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AFRENCH PLAN TO INVADE ENGLAND, 1386

Letter of receipt drawn up by Estienne Daulezy, escuier (squire) "in the present wars for the present journey to England, under the command of monseigneur le mareschal de sancre" [Louis de Sancerre, Marshal of France], for the sum of 75 livres tournois demanded from Jehan le Flament, the king's [Charles VI's] military treasurer, as wages due to himself and seven other squires on the expedition.1 small oblong page on vellum, c. 3 x 9 ins, written in French in a gothic cursive hand. Lille [Flanders] 20 October 1386.

Stock Code: 9620

£1100.00

ALBEMARLE, George Monck, Duke of (1608-1670). Parliamentary Commander who brought about teh Restoration of Charles II.

Letter Signed ("Albemarle") as Lieutenant General of the Forces, to Sir William Compton, Master of the Ordnance, requiring him to deliver to Quartermaster Richard Collins "tenn Barrells of powder with a Double proportion of match for the use of my Regim[en]t of of his Ma[jes]t[ie]s Foote Guards."

Half page folio with integral leaf on which has been written "Sr, These being joint", indicating that an enclosure was once present. 20 May 1663.

Stock Code: 11016

£550.00

ALEXANDRA (1844-1925). Queen Consort of Edward VII.

Original Photograph by Vandyk of the Queen in later years, seated in an armchair, a Japanese Chin dog on her lap. Alexandra’s signature, taken from a letter or an album, has been added in a window in the mount. In a gilt presentation frame, surmounted by a crown. Image size: 24½ x 17 cms; in all 49 x 32 cms.

Stock Code: 216113

£595.00

ALEXANDRA (1844-1925). Queen Consort of Edward VII.

Postcard Photograph Signed ("Alexandra little Georgie & little Togo"), showing the Queen holding her young grandchild [later George, Duke of Kent], and cradling Togo, her pet Japanese Chin, in the crook of her other arm.

c. 5 x 3¼ ins, mounted on black card, in all 9½ x 7½ ins, n.p., n.d. [but c. 1905-06].

Stock Code: 2893

£195.00

ALLENBY, Edmund, Viscount (1861-1936). Field-Marshal
ALLENBY, Edmund, Viscount 1861-1936. Field-Marshal

Photograph Signed (“Allenby F.M.”) showing the General entering Jerusalem through the Jaffa Gate, on foot, on 11 December 1917.

c. 10 x 15 cms, captioned at the bottom left “General Allenby enters Jerusalem”. Signed after July 1919 when Allenby was made Field Marshal.

Stock Code: 216316

£995.00

ALMA TADEMA, Lawrence (1836-1912). Painter.

Autograph Letter Signed ("L Alma Tadema") to "my dear Miss Coronio" [probably Calliope Coronio, granddaughter of Alexander Ionides]. 1¼ page 8vo with integral leaf, 17 Grove End Road, St John's Wood, N. W., 11 January 1889.

Stock Code: 11446

£95.00

ANGOULEME, Louis Antoine, duc d'

Letter Signed ("Louis Antoine") to the Minister of the Interior, sending two petitions [not present] with a request that they be dealt with favourably.

1 page 8vo in French with integral blank leaf, Tuileries, 7 April 1818.

Stock Code: 11437

£275.00

ARDIZZONE, Edward (1900-1979). Artist and Illustrator.

Autograph Letter Signed ("Edward Ardizzone") to "Dear Mr. Woodhouse", regarding a drawing he had supplied.1 page 4to, 130 Elgin Avenue, W9, 29 October 1959.

Stock Code: 10968

£160.00

ASHTON, Sir Frederick (1904-1988). British choreographer.

Black and white Photograph Signed ("Frederick Ashton"), signed in blue biro across his light-coloured shirt, a head and shoulders portrait of the choreographer standing in profile in a garden with a statue of a nymph in the background.4 x 5½ ins, n.p., n.d.

Stock Code: 10586

£120.00

ASQUITH Herbert Henry

Typed Letter Signed ("H.H. Asquith") to A.G. Gardiner, editor of The Daily News, indicating his pleasure at the "excellent reports of the progress of the Gladstone League".

1 page 4to with integral blank leaf, 10 Downing Street, March 1910.

Stock Code: 213686

£210.00

ATTLEE, Clement Richard (1883-1967), Prime Minister 1945-51.

Typed Letter Signed and Subscribed ("Yours sincerely C.R. Attlee"), as Leader of the Labour Opposition to Churchill's Conservative government, a letter of support and encouragement to George Willis, who was about to stand as the Labour candidate in the by-election for the seat of Edinburgh East.

1½ pages folio on separate leaves, House of Commons, 2 April 1954.

Stock Code: 10935

£275.00

BADEN POWELL, Robert (1857-1941). Hero of Mafeking and Founder of the Scout Movement.

Typed Letter Signed ("Robert Baden Powell") to Major Tudor Craig, thanking him for allowing a visit to the Lord Roberts Memorial Workshops.

1 page 4to on letterhead of the Boy Scouts Association, London, 5 February 1917.

Stock Code: 10065

£395.00

BAKST, Leon Samoilovitch (1866-1924). Russian painter; designer with the Ballets Russes.

Autograph Card Signed ("Leon Bakst") to Miss Ella Dixon, sending her his best wishes for the Russian New Year, and apologizing for being unable to attend a rendez-vous.1 page small 8vo in French on blue card, 112 Boulevard Malesherbes [Paris], 16 January 1914. Together with the autograph envelope addressed to Miss Dixon at 6 St. James's Terrace, London.

Stock Code: 10780

£775.00

BALLANTYNE, Robert Michael

Autograph Letter Signed ("R.M. Ballantyne") to "My dear Mr. Lawrence", thanking him for news of "the "boy" who was so enthusiastic about the Lifeboat cause".

3 pages 8vo, Harrow, 3 July 1893.

Stock Code: 215945

£195.00

[BALLOON POST]

Autograph Letter Signed (“Jules LeMessurier”) to Mrs. Simpson, Hereford Square, London, giving details of his experiences serving with the artillery of the National Guard during the Siege of Paris in 1870, the letter being sent via balloon post.

3 pages large 8vo with integral address leaf, the address leaf bearing two 20 centimes stamps, postmarked (“Paris / r. de Palestro / 29 Sept. 70”) and stamped “Par Ballon Monte”, Paris, 28-29 September 1870.         

Stock Code: 215987

£995.00

BARHAM, Richard Harris (1788-1845). Humorist.

Autograph Leter Signed ("R H Barham") to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pags 8vo with integral blank leaf, Amen Corner, Monday Morning, n.d.

Stock Code: 9106

£50.00

BARNARDO, Thomas John (1845-1905). Philanthropist; founder of Homes for children.

Cabinet Photograph Signed ("Yrs. sincerely Tho.J. Barnardo"), showing Barnardo seated astride a chair, holding an open book. "Photographed at the Boys' Home Studio, Stepney Causeway, E."c. 6¼ x 4 ins, London, n.d.

Stock Code: 10562

£475.00

BAX, Arnold (1883-1953). British composer.

Autograph Musical Quotation Signed ("Yours sincerely Arnold Bax May 1923"), three bars, identified by the composer as being from the Violin & Piano Sonata in E.1 page oblong 12mo on card, n.p., May 1923.

Stock Code: 10758

£475.00

BEATTY, David, Earl (1871-1936). Admiral.

Photograph Signed ("David Beatty"), showing the admiral standing on the deck of a ship, his hands in his pockets, signed by him on a light portion of the image.Image size c. 6¼ x 8¼ ins., mounted and in a plain black wooden frame, in all 10 x 11½ ins., n.p., n.d.

Stock Code: 10544

£395.00

BEAUHARNAIS, Eugene de (1781-1824). Viceroy of Italy and stepson of Napoleon I.

Letter Signed ("Eugene Napoleon") to "Monsieur le Ministre des Cultes" [Bigot de Préameneu], listing the Italian bishops who were on their way to Paris, and which had begged to be excused because of their "age or their infirmities".

2 pages 4to in French, Cherbourg, 27 May 1811.

Stock Code: 11107

£1250.00

BEERBOHM Max

Autograph Letter Signed (“Max Beerbohm”) to “Dear Mr. Gardiner (Alfred G. Gardiner of The Daily News), thanking him for complying with his “strange request”.

1 page 8vo, 12 Well Walk, Hampstead, 2 July n.y.     

Stock Code: 213681

£160.00

BEERBOHM, Max (1872-1956). Author and Caricaturist.

Autograph Letter Signed ("Max Beerbohm") to "My dear Christian", 1 3/4 pages small 8vo on separate leaves, 48 Upper Berkeley Street, Tuesday, n.d. [?1914].

Stock Code: 5982

£220.00

BERESFORD, Sir John Poo (1766-1844). Naval officer; brother of William Carr Beresford.

Autograph Letter Signed (“JP Beresford”) to “My dear Croker!” [John Wilson Croker, Secretary to the Admiralty], commenting on news of a skirmish near Badajoz and adding that “the noble Lord Cochrane . . . took 15,000£ . . . at Cadiz . . .”

3 pages 4to with integral address leaf with an almost intact red wax seal, Lisbon, 18 February 1811.

Stock Code: 216375

£425.00

BERNHARDT Sarah

Visiting Card Signed (“Sarah Bernhardt”) with autograph message in French, printed “Sarah Bernhardt”
with a pale blue-grey border.
5½ x 9¾ cms, 1879.

Stock Code: 215554

£195.00

BERTHIER, Louis Alexandre, Prince of Wagram and Neuchatel (1

Letter Signed ("Alexandre"), to Count Caffarelli naming him General of the Armée du Nord, 1½ pages 4to in French with integral blank leaf. Paris, 14 April 1812.

Stock Code: 10950

£425.00
 

BERTHIER, Louis Alexandre, Prince of Wagram and Neuchatel (1

Letter Signed ("Alex. Berthier") to the Prefect of the Deux-Sèvres Department, interceding for Citizen Louis Foucher, a volunteer accused of desertion and who should have benefited from an amnesty, with a reply at the end of the letter explaining that the amnesty had been overturned a few days later.2 pages folio in French on letterhead with a vignette of the Ministry of War, Paris, 5 pluviose an 11 [26 January 1803].

Stock Code: 5363

£305.00

BERTHIER, Louis Alexandre, Prince of Wagram and Neuchatel (1

Letter Signed ("Ml Berthier") to the Inspector in Chief of Revenues for the Grande Armée, informing him which servicemen will or will not be eligible for bonuses paid at the end of the Austerlitz campaign.1 page folio in French, Munich, 14 March 1806.

Stock Code: 5371

£425.00

BERWICK James Fitzjames, Duke of

Autograph Letter Signed ("le marechal duc de Berwick") to "Monsieur le marquis Lieutenant general des armées du Roy" [possibly the Marquis de Puységur] giving details of the work that will be required in order to re-establish the crossing of the Segre at Balaguer.

1 page 4to in French with integral address leaf with the major portion of his red wax armorial seal, the camp at Balaguier, 13 August 1707.

Stock Code: 214045

£795.00

BISHOP, Isabella Lucy Bird (1831-1904). Traveller and Writer.

Autograph Correspondence Card Signed ("I L Bishop") to Mrs. Barbour in Tatenhall, Cheshire, 1 page oblong 8vo with address and postal markings on the verso, 5 Howard Square, Eastbourne, 26 December 1893.

Stock Code: 10512

£135.00

BONAPARTE, Joseph (1768-1844). King of Naples, later King of

Autograph Letter Signed ("joseph") to an unidentified lady, thanking her for letters she had written to him during the Queen's illness.

1 page 4to in French with integral blank leaf, Valencia, 16 October 1812.

Stock Code: 11091

£695.00

BRITTAIN Vera (1893-1970). Writer, Pacifist and Feminist

Typed Letter Signed (“Vera Brittain”) to Norma Polglase at the Poetry Society, asking her to reserve a copy of William Kean Seymour’s biography of Jonathan Swift.

1 page 4to on grey-blue paper, 4 Whitehall Court, 19 June 1967.   

Stock Code: 214046

£160.00

BRITTEN, Benjamin (1913-1976). English Composer.

Gala Programme (unsigned) for the premiere of Gloriana, a Gala performance held in the presence of the Queen and members of the royal family six days after the Coronation.8 pages large folio, bound with a gold silk cord, the covers designed by Oliver Messel, 8 June 1953.

Stock Code: 10617

£795.00

BROOKE, Sir James (1803-1868). The 'White Rajah of Sarawak'.

Autograph Letter Signed ("J Brooke") to "My dear Cumming" arranging a visit but regretting that "we have scarely any woodcocks".

2 pages 8vo, Burrator Horrabridge, 17 November 1866.

Stock Code: 11408

£225.00

BROWN, Oliver "Nolly" Madox (1855-1874). Author and artist, son of Ford Madox Brown.

Autograph Manuscript Signed "Oliver Madox Brown", incomplete, 2 pages 8vo, n.p., n.d [probably 1871-2], written partly in pencil.

Stock Code: 11321

£495.00

BRUCH, Max (1838-1920). German Composer.

Autograph Letter Signed ("Max Bruch") to a Ms. Phipps, 2 pages 8vo in German with integral blank leaf, 18 Crompton Avenue, Liverpool, 24 January 1881.

Stock Code: 9076

£325.00

BUCKINGHAM PALACE CONCERT PROGRAMME

Programme for a concert held at Buckingham Palace, printed in purple ink on white, the lion and unicorn royal crest embossed at the top in gold, red and blue. The text is surrounded by a wide lacy floral border.

9¼ x 7½ ins, Buckingham Palace, 3 June 1887.

Stock Code: 11241

£165.00

BURNE-JONES, Georgiana (1840-1920). Wife of Edward Burne-Jones.

Autograph Letter Signed ("G. Burne-Jones") to "Miss Whelpton". 1½ pages 8vo, 6 Pembroke Gardens W., 16 March 1905.

Stock Code: 11312

£120.00

BURTON Isabel

Autograph Letter Signed (“Isabel Burton”) to “Dear Mr. Irwin”, explaining that her husband “was taken suddenly dangerously ill” and “cannot be spoken to”.

1 page 8vo with integral blank leaf, Hotel Windsor, Cannes, 3 March [1887].

Stock Code: 215506

£775.00

CAMPBELL, Roy

Typed Letter Signed (“Roy Campbell”) to “Dear Wyndham Goldie” (the actor Frank Wyndham Goldie), arranging for a reading for radio broadcast, with an autograph postscript remarking that “we have the greatest difficulty with Conan Doyle stories because of some copyright complications. . .”

1 page small 8vo on British Broadcasting Corporation letterhead, London, 30 August 1948.

Stock Code: 216001

£125.00

CANNING, George (1770-1827). Prime Minister 1827, and former resident of 50 Berkeley Square.

Signature ("Geo. Canning") on a slip of paper, probably cut from a letter or document, laid down on a larger piece of beige paper.c. 2½ x 4½ ins in all.

Stock Code: 10770

£45.00

CARDIGAN, James Brudenell, 7th Earl (1797-1868). General; led the Charge of the Light Brigade.

Autograph Letter Signed ("Cardigan") to an unidentified correspondent, a strong letter of recommendation for Dr. [E.H.] Nolan, author of the History of the War with Russia.4 pages 8vo, Portman Square, 20 April 1857.

Stock Code: 9691

£675.00

CASTLEREAGH, Robert Stewart, Viscount (1769-1822). Politician.

Letter Signed ("Castlereagh") to Lieutenant de Basterot, accepting his resignation but expressing concern "for the loss of your Services".

1½ pages 4to with integral blank leaf, a torn portion of the letter cover with the intact red wax seal tipped onto the blank leaf, Dublin Castle, 27 August 1798.

Stock Code: 11270

£225.00

[CHARLES Duc d'Orleans

Document in his name ordering his treasurer-general Pierre Renier to pay 10 livres tournois to Mahiet Fere, guard of his chamber, for services rendered in the past, and it is hoped again in time to come, "nous estant prisonier es mains des anglois" (we being prisoner in the hands of the English).

12 x 38 cms. in French on vellum, traces of three small wax seals, Paris, 15 April 1417.

Stock Code: 215510

£975.00

[CHARLES DICKENS HOME FOR BLINDED SOLDIERS AND SAILORS]

Programme for a lecture, "Souvenir of an Afternoon with Dickens" by Bransby Williams, in aid of the Charles Dickens Home for Blinded Soldiers and Sailors given at the Manchester Hippodrome.

8 pages 8vo, Manchester, 16 November 1918.

Stock Code: 11566

£65.00

CHARLES II (1630-1685). King of Great Britain.

Document Signed ("Charles R"), stating that "Whereas Our Right Trusty & Right Welbeloved Cousin Anne Countesse of Marshall now hath in her possession severall Lodgings being built upon the Wall of Our Park of St James next to Our Horse Guards, which at her owne charges shee hath fitted & beautifyed; and having in consideration thereof humbly besought Us to grant the said Lodgings to her during her Life; . . . We doe accordingly hereby give and grant to her . . . all the said Lodgings and Rooms . . . during the terme of her naturall Life."

1 page folio with Royal paper seal and integral blank leaf, signed at the head by the King and countersigned by the Secretary of State Sir Joseph Williamson. Whitehall, 27 April 1675.

Stock Code: 10943

£1950.00

CHARLES II (1630-1685). King of Great Britain.

Document Signed ("Charles R"), ordering that the Great Seal be affixed to "an Instrument . . . containg powers to . . . prince Rupert . . . John Earle of Radnor . . . Henry Earle of Arlington" and others "to treat of & conclude a treaty of Comerce for the Coast of Africa between us & the States generall of the United Netherlands"

1 page folio with integral blank leaf and blind stamp seal, countersigned by the Earl of Sunderland, Whitehall, 26 April 1680.

Stock Code: 10468

£2950.00

CHARLES II (1630-1685). King of Great Britain

Letter Signed ("Charles R"), a warrant addressed to Sir Edward Walker [Receiver of the King's Moneys, and later in charge of arrangements for Charles's coronation] ordering payment to ". . . our trusty & welbeloved servant George Barker Esqr our Avenor [chief officer of the stables], the summe of one thousand guilders towards the charge of Horsemeate for our stable since our last coming to Breda . . ." Countersigned by Robert Long [member of Charles's Privy Council in exile, later Chancellor of the Exchequer]. 1 page small 4to with integral address leaf, countersigned by Robert Long [member of Charles's Privy Council in exile, later Chancellor of the Exchequer]. and receipted by George Barker on the verso. Breda, 25/15 May 1650.

Stock Code: 10543

£1950.00

CHEEVER, John

Typed Letter Signed ("John Cheever") to Jay Neugeboren, an amusing letter explaining the reasons for the various places where he writes.

1 page 8vo, Ossining, New York, 31 October 1977.

Stock Code: 215946

£195.00

CHESTERFIELD, Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of (1694-1773). Leter-Writer, Wit, and Politician.

Autograph Letter Signed ("Chesterfield") to "Dear Dayrolles" [his godson, the diplomat Solomon Dayrolles, the British Resident at Brussels], wryly describing his philosophy of life after his retirement from front-line politics.2 pages 4to, Blackheath, 25 Septembeer 1754.

Stock Code: 8534

£3700.00

CHESTERFIELD, Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of (1694-1773). Letter-Writer, Wit, and Politician.

Autograph Letter Signed ("Your sure and decayed friend Chesterfield") to Mr. Fisher, 1 page 4to with integral autograph free frank address leaf signed ("To Mr. Fisher at his House in Derby, Free Chesterfield").London, 5 September 1771.

Stock Code: 9169

£850.00
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