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Original manuscripts or printed works with original manuscripts bound or laid in.

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  1. 117980detail

    The Complete Writings.

    New York and London: 1902

    Paumanok edition. Limited to 300 numbered sets printed on Ruisdael handmade paper and signed by the publisher; this particular set from a series with a star sticker affixed to the number line. With inlaid hand-written post card from Whitman addressed to Melville Phillips: "Don't fail to let me see / proofs beforehand --... Learn More
    £9,750

    Stock Code: 117980

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  2. 120504
    A lovely manuscript anthology of Romantic poetry, executed in 1822 and giving a valuable record of contemporary taste, with numerous poems by Lord Byron ("To Thirza", "The Destruction of Sennacherib", "Fare thee Well!", and "She walks in beauty...", to name but few), as well as others by Walter Scott, Robert Southey, Erasmus... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 120504

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    A handsome and highly interesting manuscript. The first published edition was issued by Arckstée & Merkus in Amsterdam in 1771, credited to "un Officier du Corps," the author previously identified by Barbier as Edme-Jean-Antoine Du Puget. Du Puget (1742-1802) was a member of an old aristocratic family from Bresse and was... Learn More
    £5,500

    Stock Code: 41080

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  4. 118414
    A collection of 13 mimeographed manuscripts giving a fascinating insight into Disney's internal training program for the animators. The collection comprises: two lectures by Don Graham discussing general animation theory and practice; a bulletin discussing "How to Catch, Build and Maintain the Interest of the Spectator in... Learn More
    £3,850

    Stock Code: 118414

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  5. 120381
    A fascinating legal document entirely in Lincoln's hand and showing him as the hard-working "prairie lawyer" involved in the minutiae of the law: signed three times in the main deposition and again at the foot, "Abraham Lincoln Commissioner"; also signed by Thomas Lewis - one of the patentees of the "atmospheric churn" -... Learn More
    £20,000

    Stock Code: 120381

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  6. George Cruikshank: the artist, the humorist, and the man, with some account of his brother Robert.
    First published the previous year, this is a book that cries out to be extra-illustrated; the published text has 24 uncoloured illustrations in the text, including vignettes, and these do not capture the real flavour of Cruikshank's work. This copy has been thoroughly grangerized by the addition of 116 extra illustrations... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 111484

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  7. 116939
    Writing from Calais and styling himself "king of ffraunce and of England and lord of Ireland", Henry shows a characteristically keen concern with money. Henry had been in Calais since October, besieging Boulogne and on 3 November at Étaples obtaining peace with the French king Charles VIII on reasonable terms - a generous... Learn More
    £22,500

    Stock Code: 116939

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  8. 88813
    A royal warrant ordering a significant amount of cloth to be given to a servant of Queen Katherine, John Hasilby. The matter of clothing was of high public importance in the Tudor court. "Henry VIII passed four sumptuary laws or acts of apparel in 1510, 1514, 1515, and 1533. The laws were hierarchical in their structure,... Learn More
    £30,000

    Stock Code: 88813

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    In this illustrated letter written six weeks before his death, John Butler Yeats (1839-1922), father of the poet W. B. Yeats, writes to Dial editor Gilbert Seldes: " That hour glass is a great comfort to Father Time & to others. Art with representation, that is, without condition is the latest demands of austere critics.... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 114617

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  10. Un apres-midi avec Picasso 85 ans. (An Afternoon with Picasso at 85).
    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,... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 112218

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  11. Original manuscript: What No Woman Knows.
    The original manuscript of Bell's novel, accompanied by the first edition, inscribed by Bell on the third page: "Original manuscript of my novel What No Woman Knows. Begun Feb. 1, 1955 & finished March 2, 1955. Neil Bell, Brixham, Devon. April 1955." Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 110233

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  12. Copies of Letters from Lieut. the Honble. Somerset John Gough-Calthorpe A.D.C. to Field Marshal Lord Raglan written during the Crimean War to different members of his family, &c.
    A fascinating family archive of 144 frank and detailed letters in typescript, from the originals, that Calthorpe wrote to his family and friends, spanning the years from 8 April 1854 to 24 July 1855. Somerset John Gough-Calthorpe (1831-1912), 7th Baron Calthorpe, was aide-de-camp to Lord Raglan, commander of the British... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 109872

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  13. 110880
    A superb collection of material, illuminating Christie's relationship with her director and producer over the course of five plays and two decades. The typescripts in particular document the process from casting to opening night in great detail, the contributions and opinions of the director and producer recorded at each... Learn More
    £16,000

    Stock Code: 110880

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  14. "The Old Testament written in Short-hand by Richard Horsley Woods."
    £200

    Stock Code: 104740

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    Two original drafts, the first draft and the second and final draft, for Fitzgerald's short story "I Didn't Get Over", written in summer 1936 and published in Esquire magazine that October. The most noticeable differences between the two drafts are at the beginning and end of the piece. The title is slightly changed: in... Learn More
    £95,000

    Stock Code: 100917

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  16. Manuscript order book.
    John Byron (1723-1786), known as "Foulweather Jack" because of his persistent meteorological ill-fortunes, had been midshipman on the store ship Wager, part of Anson's squadron bound for the Pacific. Shipwrecked on the southern coast of Chile, he made his way to Valparaíso and returned to Europe by a French ship, arriving... Learn More
    £10,000

    Stock Code: 100745

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  17. Manuscript maquette for Creepy Castle.
    The original manuscript maquette of Goodall's wordless picture book, Creepy Castle, which would be published in 1975 by Macmillan in London and Atheneum in New York. While the published book conveys Goodall (1908-1996)'s inventive approach to the picture book format, it fails to fully transmit the delicate lines and colouring... Learn More
    £9,750

    Stock Code: 98985

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    A recently discovered autograph letter from Adam Smith to William Eden, first Baron Auckland, discussing the customs, smuggling, and "our future commercial connexions with our thirteen revolted colonies", previously known only by a reference in Letter 233 of Smith's Correspondence - also written to William Eden - of 15 December... Learn More
    £75,000

    Stock Code: 94047

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    A fine comic manuscript, with eight large original drawings, showing Searle's immortal naughty schoolgirls in a variety of scenes from a nightmarish production of the romantic ballet. The manuscript is unpublished and undated, but it was probably inspired by the Bolshoi's legendary 1956 visit to Covent Garden; Searle undoubtedly... Learn More
    £17,500

    Stock Code: 90918

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  20. The Insolence of Man. [Unpublished carbon typescript.]
    Original carbon typescript to White's unpublished "philosophical pamphlet" The Insolence of Man, with over a hundred notes and corrections in White's hand, and several critical notes in the margins by David Garnett, to whom White sent this carbon typescript for critique. There are numerous corrections by White and annotations... Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 86006

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  21. Autograph working manuscript.
    A working manuscript, beginning with a dialogue sketch from Catriona, the 1893 sequel to Kidnapped (1886). What follows are about 16 lines of unpublished poetry, in part: "I am come from a land of heath and driving rain / A rusty scornful land, and the folk therein / Brown and sharp in the face; and the wind forever blowing... Learn More
    £6,500

    Stock Code: 68722

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    Neatly written and clearly legible manuscript copy of Bohan's important and uncommon work. Originally published in Geneva 1781, "The third volume, including some extracts of the other two was reprinted Paris 1821 under the title of 'Principes pour monter et dresser les chevaux de guerre.'" (Huth) The revision was carried... Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 46213

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  23. 25605
    Holograph music manuscript comprising the complete Sonatina written by Burgess as a Christmas gift to his first wife. Titled and annotated by him and signed at the end with the rare complete form of his signature John Burgess Wilson. Burgess famously wanted more than anything to be considered a composer and the present score... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 25605

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