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[ Printed pamphlet on the Crimean War. ] Speech of the Hon. W. E. Gladstone, M.P. for the University of Oxford, On the War and the Negotiations, in the House of Commons, On the 3rd of August, 1855. Revised and corrected by himself.

Author: 
The Hon. W. E. Gladstone, M.P. for the University of Oxford [ William Ewart Gladstone, Liberal Prime Minister; The Crimean War ]
Publication details: 
Published at the Empire Office, 145, Fleet Street; and sold by all booksellers. 1855. [ J. Clayton, Printer, Crane Court, Fleet Street. ]
£80.00

24pp., 12mo. Disbound stitched pamphlet. In fair condition, lightly aged, with central vertical fold. In manuscript at head of title-page: 'No 6'. Having been Chancellor of the Exchequer during the Crimean War, Gladstone had resigned with the other Peelites at the beginning of 1855. Seven copies on COPAC, but now scarce.

[ William Edward Frost, English artist. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('W. E. Frost') to Joseph B. Cooke, regarding family illness and the gift of a photograph.

Author: 
W. E. Frost [ William Edward Frost ] (1810-1877), English artist specialising in female nudes, Royal Academician [ Joseph B. Cooke; Oscar Wilde ]
Publication details: 
46 Fitzroy Square [ London ]. 30 January 1875.
£45.00

1p., 12mo. On aged and worn paper. He regrets to inform him that 'we have still a sick house'. His 'dear Sister' has been 'very ill', but he trusts they are 'both mending'. He concludes: 'I have pleasure in enclosing a Photo of myself, and shll be pleased to be admitted to your collection'. Professor Joseph Bristow, in his paper 'Homosexual Blackmail in the 1890s', describes how, twenty years later (on 11 August 1894), at a party hosted at 46 Fitzroy Square by John Watson Preston, twenty men were arrested, including two dressed in women's clothing.

[ William Ewart Gladstone, Liberal Prime Minister. ] Autograph Signature ('W E Gladstone') on frank to Colvile

Author: 
William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898), British Liberal Prime Minister
Publication details: 
Fettercairn. 29 September 1839.
£28.00

On 7.5 x 11.5 cm. panel cut from front of envelope. In fair condition, lightly-aged. All in Gladstone's hand, it reads 'Fettercairn Septr. twentynine 1839 | A. Colvile Esq | Craigflower | Dunfermline | W E Gladstone'. Gladstone's signature is in the bottom left-hand corner, but is merely underlined, rather than being between two horizontal lines, as customary when franking.

[ Maggs Brothers.] Two Autograph Letters Signed by W. E. Lent, reporting on sale, with copy of ''Hallgate Auction Rooms, Doncaster. Catalogue of the Library of Rare and Valuable Books, The Property of G. E. Crouch Yarborough, Esq.'

Author: 
[ W. E. Lent [William Lent] of Maggs Brothers, London booksellers; G. E. Cooke-Yarborough; J. H. Crouch & Son F.A.I., Hallgate Auction Rooms, Doncaster ]
Publication details: 
Letters both on letterhead of Danum Hotel, Doncaster. 11 and 12 February 1931. Auction catalogue: J. H. Crouch & Son F.A.I., Hallgate Auction Rooms, Doncaster. 11, 12 and 13 February 1931.
£200.00

The two letters each 1p., 4to. Both on aged paper, with wear to left hand margin causing loss to text. In the first letter Lent gives details of 8 of his 17 purchases on that day, adding that 'The Lots sold quite well, a good many co are here, also Bowes, Blackwell, Mc Leis Taylor (Scheurer). Edwards, Pickering & E. Mathews, have marks.' In the second letter he gives details of 5 of his 10 purchases, one of them for 'Mr Butterwick'. He gives details of three commissions which Butterwick left with him, only one of which was successful. Catalogue: 31 + [1]pp., 4to.?>,>?>

[Pamphlet.] The Education of Engineers in America, Germany, and Switzerland. Excerpt Minutes of Proceedings of the Meeting of the Institutution of Mechanical Engineers, in London, 24th April 1903.

Author: 
Professor W. E. Dalby [William Ernest Dalby], M.I.Mech.E. [J. Hartley Wicksteed, President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers]
Publication details: 
Published by the Institution, Storey's Gate, St. James's Park, Westminster, S.W. [1903.]
£75.00

69pp., 8vo, paginated 281 to 349. In brown printed card covers. With shelfmarks and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library, otherwise in fair condition, on aged and worn paper. Scarce: no copy at the British Library, and the only copy on COPAC at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Autograph Letter Signed ('W. E. Norris') from the Victorian novelist William Edward Norris [to the father of Stephen John Aldrich], apologising for being unable to assist the recipient in settling his son.

Author: 
William Edward Norris (1847-1925), English novelist, author of more than sixty books [Stephen John Aldrich]
Publication details: 
14 Dover St, W. [London] 6 December 1889.
£65.00

2pp., 16mo. Twenty-two lines of text, written in small, neat style. From the papers of the subject of the letter, Stephen John Aldrich. In an era when the making of such an appeal as Aldrich's father's was commonplace, this is a remarkably well-written response: a model of tact and consideration. It reads: 'My dear Sir, | I most sincerely wish that I could be of any use to you in finding some opening for your son, but I fear that it is out of my power to help you.

[Large printed colour poster, issued by the Army Bureau of Current Affairs.] The Infinite Variety of the U.S.S.R. [ABCA Map Review No. 2.]

Author: 
ABCA Map Review No. 2 [Army Bureau of Current Affairs (A.B.C.A.), W. E. Williams, Director; Second World War propaganda]
Publication details: 
'Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by Fosh and Cross, Ltd.' 'The period from November 23 to December 6, 1942.'
£180.00

Printed on both sides of a piece of paper roughly 38 x 100 cm. In fair condition, on lightly-aged and creased paper. Folded four times. The outer side, printed in black and white, carries the article on the Soviet Union, with thirteen photographs (including ones of Stalin and four other party leaders) and a large map. The other side carries the ABCA Map Review No. 2, covering the period from 23 November to 6 December 1942, with large coloured map, and dealing with seven themes from 'Russia' to 'The Prospects for Italy' and 'The War against Want'. An attractive piece of modern design.

[Large printed colour poster, issued by the Army Bureau of Current Affairs.] Britain's Radio Covers The World. [ABCA Map Review No. 6.]

Author: 
ABCA Map Review No. 6 [Army Bureau of Current Affairs (A.B.C.A.), W. E. Williams, Director; Second World War propaganda; British Broadcasting Corporation; BBC]
Publication details: 
'Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by Fosh & Cross, Ltd.' 'The period from January 18th to January 31st, 1943.'
£180.00

Printed on both sides of a piece of paper roughly 38 x 100 cm. In good condition, on lightly-aged and creased paper. Folded four times. The outer side, printed in black and white, carries the article on 'the vast broadcasting network which spreads across the world from Britain', with large stylised map, with BBC microphone, indicating 'The BBC broadcasts day and night in 47 languages, to 200,000,000 listeners every week.'.

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