Feb 20, 2020 - Sale 2530

Sale 2530 - Lot 40

Price Realized: $ 3,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
OVER 180 AUTOGRAPHS BY VICTORIANS INCLUDING ANNOUNCEMENT OF LINCOLN'S DEATH (DISRAELI, BENJAMIN.) Monypenny and Buckle. The Life of Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield. Interleaved with over 180 autographs by Disraeli (most Signed "B," "Beaconsfield," or "D"), members of his cabinet (including many by Stafford Northcote), or other Victorian leaders in politics and religion, assembled by Disraeli's Assistant Private Secretary John Arrow Kempe. The Disraeli autographs include 5 ALsS, 7 ANsS, one AN, and an unsigned partly-printed note accomplished in holograph. Also includes a printed letter Signed by U.S. Envoy to the UK Charles Francis Adams, announcing the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Each autograph mounted or hinged to a blank leaf bound into one of the last four volumes. 6 volumes expanded to 8. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titling to spine and cover, moderately worn with chipped and faded backstrips; hinges cracked, foxing and offsetting to endpapers, few autographs coming loose. First edition. London: Murray, 1910-20; autographs: 1857-80

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William E. Gladstone (4) 14th Earl of Derby 15th Earl of Derby The Marquess of Salisbury Arthur Balfour Gathorne Hardy Charles Dilke Cardinal Manning E.B. Pusey Matthew Arnold J.A. Froude Cowper P. Coles Samuel White Baker others.
John Arrow Kempe (1846-1928) served in the British Treasury as Assistant Private Secretary to Disraeli in 1868 and, between 1874 and 1881, Private Secretary to the successive Chancellors of the Exchequer.