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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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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. Sept 4th [no year]. To [William] Woodall.   "Dear Mr. Woodall, Thank you for your note & the kind invitation it contains it will be no inconvenience to me to go to Burslem before the 14th. Pray fix any day between the 9th & that which would suit me, and let me know which it is to be. I shall be very happy to stay at your house during my brief sojourn at Burslem. Thanking.....

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GBP295.00
ALFRED MUNNINGS (1878-1959) Autograph Letter Signed
ALFRED MUNNINGS (1878-1959) Autograph Letter Signed

ALFRED MUNNINGS AUTOGRAPH Letter Signed. English artist and one of the finest painters of horses.    ALS. 2pp.  Castle House, Dedham, Colchester.  June 25th 1835.  To [Victor Hume] Moody.   "Searching for some papers yesterday I came accross your letter of April 20th, so full of generous praise for my picture in the Sewell[?] Gallery. Whether I replied at the time or not I forget, but such a kindly tribute from one artist to another is rare!  Many thanks for what you have said.  At the same time I doubt if anyone cares a damn about what an artist is.....

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GBP150.00
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW Autograph Letter Signed With Archive of Related Documents
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW Autograph Letter Signed With Archive of Related Documents

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED. Together with ALS from his wife, Charlotte Townshend-Shaw, and a small archive of documents relating to the portratits of George Bernard Shaw painted by Victor Hume Moody, including a typscript account of the various sittings.   ALS on post-card. 1p. The Impney Hotel, Droitwitch. 8th September, 1938.  To Victor Hume Moody.   "Would it be possible for you to get what you need whilst I am working here on the terrace if the sun is shining? If so any day except Thursday next week is availabe.  We can lunch you if you like."  With.....

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GBP700.00
ARTHUR RACKHAM (1867-1939) Autograph Signature
ARTHUR RACKHAM (1867-1939) Autograph Signature

ARTHUR RACKHAM AUTOGRAPH SIGNATURE. English book illustrator.    Good full autograph signature on his 18 Chalcot Gardens, South Hampstead letter headed paper and dated in his hand 9th September 1915.   8vo.  Approx 7 x 4.5 inches.  Mounting traces to top edge of verso, else fine...

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LOUIS RAEMAEKERS (1869-1956) Autograph Letter Signed
LOUIS RAEMAEKERS (1869-1956) Autograph Letter Signed

LOUIS RAEMAEKERS Autograph letter Signed. Dutch cartoonist.   ALS. 1p and integral blank leaf. Linwood [?]. 11th September 1916. To "Dear Sir".   "I am back from the Front and have seen again the cartoon but I really think it is best not to ad [sic] any colour. So I will ask the Fine Art Society, 148 New Bond Street, to send it to you.  I received in good order your second payment."  After the subscription, Louis Raemaekers has added "This letter was sent by me in the wrong envelope; it shows you that I really think the drawing is.....

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DAVID ROBERTS (1796-1864) Autograph Letter Signed
DAVID ROBERTS (1796-1864) Autograph Letter Signed

DAVID ROBERTS Autograph Letter SignedBritish (Scottish) painter.ALS. 3pp. Incorporating a full-page ink drawing. 7 Fitzroy Street, London. October 6th 1856.  To Thomas Miller, Esq."Pray do not be surprised, but I have to aquaint you that the commission you gave me, I'm afraid to say how long ago, to paint you a small interior of a church, I have very nearly completed.  It is one of the churches in Bruges in Belgium.  Upright 2 feet 7 and a half by 2: do. 2 and a half. Sight measure - with the frame, 3 feet six and a half by 3 ditto.....

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GBP175.00
SAMUEL SMILES (1812-1904) Autograph Letter Signed
SAMUEL SMILES (1812-1904) Autograph Letter Signed

SAMUEL SMILES Autograph Letter Signed. British (Scottish) author and reformer, best known for his series of 'self help' books and for his 'Lives of the Engineers'.   ALS. 3pp. West Bank, Blackheath, London. 13th April 1869. To W[iliam] Woodall. Together with a contemporary portrait photograph of Samuel Smiles.   "You have cut out for me a quantity of work that I am quite unable to face. All that I meant to ask was whether I would be expected to speak at the luncheon, and if so, what subject it would be best for me to speak about? As for a.....

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HARRIET BEECHER STOWE (1811-1896) Autograph Letter Signed
HARRIET BEECHER STOWE (1811-1896) Autograph Letter Signed

HARRIET BEECHER STOWE Autograph LETTER Signed. American author and abolitionist. Her book Uncle Tom's Cabin was influential in the anti-slavery movement and became a classic of Americal literature.   ALS. 1p. Andover. March 25th [no year]. To Madame Coulon.   "Mr and Mrs Johnson are American friends of our family passing thro Paris, the bearer of messages to my Daughters. It will be a favour to me if Madame Coulon will allow my Daughters to receive them. With sincere esteem, I am yours, very truly, H.B. Stowe."   16mo. Approx 4 x 4 inches. Trimmed at edges and laid down.....

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ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON (1809-1892) Autograph Letter Signed
ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON (1809-1892) Autograph Letter Signed

Alfred Tennyson 1st Baron Tennyson. autograph letter Signed. British poet. Author of the Charge of the Light Brigade, Idylls of the King, etc.   ALS. 1p. Aldworth, Blackdown, Haslemere. August 17th 1871. To an unnamed correspondent.   "Sir, I fear that my vote is already promised or I would gladly have given it to one whose mother's position is from what you say so trying and so bravely bourn. I have the honour to be your obedient servant, A. Tennyson."   8vo. Approx 7 x 4.5 inches. Laid down by top section only to part of an album leaf, with.....

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GBP250.00
DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI (1828-1882) Autograph Signature
DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI (1828-1882) Autograph Signature

DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI Autograph Signature on cheque. English painter and poet. A founding member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.    Autograph signature "D.G. Rossetti" on cheque for £50 drawn on the Chancery Lane Branch of the Union Bank of London.  Dated in his hand 3rd November 1879 and with the payee's name given as "Self". With impressed Revenue blind stamp for 1d.   With cancel lines and the usual Bank perforations which touch the signature and with part of an old album leaf adhering to the left edge of verso.  Some light creasing and small edge tears and chips. All else.....

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