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 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..

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 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”.

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 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 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 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 "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 Signed to unnamed correspondent (Longmans, publisher).

Author: 
F. Head.
Publication details: 
Ashfield, 5 Oct. 1826.
£50.00

Father of Catherine Head, the author of work. Two pages, 4to, fold marks, good condition. "Sir,/ I have reeived safely the copies of the 2d. Vol of the Messiah, and am very much pleased with their appearance, the printing and paper are both excellent, & the work seems in every way carefully executed-/ I have now only to request that you will have it well advertised [phrase underlined] which I should suppose the more necessary at present as London is so empty- I should wish it to be inserted 3 or 4 times in the John Bull, the St.

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, third person, to Jeffries[sic for Edward Jeffery] Bookseller, Pall Mall.

Author: 
Lady Charlotte Lennox
Publication details: 
Harley St, 11 March 1806 [1800?]
£75.00

wife of the 4th Duke of Richmond and Kennox (DNB).One page, 8vo, spike-hole, scissor cut, bottom torn off, but text clear and complete. "Lady Charlotte Lennox begs Mr. Jeffries will send her some English Bibles to Morrow at 12. OClock. & an Edition of Sir Charles Grandison if he has it seperate[sic]."

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?

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.

Autograph note unsigned to "Chalmers Esq/ 37 Jermyn Street", London.

Author: 
Greenwood & Co.
Publication details: 
London, 4 Dec. 1830, 13 Regent Street, P[all] Mall".
£45.00

One page, 4to, bifoliate, some damage, but text complete and legible. "Chalmers Esq. to Greenwood & Co./ Greenwoods Atlas. Subscription to first and second parts coloured -------£7-7-0//". Verso "George Grantham". Verso of bifoliate leaf (recto blank) brief address as above and a note "G Greenwood/ County Maps/ Dec. 1830/ £7.7.0".

Autograph Note Signed to unnamed correspondent.

Author: 
Arthur Taylor.
Publication details: 
No place, 28 May (no year).
£45.00

Printer to a publisher. One page, 8vo, some marks, mainly good. "Sir/ You must be quite aware that it is not usual for a Printer to be sent about to seek Payment out of the proceeds of a work./ I must again request that you [underlined] will arrange the settlement, which has already been deferred far beyond the time." There is an Arthur Taylor in Brown (i.e -see also Todd - good info.

Autograph Note Signed to "Rev. Dr. Williams, Rotherham, Yorkshire" (Yorkshire editor).

Author: 
J. Cicest.
Publication details: 
Brighton, 2 Aug. 1802.
£45.00

One page, 4to, fold marks, good condition. "Rd. Sir,/ In the high esteem I hold Dr. Doddridge's writings, I very readily become a subscriber to another edition of them; but being already in possession of his family expositor in 8[v]o (& indeed, of several of his other pieces) I can only put my name to the 5 Volumes of his . Wishing you success in your undertaking." Doddridge's Works pubd. Leeds, 1802-1805, 10 vols., by Williams and Edward Parsons

Autograph note, third person, to Bohte, bookseller..

Author: 
T.H. Horne (Thomas Hartwell Horne)
Publication details: 
No date (time of Leipzig catalogue mentioned).
£75.00

Bibliographer, Biblical scholar, polemic (1780-1862). One page, c.9 x 5", small portion torn without apparent loss of text which is clear and apparently complete. "Mr. Horne will be obliged to Mr. Bohte to procure for him the undermentioned articles, from the "Leipzig catalogue". viz./ H[K?]argii, M.A.T. Synopsis Historia Religionis et Ecclesia Christiana. Edit. 2. 8vo- (catalogue pr. 8/-/ Munter (Fr.) Symbolae ad interpretationem Novi Testamenti, ex Marmoribus et Numis veteribus, maxime graecis. 4to (Catalogue p.259)".

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