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[ 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
[ C.H. St John Hornby, printer (Ashendene Press, etc) and collector ] Sotheby & Co.

Catalogue of the Important Collections mainly of the Writings of Charles Dickens and of other XIX Century Authors forming part of the Library of Thomas Hatton . . .

Illustrated copy - Price Two Shillings. Green printed wraps, 40pp., 8vo, wear and tear, contents shaky (staples rusting), wraps worn and sl. soiled, contents partly stained but clear and complete. St J. Hornby's copy. INSCRIBED by St John Hornby "StJH" on front on which is stamped (some faded) "...

Literature £250.00
[ Charles Dickens ] [J. Naylor?], autograph dealer.

Autograph Letter Signed, [Naylor?] to T.F.D. [Thomas Francis Dillon] Croker, with another item.

Two pages, 8vo, sl. stained but mainly good. "I have just purchased a curious and unique lot of Dickens consisting of 3 short a.l.s.s to his binder concerning some false book-backs that he wanted to fill up some spaces in his room. Along with these is a list containing several that are witty and...

Book Trade History £800.00
[ CHEVALIER D'ÉON / CHEVALIER D'EON ] Frédérick Gaillardet

Mémoires sur la Chevalière d'Éon avec son portrait d'après Latour.

Important work on one of the enigmas of the eighteenth century (1728-1810), an individual whose nature remains the subject of debate. 8vo. Pages: [4 +] xvi + 444. In original brown-leather half-binding, marble boards and endpapers, blue label on spine. In good condition. Binding worn and rubbed...

Women £100.00
[ Hugh Law ]

DRAFT Autograph letter, third person ("The Att[orney]. Gen[eral]. for Ireland")

See DNB. Two pages, 8vo, sl. stained and with remains of glue for laying down, text clear and complete as follows: "The Att. Gen. of Ireland desires to correct a passage in his answer to Mr J. McCarthys question No. 8[.] Omit 'some time after the Eviction Lord Annaly directed the dwelling h[ou]s...

History £105.00
[ Jack London ] A French Translator

Autograph letter signed, Mary-Cecile Loge, translator, to A.P. Watt, Literary Agent

Four pages, 8vo. She declines to translate "White Fang" because the similarity of its "most important scenes" to those in "The Call of the Wild" ("leading" Paris editors agree with her) would jeopardise sales, suggesting that compression into one third of the original length would be necessary....

Literature £250.00
[ John Bowyer Nichols ]

Note, third person from G. Wakeling (upholsterer) to Nichols, with Autograph Note in Nichol's hand.

Printer and antiquary. The item, 2pp., 4to, trimmed, some staining, chipped corner, hole in middle losing day from the date, comprises a note in the third person from Wakeling and some unrelated antiquarian notes in J.B. Nichols' hand. Wakeling, perhaps a funeral director as well as an...

Book Trade History £56.00
[ 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