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James Bertrand Payne (1833-1898), editor, author and fraudster [Henry Cholmondeley-Pennell (1837-1915), poet and writer on angling]

[James Bertrand Payne, fraudster who brought down the London publishing house Edward Moxon & Co.] Four Autograph Letters Signed to H. Cholmondeley-Pennell, one explaining his retirement from the firm, and two about Pennell's book 'Crescent'.

The four letters are in good condition, with light signs of age and wear. Written in Payne's neat and mannered hand, and all four signed 'J Bertrand Payne'. For the background to the correspondence see Jim Cheshire's article 'The Fall of the House of Moxon', Victorian Poetry, Spring 2012. Payne...

£200.00
David Gentleman (b.1930), English illustrator taught by Edward Bawden and John Nash [Vivian Ridler, Printer to the University; Oxford University Press]

[David Gentleman illustrates the University Press in 'its quincentenary year'.] Copy of 'The Oxford Almanack | For the Year of our Lord God MDCCCCLXXVIII [1978]', with fine large coloured illustration of 'The University Press'.

Printed on one side of a 75 x 56 cm piece of thick wove paper. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn, with short closed tearing to edges and two light vertical fold lines. The lower part of the page carries the almanack, flanked on the right by a list of the 'University Officers', and on the...

£180.00
C. J. Traviès [Charles Joseph Traviès de Villers] (1804-1859), Swiss-born French artist, lithographer and caricaturist

[C. J. Traviès, Swiss-born French artist and engraver.] Hand-coloured proof of his lithograph 'Club jesuitique'.

On one side of a 38 x 24 cm piece of wove paper with watermarked date 1828. In fair condition, lightly worn and creased. The engraving is roughly 21 cm square, and shows three figures gathered around a table, their arms tangled as they reach forward to sign a document. No doubt caricatures of...

£220.00
Tony Hancock (1924-1968), comedian [John Freeman; Hugh Burnet; 'Face to Face', BBC Television series]

[Tony Hancock and John Freeman's BBC TV 'Face to Face' interview.] Typescript, marked up for the printer, of the interview as published in the book of the series edited by the producer Hugh Burnett.

An interesting artefact of Hancock's celebrated interview by John Freeman (1915-2014), broadcast on 7 February 1960 in the BBC series 'Face to Face'. From the papers of the programme's producer Hugh Burnett (1924-2011). During the half-hour interview an earnest and humourless Hancock responded...

£220.00
James Paget, Professor of Anatomy and Surgery to the Royal College of Surgeons

[ Offprint; Nutrition etc.] Lectures on Nutrition, Hypertrophy, and Atrophy

"Reported by William S. Kirkes, M.D. [...] From the London Medical Gazette", 50pp., 8vo, remnants of being bound in, gatherings detached, aged. Scarce: no other copy of this original edition currently on the market; several copies listed on WorldCat.

£85.00
Anonymous [ Polar Exploration ]

[Polar Exploration ] Three Famous Polar Explorers (Illustrated). The 'Grosvenor' Seies of Suplementary Readers, no. 10

64pp., 12mo, soft cover, beige, sl. marked, mainly very good condition. Small square school library stamp on title and inside back cover. Scarce. No other copy currently on the Market (viaLibri).Only one copy recorded, at Birmingham University, whose entry in COPAC suggests a publication date of...

£400.00
Dame Edith Sitwell (1887-1964), iconic poet and critic [Hugh Burnett; John Freeman; Face to Face, BBC Television series]

[Dame Edith Sitwell and John Freeman's 'Face to Face' BBC TV interview. ] Two items: Autograph Letter Signed ('Edith Sitwell') to producer Hugh Burnett; & Typescript (printer's copy) of the section on the interview in Burnett's book of the series.

Two items relating to Sitwell's interview with John Freeman (1915-2014), broadcast in the BBC series 'Face to Face' on 6 May 1959. The two items are from the papers of the programme's producer Hugh Burnett (1924-2011). ONE: Autograph Letter Signed to Burnett. Signed 'Edith Sitwell'. On...

£750.00
Eleanor F. Rathbone (1872-1946), independent M.P. and long-term campaigner for family allowance and for women's rights

[Eleanor Rathbone; women's rights] Autograph Letter Signed to indecipherable name ("L.A.C." initials at the end of the accompanying typescript text of an "interview" with Rathbone, title "Women of Merseyside", with her annotations and corrections.

Letter, 2pp., 12mo, some aging and a fold mark, but mainly good; Typescript, 6pp., 4to, fold mark, good condition. In the letter she writes, in a hurried difficult hand, that she has made a "few corrections" and thinks the author/interviewer has done her best to give interest with sparse...

£450.00
[ David Ricardo, economist; Minchinhampton; Napoleonic Wars ]

[ David Ricardo, economist; Minchinhampton; Napoleonic Wars ] Manuscript List of Subscribers to a Public Dinner for local "Labouring people" to celebarte the defeat of Napoleon.

Three pages, folio, bifolium, fold marks, aged, some chipping, text complete and clear. [Title] "Subscription to defray the Expenses of a Public Dinner on the day of Thanksgiving [18 January 1816] and to enable the Labouring people of Minchin hampton to join in the General rejoicings on account...

£580.00
Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, founder of analytical psychology; his secretary Aniela Jaffé (1903-1991), Swiss analyst [John Freeman; Hugh Burnett]

[Carl Gustave Jung: BBC TV interview on 'Face to Face'.] Six items from the papers of interviewer John Freeman, including two letters from Jung's secretary, psychoanalyst Aniela Jaffé, edited typescript of interview, carbons by producer Burnett.

The six items relate to an interview Jung gave to the BBC on 26 June 1959, broadcast in the series 'Face to Face' on 22 October 1959. They are from the papers of the programme's producer, Hugh Burnett (1915-2014). The interviewer, John Freeman was to edit Jung's final work 'Man and his Symbols...

£450.00
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