BROWNING

[Arnold Henry Savage Landor, painter, explorer, writer, etc.] Autograph Letter Signed ('A H Savage Landor') to Stephen Wheeler, ed. of the poems of Walter Savage Landor.re 'the papers which are to be disposed of at the Browning's Sale'.

Author: 
Arnold Henry Savage Landor (1865-1924), painter, explorer, writer, and anthropologist, grandson of the poet Walter Savage Landor
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the Savoy Hotel, London. 29 April 1913.
£75.00

2pp, 4to. In good condition, lightly aged. Folded twice. In envelope with stamps and postmarks, addressed by Landor to 'Stephen Wheeler Esq | Oriental Club | Hanover Square | W.' He begins by acknowledging his letter, adding: 'I am quite of your opinion regarding the papers which are to be disposed of at the Browning's [sic] Sale'. Landor will 'try to get some of the autographs', but suspects that they 'may go too high'. He would have great pleasure in seeing Wheeler should he be 'in this neighbourhood', and gives details of when he will be at home.

[ Daniel Dunglas Home; 'Sludge the Medium' ] Substantial Autograph Letter Signed "D.D. Home"

Author: 
D.D. Home [Daniel Dunglas Home (pronounced 'Hume') (1833–1886]), "Sludge the Medium", Scottish physical medium with the reported ability to levitate to a variety of heights,
Publication details: 
[ Printed heading ] Kilmorey House, Norwood [MS] near London, 13 November 1867.
£800.00

Three pages, 12mo, bifolium, first page a little grubby, last page (blank) stained, fold marks, mainly good condition. The central subject of this letter is the "suit" which he was fighting (see Note below - accused of "Undue influence" with a deed of gift of £30,000). He thanks his correspondent for a prospectus, adding, "You are doubtless aware that I have a most important suit in Chancery now pending. It is to be hoped that no compromise will be made for it will be a means of placing our good and true cause on a footing which hitherto it has not occupied.

[ Edward Moulton-Barrett, father of the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning. ] Ten envelopes of letters addressed to him at Wimpole Street, each with a Penny Red stamp and postmarks, some with seals, some docketed in his autograph.

Author: 
[ Edward Barrett Moulton-Barrett (1785-1857), father of the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning ] Pownall & Cross, London solicitors; John Clayton (1792-1890), Town Clerk of Newcastle-on-Tyne, antiquary ]
Publication details: 
Ten envelopes, 1841-1847: four from Pownall & Cross, Solicitors, No. 9 Staples Inn, London (all 1841); three from John Clayton, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (all 1844); two from 'Mr. Whitehorne', Edinburgh (both 1841); one from 'Mr Abraham', London (1847).
£320.00

The ten items in fair condition, on lightly aged and worn paper. Folded in the customary way into packets, ranging in size from 8 x 13.5 cm. to 7 x 11.5 cm. Addressed to Barrett (seven to 'E. M. Barrett Esq', one to 'Edw. M. Barrett Esq', one to 'Edwd. M. Barrett Esq.' and one to 'E. B. M. Barrett Esq.') at his celebrated London address, 50 Wimpole Street, Cavendish Square. Each envelope has a Penny Red stamp and postmarks. Two carry seals in red wax. All are docketed by Barrett, one as follows: 'Mr. Whitehorne | Octr. 27 1841 | Edinburgh | on account of an <?> | Jamaica'.

[ Rev. John White Chadwick, American author. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('John W. Chadwick.') to 'Mrs. Ames', inviting himself to dinner.

Author: 
Rev. John W. Chadwick [ Rev. John White Chadwick ] (1840-1904), American writer and Unitarian minister
Publication details: 
624 Carlton Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. 16 January 1894.
£45.00

2pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, on aged paper. Begins: 'Dear Mrs. Ames - | You know you invitted me to stay with you once on a time & I couldn't come. Now can you not square the accounts by inviting me to come next Tuesdayy Evening, Jan. 23!' He is reading a paper on 'Luria' at the Browning Club that afternoon, and would like 'a quiet evening with you & Charles & Edith'.

[ Francis Browning Bickerstaffe-Drew, English author. ] Typed Letter Signed ('John Ayscough') to an unnamed editor, offering republication of his novel 'Two Fair Ladies', on reverse of letter from J. S. Wood, editor of the Gentlewoman.

Author: 
'John Ayscough', penmame of Francis Browning Bickerstaffe-Drew (1858-1928), English author, Roman Catholic priest and papal count; J. S. Wood [ John Snell Wood ] (1853-1920), editor of the Gentlewoman
Publication details: 
Wood's letter, on letterhead of the Gentlewoman, Arundel Street, Strand, WC. 3 January 1894. Bickerstaffe-Drew's letter from 6 Holyrood Place, Plymouth. 4 January 1894.
£100.00

Each letter 1p., 4to, Bickerstaffe-Drew's on reverse of Wood's. In fair condition, on aged leaf of paper with strip torn from head. The two letters cast an interesting light on English publishing practice in the late nineteenth century. Wood's letter, signed 'J. S. Wood', is written by a secretary, and addressed to 'The Right Rev Mgr Bickerstaff Drew'.

[Frederick Lee Bridell.] Three pencil sketches of Elizabethan figures, including one of William Shakespeare.

Author: 
Frederick Lee Bridell (1830-1863), English painter and friend of Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Publication details: 
Without place or date.
£300.00

On piece of 16 x 25.5cm paper. In fair condition, aged and spotted, with slight damp-staining to one corner, and remains of mount adhering to the reverse, on which is written in pencil: 'Sketches by Frederick Lee Bridell | born Southampton | died London 1864'. The three sketches are well finished, and placed alongside one another. The one on the left depicts a nobleman seated on a throne with a coronet on top of its backrest, his feet on a footstool, and left hand on an arm-rest, an animated look on his face.

Autograph Letter Signed from the journalist and author Peter Bayne to an unnamed recipient, stating that he cannot try his hand 'on Byron or Browning [...] without more chance of continuous work'.

Author: 
Peter Bayne [pseud. Ellis Brandt] (1830-1896), English journalist and author
Publication details: 
33 St. Julian's Road, Kilburn, London N.W. 30 November 1881.
£45.00

1p., 12mo. Good, on lightly-aged paper. The letter reads: 'My Dear Sir, | I ought to have thanked you sooner for your kind note of the 21st., but I have been much occupied. It would be pleasant for me to try my hand on Byron or Browining, but I could not dare do so without more chance of continuous work than I can hope for at present.'

Corrected Autograph Manuscript of part of the poem 'A Day at Tivoli', by the Victorian writer John Kenyon.

Author: 
John Kenyon (1784-1856), poet and patron, who encouraged his cousin Elizabeth Barrett's marriage to Robert Browning
Publication details: 
Without date or place [the poem published in 1849].
£450.00

2pp., 4to. 35 lines of verse. On a leaf of laid paper with watermark 'J WHATMAN | TURKEY MILL'. Paginated 13-14. Very good, on lightly-aged paper. The first page begins with the line 'The shrouding soil, and give it back to air,' and the second page ends with the line 'Won it's [sic] dark truth, and Gaspar fed on such.' The verses in this manuscript are published on pp.19-21 of 'A Day at Tivoli: with other Verses' (London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, Paternoster-row, 1849).

30 photographs illustrative of the life of Sir Walter Scott, marked up for publication.

Author: 
Sir Walter Scott photographic illustrations
Publication details: 
Undated [1920s?]
£110.00

The photographs vary in size from 24 x 18.5 cm to 8 x 6.5 cm. The overall condition is good, with one chipped along the edges. 13 have been touched up for publication, a few quite heavily. Annotated, with dimensions, on backs.

Autograph Letter Signed to "Monsignor Patterson".

Author: 
Sidney Herbert, statesman, sponsor of Florence Nightingale (DNB).
Publication details: 
Carlton Club, 3 July [1885]
£56.00

Two pages, 8vo, remains of glue from tipping in, text clear and complete. He has been talking to the Duke of Argyll on a matter with which he might help. "Mr Hayes Fisher who is standing in the Conservative Interest at Fulham has told me that he is meeting with considerable opposition there from the Catholic Priests. Could you exercise any influence there? As you know we are fighting the battle of 'fair play in the matter of Education Grants to all Religious Denominations' and we look with confience to the support of Catholics in consequence. . .

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