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Pierre Hyacinthe Azaïs (1766-1845), French philosopher promoted by Napoleon Bonaparte [François Guizot [François Pierre Guillaume Guizot], French historian and statesman, Prime Minister of France]

[Pierre Hyacinthe Azaïs, French philosopher.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Azaïs.'), in French, to 'Monsieur le Ministre' [François Guizot], discussing his work and health, and the 'Peuple Francais', and asking to be nominated to the Academy of Sciences

7pp, 4to. On two bifoliums. In good condition, lightly aged, with the two bifoliums attached to one another and to a stub from mount. From the celebrated manuscript collection of Richard Monckton Milnes (Lord Houghton). The government minister addressed in the letter is not named, but is clearly...

Thomas Hood (1799 – 1845), poet, author and humorist.

[Thomas Hood, poet, humourist] Subscription and signature only Very truly yours | Thos: Hood

Paper, 8 x 3cm, clipped from letter, sl. stain at top not affecting text, good condition. See image.

William Crookes [Sir William Crookes (1832 – 1919), chemist and physicist who worked on spectroscopy]

[William Crookes, chemist & physicist] Bold Signature only William Crookes.

Signature only on paper,c.9 x 3cm, irregular, laid down on larger paper. See image.

A.P.F. Chapman [Arthur Percy Frank Chapman (1900 – 1961), Kent cricketer who captained the England cricket team between 1926 and 1931.

[Percy Chapman, cricketer] Signature only A.P.F. Chapman underlined. with signature Tennyson. See image

Page torn from album, 16 x 13cm, one rough edge left, corner clipped left. Tennyson would be a titled descendant of the poet.

Social history £25.00 Cricket
Dillwyn Knox [Alfred Dillwyn Dilly Knox, (1884 – 1943), classics scholar and papyrologist at King's College, Cambridge and a codebreaker].

[Dilly Knox, codebreaker] Autograph Letter Signed Dillwyn (with single curled l representing the double ll) to Teddy [family nickname for Edmund Valpy Knox], otherwise spelt Teddie

One page, 12mo, good condition. My dear Teddy, | Very many thanks indeed & I wish I had had your letter a day earlier. Unfortunately we have booked rooms at Newton Ferrers on the Yealm & I had already sent a deposit. The idea sounds lob=vely if [underlined] there were retainers to the...

History £220.00
George Roland Halkett (1855-1918), cartoonist [John Redmond; Herbert Henry Asquith; David Lloyd George; Winston Churchill; Irish Home Rule; Eire]

[Irish Independence] Striking original coloured Conservative Party election poster by Halkett, captioned 'Their Irish Master', showing John Redmond, with flag of 'IRISH INDEPENDENCE', leading Asquith, Lloyd George, Winston Churchill by the nose..

Lithograph. Landscape, 51 x 76 cm. In fair though fragile condition and worthy of framing, although aged and with a few small holes repaired. Weakened folds mainly repaired on reverse.. A determined Redmond marches to the right of the picture, large green flag of 'IRISH INDEPENDENCE' over his...

History £500.00 Ireland
Gurdit Singh Dara (Bar[rister]-at-Law, Lahore) [Mrs Sarojini Naidu, Activist]

[Gurdit Singh Dara, Activist; Indian Independence; Pamphlet] Government of India In Miniature at 21 Cromwell Road, London. WITH additional related material from the Cromwell Road papers.

Pamphlet from the Papers of the objective of the attack, 21 Cromwell Road, 15pp. 8vo, grey paper wraps, stapled together (staples rusted), small rust mark on cover, one punch-hole, marginally affecting the printed text. No other copy recorded (on WorldCat or COPAC). Annotated in pencil, probably...

History £850.00
John Timbs (1801-1875), antiquary and journalist, editor of The Literary World and sub-editor of the Illustrated London News

[John Timbs] Autograph Letter Signed from the antiquary John Timbs to an unnamed correspondent, regarding a portrait in the Illustrated London News.

1p., 12mo. Good, on lightly-aged paper, with small scrap from white label adhering to a margin. He explains that the reason that a letter has not been forwarded to him is that he has not, 'for years, had to do with the management of the Illustrated London News', although he does contribute to it...

Perse School, Cambridge.

[Perse School Cambridge] The Perse School, Cambridge: Miscellaneous Papers, 1902-1934

The Perse School ('Cambridge's oldest surviving secondary school') was founded for one hundred boys in 1615 by the will of Stephen Perse, a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College.The material in the present collection dates from the ground-breaking headmastership of W. H. D. Rouse (1863-1950; see...

Sir Joseph Austen Chamberlain or Edwin Montagu, as Secretary of State for India [Indian Students' Friends' Society]

[British Secretary of State for India's response to 'grievances from which it is alleged that Indian students suffered'.] Pamphlet titled 'Memorandum on the Position of Indian Students in the United Kingdom.'

The Secretary of State for India's memorandum is printed here without a date, so it is unclear whether it was written by Sir Joseph Austen Chamberlain or his successor (from July 1917) Edwin Montagu. 26pp, 8vo. Stapled and in grey wraps with title on cover: 'MEMORANDUM | ON THE | Position of...