BABINGTON

[Thomas Gisborne, Anglican cleric and author, leading member of the abolitionist Clapham Sect.] Three Autograph Letters Signed to Archdeacon John Woodhouse, praising his edition of the Apocalypse, and discussing his own on 'Sunday Drilling'.

Author: 
Thomas Gisborne (1758-1846), Anglican cleric, leading member with William Wilberforce and Thomas Babington of abolitionist Clapham Sect [John Chappel Woodhouse (1749-1833), Archdeacon of Salop]
Publication details: 
All three from Yoxall Lodge. 24 February and 2 May 1806; and 25 June 1828.
£220.00

The three letters are in good condition, lightly aged and worn, with minor evidence of previous mounting in an album. ONE: 24 February 1806. 1p, 4to. Signed 'Thomas Gisborne.' The subject of the letter is Woodhouse's translation of the Apocalypse, prefixed by 'a dissertation on the divine origin of the book', published the previous year. Gisborne writes that on his 'return from Leicestershire' the previous Friday, he found Woodhouse's 'very obliging present'.

[William Babington, Physician to Guy's Hospital.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Wm. Babington') to the surgeon Nicholas Birch, rearranging a meeting due to 'attendance this morning at Westminster Hall'.

Author: 
William Babington (1756-1833), Anglo-Irish Physician to Guy's Hospital and mineralogist [Nicholas Birch (c.1747-1833), London surgeon]
Publication details: 
17 Aldermanbury [London]. 17 July 1813.
£120.00

2pp, 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, lightly aged. The breaking open of the letter has left a corner of the second leaf under the wafer. Addressed, with two postmarks, on reverse of second leaf to 'Mr. Birch | Surgeon | Mansell Street | Goodmans Fields'. The letter reads: 'Dear Sir, | An attendance this morning at Westminster Hall will put it out of my power to be with you before the afternoon.

[ Philip Henry Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope. ] Four Autograph Letters Signed and one Autograph Note Signed (all 'Stanhope') to Sir George Scharf, in part relating to the newly-founded National Portrait Gallery, and with two references to Lord Macaulay

Author: 
Philip Henry Stanhope (1805-1875), 5th Earl Stanhope [ Sir George Scharf (1820-1895), art critic, illustrator and Director of the National Portrait Gallery; Thomas Babington Macaulay, Lord Macaulay ]
Publication details: 
From: Windsor Castle; Chevening; Grosvenor Place [London]; the British Museum; 'The Lord Warden', Dover. 1859 and 1860.
£135.00

The five letters total 10pp., 12mo. On five bifoliums. In good condition, lightly aged. An interesting correspondence, from one of the trustees of the new National Portrait Gallery to its (as yet unknighted) secretary. ONE: 'Brit. Mus. | Saturday afternoon' [1859]. 1p., 12mo. Begins: 'Lord Macaulay [another trustee] tells me that he intends to visit the Portrait Gallery with some friends at 3 on Monday.' TWO: Chevening. 2 November 1859. 2pp., 12mo. After thanking him for 'the drawings for Lady Stanhope' he exclaims: 'Another terrible storm yesterday!

[Sir George Otto Trevelyan, Liberal politician and author.] Autograph Letter Signed ('G O Trevelyan') to 'Dear George' [George Harvey], declining to contribute a piece to the North American Review, as he must concentrate on 'writing a history'.

Author: 
Sir George Otto Trevelyan (1838-1928), Liberal politician and historian, nephew of Thomas Babington Macaulay [George Harvey (1864-1928), proprietor and editor of the North American Review]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of Wallington, Cambo, Northumberland. 15 December 1899.
£56.00

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. The letter begins: 'Dear George, | The idea contained in your letter is very interesting, and I am honoured to be thought of in connection with it. I am now reading Stevenson's letters, (admirable they are,) and I know from his dealings with American magazines and publishers that the terms offered by the Review are extremely handsome. But I am very late in the day, - in my day, - to be a writing a history; [i.e.

Autograph Note in the third person from the botanist and archaeologist Charles Cardale Babington, thanking 'Miss Barnard' [Alicia Mildred Barnard] for a list of 'plants found near Royston'.

Author: 
Charles Cardale Babington (1808-1895), botanist and archaeologist [Alicia Mildred Barnard (1825-1911), Norwich botanist; Henry Fordham (1803-1894), botanist]
Publication details: 
St John's College, Cambridge. 25 October 1859.
£45.00

1p., 12mo. In fair condition, on aged paper, with minor traces of glue from mount still adhering. Numbered at head in manuscript. The message reads: 'Mr. Charles C. Babington presents his compliments to Miss Barnard and begs to thank her for the very full list of plants found near Royston which she has so kindly sent to him through the hands of Mr. Fordham.'

Autograph Note Signed ('G O Trevelyan') to the publisher Alexander Macmillan

Author: 
Sir George Otto Trevelyan (1838-1928), politician and author [Alexander Macmillan (1818-1896), publisher]
Publication details: 
Undated [after 1864]; Wallington, Newcastle.
£25.00

12mo, 1 p. Four lines of text. Good, on aged paper with watermarked date '<...>864'. 'If the "Macaulays" have not gone yet, would you send them here, directed to me.' Trevelyan was nephew of the historian Thomas Babington Macaulay, of whom he published a biography in 1880.

Autograph Letter Signed to Henry Fawcett.

Author: 
[G.O. TREVELYAN] Sir George Otto Trevelyan (1838-1928), Liberal politician and author [Henry Fawcett (1833-1884), English economist and politician]
Publication details: 
9 October 1882; on letterhead of the Chief Secretary's Office, Dublin Castle.
£56.00

12mo, 4 pp. Good, on lightly aged and creased paper. The 'appointment of examiners' is entirely a matter for 'the Commissioners of Intermediate Education'. However Trevelyan will be glad 'to send the papers on to the proper quarter, and will do so accordingly'. He is 'much obliged' to Fawcett for his 'kind expressions about my proceedings here. It is a very queer post, and I always feel as if on the brink of an appalling escape.' He has been 'much struck' with the success of Fawcett's policy at Trinity College, Dublin. The Trevelyans 'spent some days in Salisbury in 1879.

Autograph Note Signed ('G M Trevelyan') to unnamed male correspondent [Rev. E. J. F. Davies].

Author: 
George Macaulay Trevelyan (1876-1962), English Liberal historian
Publication details: 
14 April 1931; on letterhead Hallington Hall, Newcastle-on-Tyne. '(22 miles.)'
£10.00

One page, small octavo. Good, on lightly aged and creased paper, with a little rust spotting from paperclips. From the collection of the autograph hunter Rev. E. J. F. Davies. 'I have great pleasure in doing as you ask.'

The reformers of the Anglican Church, and Mr. Macaulay's History of England. A postscript.

Author: 
E. C. Harington, Chancellor of the Cathedral Church of Exeter. [Thomas Babington Macaulay]
Publication details: 
London: Francis & John Rivington. [...] 1849. 'PLYMOUTH | PRINTED BY LIDSTONE AND BRENDON, | George Lane.'
£75.00

Octavo. 16 pages. Disbound pamphlet from the Churchill Babington collection, and with his ownership inscription (slightly cropped at head) dated June 1849. Very good on slightly discoloured paper, and with first and last pages somewhat grubby. Babington and Macaulay were related.

The lawfulness and obligation of oaths. A dissertation which obtained the Hulsean Prize for the year 1844.

Author: 
F. J. Gruggen, Scholar of Saint John's College, Cambridge
Publication details: 
Cambridge: printed at the University Press [...]. 1845.
£100.00

Octavo. 84 pages. A disbound pamphlet from the Churchill Babington collection. Very good with light foxing to prelims. 'Amongst all the institutions which contribute to strengthen the bonds of society, by establishing and confirming that mutual trust and confidence among men which is necessary to its very existence, there is none which exercises a more considerable and beneficial influence than that of oaths, when applied to those purposes for which it was intended.' Scarce: only three copies on COPAC.

Observations on the mortmain laws, act of supremacy, &c. with reference to bills now before parliament: or, popery opposed to national independence, and social happiness.

Author: 
James Lord of the Inner Temple
Publication details: 
London: Seeley, Burnside, and Seeley, 54, Fleet Street; [...]. 1846.
£45.00

Octavo. 16 pages. Disbound pamphlet from the Churchill Babington collection. Good, though first and last pages somewhat grubby.

The sin of conformity. An appeal to the episcopalian of the town and University of Cambridge.

Author: 
William Robinson
Publication details: 
London: Judd and Glass. 1860. 'CAMBRIDGE: PRINTED BY W. METCALFE, GREEN STREET.'
£45.00

Octavo. 64 pages. Disbound pamphlet from the Churchill Babington collection. Very good. 'In the spring and autumn of the year 1859, four or five vestries were summoned in the parish in which I reside for the purpose of laying a Church-rate. The numerous entreaties made to the supporters of that measure to refrain from it, were met by a resolute, and not always by a courteous refusal.

The sabbath. A paper read at the conference of the Evangelical Alliance, held at Geneva, September 2. 1861.

Author: 
Andrew Thomson, D.D., Edinburgh [pref. Rev. J. C. Ryle, Christ Church, Oxford]
Publication details: 
London: James Nisbet & Co. 21 Berners Street. 1863. '200th Thousand.'
£22.00

Octavo. 16 pages. Disbound pamphlet from the Churchill Babington collection. Very good, though paper somewhat discoloured and lightly foxed.

A letter to His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury, on the present wants of the church.

Author: 
Henry Kingscote
Publication details: 
London: Seeley, Burnside, and Seeley, Fleet-street. Fourth edition. 1846. 'PRINTED BY L. SEELEY, THAMES DITTON, SURREY.'
£45.00

Octavo. 16 pages. Disbound pamphlet from the Churchill Babington collection. Good, but with first and last pages somewhat grubby.

Strictures on the four sermons on tradition and episcopacy, preached in the Temple Church, by the Rev. Christopher Benson, Master.

Author: 
Rev. Francis Merewether, Rector of Cole Orton
Publication details: 
Oxford: John Henry Parker; J. G. F. and J. Rivington, London. 1840. 'BAXTER, PRINTER, OXFORD.'
£85.00

Octavo. 55 pages. Disbound pamphlet from the Churchill Babington collection. PRESENTATION inscription to Babington from author (dated February 1840) on light-brown printed front wrap. Very good, but with front wrap grubby and foxed, and rear wrap lacking. Scarce: only three copies on COPAC.

Capital punishments unsanctioned by the gospel and unnecessary in a Christian state. A letter to the Rev. Sir John Page Wood, Bart., B.C.L.

Author: 
The Rev. Henry Christmas, late of St. John's College, Cambridge. [CAPITAL PUNISHMENT]
Publication details: 
London: Smith, Elder, and Co., Cornhill. 1846. 'CITY STEAM PRESS, LONG LANE: D. A. DOUDNEY.'
£85.00

Octavo. 22 pages. Disbound pamphlet from the Churchill Babington collection. Good, though on slighly discoloured paper and with first and last pages somewhat grubby.

A letter to the Rev. E. B. Pusey, D.D., regius Professor of Hebrew, and Canon of Christ Church, on the publication of No. 90. of the Tracts for the Times.

Author: 
William Sewell [E. B. PUSEY; OXFORD MOVEMENT]
Publication details: 
Oxford: John Henry Parker; J. G. F. and J. Rivington, London. 1841. 'BAXTER, PRINTER, OXFORD.'
£56.00

Octavo. 13 pages. Disbound pamphlet from the Churchill Babington collection. Good, but foxed and with title grubby and stained. Cutting [from the Guardian, September, 1890] of correspondence relating to Cardinal Newman and the authors of 'Tracts for the times' loosely inserted.

Autograph Letter Signed to 'Mr Phillimore'.

Author: 
Sir George Otto Trevelyan
Publication details: 
27 May 1895; on letterhead of the Secretary for Scotland, Dover House, Whitehall.
£25.00

Second baronet (1838-1928), English Liberal statesman and historian. Two pages, 8vo. Very good, with three small mounts adhering to verso of blank second leaf of bifoliate. Reads 'I am much obliged for your letter, and the kind invitation of the Palmerston Club to their annual dinner on Saturday 15th June at the Clarendon Hotel, but I regret very much that I am already engaged for that day'. Signed 'G O Trevelyan'.

Autograph Letter Signed to Percy Corder.

Author: 
Sir George Otto Trevelyan
Publication details: 
12 September 1891; on letterhead 'Wallington, | Cambo, | Northumberland.'
£30.00

Second baronet (1838-1928), English Liberal statesman and historian. Two pages, 12mo. In good condition on foxed grey paper, and with traces of previous mounting adhering to verso of blank second leaf of bifoliate. 'I am sorry to say that, as I have written to Mr James Watson, I cannot get to Newcastle or the Tyneside till the 1st. October, when I am to preside at the Welsh Disestablishment meeting.' Signed 'G O Trevelyan'.

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