Messrs Henry Pierre Delacroix et Fils, textile manufacturers of Elbeuf, Normandy
Written between May 1815 and October 1822. Addressed to Messrs Henri Pierre Delacroix et Fils of Elbeuf, Normandy, from various French locations (principally Paris).
105 items of correspondence, in French, in various formats (mainly 8vo). In good condition on lightly-aged paper. Each text clear and complete. The whole contained in a grey paper folder with 'Juillet 1818' on the front wrap. Each item unobtrusively numbered in neat red pencil. Featuring a wide range of the correspondents, as few write more than once. Occasional letters docketed. Accompanied by a modern abstract by a French-speaker, reflecting the difficulty of the various hands contained in the collection.
Henry Southgate (1818-1888), London auctioneer with premises in the Strand, and anthologist; his son Walter Venning Southgate (b. 1844, fl. 1884)
Manuscript title date 'London. MDCCCXLIV ', but containing material from between 1844 and 1883.
Folio, 110 pp, comprising [i] + 68 + [ii] + 39 pp. Handsome volume in slipcase, tight and internally in very good condition, on lightly-aged thick Whatman paper. Well bound in black leather morocco, all edges gilt. Binding blind-tooled and with 'Early Days' and 'W. V. S.' in gilt on spine and motto on front board: 'Nourish the sentiments thy principles approve and put thy trust and confidence in God.' Binding worn and rebacked, in worn black cloth slipcase.
[Rev. Charles Powell, East Coker; Captain Dampier]
An informative collection of material, mainly relating to Australia, assembled in the years immediately following the First World War. The collection consists of fifty items: twenty-one typescripts (1-21), twenty-eight manuscripts (22-49), and one printed (50). Dated items range from 1919 to 1924, with the others appearing to date from around the same time. All items clearly legible, and all except item 2 complete. All but item 50 on loose leaves of paper.
Sir Francis Palgrave (1788-1861; né Francis Ephraim Cohen), archivist and historian
'Rolls [The Rolls Office, London] | Wedy'. No date.
1p., 12mo. In good condition, lightly-aged. 'Sir F Palgrave' in another hand at the head. Reads: 'My dear Sir | I enclose a note for Hooker but not knowing your particular object it is rather vague | Yrs truly | F. Palgrave'.
Neville March Hunnings and John Gillett, editor [The Society for Film History Research, London]
The Society for Film History Research, London. Between March 1960 and September 1967 (all published).
 + 344 + pp., 12mo, and four pages of plates (vol.2, no.2). Fourteen issues, loose, with volume 1 (issues 1-9) continuously paginated to 244; and volume 2 (issues 1-5) paginated to 90; with the volume's separate prelims (8pp.) and index (7pp.) ready for binding up. Two identical fliers for the society (giving its 'Purpose') loosely inserted. The collection is in good condition, on lightly aged and worn paper, but with rusted staples to all volumes. Hunnings and Gillett are named as editors of the first four volumes, thereafter Hunnings alone.
Suzanne Hughes, widow of the Irish composer and musicologist Herbert Hughes (1882-1937) [Maire Gaster [née Maire Lynd] (1912-1990), daughter of Irish nationalist writers Robert Lynd and Sylvia Lynd]
5 Cissbury Drive, Findon Valley, Worthing, Sussex. 13 July 1937.
4pp., 12mo. Bifolium with mourning border. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Following her husband's death, she writes 'I have been trying to find my way through, so that I might be able to do as Herbert would wish, and make up to the children for what they have lost. [...] I am so glad now to think of the years we had in Kerry where Herbert was able to do what he liked best of all'. From the Lynd Archive, and with note at head of first page from Maire Gaister (daughter of Robert and Sylvia Lynd): 'Widow of Herbert Hughes, who collected Irish songs orally.'
Issued by Mullard Educational Service. Mullard Limited, Mullard House, Torrington Place, London WC1. [Circa 1976.]
4pp., foolscap 8vo. With four photographic illustrations and a diagram. Bifolium on art paper. Printed in black, with cover illustration in half-tone over light-green background. In fair condition, on lightly aged and worn paper. Sections titled 'A new revolution in electronics', 'The construction', 'The "bread-board" circuit', 'The production process', 'Types of IC' and 'Even smaller still!' From the Pat Hawker archive.
Designed and photographed for the Public Relations Department of the GPO by Maurice Rickards. Produced by Contact Studios Ltd and pritned at The Riverside Press Ltd. London and Whitstable. PH 1033. [Circa 1962.]
12pp., 4to. On art paper and in shiny printed wraps. In fair condition, with closed tear to front cover and creased corner to back cover. Strikingly designed by Rickards: heavily printed in black with an occasional touch of pink to headings. Scarce: no copy on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat. From the Pat Hawker archive.
Paris and New York: Carrefour. 1946. [Printed in Mexico.]
4to, 169 pp. Limitation details on reverse of title, with firm signature by Fraenkel. Internally sound and tight, on aged paper; in original printed wraps over boards, with binding strained and worn. In worn and damaged original slipcase. A few annotations in light pencil in the margin, possibly by Fraenkel's wife Daphne. Loosely inserted are the book's prospectus (4to bifolium, 4 pp), and by an order form for the books, with reviews, to the Motive Book Shop of Waco, Texas. From the Carrefour Press Archives, and with a long pencil note by its owner Michael Harris on the front board.
John Cuming Walters (1863-1933), Editor of the Manchester City News from 1906 to 1932 [The Great War; World War I]
Complete from 8 August 1914 to 25 October 1919
This archive records the day-by-day response to the Great War of a cultured and intelligent English newspaper editor operating outside the Fleet Street hegemony. It charts his change of opinion from initial optimism (8 August 1914: 'The instinct is to strike - it is nature's own law.
Victor Meunier (1817-1903), French author and journalist; editor of 'Cosmos', the 'Revue Synthétique', and 'L’Ami des Sciences'
Undated; on letterhead of the Revue Synthetique, Paris.
12mo, 1 p. Five lines of text. Very good on lightly aged paper. Good firm signature. He is sending the first issue of the 'Revue Synthétique' and proposes an exchange of that magazine for the one that the recipient edits.
Victor Meunier (1817-1903), French author and journalist; editor of 'Cosmos', the 'Revue Synthétique', and 'L’Ami des Sciences' [Charles Nodier; Pierre-Simon Ballanche; Jean-Augustin Barral]
Five undated, the others between 1856 and 1876; from a number of addresses including the offices of 'L'ami des sciences', 'Cosmos' and the 'Revue Synthétique', Paris.
The collection is in good condition, on lightly aged and slightly creased paper. Text of all items clear and entire. Letter One: to Jean-Augustin Barral (12 June 1862, from 33 Rue de Vaugirard, 8vo, 2 pp, 30 lines). He has received 'les premières feuilles de votre notice', and has been prevented from coming to London by 'un rhumatisme articulaire'. On the recto of the second leaf of the bifolium is Barrel's nine-line autograph reply, signed 'J. A. Barrel' and dated 'Londres 16 juin 1862'.
Offprint: 'Acta Etnographica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, Tomus 19, pp. 169-177 (1970)'.
Hand (1907-86), an authority on American folklore, was Professor of Germanic Languages and Folklore at the University of California, Los Angeles. 9 pages (paginated as stated), octavo. In very good condition in light-blue printed card wraps. Minor spotting and discoloration. A 'survey, essentially, of the physical harm wrought by conjurers, [...] a discussion of sickness and disease, and other categories of physical impairment, and [...] a consideration of the nature of the magic employed, and the various circumstances and conditions under which it is carried out'.
Stourbridge Free Grammar School [Worcestershire; education in eighteenth-century England]
The receipts are of irregular size, the smallest being 2 inches by 6 inches, and the largest 10 inches by 7 inches. The collection in very good condition overall with only a few items affected by slight spotting, creasing, fraying and discoloration from age. Occasional interesting information on the working of the rural artisan in the itemisation of some of the receipts.