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Lot 367
LITERATURE
Sold for £6,931 (US$ 11,493) inc. premium
Lot Details
Literature
LITERATURE
Extensive collection of autograph letters, documents, etc., by Robert Southey (part of an autograph manuscript on Babeuf, Robespierre and the events of 1793), Charles Lamb (autograph letter, cut above the signature, about Emma´s marriage, 1833), Anna Eliza Bray (fine autobiographical letter describing her struggles as a writer, 1832), Fulke Greville (fragment of a Privy Council document, also signed by Archbishop Abbot), Mrs Barbould (commenting on the production of a young authoress, 1806: “The stile is good & some of the situations well adapted to give that thrill of terror which it is so great a Phaenomenon of the human mind we should delight in feeling”), the publisher William Blackwood (“...Wordsworth, Southey &c will be sent you the moment they appear...”), Lady Blessington (about “a young American Poet of great genius”), Fanny Burney (much deleted fragment), John Horne Tooke (receipt signed for The Diversions of Purley), Sir Philip Warwick, author of The Memoires of the Reigne of King Charles I (to Sir Robert Long, 1662), the travel-writer Sir George Wheler (to a French correspondent, informing him about the Royal Society, 1677), H.K. Browne (‘Phiz´), Charles Dibdin (having a manuscript refused), the bluestocking Frances Boscawen (deathbed letter, 1804), Caroline Clive, Lamartine, Leslie Stephen, J.A. Symonds, George Colman, Fredericka Bremer, Thomas Campbell, Crofton Croker, Sir John Bowring, John Ballantyne, Joanna Baillie, Lucy Aitken, Edwin Arnold (about Indian manuscripts), Sarah Austin, Alfred Austin, Lady Anne Barnard, Walter Besant, Dion Boucicault, Lady Eastlake, Maria Edgeworth, William Falconer author of The Shipwreck (fragment of prospectus for his marine dictionary), Alexandre Dumas (père et fils), the forger and antiquary John Pinkerton (fine letter, justifying the literary life “I have nothing but such small talent as God has given me and all my estate is under my hat”), John Forster (to Messrs Dalziel), John Galt, William Gifford, Anne Grant (“...I am very tired. Exhausted indeed with answering a very long letter from America...”), Rider Haggard, J.C. Hare, William Hayley (valentine verses, invoking Flaxman), Reginald Heber (on hymns and Jeremy Taylor), Augustus Hare (referring to “the ever-calm sunshine of my dearest Mothers character”), Tomas Hood Sr and Jr, Francis Jeffrey, Charles Kingsley, L.E. Landon, Samuel Lover, Charles Valentine Le Grice (friend of Coleridge and Lamb), George Eliot (signature and conclusion of a letter), Earl Lytton, T.B. Macaulay, Francis Mahony ‘Father Prout´ (verse), William Maginn (receipt to John Murray for £175, 1826), James Montgomery (verse), Macvey Napier, B.W. Proctor, William Roscoe (lively letter to Henry Fuseli, 1804), George Augustus Sala (illustrated letter and one to Tom Taylor of Punch), George Augustus Selwyn (Exchequer receipt), Caroline Southey, John Sterling (“...I am hardly well enough to risk a journey...”), John Tenniel (“...I have not the pleasure of ‘Mark Twain´s´ acquaintance -- & I do not know his address...”), Aubrey de Vere (“...Leigh Hunt...was a most agreeable and sociable person as well as a true poet...”), Samuel Warren to Sergeant Talfourd, Alaric Watts (fine letter of advice to William Cox Bennett [author of Poems, 1850] on how to write poetry and the danger of modern exemplars), Henry Kirke White (signature enclosed in a letter from his brother), John Wilson ‘Christopher North´ (part of a fine letter to James Hogg, with a letter about Hogg to Aitken), William Wordsworth (signature), and others, guards
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