GIBBON

[ Baron Sheffield, Gibbon's friend ] Autograph Letter Signed "Sheffield" to an unnamed correspondent, about a work on an agricultural subject. he has been sent.

Author: 
Baron Sheffield [ John Baker Holroyd ], 1st Earl of Sheffield (1735–1821)[1], politician, agriculturalist, close friend and literary executor of Edward Gibbon
Publication details: 
Portland Place, 25 June 1810.
£150.00

One page (with part of bifolium leaf), 12mo, sl. water-stained, fold marks, small closed tear on central tear, text clear and complete, as follows: "I delayed thanking you for your attention in sending me your work which I am satisfied I shall find highly valuable [elision of word] but I have not received it from the Board of Agriculture.. I shall laways be happy to hear from you - I have ordered enquiry to be made at the Board of Agriculture for your work.

[ Thomas Townson, Archdeacon of Richmond and author. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('T. T.') to the antiquary John Loveday, commenting knowledgeably on the 'Critical Observations on the Sixth Book of the Aeneid' (by Edward Gibbon).

Author: 
Thomas Townson (1715-1792), Archdeacon of Richmond and author [ John Loveday (1711-1789), English antiquary ]
Publication details: 
Without place or date.
£38.00

1p., on half a folio leaf (16 x 19.5 cm). In fair condition, aged and worn. Fifteen lines of neatly-written text, signed 'T. T.' Begins: 'I reckon Mr J Loveday, to whom my best respects, has read the Critical Observations on the Sixth book of the Aeneid, which is pretty smart upon his friend the Bp of Gloucester. But the ingenious author, in the eagerness of his assault, seems to lay himself open to attack, by asserting, p.17, that Aeneas never appears as a legislator, except in one line Aen. III. 137.' Signed at end 'T. T.', with the initials underlined twice.

[Benjamin Phelps Gibbon, engraver.]

Author: 
Benjamin Phelps Gibbon (1802-1851), Wesh engraver
Publication details: 
89 Albany Street, Regents Park [London]. 17 November 1841.
Upon request

1p., 12mo. Good, on lightly-aged paper. He reports that he shared the 'bounty' of the recipient's 'delicious present' with his brother, who has been 'confined to the house for a month'. He reports that 'Mr Watts and family are well', and hopes that 'Mr Stack is so'.

Three memoranda by Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges of Lee Priory, including a transcript in French on the crusades, and heraldic diagrams, with authentication of the handwriting by Brydges's grandson Edward Gibbons Swann, for J. Wetherell.

Author: 
Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges (1762-1837) of Lee Priory, English antiquary, Member of Parliament and fraudster; his grandson Edward Gibbon Swann (1823-1900) [J. Wetherell of New Brighton, Cheshire]
Publication details: 
Brydges's memoranda without place or date. Swann's letter dated from Lee Priory [Littlebourne, Canterbury, Kent], 22 May 1846.
£135.00

Memoranda and Swann's letter on the same bifolium, 4pp., 12mo. In good condition, on lightly aged paper and with minor evidence of previous mounting. On the recto of the first leaf is Swann's letter, 'For Mr J.

[Printed House of Commons report into London police offices, 1837] Report from the select committee on Metropolis Police Offices; with the Minutes of Evidence, Appendix and Index.

Author: 
House of Commons Select Committee report on Metropolis Police Offices [London policing], 1837 [Edward Gibbon Wakefield]
Publication details: 
London, 1837. ['Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be printed, 29 June 1837.']
£180.00

PRINTED HOUSE OF COMMONS SELECT COMMITTEE REPORT 1833 METROPOLITAN POLICE POLICING CRIME CRIMINOLOGY ENGLISH BRITISH GEORGIAN EDWARD GIBBON WAKEFIELD

Three Autograph Letters Signed to Mark [Bonham-Carter].

Author: 
George Malcolm Young
G.M. Young
Publication details: 
14 July 1945, 1 December 1946, 8 May 1947; all on letterhead 'THE OLD OXYARD, | OARE, | MARLBOROUGH, | WILTS.'
£120.00
G.M. Young

English historian (1882-1959). All three items, two pages, quarto. All good, though grubby and lightly creased. Three intimate and revealing letters. ITEM ONE apparently sent to Bonham-Carter in America. 'You will soon be back, I think. Are you now occupied in assembling and correlating your observations? [...] I should guess it was quite impossible to think when a Presidential election is going on. | I have been spending a fortnight in Oxford and I asked some of the early-middle-aged dons what the undergraduates were thinking.

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