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ALBEMARLE‚ George Keppel‚ Earl of. Commander of the Expedition to Havana‚ 1762 18260

ALBEMARLE‚ George Keppel‚ Earl of. Commander of the Expedition to Havana‚ 1762	18260	The original Commission‚ signed ‘Albemarle’ by George Earl of Albemarle‚ Commander in Chief of a Secret Expedition‚ countersigned by Captain John Hale‚ appointing Captain Philip Skene to be “Town Major to the Havana”. Vellum‚ 15 x 9½ inches‚ folds‚ in very good clean condition. With Albemarle’s blind-stamped wafer seal affixed upper left. Havana [Cuba]‚ 14 August 1762. General George Keppel‚ 3rd Earl of Albemarle (1724 – 1772) captured Havana in 1762 during the Seven Years' War. On 13 August 1762‚ the capitulation of Havana was signed. On 14 August the British entered the city. Philip Wharton Skene (1725 –1810) was a Scottish officer in the British army‚ New York state "patroon"‚ and a figure in the Saratoga campaign of the American Revolution. He enlisted in the British army in 1739 and saw much action: the Battle of Porto Bello (1739)‚ the Battle of Cartagena de Indias (1741)‚ the Battle of Fontenoy (1745)‚ and the Battle of Culloden (1746). In 1756 he arrived in the British colonies in North America. In February 1757 he was promoted to the command of a company in the 27th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Foot. He was wounded in Lord Howe's 1758 attack on Fort Ticonderoga. With the encouragement of Lord Amherst he started a small settlement at the head of Lake Champlain‚ purchasing land in the area. In 1762 Skene was sent to the Caribbean and took part in the capture of Havana‚ being the first through the breach into Morro Castle. sold his commission in 1769. In 1770 he became a resident of his new community. Over the next 5 years he made many improvements to his property‚ such as a road to Salem‚ New York and on to Bennington known as "Skene's Road". He built mills‚ storehouses‚ and boats‚ including the schooner Katherine that later became the USS Liberty when seized by the patriots. See Wikipedia and other sources for his service with Burgoyne and his later biography.

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AMARI‚ Michele. 18225

AMARI‚ Michele.	18225	Autograph Letter Signed‚ as Italy’s first minister of public instruction. In Italian‚ in need of translation. A good one page example‚ 8 x 5 inches. 4 June 1863. Michele Amari (1806 – 1889)‚ Italian patriot‚ orientalist and historian of Sicily‚ particularly the Sicilian Vespers. he was also a translator of medieval Arabic manuscripts.

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AUSTIN‚ David. 18230

AUSTIN‚ David.	18230	Autograph Letter Signed ‘D.Austin’‚ to the Revd. Benjamin Thumbul‚ wishing him “Success in every Ministerial duty”‚ saying Dr. Livingston‚ now “gone on a little Visit up the North River” is pleased with the plan‚ etc. 1 page 9 x 4 inches‚ apparently complete‚ but the right margin is cut close irregularly‚ with a large section of the address leaf [”Revd. Benja. Thumbul.”]. Docketed as received 27 November 1790. E. Town [Elizabeth‚ New Jersey]‚ 8 November 1790 David Austin (1759-1831)‚ American Congregational clergyman‚ known for his preaching and writing on the Millennium. In 1788 he became pastor of The Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth‚ New Jersey. He embarked on many publishing ventures‚ including The American Preacher‚ containing sermons of living theologians without discriminating by denomination. The first three volumes appeared in 1791 and the fourth in 1793. By 1791 he had become interested in the study of prophecy‚ remaining convinced that the millennium was imminent.

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BABBAGE‚ Charles. 18228

BABBAGE‚ Charles.	18228	Autograph Letter Signed ‘C.Babbage’‚ to Mrs. Robinson‚ leaving for her a copy of “the work of Newman on the Soul”‚ saying he likes “some of the doctrines and also the author”. 2 pp. 3 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ with the integral blank leaf. Dorset Street‚ 15 January 1858. “Some [of the doctrines] I do not understand or perhaps they cannot be understood but only felt. If this is the case they must be a kind of modified inspiration.” Entirely in the hand of Charles Babbage (1792-1871)‚ mathematician‚ inventor of the calculating machine still preserved in the Science Museum‚ London. The reference is probably to ‘The Soul‚ Her Sorrows & Aspirations’ (1849)‚ by Francis William Newman (1805-1897)‚ scholar and writer‚ younger brother of Cardinal Newman.

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BABBAGE‚ Charles. 18229

BABBAGE‚ Charles.	18229	Autograph Note in the third person: “Mr Babbage will have much pleasure in dining with Sir Benjamin and Lady Hawes on Wednesday 18 June.” 5 x 3 inches‚ in good condition. Dorset Street‚ 1 June 1856. Entirely in the hand of Charles Babbage (1792-1871)‚ mathematician‚ inventor of the calculating machine still preserved in the Science Museum‚ London. Sir Benjamin Hawes (1797-1862)‚ the brother-in-law of I.K.Brunel. In 1842‚ in the House of Commons‚ it was Hawes alone who spoke in support of the building of Babbage’s Difference Engine‚ after the Government had abandoned the project. It was with Hawes that Babbage conferred while preparing a letter to Lord Derby‚ then Prime Minister‚ about the possibilities of building an Analytical Engine. Sophia Hawes‚ the wife of Sir Benjamin Hawes‚ was the daughter of Marc Isambard Brunel.

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BERMUDA. Military Warrant for Payment‚ 1826. 18174

BERMUDA. Military Warrant for Payment‚ 1826.	18174 Printed Warrant‚ signed by Lt. Colonel Herries‚ 96 Regt.‚ Commanding the Forces‚ addressed to I.Saumarez Dobree‚ Deputy Commissary-General to the Forces‚ instructing him to pay £18:8:4 to J.Downie “as Foreman of Government Tanks”. 1 page 12 x 8 inches‚ minor tears‚ upper and lower edges ragged‚ otherwise of good appearance. Given under my Hand at Bermuda‚ 24 February 1826. Rare Bermuda local printing. The 96th Foot embarked for Halifax‚ Nova Scotia in summer 1824‚ transferred to Bermuda in 1825 and then returned to Halifax in 1828. Lieutenant-Colonel John Herries (d.1832).

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BERTRAND DE MOLLEVILLE‚ Antoine François. 18175

BERTRAND DE MOLLEVILLE‚ Antoine François.	18175 Autograph Letter Signed‚ interested in his correspondent’s manuscript‚ doubting whether many copies would e sold if published in France‚ discussing the possibility of an English translation‚ predicting low sales among the emigres‚ etc. In French. 1 page 8 x 6 inches‚ toned overall‚ edges a little ragged. London‚ 3 April 1796. Comte Antoine François Bertrand de Molleville (1744-1818)‚ French politician. He was considered a fiery partisan of royalty‚ and surnamed the enfant terrible of the monarchy. He was first conseiller to the Parlement de Toulouse in 1766‚ then maîtres des requêtes in 1774 and finally Intendant de Bretagne‚ in 1784. Bertrand de Molleville was then charged in 1788 with the difficult task of dissolving the Parliament of Brittany. Favourable to the gathering of the estates general in 1789‚ he advised Louis XVI after the dissolution of the Assemblée. Made ministre de la Marine et des Colonies from 1790 to 1792‚ he organised the mass emigration of officers. Due to numerous denunciations‚ he retired from his functions and became chief of the royal secret police. Before and after the 10 August 1792‚ he tried to organise an escape for the king‚ but he was eventually forced to resolve to flee to England himself.

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BORWICK‚ Leonard. 18251

BORWICK‚ Leonard.	18251	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Leonard Borwick’‚ agreeing to play at a charitable concert for a fee of ten guineas. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4 inches‚ paper lightly toned‚ closed filing hole. Glenthorne‚ Stanmore‚ 11 March‚ no year given. Leonard Borwick (1868 –1925)‚ English concert pianist especially associated with the music of Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms.

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BUCHANAN‚ Isaac. 18236

BUCHANAN‚ Isaac.	18236	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to the Hon. C.D.Archibald in New York‚ commenting on his correspondent’s brochure and the relations between Canada and the United States‚ the likely consequences of Canadian independence for British colonies‚ “the incalculable value of the St. Lawrence”‚ etc. 4 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition. Hamilton [Canada]‚ 27 September 1864. Isaac Buchanan (1810-1883)‚ Canadian politician and businessman. He was also an international merchant‚ first president of the Hamilton Club‚ founder of Hamilton and Toronto boards of trade - forerunners to modern chambers of commerce - and founder of the regiment that later became the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry.

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BULL‚ René. 18205

BULL‚ René.	18205	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to a tradesman‚ discussing wall papers and home repairs. 2 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. 174B Hammersmith Road‚ 23 March 1911. René Bull (1872-1942)‚ illustrator and photographer. In 1896 Bull joined Black and White illustrated newspaper as a special artist and photographer. In 1898‚ he covered the Tirah Campaign in India and went on to Sudan for the campaign culminating in the Battle of Omdurman. He went to South Africa to record the Boer War until the relief of Ladysmith in March 1900. From 1905 he illustrated books‚ starting with an edition of Fontaine's 'Fables'. Other major titles he illustrated included The Arabian Nights (1912)‚ Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (1913)‚ The Russian Ballet (1913)‚ Carmen (1915)‚ Andersen's Fairy Tales.

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BULL‚ René. 18206

BULL‚ René.	18206	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Lady Wright‚ apologising for taking her matchbox away by mistake. A good one page example‚ 6 x 4 inches‚ mounted on part album page. 174B Hammersmith Road‚ 24 June 1908. René Bull (1872-1942)‚ illustrator and photographer. In 1896 Bull joined Black and White illustrated newspaper as a special artist and photographer. In 1898‚ he covered the Tirah Campaign in India and went on to Sudan for the campaign culminating in the Battle of Omdurman. He went to South Africa to record the Boer War until the relief of Ladysmith in March 1900. From 1905 he illustrated books‚ starting with an edition of Fontaine's 'Fables'. Other major titles he illustrated included The Arabian Nights (1912)‚ Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (1913)‚ The Russian Ballet (1913)‚ Carmen (1915)‚ Andersen's Fairy Tales.

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CARLISLE‚ Rosalind‚ Countess of. 18254

CARLISLE‚ Rosalind‚ Countess of.	18254	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Rosalind Carlisle’‚ to Mrs. Watson‚ about assisting the Newcastle Invalid Loan Society‚ hoping to provide next year “a few beds at the disposal of women in Newcastle or other big towns who are not ill‚ but who are weak & tired & who want rest”. 4 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ fine. Naworth Castle‚ Cumberland‚ 2 June 1890. Rosalind Frances Howard‚ Countess of Carlisle (née Stanley; 1845 – 1921)‚ known as The Radical Countess‚ was a promoter of women's political rights and temperance movement activist.

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CATLIN‚ George. 18223

CATLIN‚ George.	18223	Autograph Letter Signed “In greatest haste‚ yours truly‚ G.Catlin”‚ to his lithographer McGahey in Liverpool‚ in answer to McGahey’s note‚ stating that “I shall want the maps that are struck off‚ and wish you to forward them on rect. of this‚ without delay. Send them in a roll”‚ adding that he will be in Liverpool in a few days. 1 page‚ with a few words and signature overleaf‚ 7 x 4 inches‚ with the integral address leaf (worn and dusty): “McGahey‚ Lithographer‚ 48 Castle Street‚ Liverpool.’ London‚ Thursday Morning‚ Liverpool receiving postmark 23 August 1849. George Catlin (1796 – 1872)‚ American painter‚ author‚ and traveller‚ who specialized in portraits of Native Americans in the Old West. In 1841 Catlin published Manners‚ Customs‚ and Condition of the North American Indians‚ in two volumes‚ with approximately 300 engravings. Three years later he published 25 plates‚ entitled Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio‚ and‚ in 1848‚ Eight Years' Travels and Residence in Europe. The English lithographic artist John McGahey drew many of Catlin's images on stone for publication.

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CHEVIGNE‚ Lous‚ Comte de. 18177

CHEVIGNE‚ Lous‚ Comte de.	18177	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to M.Muller in Reims‚ about the Te Deum and loyal address to the Emperor and Empress (following Orsini’s assassination attempt on 14 January)‚ travel difficulties‚ etc. In French. 3 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition‚ franked address panel‚ a few blemishes only. Paris‚ 21 January 1858. Louis Marie Joseph‚ comte de Chevigné (1793-1876)‚ French poet.

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CHRISTISON‚ Robert. 18234

CHRISTISON‚ Robert.	18234	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs. Royle (wife of John Forbes Royle‚ the botanist)‚ sending her the Laws of “our Botanical Society”‚ discussing the contributions of Lady Members‚ offering to propose her for membership‚ and feeding her “appetite for Autographs” by sending her an illegible letter by Dr. Chalmers‚ Professor of Divinity. 2 pp. 7 x 5 inches‚ blemishes at centre fold where formerly mounted in an album‚ otherwise good. Edinburgh‚ 30 June 1842. Sir Robert Christison (1797-1882)‚ Scottish toxicologist and physician. By his laboratory research‚ by his writings‚ by his collections of botanical specimens‚ Professor Christison became recognised as a world authority on therapeutics‚ on the manufacture of drugs‚ and on their presentation to patients. “I forgot to mention in my letter to Dr. Royle‚ that he gave me as the Chinese tea fruit what is certainly the fruit of a Euphorbiaceous plant !! Beg him to look again at his specimen at the India-House‚ and say whether I am not right.”

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CONSTANT‚ Benjamin. 18172

CONSTANT‚ Benjamin.	18172	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Benj. Constant’‚ asking his correspondent to permit the picture ‘Vente d’un Caftan’ to be photographed. In French. 2 pp. 6 x 4 inches. Paris‚ 26 July 1879. Benjamin Constant (1845-1902)‚ French painter. His picture La Vente d’un Caftan was chosen for the cover of L’Illustration Journal Universel in 1892.

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COSTELLO‚ Louisa Stuart. 18187

COSTELLO‚ Louisa Stuart.	18187	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Miss Bentley‚ hoping to arrange Miss Bentley’s visit‚ suggesting suitable days‚ having received no reply‚ although “I feared a note would come while I was at Kensington Palace where I have been till yesterday”. 4 pp. 4 x 3 inches‚ in very good condition. 13 Keppel Street‚ Russell Square‚ undated. Louisa Stuart Costello (1799-1870)‚ Irish author and miniature painter. “Friday is a day at the British Museum‚ if you would like to spend an hour there as we are so close.”

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CROFTS‚ Ernest. 18248

CROFTS‚ Ernest.	18248	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to E.W.Cooke R.A.‚ accepting an invitation to dine‚ and providing train times. 2 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ fine. 16 Adam Street‚ Manchester Square‚ 2 May 1879. Ernest Crofts (1847-1911) was one of the leading military-historical painters of the late Victorian and Edwardian periods‚ exhibiting well over forty paintings at the Royal Academy and numerous scenes at other exhibitions depicting soldiers in battle or on campaign.

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DAHN‚ Felix. 18186

DAHN‚ Felix.	18186	His printed visiting card‚ signed and inscribed by him:” 'Das hochste gut des Mannes ist sein Volk' ['The highest good of man is his nation]. Felix Dahn”. 2½ x 3½ inches‚ in good condition‚ a few marks. Breslau‚ undated. Felix Dahn (1834-1912)‚ German nationalist and poet.

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DESBORDES-VALMORE‚ Marceline. 18179

DESBORDES-VALMORE‚ Marceline.	18179	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Marceline Valmore’‚ to an unknown recipient‚ offering “at swordpoint” [trans.] tickets for seats in a theatre box‚ at no charge‚ humorously commenting on her correspondent’s good fortune. In French. 1 page 8 x 5 inches‚ fine‚ with integral blank leaf. 27 April‚ no year given. Rare.Marceline Desbordes-Valmore (1786 – 1859)‚ French poet and novelist. She published Élégies et Romances‚ her first poetic work‚ in 1819. In 1821 she published the narrative work Veillées des Antilles. It includes the novella Sarah‚ an important contribution to the genre of slave stories in France. Marceline appeared as an actress and singer in Douai‚ Rouen‚ the Opéra-Comique in Paris‚ and the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels‚ where she notably played Rosine in Beaumarchais's Le Barbier de Séville. She retired from the stage in 1823.

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DILLON‚ Frank. 18214

DILLON‚ Frank.	18214	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Frank Dillon’‚ to Henry Mogford‚ the art exhibition organiser‚ leaving a picture in his care for the summer exhibition‚ referring to another picture in the British Institution‚ promised to the Manchester annual exhibition‚ but which‚ if unsold‚ will be sent to Mogford. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ a couple of very light stains‚ in good condition. 3 Montague Place‚ Russell Square‚ 27 April 1857. Uncommon. Frank Dillon (1823-1909)‚ landscape painter. He travelled much and as early as 1850 published ‘Sketches in the Island of Madeira’. He visited Egypt first in 1854 and many of his pictures were the outcome of his visits to that country. He took a keen interest in the preservation of the Arab monuments of Cairo‚ and was active in opposition to the destruction of Philae. Dillon painted four Egyptian pictures for the Khedive of Egypt. He spent a year in Japan‚ 1876-77.

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DISRAELI‚ Benjamin. 18245

DISRAELI‚ Benjamin.	18245	Autograph Envelope Signed ‘Beaconsfield’‚ addressed by Disraeli to “Her Royal Highness The Princess Mary Duchess of Teck”. Envelope 3 x 5 inches‚ black borders‚ embossed crest on flap‚ opened roughly but in good condition‚ black wax seal of the First Lord of the Treasury on verso. Undated. Benjamin Disraeli‚ Earl of Beaconsfield (1804-81)‚ Prime Minister 1868‚ 1874-80.

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DRESSER‚ Henry Eeles. 18190

DRESSER‚ Henry Eeles.	18190	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Robert Read‚ on his return from a zoological congress in Berlin‚ catching up with arrears of natural history work‚ hoping to be invited to see his correspondent’s egg collection. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ occasional light foxing only. 28 Queensborough Terrace‚ 3 September 1901. Uncommon. Henry Eeles Dresser (1838-1915)‚ ornithologist and traveller. Through the 1860s‚ Dresser travelled widely through Europe and was twice in New Brunswick at his father's sawmill. He sought out ornithologists with whom he could exchange birds and eggs. In 1863‚ during the American Civil War‚ he travelled to Texas via the Rio Grande on behalf of Liverpool and Manchester businessmen‚ taking a cargo of blankets‚ quinine and other goods in short supply to be sold and purchased raw cotton with the proceeds. During his time in Texas from June 1863– July 1864 Dresser made a collection of around 400 bird skins from southern Texas. His notes from his time in Texas‚ published in The Ibis (1865–66) are a leading source of information for the period and include mention of several interesting birds including the extinct (or almost extinct) ivory-billed woodpecker‚ the almost extinct Eskimo curlew and the endangered whooping crane. Dresser was the author of more than 100 scientific papers on birds‚ mostly concerned with geographical distribution‚ descriptions of new species and illustrated the eggs of many species for the first time. His Manual of Palaearctic Birds (1902) was an important contribution to the delimitation of the ranges of Palaearctic birds. Dresser produced some of the last folio works on birds‚ notably A History of the Birds of Europe (1871–1881‚ supplement issued in 1895–96)‚ begun with Richard Bowdler Sharpe. This was complemented by The Eggs of the Birds of Europe (issued 1905–1910) and monographs on bee-eaters (1884–86) and rollers (1893).

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DUNCAN‚ Edward. 18204

DUNCAN‚ Edward.	18204	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to E.W.Cooke R.A.‚ about a drawing sent by railway‚ mentioning the forthcoming exhibition of the Watercolour Society. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ fine. 36 Upper Park Road‚ Hampstead‚ 30 November 1879. Edward Duncan (1803–1882)‚ painter‚ known for his watercolours of coastal views and shipping.

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ERNEST AUGUSTUS‚ Duke of Cumberland‚ King of Hanover. 18220

ERNEST AUGUSTUS‚ Duke of Cumberland‚ King of Hanover.	18220	Original envelope‚ addressed by the King “To His Grace The Duke of Buckingham and Chandos”‚ signed lower left. Complete envelope 3 x 5 inches‚ roughly opened‚ black borders‚ black wax seal. Annotated: King of Hanover‚ 28 July 1843. H.R.H. Prince Ernest Augustus‚ Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover (1771-1851)‚ fifth son of King George III and Queen Charlotte. He became King of Hanover on the death of his elder brother‚ King William IV‚ in 1837.

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FRANCIS‚ John. 18241

FRANCIS‚ John.	18241	Autograph Letter Signed‚ about an inconclusive conversation with the Duke about a statue‚ hoping that the Duke will learn of “the wishes of the Inhabitants of Wolverhampton to keep the Statue”. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ remains of guard‚ in good condition. London‚ 7 March 1840. John Francis (1780-1861)‚ English sculptor. In 1844 he executed by command of Queen Victoria a marble bust of Albert‚ Prince Consort; this followed a commission a few years earlier for a bust of the Queen‚ which went to the hall of the Reform Club.

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GAND‚ Edouard. 18258

GAND‚ Edouard.	18258	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Edouard Gand’‚ to Pierre Boutigny‚ discussing his recently published work. In French. 1 page 10 x 8 inches‚ in good condition‚ with the integral franked address leaf‚ tipped at left edge on to an old album page. Amiens‚ 19 January 1861. Edouard Gand (1815-1891)‚ technician of the textile industry‚ pioneer of technical education in France. He published several books on the manufacture of cotton velvet. Pierre Hippolyte Boutigny (1798-1884)‚ professor of chemistry‚ author of Etudes sur les corps à la l’état sphéroidal‚ etc.

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GREINER‚ Otto. 18242

GREINER‚ Otto.	18242	Two original Autograph Letters Signed ‘O.Greiner’‚ to the same correspondent. In German‚ untranslated. 2 letters‚ 4 pp. in fine condition. Rome‚ 9 November & 3 December‚ 1910. Otto Greiner (1869-1916)‚ German painter and graphic artist. The largest collection of the work of Otto Greiner in the United States is held by the Jack Daulton Collection in Los Altos Hills‚ California.

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GREY‚ Edward. 18252

GREY‚ Edward.	18252	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Edward Grey’‚ to Mrs. Watson‚ thanking her for the Resolutions‚ agreeing that “a Resolution in favour of Women’s Suffrage has got a good place early in March; if so I shall support it”. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ two stains on the first page‚ otherwise good. 16 Cheyne Gardens‚ 19 February 1890. Sir Edward Grey (1862-1933)‚ Liberal statesman‚ later Foreign Secretary. “I am sure you & Dr. Watson will be glad to hear that Mr. Morley made last night the most stirring and effective speech that I have yet heard him make in the House. It was really most successful and Mr. Balfour looked quite disconcerted.” During a Liberal rally at the Free Trade Hall‚ Manchester‚ in October 1905‚ Kenney and Christabel Pankhurst interrupted a political meeting to ask Churchill and Sir Edward Grey if they believed women should have the right to vote. Neither man replied. The two women unfurled a banner declaring "Votes for Women". Later in his career Grey voted in favour of the 1908 Women's Enfranchisement Bill.

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HARDY‚ Heywood. 18197

HARDY‚ Heywood.	18197	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs. Gilmore‚ agreeing to help her friend‚ and discussing animal painting‚ encouraging the use of a sketch book in nature to “draw each part and study each action for oneself”. 4 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ fine. Hotel de Longchamp‚ St. Lussaire‚ undated. Heywood Hardy (1842 –1933)‚ British artist‚ in particular an animal painter and painter of horse riding scenes. He also painted landscapes and portraits‚ especially equestrian portraits.

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HAYTER‚ Sir George. 18195

HAYTER‚ Sir George.	18195	Autograph Letter Signed‚ thanking his correspondent for the copy “your ‘Belshazzar’s Feast’”‚ praising the work. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. 9 Stratford Place‚ 2 May 1834. Sir George Hayter (1792-1871)‚ portrait and historical painter. “I cannot doubt but that Mr. Griesbach has made a beautiful opera of your poem.”

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HERING‚ George Edwards. 18202

HERING‚ George Edwards.	18202	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Winkworth‚ inviting him to “meet a few Artist & other friends” next Monday evening. A good one page example‚ 6 x 4 inches. 45 Grove End Road‚ 5 January 1857. George Edwards Hering (1805-79)‚ landscape painter. In the 1830s he went on a tour through Hungary and Transylvania among the Carpathian mountains‚ with John Paget and a Mr. Sanford. John Paget published an account of his Hungarian tour with illustrations by Hering‚ and Hering on his return to England published in 1838 a companion volume of Sketches on the Danube‚ in Hungary‚ and Transilvania‚ etc. Hering specialised in Italian scenery‚ particularly with lakes. In 1836 he first exhibited at the Royal Academy‚ sending The Ruins of the Palace of the Cæsars‚ Rome‚ and was a regular contributor from that time to the Academy and to the British Institution.

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HERRING‚ John Frederick‚ junior. 18201

HERRING‚ John Frederick‚ junior.	18201	Autograph Letter Signed ‘J.F.Herring’‚ hoping that his correspondent can sell the two pictures accompanying this letter at £2:10:0 each‚ preferably within two or three weeks‚ “and you will have more as soon as I get them painted”. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ filing hole upper left‚ minor defects at left margin‚ in good clean condition. Great Wilbraham‚ near Cambridge‚ 19 March 1851. John Frederick Herring (1820-1907)‚ painter. Herring continued painting‚ in the tradition of his father‚ the sporting and animal pictures; however‚ as his artistic prowess improved‚ his style changed: he loosened his brushwork and widened his landscape views. Post Office Orders “are more trouble than enough - at least I have had no end of bother with them - if you sell both‚ but a Bk of England £5 note in twain and send half and on my letter acknowledging that half post off the other.”

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HERRING‚ John Frederick‚ senior. 18199

HERRING‚ John Frederick‚ senior.	18199	Autograph Letter Signed ‘J.F.Herring’‚ to Messrs. S. & J.Fuller‚ 34 Rathbone Place‚ requesting them to allow “Mr. Davy‚ a friend of mine & the bearer of this Note to see the Etching of Mr. Thos. Landseers.” 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ some light stains‚ with the address leaf. Cottage Green‚ Camberwell‚ Saturday‚ undated. John Frederick Herring (1795-1865) senior‚ animal painter.

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HERRING‚ John Frederick‚ senior. 18200

HERRING‚ John Frederick‚ senior.	18200	Autograph Note Signed ‘J.F.Herring’‚ submitting “3 portraits of Horses”‚ as described in the note [for the Royal Academy Exhibition in 1837]. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ in clean condition‚ minor defects‚ trimmed at foot‚ address leaf cut away. 34 Rathbone Place [1837]. John Frederick Herring (1795-1865) senior‚ animal painter. “1. Vulture‚ the property of Coll. Peel. 2. Slane‚ the property of Coll. Peel and Winne of the Waterloo Shield at Goodwood in 1837. 3. Rockingham‚ the property of John Theobald Esq.”

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HERRMANN‚ Hans. 18244

HERRMANN‚ Hans.	18244	Autograph Postal Card Signed ‘Hans Herrmann’‚ to Philipp Manes (photographer). In German‚ untranslated. 11 lines on one side of a postal card. In good condition. Berlin‚ 18 March 1908. Hans Herrmann (1858-1942)‚ German painter.

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HORSLEY‚ John Callcott. 18203

HORSLEY‚ John Callcott.	18203	Autograph Letter Signed ‘J.C.Horsley’‚ to Mr. G.D.Tomlinson in Huddersfield‚ unable at present to supply the kind of picture he requires. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ fine. With the original envelope (stamp removed). Wellesley‚ Sissinghurst‚ 2 February 1864. John Callcott Horsley (1817-1903)‚ painter‚ treasurer of the Academy 1882-1897. He was a painter of genre and historical scenes‚ illustrator‚ and the designer of the first Christmas card. He was a member of the artist's colony in Cranbrook. “I have not for some years made sketches for the pictures I have painted‚ nothing beyond a mere scribble intelligible only to myself.”

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HOWSE‚ George. 18215

HOWSE‚ George.	18215	A series of 6 Autograph Letters Signed‚ to Henry Mogford‚ exhibition organiser‚ discussing the drawings he wishes to exhibit‚ prices‚ duty payable on overseas exhibition sales (with mention of Antwerp and Ghent). 6 letters‚ 17 pp.‚ in good condition‚ neatly mounted on an album page. Various addresses‚ 1852-1853. George Howse (1800-1860)‚ artist‚ asks for advice on pricing his drawings: “... you must be much better acquainted with the pockets of the Belgians than I am.”

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JONES‚ George. 18212

JONES‚ George.	18212	Autograph Letter Signed‚ claiming back one of his drawings which had “by some accident” been included in the effects of the late Sir Thomas Lawrence‚ soon to be sold at auction. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. 23 March 1836. “The subject is the ‘Last Man’ from Campbell’s poem.” In 1823‚ the poet Thomas Campbell wrote a short poem called 'The Last Man' in which a single survivor figure watches the death of the world. George Jones (1786-1869)‚ painter‚ and Keeper of the Royal Academy‚ most famous for his paintings of military subjects. His obituary states that he volunteered for active service in Spain‚ but he was certainly was part of the army of occupation in Paris after the Battle of Waterloo. Waterloo was particularly attractive to the artist and he exhibited no less than five paintings of the battle at the Royal Academy and six at the British Institution‚ earning the nickname 'Waterloo' Jones. He made numerous sketches of the battlefield and surroundings; some of these were used in a book entitled The Battle of Waterloo...By a Near Observer published in 1817. A steel engraving of The Last Man is in the Royal Academy Collection.

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KIRBY‚ William Forsell. 18189

KIRBY‚ William Forsell.	18189	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Druce‚ discussing entomological species‚ hoping to come with his son “to glance at your collection of moths”. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. British Museum (Natural History)‚ Cromwell Road‚ 3 March 1886. William Forsell Kirby (1844 – 1912)‚ entomologist and folklorist. He published a number of catalogues‚ as well as Rhopalocera Exotica (1887–1897) and an Elementary Text-book of Entomology. He also did important work on orthopteroid insects including a three volume Catalogue of all known species (1904‚ 1906‚ 1910). Kirby had a wide range of interests‚ knew many languages and fully translated Finland's national epic‚ the Kalevala‚ from Finnish into English. Kirby's translation‚ which carefully reproduces the Kalevala meter‚ was a major influence on the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien‚ who first read it in his teens. Kirby also provided many footnotes to Sir Richard Burton's translation of the Arabian Nights.

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LEVIN‚ Phoebus. 18213

LEVIN‚ Phoebus.	18213	A series of 5 Autograph Letters Signed‚ to Henry Mogford‚ exhibition organiser at the Crystal Palace‚ submitting his pictures‚ asking for Season Tickets‚ etc. 5 letters‚ 6 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ mounted together on one album page. 24 Old Bond Street & 49 Pembridge Villas‚ 1856-1857. Phoebus Levin (1836-1908)‚ a German painter working in London 1855-78 who is known for his 1864 painting of The Dancing Platform at Cremorne Gardens and other depictions of Cremorne Gardens and Covent Garden. “The picture which I exhibit is Sir Harry Smith with Col Waugh before Aliwal.”

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MALAN‚ Solomon Caesar. 18219

MALAN‚ Solomon Caesar.	18219	Series of 5 substantial Autograph Letters Signed‚ to Henry Mogford‚ making arrangements for showing his pictures at the Crystal Palace exhibition with a view to a sale (”I have boys at school”)‚ complaining at length about the hanging of his drawings‚ demanding a new location for them‚ castigating a negligent article in the Manchester Post‚ pestering Mogford about the prices‚ etc. 5 letters 7 x 4 inches‚ 19 pages‚ in good condition‚ mounted together on an old album page. Broadwindsor‚ Brighton and Chippenham ‚ August to November 1857. “On the left hand coming in from the Tropical plants would be a good place ...” Solomon Caesar Malan (1812 – 1894)‚ clergyman‚ linguist and orientalist. He proceeded to India as classical lecturer at Bishop's College‚ Calcutta‚ to which post he added the duties of secretary to the Bengal branch of the Royal Asiatic Society; and although compelled by illness to return in 1840‚ laid the foundation of a knowledge of Tibetan and Chinese. He applied his Chinese learning to the determination of important points connected with Chinese religion‚ and published a vast number of parallel passages illustrative of the Book of Proverbs.

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MORRELL‚ Charlotte Mount Brock. 18216

MORRELL‚ Charlotte Mount Brock.	18216	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Charlotte M.B.Morrell’ [to Henry Mogford‚ the organiser of art exhibitions]‚ enquiring about the terms on which pictures are admitted into the Crystal Palace‚ regretting that “owing to a tour of Switzerland”‚ she has been unable to visit the Crystal Palace as often as she had hoped. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in very good condition‚ tipped on to part album page. Woodham Mortimer Rectory‚ Maldon‚ Essex‚ 27 January 1858. Rare. See Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Charlotte Mount Brock Morrell (1834-1922)‚ artist‚ who became Charlotte Schreiber following her marriage in 1875 to Weymouth George Schreiber. She studied in London in 1850-55 at She also took lessons with John Rogers Herbert and instruction in anatomy from a Mr Scharf. In addition to exhibiting with the Royal Academy of Arts between 1855 and 1874‚ Charlotte illustrated editions of Edmund Spenser’s The legend of the Knight of the Red Crosse (London‚ 1871) and Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s The rhyme of the Duchess May (London‚ 1873). In 1875‚ newly married to her second cousin‚ Weymouth Schreiber of Toronto‚ she emigrated to Ontario. In 1876 she was elected to the Ontario Society of Artists; the following year she was the only woman on the board of the Ontario School of Art and from 1877 to 1880 its sole woman teacher. The first female member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts‚ having been appointed at its founding in 1880‚ she chose to retire in 1888 rather than resign over its prohibition of women attending meetings.

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MYERS‚ Frederic William Henry. 18246

MYERS‚ Frederic William Henry.	18246	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Frederic W.H.Myers’ [to Walter Chalmers Smith] thanking him for the two volumes‚ Olrig Grange and Borland Hall‚ noting his other efforts “to find the material of sustained poetry in the events of contemporaneous life”. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ a few small foxing spots only. Education Department‚ Whitehall‚ 8 May 1874. F.W.H.Myers (1843-1901)‚ poet and essayist‚ joint founder of the Society for Psychical Research (1882)‚ coined the word “telepathy”. Myers' work on psychical research and his ideas about a "subliminal self" were influential in his time. Myers was the co-author of the two-volume Phantasms of the Living (1886) with Edmund Gurney and Frank Podmore which documented alleged sightings of apparitions. In 1893 Myers wrote a small collection of essays‚ Science and a Future Life. In 1903‚ after Myers's death‚ Human Personality and Its Survival of Bodily Death was compiled and published. This work comprises two large volumes at 1‚360 pages in length and presents an overview of Myers's research into the unconscious mind. The book impressed Aldous Huxley. Strong praise for the book and a revival of interest in Myers' ideas appeared in the 2007 Irreducible Mind by Emily Williams Kelly‚ Alan Gauld and Bruce Greyson.

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NAFTEL‚ Paul Jacob. 18210

NAFTEL‚ Paul Jacob.	18210	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Cooke [E.W.Cooke‚ artist]‚ asking for a Ticket for the Private View of Old Master Works at the Royal Academy‚ saying he has left Guernsey covered with snow‚ etc. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ fine. Woodley Hill‚ Farley‚ Reading‚ undated. Paul Jacob Naftel (1817-1891)‚ painter in water-colours‚ was born in Guernsey and educated in Germany. He made the designs to illustrate Ansted and Latham’s book on the Channel Islands. Naftel was extremely prolific‚ producing over 1000 works during his lifetime. He came to particular prominence when he recorded Queen Victoria's visit to Guernsey in 1846‚ with the resulting prints published in the Illustrated London News. In 1856 he was elected to the Society of Painters in Water-colours.

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NAVAL. Naval Stores at Deptford‚ 1708. 18255

NAVAL. Naval Stores at Deptford‚ 1708.	18255	Letter Signed twice by William Hosier [to the Commissioners of the Navy]‚ setting out in detail the stores‚ as requested by the Navy Board to be sent forthwith to Lisbon‚ which are still “wanting” at Deptford‚ mostly cables and hawsers of different lengths. 2 pp. 11 x 7 inches‚ with the conjugal address leaf trimmed away‚ light toning‚ generally in good condition. Deptford‚ 23 October 1708. William Hosier (d.1717)‚ Keeper of His Majesty’s Stores at Deptford.

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NEELE‚ Samuel John. 18198

NEELE‚ Samuel John.	18198 Autograph Note in the third person‚ “S.Neele presents his respects ...”‚ to Messrs. Cadell & Davies‚ sending [not present] “his two years General Account in which no plate is charged that has not actually been delivered” and listing the maps still in preparation. 4 x 6 inches‚ generally in good condition. Strand‚ 7 March 1810. Rare. Samuel John Neele (1758-1824)‚ engraver‚ illustrator and mapmaker. The Neele family were prolific engravers who produced maps for many atlases and topographical works‚ including town plans. “... the following are in hand‚ & in a considerable state of forwardness: Spain & Portugal‚ Northn. U:States (these two will be finished in a few weeks‚ & with Southern Africa might form No. 4); The Caraccas; Germany‚ N. of the Marn; Austrian Territories; North Italy. &c &c.”

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PODMORE‚ Frank. 18247

PODMORE‚ Frank.	18247	Autograph Letter Signed‚ agreeing to address his correspondent’s Chapter on literature or the work of the Society for Psychical Research‚ although he is no substitute for F.W.H.Myers‚ suggesting “Thought-Transferences & Apparitions”‚ “Hallucinations”‚ “Secondary Conciousness”‚ spiritualism‚ etc. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. 32 Well Walk‚ Hampstead‚ 22 November 1893. Frank Podmore (1856 – 1910)‚ English author‚ and founding member of the Fabian Society. He is best known as an influential member of the Society for Psychical Research and for his sceptical writings on Spiritualism. F.W.H.Myers was the co-author of the two-volume Phantasms of the Living (1886) with Edmund Gurney and Frank Podmore which documented alleged sightings of apparitions.

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PORTER‚ David Dixon‚ Admiral. 18221

PORTER‚ David Dixon‚ Admiral.	18221	His autograph signature ‘David D.Porter‚ Admiral’. On paper 3 x 5 inches‚ mounted at corners on part of an old album page. In good condition. Undated. Admiral David Dixon Porter (1813 –1891)‚ United States Navy admiral. Promoted as the second U.S. Navy officer ever to attain the rank of admiral‚ after his adoptive brother David G. Farragut‚ Porter helped improve the Navy as the Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy after significant service in the American Civil War.

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REVILLIOD‚ Gustave. 18227

REVILLIOD‚ Gustave.	18227	Autograph Letter Signed‚ discussing books‚ with mention of the preparation of a second edition of the Campaign in Spain. In French. A good one page example‚ 8 x 5 inches. 24 March 1887. Gustave Revilliod (1817-1890)‚ Swiss archaeologist‚ art collector and publisher.

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RICKETTS‚ Sir Robert Tristram‚ Admiral. 18257

RICKETTS‚ Sir Robert Tristram‚ Admiral.	18257	An original Signal Instruction‚ written by Ricketts and signed by him as Captain of HMS Vengeur‚ at the close of the American War of 1815‚ possibly in the squadron returning home‚ docketed “Sent Key [HMS] Hyperion”. 4 x 6 inches. Vengeur‚ 26 May 1815. Admiral Sir Robert Tristram Ricketts (1772-1842). In 1813‚ Captain Ricketts was appointed to the Vengeur‚ of 74 guns‚ and towards the close of the succeeding year was employed in conveying a reinforcement of troops to the army before New Orleans; while in command of the same vessel‚ in 1815‚ he landed‚ and led a detachment of seamen to assist at the reduction of Fort Boyer. This little slip of paper reads: “Sent key for making a Private Telegraph between Vengeur & Squadron. The Ship making the Signal - to hoist the Preparative Flag as the First Signal - when the Ship answering will subtract 21 from the number made.”

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ROGERS‚ Jane Masters. 18218

ROGERS‚ Jane Masters.	18218	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to the Secretary of the Arts Department‚ Crystal Palace‚ about her picture of a Belgian Market Woman which had not been returned after the last winter Exhibition‚ asking him to investigate whether the picture was sold. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ with an ink sketch of the missing picture (blank section cut away). Stamped as Received by the Crystal Palace Company‚ 13 June 1857. Jane Masters Macdonald (circa 1823-1909) was born into a family of artists from Cork. Her father was James McDaniel/Macdonald (circa 1789-1865) and her brother Daniel Macdonald (1820-1853)‚ who painted the only known painting of the Great Famine. The earliest records for Jane's works shown at the Cork Art Institute is 1841. She married William Richard Rogers and at some point moved to London. She worked as a portrait painter‚ exhibiting 16 works at the Royal Academy‚ and others at the British Institute and Suffolk Street Gallery.

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RUMLEY‚ Elizabeth. 18217

RUMLEY‚ Elizabeth.	18217	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Henry Mogford‚ the organiser of the art exhibition at the Crystal Palace‚ asking‚ as an exhibitor‚ for a “2 guinea concert ticket”. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in fine condition‚ tipped on to part of an old album page. 12 Brooke Street‚ Holborn‚ 27 May 1856. Elizabeth Rumley‚ later Elizabeth Dawson‚ flower and fruit painter.

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SALTZMANN‚ Carl. 18243

SALTZMANN‚ Carl.	18243 Autograph Letter Signed ‘C.Saltzmann’‚ to a photographic establishment. In German‚ untranslated. A good one page example‚ 8 x 5 inches. Berlin‚ 26 June 1907. Carl Saltzmann (1847–1923)‚ German marine and landscape painter. In 1878-80 he went with Prince Henry of Prussia on his trip around the world and later accompanied the German Emperor on his visit to St. Petersburg and Norway.

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SAMAIN‚ Albert. 18180

SAMAIN‚ Albert.	18180	Autograph Correspondence Card Signed‚ addressed to Alfred Vallette‚ Director of the Mercure de France‚ giving the address of his hotel near Annercy‚ and asking him to forward correspondence. In French. 3 x 4 inches‚ fine. With the orignal franked envelope. Annecy‚ 3 September 1893. Albert Samain (1858-1900)‚ French poet and writer of the Symbolist school. His poems were strongly influenced by those of Baudelaire and Verlaine; his works disclose a taste for indecisive‚ vague imagery. Samain helped found the Mercure de France‚ and also worked on the Revue des Deux Mondes. Samain published three volumes of verse: Le jardin de l'infante (1893)‚ which made him famous; Aux flancs du vase (1898) and Le Chariot d'or (1901).

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SPENCER‚ Herbert. 18239

SPENCER‚ Herbert.	18239 Letter Signed ‘Herbert Spencer’‚ addressed “Dear Sir”‚ explaining why he does “not wish to have any biography of me published during my life”. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ remains of album page on the blank verso of the second leaf‚ light toning. Fairfield‚ Pewsey‚ Wilts.‚ 11 May 1893. Herbert Spencer (1820-1903)‚ philosopher. “I have had more than 40 years experience of critics‚ & do not wish needlessly to extend my relations with them.”

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SPENCER‚ Herbert. 18240

SPENCER‚ Herbert.	18240	Letter Signed ‘Herbert Spencer’‚ to Henry G.Rawson‚ explaining why he has to avoid discussion at dinners‚ and fortelling the tyrannous social organization of the coming generations‚ citing his book The Man versus The State[1884]. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition. 38 Queen’s Gardens‚ Bayswater‚ 17 June 1885. Herbert Spencer (1820-1903)‚ philosopher. “I have not dined out for more than a year‚ and such a dinner as you describe would be ruinous to me. Above all things‚ discussion is the thing I am obliged to avoid‚ since it inevitably entails entire sleeplessness. ...Those who cite The Man versus the State in favour of their Socialism‚ are‚ to my thinking‚ beyond the reach of argument. ...We are on the way ot a form of social organization‚ which‚ after a generation or two‚ will probably end in a tyranny of universal officialism‚ which will become intolerable‚ & bringing about a break up in some violent way‚ will initiate a military despotism from which progress will have to recommence.”

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ST. VINCENT‚ John Jervis‚ Admiral Earl. 18192

ST. VINCENT‚ John Jervis‚ Admiral Earl.	18192	An original Letter Signed ‘St. Vincent’‚ addressed to Major General Martin & the respective Officers of His Majesty’s Ordnance at Gibraltar‚ about “the intended arrangement to fit His Majesty’s Armed Transports‚ Calcutta and Ulysses‚ as Ships of War”‚ now requiring Stores but not Ordnance supplies. 1 page 13 x 8 inches‚ in good condition‚ integral leaf docketed as “Entered”. HMS Le Souverain‚ Gibraltar‚ 9 May 1799. Admiral John Jervis‚ Earl St. Vincent (1735-1823)‚ writes a few weeks before relinquishing his command to Admiral Lord Keith. “When the ships that had been most shattered at the Nile came to Gibraltar‚ St. Vincent ordered them to be refitted there instead of going to England‚ and under severe pressure the orders were obeyed‚ although the storehouses were depleted and the officers unwilling.” [DNB]

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STERN‚ Alfred. 18226

STERN‚ Alfred.	18226	Autograph Sentiment‚ mentioning Ranke‚ signed ‘Alfred Stern’. Written in German on decorated card‚ for a collector or for display‚ overall 12 x 9 inches‚ in good condition. Zurich‚ 12 February 1895. Alfred Stern (1846-1936)‚ German Jewish historian‚ author of a History of Europe since the treaties of 1815 to the Frankfurt Peace of 1871 (10 volumes‚ Stuttgart‚ Berlin 1894-1925). In 1887 he moved to Zurich. There he made friends with Albert Einstein.

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TAYLOR‚ Isaac. 18237

TAYLOR‚ Isaac.	18237	A series of four Autograph Letters Signed‚ suggesting several names as lecturers‚ such as Sir Alfred Lyall‚ but prepared to keep his own promise to deliver a lecture if required. 4 letters‚ 5 pp.‚ 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ light toning. York‚ July to September 1888. Canon Isaac Taylor (1829-1901)‚ philologist‚ “the Darwin of philology”‚ author of The Alphabet (2 vols.‚ 1883) and Etruscan Researches (1874).

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TECK‚ Princess Mary Adelaide‚ Duchess of. 18182

TECK‚ Princess Mary Adelaide‚ Duchess of.	18182 Autograph Letter Signed “Very Affectionately Yours‚ Mary Adelaide”‚ to Lady Barrington‚ sending congratulations and wishing “happiness to your dear Child”‚ hoping soon to meet her correspondent’s future son-in-law. 3 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ second leaf laid down on part album page. Embossed monogram in blue. Kensington Palace‚ 29 May 1868. Princess Mary Adelaide (1833-97)‚ Duchess of Teck‚ mother of Queen Mary‚ consort of George V. Mary Adelaide was the youngest of the three children of the seventh son of George III‚ Adolphus Frederick‚ Duke of Cambridge (1774–1850)‚ and his wife‚ Princess Augusta (1797–1889).

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TODHUNTER‚ Isaac. 18238

TODHUNTER‚ Isaac.	18238	Autograph Letter Signed‚ about examinations and the examiners’ work‚ explaining the requirement to pass all the papers in Mathematics. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ fine. Bourne House‚ Cambridge‚ 16 May 1868. Isaac Todhunter (1820-1884)‚ mathematician. Several of his mathematical works became standard textbooks.

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TOWNSHEND‚ George‚ 2nd Marquess and Earl of Leicester. 18232

TOWNSHEND‚ George‚ 2nd Marquess and Earl of Leicester.	18232	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Leicester’‚ to “your Royal Highness”‚ regretting he can not attend‚ explaining that his doctor has put him on a strict regime of abstinence “both in eating & drinking”. 3 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition. Richmond Hill‚ 2 September 1802. George Townshend‚ 2nd Marquess Townshend‚ (1753 –1811)‚ known as The Lord Ferrers of Chartley from 1770 to 1784 and as the Earl of Leicester from 1784 to 1807‚ politician. He held office under William Pitt the Younger and Henry Addington as Master of the Mint from 1790 to 1794‚ as Joint Postmaster General from 1794 to 1799 and as Lord Steward of the Household from 1799 to 1802.

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VACCHIERY‚ Charles Albert. 18224

VACCHIERY‚ Charles Albert.	18224	An original Autograph Letter Signed. In German‚ untranslated. 1 page 8 x 6 inches‚ one neat filing hole‚ in good condition. Munich‚ 1807. Charles Albert Vacchiery (1745-1807)‚ historian of Bavaria‚ distinguished academic and administrator at the university of Munich.

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VAN BEERS‚ Jan. 18249

VAN BEERS‚ Jan.	18249	Two autograph notes‚ each signed‚ to Sir J.C.Robinson‚ Surveyor of the Queen’s Pictures‚ asking for permission to see the works of art under his care‚ including those at Windsor Castle. Two oblong cards‚ 2 x 5 inches‚ written on both sides‚ with metallic stickers affixed‚ reading ILLUSION. With an original envelope‚ forwarded from Buckingham Palace to Harley Street (second stamp affixed‚ postage due charge deleted). Hotel Bristol‚ Burlington Gardens‚ 9 & 19 July 1890. Jean Marie Constantin Joseph "Jan" van Beers (1852 – 1927)‚ Belgian painter and illustrator‚ the son of the poet Jan van Beers. They are sometimes referred to as Jan van Beers the elder and Jan van Beers the younger. In 1884‚ Jan Van Beers produced the pen-and-ink sketches for the edition de luxe of his father's poetry. he became the leader of a group of young artists‚ the "Van Beers clique." This group included the artists Piet Verhaert (1852–1908)‚ Alexander Struys (1852–1941)‚ and Jef Lambeaux (1852–1908). They were well known for their mischievous and eccentric behaviour‚ including walking around Antwerp dressed in historic costumes.

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VERHAEREN‚ Emile. 18178

VERHAEREN‚ Emile.	18178	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to “Mon tres cher ami’‚ about his travels‚ plans for the winter‚ a conference in Switzerland‚ and more. In French. 4 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ fine. Undated. Emile Verhaeren (1855-1916)‚ Belgian poet who wrote in the French language‚ and one of the chief founders of the school of Symbolism. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature six times. He was one of the most prolific poets of his era. His first collection of poems‚ Les Flamandes‚ was published in 1883. Inspired by the paintings of Jacob Jordaens‚ David Teniers and Jan Steen‚ Verhaeren described in a direct and often provocative‚ naturalistic way his country and the Flemish people.

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