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John Forster [(1812 – 1876), biographer and critic, friend of Charles Dickens].

[John Forster, biographer of Dickens] Autograph Letter Signed John Forster to My dear George.

One page, cr. 8vo, one small closed tear, fold marks, corner cut off (not affecting text), sl. crumpled, a scrawl of a handwriting. I send the parcel, which I hope will not greatly inconvenience you. | I expected to have had a parcel from [Mr?] Blackett [publisher] but I find myself unable to...

£75.00
Hans Feibusch [Hans Nathan Feibusch (1898 – 1998), German painter and sculptor of Jewish heritage who lived and worked in Britain from 1933 until his death]

[Hans Feibusch, German Painter] Three Autograph Notes Signed initially H.Feibusch, then Hans Feibusch to a Mr. Musgrave [Clifford Musgrave of the Royal Pavilion etc?], one with a drawing.

Total 4pp., 2x 12mo, 1 x 8vo, good condition. Letter One (1940), 2pp, Thanking him for two paintings which arrived in perfect condition. The packing case is being sent back to you [small drawing of cherub tweeking a Christmas Tree] This [the drawing] is to symbolise a premature Xmas wish which...

£180.00
John Muir [(1838 – 1914), influential Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, botanist, zoologist, glaciologist, and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness

[John Muir, environmental pioneer etc] Autograph Letter Signed John Muir, to David Douglas, Publisher/Editor of Scott's Letters and Journal, responding to his receipt of Walter Scott's Journal and discussing enthusastically his visit to the UK.

Four pages, 8vo, bifolium, remnants of tipping into David Douglas's gift of Sir Walter Scott's Journal published in 1890, edited by the publisher, Douglas. Edges stained, some marking, text clear and complete, as follows: My dear Mr Douglas, | I got home safely, & have been very busy with...

£2,250.00 Muir page 4
Everard Meynell (1882-1926), writer, journalist and book collector.

[ Everard Meynell ] Autograph Letter Signed Everard Meynell, Corpl., R.A.F. to W.Downing | Birmingham (bookseller) about a Mr Johnston's examples of handwriting, samples of the pen used by Downing, and Downing's latest (book) catalogues.

One page, 8vo, laid down on sl. larger piece of stiff paper, edges v. slightly frayed, faint ink line through (clear) text, name of Everard Meynell stylishly printed (or more likely written calligraphically) at base. Text: I have written for the Examples of Handwriting required by you, and will...

£180.00
Nicholas Vansittart, 1st Baron Bexley (1766 – 1851), politician, long-serving Chancellor [Monrovia], Vice-President American Colonization Society.

[Baron Bexley; repatriation of freedmen (USA); map] Autograph Letter Signed Bexley to Capt. Rosenberg R.N. about his Prospectus involving corrections to a Map (see Note below - coast of Africa/Liberia

Two pages, 12mo, bifolium (second leaf blank), good condition. I return the Prospectus with your proposed corrections which appear to me very proper. The alteration of the Map [see Note 2 below] will be an improvement as it will give us less the appearance of a branch of the American Society...

£280.00
J.L. Hammond [John Lawrence Le Breton Hammond (1872 – 1949), journalist and writer on social history and politics]

[ J.L. Hammond; social history] Autograph Letter Signed J L Hammond to Harold [Docketed H.J. Massingham], concerning the Plumage Bill.

One page, 4t, lined paper, fold marks, small closed tear, good condition. difficult hand in parts. I must send you a line to say how bitterly disappointed I am that all your magnificent work on the Plumage Bill - for which my wife & I have unbounded admiration - has ended in this [??]. It...

£120.00
William Cowan, banker, Provost of Ayr [East India Company]

William Cowan, Provost of Ayr [East India Company] Autograph Note Signed William Cowan Provost [of Ayr, Scotland] to Lord Melville [deceased! See note below] referring to a Petition asking for involvement in East India trade [not present].

One page, 8vo, bifolium (second leaf blank except for docketing of name and date), good condition. Text: I have the honour to transmit to your Lordship the Copy of a Petition which the Magistrates & Council of this Burgh beg your Lordship will have the goodness to present tothe House of...

£100.00
Sydney Horler [1888 – 1954), prolific British novelist specialising in thrillers].

[ Sydney Horler; thrillers ] Autograph Comments on an unfavourable newspaper snippet, Signed Sydney Horler..

One page, 4to, fold mark, edges sl. stained, text clear and complete, comprising, newspaper snippet, 6 x 5cm, laid down in top half of page, which sneers at Horler stock in trade Terror novels, particularly his latest The Moon Murders, concluidng, Mr. Horler is quite shameless; even the King's...

£100.00
Sir John Eldon Gorst (1861 – 1911), Consul-General in Egypt from 1907–1911.

[Eldon Gorst; Slatin Pasha] Autograph Letter Signed Eldon Gorst to Jackson [presumably Major-General Herbert Jackson, sometime Governor of Dongola], about the reception of some boots, a visit to Dongola, and contact with Slatin Pasha.

Three pages, 16mo, bifolium, foxing on internal 'spine', good condition, a sprawling hand. The [?] boots have arrived and are an excellent fit. Will you please tell the maker that I am quite satisfied. Thank you very much for the trouble you have taken about them. | Since my return I have been...

£120.00
[Army Generals under Queen Anne]

[Army Generals under Queen Anne; William Lowndes] Part of a Document Signed by General Officers (Generals) concerning the provision of clothing, presumably to the Army. Addressed to William Lowndes, Secretary to the Treasury.

Part-document, 19 x 13cm. tipped on to sl. larger paper, stained but legible. Probably the lower half of a document, text commencing (secretarial): We the Genl Officers for putting in Execution the said Instructions do desire that you will have a special Regard to the said Clause or Article in...

£250.00
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