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BINDLOSS‚ Harold. 18597

BINDLOSS‚ Harold.	18597 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to one of his readers‚ a Senegalese soldier fighting for France on the Western Front 1 page 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition. Selloth‚ Cumberland‚ 2 July 1917. Harold Edward Bindloss (1866 – 1945)‚ English novelist who wrote many adventure novels set in western Canada. He roamed the world‚ farming in Canada and working in southern climes as a cargo heaver‚ a planter‚ and at other jobs. Broken by malaria he returned to England forty-five years ago and took up office work. But he lost his job when his health broke down and turned to writing in which he found his true vocation. He published some forty novels between the years 1902 and 1943. Many of his books had their locale in Canada.. “... The “etat-major” is suggestive but I am unfortunately ignorant of the customs of the French army. It is a special pleasure to send the signature you ask for since I remember many kindnesses received from your countrymen in Senegal and elsewhere in the South although I have not yet seen France. Age and an infirmity picked up during a wandering life have prevented my taking a part with the men of many countries who are fighting for liberty except as a humble camp-follower and then twice I was invalided home before I got to France. One thinks constantly of you others on the front in the mud‚ dust and heat with sympathy and a touch of envy. Wishing you a happy issue from all your hardships ... in the long struggle for France. Bonne chance! La meillure santé!”

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BROWN‚ John Lewis. 18612

BROWN‚ John Lewis.	18612 Autograph Letter Signed‚ regretting he was not around to meet his correspondent‚ having been in the country for a few days‚ working on a painting‚ directing his correspondent to an exhibition‚ etc. In French. 3 pp. 5 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. Paris‚ 17 June‚ Friday evening. John Lewis Brown (1829 – 1890) was a French battle‚ animal‚ and genre painter. He was born in Bordeaux of a Scottish family of Stuart partisans. He painted a number of admirable pictures from the American Revolutionary War‚ the Seven Years' War‚ and the Franco-Prussian War of 1870.

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BURKITT‚ Alexander Horace. 18594

BURKITT‚ Alexander Horace.	18594	Autograph Letter Signed‚ concerning Roman antiquities unearthed in the City of London‚ including a medal‚ lamps and an altar to Diana discovered during excavation work for the new Goldsmith's Hall‚ incorporating two ink sketches of a coin. 3 pp. 4 x 7 inches‚ in good condition‚ lightly tipped on to part of an old album page. Bank of England‚ 11 December 1837 Alexander Horace Burkitt (1807-1873)‚ artist‚ took an interest in antiquities‚ and his articles‚ sketches and etchings were published in British archaeological journals and the publications of the Antiquarian Etching Club during the 1840s and '50s. After his wife died‚ he followed his eldest son‚ Horace‚ to Australia in 1855 and travelled and worked round Victoria and South Australia‚ often sketching and painting what he saw. He later settled in Queensland and is buried at Cleveland cemetery.

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CHEVALIER‚ Nicholas. 18611

CHEVALIER‚ Nicholas.	18611 Autograph Letter Signed ‘N.Chevalier’‚ to Mrs. Kayser‚ about the difficulty in obtaining tickets for the Royal Academy Conversazione. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4 inches‚ some very light offsetting only. 1 July 1879. Uncommon. Nicholas Chevalier (1828 –1902)‚ Russian-born artist who worked in Australia and New Zealand. In 1851 Chevalier moved to London and worked as an illustrator in lithography and water-colour. He also designed a fountain which was erected in the royal grounds at Osborne‚ and two of his paintings were hung at the Academy in 1852. Further study in painting followed at Rome. In late 1854 Chevalier sailed from London to Australia on board the 'Swallow' to join his father and brother‚ and arrived in Melbourne on 25 December. In August 1855 he obtained work as a cartoonist on the newly established Melbourne Punch. Later he did illustrative work for the Illustrated Australian News and also worked in chromo-lithography. In 1864‚ when the National Gallery of Victoria was founded‚ an exhibition of works by Victorian artists was held. The government agreed to buy the best picture exhibited for £200. Chevalier's oil painting The Buffalo Ranges was selected‚ and was the first picture painted in Australia to be included in the Melbourne collection. In 1865 Chevalier visited New Zealand‚ travelling widely and doing much work there which was exhibited at Melbourne on his return. In 1869 he joined HMS Galatea as an artist with the Duke of Edinburgh‚ on the voyage to the East and back to London with stops in Tahiti‚ Hawaii‚ Japan‚ China‚ Ceylon and India.

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CRUICKSHANK‚ George. 18607

CRUICKSHANK‚ George.	18607 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Charles Sharp‚ discussing complicated travel plans‚ leaving tomorrow afternoon from Euston. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. 263 Hampstead Road‚ 26 November 1866. George Cruickshank (1792-1878)‚ caricaturist and illustrator.

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DOYLE‚ Conan. 18600

DOYLE‚ Conan.	18600 Autograph Letter Signed in full‚ ‘Arthur Conan Doyle’‚ addressed ‘Dear Sir’ [Mr. Rose]‚ taking up a newspaper’s suggestion “that some Motor Cycle firm should prepare a machine & trailer expressly for Commercial Treavellers”‚ suggesting the Roc Cycle Company should take this up‚ “the C.T. Motor Cycle”‚ commenting also on possible additions to the board of the Company. 1½ pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Grand Hotel [London] WC‚ 26 May 1903. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)‚ author of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Conan Doyle had a financial interest in the Roc Cycle Company‚ a motorcycle manufacturing company in Guildford‚ which experimented with a number of unorthodox designs.

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DUBUFE‚ Édouard. 18613

DUBUFE‚ Édouard.	18613 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to “Mon cher ami”‚ apologising for not answering his letter sooner‚ not wishing to burden him with more of his writing‚ etc. In French. A good one page example 8 x 5 inches. 18 July 1870. Édouard Louis Dubufe (1819-1883)‚ French portrait painter.

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FAED‚ Thomas. 18609

FAED‚ Thomas.	18609 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to A.Jones‚ intending to call on him to wish him goodbye and thank him for his kindness. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ some light offsetting‚ otherwise good. 48 Kings Road‚ undated. Thomas Faed (1826-1900)‚ Scottish painter.

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FORMES‚ Karl. 18617

FORMES‚ Karl.	18617 Request for a Foreign Draft‚ signed ‘Karl Formes’‚ sending £30 to Frau Doctor Laura Formes. 4 x 6 inches‚ in good condition. Edward W.Yates & Co.‚ Bankers‚ Liverpool‚ 25 October 1869. Karl Johann Franz Formes (1815-1889)‚ German bass opera and oratorio singer who had a long international career especially in Germany‚ London and New York. At one time extremely famous and in the forefront of his profession‚ several roles were composed for his voice‚ most notably that of Plunkett in Flotow's opera Martha.

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FRERE‚ Pierre Édouard. 18601

FRERE‚ Pierre Édouard.	18601 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Ed. Frere’‚ to Monsieur Wild‚ thanking him for his instructions‚ discussing the sending of a picture to his friend. In French. 1 page 8 x 5 inches‚ with two lnes and signature overleaf‚ embossed initials E.F.‚ in good condition. Ecouen‚ 5 August 1870. Pierre Édouard Frère (1819-1886)‚ French painter.

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ISRAELS‚ Josef. 18610

ISRAELS‚ Josef.	18610 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Josef Israels’‚ to Charles Wiener in Brussels‚ surprised but delighted to receive his letter‚ providing the address of a doctor in The Hague who can provide the information he requires. In French. A good one page example‚ 8 x 5 inches. The Hague‚ 9 October 1878. Josef Israels (1824-1911)‚ Dutch genre painter.

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JACOBS‚ Jacob. 18605

JACOBS‚ Jacob.	18605 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to “Mon cher Consul”‚ sending the autograph of the celebrated painter Gallait as requested‚ good wishes from the family‚ etc. In French. 1 page 8 x 5 inches‚ ink a little faded. 8 October 1867. Jacob Jacobs (11812-1879)‚ Belgian landscape and seascape painter in the Romantic style‚ with a preference for northern and oriental scenes.

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JEPSON‚ Edgar. 18593

JEPSON‚ Edgar.	18593 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Edgar Jepson’‚ to W.Colles‚ the literary agent‚ about the serial rights for “one of the best short stories I have written” [The Infernal Machine]. 1 page‚ 9 7 inches‚ In good condition‚ receipt stamp. Thornby House‚ Kenilworth‚ 14 April 1909. Edgar Alfred Jepson (1863-1938)‚ English writer of detective fiction‚ sometimes under the name 'R. Edison Page'. He also wrote supernatural and fantasy stories.

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JOACHIM‚ Joseph. 18620

JOACHIM‚ Joseph.	18620 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Joseph Joachim’‚ with mention of Dresden. In German. 12 lines on 1 page‚ 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition. Dated by the recipient to October 1860. Joseph Joachim (1831-1907)‚ Hungarian violinist and composer.

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KEYSER‚ Nicaise De. 18618

KEYSER‚ Nicaise De.	18618 Autograph Letter Signed ‘N. De Keyser’‚ to “Mon cher Collegue”‚ acknowledging receipt of his beautiful painting‚ a view of Norway‚ asking a few questions‚ suggesting a visit by his correspondent‚ etc. In French. A good one page example‚ 8 x 5 inches. Anvers‚ 15 July 1867. Nicaise de Keyser (1813-1887)‚ Belgian painter of mainly history paintings and portraits who was one of the key figures in the Belgian Romantic-historical school of painting.

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LACROIX‚ Paul. 18606

LACROIX‚ Paul.	18606 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to “Chere Madame”‚ exchanging compliments‚ hoping to find a day to visit her charming family‚ etc. In French. 1 page 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition. Undated. Paul Lacroix (1806 – 1884)‚ French author and journalist. He was a prolific and varied writer‚ composing more than twenty historical romances as well as a variety of serious historical works‚ including histories of Napoleon III and of the Czar Nicholas I of Russia.

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LINTON‚ William. 18621

LINTON‚ William.	18621 An interesting Autograph Letter Signed‚ discussing the state of Art in England‚ modern trends‚ Pre-Raphaelitism‚ with mention of Millais‚ Maclise‚ Roberts and others‚ recent Exhibitions‚ the Academy‚ “this raging love for novelty”‚ etc. 4 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. 7 Lodge Place‚ St Johns Wood‚ 26 May [mention of the Crimea dates this letter to c.1855]. “Pre-Raphaelitism has committed suicide and people are beginning to laugh at them perforce.” William Linton (1791-1876)‚ landscape painter and traveller. in 1832‚ he published a book ‘Sketches in Italy: being a selection from upwards of five hundred of the most striking and picturesque scenes in various parts of Piedmont: the Milanese‚ Venetian‚ and Roman States; Tuscany; and the Kingdom of Naples; sketched during a tour in the years 1828-1829.’(London‚1832). In the same year‚ he also published Scenery of Greece and its Islands‚ illustrated by fifty engravings and collaborated with celebrated children writer Mrs Barbara Hofland (1770–1844) on the book ‘Poetical illustrations of the various scenes represented in Mr. Linton's "Sketches in Italy". He was a talented chemist and published in 1852 the Ancient and Modern Colours‚ from the Earliest Periods to the Present Time‚ with their Chemical and Artistical Properties.

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MAX MÜLLER‚ Friedrich. 18598

MAX MÜLLER‚ Friedrich.	18598 Autograph Letter Signed‚ acknowledging his correspondent’s “letter on the word Achad”. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ one minor tear‚ otherwise good. Oxford‚ 21 April‚ no year given. Friedrich Max Müller (1823-1900)‚ Anglo-German philologist and orientalist‚ Professor of Modern Languages‚ Oxford (1854)‚ and Professor of Comparative Philology (1866).

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McKEWAN‚ David Hall. 18603

McKEWAN‚ David Hall.	18603 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to H.B.Roberts‚ inviting him over to smoke a cigar with others “& cut up my daubs”. 1 page 5 x 3 inches‚ in gooc condition. Haverstock Hill‚ undated. David Hall McKewan (1816-1873)‚ water colour painter.

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MORE‚ Hannah. 18599

MORE‚ Hannah.	18599 Autograph Letter Signed ‘H.More’‚ to Richard Hart Davis‚ M.P. for Bristol‚ in London. 20 lines on 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ with address panel‚ torn at seal opening‚ otherwise very good. 9 September 1823. Hannah More (1745-1833)‚ author of novels‚ poems‚ Sacred Dramas‚ and moral tracts for the poor. 'My dear Sir‚ When you were a little master did you never play at a certain game called "neighbour I'm come to torment you"? You see it is still a favourite game of mine‚ and unfortunately for your quiet‚ you are the victim while I am the tormentor. The enclosed if it could speak would say "Ecce Signum". I had a very interesting letter from Mr and Mrs --- from Eccleshel‚ and as they are returned to their Paradise am in daily expectation of hearing their travel's history from their own mouths. They have both so true a taste that they can convey no small portion of the pleasure they have enjoyed by its communication. With all my most affectionate respect to your domestic circle‚ I remain my dear Sir‚ Your faithful and obliged‚ H More'.

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MORRIS‚ Philip Richard. 18602

MORRIS‚ Philip Richard.	18602 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Miss Cowen‚ making arrangements for their meeting. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4 inches. Aber House‚ 33 St. John’s Wood Road‚ 16 April‚ no year given. Philip Richard Morris A.R.A. (1836-1902)‚ English painter of genre and maritime scenes.

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NILSSON‚ Christina. 18608

NILSSON‚ Christina.	18608 Original dated autograph. 7 x 4 inches‚ headed writing paper of the Liverpool Philharmonic Society. Liverpool‚ 18 September 1869. Christina Nilsson‚ Countess de Casa Miranda‚ (1843 –1921)‚ Swedish operatic soprano. She possessed a brilliant bel canto technique and was considered a rival to the Victorian era's most famous diva‚ Adelina Patti. Nilsson became a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in 1869.

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PEEL Sir Robert. 17375

PEEL Sir Robert.	17375 Autograph Letter in the third person (”Mr Robert Peel presents his Compliments to Mr. Westall ...”) regretting that he is unable to view Westall’s pictures “on account of the severe pressure of public Business.” 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches in good condition integral blank leaf. Whitehall 7 March 1836. Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850) Prime Minister 1834-5 1841-6 who reorganised the police force.

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PIATTI‚ Alfredo. 18615

PIATTI‚ Alfredo.	18615 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Alfred Piatti’‚ aplogising for not answering his correspondent’s letters‚ which had been held back by “mes stupides domestiques” instead of being forwarded‚ discussing concerts‚ unable to visit Holland‚ on the point of leaving London‚ etc. In French. 4 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. 1 Queens Gardens‚ Hyde Park‚ London‚ undated [watermark 1860]. Carlo Alfredo Piatti (1822–1901)‚ Italian cellist and renowned teacher. He composed two cello concertos‚ one cello concertino‚ six cello sonatas‚ lieder for voice and cello accompaniment‚ and cello solos‚ as well as a cello method.

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SCHLOESSER‚ Carl. 18614

SCHLOESSER‚ Carl.	18614 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs. Cowen‚ asking for the current address of her son Lionel‚ who has moved from his studio in Fitzroy Street. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ a few minor blemishes only. 35 Grove End Road‚ 2 November 1880. Carl Schloesser (1832-1914)‚ German painter.

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SCHUMANN‚ Clara. 18619

SCHUMANN‚ Clara.	18619 Letter Signed ‘Clara Schumann’ but written on her behalf by an amanuensis‚ to “Dear Madam”‚ agreeing to give her correspondent lessons in Baden in July‚ suggesting her terms for lessons three days a week‚ and providing her Baden-Baden address. In English. 3 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. 14 Hyde Park Gate [London‚ annotated 1870 in another hand‚ watermark 1866]. Clara Schumann (13 September 1819 – 20 May 1896)‚ German musician and composer‚ considered one of the most distinguished pianists of the Romantic era.

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