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[British Secretary of State for India's response to 'grievances from which it is alleged that Indian students suffered'.] Pamphlet titled 'Memorandum on the Position of Indian Students in the United Kingdom.'

Author: 
Sir Joseph Austen Chamberlain or Edwin Montagu, as Secretary of State for India [Indian Students' Friends' Society]
Publication details: 
No place, date or publishing details, but with slug: '10DE - 2,050 - 20-6-18 [i.e. printed on 20 June 1918] = GCPS'. [Indian Students' Friends' Society?]
£150.00

The Secretary of State for India's memorandum is printed here without a date, so it is unclear whether it was written by Sir Joseph Austen Chamberlain or his successor (from July 1917) Edwin Montagu. 26pp, 8vo. Stapled and in grey wraps with title on cover: 'MEMORANDUM | ON THE | Position of Indian Students | IN THE | United Kingdom.' In good condition, with rusted staples, with a punch hole marginally affecting the text. The first page has the drophead title and introductory passage: 'The Position of Indian Students in the United Kingdom.

[John Timbs] Autograph Letter Signed from the antiquary John Timbs to an unnamed correspondent, regarding a portrait in the Illustrated London News.

Author: 
John Timbs (1801-1875), antiquary and journalist, editor of The Literary World and sub-editor of the Illustrated London News
Publication details: 
66 Pentonville Road, London. 29 November 1864.
£40.00

1p., 12mo. Good, on lightly-aged paper, with small scrap from white label adhering to a margin. He explains that the reason that a letter has not been forwarded to him is that he has not, 'for years, had to do with the management of the Illustrated London News', although he does contribute to it. Nevertheless he will try to get the recipient 'a proof of the Port[rai]t. - with great pleasure'. He adds, in a postscript at the head of the page: 'I think the Memoir was cut out from the Times'.

[Cardinal de Retz [Jean François Paul de Gondi], Archbishop of Paris, memoirist.] Autograph Note Signed, in French, to unnamed recipient, recommending the 'Sr de filene'.

Author: 
Cardinal de Retz [Jean François Paul de Gondi] (1613-1679), Archbishop of Paris, memoirist, agitator in the Fronde [Louis XIII; Louis XIV]
Publication details: 
'A Commercy le 5 Decembre 1668'.
£450.00

1p, 8vo. In fair condition, lightly aged, with stub of mount adhering to one edge and several neat fold lines. The six lines of the document are pressed up at the top of one page, and the hand is difficult to modern eyes. It appears to read: 'Je vous recommande de tout mon coeur les interets du Sr de filene et reprends [?] cette occasion de vous assurer de la passion que [?] de vous servir.' The handwriting accords with other examples, and the words of the signature are not entirely clear, appearing to read: 'J [F?] Cardinal de Rets. [sic]'

[George Colwell Oke, legal author, Chief Clerk to the Lord Mayor of London.] Four Autograph Letters Signed to George Edward Frere, alleging editorial prejudice, and discussing statute on weights and measures, killing of horses.

Author: 
George Colwell Oke (1821-1874), Chief Clerk to the Lord Mayor of London, author of legal works including ‘Oke’s Magisterial Formulist’ [George Edward Frere (1807--1887) of Roydon Hall, Norfolk]
Publication details: 
All four from 1861: 26 and 31 January; and 17 and 20 June. All four letters on letterhead of Mansion House Justice Room, London, EC.
£260.00

All signed ‘George C: Oke’. At the time of writing Oke was Assistant Clerk to the Lord Mayor, a position he had held since 1855; in 1864 he would assume the Chief Clerkship. For details of the recipient, barrister and F.R.S, elder brother of Sir Bartle Frere and nephew of Canning’s friend the satirist John Hookham Frere, see the Law Times, 31 December 1887. The four letters total 10pp, 12mo, all on letterheads with engraved arms of the City of London. All in good condition; very lightly aged; with folds. Closely and neatly written.

[Philippe de Courcillon, Marquis de Dangeau.] Vellum Certificate, Signed as Grand Master, admitting Jacques Giraud de Moucy into the Ordre de Notre-Dame du Mont-Carmel et de St. Lazare de Jerusalem. With Signed Note by Louis-Marie Pidou de Saint-Olon

Author: 
Philippe de Courcillon, Marquis de Dangeau (1638-1720) [Louis-Marie Pidou de Saint-Olon (1637-1717), Bishop of Baghdad; Jacques Giraud de Moucy; Ordre de Notre-Dame de Mont-Carmel; Louis XIV]
Publication details: 
[Ordre de Notre-Dame du Mont-Carmel et de Saint Lazare de Jérusalem.] Paris, 16 July 1700.
£250.00

See A. de Marcy's 'Liste des Chevaliers' (1875), which reproduces from the registers the notice of the admission into the order on 16 July 1700 of 'Jacques Giraud de Moucy, cy-devant mousquetaire, commandant des gardes de S. A. R. Madame la duchesse d'Orléans'. On a 37 x 51 cm piece of vellum, folded three times into a 30 x 12.5 cm packet. In good condition, clean and crisp.

[Charles Stuart Calverley] Full Signature and date only Charles Stuart Calverley.

Author: 
Charles Stuart Calverley (1831-1884), poet and wit.
Calverley
Publication details: 
Feb. 1852 (no day given)
£25.00
Calverley

Full Signature, on possibly flyleaf of a book, 14.5 x 20cm, one edge rough (as removerd from book, ow good condition. See image.

[Axel Munthe] Eight Typed Letters Signed from Axel Munthe, author of 'The Story of San Michele', written in a charming and entertaining style to his young friend 'Miss Judith' - Judith Masefield, daughter of the English poet laureate John Masefield.

Author: 
Axel Munthe [Axel Martin Fredrik Munthe] (1857-1949), Swedish physician and author of 'The Story of San Michele'] [Judith Masefield (1904-1988), daughter of the Poet Laureate, John Masefield]
Publication details: 
Written from Italy and London in 1930 and (perhaps) 1931.
£600.00

'The Story of San Michele' is one of the most popular works of the twentieth century, and this delightful correspondence bears ample testimony to the extraordinary allure of its author. The eight letters are entirely legible, in fair condition on aged paper. They total 3pp. in folio, and 8pp in 4to. The sequence is tentative, none of the letters giving the year. The numerous errors, in large part due to Munthe's growing blindness, are largely unnoticed in the following transcripts. Letter One (2 pp, 4to). 'Rome Villa Svezia Via Aldrovandi 27 Feb 8 [1930]'.

[Montagu of Beaulieu; the Birth of mass motoring] One Typed Letter Signed Montagu of Beaulieu AND Two Typed Notes Signed Montagu about cars and motoring in their infancy, and future legislation in their regard..

Author: 
Montagu of Beaulieu [John Walter Edward Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 2nd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu (1866 ? 1929), Conservative politician and promoter of motoring.
Publication details: 
[Headed] Palace House, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Kent, 22 Nov. 1905; [Headed] 17 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W., 10 Oct and 15 Oct. [1906].
£350.00

A. 22 Nov. 1905, Three pages, 12mo, bifolium,black-bordered, good condition. He refers to an account sent to him by a correspondent of Car which I read with great interest but he had yet to receive a detailed account. I quite understand in Surrey motorists must be a great nuisance to many of the inhabitants, and therefore was quite prepared for the Council passing a resolution-which in itself is I think impracticable.

[General Gordon; handwritten] Notebook containing notes from his researches about General Gordon in Wortham's hand

Author: 
[General Gordon] H.E. Wortham (1884-1959), biographer, journalist, music critic and writer, author of two books concerning General Gordon.
Gordon
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£350.00
Gordon

Notebook, marbled boards (blue), spine of black tape, not paginated, notes on approximately 77 pages, with bits on other pages. See image. He makes notes from his reading/researches. Initially, for example, he makes notes on a. Gordon's Letters to His Sister [pub. 1888], quoting, summarising or commenting, concluding with a long quote from Gordon's letter when on the way to Khartoum, 32 pages. Then notes on b. Sir Gerald Graham's Last Words with Gordon (1887) (inc. lengthy summary of Gordon's appearance re. Graham), 10pp. c.

[ Wolfenden Report; homosexuality] Clipped Signature J.F. Wolfenden.

Author: 
John Frederick Wolfenden, Baron Wolfenden, (1906-1985), educationalist, best remembered for the report, recommending the decriminalisation of homosexuality (1957).
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£32.00

Clipping from Typed Letter signed, 8.5 x 5.5, good condition. Only typed text Yours very truly followed by signature. Docketed in another hand in pencil Headmaster of Uppingham | Author of Report. See image.

Autograph Letter Signed ('John Murray') from John Murray II to the Edinburgh publishers Bell & Bradfute, concerning his account with them for Thomas Thomson's 'System of Chemistry'.

Author: 
John Murray II (1778-1843), London publisher [Bell & Bradfute, Edinburgh publishers]
Publication details: 
11 July 1810; London.
£65.00

4to, 1 p. Fourteen lines. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper. He has been 'extremely unwell', and is sending '3 bills for the account of Thomsons Chemistry £1100'. 'I trust that you will not be dis-satisfied with this as I can assure you conscientiously that I could not afford to give them shorter.' Reference to Longmans, and to his anxiety, 'as you left the settlement to my own conscience'.

[Notable Quakers in Georgian England.] Autograph Album of Lydia Davis of Alstone Green, with 120 contributors including Thomas Pole, Joseph Storrs Fry, Thomas Shillitoe, Joseph Sturge, Jeremiah Holme Wiffin, Christopher Healy and John Wilbur.

Author: 
Lydia Davis of Alstone Green, Gloucestershire [Thomas Pole, Joseph Storrs Fry, Thomas Shillitoe, Joseph Sturge, Jeremiah Holme Wiffin, Christopher Healy and John Wilbur; Quakers; Society of Friends]
Publication details: 
[Alstone Green, Gloucestershire.] Between 1800 and 1862 (mainly between 1820 and 1847).
£850.00

Apart from one contribution dating from 1800, three from the 1850s and two from the 1860s, all manuscript contributions date from between 1820 and 1847. 237pp., 4to, with eight items loosely inserted (including four coloured botanical drawings on card) and three-page partial index of contributors. In contemporary black leather binding, with embossed pattern and gilt border on front board, marbled endpapers, and all edges gilt. In good condition, lightly aged and worn, in rebacked binding, worn at spine, with new label.

[Arthur Henderson, Foreign Secretary; League of Nations] Typed Letter Signed Arthur Henderson, President of the Conference for the Reduction and the Limitation of Armaments, to Mr. Sayers [Rev. A.H. Sayers].

Author: 
Arthur Henderson [(1863 – 1935) was a British iron moulder (foundry) and Labour politician, sometime Foreign Secretary, President, Disarmament Conference in 1932, Nobel Peace Prize 1934]
Publication details: 
Societe des Nations | League of Nations | Conference etc in French and English, Geneva, 2 July 1932
£135.00

One page, sm. folio, fold marks, good condition. Henderson thanks Sayers for his telegram urging drastic reduction in World Armanents. | I can assure you that, as President of the Conference, I shall do all within my power to achieve this end. The responsibility for decisions rests, however, with the various Governments, especially those of the Great Powers; I am therefore venturing to have mention made of your telegram in the Journal of the Conference so as to bring it to the notice of the Delegations.

[Indian Students' Department, East India Association, London.] Six yearly issues of the printed 'Report on the Work of the Indian Students' Department', variously by C. E. Mallet, N. C. Sen and Thomas Quayle, from between July 1912 and 31 March 1922.

Author: 
Indian Students' Department, East India Association, London (C. E. Mallet, N. C. Sen and Thomas Quayle) [Office of the High Commissioner for India]
Publication details: 
London: His Majesty's Stationery Office [the last published by the Office of the High Commissioner for India]. Six items: a run of four from July 1912/June 1913 to July 1915/June 1916; with: 1 April 1920/31 March 1921 and 1 April 1921/31 March 1922.
£450.00

From the papers held at the headquarters of the National Indian Association and the Northbrook Society, 21 Cromwell Road, London (referred to in the report for 1912/1913 as 'The House in Cromwell Road' and 'The London Bureau' and 'still to a large extent the headquarters of the Student's Department'; and in the report for 1914/1915 as 'Mr. Arnold's Bureau', referring to 'Mr. T. W. Arnold, C.I.E., the Educational Adviser in London'). For the context see F. H. Brown's article 'Indian Students in Great Britain' (with 'Discussion'), Asiatic Review, July 1925, quoting Sir Charles E.

[Isaac Foot; India] Typed Letter Signed Isaac Foot boldly to the Rev. A.H. Sayers who was particularly involved in the League of Nations Union.

Author: 
Isaac Foot [(1880 – 1960), Liberal politician and solicitor; bibliophile].
Publication details: 
Pencrebar, Callington, Cornwall, 19 August 1935.
£45.00

One page, 4to, fold marks, good condition. Judging by other correspondence accompanying this letter, Foot has probably been invited to address the Monmouth Town Branch of the League of Nations Union. Foot is sorry [he] cannot give a promise for November although I would very much like to come and be associated with your work. The imminence of an election has now to be taken into consideration.

[Thomas Gisborne, Anglican cleric and author, leading member of the abolitionist Clapham Sect.] Three Autograph Letters Signed to Archdeacon John Woodhouse, praising his edition of the Apocalypse, and discussing his own on 'Sunday Drilling'.

Author: 
Thomas Gisborne (1758-1846), Anglican cleric, leading member with William Wilberforce and Thomas Babington of abolitionist Clapham Sect [John Chappel Woodhouse (1749-1833), Archdeacon of Salop]
Publication details: 
All three from Yoxall Lodge. 24 February and 2 May 1806; and 25 June 1828.
£220.00

The three letters are in good condition, lightly aged and worn, with minor evidence of previous mounting in an album. ONE: 24 February 1806. 1p, 4to. Signed 'Thomas Gisborne.' The subject of the letter is Woodhouse's translation of the Apocalypse, prefixed by 'a dissertation on the divine origin of the book', published the previous year. Gisborne writes that on his 'return from Leicestershire' the previous Friday, he found Woodhouse's 'very obliging present'.

[George, Duke of Marlborough] Autograph Note Signed Marlborough to My Lord [not known] about Oxford Yeomanry.

Author: 
George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough (1739 – 1817), sometime Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, courtier, nobleman, and politician
Publication details: 
Blenheim, [ Aug 1807?]
£85.00

Half a 12mo page, fold mark, good condition. I have the Honor to transmit to your Lordship this Letter which I have received from two of the officers commanding Troops of Yeomanry in the County of Oxford. See image. These letters are NOT present.

[George, Duke of Marlborough] Autograph Note Signed Marlborough to My Lord [not known] about Oxford Yeomanry.

Author: 
George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough (1739 – 1817), sometime Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, courtier, nobleman, and politician
Marlborough
Publication details: 
Blenheim, [ Aug 1807?]
£85.00
Marlborough

Half a 12mo page, fold mark, good condition. I have the Honor to transmit to your Lordship this Letter which I have received from two of the officers commanding Troops of Yeomanry in the County of Oxford. See image. These letters are NOT present.

[Rex Warner] Autograph Note Signed Rex Warner to a Mr. Ackroyd in response to congratulations on his Views of Attica just published.

Author: 
Rex Warner (1905 – 1986), classicist, writer, and translator.
Publication details: 
The Manor, Little Wittenham, Nr Abingdon, 24 Nov. 1950.
£56.00

One page, cr. 8vo, fold mark, small closed tear on fold, good condition. Very many thanks for writing to me about 'Views of Attica. It gives me great pleasure to know that people have enjoyed what one has enjoyed oneself. And you can imagine how difficult it is to describe [?] at all adequately. | I wish I'd known the country before this war.

[Printed book.] Thomas Pole, M.D. Written by Edmund Tolson Wedmore for the Friends' Historical Society with Notes by Norman Penney. Illustrated by Portrait, and Forty-eight Drawings by Dr. Pole.

Author: 
Edmund Tolson Wedmore [Norman Penney; Thomas Pole, M.D.; Society of Friends; Quakers]
Publication details: 
Journal Supplement, No. 7. London: Headley Brothers, 14, Bishopsgate Without, E.C.
£75.00

[8] + 53pp., 8vo, with frontispiece, and 25 plates at rear. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. Stamp of the Book Centre, Friends House, Euston Road, London, on title-page. Bound, complete with printed wraps, in grey cloth binding with worn leather label, gilt, on spine. This actual book (other than print on demand) now uncommon.

[Naomi Jacob] Typescripts of her plays THE ACE (A Play in One Act) AND THE DAWN (A Play in One Act)

Author: 
Naomi Jacob [Naomi Eleanor Clare Ellington Jacob (1884 – 1964), writer, actress and broadcaster.]
Publication details: 
No date
£250.00

A. The Ace: 29 pages, sm. fol., in red paper covers, bindin a little battered but contents very good, address of agent handwritten on title (Elsa Daniels, 179 Manchester Road, Bury, Lancs). The play centres on Mary, Queen of Scots; B. The Dawn: 23 pages, sm. fol., in sl.stained folder, contents very good. Both plays apparently unpublished with minimal references on Google. A mysterious traveller turns up and discusses the present and future of Scotland, eventually revealing himself as The Young Pretender. Two items,

[Count d'Orsay] Autograph Note Signed d'Orsay, in French, to [Charritie?], brief, about dinner engagement with politenesses..

Author: 
Count d'Orsay [Alfred Guillaume Gabriel Grimod d'Orsay, comte d'Orsay (1801–1852), French amateur artist, dandy, and man of fashion.]
Publication details: 
No place, 29 June 1841.
£28.00

One page, trimmed, 11 x 12cm, glue stains on verson (blank), right edge sl. roughened. Je suis charme de diner avec vous Jeudi le 8 - Presentez mes hommages a Madame et croyez toujours a mon ancienne amitie.

[Sir Richard Owen, palaeontologist, opponent of Darwin's theory; Giant Moa.] Autograph Draft part lecture, re. 'the power of God' and 'study of the Scripture', vs 'men' 'gone astray'. WITH Autograph Description of Plates concerning Great Moa

Author: 
Sir Richard Owen (1804-1892), biologist, palaeontologist, comparative anatomist, first Director of Natural History Museum, opponent of the theory of evolution of Charles Darwin
Publication details: 
Undated, but composed for a lecture delivered before the Young Men's Christian Association, at Exeter Hall, London, 17 November 1863.
£1,250.00

An important artefact: a folio page carrying an Autograph Rough Draft of the central passage of a lecture in which Owen – four years after the publication of Darwin's 'Origin of Species' – defends the theistic view of evolution. One of two folio pages in Owen's autograph on the same leaf, the other page carrying the beginning of the description of plates in Owen's 'Memoir on the skull and scapular arch of the Dinornis Robustus [Giant Moa]'. 2pp, folio. On the two sides of a leaf of aged and worn paper, with fraying and chipping at head and foot. Folded twice.

[ C.B. Phipps; Prince Albert's death ] Autograph Letter Signed C B Phipps to the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, about the University's condolences on the death of Albert, Chancellor of said University.

Author: 
C.B. Phipps [Sir Charles Beaumont Phipps (1801 – 24 February 1866), soldier and courtier.]
Publication details: 
Osborne, 2 January 1862.
£280.00

Black-bordered, three pages, 12mo, bifolium, fold marks, good condition. Text: I have not failed to lay before Her Majesty the Queen the purport of your letter of the 31st Ult. | Her Majesty was well assured that the University of Cambridge was not likely to be backward in any expression of Sympathy with Herself in Her overwhelming grief or to be wanting in any mark of respect for their Chancellor.

[ Platon S. Drakoulis; Greek socialist politician] Autograph Note Signed Platon S Drakoulis to a Mr Smith.

Author: 
Platon S. Drakoulis [Platon Eustathios Drakoulis or Drakoules (1858 – 1942), Greek socialist politician].
Publication details: 
5 Beaumont Street, Oxford, 27 Sept. 1939.
£250.00

One page, 8vo, fold mark, good condition. Text: So sorry I forgot to tell you that the photograph is a copyright of Elliot & Fry. I do not know what we must do about it. But I find I have another large size [phrase inserted] photograph quite free for publication. It is ready for you here if you like to come.

[ Stanley Morison; typographer ] Autograph Note Signed Stanley Morison to Orlo [Williams], about the pain & agony of [...] long illness.

Author: 
Stanley Morison [(1889–1967), typographer, printing executive and historian of printing].
Publication details: 
[The Times stamp] 2 July 1953.
£56.00

One page, 12mo, good condition. Text: I read the notice with the deepest feeling of sympathy, knowing how extreme, desperate, has been the pain & agony of this long illness & separation; and I have perceived & marvelled at, the courage with which you have borne your burden, the end of which cannot yet have been reached. But you have the prayers of [...] Note: Orlo Williams is described in one book as a gentle and musical civl servant, member of a coterie attached to 'The Times' (Tom Burns, 'The Use of Memory: Publishing and Further Pursuits', p.123).

[Herbert B. Edwardes; British India] Autograph Letter Signed Herbert B. Edwardes to the Revd G. Phillips D.D. | President of Queens Coll[ege]

Author: 
Herbert B. Edwardes [Major-General Sir Herbert Benjamin Edwardes (1819–1868), administrator, soldier, and statesman active in the Punjab region of British India].
Publication details: 
5 Grand Parade, Eastbourne, Sussex, 27 June 1860.
£180.00

Two pages, 12mo, bifolium. good condition. Text: Herewith I return the Proofs, corrected to the best of my ability. The speech is wonderfully well reported I think. | I have not touched any speech but my own. | Lady Edwardes joins me in kind regards to Mrs. Phillips & yourself; & I assure you we look back with pleasure to our stay under yur roof. [...] He is, perhaps, referring to his speech at the Church Missionary Society's Meeting in London, in May, 1860(?).

[ James Murray, Lexicographer ] Autograph Note Signed JAH Murray to Mr. Mount, apparently about [Cardinal?] Newman's use of English.

Author: 
J.A.M. Murray [ Sir James Augustus Henry Murray (1837 – 26 July 1915), lexicographer and philologist.]
Publication details: 
[Headed] Dr. Murray, Oxford, 22 Oct. 1901.
£175.00

One page, 12mo, sl. grubby, and at one time torn in two and crudely repaired, text clear and complete. Mr. Brandreth has looked this up in Brit. Mus., and sent us this quotation. As it stands, we can make neither head nor tail of the passage; we cannot tell whether Newman is attacking or maintaining these tenets, some of which appear to be positive & some negative, and two of which seem to require the insertion of not [corrected to no] to make sense out of nonsense.

[ John Stevens Henslow, mentor to Darwin ] Autograph Note Signed J.S. Henslow to Mrs Phillips of Queen's Lodge, Cambridge, about his lecture at Buckingham Palace.

Author: 
J.S. Henslow [ John Stevens Henslow (1796–1861), priest, botanist and geologist, mentor to Charles Darwin.]
Publication details: 
Hitcham Bildeston Ipswich, 18 Oct. 1860.
£450.00

One Page, obl. 8vo, closed tear and small loss of paper not affecting text, foxing, text legible and complete. Text: I send the little programmes I prepared for the 4 Lectures I had the honour of delivering at Buckingham Palace, and which you expressed a wish to see. Note: The 1860 Oxford evolution debate which he chaired took place in the previous June, the same month as he delivered these lectures to the Royal children.

[Sir Robert Long, Royalist politician and exchequer official, associate of Samuel Pepys and rival of the Earl of Clarendon.] Autograph Signature ('Rob Long') on exchequer document..

Author: 
Sir Robert Long (c.1602-1673) of Worcester Park, Royalist MP, Auditor of the Lower Exchequer and Receiver-General of the Queen's Revenues, associate of Samuel Pepys and rival of the Earl of Clarendon
Publication details: 
July 1667. Place not stated.
£30.00

See Long's entry in the Oxford DNB. On 7 x 17 cm piece of paper, laid down on slightly larger piece of thick paper cut from an album. In good condition, lightly aged. Three lines of text by Long in clerk's hand, reading 'Registred accordinge to Ex Art within [mentioned?] ye [?] day of July 1667[.] And to be paid in coarse [?] after 397338 16 1'. A good example of Long's neat signature, larger and underlined with a tight flourish, beneath the text and towards the right.

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