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This is a index of particularly fine items or collections.

ANNE (1665-1714). Queen of Great Britain and Ireland.
Letter Signed and subscribed in French ('Mon Frere / Votre bonne Soeur / Anne R'), to the duke of Lorraine, 2 pages folio with address-leaf, St James's, 23 April 1709.
£1550 / $1999 / €1798 [No: 26256]

BABBAGE, Charles (1791-1871). Mathematician and computer pioneer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('My dear Sir'), 1½ pages 4to, Dorset Street, Manchester Square, 7 June 1838.
£1250 / $1612 / €1450 [No: 25574]

BABBAGE, Charles (1791-1871). Mathematician and computer pioneer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Horner, 1 page 8vo with address-leaf, Dorset Street, 2 July '1840' (the year in another hand).
£750 / $967 / €870 [No: 25931]

BARNUM, Phineas Taylor (1810-1891). American showman.
Autograph Letter Signed to [William T. Stead], editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, 1 page 8vo with integral blank, headed paper of Waldemere, Bridgeport, CT, no date.
£750 / $967 / €870 [No: 26334]

BRIGHT, Richard (1789-1858). Physician.
Small archive including an Autograph Letter Signed to his father, 3 pages 4to (stain at head of first page), 11 Savile Row, 9-10 January 1835.
£750 / $967 / €870 [No: 25428]

CHARLES II (1630-1685). King of England, Scotland and Ireland.
Letter Signed (Charles R' at the head) addressed to 'ye Clerke of Our Signet attending', 1 page folio, Whitehall, 10 May, 13 Charles II [1661].
£1750 / $2257 / €2030 [No: 26610]

CONRAD, Joseph (1857-1924). Author.
Document Signed at the foot, 3 pages large folio on a pre-printed form, completed in manuscript, June 1910.
£650 / $838 / €754 [No: 26045]

CROMWELL, Oliver (1599-1658). Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland.
Document Signed, ('Oliver P[rotector]' at the top), 1 page folio (slightly spotted and browned but in overall good condition), Whitehall, 5 March 1657/8.
£6500 / $8385 / €7540 [No: 26007]

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).
£550 / $709 / €638 [No: 26310]

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.
£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.
£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.
£525 / $677 / €609 [No: 26456]

EDWARD VIII (1894-1972). King of Great Britain and Ireland. Abdicated in 1936.
Autograph Letter Signed ('David') in pencil to his mistress Freda Dudley Ward, 4 pages 8vo on separate leaves, with the original typewritten envelope, 9 June 1919.
£2250 / $2902 / €2610 [No: 26201]

FREDERICK II, The Great (1712-1786). King of Prussia.
Document Signed (hastily written 'Guht / Frederich'), 1 page folio with countersignature of Samuel von Marschall in the bottom right and the date, 12 May 1742.
£875 / $1128 / €1015 [No: 26417]

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).
£1850 / $2386 / €2146 [No: 25855]

GEORGE I (1660-1727). King of Great Britian and Ireland. Elector of Hanover.
Document Signed, a good bold signature, 1 page folio on vellum with papered seal and blue revenue stamps, given at St James's 11 January 1714/15.
£850 / $1096 / €986 [No: 26553]

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.
£750 / $967 / €870 [No: 26037]

HENRIETTA MARIA (1609-1669). Queen of Charles I.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Henriette Marie') in French, to Henry Rich, Lord Holland, her High Steward, 1 page 4to (one small hole), with address-leaf bearing two wax seals, no place, no date.
£1650 / $2128 / €1914 [No: 25626]

HENRY VIII (1491-1547). King of England and Ireland.
Letter Signed and Subscribed ('Vester bonus amicus / Henry R'), in latin, 1 page, 14 x 12½ inches (360 x 320 mm.) with address on the reverse, London, 25 July 1529.
£19500 / $25155 / €22620 [No: 26486]

HOOD, Samuel, first Viscount (1724-1816). Admiral.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Hood') to the Revd Dr Goodall, 1 page 4to (slight traces of mounting, and one endorsement to the reverse), Wimpole Street, 24 April 1798.
£650 / $838 / €754 [No: 25873]

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.
£850 / $1096 / €986 [No: 26576]

JAMES II (1633-1701). King of England, Scotland and Ireland.
Letter Signed in French ('Votre affectionné Cousin / Jacques R'), to Cardinal Cacia, 1 page folio with address-leaf, St Germain en Laye, 24 January 1698.
£1750 / $2257 / €2030 [No: 26416]

JEKYLL, Gertrude (1843-1932). Artist and garden designer.
Autograph Letter Signed and a postcard to Mrs Cecil Mangles, the letter is 2 pages 8vo (slightly chewed at the sides), Munstead Wood, Godalming, 14 May and 6 June 1931.
£850 / $1096 / €986 [No: 23518]

JOHN, Augustus (1878-1961). Artist.
Three Autograph Letters Signed to Alastair Forbes, each of one page small 4to with envelopes, October 1948 to July 1949.
£750 / $967 / €870 [No: 25104]

[KENT, Edward Augustus, Duke of (1767-1820). Father of Queen Victoria.]
Series of letters by Prince Edward's long-standing mistress, Thérèse-Bernardine de Saint Laurent, comtesse de Montegenêt, Paris, 1820-1823.
£1250 / $1612 / €1450 [No: 25933]

KITCHENER, Horatio Herbert, 1st Earl (1850-1916). Field Marshal.
Cabinet-size photograph by G. Lékégian & Co. of Cairo, signed in ink 'Kitchener of Khartoum / Sirdar' [commander-in-chief], no date (after 1892).
£750 / $967 / €870 [No: 26014]

LAUD, William (1573-1645). Archbishop of Canterbury. Executed for treason.
Document Signed ('Guil: Londin:'), 1 page large folio with address-leaf (slightly soiled and rubbed but in generally fine condition), Whitehall, 12 October 1632.
£3250 / $4192 / €3770 [No: 25239]

LAWRENCE, T.E. (1888-1935). 'Lawrence of Arabia'.
Autograph Letter Signed ('T.E. Shaw' and headed from '338171 A/c Shaw at R.A.F. Mount Batten, Plymouth') to [Bertram] Thomas, 1 page 4to with envelope, 10 June 1931.
£2200 / $2838 / €2552 [No: 26105]

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.
£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.
£950 / $1225 / €1102 [No: 25223]

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.
£525 / $677 / €609 [No: 25224]

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.
£500 / $645 / €580 [No: 22251]

MILL, John Stuart (1806-1873). Philosopher and political economist.
Letter Signed with autograph postscript as Chairman of the Jamaica Committee to a subscriber ('Dear Sir'), 3 pages 8vo (lightly mounted), London, 12 November 1867.
£750 / $967 / €870 [No: 25457]

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]

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.
£650 / $838 / €754 [No: 26558]

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]

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.
£2500 / $3225 / €2900 [No: 26547]

PHILIP AND MARY. King and Queen of England
Letter Signed by Mary Tudor and by Philip II (of Spain) as King of England to William, Baron Paget (1505/6-1603), 29 January 1555.
£17500 / $22575 / €20300 [No: 26614]

PITT, William, the younger (1759-1806). Prime Minister 1783-1801 & 1804-1806.
Autograph Letter Signed to G[eorge?] Hammond, 1 page 4to (slightly irregular at left hand margin), Bath, 28 October 1802.
£1250 / $1612 / €1450 [No: 26227]

ROLLS, Charles Stewart (1877-1910). Motor car promotor and aviator.
Correspondence with F. Howard Mercer, pioneering motorist and motoring photographer, together with photographs and related material.
£8000 / $10320 / €9280 [No: 26621]

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.
£1100 / $1419 / €1276 [No: 26314]

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]

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].
£550 / $709 / €638 [No: 26031]

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.
£2500 / $3225 / €2900 [No: 26607]

SMEATON, John (1724-1792). Civil engineer.
Fine Autograph Letter Signed to [Charles] Blagden, secretary to the Royal Society, 2 closely-written pages 4to with address-leaf and red wax seal, Austhorpe, 22 August 1786.
£650 / $838 / €754 [No: 26539]

STEPHENSON, George (1781-1848). Colliery and railway engineer.
Fine long Letter Signed to Inge, 10 pages 8vo on three separate sheets (small pin-holes at the head of each), Tapton House, 24 December 1845.
£1850 / $2386 / €2146 [No: 25603]

STEPHENSON, George (1781-1848). Colliery and railway engineer.
Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 4 pages 8vo (the last a little soiled), Tapton House, 25 June 1841.
£1500 / $1935 / €1740 [No: 26172]

VISCONTI, Ludovico (1791-1853). Architect of Napoleon's tomb at the Invalides.
Six Autograph Letters Signed (one unsigned) to a variety of correspondents, 8 pages 8vo and 4to, integral blanks, Paris and Melun, 5 October 1829 to 7 April 1853.
£650 / $838 / €754 [No: 25402]

WEBSTER, Daniel (1782-1852). American lawyer and statesman.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Signed Photograph Lyman Esq.', 1 page 4to on blue paper with blank leaf, 'Jan 5' [in another hand 'Washington' and '1842'].
£650 / $838 / €754 [No: 25368]

WHITTLE, Sir Frank (1907-1996). Aeronautical engineer and inventor of the jet engine.

Jet The Story of a Pioneer, Frederick Muller Ltd, 1953, first edition, blue cloth, without dust jacket.
£1100 / $1419 / €1276 [No: 25974]

WILLIAM III (1650-1702). King of England, Scotland and Ireland, and prince of Orange.
Document Signed, 1 page folio on vellum with the papered seal intact (age-worn with a some holes slightly affecting the text, a little faint), Breda, 22 May 1694.
£850 / $1096 / €986 [No: 26460]