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[The Brindle Will Case.]
[The Brindle Will Case.]
Letterpress broadside, 1p. ALS, newspaper clippings, ink & wash sketch of Brindle Church. Laid on album paper, edges of sketch rubbed.
The broadside is 'Lines on the Death of William Heatley, Esq., of Brindle Lodge'. His will was contested by his two nieces, leading to a court case, a subsequent libel case and an attempt to recover unpaid legal fees. The letter is an eviction notice, signed by the nieces and Thomas Eastwood, the husband of one niece.
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Monthly Extracts from the Correspondence of the British and Foreign Bible Society.
Monthly Extracts from the Correspondence of the British and Foreign Bible Society.
No.23. June 30, 1819. Tilling and Hughes, Printers, Chelsea.
Letterpress leaflet, 4to (275 x 225mm, 10¾ x 9"), 4pp., single sheet folded; apparently from a larger volume, pages numbered 14 - 16. Horizontal centre fold.
The British and Foreign Bible Society, often known in England and Wales as simply as the Bible society, is a non-denominational Christian charity that exists to make the Bible available throughout the world. The Society was formed on 4 March 1804. Here are printed in two columns extracts of reports and correspondence from sympathizers and affiliated organisations from around the world. These include a transcript of a letter from Bermuda informing the 'Parent Society' of the formation of a 'Bible Society of the Bermuda Islands' and requesting bibles for distribution among the island's inhabitants.
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[Death of Queen Victoria] The Manchester Guardian.  Special Memorial Number, Including Supplement.
[Death of Queen Victoria] The Manchester Guardian. Special Memorial Number, Including Supplement.
Wednesday, January 23, 1901.
Eight pages plus 12 page supplement. Pages c.650 x 560mm, folded and bound into green morocco boards, large 4to (330 x 305mm), stamped 'Queen Victoria' in gilt on cover. Binding a little rubbed, sheets generally good with usual signs of ageing.
An illustrated supplement commemorating the life and reign of Queen Victoria (1819 - 1901), including her three visits to Manchester. Victoria died at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight from a cerebral hemorrhage on Tuesday 22 January 1901, at the age of 81. Queen Victoria's reign marked the gradual establishment of modern constitutional monarchy. A series of legal reforms saw the House of Commons' power increase, at the expense of the House of Lords and the monarchy, with the monarch's role becoming gradually more symbolic. As Victoria's monarchy became more symbolic than political, it placed a strong emphasis on morality and family values, in contrast to the sexual, financial and personal scandals that had been associated with previous members of the House of Hanover and which had discredited the monarchy. Victoria's reign created for Britain the concept of the 'family monarchy' with which the burgeoning middle classes could identify. The Manchester Guardian was founded in Manchester in 1821 by a group of non-conformist businessmen headed by John Edward Taylor. The prospectus announcing the new publication proclaimed that 'it will zealously enforce the principles of civil and religious Liberty it will warmly advocate the cause of Reform; it will endeavour to assist in the diffusion of just principles of Political Economy; and to support, without reference to the party from which they emanate, all serviceable measures.' In 1959 it became simply 'The Guardian'. An interesting contemporary record.
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Supplement To The Isle Of Wight Mercury, March 25, 1878.  [&]  March 27, 1878.
Supplement To The Isle Of Wight Mercury, March 25, 1878. [&] March 27, 1878.
[Isle of Wight, 1878.]
Two letterpress broadsides, each c.505 x 375mm. 19¾ x 14¾". Folds, tearing in places. Staining and tatty extremities.
Two special supplements to a local newspaper describing events surrounding the loss of HMS Eurydice, a 24-gun frigate which was the victim of one of Britain's worst peace-time naval disasters when she sank in a heavy snow storm off the Isle of Wight on 24th March 1878. The first supplement, issued the following day, describes how the tragedy unfolded, lists some of the dead officers, and quotes eye-witness accounts. The second, two days later, reports on the inquest. After being recommissioned as a training ship under the command of Captain Marcus Augustus Stanley Hare (1839 1878), the Eurydice sailed from Portsmouth on a three month tour of the West Indies and Bermuda on 13th November 1877. On 6th March 1878 she began her return voyage from Bermuda for Portsmouth. Only two of the ship's 378 crew and trainees survived the sinking, most of those not carried down with the ship dying of exposure in the freezing waters. One of the witnesses to the disaster was a young Winston Churchill, who was living at Ventnor with his family at the time. The wreck was refloated later in the year but had been so badly damaged during her period submerged that she was then broken up. Her ship's bell is preserved in St. Paul's Church, Gatten, Shanklin, Isle of Wight. There is a memorial plaque recording the names of the officers and crew who died in the disaster in St. Ann's Church, Portsmouth.
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The Kentish Post; or Canterbury News Letter.
The Kentish Post; or Canterbury News Letter. From Saturday September 10, to Wednesday September 14, 1726. [Numb. 867.] From a Written Letter, London Sept. 12. From on board his Majesty's Ship Torbay before Revel, Aug. 4, O.S. Monday last being the Anniversary of his Majesty's Accession to the Crown of Great Britain, Sir Charles Wager gave a very splendid Entertainment to all the Commanders of the English and Danish Fleets...Our stay here will be longer than was talked of before; mean time the Russians are very fearful of us, and fortify themselves more and more...From the Daily Post, Sept, 12. On Friday last Mr. Williams, Philosophical Instrument-maker over against Somerset-House in the Strand, was introduced to the King at Kensington by John Rowley, Esq; Master of Mechanicks to his Majesty...Tripoli, June 15. We have received Advice from Egypt, that there having been an Insurrection against the Bashaw of Grand Cairo, the Malecontents had been totally defeated by the Grand Signor's Troops...Paris, Sept 18. The Trench that was made in the Forest of Fontainebleau, not have answer'd the End, because the Wind carry'd the Coals beyond it, and on the 10th the Fire broke out afresh...There has likewise been a Fire in the Forest of St. Germain, which has burnt 12 of 15 Acres of Wood: but it is extinguish'd. The Queen has had a Rheumatism in the Knee, of which she is perfectly recover'd. From the London Gazeet, Sept. 10. His Majesty has been pleased to appoint the Right Hon. Henry Viscount Lonsdale, to be Constable of the Tower of London, and Lord Lieutenant of the Tower Hamlets. Lisbon, Sept. 7, N.S. The Evening before Sir John Jenning's failed from hence, his Portuguese Majesty went to perform his Devotions at the Convent of St. Joseph near Belem...Portsmouth, Sept. 6. The Spence Sloop, Cap. Berkeley Commander, arrived Yesterday at St. Hellens from the Battimentos off of Port Bello...From the Daily Courant, September 9. Rome, Aug. 10. The Pontiff having granted Leave to a foreign Lord to dig in the Convent of the Fathers de Cistcaux, upon his pretending that a Treasure of Six Millions had been buried there; they have already dug 14 Foot deep, but hitherto found nothing but some Urns filled with dead Bodies, Bones, and a large Piece of Marble call'd the Grani-Oriental; however 'tis not doubted but they may find many other curious Pieces of Marble, since the Temple of the Emperor Constantine the Great stood upon the same spot of Ground...From the Daily Courant, Sept. 10. Lisbon, Aug, 31. One Welton, a Nonjuring English Clergyman, who some time ago arrived here from Philadelphia, died lately of a Dropsy...From the Evening Post, Sept. 10. The Oak, William Williams Master from Newcastle for London, was lost near the Rivers Mouth...From Mist's Journal Sept. 10. Some days ago an unhappy Accident happened at Lewisham in Kent: As two great Dogs were fighting, two Men were silly enough to endeavour to part them; but the angry Curs flew upon them, and tore them to that Degree, that it is much question'd whether they can recover. Dublin Sept. 3. On Tuesday one John Fisher, who lived in James's Street, and formerly made Ginger-Bread, was murder'd by his Wife...Dorchester, Aug. 27. Yesterday was executed here John Daw, of Winburn, for the Murder of Mary Harwood, his Sweet-Heart. Towcester, Northamptonshire, Sept..6 Sunday last an old Man was found hang'd in a Wood near his Place...From the Whitehall Even. Post, Sept.10. From Meer, in Wilts, Aug. 25. last Monday Morning a Man was found lying dead on the Dowus, about a Mile and a Half from the Town, with his Horse standing by his side...Gloucester, Sept.5. They write from Cardiffe, That this Day John Humphrey, of Bonvilstone, a notorious Villain, is to be tried there who has already confess'd several inhumane Murders, Robberies, Rapes, &c...From the St. James's Even. Post, Sept.10. Henry Cockson, one of his Majesty's Foomen, died this Week. The Place, worth 100l. per Annum and upwards, is given to Mr. George Hogem, whose Father served the Prince of Denmark and Queen Ann above 40 Years....Advertisements. Beware of Counterfeits. Truly Prepared at London, and Appointed to be Sold at no other Place in Canterbury but at Mr. James Abree's Printing Office, Dr. Daffey's Original and Famous Cordial Elixir Salutis, The Great Preserver of Mankind; above 60 Years Experienc'd...A Saddle and Bridle of thirty Shillings Value, to be Run for in Lingstead Park...To be Lett at Michaelmas next, at a very Reasonable Rent, The Spread-Eagle Tavern at Ramsgate...To be Lett or Sold at Michaelmas next, A Farm with sixty odd Acres of Land, Arable, Meadow, Pasture, and Wood Land, lying in Molash in Kent...From the Daily Courant, Sept. 12. Petersbourg, Aug. 29. The English and Danish Squadrons are still before Revel, where the Officers and Seamen that come ashore in their Shallops are received with great Civility...From the Daily Journal, Sept. 12. Dr. Welton, formerly Rector of St. Mary White-Chapel, died lately at Lisbon...Canterbury, September 14. Extract of a Letter from London, Sept. 12. New Hops 1l. 10s. to 3l. per hun. Old Hops 10s. to 2l. Old Wheat 20s. to 27s...Deal, Sept. 13. On the 9th arrived Strong and Thomas Capt. from Virginia. This Day the Providence Capt. Cuter from Virginia, Dispatch Capt. Burros from St. Kitts, Kirby Cap. Cannon from Montserat, Lucitnia Cap Veal from Cadiz, Northampton Capt. Robinson from Virginia. Remain here Ferret, Otter, Bonetta, King's Ships.
Canterbury, Printed and Sold by J. Abree in St. Margaret's, Where Advertisements are taken in. There also is Sold the 11th Edition of Onania, or the Heineus Sin of Self-Pollution, &c. Price stitch'd 2s. Likewise, the Supplement to the aforesaid Onania, &c. Pirce stitch'd 1s. 6d.
Letterpress across four pages. 310 x 202mm. 12¼ x 8".
An interesting read of the events reported in this newspaper. Specific mention is given to Russia's movements; at this particular moment in time Russia had reluctantly joined the Austro-Spanish league to defend the interests of Queen Catherine's son-in-law, the Duke of Holstein, against England. The Kentish Post: or the Canterbury News-Letter was Canterbury's first newspaper, published between 1717 and 1768. Originally published by Thomas Reeve, it soon changed to James Abree, who had set up as a printer in Canterbury in 1717. Originally appearing on Wednesdays, by 1721 the Kentish Post had become a bi-weekly, appearing every Wednesday and Saturday.
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Monument to George III.
Monument to George III. From the literary gazette of February 27th, 1836.
Vizetelly, Branston & Co. Printers, Fleet Street, London
Wood engraving, 220 x 150mm. 8¾ x 6". Creased, with two horizontal folds and some staining.
A sheet from the 'Literary Gazette' reporting on the progress of a bronze equestrian statue of George III. The text laments 'the mysterious act' which delayed completion of the monument, but forecasts it will be erected on June 4th 1837. The monument now stands in Trafalgar Square.
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Bulletin Commercial et Prix-Courant.
Bulletin Commercial et Prix-Courant.
Publiés par la Chambre de Commerse de Pondichéry (Quatrième année. - No 91. - 5 aout 1868).
4pp. letterpress. 350 x 220mm, 13¾ x 8¾". Some wear.
A trade newspaper, listing the prices of commodities, published in the Indian city of Pondicherry, then a French colony. The city remained French until 1954, seven years after Indian indpependence from Britain.
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[Six Japanese-language San Francisco Newspapers, 1893-5]
[Six Japanese-language San Francisco Newspapers, 1893-5]
Six newspapers, each 4pp, pages each approx 410 x 280mm (16 x 11"). Folded.
Includes copies of 'The San Francisco' and 'The New World', as well as articles, the newspapers contain cartoons and adverts. Following the 1868 Meiji Restoration in Japan small numbers of Japanese immigrants started journeying to the west coast of the USA in hopes of a better life, however, it wasn't until 1885 that Japanese immigrants started arriving in large numbers. The immigration of the Japanese was encouraged by the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act which barred new Chinese immigrants from entering the country which forced large business owners to look to Japan for cheap labour. Large port towns such as San Francisco attracted the highest numbers of immigrants. Newspapers and magazines such as these contained information from both Japan and the rest of the USA and were distributed around California.
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The Spectator,  Independent Liberal Newspaper, Every Saturday, Price 6d., by Post 7d.
The Spectator, Independent Liberal Newspaper, Every Saturday, Price 6d., by Post 7d.
Orders received by Wm. Dawson and Sons, 74 Cannon Street, City.
[n.d., c.1865.]
Letterpress broadside advertisement for The Spectator magazine, 'specimen copy sent by same post' printed in red ink at top. Sheet 205 x 100mm, 8 x 4".
The Spectator magazine was first published on 6 July 1828; its guiding principles are set out in the text.
Provenance: from a scrap album compiled c.1840 - 1880 by Alfred Towgood of Riverside, a paper mill owner at St. Neots, Huntingdon. He was also a Lieutenant in the Duke of Manchester's Light Horse.
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[Newspaper Reports of the Victory at Waterloo June 22nd 1815.]
[Newspaper Reports of the Victory at Waterloo June 22nd 1815.]
4to folio, gilt. 450 x 300mm (17¾ x 12"). Letterpress, 385 x 270mm (15¼ x 10½"). Folds, tears and surface dirt. Binding worn.
Two newspapers reporting the news of the Battle of Waterloo. One is a bound copy of the Times, the second is a copy of The Western Luminary: The Family Newspaper of the Nobility & Gentry, Farmers & Traders of the Counties of Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset which reports 'The Downfall of Bonaparte'.
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