[Handbill] Notice [about school closure during Scarlet Fever Epidemic]

[Scarlet Fever]
Publication details: 
Baily and Son, Machine Printers, Cirencester, [c.1890?]
SKU: 13116

One page, 8vo, good condition, commences [title] NOTICE | The Managers of the ..............School consider it necessary, in consequence of the existence of Scarlet Fever in the neighbourhood [...] People are warned not to send children to school if there is illness inthe house of any sort, giving the circumstances for penalties (usually £5 fine), and outlining symptoms. Any householder swith illness in the hosue shouldcontact William Bishop Harmer, the Sanitary Inspector of the District. Note: William Bishop Harmer Collector of Poor's Rate & Sanitary Inspector To Cirencester Rural Sanitary Authority is listed in Kelly's Cirencester, 1889.~28~SCARLET FEVER MEDICAL HANDBILL CIRENCESTER~ ~0~Medical eph~ ~ ~ ~ ~

13127~24/04/2013~False~[Thomas Fox, 198, Strand, London, publisher of the Illustrated London News; Leighton, Brothers, Printers.]~Printed colour halftone handbill advertisement for the Illustrated London News by publisher by Thomas Fox, Strand, London, within illustrated floral border by Sulman.~Published by Thomas Fox, 198, Strand, W.C. Leighton, Brothers, Printers. [1870s.]~On one side of a piece of 27 x 19.5 cm. paper. In fair condition, on aged paper with wear to margins. Printed in red, green, yellow, brown and black. The text is crisply printed in red and black, with an engraving of the London skyline around St Paul's beneath the magazine's title. The text begins: 'This journal contains engravings of all the leading events of public interest, from original sketches and photographs.' Subscription details are followed by a short section on 'The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News'. The decorative border of flowers and ribbons - in red, green, yellow and brown - carries Sulman's facsimile signature. The Illustrated London News was founded in 1842, and the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News in 1874.~65~PRINTED BRITISH BOOK TRADE EPHEMERA LONDON PUBLISHERS NINETEENTH CENTURY VICTORIAN BOOKSELLING PUBLISHING ADVERTISING THOMAS FOX STRAND ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS SPORTING AND DRAMATIC LEIGHTON BROTHERS~~0~BT Eph 2~~~0~~ 13128~24/04/2013~False~[Tiger hunting in India, 1928; Henry Staveley Lawrence (1870-1949), Acting Governor of Bombay 1926-28; William Augustus Henry Miller (d.1927), Divisional Forest Officer, West Khandesh, Central Circle]~Long unsigned manuscript letter, with two coloured illustrations, from an Englishman to his niece, describing sitting in wait to shoot a tiger from a machan (hunting platform) in North Kandesh, India.~Poona, India. 11 February 1928.~5pp., 8vo, including one full-page sketch and one half-page one. Good, on five leaves of lightly-aged and worn paper. Neatly and closely written. Addressed to 'My dearest one and only Niece'. Complete in itself, but possibly only the first five pages of a longer letter. The author is a British colonial administrator in Kandesh (Acting Governor of Bombay H. S. Lawrence?), and from the tone of his letter his niece (in England?) is still a young girl. On the reverse of the third leaf, initialed 'S', is the following: 'WE CAN TALK TO HER ABOUT YPRES when the others are Gone to Confession.' He begins by apologising for his 'negligence in not writing for such a long time [...] The fact is - we - that is my wife & I - have been travelling hard - for the last 3 months - and mail day always catches me unawares'. He has been 'clearing up poor Mr Miller's affairs. He was one of my Divisional Forest Officers - and he suddenly died. His wife was about to sail for India when Mr Miller first fell ill [...] I had the terrible business of having to cable to her at Marseilles that her husband had died. | It was a frightful blow to everyone - but you can imagine what it must have been to his family! I've had to go through all his belongings - settle his bills - pack things to go home - and sell the remainder - and it has been an awful job.' He now changes the subject: 'During our tour in North Khandesh - my wife had the pleasure of seeing a very large Tiger for about 10 minutes - and according to her its the largest Tiger there ever was!' The writer had left his wife 'in a small camp at Dara - a place miles away from a Railway, & on the borders of the Akrani - which is a tract of Jungle land between the Nerbudda River & the Tapti - north of Dhulia in the West Khandesh District'. The day before his return, his wife was informed 'at 6pm that a Tiger had pounced on a Cow about 2 furlongs from our tents - & had killed the Cow. So she took a Revolver & went out with the men to have a look. It was very foolish of her - as a revolver would have been useless against a Tiger. | Anyhow - the Tiger was not there - and the 2 furlongs turned out to be 3/4 of a mile.' The writer directs that a machan be built: 'A machan is merely a platform of poles built in a tree. It was a very tall & wobbly tree we had to climb - and we settled ourselves as comfortably as we could.' The writer had his 'big double barrelled .577 rifle & a small rifle', but 'nothing happened': '4 oclock - 5 oclock 6 oclock 6.30pm. It got dark - and I could not see my rifle sights. At about 7pm I whispered to my wife - No luck old thing - I'll whistle - meaning - whistle for the men to come & help us down. | She hissed Hes come!!!' The writer 'froze still' and 'stared towards the hill', before realising that his wife was 'gazing at a spot behind me!' He hopes his sketch (full-page, in blue, on leaf four) will help her understand why he 'could not see to fire at the animal'. 'Then we heard a yawning snarl - Aooughhrr - & nothing more! Apparently the brute had come up behind me - and stopped in the open ground 20 yds away fr. 10 minutes & had then gone into some thick scrub jungle & laid down - not feeling hungry!' Eventually the author - with mosquitoes biting and feeling 'a touch of fever' - gets his wife 'to turn the torch on where she had last seen the Tiger - and as the electric torch clicked on - we heard another fed up snarl - and a rustle - but could see nothing at all. The brute had gone.' He now explains 'the smudgy sketch (by the way - the blue atmosphere is meant to indicate night!)', before concluding 'The Tiger came again & took the rest of the kill into a nullah - & next day we got a lot of villagers & beat the nullah - but nothing was driven out of it - except a lot of Peacock. Then we had reluctantly to leave the place. The lower half of the fifth leaf carries another blue sketch, with a panther outlined in red, captioned 'This shows the episode when I got a Panther out of the Car - and the man with me shone a torch for me to see by!'~160~AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT TIGER HUNTING INDIA 1928 SHOOT PANTHER KANDESH POONA THE RAJ BRITISH INDIAN WILLIAM AUGUSTUS HENRY MILLER DIVISIONAL FOREST OFFICER CENTRAL CIRCLE HENRY STAVELEY LAWRENCE~~0~OL42~~~0~~ 13118~24/04/2013~False~Ann S. Stephens, American dime novelist.~[Verse] Thought (Signed at end Ann S. Stephens).~Washington, 29 June 1866.~One page, 17.5 x 12cm, 8 lines, heavy grey paper, corner smudged, good condition. Title Thought. Give me thought - glorious thought [...] | To the sight of a flower; | Though it trembles and shrinks | From the touch of its thorn. Note: She was not known for her verse.~200~AMERICAN U.S. POET NOVELIST DIME NOVEL~ ~0~OL42~ ~ ~ ~ ~

13115~24/04/2013~False~Anon.~Hints to instructors.~3rd. ed., Aldershot : Army Gym Headquarters, n.d.~10p. (fold.) illustrated, cloth; Text folded inside envelope 7x4cm, worn. Title on envelope followed by instructions: Be brief but very impressive. | Develop your Power of Observation. | Check Faulty positions. Only copy recorded on COPAC at Imperial War Museum (suggesting Second World War but former owner was told First WW by donor).~75~FIRST WORLD WAR SECOND WORLD WAR MILITARY INSTRUCTIONS~ ~0~Military eph~ ~ ~ ~ ~

13117~24/04/2013~False~Arthur Machen, author~Autograph Postcard Signed A Machen, to S.M. Ellis, biographical author.~Station House, Penally, Pembrokeshire, no date (postmark indecipherable).~Card, address and text as normal, fold mar, sl. chipped, fair condition. So sorry, but as you see I am far away, having my holiday. We seem always to miss each other. I hope we may have better luck. Note: Mainly Victorian by S. M. Ellis, mentions Machen, London, 1925, and Ellis reviewed Machen'swork.