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ANTIQUArIAN BOOKS AND MANUSCrIPTS

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ANTIqUARIAN BOOKS

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Friday 14th December 2012, 1pm

Sale No. 36007

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❦ ENGLISH AND CONTINENTAL MANUSCRIPTS & EPHEMERA Lots 1-76

❦ CONTINENTAL LITERATURE AND HISTORy Lots 77-133

❦ ENGLISH LITERATURE AND HISTORy Lots 134-203

❦ MODERN FIRST EDITIONS Lots 204-230

❦ ART & ARCHITECTURE Lots 231-243

❦ CHILDREN’S BOOKS Lots 244-252

❦ TRAVEL & TOPOGRAPHy Lots 252-297

❦ NATURAL HISTORy AND SCIENCE Lots 298-418

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❦ ENGLISH AND CONTINENTAL MANUSCRIPTS & EPHEMERA

Lot 1

1. Somerset, Merridge.- Ch a rt e r o f C o n f i r m at i o n b y w h iC h mat i l d

d e Ch a n d o s g r a n t s to wa lt e r ha k e b a l l, one measure of land with

appurtenances in the northern part of the town of Merrigge near

Spakeston [Merridge near Spaxton], which Richard Albus held,

witnesses: Philipe de Horly, William de Bagedripe, Matthew de

Braderne and others, manuscript in Latin, on vellum, 7 lines, 2 small

holes, folds, creased, slightly soiled, lacks seal, 76 x 170mm., n.d.

[early thirteenth century]. £300 - £400

Lot 2

2. Yorkshire, Pollington.- gr a n t b y wi l l i a m bat e d e go l d a l e

to [?ra d u l p h u s] fo m o r i e o n e s e l i o n o f l a n d ly i n g in lu n d C r o f t

[n e a r po l l i n g t o n], witnesses: ?John de Heton, Henry de Hecke

[Heck], Thomas de Snayth [Snaith] and others, manuscript in land,

on vellum, 14 lines, lacks seal, slight staining not affecting legibility,

small piece of right hand corner cut away slightly affecting one

word, folds, creased, modern notes on verso, 110 x 180mm., n.d.

[thirteenth century]. £300 - £400

Lot 3

3. Yorkshire, Pollington.- gr a n t w i t h wa r r a n t b y al i C e

fa r ay d o n e d e go u d a l e to ed m u n d s o n o f hu g h o f go u d a l e o n e

s e l i o n o f l a n d in go u d a l e C a l l e d pe r i s C r o f t, witnesses: William

de pouet, Henry de Hecke, John de Goudale and others, manuscript

in Latin, on vellum, 13 lines, ruled in red, lacks seal, small stain,

one small hole slightly affecting text, folds, slightly browned and

creased, 105 x 190mm., [thirteenth century]. £300 - £400

Lot 4

4. Yorkshire, Pollington.- Qu i t C l a i m, Jo h n s o n o f hu g h o f

go l d a l e, g r a n t s to he n ry, s o n o f Jo h n o f he C k l a n d in t h e t o w n

o f po l i n g t o n [po l l i n g t o n], witnesses: John de Merebiri, William

Golding, Eadward de Gold and others, manuscript in Latin, on

vellum, 9 lines, lacks seal, folds, creased, contemporary endorsement

and modern ink inscription on verso, 80 x 240mm., n.d. [thirteenth

century]. £300 - £400

Lot 5

5. Savoy (Counts of) do C u m e n t s C o n C e r n i n g t h e r u l i n g fa m i ly o f

sav o y, b e i n g m a i n ly d o n at i o n s b y o r r e l at i n g to philip i, am e d e u s

iii, am e d e u s iv, am e d e u s v, ay m o n a n d ed wa r d, 9 manuscripts

in Latin, on vellum, 1 document worn with loss, all with some

browning, fading, staining and spotting, a few holes, most legible,

4 with remains of seals, v.s. (largest 320 x 330mm., smallest

80 x 150mm.), v.d., [thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries].

£300 - £400

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Lot 6

6. Kent, Downe.- gift a n d C o n f i r m at i o n w i t h wa r r a n t y b y al i C e

d a u g h t e r a n d h e i r o f ri C h a r d lu s e n g d e o f t h e pa r i s h o f “l a

d o u n e” [do w n e] to Jo h n al e y n a n d ma b e l h i s w i f e, of her cottage

with the appurtenances which contains 27 feet in length and 18 feet

in width, except for her chamber with one bay of building which she

wishes to retain for her own use which contains in length 14 feet, to

have and to hold of the chief lord of the fee by the said John Aleyn,

for which grant John and Mabel have given 7 shillings sterling in

gersuma, witnesses: Henry de Upsteye, Henry Waukelin, Thomas

de Luckestechele and others, manuscript in Latin, on vellum,

18 lines, endorsed “doune” on verso in a contemporary hand,

some staining with loss of a few words on four lines, a few small

wormholes, otherwise legible, slightly creased, browned, lacks seal,

127 x 220mm., 1313/4. £300 - £350

*** Downe, formerly in Kent; later the home of Charles Darwin.

Lot 7

7. Book of Hours, 4 l e av e s f r o m t h e offiCe f o r la u d s, manuscript

in Latin, on vellum, 37 lines, double column, written in brown ink,

in a gothic bookhand, red and blue pen and ink 2-line with marginal

penwork decoration, some slight fading to some initials and text

in one or two places, two inner margins torn not affecting text,

browned, disbound, 160 x 110mm., [?France, c. 1400]. £300 - £400

Lot 8

8. Fastolf (Sir John, soldier and landowner, 1380-1459).- Arundel

(John Fitzalan, seventh earl of, soldier, 1408-35) & John Duke of

Bedford, Prince, Regent of France, younger brother of Henry V,

1389-1435) do C u m e n t issued b y ar u n d e l a n d be d f o r d m e n t i o n i n g

sir Jo h n fa s t o l f, transferring Guybon Barde and his men the guard

and control of Alençon, previously held by Sir Robert Harling,

k n i g h t in t h e s e rv iC e o f sir Jo h n fa s t o l f, manuscript in French,

in brown ink, in a neat lettre batârde and signed at tail by the

scribe ?”Bezasse” , on vellum, 23 lines, lacks seal, central fold,

some creasing and staining slightly affecting legibility of right hand

edge of document, docketed on verso and with incorrect date added

in another hand, 220 x 360mm., Alençon, Monday, 4th May 1433.

£1,200 - £1,800

*** Sir John Fastolf saw extensive service in France under the

Duke of Clarence in Aquitaine and later, under Henry V in northern

France. In 1415 he fought at the battle of Agincourt. He was made

Lieutenant of Normandy in 1422 and made a knight of the Garter in

1426. In 1429, while retreating with Lord Talbot from Beaugency,

the rearguard was overwhelmed and only the van under Fastolf were

able to escape leading to a charge of cowardice from Talbot. The

accusation stuck and for many years his reputation suffered.

“Although Shakespeare adapted Fastolf’s name for his character Sir

John Falstaff, the personality he gave him was wholly imaginary.

In the original draft of Henry V (1597) the companion of Prince

Hal was the historically correct Sir John Oldcastle who had also

figured in the Famous Victories of Henry V (1594). Apparently

to meet the objection of Oldcastle’s descendant, Lord Cobham,

Shakespeare changed the name to Falstaff, doubtless suggested

by the fact that Fastolf had owned the Boar’s Head tavern in

Southwark.” - Oxford DNB.

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Lot 9

9. Bible, Latin. fragment of St. John’s Gospel, from chs. 18 & 19,

manuscript on vellum, in Latin, 7 ff., 14 lines, written in black ink in

an elegant lettre batarde, modern vellum, c. 135 x 90 mm., France,

late fifteenth century. £300 - £400

*** An attractive fragment containing John’s account of the events

leading up to the Crucifixion.

Lot 10

10. Pentecost, s i n g l e l e a f f r o m a bo o k o f ho u r s, illuminated

manuscript on vellum, large miniature of Pentecost, the Virgin

kneeling at prayer, surrounded by seven apostles, with more just

visible in the background, the Holy Ghost above, in an architectural

setting, with three lines of text below, in a gothic liturgical hand,

with a full border of naturalistic foliage, flowers and fruits on a

yellow ground, with a bird on one side and a monkey playing a

dulcimer (?) below, framed and glazed, 155 x 110 mm., [Southern

Netherlands, ?Bruges, c.1500]. £3,000 - £4,000

Lot 11

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11. Kent.- Bredgar. ag r e e m e n t b e t w e e n ri C h a r d wo d e o f

br e d g a r a n d ri C h a r d he n e k e r f o r t w o a C r e s a n d 12 v i r g at e s

o f l a n d in t h e pa r i s h o f br e d g a r in t h e f i e l d C a l l e d de e n y s

fi e l d, manuscript in Latin, on vellum, 12 lines, red wax seal of a

?ribbon appended with good impression, folds, 126 x 326mm., 10th

September 1507; and 21 others, including 4 more 16th century items

relating to Kent (Bettisden, Egerton and Pluckley), deeds and bonds

relating to Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Lancashire (Rochdale) etc., and

a small quantity of others, 18th and 19th century paper documents,

including wills, copies of enclosure awards, abstracts of titles, v.s.,

v.d. (qty). £300 - £400

Lot 12

12. Switzerland.- re n t i e r speCiffiCatifs d e s Ce n s e s dh e u e s e t

ap pa rt e n a n t e s d e l a Cu r e d e l’eg l i s e p e r r o C h i a l l e d e do m p e d d i e r,

manuscript in French, on paper, 45 ff., with 1 preliminary and 13

final blank ff., c. 30 lines, written in black ink in a clear secretarial

hand, with some marginalia, and the last 2 ff. in difference, slightly

later hands, some marking, the last 2 ff soiled and the margins

frayed, with very slught loss, bound in a leaf from a large manuscript

bible, France, 12th century, from Revelations ch 20 & 21, double

column, 29 lines, rubruicated, 2 initials, one with pen-and-ink

decoration, worn and soiled, holed on spine and elsewhere, inner

text partly covered, modern cloth drop-down case, c. 260 x 170 mm.,

Domdidier, c. 1580. £400 - £600

*** Census of the lands and rents due to the parish priest, ‘Pierre de

Disieu’, of ‘Dompeddier’, now Domdidier, in the canton of Fribourg,

Switzerland. It consists of a ‘Repertoire..’, listing the forty-eight

tenants of Domdidier and the associated hamlet ‘Eyssy’, followed

by extensive details of their lands, families, marriages, leases, rents

&c, providing a full account of the intricate economic workings of

a recently post-feudal village. Many of the names of the villagers

are still found in the area today. The binding is a sadly mutilated

fragment of what must have been a most handsome bible.

13. Miscellaneous documents.- Co l l e C t i o n, including, deeds,

wills and letters, some property in Harlington, Bedfordshire (some

Astrey family), Kent and Wales, manuscripts, most on vellum, some

on paper, v.s., v.d. (2 16th century, 16 17th century & c. 20 18th &

19th centuries), sixteenth - nineteenth centuries (c. 38).£300 - £350

14. Channel Islands.- do C u m e n t s r e l at i n g to e s tat e r e pa i r s e t C.

in gu e r n s e y & e l s e w h e r e, including: accounts of repairs to the

rectory, 1683, rents, inventories, and various families including:

Le Mesurier, De Sausmares, Bonamy, Blondell etc., manuscript

in French, numerous pp., folds, browned, some staining, v.s., v.d.

1641-1700 (c. 40 pieces). £300 - £350

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Lot 15

15. [?Bickford (Arscott, of Dunsland House, Bradford, near

Holsworthy, Devon, c. 1635-93)].- a p r e fa C e to C ata C h i s m e,

manuscript, c. 585pp. excluding blanks, 5 sections, elaborate pen

and ink chapter headings and other decorations of flowers and leafy

sprays, text in red and black, ruled in red, inscribed “William Codd

1683” in the decoration, signed by William Bickford at beginning

with address of Dunsland and signed at end and dated 1717, slightly

browned, contemporary calf, rubbed, 8vo, dated in the manuscript

1683. £800 - £1,200

*** Probably compiled for the education of Arscott Bickford’s son,

William who has signed and dated it. Dunsland House and estate

was acquired by the National Trust in 1954 and was burnt down

during the 1960s.

Lot 16

16. Devon.- [Warburton (Anne, daughter of Sir Robert Williams

of Penrhyn, wife of Thomas Warburton of Winnington, Cheshire,

sister of Gwen who married Sir Walter Yonge of Escot, Devon, fl.

1690s)] [aC C o u n t o f a visit to de v o n, s e r m o n s & C o o k e ry r e C i p e s],

pa rt a u t o g r a p h m a n u s C r i p t s i g n e d, 167pp. excluding blanks (visit

to Devon 8pp.) in a variety of hands, reverse entries, some staining,

browned throughout, original panelled calf, rubbed, sm. 4to, c.

1691-93 & later. £800 - £1,200

*** An account of Anne Warburton’s visit to several houses in Devon

in the company of her sister, Gwen, wife of Sir Walter Yonge.

Visits, including, a ship from New England: “I was att Topsham

about 9 mile from Estcott a great seaport town ye 3d in England, we

went aboard a ship there called ye America built in New England

Captain Parsons Master she carried 22 guns.”

“I was att the Grange, Mr Drues a great Jacobite... they had 2

daughters, one married to Mr Keston, who has 5000l pr An she is

dear... ye other is Lady to Sir Arthur Chichester & has 6 children,

3 wych I saw all girls nott well fashiond, we were entertaind, wth

sack & a great peice of ordinary plumb cake... she is handsome butt

speaks clownishly... my sister, was invited to Mrs Clap’s to eat milk

& cream in ye Afternoon/ they call cream un sealded Raw head in

Devonshire... .”

Sir Walter Yonge (bap. 1653, d. 1731), politician and friend of

John Locke.

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17. Evelyn (John, diarist, founding member of the Royal Society, antiquarian, numismatist and garden historian, 1620-

1706) au t o g r a p h le t t e r s i g n e d “Jev e ly n” to ra l p h th o r e s b y, w r i t t e n f r o m h i s s o n’s h o u s e in do v e r st r e e t, 1p., folio,

address panel on verso with red wax seal, Dover Street, 27th June 1702, concerning two coins which Thoresby had asked

him about, and with Thoresby’s autograph notes identifying the pieces as, “Lord Fairfax enameled upon Gold” and “a crown

and 12d obsidional peices”, reporting that he and his wife had examined them and they have proved to be what Thoresby had

mentioned, and sending “The Curiosity which you mention” as a gift from his wife as “a piece of art worthy [of] yr Collection”;

he also informs Thoresby that, having failed to arrange the delivery with Mr Kird [Thoresby’s friend, the vituoso], he has left

them with Mr Hunt, “operator of the [Royal] Society at Gresh[am] Colledge”, “to be delivered to whomsoever comes in your

name for them”, folds, browned. £3,000 - £4,000

*** The gift was probably made as a consequence of Thoresby’s visit to the Evelyns the previous year, which he recorded

in his own diary, “The famous Mr Evelyn, who has published a great number of very rare books, was above measure civil

and courteous, in showing me many drawings and paintings of his own and his lady’s doing; one especially of enamel was

surprisingly fine, and this ingenious lady told me the manner how she wrought it, but I was uneasy at his too great civility in

leaving an untold heap of gold medals before me &c.”

Ralph Thoresby (1658-1725), antiquary and topographer, author of Ducatus Leodiensis, or, The Topography of Leeds, 1715,

whose father, having served under Fairfax during the Civil War, was able after the general’s death, to purchase Fairfax’s coin

collection and library for £185, which he used to create a private museum, the Musaeum Thoresbyanum.

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18. St. Paul’s School.- Wroughton (Charles, rector of Codford St

Peter, Wiltshire, b. 1654/5, fl. 1654-1729) au to g r a p h letter s i g n e d

to Jo h n postlethwayt, h e a d m a s t e r o f st pa u l’s sC h o o l, 2Ωpp., folio,

Codford St Peter, 28th April 1704, about a pamphlet he is getting printed

for him, “The alterations you have made an don with so good judgmt,

yt I not only readily but thankfully submit to them”, and agreeing to

strike some other material out lest it should be construed as an attack

on the memory of the late William III, “deliverer of these nations under

god from Popery& Slavery”, and sending some corrections and asking

him to send 2 copies, 1 to Dr. Windebank, “at his house in Buckingham

Street in Yorke buildings” and another to, “C.W. de Codford: The

Bookseller”, tears where opened, folds, slightly browned; and a small

quantity of other material, including a pamphlet by W. Wyatt, A Sermon

Preached to those, who had been Scholars of St. Paul’s School, [Wing

W3735], 1679, 2 other printed pamphlets of sermons and document

relating to John Leigh, `1595 and a letter from the Rev. C. Philpot

and a watercolour of Canterbury Cathedral etc., v.s., v.d. (11 pieces).

£300 - £350

*** ESTC traces Wroughton as the author of two works: “Bodleius”,

Oxford, 1677 & “The Government, and True Sons of the Church of

England”, 1705.

19. Nottinghamshire, Upton.- pr e r o g at i v e Co u rt o f yo r k. Jo h n

po rt e r s u r r e n d e r s a l l h i s l a n d in up t o n for a mortgage of £40 to

Roberta Walker, Jos: Clay and George Cooper fulfilling the last will

of Susanna Alvey, manuscript in Latin and English, on vellum, 4

sheets, some tears affecting text, folds, browned, v.s., largest 730 x

640mm., smallest 185 x 295mm., 1710; and c. 48 others, indentures

and deeds relating to Durham, Surrey, Cambridgeshire, Devon

(Bovey Tracy) etc., 18th & 19th centuries (c. 48). £300 - £400

20. Yorkshire.- [Co m p i l at i o n o f l a s t w i l l s a n d t e s ta m e n t s o f

p e o p l e in va r i o u s t o w n s in yo r k s h i r e 1546-1735], manuscript,

104pp., including a few pp. of indexes, a few ff. torn away, slightly

browned, original vellum, rubbed and soiled, 8vo, 1735; and

a quantity of others, including several manuscript sermons, an

indenture relating to the sale of land at Ilveston, Leicestershire,

to Robert Hesilrige of Noseley, a relation of Sir Arthur Hesilrige

(1601-61), army commander in the parliamentary army, 1663, v.s.,

v.d. (c. 20 pieces). £300 - £350

*** Towns including: Overton, Farlington, Bradford, Leeds, Sawley,

Skipsey, Silkstone, Holderness, York etc.

21. [Society of Friends. London Yearly Meeting].- Thompson

(Gilbert) th e ep i s t l e f r o m t h e ye a r ly -me e t i n g, he l d in lo n d o n,

drophead title, 4pp., soiled in places, browned, 1748 § Burn

(Richard) Proposals for Printing by Subscription, a Book to be

intitled, Ecclesiastical Law, drophead title, 3pp., title stained, folds,

browned, a few ink words on first page, edges a little chipped, [ESTC

locates the St. Brides Printing Library copy only], 1762; and a small

collection of other printed material, including the Newark Wesleyan

Methodist Circuit Plan, 1879-80, Report on the Fortification of

Milford Haven, 1758; Marine Chronometers, 1853, 4 newspapers,

including The Tyne Mercury, 1806, The Daily Mirror Titanic issue,

1912 etc., v.s., v.d. (sm. qty). £300 - £400

22. Papal Bull.- Benedict XIV (Prospero Lorenzo Lambertini,

Pope 1740-58, 1670-1758) pa pa l b u l l r e l at i n g to Joseph si m o n e t t i,

manuscript in Latin, on vellum, 27 lines, decorated initials, signed

twice at tail, lead bulla attached (slightly discoloured), 275 x

435mm., February 1755. £300 - £350

Lot 23

23. Ephemera.- th e de r b y, lo u g h b o r o u g h, mo u n t s o r r e l, a n d

le i C e s t e r wa g g o n s. That lay at the Bull-and-Mouth Inn, near

Aldersgate, and at the White-Horse Inn, in Friday-street, are now

Remov’d to the Bell-Inn, in Woodstreet, London... Perform’d (if

God permit) by Nathan Latham, Joseph Turner, and Thomas Whaley,

printed handbill, slightly browned, [not in ESTC], 230 x 180mm., [c.

1780] § bat t e r s e a & wa n d s w o rt h, su r r e y; Particulars... Freehold

Property, in the Parishes of Battersea and Wandsworth, large folding

hand-coloured map of plots in Battersea, original boards, printed

paper label on upper cover, 1836; and a small quantity of others,

including: a handbill, “Grand Oratorio! in the Weslyan Chapel,

Castle Donington, 1840”, a small quantity of material relating to

auctions at Castle Donington, Leicestershire, poster and small

quantity of material “To the Electors of the Northern Division of...

Leicester... 1859” etc., some with manuscript notes, v.s., v.d. (sm.

qty). £300 - £400

24. de la Platière (Jean-Marie, Vicomte, French revolutionary

statesman, husband of Madame Roland, 1734-93) eC o n o m i C

r e p o rt C o m pa r i n g fra n C e u n fav o u r a b ly to eng l a n d s i g n e d b y d e

l a plat i è r e, manuscript in French (?autograph), 4pp., removed

from an album, folds, slightly browned, sm. 4to, Amiens, 1778.

£400 - £600

*** Headed “Memoire”, this report is a scathing attack on

France’s economic situation in comparison with England. (‘The

Civil Service... has seen England triumph everywhere; beating us

everywhere, and in fact excluding us from all areas where industry

has managed to attract attention and mould tastes’).

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25. Shropshire & elsewhere.- Smith (Joseph, town clerk of

Bridport) ex a m p l e s o f va r i o u s l e g a l a g r e e m e n t s e t C., manuscript,

178pp. excluding blanks, ruled in red throughout, ink signature of

Joseph Smith on fly-leaf, 4pp. loose, browned, bookplate of Hubert

Stanier-Smith on front pastedown, original roan, worn, lacks tail of

spine, folio, 1795. £300 - £350

*** Provenance: Manuscript account of Joseph Smith by Hubert

Stanier-Smith (1823-1911), British folklorist loosely inserted in

volume.

26. Manuscript, Persian, ni z a m i. lay l a w a m a J n u n, 2 columns,

nastaliq script, headpiece in gold and colours, 3 full page miniatures,

some repairs, contemporary limp leather, sometime rebacked,

[Kashmir, late 19th Cent.]; and an ottoman arabic ms. of poetry,

probably Maqamat aÆhaiki, imperfect, loose in binding, AH 1211,

[1796], 8vo and folio (2) £150 - £200

27. Music.- [Volumes of manuscript music taken from the Psalms],

2 vol., manuscript music scores, numerous pp., some ff. cut, slightly

browned, first partially stained, contemporary calf, rubbed, remains

of brass clasp, lacks tail of spine, second original half morocco,

gilt, slightly rubbed, first 120 x 300mm., second 135 x 240mm.,

[c. 1800 & later]; and 12 others, including a printed vol. of music

by F. Herold and 10 scrapbooks with poetry etc., v.s., v.d. (14).

£300 - £400

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28. Jersey.- Don (Sir George, army officer, Lieutenant-Governor

of Jersey, 1756-1832).- pr o C l a m at i o n o f d e f e n C e o f Je r s e y, printed

poster, folds, browned, slight stain at tail, framed and glazed, 290 x

180mm., St. Helier, 27th September 1811. £300 - £400

*** “Proclamation. It having been intimated that the Strangers who

are in the Island, and the Seamen whose ships or vessels are in the

Harbours, are desirous to come forward at the present moment and

enrol themselves as a Volunteer Corps for the purpose of acting

against the common Enemy should he invade this Island... .” -

George Don.

29. Grimsby Election.- Tennyson (Charles, later Tennyson-

D’Eyncourt, politician, uncle of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1784-

1861) au t o g r a p h le t t e r s i g n e d to Jo s h u a pl a s k i t t at t h e do C k

offiCe, gr i m s b y, 4pp., 4to, address panel franked by Tennyson’s

brother-in-law Matthew Russell MP for Bletchley, Hardwick House,

Rushyford, Derbyshire, 8th December 1817; and 2 others, autograph

manuscript text, “To the Electors of the Borough of Great Grimsby”,

asking that it be printed as a handbill, 2pp., and the printed handbill,

1817, 4to & folio (4 pieces). £400 - £600

Lot 30

30. Children’s.- Inglis (Jane Anne, later married Rev. Thomas

Garnham Luard, vicar of Stanstead-Mountfitchet, 1821-86,

daughter of Jane Anne Inglis, née Mason whose portrait was

painted by Constable, d. 1871) a bo o k o f ta l e s, comprising: The

Little Hospital, or Humanity to Animals [&] The Magpie Theif,

a u t o g r a p h m a n u s C r i p t, together title and 59pp. excluding blanks, in

pencil, 4 drawings, all stories incomplete, original half red morocco,

slightly rubbed, gilt spine, 82 x 52mm., 28th February 1822.

£400 - £600

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Lot 31

31. Bentham (Jeremy, philosopher, jurist and reformer, 1748-

1832) au t o g r a p h d r a f t o f a l e t t e r in t h e t h i r d person to t h e

Cat h o l i C as s o C i at i o n, 1p., folio, with an autograph note at the

head by his executor and editor John Bowring with date and note:

“JB. to the Catholic Association. Not sent”, 9th December 1822,

sending “Five pound from Jeremy Bentham” and expressing the

hope that “his oppressed brethren of the Catholic persuasion will

neither retaliate persecution by persecution, nor attempt redress by

insurrection, but unite with the liberal among Protestants for the

attainment of security for all, against depredation and oppression in

every shape, by the only practicable means - Parliamentary Reform,

in the radical and soley efficient vmode”, and with a long section,

amounting to more than half the text, crossed through, removed

from an album, ruled in red, folds, browned. £1,500 - £2,000

*** The note by Bowring notwithstanding, the letter was evidently

sent though without any of the text crossed through in the present

manuscript. Bowring noted at the end of this transcription of the

letter that he had persuaded Bentham to suppress the text deleted.

However, he did retain a copy of it and it is printed in full in The

Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham, 2006, vol. 12, p. 73, the source

being the Bowring edition, 1843, vii. x. p. 544.

The Catholic Association, formed by Daniel O’Connell, collected

money known as Catholic Rents to defray the costs of publishing

and petitioning for the removal of the political disabilities imposed

on Roman Catholics. Bentham’s contribution of £5 was noted in the

issue of the Examiner for 26 December 1824.

31a. Letters.- Grant (Charles, director of the East India Company

and philanthropist, 1746-1823) au t o g r a p h le t t e r s i g n e d to h i s

s o n Ch a r l e s, 3pp. & address panel, sm. 4to, India House, 17th

October 1823, on his son’s marriage, “So you have made a quiet

expedition with the Highlander’s in order to chuse for yourself a

wife! I hope you have chosen well, and very sincerely wish you

& my young kinswoman all the happiness to be looked for in a

chequer’d world”, and enquiring about a suitable ship to take him

to India, “Capt. Campbell of the Duke of York is rewcommended to

me in preference, and I have some little claim on his attention”, torn

where opened and with small tears to edges, folds, browned; and

a large quantity of other letters, including from Sir Alfred Keogh

(1857-1936), army medical officer, and 1 from Sarah Churchill

(daughter of Sir Winston Churchill), and a very large quantity of

others, v.s., v.d., 20th century (lge qty). £300 - £400

32. Wellington (Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, army officer, 1769-

1852) au t o g r a p h le t t e r s i g n e d to de a n o f Ch r i s t Ch u r C h

Co l l e g e, ox f o r d, 1p., 4to, Stratfield Saye, 19th January 1825,

requesting permission for his sons, Lord Douro and Lord Wellesley

to have weekend leave from the College, tipped-in on album guard,

folds, browned; and 3 others, letters of Palmerston, Peel and an A.N.

of John Piper’s, sm. 4to & 8vo (4). £300 - £350

Lot 33

33. Bentham (Jeremy, philosopher, jurist and reformer, 1748-

1832) [sy n o p s i s o f Ch a p t e r seven o f h i s w o r k “states o f mi n d w i t h

r e s p e C t to d e l i n Q u e n C y” o f h i s proJeCted b u t u n f i n i s h e d w o r k “pe n a l

Co d e”], a u t o g r a p h m a n u s C r i p t, 1p., headed: “watermarked 1824,

ruled in red, slightly browned, housed in a custom made moroccobacked

cloth slip-case, folio, 11th July 1826. £2,000 - £2,500

*** be n t h a m’s p e n a l C o d e.

Contains the essence of Bentham’s projected chapter on “States of

Mind” intended for the Penal Code section of the Pannomium, the

keystone of Bentham’s project for comprehensive code-making

(he invented the term “codification”) which he believed should be

enacted as the law, representing the will of the sovereign power, and

that it should be consistently aimed at promoting the public interest

or happiness. Indispensable to this was that every provision should be

accompanied by a short rationale in which its purpose and justification

were explicitly stated and thereby made intelligible to all.

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34. Disraeli (Benjamin, first Earl of Beaconsfield, statesman and

novelist, 1804-81) au t o g r a p h le t t e r s i g n e d w i t h a p s e u d o n y m

(a n d C r o s s e d o u t) to ro b e rt pl u m e r wa r d, 4pp., sm. 4to, 11th

April 1827, praising in the highest terms Ward’s second novel, De

Vere or the Man of Independence, 1827, “it is a work as improving

as delightful - one which must always be remembered with profit,

as it must ever be recurred to with pleasure. The vein of unaffected

philosophy, practical wisdom, & characters... however skilfully

delineated, must, from our previous acquaintance with them, cease

to engage our attentions, & excite our sympathies...”, Disraeli singles

out for comment the interview with Sir William Flowerdale as being

especially interesting to him, “as a young political aspirant”, folds,

browned; and another an AL.s.signed “D” complaing of influenza,

1833, v.s., v.d. (2). £1,200 - £1,600

*** Disraeli plays critic to his first literary mentor.

The present letter, written only eleven days before the publication

of his own first novel, Vivian Grey, is based on Ward’s first novel,

Tremaine, or the Man of Refinement, 1825.

35. Leemans (Conrad, orientalist and museum director, 1809-93)

6 au t o g r a p h le t t e r s s i g n e d to Jo h n le e o f ha rt w e l l, 18pp. with

address panels, sm. 4to & 8vo, 1 in French, the rest English, Leiden,

29th December 1835 - 20th May 1866, on a variety of antiquarian

topics, including, conveying thanks for a copy of Henry Tattam’s

Lexicon Aegyptiaco-Latinum, 1835, working on the Reuvens

library and Leiden Museum responsibilities, sending a manuscript

to Leiden for Dr Weyers to compare with one at the museum etc.,

letters stamped “B.R.A.”, British Records Association and sold by

Sotheby’s in the 1930s, folds, browned. £200 - £220

*** John Lee, of Hartwell (1783-1866), antiquary, collector of

oriental manuscripts and astronomer.

36. Monroe (Vere, oriental traveller, curate of Upper Beeding,

Sussex, 1801/2-41) 2 au t o g r a p h le t t e r s s i g n e d to re v. Jo h n

ri C h a r d er r i n g t o n at tu l s e hi l l, br i x t o n, 7pp. with address

panels, sm. 4to, postmarked 1836 & 2nd January 1837, giving an

invitation to join him in Upper Beeding, and his travels, “I am just

now employed in working up my Tartar journey from Constantinople

to Belgrade, & very much want some local information about the

places through which our route lay. These are chiefly Adrianople

[Turkey] - Sophia [Bulgaria] - Nyssa Philloppopoli [Nis, Serbia]”,

folds, stained and browned; and 2 others, another letter to to the

Rev. Errington, and a copy of Henry Rogers, Essay..., 1857, with

varied manuscript notes and inserted letters, v.s., v.d. (sm. qty).

£300 - £350

37. Castle Hill Estate, Bakewell, Derbyshire.- [Underwood

(Captain William) & Robert Nesfield, Estate Managers of

the Castle Hill estate, owned by John Manners, fifth Duke of

Rutland, 1778-1857)] diaries o f m a n a g e m e n t o f t h e e s tat e, 5

vol., manuscript, numerous pp., slightly browned, original calf or

morocco, rubbed, brass locks forced, 1851-83; and 9 other diaries

(3 locked and probably relating to the Castle Hill Estate), 8vo (14).

£300 - £400

*** The Castle Hill Estate of Bakewell was bought by the Duke of

Rutland in 1846 and disposed of in 1920.

Lot 38

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38. Lear (Edward, landscape painter and writer, 1812-88)

au t o g r a p h le t t e r s i g n e d to “de a r ma d a m” [a l m o s t C e rta i n ly

la d y wat e r f o r d], 4pp., 8vo, 65 Oxford Terrace, Hyde Park, 17th

July 1853, informing her, in view of her wish to see Holman Hunt’s

paintings, that he had called on Hunt the day before and found that

he had completed his painting [‘The Light of the World’], “his

painting from the text ‘I stand at the door and knock’ and another

painting, ‘The Hireling Shepherd’ was also there”, and asking if she

would like to bring her sister, Lady Canning and further asking if

they would like him to go with them, tape marks on first page, folds,

slightly browned. £600 - £800

*** Holman Hunt’s ‘Light of the World’ and ‘The Hireling Shepherd’

are in Manchester Art Gallery.

Lear and Holman Hunt first met in 1852 and became close friends

after spending months together in Sussex and travelling up the Nile

together.

39. Cobden (Richard, statesman and reformer, founder of the

Anti-Corn Law League, pamphleteer, 1804-65) lo n g au t o g r a p h

le t t e r s i g n e d to sir will i a m mole s w o rt h mp (1810-55), o f

pe n C a r r o w, Co r n wa l l, 10pp., 8vo, laid down on card with an

engraving of Cobden’s house in Midhurst on verso, Midhurst,

10th February 1855, mainly about the ballot, introducing himself

as the “Manchester Manufacturer”, expressing disquiet at the

1837 elections and proposing a society be set up for the further

demonstration of how the ballot should function etc., folds.

£400 - £600

40. Dawes (William Rutter, astronomer, 1799-1868) lo n g

au t o g r a p h le t t e r s i g n e d to Jo h n he pa rt h, mathematical physicist

and journalist, 6pp., 4to, Hopefield Lodge, Haddenham, Thame, 12th

May 1860, an exposition of scientific methodology, Dawes considers

the phenomenon of apparent projections and then he defends his

own observations against the idea that they afford only negative

evidence and discussing occultations, the Royal Observatory’s

evidence of occultations etc., folds, slightly browned. £300 - £400

*** Dawes contributed papers to the Royal Astronomical Society on

occultations, triple and double stars, planets, comets, the solar eclipse

of 1836, photometry and instruments. He discovered the rotation

of sunspots and invented the wedge photometer. In 1865 Dawes

established the non-atmospheric character of the redness of Mars.

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Lot 41

41. Photographs.- Co l l e C t i o n o f p h o t o g r a p h s, including: George

Henry Strutt (cotton manufacturer and philanthropist, 1826-95) &

his son, George Herbert Strutt (cotton mill owner and philanthropist,

1854-1928) and family, of Belper, Derbyshire; the Bridson family

(Greta Bridson), Lily Severn (relation of John Ruskin), Beyers

Wood House, Windermere, North West Frontier, New Zealand

(North Island), Scotland (Culloden Ballater etc.), the Isle of Wight

(the Needles etc.), England (Bodmin Moor, Chichester, Glastonbury

etc), Wales (Conwy Castle and Bridge), the Normandy invasion,

family portraits etc. numerous photographs, some in albums, many

loose, v.s., v.d., 1861-1944 (lge qty). £300 - £400

Lot 43

Lot 42

42. Swinburne (Algernon Charles, poet and literary critic, 1837-

1909) au t o g r a p h le t t e r s i g n e d to to h i s s i s t e r al i C e, “my d e a r e s t

al ly ”, 4pp., 8vo, Tintagel, 26th October [1864], where he has just

finished writing Atlanta, containing a lyrical description of his

surroundings, “... the two or three days that I have got out this week

I have come upon the most delicious clefts & coves... between the

capes & headlands the small narrowing bays heaved without room

for a wave to break, our broad back of green with wide shifting

spaces esplashed of level foam thrown all about it & clear sunlight

overhead & violent wind running up chines & gullies of rock, &

the grass waving & blowing over the edge of the cliff... you stand

out on a headland with deep sea in front & to right & to left &

nothing before you but as it were the hidden end of a green field”,

explaining that he is “still quite disabled & closely confined & very

worse still more dull”, having sustained an injury to his foot, but had

the winter not set in he would stay and enjoy the sea air rather than

return to London, “as I am doubtless a wrecked pig in appearance &

reality”, and regretting having imposed upon and delayed his host

and companion, the painter J.W. Inchbold, folds, browned.

£1,000 - £1,200

*** “... in August [1864], Swinburne joined his friend John William

Inchbold, the Leeds-born painter, in Tintagel, north Cornwall,

until November. While in Cornwall Swinburne finished Atlanta in

Calydon and wrote an elegy for Landor when news reached him of

Landor’s death that September.” - Oxford DNB.

Only one letter from Swinburne’s stay in Tintagel in 1864 is printed by

Cecil Y. Lang, The Swinburne Letters, vol. I, 1959 (to Mary Gordon).

43. Palmer (Samuel, landscape painter and writer, 1805-81)

au t o g r a p h le t t e r s i g n e d to le o n a r d ro w e va l p y, 4pp., 8vo,

Furze Hill House, Red Hill, 11th December 1866, expressing great

pleasure that Valpy has perceived what he is striving for in a picture,

“it always makes a painter purr to find that a critic whose judgment

he esteems has detected in his picture the latent motive, and if you

felt that those weather beaten stones looked ‘legendary’ then I

feel rewarded for much study spent in aiming at it”, responding to

Valpy’s enquiry about a drawing of his of Tintagel, “I fancied when

it went away that it was one of my best drawings but they say people

are no judge of their own drawings”, discussing Milton’s supposed

preference for Paradise Regained to Paradise Lost, mentioning the

death of Toynbee and giving news of his wife’s health, remains of

former hinge attached, folds. £800 - £1,200

*** Leonard Valpy (1825-84), Ruskin’s solicitor and art collector.

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44. Photographs.- al b u m o f v i e w s o f in d i a, including: Tomb at

Jatta, Muggur Peer 1868 [sacred crocodiles at Manghopir], Tombs

on the Mucklee Hills, Indo-European Telegraph Buildings Kurrachee

[Karachi], Tiger’s Cave Elephants, Calicut, “The Castle” Malabar

Hill Bombay, S.P. & D. Railway Workshops Kurrachee, St Thomas’

Cathedral Bombay, 26 albumen prints, yellowed and slightly faded,

laid down, original cloth album, worn, covers detached, each 195

x 230mm., 4to album, 1868; and c. 12 other photograph albums,

including photographs of India, Italy (Venice, Florence and Sienna),

Britain (Cambridge etc.), family portraits etc. & many loose, v.s.,

v.d. (qty). £300 - £400

Lot 45

45. Dolomites.- [wa l k i n g t o u r o f t h e dolom i t e s], 12pp.,

manuscript, charming pen and ink illustrations throughout, slightly

browned, a few edges with slight soiling, loose, 262 x 370mm.,

1868. £300 - £350

Lot 44

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46. Poynter (Sir Edward, painter and medallist, first Slade

Professor, 1836-1919) lo n g au t o g r a p h le t t e r s i g n e d to he n ry

Cr a i k, de a n a n d se C r e ta ry o f Qu e e n’s Co l l e g e f o r la d i e s, 15pp.,

sm. 4to, 28 Albert Gate, SW, 26th June 1879, written in his capacity

as Director of Art and Principal of the National Art Training

Schools, South Kensington Museums [the V&A] commenting on

the quality of teaching under Miss Lassman and others, “I do not

think I exaggerate when I say that I have never in my experience

seen beginners more excellently taught or producing better results”,

and comparing it unfavorably with Miss Dicksee’s class, “the pupils

are evidently set to too soon, & carry on a loose & scratchy method

of execution with the pencil”, folds, slightly browned. £400 - £600

*** Queen’s College, London, founded in 1848 by Frederick

Denison Maurice, professor of English Literature and History at

King’s College London and Christian Socialist thinker.

47. Ephemera etc.- la r g e C o l l e C t i o n o f m a n u s C r i p t s a n d

e p h e m e r a, including; material relating to the Great Western Railway,

St. Bees, Cumbria, the Remington family of Manchester, an album

of Christmas Cards, c. 1890s; scrap album, 20th century; letters,

pamphlets, drawings, engravings, manuscript scraps, v.s., v.d.,

nineteenth - twentieth centuries (lge. qty). £300 - £400

48. Gordon (Charles George, army officer, killed defending

Khartoum, 1833-85) au t o g r a p h le t t e r s i g n e d to “my de a r

ro b s o n” J. ro b s o n, may b a n k ro a d, lo n d o n, 2pp., 8vo, Mauritius,

17th October 1881, commanding the Royal Engineers in Mauritius,

asking him to pass on his congratulations to his brother on his recent

marriage, saying how sorry he was to hear he was leaving Airds

(civil engineering firm), “I hope you will succeed in your own

business. I have no idea, who I could introduce you to in W[ar]

O[ffice]. I do not know even the surgeon. I think you must know Mr.

Hurst. I do not know though, whether he has retired”, folds, foxed.

£300 - £350

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Lot 49

49. Gladstone (W.E., prime minister and author, 1809-98).-

le t t e r s & C u t s i g n at u r e s to w.e. o r mr s. gl a d s t o n e, including:

wi l l i a m mo r r i s, G.F. Watts, Edward Burne-Jones, Frederick

Leighton, J.E. Millais and other artists (some concerning portraits

of Gladstone); James Russell Lowell, William T. Stead, Sir Henry

Irving, Joseph Joachim, Louis Blanc, Andrew Lang, Michael Davitt,

Auberon Herbert (2), Walter Besant; and signatures of Ch a r l e s

da r w i n (autograph envelope for his letter to Gladstone, now BL

Add. 4471:5), Tennyson & Browning (envelope fronts), Gladstone,

Palmerston, Lord John Russell, Robert Peel, Queen Victoria (“The

Queen”), and others, most tipped-in or laid down, a few loose, ink

signature of Mary G. Burnett on front free endpaper, original green

morocco album, gilt, rubbed, spine working loose, g.e., oblong 4to,

1870s - 80s (c. 100 pieces). £500 - £700

*** Provenance: Mary G. Burnett, author of Mrs. Gladstone and

her Good Works, McClure’s Magazine, 1893.

50. [Coats of arms], 196pp. of outline engraved coats of arms

with pen and ink decoration (some other pp. with unused outlines),

9pp. manuscript index, in two hands, slightly browned, front free

endpaper and fly-leaf loose, original half calf, rubbed, corners

worn, upper cover detached, lacks spine, folio, watermarked 1894.

£300 - £350

fi r s t wo r l d wa r

51. Hawksley (John Plunkett Verney, DSO, Royal Field Artillery,

served in the South African and Sudan Campaigns, of Caldy Island,

Pembokeshire, buried at Becourt Military Cemetery, Becordel-

Becourt, 1880-1916) Co l l e C t i o n o f pa p e r s, relating to his time in

the South African War (1899-1902) and World War I (1914-16),

including: letters, diary of the retreat from Mons, printed maps of

the relative positions of the Austrians and Prussians and manuscript

maps of France and further afield, showing relative positions in the

Near East, Afghanistan, China and Japan, manuscripts and letters,

v.s., v.d., 1899-1902 & 1914-16 (qty). £600 - £800

*** Retreat from Mons. 26 August 1914. “Soon after daylight we

heard heavy gun fire to NE. The Germans were shelling our (4th

div) infantry who were billeted in CAUDRY. The sound reminded

me so much of Ladysmith. It was evident to my trained ears that

the enemys artillery was not being replied to & I was surprised at

the length of time it took before the order to “hook in & be ready to

move” was given out.”- JPV Hawksey.

52. Pennifold (G.A., Painter II, HMS Queen Elizabeth, RNVR,

of 325 Queens Park Road, Brighton, Sussex) [diaries], 2 vol.,

a u t o g r a p h m a n u s C r i p t, 440pp., in blue and red ink, some pen and

ink illustrations, some loose or working loose, browned, original

cloth (not uniform), worn, housed in a modern cloth box, 8vo & sm.

4to, 1914-17. £300 - £350

*** “Aug 19th Sat [1916] At Sea Action Station all day during

the forenoon W/T message to say ‘Nottingham’ was sunk 1.30pm

hammocks were taken up on Bridge for Officers protection on the

Compass Platform at 3.35 W/T message to say ‘Falmouth’ had been

torpedoed, by the time we were of [sic] the coast of Holland we

passed a lot of Dutch Trawlers about, 6.15pm a German Submarine

was spotted on Starboard 45ºº we then slewed around and went full

speed ahead the Destroyer Munster passed over the Sub: and we

followed her when we had passed great pools of oil came to the

surface so we must have hit and sunk her.”

Lot 53

53. Prowse (Charles Bertie, Major, later Brigadier-General,

DSO, Commander 11th Infantry Brigade, killed on the first day

of the Battle of the Somme, 1st July 1916, 1869-1916) [di a ry o f

t h e 1st bat ta l i o n so m e r s e t li g h t in fa n t ry], 184pp., duplicated

in carbon, slightly browned, half crushed and polished morocco,

corners bumped, edges a little rubbed, by Bumpus of Oxford, 175 x

125mm., 4th August - 16th December 1914. £600 - £800

*** Ypres. “During the afternoon Capt Jones-Mortimer and Capt.

Smith were wounded by a high explosive shell... . B Coy dug fresh

trenches during the night at the Eastern end of the line near St Yves -

During the night Germans got into a trench about 600 yds north... and

2 sections of B Coy were lent to OC Hants Regt to recapture it - The

counter attack failed with heavy casualties - At daylight this trench

was found to have been evacuated by the Germans and the line was

restored. Ch Prowse Major Cmd 1st Somerset LI Nov. 3 1914.”

Battalion diary compiled by Prowse documenting the first five

months of the war on the Western Front. The battalion fought at

the battle of the Marne and were involved in the First Battle of

Ypres and the beginning of the utter stalemate that led to the trench

systems across the Western Front. Prowse point cemetery is the only

cemetery in Ypres Salient named after an individual. The cemetery

is the site of the stand by the 1st Battalion Hampshire Regiment

and the 1st Battalion the Somerset Light Infantry in October 1914,

which featured the heroism of Major Charles Prowse.

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54. le t t e r s to an n i e fr a n C e s el g o o d o f wh i t f i e l d lo d g e, ea s t

du l w iC h gr o v e, many relating James Roger Smith, a Canadian

in the Black Watch, ?killed on the Western Front & S.B. Smith,

served in Egypt, numerous pp., postcards & envelopes (also a copy

“Memorial to the Fallen”, St. Paul’s Cathedral, 1914 & 2 copies

of “Roll of Honour”, St. Barnabas Dulwich, 1914), folds, housed

in a custom made fold over box, v.s., v.d., 1915-19 (c. 220 pieces).

£400 - £600

*** James Roger Smith’s death. “... upon all accounts my son

obtained from officers & men of the Regiment [The Black Watch];

there seemed no doubt that the poor fellow was killed when carrying

our boy out of action, the machine gun man who went to the rescue

when Smith fell, had difficulty in disengaging our boy from Smith

who he stated was dead. My son firmly believes that that was the

case, & that there is no truth in him having died in hospital. Now,

there is not one man of the platoon left who was out that day.”

Many relating to James Roger Smith, a Canadian who came back

from working in Honolulu at the beginning of the war to join up

and was shot while attempting to rescue his lieutenant. An extensive

correspondence of to Elgood from Smith and her efforts to get his

letters published.

55. Miller (G.H.O., medical officer, RAMC, fl. 1916-19) [diaries],

vol. II-XVII, a u t o g r a p h m a n u s C r i p t, numerous pp., in pencil, vol. II

original roan, rubbed, the rest morocco-backed cloth, rubbed, sm.

8vo, 1916-19 (16). £400 - £600

*** Battle of the Somme. 1 July 1916. “Got up about 8.30 Bath

About midday the convoys began coming in. I gave a hand in the

theatre giving anaesthetics &c and at intervals helped in other ways.

I was mostly in the theatre taking notes of cases anaestheticising

&c. Sunday morning July 2nd. Ghastly wounds today. I don’t mind

anything now. Theatre like a shambles. Many amputations &c. I’m

become a regular anaesthetist it seems... . Went into reception room

& helped there.” - Miller.

56. Smith (Elizabeth Maud Alice, clerk in the Women’s Army

Auxiliary Corps 1917-19, 1887-1919) ph o t o g r a p h a l b u m, 101

photographs, several pieces of ephemera (registration cards and

dance cards from Unit 1 at Wimereaux, norther France), original

boards, 1917-19; and another album and a small quantity of

loose cards etc., housed in a modern cloth box, v.s., v.d. (sm. qty).

£300 - £350

57. Warren (J.P., Section 66, O Special Compy, Royal Engineers,

fl. 1917) di a ry a n d no t e b o o k, a u t o g r a p h m a n u s C r i p t, 291pp.

excluding blanks, slightly browned, inner hinges breaking, original

blind stamped cloth, edges a little rubbed and creased, 8vo, 1917;

and 7 others, diaries (including 1 war diary) of C.H. Bradley of the

8th Battalion Lincolnshire regiment, 1917-28, housed in modern

cloth boxes, v.s., v.d. (8). £300 - £350

*** 6 September 1917. “Back about 1.30 Fritz began to strafe

heavily with gas... till about 3.30 when we opened up.” - Warren.

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58. Beardsley (Aubrey, illustrator, 1872-98).- Gray (Rev. John

Henry, author and Roman Catholic priest, 1866-1934) dr a f t o f

a l e t t e r to messrs. lo n g m a n s, gr e e n & Co., p u b l i s h e r’s, 2pp.,

4to, on writing paper of the North British Station Hotel, Edinburgh,

[1904], in reply to their letter of 20 September 1904, concerning the

publication of The Last Letters of Aubrey Beardsley, 1904, edited

by John Gray, the letter revealed to Longmans that Beardsley’s last

letters were mostly addressed to André Raffalovich, who did “not wish

his identity to transpire”. There is a reference on last line to Arthur

Symons’s monograph on Beardsley and to a forthcoming exhibition

of Beardsley’s drawings in Vienna, to Madame Strindberg’s interest

in a German translation of Beardsley’s letters and the rebuff given

her by Raffalovich, to the horrors of consumption and the power of

divine grace in Beardsley, torn in two along central fold, browned;

and a copy of the Aubrey Beardsley Exhibition at the Victoria and

Albert Museum 1966, v.s., v.d. (2). £300 - £350

*** André Raffalovich (1864-1934), writer; friend of Aubrey

Beardsley and life long companion of John Gray.

Provenance: Aubrey Beardsley Exhibition at the Victoria and Albert

Museum, 1966.

59. Hardy (Thomas, novelist and poet, 1840-1928).- al b u m,

including: au t o g r a p h po s t C a r d f r o m th o m a s ha r d y, thanking the

recipient for sending a letter, 24th January 1906, cut signatures of

Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Edward German, Arthur Bliss, Constant

Lambert, John Gielgud, Adrian Boult and letters of Hjalmar Schacht

and Sir Charles Hallé and others, and photographs (unsigned) of

Richard Strauss, Kirsten Flagstad and Sir Thomas Beecham etc., c.

100 pieces, most laid down, some loose, some album leaves loose,

some material excised, original cloth album, 4to, 1906-34 (c. 100

pieces). £300 - £400

60. James (Henry, novelist, 1843-1916) au t o g r a p h le t t e r s i g n e d

“un C l e” to h i s n e p h e w wi l l i a m Ja m e s , 4pp. & envelope (torn),

4to, Lamb House, Rye, Sussex, 15th July 1907, welcoming him to

England from Italy, “after a journey that I fear indeed must have

been beastly if you had to go through Oxford that same night”,

proposing possible days for meeting in London and going together

to Lamb House, “to great comfort & a lovely (if lonely) garden and

asking him to write, folds, slightly browned. £750 - £1,000

*** Apparently unpublished. Not in The Letters, edited by Lionel

Edel, 1974-84.

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Lot 61

61. Gloucestershire.- Gladwin (Dorothy Fane, later Fane

Ratcliffe, nurse at Cheltenham during the First World War, of

Seven Springs and Hailes House, Gloucestershire, fl. 1909-52)

al b u m, including: material relating to nursing work before and

during the First World War (at the special hospital opened in the

stands of Cheltenham race course), programmes of the Cotswold

Hunt Ball, County Pall, V.W.H. Hunt Ball, Royal Gloucestershire

Hussars Yeomanry etc., St. John Ambulance certificates, newspaper

cuttings of her marriage to Charles John Ratcliff in 1909 etc.,

signatures, ephemera, newspaper cuttings etc., laid down in a

Visitor’s album, original red morocco, gilt, g.e., 1909-52; and a

quantity of other material, including: a Laggan (Isle of Islay) Game

and Fishing Book, an extract from a 17th century Act relating to

Highways during the reign of Oliver Cromwell, a collection of

printed and manuscript scraps and printer’s waste recovered from

bindings, vol. on local authorities and a large collection of printed

pattern designs etc., v.s., v.d. (qty). £300 - £400

62. Edward VIII (King of Great Britain and Ireland and Emperor

of India, as Prince of Wales, 1894-1972) au t o g r a p h d r a f t o f a

s p e e C h g i v e n in Car d i f f a s pri n C e o f wale s a d d r e s s e d to t h e

may o r a n d Cor p o r at i o n o f Car d i f f, with autograph insertions,

deletions and revisions in ink and pencil, 6pp., sm. 4to, n.d. [1919].

£1,400 - £1,600

*** Manuscript royal speeches are rare.

Addressed to the Mayor and Corporation of Cardiff, stating that this

was his first visit to Wales since “the victorious close of hostilities”,

thanking them for conferring on him the Freedom of the City of

Cardiff and thanking the people of the country for their part in the

war effort, “... No Welsh man or woman failed to play their part

nobly & I am convinced that the splendid Welsh spirit... has done

so much to carry us thro. the last 4Ω critical years to a victorious

peace”, and expressing his twin cares are now the welfare of exservicemen

and improving housing conditions.

63. Hardy (Thomas, novelist and poet, 1860-1928) ty p e d no t e

s i g n e d to ge o f f r e y le pa g e, 1p., oblong 8vo, Max Gate, Dorchester,

28th September 1923, refusing an invitation to judge a magazine

prize for young writers, “it is quite beyond my physical powers

nowadays to read and estimate the respective merits of any pieces

of modern fiction by young writers”, folds, slightly browned.

£300 - £350

64. Politicians etc.- Co l l e C t i o n, including: George VI (signed

“Albert”), President William McKinley (signed military commission),

Herbert Hoover, Franklin J. Roosevelt, Rosa F. Kennedy (wife of

Joseph Kennedy), Ralph Pulitzer, James Guthrie Harbord, Dwight D.

Eisenhower, Namie Doud Eisenhower, Lady Bird Johnson (signed

photograph), Jonas Salk, Jimmy Carter, together c. 30 autographied

pieces, A.L.s.s, T.Ls.s. & signed photographs, v.s., v.d., 20th century

(c. 30 pieces). £400 - £600

Lot 65

65. Crowley (Aleister, author and occultist, 1875-1947) pa rt

o f a r o u g h d r a f t o f a p o e m, a u t o g r a p h m a n u s C r i p t s i g n e d, “Our

consciousnes depends; Arteries-sclerosis!” [first and last lines],

c. 30 lines, numbered verses divided into sections II2 - V, 2pp., in

pencil, some revisions, additional section at the end heavily scored

through, written on a half-title: “The Mother’s Tragedy”, the title of

one of Crowley’s verse dramas, folds, browned, 8vo, n.d. [?1920s].

£300 - £400

66. Driberg (T.E.N., “Tom”, Baron Bradwell, journalist and

politician, 1905-76) Co l l e C t i o n o f m a n u s C r i p t s a n d e p h e m e r a,

including, diaries, business papers, others relating to his ownership

of Bradwell Lodge, income tax etc., cookery recipe books,

old passports, books (some signed, some prize), photographs,

programmes etc., numerous pp., v.s., v.d. 20th century (qty).

£300 - £350

67. Girl Guides.- da f f o d i l pat r o l lo g bo o k - 5t h le y t o n Co:,

2 vol., manuscript, in several hands, numerous pp., pen and ink

illustrations, 1f. at end torn, slightly browned, inner hinges splitting,

paper covered boards, rubbed, sm. 4to, 1934-36. £200 - £300

68. Morris (C.J., “John”, CBE, Captain, army officer, participant

in two Everest expeditions, adviser to the Japanese Department

of Foreign Affairs, lecturer at Keio University Tokyo, head of

the Far Eastern Service of the BBC and Controller of the Third

Programme (later Radio 3), 1895-1980) ar C h i v e, including:

diaries, typed journals/biography, phptographs, letters, Cambridge

University Diploma & Master’s degree, 2 books (one inscribed

to Morris) etc., manuscripts etc., various bindings and loose, all

housed in a small metal chest, v.s., v.d., 1936-76 (qty). £300 - £400

*** With references to E.M. Forster (“Morgan”), William Plomer,

James Joyce, Guy Chapman, Stephen Spender, Dylan Thomas etc.

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69. Milne (A.A., author of children’s books and playwright, 1872-

1956) au t o g r a p h le t t e r s i g n e d “al a n” to h i s n e p h e w an t h o n y

ke n n e t h mi l n e, 2pp., 8vo, Chelsea, 19th October 1940, pa rt ly

a b o u t h i s s o n Ch r i s t o p h e r ro b i n, u s i n g h i s n i C k n a m e “mo o n”,

informing him in a playful tone about “[Billy] Moon’s [Christopher

Robin’s] progress in the army, “he is not yet Sapper-Carpenter

6146464 Acting L’Cpl (unpaid) C.R. Milne, but is still hoping to

be quite soon. But, of course if there are 6146462 Lance-Corporals

already in the army, he may not be wanted,” and congratulating him

on his own promotion and the bombing of London, “a bomb has

just dropped. The Luftwaffe never ceases to watch over us, day and

night...”, fold. £1,500 - £1,800

*** Letters on the market by Milne very rarely mention Christopher

Robin, nor do they use his nickname [Billy] Moon.

70. RAF.- Barratt (AC2 & LAC, RAF, fl. 1942) [no t e s], autograph

manuscript, together 140pp., pencil illustrations, some pp. loose,

browned, original wrappers, slightly rubbed, 1942; and another,

v.s., v.d. (3). £300 - £350

*** Includes: “Depth Charge Pistol Tests”; “The English

Micrometer”; “F.N. Turret Notes”; “Velocity of Bullet”; Depth

Charge Pistol Tests” etc.

71. Writers, Actors & Producers.- Co l l e C t i o n, including:

Thornton Wilder (“Your old Thornton”), Edwin Markham, Edward

G. Robinson, Jackie Coogan, Frank Capra, Louis B. Mayer, David

O. Selznick, Jack L. Warner (of Warner Bros.), 12 A.Ls.s. or T.L.s.,

1 signed printed poem by Markham and 1 printed pamphlet, “Those

Who Write Them and Those Who Collect Them”, Black Archer

Press, 1936, v.s., v.d. (14). £300 - £350

72. Sitwell (Dame Edith, poet and critic, 1887-1964) au t o g r a p h

le t t e r s i g n e d to mr wi l l i a m s, e d i t o r o f th e CritiC, 2pp., 4to,

Renishaw Hall, Renishaw, near Sheffield, 18th October 1947,

quoting Leavis’s celebrated aphorism that she belong[s] to the

history of publicity rather than of poetry, mentioning Dylan Thomas,

Day Lewis, Stephen Spender, John Lehmann and Geoffrey Grigson,

while complaining about his treatment of her, and informing

him that she has brought his conduct to the notice of the Society

of Authors, small spindle hole in upper left-hand margin, fold.

£300 - £400

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73. Philip (Prince, Duke of Edinburgh, b. 1921) 4 au t o g r a p h

le t t e r s s i g n e d to fr a n k Ca r r, di r e C to r o f t h e nat i o n a l

maritime mu s e u m, 8pp. & envelopes, 8vo, Buckingham Palace

& Sandringham, Norfolk, 19th December 1952 - 11th July 1955,

thanking him for a paperknife fashioned from the timber of the

Cutty Sark and saying how pleased he is that it is now safely in dry

dock etc., folds; and a quantity of other correspondence to Carr and

others, including, a Christmas card, ?autopen “Philip” and 3 letters

and a Christmas card from Lord Mountbatten of Burma, Christmas

card from Queen Mary and an invitation to and Order of Service at

her funeral etc., v.s., v.d. (qty). £300 - £400

74. Walsingham.- Dickinson (John Compton, priest, academic

and chaplain of Pembroke College, Cambridge, author of “The

Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham”, 1956, fl. c. 1912-88)

wa l s i n g h a m, autograph manuscript notes, 93pp., reverse entries,

1p. partially torn away, original cloth-backed boards, [c. 1956];

and 8 others, including, a stamp album, notes on the Belgian Army,

Uniform List of Wages for the Amalgamated Society of Journeyman

Cloggers, 1919 etc., v.s., v.d. (9). £300 - £350

Lot 75

75. Supermilers.- 30 ye a r s o f t h e su p e r m i l e r s, 11 signatures,

comprising: sir ro g e r ba n n i s t e r, John Landy, Derek Ibbotson,

Herb Elliott, Peter Snell, Michel Jazy, Jim Ryun, Filbert bayi, John

Walker, Steve Ovett, Sebastian Coe, poster with 11 signatures,

on card, 330 x 230mm., 1984; and a copy of the videotape of the

programme, v.s., v.d. (2). £300 - £400

*** Provenance: “This collection of autographs was put together

during the filming of a documentary for Channel 4 called

‘Supermilers’. This programme was made in the 80’s by a company

called Worldmark Productions and was produced by Drummond

Challis and directed by Tony Maylam.” - David Wooster.

76. Crick (Francis, scientist co-discoverer of the double helix

structure of DNA and Nobel Prize winner, 1916-2004) au t o g r a p h

le t t e r s i g n e d to la r ry p. ba C h m a n n, 2pp., sm. 4to, La Jolla,

California, 26th April 1999, commenting on an enclosure about

Larry’s wife Bettina, mentioning his friend Bradley Smith, “had

6Ω wives”, his wife’s cataract operation and the fact of his own 50

year old second marriage, and reporting that he does not go to the

cinema preferring videotapes which results in him not being up to

date, fold. £300 - £400

*** Larry Bachmann (1911-2004), screenwriter, producer and head

of MGM Europe; son of Paramount film executive and agent J.G.

Bachmann.

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❦ CONTINENTAL LITERATURE AND HISTORy

77. Natalibus (Petrus de) Cata l o g u s s a n C t o r u m e t g e s t o r u m

e o r u m, first e d i t i o n, double column, 331 ff. (of 332, lacking final

blank), 57 lines and headline, Roman type, a1 in red and black,

woodcut decorative initials, woodcut printer’s device to foot of

R8 verso, 17th century ink ownership inscription to a1 and front

pastedown, occasional early ink marginalia, some water-staining

and foxing, mostly marginal, but encroaching within text on sigs.

d&e and a few other ff. (mostly light), c4 upper corner repaired,

not affecting text, 16th century vellum over wooden boards, metals

clasps, hole near head of spine, stained and marked, [BMC VII,

1047; Goff N-6; Hain 11676], folio, [Vicenza], [Henricus de Sancto

Ursio], [12th December, 1493]. £2,500 - £3,500

*** The scarce first edition of this lives of the saints.

Provenance: Jo. Urbanus Schlapp, 1688; Tobias Petrus Orttner,

1671 (ink ownership inscriptions).

78. Early Printed leaves & cuttings.- Co l l e C t i o n, including: a

leaf from Francesco Colonna’s Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, ?1545;

a leaf from Hartmann Schedel’s Nuremberg Chronicle, 1497; and

several other incunable ff., among them two with woodcuts, and

partial ff. from a legal text retrieved from a binding; also a group

of early printed title pages, printers’ marks etc., and folio woodcut

ff. in Dutch; two conjoint ff. with Crucifixion scene and musical

notation, 16th cent; and a 19th cent. Italian printed commemorative

text for a visit to North Italy by the Austro-Hungarian emperor,

some browned, some edges chipped, v.s., v.d., (c. 150 pieces).

£300 - £400

Lot 77 Lot 79

79. Eusebius eC C l e s i a s t i C a historia...e t eC C l e s i a s t i C a historia

ge n t i s an g l o r u m ve n e r a b i l i s be d a e, 2 parts in one, 160 ff., double

column, 50 lines, Gothic type, title decorated in red, initials supplied

in red, one in blue, small tears to title, 2 repaired, marginal holes

to next 2 ff., small holes to margin of last 4 ff., heavy brown stain to

2nd & 5th ff., lighter stain to last few ff., little syaining & marking

elsewhere, early, mostly obliterated, ownership note on title, early

marginalia to Table, at head of Bede, and occasionally elsewhere,

scoring, vellum strip with ownership inscription, and bookplate, on

front paste-down, contemporary calf over wooden boards, covers

decorated in blind, with roll-tooled border of flowers and birds,

and central panel, brass corner and centre-pieces, and remains

of clasps, vellum title-lable on front cover, rebacked, spine blindstamped,

gilt-lettered, small gilt arms at head, [BMC I 162; Goff

E-129; Hain 6714], folio, Strassburg, [Georg Husner], 1500.

£1,200 - £1,500

*** Two major early works on ecclesiastical history.

Provenance: ‘pertinet ad biblioth[ec]am hospitalis’ (vellum strip

on paste-down); Sir Charles Anderson, Lea Library, Lincolnshire

(bookplate).

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80. Martialis (Marcus Valerius) ep i g r a m m ata, woodcut printer’s

device to title and verso of colophon f., capital spaces with guideletters,

occasional light marginal foxing, a few very small marginal

stains, attractive 17th century English speckled polished calf, gilt,

small chip to head of spine, [Adams M694; EDIT 16 CNCE 37562],

a very good copy of a scarce edition, 8vo, [Venice], [in aedibus Aldi

et Andreae Soceri], 1517. £800 - £1,200

Lot 81

81. Musaeus. op u l u s C u m d e he r o n e & le a n d r o [g r a e C e], italic

type, mostly Greek, woodcut printer’s device to title and verso

of final f., 2 three quarter-page woodcut illustrations depicting

Leander crossing the Hellespont to spend the night with Hero and

Hero casting herself from her tower when seeing her lover dead on

the beach at dawn, capital spaces with guide-letters, contemporary

Greek marginalia to head of a8, b8 lower corner with some fraying,

occasional spotting, unusual patterned paste-paper endpapers, 18th

century mottled sheep, richly gilt spine in compartments and with a

red morocco label, small repair to head of spine, rubbed, [Adams

M1991; Ahmanson-Murphy 159; Renouard 81:8; EDIT 16 CNCE

37563], 8vo, [Venice], [In Aedibus Aldi et Andreae Soceri], 1517.

£2,500 - £3,500

*** A very good copy of the attractively printed first post-incunable

edition of Musaeus.

Provenance: T.Kimball Brooker (bookplate).

Lot 82

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82. Cicero (Marcus Tullius) m.tu l i i Ci C e r o n i s fa m i l i a r e s

ep i s t o l a e, title in red and black and within an ornate floral and

foliage woodcut border, woodcut illustrations and decorative

initials, some early ink marginalia and inter-linear notes in red ink,

extensive on certain ff., lacking 2K1 and final blank, some worming

and staining, modern calf-backed marbled boards, [Adams C1943;

EDIT 16 CNCE 12209], a scarce and attractive edition, folio,

[Venice], [per Georgium de Rusconibus Mediolanensem], 1519.

£300 - £400

Lot 83

83. bi b l e, Hebrew.[ne v i m ri s h o n i m ve’aC h r o n i m], vol 2, only

(of 2), 2 parts in 1, blank f. 58 and 10 present, several woodcut

book-titles, little staining and marking, early manuscript Latin

identifications of book-titles in margin, occasional Hebrew

marginalia, cancelled bookplate on front pastedown, blind stamp on

last f., transcription and typed translation of colophon pasted in after

text, nineteenth-century decorated vellum, edges gilt and gauffered,

4to, [Adams B1218, cf. D&M 5084], Venice, Daniel Bomberg, 1521.

£800 - £1,200

*** Third edition, and second 4to edition, of the Biblia Rabbinica.

This vol.contains the Latter Prophets and Hagiographica.

Provenance: Auburn Seminary Library bookplate.

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Lot 84

84. Menot (Michel) se r m o n e s Qu a d r a g e s i m a l e s...C u m aliis t r a C t,

2 parts, ? only, of 3, in 1, title in red and black, with device, criblé

initials, little marking, early marginalia, note on free endpaper,

bookplate, blind stamp on rear fly-leaf, later mottled calf, spine gilt,

little rubbed, joint cracked, [Not in Adams], 8vo, [Paris], Jehan

Petit, n.d. [c. 1525]. £300 - £400

*** Scarce edition of sermons, &c. by a popular Franciscan

preacher, ‘remarkable for their vigour, and the range of anecdotes

and fables they contain as exempla’ (Oxford Companion to French

Literature). The contents of this edition seem to vary; the one in the

Bibliothèque Nationale. Also contains an Epistolarum ...expositio.

Lot 85

85. Claudianus (Claudius) op e r a, first a n d o n ly al d i n e e d i t i o n,

woodcut anchor device to title and verso of final f., capital spaces

with guide-letters, internally crisp and clean, attractive 18th century

red panelled morocco, richly gilt, spine in compartments with crown

and floral tools and a black morocco label, covers with wide gilt

panels of filets and floral and foliage corner-pieces, spine slightly

faded and with a small chip at head, 2 small shelf labels at spine

ends, g.e., [Adams C2073; Ahmanson-Murphy 218; Renouard 96:1;

EDIT 16 CNCE 12668], The Macclesfield copy with North Library

bookplate to front pastedown and unobtrusive blind-stamp to first

couple of ff., 8vo, [Venice], [in aedibus Aldi et Andreae Asulani

Soceri], [1523]. £1,600 - £1,800

*** The sumptuous Macclesfield copy of works by Claudian, court

poet to the Emperor Honorius.

86. Postillae.- po s t i l l e ma i o r e s to t i u s an n i, title in red and

black in woodcut border, large woodcut of the Crucifixion facing

beginning of text, smaller woodcut and initials throughout, device

at end, some worming, mostly marginal, but also a little affecting

text, fore-edge margins of Bb3&4 defective, first and last few ff.

stained & margins frayed, marking elsewhere, early name at head

of title, blind stamp on rear free endpaper, contemporary calf over

wooden boards, covers decorated in blind, with central panel and

rolls including letters, fleurs-de-lis, shield, &c., worn and repaired,

clasps missing, new endpapers, [Adams P2043], 4to, Lyons, Gilbert

de Villiers, 1525. £400 - £600

Lot 87

87. Martial de Paris, dit d’Auvergne. s’e n s u y v e[n]t l e s C i n Q u a n t e

[e t] u n g a r r e s t z d o[n]n e s a u g r a[n]t C o[n]s e i l d a m o u r s a l

e n C o n t r e d e p l u s i e u r s pa rt i e s, title with 2 large woodcut vignettes,

woodcut decorated initials, lacking C3, title torn at upper corner

with loss of text, water-stained, a few small marginal repairs, 20th

century speckled boards, [not in Adams], small 4to, Lyon, Olivier

Arnoulet, 1527. £300 - £400

*** A rare edition in any condition of this satire on courtly love. Les

arrêts d’amour is the best-known of all this lawyer-poet’s works. It

takes the form of 51 cases heard before a ‘Cour d’amour’.

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Lot 88

88. Xenophon. de l l a vi ta d i Cy r o, re d e pe r s i, italic type, capital

spaces with guide-letters, title lightly soiled and nicked, a little

water-staining to preliminaries and lower margin towards end,

occasional spotting, late 18th / early 19th century red straight-grain

morocco, richly gilt spine in compartments with black morocco gilt

labels, spine faded, lower edge of upper cover scuffed, inner gilt

dentelles, [Adams X35; EDIT 16 CNCE 48346], 8vo, [Toscalano],

[1527]. £300 - £400

*** This charming little edition is scarce at auction. We can trace

only two other copies (including the Walton copy sold in these

rooms 14th May, 2009).

Lot 89

89. Breviary.- br e v i a r i u m s e C u n d a m...eC C l e s i e parisiensis

Co n s u e t u d i n e m, devices on title and at end, printed in red and

black, double column, occasional notes, note with music on rear

fly-leaf, modern vellum, edges gilt and gauffered, 8vo, Paris, vidua

Thielmani Kerver, 1544 (1545 at end). £400 - £600

Lot 90

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90. Melanchthon (Philipp) lo C i pr æ C i p u i th e o l o g i C i, title with

woodcut portrait of the author, woodcut initials, lightly browned,

some water-staining at head, blind-stamped armorial vellum dated

1606, split at head of spine, upper corner of lower cover extensively

worn, others a little worn, soiled, [Adams M1180], Wittenberg, typis

M. Simonis Gronenbergii, 1545; and 2 others, 16th century German

imprints, including a defective copy of Ebero’s Brevis Historia

Populi Iudaici in an attractive contemporary blind-stamped vellum

binding, v.s (3) £300 - £400

Lot 91

91. Aretino (Leonardo) la g u e r r a d e gh o t i. f at t a in v u l g a r e d a

m. lo d o v i C o pe t r o n i C ava l i e r s e n e s e, title with woodcut printer’s

device, woodcut initials, little closely trimmed at head, modern calfbacked

marbled boards, [Not in Adams], Venice, Gabriel Giolito

de Ferrari, 1548 § Rao (Cesare) Invettive Orationi et Discorsi,

title with large woodcut printer’s device, woodcut initials, some

water-staining, mostly marginal, contemporary limp vellum [Not in

Adams], Venice, Damiano Zenaro, 1592; and another, Porcacchi,

1576, v.s. (3) £300 - £400

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Lot 92

92. Aristotle. te C h n e s r h e t o r i k e s b i b l a t r i a [g r a e C e]...d e art e

di C e n d i l i b r i t r e s. Greek text, final blank f. present, penultimate

f., part of a list of authors cited, severely cut down, but apparently

textually complete, name obliterated from title, some early notes and

scorring, title markedcontemporary calf, decorated in blind, covers

with central ornament and initials R B, ruled border, worn, spine

damaged, large fragments of a f. from a medieval manuscript and

others from early printed books used in binding and as fly-leaves,

[Adams A-1943], Paris, apud Vascosanum, 1549 ; Problematum

Aristotelis Sectiones...Problematum Alexandri Aphrodisiei libri

duo, Theoforo Gaza interprete, device on title, lacks N1 & 8, the last

? blank, early notes on title, some in red, title soiled and with stamp,

little marked, nineteenth-century boards, worn, Lyons, Paulus

Mirallietus, 1551, 8vo (2) £300 - £400

*** The first work is without the Latin translation by Hermolaus

Barbarus called for on the title, but collates as Adams.

Lot 93

93. Manutius (Paulus) in e p i s t o l a s Ci C e r o n i s a d at t i C u m...

C o m m e n ta r i u s, title with woodcut printer’s device, capital spaces

with guide-letters, some marginal water-staining at start, ocasional

spotting, contemporary limp vellum, lacking ties, upper hinge

broken, but holding firm, some spotting, [Adams M459; Ahmanson-

Murphy 446; Renouard 157:11], 8vo, Venice, [apud Paulum

Manutium, Aldi Filium], 1553. £300 - £400

*** A good copy of the revised and expanded edition of Manutius’

celebrated commentary on the 16 books of Cicero’s letters to his

closest friend T. Pomponius Atticus and the starting point of all

modern editions of the text.

Lot 94

94. Bible, Latin. li b e r ps a l m o r u m dav i d i s, 2 parts in 1, titles with

woodcut printer’s devices, first title lightly browned, occasional

staining, 18th century calf, gilt, spine in compartments with brown

label, upper joint starting, but holding firm, spine faded, rubbed,

[Adams B1425; Renouard 66:4], the Macclesfield copy with North

Library bookplate, unobtrusive blind-stamp to first few ff. and 2

small shelf labels, 8vo, Paris, Robert Estienne, 1546. £500 - £700

*** A scarce edition of the Psalms.

Lot 95

95. Macrobius (Ambrosius Theodosius) in so m n i u m sCipionis

lib. ii. sat u r n a l i o r u m, lib.vii, woodcut printer’s device to title,

woodcut half-page w o r l d m a p , astronomical diagrams and initials,

a few ff. with small area of water-staining in lower margin, a few

spots, attractive 18th century mottled calf, richly gilt spine in

compartments and with red morocco label, small paper label within

1 compartment, [Adams M68], 8vo, Lyon, Sebastian Gryphius,

1556. £400 - £600

*** The world map is important in that it shows a symmetry, in

land and climate, between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

Europe, Africa and Asia are shown in the upper hemisphere, with a

vast southern continent (Antipodum Nobis Incognita) in the lower

hemisphere. They are separated by an intervening great ocean

(Alveus Oceani). His view of a large southern land mass was an

early and important part of the long tradition of unknown south

lands t h at i n f l u e n C e d paCifiC e x p l o r at i o n a n d C h a rt i n g.

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Lot 96

96. Plato. op e r a om n i a, text mostly in Greek, title in Greek and

Latin and with woodcut printer’s device, woodcut historiated

intials, 2 ink stamps to title, occasional small area of water-staining

at head, [Adams P1438], Basel, apud henrichum Petri, 1556 b o u n d

w i t h Athenaeus. Dipnosophistarum Lib. XV, second Greek edition,

woodcut printer’s device to title and larger variant to verso of final

f., woodcut historiated intials, [Adams A2097], Basel, apud Ioannem

Valderum, 1535, worm hole (sometimes a few) to lower margins,

contemporary vellum-backed blind-tooled calf over boards, lower

cover worn, lacking ties, rubbed and scuffed, folio £1,200 - £1,400

*** Two fine examples of Greek printing. The second work is a

collection of dinner conversations, in which we learn a great deal

about the food and drink of the Ancients.

Lot 97

97. Beards.- Valeriano (Giovanni Pierio) pr o sC a r e d o t u m ba r b i s,

title with woodcut printer’s device, woodcut initial, lightly browned,

occasional spotting, 18th century calf, later gilt to spine, this rather

worn away, rubbed, [Not in Adams], 8vo, Paris, Andreas Wechel,

1558. £300 - £400

*** A scarce witty defence of the growing of beards by ecclesiastical

dignitaries.

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98. Comines (Philippe de, Seigneur d’Argenton) le s me m o i r e s,

translated by Denis Sauvage de Fontenailles en Brie, title with

woodcut printer’s device, attractive woodcut criblé decorated

initials, lacking Y6 (supplied in handsome later ms.), some waterstaining,

heavier to preliminaries, occasional spotting, 17th century

calf, rebacked, presrving original richly gilt backstrip with slight

loss at head, corners repaired, [Not in Adams], folio, Lyon, Ian de

Tournes, 1559. £300 - £400

*** Provenance: Charles Whibley (1859-1930) literary journalist

and author; Paul Howard Beves (bookplates).

Lot 99

99. Raviglio Rosso (Giulio) i suCCessi d’in g h i lt e r r a d o p o l a m o r t e

d i od o va r d o sesto, title with woodcut printer’s device, woodcut

historiated initials, lacking final blank ?and a colophon f., repairs

to title and lower margins of first few ff., occasional spotting or

light foxing, some finger-marking, 19th century calf-backed

marbled boards, gilt spine in compartments, rubbed, [Adams R818;

EDIT 16 CNCE 47563], Ferrara, Francesco di Rossi da Valenza,

1560 § Boccaccio (Giovanni) Ameto Over Comedia delle Nimphe

Fiorentine, title within an attractive woodcut border, verso of final f.

with woodcut printer’s device, with final blank, occasional staining

(mostly marginal), some, mostly marginal, foxing, contemporary

vellum, [Adams B2126; EDIT 16 CNCE 6260], [Venice], [Nicolo

Zopino], 1524, 8vo (2) £300 - £400

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100. Galenus (Claudius) om n i a, Qu a e ex ta n t, in lat i n u m se r m o n e m

Co n v e r s a, 11 vol. in 4, edited by Conrad Gesner, t h e C o p y o f t h e

17t h C e n t u ry p h y s i C i a n ro b e rt gr ay w i t h h i s m a r g i n a l i a, general

title within an ornate woodcut historiated border, other titles with

woodcut printer’s devices, 6 parts with colophon f. with woodcut

printer’s device, the others with woodcut printer’s device to verso

of final text f., woodcut illustrations, diagrams, initials and headpieces,

occasional ink marginalia of Robert Gray, index vol. with

blank l6, part 10 misbound after preliminaries (but complete), vol.1

lacking final f. (presumably a colophon f.), index vol. lacking 1 leaf

(i4), water-staining to start of vol.2, a few small stains, occasional

light soiling, lightly browned, antique style blind-stamped calf,

spines in compartments, each with double gilt leather labels,

[Adams G39; Durling 1757], folio, Basel, Hieronymus Froben &

Nicolaus Episcopius, [1561] - 1562. £1,800 - £2,200

*** An attractive edition with an interesting medical provenance.

Provenance: Robert Gray was a doctor in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

and became an Honorary Fellow of the College of Physicians in

December, 1684. The College was required by the House of Lords

to give in a list of their numbers those who were ‘Papists, reputed

Papists, or criminals’. In the return dated 1st July, 1689 Dr Gray’s

name appears under the heading of ‘criminals or reputed criminals’.

The title to each volume bears his ink inscription; ‘George D.

Gibb M.D. M.A., July 23rd, 1863’ (ink inscription to first f. of

preliminaries of all vol.).

Lot 100

101. Binding.- Politanus (Angelus) alt e r to m u s op e r u m an g e l i

po l i ta n i, 2 vol. in 1, woodcut printer’s device to titles and verso

of otherwise blank final f., woodcut historiated initials, occasional

early ink marginalia, some spotting and staining, attractive

contemporary black panelled calf, spine in compartments, covers

with wide blind-tooled borders, short split to lower joint at head

with minor loss, corners worn, lacking ties, rubbed, [Adams

P1764], Lyon, Sebastian Gryphius, 1533 § Manutius (Aldus, the

elder) Lettere Volgari di Diversi Nobilissimi Huomini, part 2 only

(of 3), title with woodcut Aldine device, capital space with guideletter,

first 4 ff. lightly browned, occasional spotting or light foxing,

contemporary limp vellum, [Adams L591], Venice, Aldus, 1564 §

Virgilius Maro (Publius) Opera, half-title, fine engraved additional

pictorial title, head-pieces and initials, final f. with large engraved

ornament otherwise blank, occasional spotting, contemporary calf,

gilt, upper cover detached, lower joint split, spine ends and corners

worn, rubbed, Paris, Typographia Regia, 1641 § Horatius Flaccus

(Quintus) [Poemata], title with woodcut printer’s device, woodcut

initials, small repair to head of title, first 2 ff. lightly water-stained,

some spotting, contemporary calf, richly gilt spine in compartments

and and with a red morocco label, corners worn, rubbed, Paris,

ex Typographia Rob. Stephani, 1613; and 3 others, Continental,

including a defective 1st edition of Charles Estienne’s Praedium

Rusticum, v.s. (7). sold not subject to return £250 - £350

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Lot 102

102. Law.- Tiraquellus (Andreas) Co m m e n ta r i i de no b i l i tat e

e t iu r e pr i m i g e n i o r u m, title within ornate woodcut architectural

border and with small woodcut portrait verso, woodcut historiated

initials, title trimmed, just touching image, browning and some

foxing, worm traces to upper margins, some water-staining to index,

modern vellum, [not in Adams], folio, Guillaume Rouille, 1566.

£200 - £300

*** André Tiraqueau’s legal works are of great importance in

the development of the French judicial system. He was an active

member of the Cénacle de Fontenay-le-Comte, a salon of fellow

lawyers, writers, doctors, philosophers and historians, which

included François Rabelais, Guillaume Budé and Pierre Lamy

among its ranks. Rabelais’ Tiers Livre was greatly influenced by

Tiraqueau’s De Legibus.

Lot 103

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103. Pasquier (Etienne) le mo n o p h i l e, av e C Q ’ Q u e l Q u e s a u t r e s

e u v r e s d’a m o u r…, pa u l el u a r d’s C o p y, with his bookplate by Max

Ernst, woodcut printer’s device to title, initials and head-piece,

worm trace to sig.N, mostly marginal, but just touching part of the

odd letter, 17th century armorial calf, gilt spine in compartments,

spine repaired, corners a little worn, rubbed, [Not in Adams; cf.

Brunet IV, p. 406 (noting that the first edition of this work is ‘fort

rare’)], 8vo, Paris, pour Robert le Mangnier, 1566. £1,000 - £1,500

*** A rare edition of this romantic work with an excellent

provenance. Paul Eluard (1895-1952), poet and one of the founders

of the surrealist movement. The work is a collection of fables, songs,

love letters, stories and dialogues written in honour of the woman

Pasquier was in love with, to whom it is dedicated.

Lot 104

104. Law.- Hotomanus (Franciscus, editor).- Justinian I,

Emperor. Co m m e n ta r i u s in Qu at u o r li b r o s in s t i t u t i o n u m iu r i s

Civilis, second edition, woodcut printer’s device to title, woodcut

historiated initials, some water-staining (to varying degrees) to

upper and lower margins, contemporary limp vellum, yapp edges,

soiled, [Adams J643], folio, Lyon, apud Antonium Gryphium,

1567. £300 - £400

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105. Ruscelli (Girolamo) pr e C e t t i d e l l a militia mo d e r n a, ta n t o

p e r ma r e, Q u a n t o p e r te r r a, second printing (identical to the first),

woodcut printer’s device to title, woodcut illustrations (some fullpage)

and initials, sig.G misbound, 2 ink signatures of Thomas

Knyvett to title, engraved South Library Macclesfield bookplate,

contemporary panelled English calf for Thomas Knyvett, gilt spine

in compartments and with orange leather label, covers double ruled

in blind to a panel design with central silver fleuron and fleurs-delis

corner-pieces, joints splitting, but holding firm, rubbed, [Cockle

663; Mortimer, Italian, 450 (first printing); EDIT 16 CNCE 30248],

4to, Venice, Heredi di Marchio Sessa, 1572. £1,400 - £1,600

*** The Thomas Knyvett-Macclesfield copy of this scarce work on

fireworks and artillery. Thomas Knyvett of Ashwellthorpe (c.1539-

1618), was a noted sixteenth-century book collector, whose personal

library is largely preserved at Cambridge University Library having

passed through the hands of John Moore, Bishop of Ely and later

King George I when he bought Moore’s library en bloc.

Lot 106

Lot 105

106. Regnier de la Planche (Louis) la le g e n d e d e Ch a r l e s ,

Ca r d i n a l d e lo r r a i n e, & d e s e s fr e r e s, d e l a m a i s o n d e gu i s e, first

e d i t i o n, with blanks 7&8 and P8, upper corners of P2&3 torn,

just touching 1 page number with very minor loss, water-stained,

19th century polished calf, gilt spine in compartments and with a

red morocco label, lower cover heavily scuffed (through leather

to boards in 2 small areas), foot of spine chipped, lower joints

worn, rubbed, [Adams R312], 8vo, Reims, Jaques Martin, 1576.

£250 - £350

*** Rare. We can trace no copies at auction. Charles was protector

of Rabelais and Ronsard and founder of the University of Reims.

Lot 107

107. Zosimus, Panopolitanus. hi s t o r i a e no va e li b r i vi, first

e d i t i o n, title with large woodcut printer’s device, woodcut initials,

variant printer’s device to verso of final f., title with ink bookseller’s

stamp, final f. with repaired tear (loss of a few letters) and frayed

and creased at edges, foxed, some water-staining to lower corners,

modern calf-backed marbled boards, [Adams Z188], Basel, ex

officina Petri Pernae, [1576] § New World.- Panciroli (Guido)

Rerum Memorabilium libri duo, quorum prior Deperditarum,

posterior noviter Inventarum est, 2 vol., mixed edition, vol.1 second

edition, vol.2 third edition, vol.2 title little torn with loss of a few

letters and mounted, last few ff. frayed, some staining and marking,

modern calf, Hamburg, Michael Forster, 1607-1612; and 2 others,

Continental, including a 17th century pamphlet on Kisses, v.s. (6)

*** The first mentioned is a rare work by this pagan Byzantine

historian on the emperors of Rome and their reigns. £300 - £400

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Lot 108

108. Porta (Francesco) la v i s i o n e d i m. fr a n C e s C o po rta. da

Ca s t e l nu o u o d e l l a Ca r fa g n a n a, italic type, title and final f. with

woodcut printer’s device, charming woodcut vignette to head of A5,

woodcut initials and head-pieces, occasional light marginal foxing,

[Not in Adams; EDIT 16 CNCE 28909], 8vo, Florence, Giorgio

Marescotti, 1578. £300 - £400

*** A scarce edition of this attractively produced poetical work.

Lot 109

109. Rosinus (Joannes) ro m a n a r u m an t i Q u i tat u m li b r i de C e m,

sir he n ry sp e l m a n’s C o p y, with his ink signature to head of title,

woodcut printer’s device to title and a variant to verso of final f.,

2 woodcut double-page plans, woodcut illustrations and initials,

water-stained, small wormholes (later a trace) to head of sigs.r-z,

contemporary calf, sympathetically rebacked, corners worn, rubbed,

housed in a later rather rustic leather case, [Adams R798], 4to,

Basel, Petrus Perna for Conrad Waldkirch, 1583. £300 - £400

*** A scarce work with an excellent provenance. Sir Henry Spelman

(1563-1641), antiquary, historian and author of archaeological and

legal works.

Lot 110

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110. Camilli (Camillo) imprese i l l u s t r i d i d i v e r s i C o i d i s C o r s i, 3

parts in 1, first e d i t i o n, 3 fine engraved pictorial titles within ornate

architectural borders, 108 engraved emblematic devices within

elegant borders by Girolamo Porro, woodcut initials and tail-pieces,

with final blank in part 2, light water-stain to foot of first title, a few

finger-marks, 17th century mottled calf, gilt spine in compartments

and with brown leather label, joints starting, but holding firm, some

worming, rubbed and scuffed, [Landwehr, Romanic, 202; Praz, p.

296; Mortimer, Italian, 99; Cicognara 1870; EDIT 16 CNCE 8702],

4to, Venice, Francesco Ziletti, 1586. £800 - £1,200

*** Camilli, in this work dedicated to Ferdinando de’ Medici,

provides the device and motto of the most illustrious families of

Italy. In addition to his lines of verse to accompany each emblem he

provides an interpretive commentary of the allegorical symbolism

and historical significance embedded in the image.

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Lot 111

111. Aristotle.- Zabarella (Giacomo) de re b u s nat u r a l i b u s li b r i

xxx, title with large woodcut arms and portrait of Pope Sixtus V

verso, woodcut historiated and decorative initials, lacking initial

and final blanks, some water-staining, a few ff. with minor marginal

worm traces, contemporary limp vellum, spine repaired with loss

at ends, some staining, [Not in Adams; EDIT 16 CNCE 30836],

folio, Venice, apud Paulum Meietum Bibliopolam Patauinum, 1590.

£2,000 - £3,000

*** Zabarella on natural philosophy. Rare at auction. He is considered

the prime representative of Aristotelianism in Renaissance Italy.

Lot 112

112. Camerarius (Joachim) sy m b o l o r u m & em b l e m at u m ex re

he r b a r i a de s u m t o r u m Ce n t u r i a un a Co l e C ta, 4 parts in 1 vol.,

first C o l l e C t e d e d i t i o n, each part with a fine engraved pictorial

title, 400 fine engraved circular emblems, e x t r a-i l l u s t r at e d b y

t h e i n C l u s i o n o f 3 17t h C e n t u ry m o u n t e d o r i g i n a l i n k e m b l e m s,

engraved plate from another work mounted on inner cover, lacking

a f. with printer’s device and a blank f., first engraved title wormed

at head with a little loss to image, vol. preliminaries outer margin

repaired, all parts with some worming to innner gutters and staining,

the latter heavier to part 4, contemporary calf, worn and repaired,

but holding firm, [Landwehr, German, 166; Praz 295; Nissen 312],

8vo, Nuremberg, Typis Voegelinianis, 1590-1605. £300 - £400

*** Camerarius the Younger was a German physician, botanist, and

humanist scholar. The first part of this work is the first b o ta n i C a l

e m b l e m b o o k.

Lot 113

113. Lullus (Raimundus) op e r a, first C o l l e C t e d e d i t i o n, woodcut

printer’s device to title, 3 double-page tables, woodcut diagrams,

some marginal water-staining, a few red pencil marks, occasional

spotting, a few small stains, contemporary vellum, lacking ties, foot

of spine chipped, lightly soiled, [Adams L1694], 8vo, Strasbourg,

sumptibus Lazari Zetzneri, 1598. £1,800 - £2,200

*** The scarce first collected edition of Lull’s major works. He

wrote on astronomy, mysticism, the occult and mathematics among

other things

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Lot 114

114. Parker (Matthew, Archbishop of Canterbury) de an t i Q u i tat e

br i ta n n i C a e eC C l e s i æ, second edition, title with woodcut printer’s

device, woodcut arms and initials, lightly browned, contemporary

mottled calf, rebacked, preserving original richly gilt backstrip

with new red leather label, slight loss, corners repaired, rubbed,

folio, Hanover, Typis Wechelianis, apud Claud. Marnium & hæredes

Ioannis Aubrii, 1605. £250 - £350

*** Scarce edition of the English episcopacy.

Lot 115

115. Mazzella (Scipione) and others. si to, e t a n t i C h i ta d e l l a

C i t ta d i po z z u o l o [w i t h] op u s C u l u m d e ba l n e i s pu t e o l o r u m

[a n d] ap pa r at o de l l e st at u e , 3 parts in 1, woodcut folding map

and 17 illustrations within text, lightly browned, occasional

spotting, contemporary limp vellum, later brown leather label to

spine, [Cicognara 4317], 8vo, Naples, Tarquinio Longo, 1606.

£700 - £900

*** Best and most complete edition of this description of the numerous

Roman and Greek ruins found in Pozzuoli and neighboring Cuma,

Baia and Miseno. Cicognara calls it ‘elegante libro per le sue erudite

notizie’. The third part by Ferro is the first edition of this work.

Lot 116

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116. Bonarelli (Guidubaldo de) fi l l i d e sC i r o, fav o l a pa s t o r a l e,

first e d i t i o n, the W.W. Greg-Allardyce-Nicoll copy, fine engraved

pictorial title incorporating 8 putti and the arms of the dedicatee the

Duc d’Urbino, 5 fine full-page engraved illustrations, a few spots,

contemporary vellum, rebacked in 20th century cream buckram,

little soiled, [Ferrara], Impressa dell’Accademia degli Intrepidi di

Ferrara, [1607]. £300 - £400

*** A rare and charmingly illustrated pastoral play with an

attractive provenance. Both Greg and Nicoll were leading scholars

of theatrical history.

Lot 117

117. Boitel (Pierre) le ta b l e a u d e s me rv e i l l e s d u mo n d e,

first e d i t i o n, title with woodcut printer’s device, woodcut initials

and head-piece, some light foxing, including title, contemporary

vellum, re-cased, [Sabin 6164], 8vo, Paris, Pierre Billaine, 1617.

£300 - £400

*** Scarce first edition of this fascinating collection of stories,

curiosities and wonders, both historic and mythological, including

several of interest concerning the ‘New World’.

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Lot 118

118. Aesop. aesopi ph ry g i s fa b u l a e, double column, with Greek

and Latin parallel text, title with woodcut portrait of Aesop,

c.60 woodcut illustrations within text, front free endpaper with

C o n t e m p o r a ry en g l i s h 6-l i n e i n k m s . p o e m, some worming to varying

degrees throughout, some loss of text, contemporary sheep, a few

ink stains, rubbed, Geneva, Johannis de Tournes, 1628 § Horatius

Flaccus (Quintus) Poemata, title with woodcut printer’s device,

colophon and blank ff. at end, rear endpapers with C o n t e m p o r a ry

en g l i s h a n d lat i n i n k m s . p o e t ry, N2 torn at outer margin with

loss of printed side-notes, water-stained, contemporary calf, spine

in compartments, covers with blind-stamped floral centre-pieces,

Hanover, apud Guilielmum Antonium, 1610, 16mo & 8vo (2)

£350 - £450

*** The Aesop is a rare edition. We can trace only one other copy

at auction.

Lot 119

119. Puget de la Serre (Jean) le s de l i C e s d e l a mo rt, fine

engraved additional pictorial title and 4 plates after Corneille

Galle, the fourth plate closely trimmed at outer margin, just

touching image towards foot, very small burnhole to G1, affecting

part of 3 letters, occasional light spotting, contemporary calf, gilt

spine in compartments, rubbed, 8vo, Rouen, Jean Berthelin, 1631.

£300 - £400

*** The rare Rouen edition published in the same year as the

Brussels first edition.

Lot 120

120. Haeften (Benedictus van) sC h o l a s Co r d i s, s i v e av e r s i a de o

Co r d i s, engraved title, 55 full-page emblematic engravings, lacks

half-title, heavy staining to title and head on next c. 25 ff., little

marking elsewhere, contemporary red morocco, richly gilt, covers

with central panel including foliage and a bishop’s coat-of-arms

with initials ‘P A Z R’ below, in border, edges elaborately gilt and

gauffered, rubbed, hinges cracked, [Landwehr, Low Countries 268],

8vo, Antwerp, Joannes Meursius & Hieronymus Verdussius, 1635.

£300 - £400

121. Perez (Anton) in s t i t u t i o n e s im p e r i a l e s, er o t e m at i b u s

di s t i n C ta e, engraved additional pictorial title, woodcut initials and

tail-pieces, some spotting or light foxing, modern blind-stamped

calf, [Willems 1053], Amsterdam, apud Ludovicum Elzevirium,

1647 § Goeree (W.) De Kerklyke en Weereldlyke Historien, halftitle,

engraved additional pictorial title, 16 plates and illustrations,

folding table, water-stained, modern blind-stamped calf, Leiden,

Johannes van Abkoude, 1730; and 3 others, 18th & 19th century

English Literature, v.s. (5) £300 - £400

122. Bible, Latin. biblia sa C r a, engraved title, contemporary calf,

rubbed, rebacked, corners worn, hinge cracked, [Darlow & Moule

6230], Cologne, Balthasar von Egmont, 1659 § Smith (Thomas) De

Republica Anglorum libri tres, engraved title, contemporary vellum,

[Willems 337], Leiden, ex Officina Elzeviriana, 1630 § [Carmontelle

(Louis de)] Proverbes Dramatiques, 4 parts in 2 vol., contemporary

speckled calf, gilt, morocco spine-labels, little rubbed, Paris, Merlin,

1768, and 4 others, 8vo et infra (8) £300 - £400

123. Curtius Rufus (Quintus) historia al e x a n d r i ma g n i, engraved

pictorial title, folding map and folding plate, woodcut initials and

head-pieces, with final 2 blanks, some light foxing, contemporary

vellum, [Willems 1482], Amsterdam, ex officina Elzeviriana, 1673

§ Florus (Lucius Annaeus) L.A. Florus cum Notis Integris CL.

Salmasii, engraved pictorial title, woodcut initials, with final blank,

some light foxing, contemporary vellum, blind-stamped arabesque

centre-pieces, [Willems 1258], Amsterdam, ex officina Elzeviriana,

1660 § Justinus (Marcus Junianus) Historiae Libri XLIV, engraved

pictorial title, woodcut initials and head-pieces, contemporary

vellum, gilt, C o v e r s w i t h g i lt C e n t r e-p i e C e s o f a s t o r k w i t h w o r m

in m o u t h, lightly soiled, Amsterdam, apud Henricum Wetstenium,

1691; and 2 others, Continental, v.s. (5) £300 - £400

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Lot 124

124. Sandrart (Joachim von) l’aC a d e m i a to d e s C a d e l l a

ar C h i t e C t u r a, sC u lt u r a & pi t t u r a: o d e r de u t s C h e aC a d e m i e d e r

ed l e n ba u-bi l d-u n d ma h l e r e y-kü n s t e, 3 parts only (of 6), halftitle,

3 fine engraved pictorial or vignette titles, portrait and 88

plates, illustrations, occasional spotting and finger-marking, some

light browning, 20th century morocco-backed buckram, rebacked,

preserving original worn backstrip, Nuremberg, Ben Jacob von

Sandrart, 1675. sold not subject to return. £600 - £800

Lot 125

125. Aesop. fa b u l a r u m æso p lib r i v., fine engraved additional

pictorial title, title vignette, folding portrait of the dedicatee Johann

Wilhelm Friso, Prince of Orange, 18 plates, initials and head- and

tail-pieces, printed title in red and black, minor repaired tear to

portrait, short repaired tear to foot of plate 1, occasional spotting,

engraved bookplate of The Rt. Hon. Algernon Capell, Earl of

Essex, dated 1701, contemporary speckled calf, richly gilt spine in

compartments, red morocco spine label loosely inserted in book,

covers with gilt monograms, spine ends chipped, corners worn,

rubbed, [Cohen-de Ricci 797; Landwehr, Fable Books, 247], 4to,

Amsterdam, ex Typographia Francisci Halmæ, 1701. £300 - £400

Lot 126

LONDON

126. Launay (Charles Louis de) de r s e i n e n z u e r z i e h e n h a b e n d e n

J u n g e n Cava l i e r in d e r pr o fa n- u n d ki r C h e n-historie, so w o h l a l s

in d e r ge o g r a p h i e..., 2 parts in 1 vol., engraved portrait frontispiece,

title in red and black, engraved celestial and world map at start, 31

engraved maps, most folding, folding pictorial genealogy, 3 plates

of astronomical subjects and a globe, 49 genealogical tables, some

folding, some foxing, heavier in places, contemporary calf, blindstamped

spine in compartments, upper joint split, foot of spine

chipped, rubbed and scuffed, 4to, Augsburg, Martin Veith, 1738.

£400 - £600

Lot 127

127. Reaumur (René Antoine Ferchault de) pr at i Q u e d e l’art d e

fa i r e eC l o r r e e t d’el e v e r...d e s oi s e a u x do m e s t i Q u e s, 4 folding

engraved plates, ink stamp to title, water-stained, contemporary

limp boards, water-stained, 8vo, Paris, De l’Imprimerie Royale,

1751. £250 - £350

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Lot 128

128. America.- Du Boccage (Anne-Marie Fiquet) la Co l o m b i a d e,

o u la fo i po rt É e a u no u v e a u mo n d e po ë m e , first e d i t i o n, engraved

portrait frontispiece, title vignette and 10 plates, some spotting or

light foxing, contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine in compartments

and with red leather label, foot of spine chipped, corners worn,

rubbed, [Sabin 21007], 8vo, Paris, Desaint & Saillant, 1756.

£250 - £350

*** An epic poem on Christopher Columbus and the discovery of

the New World.

Lot 129

129. Bible , Slavonic. go s p e l s, printed in red and black within

borders, lacks title,44 ff. supplied in manuscript facsimile, first

f. backed and margins restored, fore-edge margins of next few ff.

restored, few ff. loose, some repairs, spme staining and browning,

contemporary green velvet over wooden boards, covers with large

silver metal repoussé centre and corner-pieces, front cover with

the Crucifixion in the centre, ad Samuel, David, Elijah and Moses

in the corners, back cover with Christ rising from the Tomb in the

centre, and the four Evangelists in the corners, velvet scuffed and

marked, clasps missing, folio, [?Moscow, eighteenth century]; sold

as a binding, not subject to return. £1,000 - £1,500

Lot 130

130. Bodoni.- Anacreon. te i o u me l e, [one of 150 copies], 2

engraved portraits, some marginal foxing, contemporary vellum,

gilt, spine with double black morocco labels, spine soiled, g.e.,

[Brooks 422], small 4to, Parma, [Bodoni], 1791. £300 - £400

Lot 131

131. Maaskamp (Evert) ta b l e a u x d e s ha b i l l e m e n t s, de s

mo e u r s e t d e s Co u t u m e s, text in Dutch and France, hand-coloured

additional pictorial title and 20 plates, text spotted, plates generally

in good clean bright condition, contemporary half calf, gilt, upper

cover detached, 4to, Amsterdam, [1811]. £300 - £400

132. Russia.- Arlincourt (Charles Victor Prévôt, Vicomte d’)

l’Ét o i l e po l a i r e, 2 vol. in 1, first e d i t i o n, half-titles, errata f. at

end, Paris, 1843. § [Lacroix (Paul)], “Paul L. Jacob”.L’Homme au

Masque de Fer, first e d i t i o n, half-title with advertisements verso,

some spotting, contemporary half calf, blind-stamped spine in

compartments and with double cloth labels, spine slightly faded,

rubbed, Paris, 1837 § Spain.- Masson (Michel) Ne Touchez pas a

la Reine, first e d i t i o n, half-title, 1p. advertisements at end, foxing,

contemporary half calf, spine in compartments and with 3 paper

labels, labels a little chipped, rubbed, Paris, 1837; and 10 others,

French Novels, 8vo (13) £350 - £450

*** Provenance: The Library of the Duchesse de Berry. The first

mentioned is the author’s account of his journey to Moscow; the

second a rare work on the anonymous prisoner known as the ‘man

in the iron mask’, who Voltaire believed to be the brother of Louis

XIV; and the third set in 17th century Spain.

133. Doestoevsky (Fyodor) pr e s t u p l e n i y e i n a k a z a n i y e [Cr i m e

a n d pu n i s h m e n t], first a p p e a r a n C e o f C h a p t e r s 10-13, in Russkie

Vesthiky, No 7, light spotting, ink inscription to title, stamps for

Bodleian Library to title verso and foot of some pp., contemporary

morocco-backed boards, spine ends and corners bumped, rubbed,

original wrappers bound-in, 8vo, Moscow, 1866. £200 - £300

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❦ ENGLISH LITERATURE AND HISTORy

Lot 134

134. Serres (Jean de) an hi s t o r i C a l Co l l e C t i o n, o f t h e m o s t

m e m o r a b l e a C C i d e n t s, a n d t r a g i C a l l m a s s a C r e s o f fr a n C e, v n d e r

t h e r a i g n e s o f he n ry. 2. fr a n C i s. 2. Ch a r l e s. 9. he n ry..., first

e d i t i o n in en g l i s h, title with woodcut printer’s device, woodcut

decorative initials and head-pieces, lacking initial blank, short

repaired tear to 2T6, minor loss, some water-staining, mostly

to upper margins, but heavier to last few sigs., new endpapers,

contemporary calf, covers with gilt centre-pieces and initials ‘AA’

, joints starting, but holding firm, spine skilfully repaired in areas,

rubbed, [STC 11275], folio, Thomas Creede, 1598. £500 - £700

*** Also sometimes attributed to Simon Goulart or Pierre

Matthieu.

Lot 135

135. Guicciardini ( Francesco) th e h i s t o r i e o f guiC C i a r d i n:

C o n ta i n i n g t h e v va r r e s o f ita l i e a n d o t h e r pa rt e s, translated

by Geffray Fenton, second edition in English, title with woodcut

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

final blank, lacking initial blank, 3X6 & 3Y1 with a few small stains,

little closely trimmed at head, 18th century panelled calf, gilt spine

in compartents and with black morocco label, joints starting, but

holding firm, engraved bookplate of the Earl of Ilchester, [STC

12459; Pforzheimer 442], a very good copy, folio, Richard Field,

1599. £600 - £800

The Property of a Lady

Lot 136

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136. Fumée (Martin) th e historie o f t h e tr o u b l e s o f hu n g a r i e,

first e d i t i o n in en g l i s h, title with woodcut printer’s device, woodcut

initials and head-pieces, lacking initial and final blank, title waterstained

at head (this causing some foxing), single wormhole / small

trace to c. first third of ff., within text with loss of part of a letter

or two or sometimes a few letters on those ff., occasional spotting,

modern speckled calf-backed marbled boards, spine faded, [STC

11487], folio, Imprinted by Felix Kyngston, 1600. £600 - £800

*** Scarce at auction.

Lot 137

137. Commines (Phillippe de) th e historie o f philip d e Co m m i n e s

kn i g h t, lo r d o f ar g e n t o n, second edition, handsome woodcut

pictorial title, genealogical tables, woodcut decorative initials,

some water-staining to margins, modern panelled calf, spine faded,

[STC 5603], folio, A. Hatfield for I.Norton, 1601. £350 - £450

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Lot 138

138. [Milles (Thomas)] th e Cata l o g u e o f ho n o r, first e d i t i o n,

fine engraved pictorial title and plate, 9 engraved illustrations by

Wenceslaus Hollar, woodcut arms throughout and initials, errata

f. at end, lacking initial blank, but with blank at 2V8, occasional

spotting, a few small stains, a little light browning, 20th century

morocco, rebacked, preserving original gilt backstrip, this faded

and a little creased, [STC 17926], folio, William Jaggard, 1610.

£700 - £900

*** A solid copy of this handsome porduction.

Provenance: Anthony Jaggard of Winfrith Court (bookplate).

Lot 139

139. [Dallington (Robert)] ap h o r i s m e s Ciuill a n d militarie:

a m p l i f i e d w i t h a u t h o r i t i e s, a n d e x e m p l i f i e d w i t h h i s t o r i e, o u t o f

t h e first Q u a rt e r n e o f fr. gu i C C i a r d i n e, 2 parts in 1, first e d i t i o n,

titles with woodcut printer’s device and fine engraved portrait of

Prince Charles to recto of first title, woodcut decorative initials and

head-piece, lacking initial and final blanks, short tear to head of D4

and E1&2, 18th century calf, richly gilt spine with monogram at

head, covers with borders of triple gilt filets, rubbed, [STC 6197], a

very good copy, folio, for Edward Blount, 1613. £500 - £700

*** Provenance: The Earl Granard, Forbes Castle, Ireland (gilt

monogram at head of spine).

Lot 140

140. Stow (John) th e an n a l e s, o r ge n e r a l l Ch r o n i C l e o f en g l a n d,

double column, black letter, title within ornate woodcut historiated

architectural border, woodcut initials and head- and tail-pieces,

title laid down with minor loss to lower corner, repair to lower

margin of 1 and all margins of final f., N2 section of lower corner

torn away with loss of a few letters recto and verso, a few ff. with

small areas of lower corner frayed or torn away, not affecting text

in any instance, small areas of unobtrusive water-staining at head

and foot, a few small stains, occasional spotting, later polished calf,

rebacked, preserving original gilt backstrip, rubbed, [STC 23338],

folio, Impensis Thomæ Adams, 1615. £400 - £600

Lot 141

141. [Camden (William)] an n a l e s t h e t r u e a n d r o ya l l h i s t o ry

o f t h e fa m o u s empresse el i z a b e t h Qu e e n e o f en g l a n d fr a n C e a n d

ir e l a n d &C., first e d i t i o n, later issue (with Fisher’s address and date

in imprint, without 14 lines of text on verso of portrait and without

additional portrait of Darcie, fine engraved portrait frontispiece

of Queen Elizabeth and an ornate historiated architectural title,

woodcut historiated and decorative initials and head-pieces,

frontispiece and title trimmed to just within border, small stain to

final ‘To the Reader’ f., occasional spotting, contemporary calf,

rebacked, preserving original backstrip, lacking clasps, new olive

morocco label to spine, [STC 4497], small 4to, for Benjamin Fisher

and are to be sould at the Talbott in Pater Noster Rowe, 1625.

£300 - £400

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Lot 142

142. [Le Petit (Jean François)] a ge n e r a l l historie o f t h e

ne t h e r l a n d s, edited by Edward Grimestone, second edition, fine

engraved pictorial title and full-page portraits, with initial and

final blanks, contemporary ink index to front free endpaper, a few

marginal ink scribbles, occasional spotting, contemporary mottled

calf, later paper ms. label to spine, [STC 12376], folio, Adam Islip,

1627. £400 - £600

*** A solid copy of this history, which is largely a translation of

Jean François Le Petit’s La grande chronique.

Provenance: John, Marquis of Tweedale (engraved bookplate).

Lot 143

143. [Camden (William)] to m u s a lt e r, & i d e m: o r th e h i s t o r i e

o f t h e l i f e a n d r e i g n e o f t h at fa m o u s prinCesse, el i z a b e t h:

C o n ta i n i n g a b r i e f e m e m o r i a l l o f t h e C h i e f e s t a f fa i r e s o f s t at e ,

t h at h a u e passed in t h e s e k i n g d o m e s o f en g l a n d, translated by

Thomas Browne, first e d i t i o n, engraved frontispiece showing the

tomb of Elizabeth, woodcut portrait of Elizabeth to verso of title, 2

additional plates bound in (not called for), including a duplicate of

the frontispiece, lacking final blank, 2H2&3 and 2I1 lower margin

torn with loss, some light water-staining and foxing, occasional

spotting, 18th century calf, spine ends and corners repaired, spine

faded, [STC 4498], small 4to, Thomas Harper, 1629. £300 - £400

*** Scarce at auction.

Lot 144

LONDON

144. Weever (John) an C i e n t f u n e r a l l m o n u m e n t s within t h e v n i t e d

m o n a r C h i e o f gr e at br i ta i n e, ir e l a n d, a n d t h e i s l a n d s a d i a C e n t,

first e d i t i o n, engraved portrait frontispiece and additional pictorial

title, woodcut illustrations, some full-page, woodcut initials and

head-pieces, portrait trimmed to border and window-mounted, small

repair to lower corner or printed title, lacking final blank, lightly

browned, some water-staining, a few small stains, 19th century

polished calf, gilt, sympathetically rebacked, small ink number at

foot of spine, corners worn, rubbed, [STC 25223], folio, Thomas

Harper, 1631. £400 - £600

*** An excellent collection of epitaphs and inscriptions, a number

of which no longer survive. It covers the dioceses of London,

Canterbury, Rochester, Norwich and Lincoln.

Lot 145

145. [Camden (William)] th e h i s t o r i e o f t h e l i f e a n d d e at h o f

ma ry st u a rt Qu e e n e o f sC o t l a n d, second edition, fine engraved

portrait frontispiece of Elizabeth and additional pictorial title,

lightly browned, occasional spotting, 20th century brown crushed

morocco, covers with gilt arabesque centre-pieces, upper cover

detached, spine faded, g.e., [STC 24510], 12mo, by John Haviland,

1636. £350 - £450

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Lot 146

146. Biondi (Sir Giovanni Francesco) an hi s t o ry o f t h e Civill

v va r r e s o f en g l a n d, b e t w e e n e t h e t w o h o u s e s o f la n C a s t e r a n d

yo r k e, translated by Henry, Duke of Monmouth, fine engraved

additional pictorial title, woodcut decorative initials and headpieces,

[Wing B2936], by T.H. and I.D. for John Benson, 1641

b o u n d w i t h The second part of the History of the Civill Warres of

England between the two houses of Lancaster and Yorke, woodcut

decorative initials and head-pieces, lacking initial blank, [Wing

2936A], E.G. for Richard Whitaker, 1646, some light browning,

occasional spotting, contemporary calf, spine in compartments,

later light brown label to spine, folio £600 - £800

*** A very good copy of this history by the Venetian diplomat at the

court of James I.

Provenance: Fairfax of Cameron (bookplate).

Lot 147

147. Buck (Sir George) th e hi s t o ry o f t h e life a n d re i g n e o f

ri C h a r d t h e th i r d, first e d i t i o n, engraved portrait frontispiece by

Cross, woodcut initials and head-pieces, lacking blank K4, lightly

water-stained, a little heavier to preliminaries, [Wing B5306 ],

W.Wilson, 1646 b o u n d w i t h Bacon (Sir Francis) The Historie of

the reigne of King Henry the Seventh, third edition, with initial

blank, fine engraved portrait frontispiece by William Marshall, title

within an ornate woodcut architectural border, woodcut initials and

head-pieces, [Wing B298; Pforzheimer 33], R.Y. and R.H., 1641,

together 2 works in 1 vol., contemporary blind-ruled calf, spine

in compartments with a modern red morocco label, spine skilfully

repaired at end, small area of loss at foot, folio £500 - £600

*** Loosely inserted are engraved portraits of Richard and Henry

by Peter Vanderbanck after Edward Lutterell.

Provenance: Tho. Yarburgh (contemporary ink signature to head of

first title).

Lot 148

148. Paruta (Paulo) th e hi s t o ry o f ve n i C e, translated by Henry,

Earl of Monmouth, first e d i t i o n in en g l i s h, title in red and black,

woodcut initials and head-pieces, a few spots, 20th century calfbacked

marbled boards, earlier black morocco label to spine,

[Wing P636; Blackmer 1260], folio, for Abel Roper and Henry

Herringman, 1658. £500 - £700

*** The second part of the work deals with the Ottoman-Venetian

Wars, or Wars of Cyprus, including the famous sieges of Nicosia

and Famagusta and the Battle of Lepanto.

Lot 149

149. Ashmole (Elias) th e in s t i t u t i o n, law s & Ce r e m o n i e s o f t h e

m o s t n o b l e or d e r o f t h e ga rt e r, first e d i t i o n, initial imprimatur

f., title in red and black, engraved portrait of Charles II by Sherwin,

31 engraved plates (includes 10 full-pages of arms on 5 sheets),

most double-page, some by Wenceslaus Hollar, errata f. at end,

some water-staining to preliminaries, most double-page plates with

repair to fold (to varying degrees), repaired tear to text ff. R3, 2D3

and 4C1, lightly browned, occasional spotting, a few small stains,

contemporary calf, rebacked, corners repaired, [Wing 3983], folio,

J.Macock, for Nathaniel Brooke, 1672. £600 - £800

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Lot 150

150. Clarendon (Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of) th e hi s t o ry o f t h e

r e b e l l i o n a n d Civil wa r s in en g l a n d, be g u n in t h e y e a r 1641,

3 vol. in 7, half-titles, 87 portraits, 3 folding maps and 4 folding

views, vol.6 upper corner of title torn with loss, not affecting text,

outer margin of 2H8 repaired with tape, 3I2 trimmed and mounted,

a few small burnholes, a few small repairs verso to folds of plates,

some light browning, occasional spotting, some offsetting, modern

half cream calf, 8vo, Oxford, printed at the Theater, 1705-1706-

1717. £600 - £800

Lot 151

151. Sandford (Francis) a ge n e a l o g i C a l hi s t o ry o f t h e ki n g s

a n d Qu e e n s o f en g l a n d, second edition, engraved frontispiece,

title in red and black, engraved illustrations, some folding, many

full-page, list of subscribers, some water-staining at head to first

c.100 ff., else clean, contemporary panelled calf, richly gilt spine

in compartments and with red morocco label (this a little chipped

with loss of 2 letters), joints starting, but holding firm, rubbed, a

solid copy of a handsome production, folio, M.Jenour, for John

Nicholson, 1707. £400 - £600

Lot 152

LONDON

152. Dugdale (Sir William) [and John Stevens] mo n a s t i C o n

an g l i C a n u m, 3 vol., including supplement by Stevens, engraved

additional pictorial title, titles in red and black, 153 plates, some

double-page, occasional spotting and light browning, contemporary

tree calf, spine in compartments with new leather labels, vol.1

upper cover detached, all joints split, but holding firm, corners a

little worn, rubbed, folio, 1718-1722-1723. £400 - £600

Lot 153

153. Jacob (Alexander) a Co m p l e t e en g l i s h pe e r a g e, 2 vol. in 3,

first e d i t i o n, 97 engraved plates of arms, 196 folding genealogical

tables, modern half calf, spine faded, folio, for the Author, 1766-

1769. £500 - £700

Lot 154

154. Fenn (John) or i g i n a l le t t e r s, wr i t t e n du r i n g t h e re i g n s

o f he n ry vi. ed wa r d iv a n d ri C h a r d iii, 5 vol., vol.1 & 2 second

edition, vol.3-5 first e d i t i o n s, 48 plates and folding tables, some

offsetting and spotting, contemporary speckled calf, rebacked, 4to,

1787-1823. £300 - £400

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Lot 155

155. Nichols (John) th e pr o g r e s s e s, a n d pu b l i C pr o C e s s i o n s o f

Qu e e n el i z a b e t h, 3 vol., first e d i t i o n s, 56 engraved plates, most

folding, all with tape repairs verso, offsetting, some foxing, 20th

century mottled half calf, spines faded, 4to, by and for the editor,

1786-1805. £500 - £700

Lot 156

156. Monstrelet (Enguerrand de) th e Chro n i C l e s, 5 vol.,

engraved title vignettes and 51 plates, some offsetting and spotting,

occasional light browning, contemporary polished calf, rebacked, a

scarce set, 4to, Hafod Press, 1809. £500 - £700

Other Properties

Lot 157

157. Nichols (John) th e pr o C e s s i o n s o f Qu e e n el i z a b e t h, new

edition, 41 engraved plates, 1823; The Progresses, Processions, and

Magnificent Festivities of King James the First, 4 vol., 4 engraved

frontispieces and 33 plates, 1828, offsetting, occasional spotting, a

few small stains, 20th century half calf, spines gilt, spines slightly

faded, a good set of these monumental works, 4to £400 - £600

Lot 158

158. Manutius (Paulus) ep i s t o l a r u m l i b r i x, woodcut printer’s

device to title and variant device to recto of otherwise blank final

f., partly unopened, a few ff. a little carelessly opened, lightly

browned, contemporary calf, blind-stamped arabesque centrepieces,

extensively repaired, [STC 17287], 16mo, Excudebat

Thomas Vautrollerius typographus [for William Norton], 1581.

£300 - £400

*** A scarce little edition of the letters of Manutius.

Provenance: ‘F. Goode ms jure tenet’ and ‘S.Goode’ (contemporary

ink inscriptions to title).

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Lot 159

159. Erastus (Thomas) ex p l i C at i o g r av i s s i m a e Q u a e s t i o n i s u t r u m

e x C o m m u n i C at i o, first e d i t i o n, woodcut initials, worm holes.

trace to lower margin of first couple of ff. and to final sigs. lightly

browned throughout, some marginal water-staining and light

foxing, contemporary limp vellum, [STC 10511; Adams E192],

4to, Pesclavii [i.e. London], apud Baocium Sultaceterum [i.e. John

Wolfe], 1589. £800 - £1,200

*** Rare first edition of Erastus’ important and influential treatise,

clandestinely printed in England, arguing on scriptural grounds that the

sins of professing Christians should be punished by civil law only.

Lot 160

160. Scotland.- Johnston (John) in s C r i p t i o n e s h i s t o r i C a e r e g u m

sC o t o r u m, woodcut typographic device to title, 10 fine engraved

portraits, Amsterdam, Cornelius Claessonius for Andrew Hart,

bookseller of Edinburgh, 1602 b o u n d w i t h Heroes ex Omni Historia

Scotica Lectisimi, title with small woodcut printer’s device, Leiden,

Christopher Guyotius for Andrew Hart, bookseller of Edinburgh,

1603, together 2 works in 1 vol., first e d i t i o n s, a few small waterstains,

occasional spotting, a few finger-marks, early 18th century

calf-backed marbled boards, upper joint starting, but holding firm,

corners worn, rubbed, 4to £500 - £700

*** Two uncommon works by the Scottish poet Johnston. He was

a friend of Justus Lipsius and doubtless of the other scholars whose

epigrams preface the present work - among them Joseph Scaliger, Jan

Dousa and Daniel Heinsius. He was also closely attached to Andrew

Melville, who probably helped him to obtain the professorship of

divinity at St.Andrews c.1593, when he was ‘Maister of the new

college’.

Lot 161

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161. May (Thomas) th e vi C t o r i o u s re i g n e o f ki n g ed wa r d t h e

th i r d, first a n d o n ly e d i t i o n, engraved portrait frontipiece, lacking

final blanks, short repaired tear to foot of G3, a little closely trimmed

at foot in places, occasional spotting, lightly browned, 19th century

burgundy straight-grain morocco, gilt, slightly rubbed, g.e., [STC

17719], 8vo, for T.Walkley, and B.Fisher, 1635. £400 - £600

*** A good copy of an interesting verse history of Edward III,

commissioned by, and dedicated to Charles I. We can trace only two

other copies auction since 1978.

162. Bacon (Sir Francis) th e historie o f life a n d de at h w i t h

ob s e rvat i o n s nat u r a l l a n d ex p e r i m e n ta l l f o r t h e pr o l o n g i n g o f

life, translated by William Rawley, first a u t h o r i s e d t r a n s l at i o n in

en g l i s h, initial imprimatur f., additional engraved pictorial title, ink

stamps, including 2 to pictorial title, contemporary calf, rebacked,

[STC 1157], I.Okes, for Humphrey Mosley, 1638. £300 - £400

*** Scarce at auction. Includes dietary tips to prolong life.

Lot 163

163. Bible, English. bi b l e (th e), th at is, th e h o ly sC r i p t u r e s

C o n t e i n e d...[- th e bo o k e o f ps a l m s ], text within printed black rules

throughout, general title with woodcut device, NT within woodcut

border comprising multiple compartments, woodcut maps, vignettes,

decorations and initials, damp-stain affecting lower inner margin,

some marking and dust-soiling, stitching perished with contents

loose, fraying to fore-edge, contemporary calf, badly worn with

backstrip largely missing, 8vo, “Deputies of Christopher Barker,

1599” [but later]. £400 - £600

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Lot 164

164. Grotius (Hugo) po l i t i C k ma x i m s a n d ob s e rvat i o n s, initial f.

blank, occasional spotting, [Wing 2123A; Ter Meulen & Diermanse

683 (1654 edition)], for Humphrey Moseley, 1655 b o u n d w i t h

[Sancroft (Wiliam)] Modern POlicies, taken from Machiavel,

Borgia, and other choice Authors, by an eye-witnesse, fourth

edition, this copy with 2 additional ff. compared with that listed on

ESTC, these signed ‘A’ and between A10 and a1, with final blank,

lightly browned, occasional spotting, small wormhole within text of

final f., very minor loss, [Wing S557], printed for Tho: Dring, 1653,

together 2 works in 1 vol., contemporary sheep, lacking backstrip,

rubbed and scuffed, 12mo £300 - £400

*** The Grotius is rare. no t in british li b r a ry and with ESTC

listing only one copy (Univ. of California). It is a re-issue of Wing

G2123 (1654) with cancel title page.

Lot 165

165. Augustine (Saint) th e life o f s.au g u s t i n e, inner upper corner

of title with slight loss, not affecting text, a6 2 small holes, affecting

a few letters, H1 tear within text, but with no loss, H1 small tear at

head, affecting headline, trimmed at head, affecting some headlines,

some staining, contemporary speckled calf, spine in compartments

and with red morocco label, foot of spine chipped, joints splitting,

but holding firm, slightly rubbed, [Wing A4211], 8vo, J.C. for John

Crook, 1660. £300 - £400

*** Scarce, with ESTC listing only six copies.

Lot 166

166. Law.- aC t s a n d stat u t e s, Made in a Parliament, collection

of acts etc., bound together, a few with contemporary notes, a few

pages with damp staining to lower margin, contemporary signature

to title, contemporary calf upper joint split, a little loose in binding,

sm. folio, Andrew Crook, Dublin, 1699 £200 - £300

Lot 167

167. Dryden (John) po e m s o n va r i o u s oC C a s i o n s, title in red and

black, H4 with tear, within text, but with no loss, P1 hole / tear

within text, loss of several letters, for Jacob Tonson, 1701 b o u n d

w i t h Dryden (John) Fables ancient and modern; translated into

verse, from Homer, Ovid, Boccace, & Chaucer: with orginal poems,

lacking title, some browning and water-staining, ?[Jacob Tonson],

?[1700], together 2 works in 1 vol., 20th century panelled calf,

gilt spine in compartments, earlier red morocco label preserved,

upper cover detached, corners a little worn, rubbed and scratched

(especially spine), folio £300 - £400

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Lot 168

168. Geddes (Michael) mi s C e l l a n e o u s tr a C t s, first e d i t i o n,

title page repaired at upper margin, contemporary calf, rebacked,

leather lettering label, library book plate to from t past-down, 8vo,

A and J. Churchil, 1702 £250 - £350

Lot 169

169. Trials.- a Co l l e C t i o n o f t h e s e v e r a l s tat u t e s, a n d pa rt s o f

s tat u t e s, n o w in f o r C e, r e l at i n g to hi g h tr e a s o n, a n d misprision

o f hi g h tr e a s o n, 2 parts in 1, initial imprimatur f., at t r a C t i v e

C o n t e m p o r a ry b l a C k m o r o C C o g i lt, w i t h a r m s o f Qu e e n an n e

in central panel, floral and foliage corner-pieces, head of spine

chipped, extremties rubbed, g.e., 8vo, Charles Bell, and the Executrix

of Thomas Newcomb, 1709. £300 - £400

Lot 170

LONDON

170. Pamphlets.- su r p r i z i n g (th e) li v e s a n d ad v e n t u r e s o f Ja C k

sh e p h e r d, a n d Jo n at h a n wi l d, engraved portrait frontispiece, lacks

E4 at end (blank) ink signature of Samuel Kilner at head of title,

[ESTC lists the University of California copy only], John Thrift,

[?1725] [bound with] Bullock (Christopher) A Woman’s Revenge:

or, a Match in Newgate. A Comedy, engraved frontispiece, [ESTC

lists 3 copies only; not in the BL], W. Feales, 1735 [bound with]

Particular (A) and Impartial Narrative Of the late Mutiny and

Running away with the Chesterfield Man of War, off the Coast of

New Guinea, tear at tail of spine slightly affecting price, [ESTC

lists 1 copy in the British Isles and 2 copies in America], G. Jones,

W. Owen G. Woodfall, [?1749] [bound with] [Henry VIII].- Royal

adventures: being the amorous history of King Henry the Eighth,

lacks A1 & 2 (title and preliminary f.), [ESTC lists 4 copies only, all

in America], [J. Freeman, 1750] [bound with] [Fielding (Henry)]

The Lottery. A Farce, slightly stained, N. Newman, 1733 [bound

with] Centlivre (Susannah) The Humours of Elections, engraved

frontispiece, title in red and black, lower margins slightly stained,

W. Teales, 1737 [bound with] Milton (John) Comus, a Mask. (Now

adapted to the Stage)..., The Second Edition, [ESTC lists 3 copies of

this edition, all in America], W. Feales, 1735, together 9 pamphlets

in 1 vol., browned, contemporary calf, most of covers torn away

leaving spine, 12mo. £600 - £800

Lot 171

171. Supernatural.- Bond (William) th e su p e r n at u r a l

ph i l o s o p h e r: o r, t h e my s t e r i e s o f ma g i C k, second edition, engraved

frontispiece and 2 plates, title laid down and mounted on stub,

occasional ink marginalia, 33pp. ‘Verses to Mr. Campbell’ bound

before ‘Life of...Duncan Campbell’ some foxing, contemporary

panelled calf, sympathetically rebacked, upper joint starting at foot,

but holding firm, corners a little worn, rubbed, 8vo, for. E.Curll,

1728. £300 - £400

*** Scarce. A curious work covering demons, geniis and ‘familiar

spirits’, a discourse on second sight, a discussion of the existence

of spirits and witches, dreams, spectres, omens and apparitions,

enchantment, necromancy ‘exemplified in the history.of Mr Duncan

Campbell.who though deaf and dumb, writes down any stranger’s

name at first sight, with their future contingencies of fortune’. Also

includes a tract by Dr Wallis entitled ‘The Method of Teaching Deaf

and Dumb Persons to Read, Write and Understand a Language’.

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172. Pope (Alexander) of t h e use o f ri C h e s, a n ep i s t l e to t h e

ri g h t ho n o r a b l e al l e n lo r d bat h u r s t, first e d i t i o n, foxed, upper

hinge split, modern calf-backed boards, spine scuffed, [Foxon P923;

Griffith 283; Rothschild 1605], by J.Wright, 1732; and 2 others,

the second edition and Whitehead’s The State Dunces, folio (3)

£200 - £300

173. Pope (Alexander) th e fi r s t sat i r e o f t h e se C o n d bo o k o f

ho r a C e, im i tat e d in a di a l o g u e..., first e d i t i o n, title a little soiled,

[Foxon P886; Griffith 288; Rothschild 1608], L.G., sold by A.

Dodd, E. Nutt, [& others], 1733; The First Epistle of the Second

Book of Horace, Imitated, first e d i t i o n, [Foxon P881; Griffith 483;

Rothschild 1635], for T.Cooper, 1737, modern morocco-backed

cloth, folio (2) £200 - £300

174. Swift (Jonathan) th e life a n d ge n u i n e Ch a r a C t e r o f do C t o r

sw i f t, first e d i t i o n, half-title, a little browned, modern moroccobacked

boards, [Foxon S884; Rothschild 2143; Teerink 727], folio,

for J.Roberts, 1733. £200 - £300

*** A bibliographically difficult item, subject of much debate as to

authorship and printing. This appears to be the earliest of the states

detailed by Teerink.

Lot 175

175. Swift (Jonathan) on po e t ry: a ra p s o d y, first e d i t i o n, a little

browned, modern morocco-backed cloth, [Foxon S888; Rothschild

2147; Teerink 741], folio, printed at Dublin and re-printed in

London, Hugginson, 1733. £300 - £400

*** ‘The imprint is probably misleading, for no earlier Dublin

edition is known’ Rothschild.

176. Pope (Alexander) an ep i s t l e f r o m mr po p e to dr ar b u t h n o t,

first e d i t i o n, modern calf-backed boards, [Foxon P802; Griffith 352;

Rothschild 1623], for Lawton Gilliver, 1734; On the Charcters of

Women: an Epistle to a Lady, first e d i t i o n, half-title, advertisement

f., bookplate to pastedown, later calf-backed boards, gilt crest

stamp to upper cover, [Foxon P917; Griffith 361; Rothschild 1624],

by J.Wright, 1735, folio (2) £250 - £350

177. Pope (Alexander) on e th o u s a n d se v e n hu n d r e d an d th i rt y

ei g h t. a di a l o g u e so m e t h i n g li k e ho r a C e, first e d i t i o n, first

issue with ‘ONE SHILLING’ on title, half-title, advertisement f.,

[Foxon P932; Griffith 484; Rothschild 1642], [1738] b o u n d w i t h

One Thousand Seven Hundred And Thirty Eight. Dialogue II,

first e d i t i o n, [Foxon P938; Griffith 494; Rothschild 1643], 1738,

together in modern calf-back boards, folio. £200 - £300

178. Swift (Jonathan) ve r s e s o n t h e de at h o f do C t o r sw i f t, first

e d i t i o n, title a little creased, final f. a little soiled, small ink note

in a contemporary hand to head of title, modern morocco-backed

cloth, [Foxon S920; Rothschild 2166; Teerink 771], folio, 1739

£300 - £400

Lot 179

179. [Atkyns (Arabella), pseud.] th e fa m i ly ma g a z i n e, 2 parts in

1, part 1, third edition, part 2, second edition, woodcut table plans in

the text at pp27-29, slightly browned, contemporary ink inscription

on front free endpaper, contemporary speckled calf, rebacked,

corners worn, [Bitting p.550; Maclean p.49; Oxford p.71; Simon

BG 658], 8vo, J.Osborn, 1747 & 1743. £300 - £400

180. Milton (John) pa r a d i s e lo s t, initial blank, 8 cancels, ‘h’ in

line 3 of p.75 ablated by hand, roman ‘I’ in p.346 headline, blank

and title browned, ink name to head of title, [Gaskell 4(a)], 1758;

Paradise Regain’d, initial blank, 8 cancels, light marking to title,

damp-staining affecting top-edge to varying degree throughout,

[Gaskell 5(a)], 1758, uniformly bound in contemporary calf, spines

gilt with sequential vol. numbers on morocco labels, rubbed at

extremities, 8vo, Birmingham, John Baskerville, for J.& R.Tonson

(2) £400 - £600

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Lot 181

181. Blackstone (William) Co m m e n ta r i e s o n t h e law s o f en g l a n d

in fo u r bo o k s, 4 vol., fourth edition, 2 engraved plates (one

folding), early 19th century ownership inscription to front end paper

of each volume, contemporary tree calf, red morocco spine labels, a

handsome set, 4to, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1770-69. £300 - £400

182. [Sheridan (Richard Brinsley)] th e ri va l s, second edition,

lacking half-title, light stain to title-page, occasional spotting,

modern quarter morocco over marbled boards, 8vo, 1775.

£300 - £400

*** The correct numbering of p.79 indicates second edition,

published the same year as the first.

Lot 183

183. Gibbon (Edward) th e hi s t o ry o f t h e de C l i n e a n d fa l l o f

t h e ro m a n em p i r e, 6 vol., v o l.1 t h i r d e d i t i o n, v o l s. 2 & 3 s e C o n d

e d i t i o n, v o l s. 4-6 first e d i t i o n s, engraved portrait and 3 maps,

2 folding, slight foxing in places,, bookplate Del Pollaio di Piero

Casini to front free end-papers, contemporary tree calf, bit worn,

especially to joints and spine ends, rebacked, gilt, 4to, 1777-88.

£600 - £800

184. Customs.- in s t r u C t i o n s f o r of f i C e r s o f t h e du t i e s o n hi d e s

in t h e Co u n t ry, ink signatures and inscription: “Carlisle 1st

Dec”, 1778 [bound with] Instructions for Officers Concerned in

ascertaining the Duties on Candles in the Country, 1778 [bound

with] Instructions for Officers Concerned in ascertaining the Duties

on Sope, [ESTC lists 2 copies in the British Isles and 2 copies in

America], 1778, together 5 pamphlets in 1 vol., first two customs

pamphlets defective, browned, first and second mentioned [ESTC

lists 1 copy in the British Isles and 1 copy in America], contemporary

half calf, rubbed, initials “V.E.” on spine, 8vo, 1778. £300 - £400

Lot 185

LONDON

185. Priestley (Dr. Joseph) a fr e e disCussion o f t h e do C t r i n e s

o f mat e r i a l i s m a n d ph i l o s o p h i C a l ne C e s s i t y, first e d i t i o n, 2ff.

advertisement, lacks half-title, contemporary calf, rebacked,

[Crooke 364], 8vo, for J. Jonson, 1778. £200 - £300

186. Johnson (Samuel) th e li v e s o f t h e en g l i s h po e t s, 3 vol.,

first du b l i n e d i t i o n, reprint of vol. I, slightly browned, ink initials

stamped on verso of title of vol. I, contemporary half tree calf,

slightly rubbed, gilt spines, red morocco labels on spines, [Courtney

& Smith p. 141], 8vo, Dublin, for Messrs. Whitestone, Williams,

Colles and others, 1779-81. £300 - £350

Lot 187

187. Johnson (Samuel) a di C t i o n a ry o f t h e en g l i s h la n g u a g e,

2 vol., sixth edition, engraved frontispiece portrait, internally

very good, bookplate of Henryson Caird on front pastedowns,

contemporary diced russia, sympathetically rebacked, 4to, for

J.F. & C.Rivington, L.Davis, T.Payne and Son, T.Longman, B.Law

[&c.], 1785. £400 - £600

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Lot 188

188. Winter (George) a ne w a n d Co m p e n d i o u s sy s t e m o f

hu s b a n d ry, first e d i t i o n, engraved plate, list of subscribers, some

spotting, modern half calf, gilt spine in compartments and with a red

leather label, [Fussell II, pp.131-132; Perkins 1934], 8vo, Bristol,

W.Routh, 1787. £300 - £400

*** Scarce. ‘His book may be taken to reflect the current ideas about

farming in his locality’ (Fussell). The Gloucestershire based farmer

produced this book in part to promote the sale of his new invention:

the ‘patent drill machine’.

Lot 189

189. Burney (Francis) Ca m i l l a: o r, a pi C t u r e o f yo u t h, 5 vol.,

first e d i t i o n, list of subscribers, vol. I 1 p. advertisement at end,

early signature to title pages, handsomely bound in contemporary

polished calf, red morocco labels on spines of vol. 1 only lacking

on others, , spines darkened from being too near an open fire,

[Rothschild 50], 12mo, for T.Payne and others, 1796. £200 - £300

***Subscribers include Jane Austen, Mrs. Piozzi (2 sets), Warren

Hastings and Humphrey Repton.

190. Gibbon (Edward) mi s C e l l a n e o u s wo r k s, 2 vol., [a third

vol. was published in 1815], first e d i t i o n, portrait frontispiece,

errata f. at end of vol.2, occasional spotting or light foxing,

contemporary calf, joint split, lacking 3 (of 4) morocco labels,

spine ends chipped, corners worn, rubbed, [Norton 131; Rothschild

949], for A.Strahan and T. Cadell, Jun, 1796 § Pope (Alexander)

The Works, 9 vol., engraved plates, some spotting, contemporary

calf, spines in compartments, some joint splitting, corners worn,

rubbed, for C.Bathurst [&c.], 1770 § Bailey (Nathan) An Universal

Etymological English Dictionary, 16th edition, occasional

spotting, contemporary calf, gilt, spine in compartments, corners

worn, rubbed, for R.Ware, 1755; and c.25 others, 18th century

Literature & History, many odd vol., v.s. sold not subject to return.

£250 - £350

Lot 191

191. Shakespeare (William) th e dr a m at iC wo r k s, 93 engraved

plates, occasional damp-staining or foxing, a few worm traces,

mostly marginal, contemporary russia, gilt, some covers detached,

spine ends and corners worn to varying degrees, rubbed, folio, John

and Josiah Boydell, 1802. £300 - £400

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Lot 192

192. Children’s Maps.- a li t t l e bo o k o f ma p s to b e re f e r r e d

to w h e n my fat h e r o r mo t h e r ta l k s w i t h m e a b o u t ge o g r a p h y,

without title, 5 hand-coloured folding engraved maps of the 5

continents, a few small tears starting along folds, otherwise in

fine and bright condition, 19th century ink inscription on front

free endpaper, original pink wrappers, some slight marking, 150

x 140mm., William Darton, 1821 § [Italian Costume], 30 handcoloured

plates of costumes in concertina style, original blindstamped

cloth, rubbed, n.p., n.d. [19th century]; and 3 others, v.s.,

v.d. (5). £300 - £350

Lot 193

193. Ackermann (Rudolph) th e re p o s i t o ry o f art s, li t e r at u r e,

Co m m e r C e , ma n u fa C t u r e s, fa s h i o n s a n d poli t i C s, vol. I-XIV,

engraved titles, c. 530 engraved plates, most hand-coloured

(many hand-coloured aquatints), some folding, some offsetting

and browning, stains affecting some titles, a few samples missing,

contemporary diced russia, gilt, gilt panelled spines, vol. VII

tear, [Abbey, Life 212], 8vo, 1809-15; sold not subject to return.

£300 - £500

Lot 194

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194. Wordsworth (William) th e ex C u r s i o n, first e d i t i o n, halftitle,

minor spotting, uncut in original drab boards, rebacked and

recornered, rubbed, joints cracking, 4to, 1814. £1,000 - £1,500

*** Provenance: ink inscription “Nath.l. Shelmerdine, Salford,

1831” to front free endpaper; bookplate of Percy Withers.

Lot 195

195. Wordsworth (William) th e mi s C e l l a n e o u s po e m s , 4 vol.,

first C o l l e C t e d e d i t i o n, 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’s

y o u n g e r b r o t h e r Ch r i s t o p h e r, engraved frontispiece (one folding)

to each vol., offsetting, half-title to vol.2 and 3 only, errata leaf at

end of vol.4, some foxing, modern calf-backed marbled boards, 8vo,

1820. £350 - £450

*** Inscription reads: “Mrs Hoare from Chr. Wordsworth.

Sept.7.1820”. Also tipped-in to vol.1 is a 12-line manuscript verse

(in an unidentified hand, opening “Gae book! an’ tell the new made

paire…”) with “Mr. and Mrs Samuel Hoare” on verso

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Lot 196

196. Dickens (Charles) me m o i r s o f Joseph gr i m a l d i, 2 vol., first

e d i t i o n, first issue, lacking half-titles, engraved portrait frontispiece

and 12 plates, lacking advertisements, rebound in green water-silk

cloth, gilt decoration to spine, some light foxing, [Eckel p140ff],

1838 § [Dickens (Charles)] Bentley (Richard, publisher)Bentley’s

Miscellany, Oliver Twist, first e d i t i o n, 5 vol, illustrations, modern

half calf, gilt, 1837-1839, v.s. (7) £400 - £600

***Contains the first edition of Oliver Twist and The Mudfog

Association for the Advancement of Everything.

Lot 197

197. Smith (Albert Richard) th e st r u g g l e s a n d ad v e n t u r e s o f

Ch r i s t o p h e r ta d p o l e at ho m e a n d ab r o a d, first e d i t i o n, in t h e

o r i g i n a l pa rt s, engraved portrait and 32 plates by John Leech, parts

9 and 15 with slips making an apology for the delay in illustrations,

advertisements, general title and contents ff. bound at end of part

16, original pictorial wrappers by John Leech, parts 3, 4, 5, 12

and 16 sympathetically rebacked or with a small repair to spine

or wrapper, some light soiling and marking, rubbed, preserved

in a 20th century cloth chemise and slip-case, 8vo, [1846]-1848.

£250 - £350

*** A rare set of the original parts in a good state of preservation.

198. Album.- a w e l l p r e s e n t e d a n d h i g h ly d e C o r at i v e a l b u m,

including British and continental costume, portrait, narrative,

architecture and landscape subjects, i n C l u d i n g 2 o r i g i n a l

wat e r C o l o u r s o f e l e g a n t fr e n C h i n t e r i o r s C e n e s b y g. te x i e r,

interspersed with cut-out floral, fruit and bird ornament, mostly

original watercolours, including numerous floral cartouches

containing manuscript verses and riddles, these and some captions

in English, original watercolours, 18th and early 19th century

engravings, stipple-engravings, mezzotints and lithographs, many

printed in colours or with original hand-colouring, many as cutouts

but some trimmed to the entire image, v.s., mounted on both

sides of c.75 album leaves, some with just a single large image, each

leaf c.415 x 500mm., the Texier watercolours each c.220 x 300mm.,

a few smaller leaves loosely inserted, occasional surface dirt, full

diced calf, worn, gilt-lettered label on upper board of Madame de

Bonanny, upper joint broken, oblong folio, [early 19th century].

£4,000 - £6,000

*** A handsome example of an early 19th century collector album.

Lot 199

199. Collins (Wilkie) mr. wr ay ’s Ca s h-bo x; o r, t h e ma s k a n d

t h e my s t e ry, first e d i t i o n, half-title, wood-engraved frontispiece

after John Everett Millais, 4pp. advertisements at end, 20th century

ink ownership inscription to front pastedown, half-title, title and

introduction f. stained to varying degrees, occasional spotting or

finger-marking, original cloth, gilt, spine ends and corners a little

frayed, rubbed and soiled, scarce in original cloth, 8vo, 1852.

£300 - £400

200. Gaskell (Elizabeth Cleghorn) ru t h: a no v e l, first e d i t i o n,

lacking advertisements, contemporary binders cloth, exteremities

a little worn, [Sadleir 933; Wolff 2425], 1853; Dickens (Charles)

Dombey and Son, a few marginal tears, contemporary half-calf,

spine gilt,1848; Pickwick Club, modern half-calf, corners a little

worn and bumped, 1837, first e d i t i o n s in b o o k f o r m, engraved

frontispiece, additional pictorial title and 42 plates, plates oxidized,

minor soiling throughout, occasional spotting; and two others, 8vo

& 12mo (7) £300 - £400

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Lot 200a

200a. Shelley (Percy Bysshe).- th e sh e l l e y so C i e t y, a card

announcing the first year of the society and its programme for 1886

and 3 admission tickets for a lecture, each c.90 x 120mm, all in good

condition, [1886] (4) £300 - £400

*** Scarce survivals from the inception of the society. Advertised

speakers include H.Buxton Forman and William Michael Rossetti.

Lot 201

201. Wilde (Oscar) th e sp h i n x, first e d i t i o n, o n e o f 200 C o p i e s,

decorated title and other illustrations by Charles Ricketts, printed

in green, light red and black, slight foxing, original pictorial

vellum, gilt, a little soiled and starting to bow, slight abrasion to

small patch of gilt on lower cover, [Mason 361], small 4to, 1894.

£2,500 - £3,500

*** Provenance: Alain de Suzannet (bookplate); A.J.A. Symons

(bookplate).

202. Beardsley (Aubrey) an issue o f fi v e dr aw i n g s il l u s t r at i v e

o f Ju v e n a l a n d lu C i a n, n u m b e r 91 o f 120 C o p i e s, 5 plates, loose

in printed in wrappers, wrppaers edges torn and partially repaired

with tape, folio, 1906. £200 - £300

203. Sassoon (Siegfried) me m o i r s o f a fox-hu n t i n g man, first

e d i t i o n, n u m b e r 208 o f 260 C o p i e s o n h a n d-m a d e pa p e r a n d s i g n e d

b y t h e a u t h o r, original buckram, spine faded, t.e.g., others uncut,

8vo, 1928. £600 - £800

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Lot 204

204. Ambler (Eric) Ju d g e m e n t o n de lt C h e v, first e d i t i o n, s i g n e d

b y t h e a u t h o r on title, small ink ownership inscription to endpaper,

original cloth, spine a little faded, spine ends and corners a little

bumped, light spotting, dust-jacket, spine a little darkened, splits

to joints, spine ends and corners chipped with some minor repairs,

creased at extremities, rubbed, 8vo, 1951. £500 - £700

*** As with many of Ambler’s works, this is scarce in the dustjacket

in any condition.

205. Bradbury (Ray) mo b y di C k sC r e e n p l ay, copy no.26,

typescript, 134pp., annotated throughout in a script-editor’s hand,

original stitched wrappers, rubbed, 8vo, 1954. £200 - £300

*** The script was co-written with John Houston, during one of the

first meetings between to the two men, Bradbury confessed ‘’[I’ve]

never been able to read the damned thing.’ The partnership was

allegedly a tense one, compounded by Houston’s bullying tactics

towards Bradbury.

❦ MODERN FIRST EDITIONS

Lot 206

LONDON

206. Dahl (Roald) Ja m e s a n d t h e gi a n t pe a C h, first e d i t i o n,

second issue with 4-line colophon, s i g n e d b y t h e a u t h o r on front

free endpaper beneath previous owner’s bookplate, frontispiece,

colour plates and plain illustrations by Nancy Ekholm Burkert,

original cloth, a fine copy, dust-jacket, rubbed at fore-edges and

corners with minor loss to spine ends, some marking to lower panel,

otherwise very good, 8vo, New York, 1961. £400 - £600

Lot 207

207. Dahl (Roald) Ch a r l i e a n d t h e Ch o C o l at e fa C t o ry, first

e d i t i o n, second issue with 5-line colophon, s i g n e d b y t h e a u t h o r

on front free endpaper beneath previous owner’s bookplate, plain

frontispiece and illustrations by Joseph Schindelman, original

cloth, a fine copy, dust-jacket, worn at corner-tips and spineends

with some minor loss, a few small closed tears, small stain

to foot of upper panel, otherwise very good, 8vo, New York, 1964.

£400 - £600

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Lot 208

208. Deighton (Len) th e ip C r e s s fi l e, first e d i t i o n, s i g n e d b y

t h e a u t h o r on title, original boards, spine ends and corners a

little bumped, dust-jacket, a little rubbed at head and foot, very

slight browning to head, but overall a near-fine copy, 8vo, 1962.

£800 - £1,200

*** Deighton’s first novel and the first of the ‘Harry Palmer’ series,

scarce signed.

The Property of a Gentleman

Lot 209

209. Fleming (Ian) di a m o n d s a r e fo r e v e r, first e d i t i o n, first

issue with mis-numbered contents p., s i g n e d b y tr i n a pa r k s a n d

la n a wo o d on endpaper, ink ownership inscription to endpaper,

original boards, dust-jacket, price-clipped, spine very slightly

browned, minor repairs and restorations to spine ends and corners,

a little rubbed and creased at extremities, still in effect a very good

copy, 8vo, 1956. £600 - £800

*** Trina Parks and Lana Wood played Thumper and Plenty

O’Toole in the 1971 film.

Lot 210

210. Fleming (Ian) go l d f i n g e r, first e d i t i o n, s i g n e d b y b o t h

sh i r l e y eat o n & ta n i a ma l l e t on endpaper, a.n.s. f r o m eat o n

‘yo u’r e l u C k y to h av e t h i s b o o k’ loosely inserted, ink ownership

inscription to endpaper, original boards, dust-jacket, very small

chips to spine ends, very small damp-stain to top corner of upper

panel, light surface creaing, still overall an excellent example,

1959. £500 - £700

*** Signed by the actresses who played Jill & Tilly Masterson

respectively in the 1964 film, identifying their characters.

211. Fleming (Ian) fo r yo u r ey e s on ly , first e d i t i o n, s i g n e d b y

Jo h n wy m a n a n d Jo h n mo r e n o on pastedown, original boards,

dust-jacket, coloured correction fluid covering pen marks on spine,

further correction fluid to flaps, still very good in effect, 1960; and

another, You Only Live Twice, 8vo (2) £200 - £300

Lot 212

212. Fleming (Ian) th u n d e r b a l l, first e d i t i o n, s i g n e d b y ma rt i n e

be s w iC k a n d mo l l i e pe t e r s on front pastedown, original boards,

dust-jacket, slightly rubbed at corner-tips, spine very slightly

browned, but overall a very good copy, 8vo, 1961. £350 - £450

*** Martine Beswick and Mollie Peters played Paula Caplan and

Patricia Fearing respectively.

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Lot 215

213. Fleming (Ian) th e spy who lov e d me first e d i t i o n, s i g n e d

b y ri C h a r d ki e l, Ca r o l i n e mu n r o, mi C h a e l bi l l i n g t o n a n d sh a n e

ri m m e r on endpaper, original boards, spine ends and corners dustjacket,

price-clipped, a little creased at head, slightly rubbed, still

excellent overall, 8vo, 1962. £300 - £400

*** Richard Kiel played the henchman Jaws, Caroline Munro played

Naomi, the helicopter pilot shot down by Bond, Michael Billington

played Sergei Barsov, Agent XXX’s ill-fated lover and Shane Rimmer

play submarine captain Commander Carter in the 1977 film.

214. Fleming (Ian) on her maJesty’s se C r e t se rv iC e, first e d i t i o n,

s i g n e d b y ge o r g e la z e n b y a n d te r e n C e mo u n ta i n on endpaper and

pastedown, ink ownership inscription to pastedown, original boards,

spine ends and corners a little bumped, dust-jacket, spine browned,

spine ends and corners a little chipped, a little rubbed and creased at

extremities, still a very good copy, 8vo, 1963. £250 - £350

*** Terrence Mountain played Raphael, one of Blofeld’s henchmen

in the 1969 film.

215. Fleming (Ian) th e ma n w i t h t h e go l d e n gu n, first e d i t i o n,

s i g n e d b y br i t t ek l a n d on front free endpaper, original plain

boards, small bump to lower edge of upper cover, dust-jacket by

Richard Chopping, slightly rubbed at upper fore-corners and spines

ends, but overall a very good copy, 8vo, 1965. £250 - £350

*** Britt Ekland played Bond’s assistant Mary Goodnight, a

character described by The Daily Mirror as “an astoundingly stupid

blonde British agent”.

Lot 220

LONDON

216. Fleming (Ian) oCtopussy a n d th e li v i n g day l i g h t s, first

e d i t i o n, s i g n e d b y ma rya m d’ab o a n d th o m a s wh e at l e y on ‘The

Living Daylights’ half-title, original boards, dust-jacket, no clipping,

a near fine copy, 1966; and another, the book club edition of From

Russia with Love signed by Eunice Grayson, 8vo (2) £120 - £180

*** Maryam d’Abo played Kara Milovy, Bond’s love interest and

Thomas Wheatley played Saunder’s Bond’s ally in MI6. Eunice

Gayson acted in the film version of From Russia with Love as Sylvia

Trench, Bond’s semi-regular girlfriend.

Other Properties

217. Fleming (Ian) fo r yo u r ey e s on ly , first e d i t i o n, ownership

inscription on front endleaf, original decorated boards, dust jacket

slightly worn at edges, 8vo, 1960. £300 - £400

218. Fleming (Ian) th u n d e r b a l l, owner’s bookplate and inscription

on front endpaper, 1961; You Only Live Twice, ownership inscription

on front endleaf, 1964, first e d i t i o n s; and later printings of Casino

Royale, Diamonds are Forever, and From Russia With Love §

Amis (Kingsley) The James Bond Dossier, first e d i t i o n, 1965,

original decorated boards, all but the first with dust jackets, 8vo (6)

£200 - £300

219. Fleming (Ian) th e ma n w i t h t h e go l d e n gu n, 1965;

Octopussy and The Living Daylights, 1966, first e d i t i o n s, original

boards, dust jackets, 8vo, (2) £200 - £300

220. Francis (Dick) [th e wo r k s, f r o m de a d Ce rt to un d e r

or d e r s], 42 vol., first e d i t i o n s, 14 vol. s i g n e d b y t h e a u t h o r,

original cloth or boards, dust-jackets, The Sport of Queens, jackete

a little creased and torn at head and foot; Dead Cert with ink

ownership inscription to endpaper, jacket spine a little browned,

minor repairs and restorations to spine ends and corners, light

surface creasing to lower panel; 6 vol. with jacket spines faded,

b u t o v e r a l l a n e x C e l l e n t to n e a r-f i n e s e t, 8vo, 1957-2006.

£1,000 - £1,500

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Lot 221

221. Gilot (Françoise) and Carlot Lake. life w i t h piCasso, first

en g l i s h e d i t i o n, s i g n e d g i f t insCription w i t h o r i g i n a l i n k o u t l i n e

i l l u s t r at i o n f r o m t h e a u t h o r, plates, original boards, dust-jacket,

a very good copy, 8vo, Nelson, 1965. £400 - £600

*** Françoise Gilot, lover and muse to Pable Picasso and mother

to two of his children. An accomplished artist in her own right, the

full-page ‘doodle’ depicts a sailing boat, perhaps an echo of her

painting ‘Asleep, Paloma in the Water, a Sail Boat’. The inscription

is to Mr & Mrs J.S. Gunn, both whom of worked for Thomas

Nelson & Sons, and is accompanied by a printed invitation from

the publishers to a meeting with Gilot at Claridges to celebrate this

work’s publication.

Lot 222

222. Greene (Graham) th e ma n within, first e d i t i o n, fore-edge

a little spotted, original cloth, slightly cocked, dust-jacket, spine

slightly darkened and a little frayed at head, very light surface

soiling, but overall an excllent copy, 8vo, 1929. £1,500 - £2,000

*** The author’s first novel, published when he was only twenty-five.

223. Sternberg (Josef von) th e bl u e an g e l, first e d i t i o n,

inscribed by Marlene Dietrich on title, photographic illustrations,

original boards, dust-jacket, price-clipped, lower flap also clipped,

American distributor’s label to lower panel, a fine copy, 8vo, 1968.

£300 - £400

Lot 224

224. Stoker (Bram) th e Je w e l o f se v e n sta r s, first e d i t i o n,

browning to margins with some scattered foxing, a few minor

splits and closed tears, hinges pulling, original red cloth with blind

illustration on covers and lettered in black & gilt, rubbed at edges

and worn at corners, slightly marked, spine dulled, 8vo, 1903.

£300 - £400

*** One of the rarer Stoker titles as a first edition, probably due to

the fragile nature of the production.

Lot 225

225. Thomas (Dylan) in th e Co u n t ry sl e e p, first e d i t i o n in

b o o k f o r m, original cloth, dust-jacket, top edge and base of spine

chipped, small hole to lower panel, browning, particularly to edges

and spine, New York, New Directions, 8vo, 1952. £400 - £600

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Lot 230

Lot 226

226. Tolkien (J.R.R.) th e ho b b i t, o r, th e r e a n d ba C k ag a i n,

first e d i t i o n, first impression, frontispiece, plate, illustrations and

map endpapers by the author, 2pp. advertisements, ink ownership

inscription to endpaper, original cloth, spine severely worn

with loss, corners a little bumped, fading to margins, 8vo, 1937.

£1,000 - £1,500

227. Tolkien (J.R.R.) th e ho b b i t, o r, th e r e a n d ba C k ag a i n, sixth

impression (second edition), colour frontispiece, map endpapers,

original cloth, fore-edge spotted, a little browned at head and foot,

dust-jacket, spine very slightly browned, spine ends and corners a

little frayed, short tear to foot of upper joint, small chip to foot of

upper panel, still an excellent copy overall, 8vo, 1954. £200 - £300

Lot 228

LONDON

228. Tolkien (J.R.R.) [th e lo r d o f t h e ri n g s], 3 vol., vol.I second

impression, vol. 2 & 3 first e d i t i o n s, vol.III first impression,

?second state, with slightly sagging text on p.49, but without ‘4’ at

foot, folding maps, small ink name on each front fly-leaf, original

cloth, vol.1 & 3 with dust-jackets, spines very slightly browned, a

little rubbed at extremities, but overall excellent copies, 8vo, 1954-

55. £1,500 - £2,000

229. Toole (John Kennedy) a Co n f e d e r a C y o f du n C e s, first

en g l i s h e d i t i o n, original boards, slight browning to spine, dustjacket,

a m i n t C o p y, 8vo, 1981. £300 - £400

*** a superb C o p y o f Jo h n ke n n e d y to o l e’s satiriC m a s t e r p i e C e.

Toole commited suicide in 1969, in part due to his lack of publishing

success. His mother subsequently began promoting the book, which

was finally published in 1980.

230. Wells (H.G.) th e sto l e n ba C i l l u s, first e d i t i o n, 32pp.

publisher’s catalogue dated ‘September 1895’, first 4pp. unopened,

original blue gilt-decorated cloth, slightly rubbed at corners, [Wells

6], 8vo, 1895. £400 - £600

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Lot 231

231. Campana (Giovanni Pietro) an t i C h e op e r e in pl a s t i C a

di s C o p e rt e, ra C C o lta, e di C h i a r at e, 3 parts in 2 vol., tinted

lithographed title-vignettes and 121 plates only (of 122, lacking

plate 61), all but one tinted, a couple partially hand-coloured,

some foxing and soiling, a few plates becoming loose, bookplates

of Alford House and John, Earl Brownlow, contemporary vellum

stamped in gilt and blind, spines gilt with red roan labels, rubbed,

vol.1 with splits to joints and defective at foot of spine, [Blackmer

275], folio, Rome, 1852; sold not subject to return £300 - £400

Lot 232

232. Chambers (Sir William) de s i g n s o f Chin e s e buil d i n g s,

fu r n i t u r e, dr e s s e s, ma C h i n e s a n d ut e n s i l s, first e d i t i o n, with text

in both English and French, dedication to George, Prince of Wales,

list of subscribers, 21 engraved plates and plans by Fourdrinier,

Sandby and Grignion, rather foxed and soiled, modern half morocco,

spine gilt, uncut, [Colas 592; Fowler 85; Harris 113-114], folio, for

the Author, 1757. £1,000 - £1,500

❦ ART & ARCHITECTURE

Lot 233

233. City of Bradford Technical College. te x t i l e mat e r i a l s a n d

pr o C e s s e s bo o k, 16 plates comprising 8 with fabric samples and 8

key plates, all on blue paper lettered & ruled in white mounted on

card, inked course and student name on title, original cloth, 4to, n.d.

[c.1890]. £200 - £300

Lot 234

234. Garnier (Edouard) th e so f t po r C e l a i n o f sè v r e s, half-title

and title printed in red & black, 50 chromolithographed plates with

captioned tissue guards, library markings but not affecting plates,

light stain afecting fore-edge margin of some plates, modern cloth,

folio, 1892. £700 - £900

235. il l u s t r at e d ex h i b i t o r (th e); engraved folding frontispiece,

plates, illustrations, contemporary half calf, rubbed, small split to

spine end, n.d. § Record (The) of the International Exhibition 1862,

folding engraved frontispiece, engraved title, plates, some folding,

illustrations, original calf, gilt, worn at egdes, g.e., Glasgow [&c.],

n.d., large 8vo & 4to (2) £200 - £300

236. Payne (A.H.) and W.French, publishers. pay n e’s ro ya l

dr e s d e n ga l l e ry, 2 vol., additional engraved titles, engraved

plates, tissue guards, contemporary half calf, edge wear, 4to, n.d.

£150 - £200

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Lot 237

237. Photobook.- Simmons (Owen) th e bo o k o f br e a d, first

e d i t i o n, 2 tipped-in gelatine silver prints, 8 tipped in black & white

prints, 11 (of 12) chromolithographed plates, 1 gelatine print with

some silvering to edge and narrow crease to length of left-hand edge,

1 black & white print creased, 3 prints with minor crease to lower

left-hand corner, ink recipes on half-title, ink name and newspaper

cutting mounted on title, original cloth, spine ends and corners

frayed, soiled, [Bitting p. 435; Parr & Badger, The Photobook, vol

1, 56], 4to, Maclaren & Sons, [1903]. £500 - £700

*** A real curiosity, of which Martin Parr wrote: “one of the

humblest, yet most essential of objects is catalogued as precisely,

rigorously and objectively as any work by a 1980s Conceptual

artist” (The Photobook).

Lot 238

238. Raban (Ze’ev, illustrator) sh i r ha-shirim (th e so n g o f

so l o m o n), tipped-in colour title and colour plates by Ze’ev Raban,

tissue guards, gilt endpapers, ownership panel filled in, original

blind-tooled leather with inset metal plate, plate oxidised at

edges, spine worn and splitting at head, folio, Jerusalem, 1930.

£150 - £200

Lot 239

LONDON

239. Ribbon Book.- Ci r C a 360 C o l o u r fa b r i C s a m p l e s, for medals,

clubs, schools etc., mounted on linen with mounted ms. caption

below , sheets fraying at edges, in contemporary morocco portfolio,

gilt, 4to, n.d. [late 19th century]. £400 - £600

240. Sale Catalogue.- pa rt i C u l a r s o f st o w e ho u s e new

Buckingham...By the Sale of the Temples, Monumental Columns,

Edificies, [&c.], title within pictorial title, plates and illustrations,

folding plan of the estate loosely inserted, original cloth-backed

boards, rubbed at edges, folio, 1922. £200 - £250

Lot 241

241. Sheraton (Thomas) th e Ca b i n e t-ma k e r a n d up h o l s t e r e r’s

dr aw i n g-bo o k, 3 parts in 1 vol. (without the Appendix and

Accompaniment), first e d i t i o n, engraved frontispiece with

letterpress explanatory leaf, 65 engraved plates, a few folding or

double-page, errata leaf at end, rather foxed and soiled, a few

tears to folds, with title, preliminaries and lists of subscrbers to

the 1793 edition bound in at end, modern calf ruled and stamped

in blind, old red morocco label to spine, a few marks, 4to, for the

Author, by T.Bensley, sold by J.Mathews...G.Terry [& others], 1791.

£400 - £600

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242. Stuart (James) and Nicholas Revett. th e an t i Q u i t i e s o f

at h e n s, vol.1 only (of 4), engraved title-vignette and head- & tailpieces,

70 engraved plates only (of 71, lacking plate 15 chapter

4), 2 folding, also lacking list of subscribers, some light marginal

soiling and staining, large folding view frayed and reinforced at

edges, modern half red morocco, spine gilt, uncut, very slightly

rubbed, [Blackmer 1617-1618; Fowler pp. 271-274; Harris

857], folio, John Haberkorn, 1762; sold not subject to return

£800 - £1,200

Lot 242

Lot 243

243. Vries (Hans Vredeman de) pe r s p e e C t i v e dat is de h o o C hg

h e r o e m d e Co n s t e..., 2 parts in 1, part 1 with engraved double-page

title, 2 portraits and 47 plates on 46 double-page sheets only (of

49 on 48, lacking plates 41 & 42), part 2 with engraved doublepage

title and 23 double-page plates only (of 24, lacking plate

19), Leiden, H.Hondius. [1604-05]; Variae Architecturae Formae,

engraved throughout on double-page sheets with title and 19

plates only (lacking plate13 and all after 20), Antwerp, T.Gallaeus,

1601, together in 1 vol., oblong folio bound as 4to with text leaves

folded and creased, first title with contemporary ink signature and

inscription causing hole and very creased and loose, browned, a few

tears and repairs, later half calf, worn, upper cover detached; and

another volume of architectural engravings by H.Cock after Vries,

all trimmed and mounted, 4to & oblong folio; sold not subject to

return (2) £600 - £800

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244. Newman (William) rh y m e s a n d pi C t u r e s, to illustrate the

histories of a quartern loaf, a cup of tea, and a pound of sugar, general

printed title, 36 sheets with hand-coloured illustration including

part-titles, some marking to margins, closed repaired tear to inner

margin of general title, original cloth, gilt, damp-discoloured,

worn at extremities, oblong 8vo, Griffith & Farran, n.d. [1860].

£250 - £350

245. Nielsen (Kay, illustrator).- [Asbjørnsen (Peter Christen)

and Jørgen E.Moe]. ea s t o f t h e su n a n d we s t o f t h e mo o n, 25

tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue guards, numerous

black & white illustrations and decorations, all by Kay Nielsen,

original pictorial endpapers heightened in gilt, original blue giltdecorated

cloth, slightly rubbed and bumped at edges, spine slightly

dulled, 4to, [1914]. £800 - £1,200

❦ CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Lot 245

Lot 244

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The Property of a Gentleman

Lot 246

246. Potter (Beatrix) th e ta l e o f sQ u i r r e l nu t k i n, first e d i t i o n,

first or second printing, 27 illustrations in colour including

frontispiece, juvenile pencil markings to endpapers, original

pictorial boards, pictorial label torn at edges, small puncture to

spine, spine ends and corners a little bumped, otherwise very good,

Frederick Warne and Co., 1903; and another, sixth printing of The

Tale of Peter Rabbit, 16mo (2) £200 - £300

Lot 247

247. Potter (Beatrix) th e ta i l o r o f gl o u C e s t e r, first p u b l i s h e d

e d i t i o n, first p r i n t i n g with single endpaper repeated 4 times,

coloured frontispiece and 26 plates, frontispiece loose, original

dark green pictorial boards, spine slightly faded, spine ends and

corners a little bumped, still very good overall, 16mo, Frederick

Warne and Co., 1903. £150 - £200

Lot 248

248. Potter (Beatrix) th e ta l e o f be n J a m i n bu n n y, first e d i t i o n,

first or second printing, with misspelling on p.15, 27 illustrations

in colour including frontispiece, ink inscription to half-title,

bookseller’s sticker to front pastedown, original grey pictorial

boards, spine slightly darkened, spine ends and corners a little

bumped, overall an excellent, tight copy, 16mo, Frederick Warne

and Co., 1904. £300 - £400

Lot 249

249. Potter (Beatrix) th e ta l e o f tw o ba d mi C e, first e d i t i o n, first

or second printing, 26 colour illustrations including frontispiece,

pp.10-11 a little soiled, upper hinge cracked, original red pictorial

boards, spine slightly faded, spine ends and corners a little bumped,

rubbed, 16mo, Frederick Warne and Co., 1904. £300 - £400

Lot 250

250. Potter (Beatrix) th e ta l e o f mr. Je r e m y fi s h e r, first

e d i t i o n, first or second printing, 27 coloured illustrations including

frontispiece, title and frontispiece with very small abrasion marks

to foot., ink inscription to endpaper, original grey-green pictorial

boards, spine ends and corners a little bumped, slightly rubbed,

still excellent overall, 16mo, Frederick Warne and Co., 1906.

£200 - £300

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251. Potter (Beatrix) th e ta l e o f Je m i m a pu d d l e-du C k, first

e d i t i o n, first, second or third printing, 27 colour illustrastions

including frontispiece, ink inscription to endpaper, original green

pictorial boards, spine slightly faded, original glacine dust-jacket,

spine ends and corners a little chipped and frayed, short tear to

head of upper panel, still excellent overall, 16mo, Frederick Warne

and Co., 1908. £2,000 - £3,000

*** The correct wrapper for the first edition, listing this story as

‘new book for 1908’ on the lower corner.

Other Properties

252. Spyri (Johanna) he i d i’s ea r ly ex p e r i e n C e s, vol.1 only (of

2), first en g l i s h e d i t i o n s, frontispiece and 2 plates, spotting to

front endpaper and title, original pictorial green cloth, gilt, a little

rubbed at spine ends, joints and corners, but overall a excellent

copy, g.e., 8vo, W. Swan Sonnenschein, n.d. £1,500 - £2,000

*** Very scarce, especially in such excellent condition.

Lot 251

Lot 252

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Lot 253

253. Lambarde (William) a pe r a m b u l at i o n o f ke n t, second edition,

black letter, title within attractive wide woodcut border, full-page

woodcut map of ‘Angliae Heptarchia’, woodcut initials and headpieces,

lacking folding map (supplied in good facsimile), title laid down,

some water-staining, heavier at start, contemporary mottled calf, richly

gilt spine in compartments and with later red leather label, chip at head

of spine, upper joint starting at foot, but holding firm, slightly rubbed,

[STC 15176], small 4to, Edm. Bollifant, 1596. £500 - £700

*** Provenance: Sir William Trumbull (1639-1716), statesman who

held high office as a member of the First Whig Junto.

Lot 254

254. Avity (Pierre d’) th e estates, em p i r e s, & prinCipalities o f t h e wo r l d,

first e d i t i o n in en g l i s h, fine engraved pictorial title, woodcut head-pieces

and initials, lacking 5C6 and final blank, 4Y2 and 5B1 with repair to length

of upper margin, a few ff. with small section of lower margin torn away,

some water-staining, occasional spotting, contemporary armorial calf, gilt,

spine in compartments with later gilt rule decoration, spine slightly faded,

corners a little worn, rubbed, [STC 988], folio, Adam Islip for Mathewe

Lownes and John Bill, 1615. £500 - £700

*** Includes The Levant, Middle East, The New World, Africa and China.

Provenance: Thomas Weller, 1662 (ink inscriptions to pastedown

and inner margin of title).

❦ TRAVEL & TOPOGRAPHy

The Property of a Lady

Lot 255

255. Purchas (Samuel) pu r C h a s h i s pi l g r i m a g e, o r re l at i o n s

o f t h e v v o r l d a n d t h e re l i g i o n s o b s e r u e d in a l a g e s a n d p l a C e s

d i s C o u e r e d, f r o m t h e Cr e at i o n v n t o t h i s p r e s e n t....th i s first

C o n tay n e t h a t h e o l o g i C a l l a n d g e o g r a p h i C a l l h i s t o r i e o f asia,

af r i C a, a n d am e r i C a..., third edition, historiated and decorative

woodcut initials, with initial and final blanks, small burnhole to

D6, loss of a few letters, occasional spotting, a few finger-marks,

contemporary calf, spine in compartments and with later gilt label,

joints starting, but holding firm, corners a little worn, rubbed, [STC

20507], bookplate of Charles Edward Armstrong, a very good copy,

folio, William Stansby for Henry Fetherstone, 1617. £600 - £800

Lot 256

256. Sandys (George) a r e l at i o n o f a i o u r n e y b e g u n a n: do m:

1610...Co n ta i n i n g a d e s C r i p t i o n o f t h e tu r k i s h em p i r e, o f æg y p t,

o f t h e ho ly la n d, o f t h e r e m o t e pa rt s o f ita ly ..., third edition,

engraved pictorial title, double-page map, double-page plate and

illustrations and plans within text, title trimmed to border and

laid down, lightly browned, a few spots, contemporary vellum,

spotted, [STC 21728; cf. Blackmer 1484], folio, for Ro.Allot, 1627.

£450 - £550

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Lot 257

257. Stow (John) th e su rv e y o f lo n d o n, fourth edition, woodcut

frontispiece of the arms of London, woodcut arms, title with tear

to foot and frayed at lower corner with repairs, 2O6 outer margin

torn with loss and repaired, loss of a couple of letters to side-note

verso, 4N5 lower corner torn and repaired, minor loss, some waterstaining

and spotting, lightly browned (heavier to a few ff.), 19th

century calf, rebacked, preserving original gilt backstrip, [STC

23345], folio, Elizabeth Purslovv, 1633. £350 - £450

Lot 258

258. Dugdale (William) th e an t i Q u i t i e s o f wa rw i C k s h i r e, first

e d i t i o n, engraved portrait frontispiece by Wenceslaus Hollar, title

in red and black, 5 double-page maps, 11 plates on 10 sheets,

illustrations, errata f. and ‘A Review of the errata’ f. at end, woodcut

initials and head-pieces, lacking final blank, perforated stamps

to margin of maps, occasionally encroaching just within printed

border, a few repairs to versos of plates or maps, portrait with

tear in lower margin and laid down, water-stained at start, lightly

browned, occasional spotting, a few small stains, contemporary

blind-stamped calf, later blind-stamping, rebacked, corners

repaired, [Wing D2479], folio, Thomas Warren, 1656. £650 - £750

Lot 259

LONDON

259. Schottus (Franciscus) ita ly , in i t s or i g i n a l gl o ry, ru i n e

a n d re v i va l..., translated by Edmund Warcupp, first e d i t i o n in

en g l i s h, th e de v o n s h i r e C o p y w i t h ChiswiCk ho u s e b o o k p l at e, fine

engraved additional pictorial title and 2 double-page maps / city

plans, 1 map a little closely trimmed to just outside border at outer

edges, a little light water-staining to lower margins on a few ff.,

2T1&2 lightly browned, early 19th century polished calf, gilt, gilt

spine in compartments with gilt Devonshire monogram at head and

leather label, spine slightly faded, [cf. Wing S891], folio, S.Griffin,

for H.Twyford, Tho.Dring, and I, 1660. £800 - £1,200

*** Rare at auction. We can trace only three copies offered since

1976. This appears to be a variant of the first edition Wing S891.

A copy with the same collation is present in the Bodleian. Includes

Sicily and Malta in addition to mainland Italy.

Lot 260

260. Valle (Pietro della) th e tr av e l s o f sig. pi e t r o d e l l a va l l e,

a no b l e ro m a n, i n t o ea s t-in d i a a n d ar a b i a de s e rta, first e d i t i o n

in en g l i s h, initial imprimatur f., 5 woodcut illustrations within text,

lacks folding map and 3 plates, imprimatur f. laid down and with

a few small repaired tears, title with small ink number and a few

repairs, repair to lower margin of H1, some spotting, browned,

antique style panelled calf, spine gilt, spine slightly faded, [Wing

V48A; cf. Blackmer 1712], small folio, J.Macock, for John Place,

1665. £400 - £600

*** The text consists of 54 letters written by della Valle to the

neapolitan physician Schipano duting the course of his travels

through the Holy Land, Syria, Persia and India. The greatest number

of letters are from Persia and Constantinople.

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Lot 261

261. Dugdale (Sir William) th e hi s t o ry o f st. pa u l’s Cat h e d r a l

in lo n d o n, f r o m i t s fo u n d at i o n, second edition, fine engraved

portrait frontispiece by Wenceslaus Hollar, 12 engraved plates

(most double-page) and illustrations (many full-page), some by

Wenceslaus Hollar, list of subscribers, errata f., title with some

foxing, occasional spotting or light foxing, some marginal waterstaining

to last few ff., attractive contemporary panelled calf, spine

in compartments, joints split, but holding firm, spine ends chipped,

corners a little worn, folio, George James, for Jonah Bowyer,

1716. £600 - £800

*** A good copy of Dugdale’s handsome work on St.Pauls with

striking plates and illustrations by Hollar.

Lot 262

262. Owen (John) br i ta n n i a dep i C ta o r ogi l b y imp r o v ’d fourth

edition, engraved title within historiated border and 273 road maps,

p.93 small section of outer margin neatly cut away, not touching

printed area, the odd spot or finger-mark, contemporary calf, spine

gilt, joints split, but holding firm, spine ends chipped and with gilt

rubbed, corners a little worn, small 4to, printed & sold by Tho.

Bowles, 1731. £500 - £700

Lot 263

263. Drake (Francis) eb o r a C u m: o r t h e hi s t o ry a n d an t i Q u i t i e s

o f t h e Ci t y o f yo r k, 2 parts in 1, first e d i t i o n, 60 engraved plates

and maps, some folding or double-page, illustrations, occasional

spotting or light foxing, mostly marginal, contemporary calf,

rebacked in later richly gilt calf with red morocco label, corners

worn, rubbed, folio, William Bowyer, 1736. £400 - £600

Lot 264

264. Foulis Press.- Bell (John) tr av e l s f r o m st. pe t e r s b u r g in

russia, to d i v e r s e pa rt s o f asia, 2 vol. in 1, first e d i t i o n, folding

engraved map, list of subscribers, errata f. at end, offsetting,

occasional spotting, contemporary calf, rebacked preserving

original richly gilt backstrip, some worming to lower corners,

rubbed, [Gaskell 415; Blackmer 111; Cordier, Sinica 2093], 4to,

Glasgow, Robert and Andrew Foulis, 1763. £700 - £900

*** Bell travelled throughout Russia and the east during 1715-

1738. He accompanied the embassies of Peter the Great to Isphan in

Persia in 1715-1718 and travelled to Peking through Siberia and on

to Derbent in Persia in 1719-1722.

Lot 265

265. Coryate (Thomas) Coryat’s Crudities...To which are now

added, his letters from India, 3 vol., half-titles, 8 engraved plates,

2pp. advertisements at end, contemporary calf with gilt arms

of Baron Holland to upper cover, rebacked in modern calf, gilt,

with double leather labels, corners worn, 8vo, for W.Cater, 1776.

£400 - £600

*** One of the most eccentric English travel books. Includes

Europe, the Levant, Middle East and India.

Provenance: Henry Vassall-Fox, 3rd Baron Holland (gilt arms).

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266. Gough (Richard) se p u l C h r a l mo n u m e n t s in gr e at britian,

4 parts only (of 5) in 2 vol., first e d i t i o n, 208 engraved plates (of

276), illustrations, contemporary diced russia, gilt, joints split,

spines and corners worn, rubbed, folio, J.Nichols for the author,

1786-1796. £300 - £400

Lot 267

267. Keate (George) an aC C o u n t o f t h e pe l e w is l a n d s, first

e d i t i o n, engraved portrait frontispiece, folding chart and 15 plates,

offsetting, chart with some creasing, a few small stains, occasional

spotting, later tree calf, rebacked, preserving original backstrip

with gilt ship motifs and a red morocco label, corners worn, rubbed,

[Hill p.160], 4to, for G.Nicol, 1788. £300 - £400

*** The work is based on the journals of Captain Henry Wilson,

who commanded a ship for the British East India Company. In 1783

his ship The Antelope ran onto a reef near off Ulong Island.

Lot 268

268. La Perouse (Jean François Galaup de) a vo ya g e ro u n d t h e

wo r l d in t h e ye a r s 1785, 1786, 1787, a n d 1788, 3 vol., engraved

portrait frontispiece and 40 (of 42) maps, charts and plates,

offsetting, vol.3 Chart of the Archipelago of Navigators Islands,

split at a fold and tipped-in on 2 ff., some spotting, modern half calf,

spines gilt and with red and black morocco labels, [Sabin 38963],

8vo, for J.Johnson, 1798. £1,500 - £2,000

Lot 269

LONDON

269. Ackermann (Rudolph, publisher) th e hi s t o ry o f t h e

ab b e y Ch u r C h o f st.pe t e r’s we s t m i n s t e r, it s an t i Q u i t i e s a n d

mo n u m e n t s, 2 vol., first e d i t i o n, second issue (with first plate

in vol.2 signed Pugin), half-titles, engraved portrait frontispiece

and plan, 81 hand-coloured aquatint plates, offsetting, some lighy

browning (or foxing), occasional spotting, contemporary blindstamped

and gilt calf, sympathetically rebacked, [Abbey, Scenery,

213], a very good copy, 4to, 1812. £600 - £800

Lot 270

270. Legh (Thomas) na r r at i v e o f a Jo u r n e y in eg y p t a n d t h e

Co u n t ry be y o n d t h e Cata r a C t s, first e d i t i o n, aquatint frontispiece,

engraved folding map, folding plate of script and 9 other plates,

some aquatint, offsetting, some foxing, contemporary armorial calf,

gilt, rebacked, corners worn, scuffed, 4to, 1816. £300 - £400

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Lot 271

271. Perry (Matthew Calbraith) na r r at i v e o f t h e ex p e d i t i o n o f

a n am e r i C a n sQ u a d r o n to t h e Ch i n a se a s a n d Ja pa n, vol.1 only (of

3), 90 tinted lithographed plates and 6 folding maps, some spotting

or light foxing, a few small stains, contemporary half morocco, gilt,

[Hill 1332; Sabin 30968], 4to, Washington, 1856. £350 - £450

*** Without the unlisted and often suppressed nude bathing plate at

p.405, but with the photographer plate opposite p.194 in vol.1.

Other Properties

Lot 272

272. Atlases.- Teesdale (Henry, publisher) a ne w ge n e r a l at l a s

o f t h e wo r l d, double-page engraved title with allegorical vignette,

double-page contents leaf, 1 folding and 44 double-page handcoloured

engraved maps, contemporary half morocco, worn with

damage and loss to spine, folio, 1835. £600 - £800

Lot 273

273. Australia.- Roberts (Jane) tw o ye a r s at se a, first e d i t i o n,

2 aquatint plates, contemporary half calf, gilt, rubbed,[Ferguson

1838], 8vo, 1834. £200 - £300

*** The voyage included visits to Madeira, Timor, Singapore, the

Car Nicobar Islands, Rangoon and India.

Lot 274

274. Canada.- Willis (N.P.) Ca n a d i a n sC e n e ry, 2 vol. in one,

engraved frontispiece portrait, additional engraved titles, engraved

map and 117 engraved plates, without letterpress title in vol.II,

stain affecting fore-edge margin of last 10 plates, final plate with

heavy foxing, some other occasional minor spotting, contemporary

morocco, gilt, edge wear, split at joints with separation at upper

joint, g.e., 4to, 1842. £300 - £400

Lot 275

275. Egypt.- Minutoli (Wolfardine de Schulemberg Menu von,

Baroness) 2 vol., me s so u v e n i r s d’Ég y p t e, first e d i t i o n, half-title,

hand-coloured folding frontispiece and 8 plates, some heightened in

gilt, original pictorial wrappers bound in, vol.1 text water-stained,

some spotting and staining to text of vol.2 plates generally in good

condition, later crushed half morocco, spines gilt, 12mo, Paris,

1826. £400 - £600

*** The rare first edition. The frontispiece illustrates the yearly

caravan bound for Mecca. The author had accompanied her husband,

who had been sent by the Prussian government on a scientific

mission, travelling as far as Aswan.

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276. France.- Sincerus (Jodocus) it i n e r a r i u m ga l l i æ, engraved

additional pictorial title and 22 folding town-views, some light

water-staining at head, occasional spotting, contemporary vellum,

lightly soiled, 12mo, Amsterdam, 1655. £250 - £350

Lot 277

277. India.- Keppel (Capt. George) pe r s o n a l na r r at i v e o f a

Jo u r n e y f r o m in d i a to en g l a n d, 2 vol. in 1, second edition, 2 handcoloured

lithographed costume plates, 1 folding map partly handcoloured

in outline, 1 lithographed view partly hand-tinted, some

offsetting, map foxed, occasional spotting, contemporary half calf,

gilt spine in compartments and with red leather label, corners a

little worn, rubbed, 8vo, 1827. £300 - £500

*** The author journeyed through ‘Bussorah, Bagdad, The Ruins

of Babylon, Curdistan, The Court of Persia...The Caspian Sea,

Astrakhan...Moscow, and St.Petersburg’.

ita ly

Lot 278

LONDON

278. Graham (Maria) th r e e mo n t h s pa s e d in t h e mo u n ta i n s ea s t

o f ro m e du r i n g t h e ye a r 1819, first e d i t i o n, 6 aquatint plates,

occasional spotting, contemporary half calf, spine gilt and with red

morocco label, head of spine a little chipped, corners a little worn,

rubbed, [Abbey, Travel, 168], 8vo, 1820. £300 - £400

*** A very good copy of this copy which discusses Castellaccio,

Corcolla, Poli, Capranica, Gerecomio, St.Angelo, Guadagnola,

San Cosimato, Licenza, Tivoli, Soracte, Mentorella, Sassula, Ponte

Sant Antonio, Catena, Palestrina and Tivoli, amongst other areas.

Includes the activities of local brigands.

Lot 279

279. Photographs.- eu r o p e a n tr av e l al b u m, the majority

architectural, including Italy (the majority), Egypt, France,

Germany and Belgium, c.120 albumen prints, c.192 x 265 et infra,

mounted on both sides of leaves, contemporary morocco, gilt, upper

hinge broken, rubbed, folio, 1860s-90s. £400 - £600

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Lot 280

280. Pistolesi (Erasmo) il vat i C a n o, 8 vol.,engraved titles, c.861

engraved plates, some double-page, occasional spotting or light

foxing, mostly marginal, contemporary half calf, spines gilt and

with double green leather labels, rubbed and scuffed, folio, Rome,

1829-1838. £350 - £450

*** A handsomely produced guide to the architecture and fine arts

of the Vatican.

Lot 282 Lot 283

Lot 281

281. Rome.- Nibby (Antonio) de l f o r o r o m a n o d e l l a via sa C r a

d e l l’a n f i t e at r o fl av i o, first e d i t i o n, 5 engraved plates and plans,

most folding, a few ff. lightly browned, some creasing to fore-edge,

contemporary half calf, spine gilt and with red morocco label,

corners a little worn, 8vo, Rome, 1819. £250 - £350

*** A very good copy of the only edition of this study of the

surviving temples, triumphal arches, the columns of Trajan and

Phocas and the Colosseum.

282. Rome.- Photographs.-al b u m o f ro m e , the majority

architectural and sculptural, including the Colisseum. St.Peters,

The Tivoli Gardens and Campidiglio forum, 56 albumen prints,

including 22 mammoth, c.400 x 558mm (mammoth) et infra,

contemporary half morocco, rubbed, oblong folio, c.1870s-90s.

£1,200 - £1,400

283. Ja p e n s e po s t C a r d s.- album of 72 mounted postcards of

Japanese scenes, all unused, hand-painted illustrations, original

cloth-backed lacquered boards, with mother-of-pearl onlays, oblong

4to, [c.1900]. £150 - £200

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Lot 284

284. Ca m e r a su t d i e s in ir a Q, 50 photogravures, ink ownership

inscription to endpaper, originl textured boards, rubbed and

chipped, oblong 4to, Baghdad, A.Kerim & Hasso Bros., [c.1930].

£200 - £300

Lot 285

285. Carne (John) sy r i a, t h e holy lan d, asia min o r, 3 vol., 3

additional engraved titles, 2 maps and 117 plates, by W.H.Bartlett,

occasional foxing, original morocco-backed blind-stamped cloth,

gilt, spines gilt, g.e., minor rubbing to joints and spine ends, vol. 1

worn at head of spine, 4to, [1836-38]. £300 - £400

Lot 286

LONDON

286. Carne (John) sy r i a, th e ho ly la n d, asia mi n o r, 3 vol. in

one, additional engraved titles, 117 engraved plates, ink inscription

on first additional title, one plate with small ink stain to fore-edge

margin, bookpalte of Robert Oswald Milne, contemporary half

calf, edge wear, upper cover detached, lower hinge cracked, 4to,

[1836]. £300 - £400

Lot 287

287. Norway.- Tolfrey (Frederic) Jo n e s’ gu i d e to no r w a y ,

a n d sa l m o n-fi s h e r’s po C k e t Co m pa n i o n, first e d i t i o n, tinted

lithographed frontispiece and additional pictorial title, 8 fine handcoloured

plates of flies, tissue guards, upper margin of frontispiece

and additonal pictorial title trimmed to just within printed area,

upper hinge cracked, contemporary half morocco, gilt, gilt spine

in compartments, lower compartment with split at head and with

a small section missing, corners worn, rubbed, [Heckscher 1944;

W&S p.210], 16mo, 1848. £750 - £1,000

*** The first and most acclaimed of British books about angling in

Norway.

A scarce work, issued at the instigation of J. Jones (a tackle dealer

of Jermyn Street), containing the most exquisitely hand-coloured

plates of salmon flies by J. & H. Adlard. Probably the most

accomplished of all the books of the period in which hand-coloured

flies were included (from Scotcher, 1810, to Pritt, 1885, after which

chromolithography largely took over).

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Lot 288

288. Russia.- Simpson (William) th e se at o f wa r in t h e ea s t, first [- second] series, 2 vol., 2 tinted lithographed titles with

hand-coloured vignette, 79 lithographed plates, a l l h a n d-C o l o u r e d, 36 key plates, with dedication and list of plates present,

tissue guards in first vol., first series title and dedication damp-stained at lower inner margin, one plate pulling at stitching

with small resultant tears, second series title and list of plates damp-stained to top third, title with several closed tears to edges

with repair on verso, 4 text ff. with tears to fore-edge margin, 6 plates in second vol. with closed tears to margins with repairs

on verso, 1 plate with closed tear impinging into actual image and with repair on verso causing minor ablation to next plate,

some minor marginal marking to plates especially in second vol., second series key plates browned with some foxing and minor

creasing, uniform contemporary half morocco, worn at edges, lacking backstrips, covers loose or working loose, g.e., [Abbey,

Travel, 237; Weber I, 1164], folio, 1885-86. £6,000 - £8,000

*** “These plates are indeed an impressive piece of work, not only artistically and technically, but also as pictorial reporting.

Simpson must in this way rank as an early war correspondent.” John R. Abbey, Travel in Aquatint and Lithography.

A very good copy of Simpson’s record of the Crimea war, scarce with hand-colouring.

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289. Turkey.- Ertug (Ahmet) is ta n b u l, Ca p i ta l o f em p i r e s, l i m i t e d

e d i t i o n, Ottoman-style red velvet cloth woven in Venice, a fine copy,

Istanbul, 1995; and two others, including a good facsimile version

of Melling’s Voyage Pittoresque de Constantinople..., Paris, [1969],

folio (2) £400 - £600

Lot 290

290. Cary (John) Ca ry’s ne w ma p o f en g l a n d a n d wa l e s w i t h

pa rt o f sC o t l a n d, engraved title, dedication & page of Explanations,

hand-coloured general map, 76 map sheets (numbered to 81, omitting

62/3, 71/2 & 80, all featureless parts of the ‘German Ocean’), handcoloured

in outline, all loose in original worn marbled slip-case,

4to, 1794. £300 - £400

Lot 292

Lot 291

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291. Laurie (Robert) and James Whittle. ne w tr av e l l e r’s

Co m pa n i o n, exhibiting a Complete and Correct Survey of all the

direct and principal cross roads in England, Wales and Scotland,

24 double-page hand-coloured road maps, hand-coloured borders,

some offsetting, contemporary morocco-backed boards, printed

label to upper cover, front cover becoming loose, rather worn, 8vo,

Nath. Waltman, 1806. £300 - £400

292. London.- Gaspey (William) ta l l i s’s il l u s t r at e d lo n d o n; in

Commemoration of the Great Exhibition of All Nations in 1851,

2 vol. in 4 divisions (as issued), 2 additional engraved titles, 229

views on 156 plates, including 3 folding, tissue guards, original red

cloth decorated and lettered in gilt, 8vo, John Tallis & Co., [1851].

£300 - £400

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Lot 293

293. Morris (Rev. Francis Orpen) a se r i e s o f pi C t u r e s Q u e vi e w s

o f se at s, 6 vol., 240 chromolithographed plates including additional

titles, original brown cloth decorated in gilt & black, g.e., a fine set,

4to, [c.1860]. £300 - £400

294. Morris (Rev. Francis Orpen) a se r i e s o f pi C t u r e s Q u e vi e w s

o f seat s o f t h e nob l e m e n a n d gen t l e m e n o f gr e at britain a n d

ir e l a n d, 7 vol. including volume of Facsimile Autographs of

Subscribers, all with additional wood-engraved vignette title printed

in gold and colours, 234 wood-engraved plates printed in colours

by Benjamin Fawcett after A.F.Lydon, plate-guards, occasional light

offsetting, some hinges weak, original decorative cloth, gilt, g.e., a

little frayed at spine ends and corners, 4to, William Mackenzie and

A.Clarke, [1860-80]. £200 - £300

Lot 295

295. Middiman (Samuel) se l e C t vi e w s in gr e at britain, engraved

title and 53 engraved plates, text in French and English, some light

foxing, contemporary morocco over marbled boards, gilt., oblong

4to, n.d, [1818] £150 - £200

296. Taylor (George) and Andrew Skinner. su rv e y a n d ma p s

o f t h e ro a d s o f no rt h britain, o r sC o t l a n d, engraved vignette

title and index, 61 engraved maps on both sides of 31 leaves, each

c.475 x 190mm., with 1 hand-coloured general map, maps with soft

central folds, title and index browned with small tears, general map

with large repaired tear and large section of fold splitting, otherwise

occasional minor tears, a few repaired, surface dirt, spotting and

some browning to the final 2 maps, contemporary flexible calf,

worn, folded at centre to 4to, for the Authors, 1776. £350 - £450

297. No Lot

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❦ NATURAL HISTORy AND SCIENCE

Lot 298

298. Amuchástegui (Axel) st u d i e s o f bi r d s a n d ma m m a l s o f

so u t h am e r i C a, text by Carlos Selva Andrade, n u m b e r 4 o f 50

s p e C i a l ly-b o u n d C o p i e s w i t h a n o r i g i n a l s i g n e d d r aw i n g and signed

by the artist and Sacheverell Sitwell, from an edition limited to 305,

original vellum, gilt, t.e.g., 1967; Some Birds and Mammals of

North America, text by Les Line, 1971; Some Birds and Mammals

of Africa, text by Hilary Hook, 1979, all with colour plates by

Amuchastegui, tissue guards, the last two each one of 505 copies,

original morocco-backed marbled boards, t.e.g., North America

with slightly faded spine, all with cloth slip-cases (a little rubbed),

folio, Tryon Gallery (3) £600 - £800

Lot 299

299. Badger (Mrs C.M.) wi l d fl o w e r s, 22 hand-coloured plates,

tissue-guards, short repaired tear to margin of first plate, light

finger-soiling to margins, original blind-stamped morocco, gilt, g.e.,

sympathetically rebacked, and re-cornered, 4to, New York, 1859.

£200 - £300

300. Bannerman (David Armitage) th e bi r d s o f tr o p i C a l

we s t af r i C a, 8 vol., colour plates by Frohawk, Grönvold, Lodge,

Rickman and others, tissue guards, illustrations, ex-House of Lords

library copy with stamps on front pastedowns and upper covers but

otherwise clean, original buckram, spines very slightly rubbed and

faded, [Nissen IVB 73], 4to, 1930-51. £200 - £300

The Property of a Gentleman

LONDON

301. Bannerman (David Armitage) th e bi r d s o f t h e british is l e s,

12 vol., first e d i t i o n, numerous colour plates by George E.Lodge,

captioned tissue guards, original cloth, dust-jackets, spines

browned, spine ends a little chipped, slightly rubbed, Edinburgh

& London, 1953-63 § Walpole-Bond (John) A History of Sussex

Birds, 3 vol., first e d i t i o n, ink ownership inscriptions to endpapers,

original buckram, dust-jackets, spines darkened, a few small creases

and tears to head and foot, light surface soiling, 1938 § Thorburn

(Archibald) British Birds, 4 vol., one of 250 copies, mounted colour

plates, captioned tissue-guards, light foxing to endpapers, original

cloth, spines a little rubbed and faded, 1925-26, and 15 others,

british birds, 4to & 8vo (34) £300 - £400

Lot 302

302. Bannerman (David Armitage) th e bi r d s o f t h e british is l e s,

12 vol., first e d i t i o n, numerous colour plates by George E.Lodge,

captioned tissue guards, w i t h 2 a.ls.s. f r o m t h e a rt i s t tipped in

at beginning, also invitation to exhibition of Lodge’s paintings for

vol.1 & 2 of this work and a newspaper review of the show, original

buckram, dust-jackets, a little rubbed, spines browned, one or two

small tears, 4to, Edinburgh & London, 1953-63. £250 - £350

*** In the letters Lodge mentions that Archibald Thorburn kept

jungle fowl and that he has just had a visit from Philp Rickman. He

also remarks that “...a first edition of Audubon’s Birds was sold not

long ago for £7500...”. They are addressed to “Dorothea” and dated

1953. The recipient is possibly the artist Dorothea Braby as he asks

how how her zoo alphabet is progressing.

303. Bannerman (David Armitage) and others. bi r d s o f Cy p r u s,

Edinburgh & London, 1958; Birds of the Maltese Archipelago,

Valletta, 1976; Handbook of the Birds of Cyprus, Edinburgh, 1971;

The Birds of the Balearics, London & Canberra, 1983, plates and

illustrations, some colour, original cloth or boards, the first with

upper cover slightly warped, dust-jackets, a little rubbed; and

another by the same, 8vo & 4to (5) £150 - £200

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304. Bannerman (David Armitage and W.Mary) bi r d s o f t h e

at l a n t i C is l a n d s, 4 vol.., colour plates by D.M.Raid-Henry and

others, illustrations, original cloth, dust-jackets, very slightly

rubbed but an excellent set, 4to, Edinburgh & London, 1963-68.

£200 - £300

*** Vol.4 of the first has the title History of the Birds of the Cape

Verde Islands.

Lot 305

305. Barrett (Charles G.) th e le p i d o p t e r a o f t h e british is l a n d s,

11 vol., first e d i t i o n, 504 hand-coloured lithographed plates by

R.Morgan, captioned guards, a few plates in vol.5 bound upside

down, some light foxing, original cloth, gilt, a very good set, [Nissen

236], large 8vo, 1893-1907. £750 - £1,000

Lot 304

Lot 306

306. Beebe (William) a mo n o g r a p h o f t h e ph e a s a n t s, 4 vol., first

e d i t i o n, n u m b e r 25 o f 600 C o p i e s, 90 colour plates by Thorburn,

Grönvold, Lodge, Fuertes and others, 88 photogravure plates, 20

maps, captioned tissue guards, occasional marginal foxing but a

good copy, original cloth, t.e.g., very slightly rubbed, [Anker 31;

Nissen IVB 84], large 4to, 1918-22. £1,500 - £2,000

307. Bewick (Thomas) wo r k s, 5 vol., limited edition signed

by the publisher, Memorial edition, illustrations, bookplate to

pastedowns, original half morocco, gilt, rubbed, vol.1 a little soiled,

Bernard Quaritch, 1885-87; and 16 others, natural history, 8vo (21)

£150 - £200

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Lot 308

308. Cade (Tom J.) th e fa l C o n s o f t h e wo r l d, n u m b e r 6 o f 35

s p e C i a l ly-b o u n d C o p i e s w i t h a n o r i g i n a l s i g n e d p e n C i l d r aw i n g o f a

p e r e g r i n e, full-page colour illustrations by R.David Digby, original

half green morocco, spine gilt in compartments with falcon motifs,

slip-case, 1982; and a facsimile reprint of Schlegel & Verster de

Wulverhorst’s Traité de Fauconnerie of 1844, 4to (2) £200 - £300

309. Chalmers (Patrick R.) bi r d s as h o r e a n d a-f o r e s h o r e,

n u m b e r 45 o f 150 C o p i e s s i g n e d b y t h e a u t h o r a n d a rt i s t,

illustrated by Winifred Austen, original half morocco, t.e.g., others

uncut, spine slightly faded, 1935 § Arnold (E.C.) British Waders,

n u m b e r 8 o f 50 C o p i e s s i g n e d b y t h e a u t h o r/a rt i s t, illustrated by

the author, bookplate and presentation label of Robert Washington

Oates with faint ink stamp at foot of title, original vellum-backed

cloth, gilt, t.e.g., others uncut, Cambridge, 1924 § Pollard (Hugh

B.C.) Wildfowl & Waders: Nature & Sport in the Coastlands, one of

950 copies, illustrated by Frank Southgate, some spotting, original

vellum-backed boards, t.e.g., 1928, plates and illustrations, many

colour, the first and last with light spotting, 4to (3) £200 - £300

Lot 310

310. Ching (Raymond).- Snow (David) and others. ray m o n d

Ch i n g: th e bi r d pa i n t i n g s..., number 341 of 360 copies signed by

the artist and with a numbered and signed print loosely inserted,

colour plates, original tan morocco, g.e., cloth slip-case, folio,

1978. £150 - £200

Lot 311

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311. Couch (Jonathan) a hi s t o ry o f t h e fi s h e s o f t h e british

is l a n d s, 4 vol., 252 wood-engraved plates printed in colours by

Benjamin Fawcett after A.F.Lydon, tissue guards, illustrations,

some foxing, mostly affecting text or plate margins, plates generally

bright and clean, original pictorial blue cloth, gilt, spines a

little rubbed and darkened, [Nissen 979], large 8vo, 1877-78.

£500 - £700

312. Darwin (Charles, editor) th e zo o l o g y o f t h e vo ya g e o f

h.m.s.be a g l e d u r i n g t h e ye a r s 1832-1836, 5 parts in 3 vol.,

number 258 of 750 facsimile reprints, plates, some colour, some

double-page or folding, original morocco-backed cloth, spines gilt,

4to, Wellington, 1980. £200 - £300

Lot 313

313. Dixon (Charles) th e ga m e bi r d s a n d wi l d fo w l o f t h e british

is l a n d s, second, enlarged edition, l a r g e pa p e r C o p y, 41 mounted

colour plates after Charles Whymper (numbered 1-40, without plate

35 but with two bis plates as issued), most chromolithographed,

original vellum-backed pictorial cloth, g.e., slightly rubbed but an

excellent copy, [Nissen IVB 253], 4to, Sheffield, 1900. £200 - £300

*** There were 35 subscribers to the large paper issue.

314. Elliot (D.G.) no rt h am e r i C a n sh o r e bi r d s, 1895; The

Gallinaceous Game Birds of North America, 1897; The Wild Fowl

of the United States, 1898, one of 100 copies, the first out-of-series,

plates, captioned tissue-guards, bookplates, original cloth, t.e.g.,

others uncut, a little darkened and soiled, New York § Audubon

(John James) The Original Water-Colour Paintings... for The Birds of

America, 2 vol., colour plates, original buckram, slip-case, Michael

Joseph, 1966; and 3 others similar, 4to & 8vo (8) £200 - £300

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315. Forshaw (Joseph) and William T.Cooper. pa r r o t s o f t h e

wo r l d, Garden City, N.Y., 1973; The Birds of Paradise and Bower

Birds, reprint, Sydney, 1979 § Brown (Leslie) Birds of the African

Bush, number 276 of 295 copies signed by the author and artist,

colour plates by Rena Fennessy, original pictorial roan, gilt,

transparent dust-jacket, slip-case, 1975, the first two with colour

plates by William T.Cooper, original cloth with dust-jackets, the

second also with slip-case, folio (3) £300 - £400

Lot 316

316. Forshaw (Joseph) and William T.Cooper. au s t r a l i a n

pa r r o t s, 2 vol., second, revised edition, number 991 of 1000 copies

signed by the author and artist, full-page illustrations by William

T.Cooper, many colour, original green morocco, upper covers inlaid

with colour illustration of parrot, spines blocked in silver, together

in original cloth box with hinged lid (a little rubbed and faded),

folio, Melbourne, 1980. £200 - £300

Lot 317

317. Forshaw (Joseph) and William T.Cooper. ki n g f i s h e r s a n d

re l at e d bi r d s, 6 vol., first e d i t i o n, one of 1000 copies signed by the

author and artist (a mixed set), colour plates by William T.Cooper,

illustrations, original half gilt, housed in three cloth drop-back

boxes with morocco labels to lids and spines, one corner slightly

bumped, folio, Melbourne, 1983-1994. £2,000 - £3,000

Lot 318

318. Fulton (Robert) th e il l u s t r at e d bo o k o f pi g e o n s, with

standards for judging, edited by Lewis Wright, first e d i t i o n,

50 chromolithographed plates after J.W. Ludlow, tissue guards,

illustrations, frontispiece lightly offset on title, original pictorial

cloth, gilt, a little rubbed, rebacked preserving original gilt spine,

4to, [1874-76]. £200 - £300

Lot 319

319. Godman (Frederick du Cane) a mo n o g r a p h o f t h e pe t r e l s,

bound from the original 5 parts, first e d i t i o n, n u m b e r 88 o f 225

C o p i e s, 106 hand-coloured lithographed plates by Keulemans,

text with very occcasional marginal foxing, plates very clean but

lightly offset on facing leaves, bookplate of Stephenson R.Clarke,

bound in contemporary pictorial olive morocco, gilt, spine gilt in

compartments with petrel motifs and four raised bands, t.e.g., others

uncut, original part wrappers bound in at end, slightly rubbed, spine

faded, a very good copy, [Anker 163; Nissen IVB 356], 4to, 1907-

10. £2,000 - £3,000

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Lot 320

320. Gray (George Robert) a fa s C i C u l u s o f t h e bi r d s o f Ch i n a,

first e d i t i o n, 12 hand-coloured lithographed plates by William

Swainson, some very light marginal soiling, original clothbacked

boards, printed label on upper cover, rubbed, an excellent

copy, [Fine Bird Books p.103; Nissen IVB 389], 4to, [1871].

£500 - £700

*** Intended to illustrate a work on the birds of China which never

came to fruition.

Lot 321

321. Harrison (J.C.).- Evans (David) th e bi r d s o f pr e y o f t h e

british is l a n d s, number 91 of 275 copies signed by the artist, 20

tipped-in colour plates by J.C.Harrison, original half morocco,

t.e.g., folio, Kingston Deverill, 1980. £300 - £400

Lot 322

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322. Lilford (Thomas L. Powys, 4th Baron) Co l o u r e d fi g u r e s o f

t h e bi r d s o f t h e british is l a n d s, 7 vol. bound from the original 36

parts, first e d i t i o n, list of subscribers, photogravure portrait and

421 chromolithographed or hand-coloured lithographed plates,

mostly after Thorburn and Keulemans, mounted on linen stubs

throughout, a very clean set, contemporary half green morocco with

original part wrappers bound in at ends, spines gilt, t.e.g., others

uncut, slightly rubbed, spines faded with small nick to head of vol.1,

[Anker 308; Fine Bird Books, p.119; Nissen IVB 563], large 8vo,

1885-97. £1,800 - £2,200

323. Lowe (Edward Joseph) fe r n s: british a n d ex o t i C, 8 vol.,

466 coloured plates, plate-guards, contemporary half morocco, gilt,

1867-69; A Natural History of British Grasses, 74 coloured plates,

light offsetting, bookplate to pastedown, contemporary half calf,

rubbed and scuffed, 1858; Beautiful Leaved Plants, 60 coloured

plates, plate-guards, contemporary half morocco, rubbed, 1868;

and 4 others, ferns, 8vo (14) £200 - £300

324. Martyn (Thomas) th i rt y-ei g h t pl at e s...to il l u s t r at e

li n n æ s’s sy s t e m o f ve g e ta b l e s, 37 hand-coloured engraved

plates, contemporary ink inscriptions to endpaper and pastedown,

original boards, spine chipped, for B. and J. White, 1794 § Meyrick

(William) The New Family Herbal, engraved frontispiece and 14

hand-coloured plates, damp-staining to frontispiece, contemporary

ink inscription, contemporary tree-calf, rebacked, Birmingham, 1790

§ Hill (Sir John) The Family Herbal, 54 hand-coloured engraved

plates, some ff. working loose, General Index in a contemporary

hand bound in at end, hinges repaired, contemporary mottled calf,

a little rubbed and scuffed, Bungay, [1812]; and 21 others, botany,

8vo (24) £200 - £300

325. Meinertzhagen Birds of Arabia, 1954; Pirates and Predators,

1959; The Life of a Boy: Daniel Meinertzhagen 1925-1944, 1947,

first e d i t i o n s, colour plates, illustrations, original cloth, dustjackets,

a little rubbed and frayed at edges, Edinburgh & London;

and another about Meinertzhagen, 4to & 8vo (4) £180 - £220

326. Meinertzhagen (Col. Richard) bi r d s o f ar a b i a, number 8

of 305 de luxe reprints, tipped-in colour plates, contemporary half

green morocco, spine gilt in compartments with bird and palm tree

with crossed swords motifs, t.e.g., folio, 1980. £200 - £300

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Lot 327

327. Millais (John Guille) th e nat u r a l hi s t o ry o f t h e british

su r fa C e-fe e d i n g du C k s, first e d i t i o n, n u m b e r 505 o f 600 l a r g e

pa p e r C o p i e s, additional pictorial title, 6 photogravure plates, 41

colour plates (of which 13 chromolithographed) by Millais and

Thorburn, and 18 uncoloured plates on 25 sheets, some woodengraved,

tissue guards, original cloth, t.e.g., others uncut, very

slightly rubbed at edges, [Anker 340; Nissen IVB 635], large 4to,

1902. £350 - £450

328. Millais (John Guille) th e ma m m a l s o f gr e at britain a n d

ir e l a n d, 3 vol., limited edition, plates, some colour, tissue guards,

original buckram-backed cloth, gilt, spines faded, corners bumped,

t.e.g., 4to, 1904-6. £150 - £200

Lot 329

329. Millais (John Guille) th e nat u r a l hi s t o ry o f british ga m e

bi r d s, first e d i t i o n, n u m b e r 502 o f 550 C o p i e s, 18 colour plates

by Millais and Thorburn (all but 4 by Thorburn), 18 other plates,

all but one photogravure, tissue guards, original buckram-backed

cloth, t.e.g., spine lightly faded, lower corners bumped, [Nissen IVB

636], large 4to, 1909. £400 - £600

Lot 330

330. Millais (John Guille) british di v i n g du C k s, 2 vol., first

e d i t i o n, n u m b e r 423 o f 450 C o p i e s, 81 plates on 74 sheets (39 colour,

14 photogravure and 21 collotype) by Thorburn, Dixon, Grönvold

and Millais, tissue guards, original red buckram, t.e.g., slightly

mottled, spines a little faded, [Anker 342; Nissen IVB 633], large

4to, 1913. £500 - £700

331. Morris (Rev. Morris Orpen) a hi s t o ry o f british bi r d s,

6 vol., first e d i t i o n, 358 colour-printed wood-engraved plates,

some finished by hand, occasional light foxing, contemporary half

morocco, gilt, spines gilt, g.e., a little rubbed, [Anker 346; Nissen

645], 1851-57; A Natural History of the Nests and Eggs of British

Birds, 3 vol., second edition, 232 colour-printed wood-engraved

plates, plate-guards, ink inscriptions and stamps to endpapers,

original pictorial cloth, gilt, spine ends and corners a little

bumped, spines a little split at head, [Nissen 646], 1875, 8vo (9)

£200 - £300

332. Morris (Rev. Morris Orpen) a nat u r a l hi s t o ry o f british

mo t h s, 4 vol., 132 hand-coloured lithographed plates, plateguards,

vol. 1 some ff. becoming loose, hinges repaired, original

pictorial cloth, gilt, spines a little darkened, library numbers to foot

of spines, a little rubbed, 1872; A History of British Butterflies, third

edition, 72 colour-printed wood-engraved plates, some finished

by hand, occasional spotting, original pictorial cloth, gilt, faded

at spine and margins, spine ends chipped, 1870 § Kirby (W.F.)

European Butterflies and Moths, pe t e r sC o t t’s C o p y with his ink

stamp to endpaper, 55 chromolithographed plates, tissue guards,

ink annotations to plates (?in Scott’s hand), pencil tracings to

tissue-guards (?by Scott), bookplate to pastedown, original pictorial

cloth, gilt, rubbed, 1898; and another, butterflies, 8vo & 4to (7)

£200 - £300

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Lot 333

333. Nicoll (Michael) bi r d s o f e g y p t, edited by Col.R.Meinertzhagen,

2 vol., portrait frontispiece, 3 folding colour maps, 37 plates,

31 colour after G.E.Lodge, Roland Green and H.Grönvold,

illustrations, portrait foxed, occasional marginal spotting but a

good copy, original cloth, gilt, uncut, very slightly rubbed, [Anker

363; Nissen IVB 675; Wood p.492], 4to, 1930. £200 - £300

Lot 334

334. Rickman (Philip) [tw o sk e t C h b o o k s] containing c.200 pp. of

field sketches of birds, most pencil drawings, one watercolour, with

a few notes, A.L.s. to Rickman loosely inserted, a few leaves loose,

one original cloth, worn, lacking upper cover, the other disbound,

together in modern half green morocco drop-back box, 8vo, n.d.

£300 - £400

Lot 335

LONDON

335. Rickman (Philip) a bi r d-pa i n t e r’s sk e t C h bo o k, 1931; Bird

Sketches and Some Field Observations, 1938, numbers 37 of 125

and 1 of 250 copies respectively signed by the author/artist a n d

w i t h a n o r i g i n a l p e n C i l d r aw i n g at foot of frontispieces, plats

and illustrations, some colour, the first with foxing to frontispiece,

original vellum-backed cloth, t.e.g., very slightly marked or faded,

4to (2) £200 - £300

Lot 336

336. Rickman (Philip) a se l e C t i o n o f bi r d pa i n t i n g s a n d

sk e t C h e s, number 295 of 500 copies signed by the artist, mounted

photographic portrait and colour plates by Rickman, tissue guards,

illustrations, w i t h a n a d d i t i o n a l s i g n e d s h e e t o f p e n C i l d r aw i n g s o f

b i r d s on both sides mounted on stub at beginning, original pictorial

half green morocco, gilt, spine gilt in compartments with bird

motifs, g.e., spine and slip-case both a little faded, folio, Holt, 1979.

£300 - £400

337. Rickman (Philip).- Pollard (H.B.C.) british & am e r i C a n

ga m e -bi r d s, n u m b e r 99 o f 125 C o p i e s o n h a n d-m a d e pa p e r a n d

w i t h a s i g n e d p e n C i l s k e t C h b y t h e a rt i s t, original pigskinbacked

buckram, t.e.g., others uncut, 1945; Game Birds: Rearing,

Preservation and Shooting, number 22a of 99 copies signed by

the author and artist, 1929; The Gun Room Guide, number 32 of

225 copies signed by the author, 1930, all with colour plates and

illustrations by Philip Rickman, captioned tissue guards, the last

two with some foxing, original vellum-backed buckram, t.e.g.,

others uncut, slightly rubbed, 4to & 8vo £200 - £300

338. Scott (Peter) wi l d Ch o r u s, jacket spine a little darkened, tape

repairs to spine ends and corners verso, tear to head of lower panel,

still excellent, slip-case, rubbed, New York, 1938; Morning Flight,

bookplate to pastedowns, jacket with tape repairs to head and foot,

rubbed and soiled, New York, 1935, l i m i t e d e d i t i o n s s i g n e d b y t h e

a u t h o r, plates, original cloth, dust-jackets § Thorburn (Archilbald)

Handcoloured Photogravures, 5 hand-coloured photogravures,

modern morocco-backed cloth with red morocco label, [c.1903];

and 2 others, illustrated bird books, 4to (5) £300 - £400

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339. Shaw (George) ge n e r a l zo o l o g y, 14 vol. in 28, engraved

vignette titles and 1218 plates, foxing, offsetting, some waterstaining,

mostly to vol.13 and vol.14 part 1, later 19th century

half green morocco, spines gilt in compartments with floral motifs,

slightly rubbed, spines a little faded but overall an attrractive set,

[Nissen IVB 870], 8vo, 1800-26. £1,000 - £1,500

Lot 340

340. Shelley (G.E.) a ha n d b o o k to t h e bi r d s o f eg y p t, first

e d i t i o n, 14 hand-coloured lithographed plates by Keulemans,

Ch a r l e s wh y m p e r’s C o p y with his pencil signature at head of title and

annotations to text, also with a few additional plates by Keulemans

bound in (hand-coloured lithographs or chromolithographs),

bookplate of Whymper and Robert Washington Oates, original

blind-stamped red cloth, rebacked preserving original spine, a little

rubbed and stained, [Nissen IVB 872], 8vo, 1872. £250 - £350

Lot339

341. Sitwell (S.), Handasyde Buchanan & James Fisher. fi n e

bi r d bo o k s 1700-1900, number 180 of 295 copies signed by the

authors, 38 plates including 16 colour (1 folding), tissue guards,

original half morocco, marbled board slip-case (a little rubbed),

folio, 1953. £300 - £500

Lot 342

342. Sweet (Robert) th e british wa r b l e r s. an aC C o u n t o f t h e

ge n u s sy lv i a, 16 hand-coloured engraved plates by E.D.Smith,

tissue guards, with contemporary manuscript list of warblers bound

in after title, text a little browned with some offsetting from plates

but plates clean and bright, modern calbacked marbled boards,

[Nissen 919], 8vo, for the Author, 1823. £250 - £350

*** Apparently complete with 44pp. including ‘Additional Remarks’

as in Casey Wood and the Fattorini copy.

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343. Thorburn (Archibald) british bi r d s, 5 vol. including

supplement, first e d i t i o n, n u m b e r 70 o f 105 l a r g e pa p e r C o p i e s,

82 mounted colour plates by Thorburn, tissue guards, faint ink

signature stamp to titles and a few other leaves, vol.1-4 original

red cloth, t.e.g., a little rubbed and marked, supplement original

wrappers, ink signature and a few notes to upper cover, slightly

frayed at edges, a good set, [Anker 508; Nissen IVB 938], large 4to,

1915-16-18.q £1,500 - £2,000

344. Thorburn (Archibald) bi r d s o f pre y, o n e o f 150 s e t s o f

p r o o f s, 12 colour plates by Thorburn, e a C h s i g n e d b y h i m in p e n C i l

and with small stamp to lower margin as issued, mounted on linen

stubs throughout, title lightly foxed, title and all text leaves with

2 holes punched in upper inner or outer corner where previously

held together with tie, bound in modern green morocco, boards with

double gilt rule and Greek key border, title in gilt on upper cover,

spine gilt with head of bird of prey at head and foot, spine very

slightly faded, with the original borad portfolio in which the plates

were issued (a little worn), 4to, 1919. (2) £3,500 - £4,500

*** A handsome copy of the scarcest of Thorburn’s works.

345. Thorburn (Archibald) a nat u r a l i s t’s sk e t C h bo o k, first

e d i t i o n, n u m b e r 50 o f 105 l a r g e pa p e r C o p i e s, 60 mounted plates

by Thorburn, some colour, tissue guards, original red cloth, t.e.g.,

lower cover very slightly bowed, [Anker 509; Nissen IVB 940],

large 4to, 1919. £300 - £400

Lot 344

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346. Thorburn (Archibald) british ma m m a l s , 2 vol., first e d i t i o n,

n u m b e r 57 o f 155 l a r g e pa p e r C o p i e s, 50 mounted colour plates

by Thorburn, tissue guards, endpapers foxed, especially in vol.1,

original red cloth, t.e.g., lightly mottled, a few marks to upper cover

of vol.2, [Nissen ZBI 4128], large 4to, 1920-21. £500 - £700

347. Thorburn (Archibald) british ma m m a l s , 50 colour plates by

Thorburn, [Nissen ZBI 4128], 1920-21; A Naturalist’s Sketch Book,

60 plates by Thorburn, some colour, [Nissen IVB 940], 1919, tissue

guards, uniform original red cloth, t.e.g., slightly rubbed or faded,

4to (3) £250 - £350

Lot 348

348. Thorburn (Archibald) ga m e bi r d s a n d wi l d-fo w l o f

gr e at britain a n d ir e l a n d, first e d i t i o n, n u m b e r 54 o f 155

l a r g e pa p e r C o p i e s, 30 mounted colour plates by Thorburn, tissue

guards, original red cloth, t.e.g., a little rubbed and marked,

rebacked preserving original spine, [Nissen IVB 939], folio, 1923.

£400 - £600

349. Thorburn (Archibald) bi r d s o f pr e y, n u m b e r 19 o f 150

C o p i e s, facsimile reprint of the 1919 edition, 12 mounted colour

plates by Thorburn, original half green morocco, gilt, t.e.g.,

others uncut, cloth slip-case, 4to, Lamarsh, Iain Grahame, 1985.

£300 - £400

350. Whymper (Charles) eg y p t i a n bi r d s..., n u m b e r 86 o f 100

l a r g e pa p e r C o p i e s s i g n e d b y t h e a u t h o r, tipped-in colour plates,

original pictorial white cloth, gilt, t.e.g., others uncut, very slightly

rubbed and soiled but a good copy, [Nissen IVB 986], 1909; and a

copy of the ordinary edition, 4to (2) £200 - £300

351. Yarrell (William) a hi s t o ry o f british fi s h e s, 3 vol. including

supplement, illustrations, bookplate to pastedowns, original cloth,

spine ends and corners bumped, [W&S pp.243-4], Van Voorst, 1836-

39; A History of British Birds, 3 vol., illustrations, contemporary

calf, rebacked, a little scuffed, 1843; and another by the same, 8vo

& 4to (7) £150 - £200

*** “Indispensable in every English angler’s library as a work of

reference.” - Westwood & Satchell.

352. Bibliography.- Nissen (Claus) die i l l u s t r i e rt e n vo g e l b u C h e r,

dust-jacket, Stuttgart, 1953; Die botanische Buch-illustration...

zweite Auflage, Stuttgart, 1966; Die zoologische Buch-illustration,

2 vol., Stuttgart, 1966-78 § Sitwell (Sacheverell) Great Flower

Books, dust-jacket, plates, 1990; Fine Bird Books, plates, dustjacket,

1990, original cloth; and 3 others, natural history reference,

4to & 8vo (9) £150 - £200

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wh a l e s, wh a l i n g a n d vo ya g e s

The Property of the late Sidney Brown, 1923-2010

LONDON

Sidney Brown was regarded as one of the most active scientists working on whales in the 1960s and 70s. He was particularly known for

work on the distribution of whales, and the techniques of whale observation.

He worked for a number of different government funded units on whale research, combining periods in the field with writing scientific

papers (of which he wrote over 120). He was a whaling inspector first in 1963, at South Georgia in the Falkland Islands, where he lived at

the whaling station at Grytviken for 4 months, He was a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission from

1956 and Co-ordinator of the Commission’s international whale marking scheme.

He was a great collector of books and his passion for natural history, whaling (including its history) as well as travel and exploration are

reflected in his book collection.

353. Andrews (Roy Chapman) wh a l e hu n t i n g w i t h gu n a n d

Ca m e r a , New York & London, 1916 § Murdoch (W.G.Burn)

Modern Whaling & Bear-Hunting, 1917 § Verrill (A.Hyatt) The

Real Story of the Whaler, New York & London, 1916 § Jenkins

(J.T.) A History of the Whale Fisheries, heavily foxed, 1921 §

Morley (F.V.) and J.S.Hodgson. Whaling North and South, 1927,

plates and illustrations, original cloth, the first three pictorial gilt,

rubbed, most spines a little faded, the first slightly stained; and c.75

others on whaling, 8vo & 4to (c.80) £150 - £200

Lot 354

354. Beale (Thomas) th e nat u r a l hi s t o ry o f t h e sp e r m wh a l e...

to which is added, a sketch of a South-Sea Whaling Voyage, second

edition, first issue with preliminaries to p.vi in roman, half-title,

3 wood-engraved plates, tissue guards, list of subscribers, 4pp.

publisher’s catalogue tipped in at end, occasional spotting or light

soiling, lower hinge weak, original blind-stamped cloth, uncut,

rubbed and a little stained, wear and splits to joints, [Ferguson

2709; Sabin 4108; Spence 105], 8vo, 1839. £300 - £400

*** Classic whaling account first published under the title A Few

Observations on the Natural History of the Sperm Whale, this

greatly enlarged version was the edition used and annotated by

Herman Melville prior to writing Moby Dick.

355. Beale (Thomas) th e nat u r a l hi s t o ry o f t h e sp e r m wh a l e...,

second edition, first issue, half-title, 3 wood-engraved plates, tissue

guards, list of subscribers, 4pp. publisher’s catalogue tipped in

at end, occasional spotting, upper hinge weak, [Ferguson 2709;

Sabin 4108; Spence 105], 1839 § Hamilton (Robert) Mammalia:

Amphibious Carnivora, Naturalist’s Library vol.XXV (Seals etc.),

engraved portrait and additional vignette title, 31 engraved plates,

most hand-coloured, [c.1843] § Leslie (Sir John) and others.

Narrative of Discovery and Adventure in the Polar Seas and

Regions...and an account of the Whale-Fishery, fifth edition, folding

engraved map, additional vignette title, wood-engraved plates and

illustrations, Edinburgh, 1845 § Lamont (James) Seasons with the

Sea-Horses, wood-engraved plates, folding hand-coloured map (a

little stained), contemporary half calf, spine gilt, 1861, occasional

spotting, all but the last original cloth, the first with upper joint split

and small tear to spine, the second a little stained, all rubbed; and

another, 8vo et infra (5) £300 - £400

356. Bennett (Frederick D.) na r r at i v e o f a wh a l i n g vo ya g e

r o u n d t h e gl o b e f r o m t h e y e a r 1833-1836, 2 vol., Amseterdam &

New York, 1970 § Porter (Capt. David) Journal of a Cruise made to

the Pacific Ocean, 2 vol., Upper Saddle River, NJ, 1970 § Forster

(H., editor) The Cruise of the “Gipsy”: The Journal of John Wilson,

Surgeon on a Whaling Voyage to the Pacific Ocean 1839-1843,

Fairfield, 1991 § Druett (Joan, editor) “She Was a Sister Sailor”:

The Whaling Journals of Mary Brewster 1845-1851, Mystic, Ct.,

1992 § Smith (C.E.) From the Deep of the Sea, being the Diary...,

1922 §, the first two facsimile reprints, plates and illustrations,

original cloth or rexine, the last two with dust-jackets, the last with

spine browned; and c.30 others, whaling journals etc., 8vo & 4to

(c.35) £150 - £200

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Lot 357

357. Bonnaterre (Pierre Joseph, Abbé) ta b l e a u en C y C l o p É d i Q u e

e t mÉ t h o d i Q u e d e s tr o i s rè g n e s d e l a nat u r e : Ce t o l o g i e, 12

engraved plates, 2 double-page, water-stained, faint old library

stamp on title, disbound and loose, Paris, Pancoucke, 1789 §

Flower (W.H., editor) Recent Memoirs on the Cetacea by Professors

Eschricht, Reinhardt and Lilljeborg, 6 lithographed plates, some

foxing, oriignal cloth-backed limp boards, paper label on upper

cover worn, Ray Society, 1866 § Memoirs of the American Museum

of Natural History, New Series, Vol.I Part VI: Monographs of the

Pacific Cetacea II: The Sei Whale, plates and illustrations, folding

table, apparently complete but for explanation of plates at end,

disbound but with detached trimmed upper wrapper, [New York],

1916 § Kellogg (Remington) A Review of the Archaeoceti, plates,

original printed wrappers, Washington, DC, 1936 § Gray (John

Edward) Catalogue of Seals and Whales in the British Museum,

second edition, illustrations, original cloth, 1866 § Harmer (S.F.)

and F.C.Fraser. Report on Cetacea stranded on the British Coasts

during 1913 [-1947], No.1-9 & 11-14 only, maps, original printed

wrappers, some spines frayed, 1914-53, all rubbed or worn; and a

small quantity of others, similar, and some ephemera, prints, charts,

newspaper cuttings etc. concerning whales and whaling including

issues of The Daily Advertiser for Jan.23rd & Feb.27th 1772

containing mention of the invention of the harpoon gun and its early

trials, v.s. (sm.qty) £300 - £500

358. Brewington (M.V. & Dorothy) ke n d a l l wh a l i n g mu s e u m:

pa i n t i n g s [and] pr i n t s, 2 vol., Sharon, 1965-69 § Martin (Kenneth

R.) Whalemen’s Paintings and Drawings: Selections from the

Kendall Whaling Museum Collection, Sharon, 1983 § Flayderman

(E.N.) Scrimshaw and Scrimshanders, New Milford, Ct., 1972

§ Meyer (C.R.) Whaling and the Art of Scrimshaw, New York,

1976 § Frank (Stuart M.) Dictionary of Scrimshaw Artists [and]

More Scrimshaw Artists, 2 vol., Mystic, Ct., 1991-98, plates

and illustrations, some colour, original cloth with dust-jackets,

some a little rubbed; and 3 others on scrimshaw, 4to & 8vo (10)

£150 - £200

359. Bullen (Frank T.) th e Cr u i s e o f t h e “Ca C h a l o t”: ro u n d t h e

wo r l d a f t e r sp e r m wh a l e s, 1898; The Log of a Sea-Waif, 1899;

Sea-Wrack, 1903; Creatures of the Sea, 1904; Our Heritage the

Sea, 1906, first e d i t i o n s, plates, some ffoxing, original cloth, the

first two pictorial gilt, rubbed; and 11 others by the same, some

duplicates or later editions, 8vo (16) £150 - £200

Lot 360

360. Cuvier (Georges L.C., Baron) de l’histoire nat u r e l l e d e s

CÉ ta C É s, half-title, 24 engraved plates, some printed in sepia, 12

hand-coloured or partly so, text foxed, contemporary moroccobacked

marbled boards, spine gilt, slightly rubbed, 8vo, Paris,

1836. £250 - £350

361. di s C o v e ry re p o rt s, issued by the Discovery Committee,

Colonial Office, London, on behalf of the Government of the

Dependencies of the Falkland Islands, c.95 parts only, some of

the later volumes complete, maps, charts, plates, illustrations and

tables, most original printed wrappers, a few spines browned, some

together in original cloth folders, one or two spines faded, the last

few parts original cloth, Cambridge, 1929-1973; and some other

related items and a few duplicates, 4to; sold not subject to return

(c.120) £400 - £600

*** Concerning the natural history of the Southern Ocean and

Antarctica and including many works on whales and whaling.

362. Ellis (Richard) me n a n d wh a l e s, New York, 1991; Dolphins

and Porpoises, 1983 § Matthews (L.H.) The Whale, 1968 § Egmond

(F.) and Peter Mason, editors. The Whale Book: Whales and other

marine animals as described by Adriaen Coenen in 1585, 2003 §

Williams (Heathcote) Whale Nation, 1988 § Slijper (E.J.) Whales,

second edition, 1979 § Jones (M.L.) and others. The Gray Whale,

Eschrichtius robustus, Orlando, 1984, illustrations, many colour,

original cloth or boards, all but the last with dust-jackets, one or

two slightly rubbed; and a quantity of others on whales, dolphins

and porpoises, v.s. (c.100) £200 - £300

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363. Goode (George Brown) th e fi s h e r i e s a n d fi s h e ry in d u s t r i e s

o f t h e un i t e d stat e s, 5 vol. in 7, plates and maps, some folding,

1884-87 § United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries. Part IV.

Report of the Commissioner for 1875-1876, plates, lightly browned,

1878, original cloth, rubbed, some wear to joints and spine ends,

4to, Washington, DC (8) £200 - £300

*** The second includes an illustrated 768pp. Appendix History of

the American Whjqale Fishery from its Earliest Conception to the

Year 1876 by Alexander Starbuck.

Lot 364

364. Hawley (Frank) wh a l e s & wh a l i n g in Ja pa n, Vol.I, Part I

[all published], Miscellanea Japonica II, n u m b e r 78 o f 125 C o p i e s,

printed on handmade paper, folding colour woodblock frontispiece

of “The Harpooneers’ Carouse”, plates, some folding, errata slip in

Japanese loosely inserted, original morocco-backed boards, uncut,

spine slightly spotted, dust-jacket frayed and defective at spine,

board slip-case (slighlty rubbed), 4to, Kyoto, for the Author, 1958-

60. £250 - £350

*** Three volumes were planned but only this published.

365. Jenkins (James Travis) bi b l i o g r a p h y o f wh a l i n g, Journal of

the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History vol.2 part 4 pp.71-

166, modern cloth, 1948 § Forster (Honore) The South Sea Whaler:

An Annotated Bibliography, Sharon, 1985 § Sherman (S.C.) and

others. Whaling Logbooks and Journals 1613-1927: An Inventory

of Manuscript Records in Public Collections, New York & London,

1986 § Truitt (Deborah) Dolphins and Porpoises; A Comprehensive,

Annotated Bibliography of the Smaller Cetacea, Detroit, 1974,

all but the first original cloth; and 12 others, bibliography, some

pamphlets, 4to & 8vo (16) £100 - £150

Lot 366

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366. Kingston (W.H.G.) th e so u t h se a wh a l e r, 1882 § Hazen

(Jacob A.) Five Years before the Mast, or Life in the Forecastle

aboard of a Whaler and Man-of-War, second edition, Philadelphia,

1854 § Davis (William M.) Nimrod of the Sea; or, the American

Whaleman, 1874 § Rand (Edward A.) Up North in a Whaler, [c.1900]

§ Ballantyne (R.M.) The World of Ice or, the Whaling Cruise of

“The Dolphin”, 1873, plates and illustrations, some spotting or

browning, original cloth, the first four pictorial gilt, rubbed; and

c.50 others whaling and maritime fiction including some Melville,

8vo et infra (c.55) £150 - £200

367. Lubbock (Basil) th e ar C t i C wh a l e r s, with a small bundle of

letters from various people addressed to Basil Lubbock concerning

whaling ships loosely inserted, Glasgow, 1937 § Chatterton

(E.Keble) Whalers and Whaling, foxed, 1925 § Dow (G.F.) Whale

Ships and Whaling, Salem, 1925 § Ashley (Clifford W.) The Yankee

Whaler, limited edition, worming to joints, lacking front free

endpaper, [c.1936] § Leavitt (John E.;) The Charles W.Morgan,

Mystic, Ct., 1973 § Harland (John H.) Catchers and Corvettes: The

Steam Whalecatcher in Peace and War 1860-1960, upper hinge

broken, Rotherfield, 1992, plates and illustrations, original cloth or

cloth-backed boards, the first three rubbed, some spines faded, the

last three with dust-jackets, the fourth also with slip-case (worn);

and 12 others on whaling ships, v.s. (18) £250 - £350

368. Markham (Albert Hastings) a wh a l i n g Cr u i s e to baffin’s

bay ..., first e d i t i o n, wood-engraved plates and illustrations,

some foxing, contemporary calf, spine rubbed and faded, 1874 §

Walker (A.Barclay) The Cruise of the Esquimaux...to Davis Straits

and Baffin Bay..., Liverpool, 1900 § Smith (C.E.) From the Deep

of the Sea..., 1922 § Lindsay (D.M.) A Voyage to the Arctic in

the Whaler Aurora, 1911 § Barron (Capt. William) Old Whaling

Days, Hull, 1895 § Jackson (Gordon) The British Whaling Trade,

1978 § Lacroix (L.) Les Derniers Baleiniers Français, modern half

morocco, spine gilt, original wrappers bound in, Nantes, 1947,

plates and illustrations, all but the first and last original cloth or

boards, rubbed, some a little stained, the sixth with dust-jacket; and

c.45 others on northern whaling, mostly Arctic, 8vo & 4to (c.50)

£250 - £350

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369. McNab (Robert) mu r i h i k u a n d t h e so u t h e r n is l a n d s,

Invercargill, 1907; The Old Whaling Days: A History of Southern

New Zealand from 1830 to 1840, Christchurch, 1913 § Dakin

(W.J.) Whalemen Adventurers: The Story of Whaling in Australian

Waters..., second edition, Sydney, 1938 § Villirs (A.J.) Whaling in

the Frozen South being the Story of the 1923-24 Norwegian Whaling

Expedition to the Antarctic, 1925 § Bennett (A.G.) Whaling in

the Antarctic, s i g n e d b y t h e a u t h o r (twice) on title, Edinburgh &

London, 1932, plates and illustrations, original cloth, rubbed, some

with faded spines; and c.30 others on southern whaling, mostly

Antarctic, 8vo & 4to (c.35) £150 - £200

370. National Institute of Oceanography. Co l l e C t e d re p r i n t s,

vol.1-[23], maps and illustrations, bound into original cloth-backed

printed boards or cloth with numbered dividers, one or two with

folding charts in pocket at end, a little rubbed, final volume with

spine spotted, Wormley, 1953-75; and the annual reports of the

institute from 1949-68, 4to (c.40) £200 - £300

371. Norske Videnskaps-Akademi i Oslo. hva l r å d e t s sk r i f t e r;

sCientifiC re s u lt s o f ma r i n e bi o l o g i C a l re s e a r C h, No.1-53 and

several duplicates, text in English, illustrations, tables, original

printed wrappers, some with signatures or labels, rubbed, some

a little worn (mostly spines), large 8vo, Oslo, 1931-72 (c.90)

£300 - £400

Lot 372

372. Pitcairn Island.- Bruce (Sir William Henry, Admiral, 1792-

1863) re m a r k bo o k h.m.s. im o g e n e f o r t h e y e a r 1837 s i g n e d

at e n d, manuscript, title and 103pp., water-stained, browned,

upper wrapper soiled, stitched as issued, folio, 1837; and 2 others,

comprising, a transcript copy of the first mentioned and a copy of

letters, “Life on a Whaler 1827-1835”, by William Winkworth Jr.,

folio & 4to (3). £400 - £600

*** An account of HMS Imogene’s voyages in 1837.

Caught in a storm off Fort St. Philip, Missouri; and voyages to

Bahia, Brazil; the Falkand Islands; Cape Horn, Valpairiso, Chile,

the Marquesas Islands (Santa Christina), Hawaii (Honolulu, the site

of Cook’s death etc.), Rurutu, mentions whalers, “We found here

an English Whaler the ‘Lady Amherst’ of London, a year out... Mr

Pritchard came on board, when I’d delivered him his Commission

and despatches, and honoring him with the usual salute, installed

him as Consul”; Leeward Islands (Bora Bora), and Pitcairn’s Island,

the adopted home of some of the mutineers from HMS Bounty.

pi t C a i r n is l a n d. “Decr 7 we made Pitcairn’s island in the wind’s

eye... 8 leagues, and carrying on thro’ the night, passed to the

Eastward of the island and hove to in “Bounty Bay” at 7 AM

the 8th; its appearance exactly corresponds with the sketch of

Captain Beechey on the small chart; the water in the bay and off

it, is beautifully clear, and the sandy and rocky bottom visible at 20

fathoms depth. Most of the native men immediately came aboard

in their canoes, tho’ blowing fresh, with a tumbling swell, being

rejoiced at the sight of an English ship of war, from

home, as they term England. They are a very kindly, hospitable and

amiable race... and strikingly virtuous... tho’ among the natives it is

to be regretted that two cases of deviation... have occurred... and I am

very sorry to find that among the three English settlers, there have

been cases perpetrated of deep, base, and disgraceful profligacy;

the names of these three men are “George Nobbs”, “John Buffet”;

and “John Evans”, all of whom the people are desirous should be

removed from the island.” - Bruce.

Lot 373

373. Reste (C.Bernard de, translator) histoire d e s pê C h e s, d e s

dÉ C o u v e rt e s e t d e s Éta b l i s s e m e n s d e s ho l l a n d o i s d a n s l e s me r s

d u no r d, 3 vol., half-title in vol.3 only, folding engraved frontispiece

and 26 maps and plates only (of 27, lacking plate 11 in vol.1), most

folding, vol.1 also lacking P4 & 5 (pp.231-234), a little foxed and

soiled, F5 in vol.2 torn and repaired, contemporary half diced

russia, rubbed, joints split, some covers detached, [Sabin 70100],

8vo, Paris, Nyon, 1801; sold not subject to return £200 - £300

Lot 374

374. Scoresby (William) ta g e b u C h einer reise a u f d e n

wa l l f i s C h fa n g..., first ge r m a n e d i t i o n, 9 folding engraved plates

and folding engraved map, contemporary half calf, slightly rubbed,

a very good copy, [Sabin 78183], 8vo, Hamburg, 1825. £200 - £300

*** Scoresby (1789-1857) was an Arctic explorer, scientist and

clergyman who accompanied his father on whaling expeditions,

during the course of which he carried out meterological experiments.

This account of whaling in Greenland includes four plates of snow

crystals.

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375. Scoresby (William) ma g n e t i C a l in v e s t i g at i o n s, 2 vol., old

library stamp on titles, 1844; Journal of a Voyage to Australia and

Round the World, for Magnetical Research, edited by Archibald

Smith, engraved portrait, folding hand-coloured engraved map,

1859; Memorials of the Sea, first e d i t i o n, contemporary ink

signature of Captain Dilkes at head of title, a little soiled and

stained, contemporary half calf, 1835 § Scoresby-Jackson (R.E.)

The Life of William Scoresby, engraved portrait and additional

vignette title, folding map, plates printed in blue, some foxing, 1861,

all but the third original cloth, a little rubbed; and c.35 others by or

about Scoresby, v.s. (c.40) £300 - £500

Lot 376

376. [Sibbald (Robert)] ph a l a i n o l o g i a n o va; s i v e o b s e rvat i o n e s d e

r a r i o r i b u s Q u i b u s d a m b a l a e n i s..., 3 folding engraved plates (lightly

offset), w i t h e x t e n s i v e m a n u s C r i p t n o t e s b y wi l l i a m ya r r e l l on

blank leaves bound in at beginning and end and with his name and

address pasted in at beginning, th o m a s we s t w o o d’s C o p y with his

bookplate, nineteenth century half calf, spine with morocco labels,

rubbed, 8vo, Benj.White, 1773. £300 - £400

*** an e x C e l l e n t a s s o C i at i o n C o p y. Yarrell’s detailed remarks on

the different species of whale extend to 24pp. at the beginning, with

a further 18pp. of synonyms with a loosely inserted pencil drawing

at end.

William Yarrell (1784-1856), author of The History of British Fishes

of 1836 and The History of British Birds of 1843.

Thomas Westwood (1814-1888), poet, bibliographer (author with

Thomas Satchell of Bibliotheca Piscatoria published in 1861), and

book collector.

Lot 377

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377. Sonnini (Charles Sigisbert) histoire nat u r e l l e, gÉ n É r a l e

e t pa rt i C u l i e r e, d e s CÉ ta C É e s, half-title, 5 engraved plates, w i t h

t h e p l at e s in t w o s tat e s, o n e p r i n t e d in C o l o u r s, foxed, mostly

affecting text, original wrappers, uncut, soiled and stained, faded,

Paris, Dufart, An XII [1804] § Wernerian Natural History Society.

Memoirs, Vol.I. for the Years 1808,-9,-10, folding hand-coloured

engraved map, 14 engraved plates, some hand-coloured or printed

in colours, 2 folding tables, foxing, contemporary tree calf, spine

gilt, rubbed, Edinburgh, 1811, 8vo (2) £250 - £350

*** The second includes Description of a Small-headed Narwal,

cast ashore in Zetland by Rev.Fleming, Some Account of a Fin-

Whale stranded near Alloa by Patrick Neill, and Account of the

Balaena Mysticetus, or Great Northern or Greenland Whale by

W.Scoresby, Jun., the first and last each with a plate.

Lot 378

378. Southwell (Thomas) th e se a l s a n d wh a l e s o f t h e british

se a s, wood-engraved plates and illustrations, original pictorial

red cloth, gilt, spine faded and worn at ends, 1881 § Allen (Joel

Asaph) History of North American Pinnipeds..., original cloth,

spines faded, Washington, DC, 1880 § Ridgway (S.H.) and Richard

J.Harrison.Handbook of Marine Mammals, 6 vol., illustrations,

original pictorial boards, 1981-99, the first two rubbed; and c.40

others on marine mammals, mostly seals etc., some pamphlets, 4to

& 8vo (c.50) £150 - £200

379. Tønnessen (J.A.) and A.O.Johnsen. a hi s t o ry o f mo d e r n

wh a l i n g, 2 vol., original boards, dust-jackets, 1982 § Risting

(Sigurd) Av Hvalfangstens Historie, original cloth, rubbed, Oslo,

1922 § Aagaard (Bjarne) De Gamle Hvalgangst, later cloth,

original wrappers bound in, Oslo, 1933, plates and illustrations;

and 9 others, mostly on Norwegian whaling, plus a quantity of

Norsk Hvalfangst-Tidende (The Norwegian Whaling Gazette) from

the 1950s & ‘60s (text in Norwegian and English), 8vo & 4to (sm.

qty) £150 - £200

380. Whales Research Institute. th e sCientifiC re p o rt s..., No.12,

17-19 & 21-38 only, plates and illustrations, original printed

wrappers, ink stamps on upper covers, some spines defective, Tokyo,

1957-87 § International Commission on Whaling. Reports, vol.1-

48 and Special Issues vol.1-6 & 10, illustrations, vol.1-29 original

wrappers, some a little worn, the rest original boards, special

issues mostly original boards, London & Cambridge, 1950-98; and

a quantity of other pamphlets and periodicals, mostly on whales and

whaling, including many issues of International Whaling Statistics,

8vo & 4to (Qty) £200 - £300

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381. Whipple (A.B.C.) ya n k e e wh a l e r s in t h e so u t h se a s,

Garden City, NY, 1954 § Robotti (F.D.) Whaling and Old Salem,

New York, 1962 § Webb (R.L.) On the Northwest: Commercial

Whaling in the Pacific Northwest 1790-1967, Vancouver, 1988 §

Mawer (G.A.) Ahab’s Trade: The Saga of Southe Seas Whaling,

New York, 1999 § Starbuck (Alexander) History of the American

Whale Fishery, Secaucus, NJ, 1989 § Bockstoce (J.R.) Whales, Ice

and Men: The History of Whaling in the Western Arctic, Seattle &

London, 1986, illustrations, original cloth or boards, dust-jackets,

the first two slightly rubbed and frayed at edges; and c.65 others on

American whaling, 8vo & 4to (c.70) £200 - £300

382. Yasuo Hashiura. th e hi s t o ry o f wh a l i n g in ta i J i u r a,

ku m a n o, 2 vol. including portofolio of 6 reproductions of scrolls

depicting whaling, one of 1000 copies, text in Japanese, original

cloth, slip-case, scrolls in original boards in cloth portfolio with

toggles, Tokyo, 1969 § Nihon Suisan Kabushiki Kaisha. [Japanese

Fishes], text in Japanese, colour plates, original rexine-backed

cloth, dust-jacket, Tokyo, 1961; and 7 others, Japanese, 4to & 8vo

(9) £100 - £150

Lot 383

383. Darwin (Charles) th e origin o f sp e C i e s b y me a n s o f nat u r a l

se l e C t i o n..., sixth edition (twenty-eighth thousand), folding

lithographed table, foxed at beginning and end, signature on front

fly-leaf, lacking front free endpaper, 1885; The Descent of Man...,

second edition, revised (twenty-first thousand), wood-engraved

illustrations, one or two spots, 1888, half-titles, original green

cloth, slightly rubbed and marked but reasonable copies, 8vo (2)

£200 - £300

384. Darwin (Charles) Jo u r n a l o f re s e a r C h e s...d u r i n g t h e vo ya g e

o f h.m.s. “be a g l e”..., introduction by G.T.Bettany, 1891; On the

Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs..., hinges weak, 1890;

Diary of the Voyage of H.M.S. “Beagle”, edited by Nora Barlow,

Cambridge, 1933; The Life and Letters..., edited by Francis Darwin,

3 vol., seventh thousand revised, 1888 § Barrett (Paul H.) & others. A

Concordance to Darwin’s The Descent of Man..., Ithaca & London,

1987 § Browne (Janet) Charles Darwin, 2 vol., 1995-2002 § Healey

(Edna) Emma Darwin, 2001 § Atkins (Sir Hedley) Down: The Home

of the Darwins, revised impression, 1976 § Freeman (R.B.) Charles

Darwin: A Companion, 1978, plates and illustrations, original cloth

or boards, the first four rubbed with some spines faded, the last four

with dust-jackets; and a small quantity of others by or relating to

Darwin, 8vo & 4to (c.50) £250 - £350

Lot 385

385. Fish Pamphlets.- Ashworth (Edmund & Thomas) a tr e at i s e

o n t h e pr o pa g at i o n o f sa l m o n a n d o t h e r fish, folding lithographed

plate, original pictorial wrapper bound in at beginning (creased),

Stockport, 1853 b o u n d w i t h Stoddart (Thomas Tod) The Artificial

Breeding of Salmon, reprinted from the Kelso Mail, Kelso, 1854

a n d Wilkie (David E.) The Failure of the Yan Yean Reservoir,

lithographed map with partical hand-colouring, Melbourne, 1855

a n d Shaw (John) An Account of some Experiments and Observations

on the Parr, and on the Ova of the Salmon, offprint, Edinburgh, 1836

a n d Clouston (T.S.) The Minute Anatomy and Physiology of the

Nervous System in the Lobster, offprint, 2 lithographed plates,

small tears to inner margin of title where pulling away, Edinburgh,

1863 a n d Wilson (George) On the Electric Fishes as the Earliest

Electric Machines Employed by Mankind, offprint, Edinburgh,

1857, together 6 works in 1 vol., most with signatures or inscriptions

at head, manuscript index at beginning (one pamphlet on whales

removed), some spotting and soiling, broken, contemporary half

roan, rubbed, rebacked preserving old spine, 8vo £200 - £300

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386. Huxley (Leonard) life a n d le t t e r s o f th o m a s he n ry

hu x l e y, 2 vol., light foxing, 1900 § Owen (Rev. Richard) The

Life of Richard Owen, 2 vol., second edition, 1895 § Dobzhansky

(Theodosius) Genetics and the Origin of Species, second edition,

revised, New York, 1949 § Fisher (R.A.) The Genetical Theory of

Natural Selection, Oxford, 1999 § Jones (Steve) Almost Like a

Whale: The Origin of Species Updated, 1999 § Quammen (D.) The

Song of the Dodo; Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions,

New York, 1996 § Osborne (R.) The Floating Egg: Episodes in the

Making of Geology, 1998, plates and illustrations, original cloth or

boards, the first two rubbed, the first with faded spines, the rest with

dust-jackets; and c.40 others on evolution, geology etc., 8vo & 4to

(c.50) £200 - £300

387. Lankester (Edwin, editor) th e Co r r e s p o n d e n C e... [and]

fu rt h e r Co r r e s p o n d e n C e o f Jo h n ray , 2 vol., portrait (with

marginal water-staining), 1848-1928; Memorials of John Ray,

lithographed frontispiece, 1846 § Cornish (C.J.) Sir William Henry

Flower, C.E.Fagan’s copy with A.L.s. from the author to him tipped

in at beginning, 1904 § King-Hele (D.) Doctor of Revolution: The

Life and Genius of Erasmus Darwin, 1977 § Burgess (G.H.O.) The

Curious World of Frank Buckland, 1967 § Rothschild (Miriam) Dear

Lord Rothschild: Birds, Butterflies and History, 1983 § Gunther

(A.E.) The Founders of Science at the British Museum 1753-1900,

Halesworth, 1980, plates and illustrations, original cloth or boards,

the first three worn with faded spines, the rest with dust-jackets; and

c.25 others on naturalists, 8vo & 4to (c.30) £100 - £150

388. Medicine.- Keynes (Sir Geoffrey) th e life o f wi l l i a m

ha rv e y, Oxford, 1978 § LeFanu (W.R.) A Bio-Bibliography of

Edward Jenner 1749-1823, limited edition, light spotting, 1951 §

Fisher (R.B.) Edward Jenner..., 1991 § Gunther (R.T.) Early Science

in Cambridge, Oxford, 1937 § Montagu (M.F. Ashley) Edward

Tyson..., Philadelphia, 1943 § Wollaston (A.F.R.) Life of Alfred

Newton, 1921, plates and illustrations, original cloth or boards, the

first three with dust-jackets, the rest a little rubbed, the last two with

slightly faded spines; and 13 others, science and medicine, 4to &

8vo (19) £150 - £200

389. Oudemans (A.C.) th e gr e at se a-se r p e n t: an hi s t o r i C a l a n d

Cr i t i C a l tr e at i s e, some light spotting, Leiden and London, 1892

§ Buckland (Frank) Curiosities of Natural History, First & Second

Series (of 4), spotting, 1863-61 § Shepard (Odell) The Lore of the

Unicorn, 1930 § Carrington (R.) Mermaids and Mastodons, 1957 §

Benwell (G.) and Arthur Waugh. Sea Enchantress: The Tale of the

Mermaid and her Kin, 1961 § Burton (M.) The Elusive Monster: An

analysis of the evidence from Loch Ness, 1961 § Ellis (R.) Monsters

of the Sea, 1995, plates and illustrations, original cloth or boards,

the first with faded spine, the last four with dust-jackets, most a little

rubbed; and 11 others, similar, 8vo & 4to (19) £200 - £300

*** The first, an important work of cryptozoology, is a scientific

study investigating sightings of the sea-serpent, suggesting that it

was actually a prehistoric fish thought to be extinct. In 1938 it was

identified as the coelacanth.

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390. White (Rev. Gilbert, of Selborne) th e nat u r a l hi s t o ry o f

se l b o r n e, edited by Thomas Bell, 2 vol., 1877; Garden Kalendar

1751-1771, facsimile reprint, Ilkley, 1975; The Journals..., edited

by Francesca Greenoak, 1986-88 § Holt-White (Rashleigh, editor)

The Life and Letters of Gilbert White..., 2 vol., 1901; The Letters

to Gilbert White from...Rev. John Mulso, [c.1906] § Martin (E.A.)

A Bibliography of Gilbert White..., 1934 § Scott (W.S.) White of

Selborne and his Times, some spotting, 1946 § Mabey (R.) Gilbert

White, 1986, plates and illustrations, original cloth or boards, the

third and last two with dust-jackets, most a little rubbed; and a small

quantity of others by or about the same, some pamphlets, 4to & 8vo

(sm.qty) £200 - £300

391. Yarrell (William) a hi s t o ry o f british bi r d s, 2 vol., fourth

edition, contemporary half sheep, worn, spines defective, 1871-74 §

Willughby (Francis) The Ornithology..., facsimile reprint, Newprot

Pagnell, 1972 § Buckland (Frank) Log-Book of a Fisherman and

Zoologist, third thousand, upper hinge broken, 1876 § Browne

(Sir Thomas) Notes and letters on the Natural History of Norfolk...

Birds and Fishes, 1902 § Darling (F.Fraser) Natural History in the

Highlands & Islands, New Naturalist, a few additional plates tipped

in, 1947 § Lever (C.) The Naturalized Animals of the British Isles,

1977 § Young (J.Z.) The Life of Vertebrates, Oxford, 1950 § Starkey

(D.J.) & others. England’s Sea Fisheries, 2000, illustrations, all but

the first original cloth or boards, the second with slip-case (rubbed),

the last three with dust-jackets, most a little rubbed; and a quantity

of others, natural history, some pamphlets, v.s. (c.150) £150 - £200

Other Properties

392. Whaling.- Bullen (Frank T.) th e Cr u i s e o f t h e “Ca C h a l o t”...,

third impression (second edition), 1899 § McNab (Robert) The Old

Whaling Days: A History of Southern New Zealand from 1830 to

1840, ex-library copy with stamps, very wor, Christchurch, 1913

§ Edwards (Everett J.) and J.E.Rattray. “Whale Off!” The Story

of American Shore Whaling, New York, 1956 § England (G.A.)

Vikings of the Ice being the Log of a Tenderfoot on the Great

Newfoundland Seal Hunt, browned, Garden City, NY, 1924 §

True (Frederick W.) The Whalebone Whales of the Western North

Atlantic, facsimile reprint, Washington, DC., 1983 § Schmitt (F.P.)

& others. Thomas Welcme Roys: America’s Pioneer of Modern

Whaling, Charlottesville, 1980 § Busch (Briton Cooper) “Whaling

Will Never Do for Me”: The American Whaleman in the Nineteenth

Century, Lexington, 1994, plates and illustrations, original cloth,

the first pictorial gilt, rubbed, the second very worn, the third

with slip-case, the last two with dust-jackets; and a small quantity

of others on whales and whaling, some pamphlets, v.s. (sm.qty)

£200 - £300

393. Whaling.- di s C o v e ry re p o rt s, issued by the Discovery

Committee, Colonial Office, London, on behalf of the Government

of the Dependencies of the Falkland Islands, c.35 parts only, maps,

charts, plates, illustrations and tables, original printed wrappers,

a few spines rubbed or browned,Cambridge, 1929-1973; and a few

others, similar, 4to (c.40) £200 - £300

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Lot 394

394. Ackermann & Co., publisher. th e fl o r a l mo n t h s o f

en g l a n d, hand-coloured lithographed half-title, pictorial title, 4

seasons and 12 plates, small water-stain to foot of first few ff., a

few light finger-marks, original morocco-backed decorative cloth,

gilt, rubbed and with some soiling and marking, folio, Ackermann

& Co., [c.1860]. £250 - £350

Lot 395

395. Agriculture.- Amos (William) mi n u t e s in ag r i C u lt u r e a n d

pl a n t i n g...il l u s t r at e d w i t h sp e C i m e n s o f ei g h t so rt s o f t h e be s t,

a n d tw o so rt s o f t h e wo r s t nat u r a l grasses, half-title, 10

specimens of dried grasses on 3 sheets, each with original printed

labels, 2 hand-coloured engraved plates, 7 folding engraved plates,

contemporary ms. index at end, some offsetting (including from a

few additional botanical samples loosely inseted), contemporary

half calf, flat gilt spine in compartments and with red morocco

label, upper joint splitting, corners worn, rubbed, Boston [Lincs.],

J.Hellaby, 1804. £300 - £400

Lot 396

396. Battarra (Giovanni Antonio) fu n g o r u m ag r i ariminensis

historia second edition, half-title, engraved title vignette and 40

plates, a few plates with 19th century ink names, most of text waterstained

at lower corner, darker in tone to sigs. D&E, plates with

occasional marginal finger-marking and the odd spot, but generally

in good condition, contemporary limp boards, 19th century notes

on upper cover, spine strengthened in later orange paper, this worn,

soiled, [Nissen 95], 4to, Faenza, Typis Martinianis Sup. Permiss.,

1759. £1,200 - £1,500

*** The scarce second edition of this work on the fungi of Rimini

with a new foreword.

Lot 397

397. Humphreys th e ge n e r a a n d sp e C i e s o f british bu t t e r f l i e s,

(Henry Noël) th e ge n e r a a n d sp e C i e s o f british bu t t e r f l i e s,

hand-coloured pictorial title, 32 hand-coloured lithographed

plates, later ink inscription on recto of frontispiece, lacking front

fly-leaf, gutta percha perished with most contents loose, original

gilt-pictorial cloth, spine slightly sunned, g.e., overall a very good

copy, 8vo, [c.1860]. £250 - £350

398. in t e r n at i o n a l sCientifiC se r i e s (th e). 30 vol., mixed editions,

some with plates as called for, illustrations, original cloth, mostly

good condition, c.1875-c.1910; and 20 others, duplicate volumes

from the series, 8vo; sold not subject to return (50) £500 - £700

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Lot 399

399. Jardine (William) th e nat u r a l hi s t o ry o f hu m m i n g-bi r d s,

2 vol., additional engraved titles with hand-coloured vignette,

engraved frontispiece portraits, 64 hand-coloured plates, tissueguards,

bookplate on front pastedowns, original cloth, spines faded

otherwise very good, small 8vo, 1834-41. £500 - £700

Lot 400

400. Jardine (William) th e nat u r a l hi s t o ry o f ga l l i n a C e o u s

bi r d s, vol.I only (of 2), additional engraved title with handcoloured

vignette, engraved portrait frontispiece, 30 hand-coloured

plates (turkeys, peacocks, pheasants), tissue guards, bookplate on

front pastedown, original cloth, spine slightly sunned otherwise a

very good copy, small 8vo, Edinburgh, Naturalist’s Library, 1836.

£100 - £150

Lot 401

401. [Lawrence (John)] “John Scott”. th e sp o rt s m a n’s re p o s i t o ry,

engraved title, frontispiece, and 37 engravings of different breeds

of dogs and horses, title spotted, plates with marginal spotting,

contemporary calf boards, gilt, rebacked, 4to, 1820. £300 - £400

Lot 402

LONDON

402. Sea Weed.- Cocks (John, of Devonport) al g a r u m fa s C i C u l i:

o r, a Co l l e C t i o n o f british se a-we e d s, 180 original specimens

mounted, title slightly browned, some marginal soiling, contemporary

half morocco, rubbed, covers marked, Dublin University Press, by

M.H. Gill, 1855; and another, manuscript, “From Catalogue of the

Fossil Fishes in the British Museum, Parts 1,2,3 & 4, By Arthur

Smith Woodward...”, sm. 4to & 8vo (2). £300 - £400

403. No Lot

Lot 404

404. Sowerby (G.B.) il l u s t r at e d in d e x o f british sh e l l s, first

e d i t i o n, 24 hand-coloured engraved plates, tissue guards, 1859;

b o u n d w i t h Illustrated Index of British Shells, second edition,

revised & enlarged, 26 hand coloured plates, tissue guards, 1887,

together in modern half cloth, 8vo. £200 - £300

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Lot 405

405. Step (Edward) and William Watson. fav o u r i t e fl o w e r s o f

ga r d e n a n d gr e e n h o u s e, 4 vol., half-titles, 316 chromolithographed

plates, later half morocco, gilt spines in compartments with floral

motifs, slightly rubbed, [Nissen 1887], a very good set with plates

in good clean condition, 8vo, [1896-1897]. £300 - £400

Lot 406

406. Stonham (Charles) th e bi r d s o f t h e british is l a n d s, 5 vol.,

half-titles, titles printed in red & black, 318 lithographed plates

with captioned tissue guards, 2 hand-coloured folding maps, 2 key

plates, bookplate of Manchester Reform Club on verso of front flyleaves,

contemporary half vellum, t.e.g., others uncut, [Nissen 898],

4to, 1906. £250 - £350

407. Whitmill (Benjamin) ka l e n d a r i u m un i v e r s a l e: o r, t h e

ga r d i n e r’s un i v e r s a l Ca l e n d a r, fifth edition, lightly browned,

occasional spotting, contemporary calf, upper cover detached,

spine ends and corners worn, rubbed and scuffed, for J.Clark,

1751 § Dezallier d’Argenville (Antoine Joseph) The Theory and

Practice of Gardening, second edition, title in red and black, 37 (of

38) folding engraved plates, 1 plate with splits and fold and outer

margin trimmed, some water-staining and foxing, mostly marginal,

20th century calf-backed marbled boards, spine stained, Bernard

Lintot, 1728 § Miller (Philip) The Gardeners Kalendar,fourth

edition, engraved frontispiece, this with tape repair verso to inner

part, some spotting, contemporary calf, upper cover detached,

worn, for the Author, 1737; and 2 others, similar, odd vol., v.s. (5)

£250 - £350

*** The first mentioned is rare. no t in t h e british li b r a ry and with

ESTC listing only one copy (Reading).

408. Bell (John)?th e pr i n C i p l e s o f su r g e ry, vol. 1 & 2 in 1 only (of

3), s i g n e d p r e s e n tat i o n insCription f r o m t h e a u t h o r to engraved title,

lacking general title, 21 engraved plates (6 folding), contemporary

mottled calf, gilt, upper cover detached, spine ends and corners

bumped, [cf Wellcome 2, p 138], [1815]; sold not subject to return.

£200 - £300

409. Fergusson (William) a sy s t e m o f pr a C t i C a l su r g e ry, third

edition, half-title, illustrations, 4pp. advertisements, hinges splitting,

1852 § Barton (J.K.) The Pathology and Treatment of Syphilis, 16pp.

advertisements, Dublin, 1868 § Bigg (R.H.) Spinal Curvature, halftitle,

illustrations, stamped ‘with the author’s compliments’, hinges

pulling, 1882 § Lund (Edward) The Present Aspect of the Antiseptic

Question, splitting at spine, Manchester, 1883 § Bramwell (B.)

Diseases of the Spinal Cord, second edition, illustrations, gift

inscription on half-title, Edinburgh, 1884 § Edridge-Green (F.W.)

Colour-Blindness, 3 chromolithographed plates, illustrations,

covers water-stained at fore-edges, 1891, original cloth; and 12

others, Medical, 8vo & 4to (18) £200 - £300

Lot 410

410. Geology.- Whitehurst (John) th e wo r k s, 3 parts in 1,

including Appendix, engraved portrait frontispiece, 10 engraved

plates, most folding, some spotting or foxing, for W.Bent, 1792 b o u n d

w i t h Whitehurst (John) Observations on the Ventilation of Rooms;

on the Construction of Chimney and on Garden Stoves, half-title,

folding engraved plate, this with some spotting and offsetting, for

W.Bent, 1794, together 2 works in 1 vol., contemporary half calf,

gilt spine in compartments, covers rubbed, 4to £300 - £400

*** Scarce works. Whitehurst was a clockmaker and scientist

and made significant early contributions to Geology. He was a

prominent member of the Lunar Society of Birmingham along

with Joseph Priestley, Josiah Wedgwood, Erasmus Darwin and

Matthew Boulton. Includes his An Inquiry into the Original State

and Formation of the Earth.

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Lot 411

411. Medicine.- [wo r k o n s u r g i C a l b a n d a g e s], text in Arabic,

slight worming, a little browned at beginning, contemporary calf

with flap, blind-stamped with central medallion, rubbed, rebacked

and repaired, 8vo, Cairo, 1939. £200 - £300

*** The tenth book printed by al-Matba’ah al-Kubrah Bulaq for the

School of Medicine, one of a series of works translated from French

into Arabic. It includes sections on bandages, how they should be

applied, their benefits etc.

Lot 412

412. Microscopy.- Hill (James) th e Co n s t r u C t i o n o f ti m b e r, f r o m

i t s ea r ly gr o w t h ; ex p l a i n e d b y t h e mi C r o s C o p e, first e d i t i o n, 44

engraved plates, 1 folding, a few spots, contemporary calf, richly

gilt flat spine in compartments and with red morocco label, head

of spine chipped, joints just starting, but holding firm, a few scuff

marks, rubbed, [Henrey 802; Nissen BBI 877], 8vo, for the Author,

1770. £400 - £600

*** ‘The most important work to be published on the subject during

the eighteenth century’ (Henrey). Henrey also notes that ‘some

copies of the octavo edition have plates 13 and 14 in duplicate, one

plate of each number being coloured’.

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413. [Plattes (Gabriel)] a di s C o v e ry o f su b t e r r a n e a l l tr e a s u r e,

viz. of all manner of mines and mineralls, from the gold to the

coale, woodcut decorations and initials, lacking initial blank, some

browning, trimmed close at top margin with slight loss to text on

preliminary ff., B1 fore-edge margin with old paper repair, 19th

century half calf, [STC 20000], small 4to, I.Okes, for Jasper Emery,

1639. £500 - £700

Lot 414

414. Priestley (Joseph) th e hi s t o ry a n d pr e s e n t st at e o f

el e C t r i C i t y, first e d i t i o n, frontispiece ‘silked’ and with repaired

whole not affecting text, 7 engraved folding plates and 1 engraved

chart, foxing to plates and adjacent leaves, paper repair to foreedge

E2, small tear with loss to lower edge 3z2, modern quarter

morocco, gilt, g.e., (sold with all faults, not subject to return), 4to.,

J.Dodsley etc., 1767 £600 - £800

Lot 415

415. Simpson (George) th e an at o m y o f t h e bo n e s a n d mu s C l e s,

first e d i t i o n, 30 lithographed plates, title and plates linen-backed,

occasional anotations, spotting, light finger-soiling to margins,

contemporary morocco-backed boards, spine ends and corners

rather worn, rubbed, 4to, 1825. £200 - £300

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LONDON

Lot 417

Lot 416

416. Trade Catalogue.- Dunhill (Alfred, Limited) [du n h i l l’s

mo t o r i t i e s]. pr i C e list...sp e C i a l i s t s in mo t o r i n g eQ u i p m e n t,

original wrappers, upper cover marked, small 4to, [c.1909].

£400 - £600

417. Trade Catalogue.- Macfarlane (Walter, & Co.) il l u s t r at e d

Cata l o g u e o f ma C fa r l a n e’s Ca s t i n g s, 2 vol., sixth edition, map,

illustrations, distributor’s small stamp on foot of vol.II title,

contemporary owners’ names on each title, original cloth, small 8vo

& 8vo, n.d. [1882-83]. £300 - £400

418. Trade Catalogues.- Surgical Manufacturing Co.Ltd.

il l u s t r at e d Cata l o g u e o f su r g i C a l in s t r u m e n t s a n d ap p l i a n C e s,

some related ephemera loosely inserted, light discolouration to

upper cover, [?1922] § Allen & Hanburys Ltd. Abridged Catalogue

of Surgical Instruments and Appliances, price-list in pocket at front,

[1925], illustrations, original cloth; and another similar, 4to & 8vo

(3) £150 - £200

END OF SALE

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Patrick Heron (1920-1999)

Untitled, Plate 5. from January

screenprint in colours, signed in pencil,

numbered from the edition of 72,

Est. £2,000-3,000

Now Welcoming Consignments

for a forthcoming sale, to include

IMPOrTANT MODErN BrITISH PrINTS

march 2013

Please contact Alexander Hayter

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Forthcoming Sales Highlights

Old Master, 19th Century & Sporting Paintings

Tuesday 11th December

Donnington priory, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2JE

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Urban Contemporary

Tuesday 11th December

Bloomsbury House, 24 Maddox Street, London W1S 1PP

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Fine Watches, Pens and Luxury Accessories

Tuesday 11th December

Banksy (British, b.1975)

Everytime I Make Love To You I Think

Of Someone Else, 2006

Est. £40,000-60,000

Bloomsbury House, 24 Maddox Street, London W1S 1PP

Please contact: +44 (0)20 3291 2832 | fineart@dnfa.com

Regiomontanus, Johannes. Epitoma in Almagestum Ptolemaei,

Venice, Johannes Hamman, 1496

Important, beautifully printed and illustrated incunable, a compendium of Ptolemy’s

Syntaxis, the work which laid the mathematical foundations for astronomical studies.

Est. £20,000-30,000

Astronomy and Space Exploration:

15th to 20th Century

Wednesday 12th December

Bloomsbury House, 24 Maddox Street, London W1S 1PP

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Nikolai Sverchkov (1817-1898)

‘The Station’ - Arriving at Yamskaya station

Oil on canvas

Est: £70,000 - £100,000

Franck Muller, Secret Hours,

a gentleman’s 18 carat rose

gold limited edition wristwatch

Est. £8,000 - 12,000

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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 premium on the hammer price of each

lot purchased. The buyer’s premium is 24% (28.8% including VAT) of the hammer price on

each lot up to and including £150,000, plus 12% (14.40% including VAT) for any amount in

excess of £150,0001.

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 website 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.The following methods of payment are acceptable.

Debit Card drawn on a UK bank and registered to a UK billing address. There is no

additional charge for purchases made with these cards.

Bank transfer direct into our bank account, 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

front or your invoice or in the sale catalogue under ‘Important Notices’.

Sterling cash payments of up to £12,000 (subject to money laundering regulations). All

major UK issued credit cards registered 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 cards. Sterling personal cheques drawn on a UK bank account and made payable

to ‘Bloomsbury Auctions’. It will be necessary to allow at least six working days for the

cheque to clear before collecting your purchases.

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 1st January 2012 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 qualifying artists each time a work is re-sold during the artist’s lifetime and

for a period up to 70 years following the artists death. 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 is charged to sellers at the following rates:- please enquire at our salerooms.

3. Removal costs. Items for sale must be consigned to the saleroom by any stated deadline

and at your expense. We may be able to assist you with this process but any liability

incurred to a carrier for haulage charges is solely your responsibility.

4. Loss and damage of goods.

(a) Loss and Damage Warranty - Bloomsbury Auctions is not authorised by the FSA to

provide insurance to its clients, and does not do so. However Bloomsbury Auctions for

its own protection, assumes liability for property consigned to it at the lower pre-sale

estimate until the hammer falls. To justify accepting liability, Bloomsbury Auctions

makes a charge of 1.5% of the hammer price plus VAT, subject to a minimum charge of

£1.50, or if unsold 1.5% of our lower estimate. The liability assumed by Bloomsbury

Auctions shall be limited to the lower presale estimate or the hammer price if the lot

is sold.

(b) If the owner of the goods consigned instructs us in writing not to take such action, the

goods then remain entirely at the owners risk unless and until the property in them

passes to the Buyer or they are collected by or on behalf of the owner, and clause 4 (a)

is inapplicable

5. Illustrations. The cost of any illustrations is borne by you. If we consider that the Lot should

be illustrated your permission will be asked first. The copyright in respect of such

illustrations shall be the property of us, the auctioneers, as is the text of the catalogue.

6. Minimum bids and our discretion. Goods will normally be offered subject to a reserve

agreed between us before the sale in accordance with clause 7. We may sell Lots below

the reserve provided we account to you for the same sale proceeds as you would have

received had the reserve been the hammer price. If you specifically give us a “discretion”

we may accept a bid of up to 10% below the formal reserve.

7. Reserves.

(a) you are entitled to place prior to the auction a reserve on any lot consigned, being the

minimum hammer price at which that lot may be sold. Reserves must be reasonable

and we may decline to offer goods which in our opinion would be subject to an

unreasonably high reserve (in which case goods carry the storage and insurance

charges stipulated in these Terms of Consignment).

(b) A reserve once set cannot be changed except with our consent.

(c) Where a reserve has been placed only we may bid on your behalf and only up to the

reserve (if any) and you may in no circumstances bid personally.

8. Electrical items. These are subject to detailed statutory safety controls. Where such items

are accepted for sale you accept responsibility for the cost of testing by external

contractors. Goods not certified as safe by an electrician (unless antiques) will not be

accepted for sale. They must be removed at your expense on your being notified. We

reserve the right to dispose of unsafe goods as refuse, at your expense.

9. Soft furnishings. The sale of soft furnishings is strictly regulated by statute law in the

interests of fire safety. Goods found to infringe safety regulations will not be offered and

must be removed at your expense. We reserve the right to dispose of unsafe goods as

refuse, at your expense.

The rights of disposal referred to in clause 8 and 9 are subject to the provisions of The Torts

(Interference with Goods) Act 1977, Schedule 1, a copy of which is available for inspection

on request

10. Descriptions. Please assist us with accurate information as to the provenance etc. of

goods where this is relevant. There is strict liability for the accuracy of descriptions under

modern consumer legislation and in some circumstances responsibility lies with sellers if

inaccuracies occur. We will assume that you have approved the catalogue description of

your lots unless informed to the contrary. Where we are obliged to return the price to the

buyer when the lot is a deliberate forgery under Condition 15 of the Conditions of Sale

and we have accounted to you for the proceeds of sale you agree to reimburse us the sale

proceeds.

11. Unsold and withdrawn items. If an item is unsold it may with your consent be re-offered

at a future sale. Where in our opinion an item is unsaleable you must collect such items

from the saleroom promptly on being so informed. Otherwise, storage charges may be

incurred. We reserve the right to charge for storage in these circumstances at a reasonable

daily rate.

12. Withdrawn and bought in items. These are liable to incur a charge of 15% commission,

1.5 % Loss and Damage Warranty and any other costs incurred including but not limited to

illustration and restoration fees all of these charges being subject to VAT on being bought

in or withdrawn after being catalogued.

13. Conditions of Sale. you agree that all goods will be sold on our Conditions of Sale. In

particular you undertake that you have the right to sell the goods either as owner or agent

for the owner. you undertake to compensate us and any buyer or third party for all losses

liabilities and expenses incurred in respect of and as a result of any breach of this

undertaking. We will also, at our discretion, and as far as practicable, confirm that an

item consigned for sale does not appear on the Art Loss register, which is administered by

an independent third party.

14. Authority to deduct commission and expenses and retain premium and interest.

(a) you authorise us to deduct commission at the stated rate and all expenses incurred

for your account from the hammer price and consent to our right to retain beneficially

the premium paid by the buyer in accordance with our Conditions of Sale and any

interest earned on the sale proceeds until the date of settlement.


(b) you authorise us in our discretion to negotiate a sale by private treaty not later than the

close of business 48 hours after the day of sale in the case of lots unsold at auction, in

which case the same charges will be payable as if such lots had been sold at auction

and so far as appropriate these Terms apply.

15. Warehousing. We disclaim all liability for goods delivered to our saleroom without

sufficient sale instructions and reserve the right to make minimum warehousing charge

of £10 per lot per day. Unsold lots are subject to the same charges if you do not remove

them within a reasonable time of notification. If not removed within three weeks we

reserve the right to sell them and defray charges from any net proceeds of sale or at your

expense to consign them to the local authority for disposal.

16. Settlement. After sale settlement of the net sum due to you normally takes place within 28

days of the sale (by crossed cheque to the seller) unless the buyer has not paid for the

goods. In this case no settlement will then be made but we will take your instructions in the

light of our Conditions of Sale. you authorise any sums owed by you to us on other

transactions to be deducted from the sale proceeds. you must note the liability to reimburse

the proceeds of sale to us as under the circumstances provided for in Condition 10 above.

you should therefore bear this potential liability in mind before parting with the proceeds

of sale until the expiry of 28 days from the date of sale.

CONDITIONS OF SALE

Bloomsbury Auctions carries on business with bidders, buyers and all those present in the

auction room prior to or in connection with a sale on the following General Conditions and on

such other terms, conditions and notices as may be referred to herein.

1. Definitions

In these Conditions:

(a) “auctioneer” means the firm of Bloomsbury Auctions or its authorised auctioneer, as

appropriate;

(b) “deliberate forgery” means an imitation made with the intention of deceiving as to

authorship, origin, date, age, period, culture or source but which is unequivocally

described in the catalogue as being the work of a particular creator and which at the

date of the sale had a value materially less than it would have had if it had been in

accordance with the description;

(c) “hammer price” means the level of bidding reached (at or above any reserve) when the

auctioneer brings down the hammer;

(d) “terms of consignment” means the stipulated terms and rates of commission on which

Bloomsbury Auctions accepts instructions from sellers or their agents;

(e) “total amount due” means the hammer price in respect of the lot sold together with

any premium, Value Added Tax chargeable and any additional charges payable by a

defaulting buyer under these Conditions;

(f) “sale proceeds” means the net amount due to the seller, being the hammer price of

the lot sold less commission at the stated rate, Value Added Tax chargeable and any

other amounts due to us by the seller in whatever capacity and however arising;

(g) “you”, “your”, etc. refer to the buyer as identified in Condition 2.

(h) The singular includes the plural and vice versa as appropriate.

2. Bidding procedures and the Buyer

(a) Bidders are required to register their particulars before bidding and to satisfy any

security arrangements before entering the auction room to view or bid;

(b) the maker of the highest bid accepted by the auctioneer conducting the sale shall be

the buyer at the hammer price and any dispute about a bid shall be settled at the

auctioneer’s absolute discretion by reoffering the Lot during the course of the auction

or otherwise. The auctioneer shall act reasonably in exercising this discretion.

(c) Bidders shall be deemed to act as principals.

(d) Our right to bid on behalf of the seller is expressly reserved up to the amount of any

reserve and the right to refuse any bid is also reserved.

3. Increments. Bidding increments shall be at the auctioneer’s sole discretion.

4. The purchase price. together with a premium thereon of 28.8% which shall include VAT on

the premium at the rate imposed by law. The buyer will also be liable for any royalties

payable under Droit de Suite as set out under Information for Buyers.

5. Value Added Tax. Value Added Tax on the hammer price is imposed by law on all items

affixed with an asterisk or double asterisk. Value Added Tax is charged at the appropriate

rate prevailing by law at the date of sale and is payable by buyers of relevant Lots. (Please

refer to “Information for Buyers” for a brief explanation of the VAT position).

6. Payment

(1) Immediately a Lot is sold you will:

(a) give to us, if requested, proof of identity, and

(b) pay to us the total amount due or in such other way as is agreed by us.

(2) Any payments by you to us may be applied by us towards any sums owing from you

to us on any account whatever without regard to any directions of you or your agent,

whether express or implied.

(3) Buyers who utilise the services of ATG Live Auctions or any other live internet services

are hereby informed that the payment method details that are provided to ATG Live

Auctions or any other live internet services as part of the process of registration will, in

the absence of compliance with paragraph (1) of this clause, be utilised by us to settle any

amounts owing by such buyers to us.

7. Title and collection of purchases

(1) The ownership of any Lots purchased shall not pass to you until you have made

payment in full to us of the total amount due.

(2) you shall at your own risk and expense take away any lots that you have purchased and

paid for not later than 3 working days following the day of the auction or upon the

clearance of any cheque used for payment after which you shall be responsible for any

removal, storage and insurance charges.

(3) No purchase can be claimed or removed until it has been paid for.

(4) Bloomsbury Auctions is unable to arrange packaging or shipping of items. Successful

buyers must make these arrangements independently, though the saleroom may be

able to suggest specialist shipping companies who can advise buyers, this advice is not a

recommendation and the saleroom is not liable for any aspect of the packaging and

shipping process. Please note that the cost of packaging and shipping depends on the

size/weight of the item(s) purchased, insurance requirements, and the shipping destination,

not on the value of the item(s) purchased. Please note that any items not collected within

one week of the sale date may be automatically removed to commercial storage and

subject to a storage charge.

8. Remedies for non-payment or failure to collect purchases

(1) If any Lot is not paid for in full and taken away in accordance with these Conditions

or if there is any other breach of these Conditions, we, as agent for the seller and on our

own behalf, shall at our absolute discretion and without prejudice to any other rights we

may have, be entitled to exercise one or more of the following rights and remedies:

(a) to proceed against you for damages for breach of contract;

(b) to rescind the sale of that Lot and/or any other Lots sold by us to you;

(c) to resell the Lot (by auction or private treaty) in which case you shall be responsible for

any resulting deficiency in the total amount due (after crediting any part payment and

adding any resale costs). Any surplus so arising shall belong to the seller;

(d) to remove, store and insure the Lot at your expense and, in the case of storage, either

at our premises or elsewhere;

e) to charge interest at a rate not exceeding 1.5% per month on the total amount due to

the extent it remains unpaid for more than 3 working days after the sale;

(g) to retain that or any other Lot sold to you until you pay the total amount due;

(h) to reject or ignore bids from you or your agent at future auctions or to impose conditions

before any such bids shall be accepted;

(i) to apply any proceeds of sale of other Lots due or in future becoming due to you

towards the settlement of the total amount due and to exercise a lien (that is a right to

retain possession of) any of your property in our possession for any purpose until the

debt due is satisfied.

(2) We shall, as agent for the seller and on our own behalf pursue these rights and

remedies only so far as is reasonable to make appropriate recovery in respect of breach

of these conditions

9. Third party liability. All members of the public on our premises are there at their own risk

and must note the layout of the accommodation and security arrangements. Accordingly

neither the auctioneer nor our employees or agents shall incur liability for death or personal

injury (except as required by law by reason of our negligence) or similarly for the safety of

the property of persons visiting prior to or at a sale.

10. Commission bids. Whilst prospective buyers are strongly advised to attend the auction

and are always responsible for any decision to bid for a particular Lot and shall be assumed

to have carefully inspected and satisfied themselves as to its condition we will if so

instructed clearly and in writing execute bids on their behalf. Neither the auctioneer nor

our employees or agents shall be responsible for any failure to do so save where such

failure is unreasonable.Where two or more commission bids at the same level are recorded

we reserve the right in our absolute discretion to prefer the first bid so made.

11. Warranty of title and availability. The seller warrants to the auctioneer and you that the

seller is the true owner of the property consigned or is properly authorised by the true

owner to consign it for sale and is able to transfer good and marketable title to the property

free from any third party claims.

12. Agency. The auctioneer normally acts as agent only and disclaims any responsibility for

default by sellers or buyers.

13. Terms of sale. The seller acknowledges that Lots are sold subject to the stipulations of

these Conditions in their entirety and on the Terms of Consignment as notified to the

consignor at the time of the entry of the Lot.

14. Descriptions and condition

(1) Whilst we seek to describe lots accurately, it may be impractical for us to carry out

exhaustive due diligence on each lot. Prospective buyers are given ample opportunities

to view and inspect before any sale and they (and any independent experts

on their behalf) must satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any description applied

to a lot. Prospective buyers also bid on the understanding that, inevitably, representations

or statements by us as to authorship, genuineness, origin, date, age, provenance,

condition or estimated selling price involve matters of opinion. We undertake that

any such opinion shall be honestly and reasonably held and accept liability for opinions

given negligently or fraudulently. Subject to the foregoing neither we the auctioneer

nor our employees or agents nor the seller accept liability for the correctness of such

opinions and all conditions and warranties, whether relating to description, condition

or quality of lots, express, implied or statutory, are hereby excluded. This Condition is

subject to the next following Condition concerning deliberate forgeries and applies

save as provided for in paragraph 6 “information to buyers”.

(2) Private treaty sales made under these Conditions are deemed to be sales by auction

for purposes of consumer legislation.

15. Forgeries. Notwithstanding the preceding Condition, any Lot which proves to be a deliberate

forgery (as defined) may be returned to us by you within 21 days of the auction provided it

is in the same condition as when bought, and is accompanied by particulars identifying it

from the relevant catalogue description and a written statement of defects. If we are

satisfied from the evidence presented that the Lot is a deliberate forgery we shall refund

the money paid by you for the Lot including any buyer’s premium provided that (1) if the

catalogue description reflected the accepted view of scholars and experts as at the date

of sale or (2) you personally are not able to transfer a good and marketable title to us,

you shall have no rights under this condition. The right of return provided by this Condition

is additional to any right or remedy provided by law or by these Conditions of Sale.

General

16. We shall have the right at our discretion, to refuse admission to our premises or attendance

at our auctions by any person.

17. (1) Any right to compensation for losses liabilities and expenses incurred in respect of

and as a result of any breach of these Conditions and any exclusions provided by them

shall be available to the seller and/or the auctioneer as appropriate.

(2). Such rights and exclusions shall extend to and be deemed to be for the benefit of

employees and agents of the seller and/or the auctioneer who may themselves enforce them.

18. Any notice to any buyer, seller, bidder or viewer may be given by first class mail, email or

Swiftmail in which case it shall be deemed to have been received by the addressee 48

hours after posting.

19. Special terms may be used in catalogue descriptions of particular classes of items in

which case the descriptions must be interpreted in accordance with any glossary

appearing at the commencement of the catalogue.

20. Any indulgence extended to bidders, buyers or sellers by us notwithstanding the strict

terms of these Conditions or of the Terms of Consignment shall affect the position at the

relevant time only and in respect of that particular concession only; in all other respects

these Conditions shall be construed as having full force and effect.

21. English law applies to the interpretation of these Conditions.


INTERNATIONAL DEPARTMENTS

BLOOMSBURY AUCTIONS

LONDON

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Berkshire, RG14 2JE

Tel: +44 (0) 1635 553 553

Fax: +44 (0) 1635 553 599

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ROME / MILAN

For further information, please contact:

Dott. Luciana Scarpa

Tel: +39 388 8813070

roma@bloomsburyauctions.com

BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS

Rupert Powell Deputy Chairman, Travel, Natural History & Science

Dido Arthur Architecture, Private Press & Illustrated

Justin Phillips Continental & Early Printing

Simon Luterbacher Manuscripts & English Literature

Clive Moss Children’s Books

Max Hasler Modern First Editions

Hannah Usher Books

Emily Bradfield Books

Michael Heseltine Consultant

PICTURES AND MAPS

Robert Hall

Richard Carroll

MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART & PRINTS

Alexander Hayter International Head of Contemporary Art

Ross Thomas

Shane Xu

Mary McCarthy Director, Urban & Contemporary Art

ASIAN CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART

Dr Benedetta Mottino

CLOCKS & SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS

Leighton Gillibrand Director

COUNTRY SPORTING

Geoffrey Stafford Charles Director

DECORATIVE ARTS

David Rees Director

ENGLISH & CONTINENTAL CERAMICS

Geoffrey Stafford Charles Director

FURNITURE

Will Richards Deputy Chairman

Cristian Beadman Associate Director

Ben Millerchip-Brown Associate Director

Emma Terry

Elaine Binning Consultant

JEWELLERY, SILVER, WATCHES

& OBJECTS OF VERTU

James Nicholson International Head of Department

David Rees Director, Silver & Objects of Vertu

Ian Pickford Silver Consultant

Nick Mann

CLOCKS & SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS

Leighton Gillibrand Director

FURNITURE & ORIENTAL CARPETS

Richard Madley Director

Kate Hannah

Tim Hazelgrove

MEDALS & MILITARIA

Malcolm Claridge

PICTURES

Mary McCarthy Director, Urban & Contemporary Art

SILVER & JEWELLERY

John Kelly

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions is pleased to

announce a new joint venture in Italy. Together with

Philobiblon Auctions, a subsidiary of the highly

respected antiquarian books and manuscripts

dealership, we are able to offer a first class service

throughout Italy from premises in both Rome and

Milan. We have Italian speaking specialists in all

major departments and offer a regular calendar of

both valuation events and sales in Rome and Milan.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Sarah Wheeler

John Cumming Consultant

POSTERS

Richard Barclay Consultant

ADMINISTRATION

Codrina Toderita Administrator

Helen Cragg Administrator

Domoni Mainstone Administrator

Julia Owen Accounts

Craig Millar IT

Scott Harvey Art Director

Elio Stolz Photographer

Poppy Walker Marketing Manager

Gary Shaw Facilities Manager

Graham Argue Saleroom & Shipping

Robert Cain Saleroom & Shipping

Steve Cain Saleroom & Shipping

Alec Shepherd Saleroom & Shipping

PICTURES

Archie Parker International Head of Old Master & 19th Century Paintings

James James-Crook Modern British & Irish Paintings & Sculpture

WINE

Bruce Cairnduff Consultant

ADMINISTRATION

Brenda Adams Associate Director, Client Accounts

Ruth Rackham Senior Administrator & Valuations Coordinator

Tori Billington Marketing

Helen Newton Administrator

Kathy James Administrator

Fiona Foote Administrator

Kate Colquhoun Administrator

Ruth Miles Administrator

Adam Martin Saleroom

James Percy Saleroom

Gyula Sirok Saleroom

Matthew Martin Photographer

Dave Pincott Photographer

STEAM MODEL ENGINEERING

Michael Matthews Consultant

TOYS, COLLECTABLES,

RAILWAYANA & BOOKS

Peter Rixon Associate Director

ADMINISTRATION

Samantha Taylor Administrator

Sara Lucas Administrator

Sarah Walker Administrator

Ewelina Karbowiak Photographer

Philip Maclean Photographer


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