AUTOGRAPH

Autograph sentiment signed.

Author: 
Sheila Kaye-Smith.
Publication details: 
No place, 11 Aug. 1931.
£18.00

Novelist. Piece of paper, c.5 x 3", prob. torn from larger page, attractive sentiment and signature dated: ""With best wishes - / Sheila Kaye-Smith. / Aug. 11. 1931."

Autograph sentiment signed.

Author: 
Philip Gibbs.
Publication details: 
93 Cadogan Gardens SW, no date.
£15.00

Novelist. Piece of paper c.4 x 3" laid down on larger card with biographical detail written on it. Text clear, as follows: "93 Cadogan Gardens S.W. / With kind regards / from / Philip Gibbs."

Autograph Note Signed to the Revd E.F.T. Davis.

Author: 
A.G. Hales.
Publication details: 
Mariscot, 11 All Saints Avenue, Westbrook, Margate, 1 Sept. 1930.
£23.00

War correspondent and novelist. One page, 4to, one small stainn not affecting text, mainly good condition. A positive and pleasant response to a request for an autograph. He has given a more formal autograph in the bottom left hand corner.

Autograph Note Signed to "Miss [Jessica] Gordon"

Author: 
Maurice Hewlett.
Publication details: 
Old Rectory, Broad Chalke, Salisbury, 9 Sept. 1918.
£28.00

See DNB: novelist, poet, and essayist. One page, some marking, mainly good condition. "I and glad that you like my books, but you mustn't expect my handwriting to be good because what it does pleases you. Those [things?] ought to go together, and once they did; but they seldom do it now. The moment printing was invented people began to write badly."

Autograph Note Signed "E.G.A. Holmes" to E.J.T. Davis, autograph-hunter. WITH manuscript poem.

Author: 
E.G.A. Holmes [Edmond Holmes]
Publication details: 
5 Phene St, Chelsea, S.W.3, 23 March 1934.
£180.00

Educational pioneer and poet. (Letter) one page, 8vo, good condition. "If you think my autograph worth possessing you are heartily welcome to a specimen of it. I have copied out and signed a sonnet which I wrote many years ago. Here it is. [PRESENT] / The lines which you quote in your letter come from a little poem which I wrote between 50 and 60 years ago when I was a school inspector in the West Riding (Halifax and Huddersfield region)". WITH: one page, 8vo, good condition, 14 lines of verse signed "Edmond Holmes" headed "From a Sound-Sequence called 'The Silence of Love'".

Autograph Note Signed to unnamed correspondent.

Author: 
C.L. Graves.
Publication details: 
Punch Office, 9 Aug. 1930.
£18.00

Writer. Piece of paper, c.6 x 4", good condition. He is presumably reponding to a request for an autograph: "Your flattering request / My prompt attention craves. / (signed) yours sincerely, with the best of wishes / C.L. Graves."

Autograph Note Signed to "Miss[?] Graham".

Author: 
Cosmo Hamilton.
Publication details: 
"The World," Limited, 1 York Street, Covent Garden, W.C., 10 March 1905.
£34.00

Author and dramatist. One page, 8vo, good condition, some corrections in Hamilton's hand. "This story is so good & rings so true a note that the title jars a little. May I ask you to be so kind as to give it another one & to call your characters by more ordinary names?"

One autograph letter signed and one autograph note signed to Clement Shorter, editor

Author: 
E.V. Lucas
Publication details: 
12 Jan. and 22 Feb.
£50.00

Total three pages, 8vo. He is sorry to have missed him, congratulates him on his baby and anticipates his contributions. Two items,

Autograph letter signed to a "Mr Speilmann"

Author: 
Lewis S. Benjamin ("Lewis Melville")
Publication details: 
30 Sept. 1903
£50.00

One page, 4to, arsing from his choice of items for his edition of Thackeray's works which Spielmann considers "indiscreet" because of their anti-Catholic posture, "but I believe not one in a hundred will read the minor items. The 'Jew' passages touch nearer home. But these are not in 'Punch' but embedded in stories."

Autograph Sentiment Signed "J Montgomery" entitled "Motto for the Bible", to "Miss Marshall".

Author: 
James Montgomery
Publication details: 
Fulneck (Leeds), 3 April 1835.
£150.00

Poet and editor (see DNB). One page, 4to, traces of blue paper on which item formerly laid down, condition mainly good, text clear and complete as follows: "Motto for the Bible/ Behold the Book, whose leaves display / Jesus the life, the truth, the way; / Read it with diligence [in the prayer?]; / Search it.- and You shall find Him there."

Autograph Note Signed "TH Lister" to an unnamed correspondent.

Author: 
Thomas Henry Lister.
Publication details: 
Kent House, no date.
£23.00

Novelist and dramatist (see DNB). One page, c.3 x 4", trimmed and laid down on stiffer paper, good condition. Text: I shall be passing your door today between 3 & 4 & propose calling to speak with you if you are likely to be at home then". He suggets he send a reply with the bearer.

Part of autograph note signed "T.K. Hervey" to an unknown correspondent.

Author: 
Thomas Kibble Hervey.
Publication details: 
Sunday evening, no place or date.
£125.00

Poet and critic, author of the poem "Australia" (1824). One page, c. 6 x 5", probably trimmed at top (removing place, date, etc.), the rest black-edged, laid down on similar sized stiffer paper. Text clear as follows: "I have not, yet, received any communication from you on the subject of my note and enclosure; although you would see from the note that I am anxious to do so. Let me hear from you as early as convenient." Letters by Hervey are scarce (none on NRA, one on BL MSS).

Autograph Letter Signed "H Curzon" to "Mr J. Lockett".

Author: 
Henry Curzon.
Publication details: 
London, 1 Oct. 1805.
£350.00

Admiral. Three pages, 4to, a substantial letter, damage at point of seal, but mainly good condition, text cleara nd complete. "I am much astonished & disappointed that you have paid the attention I expected to my pressing letters respecting the valuation of the Personalty at Kedleston and that in consequence you have allowed the day to pass fixed for the Payment without yet having ever transmitted to me the terms of the agreement, or the sum to be paid. He considers the implications of this.

Autograph Note Signed to A.L. Hayden.

Author: 
Theodore Martin.
Publication details: 
31 Onslow Square, 26 February 1904.
£56.00

Man of letters (see DNB) One page, 8vo, good condition. Text as follows: "You may use my translation of 'The Last String' for your book of recitations. / Messrs W. Blackwood & Sons of Edinburgh & London are the publishers of 'The Bon Gaultier Ballads.' The copyright is mine."

Autograph Letter Signed to T. Gilks, prob. the printer and writer on wood-engraving, Thomas Gilks.

Author: 
Dudley Costello.
Publication details: 
Adelphi, 12 June [no year].
£56.00

Author and journalist (see DNB). Three pages, 8vo, some damage not affecting text. He acknowledges receipt of some proofs and asking him to hold on to the ones he has "until I can make sure of a publisher". He finds the times "bad" and the work would not necessarily be published immediately. They should wait to make their "mark". "I write this in order that you may not let the blocks which you have engaged to [?] for us interfere such pressing & I hope more immediately useful work."

Autograph Letter Signed to "Mr Legge"

Author: 
Hesba Stretton [pseud. for Sarah Smith]
Publication details: 
70 Lansdowne Road, W., London, 3 January 1883.
£125.00

Author, see DNB. Two pages, 8vo, good condition, with additional biographical notes by another hand. "Will you please to read the enclosed, & ascertain for [me?] if there is a Polish translation of "Jessica" ["Jessica's First Prayer"]. My cousin, Dr Manning, several times told me it had been translated into every European laguage; but he may not have thought of Polish. /Could you also tell Mr. Stevens for me that I never received the October [no.?]. of the Leisure Hour or Sunday at Home .

Autograph note signed to Robt Triphook, 21 Golden Square London.

Author: 
R.H. Clive.
Publication details: 
Welsh pool, postmark 20 Feb. 1829.
£45.00

One page, 4to, small piece chipped off, spike-hole, edges discoloured, text complete and clear. "I will thank you to send me a List of the Books you have purchased for me and also a List of late publications.

Autograph Letter Signed to Richard Phillips, author, bookseller, editor.

Author: 
William Belsham.
Publication details: 
Hammersmith, 28 July 1819.
£100.00

Political writer and historian. One page, 4to, some defects but text clear and complete. "I have inclosed a few observations, for insertion, if you have room, in your valuable Magazine [The Monthly Magazine], on the present State of the Poor, and suggesting such remedies . . ." He doubts if the measures he suggests will beintroduced and finds other people's ideas on the subject "either visionary or worse".

Autograph letter signed to R. Triphook, 23 Old Bond Street.

Author: 
R.P. Cruden.
Publication details: 
[Gravesend, 2[?] July [wm 1808].
£100.00

Author. Two pages, 4to, bottom portion torn off with minimal loss, spike-hole, hole in conjoint blank leaf (blank save address), discoloured but text readable. "I received yours of the 27th ulto respecting the Sale of the S[?] Hill Books on Saturday next, & soon afterwards I received a Copy of the Sale Catalogue.

Autograph Letter, third person, to "Mr Casey"

Author: 
Charles Kean,
Publication details: 
Dublin, 30 Dec. 1862
£30.00

Actor and theatre manager (DNB). One page, some damage marginally affecting the text. He thanks him for his gift of the poem "The Charge of the Light Brigade".

Receipt, signed "Grimston" (later 4th Earl of Verulam)

Author: 
(Charles Greville, diarist and clerk to the Privy Council)
Publication details: 
12/02/96
£25.00

For half year's rent of "his house in Benton Street" by Charles Greville.

Autograph Note. third person, to "Mr Buckner".

Author: 
John Taylor.
Publication details: 
Sun Office, 19 Feb. 1818.
£50.00

Miscellaneous writer and editor (1757-1832). One page, 8vo, spike-holes, ow good. "Mr. Taylor's compts to Mr. Buckner and begs he will copy for him the full title of the new novel Rob Roy, including the [na]mes of the publishers. - If Mr Buckner will send it in the course of the afternoon as early as he can, Mr. Taylor will be the more obliged.- Mr. Taylor has another article on Shakespeare and his times." Note: (DNB) lastly became in 1813 proprietor of the ‘Sun,’ a violent tory paper.

ALS, 2pp., 8vo, to an unnamed correspondent

Author: 
(John Tenniel) Bernard C. Green
Publication details: 
17/11/13
£50.00

(Tenniel) artist and cartoonist (18201914). Green has been asked by Tenniel, to write on his behalf. He explains that Tenniel is now blind and infirm. He [passses on the opinion that the artists their correspondent has named "all stood out in thier respective spheres, and were among the cleverest black & white artists of the century in their particular styles".

Autograph letter, third person, to Triphook.

Author: 
George Watson Taylor.
Publication details: 
No place, 31 Oct. (no year).
£100.00

Book Collector. One page, 4to, discoloured, sl. chipped, fold marks, mainly good, clear text. "Mr. Watson Taylor requests Mr Triphook to send him down Ld Byron's new Work as soon as it comes out. enquiring first whether he is in Town at the time. He also wishes to have "Hints on the formation of Gardens & pleasure Grounds royal 4to coloured 3 gs. - at Gale & Jenners also the Rejected Addresses on drawing paper hot pressed - 10/6d.

Autograph letter, third person, to Triphook.

Author: 
Lord Thurlow (Edward Hovel-Thurlow, 2nd Baron Thurlow).
Publication details: 
Grosvenor Place, 26 March 1829[?].
£125.00

Minor poet (1781-1829). One page, 8vo, some discoloration at the edge, but good. "Lord Thurlow returns his thanks to Mr Triphook for his obliging note; and purposes to have the pleasure of calling upon him tomorrow. Lord Thurlow especially wishes to retain the Prayer Book of Mr Evelyn, valuing it highly. He has marked 4 ["3" excised] books in this day's sale; & requests Mr Triphook will be so good as to purchase them for him.

Autograph note, third person, to Triphook, Bond Street.

Author: 
Lord Yarborough (Charles, Ist Earl of Yarborough
Publication details: 
Brocklesby, [Co. Lincoln] 5 July 1822.
£45.00

One page, 8vo, chipped, edges discoloured, tear on fold mark, text minimally affected and readable. Ld Yarborough will be obliged to Mr. Triphook to send the Cour[t] Calendar for 1822. also the same for France; teh new English Peerage if a good [underlined] one. O'Meara's Exile of Napoleon, if good. the Botanical Magazine, & the Print of Sheridan."

Autograph letter signed to R. Triphook.

Author: 
Rutland (John Henry Manners, 5th Duke of Rutland).
Publication details: 
Belvoir Castle, 20 Feb. 1825.
£75.00

(1778-1857). Two pages, 8vo, slight tears on fold marks, sl. discoloration, mainly good and clear.

Autograph Note Signed to (Mrs Fisher, literary agent)

Author: 
F. Anstey
Publication details: 
08/11/09
£50.00

One page, 8vo. French rights of "The Brass Bottle" already settled. With: Autograph Letter Signed, one page, 8vo, F.W. Pemberton, on Anstey's behalf, to Mrs Fisher on the same matter. Two items,

Autograph Letter Signed to "Mr Redgrave", one of the Artistic Redgrave brothers (see DNB).

Author: 
Anna Maria Hall.
Publication details: 
Avenue Villa, 50 Holland Street, Kensington, W., London, 17 Feb. [no year].
£46.00

Irish novelist and editor, see DNB. She is not allowed to leave the house but cxan have visitors. Her husband, Samuel Carter Hall, has been very ill as has his nephew Sanford Rochat. She thanks God that Rochat "is able to get back in a quiet way to the War Office - and Mr Hall is working not so quietly at "the Art Journal again" - but it has been a dangerous season. She looks forward to seeing him and reports on the health of friends.

Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent [Triphook].

Author: 
Thomas Pindar Pantin
Publication details: 
Lutterworth, 4 Sept. 1828.
£80.00

Theological writer (1792-1866). Two pages, 4to, chipping and discoloration slightly affecting text, mainly good. "Sir/ I am obliged to you for affording me a sight of Bede. I should be glad however to know the price [small excision "t"] you intend to set it down at- because looking at your list No 66 the copy there is said to be neat [underlined] 3.13.6. which I suppose cannot be the one now sent as the binding is in a very indifferent state, & the leaf (pages) 33[3?]-334 - is torn almost in two.

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