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Autograph Letter Signed to Paul Quinton of Blackwell's; with pamphlet called 'The Ostrakon; being the final revision of part of a paper read to the Virgil Society on 19th January 1952, under the title Learning's Crumbs and Unconsidered Trifles'.

Author: 
Lancelot Ambrose Scudamore Jermyn, headmaster of Malay College, Kuala Kangsar
Publication details: 
Pamphlet printed for The Virgil Society by Sydney Lee (Exeter) Ltd. [1952]
£25.00

LETTER (9 December 1954; 71 Carter Avenue, Exmouth, Devon; one page, 12mo, good in stamped, addressed envelope): Discusses accompanying eight-line errata slip correcting 'a stupid mistake' in 'The Ostrakon': 'I was so wrapped up in the related problem that I failed to see the point you were making [...] Luckily The Ostrakon has not yet been generally distributed, so the correction is in time.' Signed 'L. A. S. Jermyn'. PAMPHLET: fifteen pages, small octavo. Unbound, in original printed wraps. Good, though slightly aged and creased. Unobtrusive ink marks at foot of front wrap.

The pillar of the cloud: "lead, kindly light": Cardinal Newman, 1833. A translation into Latin elegiacs.

Author: 
Richard Horton Smith [Cardinal John Henry Newman]
Publication details: 
A reprint from 'Notes and Queries,' ninth series, vol. x. p. 425.; November 1902.
£65.00

Horton Smith is described on the title as 'K.C., M.A., late Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge'. Attractively printed 12mo bifoliate on good quality paper, but with the blank verso of the second leaf still adhering to piece of the paper on which it was mounted. Newman's poem of 1833 and Smith's translation of 1902 facing.

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