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(Coffee, tea etc)

An Act to prevent frauds in the revenue of excise with respect to tea, coffee, chocolate & starch

24pp, 12mo, contemporary vellum binding, poor condition and partly detached, contents fair-good, some annotation on cover and titlepage.

Social history £50.00
(Cornwall Manuscript)

The Lordship of St Mawes, Cornwall

Deed, 2pp., 34" x 24", folded, 31 July 1727, release of the "Mannor or Lordship and Burrough of St Mawes", John Hawkins, Francis Scobell, and Dame Elizabeth Tredenham, widow of Sir Joseph, signatories, to John Knight (see Encyclopaedia Britannica, under "St Mawes" for detail of this transaction...

Travel and Topography £100.00
(J.D. Close, Special Constable)

A collection of printed (5 items) and manuscript material (one item) relating to Special Constables in Kensington in 1848, year of revolution.

Items as follows: a. (Printed) "Memorandum of Suggestions for Use of Special Constables", 4pp., 8vo, foxing, some wear by complete, also detailing the "Legal Powers & Duties of Constables for suppressing and preventing Riots and Disurbances of the Peace", concluding "Metropolitan Police...

Social history £200.00
(John Tenniel) Bernard C. Green

ALS, 2pp., 8vo, to an unnamed correspondent

(Tenniel) artist and cartoonist (18201914). Green has been asked by Tenniel, to write on his behalf. He explains that Tenniel is now blind and infirm. He [passses on the opinion that the artists their correspondent has named "all stood out in thier respective spheres, and were among the...

Literature £50.00
(Sir James Scarlett, Lord Abinger, judge)

Draft Statement about Memorial to George Canning.

Additions and corrections, some staining not obscurring the text. It commences "The Noblemen and Gentlemen whose names are undersigned", going on to describe Canning's role in estblishing peace and the "dignity and safety of the Empire" and popular desire for recognition of his work and a...

History £100.00
<?> Hearn.

Autograph Note Signed to R. Sunter, Bookseller, Stonegate, York.

One page, 4to, spike-hole, fold and other marks, text cleaar and complete. "Sir,/ Some months back, you informed me that "The Monastic Ruins of Yorkshire would be shortly ready, and you engaged to send me a copy to my Town Agent, (Jas. [underlined] Gilbert, 49 Paternoster Row) as soon as the new...

Book Trade History £45.00
<?> Sulston [pp.Lady Jersey].

Autograph Note Signed to an unnamed bookseller.

See de Ricci, Quaritch, for Earl of Jersey, Francis Child, Osterley Park. One page, 8vo, spike-hole, sl. grubby, text readable and complete. "Lady Jersey wants to a person to come down & arrange the Library here - It w[oul]d be a work of 7 or 8 Days & requires an intelligent Person...

Book Trade History £85.00
<H. Narconcakof?>, Brazilian Consul, Southampton, England [Brazil]

Autograph Letter Signed to J. H. Roberts.

One page, 12mo. Very good, laid down on piece of larger, thicker, blue-backed paper. Amusing response to a request for an autograph. 'I do not know why you should bother about collecting consul's autographs. Consuls are generally a useless lot of fellows who do nothing and think a great deal...

£30.00
[ Airship disaster ; R101 ]

Commemorative card "In Sacred Memory of the Officers, Crew and Passengers of the British Airship R.101 which crashed in France on Sunday Morning OCT. 5th 1930 with a loss of 48 lives . . ."

Card, 4 pages, c.4 x 3", signs of wear but mainly good condition. First page a device of a cross in flowers and the phrase "Thy Will be done"; second page image of airship with a brief account of the disaster; thrid page "In Sacred Memory . . ." as above; fourth page a list of the men who died...

History £65.00
[ Andrews, bookseller and bookbinder [?]] Lord M[oun]t Edgcumbe

Autograph Letter, third person, to "Mr Andrews" (no further information).

Four pages, 8vo, vestiges of an album page on final page, text clear and complete. He is sending some MSS. to be bound up, giving detailed instructions. He reminds Andrews of previous work, and insists on secrecy. He asks him to post (and pay for) a "foreign letter", and asks "how the Opera...

Book Trade History £75.00