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[ Stanley Spencer ] Daphne Charlton, artist and woman in Stanley Spencer's Life.

[ Stanley Spencer ] Manuscript (Holograph) entitled Stanley Spencer.

14 pages, 4to, large handwriting (lower case letters 5mm), punch-holes, two of four damaged. The manuscript has elisions, substitutions and additions by the author, indicating a lot of thinking, perhaps a desire to use a long word rather than a short. She attempts to analyse Spencer's (artistic...

£2,000.00 Spencer
Arthur Farre [(1811–1887), obstetric physician.]

[Arthur Farre, obstetric physician] Autograph Letter Signed Arthur Farre to Bowerbank [James Scott Bowerbank FRS (1797–1877), naturalist and palaeontologist.], regretfully declining the secretaryship of the nascent Royal Microscopical Society.

Two pages, 12mo, bifolium, edges grubby, good condition. Text: Although I am, as you know, much given to microscopic pursuits, and although I wish the embryo society success, yet I am afraid that my engagements, independently of other considerations, would not allow of my undertaking the post of...

Mary H. Catherwood [Mary Hartwell Catherwood (1847-1902), American writer of popular historical romances, short stories, and poetry]

[ Mary H. Catherwood, American novelist ] Autograph Letter Signed Mary H. Catherwood to Miss Chace, including her encounter with the literary A-list and her next publication.

Three pages, 12mo, bifolium, final page blank with residue of tipping in process, ow good condition. Text: Your note has just been forwarded to me with a batch of others from the [Thorndike?]. I would have loved a visit to Newport. But as soon as my business was completed in Boston I come racing...

J.G. Dartnell [Major-General Sir John George Dartnell (1838 -1913), soldier and police officer, founder and first Commandant Natal Mounted Police, veteran of the Indian Mutiny, Zulu War etc.]

[J.G. Dartnell, Zulu Wars, Boer Wars, etc ] Autograph Note Signed J.G. Dartnell to a Miss Martin.

Two pages, 12mo, bifolium, faint foxing, small closed tear at fold, ow good condition. Your letter of the 5th July last only reached me a very short time ago for it was directed to me 'War Office. London' and I have never left South Africa since the War. I enclose my autograph if you think it is...

Catherine Gladstone [(née Glynne; 1812–1900) , wife of British statesman William Ewart Gladstone.]

[ Catherine Gladstone, wife of Prime Minister ] Autograph Letter Signed Cath Gladstone to unnamed female correspondent.

Two pages, 12mo, bifolium, good condition. Text: I am really touched by yr. contribution & hope soon to see Miss Mary Wardell & to put our heads together regards the project of a Home for Scarlet Fever Convalescent Patients. - The gift from the two Servants & the old house delights...

[John Fowles; The French Lieutenant's Woman; movie/film]

[John Fowles; film adaptation; Pinter; Karel Reisz] The French Lieutenant's Woman. Revised Production Information.

Typescript (carbon), not paginated, [30pp], stapled, good condition. Another copy is in the Ray Roberts Collection of John Fowles material (HRC). See image of Contents page, from Background and Fowles on location to Developing the Novel ,The Book, the actors, Unit List, Cast List. For insights...

[John Bromfield Gay Rees, Welsh Artist.

[John Bromfield Gay Rees, Welsh Artist] The Correspondence of John Bromfield Gay Rees, Welsh Artist. An archive..

John Bromfield Gay Rees (1912 - 1965), known to his family and friends as Brom, was a Welsh painter whose work was admired by such eminent figures as Dylan Thomas, Augustus John, William Rothenstein and Eardley Knollys, among others. Introspective and private, he was practically unknown to the...

Sarah Grand [Sarah Grand (1854–1943), Irish feminist writer active from 1873 to 1922. Her work revolved around the New Woman ideal.]

[ Sarah Grand, Irish Novelist; New Woman ] Autograph Letter Signed Sarah Grand to Miss Carpenter about a forthcomiong concert and her inability to attend it.

Two pages, 12mo, corner chipped with loss, evidence of its being tipped onto something, not affecting the text, mainly good condition. Text: Many thanks for letting me know of the forthcoming concert. Being here I should probably not otherwise have heard of it. I do hope your lovely music will...

Julius Beerbohm [ Julius Beerbohm (1854 – 1906), Victorian travel-writer, engineer, explorer and poet.]

[ Julius Beerbohm, traveller and poet, half-brother of Max Beerbohm ] Manuscript Poem Signed J Beerbohm (calligraphically). See image.

32 line poem, cr.8vo, in a frame of an album page (detached), 4to, one ragged edge, celebrating summer, commencing: Is it not well, when the long day is over, | That brimmed with fulness of the summer time-| - Joy of wild bees that roam the the scented clover; [....] See image for full text....

£220.00 beerbohm
Charles Jenkinson, 3rd Earl of Liverpool, sometime Lord Steward of the Household (1841-6).

[ Charles, Earl of Liverpool; Dwarkanath Tagore ] Autograph Letter Signed Liverpool to Fitzgerald about an Indian mat on the floor of the picture gallery at Buckingham Palace.

Two pages, 12mo, bifolium, good condition. Teext: When Dwarkanath Tagore dined at Buckingham Palace he was shocked at the Indian mat which covered the floor of the picture gallery which he said was what a tradesman of Calcutta would not have used [.] [H]e also begged to be allowed to procure a...

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