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Auction Description for Bloomsbury: Literature, Manuscripts, Travel and Natural History Books
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16th October 9.30am to 5.30pm. 17th October 9.30am to 8pm. Day of sale from 9.30am.
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Literature, Manuscripts, Travel and Natural History Books

by Bloomsbury Auctions


624 lots | 367 with images

October 18, 2012

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London, W1S 1PP United Kingdom

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Lot 1: Dorset.- Grant by John Jouster of Yatemynstre

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Description: Dorset.- Grant by John Jouster of Yatemynstre [Yetminster] to John of Whiteleye, leasehold of a piece of land called Stakeford [Stake Ford Cross, near Leigh], manuscript in Latin, on vellum, 8 lines, folds, some soiling and browning, tipped-in on sheet, 70 x 245mm., 16th June 1348. Written at the onset of the Black Death, traditionally coming to England in a ship from Genoa, and landing at Melcombe Regis in Dorset in the summer of 1348. ***Stake Ford Cross, near Leigh..

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Missal, bifolium, decorated manuscript in Latin,

Lot 2: Missal, bifolium, decorated manuscript in Latin,

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Description: Missal, bifolium, decorated manuscript in Latin, on vellum, 14 lines, written in black ink in a gothic liturgical hand, two 2-line initials in red, with pen-and-ink decoration, small initials in red or blue, small holes, tear at foot of centre, edges creased, stained and rubbed, note at foot of outer pp., c. 185 x 145 mm., [France, fourteenth-century].

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Huntingdonshire.- A View of Frankpledge for

Lot 3: Huntingdonshire.- A View of Frankpledge for

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Description: Huntingdonshire.- A View of Frankpledge for ?Warboys, near Huntingdon, manuscript in Latin, on vellum, 2 sheets stitched together, officials names on dorse, edge torn at head (effacing the name of the manor), some creasing and staining, a little yellowed, 990 x 246mm., taken on the Thursday before the feast of St. Michael the Archangel in the 22nd year of the reign of Richard II, [26th September 1398]. A View of Frankpledge was generally held at a manor court. A group of neighbours, known as a tithing, was held responsible for producing one of their number who had committed an offence. The offenders would usually be given fines. For example, John Manyharth was fined a penny for blocking a waterway next to plots of land, and Thomas, son of John Lawman was fined twopence for fishing with a 'showenet' in the ditch next to the Holwye. The jury also made certain orders concerning the management of the land, such as ordering that all the trees growing around Madecroft, in Warboys should be cut down before the Feast of St. Martin. Several villagers are named as being of Offord, from either Offord Cluny or Offord D'arcy and Hemingford, all in Huntingdonshire. Various officials are named on the dorse of the roll; namely the bailiffs, the constables, the keepers of the mill etc. ***A particularly detailed record of the payments the tenants had to make, in the vicinity of Huntingdonshire or perhaps Northamptonshire, close to the Fens. There are mentions of Huntingdon, Offord and Rothewell (Northants). The place itself is on a river or Fen, as there is mention of ditching by the Newkeye and of obstruction of water at the bridge, as well as of the Flodegat..

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Book of Hours, single leaf, illuminated manuscript

Lot 4: Book of Hours, single leaf, illuminated manuscript

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Description: Book of Hours, single leaf, illuminated manuscript on vellum, in Latin, 11 lines, written in black ink in a gothic liturgical hand, one 2-line initial in burnished gold, decorated in red and blue, with three-quarter bar-border in gold, red and blue, ending with two grotesque heads, in the fore-edge margin, a cat with a grey body and orange head, 2 line-fillers, corners little clipped, marked, 110 x 75 mm., [France], late fourteenth-century.

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Ripelin of Strassburg (Hugo) Compendium

Lot 5: Ripelin of Strassburg (Hugo) Compendium

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Description: Ripelin of Strassburg (Hugo) Compendium Theologicae Veritatis, and other texts, decorated manuscript on vellum, in Latin, c. 280ff., a collection of texts in several very small gothic cursive bookhands, c. 29 lines, comprising (1) Compendium Theologicae Veritatis, 176ff., initials and headings in red; (2) blank f. , Nicolaus de Lyra. Quaestiones disputate contra Judeos, with additions, 35ff.; (3) Commentary on the Lord's Prayer, 12ff., initials decorated in red, headings in red; (4) Commentary on the Creed, followed by the hymn Ave Virgo Virginum, Ave Lumen Luminum, 25ff., one p. ruled but otherwise blank, more formal gothic bookhand, 3-line initial with marginal decoration in red and blue, initials decorated in red, 3pp. with music on a 4-line stave; (5) St Thomas Aquinas. Tractatus de Articulis Fidei, Tractatus de Aeternitate Mundi, Tractatus de Praeceptis,, 23ff. including 2 blank pp., initials in red or blue with marginal pen-and-ink decoration in the contrasting colour, initials decorated in red, headings in red; (6) several short texts, 3ff, incomplete at end, bound in one vol., early, slightly incorrect, foliation, list of contents inside back cover, some notes, ownership entry on front fly-leaf, part of typed description tipped-in inside front cover, few vellum flaws or small holes, little marked, ?fifteenth-century calf over wooden boards, ruled in blind, with a double border, the central panel filled with a lozenge pattern, limp calf backstrip covered with paper lettered in ink, worn, backstrip defective, covers largely loose, calf on front cover partly missing, clasps removed, holes at foot of front cover, perhaps indicating the binding had been chained, remains of paper strips on inner edges of covers, 135 x 95 mm., [France, fourteenth century]. Provenance: '[Per]tinet ad Conventus Scti Francisci Capeserani ?', note on flyleaf.. ***An interesting collectiion of thirteenth and fourteenth century texts, copied in the fourteenth century, and bound together at an early date. The bulk of the manuscript is taken up by Compendium Theologicae Veritatis, one of the most popular theological text books of the later Middle Ages in Western Europe. No author is given in this manuscript, but it is generally now ascribed to Hugo Ripelin (c 1205-c.1270), a Dominican theologian from Strassburg. It is followed by treatises by, among others, Nicolaus de Lyra and Thomas Aquinas, and a number of short texts..

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Henry VI (King of England and Lord of Ireland, and

Lot 6: Henry VI (King of England and Lord of Ireland, and

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Description: Henry VI (King of England and Lord of Ireland, and Duke of Aquitaine, 1421-71).- Richard of York (third Duke of York, Lieutenant of France 1436-37 & 1440-45, magnate and claimant to the English throne, 1411-60) Instructions to the treasurer and governors of the revenues of Normandy to pay Thomas Hoo the sum of 2000 livres tournois, by the hand of Pierre Baille, Receiver-General of revenues, in execution of a contract drawn up between the Crown and the said Thomas Hoo, appointing him Captain of Mantes, from the feast of Saint-Michel (29 September), for one year and thereafter for as long as Richard Duke of York remains governor of France and of Normandy, Thomas Hoo contracts to recruit and maintain fifty mounted lances, twenty foot lances and 210 archers and will receive annually, to maintain these troops, the sum of 16,000 livres tournois drawn on the treasury of Normandyand payable of 4000 livres tournois every three months, he is permitted to retain revenues from the rebel regions and is obliged to parade his troops every three months at Mantes, manuscript in French, on vellum, in brown ink, in a fine chancellery hand, 31 lines, historiated initial "H", folds, slightly creased, slightly browned, some soiling to margins, without seal, 273 x 370mm., on behalf of the king, through the duke of York, lieutenant-general and governor of France and Normandy, sign manual of Jean Rivel, Rouen, 25th September 1442. "The facts about the supreme direction of affairs in Normandy since the end of... [Henry VI's] minority had certainly not been encouraging. The young king showed no intention of appearing a second time in person in his French domains as the leader of his people. Consequently there had now to be a viceroy and there were few who could undertake such a post. The king's honour and the pride of Normandy demanded he should be a powerful prince of the blood royal. Finally, with obvious reluctance, York was at last acknowledged to be the only possible satisfactory, long-term candidate and reappointed on a five-year term from 2 July 1440 until Michaelmas 1445. By the time he landed at Harfleur in June 1441, with a large army and an English council of his own choosing, Somerset was back in England and the floundering Norman ship of state once more had a reasonably competent captain and steersman after four years of stop-gaps and political compromises which had followed Henry's personal assumption of power. York had been advised in drawing up his conditions by his own council, which included Sir John Fastolf, Sir William Oldhall and Sir William ap Thomas, all able and experienced in Norman affairs... . Avoiding the traditional wasteful and profitless siege warfare condemned by Fastolf, he marked his advent in Normandy by a brilliant Seine and Oise campaign, conducted in conjunction with Talbot and centred on Pontoise, in the course of which the French king and the dauphin, harried to and fro over the rivers, were ignominously chased almost to the gates of Paris. The pursuers found the royal bed still warm at Poissy. But inexorable logistics dictated an autumn return toRouen for the triumphant but exhausted and near-starving army. Charles VII took Pontoise by assault on 19 September 1441 and the 1442 campaigning season was notable only for Talbot's capture of Conches and siege of Dieppe." - Bertram Wolffe. Henry VI, 1983. Thomas Hoo, first Baron Hoo (c. 1396-1455), Sheriff of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire 1429/30; took part in the operations in the Pays de Caux in 1436; Bailiff and Captain of Mantes 1437-50; Captain of Verneuil in 1441; on 29 June 1442, for his services in the wars in France, he was granted £40 a year out of the issues of Norfolk and on 9 September 1442, sixteen days before the above document was nominated one of the commissioners to treat of peace with France; Chancellor in France and Normandy 18 March 1444/5; Knight of the Garter 1445; created Lord Hoo in 1448; in 1449 one of the commissioners appointed to deal with the French commanders touching the surrender of Rouen, Caudebec, Harfleur etc.; returned to England after the fall of Normandy in 1450. Jean Rivel, one of the king's secretaries in France, and one of the commissioners with Hoo appointed to treat for peace with France in September 1442. Provenance: Sir Thomas Phillipps. ***The defence of Normandy in the last years of the Hundred Years war and the roots of the Wars of the Roses..

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Lot 7: Henry VI (King of England and Lord of Ireland, and

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Description: Henry VI (King of England and Lord of Ireland, and Duke of Aquitaine, 1421-71) Indenture agreement between Henry VI and Jean Salvain [Sir John Salvin], knight, royal councillor, a contract by Salvain, Captain of Château Gaillard, for the period of one year from 29 June 1444, following the advice and consideration of Richard, Duke of York, lieutenant general and governor of France and Normandy, for the defence of Château Gaillard Jean Salvain is obliged to maintain two mounted lancers, eight foot lancers and thirty archers, of which one eighth only of his men may be French, the remaining must be English, Irish, Welsh or Gascons, among his troops he should never recruit a captain or any person who participated in the horrible murders committed in the area of St-Pierre-sur-Dives [near Lisieux] by Walter Houx and his accomplices, he may retain in his service a gunner ("cannonier"), an armourer, a bowmaker and a crossbowmaker, soldiers should be properly equipped and the captain (Salvain), his lieutenant and his troops should be garrisoned at Château Gaillard, and the captain to be responsible for any misdeeds of his troops, if he fails in any of his obligations the king or the lieutenant-general of France may transfer his duties to any other person, manuscript in French, on vellum, in a chancellery hand, in brown ink, 40 lines, indented at head, without seal, folds, slightly creased, lightly soiled, 273 x 657mm., Honfleur, 26th June 1444. Château Gaillard. The castle was constructed in 1196 by Richard I to protect the Vexin from French incursions and was a long running source of contention between the two kingdoms. Although by the 1440's the castle was over two hundred years old its strategic value was still high and it changed hands repeatedly during the Hundred Years War. It was finally taken by the French for the last time in 1449. 1444, the year of Henry VI's negotiations to marry Margaret of Anjou. "By the end of January 1444, the English council had taken the weighty decision to pursue the possibility of a marriage alliance with a French princess, and probably by that stage Margaret's name was being considered. By 1 February it was resolved to send Suffolk to France... to negotiate with Charles VII's representatives a termination of the war and the conclusion of a marriage. It quickly became apparent that there was no likelihood of the French making any significant concessions to the English, who appear to have requested acknowledgement of their possession, without homage, of Gascony and Normandy, setting aside for the moment the intractable question of the crown of France. Charles VII was not in such a precarious military position that he felt it necessary to discuss the dismemberment of his kingdom or the alienation of his rights. The arrangements for the marriage between Henry VI and Margaret were made two days later." - Ralph A. Griffiths. The Reign of King Henry VI: The exercise of royal authority, 1422-1461, 1981. Richard Duke of York (1411-60), magnate and claimant to the English throne. "He was descended from Edward III through both parents, his father being the son of that king's fourth son, Edmund of Langley, first duke of York, and his mother the great-granddaughter of Edward's second son, Lionel of Antwerp, duke of Clarence. As lieutenant of France for the second time York became embroiled in the government's various diplomatic initiatives, including the moves associated with the truce of Tours. It has often been assumed that Duke Richard was hostile to the peace negotiations of the 1440s, but there is absolutely no evidence for this. While the confusions of policy in the early years of the decade must have been exasperating for anyone charged with responsibility for the defence of Lancastrian France, there is nothing to suggest that York preferred war to diplomacy as a means of preserving English interests. As the plan to seek a truce with Charles VII and a marriage alliance with the house of Anjou emerged as the central plank of royal policy in 1444, York seems to have given it his full support. In the new spirit of Anglo-French amity, foe example, he sent forces to assist the dauphin's campaign in Alsace in the summer of 1444. The last and best-known period in York's political life began in September 1450, when... Normandy fell to the French and the king's bankruptcy was exposed in parliament, the authority of Henry VI's ministers disintegrated. In the summer of 1453 Somerset's governing consensus suddenly collapsed, as the victories in Gascony were reversed, the king lost his mind, and war broke out in the north between the Nevilles and the Percy's. In the resulting crisis York was the only person of sufficient stature to restore the situation, and it must be this factor, that explains the decision of a non-partisan group of councillors to summon him to London in October 1453, and the agreement in parliament to a[ppoint him protector and defender of the realm on 27 March 1454. Making genuine efforts to consult widely, he demonstrated the same statesmanlike qualities that had marked his management of France and Ireland: 'for a whole year', wrote one chronicler, 'he governed the whole realm of England most nobly and in the best way' ('Benet's chronicle', 212)." - Oxford DNB. Jean Salvain, bailiff of Gisors, 1424; bailiff of Rouen, 1432. Provenance: Sir Thomas Phillipps. ***The defence of the Vexin, Normandy and Lancastrian France under the lieutenancy of Richard Duke of York...

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Book of Hours, single leaf, illuminated manuscript

Lot 8: Book of Hours, single leaf, illuminated manuscript

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Description: Book of Hours, single leaf, illuminated manuscript on vellum, in Latin, verso blank, 17 lines, written in black ink, 3 lines in red, 2 line initial in burnished gold, decorated in white and blue, bar border in gold, blue and white, ending with hair-line tracery and gilt leaves, gold and blue line-fillers, small holes in lower margin, some marking, in elaborate carved gilt wooden frame, glazed, becoming loose. 165 x 140 mm., France, fifteenth century.

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Book of Hours, single leaf, illuminated manuscript

Lot 9: Book of Hours, single leaf, illuminated manuscript

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Description: Book of Hours, single leaf, illuminated manuscript on vellum, in Latin, 17 lines, written in brown ink in a gothic liturgical book hand, 2-line initial in blue, decorated in colours, and burnished gold, extending to a bar-border in gold and blue, with coloured leaves at ends, gold and blue line-filler, upper margin trimmed with slight loss to border, upper corner frayed, some marking, in card mount, c. 165 x 105 mm., France, fifteenth century.,

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Lot 10: Book of Hours, single leaf., illuminated

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Description: Book of Hours, single leaf., illuminated manuscript on vellum, in Latin, 18 lines, written in dark brown ink, in a gothic bookhand, initials in burnished gold or blue, decorated in red or blue, 3 with marginal pen-and-ink decoration, c. 150 x 110 mm., Low Countries?, mid-fifteenth century.

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Yorkshire, Huddersfield. Confirmation of a grant

Lot 11: Yorkshire, Huddersfield. Confirmation of a grant

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Description: Yorkshire, Huddersfield. Confirmation of a grant by John Hopton, William Scargill, Robert Hopton & Lawrence Wodde, of land in Lepton (near Huddersfield), given by John Wynfold to John Wodde, manuscript in Latin, on vellum, 15 lines, indented at head, witnesses: Roger Hikke and others, remains of three red wax seals, four tags, folds, slightly foxed and dust-stained, some red marking at head, mostly on verso, 120 x 237mm., 16th December 1469.

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Illuminated manuscript miniature, initial C,

Lot 12: Illuminated manuscript miniature, initial C,

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Description: Illuminated manuscript miniature, initial C, fragment of a manuscript leaf on vellum, large initial in colours on a green background, with a gilt border, depicting a group of monks or friars, in brown habits, and acolytes, in white surplices, stanidng before an altar, with an open choirbook on a lectern, in a room with panelled walls and a gilt ceiling, scuffed, part of 4 lines of Latin text visible on verso, framed and glazed, plastic strip on back with provenance note, c. 130 x 135 mm., ? Milan, fifteenth-century. ***Provenance: 'Milanese miniature E 16 C Dyson Perrins Coll / C IV 88B' . C. Dyson Perrins (1864-1958, philanthropist and manuscript collector). This miniature perhaps from the album of Italian miniatures, sold by Sotheby's on 29th November 1960, lot 151, bought and subsequently dispersed by Alan Thomas..

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Book of Hours, Hours of the Virgin, &c.;,

Lot 13: Book of Hours, Hours of the Virgin, &c.;,

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Description: Book of Hours, Hours of the Virgin, &c., illuminated manuscript on vellum, in Latin and French, 124 ff., only, lacking 5 ff. from the Calendar, several ff. throughout the manuscript, incomplete at end, 15 lines, written in black ink in a handsome gothic liturgical hand, each page with bar border in burnished gold, blue and red on outer margin,with three-quarter border of elaborate hairline stems, with gilt bezants and leaves, and coloured flowers and fruit, many 2-line initials in colours on a gold background, with similar border in inner margins of rectos, 1-line initials in gold on blue, red and white background, similar line-fillers, occasional smudging and light marking, with adiitional (? sixteenth-century) leaf tipped-in at beginning with, on recto, large miniature (c. 115 x 110 mm.) containing an emblematic view of the world, depicting a combined palm and olive tree on a grassy island in the sea, in the centre of seven concentric circles in colours, burnished gold and (oxidised) silver, each circle with the alchemical symbols of the seven planetary metals at the top and to right and left, in the corners four winds on a blue background, gilt text obliterated from panels at top and bottom, on verso, a 15-line poem in French in gilt border, both pp. with borders at head and foot of hairline stems, with gilt and coloured leaves and flowers, three stanza initials in gold on blue backgrounds, handsomely bound in sixteenth century calf, gilt, covers with double rule, and arabesque centre and corner-pieces, spine in compartments with rules and small ornaments, little rubbed, repairs to head of spine and edges of covers, brown cloth case, rubbed, c. 200 x 135 mm., [Northern France ?, late fifteenth century]. ***The greater part of a handsome medieval manuscript, sadly with all miniatures and some other ff. removed. The fully completed calendar, which lacks February to June, includes several saints venerated in France, among them, in gold, Ss Genevieve, Martin and Denis. The image on the added leaf is not uncommon, though rarely found in Books of Hours; the poem on the verso, on the power of prayer, begins "Des bien heureux les devotes prieres...". The border decoration, though similar, is distinctly less fine than that found in the rest of the manuscript..

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Magna Carta.- By Permission of [the] Trustees of

Lot 14: Magna Carta.- By Permission of [the] Trustees of

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Description: Magna Carta.- By Permission of [the] Trustees of the Cottonian Library. This Plate being a correct Copy of King John's Great Charter..., engraved by John Pine, single sheet printed on vellum, engraved text in the large central panel, with a series of 25 hand-colored coats of arms of the Barons in columns on either side, heading and dedication panel at head and tail, at tail a panel containing notes and a representation of the remains of King John's Great Seal, all panels surrounded by hand-coloured oak leaf and acorn borders, colours dulled, folds, some creasing, soiled and browned, framed and glazed, print 695 x 480mm., Sold by J. Pine Engraver against little Britain in Aldersgate Street and by the Booksellers of London and Westminster, [1733]. ***A fine engraving of one of the most celebrated legal documents in the English-speaking world, taken from one of the two copies owned by Sir Robert Cotton (1 was partially burnt in the fire at Ashburnam House in 1731) and now preserved in the British Library..

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Lot 15: Durham.- Collection of indentures, legal

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Description: Durham.- Collection of indentures, legal agreements, obligations alienations, recoveries etc. relating to Robert Aske (a later member of the family and namesake of the leader of the Pilgrimage of Grace), the Tempest family (Robert and Anthony Tempest, a major Yorkshire family), John Welbury, Thomas Patterson, Sir William Pickering and other families and several grants by Tobie Matthew, bishop of Durham, later archbishop of York, 1544?-1648, and concerning the bargain and sale of various properties in Hartlepool, Sheraton, Hesleden Hall, Brasterton (near Darlington), ?Holmestede etc. mostly in Durham, a few in Yorkshire, Ds.s., manuscripts on vellum, folds, some with creasing, soiling and staining, others fine or in good condition, v.s., v.d. 1536-1602 (c. 75 pieces). Robert Tempest, who is mentioned in several documents is described as being "late of highe Treason attaynted and convicted... at the tyme of his late Rebellion." ***Most of the documents are records of purchases of land and property by gentlemen from Yorkshire and Durham..

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Lot 16: Low Countries.- Records for the Seigneurie de

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Description: Low Countries.- Records for the Seigneurie de Morsaville [Morville] near Namur, manuscript seigneurial roll, in French, on vellum, in brown ink, three sheets stitched together, folds, creased, yellowed, hole at tail (flaw), c. 1540 x 298mm., 1552.

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Lot 17: Spain.- Salcedo family. [Inventory of an estate],

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Description: Spain.- Salcedo family. [Inventory of an estate], manuscript in Spanish, title and 6pp., slightly browned, edges a little creased, folio, 1577.

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Lot 18: Elizabeth I (Queen of England and Ireland,

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Description: Elizabeth I (Queen of England and Ireland, 1533-1603) Second Great Seal, wax seal, good surface detail, loss of most of edge and some softening of detail, circumference c. 135mm., after 1584.

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Lot 19: Kent.- Agreement between Zacharia Hartt of Egerton

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Description: Kent.- Agreement between Zacharia Hartt of Egerton Kent "shomaker", ?Henry Hartt "clothier" and James Hartt of Bocking Essex "clothier" and others relating to Pluckley Hill, manuscript in Latin and English, on vellum, 21 lines, remains of two red wax seals, folds, 165 x 307mm., 4th February 1585; and 3 others indentures relating to Faversham, v.s., v.d., late sixteenth century (4).

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Lot 20: Cumberland, Greetham Hospital.- Dethick (Henry,

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Description: Cumberland, Greetham Hospital.- Dethick (Henry, Latin poet and writer on poetic theory, Master of Greetham Hospital, Cumberland, 1547 - c. 1613) Grant by Henry Dethick to Gregory Rashell of a position at Greetham Hospital, D.s. "Henrr Dethick", manuscript in Latin, on vellum, 19 lines, folds, browned, 145 x 330mm., 7th August 1601. ***Author of Oratio laudem poësos, c. 1574, dedicated to Lord Burghley and, "one of the earliest formal defences of poetry in Elizabethan England." - Oxford DNB..

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Lot 21: Scotland.- Menteith & Stratherne (William Graham,

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Description: Scotland.- Menteith & Stratherne (William Graham, seventh Earl of, and First Earl of Aith, politician, Lord Chief Justice General of Scotland & President of the Council, 1591-1661) Discharge by William Earl of Stratherne and Montethe in favour of Thomas Graham his servitor, of that part of a contract whereby the Earl and Dame Agnes Gray appointed the said Thomas their factor with records of dues and payments, and his payment in full, D.s. "Menteith", "Stratherne" "Agnis Stratherne" and others, manuscript, in three pieces, torn and stained with some minor loss, framed and glazed, first c. 350 x 315mm., second c. 310 x 204mm., third 205 x 310mm., Inchrie, 12th May 1632. ***Provenance: Docket at tail on mount: "From the Rednock Papers.".

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Lot 22: Knights of the Bath.- Preparations for each Knight

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Description: Knights of the Bath.- Preparations for each Knight of the Bath, manuscript, 2pp. with conjugate blank, folio, [c. 1640] § The Manner of Exhibiting the oath of Alligeance and Supremacy, manuscript, 1½pp., folio, [c. 1680]; and 6 others, all seventeenth century, including 3 letters, v.s., v.d. (8 pieces). ***First mentioned, not to be confused with the founding of the Order of the Bath by George I in 1725..

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Musgrave Family (of Edenhall, Cumberland)

Lot 23: 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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Rupert (Prince and Count Palatine of the Rhine and

Lot 24: Rupert (Prince and Count Palatine of the Rhine and

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Description: Rupert (Prince and Count Palatine of the Rhine and Duke of Cumberland, royalist army and naval officer, 1619-82) 2 Commissions signed "Rupert" to Sir Henry Bard appointing him Captain of a Troop of Horse and Cuirassiers and Governor of Campden House in Gloucestershire, Ds.s., manuscripts on vellum, remains of wax seals, first mentioned a few small holes and some staining, both folds, slightly yellowed, first mentioned 320 x 420mm., and 385 x 500mm., 10th February 1644 & 1st January 1645. 'with more youthful courage than soldier-like discretion' (Adair, 140), he impetuously charged the roundhead cavalry and his whole regiment was either killed or captured, Bard himself losing the use of an arm. Early in 1645 Bard was governor of Campden House, Gloucestershire; according to Clarendon he 'exercised an illimited tyranny over the whole country' (Porter, 30), ordering the constable of Kineton to be thrown into a pond. When the garrison was withdrawn in May he burnt the house to the ground to prevent its occupation by the enemy. Frances, his eldest daughter (1646?-1708), was (c. 1664-7) the mistress of Prince Rupert." - Oxford DNB. ***Sir Henry Bard, first Viscount Bellomont [Bellamont] (1615/16 - 56), royalist army officer and diplomat. "His restless and roving disposition led him to travel extensively, mainly on foot, in western Europe, Turkey, PalestineArabia, and Egypt. Bard returned to England about 1642, and on the outbreak of the civil war his reputation as a traveller and linguist secured him a colonel's commission. Having gained the confidence of Prince Rupert, he was sent to Ireland, where he raised two regiments of foot. At Cheriton, Hampshire, on 29 March 1644, against orders, and.

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Mazarin (Jules, Cardinal, diplomat and politician,

Lot 25: Mazarin (Jules, Cardinal, diplomat and politician,

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Description: Mazarin (Jules, Cardinal, diplomat and politician, 1602-61) Letter signed "Le Cardl Mazarini" to Monsieur Le Marquis d'Ectot, 1p. with conjugate blank and address panel, remains of red wax seals, in French, folio, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, 23rd January 1649, assuring him of the truth of the summary of the charges of M. de Benuron's father, folds, soiled and browned.

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Lot 26: Knigge (Baroness Philippine Auguste Amalie,

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Description: Knigge (Baroness Philippine Auguste Amalie, writer, married Lt. Col. Claus Friedrich von Reden, daughter of Baron Adolph Knigge, German writer and translator, 1752-96, 1775-1841) 5 Autograph Letters (1 incomplete, 4 signed "Philippine Knigge", "Philippine K" & "PK") to Monsieur le Comte de Harcourt, in French with passages in German and English, 19pp., 8vo, Reichensachsen [Hesse] & Hanover, 26th July - 17th October 1796, conversational letters written in the year of her father's death and describing her visit to Hanover, "we were well received by Auguste Grote, but the journey was sad as the sky cried with my mother, but is happy here, though it is a bit dull as the guards are stationed at Bremen", and she misses several of the officers, especially Prince Adolphus (Adolphus, first duke of Cambridge, viceroy of Hanover, army officer, seventh son of George III, 1774-1850), and asking advice about an offer of marriage that she feels has placed her in a painful position, "If you think that a marriage without love, without friendship and with interest and the desire to escape maternal authority for its only incitement, may in time be happy, I will submit patiently to my fate and endeavour to be contented with the lot heaven and you have assigned me", folds, browned.

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Lot 27: La Rochejaquelin (Louis La Vergier Rochejaquelein,

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Description: La Rochejaquelin (Louis La Vergier Rochejaquelein, Marquis de, army officer, headed the Vendean insurrection against Napoleon I, killed at the battle of Mathes, 1777-1815) Autograph Letter signed to Colonel John Pine Coffin, British Hotel, Cockspur Street, 1p. with conjugate blank, London, 21st April 1815, regretting that he cannot accept his invitation as business affairs prevent him and sending his best wishes to his family, folds, torn where opened. John Pine Coffin (1778-1830), army officer and colonial governor. ***Inscription on letter: "Written a few days before his [sic] went to put himself at the head of the Vendean Army." - Pine Coffin..

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Lot 28: Fisher (Lucy, sister of Ann Fisher who married

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Description: Fisher (Lucy, sister of Ann Fisher who married Thomas Barnard, banker, of Bedford, daughter of Thomas Fisher, of Cambridge, fl. 1793-1835) [Travel diaries], autograph manuscript, 212pp., slightly browned, pencil notes on pastedowns, original calf-backed boards, rubbed, lower cover loose, spine worn, sm. 4to, 1818-35. Lake District. "Wednesday 18 [June 1820] left Keswic after Breakfast, passed by the Lake of Thirlmere, or Leatheswater in Cumb: near the foot of Helvellyn; & by Grasmere which is very pretty. Got out at Rydal, to see a fine cascade, & a very romantic Cottage, the Garden was cut out of the Rocks. Mrs G - who lived there very politely showed us the finest views about there. Changed H - at Ambleside passed close by the Lake Windermere, the largest in England, went through Bowness, a beautiful village." Coronation of George IV. "1821 The King who looked remarkably well, wore, in going to the Abbey, his rich purple cap with jewels... on his return, he wore his crown of estate, which was one blaze of diamonds... . The Champion [Henry Dymoke 1801-65] came out of the Stable, upon a noble Piebald charger, with the Duke of Wellington, & the Marquis of Anglesea, the champion clad in steel, with the Gauntlet in his hand, ready for the challenge." ***A lively account of numerous journeys across England (London, Brighton, Stonehenge, Widdecombe, Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Chepstow, Birmingham, the Lake District (Lowther Castle and Rydal) etc.) and Paris..

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Lot 29: Genealogy.- Long (Charles Edward, genealogist and

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Description: Genealogy.- Long (Charles Edward, genealogist and antiquary, 1796-1861) [Volume of pedigrees], autograph manuscript, 79pp. & 12pp. index excluding blanks, 5ff. torn with some loss, slightly browned, a few manuscript notes and newspaper cuttings loosely inserted, original half red roan, rubbed, spine worn, sm. 4to, 23rd November 1821. ***Pedigrees include: Long, Clinton Case, Scottish Kings, Macedon, England Office of Great Chamberlain, Office of Earl Marshal etc..

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Lot 30: Fisher (Sarah, daughter of Thomas Fisher, sister

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Description: Fisher (Sarah, daughter of Thomas Fisher, sister of Harriet Fiske, married Thomas Fiske, solicitor of Cambridge, 1785-1825, of Elmdon, Essex, 1786-1836) [Travel diary in France], autograph manuscript, 74pp., 2pp. reverse entry, a few ff. excised at beginning, slightly browned, 1f. from another diary loosely inserted, original blue wrappers, tear affecting upper cover and lacking half of spine, 8vo, [1836]. Fire at Écommoy. "... got to bed at at the little Country Hotel de la Poste a little before 4 Oclock & being weary fell asleep but was awoke at about ½ past Eleven by the most horried shrieks of women & children the church bells ringing, & then crying 'au feu au feu' I jump'd out of bed & open'd my window when I beheld an immense flame pouring over the houses within a few doors on the same side of the way! never shall I forget the power I experienced. I scarcely thought it possible I could dress I trembled so & first I called for a light, such a scene on the landing place, men in their shirts, & maids in their shifts! I vainly attempted to lace my stays so I merely put in three holes & slipped on the rest of my clothes over night shift & cap & all, & packed up the few things I had about & descended into the kitchen... the poor landlady in Hystericks in her Husbands Arms!" ***A well written account of a single lady, unescorted in France, staying at Dieppe, Rouen, Harfleur and Tours..

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Harcourt Family.- Harcourt (Elizabeth Sophia, Mme

Lot 31: Harcourt Family.- Harcourt (Elizabeth Sophia, Mme

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Description: Harcourt Family.- Harcourt (Elizabeth Sophia, Mme d'Harcourt, wife of General Amadée d'Harcourt, Marquis d'Harcourt, daughter of Richard Bard Harcourt, of Pendley, Hertfordshire, 1771-1846) & others, including: Henry Lambton, Elizabeth Cavendish, William Bernard Harcourt etc. [Correspondence etc.], c. 200 letters, numerous pp., 8vo & v.s., St. Leonard's Hill, Windsor & elsewhere, 1837 - 50s, conversational letters on everyday matters and society, including: from Paris, the abdication of King Louis Philippe I of France, "Affairs took such a strange turn yesterday one can hardly believe it. The King abdicated in favour of his g[ran]dson but the people will not have any King, & at this moment there is no ministry or settled & at this moment there is no ministry, no chambers & no power but the National Guard"; relating scandal, the elopement of Lady Rose Somerset and Captain Francis Lovell, "... as Lord Worcester told it to the officers, there can be no doubt of it - The Duke & Ds had objected to the match it seems for sometime past & Mr. Lovell took the opportunity of their being away in Wales to to go down to Badminton & entice the young lady away - They say she got out of the drawing room window about 7 in the morning & took nothing at all with her, but a shawl - & it is supposed they went to Bath to be married - Georgey also tells me there is a shocking story in London about Dorothy & Mr Smythe [George Smythe, seventh Viscount Strangford and Lady Dorothy Walpole]. It is bad enough that she should give any one cause to speak lightly of her - which I am afraid is but too easy", seeing Queen Victoria [1851], "... the review in the little Park & it was a very pretty sight - I went at 1/2 past 9 with Caroline & my three chicks to Mrs. Grey's who took us on the terrace - The Queen & Prince & the 7 children & courtiers stand just below us in the Park - the troops fired... & marched past 3 times", folds, slightly browned, housed in 2 leather covered cases (1 with domed lid), lined with printer's waste, rubbed; and 2 others, comprising: George III. Letters Patent to Charles Amadée Harcourt appointing him "a Colonel in our service", engraved portrait of George III, remains of Great Seal in the original metal skippet, 475 x 630mm., 25th October 1817; the Harcourt family book of Common Prayer, from Pendley Chapel, engraved frontispiece, ruled in red, contemporary panelled calf, original red morocco label on upper cover: "Pendley Chappell 1728", John Baskett, 1724 (qty).

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Lot 32: Receipes.- Cooper (Gertrude Mary, of Richmond)

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Description: Receipes.- Cooper (Gertrude Mary, of Richmond) Recipe Book, 123pp. and index, in several hands, some foxing and browning, a few other recipes loosely inserted, original half straight-grained morocco, edges rubbed, lacks head and tail of spine, sm. 4to, 1856-58. ***Recipes include: "Ginger Beer"; "Apples in Jelly"; "Orange Jelly a Preserve"; "Bradshaw Pudding"; "Lemon Cream"; "Marmalade Pudding"; "Apple cheese pudding"; "Jenny Lind Pudding"; "Flour Pudding"; "Housewifes Cream"; "German Puffs"; "Lady Dorchester's Pudding"; "Bakewell Pudding (very good)"; "Oatmeal Porridge"; "Cream for Meringues" etc..

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Lot 33: Long (Henry Charles Dudley, son of Henry Lawes

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Description: Long (Henry Charles Dudley, son of Henry Lawes Long and Lady Catharine Long (née Walpole), inherited the Hampton Lodge Estate, Farnham & East Barnet, Surrey in 1868, 1839-70) Journal Kept by Henry Charles Dudley Long of his tour in France, Switzerland and Germany... July... September 1858 [&] Rough Notes of a Cruise to Iceland in R.Y.S. yacht "Osprey" owner J.B. Petre Esq.re Henry C.D. Long. John C. Thynne 1861, autograph manuscript, first mentioned title and 41pp., 1f. torn with small loss, second mentioned title and 22pp., excluding blanks, original half morocco, gilt, edges slightly rubbed, m.e., 8vo, 1858 & 1861.

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Lot 34: Long (Lady Catharine, née Walpole, religious

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Description: Long (Lady Catharine, née Walpole, religious writer, youngest child of Horatio Walpole, second earl of Orford, married Henry Lawes Long, of Hampton Lodge, Surrey, 1797-1867) [Diary], 2 vol., autograph manuscript, 261pp., original limp morocco, gilt, slightly rubbed, covers splayed, sm. 4to, January 1861 - 15th August 1867. "24 Sunday June 1866. Poor Mr Hood attempted suicide by throwing himself on the rails before a train at Farnbro'. He suffered dreadfully from his head after, & said he wished he been killed when when they rescued him a good deal hurt." ***"May 1865 5. Friday. Warm with good showers. B early to Farnham & Aldershot. All drank tea at Owl's Hatch, & next walked in Brinton Wood, full of flowers, exquisite (came home in heavy rain).".

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Lot 35: Commonplace Book, manuscript verses, 1

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Description: Commonplace Book, manuscript verses, 1 watercolour, pen and ink sketches, some loosely inserted, original blind-stamped straight-grained morocco, gilt, rubbed, brass clasp, g.e., [nineteenth century]; and a small quantity of others, including, a vol. of pencil drawings of castles, a collection of fronts addressed to Barnard & Co. Bank, Bedford, billheads etc., v.s., v.d. (sm. qty).

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Lot 36: Long (Catharine Beatrice, daughter of Henry Lawes

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Description: Long (Catharine Beatrice, daughter of Henry Lawes Long and Lady Catharine Long, fl. 1887) [Travel Diary], autograph manuscript, 112pp. excluding blanks, numerous photographs and botanical specimens laid down, original blind-stamped cloth, sm. 4to, 1887. ***Travelled from Cairo, Venice, Milan, Lucerne, Berne, Lausanne, to Montreux..

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Lot 37: Sackville-West (Vita, writer and gardener,

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Description: Sackville-West (Vita, writer and gardener, 1892-1962) Autograph Letter signed to "Captain Barnard", 2pp., 8vo, Sissinghurst Castle, Kent, 27th May 1949, "I may be able to add a piece to your jig saw puzzle about Monmouth & Edward Sackville", and giving a brief history of Edward Sackville, fold, browned.

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Lot 38: Whitelocke (Bulstrode, appointed Lord Whitelocke

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Description: Whitelocke (Bulstrode, appointed Lord Whitelocke under the protectorate, lawyer and politician, 1615-61) & William Sydenham, appointed Lord Sydenham under the protectorate, parliamentary army officer, bap. 1615, d. 1661. Order to pay Mr. Embred nine pounds twelve shillings and sixpence, D.s. "B. Whitelocke" and "W Sydenham" as Commissioners of the Treasury, manuscript, in slightly faded brown ink, 1p. with conjugate blank, folds, folio, 22nd February 1658; and 6 others including, an A.L.s. in French from Robert Harley, first Earl of Oxford and Mortimer (1661-1724), cut signatures, including, Sir Robert Walpole, Lord Stamford, Lord Charles Spencer, Lord Stafford etc., v.s., v.d. (7 pieces).

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Dutch War.- Tapferes Helden-Siegen/nach

Lot 39: Dutch War.- Tapferes Helden-Siegen/nach

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Description: Dutch War.- Tapferes Helden-Siegen/nach Blut-gefarbten Kriegen/der Reichs-bekandten zweyen Helden Chur-Brandenburg/ und General Montecuculi/ Sampt traurigen Stuck erliegen des dritten so-genandten erklarten Reichs-Feindes Mons. de Tourenne, printed broadside, in German, 3 engraved portraits, woodcut decorated border, slightly browned, 390 x 270mm., 1675.

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Lot 40: Baber (Sir John, physician to Charles II,

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Description: Baber (Sir John, physician to Charles II, frequently acted as a messenger of Charles II and Lord Arlington, 1625-1704) Indenture agreement, sale by Sir John Baber to William Thomas of land in Hornchurch and Rainham, D.s. "John Baber", manuscript on vellum, small hole at fold, folds, slightly yellowed, lacks seal, 440 x 560mm., 5th August 1679.

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Lot 41: Poetry.- [Jordan (Thomas, attributed to, actor,

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Description: Poetry.- [Jordan (Thomas, attributed to, actor, poet and playwright, c. 1614-85) Charles Stuarte, As Cleer as truth, poem (with anagram of title), 14 lines, folds, [1670s-80s] § D'Urfey (Thomas, playwright and poet, ?1653-1723) A Intentfull apparition at Salisbury: A new ballad to ye tune, wh no body can I deny, manuscript poem, 3pp., hinge strengthened, [c. 1719], folds, browned; and 4 other pieces, seventeenth and eighteenth century manuscript poetry, in English and Latin, 1 with name P: Ker (?Patrick Ker, poet, fl. 1684-91), v.s., v.d. (6 pieces).

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Lot 42: Silver Merchant.- "what plate costs me",

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Description: Silver Merchant.- "what plate costs me", manuscript on vellum, folds, slightly yellowed, 216 x 147mm., [late seventeenth century]; and another, an eighteenth century inventory relating to Middleton and Danvers, near Boston, Mass., for a substantial private property, shop, land, and a long list of goods including 32lbs of "Puter" [pewter] valued at 5 dollars, v.s., v.d. (2). ***After the rates for "playne" and "Chast" plate follows prices for specific goods, including, wine dishes, 1s "per peece fashion"; wine bowls 2s; "Arme whissles" 3d; toothpicks 3d etc..

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Ireland, Coleraine.- Jones (Rev. Thomas, preached

Lot 43: Ireland, Coleraine.- Jones (Rev. Thomas, preached

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Description: Ireland, Coleraine.- Jones (Rev. Thomas, preached at Coleraine, fl. 1690) [Sermons], autograph manuscript, signed twice by the author, 236pp., 2ff. torn at tail with small loss, several ff. loose, browned, original boards, worn, spine strenthened with later crude leather rebacking, 8vo, 1690. ***Provenance: "[M]y own Turns to preach at Colraine are for 1st. August 3d October the 5th December 7th. Febr. 8th and April ye 11th Mr. Boyd of Loghall July 20th. September 21st. 9.ber 23d. Janua 25th. March ye 29t." - Thomas Jones..

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Lot 44: Hervey (Stephen, lawyer and poet, friend of John,

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Description: Hervey (Stephen, lawyer and poet, friend of John, Baron Somers, of East Betchworth, Surrey, 1655-1707).- Marriage settlement between Stephen Hervey and Ann Staunton, widow, daughter of John Hervey of Thurly Hall, Bedfordshire [?now Thorley, Hertfordshire], bargain and sale by the Dean and Canons of St. George's Chapel, Windsor of the rectory and parsonage of East Betchworth in Surrey, D.s. "Ste: Hervey", manuscript on vellum, 2 sheets, engraved initial T with royal coat of arms, 4 red wax seals, folds, a few small holes along folds, slightly creased and yellowed, 500 x 665mm. & smaller, 10th August 1693; and c. 80 other pieces, most indentures on vellum, some shipping receipts etc., v.s., v.d. [mostly eighteenth - nineteenth centuries] (c. 80). ***"Harvey made three contributions as a verse translator to the publishing ventures of Jacob Tonson. His translation of Juvenal's notorious ninth satire appeared in The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis, Translated... by Mr. Dryden and Several other Eminent Hands (1693 [i.e. 1692]). His translation of 'The Passion of Byblis' from the ninth book of Ovid's Metamorphoses, which borrows some phrases from John Oldham's translation of the same episode, and of 'Jupiter and Europa' from the fourth book, both appeared in The Annual Miscellany: for the Year 1694 (1694). All three poems treat of an unusual sexual situation without prurience, and Harvey shows himself to be a fluent versifier whose competence occasionally rises to excellence." - Oxford DNB..

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Lot 45: Victor Amadeus (as Duke of Savoy, 1666-1732)

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Description: Victor Amadeus (as Duke of Savoy, 1666-1732) Letters Patent to Joseph Palluel appointing him notary to the duke, D.s. "V Amadeo" and others, manuscript in French, on vellum, red wax seal in gilt metal skippet, c. 360 x 390mm., 28th September 1696.

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Lot 46: Naval Requisitions.- Hosier (Francis, Admiral,

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Description: Naval Requisitions.- Hosier (Francis, Admiral, died of fever while blockading Havana or Vera Cruz, immortalised by Richard Glover in his poem, "Admiral Hosier's Ghost", bap. 1674, d. 1727) Letter signed requesting equipment, 1p., folio, Deptford, 29th November 1701, "Gent:n There is wanting in her Maties Ships at Deptford for Enabling the Vulcan Fireship tp proceed to Sheerness... Fine Shroud... Hawsers... Sheets Cable laid...", remains of red wax seal, small tear at head; and another requisition, 15 March 1824, seeking supplies for HMS Blossom, signed by "Peter Mc Dougall, Acting Surgeon", and approved by Geo Eyres, Rear Admiral and Commander in Chief, folds, browned, folio (2).

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Funeral Ticket.- Moore (Sir John, merchant and

Lot 47: Funeral Ticket.- Moore (Sir John, merchant and

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Description: Funeral Ticket.- Moore (Sir John, merchant and local politician, Master of the Grocer's Company 1671-2, gentleman of the Privy Chamber, Lord Mayor of London, bap. 1620, d. 1702).- Funeral invitation ticket addressed to Sir Benjamin Ailiff [Ayloffe] to attend the funeral of Sir John Moore as a Governor, probably of Christ's Hospital, 1p., printed ticket with funereal decoration enclosing panel of text, black wax seal in margin, 2 corners torn away, slightly creased and browned, tipped-in on card, 182 x 240mm., 12th June 1702. "Memento Mori. Remember to Die. You are Desired to Accompany the Corps of Sir John Moore Kt. and Alderman, from Mercers Hall in Cheapside, to the Parish Church of St. Dunstans in the East, on Friday the 12th of June 1702, at One of the Clock Afternoon precisely; by reason there will be a Sermon, and several of the Persons to return into the Countrey the same Evening: And bring this Ticket with you." Sir Benjamin Ayloffe, fourth baronet (1631-1722), of Great Braxted; London merchant. Provenance: (1). Captain James Stewart of of Alltyrodyn, of Llandryssel, Historical Manuscripts Commission, Tenth Report, Appendix, 1885. (2). A Catalogue of the Valuable Modern Library of the Late Captain James Stewart..., Hodgson & Co., 24 November 1927. ***A rare survival..

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War of the Spanish Succession.- L'Entrée

Lot 48: War of the Spanish Succession.- L'Entrée

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Description: War of the Spanish Succession.- L'Entrée Triomphante du Roy Charles III á la Cour d'Espagne le 27 Juin 1706, printed broadside, text in Dutch and French, engraved portrait of Charles III with the city of Madrid in the background, closely trimmed, a few light marks, 305 x 355mm., [Netherlands], [c. 1760].

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Battle of Malplaquet.- Relation De la Battaille

Lot 49: Battle of Malplaquet.- Relation De la Battaille

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Description: Battle of Malplaquet.- Relation De la Battaille Entre l'Armée des Hauts Allies, Commandée par le Prince & Duc Marlboroug, par le Prince Eugene... 11 September 1709, printed broadside, folds, some staining, slightly browned, 670 x 210mm., The Hague, Anna Beeck, [1709]. ***One of the main battles of the War of the Spanish Succession and the last great battle of Marlborough's career; something of a pyrrhic victory, the allies won the battle but sustained massive casualties and the French retired in good order..

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Lot 50: Hanover Square, Westminster.- Release of ground

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Description: Hanover Square, Westminster.- Release of ground and houses in Hanover Square and Great George Street, D.s. & sealed, manuscript on vellum, 3 sheets including a schedule of earlier deeds dating back to 1622, and a large pen and ink plan, folds, some soiling and creasing, yellowed, 700 x 750mm. & smaller, 5th June 1733.

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