Miscellaneous

[Spike Milligan] Typed Letter Signed "Spike" to Sally Worboyes, author and playwright (Wikipedia), suggesting at the outset of her writing career more qualified judges of her work than himself..

Author: 
Spike Milligan, comedian and author
Publication details: 
9 Orme Court, London, W2, 28 July 1975
£150.00

One page, 4to, creasing and sl. marked, text clear and complete: Thank you for your letter together with your writings. I don't give an opinion of other people's work, and I'll tell you why, in the past I have been wrong, and on pone occasion felt very responsible. | The best advice I can give you is to send it to a reputable publisher and ask him to get one of his professional readers to give you an honest opinion. These are the boys with the power to say 'yes' or 'no'. | I do hope you understand."

Typed Letter Signed ('Hugh') from Hugh Cudlipp, as Managing Editor of the Sunday Express, to 'My dear Popie', the theatre critic W. Macqueen-Pope.

Author: 
Hugh Cudlipp [Hubert Kinsman Cudlipp] (1913-1998), editor of the Daily Mirror, 1952-1973 [Walter James Macqueen-Pope (1888-1960), theatre manager and historian]
Typed Letter Signed ('Hugh') from Hugh Cudlipp
Publication details: 
2 January 1952; on Fleet Street letterhead of the Sunday Express.
£38.00
Typed Letter Signed ('Hugh') from Hugh Cudlipp

12mo, 1 p. Good, on lightly-aged paper. He had meant to write to him 'at the end of the series' (of articles by Macqueen-Pope?): 'We took a great deal of trouble in putting the series over well, and I am glad you liked the results.' The 'nonsense at the beginning' was caused by 'a series of misunderstandings'. Ends: 'No doubt we will knock into each other shortly.'

Autograph Letter Signed ('Charles W. Dilke') from Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke to Hyde Clarke.

Author: 
Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke (1843-1911), 2nd Baronet, editor of 'The Athenaeum' [Hyde Clarke (1815-1895), civil engineer, banker, polyglot]
Autograph Letter Signed ('Charles W. Dilke')
Publication details: 
26 October 1869; on letterhead of 76 Sloane Street, S.W. [London]
£45.00
Autograph Letter Signed ('Charles W. Dilke')

12mo, 1 p. Mourning border. Nine lines. Text clear and complete. Fair, on worn and lightly-aged paper. Asks if Clarke knows 'Dutch, or Danish or both enough - to give us in the Christmas number of the Athenaeum a column upon each or one or either of those countries under a general group of "Literature of Foreign Countries in 1869"?' Requests an answer by return.

Circulars 900 to 938 from the Marine Superintendent's Office, Cunard White Star Limited, to 'The Captain, Chief Officer All Ships'. With tables acknowledging receipt by each ship's chief officer.

Author: 
[Marine Superintendent's Office, Cunard White Star Limited]
Cunard White Star Line
Publication details: 
7 July 1937 to 14 September 1938 to Circulars addressed from 'Marine Superintendent's Office, Cunard White Star Limited, Cunard Building, Liverpool 3'.
£220.00
Cunard White Star Line

Laid down on 62 folio pages (paginated 106 to 167), disbound from a log book. All texts clear and complete. Fair, on worn, aged paper, with light staining (not affecting text) to first leaf. The circulars are mimeographed and typed, with facsimile signatures. Beneath each circular is a box table giving the date the circular was sent to each ship, with name of ship and chief officer, and the date the circular was acknowledged.

Letter, in a secretarial hand, signed by P. A. Latham, secretary of the Nevada Land and Cattle Company, Limited, to Sir James Kitson, regarding his '1000 shares', enclosing a printed circular by Latham on the Company's behalf.

Author: 
P. A. Latham, Secretary, The Nevada Land and Cattle Company, Limited [Sir James Kitson of Gledhow Hall, Leeds]
The Nevada Land and Cattle Company
Publication details: 
Letter: 13 December 1888; on letterhead of the Nevada Land and Cattle Company Limited, 15 St Helen's Place, Bishopsgate Street, London. Circular: 29 November 1888; from the same address.
£95.00
The Nevada Land and Cattle Company

Both items good, on lightly-aged paper. LETTER: 4to, 2 pp. He is enclosing the 'circular letter recently sent out to all the shareholders of this Company, whose shares are not fully paid', but as Kitson has 'paid in full in advance of calls on the 1000 shares' in his name 'by way of Loan to the Company', he informs him of the sum to be transferred to his account. On 3 April 1889 Kitson's 'loan a/c will be closed and your shares will be fully paid'. CIRCULAR: 4to, 1 p.

Autograph Letter Signed, in the third person, from Lord Churchill to the cartographer William Faden

Author: 
Francis Almeric Spencer (1779-1845), 1st Baron Churchill of Whichwood [Lord Churchill] [William Faden (1750-1836), cartographer and map seller, Charing Cross, London]
Autograph Letter Signed, in the third person, from Lord Churchill
Publication details: 
31 December 1826; Wychwood Forest, Witney, Oxfordshire.
£65.00
Autograph Letter Signed, in the third person, from Lord Churchill

12mo, 2 pp. Nine lines. Text clear and complete. Addressed by Churchill on reverse of the second leaf, with red wax seal, and his frank: 'Witney Dec. thirty one 1826. | Mr. Faden | Map Seller | Charing Cross | London. | [signed] Churchill'. On aged and lightly-creased paper, with a spike hole. Asking Faden to 'send him a small Case map of Gloucestershire, as soon as possible', directed to him by 'Pratt's Gloucester Coach, to be left at Witney'.

Autograph Letter Signed, in the third person, from Lord Montagu of Dilton Park, Buckinghamshire, requesting that 'Mr. Wilde' send a set of Foden's maps of Spain to Lord John Scott.

Author: 
Henry Montagu-Scott (1776-1845), 2nd Baron Montagu of Boughton, of Dilton Park, Buckinghamshire [Lord Montagu; Lord John Scott; William Faden (1750-1836), cartographer]
Autograph Letter Signed, in the third person, from Lord Montagu of Dilton Park
Publication details: 
26 March 1826. [Dilton Park, Buckinghamshire.]
£65.00
Autograph Letter Signed, in the third person, from Lord Montagu of Dilton Park

4to, 1 p. Nine lines. Text clear and complete. On aged, creased and worn paper. He asks Wilde to send, by a Leicester coach, 'the four Sheet Map of Spain published by the late Mr. Faden, fitted into a travelling Case, to Lord John Scott, Aylestone', billing Montagu 'at Dilton Park near Windsor'.

[Offprint from the 'Jewish Chronicle'] The Treves Family in England: A Genealogical Sketch. By Lucien Wolf, Past President of the Jewish Historical Society of England, etc., etc..

Author: 
Lucien Wolf (1857-1930), President of the Jewish Historical Society of England
The Treves Family in England
Publication details: 
London: "Jewish Chronicle" Office, 2, Finsbury Square, E.C. 1896.
£125.00
The Treves Family in England

8vo, 20 pp. In original grey printed wraps. Text clear and complete. A fair copy, on lightly-aged paper; wraps discoloured and chipped. Printed in small type, with 123 footnotes, and containing a mass of information. This separate printing is excessively scarce: no copy at the British Library, and the only copy on COPAC at Sheffield.

[Periodical] Metaphysical Digest. The Journal of the Society of Metaphysicians

Author: 
[Society of Metaphysicians]
Metaphysical Digest.
Publication details: 
1954-1957.
£450.00
Metaphysical Digest.

8 issues of this scarce periodical, vol.2, no. 5; vol.3, nos.1-5; Vol.4, nos.1-2 (Oct.-Dec. 1954-June-Dec.1957), reproduced from typescript, one issue damaged with small loss of text, mainly fair condition.

[Printed pamphlet.] Cataclysm Has Begun! [With covering Typed Letter Signed from Williamson to George H. Brook.]

Author: 
J. J. Williamson [John Jacob Williamson], Founder-President, the Society of Metaphysicians Ltd, Hastings, Sussex [Nuclear proliferation; Cold War; Atomic Bomb]
 Cataclysm Has Begun!
Publication details: 
Pamphlet: 1955. The Society of Metaphysicians Ltd. Letter: 19 February 1955; on letterhead of the Society of Metaphysicians Ltd, Archers' Court, Stonestile Lane, Hastings, Sussex.]
£250.00
 Cataclysm Has Begun!

4to, vii + 21 pp. Stapled pamphlet, on two different paper stocks (white and grey), front cover detached Text clear and complete. Good, on aged paper, with crease to one corner of title-leaf. Title leaf printed, the rest mimeographed. Pp. v-vii consist of an appendix at the rear of the volume. Occult pseudo-science (the Society's logo is a pentacle), presaging the hippie 'retreat from reason' in the face of Cold War realities. Begins 'For ten years the Society of Metaphysicians has worked in the interests of human unity at all levels.

[Periodical] Le Courrier Interplanetaire [( British Edition)

Author: 
Editor: Prof. A. Nahon, Founder-President, Association Mondialiste Interplanetaire.
 Le Courrier Interplanetaire
Publication details: 
Issued by the Society of Metaphysicians Ltd, Archers Court, Hastings, England.
£125.00
 Le Courrier Interplanetaire

Unbound Issue described as First Year Nos.7-33, but is paginated 82, 83, 84, no page no., no page no., 69, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96. 97, 94-96 (duplicated) 101, 104. Printed wraps, 8vo, reproduced from typescript. Perhaps extracts from the continental edition, with an involuntary duplication of pages. Scarce.

Typed Letter Signed by J. Wilson Taylor, Honorary Secretary, The Pilgrims [The Pilgrims Society of Great Britain], to G. R. Menzies, Secretary, Royal Society of Arts.

Author: 
J. Wilson Taylor, Honorary Secretary [1919 to 1943], The Pilgrims Society of Great Britain
Typed Letter Signed by J. Wilson Taylor, Honorary Secretary, The Pilgrims
Publication details: 
31 December 1926; on letterhead of The Pilgrims [The Pilgrims Society of Great Britain], Hotel Victoria, London.
£56.00
Typed Letter Signed by J. Wilson Taylor, Honorary Secretary, The Pilgrims

4to, 1 p. Thirteen lines. Text clear and complete. Good, on aged and lightly-creased paper. The letterhead features an engraving of Chaucer with a lion and eagle. Stating that 'the Pilgrims Society has no funds available' to pay for the sending of 'a representative to the Conference that you are holding with the object of preserving the Old Cottages of England', although 'individual Pilgrims might be willing to subscribe' and the Society is 'in full sympathy with your object'.

Six original black and white photographs, all captioned on the reverse and dated April 1940, showing the RAF South Cerney Aerodrome, Gloucestershire and its Airspeed AS.10 Oxford training aircraft.

Author: 
RAF South Cerney, Gloucestershire [Royal Air Force; Airspeed AS.10 Oxford training aircraft]
RAF South Cerney, Gloucestershire
Publication details: 
April 1940. RAF South Cerney, Gloucestershire.
£125.00
RAF South Cerney, Gloucestershire

The six small black and white photographs are all in good condition in a Kodac 'snapshot' card wallet. The captions, in pencil on the reverse and all dated 'April 40', read: [ONE] 'Aerodrome at South Cerney' [an aerial shot]; [TWO] 'Officers' Mess No 3 F.T.S. S. Cerney' [exterior of building]; [THREE] 'Oxfords at No 3 FTS' [three grounded planes]; [FOUR] 'Interior of Oxford' [instrument panel]; [FIVE] 'Interior of Oxford' [back of seats and instrument panel]; [SIX] 'Oxford at No 3 FTS' [grounded].

[Printed.] Wholesale Price List (5th Edition.) [...] Joseph Lyons & Co., Japanese and Chinese Importers, Reproducers of Old English Staffordshire China. [Containing 'about 200 illustrations' of 'English and Oriental China' figurines.] [With letter.]

Author: 
Joseph Lyons & Co., Japanese and Chinese Importers, Reproducers of Old English Staffordshire China [trade catalogues; porcelain figurines]
Joseph Lyons & Co., Japanese and Chinese Importers
Publication details: 
Undated [early twentieth century]. Joseph Lyons & Co., Weavers Hall, 22 Basinghall Street, London, E.C.
£225.00
Joseph Lyons & Co., Japanese and Chinese Importers

Catalogue: 8vo, 32 pp. Stapled. In remains of original plain red wraps. All illustrations clear and complete. In poor condition: on aged, worn paper, with several leaves and the wraps as separate leaves. Slight loss at head of first leaf. The covering letter (4to, 1 p, undated, on worn and aged paper) is a printed advertisement, on the firm's letterhead ('Established 1877'), with ten small illustrations of figurines in the margins. Scarce: no copy on COPAC.

Bold Signature only.

Author: 
Oliver Lodge, spiritualist and author
Oliver Lodge, spiritualist and author
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£23.00
Oliver Lodge, spiritualist and author

6.5 x 2.5cm, staining from having been laid down in an album (residual glue), but signature clear.

Bold Signature with date on page detached from autograph book.

Author: 
Aga Khan III
Aga Khan III
Publication details: 
24 March 1911
£165.00
Aga Khan III

Top right corner of page of autograph book, with other signatures (Annie Hill etc), good condition: Aga Khan | 24. March. 11.

Large printed 'Prix-Courant' advertisement, in French, for a dealer in fireworks, headed 'Fabrique de Feux d'Artifices | Cornesse-Pepinster [Belgium] | M. Dresse, artificier de la ville de Liége. | Jacques Dresse, Succcesseur.'

Author: 
Jacques Dresse, Artificier, à Cornesse-Pepinster [fireworks; firework displays; pyrotechnics]
Advertisement, in French, for a dealer in fireworks
Publication details: 
[Belgium. Circa 1910.]
£95.00
Advertisement, in French, for a dealer in fireworks

4to, 2 pp. Bifolium, with first page on verso of second leaf, and second on recto of first. Text clear and complete. Good, on lightly-aged semi-opaque paper. The 'Prix et Programme de quelques Feux d'Artifices' follow a short introduction by Dresse. Prices range from 'Feux de 100 francs' to 'Feux de 500 francs', the latter including 'Moulin de Don Quichotte' and 'Chutes de Niagara, en feux au magnésium, 6 forts jets donnant une clarté ébloussante avec une pluie blanche merveilleuse.' Final sections headed 'Articles divers' and 'Conditions et Observations Generales'.

Album of correspondence and newspaper cuttings., including material relating to ecclesiastical matters, Liberal politics and Bedfordshire.

Author: 
Reverend Paul Williams Wyatt (c.1855-1935), Vicar of St Leonard's, Bedford, and Chaplain of the Chapel Royal, Savoy, antiquary and author [William Ewart Gladstone; Liberal politics; Bedfordshire]
Publication details: 
1888-1908.
£300.00

See obituary, Times, 31 December 1935. Son of geologist James Wyatt. Educated at Christ Church, Oxford. Books include 'Hardrada, and Other Poems' (1878). Most items in the album laid down on around forty leaves of an 8vo ledger, but much matter loosely inserted. Ledger internally sound and clean, in worn, sturdy boards, with spine lacking. Contents in good condition, clear and complete. Cuttings browning slightly.

Interim Report of the Central Committee on Women's Employment

Author: 
Central Committee on Women's Employment
Publication details: 
London: HMSO, `915.
£56.00

42pp., folio, unbound as issued, stabbed, some marking of titlepage, contents fair, ex lib with small stamps on title.

Three Autograph Letters Signed (all 'A. L. Baldry') to C. R. Grundy, editor of the Connoisseur, on the subject of the Royal Academy.

Author: 
Alfred Lys Baldry (1858-1939), painter and art critic (Globe, Studio), author of a work on the Wallace Collection [Cecil Reginald Grundy (1870-1944), editor of the Connoisseur; the Royal Academy]
Publication details: 
5, 10 and 27 May 1921. All three on letterhead of Wolmer Road, Marlow Common, Marlow, Bucks.
£125.00

All three letters 12mo: the first of three pages, and the last two one page apiece. Texts clear and complete. Good, on lightly-aged paper. Letter One: Sir Henry Vansittart Neale will be pleased to allow Grundy 'a look at his pictures' at Bisham Abbey. Gives directions. Discusses Grundy's letter in the Daily Express, complaining about the 'crowding out' of pictures at the Royal Academy.

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