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[ Peter Graham, Scottish artist. ] Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Jack' [i.e. John, son of Scottish artist Faed], regarding his pictures in a Royal Academy exhibition.

Author: 
Peter Graham (1836-1921), RA, Scottish artist [ Thomas Faed (1826-1900), Scottish painter ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of 93 Ladbroke Grove, Notting Hill, London W. 29 March [no year].
£35.00

2pp., 16mo. Bifolium with black border. He writes that he had 'looked forward with great interest to seeing your academy pictures for this year', but that he is disappointed not to be able to do so, as a result of a heavy cold. 'I have no doubt they will more than sustain your reputation, and it will be a true pleasure to me to hail them on good places on the line in the R.A.' He ends by sending regards 'to Mrs. Faed & yourself'.

[ Murdoch's Family Bible and Standard Works Warehouse. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('H Dodd') from the manager of the branch in Aston, Birmingham, to 'Mr J Gulliver', requesting payment for a subscription in order to 'save the expences of sending a man

Author: 
Murdoch's Family Bible and Standard Works Warehouse [ Henry Dodd, Manager of the branch in Aston, Birmingham; National Fine Art Association, London ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the branch in Aston, Birmingham, of Murdoch's Family Bible and Standard Works Warehouse. 17 December 1880.
£56.00

1p., 4to. On pink paper. In fair condition, lightly aged, worn and creased. With Dodd's personal oval stamp in purple ink. Reads: 'Mr J Gulliver | Sir | Will you kindly forward to me at the above the subscription on Bible you had of us in September | In so doing you will save the expences of sending a man'

Autograph list by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, naming pictures he has contributed to thirteen international exhibitions between 1862 and 1898, proposed in autograph queries by the art historian William Roberts.

Author: 
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912), Dutch-born English painter of the 'Victorian Olympus' period [William Roberts (1862-1940), art historian]
Publication details: 
Address in bottom left-hand corner of 'W. Roberts 47, Lansdowne Gardens, Clapham, S.W.' [Circa 1898.]
£500.00

1p., folio. Good, on a lightly-aged piece of ruled paper. In two columns, with the left-hand column, written out by Roberts with his address at the foot, headed 'Name of Exhibition', and listing twelve international exhibitions between 1862 (Amsterdam) and 1898 (Brussels). The right-hand column, headed 'Picture Exhibition', carries Alma-Tadema's responses, some of which are written in darker ink than others, indicating that they were added at more than one point. Alongside 'Paris (EU) 1867' he writes '13 pictures amongst them.

[Leopold Lowenstam, English-based Dutch etcher.] Business letterbook, containing copies of several hundreds of his letters, over a twenty year period, to 72 individuals and institutions, including patrons and artists at home and abroad.

Author: 
Leopold Lowenstam [Leopold Henry Lowenstam] (1842-1898), Dutch etcher working in England [Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema; Rosa Bonheur; Jozef Israels; Robert Dowling]
Publication details: 
Most earlier letters from 9 Titchfield Terrace, Regents Park [London]; most later letters from Woodcroft, Three Bridges [Sussex]. Dating from between 1877 and 1897.
£1,500.00

380pp., 4to. Carbon copies on rectos of numbered leaves. Preceded by an eleven-leaf thumb index (not complete). In original brown leather half-binding, marbled boards and endpapers. Internally sound and tight, in heavily-worn binding lacking spine. At the heart of the correspondence are eight letters to the artist with whom Lowenstam is most of all associated, Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema. These date from the 1890s, and are all addressed to 'My dear Tadema'.

[ Terry Jeeves, science-fiction artist and fanzine editor. ] Typed Letter Signed ('Terry') to Don Malcolm, on a number of topics including his lifelong interest in aeronautics and space travel.

Author: 
Terry Jeeves [ Byron Terry Jeeves; B. T. Jeeves ] (1922-2011), Science-Fiction artist, writer and fanzine editor [ Don Malcolm, Scottish science fiction expert; Glasgow, Scotland; British sci-fi ]
Publication details: 
On his illustrated letterhead, 230 Bannerdale Rd, Sheffield. 8 July [no year, but circa 1970 ].
£90.00

2pp., 4to. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. On two leaves stapled together. The letterhead, printed in red, is a cartoon portrait of the artist with palette and brush, pointing to the address on a blackboard. A long chatty letter, listing the titles and prices of an order Malcolm has made, describing his activities at a time when he is 'pushed like mad', arranging an 'interview for ERG', discribing the contents of the four albums of his stamp collecting ('I wouldn't call myself a philatelist . . . .

[ Louis Haghe, lithographer and watercolourist. ] Autograph Signature.

Author: 
Louis Haghe (1806-1865), Belgian lithographer and watercolour artist, based in England
Publication details: 
Place and date not stated.
£20.00

The signature 'Louis Haghe' on 0.8 x 5 cm. piece of grey paper, evidently cut from a letter. In good condition, close cropped and lightly aged.

[ Sir Henry Raeburn, Scottish portrait painter. ] Two Autograph Letters Signed and one Autograph Note Signed (all 'Henry Raeburn') to John Cockburn Ross, discussing terms for painting him, and a debt owed to him by Sir Alexander Don for a portrait.

Author: 
Sir Henry Raeburn (1756-1823), Scottish portrait painter [ John Cockburn Ross; Sir Alexander Don ]
Publication details: 
All from Edinburgh [ Scotland ]. 6 and 29 November 1797, and 7 June 1806.
£750.00

The first two are addressed to Ross, 'of Rochester by Greenlaw', and the third to him 'of Shandwick by Parkhill | Rossshire'. Each letter with postmark in red ink. ONE: Letter of 6 November 1797. 3pp., 4to. In good condition, lightly aged and worn.

[ Sale catalogue, with pencil annotations. ] Catalogue of an Exhibition of a Unique Collection of Autograph Letters of Famous Painters.

Author: 
The Leicester Galleries, Leicester Square, London; Charles Whittingham & Co., The Chiswick Press, London
Publication details: 
Ernest Brown & Phillips, The Leicester Galleries, Leicester Square, London. March, 1912. Printed by Charles Whittingham and Co., The Chiswick Press, London.
£100.00

Medium-length unpaginated volume, 16mo. With ten fold-out plates (Perugino, Raphael, Giulio Clovio, Paolo Veronese, Rubens, Nicolas Poussin, Jean Marc Nattier, Thomas Gainsborough, Raeburn, Francois Millet). In printed wraps. On aged and worn paper, in heavily worn wraps. 118 items, well described, with prices.

[ Sir John Tenniel and his Punch cartoons. ] Printed and illustrated invitation card to a private view of his drawings for 'Punch Cartoons'.

Author: 
Sir John Tenniel (1820-1914), English illustrator, famed for his Punch cartoons and work with 'Lewis Carroll' (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) [ Punch, or the London Charivari; Fine Art Society ]
Publication details: 
At the Fine Art Society's, 148 New Bond Street [ London ]. 30 March [ 1895 ].
£56.00

Printed in black on one side of a 12.5 x 17 cm card. In fair condition, on aged and creased paper, with a little light staining. To the right of the page is an illustration by Tenniel of Mr Punch holding Yorick's skull, while a pug dog looks on. Text reads: 'Sir John Tenniel requests the honour of a visit from [blank] and friend, On Saturday, March 30th, To the Private View of some of his Drawings for "Punch Cartoons," etc., At the Fine Art Society's, 148, New Bond Street. 10 to 6 o'clock.'

[ Thomas Atholl Robertson, Scottish printer and publisher. ] Typed Letter Signed ('T. Atholl Robertson') to the Secretary, Royal Society of Arts, regarding the fitness of the industrial artist A. Rutledge Crouch for 'recognition by the R.S.A.'

Author: 
Thomas Atholl Robertson (1874-1955), Scottish fine art printer, publisher, and Liberal politician [ A. Rutledge Crouch, illustrator and industrial artist; the Royal Academy of Arts, London ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of W. N. Sharpe Ltd., Fine Art Publishers, Bradford. 4 March 1941.
£35.00

1p., 4to. In good condition, on lightly aged and creased paper. With Royal Society stamp of acknowledgement. Written on behalf of Crouch, who is 'desirious of securing recognition by the R.S.A.', and who has 'supplied us with many designs of high artistic merit or many years and has made a considerable contribution to theh success of our fine art productions.' He praises the 'originality of design and the high artistic merit of his work', and considers that 'his work for industrial art deserves the highest recognition', being 'easily recognizable' and in a 'style distinctly his own'.

[ Sir Francis Bernard Dicksee, Victorian artist. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Frank Dicksee') to Shirley Slocombe, thanking him for his congratulations on his appointment as President of the Royal Academy.

Author: 
Sir Frank Dicksee [ Sir Francis Bernard Dicksee ] (1853-1928), Victorian painter and illustrator, President of the Royal Academy [ Charles Llewellyn Shirley Slocombe (1872-1935), portrait painter ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of Greville House, 3 Greville Place, Maida Vale [London]. 3 January 1924.
£33.00

1p., 12mo. In good condition. In stamped envelope addressed by Dicksee to 'Shirley Slocombe Esq. | 27 Warwick Gardens | Kensington | W.14'. He apologises for his late reply to Slocombe's 'kind congratulations', explaining that he is 'faced by over 500 letters all needing answers'. Dicksee was knighted the following year.

[ Sir Oswald Walters Brierly, English marine artist. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('O S Brierly') to Walter J. Fawcett

Author: 
Oswald Brierly [ Sir Oswald Walters Brierly ] (1817-1894), English marine artist [ Prince Victor of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1833-1891), Admiral in the Royal Navy, and sculptor ]
Publication details: 
38 Ampthill Square, NW [London]. 10 February 1873.
£40.00

1p., 12mo. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. He acknowledges receipt of a cheque for 35 guineas, for 'the small drawing of Constantinople', adding that 'Prince Hohenlohe called and saw it here today, and liked it very much'. He ends with the news that he has engaged 'Heffer to call here for it, & pack & send it to its destination'.

[ Lady Eastnor. ] Autograph Letter in the third person to her drawing master Edmund Thomas Parris, with reference to two of his other clients.

Author: 
Caroline Harriet Somers-Cocks (1794-1873), Lady Eastnor [born Caroline Harriet Yorke], later Countess Somers [ Edmund Thomas Parris (1793-1873), architect and artist ]
Publication details: 
15 Berkeley Square [ London ]. 'Saturday' [no date, but on 1835 Whatman paper.]
£56.00

3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In very good condition, lightly-aged. She begins by explaining that as she is 'obliged to leave London', she will not be able to 'draw any more at his House this year'. She asks him to inform her how much she owes him 'for the Lessons he has been so obliging as to give - Lady Katherine Douglas & Miss Stuart will be at Mr. Parris's this Morning - | Ly Eastnor is desired by Lady Selkirk, & Lady Stuart de Rothesay, to enquire from Mr. Parris, what they are indebted to him for the Lessons to these two young Ladies'.

[ William Leighton Leitch, Scottish artist. ] Four Autograph Letters Signed (all 'W L Leitch'), two to 'Miss Macerone' and two to 'Miss Emily', in two of which he despairs of his continuing ill health and its effects on his work.

Author: 
William Leighton Leitch (1804-1883), Scottish painter and illustrator, drawing master to Queen Victoria, and Vice President of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours [Miss Macerone, pianist ]
Publication details: 
The two letters to 'Miss Macerone' from Sidney House, Boundary Rd, St John's Wood [London]; 15 March 1866 and 'Friday' [no date]. The two letters to 'Miss Emily': from 124 Alexandra Rd, St John's Wood. 28 February and 11 March 1878.
£90.00

The first item with discoloration to the first leaf; the rest in good condition, lightly aged. ONE: To Miss Macerone. 15 March 1866. 3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. He is sorry he missed her earlier, it being 'such a rare thing for me to be out at that time of the afternoon'. He has been 'nearly wild with rheumatism lately', and is 'taking some hot air baths'. He is 'obliged to be at 40 Gt. Marlborough St. at 5 O'Clock' and trusts that 'another bath or two will make me fit to work for I am most shockingly behind hand for the Gallery'.

[ James Bolivar Manson, artist and Director of the Tate Gallery, London. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('J. B. Manson') to '[J.G.] Wilson', of booksellers, Bumpus, making suggestions for the placement of 'scraps of Irish Architects'.

Author: 
J. B. Manson [ James Bolivar Manson ] (1879-1945), 'London Group' artist and Director of the Tate Gallery, Millbank, London, 1930-1938
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the National Gallery [i.e. Tate Gallery], Millbank, SW1 [London]. 3 July 1929.
£45.00

2pp., 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged. He considers that 'the scraps of Irish Architects' might be 'very useful for reference', and suggests offering them to the Royal Institute of British Architects or Association of Architects. In the latter part of the letter he makes suggestions regarding a meeting the following week.

[ Edward William Cooke, artist and geologist. ] Autograph Letter in the third person to 'Miss Macirone' [for 'Macerone'], accepting an invitation to one of her concerts.

Author: 
Edward William Cooke (1811-1880), artist and geologist, member of the Royal Academy and fellow of the Royal Society [ Miss Macerone, pianist and composer ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the Athenaeum, London. 29 April 1862.
£25.00

1p., 16mo. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. He thanks her 'for the opportunity she has afforded him of attending her concert, which he trusts to do accompanied by his mother'. He also 'acknowledges Miss Macirone's graceful compliments to the Art which he professes'. Little is known of Miss Macerone, but on 26 October 1846 the Boston 'Musical Gazette' reported: 'A young lady, Miss Macerone, who excels as a pianist and composer ! recently gave her first concert in London. She performed Mendelssohn's trio in D, ( in which Messrs.

[ Grafton Galleries; Art Exhibitions ] Memorandum of Agreement between the Undersigned Parties [re. letting of Grafton Galleries.

Author: 
[ Grafton Galleries ] V. Benoist of Piccadilly, on behalf of the proprietors of the Grafton Galleries, Montague Morris and V. Fodor
Publication details: 
[London], 30 Sept. 1908.
£250.00

Document, typed, three pages, sm. fol., good condition. A "Mr. Benoist" of 36 Piccadilly (where he provided luxury food: CUISINE, CHARCUTERIE ET COMESTIBLES "FRANCAISES, on behalf of the proprietors of the Grafton Galleries, facilitates the letting of the Galleries to "Messrs Montague Morris and V. Fodor of 12 Talbot House St Martin's Lane". The document is signed by Benoist as Director of the Galleries, and by "Montague & Fodor". Clause as follows: 1. & 2. agreement that "picture and Fine Art Exhibitions" allowed from 20 Oct. 1908 to 25 Dec.1908; 3.

[ George Greville, 4th Earl of Warwick. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Warwick') to Sir George Scharf, regarding five paintings (including a Rubens and a Canaletto) which he has at Stable Yard in London.

Author: 
George Guy Greville (1818-1893), 4th Earl of Warwick and 4th Earl Brooke [ Sir George Scharf (1820-1895), art critic, illustrator and Director of the National Portrait Gallery ]
Publication details: 
19 Stratford Place, Oxford Street [London]. 27 October 1856.
£100.00

2pp., 8vo. Bifolium on grey paper. In good condition, lightly aged and creased. He has received Scharf's 'private list' (of paintings to borrow?) and will let him know 'which I can spare immediately'. In the meantime, as Scharf is in town, he suggests that he go and see 'what I have' in 1 Stable Yard, St James! - The pictures there belonging to me are a Canaletto - view of Venice - a Rubens - His own daughter - an Original of Mrs. Siddons, by Sir W. Beechey & a View of Jerusalem by D. Roberts'.

Engraved trade card for the boxer James Figg, formerly attributed to William Hogarth, but now considered a fake.

Author: 
[ William Hogarth (1697-1764), engraver; James Figg (1684-1734), English bare-knuckle boxer ]
Publication details: 
'Will Hogarth f[eci]t'. [London? 1790s.]
£120.00

Print: 16.5 x 12 cm. Plate: 19 x 16.5 cm. Paper: 21.5 x 20 cm. In fair condition: aged and worn, with 8cm closed tear unobtrusively repaired on reverse. Depicts Figg and another with weapons on a platform, with a crowd looking on from pit and gallery. Text reads: 'James Figg | Master of ye Noble Science of Defence | on ye right hand in Oxford Road | near Adam & Eve court teaches Gentle- | men ye use of y[e] small backsword & |Quarterstaff at home & abroad'. Copy in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, whose description provides information.

Six anaglypographic engravings, showing the two sides of three medals, depicting James Watt (by Chantrey), William Hogarth (Art Union of London) and Sir Christopher Wren (Art Union of London).

Author: 
[ Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey; William Wyon (1795-1851) of the Royal Mint; William Bain; numismatic; coins and medals; anglyptography; the Art Union of London ]
Publication details: 
The Watt medal dating from London, 1843. The Wren medal (1846) and Hogarth medal (1848), both by the Art Union of London.
£200.00

Each of the sets of two engravings on a separate strip of paper, each roughly 7 x 15.5 cm. Printed in black. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. The three strips laid down on the same side of a 35.5 x 26 cm leaf removed from an album. In pencil in a contemporary hand at head of page: 'Anaglyptographic Engravings', and beneath the second strip, 'William Hogarth 1697-1764', and beneath the third, 'Christopher Wren Born 1632. Died 1723'.

[ The Antiquarian Etching Club, London. ] Printed prospectus, with 'Plan of the Club', 'Rules' and 'Contents of Volumes already issued. With descriptive letter-press.'

Author: 
[ H. W. King, Hon. Sec., the Antiquarian Etching Club, London, founded 1849 [ John Russell Smith, bookseller, 36 Soho Square, London ]
Publication details: 
[ John Russell Smith, 36, Soho Square, London. ] Tucker, Printer, Perry's Place, Oxford Street. [Circa 1852.]
£120.00

4pp., 8vo. Bifolium. Disbound. A frail survival, on aged paper, with chipping to gutter and extremities.

[ John Seymour Lucas, RA. ] Four Autograph Letters Signed (all 'Seymour Lucas') to 'Mr Slocombe' [ the artist Shirley Slocombe ], written in a light-heared and affectionate tone.

Author: 
John Seymour Lucas (1849-1923), English artist and Royal Academician [ Shirley Slocombe (c.1873-1906) ]
Publication details: 
All on letterhead of New Place, Woodchurch Road, West Hampstead. 1902 (2), 1904 and 1908.
£120.00

The four letters all in good condition, on lightly aged and worn paper. ONE: 22 July 1902. 2pp., 12mo. Rearranging a meeting, following his absence 'at my cottage in Norfolk'. TWO: 6 August 1902. 3pp., 12mo. Regarding a drawing titled 'The little Chest', which 'Mr Macquarie' would like Slocombe to being at once. With postscript signed 'S. L.' THREE: 4 June 1904. 2pp., 12mo. He was 'on the point of writing', to ask when he could 'buy those delectable pipes', when Slocombe's 'most acceptable present' arrived. He ends by asking to be reminded to send him a 'soiree ticket'. FOUR: 1p., 12mo.

[ Alfred D'Orsay, Count D'Orsay, French dandy. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('A. d'Orsay') to his attorney 'Du Pasquier' [J. M. Du Pasquier], touching on his financial embarrassment and his bust of the Duke of Wellington.

Author: 
Count D'Orsay [ Alfred, Comte d'Orsay (1801-1852), French dandy and artist, notorious for his liaison with the Countess of Blessington ] [ John McMahon Du Pasquier (d.1873), London attorney ]
Publication details: 
Place not stated. 23 October 1851.
£250.00

4pp., 8vo. Bifolium. In very good condition, lightly-aged. Neatly placed with a windowpane mount onto a leaf of cream paper. Writing within a year of his demise, D'Orsay begins by defending himself to his attorney: 'My Dear Du Pasquier | You received my letter yesterday about Mousley. I could not act otherwise, and even I have no right to complain when a man is losing more than 5000 by me, to find fault that he did not send me £1300. I am astonished that you are so severe. I am sorry that you will not give your assistance in this affair. Do as you like.

[ Art Union of Great Britain ] "Large Room Exhibition of Works of British Artists | 39, Oxford Street, Manchester."

Author: 
[ Art Union of Great Britain ][James G. Law, Secretary.
Publication details: 
27 June 1863 [Seventh Season]
£56.00

Printed, 4pp., 8vo, fold marks (partly stained), sl. chipped, mainly good condition. 243 paintings listed, with prices. Paintings selected from various sources from Manchester (243) to Edinburgh (15) to the RA (8), etc. A shilling ticket gave entry to a lottery.

[ Printed pamphlet; Walter Crane ] On the Study and Practice of Art: An Address delivered by Walter Crane, to the Art Students of the Municipal School of Art, and the Municipal Technical School, Manchester, Saturday, March 4th, 1893.

Author: 
Walter Crane [ Municipal School of Art, Manchester ]
Publication details: 
Manchester: "Manchester Guardian" Printing Works, Blackfriars Street, 1893.
£180.00

19pp., 12mo. Stapled. In grey printed wraps. Internally in good condition, on lightly-aged paper; in wraps with stamp and label of the Education Department Library. Marginal headings include: 'Motives for following an Artistic Career', 'Primal Important of Facility of Hand', 'Triumph of Commercialism', 'The Worship of the Ugly', 'Art: Pictorial, Creative, Pot-boiling' and 'Decorum in Decoration'. Uncommon: only four copies recorded on OCLC WorldCat.

[ Rossetti ] Autograph Note Signed "Olivia Rossetti" to "Dr Rukes[?]".

Author: 
Olivia Rossetti [ Olivia Rossetti Agresti ] (1875–1960), activist, author, editor, and interpreter. member of one of England's most prominent artistic and literary families
Publication details: 
[Printed heading] 3 St Edmund's Terrace, Regent's Park, N.W. [no date].
£150.00

One page, 12mo, black border, speckled (foxing?) and smudged, text clear although hand difficult. She tahnks him for enquiries and tells him all are "fairly well". She has heard form a Mrs Coben that "Coben is very ill" and encourages him to visit him, giving him directions and expressing sympathy with the wife.

[ Simon Lane, novelist and bon viveur. ] Typescripts of two unpublished plays, the first signed by the author: 'Anagrams' and '"Petipa Dort" or "The Sleeping Princess Revised (again)"'.

Author: 
Simon Lane [Oliver Simon Lane] (1957-2012), novelist, playwright, bon viveur and wit
Publication details: 
'Anagrams' signed by Lane with the address 9 Kenilworth Court, Lower Richmond Road, Putney, London SW15 1EW, and dated 9 November 1978, 'Petipa Dort' with typed name 'O S LANE ESQ', from the same address.
£350.00

In his obituary in the Independent, Lane was described as 'one of those writers whose published oeuvre is only matched by the supreme fiction of their own existence'. The present two pieces, both unpublished, date from his time studying theatre design at Wimbledon Art School, before 'launching himself across the globe, seemingly supported only by his verbal brilliance, good looks, perfect wardrobe and genius to amuse'. ONE: '"ANAGRAMS [no closing quotation mark] | A One Act Play - by Simon Lane'. [3] + 19pp., 8vo. Duplicated typescript on loose leaves held together by paper clip.

[ Offprint, inscribed by one of the authors. ] The perspective of Piero della Francesca's "Flagellation" | By R. Wittkower and B. A. R. Carter.

Author: 
R. Wittkower and B. A. R. Carter [ Rudolf Wittkower (1901-1971), German-American art historian; Bernard Arthur Ruston Carter (1909-2006), painter of the 'Euston Road School' and art historian ]
Publication details: 
'Reprinted from the Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes. Vol. XVI, Nos. 3-4, 1953.'
£120.00

11pp., 4to. With three plates and five figures in text. Paginated 292-302. Stapled in card wraps. Inscribed on front cover: 'with best wishes | B.A.R.C.' The only copies on COPAC at the Warburg Institute and V & A.

[Charles Thomas Courtney Lewis.] Autograph Letter Signed ('C. T Courtney Lewis') to an unnamed recipient, regarding his two books on the publishers Le Blond & Co.

Author: 
Charles Thomas Courtney Lewis [ C. T. Courtney Lewis ] (b.1856), English writer on art [Le Blond & Co., London fine art publishers]
Publication details: 
32 Great Queen Street, Kingsway, London, WC2. 4 October 1928.
£80.00

1p., narrow 12mo. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. He explains that he has 'not written since my Vol in 1920 any Book on Le Blond except the one just published of which I enclose the Prospectus & do not contemplate any other'. He points out the differences between the two volumes and ends with an offer of help.

[W. Heath Robinson.] Proofs of two sets of prelims from his Navarre Society edition of 'The Works of Mr. Francis Rabelais', with a total of ten illustrations by W. Heath Robinson.

Author: 
W. Heath Robinson [The Navarre Society, London; Morrision & Gibb, Limited, Printers, Edinburgh; Francois Rabelais]
Publication details: 
Navarre Society, London. Both sets of prelims with stamp of Morrison & Gibb, Limited, Printers, Edinburgh, dated 18 March 1954.
£180.00

Both sets of proofs unstitched and unopened (and both opening out into a folio sheet), and both with title-pages printed in red and black. Both in very good condition, on lightly-aged paper, and both stamped on first page 'PLEASE PASS FOR PRESS | MARGINS' in blue, with purple oval dated printers' stamp. FIRST SET: 16pp., 8vo, paginated to xvi. Title: 'THE WORKS OF MR. FRANCIS | RABELAIS | [...] | Illustrated by W. HEATH ROBINSON | The Second Part'. Publishers' details at foot on pasted label at foot of title-page: 'MCMLIV | THE NAVARRE SOCIETY LONDON'.

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