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The Most Rare and Excellent History of the Dutchess of Suffolk, and her Husband Richard Bertie's Calamities.
The Most Rare and Excellent History of the Dutchess of Suffolk, and her Husband Richard Bertie's Calamities. To the Tune of ''Queen Dido.'' Originally published in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth; reprinted in 1738; and again in 1806.
Nichols and Son, Printers, Red Lion Passage, Fleet Street.
Letterpress songsheet with small engraved plate. Sheet 495 x 305mm (19½ x 12").
A 27-verse song relating the story of Katherine Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk, and her second husband, Richard Bertie. As supporters of the Protestant Reformation the couple fled to the continent to avoid Mary I's purges, and were appointed administrators of Lithuania by the king of Poland, Sigismund II Augustus. An account of their exile appeared in Foxe's Book of Martyrs, probably written by Bertie.
Provenance: Sandys Family, Ormersley Court, Worcestershire.
[Ref: 52115]   £250.00  
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[Writing sheet.] Guardians of England's Honour. The British Seaman.
[Writing sheet.] Guardians of England's Honour. The British Seaman.
[dated 1873 in mss. text.]
Writing sheet, 4pp., with coloured wood-engraved vignette. Used with letter to "Dear Mother & Father etc ..", creased and worn.
The vignette shows a sailor standing at a deck gun.
[Ref: 52041]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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By the King. A Proclamation, for dissolving this present Parliament, and declaring the Calling of another.
By the King. A Proclamation, for dissolving this present Parliament, and declaring the Calling of another.
London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, Printers to the King's most Excellent Majesty. 1796.
Broadside. Framed, window 340 x 270mm (13½ x 10¾"). Paper age-toned, time stained. Unexamined out of frame.
A proclamation announcing a General Election, in which William Pitt the Younger's war-time government was returned with a large majority, beating Charles James Fox's opposition. The new parliament was to be the last 'Parliament of Great Britain'; the United Kingdom had been created before the next election.
[Ref: 52122]   £290.00  
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[Minutes of a Bristol anti-East India Company meeting.]
[Minutes of a Bristol anti-East India Company meeting.]
J.M. Gutch, Printed.
[Meeting] 28th March, 1812.
Folio letterpress extract, pp. 5-7. Creases.
The minutes of 'a general meeting of the Merchants, Traders, and other inhabitants of the City of Bristol, convened by the Mayor', calling for for free trade to India and China, in effect calling for the abolition of the East India Company's monopoly.
[Ref: 52008]   £360.00  
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List of the Members of the General Board of the Catholics of Great Britain.
List of the Members of the General Board of the Catholics of Great Britain.
[Privately printed by] Luke Hansard & Sons, near Lincoln's-Inn Fields, London. May, 1813.
4pp. letterpress. 430 x 280mm (17 x 11"). Folded, some staining.
The Board was founded in 1813 to raise money to distribute free Catholic bibles. The list includes: Dr William Gibson (1738-1821), Vicar Apostolic of the Northern District; the Earl of Shrewsbury and other nobles, baronets, etc.
[Ref: 52110]   £360.00  
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A Song, Addressed to the Independent Electors of Lymington.
A Song, Addressed to the Independent Electors of Lymington. To the Tune of 'Gee Ho, Dobbin'.
R. Galpine, Printer, Lymington. [n.d., c.1812.]
Letterpress song sheet. 285 x 150mm (11¼ x 6"). Folds.
A broadside satirising the candidates for MP for Lymington, Hampshire. The chorus runs: 'Their fiat's gone forth, - if you swerve, - by the Lord, / You'll be duck'd in a horse-pond, and feather'd and tarr'd'.
[Ref: 52011]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Members of Parliament for 1702] A True List of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal,
[Members of Parliament for 1702] A True List of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, Together with the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses of the Parliament, which met at Westminster the 20th of October, 1702. as they are Returned into the Office of the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery.
Printed by Edward James in the Savoy, and Sold by Timothy Goodwin at the Queen's-Head against St Dunstan's Church in Fleet-street. 1702.
Scarce letterpress broadside. Sheet 500 x 405mm (19¾ x 16"). Bottom left corner with loss of text, creasing.
A list of the Lord and Commoners attending the Parliament of 1702, including Robert and Horatio Walpole, with asterisks marking new members.
Provenance: Sandys Family, Ormersley Court, Worcestershire.
[Ref: 52116]   £650.00  
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Rev. Joseph Sidden's Postscript to a publication entitled, “The Church of Peace and Truth.”
Rev. Joseph Sidden's Postscript to a publication entitled, “The Church of Peace and Truth.” Discource delivered in the Town Hall, Guildfor, on 14th August, qnd 9th of October, before the Guildford Protestant Association, and others. The Mayor, Joseph Haydon, Esq. in the Chair. By the Rev. Joseph Sidden, Catholic Pastor.
London: Published by T. Jones, 63 Paternoster Row; and sold by the Booksellers in Guildford,- Price Six-Pence.
Letterpress pamphlet. 8vo, pp. iv. Creased.
Notes about a lecture about Catholicism to a Protestant association.
[Ref: 52007]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Chansonnette Ecrite sous la dictée du Magister de Saint-Ouen,
Chansonnette Ecrite sous la dictée du Magister de Saint-Ouen, à la Fête donnée, le 30 Août 1818, par M. le Colonel Ternaux, pour célébrer la fête du Roi et l'inauguration de la statue de Henri IV, en présence de M. le Maréchal Duc de Reggio.
[1818]
Songsheet, 4pp. letterpress. 255 x 195mm (10 x 7¾"). Some creasing, staining on last page.
A song commissioned for the inauguration ceremony for the equestrian statue of Henri IV by the Pont Neuf in Paris, replacing the 1614 original destroyed in the Revolution.
[Ref: 52002]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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[Advert] Mr Mechi's Establishments, 4, Leadenhall Street & 112, Regent Street, London.
[Advert] Mr Mechi's Establishments, 4, Leadenhall Street & 112, Regent Street, London. Appropriate and useful Presents, from 5s. to £200 each, are exhibited at these establishments, consisting of Dressing Cases, Work Boxes, Writing Desks, Despatch Cases, the new Travelling Bag... Every Attention & Civility will be shewn to Inspecting Visitors, Whether Purchasors or not.
[n.d., 1857.]
Wood engraved advert. 400 x 295mm (15¾ x 11½").
A full-page advert on the back of an issue of 'Herbert Fry's National Gallery of Photographic Portraits'. It is illustrated with a large view of the interior of one of Mr Mechi's shop, the fronts of both shops, five illustrations of his work boxes and bags, and the Royal crest.
[Ref: 52040]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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