Booksellers and bookselling
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Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Item — Box CLX-A-355
Scope and Contents Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Wood, thanking him for his letter and saying he is "sorry you will be obliged to omit some of the poems you selected, but of course there's no help for it. May one of the others be substituted for Bunches of Grapes which has already been over-used? Have you written to Longman's? I'm afraid they will want a fee - but please tell them you have made arrangements with me. The poems from Peacock Pie I have Complete Control - as far as anthologies etc are concerned ......
Scope and Contents The material represents Ian R. Grant's seller's stock. The widely varied content of the collection includes legal documents on vellum, oaths of burgesses, inventories, correspondence and letter books, printed material such as adverts, magazines and religious pamphlets, songs and poems, family history documents, etc. It also includes a collection of c. 30 Burmese palm leaf manuscripts dating from the 19th century.Because there was no discernible original order, the material was arranged by...
Scope and Contents The letter from E. Gordon Duff is dated Tuesday 7 January 1913, on paper embossed with the arms of the Athenaeum, Liverpool. It is written to 'Dear Mr Johnston' . The letter refers to 'the two books in the Laing portraits'. Apparently the book 'on the table in the sitting portrait was a copy of some Scottish Acts'. The book had been 'sold in the final Laing sale'. When Duff had seen it a couple of months before writing the letter 'it was in the hands of a London firm of booksellers'....
Scope and Contents The letter from H. G. A. (Harry Gidney Aldis) is dated 2 February 1913, Candlemas day, on paper embossed with Grennan, Grantchester Meadows, Cambridge. It is written to 'My dear Johnston' . The letter refers to no further word 'heard from the Astronomer Royal about the incunabula which he is so yearning to send to Cambridge for possible identification'. The letter also talks about illness in the library and about how work offers 'much arrears to mop up before we can venture to start on...
Scope and Contents The printers ask Ewart to inform them how many copies of The Penycuik Experiments he wishes to have, as they still have a considerable amount in store.
Item — Box CLX-A-353
Scope and Contents This ‘scrapbook of curiosity’ consists of 18th century original advertisements of Rare and Curious Books, Jests, Wits, Facetia, Books on Angling, Poetry from 1730 to 1771. The title page is written in neat, probably late-18th century manuscriptA compilation of over 170 advertisements for new publications, cut from a variety of daily, weekly and monthly periodicals of the mid-18th century. Many of the snippets ate dated, but the works from which they have been extracted are not identified....
Two Autograph Letters Signed from James Halliwell to Sir William Tite, giving his professional advice on books relating to Shakespeare, 20 May 1865; 1 January 1866
Scope and Contents Two Autograph Letters Signed from James Halliwell (later Halliwell-Phillipps) to Sir William Tite (1798-1873, architect). Both sent from 6 St Mary's Place, West Brampton, London, 20th May 1865 and 1st January 1866.In the first letter dated 20 May 1865, Halliwell gives his professional advice on a copy of a book with an "interesting connexion to Shakespeare" that Tite is interested in for his collection. He also advises on how much the book would fetch at a sale, and how much to spend on...