Literature

Autograph Notes Signed (x 2) to “Lady Catherine” and “Farquhar”.

Author: 
W.H. Mallock.
Publication details: 
8 Aug. 1891, 16 Jan. 1906.
£40.00

Writer (1849-1923). 1 & 2pp., 8vo, good. In the former, he gives details of his movements in the expectation of a meeting. In the latter, he describes his plans and, when he has been able to “get at” his copies of his book, he will send him one.2 items,

Autograph Note Signed to an unnamed correspondent

Author: 
Edward Jesse.
Publication details: 
25/02/58
£25.00

Writer on natural history (1780-1868). One page, 8vo, good. He thanks his correspondent for his “interesting pamphlet” and discusses rough drawings of swans he is sending him.

Autograph Notes Signed to “Fred” (Peake) and to an unknown correspondent.

Author: 
Edmund Yates.
Publication details: 
19 Dec. 1876 and 14 Feb. 1885[?].
£50.00

Novelist, dramatist and journalist (1831-1894). One page each, 8vo, good. In the first, he is sorry that “Fred” has been bothered in a particular“matter”. In the second, he says simply “Here is the Valentine you askfor”.

Autograph Letter Signed to "Bill", (Wynyard, soldier and cricketer[?])

Author: 
Horace Annesley Vachell.
Publication details: 
12 June (n.y.[1906])
£25.00

Novelist (1861-1955). 3pp. ea., 8vo, good. He cannot accept Bill’s invitation because he has arranged to play in a cricket match. He has been accumulating material for a book on Brittany(“By ‘serious’, I mean not a novel!), and reports on the success of The Face of Clay (published 1906).

Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent,

Author: 
Richard Monckton Milnes.
Publication details: 
n.o date, [early 1847?],
£30.00

Lord Houghton, poet and politician (1809-1885). 2pp., 8vo, damp-staining not obscuring text, inviting his correspondent and wife to the debate on the occupation of Cracow at the House of Commons, giving directions for a meeting afterwards.

Autograph Note Signed to an unknown correspondent.

Author: 
S.C. Hall.
Publication details: 
Art Journal Office, 15 June (n.y.).
£30.00

Irish author and editor (1800-1889). One page, 8vo, good. He is thanking his correspondent on behalf of his wife for his contributionof a “little picture . . . in aid of the governess asylum”.

Autograph Quotation Signed.

Author: 
Catherine Sinclair
Publication details: 
15/06/60
£25.00

Scottish novelist (1800-1864). One page, 8vo, good. She quotes Shakespeare’s “What’s in a name?” and appends hersignature.

Autograph Note Signed to Lady Holland, society hostess.

Author: 
Richard “Conversation” Sharp.
Publication details: 
10 July (n.y.).
£50.00

Politician and critic (1759-1835). One page, 12mo, good. He regretfully declines her invitation claiming a prior engagement.

Autograph Letter Signed to H.C. Bowen, American publisher and editor.

Author: 
Edward Clodd
Publication details: 
Tufnell Park, 6 June1878.
£45.00

Banker and writer (1840-1930). 2pp., 8vo, good. He is asking friends to his home for “chat and supper”, including Bowen.He gives minute directions how to get to his house in Tufnell Park.

Autograph Letter Signed to “Paulet” (superscription “P. Redway”[?]).

Author: 
Sydney Smith
Publication details: 
03/12/40
£75.00

Canon of St Paul’s and wit (1771-1845). One page, 4to, good. some damage, slightly affecting the text, traces of mounting. Smith outlines his travel plans, including a visit to his correspondent. He continues, “We talk of nothing now but bombarding & it is supposed that Troy would have been under such a Cannonade have been taken in 15 or 20 minutes”.

Autograph Note Signed to May [Irving?].

Author: 
Anne Ritchie.
Publication details: 
No date.
£35.00

Novelist and biographer, daughter of W.M. Thackeray (1837-1919). 2pp., 12mo, good. She commends a doctor to May’s mother, Mrs Irving.

Autograph fragment.

Author: 
Walter Scott.
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£35.00

On an envelope Scott has written "George Thompson Esq / Trustees Office", someone has typed "Envelope addressed by Sir Walter Scott" at the tope, and the paper used as a envelope, c. 4 x 6", is laid down on another piece of paper the reverse of which has gluey remnants.

Autograph Letter Signed to Eliott O'Donnell, author ("Werewolves", etc.)

Author: 
P.G. Konody.
Publication details: 
The Albany, Piccadilly, W., 13 Sept. 1917.
£35.00

Art Critic and author. Two pages, 8vo, partly laid downm fold mark, good condition. He says he can do nothing "about the pictures" of which O'Donnell had sent a list. "They are not of sufficient interest and, I fear, of little value. Anyway they would not do for the man for whom I am forming a collection." He anticipates lunch.

Signature.

Author: 
Thomas Hughes.
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£45.00

Novelist. Signature with part of subscription ("yours truly / Thos Highes"), on piece of paper c.1.5 x 0.75", good condition.

Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent (Dr Therrison?)

Author: 
Louisa Fairlie.
Publication details: 
Chevely Park, no date.
£45.00

Editor of "Portraits ef the Nobility" and "Portraits of the children of the nobility" (1838). Three pages, 4to, small tears on folds but good condition. She promises Miss Therrison some autographs [perhaps the poets she edited for the above-mentioned book?] and declines an invitation on behalf of her son. She finds her current home "salubrious" for her children and herself. "John likes his occupations here and has received the most flattering letters of approval from the D. of Rutland." She concludes with the cold weather there and in Hampstead.

Autograph Note Signed to N. Shearing.

Author: 
Richard Garnett.
Publication details: 
British Museum, 2 Jan. 1892 (printed heading).
£35.00

Librarian and author. "I shall be very happy to conduct the members of hte South Place Ethical Society over the Library, at any time that may be mutually arranged."

Signature.

Author: 
Edna Lyall.
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£20.00

Paper, c.4 x 3.5", good condition, at the top of which the authoress has signed her real name and her pseudonym "Ada Ellen Bayly. / Edna Lyall."

Typed Letter Signed ro S. Graveson.

Author: 
St John Ervine.
Publication details: 
Honey Ditches, Seaton, Devon, 11 August 1931.
£45.00

Author and drama critic (DNB). One page, 4to, good condition. He thinks that "the man who alters the view of life of the world is a more important person" than the rose-grower "who makes his neighbourhood fragrant". Those who initiate are few. Hw would rather see wages increased, and the purchasing power of hte masses. He disklikes the tendencu to giving "bad value for money" - e.g. in his childhood the milkman would give extra just iun case of a shortfall. Today, it's exact measure or less.

Pen and ink sketch signed "GAB".

Author: 
Gilbert a Beckett.
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£120.00

Paper, c.6.5 x 4.5", fold mark, some foxing, but image bold and clear of people on the sea-front pulling and pushing an invalid chair against a fierce gale which has caught an umbrella, a fish, a handbill, etc. The sub-title reads "I [underlined] got a nice little airing! / Yours ever / GAB."

Signature.

Author: 
Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
Edward Bulwer Lytton signature
Publication details: 
71 Marina, St Leonards on Sea, Sussex, no date.
£25.00
Edward Bulwer Lytton signature

Novelist. Text: "Yours / E Bulwer Lytton / 71 Marina / St Leonards on Sea / Sussex", clipped part of letter, c.4 x 2", laid down on similar sized card, fold mark but clear.

Autograph Letter Signed to "Mr Dickinson".

Author: 
Juliana Horatia Ewing.
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£50.00

Author. Two pages, 8vo, good condition. She can't accept an invitation because she and her sister are going away the following day. Her other sister has sent an enclosure to him. And her sister Undine thanks him for thinking of her. She concludes "Please forgive a rather muddled note. My head is stupid with work & the fog has not helped to clear it."

Autograph Fragment.

Author: 
S.T. Coleridge.
Publication details: 
[1828].
£250.00

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet. A fragment cut from a letter, c. 6" long and from 0.5 to 0.75" wide, with vestiges of hte laying-down process and small tear. Text:" P.S. Derwent! James Coleridge has written to his Brother, that / your wife is beautiful, unaffected, good, & an ornament to our / Family.-" I am informed by Professor James Mays, editor of the "Works" of Coleridge, that "Derwent was married on 6 Dec. 1827 . . . and the letter must date from very soon after 28 April 1828 when C's brother James paid STC a surprise visit at Highgate."

Signature.

Author: 
Matthew Arnold.
Publication details: 
06/12/60
£45.00

Signature, "Faithfully yours / M. Arnold", on laid down piece o fblue paper, c. 2 x 1", accompanied by another small portion of the same letter with date 6 Dec. 1860, and a blind-stamp, "Privy Council Office"

Signature only.

Author: 
Hall Caine.
Publication details: 
No date.
£15.00

Novelist. Card, c.3.5 x 2.5", verso has traces of the laying down processs., slightly soiled by signature clear.

Autograph Note Signed to [Maurice] Codner, artist.

Author: 
Ian Hay.
Publication details: 
Garrick Club, 17 April 1946.
£25.00

Ian Hay Beith, novelist. Two pages, 8vo. He is sending one of his books, "The Lighter Side of School Life" since Codner has expressed a desire to read it. He gives instructions about how he should return it.

Autograph Note Signed to "Miss Daniel".

Author: 
Neil Bell.
Publication details: 
Devon, 18 Dec. 1958.
£30.00

Novelist. One page, 8vo. She has obviously asked him for a copy of his "So Perish the Rose" but he says that it has "long been out of print & copies are extremely difficult to come by as I well know for I have been trying to get one for some time."

Autograph Note Signed to S. Colllinson, poet.

Author: 
"Festus" Bailey
Publication details: 
13/01/70
£50.00

P.J. Bailey, Poet. One page, 8vo, letter in good condition, the name "'Festus' Bailey" in red ink top left corner. He thanks his correspondent for a "little volume of poems" which have given him pleasure, and many of which "give evidence of pure and true feeling & graceful fancy". Collinson published a volume called "Autumn Leaves" in [1869] in London and _Nottingham_. Presumably he was a fellow-townsman of Bailey's.

Autograph Note Signed to "Mr Davies".

Author: 
Michael Arlen.
Publication details: 
The May Fair Hotel (headed notepaper), 23 March (no year).
£35.00

Novelist. One page, 8vo. "Thank you so much for your appreciative letter."

Autograph Note Signed.

Author: 
Maurice Baring.
Publication details: 
Chelsea, 6 June 1932.
£30.00

Poet and Man of Letters. One page, 4to, folded, minor spotting. "Dear Sir / Love is what you ask for: / Yours very truly / Maurice Baring".

Autograph Letter Signed (part only).

Author: 
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Publication details: 
Hertford [Ct?] Monday [1843].
£45.00

Novelist. Part of an autograph letter signed by Bulwer-Lytton, "E.L Bulwer", 4 x 3", black strip indicating from mourning notepaper, incomplete text as follows: "yet administered. If you want merely some information as to the [injunction] of the [will] Mr Tyler, Solr Essex St Strand will give it you". Another hand has added 1843 which, DNB reveals,was the year of the death of Bulwer's mother from whom he inherited Knebworth. He also adopted the name Bulwer at this point.

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