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[Early Tea Payment Receipt 1717]

Manuscript Receipt from William Homer [Horner?], presumed London dealer in tea, addressed to Dr [Alexander Pudsey of Magdalen College, Oxford (c.1636-1721) with letter from Horner.

From a small archive of Twining Family Papers. One page. crumpled fold marks, spotted, minor damage with loss of a letter or two (from "Pudsey" as addressee), text clear and otherwise complete, as follows: "Dr. Pu[dsey] | Boufght of William Horner Octob. 17th 1717 | Fine Bohea Tea [S[ellin]g?]...

Social history £600.00
[East India Company; British Raj; the House of Gopaldoss]

List of Different Houses' (docketed 'List of Houses and Correspondences established by the House of Gopaldoss'), signed '/A true copy/ | Jno White | <?>'.

One page, octavo. Very good. On paper with 'C TAYLOR' Britannia watermarked paper. Possibly an East India Company document. Of obscure meaning, headed 'List of Different Houses', and consisting of two columns (the left-hand one of sixteen lines, and the right-hand of eleven). Includes '...

History £120.00
[Edward] Seymour Hicks

autograph note signed to unnamed correspondent,

English dramatist and actor-manager (1871-1949), knighted in 1935. One page, 8vo. "Just to say au revoir I hope it will not be long before we meet again & until then - the best of good luck / Yours / Seymour Hicks / Ever so many thanks for your jolly wire - / Bless you". Piece of adhesive...

Music and Theatre £20.00
[EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY DEBENTURE] Edward Hayman, J Jekyll, E Jekyll, Charles Cocks, Mary Cocks

Part of a Debenture bearing five signatures.

2 pages, dimensions roughly five inches square. Grubby and discoloured. The heading 'Debentur -' is followed by six short lines of abbreviated Latin ("Annuitat", etc.) and 'Add Tow ye Civil List since Michas 1715 | Ex Recordr. 4o. Aug 1716.' Verso reads 'Augt 1716 | full Contents of this...

History £100.00

Manuscript account book entitled 'Acco[un]t of Disbursem[en]ts transferred from Marble Covered Book (A)'.

Twenty-two leaves, stitched (last leaf loose), in original marbled wraps. 12mo (roughly ten centimeters by fifteen centimetres). Written in a small, neat hand, over columns ruled in red. In good condition although worn and dogeared, except for the loose leaf which is discoloured, frayed and worn...

History £450.00
[Eimar Ultan O'Duffy (1893-1935), Irish satirical writer]

A Plain Tale.

One page, in two 62-line columns. Octavo leaf with blank reverse. Good, on lightly aged paper with slight nicking and creasing to edges. Satirical account of 'simple soul' Michael James's dealings with his hypocritical neighbour Susan Elizabeth, who hands him a white feather when he refuses to...

Literature £85.00
[Ejército Argentino. Dirección General del Instituto Geográfico Militar; General San Martin; Argentina; Argentinian; South America]

Calendar, with colour illustrations and quotations, issued by the 'Ejército Argentino. Dirección General del Instituto Geográfico Militar', for '1950 Ano del Libertador General San Martin'.

Landscape. Unbound. On thirteen pieces of paper, each 17 x 23 cm. Each leaf with two punch holes at head, and all held together by a piece of blue string. Good, on lightly-aged paper. The calendar has been printed on the reverses of old coloured maps. Covering leaf (illustrating the "Antartida...

Travel and Topography £100.00
[ELECTRICAL ILLUMINATION VIA BALLOONS] Charles Dubos, French inventor or scientist

Projet d'application de la lumiere electriqu[e] a l'eclairage des villes

Four pages, folio, chipped with small loss of text. IN FRENCH. He begins: "Les nombreuses experiences que j'ai fait sur la lumiere electriquee l'appareil que j'ai confectionne me mettant en meme de pouvoir l'appliquer a l'eclairage des villes avec avantage et economie sur tout autre systeme". He...

French £350.00
[Elizabeth Sara Sheppard] [Joseph Joachim; Felix Mendelsohn; Jenny Lind]

Charles Auchester. By the Author of "My First Season," "Counterparts," etc.

Octavo: 415 pp. In contemporary red cloth binding, with title and owner's initials (K.D.F.) in gilt on spine. Internally tight, on aged paper; binding worn, faded and lightly stained. No half-title. Inscribed on title-page 'To my chum, the youngest of the Vixens, on striking twenty - by name...

Women £56.00
[English woodblock engraving; woodcuts; Georgian fine printing]

Ten printer's specimens, copies of curious alchemical woodblock engravings from the 'Hortus Sanitatis' and other early sources, with captioned title and price.

On one side each of two leaves of thin laid paper (quality of tissue). Both leaves are good: lightly creased and spotted on aged paper. The first leaf (roughly 19 x 18 cm) carries six illustrations, arranged 2 x 3, and with the captions reading: 'Price 2s/6d | a way of purifying sea water'; '...

Printing History £850.00