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Report from the Select Committee on Official Publications, &c. with the Proceedings of the Committee.

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[Report from the House of Commons Select Committee on Official Publications, 1906.]
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'Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be Printed, 23 July 1906.' London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, by Wyman and Sons, Limited, 109, Fetter Lane, E.C. 1906.
£45.00

8vo, 31 + [i] pp. Unbound. Fair, on aged paper. Title page carries small stamp of the University of Hull, and ownership inscription of J. R. Warburton. The Committee was appointed 'to inquire into the Number, Bulk, Cost, and Circulation of the Documents printed by Order of this House [of Commons], or presented to it through Public Departments, and to report what Reductions, if any, can be made thereon', those documents comrpising: '(1) The Votes and Proceedings of the House of Commons. (2) Journals of the House of Commons. (3) Bills. (4) Acts of Parliament. (5) Parliamentary Debates.

Report from the Select Committee on Publications; together with the Proceedings of the Committee and Minutes of Evidence. [with] Index and Digest of Evidence to the Report from the Select Committee on Publications. Session 1907.

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[Report from the House of Commons Select Committee on Publications, 1907.]
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Both 'Report' and 'Index': 'Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed, 26 July 1907.' and both 'London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, by Wyman and Sons, Limited, 109, Fetter Lane, E.C.'
£95.00

Report: 8vo, xiv + 76 pp. In original blue printed wraps. Index: six pages, unbound, continuing pagination to 81. Both items fair, on aged paper with slight damp staining to extremities and both carrying unobtrusive stamp of the University of Hull. The Select Committee was 'appointed to examine the PUBLICATIONS printed by Order of this HOUSE [of Commons], or presented to it through PUBLIC DEPARTMENTS, and to call attention to any case in which unnecessary expense has been incurred'. Uncommon: the only copy of the 'Report' on COPAC at Southampton, and no copy of the 'Index'.

[Broadside; architectural proposals] Buckingham House [Extracted from the John Bull, of July 31, 1831].

Author: 
[F.W. Trench, M.P. for Cambridge]
Broadside; architectural proposals] Buckingham House
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[London, 1831].
£180.00
Broadside; architectural proposals] Buckingham House

Two pages, folio, 3 small closed tears, small part of a corner torn off, some marginal staining, mainly good condition. The article states that Trench some years since proposed forming a continuous quay along the nothern shore of the Thames, has published other proposals: A Proposition for the Disposal of Buckingham House, for a National Picture Gallery, A National Statue Gallery, and for the King's College; leaving one entire end of the Palace and one Wing, with the whole of the other Attics, for other public purposes.

[MS.] A State of the Matter with relation to the Amending of Money Bills sent from the Com[m]ons to the Lords.

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[Money Bills in the Houses of Parliament; the Lords exclusion from financial decisions]
[Sir Walter Raleigh; William Raven, Sea Captain]
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[Early 1700s].
£750.00
[Sir Walter Raleigh; William Raven, Sea Captain]

65pp., folio, marbled wrap front only, ragged. It considers the issue of money bills and the two Houses between 1661 and 1703. Pencilled note, front free endpaper verso, "Unique M.S. from Earl of Harrowby's Collection".  The writer discusses various bills and their progress though amendment and proviso, precedent, dissent, and committee, commencing with the context: "There do not appear in their Lordships Journals any thing Remarkable touching that matter till after the Restoration, when the Lords from that Time to the year 1695 frequently amended Money Bills of all kinds , , , ".

[Printed] Copy of a Letter addressed to Her Majesty's Secretary of State for the Home Department by the General Board of Health, Dated 20th July 1854; with a Digest of the Information [...] with regard to [...] Inventions for the Consumption of Smoke

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General Board of Health, Whitehall [Tom Taylor, secretary; Inventions for the Consumption of Smoke; Victorian pollution]
Inventions for the Consumption of Smoke
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London: Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, Printers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty. For Her Majesty's Stationery Office. 1855.
£125.00
Inventions for the Consumption of Smoke

Folio, 29 + [i] pp. Disbound. Text complete and clear. Fair, on lightly-aged paper. Faint accession stamp at head of title. 'In accordance with the request of Viscount Palmerston, conveyed in Mr. Fitzroy's letter of the 31st day of October 1853, the Board have instituted very extensive inquiries among those acquainted with the means for the prevention of smoke, a great part of the evidence thus received being given in abstract in the Appendix to this Report.' The appendix runs from p. 11 to p. 29. Scarce: the only individual copy on COPAC at Southampton.

[Printed House of Commons report into policing in London, 1838.] Report from Select Committee on Metropolitan Police Offices; With the Minutes of Evidence, Appendix and Index.

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House of Commons Select Committee report into Metropolis Police Offices [London policing], 1838
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London, 1838. ['(Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be Printed, 11 July 1838.']
£150.00

PRINTED HOUSE OF COMMONS SELECT COMMITTEE METROPOLIS POLICE OFFICES 1838 POLICING CRIME PUNISHMENT LONDON ENGLAND NINETEENTH CENTURY SIR PETER LAURIE CHARLES DICKENS

[Printed House of Commons Select Committee report into the Calthorpe Street Riot, London, 1833.] Report from Select Committee on Cold Bath Fields Meeting: with the Minutes of Evidence.

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House of Commons Select Committee report into the Cold Bath Fields Meeting [Calthorpe Street Riot, London], 1833
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London, 1833. ['Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed, 23 August 1833.']
£56.00

PRINTED HOUSE OF COMMONS SELECT COMMITTEE 1833 COLDBATH FIELDS MEETING CALTHORPE STREET RIOT LONDON ENGLISH BRITISH POLICING PUBLIC DISORDER

[Printed House of Commons report into London police offices, 1837] Report from the select committee on Metropolis Police Offices; with the Minutes of Evidence, Appendix and Index.

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House of Commons Select Committee report on Metropolis Police Offices [London policing], 1837 [Edward Gibbon Wakefield]
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London, 1837. ['Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be printed, 29 June 1837.']
£180.00

PRINTED HOUSE OF COMMONS SELECT COMMITTEE REPORT 1833 METROPOLITAN POLICE POLICING CRIME CRIMINOLOGY ENGLISH BRITISH GEORGIAN EDWARD GIBBON WAKEFIELD

[Printed House of Commons report, 1833.] Report from the Select Committee on Metropolitan Police.

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House of Commons Select Committee Report on Metropolitan Police, 1833
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London, 1833. ['Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed, 16 August 1833.']
£56.00

PRINTED HOUSE OF COMMONS SELECT COMMITTEE REPORT 1833 METROPOLITAN POLICE POLICING CRIME CRIMINOLOGY ENGLISH BRITISH GEORGIAN

[Printed House of Commons report into policing in London, 1822] Report from the Select Committee on the Police of The Metropolis.

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House of Commons Select Committee report on police of the metropolis [London policing], 1822
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London, 1822. ['Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed, 17 June 1822.']
£150.00

PRINTED HOUSE OF COMMONS SELECT COMMITTEE REPORT 1833 METROPOLITAN POLICE POLICING CRIME CRIMINOLOGY ENGLISH BRITISH GEORGIAN

[Printed House of Commons Select Committee report on policing in London, 1812] Report on the Nightly Watch and Police of the Metropolis

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House of Commons Select Committee report on the nightly watch and police of the metropolis [London policing], 1812
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London, 1812. ['Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be printed, 24 March 1812.']
£85.00

PRINTED HOUSE OF COMMONS SELECT COMMITTEE REPORT 1833 METROPOLITAN POLICE POLICING CRIME CRIMINOLOGY ENGLISH BRITISH GEORGIAN

[Printed House of Commons report, 1833] Report from the Select Committee on the Petition of Frederick Young and others, (Police.)

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House of Commons Select Committee report on the Petition of Frederick Young and Others (police) [London police spies], 1833
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London, 1833. ['Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be Printed, 6 August 1833.']
£56.00

RINTED HOUSE OF COMMONS SELECT COMMITTEE REPORT 1833 METROPOLITAN POLICE POLICING CRIME CRIMINOLOGY ENGLISH BRITISH GEORGIAN WILLIAM COBBETT FREDERICK YOUNG

[Printed House of Commons report on London policing, 1818] Third Report from the Committee on the State of the Police of The Metropolis; with Minutes of the Evidence taken before the Committee; and an Appendix. [with plan of New Prison, Clerkenwell]

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House of Commons Select Committee report, 1818 [London policing and prisons; Clerkenwell Prison; Cold Bath Fields Prision; Tothill Fields prison]
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London, 1818. ['Ordered by The House of Commons, to be Printed, 5 June 1818.']
£120.00

RINTED HOUSE OF COMMONS SELECT COMMITTEE REPORT 1833 METROPOLITAN POLICE POLICING CRIME CRIMINOLOGY ENGLISH BRITISH GEORGIAN CLERKENWELL HOUSE OF DETENTION COLD BATH FIELDS TOTHILL FIELDS PRISON

[Printed handbill libretto.] The House that Jack built. A Nursery Cantata. With Solos, Choruses, and Incidental Music, Composed expressly for the Royal Aquarium, by Mr. George Fox. The Juvenile Troupe, Under the Direction of Mr. J. E. Nolan.

Author: 
George Fox [The Juvenile Troupe; J. E. Nolan; The Royal Aquarium and Winter Garden, London; Hutchins & Romer, Conduit Street]
The House that Jack built. A Nursery Cantata
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[Circa 1880.] 'The Music Published by Messrs Hutchins & Romer, Conduit Street, Regent Street'.
£56.00
The House that Jack built. A Nursery Cantata

Small 4to, 4 pp. Bifolium. Text clear and complete. Fair, on browned high-acidity paper. Neat strip of stub from mounting in album still adhering to inner margin of verso of second leaf. Headed 'Words.' All but first chorus in double-column. A mixture of the original 'House that Jack built' with 'Jack and Jill'. Begins with 'Chorus. - "This is the house that Jack built."', the first lines of which are 'Our labours are done, our recompense won, | And anger has been on no back spilt, | So now with one voice we'll laugh and rejoice | As this is the house that Jack built.' Characters are: Mr.

[Printed pamphlet] A List of the Lords, who Protested against some Proceedings, in Relation to the Case of Dr. Henry Sacheverell, in the House of Peers; with their Lordships Reasons for Entring their Protestations.

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[Great Britain; Parliament; House of Lords; Henry Sacheverell]
Proceedings, in Relation to the Case of Dr. Henry Sacheverell
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London: Printed in the Year, 1710. [Publisher not stated.]
£56.00
Proceedings, in Relation to the Case of Dr. Henry Sacheverell

12mo, 15 pp. In modern brown paper wraps (easily removed). Clear and complete. In fair condition, on aged paper. Wraps stamped 'J467'. This item has a complicated publishing history (not made easier by the large number of microfilm reproductions listed on COPAC). This copy has 'Price Two Pence.' at the foot of the title, which - with a triangular geometric vignette made up of ten flowers - is enclosed in a frame. The reverse of the last leaf is blank and there is no cancel.

Typed Letter Signed ('Philip Hay.') to Arnold Lunn from the Private Secretary the Duchess of Kent, congratulating on her behalf Peter Kirwan Taylor for winning the Duke of Kent Cup in skiing, and sending her best wishes to the Kandahar Ski Club.

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Philip Hay, Private Secretary to the Duchess of Kent [Sir Arnold Lunn (1888-1974), British skier and mountaineer; Peter Kirwan Taylor (b.1930, designer of the Lotus Elite car); Kandahar Ski Club]
Typed Letter Signed ('Philip Hay.') to Arnold Lunn
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18 January 1949; on Marlborough House.
£28.00
Typed Letter Signed ('Philip Hay.') to Arnold Lunn

4to, 1 p. Text clear and complete. Fair, on lightly-aged and creased paper. Lunn and Kirwan-Taylor were closely associated with the Ski Club of Great Britain, both compiling reports for it in 1951.

Speech of Sergeant Talfourd on Literary Property delivered in the House of Commons, on the 18th of May, 1837.

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Sergeant Talfourd [Thomas Noon Talfourd] (1795-1854), English judge and writer [Copyright Bill, 1837]
Speech of Sergeant Talfourd on Literary Property
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[1837.] London: Published by Sherwood and Co., Paternoster-row. [Bradford , Red lion-ct. Fleet-st.]
£185.00
Speech of Sergeant Talfourd on Literary Property

8vo, 16 pp Disbound. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper, with the final page a little discoloured. Ownership inscriptions of 'Charles Hall Hemphill' and 'James | May 1837'. A significant work: a milestone in the history of copyright law. According to the eleventh edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, this speech introducing Talfourd's Copyright Bill 'was considered the most telling made in the House during that session'. No copy listed on COPAC, and WorldCat lists three copies (all foreign).

Part of Autograph Letter Signed, Consuelo Manchester, to unknown correspondent about House Party

Author: 
Consuelo Manchester [Countess of Manchester]
Part of Autograph Letter Signed, Consuelo Manchester
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No place or date survivng.
£38.00
Part of Autograph Letter Signed, Consuelo Manchester

Final page of a letter, 8vo, good condition. "am just back here.

Autograph Letter Signed ('Onslow' [Earl of Onslow]) to an unnamed male recipient on servants

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William Hillier Onslow (1853-1911), 4th Earl of Onslow, British Conservative politician and Governor of New Zealand, 1889-1892.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Onslow' [Earl of Onslow]) to an unnamed male recipient
Publication details: 
23 June [no year]; 'by Richmond to Whitehall', on cancelled Clandon Park letterhead.
£38.00
Autograph Letter Signed ('Onslow' [Earl of Onslow]) to an unnamed male recipient

12mo, 2 pp. Twenty-two lines. Text clear and complete. Regarding his footman Alfred McCloud, who has obtained with the recipient 'as Messenger'. I have taken no steps to fill his place till now & in the middle of the London Season it may be very inconvenient to be without a footman'. His butler is 'taking immediate steps to secure a man', but he would 'be glad to know how far you could meet my convenience in waiting for A. McCloud until I am suited'.

Two parliamentary reports. 'Siam. No. 1 (1893). Copies of Despatches [...] for constituting a neutral state between their [British and French] possessions in Indo-China.' and 'East India (Siam and the Upper Mekong). [...] Agreement with France'

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[East India (Siam and the Upper Mekong); Indo-China; House of Commons; Parliamentary papers]
East India (Siam and the Upper Mekong), Parliamentarys
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The first, published 1893, for Her Majesty's Stationery Office by Harrison and Sons. The second, published 1896, for Her Majesty's Stationery Office by Eyre and Spottiswoode
£125.00
East India (Siam and the Upper Mekong), Parliamentarys

First (1893) pamphlet: 8vo, 5 pp. Text clear and complete. On high-acidity paper with chipping to margins. A couple of leaves detached. Law Society stamped at head of title page. Full title reads: 'Siam. No. 1 (1893). Copies of Despatches from Her Majesty's Ambassador at Paris relative to the Agreement between Great Britain and France for constituting a Neutral Space between their Possessions in Indo-China. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. December 1893.' Almost all the despatches are between Jules Develle and the Marquis of Dufferin.

Autograph Letter Signed ('Churchill') to unnmamed male correspondent, regarding a plan to establish a new London theatre.

Author: 
Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill (1794-1840), aristocrat and army officer, second son of the fifth Duke of Marlborough [London theatres]
Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill, aristocrat and army officer, Letter on ne Theatr
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3 May [1835?]; 24 Pulteney Street, Bath.
£125.00
Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill, aristocrat and army officer, Letter on ne Theatr

4to, 3 pp. Bifolium. Fifty lines of text. Clear and complete. Good, on lightly-aged and worn paper. He is willing 'to become a Patronizer' of the 'Society', and gives directions regarding shares. Suggests that 'the Committee should be a little more dovetailed with men of Rank & M.P.s as People always look at the Names in a Committee [...] I trust the Theatre will be West of Regent Street if Possible or of the Pantheon, & that the Committee Room may likewise be in the West'.

Small archive of 22 Typed Letters Signed ('Frank Baines') and one Autograph Letter Signed, to G. K. Menzies, Secretary, Royal Society of Arts, with documents including a draft speech by Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, with Baldwin's emendations.

Author: 
Sir Frank Baines (1877-1933), British architect, Director of Works, Her Majesty's Office of Works [Stanley Baldwin]
Publication details: 
1927 to 1928; on letterheads of the Director of Works, H.M. Office of Works, and 34, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, W.C.2. [London].
£450.00

The collection is in very good condition, on slightly aged and dusty paper. Several items bear the Society's stamp. An interesting and significant correspondence. The letters, in a variety of formats from 12mo to foolscap, are often long, and are written in an informal tone. Indicating Baines's deep involvement in the Society's affairs, they most significantly concern an appeal, organised by Baines on behalf of the Society, 'for the preservation of the cottage architecture of Great Britain', with the backing and involvement of Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin.

Autograph Letter Signed ('C Fane') to G. Joy, discussing the reform of the Court of Chancery.

Author: 
Robert George Cecil Fane (1796-1864), English Judge, as Commissioner of the Court of Bankruptcy [Court of Chancery]
Publication details: 
19 August 1844; Court of Bankruptcy.
£300.00

12mo, 3 pp. Thirty-three lines. Text clear and complete. Fair, on lightly-aged paper, with traces of mount on reverse of second leaf, which is docketed 'C. Fane to G. Joy | 19 Augt. 1844'. A significant and interesting letter, on a topic later tackled by Dickens in 'Bleak House', by a judge who was an active member of the Law Amendment Society, and whose decisions, according to his entry in the Oxford DNB, 'were frequently the subject of comment', although 'very few of his judgments were reversed on appeal'.

Autograph Letter Signed ('G. J. Younghusband') to Lord Bolton.

Author: 
Major General Sir George Younghusband (1859-1944), author and oriental traveller, Keeper of the Jewel House at the Tower of London
Publication details: 
8 September 1901; on letterhead of Culmington Manor, Craven Arms, R.S.O., Shropshire.
£35.00

12mo, 2 pp. Bifolium with mourning border. Fair, on lightly-aged and creased paper. He thanks him for the grouse ('very greatly appreciated') and thinks that 'the show at York went off first class'.

Seven letters to Lord Dalhousie, as Lord in Waiting [whip] in the House of Lords, from peers, regarding the second reading of a bill entitled 'Marriage with the Sister of a Deceased Wife'.

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[John William Ramsay (1847-1887), 13th Earl of Dalhousie, Lord in Waiting in Gladstone's Liberal Government, 1880-1885] [Farrer; Kilmorey; Kinnaird; Kinnoull; Montrose; Strafford; Wharncliffe]
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May, June and July 1885. From various locations (see below).
£280.00

According to the diarist Sir Edward Walter Hamilton, the second reading of the Divorced Wife's Sister Bill caused 'great excitement'. Due to clerical opposition, the Bill did not reach the statute book until 1907, and even then in a limited form. These seven items provide an interesting glimpse into the inner workings of the Victorian legislative process. All are clear and complete, and docketed by Dalhousie in red. All in fair condition, with various degrees of aging.

Autograph Letter Signed ('E Herbert') to Wyatt, on the subject of 'the lighting of the Wilton Chapel'.

Author: 
Edward Herbert (d.1870?) [Thomas Henry Wyatt (1807-1880); Wilton House]
Publication details: 
Cairo. Feby. 18. 1864.'
£45.00

12mo, 2 pp. With mourning border. 42 lines. Text clear and complete. On aged and worn paper, with slight chipping to extremities. Herbert has not yet received Wyatt's 'promised letter', but wants 'to say one word [...] about the lighting of the Wilton Chapel. The Gap must be brought to the centre of the Ceiling before the works are completed, as Mr. Olivier wishes to give Eveng. Lectures to the Servants on different occasions & I thought a Corona in the centre would light the whole [...] I can quite trust to yr. Taste to choose one.

Manuscript Receipt from William Homer [Horner?], presumed London dealer in tea, addressed to Dr [Alexander Pudsey of Magdalen College, Oxford (c.1636-1721) with letter from Horner.

Author: 
[Early Tea Payment Receipt 1717]
Publication details: 
London, 5 Nov. 1717.
£600.00

From a small archive of Twining Family Papers. One page. crumpled fold marks, spotted, minor damage with loss of a letter or two (from "Pudsey" as addressee), text clear and otherwise complete, as follows: "Dr. Pu[dsey] | Boufght of William Horner Octob.

Autograph Letter Signed ('Le Despencer') to an unnamed correspondent (a neighbouring landowner?).

Author: 
Francis Dashwood (1708-1781), 11th Baron Le Despencer, politician and rake; member of the Hellfire Club; founder of the Monks of Medmenham Abbey
Publication details: 
Hanover Square, London, 7 May 1779
£550.00

4to: 1 p. 10 lines of text. Good, on lightly aged paper. Text clear and entire. Docketed on the reverse of the otherwise-blank second leaf of the bifolium. See preceding letter on same subject (#8136). He hoped to have met his correspondent "ar WestWycombe" to discuss the cottage occupied by a "poor man" which may be on a neighbour's land. A "trifling affair". "I did nequire about it last summer, and was told that it was built on the waste by some poor man and I suppose some small fine might have been set on it by the Jury at my Court as a trespass on the waste.

Printer's trade catalogue, titled 'Cut Book. Showing a few of the many cuts carried in stock and for sale by The Enterprise Printing House, Corfu, N.Y.' Containing more than a hundred vignettes, with prices.

Author: 
The Enterprise Printing House, Corfu, New York [American trade catalogue]
Publication details: 
Undated [late Victorian or Edwardian]. Corfu, New York State.
£200.00

8vo (23 x 15 cm), 32 pp. Stapled. Outer pages in blue. In fair condition, with a little damp-staining at the head of the first leaf (with minimal effect on the text), and a tiny dab of the same staining continuing at the corner of each leaf (not affecting the text). Title-page on cover illustrated by C. H. Dennis, showing Uncle Sam sharpening a razor of 'GOOD CUTS'. Note on page 2 begins: 'THIS CUT BOOK contains a few of the many varieties and styles of cuts which we carry in stock and use on your printing free of charge. We have many more and are constantly adding new designs. [...]'.

List of Different Houses' (docketed 'List of Houses and Correspondences established by the House of Gopaldoss'), signed '/A true copy/ | Jno White | <?>'.

Author: 
[East India Company; British Raj; the House of Gopaldoss]
Publication details: 
Without place or date [circa 1820?].
£120.00

One page, octavo. Very good. On paper with 'C TAYLOR' Britannia watermarked paper. Possibly an East India Company document. Of obscure meaning, headed 'List of Different Houses', and consisting of two columns (the left-hand one of sixteen lines, and the right-hand of eleven). Includes 'Moorshedabad', 'Massulipatam', 'Poona, the Money paid to Mr. Mallet', 'Ahumabad the Residency of their Correspondent's' and 'The Mahratta Army'. With 'Exd: W D' in bottom left-hand corner. Docketed on reverse of second leaf of bifolium, with reference 'No. 149. A. | Entd at Dell <?d.> | " - MS'.

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