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[ Printed item. ] Tales from "Bentley." Vol. I. [ Including contributions by Thomas Love Peacock; William Macginn; Mrs Trollope; Edward Mayhew ]

Richard Bentley, London bookseller [ Thomas Love Peacock; William Macginn; Mrs Trollope; Edward Mayhew ]
Publication details: 
London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street. 1859. [ Winchester: Printed by Hugh Barclay, High Street. ]

[4] + [288]pp. [paginated 1-96 three times]. In original brown cloth binding, with decorative design in black on front board. A fair copy, internally tight, on aged paper, in worn and faded binding. An initial 'Advertisement' reads: 'It is well known that stories by some of the most eminent writers have appeared from time to time in "Bentley's Miscellany." It is here proposed to republish the best of them in a collected form. | London, August, 1859.' Thirteen contributions in prose and verse, from, first, the named authors W. H. Maxwell (2), 'T. C.

Autograph Note Signed from Augustus Mayhew to Edward Draper, Honorary Solicitor of the Savage Club, regarding a contribution to a magazine [The Comic Almanac?].

Augustus Mayhew [Augustus Septimus Mayhew] (1826-1875), English journalist [Edward Draper of Vincent Square, London, Honorary Solicitor of the Savage Club]
Publication details: 
Without place or date.

1p., 12mo. Fair, on lightly-aged paper. Reads: 'Dr. Draper/ | Do something for No 2. | No 1 was put of for a week | Yours | Aug: Mayhew'. Mayhew edited the Comic Almanac between 1848 and 1850.

Autograph Letter Signed to Fanny [Brough].

Amy Mayhew [daughter of the journalist Henry Mayhew (1812-87)]
Publication details: 
Undated; on letterhead '22, Berners Street. | W.'

Three pages, 12mo. Very good. The letterhead, in red, carries Mayhew's crest, with his initials 'HM' and motto 'LABOR VINCIT'. An insight into doings within the Mayhew family. As her correspondent has 'not been here', she is concerned that she 'must have offended you in some way or another'.

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