LANDOR

[ George Carless Swayne of Harrow School, divine and author. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('G. C. Swayne') to Major R. G. Macgregor, praising his 'Specimens from the Greek Anthology' with reference to Blackwood's Magazine and Walter Savage Landor.

Author: 
G. C. Swayne [ George Carless Swayne ] (1818-1892), divine and author, Rector of Perrivale, master at Harrow School, contributor to Blackwood's Magazine [ Major Robert Guthrie Macgregor (1805-1869) ]
Publication details: 
Perrivale Rectory near Harrow. 23 September [ no year ].
£40.00

3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged. He praises Macgregor's book for representing 'most faithfully the spirit of the original. This I take it is the chief merit of any translation.' Macgregor's 'employment in this manner so distinct from the ordinary pursuits of the leisure of an officer, proves the work to be “con amore”'.

[ Business; George's Coffee House, Temple Bar; Manuscript ] "Baker Gabb in Account with Sir John Harington" [ Document detailing business/accounts conducted at a Coffee House by Sir John Harington and Baker Gabb ]. With related material [1813-1820].

Author: 
[ Docketed "Gabb George's Coffee House, Temple Bar"; Gabb and Gabell, stewards to the Barony ] ]
Publication details: 
Sept.1815-March 1820
£450.00

Seven pages, folio, folded, minor damage with no loss of text, good condition. Baker Gabb, member of Welsh landowning family, presumably in his role of solicitor acting for the Harington Family, giving a detailed record of financial activity with Welsh property, mainly involving the "Rents of Cadvor", giving details of income from tenants, crops, stock, etc. and outgoings, concluding with the balance due to Sir John Harington (£2989.19.1). Also the Royal Oak, Abergavenny. With 10 further MS items including: A. Three draft letters (Harington's hand presumably) relating to Cadvor accounts; B.

Unpublished typescript of annotated edition by Stephen Wheeler of the 1808 poem 'The Dun Cow' (sometimes attributed to Walter Savage Landor or his brother Robert Eyres Landor), a defence of Dr Parr against the anonymous satire 'Guy's Porridge Pot'.

Author: 
Stephen Wheeler, editor of the poems of Walter Savage Landor [Robert Eyres Landor; Dr Samuel Parr]
Publication details: 
Undated. [Around 1915?]
£250.00

4to, [iv] + 50 + [i]. Text clear and complete. Good and tight in worn cloth quarter-binding, with labels on spine and front board. On the rectos of twenty-four of the leaves is a diplomatic transcription of a copy of the first edition, with notes by Wheeler on some of the reverses. At the end of the volume are three more pages of 'NOTES [S. Wheeler's]'. Laid down on both sides of the front free endpaper is a cutting of the entry on 'The Dun Cow' from Wise and Wheeler's 'Bibliography of the writings in prose and verse of Walter Savage Landor' (1919).

Engraving of the poet Walter Savage Landor by H. W. Smith after a drawing by Alfred d'Orsay, with original sample of his handwriting.

Author: 
Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864), poet and author of the 'Imaginary Conversations' [Alfred d'Orsay [Count d'Orsay] (1801-1852), French dandy and artist]
Publication details: 
Neither item with date or place.
£56.00

The engraving, which is not in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, is on a piece of 19 x 14 cm paper, with tissue guard. The image measures around 8 cm square, and shows Landor's head in profile, looking to the left, with 'A. D'Orsay' beneath to the left, and 'H. W. Smith' beneath to the right. In good condition, lightly-aged, with small stain to one edge of border. Attached to a piece of paper, along with the piece of Landor's autograph, which is on a 1 x 18.5 cm strip of grey paper cut from a letter, and is in fair condition, lightly-creased.

Autograph Note in the third person from the English poet Walter Savage Landor to Lord Londesborough, declining an invitation because of the 'crowded state of London'.

Author: 
Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864), English poet and author of the 'Imaginary Conversations' [Albert Denison Denison (1805-1860), 1st Baron Londesborough [Lord Londesborough]]
Publication details: 
Without place or date. [London, 1840s?]
£56.00

1p., 12mo. On bifolium. Good, on aged paper. The note reads: 'Mr Landor has to acknowledge the honor of Lord Londesborough's invitation for May 21. The crowded state of London will not permit him to make his usual visit there in Spring, and among his regrets is his inability to pay his respects to Lord Londesborough.'

Two Autograph Letters Signed (both 'A Henry Savage Landor') from the traveller Arthur Henry Savage Landor to 'Mr Roper' of Boston [the inventor Sylvester H. Roper?].

Author: 
Arnold Henry Savage Landor (1865-1924), English painter, explorer and writer, born in Florence, discoverer in Tibet of sources of Indus and Brahmaputra rivers [Sylvester H. Roper (1823-96) of Boston]
Publication details: 
First Letter: 'Saturday' [1 December 1888]; on lettherhead of the Somerset Club, Boston. Second Letter: 'Sunday' [6 January 1889]; 2 Walnut Street [Boston].
£165.00

Both items in very good condition, on lightly-aged paper, each with slight trace of paper label at spine. Letter One: 3 pp, 12mo. Docketed at head of first page '1 Dec/88.' and 'The Explorer of Thibet [sic]'. He thanks him 'for the Card of the St Botolph Club' and will try to go there the following day. He has 'so many things to do' that he is not sure he will be able to stay there long. Letter Two: 4 pp, 12mo. Docketed beneath address '6 January 89.', and beneath signature 'The traveller in Thibet [sic]'. Thanking him for the 'note and cheque', and hoping that the sketch arrived safely.

[Manuscript] "Appeal to the Public for the descendents of De Foe" [Daniel Defoe]. With three MS. poems by Landor.

Author: 
Walter Savage Landor, Author (1775-1864)
Walter Savage Landor, Author
Publication details: 
Undated.
£950.00
Walter Savage Landor, Author

One page, 4to, tipped onto larger card, good condition. Forty-five lines excluding signature at base ("Walter Savage Landor"), text, worked over by Landor, as follows: The Public is informed that our gracious queen [sic], among her many acts of judicious beneficence, has granted a pension of 100£ a year to the lineal descendents, in the fourth degree, of Daniel De Foe. These are two aged women reduced to poverty and decrepitude.

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