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'An Early Glimpse of Ballets Russes' Draft/ Proof
Author: BOWDEN, Nancy; Mary Clarke; Cyril Beaumont [Diaghilev] Year: 1982
Publisher: Dancing Times Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

[pp5 typescript; corrected proof; typed letter; vintage photograph.] Original typed article and corrected proof concerning the discovery of two chalk drawings of 'the Diaghilev Ballet, in Les Sylphide...

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'be contented with this life-like portrait!'
Author: GATTY Alfred Scott Year: 1877
Publisher: Unpublished letter Dust Jacket: No
Place: Sheffield Signed: Yes

A funny letter about a musical commission undertaken by the composer and herald Alfred Scott Gatty which he concludes with a delightful caricatured self portrait on the grounds that 'My photo has not ...

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'Continuous Certificate': Merchant Seaman Archive
Author: GOULD, Clifford Year: 1912
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Brightlingsea & the world Signed: No

Documentary archive of the career of British merchant seaman, Clifford Gould, who served with the Liverpool Salvage Association over two world wars. Born in Brightlingsea, Essex, in 1890 Gould joined ...

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'My Husband's First Scholar': F R Leavis & R G Cox
Author: COX, Reginald Gordon; F R Leavis; I A Richards; L C Knights etc Year: 1935
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Cambridge; Manchester Signed: Yes

The Archive of Reginald Gordon Cox, F R Leavis's first scholar at Downing College and a lifelong Leavisite, academic and friend of Lionel Knights. A highlight of the collection is a set of contemporar...

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'Quetta Album' British Raj Album
Author: GREEN John Singleton Year: 1947
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Quetta - modern Pakistan Signed: No

Collection of 160 photographs, 5x7cm, of a young British serviceman named John Singleton Green and friends in and around the British garrison at Quetta, now located in modern day Pakistan. Mounted in ...

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'The Ace from Snowy River'
Author: Banjo Paterson, Andrew Barton Paterson Year: 1892
Publisher: N/A Dust Jacket: No
Place: Australia Signed: Yes

A single leaf of manuscript poetry containing Banjo Paterson's horse ballad from the 1880s, 'The Open Steeplechase', but here presented under its original title: 'The Ace from Snowy River'. The poem b...

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A Decade of Protest: Photographic Archive
Author: HEMEL Press Archive Year: 1972
Publisher: Hemel Press Archive Dust Jacket: No
Place: Hemel Hempstead; Luton etc Signed: No

[55 vintage photos] Archive of protest photos from the angry first half decade of the 1970s providing high quality images of demonstrations, marches and protests on subjects local to Hertfordshire, no...

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A Replanning Scheme for Clitheroe in Lancashire
Author: CLOUGH, Robert T Year: 1948
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Leeds/ Clitheroe Signed: No

ff 87. Unpublished typescript study of the past, present and future planning possibilities of the Lancashire town of Clitheroe, complete with geological coloured maps, silver gelatin and half tone pho...

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Alla santita di nostro signore Gregorio Papa XVI
Author: Gregory XVI, Giacomo Giustiniani, Lorenzo Averardi Year: 1837
Publisher: Unpublished Manuscript Dust Jacket: No
Place: Rome Signed: Yes

A single folio sheet of paper, folded four times for use as a manuscript permit for an audience, 'Udienza', issued on behalf of Gregory XVI by the Camerlengo, 'Cardinale Giacomo Giustiniani' and signe...

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Anti-Sinn Fein Letters to Actor John Martin Harvey
Author: BURKE, Cranley; Dr Alfred Barnes [John Martin Harvey] Year: 1918
Publisher: Unpublished letters Dust Jacket: No
Place: Dublin/ London Signed: Yes

[3 ALS] Anti-Sinn Fein letters to the English actor-manager John Martin Harvey in response to publication of his article in The Irish Times. A disciple of Sir Henry Irving, Martin-Harvey was a regular...

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Autograph Letter from novelist Anna Eliza Bray
Author: BRAY, Anna Eliza Year: 1857
Publisher: Unpublished Manuscript Dust Jacket: No
Place: Brompton Signed: Yes

A two page letter from the writer Anna Eliza Bray written on a single sheet of mourning paper in 1857 shortly after the death of her second husband, Edward Atkins Bray. Dated November 30th 1857, 18 Th...

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Autograph Letter from the Botanist George Bentham
Author: BENTHAM, George Year: 1857
Publisher: Unpublished Manuscript Dust Jacket: No
Place: Kew Gardens Signed: Yes

A one page letter from the botanist George Bentham arranging an appointment with Mrs Hall at the Herbarium at Kew Gardens. Bentham who has been described as 'the premier systematic botanist of the nin...

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Costume History & Design Notes and Drawings
Author: CASHMAN, June Year: 1950
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Leeds Signed: No

Costume design collection of a future designer with Yorkshire Television comprising two large quarto exercise books of drawings and sketches made in the 1950s at 'Leeds College of Technology' and a fo...

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Emlyn Williams as Charles Dickens
Author: Charles Dickens - Emlyn Williams Year: 1975
Publisher: H M Tennent Ltd Dust Jacket: No
Place: Harrogate Signed: No

(50x80cm) A theatre poster printed in red and black for Emlyn Williams' one man show based on the works of Charles Dickens, performed at Harrogate Theatre in 1975. Although now a well established form...

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Epping Town Football Club Photo Album
Author: EPPING Town Football Club Year: 1950
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Epping Town; Leytonstone Signed: No

Photo Album from the early 1950s probably compiled by a young footballer who played with several east London teams including Epping Town, Leytonstone and Southend Football Club. The silver gelatin pho...

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Essex Gaol Calendar, for the Summer Assize
Author: GRAHAM, Sir Robert; Sir James Burrough; Nathaniel Garland Year: 1824
Publisher: Meggy and Chalk Dust Jacket: No
Place: Chelmsford, Essex Signed: No

[28x45cm] pp 4 Rare Gaol Calendar recording the 1824 summer assizes in Chelmsford, with a dozen offenders sentenced to transportation - not located in any collection. Very large printed bifolium by Me...

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Football Season, 1909-10 'Footballers' Requisites'
Author: HADFIELD, Thomas Year: 1909
Publisher: Thomas Hadfield Dust Jacket: No
Place: Glossop Signed: No

(18.5x25.5cm) 1909 flyer advertising football kit from a Derbyshire sports retailer, Thomas Hadfield, of Glossop. Printed on both sides the broadside promises 'the Largest Stock in the Borough of all ...

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G M Trevelyan - 7 Letters
Author: George Macaulay Trevelyan Year: 1948
Publisher: Unpublished letters Dust Jacket: No
Place: Cambridge Signed: Yes

A small collection of seven letters (four handwritten and three typed) from the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, to Florence Image, widow of the former Trinity Fellow the classicist John Maxwell ...

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Heures Nouvelles dediees a La Duchesse D'Aiguillon
Author: GAIGNOL, Claude [Duchess D'Aiguillon] Year: 1754
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Paris Signed: Yes

(12.5x19cm) [8] ff 118 [2] Eighteenth century devotional manuscript dedicated to the Duchesse D'Aiguillon, Louise-Felicite de Brehan, who became Duchess when her husband the General and later Secretar...

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King Edward VII Lodge 3442 [Archive]
Author: FREEMASONS, Bradford Year: 1910
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Bradford Signed: No

[5 Vols] Detailed archival collection of the King Edward VII Freemasons' Lodge in Bradford comprising five volumes of By-laws, Inventory, Declaration Book with signed certificates of 120 new members f...

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Lincoln's Inn Receipts for the Hated Window Tax
Author: GRINT, Thomas [John Thomas Batt] Year: 1781
Publisher: Lincoln's Inn Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

Three printed receipts, accomplished in manuscript, and signed by the Steward of Lincoln's Inn for collection of the Window Tax and other dues from the London lawyer, John Thomas Batt. The Steward, Th...

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London Lyrics
Author: Frederick Locker Year: 1890
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Unknown Signed: No

A manuscript fair copy of Locker's London Lyrics by R E Holmes who has signed his additional notes to the rear. Probably completed as an act of homage in the 1890s, Holmes has copied the text in black...

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Maid Servants:  Wage - Book
Author: Grace Lane - Kings Bromley Hall Year: 1904
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Kings Bromley Hall, Lichfield Signed: Yes

A very large quarto ledger with 'Wage Book K.B.M.' in gilt on spine. ff 177, entries finish in 1921 around f 60. A printed book accomplished in manuscript with columns for 'Servant's Name', 'Capacity...

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Mary A E Green finds a new 'Protectress' Letter
Author: GREEN, Mary Anne Everett Year: 1859
Publisher: Unpublished letter Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

The Victorian archivist Mary Anne Everett Green writes to the Society of Antiquaries about the discovery of a new document in the hand of Oliver Cromwell's wife Elizabeth Cromwell as 'I understand tha...

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Meteorological Archive: 1972-2004
Author: David Fellowes Year: 1972
Publisher: Met Office Dust Jacket: No
Place: Derbyshire Signed: Yes

[10 Vols] The meteorological archive of David Fellowes, a voluntary contributor to the Met Office based in Derbyshire. The archive is made up of ten pre printed volumes provided by the Met Office comp...

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Minutes of the Manchester Children's Mission
Author: Herbert T Birch, James Boyd, Ernest Wright, Fred Hargreaves Year: 1909
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Manchester Signed: Yes

ff 107. The official record of th Manchester and Salford Children's Special Service Mission Committee, from its inception in 1909 through to 1947.These committee minutes record the organisation, activ...

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Narodni pisně moravske [Czech manuscript]
Author: BARTOS, Frantisek Year: 1889
Publisher: Manuscript Dust Jacket: No
Place: Zlin Signed: No

pp 156 Czech fair copy of the folk song collector Frantisek Bartos's study of Moravian music, Narodni pisně moravske nove nasbirane. Bound in later brown cloth with wax marking on the upper board, an...

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Notes on the Heraldry in Oxfordshire churches...
Author: Emma Elizabeth Hautenville Cope [Reverend F N Davis] Year: 1930
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Oxfordshire/ Berkshire Signed: Yes

An annotated typescript, a manuscript and a set of corrected galley proofs by the palaeographer, genealogist and historian of Berkshire and Oxfordshire, Emma Elizabeth Hautenville Cope (1860-1949). Th...

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Original Archive of Cover-art Photography
Author: ATKINS, Marc; Arturo Perez-Reverte Year: 2000
Publisher: The Harvill Press/ Marc Atkins Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

2 silver gelatin photos (20x26cm) by Marc Atkins and eight cover-art proofs for Atkins' designs for the second paperback edition of Arturo Perez-Reverte's novels published by The Harvill Press. The fi...

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Original Book Illustrations for 'The Bronte Story'
Author: HASSALL, Joan; Margaret Lane [Charlotte, Emily, Anne, Branwell Bronte] Year: 1953
Publisher: William Heinemann Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

Ten original scraper-board illustrations for Margaret Lane's 1953 'Reconsideration of Mrs. Gaskell's Life of Charlotte Bronte' executed by the wood engraver and book illustrator Joan Hassall. Each of ...

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Personal Archive of Ernest Greenwood
Author: Harold Mackintosh, Eric Mackintosh Year: 1909
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Halifax Signed: Yes

A personal archive chronicling the professional life of a senior manager in the Mackintosh toffee company in Halifax. The archive which is held in a 'Nipper' file runs from 1909 to 1955 when Ernest Gr...

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Proceedings of a General Court Martial at Antwerp
Author: GRAHAM, Thomas, Lord Lynedoch; Hugh Halkett [Thomas Keyton] Year: 1814
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Antwerp Signed: No

[4] The official 4 page report on the Court Martial of Driver Thomas Keyton at Antwerp presided over and signed by both Brigadier General Hugh Halkett who would be in action a few months later at Wate...

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Quote and Watercolour for a Handmade Rug Designed
Author: COLLINS, Teresa Year: 2001
Publisher: Little and Collins Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

Grey cardboard folder containing correspondence between Teresa Collins and Ann Towns regarding the order of a handmade rug. With an original watercolour (16x22cm) on paper of a rug design entitled 'Be...

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Remarks on the Plague at Nairobi [archive]
Author: HARAN, James Augustine Year: 1902
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Nairobi, East Africa Protectorate - Kenya Signed: No

First hand manuscript account by James Haran of treating plague victims in Nairobi in 1902 together with the rest of his medical and personal archive as Principal Medical Officer, East Africa Protecto...

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See the Other Side [Broadside]
Author: GROAT, P B (General Emigration Agent), Charles B Lamborn (Land Commissioner, St Paul, Minnesota) Year: 1885
Publisher: Pioneer Press Dust Jacket: No
Place: St Paul, Minesota Signed: No

Rare broadside printed on both sides in blue ink, old folds, torn in two across a fold just below the list of applicable states: 'Minnesota, North Dakota.' lightly chipped to edges including a larger ...

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Shakespeare Country [British Railways Poster]
Author: BRITISH RAILWAYS [William Shakespeare] Year: 1962
Publisher: Fleming & Humphreys (Baylis) Ltd Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

(102x64cm) A British Railways Poster of Stratford upon Avon which promises to take the visitor to 'Shakespeare Country' and showing the scene around Holy Trinity Church in the town, presumably an imag...

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To My Esteemed Friend Alderman Frank Scholes
Author: HARDMAN, S; Frank Scholes, Mayor of Radcliffe Year: 1941
Publisher: Bury near Manchester Dust Jacket: No
Place: Greater Manchester Signed: No

pp 72 Manuscript collection of Lancashire verse presented by its author S Hardman of Holcrombe Brooke, Bury near Manchester to his friend the Mayor of Radcliffe (also Bury). Quarter red buckram over s...

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Tracts on the Proposed Regency [manuscript]
Author: GEORGE III Year: 1788
Publisher: John Stockdale Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

ff 100, c20,000 words Important manuscript produced for publication during the Regency crisis prompted by the 'madness of King George' III in the summer of 1788. 100 foolscap sized leaves, 'Britannia ...

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Treatment of Political Prisoners - 1801 - Letter
Author: BENTINCK William, 4th Duke of Portland [Keeper of Reading Gaol] Year: 1801
Publisher: Unpublished Manuscript Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

[6] A six page letter from the Lord Portland to the governor of Reading Gaol about the conditions under which two political prisoners should be held. The letter runs to six A4 sized pages, sewn with g...

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Vellum Cross Sealed by Nell Gwyn's Son
Author: BEAUCLERK, Charles, 1st Duke of St Albans Year: 1690
Publisher: N/A Dust Jacket: No
Place: England Signed: No

(17.5x18cm) A vellum cross sealed by Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans and the illegitimate son of Charles II and the actress Nell Gwyn. On either side of the central wax seal is written 'St Al...

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Velvet Album with Sarah Bernhardt Portrait
Author: BERNHARDT, Sarah; Napoleon Sarony Year: 1880
Publisher: Napoleon Sarony; Almsaedt Dust Jacket: No
Place: New York Signed: No

25x16cm Green velvet photo album containing one of Napoleon Sarony's 1880 portraits of the actress Sarah Bernhardt. The album is in very good condition, the velvet still fluffy and bearing a central m...

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Victorian Detective Fiction: Galley Proof Preface
Author: GREENE, Graham; John Carter [Dorothy Glover] Year: 1966
Publisher: Bodley Head Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

Galley proof of the preface to Greene and Glover's Victorian Detective Stories, A Catalogue of the Collection made by Dorothy Glover and Graham Greene. This single sheet contains Greene's two page pre...

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Vintage Photograph of Martha Graham in Herodiade
Author: GRAHAM, Martha; Isamu Noguchi Year: 1944
Publisher: N/A Dust Jacket: No
Place: New York Signed: No

(21x25cm) Vintage silver gelatin photograph of the dancer and choreographer Martha Graham in her commission from the composer Paul Hindemith, Herodiade. The image shows Graham in front of a sculptural...

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