AUTOGRAPH

[Richard Casey; 16th Governor-General of Australia] Typed Letter Signed R[G?] Casey to H. Rutherford Purnell, c/o The Public Library, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia, saying that he's posting two books of his under separate cover.

Author: 
Richard Casey [Richard Gavin Gardiner Casey, Baron Casey (1890 – 1976), Australian statesman]
Publication details: 
[Printed Heading] Commonwealth Treasury, Canberra, F.C.T., 9 March 1935.
£45.00

One page, cr. 8vo, fold marks, good condition. Text: I have your letter of March 5th,and am posting to you - under separate cover - 'The World we live in' and 'Australia's place in the World'. | With my thanks for the courtesy of your letter. With additional note in his handwriting, Will be forwarded in next shipment.

[William Creech, Edinburgh publisher of Robert Burns.] Autograph Note in the third person, to fellow booksellers Messrs Bell & Bradfute, regarding 'Books in quires which he is to expose to Sale to the Trade [...] at Hunters'.

Author: 
William Creech ['Theophrastus'] (1745-1815), FRSE, Scottish bookseller and printer, for four decades the chief publisher in Edinburgh, associate of Robert Burns [Bell & Bradfute]
Publication details: 
No date or place.
£120.00

From the celebrated collection of Richard Monckton Milnes (Lord Houghton). 1p, 8vo. In fair condition, creased and lightly aged, with thin strip of paper from mount adhering to edge on blank reverse. Firmly written, with one deletion, and reading: 'Mr. Creech presents his best Compts to Messrs. Bell & Bradfute - incloses a Catalogue of Books in quires which he is to expose to Sale to the Trade upon Tuesday the 21st. - at Hunters. | Requests the favour of their company to dinner on that day at 3 oClock -'.

[Charles Pratt; America; Plantations] Section only of MS. Document (Secretarial text) Signed C. Pratt, memorialist as Attorney-General, concerning the Commissioners of Prizes and Plantations in America

Author: 
Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden (1714-1794) judge and politician.
Camden
Camden1
Publication details: 
Lincolns Inn Fields, 3 Dec. 1759.
£280.00
Camden
Camden1

Surviving section 20 x 10cm, closed tears 2.5cm, edges sl. ragged, foxing but text fully legible. See images.

[George Cornewall Lewis; the Crimean War] Autograph Note Signed G.C. Lewis to J.W. Wilkins thanking him for his essay on the Turkish Empire.

Author: 
George Cornewall Lewis [(806 – 1863), statesman and man of letters.]
Publication details: 
Kent House, 1 July 1853.
£45.00

Two pages, 12mo, an edge frayed, remnants of paper for tipping in album, minor stain, text clear and complete. Text: Pray accept my thanks for yr kindness in sending me your essay on the Turkish Empire, which I shall read with much pleasure, in reference to the important question now pending in that part of the world. The Crimean War commenced in October 1853.

[Golfers of the 30s] Signatures of Johnny Bulla (American), C.A. Whitcomb (English), Jimmy Adams (Scottish) and four others (not deciphered but see image).

Author: 
Golfers of the 30s.
Golfers
Publication details: 
Prob. 1930s.
£65.00
Golfers

Leaf removed from autograph album, 13.5 x 11cm, one rough edge (from removal), pencilled, minor stain, good condition.

[Thomas Gisborne, Anglican cleric and author, leading member of the abolitionist Clapham Sect.] Three Autograph Letters Signed to Archdeacon John Woodhouse, praising his edition of the Apocalypse, and discussing his own on 'Sunday Drilling'.

Author: 
Thomas Gisborne (1758-1846), Anglican cleric, leading member with William Wilberforce and Thomas Babington of abolitionist Clapham Sect [John Chappel Woodhouse (1749-1833), Archdeacon of Salop]
Publication details: 
All three from Yoxall Lodge. 24 February and 2 May 1806; and 25 June 1828.
£220.00

The three letters are in good condition, lightly aged and worn, with minor evidence of previous mounting in an album. ONE: 24 February 1806. 1p, 4to. Signed 'Thomas Gisborne.' The subject of the letter is Woodhouse's translation of the Apocalypse, prefixed by 'a dissertation on the divine origin of the book', published the previous year. Gisborne writes that on his 'return from Leicestershire' the previous Friday, he found Woodhouse's 'very obliging present'.

[Noel Coward] His flamboyant and characteristic signature only. See image.

Author: 
Noel Coward [Sir Noël Peirce Coward (1899 – 1973), playwright, composer, director, actor and singer].
Noel
Publication details: 
Docketed London 10.44.
£28.00
Noel

Detached page of autograph album, c. 14 x 10cm, verso, rough edge to show removal, sl. grubby but still striking. Two signatures on recto, Maurice Perrat (radio host and television, actor and voice actor French ), and another.

[Huddersfield F.C.] The Autograph Signatures of 12 Players for Huddersfield in its golden period

Author: 
Huddersfield F.C. in its pomp.
Huddersfield
Publication details: 
c.1925 [John F. Chaplin, a signatory of this collection describes himself as Trainer. He was trainer from 1922-6 (playup liverpool site)]
£350.00
Huddersfield

Page extracted from autograph book, 10 x 14cm, dulled but still clear, one edge roughened having been removed from an autograph book. Signatures of N. Christie, W. Carr, G M Lean, W.E. Roughton, J. Smith, C. Luke, W.H. Smith, J.J. Williams, H. Turner, R. Robinson, W.G.B. Bottrell, F.R. Goodall, John F. Chaplin. See image. Note: Huddersfield became the first English club to win three successive English league titles in 1925–26. The first two league titles were won under manager and pioneer Herbert Chapman, who also led the team to an FA Cup win in 1922.

[Pandit Nehru, Indira (Nehru) Gandhi and her Sons] Family Photograph of Pandit Nehru, Indira Gandhi and her two sons, Rajiv and Sanjay. With, on reverse, a signed greetings from Indira Gandhi.

Author: 
Pandit [Jawaharlal] Nehru, Indira [Nehru] Gandhi and her Sons, with dog.
Nehru
Nehru reverse
Publication details: 
Printed label on reverse, New Delhi 1959-60.
£1,500.00
Nehru
Nehru reverse

Photograph, c.16 x 11.5cm, very good condition, tipped on to card of same size crudely taped,and with wire for hanging as with a picture, with inscription on verso, All good wishes for the New Year | Indira Gandhi. Some philistine has added to the inscription in blue ink and capitals, WITH THE PRIME MINISTER | AND HIS | GRANDSONS. See images. Note: I've not found the image on Google Images.

[Valentín Gómez Farías; Mexico] Signature with final flourish only. See image.

Author: 
Valentin Gomez Farias [(1781 – 1858), President of Mexico twice.].
Mexico
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£350.00
Mexico

Piece of paper 9 x 2.5cm, laid down on slightly larger card, with docketing President 1835, sl. grubby but clear and bold. Notes (from Wikipedia): A. President of Mexico during two main periods: one in the early 1830s and one in the late 1840s, when he served as president during the Mexican-American War. In his first term, he enacted significant liberal reforms that were aimed at undermining the power of the Roman Catholic Church and the army in Mexico ; The Mexican Cession consisted of present-day U.S.

[Nathan M. Rothschild; Lionel de Rothschild] Promissory Note Signed H.C. Smithson and [?] Hall to an unholsterer called William Banting; countersigned by N.M. Rothschild and L[N?] Rothschild [Lionel de Rothschild presumably]

Author: 
[Nathan M. Rothschild; Lionel de Rothschild prob.]
Rothschild
Rothschild2
Publication details: 
Paris, 16 November 1832.
£400.00
Rothschild
Rothschild2

See images for content. Paper, 19.5 x 9cm, creasing, minor damage. A £100 payment Seven days at the sight [...] for value received as per advice. Attached: small paper, 6 x 4.5cm, printed heading Venn & Son, Notaries [with address] with MS note Present when due | Notl Charges [printed] 3/6.

[Domhnall MacEacharn; Gaelic Poet] Autograph Lines in Gaelic signed 'Domhnall MacEacharn'.

Author: 
Domhnall MacEacharn [Donald MacKechnie]
Gaelic
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£56.00
Gaelic

Paper, 11 x 7cm, probably from an album (another signature on reverse (Florence Steel)), laid down on larger piece of paper, on the dingy side but text clear and apparently complete. Docketed Donald MacKechnie | Gaelic Poet.

[Israel Gollancz; Scholar] Bold Autograph Signature Only, Israel Gollancz. See image.

Author: 
Israel Gollancz [Sir Israel Gollancz (1863 – 1930), scholar of early English literature and of Shakespeare].
Israel
Publication details: 
Docketed in pencil 24.12.26.
£28.00
Israel

Card, 9 x 6cm. very good condition.

[Alison Uttley] Signature only Alison Uttley.

Author: 
Alison Uttley, children's author
Publication details: 
No place or date
£25.00

Piece of paper, 7 x 2cm, good clear signature. See image.

[Dodie Smith] Autograph Note Signed Dodie to Popie (W. Macqueen-Pope, theatre historian) about an unexpected lunch.

Author: 
Dodie Smith [Dorothy Gladys Smith], children's author and playwright, best known for 'The Hundred and One Dalmatians' .
Publication details: 
[Headed] The Barretts, Finchingfield, Essex, 4 September 1958.
£45.00

One page, 12mo, very good condition. I was so astonished to find I was lunching with you to-day, instead of with dear Marie Lohr. It was very naughty of you - but also very charming. Anyway, I enjoyed both your conversation and your courtesy. Such graceful acts are rare nowadays.

[Marechal Berthier] Autograph Subscription to a Letter, signed Berthier (see image),

Author: 
Louis-Alexandre Berthier ( 1753 – 1815) (Minister of War and chief of staff to Napoleon)
Berthier
Publication details: 
No Place or Date.
£56.00
Berthier

Part of letter, 18.5 x 10, stained and grubby but text clear (see image), laid down on another piece of paper of the same size, as follows: Recevez, Monsieur le Comte, l'assurance de ma plus haute consideration | Le Prince de Wagram et de Neuchatel | Vice-connétable | Berthier ||

[J. D'Auban, choreographer of Savoy Operas] Autograph Letter Third Person to a Mrs Terrell thanking her for her appreciation and anticipating a photograph.

Author: 
J. D'Auban [Frederick John D'Auban (1842 -1922), dancer, choreographer and actor. He is best remembered as the choreographer of many of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas.]
Auban
Publication details: 
[Professionalised Headed Notepaper] London, 28 July 1887.
£56.00
Auban

Two pages, 8vo, with attractive printed self-advertisement occupying one third of the page, good condition. Printed text commences J. D'Auban | Professor of Dancing and Ballet Master | Theatres Royal | Drury Lane and Gaiety [list of theatres followed by] ACADEMY | For Instruction in Stage Dancing | In all styles, | 166, High Holborn. See image.

[Frank A. Nankivell; Australian Artist] Autograph Note Signed FrankANankivell to Mr. [Howes] Norris, autograph collector, jocularly replying with his autograph.

Author: 
Frank A. Nankivell [Frank Arthur Nankivell (1869–1959) was an Australian artist and political cartoonist, known for his caricatures in publications such as Puck.]
Nankivell
Publication details: 
[Printed Heading] The Autograph Collection of Howes Norris, Jr. Place & date by Nankivell, 50 S. Washington Sq. N.Y. City, 23 Feb. 1909,
£150.00
Nankivell

One page, 12mo, bottom edge stained but not obscuring a 5 x 3cm pencil sketch of a woman with big hair (see image), mainly good condition. Text: To be convicted for a term at hard labor - viz:- attending to one's correspondence - Terrible! | My intentions are of the best but unfortunately the letters remain unanswered - | So I hope now to be pardoned and remain | Yours very truly [...].

[3rd Earl Grey; Guiana] Substantial Autograph Letter Signed Grey to Thomas Baring who has requested advice on the latter's eventual petition (3 July 1857) of the immigration of free labour [as opposed to slaves as in the USA) into Guiana.

Author: 
Henry George Grey, 3rd Earl Grey (1802 – 1894), statesman, sometime Under-Secretary of State for War and the Colonies and later Colonial Secretary.
Publication details: 
Howick, 25 June 1857
£100.00

Six pages, 12mo, good condition. He finds it difficult to give advice because of his being so imperfectly informed as to the present state of the question of immigration into Guiana.

[National Arts-Collections Fund, now known as the Art Fund] A Collection of Letters from Lord Balcarres to Arthur a Beckett Terrell (all signed 'Balcarres') re. the business of the fledgling National Arts-Collections Fund..

Author: 
[National Arts-Collections Fund, now known as the Art Fund]
Publication details: 
1906-1912.
£350.00

8 Typed Letters, 4to, 2 of two pages, others one page; 1 Typed Letter, 12mo, one page; one PC; one Autograph Letter, 12mo, one page; all Signed Balcarres with one TLS signed I Spielmann [Isidore Spielmann], writing on behalf of Balcarres. A. Postcard, 10 June [1909]: Asquith ]Prime Minister] will receive a private deput[atio]n next week - will write again Note: David Alexander Edward Lindsay, 27th Earl of Crawford and 10th Earl of Balcarres, (1871 - 1940), styled Lord Balcarres or Lord Balniel between 1880 and 1913, was a British Conservative politician and art connoisseur.

[Dorothy Billson, Gymnast] Signature with title, Dorothy Billson | English Champion Gymnast. | May 6th 1924.

Author: 
Dorothy Billson, British Gymnastics Women’s Champions, 1924-6.
Publication details: 
1924.
£25.00

Piece of paper (part of autograph book page?), 11 x 4.5, clipping not quite regular, one edge stained, text clear.

[Bishop Alexander Cameron and others; Manuscript] Heritable Bond signed on every page by Bishop Alexander Cameron, Alexander Badenoch, Alexander Dick (accountant), George Brown (lawyer), James Francis Kyle (became RC Bishop in 1827)

Author: 
Dr Alexander Cameron [(1747–1828), Roman Catholic bishop who served as the Vicar Apostolic of the Lowland District, Scotland]., and Others
Publication details: 
Edinburgh, 1814
£120.00

MS.11 pages, folio, bound with string, last page dusted and grubby, mainly good condition. All pages have the five signatures. Image of first page available.

[George, Duke of Marlborough] Autograph Note Signed Marlborough to My Lord [not known] about Oxford Yeomanry.

Author: 
George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough (1739 – 1817), sometime Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, courtier, nobleman, and politician
Publication details: 
Blenheim, [ Aug 1807?]
£85.00

Half a 12mo page, fold mark, good condition. I have the Honor to transmit to your Lordship this Letter which I have received from two of the officers commanding Troops of Yeomanry in the County of Oxford. See image. These letters are NOT present.

[Bill Burgess; T.W.Burgess, Channel swimmer] Signature Only T W Burgess

Author: 
Thomas William Burgess (1872 – 1950), second person to successfully complete a swim of the English Channel after Matthew Webb.
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£35.00

Green Card, 9 x 6cm, laid down on small album page sl. larger than the card, Some creases at corner and across the B of Burgess, sl. soiled but signature clear. See image.

[Dorothy Billson, Gymnast] Signature with title, Dorothy Billson | English Champion Gymnast. | May 6th 1924.

Author: 
Dorothy Billson, British Gymnastics Women’s Champions, 1924-6.
Publication details: 
1924.
£25.00

Piece of paper (part of autograph book page?), 11 x 4.5, clipping not quite regular, one edge stained, text clear.

[Bishop Alexander Cameron and others; Manuscript] Heritable Bond signed on every page by Bishop Alexander Cameron, Alexander Badenoch, Alexander Dick (accountant), George Brown (lawyer), James Francis Kyle (became RC Bishop in 1827)

Author: 
Dr Alexander Cameron [(1747–1828), Roman Catholic bishop who served as the Vicar Apostolic of the Lowland District, Scotland]., and Others
Edinburgh
Publication details: 
Edinburgh, 1814
£120.00
Edinburgh

MS.11 pages, folio, bound with string, last page dusted and grubby, mainly good condition. All pages have the five signatures. Image of first page available.

[George, Duke of Marlborough] Autograph Note Signed Marlborough to My Lord [not known] about Oxford Yeomanry.

Author: 
George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough (1739 – 1817), sometime Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, courtier, nobleman, and politician
Marlborough
Publication details: 
Blenheim, [ Aug 1807?]
£85.00
Marlborough

Half a 12mo page, fold mark, good condition. I have the Honor to transmit to your Lordship this Letter which I have received from two of the officers commanding Troops of Yeomanry in the County of Oxford. See image. These letters are NOT present.

[Bill Burgess; T.W.Burgess, Channel swimmer] Signature Only T W Burgess

Author: 
Thomas William Burgess (1872 – 1950), second person to successfully complete a swim of the English Channel after Matthew Webb.
Burgess
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£35.00
Burgess

Green Card, 9 x 6cm, laid down on small album page sl. larger than the card, Some creases at corner and across the B of Burgess, sl. soiled but signature clear. See image.

[National Arts-Collections Fund, now known as the Art Fund] A Collection of Letters from Lord Balcarres to Arthur a Beckett Terrell (all signed 'Balcarres') re. the business of the fledgling National Arts-Collections Fund..

Author: 
[National Arts-Collections Fund, now known as the Art Fund]
Publication details: 
1906-1912.
£350.00

8 Typed Letters, 4to, 2 of two pages, others one page; 1 Typed Letter, 12mo, one page; one PC; one Autograph Letter, 12mo, one page; all Signed Balcarres with one TLS signed I Spielmann [Isidore Spielmann], writing on behalf of Balcarres. A. Postcard, 10 June [1909]: Asquith ]Prime Minister] will receive a private deput[atio]n next week - will write again Note: David Alexander Edward Lindsay, 27th Earl of Crawford and 10th Earl of Balcarres, (1871 - 1940), styled Lord Balcarres or Lord Balniel between 1880 and 1913, was a British Conservative politician and art connoisseur.

[Melton Prior, artist] Autograph Letter Signed Melton-Prior to Sir Augustus Harris [actor, impresario, and dramatist]

Author: 
Melton Prior (1845 – 1910), artist and war correspondent.
Publication details: 
[Headed] Millington, Newstead Road, Lee, Kent, 31 October 1893.
£56.00

Three pages, 12mo, bifolium, good condition. I scarcely know how to thank you for the very handsome present which I received this afternoon, & cannot help feeling that the slight services I was able to render in connection with 'A Life of Pleasure' [subject the Burmese War which Prior had covered] certainly did not warrant any recognition at all, but I accept it with pleasure and am very proud to think you number me as one of the Servants of The High Priest 'Druriolanus'. My wife desires [...]

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