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John Sampson [ 'The Rai' ] (1862-1931), Irish linguist, Blake scholar, and authority on Gypsies [ Romani culture; Romany ]

[ Victorian Gypsies. ] Four Victorian photographs, including three of John Sampson of the Gypsy Lore Society and children (Gypsies?) in bohemian dress.

The Gypsy Lore Society was founded in 1888, and one of its prime movers was John Sampson, friend of Augustus John (for many years President of the Gypsy Lore Society) and the subject of the book 'The Scholar Gypsy' (1997), written by his grandson Anthony Sampson. According to a review in The...

£450.00
Aaron Marshall Elliott (1844-1910) of Johns Hopkins University, language scholar, helped found Modern Language Association; David Douglas (1823-1916), Edinburgh publisher; George Francis Scott Elliot

[[ Professor A. Marshall Elliott of Johns Hopkins University; George Francis Scott-Elliot, botanist; and David Douglas, Edinburgh publisher] Correspondence relating to Scott-Elliot's 'The Border Elliots'.

Four items, aged and somewhat creased. Scott-Elliot's book was privately printed by Douglas in 1897. Aaron Marshall Elliott was founder of the Modern Language Association and founding professor of Romance Languages at Johns Hopkins University. ONE: ALS from Aaron Marshall Hall to David Douglas,...

£450.00
[ Spanish Civil War; Newspaper; News Bulletin]

[Spanish Civil War; News] Spanish Information Service texts and documents. A Weekly Resume of our Daily "Servicio Espanol de Informacion".

Four pages, folio, sl. spotted, paper yellowed, fold marks, minor chipping. Headlines include: Bishop of Teruel ...; Franco Imprisons the Peasants; Eighty Basques were shot on December 14; article by Antonio Ruiz Vilaplana, "The People in Rebel Teritory"; Franco will try to avenge his defeat,...

£150.00
Albert Cazabon (1883-1970), violinist, composer and head of the Albert Cazabon Orchestra [ Herman Finck [ born Hermann Van Der Vinck ] (1872-1939), composer and conductor ]

[ Albert Cazabon, violinist, composer and head of the Albert Cazabon Orchestra. ] Long letter of condolence to the widow of the conductor Herman Finck, containing personal reminiscences.

1p., 4to. In fair condition, aged and worn. He informs her that Finck was 'a very old friend of mine & my father's. I knew Herman when I was a boy, & had always held his loyal friendship as something to be treasured as a great privilege. When I left for Australia in 1927 a radiogram of...

£90.00
Rev. Richard Harington D.D. (1800-1853), Principal of Brasenose College [ First Oxford University Commission, 1850-1852; Archibald Campbell Tait (1811-1882), Archbishop of Canterbury ]

[ First Oxford University Commission, 1850-1852. ] Various Autograph Drafts of the response of Rev, Dr Richard Harington, Principal of Brasenose College, to the recommendations of the Report of the Commissioners to both Houses of Parliament.

The Law Magazine, in its issue of August-November 1852, praised the report as 'most valuable' and 'meritorious', noting among the obstacles to its completion 'the resolute and dogged refusal of information on the part of many, intimately connected with the University', including Harington's...

£450.00
[ S.W. Wayte] Samuel William Wayte (1819-1898), President of Trinity College, Oxford [ Oxford Tutors' Association; Oxford University Commission, 1850-1852 ]

[ Oxford Tutors' Association and Oxford University Commission. ] Two printed pamphlets: 'Recommendations respecting the Extension of the University of Oxford' and 'Recommendations respecting the Constitution of the University of Oxford'.

Both items in good condition, with light signs of age and wear. Both side stitched, and without wraps. ONE: 'Recommendations respecting the Extension of the University of Oxford'. 32pp., 8vo. On reverse of title: 'The following Paper was drawn up at the request of the Tutors' Association by a...

£200.00
British Army: Edwardian physical training booklet [ H.M.S.O.; Harrison and Sons, London ]

[ British Army: Edwardian physical training booklet. ] Table Card containing Tables of Exercises for the Physical Training of Recruits, and the Physical Exercise of Trained Soldiers

Printed on both sides of a 15 x 135 cm strip of paper, concertina-folded to make 30pp., with each page on a 15 x 9 cm panel. A scarce survival, on aged and worn paper. No illustrations, but detailed entries in small print. One side carries 10pp of 'Cavalry and Artillery Recruits' Physical...

£120.00
Charles Ranken Conybeare (1821-1885), Vicar of Itchin Stoke, Hampshire [ Arthur Penrhyn Stanley [ 'Dean Stanley' ] 1815-1881); Charles Lutwidge Dodgson ('Lewis Carroll'); Christ Church, Oxford ]

[ Arthur Penrhyn Stanley ('Dean Stanley') and Charles Ranken Conybeare (friend of Lewis Carroll). ] Autograph Letter Signed from Conybeare to Stanley quoting Pliny the Younger, forwarded by Stanley to 'Pollen', with note on a girl's death.

2pp., 12mo. On a bifolium. With Conyebeare's ALS ('Charles R Conybeare') continuing from the recto of the first leaf to the top of the second, and Stanley's ALS ('A P. Stanley') on the lower part of the recto of the second leaf. In good condition, lightly aged and worn, with closed tear up...

£120.00
Bernard Gilliat-Smith (1883-1973), Romany scholar and linguist [ Gypsy Lore Society ]

[ Bernard Gilliat-Smith (1883-1973), Romany scholar. ] Autograph Letter Signed (in full and as 'B G S') from Constantinople, including references to the hanging of the 'head eunuch', 'the new Selamlik' and 'prisoner solders' at the Seraskerat.

4pp., 12mo. Aged and worn with closed tears along fold lines. At the time BGS was in the consular service in Istanbul. The recipient (perhaps R. A. Scott Mafie) is not named, and the salutation is in Romany. The letter begins: 'I am about to feast the eve of tomorrow which is the eve of the next...

£550.00
[ British Women on the Home Front in the First World War; Sir Richard Harington, 12th Baronet, of Ridlington (1861-1931; Thomas Moore) ]

[ British Women on the Home Front in the First World War. ] Mimeographed Leaflet, on Government letterhead, of poem '"The Girls They Left Behind Them" | Air -: The Minstrel Boy.'[

The item derives from the papers of Sir Richard Harington, 12th Baronet of Ridlington (1861-1931), who volunteered for the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve on the outbreak of the First World War, and was promoted to the rank of Chief Petty Officer in the Anti-Aircraft Corps, serving in that...

£120.00
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