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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

Original typed article and corrected proof concerning the discovery of two chalk drawings of 'the Diaghilev Ballet, in Les Sylphides and Le Carnaval' by Nancy Bowden, an assistant to the London dance ...

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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Publisher: Unpublished letter Dust Jacket: No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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'For Scotland and true liberty' Speech to Veterans
Author: HAIG, Douglas; Field Marshal; Earl Year: 1925
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Wishaw, Scotland Signed: No

ff 7. Manuscript of a stirring speech to Scottish veterans made by Britain's commander on the western front in which he urged Scotland's soldiers to look after each other in peacetime - 'the hardest b...

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'Maggie C Bush - Elmira College, 1855'
Author: ELMIRA COLLEGE; Margaret C Bush Year: 1855
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Elmira Signed: Yes

[pp] 72. Manuscript essays, letters and journal entries by a member of the first intake to 'the mother of women's colleges' - Elmira College - one of the world's first women's higher education college...

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'She's the sexy type but terribly hard' [Archive]
Author: HITCHCOCK, Alfred; Pat Hitchcock Year: 1950
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Los Angeles Signed: Yes

(20x25cm) Five letters - and photographs - from Alfred Hitchcock's daughter Patricia including her own contemporaneous account of the much debated moment from the filming of Strangers on a Train 'out ...

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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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Alexander Technique Letters of Shamsi Davis
Author: DAVIS, Shamsi - Ashraf [Colin Davis] Dorothea Magonet; Peter Shellard Year: 1993
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

Documents from the estate of the conductor Sir Colin Davis relating to his wife's role as an Alexander Technique tutor at the Royal Academy of Music. Lady Davis is appointed to her post in the first l...

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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

Three 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 p...

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Archive of an MGM Child Film-Star
Author: BARTHOLOMEW, Freddie & Millicent - 'Cissie' - Bartholomew Year: 1934
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Hollywood & England Signed: No

FREDDIE BARTHOLOMEW’S HOLLYWOOD ARCHIVE, collected and preserved by Cissie Bartholomew, his aunt, guardian and, after a hard fight, his adoptive parent. This extensive Hollywood Archive of Diari...

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Arthur Balfour Debates Education Policy
Author: BALFOUR, Arthur Year: 1902
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

Fascinating document written by the soon-to-be Prime Minister setting out the alternatives for what would be known as the Balfour Education Act. Writing on a three sides of a small bifolium, blind-emb...

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Autograph Letter about a Housman Musical Setting
Author: HOUSMAN, A E [F Lyon] Year: 1924
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Trinity College, Cambridge Signed: Yes

Autograph letter from the poet A E Housman granting permission for the performance of one of the many musical settings of his verse. Writing in black ink on a small bifolium of notepaper (Arum Lily wa...

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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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Autograph Note about Kai Lung Review
Author: BRAMAH, Ernest [Eric Forbes-Boyd] Year: 1940
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: London and Boston Signed: No

Wartime double-sided autograph note from the novelist Ernest Bramah to the reviewer Eric Forbes Boyd thanking him for his 'extremely gratifying notice of "Kai Lung" in the "Christian Sc...

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Born Free: The Dustjacket Designer's Archive
Author: FARNHILL, Kenneth - Joy Adamson Year: 1960
Publisher: Collins Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: Yes

Extensive artist's archive depicting the African landscapes and photo-montage dustjackets that adorned Joy Adamson's hugely successful trilogy about her life with lions: Born Free, Living Free and For...

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Cal Arts [Colour Offset Lithograph]
Author: GREIMAN, April; Jayme Odgers Year: 1978
Publisher: California Institute of the Arts Dust Jacket: No
Place: Valencia, CA Signed: No

1195mmx293mm Original poster from the archive of April Greiman as seen in the V&A exhibition Postmodernism, Style and Subversion (2011). According to the V&A catalogue description 'Though it m...

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Children's Special Service Mission Journal
Author: GOODMAN, Montgomery Year: 1897
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: UK Signed: Yes

ff 245; 535 photographs. Massive folio journal recording the evangelical 'Beach Missions' and indefatigable preaching to poor children of George and Montgomery Goodman who were members of the Children...

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Clinical Cases in Bellevue Hospital 1865-66
Author: ANDERSON, D Willer Year: 1865
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: New York Signed: Yes

[pp] 36 & blanks. Manuscript record of 'clinical cases' at New York's Bellevue Hospital kept by a young doctor apparently specialising in obstetrics and women's health that includes a detailed acc...

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Costume Designs and Drawings
Author: CASHMAN, June Year: 1950
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Leeds Signed: Yes

Manuscript 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 Technolog...

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Diary of a Sunderland Ship-builder
Author: BARTRAM, Robert Appleby Year: 1889
Publisher: T and J Smith, Son, & Downes Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

pp 350 + blanks. Business and personal diary of a hyper-active Sunderland shipbuilder and proprietor of Bartram and Sons. Bartram has used a pre-printed 'T and J Smith's Post Quarto One Day Diary', gr...

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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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Far Eastern Novelist & Social Historian's Archive
Author: BARR, Pat[ricia] & John Barr Year: 1955
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Far East and Norfolk Signed: Yes

Extensive archive (nearly 1 linear metre) of the successful novelist and social historian of China, Japan, India and the far east Pat Barr (1934-2018), author of 19 published books, and her husband, e...

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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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Gibraltar Military List & Social Register
Author: ADYE, Sir John; Arthur Edward Hardinge [etc] Year: 1883
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Gibraltar Signed: No

From the governor's residence in Gibraltar, a manuscript record of British colonial officials, staff, naval and army officers in the Crown Colony which was used by the Governor's household as a social...

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Gladstone & Fasque: an Archival Collection
Author: GLADSTONE, Sir John Robert Year: 1870
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Fasque, Kincardineshire Signed: Yes

A lifetime's financial records of the third member of the Gladstone family to own Fasque House in Aberdeenshire. Lord Lieutenant of Kincardineshire and the third Baronet, Sir John Robert Gladstone wa...

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Gordon & Co Bill for Seeds, 1822
Author: GORDON, Forsyth, Thomson & Co. Year: 1822
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Wiltshire & London Signed: Yes

[4] 'Dutch turnip', 'Windsor Beans' and 'Negro dwarf kidney beans': a bill from a London nursery - 'Seedsman' - for supplying vegetable seeds to the lawyer John Thomas Batt to be planted at his countr...

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Harvey's Midgets. Miss Jennie Worgen, The Midget
Author: BROWN, BARNES & BELL Year: 1884
Publisher: Brown, Barnes & Bell Dust Jacket: No
Place: London [?] Signed: No

(10.5x6.5cm) Souvenir photograph of 'Miss Jennie Worgen The Midget Housewife. 19 Years of Age. 25 inches in height. Permanent Photograph.' The albumen photograph is mounted on card; slight abrasion to...

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Imperial Caesar [Original Dustjacket Artwork]
Author: GRIMLEY, H Bridgeman Year: 1960
Publisher: Collins Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London Signed: No

(18x21cm) Original dustjacket artwork in gouache on thick art paper. Overleaf the publisher Collins's print instructions, dated 16 March 1960 noting 'Add to bottom only to give 8 3/8 65 Proofs in Colo...

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Journal of a Continental Tour through France...
Author: FITZCLARENCE, Frederick - Frederic [August Schlegel] Year: 1835
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: France, Belgium, Prussia, Switzerland, Savoy Signed: No

pp 76 Illustrated Grand Tour journal written by the illegitimate son of the reigning British monarch, William IV, which includes a near-death experience in a carriage crash and an escorted tour around...

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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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Literary Remains of the Swiss Henchoz family
Author: HENCHOZ, David Samuel; Abraham Pillet; etc Year: 1700
Publisher: N/A Dust Jacket: No
Place: Rossiniere/ Berne/ Paris/Touslouse etc Signed: No

A cache of documents and publications concealed by the Henchoz family in the eighteenth century in the attics of the Grand Chalet, Rossiniere, in the Vaudois Alps - a building thought to be the bigges...

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Log Book: Arabia - The Cunard Steam-Ship Company L
Author: CUNARD STEAM SHIP COMPANY: Captain T T Sheehan, W B Tanner Year: 1955
Publisher: Cunard Steam Ship Company Dust Jacket: No
Place: Liverpool and Montreal Signed: No

pp 200 Substantial folio sized manuscript Ship's Log for the Cunard Cargo Ship, Arabia, from 1955-1956. Quarter blue cloth binding with printed label on upper cover, manuscript accomplished in ink wit...

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Manchester University Union - Artwork
Author: BARDSLEY, Geoffrey Year: 1941
Publisher: The University Union, Manchester Dust Jacket: No
Place: Manchester Signed: Yes

pp56 Original artwork together with a near fine copy of the Manchester University Union Rag magazine for 1941 in a fresh and bright cover designed by Geoffrey Bardsley who was also behind the 4 pieces...

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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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Minute Book: Proprietors of Drummond Place Gardens
Author: DRUMMOND PLACE, Edinburgh Year: 1967
Publisher: Unpublished Manuscript Dust Jacket: No
Place: Edinburgh Signed: No

pp 220. Folio-sized manuscript minute book of the Proprietors of Drummond Place Gardens in the New Town of Edinburgh. Under the terms of the Charter of 1823 the gardens are communally owned by the 120...

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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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Misanthropic Musings of a Misogamistic Misogynist
Author: DE FREITAS TEIXEIRA SPINOLA DE CASTELBRANCO, Fernando Pedro Mauricio João Alfredo Year: 1931
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Madeira, Franser House Signed: No

ff 32 Bizarre typescript of 250 aphorisms such as 'What women get by weeps men get by whips' (228). Stylishly bound in brown and green morocco, scuffing to edges; large linocut bookplate of Josephina ...

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Montessori Notes 1935
Author: CLAREMONT, Claude & Francesca; Maria Montessori Year: 1935
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Surrey Signed: No

ff56. Preparatory notes for lectures given by a leading British disciple of Maria Montessori's educational movement Claude Claremont, probably in the hand of his wife the historian Francesca Claremont...

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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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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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Pan and Luna: Illustrated by R Wheatcroft
Author: BROWNING, Robert; R Wheatcroft Year: 1907
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: United Kingdom Signed: Yes

Large folio manuscript bound in illustrated boards with silk ties; calligraphic manuscript title page: 'Pan and Luna by Robert Browning illustrated by R. Wheatcroft' in black ink. The text which is lo...

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Prison Letters of a 'Back-Street Abortionist'
Author: HILL, William Ernest Year: 1970
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

One hundred autograph letters, court documents and personal items from a convicted and prolific 1960s London 'back-street abortionist' who was sentenced to five years in gaol for 'unlawfully administe...

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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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Sermons Delivered by Dr J Wilbur Chapman
Author: CHAPMAN, J Wilbur Year: 1916
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Washington, Philadelphia Signed: No

Four volumes of typescript sermons delivered by the Presbyterian Evangelist J Wilbur Chapman (1859-1918) between February and April, 1916, at the Tabernacle Washington, Philadelphia. Attractively boun...

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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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Some Considerations about the Price of Gold
Author: ENGLISH MERCHANT Year: 1695
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[pp]3 [1] blank. A submission to Westminster's response to the currency crisis of the 1690s, the Coinage Commission, written by an English merchant trying to persuade the government to limit the price...

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Synopsis and Analysis of the Mental Qualities
Author: HATFIELD, Professor; Ernest B Nixon Year: 1903
Publisher: Professor Hatfield Dust Jacket: No
Place: Bridlington, Yorkshire Signed: Yes

[ff] 27. Manuscript phrenological analysis of 'Mr Ernest B Nixon' undertaken by a 'Graduate of the American Institute of Phrenology, Fowler Wells and Co., New York.' 'Professor Hatfield' has used his ...

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The Art of Managing a Team [etc]
Author: CRACKNELL, George Year: 1837
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Norfolk Signed: No

pp 97-136 The final section of 'George Cracknell's Commonplace Book', bound in quarter roan over marbled thin pasteboards, everything before page 97 now missing. Cracknell's ownership inscription appe...

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The King's General: First Treatment for TV
Author: DU MAURIER; Daphne; Olaf Pooley Year: 1979
Publisher: Sebastian Film Productions Ltd Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

ff 56 Olaf Pooley's script for an unrealised Sebastian Film Productions TV adaptation of The King's General, produced by Gabrielle Beaumont. Laid into the card bound script is a long letter (7 sides) ...

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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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Wild Wales: Romantic Visual Journal
Author: E.H. & M.R. [Artists] Year: 1830
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Wales Signed: Yes

ROMANTIC VISUAL JOURNAL of a Welsh tour undertaken in the 1820s or 1830s. The collection comprises 24 pencil drawings from a sketching tour, 14 drawings by ‘M.R.’; 10 by ‘E.H.’, individually m...

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William Caxton: A Figure for Schools
Author: CAXTON, William Year: 1930
Publisher: N/A Dust Jacket: No
Place: [London] Signed: No

35cm. Striking portrait of William Caxton taking an impression from his printing press, the image mounted on hardboard with hanger to the verso. Presumed to be intended for pedagogical use and hung on...

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