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Antonio Panizzi [Sir Antonio Genesio Maria Panizzi (1797 -1879), Anthony Panizzi, librarian of Italian birth and an Italian patriot, Principal Librarian of the British Museum from 1856 to 1866.]

[ Anthony Panizzi; British ] Autograph Note Signed A Panizzi to unnamed correspondent, explaining that he can't meet up.

Two page, 12mo, fold marks, good condition. Text: I thank you by post [underlined] for you invitation, in order you may get my answer sooned. | I am in town & not likely to go out of it any more than the monument. I have not been well & have been obliged to shut & live by rule. I...

£35.00
Hugh W. Diamond [Hugh Welch Diamond (1809 ? 1886), early British psychiatrist and photographer who made a major contribution to the craft of psychiatric photography.]

[Hugh Welch Diamond, early psychiatrist] Autograph Letter Signed Hugh W. Diamond to Reid, on personal matters like a visit to Deal

Three pages, 12mo, bifolium, good condition. Text: I fear you are like myself, & [burning?] into a state of mental debility or you would never imagine that such an old friend as you are could in any way have displeased one. I have not yet been to Brighton again but the invitation is in...

£56.00
[ICA Gallery] Georges Braque [(1882–1963), 20th-century French painter, collagist, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor.]

[ Georges Braque; Cubism; Catalogue; extensively annotated in pencil by Welsh Artist, John Bromfield Gay Rees ] Georges Braque. An Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings from collections in England: with lithographs 1909-1953

Catalogue, 12 unnumbered pages, illustrations, 16 x 17 cm, front cover (with Braque drawing he has sent specially for use as a poster and on the cover of the catalogue) grubby, staples rusty, ow fair. John Bromfield Gay Rees has covered the inside covers and back cover with rough drawings of...

£250.00
Giulia Grisi (1811 – 1869), Italian opera singer.

[ Giulia Grisi, opera singer ] Bold Signature Giulia Grisi.

Signature on slip of paper, c.11 x 2cm, with embossed coat of arms (crown on top), laid down on slightly larger card, sl. irregular, good condition. Docketed the late Madame Grisi. See image,

£56.00 GRISI
Vera Lynn [ Dame Vera Margaret Lynn (née Welch; 1917 -2020), singer, songwriter and entertainer]

[Vera Lynn, Forces' Sweetheart] B & W Photograph of a youthful Vera Lynn Signed Sincerely Yours | Vera Lynn

B & W Photograph, 8 x 13cm, very good condition except for remnants of laying down on the reverse. See image.

£45.00 Vera Lynn
Florence Dixie [Lady Florence Caroline Dixie [née Douglas (1855 – 1905), Scottish writer, war correspondent, and feminist].

[ Florence (Douglas) Dixie, traveller and feminist] Part of a document boldly Signed Florence Douglas indicating an interest in a foreign language as yet unidentified

Scrap of paper, irregular, 16 x 6cm, partially laid down on sl. larger scrap, some folded over. Three lines in a language I can't identify (yet?), signature Florence Douglas, and on reverse of the paper folded over, the word Infinitive followed by three words in the same language, probably not...

£120.00 DIXIE
Marquis of Linlithgow [John Adrian Louis Hope, 1st Marquess of Linlithgow, 7th Earl of Hopetoun, (1860 -1908) aristocrat, statesman, Ist Governor-General of Australia, earlier Governor of Victoria].

[Marquis of Linlithgow; G G Australia] Brief subscription of letter, Signed Linlithgow.

Piece of letter, shaped, 7 x 4cm, laid down on paper (part of album leaf prob.), 14 x 8cm. Text: I am | Yrs very truly | Linlithgow. Docketed in pencil with information about him (Governor-General of Australia). See image. On reverse of paper, the signature of the Breadalbanes.

£40.00
Charles Kingsley (1819 – 1875), priest, professor, social reformer, historian, novelist and poet.

[ Charles Kingsley ] Autograph Letter Signed CKingsley to My dear Dean [of Ely Cathedral], introducing an American antiquarian.

Three pages, 16mo, bifolium, tipped on to slightly larger card, good condition. A difficult handwriting. Text: May I introduce to you a [?] American scholar - Mr Betts - who has [...?] respect for English Cathedrals & other Antiquities - & specially for Ely. You will find him most ready...

£56.00
Baron Paul Julius de Reuter [Paul Julius Freiherr von Reuter, Baron von Reuter (born as Israel Beer Josaphat, (1816 -1899), German-born entrepreneur, founder of Reuters News Agency.]

[ Baron de Reuter; Reuters] Autograph Note Signed Julius de Reuter (a touch illegibly) to Sir Richard [Temple], administrator in British India and a politician, about an invitation.

One page, 12mo, laid down on slightly larger. unevenly cut, card. A bold hand: I confirm my letter of the 25 inst in which I accepted your king invitation for Monday next and beg now to ackowledge the receipt of the invitation card you kindly sent me and remain sincerely [...]

£180.00
Sir Richard Owen (1804-1892), biologist, palaeontologist, comparative anatomist, first Director of Natural History Museum, opponent of the theory of evolution of Charles Darwin

[Sir Richard Owen, palaeontologist, opponent of Darwin's theory; Giant Moa.] Autograph Draft part lecture, re. 'the power of God' and 'study of the Scripture', vs 'men' 'gone astray'. WITH Autograph Description of Plates concerning Great Moa

An important artefact: a folio page carrying an Autograph Rough Draft of the central passage of a lecture in which Owen – four years after the publication of Darwin's 'Origin of Species' – defends the theistic view of evolution. One of two folio pages in Owen's autograph on the same leaf, the...

£1,250.00
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