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ALLARDYCE‚ Alexander. 18328

ALLARDYCE‚ Alexander.	18328	Two Autograph Letters Signed‚ to Lady Elphinstone‚ discussing errata and misprints in his biography of Admiral Lord Keith‚ and hoping he has done justice to “Lord Keith’s high character and splendid services”. 2 letters‚ 6 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. 11 July and 30 July 1882. Alexander Allardyce (1846 – 1896)‚ Scottish author‚ journalist and historian. “I have to thank you for your very handsome acknowledgment of my work on ‘Admiral Lord Keith’. The copyright of the book is now your property ...”

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ATHOLL‚ John Murray‚ 4th Duke. 18329

ATHOLL‚ John Murray‚ 4th Duke.	18329	Letter Signed ‘Atholl’‚ to “My dear Lord” [Admiral Lord Keith]‚ discussing likely local candidates to be appointed Justices of the Peace. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ fine‚ docketed by Lord Keith on the verso of the integral blank leaf. Dunkeld‚ 11 August 1818. John Murray‚ 4th Duke of Atholl‚ KT‚ PC‚ FRS (1755 –1830). He introduced Japanese Larch into Great Britain‚ planting the trees at Dunkeld‚ where they hybridized with the first European Larch in Britain‚ planted by his uncle‚ the second duke‚ and gave rise to the Dunkeld Larch. He wrote "Observations on Larch" in 1807.

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AUCKLAND‚ George Eden‚ Earl of. 18308

AUCKLAND‚ George Eden‚ Earl of.	18308	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Auckland’‚ to Labouchere‚ confirming arrangements to meet‚ when Auckland “will appoint Capt Bethune” before going on to the House of Lords. A good one page example 7 x 4 inches. Admiralty‚ 3 August 1848. George Eden‚ 1st Earl of Auckland‚ (1784 – 1849)‚ Whig politician and colonial administrator. He was thrice First Lord of the Admiralty and also served as Governor-General of India between 1836 and 1842.

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BLASCO IBANEZ‚ Vicente. 18281

BLASCO IBANEZ‚ Vicente.	18281	Sepia Portrait Photograph‚ inscribed to his fellow writer‚ Arthur Mayne‚ and signed ‘Vicente Blasco Ibanez’. 8 x 5 inches‚ mounted on card‚ in good condition. Menton‚ 1927. Vicente Blasco Ibáñez (1867 – 1928)‚ journalist‚ politician and best-selling Spanish novelist.

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BOYLES‚ Vice-Admiral Charles. 18275

BOYLES‚ Vice-Admiral Charles.	18275	Naval Order Signed ‘Cha: Boyles’‚ to Captain Robert Mitford of H.M. Sloop Espoir‚ instructing him to proceed with Dispatches to the Commander in Chief‚ at Mahon or elsewhere‚ also to deliver a Memorandum to the Commander of H.M. Sloop Eclair or any other of the cruisers on the coast of Sardinia‚ “but this is not by any means to take you out of your way in pursuit of the first object‚ that of delivering the dispatches to the Commander in Chief with all possible speed”. 2 pp. 12 x 8 inches‚ in sound condition‚ but with one heavy stain clear of the signature. Given on board the Canopus‚ Palermo Bay‚ 23 February 1811. Boyles was the young midshipman who became a close friend and mentor to Horatio Nelson when he joined the Raisonable in 1771. “Boyles was his favourite and he probably assumed the role of protective older brother. Five years Horace’s senior he was a lively Norfolk lad whose father‚ the collector of customs at Wells‚ was known to the Nelson-Suckling families ... he was capable too: he became a post-captain in 1790‚ distinguished himself in Calder’s action with the French in 1805 and reached flag rank a year later.” [John Sugden Nelson: A Dream of Glory‚ p 50]. Vice-Admiral Charles Boyles (1756-1816) became a rear-admiral in 1809 and from 1810 to 1812 served in the Mediterranean. He became a vice-admiral in 1814.

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BROUARDEL‚ Paul. 18316

BROUARDEL‚ Paul.	18316	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to a colleague‚ about treatment of his illness. In French. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ the integral blank leaf tipped on to an old album page‚ some very light foxing. 24 November 1886. Paul Camille Hippolyte Brouardel (1837-1906)‚ French pathologist. Brouardel was a leading authority of French forensic medicine‚ and was also a passionate advocate concerning all aspects of public health and hygiene. He was at the forefront of issues such as food safety‚ tuberculosis‚ venereal disease‚ child abuse‚ alcoholism and public decency. Brouardel was a major influence on the career of neurologist Georges Gilles de la Tourette.

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CHALLICE‚ Annie Emma. 18304

CHALLICE‚ Annie Emma.	18304	A series of three Autograph Letters Signed ‘A.E.Challice’‚ to Mr. and Mrs. Twining‚ discussing her book‚ Memories of French Palaces‚ thanking them for the pamphlet‚ arranging to meet‚ etc. 3 letters‚ 13 pp.‚ 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ with a printed advertisement slip of the second edition of Memories of French Palaces. 7 Upper Wimpole Street‚ 1871-1873. Uncommon. Annie Emma Challice (1821-1875) wrote primarily about French history‚ specifically biographical collections of French philosophers and authors. She also wrote fiction.

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CLARK‚ Sir James. 18317

CLARK‚ Sir James.	18317	Autograph Letter Signed‚ discussing the arrangements for examinations in Zoology and Natural History. 4 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. Undated. Sir James Clark (1788-1870)‚ court physician‚ author of medical works. He settled in Rome from 1819 to 1826; one of his patients was the poet John Keats‚ who arrived in Rome in November 1820. He steadily built up a medical practice in London‚ and in 1829 published what was described as his "best and most important work"‚ The Influence of Climate in the Prevention and Cure of Chronic Diseases‚ more particularly of the Chest and Digestive Organs. He was a Court Physician from 1837.

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COTTON‚ Admiral Sir Charles. 18277

COTTON‚ Admiral Sir Charles.	18277	Naval Order Signed ‘C.Cotton’‚ while serving as Commander-in-Chief in the Mediterranean‚ to Captain Robert Mitford of the Espoir‚ instructing him to proceed with public dispatches and join “Captain Otway of the Ajax on the Coast ot the Eastward about Genoa‚ or the North Coast of Corsica”. 1 page 12 x 8 inches‚ in good condition‚ horizontal folds. Given on board the San Josef off Toulon‚ 2 July 1811. Admiral Sir Charles Cotton (1753-1812) joined the frigate HMS Niger and participated in the Boston campaign in 1775 and Long Island campaign in 1776. In 1777‚ Cotton took command of the floating battery HMS Vigilant off the Chesapeake and supported the landing of British troops off the river. He was also promoted to lieutenant during the campaign. In 1779 as captain of HMS Boyne Cotton joined the fleet under Sir George Rodney in the West Indies. The following year‚ Cotton joined Rodney in action at the Battle of Martinique. After the Battle of Trafalgar‚ Cotton took command of several ships stationed off the Tagus in Portugal. He also planned and executed the seaborne extraction of the 30‚000 men of Sir John Moore's army trapped in Galicia. Cotton's plans allowed a fleet to transports to remove the vast majority of the army after they had defeated close French pursuit at the Battle of Corunna. In 1810‚ Cotton was chosen as Lord Collingwood's replacement in command of the Mediterranean Fleet after Collingwood's sudden death.

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CRICHTON-BROWNE‚ Sir James. 18318

CRICHTON-BROWNE‚ Sir James.	18318	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Dr. Norman‚ about Crichton-Browne’s article on Froude and Carlyle‚ written when he was “burning with indignation”. 4 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ fine. Crindau‚ Dumfries‚ 8 January 1921. Sir James Crichton-Browne (1840-1938)‚ correspondent of Charles Darwin‚ doctor and psychologist‚ lunatic asylum superintendent‚ a pioneer of the early treatment of mental breakdown. Crichton-Browne edited the highly influential West Riding Lunatic Asylum Medical Reports (six volumes‚ 1871–76). Crichton-Browne was a friend of Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881) whose marital reputation he defended against the allegations of James Anthony Froude.

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D’ORSAY‚ Count Alfred. 18264

D’ORSAY‚ Count Alfred.	18264	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to “Mon cher ami”‚ writing from the house of his correspondent’s good friend‚ Madame Anson‚ assuring him that he can rely on her in regard to the invitation to Doncaster‚ inviting him to visit and renew acquaintance. In French. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4 inches‚ light traces of mounting. 25 Hill Street‚ undated. Count Alfred D’Orsay (1801-52)‚ artist‚ the last of the dandies‚ who defied convention with Lady Blessington in a society of authors‚ artists‚ and men of fashion.

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DALHOUSIE‚ George Ramsay‚ 9th Earl. 18305

DALHOUSIE‚ George Ramsay‚ 9th Earl.	18305	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Dalhousie’‚ to Sir P.Walker‚ about archery in Scotland‚ hoping for a visit‚ etc. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ remains of guard where formerly mounted‚ in good condition. D[alhousie] Castle‚ 21 November 1835. George Ramsay‚ 9th Earl of Dalhousie (1770-1838)‚ army officer and governor-in-chief of British North America‚ took part in the Walcheren expedition. In 1812 he assumed command of the 7th division and served under Wellington in Spain and France‚ with the local rank of lieutenant-general‚ confirmed as full rank in June 1813. He was Governor of Nova Scotia from 1816 to 1820‚ Governor General of British North America from 1820 to 1828 and later Commander-in-Chief in India.

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EDGREN‚ August Hjalmar. 18325

EDGREN‚ August Hjalmar.	18325	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Dr. Rost‚ announcing that “I have accepted a call to occupy the chair of Modern Languages and Sanscrit in the University of Nebraska”‚ hoping to complete his Grammar‚ as asking for a written agreement about it‚ referring to Professor Fausball’s prospects‚ etc. In English. 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ integral leaf annotated by Rost‚ torn at centre fold (not affiecting text)‚ in good condition. Lund [Sweden]‚ 7 January 1885. “My own prospects here were too slow and too uncertain to reject a pretty good offer from the other side the Atlantic ...” August Hjalmar Edgren (1840 – 1903) was a Swedish-American linguist‚ professor‚ and author‚ as annotated by Rost on this letter: “Author of two Sanscrit grammars (one in Swedish‚ one in English) & translator of Sanscrit plays”. Edgren wrote numerous books‚ including a report of the author's travels in Mexico. In addition‚ the multi-lingual Edgren was the author of numerous books of grammar in several languages including German‚ French‚ Italian‚ Spanish and Sanskrit. Reinhold Rost (1822-1896)‚ German born orientalist‚ secretary to the Royal Asiatic Society (1863-69)‚ librarian at the India Office (1869-1893).

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EMMANUEL PHILIBERT‚ Duke of Savoy. 18315

EMMANUEL PHILIBERT‚ Duke of Savoy.	18315	Original manuscript document authorising payments‚ signed ‘E.Philibert’. With countersignatures. 1 page 12 x 8 inches‚ in good sound condition‚ but with five small pieces of adhesive tape affixed at edges‚ cancellation stroke. Integral leaf‚ docketed on verso. Savoy‚ May 1564. The uncommon signature of Emmanuel Philibert (1528-1580)‚ Duke of Savoy‚ one of the most renowned princes of the later Renaissance. He was the son of Charles III and Beatrice of Portugal‚ and took service with the Emperor Charles V during the wars in Germany‚ France and the Low Countries. During his reign (from 1553) as Savoy’s first really outstanding ruler‚ the duchy became free of foreign occupation. He organised a central government and an effective army.

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FITZBALL‚ Edward. 18266

FITZBALL‚ Edward.	18266	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Benjamin Webster‚ the actor manager‚ an affectionate letter enquring after his health. 2 pp. 4 x 3 inches‚ fine. White Cottage‚ Hammersmith Road‚ Kensington‚ 18 March 1867. Edward Fitzball (1792 –1873)‚ popular English playwright‚ who specialised in melodrama. “I think if your were to die‚ which Heaven avert‚ that the stage would‚ at once lose its last true ‘touch of Nature’.”

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GAMBIER‚ Admiral James. 18271

GAMBIER‚ Admiral James.	18271	Naval Order Signed ‘Gambier’‚ to Vice Admiral Sir John Duckworth “off Ushant”‚ instructing him to employ “the Nimrod‚ Hired Cutter” and John Tapley‚ the ship’s Master. Countersigned by Gambier’s secretary‚ James Wilkinson. Fine printed heading as Admiral of the Blue and Commander in Chief of the Channel Fleet‚ 1 page 12 x 8 inches‚ in very good condition‚ docketed on receipt “Recd. off Ushant 11 August by the Nimrod”. Given on board the Ville de Paris in Cawsand Bay [Cornwall]‚ 7 August 1808 James Gambier (1756-1833)‚ 1st Baron Gambier‚ Admiral of the Fleet (1830) was born in the Bahamas. He fought with distinction under Lord Howe in the Battle off Ushant in 1794. He was Governor of Newfoundland‚ 1802-1804. He commanded the British fleet at Copenhagen in 1807. At the Battle of Aix Roads in 1809 he disregarded the signals of Dundonald‚ but was acquitted by a court martial. He retained command of the Channel Fleet until 1811. Gambier was a founding benefactor of Kenyon College in the United States‚ so the town that was founded with it‚ Gambier‚ Ohio is named after him. Mount Gambier‚ South Australia‚ the extinct volcano and the later city‚ and Gambier Island in British Columbia are also named after him.

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GEIKIE. Sir Archibald. 18262

GEIKIE. Sir Archibald. 	18262	Autograph Letter Signed‚ returning New Year greetings. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4 inches. Shepherd’s Down‚ Haslemere‚ Surrey‚ 23 December 1909. The uncommon autograph of Sir Archibald Geikie (1835-1924)‚ Scottish geologist who became head of the Geological Survey of Great Britain in 1881. He became President of the Geological Society in 1890 and a knighthood followed in the same year. Throughout his career his private life was spent also on fieldwork and in research. He published many books‚ most notably 'Scenery of Scotland' in 1865‚ 'Textbook of Geology' in 1882 and 'Ancient Volcanoes of Great Britain' in 1897.

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GEORGE IV. 18261

GEORGE IV.	18261	Original signature as King‚ “George R”‚ cut from the upper left corner of a Royal Warrant to raise Volunteers for the Army. 3 x 5½ inches‚ fine. Undated. King George IV (reigned 1820-1830).

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GOTCH‚ Francis. 18320

GOTCH‚ Francis.	18320	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Miss Martin‚ regretting that “I have not got diagrams of the skeletons of man and the ape”. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4 inches. Physiological Laboratory‚ Oxford‚ 6 December 1898. “... the comparison of their brains I have but not of their bones.” Francis Gotch (1853 –1913)‚ British neurophysiologist who was professor of physiology at University College Liverpool and Oxford. In 1899 he described the "inexcitable" or "refractory phase" that takes place between nerve impulses. He also performed significant research in the field of electroretinography.

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HOLL‚ Frank. 18278

HOLL‚ Frank.	18278	A collection of eight original Autograph Letters Signed ‘Frank Holl’‚ to various correspondents (Leader‚ Vokins‚ A.M.Broadley)‚ arranging to meet‚ the painting of portraits (an introduction to Lord Durham)‚ a visit to Hawarden‚ etc. 8 letters‚ 19 pp.‚ generally in good condition‚ a few minor blemishes. The Three Gables‚ Fitzjohn’s Avenue; 4 Camden Square; 1880-1888. Frank Holl (1845-1888)‚ painter‚ a regular contributor to The Graphic‚ completed 198 portraits of the celebrated men of his day between 1879 and 1888.

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HOLLAND‚ Charles. 18269

HOLLAND‚ Charles.	18269	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Chas. Holland’‚ to Charles Ward‚ discussing his own terms of engagement. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ with the address leaf. Undated. Charles Holland (1768–1849)‚ actor‚ who played with Sarah Siddons and Edmund Kean. Nephew of Charles Holland (1733-1769)‚ actor.

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HOMERSHAM‚ Samuel Collett. 18270

HOMERSHAM‚ Samuel Collett.	18270	A series of five Autograph Letters Signed‚ to Jabez Hogg‚ the opthalmic surgeon‚ discussing reports of the River Pollution Commission‚ proposals for improving various waterworks‚ the Microscopical examination of water‚ Hogg’s Report‚ related technical matters‚ etc. 5 letters (1 incorporating a diagram)‚ 12 pp. 10 x 8 inches‚ generally in good condition. 19 Buckingham Street‚ Adelphi‚ London‚ 1874-1876. Samuel Collett Homersham (ca.1816–1886)‚ English hydraulic engineer and hydrologist. He studied rainfall patterns and subterranean water in various parts of England. He also studied impurities in water and effects of softening water supplies.He experimented with various designs of valves for use with water pumps.

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KOWALSKI‚ Henri. 18287

KOWALSKI‚ Henri.	18287	Autograph Musical Quotation Signed‚ under the entry for 1 April‚ his birthday. 1 page‚ about 5 x 3 inches‚ in good condition. Found in The Poetical Birthday Book (London‚ 1877). Henri Kowalski (1 April 1841 - 6 July 1916)‚ French pianist and composer.

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LANDON‚ Letitia Elizabeth. 18263

LANDON‚ Letitia Elizabeth.	18263	Autograph Letter Signed L.E.L. to William Hall‚ 14 Charing Cross‚ returning the proof‚ assuring him that “It is long since we met but the kindness of you and your family will never be forgotten”. 4 x 3 inches‚ with the address leaf (with residue of album page). 15 Hyde Park‚ undated. Letitia Elizabeth Landon (L.E.L.) (1802-38)‚ poet and novelist.

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LEMON‚ Mark. 18267

LEMON‚ Mark.	18267	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Benjamin Webster‚ the actor manager‚ offering him eight £40 shares in The Field‚ which would “give you a sixth share of the paper”‚ providing the names of the other holders. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ fine. The Field‚ Covent Garden‚ undated [watermark 1851]. Mark Lemon (1809-70)‚ author and journalist‚ helped to establish Punch‚ becoming first joint editor. Two other long-running magazines in which Lemon played a significant part were the Illustrated London News‚ the first publication to make use of pictures as well as text in reporting‚ which was founded by his friend Herbert Ingram‚ and The Field‚ of which he was founder editor (1853–57).

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LISTER‚ Joseph. 18291

LISTER‚ Joseph.	18291	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Joseph Lister’‚ to Dr. Bullock‚ asking him to call in because “There is a matter on which I am particularly anxious to speak to you”. A very good one page example 6 x 4 inches‚ black borders‚ integral blank leaf. 12 Park Crescent‚ Portland Place‚ 7 November 1896. Joseph Lister (1827-1912)‚ surgeon‚ whose work introduced the antiseptic system into modern surgery‚ and who developed a commercial serum therapy against diptheria. His correspondent is Dr W. Bullock‚ head of the Serum Department at the British (Jenner‚ and later Lister) Institute of Preventive Medicine (founded by Lister and others)‚ and subsequently Professor of Bacteriology at the London Hospital Medical School.

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LOCKHART‚ John Gibson. 18274

LOCKHART‚ John Gibson.	18274	Autograph Letter Signed ‘J.G.Lockhart’‚ to Craufurd‚ explaining that “great domestic distress” had prevented an earlier reply‚ and that “The anecdote however was not new to me”. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ a little dusty‚ generally good. London‚ 5 May 1837. John Gibson Lockhart (1794-1854)‚ biographer‚ son-in-law of Sir Walter Scott‚ was mourning the death of his wife Ann. His major work was the Life of Sir Walter Scott (7 vols‚ 1837—1838; 2nd ed.‚ 10 vols.‚ 1839).

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MACDONELL‚ General Sir James. 18324

MACDONELL‚ General Sir James.	18324	A lengthy Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Lieutenant General Sir James Hope‚ describing the death in Paris of Lord Hopetoun (General John Hope) and the effect of this on his family. Together with three later letters (1857) from Macdonell’s nephew to Hope describing Sir James Macdonell’s own final illness and death. 6 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ in fine condition. Horse Guards‚ 1 September 1823. Uncommon. General Sir James Macdonell (1781-1857)‚ Coldstream Guards‚ had the command of the light troops defending Hougoumont at the Battle of Waterloo‚ 1815‚ where he fought with great distinction‚ including leading the vital closing of the gates‚ with his sergeant‚ James Graham. He was wounded slightly in the battle.

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MARTIN‚ Admiral Sir George. 18276

MARTIN‚ Admiral Sir George.	18276	Naval Order‚ signed by Martin as Rear Admiral of the Red‚ to Robert Mitford‚ Commander of H.M. Sloop Espoir‚ ordering him to pu himself under the command of Captain Maxwell of His Majesty’s Ship Alceste. 1 page 13 x 8 inches‚ in good condition‚ folds. Given on board the Canopus at the Island of Ischia‚ 25 July 1809. Admiral of the Fleet Sir George Martin (1764 –1847) saw service during the American War of Independence‚ and the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. During his long naval career he took part in several significant battles‚ for which he was awarded a number of honours and promotions; he commanded ships at Cape St Vincent and Cape Finisterre. In June 1809 Martin took possession of Ischia and Procida.

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MITFORD‚ Robert‚ Captain Royal Navy. 18273

MITFORD‚ Robert‚ Captain Royal Navy.	18273	Shipping Bill signed by Mitford‚ recording a shipment in HMS Espoir from Malta to Smyrna‚ signed on receipt overleaf by the merchant in Smyrna (25 September 1812). 10 x 8 inches‚ engraved pictorial heading‚ in very good condition‚ red wax seal. Malta‚ 7 September 1812. Captain Robert Mitford (1781-1870)‚ distinguished naval officer and ornithologist.

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NAPIER‚ Francis‚ 10th Lord Napier. 18283

NAPIER‚ Francis‚ 10th Lord Napier.	18283	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Napier’ as Governor of Madras‚ to ‘My dear Hunter’‚ responding to his telegram‚ discussing political matters‚ the House of Lords‚ legal action. 4 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ a little dusty at folds. Embossed address. Government House‚ Madras‚ 11 July‚ no year given. Francis Napier‚ tenth Lord Napier of Merchistoun and first Baron Ettrick (1819–1898)‚ diplomatist and administrator in India. He served as ambassador to the United States from 1857 to 1859 and to the Netherlands from 1859 to 1861‚ as Ambassador to Russia from 1861 to 1864 and to Prussia from 1864 to 1866. The latter year he was appointed Governor of Madras‚ a post he held until 1872‚ when he also served as acting Viceroy of India for a short period.

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NAVAL COMMISSION. Commander Charles Gepp Robinson‚ 1838. 18302

NAVAL COMMISSION. Commander Charles Gepp Robinson‚ 1838.	18302	The original Admiralty Commission appointing Charles Gepp Robinson to be Commander of Her Majesty’s Sloop‚ Falcon. Signed by Admiral Sir William Parker. Vellum‚ 11 x 12 inches‚ Admiralty seal affixed‚ in good clean condition‚ folds. Admiralty‚ 28 June 1838. Vice-Admiral Charles Gepp Robinson (1805-1875) surveyed settlements in Africa‚ in operations against slave traders. From 1829 he was employed in the Surveying Department of the Navy. Admiral Sir William Parker (1781-1866) was appointed commander-in-chief in China (1841)‚ where he captured Amoy‚ Ningpo and other ports‚ bringing the Opium War to an end (1842). He was commander in chief in the Mediterranean‚ 1845-52.

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NORTHUMBERLAND‚ John Dudley‚ 1st Duke. 18331

NORTHUMBERLAND‚ John Dudley‚ 1st Duke.	18331	The three original signatures of John Dudley as Viscount Lisle‚ Earl of Warwick‚ and Duke of Northumberland‚ from the collection of John Thane and used by him in his plate of the Duke of Northumberland in his British Autography. Three signatures neatly mounted. Formerly in the collection of John Thane‚ and then in the Enys Collection. Dated by Thane‚ 1542‚ 1559 and 1552. Rare. John Dudley‚ 1st Duke of Northumberland KG (1504 – 22 August 1553). John Dudley‚ Viscount Lisle‚ became Earl of Warwick in 1547‚ Duke of Northumberland in 1551. He was beheaded 1553. John Thane (1748-1818)‚ print seller and engraver‚ compiled his British Autography. A Collection of Fac-Similies of the Hand Writing of Royal and Illustrious Personages‚ with their Authentic Portraits in three volumes in 1793 (with a later Supplement).

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O’CASEY‚ Sean. 18295

O’CASEY‚ Sean.	18295	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Sean O’Casey’‚ to Jaimie Moseley‚ agreeing to sign the book if he can come tomorrow evening. A good one page example‚ 8 x 5 inches‚ light traces of former mounting on verso. 32 Clareville Street‚ Kensington‚ S.W.7.‚ undated. “I should love to meet the young lass from Oxford.” Sean O’Casey (1880-1964)‚ Irish dramatist and memoirist.

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PAGET‚ Sir James. 18292

PAGET‚ Sir James.	18292	Autograph Note Signed ‘James Paget’‚ informing his correspondent that he will find “the information you desire in the Medical Directory published annually by Messrs. Churchill”. 1 page 5 x 4 inches‚ address trimmed away‚ light traces of former mounting‚ in good condition. 28 August 1883. Sir James Paget (1814 – 1899)‚ surgeon and pathologist who is best remembered for Paget's disease‚ and who is considered‚ together with Rudolf Virchow‚ as one of the founders of scientific medical pathology.

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PALMERSTON‚ Lord. 18280

PALMERSTON‚ Lord.	18280	Autograph Signature ‘Palmerston’‚ cut from the end of a Royal warrant. 2½ x 3½ inches‚ fine. Undated [c.1820-1830]. Henry John Temple‚ 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784-1865)‚ Prime Minister (1855-58‚ 1859-65).

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PALMERSTON‚ Lord. 18307

PALMERSTON‚ Lord.	18307	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Palmerston’‚ as Foreign Secretary‚ to Labouchere‚ about getting “a Copy of the new Sound Tariff” [Scandinavian trade dues] from his office. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ fine. C.T. [Carlton Terrace]‚ 3 June 1841. Henry John Temple‚ 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784-1865)‚ Prime Minister (1855-58‚ 1859-65).

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Peninsular War. PINK‚ George‚ Commissary‚ at Lisbon 1811. 18327

Peninsular War. PINK‚ George‚ Commissary‚ at Lisbon 1811.	18327	Autograph Letter Signed by George Pink‚ as Assistant Commissary with the Royal Engineers‚ to Admiral George Berkeley‚ requesting him to authorise the transport “of the Engineers Stores as were not required for the Operations before Badajos” to the Depot at Poco do Bispo. Annotated on verso by Admiral Berkeley himself‚ stating that the Captain of the Man of War at Lituval will execute this order. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition. Lisbon‚ 21 May 1811. Assistant Commissary George Pink (d.1819) served in the Peninsula 1811-1814. The recipient of this letter is Admiral George Berkeley (1753-1818)‚ who had the chief command on the coast of Portugal during the Peninsular War.

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PIATTI‚ Alfredo. 18293

PIATTI‚ Alfredo.	18293	A long Autograph Letter Signed ‘Alfred Piatti’‚ to “Dear Miss Daisy”‚ thanking her for her letter‚ discussing Bayreuth‚ Bonn‚ Bergamo‚ his preparations for travelling to England‚ etc. 4 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ minor blemishes only. Cadenabbia [Italy]‚ 2 November 1894. Carlo Alfredo Piatti (1822–1901)‚ Italian cellist and renowned teacher. He composed two cello concertos‚ one cello concertino‚ six cello sonatas‚ lieder for voice and cello accompaniment‚ and cello solos‚ as well as a cello method.

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REVAL‚ Gabrielle. 18297

REVAL‚ Gabrielle.	18297	The original Autograph Statement Signed “Gabrielle Réval”‚ about Peace‚ for inclusion in the anthology Pax Mundi‚ Livre D'or De La Paix. In French (with separate translation) on thick paper‚ folio‚ in fine condition. [Geneva]. Gabrielle Réval (1869-1938)‚ French writer. This presentation statement was prepared for publication in the famous anthology Pax Mundi. Livre D'or De La Paix (Geneva‚ 1932)‚ which contained numerous autograph facsimile statements about the prospects for World Peace. It was prepared by the World League for Peace with the approval of the League of Nations.

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RUSSELL‚ William. 18309

RUSSELL‚ William.	18309	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to George Robinson‚ sending ‘the restoration of six leaves of Copy‚ which Mr. Hamilton’s compositor had burnt’ and regretting the delay which this has caused‚ although “he says it will occasion little obstruction to the work”. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ in fine condition‚ with the integral address leaf. Knottyholm [Dumfriesshire‚ Scotland]‚ 12 March 1792. William Russell (1741-93)‚ historian‚ author of The History of America (1779). In this letter he may be referring to his History of Ancient Europe with a View of the Revolutions in Asia and Africa (1793). “But this accident has happened at a most unfortunate time for me. I was deeply engaged in disentangling some difficult matters‚ which I shall have to begin a new; and it grieves me much to think that any new delay should be laid to my charge.”

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SAN CARLOS‚ Don Joseph Michel De Carvajal‚ Duc de. 18314

SAN CARLOS‚ Don Joseph Michel De Carvajal‚ Duc de.	18314	Autograph Letter Signed ‘San Carlos’‚ forwarding documents sent by the Duc de Noailles‚ explaining what needs to be done. In French. 1 page 8 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. Sunday the 23rd [1823]. Don Joseph Michel De Carvajal‚ Duc de San Carlos (1771-1828). He was Viceroy of Navarra during part of the tear 1807‚ and Spanish ambassador in Paris‚ London and Lisbon‚ Knight of the Military Order of Alcantara and other knighthoods in France‚ Naples‚ Prussia‚ Hungary‚ and Russia. In 1813 he drafted the Treaty of Valençay.

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SARCEY‚ Yvonne. 18296

SARCEY‚ Yvonne.	18296	The original Autograph Statement Signed “Yvonne Sarcey”‚ about Peace‚ for inclusion in the anthology Pax Mundi‚ Livre D'or De La Paix. In French (with separate translation) on thick paper‚ folio‚ in fine condition. [Geneva]. Yvonne Sarcey (1869-1950)‚ French author. This presentation statement was prepared for publication in the famous anthology Pax Mundi. Livre D'or De La Paix (Geneva‚ 1932)‚ which contained numerous autograph facsimile statements about the prospects for World Peace. It was prepared by the World League for Peace with the approval of the League of Nations.

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SEGALAS‚ Anais. 18312

SEGALAS‚ Anais.	18312	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Monsieur de Monferrand‚ about a woman friend who had wished to become a shareholder in his enterprise‚ referring to ‘votre charmant journal’. In French. 1 page 8 x 5 inches‚ with a few lines and signature overleaf‚ address panel‚ in good condition‚ one small tear not affecting text. Together with a very fine contemporary lithograph portrait (11 x 9 inches) of Anais Ségalas. Postmarked Paris‚ 9 July 1836. Anais Ségalas‚ née Menard (1819-95)‚ poet and critic‚ became a member of the Société de la Voix des Femmes in Paris in 1848. Her poems Enfantines (1844) and La Femme (1847) were strongly didactic. They reflect the moderate feminism of many French women writers of her day. Like George Sand‚ Marie d’Agoult and Rosa Bonheur‚ she believed that a woman of talent had a right to pursue a career of her own.

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SMITH‚ Arthur. 18268

SMITH‚ Arthur.	18268	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Benjamin Webster‚ the actor manager‚ about employing an actor from another company‚ currently on 3 pounds a week‚ asking Webster to reply to the Egyptian Hall. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. Monday‚ 21st [no year or month given]. Uncommon. Arthur Smith (1825–61)‚ manager for his brother Albert Smith's entertainments at the Egyptian Hall (1852–60)‚ and for the amateur theatrical tour Dickens arranged to raise money for Douglas Jerrold's family when Jerrold died‚ and for Dickens’s public readings from 1858 to 1861. Author of The Thames Angler.

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ST. VINCENT‚ John Jervis‚ Admiral Earl. 18272

ST. VINCENT‚ John Jervis‚ Admiral Earl.	18272	An original Naval Order Signed ‘J.Jervis’ as Sir John Jervis‚ Admiral of the Blue and Commander in Chief in the Mediterranean‚ to Captain Darby‚ Commander of His Majesty’s Ship the Bellerophon‚ requiring him to place himself under Jervis’s command. Countersigned by George Purvis. 1 page 13 x 8 inches‚ in good condition. Given on board the Victory in the Tagus‚ 27 March 1797. Admiral John Jervis‚ Earl St. Vincent (1735-1823) writes six weeks after the Battle of Cape St. Vincent‚ the victory over the Spanish fleet which brought Jervis his earldom. The document is countersigned by George Purvis (1751-1826)‚ Secretary to Lords Howe and St. Vincent. Captain (later Admiral) Henry D’Esterre Darby (d.1823) commanded the Bellerophon at the Battle of the Nile (1 August 1798).

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SULLIVAN‚ Arthur. 18285

SULLIVAN‚ Arthur.	18285	An original Autograph Signature ‘Arthur Sullivan’‚ in the entry for May 13 (his birthday). 1 page‚ about 5 x 3 inches‚ in good condition. Found in The Poetical Birthday Book (London‚ 1877). Sir Arthur Sullivan (13 May 1842 – 22 November 1900)‚ composer‚ best known for his partnership with the librettist‚ Sir William Gilbert‚ in the Gilbert and Sullivan light operas.

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SUMNER‚ Charles. 18282

SUMNER‚ Charles.	18282	Envelope front only‚ signed ‘C.Sumner’ upper right‚ addressed by him to “General Miller‚ Consul of Her Britannic Majesty‚ Sandwitch Islands‚ via San Francisco‚ Calif.” About 3 x 4 inches‚ trimmed. Contemporary annotation on verso‚ dated Honolulu‚ 1856. Charles Sumner (1811 –1874)‚ American politician and United States Senator from Massachusetts. As an academic lawyer and a powerful orator‚ Sumner was the leader of the anti-slavery forces in Massachusetts and a leader of the Radical Republicans in the U.S. Senate during the American Civil War.

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SYMONDS‚ John Addington. 18310

SYMONDS‚ John Addington.	18310	Autograph Correspondence Card signed ‘yrs‚ JAS’‚ addressed ‘Dear Squire’‚ telling him that he has not ordered the sledge ‘thinking the weather too bad’‚ and hoping that he has slept well ‘& will not rise too early’. Correspondence card 4.5 x 3.5 inches‚ some light spotting. Am Hof‚ Davos Platz‚ Switzerland‚ undated. John Addington Symonds (1840-93)‚ author.

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WEBSTER‚ Benjamin. 18265

WEBSTER‚ Benjamin.	18265	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Lunn‚ stating in detail his terms for staging his correspondent’s three act play. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ fine. Theatre Royal Haymarket‚ 28 April 1841. Benjamin Nottingham Webster (1797-1882)‚ actor and dramatist.

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WILLIAMS‚ Sir Richard‚ Colonel Commandant Royal Marines. 18326

WILLIAMS‚ Sir Richard‚ Colonel Commandant Royal Marines.	18326	Autograph Letter Signed as Commandant of the Royal Marine battalion at Lisbon Castle during the Peninsular War‚ to Admiral George Berkeley‚ discussing the “great want of Uniform Clothing”‚ requesting the Naval Storekeeper “to issue Five hundred and two Complete Suits”. Annotated and signed on verso by Admiral Berkeley‚ authorising this supply‚ to be followed by “a demand from England to replace them”. 1 page 12 x 8 inches‚ horizontal folds‚ small piece torn from upper right corner‚ otherwise in sound clean condition. Lisbon Castle‚ 3 August 1811. Colonel Commandant Sir Richard Williams KCB (1764–1839)‚ Royal Marines‚ active during the American Revolutionary War‚ the French Revolutionary Wars‚ the Napoleonic Wars‚ and the War of 1812-14. He was present in the Chesapeake campaign‚ participating in the Battle of Bladensburg‚ the attack on Washington‚ and the Battle of Baltimore. In the course of the Peninsular War‚ Williams gained the attention of his army seniors for the discipline and efficiency of his Marines. At the time‚ it was standard practice for Marines to be allocated to ships‚ on a quota determined by the rating of the ship. It was rarely the case that a body of Marines would be greater than 200 other ranks. One other radical approach was to employ a company of Royal Marine Artillery attached to this battalion. This battalion deployed to Lisbon‚ and subsequently to Northern Spain for the second half of 1812. The recipient of this letter is Admiral George Berkeley (1753-1818)‚ who had the chief command on the coast of Portugal during the Peninsular War.

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WILSON‚ Sir Erasmus. 18321

WILSON‚ Sir Erasmus.	18321	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Erasmus Wilson’‚ to “My dear Stone”‚ making arrangements for his visit. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ fine. Westgate on Sea‚ 7 October 1874. Sir Erasmus Wilson (1809–1884)‚ dermatologist and philanthropist. Wilson published his first article on skin diseases in 1839‚ a series of lectures on dermatology in 1840‚ and his ‘Practical and Theoretical Treatise … on Diseases of the Skin’ in 1842. Wilson was interested in Egyptian antiquities‚ and paid for the transport of Cleopatra's needle to London in 1877–8.

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WINCHESTER‚ William Paulet‚ Marquess of. 18330

WINCHESTER‚ William Paulet‚ Marquess of.	18330 Four original signatures‚ neatly mounted‚ from the collection of John Thane‚ and used by him for his plate of William Paulet in Thane’s British Autography. Four signatures‚ neatly mounted and included in the Enys Collection‚ formerly in Thane’s Collection. With the published portrait plate with the facsimile signatures beneath. Dated by Thane‚ 1550‚ 1551‚ 1552‚ 1560. William Paulet‚ first Marquess of Winchester (1474-1572)‚ statesman‚ Elizabeth I’s Lord Treasurer. John Thane (1748-1818)‚ print seller and engraver‚ compiled his British Autography. A Collection of Fac-Similies of the Hand Writing of Royal and Illustrious Personages‚ with their Authentic Portraits in three volumes in 1793 (with a later Supplement).

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