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Tudor-Craig (Algernon)
Catalogue of Contents of the Museum at Freemason's Hall in the Possession of The United Grand Lodge of England, 1938;
idem
, Catalogue of Portraits and Prints at Freemason's Hall in the Possession of The United Grand Lodge of England, 1938;
idem
, Catalogue of Manuscripts and Library at Freemason's Hall in the Possession of The United Grand Lodge of England, 1938, three volumes, t.e.g., original cloth (3)

Estimate: £50-100

Sold: £60
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Lot 2

Camper (Pierre)
Discours Prononces par feu Mr Pierre Camper, en L'Academie de Dessein D'Amsterdam, sur le Moyen de Representer d'une Maniere sure les Diverses Passions qui se Manifestent sur le Visage ..., 1792, Utrecht, Wild & Altheer, 4to., portrait frontis, eleven plates, [bound with]
idem
, Dissertation Physique de Mr Pierre Camper, sur les Differences Reelles que Presentent les Traits du Visage ..., 1791, Utrecht, Wild & Altheer, 4to., ten plates (five folding), diced calf (re-backed)
[sold on behalf of a charity]

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £160
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Lot 3

Roundell (Mrs Charles)
Ham House, Its History and Art Treasures, 1904, George Bell, two volumes, folio in fours, photogravure and other plates as called for, each with tissue guard, t.e.g., half vellum

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £280
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Lot 4

Gruz (Hippolyte)
Motifs de Peinture Decorative pour Appartements Modernes, 1860, Liege & Berlin, folio, chromolitho title and 60 plates as called for, half morocco

Estimate: £400-600

NOT SOLD
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Lot 5

Barbet de Jouy (Henry) & Jacquemart (Jules)
Musee Imperial du Louvre, Les Gemmes et Joyaux de la Couronne, 1865, Paris, two volumes bound as one, folio, sixty plates, t.e.g., half morocco (re-backed retaining majority of backstrip)

Estimate: £200-300

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Lot 6

Wyatt (M. Digby)
Metal-Work and its Artistic Design, 1852, fifty tinted or chromolitho plates including chromolitho title (detached but present), institution stamp to printed title (none found elsewhere), half morocco (worn, binding detached from textblock);
[Fowler (William)]
'Fowler's Mosaics', ten hand coloured plates only, seven of mosaics, three of glass, loose in boards (2)

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £200
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Lot 7

Illuminated Manuscripts
A small collection of reference books and auction catalogues relating to illuminated manuscripts

Estimate: £50-80

Sold: £40
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Lot 8

Guichard (Kenneth M.)
British Etchers 1850-1940, 1977, Robin Garton, deluxe first edition, with three etchings signed by Robin Tanner, 4to., t.e.g., quarter morocco, 1 page ALS from author loosely inserted

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £200
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Lot 9

Phillips (Philip)
The Forth Bridge, in its Various Stages of Construction, and compared with the Most Notable Bridges of the World, nd. [1889], Edinburgh, oblong folio, first edition, 57 plates as called for, original red cloth (some wear)

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £180
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Lot 10

Art Reference
A large quantity of art reference books with an emphasis on sculpture (qty)

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £1000
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Lot 11

North American Architecture
A large collection of books on North American Architects and Architecture (qty)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £550
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Lot 12

Architecture
A large collection of books on Art and Architecture (qty)

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £2200
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Lot 13

Locks, etc.
Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations, Official Descriptive and Illustrative Catalogue, Vol. II (Manufactures, Fine Arts, Colonies), 1851, original cloth;
Friedmann (Bernhard)
, Die Arbeiten des Schlossers..., 1876, Weimar, 42 double page plates of architectural iron work, gates, locks, etc., quarter sheep (worn);
with six trade catalogues (locks, keys, etc) and two others (10)

Estimate: £150-200

Sold: £120
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Lot 14

Scripophily
A collection of bonds and a share certificate, comprising;
Russian

Armavir-Touapse Railway Company, 1909, £100 sterling
Kokand-Namangan Railway Company, 1910, £20 sterling
Troitzk Railway Company, 1910, £20 sterling
Russian South-Eastern Railway Company, 1914, £20 sterling
City of Moscow, 1908, £20 sterling
Russian Imperial Government, £19 17/- sterling, 1906, Russian text
Russian Assoc. for Mutual Credit on Landed Property, 1873, £16 sterling;
Chinese

Chinese Government Gold Loan, 1913, £20 sterling, London
Chinese Government Hukuang Railways Sinking Fund, 1911, £20 sterling, Paris
Share Certificate

Societe des Petroles Milano, 1920, 500 Francs, French
Each framed and glazed (one lacking glazing)
[please note, the rear of each certificate is not visible, it is therefore not possible to confirm the presence of coupons] (10)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £100
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Lot 15

Numismatics
A large collection of coin related reference books

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £700
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Lot 16

Fitzgerald (Edward)
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, the first and fourth renderings in English Verse, 1930, Harrap, numbered limited edition of 750 of the English issue, signed by the illustrator Willy Pogany, twelve tipped-in colour plates, additional etched frontis also signed by the artist, t.e.g., full morocco gilt

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £300
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Lot 17

Costume
A collection
of twenty-five hand-coloured lithographs, depicting Theatrical Costume, lithographed by G. Engelmann, French text, tissue guards watermarked 1821, mounted in morocco album (binding worn);
A collection
of engraved plates depicting international costumes of the past, uncoloured, bound, with stained wraps (2)

Estimate: £50-100

Sold: £120
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Lot 18

Robinson (William Heath) - Original Artwork
The Bacchanalian Feast, nd., pencil, gouache and watercolour, 435mm x 563mm, signed by the artist, mounted, framed and glazed, Chris Beetles label verso

Estimate: £2000-3000

Sold: £2000
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Lot 19

[Detmold (Charles Maurice and Edward Julius)]
The Illustrations to Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book, [1903], four colour plates from the folio of 16 illustrations, comprising; Akela the Lone Wolf, 247mm x 305mm; The Return of the Herd, 210mm x 343mm; Mowgli and the Lone Wolf, 335mm x 238mm; Mowgli Leaving the Jungle, 340mm x 243mm; each mounted, framed and glazed, three with original titles verso

Estimate: £150-200

Sold: £220
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Lot 20

[Detmold (Charles Maurice and Edward Julius)]
The Illustrations to Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book, [1903], five colour plates from the folio of 16 illustrations, comprising; The Cold Lairs, 200mm x 326mm; Council Rock, 233mm x 330mm; Baloo in the Forest, 233mm x 324mm; The Village Club, 237mm x 276mm; 'Elephants', 240mm x 313mm, each framed and glazed (5)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £100
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Lot 21

Barrie (J.M.)
Peter Pan & Wendy, nd., [?1921], Hodder & Stoughton, twelve mounted colour plates after Mabel Lucie Attwell, dust wrapper;
Masefield (John)
, The Country Scene, 1937, Collins, 4to., forty-two mounted colour plates after Edward Seago, each with printed tissue guard, dust wrapper (marked) (2)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £130
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Lot 22

Chaucer (Geoffrey)
The Canterbury Tales, comprising The Prologue; The Wife of Bath's Tale; The Miller's Tale; The Reeve's Tale; The Merchant's Tale; The Shipman's Tale; The Summoner's Tale; The Clerk's Tale; 1983-86., translated by Nevill Coghill, illustrated by Charles Mozley, a numbered limited edition of 1000, eight large folio volumes, each pair with limitation page signed by the artist, loose sheets in card wraps as issued, the eight volumes contained in four large quarter cloth folios with silk ties

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £240
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Lot 23

Roberts (David)
The Holy Land, nd. [late 19th century], Cassell, 120 tinted litho plates (some with creasing), the only title page and preliminaries present are for Division III, Idumea and Petra, red cloth (damp stained, upper board worn);
Chris Beetles Ltd.
, Albert Goodwin R.W.S., 1845-1932, folio, numbered limited edition of 1000, signed by Chris Beetles, t.e.g., quarter morocco, slipcase;
Aldin (Cecil)
, The Romance of the Road, 1928, Eyre & Spottiswoode, tall 4to., colour plates as called for, map in endpaper pocket, t.e.g., original cloth (3)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £260
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Lot 24

Bewick (Thomas)
The Fables of Aesop and Others, 1818, first edition, Roscoe variant A, repaired tear to title page, half calf by Bayntun;
idem
, A General History of Quadrupeds, 1792, third edition, calf (re-backed);
idem
, A History of British Birds, 1816, two volumes, calf (hinges cracked, binding worn);
idem
, A Supplement to the History of British Birds, Parts I & II, 1821, half calf by Bayntun (5)

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £440
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Lot 25

Owens (Marjorie) - Original Artwork
An attractive collection of original artwork by Marjorie Owens, for jigsaws and possibly book or comic illustrations, including Andy Pandy, My Little Pony, ?Mrs Tiggywinkle, etc., seventeen items, various mediums, including pen and ink, pencil, watercolour and gouache and one transparency, seventeen items, various sizes (all illustrated on-line)
[sold on behalf of Save the Children]

Estimate: £150-200

Sold: £180
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Lot 26

Original Artwork
A collection of forty pencil sketches (19th century), predominantly topographical views of houses, as well as several portraits (incl. Byron), dogs etc. Artists include C.E. Cawley, Agnes Cawley, G. Darvall, Jane Clegg, Clara Jones and E. Julia Astley. Some illustrations dated (1815, 1837, 1855), various sizes, one heightened with colour, one with white, mounted in worn half roan album

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £200
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Lot 27

Everard (John)
Nymph & Naiad, 1940, George Routledge, first edition, 4to., 48 plates, dust wrapper (frayed with loss)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £70
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Lot 28

Decorative Bindings
A large quantity of fiction and children's books, including Victorian and early 20th century, each in original pictorial cloth bindings

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £550
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Lot 29

French Educational Playing Cards
Jouy (E[tienne de])
, Septieme Jue de Cartes Historiques, Vie de Jesus-Christ, nd. [early 19th cent.], Lille & Paris, a full set of forty-eight playing cards for a religious game, designed to instruct the young on the life of Jesus, each card 102mm x 66mm, uncoloured, with vignette, black text and borders. Small double sided sheet with notice and rules of the game. Original lower box (restored base) with lower part of original label, reproduction upper box

Estimate: £50-100

Sold: £100
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Lot 30

Toulouse-Lautrec (Henri de)
Elles, 1969, Toulouse-Lautrec circle, numbered limited edition of 1250, large folio, eleven lithographs (numbered in pencil), extra presentation plate and certificate loosely inserted, original quarter cloth with pictorial boards, slipcase

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £160
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Lot 31

Nicholson (William) and Waugh (Arthur)
The Square Book of Animals, 1900, William Heinemann, twelve colour plates (some offsetting/foxing) original cloth-backed pictorial boards (wear to head and tail of spine)

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £500
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Lot 32

Milne (A.A.)
When We Were Very Young, 1924, Methuen, first edition, original cloth (lacking front free endpaper, some staining)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £250
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Lot 33

Williams (A. de C.)
The Marlborough Struwwelpeter, nd. [1908], Marlborough; 'The Times', original cloth-backed pictorial boards (hinge weak, boards marked, wear to head and tail of spine)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £130
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Lot 34

Irving (Washington)
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, 1928, Harrap, first trade edition, eight full page colour plates after Arthur Rackham, pictorial endpapers, dust wrapper (chipped);
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, Rip Van Winkle, 1919, Heinemann, 24 full page colour plates after Arthur Rackham, each with printed tissue guard, original cloth

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £220
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Lot 35

Ransome (Arthur)
Swallows and Amazons, 1931, Cape, first illustrated edition, dust wrapper (well worn, priced 7s.6d.);
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, Swallowdale, 1932, Cape, third impression, dust wrapper (worn, price-clipped)
idem
, Peter Duck, 1932, Cape, first edition, dust wrapper (torn with loss, priced 7s.6d.);
idem
, Winter Holiday, 1933, Cape, second impression, dust wrapper (worn, priced 7s.6d.);
idem
, Coot Club, 1934, Cape, first edition, dust wrapper (worn, priced 7s.6d.);
idem
, Pigeon Post, 1936, Cape, second impression, dust wrapper (priced 7s.6d.) (6)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £420
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Lot 36

Milne (A.A.)
Winnie the Pooh, 1926, Methuen, first edition, original cloth;
idem
, Now We Are Six, 1927, Methuen, third edition, original cloth (some damp rippling);
idem
, The House at Pooh Corner, 1928, Methuen, first edition, original cloth (damp-rippled pages) (3)

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £200
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Lot 37

Rae (Gwynedd)
Mostly Mary,1930, Elkin Mathews & Marrot, first edition, presentation inscription from the author, dust wrapper (worn, priced 3s.6d.)
idem
, All Mary, 1931, Elkin Mathews & Marrot, first edition, presentation inscription from the author, pictorial cloth;
idem
, Mary Plain on Holiday, 1937, Cobden Sanderson, first edition, presentation inscription from the author, dust wrapper (priced 3s.6d.);
with twelve others by the author, various editions, eight inscribed by the author (15)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £400
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Lot 38

Barrie (J.M.)
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, nd., Hodder & Stoughton, 4to., fifty mounted colour plates after Arthur Rackham (several plate leaves detached but present), original cloth (tired)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £100
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Lot 39

Potter (Beatrix)
The Tailor of Gloucester, 1903, Warne, first edition, (one leaf torn, hinge gaping), original cloth;
Upton (Bertha and Florence K.)
, The Golliwogg's Bicycle Club, 1896, original cloth-backed boards (becoming detached, a well worn copy);
West (Michael)
, Clairedelune .., nd., Harrap, mounted colour illustrations, original cloth;
with a vellum bound collection of religious/spiritual prose and verse, manuscript (4)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £160
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Lot 40

Greene (Graham)
The Man Within, 1929, Heinemann, first edition, later issue dust wrapper (worn, priced 3/6)

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £180
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Lot 41

Hamilton (Count A.)
Memoirs of Count Grammont, 1809, J. White, etc., three volumes, engraved plates, t.e.g., calf by Tout;
Anon. [G.R. Greig]
, The Chronicles of Waltham, 1835, Richard Bentley, 3 volumes, half calf (worn);
Wraxhall (N.W.)
, Posthumous Memoirs of His Own Time, 1836, Richard Bentley, three volumes, engraved plates, calf;
with a small quantity of others in leather bindings (qty)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £420
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Lot 42

Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
Opera quae Extant Omnia ..., 1692, ten volumes, 12mo., engraved title page to each volume, four folding plates in volume 1, volume 10 ends on page 4344, lacking an eleventh unpaginated index volume (cf Oxford holding), early calf
[sold on behalf of a charity]

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £150
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Lot 43

Johnson (Samuel)
A Dictionary of the English Language .., 1785, sixth edition, two volumes, 4to. portrait frontis, worn calf bindings (well worn with some damp staining and loose gathers);
Scott (Walter)
, Marmion; A Tale of Flodden Field, 1808, Edinburgh, 4to., calf (worn) (3)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £80
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Lot 44

Hines (Barry)
First Signs, 1972, Michael Joseph, first edition, dust wrapper (priced £2.20);
with a small quantity of others by Barry Hines and Alan Sillitoe together with an original poster for Kes at the Crucible Theatre (qty)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £50
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Lot 45

Yeats [William Butler]
Poems. 1899-1905, 1906, Bullen & Maunsel, first edition, loss to upper margin of final leaf, original cloth gilt

Estimate: £40-60

Sold: £90
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Lot 46

Thackeray (William Makepeace)
Vanity Fair, 1848/9, Bradbury & Evans, full calf by J Larkins;
Gaskell (E.C.)
The Life of Charlotte Bronte, 1858, fourth edition, frontis, calf (re-backed);
with three others (5)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £180
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Lot 47

Austen (Jane)
Pride and Prejudice, 1894, George Allen, illustrated by Hugh Thomson, frontis with tissue guard, a.e.g., original pictorial cloth gilt

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £500
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Lot 48

Pym (Barbara)
Some Tame Gazelle, 1950, Cape, first edition, dust wrapper (priced 9s.6d.);
idem
, Excellent Women, 1952, Cape, first edition, cloth;
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, Less Than Angels, 1955, Cape, first edition, cloth;
Lewis (Wyndham)
, Blasting and Bombardiering, 1937, Eyre & Spottiswoode, first edition, dust wrapper;
with five others (9)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £580
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Lot 49

Yeats (William Butler)
The Wild Swans at Coole, Other Verses and a Play in Verse, 1917, Cuala Press, first edition of 400 copies, original cloth-backed boards;
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, Four Years, 1921, Cuala Press, first edition of 400 copies, original cloth-backed boards;
idem
, The Cat and the Moon and Certain Poems, 1924, Cuala Press, first edition of 500 copies, original cloth-backed boards;
idem
, October Blast, Poems, 1927, Cuala Press, first edition of 350 copies, original cloth-backed boards (4)

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £900
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Joyce (James)
Ulysses, 2004, Folio Society, numbered limited edition of 1760, published on centenary of the day on which the action of the book is set, t.e.g., full goatskin, blocked with design by Jeff Clements, original cloth solander box with gilt lettering

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £260
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