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[E. V. Knox [Edmund George Valpy Knox] (1881-1971, ‘Evoe’), editor of ‘Punch’.] Two Typed unpublished Talks on Punch, one dealing with the magazine’s place in social history, the other with its politics. With two drafts of the first, one in autograph

Author: 
E. V. Knox [Edmund George Valpy Knox] (1881-1971, ‘Evoe’), editor of ‘Punch’ 1932-1948, humorist, essayist and poet [son of Edmund Abruthnott Knox, brother of Ronald, Dillwyn and Wilfred Knox]
Publication details: 
[Hampstead, London.] 1948 and 1949.
£2,500.00

See Knox’s entry in the Oxford DNB, along with those of his father Edmund Arbuthnott Knox, his brothers Ronald, Dillwyn and Wilfred, his wife the ‘Mary Poppins’ illustrator Mary Shepard (daughter of Ernest Shepard) and his daughter the novelist Penelope Fitzgerald. At the time the present material was composed Knox had been involved with Punch for more than four decades (1904-1948), holding the editorship for the last sixteen, with the magazines circulation rising to a peak of almost 200,000 as he approached his retirement.

[Charles Greville; Thomas Moore, poet] Autograph Manuscript in Greville's hand of story told by Thomas Moore, replicated in Greville's Diary. See scan of first page.

Author: 
[Thomas Moore, poet] Charles Greville [Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville (1794 – 1865), diarist and an amateur cricketer ].
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£420.00

Four pages, cr. 8vo, bifolium, good condition. Text in Greville's hand introduced by words Crompton Loquitur and Told by Thomas Moore at Roehampton Nov 1829 - & written down by Charles Greville in Greville's hand, printed in Greville's Diary, Chap.6, 12 Nov. 1829: [Text from Greville's Diary as follows} 'Some years ago I was present at a duel that was fought between a young man of the name of MacLoughlin and another Irishman. MacL. was desperately wounded; his second ran up to him, and thought to console him with the intelligence that his antagonist had also fallen.

[Frederic Vanson, Essex poet and journalist.] Scarce poetry pamphlet 'Essex Images', with signed Autograph Inscription to Christopher Fry; introduction by John Graham, and illustrations by Graham, Gwen Dymond, David Lee, Olive Bentley, Alan Burgess.

Author: 
[Frederic Vanson (1919-1993), Essex poet, journalist and lecturer; John Graham; Gwen Dymond; David Lee; Olive Bentley; Alan Burgess [Christopher Fry (1907-2005), playwright]
Publication details: 
John Graham Fine Arts, Essex; 1984..On back cover: 'This edition is printed at 19 The Rows, Harlow. February 1984.'
£100.00

Scarce: the only copy located on WorldCat and COPAC at the Tate Library, London. Unpaginated stapled and duplicated pamphlet: 16pp, 4to. Cover illustration by John Graham. No wraps called for. In good condition, lightly aged and creased. In Vanson's autograph, at top right of cover: 'For Christopher - | affectionately | Frederic | 3.

[Lydia M. von Finkelstein of Jerusalem] Signature only Lydia M. von Finkelstein of Jerusalem with that of her attendant B.[H?]oofsaly of Beirut.

Author: 
Lydia M. von Finkelstein of Jerusalem [Lydia M. Von Finkelstein Mountford, author, Jewish convert, later Mormon]
Publication details: 
[1886]
£35.00

Reverse of Part of a business letter, 13 x 11.5cm, headed (printed) Civil Service Supply Association Limited [...] London, Oct. 5 1886, Paper stained but Signatures bold and clear (see image) apart from ink spill which obscures the a of Lydia and one of the letters in the attendant's signature. Note: Madame Lydia Mountford presents the life of Christ in one of the rarest forms of history that has ever been published. having been born and raised as a Jew living in Jerusalem, she became personally acquainted with the traditions, customs and the rituals of the Jewish people.

[Anthony Hamilton [Antoine Hamilton], Count Hamilton, Jacobite memoirist.] Autograph Certificate, Signed 'Anth: Hamilton' and with his seal in red wax, to get his English servant 'Antoin Joinar' [Anthony Joiner or Joyner?] into Les Invalides.

Author: 
Anthony Hamilton [Antoine Hamilton] (c.1644-1719), Count Hamilton in the French nobility, Irish Jacobite courtier in France, author of the celebrated 'Memoirs of the Count de Grammont'
Publication details: 
2 February 1676.
£200.00

1p, 8vo. On bifolium endorsed in two hands on reverse of second leaf, one reading: 'Papier d'antoine Joignar anglois recu Le 29e. Fever. 1676'. In good condition, lightly aged and worn, with stub from mount adhering. Beneath Hamilton's signature at the foot of the document is a fair impression of his seal in red wax. The document reads: 'Nous le Sieur d'Hamilton Capn.

[Anthony Hamilton [Antoine Hamilton], Count Hamilton, Jacobite memoirist.] Autograph Signature ('Anthoine [sic] Hamilton') and Note to vellum receipt for sum spent 'pour mes appointements de cappitaine au Regimant D'Hamilton' during 1675 campaign.

Author: 
Anthony Hamilton [Antoine Hamilton] (c.1644-1719), Count Hamilton in the French nobility, Irish Jacobite courtier in France, author of the celebrated 'Memoirs of the Count de Grammont'
Publication details: 
[France. 1675.]
£250.00

The context is explained in Hamilton's entry in the Oxford DNB: 'Anthony Hamilton joined his brother George in France in 1667, and was given a captain's commission in the French army. In 1671 he and his younger brother Richard joined a regiment of foot which George raised in Ireland for the service of Louis XIV. They served in the Franco-Dutch War of 1672–8.' On 12 x 19 cm piece of vellum. In good condition, with spike hole and bottom corners snipped. Entire document in French.

[Joseph Fesch, Prince of France, French cardinal, diplomat, art collector, and uncle of Napoleon Bonaparte.] Autograph Letter in the third person, welcoming 'Monsieur Payne', i.e. bookseller John Payne of Payne and Foss, and his wife, back to Rome.

Author: 
Joseph Fesch, Prince of France (1763-1839), French cardinal, diplomat and art collector, uncle of Napoleon Bonaparte [John Payne, bookseller of London firm Payne and Foss; his wife, born Sarah Burney]
Publication details: 
[Rome.] 7 August 1833.
£200.00

1p, 12mo. On bifolium, addressed on the reverse of the second leaf, with the cardinal's seal in red wax to one corner, 'A Monsieur Payne'. In good condition, lightly aged, with stub from mount adhering to inner edge. Folded twice. In a close, neat hand, the letter reads: 'Le Cardinal Fesch fait ces compliments à Monsieur et à Madame Payne et les Félicites de leurs heureux Retour a Rome. | Le Cardinal est toujours visible vers midi mais il tachera de visiter les aimables voyageurs, à leurs auberge avant leur depart.

[Suematsu Kencho; Japanese politician etc] Signature K. Suyematsu ONLY.

Author: 
K. Suyematsu [Suematsu Kencho (1855 -1920), Japanese politician, intellectual and author, who lived in the Meiji and Taish periods]
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£120.00

Paper, 10 x 4cm, good condition. See scan.

[C. Abramsky Ltd, bookseller; printed Catalogue; heavily annotated by Abramsky] LIST No. 2

Author: 
[Chimen Abramsky (1916 – 2010), scholar, antiquarian bookseller, emeritus professor of Jewish studies at University College London]
Publication details: 
5 Hillway, London, N6, March 1963.
£600.00

Printed Wraps, 49pp., 8vo, some wear and tear due to use, but ow, good condition. Initially Contents page ranging from Autographs, Manuscripts, Jewish Bindings, and Four very rare Hebrew Books To T.J. Wise Pamphlets and Woman's Emancipation, including Russian Books. The extensive annotation includes (front wrap) FILE COPY IMPORTANT. WITH a forest of catalogue item numbers of sold items & marginal notes of sales (major institutions worldwide from Alberta to Jerusalem to Yale, Isaiah Berlin, Lelio Basso (both multiple orders), Haward (University) (many more than their multiple).

[Philippe de Courcillon, Marquis de Dangeau.] Vellum Certificate, Signed as Grand Master, admitting Jacques Giraud de Moucy into the Ordre de Notre-Dame du Mont-Carmel et de St. Lazare de Jerusalem. With Signed Note by Louis-Marie Pidou de Saint-Olon

Author: 
Philippe de Courcillon, Marquis de Dangeau (1638-1720) [Louis-Marie Pidou de Saint-Olon (1637-1717), Bishop of Baghdad; Jacques Giraud de Moucy; Ordre de Notre-Dame de Mont-Carmel; Louis XIV]
Publication details: 
[Ordre de Notre-Dame du Mont-Carmel et de Saint Lazare de Jérusalem.] Paris, 16 July 1700.
£250.00

See A. de Marcy's 'Liste des Chevaliers' (1875), which reproduces from the registers the notice of the admission into the order on 16 July 1700 of 'Jacques Giraud de Moucy, cy-devant mousquetaire, commandant des gardes de S. A. R. Madame la duchesse d'Orléans'. On a 37 x 51 cm piece of vellum, folded three times into a 30 x 12.5 cm packet. In good condition, clean and crisp.

[Marquess of Hartington; Railway Orphanage, Derby] Autograph Letter Signed Hartington to an unnamed correspondent.

Author: 
Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire (1833 -1908), Marquess of Hartington between 1858 and 1891, statesman.
Publication details: 
[Printed] Devonshire House, Piccadilly, W. [London], 30 June 1887.
£45.00

Four pages, 12mo, bifolium, damaged at join not affecting text, remnants of being tipped in somewhere at 'spine', text clear and complete. He accepts an invitation from the Committee of the Railway Orphanage at Derby to open the completed buildings on a specified day.

[Charles Stuart Calverley] Full Signature and date only Charles Stuart Calverley.

Author: 
Charles Stuart Calverley (1831-1884), poet and wit.
Calverley
Publication details: 
Feb. 1852 (no day given)
£25.00
Calverley

Full Signature, on possibly flyleaf of a book, 14.5 x 20cm, one edge rough (as removerd from book, ow good condition. See image.

[Mysore; Buckshee] Autograph Letter Signed Nursuppah [Indian language name also] to Major Brine, Royal Engineers [...] Bangalore.

Author: 
Nursuppah [Nursuppa], Buckshee [Paymaster] to H.H. the Maharajah of Mysore
Mysore
Publication details: 
Mysore, 22 April 1867 [conceivably 9].
£120.00
Mysore

Three pages, 8vo, large handwriting, staining along fold marks, small closed tear at centre, text legible. Your welcome telegram to Dr [Renton?] here has been with much pleasure received by His Highness the Maha Rajah of Mysore.- In reply I am directed by His Highness the Maha Rajah, to ascquaint you that a letter from Dr Campbell, intimating all about your good self, has been received by the last Mail - Now the Maha Rajah most anxiously looks forward to have an interview with you & Dr Campbell.

[Axel Munthe] Eight Typed Letters Signed from Axel Munthe, author of 'The Story of San Michele', written in a charming and entertaining style to his young friend 'Miss Judith' - Judith Masefield, daughter of the English poet laureate John Masefield.

Author: 
Axel Munthe [Axel Martin Fredrik Munthe] (1857-1949), Swedish physician and author of 'The Story of San Michele'] [Judith Masefield (1904-1988), daughter of the Poet Laureate, John Masefield]
Publication details: 
Written from Italy and London in 1930 and (perhaps) 1931.
£600.00

'The Story of San Michele' is one of the most popular works of the twentieth century, and this delightful correspondence bears ample testimony to the extraordinary allure of its author. The eight letters are entirely legible, in fair condition on aged paper. They total 3pp. in folio, and 8pp in 4to. The sequence is tentative, none of the letters giving the year. The numerous errors, in large part due to Munthe's growing blindness, are largely unnoticed in the following transcripts. Letter One (2 pp, 4to). 'Rome Villa Svezia Via Aldrovandi 27 Feb 8 [1930]'.

[General Sir Charles Warren] Autograph Letter Signed Charles Warren to Major Coates, presumably Edward Coates, stockbroker and politician, giving a reference.

Author: 
General Sir Charles Warren, (1840 -1927) officer in the Royal Engineers, archaeologist (Holy Land), and police chief (Metropolitan Police) during the Jack the Ripper murders.
Publication details: 
[Embossed] 10 Wellington Crescent, Ramsgate, 13 April 1920.
£65.00

One page, 12mo, bifolium, fold mark, good condition. He has been asked ot gibe a reference for someone who is seeking employment wit you. A subaltern in the Ramsgate Company Church Lads Brigade which I commanded. Warren knew his family, but he has met him with his brother on many occasions and think that he is a respectable & presentable young man. See image.

Autograph Manuscripts of two translations by John Curling: Count Rostopchine's 'The Truth upon The Great Conflagration of Moscow 1813' and 'Observation on the Campaign in the Netherlands', with printed version of latter.

Author: 
John Curling ['J*** C******'] (1784-1863), JP, of Offley Holes and Gosmore, Herts [Count Fedor Wassiljavitch Rostopchine, Governor of Moscow; Napoleon Bonaparte; Retreat from Moscow, 1812]
Publication details: 
Manuscript translation from Rostopchine dated 'Hitchin 1856', second manuscript translation undated. First pamphlet printed in Hitchin by C. Paternoster, Sun Street; 1858. Second pamphlet (by 'J*** C******') by C. & T. L. Paternoster; undated.
£850.00

The two translations, in the same original red leather notebook, totalling 226pp., 12mo. Good, on lightly-aged paper, in worn binding. The first translation in the volume is a fair copy, without corrections, of a work published in French in 1823 as 'La V?rit? sur l'Incendie de Moscou; par le Comte Rostopchine' (Paris: Ponthieu). Neither Curling's nor any other English translation appears to have been published. The second translation (the printed version of which is the first of the two pamphlets) is heavily corrected, with seven pages of additions loosely inserted.

[Montagu of Beaulieu; the Birth of mass motoring] One Typed Letter Signed Montagu of Beaulieu AND Two Typed Notes Signed Montagu about cars and motoring in their infancy, and future legislation in their regard..

Author: 
Montagu of Beaulieu [John Walter Edward Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 2nd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu (1866 ? 1929), Conservative politician and promoter of motoring.
Publication details: 
[Headed] Palace House, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Kent, 22 Nov. 1905; [Headed] 17 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W., 10 Oct and 15 Oct. [1906].
£350.00

A. 22 Nov. 1905, Three pages, 12mo, bifolium,black-bordered, good condition. He refers to an account sent to him by a correspondent of Car which I read with great interest but he had yet to receive a detailed account. I quite understand in Surrey motorists must be a great nuisance to many of the inhabitants, and therefore was quite prepared for the Council passing a resolution-which in itself is I think impracticable.

[Viscount Bolingbroke] Receipt Signed Bolingbroke.

Author: 
Bolingbroke [Frederick St John, 2nd Viscount Bolingbroke [(1732 -1787), landowner, race horse owner, nicknamed Bully, serial philanderer, party animal and a notorious gambler]
Publication details: 
[8 June 1764]
£50.00

Paper, 24 x 14cm, edges frayed not affecting text, sl. grubby, tipped on to sl. larger paper. Text (secretarial): Received June the 8th. 1764 the contents of the Within order [not present] || Witness John Dupont. Signed Bolingbroke. Note: Bully, as he was called by his contemporaries, is best known for his extravagant lifestyle and the racehorses he bred. On 8 September 1757 he married Lady Diana Spencer,[4] elder daughter of Charles Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough, after making a joking proposal to her in one of London's pleasure gardens.

[Harewood; Corsellis; Lunatic Asylum] Autograph Letter Signed Harewood to Dr. Corsellis [Director of the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum, Wakefield], asking for details of the history of someone discharged

Author: 
Henry Lascelles, 2nd Earl of Harewood (1767 -1841), slave plantation and other land owner, chiefly inheritee art collector, and Member of Parliament.
Publication details: 
Harewood House, Leeds, 7 Nov. 1835.
£38.00

Two pages, 12mo, small closed tear on fold, edges dusted, some staining not affecting text, remnant of page on which formerly laid down or tipped on verso, not affecting text. Text: I understand that a Person named Thomas Parker from the neighbourhood of Pateley Bridge has been for some time in confinement in the Wakefield Asylum, and that He has lately been discharged.

[M.E. Grant Duff; India] Appointment Certificate Signed M E Grant Duff.

Author: 
Sir Mountstuart Elphinstone Grant Duff (1829 – 1906), Scottish politician, administrator and author. Sometime Under-Secretary of State for India.
Grant Duff
Publication details: 
Dated 8 July 1872.
£80.00
Grant Duff

One page, 4to, part printed, part manuscript, minor damage on fold marks, loss of small part of the word is, small closed tear, some weakness on fold marks. See Image. Text headed Ecclesiastical Establishment | No.

[General Gordon; handwritten] Notebook containing notes from his researches about General Gordon in Wortham's hand

Author: 
[General Gordon] H.E. Wortham (1884-1959), biographer, journalist, music critic and writer, author of two books concerning General Gordon.
Gordon
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£350.00
Gordon

Notebook, marbled boards (blue), spine of black tape, not paginated, notes on approximately 77 pages, with bits on other pages. See image. He makes notes from his reading/researches. Initially, for example, he makes notes on a. Gordon's Letters to His Sister [pub. 1888], quoting, summarising or commenting, concluding with a long quote from Gordon's letter when on the way to Khartoum, 32 pages. Then notes on b. Sir Gerald Graham's Last Words with Gordon (1887) (inc. lengthy summary of Gordon's appearance re. Graham), 10pp. c.

[ Wolfenden Report; homosexuality] Clipped Signature J.F. Wolfenden.

Author: 
John Frederick Wolfenden, Baron Wolfenden, (1906-1985), educationalist, best remembered for the report, recommending the decriminalisation of homosexuality (1957).
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£32.00

Clipping from Typed Letter signed, 8.5 x 5.5, good condition. Only typed text Yours very truly followed by signature. Docketed in another hand in pencil Headmaster of Uppingham | Author of Report. See image.

[Lord John Russell, sometime Prime Minister] Autograph Note Signed Russell to Sir, presumably a Royal, about his true and just sentiments, and son William's travels.

Author: 
Lord John Russell, sometime Prime Minister
Publication details: 
[Printed] Pembroke Lodge, Richmond Park, 22 Jan. 1871.
£65.00

One page, 12mo, bifolium, black-bordered, good condition. Text: I am much gratified that the [expression?] of my true & just sentiments has pleased your Royal Highness. | My son William is going on Tuesday to Rome for six weeks. But he will always be ready to return home if wanted.

[Strickland Gibson; Bodleian] Autograph Note Signed S. Gibson to H.T. Morley about a memorial to Tho. Hearne, antiquary, sometime assistant keeper at Bodley.

Author: 
Strickland Gibson, (1877 – 1958), librarian and bibliographer [Bodleian].
Publication details: 
[Headed] Bodleian Library, Oxford, 28 May 1934.
£30.00

One page, 12mo, fold mark, good condition. I thank you for your kind invitation to the unveiling of a memorial to Tho. Hearne at White Waltham on Saturday which I have great pleasure accepting. He adds that his wife will 'drive him over' and adds a Postal Order for 7s because they'll be staying for tea.

[David Lloyd George, sometime Prime Minister] Autograph Signature only on fragment of House of Commons notepaper. See image.

Author: 
David Lloyd George, sometime Prime Minister.
Lloyd George
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£30.00
Lloyd George

Fragment of House of Commons Notepaper, c.8.5 x 2.5cm, Signature slightly more of a scribble than usual, the e of George being faint and the D for David slightly affected by its being on the embossed House of Commons stamp. The reverse is stained but the signature is on a clear background. See image

[Dmitry Hilkoff/Kilkoff, Tolstoyan, etc] Autograph Letter Signed D Hilkoff to John Bellows | Dear Friend [Bellows, polymath, printer and lexicographer] about a Russian translation of Barclay's Apology. In English.

Author: 
Dmitry Hilkoff [Kilkoff] [Prince Dmitry Aleksandrovich Khilkoff (Khilkov, or Hilkov or Hilkoff) (1858–1914), sometime officer in Czar's Army, & Tolstoyan (Pacifism) & a Socialist Revolutionary].
Publication details: 
Address given in text, 181 Grand-Lancy, Geneva, Switzerland; 17 Aug.1901.
£650.00

Two pages 8vo, bifolium, blank second leaf laid down on former album page, 22 x 14cm, good condition. Text: The last time I saw you I spoke to you about the necessity of translating and printing in russian [sic] 'Barclay's Apology'. I think that the sooner it will be printed the better, and ought to be printed in russian without any abriviations [sic]. But I have not the means of paying the translation and printing. | Do you think the Society of Friends would give the necessary money for the translation and printing?

[Ivor Novello] Bold Autograph Signature All good wishes | Ivor Novello.

Author: 
Ivor Novello [born David Ivor Davies] (1893-1951), Welsh composer, playwright and actor.
Novello
Publication details: 
No place or date
£28.00
Novello

Page, 20 x 15.5cm, extracted from Autograph Album, one rough edge (extraction process), very good condition. See image.

[Louis Blanc] Autograph Letter Signed Louis Blanc to unnamed correspondent, 'Mon cher ami', in French about a friend's publishing an article about the melancholy of Albert [Albrecht] Durer.

Author: 
Louis Blanc, French politician, agitator and historian.
Publication details: 
No place or date, simply Mardi,
£65.00

Two pages, 12mo, bifolium, trimmed without loss of text, and remants on left margin of tipping in something like an album. Remerciez pour moi, je vous prie, l'auteur de la brochure que vous voulez bien me faire tenir. Charles, qui se propose de vous aller voir incessament vous envoie ce qu'il a écrit sur la mélancholie [underlined] d'Albert Durer, dans l'Histoire des Peintres [underlined]. Veuillez me renvoyer, quand vous en trouverez, l'occasion, ce numéro, qui fait partie de ma collection. | Charles se joint à moi pour vous serrer la main cordialement.

[Hong Kong; natural disaster] Typed Letter Signed, cover for instructions etc (3 pp) J. B. Keenan, to C. A. A. Nicol, enclosing 'our instructions in the event of a civil disturbance or natural disaster eg Typhoon', map and 'warning signals'.

Author: 
Major J. B. Keenan, Royal Artillery, Camp Commandant, Land Forces Hong Kong [C. A. A. Nicol (1921-2012), Special Branch, Malayan Union Police Force and Royal Malaysian Police]
Publication details: 
Letter from Camp Office, Headquarters, Land Forces Hong Kong, British Forces Post Office 1; 18 October 1973.
£250.00

Totalling 4pp., sm.fol. Very good, on lightly-aged paper. The letter (1p., 8vo) is a circular, and in it Keenan writes: 'Do not be alarmed at the sudden appearance of these instructions. Rather accept them as a fact that some one has your interests at heart'. The instructions (2pp., 8vo) are headed 'APPX 3 TO ANNEX D | CAMP HOLF SOP NO 2 | INSTRUCTIONS TO FAMILIES'. Divided into 13 sections, under the headings: Introduction; Wardens; Precautions; Children; Shopping; Special Warning Procedure; Leave; Finally.

[Eliza Conder, poet and abolitionist] Holograph Poem with quotation from St Mark's Gospel.

Author: 
Eliza Conder, poet and abolitionist, wife of Josiah Conder, editor, abolitionist, well-connected to Romantic authors of his day
Conder
Publication details: 
Watermark 1827.
£180.00
Conder

One page, folio, signs of extraction from album (left margin has residue of separation), good condition, in her calligraphic writing, good condition. She begins by quoting St Mark's Gospel, Verily I say unto you, wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of, for a memorial fo her.

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