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NADA (Quebec). - HOCQUART, Intendant of New
ance. L.S. to Monsieur Darguenteuil, Proprietor, in the
rillon Isles, at Montreal. I page, 4to. Quebec, 10th July,
42. Fine wax seal,
£5 5s
Containing a fine specimen of a very rare signature, with seal in
perfect condition.

(Trans.) :- You have not yet satisfied, Sir, the demand I made you at the end of last year for the census of your seigneurie I beg you to send it, at the latest, during this month, to allow me to execute the command of his Majesty in this matter. ." Etc.

(Island of Orleans). Contemporary Manuscript tract (in French) from the Register of the Parish of St. John Baptist, in the Islands of Orleans, in the River Saint Lawrence, nada. Concerning the permission accorded to Canadians by e Governor-General, to hold a "Chamber of Assembly" for e regulation of their National Affairs. 2 pp., 4to. N.D., a 1765.

£3 18s An interesting extract from the local Records, containing the names of those who were to represent the French Canadian Nobility in the Chamber of Assembly.

(Trans.) :-".

that His Excellency, the Governor General of this province, and the honourable council, have accorded to Canadians permission to hold a "Chamber of Assembly" for the treatment of their affairs, above all, questions of religion, and to do all necessary for the conservation of those privileges already accorded, and those likely to be accorded in the future, by the good pleasure of the King of Great Britain, their Sovereign. that the said Assembly, representing the Canadian Nation, should be composed principally of the Seigneurs named hereafter and the principal merchants and bourgeois chosen by each town of the Province. Etc.

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RLYLE (Jane Welsh, 1801-1866). Wife of Thomas lyle, the Essayist and Historian. A.L. S. to Mrs. Gilchrist. p., 8vo. 5, Cheyne Row, June 15th (circa 1862). £6 6s

A very long letter resuming her interrupted friendship with Mrs. Alexander Gilchrist, and arranging to visit that lady. Also describing her anxious existence with Mr. Carlyle and the great amount of tact needed to keep him peaceable and agreeable.

"It is indeed long since we exchanged words, we two! So long that when I received your letter this morning I did not recognise the handwriting, but had to look for the signature, and when I found your name I was struck with astonishment thinking the letter was from a Catherine Gilchrist whom I used to correspond with 45 years ago!! and yet I have often thought of you and often talked of you in the past years.

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I was to have gone with a lady to Folkestone on Wednesday, for a few days, and broke off my engagement, on account of Mr. C. not liking that I should go away again just when I had come home. So I could not go in another direction on Monday. Mr. C. is getting on very peaceably with his work, suffering nothing from heat as yet, and it would be most imprudent, while that is the case, to not let well alone. Shifting his quarters for more than a day or two, is always for him a most dangerous measure! I want him to go to the sea for a few days, and I think he will, there being a dear old friend at St. Leonards who would receive him at any time and keep him all right. But even that he will not do till he is burnt out. Etc.

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75 CHANNEL ISLANDS (Guernsey).-L.S. to the Lords of His Majesty's (George II) Council, being the Answers of five of the Jurats of the Royal Court of Guernsey to the Petition of several Merchants, Traders, and Inhabitants of Guernsey and Alderney, complaining of the Royal Court of Guernsey for having made an Order enforcing the Act of Navigation. 3 pp., folio. Guernsey, 24th April, 1739.

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Interesting document relating to the operation of the Act of Navigation as regards Guernsey and Alderney, and also interesting on account of the signatures of five of the prominent inhabitants Jurats of the Royal Court of Guernsey, attached to the letter.

76 CHANTREY (Sir Francis L., 1781-1841). Sculptor. A.L.S. to Rev. D. Williams. 1 pp., 4to. Belgrave Place, 25 April, 1826. 10s 6d

As to the monument in memory of Mr. Iremonger.

77 CHARLES I., King of England (1600-1649). A very fine
ORIGINAL CONTEMPORARY MANUSCRIPT CONCERNING THE
NEGOTIATIONS FOR THE MARRIAGE OF CHARLES I., then Prince
of Wales, to the Infanta Maria of Spain. The Manuscript is very
neatly written on over 60 pp., folio, and is entitled, "The Spanish
Labarinth or a true Relation made by the Duke of Buckingham to
both Houses of Parliament assembled the 24th February. 1623.'
Bound in the original limp vellum, with gilt stamp and panels on
sides. Circa 1624.
£10 IOS

A fascinating and valuable contemporary historical manuscript, doubtless made at the time for one of the parties concerned. It is a very full account of the negotiations made by the Duke of Buckingham, the Earl of Bristol, and Endymion Porter for the hand of the Infanta Maria, also of the Duke of Buckingham's visit to Spain with Prince Charles, and correspondence from the Earl of Bristol between 1614 and 1624 relating to the same.

D.S. (on vellum), addressed to William Earl of Denbigh. Master of the Great Wardrobe. I page, oblong folio. Westminister, 28th November, 1631. With wax seal. 46 108

A warrant for the supply of livery to Edward Kingesley, one of the Yeomen of his Majesty's Buckhounds.

79 CHARLOTTE SOPHIA (1744-1818). Queen of George III. A.L.S. to Lord Ailesbury. 2 pp., 8vo. 13th December, 1790.

£1 108

A chatty letter discussing court and social life; mentioning Lady Ailesbury, Lord Moira, Lady Huntington, and others.

80 CHESTERFIELD (Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of, 16941773). Celebrated Statesman, Orator, and Wit, Author of the famous "Letters to his Son." D.S., on vellum. 1769. £1 IS

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HANNEL ISLANDS (Guernsey). L.S. to the Lords of His Majesty's (George II) Council, being the Answers of five of the Jurats of the Royal Court of Guernsey to the Petition of everal Merchants, Traders, and Inhabitants of Guernsey and Alderney, complaining of the Royal Court of Guernsey for having nade an Order enforcing the Act of Navigation. 3 pp., folio. Guernsey, 24th April, 1739.

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Interesting document relating to the operation of the Act of Navigation as regards Guernsey and Alderney, and also interesting on account of the signatures of five of the prominent inhabitants, Jurats of the Royal Court of Guernsey, attached to the letter.

HANTREY (Sir Francis L., 1781-1841). Sculptor. A.L.S. to tev. D. Williams. 1 pp., 4to. Belgrave Place, 25 April, 1826. 10s 6d

As to the monument in memory of Mr. Iremonger.

HARLES I., King of England (1600-1649). A very fine
RIGINAL CONTEMPORARY MANUSCRIPT CONCERNING THE
EGOTIATIONS FOR THE MARRIAGE OF CHARLES I., then Prince
f Wales, to the Infanta Maria of Spain. The Manuscript is very
eatly written on over 60 pp., folio, and is entitled, "The Spanish
abarinth or a true Relation made by the Duke of Buckingham to
th Houses of Parliament assembled the 24th February, 1623."
ound in the original limp vellum, with gilt stamp and panels on
des. Circa 1624.
£10 IOS

A fascinating and valuable contemporary historical manuscript, doubtless made at the time for one of the parties concerned. It is a very full account of the negotiations made by the Duke of Buckingham, the Earl of Bristol, and Endymion Porter for the hand of the Infanta Maria, also of the Duke of Buckingham's visit to Spain with Prince Charles, and correspondence from the Earl of Bristol between 1614 and 1624 relating to the same.

D.S. (on vellum), addressed to William Earl of Denbigh, aster of the Great Wardrobe. I page, oblong folio. Westinister, 28th November, 1631. With wax seal. £6 10S

A warrant for the supply of livery to Edward Kingesley, one of the Yeomen of his Majesty's Buckhounds.

ARLOTTE SOPHIA (1744-1818). Queen of George III.
L.S. to Lord Ailesbury. 2 pp., 8vo. 13th December, 1790.
£I IOS

A chatty letter discussing court and social life; mentioning Lady
Ailesbury, Lord Moira, Lady Huntington, and others.

ESTERFIELD (Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of, 169473). Celebrated Statesman, Orator, and Wit, Author of the mous "Letters to his Son." D.S., on vellum. 1769. £I IS

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35 BLANC (Louis, 1811-1882). French Historian and Politician. A.L.S. to Mon. C. L. Gruneiser.

ist March, 1852.

Ios6d An interesting letter concerning the expression “Le Roi règne et ne gouverne pas,and tracing its origin back through Mons. Thiers, the Historian and President of the French Republic ; Benjamin Constant, the French Politician; Lally-Tollendal and Claremont Tonnerre, Members of the National Assembly ; to the English Logicians.

* The letter is a little worn in the folds.

36 BLESSINGTON (Marguerite,

(Marguerite, Countess of, 1789-1849). Authoress, Friend of Count D'Orsay. A.L.S. to Mrs. A. M. Hall, the Novelist. 3 pp., 8vo. Gore House, 21st August, 1843. £1 155 .

1 The enclosed will prove how unsuccessful has been my attempt to serve our poor country woman.

I wish it had been otherwise. "I am very much pleased with the charming book which Mr. Hall edits, and to which I subscribe. I refer to the Engravings from pictures by the old Masters.

I have here an Album of Mr. Vertue's, sent me with a note from you long since. I wrote as desired.

I hope the heat has not disagreed with you. I like it, for it reminds me of dear Italy.Etc.

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A.L.8. to Edward Moxon, the Publisher. .4 pp., 16mo. Gore House, April 3rd, 1840. Gilt edged note paper and fine wax seal on envelope.

(1 55 A very dainty letter, showing her appreciation of Thomas à Becket,” of which she says :

* You told me truly that Thomas à Becket was indeed a great poem. I have just finished it, and have rarely read a work that has more delighted

me.

Also on other matters.

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A.L.S. I page, 12mo. Gore House, 20th Novr.,
Making an appointment to dine and meet Lord Canterbury.

39 BONAPARTE (Jerome, 1784-1860). Brother of Napoleon I.,

and King of Westphalia. A.L.S. to his Daughter, Mathilde. I page, sm. 8vo. Florence, 12th Feb., 1846.

£I IS An interesting personal letter; mentioning Princess Mathilde's husband, Anatole Demidoff.

(Trans.) :-Just a line to tell you that immediately Anatole returned I wrote for your passport for the Coast of Spain and the Balearic Isles. I am certain that there will not be any difficulty over this.

Your
dressing gown will be finished next week, I will send it you immediately.
The one you sent me was in such a state that it had to be re-modelled.
Before your departure we will all come to see you at Livourne."

* The letter is just a little stained.

40 BONAPARTE (Joseph, 1768-1844). Brother of Napoleon I.,

and King of Naples and Spain. LETTER signed and subscribed. I page, 4to. Paris, 1805.

£I IOS

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COLLINS (Wm. Wilkie, 1824-1889). Novelist. A.L.S. to "My Dear Frank." 3 pp., 8vo. Portland Square, 20th Sept., 1885. On Monogrammed Paper.

15s

A friendly and chatty letter discussing his work and complaining of the way in which he had been swindled by various speculators with his plays. Also mentioning a play " The New Magdalen."

A.L.S. (initials) to "My dear Kent." 2 pp., 8vo. Gloucester Place, 12 Feb., 1886. Also addressed envelope. 12s 6d My cruising at sea was cruelly stopped by another attack of gout in the eye. I am now (I hope) well on the way to recovery, but I must be careful of my sound eye, and a Roman brevity must characterise my letters. Beard and I keep this savage return of the enemy a secret to stop the Verb. sap. reports that I am blind.

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Etc.

A.L.S. (initials). 24 pp., 870. Gloucester Place, 24th Jna. 1885. Also addressed envelope. IOS 6d

Dreary weather, my dear Kent, and dreary news of you and Frank Beard. Will the sky never clear?

"

I close these lines to go on with the opening chapters of my next new story." Etc.

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OLMAN (George, the Younger, 1762-1836). Dramatist. A.L. 3rd person) to Messrs. Cadell & Davies as to copies of the Plays, Feudal Times," "Blue Beard," and "New Hay at the Old Market." I page, 4to. 23rd April, 1808.

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HOLOGRAPH DOCUMENT. Written by Colman on behalf of he Lord Chamberlain and addressed to the Manager, Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, allowing a Melodrama, "The Smuggler Roy," to be played. I page, 4to. 4th Feby., 1833.

5S

Colman was the Official Examiner of Plays, and it was evidently in this capacity that he wrote out the above permit.

ONNAUGHT (Arthur, Duke of, born 1850). Son of Queen ictoria. A.L.S. Arthur," to Lady Strangford. 4 pp., 8vo. indsor Castle, 7th Feb., 1883. £2 28

A long and particularly interesting letter concerning the Victoria Hospital then being founded by Lady Strangford at Cairo, and hoping that it will ever remain a lasting memento of British arms in Egypt and of the devotion to Charity of English ladies and English doctors," also stating that Queen Victoria had consented to become a patroness of the Hospital, as desired by the Khedive.

NSTANT. Valet de Chambre to Napoleon I., whose Memoirs" he wrote. L.S. to the "Keeper of the Seal" of ng Louis Philippe. I page, 4to. Paris, 24th of August, 30. A very rare signature. £2 25

Having heard that since the recent accession of King Louis Philippe the post of Keeper of the Palace of St. Cloud is vacant, Constant solicits this post, claiming a right to it as his father in law had held it under Napoleon I, until the abdication of the latter in 1814.

The misconception as to my officiousness of certain people who are as indeed they are likely to remain. own personal and private matters to I was the adopted daughter of belong at all to his family in any con my name is legally my own.

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A.L.S. 3 pp., 8vo. Strat

A chatty letter, in which she Chas. Mackay, was a great student very interesting book, called " Obso

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IOI CORNWALL AND WALE ON VELLUM RELATING TO THE PRINCIPALITY OF WALES, and b of Liverie of the Duchy of Corner pallitie of Wales . . . whereb and delyver unto the Prince his His the Counties, Lordshipps, Mannor also Charter of the Earldome of Ch on 60 pages, folio, limp vellum.

A most interesting Manuscript wherein are set forth the possessi respectively, in various Counties augmentation of the Possessions of t in Surrey, the Manors of Chertsey, in Middlesex, "St. James howse a the Muse."

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