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Johnston Forbes-Robertson

Autograph note signed to Frank [?],

English actor-manager (1853-1937), knighted in 1913. One page, 12mo. "Dear Frank, / I am too busy to see you just now, but write me what the business is. - / Yours sincerely / J. Forbes-Robertson." Not in the best of condition: creased, torn and with evidence of previous mounting on blank...

£15.00
Johnston Forbes-Robertson

Autograph note signed to Mr [?] Stewart,

English actor-manager (1853-1937), knighted in 1913. One page, 12mo. "My dear Mr Stewart / I am so sorry, but I am engaged next Sunday. I wish it were otherwise. With very kind regards / Believe me to be / Sincerely / J. Forbes-Robertson." Traces of glue and mount on blank reverse.

£15.00
Johnston Forbes-Robertson

Autograph note signed to unnamed correspondent,

English actor-manager (1853-1937), knighted in 1913. One page, 8vo. Clearly in reply to a request for an autograph, "Yours truly / J. Forbes Robertson." Slight ink staining to one corner.

£15.00
Johnston Forbes-Robertson

Autograph note signed to unnamed correspondent,

English actor-manager (1853-1937), knighted in 1913. One page 12mo. What is clearly a reply to a request for an autograph, "Yours very truly, / Johnston Forbes-Robertson. / Feb: 1928." Mounted, with slight ruckling, on a piece of pink paper, docketed "Sir J Forbes Robertson / great actor /...

£12.00
Joseph Rowntree

two letters signed to E. S. Gibb,

The younger. Quaker cocoa manufacturer and philanthropist (1836-1925). Both letters one page, 4to, and written by an amanuensis. The letters deal with a "proposed new siding", for which "Mr Copperthwaite & my Clerk of Works" think it will be necessary to "take down the bridge which connects...

£80.00
Joseph Trapp

Strand Ward Lecturers Book 1730

Manuscript, 34pp., folio, bound in vellum, poor condition but complete. A Book of all ye names of the Severall Inhabitants & others residing in Strand Ward in the parish of St Martin in the Fields in the County of Middx for one year free Collection from Christmas 1729 by Quarterly payments...

£450.00
Laura Ashley

one typed letter signed to Lt Col. R. F. H. Drake-Brockman,

Fashion designer (1925-85). One page, 4to, with letterhead in black and light blue redolent of the nineteen-sixties. "Dear Sir, / Thank you for your letter of February 14th. We are most interested to hear of your connection with the election poster and I am enclosing it herewith since we have...

£30.00
Legh Richmond

Autograph letter signed to "Revd Mr Hoare".

Divine and author (1772-1827). He discusses the timing of the next "clerical meeting" and suggests a friend who could take pupils, "a serious brother".

£35.00
Leon Quartermaine

Autograph letter signed to "My dear Peter",

Actor (1876-1967). One page, 8vo. "I am sending you back "The Minx" - which I have read with pleasure - / The writing is charming & natural - but in my opinion the play is too slight - there is not enough to it to stand production - Perhaps I am wrong tho' -". Creased, and with two holes...

£20.00
Leonard Woolf

Empire & Commerce in Africa. A study in economic imperialism

Ex lib, involving one small stamp on title and back free endpaper and vestiges of London County Council Education Library bookplate inside front cover, hinge strain inside front cover, some wear to spine, corners bumped, contents good, a better copy than it sounds. Scarce.

£50.00
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