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Author, Title, Summary Subject Price
Rudyard Kipling [Imperial South African Association, London]

[Rudyard Kipling: rare first edition.] The Science of Rebellion: A Tract for the Times. Specially written for The Imperial South African Association.

10pp, 8vo. Stapled into grey wraps, with the front cover carrying the title, publication details and price (sixpence). P.1 has drop-head title, author's name, and the start of the tract, dated 'CAPE TOWN, | February, 1901.' In fair condition, on lightly aged and creased paper, with rusted staple...

£50.00
Rudyard Kipling [Imperial South African Association, London]

[Rudyard Kipling: rare pamphlet.] The . . . Sin of Witchcraft. From The Times, March 15, 1900. Published by the Imperial South African Association. [Drophead title: 'The Sin of Witchcraft']

[1] + 8pp, 8vo. Stapled pamphlet, issued without wraps. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn, staple inclining towards rust. Publication details on front cover. Drophead title on p.1, 'The Sin of Witchcraft', with the article dated 'CAPE TOWN, February, 1900.' Livingston 76a. Rare.

£160.00
Rudyard Kipling; A. Forbes Sieveking [Artists' General Benevolent Institution, London]

[Rudyard Kipling: rare pamphlet, later titled 'The Claims of Art', with enclosure by A. Forbes Sieveking.] Speech of Mr. Rudyard Kipling, as Chairman at the Annual Dinner of the Artists' General Benevolent Institution, on May the Ninth, 1907.

Pamphlet: 4pp, 8vo. Bifolium of thick wove paper. In red wraps, with title printed in black on front cover, with words: 'Printed by permission.' The full phrase is printed at the end of the article on p.4. Drophead title on p.1 same as title on cover. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn....

£160.00
Rudyard Kipling; R. Caton Woodville [Daily Mail; Lillie Langtry; Garrick Theatre, London]

[Rudyard Kipling: 'Edition de Luxe in facsimile', printed on silk and satin.] 'The Absent-Minded Beggar by Rudyard Kipling': 'Souvenir [...] presented by Mrs. Langtry on the occasion of the 100th Performance of the "Degenerates" at the Garrick'.

An attractive and unusual item, tastefully printed in green and red on both sides of a 30.5 x 60 cm strip, entirely covered in cream satin, and edged in silk ribbon, folding into a triptych each panel of which is 30.5 x 20 cm. In extremely good condition, all the more remarkable considering the...

£200.00
Rudyard Kipling; The Pinkham Press, Boston, Mass.; Robert S. Pinkham

[Rudyard Kipling: American fine printing of 'Britain's Favourite Poem'.] If.

[12]pp, 16mo. Tastefully printed in brown and black, and stitched into grey-green wraps, on the cover of which is the word 'If' in large gold print, enclosed in a brown rectangle. In good condition, lightly aged. Colophon on reverse of title, and on facing page a note with facsimile signatures...

£100.00
Samuel Goodenough (1743-1827), Bishop of Carlisle, botanist [Rev. Gilbert Ford of Ormskirk; Dr John Ford of Chester]

[Samuel Goodenough, Bishop of Carlisle, botanist.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Saml. Carlisle') to Rev. Gilbert Ford of Ormskirk, regarding the 'Grey Pill' of his father, the Chester physician John Ford.

See Goodenough's entry in the Oxford DNB. At the time of writing he had not been long in place: he had been consecrated in the Chapel Royal, Whitehall on 13 February 1808, having been nominated by the Prime Minister the Duke of Portland. The recipient is Rev. Gilbert Ford (1768-1835) of Ormskirk...

£56.00
W. H. Auden; Christopher Fry

[Christopher Fry's copy of W. H. Auden's first published book, with Fry's ownership inscription dated to the year of publication.] Poems.

In folding box, dark blue, gt. 79pp, 8vo. In plain white card wraps, in blue dustwrapper printed in black, with red border to cover. Ownership inscription in blue ink on front free endpaper: 'Christopher Fry | 1930'. Hardly the best of copies, but a good association between two of the three...

£650.00
[Roman Catholic cardinals; Popes Pius X and Benedict XV; Cardinal Willem Marinus van Rossum]

[Cardinals of the Roman Catholic church.] Signatures of twenty-five Roman Catholic cardinals under Popes Pius X and Benedict XV, on parts of twenty-six official documents, many addressed to Cardinal Willem Marinus van Rossum.

The signatures of twenty-five Roman Catholic cardinals (one having two examples) on 26 strips of paper, cut from official documents, many of them addressed to Cardinal Willem Marinus van Rossum (1854-1932), Prefect of the Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith. The collection is in good...

£420.00
Ferenc Pulszky [Baron Pulszky; Ferenc Aurél Pulszky de Cselfalva et Lubócz (1814 –1897), Hungarian politician, writer and nobleman]

[ Ferenc Pulszky; Kossuth ] Autograph Letter Signed "Fr Pulszky" to a "Mr. Vaux"

Two pages, 12mo, one edge frayed, mainly good condition. "I do not know anything about the R. Society of Literature & the public which assembles there, but I am happy to lecture on the 9th of July on either of the following subjects which I have just now [elision] on my hands. | 1. 'In...

£450.00
Sir Dinshaw Edulji Wacha (1844-1936), Parsi politician from Bombay, founding member of Indian National Congress, member of Imperial Legislative Council [Royal Society of Arts, London]

[Sir Dinshaw Edulji Wacha, Indian Parsi politician.] Three Autograph Letters Signed (all 'D E Wacha'), in English, to G. K. Menzies, responding badly to request that he subscribe to journal of Royal Society of Arts, lamenting old age and lack of heir

See the entry for Wacha, a prominent member of the Indian cotton industry, in Who Was Who. He was the President of the Indian Merchants' Chamber, and a member of the Bombay Legislative Council, the Imperial Legislative Council and the Council of State, and the head of the Western India Liberal...

£350.00