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[Private Press; Manuscript] Francis James Publishing Co. | Purchases Book, "Dissection Book", Sales Book, and a notebook with Purchases and Receipts..

Author: 
F. J. Newbery [Francis James Newbery (b.1881)], sometime with the Golden Cockerel Press and director and manager of the Chiswick Press, here Publisher as "Francis James Publishoing Co.
Publication details: 
[Purchases Book] 1944-1948; [Dissection Book] Dec. 31, 1943- Dec. 1947; Sales Book AND Notebook Feb.1944-Dec.1948;
£650.00

All in Francis James Newbery's hand. Four volumes, sm. folio (3), 8vo (Notebook), good condition. [Purchases Book] c.32pp. used; [Dissection Book] c.14pp. used; Sales Book. 18pp. used; Notebook, 16pp total - Payments 10pp, Receipts, 6pp.A. PURCHASES BOOK: Sources of various items (usually multiple) with costs include: George Bell & Sons (permit to use illustration); Craske, Vaus & Crampton (Fine line blocks); Chiswick Press (colour printing etc; many references); National News Letter (cartridge paper); Novello & Co. (Binding - 3017 copies of 'Easter Eggs'); H.H.

[Inscribed by Berthold Wolpe; From Evelyn Philip Shirley's Ettington Manuscript Library.] Contemporary calligraphic copy, in ornate binding, of the 1655 Plantin 'Series Chronologica Imperatorum Romanorum, a C. Iulio Caesare ad Ferdinandum III. Avg.'

Author: 
[ Christophe Plantin; Berthold Wolpe; Evelyn Phillip Shirley (1812-1882); Ettington Manuscript Library; William Staunton of Longbridge, Warwickshire ]
Publication details: 
Undated manuscript of work from 'Officina Plantiniana excudebat M.DC.LV. [ 1655 ]'
£320.00

The text of the printed volume is neatly and skilfully copied over 61pp., 4to., and ruled in red. Interspersed with a number of pages carrying only the red ruling. Internally good and tight, in worn brown morocco binding with front hinge nearly detached, with heavily-worn spine with no label and singeing at head and foot. Gilt dentelles, both internal and external, and the following stamped within decorative border at centre of both covers: 'SERIES CHRONOLOGICA | IMPERATORUM | ROMANORUM | 1655'.

[ Printed volume. ] Recollections of a Literary Life; and Selections from my Favourite Poets and Prose Writers. By Mary Russell Mitford, Author of "Our Village," "Belford Regis," etc.

Author: 
Mary Russell Mitford, Author of "Our Village," "Belford Regis," etc. [ Jane Porter; James Maclehose, Glasgow bookseller; Edmonds & Remnants, binders; Richard Clay, London printer ]
Publication details: 
New Edition. London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street. Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty. 1859. [ R. Clay, printer, Bread Street Hill, London. ]
£60.00

xii + 516pp., 16mo. Frontispiece portrait of author. In red cloth binding with embossed patterning and gilt spine. Internally in good condition, in heavily-worn binding with split hinges. Ownership inscription on front free endpaper of 'The Misses Porter', presumably Mitford's friend Jane Porter and her sisters (an example of Jane Porter's handwriting being loosely inserted in the volume). Ticket on front pastedown of 'JAMES MACLEHOSE | Bookseller & Stationer | 61 St. Vincent St. | GLASGOW'. Ticket on rear pastedown of 'EDMONDS & REMNANTS, BINDERS.'

[ Charles Dickens as 'Boz'. ] Volume, in fine binding by Root and Son, collecting contributions by Dickens to 'Bentley's Miscellany', including the 'Extraordinary Gazette'.

Author: 
Charles Dickens as 'Boz' [ Bentley's Miscellany; Richard Bentley, London publisher; Root and Son, London bookbinders; George Cruikshank ]
Publication details: 
Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street; Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh; and John Cumming, Dublin. 1837 and 1838.
£500.00

The various extracts are 'BOUND BY ROOT & SON', a beautiful binding in crushed brown morocco, with gold tooling to covers and spine, dentelles, and marbled endpapers. Spine in six compartments, with 'BENTLEY'S MISCELLANY | C. DICKENS | 1837'. In very good condition, in like binding, with small nicks at head and tail of cover. The contents comprises: ONE: Front wrap of no. 1, 2 January 1837. TWO: 'Extraordinary Gazette. | Speech of His Mightiness on opening the Second Number of Bentley's Miscellany, edited by “Boz.”' 4pp. THREE: Title-leaf of vol. 1, 1837. FOUR: 'Public Life of Mr.

[ Bradley & Son, Ltd., Reading printers ('The Crown Press'). ] Eight printed items (Wayzgoose and dinner invitations, illustrated publicity brochure, articles of association) and sixteen photographs illustrating the various departments of the works.

Author: 
Bradley & Son, Ltd., Reading printers ('The Crown Press'), founded in 1860 [ Robert W. Bradley, director ]
Publication details: 
Bradley & Son, Ltd., The Crown Press, Reading. 1910 to 1937.
£160.00

24 items, 21 of which are in good condition, lightly aged and worn, but with two of the photographs curling at head, and a magazine (described below) dog-eared and creased. Of the printed items, the first seven are produced in elegant style by the firm itself, and comprise: 'Memorandum and Articles of Association of Bradley & Son, Limited.

[ Maggs Brothers, London booksellers. ] Typed Letter with cyclostyled signature 'Maggs Bros.', to Messrs. R. Riviere & Son of Regent Street, giving instructions for the binding of a plate.

Author: 
Maggs Brothers, London booksellers [ Messrs. R. Riviere & Son of Regent Street, bookbinders ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of Maggs Brothers, 109 Strand, London WC. 2 February 1918.
£35.00

1p., 4to. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper. The letterhead styles the firm: 'Maggs Bros., | Rare Books, Prints & Autographs. | Catalogues issued. | Publishers, Exporters & Shippers.' gives thhe address of the firm's warehouse, telegraphic and cable address, 'Code in Use', and telephone number. With reference to an order, the firm is sending 'a large plate of the "Mistaken Marriage" and another of "The Whiskers" of these latter kindly use the larger of the two but do not inlay'.

[Hendrik Fagel, Greffier of Holland, to the London bookbinder James Hering.] Autograph Letter from Fagel, giving instructions to Hering regarding the binding of books on Kaspar Hauser and Eugene Arram, and asking about Hauser's activities in England.

Author: 
Hendrik Fagel (1765-1838), Greffier of Holland, Dutch politician whose library was bought by Trinity College, Dublin [James Hering (d.1836), German-born London bookbinder; Kaspar Hauser; Eugene Arram]
Publication details: 
Hague [Netherlands]. 20 February 1833.
£220.00

1p., 8vo. On bifolium. Nineteen lines of text. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. A formal unsigned letter in the third person. Docketed on reverse, presumably by Hering: 'Fagel | Feb 20th/33'. The letter begins: 'I beg Mr.

[Presentation copy, in leather binding by A. Thom & Co., Dublin.] Étude sur William Dunbar par Cécile Steinberger.

Author: 
Cécile Steinberger [William Dunbar, Scottish poet; A. Thom & Co., Dublin bookbinders]
Publication details: 
Dublin: Imprimérie de l'Université. Ponsonby & Gibbs, 1908.
£200.00

[2] + 187pp., 8vo. With errata slip. In fair condition internally, on aged and lightly-spotted paper, in a somewhat worn and aged decorative green leather binding, with subtle floral design in gilt on cover, dentelles, all edges gilt, and green decorative endpapers. Stamp of 'A. THOM & CO. LTD. | BINDERS' on rear free endpaper. The book is inscribed at the head of the title page: 'With kindest regards from | Cécile Steinberger'. Uncommon: no copy in the British Library, and only three copies on COPAC.

[Dickens first edition, in original binding.] Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi. Edited by "Boz." With illustrations by George Cruikshank. In two volumes.

Author: 
"Boz" [Charles Dickens], ed.; Joseph Grimaldi; Richard Bentley
Publication details: 
London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street. 1838. [London: Printed by Samuel Bentley, Dorset Street, Fleet Street.]
£500.00

2 vols: xix + [1] + 288; ix + 263. With frontispieces to both volumes (both with tissue guards) and the eleven other plates called for. First edition, first issue, with the plate facing p.238 of vol.2 in its first state (without the 'grotesque' border), and the 36-page undated publisher's catalogue bound-in at the end of vol.2. In primary binding of pink cloth with floral pattern, and the gilt titles on the spine held up by an image of a clown.

[Author's corrected copy of nine printed reports to the British Parliament] The only complete copy of the 9 reports printed in 8vo, reports by Sir Henry Barron Her Majesty's Secretary of Legation, on the Manufactures, Commerce, &c., of Belgium.

Author: 
Sir Henry Barron [Sir Henry Page Turner Barron] (1824-1900) of Belleview, British diplomat, Secretary of Legation at Brussels, 1871-1883 [Belgium]
Sir Henry Barron [Sir Henry Page Turner Barron] (1824-1900) , diplomat
Publication details: 
[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.
£400.00
Sir Henry Barron [Sir Henry Page Turner Barron] (1824-1900) , diplomat

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.

[Unique copy; fine binding] A History of Golf in Britain

Author: 
Bernard Darwin, Henry Longhurst, and others
The History of Golf
Publication details: 
Cassell & Co. Ltd, 1952
£460.00
The History of Golf

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.

Autograph Signature, in form of monogram, on part of letter.

Author: 
Sarah Prideaux [Sarah Treverbian Prideaux] (1853-1933), British bookbinder
Publication details: 
Date and place not stated.
£28.00

On a piece of grey paper, 5 x 9.5 cm, cut away from a letter. Good. Thin strip of white mount adhering to right-hand edge. The signature is in the form of a monogram, with Prideaux's initials S and T combined to make a stylized shape with long diagonal stroke, which cuts through the final 'P.' The letter's valediction reads '<...> all my divans. | Yrs. | [signature]'. Lengthwise to the right of the signature, the slip is docketed 'Miss Sarah Prideaux | celebrated as a Lady Bookbinder whose Work has taken prizes at all the great exhibitions'.

Three items (a printed announcement, invoice and receipt) relating to Johnstone & Hunter's edition of Dr John Owen's 'Works'.

Author: 
John Johnstone & Robert Hunter [Johnstone & Hunter], printers, binders and publishers, 15 Princes Street and 104 High Street, Edinburgh [James Alsop of Leek, Stafford]
Publication details: 
June and July 1855;
£100.00

All three items in good condition, a little grubby and lightly creased. Three pieces of nineteenth-century Scottish book trade ephemera. Item One (12mo, 1 p, nine lines of text): printed announcement that the 'concluding Volumes of our Edition of OWEN'S WORKS [...] will not be sent to Subscribers in arrear'. On the recto of the first leaf of a bifolium, with the verso of the blank second leaf docketed by Alsop. Item Two (12mo, 1 p, on grey-paper printed form): invoice, 'To JOHNSTONE & HUNTER, 15 PRINCES STREET.', dated June 1855. The subscription of 'J. Allsop Esqr.

Receipt, signed 'B Nichols, 25 Parliament Street', for a guinea subscription to Forby's 'Vocabulary'. Countersigned by Fletcher.

Author: 
John Bowyer Nichols and Son, Printers and Booksellers; John Kitson; Simon Wilkin, Norwich bookseller; Josiah Fletcher, Norwich bookbinder [The Gentleman's Magazine]
Publication details: 
11 December 1829. On printed company letterhead.
£25.00

On one side of a piece of wove paper roughly 10.5 x 17.5 cm. Good. Printed in top left-hand corner: 'To J. B. Nichols and Son. Printers and Booksellers. 25, Parliament Street, Westminster. ***Office, 10, King Street, Westminster.' Asks that the 'Subscription to Forby's Vocabulary 1 1 0' be paid to him or to 'Mr Wilkin, Bookseller, herewith'. Countsigned crosswise 'Received for S. Wilkin | [signed] Josiah Fletcher | Jan 25/30'. Docketed on reverse. BBTI has Wilkin as a bookseller in Norwich from before 1821 to 1830; and Fletcher as a binder and printer there from around 1820 to 1835.

The Splendid Library of the Late Edwin B. Holden, at one time President of the Grolier Club, New York City. To be sold at unrestricted public sale by order of Mrs. Holden.

Author: 
Edwin Babcock Holden (1861-1906) [AUCTION CATALOGUE; THOMAS E. KIRBY, AUCTIONEER; GROLIER CLUB]
Publication details: 
28, 29 and 30 April, and 1 May 1920; At the American Art Galleries [Lent & Graff Co, New York].
£150.00

Quarto. Unpaginated (circa 240 pages?). 1789 lots. Numerous plates. Good, in worn contemporary olive cloth binding, with black label. Front wrap, printed in black and red, bound in at rear. Most lots priced in manuscript. Many fine bindings, privately printed, association and Kelmscott Press items. Preceded by four-page Prefatory Note giving a resume of the collection.

Autograph Letter Signed, [Naylor?] to T.F.D. [Thomas Francis Dillon] Croker, with another item.

Author: 
[ Charles Dickens ] [J. Naylor?], autograph dealer.
Publication details: 
4 Millman St, Bedford Row, 15 July 1876.
£800.00

Two pages, 8vo, sl. stained but mainly good. "I have just purchased a curious and unique lot of Dickens consisting of 3 short a.l.s.s to his binder concerning some false book-backs that he wanted to fill up some spaces in his room. Along with these is a list containing several that are witty and characteristic. He seems from one of the notes to have been much pleased with the way in which they were done. / Should you like to see thembefore I catalogue, I shall be glad to exhibit. [subscription; postscript overleaf] P.S.

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