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[ Central Committee of the Polish United Workers Party, Unity Congress. ] Duplicated Typescript, in English, titled 'Ideological Foundations of the United Party. | Rapport [sic] of Comrade Boleslaw Bierut at the United Congress.'

Author: 
Central Committee of the Polish United Workers Party, Unity Congress, Warsaw, 1949 [ Jimmy Shields (1900-1949), Communist Party of Great Britain ]
Publication details: 
Bulletin of the International Affairs Department, Central Committee of the Polish United Workers Party, Unity Congress, Warsaw, January 1949.
£200.00

56pp., 4to. Stapled in brown printed wraps, giving details and date of the Unity Congress, and with a pencil note that the copy is one of twenty-nine. In fair condition, on lightly aged and worn paper. The first paragraph must have whipped delegates into a frenzy of anticipation: 'Comrades, | The Unification Congress is a great and happy event in the life of every working man in this country. For a long time the Polish working class has been waiting for this happy and great moment. The broad peasant masses and the working intelligentsia take great interest in this Congress.

[ Printed volume. ] Arnold Bennett (1867-1931), A Bibliography by Norman Emery, A.L.A. Chief Bibliographer.

Author: 
Norman Emery, A.L.A., Chief Bibliographer, Central Library, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent [ Arnold Bennett ]
Publication details: 
[ City Librarian's Office, Central Library, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. ] Horace Barks Reference Library, Bibliographical Series No.3. 1967.
£100.00

iii + 66pp., 4to. Duplicated typescript in printed card covers, with green tape spine. Internally in fair condition, slightly dogeared, in worn covers. Stamps of the London Borough of Southwark Reference Library. As Emery explains in the preface, the first bibliography of Bennett's works, produced to coincide with the centenary of his birth. Divided into 25 sections including 'Film Scenarios', 'Operas', 'Poems' and 'Bookseller's Catalogues', and ending with its own bibliography. An uncommon item.

[ Sir Albert Spicer, Liberal Party politician. ] Typed Letter Signed ('Albert Spicer') to A. D. Snow, responding to congratulations on his receiving his baronetcy.

Author: 
Sir Albert Spicer (1847-1934), industrialist and Liberal Party politician, successively Member of Parliament for Monmouth Boroughs and Hackney Central
Publication details: 
On letterhead of 10 Lancaster Gate, W. [ London ] 9 July 1906.
£35.00

1p., 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged. He thanks him for his congratulations on 'the honour His Majesty has conferred upon me', adding 'The kind and generous way in which the announcement has been received by our friends has been most gratifying to my Wife and myself.'

[ The Camden Town Murder, 1907. ] Printed Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey) press card, signed by sheriff Charles Cheers Wakefield, and annotated by representative of the Pall Mall Gazette.

Author: 
Charles Cheers Wakefield (1859-1941), 1st Viscount [ The Camden Town Murder, 1907; Emily Dimmock; Robert Wood; the Central Criminal Court [ Old Bailey ]; Edward Marshall Hall; Walter Sicket ]
Publication details: 
The Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey), London. Stamped first day of trial, 12 December 1907.
£120.00

On one side of a 10 x 12.5 cm piece of card. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. Signed 'C C Wakefield' and granting admission to 'the representative of the [ Pall Mall ]', the trial beginning on 12 December 1907. Annotated around Wakefield's signature: 'For the trial of Robert Wood for the murder of Emily Dimmock, of St Paul's Road, Camden Town | Judge - W Justice Grantham | Leading Conuncil - Sir Charles Mathews for the prosecution; Mr Marshall Halll for the defence. | Verdict - Not guilty.'

[Claus Moser, Baron Moser, statistician.] Autograph Signature on his Central Statistical Office compliments slip.

Author: 
Claus Moser [Claus Adolf Moser, Baron Moser; Lord Moser] (b.1922), German-born British statistician and Director of the Central Statistical Office, London]
Publication details: 
Central Statistical Office, Great George Street, London. Undated.
£30.00

On 8.5 x 11 cm grey compliments slip printed in blue of 'Professor Sir Claus Moser, K.C.B., C.B.E., F.B.A. | Director'. In very good condition. The autograph, in red ink, reads: 'Best Regards | CM'.

[Printed syllabus for the Council for Education in World Citizenship (An Organisation of the United Nations Organisation).] Christmas Holiday Lectures and Discussions for To-morrow's Citizens at The Central Hall, Westminster, S.W.1 "Europe 1953".

Author: 
[The Council for Education in World Citizenship (An Organisation of the United Nations Organisation)]
Publication details: 
Council for Education in World Citizenship (An Organisation of the United Nations Organisation) 25 Charles Street, London, W.1. [Printed by Tapp & Toothill Ltd., Leeds, London and Johannesburg.1952.]
£40.00

On both sides of a 22 x 42 cm leaf, folding into six 22 x 14 cm pages. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. In small print. A few replacement speakers noted in manuscript. Details of the lectures for this four-day conference cover a page, with speakers including Anthony Eden (replaced by 'Mr Nutting'), Herbert Agar and Gunnar Myrdal (replaced by 'Mr Kenneth Yonge'). The rest of the pamphlet carries background notes, beginning: '"Europe 1953", the theme of our conference, is a challenging and topical subject. The face of Europe, as much as Africa and Asia, is changing.

[Printed report in 'The Social Survey'.] Children Out of School. An inquiry into the leisure interests and activities of children out of school hours carried out for the Central Advisory Council for Education (England) in November-December 1947.

Author: 
Joy C. Ward [The Social Survey, Central Office of Information, London; Central Advisory Council for Education (England)]
Publication details: 
N.S.110. Central Office of Information [London]. ('Crown Copyright Reserved'.) June 1948.
£120.00

76pp., foolscap 8vo. Includes one fold-out leaf. Internally in good condition, on aged paper. In worn and chipped orange card wraps. With shelfmarks, stamp and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Divided into the main headings: The Problem of Children's Play; How Much Spare Time?; Clubs and Organisations; Games and Sports; The Cinema and the Radio; Reading and Other Hobbies; What Do Children Like Doing Best? A smaller (and earlier?) version of a 90-page item published with the same title and date, but with the author's name given as 'Joyce Ward'.

[Printed report in 'The Social Survey'.] Children Out of School. An inquiry into the leisure interests and activities of children out of school hours carried out for the Central Advisory Council for Education (England) in November-December 1947.

Author: 
Joyce Ward [The Social Survey, Central Office of Information, London; Central Advisory Council for Education (England)]
Publication details: 
New Series110. Central Office of Information [London]. ('Crown Copyright Reserved'.) June 1948.
£120.00

90pp., foolscap 8vo. Includes extra leaf stapled in to make a fold-out. Internally in good condition, on aged paper. Author's 'Introduction' printed on inside front cover. In worn and chipped orange card wraps with damaged spine. With shelfmarks, stamp and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Divided into the main headings: The Problem of Children's Play; How Much Spare Time?; Clubs and Organisations; Games and Sports; The Cinema and the Radio; Reading and Other Hobbies; What Do Children Like Doing Best?

[Printed pamphlet.] Association of Technical Institutions. Paper read at the Annual General Meeting Friday, 26th February, and Saturday, 27th February, 1937 on "Salesmanship".

Author: 
F. Hickinbotham, J.P. (Birmingham Central Technical College and the City of Birmingham Commercial College)
Publication details: 
[Echo Press, Ltd., Loughborough.] [1937.]
£75.00

6pp., 12mo. In green printed wraps. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper, with shelfmarks, stamps and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Printed voting slip (1p., 12mo, creased) of the 'Association of Technical Institutions. Election of Council, 1937.' loosely inserted. Scarce: no copy in the British Library or on OCLC WorldCat, and only two copies on COPAC.

[Printed pamphlet with illustrations.] George Williams College, London Central, Young Men's Christian Association, Tottenham Court Road, W.1. [...] Prospectus of Day Training Courses in the High School of Commerce.

Author: 
[George Williams College, London Central, Young Men's Christian Association, Tottenham Court Road, W.1; YMCA]
Publication details: 
[George Williams College, London Central, Young Men's Christian Association, Tottenham Court Road, W.1.] Session1919-20. [1920.]
£60.00

8pp., 12mo. In blue-grey printed wraps. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Stamp, shelfmarks and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Engraved illustration of the college on front cover, and full-page photographs of 'The Vestibule' and 'General Lecture Room' within. Scarce: no copy on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat.

[Printed 'Memorandum No. 90' by the Central Bureau of Hospital Information, London.] The Work of a Hospital Almoner.

Author: 
[Central Bureau of Hospital Information, London.]
Publication details: 
Printed in Great Britain by Richard Clay & Sons, Limited, Bungay, Suffolk. 'Published January, 1935. Revised March, 1936. [Revised] February, 1938.'
£60.00

4pp., 4to. Bifolium. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper. Stamp, shelfmark and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Scarce: no copy on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat.

[Printed address.] What do Co-operators want from the State in the Matter of Education? Delivered at the Educational Conference, held at Scarborough, in connection with the 53rd Annual Co-operative Congress on Satureday, May 14th, 1921.

Author: 
J. T. Davis, Central Education Committee, Co-operative Union Limited
Publication details: 
Printed by the Co-operative Printing Society Limited, 118 Corporation Street, Manchester; and published by7 the Co-operative Union Limited, Holyoake House, Hanover Street, Manchester. 1921.
£75.00

11pp., 8vo. Stapled. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper, with slight rust to staples, with stamp, shelfmarks and label of the Board of Education Library. Scarce: no copy in the British Library or on COPAC.

[Offprint from the Derbyshire Advertiser.] The Bemrose Library of Derbyshire Books. | Important Letter from Lord Curzon. | The Scheme adopted.

Author: 
Sir Henry Howe Bemrose (1827-1911), printer and Conservative politician [The Bemrose Library of Derbyshire Books; Derby Public Library; George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston]
Publication details: 
'Reprinted from the Derbyshire Advertiser, October 3rd, 1913.'
£95.00

4pp., 8vo. Bifolium. Good, on aged paper. Printed in small type. Curzon's letter, dated from Kedleston, 30 September 1913, is a long report, covering the first two pages of the document, describing his efforts to 'remove from the town and country the great reproach of losing a library devoted to Derbyshire persons and subjects' by securing it for the Borough of Derby. The third page of the document carries 'an appeal made by Lord Curzon of Kedleston to residents in the County and Borough of Derby', headed 'Lord Curzon and the Derby Free Library.

Long unsigned manuscript letter, with two coloured illustrations, from an Englishman to his niece, describing sitting in wait to shoot a tiger from a machan (hunting platform) in North Kandesh, India.

Author: 
[Tiger hunting in India, 1928; Henry Staveley Lawrence (1870-1949), Acting Governor of Bombay 1926-28; William Augustus Henry Miller (d.1927), Divisional Forest Officer, West Khandesh, Central Circle]
Publication details: 
Poona, India. 11 February 1928.
£160.00

5pp., 8vo, including one full-page sketch and one half-page one. Good, on five leaves of lightly-aged and worn paper. Neatly and closely written. Addressed to 'My dearest one and only Niece'. Complete in itself, but possibly only the first five pages of a longer letter. The author is a British colonial administrator in Kandesh (Acting Governor of Bombay H. S. Lawrence?), and from the tone of his letter his niece (in England?) is still a young girl.

Press Pass, signed by Leslie Boyd, Clerk of the Central Criminal Court, to the Old Bailey trial of the Soviet spy John Vassall.

Author: 
Leslie Boyd (1914-1998), Clerk of the Central Criminal Court, London [John Vassall [William John Christopher Vassall] (1924-1996), British Admiralty clerk who spied for the Soviet Union]
Publication details: 
Central Criminal Court, London. Undated [October 1962].
£56.00

Crisply printed on one side of a piece of 9 x 14 cm card, with Boyd's signature in blue ink, and Vassall's name typed. In very good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Headed in gothic letters 'Central Criminal Court', with the rest reading: 'PRESS PASS | The holder is authorised, as a Press Representative, to obtain admission to the Court during the trial of [typed: 'WILLIAM JOHN CHRISTOPHER VASSALL'] | This pass does NOT entitle the holder to a seat.

Typed Testimonial Signed ('Fred Burridge') from F. V. Burridge [Frederick Vango Burridge], Principal, London County Council Central School of Arts and Crafts, for the artist and educator H. Clarence Whaite.

Author: 
F. V. Burridge [Frederick Vango Burridge] (1869-1945), Principal, London County Council Central School of Arts and Crafts [H. Clarence Whaite (1895-1978), Head of Art Department, London Institute]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the London County Council Central School of Arts and Crafts, Southampton Row, WC1. 28 June 1926.
£32.00

Whaite was first cousin twice removed of his more famous namesake. He was himself an excellent artist and teacher, and there is a large collection of his work at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester. 1p., 4to. In fair condition, on aged and dusty paper. 'Mr. H. C. Whaite, after attending at the Slade School, joined this School as an evening student in September 1925, since which time he has studied Pottery, Design and Decoration.

Autograph 'Register of Cases' by Dorothy J. Johnson, midwife, in 'Central Midwives Board' register, giving details of 250 births in the Stoke-on-Trent area between 1951 and 1953.

Author: 
Dorothy J. Johnson, Certified Midwife, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire [England: Central Midwives Board; midwifry]
Publication details: 
Register by 'Messrs. Spottiswoode, Ballantyne & Co. Ltd., 1 New Street Square, London, E.C.4.' The births in Stoke-on-Trent occuring between 25 February 1951 to 13 February 1953.
£350.00

The register proper consists of 50pp., foolscap 8vo, with ten births described over each of the 25 openings (total 250). It is preceded by a page carrying Johnson's details (her address is given as 9 Ashlands Crescent, Harpfield, Stoke-on-Trent, and her certificate number is 106889), facing the reverse of the front wrap, which carries a notice headed 'On no account must this Register be destroyed. It may be of importance for the defence of the Midwife herself.' In buff wraps, with 'Central Midwives Board. | Register of Cases' and the printing details on the front.

Eleven issues of 'O.B.C. (Old Boys' Corps) Magazine'. With sheet music of the 'Double-Double Cold Platoon. A Dolorous Dittie' , written by 'Blank File', composed by 'Left Incline'. Also two loose plans of 'Wembley Camp' and north and south district.

Publication details: 
'Printed and Published (for the Old Boys' Corps) by JOHN PROCTOR, at 33, 34, & 35, Fish Street Hill in the City of London.' Between 1914 and 1916.
£450.00

The eleven issues are: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 15. Each issue is 32pp., small 4to, with a further 4pp. of plates on two leaves, and numerous illustrations in text. The last six issues, from no.7 (June 1915) to no. 15 (June to October 1916) are in fair condition, in their original worn printed wraps; the first five are in poorer condition, with issues 1 and 2 lacking wraps and with stained outer pages, and issue 3 with the covers loose and separated from one another; in addition, issue 2 has a jagged closed tear to the first leaf.

Autograph Letter Signed ('John S. Hart') from the American author and educator John Seely Hart, Principal of the Central High School, Philadelphia, to 'G. Harry Davis', accepting his election as an honorary member of the Irving Literary Institute.

Author: 
John Seely Hart (1810-1877), American author and educator, Professor of Languages at Princeton, Principal of Central High School, Philadelphia [G. Henry Davis, Secretary, Irving Literary Institute]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the Central High School, Philadelphia; 15 May 1856.
£60.00

1p., 12mo. Fair, on aged paper. The letterhead features a steel engraving of the monolithic Central High School. Hart has received Davis' letter informing him that he has been 'elected an Honorary Member of the "Irving Literary Institute".' He asks Davis to 'communicate to the members of the Institute my thanks for the honor conferred, & say that I accept it with sincere pleasure.' Hart writes 'Mr. G. Harry Davis, | Secretary &c -', but the middle name is given as 'Henry' in printed texts.

[Printed pamphlet, limited to 200 copies.] Memorial Exhibition of Works by Norman Douglas (8th December 1868-9th February 1952).

Author: 
Alan Anderson; Cecil Woolf; Moray McLaren [Norman Douglas]
Memorial Exhibition of Works by Norman Douglas
Publication details: 
'On display during July 1952 at Edinburgh Central Library | George IV Bridge | Edinburgh'. [Printed by McLagan & Cumming, Edinburgh.]
£125.00
Memorial Exhibition of Works by Norman Douglas

'This Bibliographical Catalogue, compiled by Cecil Woolf and Alan Anderson, is limited to two hundred copies.' 8vo, 9 pp. In original green printed wraps. Good, on lightly-aged paper, with single manuscript correction in green ink. Full-page introduction on Douglas by Moray McLaren. Scarce: the only copies on COPAC at Oxford, the British Library, and the National Library of Scotland.

Typed copy, with annotations, of depositions in the case Rex v. Mir Anwaruddin, heard at the Central Criminal Court, 1918, following a libel action against Horatio Bottomley. For 'Director of Public Prosecutions [Sir Charles Willie Mathews]'.

Author: 
[Mir Anwaruddin (b. 1888); Sir Charles Willie Mathews (1850-1920), Director of Public Prosecutions; Horatio Bottomley (1860-1933), proprietor and editor of the magazine John Bull, and fraudster]
Publication details: 
Headed 'Central Criminal Court, 25th June, 1918.' [The trial took place on 2 July 1918.]
£450.00

Folio, [i] + 49 pp. Text clear and complete. A mimeographed typescript, with text and manuscript annotations. Clear and complete, on aged and creased paper. Typed in bottom right-hand corner of covering title: 'Director of Public Prosecutions.' Anwarudding was called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1913, and between that year and 1918 his marital difficulties caused him to appear before thirteen different High Court Judges in eight different courts.

[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.

Handbill headed 'UNIONIST SONGS. FOR POLITICAL MEETINGS. To be sung to Popular Airs. WORDS BY "VAN." '

Author: 
Van' [Ulster Unionism; Unionist; Conservative Party]
Publication details: 
March 1892; Published by the Conservative Publication Department, St. Stephen's Chambers, Westminster, S.". [Printed by the "Birmingham Daily Gazette" Co., Limited.]
£100.00

12mo (leaf dimensions 22 x 14.5 cm), 4 pp. Bifolium. Text clear and complete. On lightly-worn and aged paper. Excessively scarce: no copy in the British Library, on COPAC, or on WorldCat. Five songs: 'The Union Jack. Air "Nancy Lee." ', 'The Shamrock, Thistle, & Rose. Air "The British Grenadiers." ', 'The Unionists' song. Air "The Mermaid." ', 'Here's To Our Cause. Air "Drink, Puppy, Drink." ' and 'Loud Roars The Gladstone Thunder. Air "Bay Of Biscay." '

Two Manuscript Diaries, covering the years 1916 and 1917.

Author: 
Geoffrey Clifford Tyndale [Divorce Law; Legal History; Reading Lists; The Times of London]
Publication details: 
1 January 1916 to 3 January 1918.
£450.00

Two 8vo diaries, by Charles Letts, the first 'improved' and the second 'self-opening'. Both in heavily worn covers, lacking spines, but internally clean, on aged paper, and with the text entirely legible. Both diaries end with a brief set of accounts. The diaries are filled with details of the life of a young English lawyer in London during the Great War, including references to the many legal cases in which he was involved.

One Signed Letter, in the hand of a secretary, four Typed Letter Signed and two Typed Notes Signed (all seven 'Fred Burridge') to G. K. Menzies, Secretary, Royal Society of Arts.

Author: 
Frederick Vango Burridge [Frederick Burridge; Fred Burridge; Fred. V. Burridge] (1869-1945), Principal, Central School of Arts and Crafts, London [G. K. Menzies, Secretary, Royal Society of Arts.]
Publication details: 
1917 (1), 1918 (4) and 1919 (2). All on letterhead of London County Council Central School of Arts and Crafts, Southampton Row, W.C. [London]
£165.00

All seven items 4to, 1 p. Each docketed and bearing the stamp of the Royal Society of Arts. All good, on lightly-aged paper. The first is in a secretarial hand, with the other six all typed. Item One: 4 December 1917. He doesn't 'quite understand' from Menzies' letter what it is that he wants him to do. 'From what Mr.

Autograph Letters Signed (x 4) to (Charles) Buxton

Author: 
William E. Baxter.
Publication details: 
11 July-29 Aug. 1885
£250.00

Traveller in Spain and elsewhere, and author. 2-4pp., 8vo. He discusses extensively his work on "a Handbook on Russia & Great Britain in Central Asia", giving a resume of chapters and asking for copies to be sent to various places. "No question is more important at present". FOUR ITEMS,

Typed Letter Signed ('For the President') to 'A. Francis Stenart [sic], 79, Great King Street, Edinburgh'.

Author: 
The State Office of Statistics, Czechoslovakia
Publication details: 
10 October 1922; Prague. On the Office's letterhead.
£36.00

Two pages, folio. Good, but on discoloured and lightly creased paper, with remains of stub adhering to one edge of verso. In English, with illegible signature. Begins 'The State Office of Statistics appreciating fully the great importance of an exact information of the British publicity of the conditions in the Czechoslovakia has the honour to send you simultaneously her following publications.' Five items listed.

Typed Letter Signed to the Secretary, Royal Society of Arts.

Author: 
Colonel Augustus Mervyn Owen Anwyl-Passingham [FIRST WORLD WAR PROPAGANDA]
Publication details: 
17 March 1915; on letterhead of the 'PUBLICITY DEPARTMENT | CENTRAL RECRUITING DEPOT | WHITEHALL :: S.W.'
£33.00

British army officer (1880-1955). One page, folio. Very good. Docketed and bearing R.S.A. stamp. Unusual letterhead for a governmental department of the period. He has not received the letter, which must have been misaddressed. 'Nevertheless, I shall be glad if you will kindly forward me a copy of the Journal with the Advertisement in, and walso the exact quantity of Posters you require.'

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