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Review: Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions and Sales by Private Treaty, 1643–1830, in the Library of the Grolier Club

BOOTH, Paul (1884 - 1963), DL; Vice-Pres., National Liberal Club; Trustee, Gladstone Library; Governor: Northern Polytechnic; National Coll. of Rubber Technology; Alderman, Essex County Council

GUPPY, Henry (1861 - 1948), LittD (Manchester); Médaille du Roi Albert; Librarian of the John Rylands Library, Manchester, since 1899; President (1926–27) and Hon. Fellow of the Library Association; Member of the Roxburghe Club; inaugurated the reconstruction of the Library of the University of Louvain, Dec. 1914

WARD, Edward (Willis Duncan) (1853 - 1928), late President Union Jack Club; late President Union Jack Hostel; Director-General of Voluntary Organisations; Hon. Commandant in Chief Metropolitan Special Constabulary; Chairman of Camps Library; Chairman of Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

BAILEY, William Henry (1838 - 1913), Chairman and Managing Director W. H. Bailey and Co. Limited, Albion Works, Salford; Director Manchester Ship Canal Company; Governor of the John Rylands Library, Manchester; President, Library Association of the United Kingdom, 1906–07; President of the Manchester Arts Club and of Manchester Shakespeare Society

FOYLE, William Alfred (1885 - 1963), Lord of the Manors of Great Bromley, East Donyland, Fordham Hall, Martells Hall, Blamsters Hall; Managing Director of W. and G. Foyle, Ltd; Director Foyle’s Educational, Ltd; Foyle’s Music Co., Ltd; Foyle’s Lending Libraries, Ltd; Foyle’s Welsh Co., Ltd; Piena Music Co.; Founder of Book Clubs

Wakefield, Charles Cheers (1859 - 1941), presented to National Portrait Gallery collection of portraits of British and Empire soldiers and statesmen of the Great War by Orpen and Sargent, 1933; also presented the Orpen Portrait of M. Paul Hymans to the Belgian Nation; purchased and presented to the Prime Minister for the British Museum, Nelson’s personal Log-Book with entries carried to the eve of Trafalgar; also previously presented to the Guildhall Nelson’s Sword of Honour given him with the Freedom of the City; presented early English manuscript, Great Chronicle of London to the Guildhall Library, together with a limited edition of a reprint thereof, 1934; Trustee, The Sir John Soane’s Museum; President Dickens Fellowship, 1927–29; twice President Motor and Cycle Trades Benevolent Fund; Chairman, Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund; President Aldwych Club, 1925–27; PGW in English Freemasonry; Sheriff of the City of London, 1907–08


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These semi-formal, non-profit associations provided members with books, discussion groups, and conviviality (unlike subscription and circulating libraries). They were segregated by class, sex, and, occasionally, religion. The great metropolitan clubs ...

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