DIAMOND

[ Arthur Sullivan and Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. ] Printed words and music of a 'Hymn written by the Bishop of Wakefield, and set to music by Arthur Sullivan, (By Request) To be used In all Churches and Chapels in England and Wales [...].

Author: 
Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900), English composer, one half of Gilbert and Sullivan; William Walsham How (1823-1897), Bishop of Wakefield [ Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, 1897 ]
Publication details: 
London: Printed by Eyre and Spottiswoode, Printers to the Queen's most Excellent Majesty. 1897.
£75.00

3pp., 4to. Bifolium. In fair condition, on aged and creased paper. The first page carries the title, which reads in full: '[ Arthur Sullivan of Gilbert and Sullivan.

[ Professor William Thomas Gordon of Kings College London, Scottish geologist. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('W. T. Gordon') to 'Mr. Joy', expressing condolences on the loss of a daughter, and grief at the recent death of an uncle.

Author: 
W. T. Gordon [ William Thomas Gordon ] (1884-1950), Scottish geologist, Professor of Geology at Kings College London
Publication details: 
On leterhead of the University of London, Kings College. 5 May 1930.
£35.00

2pp., 12mo. 29 lines of closely-written text. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. 'Such a calamity must be a terrible blow for you all but more especially to Mrs. Joy and yourself. To lose a daugher just blossoming out into womanhood is tragic indeed, the more so, if that were possible, in that she was such a bright girl.' He continues 'By the same post I have word that one of my uncles has just died, and that another has been given up by the doctors. They have both lived full lives, and, in their way, interesting lives, so that, there, one can hardly talk of a tragic end.

[ Thomas McKenny Hughes, Woodwardian Professor of Geology, Cambridge University. ] Seven Autograph Letters Signed (all 'T McKenny Hughes') to his mother, filled with Cambridge University news, including an account of the vote on the Sedgwick Museum.

Author: 
Thomas McKenny Hughes (1832-1917), FRS, Woodwardian Professor of Geology, Cambridge University, 1873-1917 [ Margaret Hughes, née McKenny, daughter of Sir Thomas McKenny, Lord Mayor of Dublin ]
Publication details: 
Between 3 March 1893 and 22 May 1898. All seven from 18 Hills Road, Cambridge (five on letterheads).
£400.00

The seven letters total 34pp., 12mo. In good condition, on aged and worn paper. Subjects include: his 'tremendous victory' over 'the building of the new geological museum'; a party celebrating the 25th anniversary of his appointment as Woodwardian Professor, 1898 ; Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, London 1897; various college heads and university figures; Gladstone and Home Rule; the Welsh Suspensory Bill; family news. ONE: 3 March 1893.

Printed map, titled 'Indian and Eastern Engineer. | Key Plan, showing the disposition of the Ships of H.M. Fleet, assembled at Spithead on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee Review, 26th June, 1897.' With 'Tabular Statement' on reverse.

Author: 
[Royal Navy Diamond Jubilee Review, Spithead, 1897; The Indian and Eastern Engineer, monthly magazine]
Publication details: 
'Indian and Eastern Engineer', Calcutta. 1897.
£180.00

Printed in black on both sides of a 36 x 53 cm piece of wove paper with watermark of 'W F & Co'. In very good condition, lightly-aged and folded three times. The 'Key Plan' is on one side, showing the disposition of the fleet on a map of the Portsmouth area, with a note of 'Foreign Men of War', 'British Battle Ships and Cruisers', '3rd Class Cruisers Gun Vessels and Torpedo Gunboats', 'Special Merchant Vessels', 'Destoryers & Gunboats' and 'Torpedo Boats'.

[Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee Pageant, London, 1897.] Pair of stereoscopic images, captioned 'Her Majesty Greeting her People, Diamond Jubilee Pageant, London, England.'

Author: 
[Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee Pageant, London, 1897; Underwood & Underwood, stereoscopic publishers, New York]
Publication details: 
Underwood & Underwood, Publishers. New York. London. Toronto - Canada. Ottawa - Kansas. Works and Studios, Washington, D.C. Arlington, N.J. Littleton, N.H. [Copyright 1897 by Underwood & Underwood.]
£25.00

In very good condition, on the usual card mount. Each of the two prints roughly 8 x 7.5 cm, with curved top corners, the two on an 8.5 x 17.5 cm. mount. Showing the queen's carriage processing before a grandstand of onlookers in front of a fine building (in the Mall?). The photographs taken over the heads of a crowd held by by three rows of policemen (in the foreground). Caption in English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish and Russian printed on the reverse of the mount.

[Pickering's Diamond Classics.] Quintus Horatius Flaccus.

Author: 
The Pickering Horace' [Quintus Horatius Flaccus; William Pickering, London publisher; Charles Corrall, printer; Pickering's Diamond Classics; miniature books]
Publication details: 
Londini: Typis C. Corrall; Impensis Gul. Pickering, 31, Lincoln's Inn Fields. MDCCCXX.' [London: William Pickering, 1820. Printed by Charles Corrall.]
£450.00

A bibliographical landmark: the first issue of the first volume in Pickering's series of 'Diamond Classics' 32mo: [ii] + 185 + [i] + [i]. Engraved frontispiece portrait of 'Horace' by R. Grave, facing engraved titlepage, which precedes the letterpress titlepage. On the reverse of the leaf with p.185 on its recto is a portrait of Sir Francis Bacon, captioned 'Advancement of Learning.' On the page facing this are the 'Corrigenda.' Tight copy, on aged paper, with a few dogeared pages, in contemporary black russia binding with boards and spine ornamented in gilt and title 'HORATIUS'.

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