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[BARING BROTHERS BANKING HOUSE] John & Charles Baring & Co.

Autograph Letter Signed to Charles Grave Hudson of London.

John and Charles Baring were the brothers of Sir Francis Baring (1740-1810), Charles being the head of the Exeter branch of the banking house and John, an Exeter merchant, the nominal head of both arms. 1 page, 8vo. Grubby but in good condition. Mounted on larger piece of paper. An...

History £100.00
[Bibliotheca Lindesiana; Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, auctioneers].

"Sotheby Autograph Sales. 14-15 March. - 1911[1912]. Priced" [title on spine]

53pp., 8vo, red cloth, spine gilt, original printed wraps bound in,orners bumped, minor defects, mainly good condition. (Sotheby's) "Catalogue of Autograph Letters and Historical Documents", 14 & 15 March 1912. Priced with the names of buyers. With bookplate "Bibliotheca Lindesiana". The...

Book Trade History £75.00
[BIG GAME HUNTING] Sir Edmund Lechmere, 4th Baronet

Autograph Letter Signed to unnamed male correspondent.

2 pages, 16mo. Somewhat grubby and creased, and obtrusively docketed in ink, with the phrase 'Sent off | 10th 28' written across the text on the recto. Reads 'Dear Sir, | You hoped to return my book (album) last week but no doubt the holidays interfered. I am just sending a line to say I am...

Travel and Topography £30.00
[Bolton Corney]

Facts relative to William Oldys, Esq., Norroy King at Arms.

[Title continued] "Comprising an attempt to vindicate him from the vindication published by I. D'Israeli". Pamphlet, 15pp., 8vo, soiled and chipped, not sewn or stapled. According to the BLC "Being art,23 of Corney's 'Curiosities of Literature by I. D'Israeli . . . Illustrated.'" Scarce.

History £56.00
[BOOK TRADE; PUBLISHING HISTORY] [Grant Richards, Publisher]

[Manuscript]"Trustee in Bankruptcy of Grant Richards to Mr A. Moring / Assignment of Goodwill and publishing rights of 'Worlds Classics &c'", Signed by H.A. Moncrieff, Accountant, "Trustee of the estate of . . . Grant Richards in Bankruptcy"

Two leaves, vellum, folio, one page blank, folded, good condition. Details he bankruptcy of Grant Richards are given, mentioning the addresses of his premises, and continues: "The said Alexander Moring [publisher, de la More Press] has recently agreed with the said . . . Moncrieff for the...

Book Trade History £595.00
[BOOK TRADE] John Bedford Leno [CHARTISM; RADICALISM; UXBRIDGE]

Parchment Manuscript Indenture, consisting of the counterpart lease of No. 50 Holywell Street, Strand, Middlesex, from the Revd Charles Felton Smith, Edwin Augustus Smith and others to John Bedford Leno.

Leno (1824-94) was a printer, publisher, poet and editor, and a significant figure in nineteenth-century radicalism. In 1845, while a printer, he led a group of radical workers who started a Young Men's Improvement Society and circulated a manuscript newspaper entitled the 'Attempt'. He then...

Book Trade History £325.00
[BOOK TRADE] William Strahan, Printer and Publisher

Apprenticeship document, stamped, part printed, part manuscript, signed "Will. Strahan".

An indenture, one page, circa 7.5 x 5.5 ins, stained and other minor defects (of age), text clear and complete. It binds a "Samuel Bennet" as Apprentice to William Strahan, "Citizen and STATIONER of London", for seven years. under the usual terms (no drinking or dice). Bennet's father has paid £...

Book Trade History £600.00
[Bookbinders to the SPCK]

Invoices and receipts.

Six items, invoices and receipts, 1835-1836, some revealing the spreading of the binding among different firms of "Military Prayers" [prob. John Parker Lawson, "The Military Pastor", a series of Practical Discourses addressed to soldiers, with prayers for the use of the sick published by J.W....

Book Trade History £100.00
[BOOKBINDING] A[rchibald] Leighton, bookbinder (prob. II, active 1801-1841; BBTI).

Autograph Note Signed to Saunders & Otley, publisher and bookseller (active 1826-1851; BBTI)

Piece of paper, bifoliate, c.5 x 4", good condition. "Gent. / These books belong to you - I will call & explain tomorrow / A. Leighton". Archibald Leighton II helped invent and develop 'book cloth binding' between 1820 and 1832. (BBTI).

Book Trade History £55.00
[BOOKSELLING] Sir Basil Blackwell

Typed Note Signed to J. G. Wilson of Messrs Bumpus of Oxford Street.

Notable Oxford bookseller (1889-1984). 1 page, 16mo. In good condition though dusty. He thanks Wilson for sending 'The Yellow Dwarf', 'which shall be duly submitted to the editor of 'The Merry-Go-Round'. Thank you for thinking of it.' Signed 'B Blackwell'.

Book Trade History £45.00