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BURROUGHS (William Seward, 1914-1997, American Author of "The Naked Lunch")

Typed Letter Signed to Mellville HARDIMENT apologising for the "letting the matter of the materials left in your care slide ... I have been moving constantly and it is only in the last few months that I have made a definite decision to reside in London and make my headquarters here. I understand that you have sold some of the tapes and I am glad that you were able to realize something ... As regards the manuscripts I question the adviseability of putting this material on the market at this time as the manuscript market is definitely overloaded. What I would like to do is go through the material with you and then we can decide what to do with it ..." explaining that he is "taking course at East Grinstead and only in London at week ends ...", suggesting that they meet, 1 side A4, 8 Duke Street, St James, London, 18th February

Item Date:  1968
Stock No:  40143      £275

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[CAMBRIDGE (George Francis Hugh, 1895-1981, from 1927 2nd Marquess, grandson of Mary Adelaide, cousin of Queen Mary, blind from birth)]

Charming Unsigned Portrait Photograph, by Gunn & Stuart, showing the young Prince George half length in profile, wearing a sailor suit, he is leaning backwards over a chair back, 6" x 4" in mount 9" x 7", no place, no date, circa

Item Date:  1900
Stock No:  40164      £225

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CARLYLE (Thomas, 1795-1881, Historian)

Autograph reply written on the last page of a letter to him from George MANNERS in which he has asked Carlyle a favour, he explains that he presumes "you to be a German Scholar, and as I am ambitious enough to hope to become one I venture to ask you if you will so far oblige me as to give me a list of the books most likely to facilitate the study of the language ... I have an intense desire to understand Goethe & Schiller in their own language ..." Carlyle has listed a German Grammar and a Dictionary but says "(they, or almost any two such books, that are handiest), Lessing's Fabels (to attempt reading) - push along, with energy, with constancy, keeping your eyes well open ...", 4 lines by Carlyle on the final sheet of 4 sides 8vo., London, 25th October

Item Date:  1838
Stock No:  40094      £175

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CAVOUR (Camillo Benso, Count di, 1810-1861, Italian Statesman)

Autograph Envelope Signed, addressed to his niece "Madame la Comtesse de Alfieri" with the signature in the bottom left hand corner, with his seal on the back, 5" x 4", no place, no date

Item Date:  0
Stock No:  40139      £125

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CHRISTOPHER (Prince, 1888-1940, Fifth Son of George I of Greece)

Fine unsigned Cabinet Photo showing him three quarters length seated in an armchair with carved lion's heads on the arms, wearing uniform, with his hat in his lap and his sword at his side, 6½" x 4¼", no place, no date, circa slight damage to bottom right hand corner not affecting the image

Item Date:  1908
Stock No:  40136      £175

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