SIGNATURE

[ Alfonso Merry de Vol ] Bold Autograph Signature only.

Author: 
Alfonso Merry de Vol, Spanish diplomat.
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£23.00

On page extracted from an autograph album, 16 x 12.5cm, faint pink, one edge jagged, good condition.

[ John Carter's copy, with his ownership signature. ] The Early Printed Editions of the Greek Testament by Cuthbert Hamilton Turner, M.A.

Author: 
[ John Carter [ John Waynflete Carter ] (1905-1975), English author, diplomat and bibliophile ] Cuthbert Hamilton Turner
Publication details: 
Oxford, at the Clarendon Press. 1924. [ Printed in England at the Oxford University Press. ]
£30.00

28pp., 8vo. Stitched into grey printed wraps. Aged and worn, with the firm ownership signature 'John Carter' in ink in the top-left corner of the front cover. A few passages are highlighted in pencil. Now scarce.

[ Florence Dixie, traveller ] Autograph Signature '"Yrs very sincerely | Florence Dixie.'

Author: 
Lady Florence Dixie [Lady Florence Caroline Dixie, née Douglas] (1855-1905)
Publication details: 
Undated
£28.00

Written on piece of paper, 11 x 7com. Boldly written, good condition.

[ Benjamin Disraeli, British Prime Minister. ] Autograph Signature ('B. Disraeli').

Author: 
Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, British Conservative Prime Minister
Publication details: 
Place and date not stated.
£80.00

On 3 x 12.5 cm. slip of paper, cut from a document. In fair condition, on aged paper with light signs of damp. At bottom left and underlined, reading: 'B. Disraeli'. At top right is part of what appears to be the word 'Thos.' (for 'Thomas').

[ Ginger Rogers, Hollywood star. ] Autograph Signature.

Author: 
Ginger Rogers [ born Virginia Katherine McMath ] (1911-1995), Hollywood actress, dancer and singer, famed for her partnership with Fred Astaire
Publication details: 
Place and date not stated.
£20.00

Good, firm signature in blue ink, 7cm. long, on a piece of paper laid down on a 16 x 25cm. piece of card, beside a magazine cutting of a photograph of Rogers, the two protected by a loose plastic sheet. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper.

[ W. H. Smith, stationer and Conservative politician. ] Autograph Signature on cover of envelope, franking a letter to Thomas Thatcher.

Author: 
W. H. Smith [ William Henry Smith ] (1825-1901), stationer and Conservative politician, First Lord of the Admiralty and First Lord of the Treasury
Publication details: 
No date or place.
£20.00

Cover of envelope, 9.5 x 13 cm. Aged and discoloured. Partial official postmark in red. Addressed by Smith at centre to 'Thomas Thatcher Esqre | 44 College Green | Bristol.' Signature in bottom left-hand corner: 'W. H. Smith'.

[ Peter Mark Roget, compiler of 'Roget's Thesaurus'. ] Autograph Signature ('P. M. Roget').

Author: 
Peter Mark Roget (1779-1869), physician and lexicographer, compiler of 'Roget's Thesaurus'
Publication details: 
Place and date not stated.
£20.00

On 1.5 x 6 cm. slip of paper, cut from a letter, presumably in response to a request for an autograph. In good condition, with light signs of age. A few words of text from the letter are on the reverse.

[ Sir William Jackson Hooker, botanist. ] Autograph Signature (' W. J. Hooker.').

Author: 
Sir William Jackson Hooker [ W. J. Hooker ] (1785-1865), English botanist, Regius Professor of Botany at Glasgow University
Publication details: 
Place and date not stated.
£25.00

On 1 x 6 cm. slip of paper. In good condition, with light signs of age. Presumably cut from a letter in response to a request for an autograph.

[ Tony Hancock, comedian ] Bold Signature on album leaf.

Author: 
Tony Hancock, comedian
Publication details: 
No date
£25.00

Album page (extracted, c.13.5 x 10cm, pink paper, god condition, bold signature in centre.

[ Moiseiwitsch ] Bold Signature with date on page extracted from an album.

Author: 
Benno Moiseiwitsch CBE (1890 – 1963), Ukrainian-born British pianist.
Publication details: 
"Feb 1934"
£25.00

Album page, c. 18 x 11cm, white, one edge rough (from extraction), good condition, signature and date slanting, small photograph of Moiseivitch cut from newspaper.

[ Walter Greenwood, novelist. ] Autograph signature.

Author: 
Walter Greenwood (1903-1974), English novelist, author of 'Love on the Dole' (1933)
Publication details: 
Without place or date.
£25.00

In blue ink, on 3.5 x 10 cm piece of thick paper, cut from a letter. In good condition, with traces of glue from mount on reverse. Reads: 'Yours faithfully | Walter Greenwood'.

[ Arthur Sullivan, composer ] Autograph Signature (clipped) with a few words in his hand, perhaps re. knighthood.

Author: 
Arthur Sullivan, composer
Publication details: 
[ 1883? ]
£280.00

7 x 3cm, some glue staining affecting initial letters, but clear, as follows, "yours sincerely | Arthur Sullivan". On the verso, the following words: "ratified by the Kin[g?] [...] which prompted His [...]", possibly referring to his knighthood in 1883.

[Asquith] Autograph Signature only "H.H. Asquith"

Author: 
H.H. Asquith [Henry Herbert Asquith], sometime Prime Minsiter.
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£23.00

Card, c.11.5 x 5cm, House of Commons blind stamp top left, sl. stained from glue seeping from verso, clear and strong signature.

[ George Eden, 1st Earl of Auckland. ] Autograph Note in the third person to R. Lambert, suggesting a meeting.

Author: 
George Eden (1784-1849), 1st Earl of Auckland, English Whig politician
Publication details: 
Admiralty [ London ]. 20 August 1835.
£50.00

1p., 12mo. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Docketed: '20 August 1835 | Lord Auckland to R L'. Reads 'Lord Auckland would be much obliged to Mr Lambert if he would call here tomorrow soon after two o'clock -'.

[Constant Lambert, English composer.] Autograph signature on card.

Author: 
Constant Lambert (1905-1951), English composer and conductor
Publication details: 
No date or place.
£25.00

Lambert's attractive signature ('Constant Lambert') on piece of 7.5 x 11 cm thin card. Lightly aged and creased, and with evidence of previous mounting on reverse.

[Conan Doyle] Fine signature (end of letter)

Author: 
Arthur Conan Doyle, novelist
Publication details: 
No date
£180.00

End of letter, 11 x 7cm, taped at edges to piece of card, 13.5 x 8cm, good conditon: "Yours very truly | Arthur Conan Doyle".

Autograph Signature ('Edward German') of the English composer Sir Edward German, on part of letter.

Author: 
Sir Edward German [formerly German Edward Jones] (1862-1936), English composer
Publication details: 
Place and date not stated.
£25.00

On 8.5 x 11 cm piece of paper, cut from the bottom of a letter. In good condition, lightly-aged. Entirely in German's hand. The side of the letter with the signature reads: '[...] write you, & I hope we may be able to arrange a meeting. | Yours sincerely | Edward German'. The other side reads: '[...] you at Sidcup with the Georges many years ago. | I should be very pleased to meet you again, but at present I seem to be fully occupied [...]'.

Signed 'Programme of Olde Tyme Melody' (Burslem Orpheus Male Voice Choir; Elena Danieli, soprano)

Author: 
Elena Danieli, Soprano
Elena Danieli, Soprano
Publication details: 
Queen's Hall, Burslem, 3 April 1949.
£28.00
Elena Danieli, Soprano

Printed Programme, 4pp., 8vo, blue, not bound, staining on fold marks, mainly good condition. Elena Danieli has signed top left of front cover. It gives the Programme of music with performers and a list of President and Vice-Presidents of the Choir..

Autograph Signature ('P. Francis:'), cut from letter, of Sir Philip Francis, the leading candidate for the authorship of the Letters of Junius.

Author: 
Sir Philip Francis (1740-1818), English politician and writer, the leading candidate for the authorship of the Letters of Junius
Autograph Signature ('P. Francis:'), cut from letter, of Sir Philip Francis
Publication details: 
Without date or place.
£125.00
Autograph Signature ('P. Francis:'), cut from letter, of Sir Philip Francis

On piece of laid paper, 5.5 x 8 cm. Clear signature on lightly-aged and spotted paper. From the collection of James C. Webster, Secretary, Athenaeum Club, London, who has written, above the signature, 'Royal Society of L<...>', and beneath it, 'Sir Philip Francis | author of "Junius"'.

Signature on fragment of letter to Lane-Poole.

Author: 
Frank Harris (1856?-1931), editor, author and pornographer Stanley Lane-Poole (1854-1931), British orientalist]
Publication details: 
Without date or place.
£25.00

Cut into a rectangle, 4 x 10 cm. Good, on lightly-aged paper, with vertical crease to one side, well away from the signature. Reads 'Yours very truly, | [signed] Frank Harris.' 'To S. Lane-Poole Esq.' in bottom left-hand corner. Docketed on reverse 'Editor of Saturday Review & Author of "Elder Conklin'.

Autograph Note Signed to H. E. Hewitt.

Author: 
John Pettie (1839-1893), RA, Scottish painter
Publication details: 
19 January 1893; on letterhead of The Lothians, Fitzjohn's Avenue, South Hampstead, N.W.
£28.00

12mo (15 x 9.5 cm), 1 p. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper with crease to bottom right-hand corner. Slight smudging to the address ('H. E. Hewitt Esq'). Arranging a meeting, with postscript: 'Sorry to hear of Mr Wards indisposition'.

Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Keith Murray, bearing an extraordinarily florid signature.

Author: 
Percy Fitzgerald [Percy Hethrington Fitzgerald] (1834-1925), Anglo-Irish author, critic, sculptor and artist
Publication details: 
Undated. On letterhead of the Athenaeum Club, Pall Mall.
£56.00

12mo, 4 pp. Bifolium. Good, on aged paper. He has been 'hunting among papers, & found a great quantity of notable letters from notable people but they are mostly confidential - or dealing with some private matters'. He would have liked to gratify her wishes 'in a more liberal fashion, 'but I hope the enclosed may serve'. He wonders whether she is 'packing up for India - - perhaps for Worthing'. The valediction on the final page ('Believe me | sincerely') is followed by a large bold signature which with its underlinings covers an area 11 cm square.

Part of Autograph Letter, with signature ('James Wilson').

Author: 
James Wilson (1805-1860), Scottish economist and politician
Publication details: 
Place and date not stated.
£23.00

On one side of a piece of wove paper, roughly 5 x 18.5 cm, cut from letter by an autograph collector. Aged, and with staining from the glue used in mounting. Reads '<...> upon it. | I hope you are quite recovered. | Yours trly | James Wilson'.

Autograph Signature ('Maurice OConnell').

Author: 
Sir Maurice O'Connell [Sir Maurice Charles O'Connell] (1812-1879), Irish soldier, administrator, and politician in Australia [Daniel O'Connell]
Publication details: 
Date and place not stated.
£23.00

On a piece of paper, 2 x 8 cm, cut from a letter. Neatly laid down on a piece of paper, 4 x 9 cm. Good, on aged paper. The signature reads 'Maurice OConnell'. In a contemporary hand, on the mount, 'Maurice O'Connell. MP. | (nephew of King Dan)'. According to the Oxford DNB, Daniel O'Connell ('The Liberator') was a cousin of Maurice's father Sir Maurice Charles Philip O'Connell (1768-1848).

Autograph Signature ('F. Palgrave') on fragment of letter.

Author: 
Sir Francis Palgrave (1788-1861) [born Francis Ephraim Cohen], English historian and antiquary, best-known for his poetry anthology 'The Golden Treasury'.
Publication details: 
Without date or place.
£25.00

On piece of grey wove paper cut into a rough rectangle, 5 x 8 cm. Good, but with light traces of glue from previous mounting on reverse. Reads '<...> | I have honour to remain | Dear Sir | Yr obt. & hble. Servt | F. Palgrave', with the flourish to the 't' of 'Servt' forming the top horizontal stroke to the 'F.' in Palgrave's signature. Reverse reads '<...> | In conformity <...> | my letter to you <...> | July last, I requir<...> | my name may be <...>'.

Autograph Signature.

Author: 
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Publication details: 
Date and place not stated.
£56.00

On a piece of wove paper, cut into a shape roughly corresponding to a 5 x 8 cm rectangle. Aged, discoloured and worn, with some of the autograph slightly smudged with blotting. The autograph of one of America's greatest poets. In Longfellow's small, tight hand, reads: 'With regards | Henry . W . Longfellow .' Thin slip of paper laid down on the reverse reads 'S. ENGLEFIELD COLLECTION | HENLEY ON THAMES'.

Autograph Note Signed ('J B. Hobbs') and Initialled ('JBH') to Peter Briggs.

Author: 
Sir Jack Hobbs [Sir John Berry Hobbs] (1882-1963), Surrey and England cricketer
Publication details: 
Date and place not stated.
£45.00

On a piece of yellow paper (roughly 7.5 x 10 cm), laid down on a light-green page (roughly 14 x 8 cm) torn from an autograph album. Lightly aged and spotted, but good overall. Reads ' "Remember that if you are in the right you can afford to keep your temper. When you are in the wrong you can't afford to lose it" | [signed] J B. Hobbs.' And in a smaller hand, diagonally in the bottom right-hand corner 'Best wishes to Peter Briggs | [signed] JBH'.

Autograph Signature on fragment of letter.

Author: 
Marie Krebs [Marie Krebs-Brenning] (1851-1900), German pianist
Publication details: 
Without date or place.
£23.00

Dimensions of paper 3 x 8 cm. Good, firm signature, on lightly aged and spotted paper. The flourish beneath the signature (paraph) has been cropped.

Signed photograph ('Good Luck Ken, | Jackie Coogan | 1947').

Author: 
Jackie Coogan (John Leslie Coogan) (1914-1984), American actor, child star during the silent era, Chaplin's sidekick in 'The Kid' (1921) and Uncle Fester in 'The Addams Family' television series
Publication details: 
Photo by 'MOSS PHOTO, N.Y.' Signature, 1947.
£45.00

Dimensions of image 15.5 x 11 cm. On piece of shiny photographic paper 17.5 x 12.5 cm. Sepia-coloured and slightly faded, with a little creasing to extremities, and minor fading to margin in bottom right-hand corner. Shows a thoughtful Coogan in a head and shoulders shot, with his arms folded, wearing a hat, tweed jacket and bow tie. Message, bottom right, reads 'Good Luck Ken, [signed] Jackie Coogan | 1947'. From the Ken Ryan collection.

Cheque endorsed on reverse "Edmund Dulac"

Author: 
Edmund Dulac, book illustrator.
Publication details: 
London, 27 July 1923
£120.00

National Provincial and Union Bank of England, made out to Dulac for £21 by "R. Grahame Smith", stamped by two banks and attractively fra\med so that both front and back of cheque (i.e. the signature) may be seen.

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