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van Gogh (Vincent)
Vincent van Gogh, The Letters, The Complete Illustrated and Annotated Edition, 2009, Thames & Hudson, first edition, six volumes, 4to., complete with CD, dust wrappers, slipcase (split)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £150
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Lot 2

Tattersfield (Nigel)
Thomas Bewick, The Complete Illustrative Work, 2011, British Library/Oak Knoll, three volumes, original cloth (lacking slipcase)

Estimate: £60-100

Sold: £60
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Lot 3

Wild (Charles)
Twelve Perspective Views of the Exterior and Interior Parts of the Metropolitical Church of York..., 1809, folio, two plans and twelve plates, advert, original boards (worn)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £110
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Lot 4

Daulby (Daniel)
A Descriptive Catalogue of the Works of Rembrandt, and of his Scholars, Bol, Livens, and Van Vliet, compiled from the original etchings and from the catalogues..., 1796, portrait frontis (loose), calf gilt by Hodgson of Liverpool (some manuscript initials in margins)

Estimate: £60-100

Sold: £70
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Lot 5

Cuitt (George)
Wanderings and Pencillings amongst Ruins of the Olden Time, 1848, Nattali, folio, 73 plates, a.e.g., half morocco

Estimate: £150-200

Sold: £340
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Lot 6

Robinson (P.F.)
Vitruvius Britannicus, History of Hardwicke Hall, illustrated by Plans, Elevations, and Internal Views of the Apartments, from Actual Measurement, 1835, large folio, ten plates including dedication, cloth-backed boards (shelf ref to lower spine)

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £180
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Lot 7

Hill (Arthur George)
The Organ-Cases and Organs of the Middle Ages and Renaissance..., Series I and II, 1883, 2 volumes, folio, A.L.S. from author tipped in, original cloth (gutta percha perished, pages loose)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £280
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Lot 8

Cotman (John Sell)
Etchings; Architectural Antiquities of Norfolk, A Series of Etchings ...., [with] Specimens of Norman and Gothic Remains in the County of Norfolk [with] Specimens of Castellated and Ecclesiastical Remains in the County of Norfolk .., [with] Specimens of Architectural Remains of the Counties of York, Cambridge, Suffolk ...., 1838, Henry Bohn, four volumes bound as two, folio, portrait, general title, dedication and 190 plates, library cloth (internally some pencil shelf references to titles but free of stamps)

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £550
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Lot 9

Rickman (John)
Life of Thomas Telford, Civil Engineer ..., 1838, two volumes including atlas, 4to. & folio, text volume with one plate, atlas with 83 plates including portrait and maps, Phil. Soc. stamps to title of text volume, half morocco (worn)

Estimate: £400-600

Sold: £900
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Lot 10

Harris (John)
Lexicon Technicum: or an Universal English Dictionary of Arts and Sciences ..., 1704, 4to., portrait frontis, seven plates, calf (rebacked) [a second volume was published in 1710];
De Cessart (Louis Alexandre)
, Description des Travaux Hydrauliques, 1806-8, two volumes, 4to., portrait frontis, sixty-seven folding plates, folding table, institution stamp to title pages, original cloth (3)

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £280
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Lot 11

Poole (H.)
A Catalogue of Masonic Medals in the Museum of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Worcestershire, 1939, plates, original cloth;
Poulsom (Neville W.)
, The White Ribbon, A Medallic Record of British Polar Expeditions, 1968, dust wrapper;
Eimer (Christopher)
, British Commemorative Medals and their values, 1987, dust wrapper;
with a small quantity of others (qty)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £220
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Lot 12

Numismatics
A large collection of books on coins including General, British, British Commonwealth, Greek and other European, 19th and 20th century publications (qty)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £480
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Lot 13

Scripophily
A collection of Russian bonds, comprising:
City of Vilna 5% 1912, £20 sterling
City of Moscow 5% 1908, £20 sterling
City of St Petersburg 4.5% 1913, £20 sterling
City of St Petersburg 4.5% 1913, £100 sterling
City of Kieff 5% 1914, £20 sterling
City of Moscow 5% 1908, £100 sterling
City of Kieff 5% 1914, £100 sterling
City of Saratoff 5% 1909, 2500 francs
City of Nikolaef 5% 1912, £100 sterling
City of Nikolaef 5% 1912, £20 sterling
Russian Loan 1822 £111 sterling (11)

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £200
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Lot 14

Scripophily
Two Canadian Share Certificates
:
California-Lakeview Oil Co., 50 shares, 1914
Wetaskiwin-Alberta Oils, 50 shares, 1914
Four Russian Bonds
:
100 Rubles, 1866, Russian/German text
100 Rubles, 1889, Russian/French text
100 Rubles, 1889, Russian/French text
1000 Rubles, 1924, Russian text
together with:
A certified 'Copy of Protest' made by William and George Martin, British owners of John Martin & Co. at Rostoff on Don, South Russia. The Martins had purchased considerable quantities of Russian bank bonds which were deposited in the local bank. In 1918 the town surrendered to the Bolsheviks who confiscated and subsequently destroyed the bonds. The protest was made via the Vice Consul of the Netherlands who has signed the protest. English typescript.
A legally notarized document granting power of attorney to Vasiliy Ivanovich Martin allowing him to sell property belonging to Maria Ivanovna Duvakina in the town of Armavir, 1915. Russian typescript.
A notarized copy of a deed of sale confirming that Vasiliy Ivanovich Martin had sold the Duvakina property to his wife Maria Martin for 10,800 Roubles. 1915, Russian typescript

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £90
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Lot 15

Scripophily
A collection of Russian bonds and other bonds and shares, comprising:
Russia

City of Moscow 1908, £20 sterling
City of Nikolaef 1912, £20 sterling
City of Nikolaef 1912, £100 sterling
Bank of Siberia 1910, 1 Action/250 roubles
Commercial Bank of Siberia 1912, 2 Actions/500 roubles
Commercial Bank of Siberia 1916, 10 Actions/2500 roubles
Compagnie du Chemin de Fer D'Eisk 1909, 100 roubles
Compagnie du Chemin de Fer D'Eisk 1909, 500 roubles
Various

Kentucky and Great Eastern Railway Company (USA), $1000 dollar Gold Bond, 1872
Norfolk Estuary Company, £50 sterling share certificate, 1847
Bohemian Coal Mining Company, Rakonitz, Bohemia, One Share certificate, 1858 (11)

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £140
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Lot 16

Scripophily
An attractive group of four Chinese Government and Railway bonds, comprising:
Chinese Imperial Govt Gold Loan, 1898, £25 sterling, German
Chinese Government Gold Loan, 1913, £20 sterling, French
Chinese Railway; Canton-Kowloon, 1907, £100 sterling, English
Chinese Railway, Hukuang 1911, £20 sterling, German (4)

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £320
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Lot 17

Ephemera, Scraps, etc.
A collection of fourteen albums, containing scraps, original artwork, manuscript prose, coloured prints, etc., predominantly 19th century, various bindings

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £600
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Lot 18

Andersen (Hans)
Fairy Tales, nd., Hodder and Stoughton, 12 mounted colour plates after Kay Nielsen as called for, each with printed tissue guard, original cloth gilt

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £280
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Lot 19

Fitzgerald (Edward)
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, nd., Hodder and Stoughton, 4to., 20 tipped-in colour plates after Edmund Dulac as called for, each with printed tissue guard, original cloth gilt;
Dulac (Edmund)
, Edmund Dulac's Fairy Book, Fairy Tales of the Alien Nations, nd., Hodder & Stoughton, 4to., 15 tipped-in colour plates as called for, original cloth;
Quiller-Couch (Arthur)
, The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales, nd., Hodder & Stoughton, 30 colour plates after Edmund Dulac as called for (several loose), plain tissue guards to each, original pebble-grained cloth gilt;
The Brothers Grim
, Little Brother & Little Sister and Other Tales, 1917, Constable, first edition, 12 tipped-in colour plates after Arthur Rackham (some corner creasing), original cloth gilt;
Ingoldsby (Thomas)
, The Ingoldsby Legends, or Mirth & Marvels, 1920, Heinemann, 24 tipped-in colour plates as called for, printed tissue guards, original cloth;
with two others (7)

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £320
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Lot 20

Hull (Katharine) & Whitlock (Pamela)
The Far-Distant Oxus, 1937, Cape, first edition, dust wrapper (priced 7s.6d.);
idem
, Escape to Persia, 1938, Cape, first edition, dust wrapper (priced 7s.6d.);
idem
, Oxus in Summer, 1939, Cape, first edition, dust wrapper (priced 7s.6d.) (3)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £190
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Lot 21

Poe (Edgar Allan)
Tales of Mystery & Imagination, 1935, George G. Harrap, first edition, twelve colour plates after Arthur Rackham, each with printed tissue guard, decorative endpapers, original dark navy cloth, dust wrapper (price clipped)

Estimate: £150-200

Sold: £270
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Lot 22

Steadman (Ralph)
Still Life with Bottle, 1994, Ebury Press, first edition, signed by the author, dust wrapper;
idem
, Little.com, 2000, Andersen Press, numbered limited edition of 300, signed by the artist, pictorial boards, clear dust wrapper, slipcase;
Scarfe (Gerald)
, Scarfe Face, 1993, Sinclair-Stevenson, first edition, signed by the artist, dust wrapper;
idem
, Line of Attack, 1988, first edition, dust wrapper, signed colour print loosely inserted (4)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £200
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Lot 23

Pissarro (Lucien)
Pastorale, 2001, Whittington Press, 4to., numbered limited edition of 100 copies, 24 engravings, 'half bound' in 'Oasis' leather, together with portfolio of proofs of 22 of the engravings and one additional engraving, slipcase

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £220
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Lot 24

Brown (Christopher)
An Anamorphic Alphabet, 1999, Previous Parrot Press, folio, numbered limited edition of thirty-six hand-coloured copies, signed by the artist, morocco-backed boards, together with folder of four plates, initialled by the artist, slipcase

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £190
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Lot 25

Stefani (Mario)
No Other Gods, 1982, Kouros Press, one of twenty-six copies, signed by the author and the artist, J Martin Pitts, specially bound in cloth, together with a lettered supplement, prospectus and portfolio of the illustrations in different colours to those of the book, slipcase;
Chubb (Ralph N.)
, Manhood, A Poem, February 1924, published by the author, limited edition of 200, original wraps;
idem
, The Shipboy's Tale, 1977, Sub Signo Libelli Press, numbered limited ediiton of 40, original wraps;
idem
, The Day of St Alban, 1965, Cuckoo Hill Press, numbered limited edition of 41, original wraps;
Dolben (Digby Mackworth)
, Sonnet, 1982, Kouros Press, limited edition of 100 hand-printed copies, original wraps;
with seven others and a small quantity of bookplates

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £500
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Lot 26

Gohorry (John)
Hobbes's Whale, 1988, Paulinus Press, illustrated by Simon Brett, numbered limited edition of fifty hard-back copies, signed by the author and the artist, accompanied by signed proofs of the engravings, original cloth, slipcase;
Shipwith (Peyton)
Entertaining A La Carte, Edward Bawden and Fortnum & Mason, 2007, Mainstone Press, numbered limited edition of 1000, original cloth;
Bawden (Edward)
Engravings 1927-1929, 1988, Merivale Editions, original wraps, dust wrapper;
and a small quantity of others (qty)

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £300
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Gorey (Edward)
The Headless Bust, 1999, Harcourt Brace, numbered limited edition of 750, signed by the author, dust wrapper, slipcase;
idem
, The Second Annual Edition of Contemporary Furs designed by Rosette for Ben Kahn II and the Premiere showing of the Edward Gorey Fur Collection for Men, 1979, signed by Gorey, paper wraps [with]
idem
, A pen, ink and watercolour illustration of a Coyote vest or waistcoat, front and rear views, signed by Gorey, together with a small inscription on separate slip of paper
idem
, Amphigorey, Fifteen Books by ..., 1972, Putnam's, sixth impression, signed by the author, dust wrapper (priced $12.95);
idem
, Sam and Emma, 1974, Abelard-Schuman, first British edition, pictorial boards;
idem
, Christmas Alphabet 1963, stain to front cover, original printed wraps;
Toledano (Henry)
Goreyography, 1996, dust wrapper;
with four others (11)

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £750
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Spencer (Stanley)
A Chatto & Windus Almanack, 1927, original cloth-backed boards;
Ardizzone (Edward)
, Baggage to the Enemy, 1941, Murray, first edition, dust wrapper;
Sassoon (Siegfried)
, Memoirs of an Infantry Officer, 1931, Faber, illustrated by Barnett Freedman, first edition thus, dust wrapper (worn);
Kipling (Rudyard)
, The Jungle Book, 1908, Macmillan, illustrated by Maurice and Edward Detmold, first edition thus, t.e.g., original cloth (rubbed);
Coleridge (Samuel Taylor)
, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, 1930, O.U.P., limited edition of 750, cloth-backed boards;
with seven others and three framed Ardizzone menus (15)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £220
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Lot 29

Potter (Beatrix)
The Story of A Fierce Bad Rabbit, 1906, in wallet (panoramic) form, first edition, first issue, with London preceding New York on back of wallet (Linder p. 426), comma after claws on p.[2] but with green 'marbled' lining papers (Quinby no. 12), preserved in recent book-form case

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £340
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Lot 30

Speaking Picture Book
Le Livre d'Images Parlantes, Pour Amuser Les Chers Bebes, nd., 4to., 9 pull-out strings creating animal noises associated with the chromolitho plates, a.e.g., original decorative cloth, preserved in original carved wooden box with pictorial label. A very nice example.

Estimate: £400-600

Sold: £850
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Lot 31

Hedderwick (Mairi)
Katie Morag and the Two Grandmothers, 1985, Bodley Head, first edition, signed by the author, original pictorial boards;
Praeger (S. Rosamond)
, The Tale of the Little Twin Dragons, 1900, Macmillan, first edition, original pictorial boards (re-backed with cloth, some restoration);
with five others (7)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £100
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A'Beckett (Gilbert Abbott)
The Comic History of England, 1847-8, two volumes, twenty hand-coloured plates after John Leech, t.e.g., half morocco by Tout;
idem
, The Comic History of Rome, nd., ten hand-coloured plates after John Leech, a.e.g., original cloth;
Caldecott (Randolph)
, R. Caldecott's Picture Book containing The Diverting History of John Gilpin ..., nd., Warne, a.e.g, full morocco with pictorial inlays by Kelly & Sons;
Meiklejohn (J.M.D.) and Crane (Walter)
, The Golden Primer, Parts I & II, nd., Blackwood, two volumes, t.e.g., original boards (worn);
with eight others (14)

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £450
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Lot 33

Chapbooks
A small collection, comprising;
The
Golden Dreamer; or, the Universal Guide ..., nd., Alnwick; Davison, 24 pages;
The
Story of Jenny Wren, nd., Newcastle; Walker, [8 pages], hand coloured illustrations, original printed wraps;
The
Story of Simple Simon, nd., Newcastle; Walker, 8 pages, hand-coloured illustrations, original printed wraps;
The
Trial and Execution of Thomas Clarke, for the Wilful Murder of Mary Ann Westhorpe at Hallgarth Mill, near Durham on Sunday, the 8th of August, 1830, 1831, Durham; Walker, 42 pages including ground plan;
The
Hermit of Warden ..., 1831, Hexham; Armstrong, frontis, 26 pages;
The
Holwick Tragedy .., nd., Hexham; Armstrong, 10 pages;
A
Garland of Christmas Carols, nd., Newcastle; Robinson, 20 pages;
the seven items bound as one in quarter cloth

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £360
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Greenaway (Kate)
Almanacks for 1883 to 1885 and 1888 to 1891, Routledge, seven volumes, small format, colour illustrations, original covers - 1891 with mailing dust wrapper, 1884 & 1885 in deluxe limp ?morocco gilt, the remainder in cloth-backed boards;
idem
, Kate Greenaway's Alphabet, nd. [c1885], Routledge, small format, colour illustrations, original boards (8)

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £440
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James (Grace)
Green Willow and other Japanese Fairy Tales, 1910, 40 tipped-in colour plates (some creasing), light foxing throughout, original cloth gilt

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £130
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Coxe (Peter)
The Social Day: A Poem, in Four Cantos, 1823, Carpenter & Ackermann, large paper copy, thirty-two engraved plates (proofs on India paper), t.e.g., quarter morocco
[plate 31 at p288 (dated 1822) is often described as the first steel engraved book plate]

Estimate: £50-100

Sold: £90
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Skempton (Mary)
The Wood Engravings of Mary Skempton, 1989, Libanus Press, numbered limited edition of 150, quarter cloth;
with seven Christmas Cards loosely inserted, each with mounted wood engraving and inscription from Mary Nancy Skempton (the earlier prints being illustrated in the book)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £160
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Lot 38

Rackham (Arthur)
The Allies' Fairy Book, n.d., Heinemann and Lippincott, 4to., number 1 of a limited edition of 525, signed by Rackham, twelve tipped-in colour plates, each with printed tissue guard, original cloth

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £360
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Dulac (Edmund)
A Fairy Garland, Being Fairy Tales from The Old French, 1928, Cassell/Scribner's, 4to., numbered limited edition of 1000, signed by Dulac, twelve colour plates, t.e.g., original quarter vellum;
Housman (Laurence)
Stories from the Arabian Nights, 1907, Hodder & Stoughton, fifty tipped-in colour plates after Edmund Dulac, recent cloth (2)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £190
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Brothers Grimm
Little Brother, Little Sister and other Tales, 1917, Constable, 4to., numbered limited edition of 525, signed by Arthur Rackham, thirteen tipped-in colour plates, original cloth with vellum label to upper board

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £280
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Andersen (Hans)
Fairy Tales, nd, [1924], Hodder & Stoughton, 4to., twelve tipped-in colour plates after Kay Nielsen, each with printed tissue guard, original cloth gilt;
Rossetti (Christina)
, Poems, nd, Gresham, 36 tipped-in colour plates after Florence Harrison, each with printed tissue guard, original cloth (cloth faded, later end papers);
Fitzgerald (Edward)
, Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, nd., Siegle Hill, 4to., from the Sangorski & Sutcliffe manuscript, colour illustrations, original cloth gilt (3)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £280
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Lot 42

Moveable or Pop-up Books
Anon.
, The Children's Tableaux, A Novel Colour Book, with Pictures arranged as Tableaux, nd., Nister & Dutton, 4to., five double page 'pop-up' chromolitho illustrations, originally cloth-backed pictorial boards;
Anon.
, The Soldier Panorama Book, A Novel Colour Book for Children, nd., Nister & Dutton, 4to., five double page 'pop-up' chromolitho illustrations (some colouring-in of text illustrations), original cloth-backed boards (2)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £260
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Lot 43

Moveable Book
Breitschwert (W. von)
, Das Wunderbare Bilderbuch Ein Festgeschenk ..., nd., Stuttgart: Julius Hoffman, 4to., twelve hand-coloured plates, each with lift-up flap to create alternative illustration, original boards (recent cloth backstrip and new endpapers)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £180
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Lot 44

Upton (Florence K. & Bertha)
The Golliwog at the Sea-Side, 1898, Longmans, original cloth boards;
Bird (C.)
, Droll Doings, nd., Blackie, 4to., colour illustrations after Harry B. Nielson;
Barker (Cicely M.)
, The Book of the Flower Fairies, colour plates, dust wrapper (priced 5/-);
Greenaway (Kate)
A Apple Pie, nd.,, Routledge, original cloth;
Crane (Walter)
Flora's Feast, A Masque of Flowers, 1892, Cassell, original cloth-backed boards;
with eleven others (16)

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £350
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Lot 45

Awdry (Rev. W.)
Thomas the Tank Engine, nd., Edmund Ward, first edition, original cloth (pages pulled, tape repairs/stains to some gutter margins);
idem
, The Three Railway Engines, nd., Edmund Ward, first edition (fat director), dust wrapper (well worn and torn with loss, priced 4/-) (2)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £500
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Lot 46

Milne (A.A.) & Shepard (E.H.)
The Christopher Robin Calendar 1929 [1928], thirteen illustrated card sheets including title, cord tie, (some foxing to early and later sheets)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £110
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Lot 47

Doyle (Richard)
In Fairyland, A Series of Pictures from the Elf-World, with a Poem by William Allingham, 1875, Longmans Green, sixteen colour plates (one torn), pages and plates loose, original cloth, binding worn and detached;
Quiller-Couch (Arthur)
, In Powder and Crinoline, Old Fairy Tales, n.d., Hodder and Stoughton, 24 mounted colour plates after Kay Nielsen, each with printed tissue guard, original boards (worn boards, lacking backstrip);
Talwin Morris (Alice)
, Our Holiday on A Barge ..., n.d.,, Blackie, colour illustration, deluxe cloth binding (lacking front free endpaper);
Robinson (Charles)
, Black Sambos, n.d., Blackie, unpaginated concertina book, the pages separated in several places, completeness not warranted, original cloth (4)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £290
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Lot 48

Andersen (Hans Christian)
Fairy Tales, 1872, Sampson Low .., 4to., twelve chromolitho. plates after 'E.V.B', printed guards, original cloth gilt;
Byron (May)
, Our Toy Zoo, nd., colour illustrations after G.F Christie, original cloth (2)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £200
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Lot 49

Original Artwork - E.H. Shepard
Military themed illustrations for double page spread, depicting various infantry groups, archers, an officer on a horse, etc., around space for text, pen and ink, some corrections in white, sheet 368mm x 525mm, signed to lower edge, mounted

Estimate: £50-100

Sold: £280
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Lot 50

Edward Minister & Son
The Chart of British Liveries, nd., London, hand-coloured aquatint, folding chart in ten sections, linen backed, 665mm x 940mm, gilt-lettered cloth front cover (possibly lacking a rear cover)

Estimate: £60-100

Sold: £130
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