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ROYAL SOCIETY OF PAINTER-ETCHERS
Diploma of Associate membership issued to Sir Nevile Rodwell Wilkinson, army officer, artist, and herald, on the 28th March 1912; etching on laid paper by George W. Eve, signed by President Frank Short, Hon. Secretary J[ohn] Fanshawe Badeley and Hon. Treasurer Arthur Evershed - all distinguished printmakers. The lettering enclosed in an ornate border surmounted by the royal coat-of-arms and with the Society's embossed seal below
The paper age-toned, some spotting, the margins folded back on four sides.
The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE) - as it has been called since 1991 - was established in London in 1880 and given a Royal Charter in 1888

Estimate: £60-80

Sold: £20
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FRENCH ART JOURNALS WITH ARTIST'S PRINTS
G. di San Lazzaro (Editor)
XXe Siècle, 1938-39, Paris, Chroniques Du Jour, the complete First Series, Nos 1-6 in 5 volumes, plus No 1 from the Second Series ('Sculpture'), large 4tos in publisher's printed wraps containing prints by Matisse, Kandinsky, Miró, Dali, Pascin and many others. No. 4, the desirable Christmas 1938 issue, is an Edition in English, as is No 5-6 and the following. No 3 contains six woodcuts by Kandinsky, three of which in colour.
Spines with varying ware, some chips and fraying, covers soiled with some foxing, some blocks starting to separate from wraps, and some ff. coming loose; plates good apart from some toning consistent with age.
A scarce, unbroken run of early issues of this important contemporary arts journal, with the full complement of lithographic and woodcut plates that were usually disbound and separately displayed by subscribers (6)

Estimate: £1000-2000

Sold: £2200
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Jones (Owen)
The Grammar of Ornament, 1910, London, Bernard Quaritch, pp. 157, 100 chromo plates (many illuminated), rubbed and bumped publisher's maroon cloth over beveled boards, gilt decoration, occasional scattered spotting, new endpapers, a.e.g., a good copy internally

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £100
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Morris (Rev. F.O.)
A Series of Picturesque Views of Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, [1879-80], London, W. Mackenzie, 6 volumes, 4to, 240 chromolithographic plates, scattered mostly light foxing, heavier to titles and first and last few ff., original decorated cloth gilt, a little fraying to some edges, a.e.g. (6)

Estimate: £300-400

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A.T. PINE, ARCHITECTURAL DRAUGHTSMAN
An archive of 1930s and 1940s original designs, plans and elevations in pencil and pen and ink, some with watercolour wash, in two original portfolios: the larger containing three drawings for a 1934 modernist 'Half-Way House', and designs for almshouses, a small church, two Athenian temples after the 18th century archaeologists Stuart and Revett, a shop front in the City of London, a detached house and Park Shelter; several sheets with L.C.C. School of Building ink stamps to versos, each approx. 510 x 680mm; the smaller portfolio of detailed sectional plans and technical drawings relating to buildings, rooms, architectural features etc., captions, annotations, with some detailed notes. Projects include a proposed extension to the Royal Merchant Navy School at Bearwood, Wokingham, 1947-9 (several sheets); Ricketts Garage Drummond Street London NW1, 1949; and proposed alterations to 289-293 Regent Street for Messrs. Fortes & Co. Ltd, 1949 - all for Matthews & Son and Julian Leathart (F.R.I.B.A.), London WC1.
Lot includes an album of black and white location photographs, other photographs from Pine's retirement party, some landscape watercolours signed A.T. Pine, and a poster on board by W. Heath Robinson signed by 'his Friends at T.H.F.' (for Pine's retirement).
Some sheets a little tatty at edges and foxed, with the expected marginal soiling and associated signs of handling; the larger, more finished drawings in generally good condition. No significant tears or loss. Some very accomplished examples of architectural draughtsmanship (5)

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Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £300
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John Pedder (1850-1929)
Sketches in Sutherland, n.d., oblong folio album (265 x 340mm) of 30 original watercolour drawings in the Scottish highlands; each mounted to card rectos, signed and with pencil captions to mounts, in original (rubbed) morocco gilt. Mostly landscape scenery, with pictorial title of head of stag.
Finger-soiling to mounts, some spotting front and rear, the sketches unfaded (1)

Estimate: £800-1200

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Salisbury (Francis Owen [Frank])
Frescoes in The Queen Victoria Memorial Calcutta, 1921, oblong folio (300 x 480mm) of twelve cut-out prints in monotone and colour of Salisbury's designs, mounted on card leaves, each numbered and signed (some also captioned) in pencil by the artist. Contemporary half morocco over red cloth stamped 'V.R' (for Queen Victoria) in gilt to upper cover; the binding a little rubbed, the contents good.
Salisbury was known for his large oils and murals commemorating important national events and royal ceremonial; his public works include The Trial of Katharine of Aragon for the House of Lords, the Great Artists of Chelsea for Chelsea Town Hall, and works for the Royal Exchange and Liverpool Town Hall. His portraits included five Presidents of the United States, five British Prime Ministers, and three Archbishops of Canterbury.
A scarce commemorative album, obviously from a strictly limited print run, perhaps issued only to select dignitaries at the 1921 opening ceremony for the Victoria Memorial Hall at Calcutta (Kolkata) (1)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £160
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Leech (John)
Follies of the Year. A Series of Coloured Etchings from Punch's Pocket Books 1844-1864, [c.1865], London, Bradbury, Evans & Co., oblong 4to, illustrated title and 21 hand-colored plates by Leech, colophon leaf, scattered foxing throughout, original half red morocco over gilt-stamped blue cloth, rubbed and bumped, a.e.g. (1)

Estimate: £120-180

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Clarke (Harry, Illustrator)
Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe, [1923], Harrap, 4to, eight mounted colour plates including frontispiece, 24 monotone plates, with vignettes to text; original stained and rubbed black cloth gilt, pictorial label to upper cover, internally light foxing only, front and rear, block rough-trimmed, top edge stained black
[with:] Kipling (Rudyard) Just So Stories, 1902, MacMillan, 4to, second impression, with author's illustrations, frayed red pictorial cloth, the block disbound [&] Shaw (Bernard) Adventures of the Black Girl in her Search for God, 1932 reprint, 8vo, frayed boards and chipped spine
Lot includes a modern translation of St Mark's Gospel and seven Folio Society publications in slipcases (11)

Estimate: £150-250

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Dahl (Roald)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 1984, London, George Allen & Unwin, Ninth impression, large 8vo signed by the author ('Love Roald Dahl 1985'), illustrations by Faith Jaques; original pictorial boards, near mint condition, with original price label to rear cover

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £250
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Lot 11

Beardsley (Aubrey, Illustrator) Malory (Sir Thomas)
(Le Morte Darthur) The Birth Life, and Acts of King Arthur of his Noble Knights of the Round Table…with an Introduction by Professor John Rhys and a Note on Aubrey Beardsley by Aymer Vallance, 1927, London, J.M. Dent, third edition limited to 1600 copies, thick 4to, lv plus pp. 538, in total 22 plates complete as list (of which five double-page), illustrations, initials and decorations. Original dark cloth with gilt decoration by Beardsley, with only minor shelf ware (protected by acetate sleeve); minor offsetting to title despite protective tissue, most leaves uncut, t.e.g.; overall a handsome copy

Estimate: £250-350

Sold: £280
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Dulac (Edmund, Illustrator)
Lyrics Pathetic & Humourous from A to Z, 1908, London, Frederick Warne, 24 colour-printed plates (all except the last disbound), pictorial endpapers (browned, the f.f.e.p. with gift inscription), original pictorial cloth-backed boards, minor rubbing only, 'V' leaf with vertical creases

Estimate: £150-250

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Milne (A.A.)
Now We Are Six, 1927; The House at Pooh Corner, 1928 (both first editions); When We Were Very Young, 1926, fourteenth edition; Winnie-The-Pooh, 1926, second edition, all London, Methuen & Co., 8vos, illustrations and pictorial endpapers by E.H. Shepard, in publisher's pictorial coloured cloth gilt, t.e.g.
Bindings rubbed and bumped, cockling to Winnie The Pooh, House at Pooh Corner with spine sunfaded and browned e.p.s, browning to half-titles and colophon leaves of first three books, guttering splitting at points, presentation inscription to two half titles (4)

Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £300
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Gill (Eric, Illustrator)
Nisi Dominus, 1919, Ditchling (Sussex), S. Dominic's Press, wood-engraved illustrations to the verse by Hilary Pepler, original cloth-backed printed boards, good [with:] [The Resurrection], [1929, D. Cleverdon], second state wood engraving by Gill (with white horizontal line between blocks), printed on full sheet of fine, tissue-type paper, image 137 x 90mm, mounted (2)

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £160
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Allingham (Helen)
Happy England, with Memoir and Descriptions by Marcus B. Huish, 1903, London, A. & C. Black, thick 4to Edition de luxe limited to 750 copies, signed and numbered by the artist; 80 colour plates, scattered light spotting concentrated to front and rear blanks, t.e.g., others uncut, original cream cloth gilt with floral decoration, minor shelf ware only, a good copy

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £70
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RUPERT BEAR COLLECTION
A broken run of Rupert Annuals from 1936 to 1992: 1936-38 facsimile reprints in near-mint condition (publisher's promotional bands); 1945-49 original pictorial paper covers, generally good, some edge ware and rubbing to spines (spines chipped to foot of '45 and '49); 1950-54 original pictorial boards, 1950 lacking spine strip, 1953 more-or-less disbound and lacking rear cover; 1980-89 (two copies of '89) original pictorial boards, good; and 1990-92, 1990 with the dust jacket with poster printed to verso. Ownership signatures to earlier issues, but not to the more recent (no editions from the 1960s and 1970s).
Other Rupert publications: The Big Rupert Story Book, [c.1950] duotone illustrations throughout, original cloth-backed pictorial boards, a few ff. badly torn and chipped; Rupert Story Book, [c.1950], Purnell, duotone and b&w illustrations, original pictorial boards, rubbed; Bestall (A.) and Perry (George, Ed.) A Bear's Life, 1986; Tourtel (Mary) The Monster Rupert [1930s], b&w illus., rubbed and scuffed pictorial boards [&] The Monster Rupert A Story and Picture Book with 120 Cut-Outs in Colour (two copies); also Rupert and the Little Price [1920s], Sampson Low, from The Little Bear Library, plus a quantity of reprints in the same series; one Nutwood Newsletter, some other misc. titles [plus:] Blyton (Enid) five Noddy titles [&] Hodgetts (Sheila) five Toby Twirl titles
[with:] an assortment of non-paper Rupert collectables: plates, bowls, mugs, cup and saucer, bookends by Wedgwood, egg cup, tin-glazed money box, chocolate egg, puzzle game, towel, height chart, lapel badges etc (qty)

Estimate: £400-600

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PASSENGER'S LETTER FROM R.M.S. LUSITANIA
Autograph Letter written during cruise from Liverpool to New York, signed 'Your Affect Father' to 'Dear Willy & Lizzie': in total pp. [12] 8vo in ink on three separate folded sheets of blue Cunard Line illustrated writing paper, the sheets numbered 1-3 and dated Monday 9 to Thursday 12th October 1911. The well-to-do passenger gives details of the ship, its amenities and luxuries, life aboard, and fellow passengers, mentions including Sir Johnston Forbes- Robertson, actor and theatre manager.
Offered with the matching blue autograph envelope, to 'Mr Ratcliffe, Newton Kyme, Tadcaster, Yorks', postmarked for a New York packet boat October 12th.
Good condition, stamp missing.
On 7th May 1915 a German U-Boat torpedoed Lusitania off the southern coast of Ireland. The sinking caused a storm of protest in the United States as 128 American citizens were among the dead, and was a factor in the USA's declaration of war nearly two years later

Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £135
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Fortescue (Sir John William)
A History of the British Army, 1910-30, London, MacMillan, 8vo, 13 volumes in 14 (Vol. IV separated in two parts), with six volumes of Maps as called for, the complete set. Vols. I - VI second editions, VII - XIII firsts, all in publisher's red cloth, rubbed, shelfware, some spines faded
[with:] The County Lieutenancies and the Army 1803-1814, 1909, MacMillan, a first edition by the same author, 'presentation copy' blindstamp to title, red cloth, soiled boards, damage to spine (21)

Estimate: £200-300

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THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE GREAT WAR
Edmonds (Sir James E. and others, Editors) History of the Great War Based on Official Documents, By Direction of the Historical Section of the Committee of Imperial Defence.
Military Operations [series title], in total 36 8vo volumes, all red cloth gilt: France and Belgium 1914-1918, 1928-1947, Macmillan & Co., (but including five 1990s facsimile reprints by the Imperial War Museum, London, and Battery Press, USA), 26 vols: 1914 Vols I & II, each vol with case of folding Maps (4); 1915 in the same arrangement (4); 1916 Vol I with Maps plus separate Appendices, Vol II with combined Maps/Appendices (5); 1917 Vol I with Maps, Appendices, Vols II & III (5); 1918 Vol I with Maps, Appendices, Vol II with Maps, and Vols III - V (8). Multiple plans, some plates, Addenda and Corrigenda sheets inserted as appropriate.
[With:] Egypt and Palestine, 1928-1930, HMSO, Vols I, II in two parts, Maps with both vols (5); Gallipoli, 1929, Heinemann, Vols I & II (2); Italy 1915-1919, 1991, IWM reprint (1); Togoland and the Cameroons, 1995, IWM (1); East Africa, 1990, IWM, Vol I only (1).
Generally sound copies from a working library, with only the expected handling ware, bumping and rubbing, though Gallipoli vols with heavier soiling, spines with varying degrees of fading. A fantastic resource for the military historian (36)

Estimate: £300-500

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Bean (C.E.W. and others)
Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-18, 1927-1942, Sydney, Angus & Robertson, 10 volumes only (of 12), 8vos, various editions including four firsts, numerous b&w illustrations and maps; original dark red cloth gilt, rubbed and marked, several browned and stained e.p.s (some with scribbling), scattered spotting to edge of block, internally generally sound (10)
Provenance: ex- collection Peter Weir, Australian film director ('Gallipoli')

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £90
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Bairnsfather (Capt. Bruce)
Fragments from France, [c.1915], London, The Bystander, four 4to booklets of monotone military cartoons, publisher's pictorial wrappers, two covers with mounted colour illustrations, including the celebrated cartoon 'Well, if you knows of a better 'ole, go to it', and Vols. V and VI; the usual soiling, creasing to covers, with small nicks to extremities, generally good copies
[with:] Raemaeker's Cartoons, [c.1915], Hodder & Stoughton for 'Land & Water', large 8vo booklet of anti-German cartoons, incl. two pencil drawings after the plates loosely inserted, original (soiled) printed wrappers, splitting spine fold and rusty staples (5)

Estimate: £80-120

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Robinson (William Heath)
Some "Frightful" War Pictures, 1915, Duckworth, folio, first edition, 24 plates, monotone military cartoons, silhouettes to foxed e.p.s with gift inscription, publisher's cloth-backed pictorial boards (soiled, rubbed), block detached, plus two more of the same title, publisher's pictorial printed wrappers, one with yellow wraps (spine fold splitting so covers almost separated) [&] one orange (1916 reprint, 'Popular Edition') [with] Fly Papers [c.1920], Duckworth, lacking covers (4)

Estimate: £150-250

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Nelson (Horatio, Viscount)
The Letters of Lord Nelson to Lady Hamilton; with a Supplement... 1814, London, Thomas Lovewell, two volumes in one, first edition 8vo: damaged half title on watermarked paper, Vol. I xii including portrait frontispiece (offseting to titlepage), pp. 272; Vol. II viii, pp. [5]-264
[bound with:] [Anon.] An Essay on the Political Economy of Nations: or, a view of The Intercourse of Countries, as Influencing their Wealth. 1821, London, Longman, Hurst, Rees etc., iv, pp. 288; bumped and rubbed 20th century three-quarter calf with spine letterpiece, prelims and last few ff. rather foxed, with tatty and torn title and frontis.; guttering split at rear pp. 284-285, otherwise some generally light scattered foxing (1)

Estimate: £100-200

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[MacMunn (George, Editor)]
History of the Guides 1846-1922, 1938, Gale & Polden, Aldershot, first edition, 4to; half title, xv, pp. 347, 19 photographic plates incl. portrait frontis. and 18 folding maps incl. seven loose in pouch at rear. Original smart khaki cloth over bevelled boards, upper cover stamped with regimental crest in gilt, silk place marker in regimental colours. A little bumped and rubbed, with scattered, generally light, foxing; this copy with ownership signature of D.M. Brett, serving Commandant of the Corps of Guides, with order form/typed letter signed 'George' (the editor), December 1946, loosely inserted.
A rare history of this regiment of the British Indian Army protecting the North West Frontier

Estimate: £150-250

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SIGNED BY A DAM BUSTER
Brickhill (Paul)
The Dam Busters, 1952, London, Evans Brothers Ltd, fifth impression, 8vo hard cloth with dust jacket (chipped to head and foot), with 1954 signed presentation inscription by Flying Officer Jack Buckley to f.f.e.p.: 'I was one that got back, thank God!'. An earlier inscription (in another hand) above.
[with:] five original photographs of Buckley with other airmen during service, including in a group outside the Officers' Mess at RAF Scampton, May 1943 (the famous 'morning after the Dams Raid' picture), also three photographic portraits of Buckley in uniform, and two newspaper extracts.
A Bradford man, Buckley was one of the most experienced air gunners in 617 Squadron. He was awarded the DFC in July 1943 (11)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £320
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Wells (H.G.) FIRST EDITION BOOKS
All 8vos, original hard cloth, including: The War in the Air, 1908, London, G. Bell, 16 plates, worn pictorial cover, scattered foxing; Russia in the Shadows. London, [1920], Hodder and Stoughton, publisher's red cloth, ruled and lettered in black; Kipps. The Story of a Simple Soul, 1905, L., Macmillan and Co., adverts dated 10.10.05, original green cloth, front cover lettered in gilt and with blind panel of fruits, t.e.g.; This Misery of Boots [pamphlet], 1907, L., The Fabian Society, original pictorial green wrappers lettered in red, frayed extremities, chipping to spine head and tail; The Croquet Player: A Story, 1936, Chatto & Windus, original mottled green and black cloth; Star Begotten, 1937, C & W, dedication to Winston Churchill; Mind at the End of its Tether, 1945, Heinemann, d.j.; The Soul of a Bishop, 1917, Cassell; The History of Mr Polly, 1910, Nelson; Mankind in the Making, 1903; New Worlds For Old, 1908; God, the Invisible King, 1917; with H.G. Wells A Comprehensive Bibliography, 1966, H.G. Wells Society and The History of Mr. Wells by Michael Foot, and two others.
Extremities a little bumped and rubbed, varying degrees of ware to spines (some a little faded), some foxing to edges of blocks, fair to good copies overall (17)

Estimate: £500-700

Sold: £350
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Walmsley (Leo) AN EXCEPTIONAL COLLECTION OF FIRST EDITIONS
Thirty 8vo volumes, FIVE WITH AUTHOR'S SIGNATURE, various imprints (UK and US), Jenkins, Collins, Nelson et al., publisher's cloth, with dust jackets unless stated otherwise, varying degrees of ware:
Flying and Sport in East Africa, 1920, Blackwood, rubbed blue cloth, jacket, good; The Silver Blimp, 1921, three copies in three different editions; The Lure of Thunder Island, 1923, jacket badly chipped, foxing to block edge, with three further editions; The Green Rocket, 1926, lacking d.j.; Toro of the Little People, 1926, author's presentation inscription, lacking d.j., with a US first; Three Fevers, 1932, a first British and US edition; Phantom Lobster, 1933, two copies, one of which signed; Foreigners, 1935, signed, foxing to edge of block; Sally Lunn, 1937, signed, with a first printing of the US edition (lacking d.j.); Love in the Sun, 1939, with wrap-around 'Book Society Choice' band; Fishermen at War, 1941, a first British and US edition; So Many Loves (autobiography), 1944, with a US first of the same book under title Turn of the Tide, 1945; Master Mariner, 1948, clipped author's signature pasted in; Invisible Cargo, 1952; The Golden Waterwheel, 1954; The Happy Ending, 1957; Sound of the Sea, 1959; Paradise Creek, 1963; Angler's Moon, 1965.
From a private collection, many vols with bookplates or other ownership signatures and inscriptions, w.a.f. (30)

Estimate: £600-800

Sold: £500
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A COLLECTION OF MODERN FIRSTS
8vos, publisher's hard cloth with dust jackets where called for (some a little tired and frayed):
Amis (Kingsley)
I Like It Here, 1958, London, Victor Gollancz; Greene (Graham) The Quiet American, 1955, Our Man in Havana, 1958, A Burnt-Out Case, 1961, all London, Heinemann, and The Tenth Man, 1985, The Bodley Head; Waugh (Evelyn) A Tourist in Africa, 1960, London, Chapman & Hall; also Camus (Albert) The Myth of Sisyphus, 1955, Hamish Hamilton, first British edition; Garnett (David) Aspects of Love, 1955, Chatto & Windus; Mehta (Ved) Walking The Indian Streets, 1961, Faber & Faber, first in bookform [with:] Hawkes (Jacquetta) and Priestly (J.B.) Journey Down a Rainbow, 1955 Heinemann Proof Copy in original printed wraps, cover detached, ownership signatures [&] Joyce (James) Haveth Children Everywhere, 1931 Faber booklet in (split) jacket, No. 26 for the Criterion Miscellany series (11)

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £180
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Gosse (Edmund)
Father and Son. A Study in Two Temperaments, 1907, London, William Heinemann, 8vo first edition, [x] including half title and frontispiece portrait of the author with his father, pp. 374, publisher's rubbed cloth, extremities a little frayed, white paint splash to foot of spine, foxing to ff. front and rear, early ownership inscription and later owner's label to f.f.e.p. [with:] Lewis (Wyndham) The Demon Of Progress In The Arts, 1954 first edition, slim 8vo, chipped and spotted dust jacket (2)

Estimate: £100-150

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A COLLECTION OF 20th CENTURY POETRY
Twenty-one slim (large) 8vo volumes and booklets, publisher's cloth, some with dust jackets, all reading copies with varying degrees of ware, most with previous owner inscription(s):
Yeats (William Butler)
The Winding Stair and Other Poems, 1933, London, Macmillan and Co, first edition, xi, pp. 101, original bumped and rubbed green cloth, (sunfaded) spine with gilt, lacking jacket, errata slip p. 85 with fore and top edges uncut, foxing to e.p.s only, ownership inscription to f.f.e.p; Betjeman (John) Summoned by Bells, 1960, John Murray, d.j., inscribed 'J.B gave me this as a present, unfortunately (?) forgot to sign it'; signed presentation copies of works by Lucy Masterman, John Barron Mays, Thomas Blackburn and John H.F. McEwen; Clark (Leonard) The Mirror, 1948, d.j., with 'Poem for Christmas 1955' private insert; Reed (Henry) A Map of Verona, 1946, first, d.j.; Lewis (Cecil Day) Word Over All, 1946, Cape, d.j. [&] Collected Poems, Vol. 1, 1946, Hogarth press, d.j.
[with:] Housman (A.E.) More Poems, 1936, Cape, a first, with two reprints of his poems by The Richards Press, London; Shelley by Francis Thompson, 1914, Burns & Oates; The Faber Book of Modern American Verse, plus six others (21)

Estimate: £300-500

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Bronte (Rev. Patrick)
The Cottage in the Wood; or the Art of becoming Rich and Happy, 1818, Bradford, T. Inkersley, Second Edition, engraved frontispiece by E. Stather after F. James, pp. 69 + [2]; 19th century quarter green roan, rubbed and bumped brown boards with upper joint splitting so cover (with first leaf) almost detached; '73' twice in black felt pen (one crossed) to cover, gilt-lettered spine very scuffed and frayed at head and tail, internally good condition but with Colne and District Local History Society Library stamps to front pastedown and above colophon, with 1953 presentation inscription to the Society from a previous owner to final blank

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £750
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Dickens (Charles)
The Personal History of David Copperfield. With Illustrations by H.K. Browne. 1850, London, Bradbury & Evans, 1850, first edition, 8vo: xiv including frontispiece vignette and illustrated and printed title (the first two very browned), pp. 624, etched plates with tissues; marginal spotting and staining, contemporary half calf with gilt lettering and raised bands to spine, extremities bumped and rubbed, spine a little frayed to joints and to head and foot, marbled e.p.s, tender upper hinge
[&] The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, 1839, London, Chapman and Hall, first edition, 8vo; half title, xvi including engraved portrait frontispiece (dampstained and foxed), title, and dedication to Macready, pp. 624, etched plates by Browne with tissues; contemporary dark half calf with gilt lettering and bands to spine, rubbed joints and extremities, with marbled endpapers and block edges, upper hinge tender, scattered marginal foxing and staining to plates
[with:] Little Dorrit, [c.1873], C&H, 4to, illustrations by J. Mahoney, contemporary green half calf, spine lettered gilt, 1874 gift inscription on f.f.e.p., some foxing (3)

Estimate: £250-350

Sold: £250
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Yeats (E.C.)
A Broadside for September, 1911. Published Monthly by E.C. Yeats at the Cuala Press, Church town, Dundrum, County Dublin. Subscription Twelve Shillings a Year Post Free. 300 copies only.
'No. 4. Fourth Year', one sheet folded forming pp. [4] (rear blank), 4to (280 x 190mm), three woodcuts by Jack B. Yeats, two of which hand-coloured, illustrating a letterpress poem 'The Petition of Tom Dermody to the Three Fates in Council Sitting'.
The paper a little browned, some minor signs of handling and small nicks to lower extremity

Estimate: £60-100

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Warren (Thomas, Editor)
A Collection of Catches Canons and Glees for Three, four, five, six and nine Voices never before published Selected by Thomas Warren [c.1765-1795], London, Longman and Broderip; Peter Welcker; J. Blundell; J. Dale; 32 parts (separately paginated) in seven oblong folio vols (each 235 x 315mm), later purple morocco with gilt-lettered banded spines. Musical scores with lyrics on laid paper engraved by Phillips and Caulfield and others, the composer of each song indicated above, and the original part titles and indeces preserved (except no index part 6), so too publishers' price lists/adverts.
Warren was Secretary of the Catch Club (founded 1761), to whose members most of the parts are dedicated; members took the chair in turns at the dinners which were held weekly at the Thatched House Tavern, St. James's, London, between February and June. Rarely does the complete series appear on the market.
Scattered foxing throughout, some ink staining and splashes, no significant loss; the bindings rubbed only (7)
Provenance: from the collection of singer Alfred George Deller

Estimate: £400-600

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Fleming (Ian)
For Your Eyes Only, 1960, London, Cape, 8vo first edition with dust jacket; cloth some shelf ware, (priced) jacket with dampstaining from rear cover most visible to upper spine fold and lower flap fold; extremities slightly frayed

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £130
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Fleming (Ian)
Thunderball, 1961, London, Cape, 8vo first edition with dust jacket; only a few signs of handling, staining to very top of rear flap of d.j. (price present to front flap). A very fine copy

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £580
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Fleming (Ian)
Thunderball, 1961, London, Cape, 8vo first edition with dust jacket, another copy; extremities of cloth binding bumped, the price-clipped d.j. browned and a little scuffed to cover, with ware to extremities and small chips to foot of spine. Pages age-toned

Estimate: £100-200

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Fleming (Ian)
The Spy Who Loved Me,1962, London, Cape, 8vo first edition with dust jacket; mostly only minor shelf ware, the priced d.j. with splitting folds at head of spine and scuff mark to spine between title and author's name

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £180
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Fleming (Ian)
You Only Live Twice, 1964, London, Cape, 8vo first edition, cloth bumped, several old tape repairs to (priced) jacket, splitting fold to front flap [&] The Man With The Golden Gun, 1965, London, Cape, 8vo first edition with dust jacket, scuffed and rubbed cloth with spine crease, library stamps to first three leaves incl. title (2)

Estimate: £80-120

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Fleming (Ian) FOUR TITLES
Octopussy and The Living Daylights, 1966 [&] The Man With The Golden Gun, 1965, both London, Cape, 8vo first editions with dust jackets; Octopussy with various library stamps and labels to e.p.s, (priced) jacket by Richard Chopping with light edge ware under protective library wrap, the Golden Gun a good copy [with:] Goldfinger, 1959, London, Cape, 8vo first edition, lacking jacket, the publisher's cloth rubbed and a little bumped to extremities [&] On Her Majesty's Secret Service, 1963, London, Cape, 8vo first edition, lacking jacket, the rubbed publisher's cloth rather frayed at extremities (4)

Estimate: £200-300

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Hilton (James)
Good-bye Mr. Chips, October 1934, London, Hodder & Stoughton, reprint 8vo, signed presentation copy from the author with 'Cordially, James Hilton' in ink to f.f.e.p.; printed in black and blue, illustrations by Bip Pares, age toning, original blue cloth with dust jacket by Pares a little frayed at edges, pencil ownership inscription to printed e.p.

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £150
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Hartley (L.P.)
The Go-Between, 1953, London, Hamish Hamilton, first edition, original red cloth (a little shelf ware), small chips and tears to corners and spine ends of dust jacket by Val Biro (not price-clipped), spine with dampstain, internally good, overall a good copy

Estimate: £80-120

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Evelyn (John)
Memoirs, Illustrative of the Life and Writings of John Evelyn…1819, London, H. Colburn, 2 vols., second edition, engraved portrait frontispiece to each, a further seven engraved plates (one double-page) and a double-page map of Deptford, folding pedigree; half morocco over marbled boards, rubbed and bumped, edges stained red, spotting to titles and frontispieces, and last few ff. both vols., map stained, two bookplates (2)

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £80
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Johnson (J., Publisher)
The Natural History of Birds ... intended for the Amusement and Instruction of Children… 1791, 12mo, 6 parts in 3 volumes (each part separately paginated), 116 plates attractively watercoloured by hand: Vol I with pp. xii list of plates interrupting pagination of prelims, general title, and titles to Parts I & II; Vol II lacking general title and titles to Parts III, IV & V; titles to Vol III and Part VI present. Directions to binder to rear of all six parts, pp. [7] publisher's list of books for children to rear Vol. III.
Contemporary speckled calf, rebacked with George Gregory binder's label inside upper covers, inscribed on the f.f.e.p. 'To Miss Johnes from the Compiler with his Compliments' and with (Johnes?) engraved armorial bookplate to front pastedowns. Some scattered minor finger-soiling and light staining, generally good condition.
[together with:] Bewick (T.) History of British Birds, 1821, Newcastle, later half-calf [&] Mudie (R.) Feathered Tribes of the British Isles, 1841, 2 vols, hand coloured plates, later half-sheep, third edition (7)

Estimate: £250-350

Sold: £1100
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John Gould (British, 1804-1881) HUMMINGBIRDS
Delattria Viridipallens; Nectarinia Insignis; Selasphorus Scintilla; Phaethornis Nigrocinctus [with] Phaethornis Episcopus, [1849-1887, London, J. Gould], four hand-coloured lithographs of hummingbirds with gum arabic by H.C. Richter, each sheet c 560 x 390mm. From 'A Monograph of the Trochilidae or Family of Humming-Birds'.
Minor signs of handling and light toning to extremities of the full sheets; fine impressions in brilliant, unfaded colour (4)

Estimate: £600-900

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John Gould (British, 1804-1881)
Lagopus Mutus [Ptarmigan]; Tetrao Tetrix [Black Grouse]; Red-Legged Partridge [with a different print of the same species]; Coturnix Communis [Common Quail]; Caprimulgus Europaeus [Nightjar], and six others [c.1830s-1870s, London, J. Gould], eleven hand-coloured lithographs of British and European seabirds, game birds etc., by H.C. Richter, J. Wolf, J. & E. Gould, sheets c 360 x 530mm up to 385 x 560mm.
Some pencil captions. Scattered foxing, mostly light and marginal, with varying degrees of age-toning and minor signs of handling; colours still bright (11)

Estimate: £400-600

Sold: £320
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THE NEW NATURALIST
[Various Authors] The New Naturalist, including nos. 1, 2, 7, 11, 13, 20, 1945-50s, London, Collins, mostly first editions, large 8vos, publisher's green cloth (shelf ware, soiling, two spines faded), all but three issues with dust jackets (varying condition, often chipped and frayed), w.a.f. (11)

Estimate: £100-150

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Butler (Arthur G.) and Frohawk (F.W., Illustrator)
British Birds with their Nests and Eggs, [c.1896], London, Brumby & Clarke, 6 volumes, large 4to, in total 24 chromolithographic plates of eggs bound to front of volumes, hundreds of plates of birds, smart half green calf over marbled boards, rubbed and bumped, contents good (6)

Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £150
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Millais (J.G.)
The Mammals of Great Britain and Ireland, 1904-06, London, Longmans, 3 volumes, thick folio, copy number 786 from an edition limited to 1025, with colour and monotone plates after Millais, H. Gronvold, Thorburn and Lodge; original bumped and rubbed blue cloth gilt, spines faded, t.e.g., others rough-cut (3)

Estimate: £250-350

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Morris (Rev. F. O.)
A History of British Birds, 1903, London, John C. Nimmo, 6 volumes, fifth edition, 4to, 400 hand-coloured plates; original green cloth gilt, spotting to block edges only, boards a little soiled, scuffed and rubbed, with some cockling, a little bumping to spines (6)

Estimate: £250-350

Sold: £280
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