[Joseph Skelton, engraver.] Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed firm of art suppliers, with a list of his requirements.

Joseph Skelton [Joseph John Skelton] (1783-1871), engraver famed for his depictions of Oxford, brother of the engraver William Skelton ()1763-1848
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Magdalen Bridge, Oxford. 18 November 1823.

1p., 4to. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper, with traces of mount adhering to the blank reverse. Docketted: 'fo 369 | G F'. He asks to be sent 'the following goods of the very best quality by the next Oxford Van which leaves daily Old Change about one O Clock.' Four items are listed: various reams of 'drawing Atlas', 'drawing Elephant', 'Plate Elephant' and 'the best & largest letter press demy'. Also '2 quires of the best Plate French Grand Eagles'

Autograph Letter Signed from the poet Robin Skelton to the British Labour MP Tom Driberg, with an inscribed copy of Skelton's book 'Begging the Dialect', and a covering Typed Letter Signed from John Dekker, President, University of Manchester Union.

Robin Skelton (1925-1997), Anglo-Canadian poet, academic and practitioner of the Wiccan religion [Tom Driberg [Thomas Edward Neil Driberg] (1905-1976), Baron Bradwell, journalist and Labour MP]
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Skelton's Letter: On lettheread of the University of Manchester, 18 May 1960. Book: London: Oxford University Press, 1960, with inscription dated May 1960. Dekker's Letter: On letterhead of University of Manchester Union. 19 May 1960.

Book: [xii] + 95 pp., 8vo. In fair condition, in original green cloth and worn yellow dustwrapper. Inscribed on front free endpaper: 'For Tom Driberg | With Good Wishes | Robin Skelton | May 1960'. With review slip, on the reverse of which Driberg has written: 'Blake | Graves | Frost | Plomer'. Skelton's Letter: 2pp., 12mo. 20 lines. Good, on lightly-aged paper. Regarding the book he writes that he has 'added a note to the preface to the 2 Ballads of the Muse', which he hopes 'doesn't too much spoil the layout'. He thanks Driberg for his interest in his work.

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