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[ Women against slavery; US & GB ] Facsimile Autograph Letter Signed "Elizabeth Sutherland | Hon.Sec." to unnamed male correspondent about publication of women's anti-slavery literature.

Author: 
Elizabeth Sutherland [ Duchess of Sutherland ], friend of Queen Victoria, sponsor of philanthropic cause (eg anti-slavery).
Publication details: 
10 Pall Mall East, London, 8 Dec. 1852
£280.00

One page, 12mo, bifolium, vestiges of glue from laying down, fold marks, good condition, text ("lithographed" is pencilled on the recto of the second leaf) clear and complete: "Ladies Committee for the Address from Women of Great Britain & Ireland to the Women of the United States on Slavery. [...] Sir | I beg to forward the enclosed papers for publication in your journal.

[Early English edition, in parts, of Uncle Tom's Cabin, with introduction titled 'A Few Words to the British Reader'.] Uncle Tom's Cabin. The Great American Novel. To be completed in Six Weekly Numbers, Price One Penny each.

Author: 
[Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), American author and abolitionist; Vickers, bookseller 334 Strand, London]]
Publication details: 
London: VICKERS, 334, Strand; and all Booksellers. The first number dated 'SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 1852.
£1,250.00

Author not named. The six parts totalling 96pp., 4to. Unbound and stitched together. In poor condition, on aged and worn paper with occasional minor loss. Page 1 carries 'A Few Words to the British Reader', beginning: 'UNCLE TOM'S CABIN is not only the most thrilling Novel ever written in America, but the most interesting and startling work of the age.

Autograph Letter Signed ('Sarah Lyttleton') from Lady Lyttleton to the Rt Hon. Thomas Grenville, expressing Queen Victoria's pleasure at a visit to Stowe House, and her regret at his absence.

Author: 
Sarah Lyttelton [née Spencer], Baroness Lyttelton [Lady Lyttelton] (1787-1870), wife of William, 3rd Baron Lyttelton [Rt Hon. Thomas Grenville (1755-1846), bibliophile; Stowe House; Queen Victoria]
Publication details: 
Windsor Castle. 29 January 1845.
£60.00

4pp., 12mo. Fair, on lightly-aged paper. She begins: 'I could not but tell the Queen how kindly you had expressed the pleasure which the Royal visit at Stowe had given to the Duke & Duchess. - And Her Majesty was exceedingly pleased and flattered - and desired me to tell you from her, how delighted both she & the Prince had been by their reception, & the whole visit; which to Her Majesty & the Prince, had but one drawback - and that was, the not having met you there, which would have realised the great wish they both entertain, of being introduced to you'.

The War in America: Its Origin and Object. By the Rev. G. H. Shanks. Together with A Letter, addressed to Lord Shaftesbury, by Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, Author of Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Author: 
Rev. G. H. Shanks; Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe
Publication details: 
Belfast: George Phillips & Sons, Bridge Street. C. Aitchison; William M'Comb, High Street. 1861. [Printed at the News-Letter Office, 25, Donegall Street, Belfast.]
£175.00

12mo, 12 pp. With errata slip. Disbound. Good, on aged paper with small grease spot on title leaf. Shanks's piece is on pp.3-6, dated at end 'Boardmills, Sept. 2, 1861.' Stowe's piece is on pp.7-10. The last two pages (11 and 12) are by Shanks, dated 'Boardmills, September 12, 1861. Scarce: no copy in the British Library, and the only copy on WorldCat is at the University of Texas.

Autograph Letter Signed ('J L Dayrell') to Messrs Brett & Clements.

Author: 
John Langham Dayrell [J. L. Dayrell] (1756-1832), Vicar of Stowe and Rector of Lillingston Dayrell, Buckinghamshire
Publication details: 
24 September 1812; Leamington Spa.
£25.00

4to, 1 p. Bifolium. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged and stained paper. Addressed, with three postmarks, on the reverse of the second leaf, to 'Messrs. Brett & Clements Stat[ione]rs - | near the New Church | Strand | London'. Asks for his 'Sunday's Paper' to be sent to him 'at Buckingham as usual', as he is leaving Leamington the following Saturday. 'You have not explained to me the difference of the Charge of the Newspapers from the last years to the one I have lately paid for, by doing of which you will oblige | Sir, | Yr humble Servant'.

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