[Sir Alfred Gilbert, sculptor of 'Eros', Piccadilly Circus, London.] Autograph Signature ('Alfred Gilbert') to conclusion of letter.

Sir Alfred Gilbert (1854-1934), sculptor and goldsmith responsible for the statue of Anteros (popularly Eros) in Piccadilly Circus, London
Publication details: 
Without place or date.

1p, 12mo. In fair condition, on browned paper, with glue from mount adhering to blank reverse. The last leaf of a letter, evidently detached for an autograph hunter. Good bold handwriting. Reads: 'I shall be only too glad to avail myself of it | Yours very sincerely | Alfred Gilbert'.

[ Robert Owen; Donation leaflet ] Robert Owen Statue Committee, Newtown. Robert Owen Statue Appeal.

[ Robert Owen, revolutionary; Gilbert Bayes, sculptor ]
Publication details: 
[Newtown, Montgomeryshire, 1956 ]

One page, 20 x 32.5cm (sm. fol.), minor creasing and wear, fold mark at centre. With biographical details, description of the proposed statue with photograph of the model to be transformed (Owen protecting child), officers of the Committee, and at bottom, blank form for a donation (concluding "Cooperative Union Ltd" - imprint presumably).

Corrected Autograph Draft of speech by Edward James Herbert, Third Earl of Powis, on the unveiling of the statue to Albert, Prince Consort, at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, in January of 1878.

Edward James Herbert (1818-1891), 3rd Earl of Powis, peer and Conservative politician [The Cambridge Union Society]
Publication details: 
On letterheads of the Cambridge Union Society. [January 1878.]

7pp., 12mo. On two bifoliums, each with embossed letterhead of the Cambridge Union Society, and 'Joynson Superfine' watermark. In very good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Addressed to the Duke of Devonshire, the speech to be found in the collection of Powis's speeches and articles published in 1892. Numerous minor autograph emendations (for example 'shrine devoted' to 'temple dedicated'). This version would appear to be the final draft, as it does not appear to differ from the version published in 1892.

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