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The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company; Gilbert & Sullivan

[The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company; Gilbert & Sullivan] A small collection (11) of the Autograph Signatures of Singers in the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company

Eleven Signatures of members of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, 7 signatures on 7 x 13 x 8cm paper laid down on detached album leaves, good condition, 18 x 14cm, 4 (2 each) signatures on same album leaves, all with tissue fronts. Signatures as follows (usually with a brief greeting such as Best...

Naomi Jacob [Naomi Eleanor Clare Ellington Jacob (1884 – 1964), writer, actress and broadcaster.]

[Naomi Jacob] Typescripts of her plays THE ACE (A Play in One Act) AND THE DAWN (A Play in One Act)

A. The Ace: 29 pages, sm. fol., in red paper covers, bindin a little battered but contents very good, address of agent handwritten on title (Elsa Daniels, 179 Manchester Road, Bury, Lancs). The play centres on Mary, Queen of Scots; B. The Dawn: 23 pages, sm. fol., in sl.stained folder, contents...

Kenneth Grahame, author of The Wind in the Willows

[Kenneth Grahame] Signature Kenneth Grahame in his function as Hon. Sec. of the New Shakespere Society

Most of the form has been clipped, and one edge trimmed, leaving only the printed line One Guinea, being a yearly subscription due 1st January 18[7 crossed out; 88 added in Grahame's hand], Signed Kenneth Grahame | Hon. Sec. See scan.

£100.00 Kenneth Grahame
Clara Butt [Rumford] [Dame Clara Ellen Butt (1872 – 1936), contralto]

[Clara Butt] Counter Signed Cheque Clara Butt Rumford on reverse.

Cancelled cheque, 18 x 8.5cm, fold mrks, some foxing, mainly good, Payee 'Clara Butt Rumford' (smaller and neater than normal), two guineas, signed 'William John Leach Joint a/c'.

£45.00 Clara Butt
Oliver Wendell Holmes [August 29, 1809 – October 7, 1894), American physician, poet, and polymath based in Boston]

[Oliver Wendell Holmes; Walter Scott] Autograph Letter Signed OWHolmes to David Douglas, publisher and editor, a fine letter responding to the latter's gift of his editions of Scott's 'Journal' and 'Familiar Letters'.

Four pages, 12mo, good condition, tipped on to page removed from David Douglas's personal copy of his Familiar Letters of Sir Walter Scott (1894) (see my #23402). Text: The two beautiful volumes of Scott's Letters reached me [presumably pre-publication] some days ago, and I have found time to...

[David Douglas, publisher and editor, and Sir Walter Scott]

[David Douglas, publisher and editor, and Sir Walter Scott] The Personal Copies of publisher and editor, David Douglas, of The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (1890) and Familiar Letters of Sir Walter Scott, extra-illustrated with Correspondence.

Months sometimes pass without my having an opportunity of reading a book for my own amusement, but I hope in this case to begin soon.John Murray IV, publisherDavid Douglas, Edinburgh publisher, edited and published The Journal of Sir Walter Scott in 1890 and Familiar Letters of Sir Walter Scott...

Thomas DuGard [Dugard, physician to the Shropshire Infirmary, and honorary fellow of the Geological Society].

[Thomas DuGard, geologist] Part of an Autograph Letter Signed only.

Paper, 19 x 6cm, all legible but poor condition with staining, one word obscured. Text: (recto) have sent you two spec[imens][rest of line cut off] found in this County - the other a rare [naturla?] product but very plentiful here. | The Actinatus amygdalites is found upon the Caer Caradoc the...

F.M. Wibaut and Mrs Wibaut-Berdenis van Berlekom. Translator: Cornelie Russell

[F.M. Wibaut, social democrat politician, writer on economic subjects etc; Mrs Wibaut-Berdenis, feminist writer] Marriage in the Making, translated from Wordend Huwelijk by Cornelie Russell. (unpublished)

Typescript, 99pp., 4to, paper wraps, stapled, sl. chipped and stained, text good+. Enclosed: Brief biographical information about the Dutch joint authors, typescript, one page, edge dusted and ragged but complete. WITH: 5 pages of complimentary reviews of the Dutch edition in periodicals or by...

H.M.S. Tyne, Flagship; Japan; Pacific Fleet

[H.M.S. Tyne, Flagship; Japan; Pacific Fleet] Two Typescripts (cyclostyled or similar): H.M.S. Tyne's Commission. Pacific Fleet 1944-46 AND Guide to Japan AND Plan of Yokohama Port

A. H.M.S. Tyne's Commission. Pacific Fleet 1944-46, typescript (cyclostyled or similar), 14pp., fol., stapled, small coloured image of desert island with palm trees on front cover, covers dusted, sl. chipped and stained, but complete and fully legible. Preliminary page detailed list of places...

B.C. Brodie [Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie, 2nd Baronet FRS (1817?1880), chemist.]

[B.C. Brodie, chemist; Florence Nightingale; Lady Nurses] Autograph Letter Signed B C Brodie to an unnamed male correspindent, concerning lady nurses.

Three pages, 12mo, bifolium, second leaf laid down on slightly larger paper, edges dusted, small closed tear, fully legible, fair condition. I thank you for the history that you have sent me of the Smyrna hospital. I read it with great interest; & thinking that it might be also interesting...

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