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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 / $64 / €58 [No: 21391]

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 / $161 / €145 [No: 24095]

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 / $193 / €174 [No: 26493]

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 / $109 / €98 [No: 4590]
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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 / $83 / €75 [No: 23731]

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 / $193 / €174 [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 / $141 / €127 [No: 25453]

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 / $290 / €261 [No: 25886]

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 / $96 / €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 / $109 / €98 [No: 23559]

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 / $141 / €127 [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 / $109 / €98 [No: 23736]

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 / $58 / €52 [No: 22261]

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 / $109 / €98 [No: 26089]

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 / $83 / €75 [No: 24813]

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 (with a separate facsimile signature below), no date ca 1918. 175 x 114 mm. (7 x 4½ inches), a little soiled on the outer pages.
£85 / $109 / €98 [No: 23561]

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 / $58 / €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 / $58 / €52 [No: 20256]

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 / $70 / €63 [No: 24276]

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 / $141 / €127 [No: 26449]

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 / $212 / €191 [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 / $193 / €174 [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 / $283 / €255 [No: 25927]
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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 / $96 / €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 / $96 / €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 / $83 / €75 [No: 21346]

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 / $83 / €75 [No: 26125]

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 / $580 / €522 [No: 26173]

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 / $290 / €261 [No: 24681]

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 / $96 / €87 [No: 22035]

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 / $58 / €52 [No: 23733]

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 / $161 / €145 [No: 25346]

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 / $838 / €754 [No: 26045]

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 / $141 / €127 [No: 24651]

COPPEE, François (1842-1908). French poet and novelist.
A.N.S. (initials) on his visiting-card, no date.
£45 / $58 / €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 / $109 / €98 [No: 24982]

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 / $290 / €261 [No: 25299]

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 / $58 / €52 [No: 3960]

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 / $70 / €63 [No: 26529]

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 / $709 / €638 [No: 26310]
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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 / $322 / €290 [No: 25647]

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 / $58 / €52 [No: 26139]

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 / $58 / €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 / $58 / €52 [No: 26532]

DICKENS, Charles (1812-1870). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Charles Dickens') to William Hazlitt (1811-1893, editor and translator), 2 pages 8vo, Offices of the Daily News, 'Thursday afternoon', no date. The first page lightly and evenly browned; near-invisible repair to small tear; integral blank leaf.
£1500 / $1935 / €1740 [No: 26609]

DICKENS, Charles (1812-1870). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Messrs Seagrove & Company, 1 page 8vo with blank leaf inlaid to remains of an album leaf, Gad's Hill Place, 28 July 1866. Asking them to supply whatever his son, Sydney Smith Dickens, with whatever he needed for his naval outfit.
£1250 / $1612 / €1450 [No: 26608]

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 / $677 / €609 [No: 26456]

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 / $141 / €127 [No: 5695]

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 / $109 / €98 [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 / $83 / €75 [No: 5738]
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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 / $70 / €63 [No: 26497]

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 / $141 / €127 [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 / $70 / €63 [No: 23763]

EWART, Gavin (1916-1996). Poet.
Typewritten poem signed, entitled Holland Park Revisited in September, 12 lines on a 4to sheet.
£65 / $83 / €75 [No: 21470]
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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 / $290 / €261 [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 / $58 / €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 / $58 / €52 [No: 21120]

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 / $225 / €203 [No: 26079]

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 / $2386 / €2146 [No: 25855]

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 / $64 / €58 [No: 26121]
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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 / $451 / €406 [No: 25133]

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 / $109 / €98 [No: 25059]

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 / $96 / €87 [No: 0307]

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 / $141 / €127 [No: 26130]

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 / $58 / €52 [No: 6073]

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 / $367 / €330 [No: 26128]

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 / $58 / €52 [No: 6170]
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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 / $322 / €290 [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 / $290 / €261 [No: 25074]

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 / $174 / €156 [No: 23764]

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 / $109 / €98 [No: 25871]

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 / $109 / €98 [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 / $96 / €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 / $83 / €75 [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 / $109 / €98 [No: 24783]

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 / $967 / €870 [No: 26037]

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 / $109 / €98 [No: 1003]

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 / $58 / €52 [No: 22324]

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 / $238 / €214 [No: 25216]

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 / $70 / €63 [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 / $58 / €52 [No: 6210]

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 / $70 / €63 [No: 24209]

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 / $109 / €98 [No: 24224]

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 / $290 / €261 [No: 25098]

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 / $96 / €87 [No: 25874]

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 / $193 / €174 [No: 21520]

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 / $193 / €174 [No: 25615]

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 / $58 / €52 [No: 7446]

HOGG, James (1790-1876). Publisher. Son of The Ettrick 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 / $83 / €75 [No: 25791]

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 / $141 / €127 [No: 22491]

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 / $193 / €174 [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 / $109 / €98 [No: 24599]

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 / $225 / €203 [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 / $1096 / €986 [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 / $96 / €87 [No: 1258]
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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 / $322 / €290 [No: 25117]
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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 / $141 / €127 [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 / $96 / €87 [No: 24271]

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 / $174 / €156 [No: 25519]
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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 / $58 / €52 [No: 7405]

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 / $161 / €145 [No: 21499]

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 / $58 / €52 [No: 0485]

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 / $322 / €290 [No: 26043]
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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 / $109 / €98 [No: 0380]

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 / $1612 / €1450 [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 / $1225 / €1102 [No: 25223]

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 / $64 / €58 [No: 22870]

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 / $322 / €290 [No: 26078]

LINTON, Eliza Lynn (1822-1898). Novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to [?Walter] Besant, 1 page 12mo, Queen Anne's Mansions, 2 November no year.
£45 / $58 / €52 [No: 20610]

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 / $96 / €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 / $677 / €609 [No: 25224]

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 / $193 / €174 [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 / $109 / €98 [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 / $96 / €87 [No: 25390]

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 / $58 / €52 [No: 20300]

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 / $70 / €63 [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 / $58 / €52 [No: 22240]

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 / $58 / €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 / $96 / €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 / $83 / €75 [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 / $70 / €63 [No: 25980]
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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 / $70 / €63 [No: 22376]

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 / $141 / €127 [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 / $109 / €98 [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 / $83 / €75 [No: 23512]

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 / $58 / €52 [No: 22721]

MANNING, Anne (1807-1879). Writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo (laid down), Reigate Hill, Surrey, no date.
£55 / $70 / €63 [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 / $58 / €52 [No: 22796]

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 / $154 / €139 [No: 26556]

MARTINEAU, James (1805-1900). Unitarian divine.
Autograph Letter Signed to William Colfox, 1 page 8vo, 5 Gordon Street, 17 February 1876.
£125 / $161 / €145 [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 / $141 / €127 [No: 21975]

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 / $61 / €55 [No: 0575]

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 / $225 / €203 [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 / $96 / €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 / $109 / €98 [No: 21394]

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 / $141 / €127 [No: 20629]

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 / $496 / €446 [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 / $174 / €156 [No: 25144]

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 / $58 / €52 [No: 24610]

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 / $419 / €377 [No: 24326]

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 / $580 / €522 [No: 26175]

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 / $70 / €63 [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 / $64 / €58 [No: 23219]

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 / $70 / €63 [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 / $70 / €63 [No: 23235]

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 / $1225 / €1102 [No: 23046]

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 / $70 / €63 [No: 23334]

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 / $580 / €522 [No: 25757]

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 / $70 / €63 [No: 21408]

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 / $109 / €98 [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 / $96 / €87 [No: 23414]

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 / $838 / €754 [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 / $199 / €179 [No: 26153]
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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 / $83 / €75 [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 / $83 / €75 [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 / $109 / €98 [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 / $161 / €145 [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 / $709 / €638 [No: 25376]

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 / $109 / €98 [No: 24709]

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 / $70 / €63 [No: 23770]

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 / $58 / €52 [No: 23784]
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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 / $70 / €63 [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 / $58 / €52 [No: 8144]

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 / $109 / €98 [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 / $83 / €75 [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 / $83 / €75 [No: 24030]

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 / $70 / €63 [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 / $70 / €63 [No: 24069]

OXENHAM, John (1852-1941). Journalist, novelist & poet.
Autograph poem signed, 5 lines on one side of a correspondence card, dated 6 April 1904.
£45 / $58 / €52 [No: 24191]
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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 / $58 / €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 / $96 / €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 / $58 / €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 / $83 / €75 [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 / $70 / €63 [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 / $70 / €63 [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 / $58 / €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 / $70 / €63 [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 / $70 / €63 [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 / $58 / €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 / $58 / €52 [No: 24371]

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 / $70 / €63 [No: 26352]

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 / $154 / €139 [No: 7841]

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 / $70 / €63 [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 / $83 / €75 [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 / $109 / €98 [No: 24426]

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 / $70 / €63 [No: 24429]

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 / $58 / €52 [No: 21562]

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 / $58 / €52 [No: 24473]

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 / $58 / €52 [No: 24496]

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 / $70 / €63 [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 / $3225 / €2900 [No: 26547]

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 / $58 / €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 / $174 / €156 [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 / $70 / €63 [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 / $70 / €63 [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 / $70 / €63 [No: 5977]

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 / $58 / €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 / $161 / €145 [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 / $161 / €145 [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 / $58 / €52 [No: 24820]

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 / $70 / €63 [No: 24888]

POTTER, Stephen Meredith (1900-1969). Writer & radio producer.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Albert Fenton, ½-page 4to, 23 Hamilton Terrace, 14 November 1962.
£55 / $70 / €63 [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 / $58 / €52 [No: 25004]

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 / $70 / €63 [No: 25088]

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 / $58 / €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 / $83 / €75 [No: 25109]

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 / $58 / €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 / $580 / €522 [No: 25514]

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 / $141 / €127 [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 / $96 / €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 / $109 / €98 [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 / $109 / €98 [No: 26531]
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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 / $58 / €52 [No: 25556]

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 / $161 / €145 [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 / $109 / €98 [No: 25984]

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 / $83 / €75 [No: 26518]

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 / $141 / €127 [No: 26141]

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 / $225 / €203 [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 / $70 / €63 [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 / $238 / €214 [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 / $548 / €493 [No: 25589]

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 / $83 / €75 [No: 24339]
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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 / $58 / €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 / $58 / €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 / $709 / €638 [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 / $96 / €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 / $109 / €98 [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 / $58 / €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 / $70 / €63 [No: 26274]

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 / $58 / €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 / $709 / €638 [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 / $451 / €406 [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 / $109 / €98 [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 / $83 / €75 [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 / $161 / €145 [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 / $58 / €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 / $58 / €52 [No: 26324]

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 / $83 / €75 [No: 20717]

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 / $580 / €522 [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 / $58 / €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 / $290 / €261 [No: 24716]

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 / $58 / €52 [No: 25221]

SITWELL, Dame Edith (1887-1964). Poet and critic.
Series of eighteen letters, six in the third person, to her insurance brokers, largely relating to jewellery purchases, 38 pages small 4to, 1954-1964. All to the Atlas Insurance Company, some to named individuals, together with five letters written on her behalf by secretaries, and a valuation certificate from Cameo Corner, 1958.
£2500 / $3225 / €2900 [No: 26607]

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 / $225 / €203 [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 / $109 / €98 [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 / $83 / €75 [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 / $64 / €58 [No: 26483]

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 / $96 / €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 / $83 / €75 [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 / $161 / €145 [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 / $193 / €174 [No: 25351]

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 / $58 / €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 / $109 / €98 [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 / $141 / €127 [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 / $161 / €145 [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 / $548 / €493 [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 / $451 / €406 [No: 25379]

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 / $58 / €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 / $58 / €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 / $109 / €98 [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 / $96 / €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 / $109 / €98 [No: 8085]

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 / $58 / €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 / $161 / €145 [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 / $141 / €127 [No: 25229]

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 / $238 / €214 [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 / $154 / €139 [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 / $154 / €139 [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 / $193 / €174 [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 / $451 / €406 [No: 24749]
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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 / $322 / €290 [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 / $58 / €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 / $70 / €63 [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 / $58 / €52 [No: 23856]

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 / $109 / €98 [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 / $141 / €127 [No: 21967]

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 / $58 / €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 / $354 / €319 [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 / $322 / €290 [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 / $109 / €98 [No: 25292]
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