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Antiquarian Books

by Bloomsbury Auctions


419 lots | 279 with images

December 14, 2012

Live Auction

24 Maddox Street

London, W1S 1PP United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)207 495 9494

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Somerset, Merridge.- Charter of confirmation by

Lot 1: Somerset, Merridge.- Charter of confirmation by

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Description: Somerset, Merridge.- Charter of confirmation by which Matild de Chandos grants to Walter Hakeball, one measure of land with appurtenances in the northern part of the town of Merrigge near Spakeston [Merridge near Spaxton], which Richard Albus held, witnesses: Philipe de Horly, William de Bagedripe, Matthew de Braderne and others, manuscript in Latin, on vellum, 7 lines, 2 small holes, folds, creased, slightly soiled, lacks seal, 76 x 170mm., n.d. [early thirteenth century].

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Yorkshire, Pollington.- Grant by William Bate de

Lot 2: Yorkshire, Pollington.- Grant by William Bate de

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Description: Yorkshire, Pollington.- Grant by William Bate de Goldale to [?Radulphus] Fomorie one selion of land lying in Lundcroft [near Pollington], witnesses: ?John de Heton, Henry de Hecke [Heck], Thomas de Snayth [Snaith] and others, manuscript in land, on vellum, 14 lines, lacks seal, slight staining not affecting legibility, small piece of right hand corner cut away slightly affecting one word, folds, creased, modern notes on verso, 110 x 180mm., n.d. [thirteenth century].

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Yorkshire, Pollington.- Grant with warrant by

Lot 3: Yorkshire, Pollington.- Grant with warrant by

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Description: Yorkshire, Pollington.- Grant with warrant by Alice Faraydone de Goudale to Edmund son of Hugh of Goudale one selion of land in Goudale called Periscroft, witnesses: William de pouet, Henry de Hecke, John de Goudale and others, manuscript in Latin, on vellum, 13 lines, ruled in red, lacks seal, small stain, one small hole slightly affecting text, folds, slightly browned and creased, 105 x 190mm., [thirteenth century].

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Yorkshire, Pollington.- Quitclaim, John son of

Lot 4: Yorkshire, Pollington.- Quitclaim, John son of

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Description: Yorkshire, Pollington.- Quitclaim, John son of Hugh of Goldale, grants to Henry, son of John of Heck land in the town of Polington [Pollington], witnesses: John de Merebiri, William Golding, Eadward de Gold and others, manuscript in Latin, on vellum, 9 lines, lacks seal, folds, creased, contemporary endorsement and modern ink inscription on verso, 80 x 240mm., n.d. [thirteenth century].

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Savoy (Counts of) Documents concerning the ruling

Lot 5: Savoy (Counts of) Documents concerning the ruling

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Description: Savoy (Counts of) Documents concerning the ruling family of Savoy, being mainly donations by or relating to Philip I, Amedeus III, Amedeus IV, Amedeus V, Aymon and Edward, 9 manuscripts in Latin, on vellum, 1 document worn with loss, all with some browning, fading, staining and spotting, a few holes, most legible, 4 with remains of seals, v.s. (largest 320 x 330mm., smallest 80 x 150mm.), v.d., [thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries].

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Kent, Downe.- Gift and confirmation with warranty

Lot 6: Kent, Downe.- Gift and confirmation with warranty

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Description: Kent, Downe.- Gift and confirmation with warranty by Alice daughter and heir of Richard Lusengde of the parish of "la doune" [Downe] to John Aleyn and Mabel his wife, of her cottage with the appurtenances which contains 27 feet in length and 18 feet in width, except for her chamber with one bay of building which she wishes to retain for her own use which contains in length 14 feet, to have and to hold of the chief lord of the fee by the said John Aleyn, for which grant John and Mabel have given 7 shillings sterling in gersuma, witnesses: Henry de Upsteye, Henry Waukelin, Thomas de Luckestechele and others, manuscript in Latin, on vellum, 18 lines, endorsed "doune" on verso in a contemporary hand, some staining with loss of a few words on four lines, a few small wormholes, otherwise legible, slightly creased, browned, lacks seal, 127 x 220mm., 1313/4. ***Downe, formerly in Kent; later the home of Charles Darwin..

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Book of Hours, 4 leaves from the Office for Lauds,

Lot 7: Book of Hours, 4 leaves from the Office for Lauds,

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Description: Book of Hours, 4 leaves from the Office for Lauds, manuscript in Latin, on vellum, 37 lines, double column, written in brown ink, in a gothic bookhand, red and blue pen and ink 2-line with marginal penwork decoration, some slight fading to some initials and text in one or two places, two inner margins torn not affecting text, browned, disbound, 160 x 110mm., [?France, c. 1400].

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Fastolf (Sir John, soldier and landowner,

Lot 8: Fastolf (Sir John, soldier and landowner,

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Description: Fastolf (Sir John, soldier and landowner, 1380-1459).- Arundel (John Fitzalan, seventh earl of, soldier, 1408-35) & John Duke of Bedford, Prince, Regent of France, younger brother of Henry V, 1389-1435) Document issued by Arundel and Bedford mentioning Sir John Fastolf, transferring Guybon Barde and his men the guard and control of Alençon, previously held by Sir Robert Harling, knight in the service of Sir John Fastolf, manuscript in French, in brown ink, in a neat lettre batârde and signed at tail by the scribe ?"Bezasse" , on vellum, 23 lines, lacks seal, central fold, some creasing and staining slightly affecting legibility of right hand edge of document, docketed on verso and with incorrect date added in another hand, 220 x 360mm., Alençon, Monday, 4th May 1433. "Although Shakespeare adapted Fastolf's name for his character Sir John Falstaff, the personality he gave him was wholly imaginary. In the original draft of Henry V (1597) the companion of Prince Hal was the historically correct Sir John Oldcastle who had also figured in the Famous Victories of Henry V (1594). Apparently to meet the objection of Oldcastle's descendant, Lord Cobham, Shakespeare changed the name to Falstaff, doubtless suggested by the fact that Fastolf had owned the Boar's Head tavern in Southwark." - Oxford DNB. ***Sir John Fastolf saw extensive service in France under the Duke of Clarence in Aquitaine and later, under Henry V in northern France. In 1415 he fought at the battle of Agincourt. He was made Lieutenant of Normandy in 1422 and made a knight of the Garter in 1426. In 1429, while retreating with Lord Talbot from Beaugency, the rearguard was overwhelmed and only the van under Fastolf were able to escape leading to a charge of cowardice from Talbot. The accusation stuck and for many years his reputation suffered..

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Bible, , Latin. fragment of St. John's Gospel,

Lot 9: Bible, , Latin. fragment of St. John's Gospel,

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Description: Bible, , Latin. fragment of St. John's Gospel, from chs. 18 & 19, manuscript on vellum, in Latin, 7 ff., 14 lines, written in black ink in an elegant lettre batarde, modern vellum, c. 135 x 90 mm., France, late fifteenth century. ***An attractive fragment containing John's account of the events leading up to the Crucifixion..

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Pentecost, single leaf from a Book of Hours,

Lot 10: Pentecost, single leaf from a Book of Hours,

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Description: Pentecost, single leaf from a Book of Hours, illuminated manuscript on vellum, large miniature of Pentecost, the Virgin kneeling at prayer, surrounded by seven apostles, with more just visible in the background, the Holy Ghost above, in an architectural setting, with three lines of text below, in a gothic liturgical hand, with a full border of naturalistic foliage, flowers and fruits on a yellow ground, with a bird on one side and a monkey playing a dulcimer (?) below, framed and glazed, 155 x 110 mm., [Southern Netherlands, ?Bruges, c.1500].

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Kent.- Bredgar. Agreement between Richard Wode of

Lot 11: Kent.- Bredgar. Agreement between Richard Wode of

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Description: Kent.- Bredgar. Agreement between Richard Wode of Bredgar and Richard Heneker for two acres and 12 virgates of land in the parish of Bredgar in the field called Deenys Field, manuscript in Latin, on vellum, 12 lines, red wax seal of a ?ribbon appended with good impression, folds, 126 x 326mm., 10th September 1507; and 21 others, including 4 more 16th century items relating to Kent (Bettisden, Egerton and Pluckley), deeds and bonds relating to Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Lancashire (Rochdale) etc., and a small quantity of others, 18th and 19th century paper documents, including wills, copies of enclosure awards, abstracts of titles, v.s., v.d. (qty).

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Switzerland.- Rentier Specifficatifs des Censes

Lot 12: Switzerland.- Rentier Specifficatifs des Censes

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Description: Switzerland.- Rentier Specifficatifs des Censes Dheues et Appartenantes de la Cure de l'Eglise perrochialle de Dompeddier, manuscript in French, on paper, 45 ff., with 1 preliminary and 13 final blank ff., c. 30 lines, written in black ink in a clear secretarial hand, with some marginalia, and the last 2 ff. in difference, slightly later hands, some marking, the last 2 ff soiled and the margins frayed, with very slught loss, bound in a leaf from a large manuscript bible, France, 12th century, from Revelations ch 20 & 21, double column, 29 lines, rubruicated, 2 initials, one with pen-and-ink decoration, worn and soiled, holed on spine and elsewhere, inner text partly covered, modern cloth drop-down case, c. 260 x 170 mm., Domdidier, c. 1580. ***Census of the lands and rents due to the parish priest, 'Pierre de Disieu', of 'Dompeddier', now Domdidier, in the canton of Fribourg, Switzerland. It consists of a 'Repertoire..', listing the forty-eight tenants of Domdidier and the associated hamlet 'Eyssy', followed by extensive details of their lands, families, marriages, leases, rents &c, providing a full account of the intricate economic workings of a recently post-feudal village. Many of the names of the villagers are still found in the area today. The binding is a sadly mutilated fragment of what must have been a most handsome bible..

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Lot 13: Miscellaneous documents.- Collection, including,

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Description: Miscellaneous documents.- Collection, including, deeds, wills and letters, some property in Harlington, Bedfordshire (some Astrey family), Kent and Wales, manuscripts, most on vellum, some on paper, v.s., v.d. (2 16th century, 16 17th century & c. 20 18th & 19th centuries), sixteenth - nineteenth centuries (c. 38).

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Lot 14: Channel Islands.- Documents relating to estate

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Description: Channel Islands.- Documents relating to estate repairs etc. in Guernsey & elsewhere, including: accounts of repairs to the rectory, 1683, rents, inventories, and various families including: Le Mesurier, De Sausmares, Bonamy, Blondell etc., manuscript in French, numerous pp., folds, browned, some staining, v.s., v.d. 1641-1700 (c. 40 pieces).

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[?Bickford (Arscott, of Dunsland House, Bradford,

Lot 15: [?Bickford (Arscott, of Dunsland House, Bradford,

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Description: [?Bickford (Arscott, of Dunsland House, Bradford, near Holsworthy, Devon, c. 1635-93)].- A preface to catachisme, manuscript, c. 585pp. excluding blanks, 5 sections, elaborate pen and ink chapter headings and other decorations of flowers and leafy sprays, text in red and black, ruled in red, inscribed "William Codd 1683" in the decoration, signed by William Bickford at beginning with address of Dunsland and signed at end and dated 1717, slightly browned, contemporary calf, rubbed, 8vo, dated in the manuscript 1683. ***Probably compiled for the education of Arscott Bickford's son, William who has signed and dated it. Dunsland House and estate was acquired by the National Trust in 1954 and was burnt down during the 1960s..

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Devon.- [Warburton (Anne, daughter of Sir Robert

Lot 16: Devon.- [Warburton (Anne, daughter of Sir Robert

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Description: Devon.- [Warburton (Anne, daughter of Sir Robert Williams of Penrhyn, wife of Thomas Warburton of Winnington, Cheshire, sister of Gwen who married Sir Walter Yonge of Escot, Devon, fl. 1690s)] [Account of a visit to Devon, sermons & cookery recipes], part autograph manuscript signed, 167pp. excluding blanks (visit to Devon 8pp.) in a variety of hands, reverse entries, some staining, browned throughout, original panelled calf, rubbed, sm. 4to, c. 1691-93 & later. Visits, including, a ship from New England: "I was att Topsham about 9 mile from Estcott a great seaport town ye 3d in England, we went aboard a ship there called ye America built in New England Captain Parsons Master she carried 22 guns." "I was att the Grange, Mr Drues a great Jacobite... they had 2 daughters, one married to Mr Keston, who has 5000l pr An she is dear... ye other is Lady to Sir Arthur Chichester & has 6 children, 3 wych I saw all girls nott well fashiond, we were entertaind, wth sack & a great peice of ordinary plumb cake... she is handsome butt speaks clownishly... my sister, was invited to Mrs Clap's to eat milk & cream in ye Afternoon/ they call cream un sealded Raw head in Devonshire... ." Sir Walter Yonge (bap. 1653, d. 1731), politician and friend of John Locke. ***An account of Anne Warburton's visit to several houses in Devon in the company of her sister, Gwen, wife of Sir Walter Yonge..

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Evelyn (John, diarist, founding member of the

Lot 17: Evelyn (John, diarist, founding member of the

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Description: Evelyn (John, diarist, founding member of the Royal Society, antiquarian, numismatist and garden historian, 1620-1706) Autograph Letter signed "JEvelyn" to Ralph Thoresby, written from his son's house in Dover Street, 1p., folio, address panel on verso with red wax seal, Dover Street, 27th June 1702, concerning two coins which Thoresby had asked him about, and with Thoresby's autograph notes identifying the pieces as, "Lord Fairfax enameled upon Gold" and "a crown and 12d obsidional peices", reporting that he and his wife had examined them and they have proved to be what Thoresby had mentioned, and sending "The Curiosity which you mention" as a gift from his wife as "a piece of art worthy [of] yr Collection"; he also informs Thoresby that, having failed to arrange the delivery with Mr Kird [Thoresby's friend, the vituoso], he has left them with Mr Hunt, "operator of the [Royal] Society at Gresh[am] Colledge", "to be delivered to whomsoever comes in your name for them", folds, browned. Ralph Thoresby (1658-1725), antiquary and topographer, author of Ducatus Leodiensis, or, The Topography of Leeds, 1715, whose father, having served under Fairfax during the Civil War, was able after the general's death, to purchase Fairfax's coin collection and library for £185, which he used to create a private museum, the Musaeum Thoresbyanum. ***The gift was probably made as a consequence of Thoresby's visit to the Evelyns the previous year, which he recorded in his own diary, "The famous Mr Evelyn, who has published a great number of very rare books, was above measure civil and courteous, in showing me many drawings and paintings of his own and his lady's doing; one especially of enamel was surprisingly fine, and this ingenious lady told me the manner how she wrought it, but I was uneasy at his too great civility in leaving an untold heap of gold medals before me &c.".

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Lot 18: St. Paul's School.- Wroughton (Charles, rector of

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Description: St. Paul's School.- Wroughton (Charles, rector of Codford St Peter, Wiltshire, b. 1654/5, fl. 1654-1729) Autograph Letter signed to John Postlethwayt, headmaster of St Paul's School, 2½pp., folio, Codford St Peter, 28th April 1704, about a pamphlet he is getting printed for him, "The alterations you have made an don with so good judgmt, yt I not only readily but thankfully submit to them", and agreeing to strike some other material out lest it should be construed as an attack on the memory of the late William III, "deliverer of these nations under god from Popery& Slavery", and sending some corrections and asking him to send 2 copies, 1 to Dr. Windebank, "at his house in Buckingham Street in Yorke buildings" and another to, "C.W. de Codford: The Bookseller", tears where opened, folds, slightly browned; and a small quantity of other material, including a pamphlet by W. Wyatt, A Sermon Preached to those, who had been Scholars of St. Paul's School, [Wing W3735], 1679, 2 other printed pamphlets of sermons and document relating to John Leigh, `1595 and a letter from the Rev. C. Philpot and a watercolour of Canterbury Cathedral etc., v.s., v.d. (11 pieces). ***ESTC traces Wroughton as the author of two works: "Bodleius", Oxford, 1677 & "The Government, and True Sons of the Church of England", 1705..

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Lot 19: Nottinghamshire, Upton.- Prerogative Court of

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Description: Nottinghamshire, Upton.- Prerogative Court of York. John Porter surrenders all his land in Upton for a mortgage of £40 to Roberta Walker, Jos: Clay and George Cooper fulfilling the last will of Susanna Alvey, manuscript in Latin and English, on vellum, 4 sheets, some tears affecting text, folds, browned, v.s., largest 730 x 640mm., smallest 185 x 295mm., 1710; and c. 48 others, indentures and deeds relating to Durham, Surrey, Cambridgeshire, Devon (Bovey Tracy) etc., 18th & 19th centuries (c. 48).

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Lot 20: Yorkshire.- [Compilation of last wills and

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Description: Yorkshire.- [Compilation of last wills and testaments of people in various towns in Yorkshire 1546-1735], manuscript, 104pp., including a few pp. of indexes, a few ff. torn away, slightly browned, original vellum, rubbed and soiled, 8vo, 1735; and a quantity of others, including several manuscript sermons, an indenture relating to the sale of land at Ilveston, Leicestershire, to Robert Hesilrige of Noseley, a relation of Sir Arthur Hesilrige (1601-61), army commander in the parliamentary army, 1663, v.s., v.d. (c. 20 pieces). ***Towns including: Overton, Farlington, Bradford, Leeds, Sawley, Skipsey, Silkstone, Holderness, York etc..

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Lot 21: [Society of Friends. London Yearly Meeting].-

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Description: [Society of Friends. London Yearly Meeting].- Thompson (Gilbert) The Epistle from the Yearly-Meeting, Held in London, drophead title, 4pp., soiled in places, browned, 1748 § Burn (Richard) Proposals for Printing by Subscription, a Book to be intitled, Ecclesiastical Law, drophead title, 3pp., title stained, folds, browned, a few ink words on first page, edges a little chipped, [ESTC locates the St. Brides Printing Library copy only], 1762; and a small collection of other printed material, including the Newark Wesleyan Methodist Circuit Plan, 1879-80, Report on the Fortification of Milford Haven, 1758; Marine Chronometers, 1853, 4 newspapers, including The Tyne Mercury, 1806, The Daily Mirror Titanic issue, 1912 etc., v.s., v.d. (sm. qty).

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Lot 22: Papal Bull.- Benedict XIV (Prospero Lorenzo

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Description: Papal Bull.- Benedict XIV (Prospero Lorenzo Lambertini, Pope 1740-58, 1670-1758) Papal bull relating to Joseph Simonetti, manuscript in Latin, on vellum, 27 lines, decorated initials, signed twice at tail, lead bulla attached (slightly discoloured), 275 x 435mm., February 1755.

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Ephemera.- The Derby, Loughborough, Mountsorrel,

Lot 23: Ephemera.- The Derby, Loughborough, Mountsorrel,

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Description: Ephemera.- The Derby, Loughborough, Mountsorrel, and Leicester Waggons. That lay at the Bull-and-Mouth Inn, near Aldersgate, and at the White-Horse Inn, in Friday-street, are now Remov'd to the Bell-Inn, in Woodstreet, London... Perform'd (if God permit) by Nathan Latham, Joseph Turner, and Thomas Whaley, printed handbill, slightly browned, [not in ESTC], 230 x 180mm., [c. 1780] § Battersea & Wandsworth, Surrey; Particulars... Freehold Property, in the Parishes of Battersea and Wandsworth, large folding hand-coloured map of plots in Battersea, original boards, printed paper label on upper cover, 1836; and a small quantity of others, including: a handbill, "Grand Oratorio! in the Weslyan Chapel, Castle Donington, 1840", a small quantity of material relating to auctions at Castle Donington, Leicestershire, poster and small quantity of material "To the Electors of the Northern Division of... Leicester... 1859" etc., some with manuscript notes, v.s., v.d. (sm. qty).

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Lot 24: de la Platière (Jean-Marie, Vicomte, French

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Description: de la Platière (Jean-Marie, Vicomte, French revolutionary statesman, husband of Madame Roland, 1734-93) Economic report comparing France unfavourably to England signed by de la Platière, manuscript in French (?autograph), 4pp., removed from an album, folds, slightly browned, sm. 4to, Amiens, 1778. ***Headed "Memoire", this report is a scathing attack on France's economic situation in comparison with England. ('The Civil Service... has seen England triumph everywhere; beating us everywhere, and in fact excluding us from all areas where industry has managed to attract attention and mould tastes')..

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Lot 25: Shropshire & elsewhere.- Smith (Joseph, town clerk

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Description: Shropshire & elsewhere.- Smith (Joseph, town clerk of Bridport) Examples of various legal agreements etc., manuscript, 178pp. excluding blanks, ruled in red throughout, ink signature of Joseph Smith on fly-leaf, 4pp. loose, browned, bookplate of Hubert Stanier-Smith on front pastedown, original roan, worn, lacks tail of spine, folio, 1795. ***Provenance: Manuscript account of Joseph Smith by Hubert Stanier-Smith (1823-1911), British folklorist loosely inserted in volume..

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Lot 26: Manuscript, Persian, Nizami. Layla wa majnun, 2

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Description: Manuscript, Persian, Nizami. Layla wa majnun, 2 columns, nastaliq script, headpiece in gold and colours, 3 full page miniatures, some repairs, contemporary limp leather, sometime rebacked, [Kashmir, late 19th Cent.]; and an ottoman arabic ms. of poetry, probably Maqamat aÆhaiki, imperfect, loose in binding, AH 1211, [1796], 8vo and folio (2)

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Lot 27: Music.- [Volumes of manuscript music taken from

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Description: Music.- [Volumes of manuscript music taken from the Psalms], 2 vol., manuscript music scores, numerous pp., some ff. cut, slightly browned, first partially stained, contemporary calf, rubbed, remains of brass clasp, lacks tail of spine, second original half morocco, gilt, slightly rubbed, first 120 x 300mm., second 135 x 240mm., [c. 1800 & later]; and 12 others, including a printed vol. of music by F. Herold and 10 scrapbooks with poetry etc., v.s., v.d. (14).

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Jersey.- Don (Sir George, army officer,

Lot 28: Jersey.- Don (Sir George, army officer,

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Description: Jersey.- Don (Sir George, army officer, Lieutenant-Governor of Jersey, 1756-1832).- Proclamation of defence of Jersey, printed poster, folds, browned, slight stain at tail, framed and glazed, 290 x 180mm., St. Helier, 27th September 1811. ***"Proclamation. It having been intimated that the Strangers who are in the Island, and the Seamen whose ships or vessels are in the Harbours, are desirous to come forward at the present moment and enrol themselves as a Volunteer Corps for the purpose of acting against the common Enemy should he invade this Island... ." - George Don..

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Lot 29: Grimsby Election.- Tennyson (Charles, later

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Description: Grimsby Election.- Tennyson (Charles, later Tennyson-D'Eyncourt, politician, uncle of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1784-1861) Autograph Letter signed to Joshua Plaskitt at the Dock Office, Grimsby, 4pp., 4to, address panel franked by Tennyson's brother-in-law Matthew Russell MP for Bletchley, Hardwick House, Rushyford, Derbyshire, 8th December 1817; and 2 others, autograph manuscript text, "To the Electors of the Borough of Great Grimsby", asking that it be printed as a handbill, 2pp., and the printed handbill, 1817, 4to & folio (4 pieces).

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Children's.- Inglis (Jane Anne, later married Rev.

Lot 30: Children's.- Inglis (Jane Anne, later married Rev.

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Description: Children's.- Inglis (Jane Anne, later married Rev. Thomas Garnham Luard, vicar of Stanstead-Mountfitchet, 1821-86, daughter of Jane Anne Inglis, née Mason whose portrait was painted by Constable, d. 1871) A Book of Tales, comprising: The Little Hospital, or Humanity to Animals [&] The Magpie Theif, autograph manuscript, together title and 59pp. excluding blanks, in pencil, 4 drawings, all stories incomplete, original half red morocco, slightly rubbed, gilt spine, 82 x 52mm., 28th February 1822.

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Bentham (Jeremy, philosopher, jurist and reformer,

Lot 31: Bentham (Jeremy, philosopher, jurist and reformer,

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Description: Bentham (Jeremy, philosopher, jurist and reformer, 1748-1832) Autograph draft of a letter in the third person to the Catholic Association, 1p., folio, with an autograph note at the head by his executor and editor John Bowring with date and note: "JB. to the Catholic Association. Not sent", 9th December 1822, sending "Five pound from Jeremy Bentham" and expressing the hope that "his oppressed brethren of the Catholic persuasion will neither retaliate persecution by persecution, nor attempt redress by insurrection, but unite with the liberal among Protestants for the attainment of security for all, against depredation and oppression in every shape, by the only practicable means - Parliamentary Reform, in the radical and soley efficient vmode", and with a long section, amounting to more than half the text, crossed through, removed from an album, ruled in red, folds, browned. The Catholic Association, formed by Daniel O'Connell, collected money known as Catholic Rents to defray the costs of publishing and petitioning for the removal of the political disabilities imposed on Roman Catholics. Bentham's contribution of £5 was noted in the issue of the Examiner for 26 December 1824. ***The note by Bowring notwithstanding, the letter was evidently sent though without any of the text crossed through in the present manuscript. Bowring noted at the end of this transcription of the letter that he had persuaded Bentham to suppress the text deleted. However, he did retain a copy of it and it is printed in full in The Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham, 2006, vol. 12, p. 73, the source being the Bowring edition, 1843, vii. x. p. 544..

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Lot 31A: Letters.- Grant (Charles, director of the East

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Description: Letters.- Grant (Charles, director of the East India Company and philanthropist, 1746-1823) Autograph Letter signed to his son Charles, 3pp. & address panel, sm. 4to, India House, 17th October 1823, on his son's marriage, "So you have made a quiet expedition with the Highlander's in order to chuse for yourself a wife! I hope you have chosen well, and very sincerely wish you & my young kinswoman all the happiness to be looked for in a chequer'd world", and enquiring about a suitable ship to take him to India, "Capt. Campbell of the Duke of York is rewcommended to me in preference, and I have some little claim on his attention", torn where opened and with small tears to edges, folds, browned; and a large quantity of other letters, including from Sir Alfred Keogh (1857-1936), army medical officer, and 1 from Sarah Churchill (daughter of Sir Winston Churchill), and a very large quantity of others, v.s., v.d., 20th century (lge qty).

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Lot 32: Wellington (Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, army

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Description: Wellington (Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, army officer, 1769-1852) Autograph Letter signed to Dean of Christ Church College, Oxford, 1p., 4to, Stratfield Saye, 19th January 1825, requesting permission for his sons, Lord Douro and Lord Wellesley to have weekend leave from the College, tipped-in on album guard, folds, browned; and 3 others, letters of Palmerston, Peel and an A.N. of John Piper's, sm. 4to & 8vo (4).

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Bentham (Jeremy, philosopher, jurist and reformer,

Lot 33: Bentham (Jeremy, philosopher, jurist and reformer,

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Description: Bentham (Jeremy, philosopher, jurist and reformer, 1748-1832) [Synopsis of Chapter Seven of his work "States of Mind with respect to delinquency" of his projected but unfinished work "Penal Code"], autograph manuscript, 1p., headed: "watermarked 1824, ruled in red, slightly browned, housed in a custom made morocco-backed cloth slip-case, folio, 11th July 1826. Contains the essence of Bentham's projected chapter on "States of Mind" intended for the Penal Code section of the Pannomium, the keystone of Bentham's project for comprehensive code-making (he invented the term "codification") which he believed should be enacted as the law, representing the will of the sovereign power, and that it should be consistently aimed at promoting the public interest or happiness. Indispensable to this was that every provision should be accompanied by a short rationale in which its purpose and justification were explicitly stated and thereby made intelligible to all. ***Bentham's penal code..

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Lot 34: Disraeli (Benjamin, first Earl of Beaconsfield,

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Description: Disraeli (Benjamin, first Earl of Beaconsfield, statesman and novelist, 1804-81) Autograph Letter signed with a pseudonym (and crossed out) to Robert Plumer Ward, 4pp., sm. 4to, 11th April 1827, praising in the highest terms Ward's second novel, De Vere or the Man of Independence, 1827, "it is a work as improving as delightful - one which must always be remembered with profit, as it must ever be recurred to with pleasure. The vein of unaffected philosophy, practical wisdom, & characters... however skilfully delineated, must, from our previous acquaintance with them, cease to engage our attentions, & excite our sympathies...", Disraeli singles out for comment the interview with Sir William Flowerdale as being especially interesting to him, "as a young political aspirant", folds, browned; and another an AL.s.signed "D" complaing of influenza, 1833, v.s., v.d. (2). The present letter, written only eleven days before the publication of his own first novel, Vivian Grey, is based on Ward's first novel, Tremaine, or the Man of Refinement, 1825. ***Disraeli plays critic to his first literary mentor..

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Lot 35: Leemans (Conrad, orientalist and museum director,

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Description: Leemans (Conrad, orientalist and museum director, 1809-93) 6 Autograph Letters signed to John Lee of Hartwell, 18pp. with address panels, sm. 4to & 8vo, 1 in French, the rest English, Leiden, 29th December 1835 - 20th May 1866, on a variety of antiquarian topics, including, conveying thanks for a copy of Henry Tattam's Lexicon Aegyptiaco-Latinum, 1835, working on the Reuvens library and Leiden Museum responsibilities, sending a manuscript to Leiden for Dr Weyers to compare with one at the museum etc., letters stamped "B.R.A.", British Records Association and sold by Sotheby's in the 1930s, folds, browned. ***John Lee, of Hartwell (1783-1866), antiquary, collector of oriental manuscripts and astronomer..

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Lot 36: Monroe (Vere, oriental traveller, curate of Upper

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Description: Monroe (Vere, oriental traveller, curate of Upper Beeding, Sussex, 1801/2-41) 2 Autograph Letters signed to Rev. John Richard Errington at Tulse Hill, Brixton, 7pp. with address panels, sm. 4to, postmarked 1836 & 2nd January 1837, giving an invitation to join him in Upper Beeding, and his travels, "I am just now employed in working up my Tartar journey from Constantinople to Belgrade, & very much want some local information about the places through which our route lay. These are chiefly Adrianople [Turkey] - Sophia [Bulgaria] - Nyssa Philloppopoli [Nis, Serbia]", folds, stained and browned; and 2 others, another letter to to the Rev. Errington, and a copy of Henry Rogers, Essay..., 1857, with varied manuscript notes and inserted letters, v.s., v.d. (sm. qty).

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Lot 37: Castle Hill Estate, Bakewell, Derbyshire.-

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Description: Castle Hill Estate, Bakewell, Derbyshire.- [Underwood (Captain William) & Robert Nesfield, Estate Managers of the Castle Hill estate, owned by John Manners, fifth Duke of Rutland, 1778-1857)] Diaries of management of the estate, 5 vol., manuscript, numerous pp., slightly browned, original calf or morocco, rubbed, brass locks forced, 1851-83; and 9 other diaries (3 locked and probably relating to the Castle Hill Estate), 8vo (14). ***The Castle Hill Estate of Bakewell was bought by the Duke of Rutland in 1846 and disposed of in 1920..

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Lear (Edward, landscape painter and writer,

Lot 38: Lear (Edward, landscape painter and writer,

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Description: Lear (Edward, landscape painter and writer, 1812-88) Autograph Letter signed to "Dear Madam" [almost certainly Lady Waterford], 4pp., 8vo, 65 Oxford Terrace, Hyde Park, 17th July 1853, informing her, in view of her wish to see Holman Hunt's paintings, that he had called on Hunt the day before and found that he had completed his painting ['The Light of the World'], "his painting from the text 'I stand at the door and knock' and another painting, 'The Hireling Shepherd' was also there", and asking if she would like to bring her sister, Lady Canning and further asking if they would like him to go with them, tape marks on first page, folds, slightly browned. Lear and Holman Hunt first met in 1852 and became close friends after spending months together in Sussex and travelling up the Nile together. ***Holman Hunt's 'Light of the World' and 'The Hireling Shepherd' are in Manchester Art Gallery..

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Lot 39: Cobden (Richard, statesman and reformer, founder

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Description: Cobden (Richard, statesman and reformer, founder of the Anti-Corn Law League, pamphleteer, 1804-65) Long Autograph Letter signed to Sir William Molesworth MP (1810-55), of Pencarrow, Cornwall, 10pp., 8vo, laid down on card with an engraving of Cobden's house in Midhurst on verso, Midhurst, 10th February 1855, mainly about the ballot, introducing himself as the "Manchester Manufacturer", expressing disquiet at the 1837 elections and proposing a society be set up for the further demonstration of how the ballot should function etc., folds.

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Lot 40: Dawes (William Rutter, astronomer, 1799-1868) Long

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Description: Dawes (William Rutter, astronomer, 1799-1868) Long Autograph Letter signed to John Heparth, mathematical physicist and journalist, 6pp., 4to, Hopefield Lodge, Haddenham, Thame, 12th May 1860, an exposition of scientific methodology, Dawes considers the phenomenon of apparent projections and then he defends his own observations against the idea that they afford only negative evidence and discussing occultations, the Royal Observatory's evidence of occultations etc., folds, slightly browned. ***Dawes contributed papers to the Royal Astronomical Society on occultations, triple and double stars, planets, comets, the solar eclipse of 1836, photometry and instruments. He discovered the rotation of sunspots and invented the wedge photometer. In 1865 Dawes established the non-atmospheric character of the redness of Mars..

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Photographs.- Collection of photographs,

Lot 41: Photographs.- Collection of photographs,

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Description: Photographs.- Collection of photographs, including: George Henry Strutt (cotton manufacturer and philanthropist, 1826-95) & his son, George Herbert Strutt (cotton mill owner and philanthropist, 1854-1928) and family, of Belper, Derbyshire; the Bridson family (Greta Bridson), Lily Severn (relation of John Ruskin), Beyers Wood House, Windermere, North West Frontier, New Zealand (North Island), Scotland (Culloden Ballater etc.), the Isle of Wight (the Needles etc.), England (Bodmin Moor, Chichester, Glastonbury etc), Wales (Conwy Castle and Bridge), the Normandy invasion, family portraits etc. numerous photographs, some in albums, many loose, v.s., v.d., 1861-1944 (lge qty).

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Swinburne (Algernon Charles, poet and literary

Lot 42: Swinburne (Algernon Charles, poet and literary

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Description: Swinburne (Algernon Charles, poet and literary critic, 1837-1909) Autograph Letter signed to to his sister Alice, "My dearest Ally", 4pp., 8vo, Tintagel, 26th October [1864], where he has just finished writing Atlanta, containing a lyrical description of his surroundings, "... the two or three days that I have got out this week I have come upon the most delicious clefts & coves... between the capes & headlands the small narrowing bays heaved without room for a wave to break, our broad back of green with wide shifting spaces esplashed of level foam thrown all about it & clear sunlight overhead & violent wind running up chines & gullies of rock, & the grass waving & blowing over the edge of the cliff... you stand out on a headland with deep sea in front & to right & to left & nothing before you but as it were the hidden end of a green field", explaining that he is "still quite disabled & closely confined & very worse still more dull", having sustained an injury to his foot, but had the winter not set in he would stay and enjoy the sea air rather than return to London, "as I am doubtless a wrecked pig in appearance & reality", and regretting having imposed upon and delayed his host and companion, the painter J.W. Inchbold, folds, browned. Only one letter from Swinburne's stay in Tintagel in 1864 is printed by Cecil Y. Lang, The Swinburne Letters, vol. I, 1959 (to Mary Gordon). ***"... in August [1864], Swinburne joined his friend John William Inchbold, the Leeds-born painter, in Tintagel, north Cornwall, until November. While in Cornwall Swinburne finished Atlanta in Calydon and wrote an elegy for Landor when news reached him of Landor's death that September." - Oxford DNB..

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Palmer (Samuel, landscape painter and writer,

Lot 43: Palmer (Samuel, landscape painter and writer,

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Description: Palmer (Samuel, landscape painter and writer, 1805-81) Autograph Letter signed to Leonard Rowe Valpy, 4pp., 8vo, Furze Hill House, Red Hill, 11th December 1866, expressing great pleasure that Valpy has perceived what he is striving for in a picture, "it always makes a painter purr to find that a critic whose judgment he esteems has detected in his picture the latent motive, and if you felt that those weather beaten stones looked 'legendary' then I feel rewarded for much study spent in aiming at it", responding to Valpy's enquiry about a drawing of his of Tintagel, "I fancied when it went away that it was one of my best drawings but they say people are no judge of their own drawings", discussing Milton's supposed preference for Paradise Regained to Paradise Lost, mentioning the death of Toynbee and giving news of his wife's health, remains of former hinge attached, folds. ***Leonard Valpy (1825-84), Ruskin's solicitor and art collector..

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Photographs.- Album of views of India, including:

Lot 44: Photographs.- Album of views of India, including:

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Description: Photographs.- Album of views of India, including: Tomb at Jatta, Muggur Peer 1868 [sacred crocodiles at Manghopir], Tombs on the Mucklee Hills, Indo-European Telegraph Buildings Kurrachee [Karachi], Tiger's Cave Elephants, Calicut, "The Castle" Malabar Hill Bombay, S.P. & D. Railway Workshops Kurrachee, St Thomas' Cathedral Bombay, 26 albumen prints, yellowed and slightly faded, laid down, original cloth album, worn, covers detached, each 195 x 230mm., 4to album, 1868; and c. 12 other photograph albums, including photographs of India, Italy (Venice, Florence and Sienna), Britain (Cambridge etc.), family portraits etc. & many loose, v.s., v.d. (qty).

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Dolomites.- [Walking tour of the Dolomites],

Lot 45: Dolomites.- [Walking tour of the Dolomites],

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Description: Dolomites.- [Walking tour of the Dolomites], 12pp., manuscript, charming pen and ink illustrations throughout, slightly browned, a few edges with slight soiling, loose, 262 x 370mm., 1868.

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Lot 46: Poynter (Sir Edward, painter and medallist, first

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Description: Poynter (Sir Edward, painter and medallist, first Slade Professor, 1836-1919) Long Autograph Letter signed to Henry Craik, Dean and Secretary of Queen's College for Ladies, 15pp., sm. 4to, 28 Albert Gate, SW, 26th June 1879, written in his capacity as Director of Art and Principal of the National Art Training Schools, South Kensington Museums [the V&A] commenting on the quality of teaching under Miss Lassman and others, "I do not think I exaggerate when I say that I have never in my experience seen beginners more excellently taught or producing better results", and comparing it unfavorably with Miss Dicksee's class, "the pupils are evidently set to too soon, & carry on a loose & scratchy method of execution with the pencil", folds, slightly browned. ***Queen's College, London, founded in 1848 by Frederick Denison Maurice, professor of English Literature and History at King's College London and Christian Socialist thinker..

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Lot 47: Ephemera etc.- Large collection of manuscripts and

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Description: Ephemera etc.- Large collection of manuscripts and ephemera, including; material relating to the Great Western Railway, St. Bees, Cumbria, the Remington family of Manchester, an album of Christmas Cards, c. 1890s; scrap album, 20th century; letters, pamphlets, drawings, engravings, manuscript scraps, v.s., v.d., nineteenth - twentieth centuries (lge. qty).

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Lot 48: Gordon (Charles George, army officer, killed

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Description: Gordon (Charles George, army officer, killed defending Khartoum, 1833-85) Autograph Letter signed to "My Dear Robson" J. Robson, Maybank Road, London, 2pp., 8vo, Mauritius, 17th October 1881, commanding the Royal Engineers in Mauritius, asking him to pass on his congratulations to his brother on his recent marriage, saying how sorry he was to hear he was leaving Airds (civil engineering firm), "I hope you will succeed in your own business. I have no idea, who I could introduce you to in W[ar] O[ffice]. I do not know even the surgeon. I think you must know Mr. Hurst. I do not know though, whether he has retired", folds, foxed.

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Gladstone (W.E., prime minister and author,

Lot 49: Gladstone (W.E., prime minister and author,

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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..

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