COOK

[ The 'Portugal Illustrated' of Rev. William Morgan Kinsey, 1828. ] Sections of the Autograph Manuscript; Kinsey's Portuguese passport for the trip; ALS to his sister discussing the book and itemising profits and expenses; ALS from Rev. J. W. Hughes.

Author: 
William Morgan Kinsey (1788-1851) of Trinity College, Oxford, clergyman and traveller in Portugal; Rector of Rotherfield Greys [ Rev. John William Hughes (d.1850), Rector of St Clement's Holywell ]
Publication details: 
The four items from between 1827 and 1831. The letter to his sister dated from Trinity College, Oxford.
£1,500.00

For information on Kinsey, see his entry in the Oxford DNB. Both editions of his book were published in London by Treuttel & Würtz; the first in 1828, the second a year later. Printed by Valpy, with illustrations by Gibbs and Pugin engraved by Cooke and Skelton, it is a product of an interesting period of English exploration of the Iberian Peninsular (Beckford's impressions of Spain and Portugal appearing in 1834).

Autograph Letter Signed from the English poet Eliza Cook, sending what she describes as a 'specimen' of her 'pothooks' and hangers': a holograph poem titled 'Impromptu on being told the death of my Mother would leave a scar on my heart'.

Author: 
Eliza Cook (1818-1889), English poet and Chartist, close friend of the American writer Charlotte Cushman
Publication details: 
9 Gloucester Buildings, Old Kent Road [London]. 11 December 1845.
£100.00

2pp., 4to. Bifolium. In very good condition, on lightly-aged paper, with minor evidence of previous mounting. Apparently addressing an autograph hunter, she writes: 'I beg to forward you a specimen of my "pothooks and hangers" trusting you will "admire" if you honestly can. Believe I have pleasure in gratifying your request and am with truth my dear | Ever yours faithfully | Eliza Cook'. The poem, also signed 'Eliza Cook', is four lines long, beginning 'That stroke indeed would deeply gash'. There is no indication that the poem was published.

Autograph Letter Signed from 'F. Cook' to the Secretary of the French Exhibition in Pall Mall, requesting the return of a painting 'by Mr. L. Veneaux', with reference to Ernest Gambart.

Author: 
F. Cook of 4 Childs Place, Temple Bar [Ernest Gambart (1814-1902), Belgian-born proprietor of the French Gallery, 120/121 Pall Mall, London]
Publication details: 
4 Childs Place, Temple Bar [London]. 12 April 1860.
£45.00

1p., 12mo. Good, on lightly-aged paper. He has been 'requested by Mr. L. Veneaux to desire you to return the Picture (Boulonaise) which was delivered at your Gallery at the last Winter Exhibition but being a French Picture was not Exhibited, but allowed to remain for the French one'. He has already made an application 'in Berners Street and Mr. Gambart said the proper place to apply to was at the Gallery.' Graves claims 'L. Veneaux' as a misprint for 'V. Vemaux' of 30 Piccadilly, who exhibited 'Souvenir of Eguihen, near Boulogne-sur-mer' at the Royal Academy in 1853.

Autograph Letter Signed ('Edw. Foss') from Edward Foss, author of 'The Judges of England', regarding the prosecutor of King Charles I, John Cook [Cooke], Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth. With page of extracts on Cook by the recipient.

Author: 
Edward Foss (1787-1870), legal writer and biographer, under-sheriff of London, 1827-1828 [John Cook [John Cooke] (c.1608-1660, Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth, prosecutor of King Charles I]
Publication details: 
Churchill House, Dover [Kent]. 15 December 1863.
£250.00

3pp., 12mo. Bifolium, with Foss's letter (33 lines) on both sides of the first leaf, and the page of extracts by the recipient (38 lines) on the recto of the second leaf. Good, on lightly-aged paper, with one corner of the first leaf cut away. The letter is addressed to 'My dear Sir', without any indication of the recipient's identity.

Autograph Note Signed ('E. Leslie -') by the American author of popular cookbooks and works of etiquette Eliza Leslie [Miss Leslie].

Author: 
Eliza Leslie [Miss Leslie] (1787-1858), American author of popular cookbooks, and of works on etiquette
Publication details: 
No place. 14 October 183<4?>.
£90.00

1p., 4to. On aged paper, in two pieces, lightly-attached to a piece of backing paper. The text of the note and the signature are intact on the upper part of the letter, but the name of the recipient is lacking. The note reads '- May I ask you to advance me fifty dollars on account of the souvenir - Being disappointed in receiving some money that I expected from Boston, I am just now quite at a loss. | Yours | [signed] E. Leslie -'. Leslie's story 'The Souvenir' was first published in 1830 in 'The Pearl', and republished in 1832 in 'Affection's Gift'.

Autograph Letter Signed from the abolitionist Hinton Rowan Helper to John Cook Rives, editor of the Congressional Globe.

Author: 
Hinton Rowan Helper (1829-1909), racist and abolitionist, United States Consul at Buenos Aires, 1861-1866, author of 'The Impending Crisis of the South' (1857) [John Cook Rives (1795-1864), editor]
Publication details: 
43 Pine Street, New York; 22 February 1860.
£120.00

1p., landscape 12mo. Good, on lightly-aged paper. Helper asks Rives to send, with 'back numbers, from the commencement of the present Session [...] the Congressional Globe (and Appendix) for the thirty-sixth Congress'. He discusses payment and method of delivery.

Autograph Letter Signed from the American cook Juliet Corson to 'Miss Booth' [Mary Louise Booth, editor of Harper's Bazaar], discussing the arrangements for the writing of a book ['Every-Day Cookery, Table Talk, and Hints for the Laundry', 1884].

Author: 
Juliet Corson (1841-1897), American writer of cookery books, Superintendent of the New York Cooking School (founded by her in 1874) [Mary Louise Booth (1831-1889), first editor of Harper's Bazaar]
Publication details: 
Continental Hotel, New York; 6 September 1883.
£280.00

2pp., 12mo. Good, on aged paper, neatly placed in a thin windowpane mount. After acknowledging receipt of $90, Corson announces that the previous week she 'had a letter from the House accepting my book.' She has received no answer to her letter asking for 'some information', and asks Booth to 'be my mediator again'.

[Printed catalogue.] Catalogue of the Library of the Belgrave Literary and Scientific Institution.

Author: 
[The Belgrave Literary and Scientific Institution, Sloane Street, Chelsea; James Cook Evans; nineteenth-century lending libraries]
Publication details: 
July, 1837. Chelsea: Printed for the Institution, by William Blatch, 23, Exeter Street, Sloane Street.
£225.00

12mo, 48 pp. Disbound. Incomplete, ending at foot of page 48 with 'Wilson's (H. C.) Pastorals of the Season, 8vo. [1]834', and lacking the 'Regulations of the Library [...] printed at the end of the Catalogue', advertised on p.3. On lightly aged paper, with the only fault a small hole through the title leaf removing the first five letters of the word 'Belgrave' on the recto, and the 'atal' in 'Catalogue' on the verso. Scarce: no copy in the British Library or on COPAC or WorldCat.

[Pamphlet] Thos. Cook & Son Ltd. Facsimile Specimen Signatures February 1st, 1949.

Author: 
[Thomas Cook, travel agency]
Thos. Cook & Son Ltd. Facsimile Specimen Signatures
Publication details: 
[London, 1949].
£65.00
Thos. Cook & Son Ltd. Facsimile Specimen Signatures

16 pages, 4to, original grey/blue wraps, dusted and some foxing, mainly good. List No.1 of Signatures authorised for signing Letters of Credit, Letters of Indication in conjunction therewith, and Drafts, 4pp. (56 signatures), and Supplementary List of Signatures authorised for signing drafts only, 12pp., both lists including list of foreign branches with signing rights.

Original engraving, from 1793, by Cook for J. Wheble of London, showing the 'Grand Cricket Match, played in Lord's Ground Mary-le-bone, on June 20 & following day between the Earl's of Winchelsea & Darnley for 1000 Guineas.'

Author: 
Cook, engraver [J. Wheble, printseller, Warwick Square, London; Lord's Cricket Ground, Marylebone, 1793; Hambledon Cricket Club]
Grand Cricket Match
Publication details: 
'Published July 1st. 1793, by I. Wheble, Warwick Square, London'. [From the 'Sporting Magazine'.]
£165.00
Grand Cricket Match

On watermarked paper roughly 13 x 20.5 cm. Dimensions of image 9 x 13 cm. With plate mark. Fair, on lightly-aged paper. Loosely attached to brown mount. Rare eighteenth-century cricket print from the June 1793 issue of the 'Sporting Magazine'. Cardus & Arlott state, in their 'Noblest Game' (1969), that 'This print, once barely considered, has lately become rare'.

Archaeologia Aeliana: or, Miscellaneous Tracts, relating to Antiquity. Published by the Society of Antiquaries, of Newcastle upon Tyne. [Bound up by Rev. Joseph Cook of Newton Hall, with six significant manuscript and printed items.]

Author: 
Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne [Rev. Joseph Cook (1759-1844) of Newton Hall, Northumberland, Vicar of Chatton and Shilbottle; James Losh (1753-1833)]
Publication details: 
All volumes printed in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Volumes I and II: 1832. Printed by Sarah Hodgson, Union-Street. Volume III, parts I and II: 1840. T. and J. Hodgson, Union Street. Volume IV, part II: 1842. Printed by G. Bouchier Richardson.
£650.00

A total of six parts: Vols I and II complete in leather bindings; the rest (vol. III, pts I & II, and vol. IV, pt II, only) in original grey wraps with white paper printed labels. From the collection of the Rev. Joseph S. Cook, and with his bookplate by Bewick's studio (featuring his coat of arms, an illustration of Newton Hall, and a facsimile of his signature) in the first two volumes, and his ownership inscription to the two parts of vol. III. (Cook contributes a paper to the first volume.) Internally all parts are sound and tight, on lightly-aged paper.

Manuscript indenture: 'Deed of Trust in relation to the foundation of a Chair of Physical Chemistry in the University'. Signed by Badock, Cook and Rafter, and bearing the University of Bristol seal.

Author: 
William Hesketh Lever (1851-1925), 1st Viscount Leverhulme; the University of Bristol [Sir Stanley H. Badock, Pro-Chancellor; Ernest H. Cook, Lecturer; James Rafter, Registrar]
Publication details: 
17/11/19
£95.00

2 pp, on first leaf of bifolium of thick cream paper, dimensions roughly 40.5 x 26.5 cm. Ruled with red lines. Docketed on reverse of second leaf. Text clear and complete. In good condition, though grubby. Leverhulme ('the Settlor') is 'desirous of assisting in the foundation of a Chair of Physical Chemistry in the University', and has ('with the approbation of the Council of the University') 'transferred Five Thousand "B" Twenty per centum Cumulative Preferred Ordinary Shares of One pound each fully paid in Lever Brothers Limited into the name of the University'.

Unattributed engraving entitled 'A FAMILY in DUSK BAY, NEW ZEALAND.'

Author: 
George William Anderson [NEW ZEALAND; CAPTAIN THOMAS COOK; ALEXANDER HOGG]
Publication details: 
Without date or place, but taken from George William Anderson's 'A new, authentic, and complete collection of voyages round the world [...] containing a new [...] account of Captain Cook's [...] voyages' (London: Alexander Hogg, [1785]).
£68.00

Roughly nine and a half inches by fifteen wide. Mounted on a piece of card, with some fraying to extremities. Somewhat aged, but a good impression of a strong, striking idealised illustration, showing a bearded warrior with a club, emerging from the undergrowth beside a tree and fast-flowing water, beside which four women (one of them baring a breast) recline with their children.

Autograph Signature ('Edgar T. Cook').

Author: 
Edgar Thomas Cook (1880-1953), organist of Southwark Cathedral
Publication details: 
Undated.
£20.00

On piece (15 x 16 cm) of laid-paper cut from a page of a diary. Creased and worn at head. Signature under heading 'March 18'. Lightly docketed in pencil.

Signed Autograph inscription.

Author: 
Eliza Cook (1812-1889), English poet and journalist
Publication details: 
Without date or place.
£28.00

On a piece of pink paper, roughly 9 x 11 cm. Neatly laid down onto a piece of white paper. Very good. A reply to a request for an autograph. Reads 'I am | my dear Lady | Yours truly | [signed] Eliza Cook'. The signature is firm and bold, with a small part of the flourish beneath it shaved away.

Autograph Letter Signed ('Mortimer Collins') to [Edward] Draper; together with a printed poem produced on the occasion of Collins's death.

Author: 
Edward James Mortimer Collins (1827-1876), English nineteenth-century novelist, journalist and poet
Publication details: 
The letter: undated, 'Knowsley, <?> of L. Derby'
£95.00

Letter: 12mo, 4 pp. Bifolium. Text clear and entire, but with the outer pages grubby. He has 'no wish to annoy other members of the Court family', so it will 'go no further'. 'It is cool of Miss Court to talk thhe confidence of her own home, when she made the statement to Mrs Bulkeley in her own drawing-room.' Suggests that Draper send 'the Postmistress' a 'reminder'. 'She is so accustomed to threatening letters from her creditors' lawyers that she possibly may disregard this.' Asks him to 'make her understand that withholding an apology may have sharp consequences'.

"Whitby. / List of £100 Freeholders"

Author: 
[MANUSCRIPT] Anon.
Publication details: 
[1872]
£165.00

Five pages, folio, folded, good condition. A list of 141 names and addresses, a few with a line through, ticks or crosses at the side of many, and the letters "C" or "L". Names include the Marquis of Normandy, the Earl of Zetland, Vicars, women (inc. "The Hon. Miss Dawney") and others (no celebrity as far as I can judge). Addresses usually Whitby or close.

Autograph Letter Signed to 'Mr Wilson'.

Author: 
George Ernest Manwaring
Publication details: 
18 November 1931; London Library, St. James's Square, S.W.1.
£30.00

1 page, 8vo. Grubby but in good condition. 'In case you have not already seen it, I beg to enclose you a leaflet relating to my new book. | I shall be grateful for any help that you can give it.' Signed 'G. E. Manwaring'. The book was 'My Friend the Admiral. The life, letters, and journals of Rear-Admiral James Burney' (Routledge, 1931).

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