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BEECHEY (Sir William, 1753-1839, Painter)

Autograph Letter to James NORTHCOTE (James, 1746-1831, Historical & Portrait Painter, R.A., & Author) "or in his absence Wm Owen Esq. Royal Academy" (William, 1769-1825, Portrait Painter) saying that as he is "so extremely ill that I cannot venture out today without the greatest danger, I must therefore beg that Mr Owen and yourself will excuse my non attendance ...", 1 side 8vo., with original autograph address leaf, no place, Tuesday morning, no date, in a fine red leather case with a crest on the front and the words "Autographe de Sir W. Beechey", corners of address leaf damaged at seal opening

Item Date:  0
Stock No:  39119      £125

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[BLERIOT (Louis, 1872-1936, French Pioneer Airman, Made the first Aeroplane crossing of the English Channel in his monoplane in 1909)]

Fine original unsigned vintage photo showing him in overalls outside his aeroplane hangar with some of his colleagues and his plane in the background, 8¼" x 6½", no place, no date

Item Date:  0
Stock No:  36331      £275

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BLERIOT (Louis, 1872-1936, French Pioneer Airman, Made the first Aeroplane crossing of the English Channel in his monoplane in 1909)

Marvellous newspaper photo signed and dated, showing him seated, presumably on his plane, wearing his flying jacket and long eared jacket, 5" x 4", framed and glazed, total size 12" x 10", 26th July The picture has been professionally restored and de-acidified to ensure that it will not discolour.

Item Date:  1909
Stock No:  33199      £1750

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BONINGTON (Christian John Storey, b. 1934, Mountaineer, writer and photographer)

Typed Letter Signed to Nicholas Griffin, thanking him for his letter about his fund raising auction, "Its certainly important that this excellent work should be continued", enclosing a signed copy of his book and some posters, i side A4, Badger Hill, Hesket Newmarket, Wigton, Cumbria, 28th May

Item Date:  1998
Stock No:  25773      £20

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BOWRING (Sir John, 1792-1872, M.P., F.R.S., Linguist, Governor and Ambassador, opened up trade with King Mongkut of Siam, favourite pupil of Jeremy Bentham)

Autograph letter signed 'My dear Emma', saying "You have interested me by your account of your young friend & I send you some autographs which are really valuable", the list includes Jeremy Bentham, (Bowring's mentor), Dr Parr, Dr George Gregory [probably the physician], J.B. Say, the French political economist, Elizabeth Benger (writer and abolitionist), "and the MS of some verses of mine printed in the Inquirer and elsewhere. Now let the fair young lady send me her photograph", joking about his own age, "but as she has a virtuous hobby horse - give her all my good wishes if she determines on riding the matrimonial journey. We have been very busy - pleased because every body seemed pleased ... I hope all Hampstead news will soon be brighter ... Yours affectionately", 3 sides 7" x 4½", Claremont, Exeter, 7th September the portion above the subscription has been deleted and cut away, apparently by Sir John himself

Item Date:  1865
Stock No:  53546      £125

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