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[Manuscript notebook of an anonymous English plane spotter, containing detailed entries of planes coming in to various airports in southern England between 1947 and 1950. In notebook containing publicity material for the Ingersoll-Rand Co. Ltd.]

Author: 
[British plane spotting in the 1940s; Ingersoll-Rand Co. (air compressors and pneumatic tools)]
British plane spotting in the 1940s
Publication details: 
Compiled between 1947 and 1950. [Ingersoll-Rand Co., Limited, 165, Queen Victoria St., London, E.C.4]
£450.00
British plane spotting in the 1940s

12mo, 133 pp. Hundreds of neat entries, in a small hand, written lengthwise on graph-paper pages in a red-cloth 'Memoranda' book ('Compliments of Ingersoll-Rand Co., Limited, 165, Queen Victoria St., London, E.C.4.'). Good: with text clear and complete on lightly-aged paper, in the original worn red binding. Many entries are dated (with a few also giving the dates on which various planes crashed), and among the airports referred to are Northolt, Yeovil, Radlett, Cowes, Rochester, Guernsey, Jersey, Peterborough, White Waltham, Hanworth Park, Elstree, Cranfield, Luton.

[Manuscript] The Household Expenses of the family Commander G.Y. Paterson, son of Admiral Paterson, sometime Governor of Portchester Castle (DNB)

Author: 
[Household Expenses, 1880s; Brockhurst House, Gosport, Hampshire]
Household Expenses, 1880s; Brockhurst House, Gosport, Hampshire
Publication details: 
[Brockhurst], 10 Dec. 1882-11 Feb. 1889.
£380.00
Household Expenses, 1880s; Brockhurst House, Gosport, Hampshire

106pp., 4to, black limp cloth, worn, remnants of paper on which is written a biblical passage in Greek on back, hinge strain, but contents clear and complete, text in an extraordinarily small neat hand, sometimes (amazingly) hard to read. The author has used a double entry system, recording Income on one side and Expenditure on the other. The balance (income less expenditure) is brought forward. Expenditure is listed daily, usually all expenses appearing on one line, nature of expenditure and outlay, and a total for the day appearing in the final column.

Signed Autograph Document, by R. F. Palmer, Sheriff, Calcutta, dated from Agra in 1855, concerning his charges in an action at law between Doorga Churn Carr and Ob<?> Mullick <?>.

Author: 
R. F. Palmer, Sheriff, Calcutta [Doorga Churn Curr; Agra, 1855]
Signed Autograph Document, by R. F. Palmer, Sheriff, Calcutta
Publication details: 
Dated 'Agra 19th October 1855'.
£56.00
Signed Autograph Document, by R. F. Palmer, Sheriff, Calcutta

Folio, 2 pp. 38 lines of text. Clear and complete. Fair, on browned high-acidity paper, with slight chipping to extremities and slight internal wear.To be folded into packet. Docketed 'Recd 22d. October 1855 | [initialed signature] | Doorga Churm Curr - | - v - | Ob Mullick | Letter from Mr Fisher -'. Difficult hand. He acknowledges to various documents relating to the case, as well as 'two Bank of Bengal notes', in a writ of Fieri Facias. Explains his requirements ('I must have one man with me to Gard [sic] my property').

Alan Johnson (d. 1795) of Temple Belwood,c, Lincolnshire, to an unnamed 'Rev[ere]nd. Sir'.

Author: 
Alan Johnson (d. 1795) of Temple Belwood, Isle of Axholme, Lincolnshire
Alan Johnson (d. 1795) of Temple Belwood,
Publication details: 
'Temple Belwood near Thorne Yorkshire | 12 May 1788'.
£56.00
Alan Johnson (d. 1795) of Temple Belwood,

8vo, 2 pp. 36 lines. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper. Regarding a replacement for 'Mr Coggan', who is resigning the office of Chief Constable for the Isle of Axholme 'at the next Caistor Sessions'. Johnson has been 'for several years & down to the time of the new Commission o[f] peace the only acting Justice in the Isle', and expects 'some Regard' to be paid to his recommendation. He will 'give the Court some reasons which incline me to think that Mr. Gibbison ought to be preferr'd to his Competitor Mr. Gervas'.

Autograph Letter Signed from 'Dudley Coutts Stuart' [Lord Dudley Stuart] to the genealogist Sir Edmund Lodge.

Author: 
Lord Dudley Stuart [Dudley Coutts Stuart] (1803-1854), Whig politician, husband of Lucien Bonaparte's daughter Princess Christine Bonaparte, supporter of Polish independence [Sir Edmund Lodge]
Autograph Letter Signed from 'Dudley Coutts Stuart'
Publication details: 
22 July 1834; Wilton Crescent, London.
£45.00
Autograph Letter Signed from 'Dudley Coutts Stuart'

4to, 1 p. 7 lines. Clear and complete. Fair on aged and lightly-creased paper. He is returning 'the leaf of your Peerage', which is 'quite correct in the part more immediately concerning me & in all other's [sic] as far as I have observed'. He makes a suggestion regarding Lord James Stuart'.

Autograph Letter Signed from the English painter Adrian Allinson to fellow-artist Jean Inglis.

Author: 
Adrian Allinson (1890-1959), English artist [Jean Inglis]
Autograph Letter Signed from the English painter Adrian Allinson
Publication details: 
29 March 1956. Postmark of St John's Wood, London.
£56.00
Autograph Letter Signed from the English painter Adrian Allinson

4to, 2 pp. 46 lines. Clear and complete. Good, on aged paper. He thanks her for putting the commission of 'Mr Proger' his way, discussing the circumstances. 'Just 3 days before I received his letter, while Molly & I were making some sort of order in the Augean Stable which is my lower studio, workshop & general storage place I came across this little panel (a view of Burleigh) which I had thrown asside [sic] as a dud.

Autograph Signature of the writer and suffragette Beatrice Harraden, on her letterhead.

Author: 
Beatrice Harraden (1864-1936), British writer and suffragette
Writer and suffragette Beatrice Harraden
Publication details: 
Undated. On letterhead of 5, Cannon Place, Hampstead Heath, N.W.
£23.00
Writer and suffragette Beatrice Harraden

12mo, 1 p. Fair, on aged paper, with central horizontal crease, and traces of mount adhering to reverse. In response to a request for an autograph Harraden has signed, neatly in the centre of the page, 'Your truly | [signed] Beatrice Harraden'. The signature is underlined.

Autograph Letter Signed from English painter Henry Lamb, R.A., to fellow-artist Jean Inglis.

Author: 
Henry Lamb (1883-1960), R.A. English artist of the Camden Town Group [Jean Inglis]
Autograph Letter Signed from English painter Henry Lamb
Publication details: 
4 July 1944; St John's Cottage, Cambridge.
£125.00
Autograph Letter Signed from English painter Henry Lamb

Landscape 12mo. 12 lines. Text clear and complete. Good, on aged paper, in envelope addressed by Lamb to Inglis. On 'seeing the picture after that long interval' he was 'not ashamed of it', but 'when it was new my friends used to rag me about my "Morgue" pictures', there being 'a few others of similar gruesome import'. Now that he is 'far past youth' he is 'painting mostly scenes of sweetness & serenity'. He is sorry that she is 'denied the priviledge [sic] I have enjoyed all these sinister times', that of being able to paint.

Typed Letter Signed from the English actor and film director Milton Rosmer to the artist Jean Inglis.

Author: 
Milton Rosmer (1881-1971), British actor, film director and screenwriter [Gaumont-British Picture Corporation Ltd]
English actor and film director Milton Rosmer
Publication details: 
20 September 1933; on letterhead of the Gaumont-British Picture Corporation Ltd.
£28.00
English actor and film director Milton Rosmer

4to, 1 p. 15 lines. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper. In green ink. He is pleased that her 'footsteps are treading in high places', and hopes that this 'leads to as much golden reward as it seems to suggest'. He will see her friend 'Mr. Kennerley', but he cannot be 'encouraging' as he is not at present 'casting any picture', and will not be doing so for 'a month or so'. His 'activities now never seem to bring [him] to Hampstead', he hopes she will see him when she visits his 'neighbourhood'.

Autograph Letter Signed ('W. W. Fisher') from Admiral Sir William Wordsworth Fisher to 'My Dear Chief'.

Author: 
Admiral Sir William Wordsworth Fisher (1875-1937), Royal Navy, captain of a battleship at the Battle of Jutland, subsequently Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet
Admiral Sir William Wordsworth Fisher
Publication details: 
4 June [no year]. Place not stated.
£56.00
Admiral Sir William Wordsworth Fisher

4to, 2 pp. Fourteen lines. Text clear and complete. Begins 'With my wretched attainments as a cricketer & golfer how otherwise can I do credit to my revered Chief and his band of brothers than by trying to keep my wicket up in this job?' Discusses 'those Jokers [members of a club?] whom HM has still to honour': 'we all consider that to be a Joker at all is quite enough for any man'.

Public Record Office manuscript copy of the Census Schedules for the whole of England (excluding London) in 1841.

Author: 
[1841 Census; Public Record Office]
Publication details: 
[Early twentieth-century?]
£225.00

Folio, 65 pp. In a number of hands. Clear and complete. Heavily aged, in worn binding with front board and flyleaf detached. Many of the leaves are blindstamped at the head with the royal crest. With stamps of the Public Record Office Library, and withdrawal stamp from 'TNA Library' (The National Archives Library) dated 28 July 2007. At head of flyleaf: 'This volume is a manuscript copy of C 1 3 on the search room shelves'. A finding aid, numerating the census returns for the districts of the various counties from Bedford to Yorkshire, Wales, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man.

[Vellum indenture.] Grant of the Custody of the person and management of the real and personal Estate of Maria Anna Zachary Spinster a Lunatic unto Charles Claridge Gentleman'.

Author: 
[Maria Anna Zachary; Shepherd]
Grant of the Custody of the person and management of a Lunatic
Publication details: 
27 September 1838.
£250.00
Grant of the Custody of the person and management of a Lunatic

Striking vellum document, 60 x 75 cm. Docketed on reverse. 32 lines of text, ruled with red lines, with ornate engraved decorative border along three sides, headed in large letters 'Victoria by the Grace of God', and depicting the young Queen, the royal crest, a crown held by a cherub, blind justice, and other images. Tax stamp in margin and frayed ribbon at foot. On 9 September [V Geo.

Two Autograph Letters Signed from Rev. Louis Henry Mordacque ('L H. Mordacque'); the second addressed to the bookseller John Russell Smith.

Author: 
Rev. Louis Henry Mordacque (1824-1870), Somerset scholar at Brasenose College Oxford and Hulmian Exhibitioner [John Russell Smith (1810-1894), bookseller and bibliographer]
Two Autograph Letters Signed from Rev. Louis Henry Mordacque
Publication details: 
13 July 1864 and 10 May 1865; both from Haslington Parsonage.
£75.00
Two Autograph Letters Signed from Rev. Louis Henry Mordacque

Both 12mo, 1 p; and both bifoliums. Both aged and creased. Letter One (recipient not named): Asking to be sent any works 'that would give information on the subject of Chaplaincies abroad in connection with the Government or otherwise', as well as 'a copy of the publisher's circular regularly'. Letter Two (to Smith): Asking if there 'have been any sales of Salverte since the Athenaeum Advertisement', and what Smith would give 'for the whole lot on hand (say per 100 copies) if willing to take them off my hands'.

Autograph Letter Signed from the journalist and music critic Charles Lewis Gruneisen to Sir George Clark

Author: 
Charles Lewis Gruneisen (1806-1879), English journalist and music critic [Sir George Clark]
Autograph Letter Signed from the editor & music critic Charles Lewis Gruneisen
Publication details: 
7 October 1852; 16 Surrey Street, Strand, London.
£120.00
Autograph Letter Signed from the editor & music critic Charles Lewis Gruneisen

12mo, 4 pp. Bifolium. 48 lines. Text clear and complete. Good, on lightly-aged paper. Attached, in a windowpane, to a leaf detached from an autograph album. He 'fell in, at Newport, in South Wales, with a youth of extraordinary ability as a player on the Harp - not the Welsh, but the Gothic instrument'. Although the youth, named 'Pollock', is 'Harpist to Lady Morgan', his income 'is scanty and fluctuating'. Exclaims 'What is to be done, Sir George!

Autograph Signature ('Dudley Coutts Stuart') of Lord Dudley Coutts Stuart, husband of Princess Christine Bonaparte, and 'the friend of the Poles', on part of a letter.

Author: 
Lord Dudley Coutts Stuart (1803-1854), husband of Princess Christine Bonaparte (d. 1847), daughter of Lucien Bonaparte, and 'the friend of the Poles'
Autograph Signature ('Dudley Coutts Stuart') of Lord Dudley Coutts Stuart
Publication details: 
Without date or place.
£23.00
Autograph Signature ('Dudley Coutts Stuart') of Lord Dudley Coutts Stuart

Square of paper, neatly torn from letter. Lightly-aged and creased. On one side firm signature ('Yrs truly | Dudley Coutts Stuart'), with docketting at foot ('Lord Dudley Coutts Stuart | "The friend of the Poles" -'). On reverse: '<...> a select Committee - A short time I obtained a return of a memorial presented him to the Court of Directors'.

One Autograph Letter Signed and Two Typed Letters Signed (all 'Randall Cantuar:') to [William George Arthur] Ormsby-Gore.

Author: 
Randall Davidson [Randall Thomas Davidson] (1848-1930), Archbishop of Canterbury, 1903-1928, then 1st Baron Davidson of Lambeth [William George Arthur Ormsby-Gore (1885-1964), 4th Baron Harlech]
One ALS and Two Typed Letters Signed (all 'Randall Cantuar:')
Publication details: 
9 January and 28 April 1913, and 9 May 1914. The first on letterhead of the Old Palace, Canterbury, the other two on letterheads of Lambeth Palace, S.E.
£85.00
One ALS and Two Typed Letters Signed (all 'Randall Cantuar:')

All three items in good condition, with texts clear and complete, on lightly-aged paper. Letter One: 9 January 1913. Typed. 8vo, 3 pp. Bifolium. Twenty-eight lines. Sending florid congratulations on Ormsby-Gore's forthcoming marriage, and describing him as 'one who is bearing burdens bravely & buoyantly in the public service, & striving honestly to do his duty to God & man'. His bride-to-be, Beatrice Edith Mildred Gascoyne-Cecil, is described as 'a maiden like-minded'. Letter Two: 28 April 1913. Typed. 4to, 1 p. Fifteen lines typed and a short autograph postscript.

Autograph Signature of Samuel Rogers ['Saml Rogers'], 'the Banker Poet', on cheque drawn on his own bank, Messrs Rogers, Olding, Sharpe & Co.

Author: 
Samuel Rogers (1763-1855), 'the Banker Poet', friend of Wordsworth, Coleridge and Byron
Autograph Signature of Samuel Rogers ['Saml Rogers'], 'the Banker Poet'
Publication details: 
30 July 1849. Messrs Rogers, Olding, Sharpe & Co, 29 Clements Lane, Lombard Street.
£125.00
Autograph Signature of Samuel Rogers ['Saml Rogers'], 'the Banker Poet'

Around the size of a modern cheque. Fair, on lightly-aged paper. A nice item, considering Rogers' background. A printed cheque for £40 cash, written out to himself (as 'S R'). With a lattice of five lines over Rogers' signature ('Saml Rogers') indicating payment. Denominations to be paid indicated on back.

Autograph Letter Signed from the politician and philanthropist William John Evelyn ['W. J. Evelyn.'] to Frank Walton.

Author: 
W. J. Evelyn [William John Evelyn; William Evelyn] (1822-1908) of Wotton House, Dorking, Conservative Member of Parliament for Deptford, philanthropist, and descendant of the diarist John Evelyn
 Letter Signed from the politician and philanthropist William John Evelyn
Publication details: 
20 March 1892; on letterhead of Wotton House, Dorking, Surrey.
£35.00
 Letter Signed from the politician and philanthropist William John Evelyn

12mo, 2 pp. Bifolium. 13 lines. Text clear and complete. Good, on lightly-aged paper. Giving details of a proposed trip to London, to be made 'if the weather be such as in my state of health will allow me with safety to leave home', on which he hopes to call on Walton 'in order to see your pictures'. Evelyn played an important role in the creation of Deptford Park, and used land from his ancestor John Evelyn's Sayes Court estate as a recreation ground for his Deptford tenants.

Autograph Letter Signed from the editor of 'Punch' F. C. Burnand to T. H. Lacy, regarding the publication of a farce.

Author: 
F. C. Burnand [Sir Francis Cowley Burnand] (1836-1917), English comic writer and editor of 'Punch' [Thomas Hailes Lacy (1809-1873), actor and theatrical publisher]
Autograph Letter Signed from the editor of 'Punch' F. C. Burnand
Publication details: 
29 April 1869; on letterhead of Hale Lodge, Edgware.
£56.00
Autograph Letter Signed from the editor of 'Punch' F. C. Burnand

12mo, 2 pp. Bifolium. Fair, on aged paper. He begins 'Print the farce', and gives two conditions, ending 'There that's definite'. He will have the farce published after it is performed in London, 'at a good theatre of course'. 'But get on with it and lets have the proofs.' He will 'most likely' play it himself 'at Manchester and somewhere else, when I will put all this stage business &c in'. Ends 'Toole wants to do it. | Yours Tooley - I mean Truly'. In one of two postscripts he hopes Lacy has 'a good supply of Billy Taylor. Hopewood & Crew publish it.'

Manuscript bill, in French, for one day's lodging food and drink of Admiral Lord Keith during his period supervising the embarkation of Wellington's army, headed 'Mémoire pour Mr. L'amiral recommencé le 25 juin 1814'

Author: 
George Keith Elphinstone, 1st Viscount Keith (1746-1823), British admiral
Manuscript bill, in French, for one day's lodging food and drink of Admiral Lord
Publication details: 
25 June 1814.
£180.00
Manuscript bill, in French, for one day's lodging food and drink of Admiral Lord

8vo, 1 p. Text clear and complete. Docketed on reverse 'pour agit | Salles'. Initial bill of eleven items, from '1 jour de Logement 36 [francs]' to café et thé 12 [francs]', amounting to 306 francs. According to the Oxford DNB, 'In April 1814, with Napoleon on his way to Elba, Keith was at La Rochelle supervising the embarkation of Wellington's army for its return to England. He was back at Plymouth on 29 July and hauled down his flag.' This is added to a running bill for 8027 francs, with two extra items (including 'Domestiques'), making a total of 8618 francs.

Autograph Letter Signed from the publisher J. W. Arrowsmith ['J W Arrowsmith'] to Clement Shorter, attempting to gain a review for a book of poems by John Gregory, published by Arrowsmith.

Author: 
J. W. Arrowsmith [James William Arrowsmith] (1839-1913), Bristol printer and publisher [Clement Shorter (1857-1926); Sir Richard Gregory (1864-1952)]
Autograph Letter Signed from the publisher J. W. Arrowsmith
Publication details: 
15 February [1907.] On his letterhead ('J W Arrowsmith | Publisher | Bristol').
£45.00
Autograph Letter Signed from the publisher J. W. Arrowsmith

12mo, 1 p. Ten lines. Clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper. Letterhead in red. Headed 'My Garden' (in 1907 Arrowsmith published 'My Garden and other Poems by John Gregory. With an appreciation by E. J. Watson'). He wonders whether the book is 'worth notice'. 'There is no mistake about Gregory being a working man [he was a cobbler]. His son is Prof. of astronomy and Assistant Editor of Nature'.

Autograph Note Signed from the General Baptist minister Jabez Burns ('J Burns') to the Paternoster Row publishers Houlston & Wright.

Author: 
Jabez Burns (1805-1876), General Baptist minister
Jabez Burns (1805-1876), General Baptist minister
Publication details: 
23 March 1855.
£56.00
Jabez Burns (1805-1876), General Baptist minister

Landscape 12mo, 1 p. Text clear and complete. Good, on aged paper, with light traces of mount adhering to the blank reverse. Asking for a copy of his 'Sermons for Families & Villages' ['Sermons chiefly designed for family reading and village worship', 1842] to be given to an individual, and 'put to my Account'.

Signed, sealed and witnessed vellum indenture for the apprenticeship of 'Robert Shaw Son of Robert Shaw of the City of Lichfield Book Seller'.

Author: 
Robert Shaw , eighteenth-century Lichfield bookseller
Robert Shaw , eighteenth-century Lichfield bookseller
Publication details: 
10 September 1736.
£450.00
Robert Shaw , eighteenth-century Lichfield bookseller

Landscape 8vo, 1 p. Text clear and complete. Fair on aged vellum. Engraving of royal crest in top left-hand corner. Printed in small type and completed in manuscript. Three witnesses, including 'Rich. Robinson' and 'Walt: Robins'. Red wax seal of head, and government stamp on blue. Brief modern notes accompanying the item state that the elder Shaw was born in 1685, the son of the headmaster of Lichfield Grammar School (Johnson's old school), who died in 1704. There is no record of anything published by the Shaws, who do not feature in BBTI.

Autograph Letter Signed from Rupert Hart-Davis ['Rupert'] to 'My dear Roger [Senhouse]' on his retirement.

Author: 
Rupert Hart-Davis [Sir Rupert Charles Hart-Davis] (1907-1999), publisher and writer [Roger Senhouse (1899-1970), publisher and translator]
Letter Signed from Rupert Hart-Davis
Publication details: 
19 November 1962; on 36 Soho Square letterhead.
£35.00
Letter Signed from Rupert Hart-Davis

12mo, 1 p. Nine lines. Text clear and complete. Begins 'Selfishly I can't help feeling sad at the announcement of your retirement', which means that he will see 'even less' of him. He rejoices at Senhouse's 'liberation' and sends him 'all love and blessings - not unmixed with envy'.

Autograph Letter Signed from W. R. Arrowsmith ['W R Arrowsmith'], containing a list of books he is selling. Priced by the recipient.

Author: 
W. R. Arrowsmith [William Robson Arrowsmith] (1813-1887), Victorian Shakespeare commentator
Autograph Letter Signed from W. R. Arrowsmith
Publication details: 
30 March 1858. Kinsham Court, Presteigne.
£65.00
Autograph Letter Signed from W. R. Arrowsmith

12mo, 4 pp. Bifolium. On aged paper, with a spike-hole with closed tear from hole to edge of both leaves. No loss to text. He is sending 'a list of the books that I wish to part with in order that upon the exchange for a Dyce's Shakspeare, one settlement of our account might suffice.' There follows a list of the books over around 40 lines, beginning with 'Tyndewood's Procinciale Fol. calf. neat. Best edition' and ending with 'Kennet's Impropriations 1 vol calf'. Includes 'Solomon & Perseda 1599'. The recipient has written '£6 .

Autograph Letter Signed from Camilla Toulmin [Mrs Newton Crosland] to an unnamed male recipient, containing a passage from her poem 'Lines on Mr. Johnstone's Picture of the Covenanters' Marriage'.

Author: 
Camilla Toulmin [Camilla Dufour Toulmin] (1812-1895), later wife of Newton Crosland (1819-1899), English author and poet
Autograph Letter Signed from Camilla Toulmin
Publication details: 
23 September 1846; London.
£85.00
Autograph Letter Signed from Camilla Toulmin

4to, 1 p. In reply to a request for an autograph, she feels 'flattered'. She has copied out seven lines from her poem 'Lines on Mr. Johnstone's Picture of the Covenanters' Marriage' (which was published in 'The New Monthly Belle Assemblée' of 1844).

Anonymous Manuscript, apparently unpublished, docketed: 'Copie of a Letter to Sr Philip Warwick [secretary to King Charles I] assisting at the Treatie at the Isle of Wight Oct: 17th 1648', written a few months before the king's trial and execution.

Author: 
[Sir Philip Warwick (1609-1683), secretary to King Charles I; Isle of Wight, 1648; English Civil War]
Sir Philip Warwick (1609-1683), secretary to King Charles I
Publication details: 
[Seventeenth-century. Docketed date of copied document 17 October 1648.]
£650.00
Sir Philip Warwick (1609-1683), secretary to King Charles I

Folio, 3 pp. Bifolium. Printed on laid, watermarked paper. Around thirty-four lines to the page. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper, with loss to one corner (not affecting text). Reverse of second leaf docketed, and with thin strip from mount adhering at fold. Written in a neat seventeenth-century hand, with a number of emendations (including a deletion of three lines) suggesting that this copy was made by the anonymous author himself.

Two Autograph Letters Signed from Edward Le Bas to 'Miss Inglis'.

Author: 
Edward Le Bas (1904-1966), English painter and collector [Jean Winifred Inglis (1884-1959), artist]
Two Autograph Letters Signed from Edward Le Bas
Publication details: 
Letter One: 14 January 1934; 6 Fitzroy Square, London. Letter Two:4 August [1945?]; on letterhead of 53 Bedford Square, London.
£180.00
Two Autograph Letters Signed from Edward Le Bas

Letter One: 12mo, 2 pp. Good on lightly-aged paper. The 'delightful drawing' she left for him is a 'wonderful surprise'. He has been 'trying some life drawing direct with the brush' and is surprised that she was able 'to put it down like that!' Letter Two: 4to, 2 pp. Fair, on lightly-aged and creased paper. He apologizes for the delay in answering her letter and thanking her for sending one on by 'Bloggins'. He is 'an abominable letter writer though that does not mean a change of feelings to one's old friends'. He has received a letter f'rom C. B. himself about the Academy'.

Autograph Letter Signed by the English genealogist John Bernard Burke, editor of 'Burke's Peerage', to one of his 'Earliest Supporters', regarding his 'St. James's Magazine'.

Author: 
Sir John Bernard Burke (1814-1892), English genealogist, editor of 'Burke's Peerage'
Two Autograph Letters signed from the Sussex antiquary Mark Antony Lower
Publication details: 
17 August 1849; 8 Alfred Place West, Brompton, London.
£65.00
Two Autograph Letters signed from the Sussex antiquary Mark Antony Lower

12mo, 2 pp. Bifolium. Twenty lines. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper. Because of the 'Very great outlay attending the production of the work at the onset', asks for a year's advance subscription of £1 10s 0d. Gives the publication date, adding 'from the distinguished literary aid I have received I am sanguine enough to hope that it will mert your full approval'.

Anonymous manuscript, in French, by the 'Doyen de la Musique du Roi', listing those 'Musiciens du Roi' alive and dead in 1815, and giving the 'Apostile de M. de Rohan a ma demande de Bibliotécaire [sic] honoraire'.

Author: 
[La Musique du Roi (the King's Music); Monsieur de Rohan; Bourbon France]
La Musique du Roi (the King's Music)
Publication details: 
[Circa 1815.]
£450.00
La Musique du Roi (the King's Music)

12mo, 8 pp. Fair, on aged laid paper. On four leaves removed from a pocket book, with two leaves numbered in manuscript '41' and '42'. Apparently a first-person draft of information for an appeal by the oldest surviving member (from the inception of the group) for a stipend. Begins 'Depuis le commencement de l'an 1760 que j'ai ete recu a la Musique du Roi, j'ai été en exercice jusqu'en 1792, avec 222. sujets qui s'y sous dont 40 vivant encore au 18 Janvier 1815. [...]'.

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