Elizabethan

[ Roger Kemys of Wickwick, Elizabethan antiquary. ] Signed Autograph Note ('Roger Kemys Recever'), as receiver, at foot of acquittance for the 72s 4d part of 'Marten Flower' of the £6 19s due to Lord Berkeley for 'felons goods' & for £3 10s 0d.

Author: 
Roger Kemys (d.1610) of Wickwick in Frampton Cotterell, Gloucestershire, Elizabethan antiquary
Publication details: 
No place. 1600.
£300.00

1p., landscape 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged. Six lines of text, headed by the date, signed 'Roger Kemys Recever', with two-line addition signed 'Roger Kemys'. The document records the receipt of the 72s 4d which is the part of 'Marten Flower' of the £6 19s due to Lord Berkeley 'for ye felons goods by band', and for £3 10s. Docketed on reverse.

[ The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London; Augustus Harris; Walter Slaughter ]

Author: 
W. H. K. Wright, Hon. Sec. of the Committee of the National Armada Tercentenary Commemoration, July, 1888
Publication details: 
[ The National Armada Tercentenary Commemoration, 1888. ]
£150.00

Three printed, interesting and uncommon items celebrating the three-hundredth anniversary of the defeat of the Spanish Armada. All three in good condition, with light signs of age and wear. The first two items relate to a theatrical production at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, to commemorate the anniversary, Item One being a catalogue of an exhibition that had travelled up from Plymouth. ONE: 'Catalogue of the Exhibition of Armada and Elizabethan Relics Held in the Grand Saloon of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. Opened October 24th, 1888. Compiled by W. H. K. Wright, F.R.H.S., Hon.

[Pamphlet] The London Stage in Elizabeth's Reign

Author: 
[Royal Institution of Great Britain] Henry B. Wheatley, Esq., F.S.A.
Publication details: 
London: Printed by William Clowes and Sons [...], 1890.
£65.00

"Royal Institution of Great Britain. Weekly Evening Meeting, Friday, February 7, 1890. John Rae [...] in the Chair". Seven pages, unbound as issued, stapled, good condition. No copy listed on COPAC or WorldCat.

Elizabethan manuscript vellum bond of Robert Mote of Lambeth Surrey yeoman to William Evans citizen and merchant tailor of London, concerning a messuage in the Parish of St Saviour's Southwark.

Author: 
[Robert Mote of Lambeth; William Evans, citizen of London and merchant tailor]
Publication details: 
[London.] 3 June 22 Eliz. [1580].
£300.00

On one side of a small skin of vellum (circa 28 x 29 cm). In fair condition, aged and worn. In English, with signed Latin note on reverse by a notary public. Boundaries given. Scan on application.

Holograph essay by the Nantwych antiquary T. W. Jones, entitled 'Notices of Richard Brathwayte and his Works.' Accompanied by an Autograph Letter Signed ('T: W: Jones.') from Jones to Rev. Henry Green, regarding Brathwaite.

Author: 
T. W. Jones, Attorney at Law, Barker Street, Nantwich, antiquary [Rev. Henry Green; Richard Brathwaite [Brathwait; Brathwayte; Brathwayt] (1587-1673), English poet, Shakespeare contemporary]
Publication details: 
Holograph essay dated 'T. W. J. | June 1866.' Letter: Barker Street, Nantwich. 3 July 1866.
£400.00

Both essay and letter on aged and brittle paper, with some chipping to extremities (not affecting text). Both are written in a tight, close hand. The letter: 2pp., 12mo.

Autograph Letter Signed ('E. Lynn Linton') from the author Eliza Lynn Linton to an unnamed editor or publisher, calling for 'a brilliant critical notice of Massinger's works', and suggesting that W. E. Henley write it.

Author: 
Eliza Lynn Linton [Elizabeth Lynn Linton] (1822-1898), author [W. E. Henley [William Ernest Henley] (1849-1903)]
Publication details: 
Rodney House, Littleston [Littlestone] on Sea, Kent, on letterhead of Queen Anne's Mansions, St. James's Park; 27 March [no year].
£65.00

2pp., 12mo. Good, on lightly-aged paper. She hopes that she may, 'without being needlessly intrusive', suggest that 'someone, well up on the Elizabethan dramatists, should write a brilliant critical notice of Massinger's works'. She thinks that it would be 'a means of advertisement of great value' if the recipient could 'find the writer & the vehicle'. She suggests 'W. G. Henley of the New Review', who 'has all the literature of that time, & before, at his fingers ends.

Adargraphiad Llythyrenol o Flodau y Beirdd Brytannaidd, a gydgynnullwyd gan y dyfgedig Dr. John Davies, o Fallwyd [...] Ynghyd a Rhagdraethawd ar Farddoniaeth Gymreig, gan yr enwog Gadpen Wiliam Midelton.

Author: 
Dr John Davies o Fallwyd [Wiliam Midelton; William Middleton; Robert Jones (1810-1879)]
Publication details: 
Llundain [London]: 1864. [Argraffedig dros y Parch. Robert Jones, yn Mhersondy "All Saints," Rotherhithe.'] ['Argraffedig yn Rhudd-ddwr-hydd.']
£45.00

12mo: [xii] + xxiv + 76 pp. In original red cloth boards, with 'FLORES POETARUM BRITANNICORUM.' stamped in gilt on front board. Lightly aged and foxed, in slightly grubby binding, but good and tight. A few marginal notes in a contemporary hand.

Documents Signed

Author: 
Henry Stanley, Lord Strange.
£600.00

Fourth Earl of Derby, Privy Councillor, patron of a company of actos, commissioner at trail of Mary, Queen of Scots (1531-1593). Four documents, signed "H. Strange", vellum, c.2.75 x 3.75 ft, folded, occasional staining, with a frayed, damaged unsigned document relating to Sir Gervase Clifton, all documents relating to land in Somerset (Curry Rivel and Burton). Five items,

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