Social history

Autograph Note Signed to "Mr Bramley"

Walter Greenwood
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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

Pedro de Zulueta
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London, 1844

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

Bolton King
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14 Dec. 1886 and 24 Dec. (n.y.)

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

C.E. Hare
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London, revd ed. 1949

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

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

Edward Baines.
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1 July (n.y.)

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

(Coffee, tea etc)
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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.

William Smith.
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Park St, 6 Sept. 1816.

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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