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ANNESLEY‚ George‚ Viscount Valentia. 18511

ANNESLEY‚ George‚ Viscount Valentia.	18511	A significant Autograph Letter Signed ‘Mountnorris’ [as the 2nd Earl of Mountnorris] discussing the proposal for a new work by Henry Salt and George Annesley to be called “Decades of Egypt”‚ outlining the contents of this two volume quarto work‚ insisting that Mr. Valpy be the Printer. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition‚ small piece torn away at seal opening‚ light traces of former mounting along one edge. Arley Hall‚ 9 March 1821. George Annesley‚ 2nd Earl of Mountnorris (1770 – 1844)‚ styled Viscount Valentia between 1793 and 1816. In 1802 Henry Salt was appointed secretary and draughtsman to George Annesley‚ Viscount Valentia. They started on an eastern tour‚ travelling on Minerva to India via the Cape. Salt explored the Red Sea area‚ and in 1805 visited the Ethiopian highlands. He returned to England in 1806. Salt's paintings from the trip were used to illustrate the Lord Valentia's Voyages and Travels to India‚ Ceylon‚ the Red Sea‚ Abyssinia and Egypt‚ in the years 1802‚ 1803‚ 1804‚ 1805‚ and 1806‚ published in 1809 in three volumes. We can find no reference to this proposed publication‚ Decades of Egypt. “The Second Decade should have a volume of Atlas Plates & the letter press would with the 1st Decade form a volume. The Drawings are very fine‚ particularly of the Figures in the New Tombs & would give a true idea of the Arts in Egypt which Belzoni’s work does not. A selection of these drawings with ground places &c should be for the Atlas. The residue could bind up in Quarto & would form a very splendid work. The drawings are now here‚ but I expect to be in London in the Course of the Month & will take them with me.”

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ARNOTT‚ Neil. 18534

ARNOTT‚ Neil.	18534	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to John Bethell‚ about a missed meeting with “Mr. Knight (to whom I had sent the paper stating your opinions)”. A good one page example‚ 8 x 5 inches‚ with address panel. Undated. Neil Arnott (1788-1874)‚ Scottish physician and natural philosopher‚ inventor of a smokeless stove called Arnott’s Stove‚ and other contraptions. In 1807‚ and again in 1810‚ he sailed to China as a surgeon in the East India Company‘s service. He was the author of several works‚ bearing on physical science or its applications‚ the most important being his Elements of physics (1827)‚ which went through six editions in his lifetime. In 1838 he published a treatise on warming and ventilating‚ and in 1855‚ one on the smokeless fireplace.

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CHANDLER‚ John H.‚ DAGNALL‚ H. 18524

CHANDLER‚ John H.‚ DAGNALL‚ H.	18524	The Newspaper & Almanac Stamps of Great Britain & Ireland. 302 pp. A fine copy in dust wrapper. ISBN 10: 0907630006 / ISBN 13: 9780907630005. The Great Britain Philatelic Society‚ 1981.

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CLEMENS‚ Samuel Langhorne‚ “Mark Twain”. 18513

CLEMENS‚ Samuel Langhorne‚ “Mark Twain”.	18513 CLEMENS‚ Samuel Langhorne‚ “Mark Twain”. 18513 Autograph Letter Signed ‘S.L.Clemens’‚ to Sir Francis de Winton‚ accepting the offer of an introduction in Australia‚ now about to depart for America‚ providing details of his future sailings (on a round the world lecture tour)‚ and nursing the gout again. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ folded‚ in good condition. Annotated by the recipient: “Done‚ 22-5-85.” Hotel Brighton‚ Paris‚ 6 May 1895. “By gracious‚ now I’m scared at my own daring!” Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910)‚ known as Mark Twain‚ American writer. This letter is a recent discovery among the papers of Major-General Sir Francis Walter de Winton (1835-1901)‚ colonial administrator. “And if you will send [the letter of introduction] to me at Elmira‚ New York‚ U.S.A.‚ I shall be very much obliged. And you mustn’t hurry; I don’t leave there for the Pacific till July 1‚ & I don’t sail from Vancouver for Australia till August 16.” Clemens embarked on a year-long‚ around the world lecture tour in July 1895 to pay off his creditors in full. It was a long‚ arduous journey.The first part of the itinerary took him across northern America to British Columbia‚ Canada‚ until the second half of August. For the second part‚ he sailed across the Pacific Ocean. His scheduled lecture in Honolulu‚ Hawaii had to be cancelled due to a cholera epidemic.:188 Twain went on to Fiji‚ Australia‚ New Zealand‚ Sri Lanka‚ India‚ Mauritius‚ and South Africa. His three months in India became the centrepiece of his 712-page book Following the Equator.

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COHN‚ Ferdinand. 18532

COHN‚ Ferdinand.	18532	Autograph Letter Signed‚ addressed “My Lord”‚ expressing thanks for the invitation to attend the next meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science‚ accepting this‚ although not able “to take active part in the proceedings of the meeting”‚ and looking forward to meeting “the illustrious members of your association” in Glasgow. In English. 1 page 8 x 5 inches‚ in very good condition‚ remains of guard where formerly mounted. Breslau‚ 25 July 1855. Ferdinand Julius Cohn (1828 – 1898)‚ German biologist. He is one of the founders of modern bacteriology and microbiology. Cohn was the first to classify algae as plants‚ and to define what distinguishes them from green plants. His classification of bacteria into four groups based on shape (sphericals‚ short rods‚ threads‚ and spirals) is still in use today.

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COYNE‚ Joseph Stirling. 18530

COYNE‚ Joseph Stirling.	18530	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to B.Webster‚ junior‚ sending “a bit of Comic Copy for the Dramatic College Journal”. 1 page 5 x 3 inches‚ minor blemishes only. 1 Shrewsbury Terrace‚ Westbourne Park‚ undated. Joseph Stirling Coyne (1803–1868)‚ humorist and satirist. One of the most prolific British playwrights of the mid-nineteenth century‚ he wrote more than sixty plays; his twenty-seven farces are surpassed in number only by John Maddison Morton's ninety-one and T. J. Williams's thirty. Coyne brought to the stage accomplished comedic interchanges‚ puns‚ irony‚ exaggerated character traits‚ ludicrous plot situations‚ and surprising outcomes. His plays reveal a deft ear for dialogue and an ability to create characters suited to the talents of specific actors. As a journalist Coyne contributed humorous pieces to many widely circulated journals and newspapers.

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DUDLEY‚ Sir Henry Bate. 18529

DUDLEY‚ Sir Henry Bate.	18529	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Francis Freeling‚ accepting his congratulations and rejoicing in his own Preferment. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition. Sloane Street‚ 8 January 1805. “... you have uniformly wished me the remuneration that I have at length received. The Preferment I have obtained is good as well as respectable‚ and may lead in time to something better.” 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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EPSTEIN‚ Jacob. 18520

EPSTEIN‚ Jacob.	18520	Autograph Letter‚ unsigned but entirely in Epstein’s hand‚ to “My own dear little Meum”‚ his former mistress and model‚ Meum Stewart‚ in the Private Wing‚ University Hospital‚ London‚ dismissing the wretched “shabby Profile” of himself recently published‚ referring to Peggy’s death‚ and to his work ‘Lazarus’‚ “beautiful but it is disregarded”. Together with: a “strange” pencilled note from Peggy Epstein to Meum‚ about 1922-24‚ referring to Kathleen [Kathleen Garman]‚ another of Epstein’s mistresses and later his wife‚ and the effect of Meum’s “glances” on Epstein in the Café Royal. 1½ pp. 7 x 5 inches‚ in good condition‚ with the original franked envelope‚ also in Epstein’s hand. 18 Hyde Park Gate‚ S.W.7.‚ postmarked 13 June 1950. Jacob Epstein‚ American-born British sculptor (1880-1959). Meum Stewart was an actress. After giving birth to Epstein’s first daughter‚ she allowed the child to be raised by Epstein and his wife Margaret. “Do not write of your youth. You are the ever beautiful‚ the ever lovely‚ the ever youthful Meum. Get well‚ get well ... I never thought I would be as lonely as I am.”

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FARINGTON‚ Joseph. 18522

FARINGTON‚ Joseph.	18522	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Jos: Farington’‚ to James Northcote‚ the painter‚ encouraging him to “concur in voting poor Nixon his pension” of the full £80‚ laying emphasis on the “assistance required on account of his totally helpless state”‚ the Academy rules on this‚ etc. 30 lines on 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ with address panel on verso‚ in good condition‚ minor paper blemish upper right where formerly sealed. 22 February 1808. Uncommon. Joseph Farington (1747-1821)‚ landscape painter‚ gained fame through his engraved book illustrations (e.g. History of the River Thames‚ 1794) and for his Diary‚ which was published in 8 volumes as late as 1922-28. “A case of a more calamitous kind can scarcely happen‚ & it is an expense which the Academy‚ in all human probability cannot long be subject to‚ as he is now in a deplorable state. A letter from Mrs. Nixon will be laid before the Council‚ which contains but a small part of what she might have related of his distressed situation. She is a very good woman.”

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FITA‚ Fidel. 18527

FITA‚ Fidel.	18527	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Fidel Fita’‚ to the editor of a review‚ discussing correspondence and contributions. In French. 3 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. Madrid‚ 29 October 1881. Fidel Fita Colomé (1835-1918)‚ archaeologist‚ philologist and Spanish historian.

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FLINT‚ William Russell. 18519

FLINT‚ William Russell.	18519	Autograph Letter Signed ‘W.Russell Flint’‚ to Clarence Winchester‚ discussing frankly and in detail the price he would charge for producing 40 illustrations for use in the proposed “Herrick”. 2 pp. 10 x 8 inches‚ in good condition‚ right edge ragged but complete. Peel Cottage‚ 27 March 1953. Sir William Russell Flint (1880-1969)‚ artist. “My desire is to produce a beautiful book but one essentially to my own taste & suffused with my own ideas of layout‚ etc.” One Hundred and Eleven Poems‚ by Robert Herrick‚ was published by the Golden Cockerel Press in 1955.

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FLOWER‚ William Henry. 18502

FLOWER‚ William Henry.	18502	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to “My dear Stone”‚ asking for his notes on the Geological Gardens‚ if they have not been given away. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4 inches. Royal College of Surgeons‚ 17 July 1874. Sir William Henry Flower KCB FRCS FRS (1831-1899)‚ comparative anatomist and surgeon. Flower became a leading authority on mammals‚ and especially on the primate brain. He supported Thomas Henry Huxley in an important controversy with Richard Owen about the human brain‚ and eventually succeeded Owen as Director of the Natural History Museum.

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FORD‚ George Henry. 18552

FORD‚ George Henry.	18552	Autograph Letter Signed ‘G.H.Ford’‚ to Dr. Royle [Dr. J.Forbes Royle‚ the naturalist‚]‚ about the preparation of lithographs of the cotton plants in Royle’s book‚ requiring Royle to see the plate before Ford makes the necessary alterations‚ referring also to Ford’s “most successful beginning of the portrait of General Pollock [completed 1850]”. 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ minor blemishes only‚ in good condition. 54 Hatton Garden‚ undated [c.1850]. Uncommon. George Henry Ford (1808-1876)‚ South African natural history illustrator of exceptional merit who joined the British Museum in 1837. At first he portrayed animals and produced the plates in Sir Andrew Smith’s Illustrations of the Zoology of South Africa (1838-1847). Ford drew Smith's zoological specimens. He proved to be so proficient that in 1825 Smith recommended him to the newly founded South African Museum in Cape Town‚ and later seconded him to the 1834-36 "Expedition for Exploring Central Africa". A report on this expedition was "Illustrations of the zoology of South Africa‚ consisting chiefly of figures and descriptions of the objects of natural history collected during an expedition into the interior of South Africa‚ in the years 1834‚ 1835‚ and 1836‚ fitted out by The Cape of Good Hope Association for Exploring Central Africa‚ together with a summary of African zoology‚ and an inquiry into the geographical ranges of species in that quarter of the globe". Ford accompanied Smith to England in 1837. G. H. Ford is commemorated in the scientific name of a species of Hispaniolan snake‚ Epicrates fordii (Ford's boa).

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FRENCH‚ Field Marshal Sir John. 18503

FRENCH‚ Field Marshal Sir John.	18503	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs. Henniker‚ thanking her profusely for the book which kept him up half the night‚ “the most delightful book I’ve ever read”. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in fine condition. Government House‚ Farnborough‚ Hants.‚ 10 November 1907. Field Marshal Sir John Denron Pinkstone French (1852-1925)‚ 1st Earl of Ypres‚ commanded the British army on the Western Front 1914-1915.

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FROUDE‚ William. 18521

FROUDE‚ William.	18521	Autograph Letter Signed ‘W.Froude’‚ to J.B.Macaulay‚ thanking him for the copy of the Admiral’s memo [Admiral Moorsom]‚ discussing British Association Committee business‚ knowing now “how essential some new line of thought was as the old model would not fit in with facts”. 1 page 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition. With the remains of the envelope‚ and a newspaper obituary of Froude (Times 7 June 1879). Torquay‚ 6 January 1878. Uncommon. William Froude (1810 – 1879 in Simonstown‚ South Africa)‚ English engineer‚ hydrodynamicist and naval architect. He was the first to formulate reliable laws for the resistance that water offers to ships (such as the hull speed equation) and for predicting their stability. At Brunel's invitation Froude turned his attention to the stability of ships in a seaway and his 1861 paper to the Institution of Naval Architects became influential in ship design. This led to a commission to identify the most efficient hull shape‚ which he was able to fulfil by reference to scale models: he established a formula (now known as the Froude number) by which the results of small-scale tests could be used to predict the behaviour of full-sized hulls.

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GRAEVER‚ Madeleine Johnson. 18497

GRAEVER‚ Madeleine Johnson.	18497	Autograph Letter Signed‚ as Pianist by appointment to the Queen of the Netherlands‚ confirming the programme and other arrangements for a piano recital of Weber and Chopin. In French. 3 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ fine. 19 August [watermark 1863]. Uncommon. Madeleine Johnson Graever or Graver (born 1829)‚ concert pianist.

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HADFIELD‚ James. 18500

HADFIELD‚ James.	18500	Autograph Verse Signed ‘James Hadfield’‚ on the death of his pet bird “Killed October 3rd 1806”‚ beginning “The remains of little Dick my Partner dear ...” 1 page‚ oblong 4 x 7 inches‚ ruled in red. Bethlehem Hospital‚ undated. James Hadfield (1771/1772 – 1841) attempted regicide. After serving in the French wars‚ Hadfield became involved in a millennialist movement and came to believe that the Second Coming of Jesus Christ would be advanced if he himself were killed by the British government. He therefore resolved‚ in conspiracy with Bannister Truelock‚ to attempt the assassination of the King and bring about his own judicial execution. He attempted to assassinate George III in 1800 but was acquitted of attempted murder by reason of insanity. On the evening of 15 May 1800‚ at the Theatre Royal‚ Drury Lane‚ during the playing of the national anthem‚ Hadfield fired a pistol at the King standing in the royal box. Hadfield was detained in Bethlem Royal Hospital for the rest of his life‚ save for a short period when he escaped. He was recaptured at Dover attempting to flee to France and was briefly held at Newgate Prison before being transferred to the new insane asylum Bethlehem Hospital (or Bedlam‚ as it was known). He died there of tuberculosis in 1841. He used to supply these verses to the curious visitors to his cell.

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HALL‚ Robert. 18548

HALL‚ Robert.	18548	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Samuel Blackwell‚ Wilson Street‚ declining to take part “in the public proceedings of Princes Street”‚ citing “an extreme aversion to public speaking”. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ minor blemishes only‚ with the address panel. With a separate small portrait of Robert Hall. Undated. Robert Hall (1764–1831)‚ Baptist minister. Hall established a reputation ‘as perhaps the greatest pulpit orator of his time. With admirers including William Wilberforce‚ Lord Brougham‚ Sydney Smith‚ and several Anglican bishops‚ and accolades in well-known periodicals‚ Hall's oratory and writings did much to enhance the Baptists' standing.’ [DNB]

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HARRIS‚ John. 18550

HARRIS‚ John.	18550	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to J.W.Thompson‚ Southwold‚ explaining that his duties will take him to the North and then to the West of England‚ regretting he can not accept the invitation‚ concluding with “sincere desires for the prosperity of the Xtn Cause among you”. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition‚ with the address leaf. With a separate engraved portrait of Harris (foxing). Epsom‚ 19 April 1838. John Harris DD (1802 – 1856)‚ English Congregational minister‚ Christian essayist and author‚ became the first Principal of New College‚ St John’s Wood‚ London.

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HELLER‚ Stephen. 18480

HELLER‚ Stephen.	18480	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to “Lieber Maho” [Jacques Mayo‚ his publisher in Paris] about a music manuscript (of preludes) and the dispatch of copies to London and Leipzig. In German. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in fine condition‚ embossed SH. Dated on an accompanying note to Paris‚ February 1867. Stephen Heller (1813-1888)‚ Hungarian pianist‚ teacher and composer whose career spanned the period from Schumann to Bizet‚ and was an influence for later Romantic composers.

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JAELL‚ Marie. 18498

JAELL‚ Marie.	18498	Portrait Photograph by Walery of Paris‚ inscribed on the mount to the Comtesse de Berlaiment‚ and signed ‘Marie Jaëll’. Overall size 8 x 6 inches‚ light foxing to the mount‚ minor blemishes at the corners. Undated [c.1890?]. Marie (Trautmann) Jaëll (1846 –1925) ‚ French pianist‚ composer‚ and teacher. She was the first pianist to perform all the piano sonatas of Beethoven in Paris. She did scientific studies of hand techniques in piano playing and attempted to replace traditional drilling with systematic piano methods.

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JEKYLL‚ Gertrude. 18526

JEKYLL‚ Gertrude.	18526	Autograph Letter Signed ‘G.Jekyll’‚ to Mrs. Thring‚ sending her plant list‚ and offering to “send Iris Stylosa at 6d. each about the 3rd week in September.” A good one page example‚ 7 x 4 inches. Munstead Wood‚ Godalming‚ 22 August‚ undated. Gertrude Jekyll (1843–1932)‚ artist and garden designer.

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LATEY‚ John. 18485

LATEY‚ John.	18485	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Alderman Green (Frank Green‚ later Lord Mayor of London)‚ agreeing to publish some Irish verses. 3 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ folds. Penny Illustrated Paper‚ London‚ 23 May 1894. John Latey (1842-1902)‚ journalist and writer. Latey wrote parliamentary sketches for the ILN under the pseudonym 'The Silent Member'. He also wrote novels and translated Dumas and Paul Féval. Latey joined the Penny Illustrated Paper when it was started by William Ingram in 1861‚ and was the paper's art and literary editor until 1901. He co-edited the Boys Illustrated Newspaper with Captain Mayne Reid from 1881 to 1882‚ and was editor of The Sketch from 1899 to 1902.

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LIEBIG‚ Justus von. 18489

LIEBIG‚ Justus von.	18489	Autograph Letter Signed ‘J Liebig’‚ to J.Bass‚ M.P.‚ Burton on Trent‚ introducing Mr. Heinrich who wishes to see the Bass brewery‚ and “sending a new substitute for hops ...a product from the manufacture of quinine” and a good preservative. In English. 1 page 9 x 5½ inches‚ in good condition‚ one small tear repaired‚ traces of adhesive on verso only. Munich‚ 9 August 1869. Justus von Liebig (1803-1873)‚ a discoverer of chloroform‚ was a German chemist who made major contributions to agricultural and biological chemistry‚ and worked on the organization of organic chemistry. As a professor‚ he devised the modern laboratory-oriented teaching method‚ and for such innovations‚ he is regarded as one of the greatest chemistry teachers of all time. He is known as the "father of the fertilizer industry" for his discovery of nitrogen as an essential plant nutrient‚ and his formulation of the Law of the Minimum which described the effect of individual nutrients on crops.

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LINDLEY‚ John. 18504

LINDLEY‚ John.	18504	Autograph Letter Signed‚ sending answers to queries and hoping to visit his correspondent’s museum. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. Undated [watermark 1839]. John Lindley (1799-1865)‚ botanist‚ secretary to the Horticultural Society and professor of Botany at University College‚ London. His published works included Rosarum Monographia‚ a Botanical History of Roses (1830).

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LISTER‚ Joseph. 18488

LISTER‚ Joseph.	18488	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Joseph Lister’‚ to Dr. Bullock‚ thanking him for his telegram “which is a great relief”. A very good one page example 6 x 4 inches‚ black borders‚ integral blank leaf. 12 Park Crescent‚ Portland Place‚ 31 October 1896. Joseph Lister (1827-1912)‚ surgeon‚ whose work introduced the antiseptic system into modern surgery‚ and who developed a commercial serum therapy against diptheria. His correspondent is Dr W. Bullock‚ head of the Serum Department at the British (Jenner‚ and later Lister) Institute of Preventive Medicine (founded by Lister and others)‚ and subsequently Professor of Bacteriology at the London Hospital Medical School.

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LITTA‚ Paolo. 18486

LITTA‚ Paolo.	18486	Autograph Musical Quotation‚ for flute or hautbois‚ inscribed and signed ‘P.Litta’. 7 x 6 inches. Bruxelles‚ 9 June 1895. Uncommon. Paolo Litta (1871-1931)‚ composer of new forms of chamber music and of esoteric dance music such as La Déesse Nue‚ known also for his Sonata for Pianoforte and Violin in G Minor (1892).

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MANBY‚ George William. 18551

MANBY‚ George William.	18551	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Geo. W.Manby’‚ to Charles Manby‚ the civil engineer‚ asking him to enquire from Marshal Soult whether he was able to present G.W.Manby’s memorial to the King of the French‚ and whether there are any hopes of the King agreeing to National Humane society “for the saving of Sailors”‚ as Manby will be seeing Members of Parliament about this subject. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ with the address leaf‚ in good condition. Royal Barracks‚ 4 January 1839. George William Manby (1765-1854)‚ inventor of marine life-saving equipment. Manby was a schoolfellow of Nelson at Durham.

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MARSHALL‚ William Calder. 18535

MARSHALL‚ William Calder.	18535	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to A.Cooper R.A.‚ about whether a recent letter is genuine or not. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ with a separate small engraved portrait of Marshall. 6 Upper Belgrave Place‚ 28 March 1850. William Calder Marshall (1813-1894)‚ Scottish sculptor. In June 1864‚ Calder Marshall was commissioned to make an allegorical group representing Agriculture‚ one of the four representing various "skills" to be installed on the Albert Memorial. “The letter strikes me as having too much sawder [flattery] and too much of a composed look about it‚ to be altogether genuine.”

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MINTO‚ Mary‚ Countess of. 18514

MINTO‚ Mary‚ Countess of.	18514	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Mary Minto’‚ to “My dear Fitz” [Colonel the Hon. F.Elliot] in Edinburgh‚ offering sympathy in his anxiety (about Jock‚ a son wounded in the Boer War). 4 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ folded‚ in fine condition‚ with the original franked envelope (some surface soiling)‚ small wafer seal MM on verso‚ Edinburgh backstamp. Government House‚ Ottawa‚ Canada‚ 12 November [1900]. Mary Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound‚ Countess of Minto‚ wife of Gilbert John Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound‚ 4th Earl of Minto (1845-1914)‚ Governor General of Canada. “I think that in that splendid climate‚ & being young & strong‚ everything is in his favour... A whole fortnight having now elapsed since he was wounded is surely very good... Bertie is away shooting. We were dreadfully upset to see the news in the newspaper...”

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NICHOLS‚ John Bowyer. 18492

NICHOLS‚ John Bowyer.	18492	Autograph Letter Signed ‘J.B.Nichols’‚ reflecting on his correspondent’s “change of Prospects”‚ offering £5 for old friendship’s sake‚ referring to his father’s editorship of the Gentleman’s magazine. 3 pp. 8 x 7 inches‚ first page heavily toned‚ otherwise sound. 26 August 1822. John Bowyer Nichols (1779–1863)‚ English printer and antiquary. He had a part in the editorship of the Gentleman's Magazine‚ and contributed under the initials J. B. N.‚ or N. R. S. (the final letters of his name). He became the sole proprietor of the magazine in 1833. He superintended the passing through the press of major county histories. These included George Ormerod's Cheshire‚ Robert Clutterbuck's Hertfordshire‚ Robert Surtees's Durham‚ James Raine's North Durham‚ Colt Hoare's Wiltshire‚ Joseph Hunter's South Yorkshire‚ George Baker's Northamptonshire‚ Thomas Dunham Whitaker's Whalley and Craven‚ and George Lipscomb's Buckinghamshire. He left large printed and manuscript collections on English topography. His last literary undertaking was the completion (vol. vii. in 1848 and vol. viii. in 1856) of his father's Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century‚ the sequel to the Literary Anecdotes.

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PROUD‚ Edward. 18523

PROUD‚ Edward.	18523	History of the Indian Army Postal Service. 3 Vols. [1854-1947] Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 3 Volumes‚ Volume 1:1854-1913 480pp‚ line drawings and a few b&w photographs‚ Volume 2: 1914-1931 291pp with line drawings and b&w photographs. Volume 3: 1931-1947. 686pp. Illustrated with line drawings and a few b&w photographs. Original cloth boards (spines faded). Undated.

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RAGLAN‚ Fitzroy Somerset‚ Lord. 18545

RAGLAN‚ Fitzroy Somerset‚ Lord.	18545	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Raglan’‚ to General Yorke‚ about the appointment of an officer from the Buffs to the cavalry‚ and suggesting Lieutenant Macneill‚ son of the eminent civil engineer‚ to fill that vacancy. 1½ pages 9 x 7 inches‚ in fine condition‚ stamp of the Commander in Chief’s Office. Before Sevastopol‚ 27 November 1854. A rare letter from “Before Sevastopol” (found among the papers of Field Marshal Sir Charles Yorke (1790-1880))‚ written by Lord Raglan (1788-1855)‚ commander in chief of the army in the Crimea‚ a few weeks after the Battles of Balaclava and Inkerman. “Lieut. Macneill has been doing duty with the 13th Lt Dragoons and he is a promising youth. He is the son of the eminent Civil Engineer Sir John Macneill who enjoys a high reputation in Ireland and who has urged Sir John Burgoyne with who he has had much influence in publick matters to beg me to bring the case before the General Commanding in Chief which I have great pleasure in doing.”

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RAWLINSON‚ Sir Henry Creswicke. 18509

RAWLINSON‚ Sir Henry Creswicke.	18509	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs. Ford‚ explaining that tonight he has to speak at a meeting of the Geographical Society “on the Geography of Central Asia”. 2 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. 11 March 1867. “What strange devices you have on your note paper!” Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson (1810-1895)‚ Assyriologist‚ continued the excavations begun by Layard. He became British minister in Persia (1859-60).

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ROSA‚ Carl. 18478

ROSA‚ Carl.	18478	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Samuel‚ about his success in Dublin with the opera Piccolino‚ hoping for the same when it transfers to London. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. Gaite Theatre‚ Dublin‚ 16 January 1879. “The Opera here is a hit ... The first act with the song out is a decided[?] improvement and Opera now finishes 11.27.” Carl Rosa (1842-1889)‚ opera manager. Carl Rosa Opera Company - Britain’s Oldest Touring Opera Company - is still in existence‚ performing high quality opera productions including Gilbert and Sullivan. Piccolino‚ composed by Ernest Guiraud‚ first performed in Paris in 1876‚ had its first performance in the British Isles at the Gaiety Theatre‚ Dublin‚ on 4 January 1879.

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RUSSELL‚ Sir William Howard. 18483

RUSSELL‚ Sir William Howard.	18483	Envelope only‚ addressed by Russell to J.G.Romaine Esqre‚ H.M. Judge Advocate to the Forces‚ Head Quarters Camp. Signed ‘W.H.Russell‚ Times’. 3 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Crimea‚ undated. Scarce local mail in the Crimea. Sir William Howard Russell (1821-1907)‚ the famous special correspondent who reported the sufferings of the soldiers in the Crimean War. Although addressed to J.G.Romaine‚ the likely correspondent is William Govett Romaine (1815-1893)‚ Deputy Judge Advocate to the Army in the Crimea.

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RUSSELL‚ Sir William Howard. 18484

RUSSELL‚ Sir William Howard.	18484	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Marston‚ asking him to send ten volumes of The Army & Navy Gazette to Mr. Laird Clowes (author of The Royal Navy‚ in 7 volumes)‚ to arrange for their return “& the subsequent supplies as needed”. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. 202‚ Cromwell Road‚ 1 December 1900. Sir William Howard Russell (1821-1907)‚ the famous special correspondent who reported the sufferings of the soldiers in the Crimean War.

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SACHER-MASOCH‚ Leopold von. 18487

SACHER-MASOCH‚ Leopold von.	18487	Autograph Sentiment Signed ‘Sacher Masoch’‚ in German‚ translating as: “Nature is not only never ugly‚ it is also never immoral.” 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ headed writing paper‚ paperclip indentation‚ in very good clean condition‚ integral blank leaf. Leipzig‚ 24 April 1886. Leopold Ritter von Sacher-Masoch (1836 – 1895)‚ Austrian writer and journalist‚ who gained renown for his romantic stories of Galician life‚ and the author of Venus In Furs (1869). The term masochism is derived from his name. The term masochism was invented in 1886 by the Austrian psychiatrist Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing in his seminal work‚ Psychopathia Sexualis.

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SACKVILLE-WEST‚ Vita. 18495

SACKVILLE-WEST‚ Vita.	18495	Typed Letter Signed ‘V.Sackville-West’‚ to Mrs. Ashbee‚ thanking her for her letter about All Passion Spent‚ and discussing the characters of Lady Slane and the “disagreeable” children. 1 page 8 x 5 inches‚ rusty paperclip mark (causing two small holes) upper left‚ folds. Headed writing paper of Sissinghurst Castle. Sissinghurst Castle‚ Kent‚ 5 November 1947. Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962)‚ author. “I don’t think Lady Slane coud be too old at 87 because I had in mind an old lady who was even older than that and quite as enterprising. As to the children I did try to correct the balance with Edith and Kay! If they had not been odious I think you would not have got the contrast with their delightful mother.”

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SCHIRA‚ Francesco. 18538

SCHIRA‚ Francesco.	18538	Autograph Letter Signed‚ asking Mr. Lonsdale to send a few songs to the Countess of Lichfield‚ indicating the vocal range. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ fine. 1 August 1872. Francesco Schira (1809-1883)‚ composer‚ born in Malta. His operas included Elena e malvina‚ Kenilworth‚ The Orphan of Geneva.

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SPENCE‚ William. 18539

SPENCE‚ William.	18539	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs. Chambers‚ arranging a tea party with the Lawsons and Professor Anstead‚ extending an invitation‚ and hoping for a “full account of your Swiss adventures”. 4 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ fine. 18 Lower Seymour Street‚ 26 September‚ no year given. William Spence (c.1783 – 1860)‚ economist and entomologist. He became interested in entomology when he was 22 and immediately began a correspondence with leading entomologist William Kirby. Together they wrote Introduction to Entomology‚ published in four volumes between 1815 and 1826‚ the first popular book on entomology in English. Spence also published some 20 notes on entomology. In 1822‚ he also published Tracts on Political Economy Viz. 1. Britain Independent of Commerce; 2. Agriculture the Source of Wealth; 3. The Objections Against the Corn Bill Refuted; 4. Speech on the East India Trade. With Prefatory Remarks on the Causes and Cure of Our Present Distresses as Originating from Neglect of Principles Laid Down in These Works (London: Hurst‚ Rees‚ Orme and Brown‚ 1822).

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STEADMAN‚ William. 18549

STEADMAN‚ William.	18549	A long Autograph Letter Signed ‘W.Steadman’‚ to the Rev. Joseph Kinghorn‚ Norwich‚ incorporating a two page printed Prospectus for Bradford Academy requesting Subscriptions‚ giving him the recent Committee decisions about the admission of Mr. Edge‚ drawing his attention to the prospectus‚ saying that despite the many uncertainties‚ “our congregation was I think never better‚ nor our prayer meetings better attended”. 1 page 10 x 8 inches‚ in good condition‚ with the address panel (torn at seal opening). Horton‚ 27 December 1827. William Steadman (1766-1832)‚ the famous President of the Baptist Academy‚ Bradford. Setadman belonged to a heroic age of itinerant preaching‚ during which the Particular Baptists emerged from their eighteenth-century introspection into vigorous expansion.[Evangelical Times] “I nearly stand alone; all who had been accustomed to stand by me being either dead or so changed as to afford me little support. If however the preceeding application succeed I still hope we shall be able to go on‚ and support at least 20 students‚ which is‚ or rather in a week or two‚ will be our present number. We have premises capable of receiving 28 or even 30‚ and should be glad if our resources would admit of such a number.”

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STOKES‚ Charles. 18505

STOKES‚ Charles.	18505	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Dr. Royle‚ asking for information on “Amsuli Kotel which the Indian Ladies use for lip salve”. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ with the address leaf (a few traces of former mounting). Verulam Buildings‚ 4 March 1837. Charles Stokes (1784-1853)‚ amateur scientist‚ collector‚ stockbroker‚ had a large and distinguished acquaintance across the arts and sciences. His clients included Charles Darwin‚ John Ruskin and J.M.W.Turner. He had become acquainted with Darwin before the latter embarked in 1831 on the voyage in HMS Beagle which made his name‚ and had asked him to collect information on Fungia‚ a genus of coral.

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SWANWICK‚ Harold 18517

SWANWICK‚ Harold	18517	Autograph Letter Signed‚ looking forward to visiting his correspondent in London “and seeing my picture on your walls and also your collection”. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ fine. Derby Haven‚ Isle of Man‚ 14 July 1897. Harold Swanwick (1866-1929)‚ well known painter of landscapes and coastal subjects in both oil and watercolour. During his early career Swanwick painted extensively in North Wales‚ the Isle of Man‚ southern Europe and North Africa.

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THOMAS‚ Arthur Goring. 18541

THOMAS‚ Arthur Goring.	18541	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Boosey of the music publishers‚ discussing when Miss Santley can “sing the songs to you”‚ whether Mr. Lloyd should play for her‚ and other arrangements. 2 pp.7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ lightly tipped at upper left corner on to an old album page. 40 Eccleston Square [London]‚ undated. Uncommon. Arthur Goring Thomas (1850 – 1892)‚ English composer of operas and songs.

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TYNDALL‚ John. 18482

TYNDALL‚ John.	18482	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Bartlett James‚ asking him to call at the Royal Institution. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. Royal Institution‚ 1 January 1868‚ “I lecture here from 3 to 4 and if you & your two young friends would care to look in at the lecture‚ the showing of this note to the porter will admit you.” John Tyndall (1820-1893)‚ scientist‚ mountaineer‚ author of the classic The Glaciers Of The Alps (1860). His initial scientific fame arose in the 1850s from his study of diamagnetism‚ which led to his appointment as successor to Michael Faraday at the Royal Institution in 1862.

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VICTORIA CROSS. Clement Walker Heneage‚ 8th Hussars‚ Indian Mutiny V.C. 18491

VICTORIA CROSS. Clement Walker Heneage‚ 8th Hussars‚ Indian Mutiny V.C.	18491	An original Autograph Letter Signed ‘Clement’‚ to his sister Alice Heneage in Compton Basset‚ Calne‚ while on active service in India after the Mutiny‚ about the slow mails from Suez‚ acquaintances‚ hoping Ted will like Eton‚ the opening of the railway from Calcutta to Delhi‚ and the fortunes of the great Bombay cotton merchants. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine‚ with the original envelope‚ sent via Marseilles‚ bearing QV 1856-64 issue of 2 and 4 Annas (with defects)‚ smudged boxed India Paid. Meerut‚ India‚ 3 November 1862. Major Clement Walker Heneage VC (1831-1901) rode in the Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava. On 17 June 1858 at Gwalior‚ during the Indian Mutiny‚ Captain Heneage - together with Sergeant Joseph Ward‚ Farrier George Hollis and Private John Pearson - was in a charge made by a squadron of the 8th Hussars. His citation reads: 8th Hussars‚ Captain (now Brevet-Major) Clement Walker Heneage .... the gallant charge made by a squadron of the Regiment at Gwalior‚ on the 17th of June‚ 1858‚ when‚ supported by a division of the Bombay Horse Artillery‚ and Her Majesty's 95th Regiment‚ they routed the enemy‚ who were advancing against Brigadier Smith's position‚ charged through the rebel camp into two batteries‚ capturing and bringing into their camp two of the enemy's guns‚ under a heavy and converging fire from the Fort and Town. (Field Force Orders by Major-General Sir Hugh Henry Rose‚ G.C.B.‚ Commanding Central India Field Force‚ dated Camp‚ Gwalior‚ 28th June‚ 1858.). He is buried in St Swithin's churchyard‚ Compton Bassett.

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VICTORIA‚ Queen. 18506

VICTORIA‚ Queen.	18506	Autograph Letter in the third person (”The Queen has recd. Mr. Royle’s letter...”)‚ to Arnold Royle (Surgeon in Ordinary to HRH Prince Leopold)‚ about the health of Prince Leopold‚ returning “the Extract” so that he can make notes about it‚ saying that she has spoken to Prince Leopold who promises to be guided by Royle‚ asking Royle to repeat this to Captain Waller. 2 full pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ monogrammed mourning stationery‚ integral blank leaf‚ in superb condition. Osborne‚ 26 August 1879. “It blows so hard that it wd. be as well to stop at Yarmouth.” Queen Victoria (reigned 1837-1901). Her youngest son‚ Prince Leopold‚ Duke of Albany (1853-1884) suffered from haemophilia and epilepsy from childhood‚ and his ill-health was a constant grave concern to his mother. The Queen attempted to limit Prince Leopold’s freedom to act independently. Arnold Royle‚ who was the Prince’s personal physician from 1876 until the Prince’s death in 1884‚ found himself caught between his strong-willed patient‚ determined to lead an active life‚ and his equally strong-willed mother.

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WATERLOO. Captain James Frederick Love‚ 52nd. Foot. 18494

WATERLOO. Captain James Frederick Love‚ 52nd. Foot.	18494	Autograph Letter Signed as Major-General and Lieutenant Governor of Jersey‚ sending his autograph. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. Government House‚ Jersey‚ 5 December 1853. Captain James Frederick Love‚ 52nd. Foot‚ afterwards General Sir James Love‚ served in Sweden‚ Spain‚ Portugal and America‚ and received four severe wounds at the Battle of Waterloo.

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WESTALL‚ Richard. 18536

WESTALL‚ Richard.	18536	Autograph Letter Signed ‘R.Westall’‚ to Martin Colnaghi‚ clarifying Westall’s account‚ asking for deductions made from the selling prices‚ asking in particular for an account of income from the “sale of the print of Miss Fanny Ayton”. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition‚ with the address leaf. Norfolk Place‚ 25 November 1825. “There was an additional print of the Hannibal‚ sent to you in a Frame‚ which I beg to have returned by the bearer.” A good letter by Richard Westall (1765-1836)‚ historical painter‚ illustrator of portraits‚ historical and literary subjects‚known for his portraits of Byron. Fanny Ayton (1806 – after 1833) was an English soprano known for her operatic performances in London in the late 1820s.

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WOLLASTON‚ William Hyde. 18501

WOLLASTON‚ William Hyde.	18501	Autograph Letter in the third person: “Dr. Wollaston is sorry that he cannot have the pleasure of waiting upon Capt & Mrs Beaufort on Tuesday next being otherwise engaged.” 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ light creasing. 14 Buckingham Street‚ Fitzroy Square‚ Thursday evening‚ 16th [undated]. William Hyde Wollaston (1766–1828)‚ chemist‚ physicist‚ and physiologist. Wollaston is remembered for his outstanding achievement of preparing platinum in a malleable form. Outside the metallurgy of platinum and related metals‚ some of Wollaston's most important work was in crystallography. He was also involved in the contemporary debates about atomic theory. Wollaston lived at this address between 1801 and 1825.

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WYLD‚ William. 18479

WYLD‚ William.	18479	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Harry S.Samuel‚ about the dispatch of the two drawings‚ their insurance and Customs declaration‚ saying he has added a few autographs‚ “such as I could lay my hands on”‚ for his correspondent’s collection. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ folds‚ in very good condition. Rue Blanche 45‚ Paris‚ 20 July 1870. Uncommon. William Wyld (1806-1889)‚ English painter‚ under Vernet’s patronage‚ received many commissions for orientalist paintings. In 1851 his admirer Queen Victoria commissioned paintings of Liverpool and Manchester to celebrate her visit there‚ which remain in the Royal Collection along with examples of his orientalist works. His View of Manchester has become an iconic image of the 19th-century Cottonopolis.

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