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['Max O'Rell' [Léon Paul Blouet], French author and journalist.] Cabinet Card photographic portrait by Taber of San Francisco, signed 'Max O'Rell'; with Autograph Letter Signed to his lecture agent E. W. Appleton, regarding fees.

'Max O'Rell' [Léon Paul Blouet] (1847-1903), French author and journalist who wrote in English for British and American markets, crossed swords with Mark Twain [E. W. Appleton; Taber of San Francisco]
Publication details: 
Letter to Appleton: 14 December 1885; 2 Lime Grove, Uxbridge Road, W. [London] Cabinet Card by Taber, 8 Montgomery Street, 'opposite the Palace and Grand Hotels', San Francisco; undated.

ONE: Cabinet Card: 13.5 x 10 cm photographic head-and-shoulders portrait of Blouet, smartly-dressed with glasses and handlebar moustache, mounted on 16.5 x 10.5 cm card, with printed details of the photographers Taber's printed in gold below the image, and an elaborate advertisement for the firm printed in brown on the reverse. In fair condition, lightly aged. Inscribed on the base of the print: 'Yours Sincerely | Max O'Rell'. TWO: Autograph Letter Signed to 'Mr Appleton', i.e. E. W. Appleton. 1p, 12mo. On bifolium. 14 December 1885; 2 Lime Grove, Uxbridge Road, W.

[Lillah McCarthy [Lady Keeble], celebrated actress, wife of Harley Granville-Barker.] Nineteen photographic portraits from her archives, some signed and with autograph captions, with six relating to 1912 production of Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night'.

Lillah McCarthy [Lady Keeble] (1875-1960), celebrated actress and London theatre manager, wife of Harley Granville-Barker (1877-1946), associated with G. B. Shaw
Publication details: 
Several endorsed: Please return to Lady Keeble | Hammels | Boars Hill | Oxford'. [London theatre productions.] Circa 1895 to

Twenty-one photographic prints: nineteen portraits of McCarthy, one of Wilson Barrett, and one of Granville Barker's set for 'Twelfth Night'. For the careers of Lillah McCarthy and her first husband Harley Granville Barker, see their entries in the Oxford DNB. In 1917 the London periodical 'The Sketch' found McCarthy 'radiantly beautiful in an old-world dress', and this was not an untypical assessment. The present collection of nineteen photographic portraits of McCarthy, which she herself chose to retain in her personal archive, confirms the judgement.

[Margaret Bondfield, British Labour politician, the first British female cabinet minister.] Typed Letter Signed ('Margaret G Bondfield'), as Minister of Labour, to Rev. Paul Gliddon of Highgate, regarding an invitation to give an address.

Margaret Bondfield [Margaret Grace Bondfield] (1873-1953), British Labour politician and women's rights activist, the first female cabinet minister and privy counsellor in the UK
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On letterhead of the Ministry of Labour, Whitehall, London. 19 June 1924.

1p., 4to. In good condition, lightly aged. Having returned from Geneva, she has just seen his letter 'asking me to give one of the Lunch Hour addresses at Christ Church'. She would be 'very willing to do so', but fears that the arrangements she has already made 'covering some months ahead' mean that she will not be able to settle the details before the end of spring. She asks him to write 'towards the close of the year, and I then hope I shall know whether I am in this world or the next!'.

[ George Cruikshank, English caricaturist. ] Cabinet card photographic portrait of 'Mr George Cruikshank' by the London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company.

George Cruikshank (1792-1878), English caricaturist and illustrator [ The London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company ]
Publication details: 
The London Stereoscopic Company, 110 & 108 Regent Street and 54 Cheapside [ London ]. Undated [ circa 1873? ].

Albumen print photograph, dimensions 15 x 10 cm. Mounted on 16.5 x 10.5 cm card. Printed in red ink on the reverse of the card are the firm's illustrated details ('Photoraphers to the Queen the Prince of Wales and other members of the Royal Family' and 'Prize Medal For Portraiture Vienna Exibitiion 1873.' In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. The National Portrait Gallery lists four versions of this image, but not within an oval, as here.

[George William Childs, American publisher.] Cabinet card portrait by the F. Gutekunst Co. of Philadelphia.

George William Childs (1829-1894), American publisher and co-owner of the Philadelphia Public Ledger [The F. Gutekunst Co., Philadelphia]
Publication details: 
The F. Gutekunst Co., 712 Arch Street, Philadelphia. [1880s.]

14 x 10 cm albumen print, on 16.5 x 11 cm card. In fair condition, lightly-faded. Docketed on reverse: 'G. W. Childs | who erected monument over <?>' From the papers of the Anglo-American astronomer Mary Proctor (1862-1957).

Cabinet Photograph, head & shoulders, Signed "Charlotte Mary Yonge"

Charlotte M. Yonge
Publication details: 
Elliott & Fry, no date

110 x 150mm, albumen print laid down on larger card, very good condition

Engraved portraits of the Flemish artists David Teniers the Elder (by Van Leysebetten from a painting by Van Mol) and his son David Teniers the Younger (by Meyssens from a self-portrait), both from Cornelis de Bie's 'Gulden Cabinet'

[David Teniers the Elder (1582-1649); his son David Teniers the Younger (1610-1690), Flemish painters from Antwerp; Cornelis de Bie (1627-1715); Pieter van Mol (1559-1650); Jan Meyssens (1612-1670)]
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[Antwerp: Juliaen van Montfort, 1662]

Both prints in very good condition. David Teniers the Elder: Dimensions of paper 22 x 17.5; dimensions of plate 18 x 14 cm. Captioned 'DAVID TENIERS SENIOR' and numbered 26. Brief biography in French beneath image, and 'P. V. Mol pinxit P. V. Leysebetten sculp'. David Teniers the Younger: Dimensions of page 20.5 x 15.5 cm; dimensions of plate 16.5 x 11.5 cm. Captioned 'DAVID TENIERS' and numbered 58. Short biography in French, followed by: 'Dav. Teniers pinxit Pet. de Iode sculpsit Io. Meyssens excudie.'

Autograph Letter Signed ('Dr Lardner') from Dr Dionysius Lardner, editor of the Cabinet Cyclopaedia, to 'My Dear Wade', regarding the collection of tickets.

Dr Dionysius Lardner (1793-1859), Irish writer on science, editor of the Cabinet Cyclopaedia
Publication details: 
Place and date not stated.

1p., 12mo. Good, on lightly-aged paper. Neatly placed in a paper windowpane mount. As Wade will 'probably be engaged' the following day, Lardner will not trouble him to send the ticket to him. He requests instead that Wade will 'Leave the ticket if you get one enclosed for me at your lodgings and I will call for it in the course of the day.' He concludes: 'Mention in your note at what hour I shall take the gig for you on Sunday'.

Autograph Note Signed ('Dion: Lardner') from Dr Dionysius Lardner, editor of the Cabinet Cyclopaedia, to W. S. Tuckerman of Boston; with original print of the drawing of 'The Editor of the "Cabinet Cyclopaedia"' by 'Alfred Croquill'.

Dr Dionysius Lardner (1793-1859), Irish writer on science, editor of the Cabinet Cyclopaedia; 'Alfred Crowquill' [Alfred Henry Forrester (1804-1872)], English caricaturist
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Note: 30 October 1843; Boston. Print: undated.

Note: 1 p, 4to. Addressed on reverse to 'W. S. Tuckerman Esq | Post Office | Boston', with red ink postmark and remains of red wax seal. Good, on lightly-aged paper. Reads: 'Boston 30 Octr. 1843 | [name deleted] Esq | Sir | I have much pleasure in complying with the request conveyed in your letter of Saturdays date. | I remain yours very truly | [signed] Dion: Lardner'. Print: 11.5 x 17.5 cm (including 0.5 cm white border). In good condition, neatly laid down on piece of wove paper, 22.5 x 29 cm, with black ink border.

Elizabeth: or, The Exiles of Siberia. Translated from the French of Madame Cottin.

Madame Cottin [Whittingham Press, Chiswick]
Publication details: 
Chiswick: From the Press of C. Whittingham, College House. Sold by R. Jennings, Poultry; T. Tegg, Cheapside; A. K. Newman and Co. Leadenhall Street; London: J. Sutherland, Edinburgh; and Richard Griffin and Co. Glasgow. 1822.

12mo: 123 + [iv] pp. Engraved title (dated 'Octr. 1823') featuring engraving Heath from design by Corbould. Four pages of publisher's advertisements at rear. In contemporary green leather binding with decorative gilt spine and pattern to edges of boards, marbled endpapers and marbling to edges. Contemporary ownership inscription of 'Miss L. Smith'. A tight, sound copy, on lightly-aged paper, with light staining to engraved title, and wear to binding. COPAC only lists copies of this edition at Durham, St Andrews, Oxford and the British Library.

Typed Letter Signed to Sir Philip Magnus [of the Royal Society of Arts], Tangley Hill, Chilworth, Surrey.

Sir Arthur Isaac Durrant [Royal Society of Arts]
Publication details: 
27 September 1918; on letterhead of the War Cabinet Committee on Accommodation.

English civil servant (1864-1939). The recipient was an educationalist and authority on Edmund Burke. One page, quarto. Very good on slightly discoloured paper. Docketed and bearing the Society's stamp. 'On behalf of Sir Alfred Mond [Committee Chairman], I hasten to assure you and the Committee at the Royal Society of Arts that there is at present no intention on the part of H.M.

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