J.

[Captain G. Skeffington Smyth, Adjutant, The Motor Volunteer Corps.] Typed Letter Signed, a circular requesting that the recipient 'assist the Admiralty [...] by helping to drive the Officers of the French Fleet from London to Maidenhead'.

Author: 
Captain G. Skeffington Smyth [Lt-Col. Geoffrey Henry Julian Skeffington Smyth [FitzPatrick] (1873-1939], DSO, Adjutant, The Motor Volunteer Corps [The Admiralty, London; the Entente Cordiale, 1904]
Publication details: 
29 Sackville Street, London, W. 25 July 1905.
£56.00

1p., 8vo. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. An interesting document, from the period immediately following the signing of the Entente Cordiale.

[Julius Parnell Gibson, Keeper of Manuscripts, British Museum.] Two Autograph Letters Signed and one Autograph Note Signed (all three 'J. P. Gibson') to an unnamed woman regarding a collection of 'old deeds', for which he makes an unsuccessful offer.

Author: 
Julius Parnell Gibson [J. P. Gibson] (1868-1929), Keeper of Manuscripts, British Museum, London
Publication details: 
All three on letterhead of the Department of Manuscripts, British Museum, London, WC. 4, 14 and 17 December 1912.
£220.00

Casting an interesting sidelight on the purchasing practices of the British Museum Manuscripts Department. All three items in good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Totalling 6pp., 12mo. On three bifoliums. ONE: ALS. 4 December 1912. 3pp., 12mo. As it is 'difficult to advise without further information as to the nature of the old papers' he invites her to 'send them up' so that he can 'report whether there is any probability of their purchase by the Trustees of the British Museum'. If they are 'bulky' he suggests sending 'specimens'.

[Ernest Rhys, author.] Three Autograph Letters Signed and one Typed Letter Signed to Anglo-Irish poet Sylvia Lynd, regarding both their poetry and a literary proposal for her.

Author: 
Ernest Rhys (1859-1946), writer and founding editor of Everyman's Library [Sylvia Lynd (1888-1952), Anglo-Irish poet, wife of the essayist Robert Lynd (1879-1949)]
Publication details: 
The ALsS from Whiteleaf, Princes Risborough (1); and The Bell House, Askett, Monks Risborough, Buckinghamshire (2). The TLS on J. M. Dent letterhead of 'Everyman's Library | Edited by Ernest Rhys'. Between 1930 and 1934.
£120.00

The three items are in fair condition, lightly aged and creased. Totalling 7pp., 8vo. ONE: ALS. From Whiteleaf, Princes Risborough; 11 Nov. 1930. Begins 'I heard the other day of a poem of yours, that a young soldier carried about in the war, till he was killed. It was sent home with his papers, & some day I hope to have it - his own copy of it - from a friend, & to send it to you | Why tell you of this now? Because the news of your mother's death has been weighing on my mind, & I wanted to say a word, yet knew how unconsoling words can be.' TWO: ALS.

[Pamphlet by Richard Cobden-Sanderson, inscribed by the author.] Poems by Jessie Grosvenor.

Author: 
Jessie Grosvenor [Richard Cobden-Sanderson (1884-1964), printer and publisher]
Publication details: 
Richard Cobden Sanderson, 17 Thavies Inn [London]. 1921. [Woods & Sons, Ltd., Printers, Upper St., London, N.1.
£200.00

23 + [1]pp., 12mo. Stitched, in blue printed wraps. Aged and worn, with creasing to wraps and fly-leaf, which is inscribed 'Ivor James | from | J. A. Grosvenor | May 20. 1921.' Excessively scarce: the only copy on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat at the British Library.

[J. Rhodes & Sons, Ltd., manufacturers of sheet metal working machinery.] Trade catalogue, profusely illustrated with photographs and diagrams, and detailed descriptive text.

Author: 
J. Rhodes & Sons, Ltd. Grove Iron Works, Wakefield, manufacturers of sheet metal working machinery, founded 1824 [Edwardian trade catalogue]
Publication details: 
J. Rhodes & Sons, Ltd., Grove Iron Works, Wakefield. London Office, 37, Walbrook, E.C. [J. H. Davenport & Co., Columbian Printing Works, Leeds, Yorks.] [1901.]
£80.00

409 + [6]pp., 8vo. In blue cloth, with ornate design printed in silver on front cover, around a laid down photographic portrait of 'The late Alderman J. Rhodes, J.P. Founder of the Firm in 1824.' Spine reads: '1824. J. RHODES & SONS, LTD., 1901.' Text embossed on back cover. In fair condition, on aged paper, in lightly-worn and aged binding. Two leaves of addenda tipped-in, the first, with text printed in red, headed 'Notice. - American Competition!'; the second carrying text and illustration of the '"Rhodes" "Excelsior" Treadle Guillotine Shear'.

[Printed book, in the series 'Handbooks for the Indian Army'.] Gurkhas. Compiled under the orders of the Government of India by Captain C. J. Morris, 2nd Bn., 3rd Q.A.O. Gurkha Rifles.

Author: 
Captain C. J. Morris, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Q. A. O. Gurkha Rifles [The British Army in India]
Publication details: 
[Government of India.] Delhi: Manager of Publications. 1933.
£120.00

[10] + 179pp. Seven fold outs, comprising five tables, a 'Chart showing terms used in Gurkha relationships', and a coloured 'Skeleton Map of Nepal | Showing Distribution of Tribes' ('Published under the direction of Colonel Commandant E. A. Tandy, R.E., Surveyor General of India.') Internally in good condition, lightly aged and worn, in worn binding with black cloth spine and cream boards with printed front cover, which carries the ownership signature of 'Phillips'. Ex Libris of R. A. Scoates on front pastedown.

[Messrs. J. & S. Ricardo & Co., London bankers.] Manuscript Letter, signed 'J & S Ricardo', accepting 'Fifty Shares in the Colombian mining Association'.

Author: 
Messrs. J. & S. Ricardo & Co., London bankers [Colombian Mining Association; David Ricardo (1772-1823), economist]
Publication details: 
Throgmorton Street [London]. 27 November 1824.
£120.00

1p., 12mo. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Reads: 'Gentlemen/ | We are very much obliged to you for your offer of Fifty Shares in the Colombian mining Association which we have great pleasure in accepting. We did not make any application as we had hoped to have heard first from you on the subject.' The family firm of the economist and MP David Ricardo, who had been disowned on his marriage to a gentile in 1793. It did substantial business in the Hispanic world.

[J. G. Wilson, proprietor of London booksellers J. & E. Bumpus Ltd.] Autograph notebook containing draft of talk to trainee booksellers on 'Modern Fine & First Editions', proposals for 'Anecdotal History of Bookselling' and for trade 'social club'.

Author: 
J. G. Wilson [John Gideon Wilson] (1876-1963), 'the most famous English bookseller of his time' and proprietor of the prestigious London firm of J. & E. Bumpus Ltd., 477 Oxford Street
Publication details: 
Without date or place. [J. & E. Bumpus Ltd., 477 Oxford Street.]
£1,350.00

It is Sir Basil Blackwell, in his DNB entry on Wilson, who described him as 'the most famous English [sic] bookseller of his time'. The freshness and enthusiasm conveyed by this small volume supports Blackwell's view that Wilson viewed 'bookselling not so much as a matter of retail trade as a service in which bookseller and customer met and shared the experience of contact with the precious manifestations of the spirit of man', as well as casting light on the methods and practices which made Wilson so successful.

[The Coronation, 1953.] Plans, sections and elevations, with letters and memoranda, by the Scottish architect Joseph Wilson, ARIBA, for the 'Proposed Coronation Stand' and 'Accommodation' at London booksellers J. & E. Bumpus Ltd., 477 Oxford Street.

Author: 
[The Coronation, 1953.] [Joseph Wilson (b.c.1888), Glasgow architect; J. & E. Bumpus Ltd., 477 Oxford Street, prestigious London bookshop owned by J. G. Wilson [John Gideon Wilson] (1876-1963)]
Publication details: 
Joseph Wilson, 200 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, C2. [J. & E. Bumpus Ltd., 477 Oxford Street, London.] Eleven items, all dating from 1952.
£450.00

For more about Joseph Wilson, ARIBA, FRIAS, see his entry in the Dictionary of Scottish Architects. From the familiar tone of his letters (Items Seven, Ten and Eleven below), there is every indication that he was closely related to his client, J. G. Wilson, proprietor of the prestigious firm of J. & E. Bumpus Ltd, and a man described by Sir Basil Blackwell (in his DNB entry on Wilson) as 'the most famous English [sic] bookseller of his time'. Eleven items, in good condition, lightly aged and worn.

[Printed item, inscribed by the author.] Tewin-Water, or the Story of Lady Cathcart; being a supplement to the "History of Enfield," With an Appendix of Additional Notes, by Edward Ford.

Author: 
Edward Ford [J. H. Meyers, printer of Enfield, Middlesex; Augusta Maclagan]
Publication details: 
'Printed for the benefit of the Girls' School of Industry and not published.' Enfield: Printed by J. H. Meyers. 1876.
£60.00

77pp., 8vo. Tastefully printed. In red cloth binding with title in gilt on cover. In fair condition, with light signs of age and wear. Inscription at head of title-page: 'Augusta Maclagan | from the Author | Enfield | Nov. 18. 1882.' Uncommon.

[Vance Palmer, Australian poet and critic.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Vance Palmer') to an unnamed correspondent, discussing his political work, and praising writing by Bernard Shaw, John Galsworthy and J. M. Synge.

Author: 
Vance Palmer [Edward Vivian Palmer] (1885-1959), Australian poet and critic, who collaborated with his wife Nettie Palmer [Janet Gertrude Palmer, née Higgins] (1885-1964)
Publication details: 
A<?>, <Chelsea?>. [1907.]
£220.00

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. 72 lines of text. For more about Palmer, see his entry in the Australian Dictionary of Biography. The start of the letter indicates its tone: 'Dear old man, | I was exceedingly glad to get your interesting newsy letter last week - more glad than I can say. The "New Age" did not turn up, for which I was sorry as I was looking forward to seeing the good old paper again, but this writing of Bernard Shaw for the "Pall Mall Gazette" delighted me. What a splendid dialectician he is!

[John Percival Day, Professor of Economics, McGill University, Montreal.] Six large notebooks, filled with autograph lectures on economic affairs and history, delivered at the Dundee School of Social Study and Training and McGill University, Montreal

Author: 
John Percival Day (1880-1949), Professor of Economics, McGill University, Montreal [University of St Andrews; University of London; Stephen Leacock]
Publication details: 
Dundee School of Social Study and Training (University of St Andrews), Scotland; McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Dating from between 1920 and 1942.
£2,500.00

A total of 1290 pages, in six 4to notebooks. Internally clean, on lightly aged paper, in worn and repaired bindings, with the back cover of one of the volumes loose. Day has signed three of the covers, and decorated the cover of one volume with the crests of three Universities: Montenegro, St Andrews and London. All the texts are carefully written out Day's neat, close hand, with tables and graphs, some titles in red ink, and occasional pencil annotations. A list of the contents of the six volumes ends this description.

[J. & R. Edmiston,Glasgow Auctioneers and Valuators.] Manuscript results slip and Typed Letter Signed ('J. & R. Edmiston') to the Rev. W. C. Mitchell of East Mans, Larbert, regarding sales of his 'Tokens'.

Author: 
J. & R. Edmiston, Auctioneers and Valuators, 7 West Nile Street, Glasgow [Rev. W. C. Mitchell, East Manse, Larbert]
Publication details: 
Both items on letterheads of J. & R. Edmiston, Auctioneers and Valuators, 7 West Nile Street, Glasgow. Results slip dated 16 March 1914; letter dated 5 October 1916.
£120.00

ONE: Manuscript results slip, on the firm's letterhead, headed 'BRANCH AUCTION ROOMS - 16 DRURY STREET'. 1p., 12mo. On aged paper, with chipping to extremities and part torn away at foot (not affecting text). Recording that £22 13s 1d has been realised 'By Tokens as per priced Catalogue' and 'To Commission, Selling &c'. Against this are seven itemised 'Outlays' (including 'Advertising in Herald' and 'Likely buyers'), leaving a sum due of £18 4s 5d. TWO: Typed Letter Signed ('J. & R. Edmiston'). 1p., 12mo. In fair condition, on aged paper.

[Printed pamphlet.] A Contribution towards an Investigation of the changes which have taken place in the condition of the people of the United Kingdom during the eight years extending from the harvest of 1839 to the harvest of 1847; [...]

Author: 
J. T. Danson of the Middle Temple [[John Towne Danson (1817-1898); The Statistical Society, London]
Publication details: 
For private circulation. Read before the Statistical Society, 21st Feb. 1848. London: Printed by M. & W. Collis, 52, Bow Lane, Cheapside. 1848.
£50.00

40pp., 12mo. Stitched and unbound. In good condition, lightly aged and worn, with slight damage to the fore-edge of the findal leaf. The title continues: 'and | An Attempt to develope [sic] the connexion (if any) between the changes observed and the variations occuring during the same period in the prices of the most necessary articles of food.'

[Printed item.] An Address to Her Royal Highness the Princess Charlotte, on Her Marriage; shewing the Cause of the Distress of the Country, and pointing out a safe and effectual Remedy.

Author: 
'An Englishman' [Princess Charlotte of Wales (1796-1817); A. J. Valpy, London printer and editor of 'The Pamphleteer']
Publication details: 
'Original. 1816.' [Extracted from 'The Pamphleteer', vol. 8, no. 16, published by A. J. Valpy, London.]
£100.00

[44]pp., 8vo, paginated 487-530. Rebound in modern red cloth binding, with red leather label on cover, with title 'ADDRESS TO HRH PRINCESS CHARLOTTE' in gilt. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn.

[Sir David Harrel, Under Secretary, Dublin Castle.] Two printed forms, both signed by him 'D Harrel', regarding the application for the post of Resident Magistrate by John G. Cookman of Dublin and Waterford.

Author: 
Sir David Harrel, Under Secretary, Dublin Castle, 1896-1900 [John G. Cookman, Dublin and Waterford; Ireland; Irish]
Publication details: 
Both from Dublin Castle [Ireland]. The first dated 30 March 1894 and the second 6 July 1895.
£90.00

Both items 1p., foolscap 8vo. Both in fair condition, on aged paper. ONE: Addressed to: 'John G. Cookman, Esqre. | Tintern, | Arthurstown | Via Waterford.' Acknowledging the receipt of Cookman's letters, with enclosures, 'offering yourself as a Candidate for the Post of [Resident Magistrate]'. TWO: Addressed to 'J. G. Cookman Esq | 112 Pembroke Road | Dublin'.

[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.

[Five pamphlets of laws relating to education from The States of Jersey.] 'Lois sur les Ecoles Elémentaires, etc.', 'Law on Primary Instruction', and three 'Règlements' ('Teachers' (Superannuation) Act 1925', and two on 'Pupil Teacher Centre').

Author: 
[The States of Jersey [Les États de Jersey; Êtats d'Jèrri]; J. T. Bigwood, Imprimeur des États; C.-P. Du Parcq, Imprimeur-Libraire]
Publication details: 
All printed in Jersey, the first (1899, 'Réimpression 1901') by C.-P. Du Parcq, Imprimeur-Libraire, 23, Halkett Place; the other four by 'J.-T. Bigwood, Imprimeur des États, 13, Broad Street: 1909, 1912, 1913 and 1929.
£250.00

All five items are scarce, with no copies of any of them located on either COPAC or OCLC WorldCat. ONE: 'Ordre de Sa Très Excellente Majeste en Conseil En date du 14 Juillet 1899, confirment certain Acte des Etats En date du 29 Mai 1899, intitule: Loi sur les Ecoles Elementaires, etc. Enregistre le 19 Aout 1899.' [19]pp. (text paginated 565-583), 12mo. No wraps. In fair condition, aged, and with punch hole at head. With shelfmarks (of the Board of Education Reference Library, London).

[North West Frontier Province on eve of Second Mohmand Campaign, 1935] Typed secret British RAF Signals report titled 'Tribal Reconnaissance. Northern Area - Bajaur, Utman Khel, & Mohmand Country.' Describing territory from Shabkadr to Abazai Fort.

Author: 
[Corporal J. P. Murray, Royal Air Force Signals Detachment; North West Frontier Province, British India; Bajaur; Utman Khel; Pashtun Tribes; Afghanistan; Second Mohmand Campaign, 1935.]
Publication details: 
Report undated, with latest date references to '25-4-1933', i.e. 25 April 1933. In envelope marked '1-2-37', i.e. 1 February 1937. Envelope addressed to Corporal J. P. Murray, RAF Signals, Bannu, N.W.F.P. [North West Frontier Province]
£400.00

14pp., foolscap 8vo. Carbon copy of typescript, consisting of a covering page and the report itself, paginated 1-13. With a few minor manuscript emendations. In good condition, on lightly aged and worn paper. In brown paper 1937 OHMS envelope ('S.E.6.'), stamped 'SECRET' twice, with red wax seals of the '20 (A.C.) SQUADRON | R.A.F.', and typed address: '513996. Corporal Murray, J.P. | Royal Air Force Signals Detachment (No. 20 (AC) Squadron). | BANNU, N.W.F.P.' The covering page of the report is stamped 'RESTRICTED', and reads: 'SECRET. | TRIBAL RECONNAISSANCE.

[Reformatory and Refuge Union, London.] Three issues of 'The Classified List of Child-Saving Institutions, certified by Government or connected with the Reformatory and Refuge Union or Children's Aid Society.

Author: 
[The Reformatory and Refuge Union or Children's Aid Society, London; Arthur J. S. Maddison]
Publication details: 
All three: London: Reformatory and Refuge Union, the first (15th ed, 1897) from 32 Charing Cross, S.W., and the other two (19th ed., 1909; 21st ed., 1915) from Victoria House, 117, Victoria Street, S.W.
£380.00

The three items in uniform light-blue wraps. Housed in a worn solander box with brass clasp. With labels, stamps and shelfmarks of the Board of Education Reference Library. The first of the three 128pp., 8vo. Bound with 'The Law relating to Child-Saving and Reformatory Effecs. Being extracts from Acts of Parliament And other Information. Compiled by Arthur J. S. Maddison' (London: Reformatory and Refuge Union, 1896), 91 + [1]pp., 8vo. The second item is 139 pp., 8vo, and the third 160pp., 8vo.

[Industrial Fatigue Research Board, Medical Research Council and Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, London.] Printed item: 'Reports of the Industrial Fatigue Research Board. No. 10. - Preliminary Notes on the Boot and Shoe Industry.'

Author: 
[J. Loveday, 'Investigator to the Board', Industrial Fatigue Research Board, Medical Research Council and Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, London] [S. Munro]
Publication details: 
'(Boot and Shoe Series No. 1.)' London: Printed and Published by His Majesty's Stationery Office. 1920.1
£80.00

32pp., 8vo. Stitched. In pink printed wraps. In fair condition, on lightly aged and worn paper. With label, stamps and shelfmarks of the Board of Education Reference Library. Divided into four sections: 'Historical Sketch, by J. Loveday, B.A.', 'Description of Processes, by J. Loveday and S. H. Munro', 'Daily Records of Output, by J. Loveday and S. H. Munro' and 'An Experiment with Best Pauses, by J. Loveday'. Five copies on COPAC, but uncommon nevertheless.

[Printed item.] The Laws relating to Grammar and Common Schools, in Cities, Towns, and Villages In Upper Canada; Together with Decisions of the Courts, and other Information.

Author: 
J. George Hodgins, LL.B., Deputy Superintendent of Education, Department of Public Instruction for Upper Canada, editor [nineteenth-century Canadian education]
Publication details: 
Toronto: Printed for the Department of Public Instruction for Upper Canada, by Lovell and Gibson. 1860.
£120.00

88pp., 12mo. In green printed wraps, with front cover carrying the title, which continues: 'Edited under the authority of the Chief Superintendent of Education, with Notes and References, by J. George Hodgins, LL.B., Deputy Superintendent.' In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. With shelfmark and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Only four copies on OCLC WorldCat.

[Printed book.] The School House; Its Architecture, External and Internal Arrangements, with [...] papers on Gymnastics, the Use of Apparatus, School Discipline, Methods of Teaching, etc., etc., [...] with Selections for Public Recitations in Schools

Author: 
J. George Hodgins, M.A. Deputy Superintendent of Education for Upper Canada, editor
Publication details: 
Toronto: Printed for the Department of Public Instruction for Upper Canada, by Lovell and Gibson. 1857.
£300.00

216pp., 8vo, paginated i-viii, 6-212. With numerous engravings of views and plans of schools, 'school architecture' (desks, blackboards and so on), and diagrams and illustrations of gymnastics. Divided into three sections: 'School Architecture', 'School Economy and Discipline' and 'Selections for public Recitation in Schools'. Two-page appendix: 'New Brick School House at Simcoe, County of Norfolk'. In original printed wraps of cloth backed with card. In fair condition, on aged paper, in heavily worn wraps. The volume contains an interesting selection of stamps and labels.

[William Angus Knight, Professor of Moral Philosophy, University of St Andrews.] Autograph Letter Signed ('W. Knight.') to James Dykes Campbell, expressing regret at revealing the existence of Wordsworth's 'Axiologus' sonnet, and attacking T. J. Wise

Author: 
William Angus Knight (1836-1916), Professor of Moral Philosophy in the University of St Andrews, 1876-1902 [James Dykes Campbell (1838-1895), Coleridge biographer; Thomas James Wise. forger]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the 'University of St Andrew. N.B. [Scotland]'. 2 January 1892.
£120.00

2pp., 12mo. In fair condition, on aged and lightly-worn paper. Written in a difficult hand. The letter begins: 'My dear Campbell. | You will find all I know about Axiologus, and Miss Maria Williams, in a prefatory note Vol I of my Edition of W[illiam]. W[ordsworth].s Poems (not Life).' He confirms that the poem is by Wordsworth, and expresses regret at 'letting it be known: for it led Tutin [John Ramsden Tutin (1855-1913)] of Hull to go & print the sonnet for private circulation some years ago.

[Malcolm Elwin, biographer and critic.] Two Typed Letters Signed, the first to the bookseller J. G. Wilson, regarding a meeting before the publication of his 'Thackeray book', and the second to Wilson's firm, Messrs J. & E. Bumpus, London.

Author: 
Malcolm Elwin (1903-1973), biographer and critic [J. G. Wilson [John Gideon Wilson] (1876-1963), bookseller, proprietor of Messrs J. & E. Bumpus, 350 Oxford Street, London]
Publication details: 
Both on his North Stoke, Oxford, letterhead. 11 and 13 September 1932.
£56.00

Both 1p., 4to, and both in good condition, on lightly-aged paper. ONE (11 September): He is writing regarding Wilson's 'kind suggestion that I should call in and see you one day shortly before the publication of my THACKERAY book'. Having been told by 'Mr. Hartley' that Bumpus is on holiday, he will call on 14 September. TWO (13 September 1932): Presumably with his tongue in his cheek, he writes: 'Dear Sirs, | Thank you for your letter of yesterday, reference II,456JGW, and for saving me the risk of a fruitless visit. I will call to see Mr.

[John Cameron Macdonald, manager of The Times of London.] Autograph Letter Signed ('John C Macdonald') to Edward Draper, regarding an article in the Freeman's Journal.

Author: 
John Cameron Macdonald [J. C. Macdonald] (1822-1889), manager of The Times, London
Publication details: 
On letterhead of The Times, Printing House Square, EC [London]. 22 April 1887.
£40.00

1p., 12mo. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Addressed to 'E. Draper Esq'. He asks him to send 'the page of Freeman's [altered from 'Freemason's'] Journal mentioned in your Note to the Editor', and undertakes to return it safely, 'after inspection of the contents'.

Business card of 'W. J. Little, New Public Subscription Library, adjoining the South Western Bank, High Street, Harlesden, N.W. [London]', printed by Cheney & Sons of Banbury.]

Author: 
[W. J. Little, New Public Subscription Library, adjoining the South Western Bank, High Street, Harlesden, NW, London; Cheney & Sons, General, Commercial & Artistic Printers, Banbury]
Publication details: 
'W. J. Little, New Public Subscription Library, adjoining the South Western Bank, High Street, Harlesden, N.W. [London]'. [Cheney & Sons, General, Commercial & Artistic Printers, Banbury.] Undated [circa 1890.]
£25.00

Printed in purple ink on both sides of a 9 x 11.5 cm grey card with rounded edges. In very good condition. One side attractively printed, with fancy type, decorative border and floral vignette. The other more businesslike, headed 'W. J. Little, Stationery, Library, and Useful Present Depot, Next London and South Western Bank, High Street, Harlesden, N.W.' and carrying a list of prices for 'Special Value Writing Papers'. The printers' details are not given, but the item comes from the archive of Cheney & Sons, 'General, Commercial & Artistic Printers, Banbury'.

[Victorian cricket and tennis ephemera.] Printed handbill by Cheney & Sons for T. J. Watkins of Banbury, advertising items for 'Cricket and Lawn Tennis. Season 1888.', including 'Well Oiled & Seasoned Cricket Bats'.

Author: 
[T. J. Watkins, sports outfitter, 75, High Street, Banbury; Cheney & Sons, General, Commercial & Artistic Printers, Banbury]
Publication details: 
T. J. Watkins, 75, High Street, Banbury. [Cheney & Sons, Banbury printers.] 1888.
£25.00

1p., 8vo. On recto of first leaf of a bifolium. Very good, lightly-aged. Nicely printed, in a variety of types and point sizes: 'Cricket and Lawn Tennis. | SEASON 1888. | Well Oiled & Seasoned CRICKET BATS | BEST MATCH BALLS, | Stumps, Pads, Gloves, &c. | The Demon, Champion, Challenge, Match, Eton, and other Racquets. | LAWN TENNIS BALLS, | By Ayres, Phillips (seamless), Feltham, Bussey, | and Slazenger. | A LARGE STOCK AT ALL PRICES. | AN EARLY INSPECTION RESPECTFULLY SOLICITED. | SPECIAL TERMS TO CLUBS. | T. J.

[J. S. Wells, Pianoforte & Organ Dealer and Tuner, Banbury.] Useful Hints on the Preservation of Pianos. [printed by Cheney & Sons, Banbury]

Author: 
[J. S. Wells, Pianoforte & Organ Dealer and Tuner, 53, Parson's Street, Banbury; Cheney & Sons, General, Commercial & Artistic Printers, Banbury]
Publication details: 
J. S. Wells, Pianoforte & Organ Dealer and Tuner, 53, Parson's Street, Banbury. 'CHENEY, BANBURY.' Undated [circa 1889].
£25.00

Printed in blue ink on both sides of a piece of 12 x 15 cm grey card, folded once to make a 12 x 7.5 cm bifolium, with the outer covers individual pages and the central opening a double-page spread. In very good condition. A tasteful production, with each page enclosed within a ruled border, along the four sides of which are various details and offers.

[Christmas toys and presents in Victorian Banbury.] Handbill advertisement for 'Christmas and New Year's Presents', by J. H. Ludwig of Banbury. With engraved illustration.

Author: 
[J. H. Ludwig, 84 High Street, Banbury; Cheney & Sons, General, Commercial & Artistic Printers, Banbury, Oxfordshire]
Publication details: 
J. H. Ludwig, 84, High Street, Banbury. 'Cheney & Sons, Typ., Banbury.' [Cheney & Sons, General, Commercial & Artistic Printers, Banbury, Oxfordshire.] Christmas Season, 1890.
£25.00

Printed in brown on one side of a 20.5 x 25.5 cm piece of grey paper. In very good condition, lightly aged. An attractive production, with the text in a variety of fonts and point sizes. Beneath the heading 'Christmas Season, 1890.', the left-hand side of the page carries an engraving of eighteenth-century party-goers descending a staircase into a room in which is the sign 'Ludwig's Showroom for Xmas & New Year Presents.' On the right of the page the text reads: '84, High Street, Banbury. | J. H. Ludwig | Calls attention to his Season's Novelties in every Department | Showroom is now ready.

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