MILNE

[First edition, in dustwrapper.] Now We Are Six.

Author: 
A. A. Milne; E. H. Shepard
Publication details: 
London: Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1927.
£120.00

x + [2] + 103 + [1]pp., 8vo. In original burgundy cloth decorative binding, gilt, with top edge gilt. In very good condition, in worn and chipped unclipped dustwrapper, with brown paper repair to closed tears on reverse. Pencil ownership inscription to front free endpaper, and bookseller's ticket on front pastedown.

[Early nineteenth-century botanical manuscript.] Long annotated list of flora, giving 'Virgil's names' and 'Modern names' (both Latin and English) of different species, from 'Silver Fir' to 'Bon Chretien Pear'.

Author: 
[Early nineteenth-century botanical manuscript; Virgil; Publius Vergilius Maro; Regency natural history; Georgian botany; Linnaeus; G. W. Milne Redhead]
Publication details: 
No place or date. On Whatman paper with watermarked date 1822.
£75.00

4pp., 4to. On four loose leaves. Good, on lightly-aged paper, with the slightest ruckling to the first leaf. Neatly and closely written out. A scholar's working copy, with deletions, emendations, and notes in the margin. As an example, the first page carries 39 entries in ink, with an additional entry in pencil. The third entry reads: 'Acanthus G. IV. 123 [with '3E 45.' added in pencil] Acanthus mollis, Smooth Brank-Ursine'.

Autograph Letter Signed from Conservative MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed Colonel David Milne Home [David Milne-Home] of the Royal Horse Guards to the Hon. Secretary of the Berwick Amateur Rowing Club, regarding a trophy to be named the Paxton Cup.

Author: 
Colonel David Milne Home [David Milne-Home] (1838-1901), Royal Horse Guards, Conservative Member of Parliament for Berwick-upon-Tweed [Berwick Amateur Rowing Club]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the House of Commons Library, 8 May 1877.
£40.00

2pp., 12mo. On bifolium with mourning border. Very good, on lightly-aged paper. He will be 'very happy, if it suits the Committee, to present a Cup somewhat similar to that they accepted fm me last year - as the Paxton Cup.' He prefers to leave the conditions to them, and asks for 'due notice when the time of the Regatta is fixed'.

[Printed pamphlet, inscribed by the author.] Tolls, or Valuation Roll: Which of the two, provides road funds, most fairly? The question discussed in a letter to the Right Hon. the Lord Advocate. By David Milne Home of Milne-Graden.

Author: 
David Milne Home of Milne-Graden [(1805-1890), advocate, scientist and meteorologist]
Publication details: 
Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1873.
£180.00

27pp., 8vo. Unbound stitched pamphlet. Internally fair, on lightly-aged paper, in stained and worn covers. Inscribed at head of title: 'From the Author | 11 March 1873'. At head of first page: 'The publication of this letter has been delayed, owing to a strike among the Edinburgh printers.' Dated in type at commencement of text, 'Paxton House, Berwick, | Dec. 20, 1872.' Scarce: the only two copies on COPAC at the British Library and National Library of Scotland.

Two Autograph Letters Signed from the English osteopath J. J. Dunning to Admiral Milne.

Author: 
Dr John J. Dunning, Secretary, the British Osteopathic Association [Admiral Milne]
Publication details: 
23 and 24 March 1945; the first on letterhead of the British Osteopathic Association, cancelled to 140 Park Lane; the second on letterhead of the American Club, London.
£95.00

Both items 12mo, 1 p. Both good, on lightly aged paper. Pinned to one another. Letter One: He is'enclosing two leaflets on disc manipulation'. He has a third, 'fuller and illustrated', and if they interest Milne, he will be 'delighted'. Letter Two: He had 'much rather be found right than wrong', but would 'enjoy either experience, in meeting you again'. Could see Milne's 'pictures' after easter, and hopes to have 'one or two you may like to see as well'. Dunning had served in the United States Army Medical Corps before going to England to practice osteopathy.

Printed application by Robert Milne for post of assistant surgeon at London Hospital, with testimonials from Frederic Eve, T. H. Openshaw, Percy Furnivall, A. B. Roxburgh, Francis Warner, Arthur H. N. Lewers, Bertrand Dawson, and two others.

Author: 
Dr Robert Milne (1881-1949), consulting surgeon to the London Hospital [Frederic Eve, T. H. Openshaw, Percy Furnivall, A. B. Roxburgh, Francis Warner, Arthur H. N. Lewers, Bertrand Dawson]
Application by Robert Milne for post of assistant surgeon
Publication details: 
8 July 1910; 31 Finsbury Square, E.C.
£80.00
Application by Robert Milne for post of assistant surgeon

4to, 10 pp. On one side each of ten leaves, attached to one another with a pin. Texts clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper, with light rust staining to the first leaf, which carries Milne's printed covering letter. The other nine leaves carry a testimonial letter each (the last two being by Henry Russell Andrews and Hubert M. Turnbull), all couched in glowing terms. Eve describes Milne as 'one of the best House-Surgeons I have ever had', and Bertrand Dawson states that his 'record is one of brilliant success'.

Collection of around twenty-seven Typed Letters Signed and seventeen Autograph Letters Signed, to K. W. Luckhurst, Secretary, and other officers of the Royal Society of Arts, together with some drafts and copies of responses.

Author: 
Oswald Partridge Milne (1881-1968), English architect [The Royal Society of Arts]
Publication details: 
1936-65; Wigmore Street and Hampstead, London.
£250.00

The collection is in good condition, with very occasional minor creasing, staining and loss. Majority of items quarto. Milne was a leading Fellow of the Society, a Chairman of Council in 1959-61 and Vice-President. The collection provides a valuable insight into the day-to-day workings of the Society, from the first letter discussing the R.I.B.A., and whether the Society might set up 'a somewhat similar organisation with similar prestige could be built up for industrial artists', to the last letter commending G. C. H.

Twenty-eight Typed Letters Signed, seventeen Autograph Letters Signed, etc, to K. W. Luckhurst, Secretary, Royal Society of Arts, and others.

Author: 
John Alexander Milne [Henry Stone & Son; the Medici Society; Royal Society of Arts]
Publication details: 
1938-43; various letterheads, including 11, Old Cavendish St, W.1.; Greengates, Sunningdale, Berks; and 35 Grosvenor Square, W.1.
£200.00

British businessman (1872-1955), chairman of the Medici Society Ltd, chairman and managing director of Henry Stone & Son Ltd, printers. Very good. Mostly octavo, with a few quarto and 12mo. Some bearing the Society's stamp and others docketed. Occasional rust marks from paperclips. Mainly concerned with the day-to-day activities of the Royal Society of Arts, of which Milne was a prominent member, around the time of the Second World War. On 7 September 1939: 'I hardly anticipate that you are likely to have trouble in regard to occupation of the premises.

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