Roger Davies, photographer [ Matupi Volcano, Rabaul, New Britiain, Papua New Guinea ]
Six with stamp of photographer Roger Davies, and Yabilon Prints, Wallacia (New South Wales, Australia). Undated [ 1937? ].
All fourteen prints are black and white, with six 10 x 7.5 cm, and eight 5.5 cm square. All fourteen are captioned. The larger six depict the explosion, with smoke billowing out of the volcano, and one night-time view with lightning. The smaller eight show the aftermath, with one picture of an abandoned car, and another of a wrecked bungalow, and six showing the smouldering volcano. It is likely that the photographs were taken during the 1937 eruption.
C. K. Jaeger [ Cyril Karel Stuart Jaeger] (1912-2008), fantasy and children's writer under the name 'Karel Jaeger', friend and landlord of Fitzrovia writer Julian Maclaren-Ross (1912-1964)
Both composed in Elmer, West Sussex, in 1955.
The colourful life of the 'deeply eccentric Bradford-born writer' Jaeger is the subject of a good obituary in the Scotsman, 2 October 2008. In his youth Jaeger was adopted by Lady Margaret Sackville, and moved in Edinburgh high society. While studying at Montpelier University he developed a close friendship with the Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore. While living in Bognor Regis he made the acquaintance of Julian Maclaren-Ross, with whom he sampled the wares of Fitzrovia.
[ Grafton Galleries ] V. Benoist of Piccadilly, on behalf of the proprietors of the Grafton Galleries, Montague Morris and V. Fodor
[London], 30 Sept. 1908.
Document, typed, three pages, sm. fol., good condition. A "Mr. Benoist" of 36 Piccadilly (where he provided luxury food: CUISINE, CHARCUTERIE ET COMESTIBLES "FRANCAISES, on behalf of the proprietors of the Grafton Galleries, facilitates the letting of the Galleries to "Messrs Montague Morris and V. Fodor of 12 Talbot House St Martin's Lane". The document is signed by Benoist as Director of the Galleries, and by "Montague & Fodor". Clause as follows: 1. & 2. agreement that "picture and Fine Art Exhibitions" allowed from 20 Oct. 1908 to 25 Dec.1908; 3.
Roger Senhouse [Roger Henry Pocklington Senhouse] (1899-1970), English publisher, member of Bloomsbury Group [ Elkin Mathews Ltd; Rayner Heppenstall (1911-81); Giles Lytton Strachey; BBC ]
Catalogue: Elkin Mathews Ltd, 33 Conduit St, London W1. January 1930. BBC 'Findings', stamped with date 3 December 1945.
ONE: Elkin Mathews catalogue. xii + 125pp., 8vo. 776 items, with a number of facsimiles. In grey printed wraps. Internally in fair condition, on aged paper, cocked at foot, in heavily-worn wraps with repair to rear cover. Containing numerous annotations in Senhouse's close, neat hand, mostly in pencil, giving bibliographical information relating to various entries, with reference to his own collection. Next to the entry for a first edition of 'English Bards and Scotch Reviewers' Senhouse writes: 'my copy "H S" Sold to Quaritch'.
Anne Chalmers, wife of Rev. William Hanna and daughter of Dr Thomas Chalmers (1780-1847), Scottish churchman [Anne Chalmers Bennet Clark (1893-1954); Professor Ian Henderson; Roger Hog of Newliston]
The book 'Privately Printed by the Curwen Press for The Chelsea Publishing Co. 16 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London'. 1922.
201pp., 8vo. Quarter-bound with oat cloth spine with printed paper label, and grey paper boards. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper, in worn binding. Autograph signature on front free endpaper of 'Anne C.
Sir Roger Bannister [Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister (born 1929), the first man to run a four-minute mile
Without place or date [1950s].
Bannister achieved his record on 6 May 1954 at the Iffley Road Track in Oxford, with Chris Chataway and Chris Brasher providing the pacing. The signature ('Roger Bannister') is firmly written on a piece of 4 x 9.5 cm paper, laid down on an 11 x 16 cm leaf removed from an autograph album. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Laid down next to it is a 14.5 x 5 cm black and white photograph of Bannister running, cut from a magazine.
Roger Ingpen [Roger Edric Ingpen] (1867-1936) of publishers Ingpen & Grant [John G. Wilson (1876-1963) of booksellers J. & E. Bumpus Ltd; E. H. W. Meyerstein (1889-1952), scholar and poet]
On letterhead of Ingpen & Grant, Publishers, 37 Museum Street, London WC1. 14 October 1930.
1p., 4to. In fair condition, on aged and creased paper. He announces the publication of 'a book of outstanding literary importance, namely Meyerstein's "Life of Chatterton". Meyerstein is undoubtedly the greatest living authority on this subject, and his book, the result of nine years original research, contains much unpublished material. I believe it will be recognised as the standard work on Chatterton for many years to come.' He states that he has 'put a great deal of money and time into this book', and asks Wilson to help him 'make it a success'.
[E. J. Poynter and Professor Roger Smith, editors, 'Illustrated Hand-books of Art history', Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, London publishers, St Dunstan's House, Fetter Lane
London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington at St Dunstan's House in Fetter Lane. 1887.
8pp., 12mo. Two bifoliums, one loosely inserted in the other. Printed in red. In fair condition, on aged and lightly-stained paper. A tasteful Italianate design, with thick decorative borders containing flowers, birds, a cherub and a monkey. The last page ends with commendatory quotations from the Spectator and Times.
Marion Richardson (1892-1946), artist and calligrapher, Inspector of Art, London County Council [H. Clarence Whaite (1895-1978), Head of Art Department, University of London Institute of Education]
On letterhead of the London County Council Education Officer's Department, 72 Queen's Gate, SW7. 7 August 1937.
1p., 8vo. Fair, on aged and spotted paper. She thanks him for his 'most interesting letter'. 'I have not seen the Board's advertisement, but I feel sure that an appointment of this kind would give you scope for improving conditions, and you would certainly be able to help teachers "struggling" and otherwise. Surely you ought to apply. [...] I can honestly say that I have, in spite of struggles, been very happy as an inspector.
Handbill, 2pp., 8vo, crudely repaired having been torn in two, loss of part of a letter, fold marks, slightly grubby, but complete.Speakers to include R.G. Glendinning, Sir Roger Casement, Mrs A.S. Green, Mr. William Macafee and others.
Reprint from the Indiana Catholic, 27th February, 1914.
Handbill, one page, 4to, fold marks, small closed tears on right edge, faint sunning or staining of recto edges, and verso, fair condition.Two copies listed, on WorldCat (Villanova University, PA, USA & Bibliothèque de documentation internationale contemporaine Nanterre, France).
Reprint of a Letter published in the Irish Independent, 18th April, 1914 ().
Handbill, pp., 4to, bifolium, good condition, pp. &  blank, p. concludes with Subscription Form (not filled in). One copy listed, on WorldCat (Bibliothèque de documentation internationale contemporaine Nanterre, France).
Joan Robinson, economist [Inscribed and Annotated by Roger [R.G.] Opie, economist]
London, Macmillan and Co., 1937
Ist edition, 8vo, some spotting on covers, spine ends bumped, but mainly very good condition, red cloth. An application of Keynes' theories to a number of different questions. Inscribed R.G. Opie | Feby- 1946 and annotated with sections marked with pencilled lines and a sprinkling of notes in Opie's hand.
Rupert Hart-Davis [Sir Rupert Charles Hart-Davis] (1907-1999), publisher and writer [Roger Senhouse (1899-1970), publisher and translator]
19 November 1962; on 36 Soho Square letterhead.
12mo, 1 p. Nine lines. Text clear and complete. Begins 'Selfishly I can't help feeling sad at the announcement of your retirement', which means that he will see 'even less' of him. He rejoices at Senhouse's 'liberation' and sends him 'all love and blessings - not unmixed with envy'.
Ann Arbor, Michigan: Roger Jackson, Publisher, 1995.
12mo, 36 pp. In wraps, with art paper flyleaves. Very good. Number 26 in the signed edition of fifty copies, which, according to a note by the publisher, 'contains a second photograph of Mamie and Elmer Gertz, rather than the single photograph which is contained in the Trade Edition [of two hundred copies]'.
Roger Boutet de Monvel; Guy Arnoux (1886-1951), French illustrator
Chez Devambez 43 boulevard Malesherbes à Paris.
Landscape 12mo (leaf dimensions 12 x 16 cm): 27 pp. Stitched with no jacket as issued. Covers a little grubby, but a good copy of a scarce item. Title page and twelve delightful full-page pochoir illustrations by Arnoux, all hand-coloured: 'En temps de Paix', 'Premier contact', 'Le sous-lieutenant', 'Les Indiens', 'Black-Watch', 'Le capitaine et l'infirmiere', 'Les Irlandais', 'Le Major', 'La Mascotte', 'Ship ahoy!!', 'Le bon Ecossais' and 'God save the King'.
Sir Roger Keyes [Roger John Brownlow Keyes, 1st Baron Keyes] (1872-1945), British naval officer
Without date or place.
On a leaf of pink paper (roughly 16 x 20 cm) removed from an autograph album. Firm signature, 6 cm long, with the initial 'R' blotted by Keyes. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. The page bearing the signature is headed, in another hand, 'Famous Men Military and Naval'.
Achille-Jean-Louis-Roger de Chalabre [Jean-François Boursault-Malherbe (1752-1842), French actor, proprietor from 1829 of the Opéra-Comique]
Paris [Hôtel d'Ogny | rue grange batelière No 6] le 4 octobre 1820'.
On one side of the recto of the first leaf of a bifolium. Dimensions of leaf roughly 30 x 21 cm. 14 lines of text. Good, on aged and creased paper. Top right-hand corner clipped. Headed 'Ferme régie des Jeux | Direction des parties | Hôtel d'Ogny | rue grange batelière No 6'. He considers it his duty to not leave unchallenged 'la plainte' that 'Le Sr. Boursault' has 'portée contre moi par suite du moyen dont je me suis servi pour me faire délivrer une partie des bénéfices que mes deux associés me retenaient injustement depuis 20 mois'.