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William Sewell (1781-1853), physician, Principal of the London Veterinary College [now the Royal Veterinary College ] [ Edward Coleman (1766-1839) ]

[ Veterinary College, London. ] Engraved certificate of Fellowship for Dennis Christmas, signed by William Sewell, President, and W. J. Morton, Secretary, with illustration of 'Edwd. Coleman Esqr. Professor',

Elegantly engraved certificate, on one side of a piece of 38 x 27.5 cm paper. In good condition, on lightly aged and creased paper, with slight damage to lower right-hand corner. Taking up almost half of the certificate is an engraved portrait of Coleman, within a circle of text with...

William Sewell (1781-1853), physician, Principal of the London Veterinary College [now the Royal Veterinary College ]

[ William Sewell, Principal of the Veterinary College, London. ] Signed Certificate ('Wm Sewell'), as 'Assist[an]t Professor', that Dennis Christmas has 'attended One Course of my Lectures on Veterinary Surgery'.

Elegantly engraved certificate, on one side of a piece of 28 x 37 cm paper. In fair condition, on lightly aged and creased paper. Reads, with manuscript additions in square brackets: 'Veterinary College | This is to Certify that Mr. [Dennis Christmas] has attended [One] Course of my Lectures on...

W P. Frith [ William Powell Frith ] (1819-1909), RA, Victorian genre painter [ Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-1873), painter and sculptor, mainly of animals

[ William Powell Frith invites Sir Edwin Landseer to 'tea-supper smoke-whist'. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('W. P. Frith') from Frith to Landseer, inviting him to an evening with 'a few artists & others'.

2pp., 12mo. On bifolium. In fair condition, lightly aged, with minor damage in margin at the gutter of the second leaf caused by removal from stub. Addressed to 'Sir Edwin Landseer RA | &c &c'. A week from the writing of the letter Frith is expecting 'a few artists & others to tea-...

Sir Astley Cooper; William Babington; Sir Charles Bell; John Cooke; John Abernethy; George Pearson; Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie; Edward Coleman; William Sewell; Joseph Henry Green

Signatures of ten distinguished Georgian physicians including Sir Astley Cooper, John Abernethy, Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie, on a Certificate from the Veterinary College, declaring 'Mr. Dennis Christmas' 'Qualified to Practise the Veterinary Art'.

An elegant engraved certificate, on one side of a 27 x 38 cm piece of paper. In good condition, lightly aged, with a couple of unobtrusive closed tears to the edges. It is highly unusual to find such an assemblage of distinguished Georgian physicians. Signed by Edward Coleman (1766-1839), '...

Rev. Joseph Seaton (1742-1811) of Smarden, cabinetmaker and church elder; his son Benjamin Seaton (1775-1830) [ The General Baptist Chapel, Chatham, Kent ]

[ Benjamin Seaton and 'The Seaton Tool Chest'. ] Autograph Letter Signed to Benjamin Seaton from his father Joseph Seaton, regarding preparations for a voyage to New York, with directions regarding 'the mattrassses' and 'the trunk'.

An interesting letter relating to a notable artefact, described by Christopher Schwarz as 'one of the more interesting mysteries in the history of woodworking: the 'Seaton Tool Chest', now in the Guildhall Museum, Rochester, is the subject of 'The Tool Chest of Benjamin Seaton' by Megan...

John Harraden of the Post Office [ Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl of Chesterfield (1755-1815), Postmaster General; William Hayley (1745-1820); George White Thomas (c.1750-1821); John Palmer (1742-1818) ]

[ John Harraden of the Post Office. ] Autograph Letter Signed to the Earl of Chesterfield, complaining of the 'hardships' of his case, and requesting his intervention, with reference to William Hayley of Earlham, John Palmer, George White Thomas.

The recipient of the letter, the 5th Earl of Chesterfield, was Postmaster General between 1790 and 1798. The 'Mr. Palmer' mentioned in the text is John Palmer (1742-1818), MP for Bath, who was Comptroller General of the Post Office between 1786 and 1792. Harraden appears to have been regarded by...

Charles Anthony (1865-1950), junior, water engineer [ Institution of Civil Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers; Wolf River, Kingwilliamstown Division, Cape Colony [ South Africa ]]

[ Scheme for supplying water to East London, South Africa. ] Signed typescript of paper by Charles Anthony, junior: 'Yield of the Wolf River in the Kingwilliamstown Division of Cape Colony', with autograph calculations, four blueprints and 63 tables.

For information on Anthony see his obituary in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (1950), which states that in 1903 Anthony was 'selected by the Cape Colonial Government as Consulting Engineer to investigate and decide on the best source of water supply for East London, South...

Deutsche Verein für Kunst und Wissenschaft (German Athenaeum), London [ William Michael Rossetti (1829-1919), art critic and member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood ]

[ Deutsche Verein für Kunst und Wissenschaft (German Athenaeum), London. ] Printed catalogue - annotated by W. M. Rossetti - of 'Fourth Annual Exhbition of Paintings in Oil and Water Colours, and Drawings in Black and White. 1878.'

[ 8 ] pp., 8vo. Modern marbled boards and label. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. Containing 85 items by various artists (from William Kümpel, R. A. Came and J. Wolf, to Edouard Frère, John Varley, James Price and Count Gleichen), and an appendix of five 'Battle Pieces, by Christian...

[ James Kirke Paulding ]

[ Paulding; book ] A Sketch of Old England By a New England Man

136pp, 8vo, more recent brown paper wraps (i.e. rebound(, contents with minor staining, good condition. At the beginning of each gathering the statement, "VOYAGES and TRAVELS, No. XLV. Vol. VIII"

[ George Allen (1832-1907), London publisher, craftsman and engraver associated with John Ruskin [ Allen and Unwin ]

[ George Allen, London publisher and associate of John Ruskin. ] Sale catalogue of 'Books and Pictures from the Estate of the Late Mr. George Allen', containing a large number of books and pictures by Ruskin.

12 pp., 8vo. Modern marbled bds. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. This interesting item is of significance to Ruskin scholars, containing a whole page describing 24 drawings and engravings by him, as well as a number of interesting books from the library of a close associate. The item...

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