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Author, Title, Summary Price
William Beckford [ William Thomas Beckford (1760–1844), novelist, art collector and patron of works of decorative art, etc]

[ William Beckford; H.G. Bohn, bookseller ] Autograph Note, third person, "Mr Beckford loses no time", to H.G. Bohn, eminent bookseller, listing his selection from a batch of books sent on approval, in characteristic style.

One page, 12mo, bifolium, grubby, fold marks, all text legible, in variable, hasty hand. Addressed on final page of bifolium to "Mr H G Bohn | York St". The letter starts with titles added after the letter was finished, "omitted Paradoxes [underlined] | Bede | Anthologia Gr". The main body of...

£900.00
West of England and South Wales International Arbitration Association, Bristol [ Edmund Tolson Wedmore (1847-1920), Quaker pacifist; Walter Sturge; Allen Greenwell; Rev. Henry Richard; Peace Society ]

[ International Arbitration Association, Bristol. ] Album containing material relating to the Association, assembled by honorary secretary E. T. Wedmore: announcements, notices, and cuttings from provincial newspapers.

Around 70 items laid down on 36pp. of an 8vo. exercise book with ruled grey-paper pages, in quarter-binding with marbled boards with green cloth spine. With around eight more items loosely inserted. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. The present collection consists of various handbills...

£1,150.00
Sir Ronald Harwood (born South Africa, 1934 as Ronald Horwitz), Oscar-winning playwright and screenwriter [ Peter Saville (1930-2016), British film director; Nelson Mandela ]

[ Mandela; Sir Ronald Harwood, playwright and screenwriter. ] Shooting Script, with numerous pages of amendments, of the British television drama film 'Mandela'.,directed by Peter Saville and starring Danny Glover.

Typed screenplay, 103pp., 8vo. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. Paginated to 99, but with the pagination heavily disrupted by the addition and removal of a large number of pages of revisions on pink or blue paper, each amended leaf dated at the head. Held together with two metal studs,...

£220.00
James Brooke [ Rajah Brooke ] (1803-1868).

[ Rajah Brooke of Sarawak ] Autograph Letter Signed "J Brooke" to Henry Drummond, M.P., anticipating trip to Siam.

Two pages, 12mo, good condition. "I am very anxious to have the pleasure of seeing Lady Harriet and yourself, before I leave England for Siam where I shall prbably be engaged til May of June of next year. Should it be quite convenient I would propose a visit to Aldbury [Park ] during the next...

£280.00
Fanny Higginson, daughter of Lt-Gen. George Powell Higginson (1788-1866) of the Grenadier Guards, and sister of Gen. Sir George Wentworth Alexander Higginson (1826-1927)

[ An upper-middle-class English girl's education in the 1840s. ] Autograph Journal of Fanny Higginson, daughter of Lt Gen. Sir George Powell Higginson, including a detailed description of the course of her education.

The present item is highly unusual from the point of view of women's education, being in large part a description by a young English upper-middle-class girl of the 1840s of the rigorous course of education she is undergoing. Written at a time – several years before the establishment of Queen’s...

£1,250.00
William Sandys Wright Vaux (1818-1885), Keeper of the Department of Coins and Medals in the British Museum, antiquary

Autograph Letter Signed ('Wm. S. W. Vaux') to 'Mrs. Milford', regarding autographs he is sending for her collection.

2pp., 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged, with slight creasing along inner edge. As promised he is sending 'Rawlinson's Autograph - I send you also those of Gordon Cumming and of a man who has just been Attorney General at Hong Kong'. He concludes: 'I will look through my papers & and [...

£35.00
William Roupell (1831-1909), forger and fraudster, Member of Parliament for Lambeth, 1857-1862, ruined in the Roupell Case

[ William Roupell, forger and fraudster. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('W Roupell'), expressing thanks for support in his campaign to be re-elected Member of Parliament for Lambeth.

2pp., 12mo. Bifolium with mourning border. In good condition, on aged and worn paper. Possibly produced in court, as docketed at head: 'facsimile | printed 1st & 3rd' (the present item is not a facsimile). The male recipient is not identified. He wishes to reiterate his thanks 'for the...

£120.00
William Roscoe (1753–1831) of Liverpool, historian, patron of the arts, and leading abolitionist

[ William Roscoe of Liverpool, historian, art collector and abolitionist. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('W: Roscoe.'), giving various instructions to an unnamed London bookseller.

2pp., 4to. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper with spike hole. The recipient is unidentified. He asks him to 'forward the few books which Mr. Clark & I laid out when we had the pleasure of calling on you in London, with my Account including Mr. Clarkes, when I will remit you the...

£300.00
William Kirtland (1786-1864), Under Keeper of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, employed by Sir Thomas Phillipps as an amanuensis [ Charles Roach Smith (1806-1890), antiquary ]

[ William Kirtland, Under Keeper of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('W Kirtland | Under Keeper') to the antiquary Charles Roach Smith

2pp., 12mo. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn, with tape stain at head from mount. The Keeper 'Mr. Duncan' (Philip Duncan) being absent from Oxford, Kirtland is forwarding to Smith 'that portion of the Ashmolean Catalogue which relates to Alfreds Jewell [sic] comprizing all the facts and...

£180.00
William Gilpin (1724-1804), writer on art and headmaster of Cheam School, Surrey [[ Thomas Cadell and William Davies, London booksellers ]

[ William Gilpin, autor and headmaster of Cheam School, Surrey. ] Autograph Bill of Exchange, signed 'Will: Gilpin', directing his publishers Cadell & Davies to make a payment of £100 to 'Mrs. Mary <Oviatt?>'.

On a slip of paper, with two embossed tax stamps. Worn, aged and damp stains. Entirely in Gilpin's autograph, and reading: 'To Messrs. Cadell, Davies booksellers in ye Strand London | Please to pay to Mrs. Mary , or her order five days after date one hundred pds for | Yr. humble Servt. | Will:...

£220.00
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