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[ Circulating Library Labels ] A small collection of (8) Circulating Library Labels

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[ Circulating Library Labels ]
Circulating library labels
Circulating library labels
Publication details: 
mainly C19th.
£250.00
Circulating library labels
Circulating library labels

Circulating Library Labels. See scan of all on my website. Good-very good condition unless otherwise stated, undated:Wilson's (late Dutton's) Circulating |Library, 46 Gracechurch Street,[City of London] with terms, daily papers, catalogue.T.Clerc Smith (late with Mr. Ebers), Public Circulating Library, 36 St James Street, London, giving terms, c.

[ Victorian Free Public Libraries in Lambeth, Birmingham and elsewhere. ] Scrapbook of ephemera (posters, handbills, bookplates, tickets, forms) and newspaper cuttings, compiled by Walter Powell and completed by H. M. Cashmore.

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Walter Powell (1874-1928), Chief Librarian of Birmingham [ Herbert Maurice Cashmore (1882-1972), City Librarian of Birmingham; Lambeth; Free Public Libraries ]
Publication details: 
[ Lambeth (London), Birmingham and other places in England. ] Between 1887 and 1928.
£800.00

On his death Cashmore was said in his obituary by P. Havard-Williams to belong 'to a legendary age of British public librarianship'.

[Free Public Libraries] Notes on Free Public Libraries and Museums Edited by James Hibbert.

Author: 
James Hibbert, editor
Publication details: 
Preston: The Guardian General Printing Works, Fishergate, 1881.
£180.00

"Privately Printed for Distribution". Pamphlet, xiii.110pp., 8vo, with detached folding plan (described below), disbound, library marks and some foxing on title page, good condition. Label on verso of title "Presented by James Hibbert Alderman of the Borough of Preston"; Preface (the origins and purpose of the pamphlet); Contents; Report to the Free Library Committee of a scheme for the foundation of a free public library [...]"; Corrections.

[Printed Handbill] Prospectus from Mr. H. Milner, 17 Wellington Square, King's Road, London, S.W.

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[H. Milner, London-based money-lender]
Publication details: 
No date [c.1920?]
£56.00

Four pages, 4to, unbound as issued, closed tears along fold marks, some foxing, text clear and complete. Form, "Proposal for Advance", partly filled in by Samuel John Smith, Gordon Cottages Cifton [sic] Road St Albans Herts", "Signalman on the Midland Railway". Other questions to answer include Amount required, For How Long and How proposed to be paid (the answer to this has been excised). Fee of £1.1.0 with application. Terms stated (eg regularity of payments).

Printed label of book from the 'Lutterworth New Book Society, 1839-40', with list of members' names. With additional information in manuscript.

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Lutterworth New Book Society, Leicestershire [lending library; circulating libraries]
Publication details: 
Lutterworth New Book Society [Leicestershire]. 1839-1840.
£80.00

1p., 12mo. In fair condition, on aged paper. The heading reads (with manuscript additions in square brackets): 'No. [358] | LUTTERWORTH | New Book Society, | 1839-40. | To be kept [7] Days. | Ordered by [Mr G. Bottrill] | Price [6/-].' Three columns follow, headed 'When sent', 'To whom sent' and 'When returned'. The middle column contains the printed names of 31 male individuals, from 'Mr. C. Burdett' to 'Mr. Stiles', with the addition of one manuscript name. Dates are written in manuscript in the first and third column. At foot of leaf: 'N.B.

[Printed catalogue.] Catalogue of the Library of the Belgrave Literary and Scientific Institution.

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[The Belgrave Literary and Scientific Institution, Sloane Street, Chelsea; James Cook Evans; nineteenth-century lending libraries]
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July, 1837. Chelsea: Printed for the Institution, by William Blatch, 23, Exeter Street, Sloane Street.
£225.00

12mo, 48 pp. Disbound. Incomplete, ending at foot of page 48 with 'Wilson's (H. C.) Pastorals of the Season, 8vo. [1]834', and lacking the 'Regulations of the Library [...] printed at the end of the Catalogue', advertised on p.3. On lightly aged paper, with the only fault a small hole through the title leaf removing the first five letters of the word 'Belgrave' on the recto, and the 'atal' in 'Catalogue' on the verso. Scarce: no copy in the British Library or on COPAC or WorldCat.

[Printed book.] Rules and Catalogue of Books of the North Eastern Railway (Northern Division) Literary Institute [Newcastle-upon-Tyne].

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[North Eastern Railway (Northern Division) Literary Institute, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; Thomas Elliot Harrison (1808-1888), civil engineer, designer of the Jarrow and Hartlepool Docks; lending libraries]
Rules and Catalogue of Books of the North Eastern Railway
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Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Printed by Michael Benson, No. 57, Side. 1870.
£350.00
Rules and Catalogue of Books of the North Eastern Railway

12mo, 10 + 67 pp. In original purple morroco binding, with 'PRESENTED TO | T. E. HARRISON, ESQ., | VICE-PRESIDENT.' stamped on the front cover in gilt. A tight copy, in fair condition, on aged paper, with front endpapers sprung, and in a worn binding. Vignette woodcut on title-page, showing man working beside track as locomotive goes past.

Printed 'Proof of a Report - never issued' regarding 'the right of the Liverpool Library to the occupation of a certain part of the Lyceum', with a long manuscript memorandum and an Autograph Letter Signed from attorney John Robinson to John Abraham.

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John Abraham (1813-1881) of Clay & Abraham, pharmaceutical chemists [The Lyceum, Bold Street, Liverpool; Liverpool Library]
 Liverpool Library
Publication details: 
Robinson's letter: 20 February 1867; Coburg Terrace, West Derby Road, Liverpool. Other items undated [c. 1850?].
£750.00
 Liverpool Library

The subscription Liverpool Library within the Lyceum, founded in 1757, is believed to have been the first circulating or lending library in Europe, and the first two of these items provide a valuable insight into its status at the time when the advent of the public library system was undermining its position.

[Printed pamphlet.] List of Books in Christ Church, Kilndown, Sunday School Lending Library.

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[Catalogue of Christ Church, Kilndown, Sunday School Lending Library; R. Pelton, Machine Printer, Tunbridge Wells]
List of Books in Christ Church, Kilndown, Sunday School Lending Library.
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Tunbridge Wells: R. Pelton, Machine Printer, The Broadway. 1889.
£25.00
List of Books in Christ Church, Kilndown, Sunday School Lending Library.

12mo, 12 pp. In original light-blue printed wraps. Stapled. Text clear and complete. On aged paper with slight damage from rusting of staple, and a little wear and loss to the corners of the wraps. 202 titles, nicely printed. Excessively scarce: no copy in the British Library or on COPAC.

[Printed] Report of Special Committee appointed by resolution of the General Meeting of Members of the Garrison Library on March 16th, 1897.

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The Garrison Library, Gibraltar [Sir Stephen Herbert Gatty (1849-1922), Chief Justice of Gibraltar, 1895 to 1905]
The Garrison Library, Gibraltar
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[Gibraltar,] 1897.
£75.00
The Garrison Library, Gibraltar

Two pages, on the versos of a 4to bifolium. Fair, on lightly-aged paper. Concerning the proposed 'establishment of a Club' within the Library, and concluding 'Generally we are of opinion that the above scheme is the best that can be suggested for upholding both institutions - the Library and the Club. The proposed agreement (i) may appear at first sight to entail a loss on the Library, but the loss it would suffer from the establishment of a Club outside would probably be far heavier, [...]'. Signed in type by Major-General F. Carrington; W. H. Rathborne; Stephen H.

Three printed items relating to the Garrison Library, Gibraltar, including the 'Fundamental Laws' and 'Report of Special Committee appointed by resolution of the General Meeting of Members of the Garrison Library on March 16th, 1897.'

Author: 
The Garrison Library, Gibraltar [Sir Stephen Herbert Gatty (1849-1922), Chief Justice of Gibraltar, 1895 to 1905]
The Garrison Library, Gibraltar
Publication details: 
Fundamental Laws: [Gibraltar,] c.1889. Report: [Gibraltar,] 1897.
£280.00
The Garrison Library, Gibraltar

Gatty's annotations are of interest, considering his legal standing in Gibraltar, and his position as one of the Library's committee members. One: 'Report'. Two pages on the versos of a 4to bifolium. Very good on lightly-aged paper. Concerning the proposed 'establishment of a Club' within the Library, and concluding 'Generally we are of opinion that the above scheme is the best that can be suggested for upholding both institutions - the Library and the Club.

Autograph Letter Signed ('G Agar Ellis') to Jerdan, with seal.

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George Agar-Ellis [George James Welbore Agar-Ellis, 1st Baron Dover] (1797-1833), politician and patron of the arts [William Jerdan (1782-1869), editor of the Literary Gazette; Sir Henry Halford]
Publication details: 
22 May 1827; Spring Gardens [London].
£38.00

12mo, 1 p. In a bifolium, addressed and docketed on the reverse of the second leaf, to which the red wax seal adheres, in good condition with a clear impression of Agar-Ellis's monogram. Fair, on aged and grubby paper. If Jerdan has 'quite done' with Agar-Ellis's copy of 'G<?>'s improvements of London' asks if he will allow Agar-Ellis's 'messanger' to return it. 'If however you still wish to keep it, pray do.' Agar-Ellis has 'promised to lend it to Sir H Halford'.

Libraries: Free-for-All? Some Issues in Political Economy

Author: 
Ralph Harris [A.P. Herbert]
Publication details: 
Hobart Paper 19, Institute of Economic Affairs, London, 1962.
£56.00

WITH: "The Rate for the Reading. An Appeal to Parliament from Authors and Publishers Prepared by A.P. Herbert". Pamphlet, 60pp., 8vo, illus. wraps, very good condition. ENCLOSED: Pamphlet, 8pp., 8vo, "The Arts Council and Public Lending Right" (Jan. 1968), folded but good condition AND, a brief TLS from A.P. Herbert, "Alan", to Stephen Tumin, 26 Feb. 1968, saying "I meant to show you this before. This is at least a visible fruit of old scire facias." A.P. Herbert was the most prominent and active of campaigners for Public Lending Right.

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