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Auction Description for Dominic Winter: Books from the Library of Major John 'Jack' Churchill
Auction Description:
Books from the Library of Major John 'Jack' Churchill
Viewing Notes:
6th & 7th October 9am to 7pm. Morning of sale from 9am.
Sale Notes:
www.invaluable.com/dominic-winter

Books from the Library of Major John 'Jack' Churchill

by Dominic Winter Auctions


179 lots | 125 with images

October 8, 2009

Mallard House

Broadway Lane, South Cerney

Near Cirencester, GL7 5UQ United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1285 860006

Fax: +44 (0)1285 862461

Email: info@dominicwinter.co.uk

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Lot 1: Alken (Henry). The Analysis of the Hunting Field;

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Description: Alken (Henry). The Analysis of the Hunting Field; Being a Series of Sketches of the Principal Characters That Compose One. The Whole Forming a Slight Souvenir of the Season, 1845-6., pub. Ackermann, 1846, hand-coloured additional title, six hand-coloured engraved plates, wood-engraved illustrations, occasional light spotting, a.e.g., original green cloth gilt, wear to head of spine, 8vo, together with Hunting Reminiscences: Comprising Memoirs of Masters of Hounds; Notices of the Crack Riders; and Characteristics of the Hunting Countries of England by Nimrod, pub. Ackermann, 1843, maps, plates and illustrations, a few light spots, original cloth gilt, loss at spine head, joints splitting, 8vo, with two others: The Life of John Mytton, 4th ed., 1869 (lacking one plate) and Robert Vyner's Notita Venatica; A Treatise on Fox-Hunting, new ed., 1847 (defective spine) Each volume carries the bookplate of Lord Randolph Churchill (1849-95). (4)

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Alken (Henry). The Analysis of the Hunting Field;

Lot 2: Alken (Henry). The Analysis of the Hunting Field;

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Description: Alken (Henry). The Analysis of the Hunting Field; Being a Series of Sketches of the Principal Characters That Compose One. The Whole Forming a Slight Souvenir of the Season 1845-6, pub. Ackermann, 1846, hand-coloured additional title, six hand-coloured engraved plates, some browning, original cloth upper cover and spine bound in at end, t.e.g., contemporary calf gilt, covers detached, rubbed, 8vo, together with Hunting Reminiscences: Comprising Memoirs of Masters of Hounds; Notices of the Crack Riders; and Characteristics of the Hunting Countries of England, by Nimrod, 1843, engraved maps and illustrations, original cloth upper cover and spine bound in at end, some spotting, t.e.g., contemporary calf, covers detached, rubbed, 8vo, plus three others: F.P. Delme Radcliffe's The Noble Science: A Few General Ideas on Fox-Hunting... and More Especially Those of the Hertfordshire Hunt Club, 1839; Sporting Scenes and Country Life by Martingale, 1840 (both with detached covers) and Nimrod's Hunting Tours, 1835. Each volume carriest the bookplate of Lord Randolph Churchill (1849-95). (5)

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Arnold (Sir Edwin). The Song Celestial or

Lot 3: Arnold (Sir Edwin). The Song Celestial or

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Description: Arnold (Sir Edwin). The Song Celestial or Bhagavad-Gita (From the Mahabharata). Being a Discourse Between Arjuna, Prince of India, and the Supreme Being Under the Form of Krishna, 1st ed., 1885, partly unopened, 8pp. adverts. at end, bookplate of Lord Randolph Churchill, original cloth, some dampstains, 8vo. Presentation copy, inscribed on title: ÒLord Randolph Churchill, with the author's best regards, June 1885Ó. (1)

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Lot 4: Ashmead-Bartlett (Ellis). With the Turks in

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Description: Ashmead-Bartlett (Ellis). With the Turks in Thrace, 1913, b&w plts., orig. green cloth, dampstained, 8vo, together with Ashmead-Bartlett (Ellis), Port Arthur. The Siege and Capitulation, 2nd ed., 1906, b&w illusts., two folding maps in rear pocket, inscribed by author, monogram bookplate of Jack Churchill to front pastedown, binding broken, orig. cloth gilt, rubbed and some wear, 8vo, plus Henderson (Lieut.-Col. G. F. R.), Stonewall Jacksons and the American Civil War, 2 vols., 1909, b&w maps (some folding), one detached and frayed, orig. cloth gilt, rubbed and some marks, plus Slatin Pasha (Rudolph C.), Fire and Sword in the Sudan, a Personal Narrative of Fighting and Serving the Dervishes. 1879-1895, 5th ed., pub. Edward Arnold, 1897, num. b & w plts., two folding maps at rear (sl. fraying to edges), t.e.g., orig. gilt-dec. cloth, rubbed, thich 8vo, and Okuma (Count Shigenobu), Fifty Years of New Japan, 2 vols., 1909, folding map at rear of vol. 2, some corner creasing, orig. cloth gilt, faded and dampstained, 8vo, and other war and travel related books, incl. A Staff Officer's Scrap Book, by Sir Ian Hamilton, 2 vols., 1907; Jane's Fighting Ships, 3 vols., 1915, 1926, 1935; A History of the Indian Mutiny..., by T. R. E., Holmes, 2nd ed., 1885 (48)

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Bacon (Francis). The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron

Lot 5: Bacon (Francis). The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron

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Description: Bacon (Francis). The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Albans, and Lord High Chancellor of England, 10 vols., 1824, engraved portrait frontispiece, text in English and Latin, a few light spots, bookplates of George Henry Barnett and monogram bookplate of Jack Churchill, contemporary blue calf, spines with raised bands and gilt decoration, vol. II upper joint splitting, lightly rubbed, 8vo (10)

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