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Ex-libris Zoë Thomson: 9 works in one volume.

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PAMPHLETS, belonging to Zoë THOMSON (1835-1913).  A sammelband containing 9 separate publications, with a typed general title “Pamphlets Presented by Their Authors to Zoe Thomson". [Various locations:] 1851-1887. 9 works in one volume, preceeded by a typed title [1p] and a typed contents list [1p]. 20th-century half leather gilt.

Provenance: Zoë Thomson, nee Skene, of Bishopthorpe, wife of William Thomson, Archbishop of York.

[William Conyngham Plunket, 4th Baron PLUNKET (1828 – 1897)]. “Te Deum Laudamus ! “ [Nov. 26th, 1883], [1-]2-3[-4]pp., inscribed “Mrs. Thompson [sic.] / from the Author / Nov 17/87”.

[Henry J. L. GRAHAM]. The Corsican Brothers: a melodramatic mixture of music and murder. By H.J.L.G. London: Gilbert & Rivington … Printed for the benefit of the Bournemouth Home for Invalid ladies, [no date]. [1-]4-19[-20]pp. Printed in black and red, inscribed “To Mrs. Thomson from Henry J.L. Graham …. Septr. 1881”.

Abraham HAYWARD (1801-1884). … Lady Palmerston. A Biographical Sketch. Reprinted, by Permission, from the “Times” of September 15, 1869. [N.p.: ‘not for sale’], June 1872. Pp. [1-]6-21[-24]. Title in red and black, half-title, inscribed “Mrs Thompson [sic.] with the Writer’s Comps. A.H.”

Form of Prayer to be used at the laying of the corner stone of St. Matthias' church ... by Mrs. Thomson, on ... July 30th, 1878. Sheffield: [n.d.]. 8pp. Not inscribed.

[H. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS]. Nineveh, the best Newdigate for years, therefore not to be recited in the Theatre, Oxford, July 3, 1851. Oxford: printed by J. Vincent, 1851. 12mo. Pp. [1-]6-12. Original wrappers.

[George Douglas Campbell, Duke of ARGYLL (1823-1900)]. [“Iona”] [No place but London: no date but 1870]. Pp. [1-]138 + 3 blanks at the end. 2 wood-engraved illustrations/plates, one mounted, the other (with two images on it) folded and inserted. Inscribed “To Mrs Thomson From the Author Sept 1870 By the Duke of Argyll”. Text seems to be complete (an early pre-publication proof and a different setting to the published work which was laid out over 141pages [see the copy presented to Queen Victoria in December 1870]). But the collation starts at B1, so missing title and prelims. as well as some plates. Stitched.

Lord PLUNKET. ‘If it be thou’. [N.p: n.d]. 1p. Not inscribed.

[Lord ROSSLYN]. In Memory of the Dona Mercedes de Bourbon, Queen of Spain, Consort of Alphonso XII. Married January 23rd, 1878. Died June 26th, 1878. Aged 18 years. [a sequence of four sonnets.] [London: Harrison & Sons, undated but 1878?]. Octavo. 6 black-edged leaves, at the foot of the final sonnet is Rosslyn’s facsimile signature, the title inscribed in ink “Mrs Thomson The Palace Bishopthorpe 1880 from a very old friend The Author”

Lord PLUNKET. Church of Ireland Training College. The Teacher’s Watchword. “Pro Christo discere ac docere” … Plunket, Dublin. July 26th 1887. 1p. Not inscribed.

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