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Author, Title, Summary Subject Price
John Weale (1791-1862), writer on architecture, and London bookseller and publisher, initially with George Priestley [ Samuel Huggins (1811-1885), Liverpool architect and writer ]

[ John Weale, writer on architecture, and London bookseller and publisher. ] Autograph Letter Signed to the architect Samuel Huggins, regarding stocktaking, Huggins's 'advertisement' and 'the Soane Museum'.

2pp., 12mo. Bifolium with mourning border. In good condition, lightly aged and worn, with the blank second leaf tipped-in onto a leaf from an album. His only excuse for 'the long delay' is 'that all my time has been occupied in taking stock, which necessarily has been a most irksome job'. It...

£80.00
Lord Sydney Godolphin Osborne (1808-1889), English cleric, philanthropist and writer, supporter of Florence Nightingale in the Crimean War

[ Lord Sidney Godolphin Osborne philanthropist. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('S. G Osborne') to an unnamed archdeacon

3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged, with the reverse of the blank reverse of the second leaf tipped-in onto a card mount. Written in a not altogether straightforward hand. He begins: 'I sleep at Birmingham Monday – hope to be in Halifax in the course of the afternoon. | Dont...

£80.00
Mary Carpenter (1807-1877), educational and social reformer.

[ Mary Carpenter.reformer ] Autograph Note Signed "Mary Carpenter" to a "MIss Edwards" about a charitable donation.

One page, 12mo, hinges indicating from album, one corner chipped. staining under hinges, text clear and complete. " Many thanks to yourself and Sister for your kind donation of 2-2-0 to my Indian work. - I am very glad to have your sympathy. | Perhaps you may make the enclosed [not present]...

£50.00
Osman Ali Khan (1886-1967), Asaf Jah VII, Nizam of Hyderabad, reputed to be the richest man in the world [ Sir John David Rees (1854-1922), colonial administrator and author ]

[ Osman Ali Khan (1886-1967), Asaf Jah VII, Nizam of Hyderabad, 'the richest man in the world'. ] Autograph Signature ('Osman.'), as heir, on Secretarial Letter in English to Sir J. D. Rees, writing warmly to congratulate him on a book.

3pp., 4to. Bifolium. In fair condition, on lightly aged paper, with traces of grey paper mount adhering to the blank reverse of the second leaf. The letter is signed 'Osman. Jah.', but in the whole letter only the word 'Osman.' and its underlining flourish, would appear to be in the future Nizam...

£280.00
Sir Henry Drummond Wolff (1830-1908), English diplomat in Spain and Egypt, Conservative Party politician, founder of the Primrose League, of Jewish descent

[ Sir Henry Drummond Wolff, founder of the Primrose League. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('H Drummond Wolff') to 'Cavendish'

For Wolff's various activities, see his long entry in the Oxford DNB. 3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged, with traces of grey paper mount adhering on blank reverse of second leaf. He has been 'shocked to find' that he did not answer Cavendish's letter when he was 'elected'. '...

£90.00
Sir William Fairbairn (1789-1874) of the Polygon, Ardwick, Scottish engineer and shipbuilder, associate of George and Robert Stephenson

[ Sir William Fairbairn of the Polygon, Ardwick, Scottish engineer. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Wm Fairbairn') to 'Mr. Ashworth', requesting that he get his son George a seat in the crown court.

1p., 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged. Reads: 'My Dear Mr. Ashworth | Would you kindly direct my Son George to a seat in the Crown Court as he is anxious to hear the trials. I hope it will not be inconvenient for you to do so and oblige | Yours faithfully | Wm Fairbairn'. George Fairbairn...

£56.00
'R. Jayaraja Row, B.A., Huzur Sheristadar, Collector's Office, Ootacamund' [ Lawrence Asylum Press, Ooty Branch; British India ]

[ R. Jayaraja Row. ] Printed poem titled 'Govinda and Padma. A Ballad. (In Imitation of Sanskrit Poetry.)'

3pp., folio. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged, with traces of mount adhering to blank reverse of second leaf. Excessively scarce: no copy of this item (nor of anything else by Row) on either OCLC WorldCat or on COPAC. The poem is a capable effort, two hundred numbered lines long,...

£220.00
'Rajah of Venkatagiri, President, on behalf of the Landholders' Association.' [ Sir John David Rees (1854-1922), colonial administrator and author ]

'Memorandum of observations on the Proprietary Village Service Bill, dated 28th November, as amended by the Select Committee.'

6pp., folio. In good condition, lightly aged, with traces of stub adhering to inner edge of reverse of last leaf. Drophead title, and text subdivided into the following thirteen sections: 'Terms of permanent Sannad', 'Power over Kurnums', 'Inclusion of other village servants tham [sic] Kurnums...

£320.00
[ Oldham Street Methodist Chapel, Manchester; Edwin H. Tindall; John Bedford (1810-1879) of Charlton, President of the Methodist Conference, 1867]

[ Oldham Street Methodist Chapel, Manchester. ] Forms of application for permission to 'erect a chapel' and 'sell trust property', signed by the trustees, with Autograph Letter Signed from John Bedford and copies of letters from Edwin H. Tindall.

See S. Taylor and J. Holder, 'Manchester's Northern Quarter' (English Heritage, 2008), which refers to 'the construction in 1781 of a Methodist Chapel, in a grand Georgian-Gothic style on Oldham Street, which replaced the earlier chapel on Birchin Lane'. This is said by Taylor and Holder to have...

£450.00
[ Simla, summer capital of the Raj; British India; Indian ] [ Sir John David Rees (1854-1922), colonial administrator and author ]

[ Poetry of the Victorian Raj. ] Printed leaflet . Poem titled 'A Member of Council's Farewell to Simla'.

2pp., 4to. On the first leaf of a bifolium. In fair condition, lightly aged, with the first page carrying some minor offsetting of black ink from a letter, and the recto of the blank second leaf bearing traces of mount. A poem of 52 lines, arranged in 13 quatrains. A gently humorous valediction...

£120.00