Pamphlets and Books

BABYLON BRUIS'D AND MOUNT MORIAH MENDED; being a compendiouse & authentick Narracioun of ye Proceedinges of ye WILLIAM DOWSING SOCIETIE

Author: 
F[rederick]. Brittain & Bern[ar]d [Lord] Manning, Fellows of Jesus College, Cambridge
Publication details: 
CAMBRIDGE: printed & publish'd by Will. Heffer & Sons, & are to be hadde of divers booksellers. 1940. Price six-pence.
£45.00

While Dowsing was a sixteenth-century Puritan iconoclast who kept a journal of his various depredations, this 'account of a similar visitation at some later date' which the editors claim 'has recently come into our hands', would appear to be a spoof, a suspicion perhaps strengthened by the dedication (p.3) to Ronald Knox's brother Wilfred Laurence Knox. In printed green wraps. With pseudo-sixteenth-century title and with the long s used throughout: both features being signal warnings against similar attempts at such whimsy. 12 pages, 8vo.

ARCHBISHOP TENISON'S BIBLE. [with] A Memoir of Archbishop Tenison, compiled from authentic sources.

Author: 
Thomas Joseph Tenison [on his ancestor Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury]
Publication details: 
No place, 12 January 1862.
£100.00

For Archbishop Tenison (1636-1715) see the DNB. Signed 'T. J. T.' [Tenison's descendant Thomas Joseph Tenison, J.P., Barrister-at-Law]. 2-leaf folio notice, on laid paper with Britannia watermark, dimensions approximately 13 inches by 8 inches. Recto of first leaf and verso of second leaf blank, with text on verso of first leaf and recto of second leaf, the latter paginated '2'. Creased and discoloured, with several closed tears. Apprarently a unique item, printed for insertion in the Archbishop's own 'copy of the Holy Scriptures, published in the year of our Lord 1638'.

Jack Nicholas Casavis: A symposium on the Dodecanese protesting Italian oppressions.

Author: 
DODECANESE
Publication details: 
New York: The Dodecanesian League of America, 1938.
£45.00

16 pages, 8vo, unbound. Illustrated map taking up most of title-page. The British Library has an item published by Casavis on the Dodecanese in 1941 but does not appear to have a copy of this earlier pamphlet. In need of professional restoration: in bad condition, printed on poor-quality paper, discoloured, torn and flaking. The text complete and entirely legible, but with the first and last leaves in particularly poor condition.

Secret. Proposed Operation against Poachers in the Kalahari (typescript).

Author: 
J.C.E. Bowen.
Publication details: 
2 - 6 April 1955.
£75.00

Major J.C.E. Bowen, District Commissioner, Bechuanaland, formerly serving as an administrator in India and Iran, translator from Persian, poet. Typescript (carbon), 6 pages, folio, SIGNED by Bowen, minor defects, text complete and clear. Headings: Introduction; General Proposals; Concentration of pursuit forces at Tsabone; Plan of Campaing a. Tactics b. Route to Observation Point c. Action on Saturday 4th April d.

autograph letter signed to Rev Robert Cuthbertson and unbound 16mo offprint

Author: 
William Ewart
Publication details: 
letter: 1p, 16mo, 6 May 1843, London; offprint dated 1846
£50.00

British free trade politician. Offprint from Hansard's Parliamentary Debates, entitled 'Speech of William Ewart, Esq., M.P., on moving resolutions in favour of education. In the House of Commons, Friday, July 17th, 1846.' Printed by G. Woodfall and Son. In letter apologises for late acknowledgment of his correspondent's. 'I have been almost unable to answer the many letters received by me. | I did not fail duly to present the Petition. And I beg you to assure the Petitioners that I feel honoured by having had the charge of it.' Two items,

A Bill for the more effectual Preservation and Encrease of the Breed of Salmon throughout Great Britain and Ireland

Author: 
Anon.
Publication details: 
18/04/25
£100.00

12 pages, folio, disbound (as issued), fold marks some wear and tear, text clear and complete, a few pencilled annotations. With: (printed) "Memorandum for the Game-Keepers. The LAWS relative to preserving and taking of Salmon are as follow: ......", four pages, two of which are blank, torn into two halves but text complete. And: (Manuscript) headed "Caution", two pages, folio, fold marks, good condition, correctionspresentation of the key notes of early acts relating to fish, signed "Henry St John Neale, Conservator of the Rivers Avon and Stour", dated 12 August 1855 Three items,

Northanger Abbey dramatised

Author: 
Jane Austen
Publication details: 
[1986]
£100.00

Note on front cover: "3rd draft-typed 3rd June 1986". Dramatised by Maggie Wadey, Rehearsal script, BBC2, director Giles Foster, 170pp, fol.

The Rebels

Author: 
Alfred Neumann
Publication details: 
NY 1929
£40.00

Ist American (trans), no dw, some bumping, sp. sl. sunned, contents good. INSCRIBED by the author: "To Countess Marion Giordani (?) Orsini with kindest regard Alfred Neumann Florence, 7.VI.35"

Statistics of Crime in England and Wales for the Years 1842, 1843, and 1844.

Author: 
F.G.P. Neison.
Publication details: 
[1846].
£100.00

Read before the Statistical Section of the British Association at Southampton, 15 Sept. 1846. Pp.1-54, 8vo, disbound, some pages loose, some soiling particularly last page. INSCRIBED by the author: "To Alexander Robertson Esq / With [Mr?] Neison's Compts."

Herbert Spencer Lecture delivered at Oxford, March 9, 1905.

Author: 
Frederic Harrison
Publication details: 
Oxford, 1905.
£45.00

Author and positivist (1831-1923). Printed item. Frederic Harrison, "The Herbert Spencer Lecture delivered at Oxford, March 9, 1905 , wraps, chipped, contents g., with a card attached to the titlepage, saying that the pamphlet is a gift and “cost me long study”, signed “F.H.”.

Das Endziel des Anarchismus.

Author: 
E. Steinle.
Publication details: 
Buffalo, N.Y. : Lang, 1894.
£150.00

Pamphlet, disbound, pp. 16, 8o, sl. chipped and discoloured but complete and clear.

Glimpses of our ancestors in Sussex; with Sketches of Sussex Characters, Remarkable Incidents &c.

Author: 
Charles Fleet.
Publication details: 
Brighton, 1878.
£100.00

298pp., 8vo, maroon cloth decorated, title on spine gilt, good condition with minor defects. INSCRIBED by the author "Alderman Henry Martin, J.P., From his old Friend and Relation Chas. Fleet, Nov 11 1878".

Electric Transmission of Power

Author: 
Alexander Siemens.
Publication details: 
London and Newcastle, 1895
£80.00

(Pamphlet - Offprint. A Paper read before the North of England Institute of Mining and mechanical Engineers. General Meeting at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, December 8th, 1894 (Excerpt from the Transactions of the Federated Institution of Mining Engineers, London and Newcastle, 1895). 26pp., tall 8vo, 2 plates, one folding, paper wraps, sunned, stained, and chipped, fold mark, wear and tear, contents good, pencil lines by some passages, a few pencilled noets on cover. Owneship signature of Henry J. Young, INSCRIBED "With the Author's Compliments".

A Protest against Rationalism. The Rationale or Philosophy of Belief

Author: 
P.F. Fitzgerald
Publication details: 
London, Kegan Paul, 1890
£50.00

Brown boards, gilt, bumped and some staining of edge, contents good. INSCRIBED by author: "With the Authoress's love".

Empire & Commerce in Africa. A study in economic imperialism

Author: 
Leonard Woolf
Publication details: 
London (1920)
£50.00

Ex lib, involving one small stamp on title and back free endpaper and vestiges of London County Council Education Library bookplate inside front cover, hinge strain inside front cover, some wear to spine, corners bumped, contents good, a better copy than it sounds. Scarce.

Le Miracle de Saint Antoine

Author: 
Maurice Maeterlinck
Publication details: 
Paris 1920
£85.00

Belgian dramatist, poet, essayist (1862-1949). "Deux Mille", blue wraps, small tear both ends of spine, hinge strain, yellowing pages but mainly g.. INSCRIBED "A Sir John Martin Harvey [English actor/manager]. L'incomparable <........................> ref. obscure to me> qui sera bientot le miraculeur [sic] St Antoine./ En toute <..?> admiration/ Maeterlinck/ 24 juin 1921" (last figure obscure). DNB says: "At the Prince of Wales's Theatre his Pelléas in Maeterlinck's Pelléas and Mélisande moved the author to declare: ‘Il a volé mon âme, ce M. Harvey.’

"On a Painting of the Fifteenth Century in the National Gallery"

Author: 
James Robinson Planche
Publication details: 
(1878) Unknown periodical.
£45.00

Antiquarian and dramatist (1796-1880), disbound article, [12] pages, in homemade blue wraps, contents partly detached, manuscript title on front "J.R. Planche on a battlepiece in the National Gallery, July. 1878".

Verses to Order.

Author: 
A.G. (A.D. Godley).
Publication details: 
Methuen & Co., 1892.
£50.00

Quarter vellum, mottled, blue boards, bumped, endpapers browned, mainly good. "Most of the verses in this volume have appeared in the "Oxford Magazine". It includes an early poem involving Golf, "Love and Golf": Hear me swearing, fairest Phylliss!/-Golfers all know how to swear- . . . Links were ne'er designed for lovers . . . Lips like yours should never utter/ Ugly words that golfers speak -/ "Dormy", "stimy", "mashy", "putter",/ . . . ". Five verses, eight lines each.

The Origin of the Dutch: with a Sketch of their language and literature, and short examples

Author: 
Rev. J. Bosworth
Publication details: 
London, 1836
£100.00

32pp., cr.8vo, ltd ed (100), dark green cl. sl. sunned and dusted, sl. hinge str., mainly g+

Chronicles of the Tombs. A select collection of epitaphs

Author: 
Thomas Joseph Pettigrew
Publication details: 
H.G. Bohn, London, 1857
£100.00

529pp., 8vo, inscription and small ownership label (title and ep), some staining of eps, some wear, mainly good-v.g.

"Viscount Ferdinand de Lesseps"

Author: 
Henry Mitchell
Publication details: 
Offprint) From the Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, vol.XXX1 (1896)
£200.00

American hydrographer and engineer (1830-1902). Wraps, detached and chipped, pp.370-385, contents good. Inscribed by the author to George Davidson (1825-1911) geodesist and geographer AND ANNOTATED extensively throughout by Davidson, marking passages with underlining, expressing doubts about accuracy with question marks and trenchant comment from "Rot" to short addition, to lengthy disquisition, and adding information from his own wide and detailed knowledge, both Davidson and Mitchell having an interest in the Panama Canal.

The Pursuivant of Arms, or Heraldry founded upon facts

Author: 
J.R. Planche
Publication details: 
London, 1852
£50.00

First edition. 8vo. Hf. lea., rebacked, bds worn, prelims. some staining, other minor foxing.

Trial of Pedro de Zulueta , Jun. on a Charge of Slave Trading

Author: 
Pedro de Zulueta
Publication details: 
London, 1844
£150.00

lxxiv + 410pp., roy. 8vo, orig. dec. cl, worn, small tear in spine, corners bumped, hinge strain. A Full Report from the short-hand notes of W.B. Gurney with an address to the Merchants, Manufacturers adn Traders of Great Britain, by Pedro de Zulueta, Jun. Esq., and documents illutrative of the case. The second edition of this work (96pp. only) which lacks the address by de Zulueta points out that his acquittal meant that it was not effective to abolish the slave-trade. Slavery would have to be abolished

Catalog der Flora Bohmens nach weiland Professor Friedrich Ignaz Tausch's Herbarium Florae Bohemicae

Author: 
Johann Ott, editor
Publication details: 
Prague, 1851
£100.00

60pp., sm. fol., foed throughout, hinge strain, covers worn, contents complete and mainly good, interleaved throughout with pages used for some annotation, with a form of bookmark throughout (finger index(?)), some annotation (correction/addition) to the text.

The Language of Field Sports

Author: 
C.E. Hare
Publication details: 
London, revd ed. 1949
£28.00

Pp.xvi.276, v.g. in worn dw.

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

Author: 
(Coffee, tea etc)
Publication details: 
1731
£50.00

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

The Colonel Mark Wilks and Sir Tollemache Sinclair Napoleon Collection

Author: 
A Member of the Bibliographical Society
Publication details: 
n.d.
£45.00

Privately Printed. 50pp., 4to, grey wraps, sl. sunned, mainly vg.

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