HAZLITT

[ Thomas Griffiths Wainewright, poisoner, artist and art critic. ] 13 items from his biographer W. C. Hazlitt's papers, including two letters apiece from J. B. Wainewright and W. H. Whitear, one from A. G. Allen, two photographs of Linden House.

Author: 
[ Thomas Griffiths Wainewright (1794-1847), poisoner, artist and art critic; William Carew Hazlitt (1834-1913); John Bannerman Wainewright (1871-1929); Walter Henry Whitear; A. G. Allen ]
Publication details: 
London and Oxford. Between 1891 and 1907.
£550.00

Wainewright has the questionable distinction of being the first English murderer to employ strychnine; he was in addition an interesting author (contributing to the London Magazine in its heyday), a capable artist, a connoisseur, dandy, friend of Charles Lamb and patron of William Blake.

[ C.H. Herford, scholar ] Autograph Letter Signed "C H Herford" to J. Cuming Walters (see note below).

Author: 
C.H. Herford [Charles Harold Herford (1853–1931), literary scholar and critic, remembered principally for his biography and edition of the works of Ben Jonson.]
Publication details: 
5 Parkfield Road, Didsbury, 2 Oct. 1914.
£40.00

Two pages, 12mo, a little smudged but mainly good condition. "I think it is very heroic of you, under the present exacting circumstances [The War] to pursue your work at Hazlitt, & even - editor of a jpournal tho' you are - to 'be able to think of nothing else'! | As regards Lectures, don't fel at all constrained to take a course merely because you think it expected, when your journalistic work evidently makes it impossible for you to attend often. \ However this year I shall be somewhat nearer Hazlitt - the period 1700-1780, & possibly you might pick upo something here & there.

[Auction Catalogue; William Hazlitt's Books] Catalogue of an Important Selected Portion of Books, Manuscripts and Letters colected by Willliam Hazlitt [...] his son, the late Mr. Registrar Hazlitt; and his grandson, Mr. W.C. Hazlitt, Editor of [...]

Author: 
[William Hazlitt; Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge]
Publication details: 
Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, London, 1893.
£120.00

Auction Catalogue, 50pp., 8vo, beige printed paper wraps, stitched, dulled, minor nick to spine, pencilled notes on cover, "Hazlitt" and "Defective.Small part of page 9 apparently burnt away; description of item 226 (p.21) cut out with loss also of most of 238 and all of 239 (p.22). The cutting out of this led to a cut in page 23 with no loss of text. The auction includes The Hazlitt Papers (letters by Hazlitt, The Lambs, Leigh Hunt etc), and some interesting Shakepeariana. Only three copies reorded on

[William Hazlitt] Autograph Letter Signed "Gladys Hazlitt" to an unknown correspondent of William Carew Hazlitt, partly about the 'lost' diary of Margaret Hazlitt.

Author: 
[William Hazlitt] Gladys Hazlitt, daughter of William Carew Hazlitt, great grand-daughter of William Hazlitt, esayist
Publication details: 
[Headed] 18 The Avenue, Southampton, 7 May 1929.
£45.00

Three pages, 12mo, bifolium, good condition. She has found a letter to W.C. Hazlitt from her correspondent about Margaret Hazlitt's diary and asks its whereabouts. Her letter about it in "The Times" had produced no results, and P.P. Howe (extensive writer on her "great grandfather William Hazlitt") would like very much to find it still existed. SAhe concludes, "It is now my care to keep the Grave of William Hazlitt in good order at St Anne's Soho".

[Printed handbill.] 'A Course of Lectures on Nursing the Sick Will be given in the Public Institution, Crown Yard, St. Ives, On Wednesdays for Four Weeks, Commencing 27th Feb., 1901, at 7-30 p.m. Lecturer: Miss G. Brocklehurst.'

Author: 
Miss G. Brocklehurst; J. Hazlitt, District Secretary, St Ives, Hunts [Huntingdonshire County Council; J. G. Hankin & Son, Steam Printers; nursing]
Publication details: 
'J. Hazlitt, District Secretary. | St. Ives, 25th Feb., 1901.' ['J. G. Hankin & Son, Steam Printers, St. Ives, Hunts.']
£38.00

1p., 8vo (25 x 18.5 cm). In fair condition, on lightly-aged and worn paper. 19 lines, printed in a variety of fonts and point sizes, in a style characteristic of the period. Headed: 'HUNTS. COUNTY COUNCIL. | TECHNICAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE. | DISTRICT OF ST. IVES.' Signed in type by Hazlitt at the end. 'The Lectures are FREE to all; and it is hoped that many people will attend them, as they will be of a Homely, Useful and Practical Character.'

Autograph Letter Signed ('W C Hazlitt') from the author and bibliographer William Carew Hazlitt, grandson of the essayist William Hazlitt, to autograph hunter John Baron of Blackburn, discussing his published writings.

Author: 
William Carew Hazlitt (1834-1913), author and bibliographer, grandson of the essayist William Hazlitt (1778-1830) [John J. Baron of Blackburne, autograph hunter]
Publication details: 
Barnes Common, Surrey. 18 July 1882.
£80.00

2pp., 12mo. On bifolium. Fair, on lightly-aged paper. In envelope, with stamp and postmarks, addressed to 'John J. Baron Esqr. | 48 Griffin St. | Witton | Blackburne | Lancashire'. Although Hazlitt's handwriting is legendarily attrocious, the reader escapes lightly on this occasion. Hazlitt regrets that he has no copy of either of the books Baron names, as he 'printed only a few copies for presents. Nor have I any photograph of myself.' He is 'extremely glad that the perusal of my publications' has 'proved agreeable' to Baron.

[Printed handbill.] Works or Editions of William Carew Hazlitt of the Inner Temple chronologically arranged 1858-1882.

Author: 
William Carew Hazlitt (1834-1913), lawyer, author and book collector, grandson of the essayist William Hazlitt (1778-1830)
Publication details: 
Without place or date. [London, c. 1882.]
£120.00

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. Nicely printed on good paper. A little worn and lightly-aged; folded counts. 42 numbered entries, from '1. British Columbia and Vancouver's Island. Map. 12mo. 1858.' to '43. Bibliographical Collections and Notes. SECOND SERIES. 1876-82. Medium 8vo. 1882. | Uniform with First Series.

Autograph Note Signed "Willm Hazlitt", author-son of critic, William Hazlitt, to unknown correspondent.

Author: 
William Hazlitt , Jr (1811-1893), English author and translator.
Publication details: 
Chelsea, [London], 28 Jan. 1849.
£45.00

One page, 12mo, good condition. From a batch of letters, many of which are addressed to A. Williams of the "Liverpool Mercury", but no certain identification. Hazlitt says, "I send you sundry autographs, genuine as imported. I will not forget your wishes in this respect when other notable Manuscripts occur to me."

Autograph Letter Signed to unnamed male correspondent.

Author: 
William Hazlitt the younger
Publication details: 
1 May [1886]; on letterhead '6, Spring Terrace, | Richmond, S.W.'
£75.00

Son (1811-93) of the essayist (1778-1830), and editor of his works. Three pages, 12mo. Stained and grubby. Docketed, with date on blank reverse of second leaf of bifoliate. He will be pleased to see the portrait which his correspondent describes. 'I very well remember that there was a chalk portrait by Bewick which would seem to be that you mention and there was an engraving of it in the life of my Father which I wrote some short time after his death & I do not remember whence that impression was derived.

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