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[Richard Porson, Regius Professor of Greek at Cambridge.] Autograph jeu d'esprit by Porson, purporting to be a letter from John Villette, Ordinary of Newgate, to Sir Busick Harwood, Professor of Anatomy at Cambridge. With leaf of autograph Latin text

Author: 
Richard Porson (1759-1808), Regius Professor of Greek at Cambridge [Rev. John Villette (c.1749-1799), Ordinary of Newgate Prison; Sir Busick Harwood (c.1750-1814), Professor of Anatomy at Cambridge]
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Letter dated from Newgate Street, 21 March 1787. Latin text without place or date.
£450.00

Two items. ONE: Ostensible letter from John Villette, Ordinary of Newgate, to Sir Busick Harwood, Professor of Anatomy at Cambridge. Like Porson, Villette was a Cambridge man (St John's, BA 1771). He was Ordinary of Newgate between 1774 and 1799, the position being a lucrative one, and Porson's satire would in part appear to be directed against his cupidity in attempting to make money out of the cadaver of an executed man.

[ Sir Frederick Ouseley, Heather Professor of Music at Oxford University. ] Autograph Signature ('Frederick A Gore Ouseley | Prof. Mus. Oxon.') to secretarial letter to Rev. P. A. Le Tenore, describing the requirements for a batchelor's degree.

Author: 
Sir Frederick Ouseley [ Rev. Sir Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley ] (1825-1889), composer, organist, musicologist, and Heather Professor of Music at Oxford University [ Rev. P. A. Le Tenore, Jersey ]
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St Michaels College, Tenbury [ Worcestershire ]. 'Tuesday. March 17. [ no year, but between 1855 and 1889 ]'.
£100.00

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium on monogrammed letterhead. In fair condition, lightly aged. The body of the letter is written by a secretary. A useful communication, laying out the requirements for a batchelor's degree in music during Ouseley's tenure as Heather Professor, between 1855 and 1889. Ouseley writes in reply to Le Tenore's letter, setting out what is 'required of Candidates for the degree of Mus. Bac.', beginning with the composition of 'an exercise in 5 real parts, with accompaniments for a quintett [sic] band.

[ Robert Simson, Scottish mathematician. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Rob: Simson') to unnamed recipient, regarding the shipping of 'Fifty four English Euclids Small paper', and the transit of Venus.

Author: 
Robert Simson (1687-1768), Scottish mathematician, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Glasgow [ John Bevis (1695-1771); James Short (1710-1798); James Bradley (1693-1762), Astronomer Royal]
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Glasgow, 1 July 1761.
£180.00

1p., 4to. In good condition, on aged paper discoloured at the corners, neatly placed in a paper windowpane mount. He asked 'Mr Foulis to pack up Fifty four English Euclids Small paper, for as they had been put up in three bundles of 18 books in each, he thought it should be left to pack up these bundles as they were rather than break one of them to take out four books'. The books have been sent to 'Borroustonness', i.e. Bo'ness (Burrowstounness), Falkirk, and Foulis has given him a receipt from 'Richard G the Master of the Neptune aboard which Ship they are <?> directed to you'.?>

[Printed parliamentary paper.] Irish Universities Act, 1908. A Statute for University College, Cork. (Presented in pursuance of the Act 8 Edward VII., cap. 38, sec. 5 (1).)'

Author: 
[Irish Universities Act, 1908; University College, Cork]
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Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed, 3rd May, 1911. Dublin: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, By Alex. Thom & Co. (Limited), 87, 88, & 89, Abbey-Street. 1911.
£65.00

36pp., crown 8vo. Stitched. In poor condition, on aged and worn paper, with title leaf loose and chipped, and with the last blank leaf also loose, with a long closed tear. With stamp of the Science Museum Board of Education Science Library, and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Scarce.

[Printed parliamentary paper.] Irish Universities Act, 1908. Statute IV. For University College, Cork. (Presented in pursuance of the Act 8 Edward VII., cap. 38, sec. 5 (1).)

Author: 
[Irish Universities Act, 1908; University College, Cork]
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Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed, 27th May, 1913. Printed by A. Thom and Co., Ltd., 87, 88, and 89, Abbey Street, Dublin. 1913.
£50.00

4pp., crown 8vo. Bifolium. On aged paper, with closed tear to both leaves at spine. Stamp, shelfmark and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Scarce.

[Printed parliamentary pamphlet.] Irish Universities Act, 1908. Statute B for University College, Galway. (Presented in pursuance of the Act 8 Edward VII, cap. 38, sec. 5 (1).)

Author: 
[Irish Universities Act, 1908; University College, Galway]
Publication details: 
Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be printed, 1st March 1911. Dublin: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, By Alexander Thom & Co. (Limited). 1911.
£40.00

2pp., crown 8vo. In fair condition, on aged paper, worn at extremities. With Shelfmarks, stamp and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Scarce.

[Printed parliamentary paper.] Dublin Commission (Irish Universities Act, 1908). Final Report of the Dublin Commissioners appointed by the Irish Universities Act, 1908. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of His Majesty.

Author: 
[Dublin Commission (Irish Universities Act, 1908)]
Publication details: 
London: Published by His Majesty's Stationery Office. Printed by A. Thom & Co., Ltd., Abbey Street, Dublin, 1911.
£80.00

14pp., crown 8vo. Stitched. In fair condition, on aged and lightly-worn paper. Stamp of the Science Museum Board of Education Science Library, and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Scarce.

[The London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London).] Two printed items: 'Brief Report on the Work of the School since 1895' and 'A Brief Description of the Objects and Work of the School.'

Author: 
[The London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)]
Publication details: 
'Brief Report': London: Waterlow & Sons Limited, Printers, London Wall. 1899.' 'A Brief Description': The London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London). 10, Adelphi Terrace, W.C. March 1901.
£220.00

Both items in fair condition, on aged paper, with shelfmarks, stamps and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library. 'Brief Report': 32pp., foolscap 8vo. In fair condition, on lightly aged paper, in worn grey printed wraps strengthened at the spine with brown tape. Headings include 'Provision for training in Economics and Political Science', 'Character and Objects of School', 'Methods of Organisation', and 'Property of the School and the Library'. Also the 'complete curriculum of the School', pp.9-17, and list of lecturers (pp.17-20). 'A Brief Description': 7pp., 4to.

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