Books, Maps & Ephemera: Wednesday 06 January 2016 12:00PM

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Viewing: Tuesday 29 & Wednesday 30 December 9am-4pm; Saturday 2 January 9am-4pm; Monday 4 & Tuesday 5 January 9am-4pm and morning of sale from 8am

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Lot 1

White (George)
English Lantern Clocks, 1989, Antique Collectors' Club, 4to., dust wrapper

Provenance: From the collection of the late Dr J E S Walker of Hornsea

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £240
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Lot 2

Crom (Theodore R.)
Horological Shop Tools, 1700 to 1900, 1980, Florida, published by the author, 4to., original cloth;
Idem,
Horological Wheel Cutting Engines, 1700 to 1900, 1982, Florida, cloth;
Wyke (John) and Smith (John)
, A Catalogue of Tools for Watch and Clock Makers by John Wyke of Liverpool, 1978, Virginia, oblong 4to., dust wrapper (3)

Provenance: From the collection of the late Dr J E S Walker of Hornsea

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £240
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Lot 3

Clocks and Clockmakers of the UK
Moore (A.J.)
, The Clockmakers of Somerset, 1650-1900, 1998, published by the author, 4to., dust wrapper;
Haggar (Arthur L.) & Miller (Leonard F.)
, Suffolk Clocks & Clockmakers, 1974, dust wrapper;
with a comprehensive collection of county and regional clock-making histories (qty)

Provenance: From the collection of the late Dr J E S Walker of Hornsea

Estimate: £400-600

Sold: £850
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Lot 4

Mercer (Vaudrey)
John Arnold & Son, Chronometer Makers, 1762-1843, 1972, AHS, dust wrapper;
idem
, The Life and Letters of Edward John Dent, Chronometer Maker, and some account of his Successors, 1977, AHS, dust wrapper;
idem
, The Frodshams, the Story of a Family of Chronometer Makers, 1981, AHS, dust wrapper;
Mercer (Tony)
, Mercer Chronometers, Radical Tom Mercer ..., 1978 [or later], Brant Wright, dust wrapper;
Gould (Rupert T.)
, The Marine Chronometer, 1978, dust wrapper (5)

Provenance: From the collection of the late Dr J E S Walker of Hornsea

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £700
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Lot 5

Horology
Roberts (Derek)
, British Skeleton Clocks, 1987, ACC, 4to., dust wrapper;
idem
, Continental and American Skeleton Clocks, 1989, Schiffer, fol., dust wrapper;
Loomes (Brian)
, Grandfather Clocks and their Cases, 1985, David & Charles, signed by the author, dust wrapper;
with a large collection of others on clocks and watches (qty)

Provenance: From the collection of the late Dr J E S Walker of Hornsea

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £750
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Lot 6

Sandrart (Joachim)
Sculpturae Veteris Admiranda …., 1680, Norimbergae, Fobergius, folio, portrait frontis, vignette title, 70 plates (some double-page), contemp.calf (very worn, upper cover detached)

Estimate: £250-400

Sold: £350
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Lot 7

Visconti (Giambattista) et alia
Il Museo Pio Clementino …, 1782-1807, Roma, 7 vols large folio, each vol. with half-title, portrait frontis and engraved titled page, and 379 plates in all (incl. folding plan, "bis" plates etc);
together with
vol. 1 of Il Museo Chiarmonti, 1808, engr. frontis and title, 45 plates, uniformly bound with the above in full contemp.calf, gilt and blind (some light marginal spotting, several covers off, spines rubbed) (8)

Estimate: £1500-2500

Sold: £2600
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Lot 8

Society of Dilettanti
Ionian Antiquities, 1769 (vol 1 only), lge. folio, 33 plates, untrimmed in original boards (covers off, loose extra ded'n/subscribers list, chapter 4 slightly smaller and on different stock)

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £140
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Lot 9

Kent (William)
The Designs of Inigo Jones, 1727, 2 vols in 1, folio, vol.1: 6 ff. with vignettes (incl. title), 1f. printed subscribers, 73 numbered plates as called for (ie double-page plates counted as 2); vol.2: 4 ff. (incl. title), lacking plates 11, 46, 47/48 (ie d-p), 55/56 (d.p), 60/61 (d.p), 62/63 (d.p), later half morocco (rodent nibbles almost to platemark in patches of outer margin);
Daniell (Thomas & William)
Oriental Scenery, 1816, 4to, 140 aquatint plates and series titles (only), cloth (distressed binding, last 2 plates holed)
and 2 other distressed volumes: Hogarth, Works; and Jones, Grammar of Ornament
Sold with all faults as a collection of plates (4)

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £750
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Lot 10

Rawson (Jessica)
Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the Qing, 1995, quarto, illus, 1st Edtiion, cloth, d.w.;
Watson (W.)
Tang and Liao Ceramics, 1984, quarto, illus, 1st Edition, cloth, d.w., slipcase; and 11 other works on Chinese ceramics, bronzes etc (13)

Estimate: £100-200

NOT SOLD
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Lot 11

Dubin (lois Sherr)
The History of Beads from 30,000 B.C. to the Present, 1987, 4to., illus, 1st Edn, d.w.; 5 other works on Jewellery and 1 on ancient glass and 3 prints (qty)

Estimate: £100-150

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Lot 12

[Fireworks, Magic etc]
Thornton (T.C.)

The New Cabinet of Arts: A Series of Entertaining Experiments, 1846, 12mo., engr. frontis, original cloth

Estimate: £50-100

Sold: £70
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Lot 13

[CHILDREN'S]
Forwood (Gwen)

The Old Fancies of Gwen, n.d. [ca.1900], obl. folio, 10 col. plates, pictorial boards
The Animated Picture Book of Alice in Wonderland, 1947, Pilot Press, 4to, ringbound
Winnie-the-Pooh and the Bees, n.d., 4to, 4 pop-ups (minor faults), ringbound
and four other volumes (7)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £170
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Lot 14

De Thoyras (Rapin)
The History of England, 1732, 1733, 1744, 1745 and 1747, 5 vols in 4, folio, vols 1 & 2 second edition; plates; 68 maps, plans and views (incl. N & S America); 74 portraits and monuments (some double-page); 43 genealogies, medals etc; comtemp. calf (covers off, sold not subject to return) (5)

Estimate: £300-600

Sold: £650
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Lot 15

Morpurgo (Michael)
War Horse, 1982, Kaye & Ward, first edition, signed and inscribed by the author, correction fluid has been used on title leaf, original boards (laminated);
with an 'Advance Reader's Edition' of the author's Listen to the Moon
[sold on behalf of a local hospice - includes a promotional card with a short note from Michael Morpugo to the hospice, discussing the donation of the books]

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £200
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Lot 16

Leech (John) illustrator:
Handley Cross, n.d., subscribers edition reprint of the original, hand-col'd plates, elaborate red cloth black and gilt;
and 5 volumes, uniform with the above (6)

Estimate: £70-120

Sold: £80
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Lot 17

Rackham (Arthur) illustrator:
Some British Ballads, n.d., Constable & Co, 4to, signed by Rackham, limited edition numbered 201/575 copies, 16 tipped-in col. plates with titled guards, vellum-backed cream boards, gilt, t.e.g., (no owner name, slight edge wear and discolouration to cover, very slight marginal foxing, corner of one plate creased)

Estimate: £250-400

Sold: £380
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Lot 18

Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures, [1913], 4to, 44 tipped-in col. plates with titled guards, cloth gilt (covers faded and damp spotted)

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £90
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Lot 19

Searle (Ronald)
Slightly Foxed - but still desirable, 1989, quarto, limited edition, numbered 120/150 copies, signed, full cloth, slip case
Note: bookseller Sidney ("Sid") E Clark's copy, with Searle's design for a retirement dinner letterhead (1989), and fine ms. sentiment below signed by Searle in full, loose within

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £420
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Lot 20

Sangorski & Sutcliffe
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, undated, quarto, 340x 250mm, col. plates, illuminations, etc, limited edition 529/550 copies signed by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, elaborate full vellum, pictorially gilt, original leather label applied to spine, t.e.g. (clean copy: no owner inscriptions)

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £650
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Lot 21

Milne (A.A.)
House at Pooh Corner, 1928; Winnie-the-Pooh, 1926; Now We Are Six, 1927, 3 vols, first editions (covers worn); and 3 books on Beatrix Potter (6)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £220
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Lot 22

Dodgson (Charles) a.k.a. Lewis Carroll
Through the Looking Glass, 1872, first edition, original cloth (distressed), with the rare 4pp. "Dear Children, At Christmas time a few grave words are not quite out of place … Lewis Carroll, Christmas 1871", pasted to rear free end paper;
together with
Carroll (Lewis) Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 1868, 10th Thousand, cloth (distressed);
and a col. illus. pamphlet "The Cat's Tea Party" (3, with all faults)

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £250
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Seago (Edward) & Masefield (John)
The Country Scene, 1937, quarto, 42 mounted colour plates with titled guards, cloth

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £100
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Lot 24

An Oblong Folio 19th Century Sketch Album with drawings by R. Winn and others, incl. topographical views; together with 6 watercolours of shells, 18th century; and a child's watercolour by S. Winn, 1777 (qty)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £220
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Dickens (Charles)
Mystery of Edwin Drood, 1870, Chapman & Hall, first edition bound from the parts (stab marks in the gutter), portrait frontis., additional pictorial title, 12 plates, 19th century half calf

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £110
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Lot 26

Dickens (Charles)
The Works, n.d., Gresham Press, 20 vols, quarter brown morocco, gilt and blind (20)

Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £320
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Lot 27

Byron (Lord)
Don Juan [Cantos I-II], 1823, Thomas Davison, bound with Cantos III-V, 1821, Thomas Davison, 8vo, uniformly bound with: Don Juan Cantos VI, VII and VIII (with IX, X and XI), John Hunt, 1823; Cantos XII [-XIV] (and) XV [-XVI], Hunt, 1823 and Hunt, 1824; i.e. in 3 vols, contemp. half gilt, together with 22 other vols by Byron, Little, Moore et alia, uniformly bound;
HERVEY (James)
The Works, 1790, 8 of 9 vols, contemp.tree calf (34)

Estimate: £250-350

Sold: £450
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Lot 28

Gardam (Jane)
Bilgewater, 1976, Hamish Hamilton, first edition, signed, cloth, dustwrapper, and a collection of 19 other titles by Jane Gardam, first editions, of which 5 SIGNED, including God on the Rocks, 1978; The Iron Coast (also signed by the photographers), 1994 (20)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £160
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Lot 29

[Allestree (Richard)]
The Government of the Tongue … Fourth Impression, 1675, Oxford, with license leaf and add. engr. title, contemp. calf gilt (rebacked with original spine);
Monsieur Bossu's Treatise of the Epick Poem …, 1719, printed for J Knapton, 12mo, contemp. calf;
and 10 other vols, dictionaries, etc, some defective (12)

Estimate: £80-140

Sold: £200
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Lot 30

Gisborne (Thomas)
An Enquiry into the Duties of the Female Sex, 1798, third edition, untrimmed in later half calf;
Lindsey (Anne)
Four Years, 1930, privately printed, limited edition, inscribed by the author, plates, polished burgundy calf by Bumpus;
and six other vols, incl. Pardoe, Louis XIV, 3 vols, 1847 (8)

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £120
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Lot 31

Voltaire
The Works ..., Translated by T Smollett ... and Others, vols 1-29, 3rd Edition, 1770, vol 30/31, 1769, engr. plates, contemporary full calf, spines gilt in compartments, contrasting labels (as a collection of bindings) (31)

Estimate: £400-600

Sold: £550
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Lot 32

[Collier (John)]
The Miscellaneous Works of Tim Bobbin, Esq; Containing his view of the Lancashire Dialect … Also his Poem of the Flying Dragon …, 1785, Manchester, Printed for the Author, and Mr Hassingden, octavo, portrait frontis and 10 plates, pp.XIV, 15-203 (1) (part unpaginated and with pagination jump therein), followed by the "Flying Dragon" as per title, but with separate pagination and register: pp.33 (1) (some foxing, one plate with slight marginal loss), bound with:
Wheeler (A.) The Westmorland Dialect, 1802, London (but Kendal printed), De Worfat (William, pseud?) A Bran New Work, [1784], the three bound as one in a very worn but curious binding, the upper central panel with the faint remains of a portrait of a pig-faced man;
together with:
[Hooke (N.)
Remarks upon the Conduct of a Certain Duchess, 1742, T Cooper, disbound (2)

Estimate: £300-500

NOT SOLD
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Lot 33

Wells (H.G.)
The Plattner Story and Others, 1897, Methuen, first edition with adverts at back dated March 1897, original red cloth gilt

Estimate: £60-120

NOT SOLD
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Malory (Thomas)
Morte d'Arthur/Birth Life and Acts of King Arthur, 1893/4, 2 vols, quarto, 2 frontispieces and 18 plates by Aubrey Beardsley, later full plain morocco;
Skene (W.)
Celtic Scotland, 1876, 3 vols, octavo, half calf (5)

Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £650
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Lot 35

Dickens (Charles)
Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, 1839, first edition bound from the parts, 39 engr. plates, cloth (one or two gatherings sprung);
- another copy, taller, cloth, plates foxed;
Mystery of Edwin Drood, 1870, first edition, portrait, add. pictorial title page, 12 plates, half red morocco;
Posthumous papers (very worn) (4)

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £280
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Lot 36

Bannatyne (George)
Ancient Scottish Poems ..., 1770, Edinburgh, 12mo, wide margins/untrimmed, original boards

Estimate: £80-140

Sold: £90
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Lot 37

Fleming (Ian)
The Man with the Golden Gun, 1965, First Edition, plain black cloth, spine lettered, dustrapper, collectable condition

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £150
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Lot 38

Fleming (Ian)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service, 1963, First Edition, cloth, dustwrapper, collectable condition

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £130
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Lot 39

Fleming (Ian)
You Only Live Twice, 1964, First Edition, cloth, dustwrapper (slight spotting of fore-edges, dustwrapper spine slightly toned);
Fleming (Ian)
The Spy Who Loved Me, 1965, Seventh Impression, cloth, dustwrapper;
[Amis (Kingsley)]
Colonel Sun. A James Bond Adventure, 1968, First Edition, cloth, dustwrapper (3)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £130
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Lot 40

Hemingway (Ernest)
A Farewell to Arms, 1929, New York, Grosset & Dunlap, first edition, black cloth, pink labels;
Blunden (Edmund)
Undertones of War, 1928, first edition, cloth, d.w.;
and 12 other vols, misc (14)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £130
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Lot 42

Japanese Naval History
A large collection of books on Japanese naval history, Japanese warships and their construction, including a boxed set of plans believed to be 'Plans of Ships of the Imperial Japanese Navy - History of Shipbuilding in the Showa Era, 1975 (Soc. of Naval Architects of Japan)' and other volumes signed by the author Shizuo Fukui (qty)

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £900
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Foreign Warships
A large collection of books on German, Italian, Russian and French naval history, warships, etc., including runs of the Ufficio Storico Della Marina Militare and NaviItaliane della 2 Guerra Mondiale (incl. vol. 9 - Capitani Romani) (qty)

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £800
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Lot 44

United States Navy
A large collection of books on United States naval history, warships, etc., and the Campaign in the Pacific in WWII (qty)

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £480
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Lot 45

Submarines
Hezlet (Arthur)
, British and Allied Submarine Operations in World War II, 2001, two volumes, numbered limited edition of 200, cloth, slipcase;
Ministry of Defence
, The Development of H.M. Submarines from Holland No 1 (1901) to Porpoise (1930) (BR3043), 1979, cloth binder;
Akermann (Paul)
, Encyclopaedia of British Submarines, 1901-1955, 1989, cloth, slipcase;
with a large collection of others on Submarines and U-boats (qty)

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £500
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Lot 46

WWII
A large collection of books on the Second World War, predominantly Naval history and Intelligence, including Roskill's War at Sea (7 vols), Hinsley's British Intelligence and a number of Naval Staff Histories (qty)

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £500
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Lot 47

Warships
A large collection of books and periodicals on Warships and their designs (qty)

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £1300
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Lot 48

Naval Aviation
A large collection of books on Naval Aviation, the Fleet Air Arm, Aircraft Carriers, etc. (qty)

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £400
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Lot 49

WWI
A large collection of books on the Naval History of WWI, Jutland, 'Dreadnought to Scapa Flow' (5 vols), Bacon's Dover Patrol (2 vols, ex libris 'Evans of the Broke'), etc.

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £250
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Lot 50

Warships
A large collection of books on Battleships, Destroyers, Cruisers and Fast-boats (qty)

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £650
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Lot 51

Military History
A large collection of books including Napoleonic History, warfare, etc. (qty)

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £680
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