No place or date given [Newcastle on Tyne, c.1860?]
8pp., 8vo, unbound as issued, unopened, corner turned a little, edges a little grubby, mainly good condition, portrait of Ronge on front, text distilled from"some papers by G.S. Phillips, in the 'Truth-Seeker'." [with addition] The following paragraph may be added, from a correspondent to the 'Gateshead Observer', last week (Jan. 17). At the foot of the last page there is an advertisment for two lectures in the Temperance Hall, North Shields, giving title, dates of lectures and time. COPAC lists the electronic resource only. WorldCat lists copies at Newcastle, Glasgow and Princeton.
Published & Sold by Hughes & Son, Wrexham, .
Four pages, 4to, bifolium, stains and small closed tears on fold marks, mainly good condition, comprising: Facsimile of Heber's words for the Hymn commencing "From Greenland's Icy Mountains" and concluding ([p.2]) "Redeemer, King, Creator, in bliss returns to reign" (Note at foot of p. "The obliterations in the second and Fourth Verses are caused by the Printer's file"; p. For the story of the writing of the hymn (see http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/f/r/fromgrim.htm); p. Typed Letter Signed "Ellis Lever", "coal contractor", Brooklawn, Southport, April 8th, 1899, explaining to the ad
[Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892), 'The Prince of Preachers'; British Particular Baptists; Metropolitan Tabernacle, Elephant and Castle]
[Published prior to Spurgeon's death in 1892.] W. F. Mack, Printer, Park Street and Park Row, Bristol.
16mo, 4 pp. Bifolium. Text clear and complete. Good, on aged and lightly-spotted paper. Begins 'MR. SPURGEON, whose name and sermons are well known wherever the English language is spoken, was born at Kelvedon, in Essex, on June 19th, 1834.' Recounts how Spurgeon was, 'From about eleven years of age, [...] in deep distress of soul'. Scarce: no copy on COPAC or in the British Library.
[King George III; Catherine II, Empress of Russia; peace treaty of 1795]
jLondon: Printed by Edward Johnston, in Warwick-Lane. 1795.
4to, 16 pp. Stabbed as issued. Text clear and complete. Good, on aged paper. With remains of green thread and original green plain wraps. In double column, with the English and French texts of the treaty in parallel. Scarce: the only copies on COPAC at Oxford and the British Library.
[2 Juillet 1783] Namur, chez G.J. Lafontaine, Imprimeur patenté de Sa Majesté l'Empereur & Roi, 1783.
Disbound, four pages, folio, aged but good, paginated -4, but also numbered in MS. 95-98. The Trinitarian Order was created in France in the C12th to raise funds to ransom crusader and other Christians held by barbarians. This edict from Emperor Joseph II of Austria orders the suppression of this order and the confiscation of its property since the Order's original purpose was no longer valid.
Striking vellum document, 60 x 75 cm. Docketed on reverse. 32 lines of text, ruled with red lines, with ornate engraved decorative border along three sides, headed in large letters 'Victoria by the Grace of God', and depicting the young Queen, the royal crest, a crown held by a cherub, blind justice, and other images. Tax stamp in margin and frayed ribbon at foot. On 9 September [V Geo.
Rev. Louis Henry Mordacque (1824-1870), Somerset scholar at Brasenose College Oxford and Hulmian Exhibitioner [John Russell Smith (1810-1894), bookseller and bibliographer]
13 July 1864 and 10 May 1865; both from Haslington Parsonage.
Both 12mo, 1 p; and both bifoliums. Both aged and creased. Letter One (recipient not named): Asking to be sent any works 'that would give information on the subject of Chaplaincies abroad in connection with the Government or otherwise', as well as 'a copy of the publisher's circular regularly'. Letter Two (to Smith): Asking if there 'have been any sales of Salverte since the Athenaeum Advertisement', and what Smith would give 'for the whole lot on hand (say per 100 copies) if willing to take them off my hands'.
Randall Davidson [Randall Thomas Davidson] (1848-1930), Archbishop of Canterbury, 1903-1928, then 1st Baron Davidson of Lambeth [William George Arthur Ormsby-Gore (1885-1964), 4th Baron Harlech]
9 January and 28 April 1913, and 9 May 1914. The first on letterhead of the Old Palace, Canterbury, the other two on letterheads of Lambeth Palace, S.E.
All three items in good condition, with texts clear and complete, on lightly-aged paper. Letter One: 9 January 1913. Typed. 8vo, 3 pp. Bifolium. Twenty-eight lines. Sending florid congratulations on Ormsby-Gore's forthcoming marriage, and describing him as 'one who is bearing burdens bravely & buoyantly in the public service, & striving honestly to do his duty to God & man'. His bride-to-be, Beatrice Edith Mildred Gascoyne-Cecil, is described as 'a maiden like-minded'. Letter Two: 28 April 1913. Typed. 4to, 1 p. Fifteen lines typed and a short autograph postscript.
Extended title For Promoting the Education and Religious Instruction of the Native Irish through the medium of their own Language. Four pages (-4), 8vo, formerly bound in a book, chipped at fold, mainly good. List of Patron, President and Vice-Presidents and discussion entitled Great Reformation Movement in Ireland, giving details of the state and progress of Protestantism.
Landscape 12mo, 1 p. Text clear and complete. Good, on aged paper, with light traces of mount adhering to the blank reverse. Asking for a copy of his 'Sermons for Families & Villages' ['Sermons chiefly designed for family reading and village worship', 1842] to be given to an individual, and 'put to my Account'.
Joseph Parker (1830-1902), English nonconformist divine, preacher, theologian and miscellaneous writer
Old Trafford, 24 October 1866.
One page, thirteen lines, 8vo, small closed tears, text clear and complete. "As I cannot continue my lectures on [? see scan], for some time to come I return a proportion of the balance of money collected in various towns. I have not taken one penny for my labours, but I propose to retain about one third of the balance [underlined] as there were innumerable etceteras about a work like mine. If any of the subscribers object to this, please let me know. - I enclose a cheque for £5." Best has listed 6 recipients of shares of this £5 on the verso of a conjoint leaf ,and with a small sum.
Frederic William Farrar [Dean Farrar] (1831-1903), Dean of Canterbury, English theological writer
26 April [no year]. Harrow.
12mo, 3 pp. Bifolium. 24 lines. Text clear and complete. Good, on aged paper. He thanks him for the present: 'I have been examining the "belts" with the greatest interest, & have already shewn some of them to our Scientific Society'. He will 'take an early opportunity' of reading the papers sent by 'so great an authority as yourself'. He adds the thanks of 'the Harrow boys interested in these enquiries' to his own.
1817. York: Printed for W. Alexander: sold also by N. M. and E. Webb, Bristol: Darton, Harvey, and Co; William Phillips; and W. Darton, Jun. London. [Printed by Thomas Wilson and Sons, High-Ousegate, York.]
12mo, 144 pp. In original grey printed wraps. On stained, aged paper, the staining causing loss to the manuscript portions of the book. The first 36 and last 30 pp contain printed matter including poems, essays and obituaries of Quakers. The central 78 pp contain the diary, memorandums and cash book, which carry numerous entries in a neat, tight hand. The diary is written by a woman, and details day-to-day activities.. The author travels from Darlington to Islington.
W. H. .Buckler; Sir David Ross (1877-1971), philosopher and Provost of Oriel College, Oxford [Edward Buckler, 17th century poet]
Buckler's monograph: The Bibliographical Society, London, 1936. Somerset & Dorset Notes & Queries: Sherborne, 1937. Ross's letter: 15 February 1937, on letterhead of the Provost of Oriel College, Oxford.
All items good, on lightly-aged paper. Ross's letter: 12mo, 1 p. Thanking Buckler for the piece of 'Orielania', and giving some information regarding the poet's connection with the college. The other items bound in grey boards with 'Edward Buckler 1936' on the spine. W. H. Buckler's monogram, with its original grey printed wraps, i + 5 pp (paginated 349-353). The title and relevant pages of the article '120. EDWARD BUCKLER' in 'Notes & Queries for Somerset and Dorset, June 1937, i + 4 pp (paginated 121-124).
Printed by Harriet Curphey, "Sun" Office, Douglas [Isle of Man], no date
Pp.-12, sewn as issued, loose enclosure folder containing (loose) photographi of the image of Christ)( see COPAC for 24pp. pamphlet published by the Manx Society in 1872 - relationship with this unknown), some foxing and sunning of exterior, other marking, fair. With occasional annotation/correction in unknown hand.
Primitive Methodist Church [Manea, Cambridgeshire]
1906. Harvey & Son, Printers, Watton, Norfolk.
Crisply printed, within a decorative border, and in a number of fonts and point sizes, on one side of a piece of India paper, 33.5 x 42.5 cm. Text clear and complete. In fair condition, creased and lightly-aged. Calendar surrounded by text in small type in a number of columns. To left of calendar is column of eighty-eight 'PREACHERS' NAMES, &c.', including 'exhorter', 'prayer leaders' and 'helpers'. There is also a circuit calendar, an advertisement for the 'Primitive Methodist World', a financial circuit report, and a list of circuit officers and organisations.
Jonathan Boucher (1738-1804), friend of George Washington, loyalist in the American War of Independence, clergyman and author [T. Norton (c.1728-1806) of Baston, Chief Constable, Ness, Lincs]
29 March 1802; Epsom.
4to, 3 pp. In a bifolium. 52 lines of neatly-written text. Clear and complete. Very good on lightly-aged and creased paper. Part of the second leaf has been cut away on the breaking open of the letter, and is now under the seal, with no loss of text. The seal is cracked, with a light imprint of Boucher's monogram beneath a jester's head. The letter concerns the enclosure of the Langtoft Estate and 'Mr. Bankes', who 'never had any Legal Right to interfere in the Business'.
James F. Mallinckrodt ['Unity'] [Ira David Sankey, Methodist evangelical gospel singer and composer; Dwight Lyman Moody]
January 1, 1876. St Louis, Missouri: No. 2816 North 12th Street.
12mo, iv + 8 pp. Stitched. In original blue printed wraps. Text clear and complete. Fair, on lightly-aged paper, with minor foxing. In original worn blue wraps, with closed tear to the spinal crease. Title leaf followed by printed limitation leaf: 'No. 4a | This Copy is Inscribed to Prof John Tyndall'. On the inside of the back wrap is a manuscript list headed 'Memo from Mailing account Book', numbered 1 ('Mr Carlyle') to 12 ('Rev H. W. Beecher'). Included are 'R W Emerson', 'H W Longfellow', and at 4, 'Prof Tyndall, Huxley, Proctor, & Mr Spencer' (the last three being 4b, 4c and 4d).
[All Saints Church, Brompton; Godolphin School, Hammersmith; Samuel Cornell, Superintendent Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, Parishes of Kensington, Fulham, Hammersmith, and Paddington]
Receipts for fees from 3 February 1847 to September 1863. Godolphin School Collection, Midsummer 1856 to Christmas 1860
12mo, 31 pp. Ruled cashbook. Bound in vellum, marbled edges and endpapers, remains of clasps. Text clear and complete, internally sound and tight, on lightly-aged paper. In Stained vellum binding. 'Registration Cash Book' in large manuscript on front cover, and 'Godolphin School Collection | Commencing Xmas 1856.' on back. The first twenty-eight pages of the volume are headed 'Cash Receipts for Fees for Registration'.
Rev. Woodville Woodman of Stoneclough, near Manchester (Swedenborgian, Minister of the New Jerusalem Church, Kearsley, Lancashire, 1839-1872) [John Brindley, Methodist; Northampton New Church]
Second Edition, with Postscript. [1861.] Taylor and Son, Steam Printers, Northampton.
8vo, 11 + [i] pp. Disbound. Good, on lightly-aged and worn paper. Signed in type at end (p.11) 'WOODVILLE WOODMAN. | Stoneclough, near Manchester, | March 5th, 1861.' The final page is headed 'PUBLIC NOTICE.', and advertises services and a 'Reading & Tract Society' at Northampton New Church, Corn Exchange Buildings, ending 'The Library comprises the works of Swedenborg, and general New Church Literature. A passionate retort, in defence of Swedenborgianism, to the Brindley's Methodist interpretation of 'Swedenborg's doctrine of marriage', as set out in a lecture. 'The insinuation of Dr.
[The Religious Tract Society; Victorian booktrade]
The general catalogue dated to September 1906, another item from 1899, and the rest undated. [London: Paternoster Row.]
All items unbound. Texts clear and complete. On aged and dusty paper, with some spotting and one item creased at extremities. ITEM ONE: General catalogue (4to, 68 pp). In original yellow printed wraps. ITEM TWO: Catalogue of 'Illustrated Gift Books' (12mo, 12pp). Numerous vignettes. The front page, bearing an engraving of a seagull, headed in red 'Sold by W. EARDLEY, Crewe'. ITEM THREE: 'The "Pen & Pencil" Series.' (12mo, 10pp). Illustrations, including one of the Bishop's Rock Lighthouse. ITEM FOUR: Handbill advertisement (8vo, 4 pp) for 'The Annotated Paragraph Bible'.
John Scott, President; John Farrar, Secretary, Conference to the Methodist Societies in Great Britain, Sheffield, 1852.
London: Published by John Mason, 14, City-Road; sold at 66, Paternoster Row. 1852. [Thoms, Printer, 12, Warwick Square.]
12mo, 12 pp. Unbound. Stitched as issued. Text clear and complete. On aged and worn paper. Ownership signature at head of title: 'Mr. Whittaker'. Ends: 'Signed on behalf and by order of the Conference, | John Scott, President, | John Farrar, Secretary. | Sheffield, August, 17th, 1852.' Scarce: no copy in the British Library, and none on COPAC.
John Fisher (d. 1850), author and member of the Committee of the Unitarian Association
8 July 1843; 4 Highbury Park.
4to, 1 p. In bifolium. Fifteen lines of text. Clear and complete. Good, on lightly-aged paper, with thin strip of archival paper from mount adhering to the second leaf. Addressed and docketed, with postmarks, on the reverse of the second leaf. Begins by discussing a translation, then discusses a 'grant of Books': 'probably a series or two of the Repository may relieve the shelves of the society to some advantage'.
Frederick Gell (1820-1902), Anglican Bishop of Madras, India
14 April 1871; 56 Friar Gate, Derby.
12mo, 2 pp. 24 lines of text. Good, on lightly-aged paper. Laid down on a leaf from an album, in such a way as the first line of the second page can only be read in mirror image by holding the item up to the light. Marvellously indicative of the patronising attitude of the governing British classes to their Indian subjects. On visiting Venables he will 'venture to bring with me my native servant' who 'does not require much in the way of accommodation'. If Venables 'has no corner for him' in his house, asks if he can recommend 'a little room somewhere near'.