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[ Friend of J.M. Barrie] Autograph Letter Signed "Charles Turley Smith" to [J.G.] Wilson, of booksellers, Bumpus.

Author: 
Charles Turley Smith, schoolboy story writer and close friend of J.M. Barrie.
Publication details: 
Pendragon, Cury, Cornwall, 21 Sept. [no year].
£65.00

Two pages, cr.8vo, fold marks, good condition. Thanks for his letter. "I feel certain that your daughter is an extraordinarily sound judge! But I have also a kind of feeling that I may conceivably be a little prejudiced! I shall await your opinion with faith and hope, trusting that it may be charitable. Seriously I don't want to send you a copy of a work that will only be an encumbrance, but if you do really like it & would care for me to send it either to your daughter or yourself I should be very glad to do so. [...]"

[ Frederick Warne & Co., London publishers. ] Order form of publications ('For the trade only'), including titles by Beatrix Potter.

Author: 
Frederick Warne & Co., London publishers [ Beatrix Potter ]
Publication details: 
Messrs. Frederick Warne & Co., ('H. Wingfield') Chandos House, Bedford Court, Bedford Street, Strand, London, WC2. No date [1910s?].
£65.00

4pp., 16mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly-aged. A long list, giving titles and published price. In columns headed 'ALL BOOKS are supplied on usual Trade Terms, as per our Wholesale Catalogue'. Includes two series of 'The Peter Rabbit Books', and 'PETER RABBIT'S SHOW CASE. Only supplied fitted with 49 1/2 net Books, and 1 2/6 net book. Trade Price with Contents, £2 7s. 3d.' Also 'The "Mr" Books' in four 'Styles', and works by Greenaway, Caldecott and Walter Crane.

[Booklet] National Society Central-School Book. Number 3.

Author: 
[Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge]
Publication details: 
[Printed]London: School Press, ower's Walk, Whitechapel; [Published] Society for Promting Christian Knowledge; Sold at the Depository, Great Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields. [411]
£1,600.00

24pp, printed wraps, grubby and worn, ms. figures back ep., contents good. One copy with this title found on WorldCat (Free Library of Philadelphia) has different publisher details ([London] : Printed for F.C. and J. Rivington, no. 62, St. Paul's Church Yard; at the Free-School, Gower's Walk, Whitechapel, [between 1807 and 1822]). COPAC lists what might be another edition at the BL. National Society Central School Book. Number II. (-III.). / [By National Society for Promoting the Education of the Poor in the Principles of the Established Church (Great Britain)]

[Illustrated publicity brochure.] Sunfield Childrens Home for Children who are backward and in need of special care. Based on the teaching of Rudolf Steiner. Clent, Stourbridge, Worcestershire.

Author: 
[Sunfield Childrens Home, Clent, Stourbridge, Worcestershire; Rudolf Steiner]
Publication details: 
Issued 1956 by Sunfield Childrens Homes Ltd. [Printed by Silk & Terry Ltd. Birmingham.]
£65.00

[8] pp., landscape 12mo. Fair, on lightly-aged art paper, with light creasing, and small note on back cover: 'Gleed König { 122 [corrected from '126'] Harley St.' List of officers on reverse of title. Three pages of text, beginning: 'Sunfield is a Home and School for handicapped children who are unable to receive an ordinary schooling, and who therefore need the help of curative education and special care in their home life.' Photograph on front cover of 'The Main House and St. Mary's', and full-page photograph on fourth page of seven girls and boys playing in a class.

[Pamphlet] Asinus Loquax; or, The Talking Donkey. A Pasquinade.

Author: 
'A Little Old Man'
Asinus Loquax; or, The Talking Donkey. A Pasquinade.
Publication details: 
Guildford: Printed by Billing and Sons, 1888.
£56.00
Asinus Loquax; or, The Talking Donkey. A Pasquinade.

24pp., 12mo, original red paper wraps, sl. chipping and staining, mainly good. From the personal library of Richard Bentley, sometime publisher, for whose House Billing did work. One copy listed on WorldCat, at the BL.

Part-Manuscript] Publishing Agreement Signed by parties for The Royal Nursery A.B.C. Book [childrens's book] with publisher, Edward Chapman (formerly Chapman & Hall),

Author: 
Anthony R. Montalba [A. Whitehill), author (apparently Swedish father of sculptress Henriett Montalba)
Publishing Agreement Signed by parties for The Royal Nursery A.B.C. Book
Publication details: 
[London], 2 November 1848
£95.00
Publishing Agreement Signed by parties for The Royal Nursery A.B.C. Book

One page, folio, part-printed, part manuscript, edges chipped, small closed tears on fold marks and at top and bottom edges, some staining but text clear and complete. The document gives the terms they agree, and Montalba has added I acknowledge the receipt of £50 the signatures for which [?] various sums stand in the cash book-as payment for the wood cuts for the above work & which is to [be] charged in the account | ARMontalba. Note: According to the BLC this work was written by A.Whitehill, translating Montalba.

Two Autograph Letters Signed to Sir R.L. Harmsworth about the publishing history of Little Goody Two Shoes. With part of a substantial letter from [F.Contes?] on the same subject

Author: 
P.J. Dobell, Antiquarian Bookseller
Publishing history of Little Goody Two Shoes
Publication details: 
[Headed] P.J. & A.E. Dobell, Sons of the late Bertram Dobell, Dealers in Books, Manuscripts and Autograph Letters, 8 Bruton Street, New Bond Street, London W1, 20 & 23 Jan. 1926.
£125.00
Publishing history of Little Goody Two Shoes

Three pages, 4to, good condition. Harmsworth has obviously consigned two copies of the History of Little Goody Two Shoes to Dobell for evaluation and Dobell is now returning them with a learned disquisition on the publishing history of the work. He discusses the advertising and other background of the Newbery imprint, speculation on the rights being sold to a syndicate of booksellers (explaining worsening quality of printing), speculation on the undated one being pirated. He cites a memorandum by a British Library principal Librarian, J.

Autograph Letter Signed "J Marcet" to "R. Sharp / Park Lane" [Richard 'Conversation' Sharp (DNB)]

Author: 
Jane Marcet, writer for the young (DNB)
Publication details: 
No place or date given.
£45.00

Four pages, 16mo, inc. address page, one chip and some staining marginally affecting text. She is happy to accept his invitation, and accepts it on behalf of her daughter and Mr Romilly [her son-in-law]. "Mr E. Romilly feels some scruple at accepting an invitation which it is possible urgent business in the house [Parliament] would prevent him from waiting on you." In a postscript she reminds him that he has offered his support in the ballot at the Athenaeum on the following Monday.

Three Autograph Letters Signed to Denys Blakelock, biographer of Eleanor Farjeon (pub. 1966) as Denys Blakelock, then Denys, initially signing "edward Ardizzone" then "Ted".

Author: 
Edward Ardizzone, book illustrator.
Publication details: 
130 Elgin Avenue, London, W9, 1965-1967.
£650.00

Total 4pp., 4to, with two surviving envelopes addressed in his hand, some corrections and additions, good condition. They are corresponding about Eleanor Farjeon and (Jan. 1965) Ardizzone sends him a letter from her to him "which should enable you to find the poem I mentioned. If I had a copy of 'Silver sand & Snow' I would be able to spot it at once. Alas I haven't got one. | It would certainly pay Eleanor's Estate & me included, if I am to illustrate it on a royalty basis, to offer it at once to Walek [agent?] & cut out Oxford.

A Mother's Historical Chart, or an Outline of the History of the World . . .

Author: 
ANON.
Publication details: 
[London, no date [watermark 1832]] Published by A. Douglas (Portman Square) and printed by J. Wilson (Piccadilly)
£125.00

[Title continued] . . . Divided into Centuries and Millennial Periods, from the Creation to the Present Time., Broadsheet, 32 x 41cms, some marking, nicks tears at folds, text complete and clear comprising approximate dates and events during six millennia, during three "Dispensations" - the "Patriarchal", Mosaic", and Christian. An aid the a child's learning of history. BBTI records Wilson and Douglas but expresses doubt whther he was a publisher and restricts his activity ot 1827 (now by this item, [1832]. No copy found on COPAC or BLC.

Autograph Note Signed "Josephine Preston Peabody (Mrs Lionel Marks)" to The Four Seasons Company, publishers.

Author: 
Josephine Preston Peabody.
Publication details: 
192 Brattle Street, Cambridge, Mass., 8 Jan. 1916.
£56.00

American children's author, etc. One page, 8vo, good condition. "I beg to enclose my subscription to 'The Poetry Journal' for 1916."

Autograph Letter Signed to a would-be contributor to "Aunt Judy's Magazine".

Author: 
Margaret Gatty.
Publication details: 
Ecclesfield, 11 August 1866.
£85.00

Children's Author and Editor. Two pages, 8vo, attached to slightly larger card (a page from an autograph album), good consition. Text: "I am much obliged to you for the offer of your tale, but think it better to return it as I am fully supplied at preset with material for my Magazine. Will you allow me to say that it strikes me as being better adapted for such a puvblication as the "Monthly Packet" which is intended for rather older readres than mine." DNB entry: "In May 1866 Mrs. Gatty established a monthly periodical for young people called ‘Aunt Judy's Magazine.’"

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