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Letter from Julian Huxley to Professor David Watson
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Letter from Julian Huxley to Professor David Watson

By Huxley, Julian

Typed and handwritten signed letter to "My dear Watson" dated 5th January 1934. 1pp. 20cm x 25cm. King's College Zoological Department headed watermarked notepaper. The advance copy of the book mentioned is Huxley's "Elements of Experimental Embryology" co-written with Gavin de Beer. "I have got a German refugee working here who is getting interesting results with Sabella". The German refugee was Fabius Gross (1906 – 1950) Hitler's Black Book entry: "Since 1934 – Researcher at King's College, London University. Speciality – genetics; experimental cytology; protozoology; experimental zoology." Gross and Huxley published 'Regeneration and reorganisation in Sabella' in 1935. The letter also mentions work with Alexander Wolsky and C. J. Bond. Handwritten note in pencil to verso: "Touting for signatures for candidature for Roy Soc". Nominated for candidature many times from the 1920's, and failing each time, it was not until 1938 that Huxley was eventually admitted as a Fellow. The tone of the comment may indicate the fundamental opposition of those who D'Arcy Thompson called "Herr Direktor and Herr Professor" in a letter to Huxley in May 1934. [Huxley Papers] A previously unrecorded letter. Sir Julian Sorell Huxley FRS (1887 - 1975) British evolutionary biologist, philosopher. Professor David Meredith Seares Watson FRS, FGS, HFRSE LLD (1886 – 1973) Jodrell Professor of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy at University College London. Ref. Jaenicke, L. "Fabius Gross (1906 – 1950), a protistologist almost lost from history"

$133.51

Handwritten letter to \
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Handwritten letter to "Jack": [J. B. S. Haldane]

By Huxley, Julian

Handwritten signed letter from Julian Huxley to "Jack" [J. B. S. Haldane] dated November 10 '52. Notepaper with printed heading 31 Pond Street, Hampstead. 17cm x 20cm. 2pp. Congratulating Haldane on receiving the Darwin Medal from the Royal Society. Lengthy additional discussion about the delayed publication and editorial requirements of 'Evolution as a Process', with suggestions for additions to Haldane's contribution to the work, which was published in 1954. Edited by Huxley, together with A. C Hardy and H. B. Ford, both of whom are mentioned in the letter, Haldane's contributory essay being 'Statics of evolution'. Huxley and Haldane were close friends and undoubtedly the best known British biologists of the early twentieth century. A previously unrecorded letter. Sir Julian Huxley FRS (1887 - 1975) British evolutionary biologist, philosopher. John Burdon Sanderson Haldane FRS (1892 - 1964) Julian Huxley's brother Aldous Huxley described him as "the biologist too absorbed in his experiments to notice his friends bedding his wife".

$133.51

The Voyage of the \'Discovery\'. Scott\'s Last Expedition
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The Voyage of the 'Discovery'. Scott's Last Expedition

By Scott, Captain R. F. R.N., C.V.O.

John Murray. London. nd. 11cm x 17cm. Advertising flyer for Scott's Last Expedition and The Voyage of the Discovery. Printed on both sides. Text and vignette to each.

$13.35

Fighting the Polar Ice
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Fighting the Polar Ice

By Fiala, Anthony

Hodder & Stoughton. London. nd. [c.1906]. 8.5cm x 14cm. Postcard advertising the publication of "The most significant book on the subject since Nansen's" Printed in dark green. Unused.

$13.35

A Hundred Household Hints
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A Hundred Household Hints

By Anon

The Cottage Furniture Arcade (Next door to P. E. Gane, Ltd.), 161-2, Commercial Street, Newport, Mon. 16mo. nd. [c. early 20th century]. 14pp. Original pictorial paper covers, red and black. String tie. Staple rusted. Includes Kitchen Economy, Fuel Economy, Cleanliness, Saving Gas, Soap, Table of Rough Measures, The Larder in Hot Weather, Odds and Ends, Cast Iron and Economy.

$13.35

Grim and Gay. A Calendar of Wit and Wisdom.
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Grim and Gay. A Calendar of Wit and Wisdom.

By Churchill, Rt. Hon Winston C.H. M.P.

G. Delgado Ltd. London. [1945]. 26pp. Original paper wraps, photo and red and black lettering to title. Ribbon tie. 1946 calendar in red and black to foot of each page. Headpieces in red. Covers lightly toned. Includes "Into Battle", "The End of the Beginning", "The Unrelenting Struggle", "Onwards to Victory, "We Can Take It" etc.

$33.38

Bezugsquellen - Nachweis fur Verlobte und Neuvermahlte
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Bezugsquellen - Nachweis fur Verlobte und Neuvermahlte

By [Frey, Jean ed.]

Album. Oblong quarto. 19.5 x 27 cm. Jean Frey Buch und Kunstdruckerei. Zurich. nd. [c.1907]. 96pp: 46 photograph plates. 46pp adverts, 2pp family tree form (unfilled), 1pp index. 1pp introduction. Original pictorial boards, gilt lettering and colour vignette to upper board, black lettered advertisement for Henckell & Roths Lenzburger Confituren to lower board. Cloth spine. All edges red. Decorative endpapers. Slightly faded with some wear to extremities. Text in German and French, is crisp and bright. Rare: no library holdings recorded worldwide. Practical resources for fiancées and newlyweds. Photographs of views in Switzerland. Numerous period advertisements. Jean Frey (1861 - 1951) founded his art printers in Zurich in 1889. From 1919 it was known as Jean Frey AG. This rare volume is dated from c. 1907 from advertisements within, and cannot be later than 1919 as it has the earlier printer's device to the final page.

$86.78

Rhein-lande
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Rhein-lande

By Siebenhar, H.

Album. H. Siebenhar. Koln. nd. 16.5 x 27 cm. 14 engraved plates, from photographs, on embossed art paper. Original pink cloth boards, gilt lettering and floral motif to upper board. Stamp of H. Siebenhar to rep. Boards a little discoloured with some wear. This album of photo-lithographs is rare. No copies in Worldcat. Siebenhar's Rhine Panoramas are more commonly found.

$46.73

Royal Marines Conquer Another Antarctic Peak. Adelaide Island. Successful climb of the hitherto unscaled Mount Gaudry, highest mountain on Adelaide Island.
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Royal Marines Conquer Another Antarctic Peak. Adelaide Island. Successful climb of the hitherto unscaled Mount Gaudry, highest mountain on Adelaide Island.

By British Antarctic Survey

Three original British Official photographs. Issued for the British Information Services by the Central Office of Information. London. 7 February 1963. 20.5 x 25.5 cm. Royal Marines conquer another Antarctic Peak. Pictures just received from the Royal Navy's Ice Patrol Ship H.M.S. Protector, taken during the successful climb to the top of the hitherto unscaled 9,000 feet Mount Gaudry, highest mountain on Adelaide Island inside the Antarctic Circle... made the final ten hour ascent in a night assault cutting steps and hand holds in a steep ice face... Each photograph has full information pasted to reverse. Crown Copyright reserved (Admiralty) Stamped Daily Mail Filed 8 Feb 1963.

$166.89

Wien
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Wien

By Kohn Brothers (eds)

B.K.W.1. [Brüder Kohn Wien 1]. nd. [c.1916]. Oblong quarto (17 x 25 cm). Album of 24 colour plates from watercolour paintings of Vienna by various artists. Original pictorial red and cream boards, red cloth spine, gilt lettering to upper board with armoured knight in black. B.K.W.I. in black to lower board. The plates are captioned in German, French and English. Corners rubbed, light shelf wear. Light stain to lower board. 1. Rathaus mit Lieben-Denkmal; 2. Universität und Liebenbergdenkmal; 3. Votivkirche; 4. Burgring; 5. Museum; 6. Karntnerstrasse; 7. Opernring mit Karntnerstrasse; 8. Opernring; 9. Stephansdom; 10. Graben mit der Dreifaltigkeitssaule; 11. Burg - Michaelerplatz; 12. Naschmarkt; 13. Schwartzenbergplatz; 14. Christinendenkmal; 15. Marienbrucke; 16. Kirche Maria am Gestade; 17. Kursalon im Stadtpark; 18. Kariskirche; 19. Beethoven - Denkmal; 20. Prater, Hauptallee; 21. Schloss Schonbrunn; 22. Schonbrunn; 23. Cobenzl, Schlosshotel; 24. Kahlenberg und Leopoldsberg. Not recorded in Worldcat, nor in the Austrian National Library Salomon Kohn, born July 31, 1873 Wehsely, Moravia, † 1945 concentration camp Auschwitz, Art photographer, publisher, wife Gusti. Founded in 1898 with his two brothers Adolf and Alfred in Vienna the postcard publishing Bruder Kohn: the birthplace of the Vienna art postcard (Signum "BKW I"). Little-known, yet historically interesting, locations in Vienna were artistically captured by well-known painters, with Kohn succeeding in attracting significant artists to the design of this new type of postcard (templates supplied by Karl Feiertag, Ernst Graner , Ludwig Koch, Mela Koehler, Erwin August Pendl and others). Kohn's apartment became a cultural salon where artists, writers, actors and scholars met; Gustav Mahler, Arthur Schnitzler, Peter Altenberg , Selma Kurz , Lotte Lehmann , Enrico Caruso , Bruno Walter , Karl Seitz , Max Reinhardt and Josef Popper-Lynkeus were in contact with Kohn. The publishing house was "Aryanized" in 1938. Kohn's successful work was abruptly stopped, and Kohn was allowed to continue working as an employee of his company until 1942, when the Kohn couple were arrested, initially taken to Terezin and then transported to Auschwitz. https://www.geschichtewiki.wien.gv.at/Salomon_Kohn

$46.73

Catalogue from Pike and Tucker. Poultry, Game, Horse and Dog Food Manufacturers. Established 1820.
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Catalogue from Pike and Tucker. Poultry, Game, Horse and Dog Food Manufacturers. Established 1820.

By Pike & Tucker

Printed by Bennett Brothers Ltd., Counterslip Works, Bristol. nd. (early 1900's) Oblong 8vo (24.5cm x 15cm) 58pp. Covers in green ink. Photo and engraved illustrations. Stapled. Lightly toned, covers a little discoloured. Final page index of prices struck through neatly with pen. Updated prices printed in purple ink. Order forms at rear removed at serration. Within the text is a reference to the Fertilizers and Feeding Stuffs Act, 1906 and a testimonial dated 1906, dating this catalogue to the early twentieth century. Pike and Tucker Offices 10 & 11 Peter Street Bristol; Factory 7,8, & 9 Cathay, Redcliffe, Bristol. A historic and rare Bristol trade Catalogue. Peter Street was destroyed in the tragic German Blitz of Bristol in 1940 - 1941, it seems that the Cathay factory was also destroyed and all records were lost. The printer of this catalogue, Messrs Bennett Brothers works was also destroyed, but their records have been preserved in Bristol Archives.

$46.73

Sylvia’s Home Journal
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Sylvia’s Home Journal

Quarto. 12 parts bound in one volume. Ward, Lock, & Co. London 1880. xxx, 518pp; 12 hand coloured plates "The Newest French Fashions" for each month printed by Lefevre and published by Goubaud et Fils. With the subscribers' inserts: the cut out patterns have never been used. Large folding Fashion Sheet January 1880, Madam Adele Letellier: collar, cape, pocket and cuffs in connection with our Cut-out pattern of a Lady's Ulster; Large folding fashion sheet February 1880, Madame Adele Letellier: needlework patterns; Large folding fashion sheet March 1880, Madame Adele Letellier: Sleeve, Cuff and Collar patterns; Cut out paper pattern of ladies bodice; Lage folding sheet of Needlework Patterns April 1880; Large folding sheet of Crewel Designs April 1880; Cut out paper pattern Tight fitting jacket for Spring wear; Tryptich large coloured folding extra presentation plate of Summer Fashions; Large folding Fashion Sheet May 1880; Full sized patterns for Lady's Petticoat Bodice, High and Low, Lady's Camisole, Lady's Petticoat Band and Gentleman's Collar and Cuff; Cut out pattern Ladies Pinafore Polonais; Large folding Fashion Sheet June 1880, Needlework Patterns June 1880; Large folding pattern for Fashionable Hood with embroidery design suitable for beading or Crewels; Cut out paper pattern: The Langtry Hood; Large folding fashion sheet July 1880; Diagram sheet for Little Boy's Sailor Suit, (closed tear); Cut out pattern for a Little Fichu Cape; [The large pattern sheet was discontinued from the August issue] Cut out paper pattern: Lawn Tennis Apron; Cut out paper pattern for the Jersey Bodice; Cut out paper pattern for a Casaquin Jacket; Cut out paper pattern for the New Mantle, "The Smock"; 3 colour litho plates: Order of the Household, Golden Rules for Cooks, 1881 calendar (some adhesion marks and small hole); Cut out paper pattern for a short Princess Dress. Numerous adverts and engravings. Later cloth, gilt lettering to spine, boards mottled. Some light spotting, and toning to monthly titlepages, p.xi (adverts) corner torn with loss. Occasional chipping to edges. Sylvia's Home Journal was a magazine of "fiction and entertaining literature, music, poetry, fine arts, fashions, and useful and ornamental needlework." Directed toward a young, female, middle-class audience and covering fashion, needlework, recipes and household management tips. A number of novels and short stories were first serialized in Sylvia's Home Journal. The British Library holding of Sylvia's Home Journal (P.P.5149.m.) was destroyed in World War II.

$113.48

Happy Christmas to you and have a good time
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Happy Christmas to you and have a good time

By Gross, Fritz

"Happy Christmas to you and have a good time" 11.5 x 16.5 cm (26 x 18 cm mounted). Original etching, signed by the artist. Further signature to inner mount. The etching illustrates two chefs preparing food. Fritz Gross (1895 -1969) Architect and artist, the instigator of open plan design, born in Brelitz, an Austrian Jew who fled to England with his family in 1938 at the invitation of the President of the Royal Institution of British Architects. The Fritz Gross collection is housed in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.

$113.48

Signed typewritten letter to Lieut.-Col. Sir Thomas Cecil Russell Moore
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Signed typewritten letter to Lieut.-Col. Sir Thomas Cecil Russell Moore

By Hore-Belisha, Rt Hon Leslie

Typewritten letter, 25cm x 20cm. 1pp. signed and addended in blue ink to Lieut.-Col. Sir Thomas Moore, C.B.E., M.P. 186 Piccadilly W1. On headed notepaper, dated 23rd January 1948. Regarding the Yugoslav Aid Committee, mentioning the Duchess of Atholl, Moore's son-in-law James Harrower and Moore's daughter Priscilla. Short fold split to edge. Leslie Hore-Belisha, 1st Baron Hore-Belisha Liberal MP, Cabinet Minister, Secretary of State for War, dismissed in 1940, revealing widespread anti-Semitism in government. Oswald Mosely calling him a "Jewish Warmonger", Henry Pownall called him a "political jewboy". H.G. Wells named him in "The Shape of Things to Come" 1934 – prophetically it turned out. (Belisha Beacons were introduced by him) Lieut. Col. Sir Thomas Cecil Russell Moore MP for Ayr 1925-1964. In the 1930's he publicly supported Adolf Hitler and the policies of Nazism. The British Yugoslav Aid Committee under the chairmanship of the Duchess of Atholl, Sir Thomas Moore M.P.: Post Holocaust and Tito-Stalin split aid for Yugoslavia.

$60.08

Handwritten letter, in the original envelope to Sir Evan Cotton
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Handwritten letter, in the original envelope to Sir Evan Cotton

By Lord Curzon [Curzon, George Nathaniel, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston]

Handwritten letter, in the original envelope, franked Foreign Office. 6.45pm 21 August 23. 19cm x 12.5cm. 4pp. I wonder if you can send me a copy of Journal nos 43-44 of the Bengal Past and Present which is missing in my valued series & never reached me: and also if you can let me have a duplicate of Journal no 29 in which I wrote a paper about the Black Hole Monument. It may interest you to know that in odd moments I am at work on my long promised History of Govt House Calcutta tho I do not wish any announcement made to that effect. Foreign Office 1 Carlton House Terrace S.W.1. August 19 1923 to The Editor, Bengal Past and Present, Calcutta Historical Society, Town Hall, Calcutta. Curzon, George Nathaniel, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859–1925), politician, traveller, and viceroy of India. At the time of writing, he was Foreign Secretary. In January 1924, Curzon vacated the Foreign Office and he was able to devote much of 1924 to completing one of his finest books, a study of Calcutta and the viceroys which was posthumously published under the title British Government in India; the work mentioned in this letter. Sir Evan Cotton (1868-1939) Liberal politician, barrister, administrator, journalist, historian and writer. His Calcutta Old and New, first published in 1909, remains unsurpassed to this day. He was the son of Henry Cotton (Liberal MP) the author of 'New India, or India in Transition' who opposed Curzon's invasion of Tibet and partition of Bengal.

$166.89

Typewritten letter to Dr Macpherson
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Typewritten letter to Dr Macpherson

By Jarvis, Claude Scudamore

Typewritten letter, Chele Orchard, Ringwood, dated 24th April 1947, signed and addended in black ink to Dr MacPherson. 1pp. 25cm x 20cm. Thanking him for the "parcel of rice, cocoa-nut and ground nuts, which in other days I used to call ful Sudani". With mention of Gold Coast, McMurtrie, Libyan Oases, rice, cocoa-nut, ground nuts, Sudan, the fight against the anopheles mosquito. "You can console yourself by knowing you are far better off wherever you may be than in England. Not only do we have an intolerable government, but also the most frightful weather" Claude Scudamore Jarvis CMG OBE (1879 – 1953) British colonial governor, Arabist and naturalist. The Royal Central Asian Society awarded him the Lawrence Memorial Medal in 1938. Sir John Stuart Macpherson GCMG (1951) KCMG (1945) CMG (1941) Colonial Governor of Nigeria 1948-54.

$40.05

Handwritten letter to Dr Patrick Kelly.
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Handwritten letter to Dr Patrick Kelly.

By Burney, Dr William

Handwritten letter. Gosport, November 9th 1818. 33cm x 23cm. folded 2pp. From William Burney To Dr P[atrick] Kelly, Finsbury Square, London. With seal. Corners creased. Uniformly lightly toned. Regarding the vacancy for Mathematics Master at The Royal Mathematical School, Christ's Hospital occasioned by the death on October 28th of Thomas Simpson Evans LLD FLS (1777-1818) aged 41, Mathematician, formerly Assistant Astronomer Royal to Dr Maskelyne. 'His library was considered one of the most valuable collections of mathematical and philosophical works in the kingdom.' ODNB Dr. William Burney (1762 – 1832) Burney's Naval Academy in Gosport was founded in 1791. Patrick Kelly LL.D. (1756–1842) Mathematician, Metrologist, author, astronomer, friend of Neville Maskelyne and John Herschel. For many years he was master of the Mercantile School, in Finsbury Square, London.

$100.13

Beschryving der stad Utrecht, Behelzende derzelver Opkomst, en voornaamste Lotgevallen, Mitsgaders de opvolging der Bisschoppen tot het eide der twaaffde eeuwe. Benevens eene verhandeling over de vyf Collegiale Kerken, voornamelyk, die van S. Marten en S.
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Beschryving der stad Utrecht, Behelzende derzelver Opkomst, en voornaamste Lotgevallen, Mitsgaders de opvolging der Bisschoppen tot het eide der twaaffde eeuwe. Benevens eene verhandeling over de vyf Collegiale Kerken, voornamelyk, die van S. Marten en S.

By Blondeel, Valentyn Jan

Bound together with: Janssen, L. J. F. Der boom van Jesse, eene muurschilderij uit de XV eeuw. In de Buukerk to Utrecht, bescheven en opgehelderd. Utrecht. 1846. Bound together with: Manuscript dated 1829. 8vo. lii, 396pp. Title page in red and black, engraved frontis., 2 folding engraved maps, 1 folding engraved plate, slight tear. [19pp]. Folding engraved plate. Original paper wraps. Manuscript 2pp with slight tears. Addenda pasted in. Half calf, gilt motifs and lettering to spine in five compartments, decorated embossed boards, rubbed to extremeties.

$166.89

Collezione Album Diamante. Napoli-Pompei. Fotografie inalterabili al bromuro d’argento. Diretto esclusivo per l’Italia.
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Collezione Album Diamante. Napoli-Pompei. Fotografie inalterabili al bromuro d’argento. Diretto esclusivo per l’Italia.

By New Photographic Society of Berlin

Oblong 8vo. Original decorative cloth, blindstamped and gilt, with a vignette of Vesuvius in gilt. Album of 24 silver bromide photographs. Signature to ffep. Upper hinge cracked. Slight spotting throughout. Pages slightly buckled. Rubbed to extremities.

$113.48

Here's to Mumming! Here's to Christmas, the Season of Mumming
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Here's to Mumming! Here's to Christmas, the Season of Mumming

By Greenwood, John Ormerod

Christmas 1930. Favil Press (No. 110). Folded sheet. 24cm x 30cm. Mummer's song. Musical notation, text and coloured woodcut. Handwritten conundrum to verso. Toned, untrimmed. John Ormerod Greenwood (1907-1989) Actor, author, playwright, producer and Quaker historian. Founder member of the Group Theatre of London.

$46.73