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Original cartoon

Author: 
Harry Furniss
Publication details: 
no date
£100.00

Original pencilled cartoon of an old lady drinking champagne, c.1.75" x 3.25". It is unsigned but is drawn on the back of a place card (for a dinner) with Harry Furniss's name on the front. It has, at some time, been separated from a group of such cards (so states a substantial description acccompanying the item) collected by the surgeon Sir James Paget who collected such things at functions of the Royal Academy of Arts.

Part of an autograph letter signed to "Florence"

Author: 
Henry James
Publication details: 
34 De Vere Gardens, 29 Oct (no year, but after 1886 when he moved to De Vere Gardens)
£150.00

Novelist. Part of an autograph letter, 4.5 x 3.5 ins, probably 8vo when intact. Surviving text as follows: "34 De Vere Gdns,/ W./ Oct. 29th// Dear Florence./ The acquaintance that I have been [fragment of page concludes but crosswritten text continues as follows]" int) & believe the [...?]/[...?] faithfully yours/Henry James". On verso as follows: "3// al - Tinsley Bros. or V[?] R. Maxwell (Miss Braddon's.) I don't know [word underlined] any of these people, but" [fragment ends.

Memorandum of Agreement, "Black Magic Poetry 1961-1967".

Author: 
Leroi Jones
Publication details: 
08/10/70
£100.00

Sidgwick and Jackson/Leroi Jones, 4pp., fol., punch-holes sl. damaged, mainly good, marked "File copy", revisions in biro, additional clauses attached and initialled by Jones, document signed by Jones. Stapled to document: letter from Jones's agent, Ronald Hobbs, to Sidgwick and Jackson, clarifying the payment of advance payments on the book.

Autograph letter signed to John Wilson Croker, Secretary to the Admiralty

Author: 
Edward Sabine
Publication details: 
[1825]
£250.00

(1788-1883) Arctic explorer, soldier, astronomer and magnetic surveyor. Three pages, 8vo, good condition, date "1825" written in pencil. Text as follows: "Copies of my book have been ordered by the Board of Longitude to be sent to Members of the Board, and to Institutions, in different parts of the United Kingdom. Perhaps if the eleven copies, addressed as on the following page, are sent to you, you will have teh kindness to frank them to their several destinations. I shall call at the Admiralty myself with this note to spare you the trouble of writing an answer.

Manuscript list of members of "E" Battery, "E" Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery

Author: 
Afghan Campaign
Publication details: 
c.1880
£150.00

Manuscript, one page, 7.5 (W) x 19" (L), with list, two columns including information as follows: state (killed and when, dead, discharged, etc.)/ rank from Major to Gunners/ name. About 60 names. Those who were killed mainly died on 27/7/1880, others died at Kandahar. With: typescript, 2 copies, 4pp., folio, listing members of "E" Battery, "Medal Roll of those who took part in the Afghan Campaign, showing those who were awarded the clasp for KANDAHAR",giving regimental number and rank, most names appearing in the manuscript list.

Autograph letter signed to Donald Currie, shipowner.

Author: 
Lynedoch Gardiner
Publication details: 
21/03/79
£35.00

Groom in Waiting and Equerry to Queen Victoria (d.1897). Gardiner says that Currie's arrangments for the King of the Belgians cannot be bettered. He will order the carriages for 11 and meet at Westminster Bridge. Currie has added a list of names, English and Belgian, presumably of people involved in the visit.

Autograph letter signed to a "Mr Speilmann"

Author: 
Lewis S. Benjamin ("Lewis Melville")
Publication details: 
30 Sept. 1903
£50.00

One page, 4to, arsing from his choice of items for his edition of Thackeray's works which Spielmann considers "indiscreet" because of their anti-Catholic posture, "but I believe not one in a hundred will read the minor items. The 'Jew' passages touch nearer home. But these are not in 'Punch' but embedded in stories."

Autograph Sentiment Signed "J Montgomery" entitled "Motto for the Bible", to "Miss Marshall".

Author: 
James Montgomery
Publication details: 
Fulneck (Leeds), 3 April 1835.
£150.00

Poet and editor (see DNB). One page, 4to, traces of blue paper on which item formerly laid down, condition mainly good, text clear and complete as follows: "Motto for the Bible/ Behold the Book, whose leaves display / Jesus the life, the truth, the way; / Read it with diligence [in the prayer?]; / Search it.- and You shall find Him there."

Autograph letters signed (x 3) to "Mr Silver"

Author: 
Francis Paget
Publication details: 
Oxford, 1904
£45.00

Bishop of Oxford (1851-1911). Thanks for a Report and congratulations on the work he has done. Thanks for partridges and a recollection of his first Diocesan Conference. Thanks for a brace of pheasants. 3 items,

Signature only with others cut from document.

Author: 
Charles Landseer
Publication details: 
no date present
£20.00

Historical painter (1799-1879). Landseer's signature with others (Crowly, Ross, Graves, Lewis, Cury), probably cut from document relating to the Artist's Benevolent Fund. A line has been drawn thorugh Landseer's signature and the words "not eligible" added.

The Lordship of St Mawes, Cornwall

Author: 
(Cornwall Manuscript)
Publication details: 
1727
£100.00

Deed, 2pp., 34" x 24", folded, 31 July 1727, release of the "Mannor or Lordship and Burrough of St Mawes", John Hawkins, Francis Scobell, and Dame Elizabeth Tredenham, widow of Sir Joseph, signatories, to John Knight (see Encyclopaedia Britannica, under "St Mawes" for detail of this transaction). With: deed, one page, 18 x 9.5", folded, 1 June 1614, stained with loss of text but not of sense. Sale of substantial property in St Mawes by Stephen Williams (aka Christopher), yeoman, to Peter Sydnam, gent.

A collection of contracts and related material

Author: 
claud cockburn
Publication details: 
1971-1974
£150.00

Memorandum of Agreemen (Cockburn and Sidgwick & Jackson)t, 3 Dec. 1971, for "The Devil's Decade", 4pp., fol., signed by Cockburn. Memorandum of Agreement (Penguin), "Bestseller", photocopy, 6pp., unsigned. Memorandum of Agreement (Sidgwick & Jackson and Penguin), "Bestseller", 5pp., not signed by Cockburn. Ibid (Cockburn and Sidgwick & Jackson),"Bestseller" 6 Aug. 1971, 4pp., fol., corrected, initialled extensively and signed by Cockburn. Ibid.,(Sidgwick and Cockburn)) "News and Newspapers", 3 Aug. 1972, 4pp., fol., initialled extensively and signed by Cockburn.

Autograph Letter Signed, to the Duchess of St Albans

Author: 
Bret Harte
Publication details: 
Onslow Gardens, Kensington, London, n.d.
£100.00

Author (1839-1902), 2pp., 8vo, laid down on card, small tear not affecting text. He is trying to arrange a visit, and gives some idea of when he can make it, saying that he has to go to Glasgow (where he was U.S. consul 1880-5) and Brighton on certain days. He asks her to telegraph possibilities. He is pleased to have heard from "Mrs Webb" that an accident had no serous consequences.

typed note signed and typed letter signed to Elliott O'Donnell. author

Author: 
Allen Lane
Publication details: 
3 Sept. and 21 Dec. 1936
£150.00

Publisher (1902?-1970). One page each, 4to. In one he discusses someone's sighting of ghosts (about which O'Donnell has written and the possibility of reprinting O'Donnell's work on werewolves in Penguin. In the other he briefly gives information about his family and anticipates an announcement with regard to the Bodley Head "in the New Year". The letter has the stamp of the "Receiver", so the announcement may well refer to the company's financial difficulties (see W.E. Williams, "Allen Lane", p.41 "bankruptcy" of Bodley Head).

Typed Note Signed, Autograph Postcard Signed, and Autograph Letter Signed

Author: 
John Lehmann
Publication details: 
8/9 Sept. 1955 and 18 July 1956
£100.00

Publisher and editor (formerly Hogarth Press). Total 5pp. /sides, 8vo and 12mo (the card). The eqarlier items (TNS and APCS) thanks Sewell Stokes for a piece for "The London Magazine" about George Moore on which he comments ("I'm sure it's an improvement"0 wondering if the effect of an anecdote is diluted by "the part about Ford". In the latter he asks Daniel George, writer and publisher's reader, for suggetions who should get a "Travelling Scholarship" beyond Vernon Watkins ("favoured by the anonymous donor") and Maurice Cranston ("not particularly well off"). Three items,

Two receipts signed, recipients "Messrs Herbert & Daniel"

Author: 
Tighe Hopkins
Publication details: 
Jan. and May 1912
£30.00

author. He has received royalties on account of his book "Wards of the State: an unofficial view of prisons and the prisoner" (1913). Two items,

U.S.S. Tuscarora, manuscript notice of rewards for officers and crew.

Author: 
None (manuscript)
Publication details: 
Honolulu, 1 July 1875
£80.00

One page, folio, lined paper, list of officers and crew to receive $5, $10 or $20. It is signed by the "Commander Commanding", illegibly, but apparently George Eugene Belknap (see "Dictionary of American Biography). Perhaps these rewards are related to the accompanying document, printed form, one page, 4to,, "Treasury Department, Fourth Auditor's Office", filled in in manuscript, dated 7 November 1874, acknowledging letter and accounts "of Commander Geo. E. Belknap, letter, detached, and twenty-seven (27) Deserters.

Autograph Letter Signed to [Joseph Hunter, antiquary (DNB).

Author: 
Henry Hallam.
Publication details: 
Wimpole Street, 30 Jan. [1839?].
£75.00

Hallam, Henry 1777-1859, historian (DNB). He welcomes the gift of "the Octavo Edition of [his] valuable Reports on the M.S.S.

Two typed notes signed to J.G. Wilson, Chairmand of J & E Bumpus, booksellers.

Author: 
Norman Collins
Publication details: 
14 and 18 July 1947
£40.00

Novelist. One page each, 8vo. He is responding to an invitation and outlining a busy schedule. 2 items,

Autograph Note Signed to E.W. Cooke, marine painter

Author: 
John Phillip
Publication details: 
No date.
£20.00

Subject and portrait painter (1817-1867). He discusses a possible visit.

Signature only

Author: 
W.H. Murray Walton
Publication details: 
no date
£75.00

Explorer in Japan. Good signature on pasaper, 3 x 1" approc. With: additional pencil note "Distinguished explorer in Japan made first ascents of many mountains" ascribed on the paper on which the signature is laid sown to "Dr [Howard] Somervell of Mt Everest Expedition" (1953 expedition, Somervelld.1975).

autograph letters signed (x 3) to Walter Jerrold, editor, etc.

Author: 
W.J. Locke
Publication details: 
1906-1911
£80.00

Novelist. Total 4pp., 8vo, in the most substantial of which he confesses to being "a most barren person . . . the very act of composition is one of exceeding pain & travail". He is considering a proposal to write something to help the Journalists Orphan Fund. One note concerns the Thackeray Charterhouse Dinner, the other conveys thanks for a fee and pleases that an Exhibition was successful. Three items,

Autograph letter from the Secretaries of the (self-styled) Gambia Committee to Gisborne Molineux

Author: 
The Gambia
Publication details: 
29/01/76
£75.00

2pp, 8vo, remains of tape indicating from album, headed "Gambia Committee, 3 King Street, Westminster, "We beg respectfully to inform you that a Deputation to protest against the proposal to cede the River Gambia to France, will wait upon Earl Carnarvon ........" Thjey request Molineux's presence. {In fact, GB retained possession.]

autograph notes signed (x 3) to G.F. Troup Horne

Author: 
W.W. Jacobs
Publication details: 
1929-1934
£120.00

Humorous writer (1863-1943), one large 8vo page each. (1929) He is returning some "sketches", commenting on the difficulty of a beginner to get published despite merits, and the need for a little revision. (I have found nothing by Horne in the BLCat.)(1930) His handwriting is even more difficult than usual, but he is responding to a card and appears to be annoyed at a suggestion ("disgraceful"). His postscript runs "If I wrote like that I would take a few lessons".

Autograph Letters Signed to unknown correspondent(s?),

Author: 
Walter Crane
Publication details: 
Holland Street and Neufchatel respectively, 3 Nov. 1904 and 31 August 1931
£180.00

Artist and Poet (1845-1915). Two Autograph Letters Signed, 2 pages and one page respectively, 4to, staining and damage especially to 1910 letter, but texts clear. (1904) Crane outlines his understanding of "the terms under which 'The Golden Primer' was produced" based on his co-author's (Meiklejohn) letters - three fifths of the proceeds. He quotes relevant detail from two letters,on of which discusses a cheap edition for schools. "I find a dummy copy of this with a cover design of mine & Blackwood's imprint". He thinks a re-issue in the "original form" a good idea.

Autograph Quotation Signed "Marie C. Stopes

Author: 
Marie Stopes
Publication details: 
n.d.
£100.00

Stopes has written lines headed "Marriage" on a 4to page (her birthday, 15 October) extracted from "A Birthday Book designed by her Royal Highness the Princess Beatrice" (1881). The book comprises one day to every page. The book has the bookplate of N. Hardy Wallis (see BLC). Stopes says "Marriage:-/ A stream of sweet content whereon do float/The jewelled flowers of passion to the sea / Of deep and everlasting memory./ Marie C. Stopes.

A Protest against Rationalism. The Rationale or Philosophy of Belief

Author: 
P.F. Fitzgerald
Publication details: 
London, Kegan Paul, 1890
£50.00

Brown boards, gilt, bumped and some staining of edge, contents good. INSCRIBED by author: "With the Authoress's love".

Strand Ward Lecturers Book 1730

Author: 
Joseph Trapp
Publication details: 
1730
£450.00

Manuscript, 34pp., folio, bound in vellum, poor condition but complete. A Book of all ye names of the Severall Inhabitants & others residing in Strand Ward in the parish of St Martin in the Fields in the County of Middx for one year free Collection from Christmas 1729 by Quarterly payments or otherwise for the gratifying and paying the Reverend Mr.

Autograph letter signed to Mrs Holdsworth

Author: 
William Agnew
Publication details: 
29/06/80
£50.00

Art dealer and Member of Parliament ((1825-1910). He is writing to her because hers is the first name on a list of "ladies" who have signed a petition "in favour of the extension of the suffrage to women householders". He has presented the petition with which he sympathises.

Autograph Letter Signed to "Fred. Mouillet"

Author: 
Paul Blouet ("Max O'Rell")
Publication details: 
25/10/95
£50.00

2pp., 8vo, discussing work in progress and promising to get the MS to "Andre" by Christmas. He will also be "Max O'Relling" (as a participle) a MS sent to him by Mouillet.

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