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[Roget family tree.] Autograph pedigree of Jean Roget, father of Peter Mark Roget, creator of the Thesaurus.

Author: 
John Roget [Jean Roget] (1751-1783), Geneva-born pastor of two French protestant churches in London, father of Thesaurus compiler Peter Mark Roget and brother-in-law of Sir Samuel Romilly (1757-1818)
Publication details: 
Note by Roget dating the item to ‘le mois May 1761’.
£350.00

See the entries in the Oxford DNB for his brother-in-law Sir Samuel Romilly and his son Peter Mark Roget, as well as Joshua Kendall’s 2008 biography of the latter, ‘The Man Who Made Lists’. From the Roget family papers. On one side of a 33 x 23 cm piece of laid paper.

[John Roget [Jean Roget], Geneva-born pastor in London, father of Peter Mark Roget (of the ‘Thesaurus’) and brother-in-law of Sir Samuel Romilly.] Autograph Notebook in French, with apparently-original compositions and extracts from other authors.

Author: 
John Roget [Jean Roget] (1751-1783), Geneva-born pastor of two French protestant churches in London, father of Thesaurus compiler Peter Mark Roget and brother-in-law of Sir Samuel Romilly (1757-1818)
Publication details: 
Undated, but probably started after 1773, and in part written after his arrival in London from Geneva in 1775.
£800.00

See the entries in the Oxford DNB for his brother-in-law Sir Samuel Romilly and his son Peter Mark Roget, as well as Joshua Kendall’s 2008 biography of the latter, ‘The Man Who Made Lists’. From the Roget family papers, and certainly of later date than the two schoolboy commonplace books by Jean Roget offered separately. Roget is not named as the author, but the handwriting is his, and the spine bears the remains of a blue paper label with the words ‘MSS of the Rev. J. Ro[get]’ on it the same nineteenth-century hand (P. M. Roget's?) as the two commonplace books.

[John Roget [Jean Roget], Geneva-born protestant pastor in London, father of Thesaurus compiler Peter Mark Roget and brother-in-law of Sir Samuel Romilly.] Two childhood Autograph Commonplace Books (‘Livres d'Extraits’ and ‘Fruits de mes Lectures’).

Author: 
John Roget [Jean Roget] (1751-1783), Geneva-born pastor of two French protestant churches in London, father of Thesaurus compiler Peter Mark Roget and brother-in-law of Sir Samuel Romilly (1757-1818)
Publication details: 
1766-1767 [Geneva]. Vol. 1: 27 June to 16 December 1766. Vol.2: Begun 17 December 1766.
£500.00

See the entries in the Oxford DNB for his brother-in-law Sir Samuel Romilly and his son Peter Mark Roget, as well as Joshua Kendall’s 2008 biography of the latter, ‘The Man Who Made Lists’. The two items were commenced while Roget was a fifteen-year-old schoolboy in Geneva, and nine years before his 1775 emigration to London. The two volumes of the same dimensions, but not uniform. Vol.1: 179pp, small 4to. Vol.2: 146pp, small 4to. Both tight and internally in good condition, lightly aged, in worn card wraps, each with a different stencilled design on the covers.

[Jean-Henri Merle d'Aubigné, Swiss historian of the Reformation and Protestant cleric.] Autograph Letter Signed, in French, to ‘Miss Caroline Thompson, Bedford’, discussing the true importance of his ‘livre sur la Réformation’.

Author: 
Jean-Henri Merle d'Aubigné (1794-1872), Swiss historian of the Reformation and Protestant cleric [Caroline Thompson of Bedford]
Publication details: 
2 December 1866. La Graveline, Genève [Geneva, Switzerland].
£120.00

2pp, 16mo. Twenty-four lines of text. In good condition, lightly aged. Signed ‘Merle d’Aubigné’ and addressed ‘A Miss Caroline Thompson, / Bedford’ at foot of second page. Begins by stating that his ‘livre sur la Réformation est peu de chose’. What is important is how it shows that God transforms hearts, ‘et plusieurs personnes de divers pays m’ont écrit: “En voyant comment Luther trouva Christ, par la bonté de Dieu je l’ai trouvé moi même!”’ He continues with reference to Claudine Levet and Calvin.

[Religious Tract Society, London.] Seventeen uncommon printed tracts, variously in poetry and prose, including ‘Give it up? - No, never! or, The History of John Brook’ and ‘The Two Colliers; or, The Power of Religion in the Hour of Danger.’

Author: 
Religious Tract Society, London; W. Clowes and Sons; A. Applegarth; J. and C. Evans; J. Davis
Publication details: 
None dated (1820s and 1830s). All 17 titles sold by The Religious Tract Society, at the Depository, 56 Paternoster-row, London. A total of seven with three London printers: W. Clowes and Sons; A. Applegarth; J. and C. Evans. (J. Davis, bookseller.)
£250.00

Seventeen items, each 12mo, 8pp. All uncommon, and two (7 and 17 below) not listed on WorldCat or JISC LHD. All disbound and stabbed as issued. The collection in fair overall condition: some creasing and wear, and a few items discolored. Item 14 with grey staining to front cover. The first item with no illustration; the other sixteen each with a vignette on the front page. One item (4) with a second illustration in text. Item 2 with device of the RTS on the final page.

[ Lady Byron ] Autograph Letter Signed "A I Noel Byron" to unnamed male correspondent (George Armstrong of Clifton Vale) about her view of "free and tolerant Protestant Churches".

Author: 
Anne Isabella Noel Byron, Lady Byron, sometime wife of Lord Byron.
Publication details: 
Brighton, 17 March 1851.
£580.00

A substantial letter in length and quality. Three pages, 12mo, bifolium, very good condition.

[ Eugène Bersier, pastor and founder of the Evangelical Church of l'Etoile, Paris. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Eug Bersier.'), in French [ to the wife of Robert Holland of Stanmore Hall? ], about a trip to England to raise money for his new church.

Author: 
Eugène Bersier (1831-1889), Swiss-born French Protestant pastor, founder of tthe Evangelical Church of l'Etoile, Paris
Publication details: 
On letterhead of 216 Boulevard Péreire, Paris.
£130.00

2pp., 8vo. Bifolium. In fair condition, lightly aged. The recipient is addressed as 'Chère Madame' and is not otherwise identified, although the conclusion connects her with 'Monsieur Hollard', i.e. he maried Marie Hollard. He writes that he will be in London in six days, and that he will only have 'douze ou quinze jours à passer en Angleterre', and that he wishes to spend his time 'de la manière le plus profitable au succès de mon oeuvre. Il s'agit de collecter pour ma nouvelle église'.

[ Dr. Williams's Library, London. ] Printed Circular concerning the 'general Register of Births of Dissenters' Children', comprising a letter from John Webster, Secretary, and two notices.

Author: 
Committee of Deputies, appointed to protect the Civil Rights of the Three Denominations of Protestant Dissenters (John Webster, Secretary) [ Dr. Williams's Library, London; Dissenters; Unitarians]
Publication details: 
Webster's letter from Queen-street, Cheapside, London, 11 December 1808 [ amended in manuscript from 13 June 1806 ]. Printed by C. and W. Galabin, Ingram Court, London.
£280.00

2pp., folio. On a bifolium. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper repaired with archival tape. The printer's slug is at the foot of both pages of text. At the head of the recto of the first leaf is Webster's printed letter, reading: 'Reverend Sir, | I am directed by the Committee of Deputies to send you the enclosed Notices.

[ Inscribed by the author. ] 1531-1931. Thomas Bilney, M.A., LL.D., Fellow of Trinity Hall, and Professor of Civil Law at Cambridge, and The Dawn of The Fourth Centenary of The Reformation in England.

Author: 
G. E. Connor [ Gwendolyn Edith Connor (1885-1950), afterwards Gwendolyn Edith Tapley-Soper ] [ Thomas Bilney (c.1495-1531), English Protestant martyr ]
Publication details: 
At end: 'G. E. CONNOR. | [2] Dix's Field, | Exeter.' [ Pamphlet from 1931; author's inscription dated 1938. ]
£90.00

4pp., 4to. Bifolium. In good condition with light signs of age. Inscribed at bottom right: 'With Compliments | from | The Writer. 1938.' And beneath inscription, again by Moore, in pencil: 'Kindly return, after reading, if not required, to 28 Bouverie Place, Exeter. As copies are now scarce'. At the end of the document the author has added '2' to his address, and has amended the following: 'A Memorial Tablet to Dr. Thomas Bilney will (D.V.) [amended to 'was'] be unveiled on September 19th, 1931, in the Lollards' Pit at Norwich). [added in manuscript: 'by Mrs.

[ Huguenot Church of St Martin Orgar, London. ] Exchequer receipt signed by ministers James Eynard and David Durand, and Elders John Bonnet, Matthew Clarmont, Philip Rigail and Peter De Visme junior.

Author: 
[ Huguenot Church of St Martin Orgar, London ] James Eynard and David Durand, ministers; John Bonnet, Matthew Clarmont, Philip Rigail and Peter De Visme junior, Elders
Publication details: 
[ His Majesty's Receipt of Exchequer, London. ] 13 November 1749.
£500.00

1p., 8vo. On aged and worn paper. Laid out in the usual style, with printed text completed in manuscript. Records a payment of £12 10s 0d to the 'Ministers and Elders Of the French Church of St Martin Orgars of London as Assigned by Margin', and signed at foot by 'James Eynard Minister', 'David Durand Minister', and elders 'Jno Bonnet', 'Matthew Clarmont', 'Philip Rigail' and 'Peter De Visme junr'.

[ Penal Laws and Tests ] The Project for Repealing the Penal Laws and Tests. with the Honorable Means used to effect it. Being a Preface to a Treatise concerning the Penal Laws and Tests.

Author: 
[Henry Maurice (c. 1647–1691), Welsh clergyman ]
Publication details: 
[London : s.n., 1688]
£250.00

Four pages, 4to, bifolium, sl. crumpled and foxed, but text legible and complete, trimmed unevenly, small holes at joint, fair. Note: Attributed by Wing to Henry Maurice. In this edition sig. "A" is under the second "o" of "condescension" and there is a comma after "Undertakers" in third line of text. ESTC citation no.: R236866

[ Jean-Henri Merle d'Aubigné, Swiss historian of the Reformation.] Autograph Letter Signed, in French, regarding a prospectus by 'La Commission de la Bibliothèque'. With contemporary original photograph of d'Aubigné.

Author: 
Jean-Henri Merle d'Aubigné (1794-1872), Swiss Protestant minister and historian of the Reformation
Publication details: 
7 February 1869.
£250.00

2pp., 8vo. On bifolium. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper. Written in a difficult hand. Dated 'M<?> 7 Fevr 69'. Addressed to 'Monsieur & Mes colleguès'. He writes regarding the 'Commission de la Bibliothèque', and their direction that he send copies of their prospectus to 'M le <?> Hofman à Berlin', with reference to 'Mr B'. The sepia portrait photograph of d'Aubigné is 9 x 5.5 cm and appears to have been cut down, but is otherwise in good condition.

[Printed pamphlet.] Extracts from The Registers of The Nonconformist Chapel at Dukinfield, co. Chester, kept by The Rev. Samuel Angier, 1677 to 1713. A Paper read before the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, 24th February, 1881.

Author: 
J. P. Earwaker [Rev. Samuel Angier; the Nonconformist Chapel, Dukinfield, County Chester]
Publication details: 
For Private Circulation. Liverpool: T. Brakell, Printer, 58, Dale Street. 1882.
£120.00

28pp., 8vo. Disbound pamphlet. In good condition, on aged paper, with manuscript shelfmark at foot of title-page. Uncommon. No copies at the British Library or at Doctor Williams's Library, and only four copies traced on COPAC.

[Printed pamphlet.] The Lamps of the Temple. A Letter addressed to the Churches of the Congregational Order by the Southern Board of Education, concerning the Supply and Education of their Ministers.

Author: 
[The Congregational Church in England and Wales; The Southern Board of Education (England)]
Publication details: 
London: Printed by Yates Alexander and Shepheard, Lonsdale Buildings, Chancery Lane. [Between 1881 and 1883.]
£56.00

22pp., 8vo. Disbound. In fair condition, lightly-aged, with shelfmark in manuscript at foot of title-page. Scarce: the only copy on OCLC WorldCat and COPAC at the British Library, whose entry dates the item no earlier than 1881, and no later than 1883.]

[Printed pamphlet.] An Address delivered in the Chapel of the Protestant Dissenters' Grammar School, Mill Hill, on Occassion of Public Day, June 18th, 1845.

Author: 
Algernon Wells [Rev. Algernon Wells (1793-1850), Secretary of Mill Hill Grammar School, and to the Colonial Missionary Society] [Evangelical Dissenters]
An Address delivered in the Chapel of the Protestant Dissenters' Grammar School,
Publication details: 
London: Printed by J. Unwin, 31, Bucklersbury. 1845.
£125.00
An Address delivered in the Chapel of the Protestant Dissenters' Grammar School,

12mo, 15 pp. Stitched and unbound. Text clear and complete. Good, on aged paper. Described by Wells as 'an attempt, however feeble, to set forth the character and design of that interesting establishment', Mill Hill Grammar School, and 'designed to exhibit favourably a Public Grammar Education, rendered select by strict religious oversight; and to show the importance that Evangelical Dissenters should possess a permanent Institution for securing such an education for the sons of their more respectable families'.

An Impartial Account of Richard Duke of York's Treasons. And the several Arts and Methods made use of by him for the obtaining the Crown of England. To which is added the True Picture of a Popish Successor, [...].

Author: 
[King Richard III; Anti-Catholic; Papist; Popery; Protestant]
Publication details: 
London, Printed for Allen Banks, MDCLXXXII. [1682]
£250.00

Folio: ii + 21 pp. After 'Popish Successor,' the title continues 'Exactly drawn by the Reigns of Christian the Second, and Sygismond King of Sweden, and Ferdinand the Second King of Bohemia.' Text clear and entire, on discoloured and lightly-foxed paper. Slight chipping to edges, and quite heavy discoloration to the final few leaves, with small hole at foot of last leaf (the reverse of which is blank), affecting the word 'FINIS.' but leaving the text undamaged. In very good modern calf quarter-binding, with marbled boards and title on red label on spine.

The Ulster Calendar of Persons and Events. By Alex. Riddell. 1911.

Author: 
Alex. Riddell,
Publication details: 
N.p. 1911.
£150.00

8vo, 76 + [i] + [iii]. Rebound in attractive green paper wraps, including surviving front wrap (back wrap missing), damaged but reinforced, staples rusty. Final page a Calendar for 1911, followed by three pages blank but for heading 'MEMORANDA'. Verso of front wrap carries an advertisement, with photograph of shop front, for James' Boys' Clothing, 10 Lombard St., Belfast. Scarce. No copy listed in National Library of Ireland online catalogue, and only one copy on COPAC (at the British Library).

The memorial of the Established Church in Ireland to the King, Lords, and Commons of Great Britain

Author: 
[Church of Ireland]
Publication details: 
Dublin: Hodges & M'Arthur; London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, 1827.
£450.00

215pp., errata slip present,original plain boards, recently rebacked with new spine label, binding worn, contents foxed (mainly lightly, but a few concentrations) throughout but mainly good. Very scarce. No copy listed on WorldCat or COPAC, but the National Library of Ireland has three copies (one a second edition).

Autograph Signature ('London=Derry:') on fragment of document.

Author: 
Robert Ridgeway, 4th Earl of Londonderry (d.1714), Irish aristocrat
Publication details: 
Docketed '1711' on reverse.
£56.00

On piece of paper roughly 1.5 x 7.5 cm. Closely cropped underlined signature 'London=Derry:'.

Autograph Note Signed ('Rowland P Blennerhassett') to unnamed female correspondent.

Author: 
Sir Rowland Ponsonby Blennerhassett (1850-1913), of Kells, Irish Protestant and Member of Parliament for Kerry
Publication details: 
15 November 1884; 52 Hans Place, [London] S.W.
£28.00

12mo: 1 p. Good, though lightly creased and discoloured, and with the blank reverse tipped in on a strip of paper removed from an autograph album. He thanks her for her kindness, and has 'duly received the £3' for two books: a work by 'Mrs. Evans' and a copy of 'Two Sisters' (by Elizabeth Thomasina Meade).

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