AUTOGRAPH

Two printed (italic) invoices with receipts, part manuscript part printed, for Alfred Simpson.

Author: 
[Samuel Lewis & Co., publishers [BBTI}.
Publication details: 
London, 13 Finsbury Place, 1845 and 13 Finsbury Place South, 1847, one receipt (1845) headed 16 New Broad Street [add to BBTI]
£35.00

Invoices, one page each, 4to, good condition. Receipts of conventional size, both signed "R. Toley" [not in BBTI]. The subjects are subscruiption editions of Lewis's Topographical Dictionaries of England and Wales (1845), Scotland and Ireland (1847), with prices, including "colouring Atlas[es]".

Manuscript receipted invoice (account) signed, William Adam to John Wardrope

Author: 
[SCOTTISH STATIONER AND BOOKSELLER 1688-1695] William Adam, stationer and bookseller [?], (SBTI)
Publication details: 
Receipt dated 5 Nov. 1695; invoice 1688[-1690]
£200.00

t. "Mr John Wardropes Account to Wm Adam [Mer[chan]tOne page, c.8 x 8", some damage marginally affecting text, minor defects. Details include date of purchases and the nature of the purchase ("for Loch Leithes" [?], various quatities of paper, parchment skins, "Josephus Books"), all with prices, totalling 14.16.00, another item added (a candlestick"?)ADAM, William apprentice stationer EdinburghEdinburgh 1680William Adam, son to William Adam elder, merchant in Cullros was apprenticed to John Cairns, stationer of Edinburgh 27 October 1680.

Autograph note signed to T.C. Croker.

Author: 
John Bowyer Nichols.
Publication details: 
Admiralty, 15 April (no year).
£75.00

Printer and antiquary (1779-1863), editor and owner of Notes and Queries, also published ‘Anecdotes of William Hogarth,’ 1833, with forty-eight plates, a compilation from his father's ‘Biographical Anecdotes of Mr. Hogarth’ (see Notes and Queries, 4th ser. i. 97). Autograph note signed, 2pp., 8vo, trimmed without loss of text, to T.C. Croker, folklorist and antiquary, at the Admiralty, 15 April (no year). He has received "the Vols of Hogarth" safely, and asks to borrow "the Volume of W.

Autograph Letter Signed ""Coblence" to John Bellows, Printer and publisher (of a pocket French Dictionary), Gloucester.

Author: 
Victor Coblence
Publication details: 
Paris, 19 Rue des Missions, le 11 Juin 1877. En francais.
£195.00

Printer ("electrotype"). Four pages, 8vo, a few letters masked by a strip of brown paper on the last page, mainly good condition. A stamp (timbre) is stuck top left of page 1, with the image of an electrotype machine surrounded by the name "Victor Coblence" and the word "electrotypie". The contents of the letter indicate a close business relationship and contain many technical (printing) terms. In the first paragraph he discusses Sutton & Co and "la caisse renfermant la forme [a?] la cliche".

Cheque endorsed on reverse "Edmund Dulac"

Author: 
Edmund Dulac, book illustrator.
Publication details: 
London, 27 July 1923
£120.00

National Provincial and Union Bank of England, made out to Dulac for £21 by "R. Grahame Smith", stamped by two banks and attractively fra\med so that both front and back of cheque (i.e. the signature) may be seen.

Signature "E Garrett Anderson . Mayor / Nov 9th - 1908"

Author: 
E. Garrett Anderson, physician.
Publication details: 
Aldeburgh, Suffolk (printed heading], 1908
£33.00

One page, 8vo, addressed to A.C. Barker, 13 Graeme Rd, Enfield, with envelope (same address). With three newspaper clippings, images of Anderson.

Autograph Sentiment Signed.

Author: 
George Bernard Shaw
Publication details: 
Tenby 31 July 1922.
£100.00

Page extracted from an autograph album, c.6 x 5", good condition. Shaw writes: "Inaugurated for Miss Hopkins (wjho ought to know better) by / G. Bernard Shaw / Tenby, 31st July 1922." Shaw had started the new album off ("Inaugurated").

Autograph letter signed to the Lord Mayor

Author: 
George Grenville, Lord Nugent
Publication details: 
Wardour Castle nr. Salisbury, 2 Nov. 1825
£45.00

Statesman and writer (1788-1850). 3pp., 8vo. He has heard that his name has been used in the prospectus for the Gwennap mining company. H explains that he was approached but decioded not to allow his name to be used or to buy any shares in it. He hopes the Lord Mayor will take any opportunity of saying this.

Autograph Letter Signed to "Miss [Marie] Tempest", actress.

Author: 
Charles Warner, actor (DNB)
Publication details: 
33 Brunswick Square, WC, 7 May 1900.
£23.00

Two pages, 8vo, minor defects, mainly good. He apologises for not using (or knowing) her full married name and tries to persuade her to give a part to his son whose career he summarises (Athos in "The Three Musketeers", juvenile lead in the "Absent-Minded Beggar"). In a postscript he suggests he would make "an ideal Rochester".

Two Autograph Letters Signed "Sydney C. Cockerell" and "SC Cockerell" respectively, one to to "May [Morris]", daughter of William Morris, the other to "[Emery] Walker".

Author: 
S.C. Cockerell, museum director and bibliophile (DNB)
Publication details: 
Wayside, Cavendish Avenue, Cambridge, 29 March 1914 and Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 20 May 1914.
£400.00

Six pages, 8vo, water-stained but texts clear and complete. Much of the letters are concerned with elements of his executorship of the will of William Morris - (and trusteeship). In the letter to May he begins by expressing relief that "the Horace [book or manusript] was safe", then discussing a payment of £785 due to her (she adds the comment "About £785 due to me" in pencil at the end) and the payment due to Jenny. "When we were at Kelmscott I explained ot her that all claims contracted after Jan.26 would be payable by your father's executors.

Manuscript document signed "William ffindall" with crude seal, "Printer in the University of Oxford.

Author: 
William Findall.
Publication details: 
[Oxford], 19 May 1685.
£450.00

Manuscript document, c. 9 x 8", chip from one corner not affecting text, discreet repair to long tear through signature, some soiling and fold marks, text clear as follows: "Bee it knowne unto all men by these presente that William Fyndall Printer in the University of Oxford, in consideration of the summe of five and thirty shillings of lawfull moneys of England to him in hand paid by Wright Croke of the Inner Temple London Esqre.

Part of an autograph letter to "Mrs Sterndale".

Author: 
Barbara Hofland.
Publication details: 
Kensington, Pembroke Square, date indecipherable (September).
£100.00

Novelist. The two surviving pages, 4to, from a lengthy letter which has already been crudely repaired but which has an additional tear which does not, however, lead to textual loss. "I was very much rejoiced at the sight of your truly welcome letter" except that it announced a death. She eulogises the departed "He was one of the few of whom you may know little yet think much . . ." She explains how she had planned to visit her within a more complicated trip but "all my plans were laid aside and certainly my pleasures annihilated by an attack of inflammation in the eyes.

Two Autograph Letters, one Signed "ML", the other unsigned, both to Ben Webster, actor-manager.

Author: 
Mark Lemon, dramatist and editor of "Punch".
Publication details: 
3 St Ann's Villas, [1848] and Punch Office, no date.
£135.00

Total 5pp., 8vo, some defects, somewhat grubby but texts clear and complete. ([1848)] "I am delighted with the 1st part of Ds [unidentified] book. I should lose no time about the 'circulars'. / I will begin the 1st part directly - capital scene capital effects & will require some original music - no vamps. Will Reed do it? Of this anon. I will see you perhaps tomorrow night." He wants a box at the Adelphi which he wants to "patronise".

autograph letter signed to Miss [?] Lewis,

Author: 
Ada Rehan, actress
Publication details: 
18 June 1890, on letterhead of the Hotel Métropole, London
£25.00

Irish-born American actress (1860-1916). 3 pp, 12mo. "I fear a matinée will prevent my coming on July 4th. Some benefit I have promised to play for - but if I come off early enough - & am not too tired I will certainly <?> in & see you / I hope that you and all your delightful family are well". Creased, but otherwise in reasonable condition.

autograph note signed to Miss [?] McCarthy,

Author: 
Ada Rehan, actress
Publication details: 
8 November 1891, on letterhead of the Gordon Hotels Ltd.
£20.00

Irish-born American actress (1860-1916). 2 pp, 8vo. "Can you and your dear Father come and have a little lunch with me on Wed: at 1 o.clock {- just really to say goodbye / drop me a line if you will - With love - but in haste / Ada Rehan". Traces of paper and glue from previous mounting on blank sides.

calling card signed,

Author: 
Ada Rehan, actress
Publication details: 
dated 1894.
£20.00

Irish-born American actress (1860-1916). Calling card 2½ by 3¼ inches, "Miss Rehan. / 164 West 93rd. Street.", with the name crossed out and signed on the reverse "Ada Rehan / 1894."

calling card signed,

Author: 
Adelaide Helen Calvert, actress [née Biddles or Bedells]
Publication details: 
undated.
£15.00

English actress (1837-1921), wife of the actor-manager Charles Calvert (1828-1879) and mother of the actor Louis Calvert (1859-1923). Black-letter calling card, 3½ by 2¼ inches, of "Mrs. Charles Calvert. / 22, York Mansions, / Battersea Park. / S. W. 11." Signed between the signature and the address "Adelaide Helen Calvert".

Autograph note signed, to unnamed correspondent

Author: 
Mary Anderson
Publication details: 
Melrose, 90 Rue Gachard, Bruxelles, 8 Feb. 1928
£35.00

American actress. Very brief note saying "Feb. 8th 1928/ With pleasure. Here is the autograph/ Mary Anderson de Navarro". Laid down on card.

Autograph Letter Signed to "C.W. Ward, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London" [address panel].

Author: 
John Penson, comic actor, later manager.
Publication details: 
Romsey, 2 July 1815.
£76.00

One page, 4to, minor defects, text clear and complete. "'Tis now a month since I took the liberty of requesting you wou'd mention me to the Gentemen of the Committee respecting the renewal of an Engagement in the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, and I have not as yet received any answer. I hope Sir you will admit that a state of suspense is rather unpleasant, and if you will have the goodness to favor me with your opinion upon the business, I shall consider myself very much obliged to you." Note: no example of Penson's hand appears in NRA, NUCMC, Pettingell, tec.

Autograph Letter Signed to unnamed male correspondent.

Author: 
Charles Voysey, Theistic preacher
Publication details: 
14 December 1885; on embossed letterhead of Woodlawn House, Dulwich, S.E.
£56.00

Two pages, 12mo. Good, though grubby and a little aged, with text clear and complete. His correspondent's letter only arrived the day before. 'I now hasten to avail myself of yr. kindness by sending you the enclosed. | You will see that it divides itself naturally into the History of the Theistic Church & a personal notice of myself.'

Autograph Letters Signed (x 3) to Col. Harvey

Author: 
Margot Asquith,
Publication details: 
1913 and 1915
£300.00

Wife of Prime Minister. 2-5pp., 8vo. Extensive eulogising of her husband, H.H. Asquith, and condemnation of his enemies. (Asquith was replaced by Lloyd George in 1916.) Three items,

Part of Autograph Note, third person, to Richard Bentley, publisher.

Author: 
Maria Edgeworth
Publication details: 
Edgeworthtown, 11 Nov. 1833.
£125.00

Part of letter, c. 4 x 4",somewhat roughly trimmed with loss of bottom half of text. Surviving text as follows: Miss Edgeworth informs Mr Bentley that by some mistake in the way of sending the packet containing the proof sheet of Helen it came by mail coach & cost 9/10 - / To avoid similar mistakes in future" [text ends]. Bentley published "Helen" in 1834.

Parts of two letters, one from George Bentley, publisher, to Montgomery, the other vice versa.

Author: 
Florence Montgomery
Publication details: 
One dated 25 April (no year).
£25.00

Novelist (1843-1923). Both scraps laid down on 8vo-sized page. George Bentley says " . . . & I find this commodity scarce already./Truly Yrs / George Bentley". Montgomery says " . . . Believe me /Truly Yrs/ Florence Montgomery".

Autograph letter signed to Mrs Milner Gibson

Author: 
Georgiana Fullerton
Publication details: 
27 Chapel Street, Park Lane, W., 20 June (no year)
£60.00

Novelist and philanthropist. Mrs Milner Gibson, wife of the statesman, Thomas Milner Gibson, was a society hostess of note (see DNB). 2pp., 8vo. She says "It is very cruel to pounce upon those just arrived but [?] the Tale of our poor gentlemen the belongs most to be pitied perhaps of all sufferers. I take advantage of hearing that you are expected in London to beg of you to help us next week. We remember well all you did for us on a former occasion".

Autograph Letter Signed, to an unnamed correspondent.

Author: 
Ruby M. Ayres.
Publication details: 
Corner Ways, Sheepcote Road, Harrow, 16 Nov. 192[4?]
£56.00

Novelist. One page, 8vo, minor defects, text clear and complete. She explians her tardy response ot his letter by saying she was abroad. She acknowledges familiarity with the works of Calverley but "I am ashamed to admit that when I wrote "The Road that Bends" [pubd 1916] = some ten years ago, I did not remember that one quotation came from his "First Love"." She thanks him for the "connection".

Autograph letter signed to [Caroline Fox? - item derives from collection of letters addressed to "Miss Fox"]

Author: 
Agnes Berry
Publication details: 
Richmond <?>6 June (no year).
£75.00

Friend of Horace Walpole. One page, trimmed 12mo. She cleverly expresses an invitation to visit. The wit is obvious, some of the words not. With: autograph note, trimmed 12mo, Richmond Hill, 2 Aug. (no year), saying simply "Yes certainly pray come to us tomorrow - We dine at 9 - this is all the Post hour will give me leave to day". Two items,

Signature and minimal text.

Author: 
E.C. Gaskell.
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£150.00

Novelist (1810-1865). Signature removed from album, c. 3 x 1.5", , clear and attractive text as follows: "Yours very truly / E.C. Gaskell // Plymouth Grove." Thie album from which it was removed contained letters and clipped signatures, some of which had been provided by Sir David Brewster, scientist (see DNB), a relative of the collector. I can find no evidence that Brewster corresponded with Gaskell, but Mrs Gordon's biography of Brewster reveals that they met on at least one occasion.

Autograph letters signed (x 2) to the Rev. F. Langbridge

Author: 
C.L. Lewes
Publication details: 
7 Oct. 1887 and 12 March 1888
£100.00

Son of G.H. Lewes, partner of Mary Ann Evans (George Eliot). Total 5pp., 8vo, damp-staining and marking affecting the text without obscuring it, rust marks from paper-clips marginally obscuring the text. (1887) Blackwoods had forwarded his correspondent's request to quote some passages from the works of George Eliot in a book of "Readings" [perhaps" What to read at winter entertainments ... Edited and arranged by ... F. L" (1888)]. He gives his permission for this.

Large Collection of Autograph and Typewritten Letters Signed photographs of, and newspaper cuttings and other printed material relating to, various Cambridge notables and others.

Author: 
Morley Stuart [CITY AND UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE]
Publication details: 
1889-1945. Various locations.
£450.00

Assembled by Morley Stuart, editor of the Cambridge Daily News. The bulk of an interesting collection from which the "high spot" items have been removed leaving mainly local and university interest. The collection was assembled during the first half of the twentieth century, by a figure at the political, religious and academic heart of one of England's foremost cultural centres. Approximately a hundred and twenty letters, in various formats up to and including quarto, the vast majority to Morley Stuart in his capacity as editor of the Cambridge Daily News.

A printed invitation with manuscript additions, D.J. Garcia, Secretary (of the United City Lodge inviting "BROTHER" [printed) to "attend the duties of the United City Lodge". The address panel contains the name "Mr D'Israeli".

Author: 
Isaac D'Israeli [ FREEMASON; Isaac Disraeli] ]
Publication details: 
Meeting on 27 November 1786; summons dated 24 November 1786.
£200.00

Two pages, irregular shapes (section missing - not affecting text), fold marks, some soiling and chipping. Text of summ ons as follows (manuscript in square brackets): "BROTHER, / You are requested to attend the Duties of the United City Lodge, at the Sign of the East-India Warehouse, Fenchurch-Street, on Monday next, the [27th. Inst.] at [7] o'Clock precisely. / By Order of the R.W. MASTER. / London, [Nov. 24th. 1786 / Raising] / Yours affectionately, [D.J.

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