Sophie Dupré - Travel and Exploration

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ARNOTT (Dr Neil, 1788-1874, sailed to China as a Ship's Surgeon in 1807 & 1810)

Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Wright, discussing in detail the treatment of measles in children, "if it be commencing measles the precautions which Mrs C has taken are likely to render the attack very mild. Among healthy children the treatment required is measles is nearly the same as in common catarrh - keeping them in a well ventilated bedroom of uniform mild temperature - giving very light nourishment - removing causes of excitement - giving gentle aperient medicine once or twice, using a Diaphoretic Saline mixture ... When the symptoms are more severe with pain in any part of the chest, Leeches have to be applied & other means to be used such as a medical man in attendance might see to be necessary to check inflammatory action ...", 2 sides 8vo., Bedford Square, 14th March

Item Date:  1854
Stock No:  31632      £125

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AURIOL (Jacqueline, 1917-2000, French Aviator who set several World Speed Records)

Fine Black and White photo signed and inscribed in French “with all my wishes”, the image shows her climbing out of her Mirage III C plane, 7” x 5”, no plate, no date together with an autograph letter in French from an assistant sending the photo, 1 side 4to., 2 Quai de Gesvres, Paris, 12th December

Item Date:  1986
Stock No:  41933      £85

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BAKER (Sir Samuel White, 1821-1893, Explorer & Sportsman)

Fine Autograph Letter Signed to "Mr Harris" (Frank HARRIS, 1855-1931, Irish Editor, Novelist, Journalist and Publisher) saying that "On receipt of your letter I commenced an Article which will be finished tomorrow. I must ask you however to forgive me for remarking that I do not like alterations to be made in anything that I may write, after the last proofs have been returned, and I would rather decline to publish any article unless I know that every word is my own. Upon two occasions such alterations have been made in the 'Fortnightly' - in one of which, the phrase was curiously unlike any expression that I should myself have used. I have been asked by two or three lately to write an Article on the Soudan but I declined as I am much engaged with a book on practical Natural History. When your note came, the spirit suddenly moved me, although it will do no good. The present Govt is just as bad as the Gladstone in Egyptian affairs, and a little more Radical at home ...", 3 sides 8vo., Sandford Orleight, Newton Abbot, 1st September

Item Date:  1889
Stock No:  39391      £2750

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BAKER (Sir Samuel White, 1821-1893, Explorer & Sportsman)

Fine Long Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Boyle saying that "nothing would give me greater pleasure than to be of use to you, but in the matter of Stanley's reception at the Albert Hall on 5 May I am afraid that I am as helpless as all others. The Members of the Society are only allowed two tickets, i.e. for the member personally and for one lady. We are going to town 3 May on purpose, ands we shall stay for a few days with our friends the Douglas Murrays ... He is a member, therefore he can take his wife. Up to this moment I have not received my own tickets, and I have written a rather testy letter on the subject this evening the the Chief Clerk of the Society. I do not know whether the Society will make any new arrangements later, but if so, I will let you know, and endeavour to procure you a ticket. It will be one of those formidable crushes which delight English people. You have always been so kind to Agnes that I may confide to you the information that next month is expected to increase the small population at Newera Eliya in Ceylon. It is curious that she is now living in the same spot upon which she was born and if she has a child it will be baptised in the same church as herself, and which we were the first to originate and assist in building ...", 4 sides 8vo., Sandford Orleigh, Newton Abbot, 17th April

Item Date:  1890
Stock No:  39724      £1950

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BAKER (Sir Samuel White, 1821-1893, Explorer & Sportsman)

Fine Long Autograph Letter Signed to Captain Cleveland saying that "Lady Baker is very much obliged for the kind invitation from Mrs Cleveland and yourself, but as we leave 18th inst for London en route to Bombay she has so much to arrange that she cannot possibly manage to absent herself only for a day of pleasure. She is in the midst of all sorts of household duties that are necessary before we leave. Only one of my daughters is at home and she is busy also together with my wife. But, if you will be kind enough to let me run over en garçon any day you may find convenient next week, only let me know the date and I should be charmed to pay you a visit, and to see your new appliances and inventions for the destruction of the human race and the propagation of Christian tracking through torpedoes, quick-firing guns, and Melenite. Nothing would give me greater pleasure ...", 4 sides 8vo., Sandford Orleigh, Newton Abbot, 5th October

Item Date:  1888
Stock No:  40634      £1750

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