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[CRICKET] Courtenay Edmund Boyle

Autograph Letter Signed to John Maxwell, publisher

English cricketer (1845-1901), wicket-keeper and right-handed batsman who played for Oxford University and M.C.C. 1 page, 16mo. Grubby and discoloured, with some fading, but no loss of text. The context raises the interesting possibility that a pseudonymous article might be identified as Boyle's...

£50.00
[CROYDON, SURREY, ENGLAND]

15 'INK-PHOTO' engravings.

These illustrations are marvellously evocative of the period before Croydon was ruined architecturally. Suitable for framing. They are photographic, in black and white, and approximately 7 inches by 9 1/2 inches, on sheets of paper approximately 10 1/2 inches by 13. Dusty and with a little...

£225.00
[Daniel Wilson (1778-1858), Bishop of Calcutta (as vicar of St Mary's, Islington)]

The Third Book of the Chronicles of the Town of Hillhausen. [handbill satire on Wilson]

Folio, 1 p. Double column. Text clear and complete. On aged paper, with wear to edges and repair on reverse to short closed tear. Thirty verses of biblical parody, sub-Chaldee MS (Blackwoods), the first reading 'AND it came to pass, that when Silkee-Dan, the chief priest of HILLHAUSEN, had read...

£180.00
[DICTIONARIES AND GRAMMARS, LEXICOGRAPHY] Maggs Brothers booksellers' catalogue

DICTIONARIES and GRAMMARS Catalogue 891 [500 Books on Linguistics and the Diversity of Tongues].

8vo. Pages: [2 +] 142. Frontispiece and fourteen full-page plates on art paper at rear. In good condition, in original green printed wraps, worn and torn and with closed tear at head of spine. A few marks in soft pencil. An invaluable scholarly production.

Book Trade History £45.00
[Direct Commissions Examination; British Army; Victorian England]

Manuscript headed 'Regulations for Direct Commissions Examination'.

12mo (20.5 x 13.5 cm), 2 pp. Forty-one lines of text. Clear and complete. Good, with part of the leaf from the album in which the item was mounted still adhering to the blank part of the reverse of the leaf. Divided into six sections, the first reading 'Exam: quarterly or oftener if necessary in...

Military and Naval History £75.00
[Dorothy Leigh Sayers]

A memorial service for Dorothy Leigh Sayers (Mrs. Atherton Fleming) M.A. (Oxon.): Hon. D.Litt. (Durham) Born 13th June, 1893 Died 17th December, 1957

Unbound bifoliate. Four unpaginated pages. Dimensions of leaf roughly 8 inches by 5 inches. In very good condition, but with two instances of light creasing. The lessons were read by Val Gielgud and Judge Gordon Clark, and the panegyric was by C. S. Lewis.

Literature £75.00
[Dr James Monckman of Downing College, Cambridge; Bradford]

Science at Cambridge, by Dr. Monckman. (Of Downing College.)

8vo: 16 pp. Unbound and stitched. On brittle, discoloured paper chipping at extremities and with the first and last leaves detached from one another. All but the first four pages consisting of a 'list of Original Papers, published by resident members of the University during the years 1886 and...

Science, Medicine and Technology £95.00
[Dr John Brown (1811-1901), i.e. John Taylor Brown] [Bibliomania; bibiography; typography]

"Bibliomania." (Reprinted from the North British Review, with Additions.)

16mo, 39 pp. Stitched. In original pink printed wraps. Text clear and complete. On aged, foxed paper with slightly dogeared corners. Minor chipping to extremities of wraps. Detailed engraving (7.5 x 7 cm) by J. Adam on title-page and front wrap, showing bearded man at lectern in room crammed...

Book Trade History £100.00
[Dr. A. L. Palmer, late Special Justice in Jamaica] [the abolition of the slave trade; West Indies; slavery]

Statement of Facts, illustrating the Administration of the Abolition Law, and the Sufferings of the Negro Apprentices in the Island of Jamaica.

12mo: 36 pp. Stitched. In twentieth-century card wraps. Good, with a little light spotting, on aged paper. Note, dated 'December 30th, 1837.', on last page, attributes the work to Palmer. Scarce: half of the ten copies listed on COPAC are facsimile or microfilm editions.

History £600.00
[E. Budd, bookseller (BBTI as "publisher?" c.1813.

Invoice for Lord Glenbervie.

One page, c.6 x 7", good condition. He is billed for "State Trials" and the "Political Register".

Book Trade History £45.00