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'An Early Glimpse of Ballets Russes' Draft/ Proof
Author: BOWDEN, Nancy; Mary Clarke; Cyril Beaumont [Diaghilev] Year: 1982
Publisher: Dancing Times Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

[pp5 typescript; corrected proof; typed letter; vintage photograph.] Original typed article and corrected proof concerning the discovery of two chalk drawings of 'the Diaghilev Ballet, in Les Sylphide...

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'be contented with this life-like portrait!'
Author: GATTY Alfred Scott Year: 1877
Publisher: Unpublished letter Dust Jacket: No
Place: Sheffield Signed: Yes

A funny letter about a musical commission undertaken by the composer and herald Alfred Scott Gatty which he concludes with a delightful caricatured self portrait on the grounds that 'My photo has not ...

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'My Husband's First Scholar': F R Leavis & R G Cox
Author: COX, Reginald Gordon; F R Leavis; I A Richards; L C Knights etc Year: 1935
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Cambridge; Manchester Signed: Yes

The Archive of Reginald Gordon Cox, F R Leavis's first scholar at Downing College and a lifelong Leavisite, academic and friend of Lionel Knights. A highlight of the collection is a set of contemporar...

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'The Ace from Snowy River'
Author: Banjo Paterson, Andrew Barton Paterson Year: 1892
Publisher: N/A Dust Jacket: No
Place: Australia Signed: Yes

A single leaf of manuscript poetry containing Banjo Paterson's horse ballad from the 1880s, 'The Open Steeplechase', but here presented under its original title: 'The Ace from Snowy River'. The poem b...

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A Decade of Protest: Photographic Archive
Author: HEMEL Press Archive Year: 1972
Publisher: Hemel Press Archive Dust Jacket: No
Place: Hemel Hempstead; Luton etc Signed: No

[55 vintage photos] Archive of protest photos from the angry first half decade of the 1970s providing high quality images of demonstrations, marches and protests on subjects local to Hertfordshire, no...

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A Replanning Scheme for Clitheroe in Lancashire
Author: CLOUGH, Robert T Year: 1948
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Leeds/ Clitheroe Signed: No

ff 87. Unpublished typescript study of the past, present and future planning possibilities of the Lancashire town of Clitheroe, complete with geological coloured maps, silver gelatin and half tone pho...

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Alla santita di nostro signore Gregorio Papa XVI
Author: Gregory XVI, Giacomo Giustiniani, Lorenzo Averardi Year: 1837
Publisher: Unpublished Manuscript Dust Jacket: No
Place: Rome Signed: Yes

A single folio sheet of paper, folded four times for use as a manuscript permit for an audience, 'Udienza', issued on behalf of Gregory XVI by the Camerlengo, 'Cardinale Giacomo Giustiniani' and signe...

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Anti-Sinn Fein Letters to Actor John Martin Harvey
Author: BURKE, Cranley; Dr Alfred Barnes [John Martin Harvey] Year: 1918
Publisher: Unpublished letters Dust Jacket: No
Place: Dublin/ London Signed: Yes

[3 ALS] Anti-Sinn Fein letters to the English actor-manager John Martin Harvey in response to publication of his article in The Irish Times. A disciple of Sir Henry Irving, Martin-Harvey was a regular...

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Autograph Letter from novelist Anna Eliza Bray
Author: BRAY, Anna Eliza Year: 1857
Publisher: Unpublished Manuscript Dust Jacket: No
Place: Brompton Signed: Yes

A two page letter from the writer Anna Eliza Bray written on a single sheet of mourning paper in 1857 shortly after the death of her second husband, Edward Atkins Bray. Dated November 30th 1857, 18 Th...

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Botanical Watercolour: The Emperor Moth [etc]
Author: HARDY, Alister Year: 1930
Publisher: NA Dust Jacket: No
Place: NA Signed: No

(12.5x18.5cm) Annotated watercolour of butterfly species and caterpillars by the naturalist Alister Hardy. Hardy was an accomplished watercolourist (a collection of his paintings is housed at the Univ...

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Botanical Watercolour:Larentia Variata [etc]
Author: HARDY, Alister Year: 1930
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: N/A Signed: No

(13.5x18.5cm) Annotated watercolour of butterfly species and larvae by the naturalist Alister Hardy. Hardy was an accomplished watercolourist (a collection of his paintings is housed at the University...

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Emlyn Williams as Charles Dickens
Author: Charles Dickens - Emlyn Williams Year: 1975
Publisher: H M Tennent Ltd Dust Jacket: No
Place: Harrogate Signed: No

(50x80cm) A theatre poster printed in red and black for Emlyn Williams' one man show based on the works of Charles Dickens, performed at Harrogate Theatre in 1975. Although now a well established form...

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Epping Town Football Club Photo Album
Author: EPPING Town Football Club Year: 1950
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Epping Town; Leytonstone Signed: No

Photo Album from the early 1950s probably compiled by a young footballer who played with several east London teams including Epping Town, Leytonstone and Southend Football Club. The silver gelatin pho...

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Essex Gaol Calendar, for the Summer Assize
Author: GRAHAM, Sir Robert; Sir James Burrough; Nathaniel Garland Year: 1824
Publisher: Meggy and Chalk Dust Jacket: No
Place: Chelmsford, Essex Signed: No

[28x45cm] pp 4 Rare Gaol Calendar recording the 1824 summer assizes in Chelmsford, with a dozen offenders sentenced to transportation - not located in any collection. Very large printed bifolium by Me...

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G M Trevelyan - 7 Letters
Author: George Macaulay Trevelyan Year: 1948
Publisher: Unpublished letters Dust Jacket: No
Place: Cambridge Signed: Yes

A small collection of seven letters (four handwritten and three typed) from the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, to Florence Image, widow of the former Trinity Fellow the classicist John Maxwell ...

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Heures Nouvelles dediees a La Duchesse D'Aiguillon
Author: GAIGNOL, Claude [Duchess D'Aiguillon] Year: 1754
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Paris Signed: Yes

(12.5x19cm) [8] ff 118 [2] Eighteenth century devotional manuscript dedicated to the Duchesse D'Aiguillon, Louise-Felicite de Brehan, who became Duchess when her husband the General and later Secretar...

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King Edward VII Lodge 3442 [Archive]
Author: FREEMASONS, Bradford Year: 1910
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Bradford Signed: No

[5 Vols] Detailed archival collection of the King Edward VII Freemasons' Lodge in Bradford comprising five volumes of By-laws, Inventory, Declaration Book with signed certificates of 120 new members f...

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Lifetime Collection of Photographs 1960-1992
Author: BRATBY, John; Patti Bratby; Jean Cooke Year: 1960
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Hastings Signed: Yes

(2000 photos) Immense photographic archive of the British artist John Bratby featuring him, his work, his first wife (the artist Jean Cooke) and Patti Bratby, the woman who inspired the erotic reverie...

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Lincoln's Inn Receipts for the Hated Window Tax
Author: GRINT, Thomas [John Thomas Batt] Year: 1781
Publisher: Lincoln's Inn Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

Three printed receipts, accomplished in manuscript, and signed by the Steward of Lincoln's Inn for collection of the Window Tax and other dues from the London lawyer, John Thomas Batt. The Steward, Th...

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London Lyrics
Author: Frederick Locker Year: 1890
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Unknown Signed: No

A manuscript fair copy of Locker's London Lyrics by R E Holmes who has signed his additional notes to the rear. Probably completed as an act of homage in the 1890s, Holmes has copied the text in black...

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Maid Servants:  Wage - Book
Author: Grace Lane - Kings Bromley Hall Year: 1904
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Kings Bromley Hall, Lichfield Signed: Yes

A very large quarto ledger with 'Wage Book K.B.M.' in gilt on spine. ff 177, entries finish in 1921 around f 60. A printed book accomplished in manuscript with columns for 'Servant's Name', 'Capacity...

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Manuscripts and Photographs: an Archive
Author: BRATBY, John Year: 1970
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Hastings & London Signed: Yes

Preliminary cataloguing: 1. Gallery catalogues of John Bratby's work: i 'John Bratby: Paintings and drawings of Venice, 6-22 March, 1985', Thackeray Gallery ii 'John Bratby 19 October-4 Novembe...

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Mary A E Green finds a new 'Protectress' Letter
Author: GREEN, Mary Anne Everett Year: 1859
Publisher: Unpublished letter Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

The Victorian archivist Mary Anne Everett Green writes to the Society of Antiquaries about the discovery of a new document in the hand of Oliver Cromwell's wife Elizabeth Cromwell as 'I understand tha...

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Memorandum Books for 1804/ 1806
Author: CHAPMAN, Thomas Year: 1804
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Richmond Signed: Yes

pp [48] [48] (c 7500 words) Pair of octavo memorandum books, comprising the business diaries of Thomas Chapman of Richmond in Surrey - today a suburb of London. Buff paper covers, detached for 1804, i...

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Meteorological Archive: 1972-2004
Author: David Fellowes Year: 1972
Publisher: Met Office Dust Jacket: No
Place: Derbyshire Signed: Yes

[10 Vols] The meteorological archive of David Fellowes, a voluntary contributor to the Met Office based in Derbyshire. The archive is made up of ten pre printed volumes provided by the Met Office comp...

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Minutes of the Manchester Children's Mission
Author: Herbert T Birch, James Boyd, Ernest Wright, Fred Hargreaves Year: 1909
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Manchester Signed: Yes

ff 107. The official record of th Manchester and Salford Children's Special Service Mission Committee, from its inception in 1909 through to 1947.These committee minutes record the organisation, activ...

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Narodni pisně moravske nove nasbirane
Author: BARTOS, Frantisek Year: 1889
Publisher: Manuscript Dust Jacket: No
Place: Zlin Signed: No

pp 156 A substantial transcript of part of the folk song collector Frantisek Bartos's study of Moravian music, Narodni pisně moravske nove nasbirane. Bound in later brown cloth with wax marking on th...

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Notes on the Heraldry in Oxfordshire churches...
Author: Emma Elizabeth Hautenville Cope [Reverend F N Davis] Year: 1930
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Oxfordshire/ Berkshire Signed: Yes

An annotated typescript, a manuscript and a set of corrected galley proofs by the palaeographer, genealogist and historian of Berkshire and Oxfordshire, Emma Elizabeth Hautenville Cope (1860-1949). Th...

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Original Archive of Cover-art Photography
Author: ATKINS, Marc; Arturo Perez-Reverte Year: 2000
Publisher: The Harvill Press/ Marc Atkins Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

2 silver gelatin photos (20x26cm) by Marc Atkins and eight cover-art proofs for Atkins' designs for the second paperback edition of Arturo Perez-Reverte's novels published by The Harvill Press. The fi...

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Personal Archive of Ernest Greenwood
Author: Harold Mackintosh, Eric Mackintosh Year: 1909
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Halifax Signed: Yes

A personal archive chronicling the professional life of a senior manager in the Mackintosh toffee company in Halifax. The archive which is held in a 'Nipper' file runs from 1909 to 1955 when Ernest Gr...

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Proceedings of a General Court Martial at Antwerp
Author: GRAHAM, Thomas, Lord Lynedoch; Hugh Halkett [Thomas Keyton] Year: 1814
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Antwerp Signed: No

[4] The official 4 page report on the Court Martial of Driver Thomas Keyton at Antwerp presided over and signed by both Brigadier General Hugh Halkett who would be in action a few months later at Wate...

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Shakespeare Country [British Railways Poster]
Author: BRITISH RAILWAYS [William Shakespeare] Year: 1962
Publisher: Fleming & Humphreys (Baylis) Ltd Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

(102x64cm) A British Railways Poster of Stratford upon Avon which promises to take the visitor to 'Shakespeare Country' and showing the scene around Holy Trinity Church in the town, presumably an imag...

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Tracts on the Proposed Regency [manuscript]
Author: GEORGE III Year: 1788
Publisher: John Stockdale Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

ff 100, c20,000 words Important manuscript produced for publication during the Regency crisis prompted by the 'madness of King George' III in the summer of 1788. 100 foolscap sized leaves, 'Britannia ...

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Twelfth Night: 10 Original Costume Designs
Author: CARSTENS, Ellen Carola [William Shakespeare] Year: 1955
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Germany/ Czechia Signed: No

Ten original costume designs spread over 7 design panels for a 1950s production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night by the German artist and designer, Ellen Carola Carstens. The colourful designs are accom...

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Victorian Detective Fiction: Galley Proof Preface
Author: GREENE, Graham; John Carter [Dorothy Glover] Year: 1966
Publisher: Bodley Head Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

Galley proof of the preface to Greene and Glover's Victorian Detective Stories, A Catalogue of the Collection made by Dorothy Glover and Graham Greene. This single sheet contains Greene's two page pre...

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Vintage Photograph of Martha Graham in Herodiade
Author: GRAHAM, Martha; Isamu Noguchi Year: 1944
Publisher: N/A Dust Jacket: No
Place: New York Signed: No

(21x25cm) Vintage silver gelatin photograph of the dancer and choreographer Martha Graham in her commission from the composer Paul Hindemith, Herodiade. The image shows Graham in front of a sculptural...

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