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[ Oliver Goldsmith ]

Documents: Subject: Statue in London

A correspondence with Clement Shorter concerning the placing of a statue of Oliver Goldsmith (a replica of Foley's in Dublin) somewhere in London. Shorter had suggested this in "The Sphere", etc. The collection comprises ten letters and three related newspaper clippings, dating 7 June 1912 to 27...

Literature £150.00
[ Park Keeper in 1796 ]

Manuscript headed "June 24th 1796 Terms proposed to Henry Adams as Park Keeper at [Broadgate?]

Two pages, 4to, stained and damaged with minor loss of text, fold marks, terms as follows: wages 25 gns, not to rent land or take any other employment but Lord Stamfords, "To be allowed to keep two horses in the Stable Lawn for carrying out venison, "To have the Lodge [House] . . . , To have the...

Natural History £45.00
[ Robert Cruikshank ]

The Spirit of the public journals for the year M.DCCC.XXIII: Being an impartial selection of the most exquisite essays and jeux d'esprits ...

Illustrated by [George] Cruikshank, pp.[xviii].556, 8vo, hf.lea., apparently rebacked (inc. corners), front board detached, contemporary marbled boards and endpapers, covers bumped, contents sound and clean.

Literature £150.00
[ SHOE MANUFACTURE ] J. SEARS & CO. (TRUE-FORM BOOT CO) LIMITED, NORTHAMPTON

A COLLECTION OF PRINTED AND MANUSCRIPT ITEMS,

1. 1910/1911: Manuscript record of stock situation at the various branches. At the other end of this book are stock and production records within the factory.2. Early 1900's: Another manuscript record giving the names of various suppliers of shoes together with cost and selling prices.3. 1915/...

Social history £450.00
[ Thomas Bowen, Justice of the Peace ]

Manuscript document headed "Bristol Memorandum".[Americana]

Manuscript, one page, folio, chipped and other minor defects, text clear and complete. "That on the Eight day of April on ye Seenth . . . . . . Personally appeared be fore Thomas Bowen Esq one of His Majesties Justice of ye Peace for ye County of Bristol --- Benjamin Slack of Attleborough in ye...

History £250.00
['Marie Lloyd', stage name of Matilda Alice Victoria Wood (1870-1922), wife of Percy Charles Courtenay; London music hall]

Newpaper cutting entitled 'ASSAULTING AN ACTRESS.'

The cutting consists of the two outer columns of pp.11 and 12, measuring 42 x 15.5 cm, with the article on Marie Lloyd, consisting of forty-four lines of text, covering roughly 12 x 6 cm of the inner column. Good, though a little aged and frayed at extremities, with the article with one small...

Music and Theatre £18.00
[...Thoms?]

Autograph letter signed to Triphook, 21 Golden Square.

One page, 4to, small tears, small piece missing, dulled, fold marks, spike hole, but text readable. "If you will go to Cockburn & Cos branch at Whitehall they will pay you £5.8- I am sorry it escaped my memory. I enclose you a list of the contents of 5 vols of Old Plays which I am offered...

Book Trade History £45.00
[?] Baker; the Bolton Guardian [Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield; William Ewart Gladstone; Victorian anti-semitism; nineteenth-century judaism]

Offprint entitled 'Two Remarkable Letters to Lord Beaconsfield on Trade and Peace.' ['Lord Beaconsfield and Trade' by 'JEW', and 'Lord Beaconsfield and Peace' by 'RABBI'.]

In three columns of small type on one side of a piece of unwatermarked wove paper, dimensions 39.5 x 29 cm. Text clear and complete, on aged and lightly creased paper. Four short closed tears at the extremities of folds. An unusual production, docketed in pencil in a contemporary hand at the...

History £150.00
[11 DOWNING STREET, WHITEHALL] Arthur Wellesley Peel, 1st Viscount Peel, and Sir Henry William Primrose

Autograph Letter Signed by Primrose to R. F. Ford, together with fragment of letter in Primrose's hand [as Peel's secretary?], signed by Peel.

Peel (1829-1912) was a Liberal politician and Speaker of the House of Commons. Primrose (1846-1923) was a Privy Councillor, Secretary to Gladstone and Speaker of the House of Commons. Both items are 3 pages, on 16mo bifoliates. Both are creased and discoloured. Between 1873 and 1874 Peel was...

History £45.00
[A.J. Balfour] Arthur James Balfour, sometime Prime Minister

Three (Secretarial) Notes Signed to J. Arthur Hutton, of the British Cotton Growing Association. And corrected draft giving conclusions of a meting.

Six pages, 8vo, some edges dusty but mainly good condition. (1892) He can't leave the House of Commons at 5 o'clock. (March 1905) Thanks Hutton for a copy of the Proceedings at the Banquet of the British Cotton Growing Association, and for references in it to Balfour's contributions to the "...

Book Trade History £125.00