J. M. Mackay, M.A., Honorary Dean of the Faculty and Rathbone Professor of History Victoria University, University College of Liverpool; Owens College, Manchester; Board of Education Reference Library
Liverpool: D. Marples & Comp. 1897.
Title-page headed: 'Victoria University, University College of Liverpool, Faculty of Arts.' 58pp., 12mo. In grey printed wraps. In fair condition, on lightly aged and worn paper, with central vertical crease, and with shelf-marks and red label of the Board of Education Reference Library, and the printing of Mackay's name on the front cover touched up in manuscript.
Wallis Mackay [Walter Pelham; The Royal Academy of Arts, London]
Published by Richardson and Best, 5, Queen's Head Passage, Paternoster Row. [1879.] [London: The Artistic Colour Printing Company, Limited, Playhouse Yard, Barbican.]
44 + [i] + [iii], 8vo. In original grey printed wraps. Fair: on aged paper, in worn wraps separating at spine (as is the bifolium carrying the first and last leaves). Ownership inscription at head of front wrap: 'C. L. F.' Numerous amusing illustrations in text, which is followed by a spoof 'Blank Page for School Boys and others to Sketch upon.' and three pages of advertisements. Further advertisements on inside of front wrap, and on both sides of back wrap. Scarce: the only copy of this undated first edition on COPAC at the V&A.
Charles Mackay (1812-1889), Scottish poet, author and editor [Stephen C. Massett (1820-1898) English-born American musician; Victoria Woodhull Martin (1838-1927), American suffragist; Marie Corelli]
47 Longridge Road, South Kensington; 17 December 1888.
4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. Good, on lightly-aged paper, with stub from previous mounting neatly adhering to margins. Mackay hastens to reply to Moffatt's letter, but fears that 'the "pesky" gout in my right hand will render my cacography illegible'. After dealing with his 'Selected Poems' and the Reform Club, Mackay discusses his poem 'Eternal Justice', which was printed with his 'knowledge & permission' by 'Miss Victoria Woodhull Martin [...] I have since received a visit from her, and highly esteem the honour of her acquaintance.
Charles Mackay (1814-1889), Scottish poet and journalist
7 March 1853; 21 Brecknock Crescent, Camden Road Villas, [London].
Three pages, 12mo. Very good: lightly aged and with the merest glue spot to blank verso of second leaf of bifolium. Mackay's 'signature' appears to be in the same hand as the rest of the letter. He has had a 'severe attack of inflammation of the eye', and this has prevented him from reading or writing during the previous week. For the same reason he is replying to Alford's letter of 1 March through an amanuensis. Three weeks previously Mackay 'received a packet from Mr.