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[ T. W. Robertson ('Young Tom Robertson'), dramatist. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Tom Robertson') to 'My dear Spielmann'

Author: 
T. W. Robertson [ Thomas William Shafto Robertson, 'Young Tom Robertson' ] (c.1858-1895), playwright, son of Thomas William Robertson (1829-1871), English dramatist and innovative stage director
Publication details: 
Alexandra Theatre, Sheffield, on letterhead of 'T. W. ROBERTSON'S "CASTE" COMPANY'. 23 November 1886.
£35.00

2pp., 12mo. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Having been up in town 'for a few hours' during the week he found Spielmann's note at the Savage Club. He quotes the phrase 'The Lord certainly is accountable for my whereabouts', adding '& he sends me to some curious places!' He refers to performances of his father's play 'Caste' at Oxford and Cambridge, concluding: 'On both occasion of "Caste" beng played we turned many away - & they (the pieces) are 20 years old!. I wonder where some of the pieces being played now, will be in 20 years? Sh!'

Stead's Wonders of Science Series. The Story of Flying Machines. The Conquest of the Air. With eleven specially selected illustrations.

Author: 
T. W. Scott [William Thomas Stead's Publishing House; Wonders of Science Series; aircraft; aeroplanes; aeronautics; ballooning]
Publication details: 
London: Stead's Publishing House, Bank Buildings, Kingsway, W.C.2. Printed by W. & J. Mackay & Co., Ltd., Chatham.
£76.00

Octavo, 48 pages. Stapled. In faded original orange printed wraps. Nine pages of illustrations, including three on wraps. Good, on aged high-acidity paper. Wraps a little stained. Unobtrusive ownership inscription at head of front wrap. Illustrations include two full-page balloons and 'A modern sea-plane: the Burgess-Dunne type'. Twelfth illustration (diving English biplane) on front wrap. Scarce: no copy on Copac.

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