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Laurence Whistler, [Sir Alan Charles Laurence Whistler CBE (21 January 1912 – 19 December 2000) British glass engraver and poet.]

[Laurence Whistler, engraver etc] Five black and white photographs numbered L.W. 30 to L.W.34 on reverse of a glass goblet ornately etched by Whistler for Mark Bonham Carter.

Dimensions six inches by eight. Four of the photographs very good, the other good, but with staining in one corner (capable of professional cleaning). Good, clear, professional images against a black background. The goblet was commissioned by Bonham Carter from Whistler as a wedding present to...

£175.00 whistler
Frederick Spencer Gore [(26 May 1878 – 27 March 1914) was a British painter of landscapes, music-hall scenes and interiors, usually with single figures.]

[Frederick Spencer Gore] Anonymous pencil drawing of him painting at an easel.

English Camden Town Group Painter (1878-1914). Dimensions seven inches by ten inches. Grubby, but in good condition. From the Mark Bonham Carter collection. Captioned 'Spencer Gore | Freddy', with an arrow pointing to impressionistic representation of figure, nine inches high, of the artist in a...

£250.00 Frederick Spencer Gore
Julian Hawthorne, American novelist (1846-1934).

[Julian Hawthorne, American novelist (1846-1934).]Two Autograph Letters Signed Julian Hawthorne to George Bentley, of Bentley & Son, publisher

Total 4pp., 8vo, bifolia, good condition. (LETTER ONE, March) detailed discussion of omissions and changes (presumably to Archibald Malmaison - mentioned in final paragrpah of the letter). He discusses the marking of the proofs, the omission of an obviuos passgage, keeping the footnotes (add...

Eliza Cruikshank (wife of the English caricaturist George Cruikshank, 1792-1878); William Henry Kearley Wright (1844-1915), Plymouth antiquary and librarian and editor of the Ex Libris Society journal

[Wife of George Cruikshank] Autograph Letter Signed from 'E. Cruikshank' to Wright with autograph initials of George.

One page, on paper roughly four and a half inches by seven wide. Very good on lightly aged paper. She is enclosing her husband's signature. '[H]e desires me to thank you for your clever and truthful verses of An appeal to the Protestants of England [Plymouth, 1873]; which he has seen before; and...

Burma Frontier Service; Civil Affairs Staff Centre, Wimbledon; Ralph Esmond Selby Tanner (1921-2017), Social Anthropologist, East African colonial administrator, Evelyn Waugh's batman

[Burma Frontier Service;Evelyn Waugh's batman] 105 items: confidential correspondence, memoranda, reports, printed docs, telegrams, cuttings) relating to R.E.S. Tanner's BFS application and training, including a Civil Affairs Staff Centre course.

For biographical details of Dr R. E. S. Tanner, see the end of this description. Brown card folder (by The Parker File Co. Ltd, Rangoon), housing 105 items (confidential correspondence, memoranda, applications, advisory and information documents, reports, telegrams, newspaper cuttings) relating...

[Braes of Lorn, Argyllshire, Scotland; John Campbell (1762-1834), 4th Earl and 1st Marquess of Breadalbane, Scottish landowner]

[Braes of Lorn, Argyllshire.] Manuscript 'D[ra]ft. Regulations for Braes of Lorn', regarding the duties of tenants.

From the papers of John Campbell, 4th Earl and 1st Marquess of Breadalbane. Without place or date [Lorn, Agyllshire? Circa 1817.] On paper watermarked 'C WILMOTT | 1817'. 3pp., foolscap 8vo. Bifolium. 69 lines of neatly-written text, with three minor corrections. In very good condition, on...

[ Ordnance Survey of Scotland ]

[ Printed book ] Ordnance Survey of Scotland. Book of Reference to the Plan of the Parish of Campbelton in the County of Argyll [ & Parishes of Southend Killean and Kilkenzie]

Three books of Reference, Campbelton, Southend and Killean and Kilkenzie, all in the County of Argyll. Pp. [34]; [16]; [20], half lea., mbd bds, worn, spine damaged, hinge strain front endpaper, faint foxing, ow good. Some pencilled notes.

W. Harrison Ainsworth [William Harrison Ainsworth] (1805-1882), Victorian historical novelist and close friend of Charles Dickens [Alexander William Kinglake (1809-1891), author of 'Eothen']

[William Harrison Ainsworth, Victorian historical novelist and close friend of Charles Dickens.] Autograph Letter Signed, as editor of the New Monthly Magazine [to Alexander William Kinglake], discussing a manuscript article on a 'Russian Tour'.

The subject of this article is discussed by William M. Johnston, in his article ‘William Kinglake’s “A Summer in Russia”: A Neglected Memoir of Saint Petersburgh in 1845’ (TSLL, Spring 1967). The memoir was published anonymously by Ainsworth in the New Monthly Magazine, of which he was editor...

£180.00 William Harrison Ainsworth
W. Harrison Ainsworth [William Harrison Ainsworth] (1805-1882), Victorian historical novelist and close friend of Charles Dickens

[William Harrison Ainsworth, Victorian historical novelist and close friend of Charles Dickens.] Autograph Signature to valediction to letter.

See his entry in the Oxford DNB. On one side of 9 x 6 cm piece section from a letter and laid down on slightly larger and thicker piece of paper. In good condition, lightly aged. Reads: '[...] / to subscribe myself / Your faithful Servant / W. Harrison Ainsworth. / Kensal Manor House, / Harrow...

£30.00 William Harrison Ainsworth
Thomas Chalmers (1780-1847), 'Scotland's greatest nineteenth-century churchman', Professor of Theology, economist, leader of the Church of Scotland and Free Church of Scotland [Thomas Henry Lister]

['Scotland's greatest nineteenth-century churchman': Thomas Chalmers, Professor of Theology, economist, leader of both the Church and Free Church of Scotland.] Autograph Memorandum on church extension, for Thomas Henry Lister.

A document of some historical significance. The context of is described in Chalmers' entry in the Oxford DNB: 'In 1835 the whig government of Viscount Melbourne appointed a royal commission of inquiry to investigate church accommodation in Scotland, but the commission moved slowly about its work...

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