AUTOGRAPH

[Bede Jarrett, Dominican friar] Autograph Note Signed Bede Jarrett OP to Mr [Louis] Frewer [autograph collector, presumably Louis B. Frewer, bibliographer], about the gift of a book.

Author: 
Bede Jarrett OP (1881 – 1934), Dominican friar and Catholic priest who was also a noted historian and author.
Publication details: 
Blackfriars, Oxford, 15 Jan. 1934.
£45.00

Two pages, obl.12mo, good condition, large handwriting. But that was extremely kind of you; actually we have a copy but I will send this second one to the Dominican Priory at Stellenbosch where they are sadly in need of books. I shall add your letter to the volume for South Africa seems the proper destination for a book which you send us [for or from] your address.

[Chula of Siam; motor-racing] Signature only Chula of Siam.

Author: 
Chula of Siam [Chula Chakrabongse (1908 – 1963), member of the family of the Chakri Dynasty of Thailand]
Siam
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£25.00
Siam

Paper 7.5 x 2.5, laid down on larger paper (page from a small album), very top of the f of of carelessly trimmed, good condition. See image.

[Frederick III] Bold Signature Frederick William adding Buckingham Palace June 7th 1856

Author: 
Frederick III [(1831 – 1888) or Friedrich III was German Emperor and King of Prussia for 99 days between March and June 1888, during the Year of the Three Emperors.
Wilhelm
Publication details: 
Buckingham Palace June 7th 1856. With embossed stamp Buckingham Palace. SEE IMAGE.
£350.00
Wilhelm

Paper, 18 x 12cm, laid down on slightly paper. fold mark, a little spotted, mainly good conditiopn, bold text. Note: Frederick proposed to Victoria in 1855, when she was 14 years old. The betrothal of the young couple was announced on May 19, 1857, at Buckingham Palace and the Prussian Court,[24] and their marriage took place on 25 January 1858 in the Chapel Royal of St. James's Palace, London. This suggests that Frederick was staying at the Palace while courting.

[Lady Londonderry [Castlereagh; Lord Nelson; Trafalgar]] COPY (just contemporary) Letter on the death of Lord Nelson. From Lady Londonderry to her Son, Lord Castlereagh November 13th 1805.

Author: 
Lady Londonderry [Castlereagh; Lord Nelson; Trafalgar]
Publication details: 
Original letter, 13 Nov. 1805. Watermark on this copy, Bally & Co Bath, 1808.
£150.00

Two Pages, 4to, bifolium, remnants of tipping in process, good condition. A variant text, differing from the text thrown up by Googlebooks(no doubt itself a variant!). (Original letter appears to be in the BL, Add MSS 31022, f.14- not consulted). It omits Lady Castlereagh's initial sentence (in the version found (on Google) in The Naval Battles of Great Britain (it appears standard): I thank you a thousand times for your interesting letter. Then minor changes.

[Martin D'Arcy, Jesuit] Autograph Note Signed M.C. D'Arcy to autograph-collector [Louis] Frewer [presumably Louis B. Frewer, bibliographer], thanking him for donation of a book.

Author: 
Martin Cyril D'Arcy [Father D'Arcy] (1888-1976), Jesuit theologian who received Evelyn Waugh into the Roman Catholic church, and served as a model for 'Father Rothschild' in 'Vile Bodies'
Publication details: 
[Headed] Campion Hall, Oxford, 14 Jan. 1934.
£56.00

One page, 12mo, fold mark, good condition. Text: What a very kind thought of yours! I am very grateful for the present & will have it put in the Library.

[R.H. Benson, priest; Girls' School in India] Autograph Letter Signed R.M. Benson about his Society organising a Superior Girls School in Bombay, asking Madam his correspondent's, help in finding a suitable Headmistress.

Author: 
R.M. Benson [Richard Meux Benson (1824 – 1915), priest in the Church of England and founder of the Society of St. John the Evangelist.]
Publication details: 
Cowley St John Oxford, 15 Sept. 1875.
£180.00

Four pages, 12mo, bifolium, some faint staining, text clear and complete. I hope you will excuse my troubling you, but as you are often corresponding with ladies of a literary turn, it has occurred to me that you might be able to help me to find what I want. Our Society is just organising a Superior Girls School in Bombay. We want a throughly ladylike person to be the Head of it, a good Churchwoman & an efficient teacher. It would rank in England as a Superior Middle Class School. | If you happen to know of any suitable person I should be very glad to open up some negotiation with her.

[Theodore Labarre, harpist and composer] Autograph Letter Signed T. Labarre to Ollivier [prob. Charles Ollivier of New Bond Street,music seller etc.] about the dedication (to Lady Cochrane) to his Op:93. In French.

Author: 
Théodore François Joseph Labarre (1805 – 1870), French harpist and composer.
Publication details: 
16 Reston Street, Brighton, 23 Sept. 1837.
£95.00

One page, cr. 8vo, fold marks, some staining, two small closed tears, text clear and complete. Si le titre de l'op:93 n'est pas encore terminé il faut mettre sur la dédicace | The Right Honble | Lady Katherine Elizabeth | Cochrane. | Je vous enverrai les épreuves avec 3 nouveaux morceaux lundi prochaine au plus tard.

[Dorset Election 1831; Hon. W.F.S. Ponsonby, brother of Lady Caroline Lamb; Earl of Shaftesbury] MS. The Expenses of The Committee for the Election of the Honble W.F.S. Ponsonby | To Thomas Phippard with covering letter from Tho. Phippard..

Author: 
[Dorset Election 1831; Hon. W.F.S. Ponsonby; Earl of Shaftesbury]
Dorset
Publication details: 
Bill dated 14 September 1831; covering letter Wareham, Nov. 1831.
£350.00
Dorset

Two pages, folio, fold marks, a little grubby, some damage (by stamp vandal?) marginally affecting text, ow fair.. A. The covering letter by Tho. Phippard, sending the Bill in the Election, asking the recipient, E.Nicoletts, Bridport, to fill in the blanks with the average sums charged per diem by the other agents. I have not included many days [absent?] in the business. My bill will be higher than some agents as I was directed to proceed in canvassing my Division earlier in consequence of the proceedings of Ashleys [ie Later Lord Shaftesbury].

[Alexander Kennedy; engineer] Autograph Letter Signed Alex. BW Kennedy to a Mr Cook about his heavy work load and need of a break (from reviewing etc).

Author: 
Alexander Kennedy [Sir Alexander Blackie William Kennedy ( 1847 – 1928), leading civil and electrical engineer and academic.]
Publication details: 
11 Rue Andrieux, Paris, 19 June 1878.
£80.00

Three pages, 12mo, bifolium, good condition. No power in Heaven or Earth,'or any other nation,' will induce me to take any new work in hand until the end of July [phrase underlined] at soonest! Therefore I fear I can't help you about the reviews [...] at least if they would have given me the books. I don't approve or returning books reviewed, & seldom do it! [...] I have more to do than I can possibly manage, & must have some rest, so I cannot take any more in hand - 'not anither drap'! before the time mentioned.

[Fred Burnaby; traveller; Khiva] Season's Greetings to Sir Richard Temple, administrator in British India and a politician.

Author: 
Fred Burnaby [ [Colonel Frederick Gustavus Burnaby (1842-1885), adventurer, balloonist, Times war correspondent, British Army intelligence officer]
Burnaby
Publication details: 
[Headed] 36 Beaufort Gardens, South Kensington, SW, no date.
£80.00
Burnaby

One page, 12mo, black-bordered, laid down on larger paper (part of an album page?), fold mark, text at right angles to address: To Sir Richard Temple Bt | The Nash Kempsey Worcester | The bext wishes of the season | & many happy new years to you and yours | from | Fred Burnaby.

[Hall Caine: business papers.] 20 items: letters from R. Golding Bright (of Marbury's) and Ripley Hitchcock (of D. Appleton & Co); with legal and banking documents.

Author: 
Hall Caine [Sir Thomas Henry Hall Caine] (1853-1931), Isle of Man author [R. Golding Bright (of Miss E; Ripley Hitchcock (of D. Appleton & Co, New York); Manx Bank
Publication details: 
London, New York, Manchester and the Isle of Man. Dating from between 1890 and 1907.
£180.00

The 20 items are in good condition, lightly aged and worn. ONE:. Receipts from: The Union of London & Smiths Bank, London (2) and Dumbell's Banking Company, Limited, Isle of Man. With two paying-in slips from the Manx Bank, and a dividend counterfoil from the Isle of Man Railway Company. TWO: TLS from R. Golding Bright, 'London Representative' of New York dramatic agent Miss Elisabeth Marbury. 4 July 1904. 2pp., 4to. With envelope addressed to HC at the Hotel Caspar Badrett, St Moritz.

[John Randall, coachmaker] Two Autograph Letter Signed ('John Randall') from the London coachmaker John Randall to 'monsieur le Doctor Brown' [i.e. Sir Charles Brown], physician to the Queen of Prussia, one giving an Estimate for work.

Author: 
John Randall, 80 Long Acre, London, coachmaker and freemason [Sir Charles Brown (c.1747-1827) of Potsdam, 'First Physician to the King of Prussia, his Court and Army']
Coaching
Publication details: 
London, Long Acre 1788 AND London; 30 June 1789.
£250.00
Coaching

(1788) Letter, bifolium, , cr. 8vo, good condition, one page giving assurances as to quality, etc., with list (essentially a quote) of prices/features of A new Fashionable Chariot with a [?] light coloured cloth, Painted a Green [?] Patent yellow, made of the best materials & season'd timber, followed by a price list of various features (blinds, plated head plates, steps, strong plated harness, packing etc etc). See image. (1799) 1p., 4to, bifolium, very good, on lightly-aged paper.

[John Rich; theatre; Beggars' Opera] Signature with some unexplained text. See image.

Author: 
John Rich (1692–1761), important director and theatre manager in 18th-century London.
Rich
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£450.00
Rich

Paper, 18 x 4cm, laid down on paper, 15 x 24cm, grubby, Signature of John Rich with note and a title[?], as follows: Mrs Rich's Ground | Mr Linley | 5 Guineas for Fülling | Jn. Rich. No illumination from Google. John Rich's signature and autograph apparently hen's teeth. Perhaps Rich is best remembered for the success of John Gay's Beggar's Opera and the 'invention' of Pantomime..

[Mother Mary of Stella Maris; Jerusalem; Khartoum] Autograph Postcard Signed Mother Mary of Stella Maris | Convent of Marie Reparatrice | P.O.B. 29 Jerusalem to [Khartoum -see full statement below]. Recommendation.

Author: 
Mother Mary of Stella Maris [Les sœurs de Marie-Réparatrice; Jerusalem].
Catholic
Publication details: 
[Printed] Couvent de Marie Reparatrice. [MS] Jerusalem, 26 Novembre 1944. With original envelope. (No stamp!)
£100.00
Catholic

Postcard, 13 x 10cm, good condition. With the stamp of the Convent, see image.Text: To the Religious (Catholic Communiteis at Khartoum - | This is to recommend most warmly a great friend of ours Capt. Gerald Wynne Rushton, who is about to start for Khartoum as Administrator of the Area - | He is a good Catholic - And he needs in consequence to find a really good Catholic family, where he can stay. (Board and Lodging.) Revd Mother Supr of our Community here, as also myself, would be grateful for any help given to Capt.

[Lady Lyttelton; Joseph Hogarth] Autograph Note in the third person commencing Lady Lyttelton requests to [Joseph] Hogarth [leading British fine art print publisher, print seller, frame maker, art restorer [Wikipedia]] asking for drawing paper.

Author: 
Lady Lyttelton [Sarah Lyttelton, Baroness Lyttelton (née Spencer) (1787 – 1870), courtier, governess to Edward VII]
Publication details: 
[17 St James's Place] 10 August [docketed 1846].
£95.00

One page, 12mo, bifolium, fold marks, good condition. Addressed to Mr Hogarth | Hay Market | London on final page of bifolium, with docketed information and a penny red. Text: Lady Lyttelton requests Mr. Hogarth to send her a block of white drawing paper like the enclosed [bit?], to be sent as soon as possible to No. 17 St James's Place directed to her. | August 10th || The block to be like the one Captain Percy bought at Mr. Hogarth's.

[Lord Napier of Magdala] Third person message commencing Lord Napier of Magdala and initialled NM (full text below).

Author: 
Lord Napier of Magdala [Field Marshal Robert Cornelis Napier, 1st Baron Napier of Magdala (1810 – 1890), Indian Army officer.]
Napier
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£65.00
Napier

Paper, 11.5 x 8cm, fold mark and sl.foxed, text clear, as follows: Lord Napier of Magdala hopes to meet the schoolboy some day. See image.

[Lord North; Prime Minister; American War of Independence] Clipped Signature yours affectionately | North |. See image

Author: 
Lord North [Frederick North (1732-1792), courtesy title Lord North, 1752 to 1790, Prime Minister of Great Britain 1770 to 1782., led Great Britain through most of the American War of Independence].
North
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£120.00
North

Clipping, c.7.5 x 3cm, sl. irregular cut, minor stain, mainly good condition. The word affectionately is a little unexpected.

[Dolf Wyllarde; author] Autograph Letter Signed Dolf Wyllarde to a Miss Southby, encouraging her to visit a Mr Ellis in Jamaica.

Author: 
Dolf Wyllarde [Dorothy Margarette Selby Lowndes, writing as Dolf Wyllarde (1871-1950), journalist and a writer of verse and fiction.]
Publication details: 
c/o The Hon. Evelyn Ellis, Shettlewood, Montpelier, St James, 10 March 1907.
£38.00

Four pages, 12mo, fold mark, good condition. She encourages her to visit Mr Ellis, giving her a chance to see this part of the Island, and it would be more cheerful here than at the Hotel just now, as the earthquake has scared away the usual amount of visitors. Ellis is around for limited hours (invalid) but they could wine and dine and play with the [cameras?] and you will have the inestimable benefit of my society!!! She has sent off for photographic accessories. There is no dark room here now, so I must change plates at night. I have used those you put in.

[John Watson Gordon, Scottish portrait painter] Autograph Letters Signed John Watson Gordon to JSH Bromhead Esq (no further details known) about requesting autographs from his contacts in the Art World for Bromhead's collection.

Author: 
John Watson Gordon [Sir John Watson Gordon PRSA RA (1788 – 1864), Scottish portrait painter and President of the Royal Scottish Academy.
Publication details: 
12[3] George Street, Edinburgh, 20 April 1850. To Bromhead at 'Walton le Soken by Colchester, Essex'..
£100.00

Two pages, 12mo, black-bordered. Text: I think I shall have it in my power to procure you all the autographs you mention, I have enclosed a note of Sir Willm Allans [not present] & intended to hae sent only the signature but as it relates to his last illness it may be interesting to you on that account. I think I have some letters of Sir David Wilkier, and will look out for them.

[Joseph Chamberlain, statesman.] Autograph Note Signed J. Chamberlain to Sir Richard Temple, administrator in British India and a politician, about a Resolution concermimg the West African Liquor Traffic.

Author: 
Joseph Chamberlain (1836 – 1914), statesman.
Publication details: 
Colonial Office embossed stamp, 28 March 1898.
£56.00

Two pages, 12mo, sl. damaged and stained from being removed from an album, text clear and complete. Text: I have today received your letter of the 25th instant forwarding a copy of the Resoluiton passed at a Meeting at Hampstead on Thursday 24th March on the subject of the West African Liquor Traffic. Note: Before the suppression of the transatlantic slave trade European spirits were among the principal commodities exchanged for negro slaves (article In JSTOR).

[Augustus Hare] Autograph Letter Signed Augustus J.C. Hare to My dear James with sociable chit-chat.

Author: 
Augustus J.C. Hare [Augustus John Cuthbert Hare (1834 – 1903), writer and raconteur.]
Publication details: 
Holmhurst, St Leonards, 8 Feb. 1883.
£50.00

Three pages, 12mo. bifolium, black-bordered, good condition. He's sorry to have missed him in London but a nasty cough drove him home where it is better. He hopes for reciprocal visits in Gloucestershire. Ernest is at 17 New Inn Hall St[.] I must say I admired his pluck in going back to Oxford as he did, for it was sorely against the grain. I often hear from him and he is tolerably cheery though he cannot like it. In his postscript he expresses pleasure at meeting his correspondent's mother at Mr. Barry's

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[Thomas Law, reformer; Bengal; India; Washington DC] Autograph Letter Signed T Law to The Honble Mr Clay [Henry Clay Sr., American attorney/statesman], praising Clay, mention of Talbother's fever, expanding on his theory re population control

Author: 
Thomas Law (1756 - 1834), reformer of British policy in India, where he served as collector of revenue for the East India Company.
Law
Publication details: 
No place or date given. Clay became Speaker in the 1810-1811 Elections.
£450.00
Law

Three pages, 4to, bifolium, poor condition, with some (crude) repair work but other closed tears on folds, requiring attention BUT text clear and complete (with odd difficult word). Some pencil notes by a later reader, inaccurately attributing to Edmund Law. Text: I regret sincerely that I cannot participate with my fellow citizens in the general expression of their sense of your high merits. Were I able to attend I would drink your health Eminent [speaker?] but most exalted when addressing his successor.

[John Gibson Lockhart, editor and biographer] Autograph Note Signed JGL to L [his brother, Lawrence] about passports.

Author: 
John Gibson Lockhart (1794-1854), Scottish writer and editor of Blackwood's Magazine, son-in-law of Sir Walter Scott
Publication details: 
No place, 20 Sept. 1852.
£50.00

Two pages, 12mo, bifolium, fold marks, small stains on page 4 (blank), good condition. A scrawl.Dear L. | I have written to a friend in the Foreign Office begging him to have 2 Passports visa-d for Belgium and Prussia & sent direct to you. | 2 are needful as you [??] when you return & may want one on various occasions. | Yrs affectionately, [..] [Postscript] The costs are now very moderate I believe tho' [...?]. Another hand has added a note on p.3 describing contents of the letter, and explaining that Lockhart never signed with more than initials in familiar letters.

[Lyon Playfair, scientist] Autograph Note Signed Lyon Playfair to Lankester [Edwin Ray Lankester, zoologist], about his Ray Society subscription.

Author: 
Lyon Playfair [1st Baron Playfair (1818 – 29 May 1898), scientist and Liberal politician].
Publication details: 
Marlboro House, 7 Nov. 1856.
£45.00

One page, 12mo, fold marks, good condition. After 31st Decr. I cease to be a subscriber to the Ray Socy. Not that I have the slightest dissatisfaction with its working, but simply because I wish to transfer my subscription to a Club, whose books are more in accordance with my own studies.

[Paul L. Ford, novelist & biographer] Typed Note Signed Paul L. Ford to a Mr. Tompkins about his Jefferson.

Author: 
Paul L. Ford [Paul Leicester Ford (1865 - 1902), American novelist and biographer].
Publication details: 
[Printed heading] Brooklyn, 29 Feb. 189-[no year given].
£95.00

Three lines, page cr.8vo, one inch closed tear on fold, ow. good condition. Text: Dodd Mead and Co. have secured all the copies of the Jefferson, and as I presume they have not yet sold the edition you ought to be able to get a copy if you want one. Text followed by his address, 97 Clark Street, Brooklyn, N.Y.

[The Panel, Any Questions (Radio)] Signatures of F.H. Freddie Grisewood, Isobel Barnett, Bronowski and others

Author: 
The Panel. Any Questions? November 25, 1960 Tatworth. Freddie Grisewood, Isobel Barnett, Ralph Wightman, J. Bronowski, A.N. Other and Producer Michael Bowen .
Any questions
Publication details: 
[Tatworth, 25 Nov. 1960]
£100.00
Any questions

Page extracted from autograph album, 15 x 10cm, right edge rough, ow good condition. See image. The inks (green particularly) don't respond well to the camera.

[Edmund Evans, Wood Engraver and Printer] Autograph Letter Signed Edmund Evans to Mr H. [Charron?]. about Charles Keene.

Author: 
Edmund Evans (1826-1905), wood engraver and colour printer who worked with Greenaway, Crane, Caldecott and others.
Publication details: 
[Printed] Witley, Surrey excised. [handwritten] 27 Victoria Road, Deal, 15 Sept. 1897.
£320.00

Four pages, 16mo, bifolium, some staining, closed tear on joint, but text clear and complete, as follows: I am sorry that I cannot give you the information about Charles Keene that you ask for. I know that he made some drawings on wood for me - for 'yellow backs' but forget what they were, remembering only some were for Bulwer Lytton's novels, nor do I remember the date, but it was when he had a large top room, over an Engineer's shop in the Strand, about opposite Norfolk Street, before he drew for 'Punch'.

[Shirley Brooks; Punch; David Roberts] Autograph Note Signed Shirley Brooks to David Roberts, Scottish Painter, asking if he has a note from Edwin Landseer, with explanation.

Author: 
C. Shirley Brooks [Charles William Shirley Brooks (1816-1874), editor of 'Punch',1870-1874]
Publication details: 
6 Kent Terrace, Regents Park, N.W., Jan. 15 [docketed in pencil 1862].
£56.00

One page, 12mo, bifolium, pink paper, fold marks, good condition. Text: My dear David Roberts, | Gin a body don't [underlined] meet a body coming to the Club [cf. Burns' poem], a body must write. | Have you got a note of any kin of Edwin Landseer's [name underlined] - any acceptance of a dinner, any thing, that you would give me? | Why? | Because I want to oblige a Scotswoman, in the North, when I would do a deal to oblige. And she wants this autograph. Else, do ye think I'd fash ye wi'such sma' matters. | Ever yours | Shirley Brooks. Burns' Comin' thro' the Rye borrowed.

[Hugh C.E. Childers; First Lord, Admiralty] Autograph Letter Signed Hugh CE Childers to Vice Admiral Lord Clarence Paget CB, announcing his appointment as First Lord of the Admiralty.

Author: 
Hugh C.E. Childers [Hugh Culling Eardley Childers (1827 - 1896), Liberal statesman]
Publication details: 
Private [Admiralty stamp] 22 December 1868.
£80.00

Three pages, 12mo, bifolium, fold marks, good condition. Her Majesty was pleased on the 9th instant to appoint me First Lord of the Admiralty and with the other members of the New Board I have entered today upon the duties of the office. | I shall at all times be happy to receive from you any communication on subjects connected with Naval affairs which you may think it for the public advantage to address to me; and you may rely on my most serious attention being given to such representations as your knowledge and experience in the Service may lead you to make.

[Hesing Xi Cheng or Sheng, Captain of the Keying, Chinese Junk] Signed 8vo portrait drawing of Hesing, known as Xi Cheng. WITH

Author: 
[Hesing; Voyage to England and New York from China, 1846-8]
Hesing
Publication details: 
[c.1848]
£550.00
Hesing

Signed `Hesing´ in bold black ink at the foot beneath his portrait, also adding the junk's name `Keying´ and the name `Suckling´ [not traced] to the portrait, all with their equivalent Chinese characters beneath. Quite heavily foxed, mainly around not on the image and signatures, top left corner torn off (a red ink stamp might have been there as in other examples, with Chinese characters, being the seal of Prince Hui Rui, but other examples would not have fitted in the lost corner). See image.

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