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Lot 1

Art History
A very large quantity of art reference books including works on schools of painting, carving, sculpture, etc., volumes of The Studio, The Artist, Royal Academy Pictures, The Old Water-Colour Society's Annuals, as well as auction, gallery and exhibition catalogues, (large qty)

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £300
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Lot 2

Frank Brangwyn
Galloway (Vincent)
, The Oil and Mural Paintings of Sir Frank Brangwyn R.A., 1867-1956, 1962, quarto, limited edition of 500, dust wrapper;
Bunt (Cyril G.E.)
, The Water-Colours of Sir Frank Brangwyn R.A., 1867-1956, 1958, quarto, limited edition of 500, dust wrapper;
Boyd (James D.)
, The Drawings of Sir Frank Brangwyn R.A., 1867-1956, 1967, quarto, limited edition of 500, dust wrapper;
with two others (5)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £180
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Lot 3

Artists
Bury (Adrian)
, The Art of Reginald G. Eves, R.A., 1940, Lewis, numbered limited edition of 200, signed by the subject, original quarter Morocco;
idem,
Joseph Crawhall, The Man and the Artist, 1958, Charles Skilton, quarto, numbered limited edition of 975, original cloth;
with a quantity of others, biographies and autobiographies (qty)

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £380
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Lot 4

Artists
Asplund (Karl)
, Anders Zorn, His Life and Work, 1921, The Studio, quarto, 64 plates as called for, quarter vellum gilt (spine head pulled);
Laughton (Bruce)
, Philip Wilson Steer, 1860-1942, 1971, Clarendon, quarto, dust wrapper;
with a quantity of others, biographies and autobiographies (qty)

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £280
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Lot 5

Watson (Charles J.)
Catalogue of the Etched and Engraved Work of Charles J. Watson, 1931, private publication, frontis, some annotation in pencil to margins, F.G. Cotman's invitation to 1891 Watson exhibition loosely inserted, original cloth (faded);
Callow (William)
edited by Cundall (H.M.)., William Callow ... An Autobiography, 1908, A & C Black, frontis, colour and monochrome plates as called for, dust wrapper;
Callow (William)
, two cabinet card portraits of Callow, one with a presentation inscription from the artist, the other with his name, possibly autograph (4)

Estimate: £100-200

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Lot 6

Christie's
Dresses from the Collection of Diana, Princess of Wales, 1997, folio auction catalogue, hardback with dust wrapper, biddng slip and bidding form loosely inserted;
Sotheby's
, Damien Hirst, Beautiful Inside My Head Forever, 2008, five volume auction catalogue, softback, in original slipcase;
Christie's
, The Nanking Cargo, Chinese Export Porcelain and Gold, 1986, auction catalogue, price list enclosed, hardback;
with three others (6)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £300
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Lot 7

Trefousse & Co.
Dressing, Dyeing & Manufacture of Gloves..., nd., English and French texts mounted India paper plates, oblong 4to., morocco-backed cloth (joints starting, spine head pulled);
Mayer (F.A.)
, F.A. Mayer's Universum der Bekleidungs - Wissenschaft fur Herrenschneider, 1878, Dresden, folio, thirty-two (of thirty-three) double page plates, cloth-backed boards (2)

Estimate: £60-100

Sold: £150
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Lot 8

Periodical
Country Life Illustrated, The Journal for all interested in Country Life and Country Pursuits, Volumes I to XXXV, January 1897 to June 1914, thirty five volumes, folio, cloth (one with variant colour)

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £550
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Lot 9

Nash (Joseph)
The Mansions of England in the Olden Time, 1869-72, Henry Sotheran, large folio, text volume with four plate volumes, 106 hand-coloured litho plates mounted on 104 card leaves (including titles), all edges gilt, half Morocco (bindings worn, front hinge of plate volume 1 split, library labels to front endpapers, shelf refs. to lower spines, no stamps found internally) (5)

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £500
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Lot 10

Architecture
The Architectural Association Sketch Book (London), 1874-1911, a broken run of fourteen volumes from several series, each volume with approx sixty to seventy litho plates, various bindings (14)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £400
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Lot 11

Lanzi (Abate Luigi), translated by Roscoe (Thomas)
The History of Painting in Italy .., 1828, six volumes, calf gilt;
Landon (C.P.)
, Vies et Oeuvres des Peintres les Plus Celebres ..., 1803-20, Paris, twenty-five volumes bound in eight, quarto, numerous engravings in outline, all edges gilt, full morocco gilt;
Royal Bourbon Museum
, Real Museo Borbonico, Volumes 1 - 7, 1824-31, seven volumes (later extended to sixteen), quarto, outline engravings throughout, all edges gilt, half morocco;
with four others (25)

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £850
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Lot 12

Basan [Pierre Francois]
Collection de Cent-Vingt Estampes, Gravees d'apres les Tableaux & Dessins .. de M. Poullain ..., 1781, quarto, 120 engraved plates on 116 sheets, some foxing in places, all edges gilt, morocco gilt (rubbed)

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £400
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Lot 13

Greene (Graham)
The Little Train, 1973; The Little Horse Bus, 1974 (2 copies); The Little Steam Roller, 1974 (2 copies), first editions illustrated by Edward Ardizzone, each with dust wrapper (5)

Estimate: £50-80

Sold: £150
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Lot 14

Rolleston (T.W.)
Parsifal, or the Legend of the Holy Grail retold from Antient Sources, nd., Harrap, sixteen mounted colour plates after Willy Pogany, further colour illustrations, all edges gilt, full Morocco (lower joints starting)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £80
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Lot 15

Marlowe (Christopher)
The Famous Tragedy of the Rich Jew of Malta .., 1933, Golden Hours Press/Hollis & Carter, quarto, four plates after Eric Ravilious numbered limited edition of 200 in Hollis & Carter issue cloth;
Herring (Robert)
, Adam and Evelyn at Kew, or Revolt in the Gardens, 1930, limited edition of 1060, illustrated by Edward Bawden, top edge gilt, morocco (worn);
Bennett (Arnold)
, Venus Rising from the Sea, 1931, Cassell, numbered limited edition of 350, colour illlustrations after E. McKnight Kauffer, original cloth, slipcase (slipcase worn);
with one other (4)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £400
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Lot 16

De La Mare (Walter)
Seven Short Stories, 1931, Faber, numbered limited edition of 170, printed on Italian hand-made paper and signed by the author and the illustrator John Nash, top edge gilt, original vellum

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £130
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Lot 17

[Swift (Jonathan)
Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World .., by Lemuel Gulliver, 1925, Golden Cockerel Press, two volumes, numbered limited edition of 450 (total printing of 480), illustrations by David Jones, some partially coloured, original half cloth (wear to boards)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £170
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Lot 18

Baden-Powell (Robert)
The Scout, Volumes 1 to 9, 14 and 15, 1908-20, eleven volumes of the periodical, some coloured title pages, volumes 1, 2, 6 to 9, bound in half roan, volumes 3 to 5, 14 and 15 in original pictorial cloth (worn) (11)

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £550
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Lot 19

Rackham (Arthur)
Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures, 1923, forty-four mounted colour plates, original cloth;
idem
, Some British Ballads, nd., Constable, sixteen mounted colour plates, original cloth;
Shakespeare (William)
, A Midsummer-Night's Dream, 1929, forty mounted colour plates after Arthur Rackham, original cloth;
with eight others illustrated by Rackham, and nine further volumes illustated by others (20)

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £950
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Lot 20

Milne (A.A.)
The Christopher Robin Story Book, 1929, Methuen, first edition, dust wrapper (foxing to fore-edge, slight wear to wrapper edges)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £320
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Lot 21

Milne (A.A.)
The Christopher Robin Verses, 1932, Methuen, twelve colour plates, dust wrapper (foxing to fore-edge, slight fraying to wrapper)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £190
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Lot 22

Milne (A.A.)
Winnie-the-Pooh, 1926, Methuen, first edition, top edge gilt, original cloth gilt

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £320
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Lot 23

Rountree (Harry)
Scene from The Water Babies, nd., watercolour, 530mm x 350mm, signed in watercolour, mounted framed and glazed.
[Provenance - purchased from The Weighhouse Gallery of Mayfair, in 1980]

Estimate: £400-500

Sold: £850
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Lot 24

Rolleston (T.W.)
The Tale of Lohengrin, Knight of the Swan, after the Drama of Richard Wagner, nd. [c1913], Harrap, quarto, eight mounted colour plates after Willy Pogany, original cloth gilt

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £250
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Lot 25

Timlin (William M.)
The Ship That Sailed To Mars, nd. [1923], quarto, 48 mounted text pages, 48 mounted colour plates (some foxing to backing pages), original quarter vellum, remnant dust wrapper

Estimate: £600-800

Sold: £700
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Lot 26

Spenser (Edmund)
The Faerie Queene, 1751, three volumes, quarto, thirty-two plates after William Kent (bound out of sequence), full calf (worn)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £220
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Lot 27

French Royal Binding
Sermons de S Augustin sur les Pseaumes... tome treizieme, 1739, all edges gilt, Morocco gilt binding with armorial to both boards, the armorial appears to be that of one of the daughters of Louis XV; Adelaide, Victoire and Sophie, 'the Mesdames of France', the colour of the leather matching that of Victoire. At some time the armorials have been skillfully altered, the lozenges and the top of the coronets are on replaced leather, the coronet may have been converted from a crown, suggesting that the book may have had a slightly earlier Royal owner
[see Fletcher, Foreign Bookbindings in the British Museum ..., 1896, plates 63, 64, 65]

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £130
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Lot 28

Mrs Bennett
The Beggar Girl and Her Benefactors, 1797, seven volumes bound as three, two leaves torn without loss, half calf with restoration;
[Davis (E.J.)]
, Etymonia, 1875, Samuel Tinsley, some water staining and foxing, original cloth gilt

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £90
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Lot 29

Dickens (Charles)
[Works] The Fireside Dickens, nd., Chapman & Hall, twenty-two volumes, top edge gilt, quarter calf

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £520
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Lot 30

Dickens (Charles)
A large collection of books about Charles Dickens and his works (qty)

Estimate: £200-300

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Lot 31

Dickens (Charles)
Kitton (Frederic G.)
, Dickens and his Illustrators ..., 1899, Redway, quarto, sixty-nine plates, top edge gilt, original cloth;
Archer (Thomas)
, Charles Dickens, A Gossip about his Life, Works and Characters, nd., Cassell, folio, eighteen mounted photogravure plates (some staining), all edges gilt, half morooco (worn);
Grego (Joseph)
, Pictorial Pickwickiana, Charles Dickens and his Illustrators, 1899, two volumes, top edge gilt, original cloth gilt;
Hamilton (Walter)
, A Memoir of George Cruikshank, Artist and Humourist, with Numerous Illustrations and a £1 Bank Note, 1878, [bound with] Bates (William), George Cruikshank .., 1878, half morocco;
with ten others (14)

Estimate: £200-300

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Lot 32

Dickens (Charles)
Pictures From Italy, 1846, Bradbury & Evans, first edition, ?second issue, original cloth;
Savonarola (Don Jeremy)
, Facts and Figures from Italy ... Addressed during the last Two Winters to Charles Dickens .., 1847, half roan;
'Phiz'
, Sketches of Young Gentlemen, 1838, second edition, six plates, printed boards (re-backed), solander box;
with eleven others (14)

Estimate: £100-200

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Lot 33

Dickens (Charles)
A Child's History of England, 1852-4, Bradbury & Evans, three volumes bound as one, frontis to each volume, half morocco by Gale of Barnsbury (binding rubbed, joints starting, no adverts present)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £320
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Lot 34

Dickens (Charles)
The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club, 1837, Chapman and Hall, first edition thus, Smith's para 2 issue points present, but not para 3 variants (cf Smith, page 21), 75 plates including vignette title, half calf (re-backed retaining original back-strip)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £200
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Lot 35

Dickens (Charles)
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, 1839, recent half calf;
idem
, Master Humphrey's Clock, 1840-41, Chapman and Hall, three volumes bound as two, frontis to each, half calf gilt;
idem
, The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, 1844, calf (re-backed) (4)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £400
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Lot 36

Dickens (Charles)
Sikes and Nancy, A Reading by Charles Dickens ..., 1921, numbered limited edition of 250, boards;
Rochejaquelein (Marchioness de la)
, Memoirs of ..., 1827, with book plate of Charles Dickens to pastedown, cloth (worn);
Darwin (Bernard)
, The Dickens Advertiser .., 1830, original cloth;
with twenty others (23)

Estimate: £100-200

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Lot 37

Dickens (Charles)
An American Note, Never Intended for General Circulation .., nd., Sign of the George, original wraps;
idem
, Dickens's First Publisher, 1934, private printing by Walter Dexter, numbered limited edition of 50, original wraps;
'W.M.', A Dickens Friendship, Told In His Own Letters, 1931, limited edition of 75, presention inscription from the author, original wraps;
with six others, in solander box (9)

Estimate: £100-200

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Lot 38

Dickens (Charles)
The Plays and Poems of Charles Dickens .., 1885, two volumes, ex-library, half leather;
with a quantity of others by Dickens (qty)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £200
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Lot 39

Dickens (Charles)
Dombey and Son, 1848, plates as called for, half calf;
idem
, Our Mutual Friend, 1865, two volumes, plates as called for, half calf;
idem
, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, 1870, plates as called for, first issue cloth (Smith p 111);
with two others (6)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £480
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Lot 40

Dickens (Charles) & Collins (Wilkie)
The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices, No Thoroughfare, The Perils of Certain English Prisoners, 1895, Chapman & Hall, cloth;
Dickens (Charles)
, The Uncommercial Traveller, 1861, half Morocco;
with five others by Dickens (7)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £250
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Lot 41

Dickens (Charles)
A Christmas Carol .., 1860, Bradbury & Evans, four hand-coloured plates, all edges gilt, full Morocco;
idem
, The Chimes; A Goblin Story, 1845, Chapman and Hall, second state vignette title (Smith page 33), original cloth gilt;
with four others (6)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £350
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Lot 42

Eliot (T.S.)
Dante, The Poets on the Poets, No. 2, 1929, Faber & Faber, numbered limited edition of 125, signed by the author, original cloth (cloth faded and spotted, contents clean)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £300
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Lot 43

Dickens (Charles)
The Complete Works of Charles Dickens, nd., Chapman & Hall and Humphrey Milford, The Oxford India Paper Dickens, in seventeen volumes, with additional volume The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster, top edge gilt, uniform limp leather gilt bindings (18)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £280
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Lot 44

Fleming (Ian)
Moonraker, 1955, Jonathan Cape, first edition, correct spelling of 'shoot', lacking front free endpaper, black cloth with silver lettering, with later dust wrapper (price-clipped);
Campbell (Iain)
, Ian Fleming: A Catalogue of a Collection, A Preliminary to a Bibliography, [1978], signed by the author, wraps;
with one other (3)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £300
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Lot 45

Amis (Martin)
The Rachel Papers, 1973, Jonathan Cape, first edition, dust wrapper priced £2.25, (abrasions to endpapers, wear to dust wrapper);
Brooke (Rupert)
, 1914, Sidgwick & Jackson, first edition, cloth;
James (P.D.)
, The Skull Beneath the Skin, 1982, Faber and Faber, first edition, signed by the author on title page, price-clipped dust wrapper;
with seven others (10)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £170
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Lot 46

Tolstoy (Leo)
War and Peace, 1971, Folio Society, numbered limited edition of 1750, top edge gilt, full Morocco binding with design by Jeff Clements, original cloth solander box with accompanying essay by John Bayley

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £300
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Lot 47

Orwell (George)
Nineteen Eighty-Four, 1949, Secker & Warburg, first edition, cloth;
idem
, The Lion and the Unicorn, 1941, Secker and Warburg, first edition, cloth;
with six others (8)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £220
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Lot 48

Orwell (George)
Homage to Catalonia, April 1938, Secker and Warburg, first edition, original cloth

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £400
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Lot 49

Dante Alighieri
La Divina Commedia di Dante Alighieri, corretta spiegata e difesa dal P. Baldassarre Lombardi ..., 1815-17, Rome, four volumes, quarto, portrait frontis, three plates, all edges gilt, straight grained morocco gilt bindings (light damp mould to bindings, one board scuffed);
Lesage
, Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane, 1809, Longman, Hurst .., four volumes, quarto large paper copy, plates on India paper, all edges gilt, morocco gilt (damp mould to boards) (8)

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £600
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Lot 50

Boswell (James)
The Life of Samuel Johnson .., 1831, five volumes, full morocco by Hollings;
Robertson [William]
, The Works of Wm. Robertson, D.D., in eight volumes, 1825, eight volumes, five portraits and a folding plate, calf gilt by Clarke of Bedford;
Howitt (William)
, Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets, 1847, two volumes, original decorative printed paper boards;
with thirty-nine others (56)

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £1600
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