'Black-letter Ballads' [ John Russell Smith, London bookseller; Charles Whittingham, Chiswick Press ]
On Sale by John Russell Smith, No. 36, Soho Square, London. 1856. [ Chiswick Press: - C. Whittingham, Tooks Court, Chancery Lane. ]
vii + 141 + pp., 8vo. Final leaf with Chiswick Press device of dolphin and anchor and lion. In sturdy nineteenth-century black leather half-binding, with marbled boards and 'Russell's Catalogue 1856' in gilt on spine. Ownership stamp of 'Alfred H Maurais' on fly-leaf. A characteristically-elegant Chiswick Press item, with 408 items listed, the titles in black letter. Three-page anonymous preface, dated 'May, 1856.' Tight copy, but aged and lightly damp-stained, in worn binding.
Catherine Stepney, Lady Stepney [ born Catherine Pollok; also Catherine Manners ] (1778-1845), 'Silver Fork' novelist [ A. E. Chalon [ Alfred Edward Chalon ] (1780-1860), artist and engraver ]
Letter: 'Friday Night'. [ No date or place. ] Engraving: 'London. Published by Henry Colburn. Decr. 1837.'
The letter is 1p., landscape 12mo. In fair condition, with light signs of age, placed in a windowpane mount in the remains of a leaf from an album. The letter reads: 'Dear Mr Westmacot [no doubt the sculptor Sir Richard Westmacott or his son] - I have a little reunion - on Monday evening 1st Feby - pray come - I am desired by <?> to present you to her especially - that she may invite you to her next Fete'. The engraving is on a 21.5 x 13.5 cm piece of paper. Similarly-mounted as the letter, above it on the same leaf. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn.
Charles Arthur Russell, Baron Russell of Killowen (1832-1900), Lord Chief Justice of England
On embossed letterhead of the Royal Courts of Justice. 'Monday' [ no date ].
1p., 12mo. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. Reads: 'Dear Mr. Williams, | Pray arrange Guests in the correct order whatever that is. I shall have frequent opportunities I hope of meeting the good Bishop.'
Edward Wedlake Brayley (1773-1854), topographer and archaeologist, librarian and secretary of the Russell Institution, London [ Thomas Philipps (1774-1841), singer ]
Russell Inst[itutio]n. [ 55 Great Coram Street, London ]. 24 April 1838.
2pp., 4to. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper. He asks him to 'delay sending in the Piano Forte until 1/2 past Five o Clock on Monday', as 'our General Annual Meeting of Proprietors takes place on that day, and very possibly they may not break up until Five, or a little after'. He asks him what tickets to 'send to Mr. Wornum', adding 'Whatever you think right shall be done for him'.
Samuel March Phillipps (1780-1862), legal writer and civil servant, Permanent Under-Secretary for Home Affairs [ Lord John Russell; Seymour Teulon, chairman, Southwark Reform Association ]
All three from Whitehall. 18 and 22 July 1837, and 10 February 1838.
The three items in good condition, on lightly-aged paper. The first two, both on black-bordered paper, are each 1p., 4to; the third is 1p., folio. In the three letters Teulon's address is given as Dean Street, Southwark. The first two appear to be in Phillipps's hand, but the matter is uncertain. Phillipps writes on behalf of the Home Secretary Lord John Russell, to whom he acted as private secretary.
Sir John Russell Reynolds [ J. Russell Reynolds ] (1828-1896), English neurologist [ Sir William Henry Flower (1831-1899), zoologist, director of the Natural HIstory Museum, London
On letterhead of 38 Grosvenor Street, W. [ London ] 21 November 1894.
1p., 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged. Written in purple ink. He will not be in town the following Saturday morning, 'at the time of the meeting at the South Kensington Museum, so that if there is any doubt as to securing a "Quorum" you may know, as early as I can tell you, of my necessary absence'.
Mary Russell Mitford, Author of "Our Village," "Belford Regis," etc. [ Jane Porter; James Maclehose, Glasgow bookseller; Edmonds & Remnants, binders; Richard Clay, London printer ]
New Edition. London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street. Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty. 1859. [ R. Clay, printer, Bread Street Hill, London. ]
xii + 516pp., 16mo. Frontispiece portrait of author. In red cloth binding with embossed patterning and gilt spine. Internally in good condition, in heavily-worn binding with split hinges. Ownership inscription on front free endpaper of 'The Misses Porter', presumably Mitford's friend Jane Porter and her sisters (an example of Jane Porter's handwriting being loosely inserted in the volume). Ticket on front pastedown of 'JAMES MACLEHOSE | Bookseller & Stationer | 61 St. Vincent St. | GLASGOW'. Ticket on rear pastedown of 'EDMONDS & REMNANTS, BINDERS.'
Jack Pulman (1925-1979), British screenwriter [ John Russell Brown (1923-2015), Shakespeare scholar; John Counsell (d.1987); Albert Finney; the Old Vic; the National Theatre ]
[ London, England. 'Hamlet' material dating from 1963 or before. ] Correspondence relating to 'Dickon' [Richard III] dating from between 1974 and 1979.
From the Jack Pulman papers. Pulman's distinguished career is well described on the British Film Institute's website. His work for British and American television gained him plaudits as an 'adaptor-extraordinary', beginning with a 1965 version of Thomas Mann's 'Buddenbrooks' for the BBC, and including Henry James's 'Portrait of a Lady' (BBC, 1968) and 'The Golden Bowl' (1972), as well as 'David Copperfield' (NBC, 1970), 'Jane Eyre' (NBC, 1971), 'War and Peace' (BBC, 1973), and the controversial 'I, Claudius' (BBC, 1976).
Lord Odo Russell [ Odo William Leopold Russell, 1st Baron Ampthill ] (1829-1884), British diplomat, first British Ambassador to the German Empire [ Rev. Frederick Cox (1821-1906), Dean of Hobart ]
On letterhead of 2 Audley Square, May Fair, W. [ London ] 'Wednesday' [ 1868 ].
3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. Aged and worn, with glue stains and slight damage to second leaf from mounting. At the time of writing Cox was curate at Wantage. Russell begins the letter by stating that he will be visiting his mother and will not 'return to Watford before Friday night. - On Saturday morning I hope I may have the good fortune of finding you at home to talk over matters in connexion with my marriage on the 5th. of May.' (to Lady Emily Villiers, daughter of George Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon). He thanks him for taking his room at the Clarendon Hotel, before concluding.
[ National War Aims Committee, London ] G. K. Chesterton; Woodrow Wilson; Lord Leverhulme; Earl Curzon; G. W. E. Russell; J. H. Jowett; Ben Tillett; Victor Grayson; Herman Roesemeier; W. S. Sanders
National War Aims Committee [ London ]. Numbered 2-25 and 27. Distributed by W. H. Smith and Son, London; by John Menzies and Co., Ltd., Edinburgh.
The 25 items are uniform in layout, each consisting of 4pp. on a bifolium with leaf dimensions 22.5 x 9cm. Variously printed in brown, blue, black and green. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper. At foot of last page of each pamphlet: 'Ask for "Reality" each week.' Pamphlets 2 to 25 are: W. S. Sanders, 'Under the Kaiser's Rule'; Dr. Herman Roesemeier ('formerly Editor of the Berlin "Morning Post."'), 'A German Speaks | An Open Letter'; 'A Socialist Talks it Over'; W. A.
Henry Russell (1812?-1900), English song writer and entertainer [ The Lyceum Theatre, London ]
Lyceum Theatre [ London ]. 7 September 1858.
On one side of a 7.5 x 10.5 cm piece of grey paper. Laid down on a piece of cream paper cut from an album. In fair condition, aged. Reads (with manuscript additions in square brackets): 'LYCEUM THEATRE. | Mr. Henry Russell's Entertainment, | ADMIT [Four Dress Circle] | On [ Wed ] day, September [ 7th ] 1853. | [Henry Russell.] | Not admitted after a quarter to 8.' Also included is an undated newspaper cutting of a letter from Russell 'To the Editor of the Daily News', from '74, Kensington-gardens-square, Bayswater, Nov.
Henry Russell (1812?-1900), English song writer and entertainer [ William Wright Massingham, essee of the box-office at the Princess's Theatre, London ]
Without date or place. On paper watermarked 'A PIRIE & SONS | 1852'.
1p., 4to. In fair condition, on aged paper, with minor traces of glue from mount on reverse. Reads: 'My ydear Massingham. | Will you give me an admission for myself & friend to see the Pantomime - I hear it is great - how are you - can I do any thing for you! - | Thine sincerely | Henry Massingham'. 'Old Massingham' was well-known in his day as 'the lessee of the box-office at the Princess's Theatre during the reign of Keeley and Charles Kean'. His collection of theatrical material was auctioned after his death.
A. C. Lawson [ Andrew Cowper Lawson ] (1861-1952), Professor of Geology, University of California; E. F. Davis [ Elmer Fred Davis ] (1887-1974); A. R. Whitman [ Alfred Russell Whitman ] (1881-1940)
Mostly relating to the San Francisco Bay Area of California, but also to other parts of the state. Between 1912 and 1950.
The two volumes contain a total of 239pp., 12mo, in ink and pencil, with entries dating from between 29 November 1912 and 28 March 1950. In fair overall condition, with light signs of age and wear. In two Keuffel & Esser notebooks, each in remains of brown calf binding, the first with 'MINING | TRANSIT BOOK | 363' stamped on front cover, and the second with 'Cross Section Book | 375 S'. In manuscript on cover of first volume: '19<...> Dec. | The Psilomelane D | of the Francis <....> | by | Don <...> | Under Prof. A. C. L <...>'.
Capt. W. J. Ward (Cardiff), Author of "A Lady Skipper," "S.S. Grauck, or The Scheme That Failed," Etc. Etc. [ William Clark Russell (1844-1911), English nautical author; Julia D. Young ]
'Reprinted from "The Maritime Review."' No place or date (but during the reign of King George V).
2pp., 4to. Printed on the same side of one piece of shiny art paper, folded to make a bifolium. Aged and stained, with wear and slight loss to extremities. Photograph of Russell beneath title, alongside 'Sonnet | To W. Clark Russell', reprinted 'From "English Sea Pictures." By Julia D. Young, Author of "Barham Beach, the President's Poem." - New York.' The author laments that '[i]n this country, it is not the fashion to ennoble those who really do something for their time and generation', such as Russell, whose 'stupendous output' consists of 'fifty-seven books everyone [sic] of them good'.
Francis Russell (1788-1861), 7th Duke of Bedford, styled Marquess of Tavistock, 1802-1839 [ Lord Brougham [ Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux ]; the Great Reform Bill, 1832 ]
No place. 27 May [1832?].
3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper, with short closed tear at head of gutter. He states that 'Ld B. [ i.e. the Lord Chancellor, Lord Brougham] was the first member of Ld Grey's Cabinet who objected to the cabinet to which the Reform Bill was carried', adding of Brougham that 'his opinion of one year, or of one week, are not those of another'. He does not believe that there is any 'reason to expect a dissolution at present but the Tories are very anxious, & its difficult to say what their may be'.?>
John Russell, 1st Earl Russell (1792-1879) [ Lord John Russell ], British Liberal Prime Minister; Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), philosopher [ Frederick Arthur Crisp (1851-1922), FSA, genealogist ]
In printed folder ('Visitation of England and Wales') for Frederick Arthur Crisp, F.S.A., "Grove Park Press," 270 Walworth Road, London, S.E. 1918 or later.
The pedigree is written out by Crisp on one side of a 37 x 95 cm piece of paper, folded twice into a 37 x 23.5 cm packet, printed on the front of which is: 'Visitation of England and Wales. | DRAFT PEDIGREE. | Please return to Frederick Arthur Crisp, F.S.A., "Grove Park Press," 270 Walworth Road, London, S.E.' The same address is embossed at the head. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Dated 1904 on cover, but with latest entry for 1918. In manuscript in top right-hand corner of cover is 'Russell, E.' underlined in red, with 'Bedford D' beneath it.
Charles Grey, Private Secretary to Liberal Prime Minister Lord John Russell [ Downing Street; P. H. Holland of the Chorlton Dispensary; the Manchester Health of Towns Association ]
Downing Street [ London ] 10 August 1846.
2pp., 12mo. Bifolium with mourning border. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper, with head of the document trimmed and blank second leaf with traces of mount. He acknowledges 'the receipt of your letter enclosing a Memorial from the Committee of the Manchester Health of Towns association' and apologise for the delay in the acknowledgement, 'owing to the great pressure of business'.
Russell Gurney, M.P. [The Married Women's Property Bill, 1869.] [women's suffrage; Victorian feminism]
London: Cornelius Buck, 23, Paternoster Row, E.C. 1869.
7pp., 8vo. Inscribed at head of title-page: '<?> an earnest request for a careful consideration of the whole question'. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn, no wraps, disbound. Only one copy traced on either COPAC or OCLC WorldCat, at the BL.
[Russell Gurney; George Jessel; G. Shaw Lefevre; Sir Francis Goldsmid; Sir John Duke Coleridge] [Married Women's Property Bill, 1869; Alexander Ireland, Manchester printer; women's suffrage]
[The Committee in support of the Married Women's Property Bill.] Manchester: A. Ireland and Co., Pall Mall. 1869.
The full title reads: 'Speeches of The Right Hon. Russell Gurney, M.P., George Jessel, Esq., M.P., G. Shaw Lefevre, Esq., M.P., Sir Francis Goldsmid, Bart., M.P., and the Solicitor-General, in the Debate on the Second Reading of the Married Women's Property Bill, in the House of Commons, Wednesday, April 14th, 1869. Printed, by permission, for the Committee in support of the Married Women's Property Bill.' 24pp., 8vo. In good condition, lightly-aged, no wraps, disbound. Three copies on COPAC.
John Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley [Lord Wodehouse] (1826-1902), British Liberal politician [David Forbes (1828-1876), geologist; Lord John Russell, Liberal Prime Minister; Sir Roderick Murchison]
Foreign Office [Whitehall, London.] 30 November 1860.
2pp., foolscap 8vo. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper. With envelope addressed to 'David Forbes Esq | care of | Sir R. Murchison Bart | 16 Belgrave Square | SW.' and franked 'Wodehouse'. Wodehouse occupied the position of Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs between 1859 and 1861. The letter reads: 'Sir, | With reference to your letter of the 20th.
James Russell Endean (1826-1923), author [Cockington, Devon]
On letterhead of Casatrio, Cockington, Devon. 28 February 1898.
2pp., 12mo; 1p., 8vo. On bifolium, with the 8vo page written lengthwise across the central two pages. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. He discusses an article in the 'Mercury', which Latimer has sent him, which 'revived many incidents and persons and recalled a byegone age upon which neither you nor I can look back without mingled feelings of regret and thankfulness'.
E. R. Bernard [Edward Russell Bernard], M.A., Canon of Salisbury, editor
[Laurie's Kensington Series.] Second edition revised. John Davis, Successor to Thomas Laurie, 13, Paternoster Row, London. 1908. [Bennett Brothers, Printers, Journal Office, Salisbury.]
57 + pp., 12mo. In green quarter-binding, with cloth spine and paper boards, with title printed on front board. In good condition, lightly-aged, with shelfmark, stamps and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. The only copy of this second edition on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat at the British Library.
[Charles E. B. Russell, Chief Inspector of Reformatory and Industrial Schools; Reformatories Department, Home Office, Whitehall; library lists; inventories; bibliographies]
[Reformatories Department, Home Office, Whitehall.] London: Printed under the Authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office by Darling and Son, Limited, Bacon Street, E. 1916.
25pp., 8vo. Stitched pamphlet. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. Stamp on cover of the Board of Education Library, London. Russell's letter, addressed from the 'Reformatories Department, Home Office, Whitehall, May 1st, 1916' covers pp.2-7. Pp.8-24 carry the 'List of Suggested Books', with prices, beginning with 'Across Texas' by E. S. Ellis, and ending with 'The Young Franc Tireurs' by G. A. Henty. The last page carries a list of 'Publishers' Names and Addresses'. Uncommon: a total of seven copies on OCLC WorldCat and COPAC, but none at the British Library.
Colonel Sir Henry Charles Legge (1852-1924), Equerry in Waiting to King Edward VII [Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941), German Emperor]
On letterhead of Highcliffe Castle, Christchurch, Hampshire. 27 November 1907.
2pp., 12mo. In good condition, on lightlhy-aged paper. In reply to a letter from the anonymous male recipient Legge writes: 'Mr. Russell was commanded to attend at Windsor Castle by the German Emperor with the approval of the King and though permission was afterwards given to publish the photograph you will readily see that no such statement as appeared should have been published without authority - incorrect as it was'.
J. R. Lowell [John Russell Lowell] (1819-1891), American poet, author and diplomat [Lady Elphinstone]
On letterhead of 40 Clarges Street, Piccadilly, W. [London] 2 July 1886.
1p., 12mo. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper, and with the margins cut down. The letter reads: 'Dear Lady Elphinstone, | I am very sorry that an engagement here will prevent my having the pleasure of coming to you this afternoon. But I hope to be able to go out to Richmond next Friday & if so shall do myself the honour of renewing so agreeable an acquaintance.'