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Marie Stopes

Autograph Signature in copy of The Collected Poems of John Masefield (London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1935).

Marie Carmichael Stopes (1880-1958), British paleobotanist and eugenicist, influential advocate of birth control. Clean neat inscription on recto of front free endpaper reads 'Marie C. Stopes | Norbury Park | 1935'. The volume is in good condition, in a grubby dustwrapper worn at the head and...

£85.00
No author.

Bristol Docks: and related topics an album of newspaper cuttings.

An Album, 55pp. with newspaper cuttings laid down, 4to, coves worn and sunned but contents intact and in good condition. Headings mainly "Press", presumably short for a local paper (Western Daily Press prob.), and "T & M", "Daily Press", "Mercury", "Express", etc. Subjects:duties of the...

£200.00
Sotheby & Co

Catalogue of the Westbury Collection of Cookery Books

Wraps, v.g., with prices and buyers' list enclosed. With:(Catalogue) A. Rosenthal Ltd, Catalogue 56, Food and Drink. A private collection formed by a Lady of 16th to 19th Cenbtury Cookery Books in various languages (no date). Two items,

£50.00
The Edison Swan Electric Company Limited.

Annual Reports.

In two volumes, folio and 4to respectively (1904-1930 and 1931-1945), black cloth, some wear and tear, hinge strain, but contents in good condition. Two volumes,

£450.00
Thomas Bernard.

A Letter to the . . .Lord Bishop of Durham . . . on the Principle and Detail of the Measures now under consideration of Parliament for promoting and encouraging Industry and for the Relief and regulation of the Poor.

See DNB for Bernard's activites on behalf of the Poor. Half-title, blank, titlepage, imprint, pp. [1]-62, 8vo. Disbound, poor condition, frayed, soiled, worm-holed in parts, some pages detached or semi-detached, but text clear and complete. INSCRIBED "Geo. Vansittart Esq. from the author" i.e....

£250.00
[BALLOONING AND AERONAUTICAL PRINTS AND DRAWINGS] Sotheby & Co's auction catalogue of Col. R. L. Preston's collection

CATALOGUE OF THE WELL-KNOWN COLLECTION OF BALLOONING AND AERONAUTICAL PRINTS AND DRAWINGS The Property of Col. R. L. Preston, C.B.E.

8vo. Pages [2 +] 120. In good condition. Printed green wraps with crease along length of front wrap. Many illustrations. 'INDEX OF AERONAUTS' on verso of last leaf. An invaluable scholarly resource.

£50.00
Henry Stanley, Lord Strange.

Documents Signed

Fourth Earl of Derby, Privy Councillor, patron of a company of actos, commissioner at trail of Mary, Queen of Scots (1531-1593). Four documents, signed "H. Strange", vellum, c.2.75 x 3.75 ft, folded, occasional staining, with a frayed, damaged unsigned document relating to Sir Gervase Clifton,...

£600.00
POOR LAW

Printed handbill headed 'TABLES TURNED; | OR THE | Tories reduced to the Workhouse, | Being the First Examination of Paupert before the Commissioners of the New Poor Law'

In 3 columns on a sheet of thin unwatermarked wove paper, 10 inches by 7. Creased and grubby, but in good condition overall. Lightly attached at head to a sheet of paper. Satirical report of examination of a Beadle, Bob Orange Peel [Sir Robert Peel], Old Nosey [Wellington?], Cumberland Griffin...

£100.00
Robert Maxwell

2 Typed Letters Signed and one Typed Letter Unsigned to Mary Delane, and a collection related material.

Politician, publisher and one of the greatest crooks of the twentieth century (1923-91). The recipient, Mary Delane, is described as 'sometime woman's editor for The Times'. A collection of drafts and letters mainly relating to negotiations for the publication by Maxwell's Pergamon Press of a...

£200.00
Sir William Thomson

Reports regarding Sir William Thomson's Compass and Sounding Machine

(Lord Kelvin) 19 leaves (printed one side only), 4to, not bound. A rare promotional brochure and price list for navigational instruments including the dry-card compass, the first modern compass. Thomson had invented the compass the previous year. The reports are accompanied by statistics and are...

£200.00
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