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Soane, George (1790-1860). English dramatist.

Published by [1819]. [1819] (1819)

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Item Description: [1819]. [1819], 1819. Book Condition: Good. - Over 20 words penned on 4-1/4 inch high by 7 inch wide buff paper. A receipt penned by George Soane documenting that he has received thirty shillings from the actor William Oxberry for the publisher C. Chapple. "Recvd of Mr. Oxberry for C. Chapple the sum of thirty shillings for Remarks on Coriolanus and the Critic". Signed "Geo. Soane". Addressed to William Oxberry on the verso, there is an annotation in another early hand along the bottom of the document, possibly in Chapple's hand "to [ ] Credit against Soanes". Folded several times with remnants from a red wax seal along the right edge and also to the opposite edge of the verso. The document is slightly soiled with creases to the corners and a few short tears to the top edge. The edges have been reinforced with early paper & paste on the verso. Apparently once mounted into a scrapbook, there are remnants of grey paper along the right edge of the verso. The son of the famous architect John Soane, the British writer and dramatist George Soane (1790-1860) was disinherited after reportedly impregnating his wife's sister and attacking his own father's architectural work in print. He fell into debt and served time in debtor's prison and also served time for fraud. He went on to translate and adapt numerous works, dramatize several novels and short stories and write several plays, including "The Bohemian: A Tragedy in Five Acts". He also authored a two volume "Life of Wellington".The actor William Oxberry (1784-1824) performed, at least once, in a play by Soane. Oxberry also performed in Coriolanus.An uncommon autograph. Bookseller Inventory # 33944

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Rickenbacker, Eddie. (1890-1973). World War I fighter ace and Medal of Honor recipient.

Published by 1968. (1968)

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Item Description: 1968., 1968. Book Condition: Very good. - Signature on a piece of bluish gray paper 2-7/8 inches high by 6-3/4 inches wide. Boldly signed in black ink "Eddie Rickenbacker / 1968". The bottom edge of the paper is slightly roughed & there is a tiny chip out of the top left corner. On the verso is some writing in a different hand. Very good. Edward Vernon Rickenbacker [1890-1973] was an American fighter ace in World War I and the recipient of a Medal of Honor. He was America's most successful fighter pilot in the war, winning twenty-six aerial victories. Bookseller Inventory # 33948

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Calderon, William Frank. (1865-1943). English Victorian painter.

Published by Hampstead, London, U.K.: February 14, 1894. (1894)

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Item Description: Hampstead, London, U.K.: February 14, 1894., 1894. Book Condition: Good. - Small octavo. Letter penned on the 1st and 4th sides of a sheet of gray paper folded to form 4 sides, each approximately 6 inches high by 3-3/4 inches wide. Signed 'With kind regards. / Yrs sincerely / W. Frank Calderon". There is some light staining to the first page of the letter. Some scraps of gray paper adhere to the blank 2nd & 3rd sides where the letter has been removed from an album. Folded once for mailing. Good. Calderon writes from his Carlingford Road, Hampstead address as he is about to open his School of Animal Painting at 54 Baker Street. "After Easter when I go down to Baker Street, I shall practically give up working here altogether as I shall have a private studio on the schools premises, and so I am afraid I could not take on Holroyd's pupils [probably artist Charles Holroyd]."William Frank Calderon [1865-1943] was an English Victorian painter of portraits, landscapes, figure subjects and sporting pictures. He acted as principal of the School for Animal Painting referred to in his letter from 1894 to 1916. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1881 to 1921 and had his first Royal Academy painting bought by Queen Victoria. Bookseller Inventory # 33946

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Wright, Harold Bell. (1872-1944).

Published by Tecolote, CA: November 2, 1910. (1910)

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Item Description: Tecolote, CA: November 2, 1910., 1910. Book Condition: Very good. - Sixteen-word quotation penned in black ink on a piece of card approximately 1-1/2 inches high by 3 inches wide. Signed "Harold Bell Wright" and dated " Tecolote Nov 2, 1910". The quotation is mounted on 2 layers of paper, the 1st 9-1/2 inches high by 6-1/4 inches high and the 2nd slightly larger. Mounted, along with the quotation is a black-and- white portrait of Wright cut out from a book or magazine. Very good. The quotation reads: "The crown is not the kingdom, nor is one a king because he wears a crown", and may be from Wright's novel "The Uncrowned King" which was published in 1910.Harold Bell Wright [1872-1944] was a best-selling American writer of fiction, nonfiction, plays and essays in the first half of the twentieth century. Though his work was largely forgotten in the later twentieth century, he is said to have been the first American author to sell a million copies of a novel and the first to make a million dollars from his fiction. A number of movies were adapted from his stories. Wright's home and studio, which he called "Tecolote Rancho", is now a registered California historical landmark. Bookseller Inventory # 33947

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Horgan, Paul. (1903-1995). American Pulitzer Prize-winning author.

Published by San Patricio, NM: 25 August, 1972. (1972)

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Item Description: San Patricio, NM: 25 August, 1972., 1972. Book Condition: Fine. - Quarto. 71 words typed on his host's personalized letterhead with his Middletown, Connecticut home address typed below the heading. Signed "Paul" in black ink with 1 ink correction. Folded twice for mailing. Near fine. Horgan writes to E. Harold Hugo of the Meriden Gravure Company about Horgan's book "Encounters with Stravinsky": "What a warm and reassuring letter you wrote me about my Stravinsky memoir. It touched me very much." Horgan writes from artist Peter Hurd's Sentinel Ranch in San Patricio, New Mexico. "I am with Peter and Henrietta Hurd, working under ideal conditions and companionship."Paul Horgan [1903-1995] was an American author of fiction and nonfiction, most of which was set in the southwestern United States. He was the recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes for History. Bookseller Inventory # 33949

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Grey, Henry, 3rd Earl Grey (1802-1894). English Statesman who served as Secretary of War from 1835 to 1839.

Published by Northumberland, August 5, 1871. (1871)

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Item Description: Northumberland, August 5, 1871., 1871. Book Condition: Good. - Octavo, 7-1/8 inches high by 4-3/8 inches wide. Over 300 words penned on all four sides of a folded sheet of creamy white paper with the address embossed in blind at the top of the cover sheet. Replying to a request for his assistance in working out a solution to the strike by engineers in Newcastle seeking that limits be placed on the hours they are required to work each day: "I also yesterday received a letter on the same subject from Mr [Lowthian ?] Bell - In answer to his letter I told Mr. Bell that I would be very glad to do anything in my power to assist in bringing the unfortunate strike at Newcastle to a close, but that I fear that nothing that I would do would be likely to promote that object, & might even tend rather to increase than to diminish the existing irritation between the employers & the employed." Earl Grey asks if the recipient might have some "arrangement to propose for the settlement." which might help him decide if he should get involved in the negotiations. He mentions, in closing, that he will be traveling over the next several days, culminating with his being "compelled to go to London to vote against the ballot bill". Signed "Grey". Folded twice horizontally, the letter was once mounted or tipped-in to a book with remnants of paper adhering to the top edge of the last page, not affecting the text. There is also a tiny piece of dark paper near the lower center of the last page which does not touch on the text. The "Nine Hours Strike" began in August of 1871 when engineers in Newcastle upon Tyne and adjoining areas requested that working hours be limited to nine hours a day. The bitter strike was prolonged when employers refused to talk and brought in foreign workers in an attempt to break the strike. Though there were a few incidents of violence, many of the foreign workers soon realized that they were being used to support a system of industrial slavery and would lose their jobs anyway once the strike was resolved. The strike went on for 14 weeks before employers finally compromised and granted the strikers' request.The Ballot Bill to which Earl Grey refers proposed that parliamentary and local elections in the UK take place by secret ballot. The Bill was passed in 1872.Also known as Viscount Howick, the English statesman Henry George Grey, 3rd Earl Grey (1802-1894) entered parliament in 1826. His father became Prime Minister when the Whigs came to power in 1830 and Earl Grey (then Viscount Howick) was made Under-Secretary of State for War and the Colonies. Aligned with colonial reformers, he resigned in 1834 when the emancipation of slaves was made to take place gradually instead of immediately. He became Secretary of War when he entered Lord Melbourne's cabinet in 1835 and made significant administrative reforms. He again resigned in dissatisfaction in 1839 and gained a reputation for crotchetiness. He supported free trade and as colonial secretary, a post to which he was appointed in 1846, was the first minister to proclaim that the colonies should be governed for their own benefit and not for that of Great Britain & Ireland. As much as possible, he accorded them self-governance. He was, however, soon embroiled in the turmoil and discontent brewing in Ceylon, the West Indies, and New Zealand. He authored several works on political subjects and policy including an 1888 work on the state of Ireland and one on the United States tariff. Bookseller Inventory # 33942

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SIGNATURE OF HARRY JAMES ON A DETROIT: James, Harry. (1916-1983).

James, Harry. (1916-1983). Great trumpet player and big-band leader.

Published by Detroit, MI: circa [1942]. [1942] (1942)

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Item Description: Detroit, MI: circa [1942]. [1942], 1942. Book Condition: Very good. - A sheet of cream card stock is folded to form 4 sides, each 4-3/8 inches high by 3-1/4 inches wide, printed and illustrated in blue. Signed in ink "Harry James" on the cover above a vignette of a band and a couple in evening dress dancing. There is a very light crease along the bottom edge of the card. Very good. Eastwood Gardens was a dance hall in Detroit, Michigan, which closed in 1953. The 1942 date of the signature is presumed because Harry James performed at "Michigan Theater" on August 28, 1942.On the two inner sides of the Eastwood card is a menu of beers, soft drinks, wines and champagne served there with prices. Their special Padre Sec California champagne is pictured on the 4th side with the price of their champagne cocktail.Harry James [1916-1983] was an American musician best known as a trumpet player and band leader who led a big band from 1939 to 1983. He was especially known among musicians for his remarkable technical proficiency and superior tone on the trumpet. He was extremely influential on up-and-coming trumpet players from the late 1930s to the 1940s. Bookseller Inventory # 33941

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A 3-PAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by KATE: Wiggin, Kate Douglas

Wiggin, Kate Douglas (1856-1923). American author of "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm".

Published by Quillcote, Hollis, Maine, September 5, 1916. (1916)

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Item Description: Quillcote, Hollis, Maine, September 5, 1916., 1916. Book Condition: Good. - Over 140 words penned on 3 sides of 2 sheets of 8 inch high by 5 inch wide buff paper. The letter is on stationary provided by the Hollis Center Post Office, identified by text printed at the top of the first page. Replying to a request for her yet to be published play based on her novel "The Old Peabody Pew", Kate Douglas Wiggin replies that "Yours is the forty seventh request for my MS of The Old Peabody Pew . Alas nothing can be done." Apparently, the manuscript is to be printed in a magazine. Following that, it would be published as an inexpensive pamphlet. The publishers would "at my request charge only a modest fee for its production. I never do anything for money." [It was published by Samuel French in 1917.] The third page is penned vertically on the verso of the first. Signed in full "Kate Douglas Wiggin / (Mrs George Riggs)", the latter being her married name. The letter was once folded three times horizontally. Once mounted in an album there are large remnants of paper adhering to, the blank verso of the second page. There is a tiny tear to the bottom edge of that second page. Good. The American author and educator Kate Douglas Wiggin (1856-1923) is best remembered for her classic children's novel "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm". Devoted to the welfare of children, she started the first free kindergarten in San Francisco in 1878 and, with her sister, established the first training school for kindergarten teachers. Bookseller Inventory # 33939

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Brassey, Thomas. (1805-1870). Civil engineer responsible for building many of the world's railways.

Published by September 13, 1866. (1866)

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Item Description: September 13, 1866., 1866. Book Condition: Very good. - Octavo. 12 words penned on the 1st side of a sheet of cream paper folded to form 4 sides, each 7-1-8 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide. Signed "Thomas Brassey". Some scraps of gray paper adhere to the right edge of the 4th side where the letter has been removed from an album. The edges of the letter are very slightly darkened. Folded twice for mailing. Very good. Brassey writes to John Bailey Denton [1814-1893], an English surveyor and a fellow civil engineer: "I deeply regret that my [.?] for the Idiot Asylum are pre engaged."Thomas Brassey [1805-1870] was an English civil engineering contractor and manufacturer of building materials. He was responsible for constructing many of the world's railways. By 1847 he had built about one-third of the railways in Britain and by the time of his death in 1870 he had built one in every twenty miles of railways in the world, including lines in France and other European countries and in Canada, Australia, South America and India. He also took an active part in the development of steamships, mines, marine telegraphy and water and sewage systems. Bookseller Inventory # 33940

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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY PIANIST MARIA JANOTHA: Janotha, Maria Cecylia

Janotha, Maria Cecylia Natalia. (1856-1932) Polish Court pianist to the German Emperor, King of Prussia.

Published by Northwood Park, W. Cowes [Isle of Wight, U.K.]: June [28, 1895]. (1895)

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Item Description: Northwood Park, W. Cowes [Isle of Wight, U.K.]: June [28, 1895]., 1895. Book Condition: Good. - Small octavo. Letter penned in blue ink on "Coronation Day" and filling all 4 sides of a sheet of paper folded to form 4 sides, each 5-7/8 inches high by 4 inches wide. Signed "Janotha". There is light soiling & staining to the top left corner of the 4th side of the letter with a strip of mounting tape down its right edge. The transparent tape overlaps a few letters of the text without making them illegible. Very good. Janotha, who is looking for flower vases for her chapel, writes to Mary Drew asking "I wonder if you would give one little glass out of which the precious King took water at table. I should always keep white roses in it.and in one little glass which served young gracious, angelic Mrs. Gladstone I should place always a lily.Dearest Mrs. Drew do not mind to give me those [very] used 2 little glasses--the flowers will say their prayers for the wellfare of the King & Queen." The King she refers to is presumably the Prince Consort, Albert, husband of Queen Victoria. Janotha also describes a harmonium on which she has played "the choral your brother has so beautifully written". At the end of the letter she refers to playwright Pearl Cragie: "Pearl has sold to Irving her piece--several hundreds of pounds." Craigie's play "Journeys End in Lovers' Meetings" was acquired by Henry Irving for his company. It was performed in July 1985 and became part of the company's repertory.The recipient of the letter, Mary Drew [1847-1927], was the daughter of W. E. Gladstone. As adviser and private secretary to her father, she achieved considerable political influence by controlling access to the Prime Minister.Maria Cecylia Natalia Janotha [1856-1932] was the Polish court pianist to the German Emperor, King of Prussia. She studied under Brahms and Clara Schumann, making her debut at the age of 12 in Warsaw. She traveled widely and was awarded numerous honors in Germany, England and Poland. She composed nearly 400 piano works. She had personal contact with Chopin's relations and published for the first time his Fugue in A Minor. In addition, she supplemented and translated several Polish books on Chopin During World War I, a 1916 article in the New York Times reports that Natalia Janotha has been quietly arrested and expelled from England as an enemy alien, after thirty years in the country and in spite of the honors bestowed on her by the Royal Family. Bookseller Inventory # 33936

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Terry, Daniel. (c. 1780-1829). English actor and playwright.

Published by [London]: 18th April, 1825. (1825)

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Item Description: [London]: 18th April, 1825., 1825. Book Condition: Good. - Octavo. 25 words penned in black ink on a sheet of ctream paper, approximately 6-3/4 inches high by 4-5/8 inches wide. The letter is mounted on a slightly larger piece of tan paper. Signed "Yours very truly / Daniel Terry" with his Alfred Place address and the date below the signature. There is some light staining to the letter's left bottom corner with some tiny marks to its left margin. Folded twice for mailing. Good. Terry's note addressed to "My dear Kelly" is accepting an invitation to dine with Kelly and a mutual friend.Daniel Terry [c. 1780-1829] was an English actor and playwright who made his career in London, Edinburgh and the northern English provinces. He was a close associate of Walter Scott and adapted several of Scott's works for the stage. The first of these was a musical adaptation of "Guy Mannering", in which Terry appeared in March 1816. Bookseller Inventory # 33934

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Janotha, Maria Cecylia Natalia. (1856-1932) Polish Court pianist to the German Emperor, King of Prussia.

Published by Northwood Park, W. Cowes [Isle of Wight, U.K.]: 15 September, circa [1894]. [1894] (1894)

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Item Description: Northwood Park, W. Cowes [Isle of Wight, U.K.]: 15 September, circa [1894]. [1894], 1894. Book Condition: Good. - Small octavo. Letter penned in blue ink and filling all 4 sides of a sheet of paper folded to form 4 sides, each 7 inches high by 4-3/8 inches wide. Signed "Your devoted Janotha". There is a strip of mounting tape down the 4th side's right edge. The transparent tape overlaps a few letters of the text without making them illegible. Very good. Janotha writes to Mary Drew hoping she liked the music Janotha has sent her. She refers to Mary Drew's daughter Dorothy, then about four years old, "How beautiful she must be now!". She writes about her home on the Isle of Wight: "It is here so beautiful for study, Northwood Park--2 grand pianos,and a chapel.Princess Beatrice placed her own harmonium so that I revel in so many joys!" She wonders whether Mr. Gladstone would like her to play for him again and closes by reporting "the 19th they unveil the medalion of F. Liszt, in the Abbey." Mary Drew [1847-1927], was the daughter of W. E. Gladstone. As adviser and private secretary to her father, she achieved considerable political influence by controlling access to the Prime Minister.Maria Cecylia Natalia Janotha [1856-1932] was the Polish court pianist to the German Emperor, King of Prussia. She studied under Brahms and Clara Schumann, making her debut at the age of 12 in Warsaw. She traveled widely and was awarded numerous honors in Germany, England and Poland. She composed nearly 400 piano works. She had personal contact with Chopin's relations and published for the first time his Fugue in A Minor. In addition, she supplemented and translated several Polish books on Chopin During World War I, a 1916 article in the New York Times reports that Natalia Janotha has been quietly arrested and expelled from England as an enemy alien, after thirty years in the country and in spite of the honors bestowed on her by the Royal Family. Bookseller Inventory # 33937

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Horsley, William (1774-1858). English composer, known for his glees.

Published by 1824. (1824)

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Item Description: 1824., 1824. Book Condition: Good. - Over 40 words penned on a 7-1/4 inch high by 4-3/8 inch wide sheet of buff paper. In his letter, William Horsley notifies a subscriber that "I have great pleasure in acquainting you, that your subscription copy of Dr. Callcott's Glees is now ready." and that he will receive his usual discount. Signed "Wm. Horsley". Folded for mailing, a piece torn out from the lower left edge has been repaired with vintage paper and paste from the verso. There is some minor soiling and a tiny spot to the left edge. Remnants of gray scrapbook paper adhere to the right edge of the verso. In good condition with a clear bold signature. A friend of Mendelssohn, the English musician William Horsley (1774-1858) was a prolific composer. His works include three symphonies for full orchestra and five books of glees including "By Celia's Arbour", "O, Nightingale", and "Now the Storm Begins to Lower". Horsley was one of the founders of the Philharmonic Society of London (now the Royal Philharmonic Society).The eminent English composer John Wall Callcott (1766-1821) composed at least 100 glees, 8 of which were awarded prizes. A pupil of Haydn, he composed glees and catches, including one in which he ridiculed Sir John Hawkins' History of Music. The author of a Musical Grammar, his health prevented him from completing his substantial Musical Dictionary.Callcott's daughter Elizabeth married William Horsley. In 1824, Horsley published his father- in-law's works "A collection of Glees, Canons and Catches" together with a "Memoir of Dr. Callcott". Bookseller Inventory # 33923

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Thomas, Lowell. (1892-1981). American traveler and writer, credited with making Lawrence of Arabia famous.

Published by Pawling, NY: February 13, 1976. (1976)

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Item Description: Pawling, NY: February 13, 1976., 1976. Book Condition: Very good. - Quarto. 57 words typed on a sheet of his personalized letterhead, 10-1/4 inches high by 7-1/4 inches wide. Signed in green ink "Lowell Thomas". The bottom left corner of the letter is creased and the top left & bottom right corners are lightly creased. Very good. Thomas writes to "Dennis": "Alas, I'm not a philosopher. All I know is that life can be exciting, full of much pleasure and so on ad infinitum. Here's hoping you find it that way."Lowell Jackson Thomas [1892-1981] was an American writer, broadcaster and traveler. Bookseller Inventory # 33919

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Thomas, Lowell. (1892-1981). American traveler and writer, credited with making Lawrence of Arabia famous.

Published by Pawling, NY: March 2, 1973. (1973)

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Item Description: Pawling, NY: March 2, 1973., 1973. Book Condition: Very good. - Quarto. 2 paragraphs filling half of a sheet of his personalized letterhead, 10-1/2 inches high by 7-1/4 inches wide. Signed in green ink "Lowell Thomas" with 1 correction in green ink. The top right corner of the letter is very lightly creased. Very good. Thomas writes to a Mr. Parry: "One reason ["Patton"] was such a superb picture and reasonably true to life was because it was produced by Darryl Zanuck who was himself an officer in World War Two, and knew Patton. You probably didn't notice it but in Patton I was involved in the portion that had to do with the Battle of the Bulge." Thomas appears in the film as himself. Referring to some other film, Thomas writes "Of course you are right about that Arthur Kennedy portrayal. It was completely phony."Lowell Jackson Thomas [1892-1981] was an American writer, broadcaster and traveler. In the second paragraph of the letter he gives the correspondent some information about his career. Bookseller Inventory # 33918

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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED TWICE BY JOHN RUSSELL,: Russell, John, 6th

Russell, John, 6th Duke of Bedford. (1766-1839). Politician and naturalist.

Published by [London]: July 30, 1838. (1838)

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Item Description: [London]: July 30, 1838., 1838. Book Condition: Good. - Quarto. Approximately 45 words penned in black ink on the first side of a sheet of paper folded to form 4 sides, each 9-1/8 inches high by 8 inches wide. Written from Belgrave Square in London, the letter is signed "Bedford". There is some light staining to the letter. 3 of its 4 corners are creased and its right side is darkened. Folded 4 times for mailing with 2 additional light horizontal creases. On the 4th side is the recipient's address with Bedford's free frank and a seal. There is a piece out of the 4th side. Good. The Duke is writing to Mr. Thomas Boys, a seller of prints and "Printseller to His Majesty", whose business was located at 11 Golden Square, London. The letter suggests that the Duke may have been looking to buy an artwork from him. He regrets that he had no time during his brief stay in London to call on Boys at his home and hopes that he will be able to see "David Wilkie's original drawing" on his next visit.Under the name Lord John Russell, Bedford entered the House of Commons as one of the members for Tavistock, Devon. He succeeded to the dukedom in 1802 on the death of his elder brother. In 1830 he rebuilt Covent Garden market at a cost of 40,000 pounds. He was one of the first vice-presidents of the newly founded Agriculture Society and was also an enthusiastic naturalist, publishing several books and catalogs related to trees and plants at his country house at Woburn. From 1813 to 1815 he was in Italy and acquired a notable collection of paintings and statuary which were housed at Woburn. Bookseller Inventory # 33920

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Hall, Anna Maria. (1800-1881). Irish novelist who wrote under the name "Mrs. S. C. Hall".

Published by [London]: [1832]. [1832] (1832)

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Item Description: [London]: [1832]. [1832], 1832. Book Condition: Good. - Small quarto. Letter filling one side of a sheet of paper folded to form 4 sides, each 7-1/2 inches high by 5-1/2 inches wide. Signed "truly yours / Anna Maria Hall." The letter is darkened with some light creasing to its corners & lower half and with 2 small holes in the margin of the left side, not affecting the text. Folded for mailing. Good. The Irish author writes to her publisher Richard Bentley, thanking him for sending her copies of her new book "The Buccaneer" which he published in 1832 and reprinted in 1840: "Will you accept my best thanks for the copies of 'The Buccaneer' -- I think both engravings very nice - the smaller one particularly."Anna Maria Hall [1800-1881] began her writing career with two volumes of 'Sketches of Irish Character", both well received. Subsequently she became a full-time author, publishing novels, plays and articles. "The Buccaneer" a story of the English Protectorate with Oliver Cromwell among the characters, was her first novel. Bookseller Inventory # 33921

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Campbell, Field Marshall Colin, 1st Baron Clyde (1792-1863).

Published by Dover, May 26th, 1809. (1809)

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Item Description: Dover, May 26th, 1809., 1809. Book Condition: Very good. - Over 90 words penned on 8-7/8 inch high by 7-1/4 inch wide creamy white paper. In his letter addressed to Captain Trench, Colin Campbell (who would be promoted to Lieutenant that same year) reports receiving the orders to inspect the regiment and acknowledges receiving the Captain's letter reporting the march of the Warwick Militia. Signed "Colin Campbell". Folded horizontally and vertically for mailing, the letter is docketed on the verso. There is a small ink smudge to the bottom edge, else in very good condition. "Dover 26th May 1809 / Sir / I have received your letter of this day by Express containing the Regiments orders for my inspecting the detachment of the 6th Infantry stationed at this place and reporting the number of Men fit for active service. - / I will make my Report to this Effect tomorrow. - / Your letter of yesterdays date reporting the march of the Warwick Militia to this place states the move for the 6th & 7th Inst. which I conclude to be meant for the Month of June next. / I have the honor to be Sir / Your most obedient Servant / Colin Campbell . / To Capt. Trench".Colin Campbell, 1st Baron Clyde (1792-1863). Born Colin Macliver to a carpenter in Glasgow, Scotland. At the age of 15, watching an inspection of troops in the company of his uncle Colonel John Campbell, he was enlisted by the Duke of York under his maternal name. He fought throughout the Peninsular War, and held his first command during the War of 1812. He was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in 1849 for the skill and valour of his service during the Sikh War, where he was wounded. Sir Colin Campbell accepted command of the Highland Brigade at the start of the Crimean War. Following the battle of Alma, he landed his regiment at Balaklava and took position on the plains in front of the British troops as the Russian Cavalry charged. To avoid being outflanked, Sir Colin extended the lines of his 93 Highland Regiment into what was to become the famous "Thin Red Line", only two deep instead of the usual four. With nerves of steel, Sir Colin and his men held their first volley until the Russians were well nigh upon them and fired the second at only 50 yards, successfully shattering the Russian Cavalry charge.The Battle of Balaklava, fought on October 25, 1854 was a key battle in the Crimean War. Aligning the allied forces of the United Kingdom, France and the Ottaman Empire against Russia and its allies. This was the first attempt by the Russians to break the Siege of Sebastopol. The battle combined elements of great heroism and creative military maneuvers on the part of the British with incompetence and poor communication. Sir Colin Campbell's successful stand against the Russian Cavalry was followed by an uphill charge of the British Heavy Brigade and the order that the Light Brigade prevent the Russians from carrying off captured British guns. Poor communication resulted instead in Lord Cardigan's charge on the Russian gun battery down in the valley, the famous "Charge of the Light Brigade". Bookseller Inventory # 33917

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Dafoe, Allan Roy. [1883-1943]. Canadian obstetrician who delivered the Dionne quintuplets.

Published by Callander, Ontario, Canada: Jan. 10th, 1938. (1938)

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Item Description: Callander, Ontario, Canada: Jan. 10th, 1938., 1938. Book Condition: Very good. - Quarto. 15 words typed on a splendid illustrated sheet of letterhead headed "The Dionne Quintuplet Guardianship" with a color image of the heads of the quintuplets superimposed on a maple leaf and an outline map of Ontario, marking the location of Callander with a red star. Signed "Allan Roy Dafoe". There is light creasing to the bottom corners of the letter with the left corner slightly darkened. Folded once for mailing. Very good. Dr. Allan Roy Dafoe [1883-1943] sends this signed letter to a correspondent who has asked for his autograph. The Canadian obstetrician delivered and cared for the Dionnes, the first quintuplets known to have survived early infancy. Bookseller Inventory # 33912

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Yonge, Charlotte Mary. (1823-1901). Prolific English novelist.

Published by Otterbourne, Winchester, U.K.: Nov. 10th, 1862. (1862)

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Item Description: Otterbourne, Winchester, U.K.: Nov. 10th, 1862., 1862. Book Condition: Very good. - Letter filling 2 sides of a sheet of her blue personalized letterhead. The paper is folded to form 4 sides, each 5-5/8 inches high by 3-5/8 inches wide. Her address "Otterbourne, Winchester" is printed in red at the top of the first side. Signed on the 3rd side "Yours faithfully / C. M. Yonge". The corners of the 3rd side are lightly creased. Folded 3 times for mailing. Very good. Charlotte Yonge replies to a letter passed on to her from a woman inquiring about a book or article called "Life in the Factories". Yonge explains that it is about "the experiences of Miss Hibbert, who worked hard at Birmingham among the various kinds of distress she describes. She has since married a Scottish professor but keeps her heart much with her people." She gives the recipient the Edinburgh address of Miss Hibbert [now Mrs. Laurie] so that she can contact her for more information.Charlotte Mary Yonge {1823-1901] began writing in 1848 and published about 160 works, chiefly novels. Among her best known works are The Heir of Redclyffe, Heartsease, and The Daisy Chain: A Book of Golden Deeds. She was also a founder and editor for forty years of The Monthly Packet, a magazine founded in 1851 and originally targeted at British Anglican girls. Bookseller Inventory # 33913

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Novello, Vincent. (1781-1861). Composer and founder of the publishing firm Novello & Co.

Published by Circa [1850]. [1850] (1850)

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Item Description: Circa [1850]. [1850], 1850. Book Condition: Good. - Close of a letter penned in black ink on a slip of paper, approximately 1-1/8 inches high by 4-5/8 wide. Signed "With my kind Comps to your sister, believe [me I] remain, dear Miss Mounsey, yours very truly / Vincent Novello". The top edge of the slip is slightly unevenly cut. Fragments of gray paper adhere to the verso where it has been removed from an album. Good. Vincent Novello [1781-1861] was an English musician, composer and music teacher. Many of his compositions were sacred music, much of it very popular. One of his greatest contributions to the musical life of his country was the introduction to England, together with Christian Ignatius Latrobe, of unknown works by great composers such as the Masses of Haydn and Mozart and the music of Palestrina. In 1811, he founded the publishing firm of Novello & Co., which was carried on and developed by his son.Novello sends his compliments to the recipient's sister. He is writing therefore either to musician Ann Sheppard Mounsey or to her sister. Ann Mounsey [1811-1891] was a pianist, organist and composer. She became the organist at various London churches and performed at concerts and as an accompanist. Bookseller Inventory # 33911

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Croly, David Goodman (1829-1889).

Published by March 6, 1870. (1870)

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Item Description: March 6, 1870., 1870. Book Condition: Good. - Octavo, 7-7/8 inches high by 5 inches wide. Approximately 250 words penned on three sides of a folded sheet with Croly's monograph embossed in blind at the top of the first page and the text of the third page penned vertically on the verso of the first. A substantial letter addressed to the American philosopher and historian John Fiske in which David Goodman Croly discusses plans for the first issue of the "Modern Thinker": "I enclose another prospectus of the 'Modern Thinker,' the first number of which I hope to have out by June." and suggests that Fiske might have an interest in becoming an editor for the periodical: "I shall myself get out the first two numbers but if the means can be raised you will probably be invited to act as editor of the subsequent publications." Wanting to make an impression and "shock people" he asks if Fiske can help "not in money but in the furnishing of one striking article." Signed "D.G. Croly". Folded for mailing, there is some slight minor smudging and soiling. The letter was once tipped into a scrapbook as attested by some light glue stains to the blank page. A RARE autograph. The Irish-born American Journalist David Goodman Croly (1829-1889) was associated with the New York "Evening Post" and the "Herald" before moving on as managing editor of the "World". During the Civil War, he sought to discredit the Lincoln administration and the abolitionist movement by co-authoring an anonymous pamphlet purporting to be written by an abolitionist who promoted the intermarriage between whites and blacks. This 1864 pamphlet, titled "Miscegenation" played on the racist fears common among people of the period. In effect, Croly coined the term miscegenation for the first time. In 1870, Croly published the journal "The Modern Thinker" under the pseudonym of David Goodman. The journal was a vehicle for the positivist and Spencerian philosophy of Croly and some of his colleagues including John Humphrey Noyes. The periodical ran from 1870 through 1873, a total of only 3 issues. Among other works, Croly authored a "Primer of Posivitism" (1876) and the early attempt at futurology "Glimpses of the Future: Suggestions as to the Drift of Things" (1888). It is interesting to note that David Goodman Croly was the father of Herbert Croly, the co-founder of the Progressve periodical "The New Republic".The American philosopher and historian John Fiske (1842-1901) was one of the leading popularizers of Spencer's theory of social evolution and published several articles and reviews for The Modern Thinker.A review of the periodical published in "The Journal of Anthropology, Volume 1, No. 3 (Jan 1871)" page 355, reads: "The following extract from the introductory 'Egotisms' of the editor will show the position intended to be occupied by this new American periodical. 'The projector of The Modern Thinker is a Positivist, of the school of Auguste Comte. He does not, however, unqualifiedly accept all the speculations of that great philosopher. It is his desire to be liberal, and to open the pages of this publication to the representatives of all the advanced schools of thought, especially to the adherents of Herbert Spencer and John Stuart Mill.' The questions treated of in the present number are full of interest, and they are discussed with ability, and with praiseworthy absence of dogmatism. Amongst the best articles are 'The Last Word about Jesus,' by John Fiske."The most fantastic of [David] Croly's literary undertakings - a radical periodical entitled The Modern Thinker - appeared in 1871 [actually 1870]. 'No journal heretofore published in the United States,' he announced, 'has made it its special business to give expression to the advanced thought of the time on philosophical, scientific, and religious questions.' The Modern Thinker would 'employ the best minds of the age as contributors.' And Croly mentioned Spencer, Huxley, George Eliot, Ernest Renan, Darwin, and the four leading disciples of Auguste Comte: Littre, H. Bookseller Inventory # 33909

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Porter, Horace (1837-1931). American diplomat and Civil War general.

Published by New York, December 2, 1896. (1896)

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Item Description: New York, December 2, 1896., 1896. Book Condition: Very good. - One page. Over 40 words typed in blue on 7-7/8 inch high by 4-7/8 inch wide stationery with his street address discreetly embossed at the top. In response to a telegram from the American impressario and lecture tour manager James B. Pond, Horace Porter replies that he has "just returned from a two week absence. . It would have given me much pleasure to comply with your request if I had been here." The word "have' in "to have complied" has been crossed out by General Porter and the word "Complied" has been changed in ink to now read "comply". Signed in full "Horace Porter". Folded for mailing, else near fine. The American soldier and diplomat Horace Porter (1837-1931) served as a general in the Union Army during the Civil War. A graduate of West Point, he reached the rank of Brigadier General and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his conduct at the Battle of Chickamauga. He subsequently served on the staff of General Ulysses S. Grant and wrote the entertaining memoir "Campaigning with Grant". Bookseller Inventory # 33906

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Rogers, Bruce.

Published by [New Fairfield, Connecticut: October House], circa [1935]. [1935] (1935)

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Item Description: [New Fairfield, Connecticut: October House], circa [1935]. [1935], 1935. Book Condition: Very good. - Four lines of verse handsomely printed on 2-3/4 inch high by 4-1/4 inch wide fine card stock. "October House is a peaceful place / Where you can forget the Human Race; / So come and loaf with Pink and I, / And let the little world go by." Inscribed and signed in blue ink by Bruce Rogers under the text: "With warm regards / Bruce Rogers". There is some minor staining to the verso and a minor spot of browning to the recto. Very good. The book designer and typographer Bruce Rogers (1870-1957) had earned great acclaim for the development of his Centaur type face but tragedy would follow within the next decade. His ailing daughter, Elizabeth Rogers Burroughs died in 1924, leaving her 2-year old son in his and his wife's care. His wife Anna, who had battled a serious illness for many years, died but six years later in 1931. In 1925, Rogers bought a house in New Fairfield, Connecticut, near Danbury. It would be a few years before he settled down in the home he now called "October House". Following his wife's death, Rogers went on to care for his grandson with the help of his housekeeper, nurse and nanny Myra Pierson (affectionately known as "Pink") who had been hired years before as a nurse for his ailing daughter Elizabeth. Following the publication of the Oxford Lectern Bible in 1935, which was hailed as a masterpiece, Rogers settled down for a quieter life at October House with Pink and his grandson little Bruce. Bookseller Inventory # 33905

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A POWERFUL ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF THE SWEDISH: Larsen-Todsen, Nanny (1884-1982).
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Item Description: New York, 1926., 1926. Book Condition: Good. - An original 9-1/4 inch high by 6-3/4 inch wide sienna-toned gelatin silver photograph of the Swedish soprano Nanny Larsen-Todsen attired in a loose robe in her role as "Isolde", theatrically glancing away from the silver goblet she holds out in both hands. The portrait is mounted with glue from the verso onto a 12-1/4 inch high by 8-3/4 inch wide buff paper mat and subsequently mounted onto cardboard backing. The portrait is boldly inscribed and signed by the Soprano on the mat under the photograph: "To my dear Maestro Enrico Rosati with love and gratitude Nanny Larsen-Todsen (Isolde) / New York 1926". The top corners of the mat are chipped with small pieces out and the bottom right corner is creased. Pieces are chipped away from the cardboard backing unto which the mat is mounted. The inscription is slightly smudged due to the texture of the mat. The letter "d" in the singer's last name is faint and a crease to the bottom right corner touches upon the last letter of the singer's name and her character Isolde. The Swedish Opera Soprano Nanny Larsen-Todsen (1884-1982) was renowned for her performances in Richard Wagner's operas. She was considered one of the most notable Wagnerian Sopranos of the 20th Century and was particularly popular for her performances as Brunnhilde and Isolde at the Bayreuth Festival. Larsen-Todsen performed for the Royal Swedish Opera from 1906-25, subsequently earning further recognition at La Scala from 1925-27, the Metropolitan Opera in 1927 and Bayreuth from 1927- 31. She toured to much acclaim and retired following her last performance in Paris in 1937.Nanny Larsen-Todsen performed in the role of Isolde in "Tristan und Isolde" at the MET on January 16, 1926 with Rudolf Laubenthal. The Opera was conducted by Artur Bodanzky.Enrico Rosati (1874-1963) was the renowned voice teacher for Beniamino Gigli, Giacomo Lauri-Volpi and Mario Lanza. Bookseller Inventory # 33871

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AUTOGRAPH POSTCARD SIGNED by 9-YEAR OLD VINTON: Freedley, Vinton. (1891-1969).

Freedley, Vinton. (1891-1969). Important producer of Broadway musicals.

Published by Pomfret, CT: September 15th, 1901. (1901)

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Item Description: Pomfret, CT: September 15th, 1901., 1901. Book Condition: Good. - 12mo. Autograph message filling the verso of a postcard with A. J. Freedley's address in Philadelphia and the postmark on the recto. Signed "Your loving Vinton". There is some light creasing to the postcard & its edges are darkened. There is wear to the bottom right corner which slightly affects the signature . Good. The nine-year-old Vinton Freedley writes to his father from his Pomfret, Connecticut home asking him to send more film and reporting on his dog: "Rock follows Laurence everywhere. He took a long walk with Mama to-day when she was hunting trees to put in her shrubbery."Vinton Freedley [1891-1969] was an American theatre and television producer known for his productions of works by Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Richard Rodgers, and for such television shows as Talent Jackpot and Showtime U.S.A. Among his musical productions were Lady Be Good featuring Fred and Adele Astaire, Let's Face It!, Leave It to Me!, Cabin in the Sky, Anything Goes, Pardon My English, and Red, Hot and Blue.A very unusual item. Bookseller Inventory # 33897

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Frankl, Paul. (1878-1962). Influential art historian and important architectural analyst.

Published by Princeton, NJ: Dec. 5. 1951. (1951)

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Item Description: Princeton, NJ: Dec. 5. 1951., 1951. No Binding. Book Condition: Very Good. - Quarto. 63 words penned on a sheet of cream stock, approximately 10-1/2 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide, with his address stamped in the top left corner. Signed "Paul Frankl". The top edge of the letter is slightly roughed & there is some light creasing to its bottom edge. Folded 3 times for mailing. Together with the stamped addressed mailing envelope. Very good. Frankl writes to a Mrs. C. W. Mortimer, sending her a reprint of one of his articles. "Reading again what I wrote eight years ago I find that I changed my opinion on one point. Hemmel had no part in the windows of Walbourg in Alsace (p. 157). This is a detail interesting only a very small group of specialists, but I want to confess that I was mistaken."Paul Frankl [1878-1962] was an Austro-Hungarian-born art historian. He is best known for his discussions of architectural principles and history, which he organized within a Gestalt-oriented framework. After training as an architect he studied philosophy, history and art history in Munich under Heinrich Wolfflin and Berthold Riehl. In 1934 the Nazis terminated his position as a professor at Halle University and he moved to the United States that same year. In 1939 he obtained a position as art historian at the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton University. He received a tenured appointment in 1949, which he held until his death. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 33894

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Shedd, William Greenough Thayer. (1820-1894). Important American Presbyterian theologian.

Published by circa [1863]. [1863] (1863)

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Item Description: circa [1863]. [1863], 1863. Book Condition: Good. - Manuscript penned on 2 sides of a sheet of cream stock folded to form 4 sides, each 7-7/8 inches high by 5 inches wide. Signed "W. G. T. Shedd". The 1st side is a bit darkened around the edges with a few small stains & a glue stain to the top left corner. There are stains & light soiling to the blank 3rd & 4th sides with ink numerical calculations on the 4th side & glue stains to its right edge where the letter has been removed from an album. Folded 3 times for mailing. Good. Shedd writes a positive notice of a work by German theologian Heinrich Guericke [1803-1878] whose "Church History" Shedd translated [1857-1863]: "Guerickes Introduction to the New Testament I regard as one of the best works of the kind, yet produced in Germany."W. G. T. Shedd [1820-1894] was an American Presbyterian theologian born in Massachusetts. He was deeply affected by the thought of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Transcendentalism. He entered Andover Theological Seminary in 1840, studying under theologian Leonard Woods and graduating in 1843. As well as serving as a pastor, he was successively a professor of English literature, sacred literature, church history and systematic theology. He was a high Calvinist and one of the greatest systematic theologians of the American Presbyterian Church. Bookseller Inventory # 33892

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Brockedon, William. (1787-1854). English painter and inventor.

Published by [London]: June 7, 1825. (1825)

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Item Description: [London]: June 7, 1825., 1825. Book Condition: Good. - Letter penned on 3 sides of a sheet of cream stock folded to form 4 sides, each 7-1/2 inches high by 4-3/8 inches wide. The 4th side is the cover with the paper seal, postmark and Robert Balmanno's address. Signed "W Brockedon". The letter is split at the fold and temporarily repaired with document tape. The bottom edges of the sides are roughed & there is a small piece out of the top edge of the 1st side. There are minor stains & light soiling to the cover. Good. Brockedon writes to Balmanno from his 11 Caroline Street home asking him if he knows the whereabouts of a Mr. Walmsey whom Brockedon wishes to contact in connection with an engraving "for the Shakespeare". He is so dissatisfied with the engraving that he does not want to put his name to it. "Whatever may be the faults of the design they are not those of the engraving."William Brokedon [1787- 1854] was a nineteenth-century English painter. From 1812 to 1837 he was a regular contributor to the exhibitions of the Royal Academy and the British Institution. At the same time he was acquiring a reputation as a writer. He made several excursions to the Alps and published a multi-part book about the passes of the Alps, illustrated with engravings. Brockedon, who started his career working in his father's watchmaking business, was also an inventor. He took out several patents, including one for a new method of drawing wire through holes in rubies and other gems.Robert Balmanno [1780-1861] was an author and collector of engravings and autographs. He was also Secretary to the Artist's Fund. Bookseller Inventory # 33893

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Black, William. (1841-1898). Scottish novelist.

Published by [London]: circa [1872]. [1872] (1872)

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Item Description: [London]: circa [1872]. [1872], 1872. No Binding. Book Condition: Very Good. - Letter filling one side of a sheet of letterhead, approximately 6-1/4 inches high by 4 inches wide, with an image of a bee in reddish-brown at the top. Signed "Faithfully yours / William Black". The letter has been mounted on a very slightly larger card & there are a few tiny glue marks to the edges of the letter. Very good. Scottish novelist William Black [1841-1898] writes to his biographer Wemyss Reid to set up a meeting with him: "Could you come on Saturday at 6 & talk over business affairs as a nice sort of sherry-and-bitters before dinner?." He asks Reid to let him know "as to the advisability of my sending you anything.". Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 33889

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