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

The Turn of the Road. . . A Play in Two Scenes and An Epilogue

First edition. Original green wraps, title in red, 14pp, 8vo, wraps partially detached, frayed and sunned (or grubby) at edges, contents good. INSCRIBED by the author: "To Norman Morrow / With the compliments of the Author//". Morrow was a member of a family which involved itself in set design...

Music and Theatre £200.00
"Dr. Williams" .

Autograph Letter, third person, to Bohte.

One page, 4to, small portion torn off with small loss of text, dusted, text mainly clear. "Dr. Williams is obliged to return to Mr. Bohte the following articles contained in the last parcel-/ Acta Soc. vol.6th. - This work never taken by the Library / der Pflanzen/ American Med. Botany/ With...

Book Trade History £50.00
"Festus" Bailey

Autograph Note Signed to S. Colllinson, poet.

P.J. Bailey, Poet. One page, 8vo, letter in good condition, the name "'Festus' Bailey" in red ink top left corner. He thanks his correspondent for a "little volume of poems" which have given him pleasure, and many of which "give evidence of pure and true feeling & graceful fancy". Collinson...

Literature £50.00
"Mr Parry".

Autograph Note Signed to "Mr McCreery/ 21 Took's Court, Chancery Lane

One page (prob. from larger sheet divided since part of an address survives at bottom, 4to, poor condition but text clear and complete. "When Mr Parry returns the enclosed Proof (which he begs to have again soon) for press, he will be able to send copy enough to complete the next sheet. What he...

Book Trade History £45.00
"Ollamh"

The Story of Shane O'Neill, Hereditary Prince of Ulster

88pp., 2pp. Publisher's Catalogue. Scarce: No copy on AddAll, and COPAC lists copies only at BL, Oxford, NLS. Original paper boards bound into modern green paper wraps with title label on front, restoring a copy with contents in good condition, but fragile, stained and damaged covers.

Literature £100.00