Sir Henry Barron [Sir Henry Page Turner Barron] (1824-1900) of Belleview, British diplomat, Secretary of Legation at Brussels, 1871-1883 [Belgium]
[1866, 1867, 1872, 1873, 1875, 1876, 1879, 1880-1882, 1883] Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. London: Printed by Harrison and Sons.
A unique authorial assemblage of excessively scarce items. The nine reports total 344 pp in 8vo. They are bound together (according to a manuscript note) by the Belgian binder Claessens [Art Nouveau binder], who received twenty francs (sixteen shillings) for the job. In brown calf, with marbled endpapers, tooled in black on front cover with Barron's monogram, including a boar and a hand, with the words 'BARRON | REPORTS ON BELGIUM, | 1866 | 1867, 1872, 1873, 1875, 1876, 1879, 1880-82, 1883.' Similar title stamped in black on spine.
William Munk, M.D., F.S.A., Fellow and late Senior Censor of the Royal College of Physicians [euthanasia; pain relief]
London: Longmans, Green, and Co. and New York: 15, East 16th Street. 1887.
12mo, vii + 105 pp. In original cloth quarter-binding of brown spine and blue boards, gilt. Fair, on aged paper, in patchy worn binding with foxed endpapers. With the ownership inscription of the Great Yarmouth solicitor Frederick John Dowsett (author of 'Both Sides of Jewish Character', Westminster Review, 1888). An important and scarce early work in the nineteenth-century resurgence of interest in the subject in the West.
['Birmingham, 1894.'] Birmingham, Leicester, and Leamington: The Midland Educational Company, Ltd. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd. [Birmingham: Paul Hicks and Co., Printers, 132 1/2, Broad Street.]
12mo, 14 + [i] pp. Stitched. Fair, on aged paper with slight spotting to cover; and with a central vertical fold. In a preface dated 'Birmingham, 1894', the author indicates that the preface is intended for the general public, rather than 'the Botanist and Trader'. Sections on 'Early History', 'Roasting', 'The Growth and Cultivation', 'Preparing for Table', 'The effect of Coffee drinking' and 'Medical Opinions' ('On November 2nd 1894, Dr.
Hereford: Joseph Jones & Son, 10, Broad Street. 
12mo, iv + 56 pp. Stitched in original wraps, printed in red and black on yellow. Text clear and complete. Aged and in worn and faded wraps. Full title: 'The Excursionist's Guide to the Neighbourhood of Hereford, containing Itineraries of the Railways and Roads, Descriptions of the chief Abbeys, Castles, Churches, Seats of the Gentry, and Spots of Historical Interest, Papers on the Geology of the District, By the Rev. W. S. Symonds, of Pendock, T. Curley, Esq., and the Rev.
Hereford: Printed by Jakeman and Carver, Printers, Widemarsh Street, High Town, Hereford. [1880s]
12mo, [iv] + 48 pp. In original brown printed wraps. Text clear and complete. Aged and lightly worn, with slight staining to edges of wraps. Can be dated to the 1880s, as Powell died in 1886, and the latest date in the text is 1881. Preface: 'This little work professes to give merely a sketch of the objects of beauty and interest to be found in The Golden Valley. The Landscape-Painter, the Archaeologist, the Botanist, the Historian, will there find ample occupation.
xvi.208pp., 16mo, one foxed plate, very attractive red leather, gilt decorated binding, corners bumped, 2 or 3 small spot, aeg. Conclusion of Preface, "The Editor would take this opportunity of acknowledging the kindness of those of his poet-friends who have furnished him with pieces hitherto unpublished; and forming not the least attractive feature of the present selection. | Bedford | Feb.19th, 1842". Poets include Wordsworth, LEL, Felicia Hemans, etc, etc.ViaLibri site ascribes the one copy (but published by T.
[No. 464]London, Dec. 1891, others presumably from the same period.
Item One: [No.464] Convents | Laws Passed in Roman Catholic States. | The Confessional, 16pp., 8vo, printed wraps, good condition; Item 2: Pamphlet, Convents. | Miss Goldings Escape, Murder in Convents, Cruelties in Convents, Convent Prisons, and Lunatic Asylums, with same format as Item One, no date; Item Three, Handbill, Inspection of Convents.- Resolution of the Middlesex Magistrates., [1880?], 4pp., 4to, bifolium. Note on The Protestant Alliance: The Protestant Alliance, their principal aim is to educate and warn the general populous of the errors of Romanism.
Four folding leaves (6 pages of print, probably mimeographed or similar), 12mo, unpaginated but apparently complete, one staple, illustrated cover with title as above, damage to spine, closed tears, contents good, two minor changes (including imitate changed to mitigate). Two galleries are mentioned in the text (containing works), the Wavertree Gallery, Bowring Gallery, and the Prince George Gallery. Wavertee suggests Liverpool, but I aait ilumination as to place. However the only copy recorded on COPAC and WorldCat finds itself in Cardiff (minimally described).
xxxviii.80pp., 8vo, printed red cloth, slight hinge strain, endpapers discoloured, cover has minor defects, but is attractive. A drama. Scarce: COPAC lists only the BL copy but WorldCat lists five other British repositories.
Published by George Lewis, Printer and Bookseller, Selkirk, 1863
138pp., 12mo, blue cover, corner bumped , some damage to spine, worn edges, but attractive, foxing throughout, slight hinge strain. Author's Preface gives the background to the publication including experiences at the Crimea and his daily round as Post Runner to Yair [Postman, I suppose]. Much includes dialect words, and many are based on personal experiences or current events. He includes a Burns' Centenary Song. COPAC lists copies at NLS, Glasgow and BL. WorldCat adds the University of Guelph.
[Regulation of the Mode of Proceeding under the Companies Act, 1862]
London: V. & R. Stevens, Sons, & Haynes, Law Booksellers and Publishers, 26, Bell Yard, Lincoln's Inn 
76pp., cr. 8vo, unbound and stabbed as issued, top edge of first page/title chipped with faint foxing and other minor damage, back cover (also with printed title) partly dusted, item mainly in good condition. Inscribed at the top of the title, faintly, "Received from Mr. Freshfield [presumably the lawyer/MP, JJW Freshfield (DNB)] | 23 Oct. 1862 | [GH?]". This proposed text has been annotated (not extensively) in an unknown hand, and has some differences from the later published version.
Harrison Hall, 'formerly of Lamberton .... New Jersey'.
Philadelphia: Printed by John Bioren, 1813.
x,244pp., with engraved plate (opp.p.223, 'Mr. H. Sargeant's Machine for raising water') and . folding frontis (diagram, 'Improvements by Henry Witmer upon Anderson's Patent Condensing Tub'), small closed tear, attractive contemporary tree calf, red leather label, corners bumpedtop and bottom of spine also, other signs of wear browned and foxed throughout (reason given later), hinge strain front and back (with failed attempt to repair from with tape), ownership notes on endpapers, slightly damaged, else very good. INSCRIBED "Harrison Hall" (Author) on front pastedown.
[Chambers's Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts, W. and R. Chambers, Edinburgh]
[Circa 1845.] [Chambers's Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts. No. 85.] Printed and Published by W. and R. Chambers, Edinburgh.
12mo, 16 pp. Unbound, unstitched and unopened. A half-sheet folded three times to make eight leaves. Reproduction of early engraving on first page, vignette of country scene on last page, three illustrations of tools and a further thirteen numbered figures in text. Text and images clear and complete. Publishing details, with price of '1/2d' printed upwards along inner margin of last page. On aged paper, with slight damage to the margin of the first leaf. This single issue scarce: no copy on COPAC. Chambers Miscellany was originally published between 1844 and 1847.
[Committee of 100, London; Vietnam War; Marvin Garson; Paul Pawlowski; Ruth Oppenheim; Barry Gorden; Tom Hetherington; Phillip Francis; Edward Ludd]
Vol. 3 No. 9. [November 1965.]
8vo, 24 pp. Printed on yellow paper. In fair condition, slightly dog-eared and with rust-staining to last leaf. With photographs, advertisements, cartoon and poem. Editorial titled 'Vietniks and Dratniks'. 'Vietnam Weekend' by Marvin Garson reports on events in Berkeley, London, Aberdeen and Glasgow. Other articles include pieces on the Challenor Report and the 'Beckenham Frame-up', as well as an account by Paul Pawlowski of his arrest in London on 19 September 1965. Scarce: COPAC only lists incomplete runs at Trinity College Dublin, Warwick and the National Library of Scotland.
[Dolls and dolls' houses; Winifred M. Ackroyd; T. Batty of Drighlington, near Bradford; J. E. Beale, Bournemouth (The Blackmore Fashion Co.); Sasha Dolls Ltd, Stockport]
Pattern from the 1920s? Ackroyd's book from the 1930s? The Batty book from 1948? Sasha catalogue June 1985.
All items in good condition, on aged paper. ITEM ONE: 'Blackmore Doll's Patterns | One-Piece Dress, Bonnet, Petticoat, Bodice, Chemise and Drawers.' By J. E. Beale, Ltd. Doll Department, Bournemouth. [1920s]. Pattern in pieces of brown paper, in envelope printed with instructions and illustrations. The envelope also contains an illustrated advertisement for the Blackmore catalogue, on blue paper. ITEM TWO: 'Dolls And How To Make Them' by Winifred M. Ackroyd. At foot of title-page: 'To my fellow workers of the W.V.S. (Girlington Hospital Supplies Depot).
[The Communist Party of Great Britain; John Gibbons; Sergeant Air-Gunner J. A. Clough]
Published by the Communist Party of Great Britain, 16 King St., London, W.C.2, and printed by the Farleigh Press Ltd. (T.U.), Beechwood Works, Watford. [29 April 1943]
12mo, 8 pp. Staining and slight damage to first leaf from rust from staples, otherwise good on aged paper. (Two words of text are lacking, but easily supplied in the following: 'to die the struggle' and ve this message to my friends'). Slug carries code 'CP/C/29/4/43.', the last three elements indicating the date of publication. The front page carries a photograph of Clough, a twenty year-old 'reported missing from an operational flight', and reproduces a letter left by him for his parents.
Ilya Ehrenburg [The Communist Party of Great Britain]
Published by the Communist Party of Great Britain, 16 King Street, London, W.C.2, and printed by the Farleigh Press Ltd. (T.U. all depts.), Beechwood Works, Watford. [31 April 1943.]
12mo, 8 pp. Slight damage from rust of paperclip, otherwise good, on aged paper. Priced at '0d'. Photograph of Ehrenburg on p.3. The slug carries the code 'CP/C/31/4/43.', the last three elements indicating the date of publication. Scarce: COPAC only lists a microfilm reproduction at the British Library.
Martin Johnson; A. Blayney Percival [The East African Standard, Nairobi, Kenya Colony]
[1920s?] 'Published, printed, and engraved by the East African Standard, Limited, Nairobi, Kenya Colony.
4to, 27 pp. Stitched with red thread. In original buff wraps, printed in red and black, with photograph of a Masai woman tipped in on front cover. Fair: slightly dog-eared, in worn wraps, with ownership inscription on front wrap. Printed on twenty-six leaves of art paper. Consisting of a covering page of text and 24 pp of captioned black-and-white photographs, two to each page, with two pages of advertisements at rear. Photographs of wildlife and members of the Meru, Masai, Wakamba, Samburu, Turkana, Waikikuyu tribes. Printed on rectos only, except for last page.
[Charles Daman, clergyman, tutor in Classics at Oxford University]
Oxford: Printed and Published by J. Vincent, 1836 ["and Published" excised]
34pp., 8vo, disbound, small closed tears on title (= first page), mainly good condition. P. half-title "Two other dialogues touching the nature of man". Ownership inscription, illegible name, "University Coll". Preface signed "B.A." Ascribed to Charles Daman ihn COPAC entry for Bristol and BL copies. Scarce: COPAC also lists the Bodleian copy. WorldCat also lists Yael and Chicago copies. COPAC lists one other title under Daman's name, "Ten letters introductory to college residence" (1848)
Calcutta: Printed by J.W. Thomas, at the Baptist Mission Press, and published by the Bible Society, 23, Chowringhee Road, C.A.B.S. 1884
pp., obl.8vo, printed blue wraps, worn at spine, loss of strip at edge, some damage to back wrap, contents good. See image on my website, richardfordmanuscripts.com (or request it). COPAC lists only one copy, at BL (who have the Mark and John as well).
N.H.D. Spicer and John Spicer, with illustrations by D.J. Avery.
Published by John Spicer, [Rhodesia, 1947
31pp., 12mo, illustrated blue wraps (a warrior), contents crudely joined to wraps with sellotape, wraps sl. chipped and worn, contents mainly good. No copy listed on COPAC; four copies listed on WorldCat (3 in South Africa, and Texas).
Confidential. For the use of the Committee only. (on title). 20pp., 8vo, printed wraps, lacking back wrap, front wrap foxed, contents good and include blank pages for notes (one note made), stamped W.N. Bagshaw. No copy listed on COPAC or WorldCat.
[The Society surnamed Israelites, Gravesend; British Israelism; Anglo-Israelism; John Wroe (1782-1863)]
Gravesend: Printed for the Society surnamed Israelites. 1858. [William Deane, Printer, Stone Street, Gravesend.]
8vo, 52 + ii pp. In original blue printed wraps. Text clear and complete. Worn and aged, with recent cloth spine. Scarce: no copy of this edition on COPAC, and only three other copies of nineteenth-century editions, those of 1854, 1855 and 1879, the unique copies of all three being at the British Library. By the 1879 edition the organisation was renamed the Society of Christian Israelites, and based at Ashton-under-Lyme.
Joanna Southcott [J. M. Stitt, the Clock House Press, Ashford, Middlesex.]
'The SECOND EDITION, printed in September, 1812, from the First Edition printed in March, 1805.' Marchant and Galabin, Printers, Ingram-Court, London. Sold by W. Tozer, Southwark, et al. [In wraps of the Clock House Press, Ashford, Middlesex, 1920.]
8vo, 136 pp. The original sheets of the second edition of 1812, in purple wraps printed in 1920. Text clear and complete. Grubby, on aged paper, with top edge badly trimmed; wraps creased. Excessively scarce: the only copy of this 1812 second edition on COPAC at University College London (like this copy with 'Caption [sic] title'). The accompanying card, with London postmark of 9 March 1938, is addressed to the printer of the wraps, 'Mr J. M. Stitt | Clock House Lane | Ashford | Mddx | "Clock House Press". It consists of 25 lines written with the postcard turned to portrait shape.
96pp., 8vo, illustrated paper wraps, illustrated throughout, slightly ruckled, one small spot, mainly good+ The "Exhibition" includesFurniture, Tapestries, Marbles, Bronzes, Embroideries, Lace. No copy listed on COPAC. WordlCat lists three copies in the US.
[Pierre Didot, l'ainé, printer; Musée national du Luxembourg, France ]
A Paris, de l'Imprimerie de P. Didot l'Ainé, Imprimeur de la Chambre des Pairs de France, rue du Pont de Lodi, no 6. 1814.
12mo, 72 pp. Stitched. In remains of original grey wraps, with front wrap present (though worn at extremities), but only a trace of rear wrap remaining. Text clear and complete. On aged paper with many dog-eared corners. An ephemeral item by one of the greatest of French printers: COPAC only lists three copies, at Oxford, University College London, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. None of these record the misprint in the title of 'les Galerie' for 'les Galeries', and it is not present in the Harvard copy either.
[The Westin Philippine Plaza Hotel, Manila, The Philippines, August 24-29, 1987.
68pp., printed wraps, comb binding. The programme for the Congress, with photographs of speakers, and synopses of their subjects, and other introductory matter. The discussions (or some of them?) were apparently later published but COPAC records only two publications. This item is not listed on COPAC, but WorldCat lists a copy at Harvard. Perhaps a pivotal discussion of the emerging China.
First edition, 312pp., 4to, illustrated. Fine binding, blue morocco gilt, raised bands, gilt tooling, orange silk pastedowns and recto of free endpapers, all edges gilt. In lighter blue custom-made box with silk lining. Book in fine condition, box a little rubbed and marked. Presentation copy from the members of Romford Golf Club to John J. Murray, President of the Club and Past President of Essex Amateur Golf Union, among other achievments in the sport.