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[William Sibbald (1789-1853), Scottish British army physician [in the Peninsular, at New Orleans, Mauritius, and Maidstone, Kent] and Deputy Assistant-Inspector to Ceylon [Sri Lanka]]

[William Sibbald, MD, Deputy Assistant-Inspector to Ceylon [Sri Lanka].] Manuscript translations [from Tamil?] of folk tales titled 'The Origin of the Kandelay Tank', 'Story of Manderapaudey' and 'The History of Santiraksen'. With fourth tale.

Sibbald was in Ceylon between 1818 and 1833. There is no indication that any of these four items have been published. One: 'The Origin of the Kandelay Tank'. 8pp., foolscap 8vo. On two bifoliums of paper with Gater watermark dated 1827. In good condition, on aged paper. Begins: 'In the Eastern...

£500.00
Alan Bennett (b.1934), English playwright, actor and author [ Ned Sherrin (1931-2007), English theatrical producer, director and author ]

[ Alan Bennett, English playwright. ] Unpublished typescript of screenplay of unmade comedy film titled 'The Vicar's Wife'.

[1] + 115 + [1]pp., 8vo. Printed on rectos only. Bound by two metal studs in yellow card covers. In fair condition, with moderate signs of age and wear. Apparent ownership inscription ('Vickers Staniforth') at head of title page, beside a number '3' in red ink. Never produced and unpublished. '...

£450.00
Alexander Graham Bell [Wilbraham Egerton, 1st Earl Egerton; The Eleventh Census of the United States, 1890; Eugene Hale; Carroll D. Wright; William Godwin Moody; Nicholas Murray Butler]

[Alexander Graham Bell.] Signed Autograph Presentation Inscription (to 'Lord Egerton') and Note, in copy of printed pamphlet: 'Communications received by Committee on the Census, United States Senate, relating to the Census Bill H. R. 1659.'

43pp., 8vo. In good condition, on aged paper, with small label (with manuscript '7') on first page. In tasteful modern grey paper wraps with white printed label on front. Bell's presentation inscription, with the first line slightly trimmed at head, is on the title page: 'Lord Egerton | with...

£500.00
Thomas de Quincey, Essayist and Addict

[ De Quincey; Carlyle ] Autograph Letter Signed Thomas De Quincey to Madam , Mrs Carlyle, 21 Comley Bank [Jane Carlyle ] about an invitation declined and a book loaned to him by Thomas Carlyle.

Three pages, 12mo, bifolium, some foxing and a repair not obscuring text which is clear and complete. He begins that, f he were free to follow his own wishes, he would consider her invitation a command but he wasn't entirely at liberty to follow my own wishes; which, until Wednesday next...

£450.00
'H. S. Merriman' ['Henry Seton Merriman', pen name of Hugh Stowell Scott (1862-1903)]

['H. S. Merriman' [pen name of Hugh Stowell Scott], Victorian author.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Henry Seton Merriman'), describing his novel 'The Sowers' as 'ancient history', regarding whose critical reception he has 'no recollection'.

2pp, 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged. In response to the unnamed female recipient's query he expresses regret that he is unable to supply her with the desired information 'respecting Press criticisms on the Sowers [his most notable work, published in 1896, which went through...

£40.00
E. V. Knox [Edmund George Valpy Knox; pen-name 'Evoe'] (1881-1971), editor of Punch, 1932-1949, essayist, poet and humorist

[E. V. Knox, editor of Punch.] Untitled Autograph Essay criticising parenting in 'the age of the child', and 'old men' behaving like 'toddlers'.

See Knox's entry in the Oxford DNB, along with those of his father and three brothers. 8pp, 4to. Paginated and complete; on eight leaves held together with a rusting paperclip. In fair condition, aged and creased. A fair copy, with occasional emendations. There is no indication that this essay...

£120.00
E. V. Knox [Edmund George Valpy Knox] (1881-1971, 'Evoe'), editor of Punch, 1932-1949, essayist, poet and humorist [Brookfield Secondary School for Girls, Highgate, London]

[E. V. Knox, editor of Punch.] Autograph Text of Prize-giving speech for speech day at Brookfield Secondary School for Girls, Highgate, with two versions of programme, and covering note.

See Knox's entry in the Oxford DNB, along with those of his father and three brothers. The school was in existence in various places and under various names between 1914 and 1965. Four items, in good condition, lightly aged. ONE: Autograph Speech by Knox, headed 'BROOKFIELD SCHOOL'. Dated 19...

£220.00
Ethel Marion Knox (1879-1958), eldest of the six children of Edmund Arbuthnott Knox, Bishop of Manchester, sister of Ronald Knox, E. V. Knox, Winifred Peck, Dillwyn Knox and Wilfred Knox

[Ethel Marion Knox, sister of Ronald Knox.] Two Autograph Letters Signed (both 'Ethel M. Knox') to 'Teddie' [her brother E. V. Knox]

The writer was the eldest of the six children of Edmund Arbuthnott Knox, Bishop of Manchester, and the only one who did not distinguish herself. See the entries of her father and her four brothers in the Oxford DNB. Both items in good condition, lightly aged. ONE: Dated 23 April 1950. Signed 'Yr...

£40.00
Katharine Asquith, Arts Patron [Ronald Knox (1888-1957), Roman Catholic cleric, author, writer of detective fiction, private chaplain to Katherine Asquith (1885-1976) [E. V. Knox; Winifred Peck]]

[Katharine Asquith describes the final illness of her private chaplain Ronald Knox to his brother E. V. Knox.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Katherine Asquith') to 'Mr. Knox', describing the final illness and death of Ronald Knox.

See the entries for Knox, his three brothers (including the recipient of this letter) and father in the Oxford DNB, together with the biography of Knox by his friend and literary executor Evelyn Waugh. Katharine Frances Asquith [née Horner] (1885-1976) converted to Catholicism in the years...

£180.00
Kenwood House; Iveagh Bequest; Ken Wood Preservation Society; London County Council

[Kenwood House (Iveagh Bequest).] Two printed items: 'London County Council.Order of Proceedings on the occasion of the opening by His Majesty the King [...] of Ken Wood' and 'Preliminary List of Members' of 'Ken Wood Preservation Council'.

Two printed items, both in fair condition, lightly aged and worn. ONE: 'London County Council. Order of Proceedings on the occasion of the opening by His Majesty the King, accompanied by Her Majesty the Queen, of Ken Wood, at 3.30 p.m., On Saturday, 18th July, 1925.' Signed in type at end by...

£150.00