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[ Frances Power Cobbe, social reformer, anti-vivisectionist and women's suffrage campaigner. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Francis P Cobbe') to Lady Bowring, inviting her and her friends ('Huxleys, Lyells & others') to meet Julia Ward Howe and husband.

Author: 
Frances Power Cobbe (1822-1904), Irish writer, social reformer, anti-vivisection activist, and women's suffrage campaigner [ Sir John Bowring; Julia Ward Howe ]
Publication details: 
Without place or date [ before 1872 ].
£250.00

2pp., 12mo. On lightly-aged paper with a number of vertical fold lines. The reference to Sir John Bowring dates the letter to before his death in 1872. With reference to Julia Ward Howe (author of the 'Battle Hymn of the Republic') and her husband Samuel Gridley Howe she writes: 'Dr. & Mrs. Howe of Boston whose names you are sure to know (philanthropist poetess) are coming to take a four oclock cup of tea with us on Thursday, the day after to morrow - We are asking a few your [sic] friends Huxleys, Lyells & others to meet them - & it would give us much pleasure if you & Sir John Bowring wd.

[ Rhoda Power, children's author and BBC broadcaster, ] Two Autograph Cards Signed and Typed Letter Signed to B. I. Magraw, regarding scripts for children on BBC radio, and a piece on the capitulation of France.

Author: 
Rhoda Power [ Rhoda Dolores le Poer Power ] (1890-1957), children's writer and pioneering BBC broadcaster [ Beatrice Irene Magraw [ B. I. Magraw, born Beatrice Irene May ] (c.1888-1970), author ]
Publication details: 
TLS on letterhead of the British Broadcasting Corporation, Bristol. 24 June 1940.
£150.00

ONE: ACS ('R Power'). 29 Devonshire Street, London. No date. In pencil (as Item Two). Addressed to 'Mrs B. I Magraw | Ash | Canterbury'. In fair condition (as Item Two), lightly aged and worn. Begins, on the subject of a proposed children's script for BBC radio: 'Will you go ahead with Akbar? I am in a nursing Home pro. Tem – small sudden operation – septic tonsils & will be incapacitated for a fortnight.' She reassures her about the script: 'I know you'll do a good job.

The first two issues of the sixties magazine 'The Flower Scene and the Love Generation', with Ringo Starr and son Jason on the cover of the first and Jimi Hendrix on the second, and articles on the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Velvet Underground, John Peel.

Author: 
Martin Graham, editor, The Flower Scene and the Love Generation [Pink Floyd, Moby Grape, John Peel, Mothers of Invention, the Doors, Velvet Underground and Nico]
Publication details: 
Nottingham: R. Milward & Sons Ltd., Leen Gate, Lenton. No. 1 dated October [1967]. No. 2 dated November [1967].
£180.00

Both issues 32pp., small 4to. Both printed on art paper, and profusely illustrated with black and white photographs. The first issue with lilac cover, and the second with orange cover. Both in good condition, with slight spotting to the cover of the first. No. 1 has an editorial titled 'What It's All About', followed by articles on subjects including the 'Festival Of The Flower Children at Woburn Abbey'; the Flamingo Club in Wardour St; 'John Peel Gives His Views . .

[American Student Protest material, 1970.] Ten leaflets from the aftermath of the Kent State shootings: Labor-Student Coalition for Peace; Militant Labor Forum; Afro-Americans for SWP; The Dominican Students' Revolutionary Front; Workers' League.

Author: 
[Labor-Student Coalition for Peace; Militant Labor Forum; Afro-Americans for SWP; The Dominican Students' Revolutionary Front; Workers' League; Kent State shooting; Vietnam War Protests]
Publication details: 
New York. May 1970.
£320.00

These ten items were produced at the height of the surge of outrage with which the American left greeted the killing of four students by National Guardsmen at Kent State University, Ohio, on 4 May 1970. (As an example of the incident's wider cultural significance, see the song 'Ohio' by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.) Originating from New York, six of the items are dated from the end of the same month, and the other undated items date from the same period. All ten items are single leaves. Eight of them are 8vo, one is 21 x 18cm, and the other 35 x 21cm.

[The Bath Gas Company Bill, 1837.] Autograph Letter Signed from George Olive to H. J. Mant of Bath, discussing the testimony to a Parliamentary committee of 'Witnesses produced by the Promoters'. With signed autograph receipt from C. H. Capper.

Author: 
George Olive of Messrs Mant & Bruce, attorneys, Bath [The Bath Gas Company Bill, House of Commons, 1837; C. H. Capper; H. J. Mant of Bath]
Publication details: 
Olive's letter: Without place [London] or date [docketted 7 July 1837]. Capper's receipt: Birmingham. 19 February 1838.
£120.00

Olive's Letter: 3pp., 4to. Bifolium. Addressed, with postmark, on reverse of second leaf to 'H. J. Mant Esq | 2 Wood St | Queen Square | Bath'. The letter is without place or date. Olive has written the letter on behalf of the Bath attorneys Mant & Bruce (he states at the conclusion that 'Mr Bruce requested me to write to save him the trouble'), who are acting for an interested party (Capper?).

Autograph Signature ('T. P. O'Connor.') of the Irish journalist and politician Thomas Power O'Connor ('Tay Pay'), taken from the bottom of a typed letter addressed to the journalist W. Teignmouth Shore.

Author: 
T. P. O'Connor [Thomas Power O'Connor; 'Tay Pay'] (1848-1929), Irish journalist and politician, founder in 1902 of 'T. P.'s Weekly' [W. Teignmouth Shore (1865-1932), British journalist and author]
Publication details: 
Place and date not stated.
£20.00

On one side of a 7.5 x 16 cm strip of paper, cut from the bottom of a typed letter signed. In fair condition, lightly-aged and with minor traces of mount adhering to reverse. Reads (with O'Connor's signature in autograph and the rest typed): '[...] | Yours sincerely, | T. P. O'Connor. | W. Teignmouth Shore, Esq'.

Typed Letter Signed ('H D'Arcy Power') from the Southampton physician Dr H. D'Arcy Power, written in the spelling of the Phonetic League to 'Bryn', discussing the health of his wife Gretel, and with an autograph postscript by her.

Author: 
Dr H. D'Arcy Power, Physician, Southampton [The Phonetic League]
Publication details: 
On his letterhead ('Consultations by Appointment Only'), 23 Brighton Road, Southampton. 11 April 1934.
£65.00

1p., 4to. Fair, on aged, worn and creased paper. Seventeen lines in phonetic spelling, with printed key at foot, headed: 'NOTE - Members of the Phonetic League are pledged to use this Alphabet and spelling in correspondence.' Disregarding the use of the diaersis, the letter begins: 'Mi der Bryn, | Zis is only a not ov enqwiri tu asertan wezer yu ar stil aliv.

Printed pamphlet for the '30th. Executive Meeting' of the 'International Commission on Large Dams U.A.R. Committee', containing tables, plans, photographs and a paper relating to the 'Aswan Dam Hydro-Electric Scheme'.

Author: 
[Aswan Dam Hydro-Electric Scheme; Gamel Abdel Nasser, President of Egypt; Dipl. Eng. Abdel Moety Abdel Wahab Amer, Assistant Under Secretary of State and President of Hydro-Electric Power Department]
Publication details: 
Cairo, Egypt. February 1963. ['Printed at the General Organisation for Government Printing Offices Cairo | Mohanmmed El-Fateh Omar | Managing Director'.]
£180.00

48pp., landscape 8vo, comprising [ii] + 28pp. of text, followed by 12pp. of tables and plans, and 6 photographs, two of them fold-outs. Stapled, in original card wraps. In fair condition, on aged high-acidity paper. The first page carries a photograph of a smiling Nasser, with the quotations 'Industrialisation is a target leading us to establish a socialist co-operative Community' and 'And Electricity is the backbone of Industry.' Apart from two pages listing 'Contracting firms participating in the scheme', the text comprises an essay by 'Dipl. Eng.

[Mimeographed] "What is Project CN" [Communications Network Inc.; Race in America, 1968]

Author: 
[Isaac Igarashi, Pat Walsh, Robert Maurer, et al; Race in America 1968]
Communications Network Inc.; Race in America, 1968
Publication details: 
[New York, 1968]
£175.00
Communications Network Inc.; Race in America, 1968

10 mimeographed pages, 4to (A4), small rust marks where staple used to be, (pages now detached), mainly good condition, discussing a newly founded organisation, with some church involvement, to stimulate Black participation in American society. Headings include: I. The Dark Backdrop; II. The Options; III. Project CN - Unique Approach (developing over thelast seventeen months!, including list of crisis points - Martin Luther's King's assassination, Tuskagee, support of workers groups, "Eastman Kodak encounter with FIGHT", etc); IV.

Autograph Letter Signed ('George W. Cox') from the historian Sir George William Cox to 'Miss Cobbe' [Frances Power Cobbe] praising her for her efforts in opposing vivisection.

Author: 
Sir George Cox [Sir George William Cox] (1827-1902), classical historian, rector of Scrayingham, York [Frances Power Cobbe (1822-1904), suffragist and anti-vivisectionist]
Autograph Letter Signed ('George W. Cox') from the historian Sir George William
Publication details: 
6 July 1891; Scrayingham Rectory, York.
£180.00
Autograph Letter Signed ('George W. Cox') from the historian Sir George William

12mo, 3 pp. 44 lines. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper, and with the reverse of the second leaf tipped in onto a leaf removed from an autograph album, with manuscript caption reading 'Sir George Cox to Miss Cobbe | given me June 1902.' The letter itself docketed at foot of third page in a contemporary hand. Cox's hand is crabbed and difficult. He thanks her for sending 'Mr Wright's sermon', but can make little use of it: 'The historical portions I must leave on one side.

Autograph Letter Signed from 'R. A. Bennet', editor of 'Truth', to 'Osbert' [Burdett], regarding the Irish journalist and politician T. P. O'Connor.

Author: 
R. A. Bennett, editor of 'Truth' [Thomas Power O'Connor (1848-1929), Irish journalist and proprietor of 'T. P.'s Weekly', founder and first editor of the Sun newspaper; Sir Osbert Sitwell]
Autograph Letter Signed from 'R. A. Bennet', editor of 'Truth',
Publication details: 
11 December 1925; on letterhead of 'Truth' Buildings, Carteret Street, Queen Anne's Gate, London.
£65.00
Autograph Letter Signed from 'R. A. Bennet', editor of 'Truth',

12mo, 1 p. Nine lines. Text clear and complete. Good, on lightly-aged paper. Docketed in pencil on reverse 'R. A. Bennett re T. P. O'Connor'. He is enclosing 'the promised note to "T. P". I see that he is ailing and going to the Riviera at an early date, so you had better try and catch him at once.' Bennett had to get the recipient's address from his publishers, as O'Connor left without passing it on.

Autograph Letter Signed ('W. Morrant Baker') to Power, on the publication of his 'Craft of Surgery'.

Author: 
William Morrant Baker (1839-1896), English physician and surgeon who first described the condition now known as Baker's Cyst [Sir D'Arcy Power (1855-1941)]
Publication details: 
16 June 1886; on his Wimpole Street letterhead.
£75.00

16mo, 4 pp. In bifolium. Text clear and complete. Good, on lightly-aged paper. Congratulating him for a copy of the book, 'a valuable work' parts of which he has read 'with great interest'. In return he is sending 'a large paper Copy of "The Two Foundations", the size of which 'was determined by that of the Engravings of St. Bartholomew's, in view of any body wishing to turn it into a "Granger".'

Typed Letter Signed ('Anthony') from Blond to Ali, countersigned 'Tariq Ali'; Typed Letter Signed ('Tariq') from Ali to Blond; printed contract, with manuscript insertions, signed 'Tariq Ali', for a book by Ali to be entitled 'Ho Chi Minh'.

Author: 
Tariq Ali (b.1943), English radical activist and writer of Indo-Pakistani origin; Anthony Blond (b.1928), British publisher
Publication details: 
1966-1967; London (see below).
£56.00

All three items good, on lightly aged paper. The first two items were formerly attached to one another by a pin. ITEM ONE (one page, folio): Blond to Ali, 6 December 1967, on letterhead of Anthony Blond Ltd, Publishers. Characteristically punchy letter of clarification, headed 'WHO Really Is WHO', and beginning 'This is just to clarify the situation between us'. A list of eight points, the first of which reads 'You are wholly employed compiling this book at a salary of £1,500 per annum for one year.

Electric Transmission of Power

Author: 
Alexander Siemens.
Publication details: 
London and Newcastle, 1895
£80.00

(Pamphlet - Offprint. A Paper read before the North of England Institute of Mining and mechanical Engineers. General Meeting at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, December 8th, 1894 (Excerpt from the Transactions of the Federated Institution of Mining Engineers, London and Newcastle, 1895). 26pp., tall 8vo, 2 plates, one folding, paper wraps, sunned, stained, and chipped, fold mark, wear and tear, contents good, pencil lines by some passages, a few pencilled noets on cover. Owneship signature of Henry J. Young, INSCRIBED "With the Author's Compliments".

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