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LITERATURE,

MANUSCRIPTS

AND MODERN

FIRST EDITIONS

Thursday 28th February 2013, 1pm

Sale No. 36018

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❦ MANUSCRIPTS & EPHEMERA Lots 1-9

❦ POLITICS Lots 10-54

❦ CONTINENTAL AND ENGLISH

LITERATURE & HISTORy Lots 55-316

❦ MODERN FIRST EDITIONS Lots 317-361

❦ ILLUSTRATED BOOKS,

PRIVATE PRESS & LIMITED EDITIONS Lots 362-384

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1. Piozzi (Hester Lynch, formerly Thrale, née Salusbury, friend

of Dr Johnson, author, 1741-1821) 11 Au t o g r A p h Le t t e r s s i g n e d

hL pi o z z i A n d hLp to JA c o b We s t o n, s t e WA r d o f st r e At h A m pA r k

(9 with address panels to Jacob Weston), mostly in third person, and

an addition to a letter by Gabriel Piozzi in his autograph, together

28pp., 90 x 188mm. & sm. 4to, some remains of red wax seals,

Brynbella [Tremeirchion, near St Asaph], Denbeigh, Beaumaris &

Shrewsbury, (3 undated), 10th October 1794 - Thursday 17th August

1797, b u s i n e s s m At t e r s, o r d e r i n g g o o d s, s e t t L i n g b i L L s e t c., “The

last Draft is for the Lamp man in Bruton Street”... “Mrs. Piozzi hopes

nothing is owing to Mr Saltarelli, pray ask him, likewise Jefferies &

Jones & Evans the Grocer, and poor Mr Smith Chandler... buy two

Pots of Walker’s Tooth Electuary in St. James’s Street, & ask how

many brown blinds came down, Jacob’s Wife knows there were six

in Hanover Square...”; h e A Lt h, “... pray send my Books and my Pills.

The Pills above all things, for Sir Lucas Pepys bid me take on every

night and they keep me very well indeed... My Master has been very

bad indeed; and that just at coming into a new House...”; fA m iLy

A n d f r i e n d s, “... make Miss Thrales welcome at Streatham, and Mr.

Murphy [Arthur Murphy]... Jacob must find Mr. Murphy and follow

him with the enclosed Letter”; f i n A n c e s, “we cannot keep two

houses in Times like these, and live in a Third beside...”; p r i c e s o f

A g r i c u Lt u r A L p r o d u c e, “Wheat sold last Market for Twenty Shillings

the Bushel and Oats at five Shillings”; p r o b L e m s W i t h s e rvA n t s, “We

send this by William Fleet, who shall never drive me again, or Touch

a Horse of mine. We were engaged to dine with Lady Orkney, & go

at Night with her to Denbeigh Assembly: but the Coachman... could

not be found... and only returned just time enough to take us out. His

Master scolded him and he gave his Master Warning, & began to

drive us to Lady Orkney’s. But on the Road he set Spurs into Mole;

and checked him till the Blood ran down, and frighten’d me: and my

Master too... and I think we all escaped Death only by Providence of

God. He made no excuse, and he show’d no concern for terrifying me

almost into Fits, and letting my clothes be spoiled by the necessity of

putting down all the Glass Windows, while Mole kicked up the Dirt,

and broke the Boot, and was likely to kill himself... Jacob and his

Wife must not let in Barnard the Footman he has been sent away for

very bad Behaviour...”, 1 letter with piece working loose, another

extensively creased and torn but with text largely intact, numerous

tears, some where opened, others tears along folds, browned; and 2

other covering notes, both later, “Letters from Mrs. Piozzi” and “Dr

Johnsons Letters to Mrs. Lucy Porter”, v.s., v.d.

£15,000 - £20,000

*** un p u b L i s h e d. Not in Bloom & Bloom, The Piozzi Letters:

Correspondence of Hester Lynch Piozzi, 1784-1821..., vol. 2. 1792-

1798 & vol. 3, 1799-1804, Newark, University of Delaware Press,

1991 & 1993; but with reference in vol. I, Introduction, p. 17.

“In these business letters she [Hester Piozzi] seems less studied,

indeed indeed more genuinely, casual, than in the correspondence

with her friends. Never writing down to her stewards, for example,

she admitted her sense of dependence upon them (albeit expressed

somewhat peremptorily) and therefore her gratitude.” - Bloom &

Bloom, The Piozzi Letters.

❦ MANUSCRIPTS & EPHEMERA

The Property of Two Ladies

Lot 1

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st r e At h A m pA r k. After the death of Henry Thrale in 1781, Streatham

Park was leased out, the first tenant being Lord Shelburne, Prime

Minister. In 1790 Hester and Gabriel Piozzi returned to live there

and for the next six years she took up again her mantle of literary

hostess and refurbished the house in an Italianate style. Thereafter

they decided to live in north Wales, building Brynbella House,

near St Asaph. Streatham Park was then leased to various tenants,

including Peter Giles (d. 1830), grain merchant, at a rent of £550

per annum.

Jacob Weston (1742-1820), steward of Streatham Park.

Provenance: From the sale of furnishings and other items at

Brynbella in 1874 to Philip Pearson Pennant (b. 1834) who was

renting the house until his own, Nantlys, a large house was built

nearby. The Pennants were distant relatives of Thomas Pennant

(1726-98), the great Welsh naturalist and topographer, from whose

family they had inherited the Bodfari estate in North Wales. Louisa

Fielding, his great granddaughter and last of his line died in 1853

and the estates were entailed to the Pearson Pennant family.

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2. Piozzi (Hester Lynch, formerly Thrale, née Salusbury, friend of Dr Johnson, author, 1741-1821) 14 Au t o g r A p h Le t t e r s

s i g n e d “hL pi o z z i” A n d “hLp”, 13 to JA c o b We s t o n A n d 1 to pe t e r gi L e s (11 with address panels to Jacob Weston and 1 to

Peter Giles), mostly in third person, together 38pp., sm. 4to, some remains of red wax seals, Brynbella [Tremeirchion, near St

Asaph], Denbeigh & Shrewsbury, 5th November 1798 - 29th November 1799 (many dates from postmarks), o n vA r i o u s b u s i n e s s

m At t e r s e t c., “Mr. & Mrs. Piozzi hope all goes well at Old Streatham Park. Pray make our Coms: to Mr. Giles, & cut no Trees

without letting us know, and give us an Acc.t of what have been cut”; gA b r i e L pi o z z i, “My poor Master lies in Miss Thrale’s

Room not able at all to move hand or foot”; s e rvA n t s, “Things are very bad in the Stable, our young Man Thomas made a

good servant but he is a very bad Master indeed... lies in Bed till 8 or 9 o’clock and locks the Door, so that he and the Horses

and all are spoiling”; t h e i r c o A c h h o r s e s rAt A n d mo L e, “Pray do not starve my pretty Rat & Mole... Poor Mole met with a

sad Accident a Fortnight ago, he leaped over the Pole with one Hind Leg, and hurt his Belly, & inside of his Thigh”, tA x e s, “I

suppose the Receipt for the Assess’d Taxes is to serve as a Certificate that they have been paid; but we do not know when they

began to be charged”; pe t e r gi L e s At st r e At h A m pA r k, thanking him for an invitation to stay and commenting on a function

Giles held at the house, “I am glad old Streatham Park shone away so brilliantly...”; ; th e ir i s h re b e L L i o n o f 1798, “... because of

the Irish Families who run hither in whole Troops to shelter from the cruel Rebels who cut in Pieces every one that will not wear

a Green Ribbon”; t h e prospect o f A fr e n c h i n vA s i o n o f WA L e s, “... I suppose there is talk enough of the French. We are to have

ten Thousand Soldiers to guard the Welsh Coast... & be ready for sending over to Ireland”; L i v i n g in WA L e s, “We are very fond

of Wales and you never saw such a sweet place as my Master has made here”; ?A visit to t h e LA d i e s o f LL A n g o L L e n, “We go to

Bath next Monday - that is we set out for Bath, but we go first to see those Ladies that live in the nice Cottage you remember”,

1 letter cut at tail with possible loss, numerous tears, some where opened, others tears along folds, browned, v.s., v.d.

£15,000 - £20,000

*** un p u b L i s h e d. Not in Bloom & Bloom, The Piozzi Letters: Correspondence of Hester Lynch Piozzi, 1784-1821..., vol. 2. 1792-

1798 & vol. 3, 1799-1804, Newark, University of Delaware Press, 1991 & 1993; but with reference in vol. I, Introduction, p. 17.

“fA r e W e L L & b e L i e v e m e y o u r fr i e n d h:L: pi o z z i.”

Lot 2

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3. Stuart (Charles Edward, styled Charles III, known as the

Young Pretender, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Jacobite claimant to the

English, Scottish, and Irish thrones, 1720-88) Au t o g r A p h Le t t e r

s i g n e d “ch A r L e s p” to “mo n co u s i n”, 1p. with black wax seal of the

Royal coat of arms, in French, 205 x 195mm., 31st January 1743,

an expression of deep and abiding affection, “Je suis tres persuade

que vous l’embrasseriez avec joie, et de mon coté je trouverai bien

plus de plaisir a vous temoigner en Personne l’Amitié et l’estime

que je concus alors,” folds, slightly foxed, framed and glazed.

£1,500 - £2,000

*** Written perhaps, to Louis XV as an expression of mutual

goodwill shortly before Charles Edward Stuart’s invasion of

Scotland in 1745.

Lot 3

Lot 4

Other Properties

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4. Louisa Stuart (styled countess of Albany, consort of Charles

Edward Stuart, styled Charles III, known as the Young Pretender,

Bonnie Prince Charlie, 1752-1824) Au t o g r A p h Le t t e r s i g n e d

“Lo u i s e d e sto L b e r g co m t e s s e d’AL b A n y” to mo n s e i g n e u r

ri d o L f i At ro m e , 2pp. & address panel, in French, 4to, Florence,

27th January 1799, requesting payment as it is her only form of

income, arrangements for payment from her banker, Doctor Farnese

and bewailing having to spend her time in chasing payment, folds,

slightly stained, foxed and browned, torn where opened, framed and

glazed. £1,500 - £2,000

*** The marriage of Charles Edward Stuart and Louise was a

connubial and political disaster. No child and the promised pension

from France were forthcoming and the couple soon drifted apart, a

separation being negotiated by Gustav III of Sweden in 1784. Long

before that, in 1776 she began a long and enduring affair with the

Piedmontese poet Count Vittorio Alfieri (d. 1803), which caused

great scandal and precipitated a rupture with Charles’s brother,

Henry, Cardinal of York.

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Lot 5

5. Hackney Carriages.- hA c k n e y co A c h & cA b r i o L e t fA r e s,

Regulations and Acts of Parliament, printed on silk, 4 figures and

9 images, tissue repairs to verso, short tears and punch holes to

corners and head, some browning and spotting, 860 x 900mm.,

[1832]. £750 - £1,000

*** ‘In 1832 the Hackney Coach Board was abolished and its

licensing powers and management of the licence duties passed first

to the Board of Stamps and then, in 1833, to the Board of Stamps

and Taxes. Its regulatory powers passed entirely to a metropolitan

magistrate nominated by the Secretary of State for Home Affairs.’

- National Archives.

Lot 6

Lot 7

6. Heraldry Paintings.- ro L L s o f LL A n g At t o c k A n d gW y n fA m i L i e s,

2 watercolour coats of arms, on paper, framed and glazed, 290 x

240mm. & 295 x 240mm., [late nineteenth century]; and another,

modern, v.s., v.d. (3). £200 - £300

7. Persian manuscript.- [hi s t o ry o f pe r s i A n ki n g s], manuscript

in Farsi on paper, 160 ff.,written on versos only, 6 lines, a few

pencil transcriptions, attractive 19th century red panelled morocco,

gilt,little rubbed, presentation inscriptions and notes, inside covers,

4to, ? Iran, mid to late 19th century. £350 - £450

*** Apparently unpublished history of the kings of Persia, in a style

of Farsi, consciously avoiding arabic influence, perhaps connected

with court circles.

Provenance: Inscribed inside front cover: ‘E.H. Minns from

E.G.B., Christmas 1917’ E.G. Browne (1862-1926), eminent

Persian scholar, author of a Literary History of Persia (1902-24)

and Persia, aYear amongst the Persians (1893). Sir Ellis Hovell

Minns (1874-1953), archaeologist and palaeographer, Sanders

reader in bibliography, and first Disney Professor of Archaeology at

Cambridge (inscription, and bookplate inside back cover). Inscribed

to the eminent Orientalist Christopher Gandy on back free endpaper

‘To Mr Gandy as a souvenir of our firm friendship. London May

10th 1962 Ali Moshiri’, repeated in Farsi. Alis Moshiri, perhaps a

member of the well-known family of singers from Iran.

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8. Titanic.- Legate (R.D., “Westy”, 4th Officer on the Cable Ship

Mackay Bennett, hired by the White Star Line to retrieve bodies

after the sinking of the Titanic, fl. 1912-18) ph o t o g r A p h o f t h e

re v. k.c. hi n d c o n d u c t i n g A b u r i A L s e rv i c e At s e A o f s o m e o f t h e

u n i d e n t i f i e d b o d i e s f r o m t h e s i n k i n g o f rms ti tA n i c, pencil caption:

“Burial of Titanic victims from Cable Ship Mackay Bennett”, laid

down in an album, f. loose, 94 x 120mm., between 21st and 25th

April 1912; and a collection of other material relating to Legate and

his wider family, including: 2 p h o t o g r A p h s o f A c h A i r r e t r i e v e d

f r o m t h e ti tA n i c, p r e s u m A b Ly f o u n d f L o At i n g in t h e At L A n t i c, also

2 more photographs of the same image as above but taken from

a ?larger, framed version, photographs of “Westy” Legate in army

uniform fishing in Canada in 1918 and later, another: “ic e b e r g”,

lumber men in Davidson’s camp etc., Tufts Cove (Nova Scotia),

Minesville, South Africa and Surrey, Coldharbour and Redlands

(Surrey Hills), and postcards, most addressed to Daisy Fuller (of

Angmering, Sussex), including: Guildford, Woking, South Africa, 2

Bairnsfather cartoons in the first World War, Louis Bleriot’s landing

at Dover, 1910, auctioneering old clothes in Petticoat Lane, 2 boxing

postcards signed by “Spike” Robson, First World War Christmas

cards, illustrated letters etc., v.s., v.d. (qty). £1,000 - £1,500

*** After the Titanic sank on 14 April 1912, the White Star Line

commissioned several vessels to search the area of the disaster

for bodies. The Mackay Bennett set sail on 17 April and the first

corpses were retrieved on 21 April. All together the Mackay Bennett

recovered 306 bodies, of which 116 were buried at sea. Those who

were not identified were recomitted to the sea in canvas sacks and

weighed down with iron bars.

9. Edward VIII (King of Great Britain, later Duke of Windsor,

1894-1972) po rt r A i t p h o t o g r A p h b y hu g h ce c i L, s i g n e d: “ed WA r d

ri 1936”, blind stamp: “Hugh Cecil London” at tail, Cecil label on

verso, laid down on card, 240 x 184mm., 1936. £300 - £400

*** Cecil did the official accession photograph of Edward VIII in 1936.

Lot 8

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10. Churchill (John, First Duke of Marlborough) th e Le t t e r s

A n d di s pAt c h e s..., 5 vol., engraved frontispiece, half-titles, vol. II

many pp. corners creased, bookplates of G. de Clifton Parmiter on

front pastedowns, contemporary calf, gilt, m.e., 1845. £100 - £150

11. Churchill (Sir Winston Spenser) Lo r d rA n d o L p h ch u r c h i L L, 2

vol., London and New York, 1907; The Unknown War: The Eastern

Front, New York, 1931; Thoughts and Adventures, 1932; Great

Contemporaries, 1937; Step by Step 1936-1939, 1939, first or

first Am e r i c A n e d i t i o n s, plates, original cloth; and c. 45 others, by

or about Churchill, including Harrow School Register 1800-1911,

second edition, 1911, 8vo (c.50) £300 - £500

12. Churchill (Sir Winston Spenser) ty p e d L e t t e r s i g n e d to mA J o r

h.W. AL d e n, 1p., 8vo, Ministry of Munitions, Whitehall Place, 14th

December 1917, thanking him for his letter, folds, browned, together

with a portrait framed and glazed. £300 - £400

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13. Churchill (Sir Winston Spenser).- 33 p o rt r A i t s o f Wi n s t o n

ch u r c h i L L, of all aspects of his life at various ages, mixed media,

some reproductions, framed and glazed, v.s., v.d. £400 - £600

❦ POLITICS

The Property of a Gentleman

Lot 14

14. Churchill (Sir Winston Spencer).- 11 p h o t o g r A p h i c p o rt r A i t s

o f Wi n s t o n ch u r c h i L L, of all aspects of his life at various ages,

some reproductions, framed and glazed, v.s., v.d. £200 - £300

Lot 15

15. Churchill (Sir Winston Spenser) WA r r A n t A p p o i n t i n g ch A r L e s

Wi L L i A m du r m A n A s WA r r A n t officer in t h e ro yA L Air fo r c e,

D.s. “Winston S. Churchill” as Secretary of State for Air, printed

document, 290 x 355mm., framed and glazed, 1st January 1920.

£200 - £300

*** Durman was an air photographer with the Royal Flying Corps

during the First World War.

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16. Churchill (Sir Winston Spenser) Au t o g r A p h no t e f o r A

?s p e e c h At A d i n n e r g i v e n in h i s h o n o u r At sh e r ry’s, pA r k Av e n u e,

ne W yo r k, b y be r n A r d bA r u c h, gold trimmed folded card, 75 x

88mm., [18th March 1946], together with notes and a portrait of

Churchill, framed and glazed. £200 - £300

*** Refers to Baruch’s appointment to the Atomic Energy

Commission.

Lot 17

17. Churchill (Sir Winston Spenser) ph o t o g r A p h o f ch u r c h i L L o n

A visit to Ay r s i g n e d, 180 x 240mm., together with a typed letter

Lieut.- Col. Thomas Moore on Churchill’s behalf thanking him for

the security precautions during his visit, framed and glazed, 24th

September 1947. £300 - £400

18. Churchill (Sir Winston Spenser) ru L e s o f r A c i n g At “th e

ri b b L e s d A L e stA k e s” s i g n e d b y ch u r c h i L L, printed form with

manuscript insertions, 120 x 100mm., 22nd September 1949; and

5 other pieces, including a card signed by Churchill, together all

framed and glazed. £300 - £400

19. Churchill (Sir Winston Spenser) mA r L b o r o u g h: og hA n s tid,

4 vol., first dA n i s h e d i t i o n, maps and plates, contemporary half

morocco, gilt spines, 8vo, Copenhagen, 1949-51. £75 - £100

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20. Churchill (Sir Winston Spenser) A q u A n t i t y o f ch u r c h i L L i A n A,

including sculptures, vinyl recordings, albums of franks, letterheads

and monograms, including those of Churchill, v.s., v.d. £600 - £800

Lot 21

21. Churchill (Sir Winston Spenser) ty p e d L e t t e r s i g n e d to c.g.

di n e s, 1p., sm. 4to, 28, Hyde Park Gate, 10th December 1950, “I

am indeed obliged to you for sending me the four portraits on silk”,

with a portrait, framed and glazed. £300 - £400

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Lot 22

22. Churchill (Sir Winston Spenser) WA r effort, original

caricature illustration showing Churchill at the front of a fast moving

train, by George Alexander Whitelaw, pen and ink, heightened with

blue chalk, signed ‘Whitelaw’ lower right 225 x 265mm (8 3/4 x

10 1/4 in), slight surface dirt; The leading international political

figures of the world on top of the globe, by a different hand, pen

and ink signed and dated lower right, ‘Welland’, 350 x 265mm

(13 3/4 x 10 1/4 in), some spotting, 1936; Progress and Prosperity,

pen and ink over pencil, signed ‘A. Edney’, 230 x 330mm (9 x 13

in), minor damp-staining and spotting, all framed and glazed, (3).

£200 - £300

23. Churchill (Sir Winston Spenser) st e p b y ste p, 1936-1939,

first e d i t i o n, original cloth, 1939; Lord Randolph Churchill, first

Am e r i c A n 1 v o L. e d i t i o n, frontispiece and plates, frontispiece a

little foxed, inscription pasted onto endpaper, endpaper clipped,

original cloth, New York and London, 1907 § Bardens (Dennis)

Churchill in Parliament, 1967 § Gardner (Brian) Churchill in his

Time, 1968 § Roskill (Stephen) Churcill and the Admirals, 1977,

last 3 u n c o r r e c t e d p r o o f c o p i e s in original wrappers, spines a little

crease, all but the first original printed wrappers, spines creased;

and c. 20 others, by or about Churchill, 8vo (c. 25) £250 - £350

24. Churchill (Sir Winston Spenser) Au t o g r A p h Le t t e r s i g n e d

to kAt h L e e n du n c A n s o n, of Hudnall Park, Berkhamsted, 1p., 8vo,

10, Downing Street, 16th April 1953, thanking her for the present

of a gold and silver snuff box, folds; and another, another, a T.L.s.

from Clementine Churchill regarding the snuff box, together with a

portrait framed and glazed. £200 - £300

25. Churchill (Sir Winston Spencer) Lo r d rA n d o L p h ch u r c h i L L, 2

vol., light foxing, bookplates, spines faded, spine ends and corners a

little bumped, 1906; Thoughts and Adventures, bookplate, rubbed,

1932; Great Contemporaries, spine a little faded, 1937; Step by Step,

very light browning to endpapers, 1939, first e d i t i o n s, original

cloth; and 20 others by or about the same, 8vo (25) £200 - £300

26. Churchill (Sir Winston Spenser).- th e to ry co n f e r e n c e, 1974,

inscribed “Why, I remember Tony as an up-and-coming Deputy

Prime Minister when I was a Young Conservative”, Churchill skips

ahead eagerly, pen and ink over pencil, heightened with chalk, 300

x 450mm (11 3/4 x 17 3/4 in), slight surface dirt, signed upper

left; Winston Churchill’s grave-stone, surrounded by questioning

figures, pen and ink, signed upper centre, 280 x 370mm (11 x 14 1/2

in), minor surface stains; ‘I took precautions against the Russians in

1945’, pen and ink, heightened with watercolour wash, signed lower

right, 250 x 355mm (9 3/4 x 14 in), surface dirt, finger-soiling and

handling creases, all framed and glazed (3). £150 - £200

27. Churchill (Clementine S.) ty p e d Le t t e r s i g n e d to “my

d e A r mr s dA Ly ”, 1p., 8vo, 28 Hyde Park Gate, October 1949, I

am opening this Christmas Fair. Do come and buy some of your

presents there”, framed and glazed,. £100 - £150

28. Churchill (Randolph S.) Au t o g r A p h Le t t e r s i g n e d to “mA d A m”,

1p., 8vo, 2 Connaught Place, 5th September 1884, regretting that he

did not visit her picture gallery, framed and glazed; and another,

A.L.s from Jenny Churchill, v.s. (2).. £80 - £120

29. Cross (Sid) by t h e b A b b L i n g b r o o k, Sir Winston Churchill sits

on a makeshift bridge across a stream shaking hands with Clement

Atlee, while 2 liberals argue in the fields behind them, pen and ink

over pencil, signed and dated lower right, 340 x 460mm (13 1/4 x 18

in), central horizontal and vertical folds, surface dirt, framed and

glazed, 1950; with a group of original illustrations by Bill Proud,

Nicholas, Paul Wood, Heath, RGJ and Nick Downer, v.s., all framed

and glazed (7). £150 - £200

30. Cummings (Arthur S.M., 1919-1997) cu m m i n g s s e n d s A f e W

c h r i s t m A s g i f t s, showing a pot of paste for Atlee, a filing cabinet for

Monty, and others, pen and ink, with watercolour wash and pencil

inscriptions, 325 x 455mm (12 3/4 x 17 3/4 in), surface dirt, fingersoiling,

and handling creases; ‘Beria pulled gun on Malenkov,

original pen and ink with wash, signed upper right, 290 x 210 (11

1/2 x 8 1/4 in), both framed and glazed, (2). £120 - £180

31. Cummings (Arthur S.M., 1919-1997) sir Wi n s t o n ch u r c h i L L

A d o r n e d W i t h d o v e s A L o n g s i d e An t h o n y ed e n, pen and ink over

pencil, signed upper right, 360 x 310mm (14 1/4 x 12 1/4 in),

handling creases and horizontal fold, minor tear at right edge of

sheet, framed and glazed; Mr. Punch’s Literary Costume Ball,

lithograph, after Bernard Partridge, central vertical fold, framed

and glazed, from Punch’s Almanack, 1912 (2). £200 - £300

32. Cummings (Arthur S.M., 1919-1997) th e m o s t p o W e r f u L

ge n e r A L i s s i m o o n e A rt h, takes the salute from his loyal and devoted

troops, pen and ink on card, with watercolour wash, signed upper

right, 280 x 450mm (11 x 17 3/4 in), minor surface dirt, 1982; with

2 other original illustrations featuring Margaret Thatcher, with

one showing her as a balancing bar for John Major walking along

a tightrope, each sheet c.370 x 530mm (14 1/2 x 20 3/4 in), all

unframed (3). £200 - £300

33. Disraeli (Benjamin, prime minister and novelist, 1804-81)

“Ad m i t t h e b e A r e r to t h e g A L L e ry o f t h e ho u s e [o f co m m o n s]”,

94 x 75mm., with a reproduction portrait of Disraeli, all framed and

glazed, Thursday, 30th May 1844. £150 - £200

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34. Eng Politics.-‘... mr s th At c h e r A n d h e r f o rt y-e i g h t r e v o Lt i n g

to ry b A c k b e n c h e r s!’, lithograph, by Raymond Allen ‘Jak’ Jackson,

430 x 540mm (17 x 21 1/4 in), 1985; with two others, including

a lithograph of Margaret Thatcher in a horse-drawn chariot, and

another showing Thatcher about to be attacked by three dozen RAF

police dogs, both by Jak, with ink inscriptions, each 430 x 540mm

(17 x 21 1/4 in), all uniformly framed and glazed, 1983 and 1984,

respectively,(3). £120 - £180

35. Eng Politics.-“i tA k e it t h i s is s o m e k i n d o f d r e A m, to n y isn’t

it?” original illustration, signed ‘Jak’ lower right, pen and ink with

watercolour wash, 500 x 570mm (19 3/4 x 22 1/4 in); with another

illustraion by the same hand, with the pencil inscription “I think

your only chance of survival is if Neil Kinnock makes another of

his fighting speeches!”, pen and ink with watercolour wash, signed

lower right, 430 x 550mm (17 x 21 3/4 in), both unframed § Heath

(Michael John), Tony Blair in an egg timer, watercolour over pencil,

signed lower right, 225 x 270mm (8 3/4 x 10 1/2 in), signed and

dated, 2003, framed and glazed (3). £120 - £180

36. Fillmore (Millard, thirteenth President of the United States,

1800-1874) si g n e d WA r r A n t f o r A p r e s i d e n t i A L s e A L d i r e c t i n g

‘t h e se c r e tA ry o f st At e to Affix t h e se A L o f t h e un i t e d stAt e s

to t h e e n v e L o p e o f A L e t t e r A d d r e s s e d to he r mA J e s t y vi c to r i A,

folds, 155 x 205mm., with a portrait of Fillmore and 2 portraits of

Victoria, framed and glazed, 1852. £150 - £200

37. George I.- A pr o c L A m At i o n... . Declaring His Majesties pleasure

for continuing officers in Great Britain and Ireland, broadside, Royal

coat of arms at head, folds, some creasing and staining, browned,

framed and glazed, [ESTC lists 4 copies of this edition only], 390 x

302mm., John Baskett, Fifteenth Day of January, 1714. £60 - £80

*** A proclamation for the continuance of officers in their posts

after the death of Queen Anne.

38. George V (King of Great Britain and Ireland, 1865-1936)

Ap p o i n t i n g cy r i L he r b e rt AL f r e d mA r r i o t as ‘a Consul-General

for the Bukowina, Bessarabia, the old Kingdom of Roumania and

the Dobrudja, to reside at Calatz’, D.s. ‘George R.’, manuscript on

paper, lightly soiled, folds, creasing to lower corner, 375 x 475mm.,

framed, 8th August, 1930 § George VI (King of Great Britain

and Northern Ireland, 1895-1952) Appointing Herbert Gybbon-

Monypenny ‘to be our Consul-General to reside at Jerusalem’, D.s.

‘George R.’, manuscript on paper, folds, 405 x 525mm., framed

and glazed, 30th July, 1951; and 4 others, including appointment of

Connsul to South Africa signed by Elizabeth II (6) £300 - £400

39. Gorbachev (Mikhail) si g n e d ph o t o g r A p h of Gorbachev and

Reagan embracing, 190 x 245mm., framed and glazed, c.1986; and

a memorial of the Bermuda Talks signed by Dwight D.Eisenhower

and Harold Macmillan (2) £150 - £200

40. Hayes (Rutherford B. President of the United States, 1877-

1881) do c u m e n t, s i g n e d, A p p r o v i n g o f t h e c o n s u L A r c o n v e n t i o n

b e t W e e n t h e un i t e d stAt e s A n d t h e ki n g o f t h e be L g i A n s, dated

25th June 1880, folding creases, with a facsimile portrait of Hayes,

235 x 195mm., framed and glazed. £120 - £180

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41. Healey (Dennis) cA rt o o n s k e t c h o f ch u r c h i L L, pen and ink

cartoon, on House of Commons notepaper, 185 x 117mm., framed

and glazed, n.d. £80 - £120

42. Jackson (Raymond Allen, ‘Jak’, 1927-1997) “ho W L o n g

W e r e y o u d e s i g n i n g vA c u u m c L e A n e r s, simpson?”, pen and ink, with

watercolour wash, signed ‘Jak’ lower right, sheet 520 x 595mm

(20 1/2 x 23 1/4 in), surface dirt and spotting, 1984; The Chinese

Harrier, pen and ink, with watercolour wash, 520 x 595mm (20 1/2

x 23 1/4 in), surface dirt and spotting, 1978, both unframed (2).

£120 - £180

Lot 43

43. Laz, cartoonist. [stA L i n A n d ch u r c h i L L W i t h hi t L e r u n d e r h i s

A r m s i g n A L L i n g t h u m b s u p], pencil cartoon, fold, slightly creased at

tail, 210 x 270mm., Ensa, 9th August 1942. £100 - £150

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44. Low (Sir David Alexander Cecil, 1891-1963) WA i t i n g Wh A L e,

Sir Winston Churchill atop a ship reading a book titled Power & Party,

with a large whale alongside the ship, pen and ink, with watercolour

wash, signed lower right, 370 x 410mm (14 1/2 x 16 in); with Suez

Styles, Churchill at a tailors, pen and ink, with watercolour wash

and correction fluid, signed lower left, 360 x 390mm (14 x 15 1/4

in), framed and glazed (2). £150 - £200

45. Marlborough (John Churchill, first Duke of, 1650-1722)

Ap p o i n t i n g ro b e rt mo o r e, ‘to be Lieutenant to the Company in the

Regiment of foot Comanded by Brigdier Thomas Harringtone’ D.s.

‘Marlborough’, manuscript on vellum, lightly soiled, folds, 250 x

370mm., framed and glazed, 4th June, 1706. £150 - £200

46. Raven-Hill (Leonard artist, 1867-1942) ‘ov e r h e A r d At

We s t m i n s t e r’, pen and ink, initialed below image, on headed paper

of the Auxiliary Forces Club, framed and glazed, 225 x 175mm.,

c.1910. £150 - £200

*** Leonard Raven-Hill illustrated various journals including The

Butterfly, The Strand, The Daily Graphic and Punch, where this

cartoon was published.

Lot 47

47. Reagan (Ronald W.) and Margaret Thatcher. s i g n e d

p h o t o g r A p h o f re g A n A n d th At c h e r o u t s i d e t h e Wh i t e h o u s e, 190

x 245mm., framed and glazed, c.1981.; and 5 others, including 2

signed photographs, a lock of John F.Kennedy’s hair and 2 bottles of

House of Commons whiskey signed by Betty Boothroyd and Tony

Blair, one empty, v.s. (4) £200 - £300

Lot 48

48. Roosevelt (Franklin D. as Assistant Secretary of the Navy,

President, 1882-1945) ty p e d Le t t e r s i g n e d to Li e u t. Ay m A r

Jo h n s o n, 1p., discussing naval matters, ‘hope you have a bully

trip.’, on Navy stationary, framed and glazed, 230 x 185mm., Oct.16,

1917. £150 - £200

Lot 49

49. Sherriffs (Robert Stewart) Wi n s t o n ch u r c h i L L, bust-length

caricature portrait, pen and black ink, 200 x 130mm., signed and

indistinctly dated, lower right, captioned ‘Churchill’, lower left,

framed and glazed, [?1940]; with another bust portrait by another

hand, pen and ink heightened with body white, indistinctly signed

lower right, 195 x 180mm (7 3/4 x 7 in), both framed and glazed,

(2). £150 - £200

50. δ Steadman (Ralph, b.1936) Wi n s t o n ch u r c h i L L, with a rifle

penetrating his head, the barrel resembling a cigar, lithograph,

signed in ink, lower left, 500 x 720mm (19 3/4 x 28 1/4 in), surface

dirt, and minor spotting, framed and glazed. £100 - £150

Lot 51

51. Victoria (Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901) Ap p o i n t i n g

fr e e m A n h. mo r s e, ‘as Consul-General for the sid United States’,

manuscript on vellum, lightly soiled, folds, 320 x 415mm., along

with engraved portrait, framed and glazed, 19th July, 1869.

£200 - £300

*** Freeman H.Morse (1807-1891), United States Representative

from Maine, later Congressman, appointed Consul-General by

Abraham Lincoln in 1869.

52. Webster (Daniel, United States Senator and Secretary of

State, 1782-1852) cu t s i g n At u r e, a little browned, 80 x 25mm., with

portrait, framed and glazed, [?c.1820]. £100 - £150

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Other Properties

53. Churchill (Sir Winston Spencer) my eA r Ly Life: A ro v i n g co m m i s s i o n, first

e d i t i o n, frontispiece, plates and maps (1 folding), s i g n e d A n d i n s c r i b e d b y t h e A u t h o r

to front free endpaper dated 1931, occasional spotting, half-title, original cloth,

gilt, spine and covers faded, extremities a little worn, [Woods A37(a)], 8vo, 1930.

£400 - £600

54. δ Nemon (Oscar, 1906-1985) sir Wi n s t o n ch u r c h i L L, bronze bust with brown patina,

125mm. (5 in) high excluding wooden base, signed lower left side, from an edition of 10, c.1975.

£4,000 - £6,000

*** Provenance: presented to the British architect and designer, Philip Guilmant, by Churchill’s

daughter, Lady Mary Soames, in July 1975, to mark the unveiling of Nemon’s full size statue

of Churchill in Mexico City. Guilmant had lived and worked there for many years, and had

served on the commissioning committee.

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❦ CONTINENTAL AND ENGLISH LITERATURE & HISTORy

Lot 55

55. Bible, Latin, s i n g L e L e A f, mA r k c h. 7 v. 30 - c h 9 v. 30, 50 lines,

headings and chapter numbers in blue and red, few marginalia,

little soiled, in a card mount, 175 x 115 mm.. § Single leaf from

another Bible, Psalm 40 v. 13 - 48 v. 11, 53 lines, headings in red,

versal initials in red or blue, touched with yellow, vellum flaw, and

a few small holes, in paper mount, 240 x 173 mm. manuscripts on

vellum, double column, written in black ink in very small gothic

hands, 2-line initials in red or blue, with marginal decoration in the

contrasting colour, France, mid-thirteenth century (2) £250 - £350

Lot 56

The Property of a Gentleman

56. Missals, b i f o L i u m, 32 lines, double column, initials and headings

in red, rubricated, removed from a binding, corners clipped, creased

and browned, 365 x 225 mm., France, fourteenth century § single

leaf from another Missal, 30 lines, double column, 8-line initial

in colours on a gold and red background, with marginal foliage

decoration in colours and gilt, initials in red and blue, rubricated,

creased and little marked, 325 x 215 mm., France, fifteenth century,

manuscripts on vellum, in Latin, written in black ink in gothic

liturgical hands (2) £250 - £350

Lot 57

57. Gratianus. de c r e t u m, 6 ff. in 2 bifolia, only, from an 8 ff.

gathering, lacking middle bifolium, manuscript on vellum, in

latin, 49-53 lines, double column, written in black ink, in a cursive

bookhand, by Johannes de Gerdinghen, marginal notes in several

hands, initials in red, vellum flaws, one substantial, small holes and

marginal tears, somewhat soiled, c. 260 x 200 mm., ? Low Countries,

1370 . £300 - £400

*** Fragment of the Decretum Gratiani, the great 12th century

collection of Canon Law, including the end of the index to the

Decretiones, with a gap, a register of the Liber decretorum, 36

causae, and a few additiones.

Lot 58

58. Bartolomeo de San Concordio. su m m A d e cA s i b u s co n s c i e n t i A e,

single f., manuscript on vellum, in Latin, 48 lines, double column,

written in black ink in a very small gothic book hand, 2 initials

in blue or red, in a card mount, 175 x 120 mm., ? Germany, midfifteenth

century. £100 - £150

*** Fourteenth century encyclopaedia of canon law.

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Lot 59

59. Book of Hours, 2 L e Av e s, manuscript on vellum, in Latin, 11

lines, written in black ink in a gothic liturgical hand, 16 initials in

gold, on red, blue and white grounds, line-fillers, little marked, 200

x 145 mm., France, fifteenth century, with single ff from 2 other

Books of Hours, (4) £200 - £300

Lot 60

60. Book of Hours, b i f o L i u m A n d s i n g L e L e A f, manuscript on vellum,

in Latin, 13 lines, written in black ink in a gothic liturgical hand, 10

initials in gold on blue, or blue on red, backgrounds, slight marking,

180 x 125 mm., Flanders or France, fifteenth century, with single ff.

from 4 other Books of Hours (6) £200 - £300

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61. Book of Hours, s i n g L e L e A f, manuscript on vellum, in Latin,

18 lines, written in black ink in a gothic liturgical hand, 3 2-line

initials in gold on coloured backgrounds, small initials in gold or

blue, upper margin trimmed, some marking, 140 x 125 mm., France,

fifteenth century, and single ff from two other Books of Hours and

one Breviary (4). £150 - £200

Lot 62

62. Book of Hours, s i n g L e L e A f, illuminated manuscript on vellum, in

Latin, 17 lines, written in black ink in a gothic liturgical hand, 6-line

initial in red and white on a gold red and blue background, full-page

border in gold and colours, with foliage flowers and besants, small

initials in gold or blue, rubricated, tear repaired, affecting initial,

little marked, in card mount, 105 x 70 mm., Flanders, c. 1470.

£150 - £200

Lot 63

63. Choirbooks, 2 L e Av e s, from a very large manuscript, 5 lines,

with music on a 5-line red stave, 2 large initials in red, with pen-andink

decoration, creased and little marked, 735 x 530 mm., France,

fifteenth century § 4 ff., from a large manuscript, 7 lines, with music

on a 4-line red stave, 3 large initials in colour on gold backgrounds,

with marginal foliage decoration, browned, edges little frayed, 460

x 340 mm., Spain, sixteenth century, in Latin, on vellum, written in

black ink in gothic liturgical hands (6) £150 - £200

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Lot 64

Lot 65

64. Augustine, Saint. ep i s t o L A e, 328 ff., double column in table, 52

lines and headline, Roman type, sig.P. with initials and paragraphmarks

in red or blue, some worming to inner guter and into text

in certain areas on sigs. y-B (most inne gutter of sig.B), loss a few

letters on some ff., a few other ff. with small areas of worming,

mostly marginal, final f. with outer margin strengthened with thick

paper on blank verso, some browning and staining, 20th century

vellum-backed decorative boards, spine gilt, [BMC III, 755; Goff

A1268; Hain 1969], folio, [Basel], [Johann Amerbach], 1493.

£1,400 - £1,600

65. [Schedel (Hartmann) Li b e r ch r o n i c A r u m] c. 205 loose ff., only,

of 326, most with woodcut illustrations, one or two hand-coloured,

some tears & repairs, some staining, most in plastic sleeves, folio,

[Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 1493] £3,500 - £4,500

*** A very good collection of leaves from the most famous illustrated

book of the fifteenth century. It includes the complete Index in 19

ff (stained, margins repaired)., double page views of Wurzburg,

Magdeburg, Padua and Basle (originally each on 2 separate ff, now

joined), c. 25 smaller views, including Damascus, Rhodes, Athens,

Troy, Paris, Jericho, Babylon, Verona,. Alexandria, Metz, Macedonia

(hand-coloured), Lithuania, &c., portraits of saints, popes, emperors,

kings, queens, writers,&c, family trees, some extending over 2 pp.,

martyrdoms, church councils, monsters, &c.

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Lot 66

66. Incunabula.- c o L L e c t i o n o f L e Av e s f r o m i n c u n A b u L A, c. 35

ff., including Bible, Venice, Nicolaus Jensen, 1479, 3 ff., initials

supplied in red or blue, printed initials touched with yellow,

Bible, Nuremberg, Koberger, 1497, 4 ff., Pliny the Elder, Historia

Naturalis, in Italian, Venice, B. de Zenis, 1489, Schedel, Hartmann,

Liber Chronicarum, Nurenberg, Koberger, 1493, 9 ff., woodcuts,

including large view of Prussia (stained), portraits, &c. in a folder,

v.s. £200 - £300

Lot 67

67. Incunabula.- co L L e c t i o n o f L e Av e s f r o m i n c u n A b L e s A n d e A r Ly

p r i n t e d b o o k s, c. 45 ff., including Gart der Gesundheit, Mainz, Peter

Schoeffer, 1485, large hand-coloured woodcut, blue and red initials,

Augustine, Opuscula, Venice Dionysius Bertochus, 1491, Angelus

de Clavasio, Summa Angelica, Chivasso, Jacobinus Suigus, 1486,

Alexander Carpentarius, Destructiorium Vitiorium, Nuremberg,

Koberger, 1496, Jacobus de Voragine, Golden Legend, London,

Wynkyn de Worde, 1527, 2 ff., Bible, Strassburg, Gruninger, 1492, 4

ff., red and blue initials, Mesue, Opera, Venice, Peregrino Pascale,

1489, red and blue initials, some marked, tipped-in to a cloth album,

most with tissue guards, most with cuttings from catalogues, a good

and varied collection, v.s. £400 - £600

Lot 68

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68. Terentius Afer (Publius) co m e d i e, with commentary by Guido

Juvenal & Jodocus Badius Ascensius, lacks all after z7, large

woodcut on title, decorative initials, some worming at start, margins

trimmed, touching some headlines, staining to d6, little marking

elsewhere, early names and pen trials on title, interlinear and

marginal notes, many trimmed, eighteenth-century panelled calf,

gilt, rubbed, upper cover loose, [Adams T303], 4to in 8s, [Rouen],

[L. Hostingue & J Loys for R Mace], [1501]; sold not subject to

return. £300 - £400

*** Provenance. ‘Sum Willimi Lynnette & amicorum’ (calligraphic

note on title), ‘R Fulton’ (note on title).

Lot 69

69. Early Printing.- bo o k o f ho u r s, bifolium and single f, only,

printed on vellum, full-page woodcut of the Nativity, full borders,

initials supplied in gold on red or blue backgrounds, in card mounts,

8vo, [Paris, Hardouin, ? 1510] § Amman (Jost), battle scene in a

forest, woodcut, German text above and below,? cut from a version

of Livy, pasted on a paper mount, 140 x 150 mm., n.d., with 4 other

woodcuts cut from 15/16th century continental books, 3 handcoloured,

v.s. (8) £150 - £200

70. Du Bartas (Guillaume de Saluste) LA se p m A i n e o u cr e At i o n

d u mo n d e, title with woodcut device, woodcut vignettes, single

wormhole to lower margin of all to C8, water-stained, endpapers

remains of medieval ms., contemporary calf, blind-stamped

arabesque centre-pieces to covers, remains of later paper label to

spine, corners and upper and lower edges worn, rubbed, [Not in

Adams], [Geneva], Jacques Chouet, 1588; and 2 others, a copy of

Rinuccini’s Quattro lezzioni, 1561 (Adams R567) in later wrappers

and a 16th century odd vol., 8vo (3) £300 - £400

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Lot 71

71. Elzevier.- Bacon (Sir Francis) sc r i p tA in nAt u r A L i e t

un i v e r s A L i ph i L o s o p h i A, engraved pictorial title, folding table,

lightly browned, occasional spotting, contemporary vellum, yapp

edges, lightly soiled, [Willems 1157], Amsterdam, Louis Elzevier,

1653 § Helvetiorum Respublica diversorum autorum, engraved

pictorial title, lightly browned, occasional spotting, contemporary

vellum, red morocco label to spine, lightly soiled, [Willems 278],

Leiden, ex officina Elzeviriana, 1627 § Lucanus (Marcus Annaeus)

De Bello Civili, engraved pictorial title and a folding map, some

spotting and light water-staining (mostly marginal), contemporary

calf, richly gilt spine in compartments, spine ends chipped, corners

worn, rubbed, Amsterdam, ex officina Elzeviriana, 1658; and

another, Elzevier (Willems 1082), v.s. (4) £300 - £400

72. Rapin (René) du gr A n d o u d u su b L i m e d A n s L e s mo e u r s e t d A n s

L e s di f f e r e n t e s co n d i t i o n s d e s ho m m e s , [and Le Magnanime ou

l’Eloge du Prince de Conde], 2 vol. in 1, titles with woodcut printer’s

devices, occasional spotting or light browning, contemporary

mottled calf, gilt spine in compartments with floral decorations

and red morocco label, Paris, chez Sebastien Mabre-Cramoisy,

1686-1687 § Marchant (Peter) Tribunal Sacramentale et Visibile

Animarum, double column, title in red and black, lower corner torn

with loss and repaired, some staining and light browning, attractive

blind-stamped calf, metal clasps, spine repaired, Ghent, ex officina

Bartholomaei Pauli, 1642 § Eidous (Marc-Antoine) Mémoires

Littéraires sur différens sujets de Physique, de Mathematique...

de Geographie..., first e d i t i o n, 2 folding engraved plates, some

spotting, contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt and with orange

leather label, corners worn, rubbed, Paris, André Cailleau, 1750 §

[Lesage (Alain René)] Le Diable Boiteux, 2 vol., nouvelle edition,

engraved frontispiece and 12 plates, a few small repairs, affecting

a few letters, some staining and spotting, contemporary calf, spines

gilt and with double red leather labels, vol.2 spine worn, all corners

worn, rubbed, Paris, veuve Pierre Ribou, 1726; and 12 others,

Continental, including a 3 vol. set of the Satyre Menippe and a

Beaumarchais pamphlet, v.s. (17) £350 - £450

73. Hebraica.- Lightfoot (John) op e r A om n iA , 2 vol., engraved

additional pictorial title, 2 folding maps and double-page plan,

small engraved map within text, Hebrew characters, small ink

stamp to verso of printed titles, light browning to fold of 1 map,

occasional light spotting, but internally generally crisp and clean,

contenporary blind-stamped vellum over boards, vol.2 lower corner

of upper cover worn, both vol. library label to foot of spine, some

soiling, marked, a good set, folio, Roterdam, typis Regneri Leers,

1686. £200 - £300

*** Lightfoot was an English churchman, rabbinical scholar and

Vice-Chancellor of The University of Cambridge.

Lot 74

74. Binding.- L’office d e L A qu i n z A i n e d e pA s q u e, double column,

engraved frontispiece, title with woodcut arms, contemporary red

morocco with the arms of Louis Philippe, Duc d’Orleans, spine ends

nicked, corners worn, rubbed, g.e., [Olivier 2572:1], 8vo, Paris,

chez d’Houry, 1739. sold as a binding and not subject to return.

£200 - £300

75. Montesquieu (Charles de Secondat) oe u v r e s, 3 vol., engraved

portrait frontispiece and 2 folding maps, some marginal worming to

vol.3 occasional spotting and staining, bookplates of Sir Edward W.

Watkin, contemporary calf, spines gilt, vol.1 upper cover detached,

taking with it frontispiece, all vol. rather worn, chez Nourse, 1767 §

[Barruel (l’Abbé Augustin)] Les Helviennes ou Lettres Provinciales

Philosophiques, 3 vol, half-titles, errata f. at end of vol.2 and 3,

occasional spotting or light browning, contemporary mottled calf,

spines richly gilt and with tan leather labels, rubbed, Amsterdam,

chez Moutard, 1785; and 7 others, French, most 18th century, v.s.

(13) sold not subject to return. £250 - £350

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Lot 76

76. Delandine (Antoine François) L’en f e r d e s pe u p L e s An c i e n s o u

histoire d e s di e u x in f e r n A u x, 2 parts in 1 vol., first e d i t i o n, halftitle,

some browning to sig.M, 19th century half calf, gilt, rubbed,

[Caillet 2895 “ouvrage d’érudition ecrit avec méthode”], 8vo,

Paris, 1784. £200 - £300

*** On the underworld and its gods.

Lot 77

77. Early Printing.- c o L L e c t i o n o f L e Av e s f r o m en g L i s h b o o k s, c. 25

ff. , including John Gerard, Herbal, 1597, 9 ff., woodcuts of plants,

some worming, Rathbone, Surveyor, 1618, figures, Shakespeare,

Third Folio, 1663 & Fourth Folio, 1685, single ff. from Cymbeline

& Much Ado respectively, Willoughby, Birds, 1676, 2 text ff. & 2

plates, Sloane, Jamaica, 1725, 2 text ff. & 2 folding plates, little

marking, v.s. 16th-18th centuries. £200 - £300

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78. Classics.- Tacitus (Cornelius) th e An n A L e s, engraved fullpage

plan, woodcut decorative initials, colophon within decorative

woodcut border, with initial and final blanks, water-stained, M2

small hole within text with loss of a few letters, contemporary calf,

rebacked in modern polished calf, gilt, corners worn, [by John

Bill], 1622 § La Mothe Le Vayer (François) Notitia Historicorum

Selectorum, or Animadversions upon the Ancient and Famous Greek

and Latin Historians, translated by William D’Avenant, some light

browning and spotting, ink signatures of William de Grey, 1678,

contemporary calf, lower cover detached, spine ends worn, [Wing

L301], Oxford, Leon Lichfield, 1678 § Aesop. Select Fables of Esop

and other Fabulists, engraved frontispiece, 14 plates and vignettes,

some spotting, lightly browned, contemporary calf, gilt, spine ends

chipped and with central split (book block intact), corners worn,

rubbed, scarce, for J. Dodsley, 1765 § Virgilius Maro (Publius)

Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis, 2 vol., titles in red and black and with

engraved portrait, 58 engraved plates, some foxing, contemporary

red morocco, gilt, spines slightly darkened, rubbed, [Cohen-de

Ricci 1017], impensis J. et P.Knapton...et Gul. Sandby, 1750; and

10 others, most 18th century English editions of the Classics, but

also including a 1684 8vo edition of Ogilby’s Works of Virgil, v.s.

(14) £350 - £450

Lot 79

79. Bacon (Sir Francis) sy L vA sy LvA r u m o r A nAt u r A L L hi s t o ry in

te n ce n t u r i e s, first e d i t i o n, 2 parts in 1, second issue (with printed

title dated 1627), fine engraved portrait frontispiece and additional

pictorial title, with blanks L3, 2A1, 2D4, 2M1 and g4, additional

pictorial title chipped at upper margin, D1 and 2H3 small section

from lower blank corner torn away, not affecting text, short tear to

S1, just within text, but with no loss, T2 small hole at head, slight

loss to printed border, 2A2 short tear to outer edge, touching sidenote,

but with no loss, water-staining to varying degrees throughout,

mostly marginal, contemporary calf, sympathetically rebacked,

preserving original red morocco label, marked, [STC 1169; Gibson

171], small folio, by I[ohn] H[aviland and Augustine Mathewes] for

William Lee, 1627. £300 - £400

*** Scarce at auction. The second part is Bacon’s utopian work New

Atlantis. This edition was published by William Rawley, Bacon’s

chaplain and friend.

Provenance: J.Pemberton, 1755 (ink signature to front free

endpaper); Pull Court Library; Richard Lane Freer (bookplates); 2

17th century ink names to front free endpaper and verso of portrait.

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80. Bacon th e t W o b o o k e s o f sr fr A n c i s bA c o n, o f t h e p r o f i c i e n c e

A n d A d vA n c e m e n t o f L e A r n i n g, d i v i n e A n d h u m A n e, third edition, title

with woodcut printer’s device, woodcut initials and head-pieces,

trimmed at head, occasionally just touching a headline, waterstained,

ink names to title, contemporary mottled calf, rebacked in

20th century morocco, [STC 1166; Gibson 83], small 4to, Oxford,

I.L....for Thomas Huggins, 1633. £150 - £200

Lot 81

81. Civil War.- th e ch A r g e vo t e d Ag A i n s t bi s h o p Wr e n o n

mu n d Ay, 5 o f Ju Ly , 1641, title with large woodcut printer’s device,

browned, modern boards, [ESTC ‘Not in Wing’], small 4to, no

printer, 1641. £200 - £300

*** Rare. Not in British Library. ESTC lists only one copy (Nat.

Lib. Scotland). At the time of this charge Wren was Bishop of Ely.

His support of the royalist Archbishop Laud and his toughness on

the puritans led to his imprisonment by the Parliamentarians from

1641-1659. He was uncle to the architect Christopher Wren.

82. Swan (John) th e stA n d A r d o f ti m e. or t h e me A s u r i n gre

e d, 2 parts in 1, first title with woodcut ornament, 2nd title

within typographic border, 2 preliminary ff. bound before title,

K4 cancellans for K1, ?lacking 2 other preliminary ff. (ESTC’s

collation calld for [12], but the record also notes ‘Verify presence of

leaves ≤A3,4, not present in L copy’), some spotting, stained, [Wing

S6240B], for Austin Rice [&c.], 1656-1653 b o u n d W i t h a defective

copy of Swan’s Speculum Muni, later reversed calf, joints splitting,

but holding firm, rubbed, small 4to sold not subject to return.

£200 - £300

*** Rare. ESTC records only four copies.

83. [Allestree (Richard)] th e ge n t L e m A n s cA L L i n g, first e d i t i o n,

2 engraved pictorial titles, 2 engraved portraits, stain to foot of

pictorial title, trimmed at head, occasionally affecting a head-line,

early 20th century red morocco, gilt, rubbed at extremities, [Wing

A1115], 8vo, for T.Garthwait at the Little North-doore of S.Pauls,

1660. £200 - £300

*** The true first edition of this spiritual courtesy book, with

advertisements to verso of a2,

84. Heraldry.- Carter (Matthew) ho n o r re d i v i u u s o r A n An A Ly s i s

o f ho n o r A n d Ar m o r y , engraved frontispiece, pictorial title and

7 plates, stained, contemporary calf, foot of spine worn, [Wing

C659], for Henry Heringman, 1660 § Dawson (Thomas) Memoirs

of St.George The English Patron; and of the Most Noble Order

of the Garter, first e d i t i o n, engraved frontispiece, title in red and

black and with engraved depiction of Garter medal, 1 engraved

plate, occasional small areas of water-staining to margins, lightly

browned, contemporary panelled calf, lacking spine label, cornes

worn, a few scuffs, for Henry Clements, 1714; and 4 others, Heraldry,

including Bird’s Magazine of Honour, 1642, 8vo & 12mo (4)

£150 - £200

85. 17th Century Religion.- Ross (Alexander) pA n s e b e i A o r, A

v i e W o f A L L r e L i g i o n s in t h e v v o r L d:, fifth edition, engraved portrait

frontispiece and portraits within text at end, B3&4 bound before B1,

N2 tear repaired with tape within text, loss of a few letters, occasional

spotting, a few stains, contemporary calf, sympathetically rebacked,

corners worn, [Wing R1976], for John Williams, 1675 § Thomas à

Kempis, Saint. The ChristiansPattern, or A Divine Treatise of the

Imitation of Christ, title with woodcut ornament, tear within text to

R6, no loss of text, some staining, lightly browned, contemporary

calf, metals clasps, worn, [Wing T944], by Eliz. Redmayne, 1684;

and 3 others, 2 17th century Religion and a defective copy of

Broughton’s Concent of Scripture, c.1587, v.s. (5) £200 - £300

*** The second mentioned is scarce, with ESTC listing only five copies.

Lot 82 Lot 83 Lot 85

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Lot 86

86. Butler (Samuel).- [D’Urfey (Thomas)] bu t L e r’s gh o s t: o r

hu d i b r A s. th e fo u rt h pA rt. Wi t h re f L e c t i o n s u p o n t h e s e ti m e s,

first e d i t i o n, 4pp. advertisements at end, foxed, contemporary calf,

sympathetically rebacked, corners worn, rubbed, [Wing D2703;

Pforzheimer 342], for Joseph Hindmarsh, 1682; and 1694 and 1720

editions of Hudibras, 8vo & 12mo (3) £250 - £350

*** The sympathetic continuation of Samuel Butler’s burlesque

Hudibras.

87. Coke (Sir Edward) Ar g u m e n t u m A n t i-no r m A n n i c u m: o r

An A r g u m e n t p r o v i n g, f r o m A n c i e n t h i s t o r i e s A n d r e c o r d s, t h At

Wi L L i A m, du k e o f norm A n d y, m A d e n o A b s o L u t e c o n q u e s t o f

en g L A n d b y t h e s W o r d , first e d i t i o n, engraved frontispiece, a

few marks, lighty browned, 20th century crushed morocco, [Wing

C5998B], by John Darby, 1682 § Parliamentary Proceedings.-

The debate at large, between the House of Lords and House of

Commons...in the session of the convention, anno 1688. Relating to

the word, abdicated, and the vacancy of the throne, in the Common’s

vote, some water-staining, contemporary calf, spine ends chipped,

rubbed, [Wing E1288A], for J.Wickins, 1695 § Turner (S.H.) The

History of the Anglo-Saxons, 3 vol., first e d i t i o n, folding handcoloured

engraved map, some light browning / foxing, bookplates of

Sir William Somerville, contemporary red straight-grain morocco,

gilt, spines faded, joints starting, but holding firm, rubbed, for

T.Cadell, 1799-1801; and 4 others, including a 3 vol. set of Seward’s

Anecdotes of Distinguished Persons, 1795 in good contemporary

calf, v.s. (9) £250 - £350

Lot 88

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88. Vesey (Elizabeth).- Maimbourg (Louis) th e hi s t o ry o f

t h e Le A g u e, translated by John Dryden, first e d i t i o n in en g L i s h,

mr s. eL i z A b e t h ve s e y’s c o p y, with her signature to head of title,

engraved frontispiece, occasional staining at foot, 19th century half

calf, upper cover detaching, foot of spine chipped, corners worn,

rubbed, [Wing M292; Pforzheimer 132], 8vo, M.Flesher for Jacob

Tonson, 1684. £150 - £200

*** Elizabeth Vesey (1715-1791), an important and early member

of the ‘Bluestockings’, a society of women which hosted informal

literary and political discussions. Her circle included Edmund

Burke, David Garrick, Samuel Johnson, Edward Gibbon and Adam

Smith.

Lot 89

89. Prideaux (Humphrey) th e t r u e nAt u r e o f im p o s t u r e f u L Ly

d i s p L Ay e d in t h e Life o f mA h o m e t 2 parts in 1, first e d i t i o n, halftitle,

some water-staining, heavier to last few ff., contemporary calf,

sympathetically rebacked, [Wing P3416], 8vo, for William Rogers,

1697. £150 - £200

Lot 90

90. Raleigh (Sir Walter) An Ab r i d g m e n t o f sir WA Lt e r rA L e i g h’s

hi s t o ry o f t h e Wo r L d, edited by Laurence Echard, engraved

portrait frontispiece, lacking errata at end, Z2 short tear within text,

no loss, Z4 paper flaw / small hole with loss of a few letters, some

browning and spotting, contemporary blind-stamped calf, spine in

compartments and with red morocco label, [Wing R151], scarce at

auction (we can trace no copy since 1982), 8vo, Printed for Mat.

Gillyflower, 1698 £200 - £300

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Lot 91

91. Josephus (Flavius) th e Wo r k s, engraved additional pictorial

title, double-page map and plan and 2 plates, 2H1&2 stained at

foot, a few smaller stains elsewhere, engraved bookplate of Viscount

Lymington, contemporary panelled calf, joints cracked, but holding

firm, rubbed, for Richard Sare, 1702 § Bible, English. The Song of

Solomon, Newly Translated from the Original Hebrew, translated

by Bishop Thomas Percy, first e d i t i o n, half-title, title in red and

black and with woodcut ornament, some Hebrew characters,

lightly browned, contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, upper cover

detached, taking with it half-title and title, spine ends chipped,

corners worn, for R. and J. Dodsley, 1764; and a Folio Society

edition of the second mentioned, folio et infra (3) £250 - £350

92. Steele (Sir Richard) and Joseph Addison. th e tAt L e r. th e

Lu c u b r At i o n s o f is A A c bickerstAffe, esq., 4 vol. containing numbers

1-271, vol.4 half-title, advertisements to vol. 1 & 3, ink ownership

inscriptions (some erased) to heads of titles, contemporary panelled

calf, [Rothschild 1948], folio, John Morphew, 1710 [1711]; and 6

others, including an attractive 4 vol. set of The Rambler; sold as a

periodical and not subject to return (10) £200 - £300

93. Sprat (Thomas) th e hi s t o ry o f t h e ro yA L so c i e t y o f Lo n d o n,

third edition, title in red and black, engraved frontispiece and

2 folding plates, front endpaper becoming loose, contemporary

speckled calf, corners bumped, 4to, for Samuel Chapman, 1722.

£100 - £150

94. Ramsay (Andrew Michael, Chevalier) th e tr Av e L s o f cy r u s...

to W h i c h is A n n e x’d A di s c o u r s e u p o n t h e th e o L o g y A n d my t h o L o g y

o f t h e Anc i e n t s, 2 vol., second edition, initial advertisement f., 2

engraved frontispieces, contemporary panelled calf, gilt spines in

compartments and with red morocco labels, spine ends chipped,

joints splitting, but holding firm, rubbed, Printed: And Sold by

T.Woodward, 1727-1728; Les Voyages de Cyrus , avec un Discours

sur la Mythologie, 2 vol. in 1, titles with woodcut ornament, title

soiled and with ink stamp, some water-staining and finger-marking,

occasional spotting, contemporary calf, gilt spine in compartments

and with leather label, rubbed, a scarce edition, Luxembourg, chez

Andre’ Chevalier, 1728; Histoire de la Vie de Messr. François de

salignac de la Motte-Fenelon, first e d i t i o n, engraved frontispiece,

title in red and black and with engraved vignette, lightly browned,

some light foxing, modern boards, The Hague, chez les Freres

Vaillant, 1723; The History of Henri de la Tour d’Auvergne, Viscount

of Turenne, Marshal-General of France, 2 vol., first e d i t i o n in

en g L i s h, Jo h n boy L e’s c o p y (5th Earl of Orrery & Cork), with his

ink signatures, bookplates and a lenghty note on the author, narrow

areas of damp-fraying to preliminaries and final few ff., a few minor

marginal worm traces, contemporary calf, spines in compartments,

lacking 1 label, corners worn, by A.Betteswood & C.Hitch, 1735;

and 2 others, by the same, v.s. (8) £350 - £450

*** A good selection of works by Ramsay. He was the friend, executor

and biographer of Fenelon and later tutor to Prince Charles Edward

Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie). He spent a large part of his life in

France and was associated with Freemasonry from its introduction to

the country. John Boyle’s copy of the life of Henri de la Tour in this

lot provides an insight into the life of Ramsay with his autograph note

to front free endpaper ‘I knew him well, & I think he had lived so long

in France that he had forgotten his own native language’. Boyle was a

variously a friend of Swift, Pope and Johnson.

Lot 95

95. Limborch (Philippus van) th e hi s t o ry o f t h e in q u i s i t i o n,

translated by Samuel Chandler, 2 vol. in 1, first en g L i s h e d i t i o n,

half-titles, titles in red and black, 9 engraved plates, some folding,

engraved head-pieces, a crisp and clean copy, contemporary

speckled calf, gilt,rebacked, a little rubbed, 4to, J. Gray, 1731.

£150 - £200

Lot 96

96. ge n t L e m A n’s mA g A z i n e (th e): o r, mo n t h Ly in t e L L i g e n c e r,

vol.1, 25 (2 copies), 30, 38, 47, 60 (2 copies), 68 (2 copies), together

10 vol., vol.1 th o m A s Wo L f e’s c o p y, engraved plates, maps and

illustrations, some spotting and offsetting, contemporary calf, half

calf, or vellum-backed marbled boards, 1 copy of vol.25 with text

block split in 2, those in vellum, rubbed and scuffed, at St.John’s

Gate [&c.], 1731-1798; and 2 others, 18th century periodicals,

8vo & 4to (12) sold as periodicals and not subject to return.

£500 - £700

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Lot 97

97. Declaration of Independence.- ge n t L e m A n’s mA g A z i n e (th e):

o r, mo n t h Ly in t e L L i g e n c e r, vol.46 (for the Year 1776), 8 folding

engraved maps and 3 plates and plans, illustrations, some offsetting,

occasional spotting, contemporary vellum-backed marbled boards,

spine ends chipped, corners worn, rubbed and scuffed, 8vo, at

St.John’s Gate, for D.Henry, 1776. sold as a periodical and not

subject to return. £400 - £600

*** Includes the first printing in England of the American

Declaration of Independence and maps of the Western Hemisphere,

Long Island, Connecticut, Rhode Island &c. and of His Majestie’s

Armies in New York.

Lot 98

98. Steele (Sir Richard) and Joseph Addison. th e sp e c t At o r , 8

vol., engraved frontispieces and titles, light offsetting, handsome

contemporary calf, red morocco labels with floral gilt decoration to

spines, spine ends and corners a little bumped, a little rubbed, for

J.& R.Tonson and S.Draper, n.d.; and 6 others, an incomplete set of

the same, 8vo (14) £200 - £300

Lot 99

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99. Architecture.- Langley (Batty & Thomas) th e bu i L d e r’s

Je W e L, engraved frontispiece and 99 plates, 4 plates partially

coloured in pencil, frontispiece trimmed at foot, affecting imprint,

lightly browned, 20th century panelled calf, earlier black morocco

label to spine, for R.Ware, 1751 § Vignola (Giacomo Barozzi) Les

Cinq Ordres d’Architecture, engraved throughout, inner margins

of first 2 ff. neatly strengthened, ink stain to lower margin of p.21,

inner gutters stained at head, lightly soiled, some spotting, 20th

century calf, rubbed, [Paris], [chez Daumont], [1760], small 4to (2)

£250 - £350

100. Böhme (Jakob) th e WAy to ch r i s t di s c o v e r e d, initial

publisher’s f., occasional spotting, a few stains, contemporary calf,

rebacked, corners worn, rubbed, Manchester, Joseph Harrop, 1752

§ [Fénelon (François de Salignac de La Mothe)] The Archbishop

of Cambray’s Dissertation on Pure Love, with an account of the

life and writings of the lady, for whose sake the Archbishop was

banish’d from court, second edition, some ink and pencil marginalia,

some staining, contemporary calf, rebacked, corners worn, rubbed,

Luke Hinde, 1738; and 14 others, 18th and 19th Century Religion,

including a 1724 l’Histoire du Vieux et du Nouveau Testament,

1724 with numerous engravings, v.s. (16) sold not subject to return.

£300 - £400

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Lot 101

101. Cochin (Charles Nicolas) and Jérôme Charles. ob s e rvAt i o n s

u p o n t h e A n t i q u i t i e s o f t h e t o W n o f he r c u L A n e u m, di s c o v e r e d At

t h e fo o t o f mo u n t ve s u v i u s, first en g L i s h e d i t i o n, 42 engraved

plates, 1 trimmed just within border, browning to edges of title and

last 2 plates, occasional spotting, contemporary calf, gilt, head of

spine chipped, corners worn, 8vo, for D.Wilson, and T.Durham,

1753. £250 - £350

*** The date of publication is wrong; the first French edition

appeared in 1754.

Lot 103

Lot 102

102. Military.- re g u L At i o n s f o r t h e pr u s s i A n in fA n t ry, first

e d i t i o n in en g L i s h, 6 folding plans and 7 folding tables, creasing to

some plates or tables, title lightly browned and spotted, occasional

spotting elsewhere, contemporary calf, gilt, rubbed, a good copy

of scarce work, for Paul Vaillant, 1754 § [Young (Major William)]

Manoeuvres for a Battalion of Infantry, 32 partially hand-coloured

engraved folding battle plans on fewer sheets and 9 additional

single-sheet plans, title working loose, water-staining to foot of a

few plates (varying in amount), disbound, scarce, for J.Millan, 1767;

and 2 others, 17th and 18th century Military, including William

Biggs’ Military History of Europe, 1755, 8vo (4) £300 - £400

103. [Sterne (Rev. Laurence)] th e Life A n d op i n i o n s o f tr i s t r A m

sh A n d y, ge n t L e m A n., first e d i t i o n, (with first state of vol.7),

engraved frontispieces to vol.1 and 3, half-titles to vol. 4 and 6,

vol.5 lacking initial blank and half-title, vol.1 title with 2 marginal

repairs, not affecting text, lightly browned, occasional spotting,

attractive polished calf, gilt, by F.Bedford, richly gilt spines in

compartments with dark green morocco title labels and dark green

and red morocco vol. number labels, vol.1 with the slightest of chips

at head, vol.8 title label slightly chipped, with loss of ‘e’ in Sterne,

g.e., [Rothschild 1970], a handsome set, 8vo, R. and J. Dodsley or

for T.Becket and P.A. Dehondt, 1760-1767. £1,000 - £1,500

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104. Antiquities.- Ducarel (Andrew Coltee) An g L o-no r m A n

An t i q u i t i e s co n s i d e r e d, in A to u r t h r o u g h pA rt o f no r m A n d y,

20 engraved plates, 1 double-page, some light offsetting, later half

calf over cloth, gilt title to upper cover, spine gilt, corners a little

worn, rubbed, a very good copy, folio, for the Author, by T.Spilsbury,

1767. £200 - £300

*** Includes the remaining tapestries in Bayeux Cathedral. Ducarel

was an English antiquary, librarian and archivist of Huguenot

descent.

105. Sherlock (William) A po e t i c A L di s c o u r s e co n c e r n i n g de At h,

engraved vignettes, title trimmed at head with loss to first word,

Dublin, for John Exshaw, 1768 § The Dying Speeches and Behaviour

of the Several State Prisoners, browning, rebacked, later endpapers,

for J.Hooke, 1730 § Bunyan (John) The Pilgrim’s Progress, 2 vol.

in 1, woodcuts, for A.W. and J.Clarke, 1743; The Holy War, new

edition, engraved frontispiece and plates, offsetting, printed for the

proprietors, 1795, contemporary calf; and 2 others, Dublin imprints,

8vo & 12mo (6) £120 - £180

*** All are scarce editions. Only one copy of the second in the UK

(not in BL).

Lot 106

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106. [Sterne (Rev. Laurence)] A se n t i m e n tA L Jo u r n e y th r o u g h

fr A n c e A n d itA Ly . by mr. yo r i c k, 2 vol., first e d i t i o n, half-titles, list

of subscribers, lacking advertisement f. (as often), lightly browned,

polished calf by F. Bedford, richly gilt spines in compartments and

with red and green morocco labels, heads of spines slightly chipped,

slightly rubbed, g.e., a good set, 8vo, for T.Becket and P.A. de Hondt,

1768. £350 - £450

*** With p.150 l.12 in Vol.1 in second state (‘vous’) and last line of

p.133 in vol.2 in first state (‘who have’).

107. [Defoe (Daniel)] th e Life A n d mo s t su r p r i s i n g Ad v e n t u r e s

o f ro b i n s o n cr u s o e, lacks half-title, E1 and K5 torn at upper

corner with loss of text, occasional spotting, a few small stains,

contemporary calf, gilt spine in compartments and with red morocco

label, spine ends chipped, corners worn, Paris, J.G.A. Stoupe,

1783 § Pope (Alexander) Of the Use of Riches, second edition,

1p. advertisements at end, lightly browned, modern half calf, spine

gilt and with red morocco label, by J.Wright for Lawton Gilliver,

1733 § Dodington (George Bubb) The Diary of the late George

Bubb Dodington, first e d i t i o n, half-title, 1p. advertisements at

end, contemporary red morocco, spine gilt, spine creased, rubbed,

Salisbury, E.Easton, 1784 § [Dodsley (Robert)] The Oeconomy of

Human Life, first e d i t i o n, engraved frontispiece, water-stained,

contemporary half calf, rebacked, rubbed, for M.Cooper, 1751;

and c.15 others, 18th century Literature and History, v.s. (c.19)

£350 - £450

*** The first mentioned is rare with ESTC recording only three copies.

Lot 108

108. Dodd (William) th o u g h t s in pr i s o n, first du b L i n e d i t i o n,

occasional spotting and finger-marking, bookplate of Arthur Melville

Clark, contemporary calf, spine gilt and with black morocco,

label, upper cover with area of worming, Dublin, for Messrs.

S.Price [&c.], 1778; and 2 others, by or edited by Dodd, v.s. (3)

£200 - £300

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Lot 109

109. Military Finance.- A co L L e c t i o n o f re g u L At i o n s or d e r s

A n d in s t r u c t i o n s fo r m e d A n d issued f o r t h e use o f t h e Ar m y in

c o n s e q u e n c e o f t h e pAy -office Ac t, K5&6 a few finger-marks,

attractive contemporary polished calf, gilt, spine in compartments

with gilt floral motifs and a red calf label, small nick to one

compartment, edges stained green, a very good copy of a scarce

work, 8vo, J.Walter, [1788]. £200 - £300

Lot 110

110. en c y c L o pA e d i A britA n n i c A, 20 vol., fourth edition, c. 500

engraved plates, maps and charts, a few with volvelles, some

marginal worming, occasional spotting and browning, a few stains,

contemporary calf, worn, 4to, Edinburgh, 1810. Sold not subject

to return. £250 - £350

Lot 111

111. Napoleon.- th e co r s i c A n’s do W n fA L L. th e rise, nA m e , r e i g n,

A n d f i n A L do W n fA L L o f nA p o L e A n [sic.], ... by A ro yA L Ar c h mA s o n,

first e d i t i o n, stain to inner margin of title, a few spots, attractive

crushed red morocco by Hatchards, bearing gilt Imperial Eagles,

bee motif and wreathed initials ‘N’, g.e., 8vo, Mansfield, [1814].

£200 - £300

*** A scarce provincially printed work in a handsome binding.

Lot 112

112. [De Quincey (Thomas)] co n f e s s i o n s o f A n en g L i s h op i u me

At e r, first e d i t i o n, half-title, lacking advertisement f. at end, halftitle

lightly browned, occasional spotting, new endpapers (loose),

contemporary polished calf, rebacked, preserving original gilt

backstrip with black leather label, 12mo, 1822. £250 - £350

113. Barrie (J.M.) A Wi n d o W in th r u m s, A.L.s. f r o m t h e A u t h o r

to Lo r d es h e r tipped-in, a little rubbed at extremities, still near-fine

overall, preserved in drop-back box, 1889; Tommy and Grizel, spine

slightly browned, spine ends and corners bumped, speckling to foreedge,

1900, first e d i t i o n s, original cloth; and 3 others by the same,

8vo (5) £150 - £200

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Lot 114

114. Albertus Magnus. de s e c r e t i s m u L i e r u m. it e m d e v i rt u t i b u s

h e r b A r u m L A p i d A m e t A n i m A L i u m [A n d o t h e r W o r k s], engraved

pictorial title, bookplate to verso of title, contemporary ink

inscription to front free-endpaper, lightly browned, occasional

staining, some spotting, contemporary vellum, [cf. Simon, BG, 77],

12mo, Amsterdam, Janssonius , 1643. £250 - £350

*** A scarce edition of this work on women’s health and beauty.

Includes diet.

Lot 115

115. Alliette. ph i L o s o p h i e d e s h A u t e s sc i e n c e s, o u L A cL e f d o n n é e

A u x en fA n t s d e L’Art d e L A sc i e n c e & d e L A sA g e s s e, first e d i t i o n,

engraved frontispiece and diagram, frontispiece and title foxed,

lightly browned, some spotting or light foxing, contemporary calfbacked

marbled boards, spine gilt and with red morocco label,

corners worn, rubbed, [Caillet 213], 8vo, Amsterdam, Chez l’Auteur

[&c.], 1785. £200 - £300

*** ‘Ouvrage fort rare’ (Caillet). Primarily on divination and cabal.

Lot 116

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116. Brown (J.H.) sp e c t r o p i A: or, su r p r i s i n g sp e c t r A L iL L u s i o n s

sh o W i n g gh o s t s ev e ry W h e r e A n d o f A n y co L o u r, First Series,

fourth edition, 16 plates, all but three hand-coloured, original clothbacked

pictorial boards, spine ends frayed, corners worn, rubbed,

lightly rubbed, 4to, 1865. £150 - £200

117. Censorinus. de die nAt A L i..., initial imprimatur f., folding

astrological / astronomical plate, diagrams, lightly browned,

some spotting, a few stains, 20th century half calf, [cf. Caillet

2136; Wing C1664], scarce, Cambridge, John Hayes, 1695 §

Nieuwentyt (Bernard) The Religious Philosopher: or, the Right Use

of Contemplating the Works of the Creator, 3 vol., translated by

John Chamberlayne, vol.1 fourth edition, others third edition, 30

engraved plates, vol.1 a few minor worm traces, lightly browned,

contemporary calf, gilt, spines in compartments and with red

morocco labels, vol.3 lacking label, scuffed, for J.Senex [&c.], 1730

§ [Dunton (John)] The Phenix: or a revival of Scarce and valuable

Pieces from the Remotest Antiquity down to the Present Times, 2

vol., first e d i t i o n, some browning and foxing, contemporary calf,

gilt, vol.1 upper cover almost detached, corners worn, rubbed,

for J.Morphew, 1707-1708; and others, 3 others, 18th century

Supernatural and Mythology, 1 odd vol., v.s. (9) £250 - £350

Lot 118

118. Comet.- [Tonge (Ezerel)] th e no rt h e r n stA r: th e british

mo n A r c h y:...b e i n g A co L L e c t i o n o f...An c e i n t A n d mo d e r n

pr o p h e c i e s, first e d i t i o n, marginal water-staining, occasional

spotting, modern dark green morocco, gilt, [Wing T1879], folio, by

J.D. 1680. £180 - £220

*** Scarce in commerce. Tonge claimed to see in the comet of 1680

the fruition of prophecies by Tycho Brahe, Grebner and others and

was convinced that England would experience a vast Jesuit plot.

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119. Dulaure (J.A.) histoire Ab r é g é e d e di f f é r e n s cu Lt e s, 2

vol., second edition, half-titles, a few marginal repairs, foxed,

contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, corners worn, rubbed,

Paris, 1820 § Bethelot (Marcelin) Les Origines de l’Alchimie, first

e d i t i o n, half-title, portrait frontispiece, plates, upper corner of halftitle,

cut away, partially removing an inscription, original moroccobacked

marbled boards, corners worn, rubbed, Paris, 1885; and 2

others, by Louis Figuier, v.s. (5) £150 - £200

120. [Encausse (Gerard)], “Papus”. LA cA b b A L e tr A d i t i o n se c r è t e

d e L’oc c i d e n t, number 42 of 100 copies, folding frontispiece after

Kircher, contemporary half cloth, Anvers, [1900]; La Maison Hanté

de Valence-en-Brie. Etude...du Phénomène, Paris, 1896 b o u n d W i t h

Le Cas de la Voyante de la Rue de Paradis d’après la Tradition &

La Magie, 5 ff. with tape repairs within text, but not obscurring text,

Paris, 1896 A n d Les Rayon Invisibles et les Dernières Expériences

d’Eusapia devant l’Occultisme, half-title, frontispiece, illustrations,

Tours, 1896, together 3 works in 1 vol., all lightly browned,

contemporary boards, spine faded; Le Tarot Divinatoire, second

edition, Victor E.Neuburg’s copy, half-title, plates, iluustrations,

advertisements, original printed wrappers bound in, contemporary

cloth-backed marbled boards, corners worn, rubbed, Paris, [1911];

and 4 others, by the same, v.s. (7) £150 - £200

*** Encausse spent a great deal of time at the Bibliothèque Nationale

studing the Kabbalah, Occult and Tarot, amongst other disciplines.

in 1888 he founded the Kabbalistic Order of the Rose-Croix.

Lot 121

121. Estienne (Henri) L’Art d e fA i r e L e s de v i s e s, o u iL e s t t r A i c t e

d e s hi e r o g Ly p h i q u e s, sy m b o L e s, em b L e m e s..., first e d i t i o n, lacks

a7&8 (final ff. of preface), a6 of preface sheet neatly pasted over text

recto, lightly browned, some spotting or foxing, late 18th century

mottled calf, spine gilt and with a black leather label, [Caillet

3695], Paris, Jean Pasle, 1645; and a second edition of Dutens’ on

the Ancients, 8vo (3) £200 - £300

*** The first mentioned is scarce in any condition

122. Fontenelle (Bernard de) histoire d e s or A c L e s, third edition,

title with woodcut ornament, contemporary calf, richly gilt spine in

compartments, spine ends chipped, [Caillet 4079 & 4080], a very

good copy, Paris, chez Michel Brunet, 1698; and 2 others, by or

relating to Fontenelle, both defective, including a copy of Balthus’

Reponse a l’Histoire des Oracles de Mr. de Fontenelle (Caillet 677)

8vo & 12mo (3) £200 - £300

123. Grave (Charles-Joseph de) ré p u b L i q u e d e s ch A m p s éLy s é e s,

o u mo n d e An c i e n, 3 vol., first e d i t i o n, errata f. at end of vol.1, ink

stamp to titles, first title foxed, vol.2 p.241 a few small repairs, loss

of part of a few letters, but with no loss of sense, lightly browned

thoroughout, occasional spotting, contemporary calf-backed

boards, rebacked at the time in calf gilt with black and red morocco

labels, corners worn, rubbed, [Caillet 4756], 8vo, Gand, 1806.

£200 - £300

*** ‘Une vaste érudition’ (Brunet, Bibliographie des fous littéraires).

‘Ouvrage tiré a petit nombre et devenu fort rare’ (Caillet). On

mysteries, myth and fable, including discussion of Atlantis, the

Arismapi and Hyperboreans.

124. [Guillemain de Saint-Victor (Louis) or i g i n e d e L A mA ç o n n e r i e

Ad o n h i r A m i t e, o u no u v e L L e s ob s e rvAt i o n s... s u r L A ph i L o s o p h i e, L e s

hi é r o g Ly p h e s...L e s vi c e s d e s mA g e s, second edition, half-title, some

light browning and spotting, a few stains, contemporary speckled

wrappers, [Caillet 4846], Heliopolis [Paris], no printer, 1787;

Histoire Critique des Mystères de l’Antiquité, half-title, engraved

frontispiece, some staining, contemporary wrappers, chipped, a

couple of minor tears, [Caillet 4845], Hispahan [?Paris], no printer,

1788, two scarce works, 12mo (2) £200 - £300

Lot 125

125. Jacobinism.- [Calinau (L. de Metz)] di c t i o n n A i r e d e s

JA c o b i n s vi vA n s, first e d i t i o n, half-title with skull and cross-bones

vignette verso, outer margin of half-title repaired with tape, waterstaining

to upper corners, spotted, later wrappers, spine repaired

with tape, Hamburg, 1799 § Barruel (l’Abbé Augustin) Memoirs,

Illustrating the History of Jacobinism, 4 vol., second edition, folding

table, occasional spotting, later half calf, spines gilt and with

green morocco label, vol.2 spine slightly creased, rubbed, for ther

translator by T.Burton, 1799; and 3 others, 2 by Barruel and a 3rd

edition of Robison’s Proofs of Conspiracy, 8vo (8) £300 - £400

*** On secret societies, including Freemasons, Templars and Rosicrucians.

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126. Jesuits.- Pascal (Blaise) 2 parts in 1, engraved frontispiece, 4pp.

advertisements at end, inner margin of frontispiece strengthenedsome

water-staining, occasional spotting, contemporary calf, rebacked,

for Richard Royston, 1679 § [Zahorowski (Hieronim)] Secreta

monita Societatis Jesu.The Secret instructions of the Jesuits, first

e d i t i o n in en g L i s h, 12pp. advertisements at end, contemporary

calf, gilt, spine ends slightly chipped, corners a little worn, rubbed,

for John Walthoe, 1723; and another, 17th century Jesuits, v.s. (3)

£300 - £400

*** The second mentioned purports to be a document to undermine

German society and the Enlightenment.

127. Knight (Richard Payne), “Priapus”. A di s c o u r s e o n t h e

Wo r s h i p o f pr i A p u s, [limited edition], Duff Cooper’s copy, with

his bookplate by Rex Whistler, plates, some light foxing, original

morocco-backed boards, corners worn, rubbed and scuffed, 4to,

Privately Printed [at the Chiswick Press], scarce, 4to, 1865.

£150 - £200

*** A scarce edition. Priapus was a minor fertility god, protector of

livestock, fruit plants, gardens and male genitalia. Priapus is marked

out by his absurdly oversized, permanent erection, which gave rise

to the medical term priapism. Alfred Duff Cooper, 1st Viscount

Norwich, politician diplomat and author.

128. Magic.- [Lévi (Eliphas)], “Hortensius Flamel”. Le Li v r e

ro u g e. ré s u m é d u mA g i s m e, d e s sc i e n c e s oc c u Lt e..., first e d i t i o n,

woodcut illustrations, foxed, contemporary red morocco-backed

cloth, spine gilt, rubbed, [Caillet 3971 ‘un ouvrage du plus grand

intérêt’], Paris, 1841; Histoire de la Magie, half-title, frontispiece,

plates, inner gutter of first 2 ff. strengthened, lightly browned,

contemporary vellum, lightly soiled, Paris, 1892; and another by the

same on Kabal and Occult, v.s. (3) £200 - £300

*** The first mentioned is scarce and the author’s first work on the

subject.

LONDON

129. -. Roback (Dr. C.W.) The Mysteries of Astrology and the

Wonders of Magic, first e d i t i o n, frontispiece, plates, illlustrations,

original pictorial cloth, gilt, soiled, g.e., internally a good clean

copy, London & Boston, 1854 § Lenormant (François) Chaldean

Magic: its Origin and Devopment, half-title, advertisements at

end, title with blind-stamp to recto and ink stamp to verso, original

pictorial cloth, sympathetically rebacked in modern green cloth,

[c.1877]; and 2 others, Magic, 8vo (4) £120 - £180

130. Mysteries.- Ouvaroff (Aleksei Sergieevich, Count) essAy

o n t h e my s t e r i e s o f eL e u s i s, second edition in English, engraved

additional title with vignette, folding plate and tail-pieces, plate

browned, occasional spotting or light foxing, contemporary half

red morocco, spine gilt, loss to head of spine, upper joint splitting,

rubbed, scarce, 1817 § Hone (William) Ancient Mysteries

Described, especially the English Miracle Plays...the Festivals of

Fools and Asses...The Lord Mayor’s Show...Christmas Carols, &c.,

first e d i t i o n, wood-engraved frontispiece and plates, 1 folding,

occasional spotting, original printed cloth, sympathetically rebacked,

1823 § Melville (Henry) Veritas. Revelation of Mysteries, Biblical,

Historical, and Social, by Means of the Median and Persian Laws,

2 vol., including supplement in pocket at end (scarce), frontispiece,

plates, illustrations, title creased, some spotting, original cloth,

gilt, paper label to spine, faded, corners worn, 1874; and 3 others,

Mysteries, v.s. (6) £200 - £300

131. Naudé (Gabriel) Ap o L o g i e p o u r t o u s L e s gr A n d s pe r s o n n A g e s

q u i o n t fA u s s e m e n t s o u p ç o n n e z d e mA g i e, second edition, lightly

browned throughout (heavier to a few ff.), spotted, 18th century calfbacked

speckled boards, foot of spine repaired and chipped, lower

joint wormed, corners worn, rubbed, [cf. Caillet 7922 & 7923],

The Hague, chez Adrian Vlac, 1653; and a defective copy of the

1669 edition in contemporary calf (Caillet 7922), 8vo & 12mo (2)

£300 - £400

*** Scarce. Naudé was librarian to Cardinal Richelieu. Here he

defends a number of men accused of the dark arts, including Merlin,

Nostradamus, Bacon and Paracelsus.

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Lot 132

132. Oracles.- si b y L L i n A or A c u L A, first e d i t i o n, engraved

additional pictorial title, some text in Greek or Hebrew, ink library

stamp to title, lightly browned, contemporary vellum, upper joint

split, Amsterdam, apudHenricum & Viduam Theodori Boom,

1689; and an ex-library edition of Witsius’ Aegyptiaca, 1683, in

contemporary vellum, but with several ink stamps, small 4to (2)

£250 - £350

Lot 133

133. Patuzzi (Joanne Vincentio) de se d e in f e r n i in te r r i s

qu æ r e n d A di s s e rtAt i o, first e d i t i o n, double column, title in red and

black and with a woodcut ornament, ink stamp to recto and verso

of title, some water-staining to head (mostly at start), occasional

light spotting, modern boards, [Not in Caillet], 4to, Venice, ex

Typographia Remondiniana, 1763. £200 - £300

*** A scarce work on the supposed location of hell, debating whether

it is to be found on the sun or underground on earth.

134. Pernety (Antone Joseph) Le re p o s d e cy r u s o u L’histoire d e

sA vie d e p u i s LA seizième J u s q u’A LA q u A r A n t i e m e A n n é e, engraved

frontispiece and 3 plates, light offsetting, occasional spotting,

contempoary mottled calf, richly gilt spine with red morocco label,

upper joint starting at ends, but holding firm, rubbed, [Caillet 8552],

Paris, chez Briasson, 1762 § [Saint-Martin (Louis-Claude de)]

Des Erreurs et de la Vérité, ou les Hommes Rappellés au Principe

Universel de la Science, 2 parts in 1 vol., half-title, occasional

spotting, later marbled boards, rubbed and scuffed, [Caillet 9764

& 9769], Edimbourg [Lyon], 1782 § [Luchet (J.- P.-L. de la Roche

du Maine, Marquis de)] Essai sur la Secte des Illuminés, lightly

browned, contemporary half calf, gilt spine in compartments and with

red morocco label, lacking another smaller label, ?Paris, no printer,

1789; and 12 others, including a 9 vol. set of the fourth edition of

Gendre’s work on Esoteric matters, 1758; Charles Nodier on Army

societies and Fénelon on fables, 1783, 8vo (15) £350 - £450

*** A good selection of scarce works on various secret societies and

alternative philosophies.

Lot 135

135. Rocoles (Jean Baptiste de) Le s im p o s t e u r s in s i g n e s o u

histoire d e p L u s i e u r s h o m m e s d e n é A n t, d e t o u t e s n At i o n s, q u i o n t

u s u r p é L A qu A L i t é d’em p e r e u r s, ro y s & pr i n c e s, first e d i t i o n,

engraved additional pictorial title and 16 portraits, errata f. at

end, printed title with late Elzevier sphere device, lightly browned,

contemporary calf, sympathetically rebacked in modern calf, gilt,

corners a little worn, [Caillet 9553], 12mo, Amsterdam, Abraham

Wolfgang, 1683. £200 - £300

*** A scarce little work on fraudsters who have pretended to be

royals.

136. Rosicrucianism.- Holland (John) cr u c i A n A., 2 frontispieces,

plates and illustrations, some water-staining, modern clothbacked

boards, Liverpool, 1835 § [Hartman (Franz)] An Adventure

Among the Rosicrucians. By a Student of Occultism, first e d i t i o n,

advertisements at end, original cloth, gilt, spine worn at head, lower

cover stained, Boston, 1887 § Waite (A.E.) The Brotherhood of the

Rosy Cross, first e d i t i o n, frontispiece, plates, illustrations, original

pictorial cloth, gitl, spine ends and corners frayed, a few short splits

to joints, 1924; and 8 others, Rosicrucianism, v.s. (11) £120 - £180

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Lot 137

137. -. [Montfaucon de Villars (Nicolas) th e co u n t d e gA b A L i s:

be i n g A di v e rt i n g hi s t o ry o f t h e ro s i c r u c i A n do c t r i n e o f spirits,

second English edition, lacking half-title and final advertisment

leaf, disbound, B.Lintott and E.Curll, 1714; Comte de Gabalis,

ou Entretiens sur les Sciences Secretes [and La Suite de Comte

Gabalis], 2 vol. in 1, titles in red and black and with woodcut

ornaments, occasional spotting, contemporary calf, gilt spine in

compartments and with red morocco labels (chipped with loss of

a couple of letters), upper joint starting, but holding firm, rubbed,

[Caillet 7703 & 7709], Amsterdam, Pierre de Coup, 1715; and an

attractive 2 vol. set of the Histoire du Chevalier du Soleil, de son

Frere Rosiclair, 1780 8vo (4) £300 - £400

*** All works are scarce. La Suite de la Comte Gabalis is the first

edition.

Lot 138

138. Sivry (M.Poinsinet de) no u v e L L e s re c h e r c h e s s u r L A

sc i e n c e d e s mé d A i L L e s, in s c r i p t i o n s, e t hi é r o g Ly p h e s An t i q u e s,

first e d i t i o n, half-title, 6 engraved plates, plates of writing (within

collation), some folding, spotted, contemporary half calf, upper

joint splitting, but holding fast, spine ends chipped, corners worn,

rubbed and scuffed, scarce, 4to, Mastricht, Dufour & Roux, 1778.

£150 - £200

139. Smith (George) th e ch A L d e A n Ac c o u n t o f ge n e s i s, half-title,

mounted photographic frontispiece, plates, illustrations, library

stamps, spotted, original pictorial cloth, gilt, joints frayed, rubbed,

1876 § Jacolliot (Louis) Occult Science in India and Among the

Ancients, first e d i t i o n in en g L i s h, small number stamp to foot or

preface, original pictorial cloth, gilt, shelf number label to spine, a

good copy, [cf. Caillet 5453], by subscription only, a good copy, New

York, 1884 § Lilly (William Samuel) On Shibboleths, first e d i t i o n,

half-title, advertisements at end, occasional spotting, bookplates

of Walter Gow, original olive cloth, spine gilt, spine ends a little

nicked, slightly rubbed, a very good copy, 1892; and 18 others, on

similar subjects, v.s. (21) £200 - £300

Lot 140

LONDON

140. [Suze (Charles de)] su i t e d e s er r e u r s d e L A ve r i t é, o u

dé v e L o p p e m e n t d u Li v r e d e s ho m m e s r A p p e L é s A u pr i n c i p e

un i v e r s e L d e L A sc i e n c e, first e d i t i o n, woodcut device to title and

vignette to head of A1, occasional spotting, contemporary half

calf, richly gilt spine in compartments and with a yellow calf label,

corners a little worn, rubbed, [Caillet 9770], 8vo, Salomonopolis

[Frankfurt], Chez Androphile, 1784. £200 - £300

*** Published as a refutation to Claude de Saint-Martin’s Clef des

Erreurs de la Verité, a popular philosophical work derived from

Kabbalistic sources.

Lot 141

141. [Swedenborg (Emanuel)] de co e L o e t e J i u s mi r A b i L i b u s,

e t d e in f e r n o e x Au d i t i s & visis, first e d i t i o n, title with woodcut

ornament, errata f. at end, short tear to lower margin of G4,

marginal staining, lightly browned, 20th century cloth, [cf.Caillet

10459; Hyde 1002], [John Lewis], 1758; and the second edition in

English, 4to & 8vo (2) £300 - £400

*** Scarce. We can trace only three other copies at auction, including

the Honeyman copy.

142. Swedenborg (Emanuel) co n c e r n i n g t h e eA rt h s in o u r so L A r

sy s t e m, W h i c h A r e c A L L e d pL A n e t s; A n d c o n c e r n i n g t h e eA rt h s in

t h e stA r ry he Av e n; t o g e t h e r W i t h A n A c c o u n t o f t h e i r i n h A b i tA n t s,

first e d i t i o n in en g L i s h, half-title, some foxing and staining, modern

boards, R.Hindmarsh, 1787 § Clowes (John) Letters to a Member

of Parliament on the Character and Writings of Baron Swedenborg,

first e d i t i o n, water-stained, later half calf, rubbed and nicked,

manchester and London, 1799; and 3 others, Swedenborg, v.s. (5)

£200 - £300

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Lot 143

143. Templars & Crusades.- Dupuis (Pierre) tr A i t e z c o n c e r n A n t

L’histoire d e fr A n c e: sç Av o i r L A co n d A m n At i o n d e s te m p L i e r s,

engraved portrait, occasional spotting, a few stains, contemporary

calf, gilt spine in compartments, head of spine chipped, [Caillet

3424 & cf.3427], Paris, chez Edme Martin, 1685 § Order of

Archangel Michael.- Schiller (Thomas Carl von) Chur-Cölnischer

Hof-Calendar auf das Jahr..1757..., engraved frontispiece, woodcut

tail-pieces, attractive dutch floral paper wrappers, chipped, Bonn,

Ferdinand Rommerskirchen, 1757; and 2 others, 19th century

Continental works on the Templars, v.s. (4) £300 - £400

Lot 144

144. -. Hermant (Jean) histoire d e s r e L i g i o n s o u or d r e s miLitAires

d e L’eg L i s e, e t d e s or d r e s d e ch e vA L e r i e, first e d i t i o n, half-title,

preliminaries printed in red and black, woodcut illustrations, some

staining, contemporary calf, gilt spine in compartments, worn, but

holding firm, [cf. Caillet 5086 & 5087], 8vo, Rouen, Jean-Baptiste

Besonge, 1698. £300 - £400

*** The rare provincially printed first edition of this important work

on the Templars and other religious crusaders.

145. -. [Keightley (Thomas)] se c r e t so c i e t i e s o f t h e mi d d L e

Ag e s, illustrations, spine faded, spine ends a little frayed, [c.1845]

§ Marras (Americo Palfrey) The Secret Fraternities of the Middle

Ages, original wrappers, rebacked, 1865 § The Knights Hospitallers

in Scotland and their Priory at Torphichen, pen and ink sketch of

the priory tipped-in at front, 1903; Runciman (Steven) The First

Crusade, dust-jacket, spine faded, 1980 § Lord (Evelyn) The

Templar’s Curse, dust-jacket, 2008, first e d i t i o n s, all but the third

in original cloth or boards; and a small quantity of others, Templars,

Holy Grail and Arthurian Legend, v.s. (sm.qty.) £200 - £300

Lot 146

146. -. Maimbourg (Louis) th e hi s t o ry o f t h e cr u s A d e; o r, t h e

ex p e d i t i o n s o f t h e ch r i s t i A n pr i n c e s f o r t h e co n q u e s t o f t h e first

e d i t i o n in en g L i s h, marginal water-staining to varying degrees,

contemporary calf, joints split, but holding firm, spine and corners

rather worn, [Wing M290], R.H. for Thomas Dring, 1685 § Porter

(Major Whitworth) A History of the Knights of Malta or the Order

of the Hospital of St.John of Jerusalem, 2 vol., first e d i t i o n, halftitles,

engraved frontispieces, contemporary blue polished, gilt,

spines darkened, vol.2 upper cover detached, rubbed, 1858; and 3

others, similar, including Morris and Marvin on the Coins of the

Order of Malta, 1884 (6) £250 - £350

147. Waite (A.E.) Az o t h; o r, th e stA r in t h e eA s t, cloth lightly

browned, light surface soiling, 1893; The Secret Tradition in

Freemasonry, 2 vol., endpapers browned, light surface soiling,

1911; The Occult Sciences, ink stamp ‘Personal Sidha’ to title,

spine ends and corners bumped, 1891; Devil-Worship in France,

spine slightly faded, spine ends and corners bumped, 1896, first

e d i t i o n s, original cloth; and 17 others by or about the same, 8vo (22)

£300 - £400

*** A good selection of works by Waite.

A.E.Waite (1857-1942), scholarly mystic, Mason and specialist in

esoterica. Perhaps best known for his co-creation of the widely used

Rider-Waite Tarot deck, he was also a member of the Golden Dawn

and maintained a life-long feud with Aleister Crowley.

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148. Alamanacs.- th e fr e e-mA s o n’s cA L e n d A r f o r t h e ye A r 1788

[1796 A n d 1798], titles in red and black, stitched as issued, 1796

and 1798 with ink stamp of Quatuor Coronati Lodge to titlessome

browning, v.p., 1788-1798; and a copy of the Freemason’s Magazine

for July, 1796, in original printed wrappers, containing Coleridge

material, and 2 vol. of the Freemasons’ Quarterly Review for 1840-

41, 8vo (6) £150 - £200

*** ESTC lists only the BL copy of the years 1788 and 1796 and no

copies for 1798.

149. America.- Power (Thomas) An orAt i o n, de L i v e r e d At

WA Lt h A m, b e f o r e mo n i t o r Lo d g e, Ju n e25, A.L.5821, p r e s e n tAt i o n

c o p y f r o m t h e A u t h o r, original printed wrappers, chipped, repaired

with tape, Boston, 1821 § Lane (Charles) The Law and Method in

Spirit-Culture; an Interpretation of A.Bronson Alcott’s Idea and

Practice at the Masonic Temple, Boston, 1843 § Paine (Franklin)

A View of the Oaths and Penalties of Free Masonry. Thirty Three

Degrees of Masonic Bondage, wood-engraved illustrations, foxed,

original printed wrappers, lightly foxed, Chicago, 1876 § Moore

(Charles W.) The New Masonic Trestle-Board, 2 parts in 1, woodengraved

plates, water-stained, original pictorial cloth, gilt, Boston,

1856; and 10 others, 19th century American Masonry, v.s. (14)

£350 - £450

Lot 150

150. -. Adams (John Quincy) six Le t t e r s f r o m Jo h n qu i n c y

Ad A m s to ed WA r d Li v i n g s t o n o n mA s o n ry, double column, title

loose, foxed and with a small hole to inner margin, closely trimmed

at foot, disbound, Philadelphia, 1833 § Stone (William L.) Letters

on Masonry and Anti-Masonry Addressed to the Hon. John Quincy

Adams, title with ink scribbles, foxed, some staining, modern leather,

spine gilt, New York, 1832 § [Morgan (William)] Illustrations of

Masonry, by One of the Fraternity, lightly browned, spotted and

stained, booklabel of Ziba Babbitt, Taunton, Mass., 1827 § Bernard

(David) Light on Masonry: A Collection of all the most Important

Documents on the Subject of Speculative Free Masonry, engraved

portrait frontispiece and a plate, spotted, modern calf, Utica, 1829;

and 2 others, American Freemasonry, v.s. (6) £350 - £450

*** A group of scarce titles.

Lot 151

LONDON

151. -. [Dermott (Laurence)] Ah i m A n re z o n Ab r i d g e d A n d

di g e s t e d: As A he L p to A L L t h At A r e, o r W o u L d b e fr e e A n d Ac c e p t e d

mA s o n s...pu b L i s h e d b y or d e r o f t h e gr A n d Lo d g e o f pe n n s y LvA n i A,

2 parts in 1, including Sermon Appendix, first Am e r i c A n e d i t i o n,

engraved frontispiece, browned, some pencil notes, contemporary

calf, foot of spine worn, rubbed, 8vo, Philadelphia, Hall and Sellers,

1783. £600 - £800

*** The first book to be published by the Grand Lodge of

Pensylvania. We can trace only three copies at auction, none of

which appear to be complete. The work is dedicated to George

Washington and contains a frontispiece by Robert Scot, who went

on to become chief engraver at the United States Mint. Dermott was

Deputy Grand Master of the Ancient Grand Lodge of England. The

work lays out the constitution of The Masons.

Lot 152

152. Anderson (James) th e ne W bo o k o f co n s t i t u t i o n s o f

t h e An t i e n t A n d ho n o u r A b L e fr At e r n i t y o f fr e e A n d Ac c e p t e d

mA s o n s, second edition, title in red and black, ‘Sanction’ f. with

engraved vignette and arms verso (this misbound before title, errata

/ advertisement f. at end, some spotting, a few stains, contemporary

calf, upper cover detached, gilt spine in compartments, lacking

spine label, corners worn, rubbed, scarce, small 4to, for Brothers

Caesar Ward and Richard Chandler, 1738. £350 - £450

*** The second edition is scarce. A very few copies are found with

a folding frontispiece.

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Lot 153

153. [Bérage]. Le s p L u s s e c r e t s m y s t è r e s d e s h A u t s g r A d e s d e L A

m A ç o n n e r i e d é v o i L é s o u L e v r A i ro s e-cr o i x, first fr e n c h e d i t i o n,

engraved frontispiece and folding plate, errata at end, tape repair

to inner margin of a6 recto & a8 recto and verso (not affecting text),

also to inner margins of errata ff. at end, here touching text on 1

f., but with no loss, stained, contemporary marbled boards, worn,

but holding firm, [Caillet 966], 8vo, Jerusalem [?Berlin, Haude &

Spene], 1766. £200 - £300

*** Rare in any condition, especially complete with the folding

plate.

154. Bibliography & Research.- Tudor-Craig (Major Sir

Algernon) cAtA L o g u e o f co n t e n t s o f t h e mu s e u m At fr e e m A s o n s’

hA L L in t h e possession o f t h e un i t e d gr A n d Lo d g e o f en g L A n d, 3

vol., numerous plates, some colour and tipped-in, original pictorial

cloth, gilt, a near fine set, 1938 § Carr (Harry, editor) The earl French

Exposures, plates, illustrations, original cloth, rubbed, 1971; and

13 others, Library Catalogues etc., including Prestonian Lectures,

v.s. (17) £200 - £300

*** The first mentioned includes books, manuscripts, regalia,

jewellery, portraits, pottery and porcelain.

Lot 155

155. Blue Blanket.- Pennecuik (Alexander) An hi s t o r i c A L

Ac c o u n t o f t h e bL u e bL A n k e t: o r cr A f t s-me n s bA n n e r, first

e d i t i o n, title in red and black, lightly browned and soiled, occasional

spotting, 19th century blind-stamped calf, spine ends chipped,

Edinburgh, John Mosman, 1722; and a scarce 19th century edition

of the same, 8vo (2) £200 - £300

*** The scarce first edition. The Blue Blanket is said to have been

the banner of a group of Scots who followed Allan, Lord Steward, to

Palestine on crusade. In 1482 King James III gave it to the craftsmen

of Edinburgh as their rallying flag.

Lot 156

156. Calcott (Wellins) A cA n d i d disquisition o f t h e p r i n c i p L e s

A n d p r A c t i c e s o f t h e m o s t A n c i e n t A n d h o n o u r A b L e so c i e t y o f

fr e e A n d Ac c e p t e d mA s o n s; t o g e t h e r W i t h s o m e s t r i c t u r e s o n t h e

o r i g i n, n At u r e, A n d d e s i g n o f t h At i n s t i t u t i o n, first e d i t i o n, list of

subscribers, some water-staining at head to last few ff., occasional

spotting and finger-marking, lightly browned, contemporary calf,

gilt, lacking spine label, joints split, but holding firm, spine ends

and corners worn, rubbed, scarce at auction, this a copy with wide

margins, for the author by Brother James Dixwell, 1769; and a first

edition of Charles Johnson’s Love in a Forest, 1723, which includes

a Masonic dedication, 8vo (2) £200 - £300

157. [Chappron (E.J.)] né c e s s A i r e mA ç o n n i q u e, first e d i t i o n,

engraved frontispiece, ink stamp to title, small section torn away

from upper corner of D8, not affecting text, lightly browned,

occasional spotting, modern cloth-backed marbled boards, [Caillet

2193], Paris & Amsterdam, [1812] § Fête d’Adoption, Célébrée par

La R.L. Saint-Jean, sous le Titre Distinctif des Amis de la Paix, first

e d i t i o n, half-title, ink stamp to title and foot of final f., contemporary

wrappers, spine strengthened with tape, n.p., 1810; and 3 others,

19th century French Freemasonry, v.s. (5) £200 - £300

*** The first mentioned is rare.

158. Churchward (Albert) origin A n d An t i q u i t y o f fr e e m A s o n ry,

first e d i t i o n, colour frontispiece, plates, illustrations, original

pictorial cloth, gilt, lower cover marked, 1898; The Arcana of

Freemasonry, half-title, frontispiece (loose), plates, illustrations,

advertisements at end, original pictorial cloth, gilt, upper joint just

starting, faded, 1915; and a first edition of his Signs and Symbols of

Primordial Man in original cloth, 8vo (3) £80 - £120

*** Albert Churchward was a physician and member of the Royal

Geological Society.

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159. Coustos (John) fr e e-mA s o n ry. un pA r A L L e L e d su f f e r i n g s

o f Jo h n co u s t o s, W h o n i n e t i m e s u n d e rW e n t t h e m o s t c r u e L

t o rt u r e s e v e r i n v e n t e d b y m A n , A n d se n t e n c e d to t h e gA L L e y

fo u r ye A r s, b y c o m m A n d o f t h e i n q u i s i t o r s At Li s b o n, in o r d e r to

e x t o rt f r o m h i m t h e s e c r e t s o f fr e e mA s o n ry, engraved folding

portrait frontispiece and 5 plates, list of subscribers, neat repairs

to folds of frontispiece verso, offsetting, lightly browned, occasional

spotting or light foxing, later calf, red morocco label to spine, head

of spine worn, rubbed, Birmingham, printed by M. Swinney, for J.

Sketchley, Publisher and Auctioneer, [1790]; and a defective copy

of the first edition (1 plate torn with considerable loss), 8vo (2)

£250 - £350

*** A rare provincially printed work. ESTC lists only four copies.

160. Dermott (Lawrence) th e co n s t i t u t i o n o f fr e e-mA s o n ry;

o r Ah i m A n re z o n, half-title, engraved frontispiece and dedication,

some staining, contemporary calf, spine gilt and with a red morocco

label, lower corners worn, rubbed, 1800 § The History and

Illustration of Free Masonry, compiled from an Ancient Publication,

first e d i t i o n, front free endpaper stained and holed, title lightly

browned, spotted, original printed boards, rebacked, chipped and

rubbed, 1826 § Carlile (Richard) Manual of Masonry, original cloth,

original gilt label to upper cover, paper label to spine, some fading

and soiling, 1836 § Mackey (Albert G.) A Lexicon of Freemasonry,

first en g L i s h e d i t i o n, advertisements at end, original cloth, spine

gilt, some fraying to spine ends, 1860 § Cooke (Matthew, editor)

The History and Articles of Masonry, printed in red and black,

frontispiece, a few pencil notes, original limp cloth, gilt, 1861; and

13 others, 19th century Freemasonry, v.s. (18) £350 - £450

Lot 161

LONDON

161. Dodd (William) An or At i o n de L i v e r e d At t h e de d i c At i o n o f

fr e e-mA s o n s’ hA L L, gr e At qu e e n-st r e e t...o n th u r s d Ay, mAy 23,

1776, first e d i t i o n, 4pp. advertisements at end, small stain to outer

margin of title, a few spots, original wrappers, stitched as issued,

chipped and spotted, 4to, for the Society, and sold by G.Robinson,

1776 (2) £400 - £600

*** A scarce unsophisticated copy of this oration printed to raise

funds for the Free-Mason’s Hall. We can trace only two copies

previously at auction (possibly the same copies, and possibly this

copy). Dodd was later hanged for forgery. Included in the lot is a

small work on his trial.

162. Ephemera.- mA s o n i c no t e b o o k, 28pp., in cipher, describing

Masonic rituals, original wrappers, spine repaired with tape,

lightly soiled, [late 19th / early 20th century] § 8 20th century

engraved pictorial admission certificates, each c.400 x 310mm, for

lodges in Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Necastle and others, all

with ms. additions, 1917-1955; and 4 others, ephemera, v.s. (13)

£200 - £300

163. Gould (Robert Freke) th e hi s t o ry o f fr e e m A s o n ry, 6 vol.,

frontispieces, coloured plates, some browning, original decorated

cloth, gilt, spine ends and corners bumped, mottled at fore-edges,

Caxton, [c.1885]; and 6 others, a later edition of the same, 8vo (12)

£120 - £180

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Lot 164

164. Larudan (l’Abbé) Le s fr A n c s-mA ç o n s éc r A s é s; s u i t e d u Li v r e

i n t i t u L é: L’or d r e d e s fr A n c s-mA ç o n s tr A h i, engraved frontispiece

and 5 folding plates, some light browning, contemporary marbled

boards, corners worn, rubbed, [Caillet 8510 ‘ouvrage intéressant’],

Amsterdam, no printer, 1778 § [Le Franc, l’Abbé] Conjuration contre

la religion-Catholique, et les Souverains...Ouvrage qui achève de

démasquer les Francs-Maçons, first e d i t i o n, red ink stamp to title,

lightly browned, occasional spotting, contemporary wrappers, spine

repaired with tape, soiled, Paris, chez Crapart, 1792 § Fontanilles

(M.Privat de) La Maltiade ou l’Isle-Adam, Dernier Grand-Maitre

de Rhodes, et Premier Grand Maitre de Malte, new edition, halftitle,

device to title lightly browned, some spotting, small area of

worming to lower corners of preliminaries, contemporary calf,

richly gilt spine in compartments and with red leather label,

?repaired, Arles, Jacques Mesnier, 1770; and 3 others, 18th century

French Freemasonry, including a 3rd edition of Travenol’s Nouveau

Catechisme des Francs-Maçons, 1740, v.s. (6) £300 - £400

*** The first mentioned is a scarce edition of a work in the same

vein as Guillemain de Saint-Victor.

165. Lodges and Areas.- Hughan (William James) A Numerical

and Numismatic Register of Lodges which Formed the Grand

Lodge of England, chromolithographed frontispiece and plates,

original cloth, gilt, rubbed, London, Truro and Philadelphia, 1879

§ [Todd (J.) and T.B. Whytehead, editors.] Ancient Masonic Rolls

of Constitutions...from the Original Mss. in the Possession of the

York Lodge, No.236, frontispiece, plates, original pictorial cloth,

gilt, Hull, 1894 § Conder (Edward) Records of the Hole Craft and

Fellowship of Masons With a Chronicle...of Masons of the City

of London, first e d i t i o n, illustrations, gift inscription to front free

endpaper, original half vellum, gilt, 1894; and c.16 others, most

20th century, Lodges and similar, v.s. (c.19) £200 - £300

Lot 166

166. Masonic Binding.- Anderson (James) co n s t i t u t i o n s o f

t h e An t i e n t fr At e r n i t y o f fr e e A n d Ac c e p t e d mA s o n s, engraved

frontispiece and arms to head of dedication, ‘Explanation of the

Frontispiece’ f., frontispiece stained and laid down, title stained,

K2&3 trimmed or ?from another copy, some spotting, hinges neatly

strengthened with thick tape, c o n t e m p o r A ry L i g h t Ly d i c e d c A L f W i t h

mA s o n i c m o t i f s A n d A g i f t inscription f r o m t h e pr e s t o n i A n Lo d g e,

spine in compartments with a black morocco label (slightly chipped)

and richly decorated with gilt masonic motifs, covers with border

of masonic motifs within an outer scrolling border, spine chipped

and repaired, corners worn, rubbed, 4to, J.Rozea, 1784. sold as a

binding and not subject to return. £350 - £450

*** The gilt gift inscription to the upper cover reads ‘The Gift of

the Brethern of the Prestonian Lodge of Friendship to Br. John

Coverdale as a Testimony of their Fraternal Regard Decr. 18 1798’.

Lot 167

167. Masonic Binding.- Oliver (George) si g n s A n d sy m b o L s

iL L u s t r At e d A n d ex p L A i n e d, in A co u r s e o f tW e Lv e Le c t u r e s o n

fr e e-mA s o n ry, first e d i t i o n, 2pp. advertisements at end, lacking

half-title, some staining and spotting, c o n t e m p o r A ry d i c e d c A L f

f o r ki n g’s fr i e n d s Lo d g e, nA n t W i c h (no.553), upper cover with

contemporary ink ‘compass and set-square’ and gilt lettering, within

double borders, richly gilt spine in compartments, small ink smudge

to lower cover, slightly rubbed, 8vo, Grimsby, 1826. £250 - £350

*** A scarce work in an attractive lodge binding.

168. Masonic Songs & Poetry.- th e pr o g r e s s o f mA s o n ry, A ne W

so n g, A n d ve ry hu m o u r o u s, 1p., chipped at head, lightly browned,

scarce, [c.1760] § Jones (Stephen) Masonic Miscellanies, in Poetry

and Prose...and Seventy Masonic Songs, first e d i t i o n, engraved

frontispiece, title vignette, a few marks, contemporary calf, upper

cover detached, lower cover detaching, chipped, for Vernor and

Hood, 1797; and 3 others, masonic Songs, v.s. (5) £150 - £200

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Lot 170

169. [Perau (l’Abbé Gabriel Louis Calabre)] L’or d r e d e s

fr A n c s-mA ç o n s tr A h i, e t L e se c r e t d e s mopses re v e L é, 2 parts in

1, first e d i t i o n, title with engraved device, 9 engraved plates, most

folding, 5 engraved plates of music, half-title with engraved vignette

to part 2, a few repairs to folding plates verso, lightly browned,

some spotting, contemporary marbled wrappers, lacking backstrip,

rubbed and scuffed, [Caillet 8506], 12mo, Amsterdam, no printer,

1745. £250 - £350

*** The rare first edition.

LONDON

170. [Perau (l’Abbé Gabriel Louis Calabre)] Le se c r e t d e s

fr A n c s-mA ç o n s, title with woodcut device depicting a Mason’s

apron, some browning, mostly light, title foxed, occasional spotting,

later half calf, rebacked, preserving part of original backstrip,

rubbed, [cf. Caillet 8507], ?Paris, 1751; L’or d r e d e s fr A n c smA

ç o n s tr A h i e t L e u r se c r e t re v e L e, plate at end, [Caillet 8506,

note], ‘L’Orient’ [probably Amsterdam], no printer, [c.1745] b o u n d

W i t h Véritable Travail des Trois Premiers Grades de la Maçonnerie,

half-title, 2 folding wood-engraved plates at end, a section on

Masonic songs is sometimes bound in with this work, which is

not present here, plates strengthened at folds verso and with some

spotting and staining, ‘L’Orient’ [probably Amsterdam], no printer,

1778, later cloth-backed wrappers, tape repairs to lower wrapper,

some chipping and soiling, 12mo (2) £300 - £400

*** Both works are scarce.

171. Periodical.- Ar s qu At u o r co r o n AtA r o r u m, a very good,

but broken run from Vol.1-124, plates and illustrations, some in

original printed wrappers, the most recent in original blue boards,

v.s. 1886-2011 (Qty.) sold as a periodical and not subject to return.

£500 - £700

*** A very good run of this important periodical dedicated to the

study of Masonic history and research of Freemasonry. It often

reprints scarce and valuable works on Freemasonry not found

elsewhere.

172. Provincial Imprints.- Hutchinson (William) th e spirit o f

mA s o n ry, third edition, engraved frontispiece and title with portrait,

these washed and laid down, some spotting or foxing, contemporary

tree calf, spine gilt and with red morocco label, a good copy, Carlisle,

1802 § Ferguson (R.J.) The Elements of Free Masonry, second

edition, engraved frontispiece, spotted, later half morocco, spine

gilt, Belfast, 1808 § Downes (Charles) [and Lawrence Dermott] The

Constitution of Free-Masonry; or Ahiman Rezon, half-title, lightly

browned, some water-staining, modern half calf, Dublin, 1817; and

2 others 19th century provincial Freemasonry, v.s. (5) £200 - £300

173. [R.S.] Jachin and Boaz; or, An authentic key to the door of

free-masonry, both ancient and modern, new edition, engraved

frontispiece, full-page plan, lacking G3, frontispiece offsetting onto

title, prelimnaries foxed, some spotting, 19th century half morocco,

upper joint splitting, but holding firm, corners worn, rubbed, for

E.Newbery, 1792 § The Pocket Companion and history of Freemasons.

Containing their origin, progress, and present state: an

abstract of their laws, constitutions..., third edition, engraved

frontispiece, stained, some spotting, lightly browned, contemporary

calf, rebacked, for R.Baldwin [&c.], 1764; and another, 18th century

Freemasonry, v.s. (3) £200 - £300

*** The first mentioned not in British Library. ESTC lists only one

copy.

174. Shackleton (Sir Ernest).- Laing (S.) A mo d e r m zo A s t r i A n,

er n e s t sh A c k L e t o n’s c o p y W i t h h i s b o o k p L At e, half-title, diagrams,

original cloth, spine gilt, foot of spine slightly chipped, corners a

little frayed, 8vo, 1903. £120 - £180

*** Shackleton was initiated into Navy Lodge No. 2612 (United Grand

Lodge of England) on 9th July 1901. He was raised to the degree of

Master Mason at Guild of Freemen Lodge on 30 May 1913.

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Lot 175

175. [Trewman (Robert)] th e pr i n c i p L e s o f fr e e-mA s o n ry

de L i n e At e d, engraved frontispiece, list of subscribers, final f.

discussing the ‘Medal of Union Lodge’, some spotting or light

foxing (including title), contemporary calf, rebacked in brown

cloth, corners worn, rubbed, 8vo, Exeter, Printed (and sold) by

R.Trewman, 1777. £300 - £400

*** A rare provincial imprint. ESTC lists only four copies.

176. Waite (Arthur Edward) A ne W en c y c L o p e d i A o f fr e e m A s o n ry,

2 vol., first e d i t i o n, half-titles, frontispieces, occasional spotting,

original cloth, a few marks, gilt, 1921 § Ward (J.S.M.) Freemasonry

and the Ancient Gods, first e d i t i o n, colour frontispiece, plates,

some folding, illustrations, spotted, original pictorial cloth, gilt,

small paper label to spine, joints and spine ends frayed, 1921 §

Leadbeater (C.W.) The Hidden Life of Freemasonry, second edition,

half-title, folding colour frontispiece, plates, illustrations, original

pictorial cloth, gilt, Madras, 1928 § Knocker (George Stodart)

Freemasonry in Jersey, first e d i t i o n, portrait frontispiece, plates,

original cloth, spine gilt, Lowestoft, 1930 § Jones (Bernard E.)

Freemasons’ Book of the Royal Arch, first e d i t i o n, plates, original

boards, slightly marked, 1957 § Haffner (Christopher) The Craft in

the East, portrait frontispiece, original boards, dust-jacket, Hong

Kong, 1988 § Bernardo (Giuliano di) Freemasonry and its Image

of Man, original boards, dust-jacket, creased, 1989; and a small

quantity of others, History and Ritual of Freemasonry, v.s. (Sm.

Qty.) £300 - £400

Lot 177

177. [Wilson (Thomas)] Le mA ç o n dé m A s q u é, o u L e vr A i se c r e t

d e s fr A n c s mA ç o n s, first e d i t i o n, title with woodcut masonic device,

3 folding engraved plates, 2 library ink stamps to title, occasional

spotting, 20th century marbled boards, [Caillet 6927], Chez Owen,

1751; Solomon in all his Glory: or, the Master-Mason. Being a

True Guide to the Inmost Recesses of Free-Masonry, first du b L i n

e d i t i o n, engraved frontispiece and 3 plates, list of lodges at end, a

few ff. with marginal water-staining, some spotting or light foxing,

disbound, London and Dublin, T.Wilkinson, 1777, large 12mo & 8vo

(2) £250 - £350

*** The first mentioned Caillet calls an ‘Ouvrage très rare’, with

ESTC recording only three copies of this and five copies of the

second mentioned. Wilson was a former Mason, who here breaks

his vows to reveal the secret initiation ceremonies and alphabets of

the society.

Lot 178

178. Women.- LA mA c o n n e r i e d e s fe m m e s , title with engraved

vignette, wood-engraved tail-pieces, lightly browned, a few stains,

stitched, as issued, rare, Londres, no printer, 1774 § [Guillemain

de Saint-Victor (Louis)] L’Adoption ou la Maçonnerie des Dames,

first e d i t i o n, title with woodcut masonic device, woodcut plate

depicting Noah’s Ark and The Tower of Babel and a masonic headpiece

on A2, lightly browned, occasional spotting, 20th century

boards, [Caillet 67], ?Paris, A La Fidélité chez le Silence, [1783];

and a 19th century work on Women in Freemasonry, 12mo & 8vo

(3) £300 - £400

*** Two rare works on women in Freemasonry.

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Lot 179

179. Ptolemaeus (Claudius) co s m o g r A p h i A, 113 ff., nly, of 174, lacks

the 27 double-page maps, text ff. A2, supplied by hand, and second

c1, and the 5 blank ff., A1, E6, first a1, h4, and c6 at end, gatherings

first a-c from a smaller copy, 53 lines, double column, Roman type,

diagrams, A3-B2, and first a-c2 with marginal restorations, second

c5, with colophon, torn and with serious marginal loss, and mounted,

some staining and marking, occasional early notes, modern brown

morocco-backed cloth, [BMC IV 133; Goff P1086], folio, Rome,

Petrus de Turre, 1490. sold not subject to return. £600 - £800

Other Properties

Continental Literature and History

Lot 180

LONDON

180. [Baptista Mantuanus] Giovanni Baptista Spagnuoli. de

pAt i e n t i A A u r e i L i b r i t r e s, first e d i t i o n, 116ff., 31 lines and headline,

ownership inscription of Lorentius de Terranova on title, some ink

annotations, a crisp copy with good margins, 19th century sheepbacked

cloth, spine gilt, a little rubbed, [European Americana

497/1; GW 3304; Goff B76; Pell 1810; Polain (B) 486; IGI 1189;

Bell B33; not in Harisse or Sabin], 4to, Brescia, Bernardinus de

Misintis, 1497. £2,500 - £3,500

*** on e o f t h e e A r L i e s t p r i n t e d b o o k s to m e n t i o n t h e d i s c o v e ry

o f t h e n e W W o r L d . Baptista’s work contains one of the only 15thcentury

references to the Spanish discoveries in the New World,

“especially because in our days through the activity of the kings

of Spain... have been found islands inhabited by man, and much

larger than ours...having a circumference of three thousand miles

and more. Of these neither Strabo or Ptolemy or Pomponius Mela

or Pliny or any of the ancient writers makes mention, from which

it is evident that they have been unknown up to the present time”

(see H. P. Kraus cat.185, item 4, 1499 edition) Also noted are other

discoveries in Africa and the far East. Originally a Carmelite guide

to meditation, Baptista’s work also covers medicine, and is concered

with physical as well as spiritual health. There is an extensive section

on diseases, and mental illness is also mentioned.

“Contains mention of discoveries of islands in the Atlantic, noting

their size and the fact that they are inhabited. Because none of the

ancient geographers knew of them, the author assumes that they

have only lately been discovered” -Bell. The reference to America

appears on the (recto of lf m3). European Americana locates only

seven copies in U.S. libraries, and only 4 copies are recorded at

auction in 30 years.

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Lot 181

181. Beroaldus (Philippus) de c L A m At i o LepidissimA eb r i o s i

sc o rtAt o r i s AL e Ato r i s..., 20ff., Roman type, woodcut printer’s

device on recto of final leaf, a few ink annotations, good margins,

stain to lower corner, on a few leaves just extending into text

block, modern vellum, [Goff B472; BMC VI, 845; Simon, Bib

Bacchia I, 172; GW 4131], 4to, Bologna, Benedetto Faelli, 1499.

£1,500 - £2,000

*** A famous satirical debate between a drunkard, a gambler

and a pimp.

Lot 182

182. Origen. qu A e h o c in L i b r o c o n t i n e n t u r or i g e n i s in ge n e s i m ...

in ex o d u m ... in Le v i t i c u m ... in nu m e r o s ... ie s u m nAv e .. in Li b r u m

iu d i c u m ho m i L i A e, Venice, Aldus [for Andrea Torresanus], February

1503; b o u n d W i t h Explanatio...in Epistola Pauli ad Romanos,

Venice, Simon de Luere, 1506, both translated by St. Jerome,

first with Aldine device at end, second with printer’s woodcut

monogram device at end, some marginal foxing, some light waterstaining,

copious marginalia in a humanist hand, early inscription

at end, legible despite attempts at erasure, in a neat calligraphic

hand, “Antonii Carisi” [or Larisi], late 16th century vellum over

pasteboard, [Adams O291; Hoffmann III, 27; Renouard, 44.11; no

copies of this de Luere edition in OCLC, RLG or COPAC], folio

£4,000 - £5,000

*** fi r s t e d i t i o n s o f t W o i m p o rtA n t e x e g e t i c A L W o r k s b y t h e

AL e x A n d r i A n t h e o L o g i A n A n d b i b L i c A L c r i t i c; A f i n e, f u L L-m A r g i n e d

c o p y W i t h c o p i o u s h u m A n i s t m A r g i n A L i A. Of Origen’s many writings

only a handful survive, and of these even fewer were preserved in

the original Greek. The Greek editio princeps of the first work in

this volume, Origen’s homilies on the Pentateuch and the Book of

Judges, was not published until the 17th century. The large Aldine

anchor and dolphin device first appears in this edition, which is also

of interest for Aldus’ (anonymous) preface to the reader, in which the

financial partnership of Aldus’ father-in-law Andreas Torresanus is

first cited in print. Bound with the Aldine homilies is the extremely

rare first edition of Origen’s commentary on Paul’s epistle to the

Romans, also in St. Jerome’s Latin version. The work does not

survive in the original Greek.

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183. Basilius Magnus. e mA g o bA s i L o Le o n A r d i Ar r e t i n i

tr A d u c t i o A d co L u c i u m, woodcut vignette depicting Basilius at a

desk on A1 recto, printer’s devices on last leaf, one woodcut initial,

some contemporary ink annotations, old ink collector’s stamp to

title lower margin, 19th century pale calf, [Panzer IX, 164], 4to,

Florence, Pietro Pacini, 1505. £800 - £1,200

184. Theocritus. [id y L L i A c u m s c h o L i i s], Greek text, woodcut

printer’s device on title, another on verso of final leaf, front

endpapers detached, autograph letter from Earl Spencer to

front pastedown, 19th century English calf, red morocco spine

label, [Adams T460], 8vo, Rome, Zacharias Callierges, 1516.

£3,000 - £4,000

*** A very good copy of the first complete Theocritus edition in

Greek (and only the second Greek book printed in Rome) with

a distinguished provenance: the Earl Spencer-Thomas Gaisford

copy, with bookplate of both collectors and an inscription in

Gaisford’s hand “ex dono illustrissimi Comitis Spencer Jan. 1815”

to front endpaper. The letter from Spencer mentions him having

two copies of this work in his collection and thus offering this

copy to Gaisford as a gift.

Lot 184

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Lot 186

Lot 185

185. Plautus (Titus Maccius) co m o e d i A e, first AL d i n e e d i t i o n,

edited by Franciscus Torresanus from a text corrected by Aldus and

Erasmus, printer’s device to title and verso of final leaf, contemporary

red morocco, gilt frames and motifs to covers, rebacked to style,

gauffered edges, [Adams P1487; Renouard 94, 2; Moss 2:460], 8vo,

Venice, Andreus Torresanus, July 1522. £1,500 - £2,000

*** This copy apparently belonged to the great Shakespearean editor

and collector George Steevens; Plautus’s comedy Me-naechmi (leaves

129-144) was the source of Shakespeare’s A Comedy of Errors.

he b r A i c A

186. Balmes (Abraham de) mi k n e Ab r A h A m [sefer di k d u k], first

e d i t i o n, Hebrew text only, title with some old repairs, some light waterstaining

and foxing, some leaves browned, manuscript ownership

inscription and small ink ownership stamp to title, 19th century red

half morocco over marbled boards, [Adams A40; D.Amran, The

Makers of Hebrew Books in Italy, pp.169-172], 4to, Venice, Daniel

Bomberg, 1523. £1,500 - £2,000

*** Important grammar written by the physician and translator

Abraham de Balmes in which he examined the construction of the

Hebrew language from a philosophical point of view, rejecting the

position of the eminent grammarian David Qimhi. In this work he

considers syntax (harkabah) as a distinct part of grammar; the work

was printed by Daniel Bomberg, who introduced printing in Hebrew

in Venice and was a friend, possibly pupil, of de Balmes. It appears in

two issues, as here in Hebrew only, and in Latin and Hebrew for the

use of Christian scholars.

187. ko L bo, title within elaborate woodcut border with floral

motifs, printer’s device, title with some stains, a few worm-holes to

first few leaves, annotations and some words crossed out by censors

in some parts of Hilchoth Yein and Hilchoth Avodah Zarah, library

blind-stamp to second leaf, some finger soiling and minor foxing,

mostly marginal, old paper boards, [Adams K89; Steinschneider 555;

Vinograd 7; Zedner 191; Manzoni II, n.121 “indubbiamente il piu

bel volume che Gerschom abbia impresso a Rimini”], folio, Rimini,

Gerson Soncino, [1525]. £2,000 - £3,000

*** Important and rare edition of this anonymous work, printed by Soncino

with his device of the Malatesta tower here used for the first time.

Lot 187

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188. Yahya (Joseph ben David ibn) pe r u s h hA m e s h me g i L L o t,

first e d i t i o n, lacking title (supplied in facsimile), some other leaves

supplied from a smaller copy, censor’s note on recto of final leaf

dated 1575, library stamp of Max Septimus and Bibliothek Cosman

Werner, Munich, some staining, lower corner of last few leaves

singed, modern red calf, gilt, [Adams J337; Steinschneider 1476;

Vinograd, Bologna 11; Zedner 332], folio, Bologna, Company of

Jewish silk traders, 1538. £800 - £1,200

*** This is the seventh of nine volumes published by the company

of Jewish silk traders in Bologna. The author was from a Spanish/

Portuguese family, forced to leave their country and seek reuge in

Italy because of their refusal to convert to Christianity. Yahya’s

work was heavily subjected to censorship and his son Ghedalyah

claimed that after his father’s death all his unpublished manuscripts

were burned.

Lot 189

189. Kimchi (David ben Joseph) se f e r mi k h o L, title within fine

architectural woodcut border, some pencil marginalia, ownership

inscription to title, some water-staining and foxing, marginal

worming, lacking final blank leaf, modern red morocco, [Adams

K52; Vinograd, Venice 245; Zedner 199], folio, Venice, Cornelio

Adelkind for Daniel Bomberg, 1545. £750 - £1,000

*** Rare edition of this important grammar by David Kimchi, who

came from a distinguished family of French grammarians from

Narbonne in the south of France.

Lot 190

LONDON

190. Cinq-Arbres (Jean) de r e g r A m m At i cA h e b r A e o r u m o p u s,

first e d i t i o n, woodcut device on title, some light spotting and a few

leaves slightly browned, contemporary limp vellum, spine slightly

holed and worn, 4to, Paris, Joannes Bogard, 1546. £600 - £800

Lot 191

191. Solomon ben Melech. mi c h L o L yo f i, first e d i t i o n, title within

woodcut border decorated with floral motifs, some browning and

light foxing, some ink marginalia in Italian and Hebrew, ink stamp

on title and final leaf, some staining (mostly marginal) towards

end, modern blue morocco, [Adams S1418; Steinschneider 2372;

Vinograd, Const. 199; Yaari, Const. 148; Zedner 729], folio,

Constantinople, Moseh ben Elazar Parnas, 1549. £400 - £600

*** Included at the end of this commentary are poems in praise of

the book by Shelomoh ben Mazzal Tov and Abraham ben Efrayim

Sangi.

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Lot 192

Lot 193

Lot 194

192. Melli (Eli’ezer, editor) LA k o L ch e f e t z-ti k u n sh tA r o t, first

e d i t i o n, 16ff., title within elaborate woodcut border with fine

architectural decorations, some light water-staining and occasional

worm-holes slightly affecting text, modern half cloth, [Vinograd,

Venice 439; Habermann (Adelkind) 3], 4to, Venice, Cornelio

Adelkind, 1552. £750 - £1,000

193. Minz (Yehuda) pe s A k i m sA i L o t h ut e s u v o t h, first e d i t i o n,

printer’s device and ownership inscription to title, upper corner

of title restored, censor’s signature to verso of final leaf and some

words in text censored, some light water-staining, mostly to corner,

modern half sheep, rubbed, [Vinograd, Venice 460], 4to, Venice,

Alvise Bragadin, 1553. £1,000 - £1,500

*** A collection of responses written by a German Rabbi who settled

in Padua after the expulsion of Jews from Mainz in 1416. This work

is divided into three parts, one of which includes a work written

by the author’s son, Abraham Minz, about divorce. Of particular

interest is the fifth response that allows a pregnant prostitute to

marry to protect herself and her husband from public shame.

194. Nachmanides (Moses) sh A’A r hA’ge m u L , third separate

edition, title within fine woodcut border, printer’s device of an

armillary sphere with a scroll with a verse from the Book of Psalms,

device repeated on final leaf, title (possibly from another copy)

with one worm-hole and some old repairs , some mostly marginal

worming and light water-staining, modern blind-stamped mottled

calf, [Vinograd, Ferrara 45; Mehlman 1214], 4to, Ferrara, Abraham

ibn Usque, 1556. £2,000 - £3,000

*** At the end of the work is the famous letter addressed to the son

of Nachmanides from Jerusalem in which he describes the living

conditions in Israel after the invasion of the Tartar hordes in 1260.

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Lot 195

195. Samson ben Zadok. tA s h b At z, first e d i t i o n, title with printer’s

device, elaborate woodcut border decorated with grotesques and in

the centre an allegorical figure representing the city of Cremona

enclosed in an oval frame, later ink annotations, some worming at

beginning and end, touching a few letters of text, title soiled and

corner frayed, water-staining and foxing, modern boards, [Vinograd,

Cremona 6; Zedner 670], 4to, Cremona, Vincenzo Conti, 1556.

£1,500 - £2,000

*** A collection of laws and rules as dictated by R. Meir of

Rothenburg during his seven years’ captivity in Alsace. Meir

(1215-c.1293) was considered the most eminent Talmudist of his

generation and was imprisoned in 1286 by the Emperor Rudolf I

for trying to emigrate to the land of Israel. He died in prison after

refusing to allow the ransom demanded by the emperor to be paid,

fearing setting a precedent for future imprisonment of Jews.

196. Aldabi (Meir ben Isaac) sh v i L e i em u n A h, first e d i t i o n, one

leaf lacking and supplied in manuscript, astronomical diagrams in

text, ink annotations to front free endpaper, censor’s annotations

passing the book and dated July 1599 to final leaf, ink library stamp

of Max Septimus to title and verso of final leaf, modern calf, spine

sunned, [Steinschneider 1690; Vinograd, Riva 12; Zedner 521], 4to,

Riva di Trento, Yakov Macaria, 1558. £1,000 - £1,500

*** First edition of this large encyclopaedia of philosophy, science,

astronomy and theology which went through numerous editions. The

work, which translates as “Ways of Faith” consists of ten chapters

covering various topics such as: God and his qualities; the creation

and order of the world; human anatomy; rules for enjoying a long

life; the soul and its functions; the redemption of Israel; and the

resurrection and afterlife.

Lot 196

Lot 197

LONDON

197. Karo (Isaac ben Joseph) se f e r to L e d o t yi t z h A k, third edition,

four leaves supplied from a smaller copy, some leaves with marginal

tape repairs, some light water-staining, modern brown calf, [Adams

C752; Vinograd, Riva 2; Zedner 368], 4to, Riva di Trento, 1558.

£750 - £1,000

*** The author was a native of Toledo who moved to Constantinople

after the expulsion of Jews from Spain and Portugal. The first edition

of this commentary on the Pentateuch was published in 1518.

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Lot 198

Lot 199

Lot 200

198. Levi ben Gershom. pe r u s h A m m e s me g i L L o t, first e d i t i o n, ink

ex-libris stamp on title, first couple of leaves and final leaf with small

repairs, some light foxing, modern cloth, [Adams L604; Vinograd,

Riva 12; Zedner 432], 4to, Riva di Trento, Yakov Macaria, 1560.

£1,000 - £1,500

*** Commentary on Megillot, five books of the Bible.In the colophon

the printer apologises for not having printed the commentary to

Lamentations, which he says were probably never written.

199. Rossi (Azariah de) mA o r ey n Ay i m, first e d i t i o n, title within

architectural woodcut border, woodcut illustrations, leaf 8 with

repairs causing some loss and letters supplied in manuscript,

contemporary marginalia in Latin and some later in Hebrew, exlibris

Max Septimus on title and pastedowns, some light waterstaining

and foxing, modern red morocco, [Vinograd, Mantua 138],

4to, Mantua, 1574. £1,000 - £1,500

*** De Rossi’s magnum opus, particularly important for his

placing of scientific research and empiricism over the traditional

interpretations by Talmudic scholars, much to the dismay of many of

his contemporaries. The work was considered heretical and banned

by the rabbinic authorities upon publication - only De Rossi’s piety

spared him further direct chastisement.

200. Marinus (Marcus) Ar c A no e th e s A u r u s Li n g u A e sA n c tA e

n o v u s, 2 parts in 2 vol., title in red and black with woodcut device of

three crowns repeated on verso of final leaf, title with a few repairs

(just touching one Hebrew letter), some light water-staining, small

ink stamp of Franz Reuckl to title and first leaf of vol.2, old ink

ownership inscriptions erased, finger-tabs, modern vellum-backed

marbled boards, spines gilt with double morocco labels, one starting

to peel, [EDIT 16: CNCE 23088], folio, Venice, Giovanni di Gara,

1593. £500 - £700

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Lot 202

LONDON

201. Aron ibn Chaim. ko r b A n Ar o n, 2 parts in 1, first e d i t i o n,

title within woodcut architectural border, printer’s device on title

verso, woodcut decorations, some light foxing and water-staining,

ownership inscriptions to title, modern black morocco, [Vinograd,

Venice 1058; Habermann (Gara) 271], folio, Venice, Giovanni de

Gara, 1609. £750 - £1,000

*** Provenance: Ber Adler Ha-Kohen, father of Nathan Marcus

Adler, Chief Rabbi of the British Empire (inscription to title).

202. Portaleone (Abraham ben David) se f e r si Lt e i h A-g h i b o r i m,

4 parts in 1, first e d i t i o n, typographic border to each title, some

repairs to leaves at beginning and end, occasionally slightly affecting

text, top edge of some leaves trimmed with loss of pagination, ink

annotations, ink stamp to first and last leaf, modern red morocco,

gilt crown to upper cover, [Vinograd, Mantua 196], folio, Mantua,

Vincenzo Gonzaga, 1612. £400 - £600

*** Portaleone was an Italian Jewish doctor who was granted Papal

permission in 1591 to treat Christian patients and was the author

of a medical handbook and a study on the use of gold in medicine.

“Portaleone’s treatment [in this work, which translates as “Shields

of the Brave”] is so discursive as to make the work a compendium

of all branches of science known in his day, in which all of the ten

languages he knew were amply used.” (Encyclopaedia Judaica XIII,

908-909)

Lot 203

203. Menasseh ben Israel. co n c i L i A d o r, part 2 only (of 4), first

e d i t i o n, Spanish and Hebrew text, woodcut device on title, woodcut

initials, slight marginal defect to title and final leaf, some worming,

affecting some text, modern brown sheep, rubbed, 4to, Amsterdam,

Nicolaus de Ravesteyn, 1641. £400 - £600

*** The author (1604-57) was a native of Madeira who succeeded

Itzchaq Uz’iel as a preacher at the Newe Shalom synagogue in

Amsterdam in 1622. Four years later he founded the first Jewish

printing house in the city, publishing many works in Hebrew,

Spanish and Latin. He became a representative for Jewish culture

in the Christian world, was in contact with various non-Jewish

scholars and was a friend of Grotius and Rembrandt. The first part

of the Conciliador appeared in 1632 and the third and fourth in 1650

and 1651 respectively.

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Lot 204

204. Castillo (Martin del) Art e he b r A i s pA n o...gr A m m At i cA d e L A

Le n g u A sA n tA, first e d i t i o n, Spanish and Hebrew text, woodcut

initials, head- and tail-pieces, some worming, especially to inner

margin, some water-staining and foxing, contemporary Spanish/

Mexican vellum, binding almost detached, [Palau 481466], 8vo,

Lyon, Florian Anisson, 1676. £3,000 - £4,000

*** fi r s t e d i t i o n o f t h e first he b r e W g r A m m A r p r i n t e d f o r t h e

ne W Wo r L d.

Lot 205

205. Alberti (Leon Battista) L’Ar c h i t e c t u r e e t A rt d e b i e n b A s t i r,

first e d i t i o n in fr e n c h, title within woodcut strapwork border,

woodcut portrait on verso of title, 2 woodcut plans, (one folding),

94 woodcut illustrations in text, fine unicorn device on verso of final

leaf, initials and head-pieces, some slight worming at beginning,

slightly affecting title and some text, 18th century sheep-backed

boards, bit wormed to spine and extremities rubbed, [Mortimer,

Harvard French 12; Cicognara 374; Fowler 7; Berlin Catalogue

1802], folio, Paris, Jacques Kerver, 1553. £3,500 - £5,000

*** Includes an epitaph by Ronsard for the translator Jean Martin,

who died before this work was published and had previously

translated works by Serlio and Vitruvius.

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206. Froissart (Jean) Le pr e m i e r [- qu A rt] vo L u m e d e L’histoire

e y cr o n i q u e, edited by Denis Sauvage, 4 vol. in 1, device on titles,

decorative initials, early name on title ‘P Brisson’, with motto ‘Hoc

velis quod possis’ and quotation (in Latin) from Plato, other name

obliterated, some marking to first few pp., occasional spotting

elsewhere, later mottled calf, spine gilt, badly worn, first few ff. all

but loose, book block broken after vol II N6, spine mostly defective,

[Adams F1066; Brunet II 1405-6 ‘...devenue peu commune, est trèsbelle’;

Mortimer, French 239], folio, Lyons, Jan de Tournes, 1559-

1561. £300 - £500

*** First Sauvage edition.

207. Homer. qu A e ex s tA n t op e r A, Greek and Latin texts in double

column, large device on title and at end, lower corners creased or

frayed, spotting and staining, name of Charles Turner on endpaper,

fly-leaf and title, contemporary blind-stamped vellum, rubbed and

marked, lower corners knocked, folio, Basle, Sebastian Henricpetri,

1606. £300 - £400

208. Marolois (Samuel) [oe u v r e s mAthe m At i q u e s, pA rt 3]

fortificAtion o u Arch i t e c t u r e miLitAire, tA n t offensive q u e

de f e n s i v e, engraved title, 42 engraved plates, title and next f. with

margins restored, The Hague, ex officina Henr. Hondii, 1615 b o u n d

W i t h Hondius (Henricus) Les Cinq Rangs de l’Architecture, 50

engraved plates, ? only, no plate DD, Amsterdam, Jean Jeansson,

1620 b o u n d W i t h Vredeman de Vries (Jan) Pespective, 5e Partie,

Augmentée et Corrigée...par Samuel Marolois, engraved title,

46 engraved plates, n.p., 1615 b o u n d W i t h [Marolois (Samuel)

Practique de Geometrie], 46 engraved plates, without title, first 8

text ff. with lower margins defective and restored, n.p., n.d., 4 works

in 1 vol., stained and browned, heavy in places, early ownership

entry on front pastedown of ‘Dn Marcello Fonton (?)’, later dark

brown morocco, ruled in blind, rubbed, covers scuffed, oblong 4to

£1,000 - £1,500

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Lot 206

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Lot 209

Lot 210

209. Bonarelli (Prospero) iL so L i m A n o, t r A g e d i A, first e d i t i o n,

engraved frontispiece and 5 folding plates by Jacques Callot,

some light water-staining, contemporary limp vellum, [Cicognara

1086; Gamba 1810], 4to, Florence, Pietro Cecconcelli, 1620.

£1,500 - £2,000

*** Rare first edition of this well-known poetical tragedy in five

acts, illustrated with impressive etchings showing the characters

against elaborate baroque set designs by Giulio Parigi depicting

contemporary Florence.

210. Le Pautre (Jean) Wo r k s, 3 vol., engraved title with ink

inscription, c. 800 copper engraved plates, window-mounted,

many trimmed, a few with sticky tape repairs, pencil inscription to

endpapers, occasional foxing, contemporary half calf, gilt, vol. 2

spine upper joint broken, vol. 1 & 3 joints starting, extremities a

little worn, folio, [?c.1700]. £2,000 - £3,000

211. Caesar (Caius Julius) and A. Hirtius. de r e b u s c A e s A r e g e s t i s

c o m m e n tA r i i, c u m f r A g m e n t i s, edited by Samuel Clarke, half-title,

occasional spotting, bookplates to front pastedown, contemporary

calf, spine gilt, spine a little worn at head and foot, small mark

to upper cover, rubbed, folio, Glasgow, R. and A. Foulis, 1750.

£300 - £400

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212. Schiaparelli (G.V.) os s e rv s z i o n i As t r o n o m i c h e e fi s c h e

su L L’Asse d i ro tA z i o n e e su L L A to p o g r A p h i A d e L pi A n e tA mA rt e,

first p r i n t i n g, in Atti della R. Accademia dei Lincei, Anno

CCLXXV, 1877-1878, Serie Terza, vol.2, 5 lithographed plates, 1

double-page, 3 coloured, occasional light spotting, upper hinge a

little weak, contemporary morocco-backed boards, a little rubbed

and scuffed, 4to, Rome, 1878. £600 - £800

*** During the great opposition of Mars in 1877, Schiaparelli

observed the planet thoroughly using a Merz refractor; this

exceptional instrument allowed Schiaparelli to detect even the

smallest surface features which had been overlooked in earlier

oppositions by larger telescopes. In drawing a complete picture for

the construction of an accurate map, he stated that the interpretation

of the phenomena observed on Mars was still largely hypothetical,

varying among observers even when they saw the same details. He

was the first to classify the features as ‘seas’ and ‘continents’.

212a. Russian Binding.- Hanslick (Eduard) [Vom Musikalisch

Schönen], text in Russian, ? presentation copy from the translator to

the author, with calligraphic presentation f. with one word heightened

in gold, contemporary red morocco by E.Rau of St.Petersburg, spine

gilt, inner gilt dentelles, small chip to head of spine, rubbed, 8vo,

Moscow, 1895. £200 - £300

*** Hanslick was an influential Austrian critic. He wrote a scathing

review of the first Vienna production of Wagner’s Lohengrin. The

present work, ‘The Beautiful in Music’, is often referred to as the

foundation of modern musical aesthetics.

213. Illuminated Manuscripts.- Li Li v r e s d o u tr e s o r, facsimile

edition, limited edition, most ff. heightened in gold, original blindstamped

calf, housed in original calf drop-back box, gilt, Barcelona,

M. Moleiro Editor, 1999; and a copy of the Apocalipsis Gulbenkian,

folio & 4to (2) £350 - £450

Lot 213

Lot 214

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214. Illuminated Manuscripts.- ps A Lt e r i u m gL o s At u m, facsimile

edition, limited edition, most ff. heightened in gold, original calf,

gilt, slip-case, a handsome production, folio, Barcelona, M.Moleiro

Editor, 2004. £350 - £450

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English Literature and History

The Property of a Gentleman

215. Plutarch. th e Li v e s o f t h e no b L e gr e c i A n s A n d ro m A i n e s, title

with woodcut printer’s device, woodcut initials, lacking 16 ff. at end

(main text complete), title with loss to lower corner, soiled and laid

down, 4C3 upper corner torn with loss, affecting a side-note, 4X6

repaired tear, within text, but with no loss, occasional spotting, some

staining, contemporary calf, gilt arabesque centre-pieces, rebacked,

corners worn, rubbed and scuffed, [STC 20069], by Richard Field,

1612 § Rushworth (John) Historical Collections of Private Passages

of State. Weighty Matters in Law..., engraved portrait frontispiece

(repaired to recto along plate-mark) ?from another copy or work,

lacking a second portrait and double-page map, 59pp. Appendix

bound in at end, some water-staining, mostly to upper margin, a few

ff. with burn-holes slightly affecting text, contemporary inscription

on front free endpaper reads “Gay Curll 1685”, later bookplate of

Rev. Dr. Peter Gunning, contemporary calf, joints starting, [Wing

2316A], by Tho. Newcomb for George Thomason, 1659, folio (2)

sold not subject to return. £250 - £350

Lot 216

216. Digges (Sir Dudley) th e co m p L e At Am b A s s A d o r: o r tW o

tr e At i e s o f t h e i n t e n d e d m A r r i A g e o f qu: eL i z A b e t h o f g L o r i o u s

m e m o r y , first e d i t i o n, fine engraved additional pictorial title,

printed title in red and black, contemporary 6-line ink note on the

work to front free endpaper, lower corners of all to sig.O waterstained

to varying degrees, lightly browned, contemporary calf,

rebacked in modern dark brown calf, corners repaired, bookplate

of Dame Sarah Rowley, [Wing D1453], folio, Tho. Newcomb and

Thomas Collins, 1655. £200 - £300

217. [Frankland (Thomas)] th e An n A L s o f ki n g JA m e s A n d ki n g

ch A r L e s t h e fi r s t, first e d i t i o n, initial errata f., lightly browned,

occasional spotting, contemporary calf, repaired, scarce at auction,

[Wing F2078], folio, Tho. Braddyll, for Robert Clavel, 1681.

£200 - £300

Lot 218

218. Platina (Bartholomaeus Sacchi de) th e Li v e s o f t h e po p e s...

to t h e re i g n o f si x t u s iv, translated and edited by Paul Rycaut,

engraved portrait frontispiece of Rycaut, title in red and black, a

few marginal water-stains, occasional spotting, 2C4 & 2D1 section

of outer margin excised, bookplates of Pro-Cathedral Library,

Clifton and the lending library of Temple Sowerby (a gift from the

Rev.Dr. Bray), contemporary panelled calf, rebacked, corners worn,

covers rubbed, [Wing P2403], folio, Christopher Wilkinson, 1685.

£200 - £300

*** Scarce at auction. Rycaut was a British diplomat, historian, and

authority on the Ottoman Empire.

Lot 219

219. Jonson (Ben) th e Wo r k s, first c o m p L e t e c o L L e c t e d e d i t i o n,

double column, engraved portrait frontispiece, very small repair to

upper margin of portrait, 2K3 with some ink marks, 2Z2&3 and

sig.3C foxed (as often, see Pforzheimer), occasional spotting, some

light browning, contemporary speckled calf, rebacked, [Wing J1006;

Pforzheimer 561], folio, Thomas Hodgkin, for H.Herringman [&c.],

1692. £600 - £800

*** A good copy of the first one-volume edition and the last of the

folios.

Provenance: William Dowdeswell, Pull Court, Worcestershire

(bookplates).

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220. Hacket (John) sc r i n i A re s e r AtA: A me m o r i A L offer’d to...

Jo h n Wi L L i A m s...Ar c h b i s h o p o f yo r k, engraved portrait frontispiece,

title in red and black, advertisement and errata ff. t end, small area

of water-staining to lower corners of last few ff., later speckled

panelled calf, spine in compartments and with red morocco label,

upper joint just starting a foot, lower corners worn, rubbed, [Wing

H171], a good copy, folio, Edw. Jones for Samuel Lowndes, 1693.

£200 - £300

*** Hacket was Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry and occasional

chaplain to James and Charles II.

Lot 221

221. Machiavelli (Niccolò) th e Wo r k s, with general title, sig b. of

preliminaries bound after **4, a few marginal repairs (including

upper corner of second title, this just touching printed border),

occasional spotting, antique style panelled mottled calf, [Wing

M130], folio, for R.Clavel, 1694. £300 - £400

*** Scarce at auction (of the four copies sold three were defective).

222. Bruyere (Jean de la) th e ch A r A c t e r s, o r t h e mA n n e r s o f

t h e Ag e, 2 parts in 1, first e d i t i o n in en g L i s h, Y1 small section cut

away from ouer margin, occasional spotting, some light browning,

a few small stains, contemporary panelled calf, morocco label to

spine, spine ends chipped, corners worn, rubbed, [Wing L104],

for John Bullord, 1699-1698 § Ashmole (Elias) The History of the

Most Noble Order of the Garter, engraved plates, folding tables,

some light browning, occasional spotting, 19th century polished

armorial calf, gilt, for A.Bell, 1715 § Sterne (Lawrence) The Works,

10 vol., portrait frontispiece, some spotting and light browning,

contemporary tree calf, rebacked, corners worn, for J.Johnson

[&c.], 1798; and c.30 others, English Literature & History, including

a set of Voltaire, v.s. (c.42) sold not subject to return. £200 - £300

Lot 223

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223. Sandford (Francis) A ge n e A L o g i c A L hi s t o ry o f t h e ki n g s

A n d qu e e n s o f en g L A n d, title in red and black, 6 engraved plates

(5 double-page), some after Wenceslaus Hollar, illustrations,

many full-page, list of subscribers, errata f. at end, some waterstaining,

mostly marginal, heavier to 4Y1&2, occasional spotting,

contemporary panelled calf, rebacked, modern red leather labels to

spine, folio, M.Jenour, for John Nicholson, 1707. £180 - £220

224. Baker (Sir Richard) A ch r o n i c L e o f t h e kin g s o f eng L A n d,

f r o m t h e t i m e o f t h e romA n s gove r n m e n t, to t h e deAt h o f

ki n g JAm e s t h e first, engraved additional pictorial title, printed

title in red and black, occasional spotting, contemporary calf,

rebacked, corners worn, rubbed, for Samuel Ballard, 1723; and a

copy of Murdin’s State Papers of Queen Elizabeth, 1759, folio (2)

£200 - £300

225. Bacon (Sir Francis) th e Wo r k s, 5 vol., 4 engraved

frontispieces, engraved title vignettes, 2 folding tables, some light

offsetting and browning, occasional spotting, contemporary calf,

rebacked, spines with modern gilt and red leather labels, corners

worn, rubbed, 4to, for J.Rivington and Sons, 1778. £200 - £300

226. Johnson (Samuel) th e Li v e s o f t h e m o s t e m i n e n t en g L i s h

po e t s, 4 vol., first s e pA r At e e d i t i o n, engraved portrait frontispiece,

offsetting on to title, some spotting or light foxing, contemporary

calf, richly gilt spines, lacking labels, some chipping to spine ends,

vol.4 lower joint starting, for C.Bathurst, 1781; The Works, 12 vol.,

some spotting, bookplates of Edward Hutton and William Pocock,

contemporary tree calf, lacking most labels, some joints starting,

chipping, for T.Longman [&c.], 1792; The Letters, edited by Bruce

Redford, 5 vol., including index, The Hyde Edition, frontispieces,

original buckram, dust-jackets, Oxford, 1992-1994; and 13 others,

all but 5 Johnson, 8 of which 18th century Johnson in contemporary

calf, 8vo et infra (34) £250 - £350

227. Crabbe (George) th e bo r o u g h, first e d i t i o n, half-title,

occasional spotting, contemporary half calf, rebacked, corners

worn, 1810; Tales of the Hall, 2 vol., first e d i t i o n, half-titles,

occasional spotting, contemporary half burgundy calf, spines gilt

and with double black leather labels, spines slightly faded, rubbed,

1819; Poems, second edition, occasional spotting, contemporary

diced calf, spine faded and nicked at head, 1808; and 15 others,

Crabbe, v.s. (19) £120 - £180

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228. Bacon (Sir Francis) th e Wo r k s, edited by Basil Montague,

16 vol., engraved plates, occasional spotting or offsetting,

contemporary polished calf, gilt, some fading to spines, a few scuff

marks to covers, rubbed, a good edition, 8vo, William Pickering,

1824-1836. £150 - £200

229. S[tephen] J[ames] K[enneth]], “A Don”. sk e t c h e s f r o m

cA m b r i d g e, first e d i t i o n in b o o k f o r m, occasional spotting, later

half morocco, spine darkened, rubbed, London and Cambridge,

1865; Lapsus Calmi, first e d i t i o n, half-title, a few spots, original

cloth, paper printed label to spine this chipped with loss of a few

letters, Cambridge, 1891; and a first edition of his Quo Musa Tendis,

8vo (3) £150 - £200

*** All works by the author are scarce. Stephen, a former President of

the Cambridge Union and Fellow of King’s College, was a poet, tutor

to Princes Albert Victor and Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, and firstcousin

of Virginia Woolf. Kipling referred to him as ‘that genius’.

230. Stephen (Leslie) essAys o n fr e e t h i n k i n g A n d pL A i n s p e A k i n g,

first e d i t i o n, half-title, hinges weak, original cloth, cloth of lower

joint splitting, soiled, 1873; The Science of Ethics, first e d i t i o n,

p r e s e n tAt i o n c o p y f r o m t h e A u t h o r, half-title, 6pp. advertisements

at end, new endpapers, original cloth, spine repaired, 1882; Hours

in a Library, 3 vol., first-third series, s i g n e d p r e s e n tAt i o n c o p i e s f r o m

t h e A u t h o r, half-titles, modern two-tone cloth, 1874-1879; History

of English Thought in the Eighteenth Century, 2 vol., first e d i t i o n,

advertisements at end, related newspaper cuttings mounted at end

of vol.1, occasional spotting or light foxing, near fine original cloth,

gilt, slightly rubbed, 1876; and c.40 others, by or about the same,

many in original cloth, v.s. (c.44) £300 - £400

*** A very good selection of Stephen’s works. Sir Leslie Stephen

was an author, critic, prominent mountaineer (President of the Alpine

Club and RGS) and father to Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell.

231. Law.- Stephen (Sir James Fitzjames) A hi s t o ry o f t h e

cr i m i n A L LAW o f en g L A n d, 3 vol., first e d i t i o n, half-titles, 2pp.

advertisements at end of vol.2, ink presentation inscriptions to the

Recorder of Birmingham to half-titles, a few pencil notes, original

cloth, spines gilt, rubbed, a good set, 1883; Liberty, Equality,

Fraternity, first e d i t i o n, half-title, original cloth, spine ends nicked,

rubbed, 1873 § Stephen (Leslie) The Life of Sir James Fitzjames

Stephen, first e d i t i o n, half-title, portrait frontispiece, original

cloth, spine ends nicked, corners a little worn, rubbed, 1895; and 14

others, by or about J.F. Stephen and related, v.s. (19) £200 - £300

232. Scott (Sir Walter) th e WAv e r L e y no v e L s, 25 vol., 1889-1891;

Poetical Works, 2vol., 1891-1892; Tales of a Grandfather, 2 vol.,

1892; Lockhart (J.G.) Life of Scott, 1892, engraved frontispieces

and additional vignette titles, uniformly bound in original green

pictorial cloth, gilt, lightly rubbed § Shadwell (Thomas) The

Complete Works, edited by Montague Summers, 5 vol., limited

edition, plates, original cloth, lightly rubbed, The Fortune Press,

1927 § Stevenson (Robert Louis) The Works, 25 vol., Swanston

Edition, plates, some spotting, original cloth, spine gilt, 1911-1912;

and a quantity others, Literature in cloth, v.s. (Qty.) £300 - £400

233. Malone Society.- 59 vol., v.b., small 4to, 1960s-2000s.

£150 - £200

*** The Malone Society was ‘formed for the purpose of producing

accurate copies of the best editions of early plays’.

234. Trollope Society.- Trollope (Anthony) [Wo r k s], 71 vol.,

plates, illustrations, original buckram all in very good condition,

a very good run, [1990s]; and 3 others, about Trollope, 8vo (74)

£300 - £400

pr i vAt e pr e s s

See also lots 362-383

235. Painter (William) th e pA L A c e o f pL e A s u r e, 4 vol., number

58 of 500 copies, illustrations by Douglas Percy Bliss, frontispieces

with pochoir colouring, original cloth-backed boards, t.e.g., others

uncut, very slightly browned, Cresset Press, 1929 § Jonson (Ben)

The Masque of Queenes...with the Designs of Inigo Jones, number

CVII of 150 copies for America from an edition limited to 350,

illustrations, modern morocco-backed cloth, t.e.g., others uncut, a

little soiled and faded, The King’s Printers, 1930; and 2 others, v.s.

(7) £100 - £150

Lot 236

236. Shakespeare Head Press.- Shakespeare (William) th e

Wo r k s..., 10 vol., number 125 of 1000 copies on handmade paper,

portrait frontispieces, modern tan morocco-backed cloth, spines

gilt with emblem of hart under a tree and brown morocco labels,

uncut, 4to, Stratford-on-Avon, Shakespeare Head Press, 1904-07.

£300 - £500

237. -. Boccaccio (Giovanni) de c A m e r o n, 2 vol., number 113 of 325

copies, printed in blue and black, wood-engraved title-borders and

illustrations after the Venetian edition of 1492, decorative initials,

later half blue morocco, paper labels on spines, t.e.g., others uncut,

spines very slightly faded, Oxford, printed at the Shakespeare Head

Press, 1934-35 § Dante Alighieri. The Divine Comedy..., translated

by Melville Best Anderson, one of 1500 copies signed by the printer

Hans Mardersteig, light spotting, original patterned Fortuny silk,

gilt-stamped silk label on spine, uncut, slight wear to edges, New

York, printed by the Officina Bodoni of Verona for the Limited

Editions Club, 1932, 4to & folio (3) £250 - £350

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238. -. Fielding (Henry) [th e no v e L s], 10 vol., one of 1030

copies, original terracotta buckram, 1926 § Smollett (Tobias) [The

Novels], 11 vol., one of 780 copies, original green buckram, 1925 §

Richardson (Samuel) Clarissa..., 8 vol., one of 620 copies, original

crimson buckram, 1930 § Sheridan (R.B.) The School for Scandal,

one of 475 copies, illustrations by Thomas Lowinsky, original half

parchment, 1930 § Beerbohm (Max) Zuleika Dobson, one of 750

copies signed by the artist, colour plates by Osbert Lancaster,

original morocco-backed boards, glacine wrapper (frayed), 1975 §

De Quincey (Thomas) Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, one

of 1520 copies signed by the printer and artist, lithographed plates

by Zhenya Gay, original cloth-backed boards, slip-case, printed for

the Limited Editions Club, 1930, occasional light spotting, most

t.e.g. with others uncut, a little rubbed, spines of the sets slightly

faded, Oxford, printed at the Shakespeare Head Press of Stratfordupon-Avon;

and 14 others relating to the press including a reprint of

their Defoe set, v.s (46) £200 - £300

239. -. Froissart (Sir John) cr o n y c L e s, translated by Lord Berners,

2 vol. in 8, number 264 of 350 copies, numerous hand-coloured

woodcut coats-of-arms on titles and in margins, maps hand-coloured

in outline, printed note on the edition loosely inserted, original

holland-backed boards, uncut, paper spine labels, a few small ink

spots to spines, 8vo, Oxford, printed at the Shakespeare Head Press

of Stratford-upon-Avon, 1927-28. £250 - £350

Lot 240

240. -. Chaucer (Geoffrey) th e Wor k s, edited by A.W.Pollard, 8

vol., number 11 of 375 copies, printed in red, blue and black, handcoloured

wood-engraved illustrations redrawn by Hugh Chesterman,

Lynton Lamb and others from old manuscripts and woodcuts, woodengraved

lettering for titles, headings and initials designed by

Joscelyne Gaskin, original holland-backed boards, uncut, slightly

soiled and browned, 8vo, Oxford, printed at the Shakespeare Head

Press in Stratford-upon-Avon, 1928-29. £400 - £600

LONDON

241. -. Plutarch. th e Li v e s o f t h e no b L e gr e c i A n s A n d ro m A n e s...,

translated by James Amyot and Thomas North, 8 vol., number

144 of 500 large paper copies for America, printed in red and

black, frontispieces, illustrations by Thomas Lowinsky, Boston &

New York, 1928 § Shakespeare (William) A Midsommer Nights

Dreame, number 290 of 450 copies from an edition limited to 606,

plates by Paul Nash, some colour, 1924 § Ovid. Ovyde Hys Book

of Methamorphose Books X-XV, translated by William Caxton,

number 51 of 375 copies, bookplates of Robert Elwell and David

Paul Rose, Oxford, 1924 § Jonson (Ben) The Poems, edited by

Bernard H.Newdigate, o n e o f 60 c o p i e s f o r m e m b e r s o f t h e do u b L e

cr o W n cL u b, from an edition limited to 750, J.h.mA s o n’s c o p y W i t h

h i s n A m e o n h A L f-t i t L e A n d p r e s e n tAt i o n t.n.s. f r o m JA m e s shA n d

(Secretary of the DCC) loosely inserted, frontispiece, original cloth,

gilt, t.e.g., others uncut, spine very slightly faded, Oxford, 1937 §

Lawrence (W.J.) The Elizabethan Playhouse and other studies, 2

vol., one of 760 copies, plates, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1912-13, all

but the fourth original cloth-backed boards, uncut, some slightly

rubbed, the last a little faded and stained, all printed by the

Shakespeare Head Press of Stratford-upon-Avon; and 16 others by

the press, mostly 17th century texts, v.s. (29) £400 - £600

Lot 242

242. -. Trollope (Anthony) [th e bA r s e t s h i r e no v e L s], edited by

Michael Sadleir, 14 vol., one of 525 copies, original green buckram,

t.e.g., others uncut, spines very slightly faded, 8vo, Oxford, printed

at the Shakespeare Head Press of Stratford-upon-Avon, 1929.

£300 - £400

243. -. Bede (The Venerable) th e hi s t o ry o f t h e ch u r c h o f

en g L A n d e, translated by Thomas Stapleton, one of 475 copies,

printed in red and black, map, with the Douglas Cockerell note on

the binding loosely inserted, original calf-backed marbled boards,

uncut, corners a little rubbed and bumped, 4to, Oxford, printed

at The Shakespeare Head Press of Stratford-upon-Avon, 1930.

£200 - £300

244. -. Homer. th e Wh o L e Wo r k s o f ho m e r ; pr i n c e o f po e t t s,

in h i s iL i A d s, A n d od y s s e s, translated by George Chapman, 5 vol.,

number 441 of 450 copies signed by the artist, original half crushed

morocco, uncut, slightly rubbed and soiled, spines a little rubbed

faded, 1930-31 § Pindar. Odes of Victory, translated by C.J.Billson,

2 vol., each one of 250 copies, original cloth-backed printed

terracotta boards, uncut, paper spine labels very slightly faded,

1928-30, both with wood-engraved illustrations by John Farleigh,

4to, Oxford, printed at the Shakespeare Head Press of Stratfordupon-Avon

(7) £300 - £400

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Lot 245

245. -. Spenser (Edmund) th e Wo r k s, 8 vol., number 157 of

375 copies, printed in red, blue and black, hand-coloured woodengraved

illustrations and decorations by Hilda Quick, lettering

for titles, headings and initials designed by Joscelyne Gaskin and

engraved by Quick, original crushed green calf-backed marbled

boards, uncut and partly unopened, very slightly rubbed, spines a

little faded, 4to, Oxford, printed at the Shakespeare Head Press of

Stratford-upon-Avon, 1930-32. £250 - £350

246. -. Brontë (Charlotte, Emily, Anne & Patrick) [Wo r k s] th e

sh A k e s p e A r e he A d br o n t ë, edited by T.J.Wise and J.A.Symington,

20 vol. including new enlarged edition of poems by Branwell (1983),

the reprint of poems by Emily & Anne (1989) and the bibliography,

plus ‘Gondal Poems’ by Emily Jane Brontë, together 21 vol.,

most limited to 1000 copies, plates and illustrations, occasional

foxing, original orange/brown cloth, uncut, a few vol. with dustjackets

(a little browned and/or frayed), most Oxford, printed at the

Shakespeare Head Press of Stratford-upon-Avon, 1931-38-89 and

Slad & New Castle, De., 2000 (21) £300 - £400

*** A complete set of the extensive Shakespeare Head Brontë

including the bibliography published in 2000 but with later edition/

reprint of the poems by Branwell, and Emily & Anne (the latter one

of 200 copies). Also with Emily Brontë’s Gondal Poems, edited by

Helen Brown & Joan Mott, printed by the Shakespeare Head Press

in 1938 in a uniform style but not as part of the set.

Lot 247

247. -. Malory (Sir Thomas) th e no b L e & Jo y o u s bo k e en t y t L e d

Le mo rt e dA rt h u r..., 2 vol., number 81 of 370 copies printed from

the Wynkyn de Worde edition of 1498, printed in red and black in

double-column, woodcut illustrations, original russet roan, t.e.g.,

others uncut, a little rubbed, 8vo, Oxford, printed by the Shakespeare

Head Press of Stratford-upon-Avon, 1933. £250 - £350

248. -. Bury (Richard de) ph i L o b i b L i o n, one of 500 copies, original

half morocco, gilt, spine faded, 4to, Oxford, Published for the

Shakespeare Head Press by Basil Blackwell, 1960. £80 - £120

Other Properties

Lot 249

249. Bible, English. [th e bi b L e A n d ho Ly sc r i p t u r e s c o n t e i n e d

in t h e oL d e A n d ne W e te s tA m e n t], parts in 1, folding engraved

plate (with loss of right hand part), 1 folding map (tears along

fold), lacks general title, OT [par] 2 - A4 edges torn, creased and

stained affecting text, 2S5 - 2T3 large stains at tail, 4O4-6 tears at

head, 2Y2 torn and partially repaired, NT title corner torn away,

stained in right hand margin and soiled, 5E5 large tear, numerous

other small tears, soiling and browning, margins trimmed, 18 &

19 century ink family annotations causing some ink staining, later

endpapers, 19 century tree calf, gilt, rubbed, upper cover working

loose, spine upper joint broken, [Herbert 144; STC 2118], sm.

folio, Christopher Barkar [sic], 1576; sold not subject to return.

£800 - £1,200

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Lot 250

250. Commines (Phillippe de) th e historie o f phiLip d e co m m i n e s

kn i g h t, Lo r d o f Ar g e n t o n, second edition, handsome woodcut

pictorial title, genealogical tables, woodcut decorative initials,

some water-staining to margins, modern panelled calf, spine faded,

[STC 5603], folio, A. Hatfield for I.Norton, 1601. £250 - £350

Lot 251

251. Bacon (Francis) sy L vA sy LvA r u m, first e d i t i o n, s e c o n d

issue (with cancel title dated 1627), engraved portrait frontispiece

and additional engraved title, printed title defective at foot and

repaired (loss to imprint), a few tears, some staining, particularly

towards beginning, 18th and 19th century ownership inscriptions

to endpapers, later sprinkled calf, spine gilt with red morocco label,

[Gibson 171], by J.H. for William Lee, 1627; and a copy of Mallet’s

The Life of Francis Bacon, 1740, folio (2) £300 - £400

Lot 252

LONDON

252. Weever (John) An c i e n t f u n e r A L L m o n u m e n t s Within t h e v n i t e d

m o n A r c h i e o f gr e At br i tA i n e, ir e L A n d, A n d t h e i s L A n d s A d i A c e n t,

first e d i t i o n, engraved portrait frontispiece and additional pictorial

title, woodcut illustrations, some full-page, woodcut initials and

head-pieces, portrait trimmed to border and window-mounted, small

repair to lower corner or printed title, lacking final blank, lightly

browned, some water-staining, a few small stains, 19th century

polished calf, gilt, sympathetically rebacked, small ink number at

foot of spine, corners worn, rubbed, [STC 25223], folio, Thomas

Harper, 1631. £300 - £400

*** An excellent collection of epitaphs and inscriptions, a number

of which no longer survive. It covers the dioceses of London,

Canterbury, Rochester, Norwich and Lincoln.

Lot 253

253. Ashmole (Elias) th e in s t i t u t i o n, LAW s & ce r e m o n i e s o f t h e

m o s t n o b L e or d e r o f t h e gA rt e r, first e d i t i o n, initial imprimatur

f., title in red and black, engraved portrait of Charles II by Sherwin,

31 engraved plates (includes 10 full-pages of arms on 5 sheets),

most double-page, some by Wenceslaus Hollar, errata f. at end,

some water-staining to preliminaries, most double-page plates with

repair to fold (to varying degrees), repaired tear to text ff. R3, 2D3

and 4C1, lightly browned, occasional spotting, a few small stains,

contemporary calf, rebacked, corners repaired, [Wing 3983], folio,

J.Macock, for Nathaniel Brooke, 1672. £400 - £600

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Lot 254

254. Ralegh (Walter) th e hi s t o ry o f t h e Wo r L d, ‘Mind of the

Front’ leaf, frontispiece and portrait, title in red & black, 8 doublepage

engraved maps and plans, 2 detached from stubs, some minor

creases and tears in a few places not affecting text, contemporary

calf, rubbed, head and tail of spine repaired, small hole to upper

joint, [Wing R167], folio, for Robert White etc., 1677. £400 - £600

255. Pope (Alexander) of t h e use o f ri c h e s, A n ep i s t L e to t h e

ri g h t ho n o r A b L e AL L e n Lo r d bAt h u r s t, first e d i t i o n, foxed, upper

hinge split, modern calf-backed boards, spine scuffed, [Foxon P923;

Griffith 283; Rothschild 1605], by J.Wright, 1732; The First Satire

of the Second Book of Horace, Imitated in a Dialogue..., title a little

soiled, [Foxon P886; Griffith 288; Rothschild 1608], L.G., sold by

A. Dodd, E. Nutt, [& others], 1733; The First Epistle of the Second

Book of Horace, Imitated, [Foxon P881; Griffith 483; Rothschild

1635], for T.Cooper, 1737, first e d i t i o n s, modern morocco-backed

cloth; and 2 others (second edition of the first and Whitehead’s The

State Dunces), folio (5) £200 - £300

256. Swift (Jonathan) on po e t ry: A rA p s o d y, [Foxon S888;

Rothschild 2147; Teerink 741], printed in Dublin and re-printed in

London, Hugginson, 1733; Verses on the Death of Doctor Swift,

title a little creased, final f. a little soiled, small ink note in a

contemporary hand to head of title, [Foxon S920; Rothschild 2166;

Teerink 771], 1739; The Life and Genuine Character of Doctor

Swift, half-title, [Foxon S884; Rothschild 2143; Teerink 727], for

J.Roberts, 1733, first e d i t i o n s, a little browned, modern moroccobacked

cloth, folio (3) £400 - £500

*** For the first ‘The imprint is probably misleading, for no earlier

Dublin edition is known’ Rothschild. The last is a bibliographically

difficult item, subject of much debate as to authorship and printing.

This appears to be the earliest of the states detailed by Teerink.

Lot 257

257. Society of Gentleman. th e ho n e y-su c k L e, Consisting of

Original Poems, Epigrams, Songs, Tales, Odes, and Translations,

engraved frontispiece, woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces, light

spotting, lacking contents and advertisement ff., contemporary

calf, covers detached, a little rubbed and scuffed, 8vo, for Charles

Corbett, 1734. £500 - £700

*** ESTC lists only 2 copies in the UK (BL and Bodleian) and 4 in

the United States.

Lot 258

258. [Glasse (Hannah)] th e Art o f co o k e ry mA d e pL A i n A n d eA s y,

second edition, lacking final f., gathering b and final 2 gatherings

becoming loose, title a little chipped and frayed, ink ownership

inscription to head, contemporary calf, covers becoming looser,

corners and spine ends bumped, rubbed, [Bitting p.187; Cagel

696], 8vo, for the Author, 1747. £300 - £400

*** A scarce edition, ESTC lists only 2 copies in the UK (BL and

University of Leeds) and 6 in the United States.

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259. Hume (David) di A L o g u e s c o n c e r n i n g nAt u r A L re L i g i o n,

second edition, lacking half-title, armorial bookplate of David

Hume loose at front, and of the Duke of Somerset to front pastedown,

contemporary straight grain morocco, gilt, g.e., 8vo, 1779.

£150 - £200

260. Johnson (Samuel) A di c t i o n A ry o f t h e en g L i s h LA n g u A g e, 2

vol., sixth edition, engraved frontispiece portrait, vol. 1 lacks halftitle,

internally very good, bookplate of Henryson Caird on front

pastedown, contemporary diced russia, sympathetically rebacked,

4to, for J.F. & C.Rivington, L.Davis, T.Payne and Son, T.Longman,

B.Law [&c.], 1785. £200 - £300

Lot 261

261. Theatre Bills.- AL b u m o f 77 t h e At r e b i L L s, including:

Twelfth Time. Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden... Ramah Droog;

Or, Wine Does Wonders, 1798; Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden...

Management, 1799; Ninth Time. Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden,

Speed the Plough, 1800; Theatre Royal, Hay-Market. Married and

Single, 1825; Theatre Royal, English Opera House, Strand, Bashful

Man, 1827; Theatre Tottenham Street. For the Benefit of Mr. Ross...

The Maid of Milan, 1830; The Fifth Night Mr. Charles Kean As

‘Othello!’, 1838; and a quantity of engravings, all pasted down,

some slight browning, edges trimmed slightly affecting some text,

lacks covers, v.s., v.d. 1798-1838. £300 - £500

Lot 262

LONDON

262. british mi L i tA ry Li b r A ry; o r, Jo u r n A L, 2 vol. [all published],

nos.1-30, s i g n e d p r e s e n tAt i o n inscription f r o m pr i n c e Wi L L i A m

fr e d e r i c k, du k e o f gL o u c e s t e r A n d ed i n b u r g h to co L o n e L mAssey

to head of titles, 30 engraved plates, all but 2 hand-coloured,

41 engraved battle-plans or maps, some folding, tissue-guards,

contemporary tree-calf, gilt, spines gilt with military insignia and

red and green morocco labels, gilt morocco bookplate of Colonel

Massey to upper covers, a little rubbed and scuffed, [Colas 450;

Tooley 112], 4to, 1799-1801 [1804-1801], sold as a periodical and

not subject to return. £1,200 - £1,800

*** Eyre Massey, first Baron Clarina (1719-1804), served with

the British in the Seven Years War, commanding at the battle of

La Belle Famille, subsequently serving in Nova Scotia, Halifax and

later, Cork.

Prince William Frederick, Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh

(1776-1834), great-grandson of King George II, nephew and sonin-law

of King George III, given the rather disparaging nickname

of ‘Silly Billy’.

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Lot 263

The Property of the late R.D.Wise

263. Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord)

ho u r s o f id L e n e s s, A se r i e s o f po e m s ,

or i g i n A L A n d tr A n s L At e d, first e d i t i o n, first

issue with “where” twice on p.5, cancel leaf

p.22, “thnnder” on p.114 and “Thc” on p.181,

half-title, light foxing and soiling, ch A d W y c khe

A L e y c o p y with bookplate on front pastedown,

uncut in original blue boards, rebacked,

rubbed and slightly stained, preserved in later

royal blue crushed morocco pull-off slip-case,

by Rivière & Son, spine gilt in compartments,

[Wise I p8; Randolph p.9], crown 8vo, Newark,

printed and sold by S. and J.Ridge, 1807.

£400 - £600

264. Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord)

ho u r s o f id L e n e s s, A se r i e s o f po e m s , or i g i n A L

A n d tr A n s L At e d, first e d i t i o n, s e c o n d issue with

“where” twice on p.5 and p.171 misnumbered

as “71”, half-title, foxed, tip of upper outer

corner of half-title torn away, notes and old

catalogue entries tipped in or loosely inserted,

uncut in original drab boards, contemporary

cloth rebacked title in manuscript, rubbed,

corners worn, splits to joints, preserved in later

cloth folder and royal blue crushed morocco

pull-off slip-case, by Rivière & Son, spine gilt

in compartments, ch A d W y c k-he A L e y c o p y with

bookplate inside folder, [Wise I p9; Randolph

p.9, claiming it to be a forgery], demy 8vo,

Newark, printed and sold by S. and J.Ridge, 1807.

£300 - £400

Lot 264

Lot 265

265. Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord) po e m s or i g i n A L A n d

tr A n s L At e d, second edition [Wise’s authorized edition; Randolph’s

first issue], with “aaid” on p.115 for “said” and with U4 present

(page numbers151-152 duplicated), half-title, engraved frontispiece

of Harrow with tissue guard, frontispiece water-stained, some light

foxing and soiling, uncut in the original marbled boards, rubbed,

spine rather worn and defective, joints split, corners bumped and

worn, preserved in later cloth drop-back box, ch A d W y c k-he A L e y

c o p y W i t h b o o k p L At e in box and catalogue entries & carbon copy of

letter to T.J.Wise discussing variant points loosely inserted, [Wise

I p.10 “drab boards”, Randolph p.12, but no water-mark], 8vo,

Newark, printed & sold by S. & J.Ridge, 1808. £200 - £300

Lot 266

266. [Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord)] en g L i s h bA r d s, A n d

sc o t c h re v i e W e r s. A sAt i r e, first A u t h o r i z e d e d i t i o n, rA n d o L p h’s

s e c o n d issue [o r vA r i A n t], Wise’s s e c o n d issue, t h i r d vA r i A n t

with the Preface leaf and “dispatch” on p.5 line 7, half-title,

neat contemporary ink signature at head of title, occasional light

soiling and staining, ch A d W y c k-he A L e y c o p y with bookplate on

front pastedown, contemporary black straight-grained morocco

with decorative gilt border, spine gilt in compartments, g.e., a little

rubbed and scuffed, [Wise I p.20; Randolph p.15], 12mo, for James

Cawthorn, [1809; water-marked “E & P 1805”]. £200 - £300

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Lot 268

267. [Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord)] en g L i s h bAr d s, A n d

sc o t c h rev i e W e r s. A sAt i r e, first A u t h o r i z e d e d i t i o n, rA n d o L p h’s

first issue [or vA r i A n t], Wise’s s e c o n d issue, s e c o n d vA r i A n t with

the Preface leaf and “despatch” on p.5 line 7, half-title, title lightly

browned with unobtrusive repair to H of “English” and ?removal

of stamp from verso, trimmed, later tan calf, gilt, by Rivière & Son,

spine gilt in compartments with brown morocco labels, g.e., [Wise

I p.20; Randolph p.15], 12mo, for James Cawthorn, [1809; watermarked

“E & P 1805”]. £150 - £200

268. Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord) en g L i s h bA r d s, A n d

sc o t c h re v i e W e r s; a Satire, fifth s p u r i o u s “f o u rt h e d i t i o n”, lacking

half-title and advertisement leaf at end, with additional title and

numerous leaves from an unknown edition bound in at corresponding

pages and at end, e x t r A-i L L u s t r At e d W i t h 87 e n g r Av e d p o rt r A i t s

A n d v i eW s including portrait of Byron by Harlow as frontispiece,

some trimmed, others tipped into blank leaves, occasional foxing,

upper hinge broken, engraved bookplate of Charles Tennant of

The Glen on front pastedown, handsome near contemporary green

straight-grained morocco elaborately ruled and tooled in gilt with

decorative borders and lyre within central wreath on both covers,

spine gilt in compartments, g.e., decorative gilt turn-ins, by Dawson

& Lewis of Soho with their ticket on front free endpaper, very

slightly rubbed, [Wise I p.43], 8vo, James Cawthorn...Sharpe and

Hailes, 1811 [but later, water-mark “W.Pickering & Co/1816”].

£300 - £400

Lot 269 Lot 270

LONDON

269. Byron George Gordon Noel, Lord) and others. th e ge n u i n e

re J e c t e d Ad d r e s s e s, p r e s e n t e d to t h e co m m i t t e e o f mA n A g e m e n t

f o r dr u ry-LA n e th e At r e; p r e c e d e d b y t h At W r i t t e n b y Lo r d by r o n,

and adopted by the Committee, first e d i t i o n, s e c o n d issue, first

vA r i A n t with bottom 2 lines of imprint on title reading “Chapple,

Pall-Mall; and Nunn, Great / Queen-Street” but ending on p.130

without 2 leaves of supplementary address on pp.131-134 usually

found in second issue, a little marginal soiling, upper hinge broken,

ch A d W y c k-he A L e y c o p y with bookplate on front pastedown, uncut

in the original drab boards, rebacked, rubbed, split to head of upper

joint, [Wise I p.70 & II p.xxvi, but this variant unknown to Wise],

8vo, printed and sold by B.McMillan..., 1812. £100 - £150

*** Featuring the entries in a competition for the address at the

opening of the new Drury Lane Theatre, previously destroyed by

fire in 1809. They were issued in response to Horace and James

Smith’s parodies of the originals, hence the title, but the work was

referred to by Byron as the “dejected addresses”.

270. Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord) th e gi A o u r, A fr A g m e n t

o f A tu r k i s h tA L e, first p u b L i s h e d e d i t i o n, half-title, lines numbered

neatly in pencil, uncut and unopened in the original drab wrappers,

lightly stained, spine a little frayed, ex-library copy but unstamped,

preserved in later cloth folder with library label and accession

number, joint split, [Wise I p.78; Randolph p.25], 8vo, John Murray,

1813. £150 - £200

271. Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord) th e co r s A i r, A tA L e,

first e d i t i o n, first issue ending on p.100, half-title, lacking the

4pp. advertisements at end, a few small spots, later tan calf, gilt, by

Rivière & Son, spine gilt in compartments with red morocco labels,

g.e, joints rubbed, upper cracked, head of spine slightly chipped,

[Wise I p.92, “considerable rarity”; Randolph p.35, “third issue”],

8vo, John Murray, 1814. £100 - £150

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Lot 272

Lot 273

Lot 275

272. Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord) od e to nA p o L e o n

bu o n A pA rt e, first e d i t i o n, half-title, advertisement leaf at end, light

spotting (mostly to later endpapers), ch A d W y c k-he A L e y c o p y with

bookplate on front pastedown, later royal blue crushed morocco,

gilt, by Rivière & Son, spine gilt in compartments, g.e., [Wise I.

p.98; Randolph p.40], 8vo, printed for John Murray by W.Bulmer

and Co., 1814. £300 - £400

*** rA r e. “Of all the Byron pamphlet-poems published by John

Murray in octavo size the Ode to Napoleon is by far the rarest.”

Wise

273. [Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord)] LA r A, A tA L e. JA c q u e L i n e,

A tA L e [b y sA m u e L ro g e r s], first e d i t i o n, f o u rt h vA r i A n t with no

full stop after “Lara” in running title at head of p.20 and crooked

roman numeral at head of p.82, half-title, 4pp. advertisements at

end, old ink inscription at head of title and with notes in pencil on

verso of half-title, uncut in the original drab boards, ink signature

on upper cover, rubbed, joints worn, spine defective at head,

preserved in old cloth drop-front box, ch A d W y c k-he A L e y c o p y with

bookplate inside lid of box, [Wise I p.101; Randolph p.44], small

8vo, J.Murray, 1814 [water-marked “J 1808”]. £150 - £200

274. Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord) he b r e W me L o d i e s, first

e d i t i o n, s e c o n d issue without ‘Jacqueline’ listed in advertisements

on verso of E4, half-title, advertisement leaf at end, occasional

spotting, ch A d W y c k-he A L e y c o p y with bookplate on front pastedown

and catalogue entry tipped in “...the discovery of the two variants

was made by me, and imparted by me to Mr. Wise”, later half blue

calf, by Rivière & Son, t.e.g., spine faded, [Wise I p.103; Randolph

p.50], John Murray, 1815 [water-marked “11 smith 1814/1815”];

with the Second Number of A Selection of Hebrew Melodies set to

music by Isaac Nathan (lacking one leaf of music), 8vo & 4to (2)

£200 - £300

*** Containing the first appearance of ‘She walks in beauty’.

Lot 276

275. Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord) ch i L d e hA r o L d’s

pi L g r i m A g e. cA n t o t h e th i r d, first e d i t i o n, rA n d o L p h’s first issue

with L of “Lettre”directly under “la” on title and “eagle” for falcon

in note on p.67, s e c o n d vA r i A n t with ! at end of first line on p.4,

half-title, foxed, old manuscript note concerning the different issues

loosely inserted, ch A d W y c k-he A L e y c o p y but without bookplate,

contemporary dark blue straight-grained morocco, elaborately

ruled and blocked in gilt and blind, g.e., decorative gilt turn-ins with

cream silk moiré doublures and flyleaves, a little rubbed, corners

bumped and slightly worn (upper outer corners neatly repaired),

skilfully rebacked with gilt spine, [Wise I p.54; Randolph p.59], 8vo,

John Murray, 1816. £200 - £300

*** According to Randolph this is the rarest of the four variants,

with only 3 copies recorded.

276. Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord) ch i L d e hA r o L d’s

pi L g r i m A g e. cA n t o t h e th i r d, first e d i t i o n, s e c o n d issue with

L of “Lettre”directly under “u” of “celui”, rA n d o L p h’s s e c o n d

vA r i A n t with “falcon” in note on p.67 and p.79 misnumbered 76,

water-marked “1816/G”, half-title, 4pp. advertisements at end

dated December 1816, very occasional spotting, W i t h A.L.s. f r o m

t.J.Wise to oL i v e r no W e L L ch A d W y c k-he A L e y concerning the

different issues loosely inserted, uncut in the original drab wrappers,

slightly spotted, a little creased at edges, spine worn and slightly

defective, preserved in later cloth folder, ch A d W y c k-he A L e y c o p y

with bookplate inside folder, [Wise I p.57 “third issue”; Randolph

p.59], 8vo, John Murray, 1816. £150 - £200

277. [Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord)] th e si e g e o f co r i n t h.

A po e m. pA r i s i n A. A po e m, first e d i t i o n, half-title, leaf of Notes

and 4pp. advertisements at end, light spotting, contemporary ink

signature at head of half-title, uncut in the original drab wrappers,

rubbed and spotted, spine worn and frayed, [Wise I p.106; Randolph

p.55], John Murray, 1816. £100 - £150

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278. Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord) po e m s , first e d i t i o n, first

issue with Notes on recto of final leaf, half-title, Advertisement leaf

following title, half-title lightly browned and with small ownership

stamp “P.McCallum Greenoock” at foot, modern boards, [Wise I

p.111; Randolph p.56], 8vo, John Murray, 1816. £100 - £150

Lot 279

279. Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord) th e pr i s o n e r o f ch i L L o n,

A n d o t h e r p o e m s , first e d i t i o n, first issue with recto of E8 blank

and advertisement on verso, half-title, 4pp. publisher’s catalogue

at end, uncut in the original stitched drab wrappers, a few spots to

lower wrapper, very slight wear to spine ends, a very good copy

preserved in later cloth folder, [Wise I p.113; Randolph p.61, “State

A”], 8vo, John Murray, 1816. £200 - £300

280. [Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord)] mo n o d y o n t h e de At h

o f t h e ri g h t ho n o u r A b L e r.b.sh e r i d A n, written at the request of

a friend, to be spoken at Drury Lane Theatre, 16pp., first e d i t i o n,

s e c o n d issue with first line on p.11 starting “To mourn...” and p.12

blank with 3 pp. advertisements at end (Randolph’s third state), halftitle,

very light spotting, disbound (issued unbound), [Wise I p.116;

Randolph p.57], 8vo, John Murray, 1816. £80 - £120

Lot 281

281. Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord) mA n f r e d, A dr A m At i c

po e m, first e d i t i o n, first issue with verso of half-title blank, no

quotation on title and printer’s imprint on verso of title in 2 lines,

half-title, without the 4pp. advertisements at end, some light foxing,

ch A d W y c k-he A L e y c o p y with bookplate on front pastedown, later

royal blue crushed morocco, gilt, by Rivière & Son, spine gilt in

compartments, t.e.g., [Wise I p.120], 8vo, John Murray, 1817.

£200 - £300

*** Scarce first issue.

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282. Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord) mA n f r e d, A dr A m At i c

po e m, first e d i t i o n, first issue with verso of half-title blank, no

quotation on title and printer’s imprint on verso of title in 2 lines,

half-title, 4pp. advertisements dated June 1817 at end, browned

and a few leaves lightly water-stained, uncut in the original drab

wrappers, upper wrapper titled in manuscript with bookseller’s

ticket of James Harper of Fleet Street on inside, rubbed and soiled,

upper wrapper detached, lower renewed, preserved in modern slipcase,

[Wise I p.120], 8vo, John Murray, 1817. £100 - £150

Lot 283

283. Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord) ch i L d e hA r o L d’s

pi L g r i m A g e. cA n t o t h e fo u rt h, first e d i t i o n, first issue with

“impressions of” at end of p.155, 2 footnotes on p.217 and five on

p.218, 6-line list of errata etc. (all as in Wise), advertisment leaf at

end, some light foxing, ch A d W y c k-he A L e y c o p y with bookplate on

front pastedown and note loosely inserted, uncut in original drab

boards, bookseller’s label of Mathew Neary of Dublin to head of

upper cover, a little worn, particularly corners and spine, preserved

in later cloth folder and royal blue crushed morocco pull-off slipcase,

by Rivière & Son, spine gilt in compartments, [Wise I p.58],

8vo, John Murray, 1818. £200 - £300

*** sc A r c e. Wise refers to only 2 other uncut copies of the first

issue apart from the one he described; this is most probably one of

them.

284. Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord) ch i L d e hA r o L d’s

pi L g r i m A g e. cA n t o t h e fo u rt h, first e d i t i o n, f o u rt h issue with 3-line

list of errata on p.236 and signatures P & Q, advertisement leaf at

end, 12pp. catalogue for A. & W.B.Whitaker bound in at beginning,

occasional spotting, ch A d W y c k-he A L e y c o p y with bookplate on

front pastedown, uncut in original blue boards, a little rubbed and

spotted, ink stain to upper cover, spine worn and frayed, joints split,

preserved in later cloth folder and royal blue crushed morocco pulloff

slip-case, by Rivière & Son, spine gilt in compartments, [Wise I

p.62], 8vo, John Murray, 1818. £150 - £200

285. Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord) beppo, A ve n e t i A n st o ry,

first e d i t i o n, lacking half-title and final leaf with imprint (otherwise

blank), without the 12pp. advertisements found in some copies,

foxed, contemporary half calf, spine gilt, rubbed, spine chipped

at head, [Wise p.124; Randolph p.68], 8vo, John Murray, 1818.

£100 - £150

*** Only 500 copies were printed of the first edition.

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Lot 286

286. Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord) mA z e p pA, A po e m,

first e d i t i o n, first issue with imprint on p.70, half-title, 8pp.

advertisements dated July 1819 at end, occasional light browning,

contemporary ink signature of Miss Margaret Napier on front free

endpaper and gilt-stamped roan label on front pastedown, engraved

bookplate of William Renny of Danevale on front free endpaper,

contemporary panelled calf with borders in gilt and blind, spine

gilt, g.e., rubbed, spine ends worn, [Wise p.131; Randolph p.70],

8vo, John Murray, 1819. £150 - £200

*** Including A Fragment, Byron’s contribution to the storytelling

group on Lake Geneva, of which the most famous product was Mary

Shelley’s Frankenstein.

Lot 287

287. [Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord) do n Ju A n [cA n t o s i &

ii], first e d i t i o n, half-title, washed, ch A d W y c k-he A L e y c o p y with

bookplate on front pastedown, uncut in the original blue boards,

rubbed and stained, rebacked, a few small repairs to boards,

new endpapers, preserved in later cloth drop-front box, [Wise

II p.3; Randolph p.69], 4to, printed by Thomas Davison, 1819.

£200 - £300

*** According to Wise only 1500 copies were printed, of which 150

copies were sold as waste-paper following the publication of the

8vo edition later the same year.

288. Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord) Le t t e r to **** ******

[Jo h n mu r r Ay], o n t h e re v. W.L.bo W L e s’ st r i c t u r e s o n t h e Life A n d

Wr i t i n g s o f po p e, first e d i t i o n, ?first issue without the 4 additional

leaves at end, lacking the 8pp. advertisements at end, small abraded

patch to title with loss to two letters, 1821; another edition, third

edition, lacking the 2 unnumbered leaves at end but with 8pp.

advertisments dated April 1821 not called for by Wise (?possibly

from first mentioned work although he calls for advertisements to

be dated March 1821 in first issue, and a pencil note at beginning

mentions advertisements dated March 1821 also in second issue and

November in third edition), some light spotting, bookplate of Lord

Carlingford on front pastedown, later dark green straight-grained

morocco, spine gilt, t.e.g., slightly rubbed at edges,1821, [Wise II

pp. 34 & 36; Randolph p.72], 8vo, John Murray £100 - £150

Lot 289

289. [Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord), “Horace Hornem”.]

WA Lt z: An Ap o s t r o p h i c hy m n , p i r At e d e d i t i o n, 30pp, lacking halftitle

or initial blank, title and final leaf soiled and lightly stained,

bookplate of Lord Carlingford on front pastedown, later half dark

green straight-grained morocco, spine gilt, g.e., slightly rubbed

at edges, [Not in Wise or other bibliographies], n.p., n.d. [no

watermark, ?1821]. £100 - £150

290. [Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord) th e Ag e o f br o n z e; or,

Carmen seculare et annus haud mirabilis, first e d i t i o n, half-title,

foxed at end, contemporary half calf, ex-Signet Library copy with

gilt arms in centre of both boards and shelf-label on front pastedown,

rubbed, [Wise II p.41; Randolph p.81], 8vo, for John Hunt, 1823.

£100 - £150

*** Savage satire on the European politics of the time.

291. Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord) th e is L A n d, o r ch r i s t i A n

A n d h i s co m r A d e s, first e d i t i o n, lacking half-title and advertisement

leaf at end, title and final leaf browned, stab-hole to upper outer

corner of final leaves, later wrappers, rubbed and frayed, [Wise II

p.43; Randolph p.85], 8vo, for John Hunt, 1823. £100 - £150

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Lot 295

292. Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord) We r n e r, A tr A g e d y,

first e d i t i o n, first issue without “The End” and imprint on p.188,

half-title, 7pp. advertisements at end, one or two spots, uncut and

unopened in original drab wrappers, a little rubbed, slight fraying to

joints and head of spine, small ink stain to upper wrapper, preserved

in modern cloth drop-back box, [Wise II p.43; Randolph p.79], 8vo,

John Murray, 1823. £150 - £200

293. Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord) We r n e r, A tr A g e d y, first

e d i t i o n, first issue without “The End” and imprint on p.188, with

7pp. advertisements bound at beginning instead of end (unknown

to Wise or Randolph), half-title, title a little spotted and browned

and with old ink inscription to inner margin, a few leaves with light

staining to outer margin, uncut in original drab wrappers, a little

rubbed, frayed at edges and corners, head of spine worn, preserved

in later cloth folder, ch A d W y c k-he A L e y c o p y with bookplate inside

folder, [Wise II p.43; Randolph p.79], 8vo, John Murray, 1823.

£150 - £200

Lot 296

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294. Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord) th e de f o r m e d

tr A n s f o r m e d; A dr A m A , first e d i t i o n, first vA r i A n t with signature

F misprinted as G, half-title, without the advertisements sometimes

inserted at end, some spotting, contemporary half calf, ex-Signet

Library copy with gilt arms in centre of both boards and shelf-label

on front pastedown, rubbed, [Wise II p.45; Randolph p89], 8vo, for

J. and H.L.Hunt, 1824. £100 - £150

295. Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord).- Forgery [by Major

Byron] of an autograph letter purportedly from Lord Byron to James

Cawthorn, 1Ωpp., folded sheet, rather soiled and with vertical

crease, preserved in cloth portfolio with related notes loosely

inserted, 4to, “Newstead Abbey, Sept. 1st 1811” [water-marked

“J.Whatman 1805”]. £150 - £200

*** Forgery by the notorious Major Byron, George Gordon de

Luna Byron, who claimed that he was the poet’s illegitimate son

by a Spanish lady, and who, in 1848, sold several forged letters

supposedly by Byron, Keats and Shelley to a London bookseller

through his wife. This letter is recorded in Marchand’s edition

of Byron’s Letters and Journals, vol.2 p.280, along with 3 other

forgeries. James Cawthorn was the publisher of English Bards and

Scotch Reviewers.

296. Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord).- Hobhouse (John

Cam, Baron Broughton) A Jo u r n e y t h r o u g h AL b A n i A...to

co n s tA n t i n o p L e, 2 vol., second edition, with engraved frontispiece,

folding map of Hellespontine Phrygia, one facsimile, 2 leaves of

musical notation and 8 hand-coloured aquatints of costumes and

views only (of 25 in total, lacking map of Albania, one facsimile

and 10 plates), some folding, engraved plate of Turkish bath loosely

inserted from another copy, directions to binder leaf loose, some

light browning and offsetting, 4I soiled and with small hole affecting

a couple of letters, contemporary half calf, spine gilt with roan

labels (one chipped), rubbed, [Abbey Travel 202; cf.Atabey 584 &

Blackmer 821, first editions], 4to, 1813; sold not subject to return

£400 - £600

*** John Cam Hobhouse, Baron Broughton (1786-1869), politician

and friend of Byron who accompanied him on this journey to

Constantinople. Hobhouse later acted as Byron’s executor.

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Lot 297

297. Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord).- Medwin (Thomas)

Jo u r n A L o f t h e co n v e r s At i o n s o f Lo r d by r o n: noted during a

residence with his lordship at Pisa, in the years 1821 and 1822,

first e d i t i o n, half-title, engraved facsimile of a letter to Hobhouse

as frontispiece (with tissue guard), advertisement leaf at end, some

light foxing, uncut in the original drab boards, paper label on spine,

rubbed, lower board lightly water-stained, spine a little worn, for

Henry Colburn, 1824 § [Murray (John)] Notes on Captain Medwin’s

Conversations of Lord Byron, 16pp., half-title, text with drop-head

title “Conversations of Lord Byron, as related by Thomas Medwin,

Esq., compared with one portion of his lordship’s correspondence”,

some spotting, later half green calf, spine faded, t.e.g., [John

Murray], [1824], both ch A d W y c k-he A L e y c o p i e s with bookplate,

together in later cloth drop-back box, slightly rubbed, [Wise II p.82

& 84], 4to & 8vo (2) £250 - £350

*** The Murray pamphlet was based on a letter by Murray to The

Times, and was privately printed. According to Wise only 3 copies

were know to exist. “Tradition has it that Murray was so much

offended by Byron’s remarks upon him, as recorded by Medwin, that

he contemplated bringing against the latter an action for libel, but

refrained from doing so, and contented himself by exposing Medwin’s

gross mis-statements in the pamphlet here described.” Wise

Lot 298

298. [Polidori (John William)] th e vA m p y r e; A tA L e, first e d i t i o n,

s e c o n d issue removing Byron’s name from title and with preface

unaltered and set in 24 lines, lacking half-title, no advertisements at

end, [Wise II p.71], Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1819 b o u n d A f t e r

Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord) Manfred, a Dramatic Poem,

first e d i t i o n, t h i r d issue with quotation from ‘Hamlet’ on title and

verso blank, lacking half-title and 4pp. advertisements at end, [Wise

I p.122], John Murray, 1817, together 2 works in 1 vol., engraved

bookplate of Rawdon J.P.Vassall on front pastedown and inscription

to him from his mother on front free endpaper, nineteenth century

blue calf, gilt, spine gilt and slightly faded, a little rubbed, 8vo

£300 - £500

*** Polidori was Byron’s physician and was staying with him at the

Villa Diodati on Lake Geneva at the time of the visit by the Shelleys

and the famous competition among them to write a horror story.

Whilst Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was the most significant work

to emerge from this, Polidori’s The Vampyre is notable as being the

first story about vampires in English literature. It was first issued

with Byron’s name as the author, and the preface was later reset

removing scurrilous remarks regarding the ladies present. Byron’s

own contribution ‘A Fragment’ appeared in Mazeppa, published in

1819 (see lot 286).

Lot 299

299. Polidori (John William).- Fuller (Thomas) th e historie o f

t h e ho Ly WA r r e, second edition, ‘Declaration of Frontispiece’ leaf

at beginning, additional engraved pictorial title, folding engraved

map, with blank 2N6, map torn and with old repair causing staining,

hole to inner margin of M1 but no loss to text, a little browned,

i n s c r i b e d b y Jo h n po L i d o r i “fr A n c e s mA ry LAv i n i A po L i d o r i f r o m

h e r br o t h e r Jo h n mA r c h 16t h 1811” A n d W i t h f u rt h e r i n s c r i p t i o n s

b y WiLL i A m mic h A e L ross e t t i “W.m.ro s s e t t i f r o m chr i s t i n A’s

b o o k s 1894” and “‘Her Brother John’ was Dr.John Wm.Polidori,

who was Lord Byron’s Travelling Physician in 1816. W.M.R. 1904”

on front free endpaper, old marbled boards, rubbed, rebacked

and recornered in calf, spine with morocco label and faded, [STC

11465], small folio, Cambridge, printed by R.Daniel, for Thomas

Buck, and are to be sold by John Williams..., 1640. £300 - £500

*** A f i n e A s s o c i At i o n c o p y, tracing a literary and poetic line through

the nineteenth century. Polidori’s sister Frances married the Italian

scholar Gabriele Rossetti and their children included the artist/poet

Dante Gabriel, the art critic William Michael and the poet Christina

Rossetti, who previously owned the book before it passed to her

brother on her death in 1894.

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Lot 300

300. [Lear (Edward)] bo o k o f no n s e n s e, second edition, first

issue, lithographed throughout with pictorial title ‘Old Derry Down

Derry’ and 72 plates, printed on rectos only, plates 30 and 54 (the

two ‘Old Man of the West’ plates) with images transposed, plates

20, 23, 25, 28 & 39 with parts of the verse redrawn, foxing, cropped

with very slight loss to a few images at head and one or two last

lines at foot, contemporary half calf, rubbed, rebacked preserving

old spine, corners repaired, [Noakes 73], oblong 8vo, [Thomas

Maclean], [1855]. £500 - £700

301. [Lear (Edward)] bo o k o f no n s e n s e, second edition, first

issue, lithographed throughout with pictorial title ‘Old Derry Down

Derry’ and 72 plates, printed on rectos only, bound in different

order to previous lot, plates 6 and 43 (the two ‘Old Man of the West’

plates) with images transposed, plates 33, 36, 38, 41 & 52 with

parts of the verse redrawn (the same images as in previous lot),

plate 4 ‘Cape Horn’ poorly printed, some light foxing or soiling but

generally clean, broken and loose in binding, original cloth-backed

pictorial wrappers repeating ‘Old Derry Down Derry’ image and

design, variant without “New Edition” and imprint but with “To”

and blank space at head, [Noakes 73; Ray 92A, variant], oblong

8vo, [Thomas Maclean], [1855]. £600 - £800

Lot 301

Lot 302

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302. [Lear (Edward)] bo o k o f no n s e n s e, second edition, second

issue, lithographed throughout with pictorial title ‘Old Derry Down

Derry’ and 71 plates only (lacking ‘Cape Horn’), printed on rectos

only on thicker paper, the two ‘Old Man of the West’ plates with

correct images, plates 20, 25, 34, 64 & 65 with parts of the verse

redrawn (four being the same plates as in previous lots), foxed in

parts, plate 14 ‘Old Man of Jamaica’ poorly printed at head and

with scratch to verse, one or two images very slightly cropped

at head, contemporary half roan with original pictorial wrapper

mounted on upper cover (with “New Edition” and imprint), rubbed,

spine faded, [Noakes 73], oblong 8vo, Thomas Maclean, [1855].

£250 - £350

Other Properties

303. Milton (John) pA r A d i s e Lo s t, 12 engraved plates, 1808;

Paradise Regained; With Select Notes Subjoined, 1796, uniformly

bound in contemporary tooled red morocco, gilt, spine gilt

in compartments, raised bands, g.e., corners a little bumped,

extremities worn, rubbed, 8vo (2) £250 - £300

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304. Jenkins (James) th e nAvA L Ac h i e v e m e n t s o f gr e At britAin,

engraved vignette title (uncoloured as issued), 55 fine hand-coloured

aquatint plates, text watermarked Whatman 1812 and plates

watermarked Whatman 1811, lacks plan of Algiers and Trafalgar,

the 2 portraits (as often) and list of subscribers, margins a little

browned and marked, last f. small tear in margin repaired, hinges

broken and breaking, contemporary half morocco, rubbed, [Abbey,

Life 337; Tooley 282], 4to, [1817]. £4,000 - £4,500

*** “Collectors should note that evidence of early state in this book

can be found in the title-page vignette, originally issued uncoloured,

and coloured only in later issues.” - Abbey.

305. Coxe (William) me m o i r s o fJo h n du k e o f mA r L b o r o u g h, 3

vol., first e d i t i o n, engraved frontispiece portraits, plates, facsimile

letters and engraved maps, many folding, contemporary half calf,

gilt, small hole to upper joint vol.1, slightly rubbed, armorial

bookplate to front paste-downs, 4to, 1818-19. £150 - £200

Lot 304

306. Lodge (Edmund) po rt r A i t s o f iL L u s t r i u s pe r s o n A g e s o f

gr e At britAin, 12 vol .in 6, engraved portraits, tissue guards,

contemporary full red morocco by Wright, gilt, spines uniformly

faded, g.e., 4to, 1835. £250 - £350

307. Dickens (Charles) oL i v e r tW i s t, 3 vol., first e d i t i o n, second

issue with substituted plate, vol.1 and 2 with half-titles, 22 engraved

plates only (of 24) by George Cruikshank, some foxing, light oxidizing

to plates, occasional offsetting, vol.3 with Bentley advertisement at

front, vol.1 & 3 hinges cracked, vol.3 some loose ff., original blindtooled

plum cloth, spines gilt but faded, partially detatched and torn

with some loss, covers slightly soiled and rubbed, corners bumped,

[Eckel p.51], 8vo, 1838. £600 - £700

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Lot 308

308. Poe (Edgar Allan) tA L e s o f t h e gr o t e s q u e A n d Ar A b e s q u e, 2

vol., first e d i t i o n, 4pp. advertisements at beginning of vol.II, dampstaining

affecting lower third of pages to vary degree throughout,

both vol. with some spotting and darkening to edges, original blank

endpapers mounted onto new card endpapers, glue marks to first

and last f. and endpapers in vol.II, original purple cloth, recased,

both vol. with some skillfull recolouring, vol.II rebacked preserving

contemporary backstrip with subtle recornering, both vol. with

facsimile spine labels, housed in modern morocco-backed dropback

box, [BAL 16133], 8vo, Philadelphia, Lea & Blanchard, 1840.

£6,000 - £8,000

*** “A milestone in [Poe’s] career as a prose writer”, Heartman &

Canny, A Bibliography of First Printings of the Writings of Edgar

Allan Poe, 1940. One of only 750 copies, this first collection of

Poe’s tales includes such notable titles as The Fall of the House of

Usher, Ms Found in a Bottle, Siope (now Silence) and The Visionary

(now The Assignation).

Lot 309

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309. Poe (Edgar Allan) th e rAv e n A n d o t h e r po e m s [- tA L e s...],

2 vol. in one as issued, first c o L L e c t e d e d i t i o n, comprising first

printing sheets of The Raven and first edition, third printing sheets

of Tales (with 3-line copyright and no printer’s imprint), both with

‘Library of Amreican Books’ half-title 4pp. advertisements, light

damp-stain affecting upper edge of first few ff., ink note and early

20th century bookplate on front endpapers, original cloth, rebacked

preserving contemporary backstrip with some loss including to

hinges and head of backstrip, later cloth chemise and moroccobacked

cloth slip-case, [BAL 16146/7], 8vo, New York, 1845.

£4,000 - £6,000

*** The first combined edition of Poe’s famous collection of poems

and his Tales, described as “the first important book of detective

fiction, the cornerstone of cornerstones...includes for the first time in

book form all three Dupin stories - The Murders in the Rue Morgue,

The Mystery of Marie Roget, and The Purloined Letter. The Gold

Bug is also included”, Queen’s Quorum I.

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Lot 310

310. K’ae Fung-Foo.- fA c-s i m i L e s o f t h e he b r e W mA n u s c r i p t s,

detained at the Jewish Synagogue in K’ae-Fung-Foo, small stamp

on title, and a few throughout, not affecting text, some foxing,

original front wrapper bound-in, cloth backed marbled boards, front

hinge broken, sm. 4to, Shanghai, London Missionary Society, 1851

£2,500 - £3,000

Lot 310a

310a. Comics.- [Burrage (Edwin Harcourt)] hA n d s o m e

hA r ry o f t h e fi g h t i n g be Lv e d e r e, numbers 1,3-9, 11-23;

Cheerful Ching Ching. Sequel to Handsome Harry, numbers

23-30 and 36-39; Wonderful Ching -Ching parts 40-69, part

51 worn with loss; plus 4 parts of Daring Ching-Ching, fullpage

illustration to each front wrapper, final f. of part 1 loose,

frayed and torn with loss of a few letters, a few short tears some

fraying creasing and spotting, , but generally in a good state of

preservation, housed in a a modern folder, 8vo, [c.1886 and later].

£250 - £350

*** A rare and good run of these periodical works in a good state

of presentation. Although different stories the part numbers seem to

be consecutive.

Lot 311

311. Blake (William) th e co m p L e t e Wo r k s..., 3 vol., edited by

Edwin John Ellis and William Butler Yeats, plates and portraits,

vol.1 upper hinge weak and first few leaves loose, original pictorial

cloth, gilt, extremities slightly rubbed and bumped but overall a fine

set, t.e.g., others uncut, 8vo, 1893. £1,000 - £1,500

Lot 312

312. Wilde (Oscar) th e sp h i n x, first e d i t i o n, o n e o f 200 c o p i e s,

decorated title and other illustrations by Charles Ricketts, printed

in green, light red and black, slight foxing, original pictorial

vellum, gilt, a little soiled and starting to bow, slight abrasion to

small patch of gilt on lower cover, [Mason 361], small 4to, 1894.

£1,200 - £1,800

*** Provenance: Alain de Suzannet (bookplate); A.J.A. Symons

(bookplate).

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Lot 313

313. Doyle me m o i r s sh e r L o c k ho L m e s (Sir Arthur Conan) th e

me m o i r s o f sh e r L o c k ho L m e s, first e d i t i o n, half-title, frontispiece

and illustrations by Sidney Paget, foxing, prize-label to pastedown

and prize stamp to verso of title, original pictorial cloth, gilt, spine

darkened, spine ends and corners a little bumped, light surface

soiling, a few spots, g.e., large 8vo, 1894. £300 - £400

314. Dickens (Charles) [Wo r k s], 22 vol. bound in 16, “Fireside

Edition”, illustrated by Cruikshank, light spotting to endpapers,

contemporary half calf, spines gilt in compartments, spines faded,

t.e.g., corners a little bumped, covers slightly soiled, extremities

rubbed, 8vo, n.d. £400 - £500

Lot 315

Lot 316

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315. Binding.- Lecky (H.S.) th e ki n g’s sh i p s, 3 vol. [all published],

with A u t h o r’s p r e s e n tAt i o n inscription to t h e qu e e n (mA ry) A n d A

f u rt h e r inscription f r o m qu e e n mA ry to t h e ‘ro yA L nAvA L WA r

Li b r A r i e s, 1946’, colour plates, illustrations, bookplate of Queen

Mary to front paste-downs, original blue morocco by ch i v e r s o f

bAt h , with coloured miniature inlays on vellum to upper covers,

tooled in blind and gilt, g.e., spines slightly but uniformly faded,

slight rubbed at extremities, 4to, 1913. £1,000 - £1,500

316. Shaw (George Bernard).- Anonymous. po rt r A i t o f ge o r g e

be r n A r d sh AW , silver gelatin print, mounted, framed & glazed, 200

x 140mm., c.1930. £200 - £300

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317. Ambler (Eric) th e dA r k fr o n t i e r, first e d i t i o n, spotting,

library stamps to endpapers, adhesion marks to endpapers from

removal of flaps, original cloth, spine faded, stained at head,

rubbed at extremities, dust-jacket, backed in brown card with loss

to spine, new piece laid-down to upper panel, extensively creased

and browned, 8vo, 1936. £300 - £400

*** Ambler’s scarce first novel, difficult to find in any condition.

Lot 318

318. Ambler (Eric) un c o m m o n dA n g e r, first e d i t i o n, original

cloth, spine discoloured, spine ends and corners a little bumped,

dust-jacket, spine ends and corners a little chipped, rubbed and

creased at extremities, vertical crease to upper panel, rubbed, still a

good copy of a scarce title, 8vo, 1937. £1,200 - £1,800

Lot 319

319. Ambler (Eric) cA u s e f o r AL A r m, first e d i t i o n, original cloth,

spine slightly browned, spine ends and corners bumped, dust-jacket,

spine ends and corners chipped, closed tear to head of lower panel,

a little creased at head, light surface soiling, otherwise excellent

overall, 8vo, 1938. £1,200 - £1,800

❦ MODERN FIRST EDITIONS

Lot 320

320. Ambler (Eric) Jo u r n e y in t o fe A r, first e d i t i o n, original

cloth, spine very slightly faded, spotted, spine ends and corners a

little bumped, dust-jacket, loss to head of spine and lower panel

and foot of upper panel (affecting text in the last case), replaced

in facsimile on verso, tape repairs to head and foot on verso, a few

small chips and tears to head and foot, surface soiling, flaps foxed,

still good overall, 8vo, 1940. £750 - £1,000

Lot 321

321. Bowles (Paul) th e she Lt e r i n g sky, first e d i t i o n, occasional

light spotting, small ink inscription to endpaper, original cloth, spine

ends and corners a little bumped, light yellowing to head and foot,

dust-jacket, spine browned, spine ends and corners a little chipped,

mark to upper cover, a little rubbed at extremities, still a very good

copy, 8vo, 1949. £500 - £700

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Lot 322

322. Chandler (Raymond) fA r e W e L L m y Lo v e Ly, first en g L i s h

e d i t i o n, spotting to first and last few ff., original cloth, light spotting

to head, dust-jacket, laid-down, spine supplied in facsimile coloured

by hand, corners with minor restorations, still in effect a good copy,

8vo, 1940. £300 - £400

*** An exceptionally scarce title, especially in the dust-jacket.

Lot 323

323. Chandler (Raymond) th e hi g h Wi n d o W, first en g L i s h

e d i t i o n, original cloth, spine slightly faded, spine ends and corners

a little bumped, dust-jacket, repaired and restored at head and foot

and partially to joints, light surface creasing, a little rubbed, still a

very good copy, 8vo, 1943. £400 - £600

*** A very good example of the scarcest of the Raymond Chandler

English editions.

Lot 324

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324. Chandler (Raymond) th e LA d y in t h e LA k e, first en g L i s h

e d i t i o n, usual light browning to margins, original cloth, spine ends

and corners a little bumped, dust-jacket, spine slightly faded, spine

ends and corners chipped, a little rubbed and creased at extremities,

lower panel with light surface soiling and small abrasion mark,

overall a very good copy of a scarce book, 8vo, 1944. £600 - £800

Lot 325

325. Chandler (Raymond) th e Li t t L e si s t e r, first en g L i s h

e d i t i o n, original cloth, spine ends very slightly bumped, dust-jacket,

spine slightly faded, head of spine and corners a little chipped,

lightly rubbed at extremities, light surface soiling to lower panel,

but overall an excellent example, 8vo, 1949. £500 - £700

*** Written just after Chandler had finished working as a screenwriter

at Paramount, The Little Sister reflects much of Chandler’s bitterness

and disillusion with the film industry. The first English edition predates

the American.

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Lot 326

326. Dahl (Roald) [co L L e c t e d Wo r k s f o r ch i L d r e n], 15 vol.,

c o m m e m o r At i v e L i m i t e d e d i t i o n, number 194 of 500 copies,

illustrations by Nancy Ekholm Burkert, Joseph Schindelman,

Donald Chaffi n, William Péne du Bois, Jill Bennett, and Quentin

Blake, original morocco-backed boards, t.e.g., with individual slipcases

and together in case for the set, 8vo, 1991. £800 - £1,200

Lot 327

327. Deighton (Len) th e ipcr e s s fiLe, jacket with very light

browning to head and foot, corners and spine ends a little creased,

1962; Horse Under Water, publisher’s printed crossword loosely

inserted, jacket price-clipped, a little browned at spine and foot of

lower panel, 1963; Funeral in Berlin, jacket a little browned at spine

and margins, 1964, first e d i t i o n s, original boards, dust-jackets, A n

u n u s u A L Ly b r i g h t, n e A r-f i n e s e t; and another by the same, 8vo (4)

£250 - £350

Lot 328

328. Eliot (T.S.) th e WA s t e LA n d, first en g L i s h e d i t i o n in b o o k

f o r m, [one of circa 460 copies], booksellers label of Sylvia Beach’s

Shakespeare and Company to foot of advertisements, ink ownership

inscription to front pastedown and rear endpaper, original blue

marbled boards with label with printed title within circle of asterisks,

lacking all of spine except 1” piece at head, tape mark to head of

spine, light yellowing to margins, rubbed at extremities, [Gallup

A66; Woolmer 28], 8vo, Hogarth Press, 1923. £500 - £700

329. Forster (E.M.) A pA s s A g e to in d i A, first e d i t i o n, full morocco,

gilt, by Bayntun (Riviere), g.e., 1924 § Carver (Field Marshal Sir

Michael) The War Lords, first e d i t i o n, limited edition specially

bound, illustrations, full morocco, gilt, by Zaehnsdorf, g.e., cloth

slip-case, 1976 § Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord) The Poetical

Works, 8 vol., frontispiece, full plum calf, gilt, green leather lettering

label, spines uniformly faded, 1839, v.s. (10) £300 - £400

Lot 330

330. Frank (Anne) he t Ac h t e r h u i s, first e d i t i o n, frontispiece and

2 plates, endpapers browned, original boards, spine browned, light

wear to spine ends and joints, some light browning to margins, a

little rubbed, still a very good copy of a scarce title, 8vo, Amsterdam,

1947. £1,000 - £1,500

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Lot 331

331. Golding (William) [th e no v e L s], 13 vol. comprising, Lord of

the Flies, first issue, spotting to endpapers, a little cocked, jacket

browned, loss to spine ends and corners, rubbed and creased at

extremities, 1954; The Inheritors, foxing to endpapers, jacket with

loss to spine ends and corners, spotting, 1955; Pincher Martin,

jacket chipped and spine ends and corners, 1956; Free Fall, jacket

spine ends and corners a little chipped, some soiling, 1954; The

Spire, jacket with light browning and soiling, a little rubbed and

creased, 1964; The Pyramid, jacket with patch of browning, 1967;

The Scorpion God, jacket spine a little faded, rubbed at head and

foot, 1971; Darkness Visible, 1979; Rites of Passage, 1980; The

Paper Men, 1984; Close Quarters, jacket creased at head, 1987; Fire

Down Below, 1989; The Double Tongue, 1995, original cloth or

boards, dust-jackets, 8vo. £400 - £600

Lot 332

332. Huxley (Aldous) br Av e neW WorL d, first e d i t i o n, ink

inscription to endpaper, original cloth, spine faded and slightly

creased at ends, dust-jacket, spine darkened, spine and covers torn

with some loss, lower panel detatched, a little rubbed at extremities,

8vo, 1932. £600 - £800

Lot 333

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333. James (P.D.) co v e r he r fA c e, first e d i t i o n, ink owernship

stamp and very minor browning to endpapers, original cloth, spine

very slightly faded, dust-jacket by Charles Mozley, price-clipped,

spine ends and corners a little rubbed and chipped, light central

crease to spine, minor browning to flaps, but overall an excellent

copy, 8vo, 1962. £1,000 - £1,500

*** The author’s surprisingly scarce first novel, many copies

seemingly having gone directly to public libraries.

Lot 334

334. James (P.D.) A mi n d to mu r d e r, first e d i t i o n, s i g n e d

presentAtion inscription f r o m t h e A u t h o r ‘Lo v e to Jo y c e A n d hA rv e y

f r o m ph., si g n e d At co t t 23r d Au g u s t 1965 - A n d W h e r e better?’

to endpaper, A d d i t i o n A L Ly s i g n e d b y t h e A u t h o r on title, on title,

original cloth, very slightly cocked, dust-jacket, spine faded, spine

ends and corners a little chipped, light surface soiling to lower panel,

still an unusually good copy, 8vo, 1963. £750 - £1,000

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Lot 335

335. James (P.D.) un n At u r A L cA u s e s, first e d i t i o n, browning to

endpapers, original cloth, spine ends and corners slightly bumped,

dust-jacket, very light creasing to head and foot of spine, minor

damp-mark to foot of lower panel, short closed tear to head of upper

joint, still overall a near-fine copy, 8vo, 1968. £500 - £700

*** The scarcest of all the Dagleish novels, particularly in such

superb condition.

336. James (P.D.) sh r o u d f o r A ni g h t i n g A L e, s i g n e d b y t h e A u t h o r,

jacket spine very slightly darkened, a little creased at head, 1971;

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman, s i g n e d b y t h e A u t h o r on title, a

little rubbed at extremities, 1972; The Black Tower, jacket rubbed

and creased at extremities, 1975, first e d i t i o n s, original boards,

dust-jackets, near-fine overall; and 14 others by the same, 8vo (17)

£250 - £350

337. Le Carré (John) A mu r d e r o f qu A L i t y, first e d i t i o n, d o u b L es

i g n e d b y t h e A u t h o r A s Le cA r r é A n d dAv i d co r n W e L L on title,

author’s compliments slip loosely inserted, occasional spotting,

original boards, slightly cocked, corners and spine ends a little

bumped, a few small marks to covers, facsimile dust-jacket, 8vo,

1962. £250 - £350

Lot 338

338. Mailer (Norman) 42 or i g i n A L sk e t c h e s f o r t h e fi L m

Ad A p tAt i o n o f th e nA k e d A n d t h e de A d, pencil on paper,

many signed by Mailer, all but 13 on headed paper for the St.

Moritz Hotel, 2 pinned together, each 280 x 220mm., [c.1955].

£6,000 - £8,000

*** th e p r o d u c t o f A c o L L A b o r At i v e effort b e t W e e n no r m A n

mA i L e r A n d chA r L e s LAu g h t o n, c o n c e p t A rt W o r k f o r t h e g r e At

f i L m t h At n e v e r W A s .

9 of the sketches relate to scenes in the novel, including views of the

island from the invasion fleet, views of the pass, the structure of the

rapids traversed by Croft and Wilson and a scence from Croft’s ‘time

machine’, one of a series of flash-backs that populate the novel. The

remaining sketches depict characters in the novel as follows: Croft

(3); Minetta (2); Cummings (3); Roth (2); Goldstein (2); Red (3); A

Soldier (1); Dalleson (1); Hearn (1); Brown (1); Polack (1); Stacey

(1); Ridges (1); Toglio (1); Wyman (1); Wilson (3); Hennessey (1);

Gallagher (4); Martinez (1).

In the cases of Cummings and Croft, Mailer has supplied sketches

for both ‘outer’ and ‘inner’ appearance. Dalleson is referred to as

‘Wallace Beery the younger’ and one of Wilson’s sketches has

the comment ‘should be more handsome’. th e s k e t c h e s p r o v i d e

A n i n s i g h t i n t o t h e r At h e r J o c u L A r n At u r e o f t h i s n A s c e n t

c o L L A b o r At i o n.

The screen rights for The Naked and the Dead were sold by Mailer

for an almost unprecedented sum of $250,000 to an independent

production company owned by Charles Laughton and Paul Gregory,

with the idea that Laughton would direct. Even though he had no

control over the screenplay, Mailer was called in to help on the

adaptation. Sadly, in part due to the reception of The Night of the

Hunter, Laughton dropped out of the project and Raoul Walsh

ultimately took over as director.

‘ch A r L e s LA u g h t o n W A s to d o it, A n d W e spent A W e e k t o g e t h e r

in neW yo r k At LAu g h t o n’s st. mo r i t z hot e L p e n t h o u s e. he h A d

A g r e At d e d i c At i o n to t h e n o v e L, A n d h e W A s c o m i n g o f f . . . th e

ni g h t o f t h e hu n t e r, W h i c h h e t h o u g h t W o u L d d o e x t r A o r d i n A r i Ly.

it d i d n’t. LA u g h t o n W A s n o t A y o u n g m A n , A n d it t o o k e v e ry t h i n g

o u t o f h i m. he n e v e r d i r e c t e d A g A i n.’ Norman Mailer, in interview

with Gerald Peary.

Provenance: The estate of Charles Laughton and Elsa Lanchester.

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339. Milne (A.A.) Wi n n i e-t h e-po o h, n u m b e r 2 o f 20 c o p i e s o n

JA pA n e s e v e L L u m s i g n e d b y t h e A u t h o r A n d i L L u s t r Ato r, illustrations

and folding map by Ernest H. Shepard, original vellum, yapp

edges, covers slightly bowed and withslight spotting, 4to, 1926.

£8,000 - £12,000

340. Morpurgo (Michael) WA r ho r s e, first e d i t i o n, s i g n e d b y t h e

A u t h o r on title, original pictorial boards, spine a little yellowed,

spine ends and corners very slightly bumped, still excellent, 8vo,

1982. £750 - £1,000

*** First edition of the children’s story that has achieved worldwide

renown through adaptations on the stage and screen. Very scarce in

such condition - the initial print run only ran to a few hundred, and

of those many were destined for libraries.

Lot 339

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Lot 341

341. [Nabokov (Vladimir)] “V.Sirin.” po d v i g [gL o ry], first

e d i t i o n, advertisments with small ink notation, small ink inscription

to endpaper, upper hinge split but firm, original wrappers, spotting

to spine, a little rubbed and frayed at extremities, light surface

soiling, still very good overall, preserved in custom drop-back

box, [Field 0725; Juliar A13.1], 8vo, Paris, Sovremennye, 1932.

£400 - £600

*** Rare in good condition. In the introduction to the English

translation Nabokov writes that his novel Glory, ‘my only one with

a purpose’, ‘soars to heights of purity and melancholy that I have

only attained in the much later Ada’

342. [Nabokov (Vladimir)] “V.Sirin.” kA m e r A ob s c u r A [cA m e r A

ob s c u r A/ LA u g h t e r in t h e dA r k], first e d i t i o n, ink ownership

inscription to head of title, light browning to margins, later buckram,

spine darkened, [Field 0704; Juliar A14.1], 8vo, Berlin, Parabola-

Petropolis, 1933. £250 - £350

*** Scarce in any condition.

Lot 343

343. [Nabokov (Vladimir)] “Vladimir Nabokoff.” LA u g h t e r

in t h e dA r k, first Am e r i c A n e d i t i o n, original green cloth, spine

very slightly faded, dust-jacket, 1” portion of loss to foot of spine

corners and spine ends chipped, lower panel slightly discoloured,

a little rubbed and creased at extremities, still very good overall,

[Field 0706; Juliar A14.2], 8vo, Indianapolis & New York, 1938.

£500 - £700

*** Three known issues exist; in green, orange and brown cloths,

with precedence given in that order.

344. [Nabokov (Vladimir)] “V.Sirin.” ot c h A i A n i e [de s pA i r],

first e d i t i o n, ink inscription to head of title, later buckram, spine a

little darkened, [Field 0727; Juliar A15.1], 8vo, Berlin, Petropolis,

1936. £250 - £350

*** rA r e, W i t h o n Ly 3 c o p i e s A p p e A r i n g p r e v i o u s Ly At A u c t i o n.

345. [Nabokov (Vladimir)] “V.Sirin.” pr i g L A s h e n i e n A k A z n’

[in v i tAt i o n to A be h e A d i n g], first e d i t i o n, ex-library copy with

stamps to some pp., light browning to margins, library cloth-backed

boards, original upper wrapper pasted to upper cover (with adhesion

mark to margin), a little cocked, spine ends and corners bumped, a

little rubbed, [Field 0758; Juliar A16.1], 8vo, Paris, Dom Knigi,

1938. £150 - £200

*** Originally published between 1935-36 in Sovremennye zapiski

[Contemporary Novels], an important Russian emigré magazine.

Nabakov later said that of all his novels he personally held Invitation

to a Beheading in the greatest esteem.

Lot 346

346. [Nabokov (Vladimir)] “V.Sirin.” so g L i A d AtA i [th e ey e], first

e d i t i o n, small ink notation to title verso, original wrappers, spine

slightly browned, spine ends a little bumped, light surface soiling,

still excellent overall, preserved in custom drop-back box, [Field

0743; Juliar 12.1], 8vo, Paris, Russian Annals Publishing House,

1938. £500 - £700

*** sc A r c e.

347. Nabokov (Vladimir) dA r [th e gift], first e d i t i o n, original

printed wrappers, spine a little darkened and creased, but overall

a fine copy, [Field 0734; Juliar A17.1], 8vo, New York, Chekhov

Publishing House, 1952. £150 - £200

*** Originally serialised in Sovremennye zapiski [Contemporary

Novels], in an edition that ommited the fourth chapter, the 1952

publication was the first to contain the complete work.

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348. Nabokov (Vladimir) st i k h o t v o r e n i i A [po e m s ] (1929-1951),

first e d i t i o n, p r e s e n tAt i o n inscription f o r t h e A u t h o r in ru s s i A n

‘to m y d e A r f r i e n d s eL e n A ivA n o vA [A n d] JA c o b gr i g o r o v i c h

fr u m k i n’, W i t h 8 s m A L L c o L o u r e d b u t t e r f Ly s k e t c h e s to endpaper,

first 14pp. loose, original wrappers, spine slightly faded, otherwise

near-fine, preserved in custom drop-back box, [Field 0306; Juliar

A27.1], sm.4to, Paris, Rifma, 1952. £3,000 - £4,000

*** A W o n d e r f u L A s s o c i At i o n W i t h A n e x c e L L e n t inscription.

Nabokov had good reason to be greatful to Jacob Frumkin who,

as head of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, had helped the

Nabokovs escape Paris in 1940.

‘The organization was directed by Yakov Frumkin, an old friend of

Nabokov’s father, who like many other Russian Jews was glad to be

able to repay the dead man for his bold stands against the Kishinyov

pogroms and the Beilis trial by now offering his son a cabin for half

fare.’ Brian Boyd, Vladimir Nabokov: The Russian Years.

Lot 349

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349. Orwell (George) ni n e t e e n ei g h t y-fo u r, first e d i t i o n, tape

marks to endpapers, original cloth, slightly cocked, corners and

spine ends a little bumped, second issue green dust-jacket, repairs

and restorations to spine ends and corners, 1/2” portion restored

at head of lower panel, chip restored at foot of upper panel, joints

and fore-edges retouched, very light surface soiling to lower

panel, a little rubbed, still in effect an excellent copy, 8vo, 1949.

£500 - £700

*** Orwell’s classic dystopian fantasy, published in the year of his

death.

Lot 350

350. [Rowling (J.K.)], “Kennilworthy Whisp”. qu i d d i t c h

th r o u g h t h e Ag e s, 2001; Newt Scamander. Fantastic Beasts and

Where to Find Them, HP4U certificate inserted, 2001, first e d i t i o n s,

s i g n e d b y J.k.ro W L i n g on title, illustrations, original wrappers, fine

copies, no dust-jackets as issued, 8vo, New York (2) £800 - £1,200

*** The two volumes issued in between Harry Potter and the

Goblet of Fire and The Order of the Phoenix, net profits from which

went to Comic Relief. An excellent, complementary pair signed by

the author, seemingly scarce to find as such.

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Lot 351

Lot 352

351. Spyri (Johanna) he i d i’s eA r Ly ex p e r i e n c e s, vol.1 only (of 2),

first en g L i s h e d i t i o n s, frontispiece and 2 plates, spotting to front

endpaper and title, original pictorial green cloth, gilt, a little rubbed

at spine ends, joints and corners, but overall a excellent copy, g.e.,

W. Swan Sonnenschein, n.d; and 2 others, the French edition of the

same, 8vo (3) £1,800 - £2,200

*** Very scarce, especially in such excellent condition.

352. Tolkien (J.R.R.) th e ho b b i t, first e d i t i o n, first impression,

c u t s i g n At u r e o f t h e A u t h o r mounted on pastedown, frontispiece,

plate, full-page illustrations and map endpapers by the author, 2pp.

advertisements, original endpapers a little browned, handsomely

bound in modern crushed olive-green morocco with gilt image of

smaug to foot of upper cover by the Temple Bindery, spine gilt in

compartments, g.e., facsimile dust-jacket, preserved in custom dropback

box with design replicating original cloth covers, 8vo, 1937.

£4,000 - £6,000

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353. Tolkien (J.R.R.) be o W u L f: t h e mo n s t e r s A n d t h e cr i t i c s,

first e d i t i o n, a few light annotations in pencil, original printed

wrappers, minor repairs and restorations to extremities, some

light creasing, still in effect a near-fi ne copy without any of the

usual browning, preserved in custom drop-back box, 8vo, [1937].

£500 - £700

*** A superb copy of a true Tolkien rarity.

354. Tolkien (J.R.R.) th e Lo r d o f t h e ri n g s, 3 vol., first e d i t i o n s,

first impressions, vol.III third state with sagging text and printed

‘4’ on p.49, c u t s i g n At u r e o f t h e A u t h o r mounted on pastedown

of vol.1, maps, handsomely bound in modern crushed red morocco

with replica of dust-jacket image in gilt to upper covers by Temple

Bindery, spines gilt in compartments, g.e., slip-case, 8vo, 1954-55.

£4,000 - £6,000

*** Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, the inspiration and template for

many subsequent writers within the fantasy genre.

Lot 354

Lot 353

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Lot 355

355. Tolkien (J.R.R.) th e Lo r d o f t h e ri n g s, 3 vol., first re A d e r’s

un i o n e d i t i o n, folding maps, original boards, spine ends and

corners slightly bumped, dust-jackets, lightly creased at head and

foot, a near-fine set overall, slip-case, 8vo, 1960. £200 - £300

Lot 356

356. Tolkien (J.R.R.) th e Lo r d o f t h e ri n g s, 3 vol., first Am e r i c A n

(p i r At e d) e d i t i o n, light browning to margins of endpapers, original

pictorial wrappers, light creasing to spines, vol.2 spine faded,

lightly rubbed at extremities, still an excellent set overall, preserved

in custom drop-back boxes, 8vo, New York, Ace Books, 1965.

£350 - £450

*** Following claims that Lord of the Rings was not protected in

the United States under American copyright law, Ace books decided

to press ahead with an unauthorised edition without paying any

royalties to Tolkien. After a grass roots campaign from Lord of the

Rings fans, Ace were forced to withdraw their edition and make a

nominal payment to Tolkien.

Lot 357

357. Tolkien (J.R.R.) th e ho b b i t, first Am e r i c A n pA p e r b A c k

e d i t i o n, light browning to margins, spine very slightly yellowed,

light vertical crease to lower panel, a little rubbed at extremities,

otherwise excellent, 8vo, New York, Ballantine Books, 1965.

£150 - £200

*** Along with the Ballantine edition of Lord of the Rings, the

cover art was executed by Barbara Remington who, as Tolkien later

learned to his dismay, had never read any of the books. After the

second printing Tolkien insisted on the removal of the lion.

Lot 358

358. Tolkien (J.R.R.) th e Lo r d o f t h e ri n g s, 3 vol., first

A u t h o r i s e d Am e r i c A n pA p e r b A c k e d i t i o n, light browning to margins,

original pictorial wrappers, light creasing to spines, a little rubbed

at extremities, otherwise excellent, original slip-case, 8vo, New

York, Ballantine Books, 1965. £200 - £300

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359. Tolkien (J.R.R.) th e Lo r d o f t h e ri n g s, 3 vol., second, revised

edition, folding maps, original cloth, corners and spine ends very

slightly bumped, dust-jackets, spine very slightly faded, spine ends

and corners lightly rubbed, a near-fine set overall, in custom slipcase

with Lord of the Rings insignia in gilt, 8vo, 1966. £300 - £400

360. Tolkien (J.R.R.) th e ho b b i t, first d e L u x e e d i t i o n, colour

frontispiece and plates, double-page map, original boards with

gilt pictorial design, spine gilt, fine, tissue-guard, original box with

paper label to upper cover, a little rubbed and re-touched, near-fine

otherwise, 8vo, 1976. £150 - £200

361. Tolkien (J.R.R.) th e hi s t o ry o f mi d d L e-eA rt h, 12 vol., first

e d i t i o n s, first issues, plates and illustrations, original boards, dustjackets,

vol.1 with price label, a fine set, preserved in custom slipcases,

8vo, 1984-96. £800 - £1,200

*** Includes the elusive vol. 12, withdrawn from sale as a result of

a dispute between Christopher Tolkien and the publisher’s shortly

after publication.

Lot 361

Lot 359

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❦ ILLUSTRATED BOOKS,

PRIVATE PRESS & LIMITED EDITIONS

See also lots 235-248

The Property of the late Humphrey Spender (1910-2005)

Humphrey Spender trained as an architect but had a prolific, long and varied career as a photographer, painter, printmaker

and designer, designing wallpapers and furnishing fabrics for Sanderson’s and Edinburgh Weavers, glass mosaics for

Pilkington’s Glass, interiors and murals for P & O Liners and The Festival of Britain. He was a tutor in textile design at the

Royal College of Art between 1953 and 1976. He is best known as a pioneering documentary photographer of the 1930s

and ‘40s being one of the first to use 35mm cameras. He was the stills photographer for Mass Observation, also working

for the Daily Mirror as Lensman, and for Picture Post magazine.

.

Humphrey was the younger brother of the early explorer and surveyor Michael Spender, and the poet Stephen Spender. He

also knew many of the leading artists and writers of the twentieth century including Edward Bawden, Julian Trevelyan,

John Piper, John Banting and William Plomer.

Lot 362

362. Hockney (David).- Spender (Stephen) ch i n A di A ry, n u m b e r

65 o f 100 Art i s t’s pr o o f s, from an edition limited to 1100,

s i g n e d b y t h e A u t h o r s o n h A L f-t i t L e A n d W i t h o r i g i n A L f o L d i n g

f i v e-c o L o u r L i t h o g r A p h ‘re d sq u A r e A n d t h e fo r b i d d e n ciy’ b y

ho c k n e y, illustrations, some colour, original cloth, lithograph

numbered, signed and dated in pencil, loose in card folder, together

in publishers’ original box, 4to, 1982. £600 - £800

Lot 363

363. Piper (John).- Cunard (Nancy) and others. sA Lv o f o r russiA,

o n e o f 100 c o p i e s, 4pp. letterpress poems, 10 etched/engraved plates

by John Piper, John Banting, Julian Trevelyan, John Buckland

Wright, Buckland Wright after Roger Penrose, Mary Wykeham,

Ithell Colquhoun, Dolf Reiser, C.Salisbury and Geza Szobel, the

Piper also with aquatint, all signed in pencil by the artist, most

numbered, some also titled, a few with light marginal spotting or

soiling particularly the Wykeham, the Trevelyan with small stain

to lower margin, text foxed, loose as issued in cloth-backed board

folder with ties, printed paper label on upper cover, a little stained,

spine faded, small 4to, [1942]. £3,000 - £4,000

*** in c L u d e s Jo h n pi p e r’s first p u b L i s h e d e t c h i n g. The collection

was produced in aid of the Comforts Fund for Women and Children

of Soviet Russia.

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Lot 364

364. Ravilious (Eric).- Richards (J.M.) hi g h st r e e t, first e d i t i o n,

24 colour lithograph plates and plain wood-engraved title vignette

by Eric Ravilious, endpapers a little foxed and soiled, one or two

marks to text but plates clean, original pictorial boards, rubbed,

particularly at edges, spine chipped at head and with small nick

to upper joint, 8vo, Curwen Press for Country Life Ltd., 1938.

£1,000 - £1,500

*** One of the best examples of Ravilious’ experimentations

with colour lithography, produced for the Curwen Press. Jim

Richards used many of Humphrey Spender’s photographs for The

Architectural Review.

Lot 366

Other Properties

Lot 365

365. [Atkinson (John Augustus)] si x t e e n sc e n e s tA k e n f r o m th e

mi s e r i e s o f hu m A n Life. by o n e o f t h e Wr e t c h e d., 2 vol. in 1,

first e d i t i o n, engraved title with hand-coloured etched vignette, 16

hand-coloured etched plates, one folding, each with accompanying

letterpress leaf, water-staining to upper margin of title and letterpress

f. for plate VI, folding plate with split at fold, some spotting and

finger-marking, a few small stains, contemporary half calf, rubbed

and scuffed, [Abbey, Life, 259], oblong 4to, W.Miller, 1807.

£450 - £550

*** “Etchings delicately heightened by water-colour. Unusually

distinguished draughtsmanship for this type of publication.”

(Abbey).

366. Beardsley (Aubrey).- Malory (Sir Thomas) Le mo rt

dA rt h u r, 3 vol., n u m b e r 114 o f 300 o f t h e s u p e r i o r issue, woodengraved

plates, illustrations and decorations by Aubrey Beardsley,

light offsetting, in publisher’s deluxe decorative vellum, gilt,

spines browned, light soiling, t.e.g., others uncut, 4to, 1893-94.

£1,500 - £2,000

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367. Brangwyn (Frank) th e british em p i r e pA n e L s de s i g n e d f o r

t h e ho u s e o f Lo r d s, o n e o f 200 c o p i e s s i g n e d b y t h e A rt i s t W i t h

A s i g n e d e t c h i n g, folding colour frontispiece, 51 plates, 21 colour,

a little light foxing, original cloth, gilt, 1933 § Gaunt (W.) The

Etchings of Frank Brangwyn, R.A. A Catalogue Raisonné, first

e d i t i o n, illustrations, original parchment-backed boards, t.e.g.,

rubbed at extremities, 1926 § Ingoldsby (Thomas) The Jackdaw

of Rheims, first t r A d e e d i t i o n, illustrations by Charles Folkard,

original white buckram, gilt, heavily soiled, 1913 § De Foe (Daniel)

Robinson Crusoe, illustrations after designs by J.J.Granville,

bookplate to front paste-down, name stamp in ink to half-title,

full red morocco, gilt, carefully rebacked, t.e.g., [c.1880], v.s. (4)

£400 - £600

Lot 368

368. Etching Club. et c h i n g s f o r t h e Art-un i o n o f Lo n d o n, 30

etchings on laid india or china paper including ‘The Sleeping

Shepherd - Early Morning’, ‘The Rising Moon’ and ‘The Sky-Lark’

by Samuel Palmer; ‘The Abundance of Egypt’ and ‘The Desolation

of Egypt’ by William Holman Hunt and ‘The Young Mother’ by John

Everett Millais, spotting / foxing to mounts, gutta-percha perished,

so loose in original cloth, gilt title on upper cover, spine ends and

corners frayed, folio, 1857. £400 - £600

Lot 369

369. Etching Club. et c h i n g s f o r t h e Art-un i o n o f Lon d o n, 20

on laid india or china paper, including ‘The Morning of Life’ by

Samuel Palmer and ‘Going to the Park’ and ‘The Baby-House’ by

John Everett Millais, spotting / foxing to mounts, original cloth, gilt

title to upper corners, spine ends and corners worn, rubbed, folio,

1872. £350 - £450

Lot 370

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370. Flint (Sir William Russell).- Malory (Sir Thomas) Le mo rt e

dA rt h u r, 4 vol., number 343 of 500 copies on handmade Ricccardi

paper, pictorial titles in blue and black, tipped-in colour plates by

Sir William Russell Flint, captioned tissue guards, original limp

vellum with ties, t.e.g., others uncut, spines very slightly faded, 4to,

Philip Lee Warner for the Medici Society, Riccardi Press, 1910-11.

£500 - £700

371. Flint (Sir William Russell).- Kingsley (Charles) th e

he r o e s..., number 193 of 500 copies, bookplate of Louis du Cane,

original limp vellum with ties, W i t h t h e d u s t-J A c k e t (spine faded and

frayed), 1912 § Song of Songs (The) which is Solomon’s, number

373 of 500 copies, light foxing, original limp vellum with ties, 1909

§ Aurelius Antoninus (Marcus) The Thoughts of the Emperor...,

translated by George Long, number 179 of 500 copies, occasional

spotting, original vellum, g.e., with slits for ties but not used, also a

little smaller than usual as trimmed but apparently original, covers

slightly splayed, 1909 § Arnold (Matthew) The Scholar Gipsy &

Thyrsis, n u m b e r 89 o f 100 c o p i e s o n JA pA n e s e v e L L u m A n d s i g n e d

b y t h e A rt i s t, original pictorial vellum, gilt, upper cover slightly

warped, 1910 § Judith..., with an Introduction by Dr. Montague

R.James, n u m b e r 7 o f 100 c o p i e s s i g n e d b y t h e A rt i s t, original limp

vellum with ties (not uniform with previous items), The Haymarket

Press, 1928, the first three all Riccardi Press, most titles in blue and

black, all with tipped-in colour plates by Sir William Russell Flint,

most with captioned tissue guards, all t.e.g., all but the third uncut,

a few slightly rubbed; and a German edition of Theocritus illustrated

by Russell Flint, 4to & folio (6) £400 - £600

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Lot 372

372. Flint (Sir William Russell).- Chaucer (Geoffrey) th e

cA n t e r b u ry tA L e s, 3 vol., number 33 of 500 copies on handmade

Riccardi paper, pictorial titles in blue and black, mounted colour

plates by Sir William Russell Flint, captioned tissue guards, original

limp vellum with ties, t.e.g., others uncut, one or two small marks,

spines very slightly faded, 4to, Philip Lee Warner for the Medici

Society, Riccardi Press, 1913. £400 - £600

373. Flint (Sir William Russell).- Theocritus, Bion & Moschus.

th e id y L L s, translated by Andrew Lang, 2 vol., n u m b e r 4 o f 12

c o p i e s o n v e L L u m, from an edition limited to 512, titles in blue and

black, tipped-in colour plates by Sir William Russell Flint, captioned

tissue guards, very light yellowing to a few leaves, original limp

vellum, gilt, with ties, t.e.g., others uncut, W i t h t h e d u s t-J A c k e t s (a

little rubbed and faded), London, Liverpool and Boston, The Medici

Society, Riccardi Press, 1922. £1,500 - £2,000

Lot 373

Lot 374

374. Flint (Sir William Russell).- Herrick (Robert) on e hu n d r e d

A n d eLe v e n poe m s , n u m b e r 9 o f 105 s p e c i A L Ly-b o u n d c o p i e s W i t h

8 A d d i t i o n A L p L At e s A n d s i g n e d b y t h e A rt i s t, from an edition

limited to 550, printed in black and colours, colour frontispiece and

collotype illustrations by Sir William Russell Flint, W i t h ch r i s t o p h e r

sA n d f o r d’s first d r A f t A n d m o c k -u p f o r t h e prospectus W i t h h i s

p e n c i L i n s t r u c t i o n s to t h e p r i n t e r loosely inserted, original pictorial

white alum-tanned sheepskin, gilt, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, t.e.g.,

others uncut, additional plates loose in envelope, together in marbled

cloth slip-case (a little rubbed), Golden Cockerel Press, 1955.

£300 - £400

375. Golden Cockerel Press.- LAW r e n c e (t.e.) se c r e t de s pAt c h e s

f r o m Ar A b i A, limited edition, frontispiece, small ink name stamp

to front endpaper in Arabic,original morocco-backed buckram

by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, boards slightly spotted, t.e.g., others

uncut, original card slip-case, 4to, Golden Cockerel Press, [1939].

£250 - £350

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Lot 376

376. Gregynog Press.- Milton (John) co m u s, i n s c r i b e d b y ei r e n e

hu g h e s [to A L u n oL d f i e L d-dAv i e s] “ th A n k y o u f o r ro W L A n d’s s A k e.

ei r e n e” on front free endpaper, original buckram-backed boards,

uncut, glacine wrapper browned and a little frayed at corners and

spine, 1931; Four Poems...l’Allegro, Il Penseroso, Arcades, Lycidas,

ink signature of Lilian Oldfield-Davies and another ink inscription

on front endpapers, original blind-stamped red calf, rather worn,

1933 § Jones (Thomas) A Theme with Variations, number 87 of 175

copies, original cloth, gilt, uncut, spine slightly rubbed, [printed

for private circulation], 1933, the first two each one of 250 copies

on Japanese vellum with wood-engraved plates and illustrations

by Blair Hughes-Stanton, [Harrop 19, 26 & 44], tall 8vo & 8vo,

Newtown, Gregynog Press (3) £200 - £300

*** Alun Oldfield-Davies (1905-1988), broadcaster and public

servant, controller of BBC Wales 1945-67. He generously paid

for the Welsh novelist and poet, Rowland Hughes (1903-49), who

suffered from multiple sclerosis, to undergo treatment.

377. Hope (Mrs) fL o W e r s f r o m A n in d i A n gA r d e n, second

series, lithograph title, 11 chromolithograph plates, offsetting,

hinges cracked, original cloth, gilt, some staining to covers, folio,

Dusseldorf, c.1860. £700 - £800

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378. Jones (David).- Coleridge (Samuel Taylor) th e ri m e o f t h e

An c i e n t mAr i n e r, n u m b e r Lxxxvi o f 115 c o p i e s s i g n e d b y t h e

A rt i s t but lacking the additional suite of plates, from an edition

limited to 315, 10 copper-engraved plates and illustrations by David

Jones, 1964 [with] Jones (David) An Introduction to the Rime of the

Ancient Mariner, n u m b e r cii o f 115 c o p i e s s i g n e d b y t h e A u t h o r,

from an edition limited to 330, engraved title-vignette by Jones,

1972, together 2 vol., b o t h i n s c r i b e d b y dAv i d Jon e s in WeL s h,

printed in ochre and black on grey paper, the second with prospectus

and original invoice from Douglas Cleverdon loosely inserted

(“one of about half a dozen copies [with inscription] in Welsh”),

original vellum-backed cloth, t.e.g., others uncut, the second with

slight spotting to upper cover and glacine wrapper (frayed) and

slip-case, 4to, New York, Chilmark Press and London, Clover Hill

Editions, both printed by the Rampant Lions Press of Cambridge

§ Jones (David) In Parenthesis, first e d i t i o n, third impression,

i n s c r i b e d b y t h e A u t h o r “fo r ALu n f r o m dAv i d JuLy 1954” W i t h

t W o c o r r e c t i o n s c o n c e r n i n g t h e t e x t on front free endpaper (and

in text), endpapers spotted, original cloth, dust-jacket (price-clipped

as issued), a little rubbed and soiled, 1938; The Fatigue, number

114 of 298 copies, this one of 241 subscribers’ copies , for Lilian &

Alun Oldfield-Davies, original wrappers, printed by the Rampant

Lions Press of Cambridge, 1965; and 3 others by or illustrated by

Jones, 4to & 8vo (7) £300 - £400

*** The inscription in the first reads, “i Alun a Lilian dymuniadau

gorau yn awr a phob amser Dafydd. Pumed o Fis Ebrill 1967” (with

best wishes for all time, David. Fifth of April 1967). Alun Oldfield-

Davies (1905-1988), broadcaster and public servant, controller of

BBC Wales 1945-67; he and his wife, Lilian, were close friends of

David Jones.

379. McCarthy (Justin) and Mrs Campbell Praed. th e gr e y

ri v e r, one of 230 copies, 12 etched plates by Mortimer Menpes,

each signed by the artist, ink inscription and original water-colour

sketch to title, light foxing throughout, contemporary cloth, spine

ends and corners slightly bumped, a little soiled, folio, 1889.

£500 - £700

380. Millet.- Benedite (Leonce) th e dr AW i n g s o f Je A n fr A n ç o i s

mi L L e t, n u m b e r 15 o f 50 c o p i e s, 50 tipped-in facsimile plates with

captioned tissue guards, endpapers a little spotted, contemporary

vellum, gilt, g.e., a few marks to covers, folio, 1906. £200 - £300

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Lot 381

381. Millet.- Ferroud (A.) & E. Bénézit-Constant, editors. Le

Li v r e d’or d e J. -f. mi L L e t, n u m b e r 10 o f 50 c o p i e s o n JA pA n pA p e r,

etched vignette titles and 20 plates, occasional spotting, original

wrappers bound in, contemporary half morocco, spine gilt, t.e.g.,

lower covers joints starting, corners a little bumped, slip-case,

extremities rubbed, folio, [c.1891]. £400 - £600

Lot 382

382. Rowlandson (Thomas).- [Combe (William)] th e gr A n d

mA s t e r, o r A d v e n t u r e s o f qu i hi? in hi n d o s tA n ... b y qu i z,

first e d i t i o n , folding frontispiece, pictorial title and 25 plates by

Rowlandson, all hand-coloured aquatints, with additional plate with

sepia wash (often not present), lacking errata slip and cancelled

c8 (pp.31-32) as usual, 2 plates with outer edge frayed, affecting

publisher’s imprint, some plates trimmed at foot, just affecting

imprint, small repair to outer margin of O1, a few small fingermarks,

some light browning, contemporary half calf, gilt spine in

compartments and with red morocco label, slightly rubbed, [Abbey

Travel 437; Tooley 412], a good copy, 8vo, 1816. £350 - £450

END OF SALE

Lot 383

383. so n n e t s e t eA u x-fo rt e s, one of 350 copies, decorative title,

42 etched plates by Manet, Jongkind, Corot, Daubigny, Millet,

Victor Hugo and others, offsetting on to text, Victor Hugo plate with

stain to lower margin, marginal water-staining (mostly at head)

to last 6 plates, occasional spotting or marking, mostly marginal,

original upper limp vellum wrapper bound in, foxed, contemporary

decorative boards, rebacked in later brown morocco, 4to, Paris,

1869. £1,200 - £1,800

Lot 384

384. Vever (Henri) LA bi J o u t e r i e fr A n c A i s e A u xixe si e c L e, 3

vol., one of 1,000 copies, illustrations, original decorative wrappers

tipped-in, vol.3 wrappers with tape to head and foot, large 8vo,

Paris, 1906-1908. £300 - £400

*** The classic work on jewellery, each volume is dedicated to a

particular period: Consulate, Empire and Restoration.

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royalty charge.

TERMS OF CONSIGNMENT FOR SELLERS

1. Interpretation. In these Terms the words ‘you’, ‘yours’, etc. refer to the Seller and if the

consignment of goods to us is made by an agent we assume that the Seller has authorised

the consignment and that the consignor has the Seller’s authority to contract. Similarly the

words ‘we’, ‘us’, etc. refer to the Auctioneers.

2. Commission is charged to sellers at the following rates:- please enquire at our salerooms.

3. Removal costs. Items for sale must be consigned to the saleroom by any stated deadline

and at your expense. We may be able to assist you with this process but any liability

incurred to a carrier for haulage charges is solely your responsibility.

4. Loss and damage of goods.

(a) Loss and Damage Warranty - Bloomsbury Auctions is not authorised by the FSA to

provide insurance to its clients, and does not do so. However Bloomsbury Auctions for

its own protection, assumes liability for property consigned to it at the lower pre-sale

estimate until the hammer falls. To justify accepting liability, Bloomsbury Auctions

makes a charge of 1.5% of the hammer price plus VAT, subject to a minimum charge of

£1.50, or if unsold 1.5% of our lower estimate. The liability assumed by Bloomsbury

Auctions shall be limited to the lower presale estimate or the hammer price if the lot

is sold.

(b) If the owner of the goods consigned instructs us in writing not to take such action, the

goods then remain entirely at the owners risk unless and until the property in them

passes to the Buyer or they are collected by or on behalf of the owner, and clause 4 (a)

is inapplicable

5. Illustrations. The cost of any illustrations is borne by you. If we consider that the Lot should

be illustrated your permission will be asked first. The copyright in respect of such

illustrations shall be the property of us, the auctioneers, as is the text of the catalogue.

6. Minimum bids and our discretion. Goods will normally be offered subject to a reserve

agreed between us before the sale in accordance with clause 7. We may sell Lots below

the reserve provided we account to you for the same sale proceeds as you would have

received had the reserve been the hammer price. If you specifically give us a “discretion”

we may accept a bid of up to 10% below the formal reserve.

7. Reserves.

(a) you are entitled to place prior to the auction a reserve on any lot consigned, being the

minimum hammer price at which that lot may be sold. Reserves must be reasonable

and we may decline to offer goods which in our opinion would be subject to an

unreasonably high reserve (in which case goods carry the storage and insurance

charges stipulated in these Terms of Consignment).

(b) A reserve once set cannot be changed except with our consent.

(c) Where a reserve has been placed only we may bid on your behalf and only up to the

reserve (if any) and you may in no circumstances bid personally.

8. Electrical items. These are subject to detailed statutory safety controls. Where such items

are accepted for sale you accept responsibility for the cost of testing by external

contractors. Goods not certified as safe by an electrician (unless antiques) will not be

accepted for sale. They must be removed at your expense on your being notified. We

reserve the right to dispose of unsafe goods as refuse, at your expense.

9. Soft furnishings. The sale of soft furnishings is strictly regulated by statute law in the

interests of fire safety. Goods found to infringe safety regulations will not be offered and

must be removed at your expense. We reserve the right to dispose of unsafe goods as

refuse, at your expense.

The rights of disposal referred to in clause 8 and 9 are subject to the provisions of The Torts

(Interference with Goods) Act 1977, Schedule 1, a copy of which is available for inspection

on request

10. Descriptions. Please assist us with accurate information as to the provenance etc. of

goods where this is relevant. There is strict liability for the accuracy of descriptions under

modern consumer legislation and in some circumstances responsibility lies with sellers if

inaccuracies occur. We will assume that you have approved the catalogue description of

your lots unless informed to the contrary. Where we are obliged to return the price to the

buyer when the lot is a deliberate forgery under Condition 15 of the Conditions of Sale

and we have accounted to you for the proceeds of sale you agree to reimburse us the sale

proceeds.

11. Unsold and withdrawn items. If an item is unsold it may with your consent be re-offered

at a future sale. Where in our opinion an item is unsaleable you must collect such items

from the saleroom promptly on being so informed. Otherwise, storage charges may be

incurred. We reserve the right to charge for storage in these circumstances at a reasonable

daily rate.

12. Withdrawn and bought in items. These are liable to incur a charge of 15% commission,

1.5 % Loss and Damage Warranty and any other costs incurred including but not limited to

illustration and restoration fees all of these charges being subject to VAT on being bought

in or withdrawn after being catalogued.

13. Conditions of Sale. you agree that all goods will be sold on our Conditions of Sale. In

particular you undertake that you have the right to sell the goods either as owner or agent

for the owner. you undertake to compensate us and any buyer or third party for all losses

liabilities and expenses incurred in respect of and as a result of any breach of this

undertaking. We will also, at our discretion, and as far as practicable, confirm that an

item consigned for sale does not appear on the Art Loss register, which is administered by

an independent third party.

14. Authority to deduct commission and expenses and retain premium and interest.

(a) you authorise us to deduct commission at the stated rate and all expenses incurred

for your account from the hammer price and consent to our right to retain beneficially

the premium paid by the buyer in accordance with our Conditions of Sale and any

interest earned on the sale proceeds until the date of settlement.


(b) you authorise us in our discretion to negotiate a sale by private treaty not later than the

close of business 48 hours after the day of sale in the case of lots unsold at auction, in

which case the same charges will be payable as if such lots had been sold at auction

and so far as appropriate these Terms apply.

15. Warehousing. We disclaim all liability for goods delivered to our saleroom without

sufficient sale instructions and reserve the right to make minimum warehousing charge

of £10 per lot per day. Unsold lots are subject to the same charges if you do not remove

them within a reasonable time of notification. If not removed within three weeks we

reserve the right to sell them and defray charges from any net proceeds of sale or at your

expense to consign them to the local authority for disposal.

16. Settlement. After sale settlement of the net sum due to you normally takes place within 28

days of the sale (by crossed cheque to the seller) unless the buyer has not paid for the

goods. In this case no settlement will then be made but we will take your instructions in the

light of our Conditions of Sale. you authorise any sums owed by you to us on other

transactions to be deducted from the sale proceeds. you must note the liability to reimburse

the proceeds of sale to us as under the circumstances provided for in Condition 10 above.

you should therefore bear this potential liability in mind before parting with the proceeds

of sale until the expiry of 28 days from the date of sale.

CONDITIONS OF SALE

Bloomsbury Auctions carries on business with bidders, buyers and all those present in the

auction room prior to or in connection with a sale on the following General Conditions and on

such other terms, conditions and notices as may be referred to herein.

1. Definitions

In these Conditions:

(a) “auctioneer” means the firm of Bloomsbury Auctions or its authorised auctioneer, as

appropriate;

(b) “deliberate forgery” means an imitation made with the intention of deceiving as to

authorship, origin, date, age, period, culture or source but which is unequivocally

described in the catalogue as being the work of a particular creator and which at the

date of the sale had a value materially less than it would have had if it had been in

accordance with the description;

(c) “hammer price” means the level of bidding reached (at or above any reserve) when the

auctioneer brings down the hammer;

(d) “terms of consignment” means the stipulated terms and rates of commission on which

Bloomsbury Auctions accepts instructions from sellers or their agents;

(e) “total amount due” means the hammer price in respect of the lot sold together with

any premium, Value Added Tax chargeable and any additional charges payable by a

defaulting buyer under these Conditions;

(f) “sale proceeds” means the net amount due to the seller, being the hammer price of

the lot sold less commission at the stated rate, Value Added Tax chargeable and any

other amounts due to us by the seller in whatever capacity and however arising;

(g) “you”, “your”, etc. refer to the buyer as identified in Condition 2.

(h) The singular includes the plural and vice versa as appropriate.

2. Bidding procedures and the Buyer

(a) Bidders are required to register their particulars before bidding and to satisfy any

security arrangements before entering the auction room to view or bid;

(b) the maker of the highest bid accepted by the auctioneer conducting the sale shall be

the buyer at the hammer price and any dispute about a bid shall be settled at the

auctioneer’s absolute discretion by reoffering the Lot during the course of the auction

or otherwise. The auctioneer shall act reasonably in exercising this discretion.

(c) Bidders shall be deemed to act as principals.

(d) Our right to bid on behalf of the seller is expressly reserved up to the amount of any

reserve and the right to refuse any bid is also reserved.

3. Increments. Bidding increments shall be at the auctioneer’s sole discretion.

4. The purchase price. together with a premium thereon of 28.8% which shall include VAT on

the premium at the rate imposed by law. The buyer will also be liable for any royalties

payable under Droit de Suite as set out under Information for Buyers.

5. Value Added Tax. Value Added Tax on the hammer price is imposed by law on all items

affixed with an asterisk or double asterisk. Value Added Tax is charged at the appropriate

rate prevailing by law at the date of sale and is payable by buyers of relevant Lots. (Please

refer to “Information for Buyers” for a brief explanation of the VAT position).

6. Payment

(1) Immediately a Lot is sold you will:

(a) give to us, if requested, proof of identity, and

(b) pay to us the total amount due or in such other way as is agreed by us.

(2) Any payments by you to us may be applied by us towards any sums owing from you

to us on any account whatever without regard to any directions of you or your agent,

whether express or implied.

(3) Buyers who utilise the services of ATG Live Auctions or any other live internet services

are hereby informed that the payment method details that are provided to ATG Live

Auctions or any other live internet services as part of the process of registration will, in

the absence of compliance with paragraph (1) of this clause, be utilised by us to settle any

amounts owing by such buyers to us.

7. Title and collection of purchases

(1) The ownership of any Lots purchased shall not pass to you until you have made

payment in full to us of the total amount due.

(2) you shall at your own risk and expense take away any lots that you have purchased and

paid for not later than 3 working days following the day of the auction or upon the

clearance of any cheque used for payment after which you shall be responsible for any

removal, storage and insurance charges.

(3) No purchase can be claimed or removed until it has been paid for.

(4) Bloomsbury Auctions is unable to arrange packaging or shipping of items. Successful

buyers must make these arrangements independently, though the saleroom may be

able to suggest specialist shipping companies who can advise buyers, this advice is not a

recommendation and the saleroom is not liable for any aspect of the packaging and

shipping process. Please note that the cost of packaging and shipping depends on the

size/weight of the item(s) purchased, insurance requirements, and the shipping destination,

not on the value of the item(s) purchased. Please note that any items not collected within

one week of the sale date may be automatically removed to commercial storage and

subject to a storage charge.

8. Remedies for non-payment or failure to collect purchases

(1) If any Lot is not paid for in full and taken away in accordance with these Conditions

or if there is any other breach of these Conditions, we, as agent for the seller and on our

own behalf, shall at our absolute discretion and without prejudice to any other rights we

may have, be entitled to exercise one or more of the following rights and remedies:

(a) to proceed against you for damages for breach of contract;

(b) to rescind the sale of that Lot and/or any other Lots sold by us to you;

(c) to resell the Lot (by auction or private treaty) in which case you shall be responsible for

any resulting deficiency in the total amount due (after crediting any part payment and

adding any resale costs). Any surplus so arising shall belong to the seller;

(d) to remove, store and insure the Lot at your expense and, in the case of storage, either

at our premises or elsewhere;

e) to charge interest at a rate not exceeding 1.5% per month on the total amount due to

the extent it remains unpaid for more than 3 working days after the sale;

(g) to retain that or any other Lot sold to you until you pay the total amount due;

(h) to reject or ignore bids from you or your agent at future auctions or to impose conditions

before any such bids shall be accepted;

(i) to apply any proceeds of sale of other Lots due or in future becoming due to you

towards the settlement of the total amount due and to exercise a lien (that is a right to

retain possession of) any of your property in our possession for any purpose until the

debt due is satisfied.

(2) We shall, as agent for the seller and on our own behalf pursue these rights and

remedies only so far as is reasonable to make appropriate recovery in respect of breach

of these conditions

9. Third party liability. All members of the public on our premises are there at their own risk

and must note the layout of the accommodation and security arrangements. Accordingly

neither the auctioneer nor our employees or agents shall incur liability for death or personal

injury (except as required by law by reason of our negligence) or similarly for the safety of

the property of persons visiting prior to or at a sale.

10. Commission bids. Whilst prospective buyers are strongly advised to attend the auction

and are always responsible for any decision to bid for a particular Lot and shall be assumed

to have carefully inspected and satisfied themselves as to its condition we will if so

instructed clearly and in writing execute bids on their behalf. Neither the auctioneer nor

our employees or agents shall be responsible for any failure to do so save where such

failure is unreasonable.Where two or more commission bids at the same level are recorded

we reserve the right in our absolute discretion to prefer the first bid so made.

11. Warranty of title and availability. The seller warrants to the auctioneer and you that the

seller is the true owner of the property consigned or is properly authorised by the true

owner to consign it for sale and is able to transfer good and marketable title to the property

free from any third party claims.

12. Agency. The auctioneer normally acts as agent only and disclaims any responsibility for

default by sellers or buyers.

13. Terms of sale. The seller acknowledges that Lots are sold subject to the stipulations of

these Conditions in their entirety and on the Terms of Consignment as notified to the

consignor at the time of the entry of the Lot.

14. Descriptions and condition

(1) Whilst we seek to describe lots accurately, it may be impractical for us to carry out

exhaustive due diligence on each lot. Prospective buyers are given ample opportunities

to view and inspect before any sale and they (and any independent experts

on their behalf) must satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any description applied

to a lot. Prospective buyers also bid on the understanding that, inevitably, representations

or statements by us as to authorship, genuineness, origin, date, age, provenance,

condition or estimated selling price involve matters of opinion. We undertake that

any such opinion shall be honestly and reasonably held and accept liability for opinions

given negligently or fraudulently. Subject to the foregoing neither we the auctioneer

nor our employees or agents nor the seller accept liability for the correctness of such

opinions and all conditions and warranties, whether relating to description, condition

or quality of lots, express, implied or statutory, are hereby excluded. This Condition is

subject to the next following Condition concerning deliberate forgeries and applies

save as provided for in paragraph 6 “information to buyers”.

(2) Private treaty sales made under these Conditions are deemed to be sales by auction

for purposes of consumer legislation.

15. Forgeries. Notwithstanding the preceding Condition, any Lot which proves to be a deliberate

forgery (as defined) may be returned to us by you within 21 days of the auction provided it

is in the same condition as when bought, and is accompanied by particulars identifying it

from the relevant catalogue description and a written statement of defects. If we are

satisfied from the evidence presented that the Lot is a deliberate forgery we shall refund

the money paid by you for the Lot including any buyer’s premium provided that (1) if the

catalogue description reflected the accepted view of scholars and experts as at the date

of sale or (2) you personally are not able to transfer a good and marketable title to us,

you shall have no rights under this condition. The right of return provided by this Condition

is additional to any right or remedy provided by law or by these Conditions of Sale.

General

16. We shall have the right at our discretion, to refuse admission to our premises or attendance

at our auctions by any person.

17. (1) Any right to compensation for losses liabilities and expenses incurred in respect of

and as a result of any breach of these Conditions and any exclusions provided by them

shall be available to the seller and/or the auctioneer as appropriate.

(2). Such rights and exclusions shall extend to and be deemed to be for the benefit of

employees and agents of the seller and/or the auctioneer who may themselves enforce them.

18. Any notice to any buyer, seller, bidder or viewer may be given by first class mail, email or

Swiftmail in which case it shall be deemed to have been received by the addressee 48

hours after posting.

19. Special terms may be used in catalogue descriptions of particular classes of items in

which case the descriptions must be interpreted in accordance with any glossary

appearing at the commencement of the catalogue.

20. Any indulgence extended to bidders, buyers or sellers by us notwithstanding the strict

terms of these Conditions or of the Terms of Consignment shall affect the position at the

relevant time only and in respect of that particular concession only; in all other respects

these Conditions shall be construed as having full force and effect.

21. English law applies to the interpretation of these Conditions.


INTERNATIONAL DEPARTMENTS

BLOOMSBURY AUCTIONS

LONDON

Bloomsbury House,

24 Maddox Street,

London, W1S 1PP

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7495 9494

Fax: +44 (0) 20 7495 9499

info@bloomsburyauctions.com

www.bloomsburyauctions.com

DREWEATTS

DONNINGTON PRIORY

Donnington, Newbury,

Berkshire, RG14 2JE

Tel: +44 (0) 1635 553 553

Fax: +44 (0) 1635 553 599

donnington@dnfa.com

www.dnfa.com/donnington

DREWEATTS

BRISTOL

St. John’s Place, Apsley Road

Clifton, Bristol BS8 2ST

Tel: +44 (0) 117 973 7201

Fax: +44 (0) 117 973 5671

bristol@dnfa.com

www.dnfa.com/bristol

BLOOMSBURY AUCTIONS

ROME / MILAN

For further information, please contact:

Dott. Luciana Scarpa

Tel: +39 388 8813070

roma@bloomsburyauctions.com

BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS

Rupert Powell Deputy Chairman, Travel, Natural History & Science

Dido Arthur Architecture, Private Press & Illustrated

Justin Phillips Continental & Early Printing

Simon Luterbacher Manuscripts & English Literature

Clive Moss Children’s Books

Max Hasler Modern First Editions

Hannah Usher Books

Emily Bradfield Books

Michael Heseltine Consultant

PICTURES AND MAPS

Robert Hall

Richard Carroll

MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART & PRINTS

Alexander Hayter International Head of Contemporary Art

Ross Thomas

Shane Xu

ASIAN CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART

Dr Benedetta Mottino

CLOCKS & SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS

Leighton Gillibrand Director

COUNTRY SPORTING

Geoffrey Stafford Charles Director

DECORATIVE ARTS

David Rees Director

ENGLISH & CONTINENTAL CERAMICS

Geoffrey Stafford Charles Director

FURNITURE

Will Richards Deputy Chairman

Cristian Beadman Associate Director

Ben Millerchip-Brown Associate Director

Emma Terry

Elaine Binning Consultant

JEWELLERY, SILVER, WATCHES

& OBJECTS OF VERTU

James Nicholson International Head of Department

David Rees Director, Silver & Objects of Vertu

Ian Pickford Silver Consultant

Nick Mann

CLOCKS & SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS

Leighton Gillibrand Director

FURNITURE & ORIENTAL CARPETS

Richard Madley Director

Kate Hannah

Tim Hazelgrove

MEDALS & MILITARIA

Malcolm Claridge

SILVER & JEWELLERY

John Kelly

STEAM MODEL ENGINEERING

Michael Matthews Consultant

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions is pleased to

announce a new joint venture in Italy. Together with

Philobiblon Auctions, a subsidiary of the highly

respected antiquarian books and manuscripts

dealership, we are able to offer a first class service

throughout Italy from premises in both Rome and

Milan. We have Italian speaking specialists in all

major departments and offer a regular calendar of

both valuation events and sales in Rome and Milan.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Sarah Wheeler

John Cumming Consultant

POSTERS

Richard Barclay Consultant

ADMINISTRATION

Codrina Toderita Administrator

Helen Cragg Administrator

Domoni Mainstone Administrator

Julia Owen Accounts

Craig Millar IT

Scott Harvey Art Director

Elio Stolz Photographer

Poppy Walker Marketing Manager

Gary Shaw Facilities Manager

Graham Argue Saleroom & Shipping

Robert Cain Saleroom & Shipping

Steve Cain Saleroom & Shipping

Alec Shepherd Saleroom & Shipping

PICTURES

Archie Parker International Head of Old Master & 19th Century Paintings

James James-Crook Modern British & Irish Paintings & Sculpture

WINE

Bruce Cairnduff Consultant

ADMINISTRATION

Brenda Adams Associate Director, Client Accounts

Ruth Rackham Senior Administrator & Valuations Coordinator

Tori Billington Marketing

Helen Newton Administrator

Kathy James Administrator

Fiona Foote Administrator

Kate Colquhoun Administrator

Ruth Miles Administrator

Adam Martin Saleroom

James Percy Saleroom

Gyula Sirok Saleroom

Matthew Martin Photographer

Dave Pincott Photographer

TOYS, COLLECTABLES,

RAILWAYANA & BOOKS

Peter Rixon Associate Director

ADMINISTRATION

Samantha Taylor Administrator

Sara Lucas Administrator

Sarah Walker Administrator

Ewelina Karbowiak Photographer

Philip Maclean Photographer

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