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[ Victorian Norfolk: auction catalogue. ] Particulars and Plan of the Highly Valuable Freehold Estate of the late Mr. Hugh Aylmer, comprising the Abbey & Manor Farms, in the Parish of West Dereham […]. [ With coloured fold-out 'Plan of Estates'. ]

Salter, Simpson & Sons in conjunction with Messrs. Bidwell [ Hugh Aylmer, Norfolk landowner and cattle breeder ]
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First Edition. 'At the Town Hall, Downham Market, on Friday, August 3rd, 1894.' Printed by the Bury Post Company (Limited), Bury St. Edmund's.

15pp., folio. Stapled. In light-green printed wraps. With black and white photographic frontispiece illustration of 'West Dereham Abbey'; and coloured 50 x 76 cm. fold-out 'Plan of Estates at West Dereham, Norfolk, for Sale by Auction by Salter, Simpson & Sons in comnjunction with Messrs. Bidwell 1894', by 'Alger & Son, Litho. Diss'. Aged, worn and creased, with rusted staples, and map with closed tear and fraying to its outer edge. Containing descriptions of the twenty-five lots into which the estate is divided for the purposes of the sale ('The Estate, containing 1170a. 2r.

[ Printed pamphlet. ] Man-Power. A Speech delivered by General Sir A. Hunter-Weston, M.P. (In the House of Commons, January 24th, 1918.)

General Sir A. Hunter-Weston, M.P.
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Printed in Great Britain by Alabaster, Passmore & Sons, Ltd., 35-47, Whitecross Street, London, E.C.1.

8pp., 8vo. Stapled pamphlet. Aged, worn and creased. Photograph (by 'Swaine') of author in uniform on front cover, and 'Introductory Note' on p.2, beginning: 'General Sir Aylmer Hunter-Weston, K.C.B., D.S.O., was elected Member of Parliament for North Ayrshire last year, and he delivered his maiden speech in the debate on the Military Service Bill (Man-Power) in the House of Commons on January 24th, 1918.

[Peel River Land and Mineral Company Limited, London.] Autograph Manuscript certificate by C. A. Aylmer, with two memoranda, one signed.

C. A. Aylmer [Charles Arthur Aylmer (1814-1885)], Secretary, Peel River Land and Mineral Company Limited [New South Wales, Australia]
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On letterhead of the Peel River Land & Mineral Company Limited, 54D Moorgate St Buildings, London EC. 21 April 1865.

The certificate is 1p., 4to, on the recto of the first leaf of a bifolium. It reads: 'I hereby Certify that on the twenty-first day of April, One Thousand Eight hundred & sixty five, Walter Stevenson Davidson of No. 16 St. James's Street, Esquire, is a registered Proprietor in the Books of the Peel River Land & Mineral Company Limited of Sixty five thousand pounds (£65,000) Consolidated Stock. | C. A. Aylmer. | Secy.' The recto of the second leaf carries the following: '21st. Apl 1865 | Memo. | Mr.

Autograph Signed Receipt, on engraved letterhead, from William Wood ('Successor to Mr. Floyer'), bookseller in the Strand, London, to '- Aylmer Esqr:', 'for Sir R. Kennedy'.

William Wood (successor to Richard Floyer), bookseller, 428 Strand, London [Sir Robert Kennedy; Aylmer]
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William Wood, 428 Strand, London. 5 November 1816.

1p., landscape 12mo. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper, with slight traces of mount on reverse. Copperplate letterhead reading: 'Bought of Willm. Wood, | (Successor to Mr. Floyer.) | Bookseller, 428, Strand.' The receipt is headed by Wood '- Aylmer Esqr:' and reads: '1816 | Novr: 5 Turtons Linnaeus 7 Vol: £5 - - | Packing Case 0 3s 0 | [total] £5 3s 0d | Settled Novr: 4. W. Wood'. On reverse, in another hand: 'Paid for Sir R. Kennedy | £5 ..0 .. 0'. BBTI has no record of a William Wood at this address, but does list one later in Tavistock Street, Covent Garden.

Three First World War documents by Sir Aylmer Haldane: mimeographed Armistice 'Special Order for the Day' to VI Corps; Autograph Letter Signed ('A. Haldane') to Brig.-Gen. H. C. Potter; manuscript copy of address to 3rd Division on Spring Offensive.

General Sir Aylmer Haldane [General Sir James Aylmer Lowthorpe Haldane GCMG, KCB, DSO] (1862-1950), 6th Army Corps [Brigadier-General Herbert Cecil Potter (1875-1964), King's (Liverpool) Regiment]
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Autograph Letter to Potter: 'H[ea]d. Q[uarter]s. VIth. Corp. | 11th. August. 1916'. Copy of address to 3rd Division: [Head Quarters] 30 March 1918. Special Order of the Day: [Head Quarters] 14 November 1918.

The three items are in good condition, on lightly-aged paper. ONE. Autograph Letter Signed from Haldane to Potter. Head Quarters, VI Corp; 11 August 1916. 1p., 4to. In a difficult hand. He apologises for having to 'depart so hurriedly'. 'I want to thank you for the very loyal way you helped me when I was in command of the 3 Division and express my thanks through you to Buchanan and Prideaux and of your staff.?>

Autograph Letter Signed by '<N. W. Lindley?>' of 35 Bedford Row, London, to unnamed male correspondent, concerning arrangements for a theatrical company mentioning John Oxenford, Helen Maltravers and Miss Aylmer.

[Helen Maltravers, actress ; John Oxenford (1812-1877), English dramatist; the Princess's Company; the English stage; Victorian theatre; theatrical]
Arrangements for a theatrical company inc. John Oxenford, Helen Maltravers
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20 June 1864; 35 Bedford Row, W.C., London.
Arrangements for a theatrical company inc. John Oxenford, Helen Maltravers

12mo, 3 pp. 30 lines. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged and creased paper. He sends a 'list of pieces' which he considers 'suitable for a Short Company'. The first piece named is 'The Silver Lining (the St James's Comedy)', in which he says there are 'only 4 Men & 3 women exclusive of Helen Maltravers'.

The hero of his time; a theme in Russian literature.

Henry Gifford
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London: Edward Arnold & Co. 1950.

Octavo. 224 pages. Very good, with light spotting to top edge, front endpapers and prelims. In worn, torn dustwrapper with some loss. INSCRIBED COPY 'To Alan | 'at his own request' | with friendly greetings from | Henry Gifford | 7th November 1950'.

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