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François Antonini' [Joseph Contrafatto (b.1798); l'abbé Contrafatto], Sicilian-born French priest; sentenced to hard labour for an 'affaire de mœurs'; imprisoned, 1827; released, 1845] [paedophilia]

Contemporary copy of letter, in French, by the convict 'François Antonini | No 18933. Salle 4 [Bagne de Brest]' to 'trés chèr [sic] Père', docketed 'Lettre écrite et traduite par le Prètre Contrafatto'.

8vo: 2 pp. Thirty lines of text. Very good, on lightly-aged laid paper. Distinctive use of diacritics. Informing the recipient of 'des bonnes nouvelles, ayant participé à la clémence Royale. Ma peine a été rémise a 8. ans, par consequence je ne' Suis plus condamné a perpetuité, et j'éspere en...

French £56.00
Helen Mathers' [pen name of Ellen Buckingham Mathews (1853-1920); Helen Reeves; Mrs. Reeves], English popular novelist

Autograph Letter Signed ('Helen Mathers. | (Helen Reeves)') to unnamed male correspondent.

12mo, 3 pp. Bifolium. Spike hole through both leaves, not affecting text. Fair, on aged paper. She states that 'The story would be ready to commence the 2nd. week in March.' She then gives a list of her five 'other works besides Comin' thro the Rye'. The first two in the list are said to have...

Women £125.00
i' [iota] (Joseph William Gleeson White, 1851-1898), English writer on art and founder of the 'Studio' magazine [Art Workers Guild; Arts and Crafts Movement]

Letters to Eminent Hands; to wit Andrew Lang, Bret Hart, Edna Lyall, F. Anstey, George Moore, Grant Allen, Phil Robinson, Rhoda Broughton, Robt. Louis Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy, W. S. Gilbert.

Small 8vo. Pages: x + 74. In original cream printed wraps. One of two hundred copies of the 'Small Paper edition'. In the 'Moray Library'. Internally sound and clean. Light spotting and wear to wraps. Minor foxing to endpapers. Trenchant observations on an interesting selection of late-Victorian...

Literature £180.00
I. M. C.' [i.e. Isabella M. Cronyn] (Lady Couchman)


Wife of railway engineer and administrator in India and Burma. Stitched 8vo pamphlet, in printed card wraps. In good condition. 16 pages. 6 poems: 'Lines written during a tour with my husband through Baluchistan into Persia, 1918', 'Written on the way to see the naval review, July 1935 (A...

Women £25.00
Inti Illapa' (pseud. of Santiago Pereda Hidalgo) [Peru; Peruvian]


8vo: xii + 64 pp. In original green wraps, printed in red with illustration on front, with printed signature of 'Inti Tupac', and large distinctive publisher's device on back. Good, on yellowed high-acidity paper, in faded wraps, with Yapp edges a little chipped. Inscribed on fly-leaf 'Para el...

Literature £250.00
James Bridie' (Osborne Henry Mavor,1888-1951), Scottish playwright, screenwriter and surgeon

Typed Note Signed ('O. H. Mavor. | James Briddie') to Rev. E. J. F. Davies.

One page, 12mo. Very good. 'Do forgive my delay. I had lost your letter!'

Literature £30.00
James Philpott (Trained Certificated Schoolmaster).' [Newcastle-on-Tyne; education]

Our Abominable Schools.

8vo, ii + 29 pp. In original printed wraps. Text clear and complete. On aged and lightly-creased paper, with rusty staples, and wraps detached and repaired internally along spine. Wraps worn and discoloured. Ownership signature at head of front wrap.A little ink underlining, with occasional...

Social history £185.00
John Oliver Hobbes' (Pearl Mary-Teresa Craigie, nee Richards, 1867-1906), Anglo-American Catholic novelist

Autograph Note Signed ('Pearl Mary-Teresa Craigie') to unnamed male correspondent.

One page, 12mo. On aged and spotted paper, with traces of previous mount on reverse. Craigie's 'PMTC' monogram in top left-hand corner, and a red '45' in a red circle in top right-hand. Fourteen-line biographical cutting laid down along one edge. Reads 'Dear Sir | I have much pleasure in sending...

Women £50.00
John Oxenham' (William Arthur Dunkerley, 1852-1941), British journalist, poet and novelist

Autograph Note Signed ('John Oxenham') to 'Master M. Bull'.

One page, 12mo. Very good, on lightly aged paper mounted on piece of card. Reads 'London | July 28/13 | Master M. Bull | I append autograph as requested | Yours truly | John Oxenham'.

Literature £10.00
Lewis Melville' [Lewis S. Benjamin (1874-1932)], English author and actor

Autograph Letter Signed ('Lewis Melville') to Messrs George Routledge & Sons, Ltd.

12mo, 1 p. 7 lines of closely-written text. Clear and complete. On aged and slightly-grubby paper. He has received their letter regarding his 'Life of Thackeray', and appreciates 'the reason for your delay in deciding whether or no to issue a cheap edition. Undoubtedly the inclusion of my book...

Book Trade History £28.00