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|All Authors / Contributors:||Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge.|
Sale code: Valens
'The collection comprises autograph manuscripts of W.H. Ainsworth, Lord Beaconsfield, William Blake, Jules Claretie, William Cowper, George Crabbe, Hepworth Dixon, Alexandre Dumas père & fils, Sir Samuel Garth, W. Hayley, W. Hazlitt, Victor Hugo, David Livingstone, John Locke, Georges Sand and Gilbert White. Important collections of letters of celebrated artists, bishops, French academicians, British poets, the popes from Innocent IV (1247) to Pius X, etc.; also of Bossuet, Byron Henry Fielding, Thomas Gainsborough, Bishop Ken, General Lafayette, Madame de Maintenon, the Medici family, Napoleon I, D.G. Rosetti, P.P. Rubens, John Ruskin, Voltaire, the Wesley family and Zola; long series of the rulers of England, Scotland, France, Denmark and Sweden; a very large number of letters addresed to J.W. Croker, founder of the Athenaeum Club, by his most celebrated contemporaries; an autograph letter of Mary, Queen of Scots; A.C. Swinburne's autograph manuscript of his celebrated tragedy "Chastelard."'
|Event notes:||Place of sale: London.|
|Description:||142 p., 13 leaves of plates : facsims. ; 25 cm.|