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1 Procter, B.W. Bryan Waller, aka Barry Cornwall. Autograph Letter, Signed.

Dated 25 Bedford Square, Tuesday, 16 Nov. (no year, but paper watermarked 1827). To Mr. Hall, probably Samuel Carter Hall, giving condolences for his unidentified loss, asking about Mrs. Hall, and transacting a little business. Samuel Hall was a journalist and magazine editor. In 1839 he edited the "Art Union Monthly Journal"; he soon became its principal proprietor. He exposed the common English practise of forging Great Master paintings, so effectively that eventually the genuine article became almost unsaleable -- a Raphael going for seven pounds and a Titian for four (DNB). From this letter: "I send a little notice of Titian....(and) I hope to be able to get something ready for you in two or three weeks -- that is to say for your Jany No. but at present I am much engaged with law business." One sheet folded to make four pages, one is used. Folded as though for mailing. A little soiling, a Very Good letter. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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2 Bryan Waller Procter Cornwall, Barry Charles Lamb. A Memoir.

Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1866. First American edition. Original purple cloth, gilt and blind. Some wear, endpapers cracked at hinges, two gatherings starting. A Good copy. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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3 Procter, Bryan Barry Cornwall. English Songs and Other Small Poems.

London: Edward Moxon, 1832. First edition. Original embossed green cloth, gilt. "His last important contribution to poetry....with....a preface announcing his farewell to poetry." (DNB). Siegfried Sassoon's copy with his monogram label on the front pastedown. Cloth somewhat soiled but little wear except for chipping to the top of the spine. Cloth had not been used as a binding material for very long. A Very Good copy. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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4 Procter, Bryan Waller Barry Cornwall. English Songs, and Other Small Poems.

London: Edward Moxon, 1832. First edition. Original publisher's full green leather, gilt-lettered and -decorated, all edges gilt. Leather worn at the edges. Top of front flyleaf neatly clipped, as though removing an ownership marking. Light foxing to prelims. A Good, sound copy. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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5 Procter, Bryan Waller Barry Cornwall, Anne B. Procter. Four Autograph Letter(s), Signed.

Three of them to Mrs. Lionel Lucas (Helen, nee Goldsmid), and one to "Emma". Two sweet, charming letters congratulating Helen on her upcoming marriage (in 1855), declaring that if he was not married he would look for a girl just like Helen. Ten years later, her husband having died (in 1862), he thanks her for the gift of some flowers, and makes some flattering remarks about her. In the third letter, his wife, Anne, writes to Helen in 1862, probably on the death Mr. Lucas, sympathizing for her "terrible loss". Helen Goldsmid Lucas was very active in philanthropy, especially in Jewish causes. The fourth letter is from Bryan Procter to "Emma", from the content clearly a youngster, dated 1864, very sweet, full of small talk, flattery, teasing and encouragement. Emma was likely Helen's daughter, as Procter refers to "your uncle Sir Francis" -- Sir Francis Henry Goldsmid was Helen Lucas' brother. Four letters, 10 pp., includes one envelope. All are Very Good to Fine. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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