METAPHYSICAL

[ William Rathbone Greg, English essayist. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('W. R. Greg') to 'My dear Charles', discussing his medical treatment at the hands of 'Mr. Quain' [ the future Sir Richard Quain ].

Author: 
W. R. Greg [ William Rathbone Greg ] (1818-1881), English essayist, born in Manchester, member of the Metaphysical Society, London [ Sir Richard Quain (1816-1898), Irish physician ]
Publication details: 
'Park Lodge | Tuesday.' [no year]
£45.00

2pp., 12mo. On bifolium. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper, with traces of mount on blank second leaf. He was attended in his illness by 'Mr. Quain of 32 Cavendish Square', and he 'liked him much. But it was many years ago, and I forget what I wanted him for. But he was sensible & business-like.' He and his wife would have called on him 'as we came up from the Lubbocks', but she was 'too tired by two very busy days, when it came to the time'.

[Item printed for the Chetham Society, inscribed by the editor.] A Forme of Confession grounded upon the ancient Catholique and Apostolique Faith. Made and composed by the Honorable Ladie the Lady Bridget Egerton. A.D.1636.

Author: 
Lady Bridget Egerton; Sir Philip de Malpas Grey Egerton, Bart., M.P.; Chetham Society, Manchester
Publication details: 
Printed for the Chetham Society. 1871.
£90.00

Beneath title on title-page: 'From the original MS. in the possession of Sir Philip de Malpas Grey Egerton, Bart., M.P.' [1] + 31pp., 4to. With frontispiece facsimile in black and red. On aged and worn paper, in damaged binding, with front hinge split and spine held together with tape. Bookplate label of M. A. E. Cotton on front pastedown. In dark-green cloth binding, with gilt design on front board incorporating the words of 'BRIDGETS BELIEFE' within a ruled border. Inscribed by the editor on the front free endpaper: 'Marianne | from her affectionate brother | P. M.

[Periodical] Metaphysical Digest. The Journal of the Society of Metaphysicians

Author: 
[Society of Metaphysicians]
Metaphysical Digest.
Publication details: 
1954-1957.
£450.00
Metaphysical Digest.

8 issues of this scarce periodical, vol.2, no. 5; vol.3, nos.1-5; Vol.4, nos.1-2 (Oct.-Dec. 1954-June-Dec.1957), reproduced from typescript, one issue damaged with small loss of text, mainly fair condition.

Autograph Letter Signed ('James Knowles') to his friend and sister Emmeline's husband Henry Hewett.

Author: 
Sir James Knowles [Sir James Thomas Knowles] (1831-1908), architect and editor of 'The Contemporary Review' and 'The Nineteenth Century' [Henry Hewett; the Metaphysical Society; William George Pedder]
Publication details: 
1 April 1871; Hotel des Bains, Boulogne.
£35.00

12mo, 2 pp. In poor condition, creased and with frayed edges and a closed tear to the second leaf of the bifolium, to which there is also slight loss. Text clear and entire, apart from one word. Addressed to 'Dear old Boy' and 'old fellow', from 'Your <?> Brother'.

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