[ The Imperial Visit to India, 1911 to 1912 ] [ 'Society Illustrated', Calcutta; the Delhi Durbar ]
'Society Illustrated', Calcutta. Vol.1, nos.15-18inc., Dec.1911-Jan.1912. All three published by E. G. Cole & Co., Calcutta, and printed by D. L. Monro at The Calcutta General Printing Co.
The four items are uniform in layout, the magazine being subtitled 'A Journal of Social, General and Sporting Events'. All folio, the first two (15 and 16) each consisting of 44pp. within twelve pages of advertisements; the third (17) 72pp, the last (18) consisting of 40pp. within 12pp. of advertisements. The four in fair condition, with light signs of age and wear. Produced in the style of the Illustrated London News, and profusely illustrated throughout. The three items are from the papers of Sir Richard Harington, Judge of the High Court, Calcuta.
University of Cambridge; King Edward VII (1841-1910) and Queen Alexandra [ Alexandra of Denmark ] (1844-1925)
Cambridge: Printed at the University Press. 1 March 1904.
Printed on both sides of a 21 x 26.5 cm. leaf, folded into a 21 x 9 cm packet. In good condition, on aged paper, with remains of stub adhering to one edge. On one side is printed the table plan itself, and on the other, with the title and University Coat of Arms, a 'List of Guests | Present at Luncheon in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, on Tuesday, March 1, 1904.' The 38 men listed include the heads of colleges, professors, down to Lionel Cust, M. R. James and Charles Waldstein. No copy traced on either OCLC WorldCat or on COPAC.
[Queen Victoria's visit to Ireland, 1900; Kingstown and Dublin; Underwood & Underwood, stereoscopic publishers, New York]
Underwood & Underwood, Publishers. New York. London. Toronto - Canada. Ottawa - Kansas. Works and Studios, Washington, D.C. Arlington, N.J. Littleton, N.H. [Series 1900 by Underwood & Underwood.]
The eleven pairs of black and white photographic prints all in very good condition, each on the usual card mount, with printed publishers' details and caption. Each image is roughly 8 x 7.5 cm, with curved top corners, and the mounts are 8.5 x 17.5 cm.
[Royal Visit to Reading, 1870; Queen Victoria; Sir Peter Spokes (1830-1910) of Redlands, Mayor of Reading]
Without place or date [Reading, Berkshire; 1870].
1p., 12mo. On trimmed wove paper. Aged and worn, with traces of mount on reverse. 24 lines, arranged in six four-line stanzas, beneath the title 'New Version to an Old Nursery Rhyme.' The poem - based on 'Sing a song of sixpence' - begins: 'Sing a song of Thousand Guineas, | Pockets full of brass; | Rate-payer's money's nought to me, | I'll squander it like an ass. | Sing a song of Royal Visit, | Ain't I a man of sense | To shake hands and sit with Royalty, | At Rate-payers expence.
Visit of the Prince of Wales [later King Edward VIII] to Sierra Leone, 1925 [Alexander Howard Ross (1880-1965), Commissioner, Southern Province of Sierra Leone, 1920-1928]
[Freetown, Sierra Leone?] '437-150. 14-3-25. [i.e. 14 March 1925]'.
21pp., 12mo. Printed with blue ink on cream paper. Saddle-stitched with blue ribbon, in light blue printed wraps. In fair condition, aged, worn and lightly creased. An interesting document, providing local information and casting light on the protocol of a Royal Visit. The document begins: '6th April. | I. 9.05 a.m. H.E. the Governor leaves Government House, accompanied by Staff, and drives to Government Wharf. | 9.10 a.m. The Governor, Mr. Basevi and Lieutenant Harrison embark on the Governor's Barge from the Eastern Jetty. By permission of Commander Geary Hill a launch from H.M.S.
Mrs S. Burgess, printer, Bishopsgate, London [the visit of King Manuel of Portugal to England, 1909; royal souvenir; ephemera; King Edward VII]
MRS. S. BURGESS, 14, Artillery Lane, Bishopsgate, E.C.' 
Printed in black, blue, red, green and gold on one side of a piece of tissue paper roughly 37 cm square. Good, on lightly creased paper with a little wear to extremities. The text, with a woodcut portrait of the king (10 x 8.5 cm) in black at its centre, is enclosed in a coloured border of flags and flowers. The text descibes the 'programme of the first week' of the King's visit, with the 'route to be taken by King Manuel on his visit to the Guildhall', and a list of the 'distinguished guests who have been inivited to the reception and luncheon'.