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  • An illustrated theatre programme for this Edwardian musical comedy
    A Chinese Honeymoon by DANCE, George
    DANCE, George
    A Chinese Honeymoon

    Nottingham: Stafford & Netherfield, 1904. An attractive Edwardian Theatre programme.
    The play was written by George Dance, and had music by Howard Talbot.
    A "teaser piece" the programme has 12 panels showing humorous scenes from the play. The final (13th) panel tells the reader, that they must come to the theatre if they wish to know how the play ends.
    The play appeared at the Theatre Royal, in Bath, UK. From October 3rd 1904 for 6 days. There is a variation of this, where the Theatre Royal dates are over-printed to the sheet. This copy does not have these.
    There is a crease to the whole where the programme has been folded in half. A…

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    Nottingham: Stafford & Netherfield, 1904. An attractive Edwardian Theatre programme.
    The play was written by George Dance, and had music by Howard Talbot.
    A "teaser piece" the programme has 12 panels showing humorous scenes from the play. The final (13th) panel tells the reader, that they must come to the theatre if they wish to know how the play ends.
    The play appeared at the Theatre Royal, in Bath, UK. From October 3rd 1904 for 6 days. There is a variation of this, where the Theatre Royal dates are over-printed to the sheet. This copy does not have these.
    There is a crease to the whole where the programme has been folded in half. A little bumping to the edges otherwise. Slight darkening. But overall in excellent condition.
    1 sheet folded into 2 leaves / 4 pages. Folded 24.5 cm x 19 cm

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    Book ID: 2745
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  • A collection of four deeds and legal documents connected with the Paddington Estate, London by PADDINGTON ESTATE
    PADDINGTON ESTATE
    A collection of four deeds and legal documents connected with the Paddington Estate, London

    1903. Four documents concerned with the Paddington Estate in West London. The monks of Westminster had land in Paddington from the 11th Century. After the Reformation, these rested with the Bishop of London. From the late 19th Century, these were gradually sold of through holding companies, the last being sold in the 1980's. These documents comprise: July 1903 - A counterpart licence for 14 Cleveland Square with permissions to renovations and changes to the property. 4 pages. April 1913 - A counterpart licence to add a garage for private motor cars to 7 Chilworth Mews. 3 pages and a large drawn handcoloured architectural plan of the front of the building and ground floor (on glassine). July 1926 - A licence…

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    1903. Four documents concerned with the Paddington Estate in West London. The monks of Westminster had land in Paddington from the 11th Century. After the Reformation, these rested with the Bishop of London. From the late 19th Century, these were gradually sold of through holding companies, the last being sold in the 1980's. These documents comprise: July 1903 - A counterpart licence for 14 Cleveland Square with permissions to renovations and changes to the property. 4 pages. April 1913 - A counterpart licence to add a garage for private motor cars to 7 Chilworth Mews. 3 pages and a large drawn handcoloured architectural plan of the front of the building and ground floor (on glassine). July 1926 - A licence and deed of covenant to turn 40 Cleveland Square into 3 maisonettes. 12 pages. plus a large folding architectural plan of the proposed changes, with seals and tagged seal. February 1929 - A lease from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners to A. H. Heath for a lease on 110 Westbourne Terrace, Paddington. 6 pages and glassine coloured plan of property. A nice bundle of London related legal documents.

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    Book ID: 3011
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  • Bookmark - NV Magazijn De Bijenkorf by VAN DE VECHT, Nicolaas
    VAN DE VECHT, Nicolaas
    Bookmark - NV Magazijn De Bijenkorf

    Amsterdam: NV Magazijn De Bijenkorf, 1928. Attractive Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) design. 160 x 50 mm (6¼ x 2 inches). The letters SPG stand for Simon Philip Goudsmit, the founder of the Dutch department store chain 'De Bijenkorf' (The Beehive). Nicolaas Johannes van de Vecht was a Dutch watercolorist, draftsman and lithographer. He was a student at the Arts and Crafts School Quellinus Amsterdam and the State School for Arts and Crafts Amsterdam. In addition to watercolor painting, drawing and lithography, he was a book binding designer.

    Condition: In a very good condition.

    Book ID: 2487
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  • De Assumptione Mariae Virginis by CLIFFORD, William
    CLIFFORD, William
    De Assumptione Mariae Virginis Oratio Habita XVIII. Kal. Sept. In Templo Liberiano

    Edition: First Edition

    Romae: Crispini Puccinelli: 1840. A lovely copy of this work. Printed in Rome, it seems to have been printed to be read aloud, as the blessing on the work ( the first 8 pages) is in a very large type. The rest of the work is in a more normal, although still large, font. pp. viii., 20.

    Condition: clean and tidy, and ready for binding, in a limp, marbeled cover. The essay itself is clean and tidy throughout. There are a few tiny (burn ?) holes to the last couple of pages, but overall a very good looking piece.

    Book ID: 1112
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  • Early Edwardian Loose leaf Advertisement for Lifebuoy Soap by OWEN, Will
    OWEN, Will
    Early Edwardian Loose leaf Advertisement for Lifebuoy Soap

    Port Sunlight: Lever Brothers Limited, c. 1910. Loose leaf, in full colour, that appears to have formerly been tipped into another publication. Illustration of a man in a bath holding a bar of Lifebuoy soap with a box of soaps on the floor and a portrait of the Lifebuoy fisherman on the wall. Text reads "LIFEBUOY SOAP. Specially prepared for HANDS & BATH. Gives you that Healthy Feeling". Verso has the advertising text for Lifebuoy. Lever Brothers and other firms often commissioned many (now important) artists to produce their advertising for them. Will Owen (1869 – 1957) was an English book illustrator, cartoonist, caricaturist and a commercial and poster artist, possibly best known for his iconic images of the…

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    Port Sunlight: Lever Brothers Limited, c. 1910. Loose leaf, in full colour, that appears to have formerly been tipped into another publication. Illustration of a man in a bath holding a bar of Lifebuoy soap with a box of soaps on the floor and a portrait of the Lifebuoy fisherman on the wall. Text reads "LIFEBUOY SOAP. Specially prepared for HANDS & BATH. Gives you that Healthy Feeling". Verso has the advertising text for Lifebuoy. Lever Brothers and other firms often commissioned many (now important) artists to produce their advertising for them. Will Owen (1869 – 1957) was an English book illustrator, cartoonist, caricaturist and a commercial and poster artist, possibly best known for his iconic images of the Bisto Kids, Bovril, Lux and Lifebuoy. AS THIS IS EPHEMERAL - PLEASE CONSULT US ABOUT THE POSTAGE COSTS.

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    Condition: Very good condition and still bright coloured, as it was kept enclosed in a book or magazine for most of its time. Clean and without creases etc.

    Book ID: 2340
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  • Ex libris - Ibis - van Dominicus van Hoytema by HOYTEMA, Theo Van. [1863-1917]
    HOYTEMA, Theo Van. [1863-1917]
    Ex libris - Ibis - van Dominicus van Hoytema

    1903. An image of an ibis bird including Egyptian hieratic script. Olive green print on paper. In fine condition. Tipped on to cream card; perfect for framing. 126 mm × 95 mm

    Book ID: 2967
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  • Manuscript with 11 Recipes for Curing Maladies in Horses by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    Manuscript with 11 Recipes for Curing Maladies in Horses

    1820. A single leaf 12" x 71/2" closely written on both sides in a neat (and surprisingly literate) hand. Comprising of 11 recipes to cure horses of various maladies, including poultices, to cure bad sight, curing surfit, to reduce swellings, and one "for a quitter" presumably to enhance stamina in a race (which seems mainly to contain alcohol)! Date is taken from the book in which the document was found, and which has marginalia in the same hand. An interesting insight into the owner's approach to equine care in the early nineteenth century.

    Condition: The edges of the page are a touch nicked and have some small tears. To the centre, is a strong crease, and a small area of loss to the middle where the page has been folded. Slightly darkened. Nevertheless, in sound condition.

    Book ID: 1706
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  • Publicatie, tegen all Oproerige bewegingen, het dragen van Leuzen of Teekens van Partyschap &c. by VAN DEN GERECHTE
    VAN DEN GERECHTE
    Publicatie, tegen all Oproerige bewegingen, het dragen van Leuzen of Teekens van Partyschap &c.

    Edition: First Edition

    Utrecht: G Van den Brink: 1784. A single folio leaf, printed on both sides and folded twice (so 5 pages printed material) a tract against rioting and provocative actions. Dutch. Coat of arms to the front. Clear, but with a little darkening and a touch of foxing. Slight tenderness to the folds (beginning to split) overall a sound and interesting piece

    Book ID: 1984
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  • Share certificate 005682 by ISLAS DEL GUADALQUIVIR S.A.
    ISLAS DEL GUADALQUIVIR S.A.
    Share certificate 005682 An original signed share certificate with 40 accompanying numbered shares

    Seville: Islas del Guadalquivir, 1926. An original share certificate for this Spanish company. Signed in ink by the administrator to the certificate, and stamped with the validation / tax stamp. Now lightly mounted on mounting board, and covered in protective cellophane. Certificate measures 14" x 161/2" Mount is 171/2" x 201/2"

    Condition: A little darkening to the paper, and the stamp / signature have faded a touch. light creasing, but nothing significant. A nice example of this certificate.

    Book ID: 1704
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  • Specimens of Indian Calligraphy. by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    Specimens of Indian Calligraphy. Five text fragments from India. 1797-1820.

    Edition: First Edition

    Unknown: Thick boards, covered in brown paper, with a calligraphic label to the front board. Three leaves, holding 5 similar sized examples of Indian calligraphy, with a hand written title (and date) to each. Each is is written in red / black. Dimensions of boards: 26cm x 21.5 cm. Dimensions of examples of calligraphy are: 25 x 11 cm; 22.5 x 10.5 cm; 27 x 13 cm; 21 x 10 cm; 27 x 12 cm.

    Condition: The boards are in excellent condition, with a little rubbing to the corners. The examples of calligraphy are on age toned paper.

    Book ID: 1891
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  • TLS to Steven Shelley about an Oppenheimer television programme by TELLER, Edward.
    TELLER, Edward.
    TLS to Steven Shelley about an Oppenheimer television programme

    Hoover Institution: 1983. A single A4 sheet, of headed paper bearing the monogram and address of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace. Dated April 11th 1983. The letter is from Edward Teller, to Steven Shelley of Assmann Gmbh. In the letter, Teller mentions concerns about innacuracies Edward Teller [1908-2003], was a Hungarian-American theoretical physicist who was born in Hungary, and is known colloquially as "the father of the hydrogen bomb", although he claimed he did not care for the title. He was an early and important contributor to the Manhattan Project, and was later allegedly the inspiration for the character of Dr Strangelove in the eponymous film. He was largely ostracized by the scientific community, after criticising Oppenheimer…

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    Hoover Institution: 1983. A single A4 sheet, of headed paper bearing the monogram and address of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace. Dated April 11th 1983. The letter is from Edward Teller, to Steven Shelley of Assmann Gmbh. In the letter, Teller mentions concerns about innacuracies Edward Teller [1908-2003], was a Hungarian-American theoretical physicist who was born in Hungary, and is known colloquially as "the father of the hydrogen bomb", although he claimed he did not care for the title. He was an early and important contributor to the Manhattan Project, and was later allegedly the inspiration for the character of Dr Strangelove in the eponymous film. He was largely ostracized by the scientific community, after criticising Oppenheimer during the latter's security hearings in 1954, which led to his (Oppenheimer's) security clearance being revoked. He remained a strong advocate of nuclear power (both civil and military) which often led him to be seen as a "mad scientist" particularly as so many members of the Manhattan project came to regret their involvement. He was a co-founder of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).
    The Hoover Institution (now part of Stanford University) was established by Herbert Hoover in 1919. It states its aims as "the Hoover Institution seeks to improve the human condition by advancing ideas that promote economic opportunity and prosperity, while securing and safeguarding peace for America and all mankind."
    Steven Marius Shelley, [born 1920] Chancellor Order Knights of Malta. President Hungarian Foundation for Victims of Multiple Sclerosis Scientist and Hungarian-American businessman. At this time was Managing Director of Assmann Gmbh.

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    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 1858
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  • Wonderful British vintage postcard
    Vintage Comic Postcard - Old Man on Tricycle with Charabanc full of daytrippers behind by Dennis Mallet
    Dennis Mallet
    Vintage Comic Postcard - Old Man on Tricycle with Charabanc full of daytrippers behind

    London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, c. 1940. Tuck's Postcard No. 58. In an excellent condition. Shows an elderly gentleman on a country road, slowly riding his tricycle in front a charabanc full of people eager to be on their way either to or from a seaside day out. One is holding a 'Kiss Me Quick' sign, some are shouting to get his attention, one has a horn and others have rattles. He seems oblivious to their eagerness to get past. Simply saying to himself (presumably in response to a vague level of noise) "'Ello! Sounds like they danged old pedals be wantin' another drop of oil". 80 x 135 mm (3¼ x 5¼ inches). AS THIS IS EPHEMERAL - PLEASE CONSULT US ABOUT THE POSTAGE COSTS.

    Condition: In an excellent condition. Has not been written on or ever posted. Blank to verso.

    Book ID: 2339
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