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OF CANADIAN INTEREST. 1055 DALHOUSIE (George Ramsay, 9th Earl of, 1770-1838).

Famous Scottish General. Governor of Canada. A.L.S. to Mr. Wilkinson. I page, 4to. Quebec, 31 Oct., 1825. Auto graph address and fine wax seal on wrapper.

£I IS Written whilst Governor General of Canada and concerning speci mens of Canadian wood, black walnut and curl maple.

1036 DARWIN (Charles, 1809-1882).

Naturalist and Author. A.L.S. to Dr. R. C. Alexander. 3 pp., 8vo.

3 pp., 8vo. Down, roth July, 1855. With addressed envelope.

£5 55 An exceedingly interesting letter in fine condition.

Though the fact does not turn out so curious as anticipated, I have been very glad to see Miss Morris' letter, and the fact to which she alludes as being seen, viz., spawn adhering to beetles' legs is valuable, for it has been shown that the ova in a damp atmosphere will survive for several days out of water. I wish the Fates had so ordered it that one had adhered to the identical beetle which flew into the window." Etc.

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2 pp., 8vo.

ON "NATURAL SELECTION."
A.L.S. to J. E. Taylor, Esq.

Beckenham,
Jan. 13th, (1872). Autograph Address on envelope.

£3 35 An important letter concerning “Natural Selection."

I am very much obliged to you for your kindness in having sent me your article in the Westminster Review.

and for the manner in which you notice my work, At present natural selection is somewhat under a cloud, but I feel the most entire conviction that it will presently be reinstated.

1058 DELAVIGNE (Casimir, 1793-1843). French Lyric and Dramatic Poet. A.L.S. I p., 8vo. May 21st, 1826. £1 IS

It is in the country that I receive your kind letter and your excellent work."

1059 DE QUINCY (Thomas, 1788-1859). Author and Essayist.

A.L.S. “T. de 0." to his publisher, Mr. James Hogg. I page,
12mo.
13 June.

£I IS I am sorry that from the disjointed state of the MS. it could not be found usable by the Press. All will be ready at the earliest hour on Mond: morg.; and it will make, as already I see, 43 pp. The Opium art: is distinct, and will be about half that length.Etc.

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AN IMPORTANT HISTORICAL LETTER. 1061 DAVISON (William, 1541-1608). Secretary to Queen

Elizabeth. A.L.S. to Sir Nathaniel Bacon, Sheriff of Norfolk, and brother of Sir Francis Bacon. I p., folio. September 30, 1572. (SEE ILLUSTRATION, PLATE I.)

£32 An exceedingly interesting letter giving a contemporary description of the terrible Massacre of St. Bartholomew in France, further commenting on English home affairs, and also as to the state of Scotland, evidently with regard to Mary Queen of Scots whose death Queen Elizabeth was then contemplating.

The Tragedie begonne in Ffraunce at the Marige of the K. of Navarre is not in handlinge. The nomber of the murdered Hugonotes is not judged to be les than XXX or XL thousand, yet so muche innocent blood sufficeth not to satisfei the devilish thirst of their exsecutors.

The Authors of the matter by common opinion are the Q. mother and the Card. of Lorrayne. Who not doubt have by direction given by the pope. We learne that

Sir Henry Ratclifje and Captain Leyton are comytted to the Tower, the caus I will not deale wh. ymagine that it is for no tryfies.

My L. of Leicester and Sr. Ffr. Knolles are gone to Portsmouthe. . .

'We cannot learne certonly of the state of Scotland other than that they awayte in quiet." Etc., etc,

William Davison was a member of the Commission for the trial of Mary Queen of Scots, 1586; he was fined and imprisoned in the tower for 'misprision and contempt.' being unfairly charged by Queen Elizabeth, for undue precipitation in securing her signature to the death warrant of Mary Queen of Scots.

Ye may

1062 DICKSEE (Frank, born 1853). Painter, A.R.A. A.L.S. to

W. Vokins, the Art Publisher. 2 pp., 8vo. Campden Hill, 9th Oct. (1889).

6s With reference to his picture, The Passing of Arthur,"

1063 DISRAELI (Isaac, 1766-1848). Author. Father of Benjamin

Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield. A.L.S. I page, 8vo. Bradenham, with August, 1839.

155 I should like to hear some good intelligence about the Curiosities. I see you don't continue the Advertisements and I hope the book does without them.Etc.

1064 DOBELL (Sydney T.“ Yendys,” 1824-1874). Poet and Critic.

A.L.S. 4 pp., 8vo. Edinburgh, 15 Aug. (1854-7). A little duststained.

Interesting letter in reply to a correspondent, concerning a malicious letter by "E. H. B."

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AS TO A STATUE OF OLIVER TWIST." 1065 DICKENS (Charles, 1812-1870). Novelist. A very fine

A.L.S. 2 pp., 8vo. Broadstairs, 15th October, 1851. Fine
Signature.

£II IIS A very fine and particularly interesting letter concerning a statue of " Oliver Twist.”

I have not seen the statue of Oliver Twist, and have not been in London to do so since the receipt of your favour. Nor do I know anyone whom I could with any delicacy ask to give the artist a commission for such a work. As to possessing it myself, you may easily imagine that I have very frequent and urgent occasion to exercise my self denial in similar instances."

1066

A.L.8. to Sergeant Talfourd. 3 pp., 8vo. Twickenham Park. Circa 1840.

£9 9s A long and very interesting early letter on various subjects; mentioning Talfourd's tragedy “ Ion,” and its popularity in America, also: referring to Mrs. Dickens and Lady Holland.

I am more sorry than I can tell you to find your note on returning from a walk. I have not been out for weeks, and have purposely kept aloof from Sunday engagements in expectation of Lady Holland's most agreeable invite ; but two days ago I contracted an engagement for next Sunday (in fancied security) which I cannot now postpone as it is a family anniversary, and I have moreover engaged myself with Mrs. Dickens. I don't know whether you are aware of your great popularity in America, where Ion is sold for a penny ! Thinking you might not have seen one of these curiosities I have requested some booksellers in Philadelphia with whom I have been in communication, to send me a copy or two.

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CONCERNING AN INVITE TO NEWGATE PRISON.

A.L. (with a Signature inlaid) to“ My Dear Thompson." 1} pp., 8vo. Devonshire Terrace, Dec. 15th, 1840.

, A highly interesting letter describing a message he had received from the Head Turnkey of Newgate, inviting him to visit the Prison there. This was at the time when Dickens was writing Barnaby Rudge, which contains graphic descriptions of Newgate Prison,

I have received a most flattering message from the Head Turnkev of the Jail this morning intimating that there warn't a geneleman in all London as he'd be gladder to shew his babies to, than Muster Dickens, and let him come whenever he would to that shop, he was welcome.' But as the Governor (who is a very nice Fellow, and a gentleman) is not at home this morning, and furthermore as the morning itself has rather gone out of town in respect of its poetical allurements, I think we had best postpone our visit for a day or two.

The front portion of the envelope bearing Dickens' autograph signature and his correspondent's name and address has been inlaid at foot of letter in the place of a cut-out signature.

£6 6s

DICKENS (Charles)- continued. 1068 A.L.8. to Albert Smith. 2} pp., 8vo. Tavistock House,

12th Nov., 1854. A fine specimen.

A humorous chatty letter, referring to a Garrick dinner, also inviting Albert Smith to a family dinner party and making a jocular reference to the Liqueur-case playing the very Devil with his guest's peace of mind.

I imagine you in Paris this morning (where I wish myself, too). the subject of that queer sensation born of quick travelling, which will poke your Garrick dinner of yesterday down a perspective of at least three weeks.

* Will you come and dine with us next Thursday.

We have no party of an Easterly or bleak nature, no flavour of genteel company, only a half-dozen people whom you know very well, and a family circle of Stanfields taking care of George's pretty little wife.

I suppose you will receive this on Tuesday morning, when—my mind misgives methat liqueur case will have been playing the very Devil with your peace of mind. To steady your wits, permit me to recall myself to your remembrance by observing that I am the intellectual party to whom you presented a Dutch cheese lately." Etc.

1069

A.L.S. to William Cullenford, Esq. I page, 8vo. Devonshire Terrace, Feb. 19th, 1846.

£4 Ios A very nice specimen of an early letter concerning the Theatrical Fund Dinner and mentioning the Daily News, of which he was the first editor.

The day and place of the proposed dinner will suit me perfectly well.

I have written a note to the Editor of the Daily News and begged him to mention the subject in a paragraph.

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Envelope bearing his AUTOGRAPH SIGNATURE addressed to Edward Moxon, the publisher. N.D.

IOS 6d

1071 D'ORSAY (Alfred G. G., Count, 1801-1852). Artist. Man

of Fashion. Friend of the Countess of Blessington. A.L.S. (in English) to John Bryant Lane (Portrait Painter). I page, 8vo. Gore House, Wednesday, N.D.

£I IOS An exceedingly interesting letter mentioning the marriage of Countess Guiccioli, formerly Mistress of Lord Byron, mentioning also John Liston, the Actor.

To-day we received two pieces of news. agreeable in the morning from the Countess Guiccioli, announcing her marriage with the Marquis de Boisy who has 35 thousand a yezy in Land. And this evening we hear of the death of poor Liston, These two have been immortalized by you."

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1772 DOYLE (Sir C. W., 1770-1842). General. Served in Spain

in 1810-1811. D.s. (in Spanish). 2 pp., folio. 18th April, 1810:

An interesting document bearing also the signatures of numerous Spanish Statesmen.

7s6d

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CONCERNING "ALICE IN WONDERLAND."

1073 DODGSON (Charles Lutwidge," Lewis Carroll," 1832-1898). Author. Wrote "Alice in Wonderland," etc. A.L.S. 2 pp., 8vo. Christ Church, November 6th, 1879. £5 5s

An interesting letter thanking his correspondent for a volume of Dramas, including a dramatic version of "Alice in Wonderland."

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I have received a copy of your volume of Dramas, stamped with the Publisher's compliments,' and beg to thank you for having told them to send me a copy of it. Nevertheless, I may candidly confess, it would be a much higher gratification to me to possess a copy given me by the Author, with my name written in it in her own hand. Will you not allow me that pleasure, and let me return you this copy? When I have had time to read and consider the Alice' Drama, I may

perhaps write again."

A.L.S. to Mrs. Dyer. I page, oblong 8vo. Oxford, 12 July, 1894. £2 12s 6d

"You will be beginning to wonder whether I am ever coming to occupy my rooms! But I am very busy here, and while the rooms are doing such good service for my cousin and her friend, I am in no hurry to turn them

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I have told Miss Isobel Quin that she and Miss Eva Dare are welcome to read my book, so please let them have the key of the cupboard."

1075 DUBOIS (Paul François, b. 1795). French Journalist and Professor. AUTOGRAPH MS. of a Speech. 4 pp., 4to. N.D.

£I IOS

A long and most interesting address to be delivered to the Children of the School at Courteille, when the writer was Director of the Normal Schools of France.

1076 DULEEP SINGH (1837-1893). Maharajah of the Sikhs. A.L.S. to "my dear Balfour." 4 pp., 8vo. 28 Sept., 1878. 6s As to game shooting and inviting his correspondent to a Bachelor party.

1077 DUPREZ (Gilbert Louis, 1806-1896). Celebrated French Tenor and Composer. AUTOGRAPH MS. MUSIC, SIGNED.

I page, 4to. N.D.

£I IS

Being the full score, with words, of a solo by Delilah from his opera, 'Samson.' The music is mounted on a card, upon which latter Duprez has written a description of the music and his signature.

1078 DUPUYTREN (Guillaume, Baron de, 1777-1835). Celebrated French Surgeon and Anatomist. A.L.S. I p., 4to. N.D. 12s 6d

Medical certificate.

1079 EMERSON (Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882). American Poet and Essay Writer. A.L.S. to Charles Griffin, Esq. 1 page, 8vo. Glasgow, 15th Feb., 1848. £2 25

"I have pleasure in complying with your request."

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