DURRANT

[ Maud Allan: 'The Cult of the Clitoris'. ] Autograph Letter Signed to 'Mrs Sassoon', with reference to Sybil Thorndyke, 'Prius' and 'Major Clare's play'.

Author: 
Maud Allan [ born Beulah Maude Durrant ] (1873-1956), Canadian pianist, dancer and actress, denounced by Noel Pemberton Billing as a lesbian and German spy
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the Hotel Majestic, Paris. 19 June [ no year ].
£100.00

3pp., 8vo. Bifolium. In fair condition, aged and worn. She begins by thanking her for 'Mr. Prius' address - I wanted to see if he would be interested in a big Opera season of 4 weeks which very important people over here are planning for London.' She has sent Prius 'Major Clare's play', but neither she nor Clare has heard from him. 'What is happening to it? Do you know? - if so, I'd like to know or has he taken it to Sybil Thorndyke?' She is 'having a lovely time - seeing plays etc & doing just as I will.

[pamphlet] Seven Letters written by Sterne and his Friends, hitherto unpublished. Edited by W. Durrant Cooper, F.S.A.

Author: 
William Durrant Cooper (1812-1875), ed. [Laurence Sterne; M. Tollot; John Hall Stevenson; Robert 'Panty' Lascelles; Horace Walpole; John Hope; John Wharton]
Seven Letters written by Sterne and his Friends
Publication details: 
London: Printed for Private Circulation, by T. Richards, 100, St. Martin's Lane. 1844.
£135.00
Seven Letters written by Sterne and his Friends

8vo, vii + 23 pp. Stitched as issued. Text clear and complete. Internally sound, tight and clean; spotting to first and last leaves, with a gummed strip of white paper strengthening the spine. Thin strip along head of title removed, presumably for presentation or ownership inscription. One annotation and two corrections in a contemporary hand. Dedicated by Durrant to John Thomas Wharton of Skelton Castle, 'Bloomsbury Square, London, July 1844.' Three pages of notes at end. Long letter by Tollot, in French. Two Sterne letters, 1764 and 1766, both to Stevenson.

Substantial collection of articles (mainly to the 'Glasgow Argus' and 'Wigtownshire Free Press') and other writing by William Durrant Cooper (1812-1875), antiquary, mainly political and much of it anonymous, collected by Durrant himself.

Author: 
William Durrant Cooper (1812-1875), antiquary
Publication details: 
Between 1842 and 1844.
£450.00

4to, 194 pp. (paginated by Cooper). In original calf half-binding, with marbled boards and endpapers. All texts clear and complete. On aged paper chipped at extremities, and coming away from binding, which has been covered in plastic. With Durrant's armorial bookplate, and signed 'Wm Durrant Cooper' on first page.

Typed Letter Signed to Sir Philip Magnus [of the Royal Society of Arts], Tangley Hill, Chilworth, Surrey.

Author: 
Sir Arthur Isaac Durrant [Royal Society of Arts]
Publication details: 
27 September 1918; on letterhead of the War Cabinet Committee on Accommodation.
£36.00

English civil servant (1864-1939). The recipient was an educationalist and authority on Edmund Burke. One page, quarto. Very good on slightly discoloured paper. Docketed and bearing the Society's stamp. 'On behalf of Sir Alfred Mond [Committee Chairman], I hasten to assure you and the Committee at the Royal Society of Arts that there is at present no intention on the part of H.M.

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