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BAYLISS‚ Wyke. 17626

BAYLISS‚ Wyke.	17626	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to James Peel R.B.A.‚ reminiscing about the Society [Royal Society of British Artists]‚ as proud of it today “as when you first brought your fresh & sincere rendering of nature into our galleries”. 4 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ filing hole. 7 North Road‚ Clapham Park‚ 26 June 1897. Sir Wyke Bayliss (1835 –1906)‚ painter‚ author and poet. He almost exclusively painted interiors of British and European churches and cathedrals. His autobiography‚ Olives: the Reminiscences of a President‚ was published posthumously.

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BEATRICE‚ Mademoiselle. 17625

BEATRICE‚ Mademoiselle.	17625	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Beatrice’‚ to Mrs. Weldon‚ explaining why “I cannot give a benefit for so laudable a cause”. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ fine. Olympic Theatre‚ 28 August [1878]. In 1878 Beatrice played Maria in The Woman of the People at the Olympic Theatre.

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BELL‚ John. 17627

BELL‚ John.	17627	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Leonard C.Wyon‚ asking for more Shakespeare medals‚ and incorporating a pen sketch of “the ‘reverse’ to my idea of the Transatlantic Telegraph Medal”. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Douro Place‚ 29 September 1866. John Bell (1811-95)‚ sculptor‚ produced the Guards’ Memorial (1858) in Waterloo Place‚ and the American group in the Hyde Park Albert Memorial (1873). He was also one of the first British sculptors to experiment in the use of polychrome and new materials such as terracotta‚ which again became popular at the end of the nineteenth century for symbolist and the ‘new’ sculpture. Leonard Charles Wyon (1826 – 1891)‚ Chief Engraver at the Royal Mint‚ and the engraver of the Victorian era most notable for his work on the gold and silver coinage struck for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887 and the bronze coinage of 1860 with the second ("bun") head portrait‚ in use from 1860 to 1894.

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BELL‚ John. 17628

BELL‚ John.	17628	Autograph Letter in the third person‚ to Joseph Williams‚ agreeing that Bell’s statue of Viscount Falkland can be copied in the Illustrated News‚ this letter incorporating Bell’s sketch of the statue‚ suggesting which view is taken‚ with an account of the statue and its inspiration. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ with the original franked envelope. 1 Marlbro’ Terrace‚ Kensington‚ 25 July 1847. John Bell (1811-95)‚ sculptor‚ produced the Guards’ Memorial (1858) in Waterloo Place‚ and the American group in the Hyde Park Albert Memorial (1873). He was also one of the first British sculptors to experiment in the use of polychrome and new materials such as terracotta‚ which again became popular at the end of the nineteenth century for symbolist and the ‘new’ sculpture. The statue of Viscount Falkland (1610-1643) by John Bell‚ now in the Houses of Parliament‚ was exhibited in Westminster Hall in 1847 and at the Great Exhibition in 1851. It was commissioned by the Fine Arts Commission in 1845. In 1855 the sword fell from the statue‚ probably due to a fault in the fixing‚ and broke in half. In 1908 a suffragette chained herself to the statue causing the spur to break off - this was not reattached and is now assumed lost. “... three of sixteen statues intended to be placed in St Stephens Hall in the Houses of Parliament. They will be raised on octagonal pedestals of four feet in height in front of clustered columns which are to run up to the roof. The sills of the windows int eh Hall will be 22 feet from the floor. The statues will be seven feet in height. The attitude of Lord Falkland is intended to represent his grief at the calamities that oppressed England at the commencement of the Civil War‚ and he mourns over the sword which he bares to defend his King.”

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BURN‚ William. 17629

BURN‚ William.	17629	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Edward Foycross‚ drawing his attention to “a most extraordinary blunder” in his artist’s drawing [of Eaton Hall]‚ a corridor and an oriel window being mistakenly placed one story to high‚ asking his correspondent to call in‚ for “never was there such a fearful mistake & deformity”. 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ fine. Undated [watermark 1846]. William Burn‚ FRSE (1789 – 1870)‚ Scottish architect‚ pioneer of the Scottish Baronial style. Eaton Hall‚ Cheshire‚was remodelled in 1846-51 by William Burn.

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CLINT‚ Scipio. 17636

CLINT‚ Scipio.	17636	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Samuel Joseph‚ discussing‚ at considerable length‚ a dispute about the copyright of an image of Sir Thomas Lawrence‚ the involvement of a Mr. Parker‚ who employed Clint to make a medal of Lawrence‚ and who purchased the copyright of a bust of Lawrence by Samuel Joseph‚ his recollections of the agreement‚ etc. 4 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ tipped on to a mount‚ interlined in pencil in a different hand with comments‚ amendments and alterations‚ with a comment at the end on this deposition. 54 Warren Street‚ 12 July 1831. Uncommon. Scipio Clint (1805-1839)‚ medallist and seal-engraver‚ gained a medal at the Society of Arts in 1824. He exhibited at the Royal Academy for the first time in 1825‚ and in 1830 exhibited there his dies for a medal of Sir Thomas Lawrence. He was appointed medallist to William IV and seal-engraver to Queen Victoria.

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CORSINI CORRESPONDENCE. Pisa to Florence‚ 1587‚ Capponi Merchant Mark. 17605

CORSINI CORRESPONDENCE. Pisa to Florence‚ 1587‚ Capponi Merchant Mark.	17605	An original commercial letter addressed to Lorenzo Corsini in Florence‚ bearing a good example of the Merchant Mark of the Capponi Family‚ the Italian merchant bankers. In Italian. 1 page 11 x 8 inches‚ continued overleaf‚ damp stained‚ a few tears‚ but complete‚ address panel‚ remains of tie. Pisa‚ 19 April 1587. In the 1980s the auction house Robson Lowe held two auctions of late sixteenth century correspondence sent to the Corsini family‚ the Florentine merchants. A proportion of these letters bear Merchant Guild Marks‚ evidence of the efficient European postal system set up by the merchant families.

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COUSINS‚ Samuel. 17630

COUSINS‚ Samuel.	17630 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Allan Cunningham‚ about the proposed engraving of Sir Thomas Munro‚ wishing to know how much the Committee would spend on an engraving‚ and “what number of impressions the subscribers are likely to require...” 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 15 Osnaburgh Street‚ 13 June 1842. Samuel Cousins (1801-87)‚ mezzotint engraver. “I find Lady Munro naturally unwilling to incur the whole expense of an Engraving as she only requires one hundred proofs of the Plate ...”

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COUSINS‚ Samuel. 17631

COUSINS‚ Samuel.	17631	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to A.Goupil‚ recommending John Sellers‚ plate makers of Sheffield. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4 inches. 12 Regent’s Park Terrace‚ Camden Town‚ 31 July [’71 noted on verso]]. Samuel Cousins (1801-87)‚ mezzotint engraver. “... as he has lately sent me a plate for the Emperor that appears to be a good one‚ I have written to him to request he make the large one you desire without loss of time...”

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CURTIS‚ George William. 17606

CURTIS‚ George William.	17606	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to “My dear Dr.”‚ sending the manuscript he promised him‚ asking him to send the proof on Friday morning early to Harpers. 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ some newsprint adhering to the upper left corner‚ traces of mounting‚ otherwise good. Staten Island‚ 20 September 1858. George William Curtis (1824 – 1892)‚ American writer and public speaker.

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EPPS‚ James. 17596

EPPS‚ James.	17596 A lengthy Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Dr. John Lee‚ describing a recent storm and the incessant lightning‚ a double rainbow‚ sending to him “the famous ‘Instrument’ for the Cape”. 2½ pages 9 x 7 inches‚ address panel‚ in good condition. Hartwell‚ 9 July 1839. James Epps‚ astronomical assistant to Dr. John Lee at Hartwell. He was formerly Assistant Secretary of the Royal Astronomical Society. John Lee (1783-1866)‚ collector of antiquities and man of science‚ Fellow of the Royal Society‚ original member of the Royal Astronomical Society‚ member of the Geological Society‚ etc.

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GURWOOD‚ John. 17601

GURWOOD‚ John.	17601	Autograph Letter Signed‚ M.B.Sampson[?]‚ making the arrangements to meet Mr. Heath‚ noting that “I do not go to the Tower until 1st August” (as Deputy Lieutenant). 1 pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 70 Lowndes Square‚ 20 July 1844. Colonel John Gurwood (1790-1845) served in the Light Division of Wellington's army throughout the earlier Peninsular campaigns‚ and at Ciudad Rodrigo (19 January 1812) he led one of the forlorn hopes and was severely wounded. For his gallant conduct on this occasion Wellington presented Gurwood with the sword of the French governor of Ciudad Rodrigo. A little later‚ transferring to the 9th Light Dragoons‚ he was made brigade-major to the Guards' cavalry which had just arrived in the Peninsula. In the latter part of the war he served as brigade-major to Lambert's brigade of the sixth infantry division‚ and was present at the various actions in which that division played a conspicuous part— the Nivelle‚ the Nive‚ Orthes and Toulouse. In 1814‚ he transferred to the 10th Hussars. He was wounded at Waterloo. He was for many years the duke of Wellington's private secretary‚ and was entrusted by him with the collection and editing of the Wellington Despatches‚ which occupied Gurwood from 1837 to the end of his life.

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HOWES‚ George Bond. 17611

HOWES‚ George Bond.	17611	A series of 5 Autograph Letters Signed‚ to the Revd. Thomas and Mrs. Stebbing‚ discussing Club meetings‚ the Congress‚ travel arrangements‚ meetings‚ reunions‚ thanks for the “Ostracod safely arrived ...you are welcome to the one your have retained”. 5 letters‚ 13 pp. in good condition. Together with an autograph postcard‚ also a letter from Anne Howes reporting her husband’s death‚ asking Stebbing to take the service. Royal College of Science and elsewhere‚ 1897-1901. Thomas George Bond Howes‚ FRS (1853-1905)‚ zoologist. After being introduced to Thomas Huxley in 1874‚ his skill as a draughtsman and enthusiasm as a naturalist led to his being employed as assistant to Huxley. He was tasked with developing a system of practical instruction in biology at the Normal School of Science and the Royal School of Mines at Kensington‚ where he was appointed demonstrator of biology in 1880. Howes's main interest lay with the comparative anatomy of the Vertebrata‚ a field to which he made significant contributions. An important account‚ which Howes co-authored with H. H. Swinnerton‚ dealt with the development of the skeleton of the Norfolk Island reptile‚ the Tuatara or Sphenodon. The Revd. T.R.R.Stebbing F.R.S. (1835-1926)‚ Fellow of King’s College‚ London.

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LIEBREICH‚ Richard. 17614

LIEBREICH‚ Richard.	17614	Autograph Letter Signed ‘R.Liebreich’‚ to Mr. Owen [later Surgeon-Major Charles William Owen]‚ certifying to Owen’s assistance and ability at the hospital‚ taking charge of patients in Liebreich’s absence‚ knowing “that you have had a very considerable opportunity for gaining knowledge and experience in Opthalmic Surgery”. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in fine condition. St. Thomas’s Hospital‚ 15 January 1877. Richard Liebreich (1830 – 1917)‚ German ophthalmologist and physiologist. He practised medicine in Paris (from 1862) and London (from 1870)‚ where he was head of ophthalmology at St. Thomas Hospital. He later retired from medicine and moved back to Paris‚ where he worked as a sculptor and painter. In 1863 he published the highly acclaimed Atlas des Ophthalmoscopie‚ an atlas dedicated to the subject of ophthalmoscopy. He also designed a popular model of ophthalmoscope called the "Liebreich ophthalmoscope". He was interested in the pathological changes of the eye as viewed through the ophthalmoscope‚ and in 1859 provided a classic description of ocular changes in Bright's disease.

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MELBOURNE‚ William Lamb‚ 2nd Viscount. 17634

MELBOURNE‚ William Lamb‚ 2nd Viscount.	17634	Autograph Free Front‚ signed ‘Melbourne’ (as Prime Minister) lower left. 3 x 6 inches‚ slightly trimmed‚ in good condition. London‚ 24 August 1835. William Lamb‚ 2nd Viscount Melbourne (1779-1848)‚ statesman and Prime Minister. Melbourne‚ Australia‚ was named after him.

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MOUNTBATTEN OF BURMA‚ Louis‚ 1st Earl. 17610

MOUNTBATTEN OF BURMA‚ Louis‚ 1st Earl.	17610	Typed Letter Signed “yours ever‚ Mountbatten of Burma”‚ two months before his assassination‚ to Professor Franklyn Johnson‚ correcting an error (”fighters” for “bombers”) in the proofs of his book‚ remarking on his own efforts to get Dennis Healey “to agree to an immediate integration of the intelligence organisation”. 1½ pages 9 x 7 inches‚ in very good condition. Broadlands‚ 22 June 1979 Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900-1979)‚ Commander in Chief in South East Asia‚ Viceroy of India‚ First Sea Lord‚ later Chief of the Defence Staff. Professor Franklyn Johnson was an American expert on British defence organisation‚ author of Defence By Ministry‚ for which Mountbatten wrote a foreword. Mountbatten was assassinated on 27 August 1979. “I must say reading your book was an exciting experience for me as you‚ at last‚ have got the true story so far as I can make out of what actually happened in the reorganisation of the Ministry of Defence. The work is far from complete because after I left things came to virtually a grinding halt; at least‚ so I understand.”

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RAGLAN‚ Fitzroy Somerset‚ Lord. 17621

RAGLAN‚ Fitzroy Somerset‚ Lord.	17621	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Raglan’‚ to Lord Keane‚ about G.P.Stoddard’s request for permanent employment in the Bombay Baroda and Central India Railway Company‚ explaining he is the son of a Captain in the 94th who died in India. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ with the integral blank leaf (old repairs)‚ and the separate autograph address panel also signed ‘Raglan’‚ indicating that Stoddard himself was the bearer of this letter. Ordnance office‚ 31 August 1853. Lord Raglan (1788-1855)‚ commander in chief of the army in the Crimea.

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SCROPE‚ William. 17622

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

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SIMEONI‚ Giovanni‚ Cardinal. 17618

SIMEONI‚ Giovanni‚ Cardinal.	17618	Letter Signed ‘Giovanni Card. Simeoni’‚ to Fr. Ludovico da Bagnaja‚ the Capuchin Chaplain on board the ‘Corvetta Pontificia "Immacolata Concezione"’ at Toulon‚ about Indulgences. In Italian. 1 page 10 x 8 inches‚ in good condition‚ remains of guard‚ with the original envelope Rome‚ 24 April 1877. Giovanni Simeoni (1816 – 1892)‚ Italian Cardinal who served as Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for Propagation of the Faith from 1878.

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SIMMONS‚ Franklin. 17620

SIMMONS‚ Franklin.	17620 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Franklin Simmons’‚ to Mis Wells‚ saying he has just returned from America‚ giving news of her acquaintances there‚ describing his visit‚ hoping she can come to Rome‚ etc. 3½ pages 7 x 4 inches‚ fine. Rome‚ 24 December 1888. Uncommon. Franklin Bachelder Simmons (1839 – 1913)‚ prominent American sculptor. Three of his statues are in the National Statuary Hall Collection‚ three of his busts are in the United States Senate Vice Presidential Bust Collection‚ and his statue of Ulysses S. Grant is in the United States Capitol Rotunda.

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SIMON‚ André 17639

SIMON‚ André	17639	Autograph Letter Signed ‘André’‚ to Mrs. Prideaux‚ thanking her for the menu of the Pavilion Banquet‚ and explaining the meaning of “cafe double”. 2 pp. 8 x 6 inches‚ fine. London‚ 15 November 1956. André Simon (1877 – 1970)‚ French-born wine merchant‚ gourmet‚ and prolific writer about wine.

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WYLLIE‚ W.L. 17632

WYLLIE‚ W.L.	17632	Autograph Post Card Signed ‘W.L.Wyllie’‚ to A.B.Cooper‚ commenting on the “ugly daubs” of the present day. Postcard‚ franked‚ in good condition. Postmarked 11 August 1924. William Lionel Wyllie (1851-1931)‚ marine painter‚ illustrator and writer. “There can be no doubt that the examples set before students in the sixties and seventies were better in every way than the jazz horrors of the present day. We had Millais Hook Watts Henry and Albert Moor Walker and Pinwell. It was not the fashion to go into rapture over ugly daubs in those days and we tried to copy nature.”

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