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    Sale 5141

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts

    12 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 141

    AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION. A collection of autograph letters and signed items, the majority English, 19th Century, including a number addressed to members of the Rothschild and Sassoon families, the signatories including:

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    AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION. A collection of autograph letters and signed items, the majority English, 19th Century, including a number addressed to members of the Rothschild and Sassoon families, the signatories including:

    MUSICAL: Johann STRAUSS the younger (on engraved title page of Promenade Quadrille), Nellie MELBA, Yehudi Menuhin, Victorien Sardou; LITERARY: George Gissing, John Galsworthy, Anatole France, Emile Zola (envelope only) and Marie Corelli; POLITICAL: David LLOYD GEORGE (1921, offering a knighthood), Richard COBDEN, Queen VICTORIA (1870, remitting the sentence of a deserter), Edward VII, Lord Randolph Churchill, Henry Grattan, 8th Duke of Devonshire (as Marquess of Hartington); ARTISTS: including Sir John Everett MILLAIS (1892, addressed to 'Mrs de Rothschild') and Benjamin Constant; and others including Sir Richard Owen and Amy Johnson (photograph signed), ;

    approximately 160 items in total, including approximately 20 addressed to Mrs Leopold de Rothschild (and one fragment of a letter by her), and 7 addressed to Mrs [Arthur] Sassoon.

    Marie Perugia (1862-1937), daughter of a Triest merchant, Achille Perugia, married Leopold de Rothschild in 1881. He sister Louise married Arthur Sassoon.


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