Literature

To the Brave of the Land of the Mimosa. The Japanese. (Poem).

Author: 
Everard Digby
Publication details: 
No place or date but 1905-ish.
£100.00

Printed Handbill, c.7.5 x 12", pink paper, fold marks, sl. tear on folds. An exhortation to the Japanese against the Russians commencing "Heed not the boasting Russian horde who claim our dearest rights, / Hold we our heads aloft, stand firm, in many glorious fights; / Forward - ye sons of Fair Japan . . ./ Sedition enters not our ranks as in the Russian host . . ./ They shall lead us to Port Arthur, our Standard there shall soar . . ./ . .. the treacherous Muscovite . . . / Anarchy looms in the distance . . ./ The innocent who have been sacrificed in Siberia's icy zone . . .".

Autograph letter and note signed to "Bessie" and unnamed correspondent.

Author: 
John Hassall.
Publication details: 
The Glennan[?], Helensburgh, N.B., 3 August 1900 and 88 Kensington Park Road, London, no date.
£120.00

Poster artist (1868-1948). (1900) 3 pages, 8vo, black-edged,foxing and fold mark, remnants of laying down in album, text clear and complete. He describes the deat of his wife in childbirth ("She [Isabel, first wife] was up and about in the morning, confined of a wee girl baby at one midday and all over at 3. everything was going so well too. It was finished so quickly that I never saw her conscious tho' I was in the next room. Its all too awful to think about. The cause was . . .") He had left the notifying to others.

Autograph note signed, "A. Hayward", Man of Letters (1801-1884), to Lady Herbert.

Author: 
Abraham Hayward.
Publication details: 
8 St James St, 31 Dec. (no year [1867?])
£80.00

Man of Letters (1801-1884). Two pages, 8vo, good condition. He has the repeated misfortune not to be able to visit Wilton beause of a prior engagement, but thanks her for the invitation. "I have been reading your trip up the iIle with great interest" and sends his latest publication the subject of which she might not like but some of her friends might. Perhaps he is referring to her "Cradle Lands" (1867). His latest publication is presumably "More about Junius" (1868).

Autograph letter signed to Miss Buchanan.

Author: 
Elizabeth M. Sewell.
Publication details: 
Ashcliff, Bonchurch, I.W., 10 Dec. 1891.
£65.00

Religious and educational writer (1815-1906). Three pages, 8vo, good condition. She modestly thanks her correspondent for her letter and its contents. "God has been very good to me in granting His Blessing upon my efforts to be helpful by my writings . . . I am an old woman and my writing days are over, and I belong to a past generation." She is interested that her correspondent has "already known sorrow", although young, and warns that she should expect more. She hopes she learns that "God's ways are Ways of pleasantry and all His paths are Peace . . .

Autograph letter signed to "Mrs Fitzgerald".

Author: 
Margaret Oliphant.
Publication details: 
Windsor, 9 April 1879.
£40.00

Scottish novelist (1828-1897). Two pages, 12mo. She is discussing a puppy which her correspondent is getting for her to pass on to a firnd a "Miss Fitzmaurice". "The puppy is destined to a sort of heaven upon earth for puppies". Some further hasty news. With: a part of an ALS, mainly the signature and text with little interest.

Autograph letter signed to Douglas Sladen with drawing.

Author: 
W.B. Maxwell.
Publication details: 
27 Cantelupe Road, Bexhill, 29 August 1913.
£80.00

Novelist. Two pages, 4to. He can't make a game of golf. He looks forward to reading "the novel, & think the title is most taking - "Weeds that incumber the Earth [& entrance the Heavnes]." He discusses weather, his swimming in a thunderstorm. "The "Weeds" lie about on the Bexhill sands, or prance in the surf quite after the style of "the Continong" (vide-illustration p.2)" The illustration is of a young lady paddling in her Jansen

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.

Autograph letter signed to unnamed correspondent.

Author: 
Anna Maria Hall (Mrs S.C. Hall).
Publication details: 
Old Brompton, 15 Feb. 1848.
£40.00

Miscellaneous writer (1800-1881). 3pp., 12mo, good condition. She thanks him for some verses which she thought "amonst the sweetest, the most touching I ever had." Then she tries to enlist his help for a bazaar to be held to contribute to a fund for the erection of an Asylum for Aged Governesses. "If you would take charge of it, I would forward you a silver collecting card, . . . or if you could set any of your lady friends to work for it . . .".

Autograph letter signed to "Miss Hewitt".

Author: 
Georgiana Fullerton.
Publication details: 
Slindon Cottage, 8 Sept. [1860?].
£35.00

Novelist and philanthropist (1812-1885). Two pages, 12mo, good condition. She has heard that some children in the village have "Hooping [sic] cough". "Edmund and the Baley" have not had it, but she thinks there would be no danger in their coming to Slindon.

Autograph note signed to the Duke of Newcastle.

Author: 
Samuel Warren.
Publication details: 
Office of Masters in Lunacy, 45 Lincoln's Inn Fields, 25 January 1860.
£35.00

Novelist and lawyer (1807-1877). One page, v.g. "I cannot deny myself the satisfaction of thanking your Grace for the very courteous kindness of your note of the 18th. inst. relating to Canon Trevor . . ."

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