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W. R. G.' [William Romaine Govett] [The Saturday Magazine; New South Wales, Australia; aborigines]

Sketches of New South Wales', parts I to IV, extracted from four issues of 'The Saturday Magazine', each part illustrated, with three of the five illustrations depicting aboriginal Australians.

On loose 8vo leaves, disbound from a volume. All articles clear and complete. The first three parts good, on aged paper; fourth part fair, on grubby paper with wear to extremities. The first four of a total of twenty articles. Part One (no.247, pp.177-179) is entitled 'Scenery of the Blue...

Travel and Topography £100.00
G. W. Foote (President of the National Secular Society) [ George William Foote (1850-1915); Rev. Hugh Price Hughes (1847-1902) ]

[ Printed pamphlet. ] A Lie in Five Chapters? Or the Rev. Hugh Price Hughes's "Converted Atheist." By G. W. Foote (President of the National Secular Society).

15 + [1]pp., 12mo. Disbound without wraps. In good condition, lightly aged. P.15 carries a 'Postscript to Second Edition', dated January 1892, in which Foote declares that it is time 'to fling aside all reserve, and I unhesitatingly call Mr. Hughes's story a lie from beginning to end. It does...

£50.00
William Scribble, Esq.' (pseudonym of William Smyth (1813-1878), Irish portrait painter, satirist and friend of William Makepeace Thackeray)

Everything New? Or Nothing New? A Satirical Comicality, Relating to Men, Manners, Incidents, and Novelties of the Day. [...] To which is added, The Shakespeare Tercentenary Prologue, As Spoken by the author, April 23, 1864.

12mo: 24 pp. In original pink printed wraps: the front wrap bearing the title; the recto and verso of the rear carrying newspaper reviews of works by 'Scribble'. Stitched. On aged and spotted paper. Wraps heavily worn. A worn presentation inscription can be made out at the head of the title: '...

Literature £225.00
William Stuart alias William Styles Gent.' [Judaica; Jews; antisemitism; Newcastle]

Letter to 'The Rt. Hon Thos Shaw, M.P. | "Minister For War" | House of Jews "Spittoons" | (alias "Commons") | Westminster | London.'

Shaw (1872-1938) was Secretary of State for War in Ramsay Macdonald's Labour administration. Twenty pages, quarto. Paginated by author. On one side each of twenty leaves of high-acidity paper, discoloured with age and fraying at extremities. Text entirely legible, but with some loss at head of...

Social history £250.00
Z.' [Hannah More] [the Cheap Repository for Religious and Moral Tracts]

Folio broadside ballad, illustrated with woodcut, entitled 'Patient Joe, or the Newcastle Collier.'

On one side of a piece of laid paper, 45 x 27 cm. Dimensions of printing, including decorative border, 37 x 21.5 cm. Woodcut at head (between two vignettes) roughly 6 x 7.5 cm, showing two men with packs, one smoking a pipe, trudging across a field, with a dog in the foreground and what looks...

Women £200.00
("Mr O'Callaghan")

List of Autograph Letters selected from Mr O'Callaghan's Collection

One page, 4to, closed tears, slightly stained, text complete, a list enclosed in a gold border. Two variants, one headed, "For the Inspection of Her Majesty the Queen, His Royal Highness the Prince Consort, and the two Princesses, on the Occasion of their Visit to Leeds, Sept. 6, 1858" and with...

Book Trade History £100.00
(Charles Greville, diarist and clerk to the Privy Council)

Receipt, signed "Grimston" (later 4th Earl of Verulam)

For half year's rent of "his house in Benton Street" by Charles Greville.

History £25.00
(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