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[ John Clerk of Eldin ]

Manuscript list of the Governors of Watsons Hospital, Edinburgh.

Author of "Essay on Naval Tactics", etc (see DNB) influential on Rodney and Nelson. The manuscript, comprising the list of 22 names, double column, and other notes on both sides of a 12mo page, torn on folds but complete, is mounted on a larger page. Notes in another hand say thta it was a "Leaf...

Science, Medicine and Technology £250.00
[ Joseph Gales, American journalist, friend of Joseph Priestley, fled England after advocating Thomas Paine's principles, founder of Raleigh, North Carolina, etc., etc.]

ALS, Winifred Gales, wife of Joseph, to her sister in law, Sarah Gales (Sheffield, England)

4pp., folio, tears and other damage marginally affecting text. She writes at length about the loss of a daughter, describing her last days and the family's grief. The daughter had been heavily involved in charitable works and involved with the activities of a "Benevolent Society. She gives some...

History £350.00
[ MOUNTAINEERING ] Cecil C. Baker, twin brother of Ernest Baker, presumably Ernest A. Baker, author of books on the Highlands, climbing, etc.

"Notes of a Walking Tour with my Twin Brother Ernest 27 July 1891"

Notebook, soft-covered, c.90pp., 12mo,covers almost detached, contents good. Contents as follows: Table columnised, 5pp., giving details of Dates, Proposed Itinerary, Result; List of things taken "Self" and "Ernest" from clothes to toothbrush to Baedeker to bovril malt (with comments on whether...

Travel and Topography £450.00
[ Oliver Goldsmith ]

Documents: Subject: Statue in London

A correspondence with Clement Shorter concerning the placing of a statue of Oliver Goldsmith (a replica of Foley's in Dublin) somewhere in London. Shorter had suggested this in "The Sphere", etc. The collection comprises ten letters and three related newspaper clippings, dating 7 June 1912 to 27...

Literature £150.00
[ Park Keeper in 1796 ]

Manuscript headed "June 24th 1796 Terms proposed to Henry Adams as Park Keeper at [Broadgate?]

Two pages, 4to, stained and damaged with minor loss of text, fold marks, terms as follows: wages 25 gns, not to rent land or take any other employment but Lord Stamfords, "To be allowed to keep two horses in the Stable Lawn for carrying out venison, "To have the Lodge [House] . . . , To have the...

Natural History £45.00
[ Robert Cruikshank ]

The Spirit of the public journals for the year M.DCCC.XXIII: Being an impartial selection of the most exquisite essays and jeux d'esprits ...

Illustrated by [George] Cruikshank, pp.[xviii].556, 8vo, hf.lea., apparently rebacked (inc. corners), front board detached, contemporary marbled boards and endpapers, covers bumped, contents sound and clean.

Literature £150.00


1. 1910/1911: Manuscript record of stock situation at the various branches. At the other end of this book are stock and production records within the factory.2. Early 1900's: Another manuscript record giving the names of various suppliers of shoes together with cost and selling prices.3. 1915/...

Social history £450.00
[ Thomas Bowen, Justice of the Peace ]

Manuscript document headed "Bristol Memorandum".[Americana]

Manuscript, one page, folio, chipped and other minor defects, text clear and complete. "That on the Eight day of April on ye Seenth . . . . . . Personally appeared be fore Thomas Bowen Esq one of His Majesties Justice of ye Peace for ye County of Bristol --- Benjamin Slack of Attleborough in ye...

History £250.00
['Marie Lloyd', stage name of Matilda Alice Victoria Wood (1870-1922), wife of Percy Charles Courtenay; London music hall]

Newpaper cutting entitled 'ASSAULTING AN ACTRESS.'

The cutting consists of the two outer columns of pp.11 and 12, measuring 42 x 15.5 cm, with the article on Marie Lloyd, consisting of forty-four lines of text, covering roughly 12 x 6 cm of the inner column. Good, though a little aged and frayed at extremities, with the article with one small...

Music and Theatre £18.00

Autograph letter signed to Triphook, 21 Golden Square.

One page, 4to, small tears, small piece missing, dulled, fold marks, spike hole, but text readable. "If you will go to Cockburn & Cos branch at Whitehall they will pay you £5.8- I am sorry it escaped my memory. I enclose you a list of the contents of 5 vols of Old Plays which I am offered...

Book Trade History £45.00