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Filtering Category: Books & Autographs
Lot 410Wellesley, Arthur, Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), Field Marshall and Prime Minister, a letterpress receipt, completed in manuscript, signed by Wellington, 29th August 1817, one sheet of folded paper, 155mm x 192mm, being a payslip completed by hand and printed on both sides, 'From William Purdue Smith Esq., Deputy Paymaster General to the Forces', the slip stating pay for 61 days' service as Field Marshall and Commander of the Forces with his Aides de Camp, being £1176:10:9.
Lot 411Battle of Waterloo interest: Sir Thomas Reynell (1777-1848), 6th Bt., Lieutenant Colonel 71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot, a letterpress receipt, completed in manuscript, signed by Reynell, dated 2nd October, 1815 for seven days' pay as Colonel commanding a brigade from 18th June to 24th June 1815, being a total of £6:6:0, single sheet, folded, 159mm x 200mm, payslip from William Purdue Smith, Deputy Paymaster General, printed both sides and completed by hand.
Lot 412Battle of Waterloo Interest: Lieutenant General Sir Thomas Picton G.C.B. (1758-1815), a letterpress receipt, completed in manuscript, from William Purdue Smith, Deputy Paymaster General, being 20 days' pay from 30th May 1815 to 18th June 1815, being a total of £85:7:0, single sheet folded, 155mm x 196mm, printed both sides and completed by hand, signed by his executor
NB: Chiefly remembered for his exploits under Wellington in the Peninsular War 1807-1814, Picton was injured on 16th June and then fatally wounded at the Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815..
Lot 413Battle of Waterloo interest: Major General Sir Colin Halkett, G.C.B., G.C.H. (1774-1856), Commander of the 5th Brigade in the 3rd Division, letterpress receipt completed in manuscript, signed by Halkett, from William Purdue Smith, Deputy Paymaster General, for the sum of £133:4:0, being staff pay as Commandant of the Fortress of Antwerp, for 148, days dated 26th July 1815, single sheet folded, 206mm x 350mm, completed by hand (NB: Wounded four times during the course of the battle); also Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge, K.G., G.C.B., G.C.M.G., G.C.H., P.C., (1774-1850), letterpress receipt signed Adolphus Frederick and dated 24th October 1815, for the sum £416:11:1 being 61 days pay as General with four Aides de Camp, single sheet, folded, 323mm x 195mm (2).
Lot 414General Thomas Graham, 1st Baron Lynedoch, G.C.B., G.C.M.G. (1748-1843), Scottish aristocrat, politician and British Army Officer, letter receipt completed by hand and signed by Lynedoch, from W M Purdue Smith, Deputy Paymaster General, for the sum of £624:9:9 being 61 days' pay as the Commander of the Forces with four Aides de Camps, dated 17th August 1814, single sheet, folded, 342mm x 205mm; also Lieutenant-General Sir John Moore, K.B. (1761-1809), British Army General, also known as 'Moore of Corunna', warrant for pay to Ensign John Stobie of His Majesty's Royal Sicilian Regiment, signed by Moore, single sheet folded letterpress receipt completed by hand and dated 27th September 1807, 325mm x 200mm; and Garnet Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley (1833-1913), signed letter of acceptance on War Office folded paper sheet, 180mm x 223mm (3).
Lot 415Seven Royal Academy lecture cards, 19th Century, signed in ink by prominent artists and sculptors, comprising: Joseph Mallord William Turner RA (1775-1851); John Flaxman RA (1755-1826), with another, dated 1811; William Daniell RA (1769-1837), with another, dated 1815; James Northcote RA (1746-1831); Thomas Phillips RA (1770-1845); William Owen RA (1769-1825); and George Francis Joseph ARA (1764-1846).
Lot 416British Prime Ministers, comprising: William Ewart Gladstone (1809-98) (Prime Minister 1868-74, 1880-85, 1886, 1892-94), five autograph letters signed, two on Downing Street letterheads, dated 1860 and 1869, to William Tite, Architect (Royal Exchange), also addressed and signed envelope (6); Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784-1865) (Prime Minister 1855-58 and 1859-65), three autograph letters, signed and dated 1861-63, to William Tite, Architect, and two addressed envelopes (5); Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Baronet (1788-1850) (Prime Minister 1834, 1835 and 1841-46), three autograph letters circa 1862-67 to William Tite, Architect, also stamped addressed envelope with Penny Black, signed, and another with postal mark, 1835, signed (5) (16 items).
Lot 417British Politicians and Statesmen, a collection of 19th Century autograph letters, including a number of letters to William Tite, Architect (Royal Exchange), Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury (1801-1885) (two letters), Sidney Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Lea (1810-61) letter dated 1861, Sir C H Codrington MP; and other autograph letters to other recipients comprising Lord Hartington, Duke of Devonshire (1833-1908), Agnes Strickland (1796-1874), historical writer and poet; Duke of Argyll; Marquis of Dufferin & Ava; John Bright MP (1811-89) radical Liberal statesman, orator and promoter of free trade politics, a hand written Rochdale speech of 1859, six leaves, signed; Henry Campbell Bannerman (Prime Minister 1905-08); Joseph Chamberlain (1836-1914), radical Liberal politician; Benjamin Jowett (1817-93), Reformer, Oxford University; Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux (1778-1868), statesman, Lord High Chancellor, with a prominent role in the 1832 Reform Act and 1833 Abolition of Slavery Act - 2 letters; General C G Gordon, partial letter, another Pekin (sic) letter, signed (16 items).
Lot 418Arts and Literature: Sir John Everett Millais (1829-96), English painter of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a letter of acceptance to Sir William Tite, Architect, signed on Artists' General Benevolent Inst. Paper, dated 1872; and other letters to Tite including William Makepeace Thackeray, Novelist (1811-63) (and another to another recipient); four from John Ruskin, Art Critic, patron, social thinker and philanthropist (1819-1900); two from Daniel Maclise, Irish painter (1806-70); James Orchard Halliwell-Phillips , Shakespearian scholar (1820-99), two letters pertaining to the purchase of early Shakespeare editions; an interesting letter from Benjamin Robert Haydon (1786-1846), British painter of large historical pictures, regarding his proposed installation of large historical paintings in the newly rebuilt Royal Exchange, a proposal which was rejected at the time and then subsequently commissioned many years later; sadly Haydon did not see his vision come to fruition as he had taken his own life not long after the plan was rejected; Thomas Sidney Cooper, artist (1803-1902); Sir Charles Lock Eastgate PRA, British Painter, President of the Royal Academy and writer (1793-1865) x 2 (and one to another recipient); letters to other recipients by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantry RA, leading Regency portrait sculptor (1781-1841); William Etty RA, English historical painter (1787-1849); Alfred Parsons RA, English painter (1847-1920) x 2; Thomas Hughes QC, author of Tom Brown's Schooldays (1822-96); Thomas Carlyle, Scottish philosopher (1795-1881); Charlotte Mary Younge, English novelist (1823-1901); William Michael Rossetti, English writer and critic (1829-1919), signed catalogue of photographic prints of Dante Gabriel Rossetti's works; Robert Browning, poet (1812-89), signature only (27 items).
Lot 419Queen Victoria (1819-1901), signature in ink, 55mm x 105mm; also Lord Randolph Spencer Churchill, British Statesman (1849-95), a signed letter on Osborne House paper, dated 1875; Charles Dickens, English writer (1812-70), signature on paper, 80mm x 30mm; Frances Power Cobbe, Irish writer and leading campaigner for Women's Suffrage (1822-1904), signature in ink; Augustus John Cuthbert Hare, Author (1792-1834), a letter dated 1883 and envelope addressed to Arthur James, Cromwell Road, London and another envelope to this addressee; an unidentified signature on Osborne House paper dated 1892; and three further unidentified signatures in ink (10).
Lot 420Famous Art and Literature, Historical and Statesmen including: J M Barrie (Peter Pan) (1860-1937), a letter; two letters from Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes)(1859-1930); artists including Alfred Gilbert, Ernest A Waterlow, Alma Tadema; Bishops including A F Winnington Ingram, Bishop of London 1901-39; and many other autographed letters; also a visitor's book from Victoria College, Alexandria (a lot).
Lot 421Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict XVI) 'Church Ecumenism & Politics', one volume, signed and dated 1988; also Madeleine Carroll, British movie actress (1906-1987); Adam Ant, British Popstar, signed black and white photograph; Mark Hamilton, Tenor, Welsh National Opera signed photograph; and one volume 'A collection of letters written by King Charles I and King Charles II', Volume III, pub. Knapton, London 1735 (5).
Lot 423R L Hobson 'Worcester Porcelain', illus. pub. London by Bernard Quaritch 1910, gilt tooled blue cloth binding; also the Ceramic Book Company, three volumes on British porcelain including 'Oriental Lowestoft Chinese Export Porcelain', 'Chelsea, Bow and Derby Porcelain Figures' and 'Coloured Worcester Porcelain' (4 Vols).
Lot 430Reverend F O Morris 'A History of British birds', pub. Groombridge & Sons, 1851, Vols I-IV, illus.; also F O Morris 'History of British Butterflies', 8th Ed., pub. John C Nimmo, 1895, illus.; and Auguste Forrel 'The Social World of Ants compared with that of Man', pub. Putnam's, Vols I and II (7 Vols).
Lot 431Florence Kate Upton (1873-1922, American born English cartoonist famous for children's books), a number of Golliwogg books including 'The Golliwogg's Christmas', published by Longmans, Green & Co. 1907, with verses by Berth Upton; also 'The Golliwogg in Holland', 1st Ed. pub. 1904; 'The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls', 1st Ed.; 'The Golliwogg's Circus', 1st Ed., pub. 1903; 'The Golliwogg's Bicycle Club', 1st Ed., pub. 189; 'Auto Go-Kart', 1st Ed.; and Fox Hunt (7 Vols).
Lot 432J Lovell 'A Papist Misrepresented and Represented or a Twofold Character of Popery', pub. 1685, a multiple volume bound as one comprising 'Doctrines and Practices of the Church of Rome', 3rd Ed. 1686; 'Reflections on the Answer', 'Remarks on the Reflections of the author of Popery Misrepresented', 1686; 'Papists Protesting against the Protestant Popery', 1686; 'Amicable Accommodation of the Difference between the Representer and the Answerer', 1686; 'An Answer to the Amicable Accommodation' and 'A Reply to the Amicable Accommodation', both 1686; 'A View of the Whole Controversy', 1687; 'Second part of the Catholic Representer or Papist Misrepresented', 1687; 'A letter to the Misrepresenter of Papists', 1687; 'The Papist Represented and not Misrepresented', 1687; 'A Preface to the first book being a third part', 1687, and 'Part III' and 'An Answer upon the State and View of the Controversy', 1688, with hand written notes by an unknown author on the back pages; also M Anneaus Lucanus 'De Bello Civili', pub. Amsterdam 1669, rebound in tooled Morocco leather, 1 volume (2 Volumes).
Lot 433Edward Mogg 'Patterson's Roads, England and Wales', 18th Ed. With new maps, tooled gilt leather spine, otherwise bindings deficient; also J H Merle D'Aubigne 'History of the Reformation in the 16th Century', translated by Dundas Scott, pub. Blackie & Son, 1845, Vols I-III, tooled calf leather spines; George Stanley Faber 'The Difficulties of Romanism', pub. London by John Murray, 1826; John Foxe 'Book of Martyrs', illustrated late edition, pub. Cassell, Petter and Galpin; and a number of other books on Romanism and Popery (19 Vols).