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LANDOR (Walter Savage, 1775-1864, Poet, Playwright & Critic)

Carte de visite photo by L. Powers in Florence signed on the verso, showing him head and shoulders looking stern, 4¼" x 2½", no place, no date but circa

Item Date:  1860
Stock No:  40501      £325

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LEAR-40481-1.jpg FLYER FOR LEAR'S SETTINGS OF TENNYSON'S POEMS AND SONGS
LEAR (Edward, 1812-1888, Nonsense Writer & Artist)

Autograph Formal Letter in the third person to Mrs Bond, thanking her for her "very obliging letter, & also for the Post Office order for 8 shillings. The set of songs was sent yesterday & Mr Lear hopes it may arrive safely, though he now wishes he had kept them till he had heard from Mrs Bond. Mr Church was his adviser, & the address was said to be sufficient to ensure their safety. Should there be any difficulty, Mr Hansen, Mr Lear's Landlord will answer any enquiries, after Mr L. has gone ...", on the verso of a printed flyer "Preparing for Publication, Poems and Songs by Alfred Tennyson, set to Music and inscribed to Mrs Alfred Tennyson by Edward Lear. Nos. 1. Flow down, Cold Rivulet &c. 2. Edward Gray 3. Tears, idle tears. 4. Wind of the Western Sea ...", 2 sides 8vo., 65 Oxford Terrace, Hyde Park, no date but

Item Date:  1853
Stock No:  40481      £1275

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LEOPOLD-40522-1.jpg A PRESENT FROM PRINCE LEOPOLD TO HIS GODSON
LEOPOLD (George Albert, 1853-1884, 4th Son of Queen Victoria, Duke of Albany, a haemophiliac, died after an accident on 28th March in Cannes)

Exquisite Silver Gilt Christening Mug inscribed to "Leopold Victor Arnold Royle from his Godfather Leopold Duke of Albany ..." with the date, in its original satin lined leather case with his initials on the front, 3½" high and 2½" across, made by F. B. Thomas & Co, Goldsmiths and Silversmiths of 153 New Bond Street, hallmarked London

Item Date:  1881
Stock No:  40522      £1250

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LEOPOLD-40506-1.jpg "THE QUEEN WOULD BE CERTAIN TO HEAR OF IT - & I SHOULD LOSE CLAREMONT STRAIGHT OFF!"
LEOPOLD (George Albert, 1853-1884, 4th Son of Queen Victoria, Duke of Albany, a haemophiliac, died after an accident on 28th March in Cannes)

Fine Autograph Letter Signed, marked 'Private' to his physician Arnold Royle thanking him for his letter and saying that "your driving me will not interfere with you going to Lady Octavia's ball - But of course I could not go, very much as I should like it. 1. I am in mourning and could not go to a ball. 2. If I could, the Queen would be certain to hear of it - & I should lose Claremont straight off! I shall wire to the Club as soon as I know when I shd. like dinner - or what's better, meet me tomorrow ... at Naval & military ...", 4 sides 8vo., on his crested black edged mourning paper, Windsor Castle, 15th May no year, circa

Item Date:  1883
Stock No:  40506      £975

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LISTER-40480-1.jpg LISTER ON A SURGICAL OPERATION - "ANTISEPTIC MANAGEMENT BEING OF COURSE ASSURED"
LISTER (Lord Joseph, 1827-1912, Pioneer of Antiseptic Surgery)

Fine Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent apologising for his late reply but he has "been rather oppressed with professional engagements lately. I am sorry to say I do not see much probability of success from attempts to lever the bones into position I should be disposed to make one incision at each side of the dural aspect of the joint ... then ... endeavour to ease off the tendons ... from the head of the metacarpel bone, which they probably now embrace, & having done this, have them held strongly aside by means of small blunt hooks so as to allow the head of the metacarpel bone to slip backwards between them. If I failed in this, I should take off the end of the ... bone by means of small chisel, or small cutting pliers or both, taking just enough to enable the bone to be replaced, antiseptic management being of course assured ...", 4 sides 8vo., 12 Park Crescent, Portland Place headed paper, 27th July

Item Date:  1885
Stock No:  40480      £750

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