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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 / $1937 / €1813 [No: 26256]

ANNE (1665-1714). Queen of Great Britain and Ireland.
Document Signed ('Anne R' at the head), 1 page folio (oblong) on vellum, age-soiled and lacking the papered seal, but entirely legible, inlaid in archival paper.
£1100 / $1375 / €1287 [No: 26461]

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 / $937 / €877 [No: 25931]

BABBAGE, Charles (1791-1871). Mathematician and computer pioneer.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Secretary of the Statistical Society, 1 page 8vo, no place, 15 June 1835.
£750 / $937 / €877 [No: 26286]

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 / $937 / €877 [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 / $937 / €877 [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 / $2187 / €2047 [No: 26610]

CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne ('Mark Twain') (1835-1910). American author.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Mark Twain / born S.L. Clemens') to the newpaper editor William T. Stead (1849-1912), 1 page 8vo (marginal splits), Hotel Kratz, Vienna, 24 May 1899.
£2500 / $3125 / €2925 [No: 26335]

COLLINGWOOD, Cuthbert, Baron (1748-1810). Vice-admiral. Second in command at Trafalgar.
Letter Signed to Sir Robert Adair, 1 page folio with second leaf bearing a brief endorsement, Ocean at Malta, 27 January 1809.
£1650 / $2062 / €1930 [No: 26226]

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

CONRAD, Joseph (1857-1924). Author.
Document Signed at the foot, 3 pages large folio on a pre-printed form, completed in manuscript, June 1910.
£650 / $812 / €760 [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 / $8125 / €7604 [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 / $687 / €643 [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 / $1875 / €1754 [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 / $1562 / €1462 [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 / $656 / €614 [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 / $2812 / €2632 [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 / $1093 / €1023 [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 / $2312 / €2164 [No: 25855]

GEORGE I (1660-1727). King of Great Britian and Ireland. Elector of Hanover.
Document Signed (a bold 'George R' at the head) 2 pages from an Establishment Book, large folio on paper (some strengthening at the foot and on the reverse), no date.
£850 / $1062 / €994 [No: 26462]

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 / $1062 / €994 [No: 26553]

GIBBINGS, Robert John (1889-1958). Wood-engraver, author and book designer.
Autograph Letter Signed and 3 Typewritten Letters Signed to Herbert Palmer (1880-1961, poet and literary critic), 6 pages 4to on paper of the Golden Cockerel Press, April-August 1933.
£1150 / $1437 / €1345 [No: 26619]

GORDON, Charles George (1833-1885). Army officer. Killed at Khartoum.
Autograph Letter Signed to General Eyre at 10 Berkeley Square, 1 page 8vo with blank leaf and original envelope, 5 Rochester Place, Southampton, 9 January 1884.
£1100 / $1375 / €1287 [No: 26253]

GORDON, Charles George (1833-1885). Army officer. Killed at Khartoum.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Dyer, 1 page 8vo with blank Leaf, 5 Rockstone Place, Southampton (on United Service Club writing paper), 8 December 1882.
£650 / $812 / €760 [No: 26254]

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 / $937 / €877 [No: 26037]

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 / $812 / €760 [No: 25873]

HOUSMAN, Alfred Edward (1859-1936). Poet and classical scholar.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1½ pages 8vo (on separate pages, slightly soiled), Trinity College, Cambridge, 24 November 1924.
£550 / $687 / €643 [No: 26366]

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 / $1062 / €994 [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 / $2187 / €2047 [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 / $1062 / €994 [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 / $937 / €877 [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 / $1562 / €1462 [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 / $937 / €877 [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 / $4062 / €3802 [No: 25239]

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 / $1187 / €1111 [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 / $656 / €614 [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 / $625 / €585 [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 / $937 / €877 [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 / $1187 / €1111 [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 / $812 / €760 [No: 26558]

NELSON, Horatio, Viscount (1758-1805). Vice-admiral.
Autograph Letter Signed (with the left hand, 'Nelson & Bronte') to captain Sir Edward [Berry], 1 page 4to (old repair to split in centre fold), Merton, 8 June 1802.
£7500 / $9375 / €8775 [No: 25490]

NELSON, Horatio, Viscount (1758-1805). Vice-admiral.
Naval order signed ('Nelson & Bronte'), the text in the hand of his secretary John Scott, to Lord Mark Kerr, Victory, at sea, 26 January 1805.
£4750 / $5937 / €5557 [No: 26464]

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

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 / $3125 / €2925 [No: 26547]

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 / $1562 / €1462 [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 / $10000 / €9360 [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 / $1375 / €1287 [No: 26314]

RUSHOUT, The Hon. Anne (1768-1849). Artist, diarist, botanist and poet.
'MANUSCRIPTS / collected by the / Hon. Anne Rushout', 1 vol. 4to, half-calf, worn but intact, with gilt-lettered leather label to the upper cover.
£550 / $687 / €643 [No: 26560]

SANKEY, Ira David (1840-1908). American evangelist and hymn writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to William T. Stead, then editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, 3 pages 8vo, 110 Newington Green Road, 7 June 1884.
£550 / $687 / €643 [No: 26328]

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 / $687 / €643 [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 / $3125 / €2925 [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 / $812 / €760 [No: 26539]

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 / $1875 / €1754 [No: 26172]

TELFORD, Thomas (1757-1834). Engineer.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Thomas Telford') to Rowland Hunt, Chairman of the Ellesmere Canal Company, 2 pages 4to with integral address-leaf, Shrewsbury, 16 October 1795.
£1250 / $1562 / €1462 [No: 26620]

VICTORIA (1819-1901). Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
Queen Victoria, by Lytton Strachey, first edition 1921, with letters of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert pasted to the endpapers.
£1100 / $1375 / €1287 [No: 25499]

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 / $812 / €760 [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 / $812 / €760 [No: 25368]

WELLINGTON, Arthur Wellesley, duke of (1769-1852).
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo, London, 30 April 1844.
£550 / $687 / €643 [No: 24867]

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 / $1375 / €1287 [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 / $1062 / €994 [No: 26460]