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  • Signed copies

  • Approximately 200 letters (including a few autographs only) providing a window onto British intellectual life in the 19th century. As might be expected from their Walker provenance, there is particular strength in letters to do with Scottish based activity. The main fields of interest represented are geology, botany, theology, serious journals, pamphlets, books, and political activity. Certain names recur, particularly as recipients of the letters. The main ones are John Stuart Blackie (1809 – 1895), Professor of Greek at Edinburgh, man of letters, nationalist and radical – (Walker’s uncle): William Garden Blaikie (1820 – 1899), Scottish theologian, social reformer, temperance advocate, writer, and journal editor: William Carruthers ((1830-1922), keeper of the Botanical Department at the Natural History Museum and consulting botanist to the Royal Agricultural Society : and James Geikie (1839-1915), Scottish geologist and mineralogist

  • Billy Bluegum or Back to the Bush. Illustrated by Norman Lindsay

    DYSON, Edward

  • Genealogical Research Directory 1981 Australasian edition. 2 volumes

    JOHNSON, Keith A. & Malcolm R. Sainty

  • `A Change of Colour Wanted’. Original pen & ink drawing, signed B. E. Minns lower right

    MINNS, B. E. [Benjamin Edwin]

  • Hotel Labels 1934 – 1935. Over 230 worldwide hotel labels housed in 2 albums [23x31cms]. 31 countries are listed in the index, and the very attractive labels are tipped onto sheets, and filed under their country heading. 6 menus, dated 1934 and 1935 are also displayed

  • Fantastic Metamorphoses, Other Worlds. Ways of telling the self

    WARNER, Marina

  • Over 60 letters concerning the art scene in Britain in the latter part of the 19th century, mostly to John Callcott Horsley (1817-1903) who was a painter of historical and domestic scenes, a member of the Royal Academy, and himself the treasurer there from 1882 to 1897. The DNB says he was the ‘moving spirit’ in organising a series of ‘Old Masters’ exhibitions at the RA between 1875 and 1890, and that `he was indefatigable in searching for desirable pictures, and in persuading their owners to lend. For such duties he was remarkable well fitted’. The present collection of letters vividly illustrates this talent. It includes correspondence from Lady Butler, G. F. Watts, John Everett Millais, George Scharf, Sir George Grove, the Duke of Bedford, the Marquess of Bristol, the Earl of Cranbrook, Lord Egerton, the Earl of Normanton, Lord Yarborough, Lord Scarsdale. It rather appears that the Reverend John Walker found a rich source of autographs in Horsley who passed on to him a great deal of his apparently ephemeral correspondence


  • Wow! Students Festival 1936

  • The Theatre of Marvels. Preface by Marcel Marceau

    WINTER, Marian Hannah

  • Quiz Annual No. 12

  • Hilarity. Students Festival 1935