pp., 4to. Stapled into grey printed wraps. Illustrated with photographs; centrepage spread of matching tables giving 'Weekly Potato Shipments' from Tasmania to Sydney, in 1937 and 1956. On glossy art paper. Both prospectus and inserts in fair condition, on lightly aged and worn paper. Stamp of the Van Diemen's Land Company on front cover, with ownership inscription 'C. C. Carter'.
William Newnham (1790-1865) of Farnham, Surrey, medical practitioner and author [ Dawson Turner (1775-1858), banker, botanist and antiquary ]
Letter dated from Farnham, 27 November 1841. Undated prospectus by London publishers J. Hatchard and Son, 187 Piccadilly, and J. Churchill, Princes Street, Soho..
On a 12mo bifolium of laid paper, with the printed advertisement on the recto of the first leaf, and the manuscript letter on the verso of the second. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper folded twice. The advertisement is headed 'Preparing for Publication, in One thick Volume, 8vo., Price 12s. Cloth,' and consists of a reproduction of the title-page. The letter, addressed to 'Dawson Turner Esq', states that, as a member of the Royal Society of Literature, Newnham has 'taken the liberty of addressing the present announcement to each one of my fellow members'.
Joseph Jackson Howard, LL.D., Maltravers Herald Extraordinary; and Frederick Arthur Crisp
'Private Circular' dated November 1894. With communications to be sent 'To F. A. Crisp, Grove Park, Denmark Hill, London, S.E.' 'Specimen' without place or date.
Both items in good condition, on lightly-aged watermarked laid paper. The 'Private Circular' is 4pp., 4to, in a bifolium. Contains a description by 'J. J. H.', beginning: 'At the suggestion of several friends interested in genealogical research, and with the assistance of Mr. F. A. Crisp, I have been induced to print a portion of my collections illustrating the last three generations of families resident in England and Wales. | The information now collected would in a few years' time be almost unattainable.' The final two pages carry a list of 'Pedigrees in Volumes I.
E. Donovan [Edward Donovan (1768-1837)] [ F. C. and J. Rivington, 62, St. Paul's Church-yard, London booksellers ]
London: Printed for the Author; and for F. C. and J. Rivington, 62, St. Paul's Church-yard and 3, Waterloo-place, Pall-mall. ['Advertisement' dated 'November, 1819.'
4pp., 8vo. Bifolium. Disbound. In fair condition, on lightly aged and worn paper. The first page, with 'Conditions' and details of publishers, is headed 'Donovan's British Quadrupeds; with coloured plates. | On the First of January will be published, | Part I. Price Nine Shillings; and Volume I. Price One Pound | Sixteen Shillings in Boards; | of | The Natural History of British Quadrupeds; | [...]'.
4pp., folio. Bifolium. In fair condition, on lightly aged paper and creased paper, with slight damage to margins at foot of both leaves. Beneath the heading on the first page is a list of around 75 princes, dukes and lords, headed by 'His Most Gracious Majesty the King', under whose 'immediate patronage' the work is to be commenced. Beneath this, in small type is the prospectus, stressing the 'immense Labour and Expense' attending the work (Lewis later claimed had taken six years to compile it, at an outlay of £48,000), which is to be 'published in Four Volumes Quarto - Price 30s.
John Braddick of Boughton Mount, Monchelsea, Kent, slave trader; Samuel Lewis (c.1782-1865), topographer and publisher
Prospectus published from 12, Devereaux-court, Temple, London. [Late 1820s.]
The prospectus is 4pp., folio. Bifolium. In fair condition, on lightly aged paper and creased paper, with slight damage to margins at foot of both leaves. Beneath the heading on the first page is a list of around 75 princes, dukes and lords, headed by 'His Most Gracious Majesty the King', under whose 'immediate patronage' the work is to be commenced.
[James Mill. Scottish historian, economist, political theorist, and philosopher. He was a founder of classical economics]
C. Baldwin, Printer, New Bridge-street, London, .
Four pages, 8vo, bifolium, stab holes, formerly bound among advertising leaves of a periodical presumptively, wear and staining mainly to edges, but text clear and complete. The projectors (particularly James Mill, father of John Stuart Mill) "have long been of the opinion, that a publication devoted to the dissemination of liberal and useful knowledge, on a more comprehensive plan than any which has yet appeared [including] New Discoveries in the Arts and Sciences". No other hard copy of the item has been recorded. The periodical survived from 1830-1806.
Sir John Wilson Bt, Keeper of the King's Philatelic Collection; Clarence Winchester [The Royal Philatelic Collection; the Dropmore Press]
Published by The Viscount Kemsley at the Dropmore Press Ltd., London, England. [Printed by W. S. Cowell Ltd, at the Butter Market, Ipswich, Suffolk.] ['Published by the Gracious Permission of His Majesty King George VI'.]
Large (35 x 25 cm.) sumptuously-printed stitched pamphlet, in printed wraps. 16pp., with one additional collotype plate (stamped 'Specimen Colour Plate') and one tipped-in plate (of the binding), both coloured, and three full-page half-tone plates. Subscription form (The British Book Centre, Inc., New York), in red and black at rear. Aged and worn, with creasing to front cover. Includes three-page 'Commentary on a Unique Volume' by Winchester, and the first three pages of Wilson's text, two pages listing the contents, and specimen pages.
Major-General H. D. W. Sitwell, Keeper of the Jewel House, Tower of London; Clarence Winchester [The Dropmore Press]
Published at The Dropmore Press Limited, 9 Great James Street, London WC1. Undated [before the publication of the book itself in 1953].
4pp., 4to. Bifolium. In very good condition. Covering the whole of the front page is a beautiful coloured illustration of the Imperial State Crown, with no text. The following three pages are printed in black and purple, with the second page carrying the publication details; the third page a full-page note from the editor; and the last page an advertisement for Sir John Wilson's 'Royal Philatelic Collection'. No copies of this item traced on either COPAC or OCLC WorldCat.
The Liverpool Victoria Insurance Corporation, Limited, London [women's economic history in Britain]
The Liverpool Victoria Insurance Corporation, Limited. Head Office: 45-49 Holborn Viaduct, London, E.C. 'November 1st, 1910.'
20pp., 12mo. Stapled, in grey wraps, printed in purple and green. An interesting artifact indicative of women's growing economic power in Britain at the beginning of the nineteenth century. An elegant little production, including six full-page tables, 'Press Notices' (two pages, on inside covers) and a section of 'Other Features attaching to "The Business Woman's" Investment Policy', including 'Advances on House Property' and 'Temperance Section'. Scarce: no copies traced, either on OCLC WorldCat or on COPAC.
John Saunders (1811-1895), editor of 'The People's Journal', London [Henry Anelay (1817-1883), artist; Richard Cobden (1804-1865)]
London People's Journal Office, 69 Fleet Street. [1846.]
2pp., 8vo, on a single leaf. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. One side of the leaf is headed: 'For Three Half-Pence | Is now issued a Weekly Sheet, of Sixteen Pages, Super-royal Octavo, beautifully printed in Double Columns, entitled | The People's Journal: | An Illustrated Periodical for all Classes, | Edited by John Saunders.' The text in small print, is under the headings 'Plan', 'Objects', 'Means', 'Authors' [in three columns, including Miss Martineau, Miss Mitford, Walter Savage Landor, Ebenezer Elliott, 'J. R. Lowell (of America)', 'J. B.
[Percy H. Bate; George Bell and Sons, London publishers; the Pre-Raphaelites]
London: George Bell and Sons, York Street, Covent Garden. [1899.]
4pp., 8vo. Bifolium. On laid paper. In fair condition, lightly aged and spotted. Printed in black with title in red. The first page headed: 'Now Ready | Small Colombier 8vo. With 7 Photogravure Plates, and 84 Illustrations in Half-Tone, £2, 2s.
[The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Review, 1850 prospectus; John Bowyer Nichols and Son, London; John Gough Nichols]
[London: John Bowyer Nichols and Son. 1850.]
4pp., 8vo. Bifolium. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper. The first page carries the 'pitch', beginning: 'AN HISTORICAL MAGAZINE has long been the great desideratum of our literature.' The author proceeds to claim that 'THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE has stepped forward to occupy this vacant post.' The page ends: 'Five numbers of the new undertaking are before the public, and present a fair example of what the work will henceforth be. The following important subjects have been treated of in some of the recent articles: -'.
[S. Mary's College, Paddington (In connection with London University), Church of England Public School and Training College for Secondary Teachers]
S. Mary's College, Paddington [London]. Both undated.
ONE: Prospectus for the 'Church of England Public School & Training College'. 21pp., 12mo. Stitched. In blue card wraps, with the College's name printed in gold in a border on front cover. Printed on shiny art paper with four full-page illustrations: 'S. Mary's College' (frontispiece); 'College Hall'; 'The Kindergarten' and 'The Laboratory'. Good, on lightl-aged paper, in like wraps with creased back cover. TWO: Prospectus for the 'Training College for Secondary Teachers'. 7pp., 12mo. In blue card wraps, with the College's name printed in dark blue in a border on front cover.
[Datchelor Training College [The Mary Datchelor Girls' School, Camberwell], Recognised by the Cambridge Training Syndicate, Governing Body: Worshipful Company of Clothworkers of the City of London]
[Datchelor Training College [The Mary Datchelor Girls' School, The Gove, Camberwell, London, S.E.]] College Reports: February 1898; October 1899; and April 1907. List of Students: 1907.
The four items in fair condition, lightly aged and worn, with rusted staples. All four with shelfmarks, stamps and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. The three college reports, each dated in type at the end, are all 4to, with that of 1898 consisting of 8pp; 1899, 9pp; 1907, 14pp. In addition to the reports, all three carry lists of officers and other information.
[University of Liverpool, Department of Education]
[University of Liverpool, Department of Education.] At the University Press of Liverpool. 1929.
24pp., 12mo. In brown printed wraps. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper, with rusting to staples. Shelfmarks, stamp and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Scarce: no copies on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat.
[Cherwell Hall, Training College for Women Secondary Teachers, Oxford; St Hilda's College, Oxford; Catherine Isabella Dodd (1860-1932), educationalist]
Cherwell Hall, Oxford. Waterlow & Sons, Printers, London and Dunstable. Undated [between 1917 and 1921].
pp., landscape 12mo. With nine full-page photographic views ('Cherwell Hall - South East View', 'The Gateway', 'Cherwell Hall - The South Lawn', 'Porch at Front Door', 'The Entrance Hall', 'The Library, Cherwell Hall', 'The Iris Walk', 'A View in the Grounds, Cherwell Hall, showing Magdalen Tower', 'Cherwell Hall, The Oak Room'). In cream wraps printed in green. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Shelfmark, stamp and label of the Board of Education Reference Library. Can be roughly dated from the fact of the College's principal being Catherine I.
Thomas W. Smith, proprietor, Caslon Letter Foundry, London
Caslon Letter Foundry, 22 Chiswell Street, EC. [London] July 1896.
1p., 12mo. Attractively printed within a decorative border, on the recto of the first leaf of a bifolium. The letter reads: 'Dear Sir | The Specimen Book sent you herewith, of which I have much pleasure in asking your acceptance, contains a history of the Caslon Foundry printed with the justly celebrated types engraved by its founder in the early part of last Century.
[Bohn's Standard Library; H. G. Bohn; Henry George Bohn (1796-1884), London bookseller and publisher]
York Street, Covent Garden. [1848.]
4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In very good condition, on lightly-aged paper. An interesting piece of ephemera relating to a ground-breaking series in the nineteenth-century extension of the market for serious literature. An initial 27-line prospectus in small print is followed by a list of the details of the 35 'Volumes already Published' and of 20 works 'in progress'. The final page carries details of items 'Uniform with his STANDARD LIBRARY, price 3s. 6d.', under the headings 'Bohn's Extra Volume', 'Bohn's Scientific Library, Vol. 1', 'Bohn's Antiquarian Library' and 'Bohn's Classical Library'.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia; Commonwealth of Australia 4 1/2 Per Cent. 3 Years' War Savings Certificate; Lieut. J. Moss, Selborne Chambers, Howard Street, Perth
Commonwealth Bank of Australia, 24th March, 1917.
2pp., 4to. On worn and aged paper, unobtrusively repaired with archival tape. The prospectus is on one side of the leaf, headed in capitals 'Money obtained by the sale of war savings certificates will be used by the Commonwealth for war purposes only.' The reverse carries the 'Form of Application for Commonwealth of Australia 4 1/2 Per Cent. 3 Years' War Savings Certificate.' The form has been completed and signed by Lieutenant J. Moss, at Selborne Chambers, Howard Street, Perth, with an application for £875.
[Baptist Union of Great Britain and Ireland; The Baptist Union Annuity Fund for Retired Ministers, and ministers' Widows and Orphans]
Without place or date [c.1875].
4pp., 4to. Bifolium. In fair condition, on aged paper, with closed tears along a central vertical fold. The first three pages carry 32 numbered rules, on the topics: Titles; Design; Management; Membership; Subscriptions; Benefits; Repayments; Funds; Disputes; Alteration of Rules; General. The last page carries three tables (first two regarding 'Ministers' and last on 'Widows & Orphans'), headed 'Schedule of Subscriptions and Payments'. Scarce: no copy located on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat. The Times of 12 October 1875 carries a report of the passing of the resolution by 'Rev. Mr.
Dr John Propert (1792-1867), founder of the Royal Medical Benevolent College, Epsom [now Epsom College]
New Cavendish Street, Portland Place, W. [London]. February 1859.
3pp., 4to. Bifolium. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper, with traces of mount adhering to the blank reverse of the second leaf. The First page is headed, in fancy type, 'ROYAL MEDICAL BENEVOLENT COLLEGE. | EPSOM.', beneath which is an engraving of the College. The prospectus is presented in the form of a letter, and is dated 'Febry. 1859' and signed (as a 'faithful fellow-laborer') by Propert in light-blue ink.
[University College of Wales, Aberystwyth; Board of Education Reference Library]
The University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. Four items dating from 1916, the others from 1896-1897, 1899, 1907 and 1938.
The six items from the Board of Education Reference Library, and variously bearing its stamp, shelfmarks and red label. The collection in fair condition, on aged and worn paper. ONE: 'Brief explanatory statement to accompany the Degree Regulations of the University of Wales, and the Schemes of study in accordance therewith, submitted by the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, and approved by the University for Session 1896-7.' Printed by R. Samuel, Printer, New Street, Aberystwyth. 8pp., 12mo.
[University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire; Board of Education Reference Library]
University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire. Seventeen of the items dating from between 1894 and 1921; the eighteenth from 1955.
The collection is in good condition, on aged and worn paper. The nineteen items all from the Board of Education Reference Library, and variously bearing its stamp, shelfmarks and red label. ONE: 'County Free Studentships and Scholarships.' Cardiff: Daniel Owen and Company, Limited, St. Mary Street. 1894. 12pp., 12mo. In grey printed wraps. TWO: 'County Free Studentships and Scholarships'. Cardiff: Daniel Owen and Company, Limited (as Item One). 1895. 12pp., 12mo. In grey printed wraps. THREE: 'Diplomas in Engineering, Mining, Metallurgy, and Mining and Metallurgy.
[George Henry Lewes (1817-1878), writer and partner of the novelist 'George Eliot' [Marian Evans (1819-1880)]; W. Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh and London]
W. Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh and London. [1858.]
4pp., 16mo. Bifolium. Very good, on lightly-aged paper, with slight traces of glue to fold edge. The first two pages carry the 'Prospectus', beginning: 'NO Scientific subject can be so important to Man as that of his own life. No knowledge can be so incessantly appealed to by the incidents of the every day, as the knowledge of the processes by which he lives and acts. At every moment he is in danger of disobeying laws which, when disobeyed, may bring years of suffering, decline of powers, premature decay.
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.
Major George Webb De Renzy, of the 82nd Regiment, and Barrack-Master, Dundee [The Duke of Wellington]
Castletown, Isle of Man. 1 January 1847.
1p., 4to. Thirteen lines of text, daintily printed in small type. On lightly-aged and creased paper, with a number of short closed tears. Dated in print at the foot 'Castletown, Isle of Man, | 1847.' Beneath this De Renzy has written, in manuscript, '1st January, | [signed] George Webb De Renzy, Major | and Barrack-Master'.
Richard Paulussen (c.1854-1906), of Margarethenhof, Vienna, photogravure engraver and printer [Heinrich von Angeli; Anton Kozakiewicz, Polish painter; Franz Joseph, Emperor of Austria]
Brochure dated in type 'Vienna, May 1889. | V. Margarethenhof.' The four engravings undated.
The four prints are in good condition, on aged paper. Each of the four engravings is on india paper, laid down on a piece of good thick laid paper of dimensions 19.5 x 28 cm. Printed beneath each image is 'Photogravure R.
Office, Laboratories, and Central Wholesale and Retail Depot, 49, Berners Street, Oxford Street, London. 1856.
Folio, 3 pp. Bifolium. Text clear and complete. On aged and creased paper. Giving a list of the Company's officers, including the six directors. Incorporated in 1856, and wound up by liquidators in 1861. Setting out the Company's aims and purposes, beginning 'This Company has been established to meet the urgent public demand for pure Drugs and Chemicals, and for Medicines prepared by the aid of the present advanced state of science.' Containing a long quotation from The Times regarding 'the evils arising from the prevalence of adulteration of Drugs and Chemicals employed in Medicine'.