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Lot 2000

Stickmaking
British Stickmakers Guild
, The Stickmaker, No 1 - 124, Nov 1984 - July 2015 (includes additional 'Memorial Issue' but lacks volume 72), both 2008 and 2013 Lists of Members present, 126 volumes held in nine proprietary binders with spare binder
(volume 73 refers to a postage problem with delivery of volume 72)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £80
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Lot 2001

Stacey (Conor)
The Stapleton Collection, Designs for the Irish Neoclassical Interior, 2007, Tralee; Churchill House Press, folio, dust wrapper

Estimate: £100-200

NOT SOLD
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Lot 2002

Adams (George)
A Treatise, Describing the Construction and Explaining the Use of New Celestial and Terrestrial Globes ..., 1810, Dudley Adams, fourteen plates (three folding), half calf (rubbed);
Stevenson (Edward Luther)
, Terrestrial and Celestial Globes, Their History and Construction ..., 1971, Johnson, two volumes, plates, original cloth;
Squire (Thomas)
, A Popular Grammar of the Elements of Astronomy .., 1818, Souter, 36 plates (29 called for, plus seven extra plates, green roan (worn);
Experiments
, The Young Man's Book of Amusement. Containing the Most Interesting and Instructive Experiments .... and the Art of Making Fireworks, 1839, Milner, fold out frontis, original cloth;
Pepper (John Henry)
, The Boy's Playbook of Science .., 1862, Routledge .., frontis, original cloth gilt;
with two others (8)

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £350
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Lot 2003

Scientific Instruments
Morton (Alan Q.) & Wess (Jane E.)
, Public and Private Science, The King George III Collection, 1993, OUP, quarto, original cloth, slipcase;
Webster (R. & M.)
, Western Astrolabes, 1998, Adler, quarto, dust wrapper (2)

Estimate: £50-100

Sold: £50
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Lot 2004

Lafond (Paul)
The Prints of Hieronymous Bosch .., 2002, Wofsy, quarto, dust wrapper;
Bax (D.)
, Hieronymous Bosch and Lucas Cranach, Two Last Judgement triptychs, 1983, North-Holland, dust wrapper over wraps;
idem
, Hieronymous Bosch, his picture-writing deciphered, 1979, Balkema, dust wrapper;
Bastelaer (Rene Van)
, The Prints of Peter Bruegel the Elder, Catalogue Raisonne, 1992, Wofsy, quarto, dust wrapper;
Print Quarterly
, Volumes I, part 1 to volume IV, part 4, March 1984 - December 1987, sixteen volumes, wraps, in four slipcases;
with a small quantity of others (qty)

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £250
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Lot 2005

Daniels (George)
The Art of Breguet, 1986, Sotheby's, folio, dust wrapper (fine);
Pieces of Time
, Catalogues 23, 26, 28 through to 92, 94, 1992-2012, A4 format, illustrated, wraps

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £30
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Lot 2006

Cipriani (Giovanni Battista)
A Collection of Prints after the Sketches and Drawings of the Late Celebrated Giovanni Battista Cipriani, Esq. R.A., engraved by Mr Richard Earlom, 1789, Boydell, folio, engraved portrait, engraved title page, printed title page with list of contents, 49 plates as called for, contemporary half calf (worn)

Estimate: £400-600

Sold: £650
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Lot 2007

How (George Evelyn Paget & Jane Penrice)
English and Scottish Silver Spoons, Mediaeval to Late Stuart, and Pre Elizabethan Hall Marks on English Plate, 1952-57, private printing, three folio volumes, numbered limited edition of 550 copies, dust wrappers

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £280
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Lot 2008

Bode (Wilhelm)
Die Anfaenge der Majolikakunst in Toskana, 1911, Berlin; Bard, folio, numbered limited edition of 200, 37 plates, mounted illustrations on text pages, original cloth, slipcase

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £280
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Lot 2009

Falke (Otto von)
Die Majolikasammlung Alfred Pringsheim in Munchen, 1914, Leiden, two volumes, folio, unnumbered from a limited edition of 200, 153 card plates (several loose) with 328 mounted colour illustrations, original cloth (stain to upper board of volume 1)

Estimate: £500-800

Sold: £600
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Lot 2010

Campbell (Colin), Woolf (John) & Gandon (James)
Vitruvius Britannicus, or the British Architect Containing the Plans, Elevations, and Sections of the Regular Buildings, both Publick and Private, in Great Britain ..., [1715] - 1771, five volumes, 498 plates, including 9 titles and dedications, many combined into double-page, folding plates, volume III lacking the Umberslade plate (# 101) which, apparently, is often missing, panelled sheep (neatly re-backed, volume I bottom corner bumped, lower joint cracked on volume I & II, all joints rubbed/worn)

Estimate: £3000-4000

Sold: £3900
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Lot 2011

Diorama
A German Hunting Party In the Middle Ages, nd. [?19th century], Verlags-Eigenthum, printed card diorama, comprising castle background (190mm high) with folding sides (one side detached), and twenty mobile pieces - group and single figures and a tree, hand-coloured, loosely contained between original boards

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £450
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Lot 2012

Dahl (Roald)
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, 1984, George Allen & Unwin, seventh impression, signed by the author (1985), original pictorial boards

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £300
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Lot 2013

Dahl (Roald)
James and the Giant Peach, A Children's Story, 1983, George Allen & Unwin, eighth impression, signed by the author (1985), original pictorial boards

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £300
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Lot 2014

Dahl (Roald)
Danny the Champion of the World, 1982, Cape, reprint, signed by the author (1985), dust wrapper (publisher's price clip)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £300
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Lot 2015

Dahl (Roald)
The BFG, 1984, Cape, reprint, signed by the author (1985), dust wrapper

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £380
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Lot 2016

Dahl (Roald)
Fantastic Mr Fox, 1983, George Allen & Unwin, sixth impression, signed by the author (1985), original pictorial boards

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £320
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Lot 2017

Dahl (Roald)
Revolting Rhymes, 1984, Cape, reprint, signed by the author (1985), original pictorial boards

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £200
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Lot 2018

Dahl (Roald)
George's Marvellous Medicine, 1982, Cape, reprint, signed by the author (1985), dust wrapper

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £350
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Lot 2019

Dahl (Roald)
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, and six more, 1984, Cape, reprint, signed by the author (1985), dust wrapper

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £250
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Lot 2020

Dahl (Roald)
Boy, Tales of Childhood, 1984, Cape, first edition, signed by the author (1985), dust wrapper

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £420
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Lot 2021

Original Artwork
A collection of original artwork and manuscript material, mounted in a 19th century album, some interesting illustrations including several anthropomorphic pen and ink sketches. Two illustrated manuscripts, thirteen and twelve pages, loosely inserted. Album worn, boards detached.
[Pencil note to endpaper states 'Scrap Book of Miss Chevallier of Ropall Hall']

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £250
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Lot 2022

Hawthorne (Nathaniel)
Tanglewood Tales, nd. [1918], Hodder and Stoughton, quarto, numbered edition de luxe, limited to 500 copies, signed by the illustrator Edmund Dulac, fourteen tipped-in colour plates after Dulac, some foxing to pages, half vellum binding;
Sterne (Laurence)
, A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy, 1885, Routledge, numbered limited edition of 550, twelve plates after Maurice Leloir, t.e.g., gilt tooled morocco binding by Riviere;
Wagner (Richard)
, The Ring of the Niblung, A Trilogy .., 1939, Heinemann, first edition thus, 48 colour plates after Arthur Rackham, dust wrapper (worn);
Goldsmith (Oliver)
, The Vicar of Wakefield, 1929, Harrap, twelve colour plates after Arthur Rackham, t.e.g., original cloth gilt;
with one other (5)

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £400
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Lot 2023

Potter (Beatrix)
The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, 1903, Warne, first edition, third printing, original grey boards [Linder p 423];
idem
, The Tailor of Gloucester, 1903, Warne, first edition, first printing, two duplicate leaves, some evidence of damp, original grey-green boards (upper joints split/worn) [Linder p 423];
idem
, The Tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher, 1906, Warne, first edition, first printing, evidence of damp, original red boards (loss to head of spine) [Linder p 426] (3)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £300
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Lot 2024

Parkinson (Norman)
A large colour photograph of a female model in white dress attending to a white caged bird (we are advised that the model is Iman, on the veranda of Parkinson's home in Tobago), with the coastline as a backdrop. nd. [1976 or later], visible image 510mm x 755mm, initialled lower right corner, believed to be unpublished, mounted, framed and glazed
[Iman was first photographed by Parkinson in Tobago in 1976, all other images viewed from that shoot show Iman in similar white clothing, (see Parkinson's 'Lifework', 1983, p. 145/189)]

Subject to Droit de Suite

Estimate: £1000-2000

NOT SOLD
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Lot 2025

Burton (Robert)
The Anatomy of Melancholy .., 1925, Nonesuch Press, two volumes, folio, signed presentation copy from the illustrator E. McKnight Kauffer (1926), unnumbered limited edition of 750, original quarter vellum (some wear)

Estimate: £100-200

NOT SOLD
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Lot 2026

Powys (Llewelyn)
The Book of the Days of Llewelyn Powys, 1937, Golden Cockerel Press, folio, numbered limited edtion of 300, twelve etchings by Elizabeth Corsellis, t.e.g., quarter morocco;
Gay (John)
, Fables, 1793, Stockdale, two volumes, seventy plates including engraved titles and frontis (after William Blake and others), Beeleigh Abbey bookplate, a.e.g. calf;
with two others (5)

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £280
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Lot 2027

Bartoli (Petro Sancti)
Antiquissimi Virgiliani Codicis Bibliothecae Vaticanae Picturae, 1776, Rome; Monaldini, engraved title, portrait, 118 plates ( one plate detached and cropped, significant damp staining to some plates, worming to margin), remnant binding;
Old Testament
, Histoire du Vieux Testament, a collection of French ?woodcut illustrations of the Old Testament, laid down in three albums, half cloth (2)
[lot sold as a collection of plates]

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £90
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Lot 2028

Carroll (Lewis)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, nd. [?1907], Heinemann, 13 colour plates after Arthur Rackham, pictorial end papers, original cloth

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £150
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Lot 2029

The Graphic
The Graphic, An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper, Volumes 19 to 25, Jan 1879 - June 1882, folio, seven volumes, original cloth gilt (damp stained cloth)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £280
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Lot 2030

Bestiarum
Liber Bestiarum, MS Bodley 764, 2008, Folio Society, numbered limited edition of 1980 (of 2000) copies, facsimile manuscript bound with a.e.g., in full morocco by Brian Settle, with designs by David Eccles, additional Commentary by Christopher de Hamel with Translation by Richard Barber, bound in cloth gilt, the two volumes housed in original solander box

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £280
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Lot 2031

Potter (Beatrix)
The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes, 1911, Warne, first edition, original dark grey/green boards [Linder p.429];
idem
, The Tale of Mrs Tittlemouse, 1910, Warne, first edition, blue decorative cloth gilt (contents well worn with significant tape staining, w.a.f.) [Linder p.429] (2)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £320
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Lot 2032

[Clapham (John)]
The Historie of England/Great Britannie ..., 1602-6, printed by Vaventine Simmes, half calf (worn and taped, sold w.a.f.);
[Swift (Jonathan)]
Miscellanies, 1733, four volumes, calf (worn);
Saavedra (Miguel de Cervantes)
, The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote, 1782, Strahan ..., fifth edition, four volumes, tree calf (worn, board detached);
Stevenson (Robert Louis)
, Poems, 1913, Chatto & Windus, t.e.g., vellum gilt;
Cornford (Frances)
, Autumn Midnight, 1923, Poetry Bookshop, presentation copy signed 'Frances', original wraps;
idem
, Mountains & Molehills, 1934, CUP, illustrated by Gwen Raverat, original cloth (12)

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £170
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Lot 2033

Powys (John Cowper)
Two page Autograph Letter Signed, to Mrs Dora Pigott, January 25, 1956, with envelope;
Powys (Littleton)
, Three page A.L.S. to Mrs Dora Pigott, July 16th, 1955, with envelope;
Powys (John Cowper)
, Poems, 1899, Rider, signed presentation inscription from the author to E.T. and K.L. Edwardes (1902), t.e.g., original decorative boards (backstrip tanned);
idem
, Visions and Revisions, 1915, Shaw and Rider, signed presentation inscription from the author to Tickner Edwardes (1915), original cloth-backed boards (worn);
with a large collection of books by and about the Powys brothers, together with several typescripts of articles and talks on the brothers (qty)

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £480
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Lot 2034

Burton (Miles)
Up The Garden Path, 1941, The Crime Club, first edition, gift inscription to pastedown, dust wrapper (worn)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £350
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Lot 2035

Dickens (Charles)
Bleak House, 1853, Bradbury & Evans, first edition, first issue (internal flaws as given by Smith #10), plates as called for (some foxing/staining), half calf;
idem
, Little Dorrit, 1857, Bradbury & Evans, first edition, first issue (internal flaws as given by Smith #12), plates as called for (some foxing/staining), half calf (re-backed with cloth, retaining original backstrip) (2)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £250
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Lot 2036

Trollope (Anthony)
The Way We Live Now, 1875, Chapman and Hall, first edition, two volumes, plates as called for, half roan (joints cracked, some restoration);
idem
, The Macdermots of Ballycloran, 1861, Chapman & Hall, 'new edition', two January 1861 catalogues bound in to rear, original red cloth [Sadlier #1 describes the red 'Popular Authors' cloth edition as an 1865 'third edition'] (2)

Estimate: £200-300

NOT SOLD
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Lot 2037

Ruskin (John)
Letters on Art and Literature, 1894, private printing 'limited to a few copies for private circulation only', edited by Thomas J. Wise, original cloth;
Gray (Thomas)
, Gray's Elegy written in a Country Church-Yard, 1946, Golden Cockerel Press, numbered limited edition of 750, original cloth-backed boards;
Hudson (W.H.)
, W.H. Hudson's Letters to R.B. Cunninghame Graham .., 1941, Golden Cockerel Press, numbered limited edition of 250, original quarter morocco;
with one other (4)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £90
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Lot 2038

Mansfield (Katherine)
The Garden Party, 1939, Verona Press, numbered limited edition of 1200, coloured lithographs after Marie Laurencin, dust wrapper, slipcase

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £250
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Lot 2039

Doyle (A. Conan)
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes, 1902, Newnes, first edition, 'you' for 'your' on p. 13, sixteen plates, original decorative cloth gilt

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £2000
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Lot 2040

Doyle (A. Conan)
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes, 1902, Newnes, first edition, 'you' for 'your' on p. 13, sixteen plates, original decorative cloth gilt

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £750
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Lot 2041

Doyle (A. Conan)
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes, 1902, Newnes, first edition, 'you' for 'your' on p. 13, sixteen plates, signed 'A Conan Doyle' on title page (image available), t.e.g., half morocco by Root (re-backed with original backstrip laid-down)

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £450
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Lot 2042

Pepys (Samuel)
The Diary of Samuel Pepys, 1893-6, Bell, thirteen volumes, including Index, 1899; Pepysiana, 1899; Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, 1926, (two volumes), and Further Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, 1929, t.e.g., uniform cloth gilt;
Combe (William)
, The First Tour of Doctor Syntax ..; The Second Tour .., The Third Tour .., 1855, Nattali and Bond, three volumes, coloured plates, t.e.g., uniform half morocco by Galwey;
Thackeray (William Makepeace)
, A collection of six novels, uniformly bound with t.e.g., in half crimson morocco by Sotherans;
with nine others

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £480
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Lot 2043

[Pepys (Samuel)]
Memoires Relating to the State of the Royal Navy of England, For Ten Years, Determin'd December 1688, 1690, large paper, portrait frontis, folding plate, calf (re-backed)

Estimate: £600-1000

Sold: £1300
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Lot 2044

Anon. [Defoe (Daniel)]
The History of the Great Plague In London, in the Year 1665 ......By a Citizen who lived the whole Time in London. to which is added, a Journal of the Plague of Marseilles, In the Year 1720, 1754, Noble, later half sheep binding

Estimate: £150-200

Sold: £300
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Lot 2045

Bacon (Francis)
Letters of Sr Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam .... Written During the Reign of King James the First ..., 1702, Tooke, portrait frontis, dedication leaf and errata leaf present, calf;
Limborch (Philip a)
, The History of the Inquisition, translated by Samuel Chandler, 1731, Gray, two quarto volumes bound as one, nine engraved plates (three folding), calf (re-backed) (2)

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £450
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Lot 2046

Hume (David)
The History of Great Britain, James I - James II, Volumes I & II, 1754-57; The History of England, Under the House of Tudor, Volumes I & II, 1759; The History of England, From the Invasion of Julius Caesar to Henry VII, Volumes I & II, 1762, Edinburgh and London, six volumes, two half titles present, uniformly bound in calf (rebacked, wear to spines)

Estimate: £400-600

Sold: £450
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Lot 2047

Clarendon (Edward, Earl of)
The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England ..., 1702-1704, Oxford, three volumes, portrait frontis to each, folio in fours, contemporary calf (half title to volume 3 only, binding worn, joints cracked, board detached)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £130
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Lot 2048

Maugham (W. Somerset)
A Writer's Notebook, 1949, Heinemann, numbered first deluxe edition, limited to 1000 copies, signed by the author, t.e.g., original quarter vellum, remnant clear wrapper, card slipcase

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £70
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Lot 2049

'An Impartial Hand'
The Life of the Late Victorious and Illustrious Prince, John Duke of Marlborough and Pr. of Mindelheim, 1723, Sanders, contemporary calf;
Cheyne (George)
, An Essay of Health and Long Life, 1725, Strahan & Leake, fourth edition, contemporary calf;
[Trenchard (J.) & Gordon (T.)]
, The Independent Whig, 1722, second edition, containing nos 1 - 53, contemporary calf (joint cracked) (3)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £190
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