1889)‚ banker‚ poet and Liberal politician. Leatham was a poet and author‚ writing a collection of Poems in 1840‚ and Tales of English Life and Miscellanies.

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LOUDON‚ Jane. 15494

LOUDON‚ Jane.	15494	Autograph Letter Signed ‘J.W.Loudon’‚ saying she has sent her correspondent’s work to Messrs Bradbury & Evans‚ asking for “the loan of the cuts indicated”‚ asking for some of the “cuts from Evangeline”‚ or another suitable work‚ “for us to use this week” (in the Ladies’ Companion at Home and Abroad‚ which she edited). 4 pp.6 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. Bayswater‚ 4 March 1850. Jane Webb Loudon (1807-1858)‚ horticultural and miscellaneous writer. In addition to Prose and Verse (1824) she published anonymously The Mummy! A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century (1827)‚ a pioneering work of science fiction that brought together political commentary‚ Egyptomania‚ and interest in technology. She accompanied her husband‚ John Claudius Loudon (1783-1843)‚ the landscape gardener‚ on his journeys. Her books were part of an effort to reduce her husband’s debts. Jane Loudon’s most successful work was ‘The Ladies’ Companion to the Flower Garden’ [1841‚ and many later editions]. Jane Loudon worked for two years as editor of The Ladies Companion at Home and Abroad‚ after which she ceased publishing. “I have received the enclosed letter from Miss Benham‚ & unfortunately the cut she has mentioned is I think too painful a subject for a work like the Ladies’ Companion.”

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LOUDON‚ Jane. 16623

LOUDON‚ Jane.	16623	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Professor Wheatstone‚ introducing the bearer‚ “the inventor of a very curious instrument”‚ asking him to help making the invention known. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ with address leaf‚ remains of guard where formerly mounted. Bayswater‚ 30 March 1835. “Mr. L. has also recommended him to take it to Mr. Faraday.” Jane Webb Loudon (1807-1858)‚ horticultural and miscellaneous writer. In addition to Prose and Verse (1824) she published anonymously The Mummy! A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century (1827)‚ a pioneering work of science fiction that brought together political commentary‚ Egyptomania‚ and interest in technology. She accompanied her husband‚ John Claudius Loudon (1783-1843)‚ the landscape gardener‚ on his journeys. Her books were part of an effort to reduce her husband’s debts. Jane Loudon’s most successful work was ‘The Ladies’ Companion to the Flower Garden’ [1841‚ and many later editions].

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LOVER‚ Samuel. 2722

LOVER‚ Samuel.	2722	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Moss Harris‚ saying when he will call for her‚ and asing her to bring “Grief is Mine” and “Oh dont you remember” ‘as well as the music of the first lecture’. 1 page 7 x 4.5 inches‚ traces of mounting. Thursday [undated]. Samuel Lover (1797-1868)‚ Irish artist and dramatist.

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LOWTHIAN‚ John. 10082

LOWTHIAN‚ John.	10082	Holograph Article on “Provincial Glossaries”‚ listing unusual words and their local usage in Hallamshire‚ submitted for inclusion in the Gentleman’s Magazine‚ signed ‘Omicron’ and ‘J.Lowthian’‚ in letter form. 3 pp. (over 1000 words) 12½ x 8 inches‚ address panel (The Gentleman’s Magazine‚ 25 Parliament Street‚ London)‚ “For Mr. Nichols”. Kellington‚ 8 August 1833. The Rev. Dr. John Lowthian‚ Rector of Kellington‚ Yorkshire‚ submitted articles to the Gentleman’s Magazine under the signature of Omicron. He played a small part in the publication of the poems of Susanna Blamire. In this article Lowthian lists words (e.g. Panchin‚ Gally-balk‚ Addock‚ Mits‚ Cuddy) which might be included in a new edition of a Hallamshire glossary. A dismissive comment in pencil by the recipient suggests that some of the words are “not rightly explained”.

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LUNN‚ Joseph. 10071

LUNN‚ Joseph.	10071	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to ‘My dear Moore’‚ making arrangements to call‚ possibly “on my return from the Theatre”. A good one page example 9 x 7 inches‚ traces of mounting. Salopian Hotel‚ dated 1828 in pencil in another hand. Joseph Lunn (1784-1863)‚ dramatist.

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LYSONS‚ Daniel. 12659

LYSONS‚ Daniel.	12659	Autograph Note Signed‚ to Mr. Christie‚ the auctioneer‚ authorising Mr. Manson to bid on his behalf at the sale of the articles of Mr. S.Lyson on 4th May: “should any of these be knocked down to him they will be bought in my name. Countersigned by Manson accepting the commission. 5 x 7 inches‚ minor defects‚ in clean condition‚ neatly mounted. 2 May 1820. An interesting example of an auction commission at Christie’s‚ signed by W.Manson. Daniel Lysons (1762–1834)‚ notable antiquary and topographer‚ who published the four-volume The Environs of London (published 1792 to 1796).

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MacCABE‚ William Bernard. 1366

MacCABE‚ William Bernard.	1366 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to John Scott at the Morning Advertiser Office‚ thanking him for the review of his book‚ and discussing his own responsibility for the tone of Mr.Harnett’s review. 1 page 9.5 x 8 inches‚ integral address leaf‚ also signed‚ some light creasing‚ otherwise good. 29 Upper Belgrave Place‚ 29 December 1846. William Bernard MacCabe (1801-91)‚ Irish author‚ journalist on the Morning Chronicle‚ and historian‚ wrote A Catholic History of England‚ which appeared in three large volumes in 1847‚ 1849‚ and 1854.

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MACFARLANE‚ Charles. 15910

MACFARLANE‚ Charles.	15910 A lengthy Auitograph Letter Signed‚ to his friend‚ Benjamin Hawes‚ discussing “poor Christie”‚ a request for an autograph of Isambard Brunel‚ his own forthcoming visit to Constantinople‚ his Scottish travels‚ Henry Marshall’s recent work on Ceylon‚ and much else. 7 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ folds‚ a few minor marginal blemishes‚ generally good. Colinton House‚ near Edinburgh‚ Monday morning‚ 22 March [1847]. Charles Macfarlane (1799-1858) travelled extensively in Turkey in 1827 and again in 1847. His travel works included ‘Constantinople in 1828’. Sir Benjamin Hawes (1797-1862)‚ Whig politician‚ brother-in-law of Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

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MacGREGOR‚ John. 17247

MacGREGOR‚ John.	17247	Autograph Letter Signed‚ sending “my Carte representing me in my little yawl Rob Roy (not the canoe) ...” 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ minor blemishes only. 10 November 1875. John MacGregor (1825 – 1892)‚ nicknamed Rob Roy after a renowned relative‚ was a Scottish explorer‚ travel writer and philanthropist. He is generally credited with the development of the first sailing canoes and with popularising canoeing as a sport in Europe and the United States. He founded the British Royal Canoe Club (RCC) in 1866 becoming its first Captain. “I enclose my Carte representing me in my little yawl Rob Roy (not the canoe)‚ in which I sailed 1500 miles‚ entirely alone; crossing the Channel twice‚ once by the long passage of 100 miles from Havre to England.”

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MACKAY‚ Charles. 11099

MACKAY‚ Charles.	11099 Autograph Letter Signed‚ offering literary contributions to Ainsworth’s Magazine‚ and asking for payment for one contribution‚ “viz. the Lords of Duarts’ vengeance”. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ newpaper cutting on integral blank leaf. Argus Office‚ Glasgow‚ 9 May 1845. Charles Mackay (1814-89)‚ poet and journalist.

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MARIA CLEMENTINA. [Henry Nelson Coleridge] 16236

MARIA CLEMENTINA. [Henry Nelson Coleridge]	16236 Autograph Order to pay to Senora Davis‚ signed ‘M.Clementina’. With a note below the signature‚ in another hand: The “Nun” Maria Clementina mentioned by Coleridge. In Spanish. 3 x 5 inches‚ laid down. Undated. Maria Clementina’s moment of indiscretion with the hopelessly romantic young Henry Nelson Coleridge was made public in Coleridge’s Six Months in the West Indies in 1825. Henry Nelson Coleridge (1798 – 1843) was an editor of the works of his uncle Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

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MATHIAS‚ Thomas James. 6092

MATHIAS‚ Thomas James.	6092 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to James Ainslie‚ hoping she will accept “a ‘Libriccino’‚ of which only a few copies were printed‚ & I trust that ‘Our Lady of Lesbos’ will be heard in her own excuse”‚ and regretting that Mr and Mrs Ainslie are quitting Naples so soon. 1 page 5 x 4 inches‚ with the integral address leaf‚ remains of guard‚ occasional light staining. 74 Monte di Dio‚ Pirro-falcone‚ 24 May 1819. Thomas James Mathias (1754-1835)‚ satirist and Italian scholar. Mathias went to Italy in 1817‚ and published his Lycra Sacra there in 1819.

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MAVOR‚ William Fordyce. 11799

MAVOR‚ William Fordyce.	11799	Autograph Letter Signed ‘W.Mavor’‚ written for publication‚ entitled ‘Influx of Foreigners’‚ about French emigration following “the horrid Scenes” of the Revolution‚ predicting danger and disorder unless the Government takes action. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ fine‚ with integral leaf‚ docketed. Woodstock‚ 14 September 1792. William Fordyce Mavor (1758-1837)‚ compiler of educational works‚ including: A general collection of voyages and travels‚ including the most interesting records of navigators and travellers‚ from the discovery of America‚ by Columbus‚ in 1492‚ to the travels of Lord Valentia; The History of the Arabs Including The Life of Mohammed ; The English Spelling Book; works on shorthand‚ etc. As a postscript to this letter‚ Mavor adds “A Hint: Would it be improper to invite the French Emigrants to declare their Mean of Support and those who have none‚ to chuse‚ according to their Principles‚ to be transported to the nearest possible Place under the Protection of the Allied Armies - or to the greatest Distance from them? The Wishes of each party [monarchists and revolutionaries] would then be consulted‚ and Britain freed from Danger.”

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MAYO‚ Charles. 4576

MAYO‚ Charles.	4576	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Messrs.Lackington & Allen‚ about a parcel of books sent for valuation‚ informing them that “I shall take the Value in Books‚ and shall probably exceed the Value considerably if it be liberal”. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ integral address leaf‚ browned‚ filing hole. November‚ 1809. Charles Mayo (1750-1829)‚ historian‚ author of a ‘Compendious View of Universal History’ and other works.

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McCULLOCH‚ John Ramsay. 11322

McCULLOCH‚ John Ramsay.	11322	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to John Bidwell‚ asking him to forward “a few more Queries for the consuls” to whoever has yet to receive them. A good one page example‚ 8 x 5 inches‚ integral blank leaf. 4 Southampton Street‚ 8 March 1833. John Ramsay McCulloch (1789-1864)‚ statistician and political economist. McCulloch’s most important work‚ A Dictionary‚ Practical‚ Theoretical‚ and Historical‚ of Commerce and Commercial Navigation (1832) was based on consular reports and other exact statistics.

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MELMOTH‚ William‚ the younger. 11920

MELMOTH‚ William‚ the younger.	11920 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Wm. Melmoth’‚ to Josiah Sharpe at his chambers in Lincolns Inn‚ about his annuity‚ asking Sharpe to take care of Melmoth’s interest in an estate. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ integral address leaf‚ BATH straight line cancel. Bath‚ 31 December 1764. Uncommon. William Melmoth the younger (1710-1799)‚ author‚ translator from the Classics.

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MERLE‚ William Henry. 7020

MERLE‚ William Henry.	7020	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to George Cruickshank‚ suggesting a number of titles for their next work‚ and hoping to find a better printer for it. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Cheltenham‚ 27 February 1841. William Henry Merle [later de Merle]‚ [pseuds. A. B.‚ A. Bird‚ the White Blackbird] (1791–1878)‚ author. Cruickshank illustrated a collection of Merle's journalistic pieces‚ Odds and Ends in Verse and Prose (April 1831; 2nd edn‚ 1836). Merle also published Costanca‚ a Poem‚ in 1828‚ and two novels‚ Glenlonely (1837)‚ and the quasi-autobiographical Melton de Mowbray‚ or‚ The Banker's Son (1838).Their fraught professional relationship lasted sixty years‚ during which Merle bombarded Cruickshank with his ideas for literary projects. This letter reflects the theme of their collaboration: “It has occurred to me that I have not sufficiently bowed to the humour and taste of the day in the pains bestowed in my unfortunate last. Wd not - might not - the public rise a bite better at? ... The Sporting Days of Fox Hunting Parsons‚ by the Author of Melton & Mowbray.”

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MILLER‚ Thomas. 15753

MILLER‚ Thomas.	15753	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to ‘Kind Lady’‚ agreeing to “scribble away for you‚ from the first moment when Aurora hung out her golden banner from the East‚ until her silver sister‚ the Moon‚ followed in her footsteps‚ and went out to walk forth amongst her royal stars...” 1 page 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ laid down on part of an old album page. 9 Newgate Street‚ 28 March 1843. Thomas Miller (1807-74)‚ poet and writer‚ known as the Basket Maker. Miller left school aged nine and became an itinerant basket maker in Nottingham. In 1835 Miller sent poems in an ornate basket to Lady Blessington‚ who invited him to her soirées at Gore House‚ showing him off as a working-class poet. Here he met‚ among others‚ Disraeli and Bulwer Lytton. Two volumes‚ A Day in the Woods (1836) and Beauties of the Country (1837)‚ were well received‚ and Henry Colburn commissioned three historical novels‚ Royston Gower (1838)‚ Fair Rosamond (1839)‚ and Lady Jane Grey (1840). Although much of his life was a struggle against poverty‚ fatigue‚ and‚ later‚ illness and spells of blindness‚ Miller produced more than any other Victorian working-class author‚ publishing over forty-five titles besides numerous contributions to periodicals. [ODNB]

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MITFORD‚ Mary Russell. 4614

MITFORD‚ Mary Russell.	4614	Autograph Letter in the third person‚ asking Mr.Earle to forward a note “to the author of the packet with which he has so kindly favored her”. 4½ x 3¾ inches‚ laid down on part of an old album page. Three Mile Cross‚ near Reading‚ 4 August 1843. Mary Russell Mitford (1787-1855)‚ novelist and dramatist‚ author of Our Village (1824-32).

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MOHL‚ Mary. 17113

MOHL‚ Mary.	17113	A series of three Autograph Letters Signed‚ to Lady Pollock‚ introducing friends‚ making arrangements to call‚ plans for dinner‚ Sanson and his anecdote of Rachel at 17‚ articles worth reading‚ a visit by the Dean and his spouse‚ who then fell ill‚ “the new Opera House which I believe is very much like the mountain who brought forth a mouse ...”‚ poor Mrs Wynn Finch who goes nowhere‚ etc. 3 letters‚ 10 pp.‚ in good condition. 8 Clarges Street‚ Piccadilly‚ and elsewhere‚ probably Paris (French watermark)‚ undated. Mary Elizabeth Mohl or Mary Elizabeth Clarke (1793 – 1883) was a British writer‚ and a salon hostess in Paris. She was known by her nickname of "Clarkey". She was admired for her independence and conversation. She eventually married the orientalist Julius von Mohl. She was an ardent Francophile‚ a feminist‚ and a close friend of Florence Nightingale. She wrote about her interest in the history of women's rights.

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MONCRIEFF‚ William Thomas. 9817

MONCRIEFF‚ William Thomas.	9817 Autograph Letter Signed ‘W.T.Moncrieff’‚ to Mr. Lunn junior‚ King Street‚ expressing his anger at “That treacherous little abortion” who had “been selling both me and Yates”‚ and hoping that his correspondent has “touch’d up the Dublin Manager”. 2 pp. 7½ x 4½ inches‚ integral blank leaf‚ surface creases. 98 Waterloo Road‚ 12 October 1838. William Thomas Moncrieff (1794-1857)‚ dramatist.

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MONTGOMERY‚ James. 12955

MONTGOMERY‚ James.	12955 Autograph Verses Signed‚ entitled The Gentianella. 18 lines (2 verses: In Leaf and In Flower) on 1 page 10 x 8 inches‚ a few minor marginal faults‚ generally in good condition. Sheffield‚ 2 January 1829. James Montgomery (1771-1854)‚ poet and hymn writer.

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MOON‚ Francis. 17281

MOON‚ Francis.	17281	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to C.H.Wagstaff‚ saying he has added a hundred guineas to the bill submitted by Wagstaff‚ so pleased is Moon by the “Parris Coronation plate” he had commissioned. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ with the address leaf‚ dusty‚ otherwise in good condition. 20 Threadneedle Street‚ 10 March 1842. Uncommon. Sir Francis Graham Moon‚ 1st Baronet (1796 –1871)‚ printseller and publisher. He became Lord Mayor of London. Moon became a print seller and acquired a number of shops at the corner of Finch Street and Threadneedle Street in the 1820s on the site of the Royal Exchange buildings. He was considered to be the leading print publisher in London and was commissioned by artists including David Wilkie and David Roberts. Edmund Thomas Parris (1793 –1873)‚ history‚ portrait‚ subject‚ and panorama painter‚ book illustrator‚ designer and art restorer. He was appointed history painter to Queen Adelaide‚ Queen Consort of William IV‚ and painted Queen Victoria's coronation in 1838 and the Duke of Wellington's funeral in 1852.

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MOORE‚ Thomas. 10521

MOORE‚ Thomas.	10521	Autograph Note in the third person‚ in which “Mr Moore will have great pleasure in waiting upon Mrs. Longman at dinner on Tuesday the 25th.” 2½ x 3¾ inches‚ with the address panel (”Mrs. Longman Hampstead”)‚ laid down. Undated. Thomas Moore (1779-1853)‚ Irish poet.

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MOORE‚ Thomas. 9390

MOORE‚ Thomas.	9390	Autograph Letter Signed ‘T.M.’‚ about his work‚ admitting that he does not know “what to make of the two concluding Songs”. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ traces of mounting at corners on verso. 24 September [1832 in another hand]. Thomas Moore (1779-1853)‚ Irish poet.

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MORANT‚ Philip. 7282

MORANT‚ Philip.	7282	Autograph Letter Signed‚ recommending his correspondent’s tenant‚ Samuel Patrick‚ who wishes a new lease‚ and contrasting his character with some other farmers. 1½ pages 9 x 7 inches‚ one small tear repaired‚ legible. Colchester‚ 26 July 1756. A good letter by Philip Morant (1700–1770)‚ historian and Church of England clergyman‚ author of The History and Antiquities of Colchester (1748) and The History and Antiquities of the County of Essex (1763-68). “...he hath a very good fortune with his wife: a very material Consideration to a Landlord‚ whose Rent from Tenants without a good Substance & foundation is never sure; None being more forward to hire Farms‚ & to give any Price for them‚ & to spoil them‚ than such poor needy Rascals as are sensible they can pay an exorbitant or a moderate Rent alike‚ that is not at all (Of which I have more than one Instance in this parish of St.Mary’s).”

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MOULE‚ Thomas. 17460

MOULE‚ Thomas.	17460 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to the Editor of the Gentleman’s Magazine‚ correcting errors in the the magazine’s notice about Moule’s printed description of Salisbury Cathedral. 1 page 9 x 7½ inches‚ toned and rather dusty‚ but sound and complete. 2 February 1835. Uncommon. Thomas Moule (1784 –1851)‚ antiquarian‚ writer on heraldry‚ and map-maker. He is best known for his popular and highly decorated county maps of England‚ steel-engraved and first published separately between 1830 and 1832. He sold books in Duke Street‚ Grosvenor Square‚ from 1816 to 1822. Later‚ he became an inspector of 'blind' (illegibly addressed) letters at the General Post Office.

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NEELE‚ Henry. 3177

NEELE‚ Henry.	3177 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Thomas Ramsey‚ incorporating an original song entitled ‘The Eclipse‚ a Boat Song’ [24 lines‚ plus chorus] for publication in the Northern Observer‚ ‘which I trust goes on swimmingly‚ like the subject of the song overleaf’‚ and thanking him ‘for your very obliging notice of my volume’. 2 pp. 12 x 8 inches‚ integral address leaf‚ old repairs‚ some tears at folds and light stains. 352 Strand‚ London‚ 29 January 1824. Henry Neele (1798-1828)‚ poet and miscellaneous writer. ‘The breeze blows fair‚ the favouring sky/ Is bright with summer weather/ And here we’re met‚ in spirits high/ Seven happy souls together.’ Neele committed suicide ‘in an access of insanity‚ under the delusion that his private affairs had become hopelessly embarrassed’ [DNB].

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OGDEN‚ Samuel. 17660

OGDEN‚ Samuel.	17660	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Ogden’‚ to ‘Dear Ashton’ [possibly Thomas Ashton‚ friend of Horace Walpole]‚ responding to Ashton’s order to write‚ and ‘ready to promise obedience & vigilance’. 1 page‚ 8 x 6 inches‚ in good condition. 31 January 1739/40. Samuel Ogden (1716-1778)‚ classical scholar and orientalist‚ was the same age as Thomas Ashton. They both went up to Kings College Cambridge in 1733‚ and both were ordained. However‚ the connection is not entirely proven. ‘...I beg my Crimes may be imputed to their real Cause. Do not think that a sign of Disrespect‚ which ten to one is a Proof of nothing but my late rising. I have often been displeas’d with myself; but never with you. Tho’ I am almost angry at you now‚ for thinking me so. Dear Ashton‚ yours ever‚ Ogden.’

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ORME‚ Robert. 1411

ORME‚ Robert.	1411	Autograph Letter Signed R.Orme‚ to Mr.Wingrave‚ Bookseller opposite Katherine Street in the Strand‚ discussing the information about Inflamation he needs to find in Bell’s Surgery of Yore‚ on behalf of General Smith. 1 page 7 x 4.5 inches‚ integral address leaf‚ in good condition. 16 March 1794. Robert Orme (1728-1801)‚ historian of India.

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PALGRAVE‚ Francis. 14659

PALGRAVE‚ Francis.	14659 Three long descriptive Autograph Letters Signed‚ to Charles Watkin Williams-Wynn‚ in the early days of the publication of national records‚ sending specimen manuscripts‚ discussing English historical records and manuscripts‚ the possibility of their publication‚ and related matters. 3 letters‚ 8 pp.‚ with a 2 page manuscript entitled “Outline of a complete collection of Records‚ relating to the history of the Constitution”. Parliament Street‚ 1823-24. Sir Francis Palgrave‚ born Francis Ephraim Cohen (1788-1861)‚ historian. He is best known for his work with what is now the The National Archives‚ and his numerous publications. In 1822‚ he had suggested publishing the national records which suggestion was approved‚ and from 1827 to 1837‚ he edited a series of volumes. These historical documents focused on medieval history. His works include A History of England (1831)‚ The Rise and Progress of the English Commonwealth (1832)‚ An Essay on the Original Authority of the King's Council (1834)‚ Truths and Fictions of the Middle Ages: the Merchant and the Friar (1837) and The History of Normandy and England (1851-64‚ four volumes). The last two volumes of this work were published after his death. Palgrave is also considered the founder of the Public Record Office. Charles Watkin Williams-Wynn (1775-1850) was admitted to the Privy Council in 1822 and appointed President of the Board of Control‚ with a seat in the cabinet‚ in the Tory government of the Earl of Liverpool.

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PEAKE‚ Richard Brinsley. 15290

PEAKE‚ Richard Brinsley.	15290 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to R.W.Crowther‚ saying that he had declined permission for the “Climbing Boy” to be acted at the Olympic Theatre and “that the money should be sued for in my name”. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches. Queen’s Elm‚ 6 May 1844. Richard Brinsley Peake (1792 – 1847)‚ author and dramatist‚ best remembered today for his 1823 play Presumption; or‚ the Fate of Frankenstein‚ a work based on the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Peake wrote numerous articles for the periodicals; with a few exceptions all of his articles were published in Bentley's Miscellany. Peake wrote the accompanying text for the picture-book French Characteristic Costumes (1816); a comedic book of Cockney sports entitled Snobson's 'Seasons' (1838); Cartouche‚ the Celebrated French Robber (1844) in three-volumes; and a two-volume biography of a theatrical family‚ Memoirs of the Colman Family (1841).

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PENN‚ Granville. [BYRON‚ George Gordon‚ Lord] 15177

PENN‚ Granville. [BYRON‚ George Gordon‚ Lord]	15177 Lines to Harold‚ commencing “Cold is the breast‚ extinct the vital spark ...”‚ addressed “To the noble author of Childe Harolde. Contemporary manuscript‚ possibly autograph‚ unsigned. Neat manuscript‚ 4 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ folded‚ some foxing‚ split at folds. Stoke Park‚ 1812. Privately printed‚ 1812. Reprinted as "Address to Lord Byron" in New Monthly Magazine 10 (September 1818) 132-33; Poetical Album; and Register of Modern Fugitive Poetry (1829); The Lyre: Fugitive Poetry of the XIXth Century (1830). In Penn‚ Original Lines and Translations (1815). Reprinted 1841.Granville Penn (1761-1844)‚ a grandson of the Quaker William Penn‚ attended Magalen College Oxford without taking a degree. He worked as a clerk in the War Department‚ for which he was awarded a substantial pension. Penn lived in London before succeeding to the family estate of Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire upon the death of his brother John Penn in 1834. He published translations from the ancient languages and a variety of theological and scientific works on esoteric subjects.Apparently Penn sent a copy of "Lines to Harold" to Byron via John Murray; see Byron's letter of 14 September 1812; Byron described them as "evidently the composition of some one in the habit of writing‚ and of writing well."

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PHILLIPPS‚ Sir Thomas. 13145

PHILLIPPS‚ Sir Thomas.	13145	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Gordon Gyll‚ discussing the Hassell family (of which Gyll was a member)‚ making suggestons for further research‚ thanking Gyll for sending a pedigree‚ requesting a lithographed copy. 2 pp. 9 x 7½ inches‚ integral address leaf‚ remains of guard‚ in good condition. Tipped to the letter is a sheet with antiquarian notes on the Hassell family‚ incorporating a family tree. Middle Hill‚ 8 July 1842. “I have not met with any other notice of Gyll yet‚ except one name in Wilts‚ as signature of witness to a will.” Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872)‚ collector of books and manuscripts‚ in his own words “a perfect vello-maniac”. Gordon Gyll (1802-78)‚ antiquarian‚ author of a Genealogy of the Family of Gylle‚ or Gill... (1842). Gyll travelled extensively in Europe and the Americas‚ often in the company of his friend John Dvidson (1797-1836)‚ the English adventurer murdered in Africa. Gyll’s manuscript travel journals are at Princeton.

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PHILLIPPS‚ Sir Thomas. 8897

PHILLIPPS‚ Sir Thomas.	8897	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Thos Phillipps’‚ to Major Wemyss‚ Wilderness‚ sending him the Wemyss Pedigree‚ as promised‚ and asking him to “supply the wives of the first 4 generations & the Pedigree from 1682 to the present day”. 4 pp. 5½ x 3½ inches‚ folded. Middle Hill‚ 22 January 1846. Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872)‚ collector of books and manuscripts.

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PINKERTON‚ John. 17480

PINKERTON‚ John.	17480	Autograph Letter Signed ‘J.Pinkerton’‚ to “Monsieur General”‚ thanking him for his letter and making arrangements to meet. In French. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ lightly toned. [Paris] Vendredi‚ 3 Ventose XIII [22 February 1805]. John Pinkerton (1758 – 1826)‚ Scottish antiquarian‚ cartographer‚ author‚ ballad forger‚ numismatist‚ historian‚ and early advocate of Germanic racial supremacy theory. His other works included Recollections of Paris in the Years 1802–5 (1806); a very useful General Collection of Voyages and Travels (1808–1814); a New Modern Atlas (1808–1819); and his Petralogy (1811). Pinkerton was a celebrated master of the Edinburgh school of cartography which lasted from roughly 1800 to 1830. Pinkerton‚ along with John Thomson & Co. and John Cary‚ redefined cartography by exchanging the elaborate cartouches and fantastical beasts used in the 18th century for more accurate detail. Pinkerton's main work was the "Pinkerton's Modern Atlas" published from 1808 through 1815 with an American version by Dobson & Co. in 1818. Pinkerton maps are today greatly valued for their quality‚ size‚ colouration‚ and detail.

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PORTER‚ Jane. 15362

PORTER‚ Jane.	15362	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Jane Porter’‚ to Miss Cathcart in Clifton‚ inviting her “to square the circle” at a dinner party for four which is to include Miss Burr‚ “an amiable and esteemed young lady & friend of my Brother’s since her childhood”. 4 pp. 4½ x 3½ inches‚ in good condition‚ with the separate franked envelope front neatly laid down. Portland Square‚ 14 June 1846. Jane Porter (1776-1850)‚ novelist‚ author of The Scottish Chiefs (1810).

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PRAED‚ Winthrop Mackworth. 15545

PRAED‚ Winthrop Mackworth.	15545	Autograph Letter Signed‚ about politics‚ declaring his great aversion the provisions of Lord John Russell’s Bill. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 15 Suffolk Street‚ Haymarket‚ Saturday‚ 20 June‚ no year given. Winthrop Mackworth Praed (1802-1839)‚ politician and poet.

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PRAED‚ Winthrop Mackworth. 15546

PRAED‚ Winthrop Mackworth.	15546	An original light-hearted Autograph Poem Signed‚ beginning “My First was creeping on its way / Through the mists of a dull October day ...”‚ illustrated at head with a geometrical diagram. 18 lines on 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ minor blemishes only. Undated‚ watermarked 1834. Winthrop Mackworth Praed (1802-1839)‚ politician and poet.

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PRESCOTT‚ W.H. 9579

PRESCOTT‚ W.H.	9579	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Wm. H.Prescott’‚ to ‘Dear Ford’ [Richard Ford]‚ praising the arrangements. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ heavy traces of mounting at corners on verso. 3 July [probably 1850]. William Hickling Prescott (1796-1859)‚ historian‚ was much fêted on both sides of the Atlantic. This letter probably dates from his visit to England in 1850. From his published letters we know that Prescott dined with Richard Ford on 11 June 1850‚ and that various Royal engagements followed. In this letter‚ Prescott writes: “Nothing can be more charming than the arrangements. I am truly glad that you are in for it with the tights as well as myself. I will be ready for you at the hour appointed.” Tights‚ in Victorian England‚ were the tight-fitting breeches worn as part of Court Dress.

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PRIOR‚ Sir James. 15442

PRIOR‚ Sir James.	15442	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Robert Baldwin‚ returning Lord Teignmouth’s Life of Sir N.Jones and Hall’s Freedom of the Press‚ from which he has taken what he wanted‚ understanding that Mr.Colburn has letters of Burke (‘Can you do anything with him’)‚ with further comments on the availability of Burke’s letters. 2 pp. 8 x 4.5 inches‚ address leaf‚ traces of mounting‚ centre fold repaired. 22 August 1825. Sir James Prior (c.1790–1869)‚ Irish naval surgeon and writer. He entered the Royal Navy as a surgeon‚ and sailed from Plymouth in the frigate HMS Nisus on 22 June 1810. His ship was stationed at Mauritius from November 1810 to April 1811‚ when he had charge of the wounded; and‚ after visiting the Seychelles Islands‚ Madras‚ Mauritius‚ Java (at the reduction of which by the British in September 1811 he was present)‚ and Batavia‚ returned to the Cape of Good Hope. His next expedition‚ also in the Nisus‚ was to Table Bay (February 1812)‚ St. Helena (January 1813)‚ Rio de Janeiro (October 1813)‚ and Pernambuco (December 1813). By 1815 he was on the coast of La Vendée‚ and was present at the surrender of Napoleon on 15 July. His works included Voyage in the Indian Seas in the Nisus frigate during 1810 and 1811‚ published by Sir Richard Phillips in 1820‚ and included in the first volume of a collection of New Voyages and Travels‚ and Voyage along the Eastern Coast of Africa (1819)‚ included in the second volume of Phillips's Voyages. Prior's major works were biographies of Edmund Burke and Oliver Goldsmith. “I hear there is something about Burke in Butler’s Reminiscences‚ and some anecdotes of the Rockingham Ministry in Horace Walpole’s letters lately published ...”

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QUIN‚ Edward. 11710

QUIN‚ Edward.	11710	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Knight Spencer‚ looking forward to “calling en passant tomorrow morning”. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ with address leaf (some defects‚ traces of mounting). Temple Place‚ 11 June 1811. Edward Quin (d.1823)‚ Irish journalist‚ editor of ‘The Traveller’. He accepted some of Leigh Hunt’s earlier essays.

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REACH‚ Angus. 11131

REACH‚ Angus.	11131	Autograph Letter Signed‚ asking for a stall ticket‚ to be charged to the Morning Chronicle. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 38 Tavistock Street‚ Covent garden‚ undated Angus B.Reach (1821-1856)‚ journalist‚ author of Clement Lorimer (illustrated by Cruickshank).

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REDE‚ Leman Thomas. 10056

REDE‚ Leman Thomas.	10056	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Croker‚ exposing the devious denial by Mr. Davidge that he did not produce “the infamous playbill exhibited at the Coburg”‚ and explaining what really happened. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ fine. 5 Brydges Street‚ Covent Garden‚ 25 June 1832. “Falsehood generally refutes itself.” Leman Thomas [Tertius] Rede (1799-1832)‚ writer‚ elocution teacher‚ actor‚ informs Croker that Davidge “followed that act up by requesting the actors personating the characters in Tom Thumb to model their dresses & appearance into as near a resemblance to his present Majesty‚ The Duke of Wellington &c.‚ as possible. This the performers one & all declined doing.”

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ROBERTS‚ Emma. 14713

ROBERTS‚ Emma.	14713 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Dr Forbes Royle‚ wishing to explain to him a plan proposed by Dr. Dalgairn[?] of the Bombay Medical Service‚ “which will I hope prove interesting ot the retired medical officers who may still be eminently useful to their brethren”. 1½ pages 7½ x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 5 Belem Street‚ Portman Square‚ Tuesday 25 September‚ no year given. Emma Roberts (1794-1840)‚ author and journalist. She wrote much about travelling in India‚ including Oriental Scenes (1830)‚ Scenes and Characteristics of Hindostan (3 vols.‚ 1835)‚ The East India Voyager (1839) and Notes of an Overland Journey to Bombay (1840).

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ROBERTS‚ Emma. 14714

ROBERTS‚ Emma.	14714 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Elizabeth Briggs‚ wife of Henry Perronet Briggs‚ the painter‚ explaining that “my Medical Man” forbids her going out‚ hoping to call on Friday‚ and assist her: “I should be very glad to undertake the work you mention...” 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ with the remains of the address leaf. Undated [watermark 1833]. Emma Roberts (1794-1840)‚ author and journalist. She wrote much about travelling in India‚ including Oriental Scenes (1830)‚ Scenes and Characteristics of Hindostan (3 vols.‚ 1835)‚ The East India Voyager (1839) and Notes of an Overland Journey to Bombay (1840). “I should be very glad to undertake the work you mention‚ having often thought of rendering my acquaintance with India subservient to the instruction of the rising generation.”

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ROBY‚ John. 2640

ROBY‚ John.	2640 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Martin Cawood‚ accepting an invitation ‘on condition that you do not wait beyond your time’‚ and providing the times of the trains. 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ light soiling‚ second leaf laid down on part of an old album page. Rochdale‚ 13 October 1841. John Roby (1793-1850)‚ author of The Traditions of Lancashire and other works‚ including poetry.

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ROGERS‚ Samuel. 17572

ROGERS‚ Samuel.	17572	Autograph Note Signed: “Please to deliver to the bearer Ten Copies of the Epistle to a Friend‚ &c. Saml. Rogers.” 2 x 7 inches‚ neatly laid down. 1 April 1798. Samuel Rogers (1763-1855)‚ poet. An Epistle to a Friend [Richard Sharp]‚ published in 1798‚ describes Rogers's ideal of a happy life.

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ROGERS‚ Samuel. 17574

ROGERS‚ Samuel.	17574	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to E.Moxon‚ asking him to send “twelve more Copies of Sir J. Mack[intos]h if you can procure them for me at that price.” 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ with the integral address leaf. St. James’s Place‚ 27 December 1838. Samuel Rogers (1763-1855)‚ poet.

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ROGET‚ Peter Mark. 15444

ROGET‚ Peter Mark.	15444 Autograph Letter Signed ‘P.M.Roget’‚ to William Tooke‚ listing seven candidates for the Athenaum‚ “in whose success I am particularly interested”. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ with the integral address leaf bearing a complete example of Roget’s personal seal in black wax‚ showing a flying bird with the legend Le Froid Me Chasse. Bernard Street‚ 30 June 1830. Peter Mark Roget (1779-1869)‚ physician and scholar‚ compiler of Roget’s Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases (1852). William Tooke (1777-1863)‚ President of the Society of Arts.

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ROSCOE‚ Henry. 1386

ROSCOE‚ Henry.	1386	Autograph Letter Signed‚ requesting a black coat which he forget to order before leaving Liverpool‚ because ‘Every body here expects the Kings death daily. Pray make me the coat as soon as you can (I don’t want a waistcoat)...’ 1 page 7 x 9 inches‚ a few minor defects only. 3 Fig tree Court‚ Temple. 3 May 1830. Henry Roscoe (1800-1836)‚ legal writer‚ author of ‘Lives of Eminent British Lawyers’‚ etc.

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ROSCOE‚ Thomas. 16422

ROSCOE‚ Thomas.	16422 Autograph Letter Signed [to the editor of The Athenaeum]‚ recording the death of “my young friend Mr. Andrew Picken‚ an artist of high promise”‚ referring to his work concerning Madeira‚ a lithograph published in The Athenaeum‚ suggesting a tribute should be published. 3 pp. 7½ x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ one hole. 5 Cornwall Terrace‚ Camden New Town‚ 25 June 1845. Thomas Roscoe (1791 – 1871)‚ author and translator. Andrew Picken (1815-1845)‚ draughtsman and lithographer.

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ROSE‚ Henry John. 7447

ROSE‚ Henry John.	7447	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to John Flint South‚ surgeon‚ regretting South’s ill-health‚ acknowledging South’s honourable connection with the Encyclopedia Metropolitana‚ but insisting that “the immediate object is to make some progress with the Zoology”. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Houghton Conquest‚ 19 February 1841. An editor’s cri-de-coeur from Henry John Rose (1800–1873)‚ High Churchman. In the mid-1830’s he undertook the editorship of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana‚ the first volume of Rose's New General Biographical Dictionary (1840)‚ as well as of the influential high-church British Magazine. “I must also make the same remark with regard to Surgery. As the Anatomy is already so advanced & so ready for the Press”‚ Rose assumes South can have it ready on time.

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ROSE‚ Hugh James. 11191

ROSE‚ Hugh James.	11191	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Hugh James Rose’‚ to Edward Foss‚ about the publication of an article in the Review‚ making corrections‚ asking whether the editor requires an article on Smedley’s Poems‚ and other matters. With a list of deserving academic recipients of the “Utopian Papers”‚ in the hand of R.Whitcombe. 3 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ traces of mounting‚ torn at seal. Trinity College‚ Cambridge‚ 2 December 1815. Hugh James Rose (1795-1838)‚ theologian‚ who served as the second Principal of King's College London. In 1836 he became editor of the Encyclopaedia Metropolitana‚ and he projected the New General Biographical Dictionary‚ a scheme carried through by his brother Henry John Rose (1800-1873).

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ROUTH‚ Martin Joseph. 15959

ROUTH‚ Martin Joseph.	15959 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to the Reverend J.B.Mozley‚ about the republication of a work by Bishop Forbes. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Undated. Martin Joseph Routh (1755 – 1854) was an English classical scholar and President of Magdalen College‚ Oxford (1791–1854). A note on the verso comments: “Dear Church‚ You will read(?) that the President shirks an interview‚‚ where the subject will be one he knows nothing about - rather characteristic of him...”

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ROXBURGHE‚ John Ker‚ 3rd Duke of. 16552

ROXBURGHE‚ John Ker‚ 3rd Duke of.	16552	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Roxburghe’‚ to “Dear Charles”‚ having tried to sort out his difficulties (and including a transcript of a letter by Lord Loughborough on the case)‚ “but at this moment I cannot see daylight”. 3 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ in very good condition‚ some light toning only at the head of the first page. London‚ 20 February 1801. Uncommon. John Ker‚ 3rd Duke of Roxburghe (1740-1804)‚ bibliophile. His library was auctioned in 1812‚ leading to the formation of the Roxburghe Club. “In the mean time‚ I think you may continue your Correspondence with your female friend‚ Mr P and Mr A have ever lived in great Friendship. There is no reason to imagine their friendship is shaken. Your female friend must judge therefore how far proper it may be for her to remind Mr P of the hopes which he gave her. A minister going out of office‚ if upon good terms with his successor‚ often recommends some people to his notice. I give you this hint not being able to do better at this moment.”

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RUGGLES‚ Thomas. 5742

RUGGLES‚ Thomas.	5742 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Thos.Ruggles’‚ addressed ‘My Lord’‚ putting his own name forward for appointment as a magistrate in Suffolk‚ and informing him of an earlier application made through the Duke of Grafton. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition. [19 March 1792]. Thomas Ruggles (1737-1813)‚ writer on the poor law. He published: The Barrister; or Strictures on the Education proper for the Bar (1792); The History of the Poor‚ their Rights‚ Duties‚ and the laws respecting them (1793-94).

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RUSSELL‚ William. 0344

RUSSELL‚ William.	0344 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to George Robinson‚ sending ‘the restoration of six leaves of Copy‚ which Mr. Hamilton’s compositor had burnt’ and regretting the delay which this has caused. 1 page 4to. With integral address leaf in good condition. Knottyholm‚ 12 March 1792. William Russell (1741-93)‚ historian‚ author of The History of America (1779). In this letter he may be referring to his History of Ancient Europe with a View of the Revolutions in Asia and Africa (1793).

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SARGANT‚ William Lucas. 0281

SARGANT‚ William Lucas.	0281	Autograph Letter Signed‚ forwarding his Preface‚ and enthusing about ‘Louis Blanc’s 1848’‚ ‘a wonderfully well written book it is‚ for a foreigner’. Toned. 1 page 4to‚ integral blank leaf. Birmingham‚ 20 November 1858. W.L.Sargant (1809-89)‚ educational reformer and political economist‚ author of works such as ‘Economy of the Labouring Classes’ (1857) and ‘Social Innovations and their Schemes’ (1858). He concludes this letter: ‘What do you think of a Postscript of a page or so‚ at the end of the book? I will retain the last Proof until I hear from you.’

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SAVAGE‚ James. 11208

SAVAGE‚ James.	11208	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Messrs. Sherwood and Co.‚ Paternoster Row‚ rejecting their suggestion for an updated version of Gray’s Book of Roads‚ discussing his account with the publisher‚ his expenses‚ etc.‚ and sending a pamphlet to be published. 3 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ address panel‚ a few minor marginal tears and defects‚ Dorchester postmark. Dorchester‚ 3 August 1837. James Savage (1767-1845)‚ antiquary‚ at this time editor of the Dorset County Chronicle and Somersetshire Gazette.

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SCROPE‚ William. 17622

SCROPE‚ William.	17622	Autograph Letter Signed ‘W.Scrope’‚ discussing the proofs [of Days and Nights of Salmon Fishing in The Tweed]‚ insisting on a number of alterations‚ including an amendment to the plate of Melrose Abbery‚ before forwarding the blocks to Mr. Murray‚ and asking his correspondent to “accept a copy of my Deer Stalking”. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ one pin hole‚ generally in good clean condition. Wherstead Lodge‚ Ipswich‚ 7 January‚ no year given. William Scrope (1772-1852)‚ artist and sportsman‚ author of The Art of Deer-Stalking and Days and Nights of Salmon Fishing in The Tweed. “There is a Trifle which I wish you to amend in Melrose Abbey‚ which is to Efface entirely the Lower Part of the Stem of the Tree in the Fore Ground on the Right. It is astonishing how much Harm that little dark Spot does to the Picture. Be so kind as to efface it and send my three or four Proofs of all the Blocks you have in your Possession & then to forward them to Mr. Murray‚ who has the Letter Press.”

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SEYER‚ Samuel. 8523

SEYER‚ Samuel.	8523	Autograph Letter Signed ‘S.Seyer’‚ to the Rev. J.Eden‚ changing the date of their visit to Mr.Cottle. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ remains of guard‚ in good condition. 4 December 1825. Samuel Seyer (1757-1831)‚ historian of Bristol‚ author of Memoirs Historical and Topographical of Bristol and its Neighbourhood‚ and other works.

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SHEIL‚ Richard Lalor. 7303

SHEIL‚ Richard Lalor.	7303	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Richard Sheil’‚ about a Sketches of the Irish Bar article. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ remains of adhesive along left margin where formerly mounted. Dublin‚ 10 January [watermarked 1822]. “I have finished another Number of the Sketches of The Irish Bar article “Calamities at the Bar”. It will run to 20 pages I think; so you must reserve room for me...” Richard Lalor Sheil (1791-1851)‚ Irish dramatist and politician‚ aided O’Connell with impassioned speeches until the granting of Catholic emancipation (1829)‚ then fought for the repeal of the union of Great Britain and Ireland. Master of the Mint (1846-50). His well-known Sketches of the Irish Bar were contributed to the New Monthly Magazine in a series that extended over several years‚ and were republished after his death under the title‚ Sketches Legal and Political.

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SHEPHERD‚ Mary Freeman. 11001

SHEPHERD‚ Mary Freeman.	11001 Autograph Letter Signed ‘M.Freeman Shepherd’‚ addressed ‘My Dear Madam’‚ regretting that her correspondent’s indisposition prevents Miss Shepherd from “enjoying this day the advantages of Dr Clarke’s edifying & instructive Conversation”‚ suggesting to her a medical prescription which had reduced pain following “a most severe fall on the Knee”. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition. 18 December 1809. Uncommon. Mary Freeman Shepherd‚ Roman Catholic bluestocking‚ friend of Charles Wesley‚ the musician. “Miss Wesley will be much pained at not meeting the Doctor and with me will still more grieve at the sad Cause of our mutual disappointment.”

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SINCLAIR‚ Catherine. 4186

SINCLAIR‚ Catherine.	4186 Autograph Letter‚ in the third person‚ to Mr.Milner Gibson‚ asking for the name of a Paris oculist who might be able to treat her sister for cataracts. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ integral blank leaf mounted on part album leaf. 18 Chesham Place‚ undated. Catherine Sinclair (1800-64)‚ novelist‚ and author of works on female education‚ Scotland‚ short stories‚ ‘Modern Flirtations‚ or a Month at Harrowgate’ [1841]‚ etc. One of the drinking fountains in Edinburgh bears her name‚ on account of her philanthropic exertions in that city.

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SINCLAIR‚ Sir George. 1433

SINCLAIR‚ Sir George.	1433	Autograph Letter Signed‚ regretting that ‘other engagements during the impending short recess will prevent me form on this occasion availing myself of the invitation’ from the Operatives Association of Salford’. 1 page 7 x 4.5 inches‚ integral blank‚ in good condition. London‚ 27 March 1839. Sir George Sinclair (1790-1868)‚ author‚ friend of Byron (who described him as ‘the prodigy of our school-days’). In Parliament he advocated catholic emancipation and the emancipation of the West India slaves.

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SINCLAIR‚ Sir John. 10304

SINCLAIR‚ Sir John.	10304	Autograph Letter Signed‚ welcoming his correspondent into the Codean Society‚ adding that Messrs. Constable will send him ‘The Code of Health’. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ laid down. Edinburgh‚ 23 March 1820. Sir John Sinclair (1754-1835)‚ first president of the board of agriculture‚ polemicist‚ author of The Statistical History of Scotland‚ A History of the Public Revenue of the British Empire‚ etc. Sinclair devoted his later years to what he called the Codean System of Literature‚ in which all knowledge was to be summarised in four departments‚ agriculture‚ health‚ political economy‚ and religion. The Code of Health was published in four volumes in 1807.

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SINCLAIR‚ Sir John. 16280

SINCLAIR‚ Sir John.	16280 Autograph Letter Signed‚ welcoming his correspondent into the Codean Society‚ adding that Messrs. Constable will send him ‘The Code of Health’. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ laid down. Edinburgh‚ 23 March 1820. Sir John Sinclair (1754-1835)‚ first president of the board of agriculture‚ polemicist‚ author of The Statistical History of Scotland‚ A History of the Public Revenue of the British Empire‚ etc. Sinclair devoted his later years to what he called the Codean System of Literature‚ in which all knowledge was to be summarised in four departments‚ agriculture‚ health‚ political economy‚ and religion. The Code of Health was published in four volumes in 1807.

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SMEDLEY‚ Edward. 15410

SMEDLEY‚ Edward.	15410 Autograph Letter Signed‚ asking E.W.Brayley to write “a very compressed account of London for the Encyclopedia Metropolitan”. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ light dust soiling‚ address leaf. 12 May 1830. “Our want is immediate.” Edward Smedley (1788–1836) clergyman‚ miscellaneous writer‚ and editor of the Encyclopædia Metropolitana.

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SMEDLEY‚ Frank. 9550

SMEDLEY‚ Frank.	9550	Autograph Letter Signed as ‘Frank Fairlegh’‚ to Miss Philpot‚ discussing the different meanings of the Latin word Olim‚ and recommending Ruskin’s Seven Lamps of Architecture. 3½ pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ marginal tears and other defects‚ stains along upper edge. Undated. Frank E.Smedley (1818-64)‚ novelist‚ author of Frank Fairlegh‚ or‚ Scenes from the Life of a Private Pupil.

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SMITH‚ James. 4501

SMITH‚ James.	4501 Autograph Letter Signed ‘James Smith’‚ addressed ‘My dear Madam’‚ explaining that he is unable to quit Town‚ his time being spent “in scribbling for your Spouse”. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine‚ inlaid to small album page. 18 Austin Friars‚ undated. James Smith (1775-1839)‚ parodist and humorist.

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STARKE‚ Mariana. 10215

STARKE‚ Mariana.	10215	Autograph Note in the third person‚ to Mr. Monro at the Villa Guardati: ‘Mss. Starke requests the favor of Mr. Monro’s company to dinner on Friday next at six o’clock.’ 1 page 7 x 4¾ inches‚ with address leaf‚ diagonal folds‚ light foxing. Cocumella [Sorrento]‚ Monday‚ undated. Uncommon. Mariana Starke (1762-1838)‚ writer of guide books‚ Letters from Italy (1800)‚ Travels in Europe for the use of Travellers..‚ and similar. These guidebooks proved useful forerunners of the labours of Murray and Baedeker. Mariana Starke lived in Italy for an extended period‚ between 1792 and 1798‚ in order to attend a sick relation‚ and this experience formed the basis for her later writing. Her travel guides went into several editions and were variously translated and pirated. John Murray‚ her publisher‚ launched the well-known travel series partially on the strength of her success. She revisited Italy in 1817–19‚ and again in 1838.

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STARKE‚ Mariana. 17073

STARKE‚ Mariana.	17073	Autograph Note Signed ‘M.Starke’‚ addressed “My dear Madam”‚ informing her that “The Piscina is near Sorrento on the left hand before you enter the Gate”‚ and suggesting arrangement for their meeting. 1 page 4½ x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ lightly mounted at corners on part of an old album page. [Italy] undated. Uncommon. Mariana Starke (1762-1838)‚ writer of guide books‚ Letters from Italy (1800)‚ Travels in Europe for the use of Travellers..‚ and similar. These guidebooks proved useful forerunners of the labours of Murray and Baedeker. Mariana Starke lived in Italy for an extended period‚ between 1792 and 1798‚ in order to attend a sick relation‚ and this experience formed the basis for her later writing. Her travel guides went into several editions and were variously translated and pirated. John Murray‚ her publisher‚ launched the well-known travel series partially on the strength of her success. She revisited Italy in 1817–19‚ and again in 1838.

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STEPHENS‚ Alexander. 6891

STEPHENS‚ Alexander.	6891	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to ‘My Lord’ [Earl of Buchan]‚ thanking him for the poetry “which I shall have engraved immediately on the cup”‚ disclosing his intention to write a biography “of your relative Monsignore Erskine”‚ and other literary matters. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition‚ remains of guard where mounted. Queen’s Elm‚ Chelsea‚ Thursday Morning‚ undated. A good letter by Alexander Stephens (1757–1821)‚ biographer. In 1803 he published a History of the Wars which Arose out of the French Revolution. In 1813 appeared his chief work‚ the Memoirs of John Horne Tooke‚ based on original letters and papers‚ as well as upon an acquaintance of several years. Stephens was a frequent contributor of literary and biographical articles to the Analytical Review and the Monthly Magazine. He edited the first five volumes of the Annual Biography and Obituary (begun in 1817) and contributed most of the contents of the first nine volumes of Public Characters‚ issued by Sir Richard Phillips in 1823.

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STODART‚ M.A. 2870

STODART‚ M.A.	2870 Autograph Letter Signed‚ addressed ‘My dear Friend’‚ sending a note by Mrs.Phelan‚ ‘written when she was much harassed‚ but there are no secrets in it’‚ and expressing much pleasure at her correspondent’s recent visit. 3 pp. 8 x 4.5 inches‚ in good condition. Hampstead‚ 23 September 1840. Miss M.A.Stodart‚ author of Female Writers; Their Powers‚ Duties‚ & Dangers‚ and Hints on Reading; Addressed to a Young Lady (1839)‚ and other books on female education.

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STRICKLAND‚ Agnes. 6614

STRICKLAND‚ Agnes.	6614	A lengthy Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs.Milner‚ recalling their friendship and hoping to visit Chester to see relics of antiquity‚ mentioning her current work on Mary Queen of Scots. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ folded‚ a few minor stains‚ a trace of paperclips‚ generally in good condition. Reydon Hall‚ Wangforld‚ Suffolk‚ 12 May 1848. Agnes Strickland (1796-1874)‚ author of Lives of the Queens of England (1840) and other works. “At present‚ however‚ I am so deeply occupied with the concluding chapter of my life of Mary Stuart‚ that I can think of nothing else‚ and it is such hard work it is with difficulty I steal half an hour to reply to your very kind letter...”

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STRICKLAND‚ Agnes. 8893

STRICKLAND‚ Agnes.	8893	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to the editor at the British and Foreign Litererary Institute‚ discussing in some detail the publication of her books‚ the distribution of presentation copies‚ etc.‚ mentioning by name The Lives of the Queens of England and the Letters of Mary Queen of Scots. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ centre fold repaired. Reydon Hall‚ Wangford‚ 27 November 1843. Agnes Strickland (1796-1874)‚ author of Lives of the Queens of England (1840) and other works.

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SULIVAN‚ Robert. 12391

SULIVAN‚ Robert.	12391	Autograph Poem Signed: Thoughts on visiting the monument of a friend who fell at Waterloo (Brussels‚ 23 November 1835). With two earlier Autograph Letters Signed by Sulivan‚ one (c.1822) to William Harness‚ the friend of Byron‚ and the other to J.Whittaker‚ discussing literary publications‚ mentioning Campbell‚ alluding to Sulivan’s own poem Faithful and Forsaken‚ its earlier publication in The Album‚ asking for criticism‚ etc. Letters 4 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ one worn and lightly soiled‚ the other very good‚ with the address leaf laid down. The poem 8 stanzas of 4 lines‚ in good condition. Weybridge and Brussels‚ 1835 and earlier. Robert Sulivan‚ poet‚ author of The Silent River; and Fathful and Forsaken: Dramatic Poems (1824‚ dedicated to Thomas Campbell)‚ Flittings of Fancy (2 vols. 1837) and other works. “Both Campbell and Mrs. C attacked me about the article you had sent‚ which they praised so exceedingly that I will fairly confess that I felt too proud of it to differ from their opinion that it might possibly be your own. I did not tell them for a certainty‚ and will‚ if you wish to lose the credit of a thing which has raised you so highly in their estimation‚ swear till I am black in the face that the author is a Turk or a Carib ...” [Letter to William Harness]

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SWINBURNE‚ Henry. 5243

SWINBURNE‚ Henry.	5243 Autograph Letter Signed ‘H.Swinburne’‚ thanking his correspondent for the letters and books‚ comparing the baths at Lucca with the baths at Pisa‚ explaining that he will be back in Paris in the middle of January‚ and other matters. In French. 1 page 9 x 7½ inches‚ in good condition. Annotated in pencil‚ “à m.Th.Barrois‚ Libr[aire]”. London‚ 30 December 1788. Henry Swinburne (1743-1803)‚ traveller. Swinburne travelled extensively through Europe. His published works include ‘Travels through Spain’ (1779)‚ ‘Travels in the Two Sicilies’ (1783). From 1786 to 1788 Swinburne was mainly in Paris‚ and in particular favour with Marie Antoinette‚ who directed that Swinburne’s eldest son be enrolled among the royal pages.

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SWINNEY‚ Sidney. 15628

SWINNEY‚ Sidney.	15628 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Sidney Swinney’‚ to Mr.Beckett‚ Bookseller in The Strand‚ asking him to send “my three poems‚ viz.‚ the Rhapsody‚ Fugitive Pieces‚ & Ninth Satire of Horace‚ published by Mr.Dodsley‚ to Joseph Salvadore”‚ and referring to another request relative to Mr.Perram. 1 page 7 x 6 inches‚ with the integral address leaf‚ tipped on to part of an old album page‚ in good condition‚ light stains to right margin. Scarborough‚ 13 September 1767. Sidney Swinney (1721–1783)‚ Church of England clergyman and author. Swinney served as chaplain during the Seven Years' War (1756–63)‚ participating in the British army's campaigns in Germany. He lived in Constantinople for several years‚ serving as chaplain to the British embassy. During his travels and residence in Constantinople‚ Swinney gathered an impressive collection of classical coins and other artefacts. In 1769 he published an account of an expedition through Asia Minor to examine the sites of the earliest Christian churches‚ A Tour through some Parts of the Levant. During his lifetime Swinney acquired a respected reputation as a poet‚ publishing translations of classical poetry‚ occasional verse‚ songs‚ and epigrams in periodicals and newspapers. In 1767 he published an imitation of Horace's ninth satire. Many of Swinney's miscellaneous works were collected and reprinted as Fugitive Pieces (3rd edn‚ 1768). [DNB]

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SYMMONS‚ Charles. 9786

SYMMONS‚ Charles.	9786	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Davies‚ Bookseller opposite Catherine Street‚ Strand‚ offering to pay half the expense of publishing “a few large paper copies of my Life of Milton”‚ and commenting on the market for such books. 2½ pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ seal tear repaired‚ address panel‚ minor blemishes only. Postmarked 31 May 1809. Charles Symmons (1749-1826)‚ clergyman and man of letters‚ author of a Life of Milton (1806) and other works.”As it is very generally known that books in the present day are bought principally by the rich‚ as a species of elegant furniture‚ I have no doubt that the speculation of printing some superior copies of my work would perfectly answer in point of profit.”

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TAPLIN‚ William. 14159

TAPLIN‚ William.	14159	A great Autograph Letter Signed ‘W.Taplin’‚ proposing the subjects of the Plates in his two forthcoming volumes‚ insisting the Engraver calls round “as much is necessary to be said respecting every Print”‚ pointing out that “They must be well done‚ or we shall cut a very awkward figure after the beautiful engravings of Scott’s in Daniels Rural Sports”. 2 pp. 8 x 6½ inches‚ integral address leaf‚ remains of guard‚ in good clean condition. With a separate small engraved portrait of Mr. William Taplin. Sloane Square‚ 8 December 1802. Rare. William Taplin (d.1807)‚ veterinary surgeon and author. The Sporting Dictionary‚ and rural repository of general information upon every subject appertaining to the sports of the field (1803). The Sportsman's Cabinet; or‚ A Correct Delineation of the Various Dogs used in the Sports of the Field.‚ By a Veteran Sportsman (1803). The Gentleman's Stable Directory or Modern System of Farriery‚ and other works. “So soon as I have seen Marshall I will give you a line‚ but the Engraver may have 2 or 3 of mine‚ after I have seen him to explain about the Teeth‚ & Plate of Shoes‚; he may have The Son of Eclipse also ... As the latter is a very valuable Picture it must be sent for by some careful Person‚ & in a morning‚ before the Streets are full‚ to prevent even a Chance of injury.”

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TATE‚ James. 0488

TATE‚ James.	0488	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Francis Pearson‚ a solicitor in Westmorland‚ making arrangements for Pearson’s visit‚ discussing the times of coaches between Carlisle‚ Newcastle‚ and Morpeth‚ where he and his son would meet him ‘in our little chaise’. 2 pp. 4to‚ integral address leaf. Felton postmark. Bank House‚ 18 December 1830. James Tate (1771-1843)‚ author and master of Richmond school. Sydney Smith‚ travelling in the same coach as Tate‚ declared to a friend he had fallen in with ‘a man dripping with Greek’.

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TAYLOR‚ Edgar. 4282

TAYLOR‚ Edgar.	4282	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to the Rev.T.W.Thomson‚ discussing in detail the shortening of an article for publication and its appearance in print. 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ small blank piece missing at the central fold‚ otherwise good. Undated. Edgar Taylor (1793-1839)‚ legal writer‚ translator and biographer. He was an original member of the ‘Non Con Club’‚ founded in July 1817. His anonymous translations included an edition of Grimm’s Tales under the title German Popular Stories.

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TAYLOR‚ Sir Henry. 9784

TAYLOR‚ Sir Henry.	9784	Autograph Manuscript of the “Song from Act 3 Sc: 1 of The Sicilian Summer” signed ‘H.Taylor’. Two stanzas of 6 lines on 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ traces of mounting along edges on verso. Undated. Sir Henry Taylor (1800-86)‚ poet. An experiment in romantic comedy‚ The Virgin Widow‚ afterwards entitled A Sicilian Summer‚ was published in 1850. "The pleasantest play I had written‚" said the author; "and I never could tell why people would not be pleased with it."

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TAYLOR‚ Tom. 13889

TAYLOR‚ Tom.	13889	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Dawson Turner‚ the botanist and antiquary‚ thanking him for “a Keg of Yarmouth bloaters”‚ saying he has called on Sir Francis Palgrave‚ describing how “my lectures go on”‚ etc. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ pinhole‚ in good clean condition. Hare Court‚ Temple‚ 11 December [1845]. Tom Taylor (1817-80)‚ critic‚ dramatist and editor of Punch. In 1845 Taylor was Professor of English Literature and Language at London University. In 1846 he was called to the Bar.

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TIDY‚ Theresa. [Graham‚ Elizabeth Susanna] 11732

TIDY‚ Theresa. [Graham‚ Elizabeth Susanna]	11732 Autograph Sentiment Signed: “Be assured dear Elizabeth that in any corner of the World I should be glad to appear under the title of Your affectionate friend‚ Theresa Tidy.” 1 page‚ 4 x 7 inches‚ folds and light creases‚ and annotated on verso: ‘Mrs. Graham‚ Author of Theresa Tidy and the Voyage to Locuta’. 19 March 1825. Elizabeth Susanna Graham‚ author of "Eighteen Maxims on Neatness and Good Order"‚ Hatchard under the pseudonym Theresa Tidy; also writing as "Lemuel Gulliver‚ Jr."‚ the author of VOYAGE TO LOCUTA; A fragment: with etchings‚ & notes of illustration dedicated to Theresa Tidy. London: Printed for J. Hatchard‚ 1818.

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TOOKE‚ Thomas. 15912

TOOKE‚ Thomas.	15912 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Thos. Tooke’‚ to Mrs Hawes‚ explaining that a visit to his eldest son in Sussex prevents Tooke accepting her invitation‚ but that his son Tom “will be most happy to partake of Mr. Hawes’s official haunch of venison on that day”. 1½ pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ a few minor stains only‚ integral blank leaf. Spring Gardens‚ 13 August‚ no year given. Uncommon. Thomas Tooke (1774–1858)‚ economist known for writing on money and his work on economic statistics. After Tooke's death the Statistical Society endowed the Tooke Chair of economics at King's College London‚ and a Tooke Prize. Tooke is best known for his History of Prices and of the State of the Circulation during the Years 1703-1856 (6 vols.‚ 1838-1857). His correspondent is Sophia Hawes‚wife of Sir Benjamin Hawes‚ the brother-in-law of I.K.Brunel. She was the daughter of Marc Isambard Brunel.

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TOULMIN‚ Camilla. 9789

TOULMIN‚ Camilla.	9789	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Camilla Toulmin’‚ to Mr A.Slater‚ about their arrangements to meet to discuss an important matter. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 20 St. George’s Terrace‚ Herne Bay‚ 12 August 1840. Camilla Dufour Toulmin (Mrs Crosland) [1812-1895]‚ novelist‚ spiritualist and miscellaneous writer. “I am sure you will comprehend the perplexity and indecision I at present feel concerning a step which would probably be the most important in my life.”

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TROLLOPE‚ William. 0491

TROLLOPE‚ William.	0491	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to R.Gilbert‚ explaining his delay in supplying copy for his Analecta [the second volume of Analecta Theologica‚ published 1834]‚ which was as much a source of vexation to himself as to Cadell; he would not have undertaken it had he realised ‘the immense labour’ it entailed. 1 page 4to‚ with integral address leaf. Dorking‚ 28 February 1833. William Trollope (1798-1863)‚ author of theological works and the history of Christ’s Hospital‚ son of Arthur William Trollope‚ headmaster of Christ’s Hospital.

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URQUHART‚ David. 11958

URQUHART‚ David.	11958	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Maitland[?]‚ introducing a friend “who has applied himself zealously to the study of Canadian affairs‚ and thanking his correspondent for “the extracts from Chatham”. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Speke Hall [Liverpool]‚ undated‚ watermark 1837. David Urquhart (1805-1877)‚ traveller and diplomat‚ author of books on Turkey‚ Lebanon‚ Russia‚ the Crimea‚ etc. In 1839 he published An Exposition of the Boundary Differences between Great Britain and the United States.

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VAUGHAN‚ Robert. 15411

VAUGHAN‚ Robert.	15411 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to the Rev. Dr. Raffles‚ about the arrangements for a visit to Liverpool‚ commenting on colleagues‚ etc. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ fine. Manchester‚ 23 July 1845. Robert Vaughan (1795–1868)‚ Congregationalist minister‚ Professor of History in the University of London‚ 1830–43‚ and President of the Independent College‚ Manchester‚ 1843-57. He founded‚ and for a time edited the British Quarterly. He wrote‚ among various other works‚ A History of England under the Stuarts‚ Revolutions of race in English history‚ Revolutions of History‚ and a Life of Wycliffe. “Our friend Carleton is a treasure of all treasures ... but beyond him the land does not teem with wisdom‚ and still less with men willing to give time to our affairs.”

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VINCENT‚ William‚ Dean of Westminster. 5636

VINCENT‚ William‚ Dean of Westminster.	5636 Autograph Letter Signed as Dean‚ to Mr.T.Smith‚ 36 Newman Street‚ Oxford Road‚ asking him to “insert the subscription of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster for the paintings discovered in the H of Commons‚ four guineas for gilding extra”. 1 page 9 x 8 inches‚ some paper adhering to address page‚ toned. Deanery‚ Westminster‚ 26 January 1803. William Vincent (1739-1815)‚ Dean of Westminster and classical scholar. His chief study was ancient geography and commerce‚ and he published The Voyage of Nearchus from the Indus to the Euphrates (1797) and The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea (1800 & 1805).

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WARBURTON Rowland Eyles Egerton-. 10435

WARBURTON Rowland Eyles Egerton-.	10435	Series of five Autograph Letters Signed to ‘Sir’ (his publisher) returning proofs discussing prices and woodcuts the blocks for the illustration of ‘Cheshire Chivalry’ sending the hunting songs “arranged according to the way I wish them printed and have marked the illustrations” etc. 10½ pages 7 x 4½ inches minor blemishes only one letter cleanly torn along centre fold. Arley 1844-1846. Rowland Eyles Egerton-Warburton (1804-91) poet author of Hunting Songs and Miscellaneous Verses (1846) etc. On the subject of proofs he writes “The dead horse wants working up a great deal pray speak seriously to Mr. L about this as I am quite fearful that they will all appear to be very coarse and slightly finished.”

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WARBURTON‚ George Drought. 12505

WARBURTON‚ George Drought.	12505 Autograph Verse Signed ‘George Warburton‚ Captain Royal Artillery’‚ from Spirit of the Nation‚ beginning: “Sound a loud hymn for the gathering nation...” 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ laid down on an old album page. Tunbridge Wells‚ 4 May 1847. The Spirit of the Nation was a compilation of verses by contributors to the Nation newspaper‚ published in Dublin in 1844. George Drought Warburton (1816-1857)‚ writer on Canada‚ author of Hochelaga; or England in the New World (1846 and later editions.

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WARBURTON‚ Rowland Eyles Egerton-. 11810

WARBURTON‚ Rowland Eyles Egerton-.	11810	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to his publisher‚ about the receipt of proofs‚ suggesting improvements for a new edition‚ etc. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ traces of hinges where formerly mounted‚ otherwise good. Arley‚ 3 November 1845. Rowland Eyles Egerton-Warburton (1804-91)‚ poet‚ author of Hunting Songs and Miscellaneous Verses (1846)‚ etc. “I think there must be some mistake in the selection of the head piece to the New Kennel. I thought that it was fixed to have a cut copied exactly from that at page 23 of the old edition... The present cut is not applicable to the Song.”

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WARBURTON‚ William‚ Bishop of Gloucester. 17669

WARBURTON‚ William‚ Bishop of Gloucester.	17669	Autograph Letter Signed ‘W.Gloucester’‚ to his bookseller [probably John Nourse]‚ saying that he has received Voltaire’s Life of the Czar‚ and that Warburton will call at the end of the week “& desire that my bill may be wrote out”. 1 page 4 x 5 inches‚ neatly laid down on an album page beneath an engraved portrait of Warburton. Grosvenor Square‚ 12 November‚ no year given [probably c.1763]. William Warburton (1698-1779)‚ bishop and scholar‚ defender of Pope’s Essay on Man‚ a controversialist who tackled Hume‚ the Deists‚ Voltaire and Wesley. We have been unable to trace this letter in the Oxford Bibliographical Society publication: Pope’s Literary Legacy: The Book-Trade Correspondence of William Warburton and John Knapton with other letters and documents‚ 1744-1780‚ Edited by Donald W.Nichol [1992]. Voltaire’s book‚ The History of the Russian Empire under Peter the Great‚ was published in its English translation in London by J.Nourse and P.Vallant in 1763. John Nourse (d.1780) was a London bookseller who specialized in French literature and scientific works. Warburton ordered many books from him.

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WARREN‚ Samuel. 3104

WARREN‚ Samuel.	3104 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Henry Foss‚ sending him the ‘last edition of my “Diary” [Passages from the Diary of a late Physician] in exchange for an unexpected present. 1 page 7 x 4.5 inches‚ in good condition. 22 Pall Mall‚ 6 September 1842. Samuel Warren (1807-77)‚ the author of Ten Thousand a Year (1841) and Now and Then (1847).

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WARREN‚ Samuel. 9678

WARREN‚ Samuel.	9678	Autograph Quotation from Troilus & Cressida‚ beginning “For Time is like a fashionable host...”‚ signed ‘Samuel Warren’. 4½ x 7 inches‚ laid down on a small Victorian album page. Inner Temple‚ 24 August 1850. Samuel Warren (1807-77)‚ the author of Ten Thousand a Year (1841) and Now and Then (1847).

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WHISHAW‚ John. 9799

WHISHAW‚ John.	9799	Autograph Letter Signed ‘J.Whishaw’‚ sending to “you & Lady Charlotte a Copy of the 2d Edition‚ lately published‚ of Mungo Park’s second Mission into Africa”‚ and discussing his recent visit to Bowood. 1½ pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ light surface creases only‚ integral blank leaf (traces of mounting). Lincolns Inn‚ 3 November 1815. John Whishaw (1764-1840)‚ known (in the title of a memoir) as the “Pope” of Holland House‚ was the editor of Mungo Park’s Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa.

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WIFFEN‚ Jeremiah Holmes. 15414

WIFFEN‚ Jeremiah Holmes.	15414	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to the Rev. Dr. Thomas Raffles at Wavertree near Liverpool‚ about the journey by coach to Liverpool and Chester‚ looking forward to his visit‚ with mention of Mr. Brown‚ probably James Baldwin Brown. 3 pp. 10 x 8 inches‚ light toning‚ minor tears and creases‚ with address panel. With a separate engraved portrait of Wiffen. Angel Inn‚ Oxford‚ 2 August 1823. “A Cottage with a friend’s society is I assure thee to me as acceptable as a palace. Mind becomes more and more every thing to me.” Jeremiah Holmes Wiffen (1792–1836) poet and writer‚ known as translator of Tasso. With James Baldwin Brown the elder and Thomas Raffles‚ Wiffen published Poems by Three Friends (1813); the joint authorship was acknowledged in the second edition (1815).

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WILKS‚ Thomas Egerton. 12348

WILKS‚ Thomas Egerton.	12348	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Pinland‚ Surgeon Dentist‚ sending a ticket‚ suggesting his corespondent makes arrangements to “see two pieces of mine‚ viz: Ben the Boatswain and The Ladye of Lambythe. 1 page 8 x 5 inches‚ with the address leaf‚ remains of guard. 24 August 1839. Thomas Egerton Wilks (1812-1854)‚ dramatist. His first work was a romantic drama‚ The Red Cross‚ produced at Sadler's Wells in 1831‚ and he afterwards wrote some two hundred plays.

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WILSON‚ John. 10306

WILSON‚ John.	10306	Printed Admission Ticket to Moral Philosophy lectures‚ signed ‘John Wilson’. 3½ x 4½ inches‚ remains of guard. University of Edinburgh‚ 1820. John Wilson‚ pseudonym Christopher North (1785-1854)‚ Scottish critic and essayist‚ Professor of Moral Philosophy in the University of Edinburgh.

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WILSON‚ John. 5931

WILSON‚ John.	5931 Autograph Letter Signed ‘John Wilson’‚ to Mr.Aitken‚ saying that “it will not be in my power to edit old Isaac. Let us have Weir or Walton.” 1 page 5 x 4 inches‚ integral address panel‚ in good condition. Undated [watermark 1829]. John Wilson‚ pseudonym Christopher North (1785-1854)‚ Scottish critic and essayist.

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WINSTANLEY‚ Thomas. 11708

WINSTANLEY‚ Thomas.	11708	Autograph Letter Signed‚ about the publication of a paper in the Philosophical Magazine‚ and other academic matters‚ adding that he would like to call upon his correspondent with the Savilian Professor of Geometry‚ Mr. Rigaud. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ left margin ragged‚ otherwise good. Oxford‚ 18 February 1812. Thomas Winstanley (1749-1823)‚ scholar who edited Aristotle’s Poetics. He became Laudian Professor of Arabic.

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WIRGMAN‚ Thomas. 7026

WIRGMAN‚ Thomas.	7026	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Tho:Wirgman’‚ to John Abraham Heraud‚ complaining bitterly that his ‘Divarication’ had not been reviewed‚ for “you surely could have run it down & censured it severely - which would have been far preferable to silent contempt...”‚ written on the blank integral leaf of Wirgman’s two page printed advertisement of his Biographical Sketch of Kant. 2 pp. printed‚ 1 p. letter‚ 10 x 8 inches‚ address panel‚ tears‚ small piece torn away with seal removing one or two words only. Timberham Lodge‚ Crawley‚ Sussex‚ 11 July 1831. Thomas Wirgman‚ prolific writer on Kant‚ author of Principles of the Kantesian philosophy. The book referred to in this letter is Divarication of the New Testament into Doctrine and History‚ which (according to Wirgman’s annotation of the printed advertisement here) is founded on Kant’s Critic of Practical Reason. Wirgman tries to explain to his correspondent that Christianity’s ideal is “Sanctity itself; that is the complete supremacy of Reason over the Inclinations”‚ but concludes this letter: “I suppose it is my fate to be trampled underfoot.” John Abraham Heraud (1799 - 1887)‚ poet‚ contributed to various periodicals‚ and published two poems‚ which attracted some attention‚ The Descent into Hell (1830)‚ and The Judgment of the Flood (1834).

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WRAXALL‚ Sir Nathaniel William. 10016

WRAXALL‚ Sir Nathaniel William.	10016	A long Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs. Jenkins at Shepton Mallet‚ praising Mrs. Colston’s book‚ particularly her account of travels in the Eastern Pyrenees‚ with other literary observations‚ recommending Moore’s Loves of the Angels‚ Laurent’s Tour in Greece and Turkey‚ and Mrs. Aikin’s book on James I‚ and mentioning his own Memoirs. 4 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ legible and in good condition‚ address panel (Cross Post‚ Cheltenham postmark)‚ red wax seal. Charlton‚ 10 February 1823. Sir Nathaniel William Wraxall (1751-1831)‚ author of historical memoirs‚ writes at length (”I have written a Pamphlet‚ instead of a Letter”) on literary matters and his current reading: “There are some few Errors in the two Volumes [by Mrs. Colston]‚ but not half as many as in my ‘Memoirs of my own Times’. Petrarch had a baptismal name. He was called Francesco Petrarca...”

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YOUNG‚ Sir Charles George. 0227

YOUNG‚ Sir Charles George.	0227	Autograph Letter Signed with initials‚ to Gough Nicholls‚ setting out corrections to the proof of his forthcoming heraldic work 2 pp. 4to‚ first page torn without loss of text. London‚ 17 January 1837. Sir Charles George Young (1795-1869)‚ Garter king-of-arms.

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