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J. J. Bell' [John Joy Bell] (1871-1934), Scottish journalist [G. K. Chesterton; Glasgow University]

Autograph Letter Signed ('J. J. Bell.') to J. Gordon Murdoch, regarding G. K. Chesterton's candidacy for the Rectorship of the University of Glasgow.

12mo, 1 p. Twelve lines. Good, on lightly-aged paper. He has had Murdoch's letter 'lying by me in the hope that I might meet someone here who knew G.K.C., or knew his work well enough to tell me something of interest - for, alas, I must confess to ignorance'. As he has not been 'fortunate', he...

Literature £35.00
James Bridie' (Osborne Henry Mavor,1888-1951), Scottish playwright, screenwriter and surgeon

Typed Note Signed ('O. H. Mavor. | James Briddie') to Rev. E. J. F. Davies.

One page, 12mo. Very good. 'Do forgive my delay. I had lost your letter!'

Literature £30.00
James Philpott (Trained Certificated Schoolmaster).' [Newcastle-on-Tyne; education]

Our Abominable Schools.

8vo, ii + 29 pp. In original printed wraps. Text clear and complete. On aged and lightly-creased paper, with rusty staples, and wraps detached and repaired internally along spine. Wraps worn and discoloured. Ownership signature at head of front wrap.A little ink underlining, with occasional...

Social history £185.00
John Oliver Hobbes' (Pearl Mary-Teresa Craigie, nee Richards, 1867-1906), Anglo-American Catholic novelist

Autograph Note Signed ('Pearl Mary-Teresa Craigie') to unnamed male correspondent.

One page, 12mo. On aged and spotted paper, with traces of previous mount on reverse. Craigie's 'PMTC' monogram in top left-hand corner, and a red '45' in a red circle in top right-hand. Fourteen-line biographical cutting laid down along one edge. Reads 'Dear Sir | I have much pleasure in sending...

Women £50.00
John Oxenham' (William Arthur Dunkerley, 1852-1941), British journalist, poet and novelist

Autograph Note Signed ('John Oxenham') to 'Master M. Bull'.

One page, 12mo. Very good, on lightly aged paper mounted on piece of card. Reads 'London | July 28/13 | Master M. Bull | I append autograph as requested | Yours truly | John Oxenham'.

Literature £10.00
John Strange Winter' [pen-name of Mrs. Arthur Stannard (Henrietta Eliza Vaughan Stannard, nee Palmer) (1856-1911)], English novelist

Autograph Letter Signed ('Henrietta E. V. Stannard') to 'Mrs. Doyle'.

12mo, 2 pp. Landscape (roughly 13 x 20.5 cm). Fair, on aged and worn paper. A difficult hand with some doubtful passages. She thanks her for 'those lovely lilies', which are 'still alive'. She apologises for missing an appointment. 'I am better but a poor thing still.' She is glad the recipient...

Women £30.00
Lewis Carroll' [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] [Alice in Wonderland]

Printed handbill 'ADVERTISEMENT' concerning the recall of the 'Sixtieth Thousand' of 'Through the Looking Glass'.

On one side of a piece of wove paper roughly 18 x 12 cm. Headed 'ADVERTISEMENT.' and signed in type 'LEWIS CARROLL. | Christmas, 1893.' Twenty-eight lines of text. In good condition on lightly-aged and spotted paper. Begins 'For over 25 years, I have made it my chief object, with regard to my...

Literature £175.00 Lewis Carroll, Advertisment, Handbill
Lewis Melville' [Lewis S. Benjamin (1874-1932)], English author and actor

Autograph Letter Signed ('Lewis Melville') to Messrs George Routledge & Sons, Ltd.

12mo, 1 p. 7 lines of closely-written text. Clear and complete. On aged and slightly-grubby paper. He has received their letter regarding his 'Life of Thackeray', and appreciates 'the reason for your delay in deciding whether or no to issue a cheap edition. Undoubtedly the inclusion of my book...

Book Trade History £28.00
Max O'Rell' (Paul Blouet, 1848-1903), French humorous writer and journalist, Editor of the Paris 'Figaro'

Autograph Letter Signed ('Paul Blouët') in English to unnamed correspondent.

One page, 12mo. Very good on lightly aged paper. Giving details of a proposed lecture. He was to have been in Salford, Manchester, but the dates have been changed. Can only offer two dates. '<?> the two years' <?> has been a huge success & a most interesting journey by which we...

Literature £45.00
Max O'Rell' (Paul Blouet, 1848-1903), French satirical author and journalist

Autograph Signature on card.

Dimensions of card roughly two and three-quarter inches by four inches wide. Good, with light creasing to corners. Clear signature reads 'Yours very sincerely | Max O'Rell | 18 March 1895'.

Literature £10.00