Travel and Topography

Jack Nicholas Casavis: A symposium on the Dodecanese protesting Italian oppressions.

Author: 
DODECANESE
Publication details: 
New York: The Dodecanesian League of America, 1938.
£45.00

16 pages, 8vo, unbound. Illustrated map taking up most of title-page. The British Library has an item published by Casavis on the Dodecanese in 1941 but does not appear to have a copy of this earlier pamphlet. In need of professional restoration: in bad condition, printed on poor-quality paper, discoloured, torn and flaking. The text complete and entirely legible, but with the first and last leaves in particularly poor condition.

Autograph Letter Signed to Messrs Coutts & Co, Bankers in the Strand, London, with addressed envelope.

Author: 
Emily Paterson, Secretary of the Egypt Exploration Fund.
Publication details: 
19 July 1901; on the Fund's letterhead, 37, Great Russell Street, London. W.C.
£45.00

The Egypt Exploration Fund, now the Egypt Exploration Society, was founded in 1882. 2 pages, 8vo, on the last and first pages of a bifoliate, attached by pin to an envelope which was originally 16mo but has been cut open and is now 8vo. In good condition despite pin holes. 'Gentlemen - | Our financial year ends on July 31st so that shd. your client wish to receive the book of the Current year a subscription must be paid before the 1st Aug: next. It is not, however, essential thhat the subscription for 1901-2 should be paid in Aug: 1901, shd.

Autograph note, third person, to "Mr Byfield, Stationer".

Author: 
W.D. Adams.
Publication details: 
Great Queen Street, Monday, 10 March 1806.
£125.00

(See Boase, Adams b. 1775 d. 1862, confidential secretary to William Pitt [for whom Lady Hester Stanhope kept house for a time], May 1804-Feb.[Note] 1806). One page, 4.5 x 10", damaged and stained but text readable, most clear. As follows: "Lady Hester Stanhope has desired me to order the Morning Post [underlined] to be sent to her at Dawlish near Teignmouth Devonshire/ Have you done anything about the Port Folios[both words underlined] which I sent for some days ago?" Byfield appears in Brown's London Publishers.

Autograph Notes signed to John Russell Smith, publisher.

Author: 
John Britton.
Publication details: 
1849, 1853.
£100.00

Antiquary, topographer and architectural writer (DNB).Two ANSs to Smith, 23 April 1849 and 21 June 1853, 12mo and 8vo. (1849) He returns "Mr. Halliwell's vol". (Smith published a good number of books by J.O. Halliwell[-Phillipps], some in 1849.) (1853) He proves that he is making progress with his Autobiography by sending a second instalment. (The Autobiography of John Britton was published in 1849/1850. I have found no reference to an edition published c.1853 but NSTC lists an imprint dated "1850[57?]" - whatever that means.)

autograph letter signed to Major William Owen Lanyon, C.M.G. [later Sir William Owen Lanyon, Administrator of the Transvaal]

Author: 
Earl of Carnarvon
Publication details: 
4pp, 8vo, 30 August 1875, no place, on mourning letterhead with blindstamped Carnarvon crest
£100.00

Henry Howard Molyneux Herbert, 4th Earl of Carnarvon, British statesman who made Canada a confederation but failed to create a federation of South Africa; Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. Interesting matter relating to South African affairs. He encloses (not present) a passage of Lanyon's from the Government Gazette.

part of autograph letter signed to James Perry editor of the Morning Chronicle

Author: 
Pryse Lockhart Gordon
Publication details: 
2pp, roughly 8vo (half of torn 4to sheet), place and date missing, but postmarked 6 March 1820
£100.00

Sct.-Belg. writer (DNB) Perhaps divided in preparation for publication. The following scored through: 'My dear Sir | The above transaction (bien bizarre), I had viva voce from Mr Troyaux - perhaps you will think it worthy of a place in the Chronicle - | I rejoice to find from your friend Mr Thomas Hill [bookcollector, DNB] that you continue going on well & I hope you will be able to make your intended trip to the <...>'.

The Rebels

Author: 
Alfred Neumann
Publication details: 
NY 1929
£40.00

Ist American (trans), no dw, some bumping, sp. sl. sunned, contents good. INSCRIBED by the author: "To Countess Marion Giordani (?) Orsini with kindest regard Alfred Neumann Florence, 7.VI.35"

Autograph letter signed to Rev. W. Tuckwell.

Author: 
Edwin Palmer.
Publication details: 
Highgate, London, N., 9 August 1863.
£35.00

Archdeacon of Oxford and scholar (1824-1895). Four pages, 8vo. He has been looking for a tutor for a wealthy Russian family (Davidoff), specifically a "backward", "unpromising" son who requires "a patient and conscientious tutor". He runs over more requirements for the tutor. He describes the family. They are prepared to pay £300 a year. He has had someone recommended and wants further information.

Autograph note signed to "A.W.".

Author: 
Edward Churton.
Publication details: 
Crayke, 15 Feb. 1842.
£25.00

Theologian and Spanish scholar (1800-1874). One page, 12mo. Text as follows: "This book seems quite unexceptionable, except the embellishments, which are but mean . . .I am glad you settled matters with Mr Campbell."

Autograph note signed to [William] Jerdan, journalist and editor.

Author: 
John Britton.
Publication details: 
31 May [18]38.
£50.00

Antiquary, topographer and architectural writer (1771-1857). One page, 8vo, sl. foxed and chipped, fold marks, text clear. Text as follows: "If you will dine with me at Richmond on the 13th June. I will promise you some Turtle, Champaign, & other good things, with a warm greeting from . . ."

ALS, 3pp, 8vo, to Malcolm MacKenzie

Author: 
Dorothy Brooks
Publication details: 
4 May 1950, Applegarth Studio, Augustus Rd, W14
£50.00

On two letterheads of the West African Writers and Artists Club, 129 Camberwell Rd. Major Shepheard has suggested that correspondent might supply contacts for the Club. Describes the Club's activities and lists the names of thirteen Gold Coast students from a recent British Council exhibition, whose addresses she asks for, along with the names of others from Nigeria. Two items,

Autograph Letters Signed (x 3) to “Smith”.

Author: 
Albert Way.
Publication details: 
No date.
£120.00

Antiquary (1805-1874). 2pp. ea., 8vo, damp-staining and other marksbut text still legible. He is returning some “cuts” lent by the Sussex Society and enclosing “eight blocks for the Catalogue of the Chichester Museum”. He wants his correspondent to follow up on a “cut”. In another letter, he makes suggestions for the improvement of a “proof of the Ark” and requests a book. In the other letter, he says that he is sending “the continuation ofChichester Catalogue” and someone else will send “the greater part of thewoodcut blocks”. He asks for a “cut” to be sent to the printer. 3 items,

Autograph Letter Signed to Lord Sheffield, statesman and friend of Gibbon,

Author: 
Andrew Stuart.
Publication details: 
19/05/85
£60.00

Scottish lawyer and politician (-1801)(DNB). 2pp., 4to, good. He is forwarding for Sheffield’s attention a copy of a memorial prepared by him in 1780 when at the Board of Trade concerning disputes between England and Ireland “on the subject of the equalising duty on sugar”. His recommendations were adopted.

Autograph Letters Signed (x 2) to an unknown correspondent and A.B. Bagley.

Author: 
Edward Law, Earl of Ellenborough.
Publication details: 
19 Sept. 1830 and (30 Oct. 1841).
£100.00

Governor-General of India. 5 & 2pp., 8vo. Some illegible. (1830) he asks himself whether the "Board" should reply to "the Statements and Assumptions of the . . . Secret Committee in the subject of the Secret Letters relating to the Treaty with . . .(?)". He continues on the theme, concluding that ther documents in question had been perused by Lord Clare, the intended successor of Sir John Malcolm" (Governor of Bombay). (1841) he is trying to arrange a meeting.

Signature only.

Author: 
Alfred Barry.
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£25.00

Primate of Australia, miscellaneous writer (DNB). Clipped signature, , on paper, c.3.5 x 1.5", laid down on similar sized card. Text as follows: "Yours truly / Alfred Barry / W.H. Dynham Esq", the latter being the correspondent.

Glimpses of our ancestors in Sussex; with Sketches of Sussex Characters, Remarkable Incidents &c.

Author: 
Charles Fleet.
Publication details: 
Brighton, 1878.
£100.00

298pp., 8vo, maroon cloth decorated, title on spine gilt, good condition with minor defects. INSCRIBED by the author "Alderman Henry Martin, J.P., From his old Friend and Relation Chas. Fleet, Nov 11 1878".

Typed Letter Signed to Prof. S. Langdon (Oxford), with seven related items.

Author: 
Arthur Probsthain.
Publication details: 
41 Great Russell Street, London, WC1, 7 May 1931 [-1932].
£225.00

Bookseller (Oriental and India). All eight items with fold marks, but good condition. They relate to the publication of Sir John Marshall's (ed.) "Mohenjodaro and the Indus Civilisation" (3 vols., 1931), described by Probsthain himself in Andrew Block's "A Short History of the Principal London Antiquarian Booksellers" (1933): "[My] largest work . . . has for its subject the discovery of most ancient India . . . edited by Sir John Marshall, Director-General of Archaeology in India.

Autograph Letter Signed to "Miss Iwar Muller"

Author: 
Alfred Milner, Viscount,
Publication details: 
n.d.
£30.00

Imperialist. 2pp., 8vo. He regrets that he cannot accept her invitation and that he will not be able to meet the "Glazebrooks".

Autograph letter signed to John Burke, Irish genealogist.

Author: 
Henry Gally Knight.
Publication details: 
Lower Grosvenor St., 13 July 1841.
£65.00

Traveller, antiquary, writer on architecture (1786-1846). One page, 8vo with added page of verse, nick not affecting text, good. He responds to a request by sending an impression of a seal [not present] "which bears the armorial ensigns of the two families which I represent" - which he expands on.

Signature only

Author: 
W.H. Murray Walton
Publication details: 
no date
£75.00

Explorer in Japan. Good signature on pasaper, 3 x 1" approc. With: additional pencil note "Distinguished explorer in Japan made first ascents of many mountains" ascribed on the paper on which the signature is laid sown to "Dr [Howard] Somervell of Mt Everest Expedition" (1953 expedition, Somervelld.1975).

Autograph postcard signed, to Kathleen Shackleton, dau. of the explorer, and autograph letter signed to Douglas Sladen.

Author: 
Ruby M. Ayres
Publication details: 
[1923] and 13 May 1931
£45.00

Popular novelist. She announces to Kathleen Shackleton that they "go on to Cairo tomorrow. ALS, 2pp., 8vo to Sladen, regretting not being able to accept an invitation but inviting the Sladens to the "Authors Dinner" where she is to be a hostess. Two items,

Autograph letter from the Secretaries of the (self-styled) Gambia Committee to Gisborne Molineux

Author: 
The Gambia
Publication details: 
29/01/76
£75.00

2pp, 8vo, remains of tape indicating from album, headed "Gambia Committee, 3 King Street, Westminster, "We beg respectfully to inform you that a Deputation to protest against the proposal to cede the River Gambia to France, will wait upon Earl Carnarvon ........" Thjey request Molineux's presence. {In fact, GB retained possession.]

Autograph letter signed to A. Byham,

Author: 
Captain William Scarfe Moorsom
Publication details: 
23 Sept [?], 17½ Great George Street, Westminster.
£40.00

Civil engineer (1804-63). 2 pp, 12mo. "Dear Sir / Will you excuse the Son of your old Surveyor General so far as to send me a printed copy of the regulations under which Boys come for examination at Woolwich Academy: My Boy will probably be finding his way there & I want to prepare him to meet the Points of examination: - If you have not any of the printed copies perhaps by passing this not into an adjoining room you will be able to send one by my messenger who will wait, & you will much oblige yours faithfull / W. S. Moorsom".

Autograph letter signed to "Mr Tupper" (presumably Charles Lewis Tupper, Anglo-Indian administrator, see DNB)

Author: 
Colin Scott-Moncrieff
Publication details: 
Lahore, 7 Nov. (n.y.)
£20.00

Engineer and administrator (1836-1916). He thanks Tupper effusively for his hospitality ("Traditional old Indian hospitality").

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+

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.

One Autograph Letter, third person and one Autograph Letter Signed, to Dr Mahon and T. Phillips (portrait painter)

Author: 
Charles, Earl Whitworth
Publication details: 
6 May 1820 and 18 Nov. 1822.
£60.00

Diplomat and Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland (1752-1825). 2 & 4pp., 8vo. (1820) He expresses gratitude for Mahon's part in getting him membership of the Society of Antiquaries, and discusses his future resolves in its regard. (1822) He renews a request for a portrait of Sir Walter Scott to hang at Knole, and goes into some detail. 2 items,

Signature on address panel to "Monsieur / Professeur le Lieut Colonel / Edward Sabine / a / Woolwich".

Author: 
Baron Humboldt.
Publication details: 
No date
£100.00

Baron Friedrich Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt , German naturalist and traveller (1769-1859). Sabine, soldier (American War), scientist and arctic explorer (1788-1883)(DNB). Humboldt's "Cosmos" was translated by Sabine's wife. An address panel, trimmed, removed rom an album, c.5 x 3.5", fold marks but text clear: "a Monsieur / Professeur le Lieut Colonel / Edward Sabine / a / Woolwich. / [bottom left] Bn Humboldt." A piquant combination.This derives from an album of autograph letters and signatures created by "Annie" (Mrs Henry Craigie Brewster), daughter-in-law of Sir David Brewster.

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."

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