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DICKENS – OLIVER TWIST

WRITING ABOUT THE PUBLICATION OF OLIVER TWIST IN BENTLEY’S MISCELLANY, FROM HIS EARLY 48 DOUGHY STREET LONDON RESIDENCE, WHERE THE MANUSCRIPT WAS WRITTEN

DICKENS, CHARLES. (1812-1870). English novelist.  Superb early, Autograph Letter Signed, “Charles Dickens”. One full page, quarto. ‘48 Doughty Street, London, January 19, 1838’.  To Thomas Lydely.  

$20,000.00
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ORNATE CHECK SIGNED BY PETER PAN CREATOR,  J.M. BARRIE  — MADE PAYABLE TO HIS DOCTOR

BARRIE, SIR J[AMES] M[ATTHEW].  (1860-1937).  Scottish dramatist and novelist[ Creator of Peter Pan.  Partly-Printed Check Signed, “J.M. Barrie”, drawn on Barclay & Company Limited Bank.  London, July 11, 1908.

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SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN PLEDGES HIS STOCK IN THE SAVOY AND CLARIDGE’S HOTELS  —  AS SECURITY FOR A LOAN

SULLIVAN, SIR ARTHUR S.  (1842-1900).  English composer.  Exceedingly-rare, Partly-printed Document Signed twice, “Arthur S. Sullivan”, and “A.S.”, on a stock certificate transferal agreement form.  One full page, quarto.  London, April 6, 1898.

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JAMES BOSWELL  ~~  AN EXCESSIVELY RARE LETTER FROM THE SCOTTISH BIOGRAPHER OF DOCTOR JOHNSON

BOSWELL, JAMES.  (1740-1795).  Scottish lawyer and biographer of Samuel Johnson.  Excessively Rare Autograph Letter Signed, “James Boswell”.  Four very full pages, small quarto.  London, March 14, 1792.  Very fine condition.  To “Andrew”, the overseer of Boswell’s estate. 

$16,500.00
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MARK TWAIN GIVES ADVICE ON JUDICIAL SELECTION:   “…HAVE A LAWYER WHOSE FACE AND MANNER ARE NOT A FATAL INFLUENCE WITH JUDGE AND JURY.”

CLEMENS, SAMUEL L. [MARK TWAIN].  (1835-1910.)  American humorist, lecturer and writer.  Humorous Autograph Letter Signed, “S.L.C.”  One full page, octavo.  No date, no place.  One spot of toning,  else very fine condition.  To “Dear Mr. Hall”.

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SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN RECOMMENDS HIS GODSONS COMPANY, WHO JUST HAPPENS TO BE THE SON OF SIR GEORGE GROVE — THE FOUNDING EDITOR OF GROVE’S DICTIONARY OF MUSIC AND MUSICIANS

SULLIVAN, SIR ARTHUR S.  (1842-1900).  English composer.  Autograph Letter Signed, “Arthur Sullivan”.  Two pages, octavo.  “Grove House, Weybridge”, July 19, no year. 

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JAMES WATT ~~ PREPARES TO SIT FOR A MEDAL AND BUST TO BE MADE OF HIM, MARKING HIS ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE LAST 80 YEARS  ~~  AND REFERENCES FINISHING ONE OF HIS LAST STEAM ENGINES

WATT, JAMES.  (1736-1819).  Scottish mechanical engineer and inventor.  Rare and fine, Autograph Letter Signed, “James Watt”.  One full page, quarto.  Heathfield, February 19, 1818.  Very fine condition.  To F. L. Chantrey, Esq. 

$7300.00
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