THOMAS

[ Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, poet and anthologist. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('A. T. Quiller-Couch') to unnamed recipient, describing a meeting with the recently-deceased Harold Frederic and 'Miss Lyon' (tried for his manslaughter), and Frank Harris.

Author: 
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [ pen-name 'Q' ] (1863-1944), Cornish poet and anthologist [ Harold Frederick (1856-98), London correspondent of New York Times; Frank Harris (1855-91), journalist ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of The Haven, Fowey, Cornwall. 23 November 1895.
£56.00

An interesting letter regarding a celebrated Victorian scandal. In 1884 Frederic had come to England with his wife and five children as the London correspondent of the New York TImes. He set up a second household with Kate Lyon, with whom he had a further three children. Lyons was a Christian Scientist, and when Frederic suffered a stroke in 1898, she tried to cure him by faith healing. At the instigation of Mrs Frederic, Lyon was tried for manslaughter, but was acquitted. 4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly-aged.

[ Thomas Heron Jones, 7th Viscount Ranelagh. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Ranelagh') to an unnamed recipient, complaining of the actions of 'Mr. Clarke

Author: 
Thomas Heron Jones (1812-1885), 7th Viscount Ranelagh, leading figure in the volunteer movement [ later incorporated into the Territorial Army ] and "known for his links to glamorous women"
Publication details: 
7 New Burlington Street [ London ]. 16 April 1861.
£56.00

2pp., 12mo. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. He is 'very much disgusted and indignant against Mr. Clarke for his Impertinence' in calling on the recipient, and has 'expressed as much to him'. He discussed with Clarke the question of the number of gentlemen contacting him about the matter, and hoped to put Clarke in touch with the recipient. The letter concludes: 'It seems Mr. Clarke, when I was out of the Room, took up your Letter addressed to me, and copied your name and direction, a most unwarrantable and unjustifiable act.'

[ Henry Thomas Ellacombe, campanologist. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('H T Ellacombe') to Boisville, regarding work on his church at Clyst St George, Devon.

Author: 
Henry Thomas Ellacombe (1790-1885), English campanologist, divine and antiquary
Publication details: 
Clyst St George, Topsham [ Devon ]. 17 February 1858.
£35.00

4pp., 16mo. Bifolium. He thanks him for his 'intended help with Mr Hope & Mr Marriott'. He is sending him 'the Design I wish to carry out for our West Window', but without Hope's help it 'must be a distant job - the estimate is 100£ Hardman made the drawing from my description'. He continues by discussing work on the chancel and altar rails, and is sending 'a published view of the old Church'. He explains that he is setting up 'one of our South Windows' in memory of his sister-in-law Harriet, who died in 1851, addiing that 'S Parr also gave a Stone Pulpit & Eagle Lectern'.

[ George Arnald and Sir Thomas Lawrence, painters. ] Autograph Letter Signed from 'G. Arnald' 'To the President and Council of the Royal Academy', requesting relief for the widow of artist Thomas Whitcombe. With Autograph Note by Lawrence in reply.

Author: 
George Arnald (1763-1841), English landscape painter; Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), President of the Royal Academy and portrait painter [ Thomas Whitcombe (1763-c.1824), English artist ]
Publication details: 
18 June 1829.
£150.00

3pp., 4to. Bifolium. On aged and worn paper. Arnald's appeal begins: Appealing to the 'known humanity' of Lawrence and the Council, Arnald writes on behalf of 'Mrs. Abigail Whitcombe, widow of Mr. Thos. Whitcombe late of Clarendon Square, marine painter, and for 40. Years an annual contributor to the Exhibition of the Royal Academy', who has previously received assistance, but is now 'almost totally deprived of sight, and otherwise afflicted', and is dependent on 'the assistance afforded by friends on whom she has no Claim'.

[ Sir Thomas Beecham and Ethel Frank. ] Autograph Signatures on leaf from album.

Author: 
Sir Thomas Beecham (1879-1961), English conductor; Ethel Frank, American soprano
Publication details: 
Without place or date. [ London, 1921? ]
£25.00

The two signatures are on one side of a 14 x 18cm leaf of cream paper removed from an album. In good condition, lightly aged and worn, with laid down. Good clear examples. Beecham's signature 'Thomas Beecham' is above that of 'Ethel Frank'. Probably given on Franks first visit to Britain in 1921. Small magazine cutting of photograph of three musicians laid down on reverse.

[ George William Lovell, playwright. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Geo W Lovell') to theatrical publisher T. H. Lacy, regarding the publication of 'The Wife's Secret' and 'The Trial of Love'. With autograph prelims of the former play by Lovell.

Author: 
George William Lovell (1804-1878), playwright and novelist [ Thomas Hailes Lacy (1809-1873), actor, playwright, and theatrical publisher; Charles Kean [ Charles John Kean ]; Ellen Kean ]
Publication details: 
Letter: Vale Lodge, Hampstead Heath. 28 July [ no year, but after the death in 1868 of Charles Kean ].
£150.00

Both items in good condition, on lightly aged paper. Letter: 2pp., 12mo. The letter begins: 'Mrs. Kean has given me back possession of the two Plays. The Wife's Secret & The Trial of Love. & the advice of Mr. Coyne was that I should add them to the Dram[ati]c. Authors Society's list.' Under the circumstances, he asks whether Lacy would be 'desirous of printing them & if so what would be your arrangement?' He suggests a meeting the following day. Autograph prelims: 3pp., 4to. Bifolium, with bottom half of second leaf torn away.

[ George John Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer, Whig Home Secretary and book collector. ] Autograph Letter in the third person to 'Mr Payne' [ Thomas Payne the younger, of the London booksellers Payne and Foss ], regarding 'Mr Payne's Cards'.

Author: 
George John Spencer (1758-1834), 2nd Earl Spencer, Whig Home Secretary and book collector [ Payne and Foss, London booksellers; Althorp; Thomas Payne; Henry Foss; John Rylands Library, Manchester ]
Publication details: 
Spencer House [ London ]. 28 May 1830.
£90.00

1p., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. He writes that 'he does not at present know of any among his acquaintance who may be in want of a proper Person to fill the situations alluded to in Mr Payne's Cards', but that he will 'bear in mind the application, in case a suitable opportunity should occur to him, of which he would avail himself with propriety'. Spencer's library, of which Thomas Frognall Dibdin had the care, forms the basis of the John Rylands Library in Manchester. Both Spencer and Thomas Payne (1752-1831) have entries in the Oxford DNB.

[ Thomas Faed, RA, Scottish artist. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Your Old Dad | Thomas Faed') to his daughter (or daughter-in-law) Mary, and Autograph Note Signed to his son 'Jack' [ John Francis ].

Author: 
Thomas Faed (1826-1900), RA, Scottish artist
Publication details: 
Both on letterheads of 244 Cavendish Road, St John's Wood, N.W. [ London ]. The letter to Mary dated 5 September 1894. The note to Jack undated.
£35.00

Both items 1p., 12mo. ONE: Letter to Mary. In good condition, lightly-aged. He thanks her for 'the beautiful Plums', before continuing, 'The wee lassie was a little at home with me - She is very bonnie.' Faed's daughter was named Beatrice, so it is likely that the note was addressed to his daughter-in-law, the wife of Jack. TWO: Note to Jack. In fair condition, lightly-aged and creased, with traces of wax from mount on reverse. Reads: 'My Dear Jack | Very glad that Mary is a ltitle better. | Your aff Father | Thomas Faed'.?>

[ Thomas Faed, RA, Scottish artist. ] Autograph Signature and Christmas message.

Author: 
Thomas Faed (1826-1900), RA, Scottish artist
Publication details: 
No place. 25 December 1881.
£30.00

1p., 12mo. In fair condition, lightly-aged and spotted, with minor traces of glue from mount on reverse. Reads: 'With the Compliments of the Season to all | from | Thomas Faed | 25 Der. 1881'. For information on Faed, see his entry in the Oxford DNB.

[ Thomas Faed, RA, Scottish artist. ] Printed handbill poem in Scottish dialect by 'Tom Faed', titled '"The Shadow"', and beginning 'Oh wae is me! - I sit alane'.

Author: 
Thomas Faed (1826-1900), RA, Scottish artist
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£120.00

1p., 12mo. Nicely printed on one side of a piece of laid watermarked paper. In good condition, lightly aged and worn, with slight loss to one corner caused by removal from an album. Sixteen-line poem in four four-line stanzas. Signed in type at foot 'TOM FAED.' The poem is a lament by the betrothed of a sailor drowned in the Firth of Forth. The first stanza reads: 'Oh wae is me!

[ William Black, Scottish novelist. ] Autograph Note Signed, asking Scottish painter Thomas Faed to second his application for membership of the Athenaeum.

Author: 
William Black (1841-1898), Scottish journalist and novelist [ Thomas Faed (1826-1900), RA, Scottish artist ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the Reform Club, Pall Mall, S.W. [ London ] 26 July [no year].
£35.00

1p., 12mo. In fair condition, lightly-aged, and laid down on a piece of card. Reads: 'July 26 | My dear Faed, | Would you mind seconding me at the Athenaeum? I believe Tom Hughes has put down my name. | Yours faithfully | William Black.' According to Black's entry in the Oxford DNB, he 'studied landscape painting for a short time in the Glasgow School of Art, but, becoming connected with the Glasgow Citizen, gradually exchanged art for journalism'.

[ Samuel Cousins, engraver. ] Autograph Note Signed ('Saml: Cousins') to the Scottish artist Thomas Faed

Author: 
Samuel Cousins (1801-1887), RA, English mezzotint engraver [ Thomas Faed (1826-1900), RA, Scottish artist ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of 24 Camden Square, N.W. [London] 29 October 1877.
£30.00

1p., 12mo. In good condition, lightly-aged, with small piece of mount adhering at head. Accepting an invitation to dinner.

[ Samuel Cousins. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Saml: Cousins') to fellow-engraver Thomas Goff Lupton, regarding an invitation to tea and 'Wilson's entertainment'.

Author: 
Samuel Cousins (1801-1887), RA, English mezzotint engraver [ Thomas Goff Lupton (1791-1873), engraver and artist ]
Publication details: 
Without place or date. 'Monday morning'.
£35.00

1p., 12mo. In good condiion, lightly aged and worn. The letter begins: 'Dear Lupton | I find that we do not dine 'till 6 to day and consequently I shall not be able to take tea with you at half past 6 -'. He still intends to 'go to Wilson's entertainment', and hopes to be with Lupton 'by half past seven, if not sooner'.

[ Sir Robert Rawlinson, civil engineer. ] Autograph Note Signed ('Robert Rawlinson'), accepting a dinner invitation from Scottish artist Thomas Faed.

Author: 
Sir Robert Rawlinson (1810-1898), English civil engineer in the field of public health and sanitation [ Thomas Faed (1826-1900), RA, Scottish artist ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of Lancaster Lodge, 11 Boltons, West Brompton, S.W. [ London ] 7 November 1877.
£25.00

1p., 12mo. In good condition, lightly-aged, with small part of paper mount adhering at head. Accepting a dinner invitation on 20 November.

[ John Faed, Scottish painter. ] Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Fanny', making a Christmas present of an engraving to 'fill a corner in your Boudoir'.

Author: 
John Faed (1819-1902), RSA, Scottish painter, brother of Thomas Faed (1826-1900), RA
Publication details: 
On letterhead of 38 St. John's Wood, Park, N.W. [ London ] 25 December 1865
£25.00

2pp., 16mo. In fair condition, lightly-aged, with trimmed margins and slight damage at head from removal from album. He asks her to accept a 'Copy of Titian's "Ascension of the Virgin". You seemed to like it and it may fill a corner in your Boudoir.' He apologises if the frame is 'not as it should be but some might prefer he quaint old pattern to a more modern one.' From the papers of Faed's nephew John Francis Faed, son of the Royal Academician Thomas Faed (1826-1900), and so probably addressed to a family member.

[ Sir Thomas Dyke Acland. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('T D Ackland') to an unnamed recipient, on the eve of the Russo-Turkish War, regarding 'the horrors of Turkish Rule'

Author: 
Sir Thomas Dyke Acland (1809-1898), 11th Baronet, Tory and then Liberal politician [ John Webb Probyn (1828-1915), Editor, the Cobden Club; Robert James Loyd-Lindsay (1832-1901), 1st Baron Wantage ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of Holnicote, Minehead [ Devon ]. 18 September 1876.
£56.00

3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, on aged paper, with strip of glue from mount discoloring second leaf. Written in a difficult hand, the letter begins: 'My Dear Sir | I have not forgotten a conversation with you on returning from Bradfield which first opened my eyes to the horrors of Turkish Rule'. He is sending 'a small contribution to a fund to which I am led by your name'. Mentions 'the League', 'Lady ' and 'Col Lindsay', stating that he is 'a little puzzled'. Postscript refers to 'Mr Probyn Editor of the Cobden Club', ending 'I am just going to a meeting at Barnstaple'.?>

[ Ye Sette of Odd Volumes, London. ] Four programmes/menus of meetings, nicely printed and illustrated (three by Rupert Thomas Gould).

Author: 
[ Ye Sette of Odd Volumes, London literary dining club; Rupert Thomas Gould (1890-1948); Curwen Press; Pelican Press; Owen Lankester; Edward Heron-Allen; Sir William Arbuthnot Lane ]
Publication details: 
[ Ye Sette of Odd Volumes, London. ] One: 'holden at Ye Imperial Restaurant (Oddenino's)', 30 October 1923. Two: Royal Adelaide Gallery (Gatti's), 22 June 1926. Three and Four at the Savoy, 24 April 1928 (Curwen Press), 27 June 1933 (Pelican Press).
£60.00

One: 'Ye 390th Meeting of Ye Sette of Odde [sic] Volumes, holden at Ye Imperial Restaurant (Oddenino's) on Tuesday, ye 30th daie of October, 1923.' 4pp., 4to. Bifolium on shiny art paper. In fair condition, with light signs of age and wear. Stylish caricature portrait of chairman Sir William Arbuthnot Lane ('Chirurgeon') on front cover, with two amusing small vignettes. TWO: 'Ye 415th Meeting of Ye Sette of Odd Volumes, holden at Ye Royal Adelaide Gallery (Gatti's) on Tuesday, ye 22nd daie of June, 1926.' 4pp., 8vo. Bifolium on shiny art paper.

[ Nanking; Japan ]Long Autograph Letter from English-born jurist/adviser to Japan on foreign affairs Thomas Baty to 'Cooper', presenting a detailed defence of the Japanese position after the Nanking Massacre, and of Franco in the Spanish Civil War.

Author: 
Thomas Baty (1869-1954), English-born jurist and authority on international law, who settled in Japan in 1916 as foreign legal adviser [Nanking Massacre; Second Sino-Japanese War; Spanish Civil War]
Publication details: 
'Tokio [Tokyo] 1 October, 1937'.
£1,000.00

A letter of the first importance, as Baty had been since 1916 foreign legal adviser to the Japanese Government (following the death of Henry Willard Denison), and had been part of the Japanese delegation to the 1927 Geneva disarmament conference. Such was Baty's support for the Japanese position that the British Government seriously considered trying him for treason following the Second World War, choosing instead to revoke his British citizenship. 5pp., 4to. The first five pages of the letter only, and so lacking the signature, although Baty is without doubt the author.

[ 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'.

[ Frederick Tayler, watercolour artist. ] Original 'design' for a painting of 'a Girl carrying a Basket of Puppies', in an Autograph Letter Signed ('Fredk. Tayler') [to Scottish artist Thomas Faed], with request for a 'Cottage Door' to work from.

Author: 
Frederick Tayler [ John Frederick Tayler ], English watercolour artist, president of the Royal Watercolour Society [ Thomas Faed (1826-1900), Scottish artist ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of 38 Avenue Road, Regents Park, NW [ London ]. 12 December [ year lacking ].
£120.00

3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper, but with a corner of the first leaf torn away, resulting in some loss of text, including the year. The reverse of the second leaf laid down on a leaf removed from an album. The image of the 'design', 8 x 6.5 cm, is on the second leaf, which also carries Tayler's signature. It is a crude but pleasing sketch of an intended painting, done with the sureness of a watercolour artist.

[ Sir Francis Grant, portrait painter. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Francis Grant') to Scottish artist Thomas Faed, on his election as Associate Member of the Royal Academy, and an engraving by Samuel Cousins of one of his paintings.

Author: 
Francis Grant (1803-1878), English portrait painter [ Thomas Faed (1826-1900), Scottish artist; Baron Carlo Marochetti (1805-67), Italian sculptor; Samuel Cousins (1801-87), engraver; Royal Academy ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of The Lodge, Melton Mowbray. 6 February [1861].
£60.00

3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged, the blank reverse of the second leaf laid down on card backing removed from autograph album. Writing of his trip to London to take part in the vote at the Royal Academy he writes: 'I had two inducements to come up - you & Marochetti [the Italian sculptor Carlo Marochetti, elected at the same time] - & for either I would have come up separately - not from private friendship - although that existed in both cases - but from a sense of duty & the advantage of the Academy of which I doubt not you will very soon be a full member'.

[ Daniel Maclise, Irish artist and illustrator. ] Autograph Note Signed ('Danl. Maclise') to Scottish painter Thomas Faed.

Author: 
Daniel Maclise (1806-1870), Irish artist and illustrator [ Thomas Faed (1826-1900), Scottish artist ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the Athenaeum, London. No date.
£65.00

1p., 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged. Laid down on leaf removed from album. Reads: 'My dear Faed | It will give me much pleasure to dine with you the day you name | Believe me | faithfully yours | Danl. Maclise'.

[ Thomas Hardy, novelist. ] Sepia photograph of Riverside Villas, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, where Hardy wrote 'Return of the Native'.

Author: 
[ Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), English novelist; his residence Riverside Villas, Sturminster Newton, Dorset ]
Publication details: 
Without place or date. [ Dorset? Late nineteenth century. ]
£60.00

8.5 x 13.5 cm sepia shiny landscape photographic print on card with rounded corners. Laid down on grey paper backing. In fair condition, fading slightly, with 'T. Hardy wrote Return of the Native here' in top right-hand corner and 'RIVERSIDE' in bottom right hand corner. Shows frontage of house, with path leading to it and tree to the left of the foreground. 'The Return of the Native' was published in 1878.

[ Thomas Townson, Archdeacon of Richmond and author. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('T. T.') to the antiquary John Loveday, commenting knowledgeably on the 'Critical Observations on the Sixth Book of the Aeneid' (by Edward Gibbon).

Author: 
Thomas Townson (1715-1792), Archdeacon of Richmond and author [ John Loveday (1711-1789), English antiquary ]
Publication details: 
Without place or date.
£38.00

1p., on half a folio leaf (16 x 19.5 cm). In fair condition, aged and worn. Fifteen lines of neatly-written text, signed 'T. T.' Begins: 'I reckon Mr J Loveday, to whom my best respects, has read the Critical Observations on the Sixth book of the Aeneid, which is pretty smart upon his friend the Bp of Gloucester. But the ingenious author, in the eagerness of his assault, seems to lay himself open to attack, by asserting, p.17, that Aeneas never appears as a legislator, except in one line Aen. III. 137.' Signed at end 'T. T.', with the initials underlined twice.

[ Rev. Thomas Grinfield, clergyman and hymn writer. ] Autograph Letter in the third person to Lady Cholmley, regarding his memoirs of his friend Rev. Cornelius Neale.

Author: 
Rev. Thomas Grinfield (1788-1870), Bristol clergyman and hymnwriter [ Lady Catherine Cholmley; Rev. Cornelius Neale (1789-1823) of St John's College, Cambridge, and the London Missionary Society ]
Publication details: 
Undated, but circa 1833, the year of the publication of the pamphlet.
£40.00

3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. On heavily aged and worn paper. Begins: 'Mr Grinfield, with his kind respects to Lady Cholmley, begs permission to submit the accompanying "Memoir & Remains of Mr Neale" to her perusal, having received a few copies (of which this is the last) for private disposal; - the price being 8/6d.

[ Philippe François Lasnon de La Renaudière, French geographer and traveller. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Larenaudiere'), in French, to 'Monsieur Bennis a la librairie Anglaise', Paris

Author: 
Philippe François Lasnon de La Renaudière (1781-1845), French geographer and Anglophile book collector praised by Thomas Frognall Dibdin [ Bennis, Paris bookseller ]
Publication details: 
Paris. 25 January 1831.
£56.00

1p., 4to. Bifolium. Addressed on reverse of second leaf to 'Monsieur Bennis a la librairie Anglaise Rue Neuve St Augustin No 99'. In fair condition, on aged and lightly-worn paper. He had believed that he had a reciprocal agreement with Bennis, allowing him to borrow 'quelques volumes du Cabinet Cyclopedia', but he has now learned that Bennis has, 'contre ordre', cancelled his 'demande de Carnets'. As a consequence, 'par reciprocité également', he is returning the four volumes that he last borrowed, and he asks him to close his account.

[ Printed advertising pamphlet. ] The Authors' Agency for the Criticism, Revision, and Disposal of Manuscript, And all Work Involved Between Author and Publisher.

Author: 
William A. Dresser [ William Adams Dresser (b.1851) ], Manager, The Authors' Agency, Boston, Massachusetts, est. 1893 [ Mrs Julia Ward Howe; William Dean Howells; Thomas Nelson Page; Noah Brooks ]
Publication details: 
The Authors' Agency. William A. Dresser, Manager. P.O. Box 1193, Boston, Mass. Undated.
£65.00

3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, lightly-aged. Beneath the drop-head title: 'The Agency is authorized to refer to the following well-known writers: | Noah Brooks. | Hezekiah Butterworth. | Mrs. Margaret Deland. | William Elliot Griffis, D.D. | B. O. Flower, [Ed. Arena.] | Mrs. Burton Harrision. | Mrs. Julia Ward Howe. | William Dean Howells. | Mrs. Louise Chandler Moulton. | Philip S. Moxom, D.D. | Thomas Nelson Page. | A. D. F. Randolph, Publisher. | Charles Dudley Warner. | Mary E. Wilkins. | William Hayes Ward, D.D., [Ed. Independent.] | J. A. Wheelock, [Ed.

[ Printed handbill from the Great Exhibition, Crystal Palace, 1851. ] Description of the Kenilworth Buffet, [...] Abridged from the Illustrated "Account of the Kenilworth Buffet," by W. Jones, Esq.

Author: 
[ The Great Exhibition, Crystal Palace, 1851; William Jones; Cookes and Sons, Warwick; Henry Thomas Cooke (1804-1854), Printer, High Street, Warwick; Northern Fine Arts' Court ]
Publication details: 
Designed and Executed by Cookes and Sons, upon their Premises in Warwick, And now Exhibiting in the Northern Fine Arts' Court, (H, 30) at the Crystal Palace, Hyde Park. [ H. T. Cooke, Printer, High Street, Warwick. ]
£90.00

In two columns of small print, on one side of a piece of 44.5 x 28 cm laid paper. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper. Drophead title, with engraving of the royal crest. The Kenilworth Buffet (now at Warwick Castle) is an ornately-designed table, commissioned by Cookes and Sons for the Great Exhibition, and telling the tale of the romance between Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, carved from 'a colossal oak tree, which grew near Kenilworth Castle, in Warwickshire, measuring ten feet in diameter, and containing about six hundred cubic feet of wood'.

[ Thomas Elliott, perfumer in Regency London. ] Printed trade card for 'Elliott's Long-Established Repository, and Temple of Fashion, No. 32, Rathbone Place, London, [...]'.

Author: 
Thomas Elliott, perfumer in Regency London [ Temple of Fashion, No. 32, Rathbone Place ]
Publication details: 
Elliott's Temple of Fashion, No. 32, Rathbone Place, London. [ Around the period between 1814 and 1823. ]
£45.00

Printed in black on one side of a piece of 11 x 7 cm card. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. Text in a mixture of fonts and types characteristic of the period, with royal patent coat of arms. Text reads: 'Elliott's Long-Established Repository, and Temple of Fashion, No. 32, Rathbone Place, London, For Ladies' and Gentlemen's inimitable Head Dresses and Perruques, Patent Exact Imitation of Nature, The Hair appearing as if growing on the Skin, such as will deceive the eye of every Observer; and Ornamental Hair in all its Devices, of the First Fashion.

[ John Thomas Bellows, Quaker printer and lexicographer.] Autograph Draft Letter Signed ('John Bellows') to 'Honoured Count Worontzoff Dashkoff', sending condolences and devout sentiments on the death of his child.

Author: 
John Bellows [ John Thomas Bellows ] (1831-1902) of Upton Knoll, Gloucester, Quaker printer and lexicographer, author of first pocket French/English dictionary [ Count Worontzoff Dashkoff ]
Publication details: 
Upton Knoll, Gloucester. 4 April 1894.
£45.00

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. A long letter, closely and neatly written, with a number of emendations suggesting that it is a draft. After a short reference to the Count's kindness to him and his friend Joseph Neave, he devotes the rest of the letter to 'the heavy trial thou has had to pass through', discussing the nature of loss with 'knowledge from my own experience, that the loss of a child is a grief into whose full depths no stranger can enter, and that words, even well-meant, when uttered at an unfit moment, pain instead of helping'.

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