ESHER

[ Prince Louis of Orleans, Duke of Nemours, and foxhunting in England. ] Autograph Letter in the third person to Captain F. T. B. Hankey, R.N. of Fetcham Park, with wax seal, expressing gratification at hunting with 'the Surrey Union Fox-hounds'.

Author: 
Prince Louis d'Orléans, Duc de Nemours [ Louis Charles Philippe Raphaël d'Orleans ] (1814-1896), second son of King Louis-Philippe I of France [ Capt. Frederick Thomas Barnard Hankey (1813-1896) ]
Publication details: 
Claremont, Esher. 2 April 1863.
£100.00

1p., 12mo. With mourning border. In fair condition, aged and ruckled, with good impression of seal in black wax. Laid down on part of a leaf from an album, with the letter's envelope (addressed by Nemours to 'Captain Hankey R.N. | Fetcham park | Fetcham') placed beneath it. The letter reads: 'The Duke of Nemours presents his compliments to captain Hankey and begs to enclose a contribution for the Surrey Union Fox-hounds, in hunting with which he felt much gratified.'

[ Thomas J. Wise; Inscribed by author and another ] A Review of Reviews

Author: 
Fannie Ratchford, Rare Books Librarian of the University of Texas (Fannie Elizabeth Ratchford).
Publication details: 
No imprint [ Austin, Texas, 1946 ]
£180.00

71pp., cr.8vo, printed wrappers, edges sunned and sl worn, good condition. Inscribed by author, front cover, "From Fannie Ratchford", with a note, also on the front cover, "Dear Mr. Muir, | Keep this if you have not got it - otherwise throw it away | Esher" [Brett, Oliver Sylvain Baliol (1881-1965) 3rd Viscount Esher, Book-Collector ]. Also, inside front cover, Muir's simple bookplate. Originally published in the Library Chronicle of the University of Texas, vol. I, no. 4, 1945 and vol. II, no. 1, 1946. A postscript has been added.

Autograph Letter Signed ('W. Howitt') from the English author William Howett [to the editor of the Literary Gazette William Jerdan?], requesting a favourable review [of his 'Popular History of Priestcraft'].

Author: 
William Howitt (1792-1879), English poet and author, originally a Quaker, friend of Elizabeth Gaskell and advocate of spiritualism [William Jerdan (1782-1869), editor of the Literary Gazette]
Publication details: 
Nottingham. [1833.]
£56.00

1p., 16mo. On aged paper, with minor damage on removal from album. He requests 'the favour of an early notice in your journal, of the accompanying little volume if it be fortunate enough to meet your approbation'. The work has 'no object but to serve true religion & true liberty'. In a postscript he requests a 'copy of the paper containing the notice'. Howitt practised as a chemist in Nottingham between 1822 and 1836, when he moved to Esher, Surrey.

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