Social history

A collection of printed (5 items) and manuscript material (one item) relating to Special Constables in Kensington in 1848, year of revolution.

Author: 
(J.D. Close, Special Constable)
Publication details: 
1848
£200.00

Items as follows: a. (Printed) "Memorandum of Suggestions for Use of Special Constables", 4pp., 8vo, foxing, some wear by complete, also detailing the "Legal Powers & Duties of Constables for suppressing and preventing Riots and Disurbances of the Peace", concluding "Metropolitan Police Office, Whitehall Place, March 8th, 1848"; b. (Printed) "Special Constables, Kensington", one page, 15 x 9.5", fold marks and other signs of wear, but good. Also headed with statement "In consequence of the intended withdrawal of the Police from the Parish of St.

Autograph letter signed to "Joyce"

Author: 
Charles C. Darton
Publication details: 
20/05/14
£50.00

Boys' story writer. 2pp., 8vo. He is pleased that she and her brother enjoyed "The King's Scout" (the "nicest women" enjoy their brother's books), and that she would like his autograph. He is sending her another book with autograph letters from himself and the illustrator, "Mr Masefield". "Mr. Masefield's is not a very good specimen but it is the only one I can find at present."

Autograph letter signed to Sir John Coxe Hippisley

Author: 
Duke of Somerset
Publication details: 
Maiden Bradley, 12 Sept. 1821.
£100.00

Edward Adolphus Seymour, eleventh Duke of Somerset (1775-1855), agriculturist, etc. Three pages, 4to. His correspondent was Sir John Hippisley who, among many avocations, pursued agricultural science which is the main topic of this letter. Somerset is pleased to see the books of General Beatson, former lt gen in the East India Company and Governor of St Helena, but also an experimental agriculturist.

Autograph Note Signed to "Mr Bramley"

Author: 
Walter Greenwood
Publication details: 
17/01/35
£30.00

Novelist, author of "Love on the Dole" (1903-1974). One page, 8vo. He says simply "Your letter was handed to me yesterday./ I hope these few words are what you want."

Trial of Pedro de Zulueta , Jun. on a Charge of Slave Trading

Author: 
Pedro de Zulueta
Publication details: 
London, 1844
£150.00

lxxiv + 410pp., roy. 8vo, orig. dec. cl, worn, small tear in spine, corners bumped, hinge strain. A Full Report from the short-hand notes of W.B. Gurney with an address to the Merchants, Manufacturers adn Traders of Great Britain, by Pedro de Zulueta, Jun. Esq., and documents illutrative of the case. The second edition of this work (96pp. only) which lacks the address by de Zulueta points out that his acquittal meant that it was not effective to abolish the slave-trade. Slavery would have to be abolished

2 Autograph Letters Signed, total 10pp., 8vo, to C.H. Grinling, socialist and reformer

Author: 
Bolton King
Publication details: 
14 Dec. 1886 and 24 Dec. (n.y.)
£60.00

Social reformer and historian, educationalist (1860-1937). (1886). He brings Grinling up to date on his activities, educational and political, giving his views on clerical reform. (n.y.) He describes his life in country retirement. With: newspaper clipping, "Times" obituary. 3 items,

The Language of Field Sports

Author: 
C.E. Hare
Publication details: 
London, revd ed. 1949
£28.00

Pp.xvi.276, v.g. in worn dw.

Autograph Note Signed to "J. Minshull(?)"

Author: 
Edward Baines.
Publication details: 
1 July (n.y.)
£35.00

Anti-slavery editor. One page, 8vo. Thanks for "pacquets of envelopes bearing an anti-slavery device".

An Act to prevent frauds in the revenue of excise with respect to tea, coffee, chocolate & starch

Author: 
(Coffee, tea etc)
Publication details: 
1731
£50.00

24pp, 12mo, contemporary vellum binding, poor condition and partly detached, contents fair-good, some annotation on cover and titlepage.

Autograph letter signed to the Lord Mayor of London.

Author: 
William Smith.
Publication details: 
Park St, 6 Sept. 1816.
£100.00

Politician, anti-slavery (1756-1835). Two pages, 4to, fold marks, good condition. He congratulates the Lord Mayor "for the very exemplary exertions You have made to diminish & correct the licentiousness & riot of the Smithfield Fair - Everybody bears witness to the activity & intelligence with which your Magistrates Duties in general are executed; but it requires much more than ordinary Zeal to devote the Night as well as the Day to such objects . . . to the temporary quiet of the Metropolis at a season otherwise dedicated to Uproar . . .".

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