The subject of this letter must be the English actor G.F. Cooke (1756-1812); according to the Dictionary of National Biography his career was plagued by alcoholism. His journal is still in existence, preserved in the Harvard University Theatre Collection.
A History of Academical Dress In Europe Until the Eighteenth Century
Oxford University Press At the Clarendon Press, 1963. 1st Edition.
8vo. Xiv + 235 pages. Colour frontispiece and other illustrations as listed. Internally clean, with a light crease on a few pages. The top edge a little dusty when the book closed. In the original blue hardback binding, very good condition. A small circular indentation on the back cover.
Sir Walter writes to a female correspondent, that ‘The little pamphlet, to which you refer’ can be got from any bookseller for a shilling. He refers her to ‘two papers of mine on the same subject’ published in Atlanta magazine last year, signing the letter at the end.
Joseph Hume (1777-1855) Scottish doctor and Radical MP. One of the leading figures in British political life and an MP for over 25 years. A constant thorn in the side of any government, a wealthy entrepreneur yet a tireless worker for the well being of the labouring man.
The letter give a vivid picture of the man; determined, requiring quick action and passionately attached to the radical cause. A number of names mentioned in the text would merit further research and throw fresh light on Hume’s social circle.
A collection of many hundreds of pages of manuscript material by this gifted female composer, focusing on four works. Two of the works are present in finished form, one in full orchestral score. The most interesting of these works, The Teraph, can be largely reconstructed from the vocal and orchestral parts. At times she reaches out from the conventional, drawing on folk music, with echos of Wagner and Liszt.
A Bibliography of the Works of All the Members of the Brontë Family…
Ian Hodgkins and The Oak Knoll Press, 2000
8vo. (24x15cm), 210 pages. Generally a very clean copy, with a slight creasing to the pages including the title page. The front endpaper wrinkled.
In the publisher’s hardback binding, very bright. A small white mark on the edge of the back board.