ROME

Printed pamphlet: 'The Home and Church of St. Gregory the Great.' [ With eight plates. ]

Author: 
Rt. Rev. T. B. Snow, O.S.B.[ Church of St Gregory the Great, Rome ]
Publication details: 
'Reprinted from the Downside Review.' Printed by the Western Chronicle Company, Limited, Yeovil. 1890.
£90.00

24pp., 8vo. With frontispiece and seven plates. In grey printed wraps. Disbound. In good condition, with light signs of age and wear. The only copy on COPAC at Aberdeen, and now scarce.

Anonymous pamphlet in illustrated wraps: 'Irish National Church in Honour of Saint Patrick, Rome.'

Author: 
[ St Patrick's Church, Rome; Browne and Nolan, Printers, Dublin; Patrick Glynn of Limerick ]
Publication details: 
Browne and Nolan, Printers, Dublin. [ Circa 1887. ]
£120.00

32pp., 8vo. Stitched. With leaf tipped-in carrying a one-page addendum transcript of a 'Letter from His Eminence Cardinal Manning', 1887. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. In illustrated wraps printed in green and yellow, the front cover carrying an illustration of 'St. Patrick receiving the Commission at Rome from Pope Celestine I. to preach the Gospel to the Irish People'; the back cover with illustration of 'St. Patrick preaching to the Irish Chieftains at Tara'. Over the last five pages, in small type, is a 'List of Contributors'.

[ Printed item. ] Catalogo delle Opere di Musica o ad essa relative che nel Decennio sono state depositate nell'Archivio della Congregazione ed Accademia di Santa Cecilia di Roma.

Author: 
'L. ROSSI Segret. ed Archivista della C. ed A.' [ L'Archivio della Congregazione ed Accademia di Santa Cecilia di Roma, Italia ] [ Italy ]
Publication details: 
[ L'Archivio della Congregazione ed Accademia di Santa Cecilia di Roma, Italia [ Italy ] ] 'Roma li 22. Novembre 1846.'
£120.00

[2] + 28 + [2]pp., 12mo. Unbound sewn pamphlet. In good condition, lightly aged. A crisply and attractively printed item, with a businesslike listing of mostly recent compositions, in four categories: 'Offerte' (from 'DI CASTELBARCO Conte Cesare' to 'SCHMID Antonio'), 'Doni', 'In Adempimento delle Prescrizioni Statutarie' (from 'BARATTINI Luigi' to 'RIVALTA Giuseppe') and 'Acquisti'. The only copy on OCLC WorldCat at the Bibliothèque nationale de France.

[ Printed item. ] Les Cosaques Pontificaux par Antonio Watripon.

Author: 
Antonio Watripon [ Louis Veuillot (1813-1883), French journalist and supporter of Ultramontanism; Gustave Havard ]
Publication details: 
Paris: Librairie Moderne, 19, Boulevard Sébastopol (Rive Gauche). Gustave Havard, Éditeur. 1861.
£50.00

32pp., 8vo. Disbound. In printed yellow wraps. In fair condition, lightly aged and spotted, with the wraps detached from one another and the volume. An attack on Ultramontanism, and on Louis Veuillot in particular. Four copies on OCLC WorldCat and now scarce.

[ August Kestner, German diplomat and art collector. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Kestner'), in English, explaining his reasons for not taking up an invitation.

Author: 
August Kestner [ Georg Christian August Kestner ] (1777-1853), German diplomat and art collector, Hanoverian ambassador in Rome [ Kestner-Museum, Hanover ]
Publication details: 
'Sunday | 8. March.' [ no year ]
£45.00

2pp., 16mo. On a bifolium, the blank second leaf of which is attached to a strip of paper from the mount. Reads: 'Dear Sir | It was to my great regrets [sic] that last night I was unexpectedly prevented from availing myself of your kind invitation, having looked forward with pleasure to do it. It was allready [sic] a quarter to ten o'clock when I had closed a dispatch which went off the same night, and I was afraid it was then too late. Notwithstanding I am equaly [sic] gretefull [sic] to Your Kindness and am very truly Yours | Kestner.'

[ Annotated by Author ]The History of the Church of Rome. to the End of the Episcopate of Damasus, A.D. 384 (with related items).

Author: 
Edward John Shepherd, Rector of Luddesdown.
Publication details: 
London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1851
£250.00

Author's own copy. Pp.vxi.541, cr. 8vo, with additional "Corrections" page, hf-lea, raised bands, worn, contents good, interleaved with additional blank pages, a few of which have notes in Shepherd's hand. The book derives from the residual archive of the family of E.J. Shepherd. No copy recorded in Lambeth Palace Library Catalogue. With (from the same archive): the Accounts, 1851-1853, prepared by Longmans giving costs and sales, these in MS. but they are on the reverse of a lengthy printed statement by Longman's headed "Paternoster Row, London | January 1843. | Messrs.

[ G. Lowes Dickinson. ] Early Typescript drafts from 'Plato and his Dialogues', with autograph emendations; and typescript of his BBC radio talk on Plato's 'view of the nature of knowledge' (part of series on which book was based).

Author: 
G. Lowes Dickinson [ Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson ] (1862–1932), classical scholar and Fellow of King's College, Cambridge [ E. M. Forster ]
Publication details: 
Circa 1931 (year of BBC lectures) and 1932 (year of publication of book by George Allen & Unwin, London).
£1,500.00

'Plato and his Dialogues' was Lowes Dickinson's last book. It was warmly received on its posthumous publication, with its contemporary relevance recognised. In a review of May 1932, the Classical Association's journal 'Greece and Rome' declared: 'Here is material for the most exciting and stimulating discussions'. The same review said of the BBC series on which the book was based: 'if all such talks could have so happy an issue, wireless might be said to have justified itself'. And in October 1932, in another BBC radio talk, Lowes Dickinson's literary executor E. M.

[ G. Lowes Dickinson. ] Early Typescript drafts from 'Plato and his Dialogues', with autograph emendations; and typescript of his BBC radio talk on Plato's 'view of the nature of knowledge' (part of series on which book was based).

Author: 
G. Lowes Dickinson [ Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson ] (1862–1932), classical scholar and Fellow of King's College, Cambridge [ E. M. Forster ]
Publication details: 
Circa 1931 (year of BBC lectures) and 1932 (year of publication of book by George Allen & Unwin, London).
£1,500.00

'Plato and his Dialogues' was Lowes Dickinson's last book. It was warmly received on its posthumous publication, with its contemporary relevance recognised. In a review of May 1932, the Classical Association's journal 'Greece and Rome' declared: 'Here is material for the most exciting and stimulating discussions'. The same review said of the BBC series on which the book was based: 'if all such talks could have so happy an issue, wireless might be said to have justified itself'. And in October 1932, in another BBC radio talk, Lowes Dickinson's literary executor E. M.

[ Jakob Salomon Bartholdy, Prussian diplomat. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('J S Bartholdy') to the French composer and singer Sophie Gail

Author: 
Jakob Salomon Bartholdy [ Jakob Ludwig Salomon Bartholdy ] (1779-1825), Prussian diplomat, Consul-General in Rome, uncle of Felix Mendelssohn [ Sophie Gail [ née Edmée Sophie Garre ] (1775-1819) ]
Publication details: 
2 January 1819.
£950.00

1p., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Addressed on second leaf, with broken seal in red wax, 'A Madame | Madame Sophie de Gail | &c &c &c | Paris'. Nine lines of neatly and elegantly written text. A somewhat flirtatious acceptance of an invitation, with Bartholdy noting 'les belles choses que vous daignez me dire [...] Votre maniere est trop sedisante pour ne pas faire de l'impression'. It was at Bartholdy's suggestion that his sister Lea, the mother of the composer Felix Mendelssohn, joined him in adopting the surname Bartholdy.

[ Mitchell S. Buck, American classicist. ] Typescript of his novelette 'Rose of Corinth', inscribed to its illustrator Franz Felix, with covering Autograph Letter Signed ('M S B') from Buck to Felix, regarding arrangements for illustrating the book.

Author: 
Mitchell S. Buck [Mitchell Starrett Buck] (1887-1959), American poet, translator and classical scholar, praised by H. L. Menken [ Franz Felix (1892-1967), American artist of Austrian extraction ]
Publication details: 
Typescript without place or date. Letter on letterhead of Vapor Engineering Company, Philadelphia. 10 September 1928.
£320.00

Both letter and typescript in good condition, on lightly-aged paper. In envelope with three postmarks between 9 and 11 September 1928, addressed 'For: Franz Felix, Esq. | Apt. 3-c | 790 Riverside Drive, | New York City.' LETTER: 1p., 4to. He explains that he is sending the 'MS' [sic] that day by registered mail, and asks Felix to keep it 'strictly confidential for the present', adding that he has 'not even told Mr. Brown [his publisher] what it is about'. If Felix has time to 'make up a sketch' Buck will collect it and take it to Brown.

[Sir John Goodricke.] Engraved calling card of 'Sr. John Goodricke', depicting the Basilica of St Peter's in Rome. With address in contemporary hand on reverse.

Author: 
Sir John Goodricke (1708-1789) of Bramham Park, Yorkshire, diplomat and Member of Parliament
Publication details: 
Undated (late eighteenth century). London address on reverse.
£45.00

The card is 6 x 8 cm, with the engraved image of the Basilica 5 x 7 cm, within a ruled border, with 'Sr. John Goodricke' in copperplate in a cartouche at the foot. In fair condition, aged and lightly ruckled and spotted. In a contemporary hand, on the reverse: 'No 9, Somerset Street. | Portman Square'. An attractive and unusual item. Goodricke's connection with St Peter's is unclear, but a common feature shared with Bramham Park is the presence of an obelisk. Goodricke's son was the noted 'deaf astronomer' John Goodricke (1764-1786).

[John Francis Clark of Newmarket, architect and 'racing judge'.] Three unpublished Autograph lectures, one a vivid account of a visit to 'Naples and Mount Vesuvius' in 1841, the second a similar account of Rome; the third a history of architecture.

Author: 
John Francis Clark (1816-1898) of Newmarket, Suffolk architect and 'racing judge' [Horse Racing]
Publication details: 
The first paper signed 'J. F. Clark | Newmarket | Feb. 2. 1852 read at Kirtling [Suffolk]'. The second dated 'Jan. 1860'. The third without date or place.
£400.00

For more information on Clark, see the account by Eric C. Graham, privately printed in 2010. All texts clear and legible, on aged and worn paper (especially the outer ones). ONE: Headed 'J. F. Clark | Newmarket | Feb. 2. 1852 read at Kirtling'. 30pp., foolscap 8vo. Saddle stitched.

[Keats-Shelley Memorial House; theatre programme] Haymarket Theatre. Special Matinées for the Keats-Shelley Memorial House in Rome

Author: 
[John Keats; Percy Bysshe Shelley]
Publication details: 
June 25th and June 28th, 1912
£180.00

27pp., 4to, good condition, attractively illustrated stiff paper covers (cover illustration colour drawing by Baron Arild Rosenkrantz), good quality production including poems by Keats and Shelley, illustrations, and reference to music specially written for the show by the likes of Coleridge Taylor. With enclosure, handbill headed "Keats Relics at Hampstead". No copy traced but a copy on WorldCat tried to show its face but ultimately failed.

Delicate pen drawing of a carved inscription in Ancient Greek set into an outside wall with foliage, above a drinking fountain of a carved face and conch, depicting a feature of Villa Crawford. and presumably made by F. Marion Crawford himself.

Author: 
F. Marion Crawford [Francis Marion Crawford] (1864-1909), American author [Villa Crawford (formerly Villa Renzi), Sant' Agnello di Sorrento, Italy]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of Villa Crawford, Sant' Agnello di Sorrento. [1890s?]
£120.00

12, 1p. On bifolium. In black ink over pencil. Very good, on lighly-aged paper. Presumably a representation of the Roman wall fountain which could be seen when looking down from Crawford's bedroom at the Villa. The present item consists of a pen drawing, roughy 18 x 9 cm., covering the left hand side of a letterhead (the printed address being in the top right-hand corner). The drawing is detailed and attractive, in a late nineteenth-century style, showing a four-line inscription in Ancient Greek on a tablet set into the wall above the drinking fountain.

Autograph Letter Signed in Italian from the future cardinal Giovanni Soglia Ceroni to the 'Sig. Dotte. Galeati', regarding the 'Causa già agitata fra il Sacerde. Francesco Gardi di Lugo, il Sig. Antonio Fornioni, e la Mensa Vescovile d'Imola'.

Author: 
Giovanni Soglia Ceroni (1779-1856), Italian Roman Catholic cardinal [Francesco Gardi di Lugo; Antonio Fornioni; la Mensa Vescovile d'Imola]
Publication details: 
Rome. 1 January 1817.
£75.00

2pp., 4to. 29 lines, in a neat calligraphic hand. In good condition, on lightly-aged laid paper. The document is signed 'Giovanni Soglia' and begins: 'Dal Sig. Dotte. Galeati ho ricevuto il fatto informativo della Causa già agitata fra il Sacerde. Francesco Gardi di Lugo, il Sig. Antonio Fornioni, e la Mensa Vescovile d'Imola; qual causa, atttesa la difformità delle due sentenze già pronunciate, si vorrebbe portare al Tribunale della Sac.

Anonymous manuscript account by an Englishman of travels in France, Switzerland and Italy, in a series of letters, including descriptions of the Paris Commune (including 'one of the best barricades') and the opening of the Italian parliament.

Author: 
[Voyage of an Englishman in France, Switzerland and Italy, 1869-1872; The Paris Commune and the first Parliament of the Kingdom of Italy, 1871; Communism; Siege of Paris]
Publication details: 
The first entry, describing Paris, dated '? May, 1869.' The last entry dated 'Florence, May 1, 1872.'
£750.00

31pp., 12mo. Stitched and unbound. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Comprising a series of transcriptions in a contemporary hand - from the annotations and emendations clearly that of the original author, an anonymous middleclass Englishman with Radical and Communist sympathies. Neatly and closely written at around 34 lines to a page - from thirteen letters, dated (with interrogation marks as given in the text): '? May, 1869', 'Paris, June 1869', 'Monastery of La Grande Chartreuse, Alps Dauphiny, Feast of S.

Autograph Letter Signed.

Author: 
Letter to Sir James Rennell Rodd from H. Nelson gay
Publication details: 
Palazzo Orsini, Rome, 'Xmas 1916'.
£45.00

The author is obscure, but the letter is addressed to 'Sir Rennell' [Sir James Rennell Rodd (1858-1941), diplomat and author]. 2 pages, 16mo, creased but in good condition. A florid missive beginning 'In this tempest of egotism and hate which has plunged us all into Teutonic darkness, you will not have forgotten, my dear Sir Rennell, the lines of Coleridge: | [...]'.

Typed Letter Signed ('Gilbert Murray') to K. W. Luckhurst, Secretary, Royal Society of Arts.

Author: 
Gilbert Murray [George Gilbert Aimé Murray] (1866-1957), English classical scholar and intellectual, the 'Adolphus Cusins' of Shaw's 'Major Barbara'
Publication details: 
13 February 1941; on embossed letterhead of Vatscombe, Boars Hill, Oxford.
£28.00

Landscape 12mo (12.5 x 20.5 cm), 2 pp. Good, on lightly-aged and creased paper, with pinhole to one top corner. Concerning a meeting at the Society, Murray is 'so glad to hear that His Excellency, the Greek Minister has consented to take the Chair'. 'My lecture on Hellenism will be practically the same as that which I gave on January 21st to the Royal Institution, [...] I hardly think you will wish to print it again, [...] I did not know when accepting your invitation that you proposed to publish the lecture afterwards.

Frontispiece (?) to 'Dianæ Fabulas olim a Dominico Zamperio pictore vulgo Domenichino in Palatio Bassani Principis Justiniani depictas'

Author: 
Domenico Zampieri (or Domenichino) (1581-1641) [Giovanni Girolamo Frezza (1659-1741)]
Publication details: 
Io. Hieronymus Frezza Sculp. Rome Sup. Lic. Ann. 1713, e dal Medemo Frezza si vendano in Piazza Barberini
£85.00

Dimensions of paper roughly twelve and a half inches by fifteen and a half. Dimensions of plate roughly eleven inches by six and a half. On top of a stone plinth two eagles support a crowned crest with shell motif, showing a crowned eagle over a castle. The inscription on the base reads 'DIANAE FABVLAS | OLIM | A DOMINICO ZAMPERIO | PICTORE | VVLGO DOMENICHINO | IN PALATIO BASSANI | PRINCIPIS IVSTINIANI | DE PICTAS'. Apparently the frontispiece or engraved title to an oblong folio volume published in 1713.

Two Letters Signed "Ducros" (body of letters secretarial) to "Monsignor" and (presuambly the same party) Monsignor Pacca "maestro di Camera di Sua Santita".

Author: 
[J.] Ducros, ingénieur
Publication details: 
Hotel de la Minerva, Rome, 23 avril 1857 and 5 octobre 1857
£50.00

One page each, 4to, sl. chipped. (avril)He requests an audience with a Cardinal and concludes with a statement about himself: "Ingénieur en chef au Corps impérial des Ponts et Chausées; ingénieur en chef de la Compagnie du Chemin de fer de Rome à Ceprano." (octobre) requesting another (?0 audience (or is it the same one?)

Autograph Card Signed [to Rev. E. J. F. Davies].

Author: 
Edward Hutton (1875-1969), British writer on travel and Italy
Publication details: 
21 April 1934; Rome.
£10.00

One page, on back of printed postcard. Very good. Photograph of the Via Appia on reverse. Reads 'Dear Sir | In reply to your request I have pleasure in sending you this'.

Print headed 'Termina diocletians', showing ruined Roman arches with figures in the foreground.

Author: 
Hieronymous Cock (c.1510-1570), Flemish northern renaissance engraver
Publication details: 
No date; place not stated. 'H. Cock excudebat' in top right-hand corner.
£120.00

On piece of aged, laid paper roughly six inches by eight and a quarter wide. Two inch closed tear at head, and three-quarters of an inch closed tear, with a little loss, to the right. Quarter-inch hole towards top right-hand corner, in sky above archway. Mounted on piece of grey paper. Negligible wear to bottom left-hand corner.

Letter Signed (poss.. copy) to unnamed male correspondent.

Author: 
William Blathwayt
Publication details: 
Hague the 8th. Novr. 1701.'
£250.00

English politician (1649?-1717); Secretary to Sir William Temple at the Hague, 1668; on diplomatic missions to Rome, Stockholm and Copenhagen; Secretary of State to William III; Member of Parliament. One page. Dimensions of paper roughly seven inches by eleven. Poor: paper discoloured and with some loss to edges (affecting three words of text) and a closed tear. Recently repaired with archival tape and at an earlier period backed with paper. Verso attached to smaller leaf of blank paper. Fourteen lines of text.

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