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Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, Théâtre de la Mode, 1945-1946 [ Gérard Bauër; Christian Bérard; Jean Saint-Martin; Eliane Bonabel; Rebull; Boris Kochno; Michel de Brunhoff ]

[Printed 'album', with programme. ] The exhibition Le Théatre de la Mode in London | Sponsored by the "Continental Daily Mail" | under the auspices of “L'Association Francaise d'Action artistique” | In aid of British and French charities.

Substantial unpaginated ring-bound 4to volume, with striking coloured cover illustration by Christian Bérard. Internally in fair condition, lightly aged and worn, in worn covers detaching from ring binding. A stylish volume, printed on both shiny art paper and thick rough grey stock. In three...

£400.00
Bruce Dudley Ryder [ Bruce D. Ryder ] (born 1942), General Manager, Marketing, Mercedes-Benz (United Kingdom) Ltd [ Mercedes-Benz of North America Inc. ]

[ Mercedes-Benz of North America Inc. ] Typewritten account of a visit to the firm by English marketing manager B. D. Ryder, in album with photographs and ephemera.

The author Bruce Dudley Ryder was a second-cousin of the present Queen – his father Peter Hugh Dudley Ryder (1913-1993; see Who Was Who) having married the Queen's cousin Sarah Susannah Bowes-Lyon – and a great-grandson of the Earl of Harrowby. Ryder had family experience in the fields of...

£800.00
Roger Quilter [ Roger Cuthbert Quilter (1877–1953), composer, known particularly for his songs ]

[ Roger Quilter, composer ] Autogrph Letter Signed "Roger Quilter" to "Mrs Finck", recently widowed wife of Herman Finck, composer and conductor .

Two pages, 8vo, fold mark, very good condition. " I feel I must write you & tell you how deeply I sympathise with you and your daughters in your very sad loss. Although I did not know your husband very well, I was a great admirer of his work and I knew him well enough to realise what a...

£180.00
[ Herman Finck, composer and conductor ]

[Radio Series; corrected typescript ] "Song Writers on Parade" No. IV - Herman Finck

Script, titlepage plus 6pp., folio, folded, very good condition. Converstaional interchange between "Announcer" and Herman Finck with background (and foreground) of Finck's songs, starting with "In the Shadows" and with Finck giving the history of the song. Finck "asks" John Rorke to sing 'The...

£180.00
[ Docketed "Gabb George's Coffee House, Temple Bar"; Gabb and Gabell, stewards to the Barony ] ]

[ Business; George's Coffee House, Temple Bar; Manuscript ] "Baker Gabb in Account with Sir John Harington" [ Document detailing business/accounts conducted at a Coffee House by Sir John Harington and Baker Gabb ]. With related material [1813-1820].

Seven pages, folio, folded, minor damage with no loss of text, good condition. Baker Gabb, member of Welsh landowning family, presumably in his role of solicitor acting for the Harington Family, giving a detailed record of financial activity with Welsh property, mainly involving the "Rents of...

£450.00
J.M. Child, Mathematician [James Mark Child; History of Mathematics ]

[ Mathematics; Fermat's ] Four substantial Autograph Letters Signed and one APC Signed "J.M. Child" to "Sir Richard [Harington]", on mathematical themes including Fermat's.

Five letters and a postcard, two letters 8vo (total 4pp.), three 4to (total 17 pages), fold marks, good condition. LETTER ONE (6pp., 4to,, 10 Feb.) He starts, "You've done it!!! | I told you that one of your ideas would bear fruit one of these days, and it was a mistaken statement, at least one...

£750.00
Latimer Clark

[ Printed Book; Telescope ] Manual of the Transit Instrument as used for obtaining Correct Time.

[40][16]pp., 12mo, "Manual of Transit Instruments" then "Descriptive Price Lists and Testimonials", illustrated printed grey paper wraps, discreetly repaired, spotted and aged, basically good condition. Ownership label of "Mr. James Macnab | Milton of Camsie | Glasgow" who might be responsible...

£200.00
[ Kidd's New Guide to Boulogne ]

[ Guide Book of sorts; booklet ] Boulogne in All Its Glory. A new pocket guide for the use of strangers and visitors [title continued below]

"[...] showing how to enjoy Boulogne in its various amusements, recreations & pleasures." Pp.36 AND 8pp. list of Kidd's other publications, illustrated, modern rebinding of this fragile work in grey/blue boards, some pages chipped and aged with no loss of text. Two other copies (one a "...

£200.00
Professor Arthur Gamgee, M.D., F.R.S.

[ Pamphlet ] Muscle and Nerve. A Lecture. Science Lectures for the People, No.7.-Fifth Series.-1873-4

Paginated, [111]-122, printed wraps, back cover listing John Heywood's "Educational Works". Tiny holes at spine indicate formerly bound in volume, aging but good condition. COPAC lists a copy at the BL, and within the series held by Manchester. No copy listed on WorldCat.

£80.00
Jan Schalkwijk, calligrapher and handwriting educationalist, 1920-92

[ Pamphlets; calligraphy; handwriting ] De Ganzeveer [ 'Ganzenveer' = goose feather ]. With Autograph Note Signed "Jan Schalkwijk".

Two issues of "De Ganzeveer", 1973, 12 and 14pp, green card wraps, very good condition, with Autograph Note Signed "Jan Schalkwijk", paper 14 x 11cm, "Dear mr. Fairbank, may I wish you a good Christmas & a good 1970! ! I hopew, de Ganzeveer" enjoys you. | Yours sinc. | Jan Schalkwijk."...

£150.00
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