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Rutherford Mayne, pseud. [i.e. Samuel Waddell], Irish playwright.

The Troth. A Play in One Act

First edition. Original green wraps, title in red, 14pp, 8vo, wraps frayed and sunned (or grubby) at edges, contents good. Scarce: COPAC lists two copies (BL and NLS).

Music and Theatre £125.00
Rutherford Mayne, pseud. [i.e. Samuel Waddell], Irish playwright.

The Turn of the Road. . . A Play in Two Scenes and An Epilogue

First edition. Original green wraps, title in red, 14pp, 8vo, wraps partially detached, frayed and sunned (or grubby) at edges, contents good. INSCRIBED by the author: "To Norman Morrow / With the compliments of the Author//". Morrow was a member of a family which involved itself in set design...

Music and Theatre £200.00
[Sussex Police Force, 1940s procedural notices] [British policing; law enforcement]

Mimeographed Sussex Police Force document from 1945, giving new 'going-off points' on 29 beats within No. 3 District in Brighton, together with six more mimeographed documents, titles including 'Arrest Without Warrant' and 'Identification Methods'.

Seven documents, all in folio, a total of fifteen pages. Texts clear and complete. Good, on aged paper, with one document with rusted staple. All are police circulars, but only the first is clearly specific to Brighton. ONE: 'Police Box System - Going-off Points'. 3 pp. Short introduction,...

Law, Social history £125.00 Mimeographed Sussex Police Force document from 1945
'Cyril Hare', pseudonym of crime writer and judge Alfred Alexander Gordon Clark (1900-1958) [ Sir Richard Dundas Harington (1900-1981), 13th Baronet ]

[ 'Cyril Hare', crime writer. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('A. A. G. C.') to Sir Richard Dundas Harington, arranging a meeting with reference to a 'ghastly affair at Bedford'.

2pp., 12mo. Aged and worn, with thin line of glue causing damage to a few words of text. Addressed to 'Dear Harington'. His 'plans have all been upset by this ghastly affair at Bedford, of which you no doubt read in the papers'. He only returned from Bedford the previous night, and will have to...

"Festus" Bailey

Autograph Note Signed to S. Colllinson, poet.

P.J. Bailey, Poet. One page, 8vo, letter in good condition, the name "'Festus' Bailey" in red ink top left corner. He thanks his correspondent for a "little volume of poems" which have given him pleasure, and many of which "give evidence of pure and true feeling & graceful fancy". Collinson...

Literature £50.00
"Mr Parry".

Autograph Note Signed to "Mr McCreery/ 21 Took's Court, Chancery Lane

One page (prob. from larger sheet divided since part of an address survives at bottom, 4to, poor condition but text clear and complete. "When Mr Parry returns the enclosed Proof (which he begs to have again soon) for press, he will be able to send copy enough to complete the next sheet. What he...

Book Trade History £45.00

The Story of Shane O'Neill, Hereditary Prince of Ulster

88pp., 2pp. Publisher's Catalogue. Scarce: No copy on AddAll, and COPAC lists copies only at BL, Oxford, NLS. Original paper boards bound into modern green paper wraps with title label on front, restoring a copy with contents in good condition, but fragile, stained and damaged covers.

Literature £100.00

Parseval Airships; Stamped addressed photographic postcard.

Dimensions 14 centimeters by 9 centimeters. In good condition, although grubby and with creasing to one corner and ink from postmark along one edge. Sepia photograph of airborne balloon with a tangle of guyropes and mass of people beneath it. Hangars in background. The airship pioneer August von...

Military and Naval History £100.00
"Tom" [surname unknown], sailor (possibly Captain).

Substantial Autograph Letter Signed to his sister.

Four pages, 4to, minor defects, text complete and clear. Something of a stylist, he first describes the effects of a severe storm on his ship (out of Montevideo). They eventually arrived at Valparaiso, planning to load a "coasting cargo for Callao from there to go to the [Chinea?] Islands to...

Military and Naval History £240.00
A FRIEND.' [Joseph Livesey, printer, Church-street, Preston, Lancashire; provincial printing; temperance societies]

An Address on Temperance Societies.

12mo, 4 pp. Disbound bifolium. Text clear and complete. On aged and foxed paper, with some wear and chipping. 'The distillers, merchants, and dealers; the landlords, the brewers, and the owners of licensed houses - not to say the government itself - actuated by interested motives, have all done...

History £65.00