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Author, Title, Summary Price
Reginald A. Smith [ Reginald Allender Smith ] (1873-1940), archaeologist, Keeper of British and Medieval Antiquities, British Museum [ Royal Society of Arts, London ]

[ Reginald Allender Smith, archaeologist. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Reginald A. Smith.') to the Assistant Secretary, Royal Society of Arts, regarding a meeting, and extra copies of a paper.

1p., 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged. With the Society's stamp. He is 'most obliged' for the 'generous response to my application for extra copies' (presumably of a lecture by him) for 'friends or critics'. If the recipient is 'interested in developments' he should 'attend the meeting on...

£30.00
Percival Perry [ Percival Lea Dewhurst Perry ], 1st Baron Perry [ Lord Perry ] (1878-1956), English motor vehicle manufacturer, first Chairman of the Ford Motor Company in Britain

[ Lord Perry, first Chairman of the Ford Motor Company in Britain. ] Typed Letter Signed ('Perry.') to K. W. Luckhurst of the Royal Society of Arts, regarding an invitation to become a member.

1p., 4to. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper. Name in block capitals in red pencil and stamped date at head, with holes to one corner from stapling. The 'matter' of the invitation to Perry to join the Society has 'been delayed because I have been the victim of very distressing domestic...

£30.00
Norman Robertson [ Norman Alexander Robertson; N. A. Robertson ] (1904-1968), Canadian diplomat, twice High Commissioner in London, one of Mackenzie King's advisers

[ Norman Robertson, Canadian High Commissioner in London. ] Typed Letter Signed ('N A Robertson') to Sir Harry Lindsay, Chairman of the Council, Royal Society of Arts accepting an invitation to become a Fellow.

1p., 8vo. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. Robertson's name in capitals in blue pencil at head. In response to the invitation he writes: 'I should be grateful if you would convey to the Council my thanks for the honour which they have done me in extending this invitation. It gives me...

£35.00
Les Français de Grande-Bretagne (Franco-British Liaison Committee), Second World War Free French organisation [ William R. Guillet; T. J. Guérille ]

[ Les Français de Grande-Bretagne (Franco-British Liaison Committee), Second World War Free French organisation. ] Membership card of 'Sympathiser-Member' William R. Guillet, signed by him and by T. J. Guérille, President.

On both sides of a 7.5 x 12 cm card, with curved corners. A frail survival, heavily aged and worn. The text on the recto is printed in black, with the organisation's logo to the left in blue and red. The recto also has a large red 'S' superimposed at centre, and carries the two signatures, that...

£120.00
Keith Anderson Hope Murray, Baron Murray of Newhaven [ Lord Murray ] (1903-1993), agronomist, Rector of Lincoln College, Oxford

[ Keith Murray, Lord Murray, Rector of Lincoln College, Oxford,. ] Typed Letter Signed and Typed Note Signed (both 'Murray of Newhaven'), the letter declining to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and the note regarding a meeting there.

LETTER: 1p., 4to. In fair condition, lightly aged and creased. Docketed in red and blue ink. He is grateful for 'the Council's very kind invitation to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts', and would have been happy to accept, except that he is 'intending to move from London into the...

£30.00
James Faed (1821-1911), Scottish artist

[ James Faed, Scottish artist. ] Autograph Note Signed to 'G. Ashley Dodd Esqre', thanking him for a 'great favour' and 'privilege'.

1p., 16mo. On bifolium. On aged paper with small strip of damp at foot, affecting the signature. Reads: 'Dear Sir | I beg you will accept my sincere thanks for the great favour you have conferred upon me, this morning, a privilege I cannot here sufficiently acknowledge | I am your obedient |...

£25.00
Gwladys Hilda Edmunds [ Romantic fiction ]

[ 1930s romantic fiction on an inter-racial theme. ] Autograph Manuscript of unpublished novelettte set in India and England by Gwladys Hilda Edmunds: 'When Races Clash'.

110pp., 4to. Paginated to 108, with 58a and 66a. In red exercise book with 'Gwladys Hilda Edmunds | 11 Church Road | Penarth, Glam.' on cover. In fair condition, on lightly aged and worn paper, in creased covers. Inside the front cover Edmunds has written 'Roughly 15,000 words'. A fair copy with...

£200.00
Frederic John Napier Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford [ Frederic Thesiger, Lord Chelmsford ] (1868-1933), Governor of Queensland, Governor of New South Wales, Viceroy of India

[ Frederic Thesiger, Viscount Chelmsford. ] Autograph Signature ('Chelmsford').

On 3 x 10 cm piece of grey paper. Laid down on 9 x 11.5 cm piece of card. In fair condition, aged and a little dusty. Neat and crisp signature, cut from a letter, and reading: 'Faithfully Yours | Chelmsford'. Also laid down on the card is a brief biographical cutting.

£30.00
Dolf Wyllarde [ pen name of Dorothy Margarette Selby Lowndes ] (1871-1950), popular female novelist [ Royal Society of Arts, London ]

[ Dolf Wyllarde [ Dorothy Margarette Selby Lowndes ], popular female novelist ] Autograph Letter Signed and two Typed Letters Signed (all three ''Dolf Wyllarde') requesting information to assist her in the writing of her books.

Lowndes was educated at King's College, London, and trained as a journalist. She published two volumes of verse (1911, 1920) and more than forty volumes of fiction between 1897 and 1939. See her entry in Who Was Who. The present three items are in fair condition, lightly aged and worn. In the...

£120.00
[ Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria, 1887 ]

[ Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria, 1887. ] Souvenir printed napkin celebrating the 'Jubilee of Queen Victoria'. With illustrations of the Queen, her family, prime ministers, incidents.

Printed in black and white on one side of a white cotton napkin, roughly 60 cm square. In fair condition, lightly aged and creased, with cloth loops attached on reverse at head resulting in four glue stains (not affecting the image). A nice piece of Golden Jubilee ephemera. At centre a portrait...

£150.00
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