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[ICA Gallery] Georges Braque [(1882–1963), 20th-century French painter, collagist, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor.]

[ Georges Braque; Cubism; Catalogue; extensively annotated in pencil by Welsh Artist, John Bromfield Gay Rees ] Georges Braque. An Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings from collections in England: with lithographs 1909-1953

Catalogue, 12 unnumbered pages, illustrations, 16 x 17 cm, front cover (with Braque drawing he has sent specially for use as a poster and on the cover of the catalogue) grubby, staples rusty, ow fair. John Bromfield Gay Rees has covered the inside covers and back cover with rough drawings of...

£250.00
Giulia Grisi (1811 – 1869), Italian opera singer.

[ Giulia Grisi, opera singer ] Bold Signature Giulia Grisi.

Signature on slip of paper, c.11 x 2cm, with embossed coat of arms (crown on top), laid down on slightly larger card, sl. irregular, good condition. Docketed the late Madame Grisi. See image,

£56.00 GRISI
Vera Lynn [ Dame Vera Margaret Lynn (née Welch; 1917 -2020), singer, songwriter and entertainer]

[Vera Lynn, Forces' Sweetheart] B & W Photograph of a youthful Vera Lynn Signed Sincerely Yours | Vera Lynn

B & W Photograph, 8 x 13cm, very good condition except for remnants of laying down on the reverse. See image.

£45.00 Vera Lynn
Marquis of Linlithgow [John Adrian Louis Hope, 1st Marquess of Linlithgow, 7th Earl of Hopetoun, (1860 -1908) aristocrat, statesman, Ist Governor-General of Australia, earlier Governor of Victoria].

[Marquis of Linlithgow; G G Australia] Brief subscription of letter, Signed Linlithgow.

Piece of letter, shaped, 7 x 4cm, laid down on paper (part of album leaf prob.), 14 x 8cm. Text: I am | Yrs very truly | Linlithgow. Docketed in pencil with information about him (Governor-General of Australia). See image. On reverse of paper, the signature of the Breadalbanes.

£40.00
Baron Paul Julius de Reuter [Paul Julius Freiherr von Reuter, Baron von Reuter (born as Israel Beer Josaphat, (1816 -1899), German-born entrepreneur, founder of Reuters News Agency.]

[ Baron de Reuter; Reuters] Autograph Note Signed Julius de Reuter (a touch illegibly) to Sir Richard [Temple], administrator in British India and a politician, about an invitation.

One page, 12mo, laid down on slightly larger. unevenly cut, card. A bold hand: I confirm my letter of the 25 inst in which I accepted your king invitation for Monday next and beg now to ackowledge the receipt of the invitation card you kindly sent me and remain sincerely [...]

£180.00
Sir Richard Owen (1804-1892), biologist, palaeontologist, comparative anatomist, first Director of Natural History Museum, opponent of the theory of evolution of Charles Darwin

[Sir Richard Owen, palaeontologist, opponent of Darwin's theory; Giant Moa.] Autograph Draft part lecture, re. 'the power of God' and 'study of the Scripture', vs 'men' 'gone astray'. WITH Autograph Description of Plates concerning Great Moa

An important artefact: a folio page carrying an Autograph Rough Draft of the central passage of a lecture in which Owen – four years after the publication of Darwin's 'Origin of Species' – defends the theistic view of evolution. One of two folio pages in Owen's autograph on the same leaf, the...

£1,250.00
William Godwin [ (1756–1836), journalist, political philosopher and novelist.]

[ William Godwin, political philosopher ] Autograph Address only from Letter to Victorian Novelist Lady Stepney.

Piece of paper, c.11 x 5cm, on sl.larger card, foxed. Some marking of address but text clear: Lady Stepney | Henrietta Street | Cavendish Square

£100.00
Roderick Murchison [Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st Baronet, (1792 – 1871), Scottish geologist.]

[Roderick Murchison, geologist; The Search for Franklin] Autograph Note Signed Roderick Murchison to Hickey [prob. E. Hickey, fellow member, Geographical Society], re. Francis Baring's question in Parliament about The Search for John Franklin.

£550.00
Richard Doyle [Richard Dickie Doyle, illustrator of the Victorian era]

[ Richard Doyle, illustrator ] Autograph Letter Signed R Doyle to unnamed correspondent about work for him.

One page, 12mo, bifolium, good condition. Since I saw you last I hve not neen well, and have in consequence not been able to make progress with the work, on the completion of which depended my being able to undertake and illustrations for you book. | I regret that it is so, but am obliged to say...

£280.00
Carl Haag [ (1820-1915), Bavarian-born painter who became a naturalized British subject and was court painter to the duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.]

[ Carl Haag, painter ] Autograph Letter Signed Carl Haag to Sir Richard Temple, administrator in British India and a British politician, about Temple's stay in Brittany, other [un]interesting matters, including (briefly) current work.

Two pages, obl. 8vo, fold marks, closed tear along fold, remnants of sellotape, some marking, text clear and complete. He appreciates Temple's enjoyment of Brittany, and his and his description of prehistorical remains so enticing that it makes me wish to visit the same spot. He is holding a...

£45.00
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