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[ Childhood in Victorian Jersey. ] Album containing a set of humorous captioned illustrations by a middle-class Jersey girl, depicting musical events, a trip to Le Gouffre, etc; poems (one on the Jersey Archery Club); and book lists.

Author: 
[ Jersey, Channel Islands; the Jersey Archery Club ]
Publication details: 
[ Jersey, Channel Islands. ] Entries dated from 1866.
£220.00

75pp., 12mo. Internally in good condition, on lightly aged paper with 1860 watermark, and some leaves torn out. In worn red leather half-binding, marbled boards, with damage and loss to spine and front free endpaper torn away. The illustrations cover 19pp in the middle of the volume. Those on 15pp are in black ink, with the rest in pencil, one of them coloured. The butt of many of the jokes is music teacher 'Mr [Jack] Hardie'.

[Two printed pamphlets from the States of Guernsey Education Council, with emendations.] In French: 'Loi sur l'Instruction Publique Primaire. Ordre en Conseil (Enregistre le 7 Mars 1903.). English translation: 'Law on Public Primary Education [...]'.

Author: 
[Guernsey Education Law, 1903; The States of Guernsey Education Council]
Publication details: 
French version: Guernesey: Compagnie d'Imprimerie de Bichard, Limitee, Rue du Bordage. 1903. English translation: Guernsey: Bichard's Printing and Publishing Co., Ltd., Bordage Street. 1903.
£100.00

ONE: French version. 19pp., 12mo. Stitched. In light-blue printed wraps. In fair condition, aged and worn in like raps. Stamp, shelfmarks and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. With manuscript emendations in red ink, including the deletion of one paragraph with the note 'Repealed by O[rder]. in C[ouncil]. 21/4/04. Ref 2nd May '04'. Another similar marginal note reads: 'O. in C. 10/8/03 Ref: 29/8/03.' TWO: English translation. Full title: 'Law on Public Primary Education, as sanctioned by Order in Council registered the 7th March, 1903. [Translation.]' 28pp., 12mo.

[Pamphlet] The Channel Tunnel

Author: 
H. M. Hozier
Publication details: 
London: Printed by C.F. Roworth, Great New Street, Fetter Lane, [London], ec, 1888
£56.00

12pp., 8vo, spine reinforced, covers(pp.1-2) grubby, small closed tear, mainly good condition. I counted three copies of this, the first, edition on COPAC.

Three Autograph Letters Signed (all 'George Baden-Powell') from Sir George Smyth Baden-Powell, brother of the founder of the Scout movement Robert Baden-Powell, to the publisher P. S. King, regarding the publication by the firm of his pamphlets.

Author: 
Sir George Smyth Baden-Powell (1847-1898), Conservative MP, brother of the founder of the Scout movement [Boy Scouts Association], Robert Baden-Powell (1857-1941)
Publication details: 
The first two letters on letterheads of 9 St George's Place, Hyde Park Corner, SW [London], 17 and 18 April 1882. The third letter on letterhead of 30 Tite Street, Chelsea Embankment, SW [London], 7 December 1885.
£180.00

The three items in fair condition, despite slight damp damage. The three letters are each 2pp., 12mo, on a bifolium. The first two letters concern his pamphlet 'England Crushed', which was published by the firm in 1882 under the pseudonym of 'Vindex', and has been attributed to William Garson. It is interesting to see that the pamphlets are printed up and ready for sale within eleven days of Baden-Powell's proposing them to the firm. Letter One: 18 April 1882. Headed 'Private'.

The Making and Working of a Channel Tunnel. Lecture delivered at the Royal Institution on Friday Evening, May 19, 1882. By Sir Frederick Bramwell, F.R.S. M.R.I.

Author: 
Sir Frederick Bramwell, FRS MRI [Royal Institution lecture on the Channel Tunnel]
Publication details: 
London: Printed by Wm. Clowes and Sons, Limited, Stamford Street and Charing Cross. 1882.
£45.00

This excessively-scarce work is little noticed: Bramwell's interest in the subject is not even noted in his entry in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 28pp., 12mo. In original brown wraps. Good, on lightly-aged paper, with slight marking at head of wraps. The drop-head title reads: 'Royal Institution of Great Britain. | WEEKLY EVENING MEETING, | Friday, May 19, 1882. | WILLIAM BOWMAN, Esq. LL.D. F.R.S. Honorary Secretary and Vice-President, in the Chair. | SIR FREDERICK BRAMWELL, F.R.S. M.R.I. | The Making and Working of a Channel Tunnel.

Storage of Flood Water.

Author: 
Professor Henry Robinson, M.Inst.C.E., F.G.S. [sanitation; Victorian London sewers; sewage; sewerage; silage]
Publication details: 
Excerpt from Vol. XX., Part IV., of The Journal of The Sanitary Institute.' The Sanitary Institute. Congress at Southampton, 1899. Offices: Parkes Museum, Margaret Street, London, W.
£30.00

Octavo: 5 pps. Unbound. In original grey printed wraps. Very good, with thin strip of discoloration at foot of back wrap. Manuscript correction (by Robinson?) to one word, and pencil diagram of 'Waste Weir & flood Water Channel' drawn on blank verso of final leaf.

Autograph Letter Signed to Richard Byham, Secretary to the Board of Ordnance, Pall Mall.

Author: 
James Hammond of the Ordnance Office, Jersey [Revolutions of 1848; French Royal Family; Louis XVIII; Board of Ordnance; Ordnance Office, Pall Mall]
Publication details: 
2 March 1848; Jersey.
£150.00

12mo, 3 pp. Ruckled and stained, with the verso of the second leaf of the bifolium (carrying the address) laid down on a leaf detached from an autograph album. The 'Royal Family of France' are causing 'a very deep interest' and 'a portion of them have found their way to this Island'. He reports that the 'Duchesse d'Orleans and her two Sons, and the Duc de Montpensier have arrived here from Granville - they were brought over by a Jersey Boat the Master of which has been most liberally rewarded'.

Three nineteenth-century newspaper accounts, one eighteenth-century engraving and two nineteenth-century engravings.

Author: 
The Channel Islands (Guernsey and Jersey)
Publication details: 
1777, 1834. 1846, 1855; London.
£145.00

ITEM ONE: engraving of 'CASTLE CORNET, GUERNSEY. | Prinnted for S. Hooper 25 June 1777. | Sparrow Sculpt.' Landscape octavo. Dimensions of print roughly nine and a half inches by six and a half. Very good. Mounted on leaf of ruled paper. ITEM TWO: copy of the first two octavo leaves of the Saturday Magazine for 21 June 1834. Large engraving of 'HIGH-STREET, GUERNSEY' (dimensions of print roughly six inches by eight). Two pages of accompanying text describe 'THE ISLAND OF GUERNSEY'. Very good.

Engraving by H. Bond of 'THE DEATH OF MAJOR PIERSON.'

Author: 
John Singleton Copley [BATTLE OF JERSEY]
Publication details: 
Undated, but mid-nineteenth century. Printed by 'JOHN TALLIS & COMPANY, LONDON & NEW YORK'.
£25.00

Major Francis Pierson died driving the French from the Market Place of Saint Helier in the Island of Jersey, 6 January 1781. Dimensions of paper roughly ten inches by eight. Dimensions of print roughly six inches by four and a half. Surrounded by six tiny vignettes: two of soldiers and four of battle scenes. Very good and clean. Suitable for framing. Mounted on a larger sheet of paper torn from an autograph album. The original painting is in London's Tate Gallery, and the item is accompanied by an early twentieth-century colour postcard of it, with some damage to the reverse.

Three Autograph Letters Signed to [G. K. Menzies,] the Secretary, The Royal Society of Arts.

Author: 
Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke
Publication details: 
12 February 1918; 14 June [mistakenly given as July] 1918; 18 June 1918; all on letterhead '5 WESTERN TERRACE, | BRIGHTON.'
£56.00

Dilke, the 2nd Baronet (1843-1911), was a disgraced politician and author. All items 12mo and very good. All three docketed, bearing the Society's stamp, and signed 'C. Wentworth Dilke'. The first item is addressed to Menzies personally and the other two to 'The Secty.' ITEM ONE: one page. He has received the letter of 9 February and is 'pleased to send you a subscription though not much in town'. ITEM TWO: two pages. Would like to know 'whether ladies are admitted as guests and how often'.

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