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[Danish constitutional crisis, 1848.] Two pamphlets: 'Statement of Prince Frederick of Schleswig Holstein Noer' and 'The Crown of Denmark disposed of by a Religious Minister through a Fraudulent Treaty' (with presentation inscription).

Author: 
[Frederick, Prince of Noer [Prince Frederick Emil August of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg]; Schleswig-Holstein Question; Denmark; David Urquhart]
Publication details: 
'Statement': 'Printed for Private Distribution' ('Printed by E. Stanford, 6, Charing Cross.'). Introductory note dated from London, 25 June 1853. 'The Crown of Denmark': 'Not Published.' London, March 1853.
£500.00

Two items, both disbound and without wraps, and in fair condition, lightly aged and worn, the first with a presentation inscription, presumably secretarial (see image on my website), from the Prince of Noer to J. Braybrooke. Both uncommon, with the second the scarcer of the two, only seven copies registering on OCLC WorldCat. Frederick, Prince of Noer (1800-1865), was brother-in-law of King Christian VIII of Denmark and nephew of King Frederick VI.

[Printed pamphlet.] The Irish University Question. Meeting of the Royal University Graduates' Association. Address by Dr. M'Keown [William Alexander McKeown], President of the Association, and Member of the Senate of the Royal University, [...].

Author: 
William Alexander McKeown (1844-1904), Senator of the Royal University in Ireland, Lecturer in Ophthalmology and Otology, Queen's College, Belfast [The Irish University Question]
Publication details: 
Belfast: Printed at the "Belfast News-Letter" Office, 55, 57, & 59, Donegall Street. 1900.
£60.00

14pp., 12mo. Stapled. In cream printed wraps, with title and printing details on front cover, and p.1 carrying the drop-head title 'DR. M'KEOWN'S ADDRESS.' In good condition, lightly aged and worn, with rusted staples. Shelfmarks, stamps and red and white label of the Board of Education Reference Library. Scarce: no copies on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat.

[Printed pamphlet.] The Proposed University for Roman Catholics in Ireland.

Author: 
John Massie, M.A., Of Mansfield College, Oxford [Society for the Liberation of Religion from State-Patronage and Control, London]
Publication details: 
Society for the Liberation of Religion from State-Patronage and Control, 2, Serjeants' Inn, Fleet Street, London. [Straker Brothers, Ltd., 44-47 Bishopsgate Street Without, London, E.C.]
£60.00

31 + [1]pp., 12mo.Stapled. In good condition, on lightly aged and worn paper. Shelfmark, stamp and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library. Scarce: a total of four copies on COPAC and OCLC WorldCat, none of them in North America.

[Printed pamphlet.] "The Toadstool." Being a notice concerning the proposed new Dublin University, and its connection with the "Popish Plot" against Trinity College.

Author: 
John Bulmer, Mus. Bac., of Trinity College, Dublin. Clerk in Roman Catholic Orders.
Publication details: 
Messrs. Hills and Company, Sunderland. 1907.
£60.00

12pp., 12mo. In blue printed wraps with title on cover and p.1. Sewn. In good condition, lightly aged, and slight wear to cover, which has a short closed tear at head of back cover. Stamps and label of the Board of Education Reference Library. Scarce: the only copy on COPAC and OCLC WorldCat at Oxford.

[Printed pamphlet.] Would the University and Colleges proposed by Mr. Bryce be undenominational?

Author: 
Anonymous [James Bryce (1838-1922), 1st Viscount Bryce; Dublin University Defence Committee]
Publication details: 
'No. 13.' Printed by Ponsonby & Gibbs, University Press, Dublin. [Printed for the Dublin University Defence Committee.] [1907.]
£60.00

14pp., 12mo. In good condition, on aged paper, with rusted staples, and stamp, label and shelfmark of the Board of Education Reference Library. The Dublin University Defence Committee is nowhere mentioned, but the pamphlet is uniform with another numbered 12, which was printed for the Committee (also by the University Press). Scarce.

[Printed pamphlet.] The Irish University Question. Second Annual Meeting of the Royal University Graduates' Association, held in the Museum, College Square North, Belfast, On Saturday, June 29th, 1901.

Author: 
[The Royal University Graduates' Association, Belfast; the Irish University Question.]
Publication details: 
Reprinted from the Northern Whig. [Belfast, 1901.]
£40.00

14pp., 12mo. In fair condition, on aged paper with rusted staples, and slight wear and discoloration to front page, which carries the title. Shelfmarks, stamps and label of the Board of Education Reference Library. Minor manuscript emendations to p.8. Scarce: no copies on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat.

[Printed pamphlet.] Alternative Schemes for the Solution of the University Question in Ireland.

Author: 
[The Dublin University Defence Committee; 'the University Question in Ireland'; James Bryce (1838-1922), 1st Viscount Bryce]
Publication details: 
'No. 18.' Printed at The University Press, Dublin. [Printed for the Dublin University Defence Committee.]
£80.00

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper. Shelfmarks, stamp and label of the Board of Education Reference Library. The Dublin University Defence Committee is nowhere mentioned, but the pamphlet is uniform with another numbered 12, which was printed for the Committee (also by the University Press). Scarce.

[Satirical handbill obituary referring to the London Conference of 1864.] Lost, Stolen, or Strayed, The British Lion.

Author: 
[London Conference of 1864; Second Schleswig War; The Schleswig-Holstein Question; Denmark; Prussia]
Publication details: 
Without place or date [London, 1864.].
£60.00

Printed on one side of a piece of 17 x 12 cm paper. Aged and worn, and trimmed down. Reminiscent of another Victorian spoof obituary - that which led to the Ashes cricket series between England and Australia - the full text reads: 'LOST, STOLEN, OR STRAYED, | THE | BRITISH LION. | Whoever finds him is hereby requested to KEEP him, as he is no longer of any use. | N.B. - He was last seen with his Tail between his Legs. | Obituary. | On Monday, the 27th inst., of a severe attack of Non-intervention and Court intrigue, | THE | BRITISH LION, | His end was - Peace ! !

[Satirical handbill obituary referring to the London Conference of 1864.] Lost, Stolen, or Strayed, The British Lion.

Author: 
[London Conference of 1864; Second Schleswig War; The Schleswig-Holstein Question; Denmark; Prussia]
Publication details: 
Without place or date [London, 1864.].
£60.00

Printed on one side of a piece of 17 x 12 cm paper. Aged and worn, and trimmed down. Reminiscent of another Victorian spoof obituary - that which led to the Ashes cricket series between England and Australia - the full text reads: 'LOST, STOLEN, OR STRAYED, | THE | BRITISH LION. | Whoever finds him is hereby requested to KEEP him, as he is no longer of any use. | N.B. - He was last seen with his Tail between his Legs. | Obituary. | On Monday, the 27th inst., of a severe attack of Non-intervention and Court intrigue, | THE | BRITISH LION, | His end was - Peace ! !

Circular letter, in a secretarial hand, on behalf of the Committee of the Eastern Question Association, London, signed and completed by A. R. Dryhurst, and addressed by him to Thomas Redfern, regarding the publication of speeches by W. E. Gladstone.

Author: 
Alfred Robert ('Roy') Dryhurst (1859-1949), Secretary, The Eastern Question Association, King Street, Westminster [Thomas Redfern; William Ewart Gladstone, Liberal Prime Minister]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of The Eastern Question Association (Appointed by the National Conference), Committee Rooms, 27 and 28, Canada Building, King Street, Westminster. 26 May 1877.
£65.00

2pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper. Signed 'A R. Dryhurst'. The document begins: 'I am desired by the Committee to inform you that they have resolved to print the speeches revised by himself, which Mr. Gladstone delivered at the beginning and end of the debate on the Eastern Question.' The terms are then given, 'With the view of securing for them, the widest possible circulation'.

Speech delivered in the House of Commons on the "Alabama" Question, on Friday, March 11, 1863.

Author: 
Sir Roundell Palmer, M.P., Her Majesty's Solicitor-General [the Earl of Selborne]
Publication details: 
London and Cambridge: Macmillan and Co. 1863. [R. Clay, Son, and Taylor, Printers, London.]
£150.00

Octavo: 28 pp. Unbound, stabbed and stitched. Slightly dogeared, on grubby, lightly-spotted paper. Loss to top right-hand corner of title-leaf (not affecting text). Marked up in ink in a contemporary hand. COPAC lists copies at the British Library, Manchester and National Library of Scotland. The 'Alabama Question' related to what indemnity should be paid by Great Britain for damage done to United States commerce by the Alabama and other confederate cruisers built in British ports.

A Letter to the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone upon a Land Scheme for Ireland.

Author: 
Charles Baron Clarke (1832-1906), British botanist [William Ewart Gladstone]
Publication details: 
London: Macmillan and Co. 1881.
£56.00

Octavo: twenty pages. Unbound and stitched. Good, but with outer leaves a little grubby and creased. The word 'rack-rent' on page six has been underlined and three exclamation marks placed beside it in ink. As well as important botanical works, Clarke numbered political economy and education among his interests.

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