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Autograph Letter Signed, offering to dedicate his book to his correspondent

by PALEY, F.A

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Dover, 4 October 1852,. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches, fine. Frederick Apthorp Paley (1815-1888), classical scholar.
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Parliament Street, 1823-24. 3 letters, 8 pp., with a 2 page manuscript entitled “Outline of a complete collection of Records, relating to the history of the Constitution”. Sir Francis Palgrave, born Francis Ephraim Cohen (1788-1861), historian. He is best known for his work with what is now the The National Archives, and his numerous publications. In 1822, he had suggested publishing the national records which suggestion was approved, and from 1827 to 1837, he edited a series of volumes. These historical documents focused on medieval history. His works include A History of England (1831), The Rise and Progress of the English Commonwealth (1832), An Essay on the Original Authority of the King's Council (1834), Truths and Fictions of the Middle Ages: the Merchant and the Friar (1837) and The History of Normandy and England (1851-64, four volumes). The last two volumes of this work were published after his death. Palgrave is also considered the founder of the Public Record Office. Charles… Read more
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Arabic Proverb from the Koran, “hearts have eyes” etc., written in Arabic script by W.G.Palgrave

by PALGRAVE, William Gifford

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Undated. 4 x 7 inches, lightly tipped on to part of a Victorian album leaf, identified beneath by the first owner, now confirmed by reference to extant letters by Palgrave. William Gifford Palgrave (1826–1888), traveller and Arabic scholar, author of A Personal Narrative of a Year's Journey through Central and Eastern Arabia (1862-1863).
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Autograph Letter Signed, to F.Wardell, The Bolton Arms, Earls Court Road, about a legal dispute

by PALLISER, Major Sir William

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19 Earls Court Square, 29 December 1877. A good one page example, 8 x 5 inches. Major Sir William Palliser (1830 –1882) was an Irish-born politician and inventor, Member of Parliament for Taunton from 1880. He was a brother of Captain John Palliser, a geographer and explorer. He saw active service in the Crimean War. Palliser patented 21 ordnance-related inventions, including the armour-piercing Palliser shot. He designed the "Palliser conversion" technique which was used successfully to convert many of Britain's obsolescent but still serviceable smoothbore muzzle-loading guns into more modern rifled muzzle-loaders ("RML") in the late 1860s and the 1870s.
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Original Portrait Photograph, signed beneath ‘Geo Palmer’

by PALMER, George

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Reading, undated. 6 x 4 inches, inlaid to mount. On the verso is a signed photograph of T.G.Dodson (Lord Monk-Bretton, statesman). George Palmer (1818-1897) was a proprietor of Huntley & Palmers, biscuit manufacturers of Reading.
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Autograph Signature ‘Palmerston’, cut from the end of a Royal warrant

by PALMERSTON, Lord

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Undated [c.1820-1830]. 2 x 4 inches, fine. Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784-1865), Prime Minister (1855-58, 1859-65).
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Whitehall, 5 April 1712. 2 pp. 11½ x 7 inches, in good condition. With the integral blank leaf. Lieutenant-General Francis Palmes (d.1719), noted favourite general of the Duke of Marlborough. Palmes assumed command of his regiment at the Battle of Blenheim. Reports from the battle state that 'hardly anyone was more instrumental to the success of that day' than Palmes. From February 1708 Palmes travelled extensively, undertaking mission to the United Provinces, Hanover, Prussia, Vienna and Savoy in order to concert measures with the allies. He was promoted to lieutenant-general in the Army in 1709 and became envoy to Poland in 1718. Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke (1678 – 1751), English politician, government official and political philosopher.
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Autograph Letter Signed, to Sir Benjamin Hawes, returning a medal as the the British Museum already possesses an example

by PANIZZI, Sir Anthony

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British Museum, 23 January 1861. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches, foxing along folds only, otherwise in good condition. Docketed by Hawes “Stewart Medal of 1750”. Sir Anthony Panizzi (1797-1879), Italian bibliographer, chief librarian of the British Museum from 1856. On the integral leaf is a letter from Samuel Birch, Keeper of Antiquities, to Panizzi: “The medal offered by Sir Benjamin Hawes is in the Collections of the Museum. Mr [Edward] Hawkins (1780-1867, numismatist) informs me that it was engraved in England by Pingo and that he has published an account of it in Notes & Queries ... where will be found an account of a number struck in this country, and the prices paid.”
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Autograph Letter Signed ‘Edgar Papworth’, to Jos.Neeld M.P., discussing a commission for two figures, rejected on grounds of cost, which Papworth had not realised were destined for Neeld’s estate

by PAPWORTH, Edgar George

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83 Gower Street, 11 June 1844[or 1842]. 2 pp. 10 x 8 inches, in good condition. Edgar George Papworth (1809–1866), sculptor. His Original Sculptural Designs were published as a volume of engravings in 1840. Papworth's sculpture is characterized by its careful carving and marks a transition from neoclassical idealism to Victorian realism. The former is evident in his Wellington monument design, which was strongly influenced by Antonio Canova.
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Holograph Poem Signed ‘Julia’, entitled The Bride

by PARDOE, Julia

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Undated. 4 stanzas of 8 lines, on both sides of one leaf 7 x 4 inches, in good condition. Julia Pardoe (1806-62), author of The City of the Sultan and Domestic Manners of the Turks (1837). “Oh! think not she was happy / Her crime had paid its price. / She shrank before his calm still tone / Before his look of ice.”
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St. Leonards on Sea, 15 May 1873. 10 pp. 7 x 4 inches, in good condition. Sir Woodbine Parish (1796-1882), minister at Buenos Ayres, author of ‘Buenos Ayres and the Provinces of Rio de la Plata’ (1839). Leone Levi (1821–1888), jurist, political economist, and statistician, author of the History of British Commerce (1872); Gregorio Benites (1834-1910), Paraguayan diplomat and author, had engaged Levi as his lawyer.
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Autograph Letter Signed, to Giovanni Sabbatini in Modena, mentioning the delivery of a parcel to Benedetto Castiglia and the forthcoming scientific conference in Venice

by PARLATORE, Filippo

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Florence, 3 August 1847. In Italian. 1 page 11 x 8 inches, right margin slightly worn, otherwise good, with the address leaf. Filippo Parlatore (1816 – 1877), Italian botanist. He published numerous treatises on botanical subjects,---discussing questions of system, organography, physiology, plant geography, and paleontology---in various periodicals, chiefly in the Giornale botanico Italiano (1844-), which he founded.His lifework in botany was Flora Italiana, of which five volumes appeared between 1848 and 1874.
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Autograph Letter Signed, to Cadel & Davies, Bookseller in the Strand, agreeing to publish some essays and mentioning his Dictionary

by PARR, Bartholomew

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Exeter, 26 March 1809. 1 page 8 x 6½ inches, with a few lines and signature overleaf, address panel (torn at seal, with other blemishes), a few marginal tears, otherwise good. Bartholomew Parr M.D. (1750-1810), medical writer, author of London Medical Dictionary (1809). “The accumulating burdens of the Dictionary prevented my thinking on the subject, but since my bonds have been broken asunder, & my mind a little recruited, I have looked at them ...”
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Autograph Letter Signed, to Edward Arnold, the publisher, about his proposal for the publication of ‘The Follies of Fashion’ and a history of Kensington, and the possibility of collaboration with Austin Dobson or Andrew Lang on the latter

by PARR, Louisa

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18 Upper Phillimore Place, Kensington, 27 November 1902. 4 pp. 6 x 4 inches. Fine. Louisa Parr (d.1903), novelist.
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Autograph Letter Signed, to Miss Priestley, acknowledging her congratulations on his election (as A.R.A in 1897), explaining that “it was all John Sargent’s doing, & I am proud that my election took place at the same time as his election”

by PARSONS, Alfred

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54 Bedford Gardens, Kensington, 19 January [1897/8]. 1 page 6 x 4 inches, fine. Alfred Parsons RA (1847–1920), artist: illustrator, landscape painter and garden designer, and author of Notes In Japan (1895). He was elected Associate Member of the Royal Academy (ARA) in 1897 and Royal Academician (RA) in 1911.
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Autograph Letter Signed, to Frederick Dolman, about his favourite landscape

by PARSONS, Alfred

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54 Bedford Gardens, Kensington, 28 October 1908. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches, fine. Alfred Parsons RA (1847–1920), artist: illustrator, landscape painter and garden designer, and author of Notes In Japan (1895). He was elected Associate Member of the Royal Academy (ARA) in 1897 and Royal Academician (RA) in 1911. “... one particular view remains in my memory, seen from the Great Western Railway between Shepton Mallet & Wells, where beyond fold after fold of wooded & grassy hills Glastonbury Torr stands up against the sky in distance, a combination of rich pastoral landscape with historic interest which cannot easily be surpassed.”
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19 August 1862. In French. A good one page example, 8 x 5 inches, integral blank leaf tipped on to part album page. Blind embossed iniitials H.P. The uncommon autograph of Henri de Parville (1838-1909), scientific journalist, author of An Inhabitant Of The Planet Mars (1864), a hoax report in which a meteorite dug up by a Colorado oil prospector contains a mummified body believed to originate on Mars. This early theory of extraterrestrial life caught the attention of Jules Verne’s publisher who released the work in an expanded version.
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Autograph Letter Signed ‘H.Parville’, to ‘Cher monsieur’ [Pierre Hippolyte Boutigny, professor of chemistry, in Evreux], discussing the specifications of “la machine pneumatique”, incorporating three carefully drawn diagrams

by PARVILLE, Henri de

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Paris, 28 September 1860. In French, 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches, with the diagrams on the third page, in fine condition, mounted along one edge on part of an old album page. The uncommon autograph of Henri de Parville (1838-1909), scientific journalist, author of An Inhabitant Of The Planet Mars (1864), a hoax report in which a meteorite dug up by a Colorado oil prospector contains a mummified body believed to originate on Mars. This early theory of extraterrestrial life caught the attention of Jules Verne’s publisher who released the work in an expanded version.
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Autograph Letter Signed, referring to “your intention to nominate Sir Joseph Lister”

by PASTEUR, William

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4 Chandos Street, 30 April 1896. 1 page 7 x 4 inches, dusty but in good condition. William Pasteur (1855–1943), British physician and pioneer of pulmonology.
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Autograph Letter Signed, to Augustus Manns, agreeing the time for a rehearsal at the [Crystal] Palace

by PATEY, Janet

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Blindley Heath, Surrey, 19 June 1889. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches Janet Monach Patey (1842 – 1894), English concert and oratorio contralto. Sir Augustus Manns (1825-1907), German conductor, cellist and violinist.
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