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The Origin of the Dutch: with a Sketch of their language and literature, and short examples

Author: 
Rev. J. Bosworth
Publication details: 
London, 1836
£100.00

32pp., cr.8vo, ltd ed (100), dark green cl. sl. sunned and dusted, sl. hinge str., mainly g+

Statements of Account (x 2), signed.

Author: 
W.H. Russell
Publication details: 
1853
£65.00

Irish war correspondent amd miscellaneous writer (1820-1907). 2pp., 8vo. One signed twice by Russell, the other initialled. The statement gives details of three articles contributed to the Miscellany, including "The Lewis - What is it?".

Autograph Letter Signed to "Spencer"

Author: 
W.H. Russell.
Publication details: 
04/06/82
£75.00

Irish war correspondent. 2pp., 8vo. He produces some badinage about an invitation card, then comments on the situation in Egypt: "I wish the Powers - which they aren't by the by - had let our fat friend Ismail [Pasha] alone just tightening the bit a little & and then there would be none of this darkness over the land of Egypt . . . ", concluding with jocular mis-spellings of "poetical".

Autograph Note Signed to "My dear B."

Author: 
Lord Amelius Beauclerk,
Publication details: 
No date.
£35.00

Admiral, 8vo. He hadn't the heart to wake him when he called but could send what he had offered.

Note signed, third person, "Mr Senior" to "Mr Magrath"

Author: 
Nassau Senior.
Publication details: 
15/02/30
£75.00

Political economist. He asks him to look at the enclosed letter "if he thinks it a sufficient authority" and "put Dr Buckland's name under that of Mr Gould".

Document Signed to the Duke of Kingston

Author: 
John Gilbert, Bishop of Salisbury (1693-1761)
Publication details: 
21/06/49
£35.00

Summons on the command of the King to a meeting of the Knights of the Garter the following day.

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.

The Pursuivant of Arms, or Heraldry founded upon facts

Author: 
J.R. Planche
Publication details: 
London, 1852
£50.00

First edition. 8vo. Hf. lea., rebacked, bds worn, prelims. some staining, other minor foxing.

Autograph Letter Signed, 2pp., 4to, to A.T. Sheppard, novelist.

Author: 
Oscar Browning
Publication details: 
06/07/17
£45.00

Educationalist and historian (1837-1933). He is delighted to have received his letter and speaks enthusiatically of the past, especially of Sheppard's brother, Bob. He discusses his reading. (He found a character just like himself in the TLS) and looks forward to Sheppard's next book.

Autograph Note Signed, one page, 12mo, to "Miss [Caroline] Fox", diarist and translator

Author: 
Joseph Jekyll
Publication details: 
6 Aug. (n.y.).
£100.00

Wit and politician (-1837). His health is restored but "Whishaw doubled my Disappointment by Recounting your Fairy Ball". Obviously, ill health prevented his attendance. With: (ms) "Advertisement Extraordinary", an amusing skit in which Jekyll offers to provide people to visit Country Houses much as horses are hired or books provided by a circulating library, 3pp., 8vo. On a blank conjoined page appear the words "not in Jekyll's handwriting", etc. signed "C. Fox" (Caroline Fox). 2 items,.

Autograph Letter Signed to J.V. Lee

Author: 
Joseph Jekyll,
Publication details: 
22/04/07
£50.00

Politician and wit. One page, 4to. He makes a proposal in what seems to be a legal case involving a "Mr J. Lockwood" and Jekyll's nephew, for whom he is taking the "Responsibility of all Risque".

Autograph Letter Signed to James Williams

Author: 
Henry Hobhouse
Publication details: 
Whitehall, 25 Aug. 1821
£35.00

Archivist (1776-1854). 2pp., 4to, suggesting that, despite the potential for "tumult" of a "great Concourse of People", the following day, he does not believe there will be a need for the "Sheriff's Interference". (At this time Hobhouse acted as permanent under-secretary for the Home Dept.)

Autograph Note Signed to an unnamed correspondent.

Author: 
George Savile
Publication details: 
24/06/53
£50.00

Politician (1726-1784). One page, 4to. He announces that he will offer himself as a candidate at the general meeting where there will be consideration "of persons to represent the County in the ensuing Parliament. He looks to his correspondent's support. (Savile started representing Yorkshire in 1759. His colourful political career included support for the American colonies.)

Autograph Note Signed, 2pp., 8vo, to Cuthbert Sharp, antiquary.

Author: 
Algernon Percy, Duke of Northumberland
Publication details: 
22/11/48
£15.00

Statesman and antiquarian (1792-1865). He thanks Sharp for "Works on Antiquarian subjects".

Document signed

Author: 
George Selwyn
George Selwyn
Publication details: 
11/11/75
£75.00
George Selwyn

Wit and politician. One page, fol., damp-staining and other damage marginally affecting the text. He acknowledges the receipt of £122.7.5 from Philip, Earl of Hardwicke, "one of the four tellers of the Receipt of His Majesty's Exchequer" (of a total of £40,000 in a Treasury Order "for the Service of His Majesty's Works"). Witnessed by Gabriel Mathias.

Autograph Note Signed to "Mr MacGeady"

Author: 
Baron Bunsen,
Publication details: 
n.d.
£50.00

Prussian ambassador. One page, 8vo. He announces his arrival (in Italy), gives informnation about his post and what he wants done with it.

Autograph Letter Signed, 2pp., 8vo (air letter), to Philip Connard, artist

Author: 
Elizabeth Murdoch
Publication details: 
12 Dec. (1945)
£100.00

Mother of Rupert, but apparently distinguished in her own right. She sympathises with Connard's "dreadful" life, but her family "feel very troubled that we are so well off for everything and can do almost nothing to help". She goes on to discuss the portrait Connard painted of Rupert and Helen (presumably sister) which "now graces our drawingroom mantelpiece" among distinguished company (John, Sickert, etc.). She mentions finally her two little daughters.

Autograph Letter Signed to "Lanyon"

Author: 
F. Beauchamp Seymour, admiral
Publication details: 
"Narcisssus", Port Royal, n.d.
£30.00

2pp., 8vo, chipped, not affecting the text. He expresses a liking for a photograph and tells of a "job" involving the "Immortalite".

Autograph Note Signed to Seymour Teulon

Author: 
C.W. Eborall
Publication details: 
South Eastern Railway, 7 June 1858
£50.00

Sometime Gen Manager of the S.E. Railway Co. (1820-1874). One page, 4to, saying that the Queen will meet the Prince [Albert} but wishes "particularly" that the Prince should not know until his arrival (much of this heavily underlined).

Autograph Letters Signed (x3 )and one Typed Letter Signed to C.H. Grinling, labour activist

Author: 
Edward R. Pease
Publication details: 
1891-1903.
£150.00

Founder-member of the Fabian Society (1857-1955). 12pp. total, 8vo (3) & 4to (1), (1891) He asks Grinling to work with Henry Snell (M.P. for Woolwich) on preparing a Fabian Tract, suggesting a draft could be shown to the S.E. Committee, outlining what they should say. He also wants a leaflet for "the Guardians Elections", and announces that Sidney Webb on Poor Law will be Tract 17. (1901) His opinion on the "Housing Loan question", a meeting on Boards of Guardians, and the disordered office.

Autograph Note Signed to "J. Minshull(?)"

Author: 
Edward Baines.
Publication details: 
1 July (n.y.)
£35.00

Anti-slavery editor. One page, 8vo. Thanks for "pacquets of envelopes bearing an anti-slavery device".

Autograph Letter Signed, 4pp., 8vo, to E.A. Carr

Author: 
E. Onslow Ford
Publication details: 
10/05/00
£30.00

Sculptor (1852-1901). He gives details concerning his statue of General Gordon, and is sending photographs of the model for it exhibited at Crystal Palace and others, illustrating how it was planned.

Draft Statement about Memorial to George Canning.

Author: 
(Sir James Scarlett, Lord Abinger, judge)
Publication details: 
-1827
£100.00

Additions and corrections, some staining not obscurring the text. It commences "The Noblemen and Gentlemen whose names are undersigned", going on to describe Canning's role in estblishing peace and the "dignity and safety of the Empire" and popular desire for recognition of his work and a monument. He leaves a space for "Signatures" and lists the Banks where donations might be places.

Autograph letter, third person, to the President of the Royal Society.

Author: 
Lord John Russell.
Publication details: 
H[ome] O[ffice], 14 May 1839.
£75.00

Prime Minister 1846-1852 and 1865-1866 (1792-1878). Two pages, 8vo, good condition. He "requests the President of the Royal Society to obtain the opinion of some of the members of the Society conversant with the Science of Botany, whether it may be advisable, with a View to extend the knowledge of Botany, that a Charter of Incorporation should be granted to the Royal Botanical Society (Regents Park.

Autograph note signed to an unknown correspondent (name removed).

Author: 
Robert Peel.
Publication details: 
Drayton Manor, 27 Dec. (no year).
£40.00

Prime Minister (1788-1850). One page, 8vo, name of correspondent removed, rest of text apparently complete. "Should you be disengaged on Saturday next, will you give me the pleasure of your Company at 1/2 before twelve to shoot here in the morning and dress and dine here afterwards."

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