Lieut.-General Sprot [John Sprot (1830-1907) of Riddell House, Roxburghshire], Honorary Colonel of the Princess Louise's Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders [Major Thomas Fraser King (d.1928)]
Printed for private circulation only. [Edinburgh: Gordon Wilson, Printer, 47 Thistle Street.] Vol. 1, 1906; vol. 2, 1907.
2 vols, 8vo. Vol.1 (1906):  + 106 +  + 17. Vol.2 (1907):  + 97pp. Both volumes with frontispieces and several plates. Both in original red cloth bindings with Sprot's crest in gilt on front board, and all edges gilt. Both in fair condition, on lightly-aged paper, and with the first volume (despite slight damp staining to the binding and damage to one plate) better and brighter than the second, which has wear at the foot of the spine.
"Printed in Edinburgh, Scotland, for the Colophon, April 1932"
Cloth-backed boards, pp. + frontis., 4to, edges and corners rubbed, sl hinge strain, Title on upper cover, frontis (illustration of Bentley bindings), pages within red borders. This is an offprint (no. 44 of 50 copies only) of Sadleir's essay in "The Colophon" in 1932, which later appeared in a slightly revised form in "Nineteenth-Century Fiction", vol.II, revisions of "style rather than content". This copy was apparently acquired by Roger Senhouse, co-owner of Secker & Warburg, in 1936 (according to a note by Alex Fothergill, bookseller, former owner).
'A Bird at Bromsgrove' [pseudonym of John Crane of Bromsgrove] [Grafton & Reddell, printers, Birmingham]
The Seventh Edition, with Additions. Birmingham: Printed by Grafton & Reddell; for the Author. 1801.
36pp., 18mo. With frontispiece (preceding half-title) of 'I. CRANE / BROMSGROVE', showing a crane and a carriage lamp, within a circular border reading 'To make the Watch go faster turn the Regulator to the right & Slower the Contrary'. Side stitched in original pink printed wraps. In fair condition, in worn and lightly-stained wraps. Nicely printed on wove paper with 'LLOYD 1795' watermark. Poem titled 'Introduction' on p.5, followed by the title poem on pp.7-36. No copy of this attractive edtion on either COPAC or WorldCat, nor of any other printed by Grafton & Reddell.
[Queen Victoria's speech on the State Opening of Parliament, 1877.] [Benjamin Disraeli; Tory Party; Conservative Party]
London: Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, Printers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty. 1877.
4 pp, folio. Paginated  to 4. Bifolium. Fair, on lightly-aged paper, with some damage to margins of first leaf on removal from album. Docketed in a contemporary hand 'The last Speech Sent to Papa 1877'. Subjects include the Balkans, Bulgaria and Turkey (hostilities, armistice, Ottoman Empire, etc); her Imperial title assumed at Delhi; famine in India, transvaal Republic causing trouble for natives; other Bills (Ireland etc). No copy on COPAC.
Alan Anderson; Cecil Woolf; Moray McLaren [Norman Douglas]
'On display during July 1952 at Edinburgh Central Library | George IV Bridge | Edinburgh'. [Printed by McLagan & Cumming, Edinburgh.]
'This Bibliographical Catalogue, compiled by Cecil Woolf and Alan Anderson, is limited to two hundred copies.' 8vo, 9 pp. In original green printed wraps. Good, on lightly-aged paper, with single manuscript correction in green ink. Full-page introduction on Douglas by Moray McLaren. Scarce: the only copies on COPAC at Oxford, the British Library, and the National Library of Scotland.
'T. H. S.' [Sir Thomas Henry Sanderson (1841-1923) of the Foreign Office] [Sir Victor Wellesley (1876-1954), diplomat]
Dated 'October 1891.'
8vo, 14 pp (followed by blank leaf). Unbound and stitched. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper. Drophead title. With 'PRIVATE' in print in the top left-hand corner of the first page, and '' in the bottom left-hand corner. Dated in type at end 'T. H. S. | October 1891.' Sanderson's inscription, at the head of the first page, reads 'From the Author | [signed] S | Sept. 1918'. From the collection of Sir Victor Wellesley, and with two marginal notes by him.
[London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1832.]
12mo, 18 pp (paginated 21-38) + one engraving (facing p.24). Good, on lightly-aged paper, with the engraving somewhat foxed; in good modern grey card wraps, marbled endpapers, and printed label on front. First appearance in printed form. On nine leaves disbound from 'The Keepsake for MDCCCXXXII', edited by Frederic Mansel Reynolds. Mary Shelley's story is on the seventeen pages 22-38, with the drophead title 'THE DREAM. | BY THE AUTHOR OF FRANKENSTEIN. | Chi dice mal d'amore | Dice una falsità. | ITALIAN SONG.' The engraving, by Charles Heath from Miss L. Sharpe, is titled 'Constance'.
Folio, [iv] + 78 + [iv]. Stitched with ribbon. In original red printed wraps. Fair, on lightly-aged paper, in worn wraps. A luxury production, with all edges gilt, and the central 78 pp of text printed on shiny art paper, with four leaves (two before and two after the paginated text) of illustrations on thicker paper, with each of the eight pages with a gilt border.
Messrs. Fuller, Horsey, Sons & Cassell, Auctioneers, 11, Billiter Square, London, E.C. [The Soho Foundry, Smethwick, Birmingham; W. & T. Avery; engineering; trade catalogue]
May, 1896. [London: Messrs. Fuller, Horsey, Sons & Cassell, Auctioneers, 11, Billiter Square, London, E.C.]
8vo, 43 pp. In original grey printed wraps. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper, in discoloured wraps. Title taken from front wrap. Title-page reads, in abridged form: 'By order of Messrs. W. & T. Avery, Limited, who have recently acquired the Freehold. | Soho Foundry, Smethwick, Birmingham. To Engineers, Boiler Makers and Others.
Peter Kropotkin [Prince Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin], anarchist and writer.
London, "Freedom Office", 1898
pp., 12mo, printed wraps, sewn as issued, covers (pp. & slightly stained, mainlyfair condition. Inscribed on title ([p), To Mrs A. Dryhurst | with heartiest New Year's Greetings | P. Kropotkin". Mrs A. [N.F.] Dryhurst, mother of Sylvia Lynd, poet and novelist, sometime secretary to H.W. Nevinson, political activist.
Robert Robinson, of Cambridge [K. Anderson, Printer, Newcastle]
Printed for and sold by J. Marshall, Bookseller, Gateshead. Sold also by the Booksellers in Newcastle, Shields, Sunderland, Durham, &c. and Longman, Hurst, and Co. London. K. Anderson, Printer, Newcastle. 1805.
12mo, 48 pp. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper. Rebound in the twentieth century in worn workmanlike blue wraps, with the outer edges of the pamphlet rounded off. The text of the work covers pp.3-40; with the 'Brief Account' on pp.41-48. A scarce piece of provincial printing: no copy in the British Library or on COPAC, and the only copy on WorldCat at the New York Public Library.
Reprinted by permission of 'The Illustrated Weekly of India,' Bombay, .
pp., 12mo, original printed wraps, foxed , otherwise good condition. Date '1945' in pencil on front (title), aimed at soldiers returning to England. After title, "With the compliments of the Deolali Transit Camp" (see Wikipedia, Deolali transit camp was a transit camp for British troops in Deolali, India, notorious for its unpleasant environment, boredom, and the psychological problems of soldiers that passed through it.
[The Stage Society; ?Allan Wade (1881 – 1955), actor, theatre director and writer, bibliographer of Yeats.]
Unbound, 4-16pp, 8vo and 4to, minor damage to two, mainly good condition. Articles, reviews, programmes, information, advertisements. In the first number, for example, there is an introductory, anticipations of Gorki's "Lower Depths", a Brieuz, and Shaw's "Caesar and Cleopatra", "New Members Elected" (inc. Mrs Pethwick-Lawrence), events, former productions, "Managing Committee", "Rules for 1903-1904", "Bye_law (e.g. removal of hats by Ladies), and advertisements.
Birmingham, Printed for Thomas Groom, Islington Row, no date [Groom's trade dates in BBTI 1835-1850 but a child former owner has added the date 19 Feb. 1818]
[continued] in the UNited States of America to which is appended an Extract of a Letter from Mrs Wade, of the Burman Mission. Chapbook, 32pp., 16mo, blue paper wraps, poor condition (worn, stained, partly detached), some names of former (young) owners (mainly Master George Creed) crudely written on inside cover (missing front ep?) and back ep recto. There is a note on p., implying an earlier edition, "The only abridgment in this edition is a few lines, recommending the formation of Plain Dress Societies in America." However, COPAC records only one copy Bodley, imprint Bristol 1840).
[Ernest Brown & Phillips Ltd, The Leicester Galleries, Leicester Square, London; Ethelbert White; Jacob Epstein]
March 1950; Claridge, Lewis & Jordan Ltd., 68-70 Wardour Street, W.1. [London]
16mo, 8 pp. On art paper. In yellow printed wraps printed in orange. Good, with minor spotting around staples. Thirty-six items by White on pp.2-5, preceded by a biographical note. Twenty-five items by Epstein on pp.6-7, headed by 'LAZARUS (Carving in Hopton Wood stone)'. Scarce: only two copies on COPAC, and none on viaLibri.
George Bubb Dodington (1691-1762), Baron of Melcombe Regis [Henry Penruddocke Wyndham (1736-1819), Whig politician and topographer]
Dublin: Printed by William Porter, for Messrs. Price, Moncrieffe, Exshaw, Jenkin, Wilson, Walker, Beatty, Burton, White, Byrne, Whitestone, Cash, Heery, and Marchbank. 1784.
First Dublin edition. 12mo, xiv + 346 pp. Good tight copy on lightly-aged paper. In original worn tree calf binding, with remains of red label gilt on spine and no free endpapers. Subtitled 'Now first published from his Lordship's original manuscripts. By Henry Penruddocke Wyndham.' Wyndham had inherited Dodington's papers from a relative, whose will requested him 'not to print or publish any of them, but those that are proper to be made publick, and such only, as may, in some degree, do honour to his memory'.
J. D. Harding [James Duffield Harding] (1797-1863), landscape painter and lithographer; CharLes Joseph Hullmandel (1789-1850), lithographer; Rudolf Ackermann (1764-1834), publisher; Richard Clay
The four prints: 'London, published by R. Ackermann, 96, Strand, 1833.' Prospectus of 'Elementary Art', for Harding by 'R. Clay, printer, Bread-street hill' . Advertisement for 'Hullmandel's Drawing Book': printed by Hullmandel for Ackermann.
The items are in fair condition, on aged paper. The source of the engravings is unclear: they may form a single number of the 'Lithographic Drawing Book', for which the engraved advertisement, which is slightly smaller in size, may have formed the cover, having since been trimmed down. The four engravings are each roughly 28 x 19 cm. They are stitched to one another and to a lightly-creased engraved advertisement (the back cover of a magazine number?), of the same dimensions, for 'Lithographic Works. Published by C. HULLMANDEL, and Sold by R. Ackermann & Co.
Rylands & Sons Ltd, jewellers, Manchester & Liverpool [1935 trade catalogue]
4to, 32 pp. On shiny art paper. Text and photographs clear and complete. Aged and worn, with slight rust damage from staples. The cover, showing the influence of Art Deco, is printed in green and black, the rest in black.
[A. F. Vallin; J. Manier; Paris International Exhibition, 1878]
New Edition. 1878. Madrid: Printed by Aribau & Co. (late de Rivadeneyra): Duque de Osuna, 3.
4to, 27 pp. Stitched. In original printed wraps. Text clear and complete. On aged paper, in worn and torn wraps. Stamps of the Education Department Library. Written in English, and filled with information about the educational systems of Europe, including Great Britain. Appendix (pp.26-27) of 'Data for the Sketch of a Map of Primary Instruction in 1880.' Scarce: no copy in the British Library or on COPAC; and the only copy on WorldCat at Harvard, where it is attributed to Vallin.
[Chamber of Commerce and Manufactures at Manchester; free trade; protectionism]
Fourth Thousand. London: Pelham Richardson, Cornhill; Ridgway, Piccadilly; Manchester: White & Carter, St. Ann's Square; and other Booksellers. [Manchester: Printed by White and Carter.]
8vo, 24 pp. Disbound. Text clear and complete. Contemporary ownership inscription at head of front cover: 'D Chalmer | 3 Clayes St'. Stamps of the New York Public Library on front cover and first page of text. On aged paper, with chipping to extremities. Scarce: the only copy of this fourth edition on COPAC at the British Library, and the only other copies of any other edition on COPAC - single copies of the first and third edition - both also at the British Library. John Rylands has 2 copies.
12mo, 10 pp. Text clear and complete. On aged and worn paper, with pin holes and a spike hole. Includes list of the 'Board of Management for 1907', accounts, 'Statement of Accounts, December 21st, 1901, to December 20th, 1906. Compiled by Mr. J. M. Longley, Treasurer and Chairman of the Finance and General Purposes Committee.' Also 'Report Presented at the Half-Yearly General Court, 27th Dec., 1906.' The 'Result of Poll', 'December Election, 1906', by Courtney, contains lists naming 'Successful Candidates' and 'Unsuccessful Candidates'.
80 lithographic prints, mostly hand-coloured, of drawings of indigenous peoples and tribal groups, made on a voyage to South America, Africa and Asia in 1933 by the Italian painter and film director Pier Antonio Gariazzo. With accompanying French letterpress. This collection of accomplished and beautifully-finished prints is a puzzle, with no apparent reference to it or to the letterpress among Gariazzo's published works.Each print on one side of a separate piece of thick laid paper, 24.5 x 32.5 cm. Numbered 1 to 82, with 61 and 63 lacking.
Second Edition [1901?]. London: The Twentieth Century Press, Limited, (Trade Union and 48 Hours), 37A Clerkenwell Green, E.C.
8vo, 12 pp. In original pink wraps (printed on all four sides), with photograph of London on front cover and 2-page list of 'Socialist Publications' on back wrap. A good copy, on lightly-aged paper, with minor rusting from staples. Preface, on inside front cover, states that London is 'one of the most brilliant writers of the day', and that the essay 'was awarded the prize in a contest held by the American "Cosmopolitan Magazine" in November, 1900'. Excessively Scarce: no copy in the British Library, and only one copy on COPAC, with only two copies (one defective) of the first edition.
Adam Crooks, Minister of Education, Education Department, Ontario, Canada.
Toronto: Printed by Hunter, Rose & Company. 1876.
8vo, 23 pp. In original yellow printed wraps. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper; wraps worn and with slight loss to a couple of corners. Red label on rear cover: 'Education Department. Reference Department.' Library stamp and shelf marks on front cover and title page. Signed in type at end: 'ADAM CROOKS, | Minister of Education.
Arthur Thomas Walmisley, President of the Society of Engineers [College for Civil Engineers and of General Scientific and Practical Education]
1888. E. & F. N. Spon, 125, Strand, London. [London: Printed by Wm. Clowes and Sons, Limited, Stamford Street and Charing Cross.]
8vo, 40 pp. In original grey printed wraps. Unopened. Text clear and complete. Fair, on lightly-aged paper, with slight wear to wraps and negligible worming to margins. Presentation copy from the author.
Elizabeth Healey, Cambridge Training College for Women Teachers [Gilchrist Educational Trust; Sweden, Norway Finland; nineteenth-century education for girls and the handicapped in Scandinavia]
London: Taylor and Francis, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, E.C. 1892. 'Published with the Authority of the Gilchrist Trustees.'
8vo, [vi] + 36 pp. In original blue printed wraps. Text clear and complete. Aged, and with staple hole to top inner corner; in worn wraps. Stamp on front wrap of the 'Education Department Library', with red 'Education Department. Reference Library.' label on back wrap. Pp. 5-23 give a 'General Plan of Education in Girls' Schools in Scandinavia' (in eleven subsections) and discuss 'The Education of Girls after the End of the Ordinary School Course'. Also included are 'Philanthropic Schools' for 'Deaf Mutes' and 'Deformed and Crippled Children and Adults'.
Rev. George Townsend (1788-1857), Prebendary of Durham and Vicar of Northallerton; Rev. John Tyson (c.1784-1864), vicar of Merrington, Durham [Agricultural Protection Society; Anti-Corn Law League]
[London, 1844.] 'Reprinted for the Agricultural Protection Society.' [London: Bradbury and Evans, Printers, Whitefriars.]
8vo, 16 pp. Disbound. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper, with wear to first and last leaves. Dutch library stamp at foot of front page: 'VERWIJDERD UIT BIBL. I.I.S.G.' This rare item provides spirited speeches by two individuals, putting forward the case of those opposed to the repeal of the Corn Laws.
[First edition of 1853.] London: David Bogue, 86 Fleet Street. ['LONDON: Printed by G. BARCLAY, Castle St. Leicester Sq.']
8vo, [ii] + 30 pp. All nine illustrations on six plates present as called for in list on verso of fly-leaf. In original green card wraps, ornately illustrated on cover, which has at its head, 'GEORGE CRUIKSHANK'S | FAIRY LIBRARY'; and at its foot, 'PUBLISHED BY | D BOGUE 86 FLEET St. | PRICE ONE SHILLING'. On back cover: 'Preparing for Publication, | JACK AND THE BEAN-STALK. | EDITED | AND | ILLUSTRATED | BY | GEORGE CRUIKSHANK.' Internally good, on aged paper (the last print particularly foxed), in fair binding with light wear and slight staining.
[First edition of 1853.] London: David Bogue, 86 Fleet Street. ['LONDON: Printed by G. Barclay, Castle St. Leicester Sq.]
8vo, 32 pp. All eight illustrations on six plates present as called for in list on verso of fly-leaf. In original green card wraps, ornately illustrated on cover, which has at its head, 'GEORGE CRUIKSHANK'S | FAIRY LIBRARY'; and at its foot, 'PUBLISHED BY | D BOGUE 86 FLEET St. | PRICE ONE SHILLING'. On back cover: 'ALREADY PUBLISHED, | HOP O'MY THUMB AND THE SEVEN LEAGUE BOOTS, | ILLUSTRATED WITH SIX PLATES, CONTAINING NINE SUBJECTS, | BEING | No. 1 OF GEORGE CRUIKSHANK'S FAIRY LIBRARY. | Preparing for Publication, | No. III. | CINDERELLA AND THE GLASS SLIPPER.
[Ladies Committee for Promoting the Education and Employment of the Female Poor, London] [Society for Bettering the Condition of the Poor]
[Dated 'London, Dec. 12, 1804.'] Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. Cleveland-row, St. James's.
16mo, 15 pp. Fair, on lightly aged paper. Signature mark 'B' at foot of first page. Paginated -15. Red label of the Board of Education Reference Library on the blank reverse of the last leaf, and shelf-mark at foot of first page. Stitched into modern brown wraps with typed label. Includes the 'Regulations of the Ladies Committee', pp 9-13, and a list of officers and members, pp 14-15, under 'Patroness, Her Majesty. | Vice-Patronesses, Their Royal Highnesses the Princesses. | President. The Right Hon. Lady Teignmouth.' The twenty-seven members, mostly noble, include 'Mrs. Wilberforce'.