Pamphlets and Books

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.

[Printed pamphlet.] The Y.W.C.A. Central Club. First Year's Report. 1932 to 1933.

Author: 
Evelyn W. Moore, General Director, The Y.W.C.A., Central Club, London
he Y.W.C.A. Central Club. First Year's Report. 1932 to 1933.
Publication details: 
['Central Club. 3rd June, 1933.'] Great Russell Street, Tottenham Court Road, London, W.C.1.
£75.00
he Y.W.C.A. Central Club. First Year's Report. 1932 to 1933.

12mo, 24 pp. Stapled. In original printed wraps. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper, in dusty and worn wraps. At head of front wrap: 'Miss Scott Moncrieff. Executive Cttee'. The report is preceded by a list of officers, and followed by a list of 'Donors and Subscribers (From May 24th, 1924, to May 24th, 1933)'. Photograph of entrance of building on front wrap, and of whole of building on back wrap.

[Printed item.] Catalogue of an Exhibition illustrative of a Centenary of Artistic Lithography 1796-1896. [With introduction by Louis Prang.]

Author: 
Louis Prang [The Grolier Club, Artistic Lithography Exhibition, 1896; The De Vinne Press]
 Catalogue of an Exhibition illustrative of a Centenary of Artistic Lithography
Publication details: 
[The De Vinne Press.] At the Grolier Club, 29 East 32nd Street, New York, 6 to 28 March 1896.
£75.00
 Catalogue of an Exhibition illustrative of a Centenary of Artistic Lithography

12mo, 73 pp. Introduction followed by bibliography (pp.11-19). In original red and black printed wraps. Good tight copy, in lightly-worn and chipped wraps. Unlimited edition, without illustrations. The only copies of this edition at the British Library and University of London.

[Offprint] Tehran Water Supply: Raw-Water Collection and Distribution System

Author: 
Gholam Ali Meykadeh, Robert Louis Fitt, Thomas James Boddington
Publication details: 
The Institution of Civil Engineers, London, 1958.
£28.00

Excerpt Proc. Instn Civ. Ehgrs, vol.II, pp.467-486, December 1958. Original green printed wraps, sewn as issued, very good condition.

[Printed] Prayers for the London Mission, 1884, Home Mission Tracts, no.53.

Author: 
[Home Mission Tracts] Lord Bishop of Rochester
Prayers for the London Mission, 1884, Home Mission Tracts, no.53.
Publication details: 
[SPCK, 1884]
£20.00
Prayers for the London Mission, 1884, Home Mission Tracts, no.53.

Four pages, 12mo, not bound. COPAC records only one copy, at Cambridge. -

National Society, No. 29. Sunday School Lessons. Fourth Sunday after Trinity.

Author: 
National Society [for Promoting the Education of the Poor in the Principles of the Established Church (Great Britain)]
National Society, No. 29. Sunday School Lessons.
Publication details: 
N.d.
£20.00
National Society, No. 29. Sunday School Lessons.

Four pages, 12mo, edges dusted, mainly good, not bound. No copy found on COPAC (one with similar title said to be at Cambridge is not this).

[Printed pamphlet.] List of Books in Christ Church, Kilndown, Sunday School Lending Library.

Author: 
[Catalogue of Christ Church, Kilndown, Sunday School Lending Library; R. Pelton, Machine Printer, Tunbridge Wells]
List of Books in Christ Church, Kilndown, Sunday School Lending Library.
Publication details: 
Tunbridge Wells: R. Pelton, Machine Printer, The Broadway. 1889.
£25.00
List of Books in Christ Church, Kilndown, Sunday School Lending Library.

12mo, 12 pp. In original light-blue printed wraps. Stapled. Text clear and complete. On aged paper with slight damage from rusting of staple, and a little wear and loss to the corners of the wraps. 202 titles, nicely printed. Excessively scarce: no copy in the British Library or on COPAC.

[Pamphlet; Constitution de l'an X; Napoleon] Sénatus-Consulte, Organique de la Constitution. Extrait des Registres des Délibérations du Conseil d'Etat."

Author: 
[Napoleon; Road to Dictatorship; Constitution de l'an X]
Constitution de l'an X; Napoleon
Publication details: 
Séance du 16 Thermidor an X
£450.00
Constitution de l'an X; Napoleon

15pp., 8vo, disbound, foxing, edges frayed, small stain on last page, front grubby, text complete and clear. WorldCat only mentions the Bibliothèque Nationale copy. This is the "famous" 'Constitution de l'an X' by which Napoleon obtained virtually dictatorial powers.

[Printed] The Soul of Man under Socialism

Author: 
Oscar Wilde
Publication details: 
London, Privately Printed, 1904.
£100.00

[ii].87pp., printed paper wraps, light brown paper letters in red, No. 78 of 250 copies, on last page date in pencil 12/7/3, sl. chipping and fraying at edges which are sl. sunned

[Pamphlet] Asinus Loquax; or, The Talking Donkey. A Pasquinade.

Author: 
'A Little Old Man'
Asinus Loquax; or, The Talking Donkey. A Pasquinade.
Publication details: 
Guildford: Printed by Billing and Sons, 1888.
£56.00
Asinus Loquax; or, The Talking Donkey. A Pasquinade.

24pp., 12mo, original red paper wraps, sl. chipping and staining, mainly good. From the personal library of Richard Bentley, sometime publisher, for whose House Billing did work. One copy listed on WorldCat, at the BL.

Death of the Broad Gauge [Letters to his father about the transition from broad to standard gauge]

Author: 
Richard Bentley [grandson of Richard Bentley, publisher]
Richard Bentley, Death of the Broad Gauge
Publication details: 
[1892]
£250.00
Richard Bentley, Death of the Broad Gauge

18pp., 8vo, marbled boards, cloth spine, label on front, some pages damaged at spine (hinge strain), ow good. This copy if from the archives of Richard Bentley & Son, publishers, and this copy was personalized by rebinding to become Richard Bentley the Younger's own copy. A typed note has been tipped on to the front endpaper, saying, Letters from young Richard Bentley to his father George Bentley on the transition of the G.W. Railway from Broad Gauge to standard gauge in 1892. George Bentley to encourage his son's early literary effort printed 40 copies of this booklet.

[Book] Der Fallschirm: seine geschichtliche Entwicklung und sein technisches Problem

Author: 
Gustav von Falkenberg
Publication details: 
Berlin, 1912 [Bibliothek fur Luftschiffahrt und Flugtechnik, band 8].
£150.00

[192]pp, 8vo, including three pages of advertisements, corners bumped, hinge strain front endpaper, mainly good condition. Ex lib Royal Aeronautical Society (bookplate inside cover) with library shelf marks on half-title and elsewhere. Inscribed by the Author as follows, With the best thanks and compliments | of the author | Gustav von Falkenberg || (see p.5, 6, and 92). These page references indicate that the deicatee is T. O'Brian Hubbartd who features on these pages.

[Pamphlet; offprint] Our Food-Supply in Time of War.

Author: 
Rear-Admiral C.C. Penrose Fitzgerald
Our Food-Supply in Time of War.
Publication details: 
William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1903
£56.00
Our Food-Supply in Time of War.

Reprinted from Blackwood's Magazine. 16pp., printed wraps, good condition.

Instructions, orders, regulations, and bye-laws, given, made and passed by the General Commissioners of Police for the City of Edinburgh, July 1822.

Author: 
[Edinburgh (Scotland). Commissioners of Police].
Publication details: 
[Edin., 1822]
£120.00

37pp., 8vo, disbound (sewn), trimmed (with loss to manuscript annotations), damage and staining final free ep, foxing, otherwise fair. Second half entitles Miscellaneous Rules, Regulations, & Bye-Laws for the Police of the City of Edinburgh, and adjoining districts. The manusscript annotations in ink and pencil adds further instruction or information, for example, p.9 about a book shall be kept at the Police Office ..., adds examine state of this AND p.30 on the numbering of houses and premises, adds Committee [sho]uld be charged [wi]th this duty.

[printed pamphlet] The Edinburgh Annual Register from 1808 to 1823

Author: 
[Sir Walter Scott; Archibald Constable; Hurst, Robinson; The Edinburgh Annual Register]
Publication details: 
Edinburgh, [1823]
£75.00

12mo, 14pp, disbound, first leaf detached, good condition. Text clear and complete. In which the publishers outline their (historical) policy and ambitions for the various aspects of the periodical, and provide an Index by volume and subject. Sir Walter Scott took an almost proprietorial interest in this periodical. Scarce: COPAC lists NLS copy only (16pp).

[Printed pamphlet.] Catalogue of the Westbury Charities. 1896.

Author: 
[The Westbury Charities] [J. E. Severne, Chairman; R. D. Bromley, Vice-Chairman; W. R. Croft, Clerk; of the Parish Council of Westbury]
Catalogue of the Westbury Charities
Publication details: 
Shrewsbury: W. G. Napier, Printer. 1896.
£75.00
Catalogue of the Westbury Charities

12mo, 8 pp. Stapled. In original grey printed wraps. Text clear and complete. On aged paper and in spotted wraps.

[Pamphlet produced at the Canterbury College of Art.] The Measure of the Year. Being extracts from The Twelve Moneths by Matthew Stevenson with four decorations by Sheila Stratton.

Author: 
Matthew Stevenson [Sheila Stratton, illustrator; Canterbury College of Art]
Pamphlet produced at the Canterbury College of Art
Publication details: 
Produced at the Canterbury College of Art, 1949.
£95.00
Pamphlet produced at the Canterbury College of Art

12mo, 10 pp. Stitched. In original red wraps, with title and illustrations printed on the front in red. Good, on lightly-aged paper. An attractive pamphlet, with the illustrations accompanying sections entitled Summer and Winter. At end: 'The text was set in 12 pt. Bodoni by A. File and A. Morris and the machine work is by D. Jackson and B. Dove'. Scarce: no copy on COPAC.

[Pamphlet printed at Canterbury College of Art.] The story of the children who live at Willow Green told and illustrated by Rene Hummerstone.

Author: 
Rene Hummerstone [Canterbury College of Art]
Pamphlet printed at Canterbury College of Art
Publication details: 
Canterbury College of Art, 1951.
£75.00
Pamphlet printed at Canterbury College of Art

8vo, 17 pp. Stitched. In original grey wraps, printed in black red and dark and light green. Good, on lightly aged paper. A children's book, with attractive illustrations of children playing, either in red or green. Colophon reads: 'Compositors: D. Beech and J. Baker | Pressmen: G. V. Jones and G. Knott | The Illustrations are printed from the original lino-cuts.' Scarce: the only copy on COPAC at Cambridge.

[Book] State of France during the years1802, 1803, 1804, 1805, and 1806

Author: 
W.T. Williams
Publication details: 
Richard Phillips, London, 1807
£200.00

Title continued: "Comprising A Description of the Customs and Manners of that Country; together with Observations on its Government, Finances, Population, Agriculture, Religion, Public Schools, Conduct towards English prisoners, and Internal Commerce. To which are added, Anecdotes tending to delineate the Character of The Chief of the French Government" [presumably Napoleon]. 2 vols, pp.xii.216; viii.204, catchword on ii.204 "Useful" anticipating a 36pp. catalogue of Richard Phillips' publications missing from this copy, mauve cloth, discreetly rebacked, bumped, spine gt.title and vol.

[Prospectus or Commemorative Catalogue of] Bentley's Standard Novels & Romances |Bentley's Favourite Novels

Author: 
[Richard Bentley & Son, publishers].
Bentley's Standard Novels & Romances
Publication details: 
[New Burlington Street, London], Printed January 1882.
£125.00
Bentley's Standard Novels & Romances

One Hundred Copies only. [16]pp., cr.8vo, sewn as issued, unopened, tastefully printed in brown with decoration on hand-made paper, good condition. Sadleir, in XIX Century Fiction, describes this as A Prospectus of the Standard and Favourite Novels issued in January 1882. Given it's date, I would suggest it's a Commemorative Catalogue of a series which has great significance in publishing history. It gives the information present in Sadleir (II.100-4), but it calls the phantom Second Series (Sadleir) Bentley's Standard Novels. The Re-Issue. 1854-1859?.

[Printed] Index to the Life and Letters of Washington Irving

Author: 
[Washington Irving; J. Munnings]
Index to the Life and Letters of Washington Irving
Publication details: 
London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1864.
£450.00
Index to the Life and Letters of Washington Irving

Separately published from four volume edition (1862-4), pp.308-347, 8vo, printed paper wraps, darkened, wear at spine and corners, minor foxing, mainly good. Bentley (Turner) Index 1110, ascribed to J. Munnings. A bookseller on viaLibri reveals that an index is anticipated in the fourth volume of the Life and Letters published by Bentley, 1862-4. No mention is made of this Index in either COPAC or WorldCat's listings of copies of the Life and Letters. Very scarce.

[Pamphlet printed at Canterbury College of Art.] The Garden of Pleasure. Translated from "La Maison Rustique" by Charles Estienne, 1572. With linocuts by Jessie Kennett.

Author: 
Charles Estienne [Jessie Kennett, illustrator; Canterbury College of Art]
Charles Estienne [Jessie Kennett, illustrator; Canterbury College of Art]
Publication details: 
Canterbury College of Art, 1949.
£75.00
Charles Estienne [Jessie Kennett, illustrator; Canterbury College of Art]

Small 4to, 4 pp. Stitched. In original brown and black decorative wraps. Good, on lightly-aged paper. A pretty piece of printing, with the title-page printed in light blue and black, and the vignette on illustration on the reverse of the title leaf in the same light blue. The text covers two pages. Scarce: no copy on COPAC.

[Printed] Southern Independence: An Address delivered at a Public Meeeting, in the City Hall, Glasgow.

Author: 
James Spence
Southern Independence:
Publication details: 
Richard Bentley, London, Murray and Son, Glasgow, 1863.
£280.00
Southern Independence:

Pamphlet, pp.39, printed paper wraps, good condition. Note: "prominent Liverpool businessman James Spence, one of the Confederacy's most active sympathisers".

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