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DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Works.
New York : 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
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
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 1873The 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
FLEMING, Ian - CHOPPING, Richard. Archive for the dust jacket of "For Your Eyes Only".
October 14 1959 - April 14 1960A 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
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Typed letter signed to the sculptor Herbert Haseltine, commending his statue of George Washington.
15 July 1957A 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
COMMONS, John R. Typed letter signed to businessman Edward Filene, on the foundation of the capitalist system and the responsibility of businessmen.
12 June 1922Typed 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
COBDEN, Richard. Autograph letter signed to William Molesworth, proposing a national campaign for the secret ballot.
2 September 1837In the immediate aftermath of the July-August 1837 General Election, where the parliamentary share held by liberals and reformers was weakened, the reformer Richard Cobden (1804-1868) writes at length to the radical Member of Parliament Sir William Molesworth (1810-1855), calling Molesworth to cooperate in a national campaign for the introduction of... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 145140
DARWIN, Charles. Autograph letter signed to Sir Henry Holland.
Down, Bromley, Kent : An unpublished fully autograph letter signed from Darwin to Sir Henry Holland, thanking him for congratulations on his receipt of the Copley medal, discussing Herbert Spencer's new work and his own health and commenting on Holland's travel and adventures ("How wonderful your strength & vigour of interest are: I had heard of your Gibraltar expedition").
Sir... Learn More£14,000.00
Stock Code: 142404
DORÉ, Gustave. Autograph letter signed, to a London art critic,
1878An interesting autograph letter signed (G. Doré), in French, approximately 80 words on 17 lines, dated 24 June 1878.
The previous year, Doré had illustrated Ludovico Ariosto's influential poem Orlando Furioso, published in London by Hachette and Co. In 1878, he produced several landscapes, including Landscape in Scotland, exhibited his woodcut... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 143346
LEWIS, C. S. Autograph letter signed to Gerald Brodribb.
Magdalen College, Oxford : 4 June 1942A brief wartime autograph letter, unpublished, from C. S. Lewis to a former pupil Gerald Brodribb. Brodribb read classics and English at University College, Oxford, with Lewis as his tutor. He went on to teach at Canford School Wimborne, Dorest (where the letter is addressed to him), and wrote 30 books on the history of cricket, one of them, The English... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 144036
TOLKIEN, J. R. R. Six letters signed to George Sayer.
Oxford : 1953-1966Six 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
SNOWDON, Lord. Stills: 1984-1987.
London : 1987First 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
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
(BLETCHLEY PARK) NEWMAN, Max. Two letters bracketing Newman's career at Bletchley.
1942-6A 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
LEWIS, C. S. Typescript letter signed to Gerald Brodribb.
Magdalen College, Oxford : 16 November 1942An 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
SHELLEY, Mary. Autograph letter signed.
October 1843An 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
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
FOLK DANCE - BROOKE, Rupert. Autograph Letter Signed to Sydney Cockerell.
1908A 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