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Lillah McCarthy [Lady Keeble] (1875-1960), celebrated actress and London theatre manager, wife of Harley Granville-Barker (1877-1946), associated with G. B. Shaw

[Lillah McCarthy [Lady Keeble], celebrated actress, wife of Harley Granville-Barker.] Nineteen photographic portraits from her archives, some signed and with autograph captions, with six relating to 1912 production of Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night'.

Twenty-one photographic prints: nineteen portraits of McCarthy, one of Wilson Barrett, and one of Granville Barker's set for 'Twelfth Night'. For the careers of Lillah McCarthy and her first husband Harley Granville Barker, see their entries in the Oxford DNB. In 1917 the London periodical 'The...

£600.00
James Wyatt (1816-1878), geologist and editor and proprietor of the Bedford Times [Samuel Sharp (1814-1882), geologist and antiquary]

[James Wyatt, geologist and editor of the Bedford Times.] Autograph Letter Signed ('James Wyatt') [to the geologist/antiquary Samuel Sharpe], regarding geology, James Hervey, the qualities of a schoolmaster moved from Bedford to Northamptonshire.

4pp, 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, lightly aged, with traces of glue from tipping-in affecting the lower part and underlining of Wyatt's expansive signature. Folded twice. 71 lines of text. Note in pencil at head of first page states that the letter was 'sent to Saml. Sharpe of Northampton...

£56.00
Cotton Mather [Robert Cotton Mather (1808–1877), missionary in India.

[ Cotton Mather; Bible in Hindustani ] [Manuscript] Memorandum of Agreement signed "Longman & Co, | Cotton Mather" with Messrs Longman, Brown, Green, Longman and Roberts for "a Clavis of the New Testament and the Psalms in Hindustani"

Two pages, folio, fold marks, a little grubby, one very small closed tear on a fold, good condition. Professor Mather contracts to produce "a Clavis of the New Testament and the Psalms in Hindustani and English in the Roman Characters and to see the same through the press [...]" Longman's...

£120.00
Charles Didier (1805-1864), Swiss poet and traveller, lover of George Sand

[Charles Didier, Swiss poet and traveller, lover of George Sand.] Autograph Note Signed ('Ch Didier') [to George Sand?], stating that he has been looking for the recipient, at whose disposition he is 'pour tout ce que vous voudrez'.

1p, 12mo. In good condition, on lightly-worn grey paper with stub from mount adhering. Ornately folded, as was the fashion, with parallel vertical and diagonal creases. From the celebrated manuscript collection of Richard Monckton Milnes (Lord Houghton). Endorsed with a number in a contemporary...

£180.00
Cecil Wilson (1860-1941), Anglican cleric and county cricketer (Kent), third Bishop of Melanesia and second Bishop of Bunbury, Western Australia

[Cecil Wilson, Bishop of Melanesia.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Cecil Wilson, | Bishop'), for publication, 'to the Editor of the Tonbridgian', concerning 'our work in Melanesia'.

5pp, 8vo. On bifolium and single leaf of thin ruled paper. In fair condition, on lightly aged and discoloured paper. Closely written, in a not-entirely legible hand, with the first page having the underlined heading: 'to the Editor of the Tonbridgian'. (The Tonbridgian was the magazine of...

£850.00
Bruce Kinloch [ (1919 – 2011), British army officer, wildlife conservation leader and author

[ Bruce Kinloch; wildlife conservation ] [Airmail letter] Autograph Letter Signed "Bruce" [docketed "From Bruce Kinloch"] to Hjalmer Thesen of Thesen Industries (S.A.), about the death of "Afstand" (an elephant) and the fate of his tusks.

Airmail letter, one and a half pages of text, 4to,fold mark, good condition. Kinloch thanks Hjalmer for informing him of the death of "Afstand", an elephant ("astounded by the story"), hoping "the full truth will 'out' at the final trial". He tries to clarify some facts, asking questions about...

£50.00
Baron von Voght [ Caspar Voght (1752 – 1839), later Caspar Reichsfreiherr von Voght ], German merchant and social reformer .

[ Baron von Voght; Pamphlet ] Account of the Management of the Poor in Hamburgh, between the Years 1788 and 1794. [Titel continued below]

[Titlepage text continued ] In a Letter to Some Friends of the Poor in Great Britain. | By Baron von Voght. || Published in 1796. Now re-published by permission of the author. | London. || 1818." Paginated [[1 title]-27 AND 442 (title)[-469 (Table), 8vo, marbled wraps, faint foxing, good...

£120.00
Antoine Alexandre Barbier (1765-1825), librarian to Napoleon Bonaparte and Louis XVIII, as to French Directory and Conseil d'Etat, bibliographer, helped found libraries of Louvre and Fontainebleau

[Antoine Alexandre Barbier, librarian to Napoleon Bonaparte and Louis XVIII.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Barbier'), a letter of recommendation for the poet Auguste de Labouïsse-Rochfort to visit a Paris library.

1p, 4to. On bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged, with strip of paper from mount adhering to second leaf, which is blank apart from endorsement. Folded once. From the celebrated manuscript collection of Richard Monckton Milnes (Lord Houghton). A letter of recommendation for the poet and man...

£180.00
W.H. Smith [ William Henry Smith ], ministerial Member of Parliament.

[ W.H. Smith; James Stephen, uncle of Virginia Woolf ] Autograph Letter Signed to "Henry S. Cobb Esq | M.P." with Smith's response concerning Mr Justice Stephen and a "notorious {condition of affairs}".s

Three pages, cr. 8vo, bifolium, fold marks, good condition. "I have read your letter with reference to Mr Justice Stephen with care, and I observe that while you throw the whole responsibility on the Government for the continuance of a condition which you describe as 'notorious' and creating 'a...

£120.00
Samuel Crompton (1817-1891), M.D. grandson of Samuel Crompton, inventor of the spinning jenny

[ Printed; Samuel Crompton, M.D.; Tycho Brahe, astronomer ] Tycho Brahe: Description of a Portrait of him belonging to Samuel Crompton, M.D.

Pamphlet, 6pp., 8vo, title leaf, portrait of Brahe (plate), text pp.3-6, disbound,conents loose, edges frayed , tile and back cover grubby, blind stamp of Wigan Public Library in bottom left corner of each page. Scarce, but held by several libraries.

£22.00
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