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Military Engineer; Served in America and Egypt : Major-General 1825; Inspector-General of Fortifications

by BRYCE, Sir Alexander ... ( d. 1832 )

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six and a half manuscript pages. Folio report to Sir John Stuart, Lieut-General and commander of the forces, on recent military engineering in Sicily, sent fron Messina, February 11th, 1810, with particular notice taken of costs incurred. The report covers the period from March 3rd, 1806 and refers to the previous overall commanders, General Fox (1806), and Lieut-General Sir John… Read more
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Poet and Critic

by ARNOLD, Matthew ... (1821-1888)

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Son of Thomas Arnold, headmaster of Rugby; his works includethe Scholar Gypsy, and Dover Beach. Autograph letter signed, Jun 24th; n.y., Pains Hill Cottage, Cobham, Surrey, to Edmund Pincher esq., requsting gallery tickets for his wife and daughter. Very Good.. Manuscript.
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author and traveller in Arabia

by BUCKINGHAM, John Silk ... (1786-1855)

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4 page signed letter, addressed Sheffield Jan. 1836, to an unknown recipient who would appear to be an editor of a published journal. " As the Bill for the enforcement of my Claims on the East India Company, will be brought in as early as possible in the coming session . may I beg the favour of you giving early… Read more
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English Topography : or, a Series of Historical and Statistical Descriptions of the Several Counties of England and Wales

by NIGHTINGALE, Joseph

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1816
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(London): Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1816. 46 maps hand coloured in outline, 21 ADDITIONAL TOWN PLANS with vignette views, each mostly drawn by George Cole, engraved by John Roper; with accompanying letterpress descriptions. Final map [Radnorshire] soiled, the rest with few minor soiling marks, some light age discolouration to the town plans. Attractively rebound in half tan calf, marbled boards..… Read more
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On the verso of the menu the Savage Club cartoonist evidently portrays Tom Purvis in his former guise as a member of the Artists' Rifles in action during WW1 with his paint brush and easel, not his rifle. In the wide margin of the printed image Tom Purvis has added a humorous signed pencil sketch of a cursing British Tommy… Read more
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Statesman, PM 1902-05

by BALFOUR, Arthur James . (1848-1930)

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Four letters signed to Col. G.H. Morrison, 1888-1893, two written by a secretary and two typed, two written from Dublin as Chief Secretary for Ireland, 7 pages mainly concerned with matters in Liverpool, but one discussing proposals for a sugar refining industry in County Clare. Good. Manuscript.
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Explorer and administrator, who adventured alone into the Congo basin, winning Stanley's friendship (1883)

by JOHNSTON, Sir Harry . (1858-1927)

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Two page Als, Mar, 26th, 1906, on 'Station Hotel, Newcastle' headed notepaper, making arrangements to be at the Geographical Institute for his lecture, bringing slides. Partly laid down on paper. WITH . One folio page TLs, Nov 20th, 1902, 27 Chester Terrace, Regent's Park, N. W., to Thomas, making possible arrangements to give a lecture to the Society of Arts.… Read more
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An Account of the Motor Vessel Eilian and Her Master Jack Newcombe

by NEWCOMBE, Peter R

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2008
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Exeter: Published by the Author, 2008. xiv; 347 pages. Well illustrated. Original pictorial laminated boards. AUTHOR'S SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF 250 COPIES. The book concerns one of the last trading scooners in Britain, the Braunton owned vessel ' Eilian '. Launched in 1908 by William Thomas & Sons, she voyaged throughout British waters, but latterly shipped clay and coal in… Read more
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A folio document part printed part manuscript, dated 2nd September 1864, addressed to William Gill, Truro, Baliff, instructing him to take possession of the mine, materials, and all its equipment, etc. With the stamp of the Stannary Court, by order of W. Michell. Very Good. 340 x 210 mm. Manuscript.
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FOUR ALs respecting the publication of 'Speeches and Letters' to Mr H.J.Leech, all bar one with envelopes and extra envelope. 1) re. proofs. 2) Jan 12th, 1885, Rochdale.Re. title page. "Collected"is more accurate than "completed". 3) Feb 10th, 1885, one page re. binding.4) Jan 20th, 1887, one page re. small sale of 2nd edition and new edition with Letters. WITH… Read more
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A fourteen line note in Gurney's hand requesting the sending of some books to Sophia Arnold of Tavistock Street, Bedford Square; dated Norwich, January 4th 1814. An original hand painted silhouette of the bust of Gurney, heightened in white. A carte vista taken from a painting of Gurney, published by A. W. Bennett. All these three items are mounted on… Read more
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L. Wetten & Son Bruton Street No. 14 Berkeley Square

by CONFECTIONERY ...

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[ London, c1790s ] Trade card, copper engraved on paper, 85 x 125 mm. Highly decorative example in the manner of Bartolozzi, good wide margins, with a faint single horizontal fold. A nice example of late eighteenth century confectioners trade card, featuring putti and a young lady with baskets of exotic fruit, one putto holds aloft a banner with the… Read more
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Governor-General of India 1805-07

by BARLOW, Sir George Hilaro . (1762-1846)

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One and a half page ALs to General Ross, Oakwood, Chichester, June 5th, 1819 with good wax seal and postal markings. Following Ross's note, he had not forgotten the dinner invitation, In yesterday's paper, he had seen that the resolution of the Directors [of the East Indian Company?] regarding himself, was to be laid before the Proprietors on the 23rd.… Read more
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economist

by JONES, Richard . (1790-1855)

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Two page ALs from the Vicarage, Bedfont, Middlesex, June 15th, 1821, to his prospective publisher. He sends material relating to his new volume. His friend Lord Howden had sent the addressee six or eight names. He asks for the prospectus to be advertised in The New Times and Morning Chronicle. He wishes to keep the "high ground". He will be… Read more
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Late Sixteenth Century Copy Petition of the Mayor and Burgesses of Totnes, Devon

by TOTNES .

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1590
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c.1590, 1590. The modern synopsis of the document is . "The Rt Hon Francis Earle of Bedford Lord Lieut of Devon (note in corner that the petition must be with (?) the Lords of the Council, not the Lord Lieut.) Recites Totnes is an ancient Corporation and the Mayor and ex-Mayor are the justices of the Peace within the Borough.… Read more
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Regis professor of Hebrew at Oxford, leader of the Oxford movement with Newman and Keble

by PUSEY, Edward Bouverie . (1800-1882)

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2 page ALs to 'My dear ????', 104 marine Parade, Jan 17th [1840] re his mistrust of orientalists and encouragement of oriental studies; and his poor boy's illness. Good. Manuscript.
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16th century 26 line document signed neatly and legibly by James Stewart, half-brother of Mary Queen of Scots, earl of Moray, regent of Scotland 1567-70 who led the Lords of the Congregation in rebellion in the year of this document. A most important Scottish politician of the mid-sixteenth century. The document is a little soiled especially on the verso.. No… Read more
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One page ALS

by GUNN, James ( 1893 - 1964 )

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On headed notepaper dated 9.3.58, to the portrait artist Maurice Codner's son John about his recently deceased father so much loved by his friends and offering to help in any way. James Gunn was like Maurice Codner a distinguished portrait artist, noted for his portraits in the National Gallery especially " Conversation Piece " his group portrait of Belloc, Chesterton… Read more
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TLs with humorous cartoon signature

by PURVIS, Tom . ( 1888 - 1957 )

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TLs on headed notepaper dated June 3, 1935, humorously declining invitation to a sherry party. The feature of this brief witty reply is the signature image in two colours of a red nosed gentleman partaking of a large glass of sherry. Tom Purvis studied at the Camberwell School of Art, he served with the Artists' Rifles in France during WW1.… Read more
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Actor, appeared at Drury Lane as Sheva in Cumberland's The Jew (1796)

by DOWTON, William . (1764-1851)

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considered the best Malvolio. One and a half page ALs, Arrows Cottage, Vaux Hall, Jan 16th, 1828 to 'my dear Bennet' discussing terms for a series of theatrical performances including benefit nights. With a short reply by Bennet evidently a theatrical manager. Small tear at left and corners cut at right. Good. Manuscript.
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