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Arnold Henry Savage Landor (1865-1924), painter, explorer, writer, and anthropologist, grandson of the poet Walter Savage Landor

[Arnold Henry Savage Landor, painter, explorer, writer and anthropologist, grandson of the poet Walter Savage Landor.] Autograph Note Signed ('A H Savage Landor') to 'Capt How', making arrangements for a meeting.

1p, 12mo. On bifolium with mourning border. In fair condition, lightly creased and worn. Folded once. Reads: 'Dear Capt [How?], | I am expecting you to morrow Thursday at Princes Restaurant 1.30 pm | Yrs vy sincerely | A H Savage Landor.' Endorsed in pencil on reverse: 'author of IN THE...

£45.00
Capel Lofft [Capel Loft; Capell Loft] (1751-1824), radical editor and author [John Rackham (c.1760-1824) of Bury St Edmunds, printer and bookseller; John Milton]

[Capel Lofft, radical editor and author.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Capel Lofft') to his printer and publisher John Rackham of Bury St Edmunds, describing his plans for an edition of Milton's Paradise Lost, with unusual punctuation.

Lofft's edition of Paradise Lost was printed and published by the recipient of this letter John Rackham in 1792. The title-page states that Milton's poem has been 'Printed from the first and second edition collated. The original system of orthography restored; the punctuation corrected and...

£250.00
Cecil Aldin [Cecil Charles Windsor Aldin] (1870-1935), artist and illustrator of animals, hunting scenes and rural life

[Cecil Aldin, artist of hunting scenes, animals and rural life.] Autograph Note Signed ('Cecil Aldin'), sending 'p o – o & stamps' in settlement of an account.

1p, 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged. The slightest loss to margin at one edge. Good bold signature. Reads: 'Dear Sir | Enclosed please find p. o – o [i.e. postal order?] & stamps in settlement of enclosed | Yrs faithfully | Cecil Aldin'.

£60.00
Douglas Jerrold [Douglas William Jerrold] (1803-1857), dramatist and author, leading contributor to Punch [Frederick Mullett Evans (1804-1870) of the London publishers Bradbury and Evans]

[Douglas Jerrold, dramatist and leading contributor to Punch.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Douglas Jerrold') to 'Evans' (publisher F. M. Evans?), regretting that he cannot join him, due to the demands of 'The fiend Jones' and the Shilling Magazine.

1p, 16mo. In good condition, lightly aged. The letter refers to 'Douglas Jerrold's Shilling Magazine', a short-lived radical monthly, sponsored by Punch in the mid-1840s. Begins: 'Dear Evans/ | I just missed your letter of yesterday – going out before post, and returning too late for it;...

£40.00
Élie Halévy [Elie Halevy] (1870-1937), French historian, author of an influential history of nineteenth-century Britain

[Elie Halevy, French historian.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Elie Halévy'), in English, responding to 'objections' of 'professor Davis', giving his assessment of 'the Edwardian years', and contrasting his 'spirit' with that of Lytton Strachey.

8pp, 12mo. On two attached bifoliums. In good condition, lightly aged, with slight damage to margin of first leaf. Folded once. A long letter, closely and neatly written in English, responding to 'objections' to his 'Épilogue 1. Les impérialistes au pouvoir: 1895-1914' (1926), giving his...

£220.00
Jean-Baptiste-Antoine Suard (1732–1817), French journalist, translator and man of letters during the Age of Enlightenment.

[ Suard ] Autograph Note Signed "Suard" referring to "Monsieur Panckoucke" and Rousseau. In French, some of which had me struggling.

One page, 8vo, small chip, otherwise complete and in good condition. "J'ai recu de Monsieur Panckoucke la [somme?] de Douze cent cinquante livres pour [...?] premiers moin de cette annee de la redevance du Journal historique & politique de Geneve,. Sur laquelle [fourni?] de 1250 il a ete...

£450.00
John MacWhirter (1839-1911), Scottish landscape painter [Sir William Agnew (1825-1910), London art dealer]

[John MacWhirter, Scottish landscape painter.] Autograph Letter Signed ('J MacWhirter') to 'W. Agnew Esq', i.e. the London art dealer Sir William Agnew, thanking him for his 'generous praise', and praising him in turn, in contrast to 'the Critics'.

2pp, 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged, with traces of mount adhering to blank reverse of second leaf. A white label has been stuck over the letter's salutation, but MacWhirter writes the name of the recipient at the end of the letter: 'W. Agnew Esq'. He cannot express the pleasure...

£50.00
Joseph Hunter (1783-1861), Sheffield antiquary and Assistant Keeper of Public Records, whose papers are now at the British Library [William Leigh Mellish of Hodsock Priory, Nottinghamshire]

[Joseph Hunter, Sheffield antiquary.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Joseph Hunter') [to Miss Mellish], regarding Hodsock Priory and other antiquarian matters.

3pp, 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds. The recipient is not named, but would appear to be a relation (sister?) of William Leigh Mellish (1813-1864), who would inherit Hodsock Priory in Nottinghamshire from his cousin Anne Chambers in the following...

£45.00
Lionel Edwards and Harold Frank Wallace

[ Lionel Edwards letters inserted etc; Book ] Hunting & Stalking the Deer. The pursuit of Red, Fallow and Roe Deer in England and Scotland.

Extra-illustrated and with Autograph Letters by Edwards and others tipped in. Blue cloth gt, 274pp., 4to, colour plates etc, damage to spine (partly detached), some damp stains on covers, hinge strains. INSCRIBED by Lionel Edwrds fr. ep "To Brig.Gen. Cowie | With the | author's | Compliments...

£650.00
Lyon Playfair, 1st Baron Playfair [Lord Playfair] (1818-1898), chemist and Liberal politician, born in India of Scottish extraction

[Lyon Playfair, chemist and Liberal politician.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Lyon Playfair'), discussing the education of teachers, and a pamphlet on a parliamentary bill on the subject.

3pp, 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged, folded twice. The recipient is not named. Begins: 'Dear Sir | I am much obliged to you for your Pamphlet, & agree with you that there is a serious deficiency in the Bill in not securing a Practical Proof of Teaching Power.' He finds the...

£50.00