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Admiral Thomas Williams (then Captain of the "Vanguard).

Manuscript (part prob.)signed by Williams as Captain and by the gunner [Jack?] Mathers.

Two pages, c.8" x 8" (probably lacking half a folio leaf), pages, entitled "An Account of Gunner's Stores returned into Store &c from His Majesty's Ship Vanguard, Sir Thomas Williams, Kt. Captain between the 27th February 1801 and the 30th November 1801, pages columnised under headings: Time...

Military and Naval History £450.00
Grant Richards.

Autograph Letter Signed and two Typed Notes Signed to J.G. Wilson, Chairman of Bumpus's.

Publisher and author (1872-1948). All one page, 4to, fold marks, sl. grubby but text clear. (ALS) "Dear Wilson/ I have been meaning for several days to see whether you were not free to lunch, and now comes your note. Will you lunch on Tuesday? I hope you will./ Those advertisements? Why, I...

Book Trade History £150.00
J. Pearson & Co. (Booksellers: London)

Two hundred books from the libraries of the world's greatest book collectors : Grolier (1479-1565) to Beckford (1759-1844)

vi, 126 p., 1 l : plates (partly fold.) facsim, covers worn and soiled, weat and tear to the deckle-edges, hinge strain, contents complete and clear. Printed by the Chiswick Press. From the Reference Library of (Albert) Winifred Myers, autograph-dealer, note by a company hand inserted with basic...

Book Trade History £100.00
Rutherford Mayne, pseud. [i.e. Samuel Waddell], Irish playwright.

The Troth. A Play in One Act

First edition. Original green wraps, title in red, 14pp, 8vo, wraps frayed and sunned (or grubby) at edges, contents good. Scarce: COPAC lists two copies (BL and NLS).

Music and Theatre £125.00
Rutherford Mayne, pseud. [i.e. Samuel Waddell], Irish playwright.

The Turn of the Road. . . A Play in Two Scenes and An Epilogue

First edition. Original green wraps, title in red, 14pp, 8vo, wraps partially detached, frayed and sunned (or grubby) at edges, contents good. INSCRIBED by the author: "To Norman Morrow / With the compliments of the Author//". Morrow was a member of a family which involved itself in set design...

Music and Theatre £200.00
"Festus" Bailey

Autograph Note Signed to S. Colllinson, poet.

P.J. Bailey, Poet. One page, 8vo, letter in good condition, the name "'Festus' Bailey" in red ink top left corner. He thanks his correspondent for a "little volume of poems" which have given him pleasure, and many of which "give evidence of pure and true feeling & graceful fancy". Collinson...

Literature £50.00
"Mr Parry".

Autograph Note Signed to "Mr McCreery/ 21 Took's Court, Chancery Lane

One page (prob. from larger sheet divided since part of an address survives at bottom, 4to, poor condition but text clear and complete. "When Mr Parry returns the enclosed Proof (which he begs to have again soon) for press, he will be able to send copy enough to complete the next sheet. What he...

Book Trade History £45.00

The Story of Shane O'Neill, Hereditary Prince of Ulster

88pp., 2pp. Publisher's Catalogue. Scarce: No copy on AddAll, and COPAC lists copies only at BL, Oxford, NLS. Original paper boards bound into modern green paper wraps with title label on front, restoring a copy with contents in good condition, but fragile, stained and damaged covers.

Literature £100.00
"Tom" [surname unknown], sailor (possibly Captain).

Substantial Autograph Letter Signed to his sister.

Four pages, 4to, minor defects, text complete and clear. Something of a stylist, he first describes the effects of a severe storm on his ship (out of Montevideo). They eventually arrived at Valparaiso, planning to load a "coasting cargo for Callao from there to go to the [Chinea?] Islands to...

Military and Naval History £240.00
A FRIEND.' [Joseph Livesey, printer, Church-street, Preston, Lancashire; provincial printing; temperance societies]

An Address on Temperance Societies.

12mo, 4 pp. Disbound bifolium. Text clear and complete. On aged and foxed paper, with some wear and chipping. 'The distillers, merchants, and dealers; the landlords, the brewers, and the owners of licensed houses - not to say the government itself - actuated by interested motives, have all done...

History £65.00