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SOLD ITEMS SELECTED FROM OUR ARCHIVES. 

This category contains a number of autograph letters and documents that we have previously sold but are considered to be sufficiently of interest to be retained as sources of reference only.

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JEROME K JEROME (1859-1927) Autograph Signature
JEROME K JEROME (1859-1927) Autograph Signature

JEROME K JEROME autograph Signature. Jerome Klapka Jerome. British (English) comic author, best known for the classic, 'Three Men in a Boat'.   Autograph presentation signature "Yours sincerely Jerome K Jerome" on his headed note paper. Monks Corner, Marlow Common, Bucks. No date but circa 1918.   8vo. Approx 6.75 x 5 inches. Mounting traces to top edge of verso, else fine.   A fine, large signature, purposely signed for an autograph collector and not one that has been extracted from a letter or document...

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SIR HIRAM MAXIM (1840-1916) Autograph Signature
SIR HIRAM MAXIM (1840-1916) Autograph Signature

SIR HIRAM MAXIM AUTOGRAPH Signature. American born naruralized British inventor of the first portable, fully automatic machine gun.   A good, large AUTOGRAPH signature on thin card or heavy paper. Possibly cut from a letter or document, although the size of the signature and the heavy weight of the paper on which it is written suggests that this may have been an autograph purposely signed on blank material for a collector.   Approx 4.5 x 2 inches. Old mounting residue at foot (well away from the signature) and on verso. Very good.   Sir Hiram Maxim invented his machine gun.....

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FREDERIC LEIGHTON (1830-1896) Autograph Letter Signed
FREDERIC LEIGHTON (1830-1896) Autograph Letter Signed

FREDERIC LEIGHTON autograph letter Signed. Lord Leighton. British (English) painter.   ALS. 4pp. 2 Holland Park Road, Kensington. October 17th 1875.  To "My Dear Sir" [but to William Woodall M.P.].  Together with a contemporary portrait photograph.   "On returning to England after some absence on the continent, I find a letter which you did me the honour to address to me on the 1st of this month and in which you express a flattering wish that I should this year preside at the distribution of prizes in your Institute.  You are not wrong, Sir, in assuming that I take a genuine.....

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RUDYARD KIPLING (1865-1936) Autograph Signature
RUDYARD KIPLING (1865-1936) Autograph Signature

RUDYARD KIPLING Autograph Signature. British (English) author and poet. Author of 'The Jungle Book', 'Just So Stories', 'Gunga Din', 'If', etc.   Autograph signature on paper piece laid down by top edge on part of an old album leaf. Dated in pencil on the mount by the original collector, January 1st 1916.   Approx 4 x 3 inches (excluding album leaf mount). Light foxing marks, else fine.   A large, bold signature and almost certainly a presentation autograph signature and not one which has been extracted from a letter or document...

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HENRY STACY MARKS (1829-1898) Autograph Letter Signed
HENRY STACY MARKS (1829-1898) Autograph Letter Signed

HENRY STACY MARKS autograph letter Signed. British (English) artist known for his bird paintings.   ALS. 1p plus integral blank leaf. 15 Hamilton Terrace, St John's Wood, N.W. December 23rd 1878. To [William] Woodall. TOGETHER WITH a contemporary portrait photograph of Henry Stacy Marks and an invitation to an 'At Home' soiree at the house of the artist.   "Many thanks for your kind letter and good wishes. The wife and girls unite with me in kind regards and best wishes for a successful and happy New Year, faithfully yours, H.S. Marks. I wish you political success with all my.....

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CARLO MAROCHETTI (1805-1867) Autograph Letter Signed
CARLO MAROCHETTI (1805-1867) Autograph Letter Signed

CARLO MAROCHETTI and CAMILLE MAROCHETTI Autograph letter Signed. Sir Carlo 'Charles' Marochetti and Lady Camille Marochetti nee de Maussion (1816-1893). Italian born sculptor and his French wife.   ALsS. 4pp. No Place. May 5th 1862. To [Henry] Seyour and Lady [Louisa] Rawlinson.   The 3pp letter of Carlo Marochetti addressed to "My Dear Seymour" reads "I will with pleasure put down my name for Arrivabene, but I think that Count Corti, in the . . . of Dr Agrylis [?] ought to propose him, or we will wait for the return of Dr. Ag. I will speak to Corti, you.....

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MAY MORRIS (1862-1938) Autograph Letter Signed
MAY MORRIS (1862-1938) Autograph Letter Signed

  MAY MORRIS Autograph Letter Signed.   English embroidery designer, artisan and socialist. The youngest daughter of Pre-Raphaelite designer, WILLIAM MORRIS and the artist's model, Jane Morris nee Burden.   ALS. 1p on correspondence card.  Kelmscott Manor, Lechlade, Gloucestershire.  July 4th 1937.   "I am sorry I am not able to accept the kind invitation of your Committee to attend the opening of the School of Arts and Crafts on the 8th."   Approx 4.5 x 3.5 inches. Fine.  Mary "May" Morris was a great beauty in her youth and was immortalized by her father's friend (and her mother's lover) Dante.....

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H C McNEILE (1888-1937) Autograph Letter Signed
H C McNEILE (1888-1937) Autograph Letter Signed

H C McNEILE Autograph Letter Signed. Herman Cyril McNeile, best known by his nom de plume "Sapper". British author. Creator of the character Bulldog Drummond.   ALS. 1p. plus integral blank leaf. Aldershot. Not dated but circa 1918. To Miss [Evelyn] Grey.   "Glad you like the books and its very nice of you to write and tell me so. The quotation is from R.B. Service's 'Songs of a Sourdough'. Sincerely yours, H C McNeile Major R[oyal] E[ngineers]. (Sapper).   8vo. Approx 7 x 4.5 inches. Slight mounting traces to top edge of verso of integral blank leaf, else fine......

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JOHN GARDNER WILKINSON (1797-1875) Autograph Letter Signed
JOHN GARDNER WILKINSON (1797-1875) Autograph Letter Signed

JOHN GARDNER WILKINSON autograph letter Signed. Archaeologist and traveller. The "Father of British Egyptology".   ALS. 3pp.  Maple Durham, Reading. May 7th [1847]. No addressee.   "Pray accept my best thanks for your kindness in sending me the distances and for the trouble you have taken about them.  I wish my health would allow me to get the paper ready which I mentioned to you - but as there are many diagrams to be put in which I can only make by looking out all my papers when stationary in Town.  I fear it will be some time before I am.....

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WILLIAM MORRIS (1834-1896) Autograph Letter Signed
WILLIAM MORRIS (1834-1896) Autograph Letter Signed

  WILLIAM MORRIS AUTOGRAPH LETTER Signed   English artist, illustrator, designer and libertarian socialist, associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.    ALS.  2pp.  Manor House, Kelmscott, Lechlade, Gloucestershire.  Oct 11th [no year].  To [William] Woodall.   "Dear Mr. Woodall, I shall be coming to Burslem on Thursday by Oxford & Birmingham; as far as I can make out I shall be at Burslem by 4.15 p.m.  If there is anything wrong, a line to me at the King's Arms, Oxford, would reach me on Thursday. That is if the cross-posts will have it; for this is an out of the way.....

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