BEWICK

[ John Burnet, painter ] Autograph Letter Signed "Jno. Burnet" to the Secretary of the Belgrave Institution about a lecture.

Author: 
John Burnet, (1781 or 1784–1868), Scottish engraver and painter
Publication details: 
2 Whiteheads Grove, [London] 12 August 1837.
£180.00

One page, 4to, fold marks sl. turned corners, mainly good condition. "I should have much pleasure in complying with the wish of the lecture committee but now having given a public lecture I am totally unprovided with diagrams of a large size, without which it would be impossible to convey instruction on any branch of the fine Arts - perhaps at some other time my attention may be turned to this subject when it wiull be a gratification to comply with this request."

Two signed receipts to the Honourable Coast Committee of Northumberland: the first for printing and paper from John Catnach ('Jno. Catnach') of Alnwick, and the second on John's behalf by his wife Mary ('Mary Catnach'), for stationery.

Author: 
John Catnach (1769-1813), Alnwick and Newcastle printer, his wife Mary Catnach (née Hutchinson), parents of the London broadsheet publisher James Catnach (1792-1841) [Thomas Bewick; Northumberland]
Publication details: 
John Catnach's bill/receipt, 12 April/29 June 1795. Mary Catnach's bill and receipt, 10 March 1795.
£350.00

Both items in good condition on lightly-aged paper. Both 1 p, on 12mo landscape slips. John Catnach's bill and receipt: 'The Honb. Coast Comit. | April 12 1795. | To J. Catnach | Printing 200 Signal for the Coast 7s .. 0 | 5 qrs. Best Wove foolscap for Do. 1s..2d Per qr 5 .. 10 | £0 .. 12 .. 10 | Recd the above from Thos. Adams Esqr. | [signed] Jno. Catnach | June 29th. 1796.' Docketed on reverse with calculation. Mary Catnach's bill and receipt: 'The Honble Coast Committee | 1795 To J Catnach Dr. | March 10th. 3 Quarto Copy Books at 1/6 - 0 . 4 . 6 | Same time recd. Paymt of Jas.

Autograph Note Signed "Wm Yarrell" to "E. Charlesworth, The Zool. Soc., Leicester Square".

Author: 
William Yarrell, ornithologist
Publication details: 
No place, 22 February 1838.
£125.00

One page, 12mo, good condition, laid down on grey paper, through which, with the help of light, the name and address of the correspondent can be discerned. Yarrell says simply: "Herewith I send you the particulars of the new swan - for your minutes and proceedings." Yarrell was the first to describe the Bewick Swan (1830), and name it after his friend, Thomas Bewick. Presumably it is now the subject of a learned contribution to the Journal of the Zoological Society.

Receipted Invoice Signed "S. Hodgson", Account of "Mr Charnley" (BBTI, William Charnley) bookseller, stationer, publisher, bookbinder, librarian/owner of circulating library

Author: 
[NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE] S[olomon] Hodgson, Printer, bookseller, stationer, print seller, newspaper proprietor (BBTI 1785-1800), also publisher of Bewick.
Publication details: 
Newcastle, no date.
£350.00

One page, 4to, somewhat grubby and worn at the edge, but text clear and complete. Account total £7.16.11 paid in cash. Twenty two items listed with prices, multiple copies from "6 Hist of All Nations" to 200 Maclaurin's Spelling", subjects including educational (as above) and children's ("Mother Goose", "Mothers Chits Chats Tales"). Other items include "Traders Guide", "Robinson Crusoe", "London Cries", "Lottery Books", "Tom Thumbs Play Bills".

Printed Receipt with ms. adds ({J.M. Farquhar for Mr Bruce}).

Author: 
Archibald Constable & Co.
Publication details: 
Edinburgh, {4 April }18{15} (bracketed = ms.)
£75.00

One page, from larger sheet, c.8 x 6.5, fold marks, some marking mainly good. "Edinburgh {6 April} 18{15}/{J.M. Farquhar Esq/ for Mr Bruce}/ Bought of Archd. Constable & Co./ { Bewick Birds --£1.4.0/ <?> Saxon and Gaul 17 /6 April 1815'/ Recd / for A. Constable &Co/ }" Verso note: "6 April 1815/ account/ by/ A Constable & Co/ 7/."?>??>?>?>

Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Bewick[e].

Author: 
William Agnew
Publication details: 
On letterhead 11 Gt Stanhope Street, Park Lane, 'Monday morg.'
£30.00

Art dealer (1825-1910; DNB). 2 pages. 16mo biofoliate. In good condition. The recipients name is spelt 'Bewick' at the beginning of the letter and 'Bewicke' at the end. 'Dear Mrs Bewick | I came up from Southampton on Saturday. I am starting for Lancashire in a few minutes | I shall be back on Wednesday and off the following day | I can see you here if you can call about 5.30 | Yours sincerely | Wm Agnew'.

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