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[EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLISH LOTTERY; LOTTERIES]

Manuscript account book entitled 'Acco[un]t of Disbursem[en]ts transferred from Marble Covered Book (A)'.

Twenty-two leaves, stitched (last leaf loose), in original marbled wraps. 12mo (roughly ten centimeters by fifteen centimetres). Written in a small, neat hand, over columns ruled in red. In good condition although worn and dogeared, except for the loose leaf which is discoloured, frayed and worn...

History £450.00
[Eimar Ultan O'Duffy (1893-1935), Irish satirical writer]

A Plain Tale.

One page, in two 62-line columns. Octavo leaf with blank reverse. Good, on lightly aged paper with slight nicking and creasing to edges. Satirical account of 'simple soul' Michael James's dealings with his hypocritical neighbour Susan Elizabeth, who hands him a white feather when he refuses to...

Literature £85.00
[Ejército Argentino. Dirección General del Instituto Geográfico Militar; General San Martin; Argentina; Argentinian; South America]

Calendar, with colour illustrations and quotations, issued by the 'Ejército Argentino. Dirección General del Instituto Geográfico Militar', for '1950 Ano del Libertador General San Martin'.

Landscape. Unbound. On thirteen pieces of paper, each 17 x 23 cm. Each leaf with two punch holes at head, and all held together by a piece of blue string. Good, on lightly-aged paper. The calendar has been printed on the reverses of old coloured maps. Covering leaf (illustrating the "Antartida...

Travel and Topography £100.00
[ELECTRICAL ILLUMINATION VIA BALLOONS] Charles Dubos, French inventor or scientist

Projet d'application de la lumiere electriqu[e] a l'eclairage des villes

Four pages, folio, chipped with small loss of text. IN FRENCH. He begins: "Les nombreuses experiences que j'ai fait sur la lumiere electriquee l'appareil que j'ai confectionne me mettant en meme de pouvoir l'appliquer a l'eclairage des villes avec avantage et economie sur tout autre systeme". He...

French £350.00
[Elizabeth Sara Sheppard] [Joseph Joachim; Felix Mendelsohn; Jenny Lind]

Charles Auchester. By the Author of "My First Season," "Counterparts," etc.

Octavo: 415 pp. In contemporary red cloth binding, with title and owner's initials (K.D.F.) in gilt on spine. Internally tight, on aged paper; binding worn, faded and lightly stained. No half-title. Inscribed on title-page 'To my chum, the youngest of the Vixens, on striking twenty - by name...

Women £56.00
[English woodblock engraving; woodcuts; Georgian fine printing]

Ten printer's specimens, copies of curious alchemical woodblock engravings from the 'Hortus Sanitatis' and other early sources, with captioned title and price.

On one side each of two leaves of thin laid paper (quality of tissue). Both leaves are good: lightly creased and spotted on aged paper. The first leaf (roughly 19 x 18 cm) carries six illustrations, arranged 2 x 3, and with the captions reading: 'Price 2s/6d | a way of purifying sea water'; '...

Printing History £850.00
[Father] Ignatius [ Joseph Leycester Lyne]

Autograph Letter Signed "Ignatius OSB" to "Mr Palmer".

3pp., 8vo, bifolium, grubby, creased, ink-smudge, part of second leaf cut off, cride repairs but text clear and complete, but in a difficult (hasty?) hand. As far as I can tell he says: "My dear Mr Palmer | I have been dining here with Mr [Sturd], I told him that I was writing a tale, which wd...

Book Trade History £220.00
[FETTES SCHOOL] James Stuart Macdonald, Moderator, on behalf of the Educational Endowments Committee of the Free Church Presbytery of Edinburgh

STATEMENT BY The Educational Endowments Committee of the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh of their objections to the Draft Scheme for the administration of the Fettes Endowment [...]

4to bifoliate pamphlet; four paginated pages. Creasing to corners and with recto of first leaf grubby and with some wear not affecting text, otherwise in good condition. Sir William Fettes died in 1836, and the school endowed by him opened in 1870. 'The Committee are decidedly of opinion that...

£25.00
[Foreign Office. 1897. Annual Series]

Diplomatic and Consular Reports on Trade and Finance. Brazil (1896). No.1874.

Pamphlet, stitched as issued, dusted and foxed, ow condition, 39pp., 8vo, reporting for the year 1896.

£35.00
[Foreign Office. 1897. Annual Series]

Diplomatic and Consular Reports on Trade and Finance. China [Three Items, nos. 1889, 1907, 1929]]

Three pamphlets, stitched as issued, good condition, 8, 19, 9pp. respectively, reporting for the year 1896 on the Trade of the following districts: Hangchow, Foochow, Wuhu.

£125.00