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[ Bernard Gilliat-Smith (1883-1973), Romany scholar. ] Autograph Letter Signed (in full and as 'B G S') from Constantinople, including references to the hanging of the 'head eunuch', 'the new Selamlik' and 'prisoner solders' at the Seraskerat.

Bernard Gilliat-Smith (1883-1973), Romany scholar and linguist [ Gypsy Lore Society ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the Club de Constantinople, Pera [ Turkey ]. 30 April 1909.

4pp., 12mo. Aged and worn with closed tears along fold lines. At the time BGS was in the consular service in Istanbul. The recipient (perhaps R. A. Scott Mafie) is not named, and the salutation is in Romany. The letter begins: 'I am about to feast the eve of tomorrow which is the eve of the next day by imbibing a large quantity of Whisky and Soda, first to see how much will be required to produce the desired effect. I am also streaming with a cold in the head due to a hammam last night. The Kurdish youth has left for his country: - many Kurds have been arrested & shot since you left.

[ George Kruger Gray, artist. ] Autograph Letter Signed to G. K. Menzies, Secretary, Royal Society of Arts, declining to give a lecture on heraldry.

George Kruger Gray (1880-1943), English artist, designer of coinage and stained glass windows [ G. K. Menzies, Secretary, Royal Society of Arts ]
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40 Abingdon Road, Kensington, W8. 2 December 1921.

2pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged, with strip of sunning at foot. Docketed with stamp of the Royal Society of Arts. Having 'had time to consider the question of a lecture on Heraldry' he has decided to decline Menzies's invitation, as he 'simply cannot spare the time such a lecture would require for its preparation'.

[Book] Essays in the Theory of Employment [Inscribed and Annotated by Roger [R.G.] Opie, writer on economic and social issues.

Joan Robinson, economist [Inscribed and Annotated by Roger [R.G.] Opie, economist]
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London, Macmillan and Co., 1937

Ist edition, 8vo, some spotting on covers, spine ends bumped, but mainly very good condition, red cloth. An application of Keynes' theories to a number of different questions. Inscribed R.G. Opie | Feby- 1946 and annotated with sections marked with pencilled lines and a sprinkling of notes in Opie's hand.

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