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[WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE; Robert Bateman; Edward D. Johnson; Marion Harry Spielmann; Frank Falkner; Fred W. Goolden]

Letters, engravings, photographs, newspaper cuttings, etc. assembled by Robert Bateman, Curator., Whitworth Institute, Manchester, relating to the iconography and portraiture of Shakespeare.

The collection as a whole, with items varying in size from 12mo to quarto, is in good condition, if a shade grubby and with some items on discoloured paper. Features: One letter (13 May 1949, one page, octavo) from E. D. Johnson to 'Mr. Webb', about the "book of Shakespeare portraits etc" and...

£180.00
Anon. [ HMS Winchester and Admiral Sir Charles Fellowes (1823-1886), Commander in Chief, Channel Fleet; mutiny ]

[ Mutiny on HMS Winchester, 1854, and initiation ceremony for blue jackets. ] Proof of the start of an article, including a diary of 'The Winchester's Last Commission' and extract from letter by Sir Charles Fellowes.

This item appears to be a proof of the first eight pages of an unpublished 'account of the mutiny' on board HMS Winchester in the South China Seas in 1854 (while on its way to take part in the Second Burmese War, in which the Winchester's captain Granville Gower Loch (1813-1853) would be killed...

£180.00
Baron Sheffield [ John Baker Holroyd ], 1st Earl of Sheffield (1735–1821)[1], politician, agriculturalist, close friend and literary executor of Edward Gibbon

[ Baron Sheffield, Gibbon's friend ] Autograph Letter Signed "Sheffield" to an unnamed correspondent, about a work on an agricultural subject. he has been sent.

One page (with part of bifolium leaf), 12mo, sl. water-stained, fold marks, small closed tear on central tear, text clear and complete, as follows: "I delayed thanking you for your attention in sending me your work which I am satisfied I shall find highly valuable [elision of word] but I have...

£150.00
Harley Granville-Barker (1877-1946), English playwright, actor-manager, theatre director and critic [ Literary Society; Café Royal, London ]

[ Harley Granville-Barker, playwright, actor-manager and critic. ] Autograph Signature on postcard to the Manager of the Café Royal, proposing his attendance at Dinner of the Literary Society.

The postcard would appear to have been sent out by the organisers of the dinner. On one side it has the stamp and postmark, with the typed (duplicated?) address 'To the MANAGER, | Café Royal, | 68 Regent Street, | W.' On the other side is typed in black: 'I propose to attend the Dinner of the...

£15.00
Sir Andrew Noble, Bart., K.C.B., F.R.S., D.Sc., Sc.D., D.C.L. [ Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland; H. A. Greer; Herbert B. Rowell; Professor Archibald Barr; Sir James Williamson ]

[ Sir Andrew Noble, Scottish physicist. ] Offprint of paper titled 'A Sketch of the History of Propellants'. [ With account of discussion featuring H. A. Greer, Herbert B. Rowell, Professor Archibald Barr and Sir James Williamson. ]

20pp., 12mo. Stapled in grey printed wraps. In fair condition, lightly aged, in worn wraps. The paper was 'Read 4th August, 1909.' Containing five tables. Begins: 'I purpose, in this paper, to give a sketch of the history of propellants pointing out how gunpowder which for many centuries was the...

£50.00
Sir Anthony Eden, British Prime Minister [ Robert Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon (1897-1977), Conservative politician ]

[ Sir Anthony Eden, British Prime Minister. ] Autograph Signature ('Anthony Eden').

On 13 x 16 cm leaf torn from an autograph album. In good condition, lightly aged. A good firm signature, on otherwise-blank page, reading 'Anthony Eden | 1938.' From the papers of the dance teacher Phrosso Pfister, and with the reverse carrying a school table in a childish hand with her name and...

£25.00
Sherard Osborn (1822-1875), Royal Navy admiral and Arctic explorer who searched for Franklin [ Sir William Henry Allchin (1846-1912), physician ]

[ Sherard Osborn, Royal Navy admiral and arctic explorer. who searched for Sir John Franklin ] Autograph Signature on part of letter to 'Dr. Allchin'

On 4.5 x 13 cm slip torn from letter. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. The recto reads: 'Dear Dr. Allchin | Thanks for your [...]'. The reverse reads: 'Yours truly | S Osborn'.

£20.00
Sir Eric A. Carpenter [ Sir Eric Ashton Carpenter ] (1896-1973), President of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, banker and industrialist [ Association of British Chambers of Commerce ]

[ Sir Eric Ashton Carpenter, President of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce. ] Corrected Typescript of a paper titled: 'The Organisation and Functions of British Chambers of Commerce', with separate section titled 'Joint Chambers of Commerce'.

Totalling 17pp., foolscap 8vo. The main paper, 'The Organisation and Functions of British Chambers of Commerce', 14pp; the supplementary paper (separately paginated), titled 'Joint Chambers of Commerce', 3pp. Separating the two papers is a leaf carrying a faded duplicated image of a plan copied...

£250.00
Frank Miles [ George Francis Miles ] (1852-1891), artist and friend of Oscar Wilde, architect, gardener and Jack the Ripper suspect

[ Frank Miles, artist, friend of Oscar Wilde, and Jack the Ripper suspect. ] Four prints of portraits of young ladies, three of them presented as cabinet cards titled 'The Miller's Daughter', 'Rose' and 'A Little Queen. | A Study by Francis Miles'.

Wilde lived with Miles in the house in Tite Street which Miles had commissioned E. W. Godwin to build for him. Miles ended his days at Brislington House Lunatic Asylum. All four engravings are printed in black. Three (all 'Copyright') are on 13 x 9.5 cm pieces of paper, each laid down on 16.5 x...

Art and Architecture £300.00 Frank Miles
The Royal College of Surgeons of England; Sir William Scovell Savory, President; John Whitaker Hulke and Christopher Heath, Vice-Presidents

[ The Royal College of Surgeons of England. ] 'Letters Testimonial' certifying the qualification of Oliver Sunderland, signed by president Sir William Scovell Savory, vice-presidents John Whitaker Hulke and Christopher Heath and eight other surgeons.

Impressively printed in black on one side of a 58 x 43 cm sheet. In fair condition, aged and worn, with slight loss to the edge on one side, and light creasing. Impressively laid out in copperplate, beneath the College's coat of arms. The signatures are arranged in two columns, with the first...

£350.00