LITERATURE Collection of autograph letters etc., by poets, novelists, pamphleteers, bibliophiles, philologists, antiquaries and historians including W.M. Thackeray (in his upright hand),
Lot 135
LITERATURE
Collection of autograph letters etc., by poets, novelists, pamphleteers, bibliophiles, philologists, antiquaries and historians including W.M. Thackeray (in his upright hand),
Sold for £1,500 (US$ 2,330) inc. premium

Lot Details
LITERATURE
Collection of autograph letters etc., by poets, novelists, pamphleteers, bibliophiles, philologists, antiquaries and historians including W.M. Thackeray (in his upright hand), Edward Lear (enquiring after his correspondent's brother Charles [?Church]: "Pray excuse my troubling you again, but your brother will tell you I am a fidget by nature, – tho in this case my anxiety is natural enough as he was so very kind to me when I was ill", 1849), T.F. Dibdin, William Shenstone (Latin verses in another hand bearing Shenstone's note "I do not know the translator. W.S."), John Horne Tooke (to a bookseller, ordering reviews: "Send me any other abuse, as it comes out"), Bernard Shaw (to Virginia Woolf's first love, Violet Dickinson: "We haven't been in London since the blitz; but are going up tomorrow for a few weeks to give our domestics a holiday"), Sydney Smith (2), R. Cumberland (seemingly not the playwright), Henry Mackenzie, E.B. Lytton (to Lady Holland), Charles Kingsley, William Coxe (borrowing MSS for his History of the House of Austria), Samuel Parr (asking the Bishop of Gloucester if he can see Warburton's rooms), William Seward, Samuel Rogers, Francis Burroughs (fragment of his Poetical Epistle to James Barry), Edward Freeman (long letter furnishing sources for a history of Sicily), Henry Taylor (group), Henry Hallam, J.A. Froude, George Chalmers, Richard Monckon Milnes, Francis Jeffrey, William Gifford, J.S. Lockhart, John Buchan, Chateaubriand, Gaultier, Guizot and others

Footnotes

  • Included in the lot is a group of signatures and fragments clipped from letters by Coleridge, Scott, Crabbe, Hunt, Moore, and Southey.
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