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Three Autograph Letters Signed (two 'W Fowler' and one 'Wm Fowler') from William Fowler, Liberal MP for Cambridge, to Colonel Spencer Childers, regarding his father the Liberal Chancellor Hugh Childers, Gladstone, Irish Home Rule, and other matters.

Author: 
William Fowler (1828-1905), Liberal Member of Parliament for Cambridge, 1868-74 and 1880-85 [Colonel Edmund Spencer Eardley Childers (1854-1919), son of Hugh Culling Eardley Childers (1827-96)]
William Fowler (1828-1905), Liberal Member of Parliament for Cambridge
Publication details: 
1, 4 and 8 July 1901; all on letterheads of Broadwater Cross, Tunbridge Wells.
£150.00
William Fowler (1828-1905), Liberal Member of Parliament for Cambridge

All three items good, on lightly-aged paper. All bifoliums. Letter One (1 July 1901): 12mo, 4 pp. 42 lines. He is pleased to have received Childers' life of his father (published that year). 'I knew your Father well, [...] I was in the House in the Parliaments of 68 & 80 when he had his most serious work'. Praises his 'amazing pluck in going out as he did to Australia [Childers was first Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne] & in his conduct there in the early days & during the gold discoveries time, the story of which in his letters is very curious'.

[Printed pamphlet.] Articles of Visitation and Inquiry, Concerning Matters Ecclesiastical, given to [...] every Parish within the Diocese of Lincoln, at the Triennial Visitation of the Right Rev. Father in God, George, Lord Bishop of that Diocese.

Author: 
[Sir George Pretyman Tomline (1750-1827), 5th Baronet, successively Bishop of Lincoln and Bishop of Winchester]
Articles of Visitation and Inquiry,
Publication details: 
[1794.] Printer not stated.
£100.00
Articles of Visitation and Inquiry,

The full title reads: 'Articles of Visitation and Inquiry, Concerning Matters Ecclesiastical, given to the Ministers, Church-Wardens, and Sidesmen, of every Parish within the Diocese of Lincoln, at the Triennial Visitation of the Right Rev. Father in God, George, Lord Bishop of that Diocese, in the Year of Our Lord, M,DCC,XCIV.' 8vo, 8 pp. On two bifoliums, unstitched and unbound. Aged and lightly stained, with wear causing loss to a few words of text on the last leaf. After sections on 'The Church-Wardens OATHS.

Autograph Letters Signed Kilmorey (x2) [2nd Earl of Kilmorey] and K to Williams [C.R. Williams}.. With ALS from his successor to same, and two related items.

Author: 
Francis Needham, 2nd Earl of Kilmorey (1787-1880)
Francis Needham, 2nd Earl of Kilmorey (1787-1880)
Publication details: 
1874-1880 (one undated).
£265.00
Francis Needham, 2nd Earl of Kilmorey (1787-1880)

Total 12pp., 8vo, remnants of laying down obscuring some letters, mainly clear and legible. Subjects: [1874] Gratitude to correspondent and a woman; two bad falls; Lady Newry setting fire to herself; compliments on his sketches; their fruit continues to abound; notes on happinesss then a cause for gloom; [Undated] Lady K. ruminating on present for Williams' birthday - he decides himself, the original of [his] sketch; illness in the family; about to distribute the annual gift to our poor (1200 pounds of beef); [1878] Discusses Williams' philosophical remarks and account of P.H.

Signed Letter ('C. Bradlaugh'), in a secretary's hand, by the freethinker and Liberal Member of Parliament Charles Bradlaugh, to Frank Harris, editor of the Fortnightly Review.

Author: 
Charles Bradlaugh (1833-1891), Liberal Member of Parliament for Northampton, freethinker and founder of the National Secular Society [Frank Harris (1856-1931), editor of the Fortnightly Review]
Charles Bradlaugh (1833-1891), Liberal Member of Parliament
Publication details: 
8 January 1891; on letterhead of 20 Circus Road, St John's Wood, London.
£85.00
Charles Bradlaugh (1833-1891), Liberal Member of Parliament

12mo, 1 p. Fifteen lines. Text clear and complete. Very good on lightly-aged paper. The valediction ('Yours sincerely | C. Bradlaugh') in Bradlaugh's hand, the rest in a secretary's. Addressed to 'F. Harris Esq'. Docketed by Harris: '18 or 20th of Feb. or March. Length unlimited: but more valuable short.' Bradlaugh is working on the article, but 'must not send it' before the report is presented to parliament, which Lord Derby assures him 'will be within fourteen days of the Reopening of the House'. He asks about length and deadline.

Autograph Letter Signed on Georgian India by J. Rocke [John Rocke of Clungunford House, Shropshire?] to Thomas Lewis ['at Mr. M. Lewis's, Foley Arms Hotel, Farrington, near Ledbury, Herefordshire' forwarded to 'at Thos Elsted Esqre. Dover Kent'].

Author: 
J. Rocke [John Rocke (1783-1849) of Clungunford House, Shropshire?] [Thomas Lewis; Calcutta, India]
Autograph Letter Signed on Georgian India by J. Rocke
Publication details: 
23 January 1812; Calcutta, India.
£150.00
Autograph Letter Signed on Georgian India by J. Rocke

4to, 3 pp. 106 lines. On aged paper, and with slight loss to a handful of words of text resulting from wear and closed tears to most of the letter's folds. Competently and unobtrusively repaired with archival tape. On the reverse of the second leaf Rocke's original address ('at Mr. M. Lewis's [...]') is scored through, and replaced in another hand by 'at Thos Elsted Esqre [...]'.

Twelve original Victorian views of Edinburgh, steel-engravings for T. and W. McDowall by T. G. Flowers, G. Grierson, and John Johnstone. With one engraving of Loch Ness, engraved by John Gellatly from J. Ferguson for J. Menzies.

Author: 
[T. G. Flowers; John Gellatly (1803-1856); G. Grierson, John Johnstone, engravers; T. and W. McDowall and John Menzies, publishers; Victorian views of Edinburgh; Scotland; Scottish engraving]
Twelve original Victorian views of Edinburgh
Publication details: 
Edinburgh: T. and W. McDowall, 14 North Bridge; and J. Menzies, 61 Princes Street. [1840s?]
£280.00
Twelve original Victorian views of Edinburgh

The twelve McDowall engravings each on separate cards of shiny art paper, each 90 x 130 cm, and all but the card with the image of the Scott Memorial (see below) in landscape. The Menzies engraving of Loch Ness, in similar style to the others on shiny art paper, but slightly larger, at 90 x 140 cm and landscape. Delicate items, in fair condition, with browning to edges, but images clear and complete. The engravings on the McDowall cards are as follows. By T. G. Flowers: Heriot's Hospital (founded 1628); and 'Assembly Hall, Heriots Hospital and Castle'. By G.

In the House of Lords. David and Alexander Allan, Merchants in Glasgow, Appellants. The Provost and Bailies of Rutherglen, and other Persons, Proprietors and Inhabitants of the Burgh of Rutherglen, Respondents. The Respondents' Case.

Author: 
William Alexander and Robert Montgomery [David and Alexander Allan, Merchants in Glasgow, versus The Provost and Bailies of Rutherglen, in the House of Lords, 1801.]
William Alexander and Robert Montgomery
Publication details: 
Spottiswoode, Austin Friars, London; 1801. [To be heard at the Bar of the House of Lords.]
£85.00
William Alexander and Robert Montgomery

Folio, 4 pp. Bifolium. On laid paper watermarked with the date 1800. Worn and aged, with small closed tear to second leaf, but with text clear and complete. Ownership inscription on first page of 'Thos. Adam Esqr | Alnwick Northumberland'. The respondents' case, signed in type by William Alexander and Robert Montgomery, is laid out in detail in small print over three pages.

Two Typed Letters Signed ('Ernest Hatch') from Sir Ernest Hatch to Sir Henry Trueman Wood, Secretary, Royal Society of Arts.

Author: 
Ernest Hatch [Sir Ernest Frederic George Hatch] (1859-1927), British Conservative politician
Two Typed Letters Signed ('Ernest Hatch') from Sir Ernest Hatch
Publication details: 
Both 1915, and both on letterhead of the Government Commissioner for Belgian Refugees, London.
£38.00
Two Typed Letters Signed ('Ernest Hatch') from Sir Ernest Hatch

Both good, on aged paper. Both docketed and with the Society's stamp. ONE: 14 October 1915. Folio, 1 p. Regarding a 'special examination in English, for Belgian refugees'. TWO: 21 October 1915. 4to, 1 p. Headed 'Examination for Belgians in the English Language'.

[Printed] Draft Scheme of Compensation in Case of Injury to Workmen in Government Establishments. (Government Scheme Under Sec. 3.)

Author: 
[Workman's Compensation Act, 1906]
Draft Scheme of Compensation in Case of Injury to Workmen
Publication details: 
[London], 1906
£32.00
Draft Scheme of Compensation in Case of Injury to Workmen

Four pages, folio, chips and tears, loss of a few letters, poor condition. Not listed on COPAC.

Engraving by John Tenniel, from 'Punch' for 1867, titled 'Check to King Mob'. With caption referring to 'the London mob of would-be conspirators and sympathisers with revolutionary plots' and the attempt by the Fenians to blow up Clerkenwell Prison.

Author: 
Sir John Tenniel (1820-1914), illustrators [Punch, or the London Charivari; Fenians; revolutionary plots]
Check to King Mob
Publication details: 
From "Punch, or the London Charivari", November 30, 1867.
£75.00
Check to King Mob

On paper roughly 33 x 25.5 cm. The illustration itself is clear and complete on lightly-aged paper. Creasing around extremities and to left of caption. Tenniel's monogram, with number 61, in bottom left-hand corner. Britannia grips King Mob by the throat, while a paper crown (with 'MOB LAW' written on it) falls from his head.

Original engraving by John Tenniel, for 'Punch, or the London Charivari', October 1867, titled 'The Order of the Day; or, Unions and Fenians.'

Author: 
Sir John Tenniel (1820-1914), illustrators [Punch, or the London Charivari; Fenians; Trade Unions; revolutionary plots]
The Order of the Day; or, Unions and Fenians
Publication details: 
From 'Punch, or the London Charivari', 12 October 1867.
£95.00
The Order of the Day; or, Unions and Fenians

On paper 52 x 33 cm. Tenniel's monogram, with number 58, in bottom left-hand corner. An giant female figure, with black mask, blazing torch and sash on which is written 'MURDER', directs an assemblage of Fenians and Sheffield trade unionists. The caption reads 'Fenian conspiracies and outrages in Ireland and Manchester - co-incident with the revelations of murderous Trade-unionism at Sheffield and elsewhere - agitated the public mind, and seemed like an evocation of the Spirit of Slaughter to trample on the Law.

[Printed handbill.] The Humble Address of the House of Commons to the Queen. [Numb. 3.] [Regarding the victory of the Duke of Marlborough at Ramillies.]

Author: 
John Smith, Speaker, House of Commons [Queen Anne; Jacob Tonson; Timothy Goodwin; the Duke of Marlborough; the Battle of Ramillies, 1706]
The Humble Address of the House of Commons to the Queen. [Numb. 3.]
Publication details: 
London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, within Grays-Inn Gate next Grays-Inn Lane; and Timothy Goodwin, at the Queen's-Head against St. Dunstan's Church in Fleetstreet. 1706.
£56.00
The Humble Address of the House of Commons to the Queen. [Numb. 3.]

8vo, 1 p. Text clear and complete. Blank reverse. Fair, on aged paper. Paginated 9, with 'Numb. 3.' in the top right-hand corner. Returning thanks for the 'speech from the throne', and for Marlborough's victory at Ramillies, 'A Victory so Glorious and Great in its Consequences, and attended with such Continued Successses, through the whole Course of this Year, that no Age can Equal.' Tonson's and Goodwin's appointment, by Smith, is signed in type.

[Printed handbill.] The Humble Address of the House of Commons to the Queen. [Numb. 96.] [Regarding 'the French King's persisting to Invade'.]

Author: 
John Smith, Speaker, House of Commons [Queen Anne; Jacob Tonson; Timothy Goodwin]
The Humble Address of the House of Commons to the Queen.
Publication details: 
London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, within Grays-Gate next Grays-Inn Lane; and Timothy Goodwin, at the Queen's-Head against St. Dunstan's Church in Fleetstreet. 1707.
£56.00
The Humble Address of the House of Commons to the Queen.

8vo, 1 p. Text clear and complete. Blank reverse. Fair, on aged paper. Paginated 205, with 'Numb. 96' in the top right-hand corner. In small type. Returning thanks for the speech from the throne, giving 'the Account of the French King's persisting to Invade Your Dominions, and to Impose a Pretender upon these Realms'. Calling for, among other things, 'the severest Punishments' to be 'inflicted upon such as shall Assist in so Unnatural a Design, as that of Betraying Your Majesty and their Country'. Tonson's and Goodwin's appointment, by Smith, is signed in type.

[Printed handbill.] New Version of the House that Jack Built. [Parallel texts, with the 'old version' in one column, and the 'new version', in circumfluous language, in another.]

Author: 
[Victorian parody of 'The House that Jack Built']
Victorian parody of 'The House that Jack Built']
Publication details: 
[Without date or place.] [Late Victorian?]
£125.00
Victorian parody of 'The House that Jack Built']

8vo, 1 p. Text clear and complete. Fair, on thin aged paper, laid down on a sheet of backing. In small type, with the 'old version' of the nursery rhyme, in the left hand column, transformed into a 'new version' of 78 lines of prose in the right-hand column. The first line - 'This is the house that Jack built' - is changed into 'This is the domiciliary edifice erected by John.' The 'priest all shaven and shorn' becomes 'the ecclesiastical gentleman, the summit of whose pericranium was denuded of its natural covering'. Scarce: no copy in the British Library or on COPAC.

Printed handbill, headed 'We invite the electors of Oxford University to vote for Professor GILBERT MURRAY who would, we believe, make an ideal Burgess for the University.' [With Autograph Signature and initials of economist William Henry Beveridge.]

Author: 
[Professor Gilbert Murray (1866-1957), classicist; William Henry Beveridge (1879-1963), Baron Beveridge, Scottish economist]
William Henry Beveridge (1879-1963
Publication details: 
[1920s.]
£38.00
William Henry Beveridge (1879-1963

Folio, 2 pp. Text, printed in a small hand, clear and complete, on first leaf of a bifolium, the second being blank. Good, on aged paper. Tipped in, by means of strip along inner margin on reverse of second leaf, to grey card backing, carrying biographical details regarding Beveridge. Signature 'W H Beveridge' following last line of printed text on reverse of first leaf, with initials 'Most cordially | W H B.' in top left-hand corner of first page.

[Printed 1921 prospectus.] The Cunard Steam Ship Company, Limited. Offer for Sale of £4,000,000 Seven per cent. Mortgage Debenture Stock at the price of £90 per cent. [With separate application form.]

Author: 
[Sir Alfred Booth, Chairman, The Cunard Steam Ship Company, Limited]
 The Cunard Steam Ship Company, Limited.
Publication details: 
The Central Stationery & Printing Co., Ltd., 19, North John Street, Liverpool. [The Cunard Steam Ship Company, Limited. 1921.]
£85.00
 The Cunard Steam Ship Company, Limited.

Folio, 3 pp; 8vo, 1 p. Bifolium. With the title lengthwise on reverse of second leaf, which also carries a table of 'The Fleets of the Cunard Company and of its Allied Lines' (both of vessels 'in commission' and 'building'). In small type. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper. Detailed prospectus quoting letter from 'the Chairman of the Cunard Company, Sir Alfred Booth, Bart'. Accompanying printed application form (8vo, 1 p). Both prospectus and application with the stamp of the Edinburgh stockbroker A. W. Banks.

Original hand-coloured engraved portrait of 'Dr. Benjamin Franklin' by James Hopwood Senior, 'from an original Picture in the possession of the late General Washington'.

Author: 
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America [James Hopwood Senior (1745 or 1754 to 1819), engraver]
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790
Publication details: 
'Pub[lished]: Nov. 1 1801, by M. Jones, Paternoster Row' London.
£85.00
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790

Oval head-and-shoulders portrait of a bare-headed Franklin, roughly 8 x 6 cm. Well coloured. Good clear impression, on aged paper with some spotting. On paper 16.5 x 10.5 cm, laid down on leaf from autograph album.

[Corrected Galley Proofs] Twenty Years After - The Minor Pleasures of War

Author: 
Ernest Dunlop Swinton, soldier, inventor and historian of the First World War, etc.
Ernest Dunlop Swinton, soldier, inventor and historian
Publication details: 
Stamped '19 Aug 1937 First 14' ["Twenty Years After2 published in 2 vols, 1936-1938].
£135.00
Ernest Dunlop Swinton, soldier, inventor and historian

Corrected Galleys, five pages. c.67 x 16cm, some marking, mainly good condition, corrected relatively lightly in MS. possibly by two hands, presumably including the author, and in ink and pencil, some corrections qualitative. Corrections include omissions of words (the word "very" is excised on at least three occasions), additions of letters, change to lower case, added punctuation, etc.

Two manuscript receipts from 1707, in French, for sums of money for the payment to Louis de La Rochefoucauld, Marquis de Roye, Lieutenant-General of the Galleys, of money for rations for the 'Tartane armée', authorised and countersigned.

Author: 
Louis de La Rochefoucauld, Marquis de Roye, lieutenant-general of the galleys [le Marquis de Roye Lieutenant General des galeres]
Louis de La Rochefoucauld, Marquis de Roye, lieutenant-general of the galleys
Publication details: 
France, 1707.
£180.00
Louis de La Rochefoucauld, Marquis de Roye, lieutenant-general of the galleys

Folio, 4 pp. Both on the same bifolium. All texts clear. On aged and worn paper, with chipping and fraying to extremities. Presumably part of a series of ongoing receipts, as the the first begins in the middle of the preamble '<...> commandement de Monsieur le Marquis de Roye Lieutenant general, | De la somme de deux cent cinquante neuf livres onze sols huit deniers [...]'. The receipts are neatly written out, with two long authorisations in the margins, each bearing the same illegible signature.

[Pamphlet; Constitution de l'an X; Napoleon] Sénatus-Consulte, Organique de la Constitution. Extrait des Registres des Délibérations du Conseil d'Etat."

Author: 
[Napoleon; Road to Dictatorship; Constitution de l'an X]
Constitution de l'an X; Napoleon
Publication details: 
Séance du 16 Thermidor an X
£450.00
Constitution de l'an X; Napoleon

15pp., 8vo, disbound, foxing, edges frayed, small stain on last page, front grubby, text complete and clear. WorldCat only mentions the Bibliothèque Nationale copy. This is the "famous" 'Constitution de l'an X' by which Napoleon obtained virtually dictatorial powers.

Autograph Letter Signed Alexander Baillie Cochrane to Leicester Stanhope, soldier, on Greek affairs; with added note from Stanhope to Dewing..

Author: 
Alexander Baillie-Cochrane [Ist Baron Lamington]. Conservative M.P., and Graecophile/Philhellene
Alexander Baillie Cochrane to Leicester Stanhope, soldier, on Greek affairs
Publication details: 
France, 20 Dec. 1846 [24 Jan. 1847].
£180.00
Alexander Baillie Cochrane to Leicester Stanhope, soldier, on Greek affairs

Four pages, cr. 8vo, handwriting faded but readable, folded, foxing/staining, some damage, some crudely repaired, marginally affecting text (two words lost). Baillie Cochrane discusses a visit to Greece and the political situation in Greece from the point of view of a Philhellene. Letter addressed to The Honble. Mr. Leicester Stanhope, Ashburnham House, Kensington, Chelsea, London. Added at top of letter: France 24 Jany. 1847 | My dear Dewing, | Pray read this letter from Mr. B. C. I deeply regret that I shall not be in England to exert my self in doing honor to Gl.

Death of the Broad Gauge [Letters to his father about the transition from broad to standard gauge]

Author: 
Richard Bentley [grandson of Richard Bentley, publisher]
Richard Bentley, Death of the Broad Gauge
Publication details: 
[1892]
£250.00
Richard Bentley, Death of the Broad Gauge

18pp., 8vo, marbled boards, cloth spine, label on front, some pages damaged at spine (hinge strain), ow good. This copy if from the archives of Richard Bentley & Son, publishers, and this copy was personalized by rebinding to become Richard Bentley the Younger's own copy. A typed note has been tipped on to the front endpaper, saying, Letters from young Richard Bentley to his father George Bentley on the transition of the G.W. Railway from Broad Gauge to standard gauge in 1892. George Bentley to encourage his son's early literary effort printed 40 copies of this booklet.

[Book] Der Fallschirm: seine geschichtliche Entwicklung und sein technisches Problem

Author: 
Gustav von Falkenberg
Publication details: 
Berlin, 1912 [Bibliothek fur Luftschiffahrt und Flugtechnik, band 8].
£150.00

[192]pp, 8vo, including three pages of advertisements, corners bumped, hinge strain front endpaper, mainly good condition. Ex lib Royal Aeronautical Society (bookplate inside cover) with library shelf marks on half-title and elsewhere. Inscribed by the Author as follows, With the best thanks and compliments | of the author | Gustav von Falkenberg || (see p.5, 6, and 92). These page references indicate that the deicatee is T. O'Brian Hubbartd who features on these pages.

Instructions, orders, regulations, and bye-laws, given, made and passed by the General Commissioners of Police for the City of Edinburgh, July 1822.

Author: 
[Edinburgh (Scotland). Commissioners of Police].
Publication details: 
[Edin., 1822]
£120.00

37pp., 8vo, disbound (sewn), trimmed (with loss to manuscript annotations), damage and staining final free ep, foxing, otherwise fair. Second half entitles Miscellaneous Rules, Regulations, & Bye-Laws for the Police of the City of Edinburgh, and adjoining districts. The manusscript annotations in ink and pencil adds further instruction or information, for example, p.9 about a book shall be kept at the Police Office ..., adds examine state of this AND p.30 on the numbering of houses and premises, adds Committee [sho]uld be charged [wi]th this duty.

[Book] State of France during the years1802, 1803, 1804, 1805, and 1806

Author: 
W.T. Williams
Publication details: 
Richard Phillips, London, 1807
£200.00

Title continued: "Comprising A Description of the Customs and Manners of that Country; together with Observations on its Government, Finances, Population, Agriculture, Religion, Public Schools, Conduct towards English prisoners, and Internal Commerce. To which are added, Anecdotes tending to delineate the Character of The Chief of the French Government" [presumably Napoleon]. 2 vols, pp.xii.216; viii.204, catchword on ii.204 "Useful" anticipating a 36pp. catalogue of Richard Phillips' publications missing from this copy, mauve cloth, discreetly rebacked, bumped, spine gt.title and vol.

Post Office Telegram from Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine ('WINSTON AND CLEMMIE'), congratulating Conservative M.P. Oliver Locker-Lampson [on the birth of his son].

Author: 
Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British Prime Minister [Oliver Locker-Lampson (1880-1954), naval officer and Conservative Member of Parliament]
Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
Publication details: 
Postmarked 13 November 1936.1.45 pm. Westerham.
£165.00
Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

The telegram, which is tipped-in onto a leaf from an autograph album, is landscape 8vo, 1 p, with the strips from the ticker-tape laid down on it. Fair, on aged and worn paper, with various official pencillings. Reads 'LOCKER LAMPSON 72 STEPHENS CHAMBERS SW 1 = | CONGRATULATIONS = WINSTON AND CLEMMIE +++'. The cause for celebration, the birth of Locker-Lampson's son, is revealed in other documents in the papers.

[Printed] Southern Independence: An Address delivered at a Public Meeeting, in the City Hall, Glasgow.

Author: 
James Spence
Southern Independence:
Publication details: 
Richard Bentley, London, Murray and Son, Glasgow, 1863.
£280.00
Southern Independence:

Pamphlet, pp.39, printed paper wraps, good condition. Note: "prominent Liverpool businessman James Spence, one of the Confederacy's most active sympathisers".

Three printed reports of meetings held at the Council House, Chichester, of the West Sussex branch of the British 'War Agricultural Committee' (two from 1915 and one from 1916) and one report from the 'War Agricultural Executive Committee'.

Author: 
[Herbert Padwick, Chairman, War Agricultural Committee, West Sussex Branch; First World War; British farming; women and agriculture]
Publication details: 
The three 'War Agricultural Committee' reports: 16 November and 22 December 1915, and 9 February 1916. 'War Agricultural Executive Committee' report: 29 January 1917. All meetings held at the Council House, Chichester [West Sussex Committee].
£350.00

All four items clear and complete, on lightly-aged and creased paper. Item One: Report of WAC meeting of 16 November 1915. Folio, 6 pp. Includes 'Reports from District Sub-Committees' and section on 'Enlistment as to Skilled Agricultural Labourers'. Also section on 'Women's County Committee'. Item Two: Report of WAC meeting of 22 December 1915. Folio, 4 pp. Sections on 'Instruction in milking to women' and 'Employment of women on farm work'. Signed in type as Chairman by Padwick. Item Three: Report of WAC meeting of 9 February 1916. Folio, 4 pp. Signed in type as Chairman by Padwick.

[MS.] A State of the Matter with relation to the Amending of Money Bills sent from the Com[m]ons to the Lords.

Author: 
[Money Bills in the Houses of Parliament; the Lords exclusion from financial decisions]
[Sir Walter Raleigh; William Raven, Sea Captain]
Publication details: 
[Early 1700s].
£750.00
[Sir Walter Raleigh; William Raven, Sea Captain]

65pp., folio, marbled wrap front only, ragged. It considers the issue of money bills and the two Houses between 1661 and 1703. Pencilled note, front free endpaper verso, "Unique M.S. from Earl of Harrowby's Collection".  The writer discusses various bills and their progress though amendment and proviso, precedent, dissent, and committee, commencing with the context: "There do not appear in their Lordships Journals any thing Remarkable touching that matter till after the Restoration, when the Lords from that Time to the year 1695 frequently amended Money Bills of all kinds , , , ".

Manuscript two-part petition, with signatures of numerous residents, addressed to Member of Parliament Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, in favour of the building of 'a Railway from the Town of Oswestry through Llansilin and Llanrhaiadr to Llangynog'.

Author: 
[Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, 6th Baronet (1820-1885), Conservative M.P. for Denbighshire from 1841 to 1885; Cambrian Railways; Oswestry and Newtown Railway; Oswestry, Ellesmere and Whitchurch Railway]
Manuscript petition, with signatures of numerous residents (Welsh Railway)
Publication details: 
Undated (1850s?).
£300.00
Manuscript petition, with signatures of numerous residents (Welsh Railway)

In two parts, each with the first page carrying the identically-worded petition. Part One: folio, 10 pp. Part Two: folio, 8 pp. Both texts clear and complete. On heavily aged and worn paper, with part of the blank last leaf of the second part torn away.

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