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Monday, December 21, 2015


de bene esse: literally, of well-being, morally acceptable but subject to future validation or exception

An interesting item for sale at Lyon & Turnbull described as a rare broadside’ printed on two sheets: Lot 19, is a poster from the late 1860s, published in Birmingham by anti-slavery campaigners.
Despatch from Mr. Eyre to Mr. Cardwell, dated January 1866 ...
'"It is also well known out here, that Mr. Gordon was universally regarded as a bad man in every sense of the word. Reported to be grossly immoral and an adulterer, a liar, a swindler, dishonest, cruel, vindictive, and a hypocrite, such are the terms applied to the late G. W. Gordon and I believe abundant proof might be adduced of all these traits."
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 Untitled.jpg An interesting item for sale at Lyon & Turnbull later this month stands at the junction of three stories published by…

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