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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Publisher: Unpublished letter Dust Jacket: No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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'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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Album of sketches by Lester George Hornby, etc
Author: HORNBY, Lester George; Alexander Jamieson Year: 1904
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Glasgow Signed: No

[ff] 50. Album of signatures and sketches collected on ocean cruises including two sketches by American artist Lester George Hornby. Owned by the Glasgow-born doctor Alexander Jamieson, the signatures...

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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Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No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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Alpine Climbing and Travel Album
Author: GLADSTONE, John of Capenoch, Dumfriesshire Year: 1926
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Scotland and France Signed: No

pp 68 Fascinating linen covered photo album recording the travels of the heir to Capenoch House in Dumfriesshire, John Gladstone in 1926. Mounted three photographs to a page (about 200 images in total...

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ALS from 'Mrs Bauhaus'
Author: GROPIUS, Ise [Walter Gropius] Year: 1940
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Lincoln, Massachusetts Signed: Yes

Touching thank you note from 'Mrs Bauhaus', Ise Gropius, following a 'talk' by her husband the architect Walter Gropius at Yale University. Written on 'Baker Bridge Road, So. Lincoln. Mass' headed pap...

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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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Autograph Letter about 'Mr Madan's Will'
Author: COWPER, William Year: 1790
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

Autograph letter by the English poet William Cowper following the death of his cousin, Martin Madan, the notorious advocate of polygamy. Single leaf without its conjugate address leaf written in brown...

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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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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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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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Calligraphic Lettering Piece from 1948
Author: FRIEDLANDER, Elizabeth Year: 1948
Publisher: Unpublished [?] Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

(31x42cm) Large calligraphic commission by the émigré German typographer and designer Elizabeth Friedlander. Completed for the Labour Party in 1948, the year of the foundation of the NHS, Friedlande...

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Civility of Behavior in Children [manuscript]
Author: ERASMUS , Desiderius [translated by] Ralph Bridges Year: 1720
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: England Signed: No

[pp] 2, ff71 [lacking ff 31-32 & 53-7; ff 20-1 bound out of order] Unpublished manuscript translation of Erasmus written by a friend of Alexander Pope; an early eighteenth century version of De Ci...

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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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Darwin's Home: a Down House Archive
Author: BUCKSTON BROWNE, George [Charles Darwin] Year: 1929
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Down House, Downe Signed: Yes

Manuscript Inventory or Guide to Down House written by its owner, George Buckston Browne, together with letters, photographs and ephemera from the late 1920's about the fanatical Darwinist's purchase,...

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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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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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Giggleswick School: Head Master's Albums
Author: DOUGLAS, Robert Noel [Duncan Cumming etc] Year: 1905
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Giggleswick, North Yorkshire Signed: No

Two volumes recording prizes awarded to pupils of Giggleswick School by the head, the first class cricketer and priest, Robert Noel Douglas. Small quarto format, bound in limp red morocco, binding of ...

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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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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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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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Letters from Weimar Germany - A Diplomatic Life
Author: BOWKER, Reginald James Year: 1922
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: London; Berlin; Heidelberg; Burma etc Signed: No

From the occupation of the Ruhr in 1922 Weimar Germany to the establishment of independent Burma, via a stint in early 1930s Berlin this collection of letters and documents charts the diplomatic life ...

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Lewis Carroll & the House of Macmillan: Manuscript
Author: CARROLL, Lewis; Charles Dodgson; Morton N Cohen Year: 1979
Publisher: Browning Institute Studies Dust Jacket: No
Place: London & Cuny Signed: No

Manuscript and corrected typescript drafts of an important bibliographical account of Charles Dodgson’s vexed relationship with the publisher of Alice in Wonderland, the house of Macmillan which was...

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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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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

Large quarto volume containing an annotated typescript, a manuscript and a set of corrected galley proofs by the palaeographer, genealogist and historian of Berkshire and Oxfordshire, Emma Elizabeth H...

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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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Photographs of Man Ray's former Muse
Author: GODDARD, Ivor [Jacqueline Barsotti/ Goddard; Man Ray] Year: 1940
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Isle of Wight Signed: No

Album of photographs influenced by Man Ray and including a handful of images of Man Ray's former model, Jacqueline Barsotti, who subsequently married the photographer of these images Ivor Goddard. Bar...

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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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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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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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Signed Postcard illustrating Dante's Divine Comedy
Author: DALI, Salvador; Dante Year: 1963
Publisher: Busson Dust Jacket: No
Place: Paris, France Signed: No

Signed Salvador Dali postcard of 'La Barque de Nocher' (Dante, The Divine Comedy). Dali has signed his name on the verso in calligraphic style: 'Dali 1963'. The surrealist master illustrated Dante's D...

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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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Three Pencil Drawings and a Letter
Author: ARDIZZONE, Edward Year: 1974
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Sittingbourne, Kent Signed: Yes

Three enchanting pencil drawings by Edward Ardizzone; a 1974 autograph letter from the artist to a collector, and a later Christmas card signed by Catherine Ardizzone. The three sketched drawings, unm...

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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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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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