CARDINAL JOHN JOSEPH WRIGHT, THE BIBLIOPHILE.
Almagno, R. Stephen, O.F.M. (editor)
A memoir, much of it written in the Cardinal's own words, discussing the development of his interest in Joan of Arc and his collection of books and memorabilia concerning her. He donated his collection of more than 6000 volumes, the largest outside France, to the Boston Public Library in 1976. Cardinal Wright (1909-1979) was a charter member of The Pittsburgh Bibliophiles. Photograph.
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A CATALOGUE OF NEWSPAPER PLANT AND MACHINERY TO BE SOLD B...
Interleaved with bound-in ruled paper with lot numbers and prices realised written in, a few purchasers names also written in ink on catalogue text pages. With several important papers loosely inserted (see below). Of particular interest for the loosely inserted papers: 1) A T.L.s. from the Liquidator to J. Thomson, Northcliffe Newspapers Group, with attachment of "outstanding plant and machinery" showing their lot numbers in this auction; 2) copy of a type sheet titled "London Office Surplus Plant Unsold" listing the lot numbers and their cost prices (a No. 4 Metal Furnace from Hoe & Co listed at £42.15.0 while a 6-roll "Hoe" press is listed at £24,600.0.0); 3) Handwritten piece of ruled paper titled "Newcastle Sale, analysis of proceeds" and dated 26th October 1933; 4) Handwritten piece of paper titled "breed installation" with various figures showing depreciation, additions, sales and a balance. It would seem this particular copy of this catalogue belonged to somebody associated with Northcliffe newspapers, their liquidator or the auctioneers. The catalogue itself lists 1000 items and has 7 b&w illustrations at the beginning. The purchaser's names written in the catalogue and the accompanying "analysis of proceeds" are written by location - thus Derby, Leicester, Hull, Bristol and Lincoln. Fascinating item. Covers soiled and slightly rubbed. Corners bumped. Bookplate of Lawrence Wallis.