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BATTEN (Jean, 1909-1982, Early Aviatrix who broke Amy JOHNSON's record for the flight from England to Australia, and Writer)

Very Fine Photo Signed and dated showing her head and shoulders wearing her flying hat and goggles, 8½" x 6½", Estonia,

Item Date:  1939
Stock No:  40663      £275

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BEAMONT (Revd. William John, 1828-1868, Fellow of Trinity College and Vicar of St. Michael's, Cambridge, Hon. Secretary of the Cambridge School of Art) and HEKEKYAN BEY (Joseph, 1807-1875, Armenian Egyptologist, the first to use geological stratigraphy in excavation)

Printed Ticket headed 'Cambridge School of Art Excursion to Barrington' (southwest of Cambridge), giving admission "to Amusements in Grounds and to Tea in School at Six o'Clock", with details of train times and fares, round Beamont's name is handwriting so as to read "in W.J. Beamont's rooms", with another note in his hand "We met him & his wife in Aug 1862" and the message by Hekekyan on the verso, 2½" x 3½", 3rd July

Item Date:  1861
Stock No:  54927      £125

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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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BISHOP (Isabella Lucy, née Bird, 1831-1904, Traveller & Authoress)

Autograph Letter signed 'Isabella L. Bird' to Mrs Maclaren saying that "If Monday wd suit you my sister and I would have much pleasure in taking afternoon tea with you at 4pm ...", 1 side sm. 8vo., 7 Atholl Crescent, Friday, no date, postmarked tear on top third, professionally repaird

Item Date:  1870
Stock No:  40852      £475

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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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