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[Clara Butt] Counter Signed Cheque Clara Butt Rumford on reverse.

Author: 
Clara Butt [Rumford] [Dame Clara Ellen Butt (1872 – 1936), contralto]
Clara Butt
Publication details: 
Barclays Bank Limited. London Provincial & South Western Bank, Barnes Branch, 27/11/1919
£45.00
Clara Butt

Cancelled cheque, 18 x 8.5cm, fold mrks, some foxing, mainly good, Payee 'Clara Butt Rumford' (smaller and neater than normal), two guineas, signed 'William John Leach Joint a/c'.

[David Douglas, publisher and editor, and Sir Walter Scott] The Personal Copies of publisher and editor, David Douglas, of The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (1890) and Familiar Letters of Sir Walter Scott, extra-illustrated with Correspondence.

Author: 
[David Douglas, publisher and editor, and Sir Walter Scott]
Publication details: 
Edinburgh, 1890 and 1894.
£3,500.00

Months sometimes pass without my having an opportunity of reading a book for my own amusement, but I hope in this case to begin soon.John Murray IV, publisherDavid Douglas, Edinburgh publisher, edited and published The Journal of Sir Walter Scott in 1890 and Familiar Letters of Sir Walter Scott in 1894.

[Oliver Wendell Holmes; Walter Scott] Autograph Letter Signed OWHolmes to David Douglas, publisher and editor, a fine letter responding to the latter's gift of his editions of Scott's 'Journal' and 'Familiar Letters'.

Author: 
Oliver Wendell Holmes [August 29, 1809 – October 7, 1894), American physician, poet, and polymath based in Boston]
Publication details: 
[Headed] 296 Beacon Street. Boston, 5 Dec. 1893.
£950.00

Four pages, 12mo, good condition, tipped on to page removed from David Douglas's personal copy of his Familiar Letters of Sir Walter Scott (1894) (see my #23402). Text: The two beautiful volumes of Scott's Letters reached me [presumably pre-publication] some days ago, and I have found time to look into them and read many of the letters[.] Like alll the rest of the world, I find them full of all those delightful characteristics which run through his life as they do through all his works.

[Augustus de Morgan] Autograph subscription to letter Signed.

Author: 
Augustus De Morgan [(1806?1871), mathematician and logician.]
Publication details: 
Univ[ersity] Coll[ege] Lond[on]. 16 Aug. 1848
£35.00

Clipped Subscription to letter, including signature, small closed tear (no loss of text), verson shows signs of having been glued onto (perhaps) an album page, writing clear.

[B.C. Brodie, chemist; Florence Nightingale; Lady Nurses] Autograph Letter Signed B C Brodie to an unnamed male correspindent, concerning lady nurses.

Author: 
B.C. Brodie [Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie, 2nd Baronet FRS (1817?1880), chemist.]
Publication details: 
Broome Park, Betchworth, Surrey, 30 August 1855.
£56.00

Three pages, 12mo, bifolium, second leaf laid down on slightly larger paper, edges dusted, small closed tear, fully legible, fair condition. I thank you for the history that you have sent me of the Smyrna hospital. I read it with great interest; & thinking that it might be also interesting to those who are more immediately concerned in these matters than I am, I have sent your letter to Mr Frederick Peel [then Under-Secretary of State for War]. I hope that [you] will not disapprove of my having done so.

[Edith K. Roosevelt, sometime First Lady] Autograph Letter Signed Edith Kermit Roosevelt to Caroline (Mrs William Phillips of North Beverly, Mass.) about a book about Coleridge's daughter anf the poems of the Lake Poets.

Author: 
Edith Kermit Roosevelt [(1861-1948), second wife of Theodore Roosevelt, sometime First Lady]
Publication details: 
[Headed] Sagamore Hill, [Dec?] 3rd 1941.
£165.00

Two Pages, 12mo, very good condition. In original envelope, Free [signed] Edith K. Roosevelt and stamped Received Unsealed at Beverly, Mass, then address in letter writer's hand. Text of letter: After looking thro' the book about Coleridge's daughter I found I did not like it as much as I thought, - and I am sure you would not care for it. Those Lake Poets wrote some [underlined] beautiful poetry | but a quantity has come to us which is just dull [...] Brentanos sends you a short life of [?De] Quincey, which is all that it should be , & I hope you will feel as I do.

[Edward Scriven, artist] Autograph Note Signed Edwd Scriven to Lepard [address panel], publisher (prints etc). about paying what he owes.

Author: 
Edward Scriven [1775 – 1841 ), engraver of portraits, in the stipple and chalk manner.]
Publication details: 
46 Clarendon Square, Somers Town, Saturday evening, 6 Nov. 1824,
£45.00

One page, irregular 8vo, right edge rough through being torn, almost affecting the text but not quite, small hole with loss of some letters from the address but not from text, which is as follows: I enclose the Six Pounds 4/6, as I said I would do yesterday when in Finsbury Square. Here is the account of what my amount now stands indebted; therefore balances on all sides present matters between me and your House. | Please offer my kind respects to all in Finsbury Square [...].

[Harry Johnston, explorer] Autograph Signature and date only, H.H. Johnston | December 1902.

Author: 
H.H. Johnston [Sir Henry Hamilton Johnston (1858 – 1927), known as Harry Johnston, explorer, botanist, artist, colonial administrator, and linguist].
Publication details: 
[1902]
£28.00

Signature only, paper 12 x 9cm, good condition.He called on the Home Secretary to take action to stop the dangerous socities forming but trade unions were legal. So Squire Frampton used a charge of administering an unlawful oath, using a law applicable to Naval mutinies not workers rights.Paper, 11.5 x 9cm, good condition. Docketed Sir H. Johnston - explorer.

[Meier Aaron Goldschmidt, publisher and author] Autograph Letter Signed M. Goldschmidt to My dear Madam (Mrs Bensusan), establishing social contact in light hearted way.

Author: 
M. Goldschmidt [Meïr Aron Goldschmidt (1819 – 1887), Danish publisher, journalist and novelist.]
Publication details: 
3 South Street, Finsbury, 21 June 1854.
£280.00

Three pages, 16mo, bifolium, last page laid down and slightly larger paper, good condition. Text: When I was at your door some time back and left my card, I thought: Well, Mrs. Bensusan has, no doubt, completely forgotten, that there exists in the world such a being as I, for how can any one living in the great world of London remember a person not seen for two whole years, and what have I done to be particularly remembered? Thinking thus I walked through the streets homeward bound and soon after left town for Sydenham.

[T.M. Healy, first Governor-General of the Irish Free State] Autograph Signature Only Faithfully yours | TM Healy.

Author: 
T.M. Healy [Timothy Michael Healy (1855 – 1931), Irish nationalist politician, journalist, author, barrister ]
Publication details: 
No place given or date.
£28.00

Clipped signature from letter, 7.5 x 6cm. some staining but autograph clear. On the verso a few words missing connectives, Some caustic critic | the then Prince of | & that this way h | your chance of earl.

[ W.M.Haffkine; vaccine ] Autograph Letter Signed W.M. Haffkine to a Mr. Lynch about (medical) qualification.

Author: 
W.M. Haffkine [Waldemar Mordecai Wolff Haffkine], Russian Medical Scientist (bacteriologist/microbiologist) and Zionist.
Publication details: 
St. Ermin's Hotel, St. James's Park, S.W., 21 Nov. 1906
£120.00

Three pages, 12mo, bifolium, sl. crumpled, some staining (not affecting text), text clear and complete. Text: [...] The French were very doubtful as to the possibility of exempting you from the baccalauriat [underlined] examination; but thought it might be possible to obtain that this examination should not be used in your case for deliberately excluding you from practice in France, as it is intended to be used in general.

[Robert M. Young, historian of science] Autograph Manuscript cum typescript of early draft with multiple annotations of his Mind, Brain and Adaptation in the Nineteenth Century: Cerebral Localization and its biological Context from Gall to Ferrier

Author: 
Robert M. Young [Robert Maxwell Young (1935 – 2019), American-born historian of science specialising in the 19th century and particularly Darwinian thought].
Publication details: 
A Dissertation Submitted in Candidature for an Unofficial Fellowship to King's College, Cambridge, 1963.
£850.00

Binding black (Instantaneous Binder), 4to, good condition, pagination roughly (added notes intervene) as follows: Prelims inc. Contents, 4pp, in pencil inc. titlepage; Preface 13pp, pencil; Summary of Ph.D. Dissertation, two pp. typescript; MS Note for typist; Body of Text, typescript, pp.[1]-59, annotated often heavily in pencil (pages added with extra information); [a second part] Titlepage Experimental Sensory Motor Physiology and the Association Psychology Koyre to Descartes; Body of Text, pp.

[Lord Lindsay; Florence Nightingale] Autograph Letter Signed Lindsay to [Mr Blatch?], mentioning Florence Nightingale.

Author: 
Lindsay [LINDSAY, James, Lord Lindsay (1783-1869)]
Publication details: 
Haigh, [24?] May 1855.
£45.00

Four pages, 12mo, bifolium, remnants of tipping in album, good condition. He will work over the 'Memoir' of our late lamented friend [presumably William Blatch's A MEMOIR OF THE RIGHT REV. DAVID LOW Comprising Sketches of the Principal Events Connected with The Scottish Episcopal Church During the Last Seventh Year] though being busy will delay him.. He's sorry to hear of Blatch's daughter's illness. The little 'fairies' you so kindly enquire after are all well, thanks God - Ludovick being in a state of great mental exaltation at having donned his first kilt.

[Joseph Edgar Boehm, sculptor] Autograph Note Signed J.E. Boehm. (Correspondent docketed as Genl [Brine?] RE.)

Author: 
J. Boehm [Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, RA (1834 – 1890), medallist and sculptor]
Publication details: 
No place given, 5 February 1886.
£56.00

One page, 12mo, good condition. I beg to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of your letter containing the information about the decorations General Gordon had. I will with your permission avail myself of your card to go & see the collection of medals at Messr Metcalf & Co. Gordon had died in 1885.

[John Forster, biographer of Dickens] Autograph Letter Signed John Forster to My dear George.

Author: 
John Forster [(1812 – 1876), biographer and critic, friend of Charles Dickens].
Publication details: 
No place; Saturday August [20?] 1836 (the year in which he met Dickens)..
£75.00

One page, cr. 8vo, one small closed tear, fold marks, corner cut off (not affecting text), sl. crumpled, a scrawl of a handwriting. I send the parcel, which I hope will not greatly inconvenience you. | I expected to have had a parcel from [Mr?] Blackett [publisher] but I find myself unable to spare time enough [?] to accomplish it. [...] I will take another [?] early opportunity. | Let me conclude this hurried scrawl with [every?] cordial & friendly wishes - and a hope that you have quite forgiven my involuntary inattention to you on Thursday. I cannot cease regretting it.

[Hans Feibusch, German Painter] Three Autograph Notes Signed initially H.Feibusch, then Hans Feibusch to a Mr. Musgrave [Clifford Musgrave of the Royal Pavilion etc?], one with a drawing.

Author: 
Hans Feibusch [Hans Nathan Feibusch (1898 – 1998), German painter and sculptor of Jewish heritage who lived and worked in Britain from 1933 until his death]
Publication details: 
2 Pittsville Lawn, Cheltenham, 3 Dec. 1940; 2 Strathearn Place, 31 March 1954; [headed] 2 Strathear Place, W.2., 29 July 1954.
£180.00

Total 4pp., 2x 12mo, 1 x 8vo, good condition. Letter One (1940), 2pp, Thanking him for two paintings which arrived in perfect condition. The packing case is being sent back to you [small drawing of cherub tweeking a Christmas Tree] This [the drawing] is to symbolise a premature Xmas wish which is what I am sending you here[...]; Letter Two (31 March 1954), May I thank you again for your great kindness in coming forward yesterday. You cannot imagine how much a gesture of this kind means to a man who is often uncertain of himself and his work.

[John Muir, environmental pioneer etc] Autograph Letter Signed John Muir, to David Douglas, Publisher/Editor of Scott's Letters and Journal, responding to his receipt of Walter Scott's Journal and discussing enthusastically his visit to the UK.

Author: 
John Muir [(1838 – 1914), influential Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, botanist, zoologist, glaciologist, and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness
Muir page 4
Publication details: 
Martinez, California, 31 Dec. 1893.
£1,500.00
Muir page 4

Four pages, 8vo, bifolium, remnants of tipping into David Douglas's gift of Sir Walter Scott's Journal published in 1890, edited by the publisher, Douglas. Edges stained, some marking, text clear and complete, as follows: My dear Mr Douglas, | I got home safely, & have been very busy with ranch affairs & old notebooks trying to get something ready for publication [perhaps The Mountains of California published in 1894]. Looking back over my summers wanderings I see that to you above all others do I owe thanks for guidance & kindness.

[Eldon Gorst; Slatin Pasha] Autograph Letter Signed Eldon Gorst to Jackson [presumably Major-General Herbert Jackson, sometime Governor of Dongola], about the reception of some boots, a visit to Dongola, and contact with Slatin Pasha.

Author: 
Sir John Eldon Gorst (1861 – 1911), Consul-General in Egypt from 1907–1911.
Publication details: 
[Headed] British Agency, Cairo, 6 Feb. 1908.
£120.00

Three pages, 16mo, bifolium, foxing on internal 'spine', good condition, a sprawling hand. The [?] boots have arrived and are an excellent fit. Will you please tell the maker that I am quite satisfied. Thank you very much for the trouble you have taken about them. | Since my return I have been very hard worked. I often think of the pleasant time I spent with you in the Dongola province. Slatin [Pasha] sent me some very good photos of the different corps de ballet. The letter connects three major figures in Anglo-Egypt.

[ Sydney Horler; thrillers ] Autograph Comments on an unfavourable newspaper snippet, Signed Sydney Horler..

Author: 
Sydney Horler [1888 – 1954), prolific British novelist specialising in thrillers].
Publication details: 
[Headed] Old Studley, Ewell, Surrey. [c.14 July 35].
£100.00

One page, 4to, fold mark, edges sl. stained, text clear and complete, comprising, newspaper snippet, 6 x 5cm, laid down in top half of page, which sneers at Horler stock in trade Terror novels, particularly his latest The Moon Murders, concluidng, Mr. Horler is quite shameless; even the King's English can perish if the situations are there. all present and correct. But people who like that sort of thing have got the thing they like. Horler then adds My comments in attempted refutation: 1. income of over £4000 for the last seven years; 2. a total sale of over 3,000,000 copies; 3.

[ Everard Meynell ] Autograph Letter Signed Everard Meynell, Corpl., R.A.F. to W.Downing | Birmingham (bookseller) about a Mr Johnston's examples of handwriting, samples of the pen used by Downing, and Downing's latest (book) catalogues.

Author: 
Everard Meynell (1882-1926), writer, journalist and book collector.
Publication details: 
c/o Mrs. Steptoe, Rosebank Cottages, Hillingdon, Uxbridge, Middlesex, 25 June 1918.
£180.00

One page, 8vo, laid down on sl. larger piece of stiff paper, edges v. slightly frayed, faint ink line through (clear) text, name of Everard Meynell stylishly printed (or more likely written calligraphically) at base. Text: I have written for the Examples of Handwriting required by you, and will probably get them if Mr. Johnston [Edward Johnston?] is selling any at present. But I know one is liable to disappointment in that quarter.

[ J.L. Hammond; social history] Autograph Letter Signed J L Hammond to Harold [Docketed H.J. Massingham], concerning the Plumage Bill.

Author: 
J.L. Hammond [John Lawrence Le Breton Hammond (1872 – 1949), journalist and writer on social history and politics]
Publication details: 
at Ben Vista, Gorran Haven, Gorran, Cornwall, 4 May 1920.
£120.00

One page, 4t, lined paper, fold marks, small closed tear, good condition. difficult hand in parts. I must send you a line to say how bitterly disappointed I am that all your magnificent work on the Plumage Bill - for which my wife & I have unbounded admiration - has ended in this [??]. It is heart breaking. This [?] generation of profiteers will destroy all the beauty left in the world. We only found out late last night what had happened & I dreamt about it all night.

[Baron Bexley; repatriation of freedmen (USA); map] Autograph Letter Signed Bexley to Capt. Rosenberg R.N. about his Prospectus involving corrections to a Map (see Note below - coast of Africa/Liberia

Author: 
Nicholas Vansittart, 1st Baron Bexley (1766 – 1851), politician, long-serving Chancellor [Monrovia], Vice-President American Colonization Society.
Publication details: 
Foots Cray Pl., 16 Dec. 1833.
£280.00

Two pages, 12mo, bifolium (second leaf blank), good condition. I return the Prospectus with your proposed corrections which appear to me very proper. The alteration of the Map [see Note 2 below] will be an improvement as it will give us less the appearance of a branch of the American Society & it would be still better if a sketch of the position of Cape Mount could be substituted for Monrovia. Notes: 1. He was also one of the vice-presidents of the American Colonization Society, whose aim was to repatriate African freedmen in the United States to the African continent. 2.

[Army Generals under Queen Anne; William Lowndes] Part of a Document Signed by General Officers (Generals) concerning the provision of clothing, presumably to the Army. Addressed to William Lowndes, Secretary to the Treasury.

Author: 
[Army Generals under Queen Anne]
Publication details: 
Spring Garden, 26 June 1708.
£250.00

Part-document, 19 x 13cm. tipped on to sl. larger paper, stained but legible. Probably the lower half of a document, text commencing (secretarial): We the Genl Officers for putting in Execution the said Instructions do desire that you will have a special Regard to the said Clause or Article in Her Ma[jes]ties said Instructions. That whenever any such Clothing is to be provided it may be Referred to our direction.

[George Kruger Gray; Great Expectations] Four Autograph Letters Signed George Kruger Gray to Mr Clementson concerning his drawings for a new edition of Great Expectations and other current work. With photos of drawings.

Author: 
George Kruger Gray [(1880 – 1943), artist, best remembered for his designs of coinage and stained glass windows].
Publication details: 
[Printed] George Kruger Gray | 5 St Paul's Studios | Colet Gardens. W.14, 10 and 15 June and 24 and 29 July 1924.
£600.00

Total 2pp 4to, & 10pp. 12mo, very good condition. WITH (separate envelope), in Gray's hand, List of 28 drawings by George Kruger Gray of 'Great Expectations' [said list with page numbers] The pages are those in the 'Gadshill' Edition.] AND eleven (11) photographs (see sample image), ranging from 6 x 6.5 cms to 12.5 x 10 cms, of scenes and characters from Great Expectations, two the same image but different sizes and quality, perhaps the incomplete series he refers to in Letter Two.

[W.H. Auden, Stephen Spender and other members of The Mermaid Club; printed] Menu The Mermaid Club Oxford [insignia with image of a mermaid] | Trinity Term Dinner | At the Elizabeth Restaurant [Oxford] | Tuesday, 12 June, 1956

Author: 
W.H. Auden, Stephen Spender and other members of The Mermaid Club
Publication details: 
Oxford, 12 June 1956.
£220.00

[8]pp. including card covers, 12mo, some damp- staining not interfering with text, faint foxing. Verso of front cover signed: Stephen Spender and Wystan Auden, with the signatures of seven others (presumably the undergraduate members whose guests Auden and Spender were).

[Count d'Orsay] Autograph Note Signed d'Orsay, in French, to [Charritie?], brief, about dinner engagement with politenesses..

Author: 
Count d'Orsay [Alfred Guillaume Gabriel Grimod d'Orsay, comte d'Orsay (1801–1852), French amateur artist, dandy, and man of fashion.]
Publication details: 
No place, 29 June 1841.
£28.00

One page, trimmed, 11 x 12cm, glue stains on verson (blank), right edge sl. roughened. Je suis charme de diner avec vous Jeudi le 8 - Presentez mes hommages a Madame et croyez toujours a mon ancienne amitie.

[ Daphne Charlton (Stanley Spencer)] A Miscellany of Material from the Archive of Daphne Charlton, Lover of Stanley Spencer and Artist. Diaries. sketches, letters, etc.

Author: 
[Daphne Charlton, lover of Stanley Spencer, Artist]
Daphne
Publication details: 
1943-1968
£1,500.00
Daphne

1. Autograph Note Signed Shirin Spencer, daughter of Stanley, to Daphne, 23 June 1961, in envelope:Unity [sister] and I were both so sorry to hear that you had lost your father in such a sad way. We send you our love and sympathy.; 2. Two Typed Letters Signed Andrew Boyle, sometime BBC producer, author, one page each, 30 Nov. and 11 Dec. 1962, about his inclusion of her in a programme about Spencer. [...] Yours is such a fascinating story, so personal and so vivid that it would be wrong not to have you in the programme; 3.

[ Anne Stevenson, poet] Typed Note Signed Anne Stevenson to Miss Cond [Eileen Cond, autograph collector] responding to a complimentary letter.

Author: 
Anne Stevenson (1933 – 2020), American-British poet.
Publication details: 
129 Bedford Court Mansions, Bedford Square, London, WC1, 3 November 1970.
£45.00

One page, cr.8vo, very good condition. She has only just found Cond's letter on her return from abroad. I am so glad you enjoyed 'A Relative Stranger' and have much pleasure in returning your bookplate [presumably signed]. I do appreciate the trouble you took to write to me. It is always very nice indeed to hear from readers who have read and enjoyed one's books.

[C.R.Leslie, painter] Autograph Letter Signed CR Leslie to [Mr Gardiner? Collector?] inviting Gardiner's wife presumably to visit to learn about models, etc.

Author: 
C.R. Leslie [Charles Robert Leslie RA (1794 – 1859), genre painter]
Publication details: 
2 Abercorn Place, St John's Wood, 16 Feb. 1852.
£85.00

Three pages, 12mo, bifolium, good condition, docketed on p.[4] 1852 | C R Leslie RA. He extends an invitiation for Mrs Gardiner to visit before two oclock when he will with pleasure give her such information and assistance as I can respecting models. He continues with insights into his own works: My faces & figures are sometimes painted from firends, sometimes from members of my own family but [some?] often from hired models, who do not, however, supply [dresses?]. These I make up as I can, & sometimes borrow them from Nathan in [?] Street [theatrical costumier?].

[Charles Bradlaugh] Note(secretarial) Signed C Bradlaugh to The Editor | Daily Telegraph] announcing the imminent circulation of his Appeal to the Country.

Author: 
Charles Bradlaugh [1833 – 1891), political activist and atheist]
Publication details: 
[Headed] Charles Bradlaugh | The National Reformer, | 20, Circus Road, St. John's Wood, | London, N.W., May 6th 1881
£35.00

One page, 12mo, top of page grubby, closed tears (one repaired on reverse), signature smudged, fold marks, text clear in a neat secretarila hand. I beg to enclose you an advance proof of an appeal which will be widely circulated after eleven o'clock tomorrow. Presumably this relates to the electoral shenanigans of 1881: Bradlaugh later returned to the House, but because Members had to take the oath before being allowed to take their seats, he effectively forfeited his seat in Parliament once he cast a vote in early 1881. His seat fell vacant and a by-election was declared.

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