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AIDE, Charles Hamilton (1826-1906). Musician, composer and poet.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Maxwell Lyte promising to send her some sketches for her exhibition, 2 pages 8vo, Ascot, Berkshire, 30 April no year.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2462]

ALBANI, Emma (1847-1930). Canadian soprano.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Hardy on two sides of a correspondence card (traces of former mounting in the margin), 16 The Boltons, 'Thursday' no date. Inviting Miss Hardy (and 'little Winny') to tea to celebrate 'Baby's birthday'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24920]

ALBANI, Emma (1847-1930). Canadian soprano.
Signature and date ('1905') on a black-edged, monogrammed correspondence card (traces of former mounting at the corners).
£25 / $31 / €29 [No: 7690]

ANDERSON, Mary (1859-1940). Actress and musician.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Mary de Navarro') to Mrs [John] Drinkwater inviting her and her family to visit, 2 sides of a correspondence-card, 3 Aug 1932.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2470]

ARNAUD, Yvonne (1895-1958). Actress.
Signature on a small white card, ca 40 x 75 mm (1½ x 3 inches).
£22 / $27 / €25 [No: 20139]

ASHWELL, Lena (d.1957). Actress.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Lacy apologisng for having missed seeing a play, 3 pages 8vo, no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2474]
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BANCROFT, Marie, Lady (1839-1921). Actress.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lady Seton, accepting an invitation, 1 page 8vo, Berkeley Square, 'Monday' no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2608]

BANCROFT, Sir Squire (1841-1926). Actor and theatre manager.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Lawson, asking him to report fully on a lecture Bancroft is to give, 4 pages 8vo, Berkeley Square, 18 October 1902.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2609]

BANCROFT, Sir Squire (1841-1926). Actor & theatrical manager.
Collection of 3 Autograph Letters Signed ('B.' & 'S.B.B.') to Parkinson ('The pedantry of "Regius" & other Professors is too profound for me'), with ms. of stage directions.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3006]

BARBIROLLI, Sir John (1899-1970). Conductor.
Programme for a concert given by the Brighton Philharmonic Society, 27 May 1945, signed on the front (rather soiled and worn in the folds). A simple four-page programme for a Hallé concert of Rossini, Debussy, Richard Strauss and Tchaikovsky.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 21956]

BARRETT, Wilson (1846-1904). Actor and dramatist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Farjeon, discussing at length the potential for dramatisation of a novel, 4 pages 8vo (filing holes), Theatre Royal, Bradford, 26 September 1887.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2620]

BATEMAN, Kate Josephine (Mrs Crowe) (1843-1917). American actress.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Kate Crowe'), to Mr Farquhar, sympathising with his ill health, 1 page 8vo, Earl's Court Square, 23 Nov no year.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2623]

BAUMGARTNER, Rudolf (1917-2002). Swiss conductor and violinist.
Autograph Letter Signed on both sides of a postcard to a colleague, Kufstein, Tyrol, 31 August 1934. With a full transcript and translation. Promising the second instalment of an article, expressing the hope that his fee will be duly credited against his membership subscription, and asking for four or five free copies.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 23129]

BENSON, Sir Frank (1858-1939). Actor.
Autograph Letters to Mr Gatehouse, regretting that he had missed 'Anthony and Cleopatra', 1 page 8vo, Shakespeare Theatre, Liverpool, 9 May no year.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2639]

BLUMENTHAL, Jacques (1829-1908). Composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to C.C. White, sending his autograph, 1 page 8vo, Hyde Park Gate, 10 Mar 1891.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2813]

BLUMENTHAL, Jacques (1829-1908). Composer.
Programme of the Wells Musical Association Open Meeting, 4 printed pages 8vo, 4 June 1889, signed by Blumenthal whose 'Gather ye Rosebuds' is featured.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2815]

[BOADEN, James] (1762-1839). Drama critic & biographer.
Autograph Letter Signed from Caroline Boaden to J.W. Nichols, thanking him for his assistance with the Literary Fund Society, 2 pages 8vo, no place, 19 Mar [1839].
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2817]

BOOTH, Sarah (1793?-1867). Actress.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo (inlet into an album leaf), 1 page 8vo, no place, 1829. Sending her reply to Mr ?Davidge and offering to call to make arrangements with her correspondent.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 25586]

BRAITHWAITE, Dame Lilian (1873-1948). Actress.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Maude, crying off an engagement on the grounds of a poisoned finger, 2 pages 8vo, 2 Pelham Crescent, no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2825]

BRANDRAM, Samuel (1824-1892). Reciter.
Autograph Letter Signed to Frank N. Eaton, confirming a booking, 1 p. 8vo, Richmond, Surrey, 3 Aug 1892 (4 months before he died).
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3282]

BROUGHAM, John (1810-1880). Irish actor & dramatist.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My Dear Madame', thanking her hastily for her hospitality, on the eve of his departure for America, 2 pages 8vo, 40 Albemarle Street, 9 May 1864.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3258]

BUCKSTONE, John Baldwin (1802-1879). Actor & dramatist.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Sir Charles] Eastlake, asking him to act as the Plymouth agent for a new society with 'a large annual & paid up capital', 3 pages 8vo, 1 Apr 1851.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3331]

BUNNING, Herbert (1863-1937). Musical producer & composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed lady, arranging for her to call so that he can write in her autograph album, 1 page 4to, 154 Regent Street, 23 Nov 1902.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2830]
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CALCRAFT, John Actor, playwright, author and theatre director.
Autograph Letter Signed to W. Bennett, 1¼ pages 4to with integral address-leaf and remains of black wax seal, Theatre Royal, Dublin, 9 November 1842. Cataloguing and lamenting the vicissitudes of finding a leading lady for his theatre.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 25587]

CAMPBELL, Mrs Patrick (1865-1940). Actress.
Signature on a pink 8vo album leaf (oblong), the signature underlined and dated 1909.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 24125]

CAMPBELL, Mrs Patrick (1865-1940). Actress.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Beatrice Stella Cornwallis-West') to Mr Wedgewood, 2 pages 8vo on black-edged paper, 43 Savoy Court, 21 April 1918. Returning something ('I believe this is yours'), asking for news of his nephew and adding, apropos someone doubtless illegible 'Someone speaking on the phone seems attached to her'.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 25342]

CARUSO, Enrico (1873-1921). Italian tenor.
Postcard-sized photograph (reproduction) showing Caruso at half length, inscribed and signed with a message of greetings to the recipient's wife and Caruso's address in Florence. Soiled overall with some creasing, addressed in Caruso's hand on the reverse to Alberto Raimo in London and forwarded in another hand to Germany.
£175 / $218 / €204 [No: 25701]

CECIL, Arthur (Arthur Cecil Blunt) (1843-1896). Actor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Hyam, thanking him for a Xmas card, & inviting him to see The Magistrate, 1 p. 8vo, Court Theatre, 29 Dec 1885.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3612]

CHARPENTIER, Gustave (1860-1956). French composer.
Signature and message of greetings ('Meilleurs voeux et souvenirs') on the reverse of a picture postcard advertising his opera 'Louise', January 1932.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 21989]

CHATTERTON, Frederick Harpist.
Autograph Letter (third person) to Miss Ferguson, 2 pages 8vo, 14 Clifton Road, St John's Wood, 2 June no year. Sending her tickets for his Matinée, and asking her to mention it to her friends.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7925]

CHATTERTON, Frederick Harpist.
Letter in the third person in a secretarial hand, to the Misses Fergusson, 2 pages 8vo, 143 Clifton Road, St John's Wood, 'Monday 15th' no date. Accepting their invitation and forwarding a copy of a new song, which he thinks Miss Fergusson might like to sing to his harp accompaniment at her musical soirée.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7926]

COATES, Albert (1882-1953). Conductor & composer.
Bold signature on an album leaf, no date.
£25 / $31 / €29 [No: 20384]

COFFIN, Charles Hayden (1862-1935). Vocalist & actor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Sheldon, sending her the name of some publishers who may be able to help her, 1 p. 8vo, Grand Hotel Tivoli, Lucerne, 15 Jul 1909.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3809]

COMEDIANS
Signatures of George Robey, George Lashwood and Wilkie Bard on an 8vo album leaf (oblong). Bard's signature is dated 1910.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24087]

COMPTON, Edward (1854-1918). Actor.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Dear Barry', accepting an invitation to lunch & attempting to set up a meeting with Mrs Chapman, 1 p. 8vo, Worthing, 14 Sep 1909.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3876]

COMPTON, Fay (1894-1978). Actress.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Fay'), on a postcard, to Miss Evelyn Brooke, sending tickets for a matinée, Hampstead, 14 May 1914.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3877]

COOPER, John (fl. 1810-1870). Actor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Young, sending her, at the instigation of Mrs Cooper, tickets for the following day's performance, 1 p. 8vo, 'T.R.C.S. / Wednesday', no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3438]

COQUELIN, Cadet (1841-1909). French actor, known as Coquelin aîné [the elder].
Autograph Letter Signed in French to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo (oblong), Walsingham House, Piccadilly, 'Vendredi 30 Juin' no year. Proposing to receive his correspondent the next day at 5 o'clock in the afternoon.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 22262]

COSTA, Sir Michael Andrew Angus (1808-1884). Conductor & composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Peyton (possibly Richard Peyton, administrator of the Birmingham Triennial Music Festival), 1 page 8vo, 59 Eccleston Square, 4 September 1874. Regretting that a meeting during the coming year is unlikely due to pressures on his time.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 25725]

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]

COWEN, Sir Frederic Hymen (1852-1935). Composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Keyser, 1 page 8vo, on writing paper of The Windsor Hotel, Glasgow, 2 February 1907. Thanking her for belated birthday wishes and asking 'how do you feel now that you are a Grandmother?'.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 25993]

CRESWICK, William (1813-1888). Actor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Winfield Crane, protesting that his income has been incorrectly assessed, as expenses were not deducted, & giving a list of his roles, 3 pages 4to, 1849
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3966]

CRESWICK, William (1813-1888). Actor.
Autograph Letter Signed to W. Church, promising 'a superlative dish of tea' on his arrival, 1 page 8vo, Kennington Park, 14 Oct 1884.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3967]

CUSHING, Charlotte Saunders (1816-1876). American stage actress.
Two Autograph Letters Signed to Mrs Phipson and 'Cara Donna Mia', 6 pages 12mo, one from 'Dr Wilson's, Great Malvern', dated 6 August 1847, the other undated. Chatty letters giving news of her health and her travels, arranging to have her dog cared for, and requesting the source of the 'beautiful ornaments such as I saw on your dining room table' for a birthday gift.
£150 / $187 / €175 [No: 25563]

CUSHING, Charlotte Saunders (1816-1876). American stage actress.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Mann, 4 page 16mo, Swampscot [sic] Massachusetts, 5 September 1868. Announcing her plan to come and stay in Cambridge and to pay a visit, discussing Miss Peabody's intentions and travel plans etc.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 25913]
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DANNREUTHER, Edward (1844-1905). Composer and musicologist.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Mary] Carmichael, 1 page 8vo, 38 Harley Street, 22 March 1898. Sending his card (no longer present) as an introduction to his brother in New York state.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22336]

DAREWSKI, Max Musician.
Postcard-sized photograph Signed ('Sincerely yours / Max Darewski / 1907'), showing the young prodigy, baton in hand, conducting.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 6023]

DOLBY, Charlotte Sainton- (1821-1885). Composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Fergusson, sincerely regretting that she will not be able to attend her party on grounds of fatigue, 3½ pages 8vo, Gloucester Place, 7 July no year.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1126]

[D'OYLY CARTE, Dame Bridget] (1908-1985). Granddaughter of Richard D'Oyly Carte.
2 letters, secretarially signed, to Hart Plain School, giving permission to perform H.M.S. Pinafore and discussing orchestral parts, 3 pages 4to, 1951.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4151]

DRURY LANE THEATRE
Copied extracts from 'The Times' of 5 June and 12 June 1843, discussing the Theatre's funding problems and the resignation of William Macready, 3 pages folio.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1167]

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]

DUSE, Eleanora (1859-1924). Italian actress.
Autograph Letter Signed to Signora Maddalena, 3½ pages 4to with envelope, Hotel Bristol, Vienna, no date. Sending ecstatic thanks for her kindness, and asking her to interpret in an interview with Director of the Vienna Burgtheater.
£150 / $187 / €175 [No: 25028]
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EDWIN, Elizabeth Rebecca (?1771-1854). Actress.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('My dear friend'), 1 page 8vo, (remains of former mount), no place, 'Wednesday Evening', no date. Asking after her friend's health.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 1315]

ELLA, John (1802-1888). Violinist and director of concerts.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed Lady ('Madame'), 4 pages 8vo, Victoria Square, 10 July 1877. Reminiscing about Ladykirk and the pleasant times he spent there.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 1385]

ELLIOTT, Maxime (Jessie Dermot) (1871-1940). Actress.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Sir Alfred', 1½ pages 8vo (facing pages), St James's Street, no date. Thanking him for sending her 'such a charming message'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 1407]

ELMAN, Mischa (1891-1967). Russian-born violinist.
Signature ('Yours truly / Mischa Elman / London March 1927'), irregularly cut and glued to the remains of an album leaf, ca 50 x 90 mm (2 x 3½ inches).
£25 / $31 / €29 [No: 7064]

ELVEY, Sir George Job (1816-1893). Organist and composer.
Series of seven Autograph Letters Signed to John Gough Nichols (1806-1873, printer), 23 pages 8vo, with one to Lucy [Nichols] from ?Mrs Elvey and two further letters.
£225 / $281 / €263 [No: 23346]

EVANS, Dame Edith Mary Booth (d. 1976). Actress.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Mr Chapman, 1 page 8vo, Albany, Piccadilly, 3 February 1948. Agreeing to be a patron of his festival ('which has my best wishes').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5049]
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FARMER, John (1835-1901). Composer and writer on music.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lord Monteagle, 2½ pages 8vo, no place, 26 April 1871. Advising him how to obtain a good piano cheaply from Sprechers, by paying in installments.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1910]

FARREN, William (1786-1861). Comedian.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Dunn, 1 page 8vo, (some staining on fold, remains of former mount), no place, no date. Asking him to give a letter to Mr Price.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 1928]

FECHTER, Charles Albert (1824-1879). Actor and dramatist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Dear friend'), 1 page 8vo, 18 Marlborough Place, St John's Wood, no date. Deferring an engagement ('Don't come tomorrow ... and be kind enough to tell Miss Monthill that I have to read, write and sign, all sorts of law papers of most important business ...').
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 21124]

FECHTER, Charles Albert (1824-1879). Actor and dramatist.
Autograph Letter Signed in French to Renand, 1 page 8vo, 18 Marlborough Place, no date. Introducing his old friend Mr Mathieu-Plessy, who was hoping for help with selling his products, and adding that he had no personal news.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 22539]

FISTOULARI, Anatole (1907-1995). Conductor.
Bold signature in ink, dated London, 1944, on paper mounted on an album leaf.
£30 / $37 / €35 [No: 21439]

FOLDES, Andor (1913-1992). Pianist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Dr Ernest Roth at Boosey and Hawkes in London, on an air letter form, New York, 23 December 1948. Looking forward to another pleasurable meeting when he returns to London and giving details of his forthcoming tour when he will play Bartok, Beethoven and Mozart.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 21853]
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GADSBY, Henry Robert (1842-1907). Musician.
Autograph Note Signed to Professor Wilson, 1 page 8vo, no place, no date. Making an appointment to see him.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0981]

GENÊE-ISITT, Adeline (1878-1970). Ballerina.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Miller, 1½ pages 8vo, Hanover Terrace, 10 January 1925. Thanking her for a letter, and requesting that they meet in the near future.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0119]

GERMAN, Sir Edward (1862-1936). Composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Rosenfred, 1 page 8vo, 5 Hall Road, St John's Wood, 12 April 1905. Declining to sign a photograph whose publication had not been authorised.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 7777]

GIGLI, Beniamino (1890-1957). Operatic tenor.
Postcard-sized photograph of Gigli (full length on a boat holding aloft his sailor's cap), signed vertically in ink, 1951.
£110 / $137 / €128 [No: 21095]

GOODMAN, Maude (d. 1938). Actress.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Octavia] Susman, 1½ pages 8vo, 7 Addison Crescent, Kensington, 28 July 1903. Complying with a request.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5454]

GOUNOD, Charles François (1818-1893). French composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Mon cher Coulon', 1 page 8vo with integral blank leaf, 1 January 1889. Mentioning Jeanne d'Arc, perhaps the mass he composed in honour of her memory, and complaining of toothache, fatigue and bad nights.
£250 / $312 / €292 [No: 25058]

GRAVES, George (1876-1949). Actor.
Postcard-sized photograph of Graves in the person of the Duke of Monte Blaco in The Sleeping Beauty, Signed ('My regards to you! / Yours/George Grave
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6203]

GROSSMITH, George (1847-1912). Entertainer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Maurice, 1 page 8vo, 28 Dorset Square (on paper of the Queen's Hotel, Birmingham), 14 February 1896. Telling her that he must return home after the recital, but inviting her to call round at the end '& let me say "how do you do?"'.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 25056]

GROSSMITH, Walter Weedon (1854-1919). Comedian.
Postcard-sized photograph Signed ('Yours sincerely / Weedon Grossmith'), three-quarter view in frock coat and wing collar.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6206]
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HAAS, Alma (1847-1932). Pianist
Autograph Letter (third person) to Miss Eggar, 1 page 12mo (traces of former mounting in the margins), Westbourne Park Road, 12 July 1911. Accepting an invitation.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6213]

HAAS, Alma (1847-1932). Pianist
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed woman ('Dear Madam'), 2 pages 8vo, Westbourne Park Road, 16 June 1888. Explaining that professional duties prevent her from attending the meeting, but that she wishes her correspondent's good cause every success.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6214]

HARDING, Gilbert Charles (1907-1960). Broadcasting & television personality.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Dalton, 2 pages 8vo with envelope, Savage Club writing paper, as from 11 Berkeley Court, 26 November 1950. Thanking her for her letter, and explaining that he is so exhausted that he cannot take on any more engagements.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6560]

HARE, John (Fairs) (1844-1921). Actor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Wilson, 3 pages 8vo, Garrick Club, 2 March 1901. Giving details of his professional plans, including a series of 'farewell' performances.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 6575]

HARE, John (Fairs) (1844-1921). Actor.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo (soiled), Central Station Hotel, Glasgow, 1 July 1891. Thanking his correspondent for making him an honorary member of the Arts Club.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6574]

HARVEY, Sir John Martin (1863-1944). Actor-manager.
Brief Autograph Note Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo (oblong), no place, no date. Declaring that he has only one or two small parts left.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6696]

HASKELL, Arnold Lionel David (1903-1980). Balletomane.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Professor Haskell') to Nicolas Bentley, one side of a correspondence card, 22 Hornton Street, no date. Dating the first appearance of the Bourgeois Gentilhomme ('The décor & costumes were all lost in a warehouse fire & the work has never been revived.')
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 6698]

HEIFETZ, Jascha (1901-1987). Violinist.
Signature in ink on an album leaf, undated (but lightly annotated in another hand in pencil 'Albert Hall 18 Oct 1925').
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 25331]

HENSCHEL, Sir George (1850-1934). Musician.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Mary] Carmichael, 1 page 8vo, no place, 23 March 1895. Sending his terms (no longer present), and, if agreeable, arranging to 'make room for your friends'.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 22332]

HICKS, Sir (Edward) Seymour (George) (1871-1949). Actor-manager.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Temple Thurston at the Garrick Club, 31 Welbeck Street, 17 July 1929. Making arrangements to produce a farce, which will be written by both of them (The construction is the most important thing I take it in a play of this kind.).
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6899]

HORNIMAN, Annie Elizabeth Fredericka (1860-1937). Pioneer of the modern theatre repertory movement.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, 14 Montagu Mansions, 11 April 1918. Gently turning down her correspondent's play ('Your ideas are good, but so many changes of scene would entail much expense. I am sure that it would amuse children ... .').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 20739]

HUSCH, Gerhard Singer.
Signature on the cover of a programme for a Wigmore Hall recital of Schubert's Die Winterreise, 28 January [1936]; with a ticket stub.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 6508]
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ILLINGTON, Margaret (née Light) (1879-1934). American actress.
Autograph Letter Signed to the editor of the Royal Magazine, 3 pages 8vo (remains of glue on the 4th, blank, page), Maida Vale, 25 September 1903. Acquiesing to his request for photographs and offering to send some along.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7732]

IRVING, Sir Henry (1838-1905). Actor.
Autograph Letter Signed (entirely in Irving's hand), to Mrs Riggs, 2 pages 8vo on separate leaves (hinged to an album leaf), Hotel Bristol, New York, 9 November 1901. Written during the American tour with Ellen Terry, thanking her for a book, etc.
£120 / $150 / €140 [No: 25915]

ITURBI, José (1895-1980). Pianist, conductor & composer.
Signature above the biographical notes about him in a programme of the Concert Club Courtauld-Sargent Concerts with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Held on Monday & Tuesday, 12 & 13 October [1936]; with a ticket stub for the performance.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 6507]
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JACKSON, Sir Barry Vincent (1879-1961). Theatre director.
Typewritten Letter Signed to R H Ward, 1 page 4to (oblong) on writing paper of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 6 September 1945. Returning a play which he fears is not suitable for production by him.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7833]

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, Richard (1779-1851). Actor & dramatist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo (trimmed), 14 Chapel Street, Grosvenor Place, 23 April 1824. Declining an invitation to dine on the grounds of a previous engagement to entertain 'our country friends'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 19851]
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KEAN, Charles John (1811-1868). Actor and theatre manager.
Three Autograph Letters Signed, two to an unnamed correspondent, one to Mrs ?Lowden, in all 5 pages 8vo, 3 Torrington Square and Brighton, 19 November 1843, 30 January 1853 and no date. One to the editor of Age newspaper, thanking him for a favourable article and asking for a dozen copies, another declining a play as too dangerous, and a third tracing a previous letter containing an enclosure for Egg.
£150 / $187 / €175 [No: 25581]

KEAN, Charles John (1811-1868). Actor and theatre manager.
Brief Autograph Letter Signed to Mr (?Mrs) Shaw, 1 page 8vo (a little worn and with old fold marks), 'Wednesday night', no date. 'Thank you. It will do admirably. Just the thing.'
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 24767]

KEAN, Ellen (1805-1880). Actress.
Three Autograph Letters Signed to Mrs ?Lowden, an unnamed woman and Miss Desborough, in all 5 pages 8vo, two on black-edged paper, 31 July 1868 and no date (one watermarked 1849). Two of them declining invitations on the grounds that they do not 'enter society' on days that they act and 'We shall be putting on character dresses whether we fancy them or not', and offering some trinkets.
£135 / $168 / €157 [No: 25580]

KEAN, Ellen (1805-1880). Actress.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Sir'), 1 page 8vo, no place, 28 July [watermark 1858]. Sending her thanks, and those of her husband Charles Kean, for a gift of salmon.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 2597]

KELLIE, Lawrence (1862-1932). Singer & composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed woman ('Dear Madam'), 1 page 8vo, Clarendon Lodge, Shanklin, 4 October 1891. Regretting that she cannot meet his price of £10 10s, and asking how high she might be prepared to go.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20130]

KEMBLE, Fanny (1809-1893). Actress and author.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Brookfield, 2 pages 4to (tattered and torn), Park Hotel, 'Thursday 16th', n.y Declining an invitation on behalf of Harry and herself, due to the pressure of work commitments.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 21186]

KEMBLE, Fanny (1809-1893). Actress and author.
Incomplete Autograph Letter Signed to Mr ?Douce, 2 pages 8vo (some traces of mounting on the reverse), no place, no date. Reminding him of her offer to take Blanche and Valentia shopping, and asking if they would like to go to the opera the following Tuesday.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 21185]

KENTNER, Louis (1905-1987). Pianist and composer.
Signature on the cover of a programme, bearing his photograph, for an Aeolian Hall Liszt recital held on Thursday, 8 October [1936]. With a ticket stub.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 6506]

KENTNER, Louis (1905-1987). Pianist and composer.
Signature on a 8vo programme for a concert with the City of Birmingham Orchestra conducted by George Weldon (somewhat soiled), 17 December 1945. Kentner plays Franck and Liszt.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20420]

KODALY, Zoltán (1882-1967). Hungarian composer.
Signature in ink ('Kodály') on the title page of the programme for a Promenade Concert on 28 August 1948, slight rusting of the staples, otherwise fine. Kodály was to conduct his Suite Háry János as the last item in the first half of the concert; the remainder was conducted by Stanford Robinson. Alan Loveday played Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto.
£225 / $281 / €263 [No: 25829]

KREISLER, Fritz (1875-1962). Austrian-born violinist.
Signature in ink on an album leaf, dated 1926.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 25332]

KRIPS, Josef (1902-1974). Austrian conductor and violinist.
Bold signature in pencil above a squiggle that could be the date 'May 36', 95 x 140 mm. (ca. 4 x 5½ inches).
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 23255]

KUBELIK, Jan (1880-1940). Violinist.
Postcard-sized photograph, almost full-length, holding his violin and bow, signed in ink on the image, no date.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 24461]

KUBELIK, Jan (1880-1940). Violinist.
Signature and date (6 December 1910) on a yellow 8vo (oblong) album leaf.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24082]

KUBELIK, Jan (1880-1940). Violinist.
Signature on dark blue paper.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 7720]

KUBELIK, Jan (1880-1940). Violinist.
Signature, on an album leaf, ca 95 x 160 mm (3½ x 6 inches), dated 31 October 1930. Together with another signature.
£20 / $25 / €23 [No: 20154]

KUHE, William (1823-1912). Pianist & composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to W[ilhelm] Ganz on a postcard, 51 Warwick Road, Earls Court, 15 July 1909. Regretting that a planned visit to his married daughter followed by a departure for Germany will prevent their meeting.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20984]
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LABLACHE, Frederick (1815-1887). Vocalist.
Autograph Letter Signed, ½-page 8vo, no salutation, no place and no date. Assuring his correspondent that Signor di Calsi expects no fee ('he does it to oblige me').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 20989]

LABLACHE, Frederick (1815-1887). Vocalist.
Autograph receipt signed, 1 page 8vo, 51 Albany Street Regents Park, with a penny stamp affixed. A receipt for 5 guineas for a term of lessons.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 20990]

LAPORTE, Pierre Francois (1799-1841). French-English comedian.
Autograph cheque signed, 1 page 8vo (oblong), signature crossed, Paris, 4 April 1831. Payment of 1,000 francs to M Amet.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 21050]

LECLERQ, Carlotta (1840-1893). Actress.
Autograph Letter Signed to the actor-manager Benjamin Webster, 2 pages 8vo (note of identifcation at the head, obituary of Leclerq tipped into the blank inside page), 1865. Asking if Webster can spare a box for the Saturday performance.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21223]

LEHMANN, Elizabetta Nina Mary (Liza) (1862-1918). Composer & vocalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed lady ('Dear Madame'), 3 pages 8vo (small bits missing from the top of the third page), Hotel Metropole, Schwalbach, Germany, no date. Thanking her correspondent for her long unanswered note and kind words about her German songs and explaining that she is only half German and half Scotch on her mother's side.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 21669]

LIND, Jenny (1820-1887). Swedish soprano.
Attractive Autograph Music Quotation Signed of four bars headed 'Swedish Polska' and 'In kind Remembrance', dated July 1863, 80 x 90 mm. (3¼ x 3½ inches) on decorative paper. If 'Swedish Polska' is indeed the correct reading it is rather a contradiction in terms.
£350 / $437 / €409 [No: 22926]

LIND, Jenny (1820-1887). Swedish soprano.
Autograph Letter (third person) as Mme Goldschmidt to an unnamed photographer, 1 page 8vo (creased with former mounting evident on the reverse), Brighton, 13 November no year. Enclosing a cheque for the 36 photographs safely received.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 21920]

LINDO, Olga (1898-1968). Actress.
Two Autograph Letters Signed to Mrs John Drinkwater ('Daisy'), in all 5 pages 8vo and a signed card, Chichester Court, 5 Crawford Street, all undated. Commiserating with Daisy's ill health, arranging to meet for tea, and thanking her for a party. The card presumably accompanied flowers ('I do hope you are feeling better')
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 21734]

LLOYD, Charles Harford (1849-1919). Organist & composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Gordon Watson, 1½ pages 8vo, 6 Norham Gardens [Oxford], 16 December 1886. Instructing her as to the timing of two pieces ('It of course wants good singing, and the accompaniment must be played very smoothly ...').
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 21806]

LOHR, Marie (1890-1975). Australian-born actress.
Autograph Letter Signed to [E.C.?] Bentley, 2 pages 8vo, Vaudeville Theatre, no date. A charming letter praising his writing ('as easy to read as my own (with the aid of a telescope ...'), and pleading has as she is 'about to paint my face in several shades.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 21997]

LORAINE, Robert (1876-1935). Actor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss [indicipherable], 1 page 8vo, on writing paper of the Hotel Touraine, Boston, 25 February 1913. Offering to meet her at the Plymouth Theatre where he will be rehearsing.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22100]

LYON, Ben (1901-1979). American film actor; discoverer of Marilyn Monroe.
Autograph Letter Signed to Captain and Mrs Thesiger, 1 page 4to, 18 Southwick Street, London, no date. Thanking them for a pheasant.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22280]
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McCORMACK, John (1884-1945). Irish tenor.
Signature and message of greetings on an album leaf, dated January 1927.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 25330]

MACFARREN, Sir George Alexander (1813-1887). Composer.
Letter Signed to F.R. Cox, 1 page 8vo, on writing paper of the Royal Academy of Music, 17 January 1885. Declaring that songs must be sung in the key in which they were written and reiterating his request that pieces accompanied by the pianoforte and not an orchestra be selected for the chamber concerts.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22636]

McKINNEL, Norman (1870-1932). Scottish actor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Hatchett, 1 page 8vo, 62 Ridgmont Gardens, West Central, 14 April 1922. Accepting an invitation to meet Mr Genier at the Garrick ('Unfortunately I can't "carry on" in French').
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22678]

MACREADY, Catherine Wife of the actor, William Charles Macready.
Autograph Letter Signed to M. Donadieu, 3 pages 8vo (envelope-front glued to the last, blank page), Regent's Park, 21 March ['1849' in another hand]. Seeking a letter from Oliver Cromwell for a 'very intimate friend'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22713]

MACREADY, William Charles (1793-1873). Actor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Baron Goldsmid, 1 page 8vo on black-edged paper, Sherborne, Dorset, 9 June 1853. Urging the Baron's support for a 'particularly deserving' boy.
£120 / $150 / €140 [No: 22712]

MACREADY, William Charles (1793-1873). Actor.
Autograph Letter Signed to (William) Torrens McCullagh (1813-1894, Irish politician and author), 2 pages 12mo on black-edged paper, Sherborne House, Dorchester, 13 August 1856. Thanking him for a manuscripts and for his biography of 'our excellent friend'.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 25706]

MACREADY, William Charles (1793-1873). Actor.
Conclusion (four lines) and signature from an Autograph Letter Signed, undated. Six further lines on the reverse.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7866]

MAEURER, Gustav (1880-1968). Violinist, composer & conductor.
Concert programme, inscribed and signed, 1 page 8vo (untidy edge, hole in the middle, probably from former mounting), Wiesbaden, 29 July 1903.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22726]

MAGALOFF, Nikita (1912-1992). Swiss pianist.
Signature on an album leaf, ca 95 x 160 mm (3½ x 6 inches). An unrelated photograph adhering to the reverse.
£20 / $25 / €23 [No: 20178]

MANNS, Sir August (1825-1907). Conductor of the Crystal Palace concerts.
Menu Signed, a 'Complimentary Supper' given by the Edinburgh Society of Musicians at the Royal Hotel, 10 January 1894. The word 'Menu' in embossed gold, ca 180 x 80 mm (7 x 3½ inches).
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22799]

MARCHESI, Blanche (1863-1840). French-English singer.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Dearest Maud', 2 pages 8vo (oblong, somewhat soiled), 16 Greville Place, 'Wednesday' no date. Thanking her for a tray.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 22816]

MARETZEK, Max (1821-1897). Conductor & impressario.
Fragment of an Autograph Letter Signed to Mme Kelse, 1 page 8vo on lined paper, no place, no date. '... which you please send to me at your convenience.'
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22818]

MARRAS, Giacinto (1810-1883). Singer.
Autograph Letter Signed in English to C. Lonsdale, 3 pages 8vo with integral address-leaf (soiled), Hesketh Villa, Torquay, 16 september 1859. Urging Lonsdale to publish two compositions by Signor Badia, whose work is meeting great success when sung by Marras.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22895]

MARSHALL, Herbert Brough Falcon (1890-1966). Actor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Palgrave, 1 page 8vo, 1 Victoria Mansions, 7 April no year. Thanking Palgrave for the offer of a lighter from which to sketch the Thames.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22917]

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]

MARTIN, Helen Faucit (1814-1898). Actress.
Two Autograph Letters Signed, to Miss Cole and Lady Cole, 6 pages 8vo, Onslow Square, 23 March and 21 December no year. Apologising to Miss Cole for the delay in thanking her for a 'pretty note about the Lady Beatrice', and declining an invitation from Lady Cole because of another engagement.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 26588]

MARTIN, Helen Faucit (1814-1898). Actress.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Beale, 3½ pages 8vo, 31 Onslow Square, 18 May no year. Crying off a visit as they are to go to either Paris or Wales, and complaining repeatedly and dramatically about the cold winds.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 25675]

MARTIN, Lady Helena (1814-1898). Actress; wife of Sir Theodore Martin.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Holman Hunt, 2 pages 8vo, 31 Onslow Square, 19 May no year. Regretfully declining an invitation on account of continued ill health ('I have been so much weakened ... that I have no courage to think ever of accepting any engagements').
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22933]

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]

MASSE, Victor (1822-1884). French composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Mon cher Denis', 1 page 8vo on blind-stamped monogrammed paper, with blank leaf, 27 April no year. A hasty note asking for a box for the same evening.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 25452]

MASSENET, Jules (1842-1912). Composer.
Large music manuscript, a page of the full score of his opera Bacchus on 22 staves with a pasted-on strip. The manuscript measures 400 x 400mm (16 x 16 inches) at its widest point.
£500 / $625 / €585 [No: 22251]

MATHEWS, Charles James (1803-1878). Comedian and dramatist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Messrs Syms of Furnival's Inn, 1½ pages 8vo, Edinburgh, 19 June 1863. Investigating a bogus claim made in his name against the South Western Company.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 2868]

MATHEWS, Charles James (1803-1878). Comedian and dramatist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent (no superscript), 2 pages 8vo, no place, 'Wednesday evening' no date. Upbraiding his correspondent for sending his post by coach and not by mail.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23015]

MATTHEWS, Denis James (1919-1988). Pianist & composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to the tenor [Derek] Oldham (1887-1968), 1 page 8vo (traces of former mounting), 9 Upper Phillimore Gardens, Campden Hill, 30 January 1953. Sending effusive gratitude for Oldham's letter of congratulations on one of his broadcasts ('broadcasting is apt to feel such an impersonal affair and one often wonders how things have really sounded').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24897]

MATTHEWS, Jessie (1907-1981). Actress, dancer & singer.
Signature on the back of a 4-page programme for Harlequinade at the Pavilion, Bath, 8 October 1948.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23019]

MAUDE, Cyril (1862-1951). Actor & theatre manager.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear old Gillie', 2 conjoint pages 8vo, on writing paper of the Haymarket Theatre, 9 September no year [ca 1897]. Regretting that he is unable to offer Gillie a part in The Little Minister because [J.M.] Barrie wants someone taller.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23024]

MAUDE, Cyril (1862-1951). Actor & theatre manager.
Autograph Letter Signed to Ashman, 1 page 8vo, Redlap, Dartmough, 7 November no year ['1928' in another hand]. Promising to send a package by train.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23022]

MAYER, Sir Robert (1879-1985). Business man, patron of music & philanthropist.
Two Autograph Letters Signed, one to [Joseph] Joachim, one to Frau Joachim, the second in German, in all 3½ pages 8vo, Vernet-les Bains and Harefield, 1932 and 1933. Urging Joachim to approach Malcolm Sargent for conducting opportunities at the [Royal] College [of Music], as an alternative to the expense of a concert.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23058]

MELBA, Dame Nellie (1861-1931). Soprano.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lady Sheffield, 1½ pages 4to, Balmacaan, Drumnadrochit, Inverness, no date. A thank-you letter for the loan of a handkerchief ('so badly needed'), wishing Lady Sheffield pleasure in 'the bridge a deux', and enthusing about the advantages of Scotland.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 25151]

MELLON, Sarah Jane (1824-1909). Actress.
Autograph Letter Signed to J[ohn Baldwin] Buckstone (1802-1879, actor and manager) at the Haymarket Theatre, 1 page 8vo with integral address-leaf, Lyceum, no date. Asking him to leave her name 'admissable after 7 o'clock'.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23077]

MERRICK, Frank (1886-1891). Pianist & composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Trevor Harvey, 2 pages 8vo, 5 Horbury Crescent, Bayswater, 2 July 1966. Praising Harvey's radio performances, though noting that 'the fs were terrifically loud and the Ps too soft' [evidently written before the invention of MP3 and the iPod].
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23118]

MOISEIWITCH, Benno (1890-1963). Pianist.
Signature on an album leaf, ca 110 x 170 mm (4½ x 6½ inches) beside a photograph of the pianist seated at the keyboard.
£25 / $31 / €29 [No: 7074]

MOLLOY, James Lynam (1837-1909). Irish composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Father Bacchin, 1 page 8vo (some foxing, the second, blank, leaf torn off somewhat irregularly), Woolley, Henley-on-Thames, 16 march 1891. Asking that the postman bring the other volume of 'Virginians' and adding 'If the postman shd not be available, Mr Broad the Butcher wd do.'
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23245]

MONTEUX, Pierre (1875-1964). Orchestral conductor.
Bold Signature in pencil on the title page of a programme for the Bradford Subscription Concerts of the Hallé Orchestra of 23 October 1936.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23316]

MOORE, Mary (1861-1931). Actress.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lady Young, 1 page 8vo, 3 Ulster Terrace, Regents Park, 29 June 1905. Accepting an invitation to lunch and admiting that she 'enjoyed America immensely'.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23336]

MORE, Kenneth (1914-1982). Actor.
Brief Autograph Note Signed ('Kenny') on a grey card, to Nick (probably Nicholas Bentley), no date. '... I will read your Book with great interest!'
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1205]

MORLEY, Robert (1908-1992). Actor.
Brief Autograph Note Signed ('Robt') on a correspondence card to 'Gordon', Fairmans, Wargrave, no date. 'Thank you so much.'
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 23370]

MORTON, John Madison
Autograph Letter Signed, 1 page 8vo, no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0623]

MURRAY, Henry Leigh (1820-1870). Actor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Simpson, 2½ pages 8vo, no place, 4 September 1854. Explaining that Mrs Murray's illness had necessitated his remaining in Edinburgh and delayed his meeting with Simpson in Paris.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23489]
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NARES, (William) Owen (1888-1943). Stage & film actor.
Signature ('Owen Nares', underlined) on a small white card, ca 40 x 75 mm (1½ x 3 inches).
£25 / $31 / €29 [No: 20175]

NATION, W.H.C. Actor-manager.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, 20 King Street, St James's, 8 June 1870. Offering to meet his correspondent.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23606] Longer description

NEILSON, Julia Emilie (1868-1957). Actress & theatre manager.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs MacGregor, on two sides of a correspondence card (one corner bent), Portland Place, no date. Promising to come, but warning that she may be late, though she will try to leave rehearsals early.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23620]

NEILSON, Lilian Adelaide (1848-1880). Actress (real name Elizabeth Ann Brown).
Autograph Note Signed, 1 page 8vo, 6 St Helens Place, Bishopsgate Street, 'Saturday Aug Second' n.y [watermark 1878]. An order for 'a good Private Box or Stalls', together with a biographical pamphlet entitled Miss Neilson / Haymarket Theatre dated January 17, 1876.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23621]

NEVILLE, Henry (1837-1910). Actor.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 3 pages 8vo, Crescent House, Haverstock Hill, 5 June 1881. Apologising for the delay in returning his correspondent's play which, though he found it 'poetic & very interesting', he does not wish to 'risk at the Adelphi'.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23637]

NEWMAN, Ernest (1868-1959). Music critic.
Autograph Letter Signed to Joachim, 1 page 8vo, Polperro, Tadworth, Surrey, 31 July 1952. Reporting Wagner's brief interest in vegetarianism.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23653]

NEWMAN, Ernest (1868-1959). Music critic.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed lady ('Dear Madam'), 2 pages 8vo, Polperro, Tadworth, Surrey, 22 June 1931. Sending a cautious welcome to her scheme for a wider diffusion of Wagner's music, but declining to participate on the grounds of ill health.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23654]

NEWSTEAD, Arthur (1881-1952). Pianist.
Autograph Letter Signed on a letter-card to Miss G. Levy, no place, postmarked 25 January 1911. Suggesting that she should write to Bauer directly, though he is unaware of his movements nor his fees.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23658]

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]

NISBETT, Louisa Cranstoun (1812-1858). Actress.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, Hammersmith, 18 July no year. Regretting that she will not be going north for some time.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23713]

NOVELLO, (Joseph) Alfred (1810-1896). Music publisher.
Autograph Letter Signed to T[homas] Alsager (1779-1846, financial journalist and businessman), 1 page 4to with integral address-leaf and red wax seal (somewhat worn), on writing-paper of the London Sacred Music Warehouse, 12 June 1845. Thanking Alsager for tickets for a performance of Beethoven Quartets.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 23779]

NOVELLO, Clara (1818-1908). Soprano.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Gentlemen'), 1 page 8vo, 9 Porchester Terrace, Bayswater, 2 July 1858. Accepting the invitation to appear at the Leeds Festival.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 23781]
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OAKLEY, Sir Herbert Stanley (1830-1903). Musical composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to ?F. A. Neames, 2 pages 8vo, on writing paper of the Music Class Room, Park Place, University of Edinburgh, 22 February no year. Praising his correspondent's playing of Bach fugues and giving permission for the publication of two of his chants.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23793]

O'NEILL, William Chichester, Baron (1813-1883). Musical composer & organist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Captain Petrie, 1 page 8vo, 117 Piccadilly, 27 June 1881. Returning the proof of his remarks on 'Mr Ground's paper' (no longer present).
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 23849]

ORGER, Mrs Mary Ann (1788-1849). Actress.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent (the manager of the Haymarket Theatre), 2 pages 4to (part of the conjoint, blank page missing), Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, 27 May 1817. Offering her services for the following season.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 24021]

OSBORNE, George Alexander (1806-1893). Pianist & composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Canon Duckworth, 1 page 8vo (laid down), 5 Ulster Terrace, Regent's Park, 9 September 1885. Reporting on his impending trip to the seaside and promising to call upon the Canon at the Abbey on his return.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24060]

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]
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PADEREWSKI, Ignace (1860-1941). Polish pianist & statesman.
Autograph Music Quotation Signed ('with every good wish I J Paderewski'), on a 4to page excised from an album, 20 November 1902. Three bars from the second act of his opera Manru.
£285 / $356 / €333 [No: 26110]

PADEREWSKI, Ignace Jan (1860-1941). Polish pianist & statesman.
Signature ('I J Paderewski'), and sentiment ('in kind remembrance of'), on an 4to leaf, Torquay, 21 March 1899. Lower down on the page is a similar signature from Otto Neitzel (1852-1920, German composer, pianist and writer on music), also from Torquay, 28 October 1899.
£150 / $187 / €175 [No: 26084]

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, 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]

PARRATT, Sir Walter (1841-1924). Organist & composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Barnett, 4 pages 8vo, Stourport, 30 July no year. A critique of a piece of music ('a nice unaffected little piece, much pleasanter to play than half the frantic operatic arrangements so much in vogue now'), and reporting that they had dined with the Stanley Baldwin's.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 24401]

PARRATT, Sir Walter (1841-1924). Organist & composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Reynor on one side of a correspondence card, The Cloisters, Windsor Castle, 13 February 1913. Congratulating Reynor on his part-song, thanking him for the dedication, and offering to try to 'get it done',
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 25986]

PAUER, Ernst (1826-1905). Austrian pianist and composer.
Autograph Letter (third person) to Mrs Darrock, 3 pages 8vo, 3 Cranley Place, Onslow Square, 8 March 1862. Offering her three tickets to his 'last historical Concert' and asking that she collect him after the concert to discuss lesson terms ('much better arranged verbally than by writing').
£48 / $60 / €56 [No: 24450]

PEARMAN, William (fl. 1810-1824). Vocalist.
Autograph Letter (third person), 1 page 8vo (closely trimmed at the left-hand margin), no place, 29 February 1820. Agreeing to perform an Oratorio at the Royal Coburg Theatre for four performances for the sum of £30.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 24479]

PEMBERTON, Charles Reece (1790-1840). Actor & public lecturer.
Autograph Letter Signed (without salutation) to Pearson, 3 pages 4to, 'At Mr Robinson's', 5 August 1826. A lengthy attempt to secure Pearson's patronage, utilising both pathos and braggadocio.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 26356]

PENLEY, William Sydney (1852-1912). Actor-manager.
Autograph Letter Signed to S.C. Walpole at the Naval & Military Club, Globe Theatre, no date. Sending a hand bill for a benefit performance of Charley's Aunt in aid of those bereaved by the loss of HMS Victoria, and asking Walpole to display it.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 24505]

PEPPERCORN, Gertrude English pianist.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Australian violinist, Daisy Kennedy, 2 pages 8vo, 9 Boundary Road, St John's Wood, 2 July no year. Thanking Miss Kennedy for playing with her, declaring how much she enjoyed it.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24514]

PERREN, George (1827-1909). Operatic tenor.
Carte-de-visite Photograph Signed in the white margin below the picture, no date. With kindest regards / From / George Perren.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 24525]

PETRASSI, Goffredo (1904-2003). Italian composer, conductor & teacher.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Hans] Roest in French, 1 page 4to, Rome, 5 August 1974. Thanking Roest for birthday wishes and for appreciation of his work that had been played by the BBC.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 24572]

PETRI, Egon (1881-1962). Pianist.
Signature and subscription cut from the foot of a letter. 'Believe me / yours very truly / Egon Petri.'
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 24085]

PETTINGELL, Frank (1891-1966). Actor.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent (presumably a bookseller), 1 page 8vo with ½-page postscript, Highfield Lodge, no date [watermark of the BBC]. Returning a copy of the "Vicar" (?of Wakefield) ('I find that all books with red leather binding always split and fray badly'). Pettingell's extensive collection of playscripts resides at the University of Kent.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24576]

PHELPS, Samuel (1804-1878). Actor.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo, 8 Canonbury Square, 15 June no year (note from the recipient at the top). Asking £120 for twelve nights' appearance and complaining of the heat ('if you are doing steady business under it the Dublin people must be devils for the play').
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24581]

PHILLIPS, Montague Fawcett (1885-1969). Composer.
Signature ('Yours sincerely Montague Phillips') on a postcard with a photograph of Phillips, probably cut from a magazine, and his name printed at the foot.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 24621]

PIETTE, Henri & REDING, Janice Piano duo.
Autograph Letter Signed (by both) in French to Monsieur Roth, the text in the hand of Janice Reding, 1 page 4to on air paper (somewhat creased, some ragged edges) Gresous, Switzerland, 13 December no year (received stamp 17 December 1947). Discussing a proposed concert of works by Bela Bartok.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24641]

PLAYFAIR, Arthur (1860-1918). Actor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Harper Lewis, 1 page 8vo, Terry's Theatre, Strand, no date. Declining to fall in with Mrs Harper Lewis's plans because he and his wife are to visit her father for the weekend.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24732]

PLAYFAIR, Sir Nigel Ross (1874-1934). Actor & theatre manager.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo on black-edged paper(some fading), Garrick Club, 22 October no year. Affirming that he played parts both in The Tempest and The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24735]

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]

PRICE, Stephen (1783-1840). American manager of Drury Lane Theatre.
Autograph Letter Signed to Thomas Hill, 1 page 4to with integral address-leaf and red wax seal (seal tear affecting one word), no place, 10 December no year. Inviting Hill to a 'small & private' party to meet Cooper 'the Yankee actor'.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 25106]

PRITCHARD, Sir John Michael (1918-1989). Conductor.
Typewritten Letter Signed as conductor of the Derby Philharmonic Orchestra and the Derby String Orchestra to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, 25 Bedford Street, Derby, 7 July 1944. Asking for a copy of the score of Finzi's Dies Natalis 'for Soprano and Strings'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 25115]
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RAILTON, Dame Ruth (1915-2001). Founder of the National Youth Orchestra.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Peter Wiener, Chairman Ramsgate Arts Society, 1 page 4to (filing holes), on writing paper of the National Youth Orchestra, 4 March 1966. Offering to do what she can for his organisation and enclosing a photograph (no longer present) depicting her orchestra performing in the Athens Festival.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 25554]

RAMBERT, Dame Marie (1888-1982). Ballet dancer & founder of the Rambert Dance Company.
Signed (on the cover) Programme of the Sunday Ballet Club at the Lyric Theatre, 26 November, 1961 (a little worn, one central crease).
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 26516]

RANDEGGER, Alberto (1832-1911). Music teacher & composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed woman ('Madame'), 1 page 8vo (lacking the blank leaf), 31 Orchard Street, Portman Square, 28 June 1869. Agreeing to set a poem to music 'for the occasion mentioned in your letter'.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 25727]

RANSFORD, Edwin (1805-1876). Singer & composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Soward, 1 page 8vo on embossed writing paper of Ransford & Son music sellers and publishers, 9 June 1868. Forwarding a note of Mr Hatton's.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 25730]

RAWLINGS, Margaret (1906-1996). Actress.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Aubrey-Moore, 2 pages 8vo (remains of tape in right hand margin on reverse), 72 Westbourne Terrace, 1 May no year. A sad letter of refusal to send letters from famous people accompanied by an invitation to visit.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 25749]

RAYNER, Lionel Benjamin (1788-1855). Actor.
Autograph Letter Signed [to the manager of Drury Lane Theatre], 1 page 4to, 1 Crown Street, Westminster, 20 September no year [watermark 1810]. Offering his services for one night only, which will fit his plans for a northern engagement.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 25815]

READ, Ernest (1879-1965). Conductor, organist & music educator.
Autograph Letter Signed on one side of a correspondence card to Miss Walker, 4 Milborne Grove, 28 November 1911. Offering a ticket to her Professor Adams and suggesting she share it with another member of 'our Saturday class'.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 25816]

REINAGLE, Alexander Robert (1799-1877). Organist.
Autograph Letter (third person) to Mrs Livingston, 1 page 4to (small tear, and old repair to the back) no place, no date. Promising to send a song as soon as it reappears from the engraver.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 25966]

REJANE, Gabrielle (1857-1920). French actress.
Signature on an 8vo pink album leaf (small tear at the head), dated 1910.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 24089]

RICHARDS, Henry Brinley (1819-1885). Pianist & composer.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Brinley Richards') to [Mary] Carmichael, 3 pages 8vo, 6 Saint Mary Abbot's Terrace, Kensington, 'Wednesday Morning' no date. Praising her work.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 22323]

RICHARDSON, Sir Ralph David (1902-1983). Actor.
Archive of the Richardson family including 4 Autograph Letters Signed of Sir Ralph to his uncle Gilbert, 13 pages 4to and 1 page 4to, 1917-1920, where dated, Brighton and London.
£225 / $281 / €263 [No: 25884]

ROBESON, Paul (1898-1976). American actor and singer.
Postcard-sized photograph (head and shoulders), 5½ x 3½ inches (135 x 86 mm.), a sepia-toned image, clearly signed in ink in the lower right hand corner, undated.
£350 / $437 / €409 [No: 26020]

ROBESON, Paul (1898-1976). American actor and singer.
Signature ('Kind wishes / Paul Robeson') on a small white card, ca 40 x 75 mm (1½ x 3 inches). Together with a postcard-sized photograph of Robeson.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 20170]

ROBEY, Sir George Edward (1869-1954). Comedian.
Self caricature in blue and red pen, signed and inscribed. On a postcard, 140 x 85 mm. (5½ x 3¼ inches). Undated.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 25245]

ROBEY, Sir George Edward (1869-1954). Comedian.
Signed photograph, head-and-shoulders in wig and feathered hat, ca 100 x 60 mm (4 x 2½ inches).
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 5979]

ROBSON, Flora (1892-1984). Actress.
Signature ('Yours sincerely / Flora Robson') on a scrap of paper, 60 x 100 mm (ca 2½ x 4 inches).
£25 / $31 / €29 [No: 20141]

ROSSINI, Gioachino (1792-1868). Composer.
Letter Signed (in full 'Gioachino Rossini') to the composer and piano-maker, C[amille] Pleyel, in Paris; 1 page 4to with address-leaf, Florence, 21 May 1852. Complaining about the delay in the delivery of a grand piano.
£1100 / $1375 / €1287 [No: 26314]

ROSTAL, Max (1905-1991). Violinist.
Signature in ink on the remains of an album leaf, no date.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 21423]

RUSSELL, Henry (1812-1900). Vocalist & song-composer.
Autograph Music Quotation Signed, contained in a letter to Alexander Ingram, 1 page 8vo, Renfrewshire Advertiser Office, Paisley, 30 Novemer 1847. The first two bars of Woodman spare that tree! with words.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 23194]

RUSSELL, Henry (1812-1900). Vocalist & song-composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Master Edwin Davis', 4 pages 8vo (bit missing from the top of the first page, not affecting the text), 18 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, 18 September 1856. Praising young Davis's letter (not only ably dictated, but it is admirably written'), making it well deserving of Russell's 'little present'.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 23195]
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SABATA, Victor de (1892-1967). Italian conductor & composer.
Signature on the cover of an 8vo programme for a concert at the Royal Albert Hall (folds), 4 June 1946. The programme includes works by Dvorak, Berlioz and Dukas, ending with a no-doubt rousing rendition of Ravel's Bolero.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 26213]

SAINTON-DOLBY, Charlotte Helen (1821-1885). Singer & composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Philips, 1½ pages 8vo, 71 Gloucester Place, 22 November 1880. Sending thanks for the gift of pheasants.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 26218]

SAINT-SAENS, Camille (1835-1921). French pianist, organist and composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to a lady (a singer), 2 pages 8vo on black-edged paper, no place, no date [1881 or later].
£275 / $343 / €321 [No: 25850]

SALAMAN, Charles Kensington (1814-1901). Composer.
Autograph Music Quotation Signed, three staves cut out and laid down on a small card (some foxing), dated 27 December 1883 and then again on the card 1884. The music sets Shakespeare's sonnet 44 (If the dull substance of my flesh were Thought), and appears to have been sent as a new year's greeting.
£50 / $62 / €58 [No: 25989]

SANTLEY, Sir Charles (1834-1922). Singer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Cowen on two sides of a correspondence card (slight traces of former mounting at the top), 5 Upper Hamilton Terrace, 1 October 1886. Explaining that he sings at the Carmelites only once or twice a year during the 40 hour exposition in Lent, but on Sundays he appears at the Passionist Church in Highgate.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 25985]

SANTLEY, Sir Charles (1834-1922). Singer.
Brief Autograph Letter Signed to 'Dear Harry', 1 page 8vo (oblong) in his characteristic green ink, 67 Carlton Hill, 23 January 1911. An invitation to dine the following Thursday ('house coat etc, nightshirt if you prefer it or pajjamas [sic]')
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 26239]

SARAM, Rohan de (b. 1939). Cellist.
Signature on the title page of an 8vo programme of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, 18 November 1967.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 25048]

SARGENT, Sir Malcolm (1895-1967). Orchestral conductor
Interesting Typewritten Letter Signed to Professor Walter Dilling with autograph note at the foot, 2 pages 4to, 9 Albert Hall Mansions, 23 March 1949, with Dilling's reply. Discussing the resignation of [Hugo] Rignold, Sargent's successor as conductor at the Liverpool Philharmonic, and regretting that his own suggested policy for the future of the orchestra had not been reported.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 26240]

SARGENT, Sir Malcolm (1895-1967). Orchestral conductor
Signature, in pencil, on an album leaf, ca 110 x 170 mm (4½ x 6½ inches).
£20 / $25 / €23 [No: 7073]

SCHARRER, Irene (1888-1971). Pianist.
Music quotation signed and inscribed, on a small piece, 75 x 144 mm. (ca. 3 x 5½ inches), corners cut away (slight soiling), 18 August ?1953. The opening of Sinding's Rustle of Spring, which she recorded for HMV (D1087). It is not certain that Irene Scharrer wrote out the music; it may be the work of a more amateur hand, but the signature is hers.
£42 / $52 / €49 [No: 26264]

SCHUMANN, Elisabeth (1885-1952). Soprano.
Autograph Letter Signed in English to the musicologist [Trevor] Harvey, 2 pages 8vo, 5 Thurloe Square, 30 June 1938. Apologising for not being able to see him during her visit, and suggesting that it might be possible when she returns in August.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 26270]

SCHUMANN, Elisabeth (1885-1952). Soprano.
Typewritten Letter Signed in German to the musicologist Trevor Harvey ('Sehr geehrter Herr Hawey' [sic]). ½-page 4to, Vienna, 27 October 1937. Thanking him for his friendly notice of her concert, and telling him that she would be in London at the Hyde Park Hotel on 13 November.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 26271]

SCHWARZ, Rudolf (1905-1994). Conductor.
Typewritten Letter Signed in English to the musicologist and conductor Trevor Harvey, 1 page 4to, Sävedalen, Sweden, 5 January 1949. Congratulating him on the excellence of his broadcast performance.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 26272]

SCHWARZ, Rudolf (1905-1994). Conductor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Thompson, 1 page small 4to, no place, no date. Thanking him for his congratulations and for a catalogue, and promising to look at scores when he was next in Bournemouth.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 26278]

SCOTTI, Antonio (1866-1936). Italian operatic basso.
Bold signature on a yellow 8vo album leaf (oblong) with integral blank, London, July 1913.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24124]

SELBY, Charles (1802-1863). Actor & playwright.
Autograph Letter Signed to J Clinton, 1 page 8vo (somewhat crumpled), 15 Bedford Street, 'Sunday' no date. Sending 'a few costume pieces', though he fears they have been 'too much worn to be useful'.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 26342]

SLOPER, Edward High Lindsay (1826-1887). Pianist, music teacher & composer.
Autograph Letter Signed [to Ignaz Moscheles, 1794-1870, pianist & composer], 3 pages 8vo on black-edged paper, 9 Bentinck Street, Manchester Square, 10 March 1846. Declaring that he had nothing to do with the erroneous report in that morning's Post citing him as the successor to Moscheles, who is to go to Leipzig.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 26566]

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]

SPIEGLER, Arnold Violinist.
Postcard-sized photograph Signed ('Yours / Spiegler / Birmingham / 1912'), a three quarter view of the young violinist playing.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 5990]

STAMPA, George L. (1875-1951). Cartoonist.
Amusing series of 7 Autograph Letters Signed, 5 of them illustrated, 5 to Newall and 2 to Mrs Newall, 10 Hodford Road, Child's Hill and Shaftesbury House, Cheadle Hulme, 10 September 1920 to 19 June 1923, where dated. Negotiating with Newall for the purchase of cartoons, the prices rising from 5 to 10 guineas, and tactfully declining to use any of Newall's ideas.
£325 / $406 / €380 [No: 24080]

STRAUSS, Richard (1864-1949). German conductor and composer.
Fine postcard-sized photograph signed in the white space at the foot, in heavy indelible pencil. The composer is seated, hands crossed on his knee.
£425 / $531 / €497 [No: 7913]

SULLIVAN, Sir Arthur (1842-1900). Composer.
Letter Signed to the editor of the Pall Mall Gazette [William T. Stead], 1 page 8vo with integral blank leaf, 1 Queen's Mansions, 12 January 1884. Marked 'Private' at the head, thanking Stead for his 'great kindness & consideration' during his illness.
£350 / $437 / €409 [No: 26330]

SULLIVAN, Sir Arthur (1842-1900). Composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Agnew, 2 pages 8vo (integral blank removed), Albert Mansions, 'Thursday', no date. Apologising for not offering her a lesson the previous week due to working all night, and offering her a lesson the following day.
£350 / $437 / €409 [No: 26406]

SWINSTEAD, Felix Gerald (1880-1959). Pianist & composer.
Signature on blue paper, laid down on a pink album leaf, ca 70 x 110 mm (2½ x 4½ inches).
£18 / $22 / €21 [No: 6336]

SZIGETI, Joseph (1892-1973). Violinist.
Good quality reproduction photograph (half-length with violin), signed and inscribed in ink and dated 1952.
£185 / $231 / €216 [No: 23258]

SZIGETI, Joseph (1892-1973). Violinist.
Signature and dedication ('Yours truly') on the remains of an album leaf, ca 70 x 160 mm (2½ x 6½ inches), 13 November 1908.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24086]
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TAMBERLINCK, Enrico (1820-1880). Italian tenor.
Autograph Letter Signed in French to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 16mo on pink paper, 'Vendredi', no date. Explaining that it would be impossible for him to keep an appointment on Sunday, and asking him to return the album by his servant.
£120 / $150 / €140 [No: 22536]

TAUBER, Richard (1892-1948). Opera singer and conductor.
Signature on a small white card, ca 40 x 75 mm (1½ x 3 inches), dated 1937 in his hand.
£50 / $62 / €58 [No: 20173]

TEMPEST, Marie (1864-1942). Singer and actress.
Signature on a small white card, ca 40 x 75 mm (1½ x 3 inches).
£28 / $35 / €32 [No: 20144]

TERRY, Dame (Alice) Ellen (1847-1928). Actress.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Nell') to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, 22 Barkston Gardens, Earls Court, 'Friday', no date.
£120 / $150 / €140 [No: 25262]

TERRY, Dame (Alice) Ellen (1847-1928). Actress.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo (a little creased, traces of mounting, one small corner missing), Lyceum Theatre, 30 October 1885. Acknowledging a letter of sympathy passed on by the actor-manager Henry Irving, and referring to difficulties with neuralgia which are impeding a busy work period.
£110 / $137 / €128 [No: 26527]

TERRY, Marion (1856-1930). Actress.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss [Nona] Stewart, 2½ pages 8vo, 32 Buckingham Palace Mansions, 23 June 1900. Reporting wistfully that she had bought neither the paste pendant nor a buckle she had admired, as 'Times are bad just now & I could not indulge in luxuries'.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 22263]

TETRAZZINI, Luisa (1871-1940). Operatic soprano.
Postcard depicting in colour a cottage at Barmouth, signed in ink and dated at London 10 December 1907.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 24464]

THOMAS, Arthur Goring (1850-1892). Composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Mary] Carmichael, 2 pages 8vo (blank page split), 35 Eccleston Square, 'Thursday' no date. Promising to come to hear Miss Phillips sing if his schedule allows.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22345]

TIBBETT, Lawrence (1896-1960). American baritone.
Signature on an album page, ca 95 x 160 mm (3½ x 6½ inches).
£25 / $31 / €29 [No: 20137]

TOSCANINI, Arturo (1864-1957). Italian conductor.
Signed Photograph, 19 x 12 cms. (7½ x 4½ inches), signed in red ink the white space at the foot. Showing Toscanini in a pensive mood, holding his baton to his lips.
£350 / $437 / €409 [No: 25579]

TREBELLI, Zelia (1838-1892). French singer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Hawkins, 2½ pages 8vo, Victoria Street, 'Friday' no date. Arranging to call.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 22321]

TURNER, Dame Eva (1892-1990). Opera singer
Typewritten Letter Signed on a correspondence card to Neil Tierney, 2 sides, 26 Palace Court, 28 May 1971. Recalling a meeting with Tierney, sending him a photograph, and conveying best wishes to Marjorie Hill.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 20063]
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VANBRUGH, Irene (1872-1949). Actress.
Autograph Letter Signed to Davis, 1½ pages 4to (oblong), 14 Hanover Square, 13 April no year. Expressing sadness at the passing of Mrs Walter Abrahams, a stalwart of the Theatrical Ladies Guild.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 25997]

VEZIN, Hermann (1829-1910). Actor.
Postcard-sized photograph Signed, a head and shoulders view in profile of the white-haired actor.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 6012]

VIARDOT, [Michelle] Pauline (1821-1910). Mezzo-soprano.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Pauline Viardot') to Mr Billing, 1 page 8vo, 'Sunday', no date. Asking for two tickets for the zoological gardens ('I do not know any nicer place for a Sunday').
£175 / $218 / €204 [No: 22534]

VIARDOT, [Michelle] Pauline (1821-1910). Mezzo-soprano.
Black-edged calling card, with printed name and an autograph message starting on the front and concluding with signature on the reverse, 11 November no year. A note of thanks to Madame Hellmann, with the suggestion that Saturday at 3:00 might be convenient. Traces of former mounting hinges at the top.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 25686]
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WEINGARTNER, Felix (1863-1942). Conductor and composer.
Signature on white card, ca 55 x 90 mm (2½ x 3½ inches).
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 5214]
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