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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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  • Bladwijzer - NV Magazijn De Bijenkorf by VAN DE VECHT, Nicolaas
    VAN DE VECHT, Nicolaas
    Bladwijzer - 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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  • Calendar of the Seasons 1878 by ANON
    ANON
    Calendar of the Seasons 1878

    London: Marcus Ward & Co, 1877. First Edition. Small calendar booklet with a delicately sewn binding. (The thread appears to be recent). Comprises four colour and gilt full-page illustrations, depicting the four seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. Many of these calendars were attributed to the illustrator Kate Greenaway, but we are not sure these illustrations are hers. Nonetheless, they are beautiful! On verso of each is information for that coming year. Includes the moon's phases, legal holidays, church days, eclipses, and information about foreign and domestic postage rates. Bottom left of each illustration is the publisher's name: Marcus Ward & Co. Bottom right of each it reads: Ent. Sta. Hall - abbreviated version of Entered at Stationers' Hall.…

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    London: Marcus Ward & Co, 1877. First Edition. Small calendar booklet with a delicately sewn binding. (The thread appears to be recent). Comprises four colour and gilt full-page illustrations, depicting the four seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. Many of these calendars were attributed to the illustrator Kate Greenaway, but we are not sure these illustrations are hers. Nonetheless, they are beautiful! On verso of each is information for that coming year. Includes the moon's phases, legal holidays, church days, eclipses, and information about foreign and domestic postage rates. Bottom left of each illustration is the publisher's name: Marcus Ward & Co. Bottom right of each it reads: Ent. Sta. Hall - abbreviated version of Entered at Stationers' Hall. Booklet is in fine condition. 100 x 70 mm (4 x 2¾ inches).

    . Petit livret-calendrier à la reliure délicatement cousue. Comprend quatre illustrations pleine page en couleurs et dorées, représentant les quatre saisons : Printemps, Été, Automne et Hiver. Beaucoup de ces calendriers ont été attribués à l'illustratrice Kate Greenaway, mais nous ne sommes pas sûrs que ces illustrations soient les siennes. Quoi qu'il en soit, elles sont magnifiques ! Au verso de chaque calendrier figurent des informations sur l'année à venir. Elles comprennent les phases de la lune, les jours fériés, les jours d'église, les éclipses et des informations sur les tarifs postaux étrangers et nationaux. En bas à gauche de chaque illustration figure le nom de l'éditeur : Marcus Ward & Co. En bas à droite de chaque illustration, on peut lire : Ent. Sta. Hall - version abrégée de Entered at Stationers' Hall. Le livret est en bon état. 100 x 70 mm

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    Book ID: 4171
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  • daàg. The Canadian army in Holland. by NIEUWENHUYS, Jan
    NIEUWENHUYS, Jan
    daàg. The Canadian army in Holland.

    Amsterdam: De la Mar Publicity Ltd, 1945. First edition. Original green illustrated paper covers. With 16 full-page colour illustrations of Canadian G.I.s during the days of liberation, expertly observed by the artist Jan Nieuwenhuys. Introduction by Edward Startz of the Dutch Overseas Broadcasting Station is written in English. He describes the book as 'a Cavalcade of Canadians in the Netherlands'. Covers are a little browned at the edges and there are spots of foxing. Inside the book is in a very good, fresh and clean condition. 30 pages. 270 x 205 mm (10¾ x 8 inches).

    Jan Nieuwenhuys was one of the early active founders of the Dutch Experimentalists group that later became part of CoBrA. At the time…

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    Amsterdam: De la Mar Publicity Ltd, 1945. First edition. Original green illustrated paper covers. With 16 full-page colour illustrations of Canadian G.I.s during the days of liberation, expertly observed by the artist Jan Nieuwenhuys. Introduction by Edward Startz of the Dutch Overseas Broadcasting Station is written in English. He describes the book as 'a Cavalcade of Canadians in the Netherlands'. Covers are a little browned at the edges and there are spots of foxing. Inside the book is in a very good, fresh and clean condition. 30 pages. 270 x 205 mm (10¾ x 8 inches).

    Jan Nieuwenhuys was one of the early active founders of the Dutch Experimentalists group that later became part of CoBrA. At the time of this book being published he was just 23 years old, and is referred to in the introduction as 'young and promising'!

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    Book ID: 2876
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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. 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. 160 x 115 mm (6¼ x 4½ inches).

    Lever Brothers and other firms often commissioned many (now…

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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. 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. 160 x 115 mm (6¼ x 4½ inches).

    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.

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    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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  • Ex-libris of Paul Citroen by CITROEN, Paul
    CITROEN, Paul
    Ex-libris of Paul Citroen

    1923. Bookplate designed by the famous Dadaist artist Paul Citroen for his own library, and signed on the back by him. Neatly displayed in a plain white mount, perfect for framing. In a fine condition. Bookplate: 65 x 50 mm (2½ x 2 inches). In mount: 300 x 240 mm (11¾ x 9½ inches).
    Paul Citroen was a German-born Dutch artist, art educator and co-founder of the New Art Academy in Amsterdam. Citroen's most famous work is probably 'Metropolis' (1923), thought to have inspired the German director Fritz Lang to make the classic film of the same name. Ex-libris dessiné par le célèbre artiste dadaïste Paul Citroën pour sa propre bibliothèque, et signé au dos par lui. Soigneusement affiché dans…

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    1923. Bookplate designed by the famous Dadaist artist Paul Citroen for his own library, and signed on the back by him. Neatly displayed in a plain white mount, perfect for framing. In a fine condition. Bookplate: 65 x 50 mm (2½ x 2 inches). In mount: 300 x 240 mm (11¾ x 9½ inches).
    Paul Citroen was a German-born Dutch artist, art educator and co-founder of the New Art Academy in Amsterdam. Citroen's most famous work is probably 'Metropolis' (1923), thought to have inspired the German director Fritz Lang to make the classic film of the same name. Ex-libris dessiné par le célèbre artiste dadaïste Paul Citroën pour sa propre bibliothèque, et signé au dos par lui. Soigneusement affiché dans un support blanc uni, parfait pour l'encadrement. Dans un bel état. Ex-libris : 65 x 50 mm (2½ x 2 pouces). En montage : 300 x 240 mm (11¾ x 9½ pouces).
    Paul Citroën était un artiste néerlandais d'origine allemande, professeur d'art et co-fondateur de la New Art Academy à Amsterdam. L'œuvre la plus célèbre de Citroën est probablement "Metropolis" (1923), qui aurait inspiré le réalisateur allemand Fritz Lang à réaliser le film classique du même nom.

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    Book ID: 2566
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  • Institution for the Propogation of the Faith by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    Institution for the Propogation of the Faith To aid the Foreign Missions of the Old and the New World

    Paris: E. J. Bailly, 1850. First edition. A lovely clean copy of this prospectus. No flaws. A brief outline to the work of the institution. Although undated, this would seem to have been printed in 1850. 8 pp. 4 leaves (2 sheets) unbound.

    Book ID: 1035
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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. 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…

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    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. 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. 310 x 190 mm (12¼ x 7½ inches).

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    Book ID: 1706
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  • Beautiful and scarce libretto
    Sermon de Bacchus en faveur des buveurs by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    Sermon de Bacchus en faveur des buveurs

    Unknown. No date. Southern impression, circa 18th century; 16pp. Beautiful and rare printed booklet, with rough cut page edges.. Page 1 (serves as the cover) decorated with a popular woodcut showing Bacchus seated on his barrel. Text in French. On the back page / cover, the emblematic coat of arms with a glass being filled, and the motto: Donec totum impleat. Which was the emblem of the l'Ordre de la boisson a famous Bacchanalian society in Avignon. This vignette confirms the southern provenance of this libretto. Rare. Inconnu. Pas de date. Impression méridionale, vers XVIIIe siècle; 16pp. Beau et rare livret imprimé, aux tranches de page grossièrement coupées. Page 1 (servant de couverture) ornée d'une gravure sur bois populaire…

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    Unknown. No date. Southern impression, circa 18th century; 16pp. Beautiful and rare printed booklet, with rough cut page edges.. Page 1 (serves as the cover) decorated with a popular woodcut showing Bacchus seated on his barrel. Text in French. On the back page / cover, the emblematic coat of arms with a glass being filled, and the motto: Donec totum impleat. Which was the emblem of the l'Ordre de la boisson a famous Bacchanalian society in Avignon. This vignette confirms the southern provenance of this libretto. Rare. Inconnu. Pas de date. Impression méridionale, vers XVIIIe siècle; 16pp. Beau et rare livret imprimé, aux tranches de page grossièrement coupées. Page 1 (servant de couverture) ornée d'une gravure sur bois populaire représentant Bacchus assis sur son tonneau. Texte en français. Au verso/couverture, le blason emblématique au verre se remplissant, et la devise : Donec totum impleat. Qui était l'emblème de l'Ordre de la boisson célèbre société bachique d'Avignon. Cette vignette confirme la provenance méridionale de ce livret. 130 x 90 mm

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    Book ID: 3831
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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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  • The Advantages of Saccharin in the Manufacture of Aerated Waters, Cordials, &c by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    The Advantages of Saccharin in the Manufacture of Aerated Waters, Cordials, &c

    London: Wilson, Salamon, & Co., Ltd, 1894. Scarce reprint (improved and revised 10th edition) of the original business pamphlet had become necessary as, within three years of the original, the contents were viewed more as a practical text book than a promotional item. At the time, saccharin was considered be a good inclusion, as - to quote this booklet - it never creates acidity or heartburn, and is, in these respects, far healthier than sugar! Blue soft covers are a little creased at edges, and inside the staples holding the booklet together are somewhat rusted. Overall good. 48 pages. 210 x 135 mm (8¼ x 5¼ inches).

    Book ID: 3115
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  • The Selector or Say's Sunday Reporter by VINT, Mary
    VINT, Mary
    The Selector or Say's Sunday Reporter

    London: Mary Vint, 1810. First Edition. Say's Sunday Reporter was a weekly newspaper published from 1799 until at least 1810. By this issue, it was published by Mary Vint - formerly Mary Say of London. The newspaper includes summaries of military news from the London Gazette, other London news. There was also an account of the capture of Guadaloupe from the London Gazette Extraordinary of March 15th. (this is a lengthy account of two full pages). The Sunday news, included an account of a flag of Truce being delivered from General Buonaparté of France. News of European conflicts was also summarised. News of fires in London, movement of ships etc. An account of Parliamentary Intelligence give summaries of proceedings…

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    London: Mary Vint, 1810. First Edition. Say's Sunday Reporter was a weekly newspaper published from 1799 until at least 1810. By this issue, it was published by Mary Vint - formerly Mary Say of London. The newspaper includes summaries of military news from the London Gazette, other London news. There was also an account of the capture of Guadaloupe from the London Gazette Extraordinary of March 15th. (this is a lengthy account of two full pages). The Sunday news, included an account of a flag of Truce being delivered from General Buonaparté of France. News of European conflicts was also summarised. News of fires in London, movement of ships etc. An account of Parliamentary Intelligence give summaries of proceedings in the House of Lords and the House of Commons. This includes and account of the conduct of ministers. There is also an account of a mutiny in India (which had happened in September 1809). The paper ends with lists of officers to be cour martialled, and lists of deaths and marriages. And of course, an advert for Doctor Harvery's anti venereal pills! A fascinating summary of life in England in 1810. 8 pages. Clean and tidy, with just a tiny amount of nicking to the page edges, and a couple of light foxing spots. Small tax paid stamp to the front cover - not affecting text. In excellent condition for age. Mary Vint / Say is a fascinating character. She married the publisher Charles Green Say, who produced three regular newspapers. When he died in 1775 she continued to publish alone. She later remarried becoming Mary Vint, but continued as a female newspaper proprietor! She was prosecuted for libel several times and in 1781 sentenced to six months in prison for libelling the Russian ambassador. Following libels of William Pitt in 1788, there were debates in parliament and she was prosecuted once more. Despite this, she continued publishing, eventually dying in 1832. 355 by 240mm (14 by 9½ inches).

    . Première édition. Le Say's sunday Reporter était un journal hebdomadaire publié de 1799 à au moins 1810. Dans ce numéro, il était publié par Mary Vint - anciennement Mary Say de Londres. Le journal comprend des résumés des nouvelles militaires de la London Gazette, d'autres nouvelles londoniennes. On y trouve également un compte rendu de la prise de la Guadeloupe, tiré de la London Gazette Extraordinary du 15 mars. (il s'agit d'un long compte rendu de deux pages entières). Les nouvelles du dimanche comprenaient un compte rendu de la remise d'un drapeau de trêve par le général français Buonaparté. Les nouvelles des conflits européens sont également résumées. Des nouvelles des incendies à Londres, des mouvements de navires, etc. Un compte rendu des renseignements parlementaires résume les délibérations de la Chambre des lords et de la Chambre des communes. Cela inclut un compte-rendu de la conduite des ministres. Il y a également un compte rendu d'une mutinerie en Inde (qui s'est produite en septembre 1809). Le journal se termine par des listes d'officiers devant être traduits devant la cour martiale et des listes de décès et de mariages. Et bien sûr, une publicité pour les pilules anti-vénériennes du docteur Harvery ! Un résumé fascinant de la vie en Angleterre en 1810. 8 pages. Propre et bien rangé, avec juste quelques petites entailles sur les bords des pages, et quelques légères rousseurs. Petit timbre fiscal sur la couverture avant - n'affecte pas le texte. En excellent état pour son âge. Mary Vint / Say est un personnage fascinant. Elle a épousé l'éditeur Charles Green Say, qui produisait trois journaux réguliers. Lorsqu'il mourut en 1775, elle continua à publier seule. Elle s'est ensuite remariée, devenant Mary Vint, mais a continué à être une femme propriétaire de journal ! Elle a été poursuivie plusieurs fois pour diffamation et, en 1781, condamnée à six mois de prison pour avoir diffamé l'ambassadeur de Russie. À la suite de diffamations de William Pitt en 1788, des débats ont eu lieu au parlement et elle a été à nouveau poursuivie. Malgré cela, elle continue à publier et meurt en 1832. 355 x 240 mm

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    Book ID: 4288
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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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