[Andrew Lang, Scottish poet, author and collector of folk tales.] Autograph Letter Signed ('A. Lang') to 'Miss Roberts', regarding illness, 'Mudie's little game', an author's lack of remuneration, Sir Francis Bacon.

Andrew Lang (1844-1912), Scottish poet, author, anthropologist and collector of folk and fairy tales
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On letterhead of Alleyne House, St Andrews, Scotland. 6 January [no year].

3pp, 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, aged and worn. Folded once. Wretched handwriting, resulting in the following tentative transcription. He begins by saying that he is sorry she has been ill, adding, 'I have no advantage over you in that matter. The [?] and [?] got hold upon me.' Regarding the celebrated circulating library, he writes that 'Mudie's little game is 'not to [buy?] another little [me?], knowing that he can weary out the public. | I have therefore to circulate my own copy among students, but it is out at present.

[Printed catalogue by the London circulating library.] Mudie's Stock-Taking Sale, 1910. February 28th to March 19th. 100,000 Books to be Sold From 4d. to 120/- each. More than 20,000 New Books, Many at Less than Half Price.

Mudie's Select Library, Limited., 30-34, New Oxford Street, London, W.C. [circulating library; book catalogue]
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Mudie's Select Library, Limited, 30-34, New Oxford Street, London, W.C. 1910.

20pp., 12mo. Stapled pamphlet. In fair condition, on aged paper with slight rust from staple. 617 numbered and priced entries, the first 245 with short descriptive notes. On front page, beneath the title: 'This list is sent out in advance to facilitate selection, and all orders will be dealt with in rotation as received. Completed orders will be despatched AFTER February 28th. | Remittances should accompany orders, and an allowance be made to cover postage, otherwise goods will be forwarded by rail, carriage forward.

Printed booklet giving the 'Terms and Particulars of Subscription' of 'The Largest & Best Circulating Library', Mudie's of New Oxford Street, London.

Mudie's Select Library, Limited, 30-34, New Oxford Street, London, W.C., circulating library
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London: Mudie's Select Library, Ltd., 30-34, New Oxford Street, W.C. Undated [1900s].

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. Printed in brown on cream paper. In fair condition, on lightly-aged and spotted paper, with a couple of short closed tears along fold lines. The front page reads: '"The Largest & Best Circulating Library." | Mudie's | Terms and Particulars of Subscription. | Including Arrangements for: | Town and Country Residents. | Carriage Free Subscriptions. | Delivery by Horse Vans in London and the Suburbs, and by New Motor Service within a radius of 20 miles from London. | Mudie's Select Library, Ltd., | 30-34, New Oxford Street, W.C.

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