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GYPSIES OF SPAIN.
54 BORROW (George).
Gypsies in Spain,"
Autograph Manuscript, being "The Gospel of St. Luke," translated by Borrow into the Dialect of the Gitanos of Spain.
Comprising some 193 pp., 4to, and handsomely bound in full morocco extra, lettered on side and back. Circa 1835-6. £152
A very valuable manuscript of great interest connected with his work among the Gypsies in Spain. It was printed and published in 1837 and colported by Borrow through Spain.
OF CHINESE INTEREST.
Autograph Manuscript signed, being "The Second Homily of the Church of England," translated by Borrow into Manchou. With title-page also in his hand.
Comprising some 40 pp., folio, and handsomely bound in full morocco extra, lettered on side and back. Circa 1835-6. £85
The original manuscript by Borrow of a translation by him into the Chinese (Manchou) language. In 1834 he travelled in Russia and the East, acting as agent for the British and Foreign Bible Society.
56 BOSANQUET (Jacob).
OF INDIAN INTEREST.
Director of the East India Company.
L.S. to Marquis Wellesley. 2 pp., 4to. East India House, 17th March, 1803.
12s 6d I flatter myself that your Lordship will not be deterr'd by the opposition you may meet with from our Madras Government from push.ng your plans of reform to the utmost point consistent with safety. Even if war takes place, there can be no real danger for India for some time to come, and every moment of interval from war must be improv'd to enable us to meet the formidable attack that probably will, sooner or later, be made upon our possessions in that quarter of the Globe." Etc.
MENTIONS HIS FATHER AND DR. JOHNSON.
57 BOSWELL (Sir Alexander). Antiquary and Poet. Son of James Boswell, the biographer of Dr. Johnson.
A.L.S. to Archibald Constable. 2 pp., 4to. Sept. 1st, 1811. £2 10s Refers to his Memorial of the Bishop of Clogher," and the publication of the Facsimile of The Abbot of Crossraguel originally published by John Knox. Mentions his father in connection with Dr. Johnson.
After much trouble we are now in condition to go on with the Facsimile of
Clogher is now finished. Will you have the goodness to fix a sale price.
I have a few other Tracts in view. The Life of Sir Robert Sibbald written by himself which Dr. Johnson advised my Father to publish is one. I have the original MS. but am not yet resolved about it."
ON HIS LIFE OF JOHNSON."
58 BOSWELL (James). Biographer of Dr. Johnson.
A.L.S. to Francis Barber, the black servant of Dr. Johnson and his residuary legatce. 1 pp., 4to. 3 March, 1788.
(SEE ILLUSTRATION, FRONTISPIECE).
An important letter, asking for Dr. Johnson's diplomas, and referring to his forthcoming "Life of Johnson," of which he says: "I flatter myself that my Book will do justice to the character of your excellent Master."
You have been so obliging, that I trouble you with a farther application, which is to copy, date and subscribe the enclosed, and transmit it to me. You will be so good as at the same time to authorise me to receive from my brother what Sir John Hawkins delivers to him. I do not expect anything but the Diplomas. It is however as well to make the demand general. I do not employ Mr. Nichol's friendly interposition at present, as he is in distress on account of the death of his wife.
Please to send your letter to Sir John unsealed that my brother may see his authority.
"I flatter myself that my Book will do justice to the character of your excellent Master. It will not be published before September or October. Be so good as to present my best compliments to all at Lichfield who do me the honour of remembering me. It is very long since I had the honour of hearing from Miss Seward." *** Indorsed are some notes in the handwriting of Francis Barber.、
A.L.S. 2 pp., oblong 8vo.
London, 26 May, 1783.
Written the year before the death of Dr. Johnson.
"I have made enquiry in what manner you can send to the British Museum the Blanket which served you as a Sail during your very dangerous navigation. "I am sorry that I am obliged to hurry away to Scotland, without having waited upon you." Etc. *** The letter has been strengthened, and the edges just slightly trimmed.
60 BOWES (Robert). Berwick.
OF BERWICK INTEREST.
English Ambassador to Scotland.
Original document headed "Barwick," calling on Bowes as Treasurer of Berwick to pay Captain Croft and others for the wages and entertainment of them and their Bands for one year. 1582.
I page, 8vo. 12s 6d
61 BRADSHAW (John). Charles I.
WAR IN SCOTLAND.
President of the Court which tried
D.S., as President of the Council of State, addressed to the Treasurers at War. I page, folio. Whitehall, 9th Oct., 1651. With seal affixed. £2 10s
Ordering out of monies "for the pay of the Army now on that lately was in Scotland" to pay unto Commissary William Dobbins the sum of £138 for himself and two clerks.
A very early and curious Document Signed by this famous Regicide when about 21 years of age. I full page, folio. 20th January, 1623.
A certified extract written in a mixture of Latin and Saxon, from the Doomsday Book, concerning the lands of Earl Alan in the County of Norfolk. This was evidently made by Bradshaw, whilst he was studying for the law.
A.L.S. to Edwd. J. Collings. I page, Svo. House of Commons, 26th July, 1880.
“I hardly need to tell you that there is no truth in the from Professor Vambéry. He seems to be passionately against say anything fair or accurate about that Country & its Gort. not to be found in any speech of mine."
quotation you make Russia & unable to What you quote is
64 BRIGHT (Canon Wm.). Church Historian and Hymn Writer.
Autograph MS. entitled "Hymn for St. Thomas' Day," and commencing "How diverse, Lord, the minds and hearts." verses of four lines each, on 2 pp., 8vo. N.D.
How diverse, Lord, the minds and hearts
Thou traineth for their several parts
A Peter and a Thomas
Comprising 6 12s 6d
65 BROCLIE (A. L. Victor C. Duc de). Autograph Prose Piece Signed.
French Statesman and Diplomatist.
An autograph extract from his address on the "Distribution of Titles and Decorations in the Cent Jours," discussing and denouncing the theory of divine right" and the "sovereignty of the people," and defining the true position of man to obey the eternal laws of truth and justice."
(Trans.):-" I do not believe in the divine right. I do not believe that a nation belongs to a family, that it belongs to it body and soul, mind and conscience, as a flock to be used and abused.
But further, I do not believe in the sovereignty of the people. I do not believe that a people have the right of changing government, when it pleases them, as they please, solely because it pleases them; I do not recognize the right of the majority any more than that of a nation, to indulge their whims and make a government. I should not acknowledge the unanimity of a nation, because I do not recognize it in any particular man, because men have not been placed on this earth by the Creator to indulge their whims, but to obey the eternal laws of truth and justice, to keep their promises when they have made them, and to guard their oaths when they have taken them." Etc.
Broglie (A. L. Victor C. Duc de)-continued.
Autograph Prose Piece Signed. I page, 4to. January 19th, 1847.
£1 1s An autograph extract from his address on Spanish Marriages, exactly defining the condition of being in one mind and of determining what one wants..
(Trans.):-" There is nothing so rare in all the world than to be of one mind, there is noth ng so difficult as to determine what one wants. I call determining what one wants when the desired thing is resolved upon with all its consequences, with all its conditions good or bad, agreeable or unpleasant. I call being of one mind, the acceptance without grumbling of the inconveniences of the chosen course."
WITH NUMEROUS SKETCHES.
67 BRONNE (H. Devey). Humorous Artist. "Worked for Punch." A Collection of 3 A.L.S. to Miss White. 11 pp., 8vo. Brighton, 1893. With 11 exceedingly clever sketches illustrating the text. £110s
A collection of three humorous and highly entertaining letters; the first describing the various dangers which he had feared during a lonely walk late at night, with six charming sketches depicting himself as held up by a burglar, arrested by a policeman, seized by the trappists, drowned, etc.; the second describing at length his wild search for his correspondent at a ball, with sketches showing him running in all directions, finally collapsing from fatigue; the third concerning his work for " Punch'
68 BRONTE (Charlotte).
SIGNED "Currer Bell."
Author of “Jane Eyre," etc.
A.L.S."Curfer Bell" to John Stores Smith, author of "Mirabeau, etc. 1 pp., 8vo. 6 March, 1850.
£25 Thanking Smith for a presentation copy of “ Mirabeau"; also for his appre ciation of her writings. . Through the kindness of my Publishers I had already enjoyed the opportunity of reading Mirabeau,' but it is an additional pleasure to possess the work as a gift from the author.
"I am happy to learn that my writings have afforded you some agreeable moments, and if my gratification is a little chastened by the fear that you ascribe to me a merit beyond my deserts, perhaps it is better so; the unmixed cup is rarely salutary." Etc.
A.L.S. to the same. 2 pp., 8vo. Haworth, 25th July, 1850. £18 Thanking him for his work Social Prospects," and congratulating him on the progress made since his "Mirabeau." Mentioning Mrs. Gaskell and Miss Jewsbury. I have read enough of it to feel impatient to offer my sincere congratulations on the marked-the important progress made by the author since the publication of his Mirabeau.' I find Social Aspects' deeply interesting, as all must find it who accord the book an attentive perusal.
You mention Mrs. Gaskell and Miss Jewsbury. I regard as an honour any expression of interest from these ladies. The latter I had once the pleasure of meeting in London.”
*** It was in 1850 that Charlotte Brontë first became acquainted with her future biographer, Mrs. Gaskell.
A.L.S. to Sir Thos. Hanmer.
Employed by Pope, pub
2 pp., 4to. July 17th, 1725. £3 3s
You see it is dangerous to be a person of candour. It draws trouble upon you from wch. men of less humanity and more pride are exempt. It is this yt. occasions you a second piece of Poetry." Etc.
71 BROUGHAM (Henry Peter, Baron Brougham).
Lord Chancellor. De
fended Queen Caroline during her trial. Improved the Common Law procedure. Founded London University. His critical, historical and miscellaneous writings published.
An important series of 14 Autograph MSS. of Legal Articles which he contributed to the "Law Magazine.' Covering about 90 pp., 4to, and accompanied by printed proof sheets of the articles, many of which bear autograph corrections.
Also a series of some 35 A.L.S. or Autograph Notes to P. Francis, editor of the "Law Magazine."
Hinged on mounts and bound together, forming I vol., 4to. Half £10 10s
The Articles in the hand of Lord Brougham are:
1. Remarks on certain defects of proceedings in the Divorce Court.
2. Judicial Anticipation.
3. The Divorce Court.
4. Evidence of Parties in Criminal Cases.
5. Lord Murray.
6. Extract of Lord Brougham's letter to the Earl of Radnor (No. 1).
12. Extract of Lord Brougham's Letter to Earl of Radnor (No. 2).
13. Journal and Correspondence of William Lord Auckland.
14. Social Science. Local Body at Liverpool.
Included in the volume are also several letters from other correspondents to Mr. Francis.
72 BROWN (Ford Madox). Famous Painter.
A.L.S. to "Dearest Lucy." 4 pp., 8vo. Crumpsall, October 24th, 18s 6d A very interesting letter, chiefly concerning domestic and family matters, mentioning Hall Caine, the Novelist, and G. F. Watts, the Painter.
The blue tights I remember saying ought to be sent back to you, then I thought I packed them up to bring with us, so that I can't say where they The horse and lay-figures head will be at Shield's I have no doubt. The (Continued over.)