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[ H.M. Patent Office, London. ] Manuscript document containing 'Searches' into the 'Novelty' and 'Validity' of around 150 patent applications, with diagrams and index.

Author: 
H.M. Patent Office, London (now the Intellectual Property Office) [ Sir Henry Bessemer; Sir John Coode; Gusttav Overbeck; Crosse & Blackwell; Wedgwood; Bryant & May ]
Publication details: 
H.M. Patent Office, 25 Southampton Buildings, London, WC. 13 March 1878 to 19 December 1882.
£450.00

The Patent Office - now the Intellectual Property Office - was established by the Patent Law Amendment Act of 1852, which simplified the procedure for obtaining patents of invention and reduced costs. In 1883 another Act of Parliament brought into being the office of Comptroller General of Patents, with, according to the National Archives, 'a staff of patent examiners to carry out a limited form of examination; mainly to ensure that the specification described the invention properly, but without any investigation into novelty'.

[ Pamphlet. ] A Summary of the Principles of Socialism. Written for the Democratic Federation, by H. M. Hyndman and William Morris.

Author: 
H. M. Hyndman and William Morris [ The Democratic Federation, London ]
Publication details: 
London: The Modern Press, 13 and 14, Paternoster Row, E.C. 1884.
£75.00

62pp., 12mo. Disbound without covers. In fair condition, on aged paper, and separated into two parts at pp.16-17. The title-page only gives Hyndman and Morris as the authors, but In type, at end, is the following: 'Signed the Executive Committee of the Democratic Federation, | E. Belfort Bax. | Herbert Burrows. | R. D. Butler. | H. H. Champion, | Hon. Secretary. | W. J. Clark, | Lecture Secretary. | H. A. Fuller. | H. M. Hyndman, | Chairman. | J. L. Joynes. | Tom. S. Lemon. | James Macdonald. | William Morris, | Hon. Treasurer | James F. Murray. | H. Quelch. | A. Scheu. | Helen Taylor.

[ Pamphlet. ] Mr. Gladstone and the Eight Hours Law.

Author: 
H. M. Hyndman [ Henry Mayers Hyndman (1842-1921) [ The Twentieth Century Press, Limitted, London ]
Publication details: 
London: Published by The Twentieth Century Press, Limited, 44, Gray's Inn Road, W.C.
£45.00

16pp., 12mo. Disbound without covers. In good condition, on aged paper. Hyndman is described on the title-page as 'Author of "The Historical Basis of Socialism," "The Bankruptcy of India," "England for All," "Commercial Crises of the Nineteenth Century," "Booth's Book Refuted," &c.' Concludes: 'Thus the growing agitation for an Eight Hours Law may soon develop into a demand for the collective control of the whole industrial sysytem by the workers.' Scarce.

[ Pamphlet. ] A Commune for London, by H. M. Hyndman, Author of the "Historical Basis of Socialism in England"; "The Bankruptcy of India"; "England for All"; "The Coming Revolution in England," &c.

Author: 
H. M. Hyndman [ Henry Mayers Hyndman (1842-1921); Justice Printery, London ]
Publication details: 
Printed and published at JUSTICE PRINTERY, 181, Queen Victoria Street, E.C. No date [ circa 1889 ].
£65.00

16pp., 12mo. Disbound. In good condition, on aged paper. P.6: 'What, however, is the object at which we should aim? Surely at providing such a machinery of government for the metropolis that the people themselves can manage their own business. How can that object be attained? Manifestly only through annual election to all offices by universal suffrage; those offices being well but not excessively paid.

[ Pamphlet. ] Verbatim Report of the Debate in St. James's Hall, July 2nd, 1889. The Single Tax v. Social-Democracy: Which will most benefit the people? Between Henry George and H. M. Hyndman.

Author: 
[ Henry George; H. M. Hyndman; Social-Democratic Federation ]
Publication details: 
London: Printed and published at the "Justice" Printery, 337, Strand. 1889.
£45.00

29pp., 12mo. Disbound without covers. In good condition, on aged paper. Covering the last page is an advertisement ('Object' and 'Programme') for the Social-Democratic Federation. Scarce.

[ H. M. Tomlinson, author. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('H. M Tomlinson') to the publisher George G. Harrap, expressing an unwillingness to sign the introduction to 'Great Sea Stories of All Nations'.

Author: 
H. M. Tomlinson [ Henry Major Tomlinson ] (1873-1958), English journalist and author [ George G. Harrap, London publisher ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of Rigewood, Croham Manor Road, South Croydon. 14 April 1930.
£56.00

1p., 12mo. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. He would agree to sign 'the introduction to the Sea Stories, for a special edition', if he was not 'convinced this "special edition" promotion has been overdone of late'. He concludes: 'I would rather not: but I am greatly obliged by the invitation.'

Engraved lithographic decorative play bill for a performance of Bulwer-Lytton's 'Lady Lyons', and 'Box and Cox', at the Station Theatre, Poona, India, by 'The Gentlemen Amateurs of H. M. 86th. Royal Regiment'.

Author: 
[The Gentlemen Amateurs of H. M. 86th. Royal Regiment, the Station Theatre, Poona [Pune]; Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873), 1st Baron Lytton [Lord Lytton], author]
Publication details: 
Station Theatre, Poona [Pune], India. 30 June 1851.
£150.00

Printed in black on one side of a piece of thick laid paper, 30.5 x 19.5 cm. Aged, and separated into two parts by a neat tear along a vertical fold line 13 cm from bottom (repaired on reverse), and with slight wear at the head. An attractive and characteristically Victorian design, entirely drawn onto the stone (i.e. none of the text set in type). The design displays a quirky and charming amateur energy, with the text within a decorative border incorporating what appears to be 'IOD POONA' at the foot. Headed by the words 'STATION THEATRE .

[Large printed colour poster, issued by the Army Bureau of Current Affairs.] The Infinite Variety of the U.S.S.R. [ABCA Map Review No. 2.]

Author: 
ABCA Map Review No. 2 [Army Bureau of Current Affairs (A.B.C.A.), W. E. Williams, Director; Second World War propaganda]
Publication details: 
'Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by Fosh and Cross, Ltd.' 'The period from November 23 to December 6, 1942.'
£180.00

Printed on both sides of a piece of paper roughly 38 x 100 cm. In fair condition, on lightly-aged and creased paper. Folded four times. The outer side, printed in black and white, carries the article on the Soviet Union, with thirteen photographs (including ones of Stalin and four other party leaders) and a large map. The other side carries the ABCA Map Review No. 2, covering the period from 23 November to 6 December 1942, with large coloured map, and dealing with seven themes from 'Russia' to 'The Prospects for Italy' and 'The War against Want'. An attractive piece of modern design.

[Large printed colour poster, issued by the Army Bureau of Current Affairs.] Britain's Radio Covers The World. [ABCA Map Review No. 6.]

Author: 
ABCA Map Review No. 6 [Army Bureau of Current Affairs (A.B.C.A.), W. E. Williams, Director; Second World War propaganda; British Broadcasting Corporation; BBC]
Publication details: 
'Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by Fosh & Cross, Ltd.' 'The period from January 18th to January 31st, 1943.'
£180.00

Printed on both sides of a piece of paper roughly 38 x 100 cm. In good condition, on lightly-aged and creased paper. Folded four times. The outer side, printed in black and white, carries the article on 'the vast broadcasting network which spreads across the world from Britain', with large stylised map, with BBC microphone, indicating 'The BBC broadcasts day and night in 47 languages, to 200,000,000 listeners every week.'.

[Printed pamphlet.] H. M. 32nd Regiment. Return of Casualties of the above Corps from 30th June to 22nd November, 1857, being the day on which the Garrison of Lucknow was released by the Head Quarters Army [...].

Author: 
John Giddings, Paymaster, H.M. 32nd (Cornwall) Regiment of Foot. [Siege of Lucknow, 1857; Indian Mutiny; Indian Rebellion]
H. M. 32nd Regiment. Return of Casualties (Lucknow)
Publication details: 
Cawnpore, 29th January, 1858.' Printed at the Thomason College Press, Roorkee, India.
£600.00
H. M. 32nd Regiment. Return of Casualties (Lucknow)

4to, 6 pp. Unbound. Text clear and complete. On aged paper, with slight wear to extremities. The full drop-head title reads: 'H. M. 32nd Regiment. Return of Casualties of the above Corps from 30th June to 22nd November, 1857, being the day on which the Garrison of Lucknow was released by the Head Quarters Army under the immediate Command of His Excellency the Commander-in-Chief. | Cawnpore, 29th January, 1858.' Signed in type at end: 'John Giddings, Paymaster, H.M's, 32nd Foot.' Comprising lists, in several columns, giving ranks and names of officers and men, dates and causes of death.

Five documents on housing at H.M. Dockyard, Rosyth, Scotland: 'Report upon the House Accommodation available for Workers' (1911), and four mimeographed items, including 'Rules for the Superintendent of Rosyth Village' (1913) and tenancy agreement.

Author: 
Thomas F. Dewar and John Wilson [H.M. Dockyard, Rosyth, Scotland; Sir Alexander Gibb (1872-1958)]
Publication details: 
Report published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911. The four mimeographed items dating from 1913 and 1914 [Rosyth, Scotland].
£320.00

All items clear and complete: good, on aged paper, with punch holes for ring binder. ITEM ONE: Printed 'REPORT upon the House Accommodation available for Workers employed at Rosyth and for their Families, and upon the Provision for Sickness and Accident' (London: H.M.S.O., 1911). By Thomas F. Dewar (Medical Inspector) and John Wilson (Architectural Inspector). Folio, 10 pp. Scarce: no copy in the British Library, and the only copies on COPAC at Oxford and the National Libraries of Scotland and Wales.

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