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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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APPERLEY‚ George Owen Wynne. 17577

APPERLEY‚ George Owen Wynne.	17577	A series of four informative Autograph Letters Signed ‘Wynne Apperley’‚ to Mr. Grundy‚ about the exhibition of Apperley’s paintings‚ hoping to get photographs in The Connoisseur‚ mentioning is work ‘Playmates’ which has sold for 100 guineas “(not bad in these times!)”‚ agreeing to lend pictures for reproduction. About 10 pp.‚ a few surface blemishes (obscuring one word)‚ generally good. Ranchi‚ Bushey‚ Hertfordshire‚ one dated 15 November 1913. George Owen Wynne Apperley (1884 Ventnor - 1960 Tangier) was educated at Eagle House‚ Sandhurst and at Uppingham School prior to studying art at Herkomer Academy‚ Bushey‚ Herts. He first exhibited at the Royal Academy in London‚ 1905 and then mounted his first individual exhibition in London‚ 1906. He was elected as a member of the Royal Institute of Watercolour Artists in 1913.

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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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BAREA‚ Arturo. 17539

BAREA‚ Arturo.	17539	Two lengthy Typed Letters Signed‚ to Alan Ross‚ putting forward the names of other Spanish writers who might contribute to the planned magazine Eurasia‚ and agreeing to submit an article on Spain in Europe. 2 pp. 10 x 8 inches. In good condition‚ surface creasing. Rose Farm House‚ Mapledurham‚ 18 & 27 Match 1945. Arturo Barea Ogazón (1897 – 1957)‚ Spanish journalist‚ broadcaster and writer‚ author of The Forging of a Rebel. After the Spanish Civil War‚ Barea lived in exile in the United Kingdom.

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BIBESCO‚ Elizabeth. 17576

BIBESCO‚ Elizabeth.	17576	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Colonel Stuart‚ thanking him for the lovely flowers‚ saying she is off to Baltimore‚ asking him to “give my love to Lord Reading when you get back”. 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition. Washington DC‚ 7 March 1924. Elizabeth‚ Princess Bibesco (née Elizabeth Charlotte Lucy Asquith) (1897 – 1945)‚ English writer and socialite. She was the daughter of a British Prime Minister and the wife of a Romanian aristocrat. Active as a writer between 1921 and 1940‚ she drew on her experience in British high society in her work. A final posthumous collection of her stories‚ poems and aphorisms was published under the title Haven in 1951‚ with a preface by Elizabeth Bowen.

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BOUFFÉ‚ Hugues. 17552

BOUFFÉ‚ Hugues.	17552 Autograph Letter Signed‚ praising the piece given to him to read by his correspondent‚ suggesting Lepeintre the elder for the role‚ saying he is hard pressed at the moment‚ with two works in two acts awaiting his return. In French. 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ some surface creasing. 21 April 1849. Uncommon. Hugues Bouffé (1800-1888)‚ French actor and playwright.

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BROCK‚ Thomas. 17547

BROCK‚ Thomas.	17547 A lengthy Autograph Letter Signed‚ to James Morton‚ explaining why he can not send a model of his statue of Sir R.Hill for exhibition‚ sending a model his statue of Robert Raikes instead‚ discussing his equestrian bronze‚ “A Moment of Peril”. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ traces of mounting. 30 Osnaburgh Street‚ 18 March 1882. Sir Thomas Brock (1847-1922)‚ sculptor‚ undertook a large number of important public commissions‚ including the Queen Victoria Memorial (1901–24‚ The Mall‚ London). Brock also designed the new coinage effigy of Queen Victoria in 1891.

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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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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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CHEVIGNY‚ Geneviève-Sophie. 17548

CHEVIGNY‚ Geneviève-Sophie.	17548	A superb Autograph Letter Signed ‘Chevigny’‚ to the Directeur de l’Opera (Picard)‚ on the subject of her pension‚ referring to her retirement from the stage following a very public accident in the theatre‚ adding that she took none of the holidays due to her during her twenty-four years on the stage‚ sending the birth certificate requested. In French (with typed English translation). 1 page 10 x 8 inches‚ toned overall‚ otherwise very good. With the integral address leaf. Paris‚ 24 June 1824. Geneviève-Sophie Chevigny (1772-1840)‚ celebrated dancer in Paris.

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CHILDERS‚ Hugh. 17554

CHILDERS‚ Hugh.	17554	Letter Signed as Secretary of State for War‚ to Colonel J.D.Baker‚ Natal‚ about the Command of the Forces in Natal and the Transvaal in the event of Sir Evelyn Wood or Redvers Buller being incapacitated‚ sending a confidential paper to be opened if necessary‚ “containing a dormant Commission appointing you their successor‚ with the local rank of Major General”. 2 pp. 12 x 8 inches‚ in good condition. War Office‚ 27 April 1881. Hugh Culling Eardley Childers (1827-1896)‚ statesman‚ Chancellor of the Exchequer (1882)‚ Home Secretary (1886)‚ had a successful start to his career as a politician in Melbourne in the 1850’s. Later he was instrumental in bringing about the abolition of transportation. He was responsible for the administration of the War Office during the Transvaal War of 1881 and the Egyptian Campaign of 1882.

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DALHOUSIE‚ George Ramsay‚ 9th Earl. 17588

DALHOUSIE‚ George Ramsay‚ 9th Earl.	17588	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Dalhousie’‚ on his arrival at Leith after service in Canada‚ to “My dear Campbell” about arrears of pay “in spite of the War Office”‚ thanking him for his letter about the Burmese. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ minor blemishes only. Coulstoun‚ 3 December 1828. See the Dictionary of Canadian Biography. George Ramsay‚ 9th Earl of Dalhousie (1770-1838)‚ army officer and governor-in-chief of British North America‚ took part in the Walcheren expedition. In 1812 he assumed command of the 7th division and served under Wellington in Spain and France‚ with the local rank of lieutenant-general‚ confirmed as full rank in June 1813. In 1819 he was appointed governor-in-chief of British North America. “I return your letter about the Burmese‚ I hope they will see it wise to pay the debt like honest men.”

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DICKENS‚ Charles. 17558

DICKENS‚ Charles.	17558	Autograph Letter in the third person: “Mr. Charles Dickens presents his compliments to Mr. Clarke‚ and begs to say that his engagements render his entertaining Mr Clarke’s request impossible.” 6 x 4½ inches‚ in very good condition‚ neatly mounted‚ framed and glazed‚ with a photograph of Charles Dickens writing at his desk. Overall size of attractive recent wood frame approximately 12 x 14 inches. Tavistock House‚ Tavistock Square‚ London‚ 2 December 1857 Charles Dickens (1812-1870)‚ author. Tavistock House was the London home of Charles Dickens and his family from 1851 to 1860. At Tavistock House Dickens wrote Bleak House‚ Hard Times‚ Little Dorrit and A Tale of Two Cities. He also put on amateur theatricals there which are described in John Forster's Life of Charles Dickens.

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GALE‚ Samuel. 17556

GALE‚ Samuel.	17556	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to his cousin‚ Samuel Gale in London‚ beginning an exchange of family news‚ referring to his own imminent admission to the Bar in his province in Canada‚ discussing the likely conflict with America‚ describing his travels to visit his Father‚ “where Nature is to be seen in its primitive state”. 3 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition‚ minor tears at folds‚ QUEBEC Ship Letter marking‚ other postal marks. Montreal [Canada]‚ 10 September 1807. See Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Samuel Gale (1783-1865)‚ lawyer and judge‚ son of Samuel Gale‚ assistant paymaster of English forces in North America. He was critical of the Sor George Prevost’s actions during the War of 1812‚ and made veiled attacks on him in letters published in the Montreal Herald and later put together in a pamphlet entitled Nerva‚ or a collection of papers published in the “Montreal Herald” (1814). He served as lawyer to Lord Selkirk‚ founder of the Red River colony‚ when the latter had difficulties with the North West Company‚ and in 1815 he went west to defend his client’s interests. In 1817 he published Notices on the claims of the Hudson’s Bay Company and the conduct of its adversaries. “We are anxiously awaiting the Issue of the American Embassy on which our fate appears to depend‚ but notwithstanding the Injuries and losses that would result to us from a War I believe it is universally hoped and expected that Great Britain will not comply with what is understood to be the exorbitant Demands of the Americans.”

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GALE‚ Samuel. 17557

GALE‚ Samuel.	17557	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to his nephew‚ Samuel Gale‚ in London‚ discussing family affairs‚ the Yamaska Estates‚ the economics of the expenses of war (”a Consumption of the Circulating Property of a Nation without any Re-production”)‚ avoiding war with America‚ his own farming business‚ etc. 3 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ in very good condition‚ with the address panel bearing QUEBEC Ship Letter marking. Farnham (Lower Canada)‚ 27 April 1809. See Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Samuel Gale (1747-1826)‚ surveyor‚ land claims agent. Samuel Gale came to America about 1770‚ apparently as a paymaster in the British army. Well educated and trained as a surveyor‚ in 1772 he was appointed to the lucrative office of deputy surveyor general of New York. After the war‚ Gale published An essay on the nature and principles of public credit (1784)‚ a complicated treatise on means of gradually extinguishing Britain’s public debt; it was followed by two additional volumes in 1785 and another in 1787. He later settled in Farnham Township in Lower Canada. He also published The memorial and petition of the undersigned attorney for . . . applicants for grant of various tracts . . . of waste lands . . . in Lower Canada (London‚ [1800]) and Reply to the report of the Executive Council of the province of Lower Canada‚ upon the memorial of the undersigned attorney‚ to the lords of his majesty’s most honourable Privy Council‚ of the 28th of November 1800 . . . (London‚ 1802). “Our Apprehensions here of a War with the American States are again diminished. There seems now to be good Reason to hope that the Southern States (in which the Party favourable to France is the strongest) will be unable to induce the New Englanders to join in a French Alliance. The Legislature of Massachusetts has publickly declared in a late Remonstrance to the Congress that ‘An Alliance with France would be more fatal than any War’. The American Government is however too fluctuating and unsteady ot be depended on for any considerable Time together.”

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GEORGE III. 17559

GEORGE III.	17559	Royal Warrant Signed ‘George R’ by the King at head‚ countersigned by the Duke of Portland‚ appointing Alexander McDouall to be First Lieutenant of a Company of the Association of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Kirkmaiden in the County of Wigton [Cumberland] “to serve without Pay‚ for the Protection thereof‚ in Case of any Emergency‚ at the Requisition of the Civil Power”. 1 page 13 x 8 inches‚ printed with manuscript insertions‚ upper corners lightly clipped‚ minor blemishes only‚ two small thins where mounted‚ in clean condition. Our Court at St. James’s‚ 1 January 1799. King George III (reigned 1760-1820). An unusual form of commission appointing militia to assist the local civil powers in the event of unrest. The commission also bears the uncommon signature of William H.Cavendish-Bentinck‚ Duke of Portland (1738-1809)‚ Prime Minister 1783‚ 1807-09. As home secretary (1794-1801) Portland favoured the use of surveillance and repression (with use of the militia) to counter the threat of radicalism.

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GEORGE III. 17562

GEORGE III.	17562	Autograph Letter Signed ('G.R.') to William Pitt‚ the Prime Minister‚ referring to communications with the Prince of Wales (probably in connection with his finances or his liaison with Mrs. Fitzherbert) indicating the necessity that these messages should be fully understood by the Prince‚ permitting Pitt to make any alterations. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ with second leaf endorsed by George Pretyman‚ Bishop of Lincoln ('G.L.')‚ biographer and confidant of William Pitt. Queen's House‚ 20 March 1785. King George III (reigned 1760-1820). Letters from King George III to any of his Prime Ministers are hard for collectors to find. “The shorter the Message in answer to the letter from the Prince of Wales can be framed the less room is there for its not being understood; with that view the enclosed has been drawn up‚ any alteration or addition Mr Pitt may think necessary will be willing [sic] received.”

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GORDON‚ Charles George. 17560

GORDON‚ Charles George.	17560 Autograph Letter Signed ‘C.G.Gordon’‚ to Captain Bailey‚ asking him to find out whether Gordon’s friend Jamieson has been elected to the Royal Geographical Society‚ providing Jamieson’s address in Cork for the answer. With a note by Bailey on verso forwarding this enquiry. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ folds‚ in good condition. [Probably Gravesend] 27 January 1868 General C.G.Gordon (1833-1885)‚ the Victorian hero who died at Khartoum. “The Stewards are pretty well”: Gordon sent stamps to ten year old O’Hara Steward‚ who had lost his father in 1867.

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GUTHRIE‚ Anstey. 17578

GUTHRIE‚ Anstey.	17578	A series of 6 Autograph Letters Signed‚ to Walter Sichel and his family over a long period‚ about parties‚ sending copies of his books for charity sales‚ offering to copy out one of his Punch recitations‚ announcing the publication of his reminiscences‚ Sands of Time. 6 letters and one envelope. 8 pp. 8vo. In good condition. Phillimore Gardens‚ Grosvenor Square‚ Holland Park Road‚ 1888-1924. Thomas Anstey Guthrie (1856-1934)‚ humorous writer as F.Anstey‚ author of Vice Versa.

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HALL‚ Admiral Sir William Hutcheon. 17563

HALL‚ Admiral Sir William Hutcheon.	17563	Naval Memorandum‚ signed ‘W.H.Hall’ as Captain of HMS Dragon‚ confirming the appointment of John Langley as Chief Engineer. 7 x 8 inches‚ in good condition‚ remains of guard where formerly mounted. Dragon at Woolwich‚ 5 July 1847. The uncommon signature of “Nemesis Hall”. Admiral Sir William Hutcheon Hall (1797–1878) served in the First Anglo-Chinese War and Crimean War. In 1816–17‚ he served as a midshipman under Captain Basil Hall‚ with whom he attended William Amherst's embassy to China. In November 1839‚ Hall obtained command of Nemesis of the British East India Company in China‚ where he served in the First Anglo-Chinese War (1839–43). The ship's first engagement was against Chinese forts and a fleet of junks in the Second Battle of Chuenpee on 7 January 1841.He was Mentioned in Despatches for his part in the battle. He was also present at the Battle of First Bar on 27 February. In commemoration of his service‚ he was commonly known in the navy as "Nemesis Hall". William Dallas Bernard‚ an Oxford graduate who studied life and customs in China‚ used Hall's notes to write an account of the war in the Narrative of the Voyages and Services of the Nemesis from 1840 to 1843 (1844).

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HILL‚ Sir Rowland. 17555

HILL‚ Sir Rowland.	17555	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Rowland Hill’‚ to Mrs. E.M.S.Paine‚ discussing a subscription matter and promising to investigate on her behalf. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches‚ folds. Hampstead‚ 23 March 1865. Sir Rowland Hill (1795 - 1879) campaigned for a comprehensive reform of the postal system‚ based on the concept of penny postage and his solution of prepayment‚ facilitating the safe‚ speedy and cheap transfer of letters. Hill later served as a government postal official‚ and he is usually credited with originating the basic concepts of the modern postal service‚ including the invention of the postage stamp.

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HORN‚ Charles Edward. 17580

HORN‚ Charles Edward.	17580	Autograph Music Quotation Signed ‘Charles E.Horn’. 1 page 5 x 7 inches‚ in good condition. Some later neat pencil annotations. Undated. Charles Edward Horn (1786 – 1849)‚ English composer and singer. He achieved prominence with his portrayal of Caspar in the English version of Carl Maria von Weber's Der Freischütz in 1824. Many of his songs for larger dramatic works became popular‚ including "On the banks of Allan Water" from Rich and Poor (1812)‚ "I know a bank" from The Merry Wives of Windsor (1823)‚ "The deep‚ deep sea" in Honest Frauds (1830)‚ and "Cherry Ripe" from Paul Pry (1826). In 1827‚ Horn sailed to New York City‚ where he made a successful American debut. In addition to giving singing performances‚ he staged works by Storace‚ Weber‚ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart‚ and Gioachino Rossini. He briefly returned to London for a few years‚ overseeing the debut of his Honest Frauds (1830) and serving as music director of the Olympic Theatre from 1831 to 1832‚ before sailing back to New York. There‚ he became the music director of Park Theatre‚ producing and directing performances of his own works and arrangements of works by others. His oratorio The Remission of Sin (1835) may be the first oratorio composed in the United States.

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HUNT‚ John. 17561

HUNT‚ John.	17561 Autograph Draft of a long article for the Daily Herald‚ signed ‘John Hunt’‚ entitled ‘Everest - The Unsolved Problem’‚ giving an overview of recent attempts to climb Mount Everest by the north face‚ referring to the Sino-Russian expedition being planned for 1960‚ discussing the influence of politics on mountain climbing. About 1200 words on 6 pp. 12 x 8 inches. Hotel De Champery‚ Valais‚ 8 April 1959. John Hunt (1910-1998)‚ the leader of the successful 1953 British Expedition to Mount Everest.

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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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KEYSER‚ Agnes [Sister Agnes]. 17550

KEYSER‚ Agnes [Sister Agnes].	17550 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Sister Agnes’‚ to Mrs. Batten‚ referring to treatment for a patient. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in pencil. With the franked envelope/ King Edward VII’s Hospital for Officers‚ undated [after 1910]. King Edward VII’s Hospital for Officers was established in 1899 by two sisters‚ Agnes and Fanny Keyser‚ who turned their home at 17 Grosvenor Crescent into a hospital for sick and wounded Officers‚ returning from the Boer War. King Edward VII became the Hospital’s first patron. “The important thing is - What is this throat? He would be in a ward with others (serious cases) & we cannot take anything infectious.”

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KNOX‚ Ronald. 17551

KNOX‚ Ronald.	17551 Autograph Letter Signed ‘R.A.Knox’‚ to Mr. MacAlister‚ about a tutor for John. 2 pp. 4½ x 7 inches‚ in good condition. The Old Palace‚ Oxford‚ 19 April‚ no year given. Ronald Knox (1888-1957)‚ Roman Catholic chaplain and author. “... I believe MacNulty is a good man; he got one of my men through who was the most complete poop at Latin‚ I’ve ever seen‚ in similar circumstances.”

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LANDSEER‚ Sir Edwin. 17566

LANDSEER‚ Sir Edwin.	17566 Autograph Letter Signed ‘E.Landseer’‚ about the Copyright of the Picture entitled The Foresters Family‚ asking whether his correspondent was interested in making an engraving. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ signature overleaf‚ integral blank leaf‚ some surface creasing to the paper which does not lie entirely flat‚ otherwise fine. 31 May 1849. Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-73)‚ painter.

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LAYARD‚ Sir Henry. 17586

LAYARD‚ Sir Henry.	17586	A lengthy Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs.Bronson [Mrs.Katherine de Kay Bronson‚ the hostess of a literary circle in Venice]‚ unsure where she is on her travels‚ thanking her for the present‚ commenting on society in Venice‚ rumour of Mr. Gladstone’s arrival‚ the weather‚ endeavours to get up a music group‚ etc. 4 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ guard where formerly mounted‚ in very good condition. Ca’ Capello‚ S.Polo‚ Venezia‚ 21 December 1887. Sir Henry Layard (1817-94)‚ archaeologist at Nimrud‚ the supposed site of Nineveh. “Your place‚ as the Easterns say‚ is indeed empty. Our Christmas dinner-table without you and the Edens will be but a dull one.”

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LEIGHTON‚ Frederic. 17593

LEIGHTON‚ Frederic.	17593	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Fred Leighton’‚ to Sir Spencer [possibly Sir Spencer Walpole]‚ thanking him for writing‚ “glad that ‘Cimabue’ is to be reproduced thro’ Her Majesty’s kind assent”. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches. 2 Holland Park Road‚ undated. Lord Leighton (1830-96)‚ painter. Cimabue’s Celebrated Madonna was Leighton's first major work‚ painted in Rome. It was shown at the Academy in 1855. It was an immediate success‚ and Queen Victoria bought it for 600 guineas on opening day. She recorded in her diary: 'There was a very big picture by a man called Leighton. It is a beautiful painting‚ quite reminding one of a Paul Veronese‚ so bright and full of light. Albert was enchanted with it - so much so that he made me buy it.' The picture is now in the National Gallery.

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MACAULAY‚ Thomas Babington. 17567

MACAULAY‚ Thomas Babington.	17567 Autograph Letter Signed‚ thanking his correspondent for “a valuable addition to any library”‚ discussing Joseph Addison and his contributions to The Spectator‚ some of which were anonymous: “I mean particularly The Spectator No 623 - the richest and broadest specimen of his humour ...” 4 pp. on two separate leaves‚ 7 x 4 inches‚ fine. Albany‚ 24 December 1855. Thomas Babington Macaulay‚ Baron Macaulay (1800–1859)‚ historian‚ essayist‚ and poet. “If any person can doubt that both these papers are Addison’s‚ either that person or I must be an exceedingly bad critic.” Macaulay wrote an Essay on Addison. Macaulay was buried at the foot of Joseph Addison’s statue in Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey on 9 January 1860.

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MACREADY‚ William Charles. 17579

MACREADY‚ William Charles.	17579 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to W.S.Johnson‚ thanking him for the kind note and the elegant volume‚ and for the “flattering remembrance”. 1¼ pages‚ fine. 5 Clarence Terrace‚ 6 September 1849. W.C.Macready (1793-1873)‚ actor‚ son of William Macready‚ actor and manager.

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MALAN‚ Henri Abraham César. 17536

MALAN‚ Henri Abraham César.	17536 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Cr. Malan’‚ to the Rev. Dr. Brown‚ mentioning Malan’s mountain walk which his feeble health now necessitates‚ saying he will send his recent writings‚ hoping to take up his pen with greater force if God permits‚ etc. In French. 3 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ blemishes at centre fold where formerly mounted‚ otherwise good. Geneva‚ 17 July 1844. Henri Abraham César Malan (1787 – 864)‚ Swiss Protestant minister and hymn-writer.

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MENPES‚ Mortimer. 17582

MENPES‚ Mortimer.	17582	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Miss Fraser‚ hoping she is disengaged on Thursday. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches. 25 Cadogan Gardens‚ undated. Mortimer Menpes (1859-1938)‚ painter and etcher‚ war correspondent for Black and White during the Boer War.

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MERLE D’AUBIGNE‚ Jean Henri. 17538

MERLE D’AUBIGNE‚ Jean Henri.	17538	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Arthur Massé in Geneva‚ discussing a book called A Noble Life In French. 2 pp. 10 x 8 inches‚ complete‚ but with some marginal defects and fold tears‚ surface creases‚ with the address leaf. Ecole de Theologie‚ Societe Evangelique de Geneve‚ 9 October 1866 The distinguished Swiss historian of the Reformation‚ Merle d’Aubigné (1794-1872).

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MEYRICK‚ Samuel. 17585

MEYRICK‚ Samuel.	17585 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to John Gough Nicholls‚ about the monetary value of his papers‚ promising that any discoveries of an antiquarian nature will be placed at the service of the Gentleman’s Magazine. 2 pp. 7 x 4.5 inches‚ with the address leaf. Goodrick Court‚ 18 May 1835. Sir Samuel Rush Meyrick (1783-1848). antiquary‚ published his great work on arms and armour in 1824.

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NORDAU‚ Max. 17543

NORDAU‚ Max.	17543	Autograph Letter Signed ‘S.M.Nordau’‚ to Mr. Gordon Smith‚ about some work of revision and typing which must be done quickly‚ sending half now for Gordon Smith’s translation‚ suggesting terms‚ etc. In English‚ 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ remains of guard where formerly mounted. 8 Rue Leonie‚ Paris‚ 9 March 1902. Max Simon Nordau (1849 – 1923)‚ Zionist leader‚ physician‚ author‚ and social critic‚ co-founder of the World Zionist Organization together with Theodor Herzl‚ and president or vice president of several Zionist congresses. As a social critic‚ he wrote a number of controversial books‚ including The Conventional Lies of Our Civilisation (1883)‚ Degeneration (1892)‚ and Paradoxes (1896). Although not his most popular or successful work whilst alive‚ Degeneration is the book most often remembered and cited today. “I hope you will be able to do the work. I should be glad to have your translation by instalments‚ as soon as part of it is ready. I shall look it through at once and return the revised manuscript to you‚ as this time it must be type-written in two copies - after revision. I trust it will be possible to you to do the translation and type-writing in two copies for 100 - one hundred francs.”

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POLE‚ Reginald Stuart. 17546

POLE‚ Reginald Stuart.	17546	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Miss Franks‚ about her visit to the British Museum‚ recommending her what to read on the subject of Assyrian antiquities. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. British Museum‚ 26 July 1879. Reginald Stuart Poole (1832 –1895)‚ archaeologist‚ numismatist and orientalist. In 1882 he was largely responsible for founding the Egypt Exploration Fund‚ and in 1884 for starting the Society of English Medallists. “You could perfectly gain a good general acquaintance with the whol esubject in a short time by only reading the best books‚ and could begin with George Smith’s Assyria & Babylonica ...”

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PUSEY‚ Edward Bouverie. 17571

PUSEY‚ Edward Bouverie.	17571	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to “My dear Churton” (probably Edward Churton‚ 1800-1874‚ Archdeacon of Cleveland)‚ regretting he is not strong enough to leave Oxford‚ wishing to help “in such an important plan for the good of souls”‚ but would be glad “to be more distinctly acknowledged by the Bishop as helping in his work ...” 3 pp. 4 x 3½ inches‚ fine. Undated. A good letter by Edward Bouverie Pusey (1800-82)‚ theologian and leader of the Oxford Movement.

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RICHMOND‚ Charles Gordon-Lennox‚ 5th Duke. 17542

RICHMOND‚ Charles Gordon-Lennox‚ 5th Duke.	17542 utograph Letter Signed ‘Richmond’‚ to “My dear Colonel”‚ about the names of gentlemen to be recommended to the Lord Chancellor. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in very good condition‚ one pinhole. London‚ 1 March 1844. Charles Gordon-Lennox‚ 5th Duke of Richmond (1791-1860)‚ was aide-de-camp to Wellington in the Peninsula and France (1810-14). During the campaign in the Netherlands he was aide-de-camp to the Prince of Orange‚ and after the prince had been wounded at Waterloo‚ joined Wellington’s staff as an extra aide-de-camp. He was Postmaster General from 1830 to 1834.

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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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ROYAL MUSIC. Edward Bassano‚ recorder consort at the Court of Queen Elizabeth I. 17592

ROYAL MUSIC. Edward Bassano‚ recorder consort at the Court of Queen Elizabeth I.	17592	A large vellum Indenture‚ signed at foot ‘Edward Bassano’‚ between Edward Bassano of Walthamstow in Essex and his brother Jeronimo Bassano concerning the sale of land in Hoxton‚ with the mention of other parties and properties. In English on vellum. 19 x 21 inches‚ folded‚ with calligraphic initial letter‚ red wax seal appended‚ in very good clean condition and legible. Together with a copy of an article by David Lasocki (1984) entitled The Recorder Consort at the English Court 1540-1674 Part 1 (10 pp.) which describes the Bassano family in detail. 2 May 1597. Edward Bassano (1551-1615) and his brother Jeronimo Bassano (1559-1635) were members of the famous Bassano family which formed the Recorder Consort at the Court of Queen Elizabeth I. A consort of five or six recorder players (as distinct from the flautists and other players of wind instruments) was employed at the Court between 1540 and 1630.

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SABINE‚ Edward. 17595

SABINE‚ Edward.	17595	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Professor Wheatstone‚ King’s College‚ Somerset House‚ asking if it would suit him to meet at Captain Beaufort’s “on the subject of the Electrical Observations to be made at the Magnetic Observatories”‚ adding that Mr. Snow Harris has promised to join the meeting. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ minor blemishes only‚ with the address leaf. Undated. General Sir Edward Sabine (1788-1883)‚ President of the Royal Society‚ physicist‚ soldier and explorer; astronomer to expeditions of John Ross (1818) and William Edward Parry in search of the Northwest Passage (1819-20). Sabine researched terrestrial magnetism. Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort (1774-1857)‚ Hydrographer to the Navy. Charles Wheatstone (1802-1875)‚ scientist and inventor‚ a major figure in the development of electric telegraphy. Sir William Snow Harris (1791–1867) was an English physician and electrical researcher.

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SCHREIBER‚ Lady Charlotte. 17532

SCHREIBER‚ Lady Charlotte.	17532 Autograph Letter Signed ‘C.E.Schreiber’‚ to Mr. Franks‚ hoping for his opinion on an enamel‚ and alerting him to “a very fine Dresden Mug” of an early date‚ currently offered for sale in a shop. 1½ pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ in fine condition. Langham House‚ 24 June 1874. Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Guest (1812 –1895)‚ later Lady Charlotte Schreiber‚ the first publisher of The Mabinogion. With her second husband‚ Charles Schreiber‚ she became a well known collector of porcelain; their collection is held in the Victoria and Albert Museum. Author of Lady Charlotte Schreiber's Journals. Confidences of a Collector of Ceramics & Antiques throughout Britain‚ France‚ Holland‚ Belgium‚ Spain‚ Portugal‚ Turkey‚ Austria and Germany from the year 1869-1885.

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TAYLOR‚ Sir Henry. 17534

TAYLOR‚ Sir Henry.	17534	Autograph Letter Signed‚ asking for advice about a flooded road‚ hoping “to find the proper person to affect repairs and drainage”. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. The Uplands‚ 24 October 1865. Sir Henry Taylor (1800-86)‚ poet.

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TUPPER‚ Martin Farquhar. 17549

TUPPER‚ Martin Farquhar.	17549 Oxford’s Representative. Printed Verses on 2 pp. 10 x 5 inches. Inscribed by the author to Mr. Geo. Seton. Albury‚ 16 June 1865. Martin Farquhar Tupper (1810-89) achieved incredible success with his Proverbial Philosophy‚ which sold never less than 5000 copies per year in England for 25 years. This phenomenon gained him savage parodies in the literary world‚ such as by C.L.Dodgson in The New Belfry of Christ Church (1872).

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