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RARE AND INTERESTING

Autograph Letters
Signed Documents
Manuscripts, etc. . .

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Maggs Brothers

(B. D. MAGGS, C. A. MAGGS, E. U. MAGGS)

DEALERS IN FINE AND RARE
BOOKS, PRINTS, AND AUTOGRAPHS

34 & 35, Conduit Street, New Bond Street,
London, W., England.
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Other Sectional Catalogues (many illustrated) of Rare Books, Prints and
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JAMES BOSWELL.

A.L.S. to Francis Barber.
Concerning material for the • Life of Dr. Johnson,"

(Facsimile gives first page only).

See Item No. 58.

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RARE AND INTERESTING

Autograph Letters and MSS.

(For a further selection see Catalogues listed on inside back cover.) A.L.S.-Autograph Letter Signed. A.L.-Autograph Letter (in 3rd Person) D.S.-Document Signed. L.S.-Letter Signed.

1 ABBEY (Edwin A.). Famous Painter, and Black and White Artist. A.L.S. to George Herschel, the Composer.

ford, Glos., 12th January, 1892.

3 pp., sm. 8vo. Fair16s

Introducing a lady student; also referring to his work in company with Sargent. She is from the wild and woolly west'as you will probably dis. cover-but we were very much interested in her, and liked her for her genuineness and enthusiasm.

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We are hard at work here-Sargent and I, and like it quiet--and absence of interruption. He is farther on with his work than I am. I'm not past the cast-on stage yet." Etc.

A.L.S. to the same. 2 pp., 8vo. Piccadilly, 25th January, 1891.

13s 6d "What a brick you are! and how good it is to feel the appreciation of an artist- -a real artist.

“I know you see what I am driving ai—and I know how far short of the mark my shots sometimes fall-but there is more a-coming." Etc.

3 ABERNETHY (John). Famous Surgeon.

1818.

A.L.S. to W. Phipps. I page, 4to. Bedford Row, 27th August, £1 5s "I do not know that Mr. Hoofstetter has any disease likely to shorten the usual term of life." Etc.

4 ADAM (Adolphe C.). French Opera Composer.

Revolution of 1848.

Ruined through the

page, 8vo.

N.D.

12s 6d

"could be of

A.L.S. to Carmouche of Versailles.
Introducing the editor of the paper La Schleswizer, who (Trans.)
use to you for your Moïse, and for all other musical things."

5 ADAM (William). Architect. Assisted his brother Robert in building the the Adelphi.

A.L.S. to James Pillar.

2 pp., 4to.

1810.

Albemarle Street, 24th January, 18s The terms are talked of, for the renewal of the Lease of the Cockclose Estate at Eton. viz., £300 per Annum for the new rent and an abatement of one-third of that sum from the termination of the former to the commencement of the new Lease." Etc.

6 ADDISON (Joseph) Essayist, Poet, and Statesman.

A.L.S. to Mr. Newton. 2. pp., 4to. Whitehall, 11th Marc

A very fine letter, entirely holograph. It refers to some Odes sent to him; his correspondent's "Bill of Extraordinary; the passing of the Act of Union and the state of foreign affairs, including news from Lisbon concerning a naval action with the French. and also mentioning Dr. Friend, Physician, who accompanied the famous Earl of Peterborough in the Expedition to Spain.

"I give you many thanks for the two Odes you sent me in your last and am glad to hear you have met at Genoa with so great a pleasure as I believe you must have found in Dr. Friend's Company who has a very reti character in the University and among all that know him.

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(The Union is now, God be thanked, concluded, which I hope will for ever Disable our Foes both forreign and Domestick from hurting us.

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Two of our Men of War yt. convoy'd some Victuallers, etc., fell in with a French squadron of 17 Men of War designed to fetch ye Galions (from ye W. Indies) as is supposed. It is thought they may have taken 8 or 9 little Victuallers. Ye Men of War and ye rest being got safe into Lisbon.' Etc.

*** Mr. Newton (Sir Henry Newton), to whom the letter is addressed, was at this time Envoy Extraordinary to Florence, and sub equently judge of the High Court of Admiralty. He was the author of some verses published in 1710.

7 ACUESSEAU (Henri F. d', 1668-1751). Famous Orator. France.

Chancellor of

A very fine A.L.S. to the Marquis de Torcy, Minister of France. 3 full pages, 4to. Paris, 7th March, 1744. With translation. £5 5s A very rare letter entirely in the hand of this famous French Orator and Chancellor. It is of very great interest indeed.

(Trans.):-". It was said of the Commentaries of Cæsar that he wrote with such force that he actually fought, and I have thought several times whilst reading your history that it was possible only to you to write as you have done, to know how to nego'inte your facts, to feel and to admire throughout these two miracles of Providence of which we have been the witnesses, whereas you were the instrument. But what touched me pe haps even more is the useful lesson which you give to men, in teaching them good faith, simplicity even and candour are in no wise incompatible with the cleverness of a treaty maker that in affairs, almost desperate, may be found resources, very very much more sure then in the regulations of false politics, and that the greatest of all aris is to have none at all.

"I would it were possible to make (the work popular reading and even as the daily bread of our Kings and their ministers." Etc.

*** The Marquis de Torey took a prominent part in the negoliations which preceded the commencement of the war with Spain.

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