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Susan Gilruth [ born Susannah Margaret Hornsby-Wright ], crime writer

[ Susan Gilruth, crime writer. ] Personal album of material ("guard-book" relating to her seven crime novels, with numerous newspaper cuttings, dustwrappers, a press release, three items of fan mail.

Gilruth was the author of seven crime novels: 'Sweet Revenge' (1951), 'Death in Ambush' (1952), 'Postscript to Penelope' (1954), 'A Corpse for Charybdis' (1956), 'To this Favour' (1957), 'Drown Her Remembrance' (1961) and 'The Snake is Living Yet' (1963). The material in this collection is in...

£320.00
Sir William Craven (1634-1707) of Winwick, Northamptonshire [ William Craven, 1st Earl of Craven (1608-1697), one of its Lord Proprietors of the Colony of Carolina ]

[ Sir William Craven of Winwick. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Wil Craven') to the Earl of Craven, describing his efforts 'both in Leicestershire and Darbyshire' to acquire horses 'fitt for your Lords[hi]ps: coach'.

1p., 4to. Bifolium. In fair condition, on aged paper with the bottom outer corner of both leaves worn (and professionally repaired with paper backing) with consequent loss of text around Craven's signature. The name of the recipient 'Craven' has been partly cut away in the address in Craven's...

£320.00
Rev. Henry Williams (1756-1818) of Rhayader, Powys, Wale, and Christ Church, Oxford, brother of the antiquary Jonathan Williams (c.1752-1829)

[ Rev. Henry Williams of Rhayader and Christ Church, Oxford. ] Autograph Letter Signed to his brothers John and Jonathan, giving directions regarding his will, with a full-page Inscription of 'Benefactions' to be erected in Rhayader Church.

3pp., 8vo. Bifolium. On aged and worn paper, creased and with a few closed tears. The letter is addressed to 'The Reverend Jonathan & John Williams, | Executors of the last Will & Testament of Henry Williams, Clerk.' A revealing personal communication, beginning: 'My Dear Brothers, | It...

£150.00
Anonymous

[ Book; Ltd Edn; Connaught Rangers; Inscribed ] Memoir of Sir Horatio Shirley, K.C.B. written in the Year 1879.

53pp., sm. 4to, 1/4 paper vellum, blue boards, sl. damaged, corners worn and bumped, minor foxing, eps stained, mainly good condition. Inscribed front free ep, "30 copies only privately printed. || No.1 The Dowager Lady Suffield; | from the Author\\" Front ep, bookplate of Ralph Assheton...

£120.00
Anon. [ Downside Abbey, Bath ]

[ St. Gregory's Monastery, Downside. ] A Catalogue of the Black Letter and other early Printed Books in the Library of St. Gregory's Monastery, Downside.

24pp., 12mo. Paginated 1-24. Disbound printed item. In fair condition, on aged and spotted paper. Drophead title, followed by: 'This Catalogue consists of three parts. In the first part is given a list of our early printed books in chronological order; in the second, a typographical index,...

£50.00
[ Comité de Montagnards d'Ecosse, 1815 [ Committee of the Mountaineers of Scotland; ]; nineteenth century Scottish mountain climbing ]

[ Le Comité de Montagnards d'Ecosse. ] Manuscript 'Chopy' [Copy] of communication in French to 'Le Premier Gentilhomme de la Chambre du Roi', regarding the presentation of a volume of Ossian's poems 'en langue celtique' to the King of France.

1p., 8vo. Headed 'Copy' and with a Britannia watermark implying an official origin. On aged and worn paper with chipping and loss at head and tail. Reads: 'Monsieur | Le Comité de Montagnards d'Ecosse ayant deputé My Lord , Les Colls. Macdonall et Mackenham et Mr James Hamilton pour faire l'...

£320.00
[ British Army in India, Presidency District Assault-at-Arms, Calcutta Race Course, 1904; Brigadier-General H. P. Leach, Commander ]

[ British Army in India, Presidency District Assault-at-Arms, Calcutta Race Course, February 1904. ] Printed programme with list of events, judges and prizes.

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. On aged and worn paper. The first page lists the offices and prices of admission, under the heading: 'PRESIDENCY DISTRICT | Assault-at-Arms | To be held on the Calcutta Race Course on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the 4th, 5th, and 6th February 1904'. The following three...

£50.00
The Right Honourable Sir Owen Dixon, Chief Justice of Australia 1952-1963

[ Justice Owen Dixon; Inscribed ] Jesting Pilate and other Papers and Addresses. Collected by his Honour Judge Woinarski

[viii].275, cr 8vo, frontis. photographic portrait, dw (sunned at edges, wear to corners, tiny closed tears), very good condition. INSCRIBED by Owen Dixon: "The Honble Viscount Simonds | With warmest regards | Owen Dixon | Melbourne | 20th Dec. 1965". Viscount Simonds, Judge, was sometime Lord...

£220.00
Sir Henry Thompson (1820-1904), urologist, polymath and advocate of cremation

[ Sir Henry Thompson, urologist. ] Autograph Card Signed ('H Thompson') to 'Dr Lankester' [presumably the surgeon and naturalist], reminding him about a dinner invitation.

Cream card, blank on one side. No address or stamp. In good condition, lightly aged. Reads: 'Dr Lankester, some days since I asked you to an 8 re Apl. 1. I hope you can come | Lord Avebury & others are come [sic] | Kindly let me know | yours truly | H Thompson'.

£38.00
Sinclair Lewis [ Harry Sinclair Lewis ] (1885-1951), American novelist and winner of the 1930 Nobel Prize for Literature

[ Sinclair Lewis, Nobel-Prize-winning American novelist. ] Autograph Signature.

On 5.5 x 12.5 cm strip torn from the foot of a letter. In good condition, lightly aged. Beneath the typed words 'Sincerely yours,' is the firm bold signature 'Sinclair Lewis'.

£50.00
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