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Auction Description for Sotheby's: The Library of an English Bibliophile, Part VI

The Library of an English Bibliophile, Part VI (199 Lots)

by Sotheby's


199 lots with images

October 20, 2016

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London, United Kingdom

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[CHAMBERS, ROBERT]. VESTIGES OF THE NATURAL HISTORY OF CREATION, 1844, [AND] EXPLANATIONS, 1845 (2 VOL.)

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Description: i) Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation. London: John Churchill, 1844, 8vo (202 x 116mm.), FIRST EDITION, 8pp. publisher's adverts at front, half-title at end, original red cloth stamped in blind, spine repaired at head, short ink inscription to front free endpaper; ii) Explanations: A Sequel to "Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation". London: John Churchill, 1845, 8vo (198 x 120mm.), FIRST EDITION, half-title, 8pp. publisher's advert at end, original red cloth stamped in blind, one spot of soiling to spine, ink ownership signature on front free endpaper, occasional spotting; together in collector's morocco backed slipcase (2)

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DARWIN, CHARLES. ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION, 1860 (1 VOL.)

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Description: 8vo (197 x 120mm.), SECOND EDITION, second issue (with "fifth thousand" on title page), half-title, folding diagram, 32pp. publisher's adverts dated January 1860 at end, original green cloth (variant a) stamped in blind, spine lettered in gilt, collector's folding green cloth box, very occasional spotting and browning

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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DARWIN, CHARLES. ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES, 1861 (1 VOL.)

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Description: 8vo (196 x 122mm.), THIRD EDITION "with annotations and corrections", half-title, folding diagram, 32pp. publisher's adverts dated January 1865 at end, original green cloth (variant b) stamped in blind, spine lettered in gilt, collector's green chemise and morocco backed slipcase, small booksellers blindstamp to front free endpaper

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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DARWIN, CHARLES. THE VARIATION OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS UNDER DOMESTICATION, 1868 (2 VOL.)

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Description: 2 volumes, 8vo (221 x 138mm.), FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (with 6 lines of errata in volume 1 and seven lines in volume 2 and single line imprint at foot of spine), 32pp. publishers' adverts dated April 1867 at end of volume 1 and 2pp. publisher's adverts dated February 1868 at end of volume 2, mostly unopened, original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, very occasional spotting

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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KEPLER, JOHANNES. EPITOME ASTRONOMIAE COPERNICANAE, 1635 (1 VOL.)

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Description: 8vo (180 x 117mm.), woodcut diagrams, with blank leaves ***4, Cc6 and Vvvv8, slip with printed catchword inserted at foot of ***3v (also noted by Cinti), folding letterpress table, contemporary carta rustica, UNCUT, manuscript note in Italian on front flyleaf (erased), collector's black morocco-backed box by the Chelsea Bindery, title-page repaired in gutter, small hole in Ccc7 affecting 2 letters, quire Mmm repaired along folds, a few quires at end with small tears around the sewing, resewn with new spine lining and vellum sewing supports

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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[APPERLEY, C.J.]. THE LIFE OF A SPORTSMAN. BY NIMROD, 1842 (1 VOL.)

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Description: 8vo (242 x 156mm.), FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, hand-coloured aquatint additional title, frontispiece and 34 plates, all by Henry Alken, of which the first four are mounted on leaves with printed captions, five leaves of advertisements at the end, original blue cloth decorated in blind and gilt, gilt trophy ornament on upper cover, spine lettered and decorated in gilt with cartouche, all edges gilt, collector's matching quarter blue morocco fleece-lined folding box, some slight browning, joints and spine repaired with some restoration to cloth at head and base

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, when appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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SPORTING NOVELS. 3 WORKS IN 9 VOLUMES, 1842-1877 (9 VOL.)

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Description: i) Smart, Hawley. Bound to Win – A Tale of the Turf. London: Chapman and Hall, 1877, 3 volumes, 8vo (188 x 120mm.), FIRST EDITION, original green cloth lettered in gilt on spine and with design in black on upper cover, collector’s green cloth slipcase [Sadlier 3067], some browning and spotting, extremities slightly rubbed, lower hinge of volume two split; ii) [Carleton, John William]. Hyde Marston; or, a Sportsman’s Life. London: Henry Colburn, 1844, 3 volumes, 8vo (204 x 116mm.), FIRST EDITION, original brown cloth-backed boards with paper labels on spine, some spotting and browning, extremities worn; iii) [Wilson, John, "Christopher North"]. The Recreations of Christopher North. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood, 1842, 3 volumes, 8vo (199 x 123mm.), FIRST EDITION, advertisements at the end of volume 2, original green cloth, covers decorated in blind, covers lettered and decorated in gilt [not in Sadleir or Wolff], A FINE COPY (9)

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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SURTEES, R.S. JORROCKS'S JAUNTS AND JOLLITIES, 1843 (1 VOL.)

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Description: 8vo (211 x 136mm.), second edition with illustrations by Henry Alken, hand-coloured frontispiece, hand-coloured engraved additional title and 13 hand-coloured plates, second issue with 8pp. advertisements at the end showing third edition of Mytton's Memoirs, original green cloth pictorially gilt, all edges gilt, collector's red silk chemise and full red morocco pull-off box, tears to cloth on spine neatly repaired (with some slight restoration), joints repaired, hinges starting

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, when appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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SURTEES, ROBERT SMITH. FIVE WORKS IN ORIGINAL PARTS, 1853-1865 (5 VOL.)

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Description: i) Mr Sponge’s Sporting Tour. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853, FIRST ISSUE, 13/12 original parts, 13 hand-coloured steel-engraved plates after John Leech, wood-engraved illustrations in the text, advertisements (varying from Tooley), original wrappers [Tooley (1954) 476], some chipping to wrappers and backstrips; ii) Handley Cross; or Mr Jorrocks’s Hunt. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1854, 17 original parts, 17 hand-coloured steel-engraved plates after John Leech, wood-engraved illustrations in the text, advertisements (varying from Tooley), original wrappers [Tooley (1954) 473], occasional chipping to wrappers, backstrips renewed, some other repairs, part XIV with inkblot; iii) “Ask Mamma” or the Richest Commoner in England. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1858, 13 original parts, 13 hand-coloured steel-engraved plates after John Leech, wood-engraved illustrations in the text, advertisements as Tooley, original wrappers [Tooley (1954) 472]; iv) Plain or Ringlets? London: Bradbury and Evans, 1860, 13/12 original parts, additional hand-coloured steel-engraved title, and 12 hand-coloured steel-engraved plates after John Leech, original printed wrappers [Tooley (1954) 477, but without the List of Works he calls for in part XII], some minor wear to backstrips; v) Mr Facey Romford’s Hounds. London Bradbury and Evans, 1865, 12 original parts, 24 hand-coloured steel-engraved plates after Leech and Hablot K. Browne, advertisements (varying from Tooley), original wrappers [Tooley (1954) 475], backstrips repaired, part X upper wrapper soiled; FIRST EDITIONS, 8vo, all in collector's chemises sliding into book-style pull-off cases

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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[WESTMACOTT, CHARLES MOLLOY]. THE ENGLISH SPY, 1825 (2 VOL.)

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Description: 2 volumes, large 8vo (254 x 160mm.), FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (with plate 28 in vol. 1 (at p.389) misdated "1284" and p.222 of vol. 2 blank), hand-coloured aquatint frontispiece, 70 hand-coloured plates and one plain plate (35 in vol. 1; 36 in volume 2), mostly by Robert Cruikshank (plates in volume 2 slightly out of order from plate 20 onwards), further illustrations in the text by Cruikshank, contemporary grey brown boards, printed paper labels on spines, a few gatherings unopened, each in collector's folding cloth box, some rubbing to boards, spines a little creased and split at hinges, minor loss to corner of leaf H2 in vol. 1, plate at p.76 in vol. 2 coming loose, occasional offsetting

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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WISDEN, JOHN. CRICKETERS' ALMANACKS FOR 1898 AND 1938 (2 VOL.)

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Description: 8vo (164 x 100mm.), hardback edition in publisher's original brown cloth lettered in gilt, mounted photographic plate, original yellow wrappers used as endpapers, thirty-fifth edition in the series, collector's brown cloth case and matching quarter brown morocco slipcase, pp.29-30 with marginal tear (not affecting text); [together with]: Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1938. Edited by Wilfrid H. Brookes. London: J. Whitaker, 1938, original linen wrappers, original cricket bat bookmark, original red wrap-around band, some slight darkening to a few leaves, slight wear to covers, wrap-around band slightly torn (2)

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, when appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN. AUTOGRAPH SKETCH-LEAF FOR THE FIFTH PIANO CONCERTO, [LATE 1808-EARLY 1809]

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Description: 2 pages (204 x 302mm.), fifteen staves per page, each numbered lightly in pencil in another hand, creased where folded by Beethoven, collector's folding box, trimmed, affecting a few notes on the top stave and the losing one stave at the bottom of the leaf (presumably blank), stencilled number "60", upper edge lightly restored [Vienna, late 1808-early 1809]

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ALCOTT, LOUISA MAY. SPINNING WHEEL STORIES, 1884 (1 VOL.)

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Description: 8vo (169 x 112mm.), FIRST EDITION, 8pp. advertisements at the end, original terracotta cloth blocked and illustrated in black and gilt, leafy green patterned endpapers, some slight rubbing to cloth at head of spine

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, when appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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ALCOTT, LOUSIA MAY. A GARLAND FOR GIRLS, 1888 (1 VOL.)

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Description: 8vo (167 x 111mm.), FIRST EDITION, illustrations, original green cloth blocked and lettered in black and gilt, bird-and-flower patterned endpapers, 22pp. advertisements at the end (in first state), minor edge wear to binding, pp.94-95 with slight spotting, text-block very slightly cracked

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, when appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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[BAGE, ROBERT]. HERMSPRONG, 1796 (3 VOL.)

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Description: 3 volumes, 12mo (166 x 100mm.), FIRST EDITION, half-titles in volumes 1 and 2, 4pp. of publisher's advertisements at the end of volume 1, 2pp. at the end of volume 2, contemporary half calf, some minor wear to joints

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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BAUDELAIRE, CHARLES. WAGNER ET TANNHAUSER A PARIS, 1861, ORIGINAL WRAPPERS (1 VOL.)

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Description: 12mo (183 x 118mm.), half-title, original grey printed wrappers (using printer's waste), uncut, collector's morocco-backed chemise and slipcase, upper cover very slightly spotted and slightly frayed at fore-edge

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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BRADBURY, RAY. FAHRENHEIT 451, 1953 (1 VOL.)

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Description: 8vo (196 x 132mm.), FIRST EDITION, original red cloth lettered in yellow, pictorial dust-jacket, minor nicks to corners and extremities of jacket, minor soiling to jacket

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, when appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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BROOKS, NOAH. THE FAIRPORT NINE, 1880 (1 VOL.)

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Description: 8vo (178 x 113mm.), FIRST EDITION, half-title, frontispiece, 6pp. publisher's adverts at end, original pictorial cloth gilt, some very light rubbing to head and foot of spine and to fore-edge of upper board, contemporary ink presentation inscription on front endpaper

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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BURNETT, FRANCES HODGSON. LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY, 1886 (1 VOL.)

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Description: 8vo (209 x 167mm.), FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (with the DeVinne imprint on the verso of p.209 of the text, followed by 14pp. adverts), illustrations by Reginald B. Birch, original pictorial brown cloth lettered with design in red, black and gilt, contemporary inscription on endpaper, minor scratch to front endpaper

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, when appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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BURNEY, FANNY. EVELINA, 1808 (3 VOL.)

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Description: 3 volumes, 8vo (178 x 100mm.), 3 illustrated plates by Le Barbier after L'Epine, contemporary paper boards, red morocco spine-labels, owner's signature in pencil on front free endpapers, small tear to title-page of volume 1, some light spotting and browning

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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BURNS, ROBERT. POEMS, CHIEFLY IN THE SCOTTISH DIALECT, 1787 (1 VOL.)

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Description: 8vo (226 x 138mm.), SECOND (first Edinburgh) EDITION (with "skinking" at p.263 and "Boxburgh" rather than "Roxburgh" in the list of subscribers), half-title, stipple engraved portrait frontispiece, ORIGINAL BLUE BOARDS, collector's folding green cloth box, rebacked, upper hinge split, some rubbing and soiling to boards

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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BYRON, LORD. LARA, A TALE. JACQUELINE, A TALE, 1814, IN BOARDS (1 VOL.)

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Description: 8vo (169 x 106mm.), FIRST EDITION, advertisements at the end, original drab paper-covered boards, white label printed in black on spine, collector's blue cloth case and quarter blue morocco slipcase, neat repairs to spine, some foxing to text, some spotting to boards, minor tears to paper and label on spine

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, when appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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BRYON, LORD. HEBREW MELODIES, 1815 (1 VOL.)

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Description: 8vo (221 x 140mm.), FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, half-title, paper watermarked "H.S. Hitt 1815" and "H.S. Hitt 1814", 6pp. publisher's adverts dated June 1815 (announcing Rogers' Jacqueline and with Campbell's Selected Beauties described as "in the press") and 2 titles and 2 half-titles for Byron's Works at end, ORIGINAL WRAPPERS, collector's blue cloth chemise and slipcase, some soiling to lower wrapper, small tear at foot of spine, slightly darkened at page corners, final three leaves with some soiling

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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BYRON, LORD. THE SIEGE OF CORINTH...A PARISINA, 1816 (1 VOL.)

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Description: 8vo (226 x 140mm.), FIRST EDITION, half-title, 4pp. publisher's adverts dated February 1816 at end, ORIGINAL WRAPPERS, collector's blue cloth folding box, lower wrapper and final leaves slightly soiled

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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BYRON, LORD. WERNER, A TRAGEDY, 1823 (1 VOL.)

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Description: 8vo (225 x 144mm.), FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (without "The End" on p.188), 7pp. publisher's adverts dated November 1822 at end, ORIGINAL WRAPPERS, collector's blue cloth folding box, spine slightly rolled, two spots of soiling to lower wrapper, some light spotting to title page

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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CAPOTE, TRUMAN. OTHER VOICES, OTHER ROOMS, 1948 (1 VOL.)

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Description: 8vo (202 x 135mm.), FIRST EDITION, original beige cloth lettered in red, dust-jacket, one neatly repaired tear on jacket

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CHILDERS, ERSKINE. THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDS, 1903 (1 VOL.)

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Description: 8vo (189 x 126mm.), FIRST EDITION, folding map frontispiece, one folding chart and two maps, 4 pages of advertisements at the end, original black with ship design in white on upper cover, spine lettered in white, some minor foxing to fore-edge, slight offsetting to endpapers

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, when appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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CHRISTIE, AGATHA. THE MYSTERY OF THE BLUE TRAIN, 1928 (1 VOL.)

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Description: 8vo (184 x 122mm.), original blue cloth lettered and blocked in red, DUST-JACKET, collector's blue cloth chemise and quarter blue morocco slipcase, minor offsetting to endpapers, very slight foxing to fore-edge, some slight edge-tears to jacket and some minor soiling and creasing

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, when appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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CHRISTIE, AGATHA. HERCULE POIROT'S CHRISTMAS, 1939 (1 VOL.)

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Description: 8vo (192 x 127mm.), original orange cloth lettered in black, DUST-JACKET (priced 7s. 6d), a few minor marks to text, cloth slightly worn

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, when appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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CARROLL, LEWIS. MANUSCRIPT EXERCISE BOOK DETAILING RECIPIENTS OF THE NURSERY ALICE, 1889 (1 VOL.)

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Description: small 4to (198 x 160mm.), 18 of 40 pages presenting the author’s manuscript listing of 121 names and addresses together with a key to symbols on inside of upper wrapper, all in purple ink, dated between 21 June and 2 July 1889, original paper wrappers, collector’s chemise and red morocco pull-off box, loss to wrappers and detached at spine

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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CHURCHILL, WINSTON. LONDON TO LADYSMITH VIA PRAETORIA, 1900, TWO COPIES (2 VOL.)

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Description: i) London to Ladysmith via Praetoria. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900, 8vo (190 x 122mm.), FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, four maps of which three are folding, 2pp. publisher's advertisements and 32pp. publisher's catalogue (code 10/99) at end, original brown cloth lettered in gilt on spine and with lettering and design in black and red on upper cover [Cohen A4.1.a], some creases to leaves, ownership inscriptions, upper hinge split, binding slightly soiled; ii) London to Ladysmith via Praetoria. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900, 8vo (190 x 122mm.), new impression, four maps of which three are folding, 2pp. publisher's advertisements and 32pp. publisher's catalogue (code 7/00) at end, original brown cloth lettered in gilt on spine and with lettering and design in black and red on upper cover [Cohen A4.1.b], some spotting, extremities bumped

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, when appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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CHURCHILL, WINSTON. COLLECTION OF CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STRAND, 1921-38 (11 VOL.)

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Description: "Painting as a Pastime. --I", December 1921; "Painting as a Pastime. --2", January 1922; When I was Young", December 1924; "Men who have influenced or impressed me", February 1931; "If I lived my life again", March 1931; "The American Mind and Ours", August 1931; "Fifty Years Hence", December 1931;  "The Truth about Myself", January 1936; "Queen of the Seas", May 1936; "The Tragic Story of Parnell", October 1936; "Women in War", February 1938; 4to, original pictorial wrappers as issued, collector's quarter blue morocco folding box, some creasing and neat wrappers to wrappers (11)

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, when appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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CHURCHILL, WINSTON. FIRST EDITIONS OF THREE WORKS, 1930-1956 (6 VOL.)

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Description: i) My Early Life. London: Thornton Butterworth, 1930, first edition, original purple cloth, dust-jacket, slightly sunned jacket, a few small tears at edges of jacket; ii) Great Contemporaries. London: Thornton Butterworth, 1937, first edition, original blue cloth, dust-jacket, a few small tears to jacket; iii) A History of the English-Speaking Peoples. Cassell and company, 1956, 4 volumes, first edition, original cloth, dust-jackets; 8vo (6)

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COLERIDGE, SAMUEL. CHRISTABEL, 1816 (1 VOL.)

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Description: 8vo (224 x 142mm.), FIRST EDITION, half-title, 8pp. publisher's adverts dated April 1816 at end, original wrappers, collector's red cloth chemise and folding box, slightly worn at extremities, two small ink inscriptions on upper wrapper

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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COLLINS, WILKIE. THE WOMAN IN WHITE, 1860,

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Description: 3 volumes, 8vo (192 x 120mm.), FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, LATER ISSUE, with "New edition" on title-page and 16-page publisher’s catalogue dated November 1, 1860 at end of volume 3, publisher’s violet bead-grained cloth, Bone & Son binder’s ticket on rear pastedown volume I, collector's blue morocco-backed folding box by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, spines slightly faded, bumped at head and foot, corners bumped, some wear to edges

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, when appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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COLLINS, WILKIE. THE BLACK ROBE, 1881 (3 VOL.)

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Description: 3 volumes, 8vo (186 x 120mm.), FIRST EDITION, 6 pages of advertisements and 32-page publisher’s catalogue at end of volume 3, volume 3 largely unopened, publisher’s pictorial black cloth lettered and decorated in white, spines lettered in gilt, floral endpapers, Burn & Co. binder’s ticket on rear pastedown of volume 1, collector's folding box, vol. 1 with circulating library plate to front pastedown, bindings slightly worn, vol.2 in a different shade of cloth and neatly repaired at head of spine and lower joint

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, when appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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CONRAD, JOSEPH. SOME REMINISCENCES, 1912 (1 VOL.)

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Description: 8vo (203 x 128mm.), FIRST EDITION, 2pp. publisher's adverts at end, original blue cloth, titled in gilt on upper board, DUST-JACKET, some wear to upper edge of dust-jacket, spine of jacket a little darkened and auction house catalogue clipping affixed to front flap

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate. Additional information:The head of the spine of the jacket is very slightly chipped; there is a pencil note on the front flap of the jacket"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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DODGE, MARY. HANS BRINKER, 1866 (1 VOL.)

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Description: 8vo (190 x 125mm.), FIRST EDITION, title printed in black and red, frontispiece by Darley and 3 plates by Thomas Nast, 2pp. publisher's adverts at end (BAL state A), original brown cloth, collector's red chemise and morocco backed slipcase, small chip to foot of spine

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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DOYLE, ARTHUR CONAN. A STUDY IN SCARLET, 1888 (1 VOL.)

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Description: 8vo (182 x 123mm.), FIRST EDITION, second impression with mis-spelling "youuger" in publisher's preface, lines on the Kalido Mosaic type present on the cover and advertisements at the end reset, 6 illustrations by the author's father Charles Doyle, original white paper covers lettered and decorated in red, collector's red cloth chemise and quarter red morocco slipcase, some creasing and a few short tears repaired on the spine, some slight spotting and soiling to wrappers

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, when appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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DOYLE, ARTHUR CONAN.

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Description: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. London: George Newnes, 1892, 8vo (236 x 163mm.), FIRST EDITION (with misprint "Violent Hunter" on p.317), illustrations by Sidney Paget, original blue cloth blocked in black and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, patterned endpapers; The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. London: George Newnes, 1894, 8vo (234 x159mm.), FIRST EDITION, illustrations by Sidney Paget, original light blue cloth blocked in black and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, patterned endpapers; together in collector's matching morocco-backed clamshell box, very minor wear to binding of first work, some minor foxing, OTHERWISE EXCEPTIONAL COPIES (2)

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, when appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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DOYLE, ARTHUR CONAN. THE LOST WORLD, 1912 (1 VOL.)

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Description: 8vo (186 x 124mm.), illustrated with photographic portrait frontispiece of members of the expedition, plates and line cut maps, original blue cloth blocked and titled in white and gilt, pictorial gilt design of Professor Challenger on upper cover, DUST-JACKET, collector's matching blue morocco slipcase, some minor offsetting to endpapers, expert restoration to folds and edges of jacket

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, when appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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DUMAS, ALEXANDRE. LES TROIS MOUSQUETAIRES, 1844 (8 VOL.)

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Description: 8 volumes, 8vo (224 x 138mm.), FIRST EDITION, half-titles, original yellow printed wrappers, glassine covers on volumes 1-3, each volume in collector's quarter calf cases with marbled boards contained within two matching slipcases, small morocco book-labels inside cases, some neat repairs with occasional expert restoration to some spines (some slight loss to upper and lower backstrip and lower wrapper of volume 7), light occasional spotting to leaves and covers,  very occasional water-staining, minor small tears to wrappers (sometimes expertly repaired), lower outer edge of upper wrapper and first few leaves of volume 4 slightly chipped

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, when appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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DURRELL, LAWRENCE. TEN POEMS, 1932 (1 VOL.)

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Description: 8vo (183 x 122mm.), FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ("For Peter with | Brief | Salutations| Larry") on dedication page, original brown wrappers printed in black, inner wrapper priced at "One Shilling", collector's blue cloth folding case, wrappers restored on spine and on upper and lower panels, slightly browned

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, when appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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DURRELL, LAWRENCE. PIED PIPER OF LOVERS, 1935 (1 VOL.)

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Description: 8vo (185 x 124mm.), FIRST EDITION, original blue cloth printed in black, dust-jacket designed by Nancy Durrell, a few very minor nicks and tears and some minor spotting to jacket

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, when appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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DURRELL, LAWRENCE. THE ALEXANDRIA QUARTET, 1957-1960 (4 VOL.)

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Description: Justine. 1957; Balthazar. 1958; Mountolive. 1958; Clea. 1960; all 8vo (202 x 132mm.), London: Faber & Faber, original cloth bindings lettered in gilt on spines, dust-jackets, very slight foxing and offsetting, some very slight wear to jackets (4)

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, when appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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ELIOT, GEORGE. THE MILL ON THE FLOSS, 1860 (3 VOL.)

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Description: 3 volumes, 8vo (200 x 120mm.), FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, PRESUMED FIRST STATE, 16-page publisher's catalogue at end of volume 3, publisher's cinnamon diagonal ripple-grain cloth, covers decorated in blind, spines gilt (Carter's variant B), Edmonds & Remnant's binder's ticket at end of volume I, collector's folding box by Zaehnsdorf for E. Joseph, some light soiling, hinges splitting, spines bumped at head and foot, corners slightly bumped

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FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT. THIS SIDE OF PARADISE, 1920 (1 VOL.)

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Description: 8vo (191 x 132mm.), FIRST EDITION, original dark green cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine and in blind on upper cover, collector's clamshell box

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, when appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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FLAUBERT, GUSTAVE. MADAME BOVARY, 1857, ORIGINAL WRAPPERS (2 VOL.)

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Description: 2 volumes, 8vo (185 x 120mm.), half-titles, original green printed paper wrappers, uncut, in modern buckram-backed chemises and single slipcase, backstrips repaired at foot

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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[GASKELL, ELIZABETH]. THE MOORLAND COTTAGE, 1850 (1 VOL.)

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Description: 8vo (163 x 100mm.), FIRST EDITION, wood-engraved frontispiece, added engraved title and illustrations in the text after Birket Foster, original maroon fine-diaper cloth, elaborately blocked in blind and gilt, all edges gilt, collector's chemise and morocco-backed slipcase, upper cover and spine slightly faded, some wear to head and foot of spine, corners rather bumped

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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GASPEY, THOMAS. THE WITCH-FINDER, 1824; [AND] LISTER, THOMAS HENRY. GRANBY, 1826 (6 VOL.)

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Description: i) [Gaspey, Thomas]. The Witch-Finder; or, the Wisdom or our Ancestors. A Romance. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1824, 3 volumes, 12mo (195 x 115mm.), FIRST EDITION, half-titles, 2pp. publisher's advertisements at end of volume 3 ("Other works by the same author"), original cloth backed boards with paper labels on spines, collector's box [Wolff 2434, lacking advertisements], with early library markings and ownership inscriptions, slightly stained; ii) [Lister, Thomas Henry]. Granby. A Novel. London: Henry Colburn, 1826, 3 volumes, 12mo (216 x 132mm.), FIRST EDITION, half-titles to volumes one and three only (as called for), 2pp. publisher's advertisements at end of volume 3, original drab boards with paper labels on spines [Sadleir 1443, Wolff 4157], joints repaired with new endpapers (6)

Condition Report: Condition is described in the mainbody of the catalogue, where appropriate."In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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