The Roy Davids Collection

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Date of the auction: 08.05.2013

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TWO AUTOGRAPH POEMS, one by Eleanor Charlotte Butler (1739-1829), the other written but apparently not composed by Sarah Ponsonby (1755-1832), both identified as being in their respective handwritings by 'CH', both being on very small, delicate and neat hands; Lady Butler's poem 'On the New Year

Lot #: 264

Estimate: £0

Date: 8 May 2013

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AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF HIS POEM 'A STRANGER'S TRIBUTE TO MISS HILL', signed and dated at the end ('Charles Lamb, Chase, Enfield, 27th Mar[ch] 1829'), 16 lines, note in another hand at foot 'One of my Schoolfellows. Written in Charles Lamb's own hand', 1 page, quarto, slight stain and on a separate

Lot #: 265

Estimate: £0

Date: 8 May 2013

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LANDOR, WALTER SAVAGE (1775-1864)

PORTRAIT BY ALFRED COUNT D'ORSAY (1801-1852), SIGNED BY THE ARTIST AND THE SITTER ('A d'Orsay fecit Gore House 14 July 1845' and 'Walter Savage Landor'), pencil and wash, half length in profile seated, also inscribed by d'Orsay in ink in his engrossing hand 'offered by Comte d'Orsay to Walter

Lot #: 266

Estimate: £0

Date: 8 May 2013

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AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF HIS POEM 'WHERE MALVERN'S VERDANT RIDGES GLEAM', signed ('W S Landor'), 36 lines in six six-line stanzas, with one autograph revision, 1 page, quarto, with an autograph note on the verso and in another hand 'Written at Bath on 8 January 1841' Where Malvern's verdant ridges

Lot #: 267

Estimate: £0

Date: 8 May 2013

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LANG, ANDREW (1844-1912, Scottish poet)

PORTRAIT BY ALVIN LANGDON COBURN (1882-1966), photogravure, proof before letters (no printed plate number or facsimile signature), head and shoulders, 'ANDREW LANG' WRITTEN IN PENCIL ON THE MOUNT BY COBURN HIMSELF, tipped onto a mount different from the printed version, framed and glazed, size of

Lot #: 268

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 8 May 2013

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LANG, ANDREW (1844-1912, Scottish poet)

PORTRAIT BY MAYALL & CO., vintage photograph, Woodbuytype, half length looking slightly to the right, Mayall's name and address printed on the original mount, framed and glazed, size of image 12 x 9 inches (31 x 22 cm), overall size 19 x 15 inches (48.5 x 38 cm), [c. 1888] This photograph is from

Lot #: 269

Estimate: £350 - £450

Date: 8 May 2013

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AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF HIS POEM 'SALMO IRRITANS', 28 lines in three eight-line stanzas and one four-stanza, with four autograph revisions, and with a note in another hand 'Composed at Chiefswood in October 1890 by Mr Andrew Land and presented to D.A. Shennan', written on printed notepaper of

Lot #: 270

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 8 May 2013

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LARKIN, PHILIP (1922-1985) and TED HUGHES (1930-1998)

JOINT PORTRAIT BY MARK GERSON (b. 1921), vintage photograph, silver print, half length, Larkin 'beaming into the camera' and Hughes slightly looking down to the right, Nicholas Hughes turned away behind them, signed by Mark Gerson on the mount and inscribed 'London', his stamp on the verso, small

Lot #: 271AR

Estimate: £0

Date: 8 May 2013

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LARKIN, PHILIP (1922-1985)

PORTRAIT BY MARK GERSON (b. 1921), photograph, silver print, half length, turned slightly to the right, glaring through his thick rimmed spectacles, signed by Mark Gerson on the mount and inscribed 'London', photographer's stamp on the verso, framed and glazed, size of image 8 x 6 inches (20 x 15

Lot #: 272AR

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 8 May 2013

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AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF HIS POEM 'LOVE' signed with initials ('P.L.'), 18 lines in three stanzas, 1 page, octavo, written in pencil, evidently removed from a note book and somewhat jagged down the left-hand edge, no date [7 December 1962] The difficult part of love Is being selfish enough, Is having

Lot #: 273

Estimate: £0

Date: 8 May 2013

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AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF HIS POEM 'HOW TO WIN THE NEXT ELECTION (TUNE: LILLIBULERO'), 10 lines in two stanzas plus choruses, 1 page, folio, filing holes [1970] Prison for strikers, Bring back the cat... ...Lock up the Commies, -- God save the Queen! (Cho[rus]: Commies, commies, etc.) Andrew Motion

Lot #: 274

Estimate: £0

Date: 8 May 2013

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LARKIN, PHILIP (1922-1985)

PORTRAIT BY CHRISTOPHER BARKER (b. 1943), photograph, silver print, three-quarter length, body turned to the right, his face turned to the camera, taken against rare books in Hull University Library, framed and glazed, size of image 16 x 12 inches (40.5 x 30.5 cm), overall size 27 x 18 inches (68.5

Lot #: 275AR

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 8 May 2013

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AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT, IN EFFECT A DRAFT, OF HIS POEM 'HIBISCUS AND SALVIA FLOWERS', 194 lines in stanzas of varying length, 4 full pages, quarto, perforated at head [Fontana Vecchia, Taormina, Sicily, 31 January 1921] Hark! Hark! The dogs do bark, It's the Bolshevists come to town None in rags and

Lot #: 276

Estimate: £0

Date: 8 May 2013

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LAWRENCE, THOMAS EDWARD (1888-1935, 'Lawrence of Arabia')

PORTRAIT BY ERIC KENNINGTON (1880-1960), collotype, head half turned to the right, known as the 'Ghost Portrait', number 59 of 100 copies, printed label on back of frame signed by Kenniington, printed by the University Press, Oxford, with a calligraphic label 'Colonel T.E. Lawrence he served for

Lot #: 277

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 8 May 2013

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POETICAL MANUSCRIPT IN HIS HANDWRITING of what is claimed in another hand to be a poem by Dowson, 12 lines, note at foot 'Lines of Dowson scribbled by Col. T.E. Lawrence for L[ionel] Cust', in pencil, 1 page, octavo, darkened horizontal fold, on the verso of a letter to Curtis by E.M. Goodman about

Lot #: 278

Estimate: £0

Date: 8 May 2013

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AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF HIS WELL-KNOWN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NONSENSE POEM 'SOME INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF MY UNCLE ARLY', 48 lines in seven stanzas, 1 page, long narrow octavo, slight fox marking, subscribed 'Villa Tennyson. San Remo. 11 March 1886' O! my agèd Uncle Arly! --- Sitting on a heap of Barley

Lot #: 279

Estimate: £0

Date: 8 May 2013

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LEE, LAURIE (1914-1997)

(i) PORTRAIT BY ROBERT BUHLER R.A. (1916-1989), pastel, head and shoulders, signed and dated upper right 'Buhler '70', framed and glazed, size of image 20 ½ x 15 ½ inches (52 x 39.5 cm), overall size 24 ½ x 19 ¾ inches (62 x 50 cm), 1970 Laurie Lee is best known for his evocative and nostalgic

Lot #: 280AR

Estimate: £0

Date: 8 May 2013

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(i) AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF HIS POEM 'THE EYES THAT COME FROM IRELAND', signed ('Richard Le Gallienne'), 15 lines in three five-line stanzas, 1 page, quarto, clip stain at head, not dated Don't you love the eyes that come from Ireland? The grey-blue eyes so strangely grey & blue, The fighting loving

Lot #: 281

Estimate: £0

Date: 8 May 2013

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AUTOGRAPH REVISED MANUSCRIPT OF HIS POEM BEGINNING 'JOWETT'S WHITE CUCKOO OWL CRIED IN A DOME', signed with initials ('PL'), 8 lines, the first line revised, with a covering autograph letter signed ('Peter'), to Alan [Hancox, bookseller in Cheltenham], stating that this is 'the second, not the first

Lot #: 282

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 8 May 2013

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AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF HER POEM 'AT DAWN', signed ('Amy Levy'), 8 lines, possibly the printer's copy (name 'Moore' and symbols in pencil at head), 1 page, small folio, light dust-stains (printer's marks?) [1889] In the night I dreamed of you; All the place was filled With y[ou]r presence, in my

Lot #: 283

Estimate: £0

Date: 8 May 2013

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AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF HIS POEM ['ON BEING HUMAN'] on the subject of angels, 32 lines in five eight-line stanzas, beginning incorporated in an autograph letter signed ('C.S. Lewis') in which he states that the poem appeared in Punch about a year earlier and ends 'I hope the fact of its being in

Lot #: 284

Estimate: £0

Date: 8 May 2013

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AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF HIS POEM 'THE MOTHER'S ALARM', signed ('M.G. Lewis') and with the legend 'Imitated from the Greek', 24 lines, in four six-line stanzas 'with a two-word revision to the first line of the third stanza, 2 pages, octavo, central panel of the verso of the second leaf inscribed by

Lot #: 285

Estimate: £0

Date: 8 May 2013

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AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF HIS CELEBRATED POEM 'THE CONGO A STUDY OF THE NEGRO RACE', some 160 lines, plus title, three sectional titles and twenty autograph side-notes, mostly directions for spoken performance (Croft uses the word 'scored'), his name as author written by him at the head, five lines

Lot #: 286

Estimate: £3,500 - £4,000

Date: 8 May 2013

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(i) AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION SIGNED of a quatrain (arranged as eight lines herein) from his famous poem 'Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight', written on the front pastedown of a first edition of Lindsay's The Golden Book of Springfield (1920); also inscribed on the front free endpaper: 'Good wishes to

Lot #: 287•

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 8 May 2013

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AUTOGRAPH REVISED MANUSCRIPT OF THE FIRST FIVE STANZAS OF HIS POEM 'ROBERT BURNS', 30 lines in five six-line stanzas (the printed version has nine stanzas), with substantive autograph revisions and deletions in the fourth stanza preserving reconsidered readings, inscribed on the following page for

Lot #: 288•

Estimate: £3,500 - £4,000

Date: 8 May 2013

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LONGLEY, MICHAEL (b. 1939, Irish poet)

PORTRAIT BY GRANVILLE DAVIES (b. 1944), photograph, silver print, half length, turned to the right and looking into the camera, cigarette in his left hand framed and glazed, size of image 11 x 10 inches (29 x 25 cm), overall size 17 x 15 inches (44 x 39 cm), not dated [December 1985] (printed later

Lot #: 289AR

Estimate: £0

Date: 8 May 2013

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(i) AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF A STANZA FROM HIS WELL-KNOWN 'ODE FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY, 1876', untitled here, being part 3 of section I, 16 lines, with an autograph instruction presumably to a printer 'Insert on p. 72', 1 page, octavo, not dated Seven years long was the bow Of battle bent... Cluster

Lot #: 290

Estimate: £0

Date: 8 May 2013

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LOWELL, ROBERT (1917-1977, American poet)

PORTRAIT BY JUDITH ARONSON (b. 1942), vintage photograph, silver print, half length, looking down to the left, signed by Judith Aronson below the image, her label on the verso, framed and glazed, size of image 14 x 11 inches (36 x 28 cm), overall size 20 x 15 inches (50 x 37 cm), Cambridge

Lot #: 291

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 8 May 2013

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THE WORKING PAPERS FOR HIS IMPORTANT POEM 'FALL 1961', comprising the autograph draft in pencil with additions and revisions in ink and six successive typescript versions mostly with autograph revisions preserving unused readings, 7 pages, quarto, the final two typescripts with typed name and

Lot #: 292

Estimate: £0

Date: 8 May 2013

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LOWELL, ROBERT (1917-1977, American Poet)

PORTRAIT BY JUDITH ARONSON (b. 1942), vintage photograph, silver print, head and shoulders, seated, in profile facing right, signed by Judith Aronson below the image, her label on the verso, framed and glazed, size of image 9 x 13 inches (24 x 34 cm), overall size 16 x 19 inches (40 x 48 cm

Lot #: 293

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 8 May 2013