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'I loved your letter about boobs and tits'
Author: JONG, Erica; Tom Rosenthal' Sophie Macindoe Year: 1973
Publisher: Secker and Warburg Dust Jacket: No
Place: London/ New York Signed: No

Erica Jong: 1 TLS & annotated Proof Dustjacket; Tom Rosenthal 1 TLS with quantity carbon copy correspondence, Michael Sissons 1 TLS. Superb small archival collection relating to the publication in...

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'I only wish that Italian tenors could do as much'
Author: PINSUTI, Ciro Year: 1872
Publisher: Unpublished letter Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

Autograph letter with musical fragment from the Anglo-Italian composer then living in London, Ciro Pinsuti, to the English tenor and occasional composer W H Cummings, congratulating him on 'the great ...

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(Manuscript) 'To James Nicol Dunn...'
Author: Members of the Press Club Year: 1911
Publisher: Unpublished Manuscript Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

A presentation album to the Scottish journalist James Nicol Dunn prepared and signed by around two hundred members of London's Press Club, many of them journalists and authors. The quarto sized album ...

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A Garden Party at Harewood House: Photo Album
Author: LASCELLES, George, 7th Earl of Harewood; Marion Stein, Countess Harewood Year: 1950
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Harewood House, Yorkshire Signed: No

[Invitation & 15 vintage photos] Delightful record of a 1950 aristocratic English garden party at Harewood House in Yorkshire. Fine oblong blue vinyl photo album with printed invitation (accomplis...

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A Letter from Princess Sophia Matilda (1831)
Author: Princess Sophia Matilda of Gloucester Year: 1832
Publisher: Unpublished letter Dust Jacket: No
Place: Ranger's House, Blackheath (London) Signed: Yes

An autograph letter written by the twelfth child and fifth daughter of George III and his wife, Charlotte of Mecklenburg Strelitz. The letter which is dated June 8th 1831 is written from the Ranger's ...

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A manuscript letter from Nancy Astor with ephemera
Author: Nancy Astor Year: 1957
Publisher: Unpublished letter Dust Jacket: No
Place: Cliveden Signed: Yes

A thank you letter from the American-born socialite and MP Nancy Astor, written at her coastal retreat at 'Rest Harrow, Sandwich Bay, Sandwich, Kent' to a Mr Leaver thanking him for help at her countr...

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ALS about his Knighthood
Author: MURRAY, John IV Year: 1898
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

Autograph Letter from the publisher John Murray IV (1851-1928), thanking his correspondent for congratulations on his knighthood. Writing on one side of a bifolium with the blind stamp of The Athenaeu...

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American Civil War Scene [Printing Block]
Author: N/A Year: 1930
Publisher: J Wood Dust Jacket: No
Place: Chorley Signed: No

[23x27cm] Large illustrative printing block apparently showing an American Civil War scene, with a cavalry man bearing the Texas Lone Star State flag in combat with a sabre-bearing horseman who is see...

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An Autograph Letter by the founder of Unitarianism
Author: LINDSEY Theophilus [Joseph Priestley] Year: 1799
Publisher: Unpublished Manuscript Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

(16.5x7.5cm) A handwritten letter in brown ink by the first minister of an overtly Unitarian Church in England, the Rev'd Theophilus Lindsey, mentioning his great friend the chemist and fellow preache...

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Army Physical Training Corps Archive
Author: MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN, Bernard, Field Marshal Year: 1958
Publisher: Army Physical Training Corps Dust Jacket: No
Place: Aldershot Signed: No

[2 ALS; 2 signed books; photograph; Signed invitation] Collection relating to Field Marshal Montgomery's involvement with the Army Physical Training Corps a decade after he was appointed as its first ...

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Bengal 1921-24 [Photograph Album]
Author: N/A Year: 1921
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: India - Bengal Signed: No

(33x25cm) Colonial-era album of 51 photographs showing the British ruling classes disporting themselves in northern India. Large oblong quarto in format, card wrappers and spine ties (possibly homemad...

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Chesterfield and Bolsover Water Board Reservoirs
Author: N/A Year: 1944
Publisher: Chesterfield and Bolsover Water Board Dust Jacket: No
Place: Chesterfield and Bolsover Signed: Yes

A large quarto manuscript volume (32x32x5cm) containing detailed daily records of temperature and rainfall at the Linacre Reservoirs in Derbyshire from April 1944 to January 1964. Bound in red reverse...

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City of London Manuscript History
Author: N/A Year: 1890
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

[2 vols] pp 148; 182. Exhaustive historico-legal late nineteenth century manuscript volumes researching property ownership in the City of London from 1200-1900, the first volume confined to Broad Stre...

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Civic Welcome to Miss Amy Johnson
Author: JOHNSON, Amy Year: 1930
Publisher: Hull City Council Dust Jacket: No
Place: Hull Signed: No

(11x7cm) Admission ticket No. 372 to the civic welcome at Hull Aerodrome awarded to the aviator Amy Johnson who had recently completed the inaugural trip by a woman pilot from England to Australia. Pr...

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Clerkenwell Houses taken from the Poor Rate 1803/4
Author: N/A Year: 1803
Publisher: Unpublished Manuscript Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

An official manuscript record, taken street by street, of the number of houses in the London district of Clerkenwell, derived from the Poor Rate records of 1803-1804 and written at the time. The manus...

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Concert Letters from Henry Leslie
Author: LESLIE, Henry Year: 1863
Publisher: Unpublished letters Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

5 ALS A collection of letters from 1863-1872 by the composer Henry Leslie arranging concerts and rehearsals. In the first letter Leslie appears to be managing his hectic theatrical schedule with a ser...

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Grand Tour Italian Sketch-book
Author: N/A Year: 1851
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Italy Signed: No

[23x16cm ] Nineteen full page pencil sketches of Italian scenes, many near Rome, from two trips made in June 1851 and May 1852 by an unnamed artist. A home made nineteenth century album binding featur...

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Inventory of Plate. The Property of J.H.V.Lane Esq
Author: John Henry Hervey Vincent Lane - Kings Bromley Hall Year: 1902
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Kings Bromley Hall, Lichfield Signed: Yes

ff 117, fine binding, signed by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, decorative burgundy goatskin binding with arts and crafts-style gilt design. A professionally compiled manuscript of the family's silver, dinne...

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John by Divine Providence Archbishop of Canterbury
Author: MOORE, John, Archbishop of Canterbury Year: 1792
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: No

The Archbishop of Canterbury John Moore appoints John Thomas Batt administrator of his late brother's estate following his death intestate in 1791. The Reverend Charles William Batt, chaplain to the d...

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Ladies' Year Book: 1921 [with diary entries]
Author: MARGATE, Adele; Charles Letts Year: 1921
Publisher: Charles Letts Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

pp 64; page/week. A young London mother's diary for 1921. Adele Margate's ownership signature appears on the first endpaper above the adverts: she has made around 150 short diary entries in the printe...

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Madame Lili: Milliner to the Stars c1890
Author: KIPLING, Mrs Rudyard, Daisy Greville, Sir Charles Hawtrey, Marie Tempest, Olga Nethersole Year: 1890
Publisher: Unpublished Manuscript Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

13 letters to the high-society London hat maker, Madame Lili, from the 1890s including a very angry Mrs Rudyard Kipling requiring 'immediate attention' because of 'the failure of Madam Lili to send he...

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Obermammergau Photo Album (1950)
Author: MACDONALD, Joy Year: 1950
Publisher: Unpublished Photographs Dust Jacket: No
Place: Oberammergau Signed: No

[48] A fine oblong photo album recording a visit by a British family to Oberammergau in southern Germany for a performance of the renowned Passion Play. The collection begins and ends with annotated a...

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Ode on Peace [Unrecorded Broadside]
Author: N/A Year: 1802
Publisher: Earnshaw Dust Jacket: No
Place: Colne, Lancashire Signed: No

(8x24cm) An unrecorded broadside printing of a poem celebrating the ending of hostilities between Britain and France which culminated in the Treaty of Amiens in 1802. The broadside presents a twelve s...

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Offices and Canticles
Author: N/A Year: 1930
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: United Kingdom Signed: No

pp 80 An early twentieth century manuscript copy of the Offices and Canticles of the Roman Catholic church written on hand made paper and bound in a Simplex clip folder. The penmanship is highly accom...

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Original Artwork for Science Fiction Magazine
Author: QUINN, Gerard Year: 1959
Publisher: Nova Publications Ltd Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

15x15cm An accomplished original pen and ink illustration by Gerard Quinn for E C Tubb's short story 'Star Ship' published in the journal, New Worlds 35 in 1959. The image shows five men with bare tor...

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Photos, Sketches & Letters by a Sculptor
Author: KEMP, David Year: 1981
Publisher: Unpublished Manuscript Dust Jacket: No
Place: Carlisle Signed: Yes

[6 ALS; 1 postcard; 7 photos & 2 sketches] A collection of letters and sketches by the sculptor David Kemp made in connection with an exhibition in Carlisle in 1982. In his letters to the Carlisle...

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Prince Augustus Frederick declines an invitation
Author: Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex [George III, Jonathan Wathen Waller] Year: 1833
Publisher: Unpublished Manuscript Dust Jacket: No
Place: Kensington Palace, London Signed: Yes

An autograph letter written by the sixth son of George III, to his friend and Royal eye surgeon, Jonathan Wathen Waller. Writing from Kensington Palace on June 12th 1833 the Duke of York uses the excu...

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Recueil de Chansons [Populaires] Tome 1e
Author: N/A [Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart] Year: 1770
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: France Signed: No

pp 226 [8] index. Very interesting eighteenth century manuscript collection of French popular songs. Large octavo (vertical chainlines) in contemporary sheep binding with 'cat's paw' decoration, gilt ...

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Royal Canoe Club founder recalls 1825 sea rescue
Author: MACGREGOR, John Year: 1875
Publisher: Unpublished letter Dust Jacket: No
Place: London Signed: Yes

A lively four page letter from the pioneering canoeist and writer John Macgregor to 'Reed' apparently on Royal Canoe Club business. (Macgregor had founded the British Royal Canoe Club a few years earl...

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Scheme of Instruction in Cane Work [for the blind
Author: N/A Year: 1930
Publisher: N/A Dust Jacket: No
Place: United Kingdom Signed: No

pp 95 A 'Scheme of Introduction for a five-year course in Centre Cane Work' written in a lined notebook, worn half black cloth over black cloth covered boards with a paper label on the upper cover. Ma...

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Souvenir of the Opening of New Library Manchester
Author: N/A Year: 1934
Publisher: Manchester Library Dust Jacket: No
Place: Manchester Signed: No

A commemorative handkerchief marking the opening on July 17th 1934 of the 'New Library' in Manchester. The one foot square piece of printed muslin has an open book at its centre with an image of the n...

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St Anthony, Lenton, Minute Book of the Lay Council
Author: POLLARD, John; Rev'd Percy Smith, N H Pownall, Herbert Simpson, Thomas Stone, Samuel Woolley Year: 1887
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Lenton, Nottinghamshire Signed: No

ff 40 The octavo-sized minute book of the Priory Church of St Anthony, Lenton, in Nottinghamshire from 1887 when the church was rebuilt to 1897. The book is bound in quarter green roan over textured p...

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Tobacciana: an Album of Cigarette Ephemera
Author: N/A Year: 1930
Publisher: Various Dust Jacket: No
Place: United Kingdom Signed: No

ff [200] Substantial album collection of cigarette packet wrappers and tobacco pouches from the inter-war period, around 800 items laid down on 200 album pages. Contained within a heavy-weight quarto-...

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Welsh Place and House Names [typescript]
Author: LYONS, E A Year: 1943
Publisher: Unpublished Dust Jacket: No
Place: Llanelly Signed: No

[ff] 100 Substantial original typescript on the origins of Welsh place and house names and their translations into English which was presented with some flourish to Llanelly Public Library. Foolscap p...

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