Lot 49: Gladstone (W.E., prime minister and author,
December 14, 2012
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Gladstone (W.E., prime minister and author, 1809-98).- Letters & cut signatures to W.E. or Mrs. Gladstone, including: William Morris, G.F. Watts, Edward Burne-Jones, Frederick Leighton, J.E. Millais and other artists (some concerning portraits of Gladstone); James Russell Lowell, William T. Stead, Sir Henry Irving, Joseph Joachim, Louis Blanc, Andrew Lang, Michael Davitt, Auberon Herbert (2), Walter Besant; and signatures of Charles Darwin (autograph envelope for his letter to Gladstone, now BL Add. 4471:5), Tennyson & Browning (envelope fronts), Gladstone, Palmerston, Lord John Russell, Robert Peel, Queen Victoria ("The Queen"), and others, most tipped-in or laid down, a few loose, ink signature of Mary G. Burnett on front free endpaper, original green morocco album, gilt, rubbed, spine working loose, g.e., oblong 4to, 1870s - 80s (c. 100 pieces). ***Provenance: Mary G. Burnett, author of Mrs. Gladstone and her Good Works, McClure's Magazine, 1893..