Book Trade History

Envelope signed

Author: 
Olga Novikoff
Publication details: 
26/07/17
£10.00

Russian-English publicist (1848-1925). Addressed to "The Manager, Kegan Paul & Co.", inscribed "With Mme Olga Novikoff's compliments".

Autograph Letter, third person to Sir Cuthbert Sharp, antiquary

Author: 
John Wilson Croker,
Publication details: 
14/04/24
£35.00

Statesman and writer. 2pp., 8vo. He thanks Sharp for sending some books to him but points out that the books need not have travelled under Francis Freeling's cover as Croker's held good unrestrictedly.

Autograph Letter Signed to "The Editor, Temple Bar"

Author: 
Francis Allitsee
Publication details: 
1 Nov. (n.y.)
£25.00

Song writer (1849-1912). 2pp., 8vo. He expresses fulsome gratitude for being allowed to set a lyric (unnamed) to music.

The Colonel Mark Wilks and Sir Tollemache Sinclair Napoleon Collection

Author: 
A Member of the Bibliographical Society
Publication details: 
n.d.
£45.00

Privately Printed. 50pp., 4to, grey wraps, sl. sunned, mainly vg.

2 Autograph Notes Signed s to "Temple Bar"/"Bentley"

Author: 
A.J. Duffield
Publication details: 
8 Nov. 1880 and undated
£45.00

Spanish scholar (1821-1890). 8vo. He wonders if a translation of a "newly discovered letter fro Cervantes" would be accepted by "Temple Bar" and whether the original Spanish text could be printed on the opposite page to the translation. In his second letter, he speaks of an article on "Don Quixote" inspired by him, expressing concern "about the art for the Bar" [Temple Bar]. Ingram lists several items (all BL).

Autograph note signed to unknown correspondent (name removed).

Author: 
Robert Curzon.
Publication details: 
24 Arlington St, 28 May 1867.
£85.00

Traveller, discoverer of manuscripts, diplomat and author, fourteenth Baron Zouche (or de la Zouche) of Harringworth (1810-1873). One page, 12mo, good condition though name of correspondent removed. "I shall have great pleasure in accepting your kind invitation to dinner on the 6th of June. If I am not at Paris at that time. I do not expect to be there, but am not quite certain. I will write again in case I should go."

Autograph Note, third person, to the Librarian of the London Library.

Author: 
Lord Clanricarde.
Publication details: 
Stratton St, 18 March 1869.
£50.00

One page, 8vo, signs of having been laid down text clear and complete. "Lord Clanricarde will be much obliged if the Librarian of the London Library will send him by the bearer, the Life & Memoirs of Lieutenant Drummond [over excision], some time Chief Secretary in Ireland."

Autograph letter signed to Clement Shorter, editor and author.

Author: 
Ruthven Deane.
Publication details: 
Chicago, Illinois, 20 Jan. 1926.
£50.00

Editor of Audubon (1851-1934). Two pages, cr. 8vo. He talks about his beginning to collect bookplates when Shorter was 2good enough to sedn me four or five prints of your Plates {?} for different subjects in your library". He asks for a recent one Shorter has acquired to put in books on Cornish literature, and any others he may have added. "My collection has grown to represent over 9600." He gives figures for "Authors & Writers" in Englandand the Drama.

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