[Edward Capern, 'the Postman Poet' and 'Devonshire Burns'.] Autograph Letter Signed to the poet William Kingston Sawyer, thanking him for a photograph and book of his verses ('Ten Miles from Town').

Edward Capern (1819-1894), 'the Postman Poet' and 'Devonshire Burns' [William Kingston Sawyer (1828-1882); Edward Litt Leman Blanchard (1820-1889); Bryan Waller Procter (1787-1874)]
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Rock Villa Harborne, Birmingham. 27 August 1869.

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, on aged paper. Addressed to 'My Dr Sawyer'. He begins by thanking him for the photograph: 'Whenever I look on it - and I shall do so often - I shall be reminded of the fourth gentle poet who did all he could to make a few pleasant hours for a humble brother <?> during his short sojourn in the great metropolitan maze of this England of ours'.

18-line handbill advertisement, beginning 'W. Viney, Angel Hill, Tiverton, Begs leave to inform the Families and Inhabitants of this Town and its Neighbourhood, that he has just received a supply of the Bridgwater Red Ware, [...]'

W. Viney, Angel Hill, Tiverton; James Pope; William Bragg, printer, of Cheapside, Taunton [nineteenth-century ceramics; Bridgwater Red Ware]
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Dated 23rd. April 1827. | W. BRAGG, PRINTER, &c. CHEAPSIDE, TAUNTON.'

On one side of a piece of wove paper, watermarked 'BRIDGE MILL | 1826', roughly 24 x 19 cm. In a variety of types and point sizes. Good, with text clear and entire, on slightly grubby and lightly discoloured paper . Two spike holes at centre, puncturing one large letter (the 'W' of 'WARE'). Serving as a proof, with printer's manuscript corrections in pencil. The first three lines ('W. VINEY, | ANGEL HILL, | TIVERTON," have been cancelled, with the text that is intended to replace them ('James Pope Street ') at head of page.

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