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Stefan Osusky

Autograph Signature on fragment of typed letter.

Prominent Czechoslovak diplomat, one of the founders of free Czechoslovakia (1889-1973). Slip of paper, 1 inch by 4½ inches, creased and grubby and glued to a piece of neatly-docketed blue card. Signed in blue ink beneath typewritten 'I remain, dear Doctor Esdaile, | Yours sincerely.'

Charles Albert Fecther

Autograph Signature.

English actor and dramatist (1824-79; DNB). On slip of paper, 1½ inches by 4 inches, probably cut from letter. Discoloration to two corners caused by mounting. Paper creased and with almost imperceptible closed tear. Florid and attractive signature. Neatly docketed in pencil on reverse.

Eden Phillpots

Autograph Signature.

English novelist, poet and dramatist (1862-1960), noted for his works on Devon. On piece of paper, 3 inches by 4 1/2. In good condition, and attached to a piece of blue card docketed with list of Phillpots works. Distinctive and attractive signature, 'Eden Philpotts | Feb: 1928'.

F[rederick]. Brittain & Bern[ar]d [Lord] Manning, Fellows of Jesus College, Cambridge

BABYLON BRUIS'D AND MOUNT MORIAH MENDED; being a compendiouse & authentick Narracioun of ye Proceedinges of ye WILLIAM DOWSING SOCIETIE

While Dowsing was a sixteenth-century Puritan iconoclast who kept a journal of his various depredations, this 'account of a similar visitation at some later date' which the editors claim 'has recently come into our hands', would appear to be a spoof, a suspicion perhaps strengthened by the...

Victor Silvester

Autograph Card Signed to unnamed correspondent.

English ballroom dancing champion and bandleader (1900-78). Dimensions: 2½ inches by 4 inches. In good condition, with traces of mount adhering to otherwise-blank reverse. Reads 'With best wishes | from | Victor Silvester'.

William Edward Hartpole Lecky

Autograph Letter Signed to [Mr] Bagnal.

Historian and essayist (1838-1903). 1 page, 16mo. In good condition, although grubby and glued to fragment of vellum 'Honorary Testimonial' to urice B. Blake, from internal evidence clearly from the Royal Humane Society, and signed by the President, the Duke of Argyll ('Argyll') and the...

Thomas Joseph Tenison [on his ancestor Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury]

ARCHBISHOP TENISON'S BIBLE. [with] A Memoir of Archbishop Tenison, compiled from authentic sources.

For Archbishop Tenison (1636-1715) see the DNB. Signed 'T. J. T.' [Tenison's descendant Thomas Joseph Tenison, J.P., Barrister-at-Law]. 2-leaf folio notice, on laid paper with Britannia watermark, dimensions approximately 13 inches by 8 inches. Recto of first leaf and verso of second leaf blank...

William Agnew

Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Bewick[e].

Art dealer (1825-1910; DNB). 2 pages. 16mo biofoliate. In good condition. The recipients name is spelt 'Bewick' at the beginning of the letter and 'Bewicke' at the end. 'Dear Mrs Bewick | I came up from Southampton on Saturday. I am starting for Lancashire in a few minutes | I shall be back on...

Samuel Rutherford Crockett [S.R. Crockett]

Autograph Signature on fragment of typewritten letter.

Scottish novelist (1860-1914) of the Kailyard School. The fragment is one inch by three inches in size, in good condition and attached to a docketed piece of green paper. The signature 'S R. Crockett' is beneath a typewritten 'Yours as ever,'.

Anthony Eden

The Two Imperialisms Speech by Mr. Anthony Eden at the Constitutional Club, London, on April 17th, 1940.

Conservative Prime Minister (1897-1977). Stapled 8vo pamphlet, unbound, four leaves, 7 pages. Grubby, creased and with loss to the corners of the first leaf. Begins: 'THIS war is not a clash between rival dynasties. Its basic causes are not economic; nor is it even a struggle to decide the...

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