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154 EUGENE (Prince François Eugène de Savoy, 1663-1736).
Famous General, fought as Ally of the Duke of Marlborough at
Blenheim and Malplaquet. L.S. (in German). I p., folio. 12
Jan., 1735.

155 EVERETT (Edward, 1794-1865).

American Diplomatist, Scholar and Orator. A.L.S. to Mr. Rogers. 4 pp., 8vo. Cambridge, (U.S.A.), 29 May, 1848. 18s



Sending thanks for a portrait of Rogers which he had received, and promising to leave it to the University (Harvard) at his death.

A.L.S. to W. C. Macready. 1 pp., 8vo. "27 Dec., 1841.”

157 FAUNTLEROY (Henry, 1785-1824). Banker and Forger.
Executed for Forgery. A.L.S. to Rev. Dr. Cotton. I page. 4to.
25th Nov., 1824.


A letter of unusual pathetic interest, being written whilst he was under sentence of death for forgery, and asking the Rev. Dr. Cotton to administer the Sacrament to him and his sister.

A.L.S. I page, 4to.

London, 1824.

10s 6d

Letter written while in prison shortly before his death, concerning the deeds of some houses in York Street, signed "yours sincerely in affliction." Accompanying is a copy of the "Observer" for Oct. 31st, containing a full account of the trial.

Landscape Painter.
A.L.S. to George S.

IOS 6d

159 FIELDING (A. V. Copley, 1787-1855).
President of the Water-colour Society.
Nicholson. 4 pp., 8vo. Hastings, Feb. 21st, 1847.

A most pathetic and heart-broken letter in answer to a letter of condolence on the death of one of his daughters.

160 FIELDING (Sir John, d. 1780). A Middlesex Magistrate.
Blind from Birth, Half-Brother of Fielding the Novelist. D.S.
(initials). p., oblong 8vo. Jan. 22nd, 1779.
108 6d

Affidavit sworn before Sir John Fielding by James Hopwood of
Coventry, book-binder, containing evidence against a certain John

161 FORBES (Duncan, 1644-1704). Scotch
Scotch Lawyer and
Genealogist. D.S. 2 pp., folio. Edinburgh, 21 Jan., 1743-

128 6d

Forbes was Lord President of the Court of Sessions, 1737, and resisted the Pretender and suffered much loss. The above document is also signed by Lord Leven.

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108 CRANE (Walter, born 1845). Artist. Artist. A.L.S. to Miss Farwell. 3 pp., 8vo. Shepherd's Bush, May 6th, 1886.



An interesting letter discussing materials, style, etc., for a dress for some tableau.


The blue plush you suggest is too dark, and would be too absorbent of light at night for the position." Etc., etc.

A.L.S. to H. Blackburn. I page, 8vo. April 21, 1885.

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IOS 6d

110 "CROWQUILL (Alfred," Alfred H. Forrester, 1804-1872). Artist, Illustrated Bon Gaultier's Ballads," Punch," etc. A.L.S." Alfred Crowquill" to D. Burgess, Esq. I page, 8vo. 5th June, 1867.

7s 6d

"I have finished your Burlesques with the exception of two songs." Etc.

III CRUIKSHANK (George, 1792-1878). Artist and Caricaturist. A.L.S. to Mr. Johnstone. 2 pp., 8vo. Hampstead Rd., December 5th, 1863.


I leave town until Monday or Tuesday.

I will

£I IOS leave the money with the Adjutant, who will in future pay the rent to you. Etc.

A.L.S. to C. W. Nugent, Esq. 1 p., 8vo. 48, Mornington Place, April 17th, 1858.

A fine bold signature.


113 CUVIER (George, Baron, 1769-1832). French Naturalist. L.S. to M. Le Doyen. I page, folio. Paris, 13th April, 1829.

As to the costs of an examination.

114 DARLEY (George, 1795-1846).

6s 6d

Poet and Mathematician.

A.L.S. to Edward Moxon, the Publisher. I page, 8vo, Sept. 30th (1841). Envelope with Autograph Address and Wax Seal.

18s 6d

Concerning some difficulty which had arisen over the publication of one of his plays.

I have always understood you had no view to pecuniary profit in publishing my plays but one altogether liberal.

115 DAUBERVAL (Jean B., 1742-1806). Celebrated Dancer. A.L. S. to Miss Colon (in French). I page, 4to. Paris, Monday, Sept. 19, 1791.

8s 6d

Asking for an appointment for a friend who wished to take part in an English Comedy.

116 DARWIN (Charles, 1809-1882). Naturalist and Author. A.L.S. 2 pp., 8vo. Down, Beckenham, Feb. 14.




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A letter of considerable importance on the habits of the Cuckoo. The Cuckoo emigrates at a remarkably early period, and as the female lays her eggs at the intervals of 2 or 3 days, much more time wd. be lost than is the case of other and ordinary birds. If she were to stop till all her eggs were laid before sitting on them, I imagine that those first laid, from being exposed to the weather, would be very apt to become addled.” Etc.


One edge of the letter is a little damp-stained.

A.L.S. I page, 8vo.


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The case is quite new to me and seems inexplicable. I will endeavour to get the plant, and at some future time observe the flowers. The information has come too late for my present work."

A.L.S. I page, 8vo. Down, Beckenham, 31 July [1881].

£2 25

Thanking his correspondent for some valuable plants sent him for scientific investigation, and speaking of their "piteous" appearance on arrival.

L.S. 3 pp., 8vo. Down, Beckenham, 26 July, 1877.

£I IOS Asking for the loan of a plant, "Schrankia," for experimental purposes, and as to its sensibility to touch; also stating:

"I should have to fasten a leaf flat on a piece of cork for about 10 days; but this treatment does not usually injure leaves greatly."

120 DARWIN (Francis, born 1848). Darwin. A very lengthy A.L.S. to Cambridge, N.D.

Botanist. Son of Charles
Mr. Ellacombe. 7 pp., 8vo.

£2 125 6d

A very long letter, of considerable importance, concerning the pumping of water by trees.

"The fact is, our knowledge of the way in which water gets to the top of a high tree is in a wretched condition, and is a disgrace to us Plant physiologists.

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'There is a split among physiologists, one half of them believe that the water travels in the thickness of the cell walls of the wood.

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The other view is the obvious and old one that the (water) travels in the hollows of the vessels like water in a water pipe.

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'But the essence of it is giving importance to the medullary rays. These consist of cells with living protoplasm in them, and if we believe that they have a power of pumping water as the cells of the root certainly have, we bring the problem out of its irrational condition at any rate.'

121 DAWSON (George, 1821-1876).

Etc., etc.

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A.L.S. 2 pp., 8vo. 7s 6d

Preacher, Friend of Carlyle and Emerson.
Birmingham, N.D.

Interesting letter on Shelley and Byron.

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A.L S. of Joseph Haydn. See No. 208. (Size much reduced.)

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