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Shakespeare, William
Works. Allied Newspapers, [1932]. 16mo (40 vols). Org. black cloth, spines gilt, in wooden bookcase. Produced by Allied Newspapers to commemorate the inauguaration of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon.

Estimate: £60-80

Sold: £70
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Shakespeare, William; Theobald, L. (ed.)
The Works of Shakespeare in Eight Volumes Collated with the Oldest Copies, and Corrected: With Notes, Explanatory and Critical By Mr Theobald. London: Printed for C. Hitch and L. Hawes, J. and R. Tonson, B. Dod, G. Woodfall, J. Rivington, R. Baldwin, T. Longman, S. Crowder and Co., W. Johnston, C. Corbet, T. Lownds, and T. Caslon, 1762. 12mo (8 vols). Full calf; engraved frontis. and 36 plates (one for each play). Theobald's Shakespeare Restored appeared in 1726, correcting Pope's edition of the previous year. Pope used Theobald's work for his own second edition and then attacked him in the Dunciad. Theobald's own edition of this eight volume Shakespeare was first published in 1733 and remains a valuable work. He corrected corruptions and made use of marginal notes to explain his opinions, grounding them in close study of early printings and Shakespeare's original sources. A second edition was printed in 1740, and a new issue in 1752 from which this descends as it includes Shakespeare's will, first included in the prefatory notes in 1752.

Estimate: £100-200

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Shakespeare, William
The Handy-Volume Shakespeare. Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., [c.1874]. 16mo (13 vols). Full publisher's red leather, spine lettered directly in gilt, a.e.g., yellow endpapers, red leather box, marbled interior, lettered in gilt on lid, verso with list of plays in gilt, with clasp and silk ties.
w/ four late-18th and early-19th c. volumes of Bell's Theatre, full calf, marbled endpapers, and four other books.

Estimate: £80-100

Sold: £80
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Shakespeare, William
The Handy Volume Shakespeare. Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., [c.1880s]. 12mo (13 vols). Publisher's full red leather binding, spines lettered directly in gilt, a.e.g., blue silk markers, in wooden chest with paper label to interior of lid detailing contents of volumes.

Estimate: £60-80

Sold: £150
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Dickens, Charles
Dicken's Works I-XXIV. Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1862-1866. 8vo (24 vols). Full tan calf, boards with gilt double-fillet borders, spine gilt in compartments with contrasting morocco lettering pieces in two, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers. Library edition. An attractively bound set which Dicken's described as the "Best edition of my books" (in his dedication to John Forster). From Vol. I Pickwick Papers to Vol. XXIV Great Expectations.

Estimate: £400-500

Sold: £700
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Dickens, Charles
The Cricket on the Hearth. Bradbury & Evans, 1846. 8vo, org. red horizontally-ribbed cloth gilt, boards with blind floral border, upper board lettered directly in gilt and blocked centrally in gilt with hearth design, spine lettered in gilt, a.e.g, yellow endpapers; eng. frontis., eng. title, illus to text; provenance: Edward Geoffrey Sergeant (armorial bookplate to upper pastedown -- Alice M Lamb (owner's ink inscription recto of frontis.). 2nd state ads with "New Edition of Oliver Twist" heading and 11 lines of copy.
The Battle of Life. Bradbury & Evans, 1846. 8vo, org. red vertically-ribbed cloth, boards with blind floral borders, upper board lettered directly in gilt and blocked centrally with fairy design, spine lettered directly in gilt, a.e.g., yellow endpapers; eng. frontis., eng. title, illus to text. 4th state eng. title with "A Love Story" on scroll held by Cupid and no publisher's details.

Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £100
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Dickens, Charles
Framed Coutt's cheque dated "Second December 1859" for two pounds, three shillings and sixpence to Messrs Austin ?EC + Co. Cancelled as usual in blue ink, crossing signature once.

Estimate: £350-450

Sold: £380
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Scott, Sir Walter, Bart.
Waverley Novels and Poetical Works. Novels: Cadell & Company, Edinburgh and Simpkin and Marshall, London, 1829-33 and Poetical Works: Robert Cadell & Whittaker & Co., 1833-4. 8vo (48 vols of novels and 12 vols of poetical works). Uniformly bound in half green calf over marbled boards, spines with contrasting morocco lettering piece in one and lettered directly in another, gilt tools to other compartments, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers; engraved frontis. and titles. w/ one other. [61]

Estimate: £200-300

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Trollope, Anthony
59 volume set of the Trollope Society Works comprising:
47 novels and the Autobiography from the Society's Complete Edition of the works. 8vo, uniformly bound in brown cloth, spines with decorative labels, top edges stained in matching colour (with duplicate of Is He Popenjoy?). With specially commissioned introductions from Trollope admirers such as Max Egremont, Maeve Binchy, Enoch Powell and Roy Jenkins.
And 11 volumes of other works including the complete short stories in five volumes; Ronald Knox's Barchester Pilgrimage; Winifred and James Gerould's Guide to Trollope; and four others. 8vo, in decorative boards. An attractively produced and important set which combines scholarly detail with a genuine affection for Trollope's work.

Estimate: £150-200

Sold: £150
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Burton, Capt. Sir R.F.
The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night. H.S. Nichols, 1897. 8vo (12 vols). Org. publisher's cloth gilt, t.e.g.; 71 plates after Albert Letchford. The Illustrated Library Edition, based on the privately printed Kamashastra Society edition (produced for subscribers only) and inserting Burton's corrections and additional notes.

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £320
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Omerou Ilias kai eiz autlo sholia pseudepigrafa didumou. Oxford: Ex theatrou Oxonia, 1695. 8vo, full reverse calf; pp. [14], 767, blank, 136 [missing final 2 leaves]; eng. frontis. showing Homer dreaming whilst Troy burns. In Greek, extensively annotated and footnoted; pages 79 and 457 misnumbered 76 and 547 agreeing with Harvard University copy.

The Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford has been associated with the history of typography since 1660, when Vice Chancellor John Fell drew all the University printers into one premises - the cellars of the Theatre. Fell installed presses in 1668, making the Sheldonian the University's first central printshop. Although the Press moved in 1713 to the purpose-built Clarendon Building, the vignette of the Theatre, featured upon the title page here, would remain in the printing device of the OUP for centuries.

Estimate: £80-100

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Lynam, Revd. Robert
The British Essayists with Prefaces, Biographical, Historical and Critical. J.F. Dove, 1827. 8vo (30 vols). Half red morocco over marbled boards, t.e.g., marbled endpapers; port. frontis. in 15 vols; with unnamed bookplates featuring crest of Lion and Anchor.
with five others. [35]

Estimate: £150-250

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Folio Society
, Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, on Historical Principles, 2002, Oxford University Press, Folio Society numbered limited edition, quarto, two volumes, top edge gilt, original half morocco over silk boards, slipcase;
, Oxford Thesaurus of English, 2004, Oxford University Press, Folio Society numbered limited edition, quarto, top edge gilt, original half morocco over silk boards, slipcase (3)

Estimate: £80-120

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Christie, Agatha
A collection of first editions stretching from the earliest days of her career to the last (1929-1982). Includes:
The Seven Dials Mystery. W. Collins Sons & Co., 1929.
The Hound of Death and other Stories. Odhams, 1933.
Death on the Nile. Crime Club, 1937.
Death Comes as the End. Crime Club, 1945. In dj.
The Hollow. Crime Club, 1946. In dj.
with 29 others and some other impressions and editions. [41]

Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £300
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Johns, Capt. W.E.
Twenty-eight books including Biggles, Worrals and Gimlet, principally first editions, some in jackets. Includes:
Worrals of the Islands. Hodder & Stoughton, 1945. First in dj.
Biggles in Borneo. OUP, 1943. First ed.
Biggles in the Jungle. OUP, 1944. Reprint in dj.
Biggles of the Interpol. Brockhampton Press, 1957. First in dj.
with others. [28]
with Charteris, Leslie
X-Esquire. Ward, Lock & Co. Limited, 1927. Org. cloth. Charteris' first novel, written whilst still a student at King's Cambridge and which he later described as "an appallingly bad book".

Estimate: £80-100

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Publius Virgilius Maro
Typis C. Corrall; Impensis Gul. [William] Pickering, 31, Lincoln's Inn Fields, 1821. 16mo, full red leather binding by Hayday, upper board lettered centrally in gilt "J.L.R.", spine lettered directly in gilt "Vergiliu" [sic], gilt roll-tooled board edges, a.e.g.; eng. frontis. and title; provenance: gift from J[ames] L[eslie] R[andall] "Archdeacon of Oxford and Bishop of Reading" to E.F. Paget 1901 (ink inscription on upper pastedown). Randall was the inaugural Bishop of Reading. E.F. Paget is likely Edward Francis, son of Francis Paget (who was made Bishop of Oxford in 1901 and Randall's superior). Edward also became a clergyman and was the Bishop of Rhodesia and Archbishop of Central Africa. It is possible this was a gift to Francis on his elevation in 1901 but he does not appear to have a first initial E, unlike his son.

The binding was executed by Hayday. James Hayday's was a highly-desirable name in 19th-century binding. William Pickering, who published this work, worked with him and introduced him to wealthy patrons. Eventually his craft binding was unable to compete with cheaper binders and he was declared bankrupt in 1861. He sold the name to William Mansell who continued the business. It is not clear whether the binding dates from the earlier Hayday period but given the connection between Pickering and Hayday it is more than possible.

The book was the second in Pickering's Diamond Classics series - classical authors in small format. Pickering began publishing in 1820, but became famous through his work with Charles Corrall. Together they produced miniature books (claimed, at least in advertising, as the smallest editions ever published) which provided a novelty for the public - and a strain for the eyes. Amongst his other achievements Pickering is credited with introducing cloth-covered boards as a publisher's binding. This is thus an early example of the work of a man who helped raise the standard of book production of his era through his high standards and dedication.
with De Imitatione Christi, Lugdnui: Rusand, 1822, 12mo, full calf and The Book of Common Prayer, Cambridge: John Archdeacon, 1785, 8vo, full calf.

Estimate: £80-100

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Poncius, Joannus.
Commentarii theologici : quibus Io. Duns Scoti quaestiones in libros sententiarum, elucisantur, & illustrantur. Paris: Sumptibus Simeonis Piget, viâ Iacobaeâ sub signo Prudentiae, 1661. Large 4to (4 parts in 6 vols). Full vellum, spines later renewed with original labels laid down in compartments (missing title 2.P.1), speckled edges; titles printed in red and black with central vignette.

Estimate: £200-400

Sold: £130
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R[obert] P[arsons]; Bunny, Edmund
A Booke of Christian Exercise Appertaining to Resolution...By R.P. Perused, and accompanied nowe with a treatise tending to pacification by Edmund Bunny. At Oxford, Printed by Ioseph Barnes, Printer to that famous University, 1585 bound with:
The Second Part of the Booke of Christian Exercise, appertayning to Resolution...Written by the former Author R.P. At London, Printed by I. Roberts, for Simon VVaterson, dwelling in Paules Church-yard, at the signe of the Crowne, 1599. 12mo, early full calf.

Robert Parsons, or Persons, was a critical figure in the Catholic opposition to Elizabeth's reign, helping to establish the English Mission of the Society of Jesus. He travelled with Campion, retreating to France when Campion was captured. From there he continued in his writing, as well as plots and intelligencing against England. This work was a highly popular one, so successful in fact that Edmund Bunny adapted it to Protestant purposes.

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £480
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Foxe, John
Ecclesiasticall History, conteyning the Actes and Monumentes of Martyrs...Printed by John Daye, dwelling ouer Aldgate, 1576. 4to (2 vols bound as one). Full reverse calf, boards with broad blind roll-tooled borders, spine decorated in blind, all edges red; pp. 14-1306 (lacking title and 1-13), 1315-1332, 1337-1774, 1777-1976, 1981-1984, 1987-8, 1991-2, 1997-2000, 2003-2010, 2012-2020 (5V.iv loose but present, lacking rest of Index); floriated initials, woodcut plate, later mounted, title-page for Vol. II, lacking title for Vol. I., numerous woodcuts to text throughout.

Although The Acts and Monuments of Foxe has been a critical text in shaping Protestant identity, the idea of it as a single text - the much later coined (and frequently abridged) "Book of Martyrs" - misses the complexity of its publication history. None of the four editions produced during Foxe's lifetime (of which this was the third) was the same as any other. Foxe continually adapted his work to answer the criticisms of his Catholic opponents.

It is important to remember that Foxe produced his first pre-Acts martyrologies amongst the Marian persecutions. What had been an academic exercise in martyrology suddenly and violently became a part of his lived experience. Astoundingly for the day - and given his intense opposition to Catholicism - Foxe did not simply oppose Catholic executions, but utterly opposed the death penalty for any religious dissent. His book was not merely an anti-Catholic tract, it fundamentally opposed the concept of religiously inspired killing. It was perhaps inevitable that his first two treatises (mostly focusing on the Lollards) would form the basis of a larger text, tearing into the recent persecutions and aiming to show that the Catholic church was a conspiracy to destroy English national identity along with its religion. The book - backed by worthies like Sir William Cecil and Foxe's former pupil, the Duke of Norfolk - thus became part of the new Elizabethan paradigm: that the Church of England was a continuation of the true Church of Christ not a modern innovation. It is telling to note Foxe's close, if uneasy, links to Matthew Parker (one of the architects of the Thirty-Nine Articles) and critically his library, which led to the Archbishop being presented with a copy of the work.

Foxe published the first version of his ecclesiastical history in 1563, drawing on documents, registers, letters, and other primary sources to support his thesis. He might more properly be described as a compiler, rather than an author, were it not that his voice comes through so powerfully in the contextualisation and presentation of others' information through the form of the text (especially its use of typography). The book was not merely successful, it fostered strong emotional reactions on both sides of the debate and the revision work began almost immediately. The second edition, the first major revision, was published in 1570. This was no mere reprint. Foxe significantly enlarged the scope of the first edition, taking the history back to the 11th century. He also responded personally to the Catholic criticisms, including newly discovered information and sources. This copy was part of the third edition (less heavily revised than the 1570 edition) which was printed on cheaper paper to attempt to meet rising demand for a cheap edition - hence the expected toning. Foxe would produce one final revision of the book in 1583, resisting calls for abridgement. He died in 1587, plans for another revision already underway. The book of deaths had become his life.

This edition was surveyed by the British Academy for their effort to reproduce the best and most complete text from the various editions produced during Foxe's lifetime (this number F76028). Professor David Loades wrote (in the Jan-July 2000 British Academy Review) that "none of the surviving original copies of the sixteenth century editions [are] full and perfect. All those traced and inspected have defects - pages missing or severely damaged, illustrations removed, and so on." (p.25). At the point when the Academy surveyed this copy, they had traced 30 copies, of which 15 were in the UK - this one the only private library copy. This copy is thus a scarce survival - strange given the immense popularity of the work - and a rare chance to own a typographically fascinating, early edition of an ideological battleground in the formation of English national identity.

Estimate: £800-1000

Sold: £1500
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Breeches Bible
The Bible Translated according to the Ebrew and Greeke...bound with Two right profitable and fruitfull Concordances...and The Whole Booke of Psalmes. Imprinted at London by Robert Barker, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Maiestie, 1608; Psalms London: Printed for the Companie of Stacioners, 1609. Later rebound (1816) in black crushed morocco, boards with gilt fillet borders around floral roll-tooled borders in blind, central panel gilt with floral corner-pieces enclosing owner's name (M. Thompson, upper board) and date (1816, lower board), flat spine with gilt-fillet and blind floral roll-tooled compartments, speckled edges, marbled endpapers; engraved title for The Bible, separate titles for other two parts, later additional hand-coloured plates showing the arms of the Thompson family and a decorative border.

Breeches Bibles are a variant of the Geneva Bible translation. Perhaps the most historically significant English translation of the Bible after the King James Version (KJV), the Geneva Bible (from where the first edition was published in 1560) was probably the first mechanically printed, mass-produced bible available to the general public - especially in a size suitable for non-liturgical use. It was immensely popular, owing in part to the power of its translation. The most significant theological aspect was the glossing and marginalia which were Puritan (and especially Calvinist) in manner - thus often in opposition to the ruling Anglicans of the Church of England and the English government. The popularity was such (Scotland even passing a law requiring households of sufficient means to own a copy) that it spurred Elizabeth I to produce the Bishops' Bible, the Catholics to produce the Douai and Rheims Bible, and ultimately James I to produce the Authorised Version in order to replace it. Such was the importance of the translation - despite official antipathy towards the glossing - the Geneva Bible was an approved source for the translators of the KJV. The Geneva translation was then the bible of Shakespeare, Cromwell, Knox, Donne and Bunyan. This copy is a variant known as a "Breeches" Bible owing to a curious translation of a passage from Genesis III.7: "Then the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked, and they sewed figge tree leaves together, and made themselves breeches." In the 1611 KJV this was changed to "aprons".

This bible was bound for Matthew Thompson (name to upper board and inscription on verso of ffep) in 1816 (date on lower board and inscription). The Thompson arms are displayed on a colourful decorative plate bound between the Old and New Testaments. Intriguingly there is a second colour plate with an elaborate floral border surrounding a blank space. At the top of the border there is a shield with the Thompson arms in the dexter half and a blank space where the impaling arms would go. Although it is impossible to say, it seems likely that this Bible was produced for, or in anticipation of, a wedding. The wife's arms would have been added to the sinister side (if Thompson was advancing to a bishopric or similar his arms would have gone on the junior, sinister side) and presumably the details would have been added, in the fashion of family bibles, to the blank space inside the border.

Estimate: £400-600

Sold: £800
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Ford, Simon
Hesychia Christianou, or, A Christian's Acquiescence in all the Products of Divine Providence: opened in a sermon, preached at Cottesbrook in Northampton-Shire, April the 16, 1664, at the interment of the Right Honourable, and eminently pious lady, the Lady Elizabeth Langham, wife to Sir James Langham Kt.. London : printed by R.D. for John Baker at the Peacock in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1665. 8vo, full contemporary calf; engraved armorial frontis.

Perhaps mostly notable today as the first publication of Bathsua Makin's elegy upon Lady Langham. Makin, known as the most learned woman in England, served as tutor to Lady Langham, as well as to the children of Charles I. She has been described as a proto-feminist but although she was staunchly supportive of educational equality for women, she did not similarly seek political equality. However the efforts of educational campaigners legitimised later political ones.

Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £140
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Henry, Matthew
A Method for Prayer with Scripture-Expressions. Printed for Daniel Jackson in the Poultry, and Sarah Cliff in Cheapside, near Mercers-Chapel, 1715. 8vo, full early calf; eng. port. frontis; provenance: John Hunter, 1789 (his owner's inscription upper pastedown).
Henry was a major nonconformist minister and was particularly noted for his Biblical exegesis. His ministry, and especially this work, still remains important to the churches descended from the nonconformist movement.
Bull, Digby

Collected pamphlets. Printed for the author; And are to be Sold by J. Whitlock, near Stationer's Hall, 1695. 4to, ?contemporary calf; provenance: Thomas Verney 1737 (his owner's inscription in ink on ffep). A series of anti-Catholic pamphlets comprising "The Watch-man's Voice", "A Letter of a Protestant Clergyman", "The Contrariety of Popery to the Blessed Word of God", "The Church's Request To all her Faithful Sons and Children", and "An Exhortation to Trust in God". The title page of the Letter has been corrected in mss from 1695 to 1710 and recorded as "being his first letter of warning". The text has also been altered at pp. 18+19 by sticking over replacement paragraphs, possibly from a later version of the text. It appears the relevant paragraphs were a prophecy of the coming of the Church of Rome and the "Dreadful Judgement of God" which would follow its replacement of the Protestant church. Perhaps the dates given in the 1695 version of this text (which this appears to have been) had been passed by 1710, after which these new versions were added. It is possible to read beneath the new additions that Popery "may come in within a twelve-month". The new dates have Popish power prevailing in England from 5th November 1717, with the "Dreadful Wo" being executed in 1721. If the additions were for this reason it would seem, as with many a prophet, the failure of the predicted end to manifest merely led to a revision rather than an abandonment of the belief.

Estimate: £80-100

Sold: £160
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Biblia Sacra sive Testamentum vetus...London E.T. et R.M sumpt. Societ, 1656. 12mo, full calf, boards with double gilt-fillet borders, corners with gilt-tooled flowers, spine with morocco lettering piece, lettered directly in gilt at foot with date, marbled endpapers; facsimile title.
Hall, Ios.

Recollection of such Treatises as have bene severally published...London: Printed for Hen. Featherstone in Paul's Churchyard at ye Signe of the Rose, [c.1617]. 4to, later red quarter leather; engraved title, each section with individual titles.
Heylin, Peter

Theologia Veterum...London: Printed for S. Simmons, for A.S....1673. 4to, later quarter calf; title printed in red and black; provenance: Revds J. Jones and W. Wilds (joint bookplate to upper pastedown).

The Famous and Memorable Works of Josephus...trans. Tho. Lodge...London: Printed by F.L. for Richard Tomlins..., 1655. 4to, early full panelled calf; provenance: Revd Thomas Hardy Charlesfield (owner's bookplate upper pastedown). Also another ed. Josephus, 1701 and one other. [6]

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £420
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Fontaine, Nicholas, Sieur de Royaumont
The History of the Old and New Testament extracted from the Holy Scriptures...Printed for Jeremiah Bright, in Friday-Street; James Brooks, and John Stuart, on London Bridge; and James Holland, at the Bible and Bell in St Paul's-Churchyard, 1712. Elephant folio, full ?contemporary reverse calf, boards panelled in blind, spine with contrasting morocco lettering piece, rebacked at head and foot; pp. [14 (title, verso blank, Dedication, verso blank, Preface to the Reader (2), Subscribers (4), Explanatory Table (2), Subscribers to this fourth impression, verso blank)], 52, 293, blank, 103, blank; double page engraved frontis, title printed in red and black, 258 engraved plates on 129 sheets by Kip and others after Freeman and others, 5 double page maps. Fourth impression.

Estimate: £200-300

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Macklin Bible
The Holy Bible, embellished by the most eminent British artists. With historical prefaces…For T. Cadell, by T. Bensley, 1824. Folio (4 vols). Contemporary black hard-grained morocco, boards richly panelled in gilt and blind, spines with low raised bands gilt, compartments scrolled in gilt, lettered directly in gilt in two and at foot with Macklin's name, wide inner dentelles decorated in gilt and blind all round, yellow doublures and endpapers, gilt edges, wide embroidered blue markers; 76 engraved plates, large engraved head- and tail-pieces throughout. First edition thus. A re-issue of the sumptuous Macklin Bible (1800), with the original plates and new prefaces by Edward Nares (1762-1841), Regius Professor of modern history at Oxford. The first three volumes (dated 1824) correspond to Macklin's original six. The last volume of Apocrypha is dated 1816 which is when the supplement was issued to Macklin's original work. Macklin's impressively illustrated Bible, printed in dramatic large type, drew the artistic talents of de Louthenbourg, Hamilton, Opie, Cosway, Benjamin West and Richard Westall, along with Fuseli, Kauffman, Reynolds and Stothard. It almost bankrupted the publisher, who never lived to see its success. He died exhausted (aged 47) just five days after the delivery of the final engraving. It "endures as the most ambitious edition produced in Britain, often pirated but never rivalled". (ODNB).

Estimate: £600-800

Sold: £550
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Of Plymouth Brethren interest:
'Book of Revelations', a large panoramic scroll painting on cloth illustrating biblical end of days, painted by Arthur Oakley, a Plymouth Brethren church member, early 20th century, 125cm x 650cm; together with another (2)

Arthur Edwin Oakley was born in 1889 in Coonoor, India, before moving to England in the early years of the 20th century. He was initially part of the Bible Students movement before joining the Exclusive Brethren or Plymouth Brethren as they are more commonly known. He worked on the railways throughout his life, first the LNER then British Rail, and died in Keswick in 1975.

Estimate: £200-300

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Besse, Joseph
Suffering of the Quakers. London: Printed and Sold by Luke Hinde...1753. Folio (2 vols). Modern calf retaining older board panels and morocco lettering pieces, all edges speckled.

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £160
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Britton, John
Cathedral Antiquities. M.A. Nattali, 19 Southampton Street, Covent Garden, 1836. 4to (5 vols). Half red morocco gilt, t.e.g., marbled endpapers; illus. as called for.
Ecton, John

Thesaurus Rerum Ecclesiasticarum. Printed for D. Browne, at the Black Swan without Temple Bar, et al, 1742. Recently rebound in brown leather, speckled edges.

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £90
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George II
Letters Patent issued in 1757 on behalf of Stephen Newton, after bringing suit against Thomas Webster to reclaim a Moiety of land with appurtenances in Ashdon. The suit brought in Thomas Sclater and his wife Ann, and their tenant Edmund Wilson. Wilson "although solemnly called cometh not again and departed in Contempt of Court And maketh Default", as such the Sheriff was ordered to aid Newton in seizing his land again. MSS document on vellum, laid down on card, bearing well-preserved Great Seal (some loss but still whole), with original tin case, on stamped ribbon.

With seventeen legal instruments such as indentures, leases, wills, a receipt and marriage contract dating from 1637 to 1865 (five 17th, eight 18th and four 19th c.). There is particular representation of Hertford (including two 17th c. indentures drawn up for William Fuller of Hemel Hempstead) and Linton and Essex, most particularly in the thirteen-page 1697 marriage contract between John Flacke of Lynton, Cams and Anne Barrington of Barrington Hall, Essex. The documents present a history of the written law as it touched people's lives. It is easy to forget, in our digital world, the critical importance the paper documents held for people, their significance shown by the care and artistry with which they were drawn up. The other striking thing is the permanence of the law, even as the centuries change. As wax seals give way to paper stamps, as handwriting develops, even as monarch replaces monarch, the legal language and formulae maintain the consistency of tradition for which English law is famed.

Estimate: £150-200

Sold: £100
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Hume, David
Parson's Genuine Pocket Edition of Hume's History of England. J. Parsons, 1793. 12mo (10 vols). Full contemporary tree calf, spines with contrasting morocco lettering pieces; engraved titles, 59 eng. plates.
with Smollet, Tobias
Parson's Genuine Pocket Edition of Smollet's Continuation of Hume's History of England. J. Parsons, 1794. 12mo (6 vols). Full contemporary tree calf, spines with constrasting morocco lettering pieces; eng. titles, 7 eng. plates.

Estimate: £100-200

Sold: £140
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Grose, Francis
Military Antiquities. I. Stockdale, 1812. 4to (2 vols). Full calf, sometime rebacked with morocco, boards with floral blind roll-tooled border within gilt triple-fillet border, spines gilt in compartments, contrasting morocco lettering pieces in two, others with gilt-tooled arms and helmet motif, lettered directly in gilt at foot with library code and name, gilt roll-tooled turn-ins, all edges marbled; 3 engraved titles (2 in Vol. II), 142 engraved plates, all as called for in both Vols.

Estimate: £80-100

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Bray, William (ed.)
Memoirs of John Evelyn. Henry Colburn, 1827. 8vo (5 vols). Full calf, boards with gilt-fillet borders, spines gilt in compartments, contrasting morocco lettering pieces in two, blind roll-tooled board edges and turn-ins, speckled edges; 9 plates (2 folding) and one folding pedigree; ex-library with small neat ink class marks at foot of spines, small card folders on upper pastedowns and white stickers on lower pastedowns in III-V; provenance: Kirkman Daniel Hodgson (1814-1879, Governor of the Bank of England and MP, his bookplate in I-IV, faded patch where lost from V).
As with Pepys diaries, those of John Evelyn offer a glimpse of the cultures and customs of an era from a personal perspective. They give first-hand experience of events like the Great Plague and Fire, the Rye House Plot and the Restoration, and of his role in groups like the Royal Society, of which he was a founder member. The diary was first published in 1818, when Bray edited the manuscript. This is the enlarged edition (from two to five volumes) with correspondence between Charles I and Sir Edward Nicholas and Sir Edward Hyde and Sir Richard Browne appended. The diary was begun when Evelyn was 11 years old and was a personal document, never intended for publication. As such it contains both short personal memoranda and expansive accounts of major events of which he was a part. As with all diaries this mix of the general and the specific, the personal and public, and the tiny details of everyday living, gives a window into the realities of life for the writer. Evelyn's keen mind and important position make this a fascinating historical source.

Estimate: £80-100

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[Wedderburn (Alexander), first Earl of Rosslyn]
The Argument of Alexander Wedderburn, Esq; His Majesty's Solicitor General, in the Cause of Lord Pomfret against Smith; which was tried at the bar of the Court of King's-Bench, Westminster... November 1772, by a Special Jury of the County of York...1773, [York?], privately printed, 4to; vi including title and Advertisement plus pp. 49, in later three-quarter morocco over marbled boards, t.e.g. Boards and joints a little rubbed, upper hinge a little tender, light scattered marginal foxing to text.
Self-promotion for Wedderburn (seemingly at the expense of the defendant Smith), posing as champion of the individual against powerful interests. Wedderburn became Lord Chancellor in 1793.
The case, concerning disputed ownership claims to a lead mine in Swaledale by George Fermor, Earl of Pomfret, was tried first at York, in 1770. A rare tract

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Furniture Trade Catalogues
Hampton & Son's (London)
Illustrated Designs of Cabinet Furniture, c.1870, black & white illustrations, gilt-tooled red cloth boards
Moorman & Sons (Newport, Isle of Wight)
Illustrated Catalogue of Furniture, June 1904, colour lithographic and monotone illustrations, gilt-tooled green cloth boards
Port of London Cabinet Works,
Distinctive Furniture, c.1925, black & white illustrations, printed cover
together with two other furniture related publications

Estimate: £100-200

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Miscellaneous Trade Catalogues & Reference Works
Thomas O'Brien & Co. (London)
Catalogue No. 41, 1900, of 'bible' form, black & white illustrations, black cloth boards
The Sun Electrical Co. Ltd (Leeds & Newcastle)
A Catalogue of Artistic Electric Light Fittings, 1927, monotone illustrations, blue cloth boards
John Bolding & Sons (London)
Illustrated Catalogue of Plumbers, Engineers & Gasfitters Brass Work etc. c.1890, black & white illustrations, red cloth boards
Reid (David Boswell)
Illustrations of the Theory & Practice of Ventilation, 1844, Longman. Brown, Green & Longmans, red cloth boards
together with five other related publications (9)

Estimate: £200-300

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Ptolemaues, Claudius; Wallis, Johannes (ed.)
Armonikon. Harmonicorum libri tres. Oxonii: A Theatro Sheldoniano, 1682. 4to, early reverse calf; pp. [20 (title, verso blank, Dedication (2), Prefatio (15), verso blank)], 328; eng. portrait frontis., title with pictorial vignette, parallel printed in Latin and Greek, numerous figures, tables and musical examples to text; provenance: from the library of Christ Church Crimea Memorial Church (bookplate on upper pastedown) -- J. Chapman (owner's ink inscription on flyleaf, marginalia and notes to endpapers). Ptolemy managed in this important work to disagree with both the followers of Aristoxenus and Pythagoras. He argued in favour of mathematical ratios (in opposition to Aristoxenus) but also favoured empirical observation over the theoretical approaches of the Pythagoreans. The book explores modes and tuning through mathematical equations. Whilst not as influential as his other works, it did encourage Kepler's consideration of the harmony of the world.

Estimate: £100-200

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Jonas, Peter
The Genuine Art of Gauging Made Easy and Familiar, Exhibiting all the Principal Methods actually practised by the Officers of His Majesty's Revenue of Excise and Customs. Printed for Dring and Page, 20, Tooley Street, Borough, Hydrometer Makers to the Honourable Board of Excise, 1806. 8vo, full reverse calf, contrasting morocco lettering piece on spine, marbled edges; numerous illus, figures and tables to text. Jonas' work was intended to introduce the topic of gauging, so critical to proper assessment of duties - especially important given the ongoing Napoleonic war and the need for income to prosecute it. In 1806 Britain and Napoleon blockaded each other, leading to smuggling on both sides of the Channel.

Jonas intended to lead the reader through the principles which underlay gauging in order to avoid the issues of learning by rote. He had been a customs officer for many years by this point, working in all four of the principal ports of the kingdom. This rare work, which Jonas commends as useful for brewers, distillers and even auctioneers, also contained other useful information such as finding the tonnage of ships and the use of hydrometers to measure the strength of spirits - which latter must have pleased his publishers.

Estimate: £80-100

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Stephenson, Robert
Autograph letter signed ('Robt. Stephenson') to T.E. Harrison requesting the name of the person who made "the saw for cutting off the pile heads" at the High Level Bridge as Stephenson had been asked, one mss correction to text, 24, Great George Street, Westminster, 29 May 1852, 8vo, one page watermarked 'J Whatman 1851', folded for posting.
T.E. Harrison was a civil engineer who worked with the Stephensons in the early part of his career. He is best known for his work on bridges during his career as chief engineer of the York, Newcastle and Berwick railway, and later the North Eastern Railway. Harrison worked with Stephenson on the design of the High Level Bridge and was remembered (with other civil engineers) in Stephenson's will, with a legacy of £2000.

Estimate: £60-80

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De Diemerbroeck (Isbrand) and Salmon (William) trans.
The Anatomy of Human Bodies. London, printed for Edward Brewster, 1689. 4to, sometime rebound in full leather, retaining elements of the original binding; 16 striking copper-engraved plates after drawings of medical dissections (some with varying loss or repair), occasional marginalia.

First English translation (preceeded by the Dutch first edition of 1672 (in Latin).The translation was by William Salmon, a noted 17th century English medical historian. Isbrandus De [van] Diemerbroeck was a respected Dutch physician who worked in Nijmegen during the Black Death epidemic. His experience with, and knowledge of, such diseases can be seen in the carefully recorded case histories which make up one section of the book. The majority though is a highly-detailed anatomical study, most interesting today as a historical record of 17th century medical knowledge. The book is part of a theological natural history, seeking after the seat of "the most Noble Functions of the Soul".

It can be hard in an era of scientific enquiry and advanced medical studies to understand the twin constraints of religious objection and Ancient worship which so hampered the early study of anatomy. Whilst Vesalius' pioneering work was over one hundred years behind De Diemerbroeck, the direct study of the human body remained controversial and difficult. His introduction to this important work argues vehemently in favour of such study, appealing to authority and precedent to overcome Galenic objection and pre-empting the Church by equating anatomical work to a witness of the "skill and workmanship of the Divine hand in building a Tabernacle for the Soul of Man."

This is not a theological treatise however. The author's stated purpose is the improvement of medicine. The preface compares the need for anatomy to the architect who "must know all the Parts of the House" if they are to repair one which is "decay'd". He argues further that you cannot treat disease (his own especial study) without knowing "what Part a Disease does primarily affect". He also notes the important role medicine plays elsewhere in society, reminding the reader that "only men skill'd in Anatomy can give true Judgement upon a Wound" - of critical importance in criminal proceedings. This is not a recitation of learned authority; this is a deliberate positioning of personal study of anatomy at the heart of best medical practice.

Estimate: £300-500

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Dodoens, Rembert; Lyte, Henry (trans.)
A Niewe Herball or Historie of Plants. [London, c.1578 (lacking title-page)]. 4to, later rebound in paper-backed boards with paper lettering-piece, blue speckled edges; [2 (Epistle to the Queen, dated 1578)], [1 (To the Friendly and Indifferent Reader)], [2 (Poems by WB and Thomas Newton)], [2 (Recommendations by W. Clowes and T[?homas] N[?ewton], [5 (Praefatio ad Medicinae Candidatos)], [2 (Last leaf of Appendix misbound according to catchwords)], [3 (Epistola ad Lectorem)], [5 (Appendix)], [1]-564 (lacking leaves E1+6 and Q6), [10 (Index of Latin names)], [5 (Index Apellationum...)], [7 (Index of English Names)], [8 (Table of the Natures, Virtues and Dangers of the Herbs)]; inhabited and floriated intials in Latin prelims, head- and tail-pieces to the six books, occasional early marginalia, seeming mainly monetary calculations. Lyte's translation of Doedens work was hugely significant in the study of herbs and their operations. It was the standard work in the latter half of the 16th century and was a huge influence on Gerard and Parkinson.
Sibly, Ebeneezer

Culpeper's English Physician and Complete Herbal. Printed for the Author, [c.1798 (year of Masonry 5798 according to dedication)]. 4to, full calf, sometime sympathetically rebacked with morocco lettering piece to spine; pp. xvi, 396, [2 (title, verso blank), 256; eng. port. frontis and 29 eng. botanical plates (lacking plates in the English Physician). Sibly's edition of Culpeper sought to maintain the occult aspects of natural philosophy, drawing on the astrological and sympathetic vitues of the herbs.

Estimate: £300-500

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Goldsmith, Oliver
A History of the Earth and Animated Nature. Edinburgh and London: Blackie and Son, 1860. 4to (2 vols). Half blue leather, speckled edges; lavishly illus. some plates hand-coloured.

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Christison, Sir Robert, Bart.
A Treatise on Poisons. Edinburgh: Printed for Adam Black, North Bridge; and Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green, London, 1832. 8vo, nr-contemporary half calf over marbled boards, speckled edges; engraved frontis. Second edition. Christison was one of the leading toxicologists of the 19th century and a frequent medical witness - most famously as the man who helped convict Burke and Hare. He often conducted tests of poisons on himself to improve his understanding, such as taking large doses of Calabar bean. This hands-on, detailed and thorough approach to toxicology made his influential textbook one of the most authoritative written.

Estimate: £100-150

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Boitel, Pierre, sieur de Gaubertin
Le Théâtre Tragique, Sur Lequel La Fortune Represente Et Les Divers Mal'heurs, Advenus Aux Hommes Illustres. Paris: Chez Pierre Billene, rue S. Iaques a la Bonne Foy, 1621-2. 8vo (3 vols bound in 1). Contemporary vellum, spine lettered in ink. A curious book describing the strange ends of famous men such as the Comte de Hainault "qui finit miserablement" and Henry, Comte de Schuatzebourg "tombe dans des Latrines".

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R.B. [Crouch, Nathaniel].
Admirable Curiosities, Rarities, & Wonders in England, Scotland and Ireland...Printed by John Richardson for Nath. Crouch at the Bell in the Poultry, near Cheapside, 1684. 12mo, half calf over marbled boards, morocco lettering piece, spine lettered directly in gilt to bottom compartment and blind tooling to 3 compartments, all edges red; engraved half title facing title, 4 plates (one missing lower half). Second edition enlarged. A rare collection of historical oddities by English printer and bookseller Nathaniel Crouch - whose pseudonym alluded to Robert or Richard Burton. According to a contemporary, he "melted down the best of our English Histories into Twelve-Penny Books" and became a "Celebrated Author", popularising history for the "middling sort".
[Gerbier, Sir Balthazar].

The None-Such Charles His Character...Printed by RI, and are to be sold by John Collins, in Little Brittaine, 1651. 8vo, quarter leather over boards, sometime rebacked; engraved frontis., title, [4 (To the Reader)], 196, [18 (Contents)]. This work was "Published by Authority" to discourse on "the late King's first publicke Motions running thouough his fatall race, and continuing to his dismall end."

Estimate: £150-250

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Nichols, John Gough (introduction); Shaw, Henry (illus.)
The Fishmongers' Pageant on Lord Mayor's Day, 1616. Printed for the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers, 1844. Folio, original cloth; 13 engraved plates illustrating the pageant. A striking record of the pageantry of guild life as it displayed the power and wealth of the City of London in procession. The Fishmongers are one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies and one of the most ancient of the guilds, tracing their lineage back over 7 centuries. The Guild pageant is part of an 800-year tradition of Lord Mayor's processions upriver to Westminster to swear fealty to the Crown. During its earliest years this was a much more dangerous proposition. The City of London was a separate entity from Westminster, and had many rights and priviliges. By leaving the City, the Mayor left its protections for the uncertain favour of the Monarch. The tradition continues to this day (with somewhat less risk to the incumbent), with the Lord Mayor's Show the current incarnation. The plates and description show a lively imagination, a sense of the exotic, and a underlying awareness of political and historical tensions between City and Crown.

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Hennell, Col. Sir Reginald.
The History of the King's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard. Archibald Constable And Co., 1894. Org. red cloth, t.e.g; numerous plates, some coloured, and b/w illus. and maps to text; provenance: J. ?Swithenham - owner's ink inscription stating the book was once the property of HRH Princess Frederica of Hanover. A comprehensive history by a Lieutenant of the Guard.

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North American Fly Fishing
Grant (George F.)
, Montana Trout Flies, 1981, Portland; Champoeg Press, numbered limited edition of 1950, quarto, seven colour plates of flies in rear pocket, original cloth;
Lamb (Dana S.)
, Not Far From The River, 1967, Barre, limited edition of 1500, glassine wrapper, printed slipcase (book Fine, slipcase foxed);
Gingrich (Arnold) edit.
, The Gordon Garland, A Round of Devotions by His Followers, 1965, N.Y., Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, numbered limited edition of 1500, presentation inscription signed by Lee Wulff, quarter morocco, printed slipcase;
with fourteen others (17)

Estimate: £100-200

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'An Angler'
Salmonia: or Days of Fly Fishing ..., 1828, John Murray, three plates of flies, half calf gilt;
, Facts and Fancies of Salmon Fishing, 1874, Cassell, Petter .., ten plates as called for, top edge gilt, half morocco;
Jesse (Edward)
, An Angler's Rambles; 1836, Van Voorst, half calf gilt;
Hofland (T.C.)
, The British Angler's Manual, or, The Art of Angling in England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland ..., 1848, plates as called, all edges gilt, morocco gilt (4)

Estimate: £100-200

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A Lady
The Modern Cookery Written Upon the Most Approved Principles. Derby: Printed for Henry Mozely, 1818. 16mo, full leather; engraved frontis., vignette to title, 6 illus. to text of table layouts. First edition. A scarce and very collectable early cookery book. Copac only lists one copy of the first edition at Leeds University.

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Pavlova, Anna 
Grand Theatre Leeds programme, 28th October 1912. Org. paper wrps, illus. with b/w photographs, together with letter and original envelope.
Mr Vint, to whom the programme was sent - would appear to be Mr Charles Vint of Richmond House, Bradford. Charles Vint was a solicitor who came from a family of collectors involved with the local wool trade. He was also a Director of Durham-based mining companies, particularly Terry, Greaves & Lister Kaye Ltd. The Vint family were known not only for their generosity to local factory workers, but also as patrons of artists and musicians. The letter would likely be in his hand however, as the address at the top is for Richmond House.

Estimate: £100-150

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