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Collection of printed material by the Official Buddy Holly Appreciation Society, England, including membership cards, newsletters, publicity photographs, biographies, lists of recordings, facsimile letter from Holly's parents, fake concert poster.

Author: 
Buddy Holly and The Crickets [The Official Buddy Holly Appreciation Society, England; Mr and Mrs L. O. Holley]
Publication details: 
Dating from between 1961 and 1965.
£250.00

Following the singer's death in 1959 Johnny C. Beecher relaunched Holly's official English fan club, helping to keep his reputation alive at a time when he was practically forgotten in America. As Beecher stated in an interview, he kept 'in touch with Buddy's parents, Ella and L.O., and I can say that without them it wouldn't have been possible, as they sent us all sorts of information and photographs that kept up our enthusiasm. The Crickets also helped out and were pretty nice considering all we ever asked 'em was, "What was Buddy really like." Despite that, we became pals.

[ China policy 1925 ] Printed (British government?) report entitled 'A Plan for China.'

Author: 
British Government Plan for China, 1925 [League of Nations; Great Britain; Foreign Office]
Publication details: 
Dated 'April, 1925.' [Foreign Office, London?]
£280.00

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.

[ Printed item. ] Freedom of the Press and the Challenge of the Official Secrets Acts.

Author: 
National Union of Journalists; National Council for Civil Liberties; Major G. Lloyd George; Dingle Foot; Compton Mackenzie; L. C. White; A. P. Herbert; Kingsley Martin; C. J. Bundock; R. Willis
Publication details: 
Speeches made at the Conference [...] convened by the National Union of Journalists and the National Council for Civil Liberties and held at the Beaver Hall, in the City of London, on November 5th, 1938. [ Watford Printers Limited, Watford. ]
£80.00

32pp., 8vo. Stapled in grey printed card wraps. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper, in like wraps, with rusted staples. Lloyd George, Foot and Herbert are all described on the title-page as MPs, White is named as 'Assistant General Secretary, Civil Service Clerical Association', Martin as 'Editor, "New Statesman and Nation"', Bundock as 'General Secretary, National Union of Journalists' and Willis as 'Secretary, London Trades Council'. A collection of impassioned and perceptive contributions.

Typed Letter Signed ('Wyndham. A. Bewes') from the jurist Wyndham Austis Bewes to the British colonial official Sir Graham Bower, regarding a conference at Oxford and the German jurist Walter Simons, and complaining of 'the terrible time'.

Author: 
Wyndham Austis Bewes (1857-1942) of the Grotius Society and International Law Association [Sir Graham John Bower (1848-1933), British colonial official in South Africa; Walter Simons (1861-1937)]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the International Law Association, 2 King's Bench Walk, The Temple [London]. 7 June 1932.
£65.00

1p., 4to. In good condition, on lightly aged and creased paper. Addressing Bower as 'My dear Sir Graham', Bewes begins: 'Considering the terrible times that we are passing through and which I see are so badly affecting you, I think you are too generous in sending a contribution fitting for halcyon days.' After a reference to Bower's bronchitis, he discusses the conference at Oxford, concluding: 'The German members who have already accepted are few for conditions there are frightful. Simons [the German jurist Walter Simons] is taking a kur [sic] and writes that he is not sure to come.

Typed Letter Signed ('Wyndham. A. Bewes') from the jurist Wyndham Austis Bewes to the British colonial official Sir Graham Bower, regarding a conference at Oxford and the German jurist Walter Simons, and complaining of 'the terrible time'.

Author: 
Wyndham Austis Bewes (1857-1942) of the Grotius Society and International Law Association [Sir Graham John Bower (1848-1933), British colonial official in South Africa; Walter Simons (1861-1937)]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the International Law Association, 2 King's Bench Walk, The Temple [London]. 7 June 1932.
£65.00

1p., 4to. In good condition, on lightly aged and creased paper. Addressing Bower as 'My dear Sir Graham', Bewes begins: 'Considering the terrible times that we are passing through and which I see are so badly affecting you, I think you are too generous in sending a contribution fitting for halcyon days.' After a reference to Bower's bronchitis, he discusses the conference at Oxford, concluding: 'The German members who have already accepted are few for conditions there are frightful. Simons [the German jurist Walter Simons] is taking a kur [sic] and writes that he is not sure to come. PRIVATE.

[Printed pamphlet in defence of the British House of Lords.] Civilisation and the Constitution. A Catechism.

Author: 
Graham Bower [Sir Graham John Bower, RN] (1848-1933), Irish-born British colonial official, Imperial Secretary to High Commissioners for Southern Africa, 1884-1897 [Parliament; House of Lords]
Publication details: 
Without place or date. [South Africa, 1880s or 1890s.]
£120.00

2pp., 4to. On the rectos of the two leaves of a bifolium. Signed in type at end 'GRAHAM BOWER.' On laid paper with 'SOUTHERN CROSS | FINE QUALITY' watermark, suggesting, with the typographic style, that it was written during the period of that he served as Imperial Secretary. Very good, on lightly aged and creased paper.

[Printed pamphlet.] official secret? that Isis article ['Frontier incidents. exposure | This article which first appeared in the Oxford Isis, 26.2.58. is reprinted by Universities and Left-Review Club in response to public interest.']

Author: 
[Paul Richard Thompson, Corpus Christi; William Miller, Lincoln College, Oxford; Universities & Left Review, ed. Stuart Hall, Gabriel Pearson, Ralph Samuel, Charles Taylor; Official Secrets Act]
Publication details: 
''Printed and published by ULR Club, 41 Croftdown Rd., London, N.W.5 | Price 3d.' 1958.
£120.00

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. On aged paper, with chipping, slight loss to margin, and closed tears. The only words on the covers are 'official secret?' in large bold type up the leading edge of the front cover from the bottom right-hand corner, and 'that Isis article' down the leading edge from the top left-hand corner of the back cover. The article is reprinted across the two inner pages, with the slug and price at the foot of the second page.

Seven original prints of photographs of General Sir Henry Horne addressing the First Army of the British Army of the First World War at Ranchicourt in France in August 1917.

Author: 
[General Sir Henry Sinclair Horne (1861-1929); the First Army; the British Army; the First World War; the 5th Battalion the Lincolnshire Regiment]
Seven original prints of photographs of General Sir Henry Horne
Publication details: 
[Circa 1917.]
£75.00
Seven original prints of photographs of General Sir Henry Horne

Each print is in black and white, landscape and 17.5 x 23 cm. They are lightly-worn and in fair condition. Part of a series of British official war photographs (one was published on 26 January 1918 on p. 469 of Part 180, Vol. X, of 'The Great War' magazine), and each numbered between S480 and S501. Shots of troops marching past the Chateau, of a large body of men in battledress standing in grounds, being addressed by the General and a padre, standing at a rostrum draped with the Union Flag and other allied flags, with officers seated beside it.

Sixteen original prints of photographs of General Sir Henry Horne addressing the First Army of the British Army of the First World War at Ranchicourt in France in August 1917, including three prints forming a panorama of the whole scene.

Author: 
[General Sir Henry Sinclair Horne (1861-1929); the First Army; the British Army; the First World War; the 5th Battalion the Lincolnshire Regiment]
Sixteen original prints of photographs of General Sir Henry Horne
Publication details: 
[Circa 1917.]
£125.00
Sixteen original prints of photographs of General Sir Henry Horne

Each print is in black and white, landscape and 17.5 x 23 cm. They are lightly-worn and in fair condition; one has a short closed tear and another a vertical crease at one side (neither of these in the panorama). Part of the same series of British official war photographs (one was published on 26 January 1918 on p. 469 of Part 180, Vol. X, of 'The Great War' magazine), and each numbered between S480 and S501.

Report from the Select Committee on Official Publications, &c. with the Proceedings of the Committee.

Author: 
[Report from the House of Commons Select Committee on Official Publications, 1906.]
Publication details: 
'Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be Printed, 23 July 1906.' London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, by Wyman and Sons, Limited, 109, Fetter Lane, E.C. 1906.
£45.00

8vo, 31 + [i] pp. Unbound. Fair, on aged paper. Title page carries small stamp of the University of Hull, and ownership inscription of J. R. Warburton. The Committee was appointed 'to inquire into the Number, Bulk, Cost, and Circulation of the Documents printed by Order of this House [of Commons], or presented to it through Public Departments, and to report what Reductions, if any, can be made thereon', those documents comrpising: '(1) The Votes and Proceedings of the House of Commons. (2) Journals of the House of Commons. (3) Bills. (4) Acts of Parliament. (5) Parliamentary Debates.

Report from the Select Committee on Publications; together with the Proceedings of the Committee and Minutes of Evidence. [with] Index and Digest of Evidence to the Report from the Select Committee on Publications. Session 1907.

Author: 
[Report from the House of Commons Select Committee on Publications, 1907.]
Publication details: 
Both 'Report' and 'Index': 'Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed, 26 July 1907.' and both 'London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, by Wyman and Sons, Limited, 109, Fetter Lane, E.C.'
£95.00

Report: 8vo, xiv + 76 pp. In original blue printed wraps. Index: six pages, unbound, continuing pagination to 81. Both items fair, on aged paper with slight damp staining to extremities and both carrying unobtrusive stamp of the University of Hull. The Select Committee was 'appointed to examine the PUBLICATIONS printed by Order of this HOUSE [of Commons], or presented to it through PUBLIC DEPARTMENTS, and to call attention to any case in which unnecessary expense has been incurred'. Uncommon: the only copy of the 'Report' on COPAC at Southampton, and no copy of the 'Index'.

[Report from the Select Committee on Publications, together with the Proceedings of the Committee, Minutes of Evidence, and Appendix. [with] Index to the Minutes of Evidence taken before the Select Committee of the House of Commons on Publications.

Author: 
[Report from the House of Commons Select Committee on Publications, 1908.]
Publication details: 
Both 'Report' and 'Index': 'Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed, 10th December, 1908.' and both 'London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, By Vacher and Sons, Westminster House, Great Smith Street, S.W.'
£95.00

Report: 8vo, xvi + 115 pp. In original blue printed wraps. Index: 8vo, ten pages, unbound, continuing pagination to 126. Both items fair, on aged paper, and both carrying unobtrusive stamp of the University of Hull. Chipping and repair with archival tape to wrap of 'Report'. The Committee was 'appointed to examine the Publications printed by Order of this House [of Commons] or presented to it through Public Departments, and to call attention to any case in which unnecessary expense has been incurred'. Scarce: the only copy of the 'Report' on COPAC at Southampton, and no copy of the 'Index'.

Report of the Select Committee on Publications; together with the Proceedings of the Committee.

Author: 
[Report of the House of Commons Select Committee on Publications, 1907.]
Publication details: 
'Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed, 26 July 1907.' London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, By Wyman and Sons, Limited, 109, Fetter Lane, E.C.
£56.00

8vo, xii + [i] pp. Unbound. Fair, on aged paper, with title carrying unobtrusive stamp of the University of Hull. The Committee was 'appointed to examine the PUBLICATIONS printed by Order of this HOUSE [of Commons], or presented to it through PUBLIC DEPARTMENTS, and to call attention to any case in which unnecessary expense has been inucurred.' Scarce: the only copy on COPAC at Southampton.

Report from the Select Committee on Official Publications, &c. together with the Proceedings of the Committee, Minutes of Evidence, and Appendix. [with] Index and Digest of Evidence to the Report from the Select Committee on Official Publications, &c

Author: 
[Report from the House of Commons Select Committee on Official Publications, 1906.]
Publication details: 
Both 'Report' and 'Index': 'Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed, 23 July 1906.' and both 'London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, by Wyman and Sons, Limited, 109, Fetter Lane, E.C.'
£95.00

Report: 8vo, xxxii + 141 pp. In original blue printed wraps. Index: 8vo, 28 + [i] pp, unbound, continuing pagination to 169. Both items fair, on aged paper, with the 'Report' in chipped wraps. Both items carrying unobtrusive stamp of the University of Hull, the 'Report' also with the reception stamp of Alexander Pollard, 26 June 1907. Uncommon: the only copy of the 'Report' on COPAC at Southampton, and the only copy of the 'Index' at Birmingham.

Three printed reports of meetings held at the Council House, Chichester, of the West Sussex branch of the British 'War Agricultural Committee' (two from 1915 and one from 1916) and one report from the 'War Agricultural Executive Committee'.

Author: 
[Herbert Padwick, Chairman, War Agricultural Committee, West Sussex Branch; First World War; British farming; women and agriculture]
Publication details: 
The three 'War Agricultural Committee' reports: 16 November and 22 December 1915, and 9 February 1916. 'War Agricultural Executive Committee' report: 29 January 1917. All meetings held at the Council House, Chichester [West Sussex Committee].
£350.00

All four items clear and complete, on lightly-aged and creased paper. Item One: Report of WAC meeting of 16 November 1915. Folio, 6 pp. Includes 'Reports from District Sub-Committees' and section on 'Enlistment as to Skilled Agricultural Labourers'. Also section on 'Women's County Committee'. Item Two: Report of WAC meeting of 22 December 1915. Folio, 4 pp. Sections on 'Instruction in milking to women' and 'Employment of women on farm work'. Signed in type as Chairman by Padwick. Item Three: Report of WAC meeting of 9 February 1916. Folio, 4 pp. Signed in type as Chairman by Padwick.

Printed (British government?) report entitled 'A Plan for China.'

Author: 
British Government Plan for China, 1925 [League of Nations; Great Britain; Foreign Office]
Publication details: 
Dated 'April, 1925.' [Foreign Office, London?]
£480.00

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.

Autograph Letter Signed ('Stanley Buckmaster') to [F.] Meade[, Secretary, Official Press Bureau].

Author: 
Stanley Owen Buckmaster, 1st Viscount Buckmaster (1861-1934), Liberal politician and Lord Chancellor [the Official Press Bureau; Great War; censorship]
Publication details: 
12 April 1915; on embossed government letterhead of the Official Press Bureau, Whitehall.
£35.00

12mo, 3 pp, 26 lines. Good, with tiny pin holes at head and foot of both leaves of the bifolium, and one corner roughened by removal of mount. Buckmaster has learnt that Meade is 'contemplating leaving [his] work in this Office', and would 'greatly regret any such step' as Meade's work is 'of great assistance and is much appreciated by all of us in this room'. While Buckmaster realises that there is little opportunity for advancement, he feels that 'we all do render considerable service to the state'.

Official Programme of the State Procession of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Victoria.

Author: 
The Coronation of Queen Victoria, 1838 [Sir Henry Dryden of Canons Ashby]
Publication details: 
[1838] 'London: Printed by W. MARSHALL, 24, Tavistock-street, Covent-Garden; Removed from 1, Holborn Bars Printed by E. ELLIOT, 14, Holywell-street, Strand.'
£500.00

On a piece of yellow wove paper roughly 565 x 455 mm. Text and illustrations clear and entire on creased and spotted paper with some wear to extremities. The order of the procession is given in three columns, divided by decorative rules. At the foot is an illustration (120 x 195 mm) of the queen's coach reaching Westminster Abbey, with crowds and a banner reading 'LONG LIVE VICTORIA'.

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