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ABBOTT, Jacob (1803-1879). American writer for the young.
Final six lines and signature of an Autograph Letter Signed.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2420]

A'BECKETT, Arthur William (1844-1909). Humorous writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to a Doctor sending Punch and promising his 'Scotch book', 1 page 8vo, 17 Feb 1877.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2421]

ADAMS, William Davenport (1851-1904). Journalist.
Letter Signed to Forman thanking him for new of the new play, 1 page 8vo (traces of old mounting), Globe Office, no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2424]

ADCOCK, Arthur St John (1864-1930). Journalist and novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Cooper thanking him for a subscription, 1 page 8vo, Rickmansworth, 3 Nov 1909.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2425]

AINGER, Alfred (1837-1904). Humorist and editor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Gentry sending a charitable donation of £5 to Julia Cattermole, 3 pages 8vo, Hampstead, 29 Dec 1894.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2433]

AIRD, Thomas (1802-1876). Scottish poet and editor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Browne presenting a volume, 1 p 8vo (slightly stained), Dumfries, 27 Feb 1856.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2436]

ALFORD, John (1890-1960). Poet.
Autograph Letter Signed to C.K. Ogden, 1 page 4to, 4 Jun 1914, with autograph manuscript of 'Summer Love', 1½ pages 4to, and typescript of 'The Ark', 1 page 4to, both signed.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2439]

ALMEDINGEN, Edith Martha (1898-1971). Novelist and poet.
Fine long Autograph Letter Signed to Nina [Sennett], 6 pages 4to, from Kenn Rectory, Exeter, 28 January 1944. Written to a student of hers, the letter discusses her personal and strong feelings about religion.
£50 / $62 / €58 [No: 21391]

ALMEDINGEN, Edith Martha (1898-1971). Novelist and poet.
Typewritten Letter Signed, on a postcard, asking for a copy of an article, 3 February no year.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2445]

AMIS, Sir Kingsley William (1922-1995). Writer.
Typewritten Letter Signed to [E. Stanley] Jones, 1 page 8vo, Lemmons, Hadley Common, Barnet, 22 April 1976. Suggesting that Jones consult Who's Who for the information he requires, with the addition of Rudyard Kipling and His World and The Alteration (only just published).
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 26122]

ANDERSON, Christopher (1782-1852). Scottish theological writer and preacher.
Autograph Letter Signed to Ebenezer Palmer sending a book for promotion, 1 page 8vo with address, 1 January 1836.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2446]

ANGELL, Sir (Ralph) Norman (1872-1967). Peace campaigner and author.
Fine Typewritten Letter Signed to Basil Gregg, 1 page 4to, 8 Rue Weber, Paris, 1 March 1910. Refuting the argument that Germany might wish to seize British colonies, probably in response to an argument occasioned by his best-selling work The Great Illusion, published this year.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 24095]

ARCHER, William (1856-1924). Critic and journalist.
2 Autograph Letters Signed to Charles Hughes, 4 pages 8vo (one, on a 'letter card', torn), 10 December 1897 and 7 September 1908. The first letter declining expense money for attending a performance of a play ('I am a poor man, but that luxury I can allow myself'), the second praising [Annie] Horniman's enterprise (she pioneered the repertory movement).
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 0016]

ARCHER, William (1856-1924). Scottish critic and journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Perry, discouraging him from playwriting, 1 page 8vo (oblong), 7 March 1918.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2450]

ARMITAGE, John (1910-1980). Editor and bookseller.
Typewritten Letter Signed to J.B. Coates, asking Coates to write a book review, 1 page 4to, 30 July 1952.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2451]

ARNOLD, Sir Edwin (1832-1904). Poet, journalist and miscellaneous writer.
Autograph Manuscript Signed of a poem 'To Matthew Arnold', 2 pages 4to (a little wear in the folds), 15 April 1888 (the day of Matthew Arnold's death).
£150 / $187 / €175 [No: 26493]

ARNOLD, Thomas (1823-1900). Professor of English literature and writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Annie' explaining why he cannot attend the inauguration of the Rylands Library etc, 3 pages 8vo, 29 Sep 1899.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2454]

ARNOLD, Thomas James (1804-1877). Barrister and literary figure.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Brother Smith', sending a reference, 2½ pages 12mo, 10 December 1855.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2455]

ARNOLD-FORSTER, Hugh Oakeley (1855-1909). Statesman and miscellaneous writer.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Dr Frank Arnold agreeing to having his name used as a reference, 1 page 4to with hand-written envelope, 15 December 1905.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2456]

ATHERTON, Gertrude Franklin (d. 1948). American author.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Octavia] Susman, 2 pages 8vo on blue writing paper (facing pages), San Francisco, 2 May 1902. Accepting praise of her book, explaining that she does not possess Benjamin Franklin's signature, and sending her own instead.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 4590]

ATKINS, John Black (1871-1954). Editor of the Manchester Guardian.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent asking him to prepare an article on 'National Physical Training', 3 pages 8vo, 15 April 1903.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2457]

AUSTIN, Alfred (1835-1913). Poet and publicist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Dodd, thanking her for a plant and listing his plans, 4 pages 8vo, Ashford, Kent, 19 March 1893.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2458]

AUSTIN, Alfred (1835-1913). Poet.
Signature and salutation on grey paper.
£18 / $22 / €21 [No: 7727]

AXON, William E.A. (1846-1913). Journalist and author.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Banks describing his enjoyment with his new camera, 3 pages 8vo, 2 October 1891.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2460]
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BAGSTER, Samuel (1772-1851). Publisher.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, declining to publish a work ('in an age in which ... there is more varnish than solidity of education'), 1 p. 4to (laid down), 30 Nov 1833.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3015]

BAIN, Robert Nisbet (1854-1909). Historical writer and linguist.
Brief Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, thanking him for his letter, 1 p. 8vo, Albert Bridge Road, 21 Nov 1898.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2757]

BAINES, Edward (1775-1848). Newpaper proprietor, politician, and historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to Joseph (? or Joshua) Lambert, 2 pages 8vo (inlaid), Inner Temple, 18 December no year. Promising a order for admission to the gallery of the House Of Commons.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 24245]

BAINES, Sir Edward (1800-1890). Journalist and economist.
Autograph Letter Signed to F. Ross, requesting Yorkshire family material, 1 p. 8vo (printed note of identification at the foot), Mercury Office, Leeds, 28 Oct 1879.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2759]

BAINES, Sir Edward (1800-1890). Journalist and economist.
Autograph Letter Signed to George Buckston, 1 page 8vo, 3 Park Road, Halifax, 2 February 1869. Regretting that a 'special engagement' prevents his accepting the invitation to meet Mr Shelly.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22143]

BALDWIN, Faith (1893-1978). American romantic novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Mahony, 4 pages small 8vo (one side written together as a single page), Norwalk, Connecticut, no date (note of identification in ink on second side). A revealing letter.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 23731]

BALFOUR, Clara Lucas (1808-1878). Lecturer and authoress.
Autograph Letter Signed to J. Baker, discussing possible dates for a series of lectures, 3 pages 8vo, Maida Vale, 14 Feb 1846.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2760]

BALLANTYNE, Robert Michael (1825-1894). Author.
Autograph Letter Signed to Norman Bennet, 2 pages 8vo, 26 November 1889 Discussing a series of lectures, and making arrangements to dine together.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 0034]

BANKS, George Linnaeus (1821-1881). Author & journalist.
Letter Signed to Eliza Meteyard, 2 pages 8vo, 2 Malvern Terrace, Barnsbury, 21 March 1867. Inviting her to contribute to an anthology, the proceeds of which will go to 'elevate the home condition of the labouring poor of London'.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 21756] Longer description

BARING-GOULD, Sabine (1834-1924). Divine and author.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Dear Sir'), 2 pages 8vo including a sketch of a coffin lid with a swastika-like ornament, Lew Trenchard, Devon, 14 April 1896. Thanking him for an article, asking him about the sights he has seen on a visit to France, and giving detailed recommendations of religious places to visit.
£150 / $187 / €175 [No: 26413]

BARING-GOULD, Sabine (1834-1924). Divine and author.
Brief Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('My dear Sir'), 1 page 8vo (rather dust stained) with blank leaf (traces of former mounting), East Mersea Rectory, 17 July 1871. Explaining that it would be impossible for him to preach 'for the E.C.U.' as he would be in Devonshire on family business at the time in question.
£110 / $137 / €128 [No: 25453]

BARKER, Edmund Henry (1788-1780). Classical scholar.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed lady, asking for missing plates to be inserted into his copy of Nature Displayed, 2 pages 8vo, 15 Nov 1824.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2772]

BARROW, Sir George (1806-1876). Author.
Autograph Letter (third person) to Messrs Sewell & Co., substituting a new pattern for the one his wife had chosen, 2½ pages. 8vo, Colonial Office, 29 December 1849.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2782]

BARRY, Sir Gerald (1898-1968). Journalist.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Nicolas Bentley, agreeing to second Andre Deutsch for the Garrick Club, 1 page 8vo, on Festival of Britain writing paper, 19 Sep 1950.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2783]

BARRY, Rt. Rev. Mgr. William (1849-1930). Catholic priest and theologian.
Autograph Letter Signed to Messrs Macmillan, acknowledging receipt of a cheque, 1 page 8vo, Wallingford, 17 Jan 1889.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2771]

BATESON, William Henry (1812-1881). Divine. Master of St John's College, Cambridge.
Autograph Letter Signed to Major R.G. MacGregor, acknowledging receipt of a Greek translation, 2 pages 8vo, St John's College, 2 Nov 1864.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2787]

BATESON, William Henry
Autograph Letter Signed re Greek anthology, 2 pages 8vo, 2 Nov 1864.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2973]

BATTEN, (Henry) Mortimer (1888-1958). Author, inventor and lecturer.
Autograph homily, 'A Word to Campers', advising comfort under canvas, 1 page 8vo, no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2741]

BAYLEY, Frederick William Naylor (1808-1852). Newspaper editor and author.
Autograph Letter Signed to W[illiam] Jerdan, 1 page 8vo with address-leaf, no place, 'Thursday' no date. Asking to be lent a copy of the History of Ferdinand & Isabella for an hour, and for a spare copy of Saturday's Gazette.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 25188]

BAYLY, Ada Ellen (Edna Lyall) (1857-1903). Novelist.
Quotation from her novel Donovan Signed, 1 page 8vo (laid down), 23 November 1892. The quotation begins 'And that hard road of self-denial, so uncongenial to us all in itself, has proved to everyone who has taken his way honestly along it in very truth the way of light'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 19972]

BAYLY, Ada Ellen (Edna Lyall) (1857-1903). Novelist.
Brief note to an unnamed correspondent ('Dear Sir'), 1 page 12mo (trimmed and laid down), 6 College Road, Eastbourne, 23 February 1889. Advising him that the quotation he asked about ('"Sleepe after toyle" etc') is from Spenser's Fairie Queen.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 19971]

BAYNE, Peter (1806-1896). Journalist and author.
Autograph Letter Signed to B. Smith, declining an invitation and praising his liberal views, 2 pages 8vo, Kilburn, 17 Apr 1880.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2796]

BAYNES, Norman Hepburn (1877-1961). Writer and antiquary.
Autograph Letter Signed to George Wilson, thanking him for a copy of his Presidential Lecture, and arguing a point in it, 2 pages 8vo, Northwood, no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2797]

BAYNES, Thomas (1823-1887). Philosopher and miscellaneous writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Dr Bartley, discussing translations from the French and German, 1 page 8vo, 107 Jermyn Street, 16 Oct 1873.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2798]

BECKFORD, William, Senior (1709-1770). Lord Mayor of London.
Signed paying order, 1 p. 8vo, 27 Feb 1744/5
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2975]

BEESLEY, Edward Spencer (1831-1915). Historian and essayist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Kington, informing her that husbands of ladies receiving invitations to the 'Conversazione' are included in the invitation, 2 pages 8vo, 6 Jun 1873.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2859]

BELL, Henry Glassford (1803-1874). Poet, judge & man of letters.
Brief Autograph Letter Signed to John Arthur, inviting him to join Dr Gillespie on Saturday evening, 1 page 8vo with address-leaf, no place, no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2844]

BELL, Mackenzie (1856-1930). Author.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Bishop of Worcester, accepting an invitation to dine and stay, 3 pages 8vo, Putney, 6 Oct 1899.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2846]

BELLOC, Hilaire (1870-1953). Author.
Two Typewritten Letters Signed to the poet John Drinkwater, 2 pages 4to (one letter slightly ragged at the edges), Reform Club, Pall Mall, 30 September 1927 and 27 March 1928. Pointing Drinkwater to the publishers of his verses and suggesting a third (When you to Acheron's ugly water come), and to where he might find 'this sonnet of which you speak ... in Benn's Augustan series'.
£225 / $281 / €263 [No: 25886]

BELPER, Edward Strutt, First Baron (1801-1880). Philosophical radical.
Document Signed ('E. Strutt'), 1 page 8vo (oblong), a ticket of admittance to the Gallery of the House of Commons, 18 June 1838.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 19917]

BENN, Sir Ernest (1875-1954). Publisher.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Norman Macdonald, refusing to comply with Macdonald's request, 1 page 4to, Fleet Street, 14 Aug 1934.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2850]

BENSON, Arthur Christopher (1862-1925). Poet and college head.
Long Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 4 pages 8vo (tipped to the remains of an album leaf), Hinton Hall, Haddenham, Isle of Ely, 28 July 1906. Giving an account of his literary endeavours, and adding, perhaps a little disingenuously, that he preferred to be published anonymously.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 24390]

BENSON, Edward Frederic (1867-1940). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs [Lewis] Powles, a neighbour in Rye, 1 page 8vo , 25 Brompton Suqare, 21 March 1936. Sending ten shillings 'for your whist drive'.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 23559]

BENTLEY, Phyllis Eleanor (1894-1977). Author.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Eric Simons of the Playhouse in Sheffield, declining to speak at the Playhouse Conference, 1 page 8vo, Halifax, Yorkshire, 19 May 1949.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2899]

BENTLEY, Phyllis Eleanor (1894-1977). Author.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Rubenstein, encouraging his play-writing, 2 pages 8vo, Halifax, Yorkshire, 22 May 1933.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2900]

BERNARD, John Henry (1860-1947). Historian, Bishop & miscellaneous writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Bishop of Devon & Cornwall, recommending J.G. Disney for the Holy Order of Deacons, 2 pages 8vo, Trinity College, Dublin, 27 Nov 1889.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2902]

BESANT, Sir Walter (1836-1901). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Prof Gordon, 1 page 8vo, no place, 5 March 1881 (trimmed), sending an enclosure.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2905]

BESANT, Sir Walter (1836-1901). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Russ, enquiring about copyrights, 1 page 8vo, Hampstead, 14 Jan 1889.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2906]

BETHAM-EDWARDS, Matilda (1836-1919). Novelist and writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to General Sadler, thanking him on behalf of another lady for his hamper of fruit & vegetables, 3 pages 8vo, Hastings, no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2908]

BETJEMAN, Sir John (1906-1984). Poet.
Typewritten Letter Signed to 'Dear Rector', ½-page 4to, 43 Cloth Fair, London, 6 August 1969. Thanking him for a letter and enclosure, and regretting that he would be unable to help, especially so as he was about to go to Greece and become unavailable for two months, after which he was 'committed to filming'.
£110 / $137 / €128 [No: 25896]

BETJEMAN, Sir John (1906-1984). Poet.
Brief Typewritten Letter Signed to Mrs Rawlins on 1 page 4to (two filing-holes in left hand margin not affecting the text, small rust-stain), 43 Cloth Fair, 10 October 1972. Expressing his willingness to 'continue if you want me'.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 23736]

BIRD, James (1788-1839). Poet & dramatist.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Friend', asking him to attend to some theatrical business on Bird's behalf, and mentioning The Smuggler's Daughter, 4 pages 4to, 1836.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3018]

BLACK, William (1841-1898). Novelist.
Brief Autograph Letter Signed to the Rev Gerald Blunt, ½-page 8vo, Brighton, 23 May no year. Sending a subscription.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1844]

BLACK, William (1841-1898). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Sir'), 1 page 8vo, (remains of former mount on verso), Reform Club, London, 27 November no year.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1846]

BLACKIE, John Stuart (1809-1895). Scholar, poet & man of letters.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1½ pages 8vo (with a separate signature on the third page), Edinburgh, 10 December 1870. Commenting on the Franco-Prussian War ('the Germans will likely gain the day ...').
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 21251]

BLACKIE, John Stuart (1809-1895). Scholar, poet & man of letters.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Lady Bountiful!', 2 pages 8vo, 9 Douglas Crescent, Edinburgh, 16 November no year. Thanking her for a gift ('my store of music is every day increasing ...').
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 21252]

BLACKIE, John Stuart (1809-1895). Scholar, poet & man of letters.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo (splitting in the folds), 24 Hill Street, Edinburgh, 19 February no year. Sending 'a sonnet I wrote in the Scotsman after the death of Mr Dobell' (no longer included).
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 21253]

BLACKMORE, Richard Doddridge (1825-1900). Novelist.
Signature and a few words irregularly cut from the foot of a letter, no date.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 24214]

BLATCHFORD, Robert (1851-1943). Socialist & writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to J. Marchant, regretting that he has no letter of Alfred Russell Wallace to offer, 1 page 8vo, Horsham, 25 Jun 1915.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2927]

BLOUET, Lëon Paul (Max O'Rell) (1848-1903). Humorous writer & lecturer.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Paul Blouët') to Miss Belloc, 1 page 8vo (pin holes in the margin), 8 Acacia Road, London, 23 September 1894. Announcing a proposed visit by Mrs Blouet, with regrets that he is unable to accompany her as he has to leave for Nottingham earlier on the day.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 22261]

BLUMENFELD, Ralph D. (1864-1948). Chairman of the Daily Express.
3 Autograph Letters Signed (one on a postcard) to Norman Macdonald, concerning an article on patriotism, 2 pages 8vo & the card, London & Essex, 1935.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2936]

BLUNDEN, Edmund Charles (1896-1974). Poet, critic and biographer.
Autograph Letter Signed on a correspondence-card to Miss Margaret Adams, Merton College, Oxford, 7 December 1938. Apparently suggesting suitable literary research material.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 25547]

BLUNDEN, Edmund Charles (1896-1974). Poet, critic and biographer.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Dear B.L.R.', 1 page 4to (horizontal tear neatly repaired), 62 Talbot Road, 18 July 1929. Thanking him for 'the long review of my Collins' (The Poems of William Collins, London, Frederick Etchells & Hugh Macdonald, 1929), and offering to send him a copy.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 26089]

BLUNT, John James (1794-1855). Writer & divine.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Watt, thanking her for forwarding an 'artless & touching' letter, 1 page 8vo (tattered at the edges), 5 Oct no year.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2938]

BODENSTEDT, F.M. von
Autograph Letter Signed, 4 pages 8vo, 9 October 1881
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2985]

BODLEY, John Edward Courtenay (1854-1925). Historian of France.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mander, reporting no success in finding him a French family to stay with, and suggesting he advertise in the French papers, 1 p. 8vo, Biarritz, 1899.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2939]

BORROMEO, Antoine Marie, Count (1724-1813). Italian literary man & bibliophile.
Autograph Letter Signed, in French, thanking his correspondent for a volume of drawings, 1 page 4to, 10 Oct 1795.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2942]

BOWEN, Edward Ernest (1836-1901). Song writer.
2 Autograph Letters Signed to Monteagle, congratulating Monteagle on his engagement & praising a boy who is leaving school, 7 pages 8vo, Isle of Wight, no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2946]

BOYD, Andrew Kennedy Hutchison (1825-1899). Scottish divine & miscellaneous writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Payne, making an appointment & telling of hearing Leslie Stephen lecture, 1 p. 8vo, Glasgow, 18 Apr 1887.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2953]

BOYLE, Maria, countess of Cork & Orrery (174-1840). Literary hostess.
Letter Signed ('M. Cork etc') with autograph addition and signature, to Mrs Skinner, 1 page 8vo with address-leaf, Streatham, 17 March, watermark 1833 and postal cancellation ?1836 Inviting her to call and signing off 'with my own blind ey[e]s'.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 24813]

BRABOURNE, Edw. Knatchbull-Hugessen, Bt (1829-1893). Politician & writer of stories for children.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, suggesting he contact his publishers for permission to reprint a story, 1 page 8vo, Queen Anne's Gate, 10 Jun 1884.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2955]

BRAZIL, Angela (1868-1947). Writer of books for schoolgirls.
Publicity photograph on a four-page brochure extolling her works, signed in ink on the picture (a facsimile signature below), no date ca 1918. 175 x 114 mm. (7 x 4½ inches), a little soiled on the outer pages.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 23561]

BRERETON, Austin (1863-1922). Stage historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Hart, thanking her for her letter ('It is a good thing that the accident at Earl's Court was no worse'), 1 p. 8vo, Adelphi, 24 Jul 1898.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3148]

BRETT YOUNG, Francis (1884-1954). Novelist.
Autograph picture postcard signed to Mr Varty, inquiring about photographic reproductions for Christmas cards, Anacapri, no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3428]

BREWER, John Sherren (1810-1879). Historian.
Fragment of an Autograph Letter Signed, asking that a Mansfield's book be sent to him for review, 1 page 8vo (trimmed, missing salutation), no place, no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3150]

BRIDGES, Robert Seymour (1844-1930). Poet Laureate.
Autograph Letter Signed to T. Heath Joyce, editor of the 'Graphic', 1 page 8vo, Yattendon, Newbury, 17 November 1892. Replying to a request for his portrait to be printed in the paper.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 0096]

BRIDGES, Robert Seymour (1844-1930). Poet laureate.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, Chilswell, near Oxford, 29 July no year. Thanking his correspondent for his offer of help and sending him a pamphlet.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 20256]

BRIDGES, Robert Seymour (1844-1930). Poet laureate.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Wilson, refusing his request ('& I know that you wd not have asked me had you been aware of my circumstances'), 1 page 8vo (laid down), 1 May no year.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 2986]

BRIEUX, Eugene (1858-1932). French dramatist.
Autograph Letter Signed to M. Max Hecht, in French, 1 page 8vo on letter-card, St Hilaire-sur-Puiseaux, postmarked 19 August 1905.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3152]

BRIGHT, Dr William (1824-1901). Church historian, devotional & hymn writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Robert] Payne Smith (1818-1895, orientalist and theologian), 4 pages 8vo, Cuddesden Vicarage (on Christ Church paper), 21 September [1871]. Bewailing the sudden death two days previously of [Richard William] Jelf (1798-1871), who had been principal of King's College, London, from 1844 to 1868, after which he became proctor in convocation of Christ Church, Oxford.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 24276]

BRITTAIN, Sir Harry E. (1873-1974). Newspaper publisher.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Baxter, promising to attend the following Tuesday's 'showing', 1 page 4to (with newspaper article tipped to the foot), 2 Cowley Street, 30 Apr 1936.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3155]

BRITTON, John (1771-1857). Antiquary, topographical & architectural writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to L. Cubitt, sending two portraits of himself (no longer present), 1 page 8vo, no place, 19 November 1834.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3157]

BROOKE, Sir Arthur de Capell (1791-1858). Traveller & author.
2 Autograph Letters Signed to Mr Martin, a bookseller, ordering a book & asking that his account be prepared, 3 pages 16mo, 1 with address-leaf, Oakley, no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3214]

BROUGHTON, Rhoda (1840-1920). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lady Agatha, 1 page 8vo, 1 Mansfield Place, Richmond, 22 June no year. Asking Lady Agatha to accept an invitation to dine on her behalf.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22865]

BROWN, Francis Yeats (1866-1944). Soldier & writer.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Mrs MacDonnell, thanking her for information about a house, 1 p. 4to, Chelsea, 5 Apr 1932.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3261]

BROWN, Ivor John Carnegie (1891-1974). Author & essayist. Editor of the Observer.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Joan Forman, 2 pages 8vo, 20 Christchurch Hill, Hampstead, 25 April 1961. Discussing the anomolies of English spelling.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 21471]

BROWN, Ivor John Carnegie (1891-1974). Author & essayist. Editor of the Observer.
Autograph Postcard Signed to Gerald Bullett at the B.B.C., promising to be with him on the morrow, Board of Education, 22 Feb 1941.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3266]

BROWNING, Oscar (1837-1923). Educationalist & historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, thanking him for praising his book, and recommending another, 2 pages 8vo, Bexhill, 12 July 1909.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3171]

BRYANT, William Cullen (1794-1878). American poet and editor.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'A. Field Esq.' 1 page 8vo (laid down, corners trimmed), dated in another hand '1863'. Inviting him to visit ('The morning train leaves James Step at eight - the evening train at half past four').
£110 / $137 / €128 [No: 26449]

BRYDGES, Sir Samuel Egerton (1762-1837). Genealogist & bibliographer.
Receipt signed, with embossed revenue stamp, 1812, and another signature at the foot of a fragment of a manuscript bond.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3305]

BUCHANAN, Robert Williams (1841-1901). Poet, & novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to P.W. Bunting, sending him a book, 1 page 8vo on black-edged writing paper, Cavendish Square, 10 Dec no year.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3174]

BUCKINGHAM, Leicester Silk (1825-1867). Dramatist & lecturer.
Autograph Letter Signed to George Vinney, explaining that he has not as yet seen his new pantomine, and asking for a box for the first night, 1 p. 8vo, 'Morning Star', 1864.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3318]

BUCKINGHAM, Leicester Silk (1825-1867). Dramatist & lecturer.
Autograph Letter (third person) to Mrs Buckstone, formally accepting an invitation, 1 p. 8vo, Bloomsbury Street, 14 May 1866.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3319]

BUCKLE, George Earle (1854-1935). Editor of The Times & biographer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Gaskell, 1 page 8vo, 61 Russell Square [on Athenaeum paper], 12 March 1894. Arranging a doubles match for the following Saturday.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3323]

BULLOCH, John Malcolm (1867-1938). Literary critic & author.
Autograph Letter Signed to Hutchinson, thanking him for his poem and wishing him a 'Lucky New Century', 1 p. 8vo, 118 Pall Mall, 28 Jan 1901.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3342]

BUNTING, Sir Percy William (1836-1911). Social reformer & journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to J.H. Balfour Browne, declining an article for the next number, 1 p. 8vo, 18 Jan 1854.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3179]

BURNAND, Sir Francis Cowley (1836-1917). Dramatist & editor of 'Punch'.
Autograph Letter Signed to Frith, 1 page 8vo, 192 Brompton Road, 29 June no year. Explaining that a mysterious 'they' will require a lot of explanation ('There's a kind of morning-afterish style about these suggestions of health and good spirits and water').
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 20779]

BURNAND, Sir Francis Cowley (1836-1917). Dramatist & editor of 'Punch'.
Brief Autograph Letter Signed to Sketchley, ½-page 8vo, on embossed writing-paper of the Garrick Club, no date. Asking, 'while I think of it, was Constable a landscape painter?'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20783]

BURNETT, Frances Hodgson (1849-1924). Author of 'Little Lord Fauntleroy' etc.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Frances Hodgson Burnett'), to Mr Guedella, 3 pages 8vo, the last written horizontally, Wimpole Hotel, no date. Attempting to defer their meeting and talk until the following evening.
£165 / $206 / €193 [No: 25690]

BUTLER, Samuel (1835-1902). Author of 'The Way of All Flesh'.
Autograph Letter Signed to Aglaia Coronio (1834-1906, sister-in-law of Whistler and art patron), 1 page 8vo (small tear), 15 Clifford's Inn, 6 February 1889. Apologising for yet again missing the book post delaying further the mailing of his 'books & music'.
£150 / $187 / €175 [No: 21826]

BYRON, Anne Isabella Milbanke, Lady (1792-1860). Wife of Lord Byron.
Autograph Letter Signed to Messrs Palmer & Wansey, Bristol land agents, 1 page 8vo, 11 St Georges' Terrace, 2 February 1858 Asking for an account of monies owing on Red Lodge 'as I do not wish to charge any part of those expences to Miss Carpenter'.
£220 / $275 / €257 [No: 25927]

BYRON, Anne Isabella Milbanke, Lady (1792-1860). Wife of Lord Byron.
Signature, cut from a third-person autograph letter ('Lady Noel Byron'), with a few words on both sides, ca 25 x 110 mm (1 x 4½ inches). '... to know whether there is any load from Canterbury ...'
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 22747]
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CAINE, Sir Thomas Hall (1853-1931). Novelist.
Typewritten Letter Signed (in pencil) to [?Henry Wood] Nevinson, 1 page 4to, Greeba Castle, 28 June 1910. Agreeing to sign a letter [?supporting women's suffrage], but fearing Asquith will take no notice of literary men.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 2966]

CAINE, Sir Thomas Hall (1853-1931). Novelist. |
Autograph Letter Signed to Burgen, 1¼ pages 8vo (facing pages, a little soiled), Peel, Isle of Man, 18 June 1895. Inviting Burge and his wife to join a party of friends for an event on 1 July.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 24598]

CALVERLEY, Charles Stuart (1831-1884). Poet.
Autograph Letter Signed to Walter Wren, 3 pages 8vo (laid down), 17 Devonshire Terrace, 15 August 1872. Thanking Wren for congratulations on the birth of a child, praising the Jorrocks books ('of course the pictures are lovely, but the book itself is capital'), and mentioning the forthcoming marriage of a mutual friend.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 21346]

CAMERON, James (1911-1985). Journalist & author.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Dear Peter' about an article he had written on racism ('I thought the piece could have been done by Enid Blyton'), 1 p. 4to, Chelsea, 6 Jan 1965.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3539]

CAMPBELL, James Dykes (1838-1895). Biographer of Coleridge.
Autograph Letter Signed to Cornelius Payne, thanking him for books & requesting any others of the period or 'any that are "slangy"', 2 pages 8vo, Glasgow, 16 Jan 1866.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3547]

CAPEFIGUE, Baptiste (1801-1871). French historian & biographer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, about journalistm, 1 p 8vo, no place, no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3558]

CARDUS, Sir Neville (1889-1975). Music critic & writer on cricket.
Autograph Letter Signed to [E. Stanley] Jones, 1 page 8vo, 112 Bickenhall Mansions, 23 September 1972. Informing Jones that his first cricket book was now out of print.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 26125]

CAREY, Rosa Nouchette (1840-1909). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Briggs, thanking her for an appreciative letter about her books, 1 page 8vo, Putney, 16 March 1903.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3568]

CARLYLE, Thomas (1795-1881). Essayist and historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Edward Rogers], 2 pages 16mo on very thin black-edged paper with blank leaf, Chelsea, 11 February 1868. With a transcription in a more legible hand. Thanking him for the gift of Some Account of the Life and Opinions of a Fifth-Monarchy-Man (London, Longmans, Green etc. 1867).
£450 / $562 / €526 [No: 26173]

CARTON, Richard Claude (1856-1928). Dramatist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lewis, explaining the distribution of his work ('your little play to Lottie Venne ... your other ... to Boucicault'), 2 pages 4to, [London], no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3592]

CASSELL, John (1817-1865). Publisher.
Autograph Letter Signed to William Leaf, inviting him to view 'The Petroleum (the earth oil of America) refinery', 1 p. 8vo, Regents Park, 21 Jul 1863.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3598]

CAVENDISH (and Foster), Elizabeth (1757-1824). duchess of Devonshire, society hostess and patron of the arts.
Autograph Letter Signed in English to an unnamed correspondent ('dear Madam'), 1 page 8vo with second leaf (slight traces of mounting), D[evonshire] House, 'Saturday', no date. Announcing an imminent visit to Chiswick, after which she hope that they shall meet.
£225 / $281 / €263 [No: 24681]

CHALMERS, Alexander (1759-1834). Biographer & writer. Editor of the Biographical Dictionary
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, discussing various commissions, mentioning the Marquess of Stafford, Hannah More etc., 1 p. 8vo, no place, 30 Jun 1809.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3624]

CHALMERS, Alexander (1759-1834). Biographer & writer. Editor of the Biographical Dictionary
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, sending a list of names of 'considerable note as Oxford residents', 1 p. 8vo, 12 July 1818.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3625]

CHAMBERS, Charles Haddon (1860-1921). Australian-English dramatist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Hanson Lewis, explaining that he cannot write an article as he has no fixed abode, 3 pages 8vo, Westgate-on-Sea, 28 Jan 1901.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3638]

CHAMBERS, Charles Haddon (1860-1921). Australian-English dramatist.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Laurence', requesting books of his songs for his daughter, 2 pages 8vo (ink smudged), Lucerne, 20 Aug 1906.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3639]

CHAMBERS, W and R Publishers.
Autograph Letter Signed ('W and R Chambers') to the Revd John R. Beard, 2½ pages 8vo, Edinburgh, 18 May 1842. Approving Beard's article on Whitsuntide in Manchester ('with some little alterations'), expressing shock at the brutality of some people there, and alluding to Lowell.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 22035]

CHARLESWORTH, Maria Louisa (1819-1880). Author.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Madam', declining to send an article for the press as she is occupied in 'most anxious & painful nursing', 3 pages 8vo, 26 May no year.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3652]

CHARLESWORTH, Maria Louisa (1819-1880). Author.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Legg, anxiously inquiring whether or not her subscription had arrived safely, 4 pages 16mo (trimmed), Surrey, 29 June 1866.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3653]

CHARLEY, Sir William Thomas (1833-1904). Lawyer, politician & miscellaneous writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to J.L. Tow, thanking him for congratulations on his knighthood, 2 pages 8vo, Temple, 3 Apr 1880.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3654]

CHASE, Drummond Percy (1820-1902). Divine, writer & principal of St Mary Hall, Oxford.
Autograph Letter Signed to G.S. Read, thanking him for his letter, 1 p. 16mo, St Mary Hall, 15 Jun 1852.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3658]

CHETHAM-STRODE, Warren (1896-1974). Author & playwright.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Leftwich, inviting him to lunch at his club, 2 pages 8vo, Ebury Street, 22 July [1937].
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3674]

CHOLMONDELEY, Mary (1859-1925). Novelist.
Brief Autograph Letter Signed, 1 side of a correspondence-card, 62 Albert Gate Mansions, 12 June no year. 'We hope the enclosed things may be useful.'
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 23733]

CHRISTIAN, Bertram (d. 1953). Publisher & barrister.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Bruce Beddow, admitting that Walpole had suggested his name & expressing gratitude that the idea interests him, 1 p. 4to, Berners Street, 6 Dec 1928.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3695]

CHRISTIE, Richard Copley (1830-1901). Scholar & bibliophile.
Autograph Letter Signed to E.J. Bromfield, thanking him for kindly remembering his lectures and announcing a new edition of his book, 4 pages 8vo, Bagshot, Surrey, 16 Dec 1898.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3134]

CHURCH, Richard Thomas (1893-1972). Poet.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Miss Ashburner, sending an article on Walter de la Mare, 1 p. 9vo, Cranbrook, Kent, 9 Jan 1956.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0370]

CHURCHILL, Winston (1871-1947). American novelist, politician and painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Wedgewood in Kensington, 1½ pages 8vo (facing) with envelope, Crillon Hotel, Paris, 8 November 1917. Explaining that he had received a cable summoning him back to America and regretting that he could not dine with her.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 25346]

CLARK, William George (1821-1878). Shakespearean scholar & writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Bonney, discussing politics & arranging an appointment, 1½ pages 8vo, Trinity College, Cambridge, 3 Feb no year.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3744]

CLARK, William George (1821-1878). Shakespearean scholar & writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Browney, inviting him to dinner, 1 p 8vo, Trinty College, Cambridge, 17 Oct no year.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3751]

CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne ('Mark Twain') (1835-1910). American author.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Mark Twain / born S.L. Clemens') to the newpaper editor William T. Stead (1849-1912), 1 page 8vo (marginal splits), Hotel Kratz, Vienna, 24 May 1899. Asking Stead to have the Review of Reviews sent to Chatto & Windus's London address 'as soon as you get the world's peace secured to your satisfaction', and announcing an impending stay in London ('for I'm a coming').
£2500 / $3125 / €2925 [No: 26335]

CLIFFORD, Lucy (Mrs W.K.) (d. 1929). Novelist.
Two Autograph Letters Signed to Mrs Banks, thanking for for flowers ('I think it dear of you to know such a grumpy old person'), & arranging an appointment, 5 pages, 1914, where dated
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3772]

COLLINS, Dale (1897-1956). Australian author.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Miss Susman in Hobart, about her autograph collection, 1 p. 8vo (trimmed), Hobart, 25 Sep 1925.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3849]

COLLINS, Mortimer (1827-1876). Miscellaneous writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Edwin Canton, thanking him for attending his daughter and asking him to see his wife, 2 pages 8vo, no date, with an obituary reprint from Punch.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3141]

COLLINS, Mortimer (1827-1876). Miscellaneous writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Payne, confessing that he had both read & reviewed the book Payne names 'with infinite pleasure', 1 p. 8vo, no place, 'Saturday' no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3142]

COLLINS, William Lucas (1817-1887). Miscellaneous writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('My dear Sir'), 2 pages 8vo, Brafield Parsonaage, Northampton, 18 December 1865. Telling him of an old letter he had found which suggested that the 'Composition Club' at Eton was the original of 'the well-known "Eton Society", founded by F.C. Townshend, and now know as "Pop"'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 25843]

COLMAN, George, the Younger (1762-1836). Dramatist.
Autograph Letter Signed to B. Bradshaft, expressing doubts 'of the admission passing to light', 1 p. 8vo with address (trimmed at the head), no place, no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3860]

COMPTON, Herbert Eastwick (1853-1906). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Ellis, assuring him of his improving health & talking of his involvement in politics ('agitating against the Tea Duty'), 1 p. 4to, 6 Jan 1906.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3878]

CONNOLLY, Cyril (1903-1974). Author & journalist.
Typewritten Letter Signed ('Cyril') on a postcard to Roger Senhouse of Secker & Warburg, thanking him for replying to a questionnaire, Horizon, 12 Dec 1947.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3712]

CONRAD, Joseph (1857-1924). Writer and master mariner.
Autograph stanza signed ('J. Conrad'), 1 page small 4to, dated 1911, in an autograph album of 142 numbered pages with unrelated sketches, quotations, etc.
£850 / $1062 / €994 [No: 25469]

CONRAD, Joseph (1857-1924). Author.
Document Signed at the foot, 3 pages large folio on a pre-printed form, completed in manuscript, June 1910. A memorandum of agreement between Conrad and Edward Ward Oliver for the lease of Capel House at Warehorne in Kent for the sum of £45 payable quarterly.
£650 / $812 / €760 [No: 26045]

CONWAY, Robert Seymour (1864-1933). Classical scholar.
Autograph Letter Signed ('R.S.C.') on a correspondence card, to J.Z.A. Paton, declining to talk as the date coincides with his Rylands lecture, 18 Nov 1909.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3890]

COOK, Sir Edward Tyas (1857-1919). Journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Dear Madam', denying receipt for Esmé Stuart's last novel for review, 1 page 8vo, Pall Mall Gazette, 6 Jan 1891.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3894]

COOPER, Edward Herbert (1867-1910). Novelist & writer for children.
Autograph Letter Signed to Harmsworth, forwarding a grievance from a friend's young daughter, 1 p. 8vo, on Daily Mail writing paper, 13 Dec no year.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3903]

COPPEE, François (1842-1908). French poet and novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed in French to the English poet and critic Arthur Symons (1865-1945), 1 page 8vo with envelope (some tears in the folds), 12 May, postmarked 1890. Cancelling an appointment for the following Sunday, explaining that because of an indisposition he is 'obligé de fermer ma porte', and rearranging the visit of Symons and Ellis the following Monday.
£110 / $137 / €128 [No: 24651]

COPPEE, François (1842-1908). French poet and novelist.
A.N.S. (initials) on his visiting-card, no date.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 3071]

CORELLI, Marie (1855-1924). Pseudonym of Mary Mackay, novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Haldane, 1½ pages 4to on separate sheets of lined paper, 47 Longridge Road, Earl's Court, 'Wednesday' no date (1883-1899) Inviting her to tea, hoping to relate her latest adventures, and announcing her departure for a further visit to Switzerland.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 24982]

CORTISSOZ, Royal (1869-1948). American art critic.
Autograph Letter Signed to Walter Herries Pollock, congratulating him on his book (& enclosing a copy of his wife's review of it) & enthusing over the English spring, 3 pages 8vo.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0391]

COURTNEY, William Leonard (1850-1928). Philosopher & man of letters.
5 Typewritten Letters Signed to Miss Ethel Rolt-Wheeler, from Chapman & Hall publishers, discussing the publication of her work, 5 pages 4to with 1 envelope, 1919 to 1927.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 3494]

COUSIN, Victor (1792-1867). French philosopher.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, ½-page small 8vo, no place, 'Mardi' no date Thanking him for an invitation.
£44 / $55 / €51 [No: 3075]

COWARD, Sir Noël (1899-1973). Actor, playwright, composer, lyricist, painter, & author.
Postcard-sized photograph (head and shoulders in naval uniform), signed clearly in ink and dated 1943. The photograph is also inscribed by Coward 'In Which we Serve', i.e. the 1942 film from which the still shot is taken.
£225 / $281 / €263 [No: 25299]

CLARKE, Mary Cowden- (1809-1898). Shakespearian writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to G.H. Virtue, concerning proofs of her article on Hamlet, 1 page 8vo, 1 April 1848.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3076]

COX, Harold (1859-1936). Publicist.
Autograph Letter Signed to J.H. Balfour Browne, turning down his offer of an article on taxation of capital, as he proposes to do it himself, 1½ pages 8vo, Edinburgh Review, 1918.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3495]

COX, Harold (1859-1936). Publicist.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Mrs Gun, thanking her for a subscription, and speaking well of his holiday in Jamaica, 1 page 4to, Gray's Inn, 23 February 1927.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3943]

COZZENS, Frederick Swartwout (1818-1869). American merchant & writer.
Autograph Letter (third person) to Mr & Mrs Franklin Philip, a charming refusal of a invitation to a house-warming, 1 p. 8vo, Chestnut Cottage, 5 Mar 1869.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3948]

COZZENS, Frederick Swartwout (1818-1869). American merchant & writer.
A.Ms.S., a 9-stanza poem entitled The Book, 1½ pages folio (cut signatures glued at foot of verso), Washington, D.C., 7 May 1865.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4004]

CRAIG, Edward Gordon (1872-1966). Artist & stage designer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Abud, 1 page 8vo (torn and repaired), Theatre, Chatham, no date. Offering to bring him a poster to examine.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 3960]

CRAIG, Isa (1831-1903). Poet & writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Hughes, apologising that some enclosure (no longer present) had been delayed, 1 p. 8vo, Promotion of Social Science Association, 22 Dec 1863.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3951]

CRAIK, Dinah Mulock (1826-1887). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed ('D.M. Craik') to Dr West, 2 pages 16mo on separate conjugate leaves, no place, no date. Informing him that she has passed her ticket to a child who is in difficulties due to the death of her mother, and asking him to look after her.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 26529]

CROSSLEY, James (1800-1883). Author.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, thanking him for his published sermon & translation of the Psalms, 2 pages 8vo, Manchester, 25 Jul 1852.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3502]

CROWE, Sir Joseph Archer (1825-1896). Journalist, art critic & commercial attaché.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lady Metcalfe, accepting an invitation to dine, 1 p. 8vo, 24 Mar 1883.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3990]

CUMBERLAND, Richard (1732-1811). Playwright and novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Dear Sir'), 2 pages 4to (small splits and one tear professionally repaired), Tetworth, 9 August no year (ca 1794). Asking that he and his sister should be kept informed when Henry Alcock of Waterford Castle dies.
£550 / $687 / €643 [No: 26310]

CUNNINGHAM, Allan (1784-1842). Scottish writer.
Signature in ink from the foot of a letter to Sir M[artin] A[rcher] Shee, closely trimmed at the foot, traces of old mounting on the reverse.
£25 / $31 / €29 [No: 21525]

CUNNINGHAM, Sir Henry Stewart (1831-1920). Judge & novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, asking what he owes for some lantern-slides which 'have been much admired', 1 p. 8vo, Egerton Gardens, 5 Mar 1898.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4019]

CUNNINGHAM, Peter (1816-1869). Author & critic.
Autograph Letter Signed to Robert Cooke, reminding him of an appointment at the Garrick & lamenting the passing of James Brown, 1 p. 8vo, Audit Office, 30 Mar 1855.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3504]

CUNNINGHAM, Peter (1816-1869). Author & critic.
Autograph Letter Signed to John Bullock, inviting him to dine & to see his autograph collection, 1 p. 8vo, Kensington, 25 Mar no year.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4016]
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DALLAWAY, James (1763-1834). Topographer and miscellaneous writer.
Autograph Letter (third person) to Mr Phillips in St Paul's Churchyard concerning copies of letters, 1 page 4to with address-leaf, Gloucester, 2 March 1803.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4229]

DANA, Richard Henry, senior (1787-1879). American poet, critic and lawyer.
Autograph Letter Signed to James Grant Wilson (1832-1914, editor and author and civil war general), 1 page 8vo in a shaky hand, Boston, 27 November 1872. Supplying his autograph for Miss Holland (probably one of the four daughters of Sir Henry Holland).
£250 / $312 / €292 [No: 25647]

DANE, Clemence (Winifred Ashton) (d. 1965). Writer.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Mr Simons regretfully declining to be a guest at a lunch and conference owing to knee trouble, 1 page 4to, Tavistock Street, London, 28 May 1949.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4063]

DANSEY, William (1792-1856). Canon of Salisbury and scholar.
Autograph Letter Signed to a bishop, soliciting his patronage for the new edition of Horae Decanicae [Rurales], 2 pages 8vo, Donhead St Andrew, 31 May 1844.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4193]

DAVIS, Henry William Carless (1874-1928). Historian and biographer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Wellesley congratulating him on his honour, 1 page 8vo, War Trade Intelligence Department, 1 January 1918.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4219]

DAWSON SCOTT, Catharine Amy (d. 1934). Writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Rolt-Wheeler offering to include her short story 'Wireless' in their publication, 1 p. 8vo, headed paper of 'The Short Story Series', 3 Dec no year.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4066]

DAWSON, (George) Geoffrey (1874-1944). Editor of The Times.
Typewritten Letter Signed ('Geoffrey Robinson') to the biographer Walter Sichel, 1 page 4to, on writing paper of The Times, Printing House Square, 20 January 1916. Thanking Sichel for his article on Byron ('which I hope to publish in a day or two'), and declining to accept 'anything about Disraeli's Opposition during the Crimean War'.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 26139]

DAY-LEWIS, Cecil (1904-1972). Writer.
Autograph printed postcard signed (initials) to Miss Doris Stewart thaking her for her charming birthday message, 6 Crooms Hill, Greenwich, 1 May [1969].
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4067]

DEANE, Anthony C. (1870-1946). Poet and religious writer.
Autograph Manuscript Signed of the poem 'A Christmas Carol', 1 page 4to (rather chipped with some loss at the edges), no place, no date.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24242]

DEEPING, George Warwick (1877-1950). Writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Dear Sir'), 1 page 8vo, Eastlands, Weybridge, 27 September 1929. Giving details of some of his published books, and the suppliers for them.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 26532]

DELANE, John Thadeus (1817-1879). Editor of The Times.
Autograph Letter Signed to James Crowdy, 1½ pages 8vo, no place, 'Wednesday 8 o'clock' no date. Expressing the hope that Crowdy has won his case and can turn his attention to Delane's on the following day and inviting him to the remains of a pheasant.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 20336]

DELANE, John Thadeus (1817-1879). Editor of The Times.
Autograph Letter Signed to Egerton, 2 pages 8vo, 13 March no year. Inquiring about identity of the Italian Minister, whom he thinks was mistakenly called 'Pepoli' in the Morning Post.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 20337]

DE VERE, Aubrey Thomas (1814-1902). Poet.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('My dear Sir') asking for a copy of 'Mary Tudor' to be sent to him at Derwent Island, 1 page 12mo fragment, no place, 6 September 1851.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4082]

DICKENS, Charles (1812-1870). Novelist.
Autograph note ('C.D.') trimmed from an undated and apparently unpublished letter to Edward Bulwer Lytton, mounted with two related pieces. Correspondence between Dickens, Bulwer Lytton and (William) Charles Mark Kent, writer and journalist, concerning Kent's forthcoming collection of poetry.
£525 / $656 / €614 [No: 26456]

DICKINSON, Goldsworthy Lowes (1862-1932). Writer and Fellow of King's College, Cambridge.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Dear Sir') accepting an invitation to dine with his society, 1 page 8vo, King's College, Cambridge, 1901
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4089]

DIOSY, Arthur (1856-1923). Writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to a lady whose signature he could not decipher, good-naturedly sending his autograph, 1½ pages 8vo, London 1 February 1905.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1082]

DISRAELI, Benjamin, earl of Beaconsfield (1804-1881). Prime minister and novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to J[ohn] Knott, 4 pages 8vo (splits in the folds, some foxing), Grosvenor Gate, 18 August 1850. Thanking Knott for sending him 'a copy of your interesting correspondence with Sir Robert Peel', regretting that his indisposition had prevented their meeting to discuss it and expressing the hope that they may yet do so.
£350 / $437 / €409 [No: 26070]

D'ISRAELI, Isaac (1766-1848). Writer.
Library calling-slip, presumably for the British Museum, made out and signed by D'Israeli, 65 x 80 mm (ca 2½ x 3 inches), 25 November [180]9. Requesting Nichols's Leicestershire, Vol 2 parts 1 & 2.
£110 / $137 / €128 [No: 5695]

DIXON, William Hepworth (1821-1879). Historian and editor of the 'Athenaeum'.
Autograph Letter Signed to Thomas Thompson, asking for access to any William Penn papers in the latter's possession for his work on Penn, 1 page 8vo, London, 12 August 1850.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1094]

DOBREE, Bonamy (1891-1974). Professor of English Literature.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Mr Stanford, congratulating on his writing progress and hoping to meet soon, 1 page 4to, London, 29 September 1954.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1096]

DORAN, John (1807-1878). Writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Gualter, an aspiring actress, arranging for her to meet Miss Terry, 2 pages 8vo, Notting Hill, 21 May 1867.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4097]

DORAN, John (1807-1878). Writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('My dear Sir') apologising for the delay in thanking him for his book on surnames, 4 pages 8vo on headed paper of Notes and Queries, 16 Nov 1874.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4098]

DOUGLAS, James (1867-1940). Writer and Director of London Express Newspapers.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Drinkwater referring to Miklos Schwalb, Kubelik, and forthcoming concerts, 2 pages 8vo, Kensington, 20 April 1931.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4101]

DOWDEN, Edward (1843-1913). Writer and Shakespearean scholar.
Autograph Quotation Signed from 'Hamlet', 1 page 8vo (small fragment torn from blank corner), Highfield House, Dublin, 8 December 1906.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4102]

DOWLING, Richard (1846-1898). Irish novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Morton, announcing that he is to write a serial story for boys, 1 page 8vo on black-edged paper, Brixton, 5 November 1882.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 1116]

DOYLE, Sir Francis (1810-1888). Poet.
Autograph Letter Signed to Thomas Collins, saying that he has no 'pretensions' for a place in Collins' organization, 1½ pages 8vo, Portugal Street, 29 December [1846].
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1196]

DOYLE, Sir Francis (1810-1888). Poet.
Autograph Letter Signed to Macmillan & Co., the publishers, thanking them for books received, 1 page 8vo, Bournemouth, 17 February no year.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4108]

DRINKWATER, John (1882-1937). Poet.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Mr Haldon referring him to his secretary and hoping to be able to help Westminster School with a reading, 1 page 4to (marginal tear), 2 July 1924.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 4109]

DRINKWATER, John (1882-1937). Poet.
Autograph Letter Signed to Muriel Robson, tentatively accepting the function of chairman at her debate and enquiring about travelling expenses, 1 page 4to, 29 March 1917.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 4110]

DRINKWATER, John (1882-1937). Playwright and poet.
Autograph quotation from Abraham Lincolm, on a small slip of paper, 90 x 60 mm (ca 3½ x 2¼ inches), June 1930.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 25926]

DRUMMOND, Peter (1802-1879). Scottish biographer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr W. Wilson, complying with a request, 1 page 8vo, Rothesay, 12 August 1868.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1166]

DU BOIS, Edward (1774-1850). Satirist and barrister.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Rees, asking for the return of his 'Wits', 1 page 8vo with address-leaf, [Inner] Temple, 'Friday' [postmark 21 April 1815].
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1170]

DU BOIS, Edward (1774-1850). Satirist and barrister.
Autograph Letter Signed to J. Wright, asking for his help in obtaining Finders' 'Gallery of Graces', 1½ pages 8vo, no place, 'Saturday', no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1171]

DU CHAILLU, Paul Belloni (1835-1903). African explorer and author.
Autograph Letter Signed to [John] Cordy Burrows, 1½ pages 8vo with blank leaf and envelope, Edinburgh, 23 October 1861. Thanking Burrows for an invitation to the opening 'of your new museum', and declining on the grounds of other engagements.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 25630]

DUHAMEL, George (1884-1966). French author.
Postcard-sized reproduction of pencil drawing of Duhamel, head and shoulders in profile, signed and inscribed to M. J Roest.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 5738]

DUKES, Ashley (1885-1959). Critic and theatre manager.
Autograph Letter Signed to Kennedy Williamson, acceding to his request & remarking 'it just threatens to expose my own vast ignorance', 1 p oblong 8vo, London, 31 March 1950.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1190]

DUKES, Ashley (1885-1959). Critic and theatre manager.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Nicolas Bentley, offering to donate spare seats at performances in response to Bentley's letter, ½-page 4to, Mercury Theatre, 17 January 1949.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1531]

DUMAS, Alexandre (père) (1802-1870). Novelist and playwright.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Mon cher Hertz', 1 page 8vo, no place, no date [dated on the back 'Mai 1866']. Introducing Mr Ferdinand Bernard, whom he hopes Hertz will help, and sending a prospectus for Dumas's signature (no longer present).
£325 / $406 / €380 [No: 26115]

[DUNN, James Nicol] (1856-1919). Journalist.
Collection of 6 Typewritten Letters Signed & 1 Autograph Letter Signed to Austin Brereton, replying to an invitation for a dinner in Dunn's honour, 6 pages 4to and 1 page 8vo, various places, 1911.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1611]

DYCE, Alexander (1798-1869). Man of letters.
Autograph Verse Letter, 3 pages 4to (inlaid, rather soiled) with address-leaf to C.E. Walker at Exeter College, Oxford, Lanteglos, 27 October 1822. A lengthy humorous poem of eight verses to a colleague at Exeter College, Oxford, referring nostalgically to term time habits and acquaintances, and concluding in a postscript 'I'm exceedingly admired at Fowey'.
£150 / $187 / €175 [No: 26453]
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EARLE, John (1824-1903). Philologist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, proposing to take a drive in an open pony-carriage, 1 page 8vo, Swanswick, no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3298]

EASTHOPE, Sir John (1784-1865). Politician and journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Henry F. Richardson on black edged paper, declining an invitation to be a steward at a public event, 2 pages 8vo, 19 Grafton Street, 7 March 1843. Together with an Autograph Letter Signed from Elizabeth Easthope to Mr C. Pennell.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3446]

EDGEWORTH, Maria (1767-1849). Novelist.
Signature from the foot of a letter with the autograph words 'Yours very affectionately' (rather badly smudged).
£30 / $37 / €35 [No: 20025]

EDWARDS, Matilda Barbara Betham- (1836-1919). Novelist and writer on French life.
Autograph Postcard Signed to G.P. Johnson, asking for various books, Hastings, 12 April 1884.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1314]

ELLIS, Sir Henry (1777-1869). Librarian of the British Museum.
Letter Signed to C[harles]. Whittingham (printer, 1795-1876), 1 page 4to, British Museum, 14 March 1834. Acknowledging receipt of eleven woodcut impressions, and thanking him on behalf of the Trustees for this gift to the British Museum.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 26497]

ELLIS, Robert Leslie (1817-1859). Scientist and man of letters.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Bruce, ½-page 16mo, Trinity College [Cambridge], 13 March no year. Inviting him for breakfast on Friday.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1635]

ELLMAN, Richard (1918-1987). Literary critic & biographer.
Typewritten Letter Signed ('Dick') to 'Dear Catherine', 1 page 4to, New College, Oxford, 7 February 1984. Offering an interesting insight into Henry James's Golden Bowl.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21442]

ELTON, Oliver (1861-1945). Scholar and critic.
Autograph Postcard Signed to J.R. Tutin of Hull, Parkfield Road, Liverpool, 25 December 1907. Requesting 18 copies of his 'Song to David'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1691]

ELWIN, Whitwell (1816-1900). Author and editor of the 'Quarterly Review'.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Sir'), setting a time when they may meet, 1 page 8vo, Booton Rectory, Norwich, 8 September 1899.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 3311]

EMANUEL, Walter (1869-1915). Humorous writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Lemon, 1 page 8vo, (two small tears at head), Holland Park Avenue, 15 October 1906. Acceding to his request.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1708]

EMPSON, William (1791-1852). Editor of 'Edinburgh Review'.
Autograph Letter Signed ('W.E.') to an unnamed correspondent ('Sir'), 3½ pages 8vo, E.I.C., 18 June no year. Commending him for having kept his proofs and asking him to send them to the printers only at the last minute.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1721]

EVERETT, Edward (1794-1865). American clergyman, orator and statesman.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Sir Henry Holland (1788-1873, physician)], 4 pages 16mo, 46 Grosvenor Place, 29 April 1842. Thanking him for a copy of his Medical Notes & Reflections.
£110 / $137 / €128 [No: 25767]

EVERETT, Edward (1794-1865). American clergyman, orator and statesman.
Autograph Sentiment Signed, trimmed to 70 x 117 mm. (ca 3 x 4½ inches), rather soiled, laid down, Boston 17 August 1863. 'Washington was the greatest of good men and best of great men'.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 23763]

EWART, Gavin (1916-1996). Poet.
Typewritten poem signed, entitled Holland Park Revisited in September, 12 lines on a 4to sheet.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 21470]
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FARJEON, Joseph Jefferson (1883-1955). Author and playwright.
Signature ('Good wishes / J. Jefferson Farjeon / 31/8/35') on white card, ca 50 x 90 mm (2 x 3½ inches).
£22 / $27 / €25 [No: 5271]

FARNOL, Jeffery (1878-1952). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to G.W. Blodgett, 1 page 8vo, Sunnyside, Withdean, near Brighton, 19 March 1921. Complying with his request.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1919]

FARRAR, Adam Storey (1826-1905). Professor of divinity.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Sir'), 2½ pages 8vo, The College, Durham, 26 October no year. Requesting tracings of the plan of the old cathedral and of the monastic buildings of Peterborough.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1922]

FARRAR, Frederic William (1831-1903). Divine and novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Bonney, 3 pages 8vo, (remains of former mount), Harrow, 24 October no year. Enclosing the report (no longer present) of a committee appointed by the British Association to investigate science examinations, and giving his view on the matter.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1923]

FARRAR, Frederic William (1831-1903). Divine and novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to De Lunn, 3 pages 8vo, The Deanery, Canterbury, 17 March no year. Explaining that Reggie is an excellent lecturer, requesting return tickets to Blankenberg via Ostend, and asking for foreign stamps for his son.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1924]

FERBER, Edna (d. 1968). American writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Pearn, 2 pages 8vo on dark grey writing paper, recipient's marks in top left corner, Claridge's, 8 December 1932. Regretting that she cannot come on Friday, promising to telephone, and hoping to attend to some contracts that she has left open.
£225 / $281 / €263 [No: 4512]

FINLAYSON, John (1770-1854). Disciple of Richard Brothers.
Autograph Letter Signed to Messrs Sherwood [booksellers], 1 page 8vo with integral address-leaf, (seal-tear not affecting the text), New Road, Marylebone, 26 November 1836. Changing the title of a book in the hope that it will sell better, and enclosing some new copies.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 2018]

FITZGERALD, Percy Hetherington (1834-1925). Novelist, artist and man of letters.
Brief Autograph Letter Signed on a correspondence card to an unnamed correspondent, The Athenaeum, no date.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 21120]

FITZGERALD, Percy Hetherington (1834-1925). Novelist, artist and man of letters.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, [Athenaeum Club], no date. Asking for a seat at the dinner to be kept for him, and enclosing money.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 2070]

FORBES, (Joan) Rosita (1890-1967). Traveller and writer.
2 Autograph Letters Signed to Mr Marshall, 4 pages 8vo, Blair Drummond and Great Cumberland Street, 8 September and 14 October no year. Accepting his invitation to be guest of honour at a reunion, mentioning her lecture tour of the industrial towns, and asking for details of how to reach the venue and whether she should wear evening dress.
£42 / $52 / €49 [No: 2062]

FORDYCE, Sir William (1724-1792). Scottish medical writer.
Autograph Letter Signed ('W.F.') to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 4to, (some tearing and traces of mounting, not affecting the text), Warwick Street, 10 June, no year. Apologising for being unable to see the correspondent's family, as he has been occupied with his brother Alexander's affairs. Expressing the hope that he might be able to visit the following day.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1719]

FORSTER, Edward Morgan (1879-1970). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Constance Miles] ('Dear Madam') on a correspondence card (creased with a pin rust stain), Reform Club, 23 November 1932. Thanking his correspondent for sending him a copy of Lady Richard in the Larder and assuring her that he is looking forward to reading it.
£175 / $218 / €204 [No: 26079]

FOX, William Johnson (1786-1864). Preacher, politician and author.
Autograph Letter Signed to (?)H[enry] Slack, 2 pages 16mo, no place, 1 March 1855. Regretting that he did not see him the previous Saturday and asking him to peruse the accompanying pamphlet (no longer present) as he hopes it will do good in Lancashire and elsewhere.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0462]

FRANCILLON, Robert Edward (1841-1919). Novelist and journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Sabilla] Novello, 2½ pages 8vo, Gloucester Crescent, 14 May 1876. Together with Autograph Verse Signed, ½-page 8vo, 2 April 1876. In fine condition. Thanking her for her translation of Schiller's 'Turandot' and giving some constructive criticism.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 0494]

FRANCILLON, Robert Edward (1841-1919). Novelist and journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Furnivall, 1 page 8vo, Regent's Park Terrace, 4 July 1892. Writing in haste to cancel the dinner they had arranged, and apologising for the inconvenience caused.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0502]

FRANKAU, Gilbert (1884-1952). Novelist.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Miss Barbara Burton, 1 page 8vo, Lancaster Gate Terrace, 26 January 1926. Sending her a signed photograph (no longer present) and apologising that he does not have enough time to answer her letter at any length.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0548]

FRANKAU, Gilbert (1884-1952). Novelist.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Hughes Massie, 1 page 4to, Westbourne Terrace, 22 December 1920. Sending him best wishes for Christmas and the New Year and hoping that he will get well again soon.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0550]

FRANKAU, Pamela (1908-1967). Novelist and daughter of Gilbert Frankau.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Mrs Weir, ½-page 4to, c/o The Daily Sketch, 15 May 1939. Acknowledging receipt of her letter, which she has forwarded to Mr Oppenheim.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0551]

FRASER, Mary Crawford (d. 1940). Journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Edwin Arnold, 4 pages 16mo, Battersea Park, 26 October no year. An animated and detailed letter referring to mutual acquaintances and regretting that she could not visit them the previous afternoon.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0621]

FREEMAN, Edward Augustus (1823-1892). Historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo, Somerleaze, Wells, 3 September 1862. Acknowledging that 'the proud parson of Snettisham' is considered by his neighbours to be a mild man, but denying any knowledge of what the East Anglian standard of mildness might be.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 21356]

FREEMAN, Edward Augustus (1823-1892). Historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, Somerleaze, Wells, Somerset, 3 February 1880. Refusing the honour of being a Vice-President of an Eisteddfod to be held at Caernarvon ('I should be quite out of my place').
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 21349]

FREEMAN, John (1880-1929). Poet and critic.
Autograph Letter Signed to Francis Bickley, 1½ pages 8vo, Weighton Road, Anerley, Thursday, no date. Complimenting him on a review, recalling an earlier meeting with a mutual friend and hoping that they will see each other again.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0359]

FREILIGRATH, Ferdinand (1810-1876). German poet.
Autograph poem 'Springer' ('The Knight'), signed and dated at Zurich, 1845, 2 pages 8vo (one small split at the end of a fold). Six four-line stanzas.
£1850 / $2312 / €2164 [No: 25855]

FREMANTLE, Sir Edmund Robert (1836-1929). Admiral and writer on naval subjects.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, ½-page 4to, Lower Sloane Street, 8 December 1915. Thanking him for sending an extract from 'The New York Times' and sending him a reply (no longer present).
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0657]

FRISWELL, James Hain (1825-1878). Miscellaneous writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Hardman, 1 page 8vo, Bexley Heath, Kent, 11 January 1872. Discussing some amendments made to a recent article.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0736]

FROUDE, James Anthony (1818-1894). Historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to John Ruskin, 3½ pages 8vo, 5 Onslow Gardens, 31 March, no year. Thanking him for his letter received on his return from Madeira, informing him he has now published two volumes of Carlyle's Reminiscences and offering to send him a copy if he feels 'equal to reading it'.
£275 / $343 / €321 [No: 26424]

FRY, Christopher (1907-2005). Playwright.
Autograph Letter Signed to [E. Stanley] Jones, 1 page 8vo, The Toft, East Dean, Chichester, 6 March 1973. Expressing ignorance as to books about modern drama and suggesting his local library as the most useful source.
£50 / $62 / €58 [No: 26121]

FYFE, (Henry) Hamilton (1869-1951). Writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Preston, 1 page 8vo, Wadhurst, Sussex, no date. Apologising for his late reply.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0873]
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GAIRDNER, James (1828-1912). Historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to Dr Jessopp, 2 pages 8vo, Pinner, Middlesex, 9 June 1904. Thanking him for his note, referring to an essay he has undertaken and asking him to look up a passage from Naunton for him.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2296]

GALLICO, Paul William (1897-1976). American novelist, short story & sports writer.
Autograph Letter Signed and 4 Typewritten Letters Signed ('Paul' and 'Paul Gallico'), in all 4½ pages 4to with 3 envelopes, Antibes, 1972-1975, together with 3 Autograph Letters Signed of his third wife, Virginia. The letters are written to Philip Bennett, his wife, the radio and television journalist Jeanne Heal, or to both, cataloguing a growing friendship forged during their mutual inhabitance of Antibes.
£350 / $437 / €409 [No: 25133]

GALLON, Tom (1866-1914). Novelist and dramatist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Edwin Ashworth, 1 page 4to, St John's Wood, 2 July 1903. Thanking him for his letter and interest in his works and telling him that one of his books is still available in many editions.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2301]

GALLON, Tom (1866-1914). Novelist and dramatist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Robert Leighton, 1 page 4to, St John's Wood, 15 April 1905. Thanking him for his note which he found on returning from an afternoon outing with his sister, sending his regards to Mrs Leighton and hoping to see him on another occasion.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2302]

GALSWORTHY, John (1867-1933). Novelist and playwright.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Dorothy R. ?Measures, 1 page 4to, Wingstone, Manaton, Devon, 5 November 1914. Politely declining an invitation from the Union Society of University College, London ('I shrink too much from these honours to feel able to come').
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 25059]

GALSWORTHY, John (1867-1933). Novelist and playwright.
Signature and subscription ('All best wishes to you all/ always yours'), cut from the foot of a letter, ca 110 x 200 mm (4½ x 8 inches). Traces of former mounting on verso.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 4947]

GARVIN, James Louis (1868-1947). Editor of the Observer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lord Wakefield, 1 page 4to, Gregories, Beaconsfield, 24 December 1932. Thanking him warmly for his Christmas card and complimenting him on his recent speech: 'I liked your sane stout-hearted speech the other day ... and mark your great public spirit more often than you would suppose!'
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2343]

GARVIN, James Louis (1868-1947). Editor of the Observer.
Typewritten Letter Signed to F.J. Muirhead, 1 page 4to (some traces of mounting on reverse), on letterhead of 'The Observer', 16 May 1918. Advising him to write the account personally as he will be better able to highlight the most important points in the limited space allowed.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2344]

[GENLIS, Comtesse de] (1746-1830). French writer.
Duplicate of a letter written by Mme de Genlis to Monsieur Cymery, 1 page folio, no place, 13 September 1815. Desiring to know the identity of the young author of a piece entitled 'Le Narcisse.'
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1121]

GENLIS, Madame de
Autograph Letter (unsigned), 1 page 4to, 'Lundi', no date. Thanking her correspondent for a book which has given her much pleasure, and asking her to come on any Saturday, when she will be at home.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 0307]

GEORGE, Hereford B. (1838-1910). Author and journalist.
Interesting Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Escott, 4 pages 8vo (typewritten identification at the head, handwritten note at the foot), St Olave's, West Malvern, 15 August 1910. Recalling the association between College and Commoners at Winchester School ('my impression is that Anthony Trollope was at Winchester but a very short time').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5323]

GEORGE, W.L. (1882-1926). Author.
Interesting series of 3 Typewritten Letters Signed, with autograph additions, to Eric Simons, 3 pages 4to & 1 page 8vo, 21 and 27 May and 27 September 1921. Making arrangements for a lecture to the Sheffield Ethical Society, suggesting a topic, etc. ('I analyse the bad effects on society and on the personality of women of the continual change in fashion').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 5328]

GIBBONS, Stella Dorothea (1902-1989). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to [E. Stanley] Jones, 2 pages 8vo, Highgate, 31 July 1981. Sending a list of her publications (a surprising twenty-seven of them) with stars against those which are out of print (an equally surprising sixteen).
£110 / $137 / €128 [No: 26130]

GIBBS, Sir Philip (1877-1962). Author and journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Donald] Attwater, 1 page 8vo, 'Sunday' no date. Regretting that he cannot be of use to Attwater as he has been outside the Fleet Street scene for 15 years.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5337]

GIBERNE, Agnes (1845-1939). Author of tales & scientific books.
Autograph Letter Signed to E H Johnstone, 1 page 8vo (small chunk torn from the top, not affecting the text), Eastbourne, 11 October 1899. Making an appointment to discuss the title of her book.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5339]

GILFILLAN, George (1813-1878). Author.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, Dundee, 29 July 1848. Sending thanks for a post office order, expressing pleasure at his correspondent's enjoyment of his travels and discussing his own work in progress.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 6073]

GODKIN, Edwin Lawrence (1831-1902). Editor & author.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Publisher [of the Manchester Guardian], 1 page 8vo (received stamps of the Guardian), Keswick, 1 September [1898]. Cancelling his subscription to the newspaper because he is leaving for America and asking that his thanks for forwarding it be conveyed to Mr Scott.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 5430]

GOLDSMITH, Lewis (1762?-1846). Political writer & journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, no place, 21 July no year. Introducing M D'Handricourt from Park, the 'Inventor & Proprietor of a very splendid work & which is in very great repute'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5441]

GOOCH, George Peabody (1873-1968). Historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to Hyman, 2 pages 8vo (oblong, soiled), Campden Hill Road, 13 October 1882. Offering a letter from Dr Pusey and some first editions of Tennyson's later works for Hyman to sell, keeping the usual percentage.
£28 / $35 / €32 [No: 5447]

GORELL, Ronald Gorell Barnes, third Baron (1884-1963). Writer; editor of The Cornhill Magazine.
Typewritten Poem Signed ('Gorell'), entitled Year's End, 1957, 15 rhyming couplets on 4to page (fold marks) with two ink corrections.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 6101]

GORELL, Ronald Gorell Barnes, third Baron (1884-1963). Writer; editor of The Cornhill Magazine.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lord Wakefield, 1 page 4to, writing paper of John Murray, 50 Albemarle Street, 9 December 1932. Thanking him for his thanks (I can assure you that ... the whole thing was a great pleasure & privilege to me') and commenting on the favourable reception of the ceremony at the R[oyal] Aero Club.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5469]

GOSSE, Sir Edmund (1849-1928). Poet and man of letters.
Signature in ink from the foot of a letter.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 21523]

GOULD, Gerald (1885-1936). Poet and editor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Jones, 1 page 4to, 1 Hamilton Terrace, 26 August 1927. Thanking her for her efforts in finding a suitable cottage which 'sounds so attractive that I simply ache for it - but I fear it is too big for my modest needs'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5487]

GOULD, Gerald (1885-1936). Poet and editor.
Autograph verse Signed, 4 lines on 4to page with typed transcription and newspaper photograph of the poet, one correction.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6099] Longer description

GRAHAM, Stephen (1884-1975). Author.
Autograph Letter Signed to Beryl Carter, 1 page 8vo, 60 Frith Street, Soho Square, 28 August 1923. Asking for two tickets for a lecture ('I am looking forward to the occasion with considerable anticipatory pleasure').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5499]

GRAHAM, Winifred (Mrs Theodore Cory) (d. 1950). Author.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Lady de Gex, 1 page 4to, St Albans, Hampton-on-Thames, 22 April 1933. Expressing great interest in meeting her author friend ('Unfortunately, I do not know his books), recommending one of her own books, and reminiscing about her presentation as a bride by Lady de Gex.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5502]

GRATTAN, Thomas Colley (1792-1864). Author.
Autograph Letter Signed to Westmacott, 1 page 8vo, Athenaeum, 'Thursday Evg' no date. Asking if there is a chance of accompanying him to Brighton the following Saturday.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 5540]

GRAVES, Robert (1895-1985). Poet.
Autograph Letter Signed to Brian Carter, 1 page 8vo, Déya, Majorca, 18 November [1968], together with a photograph inscribed and signed on the reverse. The photograph measures 105 x 70mm (4 x 2½ inches) and shows Graves half-profile in pensive mood.
£285 / $356 / €333 [No: 26128]

GREEN, Mary Anne Everett (1818-1895). Historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 3 pages 8vo, 7 Upper Gower Street, no date. Asking him to call to discuss 'several poetical expressions of the time of Charles I - among them some of those printed by you'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5552]

GREENWOOD, Frederick (1830-1909). Journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed, recipient's name erased, 1½ pages 8vo, 4 Devonshire Terrace, Ventnor, 'Monday' no date. Giving multiple excuses for not having written about a parcel sent and promising to get back to his correspondent 'almost immediately'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5593]

GREGO, Joseph (1843-1908). Writer on art.
Autograph Letter Signed to Hartley, 3 pages 8vo, 23 Granville Square, 8 January 1897. Offering pictures of various sorts as souvenirs of the Queen's early life, and offering to come to them on the following day, explaining that he had had to turn back that morning as the weather upset him.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6143]

GREGORY, Sir Richard Arman (1864-1952). Author, scientific journalist & editor of Nature.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lloyd, 2 pages 4to, The Manor House, Middleton-on-Sea, Bognor Regis, 4 March 1946. Praising Lloyd's conversation, magazine writing and poetry.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5608]

GREVILLE, Henry William (1801-1872). Diarist.
Autograph Letter Signed, in French, to an unnamed woman, 1 page 8vo, no place, 'Vendredi soir' no date. Explaining that he has not seen Madame Thurber and is very busy with a thousand projects, but that he will pay a visit when he can.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6126]

GROTE, John (1813-1866). Philosopher; brother of George Grote.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Master', 1 page 8vo (traces of former mounting on the reverse), no place, no date. Declining an invitation to luncheon ('I have reason to fear that I shall be inevitably engaged elsewhere').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6160]

GUEDELLA, Philip (1889-1944). Historian & essayist.
Small collection of 2 Autograph Letters Signed (on postcards), 1 Typewritten Letter Signed and 2 TLs (unsigned) to the bookseller S Neuhuy, with one Typewritten Letter Signed of his secretary, 1917-1937. Ordering books from catalogues and asking Neuhuy to search for others.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 6170]

GUNN, Neil M. (1891-1973). Scottish novelist.
Brief inscription to the Editor of the Cornhill, on an album leaf (soiled, traces of mounting), Inverness, 5 August 197?.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3478]

GURNEY, Archer Thompson (1820-1887). Divine & author.
Autograph Letter Signed to John Bentley, 1½ pages 8vo, 9 Keble Terrace, Oxford, 7 June 1883. Asking for 100 copies of 'the Letter' and reporting that has send another review.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6188]

GURNEY, Hudson (1775-1864). Antiquary & autograph collector.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Rev Francis Cunningham, 3 pages 4to with address-leaf (chewed at the foot, not affecting the text), penny-red stamp, Warwick, 5 December 1845. Explaining that he is unable to vote in the hospital election, and in fact seldom votes for London hospitals.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 6189] Longer description

GUTHRIE, Thomas Anstey (1856-1934). Humorous writer; 'F Anstey'.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs J E H Gordon, 1 page 8vo with envelope, 16 Duke Street Mansions, Grosvenor Square, 25 November 1893. Thanking her for sending him The Young Gentlewoman and congratulating her on the first number of Young People's Parliament.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6195]

GWYNNE, Howell Arthur (1865-1950). Journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Thesiger, 1 page 4to, on writing paper of The Morning Post, 30 August 1917. Commiserating with her 'disagreeable time generally', explaining that he is off to France and adding 'I am afraid those beastly Russians will give us a years' extra fighting'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 6202]
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HAGGARD, Sir Henry Rider (1856-1925). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to his cousin [Frederick Bazett Doveton], 2 pages 8vo with blank leaf, 24 Redcliffe Square, 23 January 1889. Reluctantly ('I am adverse to passing judgment') commenting on his cousin's poetry.
£250 / $312 / €292 [No: 25076]

HAGGARD, Sir Henry Rider (1856-1925). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Dear Mr ?Barker', 3 page 8vo, Ditchingham House, Norfolk, 20 October 1912. Haggard has received his letter from Miss Hector, he is working on his Royal Commission but could perhaps see ?Barker on certain days, and he sends the full text of an article which the Times had truncated.
£225 / $281 / €263 [No: 25074]

HAGGARD, Sir Henry Rider (1856-1925). Novelist.
An extensive collection of letters of Rider Haggard. This is a link to the descriptive list (in PDF format). Please let us know if you would like further information or a list in any other format.
Price on application [No: 26011]

HALE, Edward Everett (1822-1909). American author and Unitarian clergyman.
Two Autograph Letters Signed to Cummings, 2 pages 8vo, no place, 22 December 1863 and South Congregational Church [Boston], 18 January 1868. Asking him to help with the Christmas decorations at the church, and offering to print his paper in the Register.
£135 / $168 / €157 [No: 23764]

HALEVY, Ludovic (1834-1908). French dramatist & novelist.
Autograph aphorism on a correspondence card, no place, no date. Equating the love of life with the love of duty.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6246]

HALEY, William John (1901-1987). Editor of The Times.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Sir I[vone] Kirkpatrick, 1 page 4to, on Broadcasting House writing paper, 30 August 1944. Regretting that Kirkpatrick is to leave the BBC and wishing him luck in the 'big job' [Assistant Under-Secretary of State at the Foreign Office] ahead of him.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6248]

HALL, Anna Maria (1800-1881). Author.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed woman ('Dear Madam'), 2 pages 12mo (traces of former mounting making 4th page postscript obscure, but readable), The Rosery, 19 May no year. Thanking her for sending a parcel ('I do not think the contents are priced beyond what such things bring - and many are very pretty'), and hoping for the success of their bazaar in June.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 6411]

HALL, Anna Maria (1800-1881). Irish writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Martin, 3¼ pages 8vo with autograph envelope, Wilton Villa, 20 September [postmarked 1872]. Expressing delight that Miss Martin and her friend will soon be coming to visit and reporting that 'the Droitwich baths have done me a great deal of good'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0069]

HALL, Captain Basil (1788-1844). Naval Captain and author.
Autograph Letter Signed to Dr Richardson, 2¼ pages 16mo (weak in the folds, laid down on the remains of an album leaf), 77 Harley Street, 20 March 1840. Asking Richardson to append his name to 'our friend Grant's Certificate at the Royal Academy'.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 25871]

HALL, Samuel Carter (1800-1889). Author & editor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Fairholt, 1 page 4to, 15 November 1854. Confirming that the copyright of papers on Albert Durer, published in the Art Journal, reverts to him, but that a reprint ought to acknowledge the original publication.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 6418]

HALL, Samuel Carter (1800-1889). Author & editor.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, 193 Strand, 1 March no year. Asking for an enclosure to be inserted in the advertiser so as to help Mrs Hall in the plan 'to which she is giving her heart and mind'.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 19986]

HALLAM, Henry (1777-1859). Historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to Murray (presumably John Murray), 2½ pages 8vo (laid down by the second leaf), Pickhurst, 21 December 1852. Discussing the details of a publication, presumably the supplemental notes to his 'View of the State of Europe ...' (originally published in 1818, notes in 1848'.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 20674]

HALLAM, Henry (1777-1859). Historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1½ pages 8vo (note of identification below the signature), Bowood, 31 October no year. Apologising for the delay in acceding to his correspondent's request, which he has put into the hands of Mr [?John] Murray ('who promised to communicate with you on the subject').
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 24856]

HALLAM, Henry (1777-1859). Historian.
Brief Autograph Letter Signed to Lord Mahon, 1 page 16mo, no place, 'Thursday' no date. Inviting him to breakfast.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 6431]

HAMILTON, Lady Anne (1766-1846). Courtier.
Autograph Letter (third person) to Messrs George & Broadley, 1 page 8vo with address-leaf, 19 Baker street, Portman Square, 'Thursday' [identified in another hand as 1818]. Asking for eight yards of silk to be delivered the following morning.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 24783]

HAMILTON, Cosmo (d. 1942). Dramatist and novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed woman ('Dear Madam'), ½-page 4to, South Lands, West Drayton, 13 June 1906. Complying with her request.
£28 / $35 / €32 [No: 6465]

HAMILTON, Mary Agnes (d. 1966). Politician and author.
Autograph Letter Signed to Macdonald, 1 page 8vo (oblong), 105 Cheyne Walk, 8 October no year. Sympathizing with his cause, but explaining that she is much too busy to join it.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6526]

HAMILTON, Mary Agnes (d. 1966). Politician and author.
Autograph Letter Signed on a postcard to Colonel C L'Estrange Malone, North Devon, 10 January 1931. Regretting that she cannot accept his invitation as she is to go straight to Blackburn ('about which I entirely agree with you').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6527]

HAMMERTON, Sir John Alexander (1871-1949). Editor & author.
Autograph Letter Signed (inititals) to Downes, 2 pages 8vo (trimmed) in green ink, no place, no date. Supporting a project for the R[obert] L[ewis] S[tevenson] Club to issue a leaflet, but declining to help as he is busy with his annual address in which he hopes to make a study of the Scots tongue in Stevenson and Burns.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 6532]

HANCOCK, Professor Sir William Keith (1898-1988). Historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Dear Sir'), 1 pages 8vo, University of London, 4 October 1950. Acceding to his request.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6545]

HANNA, William (1808-1882). Theological writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo (laid down on card), Helmsburgh, Dunbartonshire, 12 February 1870. Sending an enclosure (no longer present) and expressing pleasure to have been of service to his correspondent's family.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6550]

HARDING, Edward Archibald Fraser (1903-1953). Head of Drama at the BBC.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Aubrey Ensor, 1 page 8vo, British Broadcasting Corporation, 19 February 1949. Praising his draft episode of Thackeray's The Newcomes, explaining that it will not be broadcast for several months as they are currently doing Esmond, and asking him to work with Lance Sieveking to agree a synopsis.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6559]

HARDY, Thomas (1840-1928). Poet and novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Dear Sir'), 1 page 8vo, The Athenæum (blind stamp), Pall Mall, 3 June 1895. Declining to take part in a project ('It would be interesting to contribute with the rest, but I have had my say on such subjects for the present').
£750 / $937 / €877 [No: 26037]

HARDY, Sir Thomas Duffus (1804-1878). Archivist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Ellacomb, 1 page 8vo, embossed writing paper of Rolls House, 21 April 1866. Promising to have the seal of Thomas de Button done whenever he wants and thanking him for his contribution to his wife's 'casual acquaintances' series.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6572]

HARE, Kenneth (1888-1962). Poet.
Typewritten Letter Signed & 5 Autograph Letters Signed to Francis Bickley (1885-1976), 14 pages 4to, 1953 - 1961. Friendly personal letters with much literary content.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 1003]

HARE, Kenneth (1888-1962). Poet.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Parker, 2 pages 4to, 15 Ashdell Road, Broomhill, Sheffield, 20 January 1950. Instructing her as to how to send his books to America and rather patronisingly congratulating her on keeping up communications between mothers of the two nations.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6577]

HARRADEN, Beatrice (1864-1936). Novelist & suffragist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mary [Carmichael], 2¼ pages 8vo (some foxing) on black-edged paper, 5 Cannon Place, no date. Explaining that the ill health which plagued her for most of her life would prevent her from attending the concert, and asking if 'Nursie' could go in her place.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 22324]

HARRADEN, Beatrice (1864-1936). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unamed lady ('Dear Madam'), ½-page 8vo, 5 Cannon Place, Hampstead Heath, 27 January no year (slightly soiled). Agreeing to attend the meeting of the Women's Local Government Society.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6666]

HARRISON, Frederic (1831-1923). Author & positivist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lady Sudeley, 2 pages 8vo (traces of former mounting), 10 Royal Crescent, Bath, 13 December 1922. A charming letter of sympathy on the death of her husband.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 6676]

HARRISON, Frederic (1831-1923). Author & positivist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Delahooke, 1 page 8vo (traces of former mounting), 38 Westbourne Terrace, 10 March 1889. Thanking him for a seal impression and asking if he can show it to the Principal Librarian at the British Museum.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 6677]

HART-DAVIS, Sir Rupert Charles (b. 1907). Author, editor and publisher.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Mrs Drinkwater, 1 page 4to, The Old Rectory, Marske-in-Swaledale, Yorkshire, 21 November 1966. Acknowledging their meeting at Pepys House, where he remembers meeting Lord Sandwich 'and also your husband's very amusing description of the difficulties of pronouncing St Neots'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6686]

HARTE, Francis Bret (1836-1902). American author.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Holland, 1 page 8vo on monogrammed paper, 15 Upper Hamilton Terrace, 1 June 1893. Accepting an invitation and announcing his impending visit to Wales for a short visit.
£185 / $231 / €216 [No: 25216]

HATTON, Joseph (1841-1907). Novelist & journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo, Brighton, 'Saturday' no date. Looking forward to his review of Clytie and thanking him for his good opinion.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6705]

HATTON, Joseph (1841-1907). Novelist & journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Robert] Barr, 1 page 8vo in purple ink, 40 Grove End Road, 21 November 1893. An amusing invitation to lunch at the Garrick.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6706]

HATTON, Joseph (1841-1907). Novelist & journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to J Stuart Murphy, 1 page 8vo, 14 Tichfield Terrace, Regent's Park, 20 February ['1882' in another hand in pencil]. Thanking him for his note 'which only reached me on the day of the Festival'.
£25 / $31 / €29 [No: 21105]

HAWEIS, Hugh Reginald (1838-1901). Author & preacher.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss McGregor, 2 pages 8vo, Cheyne Walk, no date. Thanking her for a party ('Does one ever get an opportunity to say two words in those crowds?'), and inviting her to hear him preach.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6712]

HAWKINS, Sir Anthony Hope (1863-1933). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Cosmo', 1 page small 4to, 41 Bedford Square, 24 April 1910. Sending an enclosure from Granville Barker (not included) and asking Cosmo to call and discuss the matter.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 25341]

HAWKINS, Sir Anthony Hope (1863-1933). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to T Covas, 1 page 8vo, 16 Buckingham Street, Strand, 17 June 1898. Refusing permission, as he has made other arrangements 'as to the dramatization of Rupert of Hentzau'.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 6210]

HAWKINS, Sir Anthony Hope (1863-1933). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed on a correspondence card, 31 October 1895. To Miss Roland Brown, regretting that a prior engagement prevents his accepting her invitation ('The duties don't seem onerous.').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0383]

HAYES, Alfred (1857-1936). Poet.
Autograph Letter Signed to Thompson, 1½ pages 8vo, Birmingham and Midland Institute, Birmingham, 7 February 1901. Accepting an invitation to come, together with his son Robin, to tea to see Thompson's collection.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6734]

HAYWARD, Abraham (1801-1884). Essayist.
Autograph Letter Signed to (?Richard) Ford, 1 page 8vo (a little soiled), 'Thursday', no date. Making an arrangement for the following day, and adding that his 'Third Series (one volume)' would be published the following week.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 24209]

HAYWARD, John Davy (1905-1965). Anthologist & bibliophile.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Sir Arthur] Bryant, 1 page 8vo, 22 Bina Gardens, Kensington, 25 July 1936. Thanking him for his 'charming & appreciative' letter, declaring his Rochester book 'horribly faulty' and that he has 'not netted the Ephesian matron! And I don't think I want to'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 6758]

HAYWARD, John Davy (1905-1965). Anthologist & bibliophile.
Autograph Letter Signed on a postcard to J A Neuhuys, Bookseller, 125 Queen's Gate, London, 5 February 1931. Asking for catalogues to be sent as issued.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6759]

HEATH, Francis George (1843-1913). Author & pioneer of Open Spaces Movement.
Autograph Letter Signed to Charles Thomson, 2 pages 8vo, as from Ashburton Road, Totnes, 8 September 1887. Apologising for having published a 'little paragraph' about the Burmese in Illustrations without acknowledging Thomson's authorship, the oversight being due to having temporarily lost his letter.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 6811]

HENDERSON, Bernard William (1871-1929). Author & Fellow & Tutor of Exeter College.
Autograph Letter Signed to Valpy, 1½ pages 8vo, Exeter College, Oxford, 11 December 1927. Offering to provide what help he can for Valpy's son, commenting on the importance of the next two year's work and his attractive personality.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6824]

HENLEY, William Ernest (1849-1903). Poet, critic and dramatist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Messrs Step & Harding, 1 page 8vo (oblong, rather soiled), Stanley Lodge, Muswell Hill, 2 January 1899. Ordering [Benjamin Gott] Kinnear's Cruces Shakespearianae from the latest catalogue.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 24224]

HENRY, Robert (1718-1790). Historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to John Spotswood, 1 page 4to with integral addresss-leaf (seal tear, remains of red wax seal), Edinburgh, 25 May 1781. Thanking him for expediting the warrant for his pension, and asking at what stage the matter stands.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 6834]

HENTY, George Alfred (1832-1902). Writer for boys.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Dear Mr Ainsworth', 1 page 8vo (two prominent filing holes not affecting the text), 33 Lavender Gardens, 'Wednesday', no date. Making arrangements for a committee meeting.
£225 / $281 / €263 [No: 25098]

HENTY, George Alfred (1832-1902). Writer for boys.
Signature, subscription and a few words from the foot of a letter.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 22493]

HERBERT, Sir Alan Patrick (1890-1971). Author.
Autograph Letter Signed to Carter, 4 pages 8vo, 12 Hammersmith Terrace, The Mall, 7 March 1923. Declaring a liking for the Labour Party, with provisos.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 25874]

HERFORD, Charles Harold (1853-1931). Scholar & critic.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Cox, 1 page 8vo, 5 Parkfield Road, Didsbury, 28 September 1907. Agreeing to meet any Saturday that suits.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6857]

HERMAN, Henry (1832-1894). Dramatist & novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to L F Nethersole, 1 page 8vo on Savage Club paper, 29 June 1892. Assuring him that his only connection with the Princess [Theatre] is as an author and that therefore an appointment would be unprofitable.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6860]

HEWITT, Cecil Rolph (1901-1994). Author under the name of C R Rolph.
Correspondence between Rolph and Steve Race, comprising 15 Typewritten Letters Signed, ca 19 pages folio, 1 Christimas card, 1987-1994 with 4 retained copies of Race's replies. Beginning with a fan letter for My Music, continuing through a long discussion of the vagaries of conductors, diatribes from both on politics and politicians and an arcane discussion of musical notation.
£150 / $187 / €175 [No: 21520]

HEWLETT, Maurice Henry (1861-1923). Novelist, poet & essayist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Cope, 2 pages 4to, Old Rectory, Broad Chalke, Salisbury, 8 December no year. Thanking him for his praise (It is like the first glass of Burgundy! And it won't give one the gout either), asking him to visit (You wd admire this old house), and reporting on his son's military career.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 6884]

HEWLETT, Maurice Henry (1861-1923). Novelist, poet & essayist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Putnam, 2 pages 8vo (corners trimmed), 53 Colville Gardens, 31 January 1900. Praising his new edition of Garthwick and declaring its cover 'one of the prettiest I have seen for a long time'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6883]

HICHENS, Robert Smythe
Autograph Letter Signed to Hanson Lewis, 1 page 8vo, 19 Ashley House, Shaftesbury Avenue, 16 February no year. Making arrangements to see him the following Thursday.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0400]

HICHENS, Robert Smythe
Brief Autograph Letter Signed, ½-page 8vo, 6 December 1904
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0401]

HIGGINBOTTOM, Frederick James (1859-1943). Journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss B M O'Reilly, 1 page 8vo, on writing paper of the Pall Mall Gazette, 9 January 1912. Informing her that he is no longer in charge of the Pall Mall Gazette, but only associated with the political department; she should communicate with the News Editor.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6901]

HILL, the Rev. Rowland (1744-1833). Evangelical preacher.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'The Honble Lady Grey' at Portsmouth, 3 pages 4to with address (seal-tear touching a couple of words), Cheltenham, no date (watermark apparently 1815).
£150 / $187 / €175 [No: 25615]

HIND, C Lewis (1862-1927). Writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo (laid down on the remains of an album leaf), 24 Queen Anne's Gate, 25 August 1927. After taking a metaphorical breath ('Here goes'), declaring that love governs the world and saying that he did not know either Liddon or Jefferies and aims only to write of those he knew.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7281]

HIRST, William Alfred (1870-1948). Author & traveller.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo, New University Club, St James's Street, 17 December 1934. Offering to contribute to a forthcoming book on the Empire, listing his qualifications to do so as a writer of articles for the Empire Review and his many years in India.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7295]

HOCKING, Joseph (1860-1937). Novelist & preacher.
Lengthy Autograph Letter Signed to the Editor of The St Ives Times, 3½ pages 4to, [St Ives], no date. Extolling the beauties and charm of Cornwall in general and St Ives in particular ('Be proud of, make much of your inheritance as Cornish people. You live in the most glorious part of the world ...').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 7440]

HOCKING, Joseph (1860-1937). Novelist & preacher.
Autograph Letter Signed to Robert Leighton, 1 page 8vo, Woodford Green, Essex, 4 May no year. Apologising for being late (with a contribution presumably: 'It is not because I have been unmindful of Spurgeon's splendid services that I have failed to send before.')
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7439]

HOCKING, Silas Kitto (1850-1935). Novelist & preacher; brother of Joseph Hocking.
Autograph Letter Signed to Matheson, 1 page 8vo, Tregenna Castle Hotel, St Ives, Cornwall, no date. Accepting an invitation to tea on the following day.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7441]

HOCKING, Silas Kitto (1850-1935). Novelist & preacher; brother of Joseph Hocking.
Autograph Letter Signed on a postcard to the Revd W A Richards, 10 Avenue Road, N6, 18 July 1923. Thanking him for his letter and corrections which 'shall be attended to in the next Edition'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7442]

HODGKIN, Lucy Violet (1869-1954). Quaker writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sayle, 2 pages 8vo (right hand margin trimmed, perhaps burnt, hardly affecting the text), Treworgan, Falmouth, 9 February 1918. Advising him on suitable prayer calendar and thanking him for kind words about her book on Quaker saints ('but I fear they cannot be as interesting to read as they were to write').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7443]

HODGSON, Bernard (1745?-1805). Principal of Hertford College, Oxford; Biblical translator.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 4to, Tolpuddle near Piddletown, Dorset, 12 August 1793. A curious letter requesting the repair or replacement of an item, to be as exact duplicate of the original as possible ('I cannot, with any convenience, send the machine').
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 7446]

HODGSON, John (1779-1845). Antiquary.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo (trimmed), Whelpington, 10 December 1828, with a note at the head from the recipient. Asking for proofs of 'a very hasty paragraph to the last sheet of Dawes's life'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7465]

HOEY, Frances Sarah (1830-1908). Novelist; known as Mrs Cashel Hoey.
Autograph Letter Signed to Goodman, 1 page 12mo, 17 Campden Hill Road, 14 May 1885. Expressing anxiety about 'Cuba' ('Time is flying') and asking Goodman to send the 'Pearl' and the drawings he had promised.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7449]

HOGG, James (1790-1876). Publisher. Son of The Ettick Shepherd.
Autograph Letter Signed to Asbury, 1 page 8vo, Edinburgh, 23 March 1849. Apologising for the difficult Asbury encountered in obtaining copies of The Instructor, explaining that it was owing to the increase in demand and assuring him that sufficient copies have now been sent to the London agent.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 25791]

HOLE, Samuel Reynolds (1819-1904). Dean of Rochester, and author.
Autograph Letter Signed to Burgess, 1½ pages 8vo (two filing holes), Caunton Manor, Newark, 27 November 1883. Agreeing to act as a referee ('My name is pretty well known in different parts of the country').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7462]

HOLMES, Oliver Wendell (1809-1894). American author.
Autograph Letter Signed to Dr Robert Clark in Lancaster, 1 page 8vo with autograph envelope, Boston [Massachusetts], 29 March 1887. A brief letter acceding to a request.
£110 / $137 / €128 [No: 22491]

HOOLE, John (1727-1803). Translator.
Autograph Letter (third person) to 'Mrs Davies & the Miss Davies', 1 page 4to, no place, 'Thursday 21 Decem' no year. As from both Mr & Mrs Hoole, excusing their not having called, on the grounds of ill health and an imminent journey, but assuring them that 'they both sincerely feel for their situation'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7543]

HOPE, Alexander James Beresford (1820-1887). Politician & author.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 3 pages 8vo on embossed House of Commons Library writing paper, as from 1 Connaught Place, 11 March 1875. Making suggestions for the wording of the Pembroke memorial.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7544]

HOPKINS, Tighe (1856-1919). Writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Grant Reid, 2½ pages 8vo, Maycot, Herne Bay, 'Tuesday' no date. Offering to forward 'not later than the end of the week' an article on Christmas night during the Reign of Terror in one of the Paris prisons.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 7553]

HOUSMAN, Alfred Edward (1859-1936). Poet and classical scholar.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1½ pages 8vo (on separate pages, slightly soiled), Trinity College, Cambridge, 24 November 1924. Thanking him for sending a paper on the origin of rhyme and its link to music. 'I do not however find in it any proof that rhyme arose from music, and I do not myself understand how it could.'
£550 / $687 / €643 [No: 26366]

HOWELLS, William Dean (1837-1920). American man of letters.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss [Nona] Stewart, 2 facing pages 8vo (traces of former mounting on the intervening pages), 40 West 59th Street, New York, 9 December 1899. Authorizing her to put on his play 'The Mouse Trap' for charity, and asking that she obtain official permission from his Edinburgh publishers.
£150 / $187 / €175 [No: 22264]

HOWITT, Mary (1799-1888). Author.
Autograph verses signed, 1 page 8vo, West Hill Lodge, Highgate, 7 December 1864. Six lines commencing 'I think of angel voices / When singing winds I hear'.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 24599]

HOWITT, Mary (1799-1888). Author.
Autograph Letter Signed to Henry Chorley (1808-1872, musical journalist), 2 pages 8vo, 28 Upper Avenue Road, Regents Park, 12 June, no year. Recommending the music of Emanuel Aguilar ('the brother of that excellent Grace Aguilar, whose works you know , & whose death you may remember, seemed to human reason much too early.')
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 24210]

HOWITT, Mary (1799-1888). Author.
Signature cut from the foot of a letter ('Yours very truly / Mary Howitt'), ca 45 x 80 mm (1½ x 3 inches).
£25 / $31 / €29 [No: 6062]

HOWITT, William (1792-1879). Author.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Sir'), 1 page 8vo, (laid down), Nottingham, 11 January no year. Regretting that his son's severe illness keeps him from accepting any invitations.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 3119]

HUGHES, Thomas (1822-1896). Author of 'Tom Brown's School Days'.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Heald, 1 page 8vo with narrow black border and integral blank leaf, 33 Park Street, 3 November 1869. Giving his reasons for having resigned from the [Reform] League.
£175 / $218 / €204 [No: 24270]

HUGO, Victor (1802-1885). French novelist and playwright.
Autograph Letter Signed ('V.H.'), 1 page 8vo (small stain, traces of mounting on blank leaf), H[auteville] H[ouse] [Guernsey], '29', no date. A brief note, perhaps to a publisher, returning two signed contracts and making haste to get them into the post.
£850 / $1062 / €994 [No: 26576]

HUTTON, Catherine (1756-1846). Author.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 4to with oblong 8vo sheet adhering to the margin, Bennett's Hill, 8 September 1821. Sending, on the attached scrap, an unpublished autograph example of her father's verse and regretting that her correspondent will be obliged to pay double postage.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 1258]
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INDERWICK, Frederick Andrew (1836-1904). Lawyer & antiquary.
Brief Autograph Letter Signed to Conway, 1 page 8vo (trimmed), 'Temple', 15 October 1878. 'The matter needed no explanation whatever.'
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7737]

INGELOW, Jean (1820-1897). Poet and novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to [R D F] Palgrave, 1 page 8vo, 6 Holland Villas Road, Kensington, no date. An invitation to dine issued in her and her brother's names.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7743]

INGLEBY, Clement Mansfield (1823-1886). Shakespearean critic & author.
Autograph Letter Signed to J Jeremiah, 1 page 8vo, Valentines, Ilford, 17 November 1876. Accepting an invitation to dine with the Urban Club.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 7746]

INNES, Ralph Hammond (1913-1998). Novelist.
Five Autograph Letters Signed ('Ralph') to Philip and Jeanne Bennett (together or separately), 5 pages small 4to and 2 cards, Ayres End, ca 1989 to 1993. With an invitation to his 80th birthday party and the menu for the occasion, two envelopes etc.
£250 / $312 / €292 [No: 25117]

INNES, Hammond (1913-1998). Novelist.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Miss MacLennan, 1 page 8vo, Ayres End, Kersey, Suffolk, 28 October 1958. Returning a copy of Margaret Erskine's Fatal Relations which has been enclosed in the cover of his Lonely Skier, with the hope that there are not thousands of other copies similarly transposed.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 7762]

IRELAND, Alexander (1810-1894). Journalist & miscellaneous writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Dr Waring 1½ pages 8vo (piece missing from the second leaf, obscuring one word), Inglewood, Bowdon, Cheshire, 10 November 1881. Offering to view Waring's autograph collection with a view to supplying some discrepancies ('Do you care for a letter of Doctor Golderic Smith?') and thanking Waring for offering a medical book to add to his extensive library.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7798]

IRELAND, John (1761-1842). Dean of Westminster & theological writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Messrs Blake, 1 page 4to (oblong), no place, 2 August 1804. Requesting that the sum of £3233.15.0 ('part of the monies this day deposited with you') be put in the 3 per cent trust account of Robert Bromley.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7800]

IRISH, Annie (née Nicholson) (d. 1893). Biographer of Jane Carlyle.
Autograph quotation Signed, oblong on a sheet of 8vo paper, 17 March 1890 Many can brook the weather / that love not the wind.'
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 7801]

IRONS, William Josiah (1812-1883). Theological writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 3 pages 8vo, St Clements, Oxford, 18 April 1852. Talking about a parcel he had sent to his correspondent and adding 'I am to meet Hooker, Wallich and Bentham this eveniong at Danbury's. They are here about Fieldings medal which has been offered by the widow'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7802]
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JACKSON, Charles (1809-1882). Antiquary.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 12mo, with a note in another hand on the third page, Doncaster, 3 April no year. Discussing a photograph of the Bower tombstone.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7834]

JACKSON, Sir Henry (1839-1921). Hellenist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sayle, 1 page 8vo, Sunnyhill, St Stephen's Road, Bournemouth, 5 September 1911. Setting up an invitation to Morley to be the guest of Sayle's Committee at a gathering of graduates and undergraduates interested in English literature.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7997]

JACOB, Naomi (1884-1964). Writer.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Storm Jameson, 1 page 8vo (oblong), 32 Melbury Court, 7 August 1943, received stamp. Marked 'Confidential' at the head, reporting that she cannot undertake to write 4 letters a year to America, because she is leaving England, but promising to write from Italy if that is acceptable.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 8003]

JAMES, Florence (Florence Warden) (1857-1929). Novelist.
Typewritten Letter Signed ('Florence Warden') to the Editor of The Sun, 1 page 4to, 4 Addison Court Gardens, Hammersmith Road, 12 August 1901. Sending half a crown for the man whose sad plight had been chronicled in the paper ('It makes me furious to know that the public is asked to waste is money in sham philanthropy ... when the real cases of tragic need are so many').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 8021]

JAMESON, Storm
Autograph Letter Signed, 1 page 8vo, 19 July 1933
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0445]

JEBB, Sir Richard Claverhouse (1841-1905). Greek scholar.
Autograph Letter Signed to Professor Rûcher, 1 page 8vo, The Athenaeum, 9 June 1899. Explaining that he has signed Principal Bodington's paper and hope to vote for him the following Monday.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 8094]

JEFFREY, Francis, Lord (1773-1850). Scottish judge and critic.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss [Mary] Berry (1763-1852, author), 2 pages 8vo (cut in the middle, opaque tape on the back, not affecting the text), 6 Arlington Street, 'Thursday Evg 21th' no date. Regretting that the death of a friend had 'disenchanted' London for him and he is to go North, thereby disappointingly missing the opportunity to visit Miss Berry in Petersham.
£110 / $137 / €128 [No: 24877]

JEFFREY, Francis, Lord (1773-1850). Scottish judge and critic.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Innes, 1 page 16mo with remains of address-leaf, 24 Murry Place, 'Wedy ½ past 2'. Inviting her and her husband to dinner, and asking her to reply by the bearer ('Charles & I are here till 3. o'clock').
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 24271]

JEFFREY, Francis, Lord (1773-1850). Scottish judge and critic.
Autograph Letter (third person) to the Librarian of the Faculty of Advocates, 1 page 8vo with integral address-leaf, 24 Murry Place, 15 June 1835. Asking for a volume containing the 'case of Blackwood in 1848'.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 8098]

JEFFREY, Francis, Lord (1773-1850). Scottish judge and critic.
Fragment of an Autograph Letter Signed to R Miller with a few lines, laid down with an engraving of Jeffrey, in all 280 x 150 mm (ca 11 x 6 inches).
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 19869]

JENKINS, Edward (1838-1910). Politician & author.
Autograph Letter Signed to H J Nichol, 1 page 8vo, London, 18 November 1882. Acknowledging receipt of Nichol's note and promising a full answer in a few days' time.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 8106]

JENNINGS, Gertrude E (d. 1958). Dramatic author.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo, 8 The Grove, Boltons, '3rd', no date. Adding what she can to a list of (?her) plays, explaining that those where the productions are not noted have not been done in public.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 8114]

JENKINS, Herbert (1876-1923). Author and publisher.
Autograph Letter Signed to W H Chesson, 2 pages 8vo (second page trimmed, not affecting the text, traces of mounting), on writing paper of Herbert Jenkins Ltd, Publishers, 3 July 1912. Explaining that the 'sorting out work' he has is beneath Chesson's ability but that he may have soon some manuscripts on which he would like an opinion.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 8107]

JERNINGHAM, Charles Edward Wynne (1854-1921). Author ('Marmaduke') & Catholic radical.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Methuen, 2 pages 4to, 14 Pelham Crescent, Thurloe Square, no date. Originally accompanying a gift of a pair of card cases for Mr & Mrs Methuen, and complaining of the evils of the Christmas season.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 8120]

JERROLD, Walter Copeland (1865-1929). Author.
Autograph Letter Signed to Ellis, 2 pages 8vo in green ink, Jessamine House, Hampton on Thames, 21 September 1908. Attempting to arrange a meeting and asking if Ellis knows anything of Poe or Ainsworth.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 8129]

JODRELL, Richard Paul (1745-1831). Classical scholar & dramatist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Dr Girdlestone, 2 pages 4to (small chunk out of one side, affecting a few words) with address-leaf adhering to the back, Tetsworth, 14 November 1803. Thanking Girdlestone for his verse translation of Anacreon.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 19811]

JOHNSON, Henry Harrold (1869-1940). Writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Venerable Archdeacon Sinclair, 1 page 8vo, St Peters Hill, Grantham, 26 October 1890. Asking the Archdeacon to stay when he comes to speak at a meeting in Grantham.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 19819]

JOHNSON, John de Monins (1882-1956). Printer & scholar.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Dr R B McKerrow, 1 page 8vo (oblong) on writing-paper of the Oxford University Press, 8 December 1933. Expressing pleasure at the prospect of sending McKerrow a copy of his 'little Dent lecture, lately delivered'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 19820]

JOHNSON, R Brimley (1867-1932). Writer & publisher.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo, Colet Court School, Hammersmith, 21 February 1917. Concerning a dispute with his landlord as to the rent due and damages done.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 19821]

JOLLY, Julius (1849-1932). German philologist & Sanskrit scholar.
Autograph Letter Signed in German, 3 pages 8vo (a few red spots on the first page), Wurzburg, 30 May 1880. Discussing some manuscripts.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 19826]

JONES, Alan Payan Pryce- (1908-2000). Writer & critic.
Series of 3 Autograph Letters Signed and 5 Typewritten Letters Signed ('Alan') to Anne Wignall, in all 11 pages 8vo and 1 page 4to with 6 envelopes, September 1956 to December 1957. Written when he was editor of Times Literary Supplement, the letters show Pryce-Jones as commissioner of work, literary mentor and friend.
£135 / $168 / €157 [No: 25519]

JONES, Henry Arthur (1851-1929). Dramatist.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Herbert, 1 page 8vo, Townshend House, North Gate, Regents' Park, 'Sunday' no date. Making arrangments to meet and inviting him to the Globe ('Will you & Mrs Eden join us to see Richard?').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 19844]

JONES, Henry Arthur (1851-1929). Dramatist.
Autograph quotation, signed, 1 page 8vo (oblong) on his Regents Park writing-paper, undated. 'Nymphs and dryads may be as a good a name for the great secret as germ-plasm and protoplasm / Judah Act 3'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 19845]

JONES, Owen (1806-1889). Welsh writer.
Brief Autograph Letter Signed to Henry Webb, 1 page 8vo (laid down), 9 Argyll Place, 17 January 1872. Acknowledging receipt of Mr Coleman's cheque for £41.5.0.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 19850]
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KAYE-SMITH, Sheila (1887-1956). Novelist.
Copy of her Saints in Sussex, number 136 of an edition of 250, signed, Kynoch Press for the publishers Elkin Mathews, cloth spine somewhat torn.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 7405]

KAYE-SMITH, Sheila (d. 1956). Novelist.
Typewritten Letter Signed to the Secretary of the R[oyal] S[ociety of] L[iterature], 1 page 8vo (oblong), Little Doucegrove, Northiam, Sussex, 31 March 1936. Sending her subscription to the Society and apologising for the delay in so doing.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 19958]

KEATES, Jonathan (b. 1946). Author.
Manuscript of portions of several chapters of his Strangers Gallery, in all 44 pages contained in a 4to exercise book. With a note from the author dated 1 May 1995.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 21499]

KENEALLY, Edward Vaughan Hyde (1819-1880). Barrister and poet.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed peer ('My Lord'), 4 pages 8vo (held together with a circular staple), Gray's Inn, 'Easter Sunday 1875'. Thanking the peer for his biography of Lord Denman and denying ever having been in Buxton ('perhaps somebody has who has amused himself by calling my name').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20284]

KENNEDY, Bart (1861-1930). Author & lecturer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Townley Searle, 1 page 8vo, on writing-paper of the Savage Club, as from Golden Green, Tonbridge, 25 March, 1914. Tersely agreeing to take the chair ('Thanks for compliment').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20285]

KENNEDY, Howard Angus (1861-1938). Canadian novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Grant Reid, 1 page 8vo, 21 Gloucester Road, Regents Park Road, 2 August 1897. Thanking Reid for his letter, suggesting that the publishers should send a copy of his A Man with Black Eyelashes, and regretting that he has no photograph to accompany it.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 20372]

KENNEDY, William (1799-1871). Poet.
Autograph poem signed, 1 page 8vo (traces of former mounting on the reverse), undated. Entitled Today & Tomorrow, the poem begins 'With a weary heart, Tomorrow, Thee I've sought to be my bride'.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 20373]

KEOWN, Eric Oliver Dilworth (1904-1963). Writer; on the staff of Punch.
Autograph Letter Signed to the artist [Eric] Hubbard, 2 pages 8vo (oblong; note of identification typed at the head), 34 Well Walk, Hampstead, 20 April 1937. Promising to try to get Hubbard's notice into the next issue of Punch, though it may not be possible due to the enormous number of similar requests.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20426]

KERNAHAN, Coulson (1858-1943). Writer & literary advisor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Macfall, 1 page 8vo, Fawndene, West Hill, Hastings, no date (traces of former mounting on the reverse). Returning a form (no longer present), duly signed ('on public grounds as well as personal'), as urged upon him by Spurgeon.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 20678]

KERNAHAN, Coulson (1858-1943). Writer & literary advisor.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Lord Grey, 1½ pages 4to (some browning at the edges) with autograph additions, Hastings, 31 May no year. Sending a book of his work containing Sky-Islands which he thinks his Lordship might appreciate.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20679]

KEY, Thomas Hewitt (1799-1875). Latin scholar.
Autograph Letter Signed to J M Ludlow, 1½ pages 8vo (corner cut from the top left-hand with no loss of text), 48 Camden Street, 7 December 1863. Sending back one book as he already has a copy, but retaining Todhunter's Euclid, which he thinks may be substituted for the book the mathematics masters currently use.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20685]

KEYES, Frances Parkinson (1885-1970). American novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Bugbee, 1½ pages 4to (with envelope addressed to Keyes), 1509 Sixteenth Street, [Washington, D.C.], 4 March 1927. Regretting that her ignorance of Mrs Bugbee's change of address had prevented their meeting.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 0485]

KING, Cecil Harmsworth (1901-1987). Newspaper man.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed corresondent, 2 pages 8vo (soiled and creased), 109 Cheyne Walk, 10 May no year. Outlining his area of book and manuscript collecting.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20692]

KING-HALL, (William) Stephen (Richard) (1893-1966). Writer & broadcaster.
Typewritten Letter Signed to A Barratt Brown at Macmillan Publishers, 1 page 8vo, 18 Henrietta Street, London, 27 June 1935. A thank-you letter for a book which he expects to study over the weekend with a view to reporting on it the following Monday.
£22 / $27 / €25 [No: 20921]

KINGSFORD, Charles Lethbridge (1862-1926). Historian & topographer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Wylie, 2 pages 8vo, 13 Brunswick Gardens, Campden Hill, 1 June no year. An acerbic reply to Wylie's article in the Athenaeum ('you have laid your last egg in a mare's nest & it is addled at that').
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 20925]

KINROSS, Albert (1870-1929). Author & journalist.
Letter Signed in blue pencil, to Chesson, 1 page 8vo, on writing-paper of The Outlook, 8 August 1898. Apologising for having bothered Chesson to no purpose, as the regular critic has now turned up and is prepared to cover the play.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20930]

KIPLING, (Joseph) Rudyard (1865-1936). Author.
Typewritten Letter Signed to A.E. Stanley Hill, 1 page 4to, Bateman's, Burwash, 17 August 1925. Marked 'Private' at the head, a particularly effusive refusal to speak to Stanley Hill's Rotary group, giving as his excuse pressure of work.
£250 / $312 / €292 [No: 26043]

KITCHINER, William (1775?-1827). Miscellaneous writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 4to, Warren Street, 8 June 1825. Declining an invitation.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20934]

KITCHINER, William (1775?-1827). Miscellaneous writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed corrrespondent, 1 page 8vo (fragment missing from the margin, partially obscuring one word), no place, 5 September 1823. Explaining that he has postponed the publication he had shown his correspondent in order to 'proceed with other things'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20935]

KNIGHT, Joseph (1829-1907). Drama critic.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Skirrow, 2 pages 8vo, 27 Camden Square, 2 January 1885. An effusive letter of thanks for her kindness ('You are ... the most hospitable the most thoughtful and in every way the dearest person in existence').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20949]

KNIGHT, Professor William Angus (1836-1916). Professor of moral philosophy & writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2¼ pages 8vo, University of St Andrews, 1 January 1894. Agreeing to lecture to the London Institution and apologising for the delay in replying.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20951]

KNIGHT, Professor William Angus (1836-1916). Professor of moral philosophy & writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Revd R Wilkins Rees, 3¼ pages 8vo with envelope, Malvern, 29 July 1906. Praising Rees's booklet on Ruskin, but excusing himself from complying with Rees's other requests on the grounds of pressure of work.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20952]

KNOX, Collie (d. 1977). Author & journalist.
2 Autograph Letters Signed to Sir Stephen [?Tallents], in all 5½ pages 8vo, on writing-paper of the Junior Naval & Military Club, 19 February and 30 April 1936. Discussing how best to inform and attract the press for the good of broadcasting.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 20966]

KNOWLES, Sir James Thomas (1831-1908). Founder & editor of 'The Nineteenth Century' & architect.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir F C Burnand, 1 page 8vo, Queen Anne's Lodge, St James's Park, 1 September 1903. Apologising for the misunderstanding about an application to Arthur Balfour for help for Phil May's widow, and gladly subscribing to the private fund.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 20964]

KNOWLES, Sir James Thomas (1831-1908). Founder and editor of 'The Nineteenth Century', and architect.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Philip Oakley, 1 page 8vo, on writing-paper of 'The Nineteenth Century', 12 October 1900. Regretting that he is unable to use Mr Howell's article on the progress of the Australian Colonies.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20963]

KNOX, Edmund George Valpy (1881-1971). Author.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 3½ pages 8vo, 34 Well Walk, Hampstead, no date. Claiming that the hymn that affected him most in childhood was the one ending 'Little drops of water little grains of sand', and delivering a timely lecture on the use of the comma.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 20969]

KNOX, Edmund George Valpy (1881-1971). Author.
Autograph Letter Signed to Rachel, 2 pages 8vo (uneven right-hand margin), as from Yew Tree House, Effingham, Surrey, 12 April 1929. An amusing thank-you letter for chocolates ('We are trying to play golf here - in a blizzard').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20968]

KOCH, Ludwig (1891-1974). Author & broadcaster.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Montague Ashford, 1 page 4to, Bird Cottage, South Harrow, Middlesex, 29 November 1961. Somewhat disconnected paragraphs agree to send a signed photograph, discuss a lost recording of a myna bird, tell of a friendship with Joachim and report relatives in Switzerland.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20980]

KOESTLER, Arthur (1905-1983). Writer.
Typewritten Letter Signed to [E. Stanley] Jones, 1 page 8vo, 8 Montpelier Square, 16 June 1976. Informing Jones that a complete list of his books can be found in his last publication The Thirteenth Tribe.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 26120]
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LAFFAN, Bertha Jane (d. 1912). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Dear Mr Editor', 1 pages 8vo, Dorking Deanery, Braintree, 17 October 1906. Describing her whereabouts ('one of the most beautiful country houses in Essex') and remarking on a complimentary letter she has had from Ellen Terry.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 20999]

LAING, David (1793-1878). Scottish antiquary.
Autograph calculations signed, 1 page 8vo (oblong), 22 September 1865. Showing the measurement 'of the Garden Ground and house in Coalsnaughton for Mr Drysdale', calculating it as '27 Falls 1 Ell Scotch which is nearly 33¾ Imperial'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21002]

LAING, Malcolm (1762-1819). Scottish historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to unnamed correspondents ('Gentlemen'), ½-page 4to (traces of former mounting, slightly soiled, note of identification), Rushwell, 22 May no year. Asking the Alexanders to bring further items to him.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 21001]

LAMARTINE, Alphonse (1790-1869). French poet.
Document signed, 1 page 8vo (oblong), Mâçon, 5 February 1861. Receipt from Comte Gustave d'Auffridet for the sum of 9,000 francs, paid to M Toillard. Endorsed by Lamartine.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 0380]

LANCASTER, Henry Hill (1829-1875). Essayist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo (traces of former mounting) on embossed writing paper of the Advocates Library, Edinburgh, as from 22 Albany Street, 21 December 1861. Thanking his correspondent for information sent and asking the price for advertising the lecture.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21018]

LANCASTER, William Joseph Cosins (1851-1922). Maritime engineer & author of sea stories as Henry Collingwood.
Autograph Letter Signed to Friar Leighton, 1 page 8vo, The Kraal, West Norwood, 28 April 1905. Sending a cheque for 10/6 in reponse to 'Friar Carruthers Gould's Circular re Testimonial to Friar Arthur Spurgeon'.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 21020]

LANDOR, Walter Savage (1775-1864). Author.
Signature ('Walter Savage Landor / Bath Nov: 26 '48') on laid paper, ca 80 x 150 mm (3 x 6 inches).
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 6055]

LANFREY, Pierre
Autograph Letter Signed, 3 pages 8vo (repaired), 6 March 1870
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 0500]

LANFREY, Pierre (1828-1877). French historian & politician.
Autograph Letter Signed in French to an unnamed woman ('Madame'), 2½ pages 8vo, 22 rue Chaptal, 6 March 1870. Reminiscing about his friend Schiffer, whose memory and sterling qualities were so well evoked by his recipient's book.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21038]

LANGFORD, John Alfred (1823-1903). Antiquary & journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo (laid down), Edward Street, Birmingham, 4 November 1850. Complying with his correspondent's request.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21042]

LANGFORD, John Alfred (1823-1903). Antiquary & journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Thomas Hutchinson, 1 page 8vo, Birmingham, 13 April 1891. Thanking Hutchinson for praising his work, and commending Hutchinson's 'fragment on Shelley' in return.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21043]

LATEY, John (1842-1902). Journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Edmund Routledge, 2 facing pages 8vo on writing paper of the Penny Illustrated Paper, 4 November 1896. Diffidently requesting enclosure in Routledge's Men of the Time, and enclosing particulars (no longer present).
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 21063]

LAUDER, Sir Thomas Dick (1784-1848). Author.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, laid down on an album leaf (his name incorrectly spelled), 24 April 1837. Assuring his correspondent that he has forwarded Dr Gavin's letter to Sir James MacGregor.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21133]

LAVER, James (1899-1975). Fashion expert, author, broadcaster & museum keeper.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Harold Mortlake, 1 page 4to on writing paper of the Victoria & Albert Museum, 27 February 1934. Thanking Mortlake for bringing his attention to the photographic reproductions of Matisse designs and regretting that he cannot interest the Library in purchasing them.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21139]

LAW, Ernest (1854-1930). Author & art collector.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1½ pages 8vo, 5 Tite Street, Chelsea, 2 February 1923. Insisting that the portrait of the Prince of Orange at Hampton Court is not a copy or replica of the 'so-called Van Dyck in the Hermitage collection at St Petersburgh'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21140]

LAWLEY, Francis (1825-1901). Sportsman & journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Fergusson, 3 pages 8vo, 75 Victoria Street, 25 June 1874. Relating a story about Edmund Kean and an obscure actor.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21142] Longer description

LAWRENCE, C.E. (1870-1940). Writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to The Authors Syndicate, 1 page 8vo, received stamp, 50 Albemarle Street, 7 August 1903. Returning the preface to a Havelock Ellis book.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21144]

LAWRENCE, George Alfred (1827-1876). Author of 'Guy Livingstone'.
Autograph Letter Signed to Warburton, 1 page 8vo, Torbay & South Devon Club, Torquay. no date. Making an appointment.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21145]

LAWSON, Sir Edward Levy-, Baron Burnham (1833-1916). Newspaper proprietor.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1½ pages 8vo, 12 Berkeley Square, 'May 1895'. Inviting his correspondent to attend the annual dinner of the Royal General Theatrical Fund, which he is to chair; failing which he hopes for a donation.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21150]

LAWTON, George (1779-1869). Antiquary.
Autograph Letter Signed to Plant, 1 page 8vo, Pavillion, Hans Place, London, 25 November 1843. Asking for the return of a portrait to Sir Francis and Lady Shackburgh.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21156]

LAYARD, George Somes (1857-1925). Author & reviewer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Fergusson, 1½ pages 8vo, Bulls Cliff, Felixstowe, 24 November 1906. Thanking her for a volume of letters and adding that 'Shirley Brooks constantly speaks of your family in his diaries with the greatest affection'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21210]

LAZARUS, Moritz (1824-1903)
Autograph Letter Signed to [Miss Wirth], 1 page 8vo (laid down), Berlin, 14 May 1883 Explaining that as he has no photograph, not any time to sit for one, he sends her a card which he hopes will be an appropriate substitute. With a full translation.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 0515]

LEAR, Edward (1812-1888). Artist and nonsense poet.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Sir John] Simeon, 4 pages 8vo, on his writing paper c/o Mr. R.J. Bush, 32 Charing Cross, as from Maison Guichard, Cannes, 26 December 1869. The letter, which 'I shall divide into eds', thanks Simeon for the introduction to the Seely family, heaps extravagent praise on Mrs Seeley and urges the Simeon's to let her villa in Cannes.
£1250 / $1562 / €1462 [No: 25142]

LEAR, Edward (1812-1888). Artist and nonsense poet.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Henry [Holland (1788-1873, physician)], 2 pages 8vo, 15 Stratford Place, oxford Street, 13 May 1865. Inviting him to view the pictures that Lear had brought back with him for his travels.
£950 / $1187 / €1111 [No: 25223]

LEATHAM, William Henry (1815-1889). Verse-writer & member of parliament.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1½ pages 8vo, as from The Palace Hotel, Edinburgh, 18 June 1873. Admitting that he does not know the pedigree of the Sollitt family, but sending details of his mother's antecedents.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21221]

LECKY, William Edward Hartpole (1838-1903). Historian & essayist.
Two Autograph Letters Signed to Lord and Lady Monkswell, in all 2½ pages 8vo, 38 Onslow Gardens, 18 March 1891 and 9 March 1894. Asking Lord Monkswell to consider the opinion of H.C. Lea of Philadelphia in connection with copyright and assuring Lady Monkswell that he will support her husband in his election to the Athenaeum.
£50 / $62 / €58 [No: 22870]

LEDGER, Edward (d. 1921). Proprietor & editor of The Era.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, on writing paper of The Era, 22 April 1878. Suggesting that his correspondent's work ('which does you great credit') would be more suitable for a magazine than a newspaper.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21230]

LEE, The Rev Albert (1852-1935). Author and Recorder of the King's Archives.
Autograph Letter Signed to Harman-Oates, 1 page 4to, Round Tower, Windsor Castle, 6 April 1927. Regretting that they were unable to find the list requested.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 21232]

LEE, Laurie (1914-1997). Novelist and poet.
Autograph Letter Signed to [E. Stanley] Jones, 1 page 8vo (oblong), Slad Village, 8 January 1979. Together with an annotated list on a separate sheet. Sending a list of his publications ('from which you will see that my output is not very extensive'), thanking Jones for his appreciation and wishing him well in his retirement.
£250 / $312 / €292 [No: 26078]

LEE, Robert (1804-1868). Language scholar.
Autograph Letter Signed to [illegible], 1 page 8vo, Edinburgh, 18 January 1858. Sending a bank draft for £90 16s.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21250]

LEE, Sir Sidney (1859-1926). Editor of the Dictionary of National Biography.
Autograph Letter Signed to Dr Hounslow, 1 page 8vo, Cambridge, 12 March 1835. Giving Hounslow permission to 'put my name to your Paper'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21231]

LEE, Sir Sidney (1859-1926). Editor of the Dictionary of National Biography.
Autograph Letter Signed to Collins, 2 (facing) pages 8vo, 108A Lexham Gardens, 26 June 1906. Reluctantly accepting an invitation, asking Collins to defer the meeting until October, and congratulating him on becoming chairman of the Shakespeare Memorial Library.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24343]

LE GALLIENNE, Richard Thomas (1866-1947). Poet and essayist.
Brief Autograph Note (third person), 1 page 8vo, on writing-paper of Mulberry Cottage, Brentford, as from Hindhead, 1 April 1896. Apparently enclosing a cheque, asking his correspondent to fill in the amount ('have mislaid a/c'.)
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 21664]

LEGOUVE, Ernest Wilfred (1807-1903). French dramatist and essayist.
Autograph Letter Signed in French to Victorin Fabre, 1 page 8vo with integral address-leaf, no place, 'le 12', no date (a note in pencil in another hand reads '1803 environ'). Fawningly asking Fabre to write an article reviewing several of his novels. With a full translation.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 21667]

LEHMANN, Rudolph Chambers (1856-1929). Journalist, politican and oarsman.
Autograph Letter Signed to Hanson Lewis, 3 pages 8vo, Daish's Hotel, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, 5 August 1900. Suggesting that Elliott & Fry might supply the photo required, and discussing photographs of regattas.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 21671]

LE JEUNE, Caroline Alice (1897-1973). Film critic.
Autograph Letter Signed to McManus, 1 page 8vo (a little creased), Lane End, ['19 October 1941' - in pencil in another hand]. Thanking him for good wishes on her recent varicose vein operation ('that suddly went wrong') and asking if he is 'the ghost voice on the Italian radio?'.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 21682]

LE MAITRE, Jules (1853-1914). French writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to M Gay, on one side of a correspondence card (slightly cockled), Paris, 9 December 1900. Highly recommending Dr Bouilly 'le chirurgien si connu et si admiré, et dont je suis fier d'être le compatriote et l'ami.'
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 21686]

LEMOINE, John Emile (1815-1892). French journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed in French, without superscript, 1 page 8vo, no date. Explaining that he is obliged to leave London immediately and sending his address in Paris to which the list of books may be sent.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21688]

LEMON, Mark (1809-1870). Editor of Punch
Autograph Letter Signed (initials) to 'My dear Ben', 1 pages 8vo, undated. Explaining that by 'S.V.P.' he means si vous plais, and asking for a good box, with the promise that he will reveal whom it is for when they meet.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 19744]

LENNOX, Lord William Pitt (1799-1881). Miscellaneous writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Edward] Walford, 1 page 8vo, 8 Prince of Wales Terrace, Kensington Palace, 27 March 1866. Offering several alternative articles ('French Hunting & the late Duke of Orleans' hounds', 'anecdotes of the old Goodwood Hunt', Coaches & Coaching from Ely to Victoria', or 'Ballooning') for the Gentleman's Magazine.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 21706]

LENNOX, Lord William Pitt (1799-1881). Miscellaneous writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Sir'), 1 page 8vo, 34 Hans Place, 8 June 1875. Explaining that he sells the copyright of all his works to his publisher and therefore has no copy of his Reflections to give his correspondent.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21705]

LEWIS, Sir George Cornewall (1806-1863). Politician and author.
Autograph Letter Signed ('G C Lewis') to Thomas Keightley (1789-1872, historian and author), 3½ pages 8vo (small mounting strip on last page), War Office, 22 November 1861. Thanking him for his new edition of Milton's poetical works, and asking him a question.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 25746]

LEWIS, Sir George Cornewall (1806-1863). Politician and author.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Lord Chancellor [Lord Cranworth], 2 pages 8vo with blank leaf, Downing Street, 18 July 1856. Explaining that 'the enclosed letter' [no longer included] was founded on a misapprehension.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 25747]

LINDSAY, Charlotte (1770-1849). Traveller & diarist.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Thomas] Spring Rice (Baron Monteagle), 1 page 4to with integral address-leaf and red wax seal, Wimpole, 12 June 1831. Recommending Thomas Gill for the post of Surveyor of Taxes.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 21735]

LINKLATER, Eric (1899-1974). Writer.
Typewritten Letter Signed to an unnamed correpondent, 1 page 8vo, Pitcalzean House, Nigg, Rossshire, 18 February 1954. Giving permission to use The Art of Adventure in the proposed anthology for schools.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 21754]

LINTON, Eliza Lynn (1822-1898). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to [?Walter] Besant, 1 page 12mo, Queen Anne's Mansions, 2 November no year.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 20610]

LOCKER, Arthur (1828-1893). Novelist & journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, on writing paper of The Graphic, 18 July 1870. Cautiously asking for contributions to the paper ('our space is somewhat restricted').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21818]

LOCKE, William John (1863-1930). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Russell, 1½ pages 4to, Corner Hall, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, 4 June 1914. Recalling his time in Clifton and telling of how in his novel Simon the Jester, he anticipated an actual event.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22300]

LOCKE, William John (1863-1930). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Fisher, 4 pages 8vo, 72 Ashworth Mansions, Elgin Avenue, no date. Disappointing Fisher as to a photograph and a sketch of his life, which has been of little interest ('I don't even keep prize dogs; a couple of mongrel cats forming all my domestic menagerie').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21816]

LOCKHART, John Gibson (1794-1854). Author.
Brief Autograph Letter Signed (initials) to Dr Innes, 1 page 16mo (traces of mounting to the second leaf), n.p, no date. Explaining that he was about to leave town and suggesting that Innes should 'see the other side. Verb. Sap.'). There is nothing on the reverse and only a note of identification in another hand on the second leaf.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 24272]

LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882). Poet.
Autograph Letter Signed [to Fredrick Cozzen] ('My dear Sir'), 3½ pages 8vo (laid down by the lower half of the last page), Cambridge [Massachusetts], 10 November 1855. In Longfellow's characteristic faint ink, thanking him for the 'Wine Press', praising his literary work and drawing his attention to a song.
£525 / $656 / €614 [No: 25224]

LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882). Poet.
Signature and subscription, cut from the foot of a letter, Yours very truly Henry W. Longfellow'), ca 4 x 11½ mm (1½ x 4½ inches).
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 22033]

LONGFORD, Elizabeth Packenham, Countess (1906-2002). Author.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Lady Tweedsmuir, 2 pages 8vo, Chelsea Manor Street, 3 December 1970. Seeking sources for her biography of Wellington, and investigating the origin of the remark about Queen Caroline 'God bless the Queen and may all your wives be like her'.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22070]

LONGMAN, Thomas (1804-1879). Publisher.
Autograph Letter Signed to ?G Jabet, 3 pages 8vo, London, 8 October 1847. Reporting on the publication of the 'Pleasance', and mentioning that the price of 30s is low in proportion to the cost.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22072]

LONGMAN, Thomas Norton (1849-1930). Publisher.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 4 pages 8vo, 39 Paternoster Row, 5 March 1880. Informing his correspondent that his article is to be published in Fraser and suggesting that he add some remarks about the conduct of the troops ('about which there has been and still is so much talk').
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22073]

LONGMAN, William (1813-1877). Publisher.
Autograph Letter Signed to J[ohn] M[alcolm Forbes] Ludlow, 2 pages 8v9, 39 Paternoster Row, 7 August 1875. Informing Ludlow that his book is to be put into type, and the question of cutting will be decided when the task if finished.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22074]

LONSDALE, William Lowther, 1st Earl of (1757-1844). Landowner and literary patron.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, 16 October 1823. Thanking his correspondent for his report on the state of Lady Lonsdale's health.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22075]

LOTHIAN, Robert Kerr, Marquess of (1882-1940). Writer and politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed bookseller, 1½ pages 8vo, 29 St James's Place, 1 November 1930. Ordering a copy of Duveen to be sent to Mde Revilliad in Switzerland (several attempts at the address crossed out).
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22106]

LOWE, James (d. 1865). Journalist & translator.
Autograph Letter Signed to Carter, 1½ pages 8vo, on writing paper of The Critic, Strand, 5 August 1861. Sending a letter (no longer present) from Robert Schlagertweit and explaining his importance as an explorer.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22161]

LOW, Sir Sidney James Mark (1847-1932). Journalist & writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs French Sheldon, 1 page 8vo, London, no date. Suggesting she take her book to a publisher without delay.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22157]

LOWELL, James Russell (1819-1891). American poet, essayist, and diplomat.
Autograph Cheque signed, made out to Sawin's Express for $33, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 5 January 1877. The cheque is on the decorative printed form of the Charles River National Bank and has two cancellation holes affecting only the printed heading.
£150 / $187 / €175 [No: 21544]

LOWELL, James Russell (1819-1891). American poet, essayist and diplomat.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Drummond, 1 page 8vo, (traces of mount on verso of second leaf), Lowndes Square, 16 June 1883. Accepting an invitation to dinner, and regretting that his wife will not join them.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 2552]

LOWELL, James Russell (1819-1891). American poet, essayist, and diplomat.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Holland, 1 page 8vo, 10 Lowndes Square, 25 January 1883. Accepting her invitation, and adding that he would be glad to come 'as I mean to do if you will still let me'.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 25390]

LUBBOCK, Percy (1879-1965). Author.
Autograph Note Signed on a picture postcard to the bookseller J.A. Neuhays, red-penciled notes of receipt, 1 April 1937. Ordering two books from Neuhays's catalogue 73, including a Bible.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22190]

LUCAS, Edward Verral (1868-1938). Humorist and essayist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Meynell, 1 page 8vo, Froghole, Edenbridge, Kent, 24 July no year. Declining an invitation ('I have long wanted to try the pleasures of Serendipity, but had had to postpone them, with many other attractions owing to too much work') and offering to call.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 20300]

LUCAS, Edward Verrall (1868-1938). Humorist and essayist.
Autograph Letter Signed to C[arl] Henschel, 1½ pages 8vo, Adelphi Terrace House, Strand, 30 November no year. Declining an invitation to dine on behalf of Sir James Barrie, and wishing success for the dinner.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22191]

LUCAS, Edward Verrall (1868-1938). Humorist and essayist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, 78 Buckingham Gate, 15 October 1923. Suggesting that the verses his correspondent has sent him should be send to the Daily News ('in which this matter has prominence').
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22192]

LUCAS, Edward Verral (1868-1938). Humorist and essayist.
Printed postcard signed (in pencil with initials) to the manager of the Café Royal, 7 May [1928] (paper-clip marks). Agreeing to attend the dinner of the Literary Society.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20299]

LUDOVICI, Anthony M. (1882-1971). Artist and writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 4to (stain in central fold), 35 Central Hill, Upper Norwood, 3 January 1921. Offering to meet to discuss the subject of his correpondent's symposium.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22217]

LUDOVICI, Anthony M. (1882-1971). Artist and writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Starr, 1 page 8vo, 35 Central Hill, Upper Norwood, 17 March 1921. Sending verses (no longer present) for possible publication.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22218]

LULHAM, P Habberton (1865-1940). Physician & poet.
Autograph Letter Signed to Dr Davies, 1 page 8vo, Cumnor, Dyke Road, Brighton, no date. Declining an invitation to dine as he has already accepted that of Mrs Adeney.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22224]

LUTTRELL, Henry (1768-1851). Wit and poet.
Autograph Note Signed, in verse, to Mrs William Shee, 1 page 8vo (oblong), no place, 7 October 1846. His shaky hand declares he has written her a verse with 'the pothooks of a hand that trembles in obeying'.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 22239]

LUTTRELL, Henry (1768-1851). Wit and poet of society.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lady Dover, 1½ pages 8vo, Holland House, 15 October no year. Thanking her for the present, a 'memorial of one whom I so sincerely esteemed and regarded'.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 22240]

LYALL, Sir Alfred Comyn (1835-1911). Indian civil servant & writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Sheridan, 2½ pages 8vo, 18 Queen's Gate, 30 November 1904. Thanking her for sight of letters from Lord Dufferin, used in his writings, and assuring her that 'I have made no allusion, in my book, to the calumnious imputations that were once thrown upon Mrs Newton'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22243]

LYALL, Sir Alfred Comyn (1835-1911). Indian civil servant & writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lord Monkswell, 1¼ pages 8vo, 18 Queen's Gate, 27 June 1901. Extending a last-minute invitation to dine as one of his guests has dropped out.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22242]

LYND, Robert Wilson (1879-1949). Journalist & essayist.
Typewritten statement, signed ('R.L.') with autograh corrections. Admitting that he had never been right through Gibbon's Decline and Fall and in fact 'long before I reach the end of any of these great works I want to read something else'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22274]

LYND, Sylvia (1888-1952). Poet, essayist, novelist & short story writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Skinner, 1 page 8vo, 11 Seaview Terrace, 6 November 1907. Declining an invitation on the grounds that 'I've been taking several days indoors lately' and issuing an invitation to tea.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22275]

LYSONS, Samuel (1762-1819). Antiquary.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, 1 July 1818. Identifying Musket ('I don't find that there is any person of the name of Musket residing in the Tower').
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 22286]

LYTTON, Edward George Bulwer-, 1st Baron (1803-1873). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Flyn, 1 page 8vo on black edged writing paper, Knebworth, 28 May 1872. Explaining that his brother's recent death will prevent him from attending a reading.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 0910]

LYTTON, Edward George Bulwer-, 1st Baron (1803-1873). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Dear Sir'), 2 pages 12mo, no place, P[ark] Lane, 'Wednesday' no date. Asking his correspondent to 'fill up the polling paper with the number etc name etc of your son to whom I give all my votes'.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 25925]

LYTTON, Edward George Bulwer-, 1st Baron (1803-1873). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Dear Sir'), 1 page 4to, Knebworth, 'Thursday' no date. Thanking his correspondent for a 'beautiful' copy of Lord Byron's works and reciprocatng with 'the earliest copy' of Paul Clifford.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 25980]
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MACALISTER, Sir John Young Walker (1856-1925). Librarian.
Typewritten Letter Signed to [Victor Gustave] Plarr, 1 page 4to with autograph notes at top, bottom and reverse, on writing paper of The Library, 18 May 1899. Returning his proof [for Men and Women of Our Time], and asking for a cross-reference to and from his brother Sir Donald.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22374]

MACAULAY, Fanny Caldwell (1863-1941). American author; pseudonym of Frances Little.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Valpy, 2 pages 12mo, 95 Montpellier Road, 24 February 1888. Asking Mrs Valpy to call in the mornings, as she is always at home then.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22583]

MACAULAY, Fanny Caldwell (1863-1941). American author; pseudonym of Frances Little.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Stephens, 2 pages 8vo (damp-stained), Great George Street, 'Monday', no date. An invitation to dine, with the promise that her husband is, this time, sure he will be able to entertain his guests.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22582]

MACAULAY, Thomas Babington, 1st Baron (1800-1859). Historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Milman, 1 page 8vo on black-edged writing paper, Holly Lodge, 14 November 1838. Crying off a dinner date on the grounds of influenza.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 6370]

MACAULAY, Thomas Babington, 1st Baron (1800-1859). Historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Gentlemen'), 1 page 8vo with note of receipt on the back, Holly Lodge, 5 April 1859. Insisting that his house is not available to be let ('nor can I guess how the report which you mention can have originated').
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 25146]

MACCALL, William (1812-1888). Writer & public lecturer.
Autograph Letter Signed, evidently to a publisher ('Gentlemen'), 3 pages 8vo, Bexley Heath, 8 July 1868. Offering to translate Labor Ennobles, by the same Swedish author whose previous book he had also translated.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22592]

MacCARTHY, Denis Florence (1817-1882). Poet.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Friend', 2½ pages 8vo on black-edged paper, Mellifont House, Kingstown, Dublin. Returning a proof of his son's translation.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22588]

M'CARTHY, Justin (1830-1912). Politician and writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to M[oncure] D[aniel] Conway (1832-1907, American author), 1½ pages 12mo, 48 Gower Street, Bedford Square, 24 October no year. Sending a photograph of [James Russell] Lowell (no longer present). Small tear in second leaf affecting one word.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 22376]

McCARTHY, Justin (1830-1912). Irish politician and novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Bell, 2 pages 8vo on black-edged paper, no place, 19 November 1879. Sending a quote from Juvenal, with his own translation.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22590]

MacCOLL, Norman (1843-1904). Editor of The Athenaeum.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, Athenaeum Office, 20 Wellington Street, 5 March 1876. Offering to print his correspondent's article, providing that it does not appear elsewhere until the following Monday.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22595]

MACDONALD, John Cameron (1820-1889). Manager of The Times.
Autograph Letter Signed to W.A. Smith, 1 page 8vo, Times Office, 19 March 1857. Asking his opinion of 'the enclosed' (enclosed no longer), referring to 'what passed between him & Mr Morris'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22625]

MACDONALD, Malcolm John (1901-1981). Politician, diplomat & writer; son of James Ramsay Macdonald.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Lord Wakefield, 1 pages 4to, on writing paper of the Dominions Office, Downing Street, 19 January 1938. Thanking Wakefield for sending the Life of Admiral Arthur Phillip and a copy of his address delivered in 1934.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22626]

MACFARLANE, Charles (1799-1858). Miscellaneous writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Copley Fielding, 1 page 8vo with envelope taped to the back, no place, 'Wednesday Ev[enin]g', no date. Explaining that urgent business calls him to London so that he will be unable to attend Fielding's party, but assuring him that [Peter] Bechet will be there.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22633]

MACKAY, Charles (1814-1889). Poet & journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to G[eorge] Linnaeus Banks, 1 page 8vo, Ferndell Cottage, Bexhill, 8 May 1867. Sending a poem for publication.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22642]

MACKAY, Charles (1814-1889). Poet & journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to S[amuel] Lucas, 1½ pages 8vo, 64 Lincoln Inn Fields, 9 September 1859. Sending 4 poems [not included] and offering to confer on the price should any be acceptable ('I am not mercenary in the matter').
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22643]

MACKENZIE, Agnes Mure (1891-1955). Historian & novelist.
Corrected typescript signed of Regionalism and the Parochial Mind, 5 pages 8vo, numerous corrections, undated. With a proof copy of the article.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22663]

MACKENZIE, Sir Compton (1883-1972). Writer.
Two brief Typewritten Letters Signed and a signature to Wiener with a letter from M.H. Wicksteed, Mackenzie's secretary, on 4 pages 4to, Edinburgh, 1962-1963. Mackenzie's letters put off sending Wiener the promised 'small contribution', the secretary's letter apologises for neglecting to send the letters ('They were found among some of the late Lady Mackenzie's papers').
£110 / $137 / €128 [No: 23497]

MACKENZIE, Sir Compton (1883-1972). Writer.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Mr Thornton, 1 page 4to, 31 Drummond Place, Edinburgh, 10 February 1967. (Mackenzie' s address in Lot, France, is printed on the reverse.) Responding to a historical enquiry.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 23511]

MACKENZIE, Sir Compton (1883-1972). Writer.
Autograph Letter Signed on a postcard to Ronald Winkworth, Denchworth Manor, 10 February no year. Informing him that he had had a wire from ?Pape and that something seems to have gone awry.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 23512]

MACKENZIE, Henry (1745-1831). Scottish novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to ?Weller, 1 page 8vo, (cut down with a small hole, laid down on a sheet with a portrait), 25 February 1826. Complying with Weller's request ('[I] only wish it had been by something of more value than the autograph').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22671]

McKENNA, Stephen (1888-1967). Novelist.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Francis Bickley (1885-1976), 1 page 8vo, Lincoln's Inn, 2 October 1922. Thanking Bickley for a letter of appreciation and the offer of a photograph.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1010]

MACMILLAN, Frederick Orridge (1851-1936). Publisher.
Autograph Letter Signed to John Nayler, 1 page 4to, on writing paper of Macmillan & Co, 6 May 1913. Making an appointment.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22697]

MADGE, Charles (1912-1996). Founder of Mass-Observation & poet.
Autograph Letter Signed to Gwynne Hughes, 17 Valentine Road, Birmingham, 3 December 1964. The letter consists solely of a four-line poem.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 22721]

MADGE, Charles (1912-1996). Founder of Mass-Observation & poet.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo (oblong), North End, Findon, Sussex, 5 October 1931. Ordering the second of two editions of 'Cowley'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22720]

MADAN, Falconer (1851-1935). Librarian & bibliographer.
Autograph Letter Signed to F. De Sausmaurez, 2 pages 8vo, Banbury Road, Oxford, 10 June 1934. Disparaging [Charles] Ellicott's (1819-1905, bishop of Gloucester) revision of the Bible and praising [John William] Burgon's Revision Revised.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22718]

MAFFEI, Andrea (1798-1885). Italian translator & poet.
Autograph Letter Signed, in Italian, to Signor Guglioni, on one side of a correspondence card, Milan, 7 July 1884. Thanking Guglioni for greetings sent from the musician Vincenzo Lutti.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22727]

MAGNAY, Sir William (b.1855). Author.
Autograph Letter Signed to the editor of The Morning Leader, 2 pages 8vo, Oakside, Harrow-on-the-Hill, 21 February 1902. Offering a new novel for publication in the Leader, where his Red Chancellor and Fall of a Star had previously been serialised.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22729]

MAIS, S[tuart] P[etrie] B[rodie] (1885-1975). Writer & radio broadcaster.
Autograph Letter Signed to Hugh Chesterman, on a postcard, 29 Woodstock Road, Oxford, no date. Asking if his daughters (aged 5 and 10) can accompany him as well as his wife 'or will they be in the way'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22737]

MAIS, S[tuart] P[etrie] B[rodie] (1885-1975). Writer & radio broadcaster.
Autograph Letter Signed to Turner, 2 pages 8vo, The Hall, Southwick, Sussex, 9 January 1928. Asking if he can visit Turner's 'rare library', so described by Graves.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22738]

MAITLAND, John Alexander Fuller (1856-1936). Music critic.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo, 39 Phllimore Gardens, Kensington, 15 January no year. Proposing to bring the plans of an addition to his house, for which he craves his correspondent's approval.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22742]

MAITLAND, John Alexander Fuller (1856-1936). Music critic.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Shakespeare, 1 page 8vo (laid down on the remains of an album leaf), 39 Phillimore Gardens, Kensington, 23 November no year. Thanking her for her kind letter ('I felt that it was hardly fair to ask Mr Shakespeare, as he must be so fearfully busy').
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22749]

MAITLAND, Julia Charlotte (1808-1865). Writer & traveller.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Grey, 1 page 8vo, no place, 1 April no year, an invitation to dine. Glued to the third blank page of a short story. The 2-page story is headed 'Cat Window Chair Flowers Mathematics Madras' and the story, somewhat like an entry to a Spectator competition, contains all these words.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22741]

MAITLAND, Samuel Roffey (1792-1866). Historian & miscellaneous writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Revd J.H. Todd ('My dear Friend'), 2½ pages 8vo, Gloucester, 7 December 1853. Sending a prospectus (no longer present) of a project in which he takes a great interest and asking his friend to forward it to Mr Gibbings.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22743]

MALHAM, John (1747-1821). Miscellaneous writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to the booksellers Messrs Lackington & Co, 1 page 8vo (oblong, trimmed and laid down), 4 George's Place, Holloway Turnpike, 21 October 1807. Offering to sell them some scarce and valuable books to liquidate a debt, after which he hopes they will 'feel disposed' to find him some employment.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22764]

MALOT, Hector (1830-1907). French writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, (no superscription), 1 page 8vo, Fortunay-Sous-Bois, 30 January 1893. Happily sending Gustot Lindquist the few lines requested and thanking his correspondent for his kindness.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22772]

MANN, Thomas (1875-1955). German writer and Nobel Prize laureate.
Signature ('Thomas Mann'), characteristically in pencil, on a small slip, no date.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 25778]

MANNING, Anne (1807-1879). Writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo (laid down), Reigate Hill, Surrey, no date.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 8008]

MANNING, Anne (1807-1879). Writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Brooke, 3 pages 8vo, Reigate Hill, Surrey, 23 March 1867. Thanking Mrs Brooke for ordering copies of her books and expressing gratification that they will go into hospitals.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 22796]

MANNING, Ethel Edith (1900-1984). Writer.
Typewritten Letter Signed to K. Chewson ('Dear Sir or Madam'), ½ page 4to, Oak Cottage, Burghley Road, Wimbledon Common, 20 November 1930. Agreeing to be the Vice President of the Ball Committee ('I take it that apart from my lending my name I send a cheque or something').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22794]

MANNING, Ethel Edith (1900-1984). Writer.
Signature on the cover of the prospectus of her anti-communist book South to Samarkand, published in 1936. An eight-page prospectus containing a map of her travels and glowing endorsements by A.J. Cronin, Storm Jameson, A.E. Copp[ard and others.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22795]

MANNING, Hugo (1913-1977). Poet.
Manuscript Signed, a contribution to the Festschrift of the poet John Gawsworth, 1 page 4to, no place, no date. 'What is really important is the extent to which we have been true to ourselves in all the aspects of our beings.'
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22798]

MANSFIELD, Robert Blachford (1823-1908). Author & oarsman.
Autograph Letter Signed to Ludlow, 2 pages 8vo (tear in upper right hand corner), Menton, 29 January no year. Asking Ludlow to cease sending the 'Reader' as it is now being sent by the man who also sends the Times.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22804]

MARCHMONT, Arthur W. (1852-1923). Novelist.
Brief enigmatic Autograph Letter Signed to H.J. Fuller at Eton, 1 page 8vo, 7 St Aubyns Mansions, Hove, Brighton 6 May 1903. 'In reply. I could; I do not; I can; I do, and I am.'
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22817]

MARKHAM, (Charles) Edwin (1852-1940). American poet.
Autograph Letter Signed to Agnes Higgins, 1 page 8vo (oblong, trimmed), Brooklyn, 18 April 1901. 'After your very pleasant letter is was no hardship to comply with your request.'
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22884]

MARKLAND, James Heywood (1788-1864). Antiquary.
Autograph Letter Signed [to the Warden of St Augustine's College], 2 pages 8vo, Bath, 4 May 1850. Pledging ten guineas for the memorial to the late Warden, offering to join the committee and looking forward to meeting the Warden 'in your own Hall'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22886]

MARKLAND, James Heywood (1788-1864). Antiquary.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Lord', 1 page 12mo, no place, 'Tuesday' no date. Asking for the return of the Bishop's Volume of Services.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22885]

MARRYAT, Frederick (1792-1848). Novelist and Captain in the Royal Navy.
Autograph cheque signed and addressed to a naval agency, Messrs Stilwell of Arundel Street, 18 March 1826.
£120 / $150 / €140 [No: 26556]

MARSDEN, John Buxton (1803-1870). Historical writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 3 pages 8vo (traces of former mounting on the back), Great Missenden, 1 January 1852. Advising his correspondent on his future employment.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22900]

MARSH, Catherine (1818-1912). Philanthropist and writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Pierrepont in faded blue ink, 2 pages 8vo (traces of mounting on the first page), Sydney House, 31 January no year. Pleading a cold and sore throat which prevents her visiting.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22909]

MARSH, Catherine (1818-1912). Philanthropist and writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('My dear Madam'), 1 page 8vo, Beckenham Rectory, Kent, 1 September 1866. Thanking her correspondent for her gift for the orphans recovering from cholera.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22910]

MARSHALL, Archibald (1866-1934). Novelist and short-story writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Moore, 1 page 8vo, The Cottage, Playden, Sussex, 22 November 1908. Wishing Moore luck in his new position, hoping that 'it will provide an opportunity of making the top of the tree'.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22914]

MARSTON, Edward (1825-1914). Publisher, writer, and angler.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Gordon, 2 conjoint pages 8vo, St Dunstan's House, Fetter Lane, 19 April 1892. Reasoning that if reviewers would treat young writers with the tenderness and discrimination of Mr Dulles they would be far more widely read.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22929]

MARSHALL, Emma (1828-1899). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Eaton, 4 pages 8vo, Woodside, Leigh Woods, Clifton, 'Wed Eveng Sept 7', no date. Postponing their arrival until Christabel's toothache subsides.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22916]

MARSHALL, Howard (1900-1973). Broadcaster and writer on sport.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Ron C. Ayers, 1 page 8vo on writing paper of the BBC, 11 January 1944. Thanking Ayers for his kind letter and sending his autograph.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22918]

MARSTON, John Westland (1819-1890). Poet and playwright.
Autograph Letter Signed to G. Linnaeus Banks (1821-1881, author and journalist), 3 pages 8vo, 22 Rochester Road, Camden Road Villas, 22 November no year. Declining an invitation to the banquet of the Art Societies of Birmingham on the grounds of ill health, and sympathising with the their aims.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22930]

MARTINEAU, James (1805-1900). Unitarian divine.
Autograph Letter Signed to William Colfox, 1 page 8vo, 5 Gordon Street, 17 February 1876.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 21976]

MARTINEAU, James (1805-1900). Unitarian divine.
Autograph Letter Signed to E.H. Busk, 2 pages 16mo, 10 Gordon Street, 31 March 1864. Sending a list of references and apologising for its formidable length.
£110 / $137 / €128 [No: 21975]

MARTIN, Kingsley (1897-1969). Journalist; editor of the New Statesman.
Typewritten Letter Signed with autograph corrections, to [John] Rosselli, 2 pages 8vo, 25 Carlisle Mansions, Carlisle Place, 17 January 1966. Discussing Rosselli's review of his book (possibly his autobiography), and asking for more feedback to incorporate in future editions.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22932]

MARTIN, Robert Montgomery (1800-1868). Author & civil servant.
Autograph Letter Signed to tsarquess of Londonderry, 1 page 4to, 4 Moreton Villas, Kentish Town, 10 May 1848. Bringing to the Marquess's attention the publication of the third edition of his book on Ireland ('I have ventured to add some remedial suggestions for the social evils from which Ireland suffers').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23503]

MARTIN, Sir Theodore (1816-1909). Lawyer and biographer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed lady ('Dear Madam'), 2 pages 8vo, 31 Onslow Square, 29 May 1905. Praising her selection of illustrations, regretting that there is no one on the stage who can do justice to Shakespeare and sending her his bookplate (adhering to the last, blank page).
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22937]

MARTIN, Sir Theodore (1816-1909). Lawyer and biographer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Hall, 2 pages 8vo, Llangollen, 17 October 1882. Thanking Hall for his appreciation of Martin's life of Prince Albert and remarking that Lord Lyndhurst destroyed all his letters and never wrote more than he had to.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22938]

MARZIALS, Theodore Poet and composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Macgregor, 1 page 8vo, British Museum, 'Monday' no date. Sending an address.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22981]

MASEFIELD, John
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Vail, 1 page 8vo, no date. Breaking his promise to lecture to Miss Vail's Society, as he has had to give up all engagements for the autumn.
£48 / $60 / €56 [No: 0575]

MASKELL, William (1814-1890). Medievalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to A.J. Stephens, 2 pages 8vo, S[aint] M[ary's] C[hurch], 3 January 1849. Inquiring as to the sense in which Stephens uses the term Liturgy ('and whether you have committed yourself to its wide & improper use').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22984]

MASON, A.E.W. (1865-1948). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1½ pages 8vo, House of Commons, 4 February no year. Regretfully declining an invitation to visit Wanstead.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 2044]

MASON, Alfred Edward Woodley (1865-1948). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Locock, 1½ pages 8vo with envelope, 1 Duchess Street, 22 January 1921. Sending an autograph ('Noble girl to want it'), and suggesting they meet in town.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22987]

MASON, Alfred Edward Woodley (1865-1948). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1½ pages 8vo, on embossed writing paper of the House of Commons, as from Stratton Street, 14 February no year. Thanking his correspondent for praising The Broken Road ('For it was with considerable timidity that I wrote it').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22988]

MASSINGHAM, Henry William (1860-1924). Journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Dibble, 1 page 8vo on writing paper of the Manchester Guardian London Office, 22 April 1900. Explaining that Mr Scott has promised an extra guinea for his sketch, but that otherwise 'all my work has been covered by my salary'.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22994]

MASSINGHAM, Henry William (1860-1924). Journalist.
Secretarial Letter Signed to Lady Gregory, 1 page 8vo with envelope, on writing paper of The Nation, 17 September 1914. Graciously acknowledging receipt of her 'most charming poem', which he plans to publish.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22995]

MASSON, David (1822-1907). Biographer & editor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Macmillan, 1 page 8vo, 81 Avenue Road, 23 May 1875. Accepting an invitation to join Macmillan at the Garrick.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22996]

MASSON, David (1822-1907). Biographer & editor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Cooke, 1 page 8vo, 81 Avenue Road, 28 April 1863. Declining an invitation which conflicts with his promised talk to 'certain Presbyterian young men', the result of which is that 'instead of enjoying your society, I shall be talking & in torture'.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22997]

MASTERMAN, Charles Frederick Gurney (1874-1927). Politician, author & journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Bentley, 1½ pages 8vo, 18 Buckingham Street, Strand, no date. Expressing hope that he will be able to enjoy Bentley's invitation ('with you and Gilbert on each side of me I believe I could endure even Drury Lane!').
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22999]

MATHIAS, Thomas James (1754?-1835). Satirist & Italian scholar.
Autograph Letter Signed to Pike, 1 page 8vo with integral address-leaf and remains of a red wax seal, 74 Monte d'Iddio, Pizzofalcone [Naples], 20 October no year. Repeating his request for the amount owed and where to send it in respect of 25 numbers of The Penny Magazine.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23006]

MATHIAS, Thomas James (1754?-1835). Satirist & Italian scholar.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Rachel, 1 page 8vo, Scotland Yard, Whitehall, 24 December 1808. Thanking her for Dr Glynn's print, sending his remembrances to her sisters and wishing her a pleasurable year with progressive improvements in the studies she has undertaken.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23007]

MAUGHAM, William Somerset (1874-1965). Novelist and playwright.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Leggett, 1 page 4to, Montagu Mews South, Bryanston Square, 1 February 1927. Inquiring as to how 'the accounts stand between yourself and me' and asking for an accounting.
£175 / $218 / €204 [No: 24915]

MAUGHAM, William Somerset (1874-1965). Novelist and playwright.
The foot of Maugham's tax return for 1951, signed, neatly cut from the rest of the form, ca 55 x 190 mm (2¼ x 7½ inches), dated 7 March 1952. The two sections completed ask for enquiries and repayments be made to Messrs Vandescour Stanton.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 21403]

MAUROIS, André (1885-1967). Biographer, novelist & essayist; pseudonym of Emile Herzog.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Massey, 1 page 8vo on black-edged writing paper with envelope, 2 rue Borghèse, Neuilly-sur-Seine, 1 November no year [postmark 1924]. Thanking her for sending a 'very entertaining human document' and for passing on her sister's observations which will help him greatly in the book he is about to write.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 21394]

MAUROIS, André (1885-1967). Author & man of letters.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My Dear Commodore', on a postcard from the Dorchester Hotel, London, n.d Thanking the Commodore for his story ('which is lovely') and for a memorable morning ('It must be delightful to live, as you do, with all those young men').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23038]

MAUROIS, André (1885-1967). Author & man of letters.
Typewritten Letter Signed in French to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo (oblong) on black-edged paper, Neuilly-sur-Seine, 29 May 1930. Directing his correspondent to his British publishers, Heinemann, for permission to produce a scholarly edition.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23039]

MAVOR, Osborne Henry (1888-1951). The playwright James Bridie.
Two Autograph Letters Signed to Leon Lion of the Royalty Theatre, 4 pages 8vo (oblong), 6 Woodlands Terrace, Glasgow, no date and 23 January 1931. Asking whether it would be possible to produce "The Anatomist", and discussing the script.
£110 / $137 / €128 [No: 20629]

MAXSE, Leopold James (1864-1932). Journalist & political writer.
Typewritten Letter Signed to J.H. Balfour Browne, 1 page 8vo, National Review, 5 May 1918. Marked 'Private' at the head in Maxse's hand, strongly criticising Lloyd George and Curzon and their attitude to the Army ('For one thing Lloyd George is such a hopeless liar one cannot believe anything he says').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23042]

MAXSE, Leopold James (1864-1932). Journalist & political writer.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Col Sir A[lexander] Sprot, on writing paper of the National Review, St James's, London, no date. A copied letter marked 'Private and confidential' at the head, enclosing a circular (no longer present), urging subscription to the National Review.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23041]

MAXWELL-LYTE, Sir Henry Churchill (1848-1940). Deputy keeper of the public records & historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Bridgeman, 1½ pages 8vo, 61 Warwick Square, 17 March 1931. Thanking her for lending him a copy of Sir Ian Malcolm's lecture, and noting his familiarity with its subject, Hatfield House ('Lord Rosebery was one of my oldest friends, at Eton, at Oxford, and in London, alike').
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23053]

MAXWELL, William Babington (1866-1938). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Marshall, 2 pages 4to, Lichfield House, Richmond, Surrey, 5 February 1914. Noting the promise in her interviewing technique, and discussing his popular novel The Devil's Garden.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23051]

MAXWELL, William Hamilton (1792-1850). Irish novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo (laid down, the third page excised with possible loss of a postscript), no place, no date. Begging two sovereigns and reporting that 'We have got out two sheets since Thursday and Bradbury ... promise a sheet a day from Monday'.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23052]

MAYHEW, Horace (1816-1872). Journalist & author of farces.
Autograph Letter Signed to Parkinson, 1 page 8vo with envelope-front, 6 Old Bond Street, 20 April 1860. Regretting that because he is sailing to Nova Scotia, he is unable to accept the invitation of the Board.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23060]

MAYO, Charles (1750-1829). Historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, no place, no date. Offering the remaining copies of his History.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23528]

MELVILLE, Lewis (1874-1932). Author.
Autograph Letter Signed to Ellis, ½-page 8vo on writing paper of the Queen's Hotel, Birmingham, 1 October 1905. Making an appointment for the following Monday ('as early as you like').
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23090]

MEREDITH, George (1828-1909). Novelist & poet.
Autograph Letter Signed to A G Ross, 1 page 8vo, Box Hill, Dorking, 15 February 1888. Sending his subscription for the Rabelais Club and simultaneously resigning his membership.
£385 / $481 / €450 [No: 20611]

MEREDITH, George (1828-1909). Novelist & poet.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Edward] Clodd, 1 page 8vo (glue stains on the reverse), Box Hill, Dorking, no date. Sending thanks and greetings and hope of meeting, along with 'the enclosed' (enclosed no longer).
£135 / $168 / €157 [No: 25144]

MEREDITH, George (1828-1909). Novelist & poet.
Signature in a shaky hand on a white postcard beneath a portrait cut from a newspaper.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 5998]

MERIVALE, Herman Charles (1839-1906). Playwright and novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Campbell, on two sides of a correspondence card, 9 March 1888. Discussing a disastrous performance of one of his plays.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20347]

MEYERSTEIN, Edward Harry William (1889-1952). Writer & scholar.
A copy of his poetry pamphlet 'In Time of War', Richards Press, 1942, signed and inscribed to Kathleen and Robert Swan, 1943. Paper covers split at the fold.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24610]

MEYERSTEIN, Edward Harry William (1889-1952). Writer & scholar.
Autograph Letter Signed to Boterrell, 1 page 4to, 26 December 1934. A disjointed letter, offering one poem, criticising another, and threatening to pay a visit.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23157]

MEYNELL, Sir Francis Meredith Wilfrid (1891-1975). Typographer, publisher & poet.
Typewritten Letter Signed to E.N. Simons, 1 page 4to, Brettenham House, Lancaster Place, 22 August 1938. Shamefacedly apologising for neglecting to send payment for the 'Aeroplane article in the Steel Supplement'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23159]

MEYNELL, Viola (1885-1956). Writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Wilson, 1 page 8vo, Greatham, Pulborough, Sussex, no date. Commissioning Wilson to buy two copies of The Bridge of San Luis Rey.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23161]

MEYNELL, Wilfred (1852-1948). Founder & editor of Merry England.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Dear George', 2 pages 4to, Portman Square, 'Thursday' no date. Inviting him to stay at Greatham and to come to dinner, adding 'My congratulations to you on your budget!'.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23162]

MEYNELL, Wilfred
Autograph Letter Signed, 2 pages 4to, 'Thursday' no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0596]

MICHELET, Jules (1798-1874). French historian.
Extensive autograph notes, on 2 pages folio and 2 pages 4to (one corner torn away). Described (in pencil in another hand) as notes written in 1868 for an analysis or review of a work of Dupanloup on education.
£325 / $406 / €380 [No: 24326]

MILES, Eustace Hamilton (1868-1948). Sportsman, writer & food reformer.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Editor of Pearson's Weekly, 22 Ridgmont Gardens, Gower Street, 3 May 1908. Sending an article (no longer present) and informing him that it will be 'two hundred if you take it'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23168]

MILES, Eustace Hamilton (1868-1948). Sportsman, writer & food reformer.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Miles, 1 page 4to, Charing Cross, 26 September 1912. Giving advice on a proper diet ('No scientific person would dream of getting his body-building foods from fruits or vegetables').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23169]

MILL, John Stuart (1806-1873). Philosopher and political economist.
Letter Signed with autograph postscript as Chairman of the Jamaica Committee to a subscriber ('Dear Sir'), 3 pages 8vo (lightly mounted), London, 12 November 1867. Asking for the remaining payment of a guarantee, and in the postscript giving directions as to how the payment may be made.
£750 / $937 / €877 [No: 25457]

MILL, John Stuart (1806-1873). Philosopher and political economist.
Autograph Letter Signed ('J.S. Mill') to Mr Black, 1½ pages 8vo on conjoint leaves (a little soiled), no date (watermark 1830). Sending an enclosure (no longer present) and adding a curious postscript.
£450 / $562 / €526 [No: 26522]

MILLER, Dewitt (1857-1911). American book collector.
Autograph Letter Signed to Benton Myers & Co, 1½ page 8vo with envelope, on writing paper of The Hollenden, Cleveland, Ohio, postmarked 5 September 1903. Ordering a book.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23201]

MILLER, Esther Writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Howard, 3½ pages 8vo, Pension Baumen, Lucerne, Switzerland. 29 May 1897. Soliciting his assistance in deciding where next to direct her writing talents following the success of the Sport of the Gods and in view of her publishers' desire for 'another sensational story'.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23202]

MILLER, Thomas (1807-1874). Poet & novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Gentlemen' [Cornhill Magazine], 1 page 8vo, Rose Cottage, Chester Gardens, Lambeth, 13 May 1867. Asking for the immediate return of a poem submitted for publication if not acceptable and giving details of his career ('I was Author of 45 Vols of work - lest I should not be known as the Thomas Miller').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23206]

MILMAN, Henry Hart (1791-1868). Dean of St Paul's.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Dean of Bristol, 1 page 8vo (small tears, pin holes), Deanery, 19 January no year. Announcing the end of State Services ('I shall not think it necessary to pronounce a funeral oration over them in Convocation').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23285]

MILMAN, Henry Hart (1791-1868). Dean of St Paul's.
Autograph Letter Signed to Pidgeon, 1 page 8vo with integral address-leaf and remains of a red wax seal, no place, no date [watermark 1833]. Asking Pidgeon to arrange a meeting with the other members of the subcommittee, Mr Castries and Mr Henry Deane.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23289]

MILNE, Alan Alexander (1882-1956). Novelist and playwright.
Autograph Manuscript (in pencil), entitled 'Programme for the Next 3 Months', incorporating a small drawing, dated '21.i.43'. 1 page 8vo (ca 215 x 140 mm. / 8½ x 5½ inches) irregular at the right hand edge., written on the reverse of part of a royalty statement from E.P. Dutton & Co (New York) for the Christopher Robin Reader.
£450 / $562 / €526 [No: 26175]

MILNE, James (1865-1951). Scottish journalist, novelist & editor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Ratcliffe, 1 page 8vo, Caledonian Club, St James's Square, 2 July 1938. Congratulating Ratcliffe on his retirement.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23214]

MILNES, Richard Monckton (1807-1885). First Baron Houghton; politician & poet.
Autograph Letter Signed [to William Whewell], 1794-1866, philosopher & scientist), 3 pages 4to, Sealby, Bawtry, no date. Inviting Whewell to attend a meeting that will present 'a good opportunity for anybody to express ... his views of subjects of intellectural development'.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 23218] Longer description

MILNES, Richard Monckton (1807-1885). First Baron Houghton; politician & poet.
Autograph poem signed, 1 page 8vo with red wax seal at the head, undated. Two things I even tremble while I scorn / The Stars of Heaven, and the Mind of Men, with a note stating the lines are from the German.
£50 / $62 / €58 [No: 23219]

MINCHIN, H.C. Biographer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Morley, 4 pages 8vo, Farnham, Surrey, 5 March 1934. Thanking Morley for 'the Landor letter', and giving details of his various residences.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23222]

MITCHELL, Dr C[harles] Ainsworth Handwriting expert at the British Museum.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, 28 Bedford Place, Russell Square, 21 December 1911. Thanking his correspondent for permission to use watermarks and enclosing a printed prospectus for his book Science and the Criminal.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23225]

MITCHELL, Donald Grant (1822-1908). American essayist & novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Doctor', 1 page 12mo on writing paper of Louis Tiffany & Co, 'Friday 1 p.m.' no date. Confirming an appointment.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 23229]

MITFORD, John (1781-1859). Writer, collator & editor.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, Shropshire, 3 May no year. Probably to his publisher, referring to the reprinting of the appendix.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23230]

MITFORD, Mary Russell (1787-1855). Novelist and dramatist.
Signature cut from the foot of a letter ('faithfully & admiringly yours / M R Mitford'), trimmed, ca 20 x 60 mm (1 x 2½ inches).
£30 / $37 / €35 [No: 6056]

MÖENS, William John Charles (1833-1904). Huguenot antiquary.
Two Autograph Letters Signed to The Editor of "Men & Women of the Time" and V[ictor] G[ustav] Plarr (the editor), 3 pages 8vo with 1 envelope, Lymington, 1894 & 1898. Sending proofs and a page of corrections [for his entry in the publication].
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 23237]

MOKEL, Albert (1866-1945). Belgian symbolist poet.
Autograph Letter Signed in English and French, to Redmore-Brown, 4 pages 8vo very closely written (some foxing), Paris, 7 March 1906. Praising Redmore-Brown's book on poetry and offering to write a most favourable critique of it when his headache improves.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 23235]

MONCRIEFF, William Thomas (1794-1857). Dramatist.
Autograph Letter to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, Adelphi, 17 March 1823. Enclosing a prospectus (no longer present) and asking for information, adding that he will go to Drury [Lane Theatre] in the afternoon in the hope of seeing Mr Elliston.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23248]

MONCRIEFF, William Thomas (1794-1857). Dramatist.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Dear Alexander', 4 pages 8vo (marginal traces of mounting), 15 Duke Street, Adelphi, 28 June 1823. Offering to rewrite Nick and the Devil for a proper remuneration ('so as to make it bearable in Town and playable in the country').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23295]

MONEY, Sir Leo Chiozza (1870-1944). Politician, journalist & author.
Autograph sentiment signed, on a postcard, unaddressed, Ludshott End, Grayshott, Hampshire, 12 March 1930. All goodness that the Gods might work, men can.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23296]

MONIER-WILLIAMS, Sir Monier (1819-1899). Orientalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2½ pages 8vo, Chessington, Kingston on Thames, 26 March 1898. Thanking his correspondent for the pamphlet The Reformed Alphabet, a scheme for facilitating learning to read, but explaining that he lacks the time and health to study it properly and prefers his own method.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23297]

MONSARRAT, Nicholas John Turney (1910-1979). Writer.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Colin Huggett, 1 page 4to, 15 Triq Il-Wileg, San Lawrenz, Gozo, Malta, 20 November 1973. Thanking Huggett for his interest, though not sending a manuscript as 'All such material finds its way either to libraries or universities'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23305]

MONTGOMERY, Florence (1843-1923). Writer of children's books.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Dear Mary', 4 pages 8vo, 56 Cadogan Place, 22 April no year. Offering to read 'the stories' and providing a catalogue of addresses to which they may be sent.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23318]

MONTGOMERY, James & MONTGOMERY, Robert (1771-1854) and (1807-1855). Poets.
Collection of 15 Autograph Letters Signed, 1 Letter Signed and 2 poems (1 partial) of James, 1792-1853 and 12 Autograph Letters Signed and one partial autograph poem from Robert, 1830-1853.
£950 / $1187 / €1111 [No: 23046]

MONTRESOR, F.F. (d. 1934). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed on a correspondence card to Miss C.M. Montresor, 15 Elvaston Place, 26 November [postmarked 1897]. Suggesting that she apply to a bookseller rather than his publisher because 'a publisher never gives discounts & a shop does'.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23323]

MOORE, Evelyn Stuart (1875-1941). Religious writer & spiritual director.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Hogarth, 2½ pages 8vo, 50 Campden Hill Square, 27 January 1910. Congratulating her on her 'perfectly splendid' stand on libraries censorship.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23331]

MOORE, F. Frankfurt Humorous writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Cook-Taylor, 2 pages 8vo, Castlegate, Lewes, Sussex, 5 March no year. Thanking him for a ticket, and regretting that he has no non-copyright photograph available ('I think that most of the London papers have blocks of their own of Russell's photograph The Daily New used it twice').
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23332]

MOORE, George Augustus (1852-1933). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed in pencil to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 4to, 11 Carter Terrace, Manchester, 30 January 1904. Noting that he ad seen in the Daily Mail 'a hysterical shriek by A. Clarke on "The Factory System"', and offering to reply to it.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 23334]

MOORE, Sarah Jessup (1824-1899). American philanthropist & writer.
Autograph Letter Signed on two sides of a black-edged correspondence card, to an unnamed correspondent, no place, 11 May 1892. Thanking her correspondent for recommending a dentist.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23328]

MOORE, Thomas (1779-1852). Poet.
Autograph Quotation Signed of four lines by [James] Montgomery, on 1 page 8vo, signed in full 'thomas Moore', no place, no date.
£450 / $562 / €526 [No: 25757]

MORGAN, Charles Langbridge (1894-1958). Novelist, critic and playwright.
Autograph Letter Signed to Assenson, 1 pgae 4to, Cheyne Walk, 11 March 1932. Thanking him for his letter and the letter that appeared in the Evening Mail, declaring that life is easier now ('we being a degenerate race'), and thanking him for his part in the 'amusing controversy'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 20340]

MORGAN, Charles Langbridge (1894-1958). Novelist, critic and playwright.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Dr Lutz Weltmann, 1 page 8vo, 16 Campden Hill Square, 11 March 1955. Begging off complying with Weltmann's request because of an attack of writer's cramp and the pressure of preparing for a Scandinavian lecture tour.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20341]

MORGAN, Charles Langbridge (1894-1958). Novelist, critic and playwright.
Signature and date ('1954') on white card, 30 x 60 mm (1¼ x 2¼ inches).
£15 / $18 / €17 [No: 4962]

MORIER, James Justinian (1780?-1849). Diplomat, traveller and novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to the auctioneer and antiquary, James Christie, 1 page 4to, Brighton, 8 May 1821. Asking Christie to convey his regrets to the President of the Literary Friends Society for his inability to attend the dinner, due to the ill health of his wife which has necessitated a trip to Brighton.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 7404]

MORISON, James Augustus Cotter (1832-1888). Author.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lady Dorothy [?Nevill], 1 page 12mo, Clairvaux, 30 Fitzjohn's Avenue, Hampstead, 1 November 1887. Arranging an appointment.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 23365] Longer description

MORISON, Stanley Arthur (1889-1967). Typographer.
Typewritten Letter Signed to W.P.D. Stebbing, 1 page 8vo with hand-written note, presumably by Stebbing, in the corner, on writing paper of The Times, 19 January 1950. Returning a book from which he had taken prints and apologising for deliquency regarding 'Deal' ('if there is anything more fatal than not telling a newspaper anything at all, it is telling them too early in the day').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23367]

MORLEY, Henry (1822-1894). Author.
Autograph Letter Signed to W. Rossiter, 3 pages 8vo (spike hole), University College, London, 21 January 1871. Regretting that he has no copies of Clement Marot to send to the South London Working Men's College.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23368]

MORLEY, John, Viscount (1838-1923). Statesman & man of letters.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo, Berkeley Lodge, West Hill, Putney, 2 April, 1875. Agreeing that Fuller should be included in the Series of English Men of Letters, but warning his correspondent that there will be a delay in doing so.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23369]

MORTIMER, Raymond (1895-1980). Writer.
Typewritten Letter Signed to the playwright and agent Joan Forman, 1 page small 4to with autoraph superscript and subscription, 5 Canonbury Place, undated. Thanking Forman for sending 'Sir Charles's latest contribution to Somersby history, and recalling his friendship with Rose Macaulay.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 21408]

MORTIMER, (Charles) Raymond (Bell) (1895-1980). Literary and art critic, and editor.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Sir Arthur] Bryant, 1½ pages 4to (oblong, coffee stain and small marginal tear), 5 Canonbury Place, 2 November 1966. Thanking Bryant for his book (perhaps The Medieval Foundation of England, 1965) and remarking 'What puzzles me is that hardly any British words were adopted into the English language'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23391]

MORTON, Guy Mainwaring (1896-1968). Author.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Philip, 1 page 8vo (corner trimmed), Kildare Street Club, Dublin, 13 February no year. Confirming an appointment.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23392]

MORTON, Henry Vollam (1892-1979). Journalist and travel writer.
Brief Typewritten Letter Signed to Mr Shelley, ½-page 4to, Bungay, 4 October 1934. Arranging a meeting.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 0991]

MORTON, John Cameron Andrieu Bingham (1893-1979). Humorist; 'Beachcomber' of the Daily Express.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Sir Arthur] Bryant, ½-page 8vo, Potwell House, Henfield, Sussex, 20 April 1940. Thanking Bryant for his book 'which I will read at once'. The prolific Bryant published two books in 1940.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23393]

MORTON, John Madison (1811-1891). Dramatist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed woman ('My dear Madam'), 1 page 4to on black-edged paper, 13 North Crescent, Bedford Square, 30 March [1838]. Reporting the death of his father ('his last moments were mercifully peaceful and serene').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23409]

MOTLEY, John Lothrop (1814-1877). American historian and diplomat.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Henry [Holland (1788-1873, physician)], 1 page 8vo (a little cockled), 31 Hertford Street, Mayfair, 14 February 1861. Asking him to lend a pamphlet.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 25231]

MOTLEY, John Lothrop (1814-1877). American historian and diplomat.
Autograph Letter Signed to Murray, 1 page 12mo (glue stains on the back), 'Friday' no date. Rearranging an appointment at Colnaghi's ('if weather is good'), explaining that he is just leaving for the Isle of Wight to collect his daughter.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 23414]

MOTTRAM, Robert Hale (1883-1971). Novelist and biographer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Swain, 1 page 8vo, Poplar Avenue, Eaton, Norwich, 7 February 1934. Thanking Swain for his offer 'though I am afraid the fullness of my calendar of engagements will not allow me to get to Sheffield again just yet'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23415]

MOULT, Thomas (1893-1974). Journalist & writer; one of the Georgian poets.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 conjoint pages 8vo, on writing paper of his publication Voices, 24 April 1919. Explaining that the delay in sending the required book was due to re-printing and asking for his correspondent's continuing support ('We need it, and shall do for a good while, though the prospects are quite rosy').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23418]

MOYSE, Charles E. (1852-1934). Canadian literary scholar.
Autograph Letter Signed to Harrison, 3 pages 8vo (rather browned and brittle; the two leaves separated), Royal Hotel, Avonmouth, 13 April 1899. Discussing the poetry of Lampman and Brownlow.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23432]

MUNDY, Thomas (1879-1940). Writer; pseudonym of William Lancaster Gribbon.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Reg Howe, ½-page 4to, South Manchester, Connecticut, 13 October 1935. Announcing the imminent publication of Purple Pirate ('an account of some further adventures of Tros of Samothrace').
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23442]

MUNRO C.K. (1889-1973). Playwright; pseudonym of Charles Kirkpatrick.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Dear Lion', 4 pages 8vo, 3 Queen's Road Studios, St John's Wood, 7 March 1931. Making casting suggestions for his forthcoming play ('The kind of person who could do it I believe is young Emlyn Williams').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23466]

MUNRO, Hugh Andrew Johnstone (1819-1885). Classicist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Birks, 1 page 8vo (laid down), Trinity College [Cambridge], 'Monday' no date. Inviting Birks to dine.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23386]

MURDOCH, Dame Iris (1919-1999). Novelist.
A series of 9 Autograph Letters Signed, 3 autograph postcards (with an autograph postcard from Murdoch's husband John Bayley) to Roger Sharrock and his wife Betty. With six autograph envelopes, date stamped between 1966 and 1985.
£650 / $812 / €760 [No: 26558]

MURDOCH, Dame Iris (1919-1999). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Jones, 2 pages 8vo (oblong), Steeple Aston, Oxford, 18 March no year [but after 1956]. Confirming that her first novel was Under the Net and that most of her novels are available in paperback.
£155 / $193 / €181 [No: 26153]

MURRAY, Sir Charles Augustus (1806-1895). Diplomat & author.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Shee, 1 page 8vo (pin holes at the top), British Legation, 31 Janaury no year. Inviting Mrs Shee's son to the Ball to be held on the following day.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23477]

MURRAY, Sir John (1851-1928). Publisher.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Alfred] Ollivant, 1 page 4to, 50 Albemarle Street, 7 October 1907. Sending copies of Ollivant's Redcoat Captain which is to be published the following day and reporting encouraging signs ('We have subscribed about 630 copies before publication').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23485]

MURRAY, Sir John (1851-1928). Publisher.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lord Monkswell, suggesting that either he or Lord Knutsford should lobby Lord Peel about the Bill, 2½ pages 8vo, Albemarle Street, 14 March 1899.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2169]
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NAPIER, Alexander (1814-1887). Editor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Francis Faithful, 3 pages 8vo, Holkham Vicarage, 10 June 1880. Reporting that he had received a second invitaion to dine with the Merchant Taylors' Company.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23572]

NAPIER, Arthur Sampson (1853-1916). Philologist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Murray, 3 pages 8vo, Headington Hill, Oxford, 21 September no year. Discussing the use of 'by' versus 'bi' ('In Old Norse the preposition bi was altogether lost & in this sense (i.e. swearing) as in others at took its place').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23573]

NAPIER, Edward (1808-1870). Lieutenant-general & author.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2½ pages 8vo, Newport, Isle of Wight, 21 May 1852. Discussing portraits of his illustrous forbear, Sir Charles Napier.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23577]

NAPIER, Macvey (1776-1847). Editor of the Edinburgh Review
Autograph Letter Signed [to McGill], 3 pages 8vo (evidence of former mounting on the last, blank sheet), Muireston House, 10 May no year. Offering to subscribe to the work of 'your late highly respected brother, the Revd Dr McGill'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23580]

NEALE, Erskine (1804-1883). Divine & author.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed lady ('Madam'), 1 page 8vo, Hinton Rectory, 29 September 1849. Requesting a character reference for Ward, a pastry cook who is to leave her employ and whom he wishes to take on.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23613]

NEALE, Sir John Ernest (1890-1975). Historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to A. Nelson Taylor, 1 page 8vo, Adare, 57 Penn Road, Beaconsfield, 15 January 1972. Thanking Nelson Taylor for his charming letter and appreciation.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23614]

NELSON, John Author of The History of Islington.
Autograph Letter Signed [to the Gentleman's Magazine], 1 page 4to, Middle Row, Place, Holborn, 2 July 1823. Sending an advertisement for the cover of the next number.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23623]

NEVILL, Lady Dorothy (1826-1913). Writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent (no salutation), 1 page 12mo, 45 Charles Street, Berkeley Square, no date. An invitation to lunch. A pencilled note remarks upon her great age and her eccentricity.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23636]

NEVINSON, Henry Woodd (1856-1941). Essayist, philanthropist & journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Fullylove, 1 page 4to on writing paper of The Daily Chronicle (indications of former mounting on the back), 22 May 1899. Regretting that Fullylove's account of the Hampstead show may not be used.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 23641]

NEWBOLT, Sir Henry John (1862-1938). Poet and man of letters.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lady Charwood, 2 pages 4to on writing paper of The Athenaeum, 21 February 1918. Praising the essay he had heard the previous day.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 23643]

NEWBOLT, Sir Henry John (1862-1938). Poet and man of letters.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Ethel R[olt] Wheeler, 2 pages 8vo with envelope, 39 Harrington Gardens, 10 November 1910. Refusing, with regret, her invitation to speak to the Lyceum Club.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 23644]

NEWCOMB, Thomas (1682?-1752). Poet.
Autograph Letter Signed to Archibald Hamilton ('a printer in Chancery Lane'), ½-page 4to with integral address-leaf (slightly soiled), no place, no date. Sending a dedication 'to a worthy and most exemplary person' which is to act as a preface.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 23789]

NEWMAN, Francis William (1805-1897). Scholar & man of letters; brother of John Henry Newman.
Autograph Letter Signed to the editor of the Alliance News, 1 page 8vo (foxed), Weston Super Mare, 5 May 1884. Reprimanding the editor for adopting from the Pall Mall Gazette the 'tale of the Brandy King', branding it 'Mr Groom Napier's romance about Vegetarianism, which deceived Mr Isaac Pitman and has been sent into foreign countries'.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 23656]

NEWMAN, John Henry, Cardinal (1801-1890). Leader of the Oxford movement, beatified 2010.
Autograph Letter Signed ('JHN') to 'My dear William', 1 page 8vo on rather browned and flimsy paper, no place, no date.
£550 / $687 / €643 [No: 25376]

NEWNES, Sir George (1851-1910). Newspaper proprietor & politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Donkeighley, 1 page 8vo, Wildcroft, Putney Heath, 20 February 1895. Making an appontment for the following day.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23657]

NICHOLS, (John) Beverley (1898-1983). Author and composer.
Signature, dated 1935, on white card, 60 x 90 mm (2½ x 3½ inches).
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 5223]

NICHOLS, (John) Beverley (1898-1983). Author and composer.
Signature in ink closely trimmed and mounted on an album leaf, undated.
£25 / $31 / €29 [No: 7795]

NICHOLS, John (1745-1826). Printer and writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Faulkner in Chelsea ('with a wood cut'), 1 page 8vo with address-leaf (small repair and traces of old mounting), 27 February 1813. Thanking him for a woodcut, returning it on the grounds that it had already been used in the previous year's magazine, and soliciting another.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 24709]

NICHOLSON, Nigel (1917-2004). Writer, publisher & politician; son of Vita Sackville-West.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Peter Wiener, 1 page 4to, Sissinghurst Castle, Kent, 30 January 1968. Declining to address the Ramsgate Arts Society, claiming pressure of work.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23702]

NICHOLS, John (1833-1894). Man of letters.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, 14 Montgomerie Crescent, Kelvinside, Glasgow, 3 December 1880. Thanking his correspondent for his 'correction' and explaining that it cannot be made until 'whenever, if ever, the first batch of my little book is exhausted'.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23689]

NICOLL, Sir William Robertson (1851-1923). Journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Ashford, 1 page 8vo, on writing paper of The British Weekly, 8 December 1920. Recommending his book A Library for Five Pounds ('but of course the collection could not, with the rise in prices, be obtained now for that sum').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23703]

NICOLL, Sir William Robertson (1851-1923). Journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed clergyman ('Reverend & Dear Sir'), 1 page 8vo, St Paul's House, Warwick Square, 8 October 1909. Tactfully refusing to publish the sermon in the 'humdrum & sober Expositor'.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23693]

NIECKS, Frederick (1845-1924). Author & musician.
Autograph Letter Signed to J.C. Dibdin, 3 pages 8vo, 22 Dick Place, Edinburgh, 9 July 1894. Graciously accepting the presidency of the Edinburgh Society of Musicians.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23705]

NISBET, James Hume (1849-1923). Scottish-Australian author & artist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, Brackendene, Altrincham, 4 July 1903. Asking his correspondent 'Have you read many of my books?' and recommending, in a postscript, that he try his latest.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23711]

NISBET, Norah Poet.
Autograph Poem Signed, 1 page 8vo, London, 29 October 1935. Four 3-line stanzas, entitled The Words.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23712]

NOEL, Lady Augusta (1838-1902). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Stirling, 4 pages 8vo (split in the fold), Bridge of Allan, 28 June no year. Thanking Mrs Stirling for scones ('my cook thinks she can accomplish them'), and sympathizing with Colonel Stirling's illness ('My husband hopes that he ... will not be permanently the worse for his devotion to the Unionist cause').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23714]

NOEL, Thomas (1799-1861). Poet.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 3 pages 8vo, Bayne Cottage, 31 December 1847. Gladly sending a copy of The Pauper's Drive and railing against those who have wrongly attributed it to Hood.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23717]

NORRIS, Kathleen Thompson (1880-1966). American novelist.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Creely, 1 page small 4to, La Casa Alberta, Palo Alto, October 1941. Thanking him for a letter and for his friendship 'in this strange year of misunderstanding and excited feeling'.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 23770]

NORTON, Charles Eliot (1827-1908). American author, social critic & professor of art.
Autograph Letter Signed to Moore, 1 page 8vo, Stacy Hill, 23 March 1888. Sending two examples of Lowell's autograph ('the note is good for a collector of autographs, for it is signed with his full name'). The autographs are no longer included.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23774]

NOTT, George Frederick (1767-1841). Divine & author.
Autograph Letter Signed [to Mrs Hughes], 2 pages 4to, Close, Winchester, 23 September 1813. Organising the distribution of copies of Mr Bidlake's sermons and asking that the Countess of Sefton be included in the list of subscribers.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23776]

NOVIKOFF, Olga (1848-1925). Russian journalist, propagandist & reputed agent.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Olga Novikoff, Née Kiréef') to Hill, 2 pages 8vo (oblong) with elaborate monogrammed crown, Symonds' Hotel, Brook Street, London, 12 January 1917. Inquiring about the number of seats gained by the Liberals.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 23784]

NUTT, Alfred Trubner (1856-1910). Publisher & folklorist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss [?Ethel Rolt] Wheeler, 2 facing pages 8vo, 57-59 Long Acre, 5 September 1908. Suggesting that she would do better financially if she is to publish her poems individually in magazines rather than in one volume.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23787]
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OGILVY, Eliza (1822-1912). Poet; friend of Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss ?Jewry, 2½ pages 12mo, no place, no date. Using the rain as an excuse for not having delivered books in person and explaining that she leaves immediately for Scotland.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23813]

OLPIHANT, Laurence (1829-1888). Author.
2 Autograph Letters Signed to Lady Reay, 4 pages and 1 page 8vo, New York and The Athenaeum, no date.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 21573]

OLIVER, George (1873-1961). Author; 'Oliver Onions'.
Typewritten Letter Signed ('George Oliver / ("Oliver Onions"') to W K Calvert, 1 page 4to, Yew Gate, Fair Mile, Henley-on-Thames, 16 November 1923. Explaining that he is currently more concerned with peace in our time than with new work and thanking Calvert for his and the Daily Graphic's share in advancing the cause.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 8144]

OLIVER, George (1782-1867). Topographer & writer on freemasonry.
Autograph Letter Signed to Davies, 1 page 8vo, no place, 10 February 1851. Requesting that sheets be 'fitted up as you did last year'.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23834]

OLLIVANT, Joseph Earle (1839-1918). Poet & Anglican clergyman.
Autograph Letter Signed to Wagner, 4 pages 8vo, 35 Richmond Road Mansions, Earls Court, 24 November 1896. Declining the invitation to a meeting and promising to try to find a bookplate, happily declaring, in a postscript, that he had found it.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23841]

OMAN, Sir Charles William Chadwick (1860-1946). Historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to Price Gordon, 1 page 8vo on embossed writing paper of the House of Commons, 28 March 1919. Reporting that he has 'ordered' the Imperial War Musuem and the Codrington Library to buy Price Gordon's 'invaluable Chronicle of the Crusade'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23839]

OMAN, Sir Charles William Chadwick (1860-1946). Historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 4to, All Souls College, 27 January 1912. Dispensing advice about books to read in preparation for a scholarship examination ('If you could find time to skim over two of the more important chapters of Gibbon it would be useful - but the whole book is too big').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23842]

OPENSHAW, Mary (1876-1928). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to the publisher's reader [William Hugh] Chesson, 2 pages 8vo (note of identification at the head), The Swan, Streatley, 25 May no year. Conveying her appreciation of Chesson's offer to read her novel The Loser Pays ('I am sure you have more books sent you than you can conveniently get through').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23865]

OPPENHEIM, Edward Phillips (1866-1946). Novelist.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Miss Marshall at the New York Times, ½-page 4to, The Golf Hotel, Hyères, France, 24 February 1914. Promising to send her 'such particulars as you ask from time to time', and declaring that he is in France writing a story 'for one of your great American Magazines'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23868]

O'RIORDAN, Conal (1874-1948). Writer & actor; director of the Abbey Theatre.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Henry', 2 pages 4to (file holes), 106 Meadvale Road, 8 February 1922. A rambling letter written at 5.00 a.m. ('Rising betimes to give my six months old son his bottle'), discoursing on his own foibles, his exhaustion, his fortitude, and the publication of his latest Adam book.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 24022]

O'RIORDAN, Conal (1874-1948). Writer & actor; director of the Abbey Theatre.
Autograph Letter Signed on a letter card to Lewis Melville Benjamin (1874-1932, author and actor), 106 Meadvale Road, 17 February 1928. Cancelling an appointment on the grounds that his water supply was gone and his house flooded ('I'm sorry, as I'd like to hear Vane's spiel and drink some more of that nice China tea').
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 24023]

ORLOFF, Prince Nikolai (1827-1885). Russian diplomat & author.
Autograph Letter Signed in French to M. ?Opeteheyiff, 1 page 8vo on monogrammed paper (blind stamp, small chip from left hand edge), 27 February 1878. Sending an invitation to a ball (no longer present).
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 24030]

ORR, Alexandra Sutherland (1828-1903). Biographer of Robert Browning; sister of Lord Leighton.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Bethill, 1½ pages 8vo, 88 Marina, St Leonards on Sea, 13 May 1891. Expressing disappoinment at missing her.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24034]

O'SULLIVAN, Seumus (1879-1958). Pen name for James Sullivan Starkey, Irish writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Wilson, 1 page 8vo (traces of mounting on the reverse), Dublin, 10 March 1919. Giving his permission for her to reprint his work in her anthology.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 24067]

OTTLEY, William Young (1771-1836). Writer on art & amateur artist.
Autograph Letter Signed to the numismatist Frederic Madden at the British Museum, on a small piece ca 70 x 225 mm (3 x 9 inches), 31 Devonshire Street, 10 October 1831. Introducing John Campbell who wishes to view the King's Library rooms before his return to Paris. A note at the foot identifies Ottley as the author of The History of Engravings.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 24069]

OWEN, (Humphrey) Frank (1905-1979). Newspaper editor.
Signature on a broadside containing the bill of fare for the Wig and Pen Club in the Strand, 4 pages folio, 9 March 1960. Signed also by 7 others.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 24181]

OXENFORD, Edward Songwriter and translator of libretti.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs José Royce, 4 pages 8vo (evidence of former mounting in the margin of the last page), 9 Elm Grove, Cricklewood, 5 May 1898. Sending his latest lyrics '& hope to be so fortunate as to include some which you may deem worthy of a musical setting', offering favourable rates for the copyright, and mentioning that two of his songs have just been published.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 24188]

OXENFORD, John (1812-1877). Playwright & translator.
Autograph Letter Signed to Messrs Routledge & Co, 1 page 8vo on black-edged paper with envelope with penny red, 16 John Street, 'Thursday' no date (postmarked 18 November 1858). Thanking them for the 'very handsome present'.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 24190]

OXENHAM, John (1852-1941). Journalist, novelist & poet.
Autograph poem signed, 5 lines on one side of a correspondence card, dated 6 April 1904.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24191]
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PAGE, Gertrude (1872-1922). Writer.
Autograph sentiment signed, 1 page 8vo (oblong) on card, November 1921.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24203]

PAGET, Stephen (1855-1926). Writer & pro-vivisection campaigner.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo on writing paper of the Research Defence Society, 21 August 1908. Asking for his letter to be published. A note in another hand indicates that it was rejected.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24228]

PALGRAVE, Francis Turner (1824-1897). Poet and critic.
Autograph Letter Signed to Cecil [Alderson], 2 pages 8vo, 15 Chester Terrace, Regent's Park, 26 June no year. Accepting an invitation to Peterborough, and suggesting that, as he has a College dinner at Oxford the next day, he come and stay for the weekend, the last chance he will have to see Alderson for the remainder of the summer.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 7637]

PALGRAVE, Francis Turner (1824-1897). Poet & critic.
Autograph Letter Signed to (?Sir Henry Maxwell) Lyte, 2½ pages 8vo, 15 Chester Terrace, Regent's Park, 16 February 1888. Introducing and recommending Count Ugo Balzani, 'a Roman gentleman who is a genuine worker in the historico-antiquarian kingdom, over one province of which you preside'.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24306]

PANIZZI, Sir Anthony (1797-1879). Librarian of the British Museum.
Autograph Letter (third person) to the bookseller James Bohn, 2 pages 12mo, British Museum, 3 February no year. Returning some books which, he feels 'would not, in Mr Panizzi's opinion suit the Trustees on the terms at which are are offered'.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 25995]

PANIZZI, Sir Anthony (1797-1879). Librarian of the British Museum.
Letter Signed to Dr A. Prior, 1 page 8vo (a blue seal of the British Museum affixed to the head), British Museum, 17 January 1861. Promising to give Prior's suggestions his full attention.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 24316]

PARDOE, Julia (1806-1862). Author.
Autograph Letter Signed to the printseller [Dominic] Colnaghi, 1 page 8vo with address-leaf, no place, no date. Apologising for causing so much trouble, and adding that 'Miss Kearsley and the Portrait are just arrived'.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 21291]

PARDOE, Julia (1806-1862). Author.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Dear Sir'), 1 page 12mo (two corners torn away, traces of mounting of the reverse), 63 Chester Square, 11 September, no year. Agreeing to cooperate.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 21294]

PARK, John (1804-1865). Divine, poet and composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to William Tullock at St Mary's College, 1 page 8vo (evidence of former mounting), 4 Hope Street, 29 December 1862. Sending a box of cigars, noting that 'I know you are a smoker - from necessity too, & not of choice'.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 24366]

PARKER, Sir Gilbert, Baronet (1862-1932). Author and politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to J.H. Balfour Brown, 2 facing pages 8vo, 20 Carlton House Terrace, 30 March 1904. Noting that his address at Oxford will dwell upon 'the preferential side of the Fiscal question more than upon the taxation of foreign manufactured goods and the question of dumping'.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 24372]

PARKER, Sir Gilbert, Baronet (1862-1932). Author and politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 facing pages 8vo (traces of former mounting), 20 Carlton House Terrace, 26 June 1903. Requesting coverage of his speech which will test the Unionist opinions of Mr Chamberlain's proposals.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24370]

PARKER, Sir Gilbert, Baronet (1862-1932). Author and politician.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Miss Carter, 1 page 4to, 20 Carlton House Terrace, 26 May 1910. Crying off Lady Parker's attendance at 'Buds' entertainment' on the grounds that it is too soon after the funeral of Edward VII and explaining that he has cancelled many of his own engagements as well.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24371]

PARKER, John William (1792-1870). Publisher & printer.
Autograph Letter Signed to P.W. Elen, 2½ pages 12mo with envelope (stamp excised, writing faint), no place, postmarked 22 December 1847. Making an appointment to meet ('I believe you'll find that I shall somewhat improve upon acquaintance').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24375]

PARKER, Louis Napoloen (1852-1944). Musician, playwright, and inventor of pageants.
Autograph Letter Signed to Robert Barr, 3 pages folio, Pageant House, Bury St Edmunds, 25 June 1907. A lengthy diatribe refuting Barr's less-than-flattering observations about the Bury St Edmunds pageant, insisting that it involved no professionals and no profit was made.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 26352]

PARKER, Louis Napoloen (1852-1944). Musician, playwright, and inventor of pageants.
Autograph Letter Signed to Neote, 2 facing pages 8vo, 7 Beaumont Crescent, West Kensington, 19 May 1893. Promising to place himself 'at the disposal of the Figaro for which, as I told you, I have a long standing friendship'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24378]

PARR, Samuel (1747-1825). Pedagogue.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo (oblong) on the reverse of part of an address-leaf, no place, 5 October 1817. In his characteristic scratchy (and largely illegible) hand, he appears to be refusing to counsel his correspondent's brother because he has been engaged to give a commendation to someone with whom he has been long acquainted.
£120 / $150 / €140 [No: 7841]

PARR, Louisa Sarah Ann (1848?-1903). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Fraser Rae, 2 pages 8vo on black-edged paper, 18 Upper Phillimore Place, 3 September 1902. A grim letter of sympathy, designed more to depress than to soothe.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 24399]

PARTRIDGE, Eric Honeywood (1894-1979). Lexicographer & etymologist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Theodore Brun, 1 page 8vo on a letter-card with integral address, no place, 19 July 1950. Accepting Brun's list and agreeing to use it in a second edition ('You're a useful man to know!').
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 24423]

PATCH, Blanche Secretary and biographer of George Bernard Shaw.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Downs, 2 pages 8vo (oblong), 4 Whitehall Court, 6 January 1936. Questioning her ability to give a 'message' to newly-qualified secretaries, but giving one nonetheless.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 24469]

PATMORE, Coventry (1823-1896). Poet.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lady Simson, 1 page 8vo on writing paper of the Tavistock Hotel, 'Friday', no date. Accepting an invitation to dine.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 24426]

PATMORE, Coventry (1823-1896). Poet.
Signature ('C. Patmore') and subscription from a letter, no date.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22507]

PATMORE, Coventry (1823-1896). Poet.
Bold signature ('Coventry K. Patmore') on paper, evidently an early example.
£28 / $35 / €32 [No: 4638]

PATON, Alan Stewart (1903-1988). Writer, educationist, & politician.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Miss [?Tina May] Godward on a blue aerogram, Natal, South Africa, 27 February 1978. Dismissing her request to list his likes and dislikes.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 24429]

PAUL, Herbert Woodfield (1853-1935). Author & politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Blunt, 1 page 8vo, 46 Cheyne Walk, 7 May 1898. Explaining that his wife has gone to Aix for a month leaving him in charge of looking after the 'poor little boy' and offering to do so ('It is a heartbreaking case').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24451]

PAUL, (Charles) Kegan (1828-1902). Publisher & author.
Autograph Letter Signed to Simeon, 2 pages 8vo, The Mount, Alderley, Wotton under Edge, 10 August 1887. Offering to look at the French book that Simeon wishes to translate for publication, but holding out little hope of it being suitable.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 24452]

PAYN, James (1830-1898). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to [indecipherable], 1 page 8vo, no place, no date. Sending 5 pages, and asking for two copies to be sent him by post.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 21562]

PEACH, Lawrence du Garde (1890-1974). Author and playwright.
Typewritten Letter Signed to John Baxter of British National Films Ltd, 1 page 4to, Foolow, Eyam, Sheffield, 4 May 1943. Suggesting that a new play of his, a comedy about the Home Guard and Civil Defence, would make 'an admirable star vehicle for either Will Hay or Robb Wilton'.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 24472]

PEACH, Lawrence du Garde (1890-1974). Author and playwright.
Autograph Letter Signed (initials) to Simons, 2 pages 8vo (slightly browned), Foolow, Eyam, Sheffield, 2 January 1948. Reporting on a serious eye condition that will prevent his being able to produce Duet at Sheffield.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24471]

PEACOCK, Edward (1831-1915). Antiquarian & novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Dr Needham, 4 pages 8vo, Bottesford Manor, Brigg, 10 July 1871. Railing against the evils of drink.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24473]

PEARSON, Hesketh
2 Typewritten Letters Signed, 2 pages 4to, 1963
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0684]

PELLEY, William Dudley (1890-1965). American extremist & spiritualist.
Typewritten Letter Signed to the British psychologist and occultist, Meredith Starr, 1 page 4to on writing paper of the Galahad Press, New York, 28 August 1931. Thanking Starr for his invitation and enthusiastically accepting it ('when I can find it possible to do so').
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24496]

PEMBERTON, (Thomas) Edgar (1849-1905). Biographer of the stage & novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Scott, 2 facing pages 8vo, 2 Norfolk Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, 13 October 1891. Seeking confirmation of information about Robertson.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24503]

PEMBERTON, Max (1863-1950). Mystery writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to C.M. Turner, 1 page 4to, 1 Aberdare Gardens, West Hampstead, 5 June 1895. Sending a 'rather ordinary sort of story' as an introduction to the series and promising that subsequent stories will be 'stronger & more exciting'.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 24502]

PENN, John (1760-1834). Writer; grandson of the founder of Pennsylvania.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1½ pages 4to, Spring Gardens, 21 June 1824. Lauding a book ('so interesting a kind of work, beginning as it does wit the victory of Lord Howe, & concluding with the crown of our national labors in the success of Waterloo'.).
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 24506]

PEPYS, Samuel (1633-1703). Diarist.
Letter Signed, to the clerk of the cheque at Chatham, 1 page folio, 30 April 1667, with a further document on the reverse also signed by Pepys, 27 April 1667. The letter instructs the clerk to receive a consignment of timber (as described in the contract overleaf) from Mr John Mason. Signed also by Brouncker, William Penn (jnr.) and John Hervey.
£2500 / $3125 / €2925 [No: 26547]

PEPYS, William Weller, 1st baronet (1740-1825). Writer and literary scholar.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('My dear Madam'), 1 page 8vo, 20 May no year.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24711]

PETIT-SENN, Jean Antoine (1792-1870). Poet & satirist.
Autograph Letter Signed in French to Messieurs Jullien frèresin Geneva, 1 page 12mo with integral address-leaf, postmarked Chène, 12 January 1857. Amusingly and modestly asking for an account of his sales.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24570]

PHILLIPS, Thomas (1770-1845). Portrait painter.
Two Autograph Letters Signed to Phipson and an unnamed correspondent (probably the same), in all 5½ pages 4to with one integral address-leaf, Hagley Hall and 8 George Street, 1830 and 1832. Complying with Phipson's request to paint a portrait of Mr F. Smith, and setting down his rates. The second letter explains that the unrest in Birmingham had caused him to delay and has also limited the success of his exhibition.
£135 / $168 / €157 [No: 25671]

PHILLPOTTS, Eden (1862-1960). Poet, playwright and novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Leighton, 2 facing 8vo pages (traces of former mounting on the second page), The Costebelle Hotels, Hyères, 16 March 1904. Accepting with pleasure the invitation to a dinner at the Whitefriars Club in honour of [?Maurice] Hewlett.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 24625]

PHILLPOTTS, Eden (1862-1960). Poet, playwright and novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Layard, 1½ facing pages 8vo (very slight stains), on writing paper of Black and White, 1 November 1898. Inviting Layard to bring some rough sketches and chat about his work ('Your last design has been well thought of & I doubt not you have plenty of good ideas up your sleeve').
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 24626]

PINERO, Sir Arthur Wing (1855-1934). Playwright.
Postcard-sized photograph Signed in ink in white space at the foot, three-quarters view of the plawright in his study leading against the mantlepiece.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 5977]

PINERO, Sir Arthur Wing (1855-1934). Playwright.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Monsieur Walther, 1 page 4to, 63 Hamilton Terrace, 7 May 1894. Making arrangements for a visit by himself, Mrs Pinero and her maid ('I want a large double-bedded room and a smaller room adjoining it for my own use to dress and write in').
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 24645]

PLANTA, Joseph (1744-1827). Librarian.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Gentlemen'), 1½ pages 8vo, no place, 13 April no year. Sending a note (no longer enclosed) introducing his corresondents to his son in Paris.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24665]

PLAYFAIR, James (1738-1819). Church of Scotland minister and writer on geography.
Autograph Letter Signed to George Chalmers in the Office for trade, Whitehall, 1 page 4to with address-leaf, Meigle, 28 March 1799. Offering to help Chalmers in 'your present important undertaking', reporting on the presbytery records of the name 'Tealing', and discoursing on the local climate and geology.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 24721]

PLAYFAIR, James (1738-1819). Church of Scotland minister and writer on geography.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Gentlemen'), 1 page 4to, St Andrews, 28 October 1809. Sending 'a few copies of my Proposals to your care', offering to send more if required, and soliciting their 'influence & friendly aid'.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 24733]

POCOCK, Isaac Innes (1782-1835). Playwright & painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to Tayleure, ½-page 4to (upright) with integral address-leaf (with Tayleure's name only), no place, no date [watermark 1810]. Advising the actor Tayleure on how to play Neporello ('You did yourself and my Piece so much credit in Karl that I think it but Justice to lend you every assistance in my power').
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24820]

POLLOCK, Walter Herries (1850-1926). Writer, poet, lecturer & journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to White, 4 pages 8vo on writing paper of the Athenaeum, 23 January 1895. Indicating that Sala had beaten him to the announcement of an impending Dictionary of the Theatre and suggesting a quick prospectus be issued to warn others off.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 24829]

PORTER, Jane (1776-1850). Novelist.
Poem signed, 1 page 8vo, no place, 23 March 1847. The poem, 'Divine comfort in the Christians last hour', is dedicated to 'Miss FitzMaurice at Cheltenham'. A note at the head reads 'Stall' above a crossed-out note 'Bazaar' indicating perhaps that it was a fund-raising offering.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 24888]

POSTGATE, Raymond William (1896-1971). Journalist & writer on food & wine.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo on writing paper of The Good Food Club, Office of the President, as from Menton, 19 February 1957. Sending his autograph ('you are certainly very welcome to it').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24997]

POTTER, George (1832-1893). Trade unionist and journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo on writing paper of The Bee-Hive Newspaper (the trade union journal founded by Potter), 27 December 186 (last digit missing). Clarifying the position with regard to payment for carriages.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 25003]

POTTER, Stephen Meredith (1900-1969). Writer & radio producer.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Albert Fenton, ½-page 4to, 23 Hamilton Terrace, 14 November 1962.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 25001]

POTTLE, Frederick A. (1897-1987). American scholar; authority on James Boswell.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Phillimore & Co. in Chancery Lane, 1 page 4to, Yale University, Department of English, 24 June 1940. Sending thanks for the priced catalogue of marriage registers ('I have just turned this over to Yale Library, and have asked them to attempt to fill in any gaps'), and ordering a book on genealogy.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 25004]

POWELL, Anthony (1905-2000). Novelist.
2 brief Typewritten Letters Signed to the writer and novelist Gilbert Phelps, 2 pages 4to, Somerset, 12 and 18 May 1970. Making arrangements for a broadcast by the BBC, either at Bush House or at his home in Somerset.
£150 / $187 / €175 [No: 2287]

POWELL, Anthony Dymoke (1905-2000). Writer.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Stanley Jones, 1 page 4to, The Chantry, Frome, Somerset, 10 September 1975. Thanking Jones for his complimentary letter and apologising for the briefness of his reply 'owing to the publication of the last one in my novel sequence'.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 26170]

POWELL, (Elizabeth) Dilys (1905-1995). Film critic.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Wigner, 1 page 8vo on writing paper of the Sunday Times, 24 February 1969. Giving multiple reasons why she will be unable to accept the invitation to speak to the Ramsgate Arts Society.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 25015]

PRAED, Winthrop Mackworth (1802-1839). Poet & politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Thomas Marshall, 2½ pages 8vo with integral address-leaf and remains of a red wax seal, Eton, 22 June no year [postmarked 1826]. Inviting Marshall to a cricket match against Uxbridge. Praed was, at this time, private tutor to Lord Bruce at Eton.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 25042]

PRATT, Samuel Jackson (1749-1814). Writer & actor; pseudonym Courtney Melmoth.
Autograph Letter Signed [to Sir Martin Archer Shee, 1769-1850, portrait painter and writer], 2 pages 8vo (slightly ragged at the bottom), no place, no date. Praising his Elements ('I should be happy to receive your work ... well satisfied it will prove an agreeable companion in a poste chaise; and what is far better, an interesing friend in the Closet').
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 25088]

PRICE, (Lilian) Nancy Bache (1880-1970). Actress & author.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Miss Lamb, 1 page 4to, 5 Endsleigh Place, 1 May 1939. Inviting Miss Lamb to attend a rehearsal at her flat ('We have a new boy and a new Renny and I expect you yourself will want to look at your own part').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 25097]

PRIDEAUX, Sarah Treverbian (1853-1933). Bookbinder & author.
Autograph Letter Signed to Norman, 3 pages 8vo (laid down on card) with a note from the recipient at the end, 37 Norfolk Square, Hyde Park, 1 October 1903. Inviting Norman to visit her to see her work. The note at the foot indicates that Norman duly called, bought a specimen of her work and received a list of the books she had bound.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 25107]

PRIESTLEY, John Boynton (1894-1984). Novelist, critic and playwright.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Frank Staff, 1 page 8vo, 3 The Grove, Highgate Village, 13 December 1938. Accepting his proposed membership of the Magic Circle.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 25109]

PRIOR, Sir James (1790-1869). Writer, son of Matthew Prior.
Autograph Letter Signed to Edward Magrath, 1 page 8vo with integral address-leaf and red wax seal (traces of former mounting on the back), no place, 3 August 1832. Requesting directions of the 'Lodgings at Hastings'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 25113]

PRITCHETT, V.S. (1900-1997). Writer and critic.
Autograph Letter Signed to Jack Vaughan, 1 page 8vo with envelope, 12 Regents Park Terrace, 17 July 1972, together with an inscribed and signed photograph. Thanking Vaughan for his long-standing praise.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 25128]

PROCTER, Bryan Waller (1787-1874). Poet and lawyer. 'Barry Cornwall'.
Three Autograph Letters Signed ('B.W. Procter') to Laman Blanchard (1820-1889, writer), 5 pages 8vo (one written horizontally) with addresses (delivered by hand), 1839 where dated
£450 / $562 / €526 [No: 25514]

PROTHERO, Sir George Walter (1848-1922). Historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to Capper, 2 pages 12mo, 24 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, 4 February 1905. Praising Capper for his support on behalf of the Advanced History Teaching Fund ('if there is any life in the project, the treatment of it in the Times should enable us to go on').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 25204]

PROWSE, William Jeffery (1836-1870). Humorist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Clarke, 1 page 8vo (typewritten note of identification at the head), 4 Guildford Street, Russell Square, 3 November 1865. A gratifyingly humourous letter requesting seats for Don Giovanni.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 25205]

PUDNEY, John Sleigh (1909-1977). Poet & journalist.
Typewritten Letter Signed ('John Pudney S[quadron] L[eader']) to fellow poet John Bayliss, 1 page 8vo on squared paper, Bank House, Chipstead, Sevenoaks, 8 October 1944. Outlining his and Harry Treece's plans for a 'possible AIR FORCE POETRY No. 2' and requesting permission to include the Epilogue from Bayliss's The White Knight.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 25521]

PUGH, Edwin William (1874-1930). Novelist, short-story writer & critic.
Brief and amusing Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Grimsdale, 1 page 8vo, 5 Hugo Road, Tufnell Park, 14 September 1904.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 25522]

PURCELL, Edmund Sheridan (1823-1899). Journalist & biographer.
Autograph Letter Signed to [the editor of the Northern Figaro], 3 pages 8vo, 1 South Parade, South Kensington, 14 March 1896. Declining to send a photograph ('as I am only the biographer, and because I think the portrait of my hero, Cardinal Manning ought along to have such a place of honour').
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 25529]

PUSELEY, Daniel [pseud. Frank Foster] (1814-1882). Writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Messrs Sewell Hubbard & Bacon (linen drapers), 1½ pages 8vo, 21 Rochester Road, 20 January 1860. Eliciting information about the business for inclusion in his forthcoming 'Work of Reference' (The Commercial Companion for the United Kingdom).
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 25530]

PUSEY, Edward Bouverie (1800-1882). Tractarian divine.
Autograph Letter (third person), perhaps a draft, to the publisher [?Francis] Rivington, 1 page 8vo (laid down), 35 Grosvenor Square, no date. Sending part of the manuscript of his 'Enquiry' and discussing details of the publication. The letter is undated but the beginning of the watermark '182[]' is evident.
£110 / $137 / €128 [No: 22499]

PUSEY, Edward Bouverie (1800-1882). Tractarian divine.
Autograph Letter Signed to Jacobson, 1 page 16mo (laid down), no place, no date. Apologising for misjudging the whereabouts of a paper on the population of Whitwood.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 4803]
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QUEENSBERRY, Catherine Douglas, duchess (1701-1777). Literary patron.
Autograph Letter Signed to Stephen Fox, recipient's name mostly missing from the integral address-leaf, 1 page 8vo, remains of a red wax seal, London, 22 July 1770. Rather worn with old repairs and tears in the folds. Assuring her correspondent of her good intentions towards 'our ready inclination to agree to yr exceeding reasonable request', and sending her respects to Lady Mary.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 26515]

QUILLER-COUCH, Sir Arthur Thomas (1863-1944). Man of letters.
Autograph Letter Signed to E. Stanley Jones, 1 page 8vo, The Haven, Fowey, 20 September 1929. Giving details of his work on a collection of poetry, published by Oxford University Press.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 26531]

QUIN, Michael Joseph (1796-1843). Journalist & travel writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to C[yrus?] Redding, 1 page 8vo (laid down on the remains of an album leaf), 10 Gray's Inn Place, 14 February 1832. Soliciting support for J.W. Lambert, his candidate for Literary Union membership.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 25538]
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RADCLIFFE, Frederick Peter Delmé (1804-1875). Sportsman and author.
Autograph Letter Signed to G.H. Ward, 1 page 4to (repair to fold), Cowes, 25 June 1839. Sending a copy of his The Noble Science, his book on hunting, for the Northwood Park library.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 25541]

RAINE, Kathleen Jessie (1908-2003). Poet & literary scholar.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lady Tweedsmuir (Susan Buchan), 2 pages 4to (small stain, perhaps of coffee), c/o Miss [Helen] Sutherland, Cockley Moor, 11 January no year. Praising Lady Tweedsmuir's Victorian novels.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 25556]

RALSTON, William Ralston Shedden- (1828-1889). Librarian, folklorist & Russian scholar.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Jones, 1 page 8vo (newspaper cutting, presumably a death notice, at the top), Bedford Square, 30 December 1873. Introducing W.A White who 'knows Russia and Poland well' and wishes to meet Sir Charles Dilke, requesting that a card be sent.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 25642]

RATCLIFFE, Dorothy Una (1887-1967). Poet.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Wollman, 1 page 4to, Nairobi ('on Safari'), 10 February 1934. Congratulating her on 'getting MacMillan as your publisher for the Anthology', and asking for copies when published.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 25733]

READE, Charles (1814-1884). Novelist and dramatist.
Brief Autograph Letter Signed ('Reade') to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo (ink blot, no doubt original, second blank leaf missing), 2 Albert Terrace, no date.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 25817]

READE, Charles (1814-1884). Novelist and dramatist.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Charles') to 'Dear Arthur', 1 page 8vo (oblong) on black-edged paper, 19 Albert Gate, Knightsbridge, 10 June no year. Promising to spend a day at Ippesdene, though his next outing will be to Margate.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 25984]

REDDING, Cyrus (1785-1870). Journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to the author Miss [Mary Grace Susan] Crumpe, 1 page 8vo, Hill Road, St Johns Wood, 5 December 1858. Explaining that the verses he had used had been given to him by the poet as written by himself and that he would ensure that the error would be rectified in published articles.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 25821]

REDGROVE, Peter William (1932-2003). Poet & novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to [?Stephen] Spender, 1 page 4to, 92 Grove Park Terrace, Chiswick, 2 February 1960. Sending a copy of The Collector (his first published book of poems) 'as a token of thanks for helping to bring it into being'.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 25955]

RIDGE, William Pett (1859-1930). Novelist & short story writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to James Milne, 1 page 8vo, on writing paper of the Garrick Club, 11 August no year, together with an autograph manuscript, 2 pages folio. The first sheet of the manuscript with a 'repair' in adhesive tape to the central fold. Sending notes which he hopes 'may be useful'.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 26518]

REICH, Emil (1854-1910). Historian.
Autograph statement, 1 page 8vo on his writing paper at 33 St Luke's Road, 9 August 1910. An apologia for capital punishment.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 25962]

RHYS, Jean (1890-1979). Writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to David Adams, 1 page 8vo with envelope, Landboat Bungalow, Cheriton Fitzpaine, Crediton, 27 February 1975. Thanking Adams for his appreciation of her work and offering to sign his books if he sends them to her.
£110 / $137 / €128 [No: 26141]

[ROBINSON, William] (1838-1935). Author & gardener.
Letter (secretarial signature) to Shackle, 1 page 8vo, on writing paper of The Garden, 16 February 1899. Attempting to elicit Miss Cady's address.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6781]

ROGET, Peter Mark (1779-1869). Physician & Savant; published Roget's Thesaurus.
Autograph Letter Signed to Dr Sharpey (presumably the physiologist William Sharpey, 1802-1880), 3 pages 8vo, 18 Upper bedford Place, 4 May 1846. Advising Sharpey not to hasten into print in the 'Lancet' in the matter of a dispute.
£175 / $218 / €204 [No: 20994]

ROMAINS, Jules (1885-1972). French writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo (oblong), Paris, 12 December 1926. Giving permission, presumably for publication, and asking his correspondent to contact his publisher.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 20258]

ROSCOE, William (1753-1831) Historian and patron of the arts.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent (apparently a fellow collector), 2 pages 4to, no place, no date. Returning [Antonio] Canova's letter ('of which I made a translation') and discussing Reveley's notices ('rather too short & not sufficiently discriminative of the different merits of the masters').
£185 / $231 / €216 [No: 24859]

ROSSETTI, Gabriele Pasquale Giuseppe (1783-1854). Father of Dante Gabriel, Christina and Michael Rossetti.
Amusing and affectionate Autograph Letter Signed (in Italian) to Bartolommeo Gamba in Venice, 2 pages 8vo with address-leaf, Trieste,20 November 1831.
£425 / $531 / €497 [No: 25589]

RUSHOUT, The Hon. Anne (1768-1849). Artist, diarist, botanist and poet.
'MANUSCRIPTS / collected by the / Hon. Anne Rushout', 1 vol. 4to, half-calf, worn but intact, with gilt-lettered leather label to the upper cover. A collection of some 150 separate pieces, in English and French, neatly attached to pages of good quality paper, in a variety of different hands and dating mainly from ca 1780 to 1824.
£550 / $687 / €643 [No: 26560]

RUSKIN, John (1819-1900). Author, artist & social reformer.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Lady Louis', 1 page 8vo (laid down on the remains of an album leaf), c/o of Mrs Raven, Coniston, Ambleside, 3 June 1887. Reporting the safe receipt of the 'silver work' which he finds lovely, asking for the price, and sending 'dear love to my sweetheart'.
£475 / $593 / €555 [No: 26543]

RUSKIN, John (1819-1900). Author, artist & social reformer.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Dear Mr Roberts', 1 page 8vo on grey paper (rather soiled and laid down on mounting board), Sandgate, no date (ca. 1887) Asking him to pay a visit and 'again to tell me things new and old of the art you love?', adding that 'I'll be in, at any rate, at 12 tomorrow and Monday'.
£450 / $562 / €526 [No: 26540]

RUSSELL, Sir William Howard (1820-1907). War correspondent.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo on dark blue paper with integral blank, Braemar, 27 September 1865. Asking whether he had received a photograph and stamps sent three weeks previously.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 24339]
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SACKVILLE-WEST, Edward, 5th baron (1901-1965). Novelist & music critic.
Typewritten Letter Signed with autogaph additions to Miss Bartlett, 1 page 4to, Long Crichel House, 13 March 1947. Asking her to compare an original volume of De Quincey's work with a subsequent edition and to send him any variances.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 26216]

SACKVILLE, Lady Margaret (1881-1963). Poet & children's writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Barr, 1 page 8vo, 17 Eaton Place, 4 December 1906. Sending 'the motor-tickets' and promising to send 'the fairy story book' shortly.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 26215]

SAINTSBURY, George Edward Batemen (1845-1933). Literary scholar and historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to H.G. Wright of University College, Bangor, 2 pages 8vo with envelope, 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, 30 March 1921. Explaining that he had had to part with most of his books, and referring to the third volume of Caroline Poets [Minor Poets of the Caroline Period (3 vols., 1905-21)].
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 21981]

SAINTSBURY, George Edward Batemen (1845-1933). Literary scholar and historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo (laid down on the remains of an album leaf), 2 Eton Terrace, Edinburgh, 22 September 1911. A curmudgeonly refusal to lecture ('It is rather hard that a very busy man should have to write twice on the same subject').
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 26222]

SANKEY, Ira David (1840-1908). American evangelist and hymn writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to William T. Stead, then editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, 3 pages 8vo, 110 Newington Green Road, 7 June 1884.
£550 / $687 / €643 [No: 26328]

SARCEY. Francisque (1827-1899). French journalist and dramatic critic.
Autograph Letter Signed to ?Pétithan, 3 pages 8vo, [Paris], 20 January 1883. A warm letter of recommendation for Miss Bernard, an English teacher 'from a good family, honest, intelligent and learned'.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 25609]

SARDOU, Victorien (1831-1908). French dramatist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Gerome, 1 page 8vo, Marly, 25 June 1874. Recommending 'le jeune Antonin Marmontel' for the examination at the end of the month, and promising to call on his correspondent soon.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 25608]

SAUNDERS, Thomas Bailey (1860-1928). Author; translator of Schopenhauer & Harnack.
Autograph Letter Signed to Silvanus Thompson (1851-1916, professor of physics), 2 pages 8vo, Fern Lodge, Eastbourne, 21 September 1909. Thanking Thompson for a catalogue, commiserating with him on missing an appointment (the professorship of physics at the Finsbury College of the City and Guilds of London Technical Institute, to succeed William Ayrton).
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 26242]

SCHLESINGER, Arthur M. jnr. (1917-2007). American historian and social critic.
Typewritten Letter Signed to the artist Nicolas Bentley, 1 page 8vo, Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton, 17 August 1966. Thanking Bentley for his kindness to Schlesinger's mother when she was in London, and telling him of her delight at meeting 'the artist of Eliot's cats!'.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 26274]

SCHORN, Ludwig von (1793-1842). German historian.
Autograph Letter Signed in English to an unnamed correspondent ('My dear Sir'), 1 page 8vo, 28 Surrey Street, 20 June 1826. Accepting an invitation to Greenwich on his own behalf and that of (?Carl Friedrich Phillipp von) Martius.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 26269]

SCHULTENS, Hendrik Albert (1749-1793). Dutch linguist.
Conclusion of an Autograph Letter Signed in French to an unnamed correspondent, ½-page 4to (irregularly cut out), Leyden, 10 February 1786. Complaining that he had not received a work by Norborg. Together with a French autograph dealer's slip indicating that the note had come the from the Scholl sale.
£42 / $52 / €49 [No: 26276]

SCOTT, Charles Prestwick (1846-1932). Proprietor & editor of the Manchester Guardian.
Autograph Letter Signed to Nicol Dunn, 1 page 8vo on writing paper of The Manchester Guardian (hole in blank space, probably a pin-hole), 21 April 1909. Agreeing to join Dunn and Mr Hutton on a visit to the Lord Mayor although 'Donald said nothing to me' about it.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 26288]

SCOTT, Clement William (1841-1904). Dramatic critic.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Dear and Clever Author', 1 page 4to (splits in the folds), Woburn Square, 'Tuesday' no date. Compaining of an attack of rheumatism ('The brain is all right but the legs "dicky"'), and declaring himself 'as you will see by tonight's Echo, on the warpath again in a good cause'.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 7939]

SCOTT, Geoffrey (1884-1929). Writer & architect.
Autograph Letter Signed in pencil to Wilson, 1½ pages 8vo, address (11 Titchfield Terrace, Regent's Park) crossed out, no place, no date. Asking Wilson to acquire an early edition of Vanity Fair for his friend, the Marchesa Della Gandera.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 26290]

SCOTT, John William Robertson (1866-1962). Journalist.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Miss J Hughes, 1 page 8vo (oblong), on writing paper of The Countryman, 13 May 1946. Declining to print her piece on the invasion of chimneys by jackdaws on the grounds of inadequate paper supplies.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 26296]

SCOTT, Sir Walter (1771-1832). Novelist & poet.
Autograph Letter Signed to Charles K[irkpatrick] Sharpe (1781-1851, artist and author), ½-page 8vo with address and a fine impression of the black seal, no date [1818]. Inviting Sharpe to dine and to hear from the Duke of Buccleuch ('gout permitting') 'the earliest account of the opening of the Iron Chest'. Castle Street [Edinburgh].
£550 / $687 / €643 [No: 26031]

SCOTT, Sir Walter (1771-1832). Novelist & poet.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('My dear Sir'), 1 page 8vo (small tear in right hand margin and tape stain from old repair), Jermyn Street [London], no date. Re-arranging his London plans.
£350 / $437 / €409 [No: 25905]

SCRIBE, Augustin Eugène (1791-1861). French playwright.
Autograph Letter Signed in French to an unnamed correspondent ('Mademoiselle'), 1 page 8vo, no place, 26 November, no year. Informing her that a post has been created for a surveyor of young girls' allowances, congratulating her on her recent success, and saying how happy he was to have been able to help her.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 0268]

SCRIBE, Augustin Eugène (1791-1861). French playwright.
Autograph Letter Signed in French to 'Mon cher porcher', ½ page 8vo, 29 June 1854. Explaining that he is in the country where he will remain until the first of July and that letters should not be sent to him until the 7th of July.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 21850]

SEAMAN, Sir Owen (1861-1936). Editor of 'Punch'.
Series of 4 Autograph Letters Signed and 2 Typewritten Letters Signed ('Owen Seaman' or 'O.S.'), to Hugh Chesterman, 6 pages 4to on Punch writing paper, 10 January 1928 to 14 April 1930. Concerned with work that Chesterman had sent to Punch for publication, variously suggesting alterations and accepting or rejecting submissions.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 26306]

SEAMAN, Sir Owen (1861-1936). Editor of 'Punch'.
Autograph Letter Signed 'My dear Will' [Meredith], 3 pages 8vo, Tulliemet, Ballinluic, Perthshire, 20 August no year. Extolling the beauties of the place where he is staying and boasting of his shooting prowess ('I got 24 head of game off my own bat').
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 26305]

SECCOMBE, Thomas (1866-1923). Critic and biographer, assistant editor of the DNB.
Two Typewritten Letters Signed to Bickley, 2 pages 4to, 18 Perryn Road, Acton, 27 February and 6 March 1911. Discussing Bickley's contribution and the publication of Modern Biographies.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 26324]

SEDGWICK, Anne Douglas (1873-1935). American-born British writer.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Anne de Selincourt') to Littlebury on a picture postcard showing what might be her house and garden, Far End, Kingham, Oxon, Xmas 1926. Excusing her having not replied to Littlebury's letter of a year ago and asking that he write again, promising that 'I will answer in 1927'.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 26320]

SEEBOHM, Frederic (1833-1912). Historian & banker.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1½ pages 12mo, Exton House, Queens Gardens, Brighton, 14 July 1879. Sending a cheque for two guineas and asking for a description of 'the MS in the Catalogue & also tell me Mr Thompson's opinion as to its date & authorship'.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 26321]

SEELEY, Sir John Robert (1834-1895). Historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to Professor Morley, 3 pages 8vo on black-edged paper, 43 Regent's Park road, 23 June no year [watermark 1887]. Expositing on the relative merits of two essays and, in the end, deciding to award the prize jointly.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 26322]

SETON, Ernest Thompson (1860-1946). Writer and illustrator. Chief Scout of America.
Signature with the usual sketch of a cat's paw, ca 50 x 115 mm (2 x 4½ inches).
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 7705]

SEWELL, Elizabeth Missing (1815-1906). Author.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Cubitt, 2 pages 8vo (laid down by the blank leaf), Ashcliff, 24 March 1877. Thanking her for her help and adding that she had been busy preparing candidates for Confirmation.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 20717]

SHARP, Sir Cuthbert (1781-1849). Historian
Autograph Letter Signed to C. Horn, 3 pages 4to (rough edges, seal tear, not affecting the text), no place, 6 July 1833. Thanking his correspondent for a 'most acceptable present', which seems to have been connected to the shipping industry.
£42 / $52 / €49 [No: 26475]

SHAW, George Bernard (1856-1950). Playwright.
Two questionaires submitted to Shaw in the form of letters from the Daily Mail, with annotations by Shaw, 4 pages various sizes, 5 and 20 July 1946.
£450 / $562 / €526 [No: 25903]

SHAW, Irwin (1913-1984). American writer.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Colin Huggett in Maidenhead, 1 page 4to, Klosters, Switzerland, 26 December 1973. Explaining that he has no manuscripts to give as all of his have been promised to Boston University.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 26476]

SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley (1751-1816). Playwright and politician.
Characteristic brief Autograph Letter Signed ('RBS') to an unnamed correspondent (no salutation), 1 page small 4to, 'Friday', no date.
£225 / $281 / €263 [No: 24716]

SHORTER, Clement King (1857-1926). Journalist and author.
Autograph Letter Signed and Typewritten Letter Signed to Horace Bleackley, 2 pages 4to, 'The Sphere', London, 26 June 1912 and 2 October 1923.
£42 / $52 / €49 [No: 1856]

SHORTHOUSE, Henry (1834-1903). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('My dear Sir'), 2 pages 8vo, Lansdowne, Edgbaston, 15 January 1893. Regretting that he cannot offer a story for the English illustrated and that 'I have no expectation of writing anything at the present time.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 25221]

SITWELL, Dame Edith (1887-1964). Poet and critic.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Henry] Simpson (d. 1939, founder and president of the Poets' Club), 2 pages 4to, Renishaw Hall, 5 November 1947. Graciously declining an invitation from the Poets' Club.
£175 / $218 / €204 [No: 26052]

SITWELL, Sir Osbert (1892-1969). Poet & novelist.
Early Autograph Letter Signed to 'Miss Emily', 2 pages 8vo, Wellington Barracks, 'Sunday' no date. Thanking her for birthday wishes and hoping to see her after Christmas when he is to visit Scarborough.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 26148]

SKEAT, Walter William (1835-1912). Philologist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Dear F'), 1 page 8vo, no place, 11 October 1887. Offering to 'scrape together some notes of Eng. etymology', though he claims to be 'generally resorted to in the last instance' and offering some possible examples.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 26481]

SKEFFINGTON, Sir Lumley St George, Bt (1771-1850). Fop & playwright.
Autograph Letter (third person) to Collier (probably John Payne Collier, 1789-1883, literary editor and forger), 1 page 8vo (oblong), Lambeth Road, 8 September no year. Suggesting that Collier's 'interest which he feels for the Queen's Theatre' will induce him to print an enclosed article (no longer present).
£50 / $62 / €58 [No: 26483]

SMEDLEY, Edward (1788-1836). Author.
Part of a receipt signed, in a shaky hand, 600 x 950 (ca 2½ x 3½ inches), London, 20 April 1836, with embossed 'one shilling receipt' stamp. The left hand side of the receipt, neatly torn from the whole.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4787]

SMILES, Samuel (1812-1904). Writer and social reformer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Albert Megson, 3½ pages 8vo on black-edged paper (spike hole, traces of former mounting on the last page), 4 Pembroke Gardens, 4 July 1876. Discussing he possibility of his writing a life of Thomas Wright.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 26567]

SMITH, James (1775-1839). Author and humorist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed Lady ('My dear Madam'), 3 pages 8vo, Wherstead Lodge, 'Saturday 23 Sept' no year. An elaborate explanation as to why a planned visit to her will not be possible.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 4843]

SMITH, Sydney (1771-1845). Author and wit.
Autograph Letter Signed to William Roscoe (1753-1831, historian and patron of the arts), 1 page 4to with address-leaf, 18 Orchard Street, 2 February 1808. The address is written and franked by J.W. Ward, probably John William Ward (1781-1833, politician, later earl of Dudley).
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 25350]

SMYTH, Dame Ethel Mary (1858-1944). Composer, writer and suffragist.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Dear Mr Kelly' (possibly Gerald Festus Kelly, later Sir Gerald, 1879-1972), 1½ pages 8vo (a little soiled), Coign, Hook Heath, 9 July no year. Thanking him for a work of [Robert] Bridges, and discussing setting poems to music.
£150 / $187 / €175 [No: 25351]

SMYTH, Dame Ethel Mary (1858-1944). Composer, writer and suffragist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Juliet Campbell, 3 pages 8vo with envelope, Coign, Hook Heath, Woking, postmarked 4 March 1914. Expressing support for Miss Campbell's society, with the caveat that she cannot join if membership conveys 'reprobation of the Militants'.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 26569]

SNOW, Charles Percy, Baron (1905-1980). Author and publicist.
Photograph by Mark Gerson signed on the back and dedicated to Hans Roest, dated 15 September 1964. Snow is shown seated with pen in hand and notebook before him, looking suitably intellectual and somewhat disgruntled.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 26572]

SOMERVILLE, Mary (1780-1872). Scientific writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Smyth, 1 page 8vo, no place, 'Friday' no date ('June 1848' in another hand). Thanking Mrs Smyth for the loan of books and accepting her invitation for the following Tuesday evening.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 24870]

SPENDER, Sir Stephen Harold (1909-1995). Poet and critic.
Autograph Letter Signed to Charles Robinson at Du Boulay's, ½-page 4to (oblong) with envelope, no place, no date [postmarked St John's Wood, 14 March 1950]. Thanking Robinson for his 'kind appreciation', and declaring himself to be too busy to get away for several months.
£110 / $137 / €128 [No: 26056]

SPOONER, William Archibald (1844-1930). Warden of New College; originator of the 'Spoonerism.'.
Two Autograph Letters Signed to [Luigino] Franchetti, in all 3½ pages 8vo, New College, Oxford (one from the Warden's lodgings), 26 April and 26 June 1913. Sending a stern warning that Franchetti is to 'make a solomn promise' not to lead his visiting brother astray. The second letter backtracks, congratulating Franchetti on his first and wishing him a successful musical career.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 25140]

STAEL, Madame Germaine de (1766-1817). French writer.
Early Autograph Letter (unsigned), to Monsieur Grand, 1 page 8vo with address-leaf showing slight traces of mounting, 1 October '1786'. Asking him to advance her 7000 livres and to pay from that sum the quarter's rent which is now due, adding that she hopes he has been remimbursed for the advance he made her for the horses.
£425 / $531 / €497 [No: 24936]

STANLEY, Sir Henry Morton (1841-1904). Explorer, administrator, author and journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Alfred Lyall, 2 pages 8vo (facing, small area of damage to lower left hand corner of second leaf), 2 Richmond Terrace, 22 June 1891. Declining an offer of hospitality during his visit to Canterbury, and expressing his preference for a hotel.
£350 / $437 / €409 [No: 25379]

STEDMAN, Edmund Clarence (1833-1908). American poet.
Signature and salutation ('Very sincerely yours'), dated April 1901.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 0693]

STEEL, Flora Annie (1847-1929). Writer on India and educationist.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Mary] Carmichael, 1 page 8vo, 29 Palace Gate (blind stamp), 'Saturday' no date. Thanking her for her playing the previous evening ('it was a delightful treat altogether').
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 22325]

STEEL, Flora Annie (1847-1929). Writer on India and educationist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Dear Sir'), 1 page 4to (lightly spotted here and there, not affecting the text), Courts Hill, Tenbury, 4 August no year. Asking for an appointment, citing her daughter as a reference and stating that she is 'anxious to have a second opinion on my eyes'.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 25988]

STIRLING-MAXWELL, Sir William (1818-1878). Historical writer & virtuoso.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo on black-edged House of Commons writing paper (note of identification at the head), 15 June no year. Returning a book which lacks its plates. With a newspaper obituary.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 22370]

STIRLING-MAXWELL, Sir William (1818-1878). Historical writer & virtuoso.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, Keir, Dunblane, 3 August 1876. A letter to accompany three books from 'the last lot I took away' which he is returning.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 22369]

[STOCKDALE, John] (1749?-1814). Publisher.
Autograph Letter Signed addressed to Stockdale and signed 'Corregidore', 2 pages 4to with integral address-leaf (spike-hole, folds fragile), no place, no date [watermark 1804]. An anonymous complaint of the inadequate and inaccurate treatment of the Rokeby family in the latest issue of Debrett's.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 8085]

STRICKLAND, Agnes (1796-1874). Historian and novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unidentified correspondent, 1¼ pages 12mo on decoratively embossed paper, no place, no date. Accepting an invitation, but explaining that she would have to leave early.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 3691]

STRICKLAND, Agnes (1796-1874). Historian and novelist.
Signature cut from the foot of a letter ('Ever sincerely yours / Agnes Strickland'), ca 55 x 200 mm (2 x 8 inches).
£25 / $31 / €29 [No: 6060]

SWAN, Annie Shepherd (1859-1943). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed ('A Burnett Smith') on two sides of a correspondence card to Mrs Browne, Aldersyde, Hampstead, 8 June 1897. Accepting an invitation to dine, with the proviso that she be allowed to bring a friend from Scotland who is staying with her, and explaining that her husband ('the doctor') may be too busy to attend with her.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 26575]
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TAYLOR, Bayard (1825-1878). American poet and travel writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Dear Sir'), 1 page 8vo, Kennett Square 'Penn[sylvani]a', 29 December 1866. Explaining that he had just returned form a lecture tour in New England and had only one day on which he could visit W[illia]msport.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 25451]

TAYLOR, Bayard (1825-1878). American poet and travel writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Cozzens', 1 page 8vo on lined paper with integral second leaf endorse 'November 1858?', no place, no date.
£110 / $137 / €128 [No: 25229]

TAYLOR, Tom (1817-1880). Dramatist, and editor of 'Punch'
Last three lines and signature from an Autograph Letter Signed.
£25 / $31 / €29 [No: 7872]

TENNYSON, Alfred, Lord (1809-1892). Poet Laureate.
Autograph Cheque Signed, made out by Tennyson on a sheet of 8vo writing paper. With the bank's usual cancellations to the signature and revenue stamp.
£185 / $231 / €216 [No: 2183]

TENNYSON, Alfred, Lord (1809-1892). Poet Laureate.
Cheque Signed, the text in Emily's hand, on a printed bank form. With the bank's usual pen-stroke cancellations and penny revenue stamp.
£120 / $150 / €140 [No: 0794]

TENNYSON, Alfred, Lord (1809-1892). Poet Laureate.
Cheque Signed, the text in Emily's hand, on a piece of 8vo writing-paper with one-penny revenue stamp. With the bank's usual cancellation to the signature.
£120 / $150 / €140 [No: 2033]

THACKERAY, William Makepeace (1811-1863). Novelist.
Autograph note in the third person [to the Mayor of Oxford, Richard Spiers], 1 page 16mo with blank leaf, no place, no date. Declining an invitation to the reception of the Mayor and Mayoress of Oxford.
£150 / $187 / €175 [No: 26408]

TROLLOPE, Anthony (1815-1882). Novelist.
Cheque made out and signed by Trollope on the printed form of the Union Bank of London, the signature elaborately cancelled with pen-strokes.
£350 / $437 / €409 [No: 24749]

TUPPER, Martin Farquhar (1810-1889). Author.
Signature & subscription ('Believe me Dear Aunt / Your affectionate nephew') cut from the foot of a letter and laid down, ca 65 x 110 mm (2½ x 4¼ inches).
£12 / $15 / €14 [No: 5563]
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UNRUH, Fritz von (1885-1970). German Expressionist dramatist, poet & novelist.
Three Autograph Letters Signed in German to von Rosenberg, in all 3 pages 4to, all with envelopes, 1 January and 24 August 1918, where dated Accepting and declining an invitation and agreeing to write a dedication in a book.
£150 / $187 / €175 [No: 24437]
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VIERECK, George Sylvester (1884-1962). German-American poet and writer.
Autograph Manuscript of a long poem in German, six pages 4to (one a little tattered), with an accompanying Autograph Letter Signed, 2 pages 4to, New York, 3 November 1902. The letter describes his literary taste and activities and would have been written when Viereck was still a student.
£250 / $312 / €292 [No: 25859]

VOYSEY, Charles (1828-1912). Theistic preacher.
Two Autograph Letters Signed to the editor of the Temple Bar, 4 pages 8vo, Woodlawn House, Dulwich, 24 and 26 January 1884. Sending copies of his book 'Letter to the Press of the Realm, on the present Relation of Church & State its Perils & Safequards', and asking him not to publicise it until the first week in February.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 25185]
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WARD, Mary Augusta (Mrs Humphry Ward) (1851-1920). Novelist and social worker.
Postcard-sized photograph Signed in white space at the foot, a head-and-shoulders front view of the novelist with a feather boa around her neck.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 5974]

WARD, Mary Augusta (Mrs Humphry Ward) (1851-1920). Novelist and social worker.
Autograph Letter Signed to Hughes, 1 page 8vo, 61 Russell Square, 14 July 1889. Recommending a lady for the post of French correspondent for the Examiner by way of a letter from Westlake (no longer present).
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 23856]

WARD, Mary Augusta (Mrs Humphry Ward) (1851-1920). Novelist and social worker.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Sellers, 1½ pages 8vo (some foxing), Langford Park, 9 June 1889. Regretting that the children's party and play prevent her leaving home, and so she will be unable to meet Miss Sellers' sister, though she hopes to do so at a later date.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 23855]

WARD, Mary Augusta (Mrs Humphry Ward) (1851-1920). Novelist and social worker.
Autograph Letter Signed, 1 page 8vo, Paris, 15 October, no year.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 0841]

WATSON, Sir William
Autograph Letter Signed, 2 pages 8vo, Funchal, 18 September no year.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0843]

WATSON, Sir William (1858-1935). Poet.
2 Autograph Letters Signed to [John St Loe] Strachey, 5 pages 8vo, Carlton House, Fisherton, and c/o John Lane in Albany, no date. Regretfully turning down a commission to write a feature on Hazlitt, expressing concern over Hutton's health and sending a new poem (copy no longer enclosed).
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 26386]

WATTS-DUNTON, Walter Theodore (1832-1914). Critic, novelist and poet.
Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, The Pines, Putney Hill, 25 September 1902. Apologising for his tardiness 'in sending you a revise of your notice of me'.
£110 / $137 / €128 [No: 21967]

WAUGH, Alec
Autograph Letter Signed to [Adrian] Brunel, 1 page 8vo, 29 October 1921
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0849]

WAUGH, Edwin (1817-1890), Poet.
Autograph Letter Signed to A. Williams, 1 page 8vo, Kersal Hotel, Near Manchester, 28 December 1879. Thanking Williams for sending the Liverpool review of 'The Yule Fog'.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 21558]

WELLS, Herbert George (1866-1946). Author.
Autograph Letter Signed to Guyot, 1 page 4to, Easton Glebe, Dunmow, no date. Asking 'Will this do?', referring to a manuscript he is sending (no longer present) and suggesting that if he has any difficulty in reading it he refer to Mrs Wells.
£275 / $343 / €321 [No: 26044]

WELLS, Herbert George (1866-1946). Author.
Autograph Letter Signed on a correspondence-card to Lady Rhondda, 47 Chiltern Court, Clarence Gate, 19 October 1932. Inviting her to tea and 'to talk about this Woman's Communist Party you couldnt talk about the other day.'
£250 / $312 / €292 [No: 25264]

WEST, Dame Rebecca (1892-1983). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed in red ink to the graphologist Jeanne Heal, 2 sides of a correspondence-card with envelope, 48 Kingston House North, Prince's Gate, 16 September 1975. Commenting on the state of her handwriting.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 25292]

WILSON, Colin (b. 1931). Novelist.
Typewritten Postcard Signed to Micheal [sic] Scott, Gorran Haven, 2 March 1965. Thanking him for an offer to locate a musical recording, and offering to sign some books.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 2289]

WILSON, Colin (b. 1931). Novelist.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Gwynne Hughes, 1 page 4to, Gorran Haven, 1 December 1954. Sending his autograph and giving permission to quote an extract from his work, provided that he does not have to write it out by hand.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2288]
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YONGE, Charlotte Mary (1823-1901). Novelist and writer for children.
Signature and subscription cut from a letter.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22490]
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