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Shepherd & Robertson, Photographers

[ Shepherd & Robertson; Indian Mutiny ] [Docketed] Mutineers. Delhi. Image of two sturdy, implacable Mutineers under guard.

23 x 18.5cm, laid down on larger piece of paper. See image (backing paper reduced from original). Shepheard & Robertson Photrs bottom right, backing sl. stained with two small closed tears, good condition. Note: I look forward to being told where I can find this image reproduced.

£3,500.00
[David Douglas, publisher and editor, and Sir Walter Scott]

[David Douglas, publisher and editor, and Sir Walter Scott] The Personal Copies of publisher and editor, David Douglas, of The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (1890) and Familiar Letters of Sir Walter Scott, extra-illustrated with Correspondence.

Months sometimes pass without my having an opportunity of reading a book for my own amusement, but I hope in this case to begin soon.John Murray IV, publisherDavid Douglas, Edinburgh publisher, edited and published The Journal of Sir Walter Scott in 1890 and Familiar Letters of Sir Walter Scott...

£3,500.00
Gilbert White (1720-1793), naturalist and ornithologist, author of the celebrated 'Natural History of Selborne' (1789) [Thomas Bell (1792-1880), zoologist]

[Gilbert White, naturalist.] Original Manuscript, said to have been dictated by White himself, of 'Gilbert White's statement' on the venomous properties of the toad, with eleven authorial emendations. Together with a series of thermometer readings.

A very nice artefact of one of the best-loved books in the England language, Gilbert White's 'Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne', which at one point was claimed to be the fourth most-printed book after the Bible, Shakespeare, and Bunyan's 'Pilgrim's Progress'. White's entry in the...

£3,500.00
Henry Colburn.

Thirteen autograph letters signed, all but one to J.T.J. Hewlett, author of "Peter Priggins", and others.

(Name with quantity of letters and years of writing if known in brackets.)J.T.J. Hewlett to Henry Colburn*, publisher (1; 1844), declining dinner and planning his daughter's visit to the Colburns.Henry Colburn* (13 including one to Walesley, acting as Hewlett's agent; 1840-1844), publisher (BBTI...

Book Trade History, Literature £3,000.00
New York World's Fair 1939 [Grover A. Whalen (1886-1962); Frank Monaghan; Bayard F. Pope]

[New York World's Fair 1939.] Collection mainly consisting of publicity and administrative material: press releases, information bulletins, contracts, contact lists, photographs, plans, coloured panorama, book, newspapers, pamphlets, questionnaire.

Attended by 44 million people, the New York World's Fair was an enormous enterprise, with a vast number of exhibits and pavilions from all over the world spread out over 1216 acres of the Flushing Meadows/Corona Park district. The fair's official 'theme' was 'the demonstration of "a happier way...

Art and Architecture, Royalty £3,000.00
Glubb Pasha [John Bagot Glubb soldier, scholar and author, who led and trained Transjordan's Arab Legion between 1939 and 1956 as its commanding general.]

[ Transjordan; Hussein of Jordan; Arab Legion; Manuscript ] Substantial Holograph Assessment (three autograph manuscripts) of King Husain [sic] in 1959

'If he survives he may well be a great man at 40':Glubb Pasha gives his assessment of King Hussein of Jordan in 1959Three autograph documents by 'Glubb Pasha', giving a detailed and perceptive assessment of the character and situation of his erstwhile master King Hussein of Jordan (1935-1999),...

£3,000.00
Glubb Pasha [John Bagot Glubb soldier, scholar and author, who led and trained Transjordan's Arab Legion between 1939 and 1956 as its commanding general.]

[ Transjordan; Hussein of Jordan; Arab Legion; Manuscript ] Substantial Holograph Assessment (three autograph manuscripts) of King Husain [sic] in 1959

'If he survives he may well be a great man at 40':Glubb Pasha gives his assessment of King Hussein of Jordan in 1959Three autograph documents by 'Glubb Pasha', giving a detailed and perceptive assessment of the character and situation of his erstwhile master King Hussein of Jordan (1935-1999),...

£3,000.00
[J.G. Marks, prob.] Frederick Walker; W.M. Thackeray

[Fred Walker & Thackeray] Album of work by Frederick Walker, Social realist painter and illustrator, described by Sir John Everett Millais as "the greatest artist of the century" (Wiki).

The volume contains proofs of Walker's contributions to various periodicals, with other items by Walker. WITH letters/text/drawings (details below) by Thackeray relating to his The Adventures of Philip (Cornhill Magazine, 1861-2, serial), with relevant proofs.Marks states in his introductory...

Art and Architecture, Literature £3,000.00
Montgomery Meigs, Jr, son of The Union Army's Quarter-Master-General

Three scrapbooks containing professional and personal material, 1883-1907, with material relating to his father, Quartermaster-General of the United States army.

Montgomery Cunningham Meigs (1847-1931), nicknamed 'Monty', civil engineer and inventor, was the son of the celebrated American army officer and engineer of the same name (1816-1892), Quartermaster-General of the United States army during and after the American civil war. While easily...

History £3,000.00
Edward John Long Scott, sometime Keeper of Manuscripts, British Museum.

[Manuscript] Diary of an Assistant in the British Museum Department of Manuscripts, 1869, and miscellaneous related material

Edward John Long Scott (1840-1918), Keeper of Manuscripts and Egerton Librarian, British Museum, 1888-1891; Keeper of Muniments at Westminster Abbey (1891 to his death). Educated at Marlborough and Lincoln College, Oxford. Classical Scholar, 1859; Senior Exhibitioner, Goldsmiths Company, 1861;...

£2,800.00