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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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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 to 'Dr Sir', saying "I mentioned to Dr Mackay that in the Vol: of [Alexander] Somerville lately published 'Whistler at the Plough' there is a biographical notice of me which is tolerably correct ... Ever yours truly", 1 side 6" x 4½", The Athenaeum, no date, circa left blank margin a trifle uneven, traces of laying down by corners on blank verso

Item Date:  1853
Stock No:  53472      £175

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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 to Henry Denny (1803-1871), entomologist, curator of the museum of the Leeds Literary and Philosophical Society, saying he is "not aware I shall have occasion to refer to any Diagrams on Tuesday next. I hope to leave for Sheffield on Saturday when my address will be at my nephew's Mr Fredk. Ward Belmont", blind embossed stamp of Sir John's personal coat of arms with motto 'Onward', The Athenaeum, London, 1 side 7¼" x 4½", 17th February tiny defect in blank fourth side from former laying down

Item Date:  1860
Stock No:  53467      £150

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