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[ Home Office Departmental Committee on the Baronetage, 1907. ] Nine items (eight printed and one TLS), including reports, notes, and a pamphlet, from papers of Committee-member Sir Richard Harington.

Author: 
Home Office Departmental Committee on the Baronetage, 1907; Standing Council of the Baronetage, London; Sir Richard Harington (1835-1911) of Ridlington, 11th Baronet
Publication details: 
Home Office Departmental Commitee on the Baronetage, 1907. Standing Council for the Baronetage, London..
£650.00

The nine items are in good condition, lightly aged and worn. They derive from the papers of Sir Richard Harington of Ridlington, and reflect his dual position as a leading member of the Standing Council of the Baronetage, and a member of the Home Office Committee, which was set up to consider and report whether any, and if so what, steps should be taken to safeguard the status of the holders of Baronetcies, and to prevent the assumption of the title Baronet by persons who have no right thereto'.

[ Nathaniel Newnham-Davis, food writer, gourmet and 'Home Front Actor'. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('N Newnham Davis') to Douglas Sladen, giving advice about publication of an article on Fred Archer, the jockey, and his work looking after German PoWs.

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Nathaniel Newnham-Davis (1854-1917), food writer, gourmet and 'Home Front Actor' [ Douglas Sladen [ Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen ] (1856-1947), author and academic ]
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On letterhead of the Officers' Mess, Alexandra Palace, N. [ London ] 27 January [ no year, but First World War ].
£50.00

2pp., 4to. In fair condition, on lightly aged and ruckled paper. The letter begins: 'My Dear Douglas Sladen | Fred Archer has been dead quite a time and I do not know whether Editors of Sporting Papers would consider his life a live subject.

A Collection of Autograph Signatures of Irish MPs in Parliament

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[ Irish MPs in Parliament, 1870-1890 ]
Publication details: 
[1870-1890]
£950.00

IRISH MPS SIGNATURES(Date of Admission in brackets with constituency).Joseph Gillis Biggar (n.y.; County Cavan}Maurice Brooks (1880; Dublin)Isaac Butt (1874; County Meath)Patrick O'Brien (1870; King's County (now County Offaly))William R. O'Byrne (1875; County Wicklow)Arthur O'Connor (n.y.; Queen's County)T.P. O'Connor (n.y.; Sligo Co.)Denis M. O'Conor (1873; Sligo Co.)Matthew O'Reilly Dease [prob. but looks like Dene] (1873; County Louth}F.H.

Autograph documents signed by 800 Members of the Houses of Parliament, 1860-1893, admissions to Strangers' Gallery etc, Including 144 Irish Members at the height of the Home Rule League [also listed separately and detachable]

Author: 
[House of Commons; Parliament; Irish Home Rule]
Publication details: 
1860-1893
£1,800.00

A collection of 858 documents, dating from between 1860 and 1893, bearing a total of 800 autographs of British Members of Parliament (765 Members of the House of Commons and 35 Peers). The collection is in good condition, with the usual signs of age and wear, each item having been punch-holed by the collector (whom evidence suggests was a fellow-member) for insertion in a binder.

[ Cookery; Menus; Manuscript] Book of Daily Menus [for Duke of Newcastle's residence]

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[Henry Pelham-Clinton, 7th Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne 1864-1928; Clumber House]
Publication details: 
22 September 1882-6 January 1884.
£500.00

Green half-leather, worn, one menu per day per page for most days between 22 Sept.1882 and 6 Jan. 1884. A bookplate is the only clue to the family the volume belonged to, the coat of arms and motto ("Loyaulté n a honte") of the Dukes of Newcastle-under-Lyme, specifically at this time (1880s) Henry Pelham-Clinton, 7th Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne (1864-1928) whose family seat was Clumber House, nr. Worksop, Notts (restored after a fire in 1879; presumably the home of this volume).

[ Sylvia Lynd, Irish Nationalist poet. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('S. L.'), presumably a copy of not sent, to the humorist E. C. Bentley ('Mr. Bentley')

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Sylvia Lynd [ née Dryhurst ] (1888-1952), poet and Irish Nationalist, wife of journalist and essayist Robert Lynd (1879-1949) [ E. C. Bentley [ Edmund Clerihew Bentley ] (1875-1956), author ]
Publication details: 
14 Devonshire Hill, Hampstead. 19 June 1913.
£200.00

4pp., 4to. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper. A magnificently impassioned letter, written to a family friend, a colleague of her husband's on the Daily News. The letter begins in stirring style: 'I propose to sulk till Home Rule is passed. I have set my heart on that Bill. It isn't a particularly good Bill, but it is called "Home Rule" & I would put my right - no - at any rate my left hand into a fire to see that catch-cry cleared out of the world forever. It is the only thing that will cure the Unionists of their cowardice.

[ Sylvia Lynd, poet and Irish Nationalist. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Sylvia Dryhurst'), probably to her cousin Georgie Maquay, reporting on the meeting for the 'amalgamation of the National Council & Sinn Fein League' and announcing her engagement.

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Sylvia Lynd [ née Dryhurst ] (1888-1952), poet and Irish Nationalist, wife of journalist and essayist Robert Lynd (1879-1949) [ Sinn Fein ]
Publication details: 
11 Downshire Hill, Hampstead, London, N.W. 30 December 1912.
£150.00

4pp., 4to. In fair condition, on browned and brittle paper, with chipping and one closed tear repaired with archival tape. Manuscript note at head of first page, in the hand of her daughter Maire Gaister, identifying the probable recipient as Georgie Maquay, son of Florence Dryhurst's sister ' (so understandably in South America to escape her)'. The letter's salutation and valediction are in Gaelic.?>

[ First World War: proposed British Parliamentary legislation. ] Typescript of 'Skeleton Draft of a Bill prepared in August 1914.', proposing to 'organise and make fully effective the services which every subject of the Realm is bound to render'.

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[ First World War, compulsory service on the Home Front: proposed British Parliamentary legislation, 1914; the Houses of Parliament ]
Publication details: 
[ London? Circa August 1914. ]
£320.00

An anonymous document, clearly the work of a member of the British Parliament. Typescript of 12pp., folio. With retrospective title page in neat manuscript, reading: 'Skeleton Draft of a Bill prepared in August 1914. | How many troubles and disasters might have been saved if some such scheme had been carried out.' A few minor emendations in the same hand. On 'British Loan' Britannia wove paper. In good condition, with light signs of age and wear.

[ Edwardian Ireland and Home Rule. ] Typescript by J. C. Arnold titled 'The Ulster Unionists' Objections to Home Rule.'

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J. C. Arnold [ Home Rule; Ireland; Irish politics; Ulster; Basil Williams; Viscount Haldane ]
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At end of document: 'J. C. ARNOLD. | 3, Staple Inn. [ London ] | 17/5/11.'
£300.00

10pp., 8vo. Contemporary duplicated typescript, on ten leaves held together by one corner with a brass stud. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper with slight creasing at head. The present item is a paper presented to an unnamed committee. A version was published under the same title in 'Home Rule Problems', edited by Basil Williams, with an introduction by Viscount Haldane (London: P. S. King & Son, 1911). The opening paragraph reads: 'In writing this paper I wish to put in as strong a light as possible the objections to Home Rule, which one commonly hears from the Ulster Unionists.

[ Sir Joseph Chamberlain, Liberal statesman. ] Autographh Letter Signed ('J. Chamberlain') to 'Sir Robert'

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Joseph Chamberlain (1836-1914), English politician, first a Liberal, then a Liberal Unionist
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On letterhead of Highbury, Moor Green, Birmingham. 26 December 1903.
£50.00

Although never Prime Minister, Chamberlain was described by Churchill as the man 'who made the weather' in the House of Commons, and was leader of the Liberal opposition for a few months in 1906. 3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, on lightly aged and ruckled paper. He thanks the recipient for accepting his invitation, and considers that his 'assistance will greatly strengthen the commission'.

[ Printed pamphlet. ] The Liberal Party and Mr. Chamberlain.

Author: 
W. T. Marriott, Q.C., M.P. [ Joseph Chamberlain (1836-1914), English Liberal Party politician ]
Publication details: 
Seventeenth Thousand. With Preface. London: Chapman and Hall, Limited. 11, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, W.C. [ Printed by J. S. Virtue and Co., Limited, City Road, London. ] [ Preface dated 11 January 1884. ]
£56.00

32pp., 8vo. Disbound without wrappers. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper. The 'Preface to the Seventeenth Thousand' covers pp.3 and 4, and is dated 'January 11th, 1884.' The preface begins: 'Since the publication of this pamphlet, not three weeks ago, Mr. George has reappeared upon the scene, and has held up the class to which Mr. Chamberlain himself belongs to the envy and execration of the artisans of the metropolis.

[ Herbert John Gladstone, 1st Viscount Gladstone. ] Autograph Signature ('Gladstone') as Governor-General of the Union of South Africa.

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Herbert John Gladstone (1854-1930), 1st Viscount Gladstone, British Home Secretary, 1905-1910, and Governor-General of the Union of South Africa, 1910 -1914
Publication details: 
South Africa. 27 April 1914.
£20.00

On 9 x 13 cm piece of paper torn from bottom right-hand corner of document. In fair condition, lightly-aged. Typed document, with date added in manuscript. Reads: '<...>and and the Great Seal of the Union of South Africa at | [...] on this the [twenty-seventh] day of [April] 1914. | Gladstone | GOVERNOR-GENERAL.'

[ 1st American Squadron, Home Guard (London). ] The first thirteen issues (all printed?) of the mimeographed squadron magazine 'Yankee Yahoo incorporating The Pirbright Lament', with hand-coloured illustrations and separate typed article 'Home Gods'.

Author: 
Charles G. Tubbs, editor [ 1st American Squadron, Home Guard (London); Brigadier-General Wade Hampton Hayes (1879-1956), officer commanding ]
Publication details: 
London: 'Printed and published at the Headquarters of the 1st American Squadron (Home Guard), 58 Buckingham Gate, S.W.' Nos. 1 to 12 monthly, from December 1941 to November 1942. No. 13 undated [February 1943?].
£2,500.00

For more information on the squadron see Charles Dickon's 'Americans at War in Foreign Forces: A History, 1914-1945' (2014). After some difficulties over its status and that of its members, and with the disapproval of American Ambassador Joseph Kennedy, the unit was formed in London in June 1940, with Brigadier-General Wade Hampton Hayes (1879-1956) as commanding officer. After some string-pulling by Charles Sweeny, the Thompson Company in America contributed 100 Tommy Guns and 100,000 rounds of ammunition, and members contributed their cars, painted in camouflage at their own expense.

[ Henry Home, Lord Kames. ] Autograph Signature to letter in a neat secretarial hand, addressed to Edinburgh attorney Thomas Cockburn, expressing a desire to lend money while 'borrowing upon bill', as he did when he 'begun the world of business'.

Author: 
Henry Home, Lord Kames (1696-1782), judge and philosopher, a central figure of the Scottish Enlightenment
Publication details: 
Blair Drummond [ Stirling, Scotland ]. 4 June 1776.
£500.00

1p., 8vo. On bifolium. In fair condition. Addressed (with postmark) on second leaf to 'Mr. Thomas Cockburn Writer to the Signet | Edinh.' The letter begins: 'Sir | When I begun the world of business, no sooner had I collected 40 or 50 guineas than I was ready to lend out

[ Benjamin Whitworth, Irish politician, born in Manchester. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Benj Whitworth') to Rev. C. J. Wilding, giving a historical answer to the disendowing of livings.

Author: 
Benjamin Whitworth (1815-1893), Liberal and Home Rule politician, born in Manchester, who served as an Irish Member in the British Parliament [ Rev. Charles James Wilding (1824-1908) of Bewdley ]
Publication details: 
22 Daleham Gardens, Hampstead, N.W. [ London ]. 11 April 1885.
£56.00

2pp., 12mo. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper. Addressed to 'Rev. C. J. Wilding | Hartley Vicarage, | Bewdley.' Setting out his view that 'any property belonging to the Church in Edward the Fourth's timee became public property on the transfer to the nation by Henry the Eighth at the Reformation', with reference to the 'Gift or Settlement of 1675'. He concludes: 'I should reply to your question "Would you disendow a living thus endowed"? - No.'

[Herbert Henry Asquith, Liberal Prime Minister.] Autographh Signature ('H H Asquith') on envelope, franking a letter to Quintin Hogg.

Author: 
H. H. Asquith [Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith] (1852-1928), British Liberal Prime Minister, 1908-1916.
Publication details: 
Home Office, Whitehall. Envelope with London and Brighton postmarks, 10 March 1893.
£28.00

10 x 13 cm envelope. In fair condition, aged and worn, with damage and loss to back flap.. Asquith has written out the address as follows: 'Quintin Hogg Esq | 5 Cavendish Square | W'. The last two lines have been crossed out, and the address amended in another hand to '56 Westbourne St | West Brighton'. The front of the envelope has a square London postmark in black ink, and circular frank in red; the rear has two more postmarks (one London and the other Brighton. The flap has 'Home Office | Whitehall' printed on it.

Autograph documents signed by 800 Members of the Houses of Parliament, 1860-1893, admissions to Strangers' Gallery etc, Including 144 Irish Members at the height of the Home Rule League

Author: 
[House of Commons; Parliament; Irish Home Rule]
Publication details: 
1860-1893
£4,500.00

A collection of 858 documents, dating from between 1860 and 1893, bearing a total of 800 autographs of British Members of Parliament (765 Members of the House of Commons and 35 Peers). The collection is in good condition, with the usual signs of age and wear, each item having been punch-holed by the collector (whom evidence suggests was a fellow-member) for insertion in a binder.

[Printed pamphlet.] Nursing Homes. A Warning. By Sir Robert Harvey, D.L., J.P., of 1, Palace Gate, London, W., and Dundridge Totnes, Devon.

Author: 
Sir Robert Harvey, D.L., J.P., of 1, Palace Gate, London, W., and Dundridge Totnes, Devon [Harriett Maria Webb, Home for Convalescent Invalids, No. 88 Marina St, St Leonards, Sussex; Gerald F. Hohler]
Publication details: 
Totnes: Mortimer Bros., "Times" and "Western Guardian" Offices. [Introduction dated 'Dundridge, September, 1902.]
£80.00

13pp., 8vo. Stapled pamphlet on green-grey paper. In fair condition, aged and worn. In the introduction ('To my readers') Harvey explains that it is 'a keen sense of my duty to my fellow-countrymen in general, and to potential fellow-sufferers in particular', that has induced him 'to re-open a great and recent sorrow ['the untimely death of my beloved son'] by placing the details of my tragic and terrible experiences of a Nursing Home before the public'.

[Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse.] Black and white cartoon titled 'Touchdown Mickey' (1932), on spool of 9.5mm Pathescope film. In original box.

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[Walt Disney; Mickey Mouse; Pathescope, North Circular Road, Cricklewood, London, NW2]
Publication details: 
Pathescope [North Circular Road, Cricklewood, London, NW2]. 'M.30504 TOUCHDOWN MICKEY | FILM PRINTED IN ENGLAND'. [Film originally realeased in 1932.]
£320.00

In very good condition, on brown spool 16.5 cm (6 1/2 inches) in diameter. In 17.5 cm square cardboard box, with title label on spine reading: 'M.30504 TOUCHDOWN MICKEY | FILM PRINTED IN ENGLAND', and broken blue label: 'GUARANT BAND | PATHESCOPE LTD.' The film was originally released by Disney on 15 October 1932 and runs to 6 mins 25 seconds. Mickey Mouse leads his team Mickey's Manglers to victory over the Alley Cats, as Goofy bungles through as sportscaster.

[British civil defence, 1950.] Autograph Notebook, with 'G. Reeves Atom' on cover, containing notes made at civil defence meetings (Home Office, Army or Fire Brigade?) in preparation for nuclear and biological warfare.

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G. Reeves [Home Secretary Planning Committee, Regional Office, Div, S/DO; Fire Services; British 1950s civil defence; nuclear war; atom bomb; biological warfare; atomic warfare]
Publication details: 
[London.] Notes made at meetings between 30 March to 25 June 1951.
£420.00

37pp., 12mo (including two irrelevant pages at the rear), of pencil notes, with some diagrams. In a spiral-bound 'No. 430 Reporter's Note Book' by Brown Knight & Truscott, Ltd, London. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. On cover: 'G. Reeves Atom'. The notes were made at meetings or lectures held at roughly fortnightly intervals. (The last page records 'No meetings' on 9 and 23 June.) Topics include: 'Types of Shelter', 'Refuge Room', 'Long range rocket', 'Antipersonnel Bomb' ('When a bomb is found a red flag in a stick is to be placed 3 paces to the North so that B[omb].

[General James Edward Oglethorpe, founder of the American colony of Georgia.] Autograph account from 'Mr John White Dr. to General Oglethorpe', signed "John White", ( regarding the rents of Home Farm and Broadfields in Essex.

Author: 
[General James Edward Oglethorpe (1696-1785), founder of the American colony of Georgia, army officer and Member of Parliament] John White
Publication details: 
[Home Farm and Broadfields, Essex.] 26 September 1778.
£250.00

1p., landscape 8vo. In fair condition, on lightly aged and creased paper. Headed 'Mr John White Dr. to General Oglethorpe'. Entries dated from 13 February 1777 to 25 August 1778. The accounts, with debits on the left and credits on the right, cover two and a half years' rental on Home Farm at £171 per anum, and one and a half years' rental on Broadfields at £82 2s 0d per anum. Signed note at end: '26 Sep.

[Printed 'RESTRICTED' British Civil Defence pamphlet with enamel 'I.C.D.S.' (Instructor Civil Defence School) badge.] Civil Defence. Notes for Volunteers. [With sections on 'Atomic Warfare', 'Chemical Warfare' and 'Biological Warfare'.]

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[I.C.D.S.; British Civil Defence, 1955; Civil Defence School; Atomic Warfare; Biological Warfare; Chemical weapons; nuclear war]
Publication details: 
At foot of final page: '(1204) WT. 39620. [number of copies:] 22,500 [date of publication, i.e. July 1955:] 7/55 [printer:] D & G Ltd.'
£80.00

39pp., small 4to. Stud-bound in brown card printed wraps. In good condition, lightly aged and worn, with crease to front cover, to which the enamel badge is also attached, beside the ownership signature of 'E J Sayer' (Downing Street secretary Elizabeth Sayer, later Cooper.). First page dated in pencil '8th Sept', and pencil note in text of the 'permitted dose' of radiation.

[Printed pamphlet by the Children's Branch, Home Office, Whitehall.] Retarded and Mentally Defective Children.

Author: 
S. W. Harris [Children's Branch, Home Office, Whitehall, London]
Publication details: 
Children's Branch, Home Office, Whitehall, S.W.1. [London] 27 January 1926.
£30.00

6pp., 12mo. In fair condition, on aged paper, with two slight rust stains from staple. Shelfmarks, stamp and label of the Board of Education Reference Library. Divided into five sections: Causes of Incapacity; Importance of early recognition of Mental Defect; Definition of Mental Defect, under the Mental Deficiency Act, 1913; Methods of dealing with mentally defective children; Procedure. No copy found on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat.

[Printed pamphlet.] Home Office. Children Act, 1908. Copy of Rules made by the Secretary of State for the Home Department, dated May 21, 1909, as to Places of Detention under Section 109 of the Children Act, 1908.

Author: 
H. J. Gladstone, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State [Children Act, 1908; Home Office rules as to places of detention]
Publication details: 
Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of His Majesty. London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, By Darling and Son, Ltd., 34-40, Bacon Street, E. 1909. [Whitehall, 21st May, 1909.]
£30.00

6pp., 8vo. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper, with shelfmarks, stamp and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. No copy on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat.

[Three printed Home Office pamphlets.] 'Education in Reformatory and Industrial Schools', 'Disposal of Reformatory and Industrial School Boys to Farm Service in England and Wales' and 'Reformatory and Industrial Schools. Working of Financial Scheme'

Author: 
[S. W. Harris, Children's Branch, Home Office, Whitehall; Arthur H. Norris, Chief Inspector of Reformatory and Industrial Schools]
Publication details: 
All London. ONE: Printed under the Authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office, By Jas. Truscott & Son, Ltd., Suffolk Lane, EC. 1919. TWO: Printed by His Majesty's Stationery Office. 1920. THREE: Children's Branch, Home Office, Whitehall. 1925.
£80.00

All three with shelfmarks, stamp and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. ONE: Arthur H. Norris, 'Home Office. Education in Reformatory and Industrial Schools. Circular letter of H.M. Chief Inspector of Reformatory and Industrial Schools, to the Managers and Staff of the Schools.' 1919. [2] + 8pp., 8vo. Stitched. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper. London. The only copy on COPAC at the London Schooll of Economics. TWO: Arthur H. Norris, 'Home Office. Disposal of Reformatory and Industrial School Boys to Farm Service in England and Wales. Circular letter to H.M.

[Three printed Home Office reports.] Child Adoption Committee. First Report. [Second Report. Third and Final Report.]

Author: 
[Mr Justice Tomlin, Chairman, Child Adoption Committee, Home Office; Sir William Joynson-Hicks, Home Secretary]
Publication details: 
All three published in London by His Majesty's Stationery Office. The first two published in 1925, and the last in 1926.
£100.00

All three 8vo; the first and last 12pp, the second 8pp. All three in good condition, on lightly aged and worn paper. With shelfmarks, stamps and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. The remit of the committee was 'to examine the problem of child adoption from the point of view of possible legislation and to report upon the main provisions which in their view shuold be included in any Bill on the subject'.

[Privy Council Medical Research Council.] Printed item: 'The Relation between Home Conditions and the Intelligence of School Children. By L. Isserlis, M.A., D.Sc. From Data collected by the late Mrs. Frances Wood, B.Sc.' [Preface by Cyril Burt.]

Author: 
L. Isserlis; Mrs. Frances Wood [Privy Council Medical Research Council; Sir Cyril Burt]
Publication details: 
London: Published by His Majesty's Stationery Office. 1923.
£80.00

28 + [4] pp., 8vo. Stapled. In fair condition, aged and worn. With stamp, shelfmark and label of the Board of Education Research Library. Eight copies on COPAC, but uncommon nevertheless.

[Printed booklet, with photographic illustrations.] The Mount Pleasant Artists' Rest Home. Rickmansworth. Hertfordshire. Founded 1929.

Author: 
[The Mount Pleasant Artists' Rest Home, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, founded in 1929 by the artist Francis William Reckitt (1860-1932), 'as a Convalescent Rest Home for [...] male artists'
Publication details: 
[The Mount Pleasant Artists' Rest Home, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire.] Undated. [Circa 1929.]
£100.00

15pp., landscape 12mo. With four additional pages of photographic plates ('Exterior facing south', 'The lounge', 'The dining room', 'A bedroom'). Stitched into grey printed wraps. Very good, on lightly-aged paper. The booklet includes a list of trustees and other officers, a descriptive text, the 'Regulations relating to the home', 'Form of application' (with two pages of 'rules', including 'CASES NOT ADMITTED') and 'Medical Report'. The descriptive text begins: 'The Home has been built and generously endowed by Mr. F. W.

[The Crossley and Porter Orphan Home and School (Secondary), Halifax.] 67th Annual Report Booklet. List of donors, abstract of accounts and reports. For the year ended 31st July, 1931.

Author: 
[The Crossley and Porter Orphan Home and School (Secondary), Halifax, founded 1864]
Publication details: 
Halifax: F. King and Sons Limited, Bowling Dyke Mills. 1931.
£70.00

40pp., 8vo. Stapled. In yellow printed wraps, with photograph of the imposing school on the front cover. With stamp, shelfmark and label of the Board of Education Library, otherwise in good condition, on lightly-aged paper. No copy in the British Library or on COPAC.

[Sir James Graham, Home Secretary.] Autograph Letter Signed ('J R G Graham') to unnamed recipient, announcing his decision to remit the death sentence passed on Robert Sandys of Stockport, convicted of poisoning his children.

Author: 
Sir James Graham [Sir James Robert George Graham] (1792-1861), 2nd Baronet, Tory Home Secretary, 1841-1846 [Robert Sandys of Stockport, poisoner]
Publication details: 
Whitehall. 24 April 1842.
£180.00

The case was fully reported in The Times, with the issue for 14 April 1842 reporting the pronouncing of the sentence of death on 'Robert Sandys, a stout built Irishman, having a pale and haggard appearance, who was found guilty at the last assizes for this county [Chester] of the diabolical murder of his children by poison, in order to obtain a few pounds from a burial society of which he was a member'. 4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Headed 'Private' by Graham.

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