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.
letter: 1p, 16mo, 6 May 1843, London; offprint dated 1846
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,
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,
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."
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.”.
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".
(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".
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.’
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.
Antiquarian and dramatist (1796-1880), disbound article,  pages, in homemade blue wraps, contents partly detached, manuscript title on front "J.R. Planche on a battlepiece in the National Gallery, July. 1878".
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.
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.
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
Offprint) From the Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, vol.XXX1 (1896)
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.