CATHOLICS

[ Oscar Wilde; Typescript ] The Stringed Lute. A Play Based on the life of OSCAR WILDE [Playwright's own copy]. WITH Typed Letter Signed P. Macqueen discussing play with W. MacQueen-Pope, theatre historian, revealing pseudonym

Author: 
John Furnell [pseud. Phyllis Macqueen], playwright [Oscar Wilde]
Publication details: 
n.d., (before published version, 1955); Typed Letter Signed dated 23 Jan. 1956.
£480.00

[170]pp., 4to, title label, brown wraps, stabbed, sl. wrinkled edges, sl. aged, typed ownership sticker back cover, John Furnell, 'Woodend', 24 Chessel Avenue, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Hants. Final page (additional , p.[170]) includes a list of Author's suggestions for settings. With a sprinkling of corrections and additions.Opposite p.38 (beginning of Act II set in the Foyer of the St James's Theatre, an illustration from a Max Beerbohm book (Some Persons of the Nineties), with names from Wilde to Mallarme, 10 names presumably in Furnell's hand.

[ Charles Butler, lawyer and writer ] Autograph Note in the third person about something he was publishing in The Pamphleteer.

Author: 
Charles Butler [ (1750–1832), Roman Catholic lawyer and miscellaneous writer ].
Publication details: 
Lincolns Inn, 9 April 1825.
£45.00

One page, 12mo, fold marks (folded to form envelope with address). Mr Butler has no objection to the Pamphleteer inserting the 2nd Edition (published to day), of his Letter to the Bishop of Chester. The Bishop had sent [published] a letter to Butler in vindication of the English Protestants

[ Penal Laws and Tests ] The Project for Repealing the Penal Laws and Tests. with the Honorable Means used to effect it. Being a Preface to a Treatise concerning the Penal Laws and Tests.

Author: 
[Henry Maurice (c. 1647–1691), Welsh clergyman ]
Publication details: 
[London : s.n., 1688]
£250.00

Four pages, 4to, bifolium, sl. crumpled and foxed, but text legible and complete, trimmed unevenly, small holes at joint, fair. Note: Attributed by Wing to Henry Maurice. In this edition sig. "A" is under the second "o" of "condescension" and there is a comma after "Undertakers" in third line of text. ESTC citation no.: R236866

[Pamphlet; Inscription] Letter to the Right Hon. Earl Grey, on Certain Charges advanced by his Lordship in his Speech at the late County Meeting in Northumberland, against the Clergy of the County of Durham.

Author: 
Rev. H. Phillpotts
Publication details: 
"Second Edition", Durham:Printed by Francis Humble and Co. for Hatchard, London; and Andrews, Durham.
£120.00

The first edition was anonymous. Disbound, pp.[i]-viii.[9]-44, good condition. Inscribed by Byron's friend, Henry Drury on title as follows: "Given me by my friend the author when he dined with me April 1821. | Henry Drury. Harrow".

[Printed pamphlet] Autobiography of Johannes Ronge.

Author: 
[Johannes Ronge, founder, New Catholics]
Autobiography of Johannes Ronge.
Publication details: 
No place or date given [Newcastle on Tyne, c.1860?]
£125.00
Autobiography of Johannes Ronge.

8pp., 8vo, unbound as issued, unopened, corner turned a little, edges a little grubby, mainly good condition, portrait of Ronge on front, text distilled from"some papers by G.S. Phillips, in the 'Truth-Seeker'." [with addition] The following paragraph may be added, from a correspondent to the 'Gateshead Observer', last week (Jan. 17). At the foot of the last page there is an advertisment for two lectures in the Temperance Hall, North Shields, giving title, dates of lectures and time. COPAC lists the electronic resource only. WorldCat lists copies at Newcastle, Glasgow and Princeton.

Autograph Letter Signed 'Wm Fermor' to unnamed male correspondent.

Author: 
William Fermor (c.1738-1806) of Tusmore, Oxfordshire
Publication details: 
3 February 1803; Tusmore.
£38.00

4to, 2 pp, 14 lines of text. On aged and creased paper, with traces of cream paper mount adhering at foot of reverse. Showing the grammatical indifference of the English eighteenth-century upper classes. '[...] nothing but indisposition shall prevent my attendance at the meeting you was to good as to inform me that is to take place on Monday next of all the Catholicks of great Britain'. He is 'ill with a violent Cold sore Throat and fever' and doubts whether he will be 'well enough to undertake the journey to Town so soon'.

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