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SA Auction #85 begins on 10 Sep 2020

US Auction #3 starts in

US Auction #3 - Autographs & Manuscripts

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Lot 8

Randolph CHURCHILL (1911-1968)

William Hillman (1895-1962) - William Randolph Hearst Working File

Lot 16


The Physiology of Taste or, Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy

translation by M. F. K. Fisher with Illustrations by Sylvain Sauvage

Lot 17

SCOTLAND. - Major RICHEY, Major D. K. JAMES, R.A., and others (compilers)

A bound manuscript compilation, title to spine “Edinburgh Fort Record Book”

Started in the late 19th century, finished in the 1960s.

Lot 19

SWITZERLAND, the ALPS, via PARIS, then ITALY, back to Switzerland, then Germany].

An anonymous diarist's journal of European ‘tourist’ journey, mostly in Switzerland, 13 May 1822 – 4 September 1822.

following in the footsteps of Mary Shelley?

Lot 22

Filippo CASONI (1662-1723)

Calligraphic manuscript ‘Annali di Genova del secolo XVII. Descritti da Filippo Casoni e riformati da Gio. Benedetto Gritta.

edited ('riformati') by Giovanni Benedetto Gritta: the history of Genoa from 1601-1700

Lot 23

G. W. PABST (director.). - Feodor CHALIAPIN, Sr. - Sir George ROBEY (1869-1954).

A series of passionate love letters from Robey, to his mistress, Blanche Littler, written whilst on location for 'Don Quixote'

22 of the letters (a total of 51 pages) also include information and opinions from Robey that relate the filming of the “Adventures of Don Quixote”, directed by…

Lot 40

Ronald REAGAN; Ralph Nading HILL

[Presidents, Autograph.] Robert Fulton and the Steamship. Signed by Ronald Reagan.

Children's Book signed by an American President-- Landmark Books

Lot 113

[Eric RAVILOUS (1903-1942) – Rose FYLEMAN (1877-1957)]

A small quarto manuscript and watercolor album of children’s verse.

Lot 120

JAPAN & the UNITED STATES. - Hirai KINZA (1859-1916).

[A Japanese writer writes, in English, on Japanese customs -] a 10pp. autograph manuscript article, titled ‘Visiting’.

Lot 124

[Charles BARON (schoolmaster)]. – Aaron APPLETON (pupil at Holt Hall Academy).

Manuscript “Letters / On Learning and Manners. / Aaron Appleton sculpsit / Holt Hall Academy December 19 1816.”

Lot 129

Elaine MAY

A copy-typescript of “A Matter of Position”, a play by Elaine May

printed by Hart Multi-Copy Inc. & published by the Berkshire Theatre Festival, 1564 Broadway, N.Y., N.Y.

Lot 157

Joseph LANCASTER (education reformer), Francis PLACE. – Joseph HUME (radical, M.P.)

A draft autograph letter signed from Hume to H.R.H. the Duke of Kent, 7th August 1813

Important letter from Joseph Hume to H.R.H. Duke of Kent.

Lot 160

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of ARUNDEL, his wife Lady Alathea, his son Henry & others.

A contemporary or near-contemporary copy of a document between the Earl of Arundel & others, concerning a transfer of rights

Lot 181

President Andrew JACKSON. - Washington IRVING.

A 3pp. autograph letter signed, New York, Feb 19th 1834, to Francis Barber Ogden, the U.S. Consul for the Port of Liverpool

Lot 188

[Edgar Albert GUEST (1881-1959, poet)]. - Robt. J. LEDERER.

“The Grate Fire and You.”, a manuscript 4-verse 24-line poem on cloth.

Lot 217

Sir Samuel CUNARD (1787-1865),. - Henry Thomas LOWRY-CORRY (1803-1873).

A 1p. letter signed 'H. Corry’, to 'Sir S. Cunard / Bush Hill / Edmonton’,

A potential crisis for the Cunard and his business partners

Lot 220

William SIMPSON (1823-1899, artist and war correspondant), and others

'Kissing' [an original unpublished manuscript]

'Crimean' Simpson muses on the art , history and ethics of Kissing

Lot 229

John Ross DIX (1811 - after 1863, aka John Ross).

The Life of Thomas Chatterton. Including his unpublished poems and correspondence.

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