AUTOGRAPH

Document signed by Townson.

Author: 
Thomas Townson.
Publication details: 
Hatton Gardens, 1 June 1861.
£100.00

Divine and theological writer (1715-1792). A printed form, one page, some damage incl.

Autograph letter signed to Miss Russell.

Author: 
John Marriott.:
Publication details: 
10 June (no year).
£100.00

Divine and poet (1780-1825). Three pages, 4to, heavily water-stained but still all legible, tear and nick not affecting text. He tells her that he has at last got round to sending her a book (a postcript reveals that it was a "french Book" which his wife had promised ot loan a long time before). He had hoped she was going to visit. He discusses the parlous health of his son and his wife's "maternal anxiety". He had seen a mutual acquaintance, looking better, and hopes she received his letter of thanks for the drawings of the tesselated pavement she had given as a present to him,.

Address in her hand.

Author: 
Mary Mitford.
Publication details: 
No date.
£30.00

The address panel only, 4 x 2", of a letter with the address "Mrs Davidson/ Milner's[?] Lodgings/ Green Street/ Scarborough/ Yorkshire" in Mitford's hand. Partly laid down. Mary Mitford's name and address are written in another hand on the reverse.

Autograph Letter Signed to Clement Shorter, ed. The Sphere, etc.

Author: 
W.B. Maxwell.
Publication details: 
London, 22 August 1922.
£35.00

Novelist. One page, 8vo, fold mark, good condition. "I cannot refrain from writing to thank you for two kindly notices of my work that you have given in recent numbers of "The Sphere"; & I trust you will not consider me troublesome for doing so, or for saying that it gave me much pleasure to see this recognition. . . ."

Autograph Letters Signed (x 2) to Mrs [Henry?] Brewster.

Author: 
Anna Bishop.
Publication details: 
Pavilion Hotel, no date, and Madras, [18] March 1868.
£100.00

Ann[a] Bishop, singer (1814-1884)(DNB). (No date) Three pages, 8vo, fair but legible, edge rough where extracted from an album.. She is sorry not to have been able to see her. She is travelling to Australia on that day and willbe in England in four months. She apologises for the writing, giving the reason. (1868) Four pages, 8vo, good condition but edge rough where extrcated from an album. She would be pleased to meet Mrs Brewster in England and gives her brother's address ("Mr Riviere". She would be happy to give her singing lessons. Two items,

Autograph letter signed to unknown (part of name torn off)

Author: 
Thomas Welsh
Publication details: 
07/02/24
£100.00

English actor, vocalist and composer (1781-1848). On epage, 4to, creased and chipped with loss only of part of correspondent's name (which ends "...uin"). A significant letter about the Argyll Rooms, the major musical venue of its time. Letter as follows: "If the Licence formerly held by Col. Greville can thus [?] the interest of his family be obtained for the purpose of acting French plays at the Argyle Rooms.

autograph notes and letters signed (x 3) to various correspondents

Author: 
W.H. Brookfield
Publication details: 
All inadequately dated.
£45.00

Divine (1809-1874). Total 7pp., 8vo (2) and 12mo (1). One letter (to "Foster") arranging a meeting, another (to "My dear Lady") about a meting, hoping she is recovered from illness ("We have all our ailments - some neuralgia - some palsy; - for my own part I suffer without intermission from the Revised Code". The other (to "Mrs Reeve") has a New Year's Greeting. Three items,

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 note signed on card to [the Rev. E.J.F. Davies, autograph-collector)

Author: 
Maud Diver
Publication details: 
31 July [1931].
£45.00

Novelist (1867-1945). Two sides of card, 3" x 3". She says he is welcome to her autograph "for what it is worth, to add to [his] distinguished collection. She adds a postscript saying that she has enclosed her signature on a separate piece of paper in case that is what he requires. She points out that she "is not Miss Diver & never was. My husband Colonel Diver, was in the Royal Warwickshire Regt. I am a mother - & a grandmother! My new book "Ships of Youth [A study of marriage in modern India]" was published a week ago". With: separate piece of paper with her signature and a date.

Autograph Letter Signed to unnamed correspondent, and a MS examination text

Author: 
Samuel Lee
Publication details: 
11/07/33
£200.00

Orientalist and Cambridge Professor (1783-1852). Two pages, 4to, responding to a request for advice for the son of the correspondent who is engaged in preparing a Hebrew Lexicon. Lee gives some solid advice but finally points out that he is engaged on a similar task. WITH: the manuscript text with corrections, two pages, 4to, in Lee's hand, of the examination for the Crosse scholarship (presumably a Cambridge prize) involving Greek, Arabic, Hebrew and Syriac. WITH: an 8vo print of Samuel Lee. Three items,

A Protest against Rationalism. The Rationale or Philosophy of Belief

Author: 
P.F. Fitzgerald
Publication details: 
London, Kegan Paul, 1890
£50.00

Brown boards, gilt, bumped and some staining of edge, contents good. INSCRIBED by author: "With the Authoress's love".

Strand Ward Lecturers Book 1730

Author: 
Joseph Trapp
Publication details: 
1730
£450.00

Manuscript, 34pp., folio, bound in vellum, poor condition but complete. A Book of all ye names of the Severall Inhabitants & others residing in Strand Ward in the parish of St Martin in the Fields in the County of Middx for one year free Collection from Christmas 1729 by Quarterly payments or otherwise for the gratifying and paying the Reverend Mr.

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 Mrs Holdsworth

Author: 
William Agnew
Publication details: 
29/06/80
£50.00

Art dealer and Member of Parliament ((1825-1910). He is writing to her because hers is the first name on a list of "ladies" who have signed a petition "in favour of the extension of the suffrage to women householders". He has presented the petition with which he sympathises.

Autograph letter signed to Julian Marshall, art collector, author, musical amateur (see DNB)

Author: 
William Henry Husk
Publication details: 
Exeter Hall, 12 July 1878
£85.00

Historian of music and critic (1814-1887). Three pages, 8vo. He is finding prior engagements preventing his viisiting. He then discusses his researches into the life of Incledon (vocalist) including early memories (in discussion of first names), tombstone information, and the inaccuracy of a predecessor. The letter has been annotated by a few words (perhaps Marshall), in the most significant entry, giving Grove references.

Le Miracle de Saint Antoine

Author: 
Maurice Maeterlinck
Publication details: 
Paris 1920
£85.00

Belgian dramatist, poet, essayist (1862-1949). "Deux Mille", blue wraps, small tear both ends of spine, hinge strain, yellowing pages but mainly g.. INSCRIBED "A Sir John Martin Harvey [English actor/manager]. L'incomparable <........................> ref. obscure to me> qui sera bientot le miraculeur [sic] St Antoine./ En toute <..?> admiration/ Maeterlinck/ 24 juin 1921" (last figure obscure). DNB says: "At the Prince of Wales's Theatre his Pelléas in Maeterlinck's Pelléas and Mélisande moved the author to declare: ‘Il a volé mon âme, ce M. Harvey.’

autograph letters signed (x 3) to Walter Jerrold, editor, etc.

Author: 
W.J. Locke
Publication details: 
1906-1911
£80.00

Novelist. Total 4pp., 8vo, in the most substantial of which he confesses to being "a most barren person . . . the very act of composition is one of exceeding pain & travail". He is considering a proposal to write something to help the Journalists Orphan Fund. One note concerns the Thackeray Charterhouse Dinner, the other conveys thanks for a fee and pleases that an Exhibition was successful. Three items,

Autograph Letter Signed to "Fred. Mouillet"

Author: 
Paul Blouet ("Max O'Rell")
Publication details: 
25/10/95
£50.00

2pp., 8vo, discussing work in progress and promising to get the MS to "Andre" by Christmas. He will also be "Max O'Relling" (as a participle) a MS sent to him by Mouillet.

One autograph postcard signed and two autograph letters signed to Clement Shorter

Author: 
Sir Sidney Low
Publication details: 
1904-1906
£75.00

Author. The letters total 5 pages, 8vo. He anticipates the publication of his "Governance of Britain", giving his view of the book. He thanks Shorter for as review (presumably in "The Sphere"), expresses admiration for Mrs Shorter's work (Dora Sigerson), discusses public reaction to his "Vision of India". He is thinking of writing a "Vision of Ireland". Three items,

Autograph postcard signed to J.G. Wilson, Chairman of Bumpus's, booksellers

Author: 
R.H. Bruce Lockhart
Publication details: 
21/02/33
£35.00

Author. Two sides of card used, thanking Wilson for obtaining for him an invitation from John Buchan to be a guest at the National Book Trade Dinner and for the "splendid showing" he arranged for his book (probably "British Agent") at Bumpus's.

Autograph note signed to J.H. Gifford (prob. editor of the St James' Chronicle).

Author: 
Martin Archer Shee
Publication details: 
27/01/31
£45.00

Irish Painter, poet, dramatist and novelist (1770-1850). He gives his correspondent the address of a "Mr Herbert" who was, according to the Post Office Directory of 1846, a professor and publisher of music.

Typed letter signed to J.G. Wilson, Chairman of Bumpus's, booksellers

Author: 
John Johnson
Publication details: 
18/08/32
£45.00

OUP. One page 8vo. A brief note about unpacking "Buenos Aires material" which had presumably been there for an exhibition.

autograph notes signed (x 3) to G.F. Troup Horne

Author: 
W.W. Jacobs
Publication details: 
1929-1934
£120.00

Humorous writer (1863-1943), one large 8vo page each. (1929) He is returning some "sketches", commenting on the difficulty of a beginner to get published despite merits, and the need for a little revision. (I have found nothing by Horne in the BLCat.)(1930) His handwriting is even more difficult than usual, but he is responding to a card and appears to be annoyed at a suggestion ("disgraceful"). His postscript runs "If I wrote like that I would take a few lessons".

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 to an unnamed clergyman,

Author: 
Moncure Daniel Conway
Publication details: 
25 August [no year], Ostend, Belgium.
£50.00

American writer, preacher and abolitionist (1832-1907). One page, 12mo. "Rev. & Dear Sir, / I thank you heartily for your letter and invitation, which have reached me here. I had already received and accepted an invitation from Mr Thos. Martineau at Maple Bank. He mentions in his note having heard from you that I intended visiting Birmingham during the meeting, & will probably inform you that I have accepted his hospitality. / With gratitude for your kind attention, I am, / Yours with cordial respect, / M. D. Conway".

Two typed notes signed to J.G. Wilson, Chairmand of J & E Bumpus, booksellers.

Author: 
Norman Collins
Publication details: 
14 and 18 July 1947
£40.00

Novelist. One page each, 8vo. He is responding to an invitation and outlining a busy schedule. 2 items,

Autograph Letters Signed to unknown correspondent(s?),

Author: 
Walter Crane
Publication details: 
Holland Street and Neufchatel respectively, 3 Nov. 1904 and 31 August 1931
£180.00

Artist and Poet (1845-1915). Two Autograph Letters Signed, 2 pages and one page respectively, 4to, staining and damage especially to 1910 letter, but texts clear. (1904) Crane outlines his understanding of "the terms under which 'The Golden Primer' was produced" based on his co-author's (Meiklejohn) letters - three fifths of the proceeds. He quotes relevant detail from two letters,on of which discusses a cheap edition for schools. "I find a dummy copy of this with a cover design of mine & Blackwood's imprint". He thinks a re-issue in the "original form" a good idea.

Autograph postcard signed to Douglas Sladen, author.

Author: 
M.H. Spielman
Publication details: 
24/02/17
£25.00

Author. She asks where Frederic Whyte is. "I've long been wanting to meet him again, but he's unfortunately plunged out of my orbit . . . he's one of the men I should least like to lose sight of". She asks about Sladen's election to the Athenaeum.

Autograph phrases signed "William Sharp"

Author: 
William Sharp ("Fiona Macleod")
Publication details: 
n.d.
£100.00

n the 4to page (12 September, Sharp's birthday) extracted from "A Birthday Book designed by her Royal Highness the Princess Beatrice" (1881). Sharp has written six Gaelic phrases with English translations E.g. "Mar a bha As it was/ Mar a tha As it is .......". . The book comprises one day to every page.The book has the bookplate of N. Hardy Wallis (see BLC).

Autograph Letter initialled "R" to Daniel George, author and publisher's reader

Author: 
Rupert Hart-Davis
Publication details: 
17/05/44
£45.00

Publisher. 2pp., 8vo. He discusses his reading which includes Blunden's "Cricket Country", some done for professional reasons.

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