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[Sir Edwin Landseer, painter and sculptor of animals.] Autograph Letter Signed ('E Landseer.') regarding 'the Lions Heads' - presumably the bronze statues of lions at the base of Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square, London.

Author: 
Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-1873), English painter and sculptor noted for his treatment of animals, such as 'The Monarch of the Glen' and the lion sculptures in Trafalgar Square, London
Publication details: 
Undated. On his letterhead, St John's Wood Road, N.W. [London] [before 1867?]
£180.00

1p, 12mo. On bifolium. Printed on grey-blue paper, with letterhead printed in orange-red, without Landseer's name, but with his stag's head motif. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn, with thin strip from stub mount adhering to blank second leaf. Folded twice. The recipient is not named. Apparently referring to his bronze sculptures of the four lions at the base of Nelson's column (installed in 1867), the letter reads: 'My Dear Sir | Many thanks for your obliging Note and kind attention to the Lions Heads – I can't leave home Tomorrow before 4. oc when I shall go to B.

[Major-General George John Younghusband.] Duplicated manuscript field report by Younghusband titled 'Notes on the day's Operations, by Lieut. Colonel G. J. Younghusband CB, Comdg Malakand Moveable Column.', regarding an 'attack on the Khungai Pass'.

Author: 
Major-General Sir George Younghusband (1859-1944), Keeper of the Jewel House, Tower of London, brother of Sir Francis Younghusband [Malakand Moveable Column, India; Brigadier Hector Campbell]
Publication details: 
'Chakdara [now in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan] Monday 19th October 1904.'
£400.00

1p., foolscap 8vo. On aged paper, with slight loss to text at bottom edge. Unobtrusively repaired on reverse with archival tape. A duplicated manuscript document in Younghusband's hand, divided into six sections. Begins: 'I. The advance-Guard was very well handled by Major R. G. Egerton & the heights on both sides carefully & skilfully picketed.' The second section concerns 'The main attack on the Khungai Pass', which was 'well planned and well executed by the 25th.

2 Autograph Letters Signed to Sir Martin [Archer Shee, President of the Royal Academy].

Author: 
Edward Hodges Baily
Publication details: 
Letter 1: 24 January 1840, no place; letter 2: 25 January 1842, no place.
£45.00

English sculptor (1788-1867)(DNB), responsible for the Nelson on Nelson's Column. Both letters are discoloured by age, but otherwise in good condition. The first letter is 1 page, 16mo, cropped and mounted on a larger piece of paper. 'My Dear Sir Martin | Absence from Town will I hope be a sufficient apology for my not sooner acknowledging the receipt of your card of invitation for Wednesday next - and to state that I shall have great pleasure dining with you that day.' The second letter is 2 pages, 16mo, heavily discoloured and with remains of four wax mounts in corners and elsewhere.

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