Lot 90
Sold for £4,320 (US$ 7,261) inc. premium
Lot Details
Collection of letters etc. by Dickens (autograph envelope signed), Walt Whitman (autograph envelope front addressed to J.A. Symonds with his attestation), William Barnes, Philip Doddridge, Jane Taylor (describing attempts to alleviate her breast-cancer, written seven months before her death), Tennyson (presentation signature, with covering letter by Emily), Thomas Pringle (to Hogg),Thomas Lyle (about his "Lyrical M.S." and poetical collections, 1827), Samuel Butler, Richard Polwhele (to Blake's patron William Hayley, with a sonnet to which he wishes to add Hayley's praise to that of "Dr Darwin & Miss Seward", 1795), Richard Hurd, Richard Heber, Eliza Lynn [Linton] (fine letter to Mrs Trollope, full of ecstatic praise for Jenny Lind), Byron's friend Henry Drury, Headmaster of Harrow (fine letter describing a tour of France, to his fellow Roxburghite T.F. Dibdin, 1824), Alexander Bald (to his friend [James 'Ettrick'] Hogg: "We are to have a Ball on Thursday Evening, so if you wish to see a display of beauty you will put your black brecks into your Knapsack"), John Gough Nichols (revised proofs), Sabine Baring-Gould (autograph manuscript of his life of St Cuby of Duloe), Bulwer Lytton, Andrew Lang, and others
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