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  1. The Worst Journey in the World:
    CHERRY-GARRARD, Apsley. The Worst Journey in the World:

    London : 1922

    Interesting group comprising two polar rarities, a first edition of The Worst Journey in the World, and two autograph letters. The Worst Journey in the World, "the best written and most enduring account of exploits in the Antarctic" (Taurus) and "widely regarded as the masterpiece of polar exploration" (Books on Ice), is presented here in Cherry-Garrard's... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 136850

  2. Original pen and ink and wash map of New Holland and New South Wales.
    AUSTRALIA. Original pen and ink and wash map of New Holland and New South Wales.

    England : c. 1840

    Delightful "album piece" map of Australia, dating to around 1840, "New Holland" outlined in green, New South Wales and Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) in red, coastal waters shaded in blue. Sydney, Port Jackson and Botany Bay are all named, also the Swan River; the lateral distance across the continent is given as "2400 miles".

    Van Diemen's Land... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 132135

  3. "Year Without Spring."
    BRIGGS, Ernest. "Year Without Spring."

    1942

    Compelling and highly-readable epistolary account of army service in Papua New Guinea by the Australian poet, broadcaster and music critic, Ernest Briggs (1905-1967), the letters being addressed to the pianist Harriet Cohen (1895-1967), acclaimed particularly as an interpreter of Bach. The work is unpublished and the only other copy traced is in the... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 93902

  4. 145504comp
    ROOSEVELT, Theodore. Outdoor Pastimes of an American Hunter.

    New York : 1905

    First edition, first printing, with a typed letter signed from Roosevelt as President to the book's dedicatee, John Burroughs, tipped in at the dedication page, and with the envelope loosely inserted (both White House stationery and dated 11 February 1908).

    Roosevelt's letter reads: "Dear Oom John: the same greeting that Roosevelt uses in the... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 145504

  5. 141264
    SHEEHAN, Neil. Remarkable one-page typed letter signed to Abe Rosenthal of the New York Times, concerning the withdrawal from Vietnam.

    Washington, D.C. : 1975

    On the eve of the withdrawal from Saigon, Pulitzer-winning journalist Neil Sheehan writes to legendary editor Abe Rosenthal: a letter of superb content and context, conveying disillusionment with the Vietnam "experiment" and the anger that informs Sheehan's A Bright Shining Lie, the "one book that captures the Vietnam War in the sheer Homeric scale... Learn More
    £1,650.00

    Stock Code: 141264

  6. Collection of autograph material, including 4 autograph letters signed by Charles Dickens, 4 by Robert Browning, and a quantity of other autograph material.
    DICKENS, Charles; Robert Browning; and others. Collection of autograph material, including 4 autograph letters signed by Charles Dickens, 4 by Robert Browning, and a quantity of other autograph material.

    Various places : 1860s-1910s

    The Dickens and Browning letters are addressed to Emma Pender (18171891), second wife of Sir John Pender, Scottish textile merchant in Manchester, submarine communications cable pioneer, and politician.

    The Dickens letters are:

    a) with envelope, stamp clipped, to Mrs Pender, 9 Park St, Westminster, SW; 5 May 1863, declining an invitation... Learn More
    £7,000.00

    Stock Code: 137842

  7. Typescript letter signed to Gerald Brodribb.
    LEWIS, C. S. Typescript letter signed to Gerald Brodribb.

    Magdalen College, Oxford : 16 November 1942

    An excellent, and unpublished, typed letter signed from C. S. Lewis to a former pupil Gerald Brodribb. Brodribb read classics and English at University College, Oxford, with Lewis as his tutor. In the letter Lewis thanks Brodribb for his compliments on The Screwtape Letters, which was published earlier in 1942.

    Lewis also mentions the wartime... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 142922

  8. Signed royal warrant, appointing Colin Stanley Harvey to the Office of Recorder.
    QUEEN ELIZABETH II. Signed royal warrant, appointing Colin Stanley Harvey to the Office of Recorder.

    1975

    Signed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at head ("Elizabeth R"), appointing Colin Stanley Harvey to the Office of Recorder for a term of three years, countersigned underneath by the Lord High Chancellor Baron Elwyn-Jones, and with a typed letter to the recipient enclosing the warrant, dated 3 November 1975 and signed by Hume Boggis-Rolfe, Deputy Secretary... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 146590

  9. Typed letter signed to the sculptor Herbert Haseltine, commending his statue of George Washington.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Typed letter signed to the sculptor Herbert Haseltine, commending his statue of George Washington.

    15 July 1957

    A typed letter signed from Churchill to the French-American sculptor Herbert Haseltine (1877-1962): "Thank you so much for sending me the photographs of your statue of George Washington. I think it is magnificent, and am honoured to have been a patron of your exhibition. Yours very sincerely, Winston S. Churchill".

    Haseltine's sculptures, generally... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 145818

  10. Autograph letter signed to Henry Colburn.
    DARWIN, Charles. Autograph letter signed to Henry Colburn.

    [late October 1837]

    An unrecorded early letter from Charles Darwin to his publisher Henry Colburn, regarding the proofing of his upcoming first book, the Journal of Researches (now known as Voyage of the Beagle), the seminal account of probably the most important voyage in the history of science.

    Darwin completed the first draft of the book in June 1837, and in... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 142676

  11. The final revised typescript of Diamonds Are Forever, with Fleming's autograph revisions throughout, also marked up by the copy-editor for publication.
    FLEMING, Ian. The final revised typescript of Diamonds Are Forever, with Fleming's autograph revisions throughout, also marked up by the copy-editor for publication.

    London : [1955-6]

    Ian Fleming's revised typescript of Diamonds are Forever, with numerous autograph additions, revealing Fleming's working practices as he honed the fourth Bond novel into its final shape. Original manuscripts and typescripts of Fleming's major works are extremely rare on the market.

    The typescript is peppered throughout with authorial tweaks,... Learn More
    £350,000.00

    Stock Code: 145630

  12. Archive for the dust jacket of "For Your Eyes Only".
    FLEMING, Ian - CHOPPING, Richard. Archive for the dust jacket of "For Your Eyes Only".

    October 14 1959 - April 14 1960

    A series of twenty-two autograph and typed letters signed between Ian Fleming, his agent at Jonathan Cape Michael Howard, and Fleming's dust-jacket artist of choice Richard Chopping, documenting the conception and creation of Chopping's jacket design for For Your Eyes Only, also containing a number of drafts and colour palettes for the dust jacket,... Learn More
    £75,000.00

    Stock Code: 145633

  13. Manuscript notebook, including material used in You Only Live Twice.
    FLEMING, Ian. Manuscript notebook, including material used in You Only Live Twice.

    1962

    Undoubtedly one of the very last pieces of significant Fleming manuscript material outside the Lilly Library's Fleming collection.

    These notes were made at the time of Fleming's trip to Japan in 1961. He returned to Japan with the express purpose of making a trip that he could funnel into a Bond story. He wrote to his friend Richard Hughes in... Learn More
    £95,000.00

    Stock Code: 145643

  14. 142880
    STOKER, Bram. Original holograph manuscript of "John Law. The Mississippi Scheme and its fore Antecedent",

    1910

    A fine working manuscript, entirely in Stoker's hand, of his essay on John Law, the fourth chapter of Famous Impostors (1910), the author's curious study of duplicitous behaviour and fraudulent schemes throughout history. Law, "a gambler on a great scale" (p. 11), is for Stoker the archetypal swindler; the many textual emendations and excisions demonstrate... Learn More
    £32,500.00

    Stock Code: 142880

  15. Typed letter signed to businessman Edward Filene, on the foundation of the capitalist system and the responsibility of businessmen.
    COMMONS, John R. Typed letter signed to businessman Edward Filene, on the foundation of the capitalist system and the responsibility of businessmen.

    12 June 1922

    Typed letter signed from John R. Commons, on his University of Wisconsin letterhead, to the American businessman and philanthropist Edward Albert Filene (1860-1937). Filene founded the eponymous department store and pioneered credit unions across the country.

    Commons writes in response to a letter from Filene regarding an article he published:... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 147802

  16. Autograph letter signed.
    SHELLEY, Mary. Autograph letter signed.

    October 1843

    An unpublished autograph letter from Mary Shelley to the publishers Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans. Dated October 1843, White Cottage, Putney, where she had moved the previous month, she requests some specific volumes from Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopædia, a project to which she had contributed a few years prior. This letter was recently extracted from... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 146431

  17. How to Kiss.
    KISSING. How to Kiss.

    [Undated, mid-19th century]

    A delightful memento of the amatory arts in mid-19th century America, an early copy of a humorous article for men on the art of kissing, which originally appeared during the Civil War, perhaps here passed off by the anonymous copyist as his own work. The piece opens by describing the technique of kissing, offering some tips on how the reader might improve... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 144712

  18. 147024
    DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Works.

    New York : [1903]

    The Author's edition, limited to 1,000 numbered copies of which this is number 241 with an autograph letter signed by Doyle and dated 4.2.04 tipped to the binder's front blank in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. A rare US issue which, unlike the UK edition, includes The Hound of the Baskervilles. A handsome set.

    The author wanted a set that... Learn More
    £6,000.00

    Stock Code: 147024

  19. Sheets of The River War, volume I, with Churchill's corrections on 17 pages.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Sheets of The River War, volume I, with Churchill's corrections on 17 pages.

    London : 1899

    Unbound pre-publication sheets of Churchill's second book, with his holograph corrections, some quite extensive, to 17 pages. Working papers from the early part of Churchill's writing career are exceedingly uncommon. Just one minor correction marked here seems to have been adopted in the published version, but a number were taken up in the single-volume... Learn More
    £18,500.00

    Stock Code: 90104

  20. White House portfolio.
    ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. White House portfolio.

    Washington, D.C. : 1942-5

    A superbly evocative memento of the wartime FDR White House, a handsome commercial leather portfolio personalised for Roosevelt's use and containing some twenty leaves of various White House stationery and printed appointment documents all signed by Roosevelt in preparation for use. Such personal artefacts relating to FDR rarely appear on the open market.... Learn More
    £75,000.00

    Stock Code: 142981

  21. Envelope addressed to William Ogle, with the recipient's name in Darwin's hand and his signature ("C. Darwin") at lower left.
    DARWIN, Charles. Envelope addressed to William Ogle, with the recipient's name in Darwin's hand and his signature ("C. Darwin") at lower left.

    [Down, Beckenham] : 5 May 1873

    The envelope is addressed to Darwin's fellow botanist and regular correspondent William Ogle (18271912) in London, the recipient's name in Darwin's hand and signed by him "C. Darwin" at bottom left, the addresses completed by other hands. The first address is 7 York Street, Baker Street, W, and the letter was redirected on the same day a short distance... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 146643

  22. Letter signed by Darwin ("Ch. Darwin"), the text in the hand of his wife Emma, to William Ogle.
    DARWIN, Charles. Letter signed by Darwin ("Ch. Darwin"), the text in the hand of his wife Emma, to William Ogle.

    Down, Beckenham : [shortly after 27 November 1878]

    Darwin writes to thank his colleague and regular correspondent William Ogle (18271912) for his English translation of Anton Kerner's Die Schutzmittel der Bluthen gegen unberufene Gaste (The protective measures of flowers against uninvited guests, 1876), which appeared as Flowers and Their Unbidden Guests (Ogle trans. 1878). The book arrived at Down... Learn More
    £6,500.00

    Stock Code: 146638

  23. Autograph Letter Signed to Sydney Cockerell.
    BROOKE, Rupert. Autograph Letter Signed to Sydney Cockerell.

    1908

    A rare autograph letter signed "Rupert Brooke" to the newly appointed director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Sydney Cockerell, discussing date arrangements for a performance of folk dance by Mary Neal's Espérance Club in the Victoria Assembly Rooms.

    The letter reads: "Dear Cockerell, The Victoria Assembly Rooms now at present keeping both Jan 30... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 146111

  24. Stills: 1984-1987.
    SNOWDON, Lord. Stills: 1984-1987.

    London : 1987

    First edition, first impression, signed by the photographer on the half-title, and including a photograph by Snowdon inscribed by him on the verso "Dear Mr. Evans, thank you so much for your letter & the kind remarks you made about my work yours sincerely Snowdon", and an autograph letter signed from Snowdon "I am so pleased that you liked Born to be... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 146918

  25. Two autograph letters signed to his close friend Arthur Clifton.
    WILDE, Oscar. Two autograph letters signed to his close friend Arthur Clifton.

    1 August 1887; second letter n.d.

    Two autograph letters from Wilde, both signed with his initials "OW", to Arthur Bellamy Clifton, one of his closest and oldest friends; inviting Clifton to, and apologizing for missing, the theatre, both letters, the first sprightly and the latter depressed, characterful and apparently unpublished.

    The first letter arranges to meet the following... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 144930

  26. Autograph letter signed to Henry Morley.
    DICKENS, Charles. Autograph letter signed to Henry Morley.

    [London] : 1868

    A letter showing Dickens's continuing work micromanaging the affairs of his periodical, All the Year Round. "My Dear Morley, An officer of one of the Cunard steamers - named Boyd - writes me (in a highly illegible hand) that he has sent a "small story" to All The Year Round. He does not give its title, so I supposed he has added his name to his MS.... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 135027

  27. Two typed letters signed, on the passage of the War Damage Act.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Two typed letters signed, on the passage of the War Damage Act.

    19 February 1965

    Two typed letters signed from Margaret Thatcher to her constituent Mr. A. N. Attwell of Oakleigh Park North, with his own copies of the correspondence, supporting with reservations the War Damage Act, then backtracking and opposing it, legislation which she was evidently conflicted by, clashing with her principles but saving the taxpayer much money.

    The... Learn More
    £800.00

    Stock Code: 146804

  28. Two letters bracketing Newman's career at Bletchley.
    (BLETCHLEY PARK) NEWMAN, Max. Two letters bracketing Newman's career at Bletchley.

    1942-6

    A highly evocative pair of letters to Max Newman, the first relating to his recruitment to the Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, the second to the conclusion of his wartime work there. Maxwell Herman Alexander "Max" Newman (1897-1984) was one of the most significant British mathematicians of his generation and a leading pioneer in... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 145466

  29. Autograph letter signed to Claire Clairmont, with a clipped signature of Percy Bysshe Shelley.
    SHELLEY, Mary & Percy Bysshe. Autograph letter signed to Claire Clairmont, with a clipped signature of Percy Bysshe Shelley.

    [24 South Audley Street] : 2 May 1837

    Mary writes tersely to her stepsister, in response to a request, enclosing a clipped signature of her late husband ("Yours ever faithfully - Percy B. Shelley"), "I hope the person to whom you give it will appreciate it as it deserves - or I should not like to part with it", she adds.

    The relationship between the women had been, and continued... Learn More
    £25,000.00

    Stock Code: 120615

  30. A True Lovers Knot.
    VALENTINE. A True Lovers Knot.

    [undated, after 1806]

    A delightful and rare survival of a "True Lover's Knot" manuscript Valentine poem. Designed to be rotated, the words twist through a maze of linear bands to create both a love letter and an intricate work of art. Part of a long tradition of exchanging handmade tokens, letters, or gifts for Valentine's Day, the "True Lover's Knot" poem is designed so... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 145285

  31. 141433
    ROBINSON, Earl. Autograph letter signed, arranging a concert.

    [No date, circa 1960s]

    Autograph letter signed from the folk singer Earl Robinson to the journalist and peace campaigner Ray Gardner (1919-1997), arranging a performance, probably related to the peace movement. Robinson will fly into Seattle and send details ahead, asking Gardner to find him a guitar to borrow, and a piano too, preferable a grand on spinet type so he can... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 141433

  32. Autograph manuscript opposing the Vietnam War.
    SPOCK, Benjamin. Autograph manuscript opposing the Vietnam War.

    1967

    Three-page autograph manuscript opposing the Vietnam War by the American paediatrician Benjamin Spock, sent for publication to Ray Gardner (1919-1997), journalist and editor at the Toronto Star Weekly, and himself a peace campaigner and sometime Chairman of the British Columbia Peace Council; together with an autograph and three typed letters signed... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 141434

  33. Signed typescript defending political violence.
    VALLIÈRES, Pierre. Signed typescript defending political violence.

    1971

    Original signed typescript by Pierre Vallières (1938-1998), the intellectual leader of the Front de libération du Québec, defending the use of political violence to effect social change. The typescript was sent to the journalist and editor Ray Gardner (1919-1997), for publication as an article in the Toronto Star. The typescript, "La violence est-elle... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 141435

  34. Typed letter signed, regarding the October Crisis.
    MACLENNAN, Hugh. Typed letter signed, regarding the October Crisis.

    22 November 1970

    Typed letter signed from the Canadian author Hugh Maclennan to Ray Gardner (1919-1997), journalist and editor at the Toronto Star. Maclennan writes in response to a request by Gardner for an article in response to the October Crisis (the kidnapping of Pierre Laporte by the Front de libération du Québec). Maclennan politely rejects the offer to write... Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 141419

  35. Typed letter signed, on tennis.
    MACLENNAN, Hugh. Typed letter signed, on tennis.

    8 March 1968

    Typed letter signed from the Canadian author Hugh Maclennan to Ray Gardner (1919-1997), journalist and editor at the Toronto Star. Maclennan agrees to write an article for the paper on tennis, for a fee of five hundred dollars. He thanks him for sending Jack Scott's article on golf: "as I took up golf myself two years ago (no comment) I can truly say... Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 141420

  36. Typed letter signed enclosing original ten-page typescript.
    MACLENNAN, Hugh. Typed letter signed enclosing original ten-page typescript.

    21 May 1969

    Typed letter signed from the Canadian author and McGill English professor Hugh Maclennan to Ray Gardner (1919-1997), journalist and editor at the Toronto Star, enclosing a ten-page corrected typescript of his speech given at the emergency symposium on "The Americanization of Canadian Universities" at Sir George Williams University on 17 May 1969. Maclennan... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 141422

  37. Typed letter signed, enclosing four-page corrected typescript.
    MACLENNAN, Hugh. Typed letter signed, enclosing four-page corrected typescript.

    20 November 1976

    Typed letter signed from the Canadian author and McGill English professor Hugh Maclennan to Ray Gardner (1919-1997), journalist and editor at the Toronto Star, enclosing his corrected typescript article on the 1976 Quebec general election for publication. Maclennan writes "Herewith my piece on the aftermath of the Quebec election... I have asked several... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 141423

  38. Four corrected typescripts for publication, and three typed letters signed.
    LAURENCE, Margaret. Four corrected typescripts for publication, and three typed letters signed.

    1969-72

    Four corrected typescripts of articles by Canadian author Margaret Laurence, sent to Ray Gardner (1919-1997), journalist and editor at the Toronto Star, for publication in the paper, including three typed letters signed from Laurence to the same.

    i) Typed letter signed, 19 November 1969: "is the enclosed page the sort of thing you had in mind,... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 141425

  39. Autograph letter signed, thanking a journalist for a cartoon.
    WALD, George. Autograph letter signed, thanking a journalist for a cartoon.

    31 April 1969

    Autograph letter signed from the 1967 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, George Wald, to the journalist Ray Gardner (1919-1997), journalist and editor at the Toronto Star, thanking him for a cartoon. "Dear Mr Gardner, At last I know whom to thank for that wonderful cartoon. It is just perfect for my second talk, the one at Chicago. I've given... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 141430

  40. Typed letter signed, regarding an article.
    MOWAT, Farley. Typed letter signed, regarding an article.

    c.1970

    Typed letter signed from the Canadian writer and environmentalist Farley Moway, to the journalist Ray Gardner (1919-1997), journalist and editor at the Toronto Star, in the aftermath of a commissioned article falling through: "Dear Ray, It is so embarrassing to watch an editor being embarrassed. Lets not make ourselves suffer so. Anyway. I didn't really... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 141432

  41. Typed letter signed, in support of world peace.
    NASSER, Gamal Abdel. Typed letter signed, in support of world peace.

    April 1956

    Typed letter signed from Gamal Abdel Nasser, as Prime Minister of Egypt. Nasser writes in response to Ray Gardner (1919-1997), chairman of the British Columbia Peace Council in Vancouver, a constituent part of the anti-imperialist Canadian Peace Congress. Gardner had written to Nasser sending his well wishes on the anniversary of the 1955 Bandung Conference,... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 141392

  42. Typed letter signed, on the prospect of the novel in the 1970s.
    OATES, Joyce Carol. Typed letter signed, on the prospect of the novel in the 1970s.

    20 November 1969

    Typed letter signed from the American novelist Joyce Carol Oates (b. 1938), on her projections for literature in the 1970s. Oates writes in response to the Toronto Star journalist Ray Gardner (1919-1997), who requested her opinion on literary developments as part of a series of letters to prominent individuals requesting their outlook on the coming... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 141395

  43. Typed letter signed from the Mayor of Hiroshima, marking the tenth anniversary of the atomic bombing.
    WATANABE, Tadao. Typed letter signed from the Mayor of Hiroshima, marking the tenth anniversary of the atomic bombing.

    1955

    Typed letter signed from Tadao Watanabe (1898-1980), Mayor of Hiroshima from 1955 to 1959, to the British Columbia Peace Council in Vancouver, a constituent part of the Canadian Peace Congress. "It is with distinct pleasure that I send, on behalf of the people of Hiroshima, cordial greetings of peace to the British Columbia Peace Council as they, together... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 141397

  44. [Signed typescript of:] "Canada: Always a Beauty in its Changing Face".
    CALLAGHAN, Morley. [Signed typescript of:] "Canada: Always a Beauty in its Changing Face".

    1972

    Original typescript by the Canadian novelist Morley Callaghan (1903-1990), signed at the head of the first page, of his article "Canada: Always a Beauty in its Changing Face". The typescript was sent to Ray Gardner (1919-1997), journalist at the Toronto Star, where it was published in the 30 December 1972 issue as part of "Four outstanding Canadian... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 141417

  45. Typed letter signed, on the prospects of Canadian novelists.
    MACLENNAN, Hugh. Typed letter signed, on the prospects of Canadian novelists.

    22 November 1969

    Typed letter signed from the Canadian author Hugh Maclennan to Ray Gardner (1919-1997), journalist and editor at the Toronto Star, in response to Gardner's request on his outlook for the coming decade, part of a series of letters sent to prominent individuals soliciting their views for publication in the Star. Maclennan writes "I put off replying to... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 141418

  46. 141385
    PAULING, Linus. Autograph letter signed, and inscribed typescript speech, opposing the Vietnam War.

    5 December 1969

    Autograph letter signed from Linus Pauling, together with an inscribed typescript speech, fiercely setting out his anti-war views. The American chemist and peace activist Linus Carl Pauling (1901-1994), one of the founders of molecular biology and quantum chemistry, won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1954 and for Peace in 1962, one of only four individuals... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 141385

  47. 141387
    GLENN, John. Typed letter signed, declining a journalist's request.

    15 December 1969

    Typed letter signed from astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth, in response to a request of Ray Gardner (1919-1997), journalist at the Toronto Star, for his outlook on the coming decade. Glenn politely declines the request: "Dear Mr. Gardner: This letter is to confirm the previous telephone conversations concerning your very kind... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 141387

  48. Children of the People (original manuscript).
    RIIS, Jacob A. Children of the People (original manuscript).

    [New York : 1903]

    The original manuscript of Riis's short story "Children of the People", signed by the author at head in pencil, describing the ongoing suffering of children, as published in The Century Magazine for December 1903, and later collected, under the title "The City's Heart", in his 1915 story collection Neighbors: Life Stories of the Other Half.

    The... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 146044

  49. Six letters signed to George Sayer.
    TOLKIEN, J. R. R. Six letters signed to George Sayer.

    Oxford : 1953-1966

    Six letters signed from J. R. R. Tolkien to his close friend George Sayer, with whom he made the first recorded readings of The Lord of the Rings and who was key in giving Tolkien the confidence to publish it after being rejected by nearly every major British publisher, including Tolkien's own publisher, Collins. This is a highly desirable set of correspondence... Learn More
    £85,000.00

    Stock Code: 142718

  50. Autograph letter signed by the nurse and war heroine, providing a professional reference for a former member of her staff in Belgium.
    CAVELL, Edith Louisa. Autograph letter signed by the nurse and war heroine, providing a professional reference for a former member of her staff in Belgium.

    Brussels : 1913

    Autograph letter signed "E. Cavell, Matron", her retained file copy, dating from her time as the director of a nurses' training school in Brussels, just two years before her controversial execution by a German firing squad for treason. In this succinct letter Cavell (1865-1915) provides a reference for one Miss Hardy, affirming that "she has nursed... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 127702

  51. Typed letter signed to former Labour MP Arthur Lewis, politely declining a request for a meeting.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Typed letter signed to former Labour MP Arthur Lewis, politely declining a request for a meeting.

    28 February 1984

    Margaret Thatcher writes to former Labour MP Arthur Lewis: "Dear Arthur, Thank you for your letter of 24th February. I am sorry to say that my diary is overful with engagements ranging from unavoidable diplomatic meetings with heads of Government, to a great many Parliamentary colleagues who claim my time for constituency and other cases. I really have... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 145687

  52. Typed letter signed to Labour MP Arthur Lewis, responding to a suggestion for chairman of the BBC.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Typed letter signed to Labour MP Arthur Lewis, responding to a suggestion for chairman of the BBC.

    3 March 1983

    Margaret Thatcher writes to then-Labour MP Arthur Lewis: "Thank you for your note of 1 March. Both Willie Whitelaw and I will bear in mind Diana Neave's name when thinking about a successor to George Howard. I am grateful for the suggestion. Yours sincerely Margaret".

    George Howard was the then chairman of the BBC, his term ending that year;... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 145682

  53. Typed letter signed to former Labour MP Arthur Lewis, in response to a suggestion for an appointment.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Typed letter signed to former Labour MP Arthur Lewis, in response to a suggestion for an appointment.

    4 April 1985

    Margaret Thatcher writes to former Labour MP Arthur Lewis: "Dear Arthur, I am writing to thank you for your letter of 28 March. It was good to hear from you. I think that I can identify the person you have in mind and I will of course consider the suggestion very carefully. Yours ever Margaret".

    Lewis (1917-1998) was a Labour MP from 1945 to... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 145685

  54. Typed letter signed to former Labour MP Arthur Lewis, in response to a suggestion to recognize Manny Shinwell's birthday.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Typed letter signed to former Labour MP Arthur Lewis, in response to a suggestion to recognize Manny Shinwell's birthday.

    24 July 1984

    Margaret Thatcher writes to former Labour MP Arthur Lewis: "Dear Arthur, Thank you for your letter of 20th July. What you suggest is a charming and original idea and certainly worth pursuing. We are looking into the possibility of some formal recognition of Manny Shinwell's 100th birthday and will hope to reach a conclusion on the matter in time for... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 145686

  55. Typed letter signed to former Labour MP Arthur Lewis, supporting his decision to abandon the Labour Party.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Typed letter signed to former Labour MP Arthur Lewis, supporting his decision to abandon the Labour Party.

    5 July 1983

    Margaret Thatcher writes to a self-professed victim of radical left-wing politics, the former Labour MP Arthur Lewis, who had been shunted out of parliament by left-wing party members, to encourage his public disavowal of the Labour Party in the most prominent and damaging way possible.

    Lewis (1917-1998) was a Labour MP from 1945 to 1983, a tenure... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 145681

  56. The Wonderful Christmas Story told by St Luke.
    CHRISTMAS - CALLIGRAPHIC MANUSCRIPT. The Wonderful Christmas Story told by St Luke.

    Snowshill, Cotswolds : November 1928

    A beautiful arts and crafts style calligraphic Christmas gift, inscribed in orange ink to the final leaf "Written for Miss Ellen D. Sharpe by her friend S. B. Russell at Snowshill, on the Cotswolds, in November 1928".

    The work was created by Sydney Bolton Russell (1866-1938), the father of the arts and crafts furniture designer Gordon Russell... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 145380

  57. Un apres-midi avec Picasso 85 ans. (An Afternoon with Picasso at 85).
    PICASSO; HALÁSZ, Gyula; BRASSAÏ. Un apres-midi avec Picasso 85 ans. (An Afternoon with Picasso at 85).

    [Cannes, : 1966]

    A superb unpublished and heavily corrected manuscript in French, in which Brassai recounts his visit to Picasso, a long-standing friend, at his home near Cannes. Brassaï, who photographed much of Picasso's work in the 1940s, had published Conversations with Picasso in 1964, in which he created an intimate portrait of Picasso, covering their friendship... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 112218

  58. Autograph letter signed to Ernest H. Shepard.
    MILNE, A. A. Autograph letter signed to Ernest H. Shepard.

    [London : Spring 1926]

    Autograph letter signed from A. A. Milne to Ernest H. Shepard discussing the progress of the latest Pooh book and a potential collaboration on a volume of Mother Goose rhymes. Letters between Milne and Shepard are very seldom seen in commerce. Most were retained by Shepard until his death and bequeathed by his widow to the V&A.

    Milne begins,... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 144839

  59. The Writings.
    ELIOT, George. The Writings.

    Boston and New York : 1908

    Large-paper edition, number 10 of 750 copies only, the first volume with a tipped-in 4-page autograph letter signed from George Eliot, signed as Mary Evans Lewes, using the surname of her longtime partner George Henry Lewes, although they were in fact not married.

    On her house stationary of The Priory, Regent's Park, Eliot writes to a Mr Benecke... Learn More
    £8,750.00

    Stock Code: 145316

  60. Voyage à Visbecq.
    OPIUM FANTASY - LIGNE, Charles-Joseph de (attrib.) Voyage à Visbecq.

    [Brussells? : ca.1794]

    Original manuscript of an extraordinary dreamlike fantasy which describes an opium-induced journey to the centre of the earth. The existence of the novel remained unknown for more than 200 years until it was discovered in a Parisian bookshop and published in 2007 with a long essay by Éric Lysøe (see below).

    The text is written in the first... Learn More
    £8,000.00

    Stock Code: 139702

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