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Conjuring & Circus:

Books, Prints, Trade Cards, Decorative Objects,

Posters, Apparatus, Drawings and Paintings

Thursday 8th September 2011


Lo n d o n de pa rt m e n t s

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MOdeRN & CONTeMPORARY ART & PRINTS

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Catalogue of

Conjuring & Circus:

Books, Prints, Trade Cards, Decorative Objects,

Posters, Apparatus, Drawings and Paintings

Sale 35833

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on Thursday 8th September 2011 at 10am (lots 1-327) and at 1.30pm (lots 328-729)

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All lots are offered subject to the Conditions of Sale and Business

printed in this catalogue, and reserves.

1. Adenis (Jules) and Th. De Lajarte. La De v i n e r e s s e, Op é r a-

CO m i q u e e n u n a C t e, lithographed music for voice and piano,

original wrappers, pictorial upper cover depicting a female fortune

teller, Paris, [c.1870] § Grévin (A.) Almanach des Parisiennes,

illustrations, original pictorial wrappers, Paris, 1870 § Larchey

(Lorédan) Dictionnaire historique étymologique et anecdotique

de l’Argot Parisien, wood-engraved illustrations after J. Férat

and Ryckebusch, slightly spotted, contemporary half morocco,

edges rubbed, large 8vo, Paris, 1872 § Touchatout [Léon-Charles

Bienvenu]. Histoire Tintamarresque de Napoléon III, woodengraved

illustrations, lacking title-page, first and last pages

soiled, contemporary roan-backed boards, [Paris, 1872] § Le

Petit (Alfred) La Vie Drolatique des Saints, with a long inscription

and ink and wash caricature of the author by his son, illustrations,

original pictorial wrappers, covers loose, Paris, 1883, 8vo (5)

£150 - £200

*** The last four books have conjuring-related illustrations at

pp.565; 169; 342; and 131 and 251 respectively.

2. Alcaide (Victor M.N.) BO s C h, Novara, 1968 § Rossetti

(Bartolomeo) La Roma de Bartolemeo Pinelli, Rome, 1985 § Pyne

(William H.) Pyne’s British Costumes, facsimile reprint, 1989 §

Linfert (Carl) Hieronymus Bosch, New York, 1989 § Darriulat

(Jacques) Jerome Bosch et la Fable Populaire, Paris, 1995 § Milano

(Ernesto) and others. Astroliogia, text in Italian and English,

Modena, 1996 § Blume (Dieter) Regenten des Himmels, Berlin,

2000; illustrations, some relating to conjuring, original cloth or

boards, dust jackets, 4to and folio; and 24 others, various sizes

(31) £100 - £150

Lot 3

The Property of the late Bob Read

Bob Read was highly regarded as a close-up entertainer and lecturer both in this country and the United States. He worked

tirelessly as a researcher into the history of magic, particularly on the cups and balls performers. His collection, probably

the largest of its kind, forms the basis for his book on “The oldest trick in the book”, to be published in the near future.

3. Astley (Philip) astLey’s system O f eq u e s t r i a n eD u C at i O n, eighth

edition, folding engraved map coloured in outline, short split in one

fold, 9 engraved plates, a few leaves spotted, original boards, covers

loose, with the bookplate of J.B. Findlay, [Toole Stott Circus 10436],

8vo, Dublin, Thomas Burnside, 1802. £100 - £150

4. Baker (Al) th e se C r e t Way s O f aL Ba k e r, edited by Todd Karr,

numerous illustrations, original cloth, dust jacket, 4to, Seattle, The

Miracle Factory, 2003. £100 - £150

5. Barnum (Phineas T.) hu m B u g s O f t h e WO r L D, first e D i t i O n,

original cloth, uncut, [Toole Stott Circus 1293], 8vo, John Camden

Hotten, 1866. £100 - £150

6. Besant (Sir Walter) su rv e y O f LO n D O n: London in the Time

of the Stuarts, 1903; London in the Time of the Tudors, 1904;

Mediaeval London, vol. 1 and 2, 1906; Early London, 1908;

London in the Nineteenth Century, 1909; London South of the

Thames, 1912, London in the Eighteenth Century, 1925, all but the

last first e D i t i O n s, numerous illustrations, original cloth gilt, t.e.g.,

all but the fifth with dust jackets, some tears and fraying, folio,

1903-1925. £150 - £200

7. Borius (Jules) and others. nO s tO u r s fav O r i s, p r e s e n tat i O n

C O p y, inscribed by the publisher to Bernard Irving, editor of “The

Magician”, portraits, illustrations, original wrappers, formerly in

the collection of Robertson Keene, Lyon, [1914] § O’Rély [Louis

Mercier] L’Illusioniste Moderne, illustrations by the author,

original cloth, Paris, [c.1920] § Chevalier X. Les Supercheries des

Fakirs dévoilée par un Prestidigitateur, 2 plates, spotted, original

pictorial wrappers, Alger, 1927; and eight similar volumes, ten

with the bookplate of J.B. Findlay, another inscribed to him, 8vo

(11) £150 - £200

8. Brewster (Sir David) Le t t e r s O n nat u r a L ma g i C, fifth edition,

contemporary half calf, 1842 § Cremer (W.H.) The Secret Out,

upper hinge broken, [1871]; Hanky Panky, [1872] § Bellew (Frank)

The Art of Amusing, [1871], [Toole Stott 142, 192, 133, and 90]

§ Hoffmann (Professor) [Angelo Lewis]. The Illustrated Book of

Patience Games, fourth edition, 1902 § Neil (C. Lang) The Modern

Conjurer and Drawing Room Entertainer, covers slightly worn,

Hamley’s label over imprint, [1902] § Elbiquet. Supplementary

Magic, [1917], all with illustrations, all but the first in original

cloth § The Daisy Bank Book of Magic; Book of Tricks § Goldin

(Horace) Conjuring Up-to-Date, covers loose, 3 vol., illustrations,

original wrappers, [Manchester, c.1915] § Goldin (Horace) Secrets

of Magic, illustrations, original pictorial wrappers, 4to, [Burnley,

c.1930]; and four others, 8vo and 4to (15) £125 - £175

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9. Catalogues. a C O L L e C t i O n O f a u C t i O n a n D D e a L e r’s C ata L O g u e s

including the Sotheby catalogues of the collection of Roland

Winder, 1974; The J.B. Findlay collection, 3 vol., 1979-1980;

Books, etc. from the collection of J.B.Findlay [part 4], the Magic

Circle and other owners, 1982; and the Van Veen collection, 3 vol.,

1984; Books, etc. from the collection of Milbourne Christopher,

New York, 1981; the Collection Marteret, Paris, 2001; The

Collection Christian Fechner, Paris, 2004; The Christian Fechner

Collection of American and English Magic, part 1, New York,

2005; the Hokus-Pokus-Fidibus exhibition catalogue, 1982; five

other magic catalogues; and others including a further 25 Sotheby

catalogues with conjuring books and apparatus, and over 100 other

book and picture catalogues, the majority containing conjuring

related material. £150 - £200

10. Challamel (Augustin) Le s am u s e u r s D e L a ru e, lithographed

frontispiece and 15 plates by Edouard Debat-Ponson including two

of a conjuror, spotted, original cloth gilt, g.e., 12mo., Paris, 1875;

Another edition, browned, original wrappers, 8vo, Paris, 1929

§ Album des Célebrités de la Rue: Collection des personages les

plus exentriques de Paris, 16 plates including Miette the conjuror,

sightly spotted, contemporary morocco-backed boards, oblong

8vo, Paris, [c.1875]; and another, 12mo and 8vo (4) £100 - £150

11. Chodowiecki (Daniel Nicholas) ve r z e i C h n i s s e i n e s sa m m L u n g

v O n ku p f e r s t i C h e n?], 54 engraved plates by Shellenberg and

Penzel after Chodowiecki, some soiled or stained, three with areas

torn away, some with imprints cut away, lacking title and other

plates?, loose in slightly later half roan, oblong folio (212mm. by

284mm.), [1782?]. £150 - £200

*** Plate 15 has 20 illustrations, including one of a fire eater,

snake swallower, conjuror, posture master and human fountain,

and another of equilibrists and slack wire performers. See lot 102

for similar images.

12. Clarke (Sidney W.) th e an n a L s O f CO n j u r i n g, plates,

illustrations, some marginal notes and underlining, contemporary

cloth-backed boards, 8vo, [1924-1928] £100 - £150

*** One of a few copies made up from sheets of the Magic Wand

by George Johnson.

13. Clarke (Sidney W.) th e an n a L s O f CO n j u r i n g, edited by Edwin

A. Dawes and Todd Karr, in association with Bob Read, O n e O f 25

p r e s e n tat i O n C O p i e s, lettered B and signed by the editors and Bob

Read, coloured frontispiece and 8 plates, numerous illustrations,

original boards, dust jacket, fitted case, 4to, Seattle, The Miracle

Factory, 2001. £350 - £500

*** This copy is number 2 of 8 copies containing a folded uncut

sheet surplus to the edition prepared by George Johnson in the

1920’s from the serialized publication in The Magic Wand, and the

accompanying certificate.

14. Clarke (Sidney W.) th e an n a L s O f CO n j u r i n g, edited by Edwin

A. Dawes and Todd Karr, in association with Bob Read, number

3 of 75 copies, signed by the editors and Bob Read, coloured

frontispiece and 8 plates, numerous illustrations, original boards,

dust jacket, fitted case, 4to, Seattle, The Miracle Factory, 2001.

£300 - £400

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15. Club des Magiciens Collectionneurs. Le s th é at r e s D e ma g i e

e t L e s en t r e s O rt s D a n s L e s fê t e s fO r a i n e s, small folio, n.p.,

1992; L’Imagerie Populaire et la Prestidigitation, 4to, n.p., 1995;

Commentaire, Analyse et Datation de quelques Documents Rares

ou Inconnus, n.p., 1996 § Magicol, no.36-61, 18 issues only, 8vo,

Chicago, 1975-1981 § Dawes (Edwin A.) and Robert J. Albo. The

Magic of England, p r e s e n tat i O n C O p y, inscribed by Eddie Dawes

to Peter Lane, 4to, 1994 § Guillemin (Fanch) Recuil de Textes

Magiques Rares, limited edition, signed by the author, Brest, 1997

§ Huber (Volker) Geschichten um das Flickbuch, Offenbach am

Main, 2001; Fresh Breath on the Blow Book, Humble, 2003, both

p r e s e n tat i O n C O p i e s inscribed by the author to Bob Read, original

boards § The Yankee Magic Collector no.10, edited by Bob Schoof

and Ed Hill, number 34 of 175 copies signed by the editors, 8vo,

Watertown, 2002 § Naudet (George) Chromos et Prestidigitation,

part 1 and 2, small folio, Paris, 2002-2003; Pictures and Chromos

on Conjuring, part 1, small folio, Paris, 2003, illustrations, all but

the seventh and eighth in original wrappers; and 13 others, various

sizes (42) £150 - £200

16. Cochran (Charles B.) se C r e t s O f a sh O W m a n, 1925 § Randall

(Harry) Harry Randall, Old Time Comedian, [1930] § Handley

(Tommy) Handley’s Pages, [1938] § Kavanagh (Ted) Tomy Handley,

1949 § Winter (Marian Hannah) The Theatre of Marvels,1964 §

Fisher (John) Funny Way to be a Hero, 4to, 1973 § Croft Cooke

(Rupert) and Peter Cotes. Circus, a World History, 4to, 1976 §

Altick (Richard D.) The Shows of London, 4to, Cambridge, Mass.,

1978 § Southworth (John) Fools and Jesters at the English Court,

1998 § Cameron (David Kerr) The English Fair, 4to, 1998, first

e D i t i O n s, plates or illustrations, original cloth or boards, the last

five with dust jackets; and 88 others on the music hall, comedians,

humour, and the circus, 8vo and 4to (97) £150 - £200

17. CO n j u r e r s’ mO n t h Ly ma g a z i n e, edited by Harry Houdini, 2

vol., facsimile reprint, limited to 500 copies, illustrations, original

cloth, slipcase, folio, New York, 1991. £100 - £150

18. Cramer (Stuart) ge r m a i n t h e Wi z a r D, edited by Todd Karr,

coloured plates, numerous illustrations, original cloth, dust jacket,

4to, Seattle, The Miracle Factory, 2002. £100 - £150


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19. Damhouderius (Jodocus) pr a x i s re r u m Cr i m i n a L i u m, third

edition?, woodcut coat of arms on verso of title-page, another

at end, portrait within ornamental border, and 69 illustrations,

some leaves browned, some towards end stained at upper margin,

early annotations on endleaf, contemporary half vellum, with the

bookplate and occasional stamps of the Birmingham Law Society,

8vo (219mm. by 160mm.), Antwerp, Joannes Bellerus, 1570.

£1,250 - £1,750

***The illustration on page 129 is of a village scene with a conjuror

at his table with cups and balls. Another on page 399 depicts

gamblers with dice at a table while a man to one side makes loaded

dice.

20. Dawes (Edwin A.) th e Ba r r i s t e r in t h e Ci r C L e, a Memoir

of Sidney Wrangel Clarke, limited to 500 copies, of which this is

number 5 of 25 de luxe copies, signed by the author, illustrations,

original calf, slightly rubbed, 8vo, The Magic Circle, 1983.

£125 - £175

21. es C a m O t e u r (L’), Revue confidentielle des Magicians, edited

by Robelly, no. 1-121, a C O m p L e t e s e t, numerous illustrations,

many from historical sources, loosely inserted with indexes in 6

folders, 8vo, Tours, 1947-1966. £150 - £200

Lot 22 (actual size)

22. es C a m O t e u r D’am O u r (L’), [a book of songs], 12 plates, 44pp.

text, engraved throughout, lacking title-page and last leaf (blank?),

original red straight-grained roan gilt, g.e., 24mo (95mm. by

59mm.), Paris, [c.1800]. £150 - £200

*** L’Escamoteur d’Amour is one of a number of songs contained

in this charming miniature book. The accompanying illustration is

of a conjuror at a fair, a small cupid crouching under his table.

23. Escudier (Gaston) Le s sa Lt i m B a n q u e s, leur Vie, leurs Moeurs,

first e D i t i O n, numerous illustrations by P. de Crauzat, reproductions

of handbills, slightly spotted, original pictorial cloth gilt, [Toole

Stott Circus 255], large 8vo, Paris, Michel Lévy Frères, 1875.

£150 - £200

24. Fechner (Christian) “sO i r é e s fa n ta s t i q u e s”, first edition

in English, presentation copy, inscribed to Bob Read, numerous

illustrations, three flick books and 12 plans on 6 large folded sheets

in matching case, original cloth gilt, pictorial labels on upper

covers, slipcase, folio, Paris, 1988. £500 - £750

25. Fechner (Christian) Bi B L i O g r a p h i e D e L a pr e s t i t i g at i O n

fr a n ç a i s e, one of 70 copies for presentation, inscribed by the

author to Bob Read, illustrations, original pictorial wrappers,

folio, Boulogne, 1994. £125 - £175

26. Fechner (Christian) th e ma g i C O f rO B e rt hO u D i n, “An Artist’s

Life”, translated by Stacey Dagron, 2 vol., 60 coloured plates,

folding genealogical table, numerous illustrations, and loosely

inserted folded portrait, original cloth, dust jackets, slipcase, folio,

Boulogne, 2002. £400 - £600

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27. Findlay (J.B.) ju g g L i n g t h r O u g h fO u r re i g n s, 8vo, Glasgow,

1945 § Sharpe (S.H.) Introducing Houdini versus Robert-Houdin:

the Whole Truth, [limited to 150 copies], i n s C r i B e D B y t h e a u t h O r

tO BO B re a D, 8vo, [1954] § Dawes (Edwin A.) Isaac Fawkes: Fame

and Fable, Anlaby, 1979; Harry Leat, Magic Dealer and Crusader,

Anlaby, 2003, both p r e s e n tat i O n C O p i e s, 8vo § Koval (Frank) Robert

Heller: Music and Mystery, number 11 of 500 copies, p r e s e n tat i O n

C O p y, 8vo, Oldham, 1985 § Brahma (Pierre) La Malle des Indes:

Les Nuits d’un Magicien, p r e s e n tat i O n C O p y, 8vo, Paris, 1998 §

Johnson (Karl) The Magician and the Cardsharp, p r e s e n tat i O n

C O p y, New York, 2005 § Pack (William) Exposed! The Untold Story

of Harry Kellar and the Tribune Spook Case, number 57 of 100

copies, signed by the author, 4to, n.p., 2005; Discovering the Magic

City, number 125 of 75 copies, signed by the author, 4to, n.p.,

2005 § Cook (Steve) Legend: An anecdotal tribute to Ken Brooke,

number 46 of 1000 copies, signed by the author, p r e s e n tat i O n C O p y

with a long inscription to Pauline Read in memory of her husband,

illustrations, small folio, n.p., 2008, all but the last presentation

copies inscribed by the authors to Bob Read, the seventh and

last in original boards and dust jacket, the remainder in original

wrappers, various sizes (10) £150 - £200

28. Fischer (Ottokar) jO h a n n ne p O m u k hO f z i n s e r: Zauberkünste,

limited to 1000 copies, this copy not numbered, an autograph

letter signed by Stanley Collins to Stanley [Thomas?]describing

the death of their friend Oskar loosely inserted, Berlin, 1942 §

Buckingham (Geoffrey) It’s Easier than You Think, inscribed by

the author, 1952 § Bobo (J.B.) Modern Coin Magic, dust jacket,

4to, Minneapolis, 1952 § Corinda. Thirteen Steps to Mentalism, 13

parts in one vol., dust jacket, 1960 § Vernon (Dai) and others. Stars

of Magic, 4to, New York, 1961 § Sharpe (Alton C.) Expert Hocus

Pocus, number 137 of the de luxe edition, n.p., 1961 § Ostin (Bob)

Fingertip Fantasies, inscribed by the author to Bob Read, 1968 §

Gardner (Martin) Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic, 4to, Chicago,

1978 § Steinmeyer (James H.) Jarrett, first gathering misbound,

dust jacket worn, 4to, Chicago, 1981 § Hilliard (John Northern)

Greater Magic, dust jacket, [Washington], 1994 § Williams

(Dick and Virginia) Lights! Cameras! Magic!, p r e s e n tat i O n C O p y,

inscribed by Dick Williams to Bob Read, with the accompanying

DVD, 4to, Tavares, 1994 § McFalls (E.M.) Cellini: the Royal

Touch, p r e s e n tat i O n C O p y, inscribed by Cellini to Bob Read, folio,

Zurich, 1997 § Ammar (Michael) The Complete Cups and Balls,

4to, Tahoma, 1998 § Henning-Joro (Bruno) Kleines Becherspiel

Kompendium, letter from the publisher to Bob Read loosely

inserted, Coesfeld, 1999; and four others, illustrations, original

cloth or boards, various sizes (18) £150 - £200

29. Frost (Thomas) th e Li v e s O f t h e CO n j u r O r s, with the ownership

inscriptions of James Wakefield, “one time James Carl, Conjuror,

Ventriloquist & Shadowgraphist”, one gathering loose, binding

worn, 1881 § Funk-Brentano (Franz) Cagliostro and Company,

spotted, 1902 § Hertz (Carl) A Modern Mystery Merchant, upper

joint split, 1924 § [Bottle (William J.M.)] Datas: the Memory Man,

by himself, p r e s e n tat i O n C O p y, inscribed by the author to Fred

Haw, [1932] § Corti (Count) The Wizard of Homberg and Monte

Carlo, plates, 1934 § Goldin (Horace) It’s Fun to be Fooled, [1937]

§ Robert-Houdin (Jean-Eugène) Confidences d’un Prestidigitateur,

edied by Christian Fechner, original wrappers, Paris, 1995 §

Rückert (Rainer) Der Hofnarr Joseph Fröhlich, Taschenspieler und

Spassmacher, numerous illusrations, original cloth, dust jacket,

4to, Offenbach am Main, 1998, all but the seventh in original cloth,

the last with dust jacket; and 13 other biographical works, 8vo and

4to (21) £125 - £175

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30. G. (F.C.) Le s je u n e s ph y s i C i e n s, engraved frontispiece, many

margins foxed, original decorated boards gilt, upper cover with a

coloured illustration of a young cups and ball performer, 12mo,

Rouen, [c.1840] § Manuel du Prestidigitateur, ou de l’Escamoteur

de Bon Ton, frontispiece coloured by hand, 5 plates, three folding,

each with several illustrations, original printed wrappers, 12mo,

Paris, [c.1860] § Sandwijk (G. van) Deugd en Vreugd, woodengraved

illustrations, including a conjuror and Amiral Tom

Pouce, disbound, 4to, Leyden, [c.1860] § Les 1,200 Amusements

et Récréations de Société, frontispiece and 8 pages of illustrations,

cloth-backed boards, 12mo, Paris, Le Bailly, [c.1900] § Nerval

(Gerard de) La Main Enchantée; Sylvie, original wrappers, dust

jacket depicting a cups and balls conjuror, frayed, 32mo, Paris,

[c.1920]; and three others, various sizes (8) £125 - £175

31. Gambling. su p p L e m e n t a u re g L e m e n t D e L a pO L i C e D e L a v i L L e

D e st r a s B O u r g, broadside announcement in French and German

prohibiting the game of chance known as “La Triomphe”, split

along horizontal fold mark, 430mm. by 348mm., Strasbourg,

1789. £100 - £150

32. Ganson (Lewis) th e Da i ve r n O n BO O k O f ma g i C p r e s e n tat i O n

C O p y, inscribed by Dai Vernon and the author to Bob Read, [1957] §

Galloway (Andrew) The Ramsay Legend, Birmingham, 1969; The

Ramsay Classics, 4to, Ayr, 1977; Diverting Card Magic, Ayr, 1980;

The Ramsay Finale, 4to, Ayr, 1982, the second a p r e s e n tat i O n C O p y

inscribed by the author to Bob Read, the third and fourth with later

inscriptions by the author, illustrations, original cloth or boards,

dust jackets, 8vo and 4to (5) £150 - £200

33. Golding (Will) ma g i C W i t h Ca r D s, p r e s e n tat i O n C O p y, inscribed

by the author to Percy Press, original wrappers, with the bookplate

of Stanley Collins, 4to, Morden,[1932]; together with a series of

fifteen autograph letters signed to Jimmy Findlay, 53pp. 8vo and

4to, 1961-1963, the majority written from Parkhurst Prison.

£100 - £150

*** Percy Press and the author were fellow pupils of Billy Payne.

Percy Press was already working as a street conjuror at the age

of 16.

34. Hall (Trevor H.) a Bi B L i O g r a p h y O f BO O k s O n CO n j u r i n g f r O m

1580 tO 1850, number 186 of 250 copies, signed by the author,

plates, original buckram-backed boards, dust jacket, 4to, Lepton,

Palmyra Press, 1957. £150 - £200

35. Hillier (Mary) au t O m ata & me C h a n i C a L tO y s, 1976 § De

Vries (Leonard) Bloempjes der Vreugd, 4to, Haarlem, 1982 §

Liesegang (Franz Paul) Dates and Sources: a contribution to the

history of the art of projection and to cinematography, 1986 §

Rouillé (Philippe) Musée d’Instruments de Musique Méchanique,

Paris, 1987 § Robinson (David) The Lantern Image, 1993 § Balzer

(Richard) Peepshows: a Visual History, New York, 1998 § Thuillier

(Robert) Les Marionettes de Maurice et George Sand, Paris, 1998

§ O’Connell (Sheila) The Popular Print in England, signed by the

author, 4to, 1999 § Mannoni (Laurent) and others. Eyes, Lies, and

Illusions, 2004, illustrations, original bindings, 3 with dust jackets,

4to; and 25 others, various sizes (34) £125 - £175


36. hu m O r i s t i s C h aL B u m, lithographed pictorial title and 12

plates, numerous illustrations, the majority lithographed, including

a conjuror and other performers at Greenwich Fair, and a larger

illustration of a street conjuror with cups and balls, the title frayed,

corner of one plate torn away, contemporary half cloth, stitching

defective, upper hinge broken, folio, Rotterdam, H. Nijgh, 1857 §

Pasquino, Giornale umoristico con caricature, vol.5 no.206-vol. 6

no.298, numerous lithographed illustrations including a doublepage

caricature of “Due Celebri Prestigiatori Torinesi” by C.Taja,

some leaves strengthened at inner margin, contemporary roanbacked

boards; and vol.40 no.31-52, lithographed illustrations,

some coloured, including a conjuror with cups and balls, the first

two issues defective, cloth backed boards, folio, Turin, 1860-1861

and 1895; and four others, various sizes (7) £100 - £150

37. Jay (Ricky) Le a r n e D pi g s & fi r e p r O O f WO m e n , coloured

plates, illustrations, original cloth-backed boards, dust jacket,

author’s compliments slip loosely inserted, 4to, New York, 1986;

Mulholland Library. Conference on Magic History, illustrations,

original wrappers, autograph note to Bob Read from Ricky Jay

loosely inserted, square 4to, 1989; Jay’s Journal of Anomalies,

illustrations, original boards, dust jacket, New York, 2001, and five

single issues, 1995-1999; Dice: Deception, Fate & Rotten Luck,

number 49 of 250 copies, signed by the author and photographer, a

signed print loosely inserted, coloured illustrations, original cloth,

slipcase, square 4to, New York, 2003; Another copy, unlimited

issue, coloured illustrations, original cloth, dust jacket, author’s

compliments slip loosely inserted, square 4to, New York, 2003;

Extraordinary Exhibitions, illustrations, original cloth gilt, dust

jacket, folio, New York, 2005; together with eleven autograph letters

signed by Ricky Jay, 2pp. 8vo and 18pp.4to, 1973-1988, and five

autograph notes, with copies of Bob Read’s replies; programme,

handbill and poster for “Ricky Jay and his 52 Assistants”, 1998;

a pack of Rickey Jay’s “Cards as Weapons”, 1988, a poster for

“Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women”, folded; ‘Twixt Two Worlds,

large double-sided sheet with 46 illustrations and text, 2007; and

a large poster for “Cards as Weapons”, the last framed and glazed,

the majority in a box file. £200 - £300

38. Jenness (George) ma s k e Ly n e a n D CO O k e: eg y p t i a n ha L L,

London, 1873-1904, number 441 of 500 copies, p r e s e n tat i O n C O p y,

inscribed by the author to Bob Read, illustrations, original cloth,

dust jacket, 4to, Enfield, 1967 § Maskelyne (John Nevil) Automata,

edited by John Fisher, number 385 of 400 copies, signed by John

Gaughan, illustrations, original boards, with loosely inserted

menu, folio, The Magic Circle, 1989, 4to and folio (2) £200 - £250

Lot 39

39. Joly (M. du Coeur) Le s nO u v e a u x sava n s D e sO C i é t é, ou

recueil de cent dix tours, vol. 2 only, engraved frontispiece depicting

a conjuror at his table with cups and balls, woodcut illustrations,

contemporary half calf, lacking spine, 12mo (170mm. by 99mm.),

Paris, Barba, 1808. £150 - £200

40. Kaufman (Richard) Dav iD rO t h’s ex p e rt CO i n ma g i C,

p r e s e n tat i O n C O p y, inscribed by David Roth and the author to Bob

Read, illustrations, original cloth, slipcase, folio, New York, 1985.

£100 - £150

*** Loosely inserted in this copy is a typed letter to Bob Read

signed by Richard Kaufman, explaining that this copy is hand

bound, the first off the press.

41. Lagier de Vaugelas (M.) sO i x a n t e vu e s D e s pL u s Be a u x

pa L a i s, Monuments et Eglises de Paris, engraved frontispiece,

plan, and 60 plates, extra-illustrated with a further 15 plates of

the same period, some leaves and plates spotted, contemporary

boards, backstrip slightly defective, 8vo (202mm. by 124mm.),

Paris, Vilquin, [c.1830]. £100 - £150

*** A conjuror appears in the foreground of the Chateau d’Eau,

plate 45.

42. Lane (Frank) fr a n k La n e’s Ch e a p ta L k f O r t h e m.C.,

ma g i C i a n, Ventriloquist and other People that Talk, vol.1 no.1vol.4

no.12, a C O m p L e t e s e t, unbound as issued, Boston, 1938-

1942 § The Bat, edited by Lloyd E. Jones, 1-84, lacking no.53, 73,

85, and 86, otherwise a complete run, with a number of Trickster

Monthlys and Unconventional Reports, illustrations, unbound as

issued, Oakland, [1943]-1950 § Hugard’s Magic Monthly, vol.7

only, illustrations, original buckram, York, Pennsylvania, 1951 §

The Phoenix, edited by Walter Gibson and others, no.1-50, 100-

150, and 251-300 in 3 vol., illustrations, original cloth, New York,

Louis Tannen, [1942-1954] § The New Phoenix, edited by Jay

Marshall, no.301-348, bound in one vol., illustrations, wrappers,

New York, [1954-1958] § The Jinx, edited by Theo Anneman, no,1-

151 in three vol., facsimile reprint, illustrations, original cloth gilt,

New York, 1963, folio (a quantity) £150 - £200

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Lot 43

43. Loutherbourg (Philippe James de) se C O n D e su i t e D e s

fi g u r e s, the complete set of 6 engraved plates, the first slightly

soiled, mounted in an album, linen-backed marbled boards, 4to

(sheet size approximately 175mm. by 133mm.), Paris, Lenfant and

Viquet, [c.1760]. £400 - £600

*** Plate 5 depicts a conjuror, three cups on his table, a monkey

seated at his feet.

44. Magic Christian. jO h a n n ne p O m u k hO f z i n s e r: nO n pL u s

uLt r a, number 467 of 999 copies, illustrations, original cloth, dust

jacket, folio, Offenbach am Main, 1998. £100 - £150

45. ma g i C a L WO r L D (th e), edited by Max Sterling, vol.1 no.1vol.2

no.3; New series, [vol.1] no.1-vol.2 no.10, a C O m p L e t e s e t

of 65 issues, bound in 2 vol., but lacking the three supplementary

plates, illustrations, contemporary cloth, lacking spines, small 4to,

1910-1914. £150 - £200

46. Martyne (Charles) and Jacques Mégret. tr e n t-ne u f

aq u a r e L L e s Or i g i n a L e s pour Le Bon Genre, number 356 of

500 copies, facsimile reproductions of 39 drawings, separately

mounted, text stained at lower edge, unbound as issued in original

portfolio, folio, Paris, 1930. £150 - £200

*** The drawings include the Indian jugglers and an English

equilibrist, both attributed to Lanté.

47. Merian (Maria Sybilla) Bu t t e r f L i e s, Be e t L e s a n D O t h e r

in s e C t s, number 388 of 1750 copies, text in facsimile with

translations, original calf-backed boards, the coloured plates

unbound in matching case, the two in slipcase, folio, Lucerne,

1976. £250 - £350

48. Naldrett (Percy) ex p e rt ma g i C, Portsmouth, 1922 § Huggins

(Wilfred) and Ferderic Culpitt. Secrets of the Street Conjurer, third

edition, n.d. § Wilson (Eric P.) Tested Magic, stitching defective,

1923 § Rae (Oswald) Original Magic, 1930 § Sellers (Tom)

More Magical Mixture, [c.1945] § Willane. Willane’s Wizardry,

[1947] § Stuthard (Joe) Stuthard’s Svengali Subtleties, 1948;

Stooging Around, 1949 § Maurice (Edward) L’Art de la Scène et

la Présentation, presentatiOn C O p y, inscribed in French to Jimmy

Findlay, with his bookplate, Birmingham, [c.1950] § Stanfield (John)

Nothing in my Hands, autograph letter signed by Andrew Galloway

to Bob Read loosely inserted, Atlanta, 1954 § Victor (Edward) More

Magic of the Hands, part 1, [c.1955] § Willmarth (Philip Reed) The

Magic of Matt Schulien, 4to, Chicago, 1959 § Horowitz (S. Leo)

Mohammed Bey’s Routine with the Okito Coin Box, autograph note

from George Jenness to Bob Read loosely inserted, New York, 1963 §

Lorrayne (Harry) Personal Secrets, [New York], 1964 § Walton (Roy)

The Devil’s Playthings, inscribed by the author, [1969] § McComb

(Billy) Lecture Notes, presentatiOn C O p y, inscribed by the author to

Bob Read, n.d. § Close (Michael) Workers, number 2-5, folio, n.p.,

1991-1996 § Tullock (Eddie) The Real Truth about Trade Show

Magic, signed by the author, n.p., 1996 § Henning-Joro (Bruno)

Kleines Becherspiel Kompendium, original boards, Coesfeld, 1999

§ Gazzo and Simon Jackson. Street Cups and Balls, (forward by

Bob Read), signed by Gazzo, folio, 2004; and seventy seven others,

ten inscribed by the authors to Bob Read, the majority in original

wrappers, various sizes (102) £200 - £300

49. nO u v e a u ph y s i C i e n amateur (Le), Vincennes, [date-stamped

1874] § Les Surprises Amusantes, Paris, L. Baudot, [c.1900] §

Le Nouveau Robert-Houdin; Le Véritable Escamoteur; Le Vrai

Physicien de Société; and five similar titles, all published in Paris by

H. Billy, [c.1900], all 8pp., with title and illustration on first page,

the second printed in colour; and 3 others, 8vo (13) £100 - £150

Lot 50

50. pa r i s a u xix sièCLe, 25 lithographed illustrations of street

vendors, etc., printed in panoramic form, each representing a letter of

the alphabet, coloured by hand, the last five illustrations stained at one

side, original boards, lower cover loose, [Paris, c.1860]. £150 - £200

*** The letter F is represented by a “Faiseur de Tours” at his table

with cups and balls. There is also a “Joueur d’Orgue”, and an

acrobat forming the letter X.


51. [Paris (John Ayrton)] ph i L O s O p h y in sp O rt m a D e fu n in

ea r n e s t, new edition, wood-engraved illustrations by George

Cruikshank, contemporary calf gilt, joints and edges rubbed, torn

at top of spine, [Toole Stott 1139], small 8vo, Sherwood, Gilbert &

Piper, 1833. £150 - £200

52. pe n ta g r a m, edited by Peter Warlock, vol.1-6, a C O m p L e t e r u n,

with indexes to vol. 1-4 and 6, and 26 later issues, unbound as issued,

Nottingham and London, 1952-1959 § Pabular, the Magazine of

Close-up Magic, edited by Fred Robinson and Stephen Tucker, vol.

1 no.1-vol.8 no.10, lacking vol.5 no.4, otherwise a complete run,

and 24 duplicates, illustrations, vol. 1-4 bound in 2 vol., cloth, the

remainder unbound as issued, folio, 1974-1985 § Chaos, [edited

by Gene Shelley and Dave Strong], no.11, 19-21, 23-27, 30, and 35

-35, illustrations, original wrappers, four letters from Gene Shelley

to Bob Read loosely inserted, Winnipeg, 1970-1976 § Opus, edited

by Ian Keeble-Elliott, 9 issues, illustrations, original pictorial

wrappers, 1988-1999, folio, (a quantity) £150 - £200

53. Ponsin (J.-N.) La sO r C e L L e r i e a n C i e n n e e t m O D e r n e ex p L i q u é,

slightly spotted, contemporary half morocco, slightly worn, Paris,

Roret, 1858 § Manuel du Prestidigitateur, ou de l’Escamoteur de Bon

Ton, frontispiece, illustrations, original printed wrappers, a cups

and balls conjuror depicted on lower cover, stitching weak, partly

unopened, Paris, Delarue, [c.1860] § l’Ancienne et la Nouvelle

Collection des Tours de Physique, frontispiece, title vignette and 8

pages of illustrations, orignal wrappers, stiching defective, upper

cover and frontispiece loose, Paris, Le Bailly, [c.1900]; and five

similar volumes, all from the library of J.B. Findlay, 12mo (8)

£150 - £200

54. Price (Harry) sh O rt-ti t L e Cata L O g u e O f WO r k s O n ps y C h i C a L

re s e a r C h, Spiritualism, Magic, Psychology, Legerdemain, and

other Methods of Deception, 2 vol., plates, original wrappers, 8vo,

1929-1935. £100 - £150

55. Racherbaumer (Jon) th e greater art f u L DO D g e s O f eD D i e

fieLDs, D e L u x e e D i t i O n, limited to 50 copies, signed by Eddie Fields

and the author, [Washington],1997; Arcade Dreams: Marlow without

Cards, Washington, 1997; In a Class by Himself: the Legacy of Don

Alan, Tahoma, 2000 § Kaufman (Richard) Jennings’67, Washington,

1997, the first three presentatiOn C O p i e s with long inscriptions by the

author to Bob Read, illustrations, original boards, the last three with

dust jackets, 4to (4) £150 - £200

56. Raffet (Auguste) Cr O q u i s p O u r L’am u s e m e n t D e s en fa n s, 19

lithographed plates (of 20, lacking no.2), each with four or more

illustrations, spotted, original roan-backed boards, pictorial title on

upper cover, stained and worn, oblong folio (262mm. by 347mm.),

Paris, Gihaut Frères, and London, McLean, 1829. £100 - £150

*** One of the many illustrations is of a Punch and Judy show;

another may be of a conjuror.

57. Read (Bob) th e Cu p s a n D Ba L L s in 19t h Ce n t u ry gr a p h i C

art, 2 vol., photocopied text and approximately 200 illustrations,

original wrappers, folio, 1984 and 1990. £250 - £350

*** One of a few copies prepared to accompany papers presented at

the IBM British Ring, 1984, and Magic Circle Collectors Seminar,

1990.

58. Read (Bob) th e Cu p s a n D Ba L L s in 19t h Ce n t u ry gr a p h i C art,

The Cups and Balls in 19th Century Graphic Art, 2 vol., another

copy, as above, original wrappers, folio, 1984 and 1990.

£250 - £350

59. Read (Bob) ma g i C a L LO n D O n, drafts for the text, preparatory

copies of the illustrations, and artwork for the maps, the material

arranged in three binders and a portfolio; Bob Read’s $100 Glass

tho’ Table, with a complete set of the 29 photographs used in the

printing; Bob Read’s Bottle Production; Knife through Coat and

Transpo Tumbler, with 57 photographs in contact sheet form used

in the printing; The Oldest Cup in the Book, with some preparatory

work and a carousel of 78 slides to illustrate a talk on the subject.

£100 - £150

60. Read (Bob) ma g i C a L re s e a r C h, a large collection of material

relating to conjurors, conjuring history, prints, and caricatures,

generally photocopied from books, periodicals, and catalogues,

some with accompanying letters from the authors, in four large

binders; another with translations of conjuring articles made for

Bob Read; five folders of news cuttings, some photocopied works

of reference; colour transparencies and photographs of conjuring

prints and decorative objects; and reproductions and photocopies

of many prints and illustrations. £250 - £350

61. Read (Bob) tr a C k i n g art h u r Wat s O n , research material

including a manuscript note book, a large amount of correspondence

with Eddie Dawes and others, photocopies of sources, etc., in two

binders; a set of manuscript filing cards with text for the lecture, a

typescript of the lecture with some slides reproduced; the “Arthur

Murray College of Magic History Research Rules” used in the

lecture, and two volumes of “The Reliquary” in which Watson’s

articles on conjuring and juggling appeared, 1907 and 1909.

£100 - £150

62. Read (Bob) an e x t e n s i v e C O L L e C t i O n O f m at e r i a L relating to

his performances, lectures and writings, including a small notebook

recording his engagements from 1956-1966, listing the tricks

performed, their reception, his own reactions, and a note if reported

in “Abra”, 64pp. 8vo, loose in original wrappers; manuscript

drafts for patter for “Opening and Crazy Pips”, the “Plate Gag

and Knife Swallow”, “Equal Unequal Ropes”, “Small one in Hat”,

“All Backs”, “Hair and Hank” and others, 35pp. 8vo and 4to, some

with typed copies, the camera script for “Lucky Numbers”, 1978;

about 140 periodicals and some extracted material with reports

on his performances or other references to Bob Read, about 50

programmes for performances, conferences, and congresses;

publicity material; 65 letters from Bayard Grimshaw and others,

many from magician’s clubs thanking him for his appearances as

a performer or speaker, and a book published by the Caxton Club,

Chicago, signed by 79 members and guests in appeciation of a

presentation by Bob Read, the signatories including Jay Marshall

and Hermann Zapf, 1985. . £200 - £300

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Lot 63

63. Read (Bob).- Kraus (Federick R.) in n e r seCrets O f BO B

re a D, a large folding card opening to reveal a three-page autograph

“biography” and a full-length ink and watercolour portrait of Bob

Read, his jacket opening to show cups and various implements in

inside pockets, a bottle of 1981 Chateau Read tucked in his trousers,

his suitcase opening to show three layers of cloth, apparatus, etc., the

artist’s self portrait and address on card pasted to the back, opening

to 510mm. by 763mm., together with certificates for a third Prize

awarded by the Moonrakers Magical Society, 1960; and the order of

Al Mérito Mágico from the Circulo Mágico de Chile, 1978; a portrait

of Dai Vernon, by Eric Mason, signed and numbered 24/250, and

inscribed by Vernon to Bob Read; a series of 72 colour photographs

of a performance by Bob Read in Paris, 1988; and about 100 other

photographs, the majority of him performing in England or America;

14 tapes of performances by Bob Read and others, and other

related material, including two small cups awarded to Bob Read

by the Wessex Magical Association, 1959, and at the Micro Magic

competition, 1973, the Lots of Brass Doorknob Award presented to

Bob Read as Guest of Honour at the F.F.F.F., 1981, and the Siegfried

and Roy Silver Lion Award, Las Vegas Desert Seminar, 1983; and

seven British Ring enamelled convention badges, 1962-1980, some

of the collection in four large binders and a box file, the remainder

loose. £200 - £300

Lot 64

64. Robert-Houdin (Jean-Eugène) th e se C r e t s O f CO n j u r i n g

a n D ma g i C, or How to become a Wizard, translated by Professor

Hoffmann, first edition in English, p r e s e n tat i O n C O p y, inscribed

by Hoffmann “To the source of all my magic, my pet wife - Louis

Hoffmann Dec.1877”, subsequently inscribed by Hoffmann to

the Magic Circle, frontispiece, illustrations, a few leaves with the

society’s blind stamp, original pictorial cloth gilt, later endpapers,

g.e., 8vo, 1878. £500 - £750

65. Sharpe (S.H.) ne O-ma g i C art i s t ry, number 45 of 50 copies,

illustrations, original boards, dust jacket, in fitted case, 8vo,

[Seattle], The Miracle Factory, 2000. £150 - £200

66. Spielmann (M.H.) th e hi s t O ry O f “pu n C h”, joints and corners

rubbed, upper joint splitting, 1895 § Voll (Karl) Frankreichs

klassische Zeichner im XIX Jahrhundert, Munich, 1914 § Ferrero

(Augusto) Caricatura de Teja, Turin, 1900 § Il Giornalismo Italiano

dal 1861 al 1870, Turin, 1966 § Feaver (William) Masters of

Caricature, 1981 § Fontes Pereira de Melo. Nas Caricaturas de

Bordalo Pinheiro, Lisbon, 1988 § Sorel (Philippe) Dantan Jeune,

p r e s e n tat i O n C O p y, inscribed by the author to Bob Read, Paris,

[1989?] § Donald (Diana) The Age of Caricature, New Haven,

1996 § Daumier 1808-1879, National Gallery of Canada, 1999 §

Estampa e caricatura politica estrangeira sobre Portugal, Antiga,

2000; all with illustrations, many relating to conjuring, original

bindings, 4to and folio § Clapton (Michael) Magic-Related

Material in Punch (1841-1992), p r e s e n tat i O n C O p y, inscribed by the

author to Bob Read, photocopy in plastic binder, 4to, [2004]; and

24 others, various sizes (34) £150 - £200

67. Teller and Todd Karr. hO u s e O f my s t e ry, t h e ma g i C sC i e n C e

O f Dav iD p. aB B O t t, 2 vol., numerous illustrations, original cloth

gilt, dust jackets, a mint copy, 4to, The Miracle Factory, 2005.

£75 - £100

68. Toole Stott (Raymond) Ci r C u s a n D aL L i e D art s: a WO r L D

Bi B L i O g r a p h y 1500-1970, 5 vol., limited to 1200 copies, vol. 4

numbered and signed by the author, plates, original cloth, vol.2-

4 with dust-jackets, 4to, Derby, 1958-71, and Circus Friends

Association, 1992. £150 - £200

69. Toole Stott (Raymond) a Bi B L i O g r a p h y O f en g L i s h CO n j u r i n g,

2 vol., limited to 1030 and 900 copies, vol. 1 signed by the author,

plates, original buckram, dust jackets, 8vo, Derby, 1976-1978.

£100 - £150

Lot 70

70. Ver Huell (Alexander) af s p i e g e L i n g e n, complete set of 13

parts bound in 6, 4 pictorial titles and 49 plates lithographed by

M. Bos, slightly spotted, original wrappers, some covers soiled,

oblong folio (281mm. by 378mm.), Arnhem, P. Gouda Quint, 1884-

1885. £200 - £300

*** One plate titled Ascot Races shows a group watching a kneeling

man performing the three card trick.


71. Vernon (Dai) ph O t O g r a p h O f Da i ve r n O n holding a coin and

glass goblet, inscribed “To Bob Read a truly delightful performer,

but inclined toward ‘thievery’ jokingly Dai Vernon”, framed and

glazed, 250mm. by 200mm. £100 - £150

72. Vernon (Dai), and others. th e ra m s ay re u n i O n, souvenir

signed by Dai Vernon, Fred Kaps, Andrew Galloway, Eric Mason,

Patrick Page, and many others, 1977. £100 - £150

73. Volkmann (Kurt) th e OL D e s t De C e p t i O n, Cups and Balls in the

Art of the 15th and 16th Centuries, illustrations, original cloth, 8vo,

Minneapolis, 1956 § Christopher (Milbourne) Panorama of Magic,

inscribed by the author to Bob Read, coloured plates, illustrations,

original wrappers, folio, New York, 1962; The Illustrated History

of Magic, coloured plates, illustrations, original cloth, with Magic

Circle bookplate, etc., 4to, 1975; Magic, a Picture History, original

wrappers, folio, New York, 1991 § Claflin (Edward) Street Magic,

illustrations, specially bound for presentation to Bob Read by

David Booth at the Northern Magic Circle, 1985, original wrappers

bound in, folio, New York, 1977 § Dawes (Edwin A.) The Great

Illusionists, p r e s e n tat i O n C O p y, inscribed by the author to Bob

Read, illustrations, original cloth, dust jacket, 4to, 1979 § Hibberd

(David) Chronicle of Magic, 1900-1999, number 38 of 200 copies

signed by the author, illustrations, original cloth, folio, Exmouth,

2003, various sizes (7) £100 - £150

74. Volkmann (Kurt) th e OL D e s t De C e p t i O n, Cups and Balls

in the Art of the 15th and 16th Centuries, illustrations, original

cloth, 8vo, Minneapolis, 1956 § Adrion (Alexander) Die Kunst

zu Zaubern, 8vo, Cologne, 1978; Adrion’s Zayberkabinett, 8vo,

Cologne, 1980 § Dawes (Edwin A.) The Great Illusionists, 4to,

1979 § Selimonte (Michel) Le Pont Neuf et ses Charlatans, oblong

4to, Paris, 1980 § Massin. Les Célébrités de la Rue, 4to, Paris,

1981 § Dif (Max) Histoire Illustrée de la Prestidigitation, 8vo,

Paris, 1986 § Guillemin (Fanch) An Illustrated History of White

Magic before Robert-Houdin, 8vo, Brest, 2002 § Meyer (David)

Inclined toward Magic, p r e s e n tat i O n C O p y, inscribed by the author

to Bob Read, 8vo, Glenwood, 2003 § Sharpe (S.H.) Art and Magic,

8vo, Miracle Factory, 2003 § Proust (Georges) and others, Magie &

Technik, folio, Berlin, 2004 § Gibercière: Journal of the Conjuring

Arts Research Center, 8vo, New York, 2005; original bindings, six

with dust jackets; and 30 others of the history of magic, including

nine separately bound sets of articles from the Linking Ring and

other sources, various sizes (42) £150 - £200

75. Weber (Michael) Life sav e r s , [Silver Spring?], 1991 §

Ladshaw (Tom) Funny Stuff (and Assorted Mysteries), inscribed

by the author, Boca Raton, 1992 § Matos (Luis de) O Mundo

Magico de Luis de Matos, number 124 of 200 copies, signed by the

author, inscribed to Bob and Pauline Read, 2000, 4to, Coimbra,

1995 § Ortiz (Darwin) Strong Magic, Silver Spring, 1994 § Wonder

(Tommy) and Stephen Minch. The Books of Wonder, 2 vol., Seattle,

1996 § Pace (Jim) and Jerry McGregor. The Restaurant Worker’s

Handbook, Rancho Cordova, 1996 § Carney (John) The Book of

Secrets, n.p., 2004 § Schenk (Uwe) and Michael Sondermeyer. Die

Paul-Potassy-Show, Bielefeld, [1997?] § Ammar (Michael) The

Complete Cups and Balls, number 37 of the de luxe collector’s

edition, signed by the author, 4to, Tahoma, 1998, illustrations,

original cloth or boards, all but the first, second, seventh and last

with dust jackets, the last in slipcase, 8vo and 4to (10)

£150 - £200

76. Winder (Roland) Ch e C k List O f t h e OL D e r BO O k s in t h e

Li B r a ry, one of about 30 copies, without the tipped-in portrait and

illustration, a typed letter signed by the author to Stanley Thomas

loosely inserted, original cloth, 4to, 1966 § Shevlin (Clay Hamilton)

Historians’ Guide to Conjuring, p r e s e n tat i O n C O p y, inscribed by the

author to Bob Read, illustrations, original cloth, 8vo, San Leandro,

1981 § McCullagh (Brian) Sydney’s Magical Heritage, limited to

300 copies, Homebush, 1994; The Magical Writings of Edwin A.

Dawes, Sydney, 1997; Chung Ling Soo’s Mechanists, They Stayed

Behind, Sydney, 1998; Under the Southern Cross, inscribed by the

author to Bob Read, Sydney, 2001, the last four with illustrations,

original wrappers, 8vo and 4to (6) £150 - £200

77. Wi z a r D (th e), an Illustrated Monthly Journal for Conjurers,

conducted by “Selbit” [Percy Tibbles] and George Mckenzie Munro,

vol.1-5, 53 of 60 issues, lacking no.1-5, 7, and 24, illustrations,

unbound as issued, rust stains at staples, 8vo, 1906-1910 § Wilford

Hutchinson’s Conjurers Chronicle, 15 issues, Ashton-under-Lyne,

1924-1935 § The Magic Circular, extracts from vol.2 no.23-vol.19

no.223, sewn into one vol., 40 separate issues from vol.24-43, 1930-

1949, with a few duplicates and two indexes § Edward Bagshawe’s

Magical Journal, 9 issues, original wrappers, 1930-1933 § Leat

(Harry) Leat’s Leaflets no.28, 30-52, 54, 57, and 58, and two lists,

illustrations, original wrappers, 1932-1970 8vo (a small quantity)

£125 - £175

78. Wood (Robert) vi C t O r i a n De L i g h t s, 1967 § Gascar (Pierre) Le

Boulevard du Crime, Paris, 1980 § Cart-Tanneur (Philippe) Gens

de la Maison du Roi et de la Garde Royale sous Charles X, number

136 of 500 copies, 16 mounted reproductions of watercolours by E.

Grammont, unbound in original case, large folio, Barcelona, n.d. §

Kahane (Martine) Les Artistes et l’Opéra de Paris, 9 copies, Paris,

1987 § Weinstein (Helen) Catalogue of the Pepys Library: Ballads,

2 vol., Cambridge, 1992-1994 § Splendeurs de Russie, 3 copies,

Paris, 1993 § Vila (Thierry) Paroles de Corps: La choréographie

au xxe siècle, Paris, 1998 § Thuillier (Robert) Les Marionettes de

Maurice et George Sand, Paris, 1998 § Geen (Gérard) Le Siècle

de Feur de l’Opéra Italien, Paris, 2000, all but the fourth with

illustrations, original bindings, all but the fourth and fifth with dust

jackets; and 29 others, various sizes (49) £200 - £300

79. za u B e r-Bi L D e r B u C h, coloured illustrations, instructions in six

languages inside covers, original pictorial wrappers, small area of

lower cover chipped away, small 8vo, [Germany, c.1920] § Bilder

Zauberei, 2 copies, instructions in German, original pictorial

wrappers, small 8vo, [Germany, c.1950?] (3) £150 - £200

*** The illustrations in the first book are of comic characters,

silhouettes, scraps, alphabets, scenes from fairy tales, music, and

animals. Those in the second two are similar, with stamps, objects

in outline and traditional costumes replacing the last three subjects.

The fore edges of all three copies are cut so that only one set of

illustrations is shown at a time when the leaves are flicked through.

Included are dummies for a flick book made by Bob Read.

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Lot 80

80 Anon. a m O i L a p r e m i è r e pa rt i e! a m O i L a De r n i è r e!!, lithograph

with illustrations of Louis-Philippe and a woman representing

France, both performing with cups and a miniature figure of each

other, coloured by hand, a few minor stains in margins, 272mm. by

358mm., [Paris], Aubert, [1848?]. £150 - £200

Lot 81

81. Anon. a pr a C t i C a L jO k e, O r a tr i C k u p O n tr av e L L e r s, large

aquatint depicting a “travelling prig” suffered at the hands of “two

comic lads”, coloured by hand, verse text below, horizontal and

vertical fold marks, backed, in card mount, 369mm. by 458mm.,

S.W. Fores, 1810. £200 - £300

❦ Prints

Lot 82

82. Anon. Ca r O L i n e fa i r O r mat pu D D i n g a n D h i s mO u n t e B a n k,

etched caricature of Queen Caroline, standing with others on a

platform as the conjuror Signora Fiable Humbuggina, coloured by

hand, 489mm. by 350mm., G. Humphrey, 1821. £250 - £350

Lot 83

83. Anon. Ch a r L ata n (Le), engraving depicting a monkey seated

at a table with cups, balls and other apparatus, blowing a trumpet at

a cat, verse text below, slightly soiled, 368mm. by 267mm., Paris,

[c.1780?]. £250 - £350


Lot 84

84. Anon. [CO n s u L at (Le)], engraved caricature of Napoleon

performing as a conjuror, his two cups discarded and replaced with

Egyptian pyramids, trimmed to edge of image, caption cut away, in

heavy card mount, 185mm. by 170mm., [Paris, 1802?]. £150 - £200

Lot 85

85. Anon. CO n s u L at (Le), (from “Histoire - Musée de la République

Française” by Jean Baptiste Marius Augustin Challamel),

engraved caricature of Napoleon performing as a conjuror, his

two cups discarded and replaced with Egyptian pyramids, edges of

sheet slightly stained, in paper mount, 176mm. by 271mm., [Paris,

1841/2]. £150 - £200

*** This is later version of the previous lot, from the collection of

Christian Fechner.

Lot 86

86. Anon. Da g u e r e O t y O e ré p u B L i C a i n (Le), lithographed caricature

by H. Jannin depicting Thiers in clown costume at a table with

cups, balls and other objects, in card mount, 323mm. by 252mm.,

[Paris], P. Préval, [c.1880]. £150 - £200

Lot 87

87. Anon. es C a m O t e u r (L’), a small lithograph depicting Thiers

with cups and balls, using a pear representing Louis-Philippe

instead of a ball, text in the form of a conversation below, in paper

mount, 107mm. by 82mm., [Paris?, c.1830]. £200 - £300

*** From the collection of Christian Fechner.

Lot 88

88. Anon. fi g u r e s D e ma g i e BL a n C h e D e v O i L é e, 11 plates; Tours

de Gibeciere, 1 plate; Traites Occultes ou Trompeurs, 2 plates;

Nombres Magiques, 2 plates; and Combinaisions Magiques, 1

plate, 17 plates in all, extracted from a French encyclopaedia,

[eighteenth century] § Legerdemain, 2 plates and text extracted

from the Encyclopedia Britannica, 1796 § Science, plate extracted

from the Edinburgh Encyclpaedia with diagrams of the Turkish

chess player, etc., 1830. £250 - £350

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Lot 89

89. Anon. gr a n D s ex e r C i s e s D e prestiDigitatiOn, (La Caricature,

plate 495), lithographed caricature depicting Thiers performing at

a table with cups and a small figure of Louis Philippe, text below

titled “Attention”, in card mount, 254mm. by 333mm., [Paris,

1835]. £150 - £200

90. Anon. gr a n D s ex e r C i s e s D e prestiDigitatiOn, (La Caricature,

plate 495), another copy, slightly browned, in heavy card mount,

258mm. by 350mm., [Paris, 1835]. £125 - £175

Lot 91

91. Anon. ita L i a n e n g r av e D s t r e e t s C e n e with a charlatan

performing to a small audience, [c.1750] § Vue de la Cascade de

St. Cloud, engraved view by Née after Meunier, [1792] § Martinet.

Place Dauphine, miniature engraved view, [c.1820] § L. (G.)

L’Oracle de Jardin de Tivoli, proof impression? on India paper,

London, 1821 § Beaucaire, lithographed view by Engelmann

after Deroy, margins slightly spotted, [Paris, 1827] § Russell

Square, and the Statue of the Duke of Bedford, engraved view by

C. Motram after Thomas H. Shepherd, coloured by hand, [1828?]

§ Hôtel de Ville, aquatint view by Martens after Schmidt, lightly

coloured by hand, margins slightly browned, Paris, [c.1830];

Another copy, uncoloured, margins spotted § Hotel de Ville de

Gand, lithographed view by Sturm, based on the earlier engraving

published by Basset, [c.1830], various sizes (9) £200 - £300

Lot 92

92. Anon. [ja C q u e s ne C k e r], engraved plate depicting Necker

performing with cups for Louis XVI, 195mm. by 113mm., [Paris,

1789?]. £300 - £400

*** A satirical print depicting the finance minister and king at the

time of a financial deficit in France.

Lot 93

93. Anon. [La m a rt i n e es C a m O t e u r], lithograph depicting

Alphonse de Lamartine performing with cups and a small figurine

representing France, Louis-Philippe seated behind him, text below

starting “ Attention Citoyens”, in heavy card mount, 330mm. by

245mm., Paris, Deshayes, [c.1830?] . £125 - £175

94. Anon. [La m a rt i n e es C a m O t e u r], lithograph depicting

Alphonse de Lamartine performing with cups and a small figurine

representing France, text below starting “ Attention Citoyens”, in

heavy card mount, 348mm. by 264mm., Paris, Deshayes, [dated by

hand 25 Juin 1848]. £125 - £175

*** This is a similar image to the preceding lot, redrawn in reverse,

with the figure of Louis-Philippe replaced by a seated woman.


95. Anon. Le g e r D e m a i n, plate CCLXVI and CCLXVII from the

Encylopedia Britannica, three different issues, one pair in card

mounts, c.1795-1800 § Tours de Gibiere, plate 1 from a French

encyclopaedia, soiled, [eighteenth century] (7) £100 - £150

Lot 96

96. Anon. nO r m a n D i e (La),Dé pa rt m e n t D u Ca Lva D O s,

ar r O n D i s s e m e n t D e Bay e u x, lithographed costume plate by

Lemercier depicting a conjuror performing with cups and balls for

a group of women, slightly browned, 300mm. by 235mm., [Paris?,

c.1840]. £150 - £200

97. Anon. pa L a i s D e ju s t i C e à pa r i s, engraved view with a conjuror

performing at the centre of the square, coloured by hand, somewhat

browned, in heavy card mount, 244mm. by 302mm., Paris, Pillot,

[c.1820]. £125 - £175

97a. Anon. pa L a i s D e ju s t i C e à pa r i s, engraved view, 283mm.

by 360mm., Paris, Basset, [c.1820] § Palais de Justice, (Histoire

de Paris pl.27), engraved view by Ashby after Croeton, 129mm.

by 215mm. [c.1820] § Hôtel de Ville, aquatint view by Martens

after Schmidt, 226mm. by 289mm., Paris, [c.1830], all coloured by

hand, in heavy card mounts (3) £125 - £175

*** A conjuror is seen performing in each of the views.

98. Anon. pa L a i s D e ju s t i C e D e pa r i s,prise D e L a pL a C e, engraved

view with a clown waving to attract an audience to a cups and

balls conjuror, titled in reverse in upper margin, coloured by hand,

margins slightly stained, in heavy card mount, 195mm. by 254mm.,

Paris, Basset, [c.1820]. £150 - £200

*** A smaller version of lot 113.

Lot 99

99. Anon. (phiLippe) ri e n D a n s L e s ma i n s,r i e n D a n s L e s pO C h e s, rien

dans les Poches, lithographed caricature depicting Louis-Philippe,

cup in hand, throwing coins over his shoulder to Guizot, slightly

spotted, 361mm. by 276mm., [Paris?], Vve Delarue, [c.1840].

£125 - £175

Lot 100

100. Anon. pO p e pi u s vi, engraved caricature depicting the Pope

performing with cups and balls before an audience of clergymen

and courtiers, coloured by hand, text above and below, 318mm. by

430mm., [Paris?, c.1790]. £300 - £400

101. Anon. pO p e pi u s vi, another copy, coloured by hand, text

above and below, small collector’s stamp at lower right corner, in

card mount, 330mm. by 428mm., [Paris?, c.1790]. £300 - £400

102. Anon. pr a e s t i g i a e. Die ga u C k e L e n, woodcut illustration of a

conjuror, acrobat and rope dancers (from an edition of Comenius),

image size 53mm. by 85mm.; engraved plate depicting rope dancers,

equilibrists, a fire-eater, conjuror, and a human fountain, numbered

14, image size 167mm. by 118mm.; engraved illustration of a

conjuror at his table with cups and balls, verse text below starting

“Muet dans le publie et parlant à l’écart”, image size 118mm. by

118mm., the pieces in one heavy card mount, [eighteenth century].

£100 - £150

*** The subjects of the engraved plate are almost identical to the

smaller images on the plate by Chodowiecki (see lot 11).

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Lot 103

103. Anon. rO p e Da n C i n g], engraved sheet with 20 captioned

illustrations of the rope dancer Gille, torn at one horizonal

division with slight loss of surface, backed, in card mount, with

the collector’s stamp of Louis Ferrand, 397mm. by 259mm., Paris,

Basset le Jeune, [c.1750]. £600 - £800

*** The performer appears in various costumes including a suit of

armour. This is a reissue of the engraving originally published by

F. Guarand. Only one copy of this print appears to have been sold

at auction.

Lot 104

104. Anon. sO i r é e s mi s t e r i e u s e s, lithograph by Brioude with oval

illustration of a conjuror at his table, a smaller illustration of a

lantern show below, within an ornamental framework with demons

and the words Phisique, Escamotage, Magie, and Prestidigitation,

the letters of the title formed from miniature contortionists, animals

and snakes, the conjuror’s gown coloured by hand, spotted and

slightly stained, in heavy card mount, 253mm. by 306mm., [Paris],

Lion, [c.1850]. £250 - £350

*** It is possible that this rare lithograph was produced as the label

for a box of conjuring tricks.

Lot 105

105. Anon. ta s C h e n-sp i e L e r (De r), engraved illustration and

text, 162mm. by 98mm.; De Goochelaar, three copies, engraved

illustration, letterpress text below (two variant issues, and one with

complete text on a further 8pp.), the four pieces in one heavy card

mount, each approximately 150mm. by 95mm., [c.1750].

£150 - £200

*** The illustrations of the Dutch versions are copies in reverse of

the German original, depicting a conjuror at his table producing

a dove.

Lot 106

106. Anon. th e in D i a n ju g g L e r s, etching depicting three performers

on a dais, Chinese figures in the lower margin, folded and sent

through the post the year of publication, 236mm. by 313mm., R.

Ackermann, 1813; Another smaller version, 145mm. by 232mm.,

R. Ackermann, 1813, both coloured by hand, in heavy card mounts

(2) £150 - £200

107. Anon. th e WO n D e r f u L pig O f kn O W L e D g e, engraving, slightly

stained, Carrington Bowles, 1785 § Pyne (William Henry) [A raree

showman], aquatint plate from “The Costume of England”, [1808]

§ La Tireuse de Cartes, engraving, [Paris?, c.1810] § Peake (R.B.)

Le Grimacier 2.no.3, aquatint plate, 1815 § Marlet (Jean Henri)

Le Sorcier de Tivoli, (“Tableaux de Paris” plate 63), lithograph,

stained, mounted on board, [Paris, 1820] § Alken (Henry) Epsom

Races, aquatint plate, cellotape stains at top of image, 1821, all

coloured by hand, various sizes. £150 - £200


108. Anon. tO v e r k a a rt O f ge n e e s m i D D L e D e r Wi n D-B r e u k e n va n t

zu i D W e s t e n D e ui t va a rt va n Ca rt O u C h e, undivided engraved

sheet of 18 cards lettered A-S, each with an illustration of a street

performer and accompanying verse text, stub pasted to back of

centre fold, 364mm. by 472mm., [Amsterdam?, 1720].

£750 - £1,000

*** The sheet was issued as a satire on the South Sea Bubble. No

sheet with a continuation of the alphabet is known. The performers

include commedia dell’arte figures, five different rope dancers or

walkers, equilibrists, a contortionist, and performing animals. Only

two copies appear to have been sold at auction, one in London,

1984, the other in the Christian Fechner collection, 2004.

Lot 109

Lot 108

109. Anon. tO v e r k a a rt O f ge n e e s m i D D L e D e r Wi n D-B r e u k e n va n t

zu i D W e s t e n D e ui t va a rt va n Ca rt O u C h e, undivided sheet of 9

cards formed from the 18 of the original sheet, divided diagonally

and arranged in pairs, a few slight stains, 390mm. by 264mm.,

[Amsterdam?, c.1725]. £500 - £750

*** The subjects are idendical to those in the previous lot, but have

been re-engraved, apparently for use as a set of transformation

cards.

Lot 110

110. Anon. vu e D e L’hô t e L D e vi L L e à ga n D, engraving coloured

by hand, in heavy card mount, 303mm. by 468mm., Paris, Basset,

[c.1780]. £200 - £300

*** An excellent copy. The scene includes musicians playing on a

balcony and a conjuror performing at a table with cups and balls.

For another issue see lot 358.

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Lot 111

111. Anon. vu e D u Ch at e a u D’ea u, (Vue de Paris no.15), engraved

view with a conjuror performing to the left of the fountain, coloured

by hand, margins soiled and slightly stained, in paper mount,

293mm. by 428mm., Paris, Alexandre Tessier, [1826]. £200 - £300

112. Anon. vu e D u Ch at e a u D’ea u, (Vue de Paris no.15), another

copy, uncoloured, margins slightly soiled, in paper mount, 266mm.

by 372mm., Paris, Alexandre Tessier, [1826]. £100 - £150

Lot 113

113. Anon. vu e D u pa L a i s D e ju s t i C e D e pa r i s,prise D e L a pL a C e,

engraved view no.4, coloured by hand, margin slightly stained

at lower left corner, in paper mount, 302mm. by 485mm., Paris,

Demaison, [c.1820]. £250 - £350

*** A cups and balls man is performing centre foreground.

Lot 114

114. Anon. vu e D u pa L a i s D e ju s t i C e D e pa r i s,prise D e L a pL a C e,

engraved view coloured by hand, titled in reverse in upper margin,

in heavy card mount, 275mm. by 425mm., [Paris, c.1820].

£300 - £400

*** In the square a clown is waving to attract an audience to a cups

and balls conjuror. For a larger version see lot 97.

115. Anon. vu e D u pa L a i s D e ju s t i C e D e pa r i s,prise D e L a pL a C e,

another copy, a later impression, coloured by hand, in card mount,

297mm. by 442mm., [Paris, c.1830?]. £300 - £400

Lot 116

116. Anon. vu e D u pa L a i s D e ju s t i C e e t D e L a st e. Ch a p e L L e,

engraved view with a conjuror performing at the centre of the

square, coloured by hand, somewhat browned, in heavy card mount,

244mm. by 302mm., Paris, Pillot, [c.1820]. £125 - £175


Lot 117

117. Anon. vu e D u pa L a i s D e ju s t i C e prise D u C ô t é D e L a pL a C e,

fine aquatint view numbered 40, with a pigtailed conjuror attracting

an audience in the foreground, coloured by hand, in heavy card

mount, 211mm. by 284mm., [Paris?, c.1830]. £150 - £200

Lot 118

118. Anon. 96e vu e D e L a pL a C e D’aL L i a n C e à na n C y, engraved

view with conjuror performing to a small audience in the

foreground, coloured by hand, vertical fold mark, in heavy card

mount, 272mm. by 398mm., [Nancy], Lachaussée, Paris, Daumont,

and Basset, [c.1780]. £200 - £300

Lot 119

119. Adam (Victor) fê t e s D e s env i r O n s D e par i s: vi n C e n n e s, the

scene with roundabout, swing boat, and conjuror at a table with

cups and balls, and a similar scene apparently from the same series

with a large audience watching a play, a tightrope walker in the

background, lithographs, coloured by hand, the second cut down to

edge of image, framed and glazed, 187mm. by 237mm. and 132mm.

by 197mm., Paris, [1830]. £150 - £200

120. Adam (Victor) Le s Ba n q u i s t e s (Galerie Comique no.10),

lithograph of a troupe travelling on foot with their equipment, a

good clean copy, 239mm. by 325mm., Paris, Aubert, [1837].

£100 - £150

Lot 121

121. Adam (Victor) [Le s sa Lt i m B a n q u e s], (Galerie Comique

no.24), lithograph by Aubert after Adam depicting the troupe set

up for a performance, with a pigtailed zany, a pierrot on a freestanding

ladder and cups and ball on a table, text below, slightly

soiled, 247mm. by 343mm., [Paris, 1837]. £150 - £200

Lot 122

122. Adam (Victor) passe-t e m s n O.113, lithograph by Lemercier

after Adam with two scenes of a troupe travelling on foot with their

equipment, and set up for a performance, portrait heads to either

side, coloured by hand, a good clean copy, in heavy card mount,

357mm. by 271mm., Paris, Aumont, [c.1840]. £200 - £300

*** The two illustrations were first printed separately in Le

Charivari, in reverse. See the two preceding lots.

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123. Adam (Victor) [Le s sa Lt i m B a n q u e s], (Galerie Comique

no.24), lithograph by Aubert after Adam, text below, extracted

from “Le Charivari”, tear in upper margin repaired, [Paris, 1837]

§ “Que sortira-t-il de ce Gobelet” (La Papillote no.20), lithograph

of a cup, ball and wand, the top rising to reveal a standing figure

and a set of demands below the caption “Paix a tout prix”, torn

and repaired, [Paris, 1834?] § Gavarni (Paul) Devin, depicting

a fortune-teller with trumpet, browned, [c.1845]; Another copy,

uncoloured, extracted from “Le Charivari”; and three others, all

but the last mentioned coloured by hand, various sizes (7)

£150 - £200

124. Adam (Victor) ar r O n D i s s e m e n t D e Bay e u x, lithographed

costume plate after Adam depicting a conjuror performing with

cups and balls for a group of women, stained, 286mm. by 237mm.,

Paris, Auguste Bry, [c.1840]; Les Saltimbanques, lithograph

after Adam depicting the troupe set up for a performance, with a

pigtailed zany, a pierrot on a free-standing ladder and cups and

ball on a table, text below, slightly soiled, 131mm. by 179mm.,

[Paris, c.1840]; Another version, the same scene drawn in reverse,

numbered 15, 142mm. by 223mm., all coloured by hand, in paper

mounts. £150 - £200

Lot 125

125. Adam (Victor) Le s sa Lt i m B a n q u e s, [c.1840] § L’Escamoteur,

text below starting “Y aurai-il par hazard”, [c.1840] § Le Petit

Saltimbanque, (from “Les Enfants” by A de Saillet), Paris,

Desesserts, [1841?] § Messieurs! Madame! S’il vous plait,

depicting a boy organ grinder with monkey, [c.1850] § Quackdoctor,

illustration for the letter Q, titled in four languages, Mainz,

Jos.Scholz, [c.1850] § [Der Taschenspieler], illustration for the

letter T from “ Das deutsche ABC-Buch”, soiled, Stuttgart, [1869],

all lithographed and coloured by hand, the first and last in heavy

card mounts, various sizes (6) £200 - £300

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Lot 126

126. Aubrey (Charles) Le ma L D e De n t (from Album Comique

de Pathologe Pittoresque), lithograph by Langlumé after Aubrey

depicting a sword-waving tooth puller, a table with cups and ball,

a ball vase and other apparatus on a table to one side, coloured by

hand, very slightly browned, 235mm. by 305mm., [Paris], Ambroise

Tardieu, [1823]. £125 - £175

Lot 127

127. B. (P.) On D i t, e t t O u t e s s e s i n f L u e n C e s, etched caricature

depicting a naked female figure drawing a wheeled frame containing

a standing male/female figure with cups on a tray, 236mm. by

286mm., [Paris?, c.1815]. £100 - £150


Lot 128

128. Bellangé (Hippolyte) gr a n D e r é u s s i t e e n CO e u r!, lithograph

depicting a conjuror, cards in hand, talking to a soldier while a

pierrot picks his pocket, coloured by hand, margins slightly spotted,

in heavy card mount, 356mm. by 265mm., Paris, Gihaut Frères,

1827. £175 - £225

129. Bellangé (Hippolyte) gr a n D e r é u s s i t e e n CO e u r!, another

copy, uncoloured, 335mm. by 253mm., Paris, Gihaut Frères, 1827

£125 - £175

130. Bellangé (Hippolyte) gr a n D e r é u s s i t e e n CO e u r!, another

copy, uncoloured, margins spotted, in card mount, 335mm. by

247mm., Paris, Gihaut Frères, 1827 £100 - £150

Lot 131

131. Béranger (Pierre-Jean de) Ch a n s O n s pO L i t i q u e s D e Bé r a n g e r:

Le s mi s s i O n n a i r e s, broadside with etched illustration coloured by

hand and letterpress text, 372mm. by 270mm., Brussels, Tencé

Frères, 1819. £150 - £200

*** The anti-religious song is illustrated with a scene in which

three clerics stand behind cups and balls on a table.

132. Béranger (Pierre-Jean de) Ch a n s O n s pO L i t i q u e s D e

Bé r a n g e r: Le s mi s s i O n n a i r e s, another copy, coloured by hand,

370mm. by 267mm., Brussels, Tencé Frères, 1819. £150 - £200

Lot 133

133. Boilly (Louis Léopold) un e sC è n e D e s BO u L e va r D s, lithograph

by E. Wattier after Boilly depicting a conjuror performing with

cards, cups and balls on the table beside him, proof?, on India

paper, in paper mount, 339mm. by 465mm., [Paris], Bonnemaison,

[1824?]. £300 - £400

134. Boilly (Louis Léopold) un e sC è n e D e s BO u L e va r D s, another

copy, proof?, on India paper, margins spotted, in heavy card mount,

327mm. by 532mm., [Paris], Bonnemaison, [1824?]. £250 - £350

Lot 135

135. Boilly (Louis Léopold) La BO n n e av e n t u r e, lithograph by

Delpech after Boilly depicting a fortune teller using cards, with his

assistant at a table with cups and balls in the background, coloured

by hand, slight stains in margins, in thin card mount, 381mm. by

283mm., [Paris, 1825]. £150 - £200

136. Boilly (Louis Léopold) La BO n n e av e n t u r e, another copy,

coloured by hand, slightly stained at upper edge, 362mm. by

246mm., [Paris, 1825]. £125 - £175

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Lot 137

Lot 138

Lot 140

137. Boilly (Louis Léopold) Le ti r e u r D e s Ca rt e s, lithograph

by Delpech after Boilly, coloured by hand, cut away at corners,

otherwise a good clean copy, 327mm. by 260mm., [Paris], 1826.

£150 - £200

138. Boniface VIII (Pope) Li B e r se x t u s De C r e ta L i u m, an early

woodcut illustration of a conjuror performing with two cups and a

ball, cut from the book, with portion of text below printed in red and

black, framed and glazed, 74mm. by 66mm., [Leyden, 1514].

£100 - £150

Lot 139

139. Borel (Antoine) Le Ch a r L ata n, large aquatint scene by Pierre

Leveillé after Borel, with a charlatan selling quack medicines,

coloured by hand, remargined at upper edge, imprint cropped, in

card mount, 421mm. by 550mm, Paris, Vidal, [1785]. £300 - £400

140. Bosch (Hieronymus) [th e ma g i C i a n], engraving by Cornelis

Bos after the painting by Bosch, depicting the conjuror, his young

accomplice and audience, discoloured and laid down, areas at top

and right edge torn way, with missing areas of the image supplied

by hand, 245mm. by 319mm., [1550]. £2,000 - £3,000

*** Bob Read located only two copies of this print, one in the

Albertina Musuem, the other sold at auction in Holland, 2002.


Lot 141

141. Bosio (Jean-François) L’es C a m O t e u r, large stipple engraving

by Ruotte after Bosio, depicting a conjuror performing with cups

and balls in a salon, margins soiled, short tear in upper margin

repaired, in heavy card mount, 447mm. by 574mm., [Paris, 1801].

£400 - £600

142. Bosio (Jean-François) L’es C a m O t e u r, another copy, spotted,

stained at upper margin, in heavy card mount, 364mmm. by

467mm., [Paris, 1801]. £150 - £200

Lot 143

143. Bruegel (Pieter) iD e m i m p e t r av i t a D e O u t m a g u s a D e m O n i B u s

D i s C e r p e r e t u r, engraving by Pieter van der Heyden after Bruegel

depicting the downfall of Simon the magician, slightly soiled, two

collectors’ stamps on back, in card mount, 221mm. by 288mm.,

1565. £4,000 - £6,000

Lot 144

144. Brook (W.H.) in D i a n ju g g L e r s, aquatint coloured by hand,

slightly browned, framed and glazed, 187mm. by 363mm., published

in “The Satirist”, 1813. £150 - £200

145. Brook (W.H.) in D i a n ju g g L e r s, another copy, slightly

browned, slightly defective at lower edge, framed and glazed,

185mm. by 356mm. £100 - £150

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Lot 146

146. Chalon (John James) L’es C a m O t e u r, lithograph of a conjuror

performing with cards, coloured by hand, in heavy card mount,

402mm. by 290mm., Rodwell and Martin, 1820. £250 - £350

*** The lithograph was included in Costumes of Paris, 1822.

147. Comte (Louis Christian Emmanuel Apollinaire). un D e

m e s se C r e t s, article extracted from “Musée des Familles”, woodengraved

illustrations, including the Dantan sculpted portrait,

[1843] § Maurisset. Wood-engraving of Dantan’s sculpture of

Conte, 2 copies, [1839] § Album de Portraits Comiques, over 100

wood-engraved portraits, including the Dantan sculpture, slightly

damp-stained, original printed wrappers, oblong 8vo, Paris,

[c.1840] (4) £100 - £150

*** Comte was a conjuror as well as physician to Charles X.

148. Couché fils. Ch at e a u D’ea u, 1818; Palais de Justice, [1818?]

§ Martinet. Place Dauphine, [c.1820], three miniature engraved

views, the first coloured by hand, in heavy card mounts § L. (G.)

L’Oracle de Jardin de Tivoli, proof impression? on India paper,

London, 1821 § Russell Square, and the Statue of the Duke of

Bedford, engraved view by C. Motram after Thomas H. Shepherd,

2 copies, coloured by hand, one in heavy card mount, [1828?]; and

two others, various sizes (8) £150 - £200

149. Coudert (B.) La BO n n e av e n t u r e, Walter Frères, [c.1850]

§ Belin. L’Escamoteur [from “Les Petits Métiers”], [c.1850] §

L’Ane Savant - Les Saltimbanques, Epinal, Pellerin, [c.1860],

all lithographed § Het Plein der Bastille en de Juli-Kolom te

Parijs, large wood-engraved illustration extracted from a Dutch

periodical, [c.1870], all coloured by hand, all but the second in

heavy card mounts, and twelve other prints and illustrations, the

majority coloured by hand (16) £200 - £300

Lot 150

150. Daumier (Honoré) rO B e rt ma C a i r e Li B r a i r e, (Caricatura

no.14), lithograph coloured by hand, in heavy card mount, 341mm.

by 257mm., Paris, Aubert et Cie, [1836]. £200 - £300

151. Daumier (Honoré) rO B e rt ma C a i r e Li B r a i r e, (Caricatura

no.14), another copy, coloured by hand, margins discoloured,

in heavy card mount, 341mm. by 278mm., Paris, Aubert et Cie,

[1836]. £200 - £300

152. Daumier (Honoré) rO B e rt ma C a i r e Li B r a i r e, (Caricatura

no.14), another copy, uncoloured, a good clean copy, in heavy card

mount, 346mm. by 260mm., Paris, Aubert et Cie, [1836].

£150 - £200

153. Daumier (Honoré) rO B e rt ma C a i r e Li B r a i r e, (Les Robert-

Macaire no.17), lithograph coloured by hand, in heavy card mount,

276mm. by 212mm., Paris, Aubert et Cie, [c.1850]. £125 - £175

Lot 154

154. Daumier (Honoré) O m a i t r e Bi L B O g u e r…, lithograph from

“Les Saltimbanques”, an acrobat, cups-and-balls man and stilt

walker in the background, spotted, in heavy card mount, 258mm.

by 320mm., [Paris]. Aubert, [1839]. £125 - £175

154a. Daumier (Honoré) O m a i t r e Bi L B O g u e r…, lithograph from

“Fantaisies, 6 livraison 5”, an acrobat, cups-and-balls man and stilt

walker in the background, spotted, in paper mount, 253mm. by

328mm., [Paris]. Aubert, [1839?]. £100 - £150


155. Daumier (Honoré) Les sa Lt i m B a n q u e s, (La Caricature no.

25), slightly soiled, two short tears repaired, in heavy card mount,

[Paris], Aubert, [1839]; Robert Macaire Libraire, (Les Robert-

Macaire no.17), three different issues, Paris, Aubert et Cie, [c.1850];

Nouvelle suspension aérienne, 1867; Vue prise au Père Lachaise; Le

Remboursement des 45 Centimes, browned, (Actualités no.19, 96

and 97), all three extracted from “Le Charivari” (7) £150 - £200

Lot 156

156. David (Jules) “tenez messieurs, v O i C i t r O i s m u s C a D e s…”, (La

Caricature no.55), lithograph depicting Louis Philippe as a conjuror,

coloured by hand, extensive text below, lightly browned, in heavy

card mount, 281mm. by 364mm., [Paris, 1831]. £150 - £200

157. David (Jules) “tenez messieurs, v O i C i t r O i s m u s C a D e s…”, (La

Caricature no.55), another copy, coloured by hand, margins slightly

discoloured, 267mm. by 343mm., [Paris, 1831]. £150 - £200

158. David (Jules) Le mO n i t e u r D e L a mO D e, engraving by T.

Bonnard after David, depicting a young conjuror performing for

four other children, coloured by hand, framed and glazed, 212mm.

by 263mm., Paris, [c.1860]. £100 - £150

*** Plate 1172 from the Journal du Grand Monde.

Lot 159

159. David (Jules) Le mOn i t e u r D e L a mOD e, two engravings

after Jules David from the “Journal du Grand Monde”, numbered

1172, and 39-1884; La Mode Francaise, no.86-31, engraving

after Rigold, all depicting young children performing for others,

coloured by hand, the second in heavy card mount, the third in

paper mount, various sizes (3) £200 - £300

Lot 160

160. Decamps (Gabriel Alexandre) gr a n D s sa u t e u r s, slightly

spotted § David (Jules) “Tenez messieurs, voici trois muscades…”,

margins stained affecting top right corner § Traviès de Villiers

(Charles Joseph) Bonne aventure, browned § Grandville (J.J.)

and E. Forest. [Louis Philippe as a juggler]; Mr. Bosco,

prestidigitateur, browned, split repaired § Anon. Grands Exercises

de Prestidigitation, slightly browned and spotted, (La Caricature,

plate 15, 55, 129, 223, 467, and 495), all featuring Louis Philippe,

approximately 260mm. by 335mm., [Paris, 1830-1835] (6)

£200 - £300

Lot 161

161. Delaporte (H.) Le pè r e fa n fa n t i n, lithograph by S. Darier

after Delaporte of a man seated at a table with cup, ball, paper

birds, and other objects, in card mount, 292mm. b 217mm., [Paris],

1833. £150 - £200

*** From the collection of Dr. and Mme. Marteret. The print was

published in La Charge, funded by Louis-Philippe as a counterattack

on the lithographs by Daumier and others published by

Philipon.

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Lot 162

162. Devéria (Achille) sO i r é e tr av e s t i e (La Caricature, plate

no.37), lithograph depicting a group of young people, a young

woman in pointed hat telling the fortune of another through a

speaking tube, slightly soiled, in paper mount, 266mm. by 346mm.,

Paris, 1831. £100 - £150

Lot 163

163. Doyle (John) DispersiOn O f t h e th i mB L e rig; The Thimble

Rig!; (HB Sketches no. 330, and 593), lithographs, coloured by

hand, the first cut down to line border, the second mounted on card,

chipped at lower left corner affecting border; and an uncoloured

copy of the second, slightly stained, average size 280mm. by

390mm., T. McLean, 1834 and 1839 (3) £150 - £200

Lot 164

164. Doyle (John) DispersiOn O f t h e thi mB L e rig; The Thimble

Rig; The Thimble Rig!, (HB Sketches no. 329, 330, and 593),

lithographs, the second slightly spotted, framed and glazed,

approximately 275mm. by 375mm., T. McLean, 1834 and 1839.

£200 - £300

165. Doyle (John) th e th i mB L e rig; The Thimble Rig!; The Indian

Juggler; Chinese Jugglers; A Joculator, or Teacher of Wonderful

Animals; A Sign of the Times, (HB Sketches no. 329, 593, 603,

637, 658 and 823), lithographs, the first two spotted, upper edge of

the third cut away, approximately 305mm. by 430mm., T. McLean,

1839-1844 (6) £150 - £200

Lot 166

166. Duplessi-Berteaux (Jean) L’es C a m O t e u r, proof copy, before

title, margins spotted, 189mm. by 250mm.; another copy, with

title, trimmed, 70mm. by 92mm.; Tireur de Cartes, margins slightly

spotted, 191mm. by 258mm., all in heavy card mounts, [Paris,

c.1810]. £150 - £200

167. Duplessi-Berteaux (Jean) L’es C a m O t e u r, [c.1810] § Bertaud

(J.D.) Le Joueur de Gobelet, [c.1810], both engraved, the second

coloured by hand and framed § De Goochelaar Döbler in den

Franschen Schouwburg, te Amsterdam, slightly stained, with crease

mark, [c.1840] § [Adam (Victor)?] A street conjuror, coloured by

hand, [c.1840] § Escamoteur, from a picture alphabet, [c.1840],

the last three lithographed,; and six other small illustrations, seven

in heavy card mounts (11) £250 - £350

Lot 168

168. Elie. Ci n q u i è m e e t D e r n i e r t O u r D e passé-passe,O u L e gr a n D

es C a m O t e u r es C a m O L é, etched caricature depicting Wellington as a

conjuror, out-tricking a miniature Napoleon who is running below

an upheld cup, H.M.S. Belleraphon and the island of St Helier in

the background, coloured by hand, slightly stained, left and right

edges strengthened, in heavy card mount, 356mm. by 247mm.,

[Paris, 1815]. £200 - £300


169. Elie. Ci n q u i è m e et D e r n i e r t O u r D e passé-passe,O u Le gr a n D

es C a m O t e u r es C a m O L é, another copy, coloured by hand, two slight

stains at lower corners, line border cut away from top, otherwise a

good copy, in heavy card mount, 356mm. by 247mm., [Paris, 1815].

£200 - £300

Lot 170

170. Englelmann (Godefroy) L’es C a m O t e u r en Dé s a r r O i, lithograph

depicting a conjuror’s table upset by a passing horseman, coloured

by hand, slightly browned, upper margin discoloured, in heavy card

mount, 269mm. by 348mm., [Paris, 1825]. £125 - £175

Lot 171

171. Fragonard (Alexandre Evariste) vu e gé n é r a L e D e

L a Cat h é D r a L e, rO u e n, large lithograph by Englemann after

Fragonard, a conjuror and his audience in the foreground, margins

slightly spotted, in heavy card mount, 508mm. by 355mm., n.p., [c.

1823]. £100 - £150

Lot 172

172. Gavarni (Paul) pi C t u r e s h e e t W i t h f O u r i L L u s t r at i O n s, one

of them a scene with an outdoor conjuror, 266mm. by 345mm,

[c.1829]; Les Etudians de Paris no.36, text on back, slightly spotted,

359mm. by 238mm., [1840]; La Trompette de Paillasse (Musiciens

Comiques et Pittoresques no.12), spotted, in heavy card mount,

270mm. by 183mm., [1844?]; Another issue, (Galerie Comique:

Chanteurs et Musiciens), lower margin soiled, 322mm. by 244mm.,

[c.1845]; Bohêmes 6, (from Masques et Visages), text on back,

[1853], all lithographed; Les Gens de Paris: Bohèmes no.3,

wood-engraved illustration, another on back, 278mm. by 183mm.;

Another issue, blank back, 277mm. by 185mm.; Another issue, on

sheet with 7 other illustrations, 429mm. by 300mm., [c.1857], five

in card or paper mounts (8) £200 - £300

173. Gavarni (Paul) BO h ê m e s 6, (from Masques et Visages),

lithograph depicting a conjuror seated by a table with cups and ball,

proof before letters, margins slightly spotted, inlaid, 234mm. by

207mm., [Paris, Lemercier, 1853]. £150 - £200

Lot 174

174. Gavarni (Paul) BO h ê m e s 6, another copy, coloured by hand,

in paper mount, 373mm. by 259mm., Paris, Lemercier, [1853].

£200 - £300

175. Gavarni (Paul) BO h ê m e s 6, another copy, uncoloured, 364mm.

by 265mm., Paris, [1868]. £125 - £175

176. Gavarni (Paul) BO h ê m e s 6, another later? issue, uncoloured,

in heavy card mount, 361mm. by 258mm., Paris, [1868?].

£125 - £175

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Lot 177

177. Gierre (A.) “ta s k e n s p i L L e r e n”, full-page lithographed

illustration from “En Billedbog for Born med Tekst” by P.C.

Phrahl, depicting a conjuror performing for a large audience, with

accompanying leaf of text, 223mm. by 270mm., Sweden, 1846.

£150 - £200

Lot 178

178. Gilio (Carlo) pa L a i s D e ju s t i C e, aquatint view by Salathé after

Gilio, numbered 23, with a conjuror performing to a small crowd

at the centre of the square, margins slightly soiled and spotted, in

heavy card mount, 313mm. by 413mm., Paris, Tessari, [c.1820].

£125 - £175

179 Gilio (Carlo) pa L a i s D e ju s t i C e, another copy, the wide margins

slightly spotted, in heavy card mount, 356mm. by 484mm., Paris,

Tessari, [c.1820]. £125 - £175

Lot 180

180. [Gleadah (J.)?] th e ne W hO C u s pO C u s O r ex C e L L e n t esCape,

with the jugglers all in an uproar; Opposition; and A Theological

Antidote firing off the Lees of Opposition, 3 engraved caricatures

coloured by hand, one with short tear at right edge, approximately

225mm. by 335mm., Dublin, McCleary, [1823?]. £200 - £300

*** The caricatures relate to Wellesley’s policy of reconciliation

and the Bottle Conjuror.

181. Gold (Captain Charles) a ju g g L e r, Snake Men, and a

Musical Beggar (from “Oriental Drawings”) 3 aquatint plates by

Medland after the author, coloured by hand, with text, 1806 § The

Indian Jugglers, 2 copies, aquantint plate, R. Ackermann, 1813

§ Dombers. Jongleurs Indiens, lithographed scene with various

performers, [Paris, c.1820] § Regnier (A.) Faiseurs de tours,

Equilibristes, lithographed plate depicting two Chinese performers,

[c.1820]; all coloured by hand, the first in heavy card mount; and

four others, various sizes (11) £150 - £200

Lot 182

182. Grandville (J.J.) and E. Forest. LO u i s phiLippe a s a j u g g L e r,

(La Caricature pl.467), lithograph by Delaunois after Grandville and

Forest, 257mm. by 341mm., Paris, Aubert, [1834]. £100 - £150


Lot 183

183 Grimaldi (Joseph).- j. gr i m a L D i se n r., etched portrait of

Grimaldi standing in his “Golden Fish” costume, coloured by hand,

framed and glazed, 289mm. by 216mm., [c.1812]. £250 - £350

Lot 184

184. Grimaldi (Joseph).-Heath (William) gr i m a L D i’s ta n D e m

in the comic pantomime of the Golden Fish, etching coloured by

hand, framed and glazed, 228mm. by 313mm., 1812. £300 - £400

Lot 185

185. Grimaldi (Joseph).-Heath (William) gr i m a L D i’s Ba n g up in

the popular pantomime of Golden Fish, etching coloured by hand,

framed and glazed, 226mm. by 314mm., 1812. £300 - £400

Lot 186

186. Grimaldi (Joseph).-Heath (William) CO m iC Da n C e in

the Popular Pantomime of the White Cat by Messrs. Kirby &

Chatterley, etching coloured by hand, framed and glazed, 227mm.

by 306mm., 1812. £200 - £300

Lot 187

187. Grimaldi (Joseph).-Heath (William) mr. gr i m a L D i &

mr.nO r m a n in the Epping Hunt from the Popular Pantomime of

the Red Dwarf, etching coloured by hand, framed and glazed,

225mm. by 325mm., [1812]. £300 - £400

Lot 188

188. Grimaldi (Joseph).-Heath (William) gr i m a L D i’s BO L D

Dr a g O O n in the Popular Pantomime of the Red Dwarf, etching

coloured by hand, framed and glazed, 228mm. by 318mm., [1812].

£300 - £400

Lot 189

189. Grimaldi (Joseph).-Heath (William) gr i m a L D i & t h e

nO n D e s C r i p t in the Red Dwarf, etching coloured by hand, framed

and glazed, 226mm. by 320mm., [1812]. £300 - £400

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Lot 190

190. Hiroshige III. Ci r C u s s C e n e W i t h e q u e s t r i a n s a n D a C r O B at s,

coloured woodcut, 389mm.by 250mm. £100 - £150

*** The scene is the right-hand panel of a tryptich, depicting the

French circus that appeared on the grounds of the Shokonsha shrine

in 1871.

Lot 191

191. Hogarth (William) st r O L L i n g aC t r e s s e s Dressing in a Ba r n

engraving, in card mount, 505mm. by 640mm., 1738. £250 - £350

*** In the foreground cups and balls can be seen amongst various

theatrical props.

Lot 192

192. Jacomin (Jean-Marie) ve r i ta B L e pO m m a D e,p O u r fa i r e

C r O î t r e e t paissir L e s C h e v e u x, lithograph depicting a conjuror

standing at his table with cups and ball and a ball box, cut down to

line border, a few small spots, in paper mount, 357mm. by 231mm.,

Lyon, Lefevre, [1819]. £200 - £300

193. Jacomin (Jean-Marie) ve r i ta B L e pO m m a D e,p O u r fa i r e

C r O î t r e e t paissir L e s C h e v e u x, another copy, cut down to line

border, title etc. cut away, short tear at lower edge repaired, in

heavy card mount, 332mm. by 233mm., Lyon, Lefevre, 1819.

£150 - £200

Lot 194

194. Joly (Adrien) es C a m O t e u r (plate 10 from Arts Métiers et Cris

de Paris), engraving depicting a conjurer at his table with cups and

wand, in heavy card mount, 230mm. by 144mm., Paris, Martinet,

[c.1813]. £125 - £175

Lot 195

195. Joly (Adrien) es C a m O t e u r (plate 10 from Arts Métiers et

Cris de Paris), another copy, margins stained, in heavy card mount,

230mm. by 144mm., Paris, Martinet, [c.1813] § L’Escamoteur,

engraving with text of a song below, [c.1820] § L’Escamoteur,

lithograph with text below starting “Y aurai-il par hazard”, [c.1840]

§ N.(S.) L’Astrologie du Festival, lithograph of a conjuror holding

cups above a small figure and long-eared donkey, large coloured

bubbles forming a question mark, in paper mount, [c.1850], all

coloured by hand, the first and third in heavy card mounts, various

sizes (4) £200 - £300

196. Kent (William) [th e ju g g L e r], engraved illustration to

Gay’s “Fables” by G. van der Gucht after Kent, depicting a female

conjurer performing at a table, in heavy card mount, 85mm. by

102mm., [1746?]. £100 - £150


Lot 197

197. Killigrew (Fanny) th e CO n j u r e r s 1753, engraving, slightly

browned, short tear at lower margin, framed and glazed, 248mm.

by 352mm., 1753. £300 - £400

*** The print depicts Elizabeth Canning, Henry Fielding, Sir Crisp

Gascoyne, John Hill, and Mary Squire, the three men standing inside

a cabbalistic circle behind “another bottle”. It relates to the paper

war between Fielding and Hill, Fielding’s investigation of Elizabeth

Canning’s abduction, and the bottle conjuror hoax of 1749.

198. Langendijk (Pieter) ar L e q u y n aC t i O n i s t, engraved plate

from the book titled “Het groote tafereel der dwaascheid” depicting

a kneeling conjuror with cups, balls and cards, Harlequin and

Scaramouche drawing back curtains to reveal a crowded courtyard,

framed and glazed, 233mm. by 188mm., [Amsterdam, 1720].

£200 - £300

*** The first issue of the engraving, published as an illustration to

the commedia dell’ arte farce by Pieter Langendijk satirizing the

South Sea Bubble.

Lot 199

199. Langendijk (Pieter) ui t L e g g i n g e D e r ty t e L p L a at v O O r

ar L e q u i n aC t i O n i s t, broadside with engraved plate and letterpress

text in verse below, in card mount, 378mm. by 245mm., [Amsterdam,

1720]. £300 - £400

*** An excellent copy of the second issue of the illustration, with

reworking of the festoon at the upper edge of the plate.

200. Langendijk (Pieter) ui t L e g g i n g e D e r ty t e L p L a at v O O r

ar L e q u i n aC t i O n i s t, another copy, margins soiled, short tear at

upper edge repaired, 439mm. by 247mm., [Amsterdam, 1720].

£200 - £300

Lot 201

201. Lanté (Louis Marie) Les jO n g L e u r s i n D i e n s (Le Bon Genre,

no.87), engraving depicting a juggler with his two assistants performing

for a fashionably dressed couple, coloured by hand, cut down to line

border, 196mm. by 251mm., [Paris, 1816]. £100 - £150

Lot 202

202. Lanté (Louis Marie) ja C q u e s D e fa L a i s e L e pO Ly p h a g e (Le

Bon Genre, no.93), engraving depicting the performer about to

swallow a mouse, coloured by hand, 271mm. by 356mm., [Paris, 1

816]. £150 - £200

Lot 203

203. Lanté (Louis Marie) Le tr O u B a D O u r j O u a n t D e six

in s t r u m e n t s; Les Jongleurs Indiens, (2 prints with the same title),

the second a later impression?; Le Joueur de Baguettes, Jacques de

Falaise le Polyphage; (Le Bon Genre, no.86-88, 92, and 93), tear

in the first repaired, all but the first slightly stained or browned,

the third in heavy card mount, average size 245mm. by 295mm.,

[Paris, 1816] (5) £150 - £200

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Lot 204

204. [Louis?] pa rt e z mu s C a D e, etched caricature depicting a

conjuror with three large cups over the diminutive figures of Louis

XVIII, Charles X and Duc de Berry, in heavy card mount, 310mm.

by 234mm., [France, 1815]. £200 - £300

Lot 205

205. Maina (Giacinto) a C O n j u r O r in C ava L i e r C O s t u m e performing

with cups and small rabbit, engraving, 85mm. by 108mm.,

[c.1800]. £150 - £200

Lot 206

206. Marlet (Jean Henri) L’es C a m O t e u r, lithograph depicting a

conjuror with cups and balls performing between an organ grinder

and fiddler who is also blowing a horn, in heavy card mount, 277mm.

by 363mm., [Paris], C. de Lasteyrie, [c.1818]. £300 - £400

Lot 207

207. Marlet (Jean Henri) L’es C a m O t e u r s u r L e B O u L e va r D, p r è s

L e Ch at e a u D’ea u, (“Tableaux de Paris” plate 17), lithograph after

Brocas, coloured by hand, margins soiled, with accompanying leaf

of text, in heavy card mount, 252mm. by 319mm., [Paris, 1820].

£300 - £400

208. Marlet (Jean Henri) L’es C a m O t e u r s u r L e B O u L e va r D, p r è s

L e Ch at e a u D’ea u, (“Tableaux de Paris” plate 17), another copy,

uncoloured, with tinted background, a good clean copy, 268mm. by

336mm., [Paris, 1820] £250 - £350

209. Marlet (Jean Henri) L’es C a m O t e u r s u r L e B O u L e va r D, p r è s

L e Ch at e a u D’ea u, (“Tableaux de Paris” plate 17), another copy,

uncoloured, margins stained at edges, 270mm. by 341mm., [Paris,

1820]. £300 - £400

Lot 210

210. Marlet (Jean Henri) Ba L a n C e s u r L a pL a C e st. ge r m a i nau

x e r r e s, (“Tableaux de Paris” plate 42), lithograph after Adrien-

Victor Augur, a conjuror’s table with cups and ball to one side,

edges of margins stained, with accompanying leaf of text, in heavy

card mount, 251mm. by 337mm., [Paris, 1820]. £200 - £300


Lot 211

211. Marlet (Jean Henri) Le sO r C i e r D e ti v O L i, (“Tableaux de

Paris” plate 63), lithograph, with accompanying leaf of text, in heavy

card mount, 251mm. by 337mm., [Paris, 1820]. £200 - £300

212. Merry (Tom) DO n C a s t e r 1888 -”th e sC u m O f t h e CO u r s e”,

depicting Gladstone performing the three card trick, framed and

glazed, 340mm. by 482mm.; The Wizard of Westminster and his

Wonderful Hat, in card mount, 514mm. by 315mm., both from the

St. Stephen’s Review, 1888 and 1891 § A Presidential Conjuror;

The Decadence of the Wizard of Meno Park, two double-page

caricatures published in “Puck”, [c.1900] § Political Shows,

double-page caricature published in “Judge”, including Magician

Bob, New York, [c.1900], the last three in heavy card mounts; and

six others, including “The Jester Touchstone”, lithograph by J.R.

Dicksee after T.F. Dicksee, this and three others framed, various

sizes (11) £200 - £300

Lot 213

213. Meyer? Ch a C u n s O n t O u r,O u L a fin D u rO m a n, etching depicting

the Napoleonic eagle flying above three large extinguishers used by

soldiers and a female figure representing France to cover enemy

officers, coloured by hand, in paper mount, 248mm. by 399mm,

[Paris?, c.1815]. £150 - £200

214. Meyer? Ch a C u n s O n t O u r,O u L a fin D u rO m a n, another copy,

coloured by hand, cut close to border, in heavy card mount, 226mm.

by 288mm, [Paris?, c.1815]. £100 - £150

Lot 215

215. Morette. La Diseuse D e BO n n e ava n t u r e, aquatint after

Pasquier depicting a female fortune teller using a long speaking

tube, a table with playing cards below her and pictorial trade sign

to the side, coloured by hand, a few slight spots, framed and glazed,

308mm. by 400mm., Paris, Noel Frères, [c.1815]. £200 - £300

Lot 216

216. Morette. L’es C a m at e u r, aquatint after Pasquier depicting

a conjurer performing with cups and balls at an open air table,

coloured by hand, slightly browned, framed and glazed, 308mm. by

399mm., Paris, Noel Frères, [c.1815]. £350 - £500

Lot 217

217. Morner (K.G. Hylamar) ta s k s p e L a r e i pa r i s, lithograph, in

heavy card mount, 257mm. by 340mm., Stockholm, Gjöthström &

Magnusson, [1829]. £150 - £200

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Lot 218

218. Nooms (Reiner) De Wa e g h, O p st an t h O n i s ma r C t, (from

Philipp von Zesen’s “Beschreibung der Stadt Amsterdam”)

engraved view with a conjuror performing below a parasol at

the bottom right corner, in paper mount, 248mm. by 350mm.,

[Amsterdam, Joachim Noschen, 1664]. £150 - £200

*** From the collection of Dr. and Mme. Marteret.

220. pa s q u i n s Wi n D k a a rt, O p D e Wi n D n e g O t i e va n ‘t ia a r 1720,

undivided engraved sheet of 54 pictorial playing cards, one with

the title, another with a cockerel and imprint, the remaining 52

with allegorical figures, captioned in verse, laid down, framed

and glazed, 518mm. by 442mm., Nullenstien, Lautje van Schotten,

[1721?]. £1,000 - £1,500

Lot 220

Lot 219

219. Parrocel (Charles) fO i r e D e ve n i s e, engraved view by J.P.

Lebas after Parrocel including a Punch and Judy show and fortuneteller

with speaking tube amongst the crowd, slightly discoloured,

in paper mount, 207mm. by 288mm., [c.1780]. £150 - £200

*** From the collection of Dr. and Mme Marteret.

*** This is the second edition of this set of cards satirizing the

South Sea Bubble. The 7 of spades depicts a man at a table with

dice and counters. Dice are also thrown by a monkey in the 8 of

hearts.


Lot 221

221. Patrioty. eg i r e (f u i t e) e n 1849 D u su Lta n ma h O m e t va s i s ta s

1e r. (Allégorie no.4), lithograph coloured by hand, three short

tears at edge of margins repaired, in card mount, 348mm. by

275mm., [Paris], Fernique et Cie, [1849]. £350 - £500

*** The lithograph depicts the flight from the Conservatoire des

Arts et Metiers of the revolutionary politician and amateur conjuror

Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin dressed in his sultan’s costume,

with cup, balls, wand and other apparatus.

222. Patrioty. eg i r e (f u i t e) e n 1849 D u su Lta n ma h O m e t va s i s ta s

1e r. (Allégorie no.4), another copy, coloured by hand, slight stains

in margin, 357mm. by 274mm., [Paris], Fernique et Cie, [1849].

£250 - £350

223. Patrioty. eg i r e (f u i t e) e n 1849 D u su Lta n ma h O m e t va s i s ta s

1e r. (Allégorie no.4), another copy, coloured by hand, margins

discoloured, short tear at right side, laid down, in heavy card

mount, 346mm. by 264mm., [Paris], Fernique et Cie, [1849].

£150 - £200

Lot 224

224. Petit de Coupray. La rO u e D e fO rt u n e; Croyez a ma Fidelité,

a pair of stipple engravings, coloured by hand, uniformly framed

and glazed, 532mm. by 418mm. [c.1800]. £400 - £600

*** The two pictures of fortune tellers were engraved by the artist

after his own paintings. The young man operating the fortune

drum also has a set of cups on his table. The female in the other

print is using cards. Other versions were engraved by Alexander

Chaponnier, titled “L’Ambition” and “La Superstition”.

225. Petit de Coupray. La rO u e D e fO rt u n e, stipple engraving, cut

close, a few minor repairs at edges, in heavy card mount, 540mm.

by 418mm. [c.1800]. £200 - £300

*** This appears to be a proof impression, without imprint.

Lot 226

226. Petrarca (Francesco) vO n D e r artzney B ay D e r gLueCk, leaf

Aiiii only, woodcut illustration by Hans Weiditz of a conjuror and

others seated around a table, marginal notes cut away, folio (275mm.

by 194mm.), [Augsburg, H. Styner, 1532]. (2) £150 - £200

*** One of the most frequently reproduced illustrations of early

conjuring. Only one copy of this edition appears in auction records,

sold in 1999. Another woodcut by Weiditz, possibly from the same

source, is included in the lot.

Lot 227

227. Philippe [Jacques André Noel Talon].- gr a n D e s s O i r é e s

m y s t e r i e u s e s D e mr. phiLippe, lithograph by Marisset depicting

Philippe on stage, performing 6 different tricks, slightly spotted,

in paper mount, 264mm. by 293mm., [Paris, 1843] $ Mr. Philippe,

Physicien Chinois, lithograph by Aubert of Philippe performing

with a goldfish bowl, coloured by hand, 324mm. by 240mm., Paris,

[c.1845]; Another copy, uncoloured, in paper mount, 359mm. by

239mm.; Another issue, in card mount, 303mm. by 192mm., [Paris,

c.1845], all extracted from La Charivari, in paper or card mounts

(4) £200 - £300

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Lot 228

228. Philippe [Jacques André Noel Talon].- ph i L L i p p e D e r

B e r ü h m t e za u B e r e r a u s pa r i s, a fine engraving by Andreas Geiger

after Schoeller depicting the conjuror standing before tiers of

candelabra, coloured by hand, in heavy card mount, 298mm. by

239mm., Vienna, [c.1845]. £200 - £300

*** Plate 82 from the Costume Bild zur Theaterzeitung.

229. Picart (B.) vi r g i n i a n CO n j u r e r, engraved plate by C. Du Bosc

after Picart with three illustrations, [c.1730] § Isaac Fawkes (Slight

of Hand-man), engraved portrait, [1819]; Duplessi-Berteaux (Jean)

L’Escamoteur; Tireur de Cartes, two engravings, slightly spotted,

affecting the image of the second, [c.1810] § Bertaud (J.D.) Le

Joueur de Gobelet, stained at lower margin, [c.1810], the second

coloured by hand and framed § Signora Josephine Giraldelli the

Original Salamander; the Indian Juggler, and six similar portraits,

R.S. Kirby, 1819; and 11 others, various sizes (25) £200 - £300

Lot 230

230. Pinelli (Bartolomeo) iL Ca s O t t O D e i Bu r at t i n i in rO m a ,

engraving depicting a street Punch and Judy show, coloured by

hand, framed and glazed, 213mm. by 289mm., Rome, 1815.

£200 - £300

Lot 231

231. Pinelli (Bartolomeo) iL gi O C at O r e D i Bu s s O L O t t i in rO m a ,

engraved plate from “Costumes Diversi Inventatii”, depicting

a conjuror performing with large cups and balls outside an inn,

coloured by hand, framed and glazed, 318mm. by 414mm., Rome,

1821. £350 - £500

Lot 232

232. Pollard (James) epsOm ra C e s, aquatint coloured by hand, four

tears at edges into printed surface, laid down on card, [Snelgrove:

Pollard13; Siltzer p.214], 341mm. by 472mm., [c.1820]. £150 - £200

*** A conjuror with his cups and balls at the bottom left corner

proves to be more interesting to some of the race goers that the race

in progress.


233. Porro (Giralamo) Le Ba r a r i e D e L mO n D O, large engraving

depicting a wide range of street performers and beggars, each

figure or group captioned, soiled, vertical fold mark, in card mount,

400mm. by 510mm., Venice, Francesco Valegio. £750 - £1,000

*** The characters include a conjuror seated at a table with cups and

balls. This is apparently a later impression from the seventeenthcentury

plate, damaged at upper left corner and at centre of title.

From the collection of Dr. and Mme. Marteret.

Lot 234

234. Pruche (Clément). pa r i s, Le BO u L e va r D D u te m p L e, lithograph

by J.Caboche Garneray depicting a conjuror, a drummer standing

with a soldier, and a table with cups and ball to one side, within

ornamental border, margins slightly spotted, 341mm. by 260mm.,

Paris, Le Charivari, [c.1840]. £100 - £150

Lot 233

235. Pu-Qua. a ma n W i t h a ra r e e-sh O W, A Balancer, and A

Puppet Show, 3 plates engraved by Dudley after Pu-Cha from

George Henry Mason’s “The Costume of China”, with text, [1800];

and seven other plates and illustrations of Chinese and Japanese

performers, various sizes (10) £100 - £150

Lot 236

236. Raffet (Auguste) “L’as D e Cr è f L e m’a n O n C e…”, lithograph

by Villain after Raffet depicting a woman telling a soldier’s fortune

with cards, coloured by hand, short tear in lower margin repaired,

in heavy card mount, 254mm. by 200mm., [Paris, 1826].

£200 - £300

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Lot 237

237. Raffet (Auguste) “si D e L a p r e m i è r e pa r O L e…”, lithograph by

Villain after Raffet depicting a conjuror with cards and cups and

balls, coloured by hand, extensive text below, in heavy card mount,

348mm. by 264mm., [Paris, 1826] £150 - £200

238. Raffet (Auguste) “si D e L a p r e m i è r e pa r O L e…”, another copy,

uncoloured, slightly soiled, in paper mount, 359mm. by 269mm.,

[Paris, 1826]. £100 - £150

239. Raffet (Auguste) “mO n s i e u r, v O u s av e z u n m e ta L s u r v O u s q u i

v O u s p O rt e p r e j u D i C e”, lithograph by Villain after Raffet depicting a

conjuror with fanned cards, a cup on the table behind his audience,

margins slightly spotted and soiled, in heavy card mount, 352mm.

by 269mm., [Paris], Meyou, [1826?]. £100 - £150

240. Raffet (Auguste) pa r a D e, (La Caricature no.31), lithograph

by Delaporte after Raffet, depicting a tooth-puller at a fair, spotted,

mainly in margins, in heavy card mount, 248mm. by 329mm.,

[1831?]. £100 - £150

Lot 241

241. Raffet (Auguste) “si D e L a p r e m i è r e pa r O L e…”, spotted,

[Paris, 1826] § Grandville (J.J.) and E. Forest. [Louis Philippe as

a juggler] (La Caricature pl.467), margins browned, Paris, Aubert,

[1834] § Gavarni (Paul) La Trompette de Paillasse (Musiciens

Comiques et Pittoresques no.12), margins soiled, Paris, [c.1845]

§ Anon. Escamoteur!, depicting Louis Philippe in clown costume,

spotted, stained at one corner, in heavy card mount, [Paris], Aubert,

[1848] § Ladreyt (Eugène) Les Cinq Sens: L’Oie, spotted, in heavy

card mount, Paris, [c.1860] § [Ver Huell (Alexander)] Ascot Races,

(from “Afspiegelingen”), in heavy card mount, [Arnhem, P. Gouda

Quint, 1884], all lithographed; and 9 others, various sizes (15)

£250 - £350

Lot 242

242. Ramo Samee.- [th e at r i C a L re f L e C t i O n, or a peep at the

looking glass curtain at the Royal Coburg Theatre], depicting

Ramo Samee performing, seated in front of the mirror curtain, cut

to outline, without title, etc., mounted on thick paper, 309mm. by

260mm., [G. Humphrey, 1822]. £100 - £150

243. Robert-Houdin (Jean-Eugène).-Follett (E.) rO B e rt-hO u D i n

e n f O n C é pa r rO B e rt-Le-Di a B L e D e fu m a g a L L i, lithographed portrait

of Adolpho Fumagalli, standing beside a keyboard, cigar in hand,

his left hand with devil’s fingernails and miniature demons on

the keyboard, small hole at upper left corner, pin hole at centre,

468mm. by 362mm., Paris, Lemercier, [1856?] § La Civilisation

a la Porte, 5 lithographed illustrations of an incident involving

Robert-Houdin and the Sultan of Turkey, slightly stained, 282mm.

by 216mm., [Paris], Aubert, n.d. (2) £100 - £150

*** The portrait refers to Adolpho Fumagalli’s Grande Fantasie

sur Robert le Diable de Meyerbeer, written for the left hand, and

possibly Robert-Houdin’s vist to Algeria at the request of the

French government.


Lot 244

244. Robillard (E.) Le tO u r D e gO B e L e t, lithograph by V. Ratier

after Robillard depicting Louis XVIII seated at a table holding two

large cups above miniature figures of the son and daughter of the

Duchesse de Berry, short tear in lower margin repaired, in paper

mount, 247m. by 340mm., Paris, Hautcaur Martinet, [1824?].

£125 - £175

Lot 245

245. Rowlandson (Thomas) aD m i r at i O n W i t h as t O n i s h m e n t n.4,

etching after Woodward depicting a conjuror performing with cards

for a yokel, coloured by hand, text below, margins soiled, in card

mount, 292mm. by 236mm., R. Ackermann, 1800 £200 - £300

Lot 246

246. Sams (William) th e ju g g L e r O f t h e Ch â t e a u D e L’ea u,

aquatint plate from “A Tour through Paris”, coloured by hand,

margins slightly discoloured, in heavy card mount, 255mm. by

333mm., 1822. £250 - £350

*** The view is copied from the Marlet lithograph depicting the

cups-and-ball conjuror and his audience (see lot 207).

Lot 247

247. Schedel (Hartmann) Li B e r C h r O n i C a r u m, folio xli only,

woodcut illustrations, including one of a ship approaching the

shore on which there are two female conjurors at a table with cups,

balls and other equipment, and fourteen portraits, two full-length,

folio (399mm. by 277mm.), Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 1493.

£200 - £300

248. Schedel (Hartmann) Li B e r C h r O n i C a r u m, folio xli only,

another copy, stained at upper edge, folio (428mm. by 297mm.),

Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 1493. £150 - £200

249. Schedel (Hartmann) Li B e r C h r O n i C a r u m, folio cxx only, 11

woodcut illustrations including Appolonia holding an extracted

tooth in large tongs, margins slightly soiled and stained, folio

(467mm. by 325mm.), Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 1493.

£100 - £150

Lot 250

250. Sylvestre (Israel) ma i s O n D e vi m y p r e s D e Ly O n, engraved

view with hurdy-gurdy player and drummer in the foreground,

[c.1670] § Loutherbourg ( Philippe James de) [Conjuror with a

monkey] (“Seconde Suite des Figures”, plate 4), [Paris, Lenfant

and Viquet, c.1760] § De Springer, Waterspuwer, Tassenpeelder

en Vuurspuwer, engraved illustration with verse below, [c.1760] §

Der Wasser-Speyer, engraved illustration with text below, [c.1760]

§ Le Singe et le Léopard, engraved plate from a book of fables,

[c.1800?]; and two other engravings of a leaned dog, and an armless

man drinking with the use of his feet, the first and second in heavy

card mounts, various sizes (7) £200 - £300

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Lot 251

251. Tamburini (Giovanni Maria) art s e t mé t i e r s D e BO L O g n e,

engraved view by Francesco Corti after Tamburini, with a conjuror

performing to a large audience in the background, cut close to

plate mark and laid down, in paper mount, 135mm. by 235mm.,

[c.1650]. £100 - £150

*** From the collection of Dr. and Mme Marteret.

252. Toussaint (Nicholas) vu e D u pa L a i s im p é r i aL D e L a BO u r s e et

du Tribunal de Commerce, aquatint view by Jean Baptiste Chapuy

after Toussaint, spotted, 247mm. 329mm., [Paris], 1808 § .Vue du

Palais de Justice prise du côté de la Place, aquatint view numbered

40, margins spotted and stained at edges, in heavy card mount,

221mm. by 299mm., [Paris?, c.1830] § Hotel de Ville de Gand,

lithographed view by Sturm based on the earlier engraving issued

by Basset, 227mm. by 287mm., [Paris, c.1830?], in uniform heavy

card mounts (3) £150 - £200

*** Each view has a conjuror performing in the foreground.

Lot 253

253. Traviès de Villiers (Charles Joseph) BO n n e av e n t u r e, (La

Caricature plate 129), lithograph depicting a figure resembling the

Sorcier de Tivoli telling Louis Philippe’s fortune through his long

speaking tube, cups and balls on the table beside him, text below,

slightly stained, in heavy card mount, 265mm. by 345mm., Paris,

Aubert, [1832]. £150 - £200

254. Traviès de Villiers (Charles Joseph) BO n n e av e n t u r e, (La

Caricature plate 129), another copy, stain in left margin, other

slight staining, in heavy card mount, 268mm. by 351mm., Paris,

Aubert, [1832]. £125 - £175

255. Traviès de Villiers (Charles Joseph) BO n n e av e n t u r e, (La

Caricature plate 129), another copy, stain within the image, other

slight staining, in heavy card mount, 261 by 329mm., Paris, Aubert,

[1832]. £100 - £150

256. Traviès de Villiers (Charles Joseph) BO n n e av e n t u r e, spotted

§ Grandville (J.J.) and E. Forest. [Louis Philippe as a juggler];

[Mr. Bosco, prestidigitateur], issue without title, soiled, repaired

at worn vertical fold (La Caricature, plate 129, 223, and 467) §

Cham [Amédée de Noé] L’Escamoteur manquant son Tour (Les

Cossaques pour Rire no.29), lithographs, the second and fourth

in heavy card mounts, approximately 260mm. by 335mm., [Paris,

1832-1835] (4) £150 - £200

Lot 257

257. Vernet (Carle) es C a m O t e u r. La p r e m i e r e m u s C a D e, L a v O i L a,

(Cris de Paris no.91), lithograph by Delpech after Vernet, coloured

by hand, 352mm. by 261mm., [Paris, 1820?] £350 - £500

258. Vernet (Carle) es C a m O t e u r. La p r e m i e r e m u s C a D e, L a v O i L a,

another copy, coloured by hand, slightly spotted, 362m. by 275mm.,

[Paris, 1820?]. £200 - £300

259. Vernet (Carle) es C a m O t e u r. La p r e m i e r e m u s C a D e, L a v O i L a,

another copy, uncoloured, 336mm. by 252mm., [Paris, 1820?].

£150 - £200

260. Vernet (Carle) jO u e u r D’Or g u e. La n t e r n e m a g i q u e, piece

curieuse a voir, (Cris de Paris no.65), lithograph by Delpech after

Vernet, coloured by hand, 352mm. by 266mm., [Paris, 1820?].

£100 - £150

261. Vernet (Carle) fr e n C h s t r e e t v e n D O r s, 10 lithographs by

Delpech after Vernet, (Cris de Paris no.5, 17, 21, 35, 41, 43, 74, 93

and 94), coloured by hand, slightly browned, uniformly framed and

glazed, 265mm. by 234mm., [Paris, 1820?]. £200 - £300

*** Subjects include Marchands des Chiens, de Pain d’Epice, de

Paniers, d’Habits, de Cartons, and a Joueur de Vielle


Lot 262

262. Vos (Martin de) ha s D u C u n t C h O r e a s q u i Ba C C h a n a L i a

v i v u n t, engraved scene by Jean Galle after Vos depicting a man

dancing over a loaf of bead and eggs, two verses below, two short

tears in upper margin, in paper mount, 257mm. by 330mm.

£150 - £200

*** An early nineteenth century impression from the seventeenthcentury

plate, from the collection of Dr. and Mme Marteret.

Lot 263

263. Williams (Charles) ma D a m e gi r a D e L L i, the Celebrated Fire

Proof Female, etching coloured by hand, 336mm. by 240mm., W.

Fores, [1818]. £250 - £350

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264. Adam (Victor) [Le s sa Lt i m B a n q u e s] (Galerie Comique

no.24), 1837 § Gavarni (Paul) Les Etudiants de Paris, no.36,

1840 § Cham. Le Caïmacan Vogoridès (Actualités no. 434), 1857,

lithographed illustrations in complete copies of “Le Charivari”,

with two other issues and seven extracted illustrations, including

“Paris l’Eté” by Henry Emy depicting a conjuror, 1846, and “Le

Sorcier du Parc d’Enghien”, folio. £150 - £200

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Lot 265

265. B. (J.) L’es C a m O t e u r, depicting Thiers performing with a cup,

slightly browned, Paris, [1851?] § Rosambeaud (E.) Un Habile

Prestidigitateur, depicting Thiers with various pieces of apparatus,

[Paris, 1870?] § V. L’Escamoteur, depicting Chancellor Bismark

with a cup held over MacMahon, [Paris, 1870?] § [Darre (G.)]

Passez Muscade, illustration with text on back, [Paris, c.1875] §

Gill. Passez Muscade”, (front page of “L’Eclipse”), 3 copies, one

spotted, two with fold marks, Paris, 1875, all lithographed and

coloured by hand, the first three in heavy card mounts; and three

others, various sizes (10) £150 - £200

Lot 266

266. Bourdet (J.J.G.) “me t s D e u x s O u s D e p L u s…”, in heavy card

mount § [Adam (Victor)] La Parade, depicting saltimbanques

carrying their props, coloured by hand, slightly soiled, in paper

mount; Another copy, uncoloured, lithographed illustrations

from “Musée Pour Rire” (no.87 and 144), text on backs, [Paris,

c.1850]. £150 - £200

❦ Illustrations from periodicals

Lot 267

267. Cham [Amédée de Noé] L’he r C u L e D u nO r D; L’Escamoteur

manquant son Tour; L’Enchanteur Rothomago-Proudhon; Une Joli

Tour; La Caïmacan Vogoridès, lithographed illustrations from “Le

Charivari” (Actualités no.14, 33, 61, 152, and 434), text on backs,

all but the third in heavy card mounts (5) £200 - £300

Lot 268

268. Cham [Amédée de Noé] mu s é e ph i L i p O n, 12e livraison: Les

Mille et Une Resources de Jujube Bilboquet, illustrations by Cham,

[c.1845] § Journal Amusant (Le), 7 issues, including “La Séraphine

de Sardou”, 1869; “Une Soirée chez Robert Houdin, 1874; Giroflé-

Girofla, (performer with cups and statuettes), 1874; and costume

designs by A. Grévin for the “Ballet des Sphinx”, coloured by hand,

1879 § Lo Spirito Folleto containing the lithograph “La Pace e la

Guerra,” by F. Fontana, Milan, 1867 § Le Rasoir no.199, depicting

a monk producing a church from under a cup, 1877 § Le Grelot,

with “Leur Dernière Ressource” by G. Darré, coloured by hand,

1880 § Gil Blas, with coloured lithograph by Steinlen, 1896; and

14 other French or Italian periodicals of the same period, 4to and

folio, in case (36) £200 - £300


Lot 269

269. Darré (G.) and others. a C O L L e C t i O n O f a B O u t 80 L e av e s

O r i L L u s t r at i O n s from French and Italian periodicals, including

“A moi la première partie! A moi la Dernière!!”, lithograph with

illustrations of Louis-Philippe and a woman representing France,

both performing with cups and a miniature figure of each other,

1848; “Leur Dernière Ressource” by Darré, coloured by hand,

[1880] an illustration of the Theatre Robin; performances by Bosco,

M. Faure Nicolay and Pradier le bâtoniste, “Les oiseaux sourciers”,

and many others from “Le Charivari”, “La Journal Amusant” and

other periodicals of the same period, various sizes, in case.

£150 - £200

270. Daumier (Honoré) rO B e rt ma C a i r e Li B r a i r e, (Caricatura

no.14); Le Remboursements des 45 Centimes (Actualités no.97);

Ratapoil (a part), (Actualités no.669), lithographed illustrations

from “Le Charivari”, text on backs, in heavy card mounts (3)

£150 - £200

Lot 271

271. Gilbert-Martin (Charles) th r e e issues O f “Le DO n

qu i C h O t t e”, the front pages with coloured illustrations: L’Agneau

Pascal; Arabi-Pacha; and Une Omlette dans un Chapeau, all by

Gilbert-Martin, 1872-1887; and an issue of “Gil Blas”, the upper

cover with Paysage de Barrière, coloured lithograph by Steinlen,

1896, some with fold marks, all in heavy card mounts, large folio

(4) £150 - £200

272. Grevin (A.) and others. pe t i t jO u r n a L p O u r ri r e, 11 issues,

and five separate leaves, illustrations by Grevin, Cham (Les

Saltimbanques), R. Gautie (A la Foire), and others, [c.1856-1891]

§ Le Rire, 5 issues, and six separate leaves, illustrations by C.

Leandre, L. Metivet, A. Roubille, L. Métivet and others, four in each

issue coloured and full-page, 1894-1910 § L’Assiette au Beure,

3 issues, illustrations by Lucien Métivet, D. Galanis and others,

1901-1907 § Le Sourire, 2 issues, illustrations by Hermann Paul

and others, 1908-1911; and three others, three of the front pages in

heavy card mounts. £150 - £200

Lot 273

273. Lemaitre (V.) and others. fO u r p e r i O D i C a L s W i t h i L L u s t r at e D

f r O n t pa g e s, “Le Rasoir”: Mr. Plaisanster, by Lemaitre, 1870;

“L’Eclipse”: Passe Muscade, by Gill, 1875; “Le Pilori”: En

Vacances, by Paul Kerkades, 1886; and “La Silhouette”: Il Signor

di Rudini, by Charvic, 1891, all but the first coloured, all in heavy

card mounts, large folio (4) £150 - £200

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Lot 274

274. Le Petit (Alfred) and Pépin. fi v e issues O f “Le gr e L O t”, the

first pages with coloured illustrations: L’Evangile selon Sait Marc;

La Carte Forcée, both by Alfred Le Petit; Allez! Passez Muscades;

Le Tour Eiffel; Ira-t-il en Russie, by Pépin, in heavy card mounts,

large folio, Paris, 1872-1897. £200 - £300

Lot 275

275. Marquet (G.) and others. a C O L L e C t i O n O f i L L u s t r at i O n s

extracted from French periodicals, including “L’Escamoteur”by G.

Marquet; “Un Prestidigitateur chez Frascati sous la Restauration”,

by Bac; and a group of performing animals by Albertius, all three

coloured plates; a wood-engraved reproduction of “L’Esacamoteur”

by J.-L. Hamon; performances by M. Faure Nicolay and Pradier

le bâtoniste; “Le Journal La Presse” ( a split personality performer

with cups); and others, about 150 leaves and illustrations in all,

various sizes, in case. £150 - £200

Lot 276

276. Mercier (Philippe) [L’es C a m O t e u r], engraving by François

Ravenet after Mercier, cut down to image; Another version,

attributed to Watteau, in reverse § Anon. A moi la première partie!

A moi la Dernière!!, lithographed sheet with various illustrations

including Louis-Philippe and a woman representing France, both

performing with cups and a miniature figure of each other, [1848?]

§ Bertall [Charles Albert d’Arnoux] Trois petits millions, s’il

vous plait, (in “Le Journal pour Rire”), 1850 § Rosambeaud (E.)

Un Habile Prestidigitateur, depicting Thiers with various pieces of

apparatus, coloured by hand, [Paris, 1870?] § Le Rasoir no.199,

depicting a monk producing a church from under a cup, 1877 §

Vautier (B.) Le Prestidigitateur Ambulant, double-page illustration

in “L’Illustration Européenne”, 1889 § Massanis (P.) Taskspelaran,

(from the “Illustrerad Family-Journal), 1890 § Aspect de la Place

de la Bastille un Dimanche de Novembre, (from “Le Journal

Illustré”) [c.1890] § The Jugglers, photogravure after Jean Lous

Hamon, [c.1900], and others, arranged in 81 heavy card mounts, in

five fitted cases. £200 - £300


Lot 277

277. Montbard and others. te n p e r i O D i C a L s W i t h i L L u s t r at e D

f r O n t pa g e s: “Le Masque”: Aimable Valladon Mère de Thérésa,

by Montbard, torn at one side, 1867; “Le Rasoir”: Mr. Plaisanster,

by Lemaitre, 1870; “Le Grelot”: L’Evangile selon Sait Marc, by

Alfred Le Petit, 1872; L’Eclipse”: Passe Muscade, by Gill, 1875;

“Le Don Quichotte”: L’Agneau Pascal, and Une Omlette dans un

Chapeau, both by Gilbert-Martin, 1878-1887; “La Nouvelle Lune”:

Le Tour de Gobelet, by Coll-Toc, frayed, 1886, all but the second

coloured; and three issues of “Le Piliori”, each with an internal

conjuring illustration, 1895, large folio. £200 - £300

278. Pruche (Clément) Le BO u L e va r D D u te m p L e § Cham [Amédée

de Noé]. L’Escamoteur manquant son Tour (Les Cosaques pour

Rire, no.29), spotted; Another issue (Actualités no.55), 1854; Une

Joli Tour (Actualités no.152), all but the second lithographed

illustrations from “Le Charivari”, text on backs, all in heavy card

mounts (4) £150 - £200

Lot 279

279. Pruche (Clément) Le BO u L e va r D D u te m p L e § Bourdet (J.J.G.)

“Mets deux sous de plus…” (Betises no.16) § Draner. Un nouveau

tour de passé-passe de John Bull, (Actualités no.37); Toujours la!

(Actualités no.78), 1875 § Stop. Partez, muscade!, (Actualités

no.237), lithographed illustrations from “Le Charivari”, text on

backs, all but the third in heavy card mounts (5) £150 - £200

Lot 280

280. Tenniel (Sir John) and others. a COLLeCtiOn O f iLLustratiOns

extracted from the Illustrated London News, including Robert-Houdin

performing, 1848; The Christmas Conjuror, 1877; and Maskelyne

and Cooke’s Automata, 1878 § Gleason’s Pictorial Drawing

Room Companion (Boston): Macallister the Celebrated Wizard and

Magician, 1851, and Professor Anderson at the Melodeon, Boston,

1852 § Punch, including “Disraeli performing the ‘Extinquisher’

trick”, 1876, “Psycho à la Rus(s)e”, 1876, “Let Well Alone (the

Conjuror of the Exchequer)”, 1877, and “Under Which Thimble”,

1892, all by Tenniel; and many others, approximately 120 leaves in

all, various sizes, in case. £150 - £200

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Lot 281

281. aC r O B at s, e q u i L i B r i s t s a n D r O p e D a n C e r s, a large sheet with 30

captioned woodcut illustrations of various performers, numbered

52, in heavy card mount, 393mm. by 332mm., [France, c.1800?].

£125 - £175

282. au B e r g e D u Ch e va L BL a n C (L’); Histoire de Mme Godichon

et de son Chien Zozo; Histoire de Court-a-Pattes, 3 picture stories,

the first with 20 illustrations, the others with 16, coloured through

stencils, the first and third in heavy card mounts, approximately

400mm. by 295mm., Epinal, Pellerin, [c.1855-60] (3) £200 - £300

Lot 283

283. Belin. Le s pe t i t s mé t i e r s, 8 captioned illustrations depicting

children as a conjuror, acrobats, an organ grinder and other

tradesmen, coloured by hand, 272mm. by 413mm., [Paris?,

c.1850] § Les Saltimbanques, large illustration by Sherer of a

ringmaster, a fairground scene including various performers and

apparatus forming a frame around the portrait, coloured through

stencils, repaired at fold mark, 437mm. by 332mm., Metz, J.

Verronnais, [c.1860] § Le Singe Maitre d’Ecole, picture story with

20 illustrations, one of Bilboquet as a conjuror, coloured through

stencils, 402mm. by 290mm., Jarville-Nancy, [c.1900], all in heavy

card mounts (3) £200 - £300

284. Ca rt O u C h e, Ca p i ta i n e D e vO L e u r s; Histoire de Court-a-Pattes,

2 picture stories, both with 16 illustrations including a cups and

balls scene; Personages & Costumes Variés, 49 captioned figures

including an Escamoteur, somewhat browned, coloured through

stencils, in heavy card mounts, approximately 400mm. by 295mm.,

Epinal, Pellerin, [c.1900] (3) £125 - £175

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Lot 285

285. Cé L è B r e rO B e rt-ma C a i r e (Le), 6 illustrations with text below,

one of Robert-Macaire performing with cups, another of him in

a card game, coloured through stencils, horizontal fold mark, in

heavy card mount, 409mm. by 304mm., Epinal, Pellerin, [c.1860].

£150 - £200

286. Cé L è B r e rO B e rt-ma C a i r e (Le), another copy, printed back to

back with “M. Robert-Macaire dans ses Diverses Professions”, 12

illustrations, coloured through stencils, horizontal fold mark, edges

strengthened, 407mm. by 296mm., Epinal, Pellerin, [c.1860].

£150 - £200

287. Cé L è B r e rO B e rt-ma C a i r e (Le), another copy, coloured

through stencils, in heavy card mount, 409mm. by 304mm., Epinal,

Pellerin, [c.1880]. £125 - £175

Lot 288

288. CO m iC an i m a L s, engraved sheet with 12 illustrations of

animals in human dress, including a fox conjuror captioned “Un

Rusé Compère”, 430mm. by 250mm., Paris, Basset, [c.1780].

£150 - £200


Lot 289

289. CO m m e D i a D e L L’ a rt e, engraved picture sheet with four scenes,

one with Maitre Paillasse performing on a small outdoor stage

with Mr.Vacarmini musician Napolitain, another with Paillasse on

the same stage with a young girl, numbered 182 printed in sepia,

254mm. by 382mm., Paris, Bassett, [c.1800]. £150 - £200

Lot 290

290. Cr i t [Cr i s] D e pa r i s, engraved sheet with 36 miniature figures

including a conjuror, a dancing bear, and a performing dog, numbered

284.C, coloured by hand, in paper mount, 202mm. by 310mm.,

possibly a late impression on old paper from an eighteenth-century

plate, indecipherable imprint? at top left corner. £100 - £150

291. Cr i t [Cr i s] D e pa r i s, another copy, coloured by hand, 191mm.

by 313mm. £100 - £150

Lot 292

292. De B u i t e n ke r m i s, sheet numbered 80 with 16 woodcut

illustrations including a conjuror, Punch and Judy show,

contortionist, performing animals, and others, coloured through

stencils, rhyming text below each image in Dutch and French, in

heavy card mount, 420mm. by 338mm., Amsterdam, J.A. Aldag,

[c.1830]. £250 - £350

Lot 293

293. De u x tO u r s D’es C O m a g e; Le Singe, Maitre d’Ecole; Les

Aventures de Bibloquet, three picture stories, each with 20

illustrations and text, coloured through stencils, in heavy card

mounts, average size 410mm. by 280mm., Metz, Gangel et Didion,

[c.1865]. £200 - £300

*** The first story is devoted entirely to performing magic, while

Bilboquet appears in the second and third stories as a conjuror.

Lot 294

294. es C a m O t e u r e n pL e i n ve n t (L’), large lithographed illustration

of a conjuror performing with cups and balls to an appreciative

audience, numbered 14, coloured by hand, browned, mounted on

card, in heavy card mount, 378mm. by 297mm., Epinal, Pellerin,

no.14, [c.1835]. £250 - £350

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295. [fê t e fO r a i n (La)], sheet with two large woodcut scenes

including musicians, a travelling theatre, equilibrists, a conjuror,

tooth pulling, a Punch and Judy show, and an acrobat, titled by

hand in pencil, 239mm. by 373mm., n.p., [c.1830]. £150 - £200

*** An excellent impression, possibly a proof copy.

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Lot 296

296. [fê t e fO r a i n (La)], another copy, coloured by hand, slightly

browned, in paper mount, 297mm. by 403mm., n.p., [c.1830].

£150 - £200

297. hi e r W O r D t u, O je u g D g e g e v e n, sheet with 24 woodcuts each

with rhyming couplet telling the story of Tetje, numbered 82, 2

copies, one with dabbed colouring, the other uncoloured, mounted

on thin card, approximately 375mm. by 295mm., [Turnhout,

Lenisson, c.1840]. £150 - £200

*** In the first four illustrations Tetje is seen with a conjuror.

Lot 298

298. hier W O r D t u, O je u g D g e g e v e n, another copy, coloured through

stencils, 400mm. by 292mm., [Turnhout, Lenisson, c.1840] § De

Buitenkermis/Les Saltimbanques, 16 captioned woodcut illustrations

of a conjuror, a Punch and Judy Show, various performing animals,

and other entertainers, each with accompanying couplet in Flemish

and French, 380mm. by 300mm., [Turnhout, Brepols, c.1860] §

Onderscheidene Voorstellen, 15 captioned woodcut illustrations of a

conjuror, a posture master, Harlequin, and other characters, 295mm.

by 388mm., [Brussels, Hemeleers-Van Houten, c.1875], all coloured

through stencils, the second framed and glazed, the others in heavy

card mounts (3) £200 - £300

Lot 299

299. hi e r z O O h e B j e jO n g e je u g D D e am s t e r D a m s e ke r m i s v r e u g D,

sheet with 36 captioned woodcut illustrations, numbered 36,

coloured through stencils, soiled, edges strengthened, small hole

with slight loss of text to imprint, 413mm. by 329mm., Amsterdam,

J. Bou[wer] en de Wed. J. Ratelband, [c.1770]. £300 - £400

*** The illustrations include six each of a rope dancer, an equilibrist,

a contortionist and performing animals, three of a conjurors, and

other performers.

300. je u D e L’Oie, lithographed sheet signed Gillot, mounted

on card, soiled and worn; 297mm. by 401mm., Epinal, Pellerin,

[c.1860]; Another copy, without signature, in paper mount,

377mm. by 409mm., [c.1880]; Another larger version of the same

design, mounted on folding board, 434mm. by 565mm., [c.1900],

all coloured through stencils § Jeu de l’Oie, renouvelé des Grecs,

lithographed sheet printed in colour, the corners with illustrations

of Greek, mediaeval, eighteenth-century and contemporary children

playing the game, mounted on folding board, 318mm. by 392mm.,

Paris, Mauclair-Dacier, [c.1910] (4) £200 - £300

*** Each version of the game in this and the following two lots

has a spiral track with 63 illustrated spaces, one of which depicts a

conjuror with cups and balls.

301. je u D e L’Oie, two different issues, and a larger version with

numbered counters at both sides, the earliest slightly stained

and laid down, approximately 285mm. by 400mm. or 440mm.

by 602mm., Epinal, Pellerin, [c.1870-1900]; Another version,

287mm. by 410mm., Imagerie Nouvelle, [c.1880], all coloured

through stencils, in heavy card mounts (4) £200 - £300

302. je u D e L’Oie r e n O u v e L é D e s gr e C s, large lithographed sheet

signed Ludovic, the corners with illustrations of Greek, mediaeval,

eighteenth-century and contemporary children playing the game,

mounted on folding board, 466mm. by 558mm., [France], JFJ,

[c.1880]. £150 - £200


303. je u x D e L’en fa n C e, 12 lithographed illustrations with rhyming

couplets, 428mm. by 286mm.; Medor ou le Bien pour le Mal, 18

lithographed illustrations, with captions, 410mm. by 265mm.,

both Pont-à-Mouson, Haguenthal, [c.1880] § La Poupée Savant,

picture story with 16 illustrations, 410mm. by 286mm., Pont-à-

Mouson, Marcel Vagné, [c.1900], all coloured through stencils, in

heavy card mounts (3) £150 - £200

*** All three sheets have an illustration of performers with cups

and balls. The first sheet is based on the “Petits Métiers” sheet by

Belin (see lot 283).

Lot 304

304. Li e v e je u g D, W iL u v e r m a k e n, met deze Prent, neemt U plezier,

sheet with 8 woodcut illustrations of a conjuror, Harlequin, Pierrot,

and other entertainers, each with accompanying verse, light dabbed

colouring, defective at old fold mark with loss of a few letters from

one verse and imprint, 342mm. by 415mm., Breda, Broese & Comp,

[c.1830]. £150 - £200

305. LO t e r i e pa r i s i e n n e, 72 illustrations, 400mm. by 302mm.,

[c.1860]; Petit Jeu de Loterie pour les Enfants, 49 illustrations,

412mm. by 320mm., [c.1860]; coloured through stencils, in heavy

card mounts, Epinal, Pellerin, [c.1860] (2) £150 - £200

*** A conjuror appears in one of the illustrations on both sheets.

Lot 306

306. ni e u W p r e n t k u n D i g aBC v O O r L i e v e k i n D e r e n, alphabet sheet

for A-M, 13 woodcut illustrations including a Goochelaar and

Koordedanser, each with accompanying couplet, coloured through

stencils, slight stain at upper right corner, in heavy card mount,

303mm. by 363mm., [Holland, c.1840]. £150 - £200

307. ni e u W p r e n t k u n D i g aBC v O O r L i e v e k i n D e r e n, another copy,

uncoloured, framed and glazed, 197mm. by 368mm., [Holland, c.1

840]. £100 - £150

Lot 308

308. nO u v e L L e s fa n ta i s i e s, 40 woodcut illustrations including a

wizard conjuror, a peepshow, Harlequin and Pierrot, and various

acrobats, coloured through stencils, 418mm. by 299mm., Metz et

Paris, Demboug et Gangel, [c.1840]. £125 - £175

Lot 309

309. pe t i t LO t e r i e re C r e at i v e; Loterie de l’Aigle Couronnée;

Loterie aux Petites Images, 3 sheets, the first two each with 49

illustrations, the third with 90, coloured through stencils, the first

and third in card mounts, approximately 415mm.. by 330mm., Metz,

Gangel, [c.1855]. £200 - £300

*** Each sheet includes a conjuror and other performers amongst

the illustrations.

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Lot 310

310. pi C t u r e aL p h a B e t, engraved sheet with 15 captioned

illustrations for various letters, including an “Arlequin” and a

“Jouer de Gobelet”, coloured by hand, framed and glazed, 223mm.

by 320mm., Paris, Basset, [c.1820]. £250 - £350

Lot 311

311. pi C t u r e aL p h a B e t, engraved sheet with 16 captioned

illustrations of street sellers representing various letters, including a

“Jouer de Gobelet”,coloured by hand, framed and glazed, 358mm.

by 240mm., Paris, Basset, [c.1820]. £250 - £350

Lot 312

312. pi C t u r e aL p h a B e t, lithographed sheet for the letter E with 6

illustrations including an Escamoteur, coloured by hand, in card

mount, 270mm. by 362mm., [Paris?, c.1830]. £150 - £200

Lot 313

313. Porret (H[enri]?) sh e e t W i t h 9 W O O D-e n g r av e D i L L u s t r at i O n s

of “Polichinelle orateur”, a Grimacier with cups on the table behind

him, and subjects from various tales, five signed with monogram or

surname, in heavy card mount, 362mm. by 223mm., Lille, Bloquel

for Castiaux, [c.1820]. £150 - £200

Lot 314

314. Porret (H[enri]?) th r e e s h e e t s n u m B e r e D 78, 86 a n D 87,

30 wood-engraved illustrations including a wizard, two conjurors

performing with cups and balls, and an equilibrist with a cup on the

nearby table, in heavy card mounts, 256mm. by 356mm., [Paris],

Lacrampe, [c.1840]. £150 - £200

315. prenten-ma g a z i n v O O r D e je u g D, no. 85 and 88, each with four

wood-engraved illustrations, the first with two fairground scenes,

the second with a conjuror and a circus scene, all with verse text, in

heavy card mounts, approximately 415mm. by 340mm., Purmerende,

J. Schuitemaker, [c.1860]; and four others (6) £125 - £175

316. sa Lt i m B a n q u e (un),a n D O t h e r s u B j e C t s, 24 captioned

woodcut illustrations including a conjuror, military, religious and

symbolic figures, coloured through stencils, short tear in lower

margin repaired, 442mm. by 265mm., Lille, Bocquel (sheet no.511),

[c.1830]. £100 - £150


Lot 317

317. sa Lt i m B a n q u e s (Le s), woodblock for a picture sheet with title

and four illustrations depicting a conjuror performing with cups

and balls, musicians promoting a theatrical performance, a juggler

and contortionist, and a fortune teller and ballad monger, framed

and glazed, 235mm. by 402mm., [France, c.1840]. £500 - £750

Lot 318

318. sa Lt i m B a n q u e s (Le s), large illustration by Sherer of a

ringmaster, a fairground scene including various performers and

apparatus forming a frame around the portrait, double-sided,

with further illustrations on back; Le Célèbre Robert-Macaire, 6

illustrations with text below, one of Robert-Macaire performing

with cups, another of him in a card game; Giroflé, Girofla, large

illustrations with text of the song below; Histoire de Court-a-Pattes,

picture story with 16 illustrations including a cups and balls scene;

Personages & Costumes Variés, 49 captioned figures including

an Escamoteur, the last two slightly browned and in card mounts,

coloured through stencils, approximately 400mm. by 295mm.; and

10 others (15) £200 - £300

Lot 319

319. sC è n e s miLitaires, 12 captioned woodcut illustrations, one of

a cups and balls man talking to a young soldier, coloured by hand,

stained at one edge, in heavy card mount, 416mm. by 328mm.,

Metz, Dembour, [c.1830]. £150 - £200

Lot 320

320. sC h e p h i e r v e r m a a k, ô L i e v e je u g D! In de Amsterdamsche

Kermis-vreugd, sheet lettered AA, with 12 woodcut illustrations,

each with accompanying verse text, in heavy card mount, 414mm.

by 330mm, [Amsterdam], David le Jolle, [c.1815]. £200 - £300

*** An excellent copy, The illustrations include a Punch and Judy

show, a commedia dell’ arte troupe, a menagerie, an equilibrist and

cups and balls conjuror, a tightrope walker and a circus ring.

321. sC h e p h i e r v e r m a a k, ô L i e v e je u g D! In de Amsterdamsche

Kermis-vreugd, another issue, lettered L.AA, margins slightly

stained, mounted on thin card, 420mm. by 333mm, Amsterdam, H.

van Munster en Zoon, [c.1820]. £100 - £150

*** The sheet is identical to the earlier issue apart from imprint and

serial number.

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Lot 322

322. sC r a p s h e e t s, A pair of lithographed sheets with ten scenes or

illustrations, including a conjuror performing for a family, his zany

assistant behind him, and an illustration of a similar figure, wand

in hand behind his table, slightly stained, in heavy card mounts,

305mm by 230mm., [Paris?, c.1840] § Silhouettes par Larue, large

lithographed sheet with fourteen illustrations including a conjuror,

short tear repaired, in paper mount, 347mm, by 491mm., [Paris?],

Gihaut Frères, [c.1840] (3) £100 - £150

323. si n g e ma i t r e D’eC O L e (Le), 14 copies, 20 illustrations,

coloured through stencils, advertisement for Kellner’s coffees and

teas on backs, mounted in thin card, 385mm. by 278mm., Nancy,

Imagerie Delhalt, [c.1900]. £200 - £300

*** The story is of the adventures of Biboquet and the monkey that

he purchases. He appears as a conjuror in one of the illustrations.

Lot 324

324. sO r C i e r D u viL L a g e (Le),O u L’Or a C L e uni v e r s e L L e, large

woodcut illustration coloured by hand, with text and tables of

questions and answers, right edge slightly frayed, in paper mount,

632mm. by 406mm., Epinal, Pellerin, [c.1880]. £100 - £150

Lot 325

325. th é â t r e D e L’am B i q u, engraved sheet with 12 illustrations of

a conjuror performing with cups and balls, six actors and actresses,

a claqueur, a barker, and the audience, coloured by hand, 420mm.

by 268mm., Paris, Basset, [c.1830]. £250 - £350

326. th é â t r e D e L’am B i q u, another copy, uncoloured, 430mm. by

275mm., Paris, Basset, [c.1830]. £150 - £200

Lot 327

327. ve r s C h i L L e n D e n e e r i n g e n, 12 woodcut illustrations of trades,

including a conjuror, each with accompanying couplet, dabbed

colouring, 410mm. by 340mm., Winschoten, H.V. Huisingh,

[c.1820]. £150 - £200

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Lot 328

328. BO n pO i n t, thirty six picture cards with tricks, puzzles, and

shadowgraphs, instructions or riddles on backs, 22 on grey card,

the remainder on yellow, eight duplicated, the grey cards somewhat

worn, Paris, A. Hatier, [c.1900]. £100 - £150

*** The tricks appear to be taken from the La Science Amusante by

Tom Tit [Arthur Good].

Lot 329

329. Ch i L D CO n j u r O r s 10 cards including one of a boy performing

with cups and mice, three different versions, one with gold background

and calendar for 1878 on back; a card with the same boy between

an organ grinder and a drummer; L’Escamoteur, depicting a boy in

white top hat, with cups and balls; another boy with angel’s wings, 2

copies, with different advertisements; Le Petit Physicien, depicting

a young wizard and his audience, Paris, J. Minot; Jouets-Physique,

depicting a young wizard, a large conjuring outfit behind him, Paris,

J. Minot, all lithographed in colour,1878-[c.1890]; and another of a

young conjuror reproduced from a photograph, titled Prfr. Stebbing,

[c.1900], all of them performing with cups and balls, in heavy card

mounts £150 - £200

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Lot 330

330. Ch i L D CO n j u r O r s 7 cards from a set of 12 depicting young

magicians performing tricks, and 6 variants, 13 in all, 7 with

instructions below, lithographed in colour with gold backgrounds,

four in heavy card mounts, Paris, Testu & Massin, [1879].

£150 - £200

Lot 331

331. Ch i L D CO n j u r O r s 16 cards including one of a boy performing

with cups and mice; a set of eight smaller cards, one with the same

design, others including a boy producing butterflies from a fan, and

other subjects, in excellent condition, Paris, for J. Conort; a boy

with angel’s wings, performing with cups, 2 variant issues; a young

wizard with cards; Un Bal d’Enfants, depicting two children dressed

as a witch and a page; a child producing miniature cattle from a

Leibig jar; two children in Harlequinade outfits beside a Punch and

Judy show, Paris, J. Minot; and a young female performer with an

audience of three, all lithographed in colour, [c.1880]. £200 - £300

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Lot 332

332. Ch i L D CO n j u r O r s, 18 cards including two of jugglers with

large soap bubbles, Paris, Testu & Massin; L’Escamoteur, depicting

a boy performing in a white top hat; a girl performing with white

rats; a miniature card with a boy performing with cups and mice;

a boy with angel’s wings, performing with cups, 2 variant issues;

Un Bal d’Enfants, depicting two children dressed as a witch and a

page; a child producing miniature cattle from a Leibig jar; a young

female performer with an audience of three, all lithographed in

colour, [c.1880]; Olibet, a card depicting a young conjuror holding

a cloth above a large box on which the name of the company

appears when exposed to sunlight, chipped at two corners and side,

Paris, Bouquet & Barry, [c.1895]. £200 - £300

333. Ci g a r e t t e Ca r D s, a collection including: War Incidents, [series

1], 15 of 25 cards; 2nd series, 15 of 25 cards and two duplicates, F.

& J. Smith, [1914-1915]; Countries and their Industries, 24 of 25

cards, lacking no.25, John Player, [1915]; Flower Culture in Pots,

50 cards, complete, Wills, [1925]; Ship’s Badges, 46 of 50 cards,

lacking 1, 22, 34, and 36, Wills, [1925]; Cinema Stars, 45 of 50

cards, lacking no.1, 3, 4, 10, and 50, Wills, [1928]; Champions of

Screen and Stage, 47 of 48 cards, lacking no.46, Park Drive, [1934];

Stars of Screen and Stage, 47 of 48 cards, Park Drive, [1935]; Shots

from Famous Films, 44 of 48 cards, lacking no.10, 12, 20, and 40,

Gallaher, [1935]; Garden Hints, 49 of 50 cards, lacking no.16, with

6 duplicates, Wills, [1938]; Speed, 48 of 50 cards, lacking 42 and

43, Wills, [1938]; Air Raid Precautions, 50 cards, complete, Wills,

[1938], slightly soiled and worn, a few cards in poor condition; and

about 450 cards from fourteen other packs £300 - £400

Lot 334

334. CL O W n s a n D C O n j u r O r s, 15 cards including a set of four

depicting clowns performing various tricks, with three variants,

three slightly stained, Paris, Bognard, [c.1880]; a clown seated

with cups and a ball, three variant copies, New York, Wemple &

Co, [c.1880]; L’Escamoteur, depicting a conjuror performing by

a riverside, n.p., [c.1880]; a conjuror at his table with cups and

a butterfly, n.p., [c.1880]; Diseurs de bonne Aventure, depicting

two fortune-tellers with speaking tubes, [c.1880]; Le Corbeau et le

Renard, a large card with front lifting to reveal a three-dimensional

scene with conjuror performing before an audience, advertising

“Au Bon Marché”, Paris, J.B. Goosens, [c.1895]; “La Récréation”

depicting a cups and balls man in eighteenth-century dress, Paris,

Hérold, [c.1895], all lithographed in colour, three in heavy card

mounts. £200 - £300

Lot 335

335. CO r B e a u e t L e re n a r D (Le), a large card with front lifting to

reveal a three-dimensional scene with conjuror performing before

an audience, advertising “Au Bon Marché”, Paris, J.B. Goosens,

[c.1895]; Olibet, a card depicting a young conjuror holding a cloth

above a large box on which the name of the company appears when

exposed to sunlight, in heavy card mount, Paris, Bouquet & Barry,

[c.1895]; and 13 cards advertising Chocolat Poulain, including “La

Récréation” depicting a cups and balls man in eighteenth-century

dress, lithographed in colours and gold, in heavy card mount,

Paris, Hérold, [c.1895]; and seven transformation cards depicting

a conjuror, three circus performers, and other subjects, revealing

extra content when held to the light, but unfortunately mounted

with two defective cards from the same series and others on a leaf

from an album, [Tourangelle, 1895], all lithographed in colour.

£100 - £150


Lot 336

336. ga n s (Die), a set of six Leibig cards depicting human

failings, each represented by a different bird, with illustration in the

background, Die Gans depicting a man being fooled by a wizard,

with three other versions in French, two advertising different

companies, lithographed in colour and gold, three in heavy card

mounts £75 - £100

Lot 337

337. Good (Arthur)] Tom Tit. [La sC i e n C e am u s a n t e], 9 cards

from the first series, the majority advertising Chocolat Guérin-

Boutron,. Paris, J. Minot, [1890]; Memoires d’un Ane, open-air

scene with cups and balls to one side, Paris, Minot, [c.1895]; Le

Magnetisme, depicting a conjuror gesturing towards a blindfolded

bust, [c.1895]; Le Charlatan (Florian), Paris, A, Billon, [c.1900]; an

open-air conjuror in top hat, [c.1910]; all lithographed in colour;

and 13 others, six in heavy card mounts (26) £200 - £300

338. tr i C k s a n D pu z z L e s, a complete set of 100 cigarette cards,

Gallaher, [1933] § Puzzle Series, a complete set of 50 cigarette

cards, R. & J. Hill Ltd, [1937] § Hey Presto, a complete set of 24

cards, and 19 duplicates, Edward Sharp & Sons, [1970], coloured

illustrations, instructions and solutions on backs. £125 - £175

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Lot 339 (actual size)

339. aB e C e D a i r e D e s art e s e t mé t i e r s, 22 engraved cards,

lacking F,U,W, and Z, coloured by hand, in original case, title and

illustration on one side, top and bottom edges split open, 49mm. by

37mm., [Paris?, c.1820]. £250 - £350

*** Each card illustrates a different trade, each with a Christian

name and title starting with the appropriate letter, apart from K

which depicts Kelmer, an Escamoteur.

Lot 340

340. aL p h a B e t Dé C O u p é, lithographed sheet by Geny-Gros with

an illustration of a magician producing letters for a group of

children, coloured by hand, an uncoloured lithograph for Loto

Geographique on back, in heavy card mount, 235mm. by 303mm.,

Paris, L. Saussine, [c.1860]. £100 - £150

❦ Miscellaneous Items

341. Bruce & Verne. iL L u s t r at e D p r O g r a m m e for their Musical and

Ventriloquial Entertainments at the New Assembly Rooms, South

Molton, 1883 § Follia Caffé Concerto con Ristorante, programme

with various coloured illustrations including a conjuror, framed

and glazed, Milan, [1894?] § Programme for St. George’s Hall,

including J.N. Maskeyne’s “Dancing Elf” and a revival of “Will,

the Witch, and the Watchman”, 1917, and Maskelyne’s Misteries,

illustrations, 1924; together with a collection of autogaph or typed

letters to Lewis Davenport signed by Howard Ballard, Dacre,

Charles Dratton, J. H. Drayton, George Le Roy, Lindon, Percy

Lytton, The Rodways, Morris St. Clair, Van Gelder, Herbert Victor,

Prof. Wareing, and Harry Whiteley, all but the last on headed paper,

some incorporating portraits; sixteen others, including a letter

written at his suggestion on Charlton’s headed paper; and seventeen

headed portions of other conjurors’ stationery, the majority soiled

or stained, [c.1900-1915]; and other ephemera. £125 - £175

342. Chung Ling Soo [William E. Robinson]. La r g e m e m O r a n D u m

s h e e t, small portrait within dragon border, printed in blue and gold;

and small memorandum sheet with head-and shoulders portrait in

profile, printed in red and black £100 - £150

Lot 343

343. CO m é D i e n s Or D i n a i r e s D u pe u p L e (Le s), donneront, au benefit

des Trépassés, la première representation de l’Anniversaire,

lithographed sheet by Delaporte, three illustrations coloured by

hand, several fold marks, one with short split, 403mm. by 497mm.,

[Paris], Aubert, [c.1835]. £125 - £175

*** One of the acts on the second of the three days was “Escamotage

du programme, tours de gobelet et de gibecière”.


344. Cr O s s re a D i n g s n O.3, lithograph of a wooden fence covered

with overlapping letterpress posters and bills, coloured by hand,

edges of the sheet slightly soiled, two very short tears in the

margins, 298mm. by 440mm., W.H.J. Carter, [c. 1865].

£100 - £150

*** The overlapping produces ludicrous readings such as “The

Davenport Brothers are Performing Donkeys”; and “Professor

Anderson will entertain Miss Menken on the wild horse

Mazeppa”.

345. fa n ta s m a s C O p e, card disc with 10 etched images of a conjuror

seated at a table with cups and ball, around inner circle of 10 similar

images of a young man, in heavy card mount, 175mm. diameter,

[c.1835]. £100 - £150

*** When the disc is spun round the conjuror performs and the

young man dances.

346. he a D s, BO D i e s, a n D Le g s, a large engraved sheet comprising

a set of twelve cards, each with the figure of an animal standing on

its hind legs or a bird, a similar set of twelve with humorous human

figures, and a set of twelve smaller cards with human figures,

engraved in duplicate, each card in three sections with letters of the

alphabet at either side, in heavy card mount, 301mm. by 397mm.,

[France, c.1815]. £500 - £750

*** Figures on this rare sheet include a conjuror with cups and

balls, an Indian juggler, Punch, a tight-rope walker, musicians, and

a sword swallower. Each card would have been divided into three

to produce a large number of extraordinary figures.

Lot 346

Lot 344

Lot 345

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347. ne W s pa p e r s. The London Gazette, April 1, 1689, with

a notice for Street-Players, Mountebanks, Rope Dancers, and

others; The Chelmsford Chronicle, July 10,1789, with a notice

regarding the suppression of the Tiptree Fair; The Salisbury and

Winchester Journal, Oct.11, 1790, with illustrated advertisement

for The Amazing Pig of Knowledge, upper outer corners and

centre fold repaired; The Morning Chronicle, April 6, 1797, with

an advertisement for Breslaw’s New various Entertainments; The

Morning Chronicle, June 6, 1797, with an advertisements for

Breslaw’s New various Entertainments and Astley’s Amphitheatre;

The Courier and Evening Gazette Aug.25, 1797, advertising

the ventriloquist Mr, Askins at Sadler’s Wells; The Columbian

Centinel, Boston, Feb.2 1803, advertising a Learned Goat;

The Kaleidoscope, March 30, 1821, with an article on Indian

Conjurors; The Macclesfield Courier Jan.10, 1824, with a long

account of the murder of the gambler William Weare; The Satirist,

Jan.2, 1842m with a glowing review of T. Mathews as the clown

in “Sixteen -String Jack”; The Saturday Magazine, May 23, 1835,

with illustrastion of “The Indian Snake-Charmers”; Paul Pry, July

11, 1857, recording a performance by Professor Henri, the Original

Lilliputian Magician in Hull; and 16 other English and European

newspapers, all nineteenth century, in portfolio (27) £200 - £300

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Lot 348

348. pi C t O r i a L C a L e n D a r f O r 1816, two engraved sheets with six

illustrations depicting acrobats, musicians, a conjuror, and other

street performers, pasted to either side of a contemporary sheet of

card, slightly stained, 214mm. by 283mm., [Paris, 1815].

£200 - £300

*** A similar illustration of the conjuror appears in Scenes

Populaire 100 Sujets by Jean Duplessi-Bertaux, in reverse and with

no buildings in the background.

349. Pictorial Music Cover. Leduc (Alphonse) Le pe t i t sO r C i e r,

lithographed throughout, pictorial title by Moucelot after N.?

Ledoux, 5 pp. music, restitched, oblong folio (270mm. by 347mm.),

Paris, [c.1850]. £150 - £200

*** The large illustration depicts a young conjuror in Philippe-style

attire performing a card trick to a large audience, cups and balls and

other apparatus on the table before him.

350. Pictorial Music Covers. Caron (G. Wolframm) Le s jO y e u x

re f r a i n s, cover design incorporating a fortune teller, Paris,

Joly, [c.1860] § Delange (Ch.M.) and Auguste Oliver, L’Ecole-

Buissonnière, cover illustrations including a boy with a conjuror,

Paris, F. Gauvin, [c.1860] § Marotte (Jan) and Jean Cis. L’Amour

Magicien, Paris, [1934?], all with lithographed pictorial covers

and music § Recuil des Costumes de la Bretagne & des autres

Contrées, lithographed pictorial title-page with vignette of a

conjuror performing with cups and balls, soiled and worn, Nantes,

Charpentier, 1829/31, all in heavy card mounts, folio (4)

£100 - £150

Lot 351

351. Pictorial Music Covers. Walker (H.) th e qu i e t st r e e t,

or Love Making under Difficulties, cover design by T.H. Jones

incorporating various street performers, [c.1850] § Moinaux (J.)

and V. Parizot. Le Célèbre Mufflardini, cover design by Bouchol

depicting a street conjuror, Paris, [c.1860] § Abadie (Louis) La

Gaité de Paillasse, cover design by Edme Guichard depicting

a conjuror with his three children in a garret, Paris, [c.1860] §

Chautagne (J. Marc) La Veuve Bilboquet, cover design by Leo

Loire depicting a street conjuror dressed as a female African native,

Paris, 1865 § Barle (E.) and L. Godefroy. Musée Comique de la

Jeunesse, cover depicting four characters including a Charlatan,

Paris, [c.1875] § Marotte (Jan) and Jean Cis. L’Amour Magicien,

Paris, [1934?] § Hornez (André) and Henri Betti. Rien dans les

Mains, Rien dans les Poches, Paris, 1948, all with lithographed

covers and music, slightly soiled and worn § Les Chansonniers de

Montmartre: Jaques Ferny, illustrations including a conjuror with

a single cup, original wrappers, Paris, [c.1900]; and 5 others, folio

(13) £200 - £300


Lot 352

352. Pictorial Music Covers. Roberts (H.S) pu n C h a n D ju D y

qu a D r i L L e; Punchinello Lancers, by Warwick Williams; and Punch

and Judy Polka, by Oscar Barrett, lithographed in colour, uniformly

framed and glazed, approximately 340mm. by 240mm., [c.1870-

1900]. £150 - £200

Lot 353

353. Postcards. L’es C a m O t e u r, depicting a conjuror performing on

a riverside, [Paris, c.1890]; Good (Arthur)] Tom Tit. [La Science

Amusante], four cards from a set of ten reproducing photographs of

children performing tricks, Nancy, [1903]; one of a man performing

the three card trick on an opened umbrella, Paris, [1903]; seven

cards depicting Indian jugglers, snake charmers and acrobats,

[c.1900-1910]; two of Punch and Judy shows in Paris and Rhyll,

1908 and 1913; together with a carte-de-visite portrait of a young

boy with his collection of apparatus; two stereoscopic views, one

of a child performing for others, the children dressed to resemble

those in the Testu & Massin trade cards, [c.1880], the other a posed

scene with conjuror, strongman and others apparently from the play

“L’Escamoteur”, [c.1900?]; and others including a carte-de-visite

portrait of Nadar, and seven other photographic portraits of Cham,

Bertall, and others in the Figaro-Album series (a small quantity)

£150 - £200

Lot 354

354. Puzzle sheet. “qu e s O rt i r a-t-iL D e C e gO B e L e t” (La Papillote

no.20), lithograph of a cup, ball and wand, the top rising to reveal a

standing figure and a set of demands below the caption “Paix a tout

prix”, coloured by hand, in heavy card mount, 295mm. by 232mm.,

[Paris, 1834?]. £125 - £175

355. re B u s Ca r D s, 16 engraved cards, printed on thin paper in

various colours, one hand-coloured within elaborate border, pasted

onto a quarto sheet within ruled ink framework, slightly stained,

230mm. by 180mm., [France, c.1800]. £200 - £300

*** The cards appear to come from different sets, each with

syllables replaced with miniature illustrations. On five cards the

text appears below a large illustration, one of which is a conjuror

performing with cups and balls.

Lot 356

356. re B u s s h e e t s, three lithographed sheets, each with 50

illustrations, one after Daumier, [c.1840]; the others published by

Gecon et Cie, Lyon, for 1846; and Aurosset, Lyon, [c.1850]; with

a similar sheet titled Fantaisies Diverses, Metz, Gangel, [c.1855],

average size 410mm. by 255mm. (4) £200 - £300

*** The illustrations include a conjuror on each sheet and other

entertainers.

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357. Talma and others. a C O L L e C t i O n O f p O s t C a r D p O rt r a i t s,

including two of Talma, others of Lewis Davenport, Walford

Bodie, Merlin, Murray, and Cardini; two humorous cards depicting

the three card trick; and over 100 portraits of Dan Leno, the clown

Just George, two of the trick cyclist A. Daunton-Shaw, Herman

Gorner, a Goliath of the Twentieth Century, and other performers,

63 signed or inscribed, [c.1915-1925]. £150 - £200

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Lot 358

358. Vue d’Optique. L’hO t e L D e vi L L e D e ga n D, engraving

coloured by hand, mounted on card, 327mm. by 411mm., [c.1780].

£250 - £350

*** The scene includes musicians playing on a balcony and a

conjuror performing at a table with cups and balls. The card is

pierced to produce rows of lights transforming the view to a night

scene when placed in a viewer or against a strong light. For another

version see lot 110.

Lot 359

359. Writing sh e e t, a large sheet with engraved pictorial border,

two illustrations of a conjuror producing a dove for a small audience,

and a tightrope walker at upper corners, a scene from a play below,

the central area with a poem “Erinnering” written by Martienus

Commandeur, the border coloured by hand, fold marks, slightly

stained, further writing on back, 413mm. by 333mm., Amsterdam,

de Wed. S. Ratelband en J. Bouwer, [c.1775]. £125 - £175


Lot 360

360. Abbott the Clown, a L a r g e p L ay B i L L for a benefit performance

for Abbott the Clown at the Theatre Royal, Birmingham, printed

in red, black, and yellow, the royal coat of arms multicoloured,

with large woodblock signed Horner, L’pool, printed in black and

grey with head-and- shoulders portrait and four illustrations of

Abbott in various balancing and acrobatic acts, framed and glazed,

760mm. by 240mm., Birmingham, James Upton, 1869.

£350 - £500

*** Abbott’s performance included his “Magic Chairs” and for one

night only “Dancing the Globe”. Other performers included James

Bennett and Miss Desborough in a favourite play, with “Ali Baba

and the 40 Thieves” concluding the programme.

❦ Posters and Playbills

Lot 361

361. Astley (Philip) DO u B L e-s i D e D h a n D B i L L for performances at

the Amphithéatre, Rue du Fauxbourg du Temple, featuring the

monkey Général Jaco and other acts, the reverse with 10 oval

woodcut illustrations of Jaco performing various feats, five on a

tightrope, 351mm. by 149mm., Paris, 1786. £400 - £600

362. Astley (Philip) ha n D B i L L f O r p e r f O r m a n C e s at t h e

am p h i t h é at r e, Rue du Fauxbourg du Temple, featuring various

equestrian acts, one titled Ventriloque Anglais, and the learned pig,

the monkey Général Jaco, and performing dogs, stained at upper

and lower right corners, 282mm. by 212mm., Paris, 1786.

£150 - £200

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Lot 363

363. Beni-Zoug-Zoug Arabs. a L a r g e p L ay B i L L for their last night

at the New Theatre Royal, Brighton, with large block signed Gillot

illustrating the troupe forming various human pyramids etc., framed

and glazed, 746mm. by 246mm., Brighton, T. Phillips, 1868.

£300 - £400

*** Performances of the Historical French Drama “Cartouche!”

and “The Porter’s Knot” were interspersed with various leaping

and balancing acts concluding with “The Whirlwind”, with The

Human Pyramids in forty-six tableaux.

Lot 364

364. Bixlerix. a L a r g e p O s t e r for Le Mysterieux Bixlerix, le

pluse fort de l’epoque, with head and shoulders portrait and 7

illustrations, lithographed in colour, folded, 1102mm. by 727mm.,

Brussels, F. Pepermans, [c.1925]. £250 - £350

365. Blitz (Signor) an e a r Ly h a n D B i L L for a performance at

the Assembly Rooms, Cheltenham, including Thaumaturgics,

performing with three hands, two learned half-crowns, and the

dancing of five dinner plates, framed and glazed, 263mm. by

181mm., Cheltenham, 1833. £300 - £400


Lot 366

366. Chung Ling Soo [William E. Robinson]. Li t h O g r a p h e D

p O s t e r with silhouette head and shoulders profile portrait,

printed in red and black, framed and glazed, 558mm. by 265mm.,

Birmingham, James Upton, [c.1905]. £750 - £1,000

367. Cookes’ Circus. DO u B L e h a n D B i L L for a Grand Equestrian

Jubilee, the programme including Mr. James Cooke performing in

the character of Ramo Taj Mahal the Renowned Indian Magician,

449mm. by 143mm., J. Brydon, 1840. £150 - £200

368. Du C a s s e re g i m e n ta i r e, lithographed poster for a June 25th

celebration, pictorial border depicting various performers including

a conjuror, coloured by hand, 417mm. by 300mm., [c.1890?] § The

Great Levante Magical Revue, printed in red and blue with portrait

head, folded, 1010mm. by 384mm., [c.1950?] § Royal Theatre of

Magic, letterpress poster featuring Chris Charlton, Fred Culpitt,

and others, slightly stained, tear repaired, folded, 755mm. by

507mm., [c.1950], and 40 others, the majority reproductions,

various sizes, in portfolio. £100 - £150

369. Grimaldi (Joseph) th r e e h a n D B i L L s for the Theatre Royal

Covent Garden, all for performances of “Harlequin & Fortunio”

featuring Mr. Grimaldi and Master Joe Grimaldi, preceded by “Jane

Shore”, “The Stranger”, or “The Gamester”, uniformly framed and

glazed, 293mm. by 169mm., Dec. 28, 1815-Jan.11, 1816.

£150 - £200

*** The three bills were annotated on the backs by a manager or

some other member of staff, giving details of the audience and

money taken. The earliest was to “an overflowing house”.

370. Moodaya (Mooty). ha n D B i L L f O r mO O t y mO O D aya, the

Indian from Madras, performing Magic of the Egyptians and

other conjuring at Dubourg’s Splendid Mechanical Museum &

Cosmorama, corners cut away, framed and glazed, 245mm. by

181mm., dated by hand 1840. £150 - £200

Lot 371

371. pr O g r a m m e: 14e an n i v e r s a i r e D e s jO u r n é e s D e ju i L L e t, large

poster with large woodcut illustration and letterpress text, in heavy

card mount, 562mm. by 444mm., [Paris], P. Daudoin, [1844].

£100 - £150

*** Events were to celebrate the 1830 revolution. The woodcut

scene includes a conjuror at his table with cups and balls, a traveling

theatre, and a freak show, a balloon and fireworks above.

372. [Pyott (Harold)] th e en g L i s h tO m th u m B at t h e eg y p t i a n

ha L L letterpress handbill, framed and glazed, 485mm. by 112mm.,

[c.1846]. £150 - £200

*** Harold Pyott appeared as Shaw the Life Guardsman, Sir Roger

de Coverley, Napoleon Buonaparte and other characters. According

to one of the press opinions he was thirty four inches high and

sixteen years old.

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373. Ramo Samee. ha n D B i L L f O r t h e at h e n a e u m sa L O O n

advertising the first performances there, including Ramo Samee,

the celebrated Indian Juggler, two short tears not affecting text,

338mm. by 415mm., W. Smith, [dated by hand 1830]. £150 - £200

374. Russell (Fred) a L a r g e p L ay B i L L f O r t h e sh e f f i e L D em p i r e,

printed in blue with illustration of R.A. Roberts in “Dick Turpin”

lithographed in colour, framed and glazed, 883mm. by 276mm.,

Birmingham, James Upton, 1906. £150 - £200

*** Fred Russell [Thomas Frederick Parnell] appeared on the bill

with his famous Comrade Coster Joe, considered to be the first

knee-sitting vent. doll. He first performed professionally in 1886,

and became known as the Father of Modern Ventriloquism. Other

performers on the bill include the comedian James Fawn and My

Fancy, the Queen of Sand Dancers.

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Lot 375

375. Usher (Richard) a L a r g e h a n D B i L L f O r “CL O W n ’s tr i p tO

t h e mO O n, O r ha r L e q u i n in h i s eL e m e n t”, staged with two plays

at the Theatre Alnwick, woodcut illustration, 371mm. by 182mm.,

Alnwick, Davison, 1832. £150 - £200

*** Usher was the clown in the Harlequinade. In one of several

feats he appeared to take several leaps through the roof of the

theatre.

Lot 376

376. Walton (George) a L a r g e p L ay B i L L f O r t h e th e at r e rO ya L

Br i g h t O n for the benefit of Jolly George Walton and members

of the Walton family in “the most successful Pantomime ever

produced in Brighton” Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and a “grand

triple harlequinade”, large woodcut illustration of George Walton

as a clown, printed on yellow paper, short tear at upper edge

slightly affecting coat of arms, 753mm. by 248mm., Brighton, T.

Phillips, [1831 or 1836]. £250 - £350


❦ Decorative Objects

Lot 377

377. an g e L CO n j u r O r, a fine polychrome porcelain group with

a young angel performing with cups and balls for a young man

and two women in eighteenth century dress, 200mm. high, [19th

century]. £1,250 - £1,750

*** From the collection of Christian Fechner, with label attached

to base.

378. Campagni. a L a r g e t e r r a C O t ta f i g u r e O f a j u g g L e r standing

in clown costume holding three large balls between his arms, signed

on base, 680mm. high. £200 - £300

Lot 379 Lot 378

379. Ch i L D CO n j u r O r, a rectangular ceramic planter decorated in

blue and gold, the sides depicting a youth performing with cups and

balls for four children, a classical woman’s head within a frame of

olive leaves, and two cartouches with birds and foliage, 210mm.

high, 355mm. by 180mm., [late 19th century]. £400 - £600

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380. Cu p s a n D Ba L L s CO n j u r O r, a fine polychrome porcelain figure

of a conjuror in eighteenth-century dress standing behind his table,

1135mm. high, [latter half of the 19th century]. £2,000 - £3,000

381. Cu p s a n D Ba L L s CO n j u r O r, a porcelain inkwell formed from

a conjuror standing at his table, his hair and face coloured, 125mm.

high, [late 19th century]. £300 - £400

382. pe r f O r m i n g Be a r, standing upright beside a drum placed on

a chair, a beater and tambourine at its feet, 280mm. high, [late 19th

century?]; with two Delft tiles depicting stilt walkers and a tight

rope act, 134mm. square; and twelve other pieces. £150 - £200

383. BO n n e t e a u (Le), plate with coloured illustration of the three

card trick being played within a border of cards, dice and dominoes,

216mm. diameter, Sarreguemines, [late 19th century]. £250 - £350

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Lot 384 Lot 386

384. Carlton [Arthur Carlton Philps].- sO u v e n i r D i s h with fulllength

figure of Carlton in colour, various captions, and inscription

‘Yours sincerely “Carlton”’, 237mm. diameter, [c.1910]. £200 - £300

385. Ch at e a u D’ea u, Boulevard du Temple, the view with a

conjuror and the border over a yellow ground, 208mm. diameter,

L.L. & T, [early 19th century]. £100 - £150

386. Ch i e n mu n i t O (Le) gagnant son maitre aux Dominoes, partly

coloured illustration within coloured ornamental border with

flowers, maker’s incised stamp on base, 207mm. diameter, Greil,

[c.1825]. £300 - £400

*** Munito was one of the most famous performing animals of the

19th century, presented by Signor Castelli. The poodle appeared

first in London in 1817 before touring in Europe.

387. Ch i e n mu n i t O (Le) gagnant son maitre aux Dominoes,

another example, without maker’s incised stamp on base, slightly

worn, 209mm. diameter, [Greil, c.1825?]. £250 - £350

388. Ch i e n mu n i t O (Le) gagnant son maitre aux Dominoes, another

example, uncoloured, maker’s incised stamp on base, 206mm.

diameter, Greil, [c.1825]. £250 - £350

389. De v i n e t t e s 10, a small plate with an illustration by H. Cofeland

depicting two men in front of a conjuror’s table, captioned “Quelle

difference y a t’I entre Mr. et un melon?”, two versions, one with

blue decorative surround, the other red, 190mm., diameter, Dicoin

de Sarreguemines, [late 19th century]. £150 - £200

390. De v i n e t t e s 10, three other examples, one with blue decorative

surround, the others smaller, one with moulded wicker effect

within line border, the other with blue tinted shaped edge, the

last with slight chips, 190, 181, or 169mm. diameter, Dicoin de

Sarreguemines, [late 19th century]. £200 - £300

391. es C a m O t e u r (L’); Le Charlatan; Le Tireur de Cartes, and L’Ane

Savant, 4 plates from a series depicting street performers, within

elaborate floral border, 207mm. diameter, Porcelaine Opaque,

Gien, [c.1850]. £400 - £600

Lot 389

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Lot 394

Lot 395

392. es C a m O t e u r (L’) a n D Le Ch a r L ata n, 2 plates from the same

series, the first in blue, 207mm. diameter, Porcelaine Opaque, Gien,

[c.1850] § Proverbes-Rébus no.6, the three illustrations including

a sword swallower, with a border of human figures amongst vines,

192mm. diameter, Creil et Montereau, [c.1850] (3) £250 - £350

393. es C a m O t e u r (L’), plate with coloured illustration of a street

conjuror and his audience, within ornamental border with birds and

flowers, 207mm. diameter, [late 19th century]. £300 - £400

394. fê t e D e CO r n e va L 9: La fe m m e gé a n t e, the illustration within

blue border composed of groups of musical instruments, 205mm.

diameter, Creil et Montereau, [c.1850] § Proverbes-Rébus no.6,

the three illustrations including a sword swallower, with a border

of human figures amongst vines, 192mm. diameter, Creil et

Montereau, [c.1850] § Le Camelot, depicting a street conjuror,

captioned “Pour tout dire je m’adresse au public In-tel-ligent”,

185mm. diameter, St. Amand, [c.1900] (3) £150 - £200

395. Om B r O m a n i e (L’), no.2 and 4-8: L’Ecureuil; La Tête de Négre;

Le Loup: Le Chat; Le Boeuf; and Le Lapin; the shadowgraph

illustrations within ornamental border, 18mm. diameter, Creil &

Montereau, [late 19th century]. £300 - £400


Lot 396 Lot 398

396. pa i L L a s s e, plate with illustration of a clown dancing over a

royal crown and republican hat, cups and balls on a table behind

him, numbered 7, within elaborate ornamental border, 195mm.

diameter, Creil et Montereau, [c.1850] £150 - £200

397. pa i L L a s s e, another example. 195mm. diameter, Creil et

Montereau, [c.1850]. £150 - £200

398. pa r a D e e D pL a i n-ve n t (La); La Musique Ambulant; La

Menagerie Ambulante; La Danse des Chiens, Le Dentiste, 5

plates from a series depicting street performers, within elaborate

ornamental border, 210mm. diameter, Gien, Geoffrey et Cie,

[c.1850]. £350 - £500

399. pLaisirs fO r a i n s n O.2: L’Arracheur des Dents, the illustration

by J. Copeland within ornamental border, Gien, Geoffroy et Cie.,

[c.1850] Proverbes-Rébus no.6, the three illustrations including a

sword swallower, with a border of human figures amongst vines,

192mm. diameter, Creil et Montereau, [c.1850] § Le Camelot,

depicting a street conjuror, captioned “Pour tout dire je m’adresse

au public In-tel-ligent”, 185mm. diameter, St. Amand, [c.1900] (3)

£175 - £225

400. pO u r D e u x s O u s O n C e fa i t p r e D i r e u n ava n C e m e n t, the

illustration of a fortune teller and a soldier, within a border of

Roman heads and groups of weapons, 200mm. diameter, H.B.,

[mid 19th century] § Proverbes-Rébus no.6, the three illustrations

including a sword swallower, with a border of human figures

amongst vines, 192mm. diameter, Creil et Montereau, [c.1850] §

Le Camelot, depicting a street conjuror, captioned “Pour tout dire

je m’adresse au public In-tel-ligent”, 185mm. diameter, St. Amand,

[c.1900] (3) £175 - £225

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Lot 403

401. au t O m at O n C L O C k, the movement with metal dial, in a large

gilt wood architectural case, wood with plaster decoration in the

oriental style, an oriental conjuror at his table below performing

with cups and balls, not in working order, slight damage to the

baseboard, 400mm. high, [mid 19th century]. £2,000 - £3,000

402. Dit L e passé e t L’av e n i r, a fine ornamental clock, the enamelled

dial with roman numerals, supended within a gilt metal portico,

the ormolu fittings comprising a ten-pointed star surrounding the

dial, a cupid performing with cups and two flaming hearts above,

a torchere, trophies, and winged lions forming legs at either side,

a curtain at the foot of the stand with the words “Dit le passé et

l’avenir”, and a cherub’s head against a sunburst forming the

weight of the pendulum, with key, 440mm. high, Paris, [early 19th

century]. £4,000 - £6,000

403. es C a m O t e u r C L O C k, the enamelled dial with roman numerals

and ornamental gilt hands, the ormolu case with a young conjuror

wearing a helmet-like hat, standing with raised wand behind his

table with cups and balls, his dog looking towards him, on ebonised

wood base with adjustable feet and decoration on front, with key,

235mm. high, [mid 19th century]. £2,000 - £3,000


Lot 404 Lot 405

404. es C a m O t e u r C L O C k, the enamelled dial with roman and arabic

numerals, the ormolu case with a young conjuror wearing a helmetlike

hat, standing with raised wand behind his table with cups and

balls, his dog looking towards him, with key, 205mm. high, [mid

nineteenth century]. £2,000 - £3,000

405. es C a m O t e u r C L O C k, the enamelled dial with roman and arabic

numerals and elaborate gilt hands, the ormolu case with a young

conjuror wearing a flat hat, standing with raised wand pointing to

a sign which reads “De Par Le Roy”, his table with cups and balls

in front of him, his dog lying down below the sign, on marble base,

adjustable gilt feet, with key, 220mm. high, [mid 19th century].

£2,000 - £2,500

406. es C a m O t e u r C L O C k, the movement by Paigan & Homas?,

the enamelled dial with roman and arabic numerals and festoon

decoration, the gilt metal case with a young conjuror wearing a

helmet-like hat, standing with broken wand pointing to a sign which

reads “De Par Le Roy”, a table in front of him, his cups below the

clock, the boy and his dog with a black finish, the base with applied

gilt metal decoration, with key, 265mm. high, [mid 19th century].

£1,750 - £2,250

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Lot 407

Lot 408

Lot 409

407. es C a m O t e u r C L O C k, the enamelled dial with roman and Arabic

numerals, the gilt metal case with a young conjuror wearing a

helmet-like hat, standing with his wand pointing to a sign which

reads “De Par Le Roy”, a table in front of him with cups, his dog

lying down below the sign, on a black stone base with applied gilt

metal decoration, with key, 265mm. high, [mid 19th century].

£1,500 - £2,000

408. sa Lt i m B a n q u e C L O C k, the enamelled dial with roman and

arabic numerals, the cast and painted metal case with a man and his

dog attracting an audience, cups and balls on the table below the

movement, 330mm. high, [c.1900?]. £400 - £600

409. th e at r e gr i n g a L L, the movement by Brown & Son, Paris,

with decorated enamel dial, and ornamental gilt hands, the gilt

metal case with drum containing the movement between the

standing figures of a man with drumstick and cymbals and a girl

with a tambourine, a notice on the curtains behind them worded

“Theatre Gringall. This Evening Grand Representation”, with a

monkey seated above, 380mm. high, [later 19th century].

£1,500 - £2,000


Lot 410 Lot 413

410. Barye (Antoine-Louis) a DO g tr a i n e r, a large bronze figure

of a man dressed in a clown costume, hoop in hand, his poodle

standing on its hind legs, signed, 385mm. high, [c.1850].

£1,500 - £2,000

411. Bradbury (Ray) th e street ma g i C i a n, pewter figure of the

magician at his table with cups and balls, various other props below,

number 76 of the limited edition, 140mm. high, 1989. £150 - £200

412. Bradbury (Ray) ma g i C a L mO m e n t s, pewter figure of a seated

cherub reading the instructions for Cups and Balls, on wooden base,

number 28 of 300 copies, with signed certificate, 70mm. high, n.d.

£100 - £150

413. Ch i L D aC r O B at s, a pair of bronze candlesticks, each with a

young acrobat standing on his partner’s shoulders balancing a tub

on his head, various props on the ground below, 260mm. high,

[19th century]. £1,000 - £1,500

414. Debay (Jean-Baptiste) Ch i L D CO n j u r O r s, a pair of bronze

candle holders, both with the same figure of a young naked boy

standing, arms folded, balancing a floral cornucopia with gilt petals

on his chin, two cups, three balls, two hoops and a wand at their

feet, signed Jean Debay on bases, on ebonised turned wood plinths,

385mm. high., [19th century] £1,500 - £2,000

415. Debay (Jean-Baptiste) Ch i L D CO n j u r O r, a bronze candle

holder with the figure of a young naked boy standing, arms folded,

balancing a floral cornucopia on his chin, two cups, three balls, two

hoops and a wand at his feet, signed Jean Debay on base, 200mm.

high, [19th century]. £600 - £800

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416. Ch i L D CO n j u r O r s, a pair of bronze candle holders both with the

same figure of a young naked boy standing, arms folded, balancing

a cornucopia on his chin, two cups, three balls, two hoops and a

wand at their feet, 185mm. high, [19th century]. £1,000 - £1,500

*** The figures and bases in this lot are almost identical to those by

Debay apart from the redesigned cornucopia.

417. Ch i L D CO n j u r O r, the gilt metal figure of a young naked boy

standing, arms folded, balancing a large hoop on his chin, two cups,

three balls, two hoops and a wand at his feet, 230mm. high, [19th

century]. £500 - £750

*** The figures in this and the following three lots are similar to

those by Debay, but all have the props at their feet in different

arrangements.

418. Ch i L D CO n j u r O r, the cast brass figure of a young naked boy

standing, arms folded, with two cups, three balls, two hoops and a

wand at his feet, 140mm. high, [19th century]. £300 - £400

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Lot 422

419. Ch i L D CO n j u r O r s, two brass figures of a young boy in trunks,

standing, arms folded, one with two cups, two balls (another

missing), two hoops and a wand at his feet, the other with only one

cup and two balls. 145mm. high, [19th century]. £200 - £300

*** Both figures originally balanced a hoop or other object on their

chins.

420. Ch i L D CO n j u r O r s, two brass figures of a young naked boy,

standing, arms folded, one with two cups, three balls, two hoops

and a wand at his feet, the other with one cup less, 140mm. high,

[19th century]. £250 - £350

421. Ch i L D CO n j u r O r, the brass figure of a young boy balancing

a barrel on his head, a cup, goblet, ball and wand at his feet, a

cylinder holding a large inverted cup and ball snuffer to one side,

the figure loose, 130mm. high, [19th century] £200 - £300

422. Ch i L D ju g g L e r s, a gilt metal candle holder, two young boys

reclining, one supporting a drum on his raised foot, the handle

formed from a miniature French horn, 100mm. high, [19th

century]. £1,000 - £1,500


Lot 425

423. Ch i L D ju g g L e r, a bronze candle holder, a young boy reclining,

supporting a drum on his raised foot, the handle formed from a

miniature French horn, [19th century]. £500 - £750

*** The figure and handle are the same as the previous lot, with the

base redesigned to suit the single figure.

424. Ch i L D We i g h t L i f t e r, a cast metal candle holder formed from

the figure of a young boy balancing single-footed on a large ball,

supporting a drum on his head and a heavy weight on his outsteched

arm, 205mm. high, [19th century]. £250 - £350

425. fr i s e-pO u L e t, a bronze desk set in the form of a conjuror

at his table with cups and balls, his case, trumpet, drum and the

ornamental feet gilt, 210mm. high, [second half of the 19th

century]. £3,500 - £5,000

*** This fine piece appears to be the same as that in the Milborne

Christopher collection. The name is that of a conjuror in Charles

Yriarte’s “Les Celebrités de la Rue”. The conjuror’s hat lifts to hold

a pen, the case opens to contain stamps, the trumpet acted as a seal,

and the drum forms the inkwell. The small figure on the centre cup

could be depressed to ring a bell, no longer working.

426. ja pa n e s e aC r O B at s, a bronze with reclining figure, fan in

hand, supporting a large urn, a child contortionist balancing of the

rim with a fan in his mouth, 245mm. high, [19th century].

£500 - £750

Lot 423

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Lot 427

Lot 428

Lot 429

Lot 430

Lot 431

427. ju g g L e r, the bronze figure standing hat in hand, batons and

balls at his feet, 180mm. high, [19th century]. £400 - £600

*** The juggler has a strap over his shoulder supporting an ornate

holder. It is possible that a pole or some other object was at one

time fitted to it

428. ju g g L e r, the bronze figure in clown costume standing legs

apart, juggling with balls, 180mm. high, [19th century].

£300 - £400

429. ju g g L e r, the cast metal figure in clown costume holding up a

ball, others at his feet, 145mm. high, [19th century?]. £200 - £300

430. ju g g L e r, a candle holder in the form of a cast metal reclining

figure, balancing a vase on his upraised foot, and a large ball in

each hand, 110mm. high, [19th century]. £200 - £300

431. ju g g L e r, the silver-plated figure in clown costume balancing

three trays on short rods on his head and hands, 180mm. high,

[c.1900?]. £200 - £300


Lot 432

432. LO t t e ry sta n D. the cast iron stand with the coloured figure

of a serving woman with raised bottle at her counter below a brass

wheel of fortune enclosing a gouache image signed Vincent of a

conjuor and assistant, three cards laid on a carpet in front of his

table, the table cloth with a notice reading “Il s’agit d’escamoter

monsieur”, 360mm. high, [c.1840?]. £2,000 - £3,000

*** This appears to be the example for the collection of Dr. and

Mme. Marteret. Another version with the same image but different

base was sold in the Christian Fechner sale, 2004.

433. Perrot (H.) a B r O n z e i n k W e L L with a young boy in gilt pants

standing beside a table with cups, balls and cards, the top lifting

to reveal the ink container, signed on base, 135mm. high, [19th

century]. £1,000 - £1,500

434. Ch i L D CO n j u r O r, a gilt metal inkwell based on the bronze by

H. Perrot with a young boy balancing an inverted hat above a sword

on the top of his head, standing beside a table with cups, balls and

cards, the top lifting to reveal the ink container, 200mm.high, [19th

century]. £500 - £750

Lot 433

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435. pe r f O r m i n g Be a r s, a pair of cast metal candlesticks, each with

a bear standing upright, holding up a pole with a basket balanced

on top and a white cat climbing towards it, 315mm. high, [19th

century]. £800 - £1,200

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Lot 436 Lot 437

436. pe r f O r m i n g ha r e, the bronze figure of a man holding a

tambourine, played by a hare standing on a box lettered “Roulez our

la Patrie”, on marble base, 230mm. high, [c.1850]. £600 - £800

437. pu n C h, a pewter jar and lid with two scenes depicting Punch

and Toby around the side, 165mm. high, [c.1900?]. £150 - £200


Lot 438

Lot 440

438. sa Lt i m B a n q u e, the brass figure standing with a ladder, his hat

on a basket and a drum to either side, eggs and a bag at his feet,

180mm. high, [19th century]. £400 - £600

439. st r O n g ma n, the large bronze figure standing with his hat and

coat on a drum behind him, a 20 kilo weight at his feet, 500mm.

high, [19th century]. £1,500 - £2,000

Lot 439

440. sn u f f BO x, carved wood, the lid depicting a conjuror

performing with cups and balls for a soldier, the bottom with an

ornamental design incorporating the head and shoulders portrait

of a soldier, a similar head at the other end cut away, the bottom

cracked and repaired, 76mm. long, [c.1850] £300 - £400

441. th r e e g L a s s s L i D e s, one with four figures including a cups and

balls performer, the other two with five figures including a Chinese

conjuror, approximately 270mm. by 70mm., [late 19th century].

£75 - £100

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Lot 442

442. Brooke (Ken) th e mu Lt i p Ly i n g ma rt i n i s, the nine imitation

bottles, two sleeves, and two glasses with instructions, in small

metal suitcase, 303mm. high. £400 - £600

443. Cu p s a n D BaLLs, four sets of cups in copper, plated metal,

polished alloy, and ceramic, a large collection of balls in various

sizes and materials, a Mikame Craft Super Cup, with instructions,

in original wooden box, and a large quntity of props, gimmicks and

joke items, including an early die box, one flap detatched, two sets

of linking rings, a collapsable metal table, the sections pierced with

large card suit symbols, a set of three circular nesting boxes in exotic

turned wood, a collapsible opera hat, a chapeaugraphy felt, two silks

with spring pulls, a layered plastic case containing dice, thimbles,

coins and other small props, Bob Read’s home-made dog carrier, five

hats made from folded newspaper as seen on Bob Read’s “Virtual

Surreality”, various wands, wallets, watches, etc., a collection

of coins and tokens, several packs of cards and card tricks, three

monster hands, a cleaver in the neck and knife through the neck,

imitation electric saws, a large old wooden rattle, a rattling teeth

revolver, a spring snake, imitation fruit, vegetables, meat and fish,

moulded false noses, two white fabric hens, two fake racoons, and a

fake skunk, the collection in seven plastic crates £350 - £500

❦ Apparatus

Lot 444

444. Hofzinser (Johann Nepomuk).- a s e t O f t h r e e p L at e D m e ta L

C u p s, originally the property of Hofzinser, 100mm. high, [19th

century] £10,000 - £15,000

*** The cups were apparently comissioned by Hofzinser and

made from a special alloy in the 1860’s. They were subsequently

purchased by Keith Clark from Ottokar Fischer at the time that he

was performing in a music hall in Vienna in 1928. He persuaded

Fischer to part with the cups after Fischer had organized a party to

celebrate Clark’s honorary membership of the Vienna Magic Circle.

They then became the property of Christian Fechner, from whom

they were acquired by Bob Read in the I970’s. A copy of Keith

Clark’s letter of authenticity and Ottokar Fischer’s The Magic of

Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser translated by Richard Hatch in which

the cups are illustrated are included in the lot.

Lot 445

445. ve n t r i L O q u i s t’s Ca n e, the black cane with the model of a

ventriloquist doll’s head, 885mm. overall, the head 88mm. high

£150 - £200


446. Anon. L’es C a m O t e u r, a small pencil drawing of a street

magician performing with cups and balls, in heavy card mount,

104mm. by 72mm., [c.1850]. £100 - £170

*** From the Pecci-Blunt collection, with stamp on back,

accompanied by an autograph letter from Christopher Woodward

and typed description giving details of provenance.

Lot 447

447. Anon. pa r i s n O. 1e r, sepia wash drawing depicting three rows

of street vendors and others, each figure captioned, slightly spotted

and soiled, laid down, 284mm.by 450mm., [c.1820]. £500 - £750

*** The subjects include a conjuror with cups and balls, and a Punch

and Judy show. The drawing was possibly made for reproduction

as a picture sheet.

❦ Paintings and Drawings

Lot 448

448. Anon. a C O n j u r O r p e r f O r m i n g tO a n a u D i e n C e W i t h C u p s a n D

B a L L s, accompanied by a fiddler, watercolour drawing, framed and

glazed, 300mm. by 428mm., [Italy, c.1830]. £3,500 - £5,000

*** From the collection of Christian Fechner.

Lot 449

449. Anon. a s t r e e t C O n j u r O r s e at e D at a ta B L e, trumpet in hand,

cups and balls on the table, with an audience of five, oil painting

on wood panel, in elaborate gilt frame, 490mm. by 416mm., [Italy,

c.1850]. £2,500 - £3,500

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Lot 450

450. Batty (Captain Robert) a v i e W O f st r a s B O u r g, with a crowd

gathered around a conjuror performing with cups and balls in the

square below the cathedral, sepia ink drawing, framed and glazed,

194mm. by 134mm., [c.1830]. £300 - £400

*** Included in the lot are two copies of the engraved view by

Charles Heath taken from the drawing, one coloured by hand..

Lot 451

451. Benard (Ulysse) a C O n j u r O r in e i g h t e e n t h-C e n t u ry D r e s s

performing with cups and balls, oil painting on wood panel, signed

and dated 1851, in elaborate gilt frame, 208mm. by 168mm.

£2,000 - £3,000

Lot 452

452. Bilcoq (Marie Marc Antoine) a C O n j u r O r p e r f O r m i n g W i t h

C u p s a n D B a L L s at a table to an outdoor audience, ink and wash

drawing, signed and dated 1780, framed and glazed, 192mm. by

261mm. £1,500 - £2,000

*** From the collection of Dr. and Mme. Marteret.

Lot 453

453. Brenthall (Albert E.) he a D a n D s h O u L D e r s p O rt r a i t O f ge O r g e

rO B e y wearing a hat with a cigar at the side of his mouth, coloured

crayon and wash drawing, short tear at one side, a caption at lower

right corner deleted, signed and dated 1914, framed, 505mm. by

378mm. £300 - £400

*** A copy of the music for “The Bing Boys are Here”, with

Hassall’s cover design portaying George Robey and Alfred Lester

is included in the lot.


454. Broos (Jean Jaques Zuidema) a C O n j u r e r p e r f O r m i n g W i t h

C u p s a n D B a L L s at a crowded eighteenth century village fete, a

tight-rope walker in the background, a Punch and Judy show at the

right side, large watercolour drawing, signed, framed and glazed,

289mm. by 381mm., [c.1875]. £10,000 - £15,000

*** From the collection of Dr. and Mme. Marteret.

Lot 454

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455. Ch i n e s e CO n j u r O r s a n D ju g g L e r s, 11 rice-paper drawings,

one with split, two stained, in three frames, approximately 80mm.

by 110mm. £200 - £300

456. Danjou (Alfred Henri) “fê t e D e s LO g e s”, depicting a cook,

diners, and in the background a conjurer performing with cups and

balls, crayon drawing on tinted paper heightened with white, titled,

signed and dated 1850, framed and glazed, 258mm. by 317mm.

£500 - £750

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Lot 456

457. Doyle (Charles Altemont) a t h i m B L e r i g g e r performing on

a collapsible table at a race track, with accomplices and victim,

watched by a young couple passing by, ink and watercolour

drawing, signed with monogram, framed and glazed, 179mm. by

319mm., [c.1870]. £1,000 - £1,500


458. Fichel (Benjamin Eugène) an e i g h t e e n t h C e n t u ry t av e r n

i n t e r i O r with a young man performing with cups and balls for an

audience grouped around a table, oil painting on wood panel, signed

and dated 1882, in elaborate gilt frame, 307mm. by 450mm.

£7,500 - £10,000

459. Maddocks (Peter) nO W y O u s e e it - n O W y O u D O n’t, ink

drawing of a businessman operating two cups, published in the Daily

Telegraph, 29th Jan., 1983, with the page on which it appeared,

in heavy card mount, 171mm. by 211mm. § Collignon (Jos) [A

cups and balls performance], ink drawing for a cartoon published

in De Tijd, 1985, signed, with printed version, 324mm. by 234mm.

§ Blower (Patrick) “Will magician survive test unscathed?”, ink

and blue wash drawing of Tony Blair standing on top of a London

Eye capsule, published in the Evening Standard 28th August 2003,

signed, 247mm. by 319mm.; Magician suspended in glass box,

ink and blue wash drawing of Geoff Hoon suspended above the

Thames, published in the Evening Standard 5th Sept. 2003, signed,

265 by 327mm.; and another (5) £200 - £300

460. Noel (O.) a p e r f O r m i n g m O n k e y, ink and wash heightened

with white on tinted paper, signed, framed and glazed, 247mm. by

364mm., [c.1850]. £350 - £500

*** The drawing appears to be for a decorative panel. The monkey is

in renaissance dress, playing a totally imaginary lute-shaped bowed

instrument. Behind him are cups and balls stacked on a drum.

461. Ryan (Willie) a B L i n D f O L D e D m a n p e r f O r m i n g W i t h C u p s, a

large gouache design on card, 475mm. by 370mm. £100 - £150

*** The design is reproduced on the upper cover of Conferences &

Exhibitions International, September 1983. A copy of this issue is

included in the lot.

Lot 458

Lot 459

Lot 460

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Lot 462

462. Bland (Joseph) ne W iL L u s t r at e D Cata L O g u e of Extraordinary

Novelties in Conjuring Tricks, Mechanical Automatons, Puzzles and

Magical Apparatus, title printed in red and black, wood-engraved

illustrations including view of the “Magical Repository”, spotted

at beginning and end, original decorative printed wrappers, worn,

upper cover and title-page loose, 8vo, [1874?]. £350 - £500

463. Caveney (Mike) and William Rauscher. se r va i s Le rO y,

mO n a r C h O f my s t e ry, number 73 of 1000 copies, inscribed by both

authors to Chris Pratt, 16 coloured plates, numerous illustrations,

five loosely inserted facsimiles, original cloth gilt, dust jacket,

folio, Pasadena, 1999 £150 - £200

464. Christopher (Milbourne) pa n O r a m a O f ma g i C, coloured

plates, illustrations, original wrappers, folio, New York, 1962; The

Illustrated History of Magic, coloured plates, illustrations, 4to, New

York, 1973 § Dawes (Edwin A.) The Great Illusionists, illustrations,

4to, 1979 § Dawes (Edwin A.) and Arthur Setterington. The Book of

Magic, inscribed by Eddie Dawes to Chris Pratt, illustrations, some

coloured, 4to, 1986 § Fisher (John) Paul Daniels and the History

of Magic, illustrations, some coloured, 8vo, 1987 § Waters (T.A.)

The Encyclopedia of Magic and Magicians, illustrations, 4to, New

York, 1988 § Whaley (Bart) Who’s Who in Magic, second printing,

limited to 500 copies, illustrations, cloth, original wrappers bound

in, folio, Wallace, 1991 § Dawes (Edwin) and Michael Bailey. Circle

without End, illustrations, original wrappers, 4to, unopened, 2005,

all but the first and last two in original cloth or boards and dust

jackets, various sizes (8) £100 - £150

The Property of the late Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt was secretary of the Magic Circle for 22 years, and also vice president at the time of his death. As well as

performing as a cabaret and close-up magician, and with the specially commissioned spirit bell stand, he was well known

amongst collectors’ circles for his comprehensive collection of cigarette and trade cards relating to conjuring and associated

subjects, which he lectured on here and in America. His bookplate is loosely inserted in the books in the collection.

465. Christopher (Milbourne) th e iLLustrateD hi s tO ry O f ma g i C,

illustrations, original cloth, dust jacket, 4to, 1973 § Reynolds

(Charles and Regina) 100 Years of Magic Posters, reproductions,

some coloured, original wrappers, folio, New York, 1976 § Alfredson

(James B.) and George L. Daily. A Bibliography of Conjuring

Periodicals in English: 1791-1983, original cloth, 4to, York,

Pennsylvania, 1986 § Sperber (Burton S.) A Real Miracle: Aldine;

Erdnase, limited to 240 copies; The Two Novras, number 60 of 200

copies; and Cartophily, with duplicates of the first two, illustrations,

original wrappers, 8vo, Malibu, 1994-1995 § Dawes (Edwin) and

Michael Bailey. Circle without End, illustrations, original wrappers,

unopened, 4to, 2005; and 45 others, including auction catalogues for

the J.B. Findlay collection (2 sets of four),1979-1982; Milbourne

Christopher, New York, 1997; the Houdini Magical Hall of Fame, Los

Angeles, 1999; the Sidney H. Radner Houdini Collection, Las Vegas,

2004, and the Zauberkãsten Sammlung Wittus Witt, Winterthur,

2004, various sizes (55) £175 - £225

466. Cigarette and Trade Cards. a COLLeCtiOn O f r e f e r e n C e materiaL,

including: Cartophilic Society of Great Britain. Index of British Trade

Index, part 1-4, 1969-1997; The British Tobacco Issues Handbook,

2003; British Trade Handbook - to 1970, 2006, illustrations, original

boards § Murray Card Values, 22 vol., illustrations, original wrappers,

8vo, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1989, and 1991-2008 § Olson (Robert A.)

An Introduction to Magic Theme Trade Cards, illustrations, original

wrappers, folio, Putnam, 1999 § Naudet (Georges) Album de

Collection: Pictures and Chromos on Conjuring, 2 vol., the second

with French text, coloured reproductions, original wrappers, folio,

Paris, 2003; 11 other guides and catalogues, and other related books

and periodicals (a quantity). £100 - £150

467. Dawes (Edwin A.) th e Ba r r i s t e r in t h e Ci r C L e, number

216 of 500 copies, illustrations, original boards, dust jacket, 8vo,

The Magic Circle, 1983; Charles Bertram, the Court Conjurer,

illustrations, original cloth, dust jacket, 4to, Washington, 1997,

8vo and 4to (2) £100 - £150

468. Fechner (Christian) th e ma g i C O f rO B e rt hO u D i n, “An Artist’s

Life”, translated by Stacey Dagron, 2 vol., 60 coloured plates, folding

genealogical table, numerous illustrations, and loosely inserted

folded portrait, original cloth, dust jackets, slipcase slightly bruised

at one corner, folio, Boulogne, 2002. £400 - £600

469. Gamage (A.W.) Ltd. ga m a g e’s ma g i C a L Cata L O g u e,

[1905]; Gamagic, covers frayed, [1909]; Another issue [1935?],

4to § Goldston (Will) Catalogue of Magic, 2 issues, 4to, [1921]

and [1933] § Leat (Harry) List of Magical Accessories & Tricks,

[1925]; General Catalogue, [1928?]; The House of Leats, [1928?];

and seven leaflets, 1937-1940, 8vo § Bartl (János) Bartl’s Akademie

für moderne magiscje Kunst, 8vo, Hamburg, [c.1930?] § Abbots

Magical Novelty Company. Catalog no.4 and no.5, Colon, 1937-

[1938?], illustrations, original wrappers; and 110 other catalogues

and newsletters issued by Max Andrews, Edward Bagshawe, Martin

Breese, Davenports, Hamleys, Jack Hughes, Geo. M. MacKenzie,

Harry Stanley and others, various sizes (a quantity) £150 - £200


470. Goldston (Will) ea s y rO a D tO ma g i C, 4to, [1916] § Hugard

(Jean) More Card Manipulations, vol. 1-3, ex Magic Circle Library,

the third in cloth-backed boards preserving upper cover, 8vo, n.d.

§ Anneman (Theo) 202 Methods of Forcing, 8vo, [1933] § Harbin

(Robert) Demon Magic, second edition, 8vo, [c.1938] § Dexter

(Will) Everybody’s Book of Magic, original boards, dust jacket, 4to,

1956 § Lorrayne (Harry) My Favourite Card Tricks, short tear in

title-page, 8vo, New York, 1965 § Le Dair (Jack) Tricks of a Trouper,

second edition, 8vo, 1968 § Anderson (Gene) and Frances Marshall.

Newspaper Magic, third printing, folio, Chicago, 1974 § Andrews

(Val) Seven Keys of Kalanag, number 79 of 200 copies, signed by

the author and inscribed to Chris Pratt, folio, 1987, first e D i t i O n s in

original wrappers unless otherwise described; and 89 other books

and lecture notes, eight signed or inscribed to Chris Pratt by Gene

Anderson, Ed Eckl, John Palfreyman, Pavel, Harry Reeve, Fergus

Roy, and Harold Taylor, various sizes (100) £150 - £200

471. Goldston (Will) Wh O’s Wh O in ma g i C, plates, 8vo, [1934?]

§ Dexter (Will) The Riddle of Chung Ling Soo, plates, dust jacket

repaired, 1955 § Lamb (Geoffrey) Victorian Magic, plates, dust

jacket, 8vo, 1976 § Bamberg (David) Illusion Show, a Life in

Magic, illustrations, dust jacket, 8vo, Glenwood, 1991 § Whaley

(Bart) The Man who was Erdnase, illustrations, 8vo, Oakland,

1991 § Le Grand David. Carteles de Magia, 1994; Life with a

Magic Company, 1995; Variedades, 1998, 3 vol., illustrations,

8vo, n.p., 1994-1998 § Surath (Avron) Henry Lewis: Portrait of

a Friendship with Cesareo, number 11 of 25 copies, illustrations,

original wrappers, 4to, Beverly?, 2001, with five large coloured

photographs of posters or performances by Le Grand David

inscribed to Chris Pratt by Marco the Magi, Cesareo, Le Grand

David, and Rick Heath, all but the last in original cloth or boards;

and 13 others, various sizes (22) £175 - £225

472. Histead (Louis S.) th e ma g i C O f LO u i s s. hi s t e D, 1947 §

Ganson ( Lewis) Routined Manipulation, part 1 and 2, part 2 in

original wrappers, [1950-1951]; Unconventional Magic, original

wrappers, [1956]; The Dai Vernon Book of Magic, [1957]; Dai

Vernon’s Inner Secrets of Card Magic, part 1, [1960]; The Art of

Close-Up Magic, part 2, [1968]; (with Hugh Miller) Marconick’s

Unique Silk Magic, [1970] § Geddes (Johnny) Gags with

Gimmicks, [1956] § Vernon (Dai) and others. Stars of Magic,

illustrations, folio, New York, 1961 § Magic Circle Magic, edited

by Will Dexter, 1963 § (Roy) The Roy Johnson Experience, 1970;

Second Time Around, 1971; Third Dimension, 1977; Pure Gold,

inscribed to Chris Pratt, 1988 § D’Arcy (Peter) Children’s Parties

a Speciality, 1972 § Bishop ( Ron) Laughter all the Way, second

edition, 1978, illustrations, all but the third and fourth in original

cloth or boards, all but the third, fourth, fifth, tenth and last with

dust jackets; and three others, 8vo and folio (23) £125 - £175

473. Hoffmann (Professor) [Angelo J. Lewis] mO D e r n ma g i C, a

Practical Treatise on the Art of Conjuring, second edition, woodengraved

frontispiece and illustrations, original pictorial cloth gilt,

upper hinge broken, 8vo, [1877]; The Illustrated Book of Patience

Games, tenth edition, original pictorial cloth, 8vo, [c.1910] §

Boy’s Own Annual, vol.15, containing “The ABC of Conjuring

in six instalments, 13 plates, 9 coloured, 4 folding, illustrations,

original pictorial cloth gilt, upper hinge weak, folio, [1893] §

Devant (David) Tricks for Everyone: Clever Conjuring with

Common Objects, first e D i t i O n, illustrations, original pictorial

boards, spine worn, 8vo, 1910 § The Boy’s Book of Conjuring,

new and revised edition, plates, original pictorial cloth, short tear

at top of both joints, 8vo, [c.1925] § Chums [Annual], containing

“Conjuror in Five Minutes”, 12 coloured plates by John Hassall

and others, illustrations, original pictorial cloth gilt, dust jacket

torn and cellotape-stained at edges, folio, 1930, 8vo and folio (6)

£150 - £200

474. Jenness (George) ma s k e Ly n e a n D CO O k e: eg y p t i a n ha L L,

London, 1873-1904, number 296 of 500 copies, illustrations,

original cloth, short tear in dust jacket repaired, 4to, Enfield,

1967. £100 - £150

475. Lorayne (Harry) th e ma g i C BO O k, 8vo, 1977 § Gardner

( Martin) Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic, Chicago, 1978 §

Brandreth (Gyles) and John Morley. The Magic of Houdini, 4to,

1978 § Fox (Karrell) Clever like a Fox, 1978; Another Book, 1979,

2 vol., 4to, Bideford § Harbin (Robert) Teach Yourself Magic,

8vo, 1983 § Waldmann (Werner) Zauberkunst, 4to, Munich, 1983

§ Murray (Barry) Paul Daniels Adult Magic, 4to, 1989 § Wilson

(Mark) Mark Wilson’s Greatest Card Tricks, folio, 1994 § Tremaine

(Jon) The Amazing Book of Magic; The Amazing Book of Card

Tricks, 2 vol., 4to, 1994 § Lemezma (Marc) Mind Magic, inscribed

by the author, 2003; illustrations, original cloth or boards, all but

the second, sixth and last three with dust jackets; and six others,

various sizes (18) £100 - £150

476. Maskelyne (John Nevil) au t O m ata, edited by John Fisher,

number 290 of 400 copies, illustrations, original boards, with

loosely inserted menu, The Magic Circle, 1989 § Sharpe (S.H.)

Devant’s Delightful Delusions, number 375 of 1000 copies,

illustrations, original cloth, 8vo, Pasadena, 1990 § Davenport

(Anne) and John Salisse. St. George’s Hall: Behind the Scenes at

England’s Home of Mystery, limited to 1000 copies, this marked

“Presentation copy”, illustrations, original cloth, dust jacket, 4to,

Pasadena, 2001, various sizes (3) £175 - £225

477. Steinmeyer (Jim) th e ma g i C O f aL a n Wa k e L i n g, first

e D i t i O n, limited to 1000 copies, illustrations, original cloth-backed

boards gilt, 4to, Burbank, 1993. £100 - £150

478. Toole Stott (Raymond) a Bi B L i O g r a p h y O f en g L i s h CO n j u r i n g,

2 vol., limited to 1030 and 900 copies, vol. 1 signed by the author,

plates, original buckram, dust jackets, in Magic Circle presentation

case, 8vo, Derby, 1976-1978. £150 - £200

479. Toole Stott (Raymond) Ci r C u s a n D aL L i e D art s: a WO r L D

Bi B L i O g r a p h y 1500-1970, 4 vol., limited to 1200 copies, vol. 4

numbered and signed by the author, plates, endpapers and edges

slightly spotted, original cloth, vol.2-4 with dust-jackets, short tear

in upper cover of the second repaired, 4to, Derby, 1958-71.

£150 - £200

480. za u B e r-Bi L D e r B u C h, coloured illustrations, instructions in

six languages inside covers, original pictorial wrappers, 8vo,

[Germany, c.1920]. £100 - £150

*** The illustrations are of comic characters, silhouettes, scraps,

alphabets, scenes from fairy tales, music, and animals. The fore

edge is cut so that only one set of illustrations are shown ar the

same time whenthe book is flicked through.

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481. aB r a C a D a B r a, vol.1 no.1-vol.125 no. 3248, 3255 and 3257

plus duplicate 2918, the first issue signed by Goodliffe, illustrations,

vol.1-124 a complete run, uniformly bound in cloth, the remainder

in original wrappers, 8vo, Birmingham, 1946-Bromsgrove, 2008;

with index compiled by C. Michael Colley, part 1-9 and 9a, in

plastic folders, folio, 1982-1988. £200 - £300

482.De m O n te L e g r a p h (th e), no.1-138, a C O m p L e t e r u n (but

lacking no.139-157), bound in 7 vol., illustrations, cloth, original

wrappers bound in, 8vo, L. Davenport & Co., 1933-1950.

£150 - £200

483. ge n (th e), vol.1-26, a C O m p L e t e r u n, bound in 26 vol.,

illustrations, cloth, original wrappers bound in, 8vo and 4to, 1945-

1970; with index compiled by C. Michael Colley, in plastic folder,

folio, 1984. £200 - £300

484. ma C’s mO n t h Ly, edited by George MacKenzie, vol.1

no.7-vol.4.no.4, bound in one vol., lacking vol. 2 no.5, 8vo,

Glasgow, [1945]-1948 § Hugard’s Magic Monthly, vol. 1-8 in

5, illustrations, original buckram, with the bookplate of Francis

White, folio, Fleming Book Company, Berkeley Heights, 1945-

York, Pennsylvania, 1952 § Wizard (The), the Modern Magical

Monthly, edited by George Armstrong, vol.1 no.1-vol.8 no.89,

(lacking no.61, 72, 78, 79, 85-88, and 90-95, and upper cover of

no.71, 81 issues, bound in 7 vol., illustrations, vol.1-5 with indexes

(all published), original wrappers bound in, 8vo, 1947-1955 §

Magic Magazine (The) edited by Max Andrews, vol. 1 no.1-vol.

5 no. 6, a C O m p L e t e r u n of 54 issues bound in 5 vol., illustrations,

original wrappers bound in, 4to, 1952-1956, all but the second in

cloth, various sizes. £150 - £200

485. ma g i C, a n in D e p e n D e n t ma g a z i n e f O r ma g i C i a n s, edited

by Stan Allen, vol.1 no.1-vol.18 no.10, 193 issues, vol.1-16 a

C O m p L e t e r u n bound in 16 vol.. including duplicate no.12 vol.11

with alternative wrappers, lacking vol.17 no.5 and vol.18 no.1,

illustrations, cloth, original wrappers bound in (no.11 vol.3 bound

back to front), original wrappers, 4to, Las Vegas, 1991-2009.

£250 - £350

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❦ Periodicals

486. pa B u L a r, t h e ma g a z i n e O f CL O s e-u p ma g i C, edited by Nick

Bolton, Fred Robinson, Walt Lees, or Stephen Tucker, vol. 1

no.1-vol.8 no.10, a complete run of 32 issues, bound in 8 vol.,

illustrations, cloth, 1974-1985 § Opus, edited by Ian Keable

Elliott, vol. 1 no.1-vol.5 no.10, a complete run of 58 issues, bound

in 6 vol., illustrations, cloth, original wrappers bound in, 1987-

1999 § Conjuror (The), the Magazine for all Magicians, vol.1 no.1-

6, illustrations, original cloth, original wrappers bound in, folio,

1995-1996, folio (15) £150 - £200

487. Wi z a r D (th e), edited by Selbit [Percy Tibbles] and George

McKenzie Munro, vol.1-5, a C O m p L e t e r u n of 60 issues, bound with

indexes in 5 vol., portraits, illustrations, vol.1 slightly stained at

fore-edge, cloth, 8vo, 1905-1910 § Magical World (The), edited by

Max Sterling, vol.1 no.1-vol.2 no.3, a C O m p L e t e r u n of 29 issues,

bound in one vol., illustrations, with supplement 1 (of 3), cloth,

small 4to, 1910-1911 § Conjurers Chronicle, edited by Wilford

Hutchinson, vol.1 -20, bound in three vol., lacking vol.1 no 1, 3,

and 9, vol.2 no.2, 5-8, vol. 3 no.1, 2, 7, 10, vol.5 no.1-12, vol. 6

no.9, vol. 9 no.3, 4, vol. 12 no.1, vol.13 no.3, vol.14 no.1, 2, and

vol.21 no.1-3, cloth, 8vo, Ashton-under-Lyne, cloth, 1919-1939,

8vo and small 4to. £150 - £200


488. Chung Ling Soo [William E. Robinson] th r e e f O L i O

m e m O r a n D u m s h e e t s of Chung Ling Soo with small portrait and

border formed by twoChinese dragons, printed in colours and gold,

one frayed; and a cut card silhouette of his head. £150 - £200

489. CO n j u r O r’s me D a L L i O n s, enamelled president’s badge and

four SAM medallions, all with the name of Maria Ibanez as vice

president, president elect and president, 2004-2008, in case,

presented to Chris Pratt at the Magic Circle, 2007; and others

for the FISM Convention, Lausanne,1982 (2); a SAM medallion

with portrait of Jay Marshall, 2002 (2), the IBM/SAM convention,

2008; and the 25th anniversaries of Le Grand David, 2002; David

Cresey, 2002 (2); and Merlina the Magician (2); together wirh

a bust of Houdini, number 511 of 1000 copies, SAM Centenary,

2002; Crystal cube celebrating the Official Houdini Séance, Magic

Circle, 1999, and a cast metal table lighter in the form of a standing

figure of Punch. £100 - £150

490. Lonza (Antonio) th e ma g i C i a n, a large coloured reproduction

of a painting (signed and dated Roma, 1870?) depicting a Japanese

conjuror giving a a private performance before a group of French

courtiers in eighteenth-century dress, 608mm. by 906mm., New

York, Morris & Bendien Inc., [c.1900]; another wood-engraved

version of the same picture from a German periodical; two engraved

plates illustrating Legerdemain, extracted from the Encyclopedia

Brittanica, 1797, with accompanying text; a lithographed cartoon

by John Doyle titled “The Thimble Rig,”, 1834; an engraved view

of the Egyptian Hall after Thomas H. Shepherd, and a large woodengraved

illustration of “Psycho at Messrs. Maskelyne and Cooke’s

Entertainment at the Egyptian Hall”, the last two coloured by hand,

all framed and glazed; and 20 reproductions of early conjuring

handbills, posters, paintings depicting conjurors, etc., three framed

and glazed. £200 - £300

491. Magic Circle (The) a COLLeCtiOn O f 116 p r O g r a m m e s 1911-

1949, including the Sixth, Ninth and Tenth Grand Séance, 1911,

1914, and 1915, the first soiled and frayed at edges, the 30th

Anniversary Grande Séance, 1936; Golden Jubilee Souvenir and

Programme, 1955, and Diamond Jubilee Souvenir, 1965; about 135

later programmes for dinners, banquets, Festivals of Magic, other

shows, and Collectors’ Days, one signed by Patrick Moore and

Francis White, 1947-2010, together with a collection of news cuttings

relating to the Magic Circle and conjuring in general, photographs of

Herbert Collings performing in Chinese costume (2), Lord Amphill

and others attending the annual banquet 1934, Francis White, Tom

Boot, and Bil Stickland, Cheltenham 1946, Herbert J, Collings and

Francis White with their wives at the Silver Jubilee Celebration, 1955,

Milton Woodward, the opening of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration,

the Duke of Somerset and Rosemary White, Lucille, Douglas Craggs

and a youthful Rosemary White, three of Just Alan inscribed to Chris

Pratt, and others, 35 in all; and an unopened copy of “Circle without

End”, most of the collection arranged chronologically in six ring

binders; together with a collection of programmes for Conjuring

Conventions, including seven for the Fédération Internationale des

Sociétés Magiques, 1976, 1979, 1982,1985, 1988, 2003 and one

duplicate; The Londo Society of Magicians Yearbook, 1990; fifteen

for the Society of American Magicians, 1996-2000, 2003, 2004,

2006-2008, 2010, and four duplicates; and nine others, illustrations,

original wrappers, 8vo and 4to; four large souvenir programmes for

David Copperfield, and other similar material. £200 - £300

❦ Memorabilia

492. ma g i C pO s ta g e sta m p s , a collection including 3 celebrating

Robert-Houdin, one on pictorial envelope, the other on postcard;

seven Houdini commemorative stamps on five different pictorial

first day of issue envelopes, two in presentation packs; a lapel badge

with the same portrait in miniature format, and three undivided

sheets, each with 20 stamps; ten stamps and two postcards

commemorating Tommy Cooper, an undivided sheet of the Guyana

“The Magical World of David Copperfield”, and smaller sheet with

one detachable stamp; Magic Circle Centenary Stamps, comprising

four official first day covers each with the five different stamps and

illustration of David Devant, number 25-28 of 1100 copies, 19 first

day covers, comprising 9 different designs, one no.2 of 20, signed

by Alan Shaxon, Brian Miller, Chris Pratt, John Fisher, Michael

Alderman, Michael Bailey, and Richard Stupple, three signed by

Alan Shaxon, one with portrait, one with illustration, and one with

magic circle and five stamps, number 250 of 250, three with a view

of the London skyline, one numbered by hand “3 of 5”, another

“no.4 of 7 only”, the other with Mount Pleasant congratulations

stamp, number 37 of 250 copies, seven with centenary magic cards,

each with inserted slip with portraits, one signed by John Fisher,

two not used, four each with the five stamps, two addressed to

himself by Chris Pratt; one printed on gold with portrait of David

Devant; 6 sets of the five stamps, and eight undivided “Smiler”

sheets, each with 20 postage stamps and 20 others with directions

for four tricks; and a few others, all but the large sheets in album.

£200 - £300

493. Moretto (Toni) LO sC r i C C i O L O, ceramic sculpture of a conjurer

standing at a small table, performing with tubes and bottles, an open

book with directions for “The Multiplying Bottles” on the chair

beside him, with other apparatus on or below the table, signed, with

signed booklet with serial number, etc., 205mm. high, Milan, 1983

£200 - £300

494. pO s t C a r D s, a collection of 50 postcards, including a Tibetan

Dancer and Magician, a Conjurer & Snake Charmer, Ceylon,

portraits of Merlin, Glennis Lorimer, Billy McComb, Ken Savage,

Richard Stupple, Paul Potassy, signed, Paul Daniels, Pierre Bahma,

Harold Taylor, Charles Greene III, and Granville Taylor, the last six

signed or inscribed, in album; and a collection of magical greetings

cards, 97 in all, some inscribed by Richard Stupple and others, some

printed for Amy and Eddy Dawes, others unused with envelopes, in

leather FISM briefcase. £150 - £200

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495. Bull (David) “Le Grand David” a C O L L e C t i O n O f p O s t e r s,

comprising The Society of American Magicians 58th National

Convention, 628mm. by 457mm., Louisville, 1986; Le Grand

David Spectacular Magic Company, half length profile portrait

with illustrations of various illusions, 610mm. by 790mm., n.d.;

Marco the Magi production, 620mm. by 463mm., Beverly, Ma,

n.d.; Yankee Gathering VIII, 3 copies, 687mm. by 610mm., New

England Magic Collectors Association, 2000; Always a Wonder

to Remember, 2 copies, one number 4 of 21 copies signed by Le

Grand David and Cesareo Pelaez, 712mm. by 562mm., with Magic

Circle certificate of provenance signed by Henry Lewis, 2005;

Celebrating Three Decades of Excellence, signed by Le Grand

David and Cesareo Pelaez, 432mm. by 280mm., Cabot St. Cinema

Theatre, [2007]; and three Cabot St. Cinema Theatre programmes:

vol.26 no.17, collector’s edition, 2002, and vol. 30, no.11, 2005, 2

copies, illustrations, folio. £150 - £200

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Lot 496

496. nO r a n (ph. D e) a n D Dat u r a in t h e i r my s t e r i O u s aC t, a large

poster lithographed in colour with three portraits, a large illustration

of a levitation act, and four smaller illustrations, framed and glazed,

883mm. by 641mm., Brussels, Affiches Marci, [c.1920].

£250 - £350

❦ Posters

497. yu g a Or i e n ta L se n s at i O n, printed in red and black, 506mm.

by 385mm., Aberdare, n.d. § Gogia Pasha, small poster and

double-sided handbill for a Grand Gala Farewell Show, 435mm.

by 302mm. and 280mm. by 220mm., Southall, n.d. § Silvan. Sim…

Sala…Bim…, Rome, 1978; Silvan Magic Show, Rome, n.d., both

1000mm. by 700mm.; and a large pictorial calendar for 1975, four

sheets, 872mm. by 502mm., Rome, 1975 § Kersten (Peter) Hokus

Pokus Fidibus, 2 copies, one inscribed to Chris Pratt, 805mm. by

570mm., [1976?] § A large poster for Magie 76, 13.Weltkongress

Gala Abend, 1182mm. by 838mm., Vienna, 1976 § Piatti (Celestino)

A large pictorial poster to advertise “100 Years of Magic Posters”,

1144mm. by 762mm., New York, 1976 § Temple (Peter) Small

poster inscribed Japan ’82, 1980 § Copperfield (David) Large

poster for his Earls Court show, 3 copies, folded, one with cellotape

at corners, 1518mm. by 1010mm., 1994 § Society of American

Magicians Centennial Convention, 2 copies, 632mm. by 485mm.,

New York, 2002 ; Escape into the Magic of the S.A.M., limited to

900 copies, two short tears, 609mm. by 458mm., with certificate

signed by Andy Dallas, Louisville, 2006 § IBM SAM Convention

of the Century, 760mm. by 510mm., and small presidents poster,

inscribed to Chris and Jill Pratt by Joan Caesar and Bruce Kalver,

483mm. by 331mm., Louisville, 2008; and eleven others including

reproductions of four posters: Chung Ling Soo’s “From the Land of

the Peacock”, heads and shoulders portrait within a Chinese lantern,

755mm. by 500mm., n.d. § David Devant, portrait surrounded by

seven circular illustrations, 648mm. by 443mm., 1999 § Mr. Electric

& Carol, two portraits and five illustrations, signed, 590mm. by

443mm., 2005 § Channing Pollock, three portraits superimposed

over a background of film posters, 559mm. by 434mm., 2006, the

last three issued by Nielsen Magic, all framed and glazed.

£200 - £300


❦ Trade Cards and Cigarette Cards

498. aD v e n t u r e, rO v e r a n D skipper v.p. fL i p s, 3 complete sets,

each of 32 cards, coloured illustration of an animal on front, the

backs with series of “flick book” illustrations of match magic, coin

capers, optical illusions, and shadowgraphs, some stapled together,

[1925] § Easy Scientific Experiments, a complete set of 20 cards,

coloured illustrations, instructions on backs, Wizard Series, [1930]

§ Catchy Tricks and Teasers, 12 cards (of 16), first world war battle

scenes on fronts, backs with illustrations and instructions, presented

with the Triumph, 1933 § Catch-my-Pal Cards, a complete set of 16

cards, coloured illustrations on fronts, answers on backs, presented

with the Hotspur, [1939], all published by Thomson & Co. Ltd., in

album. £125 - £175

499. am u s i n g tr i C k s a n D hO W tO D O th e m, a complete set of 50

cards, coloured illustrations showing the tricks being performed,

the majority with inset explanatory diagram, instructions on backs,

framed and glazed, Carreras Ltd., [1937] § Hey Presto, a complete

set of 25 cards, coloured photographic illustrations of a conjuror

performing tricks, directions on backs, framed and glazed, Edward

Sharp & Sons, [1970] § Ali Cat Magicards, a complete set of 40

cards, coloured illustrations of magical and other tricks, backs

printed in blue, framed and glazed, Geo. Bassett & Co. Ltd,

[1978]. £125 - £175

500. BO x O f tr i C k s, first and second series, a complete set of 50

cards, printed in colour, depicting conjuring and scientific tricks

and puzzles, framed and glazed, C.& G. Confectionery, [1965].

£150 - £200

Lot 501

501. Ch i L D CO n j u r O r s, a complete set of 12 cards depicting

young magicians performing tricks, instructions below in French,

lithographed in colour over gold backgrounds, five overprinted with

“A la Bourse - Bruxelles”, another with “A la Grande Specialité

Blanc, Paris”, the backs advertising the same stores, [Paris, Testu

& Massin, 1879?]. £150 - £200

*** The publisher is identified by Georges Naudet, who also

illustrates a card from the same set published by Champenois et

Cie 1879-1882.

Lot 502

502. CO i n tr i C k s, a complete set of 12 cards, the coins printed in

silver against a red background within a gold border, framed and

glazed, Standard Cigarettes [Sniders & Abrahams, 1908].

£150 - £200

Lot 503

503. CO n j u r O r s, a group of 15 cards, comprising a large card

depicting Le Corbeau et le Renard, lifting to form a threedimensional

scene of a street conjuror performing before an

audience, advertising “Au Bon Marché, Paris, J.E. Goossens;

7 cards (of 12) depicting the performance of optical tricks, all

advertising “Chocolat François Bordeaux”, [Paris, Gruyelle];

3 cards (of 24) illustrating La Science Mystérieuse, advertising

“Chocolat de l’Union” or “Chocolat Lacroix”, Paris, La

Lithographie Parisienne; 2 cards from a series with tricks

illustrated by O. Allard, instructions on backs in Flemish and

French, advertising “Gebroeders Veen”, Antwerp, Editions VTK;

a card [from a series Un Bal d’Enfants?] depicting two children,

one dressed as a witch, the other as a page, captioned “En voilà un

qui cherche à escamoter les rafraichisseements”, Paris, Aubry; an

anonymous card depicting a child fortune-telling with cards; and

another depicting two children standind beside a turk’s head on a

stand incorporating a dial, captioned “La Force du Poignet”, all

lithographed in colour, [c.1895-1900]. £200 - £300

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Lot 504

504. ge n e r a L tO m th u m B a n D h i s Ch a r m i n g Li t t L e Wife W i t h

en t i r e tr O u p e, a complete set of 6 cards in the shape of an

artist’s palette depicting General Tom Thumb, General Tom

Thumb with his wife, Major E. Newell, Zoe Meleke, Whiston,

and the ventriloquist Bingham, lithographed in colour, the backs

advertising performances at the Academy of Music, New Grand

Opera House, Opera House, and City Hall, framed and glazed,

New York, Ballin & Liebler, [c.1890]. £200 - £300

Lot 505

505. [Good (Arthur)] “Tom Tit”. [La sCi e n C e amu s a n t e], first

series and second series, the first series a complete set of 84 cards,

advertising Chocolat Guérin-Boutron, [c.1890]; the second series

47 cards only of 84, advertising Chocolat Révillon, [c.1900],

both series lithographed in colour, depicting children in various

costumes performing scientific tricks and puzzles, instructions

below, loosely inserted in album, Paris, J. Minot, [c.1890-1900].

£300 - £400

506. [Good (Arthur)] “Tom Tit”. [La sC i e n C e am u s a n t e], 15

cards (of 24?), with illustrations and instructions on fronts, the

majority advertising Cacao “Oly”, Amsterdam, Tob Groen & Co.

§ Geometrische Spiele; a complete set of 6 cards, each with a large

illustration with the puzzle of a screen, wall, or blackboard, solutions

on backs, Mannheim, H. Schlinck & Cie, [c.1900] § Violin Puzzle,

the cut out instrument and bow linked with a thread, advertising

Van Houten’s Cocoa, n.p., [c.1900] § “Septum” Puzzle, a large

card with diagram and instructions on front, C.J. Van Houten &

Zoon, U.S.A, [c.1900] § Lustige Experimente, a complete set of 6

cards, depicting children performing tricks and puzzles, Elmshorn,

Echte Wagner, [c.1910]; and two other cards of the same period, all

lithographed in colour. £200 - £300

Lot 507

507. Houdini (Harry) [Erich Weiss] hO u D i n i th e ha n D C u f f

ki n g”, photographic portrait, standing in handcuffs, Ogden’s

Guinea Gold Cigarettes, [1902] § Harry Houdini, photographic

portrait, seated in chains, Boy’s Cinema, 1922 § Dante, head and

shoulders portrait, from the “In Town Tonight” series, W.A. & A.C.

Churchman, [1938]; and nine other single cards related to magic.

£150 - £200


Lot 508

508. ki n g Lu D pr O B L e m s, 22 cards (of 25, lacking no.2, 4, and

11), printed in red and black, illustration and directions on fronts,

solutions on backs, [J.A. Pattreiouex Ltd., 1936]. £200 - £300

509. ma g i C, a complete set of 36 cards, coloured illustrations,

A. & B.C. Chewing Gum Ltd, [1967] § Catweazle Magic Cards,

a complete set of 16 cards, coloured illustrations, instructions

and diagrams on backs, [J. Lyons & Co., 1971] § Catweazle, a

complete set of 80 cards, coloured illustrations, portraits and

instructions in various languages on backs, [Monty Gum, 1970-

1975?] § Tony’s Magic Show, first and second series, two complete

sets of 6 folding cards, Kellogg Ltd, 1987 and 1990; and 84 others

including complete sets of “Funcards from Fry’s” (12) [1972];

“Kellogg’s Trickery”, (6), 1988; “Smarty Magic Tricks”, (16)

[1997] and others, in album. £125 - £175

510. ma g i C re v e a L e D, a complete set of six cards, coloured

illustration of an illusion and inset pictorial explanation, letterpress

description on backs, captions and text in German, framed and

glazed, Liebig’s Company, [1894]. £50 - £75

511. ma g i C a L se r i e s, a complete set of 25 cards, coloured

illustrations of tricks and puzzles, instructions on backs, Salmon &

Gluckstein Ltd., [1923]. £125 - £175

512. mat C h pu z z L e s, a compete set of 12 cards, the matches and

panel with directions against a red background, solutions on backs,

framed and glazed, Standard Cigarettes [Sniders & Abrahams,

1908]. £100 - £150

513. mat C h pu z z L e s, 6 cards (of 12), coloured illustration and

directions on fronts, solutions on backs, Cadbury Bros., [1906] §

Hovedbrud [Brain Teasers], 27 cards (of 50), printed in blue and

grey, illustration and directions on fronts, solutions on backs,

Richs, [Copenhagen, 1927] § [Match Puzzles], a complete set of

20 labels, printed in red and blue or red and black, illustration and

instructions in Dutch, Centr a Kruidenier, [c.1930?]; and another

complete set in miniature format § Match your Wits, a complete set

of 10 Army and Navy Matches wrappers; another series, no.1-8 of

Punch Matches wrappers, price 2?d; another series, a complete set

of 30 Punch Matches wrappers, price 3d, J. John Masters, [c.1950];

and 91 others, in album. £100 - £150

Lot 514

514. mat C h tr i C k s, 21 cards (of 25, lacking no.2, 10, 14 and 21),

illustration printed in colour and revealed solution on fronts,

directions on backs, Bristol, J.S. Fry & Sons Ltd, [1921].

£200 - £300

515. pu z z L e se r i e s, a complete set of 25 cards, printed in pale red

and black, each with illustration and directions for matchstick and

other puzzles below illustration of a pack of Scissors cigarettes,

pictorial solutions on backs below United Service pack, [W.D. &

H.O. Wills, 1910]. £125 - £175

516. pu z z L e se r i e s, a complete set of 25 cards, printed in black and

pale red, illustrating matchstick and other puzzles with directions,

answers on backs, framed and glazed, [British American Tobacco

Co. Ltd., 1916]. £100 - £150

Lot 517

517. pu z z L e s, 5 narrow cards (of 8), printed in colour, diagrammatic

illustration and directions on fronts, solutions on backs, Devizes,

E. & W. Anstie, [1900]. £200 - £300

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518. sC i e n C e & sk i L L se r i e s, a complete set of 25 cards, printed

in blue, illustrating scientific puzzles and tricks, instructions on

backs, Dewsbury, Slade & Bullock Ltd., [1925]. £125 - £175

519. sim sa L a Bim, a complete set of 96 cards, coloured illustrations

of a young conjuror performing tricks, Van Hus den Hag, [1957]

§ [Tricks and Puzzles], a complete set of 24 pictorial cards, each

with solution on separate card, [J. Lyons & Co., 1955] § Serie

Zaubertricks, a complete set of 144 cards, coloured illustrations,

Senna, [c.1960?]; and 79 others of the same period, in album.

£125 - £175

520. ta n g r a m pu z z L e s, 7 cards titled “Chinesisches Geduldspiel”,

each with tangram square and instructions in German beside a

scene with the shape to be formed projected on to a wall or screen,

verse descriptions of the scenes on backs, advertising Voelcker- of

Trampler Cichorien, [Germany, c.1910] § Nine miniature cards

(of 12), each with a scene incorporating the object to be formed,

Valencia, Suchard, [c.1912], all lithographed in colour.

£125 - £175

521. tip-tO p tr i C k s a n D te a s e r s, a complete set of 16 cards, printed

in colour, depicting conjuring tricks, instructions on backs, framed

and glazed, Amalgamated Press, (given with the “Champion”),

1927 § Tricks and Puzzles, a complete set of 25 cards, illustration

and instructions on fronts, continued on backs, printed in black,

Richard Lloyd and Sons, [1935] § Puzzle Series, a complete set

of 50 cards, coloured illustrations of conjuring and other tricks,

directions on backs, framed and glazed, R. & J. Hill Ltd., [1937].

£125 - £175

Lot 522

522. tr i C k ser i e s, 35 cards (of 50, lacking no.1, 6, 10, 15-17,

20,21, 27, 28, 31, 32, 36, 38, 42, 46, and 48), lithographed in

colour, illustrations and directions on fronts, solutions on backs,

8 slightly soiled or worn, Newcastle on Tyne, John Sinclair Ltd.,

[1916]. £350 - £500

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523. tr i C k s, a complete set of 15 cards, coloured illustrations,

instructions in English and French on backs, [Canada?, 1940] §

[Tricks and Puzzles], a complete set of 48 cards, printed in red

and black, instructions on backs, Canada, O-Pee-Chee Company

Limited, [c.1940] § [Tricks and Puzzles], coloured illustrations,

answers on backs in English and French, [Canada, c.1950?] §

Hana-Barbera Magic Trick Cards, a complete set of 25, coloured

illustrations, full text and diagrams on backs, U.S.A., Wonder

Bread, 1975 § [Bugs Bunny Magic], coloured illustrations, text

in French and diagrams on backs, n.p., 1992; and 79 others, in

album. £100 - £150

Lot 524

524. tr i C k s a n D pu z z L e se r i e s, a complete set of 50 cards, coloured

illustrations of conjuring tricks, matchstick puzzles, etc., framed

and glazed, [Canada, Imperial Tobacco Co., 1911]. £150 - £200

Lot 525

525. tr i C k s a n D pu z z L e s, a complete set of 100 cards, each with a

coloured illustration, often humorous, relating to a large number

of matchstick puzzles, and scientifically based tricks with coins,

glasses, etc., directions below, solutions on backs printed in green,

framed and glazed, Gallaher Ltd, [1913]. £350 - £500


526. tr i C k s a n D pu z z L e s, a complete set of 50 cards, coloured

illustrations including a number of conjuring tricks, and other

tricks, sometimes described as puzzles, directions and solutions on

backs printed in blue, framed and glazed, J.S. Fry & Sons Ltd.,

[1918]. £150 - £200

527. tr i C k s, pu z z L e s a n D sh a D O W g r a p h s, a complete set of 70

cards, coloured illustrations and advertisement panel on fronts,

instructions in English on backs, some backs slightly stained,

Brussels, Chocolat Ruelle, [c.1920] § Expériences Amusants, 14

cards (of 44), coloured illustrations, instructions on backs, Chocolat

del’Union, [c.1920] § Another series with the same title, no.85-

96, Les Produits Casino, [c.1920] § Nine similar cards, Marseille

Reglisse Zan, [c.1920] § Richs Experimenter, a complete set of

18 cards, coloured illustrations, instructions on backs, [Denmark,

1927] § § [Tricks and Puzzles}, a complete set of 36 cards, coloured

illustrations, blank backs, [c.1930] § Magia Blanca, a compete set of

36 cards, coloured illustrations of wizards performing or assisting

with tricks, instructions in Spanish on backs, [Amattler Chocolate,

c.1935?]; Bosco’s Magic Cards, 5 cards, in pictorial envelope with

instructions on back, [c.1930]; Magic Reply Puzzle, 4 pictorial

cards, with questions (two stuck together) and red cellophane sheet

through which to see the reply, pictorial envelope with directions in

English and French defective at edges, [c.1930?]; and 9 other cards

of the same period, in album. £150 - £200

Lot 528

528. tr i C k s a n D pu z z L e s, 49 cards of 50, lacking no.16, with

duplicate of no.47 undivided from no.22, printed in dark brown

both front and back, framed and glazed, James Pascall Ltd.,

[1926]. £400 - £600

*** The tricks and puzzles in this set are the same as those in the

Fry set, with similar illustrations presented in the same order.

Lot 529

529. tr i C k s a n D pu z z L e s, a complete set of 100 cards, coloured

illustrations and directions on fronts, almost all for conjuring

or scientifically based tricks, instructions on backs, framed and

glazed, J. Lyons & Co., [1926]. £300 - £400

Lot 530

530. tr i C k s a n D pu z z L e s, a complete set of 100 cards, coloured

illustrations, the instructions and solutions on backs printed in

black, framed and glazed, Gallaher Ltd, [1933]. £100 - £150

*** The contents of this set has a similar proportion of matchstick

puzzles and tricks with coins, playing cards, etc. as the same

company’s 1913 set, but all the tricks are entirely new.

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Lot 531

531. za u B e r s C h e r z e, 90 cards (of 100, lacking no.24, 26-28,

31, 33, 34, 37, 40 and 87), printed in colour, each with a large

illustration of a trick being performed and inset explanatory

diagram, instructions on backs, Munich, G.M.B.H., [1934].

£150 - £200

Lot 532

532. Ci r C u s pe r f O r m e r s, a set of 6 cards, lithographed in blue over

a gold background, depicting a conjuror, acrobats and clowns,

advertising Prince Albert Cigarettes produced by Geo.W. Helme;

with four from another set with the same images printed in red over

gold, New York, Wemble & Company, [c.1880]. £100 - £150

*** The cards are copies of those produced by Testu & Massin in

France a few years earlier.

533. Ci r C u s pe r f O r m e r s, 2 cards (of 6), lithographed in blue over

a gold background, depicting acrobats and a clown, advertising

Prince Albert Cigarettes produced by Geo.W. Helme, New

York, Wemble & Company § Four cards depicting circus artistes

performing with large drums, all advertising stores, and a duplicate

with alternative advertisement, Brussels, Chromos Algrain § A

card with three equestrian scenes captioned “Vocation, Rêve,

and Réalité”, advertising Biscuits Pernot, Paris, La Lithographie

Parisienne, [c.1890] § A card depicting two elephants on a seesaw,

advertising “A la Bonne Fileuse”, Brussels, A. Mertens,

[c.1890] and five others of the same period depicting clowns, all

lithographed in colour, [c.1880-1890]. £150 - £200

*** One of the American cards advertises Tilyou’s Surf House

& Dancing Pavillion and Mammoth Bathing Pavillion at West

Brighton Beach, Coney Island. Only one of the four Belgian cards

has the imprint of the lithographer; the other imprints are probably

those of the letterpress printers who provided the advertising text.

Lot 534

534. Ci r C u s sC e n e s, 5 cards (of 25), lithographed in colour,

depicting clowns and four equestrian acts, one creased, one with

small stain at blank corner, New York, P. Lorilland Company,

[1888]. £125 - £175

Lot 535

535. Ci r C u s sCenes, two complete sets of 6 cards, lithohraphed

in colour, one depicting clowns, acrobats and others, captioned

“Specialitäten-Theater”, German text, Antwerp, Liebig Company,

[1894]; the other depicting children performing various circus acts,

text in French, London, Liebig Company, [1895]. £125 - £175


Lot 536

536. CL O W n s, two complete sets of 6 cards, lithographed in colour,

one depicting clowns with performing animals or birds, the other

depicting two clowns and a go-cart in cartoon strip form, both with

verse text on backs in German, Cologne, Stollwerck, [1899] § A

series of 9 lithographed cards forming a picture story of two clowns

and a troublesome donkey, Toulouse/Paris, B. Sirven, [c.1900].

£150 - £200

537. va r i e t é u n D zi r k u s, a complete set of 200 cards, photographic

illustrations, descriptions on backs, Dresden, Haus Bergmann,

[1935?] § Scénes de Cirque, 12 cards (complete?), lithographed in

colour, descriptions on backs in French, advertising Joseph-Milliat

products, Lyon, Paul Fort, [1935] § The Circus, a complete set

of 25 cards, Amaran Tea, [1966]; another set, no.1-18, Grenada,

A.C.W. Francis, [1966] § Circus Scenes, a complete set of 24 cards,

Dublin, Barker Ltd., 1970 § Storia del Circo, series 1 and 2, two

complete sets of 6 cards, descriptions on backs in Italian, Milan,

Liebig Company, 1973 § Famous Clowns, a complete set of 25

cards, Hinckley, Marlow Civil Engineering Ltd, [1990]; 51 other

cards, including the reprint of the Taddy Clowns series; and “My

Circus Book”, with 16 undivided illustrations, all with coloured

scenes or portraits; and a set of five circus postage stamps with

folder, 2002, in album. £150 - £200

Lot 538

538. ha n D sha D O W s, 34 cards (of 35, lacking no.6), printed in

colour, the shadows in oval frames behind the hands, instructions

on backs, Ardath Tobacco Co. Ltd., [1930]. £500 - £750

539. ha n D sh a D O W s, two complete sets of 6 cards, with coloured

illustrations of the subject and inset diagram, captioned in French,

separately framed and glazed, Liebig’s Company, [1892-1893]

§ Shadowgraphs, a complete set of 24 monochrome cards, each

depicting a miniature performer, his large hands and the resulting

shadows, framed and glazed, B. Morris & Sons, [1925] § Throwing

Shadows on the Wall, a complete set of 12 cards, framed and

glazed, Edmondson & Co., [1937]. £150 - £200

Lot 540

540. sh a D O W se r i e s, a complete set of 24 cards, printed in colour

each with two illustrations of hands and the resulting shadow,

instructions on backs, framed and glazed, Cadbury Bros. Ltd,

[1914]. £300 - £400

541. sh a D O W g r a p h s, 12 cards (a complete set?), lithographed in

colour, each depicting an adult or older child producing shadows

on a screen for their young audience, all advertising Au Bon

Marché, Paris, J. Minot & Cie, [c.1890]. £100 - £150

542. sh a D O W g r a p h s, 6 large cards (of 12, lacking no.1, 5, 8-10 and

12), lithographed in colour, each depicting children at play, with

inset illustration of hands and shadows, all advertising De Bont

& Leijten, Amsterdam; with five other cards from the same series,

three duplicating designs 2, 7, and 9, un-numbered, advertising

D.& M.Grootes chocolate, Rheydt, Hermann Schott, [c.1900] §

10 large cards, each with hands extending upwards, illustration

of the subject and shadow on the large cuff, slightly discoloured,

advertising “La Kabiline”, [Paris, Imp. Clement, c.1900]; two

cards from the same series, cut to outline, advertising Chocolat

Devinck; and two others, all lithographed in colour. £200 - £300

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Lot 543

543. sh a D O W g r a p h s, a complete set of 25 cards, printed in colour

depicting male and female hands and their shadows, framed and

glazed, I. Rutter & Co., [1902]. £750 - £1,000

544. sh a D O W g r a p h s, 5 cards (of 12), depicting children throwing

hand shadows, two slightly worn, Arrow Confectionery, [1904] §

8 cards, each with illustration and verse lithographed in colour,

advertising Mellin’s Food; 4 cards from the same series, three

with duplicate images, all with instruction instead of the verse,

advertising Needhams Polishing Paste; another with duplicate

illustration, and no text, advertising Shredded Wheat, [c.1910] § An

anonymous set of 12 small octagonal cards, depicting hands and

shadows, [c.1910] § An anonymous set of 12 cards, each depicting

a woman’s hands casting shadows onto a lacy screen, [c.1910] § 3

cards (of 12), each depicting a child throwing hand shadows, with

small illustration of the animals displayed, text in French; and 7 (of

12) cards from the same series in miniature format, text in Spanish,

Suchard, [c.1910], all lithographed in colour £200 - £300

545. sh a D O W g r a p h s, 23 cards, each with large illustration of the

subject below hands and shadow, lithographed in colour, gold

borders, advertising “Le Bios”, Halluin, H. Landsberg, [c.1910]

§ The Shadow Game, 18 cards including title with instructions,

printed in colour, [c.1930] § Throwing Shadows on the Wall, a

complete set of 12 cards, illustrations and directions below against

a blue background, J. Edmondson & Co. Ltd, [1939] § Hand

Shadows, facsimile reprint of the Ardath Tobacco series of 50

cards; 24 other cards, two booklets issued by the “Hotspur” and

Bovril, and a set of 15 Kaffeerahm cream container tops, loosely

inserted in album. £150 - £200

546. sh a D O W g r a p h s, a complete set of 25 cards, printed in colour

depicting male and female hands and their shadows, framed and

glazed, F. and J, Smith, [1915]. £150 - £200

547. sh a D O W g r a p h s, 46 cards (of 50, lacking no.5, 13, 18, and

40) printed in colour, each with a large scene and inset illustration

of hand and shadow), titled in French, the majority advertising

“Emmanuele Falzon”, Malta; and duplicates of no.1, 24-26, 30 and

31, the majority advertising “Crème Eclipse”, [France,.c.1925].

£100 - £150

548. Op t i C a L iL L u s i O n s, a complete set of 25 cards, printed in colour

depicting various scenes incorporating illusions, descriptions

on backs, framed and glazed, Major Drapkin & Co., [1926] §

Optical Illusions, a complete set of 25 cards, printed in colour

with diagrammatic illustrations, descriptions on backs, framed

and glazed, Godfrey Phillips Ltd., [1927] § Optical Illusions, a

complete set of 25 cards, printed in colour with diagrammatic

illustrations, descriptions on backs, framed and glazed, Edwards,

Ringer & Bigg, [1935]. £200 - £300

549. Op t i C a L iL L u s i O n s, a complete set of 36 cards, printed in colour

with diagrammatic illustrations, text below, health, beauty and pet

care hints on backs, D.W. Goodwin, [1930]; 12 cards advertising

Nestlé and Kohler; and 15 others. £200 - £300

550. pu n C h a n D ju D y, a collection of 38 trade cards, including

a card depicting two child clowns standing in front of a Punch

and Judy Show, Paris, J. Minot, [c.1890]; a large card with a rear

view of puppeteer performing, Paris, J.E. Goosens, [c.1900]; both

advertising “Au Bon Marche”; two children watching a show,

[Paris?, c.1900], all lithographed in colour; Kasperle-Theater, a

complete set of 6 cards, printed in colour illustrating scenes from

the play, verse text on backs, Altona, C.H.L. Gartmann, [c.1930];

Punch & Judy & Children’s Magic, series 3 and 4, 10 cards and

3 duplicates, printed in colour with photographic illustrations of

the booth and puppets, Pontyclun, Eric Sharp, [c.1950] § Willers

(Terry) Six humorous cards, printed in colour, number 7 of 20 sets,

signed by Quentin Reynolds, framed and glazed, 1988; and fifteen

others; 15 postcards, including three early examples depicting

shows in a London park, and at Hastings and Rhyl; another with

birthday wishes, another by C.H.May depicting Punch and Judy

juggling Toby and the baby on a beach; seven sets of six postatge

stamps, two on first day covers, two with pictorial folders, the

remainder on undivided sheet, 2001; and two sets of postcards with

the same designs. £200 - £300


551. CL O s e-u p ma g i C. a collection of small props comprising three

early turned brass coin boxes; a turned wood ball box with plunger

in top; a “Cabinet of Coin Tricks” containing six feked pennies,

c,1920; six small boxed tricks, c.1920: Wonder Rose, Inzani-Henley

Magic Company; Changing Colour Dice; Three Blind Mice; a

Magnetic Top, Das keifende Shepaar, and miniature card change in

a matchbox, all but the last with directions § Edward Victor’s “20

Tricks in a Matchbox”, ?incomplete; a Davenport Demon Wonder

Box, with instructions; a Collectors Workshop Geneva Prediction

Watch, with instructions in original box § Fred Lowe’s Chinese

Demon, with instructions; two linking finger rings, one with three

stones by R.A.R. Magic, with invoice, 1984 § a production penny

farthing, and a similar tricycle. £200 - £300

552. CO L L a p s a B L e Ch a i r, folding down into wooden case, “Good

Night” painted on both sides, 812mm. high, folding to 190mm. by

430mm. by 99mm. § Histed’s Toucan, hinged wooden octagonal

boards opening to reveal painted toucan, with instructions, 405mm.

diameter § Elusive Rabbits, two double-sided painted wood rabbits

on stands with thin wooden overlay and sleeve, 315mm. high §

Harry Baron’s Baffling Bunnies, 16 large printed cards, one cut

to take cut-out rabbit, with felt covered stand and instructions, the

cards 182mm. by 119mm. £150 - £200

Lot 553

❦ Apparatus

Lot 556

553. CO n j u r i n g tr i C k s, card box containing 11 tricks and wand, 9

of the pieces in original wrapping, with three different instruction

booklets, the lid printed in silver, split along one edge, 234mm. by

435mm., J.W.S[pear] & S[ons], [c.1910]. £300 - £400

554. Dav iD Be r g L a s CO n j u r i n g tr i C k s (th e) card box containing

14 tricks and wand, and book of instructions, large label with

portrait on lid, 210mm. by 310mm., Kay, [c.1950] § Demon Modern

Card Tricks, card box containing 6 sets of prepared cards, each

with instructions, one in printed envelope, the others in original

cellophane, and five others apparently from another source, pictorial

label on lid repeated inside, 197mm. by 204mm., Lewis Davenport,

[c.1950] § A Pocket Book of Pocket Tricks, card box containing

small plastic tricks, lacking instructions, printed wrapper, 134mm.

by 99mm., Vampire Series, [c.1960]. £150 - £200

*** The first set is in excellent unused condition, with the contents

all held in place with the original rubber bands.

555. Dav iD ni x O n su p e r ma g i C BO x, large card box containing

12 tricks and Magic Club membership card, printed cover with

portrait repeated inside lid, 260mm. by 515mm., [c.1950]; David

Nixon Magic, card box containing 15 tricks and Magic Club

membership card, the production box lacking lid, the box with

silhouette portrait on lid, and label inside with portrait, edges

slightly damaged, 269mm. by 335mm., [c.1950]; David Nixon’s

Magic Set, card box containing 15 tricks, wand, and instruction

book describing 33 tricks, the contents unopened, the lid with large

portrait and illustration of items in the set, 408mm. by 283mm.

[c.1960]. £150 - £200

556. ma n D a r i n tr a n s f O r m at i O n, number 30 of 30 sets, comprising

large metal vase and two tubes with covers, and two stacks of

coloured “chequers”, with directions, description and three chrome

dishes in aluminium case, Rings ‘N Things Magic Company.

£1,000 - £1,500

*** The transformation of an orange, chequers and rice was

performed by Chris Pratt at the S.A.M. and I.B.M. Conventions in

1997 and at the Magic Circle Heritage Weekend in 2007.

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557. ma s k e Ly n e’s my s t e r i e s, card box containing 17 tricks and

puzzles, label inside lid with instructions mainly for other tricks,

pictorial label on lid, 283mm. by 300mm., [c.1930]. £80 - £120

*** This example is in excellent condition, from the collection of

Wittus Witt, sold in 2004.

558. Orrin (J.F.) Or r i n’s mat C h B O x rO u t i n e, painted red stand,

cover and sleeve, and seven matchboxes; a chromed metal Passando

stand; a chromed metal production canister; Davenports’s Die

Box Chimney, with shell die, wooden chimney, and instructions,

a wooden die box, with die and shell die, both sides of the box

with two fold-down flaps; a silk vanish gun; a “Say When Glass” in

painted metal canister; a large feather bouquet; and other pieces.

£150 - £200

559. spirit Be L L, glass bell with metal striker, and wand, early

20th century, with two spirit clocks, one with glass dial, by Harry

Stanley, the other Perspex in original box by Bazar de Magia, and

chrome stand on wooden base. £750 - £1,000

*** The stand was custom made by Scott Penrose for Chris Pratt,

inspired by the Anverdi system. Both the bell and dial can be placed

on it, and the bell operated electronically with a key fob transmitter.

It was used by Chris Pratt at the Magic Circle Collectors’ Day, May

2004, and the I.B.M. Convention in September the same year.


560. Bertram (Charles) isn’t it WO n D e r f u L?, hinges weak,

original pictorial cloth, gilt, browned, small split to lower joint,

1896; A Magician in Many Lands, L a r g e pa p e r C O p y, colour

frontispiece, inscription to endpaper, original cloth, spine a little

faded and damp-stained, spine ends bumped, New York and

London, 1911 § Dawes (Edwin A.) Charles Bertram the Court

Conjurer, p r e s e n tat i O n C O p y, s i g n e D B y t h e a u t h O r to half-title,

original boards, dust-jacket, Washington DC, 1997, first e D i t i O n s,

plates and illustrations; and another, the ordinary 8vo copy of the

second, v.s. (4) £150 - £200

561. Bishop (Washington Irving) se C O n D si g h t ex p L a i n e D, some

spotting, rebacked with modern tape, 1880 § Williams (Ned)

Psychic Vision, 1929 § Annemann (Theodore) Mental Bargain

Effects, 1955; Mental and Psychic Routine, 1956; Mental Club Act,

1956 § Dexter (Edward S.) Contact Mind Reading, s i g n e D B y t h e

a u t h O r, bookplate of Christopher Woodward to pastedown, 1952;

Entertaining With Hypnotism, 1956 § Lustig (David J.) Vaudeville

Mind Reading, 1920 § The Art of Stage Mind Reading, front

cover becoming loose, New York, 1913 § Nelson (Robert A.) More

Miracles in Mentalism, 1959 § Morrow (Albert) Thought-Reading

Exposed, Manchester, n.d. § Hull (Burling) 30 “One Man” Mind

Reading and Spirit Mysteries, New York, n.d. § Hull (R.W.) Hull’s

Wonder Trick “Name-O-Card”, Crooksville, OH, n.d., original

wrappers, some surface soiling; and c.45 others, mental magic, 8vo

(c.55) £150 - £200

562. Bodie (Walford) th e BO D i e BO O k, first e D i t i O n, spotting

to margins, original pictorial cloth, spine browned, spine ends

bumped, 1905 § Cremer (W.H., editor) The Secret Out, spotting,

original cloth, a little rubbed and soiled, [c.1874]; Magician’s Own

Book, new edition, occasional spotting, original pictorial cloth,

spine a little browned, [c.1900] § Saches (Edwin) Sleight of Hand,

second, and greatly enlarged, edition, spotting, original pictorial

cloth, damp-stained, rubbed, [1895], plates and illustrations; and

2 others, early 20th century conjuring, 8vo (6) £120 - £180

The Property of the late Frank Koval (1941-2007)

Frank Koval spent much of his working life as a teacher after graduating in chemistry from Kings College London, a

career that ran alongside his passion for magic for much of his life. As an amateur magician he specialised in close-up and

magical illusions, which eventually lead to him becoming a Silver Medal member of The Inner Magic Circle. In addition he

published and lectured upon various magic-related subjects, most notably Harry Houdini, a personal hero.

The majority of the following books contain Frank Koval’s personalised bookplate.

Lot 563

563. Brewster (Sir David) Le t t e r s O n nat u r a L ma g i C, addressed

to Sir Walter Scott, first e D i t i O n, half title, illustrations, including

2 with movable parts, some damp-staining to head of first 2

gatherings, original cloth, browned, joints split but holding firm,

small 8vo, 1832. £120 - £180

*** This volume includes includes an entry on Babbage’s

Calculating Machine. One of Babbage’s early papers (1819) was

published by Brewster, who supported Babbage’s work in literary

and political circles.

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564. Brown (J. H.) sp e C t r O p i a, O r su r p r i s i n g sp e C t r a L iL L u s i O n s,

showing Ghosts Everywhere and of any Colour, 16 lithographed

plates, the majority coloured by hand, illustrations in text, tears

to 3 plates, not affecting images, loss to back endpaper, orignal

cloth-backed pictorial boards, worn, Griffith and Farran, 1864

§ [Tregortha (John) and John Smith]. News From the Invisible

World, engraved frontispiece, offsetting, some browning, later

cloth, rubbed, Halifax, 1839 § Ingoldsby (Thomas) The Ingoldsby

Legends, 2 vol., engraved frontispiece, additional title and plates,

original pictorial cloth, gilt, spines a little browned, 1876 § Podmore

(Frank) Apparitions and Thought-Transference, advertisements,

ownership stamp to title and half-title, original cloth, spine faded,

1894 § Tuckett (Ivor LL.) The Evidence for the Supernatural, some

spotting, original cloth, 1911; and 19 others, 19th and early 20th

century supernatural, 4to & 8vo (25) £150 - £200

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565. Burlingame (H.J.) hO W tO re a D peOpLe’s mi nD s, [2 copies],

illustrations, sta n L e y CO L L i n s’ C O p y, with his inscription to endpaper

and bookplate to pastedown, modern half cloth, original wrappers bound

in, Chicago, 1905; Leaves from Conjurers’ Scrap Books, illustrations,

original cloth, spine browned, corners and spine ends bumped, rubbed,

Chicago, 1891; and another, Burlingame, 8vo (4) £120 - £180

566. Ch a r LtO n (Ch r i s).- a collection of five playbills for variety shows

featuring Chris Charlton at the Theatre Royal, Scarborough, and at

the Alhambra, Barnsley, the second with chips to margins and 3 short

tears, 1922 and 1923; Cellsus, The White Wizard, at the Theatre Royal

Scarborough, 1923; Linga Singh at the Theatre Royal, Scarborough,

and at the Empire, Newport, the second with illustration, small hole to

first, light spotting, 1922 and 1923, all but the last in blue and white,

the last in red and black, 760 x 253mm, unframed (5) £200 - £300

567. Clarke (Sydney W.) th e an n a L s O f CO n j u r i n g, original

boards, 1983 § Trowbridge (W.R.H.) Cagliostro, light spotting,

original cloth, spine faded, 1910 § Palmer (William Henry) Melody

Magic, O n e O f 1,000 C O p i e s, original cloth, damp-stained, D.C.,

1932 § Dawes (Edwin A.) The Great Illusionists, p r e s e n tat i O n

C O p y, s i g n e D B y t h e a u t h O r to endpaper, original cloth, dustjacket,

browned at spine, 1979 § Adrion (Alexander) Die Kunst zu

Zaubern, p r e s e n tat i O n C O p y, s i g n e D B y t h e a u t h O r to frontispiece,

original cloth, dust-jacket, browned at spine and margins, creased

at edges, 1978, Reynolds (Charles and Regina) 100 Years of Magic

Posters, marginal browning, not affecting images, original pictorial

coloured wrappers, damp-stained at margins of front panel, New

York, 1976, first e D i t i O n s, plates and illustrations; and 15 others,

magical history, 8vo & 4to (20) £150 - £200

568. CO L L e C t i O n O f iL L u s t r at i O n s (a), c.24ff., including 4 engraved

“Legerdemain” plates from the Encyclopaedia Britannica;

Magicians & Sorcerers of China, from Drake’s Voyages; 2

engravings of the witch at Endor; numberous illustrations from The

Illustrated London News, including “The Christmas Conjuror”,

“Robert Houdin’s Soirees Fantastiques” and “Messrs Maskelyne

and Cooke’s Anti-Spiritualistic Entertainment at the Egyptian Hall,

if folder, v.s., v.d. £100 - £150

569. CO L L e C t i O n O f iL L u s t r at i O n s (a), from the London Illustrated

News and The Graphic, c.39ff., including, “Prosecution of the Spirit

Medium at Bow-Street”, “The Famous £1000 Colley-Maskelyne

Libl Case” “Messrs. Maskelyne and Cooke’s Anit-Spiritualistic

Entertainment at the Egyptian Hall”, “The Three-Card Trick”, “The

Japanese Jugglers at St. Martin’s Hall”, “Mr W.Irving Bishop, the

“Thought Reader,” at St.James’s Hall”, several duplicates, loose

in plastic wallets, v.s., v.d. £100 - £150

Lot 570

570. CO L L e C t i O n O f pL ay B i L L s, pO s t e r s a n D pr O m O t i O n a L Br O C h u r e s

(a), including a playbill for a variety act featuring Chris Charlton

at the Royalty Theatre, London, printed in red and black, a little

creased at margins, 755 x 510 mm, n.d. § Playbill for Shogun &

Ryder Shooting Through a Woman at the Palladium, Llandudno,

printed in blue, folding creases, 880 x 285 mm, 1935 § Promotional

flier for “Ovette”, illustrations, short tears to central crease,

creasing to base, 460 x 150 mm, 1930 § Promotional brochure for

“La Celeste”, i n s C r i B e D B y Ce L e s t e tO v e r s O, illustration, original

pictorial wrappers, horizontal fold, short tear along fold, n.d., and

16 others, similar, including 2 original posters of Alexander, v.s.

(20) £150 - £200


571. Corinda (Tony) th i rt e e n st e p s tO me n ta L i s m, 13 vol.

(lacking vol.3 & 4, with duplicates of 2 and 8), 1958-1960 §

Warlock (Peter) The Best Tricks With Slates, New York, 1952 §

Victor (Edward) More Magic of the Hands, 2 vol., n.d. § Hull

(Burling) Bulletin of Latest Sleights and Tricks, rebacked in tape,

New York, 1914 § Bagshawe (Edward) Proudlock’s Egg Bag and

Four-Ace Presentations, n.d.; Proudlock’s Routine With Thimbles,

n.d.; Proudlock’s Version of the Sympathetic Silks, 1936 § Maurice

(Edward) Showmanship and Presentation, p r e s e n tat i O n C O p y,

s i g n e D B y t h e a u t h O r to endpaper, Birmingham, n.d., illustrations,

original wrappers, some with light surface soiling; and c.55 others,

conjuring pamphlets, 8vo (c.75) £120 - £180

Lot 572

572. Cruikshank (George) a Di s C O v e ry CO n C e r n i n g gh O s t s,

illustrations, original wrappers, spotted, loose in modern wrappers,

bookplate of Edwin A. Dawes to pastedown, 8vo, 1863.

£150 - £200

573. Cumberland (Stuart) a th O u g h t-re a D e r’s th O u g h t s,

fronstispiece, original cloth, spine a little faded, 1888 § Report on

Spiritualism of the Committee of the London Dialectic Society,

fourth thousand, original cloth, spine browned, worn at spine

ends, 1873 § Crookes (William) Researches in the Phenomena

of Spiritualism, illustrations, bookplate of Edwin Dawes to

pastedown, original cloth, spine browned, upper joint split, 1874

§ Hyslop (James H.) Psychical Research and Survival, original

wrappers, spine browned, 1914 § Duraven (Earl of) Experiences

in Spiritualism with D.D.Home, marginal spotting, inscription to

endpaper, bookplate of Edwin Dawes to pastedown, original cloth,

spine browned, rubbed, Glasgow, 1924; and 17 others, early 20th

century spiritualism, 8vo (22) £100 - £150

Lot 574

574. Dai Vernon.- Ganson (Lewis) th e Da i ve r n O n BO O k O f

ma g i C, p r e s e n tat i O n C O p y, s i g n e D B y t h e a u t h O r a n D Da i ve r n O n

to endpaper, original boards, dust-jacket, browned, loss to head,

creased, [1957] § Minch (Stephen) The Vernon Chronicles, vol.1-

3 only (of 4), original cloth, dust-jackets, light browning to foreedges,

1987-1989, first e D i t i O n s, illustrations, 8vo & 4to (4)

£150 - £200

575. Dawes (Edwin A.) th e Bar r i s t e r in t h e Cir C L e, n u m B e r 19

O f 25 D e L u x e C O p i e s, s i g n e D B y t h e a u t h O r, 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, illustrations, original calf, a little rubbed, 8vo, The

Magic Circle, 1983. £100 - £150

Lot 576

576. Doyle (Sir Arthur Conan) The Case For Spirit Photography,

plates, original wrappers, browned, lacking spine, [1922]; The

New Revelation, 1918; The Vital Message, [1919]; The Wanderings

of a Spiritualist, plates, [1921]; Our Second American Adventure,

plates, [1924]; The History of Spiritualism, 2 vol., plates, 1926,

first e D i t i O n s, some spotting, all but the first in original cloth,

spines faded, rubbed, [Green and Gibson B31, B23, B25, B28, B33,

B37]; and another, Doyle, 8vo (8) £120 - £180

577. Evans (Henry Ridgely) ma g i C a n D its prOfessOrs, spotted,

original pictorial cloth, rubbed and browned, 1902 § Zolotow

(Maurice) The Great Balsamo, pe t e r War L O C k’s C O p y, W i t h h i s

B O O k p L at e tO pa s t e D O W n a n D a p r e s e n tat i O n insCriptiOn f r O m h i m

to half-title, spine a little damp-stained, New York, 1946 § Dawes

(Edwin A.) The Barrister in the Circle, n u m B e r 198 O f 500 C O p i e s,

p r e s e n tat i O n C O p y, s i g n e D B y t h e a u t h O r to endpaper, jacket

browned at spine, 1983 § Desfor (Irving) Great Magicians in Great

Moments, title spotted, jacket browned at spine, Pomeroy, OH,

1983 § Price (David) Magic, A Pictorial History of Conjurers in

the Theater, jacket creased at head, spine damp-stained, 1985 §

Waters (T.A.) The Encyclopaedia of Magic and Magicians, jacket

spine a little browned, 1988, first e D i t i O n s, plates and illustrations

original cloth or boards, all but the first 2 with dust-jackets; and 16

others, magical history, 8vo & 4to (22) £120 - £180

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578. Farelli (Victor) Ca r D ma g i C, 2 vol., Heston, 1933; Controlled

Coincidence, second edition, 1928; “Lend Me Your Pack”, n.d. §

Ganson (Lewis) Dai Vernon’s Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic,

n.d.; Unconventional Magic, n.d. § Burrows (J.F.) Programmes

of Magicians, n.d. § Joseph (Eddie) A Practical Lesson in “Cups

and Balls”, Colon, MI, n.d.; Strictly Magic, 1949 § Selby (W.)

Handcuff and Gaol Breaking Mystery Exposed, Manchester, n.d. §

Hull (Burling) 33 Rope Ties and Chain Releases, New York, 1915;

Bulletin of Latest Sleights and Tricks, New York, 1914 § Morrell

(Reginald A.) Up-to-Date Mystical Sleights and Illusions, 1900,

illustrations, original wrappers, some light surface soiling; and 12

others, most pamphlets by Stanyon, 8vo (25) £100 - £150

579. [Farrington (Elijah)] re v e L at i O n s O f a spirit me D i u m, plates,

title with loss to fore-edge, not affecting text, browning to margins,

ownership inscription to endpaper, bookplate to pastedown,

modern cloth, St.Paul, Minn, 1891 § Weatherly (Lionel A.) The

Supernatural?, plates and illustrations, original cloth, spine

browned, 1891 § Do the Dead Return?, plates, occasional spotting,

later cloth, remains of label to front cover, 1898 § “Sepharial”. A

Manual of Occultism, illustrations, original pictorial cloth, gilt,

upper cover with damp-staining at corners, 1911, first e D i t i O n s;

and 2 others, similar, 8vo (6) £150 - £200

*** The bookplate in the first is handwritten and reads: “Chas L.

Thulke, The Prince of Magicians, 1893.”

580. Findlay (J.B.) in t e r n at i O n a L gu i D e tO pO s t e r s & pL ay B i L L s,

number 244 of 250 copies, Shanklin, IW, 1972 § The History of

the “Magic Wand”, 1923 § Dawes (Edwin A.) Vonetta, Mistress of

Mystery, number 81 of 200 copies, p r e s e n tat i O n C O p y, s i g n e D B y

t h e a u t h O r to endpaper, Anlaby, 1982 §Whaley (Bart) Who’s Who

in Magic, one of 500 copies, Wallace, ID, 1991 § Hibberd (David)

Chronicle of Magic 1900-1999, number 125 of 200 copies, 2003,

illustrations, original wrappers; and 19 others, history of magic,

v.s. (24) £80 - £120

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Lot 581

581. Gale (John) Ca B i n e t O f kn O W L e D g e, O r mi s C e L L a n e O u s

re C r e at i O n s, including the most celebrated Card Deceptions

ever Exhibited, fourth edition, 6 engraved linen-backed plates,

occasional foxing, title browned, later endpapers, later half

morocco, a little rubbed, [Hall p. 158; Toole Stott: Conjuring 310],

12mo, Cutchell and Martin, etc., 1808. £300 - £400

*** “The last contribution of importance to the literature of

conjuring to be published in Great Britain in the eighteenth

century.” Hall.

582. Gaultier (Camille) ma g i C Wi t h O u t ap pa r at u s, original

pictorial cloth, gilt, fore-edge damp-stained, dust-jacket, browned,

1945 § Collins (Stanley) A Conjuring Mélange, original cloth, 1947

§ Dhotel (Jules) Magic With Small Apparatus, vol.1 only, original

cloth, dust-jacket, spine faded, some damp-staining, 1947 § Sachs

(Edwin T.) Sleight of Hand, fourth edition, original pictorial cloth,

gilt, dust-jacket, spine faded, a little soiled, 1946 § Hay (Henry,

editor) Cyclopedia of Magic, original cloth, dust-jacket, spine a

little faded, front panel damp-stained, Washington Square, PA,

1949, all but the fourth first e D i t i O n s, plates and illustrations, the

first 4 Berkely Heights, NJ; and 36 others, Magic from the 1940s,

8vo (41) £120 - £180

583. Gibson (Walter B., editor) th e ph O e n i x, no.1-300, 6 vol.,

facsimile edition, ilustrations, original cloth, Louis Tannen, New

York, n.d. § Anneman (Theodore, editor) The Jinx, no.1-40,

illustrations, original wrappers, some marginal browning, Waverly,

NY, 1934-1938; The Jinx, no.1-151, 3 vol., facsimile edition,

illustrations, original cloth, gilt, Louis Tannen, New York, n.d; and

a quantity of others, magic and spiritualist peridoicals, including

The Magic Circular, The Budget, Magigram, Pentagram and The

Sceptic, 4to & 8vo (qty.) £100 - £150

584. Gilray (James) fO rt u n e-hu n t i n g, from the Bohn edition of

the collected plates, etching, hand-coloured, 260 x 385mm, c.1845 §

Craig (W.M.) Fortune-Teller, from Barclay’s Dictionary, engraving,

hand-coloured, 250 x 190mm, [c.1800] § An aquatint fortune-telling

scene from a play, text below, marginal browning, 265 x 200mm,

[1820s]; and 10 others, fortune-telling or supernatural scenes, the

majority engravings, framed and glazed (13) £100 - £150

585. Goldin (Horace) hO r a C e gO L D i n’s seCrets O f ma g i C,

illustrations, some marks in pen, original pictorial wrappers, horizontal

fold, [1920s]; A playbill for a variety show featuring Goldin, giving

details of his repertoire, at the Hippodrome, Chesterfield, folding

creases, small holds at head, 1927, v.s. (2) £100 - £150

586. Goldston (Will) mO r e ex C L u s i v e ma g i C a L seCrets, n u m B e r

732 O f a n unspeCifieD LimitatiOn, bookplate of Christopher Brinson to

pastedown, library cloth, spine detached, rubbed, [1921]; Sensational

Tales of Mystery Men, s i g n e D B y t h e a u t h O r to frontispiece, tippedin

portrait photographs, original cloth, spine faded, cocked, 1929; A

Magician’s Swan Song, presentatiOn C O p y, s i g n e D B y t h e a u t h O r to

endpaper, spotting, bookplate of Christopher Brinson to pastedown

and his stamp to a few pp., spotting, original cloth spine faded, [1934]

§ Victor (Edward) The Magic of the Hands, ownership inscription to

endpaper, original cloth, [1937] § Hilliard (John Northern) Greater

Magic, second impression, original magic, dust-jacket, creasing to

head and base, 1938 § Chislett (T.S.) Spirits in the House, original

cloth, spine faded, 1949, all but the fifth first e D i t i O n s, plates and

illustrations; and 21 others, early 20th century magic, 4to & 8vo

(27) £150 - £200


587. gr e at hi L L a r D (th e).- a collection of six playbills for variety

shows featuring The Great Hillard and Partner at the Alexandra

Theatre, Pontefract, a little faded, 1924; “Datas”, the great memory

man, and Kifmof at the Grand Theatre, Lancaster, browning, 1924;

The Great Le Mounier at the Empire, Ebbw Vale, slight loss to

head, 1924; The Mystic Saxbys at the Theatre Royal, Scarborough,

1922; and 2 others, playbills for Cinderella, the majority printed in

blue and white, 760 x 253mm, unframed £100 - £150

588. Hall (Trevor H.) a Bi B L i O g r a p h y O f BO O k s O n CO n j u r i n g in

en g L i s h f r O m 1580 tO 1850, original boards, dust-jacket, spine

damp-stained, Lepton, 1957; Old Conjuring Books, [2 copies],

original decorative boards, 1972; The Winder Sale of Old Conjuring

Books, spotting, original wrappers, spotted, Leeds, 1975 § Toole

Stott (Raymond) A Bibliography of English Conjuring 1581-1876,

2 vol., original boards, dust-jackets, spines browned, Derby, 1976-

1978 § Alfredson (James B.) and George L. Daily, Jr., spotting,

original cloth, soiled, York, Penn., 1986, all but the last L i m i t e D

e D i t i O n s, plates; and 14 others, Trevor Hall and bibliographies, 4to

& 8vo (21) £150 - £200

589. Harbin (Robert) ha r B i n C a D a B r a, n u m B e r 70 O f 100 D e L u x e

C O p i e s, s i g n e D B y t h e a u t h O r, illustrations, contemporary calf, gilt,

g.e., a fine copy, 8vo, 1979. £100 - £150

Lot 590

590. Hermon (Harry) he L L e r i s m: Second-Sight Mystery,

Supernatural Vision or Second-Sight, first e D i t i O n, frontispiece,

illustrations, tissue-guard, spotting to margins, frontispiece

detached, bookplate of Fulton Oursler to pastedown, original

pictorial cloth, spine browned, corners and spine ends bumped,

12mo, Boston and New York, 1884. £120 - £180

*** Fulton Oursler (1893-1952) was an American journalist,

playwright and novelist. Passionately involved in conjuring from

an early age, he often incorporated magic and magicians into his

plots and campaigned alongside Harry Houdini against fraudulent

mediums.

591. Houdini (Harry) th e un m a s k i n g O f rO B e rt-hO u D i n, later

cloth, 1909; Houdini’s Paper Magic, inscription to endpapers,

spotting, 1922; A Magician Among the Spirits, 1924 § Elliott (Dr.

William James) Elliott’s Last Legacy, edited by Houdini, upper

joint weak, New York, 1923 § Dunninger (Joseph) Houdini’s Spirit

Exposés, illustrations, original pictorial wrappers, upper joint

splitting, New York, 1928 § Moulton (H.J.) Houdini’s History of

Magic in Boston 1792-1915, facsimile of the original manuscript,

Greenwood, Ill, 1983 § Hugard (Jean) Houdini’s “Unmasking”,

York, Penn, 1989 § Brandon (Ruth) The Life and Many Deaths

of Harry Houdini [7 copies], reprint, p r e s e n tat i O n C O p y, s i g n e D B y

t h e a u t h O r to pastedown, 1993 § Silverman (Kenneth) Notes to

Houdini!!!, p r e s e n tat i O n C O p y, s i g n e D B y t h e a u t h O r to pastedown,

1996, all first e D i t i O n s unless otherwise mentioned, plates and

illustrations, original cloth or boards, last 2 with dust-jackets; and

c.35 others, concerning Houdini, v.s. (c.50) £250 - £350

Lot 592

592. Houdini (Harry) th e gr i m ga m e , a promotional brochure

for the film “The Grim Game”, illustrations, original pictorial

wrappers, folding creases, tears to fore-edge, [c.1919]; The Man

From Beyond, promotional brochure for the film, illustrations,

corners chipped, browned, occasional marginal tears, folding

creases, original wrappers, browned, [c.1922]; and 6 others,

including 2 promotional posters for “Houdini” biopic and

newspaper relating to Houdini, v.s. (8) £250 - £350

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Lot 593

593. Houghton (Georgina) Ch r O n i C L e s O f t h e ph O t O g r a p h s

O f sp i r i t u a L Be i n g s a n D ph e n O m e n a, 6 photographic plates,

occasional very light spotting, plate I loose, original decorative

cloth, gilt, spine very slightly browned, 8vo, 1852. £150 - £200

Lot 594

594. King (Frank) Ca g L i O s t r O, th e La s t O f t h e sO r C e r e r s, plates,

marginal browning, original cloth, spine faded, dust-jacket, panels

detached, loosely inserted, [c.1930] § “Datas”. Datas the Memory

Man, p r e s e n tat i O n C O p y tO Ch a r L e s au s t i n, s i g n e D B y t h e a u t h O r

to endpaper, original cloth, slightly cocked, n.d. § Pecor (Charles

Joseph) The Magician on the American Stage, n u m B e r 108 O f a n

unspeCifieD LimitatiOn, s i g n e D B y t h e a u t h O r, illustrations, original

plastic, D.C., 1977 § Life of Billy Purvis (The), facsimile edition,

O n e O f 21 C O p i e s, illustrations, presentation bookplate from David

Booth, original cloth, gilt, Newcastle, 1981; and c.110 others,

similar, 8vo & 4to (c.115) £60 - £80

595. Koval (Frank) rO B e rt he L L e r: mu s i C a n D my s t e ry, n u m B e r

1 O f 500, s i g n e D B y t h e a u t h O r, a u t h O r’s O W n C O p y, illustrations,

original wrappers, 1985 § Stanley (Harry) Magic on the Halls,

illustrations, modern folder, 1980; and a small quantity of others,

including correspondence regarding the Robert Heller monograph

and notes for a lecture on Washington Irving Bishop, v.s. (sm. qty)

£60 - £80

596. Lévi (Éliphas) th e my s t e r i e s O f ma g i C, illustrations,

original cloth, gilt, browned at spine and margins, 1886 § Baggally

(W.W.) Telepathy, plates and illustrations, spotting, signature of

Douglas Dexter to pastedown, original cloth, rubbed, 1917 § Price

(Harry) and Eric J. Dingwall. Revelations of a Spirit Medium,

facsimile edition, plates, original cloth, 1922 § Bird (Malcolm J.)

My Psychic Adventures, plates, bookplate of Douglas Dexter to

pastedown, original cloth, browned at spine, 1923; “Margery”, The

Medium, plates, inscriptions to endpaper and pastedown, original

cloth, spine browned, Boston, 1925 § Murchison (Carl, editor) The

Case For and Against Psychical Belief, plates, original cloth, spine

faded, Worcester, Mass, 1927; and 16 others, early 20th century

spiritualism, 8vo (22) £100 - £150

Lot 597

597. [Lewis (Angelo J.)] “Professor Hoffmann”. Lat e r

ma g i C, first e D i t i O n, spine browned, [1904]; Modern Magic,

third edition, 1878; Magical Titbits, first e D i t i O n inscription to

endpaper, bookplate to pastedown, 1911 § Robert-Houdin (Jean

Eugène) The Secrets of Stage Conjuring, translated and edited by

Professor Hoffmann, second edition, 1881, plates and illustrations,

occasional spotting, original pictorial cloth; and 2 others, later

editions of Modern Magic, 8vo (6) £100 - £150

598. “Ludovic”. Le pe t i t ma g i C i e n, a supposed medieval scene

of fortune-telling, lithographed, hand-coloured, Paris, c.1860 § Le

Hanneton Magique, another fortune-telling scence, including the

appartition of a large beetle, lithographed, hand-coloured, Paris,

c,1860, 195 x 240 mm, famed and glazed (2) £100 - £150

599. Maden (Richard Robert) ph a n ta s m ata, O r iL L u s t i O n s a n D

fa n at i C i s m s, 2 vol., engraved frontispiece, Magic Circle library

stamps to title and several pp. and bookplate to pastedown, vol. 1

joints becoming loose, original cloth, spines damp-stained, rubbed,

8vo, 1857. £100 - £150

600. ma g i C Cata L O g u e s.- Davenport (L.) The Very Latest in

Practical Magic, illustrations, 1f. with voucher removed, original

stiff pictorial wrappers, browning, [c.1955] § de Laurence

Company (The) Catalog of Books on Occultism, Magic...,

illustrations, marginal browning, original wrappers, rebacked in

tape, lower panel torn with loss, some browning, New York, 1941,

and a quantity of others, magic catalogues, v.s. (qty.) £60 - £80


601. ma g i C ep h e m e r a.- A Collection of c.70 T.L.s., A.L.s. and A.C.s.

from Various Magicians, including Eddie Dawes, Robert Harbin,

Volker Huber and Sid Radner, [1980s and 90s] § A Collection of

c.60 Bookplates from Various Magicians, including Eddie Dawes,

Peter Warlock, James B. Alfredson, Douglas Dexter, Harry Price

and George L. Daily, in modern folder, [20th Century]; and a

quantity of others, including numerous copies of The World’s Fair

with Bayard Grimshaw’s column, cigarette cards and programmes

for various magic conventions, v.s. (Qty.) £100 - £150

602. ma g i C Wa n D (th e), edited by G. McKenzie Munro, George

Johnson and George Armstrong, no.1-236, 238, 246-249, 251, 254

and 255 (lacking no. 196), some duplicates, plates and illustrations,

12 vol. in contemporary cloth, the remainder in original wrappers,

spines a little browned, 8vo, 1910-1951; sold as a periodical, not

subject to return. £120 - £180

603. Maskelyne (Jasper Nevil) sh a r p s a n D fL at s, second edition,

original pictorial cloth, spine browned and damp-stained, cocked,

rubbed, 1895; Automata, n u m B e r 354 O f 400 C O p i e s, original

boards, The Magic Circle Foundation, 1989 § Weatherly (Lionel

A.) and J.N.Maskelyne. The Supernatural?, bookplate to pastedown,

original cloth, browned, a little cocked, Bristol and London, 1891 §

Maskelyne (Nevil) and David Devant. Our Magic, second edition,

original cloth, gilt, some fading, Berkeley Heights, NJ, 1946, plates

and illustrations; and an A.L.s. from J.N.Maskelyne, framed and

glazed, v.s. (5) £120 - £180

604. Mulholland (John) jO h n mu L h O L L a n D’s BO O k O f ma g i C,

jacket price-clipped, browned at spine, short tear to head, 1963

§ Lorayne (Harry) Close-Up Card Magic, jacket a little rubbed,

1962 § Koran (Al) Bring Out the Magic in Your Mind, jacket

price-clipped, creased at head, a little soiled, 1964 § Kane (Peter)

Kane, p r e s e n tat i O n C O p y, s i g n e D B y t h e a u t h O r to endpaper, jacket

browned, 1982 § Sharpe (Sam H.) Salutations to Robert-Houdin,

cloth gilt, browned at margins, Alberta, 1983, first e D i t i O n s, plates

and illustrations, all but the last with dust-jackets; and 35 others,

modern magic, 8vo & 4to (40) £100 - £150

605. Neil (C. Lang) th e mO D e r n CO n j u r e r, introduction by

Charles Bertram, hinges weak, original cloth, browned at spines

and margins, spine bumped and creased, 1903 § Roterberg (A.)

The Modern Wizard, bookseller’s stamp to title, original cloth, gilt,

spine a little rubbed, Chicago, [1894]; Latter Day Tricks, er n e s t

e. nO a k e s’ C O p y, with his bookplate to pastedown and blindstamp

to title, original cloth, gilt, spine a little browned, Chicago, 1896 §

Noakes (Ernest E.) Magical Originalities, original pictorial cloth,

gilt, spine faded, 1914, first e D i t i O n s, plates and illustrations; and

3 others, early 20th century magic, 8vo (7) £150 - £200

606. Nichols (T.L.) a Bi O g r a p h y O f t h e Br O t h e r s Dav e n p O rt, first

e D i t i O n, bookplate of Edwin A. Dawes to pastedown, original cloth,

gilt, a little bumped, rubbed, 8vo, 1864. £120 - £180

607. O’Donnell (Elliott) ha u n t e D Ch u r C h e s, review copy stamp

to title, jacket price-clipped, spine ends chipped, lower panel

browned, 1939 § Hopkins (R.Thurston) Cavalcade of Ghosts, light

spotting, jacket price-clipped, creased at head, 1956 § Underwood

(Peter) A Host of Hauntings, jacket price-clipped, a little browned,

1973; Hauntings, plates, jacket a little creased at head, 1977 §

Hallam (Jack) Ghosts of London, illustrations, 1975, first e D i t i O n s,

original cloth or boards, dust-jackets; and c.45 others, modern

supernatural, 8vo & 4to (c.50) £100 - £150

Lot 608

608. Pinetti (Giuseppe) am u s e m e n s ph y s i q u e s, e t Di f f é r e n t e s

ex p é r i e n C e s Di v e rt i s s a n t e s, composées & exécutées, tant à Paris

que dans les diverses Cours de l’Europe, first e D i t i O n, half title,

engraved frontispiece, [Trevor Hall pp.155-158], Paris, chez

Hardouin, 1784 B O u n D W i t h Goubert (M.) Description et Usage

des Barometres..., folding table, [Quérard p. 417], Paris, chez

l’Auteur, 1781 a n D [André (Noël)] “P.Chrysologue”. Description

et Usages de la Mappemonde Projetée Sur L’Horizon de Paris, 2

folding tables, [cf. Quérard p.58], Paris, chez Merigot at al., 1774

a n D [André (Noël)] “P.Chrysologue”. Abrégé d’Astronomie Pour

l’Usage des Planisphères, Paris, chez Merigot at al., 1778 a n D

[André (Noël)] “P.Chrysologue”. Extrait de l’Abrégé d’Astronomie,

engraved folding map of the world, Paris, chez Merigot at al.,

1779 a n D Lande (M. de la) Réflexions Sur les Comètes, engraved

frontispiece, Paris, chez Gibert, 1773, together 6 works in 1 vol.,

contemporary mottled calf, gilt, spine gilt in compartments with

morocco label, g.e., spine ends chipped, 8vo. £1,000 - £1,500

*** Giusepe Pinetti (1750-?1800) was one of the leading magicians

of the last quarter of the eighteenth century. Amusemens Physiques,

describes his most celebrated illusions, including: “Curious method

of restoring life, in two minutes, a fly that has been drowned even

twenty-four hours”, “To change a colour of a rose”, “How to shoot

a swallow flying... and after, to find means to bring it to life again”,

“A curious secret to make a card pass from one hand to the other”

(and four other card tricks), “To extinguish a wax candle at eight or

a hundred paces distance, by firing a gun loaded with ball...” and

“To pull off any person’s shirt, without undressing him”.

The last work in this volume is notable for being the chief work in

which La Lande espoused his theory of nature as random, in which

he theorizes statistically on the chances of collision between earth

and a comet.

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609. Price (Harry) sh O rt-ti t L e Cata L O g u e O f WO r k s O n ps y C h i C a L

re s e a r C h, spirituaLism, ma g i C, e t C., limited inter-leaved edition,

and Supplement, 2 vol., illustrations, original wrappers, creasing

to spine, 8vo, 1929-1935. £100 - £150

610. Price (Harry) sh O rt-ti t L e Cata L O g u e O f WO r k s O n

ps y C h i C a L re s e a r C h, spirituaLism, ma g i C, e t C., and Supplement,

2 vol., 1929-1935; Regurgitation and the Duncan Mediumship,

ownership inscription to cover, 1931; An Account of some Further

Experiments with Rudi Schneider, ownership inscription to cover,

1933; A Report on Two Experimental Fire-Walks, 1936 § Dudley

(E.E.) The Identification of the “Walter” Prints, 1932 § Soal (S.G.)

Preliminary Studies of a Vaudeville Telepathist, 1937 § Brown (G.

Burniston) A Report on Three Experimental Fire-Walks, waterstaining

to cover, 1938, illustrations, original wrappers, some

browning to spines, 8vo (8) £100 - £150

611. Price (Harry) ru D i sC h n e i D e r, A Scientific Examination

of his Mediumship, spotting, 1930; Cold Light on Spiritualistic

“Phenomena”, original wrappers, 1922; Stella C., bookplate of

Edwin A. Dawes to pastedown, 1925; Confessions of a Ghost

Hunter, second edition, inscription to endpaper, jacket priceclipped,

1936; The Haunting of Cashen’s Gap, occasoinal spotting,

jacket price-clipped, front panel and little soiled, 1936; Fifty Years

of Psychical Research, 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, jacket

price-clipped, loss to head, base of spine chipped, creased, 1939;

Poltergeist Over England, jacket with short tear to base, chipped at

head, 1945, all but the third first e D i t i O n s, plates and illustrations,

all but the second in original cloth or boards, all but the second in

dust-jackets, spines browned; and 6 others, by or about Harry Price,

8vo (13) £80 - £120

612. Read (Bob) th e Cu p s a n D Ba L L s in 19t h Ce n t u ry gr a p h i C

art, 2 vol., p r e s e n tat i O n C O p i e s, s i g n e D B y t h e a u t h O r, photocopied

text and approximately 200 illustrations, original wrappers, folio,

1984 and 1990.. £250 - £350

*** One of a few copies prepared to accompany papers presented at

the IBM British Ring, 1984, and Magic Circle Collectors Seminar,

1990. The inscription reads “For Frank Koval, with admiration, Bob

Read, Only 60 copies have been printed - there will be no more.”

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Lot 613

613, Robinson (William E.) “Chung Ling Soo”. a fe W O f

rO B i n s O n’s ne W iD e a s, Cata L O g u e nO.1, rO B i n s O n’s O W n C O p y,

W i t h “sO O CO L L e C t i O n” s ta m p to first p., loose in original wrappers,

rebacked in later tape, light surface soiling, 12mo, New York,

c.1900. £200 - £300

*** Scarce, issued from his East 88th Street address in New York

City. This small catalogue offers 50 illusions for sale.

614. “Sceptic”. an ex p O s i t i O n O f spirituaLism, occasional light

spotting, first and last gatherings mounted on stubs, new endpapes,

library cloth, 1862 § Britten (Emma Hardinge) Nineteenth Century

Miracles, plates, marginal spotting, new endpapers, original

decorative cloth, gilt, lower cover a little damp-stained, spine

splitting at lower joint, spine a little browned, rubbed, Manchester

and London, [1883] § Johann of Austria (Imperial Arch-Duke)

Insight into Spiritualism, original wrappers, chipped at lower

corner, chipped at lower corner, tear to lower cover, [1885] § Lang

(Andrew) Cock Lane and Common-Sense, ex-library copy, halftitle

scuffed, original cloth, sticker to front cover, spine browned,

rubbed, London & New York, 1894 § Thomas (Northcote W.)

Thought Transference, plates, 1 folding, half-title browned, original

cloth, 1905 § Maxwell (J.) Metaphysical Phenomena, original

cloth, spine spotted, 1905; and 28 others, late 19th and early 20th

century spiritualism, 8vo (34) £150 - £200

Lot 615

615. sp h i n x (th e), A Monthly Illustrated Magazine Devoted

Exclusively to Magic and Magicians, vol.1-52, no.1, illustrations,

very occasional light spotting, trimmed, affecting some pages, titles

mounted on linen stubs, vol. 25, 26 and 45-51 in original parts, the

rest in modern cloth, original wrappers bound-in, maginal chips

and tears, some repaired, together 42 vol., 4to, Chicago, Ill, 1902-

1953; sold as a periodical, not subject to return £1,000 - £1,500


616. Spiritualism.- Fukurai (T.) CL a i rv O ya n C e a n D

th O u g h t O g r a p h y, illustrations, original cloth, spine faded, dustjacket,

damp-stained, 1931 § Trobridge (George) A Life of Emanuel

Swedenborg, plates, light spotting, original cloth, spine faded, 1912

§ Marion (Frederick) In My Mind’s Eye, i n s C r i B e D p r e s e n tat i O n

C O p y, s i g n e D B y t h e a u t h O r to endpaper, plates, original cloth,

dust-jacket, browned at spine, some loss to spine ends, [1949] §

Rinn (Joseph F.) Sixty Years of Psychical Research, Houdini and

I Among the Spiritualists, plates and illustrations, original cloth,

dust-jacket, spine faded, New York, 1950, first e D i t i O n s; and c.120

others, Spiritualism, 4to & 8vo (c.125) £100 - £150

617. Stanyon (Ellis, editor) ma g i C, vol.1 no.3 to vol.14 no.10, a

broken run, 119 vol. in all, illustrations, original wrappers, some

browning at spine, a few bound together vol.3 with some marginal

tape repair, 1900-1914; and c.27 others, a run of the Magician, 4to,

sold as a periodical, not subject to return (c.146) £100 - £150

618. Thurston (Howard) hO Wa r D th u r s t O n’s iL L u s i O n sh O W

WO r k BO O k, 2 vol., O n e O f 500 C O p i e s, illustrations, prospectus

loosely inserted, original cloth, gilt, original cloth slip-cases, gilt,

4to, Pasadena, Magical Publications, [1991]. £150 - £200

619 Truesdell (John W.) th e BO t t O m fa C t s CO n C e r n i n g t h e

sC i e n C e O f spirituaLism, plates and illustrations, marginal browning,

uppper hinge a little weak, original cloth, rubbed, New York and

London, 1883 § Crookes (William) Researches in the Phenomena

of Spiritualism, illustrations, inscriptions to endpaper, hinges

weak, original cloth, damp-staining to margins, spine faded, spine

ends and corners bumped, 1874 § Crawford (W.J.) Experiments in

Psychical Science, illustrations, bookplate to pastedown, original

cloth, spine faded, rubbed, New York, 1919 § Dunninger (Joseph)

Inside the Medium’s Cabinet, plates, original cloth, New York,

1935; and 18 others, early 20th century spiritualism, 8vo (22)

£100 - £150

Lot 620

620. Valck (Gerard) after Nicholas Verkolye th e fO rt u n e te L L e r,

mezzotint, 310 x 240 mm, Holland, c.1700 § Haynes (Joesph) after

William Hogarth, etching, 310 x 380 mm, marginal spotting, 1782,

framed and glazed (2) £100 - £150

621. Warlock (Peter) Bu at i e r D e kO Lta, Genius of Illusion

tipped-in frontispiece, original cloth, gilt, Pasadena, Ca, 1993 §

Lews (Eric C.) and Peter Warlock. P.T.Selbit, Magical Innovator,

tipped-in plates, detached, original cloth, gilt, Pasadena, Ca, 1989

§ Walker (Barbi) and Robert Seaver. The P & L Book, s i g n e D B y

Wa L k e r, original pictorial cloth, gilt, light damp-staining to front

cover, San Leandro, Ca, 1992, each O n e O f 1,000 C O p i e s, plates and

illustrations, 4to (3) £100 - £150

622. [Wilkins (John)] me r C u ry, O r t h e se C r e t a n D sW i f t

me s s e n g e r first e D i t i O n, wood-cut illustrations throughout, new

front endpaper, lacking final blank, occasional light water-staining

to lower margin, not affecting text, contemporary sheep, rebacked,

[Wing W2202 8vo, for John Maynard and Timothy Wilkins, 1641.

£200 - £300

*** One of the first published works on cryptography, secret links,

signalling and secret codes - methods later used in thought-reading

acts.

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623. Anneman (Theo.) sh-h-h—! it’s a se C r e t, [1934]; Full

Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks, New York, 1943; Incorporated

Strange Secrets, 1956 § Grant (U.F.) Grant’s Super Magical

Secrets, [1935] § Stickland (William G.) “It” A book of Novel and

Original Interesting Tricks, [1936] § Wehman Bros. New Book of

One Hundred and Fifty Parlor Tricks and Games, New York, 1939;

New Book of Tricks, New York, n.d. § Bagshawe (Edward) Novel

Mysteries, parts 1 and 4-6, second editions, 1940-1942 § Warlock

{Peter) Designs for Magic, 1941; Plans for Deception, 1942 §

Gardner (Martin) Cut the Cards, [Chicago], [1942] § Ganson

(Lewis) Dai Vernon’s Symphony of the Rings, p r e s e n tat i O n C O p y,

inscribed by the author to Jimmy Findlay, [1958], illustrations,

original wrappers, all but the first with the bookplate of J.B.

Findlay; and 20 others, nine from the same collection, 8vo and 4to

(35) £125 - £175

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Lot 624

624. art O f CO n j u r i n g ma D e ea s y (th e), or instructions for

performing the most astonishing Sleight-of-Hand Feats, with

directions for making Fireworks, original wrappers, full title and

wood-engraved illustration on upper cover, with the signature of

George Johnson and bookplate of J.B. Findlay, [Toole Stott 65],

12mo, Devonport, Samuel and John Keys, [c.1840]. £150 - £200

625. Barnum (P.T.) st r u g g L e s a n D tr i u m p h s, O r si x t y ye a r s

re C O L L e C t i O n s, wood-engraved portrait frontispiece and 31 fullpage

illustrations, original wrappers, soiled and worn, backstrip

defective, 1889 § Devant (David) Secrets of my Magic, first

e D i t i O n, “publisher’s compliments stamp on title-page”, plates,

1936 § Beaufort (Douglas) Nothing Up My Sleeve, first e D i t i O n,

plates, original cloth, dust jacket frayed, 1938 § Robert-Houdin

(Jean Eugène) Memoirs,1942; Another edition, inscribed to J.B.

Findlay by the publisher “Collector’s item, with two [variant] dust

jackets”, Minneapolis, 1944 § Dexter (Will) The Riddle of Chung

Ling Soo, first e D i t i O n, presentation copy inscribed by the author

to J.B. Findlay, plates, 1955 , all but the first in original cloth, the

last four with dust jackets, all but the second with the bookplate of

J.B. Findlay; and five others, 8vo (11) £150 - £200

The Proprty of Ian Halley Carnegie

626. Blackstone (Harry) BL a C k s t O n e’s se C r e t s O f ma g i C,

i n s c r i b e d b y t h e a u t h o r, covers slightly affected by damp, New

York, 1929; Tricks Anyone Can Do, 2 copies, original boards, one

with W.H. Allen’s sticker over American price, New York, 1948 §

Gibson (Walter B.) Magician’s Manual, second edition, inscribed

by the author, original boards, folio, New York, [1934?]; The New

Magician’s Manual, original boards, dust jacket split at spine, folio,

New York, 1936 § Baker (Al) and others. Our Mysteries, New York,

1941 § Larsen (Geraldine Conrad) Nothing up his Sleeve, inscribed

by the author, Hollywood, 1943 § Annemann (Theo.) Practical

Mental Effects, New York, 1944 § Christopher (Milbourne) Varied

Deceptions, inscribed by the author to Jimmy Findlay, [1953] §

Hugard (Jean) Modern Magic Manual, 1957, illustrations, all but

the second-fourth in original cloth, the sixth, seventh and last two

with dust jackets, all but the last with the bookplate of J.B. Findlay;

and five others, 8vo and folio (15) £150 - £200

627. Clarke (Sidney W.) and Adolph Blind. th e Bi B L i O g r a p h y O f

CO n j u r i n g, 1920 § Disher (M. Willson) Greatest Show on Earth,

top of spine torn, 1937; Blood and Thunder, hinges repaired, 1949;

Pleasures of London, 1950 § Lamb (Geoffrey) Victorian Magic,

1976 § Gibson (Walter B.) The Complete Illustrated Book of

Close-Up Magic, 1980 § Fisher (John) Paul Daniels and the Story

of Magic, 1987 § Murray (Barry) Paul Daniels Adult Magic, 1989,

all but the first with plates or illustrations, original cloth or boards,

the last four with dust jackets, the first four with the bookplate of

J.B. Findlay; and 20 others, 8vo and 4to (28) £100 - £150

628. Cremer (W.H.) th e se C r e t Ou t; The Magician’s Own Book;

Hanky Panky, 3 vol., the first with upper half of endleaf removed,

the second with all removed, Edinburgh, [c.1900] § Collins (A.

Frederick) The Book of Magic, London and New York, 1916 § Tom

Tit [Arthur Good]. Scientific Amusements, translated by Cargill G.

Knott, illustrations, original pictorial cloth, [1918] § Bullivant

(C.H.) The Drawing Room Entertainer, 1919 § Ainslie (Arthur)

Water Wizardry, 1922 § Douglas (Bert) Original Magic for All,

1927, illustrations, original pictorial boards, backstrips worn, and

four others, the fourth with the bookplate of J.B. Findlay, 8vo (12)

£125 - £175

629. Hertz (Carl) a mO D e r n my s t e ry me r C h a n t, the Trials,

Tricks and Travels of Carl Hertz, the famous American Illusionist,

first English edition, portrait frontispiece and 21 plates, original

cloth, dust jacket slightly frayed, with the bookplate of J.B. Findlay,

cancelled library label inside lower cover, 8vo, 1924. £100 - £150

630. Hopkins (Nevil Monroe) tWentieth Ce n t u ry ma g i C, second

edition, 1904 § Elbiquet. Supplementary Magic, [1917] § Holmes

(Donald) The Magic Art, 1920 § Latour (Harry) [Harry Paget].

Magical Suggestions, presented to The Magicians Club by Will

Goldston, 1921 § Waller (Charles) Magic from Below, 1929 § Lane

(Frank) Help Yourself, 1931 § Goldston (Will) Tricks that Mystify, 4

works in one vol. the last with plates, [1934]; Tricks of the Masters,

third impression, 1953, illustrations, original cloth, all but the first two

and last two with the bookplate of J.B. Findlay, 8vo (8) £100 - £150

631. Houdini (Harry) [Erich Weiss]. th e un m a s k i n g O f rO B e rthO

u D i n, together with a treatise on Handcuff Secrets, first English

edition, portrait frontispiece, illustrations, original pictorial cloth

gilt, 8vo, 1909. £150 - £200


632. Maccabe (Frederic) th e art O f ve n t r i L O q u i s m, original printed

boards, Hamley’s label pasted over imprint, [1875] § Proskauer

(Hugo) The Conjuror’s Cabinet, 6 instruction sheets within printed

wrapper, soiled, upper cover split horizontally, other leaves with short

split at fore-edge, [c.1880] § Evening Amusements, original pictorial

wrappers, upper cover printed in colour, rebacked, 12mo, Glasgow,

Cameron & Co., [c.1880] § Barter (John) A Wonderful Memory

and How to Acquire It, upper cover frayed, rebacked, [1890]; How

to Hypnotise, upper cover almost loose, [1890]; How to become a

Ventiloquist, lacking lower cover, [1897]; The Whole Art of Palmistry,

4 vol., original decorated or pictorial wrappers, [c.1900] § “Cyril”.

Social Evenings: How to Entertain our Friends, part of preface leaf

torn away without loss of text, original printed wrappers, 1893 §

Home Amusements: Magic Lanterns, Conjuring… &c., original

limp cloth, title on upper cover, [c.1900] § Cassell’s Book of In-Door

Amusements, Card Games and Fireside Fun, illustrations, original

pictorial cloth, 1903 § Coates (James) Seeing the Invisible, portrait

frontispiece, 2 plates and 2 full-page illustrations, original cloth, joints

split, 1906; How to Thought-Read, sixth thousand, original boards,

lacking most of backstrip, Ornum’s label over imprint, [c.1920] §

Baggally (W.W.) Telepathy Genuine and Fraudulent, second edition,

frontispiece, original cloth, dust jacket, 1920 § Jolly Party Games,

original pictorial wrappers, [1930], all but the second, third, eighth,

tenth and twelfth with the bookplate of J.B. Findlay; and six others,

12mo and 8vo (19) £150 - £200

633. ma g i C i a n mO n t h Ly, edited by Will Goldston, vol. 7, 8, and

10-12, 60 issues in all, illustrations, original pictorial wrappers,

covers of one issue loose, one lower cover torn, folio, 1910-1915.

£100 - £150

Lot 634

634. neW art O f CO n j u r i n g a n D ma g i C (th e); The Great Wizard’s

Handbook of Mystery and Magic, 2 similar vol., some leaves

loose, the last of the second frayed, William S. Fortey, [c.1850] §

[Anderson (John Henry)?] The Great Wizard’s Handbook of Magic,

or Parlour Entertainment, containing also Fortune-Telling by Cards,

two different issues, with alternative illustration; The Great Wizard’s

Handbook of Magic, or Parlour Entertainment, containing also

Fortune-Telling by Cards, and the Rope Trick, 3 vol., folded sheets,

unopened, [c.1860], all with wood-engraved illustration on titlepages,

all from the collection of J.B. Findlay, [Toole Stott 1365; 503,

41, and 42], 12mo and 8vo (5) £150 - £200

*** The last title is attributed to Anderson by Toole Stott, but listed

as anonymous by Jimmy Findlay. The booklets were apparently

printed for distribution at the conjuror’s performances.

Lot 635

635. pa r k’s un i v e r s a L CO n j u r e r, wood-engraved pictorial titlepage,

short tear at one side, disbound, [Toole Stott 531], 12mo,

[c.1850]. £125 - £175

636. Robert-Houdin (Jean Eugène) me m O i r s, edited by Dr. R.

Shelton Mackenzie, first American edition, some leaves stained,

mainly preliminaries, original cloth, worn, upper joint split, spine

torn, with the bookplate of J.B. Findlay, [Toole Stott 602], 8vo,

New York, Philadelphia, 1859. £125 - £175

637. Robert-Houdin (Jean Eugène) th e se C r e t s O f CO n j u r i n g

a n D ma g i C, or How to Become a Wizard, translated by Professor

Hoffmann, fourth edition, illustrations, original cloth, spine

slightly faded, but a good sound copy, 8vo, Hamley’s label pasted

over imprint on title, [c.1890]. £100 - £150

638. Robert-Houdin (Jean Eugène) Ca r D-sh a r p i n g ex p O s e D,

translated by Professor Hoffmann, pencil markings in text and a few

marginal comments in ink, [c.1898] § Cavendish on Whist, 1898 §

The Illustrated Book of Patience Games, translated by Professor

Hoffmann, fifth edition, 1904 § James (H.K.) The Destruction of

Mephisto’s Greatest Web, first e D i t i O n, Salt Lake City, 1914 §

Morris (Hugh) 84 Card Tricks, original wrappers, Chicago, 1936

§ Hugard (Jean) and Fred Braue. Expert Card Technique, Brooklin,

1944 § Le Paul (Paul) The Card Magic of Le Paul, second edition,

ownership inscriptions of Richard Armour on title and half-title,

Daneville, 1949, illustrations, all but the fifth in original cloth, the

fourth, fifth and last with the bookplate of J.B. Findlay; and eleven

others on card tricks and card games, 8vo (18) £125 - £175

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Lot 639

639. Androides (The) ha n D B i L L f O r a te L e g r a p h e x h i B i t e D u p O n

me C h a n i C a L pr i n C i p L e s B y a n au t O m at O n fi g u r e, also describing

five other exhibits, 514mm. by 190mm., and a small bill describing

four of the same exhibits, 223 by 138mm., [late eighteenth

century]. £250 - £350

*** The other exhibits are the automata titled The New

Orthographer; The Writing Automaton; and the Highland Oracle,

and two animated model scenes titled The Fruitery and The Liquor

Merchant and Water Server.

640. Bertram (Charles) isn’t it WO n D e r f u L?, illustrations, hinges

becoming loose, original pictorial cloth, gilt, browned, 1896 §

Theobald (J.D.) Magic and its Mysteries, illustrations, inscription

to title verso, new endpapers, original pictorial boards, rebacked,

corners bumped, rubbed, [c.1880] § Frost (Thomas) Lives of the

Conjurors, new edition, closed tear to half-title, original decorative

cloth, spine a little faded, 1881 § Brewster (Sir David) Letters on

Natural Magic, new edition, illustrations, inscription to endpaper,

original decorative cloth, gilt, spine darkened, 1882; and 4 others,

late 19th century magic, 4to & 8vo (8) £150 - £200

641. Bertram Mills Circus. a C O L L e C t i O n O f p r O g r a m m e s: Olympia

Season 1946-7, 1948-1949,1954-55, 1956-1957, 1957-1958, 1961-

62, 1964-5, 1965-66, and 1966-67; Summer Season 1956; Silver

Jubilee, 1960, and Summer Tour 1961, 1962, and 1963, with six

duplicates, and others for Tom Arnold’s Harringay Circus, 1954-

55, and his Around the World in Eighty Days, [1964], illustrations,

original pictorial wrappers, the first slightly worn, 8vo (22)

£150 - £200

Lot 642

642. Buchinger (Mathew) Ca L i g r a p h i C s p e C i m e n, ornamental

headpiece incorporating the letters ABC, repeated in reverse above

“This is written by Mathew Buchinger born without hands or feet,

1717, London”, six lines, the second inverted, the fourth and last

back to front, 80 by 102mm. £150 - £200

643. Bursill (Henry) ha n D sh a D O W s tO B e th r O W n up O n t h e Wa L L,

second edition, 18 full-page illustrations including frontispiece,

front endpaper browned, original green wrappers, substantial loss

to upper cover, Griffith and Farran, 1859 § Nikola (Louis) Hand

Shadows, second edition, illustrations, advertisements, original

pictorial boards, a little soiled, loss to spine ends, 1921, 4to & 8vo

(2) £80 - £120

644. Ca s s e L L’s BO O k O f in D O O r am u s e m e n t s, Ca r D ga m e s a n D

firesiDe fu n, frontispiece, inscription to title, front hinge a little

weak, original pictorial cloth, gilt, g.e., spine slightly faded,

[c.1880] § Routledge (Robert, editor) Science in Sport Made

Philosophy in Earnest, fronstispiece, hinges a little weak, original

pictorial cloth, 1877 § Pearson (Cyril, editor) The Twentieth

Century Standard Puzzle Book, Three Parts in One Volume, second

impression, original pictorial cloth, spine slightly faded, [c.1907],

illustrations; and 4 others, indoor games, including the original

second part of the last item, 8vo (7) £120 - £180

645. Cremer (William Henry) ha n k y pa n k y, new edition,

frontispiece, spine slightly browned, a little cocked, Edinburgh,

[c.1873]; Magic No Mystery: Conjuring Tricks..., spine a little

faded, Edinburgh, [c.1876] § Frikell (Joseph) The Secret Out,

or One Thousand Tricks in Drawing-Room or White Magic,

translated by Cremer, hinges weak, spine bumped, rubbed, [c.1880],

illustrations, original pictorial cloth; and another, the Edinburgh

imprint of the last, 8vo (4) £250 - £350


646. DO th e De a D re t u r n?..., by a Clergyman of the Church

of England, vi O L e t tW e e D a L e’s C O p y, W i t h h e r insCriptiOn tO

e n D pa p e r, plates, lower hinge a little weak, original decorative

cloth, small dents to edges of front cover, spine dented, small hole

to base of spine, very lightly rubbed, 8vo, 1893. £150 - £200

*** An interesting association copy. Violet Tweedale (1862-1936)

was a noted author and spiritualist who claimed to psychic from

an early age. She was a member of the Golden Dawn and a close

associate of Helena Blavatsky.

647. Goldston (Will) ju g g L i n g se C r e t s, [1920s]; How to Make

Sand, Smoke, and Rag Pictures, upper joint split at head, [1920s]

§ Collins (Stanley) Deceptive Conceptions in Magic, loss to base

of spine, [1920s] § Johnson (V.E.) Chemical Magic, spine ends

a little worn, 1920 § Burrows (J.F.) “Karlyn”. Secrets of Stage

Hypnotism, [1920s], illustrations, original pictorial boards, light

surface soiling; and 10 others, 1920s conjuring, 8vo (15)

£80 - £120

Lot 648

648. Houdini (Harry) [Erich Weiss]. th e un m a s k i n g O f rO B e rthO

u D i n, first en g L i s h e D i t i O n, frontispiece, illustrations, original

pictorial cloth, spine slightly browned, light finger-soiling, 8vo,

[1909]. £150 - £200

Lot 649

649. [Inglis (Jack)] “Colonel Stodare”. CO L O n e L st O D a r e’s

ha n D-BO O k O f ma g i C; or Conjuring Made Easy... Palingenesy or

the art of reviving the dead, and making the image of a deceased

person appear, first e D i t i O n, occasional damp-staining to corners,

original printed wrappers, chipped at upper corner, small closed

tear to front panel, light finger-soiling, [not in Toole Stott:

Conjuring], 12mo, Manchester, F. Leech, 1864. £600 - £800

*** Scarce, unrecorded by Toole Stott, and pre-dating all the titles

by Stodare listed in the major magic bibliographies. The only other

copy we can find was in the Ergatoudis sale, Bonhams, 2005.

Lot 650

650. [Lewis (Angelo J.)] “Professor Hoffmann”. Dr aW i n g-rO O m

CO n j u r i n g, first en g L i s h e D i t i O n, spine a little faded, spine ends

bumped, 1887; Modern Magic, fifth edition, joints a little weak,

spine faded, spine ends bumped, light finger-soiling, 1886; More

Magic, a little rubbed, [c.1900]; Mechanical Puzzles, original

stiff pictoiral wrappers, small amount of loss at joints, [c.1895];

Miscellaneous Puzzles, original stiff pictoiral wrappers, corners

and spine ends scuffed, [c.1895]; Arithmetical Puzzles, original

stiff pictorial wrappers, loss to base of spine, tear to lower corner,

[c.1895], illustrations, the first 3 in original pictorial cloth, 8vo

(6) £200 - £300

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Lot 651

651. Maillardet (Henri) a ha n D B i L L f O r ma i L L a r D e t’s

au t O m at i C a L ex h i B i t i O n, slightly stained, 232 x 184mm., [late

eighteenth century]. £150 - £200

*** The exhibition comprised a young lady organist, a rope dancer,

a conjurer, and flying and singing birds.

Lot 652

652. Maskelyne (John Nevil) tW O a u t O g r a p h L e t t e r s s i g n e D tO

jay sm i t h, one discussing Husk, describing his bogus supernatural

powers and referring to “our old friend Craddock” as a “miserable

fraud”, the other apparently about a thought-reading act, mentioning

a similar act performed at the Egyptian Hall, and that by Devant

and his sister, “by far the most puzzling”, 4pp. 4to, on St. Georges

Hall headed notepaper, 1906, inserted in an album of Theatrical

Autographs, along with six typed letters written on behalf of

Jasper Maskelyne, 1929-1930, again referring to Husk; a typed

letter signed by Noel Maskelyne thanking Jay Smith for a book,

1930; a typed letter signed by Jasper Maskelyne, 1938; a postcard

inscribed by George Robey, three short typed notes signed by

Charles B. Cochran and 29 other letters and forms accepting terms

of engagement, contemporary morocco gilt, small oblong folio.

£400 - £600

653. Neil (C. Lang) th e mO D e r n CO n j u r e r, illustrations, original

cloth, gilt, 1903; Modern Card Manipulation, illustrations, original

pictorial boards, lacking spine, surface soiling, 1904; After Dinner

Sleights and Pocket Tricks, illustrations, original pictorial boards,

rubbed, 1910 § Stanyon (Prof. Ellis) Conjuring With Cards,

illustrations, original pictorial wrappers, covers detached, rubbed,

1903; Conjuring For Amateurs, illustrations, later cloth, [c.1905]

§ Devant (David) Tricks For Everyone, illustrations, original

pictorial boards, rubbed, 1913; and 2 others, early 20th century

conjuring, 8vo (8) £150 - £200

Lot 654

654. Pepper (Dr. John Henry) a p r i n t e D n O t i C e r e v i s e D a n D

C O m p L e t e D B y h a n D, signed by Dr. Pepper, informing clients that

he has returned to the Polytechnic Institution and is at liberty to

accept engagements, with a syllabus of some of his lectures, 2pp.

4to, 1861. £150 - £200

655. Robert-Houdin (Jean Eugène) th e se C r e t s O f CO n j u r i n g

a n D ma g i C, translated and edited by Professor Hoffmann, first

e D i t i O n in en g L i s h , frontispiece, illustrations, original dark red

pictorial cloth, gilt, g.e., spine slightly darkened, spine ends and

corners a little bumped, Routledge, 1878; Memoirs, second edition,

inscription to pastedown, hinges a little weak, original cloth,

browned, spine darkened, spine ends a little worn, 1860, 8vo (2)

£200 - £300

656. rO ya L pO Ly t e C h n i C in s t i t u t i O n, programme for the week

commencing Dec.15, 1873, 16pp., original wrappers, 8vo, 1873.

£75 - £100

*** The various lectures and entertainments include an exhibition

of Leotard the Automaton, a lecture on the Curiosities of Optical

Science, a demonstration of New Inventions, and a performance by

Norma the Calculating Dog.

657. Welton (Thomas) me n ta L ma g i C, edited by Robert H. Fryar,

reprint, frontispiece, original cloth, soiled, spine a little browned,

small 4to, 1885. £150 - £200

*** Printed in Bath, this reprint has been given an apparently

spurious title page that purports to have been published in Madras,

India. Possibly in an attempt to lend the book some mystical

caché.


The Property of Don Stacey

658. Circus correspondence.- a C O L L e C t i O n O f O v e r 220 t y p e D O r

a u t O g r a p h L e t t e r s signed to Don Stacey from circus proprietors,

managers and performers, including Bj. Arnardo ; Brian Austen;

Hildegard Muntwyler ( for the Circus Monti); John H. McConnell

(for the Circus Royale); James Clubb (for Sally Chipperfield’s

Circus); Tom Duffy; Les Ferdinandos; Tamara and Ali Hassani,

Peter Hoffman (of the Circus Hoffman); Michael Ingoldsby (for

Fossett’s Circus); the Gebrüder Knie; George Klõtzing ( for the

Circus Krone); John Lawson; Asbjorn and four others from the

Cirkus Merano; Beverley Roberts; Markus Schenk ( for the Circus

Nock); Charly Ross (of the Circus Ross-Hanson); Ronald Smart;

Clifford Vargas; W.H. Willkie (of the Boswell-Wilkie Circus); and

many others, all on headed paper, some pictorial, [c.1980-1995];

other circus stationary; and about 200 publicity leaflets from

English, European, and American circuses, various sizes.

£350 - £450

Lot 659

659. Bertam Mills, and others. pr O g r a m m e f O r 1966-67, and 60

modern souvenir brochures and programmes for English circuses,

including ten for Zippos Circus, four for the Great British Circus,

and others for Billy Smart, Chipperfields, Austen Brothers, Jerry

Cottle, John Lawson, Bobby Roberts, and others, illustrations,

original wrappers, 4to and folio (61) £200 - £300

Lot 660

660. Circus Festivals.-si x t y t W O m O D e r n s O u v e n i r p r O g r a m m e s

f O r eu r O p e a n C i r C u s e s, including three for the European Youth

Circus; four for the Circusfestival van Nederland; three for the

Cirkus Festival, Budapest; the Festival Mondial du Cirque de

Demain; and the circuses of Carl Busch, Giovanni Althoff, Conelli,

Rajazzo,Vargas, and others, illustrations, original pictorial

wrappers, 8vo and 4to. £200 - £300

Lot 661

661. Circus Roncalli.- fO rt y-O n e m O D e r n s O u v e n i r p r O g r a m m e s

f O r eu r O p e a n C i r C u s e s, including three for the Circus Roncalli;

four for the Nederlands National Circus Herman Renz; three for

the Circus Medrano; five for the Circus Nock; eight for the Circus

Arlette Gruss; and others, illustrations, original pictorial wrappers,

8vo and 4to. £200 - £300

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662. Knie Schweizer National Circus.- te n s O u v e n i r

p r O g r a m m e s, illustrations, original pictorial wrappers, 1969-

2006; Osterreichischer National-Circus Louis Knie. Ten souvenir

programmes, illustrations, original pictorial wrappers, 8vo and

4to, 1990-2006 (20) £100 - £150

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Lot 663

663. Moscow State Circus.- ei g h t y t h r e e en g L i s h s O u v e n i r

B r O C h u r e s a n D p r O g r a m m e s, seven for the Moscow State Circus

(including 1959 and 1961); two for the Bolshoi Circus, five for

the Chinese State Circus, eight for the Blackpool Tower Circus;

15 for the Hippodrome, Great Yarmouth, and others, illustrations,

original wrappers, various sizes (120) £200 - £300

Lot 664

664. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey.- th i rt e e n m O D e r n

s O u v e n i r p r O g r a m m e s f O r am e r i C a n C i r C u s e s, 5 for Ringling

Bros. and Barnum & Bailey; four for the Circus World Museum,

the others for Cole Bros., Jordan and Circus Royale, illustrations,

original wrappers, 4to and folio. £125 - £175

Lot 665

665. Bertram Mills and others.- fO rt y f i v e m O D e r n British

C i r C u s p O s t e r s, including one for Cyril Bertam Mills, nineteen for

the Hippodrome,.Great Yarmouth, four for Zippo’s Circus, various

sizes £200 - £300

Lot 666

666. Cirque d’Hiver, and others.- si x t y t W O m O D e r n eu r O p e a n

a n D am e r i C a n C i r C u s p O s t e r s a n D h a n D B i L L s, including three for the

Cirque d’Hiver, one in large format, folded; three for the Chinese

Imperial Circus; six for the Nederlands National Circus Herman

Renz, one in large format, folded; two for Carson and Barnes, one

in large format, folded; one for the Circus Renz, on two sheets,

folded; and others, various sizes. £250 - £350


667. Knight (Dame Laura) tW O e L e p h a n t s W i t h r i D e r s a n D O t h e r

f i g u r e s in t h e r i n g O f Be rt r a m mi L L s’ C i r C u s at OLy m p i a, black

chalk drawing, signed, framed and glazed, 170mm. by 232mm.

£750 - £1,000

Lot 668

668. Knight (Dame Laura) gO L i at h t h e m i D g e t C L O W n , s ta n D i n g

in a C h e C k s u i t a n D sOft h at , black chalk drawing, signed and

captioned, framed and glazed, 302mm. by 170mm. £600 - £800

The Property of a Gentleman

Lot 667

Lot 669

669. Knight (Dame Laura) a f e m a L e t r a p e z e a rt i s t e, black chalk

drawing, signed, framed and glazed, 271mm by 202mm.

£600 - £800

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Lot 670

670. Knight (Dame Laura) th r e e q u a rt e r L e n g t h p O rt r a i t O f a

s m a r t Ly D r e s s e D C L O W n in a t O p h at , black chalk drawing, signed,

framed and glazed, 276mm by 188mm. £600 - £800

*** The clown is thought to have worked at Sanger’s Circus.

Lot 671

671. Knight (Dame Laura) th r e e r i D e r s s ta n D i n g u p r i g h t O n

t h e i r h O r s e s, black chalk drawing, signed, framed and glazed,

149mm. by 149mm. £500 - £750

Lot 672

672. Knight (Dame Laura) a r i D e r O n h O r s e B a C k, black chalk

drawingm, signed, framed and glazed, 172mm. by 150mm.

£500 - £750

Lot 673

673. Knight (Dame Laura) th r e e h O r s e s, black chalk drawing,

stained at upper right corner, signed, framed and glazed, 200mm.

by 263mm. £350 - £500


Books, Memorabilia, Apparatus, and Posters from the Collection of John Fisher.

674. Brewster (Sir David) Le t t e r s O n nat u r a L ma g i C, addressed

to Sir Walter Scott, first e D i t i O n, wood-engraved illustrations, two

with lifting flaps, original printed cloth, uncut, publisher’s note and

book list bound in, [Toole Stott: Conjuring 136], small 8vo, John

Murray, 1833. £100 - £150

675. Bailly (Christian) au t O m ata: t h e gO L D e n ag e, 1848-1914,

folio, 1988 § Hero of Alexandria. The Pneumatics, 8vo, 1971 §

Wittelsbach (Doran) Isis and Beyond: the Biography of Cecil E.

Nixon, 8vo, Vancouver, 1997 §Wood (Gaby) Edison’s Eve, 8vo,

New York, 2002 § Standage (Tom) The Mechanical Turk, 8vo,

2002, illustrations, original cloth or boards, all but the third with

dust jackets, the first in original packaging; and 6 others on related

subjects, various sizes £100 - £150

676. Bertram (Ross) ma g i C a n D me t h O D s O f rO s s Be rt r a m,

Oakland, 1978; Bertam on Sleight of Hand, Oakland, 1983 §

Kaufman (Richard) The Secrets of Brother John Hamman, New

York, 1989 § Haversat (David E.) “Sherms”, number 275 of

300 copies, Milford, 1997 § Fraps (Thomas), Helge Thun, and

JörgWillich. The Book, or Don’t Forget To Point, first edition in

English, Washington , 1998 § Bryant (Steve) The Little Egypt Book

of Numbers, Humble, 2004 § Warlock (Elizabeth) One Hundred

by Warlock, [Washington], 2005, all but the fifth first e D i t i O n s,

illustrations, original cloth, all but the fourth and last with dust

jackets, folio £125 - £175

677. Li B r O gi O C at t O L i (iL) 46 leaves including covers with various

games and models to be cut out and assembled, designed by E.

Altara, 8pp. instructions loosely inserted, original wrappers, folio,

Milan, 1945. £150 - £200

*** The contents include conjuring tricks, four girl dancers,

and models of a roundabout, an aquarium, an automaton, and a

convent.

678. Reynolds (Charles and Regina) 100 ye a r s O f ma g i C

pO s t e r s, library edition, 104 reproductions, 70 in colour, original

pictorial cloth, with the bookplate of Terry Seabrook, folio, New

York, 1976. £100 - £150

679. st r a n D ma g a z i n e (th e), vol. 1-22, 25, 33, 37, 39, 40, 44,

48, and 54, 30 vol. in all, numerous illustrations by Walter Paget,

William Heath Robinson, Max Beerbohm, Louis Wain, H.M.

Bateman, and others, vol. 33 and 54 with no title-page or index, a

few leaves spotted, vol. 1-22 and 48 in original cloth, some spines

soiled, a few worn at top, the remainder in contemporary cloth,

8vo, 1891-1917. £300 - £400

*** The set includes the complete Adventures and Memoirs of

Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures of Brigadier Gerard, Rodney

Stone, The Tragedy of the Korosco, Round the Fire, and other

stories and articles by Conan Doyle. Other contributors include

P.G. Wodehouse, H.G. Wells, H. Rider Haggard, Rudyard

Kipling, and E. Nesbit. The many articles relating to conjuring

and allied subjects include “The First Books on Conjuring” and

“My Illusions” by David Devant, “A Parlour Seance with David

Devant”, “Living Lilliputians” and “Hand Shadows”, both featuring

David Devant; Dr. Lynn’s illustrated descriptions of his Famous

Box Trick and Great Packing-Case Trick; “The Experiences of a

Conjuror”, by Horace Goldin; “My Reminiscences” by John Nevil

Maskelyne, “Mr. Fay’s Cabinet Trick” by Sir Hyram Maxim, and

Mr. Maskelyne’s reply. A copy of Reginald Pound’s history of the

periodical is included in the lot.

680. Berwick (John) Be rt r a m mi L L s, head and shoulders portrait,

oil on canvas, signed, framed, 598mm. by 501mm. £100 - £150

681. Blackstone (Harry) tW O p h O t O g r a p h s, one a head and

shoulders portrait inscribed to William Stickland, 1948, laid down,

slightly damages at corners; the other a group photograph signed by

Harry Blackstone and others; and a large portrait of Chris Charlton,

signed by the photographer Ernst Schneider (3) £150 - £200

682. Blackstone (Harry) se v e n faCsimiLe r e p r O D u C t i O n s O f

p O s t e r s in t h e nO r m ne i L s e n C O L L e C t i O n, two for Blackstone,

two for Channing Pollock, the others for Cardini, Nuk, and Jay

Marshall, all but one signed by Neilsen, various sizes, 1999-2002.

£250 - £350

683. Chung Ling Soo [William E. Robinson] and others.

te n faCsimiLe r e p r O D u C t i O n s O f p O s t e r s in t h e nOrm neiL s e n

C O L L e C t i O n, two for Chung Ling Soo, two for Thurston, the others

for Herrmann, Okito, Nelson Downs, Ernest Thorn, Hugard, and

Chang, all but one signed by Neilsen, various sizes, 1999-2000, and

n.d. £350 - £500

684. Egyptian Hall.- ei g h t v i eW s O f t h e th e eg y p t i a n ha L L,

two as Bullock’s Museum, one by R. Sands after J.P. Neale, the

other a larger aquatint of the same scene; one by A. McClatchy

after Thomas H. Shepherd, 2 copies, 1828; one with the carriage

of General Tom Thumb in the street outside, all coloured by hand,

with uncoloured copies of the first and last, and a reproduction of a

large mid nineteenth century view of Picadilly with the hall on the

right, three framed and glazed, various sizes. £150 - £200

685. Egyptian Hall.- a C O L L e C t i O n O f 32 f u L L s i z e C O L O u r p h O t O

r e p r O D u C t i O n s O f p O s t e r s for Maskelyne and Devant, David

Devant, Chung Ling Soo and others; and 20 enlarged reproductions

of illustrations and portraits, various sizes (52) £200 - £300

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686. Goldin (Horace) ty p e D L e t t e r s i g n e D tO jO h n mu L h O L L a n D,

Feb. 8, 1914, explaining that he has sent under separate cover a

hand-carved cigarette holder from Tripoli, North Africa, on one

page 4to headed notepaper, framed with the cigarette holder.

£200 - £300

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687. Harbin (Robert) th r e e L a r g e s h e e t s W i t h a m O n ta g e O f

p h O t O g r a p h s a n D n e W s C u t t i n g s, prepared for reproduction as fullpage

illustrations on pp. 52, 56 and 77 of “Magic of Robert Harbin”,

together with a large photograph of him sawing a woman in half;

a letterpress poster for his show at Leas Cliff Hall; and another for

Harbin, John Wade, and Alan Shaxon in “Kings of Magic” at the

King’s Theatre Glasgow, various sizes. £200 - £300

*** The montages were formerly in the collection of Bayard

Grimshaw.

688. Houdini (Harry) [Erich Weiss] ei g h t f u L L-s i z e C O L O u r e D

r e p r O D u C t i O n s O f p O s t e r s a n D p L ay B i L L s; 12 enlarged photographic

reproductions of early magazine illustrations; “The Magic is Back”,

signed by the illustrator Jeff Hargreaves, 1987; and seven other

related pieces, various sizes (28) £125 - £175

689. Houdini (Harry) [Erich Weiss] fi v e faCsimiLe r e p r O D u C t i O n s

O f p O s t e r s in t h e nO r m ne i L s e n C O L L e C t i O n, all but one signed by

Neilsen, various sizes, 1999, 2000, and n.d. £250 - £350

690. Marshall (Jay) DO O r tO t h e jay ma r s h a L L su i t e, a large

door lettered thus on small applied panel, signed or inscribed by

Jay Marshall, Mike Caveney, Paul Daniels, Hank Moorhouse, Max

Maven, Ricky Jay, Shimada, Harry Anderson, George Johnstone,

James Randi, Pete Biro, Albert Goshman, Corinda, Obie O’Brien,

and others, 2025mm. by 712mm. £150 - £200

*** The door was salvaged from the last U.K. home of Billy

McComb, who named the room when Jay Marshall stayed with

him, followed by the many others who enjoyed his hospitality.

Some visitors, real or imaginary, are recorded by McComb himself

with comments such as “Robert Harbin cut the room in half” and

“Harry Houdini escaped from here”. The door is fully recorded in

the biography of Jay Marshall, Beating a Dead Horse.

Lot 691

691. Maskelyne (John Nevil) ph O t O g r a p h O f a t e s t i m O n i a L

p r e s e n t e D B y t h e C O m pa n y tO ma s k e Ly n e to celebrate the twentyfifth

anniversary of his occupancy of the Egyptian Hall, the text

within Egyptian architectural border, surrounded by 24 portrait

photographs and small illustrations , in card mount, inscribed

on the back to G.A. Cooke (the first of the signatories) “Accept

this copy with my he[arty] appreciation of the good wishes in the

original”, signed and dated Christmas 1898, 358 by 283mm.

£300 - £400

692. Maskelyne and Cooke. se v e n faCsimiLe r e p r O D u C t i O n s O f

p O s t e r s in t h e nO r m ne i L s e n C O L L e C t i O n, two for Maskelyne and

Cooke, three for Le Roy, Talma,and Bosco; and two for De Biere,

all signed by Neilsen, various sizes, 1999-2002. £300 - £400


693. Murray [Murray Walters] fu L L s i z e p L a n f O r t h e hu m a n

pi n C u s h i O n i L L u s i O n, designed by Ralph Francis, incorporating

a sketch of the cabinet and other details, torn at top, 1840 by

538mm. £250 - £350

*** A manuscript note by Jeffery Atkins explains that the

design was made when Murray’s props had to be rebuilt after

he lost everything in Germany. Three enlarged reproductions of

illustrations of Murray performing are included in the lot.

694. Coin Magic. a C O L L e C t i O n, including an early black metal

coin tray, five stacks of coins, four with covers, a prepared penny

for Nelson Downs’ Secret Aid, a penny, halfpenny and farthing fan,

and various other prepared coins and covers £100 - £150

695. LO y D’s je W e L Ch e s t O f Ch e n Le e, O r ph a n t O m Die Ca B i n e t,

the wooden cabinet with two open sides and top, containing a die

with large Chinese characters on surfaces, held in place by a brass

rod, one open side of the cabinet with retractable screen repeating

one of the characters, with instructions, 115mm. high, [c.1930].

£200 - £300

696. Puzzles. De Lu x e pu z z L e Ch e s t n O.3006, the contents including

three Japanese wooden puzzles in the shape of an aeroplane, an

elephant and a cube; the Famous “Bug House” Puzzle, in original

box; Adams’ Sambo Puzzle; Rings “O” Seven, all with instructions;

and 16 other metal puzzles, some probably later additions, original

card box, 290mm. by 388mm., New York, F.A.O. Schwarz, [c.1940?];

and a collection of metal puzzles including two boxes of Gilbert

Puzzles, Newhaven, [c.1920-1930]; and 16 others by H.P.Gibson,

Chad Valley, and Spears, all in original card boxes; a few separate

puzzles, and three ceramic puzzle jugs, various sizes. £100 - £150

697. Puzzles and Games. OL D Da D D y ti n W h i s k e r s a n D h i s ma g i C

ri n g, pressed metal face and finger ring, [c.1909] § Consult

Elcaro, “fortunes” printed inside lid, Rochester, [1914] § Pyramid

Patience, diminishing wooden squares, and wooden base with

three pegs, B.G.L., [c.1920] § “Jusso” the Nine Block Puzzle, nine

lettered wooden blocks, the lid lacking edges, Kum-Bak Mfg.Co.,

[c.1932] § The Ernest Sewell “Tiddleytennis”, cloth “court”, net,

and tiddlywinks, [c.1935] § Les Chapeaux Valseurs, rocking card

hand to launch paper clown’s hats, scoring board in base of box,

France, [c.1935] § Gilbert Boxed Problem Puzzles, comprising 6

separate glass-topped dexterity puzzles, New Haven, A.C. Gilbert

Co., [c.1940]; and five other games, all in original pictorial boxes,

various sizes £100 - £150

698. Adelphia (Del) Le Ba r g e a n D aD e L p h i a CO m pa n y, portrait

and six illustrations of illusions from photographs, laid down, a few

tears, fold marks, 719mm. by 534mm., n.p., [c.1910]. £200 - £300

*** The illustrations include three of Adelphia performing his

disappearing bird and cage trick.

699. Calvert (John) an e a r Ly D O u B L e-s i D e D B i L L f O r eg y p t i a n

fO L L i e s at t h e gr a n D th e at r e, hu n t s v i L L e, aL a B a m a, featuring

Calvert, Jane Moore, Dixie Dean, Doris Carrol, and other

female performers, [c.1935]; together with three large illustrated

programmes, one inscribed by John Calvert to Bobby Bernard,

1974; and four later posters (8) £150 - £200

700. Calvert (John) tW O s C r e e n p r i n t e D s t O C k p O s t e r s, one for

Magicarama with portrait head and illustrations of a decapitation

and other illusions, 825mm. by 613mm.; the other of Jumbo the

vanishing elephant, 764mm. by 506mm, both laid down, n.p.,

[c.1950]. £200 - £300

701. Calvert (John) and others. a C O L L e C t i O n O f m O D e r n p O s t e r s,

signed or inscribed by Harry Blackstone Jr., Lance Burton, John

Calvert, David Copperfield, Maurice Fogel, Jeff McBride, The

Pendragons (2), Penn and Teller, and Randi (2); and 11 others for

Dunninger, Doug Henning, Siegfried and Roy, and others, various

sizes (22) £250 - £350

Lot 702

702. Charlton (Chris) Ch r i s Ch a r Lt O n s ay s it’s fu n tO B e fO O L e D,

h.m. th e at r e, Ca r Ly L e, screen printed poster with multi-coloured

portrait head, laid down, slight horizontal fold mark, 763mm. by

511mm., Wakefield, Teddy & Co., [1937?]. £150 - £200

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703. Chung Ling Soo [William E. Robinson]. ]. a fe W fa C i a L

ex p r e s s i O n s D u r i n g t h e fi r e tr i C k, twelve head-and-shoulders

portraits from photographs, coloured lithograph and half-tone, laid

down, 732mm. by 474mm., Birmingham, James Upton, [c.1905].

£4,000 - £6,000

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Lot 703

704. De Biere (Arnold) pL ay B i L L f O r t h e su n D e r L a n D em p i r e

f e at u r i n g th e ma n O f my s t e ry De Biere in a three part

entertainment entitled “Bride of the Air”, “The Human Tortoise”,

and “The Sculptor’s Vision”, printed in black and pale blue, framed

and glazed, 523mm. by 263mm., Sunderland Post Company,

1915. £150 - £200


Lot 705

705. Egyptian Hall. ma s k e Ly n e a n D CO O k e, t h e rO ya L iL L u s i O n i s t s,

letterpress poster with large coat of arms, printed in red, black,

and grey, frayed and laid down, with some restoration at edges,

408mm. by 309mm., Belfast, D. and J. Allen, [c.1875].

£750 - £1,000

*** This poster and those in the following six lots are all extremely

rare. All but the sixth are from the collection of George Jenness.

Four are reproduced in his history of the Egyptian Hall.

Lot 706

706. Egyptian Hall. ma s k e Ly n e a n D CO O k e, t h e rO ya L iL L u s i O n i s t s:

fL O at i n g O v e r t h e au D i e n C e, lithographed in colour, framed and

glazed, 487mm. by 360mm., Belfast, D. & J. Allen, [c.1876].

£2,500 - £3,500

Lot 707

707. Egyptian Hall. zO e, mr. ma s k e Ly n e’s ne W sk e t C h i n g

au t O m at O n, with illustration of Maskelyne standing beside Zoe,

reproductions of her sketches to either side, lithographed in

black, red and yellow, framed and glazed, 550mm. by 365mm.,

Nottingham, Stafford and Co., [1877]. £2,000 - £3,000

Lot 708

708. Egyptian Hall. mr s. Da f f O D i L DO W n e y’s sé a n C e, depicting a

scene from the magical drama, lithographed in colour, frayed and

laid down, with some restoration at edges and loss of small print at

bottom edge, 500mm. by 356mm., [Nottingham, Stafford and Co.],

[c.1882]. £2,500 - £3,500

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Lot 709

709. Egyptian Hall. Le CO C O n, B y Bu at i e r D e kO Lta, depicting

a winged girl emerging from a cocoon, a few tears at edges, fold

marks, framed and glazed, 473mm. by 340mm., [1887?].

£2,250 - £2,750

Lot 710

710. Egyptian Hall. th e Bi rt h O f fL O r a, depicting David Devant

and a girl rising from a large bouquet of flowers, lithographed in

colour, frayed, laid down, framed and glazed, 505mm. by 364mm.,

London, Canning & Co., [c.1895]. £3,000 - £4,000

*** From the collections of Jimmy Findlay and Paul Daniels. No

other copy of this poster appears to have been sold at auction.

Lot 711

711. Egyptian Hall. mr. ne v i L ma s k e Ly n e’s se n s at i O n a L ma g i C a L

rO m a n C e th e ph i L O s O p h e r’s st O n e, depicting an explosive scene

from the drama, three smaller illustrations below, lithographed in

colour, horizontal fold mark, short tear at upper edge, framed and

glazed, 498mm. by 368mm., Dangerfield Printing Co., [c.1903].

£2,500 - £3,500

Lot 712

712. Fay (Annie and Alexander) La r g e p L ay B i L L f O r pe n r h y n

ha L L, Ba n g O r, featuring Annie Fay in her Mystic, Mirthful, Musical,

and Marvellous American Entertainment and Ventriloquism

Extraordinary! by Alexander Fay, three illustrations, one of Annie

secured in a spirit cabinet replicating the Davenport Brothers,

757mm. by 247mm., [1879?]. £350 - £500


Lot 713

713. Fu-Manchu [David Bamberg]. he C h i z O s D e fu-ma n C h u. ¡El

Espectaculo mas Fantastico del Mundo!, lithographed design by

Farinas depicting the conjuror, female assistant, skeletons and a

row of chorus girls, laid down, 683mm. by 484mm., [Sao Paulo,

c.1950]. £200 - £300

714. Goldin (Horace) Le t t e r p r e s s p O s t e r p r i n t e D in r e D a n D

B L u e, laid down, short tears at lower corners, 765mm. by 512mm.,

Central Printing Company, [dated by hand 1915]. £150 - £200

*** The continuous message reads “Illusions never before attempted

as thrilling as murder are being performed by the Great Horace

Goldin in the Regal Music Hall Southend-on-Sea all the week -

twice nightly”, with the large letters in red reading “Attempted

Murder in Southend-on-Sea”.

715. Goldin (Horace) tW O p L ay B i L L s f e at u r i n g gO L D i n, one for

the Grand Theatre, Doncaster, printed in bule with illustration

of Goldin performing “The Great Divide”, tear at upper edge,

763mmm. by 253mm, Doncaster, Herbert G. Hill, 1928; the other

for The Grand, Bolton, listing acts and performers in “England’s

Greatest Road Show”, printed in red and black, laid down, 873mm

by 269mm., Bolton, Robert Whawall, 1935 (2) £150 - £200

716. Le Grand David Spectacular Magic Company. tW e Lv e

p i C t O r i a L p O s t e r s, one signed by Le Grand David and Cesareo

Pelaez, various sizes, Beverley, Mass., [c.1980-2000]. £150 - £200

Lot 717

717. Houdini (Harry) [Erich Weiss]. a p O s t e r a D v e rt i s i n g “th e

un m a s k i n g O f rO B e rt-hO u D i n”, printed in red and black with half

length portrait of the author holding a copy of the book, 482mm.

by 317mm., Conjurors’ Magazine Publishing Company, [1908].

£400 - £600

718. Los Angeles Conference on Magic History. fO u r p i C t O r i a L

p O s t e r s: The Unexpected; The Mascot Moth; Will the Witch and

the Watch; and Dr. Klein’s Wonders, the third designed by R.

Crump, the reaminder by William Stout, the first signed by the

artist, 609mm. by 305mm., (the last 609mm. by 458mm.), Los

Angeles, 1995-2003. £150 - £200

Lot 719

719. Lyle (Cecil) Ce C i L Ly L e t h e ma g i C a L mi L L i n e r, lithographed

head and shoulders portrait from a photograph by Claude Harris,

mounted in linen, vertical and horizontal fold marks, 730mm. by

472mm., S.C. Allen & Company, [c.1945]. £150 - £200

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Lot 720

720. Morritt (Charles) mO r r i t t, full-length portrait with a red

demon looking over his shoulder, lithographed in red and black,

laid down, 768mm. by 512mm., Harrow, David Allen, [c.1900].

£750 - £1,000

721. Nixon (David) La r g e p O s t e r f O r t h e Dav iD ni x O n Ch r i s t m a s

sh O W at t h e th e at r e rO ya L, Br i g h t O n, featuring Ali Bongo,

Arthur Worsley, and others, 757mm. by 506mm., [1966?]; An

Extraordinary Evening of Halloween Magic, double-sided bill

featuring Alan Alan, Robert Harbin, David Nixon, and others,

763mm. by 283mm., 1971. £150 - £200

*** Although staged at London Weekend Television Studios in aid

of Cancer Relief, the Halloween Magic was not filmed.

722. Ovette [Guiseppe Olivo)] CO m i n g - CO m i n g. Ov e t t e’s

Or i e n ta L nO v e Lt y CO m pa n y, four illustrations, laid down, minor

flaws at edges, 910mm. by 613mm., Johnson City, Muse-Whitlock

Co., [c.1930]. £100 - £150

Lot 723

723. Pollock (Channing) 2 p O s t e r s f O r t h e f i L m rO C a m B O L e, one

designed by Simeoni depicting Pollock and Hedy Vessel standing

beside an open safe, 559mm. by 368mm., Brussels, [1962]; the other

with a scene from the film over a background depicting Pollock,

Hedy Vessel, and others, 321mm. by 416mm., Mexico, [1962?].

£150 - £200

Lot 724

724. Pollock (Channing) ju D e x, a large poster for the film by

Georges Franju, designed by Xarrié, depicting Channing in hat and

cloak, and two figures carrying a girl, folded, 1574mm. by 1136mm.,

Centilly, Ateliers Lalande, [1963]. £400 - £600

*** The poster is signed by Channing Pollock on the white gown

of the girl. Cast as the hero, he performed his act with doves and

other birds in the film.

725. Richiardi (Aldo) pO s t e r D e p i C t i n g t h e i L L u s i O n i s t in

C h a r a C t e r i s t i C pOse, lithographed in red and black, 656mm. by

486mm., Spain, [c.1950?]. £150 - £200

*** A large photograph of a suspension illusion with Richiardi in a

similar pose is included with the poster.


Lot 726

726. st O C k p O s t e r, D e p i C t i n g a r e D D e v i L W i t h f i v e i L L u s t r at i O n s

O f i L L u s i O n s, lithographed in colour, mounted on linen, 465mm. by

344mm., Hamburg, Adolph Friedlander, [c.1910]. £200 - £300

Lot 727

727. st O C k p O s t e r, D e p i C t i n g a p i e r r O t D a n C i n g W i t h a g i r L h O L D i n g

a m a s k , an illuminated pier building in the background, 763mm. by

512mm., Netherfield, Stafford & Co., [c.1910]. £150 - £200

Lot 728

728. Walker (Val. A.) Wi z a r D in Ch i e f tO t h e nav y , depicting

the escapologist sealed inside a miniature submarine underwater

below battle ships, laid down, slight fold marks, slight restoration

at corners, 761mm. by 489mm., Alf Cooke, [c.1915?].

£1,000 - £1,500

729. Williams (Oswald) ti v O L i. Os W a L D Wi L L i a m s t h e am a z i n g

On e, depicting a female assistant in beaded costume, and Williams

performing his “Box of Tricks” routine below, coloured lithograph

and half-tone, laid down, a few short tears, 1007mm. by 374mm.,

Sydney, [c.1925]. £150 - £200

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Batty Langley

Pomona: or, the Fruit-garden illustrated,

first edition, 1729.

Est: £3,000-4,000

The Cetus Library: Food & Drink, Agriculture,

Gardening and Social History over 300 Years

London, Thursday 22nd September 2011

Please contact: Justin Phillips

jphillips@bloomsburyauctions.com

Bloomsbury House

24 Maddox Street, London W1S 1PP

t +44 (0) 20 7495 9494

f +44 (0) 20 7495 9499

info@bloomsburyauctions.com

www.bloomsburyauctions.com

Free Live Online Bidding


IMPORTANT NOTICES

description and Condition of Lots

Prospective buyers must satisfy themselves concerning the

condition of the goods and the matters referred to in the catalogue

description, in accordance with section 6 of the Conditions of Sale

and Business. Solely as a convenience, Bloomsbury Auctions may

provide condition reports. Many items are of an age or nature which

precludes their being in perfect condition and some descriptions

in the catalogue, or given by way of condition report (made either

orally or in writing), make reference to damage and/or restoration.

We provide this information for guidance only and the absence of

such a reference does not imply that an item is free from defects

or restoration, nor does a reference to particular defects imply the

absence of any others.

Collation of Books

If, on collation, any NAMED items in this catalogue prove defective,

in text or illustration, the purchaser may reject the lot provided

he returns it within fourteen days stating the defect in writing.

This however will not apply in the case of un-named items,

periodicals, autograph letters, manuscripts, music, maps, atlases,

prints or drawings, nor in respect of damage to bindings, stains,

foxing, marginal wormholes or other defects not affecting the

completeness of the text, nor in respect of lack of list of plates,

inserted advertisements, cancels or subsequently published

volumes, supplements, appendices or plates or error in the

enumerating of the plates, nor in respect of defects mentioned in

the catalogue or announced at the time of sale.

Storage Charges

Purchasers are advised that a storage charge of £1.00 per lot per

day may be levied on all purchases not cleared within five working

days of the sale.

Commission Bids

Bloomsbury will execute bids on your behalf if you are unable to

attend the sale. Commission or absentee bids are accepted either

directly at reception, or can be sent by post, fax, email, telephone

or via the website: www.bloomsburyauctions.com. Bloomsbury will

add these bids to the auctioneers’ sale book and will undertake to

purchase the lots on your behalf as cheaply as allowed by other

bids and reserves. Bloomsbury does not accept liability for failing to

execute commission bids, or for any errors or omissions.

Shipping

BloomsburyAuctions can accommodate shipping for certain items,

please contact our Cashiers Department formore information.

International Buyers are responsible for all import/export duties and

taxes. An invoice stating the actual purchase price will accompany

all international purchases.

export Licences

A licence from the Museums, Libraries & Archives Council will be

required before items of certain kinds may be exported from the

United Kingdom. Any item containing ivory will require a CITES

licence before it can be exported from the EU.

Payment

Payment will be accepted, if you are a successful bidder, by debit

card issued by a UK bank, in cash up to £12,000 (subject to relevant

money laundering regulations), by bank transfer direct into our bank

account, Bank Details: Natwest, 214 High Holborn, London WC1V

7BX. Account Name: Bloomsbury Auctions Clients Limited. A/C:

26702975 Sort Code: 60-30-06 BIC: NWBK GB 2L IBAN: GB82 NWBK

6030 0626702975 or by all major UK issued credit cards registered

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England, company number: 07546217, registered office: 10A Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 8AS.

to a UK billing address with the exception of American Express and

Diners Club. A surcharge of 3% is payable on all payments made by

credit card. This surcharge does not apply to debit card payments.

Payment may also be made by Sterling personal cheques drawn on

a UK bank account but Bloomsbury regrets that purchases paid for

by this method cannot be collected until your cheque has cleared.

The symbol u following a lot number indicates that Bloomsbury

Auctions has a financial interest, direct or indirect, in the lot in

question, above & beyond the seller’s commission or buyer’s

premium.

Artist’s Resale Rights (“droit de Suite”)

Lots marked with an delta symbol (δ) are subject to theArtist’s

Resale Right Law.The buyer agrees to pay BloomsburyAuctions an

amount equal to the resale royalty and we will pay such amount to

the artist’s collecting agent. Resale royalty applies where the

Hammer price is 1,000 Euros or more and the amount cannot be

more than 12,500 Euros per lot.The amount is calculated as follows:

Royalty For the portion of the Hammer Price (in euros)

4.00% up to 50,000

3.00% between 50,000.01 and 200,000

1.00% between 200,000.01 and 350,000

0.50% between 350,000.01 and 500,000

0.25% in excess of 500,000

Invoices will, as usual, be issued in Pounds Sterling. For the purposes

of calculating the resale royalty the Pounds Sterling/ Euro rate of

exchange will be the European Central Bank reference rate on the

day of the sale.

VAT

Zero-rated items such as books, unframed maps and albums are

not subject to VAT on the buyer’s premium. Eligible items such as

manuscripts, prints, photographs, drawings, framed maps, paintings,

pens and other objects are subject to VAT on the buyer’s premium

as part of the auctioneers margin scheme at a rate of 20%. This will

be invoiced at a rate inclusive of premium and VAT. Lots with an

asterisk (*) in the catalogue are subject to VAT on the hammer price

as well as the buyer’s premium. Lots marked with a double asterisk

(**) have been imported from outside the EU to be sold at auction,

and therefore the buyer must pay the import at a rate of 5% on the

hammer and 20% on the buyer’s premium.

Valuations

We undertake valuations for Probate and Insurance, fees being

agreed by prior arrangement. If items are subsequently consigned

for sale, the fees will be refunded.

Annual Catalogue Subscriptions

Full Subscription (approx. 60 sales) UK and Europe £500, USA and elsewhere £550

London Book Sales Only (approx. 30 sales) UK and Europe £250, USA and elsewhere £300

All Book Sales (approx. 35 sales) UK and Europe £290, USA and elsewhere £340

All Maps & Atlases (approx. 2 sales) UK and Europe £20, USA and elsewhere £30

London Visual Arts Sales Only (approx. 10 sales) UK and Europe £100, USA and elsewhere £150

All Visual Arts Sales (approx. 16 sales) UK and Europe £160, USA and elsewhere £200

All Photographs Sales (approx. 4 sales) UK and Europe £40, USA and elsewhere £60

Opening hours: We are open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm

Online Bidding It is possible to bid live during the auction via the

internet, at www.the-saleroom.com For more details on

the-saleroom.com please call +44 20 7420 6691 or email

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CONDITIONS OF SALE AND BUSINESS

These Conditions of Sale and Business constitute the contract

between Bloomsbury Auctions (the “Auctioneer”) and the

seller, on the one hand, and the buyer on the other. By bidding

at the auction, you agree to be bound by these terms.

INFORMATION FOR BUYeRS

1. Introduction.

The following informative notes are intended to assist Buyers,

particularly those inexperienced or new to our salerooms. All sales

are conducted on our printed Conditions of Sale which are readily

available for inspection and normally accompany catalogues. Our

staff will be happy to help you if there is anything you do not fully

understand.

2. Agency.

As auctioneers we usually contract as agents for the seller whose

identity, for reasons of confidentiality, is not normally disclosed.

Accordingly if you buy your primary contract is with the seller.

3. estimates.

Estimates are designed to help buyers gauge what sort of sum

might be involved for the purchase of a particular lot. The lower

estimate may represent the reserve price and certainly will not

be below it. Estimates do not include the Buyer’s Premium or VAT

(where chargeable). Estimates are prepared some time before the

sale and may be altered by announcement before the sale. They are

in no sense definitive.

4. Buyer’s Premium.

The Buyer agrees to pay a buyer’s premiumon the hammer price of

each lot purchased. The buyer’s premium is 22% (26.4% including

VAT) of the hammer price on each lot up to and including

£300,000 plus 12% (14.4% including VAT) for any amount in excess

of £300,000.

5. VAT. (*)

indicates that VAT is payable by the purchaser at the standard rate

(presently 20%) on the hammer price as well as being an element in

the buyer’s premium. This imposition of VAT is likely to be because

the seller is registered for VAT within the European Union and is not

operating the Dealers Margin Scheme or because VAT is due at 20%

on importation into the UK. The double symbol (**) indicates that

the lot has been imported from outside the European Union and

the present position is that these lots are liable to a reduced rate of

VAT (5%) on the gross lot price (i.e. both the hammer price and the

buyer’s premium). Lots which appear without either of the above

symbols indicate that no VAT is payable on the hammer price. This

is because such lots are sold using the Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme

and it should be noted that the VAT included within the Premium is

not recoverable as input tax.

6. descriptions and Conditions.

Condition reports are provided on our web site or upon request.

The absence of a report does not imply that a lot is without

imperfections. The detail in a report will reflect the estimated

value of the lot, and large numbers of such requests received

shortly before the sale may not receive a response to all lots.

Members of staff are not trained restorers or conservators and,

particularly for higher value lots, you should obtain an opinion

from such a professional. We recommend that you always view

a lot in person.

We are, primarily, agents for the seller. We are dependent on

information provided by the seller and whilst we may inspect lots

and act reasonably in taking a general view about them we are

normally unable to carry out a detailed or any examination of lots

in order to ascertain their condition in the way in which it would be

wise for a buyer to do. Intending buyers have ample opportunity

for inspection of goods and, therefore, accept responsibility for

inspecting and investigating lots in which they may be interested.

Please note carefully the exclusion of liability for the condition of

lots contained in the Conditions of Sale. Neither the seller nor we,

as the auctioneers, accept any responsibility for their condition. In

particular, mechanical objects of any age are not guaranteed to be

in working order. However, in so far as we have examined the goods

and make a representation about their condition, we shall be liable

for any defect which that examination ought to have revealed to

the auctioneer but which would not have been revealed to the

buyer had the buyer examined the goods. Additionally, in specified

circumstances lots misdescribed because they are ‘deliberate

forgeries’ may be returned and repayment made. There is a 3 week

time limit. (The expression ‘deliberate forgery’ is defined in our

Conditions of Sale).

7. electrical goods.

These are sold as ‘antiques’ only and if bought for use must be

checked over for compliance with safety regulations by a qualified

electrician first.

8. export of goods.

Buyers intending to export goods should ascertain (a) whether

an export licence is required and (b) whether there is any specific

prohibition on importing goods of that character because, e.g.

they may contain prohibited materials such as ivory. Ask us if you

need help.

9. Bidding.

Bidders may be required to register before the sale commences and

lots will be invoiced to the name and address on the registration

form. Some form of identification may be required if you are

unknown to us. Please enquire in advance about our arrangements

for telephone bidding.

10. Commission bidding.

Commission bids may be left with the auctioneers indicating the

maximum amount to be bid excluding buyers’ premium. They will be

executed as cheaply as possible having regard to the reserve (if any)

and competing bids. If two buyers submit identical commission bids

the auctioneers may prefer the first bid received. Please enquire in

advance about our arrangements for the leaving of commission bids

by telephone or FAX.


11. Methods of Payment.

Any cheques tendered will need to be cleared before removal of

the goods is permitted. The following methods of payment are

acceptable:

Sterling cheque to be drawn on a UK bank and made payable

to ‘Bloomsbury Auctions’. It will be necessary to allow at least

five working days for the cheque to clear before collecting your

purchases.

Bank transfer. All transfers must state the relevant sale number,

lot number and your bid / paddle number. If transferring from a

foreign currency, the amount we receive must be the total due in

pounds sterling (after currency conversion and the deduction of

any bank charges). Our bank details can be found on the reverse

of your invoice or in the sale catalogue under ‘Important Notices’

Debit cards drawn on a UK bank. There is no additional charge for

purchases made with these cards. Debit cards drawn on an overseas

bank or deferred debit cards will be subject to a 3% surcharge.

Sterling cash payments of up to £8,000 and debit cards payments

can be made at the Cashier’s Office, either during or after the sale.

12. Collection and storage.

Please note what the Conditions of Sale state about collection

and storage. It is important that goods are paid for and

collected promptly. Any delay may involve the buyer in paying

storage charges.

13. droit de suite royalty charges.

From 14th February 2006 all UK art market professionals (which

includes, but is not limited to; auctioneers, dealers, galleries, agents

and other intermediaries) are required to collect a royalty payment

for all works of art that have been produced by living artists. This

payment is only calculated on qualifying works of art which are

sold for a hammer price more than the UK sterling equivalent of

EURO 1,000 – the UK sterling equivalent will fluctuate in line with

prevailing exchange rates.

It is entirely the responsibility of the buyer to acquaint himself with

the precise EURO to UK Sterling exchange rate on the day of the

sale in this regard, and the auctioneer accepts no responsibility

whatsoever if the qualifying rate is different to the rate indicated.

All items in this catalogue that are marked with δ are potentially

qualifying items, and the royalty charge will be applied if the

hammer price achieved is more than the UK sterling equivalent of

EURO 1,000.The royalty charge will be added to all relevant buyers’

invoices, and must be paid before items can be cleared. All royalty

charges are passed on to the Design and Artists Copyright Society

(‘DACS’), no handling costs or additional fees with respect to these

charges will be retained by the auctioneers.

The royalty charge that will be applied to qualifying items which

achieve a hammer price of more than the UK sterling equivalent of

EURO 1,000, but less than the UK sterling equivalent of EURO 50,000

is 4%. For qualifying items that sell for more than the UK sterling

equivalent of EURO 50,000 a sliding scale of royalty charges will apply

– for a complete list of the royalty charges and threshold levels, please

see www.dacs.org.uk. There is no VAT payable on this 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

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 sale room 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) Bloomsbury Auctions is not authorised by the FSA to provide

insurance to it’s clients, and does not do so. However Bloomsbury

Auctions for it’s own protection, assumes liability for property

consigned to it at the lower pre-sale estimate until the hammer falls.

To justify accepting liablilty, Bloomsbury Auctions makes a charge of

1.5% of the hammer price plus VAT, subject to a minmum 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 pre-sale estimate

or the hammer price if the lot is sold.

(b) If the owner of the goods consigned instructs us in writng 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 le

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 % plus 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 Dreweatts 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 26.4% which shall include VAT

on the premiumat the rate imposed by law.The buyer will also be

liable for any royalties payable under Droit de Suite as setout under

Information for Buyers above.

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 can accommodate packing and shipping

for certain items. For lots they are unable to provide this service for,

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;

(f ) to retain that or any other Lot sold to you until you pay the total

amount due;

(g) to reject or ignore bids from you or your agent at future auctions

or to impose conditions before any such bids shall be accepted;

(h) 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 lay-out 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

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A William and Mary walnut and olivewood oyster veneered chest

of drawers, circa 1690, 91cm high, 98cm wide, 58cm deep

Est. £6,000-8,000

A George III mahogany and leather upholstered library

chair, manner of Giles Grendey, circa 1780,

99cm high, 65cm wide, 82cm deep

Est. £3,000-5,000

Provenance: The late Mr Michael Stoop

A pair of satinwood shield back armchairs, first half 19th century,

92cm high, 57cm wide, 75cm deep

Est. £2,000-3,000

Provenance: The late Mr Michael Stoop

Antique Furniture, Works of Art, Carpets & Rugs

Donnington Priory, Wednesday 7th September, 10am

Please contact:

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Donnington Priory

Newbury, Berkshire RG14 2JE

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A George III satinwood bowfront dressing table in the manner of

John Cobb, circa 1770, 80cm high, 99cm wide, 55cm deep

Est. £3,000-5,000

A pair of George III mahogany semi circular card tables,

circa 1780, 75cm high, 91cm wide, 44cm deep

Est. £2,000-3,000

A carved giltwood wall mirror in George III style,

19th century,

152cm high, 91cm wide

Est. £1,200-1,800

A George III mahogany serpentine chest of four long drawers,

circa 1780, 91cm high, 110cm wide, 5cm deep

Est. £3,000-5,000

A George I burr walnut and walnut bureau bookcase,

circa 1720, 210cm high, 99cm wide, 60cm deep

Est. £15,000-20,000

A pair of cut glass and ormolu mounted lustre candlesticks,

circa 1825, 35.5cm high

Est. £1,200-1,800

Provenance: Property of Lady Craven formerly of Peelings Manor

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