[ Highclere Castle; Downton Abbey; Auction Catalogue ] Heroes at Highclere | Auction Guide inscribed by some of the cast of Downton Abbey.

[ Highclere Castle; Downton Abbey ]
Publication details: 
Highclere Castle, Sunday 16 October 2011.

TWO COPIES, leaflet, auction catalogue, 8pp., 8vo each, very good to fine condition. Illustrated Catalogue including items from Downton House, inc. script from Episode One. COPY ONE: Inscribed front Fiona [Carn?] [Fiona, Lady Carnarvon, Countess of Carnarvon] and Signed on the back page by actors who appeared in Downton Abbey: Jim Carter (also the 'auctioneer'), Phyllis Logan Lesley Nicol, Sophie McShera, Hugh Bonneville, and Allen Leach. COPY TWO: A marked copy, with prices realised.

[ Henry Howard, 4th Earl of Carnarvon, Conservative politician. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Carnarvon') to an unnamed recipient (the Secretary of the British Academy?), reaffirming his decision not to send pictures.

Henry Howard Molyneux Herbert, 4th Earl of Carnarvon (1831-1890), Conservative politician [ Highclere Castle art collection ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of The Coppice, Henley on Thames. 1 November 1879.

2pp., 12mo. Bifolium on grey paper. In fair condition, lightly aged and creased. He writes: 'It really costs me a great deal to say no to any wish that you and the Academy may express: but I do not like to alter my conclusion, at all events at present, in regard to the pictures. I hope you will not think me illiberal, but I have so great an objection to their incurring the risk of an unnecessary journey that I hope you will not ask me.'

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