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Lot 256
KINGSLEY, CHARLES (1819-1875) AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF HIS POEM 'SANDS OF DEE', signed; PORTRAIT BY AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER
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KINGSLEY, CHARLES (1819-1875)
(i) AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF HIS POEM 'SANDS OF DEE', signed ('C. Kingsley'), 24 lines in four six-line stanzas, lightly tipped into a copy of the first edition of Andromeda and Other Poems, 1858, in which the poem is printed, original green cloth, fitted case, 2 pages, octavo with integral blank, slightly split at one fold, bookplate, ownership inscription, the poem written on blind-stamped notepaper of Eversley Rectory, 1858

O Mary, go and call the Cattle home
And Call the Cattle home
And Call the Cattle home
Across the sands of Dee...

PROVENANCE: Lizzie Stevens, 1859 (ownership inscription); H. Bradley Martin (bookplate).

(ii) PORTRAIT BY AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER, carte-de-visite albumen print, signed by Kingsley ('Charles Kingsley'), head and shoulders, framed and glazed, size of image 3 ½ x 2 ½ inches (9 x 6 cm), overall size, 8 ½ x 7 inches (22 x 18 cm), (Faces and Places in Literature, exhibited at the Cheltenham Literary Festival, 1982), not dated
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