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This is a index of particularly fine items or collections.

BABBAGE, Charles (1791-1871). Mathematician and computer pioneer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Horner, 1 page 8vo with address-leaf, Dorset Street, 2 July '1840' (the year in another hand).
£750 / $967 / €855 [No: 25931]

BARNUM, Phineas Taylor (1810-1891). American showman.
Autograph Letter Signed to [William T. Stead], editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, 1 page 8vo with integral blank, headed paper of Waldemere, Bridgeport, CT, no date.
£750 / $967 / €855 [No: 26334]

BERLIOZ, Hector (1803-1869). French composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Emile Deschamps, poet and author of the libretto of Roméo et Juliette, 1 page 8vo, Friday evening [27 October 1848].
£950 / $1225 / €1083 [No: 26746]

CUMBERLAND, Richard (1732-1811). Playwright and novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Dear Sir'), 2 pages 4to (small splits and one tear professionally repaired), Tetworth, 9 August no year (ca 1794).
£550 / $709 / €627 [No: 26310]

DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882). Naturalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to his cousin Reginald Darwin (1818-1892), 4 pages 8vo with slight staining in the central fold, Down, Beckenham, Kent, 27 March 1879.
£10500 / $13545 / €11970 [No: 26707]

FREDERICK II, The Great (1712-1786). King of Prussia.
Document Signed (hastily written 'Guht / Frederich'), 1 page folio with countersignature of Samuel von Marschall in the bottom right and the date, 12 May 1742.
£875 / $1128 / €997 [No: 26417]

FREILIGRATH, Ferdinand (1810-1876). German poet.
Autograph poem 'Springer' ('The Knight'), signed and dated at Zurich, 1845, 2 pages 8vo (one small split at the end of a fold).
£1850 / $2386 / €2109 [No: 25855]

HOWELLS, William Dean (1837-1920). American man of letters.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss [Nona] Stewart, 2 facing pages 8vo (traces of former mounting on the intervening pages), 40 West 59th Street, New York, 9 December 1899.
Price on application [No: 22264]

HUGO, Victor (1802-1885). French novelist and playwright.
Autograph Letter Signed ('V.H.'), 1 page 8vo (small stain, traces of mounting on blank leaf), H[auteville] H[ouse] [Guernsey], '29', no date.
£850 / $1096 / €969 [No: 26576]

JOHN, Augustus (1878-1961). Artist.
Three Autograph Letters Signed to Alastair Forbes, each of one page small 4to with envelopes, October 1948 to July 1949.
£750 / $967 / €855 [No: 25104]

[KENT, Edward Augustus, Duke of (1767-1820). Father of Queen Victoria.]
Series of letters by Prince Edward's long-standing mistress, Thérèse-Bernardine de Saint Laurent, comtesse de Montegenêt, Paris, 1820-1823.
£1250 / $1612 / €1425 [No: 25933]

LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882). Poet.
Autograph Letter Signed [to Fredrick Cozzen] ('My dear Sir'), 3½ pages 8vo (laid down by the lower half of the last page), Cambridge [Massachusetts], 10 November 1855.
£525 / $677 / €598 [No: 25224]

MARIE LOUISE (1791-1847). Empress of the French. Second wife of Napoleon I.
Attractive Document Signed, 1 page large folio (oblong, slight soiling in the margins) on vellum with decorative border, Palais des Tuileries, 15 December 1811.
£850 / $1096 / €969 [No: 25162]

MASSENET, Jules (1842-1912). Composer.
Large music manuscript, a page of the full score of his opera Bacchus on 22 staves with a pasted-on strip (not illustrated).
£525 / $677 / €598 [No: 22251]

MONTGOMERY, James & MONTGOMERY, Robert (1771-1854) and (1807-1855). Poets.
Collection of 15 Autograph Letters Signed, 1 Letter Signed and 2 poems (1 partial) of James, 1792-1853 and 12 Autograph Letters Signed and one partial autograph poem from Robert, 1830-1853.
£950 / $1225 / €1083 [No: 23046]

PITT, William, the younger (1759-1806). Prime Minister 1783-1801 & 1804-1806.
Autograph Letter Signed to G[eorge?] Hammond, 1 page 4to (slightly irregular at left hand margin), Bath, 28 October 1802.
£1250 / $1612 / €1425 [No: 26227]

ROSSINI, Gioachino (1792-1868). Composer.
Letter Signed (in full 'Gioachino Rossini') to the composer and piano-maker, C[amille] Pleyel, in Paris; 1 page 4to with address-leaf, Florence, 21 May 1852.
£1100 / $1419 / €1254 [No: 26314]

SANKEY, Ira David (1840-1908). American evangelist and hymn writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to William T. Stead, then editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, 3 pages 8vo, 110 Newington Green Road, 7 June 1884.
£550 / $709 / €627 [No: 26328]

STEPHENSON, George (1781-1848). Colliery and railway engineer.
Fine long Letter Signed to Inge, 10 pages 8vo on three separate sheets (small pin-holes at the head of each), Tapton House, 24 December 1845.
£1850 / $2386 / €2109 [No: 25603]

VERDI, Giuseppe (1813-1901). Italian operatic composer.
Fine Autograph Letter Signed to his librettist Salvatore Cammarano, 'celebrated melodramatic poet at the Theatre of Naples', 1 page 8vo with facing address-leaf, Milan, 2 June 1845.
£2250 / $2902 / €2565 [No: 26748]

VISCONTI, Ludovico (1791-1853). Architect of Napoleon's tomb at the Invalides.
Six Autograph Letters Signed (one unsigned) to a variety of correspondents, 8 pages 8vo and 4to, integral blanks, Paris and Melun, 5 October 1829 to 7 April 1853.
£650 / $838 / €741 [No: 25402]

WAGNER, Richard (1813-1883). Composer.
Fine Autograph Letter Signed to Julius Ruthardt, director of the Riga Opera House, 3 pages 8vo with original envelope, Bayreuth, 5 February 1879.
£2850 / $3676 / €3249 [No: 26749]

WEBSTER, Daniel (1782-1852). American lawyer and statesman.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'S P Lyman Esq.', 1 page 4to on blue paper with blank leaf, 'Jan 5' [in another hand 'Washington' and '1842'].
£650 / $838 / €741 [No: 25368]

WELLINGTON, Arthur Wellesley, duke of (1769-1852).
Autograph Letter Signed ('Wellington') to General Sir [James w]illoughby Gordon, 2 pages 8vo, S[tratfied] Saye, 7 September 1827.
£850 / $1096 / €969 [No: 26669]

WELLINGTON, Arthur Wellesley, duke of (1769-1852).
Autograph Letter Signed ('Wellington') to General Sir [James W]illoughby Gordon, 2 pages 8vo, London 8 July 1839.
£550 / $709 / €627 [No: 26668]