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J. H. Shorthouse [Joseph Henry Shorthouse (1834–March 1903), novelist, author of "John Inglesant."

[ J.H. Shorthouse, novelist ] Autograph Letter Signed "J Henry Shorthouse" to "Fras S.G. Gardner-Brown", about his 'philosophical' novel, John Inglesant.

Four pages, 12mo, bifolium, fold mark, vestiges of tipping into album, text clear and complete, good to very good condition. "I am very pleased that you have found anything that I have written a help to you and especially to find that in your opinion a perusal of 'John Inglesant' is calculated...

Alfred Crowquill' (Alfred Henry Forrester, 1804-1872), comic writer and illustrator [Punch; Effingham Wilson]

Advertisement, in the form of an illustration, for the magazine 'It: a comic perennial, in prose and verse'.

One page. Dimensions of illustration roughly seven and a half inches by five and a half wide. A frail survival, aged and creased, but with illustration clear and complete. Glue stains from previous mounting on rear. Unusual and striking illustration, consisting of grotesque caricatures of two...

Book Trade History £120.00
'Uncle Tim' [Richard Lower (1782-1865)] ['Pure Wessex Doggerel'; Sussex dialect; Lewes]

[Printed pamphlet.] Tom Cladpole's Jurney To Lunnun; Shewing the many Difficulties he met with, and How he got safe Home at Last. Told by himself and written in pure Wessex Doggerel, By his Uncle Tim.

34 + [1]pp., 12mo. In fair condition, on aged paper, a little ruckled. Advertisement for 'Jan Cladpole's Trip to Merricur' ('Just published') on last page. A three-page preface is followed by the poem, in 152 four-line stanzas, with pp.33-34 carrying another poem titled 'Tom Cladpole's Return'....

Literature £60.00
'Alfred Savoir' (1883-1934, pen name of Alfred Poznanski), French dramatist and editor of Polish/jewish extraction

Autograph Letter Signed ('Alfred Savoir'), in French, to 'Monsieur le Major'.

One page, quarto. Good, on lightly aged and creased paper, with strip from mount adhering to right-hand margin. He is pleased to be of assistance to General Ponsonby and his officers, and is happy to agree to the authorisation for Banso, as far as it concerns him. His English rights have been...

French £75.00
Allen Raine' (Ann Adaliza Puddicombe, nee Evans, 1836-1908), British novelist, known as 'the Welsh Catherine Cookson'

Autograph Note Signed (' "Allen Raine" ') to unnamed male correspondent.

One page, 12mo, on mourning paper. Aged and cropped at foot. Dusty, and with minor paperclip stains to edges, and traces of previous mount on reverse. Reads 'Dear Sir, | I have much pleasure in sending you my Autograph. | Yours truly | "Allen Raine" '. Four-line cutting giving printed biography...

Literature £30.00
Ape' [Carlo Pellegrini (1838-89)], Victorian caricaturist; Sir Anthony Panizzi (1797-1879), Chief Librarian at the British Museum

Lithographic caricature of Panizzi by 'Ape' ['Men of the Day. No 77'], with letterpress.

Paper dimensions roughly fifteen inches by ten and a half wide; print dimensions twelve inches by seven and a quarter wide. Good clear image with border a little dusty and aged. Full-length image of a dour Panizzi standing at a desk holding a book. Page of letterpress on separate leaf of same...

Book Trade History £80.00
Aubin, imprimeur-libraire, à Aix, et à Arles, même maison' [the French nineteenth-century book trade]

Long manuscript list of books required.

4to, 2 pp. Apparently the first leaf of the list only. On aged paper, with wear and chipping to extremities, but with text entirely legible. The letterhead carries an engraving (6.5 x 9.5 cm) of a pile of books, quill pen and ink pot, with text advertising the 'Imprimerie, Librairie et Cabinet...

French £56.00
B. R.' [Professor Benjamin H. Rand (1827-1883); James Frederick Ferrier (1808-1864)]

Abstract of Ferrier's Greek Philosophy [with notice of Ferrier's life].

8vo, 20pp. Stitched. Disbound. In original grey printed wraps (with 'VOL. II.' deleted in blue pencil at foot of title). Fair, on aged paper, with wear and loss to grubby wraps. Ownership inscription on front wrap: 'Henry Norman, April 26. 1881. G.18.' Signed in type 'B. R.' at foot of last page...

Royalty £125.00
Barry Cornwall' [Bryan Waller Procter (1787-1874)], English poet and friend of Charles Lamb [William Jerdan, editor of the Literary Gazette]

Autograph Note [to Jerdan?].

On upper half of a piece of quarto paper, unevenly torn to make a piece roughly 11 x 18.5 cm. Fair: on aged paper. Part of address from previous letter to 'W. Jerdan <...> | 267 Strand <...>' on reverse, which is docketed 'Procter | Miss Proby | Cornwalls poems'. Reads 'I inclose you...

Literature £38.00
Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill (1794-1840), aristocrat and army officer, second son of the fifth Duke of Marlborough [London theatres]

Autograph Letter Signed ('Churchill') to unnmamed male correspondent, regarding a plan to establish a new London theatre.

4to, 3 pp. Bifolium. Fifty lines of text. Clear and complete. Good, on lightly-aged and worn paper. He is willing 'to become a Patronizer' of the 'Society', and gives directions regarding shares. Suggests that 'the Committee should be a little more dovetailed with men of Rank & M.P.s as...

Music and Theatre £125.00 Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill, aristocrat and army officer, Letter on ne Theatr