autograph.

[Josephine Bell, crime writer] A collection of autograph letters.

Author: 
Josephine Bell.
Publication details: 
1958-1960.
£250.00

Detective Story Writer, sometime Chairman of the Crime Writers Association (1959/60). 14 ALSs, TLSs and TNSs, total 17pp., 8vo and 4to, 1958-1960, about CWA affairs - finances, the Dinner (with some incoming correspondence), the Japanese CWA, news from members, meetings, royalties on CWA Anthologies, an agent's malfeasance, a newspaper serial, Lorna Graeme's illness and death (see Bruce Graeme below), Sir Alan Herbert's Literary Project (Public Lending Rights), and the Society of Authors.

Autograph Letter Signed "L.F. Salzman", economic historian, to Robert Lynd, essayist.

Author: 
Louis Francis Salzman (1878-1971), British economic historian.
Publication details: 
Cambridge, [1928].
£85.00

ALS, 14 Brookside, Cambridge; 19 August [1928], 2pp., 12mo. Written on returning the proofs of two articles. 'I see you have cut out my proof of the early intrusion of the Friar Tuck element into the Robin Hood cycle: - the only piece of information in the article which a student could not easily find elsewhere! However, I don't suppose any students will bother about any part of these articles except the Bibliographies, so it probably doesn't matter.' He continues with a few scholarly points.

Autograph Receipt Signed (J. Stockdale, publisher)

Author: 
T. Bensley.
Publication details: 
31/01/95
£85.00

Printer (d.1833). One page, c.7 x 3", signs of laying down, some marking but text decipherable. "Recd Jany 31, 1795, of Mr. John Stockdale by a Note at Ten Months) the Sum of Four Hundred & Seventeen Pounds 18/- for Printing & Hotpressing Perry's Pocket Dictionary, as per Bill delivered./ T. Bensley./ £417.18.0" Prob. William Perry's "General Dictionary of English Language" (Stockdale, London, 1795).

Autograph Letter Signed to [L. Williams](an artist).

Author: 
Barbara Hofland.
Publication details: 
Holborn, Postmark [1833?]
£100.00

Novelist (1770-1844)(DNB). One page, 4to, bifoliate (blank except for Williams' name and address), some marking but text clear and complete. "I am much pleased with the design inclosed but have to observe that I think the tall boy a little too tall and that his trousers have more the look of a young sailor than those of e gentleman - the farmer boy is excellent - the lake scene very prettty and the whole satisfactory. I had great pleasure in naming you as an artist of great promise to Mr Newman who does a great deal of business & is a very worthy man and good judge of art . . . N.B.

Autograph Letter Signed to an unknown correspondent.

Author: 
George Canning.
Publication details: 
Lisbon, 18 April 1815
£75.00

Prime Minister (1770-1827), signed “G.C.”, 2pp., 8vo, good. He acknowledges correspondence and asks for copies of the “Civil ListPapers laid upon the House of Commons this year” and those of last year.He could borrow these from a “Mr Backhouse” but would rather not“break in upon his set”.

Documents Signed by Campbell and Clifford relating to an Officer in the Government of the Falklands Islands, with related material.

Author: 
Colin Campbell and Miles Clifford.
Publication details: 
Stanley, Falklands, 1952-1954.
£150.00

A small archive, items one page folio (unless ow stated) comprising: (1952) appointment of J.E. Briscoe to be Deputy of officer administering the Colony, royal stamp, signed by Colin Campbell (Colonial Secretary) ND Briscoe; (Jan.

Autograph Note Signed to John Streatfield (Home Office).

Author: 
Sir Maziere Brady.
Publication details: 
Dublin, 13 Feb. 1869.
£35.00

Lord Chancellor of Ireland (1796-1871). One page, 8vo, marginal damage. He thanks Streatfield for having his “Patent packed & despatched”,announcing its arrival.

Typed Letter Signed to Grant Richards, publisher.

Author: 
Frank Schoonmaker.
Publication details: 
17 East 42nd Street, New York, NY, 8 Feb. 1936.
£100.00

Writer on Wine. One page, 4to, chipped, fold marks, yellowed but text clear. "Your inference with regard to that particular appendix is quite correct. The publishers did get cold feet and the appendix, to my considerable disgust, was omitted. / Apparently Messrs. Routledge felt that the British libel laws made publication of the facts with regard to dishonest shippers somewhat hazardous.

Typed Note Signed to Rev. E.J.F. Davies, autograph-hunter.

Author: 
Ian Hay.
Publication details: 
Berkeley Square, 27 Nov. 1926.
£20.00

Ian Hay Beith, novelist. One page, 8vo. He is sending his autograph "with great pleasure" and apologising for delaying.

Autograph [letter] list signed, half only to Baynes, Bookseller, No. 54 Paternoster Row, London.

Author: 
Author illegible [B. Thickins?]
Publication details: 
Ross, 25 Aug. 1800.
£80.00

Autograph letter/order/list, top half lost, leaving frayed edge and some loss of text, generally poor condition but most of text clear.. Remainder a list as follows: "1 Epistle to Peter Pindar 2n[d] [Edi]tion - 2/ [shillings] Wright/ 1 Thett on the Prophesies[sic] - Rivingtons/ [tickedby bookseller] 1 Walpoliana 2 vols - Phillips/ 1 Sotheby's Wieland's Oberon 2 vols Cadell [another tick] / 1 Reports for bettering the condition of the poor vol 2 pt 2/ 1 Bishop of Londons[sic] Summary &c Cadell/ 1 Castle Rackrent. A Tale - Johnson/ 1 Hinderwell's Antiquities &c of Scarborough 4to.

Substantial part of autograph letter signed to [Hunt]..

Author: 
Mary St Leger Harrison ( Lucas Malet ).
Publication details: 
No place of date.
£45.00

Novelist, Daughter of Charles Kingsley (see DNB). Two surviving pages from a letter, 8vo, attached to card (ultimately from album leaf), tear at fold but complete and clear. Text: " He is a very clever little boy - He used to possess - and probably possess still - a power of committing small sins & contriving that other persons should bear the punishment of them, which almost amounted to genius. We used to call him Jacob - for there was an element of saintliness in his character too. / I hope you and Mrs Hunt may still cxome to Clovelly.

Autograph Letter Signed, to “E. Hertwell”[?],

Author: 
George Pearson.
Publication details: 
[postmark, 26 Dec. 1799].
£350.00

Physician and chemist (1751-1828). 1.25pp., fol. a fair amount of damage, marginally affecting the text. He has enclosed a “Proof Sheet to be laid before the next [meeting]”, subject to correction. He points out that the institution will not have the President he wished (see below) but his reason is clear. He speaks ofexpense being great at the beginning and discusses subscriptions,particularly for life. With (conjoined): a copy letter, one page, fol., from “Somerville” to Pearson, 20 Dec.

Autograph Note Signed to an unnamed correspondent.

Author: 
Fergus Hume.
Publication details: 
44 Eton Gardens, London, SW, 2 Sept. 1900.
£180.00

Australian Novelist, author of "Mystery of a Hansom Cab" (1886). One page, 8vo, suitable for framing, with bold signature, minor defects, text clear and complete as follows: Dear Sir, / Better late than never. Herewith the autograph you asked me for 14th February last / Yours faithfully, / Fergus Hume..

Two Autograph Letters Signed to Shirley Slocombe, artist, and related material.

Author: 
Percy Macquoid.
Publication details: 
26 July 1904 and 16 Aug. (no year).
£250.00

Furniture Historian. Two letters SIGNED by Macquoid,one by amanuensis (he apologises for this - unwell). 3 pages, 4to, and 4 pages 8vo, good condition. He discusses matters which relate to their work on "A History of English Furniture" for which Slocombe provided illustrations - progress on a task; plans, wishes; contact with owners/aristos ;travels; suggestions; a sketch of a table; and so on. WITH: a page of notes in Slocombe's hand headed "oak furniture I am to paint"; a typed letter with ms.

Autograph Letter Signed to “Howes”,

Author: 
William O. Priestley.
Publication details: 
04/07/95
£45.00

Physician (1829-1900)(DNB). 2pp., 8vo, , traces of mounting, saying that, with the help of Lord Herschell, they can have their soiree in the Imperial Institute. He was prevented from going to “Huxley’s funeral”.

Autograph Letter Signed to Messrs Wainright & Co., Conduit Street, plate glass mfrs.

Author: 
Benjamin Wyatt.
Publication details: 
Foley Place, 1 Sept. 1826.
£100.00

Architect (DNB). Two pages, 4to, marke and soiled but text clear and complete, laid down by conjugate blank leaf. He accepts their tender for "Plates & crown glass proposed to be furnished . . . to His Royal Highness the Duke of York, subject to " a satisfactory sample to the Clerk of Works "at the Buildings". He asks for prompt delivery of the sample so that the works may proceed immediately . He invites another tender, giving details.

Autograph Note Signed, one page, 8vo, to an unnamed correspondent

Author: 
Marie Zimmerman
Publication details: 
8 July (n.y.)
£50.00

Pianist and composer (1847-1925). She has sent her correspondent a card (invitation) to a concert she is organising on behalf of the Church of St Augustine. She says she has made every effort to make it a success, and has persuaded all the artistes to give their services (free).

Autograph Letter Signed, to unnamed correspondent [George Cruikshank].

Author: 
Frank E. Smedley
Publication details: 
Park, no date (watermark 1853)
£200.00

"Frank Fairleigh". Novelist (1818-1864). Three pages, 8vo, bifoliate, sl. dusted, mainly good. "Mr. Austen seems to have written word for word what you wished said abt. Tobacco, but if there is to be much attraction abt. the article, your clever pencil must put it in, for, as it stands it is dull as . . . I was going to add ditch-water ("water" underlined] but I beg to apologise for the inadvertence - as [page 2] the worst kind of fermented liquors! -/ I send by todays post a Prospectus to Mr.

Autograph Letter Signed "Nellie Harris" to Martin Secker, publisher.

Author: 
Mrs Frank Harris.
Publication details: 
5 Minetta Lane, New York, 5 March 1946.
£150.00

Widow of Frank Harris. One page, 8vo, good condition. She reminds him that she signed a contarct for the publication of an abridged version of her "husband's "Book". "Life & Loves". She has yet to receive proofss for her approval, arguing that the book is not yet published. She asks when he will do so.

Autograph letters and notes to John Russell Smith, publisher

Author: 
William Andrew Chatto
Publication details: 
[1848]
£250.00

Miscellaneous writer on subjects such as angling, ports and harbours, tobacco, wood-engraving - and playing cards (see below(DNB):Three ALs, signed (1) and initialled (2) to Smith, [1848], total 4pp., various formats, one in poor condition with minor loss of text.(March) Chatto asks Smith for specific books.

Autograph Letter Signed "George W. Cox" to "Miss Goddard".

Author: 
Sir George W. Cox.
Publication details: 
Scrayingham Rectory, York, 11 December 1894.
£36.00

Historical writer (see DNB). Two pages, 8vo, good condition. He says that he has read her "Wonderful Norse Tales" to his children with great pleasure. He is grateful for her remebering him and apologises for the effects of a paralysed right arm. "The work of writing, which was one of my greatest pleasures has now become a difficult & irksome {and] a painful task". He enjoys her success in their mutual "good cause".

Autograph letter, third person, to [Triphook].

Author: 
Duchess of Rutland.
Publication details: 
Belvoir Castle, Sunday (no date).
£65.00

Two pages, 4to, somewhat faded and discoloured but text clear apart from five words, and complete, spike-hole repaired. "The Duchess of Rutland has received the Books Mr Triphook has sent; the Prayer Books will do very nicely, only they should open rather better. - The Duchess sends the Plates, she thinks they would look better if they were coloured, the view of Rouen from the upper road to Paris should be placed between the Page's [sic] 6. and 7. the view from the lowere road, should come between Pages 28. and 29. the other may remain where it is placed. - Mr.

Two autograph letters signed, both one page, 4to, to an unnamed correspondent.

Author: 
John Hawkins.
Publication details: 
Berkeley House, Little Hampton, 7 March (no year) and Bignor Park, near Petworth, 18 Oct. (no year).
£120.00

Miscellaneous writer and traveller in Greece and the Far East (1758?-1841), DNB. Two autograph letters signed, edges discoloured, texts clear and complete. (7 March) "Sir/ I yesterday received your new Catalogue in which I find two articles which I am desirous of having No 2634. Belon (Pierre) & 3440 Ranwolfs Travels. provided they are in pefectly good condition [underlined from "as"] [.] I possess a copy of the same edition of Belon, but it [superscript] being very much stained I should be glad to get another that is perfectly well preserved.

Autograph letter signed to R. Triphook, St James Street London.

Author: 
Henry Whittington.
Publication details: 
Theberton, Yoxford postmark 26 Aug. 1811[?]
£75.00

One page, 4to, chipped, creased, small holefold marks, other damage but text minimally affected and readable as follows: "I have recieved[sic] Puttenham and Spencer safe and must request you to send me immediately "The secret history of the court of James Ist, 2 vols demi-octavo [underlined]," and two copies of Gilchrist's letter to Gifford" which I see advertised as just published. The former, and one copy of the latter are to be put <?> down to the account of Mr Mitford of Benhall [John Mitford, misc. writer, see DNB]. I hope to recieve[sic] them soon, direct as before.

Autograph note signed to Edward Jeffery, No. 11 Pall Mall (as Brown).

Author: 
R. Thornton.
Publication details: 
Grafton St, 26 June (no year).
£35.00

Which, if any? Thornton, Richard 1776-1865, merchant, underwriter, and financier; Thornton, Robert John 1768?-1837, botanical and medical writer. Or East Indian Robert? One page, 8vo, grubbly but text readable: "I beg to decline subscribing to the work mentd to me".

Autograph Note Signed to "Mr Wilkinson" (Robert? see Maxted).

Author: 
Duchess of Rutland.
Publication details: 
Sackville Street, 8 Oct. 1801.
£50.00

See also her letter to Triphook (#2031). One page, 4to, spike-hole reaired, usual condition, text clear and complete: "The Dss of Rutland desires Mr. Wilkinson will be so good to send her a Print of herself, from Sir Joshua Reynolds's Picture the full length, & to bring it to her House No. 28 Sackville St. in the course of this [excision] day, as she is going out of Town,[.] when the Print comes the Dss desires the Person will make a Bill of it & wait for the money -"

Autograph note, third person, to Jeffery.

Author: 
Lady Northampton.
Lady Northampton
Publication details: 
Suttons, 22 Jan. 1812.
£35.00
Lady Northampton

One page, 8vo, some staining but text clear and complete. "Lady Northampton desires Mr Jeffery will call at Mrs Norman's No 11 Charlotte St Bedford Square for the books he sent to her yesterday, as they are not those she wished for , at present she does not wish any other books sent to her".

Autograph Note Signed to "Mr McCreery/ 21 Took's Court, Chancery Lane

Author: 
"Mr Parry".
Publication details: 
No place, 21 Feb. [postmark 1824].
£45.00

One page (prob. from larger sheet divided since part of an address survives at bottom, 4to, poor condition but text clear and complete. "When Mr Parry returns the enclosed Proof (which he begs to have again soon) for press, he will be able to send copy enough to complete the next sheet. What he now transmits is all he has ready. / Saturday Evening - Febry 21st." Could this be the Arctic explorer?

Manuscript Note about book

Author: 
Anon. [Thomas Twining?]
Publication details: 
No place, 20 Nov. 1802.
£25.00

Poss. Thomas Twining, divine, musician, linguist and translator of Aristotle, 1735-1804, DNB. Scrap of paper, 7 x 2", some marks, spike-hole, text clear and apparently complete. "Paley's natural Theology/ in good plain binding./for Mr Twining./ Nov 20. 1802." Twining nor Paley (save pos. ref.) in Besterman.

Autograph letter signed to Dulau & Co., Booksellers, Soho Square, London.

Author: 
O.G. Gregory (Olinthus Gilbert).
Publication details: 
Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, 11 August <1807> (fragmentary postmarks).
£65.00

One page, 8vo, with damaged address page with no loss of text, letter grubby but text clear and complete. Mathematician (1774-1841). "Gentlemen./ A week ago I sent you a remittance of £4. by the Barrack Coach, the receipt of which I requested you to announce to me by letter. As I heard nothing from you, I troubled you with a letter on the subject, on Friday last, to enquire after the arrival of the former packet, and to repeat the order I had then sent.

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