New Edition. Lewes: Printed and Published by Farncombe & Co., "East Sussex News." [Farncombe & Co., Printers, Lewes.]
34 + pp., 12mo. In fair condition, on aged paper, a little ruckled. Advertisement for 'Jan Cladpole's Trip to Merricur' ('Just published') on last page. A three-page preface is followed by the poem, in 152 four-line stanzas, with pp.33-34 carrying another poem titled 'Tom Cladpole's Return'. Surprisingly uncommon.
W. B. Watson, Manager, and C. B. Fenwick, Central Passenger Agent, De Bary Merchants' Line, Florida
'Issued by the Passenger Department De Bary Merchants' Line. Undated [circa 1882].
33 +  pp., including wraps. Stitched, in brown printed wraps. On aged and worn paper, with repair to front cover. The inside cover and 24 of the last 25pp. are filled with advertisements, many of them illustrated. The volume begins with a 21-page description of 'The State of Florida' from 'Jacksonville (Duval County)' to 'Lake Monroe', with illustrationss of various views. It is followed by two pages by 'W. B. Watson, Manager' and 'C. B. Fenwick, Central Pass. Agent', headed 'A First Class Line'; a page of 'Distances to Landings on St. Johns River'; and a two-page 'Hotel List'.
Roy Hopkins, editor of 'Old London' magazine [Cecil Bisshopp Harmsworth, 1st Baron Harmsworth [Lord Harmsworth]; Dr Samuel Johnson; W. Macqueen Pope; Horace Wyndham; Amelia Bloomer]
Letter on letterhead of 'Old London | (Old London Magazine)', 51 Chepstow Place. 9 September 1948. Magazine: vol.1, no.3 (Summer Number), 1948.
Letter: 1p., 12mo. In fair condition, foxed at head. He informs them that the article was on Dr Johnson's house, and will be published in the magazine's 'Autumn Number', writing: 'If I send you the proofs would one of you care to write a few appreciative words on Lord H? I shall add a short biography culled from The Times'. In an autograph postscript he requests 'an old wood-block or a stone-litho which I could reproduce in O. L. of Johnson's House'. Magazine: 46 + pp., 12mo, in printed wraps. With foxing and pinholes to cover. Includes articles by W.
Offprint, from Acta Horti Gotoburgensis, vol. XXII:2, pp.-74, VIII plates, cream paper wraps, edges siunned, good condition. Inscribed by the author, on front cover, "Dorothy Foster with all good wishes from the author. | F. Kingdon-Ward." Dorothy Foster unidentified, but might be the photographer responsible for "Wild Flowers of Australia" judging by the subject. Scarce.
Reprinted from The Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society, Vol. LXXX, Part 4, April 1955 (Lecture given on October 19, 1953 [...", not bound and sewn as issued, pp.174-190, front sl. sunned and marked, mainly good condition. Inscribed by the Authpor: "Dorothy Foster with the author's good wishes. | F.KW". Dorothy Foster unidentified, but might be the photographer responsible for "Wild Flowers of Australia" judging by the subject. One (unsigned) copy is listed on viaLibri.
F. Kingdon-Ward [Frank Kingdon-Ward], Plant-hunter
Reprinted from The Geographical Journal, Vol. CXXI Part 3, September 1955.
Pp.-303, original blue wraps, edges sinned, stapleed as issued. INSCRIBED by author "Dorothy Foster with the author's good wishes | FKW". "Dorothy Foster " might be the photographer of 'Wild Flowers of Australia', given the subject matter. Scarce
xiii + 297pp., with frontispiece and four plates, and six-page publishers' catalogue at end. Blocks of text have been cut out by Lucas, between pp.205 and 232, and the three leaves carrying pp.199-204 have been removed. Otherwise in good condition, in worn burgundy cloth binding, gilt. Lucas has written 'With corrections for Second Edition' at the head of the title page. (There was no second edition.) Emendations throughout in pencil and pen.
Matthew Arnold [ Lady Dorothy Neville, 'writer, hostess, horticulturist and plant collector']
First edition. London, Macmillan and Co., 1885
[xiv], 207pp., dark green cloth, corners bumped, mainly good to very good. A copy inscribed by Matthew Arnold to Lady Dorothy Neville, 'writer, hostess, horticulturist and plant collector', with a letter by Arnold concerning his gift of the book tipped in. Also with prined "From the Author" note enclosed (loose), a printed bookplate alleging "Stolen from Lady Dorothy Neville", and a newspaper clipping concerning Matthew Arnold's burial place tipped in. The letter from Arnold reads as follows: "Dear Lady Dorothy | The Fourth Party are excellent company, but Sunday is impossible for me.
John Lawson Petingale (1897-1965), English artist [Sir Albert Richardson (1880-1964), English architect; Ealing Arts Club]
Letter: From 4 Birkbeck Way, Greenford, Middlesex. 23 December 1956. Magazine: 'Published by the Editors' (same address). No. 9. 1956.
Letter: 2pp., 8vo. In very good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Addressing his letter to 'Dear Sir Albert', Petingale thanks Richardson for his letter 'arising out of your visit to the Ealing Arts and Crafts Exhibition', which has encouraged Petingale to send him 'the latest number of "Miscellany", which is the contribution of the Literature Group to the Ealing Arts Club, and which my wife and myself have been editing for the last nine years'. He discusses a visit to Holy Cross Church, designed by Richardson.
'A Llanbrynmair Farmer' [Rev. Samuel Roberts (1800-1885), Welsh author on economic matters, and advocate of postal reform] [Royal Mail; the Post Office; postal reform; transatlantic postage]
'Albion Office: Published and Sold by the Rev. S. Roberts, Llanbrynmair; and Henry Parry, Printer, Horse-market, Newtown.' 1852.
59pp., 12mo. Stitched. Front wrap present, with the title printed within an ornate border on yellow paper, and the price given as sixpence. In fair condition, on aged paper, with dog-eared corner and slight loss at foot of the worn front wrap. Two ownership inscriptions: 'David Davies his Book' on the inside wrap, and 'David Davies his Book | 1852 | Tynyfawnay Llanfair | Montgomeryshire'.
William Heather (1764-1812), nautical publisher and bookseller ('many years assistant to John Hamilton Moore'), at the Navigation Warehouse, London [naval; maritime; Royal Navy; insurance]
"Fourth Edition". London: Printed for William Heather, (many years assistant to John Hamilton Moore) At the Navigation Warehouse, No. 157, Leadenhall-street, near the Royal Exchange. [London, 1796.]
200pp., 12mo, paginated xii +  + 57 + . Publisher's advertisements on both sides of last leaf. In original calf binding. Internally sound and in good condition, on aged paper; the binding heavily worn, with only the traces of the marbled endpapers remaining, and the leather flap to the front wallet detached and loosely inserted. Modern pencil inscription on fly-leaf - '132-1939 (131) | Presented by Mrs Mary Greene Bray' - otherwise no indication of provenance.
Henry G. Bohn [Henry George Bohn] (1796-1884), British bookseller and publisher [Christie's, London auctioneers]
Messrs. Christie, Manson & Woods, At their Great Rooms, 8 King Street, St. James's Square, London. [Printed by W. Clowes and Sons, Limited, Stamford Street and Charing Cross.] Sold on 30 March 1885 and following day.
30pp., 8vo. Stitched and unbound. In fair condition, on aged and lightly-worn paper, with a few closed tears. Full title: 'Catalogue of a Collection of Works on the Fine Arts, comprising Books of Prints, Picture Galleries, Treatises on Painting, Sculpture and Engraving, Lives of Artists, &c. Forming a Portion of the Library of that well-known Amateur Henry G. Bohn, Esq., Deceased, Late of North End House, Twickenham'. 395 lots. A few items priced in pencil, some with name of purchaser.
Cobourg: Printed at the Office of the 'Cobourg Star', 1845.
Pamphlet, 31pp., 12mo,blank paper wraps (as issued?), foxed throughout, minor dammage, mainly fair condition, ex lib small label on front, label of "Education Department. Reference Library' on back. Copies listed on COPAC/WorldCat include three in Canada and one at the BL.
Edward H. Cherrington, General Secretary of the World League against Alcoholism
Published by the World League Against Alcoholism, Westerville, Ohio, USA, 
"Paper read before the 16th International Congress Against Alcoholism, at Lausanne, Switzerland, August 22-27, 1921. Pamphlet, pp, 12mo, unbound as issued, very good condition. No copy found on COPAC/WorldCAT.
M. Béhier [Jules Béhier (1813-1875)], Médecin de l'hôpital Beaujon, professeur agrégé de la Faculté de médecine de Paris
Publications de l'Union Médicale (nouvelle série), du 5 Juillet 1859. [5 July 1859] Paris. - Typographie Félix Malteste et Ce, rue des Deux-Portes-Saint-Sauveur, 22.
8pp., 8vo. Stitched. In original plain yellow wraps. In fair condition, aged and a little worn at extremities, in stained and worn wraps. Stamp on title-page: 'HISTOLOGIE | Collège de France'. Scarce: the only copy located at the Bibliothèque Nationale.
28pp., 8vo, unopened, paper wraps with damaged cellophane cover (some loss), damage to top of spine,mainly good condition. Dedicated to Philip Ivanoff and the the Shareholders of Thracian Mineral Products Ltd: "One day an alchemist walked o'er the land [...]" No other copy recorded.
UEA Norwich, Sunday 14 May 1989 (University of East Anglia).
Programme, pp., 4to, illus. printed wraps (partly in red). Directed by David Thacker, including excerpts from "The Golden Years", "Focus", "Death of a Salesman", Miller's adaptation of "An Enemy of the People", etc., etc. Programme signed by Arthur Miller himself ("For Esther | Arthur MIller). Enclosed Menu for dinner on 14 May 1989 at the Arthur Miller Centre for American Studies, signed "Warren Mitchell". This item derives from the Papers of Sally Worboyes who organised writing courses involving well-know TV personnel, actors, singers and writers as tutors at Fen Farm nr.
M. Montgomery [Maud Montgomery, daughter of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery]
W. & G. Baird Ltd, Belfast, 
Booklet, 44pp., 12mo, paper wraps, red with phot of the author on front, some marking top of front cover, mainly good condition. INSCRIBE by author on title: "With kind regards | from the Author | M. Montgomery".Scarce; four copies listed on WorldCat (the two major Irish libraries, NLS and Oxford).
[Nathaniel Bacon; John Selden; Frederick North (1766-1827), 5th Earl of Guilford; Wroxton Abbey Library]
London, Printed for Mathew Walbancke, at Grayes-Inne-Gate. 1647.
 + 323 +  pp., 4to. With engraved title ('W. M. sculp:') reading, 'Semper Eadem or the Uniforme Government of England 1. part till Ed: 3d', and illustration of the island of Great Britain repelling six figures, each of whom is pronouncing a Latin phrase. The following in seventeenth-century manuscript on front free endpaper: 'Ld of Appeal | Exchequer Causes judged by Lds Baron now ye title retayned not the dignity.
[Maison des Magasins Réunis, Parisian department store, founded in 1866; 'Fabien Fabiano' [pen name of Jules Coup de Fréjac (1883-1962)]
Maison des Magasins Réunis, Place de la République, Faubourg du Temple, Rue de Malte, Paris, France. [Paris. Imp. Henon, 11, rue Stendal. 10-12.] 1913.
4to. In red cloth binding, gilt, with the department store's logo on the front board and endpapers. In very good condition, on aged paper, with empty wallet on rear pastedown. Green cloth bookmark with printed advertisement 'pour la Toilette des Dames'. An attractively-designed volume, with a marked Art Nouveau feel, the highlight of which is the set of twelve full-page illustrations of the seasons on art paper by Fabiano.
[C. A. A. Nicol (1921-2012) of the Malayan Union Police Force; Hong Kong]
Without place or date. [Malayan or Hong Kong police document, 1960s?]
133pp., 4to, paginated 1-133. Stapled document without covers or wraps. A few manuscript additions, in pencil, by The first section, 'A. State Structure', begins with the entries under the subheadings 'People's Congress', 'People's Government', 'State Council' and 'Commissions Directly Under State Council'. This is followed by: 'B. Administrative Divisions', 'C. Provincial Government', 'D. Commune Organization', 'E. Chinese Communist Party Structure', 'F. Political Parties and People's Organizations', 'G. Congresses and Conferences Terminology', 'H. Military Ranks and Units', 'I.
F. Carruthers Gould [Francis Carruthers Gould] (1844-1925), English caricaturist and political cartoonist [Picture Politics, supplement to the Westminster Gazette]
No. 21. '15/7/95 [15 July 1895] Printed and Published for the Proprietor by John Marshall, at the Offices of The Westminster Gazette, Tudor-street, Whitefriars, London, E.C.'
16pp., folio. In fair condition, on aged and worn newsprint with short closed tear at spine. Spoof articles ('The Secrecy of the Ballot', 'What the Villagers might make of the Parish Councils. By A Villager', 'What the Bishops tried to make of the Parish Councils', 'The Great Liberal Budget and the Wail of the Landlords', and others), with caricatures by Gould featuring Rosebery, Gladstone, Salisbury, the Archbishop of Canterbury and others. Also two full-page cartoons by Gould, titled 'The Tory Village.
Constance E. Few [of Shalford, Guildford]; Amy P. Woolley; B. Hale Wortham [The National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children]
London: The National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children, 7, Harpur Street, W.C. [Wilson's Music and General Printing Co., Ltd., 67b, Turnmill St., London.] No date.
23pp., 12mo. Stitched pamphlet. In fair condition, on aged and chipped high-acidity paper with floral watermark. Elegantly letterpress printing. Priced at 6d on front cover. The third page carries an 'Index to Music', at the end of which the address in the following - 'Copies of the Music may be obtained at 7, Harpur Street, London, W.C., Price 2s.' - has been altered in manuscript to 'from Miss C. E. Few | Shalford | Guildford'. Excessively scarce: no copies on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat.
[The New Cambridge magazine; Sir Norman Hartnell (1901-1979), couturier; Richard Blake Brown (1902-1968); Percy Chapman [A. P. F. Chapman], England cricket captain]
Vol. XIII. No. 8. 2 December 1922. The New Cambridge, Theatre Buildings, St Andrew's Street, Cambridge.
48pp., 4to. Paginated -240 (including 210A, 210B, 226A and 226B). In good condition, lightly-aged, with rust to staples. The magazine has a distinctly camp feel to it. Cover printed in green, red and black, with drawing by 'IWS' of a 'devil' kissing a lady at a party. The article 'Hearty Congratulations. | Mr. N. B. Hartnell's Success' covers the whole of p.209, and features a drag photograph of 'MR. HARTNELL as Sylvia Somers in "The Bedder's Opera."' Several pages of sport, including reports of rowing, with photographs.
[James Stevens Cox (1910-1997), antiquary, bookseller and proprietor of the Toucan Press; Richard Curle (1883-1968); surrealism; hairdressing]
'The Richard Curle Collection': Published by J. Stevens Cox at the Toucan Press, Beaminster, Dorset, 1961. 'Surrealism and the Coiffure', 2nd edition, Toucan Press, Mount Durand, St Peter Port, Guernsey, C.I. 1977. Curle's monograph Stirling, 1962.
The three items in good condition, with minor aging and the last two items lightly-creased. ONE: 'The Richard Curle Collection of the Works of Cicely Veronica Westwood'. Published by J. Stevens Cox at the Toucan Press, Beaminster, Dorset, 1961. 19pp., 16mo. In green printed wraps. Stapled. '65 copies printed'. Four-page introduction, in which Cox writes: 'I wish to emphasise, however, that, despite the amplitude of the muster, this is not a Bibliography.
[University of Wales (Prifysgol Cymru), University Appointments Board; Board of Education Reference Library]
Prifysgol Cymru, University of Wales. Reports from 1909 and 1914, printed on '25/1/1910 [25 January 1910]' and '11/12/1914 [11 December 1914]'. Memorandum published in Oswestry by Woodall, Minshall, Thomas and Co., Ltd., Caxton Press. 1926.
The three items in good condition, on lightly aged and worn paper, with stamps, shelfmarks and red labels of the Board of Education Reference Library. ONE: 'Report of the Special Committee of the Theological Board on certain Theological Colleges. Received by the Theological Board at its Meeting on June 25th, 1909, and presented to the University Court at its Meeting on November 26th, 1909.' By E. Anwyl, H. Rashdall and T. F. Roberts, and dated June 1909. 17 + pp., 12mo. Table giving 'Number of Students who have completed B.D. Examinations, 1896-1908' as two-page appendix.
T. Marchant Williams [Sir Thomas Marchant Williams], B.A., Stipendiary Magistrate for Merthyr-Tydfil, and Warden of the Guild of Graduates [University of Wales; Board of Education Reference Library]
Cardiff: Western Mail Limited, St. Mary Street. [1905.]
43pp., 12mo. Stapled. In grey printed wraps. 'With the Author's compliments' in manuscript at head of front cover. In good condition, with light age and wear, and stamp, shelfmark and red label of the Board of Education Reference Library.
[University College of Wales, Aberystwyth; Board of Education Reference Library]
The University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. Four items dating from 1916, the others from 1896-1897, 1899, 1907 and 1938.
The six items from the Board of Education Reference Library, and variously bearing its stamp, shelfmarks and red label. The collection in fair condition, on aged and worn paper. ONE: 'Brief explanatory statement to accompany the Degree Regulations of the University of Wales, and the Schemes of study in accordance therewith, submitted by the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, and approved by the University for Session 1896-7.' Printed by R. Samuel, Printer, New Street, Aberystwyth. 8pp., 12mo.
[University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire; Board of Education Reference Library]
University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire. Seventeen of the items dating from between 1894 and 1921; the eighteenth from 1955.
The collection is in good condition, on aged and worn paper. The nineteen items all from the Board of Education Reference Library, and variously bearing its stamp, shelfmarks and red label. ONE: 'County Free Studentships and Scholarships.' Cardiff: Daniel Owen and Company, Limited, St. Mary Street. 1894. 12pp., 12mo. In grey printed wraps. TWO: 'County Free Studentships and Scholarships'. Cardiff: Daniel Owen and Company, Limited (as Item One). 1895. 12pp., 12mo. In grey printed wraps. THREE: 'Diplomas in Engineering, Mining, Metallurgy, and Mining and Metallurgy.