FIREFLY

[ Edith Sandford, author of the 'equestrian drama' 'The Firefly'. ] Autograph Signature ('Edith Sandford | "Firefly"') beneath printed text concerning her 'fearful accident' in Dublin, the Princess of Wales and Earl Spencer.

Author: 
Edith Sandford, Victorian performer and horserider, author of the 'equestrian drama' 'The Firefly'
Publication details: 
[ Text refers to the accident in Dublin, Ireland, in August 1871. ]
£45.00

1p., 12mo. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn, but with loss to two corners caused by removeal from an album. Sandford's large, bold signature is across the centre of the page, beneath the printed text. The page is headed by a large monogram of Sandford's initials, beneath which is printed: 'HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCESS OF WALES AND MISS EDITH SANDFORD. | MISS EDITH SANDFORD received from H.R.H.

The London Booksellers - Etymology of the Term Yankey. Being an Excerpt from The Yankee in London. First published in 1809.

Author: 
Royall Tyler [John Kristensen; Firefly Press; Kallistos Press]
Publication details: 
[Somerville, Massachusetts.] Kallistos Press. 1984. [Printed at Firefly Press in Cambridge, Massachusetts, by John Kristense.]
£150.00

Limited to 200 copies and signed by the printer John Kristense. 8vo: [13] + [1] pages. Stitched. In original blue printed wraps. Good, with minor wear at head. The colophon reads 'The London Booksellers - Etymology of the Term Yankey was hand set in English Monotype Baskerville and printed on Curtis Ragston paper in an edition of 200 copies at Firefly Press in Cambridge, Massachusetts, by [signed 'John Kristense'] who sends it as a 1983-84 holiday greeting to his friends. The Society of Printers in particular is thanked for honoring him in 1983 with membership.

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