1908

[Manchester and the John Milton Tercentenary, 1908.] Proof of article [by John Cuming Walters for the Manchester City News] titled 'The Milton "Tercentenary." Manchester Celebrations. Tribute to the Author of "Paradise Lost."

Author: 
John Cuming Walters (1863-1933), editor of the Manchester City News [Tercentenary of the birth of John Milton, 1908]
Publication details: 
[Manchester: Manchester City News. 1908.]
£56.00

Laid out in three columns on one side of a 71 x 26 cm piece of newsprint stock. With two illustrations in text ('Chalfont St. Giles: the only remaining Milton home' and 'Facsimile of a Milton Sonnet'). Aged and brittle, with a few words of text lost in two vertical folds which have been repaired with archival tape. Section headings are 'Commemorations', 'Manchester Exhibitions and Addresses', 'A Tribute', 'The English Patriot', 'Milton and Music', 'His Optimism', 'His Self-Confidence' and 'A Poetic Life'.

[Printed pamphlet.] Home Office. Children Act, 1908. Copy of Rules made by the Secretary of State for the Home Department, dated May 21, 1909, as to Places of Detention under Section 109 of the Children Act, 1908.

Author: 
H. J. Gladstone, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State [Children Act, 1908; Home Office rules as to places of detention]
Publication details: 
Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of His Majesty. London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, By Darling and Son, Ltd., 34-40, Bacon Street, E. 1909. [Whitehall, 21st May, 1909.]
£30.00

6pp., 8vo. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper, with shelfmarks, stamp and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. No copy on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat.

[Printed parliamentary paper.] Irish Universities Act, 1908. Report of the Belfast Commissioners, and the Appendices thereto.

Author: 
[Irish Universities Act, 1908; Report of the Belfast Commissioners]
Publication details: 
London: Published by His Majesty's Stationery Office. Printed by Cahill & Co., Ltd., 40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin. 1911.
£120.00

vi + 102 pp., crown 8vo. In blue printed wraps. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Stamps, shelfmark and label of the Board of Education Reference Library. Scarce.

[Printed parliamentary paper.] Irish Universities Act, 1908. A Statute for University College, Cork. (Presented in pursuance of the Act 8 Edward VII., cap. 38, sec. 5 (1).)'

Author: 
[Irish Universities Act, 1908; University College, Cork]
Publication details: 
Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed, 3rd May, 1911. Dublin: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, By Alex. Thom & Co. (Limited), 87, 88, & 89, Abbey-Street. 1911.
£65.00

36pp., crown 8vo. Stitched. In poor condition, on aged and worn paper, with title leaf loose and chipped, and with the last blank leaf also loose, with a long closed tear. With stamp of the Science Museum Board of Education Science Library, and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Scarce.

[Printed parliamentary paper.] Irish Universities Act, 1908. Statute IV. For University College, Cork. (Presented in pursuance of the Act 8 Edward VII., cap. 38, sec. 5 (1).)

Author: 
[Irish Universities Act, 1908; University College, Cork]
Publication details: 
Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed, 27th May, 1913. Printed by A. Thom and Co., Ltd., 87, 88, and 89, Abbey Street, Dublin. 1913.
£50.00

4pp., crown 8vo. Bifolium. On aged paper, with closed tear to both leaves at spine. Stamp, shelfmark and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Scarce.

[Printed parliamentary pamphlet.] Irish Universities Act, 1908. Statute B for University College, Galway. (Presented in pursuance of the Act 8 Edward VII, cap. 38, sec. 5 (1).)

Author: 
[Irish Universities Act, 1908; University College, Galway]
Publication details: 
Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be printed, 1st March 1911. Dublin: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, By Alexander Thom & Co. (Limited). 1911.
£40.00

2pp., crown 8vo. In fair condition, on aged paper, worn at extremities. With Shelfmarks, stamp and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Scarce.

[Printed parliamentary paper.] Dublin Commission (Irish Universities Act, 1908). Final Report of the Dublin Commissioners appointed by the Irish Universities Act, 1908. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of His Majesty.

Author: 
[Dublin Commission (Irish Universities Act, 1908)]
Publication details: 
London: Published by His Majesty's Stationery Office. Printed by A. Thom & Co., Ltd., Abbey Street, Dublin, 1911.
£80.00

14pp., crown 8vo. Stitched. In fair condition, on aged and lightly-worn paper. Stamp of the Science Museum Board of Education Science Library, and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Scarce.

[Printed British parliamentary report.] Australasia. Correspondence relating to the Naval Defence of Australia and New Zealand. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of His Majesty, October, 1908.

Author: 
[British Parliamentary report into the naval defence of Australia and New Zealand, 1908] [HMSO]
Publication details: 
London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, by Darling & Son, Ltd, London. 1908.
£75.00

Folio, iv + 56 pp. Stitched. In original blue printed wraps. Text clear and complete. Internally good, on lightly-aged high-acidity paper. Wraps worn and a little chipped, with a few closed tears. Wraps carrying Hull University withdrawal stamps.

[Report from the Select Committee on Publications, together with the Proceedings of the Committee, Minutes of Evidence, and Appendix. [with] Index to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee of the House of Commons on Publications.

Author: 
[Report from the House of Commons Select Committee on Publications, 1908.]
Publication details: 
Both 'Report' and 'Index': 'Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed, 10th December, 1908.' and both 'London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, By Vacher and Sons, Westminster House, Great Smith Street, S.W.'
£95.00

Report: 8vo, xvi + 115 pp. In original blue printed wraps. Index: 8vo, ten pages, unbound, continuing pagination to 126. Both items fair, on aged paper, and both carrying unobtrusive stamp of the University of Hull. Chipping and repair with archival tape to wrap of 'Report'. The Committee was 'appointed to examine the Publications printed by Order of this House [of Commons] or presented to it through Public Departments, and to call attention to any case in which unnecessary expense has been incurred'. Scarce: the only copy of the 'Report' on COPAC at Southampton, and no copy of the 'Index'.

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