31st Jan, 2024 10:00

The Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey (Part II)

  Lot 252

Sala (George Augustus, 1828-1895). Life and Adventures, 2 volumes, 1895..., and others

Sold for £9,500


Sala (George Augustus, 1828-1895). Life and Adventures, 2 volumes, London: Cassell & Company, 1895. Extra-illustrated and extended by A. M. Broadley [and retitled]: The Story of George Augustus Sala. His World, Ways, and Writings, as Related in his own Life and Adventures. Enlarged and Extra-Illustrated by the Addition and Insertion of Many Holograph Letters of the Author, his Friends and Contemporaries, Together with an Extensive Collection of Portraits, Views, Etc., 9 volumes, The Knapp, Bradpole, Dorsetshire, 1902, with approximately 300 mostly autograph letters signed by musicians and composers, writers and artists, actors and theatre professionals, royalty and politicians, etc., including Nicolo Paganini, Franz Liszt, Gaetano Donizetti, Daniel Auber, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Maria Malibran, Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Robert Browning, Mark Twain (last page of a letter), Charles Lever, Charles Reade, Pierce Egan, Emile Zola (letter on a visiting card), Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas (Senior and Junior), Charles Kingsley, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Morris, George Cruikshank, Robert Cruikshank, Charles Landseer, Walter Jerrold, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Giuseppe Mazzini, King William IV, Queen Adelaide, Napoleon III, Queen Isabella of Spain, Isma’il Pasha, Pope Gregory XVI (signature only), John Franklin, Frederick Burnaby, P. T. Barnum, T. F. Bayard, Alexis Soyer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Lady Blessington, Madame Pleyel, Samuel Parr, Henry Mayhew, Fanny Kemble, Adelina Patti, Dion Boucicault, Lucia Vestris, William Maginn, Eugene Sue, Oliver Wendell Holmes, William Gull, Antonio Panizzi, George Hudson, etc., and including approximately 36 Autograph Letters Signed and two Manuscripts from George Sala, (many to Macaulay), plus a few drawings and watercolours, numerous engraved and lithographic portraits and views, all tipped in or hinged with clear tape (now dried and browned but largely not affecting letter contents and autographs), the text heavily underscored for the purposes of identifying subjects to extra illustrate, the ninth volume being an enlarged, new manuscript index of names and places taking account of the autographs and illustrations and with an introduction by the compiler and indexer A. M. Broadley, the original printed index bound at end, bookplates of Broadley and W. A. Foyle, manuscript indexes of autograph material inserted at front of each volume (with a few discrepancies for items no longer present), top edges gilt, contemporary green half morocco gilt over boards, rubbed and some scuffing, spines and some corners darkened, 8vo (220 x 145 mm)

(Quantity: 9)

Provenance: A. M. Broadley (bookplates); W. A. Foyle, Beeleigh Abbey (bookplates).

An extraordinary example of book grangerisation by the notable exponent, Alexander Meyrick Broadley (1847-1916), also known as Broadley Pasha. Broadley was a British barrister, author, company promoter and social figure. He is best known for being the defence lawyer for Ahmed 'Urabi after the failure of the 'Urabi Revolt. Following a colourful life he spent his last fifteen years devoted to writing and book collecting. He made significant acquisitions of manuscript material, accumulating original letters and documents, some of which he relates in his book Chats on Autographs. His library included 135 works he had ‘grangerised’ by adding additional illustrations, which then amounted to about 600 volumes. While some of the autograph letters listed in the manuscript indexes at the front of each volume have since disappeared (notably Oscar Wilde and Hester Piozzi), the majority are still present and appear to have largely remained undisturbed in the Foyle Library for many decades.

Among the more notable autographs present are:

Daniel Auber (1782-1871), French composer and director of the Paris Conservatoire. Autograph Letter Signed, ‘Auber’, Monday 5 June, no year, to an unidentified person, telling him that he begins at the Conservatoire at 9:30am each day and wondering if the correspondent might come to meet him between 10am and 12 midday, 1 page, small 8vo

Phineas Taylor Barnum (1810-1891), American showman, businessman and politician. Autograph Letter Signed, ‘ P. T. Barnum’, Hotel Victoria, Northumberland Avenue, London, 8 March 1890, to Colonel Routledge, accepting a lunch invitation for himself and his wife the following day, 1 page on hotel letterhead, 8vo

Robert Browning (1812-1889), English poet and playwright. Autograph Letter Signed, ‘Robert Browning’, 19 Warwick Crescent, [London], 12 November 1880, a brief note to Mrs Stanley saying he will be delighted to dine with her on the 20th, 1 page, 8vo

Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859), British civil engineer and mechanical engineer. Autograph Letter Signed, ‘I. K. Brunel’, Friday, no date, to an unidentified recipient, a brief note wondering if he might call to ask his opinion on something of no importance for two minutes, 2 pages with integral blank leaf, 16mo

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1809-1894), known by the pen name Mark Twain, American writer, humorist, essayist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Postscript from an Autograph Letter Signed, ‘Twain’, no date, c. 1872, to an unknown recipient, in full: ‘P.S. Since penning the foregoing, the Atlantic has come to hand with that most thoroughly and entirely satisfactory notice of Roughing It [published 1872], in it; and I am as uplifted and reassured by it as a mother who has given birth to a white baby when she was awfully afraid it was going to be a mulatto. — I have been afraid and shaky all along; but now, unless the N[ew] Y[ork] Tribune gives the book a black eye, I am all right. With many thanks, yours, Twain’, ruled paper, 1 page, 8vo

William Wilkie Collins (1824-1889), English novelist and playwright. Autograph Letter Signed, ‘Wilkie Collins’, 90 Gloucester Place, Portman Square, London, 10 March 1879, to H. Herman, with an apology, ‘having acted in this matter in perfect good faith, under the impression that Mr Davenport was treating with me in your behalf…’, 1 page, 8vo

Charles Dickens (1812-1870), English novelist and social critic. Autograph Letter Signed, ‘Charles Dickens’, Devonshire Terrace, 3 April 1857, to Manby [Charles Manby, 1804-84, Secretary to the Institution of Civil Engineers 1839-1856; sometime involved with the management of the Adelphi and Haymarket Theatres], in response to his enquiry and saying that [?]Jerdan had written to him mentioning names and asking if he would be a committee member, saying that he would, but that he thinks it should not be made a public matter, but research for the committee alone, 2 pages on rectos of a bifolium, 8vo

Jefferson F. Davis (1808-1889), American politician who served as the first and only president of the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865. Autograph Letter Signed, ‘Jefferson Davis’, London, 31 July 1876, to the Right Reverend W[illiam] M[ercer] Green, Bishop of Mississippi, a lengthy apology by way of explanation that he had been delayed in Liverpool and so unable to get to London for a meeting under the care of the Earl and Countess of Shrewsbury, which was to cover the subject of university education in the ten southern dioceses of the United States, subscription and autograph presumably cut from second blank leaf and pasted at foot of second page, 2 pages, 8vo

Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848), Italian composer. Autograph Letter Signed, ‘Donizetti’, no place, no date, to his friend the Italian composer [Antonio] Dolci [[1798-1869], in Italian, wondering what he should do, whether to come or not and asking what Dolci thinks of the performance, 1 page, addressed to verso, 8vo

John Franklin (1786-1847), British Royal Navy officer and Arctic explorer. Autograph Letter Signed, ‘John Franklin’, 55 Devonshire Street, Saturday night, no date, c. 1830s, to Joseph Kay, saying that he and his wife are very keen to get his advice and assistance as to letting their house, 3 pages with integral address panel, 16mo

Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882), Italian general, patriot, revolutionary and republican. Autograph Note Signed, ‘G. Garibaldi’, Milazza, 21 July 1860, referring to a newspaper that his friend Dumas wants to establish in Palermo, which will be called The Independent, which Dumas deserves all the more since he will want to start by not sparing him should he ever stray from his duty as a child of the people, and his humanitarian principles, two small marginal tape repairs away from text and signature, 1 page with integral blank leaf, 8vo

Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French Romantic writer and politician. Autograph Letter Signed, ‘Victor Hugo’, Hauteville House, 4 January 1866, to his editor, asking him to give a copy of [Les] Miserables (an illustrated copy of a popular edition) to a teacher, I. B. Bocquet, for the library for French refugees in London, 1 page with integral blank leaf, 8vo

Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895), English biologist and anthropologist. Autograph Letter Signed, ’T. H. Huxley’, 26 Abbey Place, St John’s Wood, 11 June 1861, to [William] Sharpey, sending Carpenter’s claims for approval or not, saying that he is in despair of Agassiz, ‘having just discovered that in moving, my rough notes about his claims have been displaced are hidden God knows where, among my books’, 3 pages, 8vo

Franz Liszt (1811-1886), Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist and conductor. Autograph Letter Signed, ‘F. Liszt’, Weimar, 13 February 1856, to Rey [Alexandre Rey, 1812-1904, journalist and politician], telling him that his first Vienna concert is fixed for 1 March and that for the whole of March he will remain in Vienna and to send his reply to the Hotel de Londres, 1 page, 8vo

Maria Felicia Malibran (1808-1836), Spanish opera singer. Autograph Letter Signed, ‘’M. F. Malibran’, Friday 10 April, no year (paper watermarked 1828), to Lady Flint, in French, 2 pages with integral address leaf, 4to

Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864), German opera composer. Autograph Letter Signed, ‘G. Meyerbeer’, no place, no date, ‘Freitag’, to a friend in German concerning Robert le Diable [opera by Meyerbeer composed and first performed 1831], blind-stamped personal letterhead, 1 page with integral blank leaf, 8vo

William Morris 1834-1896), British textile designer, poet, artist, writer, and socialist activist. Autograph Letter Signed, ‘William Morris’, Red House, Upton, Kent, 30 July 1861, [?to George Rae of Birkenhead], ‘Some time since you wished to purchase my drawing of ‘Paolo & Francesca [da Rimini, 1855]’ by Mr. [Dante Gabriel] Rossetti; the drawing is for sale now if you still wish to have it; the price will be 50 guineas’, 2 pages with integral blank leaf, 8vo

Nicolò Paganini (1782-1840), Italian violinist and composer. Autograph Letter Signed, ‘Nicolò Paganini’, London, 7 June 1831, to Mr C. B. Smith, in Italian, offering his autograph gladly and which he is honoured to do and referring to the flattering hospitality he has received in England, adhesion remains to inner margins, 1 page, oblong 8vo, with integral autograph cover (partly cut down and hinged with tape along margin, postmarked 9 June 1831

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1892), English poet, illustrator, painter, translator. Autograph Letter Signed with initials, ‘D.G.R.’, Friday, no date, to Haydon, saying that he will be glad to see him on Sunday ‘if you can eat a grouse with me’, and saying that he will be alone, 1 page, 8vo

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852). Autograph Letter Signed in the third person, 16 March 1840, declining the request to present the correspondent, John Barley, to the Queen, as he does not know him 3 pages, 8vo, together with postally used envelope loosely inserted

William IV (1765-1837), King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, 1830-1837. Autograph Letter Signed, ‘William P.’, Horse Guards, Thursday Afternoon, 1812, to Sir Willoughby Gordon, a brief note asking Gordon to call him the next morning between 10 and 11am, 1 page, 4to

Émile Zola (1840-1902), French novelist, journalist, playwright. Autograph Note on a visiting card, ‘Emile Zola’, Medan, c. 1890s, to a friend, saying that Georges Petilleau, professor of French in London and a member of their society of men of letters, who offers him an invitation and asking him to reply to Lucius Wolff if he accepts, and concluding that their week in Medan has been very peaceful and happy, 2 pages, 55 x 95 mm

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Auction: The Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey (Part II), 31st Jan, 2024

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The amount is calculated as follows:

Royalty For the portion of the Hammer Price (in Euro)

4.00% up to 50,000

3.00% between 50,000.01 and 200,000

1.00% between 200,000.01 and 350,000

0.50% between 350,000.01 and 500,000

0.25% in excess of 500,000

Invoices will be issued in Pounds Sterling. For the purposes of calculating the resale royalty the Pounds Sterling/Euro rate of exchange will be the European Central Bank reference rate on the day of the sale. Please refer to the DACS website www.dacs.org.uk for further details.

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Buyer's Premium :

The buyer's premium is 20%, except those lots asterisked (*) in the title for which Value Added Tax (VAT) will be added to the premium, resulting in a buyer's premium of 24% inclusive of VAT. Eligible items include manuscripts, prints, photographs, drawings, framed maps, paintings, pens and other objects which are subject to VAT at a rate of 20% on the buyer's premium as part of the Auctioneers Margin Scheme. VAT zero-rated items such as books, unframed maps and albums are not subject to VAT on the buyer's premium.

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An additional commission of 3% plus VAT (3.6% inclusive of VAT) on the hammer price is payable if you use the live auction bidding facility on the Dominic Winter Auctioneers website (dominicwinter.co.uk). This charge will be added to your invoice automatically.

An additional commission of 4.95% plus VAT (5.94% inclusive of VAT) on the hammer price is payable if you use the live auction bidding facility on the ATG Media website (the-saleroom.com). This charge will be added to your invoice automatically.

An additional commission of 3% plus VAT (3.6% inclusive of VAT) on the hammer is payable if you use the live auction bidding facility on the Invaluable website (invaluable.com). This charge will be added to your invoice automatically.

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UK Shipping

We are not specialist shippers. Some items, such as framed & glazed or fragile goods, will require specialist handling and buyers will be asked to use Mailboxes or RF Shipping Ltd. (details below).

For non-fragile items and items of reasonably small size, we offer an in-house packing and shipping facility for UK buyers. When possible, purchases will be sent by either Royal Mail Special Delivery or DPD overnight service. The charge for this service is variable (£15 minimum per parcel) and will be added to your invoice. Please note shipments to the Highlands and Islands may require shipment by courier and may be more expensive. Please contact us for a quote before bidding.

For larger packages and fragile goods, we recommend Mailboxes, Pack & Send or RF Shipping Ltd who will collect fully paid-for purchases from us twice a week and liaise with the buyer direct. For more information please contact Sarah Ball by telephone on +44 (0)1285 860006 or email sarah@dominicwinter.co.uk. These companies will require payment direct for their services.

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