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(Sir James Scarlett, Lord Abinger, judge)

Draft Statement about Memorial to George Canning.

Additions and corrections, some staining not obscurring the text. It commences "The Noblemen and Gentlemen whose names are undersigned", going on to describe Canning's role in estblishing peace and the "dignity and safety of the Empire" and popular desire for recognition of his work and a...

History £100.00
<?> Hearn.

Autograph Note Signed to R. Sunter, Bookseller, Stonegate, York.

One page, 4to, spike-hole, fold and other marks, text cleaar and complete. "Sir,/ Some months back, you informed me that "The Monastic Ruins of Yorkshire would be shortly ready, and you engaged to send me a copy to my Town Agent, (Jas. [underlined] Gilbert, 49 Paternoster Row) as soon as the new...

Book Trade History £45.00
<?> Sulston [pp.Lady Jersey].

Autograph Note Signed to an unnamed bookseller.

See de Ricci, Quaritch, for Earl of Jersey, Francis Child, Osterley Park. One page, 8vo, spike-hole, sl. grubby, text readable and complete. "Lady Jersey wants to a person to come down & arrange the Library here - It w[oul]d be a work of 7 or 8 Days & requires an intelligent Person...

Book Trade History £85.00
[ Andrews, bookseller and bookbinder [?]] Lord M[oun]t Edgcumbe

Autograph Letter, third person, to "Mr Andrews" (no further information).

Four pages, 8vo, vestiges of an album page on final page, text clear and complete. He is sending some MSS. to be bound up, giving detailed instructions. He reminds Andrews of previous work, and insists on secrecy. He asks him to post (and pay for) a "foreign letter", and asks "how the Opera...

Book Trade History £75.00
[ C.H. St John Hornby, printer (Ashendene Press, etc) and collector ] Sotheby & Co.

Catalogue of the Important Collections mainly of the Writings of Charles Dickens and of other XIX Century Authors forming part of the Library of Thomas Hatton . . .

Illustrated copy - Price Two Shillings. Green printed wraps, 40pp., 8vo, wear and tear, contents shaky (staples rusting), wraps worn and sl. soiled, contents partly stained but clear and complete. St J. Hornby's copy. INSCRIBED by St John Hornby "StJH" on front on which is stamped (some faded) "...

Literature £250.00
[ Charles Dickens ] [J. Naylor?], autograph dealer.

Autograph Letter Signed, [Naylor?] to T.F.D. [Thomas Francis Dillon] Croker, with another item.

Two pages, 8vo, sl. stained but mainly good. "I have just purchased a curious and unique lot of Dickens consisting of 3 short a.l.s.s to his binder concerning some false book-backs that he wanted to fill up some spaces in his room. Along with these is a list containing several that are witty and...

Book Trade History £800.00
[ CHEVALIER D'ÉON / CHEVALIER D'EON ] Frédérick Gaillardet

Mémoires sur la Chevalière d'Éon avec son portrait d'après Latour.

Important work on one of the enigmas of the eighteenth century (1728-1810), an individual whose nature remains the subject of debate. 8vo. Pages: [4 +] xvi + 444. In original brown-leather half-binding, marble boards and endpapers, blue label on spine. In good condition. Binding worn and rubbed...

Women £100.00
[ Hugh Law ]

DRAFT Autograph letter, third person ("The Att[orney]. Gen[eral]. for Ireland")

See DNB. Two pages, 8vo, sl. stained and with remains of glue for laying down, text clear and complete as follows: "The Att. Gen. of Ireland desires to correct a passage in his answer to Mr J. McCarthys question No. 8[.] Omit 'some time after the Eviction Lord Annaly directed the dwelling h[ou]s...

History £105.00
[ Jack London ] A French Translator

Autograph letter signed, Mary-Cecile Loge, translator, to A.P. Watt, Literary Agent

Four pages, 8vo. She declines to translate "White Fang" because the similarity of its "most important scenes" to those in "The Call of the Wild" ("leading" Paris editors agree with her) would jeopardise sales, suggesting that compression into one third of the original length would be necessary....

Literature £250.00
[ John Bowyer Nichols ]

Note, third person from G. Wakeling (upholsterer) to Nichols, with Autograph Note in Nichol's hand.

Printer and antiquary. The item, 2pp., 4to, trimmed, some staining, chipped corner, hole in middle losing day from the date, comprises a note in the third person from Wakeling and some unrelated antiquarian notes in J.B. Nichols' hand. Wakeling, perhaps a funeral director as well as an...

Book Trade History £56.00