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Date of the auction: 29.03.2011

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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ('J Addison'), to the youthful Lord [Warwick], expressing pleasure with The Tatler soon after the first number was published in London [12 April 1709] ('...We are here very much pleased with a paper called the Tatler, and I should be very glad to hear your Lordship's opinion

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £0

Date: 29 Mar 2011

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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ('L. M. Alcott'), to Mr [Rev. John George] Wood, an English writer on natural history, written partly in the style of and with direct allusions to her celebrated book Little Women; she sends him the latest photograph of herself using the name of her alter ego in Little Women

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £0

Date: 29 Mar 2011

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AUTOGRAPH BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES, evidently prepared for and sent to Anthony Wood, mentioning the translation of an Abridgement of Plowden's Commentaries into English by Fabian Hicks ('our frend Fabian Philips never heard of till from you') and a benefaction by Edmund Wyld, correcting a mistaken

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £0

Date: 29 Mar 2011

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PORTRAIT BY JOHN MINIHAN (b. 1946), vintage photograph, silver print, head and shoulders, facing the camera, looking down, his hair falling over his forehead, and his lined visage emphasised, SIGNED BY AUDEN AND MINIHAN on the recto of the image ('W.H. Auden' and 'John Minihan'), inscribed on the

Lot #: 4AR

Estimate: £0

Date: 29 Mar 2011

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AUTOGRAPH DRAFT OF AN APPARENTLY UNPUBLISHED POEM, some 30 lines, in pencil, beginning: And Woof will revisit the movies Again & again and again... 1 page, folio, written on the verso of a typed letter signed 'Ido', in French, mentioning the suicide of Ernst Toller and quoting William Morris, no

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £0

Date: 29 Mar 2011

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[PORTRAIT] BY AN UNKNOWN ARTIST, half-length, wash and pencil, highlighted with chalk, on vellum, inscribed on the verso in a small contemporary hand 'Miss Jane Austin' (sic) and with the location or inventory number 'A76', contemporary gilt frame with attached identification label 'Jane Austen B

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £0

Date: 29 Mar 2011

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DOCUMENT SIGNED AS LORD KEEPER OF THE GREAT SEAL ('Fr[ancis].B[acon].C[ustos] S[igilli]'), being a petition (written in a minute petitionary hand) to Bacon as Keeper of the Great Seal by Robert Heath of the Inner Temple, who with Thomas Warr, late of the Inner Temple, deceased, purchased from David

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £0

Date: 29 Mar 2011

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PORTRAIT BY MARK GERSON (b. 1921), vintage photograph, silver print, head and shoulders looking down to the left, signed in pencil by Gerson on the mount and with his stamp on the verso, framed and glazed, size of image 9¼ x 7½ inches (24 x 19 cm), overall size 17 x 15 inches (43 x 38 cm), [July

Lot #: 8AR

Estimate: £0

Date: 29 Mar 2011

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BARETTI, GUISEPPE (1719-1789, poet and critic)

PORTRAIT BY J[OHN] WATTS (fl.1776-1780) AFTER SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS P.R.A. (1723-1792), mezzotint, half-length, seated reading, lettered in the inscription space with the painter's, the engraver's and the sitter's names and as published 18 July 1780 by John Boydell, two fox marks in inscription, very

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £0

Date: 29 Mar 2011

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PORTRAIT PROBABLY BY MIRIAM REIK (b. 1949), vintage photograph, silver print, half-length standing in a doorway near a bookcase of art books and a portrait of Somerset Maugham by Sir Gerald Kelly, framed and glazed, size of image 11½ x 11 inches (29 x 28.5 cm), overall size 17½ x 17 inches (44 x 43

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 29 Mar 2011

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PORTRAIT BY ELLIOTT & FRY, vintage cabinet photograph, albumen print, head and shoulders, profile facing left, Elliott & Fry's details printed on original mount below image and on verso, framed and glazed, size of image 7½ x 5 inches (19 x 13 cm), overall size 14 x 11½ inches (36 x 29 cm), no date

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £0

Date: 29 Mar 2011

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PORTRAIT BY ETIENNE CARJAT (1828-1906), vintage photograph, carbon print, half-length, looking into the camera, printed by Goupil & Cie, framed and glazed, size of image 11 x 9 inches (28 x 22.5 cm), overall size 17¾ x 15 inches (45 x 39 cm), [1878

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £0

Date: 29 Mar 2011

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PORTRAIT BY FREDERICK EVANS (1853-1943), vintage photograph, photogravure on japon [limited to 100 copies], head and shoulders, head thrust forward, hands to his face, with printed facsimile signature in the lower margin and with the printed legend beneath on original mount 'From a private portrait

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £0

Date: 29 Mar 2011

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PORTRAIT BY FREDERICK EVANS (1853-1943), vintage photograph, photogravure on japon [limited to 100 copies], head and shoulders, head thrust forward, with printed legend beneath on original mount 'From a private portrait study by Frederick Evans' and 'Swan Electric Engraving Co', framed and glazed

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £0

Date: 29 Mar 2011

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PORTRAIT BY RUSSELL & SONS, of 17 Baker Street, vintage cabinet photograph, albumen print, head and shoulders looking down to the right, wearing a large bow tie and his fringe cut straight across with a central parting, photographer's gilt imprint on the original mount below the image with the

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £0

Date: 29 Mar 2011

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PORTRAIT BY JOHN MINIHAN (b. 1946), vintage photograph, silver print, head and shoulders, slightly looking down to the right, signed by Minihan, framed and glazed, size of image 26 x 40 inches (66 x 102 cm), overall size 30 x 43 inches (76 x 109 cm), Room 604, Hyde Park Hotel, London, 1980

Lot #: 16AR

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 29 Mar 2011

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PORTRAIT BY SIR WILLIAM ROTHENSTEIN (1872-1945), collotype proof, head in profile facing left, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY ROTHENSTEIN in pencil ('For Basil Williams from W.R.' and 'Max Beerbohm - W. Rothenstein'), framed and glazed, size of image 8½ x 6 inches (22 x 15 cm), overall size 13¾ x 10½

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £0

Date: 29 Mar 2011

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AUTOGRAPH QUATRAIN, signed with initials ('M B'), written under a cutting of the end of a letter printed in The Times of 6 March 1926: 'If clearing the air and expressing the opinion of thousands of plain people is disastrous, then the epithet may be deserved' which prompted Beerbohm's autograph

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 29 Mar 2011

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PORTRAIT BY ALVIN LANGDON COBURN (1882-1966), vintage photograph, photogravure, proof before letters (no printed plate number or facsimile signature), head and shoulders, profile facing right, 'H. Belloc' written in pencil on the mount by Coburn, tipped onto a mount different from the printed

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £0

Date: 29 Mar 2011

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PORTRAIT BY ALVIN LANGDON COBURN (1882-1966), vintage photograph, photogravure, proof before letters (no printed plate number or facsimile signature), head and shoulders, looking down slightly to the right, 'Arnold Bennett' written in pencil on the mount by Coburn, tipped onto a mount different from

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £0

Date: 29 Mar 2011

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SIXTEEN-PAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ('Mother'), to her only child Maurice, expressing her intense love for him ('My adored son my dear dear very beloved son...the violent and infinite love I have for you trained my will like a knight ready for a tournament, and I battled death, breath for breath

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 29 Mar 2011

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AUTOGRAPH DRAFT, LARGELY A FAIR COPY AND REVISED TYPESCRIPT OF HIS POEM 'POT POURRI FROM A SURREY GARDEN', the first comprising 34 lines with autograph revisions and an architectural sketch on the verso, the second comprising 29 lines with one revision and slight architectural doodles on the verso

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 29 Mar 2011

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PORTRAIT BY NICOLAS CLERIHEW BENTLEY (1907-1978), pen and ink caricature, half-length, profile facing right, inscribed by Bentley ('Elizabeth Bowen'), framed and glazed, size of image 7 x 7 inches (18 x 18 cm), overall size 14 x 14 inches (36 x 36 cm), no date

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £0

Date: 29 Mar 2011

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AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT ENTITLED 'THE MAKING OF ROOM AT THE TOP', stating that the novel is 'as much about a place as about a people', a point made in the novel ('...Anyone would think you were talking about a woman and not a perfectly ordinary market town with a few mills...') and also herein ('...Joe

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £0

Date: 29 Mar 2011

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PORTRAIT BY ALVIN LANGDON COBURN (1882-1966), vintage photograph, photogravure, proof before letters (no printed plate number or facsimile signature), head and shoulders, profile facing right, 'Robert Bridges' written in pencil on the mount by Coburn, tipped onto a mount different from the printed

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £0

Date: 29 Mar 2011

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AUTOGRAPH REVISIONS ON PAGE-PROOFS OF TWO SONNETS: 'CONSOLATION' AND 'BEREAVEMENT', the first beginning 'All are not taken! there are left behind...' with 33 words in her hand including rewriting of three lines; the second beginning 'When some Beloved, 'neath whose eyelid lay...' with 31 words in

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £0

Date: 29 Mar 2011

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PORTRAIT BY HERBERT ROSE BARRAUD (1845-1896), vintage photograph, Woodburytype, three-quarter length, seated turned to the camera, eyes averted, leaning on his right arm, framed and glazed, size of image 13 x 9 inches (33 x 23 cm), overall size 20 x 16 inches (51 x 41 cm), [c. 1888

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 29 Mar 2011

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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ('Robert Browning'), to Miss [Barbara] Lyall, fulfilling her request for his opinion as to whether her brother's [Sir Alfred Lyall's] poem ['Retrospection'] is 'good in any way', returning it with thanks for the pleasure it has afforded him ('...I honestly think it very good

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £0

Date: 29 Mar 2011

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EARLY AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ('Robt. W Buchanan'), to W.M. THACKERAY, writing when eighteen years of age, forthrightly urging Thackeray to read and then publish two poems in The Cornhill Magazine ('Do not throw this letter aside; but take it up, think over it, and read it thro' - as a man, not an

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £0

Date: 29 Mar 2011

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UNPUBLISHED AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ('F. d'Arblay'), to her 'dear Friend' 'Mrs' [Sarah Martha] Holroyd, reporting on her physical and mental health [following her husband's death on 3 May 1818] ('...my health is much amended...With regards to my Spirits - it may be better not to talk of them - they

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £0

Date: 29 Mar 2011