2677 - 2864 MANUSCRIPTS, AUTOGRAPHS, DOCUMENTS
- Lacking first (blank?) leaf; lvs. occas. trifle thumbed; nevertheless a fine album.
= Remarkable album showing 58 drawings of men and 3 of women. They all wear traditional costume and are either smoking, drinking or playing the violin or the flute. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCVII.
- All lvs. central vertical fold; a few lvs. w. (sm.) hole near lower edge. Frontwr. dam.
- A few foxed spots. Otherwise fine.
= Calligrapher not traced. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCVIII.
- Numerous flattened creases; doubled w. Japanese; several closed holes; w. overall sl. foxing/ soiling.
= "Hier kom ik wonder net, met yets aardig draagen, En dat met Pen en inkt, en een Pampiere Wagen, De Paarden zyn het breyn, den breydel zijn de sinnen, De wieken van mijn breijn, die roep ik flux na binnen (...)".
- Trifle frayed.
= Pieter van Winter was the son of the author Nicolaas Simon van Winter.
- AND 14 similar calligraphed leaves by the same. - AND 13 calligraphed oblong folio leaves by various hands, pen and ink, prob. all early 19th cent.
= I.a. Jean-Pierre Aumont, Joan Blondell, Pierre Brasseur, Karl Ludwig Diehl, Errol Flynn, Jean Gabin, Ray Milland, Ramon Novarro, Anny Ondra, Lilli Palmer, Loretta Young and Rolf Wanka.
- Mounted on board; traces of tape in corners; some old creases.
= Publicity still for Getting Acquainted, showing Phyllis Allen, Mabel Normand, Mack Swain and Charlie Chaplin. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCVIII.
15x9 cm., with autograph "Very best wishes [signature]" in pen and ink. - Upper part of photograph reattached w. tape.
AND a copy of J.A. DEELDER, Portret van Olivia de Havilland (Amst., 1985, orig. wr. With autogr. signed dedication).
- Sunned. = From a formerly UACC registered dealer with his business card.
= Letter to Stephanie Herman to thank her "a million" to write her [Shirley MacLaine] "such a warm and thoughtful letter". Apparently Herman advised MacLaine, visited her and offered help with the research on Amelia Earhart. In 1976 MacLaine produced and starred in a film biography of Amelia Earhart. On the offered help MacLaine says: "(...) but i must tell you that the script is completely written and fairly soon after my engagement at Las Vegas, we'll begin filming (...).My help situation is pretty well settled and I am fortunate in that I don't have to make changes over the years in that respect".
AND a SIGNED copy of S. MACLAINE, You Can Get There from Here (New York, 1975, orig. cl. w. dustwr.).
- Formerly folded, with repaired/ strengthened split folds and weak spots in upper margin; first line rendered illegible due to splitting of fold; sl. waterstained.
= Short note concerning a visit by Charles and "Gustaf", asking Charles to bring along two kilograms of tobacco.
= E.H. Crone, merchant and art collector, at one point possessed 67 oil paintings and 9 watercolours, mainly of the Haagse School, and about 700 pieces of porcelain and other ceramics from China, Japan and Indonesia. Fifty-four paintings were bought by the Gemeentemuseum The Hague with the aid of the Vereniging Rembrandt in 1964. This archive contains a large number of documents (official but also private) listing the works of art for the purpose of insurance, value assessment (for inheritance), loaning and selling, from late 19th century to the 1960s. The album also contains several newspaper clippings concerning the art collection (provided by the CPB). And with some ms. genealogical documents (dating back to the 18th cent.) on the Muller/ Thuret families, in which Crone's wife Helena Muller was born, and the estate Reijgersbroeck near the Gaasperplas, owned by the Muller family. Also incl. a cordbound booklet w. 12 mounted photographs showing the "Verzameling E.H. Crone zooals die zich bevond in het huis Hobbemastraat 12 van 1909 tot 1945" (manuscr. title-piece) and a Naamlijst der Bezoekers Collectie E.H. Crone (private gilt blindst. leather album containing signatures of people visiting the collection, starting in 1899 (when the collection was kept in Crone's home at Keizersgracht 58, Amsterdam) until 1984 (when most of the collection could be seen at the The Hague Gemeentemuseum)).
- Six documents with large stamp "Onbruikbaar" and the same ms. annot. concerning the payment of the obligation in 1950.
= Some names: "De Heere Magelstraat", "De Heer L. de Casembrood", "Rodolphus de Man", "Juffrouw Catherina van Royesteyn" and "Andreas Frisius".
= Concerning hereditary tenure in which Nella, widow of Henricus Scoemaker and daughter of Matthias Rademaker promises to make payments to Oederadis, widow of Johannes and daughter of Mathias Rotifer (Rademaker).
- First quire loose; occas. trifle browned/ foxed; contemp. owner's entry/ scribblings on two blank pages. Binding rubbed, w. a few tiny wormholes in backstrip.
= Very rich collection of devotional texts, "zur Verehrung deß bitter Leijden Christi, und Mutter Gottes Maria dan allen H. Angeln, als auch verschidenen H.H. Gottes: mittelst überauß krafftigen Morgen, Abends Meeß Beicht und Communion wie auch Officijs, Litaneijen, und allerhand schönen Gebettern" (continuation title), in a well-legible hand (occas. in Sütterlin). Pp. 666-688 are numbered but otherwise without text. The large number of plates consists of mainly German/ Austrian devotional images (some engraver's/ publisher's names: Elias Neffenthaler, A. and J. Schmuzer, F.L. Schmitner, J. du Pont (publ. in Paris) and "Wienn beym Kupferstecher dem Kay. Ball-Hauss hinüber"). "GroßCom(m)orn" is probably the town Komárom/ Komárno, situated between Bratislava and Budapest.
- Monochr. plates (sl.) foxed (final plate browned). Joints expertly restored. Fine copy.
= With AUTOGRAPH SIGNED LETTER mounted on first blank: "1 Devonshire Terrace/ Regents Park. Seventh December 1841. My Dear Sir. I send you the draft warrant of attorney, in which I have made a very slight interlineation. Faithfully Yours [signed] [followed by two illegible words]". Later issue of the 1st ed.: p.123, line 17 with "sister" and p.160, line 6 up with "letter". Eckel p.64; Sadleir 695. From the library of the author Albert Louis Cotton, with his bookplate on upper pastedown. A desirable copy. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCIX.
- A few sl. worn/ dam.
= Comprises passports from the Netherlands, birth certificates from Italy and health documents from Germany.
= Two of the letters concern Albert Kinross's WW I novel God and Tony Hewitt (London, 1925), about which Conan Doyle says in the undated letter: "I wrote my keen appreciation of Tony Hewitt in the Author's Club. Perhaps it has now reached you (...)". He goes on to ask Kinross to read his "Land of Mist", the novel of Doyle wrote in the years after the death of his son Kingsley in WWI and which reflects his interest in the matter of life after death. "As we all have to die it is inconceivable that anyone should not be interested in what follows death (...) I hope that my ten years of unbroken work may have had some share in the change [referring to the "ridiculous misrepresentations, clerical, scientific, journalistic and God knows what"]." In the letter dated "July 17" Doyle also stresses his admiration for the novel and vents his anger at the modern "wretched critics who imagine always that if a thing is clear it must be shallow." The two letters that are dated "Feb. 20" and "Feb. 28" both refer to an unspecified occurrence not referable for us, in which someone was apparently offended by something that Doyle wrote: "I am sending a copy of the book in the Author's Club library. Please have a look at the passage - it is about Chap. III I think, and tell me frankly if you think that there is anything offensive. If it had been said of me it would have amused me. I wrote however to this ladys friend M. Nicholson (I think that's the man) and to Hamlin Garland [American author] saying I was sorry if I had unwittingly offended anyone (...)." (letter of February 20) and "(...) Of course I knew nothing of this Hospital. I have asked the American Publisher however to put a slip in to say that [...ley's (?)] friends do not accept that view. (...)." The postcard, addressed to Charles Kinross, finally, reads as follows: "Dear Sir, It is very safe in Chapman's hands. I dont think I could add anything. A. Conan Doyle." Possibly Charles Kinross, the author of The Ballad of John Dunn and Other Poems (1910). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCIX.
= Letter to his unnamed Dutch translator, writing about Dr Paul Seidel (brother of his son in law), art historian, who will be staying in Amsterdam for a while and expressing his gratitude for any help that his correspondent can give him in practical and academic matters. Also stating that he is glad that his correspondent has agreed to translate his new work for him.
AND 2 others: a cut out section of a postcard with SIGNATURE of GEORG EBERS and a short AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED by FANNY LEWALD STAHR to unidentified recipient (pen and ink, dated "Scheveningen d. 11/ aug. 84". Apparently to an old friend, whom she is glad to see again after so many years).