LANCASTRIAN

[ Edwin Waugh, Lancashire poet and author. ] Corrected Autograph Manuscript (signed 'Edwin Waugh') of 'Song' beginning 'Come, all you lads that wander free | Among the mountains wild.' With Autograph Letter Signed to Alexander Ireland.

Author: 
Edwin Waugh (1817-1890), Lancashire poet and author [ Isle of Rum, Inner Hebrides, Scotland ]
Publication details: 
Manuscript of 'Song' dated from 'Isle of Rum [ Inner Hebrides, Scotland ], 10th June, 1882.' Letter to Ireland: Church Road, New Brighton, 16 May 1887.
£220.00

ONE: 'Song'. 2pp., 8vo. On two leaves. At end of second page: 'Edwin Waugh | Isle of Rum, 18th June, 1882.' Aged and worn, with slight offsetting from the letter to Ireland (Item Two below). Folded, with closed tears along crease lines. Heavily revised by Waugh throughout.

'Mayor's Parlour Visitor's Book' [of the Mayor of the City of Salford, Greater Manchester, Lancashire], signed by several hundred visitors, in tooled red morocco binding.

Author: 
[Mayor of the City of Salford, Greater Manchester, Lancashire]
Publication details: 
[Salford, Greater Manchester, Lancashire.] 9 November 1937 to 10 October 1938.
£350.00

43pp., 4to, all but one on the recto of a leaf. In very good condition, in lightly-worn red morocco binding, gilt, with dentelles, and the words 'MAYOR'S PARLOUR | VISITOR'S BOOK' and crest on front board, and marbled endpapers. The Deputy Mayor of the City of Salford, Peter Ashcroft, JP, signs on the very first page, and on several other occasions in the volume, and a large number of Salford residents also sign.

Holograph document by John Roby, consisting of a ballad from his 'forthcoming "Traditions of Lancashire"', beginning with the line 'Maiden, braid those tresses bright', preceded by an Autograph Note Signed ('Jn Roby') by Roby, for Mrs. Thelwall.

Author: 
John Roby (1793-1850), English banker, poet and author, best-known for his 'Traditions of Lancashire' (1829) [Henrietta Cecil Thelwall, wife of the noted radical John Thelwall (1764-1834)]
Publication details: 
The document dated 'Rochdale 11th. December 1828'.
£450.00

4pp., 4to. On two loose leaves of Whatman paper, each watermarked 1827. Very good, on lightly-aged paper. The document begins with the following note, dated and signed by Roby: 'The following ballad from my forthcoming "Traditions of Lancashire," though not of much value in itself, may yet acquire some, from its connexion with, and introduction into Mrs. Thelwall's elegant volume of Scraps.' (The implication that the two leaves have been removed from Mrs Thelwall's album is supported by pagination from 12 to 15.) Sixty-four lines, divided into sixteen four-line stanzas.

Autograph Letter Signed from the eighteenth-century satirist and caricaturist John Collier ['Tim Bobbin'] to his 'Dear Cousin', discussing his health and family matters.

Author: 
John Collier (1708-1786), satirist and caricaturist under the name 'Tim Bobbin', author of 'Tummus and Mary' (1746), 'the earliest significant piece of Lancashire dialect to be published'
Publication details: 
23 June 1778; Milnrow, near Rochdale, Lancashire.
£650.00

2 pp, 4to. Forty lines. Text clear and complete. Good, on lightly-aged paper, with minor traces of mount adhering to blank areas of the reverse of the leaf. A playful, jaunty letter containing valuable personal and family information. He was pleased to learn from 'Mr Shaw of Lees (who desires his complimts)' that the recipient is 'not only in the land of the living, but in the business of the Excise, and still raps at the ends of Barrels, and takes dimensions of bungs & diameters as usual'. Asks after his wife, and 'how long you had been a Cheshire man'.

[Printed offprint of poem by J. H. Nightingale.] The "Four Liverpool Merchants" and their Letter to the Hempror Napoleon.

Author: 
J. H. Nightingale ['Joe Nightingale'] [Liverpool Daily Post, 1859]
The "Four Liverpool Merchants" and their Letter to the Hempror Napoleon.
Publication details: 
From the Liverpool Daily Post of Dec. 6, 1859.
£125.00
The "Four Liverpool Merchants" and their Letter to the Hempror Napoleon.

On one side of a piece of paper 27.5 x 11.5 cm. Text, in small type, clear and complete. Fair, on aged and lightly-creased paper.

Mortgage Indenture (No. 13992), printed, manuscript, typewritten, and signed, between Smith, his wife Millicent Smith and the Burnley Building Society.

Author: 
William Russell Smith, Oldham 'Book Manufacturer and Auctioneer'
Publication details: 
9 October 1922. Printed by 'George Anderson (Burnley) Limited.'
£35.00

Eight pages, quarto. Unbound and stitched on six leaves. Good, with recto of first leaf and verso of last somewhat more aged. With company and tax stamps. 'Mortgage, [a leasehold plot of land and messuage Numbered 26 in Barker Street Oldham in the County of Lancaster to secure £450 and interest.' Typewritten acknowledgment of payment, 25 February 1929, signed by company secretary W. Harvey and director J. Brown.

Autograph Letter Signed to E[dward]. J[ohn]. Broadfield.

Author: 
Edwin Waugh [VICTORIAN SHIPWRECK]
Publication details: 
The Warren, New Brighton, Cheshire, 4th Feb., 1884.'
£125.00

Poet and miscellaneous writer (1817-90), called 'the Lancashire Burns'. The recipient Broadfield (1831-1913) was a Mancunian worthy. Two pages, 12mo. Very good, with four stubs from previous mounting adhering to blank verso of second leaf of bifoliate. He thanks Broadfield for his letter 'anent that quaint invader of the House of Lords. I will call at the office when I come to Manchester, and get the particulars of the story from Mr. Lang. | You mention our old friend, S. P. Robinson. I am glad to hear that he is still "to the fore." I had an impression, somehow, that he was laid up.

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