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[Printed pamphlet.] N.I.B. Bulletins No. 2. Museums and the Blind.

Author: 
National Institute for the Blind, London [Board of Education Reference Library, London]
Publication details: 
National Institute for the Blind, 224-6-8, Great Portland Street, London, W.1. [1931.]
£60.00

12pp., 12mo. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper, with rusting staples, and stamp, shelfmarks and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Scarce: no copy on OCLC WorldCat and the only copy on COPAC at the National Museum, Wales.

Two printed items by Egerton Ryerson, one a presentation copy: 'The Common School Acts of Upper Canada' and 'General Provisions of the Law and Rules and Regulations for the Establishment and Maintenance of Public School Libraries in Upper Canada'.

Author: 
'The Chief Superintendent of Schools' [Adolphus Egerton Ryerson (1803-1882), Chief Superintendent of Education for Upper Canada]
Publication details: 
Both items: Toronto: Printed for the Department of Public Instruction for Upper Canada, by Lovell and Gibson. 'The Common School Acts': Second edition. 1853. 'General Provisions': 1854.
£250.00

The two items bound together in green morocco quarter-binding with marbled boards. On aged paper, with front board and title leaf of first pamphlet detached from rest of volume, and lacking spine. Label, shelfmark and stamp of the Board of Education Reference Library. ONE: 'The Common School Acts of Upper Canada; and the Forms, Instructions, and Regulations for executing their Provisions; together with the Particulars Addressed to the Various Officers concerned in the Administration of the School Law; By the Chief Superintendent of Schools.' 143 + 1pp., 12mo.

Typed Letter Signed ('Salisbury') to 'Miss Niggeman', responding to her comments on 'the Showing of the House at Hatfield'.

Author: 
Robert Arthur James Gascoyne-Cecil (1893-1972), 5th Marquess of Salisbury [Hatfield House; Elvira Niggeman, secretary to Sir Harold Nicolson]
Publication details: 
5 April 1948; on embossed House of Lords letterhead.
£35.00

4to, 3 pp. 42 lines of text. Good, on aged paper. He is sorry not to have known about Niggeman's bank holiday visit to Hatfield House: 'it would have been an immense pleasure to us all to see you. Do come down and pay us a private call some other time.' The 'points' she makes 'are just the kind of thing we want to know'. Salisbury did not 'go round the Hosue with the visitors, for I did not wish to embarrass the guides; but clearly there is a good deal more organisation needed before our machinery works smoothly'.

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