[Report of the Advisory Committee on the Traffic of Women and Protection of Children, Council of the League of Nations, 1925] [prostitution; venereal disease; Cuba; Spain]
Geneva, May 1925. [Imp. de la "Tribune de Genève".]
Folio, 27 pp. Unbound and stapled. Ownership signature ('Cross') of S. T. Cross, of the Registry of the International Court of Justice in the Hague. Good, on lightly-aged paper, with closed tear at head of first leaf, and indentation from paperclip. Sections on child welfare, the traffic in women, licensed houses, women police, emigration and propaganda.
British Government Plan for China, 1925 [League of Nations; Great Britain; Foreign Office]
Dated 'April, 1925.' [Foreign Office, London?]
A curious document which, whether it emanates from the British Foreign Office or not, provides valuable insight into informed British opinion on China in the period following the First World War. Printed on fourteen 34 x 21.5 cm leaves, paginated 1-13 with title on fourteenth leaf. On paper with the Britannia watermark of Waterlow and Sons Limited, London. Stapled. Text clear and complete on aged and foxed paper.
Empire Industries Association, London [ German Mandated Territories; League of Nations Class C Mandates ]
Empire Industries Association, 9 Victoria Street, London SW1. November 1938. Printed by Burrup, Mathieson & Co., Ltd., 31, Throgmorton Street, London, E.C.2.
4pp., 12mo. Bifolium on grey paper. In fair condition, aged and with rust spotting. The document begins: 'In view of the numerous discussions with regard to the status of the Mandated Territories, and the possibility of a request from Germany for the restoration of some or all of the former German Colonies, and in view of the many misconceptions as to the constitutional status of a Mandated Territory, the Empire Industries Association has prepared these brief notes in the hope that they will be helpful to those who may be taking part in any discussions on the problem.
[ The Guernsey Gazette; The Higher Butterfatters' League; dairy farming in the United Kingdom ]
In manuscript, but laid out as a printed book ('A "Guernsey's Own" Publication') said to be 'Specially printed by the "Guernsey Gazette"' and sponsored by the non-existant 'Higher Butterfatters' League'. Undated [ 1950s? ].
28pp., 4to. Sewn into a booklet, and bound in cream boards, with 'A "Guernsey's Own" Publication' on the front cover, and 'Sponsored by the Higher Butterfatters' League' on the back. There is no indication that the manuscript has been published. It is laid out as a printed book, with title-page (with charming illustration of the smiling cow) and dedication page reading: 'To V, M., the Honorable Patroness of the foster Mothers' Welfare Group, This book is respectfully dedicated.' The poem consists of 36 four-line stanzas, with fifteen charming vignettes.
[ The Women's International League, London; the National Labour Press Ltd., London ] [ Russian Revolution; Reichstag Peace Resolution, 1917 ]
'Published by the Women's International League, 12 Little College St., S.W.1; Printed by the National Labour Press Ltd., 8 & 9 Johnson's Court, E.C.4. [ 1917 ]
2pp., 12mo. On single leaf. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper. Headings: 'Support Russia!', 'No Annexations and No Indemnities and the Right of Peoples to determine their own Government', 'Russia demands our practical sympathy, shall she have it?' and 'The Peace Negotiations could begin to-morrow'. The document begins: 'The British people have acclaimed the Russian Revolution.
Thomas Shore; H. Halliday Sparling [ The Socialist League, London ]
'Reprinted from the "Commonweal"'. Printned and Published by the Author at 33 Newington Green Road, Ball's Pond, London, N. and sold by the Socialist League at 13 Farringdon Road and all Socialist Branches. 1888.
16pp., 12mo. Disbound, with front wrap on red paper (bearing title) only. In fair condition, on lightly aged paper. Sparling's preface is on the first two pages, dated 10 December 1888. Scarce: no copy on COPAC.
Isabella O. Ford [ Isabella Ormston Ford (1855-1924), socialist propagandist and suffragist ] [ The Humanitarian League, London ]
The Humanitarian League's Publications. No. 8. London: William Reeves, 185, Fleet Street. 1893.
17+pp., 12mo. Disbound without covers. In good condition, on aged paper. The last three pages carry advertisements for the Humanitarian League, with a list of publications on the last page. Scarce. For more on Ford, see her entry in the Oxford DNB.
Alfred Capel Shaw [ (1847-1918), Chief Librarian of Birmingham ] [ John Bright (1811-1889), Quaker and Radical, prominent member of the Anti-Corn Law League, Corn Law, MP for Birmingham ]
Hudson & Son, Printers, Edmund Street, Birmingham. [ 1883. ]
4pp., 12mo. Bifolium on pink paper. In fair condition, lightly-aged, with minor evidence of removal from stub. A poem of 13 irregular stanzas. Begins: 'When some great warrior returns | Triumphant to his native land, | The heart of all the nation burns | To welcome him.
Fritz Schnabel, Publisher for the League of Nations.
[Dual Language printed heading] League of Nations, Publications Department, Geneva, 14 April 1931.
One page, sm. folio, chipped, small closed tear, slightly marked. fold mark, text clear and complete. He thanks him for a booklet which he has started reading. He regrets that Wilson won't be going to the "Forewign Meetings" buthopes to see him oin London. "I should like to see you because you may remember that in a weak moment you gave me some hope that you would do something for League publications as soon as your new rooms were ready, and I should be glad to see you and the Chief of the Department which would handle League stuff, to come to some 'sale or return' arrangement."
[ William Martin, Vice-President, Shakespeare Reading Society; London Shakespeare League; Shakespeare Commemoration, 1913. ] [ Sir Sidney Lee; Wynne Runting ]
'Joint celebration by the Shakespeare Reading Society and the London Shakespeare League.' On 28 April 1913, at King's College, London.
Printed in black and red on one side of a piece of 37.5 x 26 cm wove paper, with Charles Martin 'Extra Strong' watermark. Text enclosed in attractive decorative border. At foot: 'God Save the King. | At a Piano ... ... ... ... Miss Wynne Runting'.
[Women's Protective & Provident League, for the Formation of Protective and Benefit Societies Among Women earning their own Livelihood] [Society of Arts, London; female suffrage]
[Women's Protective & Provident League, London.] To be obtained at the Office of the League, 31, Little Queen Street, Holborn. ['London | Printed by the Women's Printing Society, Limited, | 21b, Great College Street, S.W'.] [1878.]
16pp., 8vo. In good condition, lightly-aged, no wraps, disbound. Includes sections on 'Progress of the London Women's Unions', 'Trades Union Congress and Important Conference held in Leicester', 'Women's Halfpenny Bank', 'Trade Information and Registration', 'Seaside House', 'Seats for Shop Assistants', 'Factory and Workshops' Acts Consolidation Bill' and 'Social Meetings. Piano Fund', as well as accounts and a page and a half of 'Subscriptions and Donations For 1877-8.' The only copy traced part of a run at the BL. No other copy currently on the market.
[Women's Protective & Provident League, for the Formation of Protective and Benefit Societies Among Women earning their own Livelihood]
[Women's Protective & Provident League, London.] To be obtained at the Office of the League, 31, Little Queen Street, Holborn. ['London | Printed by the Women's Printing Society, Limited | 38, Castle Street, E.C.'] [1877.]
15 + pp., 8vo. In good condition, lightly-aged, no wraps, disbound. Includes sections on: 'Society of Women employed in Bookbinding and the Society of Upholsteresses', 'New Unions', 'Brighton Laundresses', 'Leicestershire Seamers and Stitchers Unions', as well as accounts and a page of 'Subscriptions and Donations For 1876-7'. The only copy traced part of a run at the BL.
[Women's Protective & Provident League, for the Formation of Protective and Benefit Societies Among Women earning their own Livelihood, London] [women's suffrage; Victorian feminism]
[Women's Protective & Provident League, London.] 'To be obtained at the Office of the League, 36, Great Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn, London, W.C. ['Women's Printing Society, Limited, 21b, Great College Street, Westminster, London, S.W.' [1880.]
16pp., 8vo. In good condition, no wraps, disbound. The only copy traced part of a run at the BL.
[Women's Protective & Provident League, for the Formation of Protective and Benefit Societies Among Women earning their own Livelihood, London] [women's suffrage; Victorian feminism]
[Women's Protective & Provident League, London.] 'To be obtained at the Office of the League, 36, Great Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn, London, W.C.' ['Women's Printing Society, Limited, 21b, Great College Street, Westminster, London, S.W.'] [1879.]
16pp., 8vo. In good condition, lightly-aged, no wraps, disbound. Only two copies traced: one part of a set in the BL, and the other at the Bishopsgate Library.
[Sir Robert Anderson; The Times of London; Charles Stewart Parnell; The Parnell Commission; Patrick Ford; Patrick Egan; Irish Land League]
London: Printed and published by George Edward Wright, at The Times office, Printing-House Square. 1887.
For the context of this item see Parnell's entry in the Oxford DNB, and T. W. Moody's study 'The Times versus Parnell and Co., 1887-90' (in 'Historical Studies VI', ed. Moody; London: RKP, 1968). Moody notes that the first three Times articles (7, 10 and 14 March) 'were quickly reprinted in pamphlet form (price one penny)', but makes no mention of the present item. On both sides of single 60.5 x 47.5 cm leaf (on wove paper with 1887 watermark of 'The Times Taverham Mill'). Folded four times to make a packet with 15 x 12 cm title, which reads in full: 'Parnellism and Crime.
Prof. Wincenty Lutoslawski (1883-1954), Polish philosopher, author, and member of the Polish National League [Sylvia Lynd (1888-1952), Anglo-Irish poet, wife of the essayist Robert Lynd (1879-1949)]
With his letterhead, Jagiellonska, Poland. 11 May 1929.
Lutoslawski's letter is in fair condition, lightly-aged with vertical crease. Addressed to Lynd at 5 Keat's Grove, Highgate, from Poland, with Polish stamp and postmark. He writes that he has 'exceedingly enjoyed [her novels] the Gold Finches and the Mulberry Bush', and would like her 'opinion and experience on the following inquiry', i.e. a printed circular regarding his book 'Preexistence and Reincarnation', which attempts to rove that 'each of us has lived in human shape many times and that we reap now what we have sown ages ago'.
[Warre B. Wells, editor, The Irish Statesman; The Irish Dominion League]
[The Editor, 13 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin.] Vol. I. No. 1. 28 June 1919.
28pp., 8vo. Stapled and unbound. No covers. Outer leaves creased and staples rusted, otherwise in good condition on aged paper. Includes the manifesto of the Irish Dominion League, and articles by Conor O Brien ('Wanted: A Social Policy'), James Stephens ('The Story of Tuan Mac Cairill'), Thomas Bodkin ('The Hone Bequest'); H. F. Norman ('Our Musical Legacy'); Sir Horace Plunkett ('Correspondence: The Irish Dominion League') and John Eglinton ('Life and Letters').
John B. Gough [John Bartholomew Gough (1817-1886), American temperance orator] [National Temperance League, London; F. E. Longley, 39, Warwick Lane, E.C.]
London: F. E. Longley, 39, Warwick Lane, E.C. [1878.]
63 + pp., 12mo. Disbound. In good condition, lightly aged and worn, but separated into two parts between pp.24 and 25. Steel engraved portrait of Gough on the title-page. Scarce: no copy at the British Library, and the only copies on WorldCat or COPAC at Cambridge University and Trinity College Dublin.
F. J. Gould, Lecturer and Demonstrator for the Moral Education League
Both published by The Moral Education League. The first from Surrey House, Victoria Embankment, W.C., London, in 1901; the second from 6, York Buildings, Adelphi, London, W.C. in 1914.
ONE: 'Children's Ethical Classes', 1901. 16pp., 12mo. Stitched. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. With stamp, label and shelfmark of the Board of Education Library, London. Two copies on COPAC. TWO: 'Syllabus of Moral and Civic Instruction For the Elementary School.' 31pp., 12mo. In red printed wraps. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. With stamp, label and shelfmark of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Three copies on OCLC WorldCat and none on COPAC.
'Uncle Dick' [Bertram Lamb (1889-1938), author of the Pip, Squeak & Wilfred comic in the Daily Mirror, and patron of the Wilfredian League of Gugnuncs [Austin Bowen Payne (1876-1956), illustrator]
Event at the Royal Albert Hall, London. 11 May 1929. 'Organised by "The Daily Mirror." Rolls Buildings, Fetter Lane, London, E.C.4.'
8pp., 12mo. Stapled. Printed in blue on shiny art paper, in cream card wraps, also printed in blue, and tied with blue and white ribbon. On aged and worn paper. With illustrations in text, including a half-page image of the 'Pip, Squeak & Wilfred Jig-Saw Puzzle'. The first page carries a message to 'My Dear Boys and Girls' from 'Uncle Bill', including: 'To-day's Gugnunc Party - our third - is particularly interesting as it is also a birthday party.
[The Church Schools' Emergency League, Manchester]
The Church Schools' Emergency League [Manchester]. Emergency Leaflet, CLXII. July 1919.
8pp., 12mo, paginated 19-26. Stapled and unbound. With stamp, shelfmark and label of the Board of Education Reference Library. Scarce: no copy in the British Library, and the only copy on COPAC at Lambeth Palace.
Vice-Admiral Lord Charles Beresford, C.B., M.P., et al. [The Navy League]
London: Published by The Navy League, 13 Victoria Street, Westminster, [London] SW. 1903.
32pp., 12mo. Stapled. In cream printed wraps. Reprinted 13 articles by a number of authors, with a preface by Beresford. With stamps, shelfmarks and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library. Scarce: no copy in the British Library or on COPAC.
Rev. J. H. Thorpe, B.D. [The Church Schools' Emergency League]
Published by The Church Schools' Emergency League. Middleton: J. Verity, Printer, "The Electric Press". April 1912.
23pp., 12mo, paginated 97-119. Stapled. In grey printed wraps. With stamp, shelfmarks and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, otherwise in good condition, on aged paper. Scarce: no copy in the British Library or on COPAC.
Admiral Lord Charles Beresford; the Rev. the Hon. Canon Lyttelton, et al
London: Published by The Navy League, 13 Victoria Street, Westminster, [London] SW. 1907.
68pp., 12mo. Stapled. In light-blue printed wraps. Reprinting 26 articles by a number of different authors. With stamps, shelfmarks and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, otherwise in good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Scarce: no copy in the British Library or on COPAC.
8pp., 8vo. Stitched pamphlet. With stamp, label and shelfmark of the Board of Education Reference Library. Uncommon: copies found at the British Library and LSE, the latter under the imprint of the Civic and Moral Education League.
[John B. Gough (1817-1886), 'the Apostle of Cold Water', American temperance orator]
'Published by E Tisdall No 5. Church St Kensington [London]'. Undated [1850s?].
1p., 12mo. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper, with small piece cut away from one corner, and traces of mount adhering to the blank reverse, which also carries a few marks in ink, with a couple of minor marks in the margin at the foot of the recto. At the head of the page is the engraving, roughly 12.5 x 12 cm, attractively done, and showing Gough in cutaway jacket and waistcoat, standing behind a table, with a seated audience behind him, holding aloft a glass of water.
William John Robert Cavendish (1917-1944), Marquess of Hartington, son of Duke of Devonshire and husband of J. F. Kennedy's sister [Laurence W. Hodson of Bradbourne Hall, Derbyshire
First letter on Chatsworth letterhead, 31 January 1922; second on letterhead of 24th Derbyshire Yeomanry, Armoured Car Company, Lubenham Camp, nr Market Harborough, 14 May 1923; third without place, 6 December 1928.
All three items in very good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Third letter in its envelope, addressed to Hodson at Bradbourne Hall, Ashbourne, Derbyshire. ONE: Despite the letterhead written from Italy, as the text shows. 4pp., 12mo. Typed. The 'stress of the election' has delayed his response. 'I am writing now in the train from Naples to Rome and everything I have seen since has helped to convince me that you are right. Mussoline [sic] in this country would be a man after your own heart.
[The Merchant Seamen's League; J. Havelock Wilson, Secretary; Admiral The Lord Beresford; the Great Boycott Meeting, the Royal Albert Hall, 28 September 1917]
The Merchant Seamen's League, 76, Victoria Street, Westminster, London. Printer: 'St. George's Prress, T.U. Printers, 2, Johnson's Court, Fleet Street, E.C. [London]' [1917.]
Both items in good condition, on aged high-acidity paper. The handbill is printed on one side of a piece of 30.5 x 19.5 cm. paper. The meeting is said to have been 'Presided over by Admiral The Lord Beresford, and there is a list of fifteen individuals by whom the resolutions were supported, beginning with 'J. Havelock Wilson, C.B.E., (President of the National Sailors' and Firemen's Union)' and 'Commander HOUGHTON, R.N.R. (Marine Service Associatio - Masters and Officers - Liverpool)'.
[United Irish League of Great Britain; Mr. J. Rowan, Derby, I.L.P.; Messrs. James Reilly, J. R. Rowan, I.N.F., D. Brady, Desmond O'Connor; J. W. Simpson and Sons, Ltd., Printers, Derby]
J. W. Simpson and Sons, Ltd., Printers, Derby. [1916?]
1p., 12mo. In fair condition, on lightly aged and creased green paper. Fifteen lines, including slug, in a variety of types and point sizes. The item reads, in full: 'UNITED IRISH LEAGUE. | Postponed Meeting | will be held | ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, | at the | NEW MIDLAND ARMS, | CLIFTON STREET, DERBY, | To form a Branch of the above. | Chair to be taken at 8 p.m. prompt, by | Mr. J. ROWAN, Derby, I.L.P. | Amongst those to speak will be Messrs. James | Reilly, J. R. Rowan, I.N.F., D. Brady, | Desmond O'Connor, and others. | God Save Ireland. | J. W.
[Mrs L. Vernon Sparrow, Hon. Sec., Finsbury Habitation 596, Primrose League (organisation promoting the British Conservative Party,1883-2004)]
The circular: Primrose League, Finsbury Habitation 596; 7 May 1930. The other items undated, but from around the same period, and all from the Head Offices of The Primrose League, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1.
From the papers of the Honorary Secretary of Finsbury Habitation 596, Mrs L. Vernon Sparrow, 20 Wharton Street, WC1, who has annotated the mimeographed circular relating to her branch, and jotted a few notes on the back of the third booklet. The four booklets are all scarce, with no copies of any of them on COPAC. They are printed on aged high-acidity paper, with light creasing and wear; the mimeographed circular is on aged and lightly-worn paper. First booklet: 'Are you a Patriot?' 4pp., 16mo. Bifolium.