HARRIS

[ Eileen Chandler, artist. ] Personal album relating to her portrait work, mainly in Hollywood, and including photographs of her portraits, and original photographs of children of celebrities.

Author: 
Eileen Chandler [ born Eileen Harris ] (1904-1993), English artist who worked in Los Angeles on portraits of Hollywood children [ Liza Minnelli; Mia Farrow; Deborah Kerr; Maureen O'Sullivan ]
Publication details: 
Undated [ 1950s and 1960s ]. Mainly relating to her time in Los Angeles, California.
£800.00

For more information about Chandler, see the appreciative obituary by Vy Reiners in the Independent, 5 February 1993, which describes how 'An article in the Illustrated London News launched her on a successful career that took her to Hollywood, painting sensitive, charming watercolour portraits of the children of the stars, and many of the stars themselves.' The present item contains 70 photographs in a 24 x 33 cm album. The photographs, ranging in size from 19 x 23 cm. downwards, are in good condition, with light signs of age and wear.

[ Rev. George Harris, Unitarian minister. ] Two Autograph Letters Signed (both 'George Harris') to James Yates of London and York, regarding the troubles of his previous congregation in Glasgow, under their new minister 'Mr. Taylor'.

Author: 
Rev. George Harris (1794-1859), Unitarian minister, author and editor
Publication details: 
Both from 2 Hope Park, Edinburgh. 22 February and 5 March 1844.
£120.00

Both on 4to biofoliums, and addressed, with postmarks, on the reverse of the second leaf. Both in fair condition, on lightly aged and worn paper. ONE (22 February 1844): Concerning the unfortunate state of 'the Glasgow congregation' since Harris's removal to Edinburgh. His successor 'Mr. T[aylor].' stated his 'present views' to 'Messrs C<?> & Smith', 'and they said at once he ought to resign the pulpit [...] The end cannot be far off. Mr. T. declared he would not quit the pulpit till he was dragged out of it'. The letter continues with references to 'Mr Taylor' and 'Mr Davidson'.

[ Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, poet and anthologist. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('A. T. Quiller-Couch') to unnamed recipient, describing a meeting with the recently-deceased Harold Frederic and 'Miss Lyon' (tried for his manslaughter), and Frank Harris.

Author: 
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [ pen-name 'Q' ] (1863-1944), Cornish poet and anthologist [ Harold Frederick (1856-98), London correspondent of New York Times; Frank Harris (1855-91), journalist ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of The Haven, Fowey, Cornwall. 23 November 1895.
£56.00

An interesting letter regarding a celebrated Victorian scandal. In 1884 Frederic had come to England with his wife and five children as the London correspondent of the New York TImes. He set up a second household with Kate Lyon, with whom he had a further three children. Lyons was a Christian Scientist, and when Frederic suffered a stroke in 1898, she tried to cure him by faith healing. At the instigation of Mrs Frederic, Lyon was tried for manslaughter, but was acquitted. 4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly-aged.

[Lionel Trilling, American literary critic.] Typed Letter Signed ('Lionel Trilling') to 'Miss Last', discussing the critical response to his novel ('The Middle of the Journey') and 'the choice' between two books on Oscar Wilde'.

Author: 
Lionel Trilling (1905-1975), American literary critic
Publication details: 
On letterhead of 620 West 116 Street, New York, 27, N.Y. Undated [circa 1947?].
£80.00

2pp., 12mo. 33 lines of text. The first paragraph reads: 'Dear Miss Last: | I'm afraid I can't give you first-hand help on the choice between [Frank] Harris and [Hesketh] Pearson on Wilde - ignorance, madam, sheer ignorance. But I consulted a friend who is interested in Wilde and knows the literature well and he says that you should not accept either without the other, that they each offer views that are necessary for an attempt to get the figure of Wilde in reasonable view.

[Three printed Home Office pamphlets.] 'Education in Reformatory and Industrial Schools', 'Disposal of Reformatory and Industrial School Boys to Farm Service in England and Wales' and 'Reformatory and Industrial Schools. Working of Financial Scheme'

Author: 
[S. W. Harris, Children's Branch, Home Office, Whitehall; Arthur H. Norris, Chief Inspector of Reformatory and Industrial Schools]
Publication details: 
All London. ONE: Printed under the Authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office, By Jas. Truscott & Son, Ltd., Suffolk Lane, EC. 1919. TWO: Printed by His Majesty's Stationery Office. 1920. THREE: Children's Branch, Home Office, Whitehall. 1925.
£80.00

All three with shelfmarks, stamp and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. ONE: Arthur H. Norris, 'Home Office. Education in Reformatory and Industrial Schools. Circular letter of H.M. Chief Inspector of Reformatory and Industrial Schools, to the Managers and Staff of the Schools.' 1919. [2] + 8pp., 8vo. Stitched. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper. London. The only copy on COPAC at the London Schooll of Economics. TWO: Arthur H. Norris, 'Home Office. Disposal of Reformatory and Industrial School Boys to Farm Service in England and Wales. Circular letter to H.M.

[Hon. William Torrey Harris, United States Commissioner of Education; Nicholas Murray Butler, Columbia University, New York.] Volume containing thirteen offprints and pamphlets on education, including eleven by.Harris and one by Butler.

Author: 
Hon. W. T. Harris [William Torrey Harris] (1835-1909), LL.D., United States Commissioner of Education, American educator and lexicographer; Nicholas Murray Butler (1862-1947), Columbia University, New
Publication details: 
All published in the United States, including seven offprints from the Education Review, New York. Dating from between 1892 and 1900.
£300.00

The thirteen items bound in a modern grey buckram binding with shelfmark and label of the Board of Education Reference Library. The pamphlets in good condition, on aged paper, in worn binding, with last item disbound. Each pamphlet numbered in red ink at head of title-page, the first with a shelfmark. ONE: [John W. Noble; William T. Harris.] 'In the Senate of the United States. Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, transmitting A report of the Commissioner of Education upon the conditions of the public schools in the District of Columbia.' 15pp., 8vo.

[Hon. William Torrey Harris, United States Commissioner of Education.] Volume containing twelve offprints and pamphlets on education,

Author: 
Hon. W. T. Harris [William Torrey Harris] (1835-1909), LL.D., United States Commissioner of Education, American educator and lexicographer
Publication details: 
All published in the United States (Washington, D.C.; Nashville, Tennessee; Asbury Park, New Jersey; Milwaukee; Chattanooga; Buffalo, New York; St Paul, Minnesota). Dating from between 1889 and 1898.
£400.00

The twelve items bound in a modern grey buckram binding. In good condition, on aged paper, in worn binding, with stamps, shelfmark s and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. ONE: Presented by Wm. T. Harris. 'Report of the Committee on Pedagogics. The Educational Value of Manual Training.' A paper read before the National Council of Education, at Nashville, Tenn., July, 1889. 14pp., 8vo. TWO: W. T. Harris, Chairman; E. C. Hewett; John W. Cook; E. Oram Lyte; N. A. Calkins.

[Margaret Francis Harris, theatre designer.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Margaret Harris') to 'Mr Rhodes', discussing the sale of her 'Motley designs' to the University of Illinois.

Author: 
Margaret Harris [Margaret Francis Harris] (1904-2000), English opera, costume and theatre designer [Motley Theatre Design Group]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the Theatre Design Course at Riverside, Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, Hammersmith. 17 June 1982.
£80.00

2pp., 8vo. In very good condition, on lightly-aged paper. She apologises for not being able to be 'helpful on any of your questions'. She does not even possess a copy of her own 'Designing and Making Stage Costume'. 'I have no Motley designs at all, as every one which was in my possession has been sold to the University of Illinois, who have taken the whole collection of about 3000 swatches.' She is glad to hear that he has some of them, 'as it means that there are a few still in this country'.

[Rev. R. H. Barham's autograph antiquarian notes in William Courthope's book:] Synopsis of the Extinct Baronetage of England; Containing the Date of the Creation, with the Succession of Baronets, and their respective Marriages and Time of Death.

Author: 
William Courthope; Rev. R. H. Barham [Rev. Richard Harris Barham, 'Thomas Ingoldsby'] (1788-1845) [William Hardy]
Publication details: 
Book published by J., G., and F. Rivington, St. Paul's Church Yard, and Waterloo Place, Pall Mall, London. 1835.
£220.00

xii + 256 pp. Autograph inscription on title-page: 'William Hardy | Nov. 5. 1850 - | N.B. the corrections are by the hand of the Revd. R. H. Barham | The extinct Peerage at the end is not part of this Synopsis'. (Bound in at the end of the volume is a sixteen-page printed list of 'The Dormand and Extinct Peerages of England'.) Barham is listed (p.vii) among the subscribers to the work. In fair condition, on aged paper, in worn red leather library half-binding, with front hinge sprung and front free endpaper and half-title detached.

[Sir George Bramwell, Baron in the Court of Exchequer.] Autograph Certificate, on vellum, regarding an indenture shown to him by Catherine Stein, wife of Peter Stein. With a signed affidavit, also on vellum, signed by Charles Harris Hodgson.

Author: 
George Bramwell, 1st Baron Bramwell [George William Wilshere Bramwell, 1st Baron Bramwell] (1808-1892), English judge [Charles Harris Hodgson]
Publication details: 
Bramwell's certificate: 28 March 1861. Hodgson's affidavit: Rolls Garden, Chancery Lane. 28 March 1861, on vellum document 'Sold by J. Sullivan, Printer and Stationer, 22, Chancery Lane.'
£45.00

The two documents are on 33 x 24 cm pieces of vellum, and are pinned together. Both in very good condition. Both are printed forms, made out by the signatory. Bramwell's certificate begins (with the manuscript portions in square brackets): 'These are to Certify that on the [Twenty eighth] day of [March] in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty-[one] before me the undersigned [Sir George William Wilshere Bramwell Knight one of the Barons of Her Majestys Court of Exchequer] Appeared personally [Catherine Stein] the Wife of [Peter Stein] and produced a certain Indenture marked [A]'.

[Printed London bookseller's advertisement.] For the Christmas Holidays. New Publications, And other Contrivances to disseminate Useful Knowledge among the Rising Generation, [...].

Author: 
John Harris (d.1856), Successor to Elizabeth Newbery (1745/6-1821), The Original Juvenile Library, At the Corner of St. Paul's Church-Yard
Publication details: 
To be had of John Harris, Successor to E. Newbery, The Original Juvenile Library, At the Corner of St. Paul's Church-Yard. 'Bryer, Printer, Bridewell Hospital, Bridge Street.' [1802.]
£120.00

4pp., 12mo. Paginated bifolium. Very good, on lightly-aged laid paper; stabbed as issued. The full heading reads: 'For the Christmas Holidays. New Publications, And other Contrivances to disseminate Useful Knowledge among the Rising Generation, To be had of John Harris, Successor to E. Newbery, The Original Juvenile Library, At the Corner of St.

Autograph Letter Signed ('C H A B') from Rev. Charles Harris Alured Barling of Brook Lodge, Norfolk, to 'My Dear Beevor', expressing dismay at the result of a visit by the auctioneers Christie's to view the pictures of Clarke Stoughton of Bawdeswell.

Author: 
Rev. Charles Harris Alured Barling (1807-1880) of Brook Lodge, Norfolk [Clarke Stoughton of Bawdeswell; Christie's auctioneers, King Street, London, founded by James Christie (1730-1803)]
Publication details: 
Letter: Brooke, Norfolk. 8 April [no year]. List of pictures with reference to a letter of 25 April 1868.
£180.00

Letter: 6pp., 12mo, on bifolium and single leaf. An vivid and entertaining letter, shedding light on Victorian valuation and auctioneering practices. Barling wastes no time in passing on the bad news. 'I am very glad you have written to me about the B[awdeswe]ll. pictures & I can tell you [last world underlined] plainly what the 2 Christie's opinion was which I cd. not do to poor old C[larke]. S[toughto]n. The inspection in issue was a grievous disappointment. So far worse than I cd. have possibly believed, and then coming the question cd. two such Men as the Christies be wrong?

Scrapbook of the lawyer Sir William Charles Croker ('the Sherlock Holmes of the insurance world'), containing caricatures and memoranda by him, photographs, newspaper and magazine cuttings, seating plans, invitations and other ephemera.

Author: 
Sir William Charles Crocker (1886-1973), 'the Sherlock Holmes of the insurance world', President of the Law Society, Deputy Director of MI5, investigator of insurance fraud, Mosleyite Nazi sympathiser
Publication details: 
Beginning with newspaper cuttings anouncing Crocker's knighthood in 1955, and ending in 1956. A few items from 1955 to 1964 loosely inserted.
£450.00

Crocker made his name in the 1930s investigating and prosecuting insurance fraud (and in particular the activities of the Leopold Harris arson gang, convicted mainly through his efforts in 1933). In 2000 it emerged that at the outbreak of the Second World War he served as Deputy Director of MI5, despite being a 'Nazi sympathiser opposed to war with Hitler [...] active in Truth, a journal openly supportive of Sir Oswald Mosley' (Independent, 30 July 2000). The folio scrapbook and its contents are lightly aged and in good condition.

Signed Letter ('C. Bradlaugh'), in a secretary's hand, by the freethinker and Liberal Member of Parliament Charles Bradlaugh, to Frank Harris, editor of the Fortnightly Review.

Author: 
Charles Bradlaugh (1833-1891), Liberal Member of Parliament for Northampton, freethinker and founder of the National Secular Society [Frank Harris (1856-1931), editor of the Fortnightly Review]
Charles Bradlaugh (1833-1891), Liberal Member of Parliament
Publication details: 
8 January 1891; on letterhead of 20 Circus Road, St John's Wood, London.
£85.00
Charles Bradlaugh (1833-1891), Liberal Member of Parliament

12mo, 1 p. Fifteen lines. Text clear and complete. Very good on lightly-aged paper. The valediction ('Yours sincerely | C. Bradlaugh') in Bradlaugh's hand, the rest in a secretary's. Addressed to 'F. Harris Esq'. Docketed by Harris: '18 or 20th of Feb. or March. Length unlimited: but more valuable short.' Bradlaugh is working on the article, but 'must not send it' before the report is presented to parliament, which Lord Derby assures him 'will be within fourteen days of the Reopening of the House'. He asks about length and deadline.

[Printed book by Michael Fraenkel.] Bastard Death. The Autobiography of an Idea. [Copy No. 186 of 200 from the 'Limited de-luxe edition, boxed', signed by Fraenkel.]

Author: 
Michael Fraenkel [Carrefour Press]
Publication details: 
Paris and New York: Carrefour. 1946. [Printed in Mexico.]
£56.00

4to, 169 pp. Limitation details on reverse of title, with firm signature by Fraenkel. Internally sound and tight, on aged paper; in original printed wraps over boards, with binding strained and worn. In worn and damaged original slipcase. A few annotations in light pencil in the margin, possibly by Fraenkel's wife Daphne. Loosely inserted are the book's prospectus (4to bifolium, 4 pp), and by an order form for the books, with reviews, to the Motive Book Shop of Waco, Texas. From the Carrefour Press Archives, and with a long pencil note by its owner Michael Harris on the front board.

Draft of Autograph Letter Signed ('Hubert Smith') to the editor of Notes and Queries, with autograph transcript of piscatorial poem in Welsh (with translation), and five press cuttings related to Welsh bards.

Author: 
Hubert Smith [Hubert Smith-Stanier](1823-1911), British folklorist [David Harris; Wales; Welsh bards; harpists; minstrels]
Publication details: 
Letter: 8 January 1899; Brooklynne, Willes Road, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. Poem undated. Cuttings: 1892 and 1894.
£165.00

Letter: 12mo, 3 pp. Bifolium. Text clear and complete. On aged and discoloured paper, with four pin holes to first leaf. Difficult hand. Discussing an article the proofs of which he has corrected. Poem: 8vo, 1 p. Headed 'David Harris (tom piscota) '. Five four-line stanzas, chorus, and footnote. Translation begins 'Of every sport thats in the world | Fishing is the best | And have to wind out of south | And to fish will jump on my hand'.

Signature on fragment of letter to Lane-Poole.

Author: 
Frank Harris (1856?-1931), editor, author and pornographer Stanley Lane-Poole (1854-1931), British orientalist]
Publication details: 
Without date or place.
£25.00

Cut into a rectangle, 4 x 10 cm. Good, on lightly-aged paper, with vertical crease to one side, well away from the signature. Reads 'Yours very truly, | [signed] Frank Harris.' 'To S. Lane-Poole Esq.' in bottom left-hand corner. Docketed on reverse 'Editor of Saturday Review & Author of "Elder Conklin'.

Engraving ('J. Harris Sculpt'), reproducing a mediaeval illustration, titled 'The Expedetion [sic] of Africa, undertaken by the Duke of Bourbon, as General in Chief, with several other English & French Knights, at the entreaty of the Genoese.'

Author: 
J. Harris, engraver [The Expedition of Africa, 1390; Louis II (1337-1410), Duke de Bourbon]
Publication details: 
Undated. [London, circa 1810?]
£110.00

On paper 25 x 20 cm. Plate size 14 x 18.5 cm. Uncoloured. Title beneath print and engraver's details beneath bottom right-hand corner. Image and text clear and intact. On aged, creased and foxed paper with wear and slight loss to extremities. The illustration shows a number of galleons at sea with wind-filled sails. Each is filled with knights whose flags and shields, each bearing different designs and coats of arms, are ranged along the sides. The National Maritime Museum possesses a coloured copy of this uncommon print, which also featured in the Hennin Collection.

Prospectus for 'The Gehenna Shakespeare'.

Author: 
The Gehenna Press [Leonard Baskin]
Publication details: 
[Northampton, Massachusetts, 1972 or 1973.]
£45.00

Folio bifolium (leaf dimensions approximately 50.5 x 34 cm). Unbound. Creased, with worn central horizontal fold, and somewhat dogeared at head and foot. Four pages, printed in black, with the first and fourth pages carrying a few words in red.

Handbill headed 'An Account of a Grand Fete at St. Ives, On 23rd of April, 1702, in honor of Queen Anne's Coronation; Taken from a Manuscript Book compiled by Edmund Pettis, at the time.'

Author: 
Joseph Harris [St Ives, Cornwall; printed ephemera; handbill]
Publication details: 
Note by Harris at foot dated 'St. Ives, 29th June, 1814.'; 'CROFT PRINTER, &c. ST. IVES.'
£150.00

On one side of a piece of wove paper, dimensions roughly 365 x 255 mm. Laid down on a larger leaf. Lightly creased and a little spotted, but good overall, and with the text entirely legible. The upper part of the item consists of the quotation from Pettis's manuscript book, consisting of nineteen lines in single column and twenty-six lines in double column. It begins 'The day was usher'd in with Ringing, Music, and Versing from door to door. At Eleven o'Clock a Cavalcade was formed in the Court Yard, West of the Church, which made a gallant appearance, in manner and form following'.

Manuscript Signed Indenture Mortgage and Surrender of Leasehold premises 'Between Louis Schnabel of No.79 North End Croydon [...] Watchmaker [...] and Alfred Marden Nicoll of No. 8 Surrey View Villas Ross Road Wallington [...] Painter and Decorator'

Author: 
Alfred Marden Nicoll; Louis Schabel [Croydon, Surrey], watchmaker.
Publication details: 
Mortgage dated 3 April 1891; Surrender dated 6 May 1898.
£56.00

Seven pages. On four skins of vellum, each roughly eleven inches by nine wide. Attached with green ribbon, and with various stamps and two wax seals. Good: lightly aged and creased. The premises are at 77 and 79 North End, Croydon.

Autograph Letter Signed by 'Handley'

Author: 
149 SQUADRON, ROYAL AIR FORCE, BOMBING OF THE RUHR VALLEY, SECOND WORLD WAR
Publication details: 
No date [c.1940-1]; Sgts. Mess, Mildenhall, Suffolk.
£50.00

2 pages, 8vo, both with Royal Air Force letterhead bearing the motto 'PER ARDUA AD ASTRA'. Not in good condition - creased, frayed, torn and discoloured - but a marvellous and immediate piece of history, regarding what one authority describes as the 'strategic bombing [...] principally against the Ruhr, on which No.149 concentrated during the winter of 1940-1'. The letter begins 'Dear Mum, | Just a line to thank you for the photographs, I think that one of you is very good.

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