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WATTS (George Frederic, 1817-1904, O.M., R.A., Painter and Sculptor)

Autograph Letter Signed 'Signor' to Mr Bentinck thanking him for complying "with my request; with respect to your remarks about newspaper criticisms, when Tom Taylor applied to me ... I expressed my dislike of that sort of thing & said I thought it would be much better if Artists worked with less reference to that sort of publicity, and I never expected ... or asked him not to write his proposed review of my work, but gave him the key he required, & pointed out to him the qualities & effects I had arrived at. Indeed as I am sure I come in for my of abuse or stupid praise I would much rather you Tom Taylor gave an honest & intelligent critique ... I hope you have been having some good hunting ...", 3 sides 8vo., Sandown House, Esher, Surrey, 29th November

Item Date:  1859
Stock No:  40590      £75

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WATTS-DUNTON (Walter Theodore, 1832-1914, Critic, Novelist & Poet)

Fine Letter Signed to Mr Meredith saying that "Mr Swinburne, I know, had a great regard for Bishop Stubbs. I do not in the least know, however, whether he would be willing to communicate any reminiscenses to you. Will you not come over to tea some afternoon and see him and talk the matter over? We are delighted to get such good news of your father ..", 2 sides 8vo., The Pines, 11 Putney Hill, 31st July

Item Date:  1903
Stock No:  40545      £150

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WELLS (H. G., 1866-1946, Novelist)

Fine Autograph Letter Signed to Reginald TURNER 'Dear Reggie' ('Reggie', 1869-1938, Author, Aesthete and member of the circle of Oscar Wilde) apologising for his late reply and saying that "Fatted calves & much affection await you whenever you come to England. Here is five pounds for the Institute. Please convey it to the right recipient ...", 1 side 4to., with original autograph envelope altered in another hand, Easton Glebe, Dunmow headed paper, 9th June

Item Date:  1922
Stock No:  40547      £375

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WILHELM II (1859-1941, Kaiser 1888-1918)

Superb large unsigned portrait photo showing him three quarters length, wearing uniform, in semi profile with his left hand gloved and resting on his sword, with the blind stamp of Leeds Public Library, 10" x 7", no date, circa

Item Date:  1900
Stock No:  40553      £350

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WOLSELEY (Sir Garnet, 1833-1913, Field Marshal and C-in-C of the Army, from 1885 1st Viscount)

Fine Letter Signed to Mr MacMillan saying that "our friend Maurice has brought me a book from you as a present. Very strange to say it is a perfect copy of a work that I have long wanted. I had a copy when a boy, but for the last few years I have been on the look out for another as I am anxious to collect all the works I can that bear upon the military achievements of William III and of Anne's reign. We have no copy of 'Story' either in the War Office, or United Service Institute, nor in the London Library, so your present supplies me with what I value very much. Thank you many times ... I hope this cold summer is not making you suffer from your old enemy ...", 3 sides 8vo., 6 Hill Street, 21st June

Item Date:  1885
Stock No:  40555      £175

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