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Bond (Francis)
Gothic Architecture in England .., 1905, Batsford, bound as two volumes, a.e.g., half morocco gilt;
Petit (J.L.)
, Architectural Studies in France, 1854, Bell, bound in two volumes, t.e.g., half calf;
Pugin (A. Welby)
, A Treatise on Chancel Screens and Rood Lofts .., 1851, Dolman, 14 plates, original cloth (detached);
Keyser (Charles E.)
, A List of Norman Tympana and Lintels, 1927, Stock, 4to., t.e.g., original cloth;
with a small quantity of others (qty)

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £150
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Lot 2

Miro (Joan)
Lithographs, Volume II, 1975, New York, Leon Amiel, 4to., numbered limited edition of 5000, dust wrapper with title wrap-around and acetate cover, slipcase

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £100
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Lot 3

Rolex
Wilsdorf (Hans) et al,
Rolex Jubilee Vade Mecum, [1946], Rolex, four volumes, numbered limited edition of 1000, original wraps;
idem
, The Story of Rolex, 1905-1948, nd. [c1948], Rolex, original wraps, 1951 price list loosely inserted;
The five volumes housed in original slipcase (slipcase worn)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £130
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Detmold (Maurice and Edward)
Sixteen Illustrations of Subjects from Kipling's 'Jungle Book', 1903, eleven mounted colour plates only, from the folio of 16, comprising: Akela the Lone Wolf; Council Rock; Mowgli and Bagheera; Mowgli leaving the Jungle; Baloo in the Forest; Monkey Fight; Return of the Buffalo Herd; Mowgli and the Lone Wolf; Rikki-Tikki; Elephant Dance; Toomai of the Elephants; each with printed title sheet (some title sheets torn), loose in badly worn original cloth gilt folio

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £380
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Lot 5

Wagner (Richard) & Rolleston (T.W.)
The Tale of Lohengrin, Knight of the Swan, nd. [c1913], Harrap, numbered limited edition of 525, illustrated and signed by Willy Pogany, eight mounted colour plates, t.e.g., original grained cloth gilt with remnant clear dust wrapper

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £440
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Lot 6

Wagner (Richard)
The Rhinegold & The Valkyrie, 1910, Heinemann, second impression, colour plates after Arthur Rackham, dust wrapper;
with a quantity of others, both illustrated books and artist monographs (qty)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £240
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Lot 7

Quiller-Couch (Sir Arthur)
The Sleeping Beauty and other fairy tales, nd., numbered Edition de Luxe, signed by the illustrator Edmund Dulac, thirty mounted colour plates, t.e.g., original morocco gilt (repairs to head and tail of spine)

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £280
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Lot 8

Flint (William Russell)
Lisping Goddess, A Figurehead Fantasy ..., 1968, private printing, numbered limited edition of 275, signed by the author/artist, folio, colour plates, t.e.g., one of 215 copies bound in quarter morocco by Mansell (foxing to boards), marbled slipcase

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £110
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Lot 9

Lucas (E.V.)
The Pageant of Empire, Souvenir Volume, 1924, Fleetway Press, folio, colour illustrated by Frank Brangwyn, Spencer Pryse and Macdonald Gill, fold out plate, presented by London and North East Railway, original boards (worn)

Estimate: £50-100

Sold: £110
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Lot 10

Goldsmiths (Oliver)
The Vicar of Wakefield 1929, Harrap, numbered limited edition of 575 English copies, twelve colour plates after Arthur Rackham, t.e.g., vellum;
Andersen (Hans)
, Stories from Hans Andersen, nd., Hodder and Stoughton, 28 tipped-in colour plates after Edmund Dulac, original cloth gilt;
with two others (4)

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £850
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Lot 11

Bond (Michael)
The Complete Paddington, Folio Society, twelve volumes, cloth bound, in box slipcase (as new, sealed in publisher's polythene wrap)

Estimate: £60-100

Sold: £90
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Lot 12

Wagner (Richard) & Rolleston (T.W.)
The Tale of Lohengrin, Knight of the Swan, nd. [c1913], Harrap, illustrated by Willy Pogany, eight mounted colour plates, review copy, original cloth gilt

Estimate: £60-100

Sold: £170
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Lot 13

'B.B.' [Watkins-Pitchford (D.J.)]
Bill Badger's Finest Hour, 1961, Hamish Hamilton, first edition, dust wrapper (price-clipped)

Estimate: £60-100

Sold: £190
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Lot 14

Milligan (Spike)
Badjelly the Witch, 1973, Hobbs, first edition, presentation inscription from the author with sketch, (remnant bookplate over publication details, dust wrapper (boards sprung);
Dahl (Roald)
, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 1967, Allen & Unwin, first GB edition, laminated board (lamination lifting) (2)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £190
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Lot 15

Ransome (Arthur)
The Swallows and Amazons Series. A collection of the first editions, comprising;
Swallows and Amazons, 1930; Swallowdale, 1931; Peter Duck, 1932; Winter Holiday, 1933; Coot Club, 1934; Pigeon Post, 1936; We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea, 1937; Secret Water, 1939; The Big Six, 1940; Missee Lee, 1941; The Picts and the Martyrs, 1943; Great Northern, 1947;
Jonathan Cape, first editions, twelve volumes, all in dustwrappers (some wear to wrappers) (12)

Estimate: £6000-10000

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Lot 16

Ransome (Arthur)
The Swallows and Amazons Series. A collection of the Australian first editions, comprising;
Swallows and Amazons; Swallowdale; Peter Duck; Winter Holiday; Coot Club; Pigeon Post; We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea; Secret Water; The Big Six; Missee Lee; The Picts and the Martyrs; Great Northern; 1949,
Australasian Publishing Company in association with Jonathan Cape, first Australian editions, twelve volumes, all in dustwrappers (some wear to wrappers, significant loss to We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea, Missee Lee ex library) (12)

Estimate: £200-300

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Lot 17

Ransome (Arthur)
The Swallows and Amazons Series. A collection of U.S.A.. editions, comprising;
Swallows and Amazons, 1958 (19th printing); Swallowdale, 1932 (4th); Peter Duck, 1933 (1st); Winter Holiday, 1933 (2nd); Coot Club, 1935 (3rd); Pigeon Post, 1937 (?1st); We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea, 1938 (1st); Secret Water, 1940 (1st); The Big Six, 1941 (1st); Missee Lee, 1942 (1st); The Picts and the Martyrs, 1943 (1st); Great Northern, 1947 (1st);
Lippincott (first six volumes, Pigeon Post with Junior Guild) and Macmillan, twelve volumes, all in dustwrappers (some wear to wrappers);
with an additional 1931 fourth printing of Swallows and Amazons in cloth (13)

Estimate: £400-600

Sold: £380
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Lot 18

Ransome (Arthur)
The Swallows and Amazons Series. A collection of Canadian editions, comprising;
Swallows and Amazons; Swallowdale; Peter Duck; Winter Holiday; Coot Club; Pigeon Post; We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea; Secret Water; The Big Six; Missee Lee; The Picts and the Martyrs; Great Northern;
Clarke Irwin wrappers, Jonathan Cape books, various editions from the 1950s and 1960s, twelve volumes, all in dust wrappers (some wear to wrappers, Missee Lee wrapper split, Winter Holiday and We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea are ex-library) (12)

Estimate: £200-300

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Lot 19

Ransome (Arthur)
Missee Lee, 1947, Cape, seventh impression, signed by the author direct to title page, dust wrapper (priced 9s.)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £100
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Lot 20

Ransome (Arthur)
Swallowdale, 1947, Cape, twentieth impression, signed by the author direct to title page, dust wrapper (priced 9s.)

Estimate: £100-200

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Lot 21

Ransome (Arthur)
Swallows and Amazons, 1931, Cape, first illustrated edition, cloth (worn);
idem
, Swallowdale, 1938, Cape, eighth printing, the first illustrated by Ransome, dust wrapper (priced 7s.6d.);
idem
, Great Northern, 1947, Cape, uncorrected proof, pencil annotation to half title, possibly in Ransome's hand, original wraps (3)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £150
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Lot 22

Ransome (Arthur)
Swallows and Amazons, 1934, Cape, seventh Webb illustrated impression, dust wrapper (priced 7s.d.)

Estimate: £100-200

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Lot 23

Pepys (Samuel)
Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys .., 1854, Henry Colburn/Hurst & Blackett, four volumes, frontis to each, ownership inscription of George Augustus Sala, a.e.g., straight-grained morocco gilt

Estimate: £50-100

Sold: £280
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Lot 24

Gibbon (Edward)
Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon ..., 1796, Strahan, Cadell and Davies, first edition, two volumes, 4to., frontis, errata leaf, uncut, cloth-backed original boards (volume 2 detached), later slipcases;
idem
, Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon ..., [volume 3 to above], 1815, John Murray, first edition, frontis, 4to., uncut, cloth-backed original boards, later slipcase
(appears to lack a folding table) (3)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £130
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Lot 25

Milton (John)
Paradise Lost, A Poem [and] Paradise Regain'd, A Poem, 1758, Tonson, two volumes, 4to., printed by John Baskerville, contemporary calf (re-backed retaining backstrips)

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £450
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Lot 26

Poetry
Gray [Thomas]
, Poems by Mr. Gray, 1768, Dodsley, first collected edition, contents at page 21, contemporary calf;
Carr (William Windle)
, Poems on Various Subjects, 1791, printed for the author, frontis, tree calf;
Mason (William)
, Poems, 1764, Horsfield et al, contemporary calf gilt;
Dyer (John)
, Poems, 1761, Dodsley, three engraved plates, calf (re-backed);
with thirty-five others, all leather bound (39)

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £900
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Lot 27

Evelyn (John)
The Diary of John Evelyn ..., 1955, Clarendon Press, edited by E.S. de Beer, six volumes, t.e.g., half morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £220
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Lot 28

Clarendon (Edward, Earl of)
The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England ..., 1702-04, Oxford, three volumes, large folio in fours, portrait frontis to each, contemporary calf

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £300
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Dalton (John)
A Descriptive Poem Addressed to Two Ladies, At their Return from Viewing the Mines near Whitehaven, to which are added, Some Thoughts on Building and Planting, to Sir James Lowther, of Lowther Hall, 1755, Rivington and Dodsley, 4to., recent quarter calf

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £650
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Lot 30

English Literature
A large collection of books, including many sets (qty)

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £650
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Lot 31

Fleming (Ian)
A collection of seven James Bond first editions, comprising;
From Russia with Love, 1957; Dr No, 1958; Goldfinger, 1959; For Your Eyes Only, 1960; Thunderball, 1961; On Her Majesty's Secret Service, 1963; You Only Live Twice, 1964; all published by Cape, all in original cloth without dust wrappers (7)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £400
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Lot 32

Donne (John)
Love Poems of John Donne, 1923, Nonesuch Press, numbered limited edition of 1250, original quarter vellum;
Carroll (Lewis)
, The Hunting of the Snark .., 1876, Macmillan, first edition, original cloth;
Betjeman (John) & Taylor (Geoffrey)
, English Scottish and Welsh Landscape, 1944, Muller, first edition, illustrated by John Piper, original boards;
Cornford (Frances)
, Spring Morning, 1915, Poetry Bookshop, illustrated by Gwen Raverat, original wraps (worn) (4)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £120
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Lot 33

Anon. [Johnstone (Charles)]
Chrysal; or the Adventures of a Guinea ..., 1760, Becket, first edition, two volumes, calf (worn)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £80
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Lot 34

Piozzi (Hesther Lynch)
Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson ..., 1786, Cadell, first edition, lacking half title and errata, calf;
Gibbon (Edward)
, An Essay on the Study of Literature, 1764, Becket & De Hondt, first English edition, calf;
Anon. [Bolingbroke]
, Letters on the Spirit of Patriotism .., 1749, Millar, calf (worn);
with fifteen others (18)

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £550
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Lot 35

[Young (Edward)]
The Works of the Author of the Night-Thoughts, 1762, Browne, et al, four volumes, frontis to two volumes, engraved plate, calf;
Byron
, The Works of Lord Byron, 1823, John Murray, five volumes, a.e.g., morocco gilt;
Anon. (Johnstone (Charles)]
, Chrysal; or the Adventures of a Guinea ..., 1771-67, Becket & De Hondt, mixed edition, four volumes, contemporary calf;
with twenty others in five sets (33)

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £450
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Pope (Alexander)
The Works of Alexander Pope ..., 1764, Millar et al, six volumes, plates, calf;
Anon.
, The Adventurer, 1766, Millar et al, four volumes, calf;
with eight others (18)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £420
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Lot 37

Goldsmith (Oliver)
The Traveller, or a Prospect of Society. A Poem Inscribed to the Rev. Mr Henry Goldsmith, 1765 [1764], Newbery, first edition, issue not determined, half title, advert leaf, a.e.g., full morocco gilt by Sangorski and Sutcliffe [Williams p.135]

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £280
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Lot 38

Ireland (Samuel)
Miscellaneous Papers and Legal Instruments under the Hand and Seal of William Shakespeare: Including the Tragedy of King Lear, and a Small Fragment of Hamlet from the Original Mss in the Possession of Samuel Ireland, of Norfolk Street, 1796, folding frontis, mispagination of p. 153-6, original boards (worn);
Anon. [Hunt (Leigh)]
, The Feast of the Poets .., 1814, James Cawthorn, first edition, manuscript alteration to page 158 by the author, half calf (2)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £220
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Lot 39

Aubrey (J.)
Miscellanies ..., 1696, Edward Castle, [A1] a blank, small hole in I1, a.e.g., full morocco

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £700
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Milton (John)
Paradise Lost, A Poem in Twelve Books, 1688, Jacob Tonson, fourth edition, folio in fours, engraved portrait frontis, twelve engraved plates, early calf boards (worn and re-backed, rear joint cracked)

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £750
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Lot 41

Fleming (Ian)
Casino Royale, 1954, Jonathan Cape, first edition, third impression, dust wrapper (priced 10s.6d.)

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £2300
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Woolf (Virginia)
Night and Day, 1919, Duckworth, first edition, original cloth (hinges split, backstrip detached but present)

Estimate: £60-100

Sold: £90
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Lot 43

Wordsworth (W.)
Lyrical Ballads, with other poems in two volumes, 1800, Longman Rees, two volumes, volume 1 a second edition, volume 2 a first edition, calf (well worn, joints cracked, one board almost detached) [Wise #5]

Estimate: £800-1200

Sold: £2000
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Lot 44

Gray (Nicholas Stuart)
The Edge of Evening, 1976, Faber, first edition, presentation inscription from the author, dust wrapper;
idem
, A Wind from Nowhere, 1978, Faber, first edition, presentation inscription from the author, dust wrapper;
idem
, New Clothes For the Emperor, 1957, O.U.P., first edition, presentation inscription from the author, dust wrapper;
with seven others, all with presentation inscriptions from the author (10)

Estimate: £60-100

Sold: £40
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Lot 45

Woolf (Virginia)
The Letters of Virginia Woolf, edited by Nigel Nicholson, Volumes 1 - 6, 1975-80, Hogarth Press, first editions, six volumes, dust wrappers

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £170
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Lot 46

[Oxford English Dictionary]
Murray (James A. H.) et al
, A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles; Founded Mainly on the Materials Collected by The Philological Society, 1888-1933, eleven volumes in fourteen (including supplement), half morocco (shade variations)

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £120
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Lot 47

Folio Society
A large collection of Folio Society publications, all in slipcases

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £650
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Lot 48

Wright (Joseph)
The English Dialect Dictionary, 1898-1905, six volumes, 4to., original cloth (rubbed, hinges weak)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £110
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Lot 49

History of the Second World War
Kirby (S. Woodburn)
, The War Against Japan, 1957-69, HMSO, five volumes, first editions, dust wrappers (splashed);
Gibbs (N.H.) et al
, Grand Strategy, 1976-56, HMSO, six volumes in seven, dust wrappers;
with a quantity of others (qty)

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £600
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Lot 50

Edmonds (Clement)
Observations Upon Caesars Commentaries, setting forth the Practise of ye Art militarie in the time of the Romaine Empire for the better direction of our moderne Warrs ..., 1604, Mathew Lownes, 4to., portrait frontis, engraved title, four double and two single engraved plates (some staining, one double plate torn at fold), [4], 199, [1], 138 pages [bound with]
Edmundes (Clement)
, Observations Upon Caesars Commentaries, 1609, Math Lownes, portrait frontis, engraved title (paper thin in one area), two double plates, [4], 218 pages, reversed calf (joints split, boards almost detached) (sold not subject to return)

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £340
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