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[anon.] [Bath, Somerset; provincial printing; pasigraphy; linguistics; universal language]

The Description and Explanation of a "Universal Character;" or, Manner of Writing, that may be intelligible to the Inhabitants of every Country, although ignorant of each others Language; and which is to be learnt with facility, [...].

4to: 48 + [3] pp of letterpress, with additional leaf after title of 'Errata of Letter Press' and 'Errata in Plates'. Twenty numbered plates (the first two transposed), including one fold-out, and a final seventeen full-page unnumbered plates ('Examples'). Apparently complete. In original brown...

Literature £450.00
[Anthony Blake Rathborne, 'Colonel, and late Collector and Magistrate of Hyderabad, in Scynde'; Benjamin Disraeli]

Mr. Disraeli, Colonel Rathborne, and the Council of India. A letter [...] in explanation of a petition of enquiry, presented from Colonel Rathborne, on the 9th August, 1859. (For distribution to the Members of the House of Commons.)

Quarto: 88 pp. Unbound and in worn original yellow printed wraps. On aged, discoloured paper, with last dozen leaves and back wrap with damage (by burn?), affecting only a few words of text, but requiring repair. This copy addressed on back wrap to 'T C Haliburton Esq MP | Atheneum Club | Pall...

History £56.00
[ATHENAEUM] Charles Wentworth Dilke

Autograph Letter Signed to unnamed male correspondent.

One page, 12mo. Very good. Neatly mounted on piece of orange paper. In Dilke's difficult hand. Concerns a 'Report': 'The only specific fact is that the misprints <?> cost to each of one shilling. [...] The enormous cost of about £12 per draft is to the Fund. How much the <?>...

History £56.00
[Australian Federal Referendums on Aviation and Marketing, 1937]

Alteration of Constitution. Federal Referendums. The Case FOR and AGAINST. ['Aviation' and 'Marketing']

4to: [iii] + 15 + [ii] pp. Ten-leaf stapled pamphlet. Good, on lightly-aged paper. Slight rusting to staples. In small hand in red ink at head of title: 'M.S. 834 - 21/1/37'. Giving the texts of two proposed constitution alterations, 'Aviation' and 'Marketing', with the cases for and against,...

History £56.00
[Author's Collection] Abel Heywood, Jun, of Abel Heywood & Son, Manchester, publishers and printers

"Papers read on Various Occasions", Periodical Publications, bound into one volume.

Hf.lea, worn, raised bands, red lea., gt spine, title as above, some foxing and damage in parts, mainly good. Contents (listed on front endpaper in Abel Heywood's hand): "Four Days in Iceland"*, "A mountain walk in Norway"*, Scandanavian Stories about Huldre"*, " Notes on Japan and the Japanese...

£250.00
[Author's Inscription] Frank Gallagher, Irish Republican

Days of Fear

175pp., 8vo, sl. hinge strain, corners bumped, spine label worn, author and title obscured. INSCRIBED by author to a fellow hunger-striker as follows (hf-title): "To Andrew Mc Donnell in memory of these [DAYS OF FEAR = half-tile printed] through which we went together. | Frank Gallagher | 6-5-29...

History £200.00
[BALLOONING AND AERONAUTICAL PRINTS AND DRAWINGS] Sotheby & Co's auction catalogue of Col. R. L. Preston's collection

CATALOGUE OF THE WELL-KNOWN COLLECTION OF BALLOONING AND AERONAUTICAL PRINTS AND DRAWINGS The Property of Col. R. L. Preston, C.B.E.

8vo. Pages [2 +] 120. In good condition. Printed green wraps with crease along length of front wrap. Many illustrations. 'INDEX OF AERONAUTS' on verso of last leaf. An invaluable scholarly resource.

Book Trade History £50.00
[BARING BROTHERS BANKING HOUSE] John & Charles Baring & Co.

Autograph Letter Signed to Charles Grave Hudson of London.

John and Charles Baring were the brothers of Sir Francis Baring (1740-1810), Charles being the head of the Exeter branch of the banking house and John, an Exeter merchant, the nominal head of both arms. 1 page, 8vo. Grubby but in good condition. Mounted on larger piece of paper. An...

History £100.00
[Bibliotheca Lindesiana; Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, auctioneers].

"Sotheby Autograph Sales. 14-15 March. - 1911[1912]. Priced" [title on spine]

53pp., 8vo, red cloth, spine gilt, original printed wraps bound in,orners bumped, minor defects, mainly good condition. (Sotheby's) "Catalogue of Autograph Letters and Historical Documents", 14 & 15 March 1912. Priced with the names of buyers. With bookplate "Bibliotheca Lindesiana". The...

Book Trade History £75.00
[BIG GAME HUNTING] Sir Edmund Lechmere, 4th Baronet

Autograph Letter Signed to unnamed male correspondent.

2 pages, 16mo. Somewhat grubby and creased, and obtrusively docketed in ink, with the phrase 'Sent off | 10th 28' written across the text on the recto. Reads 'Dear Sir, | You hoped to return my book (album) last week but no doubt the holidays interfered. I am just sending a line to say I am...

Travel and Topography £30.00