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[George IV acknowledgement of Friedrich Ferdinand replacing Luwig II as Duke of Anhalt-Kothen.]
[George IV acknowledgement of Friedrich Ferdinand replacing Luwig II as Duke of Anhalt-Kothen.]
Jean Volrade Louis Baron de Salmouth.
1818.
Manuscript on vellum. 1p. Folio, Bernbourg, 20th December 1818. in original royal crested Folio measures: 390 x 265mm (15¼ x 10¼").
A manuscript acknowledgement of Friedrich Ferdinand replacing Luwig II as Duke of Anhalt-Kothen. 'To a Convention concluded at Aix la-Chapelle for the Evacuation of the French Territory by the Allied Troops signed at Bernbourg'. Manuscript in English and French. Congress of Aix-la-Chapelle, which took place between October 1 - November 15, 1818, was the first of the four congresses held by Great Britain, Austria, Prussia, Russia, and France to discuss and take common action on European problems following the Napoleonic Wars (1800–15).
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[ALS] Mr Godwin, Sir,  In answer to your enquiry of yesterday respecting the hire of a Marquee to dine 150 Persons with two long Tables and cross table. [Price list follows.]
[ALS] Mr Godwin, Sir, In answer to your enquiry of yesterday respecting the hire of a Marquee to dine 150 Persons with two long Tables and cross table. [Price list follows.] I will allow you 10 Percent off the above prices... If you require a boarded floor it will require 3 men, if not - 1 man. Awaiting your reply I am, Sir your obedt Servt for Benjn Edgington J W Williams.
Benjamin Edgington, 2, Duke Street, Southwark 3rd October 1860.
Autograph letter signed, ink; from a marquee hire company itemising charges, company letterhead stamp, with recipient's note of receipt on reverse. Very scarce and unique. Sheet 250 x 205mm, 9¾ x 8". Folds; chipped edges.
Provenance: from a scrap album compiled c.1840 - 1880 by Alfred Towgood of Riverside, a paper mill owner at St. Neots, Huntingdon. He was also a Lieutenant in the Duke of Manchester's Light Horse.
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Subscribers. Field Marshal His Royal Highness the Duke of York, K.G. &c &c &c.
Subscribers. Field Marshal His Royal Highness the Duke of York, K.G. &c &c &c.
Drawn by Tho.s Stothard R.A. Engraved by J.Bromley.
[Published by Thos. Clay, 18, Ludgate Hill, London.] [n.d., c.1826.]
Mezzotint with engraving. Sheet: 360 x 515mm, (14 x 20¼").
The Subscriber's List from Series 1 of 'Views taken at or near Rangoon, and Combined operations in the Birman Empire', by Lieutenant Joseph Moore, published in two series 1825-26, illustrating the engagements of the First Anglo-Burmese War (5 March 1824 - 24 February 1826). The subscribers, including the Duke of Wellington and the East India Company, are listed below a large vignette in which a British soldier, a sepoy and a tiger hold up a banner.
Abbey Travel: 404.
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An Accompt of Cargos consign'd by Mess. Sol: Merrett & Co.: of London to Mess.rs Holroide & Pearson of Gibraltar for one year commencing August 6 1737 & ending July 1738
An Accompt of Cargos consign'd by Mess. Sol: Merrett & Co.: of London to Mess.rs Holroide & Pearson of Gibraltar for one year commencing August 6 1737 & ending July 1738 [&] An accompt of Cargos consign'd by Mess.rs Solomon Merrell & Co: of London to Mess.rs Will:m Grove &C: of Gibraltar for one year commencing August 1737 & ending July 1738
[c.1738]
Manuscript, 315 x 395mm. 12½ x 15½".
List of cargos from London to the British territory of Gibraltar in the 1730s, including wheat, tobacco, barley, flour. The dates, quantities, recipients and values of each cargo are listed.
From: Charborough House, residence to the Erle-Drax family.
[Ref: 15598]   £380.00  
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N. Reverence you Maker. N.bE Let his name be always held sacred by you. NNE. Fear only to offend his Goodness. NEbN Let your love of him exceed your Fear. NE. Be not ashamed to Worship him. NEbE. Be grateful to him for his benefits. ENE. Put your
N. Reverence you Maker. N.bE Let his name be always held sacred by you. NNE. Fear only to offend his Goodness. NEbN Let your love of him exceed your Fear. NE. Be not ashamed to Worship him. NEbE. Be grateful to him for his benefits. ENE. Put your confidence in him. EbN. Study to know, & then do his will. EAST. Vinidcate his cause before the World. EbS. Blush not to be Christian. ESE. Esteem all Mankind as your Neighbour. SEbE. Pity the Vicious, but abhor their vices. SE. He who suffers most, _help first. SEbS. Charity makes no distinction between Jew or Samaritan. SSE. Be punctual & just in your dealings. SbE. Be honest, even for your own Interest. SOUTH. Respect Superiors. SbW. Be condescending to inferiors. SSW. Leave off contention before it be meddled with. SWbS. Ingratitude is the basest of Vices. SW. Be upon your guard, untill you know a man. SWbW. Bad Company is the ruin of Morals. WSW. Let Reason always be at the Helm. WbS. Let passion be governed by Reason. WEST. Passions are excellent Servants but bad Masters. WbN. Drunkenness degrades a Man below a Brute. WNW. Detest Falsehood. NWbW. Want of decency, is want of Sense. NW. Regard yourself, or you will be despised by others. NWbN. Think before you Act. NNW. Do but one thing at a time. NbW. Steer by this Compass, & defy Storms.
[n.d. c.1800.]
Unique pen and ink drawing, 248 x 198mm. 9¾ x 7¾".
A circle of 'Christian Standards'.
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George Cruikshank Novr. 14th. 1851. [ink signature.]
George Cruikshank Novr. 14th. 1851. [ink signature.]
Ink signature. 114 x 184mm. 4½ x 7¼".
Ink signature of George Cruikshank (1792-1878), English caricaturist and book illustrator.
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The Debtor's welcome to their Brother.
The Debtor's welcome to their Brother. Welcome, welcome, Brother debtor, To this poor but merry place; Where no Bailiff, Dun, or Settor, Dare to shew their frightful Face, But Kind Siz, as you're a Stranger Down your Garnish you must lay Or your coat will be in danger You must either strip or pay...What was it made Alexander Weep at his unfriend by fate 'Twas because he could not wander Beyond ye World's strong Brison-gate For ye World is also bounded By th' Heav'ns & Stars above Why should we then be confounded Since there's nothing free but jove.
[Words by C. Coffey.]
Ink poem. 153 x 195mm. 6 x 7¾". Hole, foxed
Words by C. Coffey which relate to two references. One: the air in G Major played by the British bands the evening before their surrender at Yorktown in 1781; and two: the Rothwell Debtors' Prison song. The Debtors' Prison was established in Rothwell, Leeds, in the 17th-Century and was later converted into a workhouse. When debtors were first taken there, the Society of Debtors demanded that each newcomer pay a 'garnish' or fine of half-a-crown of forfeit his coat, the latter usually being the case.
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[Letter from accompany engraving sent from 'Spencer' to 'J:C: Crowle']
[Letter from accompany engraving sent from 'Spencer' to 'J:C: Crowle'] Dear Sir, I send you herewith a Proof impression on folio paper of the Portrait of Henry 5th[?] Earl of Cumberland[?] my Ancestor who was killed at the Battle of Newbury [...]
St James Place 6th Oct 1809
Ms letter, sheet 185 x 115mm (7¼ x 4½").
Letter sent accompanying an early proof engraving by E. Bocquet, who engraved a number of historical portraits in the early nineteenth century.
[Ref: 42308]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[ALS] Sir,  The pedigree of your ancestors is one of those alluded to in the enclosed technical statement [missing]. If you desire copy and will remit the fee the pedigree will be forwarded within a month of the receipt…
[ALS] Sir, The pedigree of your ancestors is one of those alluded to in the enclosed technical statement [missing]. If you desire copy and will remit the fee the pedigree will be forwarded within a month of the receipt… & A Society of Practical Genealogists...has been formed for the purpose of properly and correctly tracing the pedigrees of families of ancient date... For the ancient pedigree the fee is Two Guineas, pre-paid, either by Croffed Cheque or P.O.O. at P.O., Foubert's Place, Regent Street, in favour of Henry Delaine, Secretary. Secretary's Office, 51, King Street, Regent Street.
['Masonic' added] Fraternity of Genealogists, Secretary's Office, 51 King St Regent St. ['28 July 1866' added.]
Autograph letter signed, black ink with words added in another (coloured?) ink by the same hand(?), now faded - including name of addressee, 'Ed Towgood Esqr'. Sheet 175 x 225mm, 7 x 9". Fixed ot album sheet with Rare letterpress broadside advertisement, printed in red and black ink, for a 'superior' genealogical research service. Sheet 190 x 240mm, 7½ x 9½". Old Vertical centrefold on both laid down.
Letter confirming arrangements for a bespoke and definitive genealogy for the Towgood family, and soliciting payment.
Provenance: from a scrap album compiled c.1840 - 1880 by Alfred Towgood of Riverside, a paper mill owner at St. Neots, Huntingdon. He was also a Lieutenant in the Duke of Manchester's Light Horse.
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The Charge of the Garrison of Gibraltar [recto], Abstract of the Charge of the foregoing Establishment [for Gibraltar and Minorca, verso]
The Charge of the Garrison of Gibraltar [recto], Abstract of the Charge of the foregoing Establishment [for Gibraltar and Minorca, verso]
[n.d., c.1750]
Manuscript, 480 x 305mm. 19 x 12". Small tears and nicks along edges.
Breakdown of wages paid to British officers serving in the garrison of Gibraltar, which was ceded to Britain under the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht, with total costing for British officers in Gibraltar and Minorca on verso. Signed by Onslow, Beauchamp and Westcote.
From: Charborough House, residence to the Erle-Drax family.
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[Insurance letter
[Insurance letter "including the Hull and Contents" from Hynd Tasker to Charles Livingston, Glasgow, 29 November 1805 concerning expenses for transatlantic voyages]
Mss, 4pp, 250 x 205mm (9¾ x 8"). Tears etc.
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[ALS.]  To General Sir H. Fane G.C.B. &c &c &c
[ALS.] To General Sir H. Fane G.C.B. &c &c &c Sir, / You please to give me leave to thank you, and most humbly beg / to inform your honor, that I am swim, on the Sea of adversity; no any/ one hold up me, therefore I have to give a petition, one of the last Monday, / in the morning...[etc.] I remain to be sir your most obedient humbly Servant, Muddoosoodin Nauth of Calcutta.
[n.d., c.1838.]
ALS, ink on paper, sheet 250 x 205mm. 9¾ x 8". Glued to scrap sheet, edges overlaid by scraps.
Letter from a resident of Calcutta fallen on hard times to General Sir Henry Fane (1778 - 1840) asking for poor relief and/or employment. The correspondent refers to a 'petition' submitted to Fane 'last monday', which the General seems to have simply passed on to one of his staff with little further consideration. A unique and very personal insight into relations between the British administration of the Raj and the Indians they governed. Made a G.C.B. in 1826, Fane was appointed colonel of the 1st or king's dragoon guards, a colonelcy which ranks next to those of the regiments forming the brigade of household cavalry, on 24 February 1827. In 1829 the Duke of Wellington induced Fane to accept the office of surveyor-general of the ordnance. He re-entered the House of Commons as M.P. for Sandwich, and in 1830-1 was M.P. for Hastings. He went out of office when the reform cabinet of Earl Grey was formed, but continued on intimate terms with the Duke of Wellington, who appointed him commander-in-chief in India during his short tenure of office in 1835. Lord Melbourne's cabinet confirmed the appointment, and Fane took over the command-in-chief from Lord William Bentinck in September 1835, when he found India in a state of profound peace. Fane personally inspected every station in his command in 1836, and an interesting account of this tour of inspection, and of his interview with Ranjít Singh, the famous ruler of the Punjab, was published by his nephew and aide-de-camp, Henry Edward Fane. Towards the end of his period of command there were signs of war upon the north-west frontier, and in 1838 Fane got ready an army to proceed to the relief of Herat, which was then besieged by the Persians, and Lord Auckland and his advisers then began to mature the plans which brought about the first Afghan war. Fane entirely disapproved of this policy, and resigned his office, but the authorities at home took the unusual course of refusing to accept this resignation in January 1839, on the ground that they could find no general competent to succeed him. On Fane, therefore, devolved the final preparations for the Afghan war, and in 1839 he directed the operations. His health was by this time completely undermined (the writer mentions 'you was sick') and on his reiterated demand to resign, Major-general Sir Jasper Nicholls, the commander-in-chief in Madras, was appointed to succeed him. He then handed over the command of the expeditionary army against Afghanistan to Major-general Sir John Keane, the commander-in-chief in Bombay, and prepared to leave India. He left that country in the last stage of weakness, and he died at sea on board the Malabar off St. Michael's in the Azores, at the comparatively early age of sixty-one, on 24th March 1840.
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[A.L.S by John Le Keux, signed and dated 'June 20th 28']
[A.L.S by John Le Keux, signed and dated 'June 20th 28']
1pp. ALS, with red wax seal, in wrapper with ink mss. biography.
Le Keux engraved plates for a number of achitectural books.
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[Portraits, letter and text relating to the second and third marquess of Londonderry.]
[Portraits, letter and text relating to the second and third marquess of Londonderry.]
Three engraved portraits, ms letter (4pp) and letterpress (10pp).
Collection of material including two portraits of politician Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh and second marquess of Londonderry (1769-1822), one engraved by Henry Meyer and the other after the marble bust by Chantrey; a portrait of his wife Lady Amelia Anne, née Hobart (1772-1829) after Thomas Lawrence; letterpress life of army officer and diplomatist Charles William Vane, third marquess of Londonderry (1778-1854); and a manuscript letter from the third marquess to the Lord Chancellor seeking to secure preferment for 'the Rev.d Mr Carr, the valuable Clergyman of South Shields'.
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[Love Poem.]
[Love Poem.] [Two embossed prints of a piper with dancing dogs & Lord Brougham.]
[n.d. c.1890.]
Hand-written ink & two embossed prints. Sheet 331 x 247mm. 13 x 9¾".
A love poem accompanied by two embossed images; above: a young pied piper dancing in the street, with two dressed-up dancing dogs, one wearing a clown hat and holding a small flag; below: a portraits in profile of Henry Peter Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux (1778-1868), a British statesman who became Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom. He studied law and was called to the English bar in 1808. He took up the fight against the slave trade and opposed restrictions on trade with continental Europe.
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[Two hand-written receipts signed by Samuel Middiman, engraver.]
[Two hand-written receipts signed by Samuel Middiman, engraver.] Rec.d Jan 16th 1799 of Mess. Boydell Fifteen Pounds for [?] due 2º Inv. £15.0.0. Sam. Middiman. [&] April 29th 1809. Received from Mr Molteno the sum of Five Pounds in part of Bill delivered. £5.0.0. S. Middliman.
Two manuscript receipts signed in ink, the second with a notary blind stamp, joine by a paper strip.
Two receipts signed by Samuel Middiman (1750-1831), acknowledging payments from two of London's most prominent publishers. Middiman frequently worked for John & Josiah Boydell, including four plates from their Shakespeare Gallery.
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[Als from Edward Nicholas to Montagu Bertie, Baron Willoughby de Eresby.]
[Als from Edward Nicholas to Montagu Bertie, Baron Willoughby de Eresby.]
Whitehall 11 May 1640.
1pp. als in ink, folded with wax seal, addressed in the same hand, scarce. Later ink mss. description.
A manuscript letter from Sir Edward Nicholas (1593-1669) at the time a clerk in ordinary to Charles I's Privy Council. As one of Charles's most trusted advisors he helped negotiate the Treaty of Uxbridge (1645), Charles's surrender to the Scots and the Surrender of Oxford (both 1646). He continued to serve Charles II in exile, becoming secretary of state in 1654, a role he kept after the Restoration. The letter is written to Montagu Bertie (1608-66), the year he became Baron Willoughby de Eresby, probably for raising 'The King's Life Guard of Foot' for service in the First Bishops' War of 1639. He fought at the First Battle of Newbury, Cropredy Bridge, Lostwithiel, Second Battle of Newbury and was wounded at Naseby. At the Restoration he officiated as Lord Great Chamberlain at the coronation of Charles II on 23 April 1661.
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[Letter from Nicolas Charles Oudinot to unidentified recipient, 1820, with portrait of Oudinot]
[Letter from Nicolas Charles Oudinot to unidentified recipient, 1820, with portrait of Oudinot]
Ms sheet 250 x 200mm (9¾ x 8") and lithograph portrait approx 150 x 100mm (6 x 4").
Nicolas Charles Oudinot, 1st Comte Oudinot, 1st Duc de Reggio (1767-1847), Marshal of France. At the outbreak of the French Revolution, Oudinot's military career took-off and he rose through the ranks, and in 1800 after great success at the Battle of Monzambano was presented with the sword of honour by Napoleon. He was made Inspector-General of the infantry, and, on establishment of the empire, given the Grand Cross of the Legion d’Honneur. It was not until 1809, after his display of brilliant courage at the Battle of Wagram, that he was promoted to the rank of Marshal of France. His later career was not as successful however he was not disgraced and on Napoleon’s abdication he rallied to the new government and was made a Peer of France by the Bourbon Restoration.
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[A.L.S., dated July 16th 1842.]
[A.L.S., dated July 16th 1842.]
1pp., 8vo., with remains of red wax seal. With engraved medallion portrait.
Letter concerning an order of copies of Raimbach's engraving of Wilkie's 'Distraining for Rent', engraved 1828. Raimbach and Wilkie collaborated many times, including 'Rent Day'.
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[LS]  Dear Dubourg,  May I ask your attendance at the Meeting referred to in the accompanying Circular?...
[LS] Dear Dubourg, May I ask your attendance at the Meeting referred to in the accompanying Circular?... It is proposed among some lovers of the drama, who believe that a move might be made at this time towards the establishment of a theatre having in view the encouragement of the dramatic Art rather than pecuniary profit... to hold a meeting with a view to consider the preliminary steps...for the realization of this object. The first meeting...will be held at ¼ past four on Monday the 24th of July at 8, Richmond Terrace, Whitehall.
Local Government Act Office, July 17th, 1871.
Letter signed, 12mo leaflet (200 x 130mm, 8 x 5", one sheet folded); imitation mss. addressed by hand in ink to A. W. Dubourg and signed by him in ink; also signed by sender Taylor. Fold creases.
A fascinating piece of correspondence relating to the proposed establishment of a new London theatre, or academy of drama. Augustus W. Dubourg was the author of several plays and great-grandson of Matthew Dubourg (1703 - 1767), violinist.
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[ALS]  D[ea]r Sir  The proper quantity of chloroform to be taken in case of sea sickness is 20 drops in a cup of ...[?] or dram glass of brandy
[ALS] D[ea]r Sir The proper quantity of chloroform to be taken in case of sea sickness is 20 drops in a cup of ...[?] or dram glass of brandy and at same time tighten` the belt around the body as much as you can bare. Both to be done before going on board. Yours Alex Miller[?]
Autograph letter signed, ink, addressed to 'Mr. A. Towgood', from his doctor, advising on the prevention of sea sickness prior to a voyage. Sheet 170 x 105mm, 6¾ x 4". Folds; sheet trimmed. Scarce item.
Provenance: from a scrap album compiled c.1840 - 1880 by Alfred Towgood of Riverside, a paper mill owner at St. Neots, Huntingdon. He was also a Lieutenant in the Duke of Manchester's Light Horse.
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Sir,  I have the honor to inform you that you were elected a Member of the Travellers on the 4th
Sir, I have the honor to inform you that you were elected a Member of the Travellers on the 4th [mss.] inst...[details of subscription and how to pay]... I have the honor to be, Your obedient Servant, John H. Ponsonby Esq. &c.&c.&c. J.W. Rouse Secy [mss.]
Travellers' Club. 5 March 1875. [mss.]
LS, diploma, completed in ink, 230 x 194mm. Glued to scrap album page.
Arrangements for the establishment of The Travellers Club were finalised at a meeting in the spring of 1819, attended by distinguished diplomats, travellers and two future Prime Ministers (the Earl of Aberdeen and Viscount Palmerston). The head of Ulysses was adopted as the Club device and the doors opened to members on 18 August 1819 at 12 Waterloo Place. The Club’s original premises soon proved unsatisfactory and in 1822 the Travellers moved to a house in Pall Mall opposite the Oxford & Cambridge Club – only to move again a decade later to the present Clubhouse at 106 Pall Mall.
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Verses for a Watch Case.
Verses for a Watch Case. Could but our tempers move like this Machine, Not urg’d by passion, nor delay’d by spleen; But true to nature's regulating power, By virtuous Acts distinguish every hour. Then Health & Joy would follow as they ought, The laws of motion and the laws of thought; Sweet Health, to pass the present Moments o'er, And everlasting Joy, when Time shall be no more.
[n.d. c.1727.]
Manuscript, 242 x 188mm. 9½ 7½". Laid down on album sheet. Crease and some smudging.
John Byrom (1692-1763) was an English poet and the inventor of a revolutionary system of shorthand. In 1742, His Majesty George II secured him as the sole right of publishing for a certain term of years the art and method of shorthand. His system was published posthumously as "The Universal English Shorthand". This particular poem was later used as example for Byrom's shorthand.
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[Letter regarding expenses for army corps under command of the duke of Wellington for the year 1808 signed George Murray]
[Letter regarding expenses for army corps under command of the duke of Wellington for the year 1808 signed George Murray] Abstract of 165 Days Bat & Forage Money for the undermentioned Corps of the Army under the Command of Lieut.t General Sir Arthur Wellesley K.B.
Ms, 320 x 205mm (12½ x 8"). Folds.
Expenses relating to the duke of Wellesley's campaign in the Peninsular War, written at his headquarters in Merida near Badajoz, Spain in 1809.
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