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[Rev. William Morris Mousley (b. 1828), son of the Rev. William Mousley, vicar of Cold Ashby, Northamptonshire; 'Tom Thumb'; the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly; 'Wizard' Jacobs, conjuror and ventriloquist]

Manuscript 'Journal of a Tour to London' in 1844 [by William Morris Mousley of Cold Ashby, Northamptonshire?], including descriptions of visits to 'Tom Thumb' at the Egyptian Hall, and to 'Wizard' Jacobs, the magician and ventriloquist, in Dover

12mo, 39 pp. Stitched into original coloured wraps decorated with pastel-coloured rainbow stripes. Text clear and complete. Good, on aged paper. The final two pages of the volume contain crude sketches in coloured pencil (figure seated on steps of country cottage, a clump of trees, ships at sea...

£950.00
[Louis Capet (Louis XVI]

Decret[s] de la Convention Nationale [two decrees relating to Louis XVI]

A. Décret de la Convention Nationale du Août 1793 . . . Relatif aux Créanciers de la Liste civile, & aux Dettes contractées par Louis Capet No.1410/No.1220, 2; [2 blank], bifolium, edges frayed, some staining, text clear and complete. B. Décret de la Convention Nationale du 19e. jour de...

French, History, Royalty £180.00 Decret[s] de la Convention Nationale [two decrees relating to Louis XVI]
Jack Pritchard, British furniture designer (1899–1992).

Autograph Letter Signed Jack Pritchard, furniture designer, to Molly [Rosemary (Molly) Cooke], his future wife, a sprightly letter with eccentric presentation about a book she apparently published anonymously .

Two pages, 8vo, four pages of bifolium used as if two, grubby at folds, a little text obscured but readable, with corrections and crossings out. Dear Molly. Well what have you women been doing? | I have just got your book | 'Sunshine & Shadow' A book of Cambridge Womens Verse! | Just as well...

Art and Architecture, Literature £225.00 Autograph Letter Signed Jack Pritchard, furniture designer
Admiral Thomas Williams (then Captain of the "Vanguard).

Manuscript (part prob.)signed by Williams as Captain and by the gunner [Jack?] Mathers.

Two pages, c.8" x 8" (probably lacking half a folio leaf), pages, entitled "An Account of Gunner's Stores returned into Store &c from His Majesty's Ship Vanguard, Sir Thomas Williams, Kt. Captain between the 27th February 1801 and the 30th November 1801, pages columnised under headings: Time...

Military and Naval History £450.00
[Printed act of the United Kingdom parliament.] Chapter 60. An Act to constitute a Federal Council of Australasia. [14th August 1885.]

9pp. [paginated ii+ 7], 8vo. Disbound. Fair, on lightly-aged paper, with first leaf loose. Government stamp at head of first page: 'SUPPLIED FOR THE PUBLIC SERVICE'. The first two pages (paginated i-ii) give an 'Arrangement of Sections'. An historic document, almost never found alone: no copies...

£950.00
[Cheltenham Ladies' College]

[Pamphlets] "Training Department of the Cheltenham Ladies' College" (2) AND " "Prospectus of the Cheltenham Ladies' College Teachers' Training Department" (12)

Two 8vo pamphlets entitled "Training Department of the Cheltenham Ladies' College" , 1899 and 1903, with twelve (12) pamphlets entitled "Prospectus of the Cheltenham Ladies' College Teachers' Training Department", unbound, c.9-11 pages each, 8vo, with Board of Education stamps, numbers and...

£120.00
Grant Richards.

Autograph Letter Signed and two Typed Notes Signed to J.G. Wilson, Chairman of Bumpus's.

Publisher and author (1872-1948). All one page, 4to, fold marks, sl. grubby but text clear. (ALS) "Dear Wilson/ I have been meaning for several days to see whether you were not free to lunch, and now comes your note. Will you lunch on Tuesday? I hope you will./ Those advertisements? Why, I...

Book Trade History £150.00
J. Pearson & Co. (Booksellers: London)

Two hundred books from the libraries of the world's greatest book collectors : Grolier (1479-1565) to Beckford (1759-1844)

vi, 126 p., 1 l : plates (partly fold.) facsim, covers worn and soiled, weat and tear to the deckle-edges, hinge strain, contents complete and clear. Printed by the Chiswick Press. From the Reference Library of (Albert) Winifred Myers, autograph-dealer, note by a company hand inserted with basic...

Book Trade History £100.00
Léon Lalanne [Léon Louis Chrétien Lalanne] (1811-1892), French engineer and mathematician [François Napoléon Marie Moigno [Abbé Moigno] (1804-1884), French mathematician]

Autograph Letter Signed ('L. Lalanne') to 'Monsieur l'abbé Moigno', ed. "Cosmos".

12mo, 1 p, 7 lines. Good, with the address on the verso of the second leaf of the bifolium, which also carries the broken red wafer. Written in French. An interesting communication between two of the leading lights of French nineteenth-century mathematics. Lalanne describes Moigno as 'toujours...

French £85.00
Rutherford Mayne, pseud. [i.e. Samuel Waddell], Irish playwright.

The Troth. A Play in One Act

First edition. Original green wraps, title in red, 14pp, 8vo, wraps frayed and sunned (or grubby) at edges, contents good. Scarce: COPAC lists two copies (BL and NLS).

Music and Theatre £125.00