DIONYSIUS

Printed on Silk: a welcoming address, headed 'To The Honourable J. D. Rees, F.R.G.S., M.R.A.S., C.I.E., British Resident, Travancore and Cochin.' Giving details of the institution, set up 'to revive the prestige of the ancient Syrian Community'.

Author: 
'The members of the Managing Committee, teachers and students of the Mar Dionysius Seminary [ J. D. Rees, British Resident, Travancore and Cochin; M. Manorama Press, Kottayam; British India ]
Publication details: 
'Kottayam, 31st October 1896.' Printer's slug: 'Printed by the M. Manorama Press, Kottayam 1896.'
£280.00

The item is from the papers of the recipient of the address J. D. Rees, and is probably unique. In any case, no other copy has been traced, either on OCLC WorldCat or on COPAC. Dimensions 22 x 34cm. Printed in black on one side of a piece of orange-yellow silk, hemmed top and bottom and with selvedged sides. In good condition, lightly aged. Tipped-in onto a leaf removed from an album. With the exception of the printer's slug, the text is enclosed within a decorative border and is headed: 'To | The Honourable | J. D. Rees, F.R.G.S., M.R.A.S., C.I.E.

[ Dion Boucicault, Irish playwright. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Dion: L: Boucicault') to 'Mr. Bentley' [ London publisher George Bentley ], thanking him for advice, and discussing his lack of ability in the writing of short stories.

Author: 
Dion Boucicault [ Dionysius Lardner Boursiquot ] (1820 or 1822-1890), Irish playwright [ George Bentley (1828-1895), London publisher ]
Publication details: 
From the Garrick Club [ London ]. On cancelled letterhead of G3. Albany [ Piccadilly ]. 29 May 1884.
£45.00

2pp., 12mo. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Writing to Bentley in his position as editor of 'Temple Bar' magazine, Boucicault begins: you were kind enough to say some time since that you would publish a slight story of mine I had sent you, but returned it to me with the expression that I had not succeeded in bringing out with the best effect portions that were capable of great improvement.' He states that he has been 'unable to touch' the story, and so is returning it to Bentley in the hope that he will 'publish it in its original form'.

Autograph Letter Signed from Polish refugee Dr Severin Wielobycki to an unnamed lady, enclosing a printed report of his brother Dionysius Wielobycki 's trial in Edinburgh for forging the will of Margaret Darling, headed 'Dr Wielobycki's Trial'.

Author: 
Severin Wielobycki (1793-1893) and his brother, Dionysius Wielobycki (1813-1882), Polish refugees who both trained as doctors in Edinburgh, before becoming homoeopaths [Isabella Darling]
Publication details: 
Letter: 55 Queen Street, Edinburgh. 26 January 1857. Newspaper report reprinted 'From the EDINBURGH NEWS of Saturday, Jan. 10, 1857.'
£180.00

Both items in fair condition, lightly-aged and worn. Severin Wielobycki's letter is 1p., 12mo. On the recto of the first leaf of a bifolium. It reads: 'Dear Madam. | I am much delighted that you take interest in my brother; all friends of his are of the same opinion tat he has been treated very unjustly. I hope your influence will if not relieve him, at any rate shorten his horrible sentence. | I beg to enclose two copies of the document according to your request' (only one copy present). The report of 'Dr Wielobycki's Trial' is 1p., 4to, on grey paper, in two columns of small print.

Autograph Letter Signed ('Dr Lardner') from Dr Dionysius Lardner, editor of the Cabinet Cyclopaedia, to 'My Dear Wade', regarding the collection of tickets.

Author: 
Dr Dionysius Lardner (1793-1859), Irish writer on science, editor of the Cabinet Cyclopaedia
Publication details: 
Place and date not stated.
£45.00

1p., 12mo. Good, on lightly-aged paper. Neatly placed in a paper windowpane mount. As Wade will 'probably be engaged' the following day, Lardner will not trouble him to send the ticket to him. He requests instead that Wade will 'Leave the ticket if you get one enclosed for me at your lodgings and I will call for it in the course of the day.' He concludes: 'Mention in your note at what hour I shall take the gig for you on Sunday'.

Autograph Note Signed ('Dion: Lardner') from Dr Dionysius Lardner, editor of the Cabinet Cyclopaedia, to W. S. Tuckerman of Boston; with original print of the drawing of 'The Editor of the "Cabinet Cyclopaedia"' by 'Alfred Croquill'.

Author: 
Dr Dionysius Lardner (1793-1859), Irish writer on science, editor of the Cabinet Cyclopaedia; 'Alfred Crowquill' [Alfred Henry Forrester (1804-1872)], English caricaturist
Publication details: 
Note: 30 October 1843; Boston. Print: undated.
£28.00

Note: 1 p, 4to. Addressed on reverse to 'W. S. Tuckerman Esq | Post Office | Boston', with red ink postmark and remains of red wax seal. Good, on lightly-aged paper. Reads: 'Boston 30 Octr. 1843 | [name deleted] Esq | Sir | I have much pleasure in complying with the request conveyed in your letter of Saturdays date. | I remain yours very truly | [signed] Dion: Lardner'. Print: 11.5 x 17.5 cm (including 0.5 cm white border). In good condition, neatly laid down on piece of wove paper, 22.5 x 29 cm, with black ink border.

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