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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".

Autograph note signed

Author: 
Isaac D'Israeli
Publication details: 
undated
£35.00

Author (1766-1848). On a small piece of paper, 3" x 1.5", mounted, D'Israeli has written "Proverbios in Lingua araba, Persiana e Turca 1688 vo. Les illustres proverbes historiques. I. D'Israeli. I Mar. (?)"

Autograph letter signed to Thomas Barnard

Author: 
Harry Furniss
Publication details: 
01/03/84
£50.00

Cartoonist. Threee pages, vestiges indicating it derives from an album affecting only the blank fourth page. "I am sorry you could not turn up at the Club as my time is very uncertain there ...". He invites his correspondent to meet him at the Club after a meeting he is attending. "I would gladly give you suggestions about the bust." In case they don't meet he suggests his correspondent mention his ideas to "Mr Draper". He is uncertain whether he will make a meeting.

Autograph letter signed to "Major Johnson".

Author: 
J.J. Greig
Publication details: 
16/12/67
£35.00

Head Constable of Liverpool. He discusses the prospect of Johnson being appointed Chief Constable of Lancashire, promising instruction and a place inat his office. He praises his active nature and describes the high opinion which "distinguished officers" have of him.

Autograph letter signed to unnamed correspondent

Author: 
J.R. Seeley
Publication details: 
4 Nov. [1878?]
£35.00

Historian and essayist (1834-1895). One page, 8vo. He discussses Baron Tauchnitz's involvement in one of his books [probably the "Life and Times of Stein; or, Germany & Prussia in the Napoleonic Age" (Todd 1849, Cambridge, 1878)]. "As to the honorarium, I am advised that Baron Tauchnitz ought to make an offer".

Autograph letter signed to F.W. Chefron (?)

Author: 
Henry Labouchere
Publication details: 
"Truth", 13 March 1880
£30.00

Politician and journalist (1831-1912). One page, 8vo, remains for page of album."The Executive of the Radical <?> by me to state that they are not at present disposed to meet the deputation that called upon me on Saturday. . . ". With (conjoined) a copy of the letter his correspondent sent in reply, one page, 8vo, outlining plans for a meeting at the Liberal Control Board and assuming that Labouchere would not "divide the Liberal interest".

Autograph letter signed to the "Lord Bishop of Winchester"

Author: 
Henry Taylor
Publication details: 
18/07/80
£150.00

Poet and playwright (1800-1886). 8 (eight) pages, 8vo. He writes concerning a local (Bournemouth) religious controversy and "lay advowsons", giving considerable detail, expressing opinions, and requesting the Archbishop's opinion.

Autograph inscription to A.J.A. Symons

Author: 
Holbrook Jackson
Publication details: 
31/07/25
£50.00

Loose leaf, presumably formerly endpaper of book, 8vo, inscribed "For A.J.A. Symons from Holbrook Jackson" with address and date.

Autograph note signed to Joseph Gallowley

Author: 
George Tierney
Publication details: 
17/10/26
£50.00

Statesman (1761-1830). One page [8vo- sm. folio folded in two]. "Particular engagements" prevent him from dining wiht the friends of "Mr Old Wood(sic)". [Other half of sheet has address and Tierney's frank.] With (laid down): contemporary cuttings from newspaper, obituary of Tierney abd a brief account of Pit and Tierney's duel.

Autograph letter signed to [the Rev. E.F.F. Davies, autograph-collector]

Author: 
Jane H. Findlater
Publication details: 
17 July (no year)
£35.00

Novelist. She assures him that she is "still in the land of the living, and is initially flattered that he is showing an interest (in her autograph). Then she realises that he has mentioned books by her sister (M. Findlater) and has confused her with her sister - "but it is all the same to us!". She mentions that she enclosed an advertisement for "the last edition of my best-known book, suggesting he would find it an interesting read.

Part of an autograph letter signed to Sir M.A. Shee (see DNB, artist, novelist, etc.))

Author: 
Jane Porter
Publication details: 
no date
£45.00

Novelist (1776-1850). Text as follows: "Ever yours most faithfully/Jane Porter/ I shall return it to your care before I leave /<?>/ Sir M.A.Shee.?>

Signature only

Author: 
Jenny Lind
Publication details: 
no date
£35.00

Bold signature on paper cut to 4" x 1", some staining marginally affecting clarity.

Printed letter about the Chicago Fire attached to autograph letter signed "Horace".

Author: 
H.W.G.
Publication details: 
Chicago, Oct. 10th [1871]
£150.00

Printedletter, one page 12mo, with Autograph Letter Signed "Horace" attached by paper clip (I have replaced the rusty old clip with a new one). The printed letter as follows: "[COPY]/ Chicago, Oct. 10th/ My dear Father,/ Do not fret as I shall be O.K.; our poor Town all burnt to the ground EXCEPT A FEW WOODEN SHANTIES; about 150,000 people without shelter; I have saved my clothes and am under shelter. DO NOT FRET as I am not the WORST OFF BY FAR; hundreds of people burnt and all business places. They are giving free passes everywhere.

Autograph letter signed to "Dr Rost "(Ger.-Eng. orientalist)

Author: 
Hyde Clarke
Publication details: 
28/10/82
£35.00

Philologist and anthropologist. One page, 8vo. He expresses his appreication of Rost's "portrait" of (the recently deceased) Dr Burnell (Sanskrit scholar). It is a memorial which make sus mourn the more in knowing how much we lost".

Two typed notes signed to Mrs Roscoe, secretary of the Society of Women Journalists.

Author: 
C.V. Wedgwood
Publication details: 
1950-1951.
£45.00

Historian. She suggests that her talk to the Society could include "some funny stories about the very early journalism in the infancy of newspapers", and, in the later note, she accepts an invitation to a Society function. Two items,

Autograph letter signed to Sir John Coxe Hippisley

Author: 
Duke of Somerset
Publication details: 
Maiden Bradley, 12 Sept. 1821.
£100.00

Edward Adolphus Seymour, eleventh Duke of Somerset (1775-1855), agriculturist, etc. Three pages, 4to. His correspondent was Sir John Hippisley who, among many avocations, pursued agricultural science which is the main topic of this letter. Somerset is pleased to see the books of General Beatson, former lt gen in the East India Company and Governor of St Helena, but also an experimental agriculturist.

Autograph letters signed (x 3) to Clement Shorter, editor The Sphere, etc.

Author: 
E. Ray Lankester
Publication details: 
no year given
£50.00

Zoologist. 2pp. each, 8vo. He talks about proofs of his articles,giving instructions, discusses a manuscript he has submitted and congratulates Shorter on photographs of a Siberian mammoth. 3 items,

Autograph letter signed to "Joyce"

Author: 
Charles C. Darton
Publication details: 
20/05/14
£50.00

Boys' story writer. 2pp., 8vo. He is pleased that she and her brother enjoyed "The King's Scout" (the "nicest women" enjoy their brother's books), and that she would like his autograph. He is sending her another book with autograph letters from himself and the illustrator, "Mr Masefield". "Mr. Masefield's is not a very good specimen but it is the only one I can find at present."

autograph note signed to Clement Shorter

Author: 
Austin Brereton
Publication details: 
17/10/06
£25.00

Stage historian. One page, 8vo.He thanks Shorter for the loan of some books and asks for another.

Autograph letter signed to "Mrs Gray".

Author: 
Charles Voysey
Publication details: 
18/02/71
£50.00

Theistic preacher (1828-1912). 6pp., 8vo. He is responding to the judgement of the Privy Council given on the 11th February that he be under "sentence of deprivation" unless he retracted his unorthodoxies. He discusses disestablishment, the need for the representation of national views, and the fund which established his independence.

Autograph letters signed (x 4) to "J. Strathall"

Author: 
Beriah Botfield
Publication details: 
1845-1849
£200.00

Bibliographer (1807-1863). Total 5pp., three 8vo, one 4to, mainly concerning his exploration of his own family history (Boteville, etc.).

Circular letter signed to "Revd Sir" (presumably vicars in his diocese)

Author: 
Brownlow North
Publication details: 
30/10/00
£100.00

Bishop of Winchester (1741-1820). Secretarial hand followed by the signature "B. Winchester". The Government has asked him (and other bishops presumably) to ask the vicars in his diocese to obtain information about the "high price of provisions", the Clergy being thought "above the suspicion of being actuated by selfish & interested motives". He has passed on some questions (not present) to which he would like answers derived from enquiries in their parishes and neighbourhood.

Autograph letter signed to "Mr Tupper" (presumably Charles Lewis Tupper, Anglo-Indian administrator, see DNB)

Author: 
Colin Scott-Moncrieff
Publication details: 
Lahore, 7 Nov. (n.y.)
£20.00

Engineer and administrator (1836-1916). He thanks Tupper effusively for his hospitality ("Traditional old Indian hospitality").

Two manuscript poems about Fairies

Author: 
Rose Fyleman,
Publication details: 
01/07/17
£400.00

Children's writer. One page, sm. fol. Vestiges of hinges. Signed and dated by Fyleman. The Poems written in Fyleman's hand are: "I stood against the window" (2 verses, total 16 lines; and "Have you watched the Fairies?", 3 verses, total 9 lines.

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