CHELTENHAM

[ Rev. Dr E. R. Humphreys, disgraced headmaster of Cheltenham Grammar School. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('E. R. Humphreys'), enclosing a certificate and sending his good wishes to the family of a boy who is leaving the school.

Author: 
E. R. Humphreys [ Rev. Dr Edward Rupert Humphreys ] (1820-1893), disgraced headmaster of Cheltenham Grammar School, 1852-1859 [ now Pate's Grammar School ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of Cheltenham Grammar School. 28 August 1858.
£80.00

1p., 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged. The recipient is not named. He has sincere pleasure in enclosing the certificate (not present) awarded to the recipient's son, whom he is sorry to lose as a pupil. 'I trust this will, with God's blessing, be but the prelude to an honourable and useful Career. My kind wishes will follow your boy through life, and to yourself also I heartily wish happiness in your new home.' Humphreys is described in the School history as 'a Classical scholar of doubtful repute'.

[ Georgian theatre in Cheltenham. ] Autograph Letter Signed from the actress Cecilia Crisp to actor-manager Benjamin Webster, offering to buy, for performance at her benefit, the rights to his interlude 'Pay for Peeping''.

Author: 
Cecilia Crisp [ Cecilia Charlotte Crisp, later Carey ] (b.1811), actress, daughter of actor-manager, Charles Sherwin Crisp (c.1790-1832) [Benjamin Webster [ Benjamin Nottingham Webster ] (1797-1882) ]
Publication details: 
34 Gydes Terrace, Cheltenham. 27 October 1832.
£120.00

2pp., 4to. Bifolium. Addressed on reverse of second leaf, with seal of a harp in green wax, 'To | - Webster Esqre. | Theatre Royal Haymarket'. Writing two days before her father's death, she explains that she commissioned a friend to offer a guinea for his 'Interlude of "Pay for Peeping"', but finds that 'in return you expect one pound eleven for it'. She points out that she was 'the original (at the Strand Theatre) in the piece', and that she is offering the same terms accepted from her by 'Mr Selby for his "Day in Paris"'.

[Printed document.] Motor Cars. Memorandum of the Cheltenham Rural District Council to the President of the Local Government Board, With reference to the recent Report of the Royal Commission on Motor Cars.

Author: 
Gilbert McIlquham, clerk to the Cheltenham Rural District Board [The Local Government Board; The Royal Commission on Motor Cars, 1905-1907]
Publication details: 
Stamped '13th September 1906'.
£75.00

2pp., folio. Bifolium. In small type. Containing two copies of a printed circular by McIlquham, on Cheltenham Rural District Council letterhead, dated 14 September 1906. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. The memorandum is divided into five sections, and begins by putting the Council's position that 'Motor Cars travelling at high speed in dry weather along the unwatered roads of country districts occasion an intolerable dust nuisance to other users of the highway, and seriously prejudice the comfort and even the health of the inhabitants of road-side dwellings'.

[Medical Pamphlet] A Letter to a Professor of Medicine, in the University of Edinburgh respecting the Nature and properties of the MIneral Waters of Cheltenham

Author: 
Adam Neale, M.D.
Publication details: 
London: Printed by J. Swan [...],no year [1822?]
£130.00

Disbound,[iii]-viii; 9-40, presumably lacking hf-title in binding, minor foxing, good condition. WITH: A Statement by a Charles Crump about the manufacturing process (using oil of vitriol etc) and sale procedure for "Salts in Mr Henry Thompson's Manufactory of Salts at Cheltenham", witnessed by Adam Neale and sworn before Jame Clutterbuck, one page. folded, attached to Neale's pamphlet. Four or so copies of Neale's pamphlet on COPAC. The addition is untraced.

[Printed pamphlet.] The Education of the Deaf on the "German" System, A Paper Read in the Educational Department of the "National Association for the Promotion of Social Science," at the Twenty-second Annual Congress, Cheltenham, 1878.

Author: 
Arthur A. Kinsey, Principal of the Training College for Teachers of the Deaf, Castlebar Hill, Ealing, London, W.
Publication details: 
London: W. H. Allen & Co., 13, Waterloo Place. 1879.
£60.00

[2] + 16 + [2] pp., 12mo. Stitched, in pink printed wraps. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. With stamp, shelfmarks and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Three lines deleted on p.14. Uncommon: a total of six copies found on COPAC and OCLC WorldCat, none of them in North America.

[Pamphlets] "Training Department of the Cheltenham Ladies' College" (2) AND " "Prospectus of the Cheltenham Ladies' College Teachers' Training Department" (12)

Author: 
[Cheltenham Ladies' College]
Publication details: 
1899, 1903; 1905-1918 (omitting 1914 and 1917).
£120.00

Two 8vo pamphlets entitled "Training Department of the Cheltenham Ladies' College" , 1899 and 1903, with twelve (12) pamphlets entitled "Prospectus of the Cheltenham Ladies' College Teachers' Training Department", unbound, c.9-11 pages each, 8vo, with Board of Education stamps, numbers and labels (stamps usually on front, labels on back). All give information about staff, courses, accommodation, qualifications, etc. Note: Se Josephine Kamm's "Hope Deferred (Routledge Revivals): Girls' Education in English History"for thinformation and context.

[Agricultural ephemera from Victorian Banbury.] Handbill advertisement for 'Barrows & Co. Limited, Banbury. (Late James & Son, Cheltenham.) Tumbler Carts. For sanitary and other purposes.' With engraved illustration.

Author: 
[Barrows & Co. Limited, Banbury (late James & Son, Cheltenham); Cheney & Sons, General, Commercial & Artistic Printers, Banbury, Oxfordshire]
Publication details: 
Barrows & Co. Limited, Banbury (late James & Son, Cheltenham). 'Cheney & Sons, Typ., Banbury.' [Cheney & Sons, General, Commercial & Artistic Printers, Banbury, Oxfordshire.] Undated [1880s].
£30.00

Printed in black on a 25 x 20 cm piece of grey paper. In very good condition, lightly aged. Beneath the title is a 5 x 11 cm engraving of the cart, followed by a seven-line description, and the prices for five sizes of the cart, with the capacity of each in gallons. The firm's address is at the foot, with the slug centred below it outside the border. From the archive of Cheney & Sons, 'General, Commercial & Artistic Printers, Banbury'.

Two Autograph Letters Signed (both 'Lee of Fareham') from Arthur Hamilton Lee, Viscount Lee of Fareham, to Morley Stuart, editor of the Cambridge Daily News, with reference to his 'old friend' the Marquess of Willingdon.

Author: 
Arthur Hamilton Lee (1868-1947), Viscount Lee of Fareham, soldier and politician [Freeman Freeman-Thomas, 1st Marquess of Willingdon (1866-1941), Viceroy of India; Morley Stuart; Cambridge Daily News]
Publication details: 
Both on letterhead of Old Quarries, Avening, Gloucestershire. 20 and 24 October 1940.
£90.00

Both items 2pp., 12mo. Both in good condition, on lightly-aged paper, with slight evidence of previous mounting. The first letter (addressed to 'The Editor | Cambridge Daily News') begins: 'When I received my L.L.D Degree from the University (in June 1931) you published in your issue of June 6, some photographs of the procession to the Senate House on that occasion.' He is writing 'on the off chance' that 'original prints' survive, 'as I am most anxious to obtain one, for my Autobiography, if it is in any way possible to do so'. In the second letter (to 'Mr.

Printed handbill anti-Catholic poem by Mary Frances Tupper of Albury, titled 'The Ritualists, Beware! They are Fooling Thee.'

Author: 
Mary Frances Tupper, daughter of the poet Martin Farquhar Tupper (1810-1889) [the Middle Hill Press of Sir Thomas Phillipps]
Publication details: 
Without date or place. [Cheltenham: Middle Hill Press, 1870.]
£150.00

On one side of a piece of wove paper, 15.5 x 9.5 cm. In fair condition, on aged paper, with one creased corner and a small nick at the head. The drop-head title is in capitals, with the second line having only the opening quotation marks (before the initial word 'BEWARE'). The poem is 29 lines long, with three seven-line stanzas followed by an eight-line one. At the foot of the poem: 'Albury. Mary Frances Tupper.' The first stanza reads 'The stamp of Rome is on their heart, | Take care! take care! | They play the Jesuits' crafty part, | Beware! beware!

Autograph Letter Signed ('C S. Calverley.') from the poet Charles Stuart Calverley [C. S. Calverley] to 'Mr. Stocker', with a description of the 'Johnian System of Marking' [St John's College, Cambridge?], and his use of it at Cheltenham College.

Author: 
Charles Stuart Calverley [C. S. Calverley] [born Blayds] (1831-1884), poet and lawyer [St John's College, Cambridge; Cheltenham College]
Publication details: 
17 Devonshire Terrace. 10 January 1884.
£65.00

Both letter and description on the same bifolium. Letter: 1p., 12mo. On recto of first leaf. Description (headed 'Johnian System of Marking'): lengthwise across the verso of the first leaf and recto of the second, and thus making 1p., 8vo. Very good, on lightly-aged paper. Calverley begins by wondering whether he has 'made the Johnian System [...] intelligible' in his description.

Original unpublished autograph poem illustrated and illuminated in colours by Mary Ellen Parker [later Mary Ellen Rose], daughter of the Victorian judge Sir James Parker, a spoof on Sir Walter Scott entitled 'The Lady of the Lake-Coloured Baton.'

Author: 
Mary Ellen Parker (1836-1921), daughter of Sir James Parker (1803-1852), Vice Chancellor of the High Court, and his wife Mary Babington [the Darroch family of Cheltenham]
Original unpublished autograph poem illustrated and illuminated in colours
Publication details: 
[Regent's Park, London.] 'Cheltenham, 24 April 1848.'
£780.00
Original unpublished autograph poem illustrated and illuminated in colours

12mo, 55 pp. Good, on lightly-aged paper. Most pages ruled with red lines. Texts of poem and preface, in a number of different-coloured inks, on right-hand side, with the facing reverses carrying corresponding notes and half a dozen charming vignettes (woman at writing desk, cabman dying of apoplexy at dinner, his widow atop the moving hearse). In original quarter binding of cream paper boards with gold star design, and red leather spine; decorative printed endpapers (rear free endpaper lacking). A well-executed and extremely attractive item.

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