Pamphlets and Books

[Periodical] Metaphysical Digest. The Journal of the Society of Metaphysicians

Author: 
[Society of Metaphysicians]
Metaphysical Digest.
Publication details: 
1954-1957.
£450.00
Metaphysical Digest.

8 issues of this scarce periodical, vol.2, no. 5; vol.3, nos.1-5; Vol.4, nos.1-2 (Oct.-Dec. 1954-June-Dec.1957), reproduced from typescript, one issue damaged with small loss of text, mainly fair condition.

[Printed pamphlet.] Cataclysm Has Begun! [With covering Typed Letter Signed from Williamson to George H. Brook.]

Author: 
J. J. Williamson [John Jacob Williamson], Founder-President, the Society of Metaphysicians Ltd, Hastings, Sussex [Nuclear proliferation; Cold War; Atomic Bomb]
 Cataclysm Has Begun!
Publication details: 
Pamphlet: 1955. The Society of Metaphysicians Ltd. Letter: 19 February 1955; on letterhead of the Society of Metaphysicians Ltd, Archers' Court, Stonestile Lane, Hastings, Sussex.]
£250.00
 Cataclysm Has Begun!

4to, vii + 21 pp. Stapled pamphlet, on two different paper stocks (white and grey), front cover detached Text clear and complete. Good, on aged paper, with crease to one corner of title-leaf. Title leaf printed, the rest mimeographed. Pp. v-vii consist of an appendix at the rear of the volume. Occult pseudo-science (the Society's logo is a pentacle), presaging the hippie 'retreat from reason' in the face of Cold War realities. Begins 'For ten years the Society of Metaphysicians has worked in the interests of human unity at all levels.

[Periodical] Le Courrier Interplanetaire [( British Edition)

Author: 
Editor: Prof. A. Nahon, Founder-President, Association Mondialiste Interplanetaire.
 Le Courrier Interplanetaire
Publication details: 
Issued by the Society of Metaphysicians Ltd, Archers Court, Hastings, England.
£125.00
 Le Courrier Interplanetaire

Unbound Issue described as First Year Nos.7-33, but is paginated 82, 83, 84, no page no., no page no., 69, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96. 97, 94-96 (duplicated) 101, 104. Printed wraps, 8vo, reproduced from typescript. Perhaps extracts from the continental edition, with an involuntary duplication of pages. Scarce.

[Book] XXVI Present Day Papers on Prophecy. An explanation of the visions of Daniel and of the revelation, on the continuous-historic system. [Inscribed by Author]

Author: 
Rev. E.P. Cachemaille
Publication details: 
London: Seeley, Service & Co., 12911
£225.00

With maps and diagrams. 694pp., 8vo, original red boards, faint foxing, mainly good condition. Some pencil notes on back endpaper. Inscribed by author: "Rev. J. de Guerin | With the author's | Christian regards | December, 1911." Scarce.

[Pamphlet] The Debates in the House of Commons Assembled at Oxford The Twenty-first of March, 1680

Author: 
[Popish Plot]
Publication details: 
London: Printed for R. Baldwin, 1681.
£56.00

20 pp. fol., disbound, pages partly detached, foxing and staining especially outer leaves.

[Book; verse] Graphidae, or Characteristics of Painters [Inscribed by author]

Author: 
H.R. [Henry Reeve (see New DNB, 1813-1895), translator of de Tocqueville's Democracy in America, and editor of Greville's Diaries]
Publication details: 
Printed by Richard and John E. Taylor, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street [London], 1838.
£250.00

Privately Printed. [40]pp., 8vo, buckram gt, wear to spine and edges, faint foxing, hinge strain, front cover partly deatched, staining to edges inside covers. Inscribed by author, Mrs. Alfred Shaw [actress] with the Author's best regards. | September 1838.

[Printed pamphlet.] 'An Address to the Guardian Society' by 'S. T.'

Author: 
'S. T.' [The Guardian Society for the Preservation of Public Morals, London]
The Guardian Society for the Preservation of Public Morals
Publication details: 
Dated 'London. 1817. No. XXI. Pam. Vol. XI. P'. [Extracted from volume XI of 'The Pamphleteer' (London: A. J. Valpy, Tooke's Court, Chancery-lane. 1818).]
£75.00
The Guardian Society for the Preservation of Public Morals

12mo, 28 pp, paginated [225]-252. Disbound. Text clear and complete. On lightly-aged paper, with some leaves detached. Title page reads: 'An Address to the Guardian Society. London. 1817. No. XXI. Pam. Vol. XI. P'. The following gives an impression of the sceptical tone in which this pamphlet is written. 'Your Society is declared to be, "for the preservation of public morals," a most praise-worthy and highly commendable institution. But how do you propose to preserve the public morals?

[Printed pamphlet.] Mémoire Descriptif d'un Brevet d'Invention pour une Machine Volante dénommé Avion Militaire de Grand Combat Vitanval en faveur de M. Leon Louis Laforge Prince Laforge de Vitanval. Second Partie. Traduit de l'Espagnol.

Author: 
Leon Louis Laforge, self-styled 'Prince Laforge de Vitanval' and 'Grand Master of the Knights of Saint Leon' [aeronautics; flying machines; airplanes; aviation; inventions]
Publication details: 
['Au Ministerio de Fomento a Madrid. Le 25 Mai 1916 sous le No. 62.342'.] Madrid: Artes Gráficas "Mateu". Paseo del Prado, 34. 1916.
£125.00

4to, 22 pp. In original green printed wraps. Frontispiece photograph on art paper, inscribed in bottom right-hand corner 'A M. Maggs Bros booksellers | Souvenir de la guerre | Pce. Laforge de Vitanval | Madrid 12 Aout 16'. Text clear and complete. In fair condition, on lightly aged and worn paper. No diagrams. The invention is described as 'un Aéro-frein ou frein automatique pour aéroplanes et toutes espèce de machines volantes, empêchant le capotement des appareils, en cas d'accident ou d'arrêt subit du moteur'.

[Pamphlet] Thos. Cook & Son Ltd. Facsimile Specimen Signatures February 1st, 1949.

Author: 
[Thomas Cook, travel agency]
Thos. Cook & Son Ltd. Facsimile Specimen Signatures
Publication details: 
[London, 1949].
£65.00
Thos. Cook & Son Ltd. Facsimile Specimen Signatures

16 pages, 4to, original grey/blue wraps, dusted and some foxing, mainly good. List No.1 of Signatures authorised for signing Letters of Credit, Letters of Indication in conjunction therewith, and Drafts, 4pp. (56 signatures), and Supplementary List of Signatures authorised for signing drafts only, 12pp., both lists including list of foreign branches with signing rights.

[Printed anonymous pamphlet by Sir James Colquhoun.] Colquhoun of Luss.

Author: 
[Sir James Colquhoun (1844-1907), 5th Baronet, of Luss in the County of Dumbarton, Scotland]
Colquhoun of Luss.
Publication details: 
'Private Impression. 1877.'
£180.00
Colquhoun of Luss.

Large 4to, [i] + 8 pp. In original buff printed wraps, with title-page duplicated on front wrap. Text clear and complete. On aged and lightly-creased paper, with wear and discoloration to wraps. Title-page inscribed to 'Elisabeth Monro from Sir James Colquhoun Bart 1877'. Consisting entirely of annotated pedigrees, with facsimiles of seals and signatures. Scarce: no copy at the British Library, the only copy on COPAC at the National Library of Scotland, and only four copies on WorldCat.

[Printed magazine.] Supplement to The London Gazette of Friday the 1st of August. Published by Authority. Monday, August 4, 1856. [A list of British Crimean war officers and men awarded the Legion of Honour by the French Emperor Louis Napoleon.]

Author: 
[The London Gazette, 1856; the Crimean War; the Legion of Honour; le Legion d'Honneur; Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte; Napoleon III]
The London Gazette, 1856; the Crimean War; the Legion of Honour
Publication details: 
4 August 1856. Numb. 21909. London: Thomas Lawrence Behan, 7 Suffolk Place, Haymarket and 45 St Martin's Lane.
£95.00
The London Gazette, 1856; the Crimean War; the Legion of Honour

Crown 8vo, 7 pp (paginated 2699-2705). Unstitched and unopened sheet, folded twice to make four leaves. Text clear and complete. On aged paper. With red ink tax stamp: 'NEWSPAPER | ONE PENNY | LONDON GAZETTE'. A list of Crimean war officers and men awarded 'the Imperial Order of the Legion of Honour, [...] which His Majesty the Emperor of the French has been pleased to confer upon them'. From the archive of Lieutenant-Colonel George Lynedoch Carmichael (1831-1903) of the 95th (the Derbyshire) Regiment, who was made a Knight of Legion of Honour at this time.

[Printed pamphlet on Nova Scotia, Canada.] The Royal Province of New Scotland, and Her Baronets.

Author: 
Major Francis Duncan, M.A., D.C.L., LL.D., Royal Artillery [Nova Scotia, Canada]
The Royal Province of New Scotland, and Her Baronets.
Publication details: 
London: William Clowes and Sons, 13, Charing Cross. 1878.
£95.00
The Royal Province of New Scotland, and Her Baronets.

8vo, 20 pp. In original blue printed wraps, with publisher's advertisement ('List of Military Works') on back. Clear and complete. On aged paper, with wear and slight marking to wraps. Two appendices.

A Handbook for High Bailiffs & Bailiffs of County Courts

Author: 
Joseph Craven of the Middle Temple, and of the North-Eastern Circuit Barrister-at-Law.
A Handbook  for High Bailiffs
Publication details: 
London, 1887
£56.00
A Handbook  for High Bailiffs

pp.xviii, 102, red cloth gt, minor rubbing, staining of endpapers, mainly good condition+ COPAC lists copies at Oxford and the NLS.

[Printed pamphlet.] An Address delivered in the Chapel of the Protestant Dissenters' Grammar School, Mill Hill, on Occassion of Public Day, June 18th, 1845.

Author: 
Algernon Wells [Rev. Algernon Wells (1793-1850), Secretary of Mill Hill Grammar School, and to the Colonial Missionary Society] [Evangelical Dissenters]
An Address delivered in the Chapel of the Protestant Dissenters' Grammar School,
Publication details: 
London: Printed by J. Unwin, 31, Bucklersbury. 1845.
£125.00
An Address delivered in the Chapel of the Protestant Dissenters' Grammar School,

12mo, 15 pp. Stitched and unbound. Text clear and complete. Good, on aged paper. Described by Wells as 'an attempt, however feeble, to set forth the character and design of that interesting establishment', Mill Hill Grammar School, and 'designed to exhibit favourably a Public Grammar Education, rendered select by strict religious oversight; and to show the importance that Evangelical Dissenters should possess a permanent Institution for securing such an education for the sons of their more respectable families'.

[Illustrated Pamphlet] Women's Work for the Royal Air Forces

Author: 
[[Women's Royal Air Force]
Women's Work for the Royal Air Forces
Publication details: 
[May 1918]
£180.00
Women's Work for the Royal Air Forces

Pamphlet, [16]pp., 12mo, very good condition, illustrated front cover, illustrated with photographs throughout revealing their various duties (on the ground of course). No copy recorded. The RAF was formally established on 1 April 1918, a month before the publication of this pamphlet.

An Unmatched Private Historical Collection of Sixty Original Drawings and [1300] Autograph Letters and Manuscripts. English. Foreign. Arranged alphabetically and illustrated with [1500] Portraits [of John A. Sainsbury, primarily Napoleonic] &c &c.

Author: 
[John A. Sainsbury, collector; Napoleon Bonaparte; the French Revolution; J. Duplessis Berteaux;]
[John A. Sainsbury, collector
Publication details: 
Without date or place. [London, circa 1840.]
£325.00
[John A. Sainsbury, collector

12mo, 40 pp. In original brown wraps, printed in green ink on the front with the British royal crest, and on the back with that of Napoleon. Yellow endpapers. Text clear and complete. A fair, tight copy, on aged paper, in worn wraps. Illustrated title-page in red and black. In manuscript on reverse Sainsbury has written: 'J. S. | 13 Upper Ranelagh St | Eaton Square | This Collection is offered at One Half it's Cos - | Viz 1200 Guins.' The text begins with a two-page description of 'Drawings and Proof Engravings. Important scenes in the French Revolution' by J.

Catalogue of the Valuable Collection of Coins and Medals, of the late General Ainslie, Author of "Illustrations of the Anglo-French Coinage," [...] The collection comprises his entire [...] series of Anglo-French coins.

Author: 
[Samuel Leigh Sotheby, London auctioneer; General Sir Robert Ainslie (1776-1839), army officer and numismatist]
Catalogue of the Valuable Collection of Coins and Medals
Publication details: 
At S. Leigh Sotheby's, 3 Wellington Street, Street, London, 3 to 6 June 1840.
£265.00
Catalogue of the Valuable Collection of Coins and Medals

4to, 31 pp. In original grey printed wraps, with the bookseller's ticket of Messrs. Bolster of Cork. Text clear and complete. A fair, tight copy, on aged paper. In worn red calf quarter-binding, red cloth. Neatly priced up in manuscript (the sale totalled £803 4s 6d), and ruled with red lines.

A quantity of books from Christ Church, Kilndown, Library, c.1875

Author: 
[Sunday School Library, Kent]
Publication details: 
[Kilndown, Kent, c.1875
£450.00

61 items, characterised by grey-brown amateur wrapper, usually grubby, with: A label on the front usually stating, 'CHRIST CHURCH, KILNDOWN | LIBRARY. | No. [...] | Please keep clean. | Can be exchanged on EVERY FRIDAY on application to Rev. H. HARRISON. | October, 1875', And a label on reverse of wrapper, 'CHRIST CHURCH, KILNDOWN | Lending Library | Rules. | . 1. The Library to be Free to Sunday Scholars and Members of the Choir; all other persons using the Books to pay a Subscription of a Half-penny a Month. | 2.

Notes et Notices sur l'Expédition scientifique des Anglais au pic de Ténériffe, en 1856. Sur l'Origine des Espèces [i.e. Darwin's 'Origin of Species']. Sur Toulon, port de mer. Sur l'Ouvrage de Miss Nightingale, intitulé: Notes on Nursing. [...]

Author: 
J.-P.-A. Madden [Jean-Patrice-Auguste Madden (1808-1889)] [Florence Nightingale; Charles Darwin]
Notes et Notices sur l'Expédition scientifique des Anglais au pic de Ténériffe
Publication details: 
Versailles: Imprimérie de E. Aubert, 6, Avenue de Sceaux. 1864.
£285.00
Notes et Notices sur l'Expédition scientifique des Anglais au pic de Ténériffe

12mo, [iv] + 52 + [i], the last page carrying an erratum. Unopened. In original grey printed wraps. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper, with wear to wraps (particularly spine) and dog-eared front wrap. Bound in at the end is a separate seven-page pamphlet with a title-page which simply reads 'Toulon Port de Guerre par J. P.A. Madden.' The printer of this seven-page item is Imprimérie Cerf at Versailles.

[Printed pamphlet.] Articles of Visitation and Inquiry, Concerning Matters Ecclesiastical, given to [...] every Parish within the Diocese of Lincoln, at the Triennial Visitation of the Right Rev. Father in God, George, Lord Bishop of that Diocese.

Author: 
[Sir George Pretyman Tomline (1750-1827), 5th Baronet, successively Bishop of Lincoln and Bishop of Winchester]
Articles of Visitation and Inquiry,
Publication details: 
[1794.] Printer not stated.
£100.00
Articles of Visitation and Inquiry,

The full title reads: 'Articles of Visitation and Inquiry, Concerning Matters Ecclesiastical, given to the Ministers, Church-Wardens, and Sidesmen, of every Parish within the Diocese of Lincoln, at the Triennial Visitation of the Right Rev. Father in God, George, Lord Bishop of that Diocese, in the Year of Our Lord, M,DCC,XCIV.' 8vo, 8 pp. On two bifoliums, unstitched and unbound. Aged and lightly stained, with wear causing loss to a few words of text on the last leaf. After sections on 'The Church-Wardens OATHS.

The Scale of Medicines with which Merchant Vessels are to be furnished ...With Directions for their Use [title continued below]

Author: 
Charles M'Arthur, M.D., Surgeon, Royal Navy.
The Scale of Medicines with which Merchant Vessels are to be furnished
Publication details: 
London, Wm. S. Orr and Co., Paternoster Row, 1894.
£65.00
The Scale of Medicines with which Merchant Vessels are to be furnished

[Title continued] "...Observations on some of the accidents and diseases to which seamen are more peculiarly liable; and directions for preserving the health and promoting the comfort of merchant seamen." Second edition, Title, pp.[1]-76[8=advts], 8vo, original purple cloth gt, corners rubbed, hinge strain, som foxing, mainly fair-good.

[Pamphlet] Lecture on the Aetiology of Constitutional Diseases of the Eye

Author: 
John Tweedy, FRCS, Hunterian orator.
 Lecture on the Aetiology of Constitutional Diseases of the Eye
Publication details: 
London: Printed by Ballantyne, Hanson & Co., 1887.
£56.00
 Lecture on the Aetiology of Constitutional Diseases of the Eye

Reprinted from The Lancet of Jan. 8, 1887, 11pp., 12mo, original grey/brown wraps, frayed and edges sunned, INSCRIBED With the Author's kind regards

A Book of Counsels for Girls. Published under the direction of the Tract Committee.

Author: 
Mary Bell, Victorian novelist, author of 'By Northern Seas' (1897)
A Book of Counsels for Girls.
Publication details: 
London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. [1888.]
£125.00
A Book of Counsels for Girls.

12mo, 96 pp, followed by four-page SPCK catalogue (with first page listing works by the Rev. F. Bourdillon). Text clear and complete. In original olive cloth binding, gilt, stained with damp. Damp damage at rear leaving light staining to corners of last few leaves and catalogue, together with heavier damage to rear endpapers. Traces of Library label on front pastedown. Cloth faded, worn and stained. Bell explains in her preface that 'The poor are excellently well provided with all sorts of books of counsel and help.

A Letter from an Old Unitarian, to a Young Calvinist. [Identified in manuscript as 'Mr. James Curtis' to 'John Curtis, his nephew'.]

Author: 
[James Curtis, unitarian; John Curtis, Calvinist; John Evan, printer, Bristol]
A Letter from an Old Unitarian, to a Young Calvinist
Publication details: 
Bristol: Printed by John Evans & Co. Sold by R. Hunter (successor to Mr. Johnson) St. Paul's Church-yard, London; and J. Fry, St. John-street, Bristol. 1816. [John Evans & Co. Printers, Bristol.]
£75.00
A Letter from an Old Unitarian, to a Young Calvinist

12mo, 24 pp. Disbound. Text clear and complete. On aged paper, with the last leaf loose. Two-page preface dated 'Bristol, Dec. 1815.' This copy is significant in that the author and recipient are identified in a contemporary hand on the title-page. The only copy listed on COPAC, at the British Library, is unattributed.

[Specimen copy for the Plates only] The Marchioness of Brinvilliers

Author: 
Albert Smith, illustrator John Leech
[Specimen copy for the Plates only] The Marchioness of Brinvilliers
Publication details: 
London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1886
£280.00
[Specimen copy for the Plates only] The Marchioness of Brinvilliers

pp.1-10 text, 15 detached plates with tissue-guards (as called for), text (concluding mid-sentence, bound in to grey-blue printed wraps, reinforced spine, 2 closed tear, chipped and sunned. Full quotation of title om front wrap: Specimen copy for the Plates only | The Marchioness of Brinvilliers | By | Albert Smith | Illustrated by John Leech | [Bentley insignia] | With fifteen spirited full-page Etchings on Steel, only once before printed from,* onthe first publication of the story, in its serial | form, about 1842. | *Besides twenty-seven impressions for the Leech Catalogue.

[Booklet] An Outline of the Religion of Islam

Author: 
Rev. H.U. Weitbrecht Stanton, Ph.D., D.D., Missionary in the Punjab, 1876-1911; Chief Reviser of the Urdu New Testament.
An Outline of the Religion of Islam
Publication details: 
Published by The Missionary Equipment and Literature Supply, Ltd, Church House, Westminster, SW1, 1925.
£85.00
An Outline of the Religion of Islam

52pp., 8vo, printed green wraps, chipped and sunned, contents good. It includes figures for Moslem populations. Scarce. COPAC lists copies at NLS, Trinity Dublin and Oxford.

[Prospectus of the Biographia Britannica Literaria WITH] An Essay on the State of Literature and Learning under the Anglo-Saxons; Introductory to the First Section of the Biographia Britanica Literaria of the Royal Society of Literature

Author: 
Thomas Wright
Prospectus of the Biographia Britannica Literaria
Publication details: 
London, 1839
£180.00
Prospectus of the Biographia Britannica Literaria

4; [iv],112pp., 8vo, plain brown wraps (original?), worn and nearly detached, contents good. Inscribed on half-title: Presented to the Rt Honble the Lord Brougham & Vaux by his obedt Servt Wm. Tooke | Russell Square 6 Augt 1839. Tooke was the major promoter of the Biographia Britannica Literaria.

[Booklet] The Money Maker; being an Exposé of the tremendous Evils arising from our Mongrel Currency, and shewing how it has produced the present National Distress

Author: 
Abraham Whitehead, campaigner against child labour etc.
The Money Maker; being an Exposé of the tremendous Evils
Publication details: 
London: Whittaker & Co., Ave Maria Lane, and all Booksellers, 1843 (Holmfirth: Printed by Joseph Crosland).
£180.00
The Money Maker; being an Exposé of the tremendous Evils

Continuation of title: "... Also, shewing how and quantity of Money may be made upon entirely new principles, so as to form a safe and useful Currency, and how the National Debt may be rapidly and honestly liquidated, at the rate of Compound Interest, without imposing fresh Burdens on the People." Booklet, 42pp., 12mo, brown printed paper wraps, corner of front missing (loss of word and 5 or 6 letters from imprint), some staining, chipping and tears of covers , mainly intact, bottom corner of pages turned, contents mainly good condition.

The Rules and Constitutions for Governing and Managing the Maiden-Hospital, founded by the Company of Merchants, and Mary Erskine, in Anno 1695.

Author: 
[The Maiden Hospital; the Company of Merchants of the City of Edinburgh; the Mary Erskine School; the Merchant Maiden Hospital; Robert Fleming and Company]
The Rules and Constitutions for Governing and Managing the Maiden-Hospital
Publication details: 
Edinburgh: Printed by Robert Fleming and Company, 1731.
£125.00
The Rules and Constitutions for Governing and Managing the Maiden-Hospital

12mo, xi + [vi] + 46 pp. Stitched as issued, in original marbled-paper wraps. Good, on lightly-aged paper. The title leaf is followed by a nine-page preface, taking the pagination to p.xi. The page following p.xi (on the verso of the leaf) is blank, and this is followed by three unpaginated leaves carrying a six-page 'Act of Parliament in Favours [sic] of the Maiden Hospital, Founded by the Company of Merchants and Mary Erskine.' This 'Act', which precedes the 46 pages of the 'Rules and Constitutions', would not appear to be present in all copies.

[Printed pamphlet.] England's Bards, 1864; or, The Three Poems which were awarded the one hundred guineas offered as prizes in the advertisement "Ho! For a Shakespeare!" which appeared about the time of Shakespeare's Tercentenary Anniversary.

Author: 
[The Manufacturers of Thomson's Crinolines; 'William Fulford'; 'Peter Quince'; William Shakespeare; Day and Son, Lithographers to the Queen; the Shakespeare Tercentenary Anniversary Celebrations]
England's Bards, 1864; or, The Three Poems
Publication details: 
London: Day and Son, Lithographers to the Queen, and to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, Gate Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, 1864.
£85.00
England's Bards, 1864; or, The Three Poems

8vo, 16 pp. Unbound. Evidence of previous stitching, but with no remains of thread,. Aged, worn, and with outer leaves somewhat dusty. Preface, dated 'London, June 1864', by 'THE MANUFACTURERS OF THOMSON'S CRINOLINES', states that the judges of the best of 'the immense number of manuscripts received' were 'B. Webster, Esq., J. Sterling Coyne, Esq., Andrew Halliday, Esq., George Rose, Esq., and Thos.

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