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[General Peron; Argentina; cyclostyled or similar] Traduccion || BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF GENERAL PERON.

Author: 
[Juan Domingo Perón (1895 – 1974), Argentine Army general and politician] Anon., Translator: J.W. de Kember.
Peron
Publication details: 
Presidencia de la Nacion | Subsecretaria de Informaciones [printed on each page] | Division Publicaciones | Sec. Traductores e Interpretes | Octubre 20 de 1954.
£250.00
Peron

Five pages, folio, good condition, apart from rust marks around the paper clip holding the pages together. With embossed stamp top of each page, two arms holding a torch aloft. A favourable view of the life of Peron from birth up to and including his second presidency (4 June 1952), concluding: On the 7th of May of 1953 National Congress, convened in extraordinary sessions, expressing the will of the people, recognized and acclaimed General Juan Peron as Liberator of the Republic. With two carbon copies of pp.2 & 3. Image of page 1 available.

[M.E. Grant Duff; India] Appointment Certificate Signed M E Grant Duff.

Author: 
Sir Mountstuart Elphinstone Grant Duff (1829 – 1906), Scottish politician, administrator and author. Sometime Under-Secretary of State for India.
Grant Duff
Publication details: 
Dated 8 July 1872.
£80.00
Grant Duff

One page, 4to, part printed, part manuscript, minor damage on fold marks, loss of small part of the word is, small closed tear, some weakness on fold marks. See Image. Text headed Ecclesiastical Establishment | No.

[General Gordon; handwritten] Notebook containing notes from his researches about General Gordon in Wortham's hand

Author: 
[General Gordon] H.E. Wortham (1884-1959), biographer, journalist, music critic and writer, author of two books concerning General Gordon.
Gordon
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£350.00
Gordon

Notebook, marbled boards (blue), spine of black tape, not paginated, notes on approximately 77 pages, with bits on other pages. See image. He makes notes from his reading/researches. Initially, for example, he makes notes on a. Gordon's Letters to His Sister [pub. 1888], quoting, summarising or commenting, concluding with a long quote from Gordon's letter when on the way to Khartoum, 32 pages. Then notes on b. Sir Gerald Graham's Last Words with Gordon (1887) (inc. lengthy summary of Gordon's appearance re. Graham), 10pp. c.

[Gordon of Khartoum and Gravesend] Two Manuscripts Poems on General Gordon by 'L.S.H. | Feb.85 and by the Rev. G.D.A. Morshead | Winchester.~c.1885. L.S.H.'s poem dated a month after Gordon's heroic death.~A. [L.S.H.], Title Indelible Disgrace | The Premi

Author: 
[General Gordon of Khartoum] L.S.H. [initials] AND G.D.A. Morshead.
Gordon 2
£80.00
Gordon 2

A. [L.S.H.], Title "Indelible Disgrace | The Premier | (written after reading Gordon's Last despatch)", one page, 8vo, fold marks, small closed tear on fold, some foxing mainly on folds, sonnet, essentially about the betrayal of Gordon, commences, "He heeds it not! but still with brazen face | Dares to excuse the deed we blush to name [...] The voice of one who cried for help in vain [...]"; B. G.D.A. Morshead "On General Gordon", 12mo, obl., fold marks, foxing but text clear, six lines commencing, "By those for whom he lived, he died, his land | Awoke too late [...] Oh!

[ Wolfenden Report; homosexuality] Clipped Signature J.F. Wolfenden.

Author: 
John Frederick Wolfenden, Baron Wolfenden, (1906-1985), educationalist, best remembered for the report, recommending the decriminalisation of homosexuality (1957).
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£32.00

Clipping from Typed Letter signed, 8.5 x 5.5, good condition. Only typed text Yours very truly followed by signature. Docketed in another hand in pencil Headmaster of Uppingham | Author of Report. See image.

[David Lloyd George, sometime Prime Minister] Autograph Signature only on fragment of House of Commons notepaper. See image.

Author: 
David Lloyd George, sometime Prime Minister.
Lloyd George
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£30.00
Lloyd George

Fragment of House of Commons Notepaper, c.8.5 x 2.5cm, Signature slightly more of a scribble than usual, the e of George being faint and the D for David slightly affected by its being on the embossed House of Commons stamp. The reverse is stained but the signature is on a clear background. See image

[Dmitry Hilkoff/Kilkoff, Tolstoyan, etc] Autograph Letter Signed D Hilkoff to John Bellows | Dear Friend [Bellows, polymath, printer and lexicographer] about a Russian translation of Barclay's Apology. In English.

Author: 
Dmitry Hilkoff [Kilkoff] [Prince Dmitry Aleksandrovich Khilkoff (Khilkov, or Hilkov or Hilkoff) (1858–1914), sometime officer in Czar's Army, & Tolstoyan (Pacifism) & a Socialist Revolutionary].
Publication details: 
Address given in text, 181 Grand-Lancy, Geneva, Switzerland; 17 Aug.1901.
£650.00

Two pages 8vo, bifolium, blank second leaf laid down on former album page, 22 x 14cm, good condition. Text: The last time I saw you I spoke to you about the necessity of translating and printing in russian [sic] 'Barclay's Apology'. I think that the sooner it will be printed the better, and ought to be printed in russian without any abriviations [sic]. But I have not the means of paying the translation and printing. | Do you think the Society of Friends would give the necessary money for the translation and printing?

[Head of Station, Tokyo; Japan] [Cyclostyled or similar] H/Tokyo's Valedictory Report

Author: 
[Head of Station, Tokyo]
Japan
Publication details: 
[1972]
£950.00
Japan

(Covering Note dated 5 April 1974), one page, 4to; Valedictory Report, 10 pages, 4to, good condition. A lengthy analysis of The Japanese, their society, customs, language, societal changes, etc., subjects that Intelligence would think important. See sample image. No other copy traced. From the private papers of C. A. A. Nicol, who was a 'Member of a joint FCO/MOD department in Hong Kong' between 1970 and 1975.

[Oleg Lyalin, Soviet Agent turned; cyclostyled or similar] Double Agents (D/As):- A DEFECTOR'S REPORT, marked Secret on every page.

Author: 
[Oleg Adolfovich Lyalin (1937 – 1995), Soviet agent who defected from the KGB]
Defector
Publication details: 
November 1972.
£1,500.00
Defector

Ten pages ( paginated 2-7), sm.fol., cyclostyled or similar, good condition, comprising: introductory page with information: reference, date (1 December 1972), To [Hong Kong], From: Head Office, [...]: Double Agents] and statement Attached are copies of a paper on KGB principles and methods of running double agents. This may be passed to appropriate [...]. Second page has Contents with number of paragraphs: I. Introduction, II. Objectives, III. Organisation and Procedures, IV. Operational Practice, Appendix A.

[Earl of Exeter; Burghley] Document (Obligation) Signed Exeter, also signed by Culpepper Tanner, his Steward.

Author: 
John Cecil, 5th Earl of Exeter (c.1648-1700), known as Lord Burghley till 1678, MP, Collector.
Exeter
Publication details: 
8 July 1690
£180.00
Exeter

One page, folio, foxed and aged, but clear text. See image. Note (Wiki): Exeter was the son of John Cecil, 4th Earl of Exeter (1628–1678), and Lady Frances Manners. He was educated at Stamford School and St John's College, Cambridge.[2] He was elected to the House of Commons for Northamptonshire in 1675, a seat he held until 1678 when he succeeded his father in the earldom and entered the House of Lords. He was a notable Grand Tourist and filled his family home, Burghley House, with treasures purchased on his travels in 1679, 1681 and 1699[3] in Italy.

[Gaston Palewski; de Gaulle] Typed Letter Signed Gaston Palewski to Monsieur le Professeur Andre Gros, legal advisor to De Gaulle at the time, who counter-signs, referring to an article by Sir John Pollock, and his work in London.

Author: 
Gaston Palewski [(1901 – 1984), French politician, close associate of Charles de Gaulle]
Palewski
Publication details: 
[Printed heading includes] Cabinet du Général de Gaulle, No. 505/Cab.Dir., [date typed] Alger, le 8 février 1944
£120.00
Palewski

One page, 4to, fold marks, one edge dusted, fold marks, ow good. Je vous remercie vivement de m'avoir envoyé l;article de Sir John Pollock. Que cette fidélité amicale et intelligence est raffraichissante [one f crossed out]. | Je vous félicite du travail que vous faites à Londres, et vous prie de croire a mon tres fidèle souvenir. Underneath Palewski's scrawled signature, Gros has added le ci est de Palewski I I think!) adding his own nearly illegible signature. See image.

[Charles Pratt; America; Plantations] Section only of MS. Document (Secretarial text) Signed C. Pratt, memorialist as Attorney-General, concerning the Commissioners of Prizes and Plantations in America

Author: 
Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden (1714-1794) judge and politician.
Camden
Camden1
Publication details: 
Lincolns Inn Fields, 3 Dec. 1759.
£280.00
Camden
Camden1

Surviving section 20 x 10cm, closed tears 2.5cm, edges sl. ragged, foxing but text fully legible. See images.

[Pandit Nehru, Indira (Nehru) Gandhi and her Sons] Family Photograph of Pandit Nehru, Indira Gandhi and her two sons, Rajiv and Sanjay. With, on reverse, a signed greetings from Indira Gandhi.

Author: 
Pandit [Jawaharlal] Nehru, Indira [Nehru] Gandhi and her Sons, with dog.
Nehru
Nehru reverse
Publication details: 
Printed label on reverse, New Delhi 1959-60.
£1,500.00
Nehru
Nehru reverse

Photograph, c.16 x 11.5cm, very good condition, tipped on to card of same size crudely taped,and with wire for hanging as with a picture, with inscription on verso, All good wishes for the New Year | Indira Gandhi. Some philistine has added to the inscription in blue ink and capitals, WITH THE PRIME MINISTER | AND HIS | GRANDSONS. See images. Note: I've not found the image on Google Images.

[Valentín Gómez Farías; Mexico] Signature with final flourish only. See image.

Author: 
Valentin Gomez Farias [(1781 – 1858), President of Mexico twice.].
Mexico
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£350.00
Mexico

Piece of paper 9 x 2.5cm, laid down on slightly larger card, with docketing President 1835, sl. grubby but clear and bold. Notes (from Wikipedia): A. President of Mexico during two main periods: one in the early 1830s and one in the late 1840s, when he served as president during the Mexican-American War. In his first term, he enacted significant liberal reforms that were aimed at undermining the power of the Roman Catholic Church and the army in Mexico ; The Mexican Cession consisted of present-day U.S.

[Marechal Berthier] Autograph Subscription to a Letter, signed Berthier (see image),

Author: 
Louis-Alexandre Berthier ( 1753 – 1815) (Minister of War and chief of staff to Napoleon)
Berthier
Publication details: 
No Place or Date.
£56.00
Berthier

Part of letter, 18.5 x 10, stained and grubby but text clear (see image), laid down on another piece of paper of the same size, as follows: Recevez, Monsieur le Comte, l'assurance de ma plus haute consideration | Le Prince de Wagram et de Neuchatel | Vice-connétable | Berthier ||

[George, Duke of Marlborough] Autograph Note Signed Marlborough to My Lord [not known] about Oxford Yeomanry.

Author: 
George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough (1739 – 1817), sometime Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, courtier, nobleman, and politician
Marlborough
Publication details: 
Blenheim, [ Aug 1807?]
£85.00
Marlborough

Half a 12mo page, fold mark, good condition. I have the Honor to transmit to your Lordship this Letter which I have received from two of the officers commanding Troops of Yeomanry in the County of Oxford. See image. These letters are NOT present.

[Bishop Alexander Cameron and others; Manuscript] Heritable Bond signed on every page by Bishop Alexander Cameron, Alexander Badenoch, Alexander Dick (accountant), George Brown (lawyer), James Francis Kyle (became RC Bishop in 1827)

Author: 
Dr Alexander Cameron [(1747–1828), Roman Catholic bishop who served as the Vicar Apostolic of the Lowland District, Scotland]., and Others
Edinburgh
Publication details: 
Edinburgh, 1814
£120.00
Edinburgh

MS.11 pages, folio, bound with string, last page dusted and grubby, mainly good condition. All pages have the five signatures. Image of first page available.

William Cowan, Provost of Ayr [East India Company] Autograph Note Signed William Cowan Provost [of Ayr, Scotland] to Lord Melville [deceased! See note below] referring to a Petition asking for involvement in East India trade [not present].

Author: 
William Cowan, banker, Provost of Ayr [East India Company]
Publication details: 
Ayr, 29 April 1812
£100.00

One page, 8vo, bifolium (second leaf blank except for docketing of name and date), good condition. Text: I have the honour to transmit to your Lordship the Copy of a Petition which the Magistrates & Council of this Burgh beg your Lordship will have the goodness to present tothe House of Lords, Praying to be admitted to a participation of the East India trade, and that whatever part thereof is granted, may not be confined to the Port of London alone; but also to the other Sea Port Towns of the Kingdom.

[Hesing Xi Cheng or Sheng, Captain of the Keying, Chinese Junk] Signed 8vo portrait drawing of Hesing, known as Xi Cheng.

Author: 
[Hesing; Voyage to England and New York from China, 1846-8]
Hesing
Publication details: 
[c.1848]
£950.00
Hesing

Signed `Hesing´ in bold black ink at the foot beneath his portrait, also adding the junk's name `Keying´ and the name `Suckling´ [not traced] to the portrait, all with their equivalent Chinese characters beneath. Quite heavily foxed, mainly around not on the image and signatures, top left corner torn off (a red ink stamp might have been there as in other examples, with Chinese characters, being the seal of Prince Hui Rui, but other examples would not have fitted in the lost corner). See image.

[ Dwarkanath Tagore ] Manuscript biographical study (panegyric even) of Dwarkanath Tagore, presumably secretarial text (two hands), but signed from Dwarky Oct [8]/42

Author: 
Dwarkanath Tagore [(1794-1846), one of the first Indian industrialists to form an enterprise with British partners and entrepreneurs. He was the grandfather of Rabindranath Tagore].
Dwarky
Publication details: 
No place, [c. [8] Oct. 1842]
£800.00
Dwarky

Four pages, cr. 8vo, bifolium, fold marks, good condition. Dwarkanath Tagore & his family were the projectors of the Hindoo College and by their exertions & support aided by Sir Edwd Hyde East carried this important institution into full effect even against the wishes of the Government of the day[.] [T]hey continue to support it with liberal subscriptions and by personal attention to the management, to the present day - The School Book Society has in like manner been instituted and supported by D.J. & his family[.][...].

[ Edward Marsh, PS to Churchill ] Typed Note Signed E Marsh to Thomas Lloyd Humberstone, conveying Chancellor of the Exchequer Churchill's thanks for sending a copy of his book on University Reform.

Author: 
Edward Marsh [Sir Edward Howard Marsh (1872-1953) was a British polymath, translator, arts patron and civil servant; Private Secretary to Churchill]
Publication details: 
[Embossed Stamp of Chancellor of the Exchequer, then Embossed] Treasury Chambers, Whitehall, S.W., 8 Dec. 1926
£50.00

One page, 4to, fold marks, good condition. Text: Mr. Churchill desires me to thank you for the copy of your book on University Reform in London, which you have been good enough to send him.

[Lord Bathurst, Tory politician.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Bathurst') [to the agent of the Marquis Wellesley, elder brother of the Duke of Wellington], regarding a dispute over the fittings to be left behind on quitting Apsley House.

Author: 
Henry Bathurst (1762-1834), 3rd Earl Bathurst [Lord Bathurst], Tory Foreign Secretary, friend and supporter of Pitt the Younger [Lord Wellesley; Duke of Wellington; Apsley House, Piccadilly, Mayfair]
Publication details: 
Piccadilly [London]. 22 September [1807].
£300.00

See his entry in the Oxford DNB. The present item dates from 1807, the year in which Bathurst sold the celebrated Apsley House ('No. 1 London') to the Duke of Wellington's brother the Marquis Wellesley, who sold it on to the Duke ten years later. It is now the Wellington Museum. This item casts an interesting light on the initial sale. 2pp, 4to. Thirty-four lines of text. In good condition, lightly aged. Folded four times. He is disappointed that the unnamed male recipient (presumably Wellesley's agent) has not called on him.

[ Kimberley; Diamond Fields Advertiser ] The Siege of Kimberley 1899-1900. Specail Illustrated Number of the Diamond Fields Advertiser, Kimberley

Author: 
[ Kimberley; Diamond Fields Advertiser ]
Kimberley
Publication details: 
The Diamond Fields Advertiser, Ltd Kimberley [1900]
£380.00
Kimberley

Photographs mainly supplied by Mr. F.H. Hancox [...]. Not paginated. A very good copy, original dark red morocco gilt, sl. rubbed, raised bands, all edges gilt, patterned endpapers, with label of Arthur Probsthain, [eminent] Oriental Booksellers. See photo.

[ Fanny Garrison; suffrage; black rights ] Autograph Poem signed Fannie Garrison with autograph verse signed by Francis Jackson] Garrison

Author: 
Fanny Garrison [Helen Frances “Fanny” Garrison Villard (1844–1928), American women's suffrage campaigner, pacifist, co-founder of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People].
Garrison
Publication details: 
{Fannie's verse} Boston, Oct.21, 1860; {Francis Jackson's verse} Boston, Oct.23, 1860.
£1,200.00
Garrison

One page, 12mo, very good condition. Text, a verse from Gerald Massey's To-Day and To-Morrow (see note below) as follows: [Fanny's quotation marks] Though hearts brood o'er the past, our eyes | With smiling features glisten, | For, lo! our day bursts up the skies! | Lean out your souls and listen! | The world rolls Freedom's radiant way, | And ripens with her sorrows; | Keep heart! who bears the cross to-day, | Shall wear the crown tomorrow. | Fannie Garrison. | Boston, Oct.21st, 1860 | [ 'Mrs Henry villard' in another hand ] || Why ask a name?

[ Indian Mutiny; Hodson's Horse ] Notebook-cum-Sketchbook containing MS material relating to the Indian Mutiny

Author: 
[ Indian Mutiny; Hodson's Horse ] [ Susan A. Hodson, wife of William Stephen Raikes Hodson of Hodson's Horse, compiler ]
Hodson
Publication details: 
Inscription: Susan A. Hodson | The Priory | Simla | Souvenir of 1857, presumably in her hand.
£9,500.00
Hodson

Notebook-cum-Sketchbook, 4to, 19.5 x 16cm, soft leather gt, sl. worn at edges, marbled end-papers, mainly good to very good condition. Forty of the pages have drawings, letters, MSS material, a photograph, autograph signatures etc, others blank. a. Inscription as aboveb. Pencil sketch of Hodson, mounted, leading prisoners (?), full page, captioned on second page, Hodson returning from ye Slaughter of ye Pandies | His trusty Sword he had girded on | The knaves he strung behind him. Two pagesc. See images.

[ F.R. Maunsell; Delhi; Indian Mutiny; Pamphlet ] The Siege of Delhi. A Record by a Survivor who filled an important post at the 'Glorious' Siege.

Author: 
[ F.R. Maunsell, K.C.B. ]
Delhi
Publication details: 
London Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd, 1912
£80.00
Delhi

Pamphlet, 23pp., 8vo, with addendum slip, green wraps quite heavily sunned, contents good condition. Copies in copyright libraries plus NY.

[ J.O.; Book ] The Story of the Mhow Court-Martial with Notes and an Appendix

Author: 
J. O. [Jacob Omnium, pseud., i.e. M. J. Higgins.]
Mhow
Publication details: 
London: Smith, Elder and Co., 65 Cornhill, 1864
£120.00
Mhow

[iv].80pp., 8vo, beige paper wraps, dusted, good condition. Reprinted from the Cornhill Magazine of November 1863. This edition scarce, copies recorded in BL, North Carolina and Australia.

[ Jesse Collings ] Autograph Note Signed Jesse Collings to My Dear Cobb [presumably Henry Peyton Cobb, later Liberal MP for Rugby ] about his victory.

Author: 
Jesse Collings [ (1831–1920), Mayor of Birmingham, a Liberal (later Liberal Unionist) MP ].
Publication details: 
Edgbaston B[irmingha]m, 7 Oct[?] 1885.
£28.00

One page, 12mo, good condition. Well done - I waited for news & was glad.- I heartily congratulate you for your fight & victory - King regards & congratulations to Mrs. Cobb.~28~AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT BIRMINGHAM LIBERAL PARTY MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT/~ ~0~OL59~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 22993~16/04/2020~False~W.G. Henderson [ The Very Rev William George Henderson DD (1819[1]–1905), Dean of Carlisle from 1884 to 1905 ].~[ W.G. Henderson; Surtees Society ] Autograph Letter Signed W G Henderson to an unnamed correspondent about Surtees Society publications.~Magdalen College, Oxford, 28 Jan.

[Yurievskaya ] Autograph Card Signed "Princesse Yourievsky" to unnamed female correspondent, in French, profusely thanking her for a gift destined for the "Hopital russe"

Author: 
Princess Catherine Dolgorukova (1847-1922), long-time mistress of Emperor Alexander II of Russia and later given the title Princess Yurievskaya
Romanovs
Publication details: 
Nice, 13 Fevrier 1916
£450.00
Romanovs

Card, 13 x 10cm, text on both sides, card with attractive coloured and embossed royal insignia. "Permettez-moi de vous dire combien je suis touchee de votre don genereux d'un tableau, [?] par vous-meme qhe vous verrez de m'envoyer pour l'hopital russe. | Il est bien joli et nous tacherons de le mettre au lotterie, pour augmenter les fonds de l'Hopital, dont il a besoin souvent. | Avec mes vifs remerciements [...]" See image of first side.

[Edinburgh, 1832: 'The first voting which took place on the Reform Bill'.] Manuscript 'Copy of Entry in the Register of Qualified Voters for the City of Edinburgh', signed by Carlyle Bell, Conjunct-Clerk, on George Berry of Antigua Street.

Author: 
Carlyle Bell (c.1779-1850), Conjunct-Clerk [joint town clerk] of the the City of Edinburgh [Great Reform Act, 1832]
Publication details: 
Entry dated 13 September 1832.
£350.00

A nice piece of Edinburgh historical ephemera. See the entry on George Berry (1795-c.1874), the first man to register to vote there following the passing the Great Reform Act, in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1874-1875, where he is described as 'an enthusiastic "Free Trader"'. 40 x 10 cm slip of laid paper, with printed form on one side, headed 'COPY of ENTRY in the REGISTER of QUALIFIED VOTERS for the CITY of EDINBURGH.' In fair condition, lightly aged and creased, with clean vertical cut unobtrusively repaired with archival tape.

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