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Auction Description for Bloomsbury: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Ephemera and Original Artwork
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10th June 9.30am - 5.30pm., 11th June 9.30am - 7.30pm. Day of sale from 9.30am.
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Printed Books, Manuscripts, Ephemera and Original Artwork

by Bloomsbury Auctions


573 lots | 474 with images

June 12, 2013

Live Auction

24 Maddox Street

London, W1S 1PP United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)207 495 9494

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Staffordshire, Bushbury.- Ralph, Lord of the Manor

Lot 1: Staffordshire, Bushbury.- Ralph, Lord of the Manor

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Description: Staffordshire, Bushbury.- Ralph, Lord of the Manor of Bysseburie [|Bushbury] grant and confirm to his son Hugh of a piece of land in Bushbury, lying between land owned by Aylwynne of Oxeleye from Wolverhampton towards Prestwood and leading towards Brewood etc., 13 lines, small stain affecting a few words, browned, remains of cloth bag for seal, lacks seal, 95 x 202mm., 26th February 1298 § Ralph of Byssebury grants to William de la Broke of Byssebury & John de la Broke, a moiety of a piece of the waste land of Byssebeury, latitude and longitdude from the mill at Wibalstone to the junction before the gate of the aforesaid William de la Broke, for a sum of silver, witnesses: Robert de Northycote, Clement de la Lowe, Philip de Oldefallinge, Osbert de Wybalstone etc., 14 lines, a few small brown marks, lacks seal, 95 x 233mm., n.d. [c. 1290s], manuscripts in Latin, on vellum, v.s., v.d. (2). ***Bushbury, a suburb of Wolverhampton..

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Canon Law.- Leaf from an unidentified treatise on

Lot 2: Canon Law.- Leaf from an unidentified treatise on

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Description: Canon Law.- Leaf from an unidentified treatise on canon law, perhaps Decretals, decorated manuscript in Latin, on vellum, 70 lines, double column, written in brown ink in a small gothic bookhand, 9 single, double and triple line initials in blue, all but one decorated in red with marginal strapwork, some marginalia, small stain slightly affecting a few letters, some creasing and browning, framed and glazed, in decorated mount, unexamined out of frame, 300 x 190mm., [?England, c. 1300].

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Derbyshire, Peak District.- Quitclaim, release by

Lot 3: Derbyshire, Peak District.- Quitclaim, release by

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Description: Derbyshire, Peak District.- Quitclaim, release by William, son of Robert de Cobedonclif to William de Stafford of all rights in the lands in the Peak [?Loddeorthebec & Robockcelon boundaries] which he had of Robert de Cobedonclif [Cobden Edge] his father, witnesses: John Fleming, bailiff of the Peak, Robert Boson, Robert de Meluer [Mellor], Roger le Ragged of Roworthe [Rowarth] and others, manuscript in Latin, on vellum, 14 lines, lacks seal, some slight staining and creasing, browned, folds, 101 x 215mm., n.d. [c. 1300].

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Norfolk, Mautby.- Account of John de Aldeby

Lot 4: Norfolk, Mautby.- Account of John de Aldeby

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Description: Norfolk, Mautby.- Account of John de Aldeby sergeant, of the income and expences and stock inventory of the manor of "Malteby" [Mautby], on behalf of the Lady of the Manor, expenditure £51 18s 11½d, manuscript in Latin, on vellum, 2 membranes, stitched, creased and browned in places, some edges chipped or with tears affecting text slightly, 19th century docket and number label from the Phillipps collection, c. 1100 x 225mm., 1318. ***Mautby, six miles west of Great Yarmouth..

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West Yorkshire, Foulby.- Quitclaim by Hugh, son

Lot 5: West Yorkshire, Foulby.- Quitclaim by Hugh, son

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Description: West Yorkshire, Foulby.- Quitclaim by Hugh, son and heir of Richard le Bochher of Pontefract to William de Folby [Foulby], smith and Osanne his wife, all right and claim to a messuage in Folby, witnesses: Robert Spanals, Alan of the Kitchen etc., manuscript in Latin, on vellum, 9 lines, good wax seal, folds, 66 x 250mm., 1320.

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Lot 6: West Yorkshire, Lepton and Rowley.- Charter by

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Description: West Yorkshire, Lepton and Rowley.- Charter by John, son of John de Roulay grant to Thomas, son of John le Flemyng of Dalton a messuage with land in Roulay [Rowley] in the bounds of Lepton, witness: Thomas son of Master Thomas de Dalton and others, manuscript in Latin, on vellum, wax seal, folds, browned and slightly creased, small flaw, 100 x 192mm., 1331. ***Lepton, a suburb of Huddersfield..

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Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire.- Margaret Tyas

Lot 7: Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire.- Margaret Tyas

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Description: Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire.- Margaret Tyas [daughter of John Tyas] wife of John de Billinghay grant of the manor of Slaghtwayt [Slaithwaite] to Richard de Biron [Byron], manuscript in Latin, on vellum, in brown ink, 19 lines, chirograph at head, witnesses: Adam de Hopton, William de Mirfield, Robert de Morton and Alice Oat, red wax seal, folds, a little yellowed, 156 x 273mm., 1354; and another, relating to the same, both with red wax seals, v.s., 1354 (2). ***In 1357 Byron leased the manor of Slaithwaite to William de Mirfield, one of the above named witnesses, subject to rent payable to Margaret Tyas..

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Northamptonshire, Cottesbrooke.- Quitclaim by

Lot 8: Northamptonshire, Cottesbrooke.- Quitclaim by

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Description: Northamptonshire, Cottesbrooke.- Quitclaim by William de Arderne to Edmund, son of Robert de Arderne, knight, of one messuage and a fourth part of a half virgate of land, which virgate and 20 and 5 rods of land with their appurtenances in Cotesbrok, formerly granted to me by the aforesaid Robert de Arderne, fourth part of the virgate formerly held by William de Crouchestok and 20 and 5 rods formerly held by Adam Freman of Cottesbrook, witnesses: Robert le yonge, simon yonge, William Ancelyn de sprotton, Robert Ancelyn de Cotesbrok and others, manuscript in Latin, on vellum, 10 lines, good red wax armorial seal, folds, very slight chip on edge of seal, 85 x 295mm., Sprotton [Spratton], Friday, 1st July 1356. Cottesbrooke, between Rugby and Kettering; Spratton three miles south west of Cottesbrooke. ***The Arden family (sometimes called Ardern, Arderne or Hardern), trace their ancestry back to the twelfth century, and have held lands in Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Cheshire and Lancashire since the medieval period. The Ardens originally moved to Cheshire from Warwickshire and Northamptonshire and William Shakespeare's mother, Mary Arden also came from a branch of this family..

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City of London.- Deed of sale, Richard atte Celer

Lot 9: City of London.- Deed of sale, Richard atte Celer

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Description: City of London.- Deed of sale, Richard atte Celer and William Aleyn, executors of the testament of Lettice, widow of William de Kendale, late citizen and "cellarius" [cellarer] of Londona and John Hankyn have sold all lands and tenements in the two parishes of Holy Trinity and St Katherine Coleman in Aldgate to Nicholas Rote, citizen and vintner, Adam de Bury mayor of London, John ffifhide sheriff, John Ward alderman, manuscript in Latin, on vellum, 15 lines, remains of two red wax seals only of 3, folds, slightly creased, framed and glazed, June 1374.

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City of London.- Quitclaim by Thomas Morton, clerk

Lot 10: City of London.- Quitclaim by Thomas Morton, clerk

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Description: City of London.- Quitclaim by Thomas Morton, clerk to Richard Roe, citizen and vintner of London, all rights in tenements called the Harteshorne, shop, cellar in St. Katherine Cree and Coleman, Aldgate, Robert Clopton mayor, William Coombs and Richard Rich, D.s. "Middleton" scribe at foot, manuscript in Latin, on vellum, 16 lines, remains of red wax seal, folds, slightly creased, 158 x 320mm., framed and glazed, an attractive manuscript, 12th May 1442.

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Italy.- Notarial instrument drawn up by Arpinis

Lot 11: Italy.- Notarial instrument drawn up by Arpinis

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Description: Italy.- Notarial instrument drawn up by Arpinis Rufinus, Abbot of the monastery of San Lorenzo near Novara, on his own authority and in the absence of any other member of the community in residence, in favour of Giovanni de Pusterla, knight, of Milan, a quitclaim for the payment of 42 pounds to Antoniolo de Curada in respect of certain goods, witnessed by the notary Nicolinus Alzalendina, brown stain affecting one or two words and a flaaw, 145 x 195mm., 19th December 1395 § Notarial instrument of Pinolus of Burgo Manfredi, an obligation to Giovanni di Lampignano for a certain quantity of hemp and corn, witnessed by the notary Giovanni Fantoni, 2 small flaws and stabholes in lower margin, 350 x 255mm., 7th May 1489, 2 notarial manuscripts in Latin, on vellum, folds (2).

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Portugal.- Pina (Ruy de) Cronica do Muy Alto e

Lot 12: Portugal.- Pina (Ruy de) Cronica do Muy Alto e

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Description: Portugal.- Pina (Ruy de) Cronica do Muy Alto e Poderoso Principe el Rey Dom Afonso o quinto, Portuguese manuscript on paper, 181ff. 40 lines, many 3 line initials, several tears and holes. last f. frayed and restored, browned and stained throughout, modern brown morocco, blind stamped border, central ornament on front cover, crowns on spine, in similar morocco-backed case, [Portugal], [16th century]. ***Rare manuscript of an important history of the reign of Alfonso V (1432-1481) of Portugal by the chronicler Ruy de Pina (1440-1521); it was first printed in 1790 in a Collecçao de Livros Ineditos de Historia Portugeza..

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Choirbook.- 4 leaves from a very large choirbook,

Lot 13: Choirbook.- 4 leaves from a very large choirbook,

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Description: Choirbook.- 4 leaves from a very large choirbook, in Latin, on vellum, written in black and red ink, in a regular liturgical hand, 2 large initials , in red and blue, with marginal decoration other initials in black, music on 5-line red stave, 2pp. with surface wear diminishing the text, margins trimmed at head, some staining, some yellowing and soiling, bound in later boards, worn, 740 x 520mm. & v.s., [?Spain or Italy], [16th century]; and 4 further leaves from a smaller and later choirbook, 4to (8 leaves).

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Lot 14: Hampton Court Gardener.- Nottingham (Charles

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Description: Hampton Court Gardener.- Nottingham (Charles Howard, first earl of, naval commander, 1536-1624) Certificate authorising payment to George Hopton "gardner at Hampton Courte" and his assistant, D.s. "Notingham", manuscript, 1p. with conjugate blank, browned, folds, folio, 26th March 1610; and another, v.s., v.d. (2).

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Shepperton, Middlesex now Surrey.- 2 Court Rolls

Lot 15: Shepperton, Middlesex now Surrey.- 2 Court Rolls

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Description: Shepperton, Middlesex now Surrey.- 2 Court Rolls of the Manor of Shepperton, detailing numerous cases, Courts Baron, Frankpledge etc. relating to land and property, manuscripts in Latin and English, on vellum, first roll 10 membranes, second 30 membranes, both stitched at head, some soiling and creasing, a few edges with tears, v.s., v.d., 1613-20 & 1667-1710.

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Civil War.- A letter directed to Master Bridgeman,

Lot 16: Civil War.- A letter directed to Master Bridgeman,

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Description: Civil War.- A letter directed to Master Bridgeman, the fourth of January, and a letter inclosed in it, to one Master Anderton, were the 12. of January read, and ordered to be entred. To the worshipfull, and my much honoured friend Orlando Bridgeman Esquire, and a burgesse of the Parliament, at his chamber, at the Inner-Temple, these present, single sheet, small red ink number at head, lightly laid on to thick paper, [Wing E1942],scarce, 335 x 250m, printed for Joseph Hunscott, 1641 § Corporation of London. A true coppy of the petition of the Lord Maior, aldermen, and the rest of the Common Councell of London, presented to both Houses of Parliament, March 18. 1641. To vindicated the honour of the city against a false, scandalous, and seditious petition, printed, and pretended to be exhibited to the Parliament in February last, as The petition of the citizens of London, against the present disposall of the militia of that city, made by the Parliament. And to assure the Parliament and the whole kingdome; that the said city is very glad of, and thankfull for the present ordinance touching that matter, single sheet, woodcut arms, head-piece and initial, small red ink number at head, lightly laid on to thick paper, [Wing T2661], 362 x 270mm, R.Oulton, and G.Dexter, 1641 [i.e. 1642]; and a broadside relating to collecting of taxes, 1642 (Wing E1942) and a late 18th century broadside calling for volunteers in the Hexham and Newcastle areas to bear 'arms against the perfidious cruel French' (4) ***Orlando Bridgeman, Lord Keeper, lawyer and Royalist. 'Although many designes have been defeated, yet that of Ireland holds well.The Kings heart is Protestant, but our friends can persuade him, and make him believe anything.'.

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Civil War (Hull).- A new petition to the Kings

Lot 17: Civil War (Hull).- A new petition to the Kings

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Description: Civil War (Hull).- A new petition to the Kings most Excellent Majestie. The humble petition of the Knights, Gentry, and Free-holders of the County of Yorke, who have subscribed hereto: presented to His Majestie at York, April 30. 1642. Desiring a happy union betwixt the King and the Parliament, single sheet, woodcut head-piece and initial, very small section of upper corner missing and repaired, not affecting text, closely trimmed, slight loss of head-piece, small red ink number at head, lightly laid on to thick paper, [Wing H3529 = Wing N701], by R.O. and G.D., for John Frank, 1642 § Charles I, King of England. His Majesties speech to the gentry of the county of Yorke, attending his Majesty at the city of Yorke, on Thursday the 12 of May 1642, single sheet, fine woodcut royal arms at head, initial and decorative borders, left-hand edge trimmed, just touching border, small red ink number at head, lightly laid down on thick paper, [Wing C2806], 355 x 265, Imprinted at Yorke, and now re-printed at London, May 16, 1642; and 2 other broadsides on the same subject (Wing T1684 and C2769) (4) ***Four scarce broadsides relating to the 'Magazine at Hull'. In January 1642 the King attempted to possess himself of Hull. Here was the arsenal in which the arms and munitions collected for the Scottish war had been deposited and the port in which Charles intended to land Dutch and Danish troops. On 23rd April the king himself appeared and demanded admittance. Sir John Hotham refused, citing his instructions from parliament and shut the gates against him. In the second mentioned broadside Charles brands Hotham a traitor (ESTC lists only 3 copies of this). Hotham was seen to waver in the matter of admittance to the town and was later executed by order of Cromwell..

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Civil War (Leicester).- Charles I, King of

Lot 18: Civil War (Leicester).- Charles I, King of

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Description: Civil War (Leicester).- Charles I, King of England. His Maiesties Speech at Leicester, to the Gentlemen, Free-Holders, and Inhabitants of that County. July 20., single sheet, issue with royal arms and initials, woodcut initial, small red ink number at head, lightly laid on to thick paper, [Wing C2781], 340 x 235mm, Imprinted at Yorke, and re-printed at London by Alice Norton, 1642. ***Rare. Not in British Library. ESTC lists only 1 copy (Harvard). The king greets his subjects in the north and explain his dealings with parliament and hopes to have no need to ask for their military assistance..

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Musgrave Family (of Edenhall, Cumberland)

Lot 19: Musgrave Family (of Edenhall, Cumberland)

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Description: Musgrave Family (of Edenhall, Cumberland) Collection of material relating to the Musgrave family, including: This Book Titles acct. of the Rentalls, manuscript rents accounts, 62pp., original marbled wrappers, lettered direct on upper wrapper, lacks lower cover, 1707-24; Manors of Soulby, Kirkby-Stephen, Hartley, Bleatarn and Musgrave Call Book, manuscript, 32pp. excluding blanks, original wrappers, rubbed, paper label on upper cover with manuscript title, 1755; other rental accounts leaves, 1662 - 1746; legal complaint against Sir Philip Musgrave, 1787; letter from Sir John Lowther (1606-75) to Sir Philip Musgrave, "I cannot possibly be... at Kendall tomorrow", 1643; letter from Sir Edward Musgrave at Hayton Castle, Aspatria, to his cousin Sir Philip Musgrave, recommending a student from Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, 1654; letter to Sir Philip Musgrave, Governor of Carlisle, from his cousin in Edinburgh, "about the Scoole of Kirbisteven", 26th January 1678; letter to Sir Christopher Musgrave (1631-1704), "Concerning your Cusson Mrs. Place", 1682 etc., manuscripts and letters etc., folds, some wear, browned, v.s., v.d. [seventeenth - nineteenth centuries] (c. 110 pieces). ***The Musgrave family had wide estates and dominated local government in Cumberland for over three centuries. They were strong supporters of Charles I during the Civil War, and Sir Philip Musgrave, second baronet (1607-78), fought for the royalist cause and occupied Carlisle and held it for nine months while it was besieged..

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Hebrew manuscript.- Megillah Esther, scroll,

Lot 20: Hebrew manuscript.- Megillah Esther, scroll,

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Description: Hebrew manuscript.- Megillah Esther, scroll, manuscript on 5 joined vellum membranes, 19 columns, 22 lines, coloured decoration of carnations in margins and between columns, outer end frayed and soiled, some rubbing and marking elsewhere, on a wooden spindle, c. 60 x 2075 mm., [? Iran], [17th century].

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Hebrew manuscript.- Ezechiel, scroll, manuscript

Lot 21: Hebrew manuscript.- Ezechiel, scroll, manuscript

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Description: Hebrew manuscript.- Ezechiel, scroll, manuscript on 13 joined vellum membranes, 48 columns, 42 lines, 2 membranes with large tears repaired, smaller holes and vellum flaws repaired, some browning and marking, c. 33 x 6000 mm., [17th century].

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Hebrew manuscript.- Book of Judges, scroll,

Lot 22: Hebrew manuscript.- Book of Judges, scroll,

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Description: Hebrew manuscript.- Book of Judges, scroll, manuscript on 8 joined vellum membranes, 29 columns, 42 lines, some marking or staining, c. 470 x 4850 mm., [17th century].

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Hebrew manuscript.- Megillah Esther, scroll,

Lot 23: Hebrew manuscript.- Megillah Esther, scroll,

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Description: Hebrew manuscript.- Megillah Esther, scroll, manuscript on 11 joined vellum membranes, 27 columns, 15 lines, backed throughout with green silk, some marking, ivory spindle, c. 280 x 4850 mm., [? Netherlands, 19th century]

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Hebrew manuscript.- Samaritan Pentateuch, scroll,

Lot 24: Hebrew manuscript.- Samaritan Pentateuch, scroll,

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Description: Hebrew manuscript.- Samaritan Pentateuch, scroll, on 31 joined paper sheets, in Samaritan script, 120 columns, c. 80 lines, outer end little frayed, little spotting, c. 42 x 1690 cm., [19th century].

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Lot 25: Ferdinand II (Duke of Etruria, 1621-70) Grant to

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Description: Ferdinand II (Duke of Etruria, 1621-70) Grant to Bartholomeo de Consacchis son of Stephen de Ameria of the keepership of the Abbey Santa Sabini, D.s., manuscript in Latin, on vellum, 22 lines, slightly soiled, 242 x 390mm., Florence, 1st February 1665; and another, similar, v.s., v.d. (2).

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Henry VIII (King of England, 1491-1547) &

Lot 26: Henry VIII (King of England, 1491-1547) &

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Description: Henry VIII (King of England, 1491-1547) & Katherine, Queen of England, first consort of Henry VIII, of Aragon, 1485-1536.- Pap[er]s containing the pleadings at Rome of severall Advocates for K. H. 8 & Q. Catherine concerning their Divorce from each other an. 1530. Transcribed from the originalls in the Vatican, Ralph Sheldon's copy with a large armorial bookplate on front pastedown and arms in gilt on both covers, manuscript in Latin, 312pp., autograph manuscript summary title in the hand of Anthony Wood on fly-leaf, manuscript inscription in another hand on fly-leaf: "In Postenum" & "Ludovicus Gozadinus advocate for Queene Catherine: Conc: 21", other inscriptions and shelf marks including an 18th century inscription recording that William Sheldon bequeathed the book to Marmaduke Tunstall "... unless claimed by the Creditors of his late Father Wm Sheldon of Weston Esq 1783", slightly browned, central folds, contemporary speckled calf, corners worn, rebacked, folio, [c. 1660s]. Ralph Sheldon (1623-84), antiquary, of Weston, Warwickshire. "... he created a fine library at Weston, catalogued by Anthony Wood. In 1667 he... travelled to Rome, where over three years he extended his collection." (Oxford DNB). It is likely that Sheldon commissioned or bought this manuscript at that time. Anthony Wood (1632-95), antiquary; historian of Oxford University; compiler of Athenae Oxoniensis etc. Marmaduke Tunstall (1743-90), naturalist; relative of the Sheldon family. It is unclear whether Tunstall ever owned this volume. ***The King's great matter. An account of the annulment proceedings at the papal court in 1530, after the case had been adjourned in England by Cardinal Compeggio and referred back to Rome. The English church convocation in February 1531 declared that Henry VIII was "Supreme Head" of the English church "as far as the law of Christ allowed" thus paving the way for Henry's marriage to Anne Boleyn..

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Charles II (King of England, Scotland and Ireland,

Lot 27: Charles II (King of England, Scotland and Ireland,

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Description: Charles II (King of England, Scotland and Ireland, 1630-85) Warrant... That you Kill and Deliver... one Brace of fat Bucks of the Season..., Addressed : "To the Rangers or Keepers of Our Parkes at Woodstocke", D.s. "Charles R", engraved document with manuscript insertions, stab holes at head, folds, creased and stained at tail, browned, sm. 4to, Whitehall, 23rd July 1683.

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Lot 28: Isle of Man.- Hyde (Laurence, first earl of

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Description: Isle of Man.- Hyde (Laurence, first earl of Rochester, politician, bap. 1642, d. 1711) Autograph Letter signed to William Stanley, earl of Derby, 1p. with conjugate blank, sm. 4to, Tunbridge Wells, 23rd August 1691, explaining that he had not replied as he had been taking the waters at Tunbridge Wells, "by that meanes have not had ye opportunity of waiting upon my Lady Derby for that state of ye case concerning ye ship of wine & Brandy that came into ye Isle of Man so that I am wholly in ye darke, as to ye nature of it, & consequently very uncapable of offering to your L[ord]s[hi]p my thoughts how you might best proceed in that matter", folds, some repaired with tape, browned. ***A dispute over a ship laden with wine and brandy, which had come into the Isle of Man; relating to to the long standing rights of the Stanley family in the island..

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Fiennes (?Richard, later 6th Viscount Say and

Lot 29: Fiennes (?Richard, later 6th Viscount Say and

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Description: Fiennes (?Richard, later 6th Viscount Say and Sele, of Broughton Castle, Oxfordshire, 1716-81) and ?Rev. Richard Wykeham, nephew of 6th Viscount Say and Sele, vicar of Sulgrave and Chacombe, Northamptonshire, d. 1805. Account and inventory book (including library catalogues), autograph manuscript in two hands, 126pp. excluding blanks, reverse entries, inscribed: "The Book of Richd. Fiennes", some ff. excised, 1f. loose, browned, some staining, original boards, defective, lacks most of paper covering, remains of vellum spine, indistinct lettering at head: "... MS", 8vo, 1737-94. ***Contents include: "Leicester Fields Bagnio 000-06-00" [Bath house]; "August ye 13th 1750 A Barrel of Oysters 0-3-0"; "Catalogue Librorum"; "The Catalogue of the Rev Mr Wykeham's Books", and the same library forty years later with additions and more comprehensively catalogued, "Dear Viscount Say and Seles Books 8Ocber 5 1781"; "An Account of of Furniture &c taken February 14 - 1794"..

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Sheffield Estate Maps.- A Model or Plan of

Lot 30: Sheffield Estate Maps.- A Model or Plan of

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Description: Sheffield Estate Maps.- A Model or Plan of New-Streets intended to be built in two Closes, call'd Pinson Crofts, being a Part of the Lands invested in the Capital Burgesses of Sheffield, Mr John Ellison then Collector, 710 x 535mm., 1737 § A Map of Pinson Crofts as now subdivided into several Parcels..., 755 x 405mm., n.d. [c. 1730s] § A Map of the Church of the Church Lands in Attercliffe and Parnall Liberty, tears to edges, 770 x 595mm., [c. 1730s], all manuscript estate maps on vellum, hand-coloured in outline, soiled and creased, v.s., v.d. (3).

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Choirbook.- Antiphonale pro toto Tempore Adventus

Lot 31: Choirbook.- Antiphonale pro toto Tempore Adventus

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Description: Choirbook.- Antiphonale pro toto Tempore Adventus Domini et pro Tempore Quadragesimale, large liturgical manuscript on paper, title and 354 pp., with 16 ff. blank but for staves, 7 lines, written in black and red, with music on brown 5-line staves, few minor tears repaired, contemporary calf over wooden boards, large brass corner-pieces, central bosses and remains of clasps, rubbed, spine protected with three large leather strips, overlapping ends of spine, attached with brass strips, folio, 470 x 285 mm., [Netherlands], 1754. ***A handsome choirbook produced in a convent in the Catholic Netherlands, in imitation of more ancient manuscripts. The scribes, Augustine Van Der Roer and Françoise Van Damme, both 'religieuse van dit clooster', are named on pp. 303 and 353; the date is found in chronograms in the name of the former, and in a prayer on the last page..

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Michell (Henry, classical scholar, rector of

Lot 32: Michell (Henry, classical scholar, rector of

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Description: Michell (Henry, classical scholar, rector of Maresfield, vicar of Brighton, Sussex, sometime tutor of the duke of Wellington, 1713/4-89) [Commonplace book], autograph manuscript, 200pp. excluding blanks (index at end in another hand), text in Latin and Greek, Pro Patria watermark, some ff. excised, slightly browned, ALs from William Clarke to Michell loosely inserted, original diced russia, gilt, corner pieces of cornucopias, corners rubbed and bumped, edges and joints rubbed, joints splitting but holding, gilt spine, rubbed, label on spine "H.M. M.S.S.", folio, [1750s & later]. ***Includes a piece on Pope's Dunciad..

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Compleat (A) Tything-Table: Wherein the Nature of

Lot 33: Compleat (A) Tything-Table: Wherein the Nature of

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Description: Compleat (A) Tything-Table: Wherein the Nature of Tythes, and all Things Tythable, ornate engraved border, tears repaired, left hand partially trimmed, folds, creased, 4 engravings pasted down on verso, [ESTC lists the Bodleian Library copy only], 635 x 490mm., [London, c. 1760]. ***Rare..

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Funeral Tickets.- Funeral invitation ticket

Lot 34: Funeral Tickets.- Funeral invitation ticket

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Description: Funeral Tickets.- Funeral invitation ticket addressed to Isaac Reed, Esq. to attend the funeral of Mr. Robert Lum, , 1p., printed ticket with funereal decoration enclosing panel of ms. text, trimmed to just outside border, tipped-in on card, 234 x 272mm, 12th May, 1767; and another with identical border, but with printed text for 'the Office of Thomas Mead, at the Spanish Chapel, Soho', sent by Higgins, Undertaker, Air Street, Piccadilly (2) ***Possibly Isaac Reed (1742-1807), 'Shakespearean scholar, collected a number of books on English poetry and the drama; they were sold on 2 November 1807, with considerable success' (De Ricci)..

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Strutt (Joseph, antiquary and engraver, 1749-1802)

Lot 35: Strutt (Joseph, antiquary and engraver, 1749-1802)

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Description: Strutt (Joseph, antiquary and engraver, 1749-1802) 3 Autograph Letters signed to Richard Gough, 3pp. with conjugate blanks and address panels, sm. 4to, Union Street, 29th May, 3rd June & 16th July 1771, asking for permission to make sketches of some antiquities at the British Museum as a commission from Dr. Gower, "The drawings for Dr. Gower are very forward, I have nothing but some seals & arms to do - Your drawings are traced on the paper ready for finishing", letters joined together, folds, slightly foxed, browned, remains of seals.

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Lot 36: Harry (Jane, later Thresher, abolitionist, natural

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Description: Harry (Jane, later Thresher, abolitionist, natural daughter of Thomas Hibbert, an English plantation owner and judge in Jamaica, and Charity Harry, married Joseph Thresher, surgeon and quaker of Worcester, friend of Mary Knowles, quaker, friend of Samuel Johnson, c. 1756-84) Collection of letters and papers etc., including: Letter from Jane Harry to Joseph Thresher at Worcester, 3pp., folio, 1782, "My dear Friend, Since I receiv'd thy last letter I have form'd this Conclusion - that Women are greater Philosophers than Men..."; 2 letters from Joseph Thresher to Jane Harry, 5pp. (1 letter incomplete), Coalbrookdale & Worcester, 1781, referring to some patients he has inculated and passing on a warning not to go back to the West Indies as the lives people live there are dissipated; and a small quantity of others, including: a small envelope with inscription, "A cast of Jane Harry's gold medal 177. Mary S Brightwen", 8 isinglass casts of the medal; Account of Thresher's death by Margaret Thresher; printed pamphlet, Dialogue between Dr. Johnson and Mrs. Knowles, 1799 etc., v.s., v.d. (sm. qty). ***Mary Knowles wrote a Dialogue between Dr Johnson and Mrs Knowles, regarding the the conversion of Jane Harry to Quakerism. The account was rejected by Boswell as inauthentic and published later in the Gentleman's Magazine..

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Lot 37: Middlesex, Isleworth Syon.- Court Baron of the

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Description: Middlesex, Isleworth Syon.- Court Baron of the Duke of Northumberland as Lord of the Manor of Isleworth Syon, admission of Ann Stonely as tenant of a garden in Montepelier Row in Twickenham, D.s., manuscript on vellum, folds, framed and glazed, 550 x 330mm., 1789; and 3 others, including 2 other manorial documents, relating to the manor of Isleworth Syon, all framed and glazed, v.s., v.d. (4).

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Royal Navy.- Muirson (John, midshipman, later

Lot 38: Royal Navy.- Muirson (John, midshipman, later

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Description: Royal Navy.- Muirson (John, midshipman, later lieutenant in the Royal Navy, served on HMS Stately and HMS Sophie, of Chislehust, Kent, fl. 1803-22) Account Book, autograph manuscript, 101pp. excluding blanks, reverse entries, slightly browned, original panelled vellum, yellowed and soiled, sm. 8vo, 1803-22. ***Includes accounts of prize money, "Octr 30th [1805] By Prize Money recd. for Egypt [capture of the Halcyon]"; living expences, "14 January [1810] To stage to Hampstead 1-6" etc..

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HMS Phaeton (frigate, fifth rate, 1782-1828).-

Lot 39: HMS Phaeton (frigate, fifth rate, 1782-1828).-

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Description: HMS Phaeton (frigate, fifth rate, 1782-1828).- Remarks on Board HM Ship Phaeton, manuscript, 60pp. excluding blanks, some staining, ink coat of arms on lower pastedown, remains of ?Burmese manuscript used as part of front pastedown, central fold, contemporary leather, rubbed, folio, 11th May 1807 - 5th April 1808.. ***From Bombay to Muscat etc. HMS Phaeton had a remarkably successful career, capturing numerous prizes in the Channel during the Napoleonic wars. In 1803 the Phaeton was sent to the Far East where she fought an action against a French ship in the Philippines. In November 1808 Phaeton sailed into Nagasaki harbour and took Dutch officials hostage until the Japanese authorities handed over fresh supplies..

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Lot 40: Serres de Mesplès (Marcel Pierre Toussaint de,

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Description: Serres de Mesplès (Marcel Pierre Toussaint de, mineralogist and geologist, 1780-1862) Os humain fossile, manuscript notes, 11pp., v.s., [c. 1810]; and 2 others, Quarternaire and palaeontology, v.s., v.d. (3).

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Lot 41: Leeds Castle.- [Labourers account book], 169pp.

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Description: Leeds Castle.- [Labourers account book], 169pp. excluding blanks, ruled in red throughout, Britannia watermark, hinges slightly splitting, original vellum, yellowed and soiled, 29th December 1821 - 30th October 1824; and another, scrapbook, folio & sm. 4to (2). ***The remodelling of Leeds Castle by the architect, William Baskett of Camberwell for the Wykeham-Martin family in the early 1820s. Includes: "Bricklayers"; "Plasterer"; "Lime Burner"; "Carpenters Time"; "Stone Mason..."; "Labourers Time" etc..

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Wykeham-Martin (Fiennes, relation of Viscounts

Lot 42: Wykeham-Martin (Fiennes, relation of Viscounts

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Description: Wykeham-Martin (Fiennes, relation of Viscounts Saye and Sele, of Leeds Castle, Kent, 1769-1840) Letter Books, 2 vol., ?autograph manuscript, c. 1000pp. (including index pp.), initialled "FWM" in numerous places, some reverse entries, a few letters or copies of letters loosely inserted, 1 printed piece of ephemera relating to the Poor Law tipped-in, slightly browned, 1 vol. with burn mark mostly in lower margins, original reversed calf, remains of 4 brass clasps remaining, folio, Leeds Castle, Lower Brooke Street, London & elsewhere, November 1821 - January 1830. ***Financial affairs..

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Lot 43: Freeling (Sir Francis) Autograph letter signed to

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Description: Freeling (Sir Francis) Autograph letter signed to S.M. Phillipps, 2 pp. 4to, with integral blank, May 1st. 1829, regarding the identity of a pamphleteer "The writer is apparently insane, but there is a good deal of mischief & some method in his production", suggesting that it might by Mr. Burnidge "who wrote so largely on the subject of 'Dry Rot' in the Navy"; together with a letter signed, 1 p. folio, 20 June 1826, to an unnamed lady regarding the forwarding of all letters to Members of the Government even on a Saturday night if required; an autograph memo signed, 20 Nov. 183l addressed to the Duke of Wellington, torn with loss of recipient's name § Hill (Sir Rowland) Three autograph letters, one to Gwynfer Jones, 1 p. 8vo, with integral blank, repaired at fold, July 24th [1838?], asking him to attend the House in support of the Postage bill; one to C.S. Grey, 1 p. 8vo, Sept 16 [1829?], agreeing to attend to the Chancellor of the Exchequer's wishes; one to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1 p. 8vo, with embossed Post Office crest, laid down on thin card, 21 May '56, regarding the removal of the Hereford and Aberystwith mail to another load; and a letter signed to James Allan, 3 pp. 8vo, with embossed Post Office crest, 13th Dec. 1858, regarding Allan's proposals for the curtailment of the Peninsular Service § Victoria (Queen) Autograph letter, on Osborne headed mourning notepaper, 3pp. 8vo, Aug.3.1883, "Lady Ely has this day recd. this letter", mentioning Arthur, Sir Howard, and his sweet little girls § Victoria Mary Louisa, Duchess of Kent. Autograph letter signed, on mourning notepaper with embossed monogram, 2 pp.8vo, Frogmore, 27th Oct. 1851, addressed to "My Lord", asking for Captain Sandon to be given command of a troop in the Royal Horse Artillery § Churchill (Baroness Jane, Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria) Autograph letter signed to Mrs. Lillicrapp, on mourning notepaper with engraved view of Balmoral Castle, 4 pp. 8vo, Sept.21 [18]63, confirming the receipt of presents for the Princess of Wales and her maid § Ponsonby (Sir Henry Frederick, Private Secretary to Queen Victoria) Autograph letter signed to [Lord] Abinger, on notepaper with small embossed gilt view of Balmoral Castle, 3 pp. 8vo, May 22 1872, thanking him for a letter which "pleased the Queen immensely" (12)

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Lot 44: Serres de Mesplès (Marcel Pierre Toussaint de,

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Description: Serres de Mesplès (Marcel Pierre Toussaint de, mineralogist and geologist, 1780-1862) [Paleobotanique ou Paleontogie Vegetale], manuscript with autograph corrections, 64pp., browned, folio, [1832/33].

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Lot 45: Wilkinson (Martin, servant, of Bratoft and

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Description: Wilkinson (Martin, servant, of Bratoft and Farlesthorpe, near Spilsby, Lincolnshire, Harrogate and elsewhere, fl. 1834-61) Journal, manuscript, 363pp., 1950s newspaper cutting tipped-in on front pastedown, original vellum, soiled, lettered direct on covers, 8vo, 17th February 1834 - 12th September 1861. ***A lively and well informed diary of a servant. "June 3 [1838] Jonathan Martin who set York Minster on fire died in Betherlem Hospit London"; "13th [Spt. 1842] walked to Doncaster 7 m, saw the Great St Ledger contested for won by Lord Eglintons bay filly... 14th to the races & after being highly gratified... .".

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[Ornithology], manuscript commonplace book, 20pp.,

Lot 46: [Ornithology], manuscript commonplace book, 20pp.,

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Description: [Ornithology], manuscript commonplace book, 20pp., 25 watercolour drawings of birds and c. 30 samples of ferns (some loose), tissue guards, watercolours with manuscript captions, original half morocco, rubbed, gilt morocco label on upper cover, upper joint splitting, g.e., folio, [c. 1840].

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[Entomology and Conchology], manuscript poetry,

Lot 47: [Entomology and Conchology], manuscript poetry,

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Description: [Entomology and Conchology], manuscript poetry, several pp., and 44 watercolours of butterflies, insects and shells (29 butterflies, 2 botanical, 2 insects & 11 shells), tissue guards, a few pp. working loose, slightly browned, original half morocco, morocco label on upper cover, sm. 4to, [c. 1840].

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Serres de Mesplès (Marcel Pierre Toussaint de,

Lot 48: Serres de Mesplès (Marcel Pierre Toussaint de,

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Description: Serres de Mesplès (Marcel Pierre Toussaint de, mineralogist and geologist, 1780-1862) De la Création de la Terre et des Corps Célestes, manuscript with autograph corrections, 624pp., loose, browned, folio, [1843]; and a copy of the first edition of the printed work, ex-library copy with ink stamps, 8vo, 1843 (2).

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Lot 49: Serres de Mesplès (Marcel Pierre Toussaint de,

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Description: Serres de Mesplès (Marcel Pierre Toussaint de, mineralogist and geologist, 1780-1862) Des formations problematiques des terrains de sediment..., manuscript with autograph corrections, title and 49pp., browned, loose, folio, [1843].

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Lot 50: Serres de Mesplès (Marcel Pierre Toussaint de,

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Description: Serres de Mesplès (Marcel Pierre Toussaint de, mineralogist and geologist, 1780-1862) Des Périodes de Végétation..., manuscript with autograph corrections, 35pp., other notes loosely inserted, v.s., [c. 1845].

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