CUBA

[Sir Arnold Wesker, playwright.] Two Typed Letters Signed (both 'Arnold Wesker') to Israeli author Aubrey Hodes, regarding his touring festival Centre 42, the English attitude to 'culture outside the commercial framework' and Israeli arts funding.

Author: 
Sir Arnold Wesker (1932-2016), playwright and author [Aubrey Hodes, Israeli author; Centre 42; New Wave; Kitchen Sink Drama; Angry Young Men; Jewish writers]
Publication details: 
20 Fitzroy Square, London, N1. 17 October 1962.
£220.00

Both 1p, 4to, and in good condition, lightly aged and folded once. Both letters addressed to Hodes at Beit Rosenberg, Keron Heyesod Street, Herzlia-on-Sea, Israel. The subject of the letters is Centre 42, the touring arts group Wesker formed to bring culture to the masses on his release from prison, following a sentence for civil disobedience with the Committee of 100 in opposition to nuclear weapons. The group moved to the Roundhouse in London in 1964.

[Sir Arnold Wesker, playwright.] Typed Letter Signed ('Arnold') to playwright Bernard Kops, appealing for copies of his plays to send to Cuba, which he has visited, finding that they have 'very bad theatre', due to 'their intolerable isolation'.

Author: 
Sir Arnold Wesker (1932-2016), playwright and author [Bernard Kops (b.1923), playwright; New Wave; Kitchen Sink Drama; Angry Young Men; Jewish writers]
Publication details: 
27 Bishop's Road, London, N6. 24 November 1964.
£120.00

1p, 4to. In fair condition, aged and lightly creased. Folded twice. The letter begins: 'Dear Bernard, | You probably know that I have just returned from Cuba and it was an exciting trip. | Unfortunately, one of the most depressing things was their very bad theatre; this is particularly because it is new and has no tradition, but also, to a great extent, due to their intolerable isolation.' Although there is little that they can do, Wesker promised to 'send as many plays and books' as he can.

League of Nations. Advisory Committee on the Traffic of Women and Protection of Children. Report on the Fourth Session.

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[Report of the Advisory Committee on the Traffic of Women and Protection of Children, Council of the League of Nations, 1925] [prostitution; venereal disease; Cuba; Spain]
Publication details: 
Geneva, May 1925. [Imp. de la "Tribune de Genève".]
£50.00

Folio, 27 pp. Unbound and stapled. Ownership signature ('Cross') of S. T. Cross, of the Registry of the International Court of Justice in the Hague. Good, on lightly-aged paper, with closed tear at head of first leaf, and indentation from paperclip. Sections on child welfare, the traffic in women, licensed houses, women police, emigration and propaganda.

[ Cuban slave trade, 1856. ] Document in Spanish, signed by both parties: 'D. Domingo Rodriguez' selling 'un negro nombrado Andres' to 'la Sra. Da. Conception de Velasco de la Forre' for 'cuatrocientos pesos'.

Author: 
[ Cuban slave trade, 1856 ]
Publication details: 
'Habana 28 de Octubre de 1856'. [ Havana, Cuba. 28 October 1856.]
£75.00

1p., folio. On aged and worn paper. In top right-hand corner: 'N. 4.' Twelve lines of text, followed by signatures 'Domingo Rodrigz.', 'Conception de Velasco de la Forre' and 'Pose Ma. de la Forre'. Begins: 'D. Domingo Rodriguez vende a la Sra. Da. Conception de Velasco de la Forre, un negro nombrado Andres de oficio calesero y cocinero [ by trade a coachman and cook ], sano y sin tachas [ healthy and without blemishes ]'.

[ Cuba; slaves; Gulf of Guinea ] Secretarial Letter Signed "Augusto Ulloa" of the Ministerio de la Guerra y de Ultramar to the "Gubernator Capitan General de la Isla de Cuba" (Francisco Serrano with a signed note in his hand).

Author: 
Augusto Ulloa, Ministerio de la Guerra y de Ultramar [presumably Augusto Ulloa y Castañón (1823–1879), Spanish lawyer, politician and journalist )
Publication details: 
[Printed heading] Ministerio de la Guerra etc., Madrid, 7 March 1860.
£400.00

In Spanish. Two pages used of four, cr. 8vo, bifolium, writing seeped through but text still legible. Ulloa's secretary has written on the right half of the two pages, Serrano a note of 13ll on the left on p.1. Apparently Ulloa is suggesting that freed Slaves ("emancipados") should be used to populate (colonise) Spanish Colonies in the Gulf of Guinea.

[Peridical in Spanish] Cuba. La Habana (Revista Mensual), Ano 1, no. 8

Author: 
Director: Antonio Nunex Jimenez
Publication details: 
La Habana, {Havana], Dec. 1962
£65.00

Periodical, paper wraps, [82]pp., plus covers, back cover long closed tear, ow good condition.

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Autograph Letter Signed to his sister, Elizabeth M. Cutter, Dabvers Mass.

Author: 
Levi Cutter
Publication details: 
Gitara (Cuba), August 27th, 1848
£175.00

3pp 4to, [West Indies – St Thomas (now Virgin Islands)] fine and extensive letter written by Levi Cutter Jnr to his sister Elizabeth, and describing the island in detail, neat hand, with circular ‘ship’ and 12c rate postmarks. After some general worsds about the island he adds a comment that the "charm o f first appearance is in some measure lost when you get on shore by finding that you are in the West Indies and amongst a host of Jews whose civility is measured by the gain your visit may be to them." He describes the island (“St Thomas…is the prettiest place I believe I have ever seen.

Autograph Note Signed to an unknown correspondent

Author: 
Philip S. Robinson.
Publication details: 
17 Jan. (?) 1885
£200.00

Naturalist and miscellaneous writer. One page, 8vo. He says that he is about to leave for the Sudan and apologises for his discourtesy in not replying sooner. With: holograph list, 2pp., 8vo, of works by Robinson and key dates, events, and positions in his life, including a professorship in India, work for newspapers, authorship of a fishing brochure. His adventurous life was thought to have ended in the bush on Cuba where he was to have reported on the Spanish-American War.

Libros y autores Cubanos.

Author: 
Antonio Iraizoz
Publication details: 
Santa Maria del Rosario, Cuba: Editorial Rosarena. [1956].
£45.00

178 pages, 8vo. Poor: foxed and stained in worn and damaged boards. INSCRIBED by Iraizoz ('22 Agosto 1964') to his 'amigo y companero' Jose de la Luz Leon. A few unobtrusive annotations.

Vida de Don José de la Luz y Caballero

Author: 
José Ignacio Rodriguez
Publication details: 
[New York] Nueva York: Imprenta de "El Mundo Nuevo - La América Ilustrada" | 39, Park Row, "Times" Building, 1874.
£200.00

Octavo. Pages: xii + 327. Portrait frontispiece. Scarce life of the eminent Cuban ethical philosopher and pedagogue (1800-62). No copy in British Library. INSCRIBED at length by Rodriguez ('Washington DC. | April de 1878.') Poor copy: foxed and stained, in worn and damaged original brown cloth binding, crudely recased in new endpapers. A few unobtrusive annotations. Various library stamps.

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