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['Edna Lyall', pseudonym of Ada Ellen Bayly, popular novelist.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Ada Ellen Bayly. | “Edna Lyall.”') to 'Miss McKeown' of 'Lunare [Lurganare, County Down, Ireland?]', giving instructions for the weaving of wool for a frieze.

Author: 
'Edna Lyall', pseudonym of Ada Ellen Bayly (1857-1903), popular novelist dealing with radical issues
Publication details: 
On letterhead of 6 College Road, Eastbourne; 22 October 1894.
£80.00

3pp, 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition. Folded once. Signed with both her real name and her pseudonym: 'Ada Ellen Bayly. | “Edna Lyall.”' An interesting letter, revealing the practicalities of the Irish wool trade. Begins: 'Dear Miss McKeown, | When I was staying last month in Lunare [for 'Lurganare'?] I ordered some wool to be spun, for some frieze. I think you said the blacksmith's wife would do it, & I am afraid she may have been a little disappointed that we did not call as there had been some talk of one doing.

[Inscribed by author.] Two Letters to the Right Honourable the Earl of Sheffield; in which His Lordship's Report to the Meeting at Lewes Wool-Fair, and the Proceedings at a recent Meeting of Wool-Growers, at the Free Masons' Tavern, are examined; […]

Author: 
J. B. S. [ John Holroyd, 1st Earl of Sheffield ]
Publication details: 
London: Printed by J. M. Richardson, 23, Cornhill, opposite the Royal-Exchange. 1816. [ Marchant, Printer, Ingram-Court, London. ]
£80.00

Full title, with motto: 'Two Letters to the Right Honourable the Earl of Sheffield; in which His Lordship's Report to the Meeting at Lewes Wool-Fair, and the Proceedings at a recent Meeting of Wool-Growers, at the Free Masons' Tavern, are examined; and the True State of the Wool-Question attempted to be shewn. | By J. B. S. | Veritas Nihil Veretur Nisi Abscondi.' A scarce item: no copies at the British Library or other deposit libraries and the only copies on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat at Edinburgh University and Senate House. [4] + 76pp., 8vo. Disbound, and with first leaf (half-title) loose.

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