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 ARGYLL, GEORGE CAMPBELL, 8TH DUKE OF, Autograph Letter Signed to C.N. Hale, dated 'Cannes France/ Jan 23/83'.
ARGYLL, GEORGE CAMPBELL, 8TH DUKE OF
Autograph Letter Signed to C.N. Hale, dated 'Cannes France/ Jan 23/83'.
On Lescalier letter paper, folded. 20,0 x 13,2 cm. Two pages were used. 11 lines. Twice folded. Tiny corner torn off. Answer to a letter asking for genealogical information: 'I am very little of a genealogist & I have no books here to which I can refer. I [...] hope that the sources of information which have already given you so much knowledge will enable you to complete it'. The Duke of Argyll's (1823-1900) political career was past when he was 59 and staying in Cannes.
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Book number: 257634
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 CAMPBELL, DAVID, General Hector A. Macdonald. A Biographical Sketch.
CAMPBELL, DAVID
General Hector A. Macdonald. A Biographical Sketch.
London, Hood, Douglas & Howard, 1900. Original green cloth blocked in white and black and with a duotone portrait in brown. 144 p. Illustrated. First edition. Inscription on inside cover. A bit browned. Biography of Major-General Macdonald (1853-1903), a hero of various British Colonial Wars: a.o. Omdurman, Majuba, Egypt, South Africa, Afghanistan. After being exposed as a homosexual, he committed suicide.
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Book number: 204293
€  16.00 [Appr.: US$ 18.79 | £UK 14.5 | JP¥ 2116]
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HUGHES, THOMAS
Autograph signature, dated 'London Febr 1880'.
Oblong 5,6 x 9,0 cm. From an autograph album. A bit browned. Hughes (1822-1896) was the author of Tom Brown's Schooldays, the epitome novel (for the youthful) about life on an English public school. In this case 1830's Rugby, the school of Dr. Thomas Arnold, 'the most influential British schoolmaster of the 19th century'.
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Book number: 205355
€  25.00 [Appr.: US$ 29.36 | £UK 22.5 | JP¥ 3306]
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LEE, SIR SIDNEY
Handwritten letter to Augustus Jessopp.
On cream colored paper watermarked T.H. Saunders, with printed heading 'Dictionary of National Biography/ (address)'. 18,6 x 11,8 cm. 4 p. Written in thin brown ink on recto only. Signed and dated '17/5/86'. Folded twice. Stained along the fold and vaguely at the foot of the letter. From young Sidney, or rather Solomon Lazarus Lee (1859-1926), the compiler of the Dictionary of National Biography to the cleric and writer Dr. Augustus Jessopp (1823-1914), an authority on 17th century history. A perfectly readable letter on Lee's article about Sir Simonds D'Ewes, that wasn't accepted by James Bass Mullinger. With mention of Leslie Stephen (the father of Virginia Woolf).
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Book number: 256469
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NORTHCOTE, STAFFORD H.
Autograph Letter Signed to William McCullagh Torrens.
Stationery with blindstamp of the House of Commons. Recto only, 14,5 x 11,9 cm. 5 lines. To 'Dear W. Torrens'. Dated 'Feb. 21. 1884'. Pasted on a piece of stiff paper (with a note on verso, unrelated). About a petition, that Northcote thinks 'very good', but he sees a problem in 'cutting down the School rate quite so low as 6d. in Country Parishes'. Signed 'Yours in haste/ Stafford H. Northcote'. William McCullagh Torrens (1813-1894) was Member of Parliament for Finsbury until 1885.
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Book number: 263040
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 THAMES TUNNEL, Commemorative of the Visit of Her Most Gracious Majesty. (With a Large White Metal Medal of Sir Isambard Brunel, 1843).
THAMES TUNNEL
Commemorative of the Visit of Her Most Gracious Majesty. (With a Large White Metal Medal of Sir Isambard Brunel, 1843).
London, T. Brandon, 1843. Large "porcelain card" (25,5 x 20 cm) dating from 1843, with an engraving printed in copper colour. T. Brandon delineavit - Engraver, Printer, Publisher, 41 Thames Tunnel. London, 1843. With two views: the upper shows the royal barque before the Wapping entrance of the tunnel. The Queen and Prince-Consort are seen stepping onto the gangboard, greeted by other "Illustrious & Distinguished Personages". On the lower half of the card a schematic section of the tunnel can be seen with guards in stovepipe hats and a group of awed visitors. Small traces of glue on back of card, otherwise in excellent condition.Added: a large Medal of Sir Isambard Brunel, the Architect of the Thames Tunnel. Medal in white metal, 1843. Designed by J. Taylor, Birmingham. 49 mm, 40 gr. 1843. Obverse: portrait of Brunel to the left. Reverse: entrance of the tunnel. Text: Thames Tunnel 1200 Ft Lng/ 76 Ft Below High Water Mark/ Commenced March 1826/ Opened March 1843/ Cost £ 416.000. Condition: only the slightest wear, many parts still have their original brillance. "Porcelain cards" were used around the middle of the 19th century, often as business cards. They were predominantly manufactured in Belgium, but also in Britain and Germany. They are printed on one side only on a piece of thick paper with shining coating, produced with white-lead. Because of the dangers of its production (lead poisoning) the technique was abandoned in the second half of the 19th century. (The modern 'porcelain card' is something else.)A nice ensemble, commemorating one of the great achievements of its era, the first tunnel under the river Thames in London.
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Book number: 204648
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 WARWICKSHIRE, Souvenir of Warwickshire.
WARWICKSHIRE
Souvenir of Warwickshire.
No place, No publisher, (about 1920). Oblong 19 x 24 cm. All in brown: printed in dark brown ink on stiff light brown wrappers, photo's printed in brown offset on cream-coloured paper. Original cord binding. Cover edges slightly damaged, one small piece torn off. 12 pictures of sights in and around Stratford-on-Avon, Warwick, Leamington and Coventry. No publisher or date mentioned, but probably about 1920.
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Book number: 204965
€  15.00 [Appr.: US$ 17.62 | £UK 13.5 | JP¥ 1984]
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