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image of Autograph Letter signed ("Nath' Hawthorne"), to "Dear Sir" ("Collector of Customs / New York")

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One page on light blue paper, with the handwritten heading "Consulate USA | Liverpool 2 Jany 1856". The text of this letter reads: I wrote to you on the 30 ult[im]o City of Washington that the Certificate of Registry of the SS Ericsson had been left behind. I now herewith enclose it to you [not present] trusting… Read more
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image of Autograph Letter Signed, to "Dear Lady Randolph Churchill."

Autograph Letter Signed, to "Dear Lady Randolph Churchill."

by Parker, Gilbert

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Published
1899
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NZ$329.72

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1899. Two pages (first and third pages of one folded leaf of stationery printed with the address "20, Carlton House Terrace, S.W." Dated by hand "5th May '99". The text of this letter reads as follows: Herewith I send you a programme of tonight's affair. You will witness that your name is on the list, but the… Read more
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Autograph Post Card Signed, to "Wm. Earl Hodgson Jr."

by Shaw, G. Bernard

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Published
1901
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NZ$696.07

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1901. Text on one side of a post card imprinted with the address "10, Adelphi Terrace, W.C." Dated by hand "11th January 1901". Address on other side also written by Shaw (The Anglo-Saxon Review | 35 Great Cumberland Place W., altered by someone else to 127, Cambridge St. | Warwick Sq. S.W.) The text of this card… Read more
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Two Autograph Letters Signed, to "Dear Miss Dodge"

by Hale, Edward E.

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Both on the stationery of the Lend a Hand Society (Rev. Edward E. Hale, President) of Boston. One is four pages (two leaves), dated July 9, 1907, with Boston lined out and replaced by "Matunuck, R. Island". The other is two pages (one leaf), dated July 2, 1908, also with "Matunuck" written in. These letters are from… Read more
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Publisher's Receipt Signed -- for "A Song of the Road"

by Stevenson, Robert Louis

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Published
1885
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NZ$1,831.75

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1885. One 5"x8" printed receipt form, with the date, amount and applicable poems entered by secretarial hand, then signed in full by Stevenson. London: Cassell & Company, 23 December 1885. This receipt acknowledges payment of two guineas to Stevenson for "the use of my Poem entitled 'A Song of the Road' in 'The Magazine of Art', appearing in… Read more
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image of Autograph Letter Signed, to "My dear Mr [John] Lane."

Autograph Letter Signed, to "My dear Mr [John] Lane."

by Page, Thomas Nelson

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Published
1899
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NZ$366.35

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1899. Two pages of stationery printed with the address "17 R Street, Corner | New Hampshire Avenue" [Washington DC]. Dated by hand "June 4, 1899". The text of this letter reads as follows: I have waited to answer your letter of a week or two ago. I refer to its receipt [?] because I did not know… Read more
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THE YELLOW GOD. An Idol of Africa. [inscribed by Haggard]

by Haggard, H. Rider

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Published
1909
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NZ$879.24

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1909. With Three Illustrations by A.C. Michael. London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne: Cassell and Company, 1909. 8 pp ads dated Oct 1908. Original blue-grey cloth. First English Edition of this tale involving "crooked finance in England, thwarted romance, effectively functioning [tribal] fetishes, and erotic captivity in darkest Africa." Alan Vernon's uncle, a missionary, had… Read more
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Typed Letter Signed, to "Wm. Earl Hodgson Esq."

by Kipling, Rudyard

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Published
1900
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NZ$842.61

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1900. One page on plain paper, with the typed heading "THE ELMS | Rottingdean: Sussex | Oct. 24: 1900". The text of this letter reads: Dear Mr. Hodgson:-- In reply to yours of the 23rd, I do not know whether at present I have anything by me that would suit the Anglo-Saxon Review, but I sent the other… Read more
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Autograph Letter Signed, to "Dear Mr. Earl Hodgson"

by Hichens, Robert

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Published
1900
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1900. Three pages (of a four-page folded leaf), with the handwritten heading "Artillery Mansions | Victoria Street S.W.", dated Oct 24, 1900. The text of this letter reads: Thanks for yr. kind letter. I should very much like to write something for "The Anglo-Saxon," but I am so overwhelmed with work this & next month that I could… Read more
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Autograph Letter Signed, to "Dear Earl Hodgson"

by Haggard, H. Rider

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Published
1900
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1900. Two pages (of four pages on one folded leaf). On Haggard's personal stationery ("Ditchingham House, Norfolk"), dated by hand "26.Oct:1900". The text of this letter reads: It is most kind of Mrs Cornwallis West & yourself to think of me. I should much like to have the honour of making my bow in the A.S.R. … Read more
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Autograph Letter Signed, plus additional dated autograph

by Jewett, Sarah Orne

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Published
1878
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NZ$989.15

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1878. To "My dear Mrs. Wood." 4 pages (all sides of a bifolium). South Berwick [Maine]: 13 August 1878. Signed "Sarah O. Jewett." The text of this letter reads: Here is the Boat song for you, and it was very good of you to care for it. And I am very glad to have the… Read more
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Autograph Letter Initialed to "My dear Smith"

by Doyle, A. Conan

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Published
1902
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NZ$2,857.53

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1902. Two pages, on "Undershaw, Hindhead, Haslemere" stationery. No date, but "Rec'd 10 Mar 1902" is penciled in. The text of the letter reads: I will call about quarter to 11 on Tuesday morning if that will not be too early. If you should be a little late I can no doubt get some news from Mr.… Read more
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Autograph Letter Signed to "My dear Mr. Frohman"

by Doyle, A. Conan

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Published
1906
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NZ$5,128.90

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1906. Two pages, front and back of "Undershaw, Hindhead, Surrey" mourning stationery. No date, but July 1906. The text of this letter (headed by "Private & Confidential") reads: You may have heard of my great sorrow. My wife passed away this week. Her illness and death have naturally turned my thoughts from business, but there is one… Read more
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THE MIRROR OF THE SEA [inscribed by Conrad]

by Conrad, Joseph

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Published
1906
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NZ$4,762.55

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1906. [inscribed by Conrad] New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1906. Original blue cloth pictorially decorated in yellow, grey and brown. First (American) Edition, published on the same day as the London one. This was Conrad's first volume of autobiographical non-fiction. This copy is in Cagle's binding "a," with the smaller (17x11mm) anchor-and-rope device on… Read more
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image of THE DWALE BLUTH | HEBDITCH'S LEGACY | and Other Literary Remains

THE DWALE BLUTH | HEBDITCH'S LEGACY | and Other Literary Remains

by Brown, Oliver Madox

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Published
1876
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NZ$1,282.23

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1876. ["From the Author's Father"] Edited by William M. Rossetti and F. Hueffer. With a Memoir and Two Portraits. [In Two Volumes.] London: Tinsley Brothers, 1876. Original rose-brown cloth on beveled boards. First Edition -- of the second and final title by "Nolly" Brown, who died of pyæmia (blood-poisoning) at the age of 19, two years before… Read more
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NOTES ON MY BOOKS [1/250 signed]

by Conrad, Joseph

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Published
1921
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NZ$842.61

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1921. London: William Heinemann, 1921. Original grey boards with Japan vellum spine with printed label. First English Edition, being one of 250 numbered copies signed by Conrad -- this being copy #171. This was actually printed in America: Doubleday Page produced 500 copies, sending half of them to Heinemann for this English edition. This little-known… Read more
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image of YOUNG OFEG'S DITTIES [signed by the author]

YOUNG OFEG'S DITTIES [signed by the author]

by Egerton, George

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Published
1895
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NZ$366.35

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1895. [signed by "George Egerton"] By Ola Hansson. Translated from the Swedish by George Egerton. London: John Lane / Boston: Roberts Bros., 1895. 16 pp ads dated 1895. Original blind-stamped red cloth. First Edition in English, translated by "George Egerton" (pseudonym of Mary Chavelita Dunne Bright). This book is often collected as a "Keynotes… Read more
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TALES OF UNREST

by Conrad, Joseph

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Published
1923
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NZ$219.81

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1923. Garden City NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1923. Original navy blue cloth decorated in gilt. This is a volume from the "Concord Edition" of Conrad's works, published the year before his death; included is a fold-out map of the world showing all 19 of Conrad's literary voyages. The volume is in bright, near-fine condition (minor… Read more
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image of LAUGHING ANNE | ONE DAY MORE

LAUGHING ANNE | ONE DAY MORE

by Conrad, Joseph

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Published
1925
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1925. Two Plays. Garden City NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1925. Original navy blue cloth decorated in gilt. First Edition, published the year after Conrad's death. The volume is in near-fine condition (the spine lettering does not stand out, but that is because it is in green on navy blue). This copy is inscribed by Conrad's widow:… Read more
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THE ROVER

by Conrad, Joseph

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Published
1923
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NZ$578.83

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1923. [inscribed by Conrad's wife] Garden City NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1923. Original blue cloth. Printer's advance mock-up copy of the first trade edition. The binding is the standard one for this American edition, but inside, the contents consist of the preliminary leaves through page 4 of the text -- after which the leaves are all… Read more
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