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[Charles Maurice Davies, Anglican clergyman, author and spiritualist.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Charles Maurice Davies.'), assuring her that she is welcome to sell his autograph, 'multiplied to any extent you please'.

Author: 
Charles Maurice Davies (1828-1910), Anglican clergyman, author and spiritualist
Publication details: 
On letterhead of St. John's Wood Collegiate School, Winchester House, Winchester Rd., Eaton Park, N.W. [London] 23 September [no year].
£100.00

2pp, 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged, with creases from folds.The recipient had presumably written to request an autograph, while assuring Davies that it was for her private collection and not for sale. Reads: 'Dear Madam. | I am, believe me, far too modest a person to credit the possibility of any value attaching to any autograph. Should such be the case, however, you are heartily welcome to it, multiplied to any extent you please'.

[Miniature book, printed 'with the Smallest Type Ever Manufactured'.] A Sketch Of the Origin and Progress Of the Liverpool Collegiate Institution.

Author: 
[The Liverpool Collegiate Institution; the Liverpool Mail; Messrs Miller and Richard, Typefounders, Edinburgh; typography; printing]
Publication details: 
Printed for the Institution during the Polytechnic Exhibition, By the Proprietors of the Liverpool Mail, with the Smallest Type Ever Manufactured, from the Foundry of Messrs. Miller and Richard of Edinburgh. 1843.
£650.00

The dimensions of the book are 4 x 5 cm. 48 pp. In brown card binding, yellow endpapers. Tight copy, in good condition on aged paper, in good binding with slight discoloration to endpapers. 'This Little Book, one of the least ever published, and certainly printed with the Smallest Type, is intended as a curious illustration of the extraordinary perfection to which the elegant art of Type Founding has been carried in modern days.' Filled with details concerning the Institution, including nine pages listing its officers and members.

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