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[ Pamphlet; poetry ] A Rhymed Sequence

Author: 
Lady Margaret Sackville
Publication details: 
The Porpoise Press, 4 Stafford Street, Edinburgh, Feb. 1924
£50.00

One of 50 copies (numbered 33}, 8pp., 4to, printed paper wraps, sewn, with device of the Press on front cover/title, good condition.

[ Victorian poem describing the public execution of a woman. ] Autograph poem by Sir Richard Harington, titled 'The Judicial Murder - A Fragment', a fictional account of a woman's execution, with drawings by the author.

Author: 
Sir Richard Harington (1861-1931), 12th Baronet, of Ridlington [ Eton College; hanging; public execution in Victorian England ]
Publication details: 
[ Eton? 1870s? or Oxford? 1880s? ]
£220.00

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. On paper watermarked 'J GREEN & SON'. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper, with slight loss at the spine.From the Harington family papers, the author's identity being established from other items. Clearly a youthful production, and either written during Harington's time at Eton in the 1870s, or Christ Church, Oxford, in the 1880s. Written employing the long s. The 140 lines of verse are numerated by the author, and a catch-word at the end suggests that more followed or the poet's invention failed him.

[ Andrew Lang, as literary editor of Longman's Magazine. ] Autograph Note in the third person by Lang, rejecting a poem by Mary F. May; with the manuscript poem, titled 'Marie | (From the German of R. Gottshall [sic])'.

Author: 
Andrew Lang; Mary F. May, daughter of Frank May (1832-1897), disgraced Chief Cashier of the Bank of England, 1873-1893 [ Rudolf von Gottschall, German poet ]
Publication details: 
Lang's note without date or place. May's poem from The Grange, Elstreet, Herts; 14 January 1891.
£50.00

Both items in good condition, lightly aged. ONE: Autograph Note by Andrew Lang. 1p., 12mo. Reads: 'With Mr Lang's Compliments, and regrets that he has no room for the translation from the German. TWO: May's translation of the poem 'Marie' by Rudolf von Gottschall' ('Marie, am Fenster sitzest du'), titled 'Marie | (From the German of R. Gottshall [sic])'. 1p., 8vo. The translation is attributed at the end to 'M.' Beneath this is written the name and address of 'Mary F. May | The Grange. Elstree. Hants. | 14th.

Document signed "Anne Isabella Noel Byron" and others.

Author: 
Anne Isabella Baroness Noel Byron
Publication details: 
I August 1853.
£200.00

Conveyance of Lands at Stapleton in the County of Leicester, Joseph Knight and John Edwards (the other signatories) to Baroness Noel Byron, widow of the poet, and others (family). A vellum deed, 26" x 20", folded, 2 leaves, with a PL:AN including the land (coloured) involved in the agreement, c. 12 x 12", adjacent to Wigstones Farm Stapleton and Kirkby Lordship.. Good condition although front panel of folded item is stained without loss or obscuring.

[ India ] Four Autograph Letters two Signed, two incomplete with no signature, to "Auntie [Elsie &] Helen" [young woman's experiences in India 1910]

Author: 
Frances Jackson, daughter of Sir John Jackson, civil engineer and engineering contractor, according to description accompanying the letters
Publication details: 
Napean Road, Malabar Hill, Bombay, Jan & Feb. 1910.
£150.00

Total 21pp., 8vo (4) and 4to (17), some marking one hole with loss of two letters, but text clear and complete. A visitor to India, she is writing to her family in England. Her letters reflect the privileged lifestyle of the colonial British with accounts of visits to the races, dances at the yacht club, tennis matches, visit by the Sirdar, debilitating climate, and dinners at the Governor's residence. 'It felt like a play ...

[ Biographical Novel; women writer; manuscript addsThe Private Correspondence of a Woman of Fashion.

Author: 
Harriett Pigott (see Oxford DNB)
Publication details: 
Colburn & Bentley, 1832.
£1,200.00

Two volumes in one, half leather, corners bumped, some repair work tothe inside of the front cover, mainly good and sound. This is the author's own copy with corrections and marginal notes in her hand throughout, and most of the full names of people from the beau monde filled in, initials only having been printed (e.g. from "C" to "Creevy", "H" to "Hamilton", etc.).

[ French printed handbill. ] Copie d'une lettre adressée à très-haut et très-puissant prince monseigneur, duc d'Angoulême, par le très-humble frère trappiste, Antonio Maragnon.

Author: 
Antonio Maragnon (c.1778-1826) [ 'le Trappiste' ], French soldier-priest, commander of a division of 'l'Armée de la foi' [ Louis Antoine of France, Duke of Angoulême (1775-1844), last Dauphin ]
Publication details: 
'Toulouse, 10 février. [ 1825? ]' [ 'Imprimerie de madame Jeunehomme-Crémières, rue des Noyers, n. 46.' ]
£250.00

2pp., 4to. On laid paper. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. Armorial engraving as heading, with crown, clouds and halo. Addressed to 'Sérénissime seigneur', and fulsome in his praise: 'C'est vous qui avez touché le coeur des potentats de l'Europe, et qui les avez rendus fovorables [sic] à notre cause; [...]'. Concludes by looking to the day when 'notre restauration sera accomplie, quand vous aurez assuré, ô prince magnanime, le triômphe de l'autel et du trone et le repos de mon pays'. Presumably written on the death of Louis XVIII.

[ Freya Stark ] Autograph Note Signed "Freya Stark" on reverse of Christmas Card.

Author: 
Freya Stark, traveller [Lucy Moorehead, biographer]
Publication details: 
"Euphrates 1977" [in Stark's hand below image of raft on river]
£80.00

Christmas Card, 2 leaves, bifolium, 17 x 12cm, good condition. Photograph of manned raft on Euphrates, 13 x 9cm, good condition. Stark has written "Euphrates 1977" beneath photograph and the following brief note on the verso of the second leaf: "Thank you so much about the 'letter' news. | I thought you might like to see one Raft! | All good wishes from | Freya Stark". The card was found in a copy of the "Letters", vol. four (London, 1977), edited by Lucy Moorehead who could well be the recipient of this card.

[ Pamphlet ] The Woman Question

Author: 
Edward, and Eleanor Marx, Aveling
Publication details: 
London: Swan Sonnenschein, Le Bas & Lowrey, Paternoster Square, 1886
£135.00

Pamphlet, 16pp., 8vo, lacking wraps, removed from volume of miscellaneous pamphlets, first leaf detached, spine showing evidence of removal and previous sewing and glueing (some damage etc), minor defects. Scarce.

[ Freya Stark ] Autograph Note Signed "Freya Stark" on reverse of Christmas Card.

Author: 
Freya Stark, traveller [Lucy Moorehead, biographer]
Publication details: 
"Euphrates 1977" [in Stark's hand below image of raft on river]
£80.00

Christmas Card, 2 leaves, bifolium, 17 x 12cm, good condition. Photograph of manned raft on Euphrates, 13 x 9cm, good condition. Stark has written "Euphrates 1977" beneath photograph and the following brief note on the verso of the second leaf: "Thank you so much about the 'letter' news. | I thought you might like to see one Raft! | All good wishes from | Freya Stark". The card was found in a copy of the "Letters", vol. four (London, 1977), edited by Lucy Moorehead who could well be the recipient of this card.

[ Lady Butler, English artist of military themes. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Elizth: Butler') to 'Father Brabazon'

Author: 
Elizabeth Butler, Lady Butler [née Elizabeth Southerden Thompson] (1846-1933), English painter of military themes
Publication details: 
On letterhead of Government House, Devonport. 16 May [ no year ].
£100.00

2pp., 12mo. On bifolium. In good condition, with light signs of age, and minor traces of glue from mount. Having contributed a 'little book' which 'helped the funds of the Bazaar', she thanks him for sending her 'the Holy Father's beautiful gift'. She had 'read about this Cameo in the papers before the Bazaar was opened', but 'never could have dreamt it would come into my possession'. Her husband (Lieut-General Sir William Butler) will be 'very much touched by your thus remembering us both', when she shows it to him on his return to London.

[ Minnie Walters Anson, English miniaturist. ] Two Autograph Letters Signed to 'Miss Newcomb' [ secretary of Marcus Adams Limited], regarding miniatures made from photographs of children taken by her brother-in-law Marcus Adams

Author: 
Walters Anson [ Minnie Walters Anson ] (1875-1959), RMS [ Royal Miniature Society ], miniaturist [ Lambeth School of Art ], wife of artist Chris Adams (1867-1960), brother of Marcus Adams
Publication details: 
Both on her letterhead ('WALTERS ANSON, R.M.S.'), 48 Parkstone Avenue, Parkstone, Dorset. 6 and 11 February 1950.
£180.00

Both letters 2pp., 12mo. Both in good condition, lightly-aged, the second with the first page lightly crossed through in pencil. The letters relate to work done for the firm of her brother-in-law Marcus Adams (described in his Times obituary as 'the outstanding child photographer of his day and photographer to the Royal Family for more than 30 years'), at 43 Dover Street, Mayfair. She begins the first letter by explaining that she has 'endeavoured to make the Woodall miniature like the snapshot, but unless they are really satisfied I had better do another.

[ Marie Stopes ] Autograph Signature, "M.C. Stopes" on detached album leaf.

Author: 
Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes (1880–1958), author, palaeobotanist and campaigner for eugenics and women's rights
Publication details: 
No place or date given.
£20.00

Signature on detached leaf from album, 17.5 x 11cm, good condition.

[ Marie Corelli, novelist. ] Autograph signature.

Author: 
Marie Corelli (1855-1924), British novelist
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£23.00

A good, firm signature on the reverse of an 8vo endpaper removed from a book. In good condition, lightly-aged. Reads simply: 'Marie Corelli'.

[Sheena Tennant, niece of Margot Asquith.] Large collection of original autograph sheet music by 'one of the first women composers' (she studied under Nadia Boulanger), together with eight printed piano pieces by her.

Author: 
Sheena Lilian Grant Tennant (1883-1974, later Kendall), daughter of James Tennant (1852-1933) of Fairlieburne, Fairlie, Ayrshire, Scotland, industrialist and cousin of Margot Asquith
Publication details: 
Manuscript material, dating from between 1902 and 1933, mainly from Fairlieburne, Fairlie, Argyllshire, Scotland. Seven of the printed scores published by The Frederick Harris Company, London, 1912 to 1929. The other by Augener Ltd, London, 1908.
£850.00

The collection comprises a large collection of autograph sheet music, together with copies of nine published piano pieces. Accompanying the collection is an autograph note by Sheena Tennant's son Hugh Kendall: 'These books, with accompanying score sheets, represent something rather unusual - the compositional examples of my mother, aspiring as she did to be what she saw herself as - one of the first women composers.

[Manuscript & Typescript] The Poems of Sylvia Lynd, poet, novelist, Irish Nationalist.

Author: 
Sylvia Lynd, Poet, Novelist, Irish Nationalist, key fiigure in Book Society.
Publication details: 
[b.1888-1952].
£600.00

Note: Sylvia Lynd, née Dryhurst, poet, novelist, reviewer, significant member of the Book Society, Irish nationalist, daughter of anarchist and suffragette, Nannie Dryhurst (1888-1952).

[Manuscript Correspondence] Letters of Sylvia Lynd to her father Alfred Robert Dryhurst.

Author: 
Sylvia Lynd, poet, novelist, Irish nationalist [and her father, Alfred Robert Dryhurst of the British Museum]
Publication details: 
Sylvia Lynd (1888-1952), letters dated 1898-1944; Alfred Robert Dryhurst (1898-1949)
£450.00

Note: Sylvia Lynd, née Dryhurst, poet, novelist, reviewer, significant member of the Book Society, Irish nationalist, daughter of anarchist and suffragette, Nannie Dryhurst (1888-1952).

[Manuscript and Typescript] The Prose of Sylvia Lynd, poet, novelist, Irish nationalist.

Author: 
Sylvia Lynd, poet, novelist, Irish nationalist, key figure in the Book (and literary) Society.
Publication details: 
b.1888, d.1952.
£450.00

Note: Sylvia Lynd, née Dryhurst, poet, novelist, reviewer, significant member of the Book Society, Irish nationalist, daughter of anarchist and suffragette, Nannie Dryhurst (1888-1952).

[Manuscript; illustrated] The Children's Stories of Sylvia Lynd (unpublished), post nove;list and Irish Nationalist.

Author: 
Sylvia Lynd, poet, novelist and Irish Nationalist.
Publication details: 
b.1888, d.1952.
£500.00

Note: Sylvia Lynd, née Dryhurst, poet, novelist, reviewer, significant member of the Book Society, Irish nationalist, daughter of anarchist and suffragette, Nannie Dryhurst (1888-1952).

[Helen Zimmern] Autograph Letter Signed "Helen Zimmern" to "Miss Haas" [pianist?]

Author: 
Helen Zimmern (1846–1934), German-British writer and translator (Nietsche etc) , sister of suffragist, Alice Zimmern.
Publication details: 
Hotel König von Ungarn, Schulerstraße, Wien [Vienna], no date
£56.00

Two pages, 8vo, some minor marking, chipping, and small closed tears, but text clear and complete. She will come to call on Miss Haas in a few days with a friend, and will then bring a parcel for her. She's caught a cold and is "not thgerefore in a very presenatble state". Not good because it defeats the object of her being in Vienna "to do theatres".

[Book; Inscribed by Author, Edith Sitwell, and by bookseller, Bertram Rota] In Spring

Author: 
Edith Sitwell
Publication details: 
'Privately Printed in London Anno Domini MCMXXXI'
£120.00

Wood Engravings by Edward Carrick.8vo, [11]pp., printed privately for Terence Fytton Armstrong [John Gawsworth, ]Number 7 of 290 (305) copies printed on Charles I hand-made paper, engraved title-page and two other decorations, mottled pale green paper-covered boards, sl. speckled, with original glassine-type thin paper wraps, sl. chipped and speckled, yellow printed label with an additional engraving on the front, endpapers sl. browned, a little faded, generally good to very good.

[Printed Book] Beeton's Hand-Book of the Law relating to Women and Children [title continued below]

Author: 
Beeton's Law Books. No. 2
Publication details: 
London: Ward, Lock and Tyler, 1871
£150.00

[title continued] "!To which is added the Registration of Births and Deaths | The Whole including Marriage | Breach of Promise | Husband and Wife | Settlements | Parent and Child | Registration." pp.iv.188 (additional 3 pages of advts, inc.inside back cover), limp cloth binding, attractive cover with some use of colour (see scan), covers stained, contents good. A surprisingly scarce book, only two copies listed on COPAC (Oxford and Cambridge).

Part only of Autograph Letter Signed "Georgiana Fullerton".

Author: 
Georgiana Fullerton, novelist
Publication details: 
No place or date survives.
£25.00

Part of page, c.11 x 7.5, staining but surviviing text clear and complete as follows: "thy own, I remain Reverend Sir | Yours sincerely, | Georgiana Fullerton".

Finla part only of Autograph Letter Signed "Eliz. Eastlake", unknown correspondent (musical?).

Author: 
[Elizabeth Eastlake] Elizabeth, Lady Eastlake, author, art critic and art historian.
Publication details: 
No place or date preserved.
£28.00

Part of page, 10 x 7cm, edges a little ragged, mainly good condition. Full text preserved: We have thought & spoken much of you music & of your kindness. | Your's obliged | Eliz. Eastlake".

[Carte-de-Visite] Photograph [of engraving??; daguerrotype?], head and shoulders of Bridget Winthrop, married to William Maunsell

Author: 
[Mrs. C. Flynn, Limerick Ireland, Bookseller and owner of Photographic Studio]
Mrs C. Flynn, bookseller
Publication details: 
[1850s?]
£500.00
Mrs C. Flynn, bookseller

Carte-de-visite size, c.6 x 10cm, faded photograph of Bridget Winthrop (or engraving of), sl. spotted, on reverse the following information in MS., Bridget Winthrop married to Wm Maunsell | Mrs Wm Maunsell gt grandmother of H.O. Donnell[MA CLK?] [space] great great Grandmother to Mrs Petronella O'Donnell and to Mr Elliot O'Donnell". [Printed on reverse: Mrs. C. Flynn | Bookseller & Stationer | Circulating Library | Photographic Studio | 20 George Street | Limerick".From the archive of Elliot O'Donnell, Irish ghost-hunter. Note: Limerick: Mrs. C.

Autograph Letter Signed from the Victorian novelist Ethel Bourne [to Rupert Simms, author of the 'Bibliotheca Staffordiensis'] explaining her reasons for publishing under the pseudonym 'Evelyn Burne'.

Author: 
Ethel Bourne, Victorian novelist under the pseudonym 'Evelyn Burne' [Rupert Simms (1853-1937), bookseller and author of the 'Bibliotheca Staffordiensis']
Publication details: 
On letterhead of Hilderstone Hall, Stone, Staffordshire. 18 May 1892.
£38.00

1p., 12mo. 10 lines. On bifolium. Good, on lightly-aged paper. She explains that her only publications up to that point are 'Stormbeaten and Weary' and 'Spectre Stricken' ('a Christmas Story'). 'I wish to remain unknown until I can write a book I consider sufficiently good to have my own name - for this reason I have called myself "Evelyn Burne".'

Autograph Letter Signed Violet [Paget] to Robert Lynd, essayist and Irish Nationalist.

Author: 
Violet Paget ['Vernon Lee'] (1856-1935), author.
Publication details: 
Letterhead of 36 Chepstow Place, London; 24 September [1935
£150.00

ALS, on letterhead of 36 Chepstow Place, London; 24 September [1935], 2pp., 8vo. 'I have just come back from seeing Winifred Holtby in the nursing home where she is lying ill, & I fear there is no hope whatever for her. Her friends are very anxious that she shd. be adequately written about in the News Chronicle when the time […] & have asked me to ask you to see, if you wd.

The Popular Family Tales of Mrs. Craik

Author: 
[Mrs Craik]
Publication details: 
London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co (earliest published work in BL 1890).; Glasgow: Thomas D. Morison[after 1887, her year of death]
£350.00

430pp., 8vo, “Biographical Sketch,” unsigned, p. 5–6,bookplate (Presentation), bokseller's label (both inside front cover), very dark red smooth cloth, spine blocked in gold., sl. worn, corners bumped wear to edges of spine, eps foxed, pages stained (mainly sides), ow good. Copy in Parish Collection, Princeton; none listed on COPAC, WorldCat. or Woolf.

Autograph Note Signed "Dorothy Una Ratcliffe", no addressee, but about the cremation of Marjory Kennedy-Fraser, Scottish singer, composer, arranger (particularly Hebridean songs)

Author: 
Dorothy Una Ratcliffe, Yorkshire Poet
Publication details: 
{Printed Heading] Yacht Sea Swallow, continuing in ms. From the Stockholm Skerries [&?] the Aland Islands, 15 July 1932.
£45.00

One page, 12mo, good condition. "With many thanks for the excellent account of the cremation of Marjory Kennedy Fraser in 'The Oban Times' June 25th 1932 | Dorothy Una Ratcliffe | Laverton Grange | Kirby Malgeard | Ripon, Yorkshire."

[Typed] Memorandum of an Agreement.... Signed "May Laffan", Irish novelist, agreementy with publishers, Henry S. KIng, concerning her novel "Hogan, M.P.".

Author: 
May Laffan [Hartley] (1849–1916), Irish novelist.
Publication details: 
[London], 26 April 1876
£150.00

One page, sm. fol., sl. chipped and damp-affected but text legible (see scan on my website).

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