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Blanaid Salkeld [ Blánaid Salkeld (1880 – 1959), Irish poet, dramatist, and actor.

[ Blanaid Salkeld; Irish writer ] Autograph A Poem. Contribution (extracted) to an Album with the subject Happiness, Signed Blanaid Salkeld.

Album Page (extracted), 20.5 x 16cm, very good condition. Text: Courage can always better. Let the fatalist | Cry, I have done. | Every poet in his degree is an optimist. | 'The star to its appointed height.' But man's strange spirit - | What seer dares to froeshadow worlds it may inherit? | The...

£120.00
[ Findon, Aberdeenshire ]

[ Manuscript; auction ] Roup Roll of the Farm Stocking Household Furniture etc. sold at Findon 13 Nov. 1820.

Five-page list of items, fold marks, some dusting, fair condition. Lots, Buyers and Prices (see image). From Scythe and rake to horses and potatoes.

£80.00 Roup Roll
[ Kimberley; Diamond Fields Advertiser ]

[ Kimberley; Diamond Fields Advertiser ] The Siege of Kimberley 1899-1900. Specail Illustrated Number of the Diamond Fields Advertiser, Kimberley

Photographs mainly supplied by Mr. F.H. Hancox [...]. Not paginated. A very good copy, original dark red morocco gilt, sl. rubbed, raised bands, all edges gilt, patterned endpapers, with label of Arthur Probsthain, [eminent] Oriental Booksellers. See photo.

£380.00 Kimberley
Llewelyn Powys [Llewelyn Powys (1884–1939), essayist, novelist and younger brother of John Cowper Powys and T. F. Powys.]

[ Llewelyn Powys ] Autograph Note Signed Llewelyn Powys to Mr[s?] Venn [?], a bookseller.

One page, 8vo, fold mark, good condition, difficult to read (some guesswork involved). This is to introduce Miss [?] and Mr [Mrs?] Brown - Mr Brown is a visitor to this country from Baltimore where he is a librarian. He is a man of cukture and discrimination and I know it would be a privilege...

£56.00
Llewelyn Powys [Llewelyn Powys (1884–1939), essayist, novelist and younger brother of John Cowper Powys and T. F. Powys.]

[ Llewelyn Powys ] Autograph Letter Signed Llewelyn Powys to Mrs Clift of The Chelsea Tea Rooms, Princes Street, Yeovil [envelope present]

Two pages, 12mo, fold mark, good condition, difficult to read (some guesswork involved). He hopes her anxieties haven't been too heavy. He thinks she might like to make herself known to Mr. Musgrave, the Librarian of the Public Library in Yeovil. He is a remarkable [?] of man, very sensitive and...

£100.00
John Patrick Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute [ (1847–1900), was a landed aristocrat, industrial magnate, antiquarian, scholar, philanthropist, and architectural patron.]

[ 3rd Marquess of Bute ] Two Autograph Letters Signed Bute, one to Sir, the other to Mr Patrick (as perhaps was the first - possibly an editor of a Catholic periodical), concerning his writings on Catholicism and heavy work schedule detail.

Both letters, 4pp., 12mo, bifoliums, very good condition. Letter One (30 Nov. 1887): On carefully re-considering the article you were so good as to send me, I thought it would be better to write a new one, which I now send you. [...] I think it gives a fair idea on the whole, to an outsider, of...

£180.00
[House of Commons; Parliament; Irish Home Rule]

Autograph documents signed by 800 Members of the Houses of Parliament, 1860-1893, admissions to Strangers' Gallery etc, Including 144 Irish Members at the height of the Home Rule League [also listed separately and detachable]

A collection of 858 documents, dating from between 1860 and 1893, bearing a total of 800 autographs of British Members of Parliament (765 Members of the House of Commons and 35 Peers). The collection is in good condition, with the usual signs of age and wear, each item having been punch-holed by...

£900.00
Thomas Griffiths Wainewright (1794-1847), murderer, artist, art critic and aesthete [Bryan Waller Procter ('Barry Cornwall'), poet, and his wife, nee Anne Skepper]

[Thomas Griffiths Wainewright, murderer, artist, essayist and dandy.] Autograph Letter Signed ('T. G Wainewright') to the wife of 'Mr. P.' [probably Ann Procter, wife of poet Bryan Waller Procter], in florid style, calling himself a 'verbal pauper'.

Only a handful of letters (or less) by the artist, aesthete and murderer Thomas Griffiths Wainewright survive (None yet traced!). He holds the dubious distinction of being the first English murderer to employ strychnine; with his wife's help he first murdered her half-sister and then his uncle....

£650.00
John Piper [ John Egerton Christmas Piper (1903-1992), painter, printmaker and designer of stained-glass windows and both opera and theatre sets ].

[ John Piper, painter ] Autograph Letter Signed John Piper to Mr Roberts.

Two pages, 8vo, very good condition. Text: Thanks you for your letter. I've no idea what paper you saw that reported the councillor's dislike of my sketches - actually, at the meeting only one man expressed some demur about them, and (poor man) he was defeated by the otherwise general approval...

£150.00
Charles Francis Annesley Voysey (1857–1941), architect and furniture and textile designer.

[ C.F.A. Voysey; Arts and Crafts ] Two Autograph Letters Signed C.F. Annesley Voysey and C.F.A. Voysey to Miss Street, [bookbinder, apparently sometime President of the Binding and Printing Trades]..

Both letters relate to the binding of a book that Voysey values and make considerable use of. Letter One (12 June): three pages, 12mo, bifolium, an expansive hand, good + condition. Text: I wonder if you will mind my begging for your kind help. The littel book which is a sort of catalogue of...

£180.00
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