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Author, Title, Summary Price
Ralph Bernal

Autograph Letter Signed, one page, 8vo, to F.W. Chesson

Politician and art collector (d.1854). He thanks him for the tract on the Militia Bill, giving his opinion of its cogent argument against the measure.

Rev. J. Bosworth

The Origin of the Dutch: with a Sketch of their language and literature, and short examples

32pp., cr.8vo, ltd ed (100), dark green cl. sl. sunned and dusted, sl. hinge str., mainly g+

Richard Partridge

Autograph Letter Signed, 3pp., 8vo, to J.L. Tupper

Surgeon (1805-1873). He discusses the book, "Bell on Expressions" which he is sending, discussing the illustrations tongue-in-cheek.

Richard Phillips

Autograph Note Signed to "Charles", secretary of the Theatre Royal, Haymarket

Miscellaneous writer, journalist, Republican (1767-1840). 8vo. He complains that he forgot to leave his name for Phillips and his friends so that they could not enter the theatre. He asks that he make sure he does "this evening" with underlinings and emphatic statements.

Richard Westmacott

Autograph Letter Signed, 2pp., 12mo, to "Mrs Hawes"

Sculptor (1775-1856). Work takes precedence over "gaieties" so he cannot accept an invitation.

Richard Westmacott

Signature clipped from document

Sculptor (1799-1872). Clipped signature from an appeal to the Artists' Benevolent Fund. Thomas Phillips, portrait painter (1770-1845), signature is on the same piece of paper

Robert Howard

Signature from document

Dramatist, historian and poet (1626-1698). Signature cut from a document (Howard was an auditor of the Exchequer) with above date and a few words from the text, laid down.

Robert Southey

Autograph quotation

c. 1.5" x 3", in a minute but distinct hand, 16 lines commmencing "They will by no means give the title of Saint to one of the Apostles or Evangelists of the LOrd . . . ", concluding with the apparent source of the lines "A Friendly Conference 48".

Rose Fyleman,

Two manuscript poems about Fairies

Children's writer. One page, sm. fol. Vestiges of hinges. Signed and dated by Fyleman. The Poems written in Fyleman's hand are: "I stood against the window" (2 verses, total 16 lines; and "Have you watched the Fairies?", 3 verses, total 9 lines.

Schomberg K. MacDonnell

Autograph Note Signed, one page, 8vo, to Lord Harmsworth, press baron

Irish civil servant ((1861-1915). He hopes for a meeting in London. "I want very much to see you for a few minutes".

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