ABBOTSFORD

[ Sr Walter Scott, 'The Wizard of the North'. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('W Scott') to his publisher James Ballantyne ('Dear James')

Author: 
Sir Walter Scott [ 'The Wizard of the North' ] (1771-1832), Scottish writer, author of the Waverley Novels [ James Ballantyne (1772-1833), Scottish editor and publisher ]
Publication details: 
No place [ Abbotsford ]. 'Wednesday Morning' [27 November 1826?].
£320.00

1p., 16mo. In fair condition, on lightly aged paper, laid down on card backing removed from an album. He writes that he only received Ballantyne's letter on his return from Melville Castle (seat of Robert Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville), where he was 'obliged to go for a day'. He is now returning 'sheets P. & Q to press and will soon send copy'. He has been 'pleased with a note from Cadell that we had a Pisgah peep of <?>'. The letter ends with the Latin tag: 'post tot discrimina rerum' ('after many dangers').?>

[ Sir Walter Scott. ] Manuscript (Autograph?) Copy of Letter from Lord Montagu of Boughton, 'as Chairman ad interim of the Sub-Committee of the Abbotsford Fund', to 'Monsr. le Baron Ompteda', regarding a 'very handsome Subscription from Hanover'.

Author: 
Henry Montagu-Scott (1776-1845), 2nd Baron Montagu of Boughton [ Baron Ompteda; Freiherr von Ompteda; Sir Walter Scott; Abbotsford Fund ]
Publication details: 
Hamilton Place [London]. 10 July 1833.
£180.00

3pp., 4to. Bifolium. In fair condition, aged and worn. Almost certainly in Montagu's own hand. Headed 'Copy' and ending '(signed) Montagu | Chairman Sub. Com. | Abbotsford Subn.' Addressed to 'His Excellency Monsr. le Baron Ompteda'. Acknowledging receipt of a letter from Ompteda wnich informed him of 'the very handsome Subscription from Hanover of £170. 10/ to which their Royal Highnesses the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge and Langravine of Hesse Homburg have contributed so liberally'.

The Abbotsford Subscription.

Author: 
R. A. Dundas, Secretary, Royal Society of Literature [Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), Scottish novelist and poet]
Publication details: 
St. Martin's Place, Dec. 7, 1832.'
£80.00

Disbound. Octavo: four pages. Good: slightly aged and with some creasing to extremities. Thirty-one lines of text, followed by a double-column list of subscribers, and amounts subscribed.

30 photographs illustrative of the life of Sir Walter Scott, marked up for publication.

Author: 
Sir Walter Scott photographic illustrations
Publication details: 
Undated [1920s?]
£110.00

The photographs vary in size from 24 x 18.5 cm to 8 x 6.5 cm. The overall condition is good, with one chipped along the edges. 13 have been touched up for publication, a few quite heavily. Annotated, with dimensions, on backs.

Autograph Card Signed ('W. S. Crockett') to Lieut. J. W. Light of the 25th Reserve Battalion, Bramshott Camp, Hampshire.

Author: 
W. S. Crockett [William Shillinglaw Crockett] (1866-1945), Scottish author
Publication details: 
30 October 1917; The Manse, Tweedsmuir, Scotland.
£25.00

On printed postcard, with a postmarked postage stamp. Addressed by Crockett. Aged and creased, with paperclip markings. Asks to see a copy of 'The Maple Leaf', 'so that I may have an idea as to the sort of thing you want for the Xmas. no.'

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