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[William Pitt the Younger, Prime Minister.] Autograph Signature as frank to an envelope addressed by him to 'Dr. Leycester' of Lincoln's Inn, also carrying Pitt's seal in red wax.

Author: 
William Pitt the Younger (1759-1806), Tory Prime Minister who distinguished himself during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars [Dr Hugh Leycester (1748-1836) of Lincoln's Inn]
Publication details: 
May 1790
£165.00

7 x 21 cm panel from the front of an envelope, carrying the frank in Pitt's autograph, with 5.5 x 3 cm rectangle extending vertically from the bottom, with Pitt's seal in red wax adhering at the foot. Laid down on a leaf from an album. In fair condition, lightly aged, with the seal somewhat cracked and with a few small fragments having chipped away. The frank, written in a bold hand, reads: 'May 1790 | Dr. Leycester | Serles Stair Case | Lincolns Inn'. The signature is written in the customary fashion, between two lines at bottom left: 'W Pitt'.

[ Sir Nicholas Conyngham Tindal, Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas. ] Autograph Letter in the third person to J. L. Adolphus, regarding 'the proof Sheet of the judgment of the Court of Exchequer Chamber in Wilson v. Fuller'.

Author: 
Sir Nicholas Conyngham Tindal (1776-1846), Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas [ John Leycester Adolphus (c.1794-1862), English lawyer, jurist and author ]
Publication details: 
Croydon. 19 August 1843.
£75.00

1p., 12mo. In fair condition, lightly aged. Laid down on a piece of card cut from an album. Reads 'The Lord Chief Justice Tindal returns to Mr J. L. Adolphus, the proof Sheet of the judgment of the Court of Exchequer Chamber in Wilson v. Fuller. He has made no other alteration therein than the addition of a word, thinking the Judgment expresses very clearly and faithfully what was delivered by the Court'. See both men's entries in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Autograph Letter Signed ('J A Froude') to Adolphus.

Author: 
James Anthony Froude (1818-1894), English historian [John Leycester Adolphus (c.1794-1862), barrister and writer]
Publication details: 
12 November [no year, but before 1863]. On embossed letterhead of 8 Clifton Place, Hyde Park, London.
£35.00

12mo: 2 pp. Sixteen lines of text. Good. He is 'very anxious to be introduced' at the Literary Society and 'to take advantage of [Adolphus's] kindness in proposing' him. Gives reasons for not having attending any of the Society's dinners.

Autograph letter signed to J. F. Ellis,

Author: 
John Leycester Adolphus
Publication details: 
10 December [no year], no place.
£80.00

Barrister and author (1795-1862). One page, 12mo. "Dear Ellis, / Doe v.

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