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Edward Lucie-Smith (born 1933), wrtier, poet and art critic

[ Edward Lucie-Smith, poet and art critic. ] Two mimeographed typescripts: one with five poems (first, 'A Tropical Childhood'; last, 'To be justified'), the other a commentary on each poem, signed at head: 'one of 24 | No 2: Edward Lucie-Smith'.

Each of the two typescripts is on two leaves of foolscap stapled together. The two in good condition, lightly aged and worn. ONE: First page headed 'Poems by Edward Lucie-Smith'. 4pp., 8vo, paginated [1]-4. The five poems are: 'A Tropical Childhood' (p.1), first line: 'In the hot noons I heard...

£200.00
Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956), German author; Ernst Schoen (1894-1960), writer, translator and composer, friend of Walter Benjamin

[ Unpublished story 'improvised' by Bertolt Brecht, and translated in his presence by Ernst Schoen. ] Typescript of English translation by Schoen of text of Brecht story titled 'Caviar. | By Brecht.'

6pp., 4to. On six leaves of aged and worn paper, with tape repair to margin of first leaf. Not present in Brecht's 1967 collected works. The translator Ernst Schoen was a friend of Walter Benjamin and collaborated with Brecht, Eisler and Webern. He emigrated to London in April 1933, and worked...

£350.00
[ Editor: V. Berezin ]

[ Russian Propaganda post-War ] New Times. A Weekly Journal, Nos. 1, 2 & 15

Three issues, printed paper wraps, 4to, some staining and rusted staples, mainly good+. "An interesting perspective on world affairs and Cold War issues". As far as I can trell from COPAC and WorldCat, no British or US library hold any issues.

£120.00
Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia (1786-1859)

[ Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Marie, GD de Russie et de Saxe'), in French, thanking the unnamed female recipient for the gift of a book, sending her own presents, and urging her to return to Germany.

1p., 4to. On bifolium with mourning border. Nineteen lines of closely-written text, with valediction: 'Votre affectionnée, | Marie, GD de Russie et de Saxe'. In fair condition, lightly aged and creased, with minor traces of grey paper from mount adhering to edge. She begins by stating that the '...

£450.00
Alexander Wedderburn, 1st Earl of Rosslyn (1733-1805), Lord Chancellor, 1793-1801, Scottish lawyer

[ Alexander Wedderburn, 1st Earl of Rosslyn, Lord Chancellor. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Al. Wedderburn') to an unnamed recipient

1p., 4to. In good condition, lightly aged, and with the neat remains of windowpane mount adhering to the edges. He writes that 'Sir Harry Erskine had applied to the Duke of Ancaster for a passport Ticket for me, but He has just now informed me That He has had an Answer from his Grace about...

£180.00
[ Vincent Hilton Biscoe of Christ Church, Oxford; Sir Richard Harington of Ridlington, 11th Baronet; Henry Liddell, Dean of Christ Church; Richard James Spiers, Mayor of Oxford 1853/4

[ Student Debt in Lewis Carroll's Oxford. ] 68 items relating to the debts of Vincent Hilton Biscoe, undergraduate of Christ Church, including letters from Henry Liddell and Richard James Spiers, and a mass of tradesmen's bills, letters and receipts.

A marvellously evocative collection, giving a clear picture of the consequences of a profligate youth in the Oxford of Lewis Carroll (Biscoe would have been well-acquainted with Dodgson as a Fellow of Christ Church at his time there). Not only does the collection provide a large number of...

£2,000.00
William Makepeace Thackeray [Thomas J. Barratt (1841–1914), "the father of modern advertising", Chairman of A & F.Pears, historian of Hampstead.].

[ Elaborate Invitation; Nelson Centenary; Poem & Illustration ] Invitation to C. Gilbert Whitehead [Printer?] to a celebration of Nelson's Centenary (1905), in framework of Thackeray's Poem "The Mahogany Tree".

An ultra elaborate Invitation to a celebration of the Centenary of Nelson's death. Three panels, bound in green morocco gt, , of which, when unfolded, the central one, c.32 x 25cm, faded and foxed, comprises the following invitation: "Nelson Centenary | Mr. Thomas J. Barratt | Will be pleased if...

£450.00 Party Invitation
Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor (1879-1952), American-born English politician and newspaper proprietor [ Sir Eyre Crowe (1864-1925), diplomat ]

[ Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor. ] Typed Letter Signed, as Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food, to Mrs. B. Le Cras, defending Sir Eyre Crowe against the charge of being too soft on the Germans.

1p., 4to. In fair condition, on lightly aged and worn paper. His reply to her letter has been delayed by his 'absence in Paris on official business'. He is 'satisfied that the attacks upon Sir Eyre Crowe are based upon entire ignorance of the facts'. Crowe 'has always held strongly anti-German...

£65.00
United States Trust and Guarantee Corporation, Limited, London (Archibald Balfour, Chairman); Sir Richard Harington (1861-1931) of Ridlington, 12th Baronet

[ United States Trust and Guarantee Corporation, Limited, London. ] Twenty printed items: 11 reports of the proceedings at the Ordinary General Meeting and 9 reports of directors. With manuscript statement of 'Mr & Mrs Balfours marriage Settlement'

Twenty-one items, in fair condition, aged and worn. The eleven reports of the proceedings at the ordinary general meetings are stapled 12mo booklets of around 8pp. each, giving a verbatim account of the varioius contributions to the meetings, all but the last of which are chaired by Balfour. The...

£180.00
Sir Richard Harington, 12th Baronet (1861-1931), Puisne Judge in India, High Sheriff of Herefordshire, 1918 [ John Gorell Barnes, 1st Baron Gorell (1848-1913), Committee on County Courts, 1908 ]

[ Sir Richard Harington, 12th Baronet, Puisne Judge in India. ] Items from his papers, including carbon typescripts of his 'Observations' on 'Sir J. G. Barnes' Committee', and of the resolutions thereon by the Worcestershire Incorporated Law Society.

Seven items. The first two are ink stained but still entirely legible, otherwise the material is in fair condition, lightly aged and worn. ONE: Carbon typescript (7pp., 8vo) headed 'Observations by Sir Richard Harington on the questions submitted to the Judges of County Courts and others by Sir...

£180.00
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