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    James Doyle (1822-1892) Autograph Letter to his Father Richard Doyle Signed, With Early Original Ink Drawings. March 18, 1843. From the collection of Zita Books.

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    James Doyle (1822-1892). Autograph Letter to His Father Richard Doyle Signed, With Early Original Drawings. March 18, 1843. Two 8 x 10-inch sheets, with text and drawings on both sides. Toning and wear to edges, with two horizontal and two vertical creases. Overall very good. James Doyle was the son of the famous illustrator Richard Doyle, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's cousin. Clearly from a talented family, James Doyle was somewhat of an illustrator in his own right, as evidenced by these charming original ink drawings. This earlier letter to his father describes a military parade which he attended at Woolwich Common. The original drawings scattered throughout the letter depict various mounted officers whom he would have seen at the parade. Doyle humorously describes an officer who is "so fat that it is a mystery to me how he... reach[ed] the saddle."

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