BOOTH

[ Virginia Saffold Booth, American playwright. ] Autograph Card Signed ('Virginia S Booth') presenting her book 'Six Plays' to the English author Margaret Forster, on whose novel 'The Travels of Maudie Tipstaff' the first play is based. With the book

Author: 
Virginia Saffold Booth (1911-2005), American playwright [ Margaret Forster (1938-2016), English novelist and biographer ]
Publication details: 
Card dated 19 December 2000. Book by Vantage Press, New York, 2000.
£150.00

Both items in good condition, lightly aged, with the card loosely inserted in the book with a paper clip. ONE: Autograph Card Signed. A Christmas card, in which Booth writes: 'Dear Margaret Forster, So sorry I added more confusion to your busy day of welcoming the new baby and congratulations to all. | Virginia S Booth | P.S. Hope to meet you one day - | I like the edition in spite of some errors and hope you do to [sic] ! | V S'. TWO: Book titled 'Six Plays'. [8] + 327pp., 8vo.

[ Boxing Booth; printed ] Business card of Billy Wood, sometime Scoittish featherweight champion.

Author: 
Billy Woods, boxer [ boxing booth ]
Publication details: 
No date
£28.00

Business Card, 9 x 6cm, a little grubby. On one side, "The largest travelling Boxing Show | BILLY WOOD | International Boxing Academy | Clean British Sport| 7, Cuttings Avenue |Fulkwood| Sutton-in-Ashfield | Notts. " On the reverse, a faint representation of his elaborate travelling booth, with broad steps, images of boxers in action, and the words "Billy Wood | International Boxing Academy." over the entrance.Note: "Billy Wood was a fighter who ran a boxing booth, a fair ground attraction in which the operator would fight any willing opponent.

[ Edwardian Huddersfield auction catalogue] Sale of Library of Books. By instructions of the Executors of the late J. B. Robinson, Esq. J.P. Catalogue of the valuable Library of Books [...].

Author: 
[ J. B. Robinson, J.P., of Huddersfield [ Eddison, Taylor & Booth, Huddersfield auctioneers ]
Publication details: 
Eddison, Taylor & Booth, 6 High Street, Huddersfield. Auction on 15 March 1907. [ J. Broadbent & Co., Printers, High Street and Albion Street, Huddersfield. ]
£100.00

14 + 1 pp., 12mo. Stapled. In fair condition, aged and worn, with rusted staples and loss to last leaf (not affecting text). A few pencil notes to the margins. 170 lots. The titles listed on the cover give an indication of the nature of the library: 'Ruskin's Modern Painters, 5 vols. | "Punch," 113 vols. | Encyclopaedia Britannica, 22 vols. | Blackie's Imperial Dictionary, 4 vols. | Royal Academy Pictures, 1891-1894. | Hogarth's Works, large folio. | Berwick's History of British Birds. | Whitaker & Thoresby's History of Leeds. | Gent's History of Ripon, 1733. | Notes and Queries, 60 vols.

[Early Victorian railways.] Seven items on the topic, including six Autograph Letters Signed by William Green, John Gregson, Jonathan Binns, Oswald Gilkes, Augustus Maitland, William Shuttleworth, to John Diston Powles, Sir Joseph Fowler and others.

Author: 
Victorian railways: William Green, John Gregson, Jonathan Binns, Oswald Gilkes, Augustus Maitland, William Shuttleworth [Robert Stephenson; John Diston Powles, Sir Joseph Fowler]
Publication details: 
The six letters from London, Liverpool, Ulverston, Durham, Darlington, Edinburgh; written between 1824 and 1859; the transcription undated, but after 1821.
£750.00

Seven items, all in good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Housed in an elegant and sturdy custom-built brown buckram folder, with thick boards, flaps and red leather label, with 'Letters on Railways' stamped in gilt on the spine. The first item is a transcription of a set of accounts by Edward Pease, and the other six items are letters, whose authors are: William Green, John Gregson, Jonathan Binns, Oswald Gilkes, Augustus Maitland, William Shuttleworth.

Autograph Letter Signed from the American cook Juliet Corson to 'Miss Booth' [Mary Louise Booth, editor of Harper's Bazaar], discussing the arrangements for the writing of a book ['Every-Day Cookery, Table Talk, and Hints for the Laundry', 1884].

Author: 
Juliet Corson (1841-1897), American writer of cookery books, Superintendent of the New York Cooking School (founded by her in 1874) [Mary Louise Booth (1831-1889), first editor of Harper's Bazaar]
Publication details: 
Continental Hotel, New York; 6 September 1883.
£280.00

2pp., 12mo. Good, on aged paper, neatly placed in a thin windowpane mount. After acknowledging receipt of $90, Corson announces that the previous week she 'had a letter from the House accepting my book.' She has received no answer to her letter asking for 'some information', and asks Booth to 'be my mediator again'.

Handbill entitled 'The Recruiting Officer's Speech.'

Author: 
The Recruiting Officer' [evangelical Christianity; handbills; Salvation Army; George Brimmer, London printer; G. and I. Offer, booksellers; ephemera]
Publication details: 
[c. 1818] London: Printed by G. Brimmer, 15, Water-lane, Fleet-street; and sold by G. and I. Offer, Postern Row, Tower Hill, and J. Higham, 6, Chiswell Street.
£150.00

On one side of a piece of unwatermarked wove paper, 32 x 25 cm. Good, on lightly aged and creased paper. Attractively produced within a decorative border, with the title in gothic script and the text beginning in a single column before splitting into two. Printer's and publishers' details at foot, with advertisement of five works published between 1815 and 1817.

Autograph Note Signed ('J. M. Weston') to James Rees, with the latter's docketing addressed to 'F Powell'.

Author: 
J. M. Weston, 'comedian', playwright and stage manager of the Charles Street Theatre, Baltimore [James Rees; F. Powell]
Publication details: 
[6 April 1847]; place not stated.
£23.00

One page. On piece of paper roughly seven inches by three and a half wide. Bottom part of letter cut away. Reads 'Dr Sir | In compiance with your wish | I subscribe myself | truly yours | [signed] J. M. Weston | To/ | Jas. Reese Esq'. Docketed by Rees 'The above autograph is that of my friend J M Weston, Stage Manager of the St Charles Theatre - he is the Author of Several popular pieces, among which is the beautiful drama of Lucretia Borgia'. Dated in another hand on reverse. Not much appears to be known about Weston, whose translation of Victor Hugo's play was first published in 1850.

Autograph Letter Signed, Autograph Note, and newspaper article.

Author: 
GEORGE BOOTH HEMING [Goldsmiths' Company; Daily Graphic]
Publication details: 
The note 10 January 1918 and the letter 14 January 1918; both on letterheads of Heming & Co., 28 Conduit St.
£28.00

Mayor of Westminster (1858-1938), and prominent member of the Goldsmiths' Company, for whom he established an annual competition for craftsmen and schools in London. All items very good. Both manuscript items bearing the Society's stamp and the note also docketed. THE LETTER (one page, 12mo): 'I shall certainly try to be at the meeting on Feby 27th & will speak if opportunity arises - also will call upon you someday either this or next week.' Signed 'G. Booth Heming'. THE NOTE (one page, 12mo): 'With G.

Autograph Letter Signed to Cardinal [Herbert] Vaughan.

Author: 
Charles Booth
Publication details: 
25 January 1899; on letterhead 24, Cumberland Place, W.
£75.00

Shipowner (1840-1916), philanthropist and writer on social affairs. The recipient Herbert Vaughan (1832-1903) was the third Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster. Two pages, 12mo. Good, but with recto of leaf slightly smudged. Reads 'Dear Cardinal Vaughan | If half past nine is not too early I could come on Friday at that hour. I am afraid I cannot make it any later in the morning as I have to reach the City before 10.30. I could come on Friday Evening between 5 & 6 if that hour should suit you better'. Signed 'Charles Booth'.

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