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A collection of 96 items relating to Chairman Mao's People's Republic of China, dating from just before the Cultural Revolution, including 60 issues of 'Peking Review'. From the papers of South African-born British political activist Basil Stein.

Author: 
['Peking Review', Pai Wan Chuang, Peking, China; Guozi Shudian, China Publications Centre; Society for Anglo-Chinese Understanding, London; Basil Stein (1928-2012), South African political activist]
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'Peking Review', Pai Wan Chuang, Peking (37), China; Guozi Shudian, China Publications Centre, Peking; Society for Anglo-Chinese Understanding, 24 Warren Street, London, W1. Dating from 1963 to 1965.
£400.00

The collection is in very good condition, lightly-aged, and with only a handful of items with light damp staining. 60 issues of Peking Review ('A weekly magazine of Chinese news and views') between 4 January 1963 and 17 December 1965, comprising 17 issues from 1963, between no. 1 (4 January) and no. 25 (21 June); one issue from 1964 (no. 49, 4 December); 42 issues from 1965, between no. 6 (5 February) and no. 51 (17 December). Accompanying the issues are two of the air mail envelopes in which the magazine was sent to Basil Stein in London from China by distributors Guozi Shudian.

Fünf Radierungen. [Portfolio of five signed drypoint etchings, each with its own mount, one of an edition of fifty.]

Author: 
Josef Schwarzmann, Tirolean artist and engraver [Werkstätten der Vereinigten Staatsschulen für freie und angewandte Kunst, Berlin; German art; Weimar Republic]
Publication details: 
'Im Mai 1930 gedruckt in den Werkstätten der Vereinigten Staatsschulen für freie und angewandte Kunst, Berlin'.
£100.00

Number 17 in an edition of 50. Very good in slightly grubby portfolio. The portfolio is half-bound in black buckram with grey paper boards, dimensions 34 x 27 cm. On front board: 'JOSEF SCHWARZMANN | FÜNF RADIERUNGEN'. Dimensions of mounts and letterpress leaves (in thick cream wove paper) 32 x 25 cm. Initial bifolium consists of title and contents leaves, the latter giving the titles of the five engravings as: '1. Sitzender Junge', '2. Portrait H. W.', '3. Portrait L.', '4. Bäuerin' and '5. Landschaft'.

[ The Irish War of Independence and the Black and Tans. ] Copy of 'The Irish Bulletin', a duplicated typescript, consisting of three pages denouncing the British, headed 'WE ACCUSE - ! | A GOVERNMENT CONVICTED OF LYING, OUTRAGE AND ASSASSINATION.'

Author: 
Desmond FitzGerald (1888-1947), editor, The Irish Bulletin, 1920 [ Irish War of Independence; the Black and Tans; Irish Republic, Department of Propaganda, Dublin ]
Publication details: 
[ Irish Republic, Department of Propaganda, 6 Harcourt Street, Dublin. ] Vol. 3 No. 16. 22 September 1920.
£280.00

3pp., folio. Complete. On three numbered leaves. A frail survival of a historic document, heavily worn and aged, but with the text complete. Consisting of 25 accusations levelled against the British government, each beginning with 'WE ACCUSE'. Each accusation is followed by supporting citations, as the following prefatory note explains: 'The following accusations are solemnly made against the British Government. They are based upon an accumulation of evidence, of the accuracy of which there is no doubt.

[ Antoine-Denis Chaudet, French sculptor. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Chaudet') to a 'cher camarade' (the architect A.-L.-T. Vaudoyer?), with reference to the architect Julien-David Le Roy.

Author: 
Antoine-Denis Chaudet (1763-1810), French neoclassical sculptor [ Antoine-Laurent-Thomas Vaudoyer (1756-1846), architect; Julien-David Le Roy (1724-1803), architect and archaeologist ]
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'ce 25 Mess[idor] - an 11'. [ 14 July 1803 ]
£300.00

1p., 16mo. In good condition. He begins by thanking him for his concern over his health: 'je vais beaucoup mieux et avec des ménagements j'espere que cela n'auras pas de suite'. In the next paragraph he refers to the French architect Julien-David Le Roy, recently deceased: 'je savais le résultat de la tentative faites pour le respectable David le Roi il faut ce consoler avec les bonnes âmes de toute celle que l'on rencontre qui sont seche et aride'. A final paragraph describes his intentions towards 'souscripteurs'. In a postscript he presents his respects to 'Mme Vaudoyer'.

[ Programme for a procession of yachts at Cannes, before Félix Faure, President of the Republic. ] Ville de Cannes. Union des Yachts Français. Défilé des Yachts devant M. Félix Faure, Président de la République.

Author: 
[ Félix Faure (1841-1899), President of the French Republic; Cannes on the French Riviera ]
Publication details: 
Cannes [ French Riviera ]. 3 March 1896.
£56.00

4pp., folio. Bifolium. On aged and creased paper, with slight damage at spine. Tastefully laid out. The front page carries the Programme (from 'A 8 heures: Arrivée de l'Escadre devant Cannes.' to 'A Midi: Départ pour Villefranche.'), the two central pages carry the 'Règlement' (19 articles under the headings 'YACHTS A VAPEUR', 'VOILIERS', 'VAPEURS PORTANT DES PASSAGERS' and 'PLAISANCIERS & EMBARCATIONS DIVERSES') by 'Le Commissaire de l'Inscription maritime, | BLANC' and 'Le Maire, | HIBERT'. The whole of the last page is taken up with a lithographic map of the route ('LITH ROBAUDY CANNES').

[Pamphlet] A Declaration of the Parliament of England, Expressing the Grounds of their late Proceedings, And of Setling the present Government In the way of A Free State

Author: 
[English Civil War]
Publication details: 
London: Printed for Edward Husband, Printer to the Honorable House of Commons, and are to be sold at his Shop in Fleetstreet, at the Sign of the Golden-Dragon, near the Inner-Temple, March 22. 1648.
£250.00

Pp.[3 title]-27[1 blank], 8vo, disbound, presumably missing hf-title, title and final blank dingy, small hole on p.27 with loss of part of page number and a couple of letters. ESTC R205565. Multiple copies in British and US libraries. No copy currently on the market.

[Printed 'University of London Institute of Education' pamphlet.] Education and Revolution in Spain. Being three Joseph Payne Lectures for 1936 delivered in the Institute.

Author: 
José Castillejo, Professor in the Faculty of Law in the University of Madrid [University of London Institute of Education]
Publication details: 
[University of London Institute of Education.] Published for the Institute of Education by Oxford University Press. London: Humphrey Milford. 1937.
£160.00

26 + [1]pp., 4to. In grey printed wraps. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper, in worn wraps. Stamps, shelfmarks and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Divided into fourteen sections, beginning with 'The Weakness of Spanish Education', and ending with 'The Reform of State Education', 'Dictatorship and Resistance', 'The Republic' and 'The Revolution'. Nine copies on COPAC.

[Printed pamphlet.] Irish Technical Instruction Association. Adult Education in Town and Country Problems of To-day.

Author: 
George Fletcher, F.G.S., M.R.I.A. [Irish Technical Instruction Association]
Publication details: 
Athlone: Printed by the Athlone Printing Works Co., Ltd. 1924.
£40.00

11pp., 12mo. In grey printed wraps. In good condition, on aged paper, with rusted staples. Shelfmarks, stamp and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Subtitled on p.1: 'A Paper read on June 4th, 1924, at the Annual Congress in the Mansion House, Dublin, the Revd. Professor Finlay, M.A., S.J., presiding, and reprinted by the Association by desire of the Congress.' Scarce.

Album leaves:Sir Ronald Macleay and the British Legation in Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1927-1929

Author: 
[Tomas G. Masaryk; Jan Masaryk; Sir Ronald Macleay]
Publication details: 
1927-1929
£1,250.00

Sir (James William) Ronald Macleay (1870-1943) was educated at Charterhouse and Balliol College, Oxford. He entered the diplomatic service in 1895. According to his obituary in The Times, 8 March 1943, Macleay 'achieved much' in 'an unostentatious way', during a diplomatic career spanning four decades, and was known by his colleagues as 'the Worthy Master'.

Two variant publications of Chinese Communist propaganda pamphlet, 'The Case Against the U.S. Germ Warfare Criminals'.

Author: 
Lyn Ta-kuang [The Chinese People's Committee for World Peace and Against American Agression; Germ Warfare; Biological Weapons]
Publication details: 
[Place of publication not given in either copy.] Copy 1: 'The Chinese People's Committee for World Peace and against American Aggression'. Copy 2: 'Special Supplement | Daily News Release | 20 March, 1952'.
£120.00

Both copies 16pp., 12mo, and both stapled in white wraps. Copy 1: Published by the Chinese People's Committee for World Peace and Against American Aggression. Title printed in red. Name of author given at foot of last page: '---- By LIN TA-KUANG.' In fair condition, aged, and on browned high-acidity newsprint, in creased wraps. Copy 2: 'Daily News Release' copy. Title given in black. Apparently identical in its typesetting to Copy 1, but without the author's name. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper, with short pencil notes on cover and elsewhere.

To the Right Hon. David Lloyd George, Prime Minister of England.

Author: 
[Sir Hugh Lane’s Pictures]
Publication details: 
No place given, [1917].
£225.00

Circular Letter, mimeographed, awaiting a signature, one page, 4to, good condition. It commences, We, the undersigned Irish Artists and Writers venture to appeal ... The circumstances surrounding the disposition of Hugh Lane’s Pictures are retailed, and an appeal for the codicil by which they were to go to Dublin to be respected.

Irish Prison Atrocities. What about the Belfast Inquiry?

Author: 
[T.M. Healy]
Publication details: 
Date and publisher not stated [1918].
£100.00

[T. M. Healy]Handbill, 4pp, 12mo, bifolium, fair condition. NLI copy attributed to Healy and dated to 1918. No copies on COPAC (but note similar item by John J. Clancy).

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Conditions at Aylesbury Place of Internment

Author: 
[Wartime Internment after Easter Rising; Aylesbury]
Publication details: 
(undated, c.1916).
£175.00

Mimeograph, 2pp. fol., pages detached from each other, slightly foxed and chipped, but complete. The internees are characterised, not just Irish (but sub-heading There are still 2 Irish girls interned here) but people the British describe as German sympathisers, some of whom are simply interested in Indian independence. Conditions are Russian. Not listed.

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Conditions at Frongoch Internment Camp

Author: 
[Wartime Internment after Easter Rising; Frongoch]
Publication details: 
(Undated, c.1916).
£300.00

Mimeograph, 8pp., fol., pages detached from each other, slightly stained, foxed and chipped, but complete.(There are at present between 540 & 550 Irish Prisoners at Frongoch). Subjects of report include: housing, events, food, disease, financial aspects, brief report on Mulkerrin who wrote an impertinent letter, Irish books sent but not received, fatigue duty refused, status of prisoners, interception of complaints. Not listed.

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Latest Information with Reference to the Irish Political Prisoners and Deportees in England

Author: 
[Wartime Internment after Easter Rising; Irish National Relief Fund]
Publication details: 
(Undated, c.1916).
£225.00

Mimeograph, 4pp. (complete?), fol., pages detached from each other, stained, foxed, crumpled, closed tears, and chipped, with loss of a few letters only. It commences, The Committee of the Irish National Relief Fund (London Branch of the Irish National Aid and Volunteer Dependents’ Fund) having been closely in touch with all the events which led up to the release of the interned prisoners at Frongoch, Reading and Aylesbury are convinced that the release was due to the sustained public protests in Ireland ...

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[Gardening for Women] Prospectus

Author: 
Anon.
Publication details: 
[Dublin, 1917]
£120.00

Irish School of Gardening for Women. Meanee, Kimmage Road, Terenure, Dublin (The Powell Press, 22 Parliament Street, Dublin, September 1917). Prospectus, 4pp., 8vo, good condition.Note added in unknown hand, If you know any girl desiring to become healthy wealthy & wise give her this prospectus.Information about staff and management, premises, course, division of professional and amateur, syllabus, examinations, fees, and rules. Not listed.

A Call to Nationalists

Author: 
Anon.
Publication details: 
([1918?]).
£100.00

Handbill, 4pp., 8vo, bifolium, staining, sunning of edges, closed tears on folds, minor obscuring of text, fair condition only. It concerns English Government intentions and statements about Ireland in 1917 and 1918, calling Irishmen to oppose this effort to deny an ancient nation – Ireland- the right of self-determination. Author unknown, possibly by Lynd himself. Three copies on WorldCat (NLI, University College, Dublin and Princeton).

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The Flag on the G.P.O. Easter 1917.

Author: 
J.J. Walsh
Publication details: 
(Date and place not stated [c.1917]).
£225.00

J[ames]. J[oseph]. Walsh, Handbill poem, one page, 12mo, creased laid paper, mainly good condition. It is headed ‘THE Flag on the G.P.O. | Easter 1917. | By J. J. Walsh’, and with ‘J. J. Walsh.’ again at foot. The first of three stanzas reads: Why gather the crowd in O’Connell Street? | Why throng all the people there? | What eminent personage do they greet? | With the shouts that fill the air? | Who comes this morning or what’s to be seen | That they hurry and push them so? | ’Tis the rebel standard – white, orange and green | That floats from the G.P.O.

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Corrected typescript of an apparently-unpublished article, titled ‘The Five Hundred Years War’.

Author: 
Lennox Robinson, playwright and author.
Publication details: 
C. 1916.
£850.00

Autograph Signature at end: ‘Lennox Robinson.’ Typescript, 3pp, 4to, good condition.. A bitter denunciation of British rule, written in the immediate aftermath of the 1916 Easter Rising. It begins, ‘Even as I write it is too late; the mischief has been done; eight of the Sinn Fein leaders have been shot.’ Three manuscript emendations: the change of ‘eight’ to ‘12’ here and on p.2; and of ‘treaties’ to ‘treaty’ on p.3.[...] | I write from the South, from a quiet country district. Here there was no trouble.

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Autograph Letter Signed to "Deidre [Dolly Lynd, sister of essayist, Robert Lynd]. IN IRISH. about Irish affairs including the degrading death of Michael Collins. With original envelope on which Robert Lynd's daughter, Maire Gaster, gives backg.round.

Author: 
Micheal Mac Liamoir [Michael Mac'Liamoir; Micheál Mac Liammóir] (1899-1978), Irish actor, dramatist, impresario, writer, poet and painter
Publication details: 
26 August 1922
£1,500.00

6pp., 4to, good condition, IN IRISH, translation as follows: "(On top) Write to me soon! ||Deirdre, my dear friend – I was delighted to receive your letter. Thank you very much. Forgive me for not writing much earlier: we are all greatly upset here over the deaths of Arthur Griffith and Michael Collins – isn’t it terrible news! I cannot believe it is true – I don’t know what the country will do without them. It disgusts me to think of Michael Collinsand the way they killed him like a dog; a curse on them, may they choke, the dirty villains!

Decret[s] de la Convention Nationale [two decrees relating to Louis XVI]

Author: 
[Louis Capet (Louis XVI]
Decret[s] de la Convention Nationale [two decrees relating to Louis XVI]
Publication details: 
Toulouse, 1793 (Imprimerie de J.-A.-H.-M.-B Pijon AND Imprimerie du Citoyen Bellegarrigue respectively).
£180.00
Decret[s] de la Convention Nationale [two decrees relating to Louis XVI]

A. Décret de la Convention Nationale du Août 1793 . . . Relatif aux Créanciers de la Liste civile, & aux Dettes contractées par Louis Capet No.1410/No.1220, 2; [2 blank], bifolium, edges frayed, some staining, text clear and complete. B. Décret de la Convention Nationale du 19e. jour de Brumaire an second de la Republique Francaise . . .

Fourteen signed deeds relating to the Bank of China's London office ['Locally Employed Staff Provident Fund', 'Regular Chinese Staff Provident Fund', 'Pinfang Hsia Esq. and others']. Together with three other signed documents and two chequebooks.

Author: 
Pinfang Hsia (c.1902-1970), Trustee of the Bank of China, London office [Regular Chinese Staff Provident Fund; Local Employees Provident Fund]
Publication details: 
The deeds date from London, between 1949 and 1953. The three other documents from London, 1951. The stubs in the two chequebooks are also dated 1951.
£150.00

From the papers of Pinfang Hsia, whose death ('Bank of China aide') was recorded in the New York Times of 23 December 1970.In the 1961 'Diplomat's Annual' the Bank of China's head office was said to be in Peking, China, with the London office at 147 Leadenhall Street. The collection is in good overall condition, with all texts clear and complete on lightly-aged paper. The fourteen deeds are customary English legal documents of the period, all typewritten and filled in in manuscript, with the dimensions of each around 37 x 24 cm. Some are attached with green ribbon.

Fünf Radierungen. [Portfolio of five signed drypoint etchings, each with its own mount, one of an edition of fifty.]

Author: 
Josef Schwarzmann, Tirolean artist and engraver [Werkstätten der Vereinigten Staatsschulen für freie und angewandte Kunst, Berlin; German art; Weimar Republic]
Publication details: 
Im Mai 1930 gedruckt in den Werkstätten der Vereinigten Staatsschulen für freie und angewandte Kunst, Berlin'.
£600.00

Number 17 in an edition of 50. Very good in slightly grubby portfolio. The portfolio is half-bound in black buckram with grey paper boards, dimensions 34 x 27 cm. On front board: 'JOSEF SCHWARZMANN | FÜNF RADIERUNGEN'. Dimensions of mounts and letterpress leaves (in thick cream wove paper) 32 x 25 cm. Initial bifolium consists of title and contents leaves, the latter giving the titles of the five engravings as: '1. Sitzender Junge', '2. Portrait H. W.', '3. Portrait L.', '4. Bäuerin' and '5. Landschaft'.

Printed circular order, signed by Troubridge, Adams, Garthshore and Marsden, and docketed 'Order from the Lords Comm[issioner]s. of the Adm[iralt]y. to take on destroy all ships & vessels belonging to the Batavian Republic - 16 June 1803.'

Author: 
Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty [Sir Thomas Troubridge, James Adams and William Garthshore] [William Marsden, First Secretary to the Admiralty; Royal Navy; Batavian Republic; Holland; 1803]
Publication details: 
16 June 1803. [The Admiralty, London.]
£450.00

Printed on one side of a piece of laid paper roughly 31 x 19.5 cm. 21 lines. Clear and complete on lightly-aged laid paper with Britannia watermark. Headed 'By the Commissioners for Executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, &c.' and addressed 'To The respective Admirals, Captains, Commanders, and Commanding Officers of His Majesty's Ships and Vessels.' Signed by 'J. Troubridge', 'Jas. Adams', 'W Garthshore' and ('By Command of their Lordships') by 'Wm Marsden'.

Autograph Signature ('Jan Kubelik') in pencil beneath photographic portrait on cover of Percy Pitt and A. Kalisch's programme for 'Kubelik Farewell Recital' at the Queen's Hall, London.

Author: 
Jan Kubelik (1880-1940), Czech violinist and composer
Publication details: 
Printed date on programme: 7 October 1905.
£85.00

The cover is printed on one side of a piece of shiny art paper, roughly 20.5 x 13 cm. Photograph of Kubelik and his violin roughly 10.5 x 8 cm. Paper lightly creased and with slight wear along vertical fold across middle of photograph. Good firm signature.

Autograph Letter Signed to 'Monsieur Carilian-Goeury, Libraire-éditeur à Paris'.

Author: 
Charles Pražak [Charles Prazak], engineer of Prague, Bohemia [Carilian-Goeury, Parisian bookseller; the French nineteenth-century booktrade; Czechoslovakia; the Czech Republic]
Publication details: 
14 September 1839; Prague.
£75.00

12mo, 3 pp. Good, on browned and lightly creased paper with some wear to extremities. In French. Long thorough order with instructions for delivery, casting light on the logistical problems encountered in international trade in nineteenth-century Europe. Pražak is sending 'six pièces d'or à vingt francs, ou une somme de 120 francs en or', and gives a list of four books he would like sent to him. There follows a discussion of the problems of delivering the books to Prague.

Autograph Letter Signed ('J L Motley') to the English historian James Anthony Froude (1818-94).

Author: 
John Lothrop Motley (1814-77), American historian, author of 'The Rise of the Dutch Republic' (1856).
Publication details: 
Paris; 28 March [no year, but between 1856 and 1870]. 'My address is always Baring, brothers & Co.'
£85.00

Three pages, octavo. Very good on lightly aged paper. Interesting communication from one of the nineteenth-century's leading historians to another, with an evaluation of Froude's work by Motley. He is disappointed that Froude's visit to London precedes his own. He has been in Brussels since January, 'occupied with an important <?> correspondence', and is on his way to join his family in Nice. Gives plans for the summer (Switzerland, Germany and London). Thanks the Warrens for their kind remembrance.

Typed Letter Signed ('For the President') to 'A. Francis Stenart [sic], 79, Great King Street, Edinburgh'.

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The State Office of Statistics, Czechoslovakia
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10 October 1922; Prague. On the Office's letterhead.
£36.00

Two pages, folio. Good, but on discoloured and lightly creased paper, with remains of stub adhering to one edge of verso. In English, with illegible signature. Begins 'The State Office of Statistics appreciating fully the great importance of an exact information of the British publicity of the conditions in the Czechoslovakia has the honour to send you simultaneously her following publications.' Five items listed.

7 original photographs by Gerald Guttman.

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The wedding of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson.
Publication details: 
23/07/86
£150.00

The pictures, which vary in size from 3 inches by 5 inches to 3 inches square, are crudely pasted to a piece of grey card, beneath a heading made up of three pieces apparently cut out of newspapers or magazines and reading 'Royal Wedding Day | 23 July | Andrew & Sarah 1986'. All seven pictures appear to be cropped, and several bear traces of glue. Corners dogeared. In pencil on reverse 'Photographs by Gerald Guttman (= photographer)'. Four pictures, apparently taken from the television, feature the royal couple.

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