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Auction Description for Dreweatts: The Library of a Gentleman
Viewing Notes:
5th November 9.30am - 5.30pm. 6th November 9.30am - 7.30pm. Day of sale from 9.30am.
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www.invaluable.com/dreweatts1759 for Live! Sales, or www.bloomsburyauctions.com

The Library of a Gentleman

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury


341 lots | 330 with images

November 7, 2013

Live Auction

Bloomsbury House

24 Maddox Street

London, W1S 1PP United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)207 495 9494

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Ackermann (Rudolph) Microcosm of London, 3 vol.,

Lot 1: Ackermann (Rudolph) Microcosm of London, 3 vol.,

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Description: Ackermann (Rudolph) Microcosm of London, 3 vol., first edition, early issue with several of Abbey's 12 "key plates" in first state (nos.1, 5, 8, 10, 11 & 18 and possibly 9), lacking half-titles, with wood-engraved pictorial titles, engraved dedication leaves, 104 hand-coloured aquatint plates after Rowlandson and Pugin, offsetting from plates but plates generally clean, some text leaves in vol.1 browned, handsome contemporary diced russia with elaborate gilt borders and cornerpieces, by C.Hering with his ticket, g.e., rebacked preserving old gilt spines, later cloth slip-cases edged in morocco, [Abbey Scenery 212; Tooley 7], 4to, [1808-10]. ***Early issue bound from the original parts, watermarked 1806-07 and with all the 13 errata at end of vol.3 uncorrected and the Contents leaf in vol.1 headed "Contents". However, the imprint of the wood-engraved title to vol.2 does not have a comma after "Bensley" but that in vol.1 does..

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[Agg (John)] The Busy Body, or Men and Manners,

Lot 2: [Agg (John)] The Busy Body, or Men and Manners,

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Description: [Agg (John)] The Busy Body, or Men and Manners, edited by Humphrey Hedgehog, vol.1 & 2 only (parts 1-12), 11 hand-coloured aquatint plates by Williams, a little browning and offsetting, later tan calf, gilt, by Rivière & Son, spines gilt, g.e., spines chipped at head, joints split with covers becoming loose, 8vo, J.Johnston, 1816-17.

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[Alken (Henry)] [Driving Discoveries], the set of

Lot 3: [Alken (Henry)] [Driving Discoveries], the set of

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Description: [Alken (Henry)] [Driving Discoveries], the set of 7 hand-coloured etchings by Henry Alken, very slight marginal soiling, bookplates of William Henry Smith, Viscount Hambleden and George Seton Veitch, handsome later scarlet morocco, by Rivière & Son, covers with gilt border and upper cover titled and dated in gilt, spine gilt in compartments with five raised bands, g.e., corners very slightly rubbed, an excellent copy, [Siltzer pp.57 & 69; Tooley 25], oblong 4to, S. & J.Fuller, 1817 [watermarked 1821].

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[Alken (Henry)],

Lot 4: [Alken (Henry)], "Ben Tally-Ho". How to Qualify

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Description: [Alken (Henry)], "Ben Tally-Ho". How to Qualify for a Meltonian; addressed to all Would-be Meltonians, second edition, with 3ff. letterpress, 6 hand-coloured etched plates after Henry Alken, occasional light marginal spotting and soiling, modern red morocco, titled in gilt on upper cover, uncut, original printed buff wrappers bound in (a little spotted and frayed at edges, laid down), [cf. Schwerdt I p.15; Siltzer pp. 58 & 69; Tooley 29], oblong folio, S & J.Fuller, 1820. ***"One of the finest of Alken's sets, produced during the great period of the Leicestershire hunts, of which the plates are well drawn and coloured." Alken also wrote the text and his sense of humour is appealing, advising aspiring Meltonians "to sit with apparent ease and grace, however uncomfortable the thing may be in reality" and "to ride down hill at top speed" without displaying any fear. In the plates one of the riders is depicted raising his monocle, another with his hand in his pocket as he nonchalantly jumps a fence..

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Alken (Henry) A Cockney's Shooting Season in

Lot 5: Alken (Henry) A Cockney's Shooting Season in

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Description: Alken (Henry) A Cockney's Shooting Season in Suffolk... containing the Remarkable Adventures that actually occurred to a Young Cit on a Visit to his Friends in that County, first edition, 6 finely hand-coloured aquatint plates after Henry Alken, with the letterpress title and 7ff. text (often lacking), becoming loose, otherwise an excellent clean copy in the original printed buff wrappers, advertisements on lower wrapper, old ink inscription at head of upper, spine reinforced (frayed at head), preserved in later brown cloth portfolio, bookplate of Lucius Wilmerding on inside front board, a little spotted and rubbed, [Abbey, Life 384; Schwerdt I p.12; Siltzer p.71; Snelgrove 48; Tooley 22], folio, Thomas M'Lean, 1822. ***"This is a pleasing book, well printed, with fine plates. Occasionally still to be met with. Its scarcity is probably due to the fact that the plates were often taken out and framed." Schwerdt.

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Alken (Henry) Hunting, or Six Hour's Sport, by

Lot 6: Alken (Henry) Hunting, or Six Hour's Sport, by

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Description: Alken (Henry) Hunting, or Six Hour's Sport, by Three Real Good Ones, from the East End, and without Seeing a Hound, first edition, the set of 6 hand-coloured soft-ground etchings after Henry Alken, with letterpress title (as issued), frontispiece and title very lightly browned, frontispiece with small pin-hole, bookplates of George Seton Veitch and C.Robert Bignold, fine modern scarlet morocco, gilt, by Bayntun (Rivière) of Bath, covers with strap-work panels of interlocking lines and hunting motifs in corners, spine gilt, g.e., [Schwerdt I p.16; Siltzer p.71; Tooley 32], oblong folio, Thomas M'Lean, 1823. ***"A rare set of plates, well drawn and coloured, representing Cockney Londoners in various difficulties." Schwerdt.

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Alken (Henry) Tutor's Assistant, containing a

Lot 7: Alken (Henry) Tutor's Assistant, containing a

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Description: Alken (Henry) Tutor's Assistant, containing a Variety of Amusing Scenes, first edition, the set of 6 hand-coloured soft-ground etchings after Henry Alken, all with multiple images, a very clean set loose in the original printed brown wrappers, advertisements on lower wrapper, old ink inscription on paper label pasted to head of upper wrapper, spine reinforced (fraying), preserved in later brown cloth portfolio, bookplate of Lucius Wilmerding on front inside board, [Siltzer p.71, mistakenly calling for 26 plates; Tooley 59], oblong folio, Thomas M'Lean, 1823.

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Alken (Henry) A Touch at the Fine Arts, first

Lot 8: Alken (Henry) A Touch at the Fine Arts, first

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Description: Alken (Henry) A Touch at the Fine Arts, first edition, half-title, 12 hand-coloured soft-ground etchings after Henry Alken, advertisement leaf at end, plates with occasional light marginal soiling, foxing to plate guards, engraved Greaves bookplate, original red roan-backed boards with printed pink upper wrapper mounted on upper cover, a little rubbed and stained, corners worn, spine repaired at head and foot, [Tooley 58], 8vo, Thomas M'Lean, 1824.

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Alken (Henry) Shakspeare's Seven Ages of Man, the

Lot 9: Alken (Henry) Shakspeare's Seven Ages of Man, the

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Description: Alken (Henry) Shakspeare's Seven Ages of Man, the set of 7 hand-coloured soft-ground etchings by Henry Alken, with letterpress sheet of verse at beginning, one plate 'The Soldier' with a little damp-spotting, 'The School-Boy' with slight wear to plate-mark at head causing hole, stitched in original printed buff wrappers, light spotting and water-staining to fore-edges, preserved in later cloth portfolio, Verney bookplate on inside front board, later morocco-backed cloth slip-case, spine gilt, a little rubbed and stained, [Abbey, Life 256; Siltzer p.71; Tooley 47], oblong 4to, E. & C.M'Lean, 1824.

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Alken (Henry) Shooting, or One Day's Sport of

Lot 10: Alken (Henry) Shooting, or One Day's Sport of

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Description: Alken (Henry) Shooting, or One Day's Sport of Three Real Good Ones, However Ignorant of Sporting Rules, first edition, the set of 6 large finely hand-coloured soft-ground etchings after Henry Alken, with letterpress title (as issued but without the 7pp. of text called for by Snelgrove), very slight marginal soiling, stitched in the original printed grey wrappers, advertisements on lower wrapper, soiled and frayed at edges (laid down on tissue), preserved in modern blue cloth portfolio and red morocco-backed blue cloth slip-case, spine titled in gilt, [Schwerdt I p.16; Siltzer p.71; Snelgrove 49; Tooley 49], oblong folio, Thomas M'Lean, 1823. ***"A rare and amusing set, in fine colouring, which represents Cockney shooting scenes. Plate 6 gives a vivid if somewhat indecorous, illustration of the end of a perfect day!" Schwerdt. Snelgrove calls for 7pp. text but this is possibly a mistake as no other copy is listed as having text..

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Alken (Henry) Ideas, Accidental and Incidental to

Lot 11: Alken (Henry) Ideas, Accidental and Incidental to

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Description: Alken (Henry) Ideas, Accidental and Incidental to Hunting, and other sports; caught in Leicestershire, &c., first edition in book form, first issue, letterpress title, frontispiece and 41 plates after Henry Alken, all hand-coloured soft-ground etchings (7 sets of 6), some light foxing, mostly marginal, title a little soiled and frayed at fore-edge, plate 3 with short marginal tear to fore-edge (repaired), interleaved, modern bookplate of Harry Twyford Peters, original half black straight-grain morocco over green cloth boards, gilt-stamped morocco label on upper cover, g.e., rubbed, rebacked preserving old gilt spine, corners bumped, [Podeschi 136; Schwerdt I p.17; Siltzer p.72; Tooley 36], folio, Thomas M'Lean, [1830, plates dated 1826-30, watermarked 1829]. ***Rare first issue in book form, depicting the dangers of country sports, mostly equestrian. "The draftsmanship is good, the colouring vivid, and the inscriptions on the plates are humorous." Schwerdt. According to Tooley part of the stock was destroyed in a fire and the plates were reissued in oblong folio, "these latter are inferior"..

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[Apperley (Charles J.)],

Lot 12: [Apperley (Charles J.)], "Nimrod". Memoirs of the

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Description: [Apperley (Charles J.)], "Nimrod". Memoirs of the Life of the late John Mytton, Esq., first edition, 12 hand-coloured aquatint plates by Henry Alken, light spotting and soiling, mostly marginal or to tissue guards, original brown cloth, titled in gilt on upper cover, faded, a little rubbed and stained, rebacked preserving most of original spine, new endpapers, preserved in brown cloth drop-front box, [Podeschi 147; Schwerdt I p.38; Siltzer p.73; Tooley 66; cf.Abbey, Life 385, second edition], 8vo, Ackermann, 1835. ***Plates 2, 8 & 9 did not appear in subsequent editions..

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[Apperley (Charles J.)],

Lot 13: [Apperley (Charles J.)], "Nimrod". Memoirs of the

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Description: [Apperley (Charles J.)], "Nimrod". Memoirs of the Life of the late John Mytton, Esq., second edition, additional engraved title with aquatint vignette, 18 hand-coloured aquatint plates by Henry Alken and T.J.Rawlins, lacking 8pp. publisher's catalogue at end, some light spotting and soiling, mostly to tissue guards, some staining to gutter towards end, ink stamp of William K.Dick of Islip, Long Island on front pastedown, original pictorial green cloth, gilt, spine gilt, g.e., rubbed, recased, preserved in later scarlet morocco slip-case with pull-off top, slightly rubbed, [Abbey, Life 385; Schwerdt I p.38; Siltzer p.73; Tooley 67; ], 8vo, R.Ackermann, 1837. ***Including six more plates than the first edition, and with 3 new plates replacing 3 of those from the first edition..

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[Apperley (Charles J.)],

Lot 14: [Apperley (Charles J.)], "Nimrod". Memoirs of the

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Description: [Apperley (Charles J.)], "Nimrod". Memoirs of the Life of the late John Mytton, Esq., With a Brief Memoir of Nimrod, third edition, additional engraved title with aquatint vignette, 18 hand-coloured aquatint plates by Henry Alken and T.J.Rawlins, 8pp. publisher's catalogue at end, plates with occasional spotting and marginal soiling, tissue guards browned, text foxed, old ink signature at head of front pastedown, original pictorial green cloth, blocked in gilt on upper cover and in blind on lower, g.e., rubbed and faded, a few stains to upper cover, recased, preserved in later green morocco-backed cloth drop-front box, spine faded, [Schwerdt I p.39; Siltzer p.73; Tooley 68; cf.Abbey, Life 385, second edition], 8vo, R.Ackermann, 1851. ***The first edition to contain the life of Nimrod..

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[Apperley (Charles J.)],

Lot 15: [Apperley (Charles J.)], "Nimrod". The Chace, the

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Description: [Apperley (Charles J.)], "Nimrod". The Chace, the Turf, and the Road, first edition, engraved portrait after Maclise, 13 hand-coloured plates after Henry Alken, a few with aquatint, tissue guards, 18pp. publisher's catalogue at end, portrait foxed, title browned, bookplate of George Seton Veitch, original pictorial green cloth, racing vignette in gilt on upper cover, borders in blind on both, spine gilt, recased, preserved in modern green cloth drop-back box, [Podeschi 152; Schwerdt I p.36; Siltzer p.73], John Murray, 1837; another edition, engraved portrait, additional pictorial title and 14 plates, all hand-coloured, illustrations, later scarlet morocco, gilt, by Rivière & Son, spine gilt in compartments, t.e.g., joints rubbed, 1870, 8vo (2)

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[Apperley (Charles J.)],

Lot 16: [Apperley (Charles J.)], "Nimrod". The Life of a

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Description: [Apperley (Charles J.)], "Nimrod". The Life of a Sportsman, first edition, first issue with 4 mounted plates and plate at p.348 in first state, engraved additional title with vignettes, portrait and 34 fine aquatint plates by Henry Alken, all hand-coloured, 10pp. advertisements at end, very occasional spotting or soiling, a very clean copy in the original pictorial blue cloth, gilt, spine gilt, g.e., a little rubbed, spine faded, recased, new endpapers, preserved in later blue morocco-backed cloth drop-front box, spine slightly rubbed and faded, [Podeschi 167; Schwerdt I p.36; Siltzer p.73; Tooley 65], 8vo, R.Ackermann, 1842. ***"Considered by many to be the premier coloured plate sporting book in the 19th century." Tooley.

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[Apperley (Charles J.)],

Lot 17: [Apperley (Charles J.)], "Nimrod". The Life of a

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Description: [Apperley (Charles J.)], "Nimrod". The Life of a Sportsman, first edition, second issue in red cloth, with 3 mounted plates only (plate at p.18 not mounted) and plate at p.348 in first state, engraved additional title with vignettes, portrait and 34 aquatint plates by Henry Alken, all hand-coloured, 10pp. advertisements at end, bookplate of John Gribbel, later crushed green morocco, gilt, by Rivière & Son, spine gilt in compartments, g.e., with original pictorial gilt red cloth covers and spine bound in at end (rubbed), spine very slightly browned and joints rubbed, [Podeschi 167; Schwerdt I p.36; Siltzer p.73; Tooley 65], 8vo, R.Ackermann, 1842.

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[Surtees (Robert Smith)] The Analysis of the

Lot 18: [Surtees (Robert Smith)] The Analysis of the

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Description: [Surtees (Robert Smith)] The Analysis of the Hunting Field..., first edition in book form, first issue in green cloth, with Preface dated 1846, half-title, additional pictorial title and 6 plates by J.Harris after Henry Alken, all hand-coloured aquatints, wood-engraved initials and illustrations, 4pp. advertisements at end, some light foxing, frontispiece shaved at fore-edge just touching caption, bookplate of George Seton Veitch, original pictorial green cloth blocked in gilt on upper cover and in blind on lower, g.e., slightly rubbed, rebacked preserving original gilt spine (faded), preserved in later green cloth portfolio and green straight-grain morocco slip-case with pull-off lid, spine gilt, a little rubbed at corners, [Podeschi 177; Schwerdt II p.232; Tooley 470], 8vo, R.Ackermann, 1846.

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[Surtees (Robert Smith)] The Analysis of the

Lot 19: [Surtees (Robert Smith)] The Analysis of the

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Description: [Surtees (Robert Smith)] The Analysis of the Hunting Field..., first edition in book form, second issue, with Preface dated 1846, half-title, additional pictorial title and 6 plates by J.Harris after Henry Alken, all hand-coloured aquatints, wood-engraved initials and illustrations, 4pp. advertisements at end, plates browned (especially at edges), later scarlet morocco, by Bayntun of Bath, covers with gilt rules and hunting motifs in corners, spine gilt in compartments with hunting motifs and five raised bands, g.e., with original pictorial gilt red cloth covers and spine bound in at end (a little rubbed), [Schwerdt II p.232; Tooley 470], 8vo, R.Ackermann, 1846.

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Annals of Sporting (The) and Fancy Gazette; a

Lot 20: Annals of Sporting (The) and Fancy Gazette; a

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Description: Annals of Sporting (The) and Fancy Gazette; a Magazine, 78 issues in 13 vol. [a complete set], half-titles in vol.I-VI, vol.VII-XIII with additional wood-engraved titles, with 155 engraved plates (aquatints, stipple-engravings, etchings, wood-engravings) after Samuel Alken, J.F.Herring, T. & E.Landseer, G. & R.Cruikshank, Reinagle, Newton Fielding etc., including one map and 6 plans of race courses, 53 plates hand coloured, 2 double-page, 10 folding, folding table in vol.III, numerous wood-engraved illustrations, errata slip in vol.II but without binder's slips, some light spotting, uncoloured plates and text a little browned but coloured plates generally bright and clean, light offsetting from plates, a few shaved at fore-edge, handsome tan calf, gilt, by Rivière & Son, spines gilt in compartments with hunting motifs, g.e., very slightly rubbed at edges, [Cohn 32, Podeschi A12; Schwerdt I p.32; Slater p.9; Tooley 64], 8vo, 1822-28. ***An excellent set including the rare June 1828 final issue, bound as usual with the Turf Herald for 1824-27 and the Turf Guide for 1825-28, lacking only the Turf Herald for 1828 (8pp.). Including athletic sports such as cricket, boxing, wrestling, racing, rowing, sailing etc. as well as field sports..

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Aspin (Jehoshophat) Cosmorama; a View of the

Lot 21: Aspin (Jehoshophat) Cosmorama; a View of the

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Description: Aspin (Jehoshophat) Cosmorama; a View of the Costumes and Peculiarities of all Nations, first edition, half-title, 18 hand-coloured engraved plates, each with 4 illustrations, lightly soiled, some leaves becoming loose, Marjorie Moon's copy with her bookplate, lacking front free endpaper, original roan-backed printed boards, spine gilt, rather worn, spine faded, 12mo, [1827].

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Atkinson (John Augustus) Sixteen Scenes taken from

Lot 22: Atkinson (John Augustus) Sixteen Scenes taken from

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Description: Atkinson (John Augustus) Sixteen Scenes taken from The Miseries of Human Life. By one of the Wretched, first edition, etched title with hand-coloured vignette and 16 finely hand-coloured etched plates by and after J.A.Atkinson, some with aquatint, one folding, lightly offset onto accompanying letterpress descriptions, original boards, paper label on upper cover, uncut, rubbed, a few marks, upper joint cracked, preserved in modern blue cloth drop-back box, red morocco label, [Abbey, Life 259], small oblong 4to, 1807. ***"Etchings delicately heightened by water-colour. Unusually distinguished draughtsmanship for this type of publication." Abbey.

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Atkinson (John Augustus) A Picturesque

Lot 23: Atkinson (John Augustus) A Picturesque

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Description: Atkinson (John Augustus) A Picturesque Representation of the Naval, Military and Miscellaneous Costumes of Great Britain, vol.1 only [all published], first edition, first issue, half-title, dedication, prospectus and text in English and French, 33 hand-coloured aquatint plates, light browning, mostly to text, modern half red morocco, gilt-stamped morocco label on upper cover, spine ruled in gilt, t.e.g., others uncut, lower corners a little rubbed, [Abbey, Scenery 12; Colas 172; Tooley 71], folio, 1807 [watermarked 1805]. ***Originally intended as 3 volumes with 100 plates but never completed..

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Atkinson (John Augustus) Characteristic Groups,

Lot 24: Atkinson (John Augustus) Characteristic Groups,

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Description: Atkinson (John Augustus) Characteristic Groups, Scenery, and Costumes of Great Britain, 16 hand-coloured aquatint plates, margins lightly browned, the first plate a little soiled, loose as issued in original wrappers, printed orange label on upper cover, marbled paper strip down spine, a little rubbed and marked, preserved in modern cloth portfolio with ties, calf label on spine, [Not in Abbey, Colas or Tooley], folio, [c.1808]. ***Scarce..

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Atkinson (John Augustus).- [Evans (Arthur Benoni)]

Lot 25: Atkinson (John Augustus).- [Evans (Arthur Benoni)]

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Description: Atkinson (John Augustus).- [Evans (Arthur Benoni)] The Cutter, in Five Lectures upon the Art and Practice of Cutting Friends, Acquaintances, and Relations, first edition, hand-coloured etched frontispiece and 5 folding aquatint plates by and after J.A.Atkinson, original boards, paper label on spine, uncut, rubbed, upper joint split but still a good clean copy, preserved in modern blue cloth drop-back box, 8vo, for J.Carpenter, 1808.

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Bédollierre (Émile de la) Les Industriels, Métiers

Lot 27: Bédollierre (Émile de la) Les Industriels, Métiers

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Description: Bédollierre (Émile de la) Les Industriels, Métiers et Professions en France, first edition, half-title, 25 wood-engraved plates and numerous illustrations after Henry Monnier, light foxing to plates, text a little browned, contemporary roan-backed marbled boards, spine gilt, a little rubbed, 8vo, Paris, 1842.

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Boilly (Louis-Leopold) Humorous Designs, set of 7

Lot 28: Boilly (Louis-Leopold) Humorous Designs, set of 7

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Description: Boilly (Louis-Leopold) Humorous Designs, set of 7 hand-coloured lithographed plates after Boilly entitled 'Reading the Will' and 'Grimaces' I-VI, the final plate depicting a group of smokers, tissue guards, the first with small stain below image, a few spots, marginal soiling or browning, stitched in the original printed buff wrappers, upper cover with title within ornamental border, soiled and stained, preserved in later blue cloth portfolio, bookplate of Alfred N.Beadleston on inside front flap, folio, E. & C.M'Lean, 1823.

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Bouchardon (Edme) Etudes prises dans le bas Peuple

Lot 29: Bouchardon (Edme) Etudes prises dans le bas Peuple

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Description: Bouchardon (Edme) Etudes prises dans le bas Peuple où les Cris de Paris, Premiere [- Cinquieme] Suite, 5 parts in 1 vol., 60 etched plates with engraving, by the Comte de Caylus after Bouchardon, including 5 pictorial titles, the last suite unnumbered, first title a little soiled, also margins to a few plates, Charles François Capé copy with pencil note regarding provenance on front free endpaper, book-label of Jean Furstenberg, nineteenth century red morocco, by Hardy-Mennil, spine titled in gilt and with six raised bands, inner gilt dentelles, g.e., slightly spotted, marbled slip-case (a little rubbed, labels on spine), [Colas 401], 4to, Paris, Fessard (part 5 Joullain), 1737-46. ***Fine copy of Bouchardon's rare but famous depictions of the street traders and characters of eighteenth century Paris..

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Bowdich (Thomas Edward) Mission from Cape Coast

Lot 30: Bowdich (Thomas Edward) Mission from Cape Coast

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Description: Bowdich (Thomas Edward) Mission from Cape Coast Castle to Ashantee..., first edition, lacking half-title, with 2 engraved maps including 1 folding, plan, 1 folding engraved facsimile, 7 hand-coloured aquatint plates including 1 large folding, 5pp. engraved music, some foxing and offsetting but plates generally clean (mostly marginal or to tissue guards), engraved armorial bookplate, contemporary calf, gilt, rebacked preserving old gilt spine, a little rubbed, [Abbey, Travel 279; Tooley 95], 4to, 1819.

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[Boydell (John Josiah)] An History of the River

Lot 31: [Boydell (John Josiah)] An History of the River

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Description: [Boydell (John Josiah)] An History of the River Thames, 2 vol., first edition, with additional letterpress titles 'An History of the Principal Rivers of Great Britain' and dedications to George III and Horace Walpole, engraved frontispiece of head of Father Thames and 2 folding engraved maps of the Thames by John Cooke in vol.2, 76 fine hand-coloured aquatint views by J.C.Stadler after J.Farington, 3 folding, list of plates to vol.1 bound at end of vol.2, frontispiece and maps foxed, some other foxing, mostly marginal or to tissue guards but more severe to a few leaves in vol.1 and plate 9 'Langley Ware', plates generally clean but for some light offsetting, engraved bookplate of Chrisr. Jeaffreson of Dullingham, handsome contemporary dark blue straight-grain morocco with elaborate gilt borders, spines gilt in compartments with six pairs of raised bands, g.e., Greek key inner gilt dentelles, turquoise silk endpapers, a little rubbed, joints cracked, small repairs to spine ends, [Abbey, Scenery 432; Tooley 102], 1794-96; with a group of preparatory drawings for the work by Joseph Farington, RA,10 views from Chertsey to Sheerness, including St Paul's, Blackfriar's Bridge, Greenwich and Woolwich, pen and ink over pencil, though 2 in pencil only, v.s., 180 x 280mm. to 325 x 495mm., one signed and dated 1790, in ink, most others captioned and occasionally dated in pencil, all mounted on supports, preserved in two modern suede-lined black cloth portfolios with earlier gilt-stamped morocco labels on upper covers, [c.1790-94], folio (4)

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[Bridges (Thomas)] A Burlesque Translation of

Lot 32: [Bridges (Thomas)] A Burlesque Translation of

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Description: [Bridges (Thomas)] A Burlesque Translation of Homer, 2 vol., fourth edition, half-titles, etched frontispieces and 24 plates, light offsetting, trimmed, gilt-stamped red roan book-label of Mortimer L.Schiff, later mottled calf, gilt, by Bayntun of Bath, spines gilt, g.e., labels chipped, together in later cloth slip-case, 8vo, GG. & J.Robinson, 1797.

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Bruce (J.) Select Views of Brighton, 7

Lot 33: Bruce (J.) Select Views of Brighton, 7

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Description: Bruce (J.) Select Views of Brighton, 7 hand-coloured aquatint plates and hand-coloured engraved 'Plan of Brighton, with the latest Improvements to 1827' , light marginal soiling, original printed cream wrappers stitched at head, soiled, a few small stains, preserved in modern green cloth portfolio with ties, black calf label, [cf.Abbey, Scenery 58], oblong 4to, Brighton, [watermarked 1827]. ***The Abbey copy had 9 plates including plan dated 1829 and was watermarked 1829; this copy is an earlier issue, watermarked 1827 and with the plan dated 1827..

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[Bunbury (Henry William)],

Lot 34: [Bunbury (Henry William)], "Geoffrey Gambado". An

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Description: [Bunbury (Henry William)], "Geoffrey Gambado". An Academy for Grown Horsemen, first edition, stipple-engraved frontispiece and 11 plates by W.Dickinson after the author, all with later hand-colouring, rather foxed and browned, some staining, contemporary half red straight-grain morocco, spine gilt, rubbed, corners a little worn, small folio, for W.Dickinson, S.Hooper and Mess. Robinsons, 1787.

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[Bunbury (Henry William)],

Lot 35: [Bunbury (Henry William)], "Geoffrey Gambado".

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Description: [Bunbury (Henry William)], "Geoffrey Gambado". Annals of Horsemanship, first edition, etched and stipple-engraved frontispiece and 16 plates after the author, faint ink signature at head of title, light soiling and browning, plates cropped with slight loss to edges of frontispiece, some plates laid down, one or two small repairs, later half red morocco, spine gilt, t.e.g., others uncut, slightly rubbed at edges, small folio, for W.Dickinson, 1791.

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[Bunbury (Henry William)],

Lot 36: [Bunbury (Henry William)], "Geoffrey Gambado". An

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Description: [Bunbury (Henry William)], "Geoffrey Gambado". An Academy for Grown Horsemen, fourth edition, half-title, stipple-engraved frontispiece and 11 plates by W.Dickinson after the author, all hand-coloured, plates with occasional soiling and offset onto text, one plate with small ink stains, upper hinge weak, bookplate of Hugh J.Chisholm, original boards with paper label on upper cover (a little worn), uncut, rubbed, rebacked in cloth, corners worn, preserved in later cloth drop-back box, splits to hinges, small folio, 1812.

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[Burney (Fanny)] Evelina: or Female Life in

Lot 37: [Burney (Fanny)] Evelina: or Female Life in

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Description: [Burney (Fanny)] Evelina: or Female Life in London: being the History of a Young Lady's Introduction to Fashionable Life, and the Gay Scenes of the Metropolis, hand-coloured engraved additional pictorial title and 6 plates after W.Heath, all but one aquatints, most offset onto text, some browning, bookplates of Charles C.Auchinloss and Hon.John Wayland Leslie, contemporary mottled calf, gilt, spine gilt with red morocco label, small gouge to lower cover, preserved in later red silk folder (a little rubbed and faded), red morocco slip-case (slightly darkened at edges), [Tooley 119], 8vo, 1822. ***Originally published in 1778 under the title Evelina, or, A Young Lady's Entrance into the World but reissued with this title following the popularity of Egan's Life in London..

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Bury (Thomas Talbot) Six Coloured Views on the

Lot 38: Bury (Thomas Talbot) Six Coloured Views on the

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Description: Bury (Thomas Talbot) Six Coloured Views on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, 7 hand-coloured aquatint plates by S.G.Hughes and H.Pyall after Bury including the extra plate of rolling stock, 1831; Coloured Views on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, 6 hand-coloured aquatint plates by S.G.Hughes and H.Pyall after Bury, 1831, together 2 vol., first editions, Donaueschingen library set with ink stamp on title of the first and on verso of plates (in one or two cases the ink very slightly offset onto lower outer margin of plate), otherwise very clean, stitched in original grey or pale green printed wrappers, uncut, the two parts stapled together, old manuscript label pasted to upper wrapper of the first, the second a little soiled, spines frayed, preserved in modern cloth drop-back box, [cf.Abbey Life 400-401; Ray 45; Tooley 120-122, all later editions], large 4to, R.Ackermann, 1831.

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Busby (Thomas Lord) The Fishing Costume and Local

Lot 39: Busby (Thomas Lord) The Fishing Costume and Local

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Description: Busby (Thomas Lord) The Fishing Costume and Local Scenery of Hartlepool, in the County of Durham, first edition, large paper copy, 6 hand-coloured etched plates by and after Busby, with wide margins, plates lightly foxed, contemporary half red calf, spine gilt, rubbed, [cf.Abbey, Scenery 154; Tooley 125], folio, 1819.

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Busby (Thomas Lord) Costume of the Lower Orders of

Lot 40: Busby (Thomas Lord) Costume of the Lower Orders of

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Description: Busby (Thomas Lord) Costume of the Lower Orders of London, first edition, early issue with "Mattman" uncorrected, additional etched pictorial title and 23 plates, all hand-coloured, all with guards, engraved title lightly soiled, occasional spotting but mostly affecting guards, plates generally very clean, ex-library copy with faint ink stamp on verso of title and one or two other leaves but not plates, later mottled calf, gilt, by F.Bedford, g.e., very slightly rubbed at edges, rebacked preserving old gilt spine with red morocco labels, a handsome copy, [Abbey, Life 423; Tooley 123], 4to, [1820, plates watermarked 1822].

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Cambridge.- Gradus ad Cantabrigiam; or New

Lot 41: Cambridge.- Gradus ad Cantabrigiam; or New

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Description: Cambridge.- Gradus ad Cantabrigiam; or New University Guide to...the University of Cambridge...By a Brace of Cantabs , half-title, 6 hand-coloured aquatint plates of university costumes and scenes, woodcut portrait of Jemmy Gordon, a little spotting and soiling, mostly affecting text, some light offsetting from plates, attractive later crushed blue morocco, gilt, by Bayntun, spine gilt in compartments, t.e.g., others uncut, spine very slightly faded, [Abbey, Scenery 81], 8vo, 1824.

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Caroline (Queen).- Attorney-General's Charges

Lot 42: Caroline (Queen).- Attorney-General's Charges

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Description: Caroline (Queen).- Attorney-General's Charges (The) against the Late Queen, brought forward in the House of Peers, on Saturday, August 19, 1820, hand-coloured etched frontispiece and 49 hand-coloured etched plates, a few by George and Robert Cruikshank but the majority by Theodore Lane, with the hand-coloured 'Armorial Bearings of the White Cat' tail-piece tipped to blank leaf at end (sometimes missing), one plate 'Broom versus Brush Wood' loose (trimmed to plate-mark and tipped into loosely-inserted slightly smaller blank leaf, light browning to image), with an additional plate 'Moments of Pain' (trimmed to plate-mark and tipped into blank leaf) and a variant of 'Bat, Cat and Mat' (with figures the same but different background) loosely inserted, frontispiece and title loose and slightly chipped at edges, plates generally clean but some marginal spotting or staining, mostly towards end, offsetting to plate guards and one or two with small marginal tear, bookplate of Sir William Augustus Fraser of Ledeclune and Morar, later half morocco, g.e., rubbed, joints a little worn, [BM Satires 14206, note], folio, G.Humphrey, [1821]. ***Very rare collection of caricatures aimed at Queen Caroline. BM Satires refers to a copy in the Bibliothèque Nationale but says there is no copy in the British Museum. No copy listed on COPAC..

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Carracci (Annibale) Le Arti di Bologna...,

Lot 43: Carracci (Annibale) Le Arti di Bologna...,

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Description: Carracci (Annibale) Le Arti di Bologna..., disegnate da Annibale Caracci ed intagliate da Simone Guilini coll'assistenza di Alessandro Algardi..., second edition, etched architectural frontispiece incorporating portrait medallion and 80 etched plates by Simon Guillain and Alessandro Algardi after Annibale Carracci, small ink stain to portrait, some very light foxing or soiling, mostly marginal, title with old ink college library stamp and printed label with Paris imprint at foot, contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt with red morocco label, rubbed, joints split, corners and spine ends worn, old label at foot, folio, Rome, 1740. ***Magnificent series of illustrations of the street vendors of Bologna engraved after Carracci's original drawings, first published in 1646..

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Caulfield (James) Portraits, Memoirs, and

Lot 44: Caulfield (James) Portraits, Memoirs, and

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Description: Caulfield (James) Portraits, Memoirs, and Characters, of Remarkable Persons, from the Reign of Edward the Third, to the Revolution..., 3 vol., 109 engraved plates, one folding, some light foxing and browning, original boards, uncut, rubbed, spines faded and labels worn, some splits to joints, preserved in later board slip-case with dividers, rubbed, tall 8vo, R.S.Kirby, 1813. ***A rogues' gallery of dishonest, immoral and unusual characters..

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Chalon (John James) Twenty Four Subjects

Lot 45: Chalon (John James) Twenty Four Subjects

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Description: Chalon (John James) Twenty Four Subjects exhibiting the Costume of Paris..., first edition bound from the original 4 parts, large paper copy, lithographed throughout with calligraphic title and 24 charming hand-coloured plates by Chalon, some light foxing or soiling, mostly to margins or tissue guards, large engraved armorial bookplate, endpapers foxed, contemporary half calf, spine gilt with black calf label, rubbed, repairs to corners and upper joint, [Abbey, Travel 108; Colas 588], folio, printed by C.Hullmandel for Rodwell and Martin, [1820-22].

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[Chatto (William Andrew)],

Lot 46: [Chatto (William Andrew)], "John Careless." The

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Description: [Chatto (William Andrew)], "John Careless." The Old English 'Squire... first edition, large paper copy, half-title, hand-coloured aquatint frontispiece and 23 plates, a little offset, some light spotting and soiling, one or two plates becoming loose, oval gilt-stamped black roan book-label of Joseph Widener, original boards, uncut, rubbed, rebacked preserving original spine with paper label, modern red cloth slip-case, [Abbey, Life 387; Tooley 128], large 8vo, 1821.

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[?Chatto (William Andrew)],

Lot 47: [?Chatto (William Andrew)], "John Careless."

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Description: [?Chatto (William Andrew)], "John Careless." [Country Scenes & Characters], set of 6 hand-coloured aquatint plates, c.220 x 265mm. or slightly smaller, trimmed close to titles at head and captions below (?with loss to imprint on all but one plate), lightly soiled and browned at edges, tipped to blank leaves (browned) mounted on stubs, later half green morocco, gilt, by Zaehnsdorf, spine gilt, t.e.g., spine a little faded, slightly rubbed, spine repaired, oblong 4to, T.M'Lean, 1826. ***Scarce set of prints of a country wedding, christening, coroner's inquest, missionary society meeting, the Sunday before confirmation and a country burial, with most of the plates signed by "F.", except the first and last signed pseudonymously "A.Parson" and "A.Sexton" respectively. The first plate incorporates a memorial on the side of the church to "John Carelis", suggesting that the set is the work of the same author/artist as The Old English Squire, published by M'Lean in 1821 (see previous lot)..

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Clark (I.).- Glances at Character, hand-coloured

Lot 48: Clark (I.).- Glances at Character, hand-coloured

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Description: Clark (I.).- Glances at Character, hand-coloured aquatint frontispiece and 7 plates after I.Clark, advertisement leaf at end, light foxing and browning, mostly to text, original cloth-backed boards, uncut, rubbed, 8vo, 1814.

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Craig (Edward Gordon) Gordon Craig's Book of Penny

Lot 49: Craig (Edward Gordon) Gordon Craig's Book of Penny

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Description: Craig (Edward Gordon) Gordon Craig's Book of Penny Toys, first and only edition, out-of-series copy from an edition limited to 550, signed and inscribed by the author "A Merry Xmas from E.Gordon Craig" on front free endpaper, title with woodcut illustration and partly hand-coloured, 20 hand-coloured woodcut plates by the author, woodcut illustrations, some hand-coloured, hinges weak, original buckram-backed hand-coloured pictorial boards, uncut, rubbed and soiled, spine browned with paper label rather worn and defective, with the rare prospectus including 2 hand-coloured woodcuts (one full-page), lightly stained, preserved together in modern cloth drop-back box, black calf label, 4to, 1899. ***The author's rare first book. Craig himself destroyed at least 250 of the 550 copies when the book failed to sell, to avoid having to colour the remainder..

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Craig (Edward Gordon) Henry Irving. Ellen Terry

Lot 50: Craig (Edward Gordon) Henry Irving. Ellen Terry

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Description: Craig (Edward Gordon) Henry Irving. Ellen Terry etc. A Book of Portraits, first edition, pictorial title, 19 tipped-in half-tone plates, some colour, hinges weak, original boards, rubbed and browned, spine rather worn but a good copy of a notoriously fragile book, 4to, Chicago, 1899.

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Craig (Edward Gordon) Towards a New Theatre: Forty

Lot 51: Craig (Edward Gordon) Towards a New Theatre: Forty

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Description: Craig (Edward Gordon) Towards a New Theatre: Forty Designs for Stage Scenes with Critical Notes by the Inventor, first edition, 39 plates, frontispiece with captioned tissue guard (torn at head), a little foxed, original pictorial cloth, gilt, spine and corners worn, joints split, 1913; Programme for Palace Theatre Ellen Terry Memorial, portrait by Gordon Craig, stapled in original printed cream wrappers designed by Gordon Craig, upper cover with hand-coloured woodcut, very slightly soiled, April 23 1929, 4to (2)

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