Caroline Oxenford (1865-1919) of Hove, Sussex, editor of the Esperanto magazine 'La Vagabondo', organ of 'La Esperantista Vagabonda Klubo' [ Eric Forbes-Robertson (1865-1935), artist and actor ]
La Esperantista Vagabonda Klubo, 1 Wilbury Avenue, Hove, Sussex. 'Nro. 11' ('Septembro-Oktobro, 1912') from '2-a Serio'. [ 'W. G. Mead & Co., Printers, East Putney, S.W.' ]
'La Vagabondo' (The Tramp) was the organ of 'La Esperantista Vagabonda Klubo', founded and edited by the artist Caroline Oxenford. Having previously been named 'La Vagabonda Monatajo' (January to March 1908) and 'La Vagabondisto' (April to July 1908), it became 'La Vagabondo' from September 1908. The First World War put an end to both club and magazine. 12pp., 4to., in cream printed wraps carrying advertisements. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper. Illustration on front cover showing the night-time silhouette of a house against trees.
Caroline Oxenford (1865-1919) of Hove, Sussex, editor of the Esperanto magazine 'La Vagabondo', organ of 'La Esperantista Vagabonda Klubo' [ Eric Forbes-Robertson (1865-1935), artist and actor ]
La Esperantista Vagabonda Klubo, 1 Wilbury Avenue, Hove, Sussex. Three from '2-a Serio': 'Nro. 8' ('Marto, 1912'), 'Nro. 10 ('Julio-Augusto, 1912') and 'Nro. 11' ('Septembro-Oktobro, 1912'). One from 'Serio 4': 'Nro. 1' ('Jan.-Februaro 1914').
'La Vagabondo' (The Tramp) was the organ of 'La Esperantista Vagabonda Klubo', founded and edited by the artist Caroline Oxenford. Having previously been named 'La Vagabonda Monatajo' (January to March 1908) and 'La Vagabondisto' (April to July 1908), it became 'La Vagabondo' from September 1908. The First World War put an end to both club and magazine. The four issues are in fair condition, on aged and worn paper. Uniform in design, and each 12pp., 4to. (although the last number is slightly taller), in printed wraps carrying advertisements. The three numbers from '2-a Serio' (all by 'W. G.
[ American Booktrade Directory 1939, R. R. Bowker (Office of The Publishers' Weekly) ]
New York: R. R. Bowker Co. Office of The Publishers' Weekly, 1939.
326pp., 4to. In green cloth binding with title in black on front cover. Internally good and tight, on aged paper, in worn binding with staining to front and back covers. In eighteen sections, including 'Auctioneers of Literary Property - United States', 'British Publishers', 'American Representatives of British Publishers' and 'Book Clubs in the United States'. Scarce.
Sir John Murray V (1884-1967), London publisher [ Sir Henry Trueman Wood (1845-1929) and G. K. Menzies, successively Secretaries, Royal Society of Arts ]
All seven on the letterhead of John Murray, 50A Albemarle Street, London W.1. All seven dating from 1913.
The seven items are in good condition, on lightly-aged paper, and total 9pp., 8vo. Three carry the Society's stamp. The correspondence concerns the production of Wood's 'History of the Royal Society of Arts' (1913). Topics include price, binding, design, layout, reviews. An eighth item is also included: a letter in the third person from 'Mr. Murray', dated 20 January 1914. This does not appear to be in the hand of either John Murray IV or John Murray V
Charles Dickens as 'Boz' [ Bentley's Miscellany; Richard Bentley, London publisher; Root and Son, London bookbinders; George Cruikshank ]
Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street; Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh; and John Cumming, Dublin. 1837 and 1838.
The various extracts are 'BOUND BY ROOT & SON', a beautiful binding in crushed brown morocco, with gold tooling to covers and spine, dentelles, and marbled endpapers. Spine in six compartments, with 'BENTLEY'S MISCELLANY | C. DICKENS | 1837'. In very good condition, in like binding, with small nicks at head and tail of cover. The contents comprises: ONE: Front wrap of no. 1, 2 January 1837. TWO: 'Extraordinary Gazette. | Speech of His Mightiness on opening the Second Number of Bentley's Miscellany, edited by “Boz.”' 4pp. THREE: Title-leaf of vol. 1, 1837. FOUR: 'Public Life of Mr.
[ The Guernsey Gazette; The Higher Butterfatters' League; dairy farming in the United Kingdom ]
In manuscript, but laid out as a printed book ('A "Guernsey's Own" Publication') said to be 'Specially printed by the "Guernsey Gazette"' and sponsored by the non-existant 'Higher Butterfatters' League'. Undated [ 1950s? ].
28pp., 4to. Sewn into a booklet, and bound in cream boards, with 'A "Guernsey's Own" Publication' on the front cover, and 'Sponsored by the Higher Butterfatters' League' on the back. There is no indication that the manuscript has been published. It is laid out as a printed book, with title-page (with charming illustration of the smiling cow) and dedication page reading: 'To V, M., the Honorable Patroness of the foster Mothers' Welfare Group, This book is respectfully dedicated.' The poem consists of 36 four-line stanzas, with fifteen charming vignettes.
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'.
D. K. Broster [ Dorothy Kathleen Broster ] (1877-1950), editor of 'The Fritllary' magazine for Oxford Women's Colleges
Oxford. No. 3: December 1894. No. 4: March 1895. No. 6: December 1895. No. 14: June 1898. The first three numbers 'Printed for the Proprietors by Alden & Company, Ltd., Bocardo Press', the last printed 'by James Parker & Co., Crown Yard'.
All four numbers in good condition, in original grey printed wraps. Totalling 79pp. (No. 3 paginated 23-46; No. 4 paginated 47-66; No. 6 paginated 85-108; No. 14 paginated 221-231). Broster is named as editor of the last number, the others giving no information.. For more on the magazine, see Kristin Ewins, 'A History of Fritillary: A Magazine of the Oxford Women's Colleges, 1894–1931', Notes & Queries, 2008.
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.
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.
Arthur Gilman, M.A. Director of "The Cambridge School" for Girls, Cambridge, Massachusetts [Helen Keller [Helen Adams Keller] (1880-1968); the Volta Bureau, Washington City, U.S.A.]
Volta Bureau, Reprints of Useful Knowledge, No. 20. ['Reprinted, by permission, from the American Annals of the Deaf for November, 1897.'] Gibson Brothers, Printers, Washington City, U.S.A.
12pp., 8vo. Stapled pamphlet in light-green printed wraps. With frontispiece photograph of 'Miss Helen Adams Keller, June 1897'. Internally in good condition, with light signs of age; in worn wraps with stamp and label of the Education Department Library, London, and closed tear to rear cover. While OCLC WorldCat has 18 entries, the pamphlet is now rare.
Rev. Dr Henry Christmas [Noel-Fearn] (1811-1868), editor and numismatist [Arthur Hall, London publisher [Arthur Hall, Virtue & Co., Paternoster Row]
Without date or place.
3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, on aged and unevenly-sunned paper. He begins by giving six numbered points which 'will do for the Introduction' to a prospectus for a magazine. The first reads: 'The biographical & archaeological portion of the Magazine will be placed under the superintendance of the Revd Professor Christmas, M.A.
Andrew Soutar (1879-1941), English author of approximately 50 novels
On letterhead of Brooklyn, Ifield, Crawley, Sussex. 15 January 1931.
1p., 12mo. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. Written in purple ink. The letter reads: 'My dear Sir, | Here it is, for what it is worth. To-morrow, Jan 16, a new novel of mine, "Some Fell Among Thorns", should be published. I shall send you a copy & ask your acceptance of it. | Yours Sincerely | Andrew Soutar'. Soutar received a brief obituary in The Times, 25 November 1941.
[The War Office, Whitehall] [The Royal Army Medical Corps; government publications; British Army; Second World War]
No. 1: 'The War Office [Whitehall], 9th June, 1943.' No. 2: 'The War Office, 21st July, 1943.' [Both 'Notified in A.C.Is.']
Both items in fair condition, lightly aged and creased, and each with three punch holes to spine. No. 1: 27pp., 12mo. With illustrations and diagrams in text. In two parts: 'Progressive Field Training for Stretcher-bearers' and 'Purposeful Physical Training for Stretcher-bearers'. No.2: ii + 65pp., 12mo. With three 'figures' in text. Divided into six chapters (including 'The Army Dental Corps in the field' and 'Evacuation and methods of estimation of casualties') and appendix. Scarce: the only copy traced, either on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat, in the Imperial War Museum collection.
[The War Office, Whitehall; Royal Army Medical Corps; British government publications; World War Two]
'The War Office [Whitehall], October, 1943.'
6pp., 12mo. Pamphlet. In fair condition, on lightly aged paper with vertical fold. Headings: Pay [with table giving 'rates of pay [...] applicable to medical officers of the Royal Army Medical Corps']; Issue of Pay and Allowances; Rations, Accommodation, etc.; Allowances in respect of family. Marginal headings: Banking facilities; Disposal of pay; Advance of pay; Issue of allowances; Instructions to agents and paymasters; Joining certificate; Outfit allowance. Scarce: no copy in the Wellcome Library, or on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat.
['By Command of the Army Council'] [The War Office, Whitehall; Second World War; British government publications; reconstructive surgery; maxillo-facial injury]
'The War Office [Whitehall], 30th July, 1941.' ['Notified in A.C.Is.']
4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, on lightly aged and creased paper. Headings: Respiratory Obstruction; Haemorrhage; Bandaging; Preliminary Operative Treatment; Injuries to Hard Tissues [Without loss of tissue; With loss of tissue]; Injuries to Soft Tissues (Skin, Muscle, Mucous Membrane) [Without loss of tissue; With loss of tissue; Drainage; Feeding; Mouth washing; Dressings; Disposal of cases]. Scarce: no copy in the Wellcome Library or on COPAC, and only one copy on OCLC WorldCat. From a small archive of material belonging to Daphne Kayton of the Royal Army Medical Corps.
'By Command of the Army Council' [The War Office, Whitehall; British government publications; Second World War]
The War Office [Whitehall], 2nd February, 1944. ['Notified in A.C.Is.']
 + 15pp., 12mo. Stapled pamphlet. In fair condition, on aged paper, with vertical fold. Divided into 17 sections (including 'Sub-Tropical and Tropical Climates', 'Compensation for Loss or Damage' and 'Weight of Clothing and Equipment'), under the main headings: 'Uniform - Home Service' and 'Method of obtaining Uniform, etc.' Three appendices, including 'List of Uniform Officers are Required to Provide during the Present Emergency' and 'Weights of Principal Items of Officers' Clothing and Equipment'.
[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: -'.
Bernard Tauchnitz, Leipzig publisher [Bret Harte; E. Nesbit; Lady West; James Payn]
Magazine: 'Edited, published and printed by Bernhard Tauchnitz, Leipzig.' No.1. August 1891. Catalogue: 'Bernard Tauchnitz, Leipzig.' September 1891.
Magazine:  + 80pp. In blue printed illustrated wraps. Internally in good condition, on aged paper, with unopened signatures, in worn and chipped wraps. Stamped in red at head of front cover: 'SPECIMEN COPY.' Announcement at foot of front cover: 'This magazine is not to be introduced into England or its colonies nor into the United States of America.' The first eight pages carry advertisments, as do both sides of the back wrap.
[W. H. Smith & Son, booksellers and publishers; H. G. Wells; John Galsworthy]
W. H. Smith & Son, 22 Vicar Street, Kidderminster. The first issue (Vol. 1 No. 1): July 1917. The second issue (Vol. 1 No. 2): October 1917.
The first issue 44pp., 12mo, with pink order slip. The second issue 48pp., 12mo (paginated 45-92). Uniform: stapled in brown printed wraps.In fair condition, on aged paper, with rusting from staples. The first issue has articles by Ambrose Heal, Hal Warwick, Henry Arthur Jones, S. P. B. Mais, Eleanor E. Helme, Irene Beeston and Rose Fyleman. The interview with H. G. Wells is on pp.3-5. Wells asks what the 'object' of the new magazine is, and is told, 'to foster and develop the reading and possessing of books'.
Messrs. Birrell & Garnett, Ltd. (J. E. Norton, Graham Pollard)
Catalogue 31. 1931. Offered for Sale by Messrs. Birell & Garnett, Ltd. (J. E. Norton, Graham Pollard). No. 30 Gerrard Street London W.1.
24pp., 8vo. Stapled and unbound. On aged and worn paper, with rusting staples. Two indexes in small print on title-page: 'Titles' and 'Places of printing other than London'. 101 items, ranging from the 1645 Mercurius Academicus to the Fleuron, 1923-1930, the last entry ending 'We take this opportunity of expressing our appreciation of the generous review of our TYPE SPECIMEN CATALOGUE [copies of which are still available at 3/6] which occurs on pp. 211-2 of vol. VII.' Those interested in the forger Thomas J.
Publication Committee, Presbyterian Church of England, 18 Paternoster Square, London
[Publication Committee, Presbyterian Church of England, 18 Paternoster Square, London.] [Circa 1882.]
The text is engraved in copperplate on one side of a piece of card, with plan on reverse of the the premises at 18 Paternoster Square, with Newgate Street, Warwick Lane, Rose Street and Paternoster Row also shown. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper, with unobtrusive vertical crease. A nice piece of nineteenth-century London book trade ephemera. The text reads: 'Publication Committee | Presbyterian Church of England, | 18 Paternoster Square.
[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'.
Albert Smith [Albert Richard Smith] (1816-1860), editor; John Leech (1817-1864), illustrator [Bradbury & Evans, Printers, Whitefriars]
Published at the Office of 'The Month,' No. 3, Whitefriars Street. [Bradbury & Evans, Printers, Whitefriars.] [Issues I, II, III and V, dated July, August, September and November 1851.]
16mo, with the first three issues continuously paginated to 240, and issue V paginated 321-400. Each volume with a frontispiece by Leech, and numerous illustrations by him in text. Three of the four issues (I, III and V) with an initial four-pages of advertisements, and more advertisements on the wraps. The four volumes in fair condition, on aged paper, in worn wraps, with the first volume lacking its spine. Each with the small and neat ownership inscription of 'L Jackson' in the top right-hand corner of its front wrap.
[Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), American author and abolitionist; Vickers, bookseller 334 Strand, London]]
London: VICKERS, 334, Strand; and all Booksellers. The first number dated 'SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 1852.
Author not named. The six parts totalling 96pp., 4to. Unbound and stitched together. In poor condition, on aged and worn paper with occasional minor loss. Page 1 carries 'A Few Words to the British Reader', beginning: 'UNCLE TOM'S CABIN is not only the most thrilling Novel ever written in America, but the most interesting and startling work of the age.
William Mill Butler, editor [with contributions by William T. Hornaday; J. Macdonald Oxley; Helen Chauncey; Harry Kenmore; Horatio Bliss, Stephen Crane; Alan Merriman]
The Commercial Travelers' Home Association of America, Binghamton, New York. Vol. VI, No. II. February 1896.
8vo, paginated 147-261, with frontispiece, and preceded by 16 and followed by 11 pages of advertisements. In original pink wraps, printed in black and red. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper, in worn and chipped wraps. The article on the naturalist Professor Henry Augustus Ward (1834-1906), by William T. Hornaday, is titled 'The King of Museum-Builders' (pp.147-159, with frontispiece); that on Nicholas Edward ('Nick') Kaufmann (1861-1943) is by Harry Kenmore, and titled 'The Champion Trick-Rider' (pp.185-193); and that on 'The Leviathans of the Deep' (202-210) is by Alan Merriman.
Richmond, [Surrey], Printed and Sold by W. Offord, Church Court, 1839.
15pp., 12mo, sewn as issued, foxing, small stain and small unopened tear on first page, mainly good. Inscribed to a Miss Smith by a Mr Smith. No copy on COPAC/WorldCat, but apprently the sermon was reprinted with a memoir of H.B. Martin in 1845 (copy only in BL).
William Blanchard Jerrold (1826-1884), journalist and playwright, son of the playwright Douglas Jerrold (1803-1857) [John T. Baron of Blackburn, autograph hunter]
On letterhead of the Reform Club, Pall Mall, SW. 14 March 1882.
2pp., 12mo. Very good, on lightly aged paper. In worn stamped and postmarked envelope, addressed by Jerrold to 'J. T Baron Esq | 18 Griffin Street | Wilton | Blackburn'. The letter begins: 'Messrs Bradbury Agnew & Co are the publishers of my "Life of Douglas Jerrold": but, the "Disgrace to the Family" is, I hope, out of print. It was written when I was a boy.' His plays 'Beau Brummel [sic]' and 'Cupid in Waiting' are both available from Lacy's Acting Drama. He concludes by apologising for being unable to give Baron 'Sir Charles Gibbon's address', being unacquainted with him.