Surgeon, Astley Cooper's mentor (DNB), author of medical works. Three pages, 8vo, crude repairs to tears on folds, laid down, text clear and complete. He writes, "That disorder in a horse which constitutes a Roarer, is caused by a membranous projection in a part of the wind pipe (technically called the larynx). It is a consequence . . . [he continues ] . . . "A Roarer is not therefore a diseased horse . . . When a horse is in strong action, his breathing becomes proportionatley quickened . . . and thus the roaring noise is produced. The existence of this in a Stallion cannot be of any consequence. It cannot be propagated any more than a broken bone or any other accident." A typewritten note on the reverse of the backing describes this as "Mr Cline's treatise on 'Roaring' in horses and that the two writers of additional letters (present and described below) were John Port, "The famous racehorse trainer and J.H. Shorthouse, author, who "founded the Sporting Times" (no evidence found for this statement). WITH: Autograph Letter Signed, Carshalton, no date, by J.H. Shorthouse to C.R. Randolph. Author of "John Inglesant" and other novels (DNB). Two pages, 8vo, remnants of laying down process at edge marginally affecting text, text complete and clear. He is returning a letter by Henry Cline (present - see above for description), thanking Randolph for letting him have a look. His wife has taken a copy of it "and perhaps some day I may publish it with a few comments. AND: Autograph Note Signed from John Porter, Distinguished Racehorse Trainer, to "General" (presumably Randolph, the recipient of Shorthouse's letter), one page, 8vo, 17 Sept. [1887?], laid down, good condition, saying "Thanks for enclosed he [presumably Cline] he may be right in his opinion". Three items, N° de ref. de la librería
Título: Autograph Letter Signed to Richard Wilson
Editorial: Lincolns Inn Fields, 22 Nov.
Año de publicación: 1821
Descripción 'Theatre | Thursday Evg.' No place or date but before, 1834. 1p., 12mo. Bifolium, addressed on second leaf to 'Rd. Wilson Esqr | Lincolns Inn Fields'. In good condition, with light signs of age and wear. The letter begins: 'My dear Sir | I have so much responsibility on my shoulders in the new farce that I really dare not venture into society on those days on which I perform in it.' If he had a holiday he would accept Wilson's 'polite invitation', 'but so situated I am sorry to say it is impossible'. Laid down beneath the address on the second leaf is a cutting of an engraved cartoon titled 'A Great Friend in a Little House', captioned 'The greatest actor that ever appeared on any stage - saving Mathews, Yates, and Reeves', and showing an elephant and the three actors. According to the History of Parliament, Wilson was 'one of the Whig theatrical circle, Sheridan (whom he introduced to William Stone ‘the traitor’) and Joseph Richardson being friends of his'. Nº de ref. del artículo: 17442