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Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts (145 Lots)

by Chiswick Auctions

January 25, 2017, 1:00 PM GMT

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Acton, London, United Kingdom

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Alexandra Feodorovna, Empress of Russia (1872-1918). A  monochrome photograph depicting the Tsarina in a pensive pose, signed in the top left hand corner in pencil and dated 1899. 290 x 130mm. With a small collection of late 19th century/early 20th century photographs including a small photograph, framed and glazed, depicting Tsar Nicholas II and the Tsarina, seated with various family members, a photograph of Baroness Marie Alexandrine von Vetsera (1871-1889) with her name inscribed on the verso and a photograph of Marion Delme Radcliffe (18??-????). With: a TLS on Buckingham Palace headed notepaper dated 11th June 1971 regarding the gifting of the photographs to Queen Elizabeth II, who is said to 'appreciate [the] kind suggestion that she should keep the photographs, but...feels it would be more appropriate for them to remain in your possession''. Signed at the close by a secretary. Provenance: believed to come from the possession of Harriet Souter(?) lady in waiting to the Tsarina.

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Description: Alexandra Feodorovna, Empress of Russia (1872-1918). A  monochrome photograph depicting the Tsarina in a pensive pose, signed in the top left hand corner in pencil and dated 1899. 290 x 130mm. With a small collection of late 19th century/early 20th century photographs including a small photograph, framed and glazed, depicting Tsar Nicholas II and the Tsarina, seated with various family members, a photograph of Baroness Marie Alexandrine von Vetsera (1871-1889) with her name inscribed on the verso and a photograph of Marion Delme Radcliffe (18??-????). With: a TLS on Buckingham Palace headed notepaper dated 11th June 1971 regarding the gifting of the photographs to Queen Elizabeth II, who is said to 'appreciate [the] kind suggestion that she should keep the photographs, but...feels it would be more appropriate for them to remain in your possession''. Signed at the close by a secretary. Provenance: believed to come from the possession of Harriet Souter(?) lady in waiting to the Tsarina.

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NIELSEN, Kay (1886-1957, illustrator). East of the Sun and West of the Moon. London: Hodder and Stoughton, [n.d]. 4to. 24 coloured plates by Kay Nielsen, tipped in (spotting, endpapers lightly browned). Original yellow pictorial cloth (spine lightly faded, minor wear).

Estimate: £150 - £200

Description: NIELSEN, Kay (1886-1957, illustrator). East of the Sun and West of the Moon. London: Hodder and Stoughton, [n.d]. 4to. 24 coloured plates by Kay Nielsen, tipped in (spotting, endpapers lightly browned). Original yellow pictorial cloth (spine lightly faded, minor wear).

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MORRIS, William (1834-1896); Jessie M. King (illustrator). The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems. London: John Lane, 1904. 8vo. Illustrations. (Occasional light spotting). Original red pictorial cloth, gilt (spine lightly faded, light rubbing). FIRST EDITION. With: Kay NIELSON's (illustrator)  The Twelve Dancing Princesses and other Fairy Tales. (New York:  [n.d]). Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam The Astronomer. Poet of Persia. New York: 1900. (3).

Estimate: £100 - £200

Description: MORRIS, William (1834-1896); Jessie M. King (illustrator). The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems. London: John Lane, 1904. 8vo. Illustrations. (Occasional light spotting). Original red pictorial cloth, gilt (spine lightly faded, light rubbing). FIRST EDITION. With: Kay NIELSON's (illustrator)  The Twelve Dancing Princesses and other Fairy Tales. (New York:  [n.d]). Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam The Astronomer. Poet of Persia. New York: 1900. (3).

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AUSTRIAN/GERMAN NOBILITY - An Untitled portfolio of 48 lithographic plates relating to Austrian nobility [c. 1910] (?). Folio.  Original blue wrappers with monochrome lithograph adhered to the upper wrapper. Inside pictorial flap titled:

Estimate: £100 - £150

Description: AUSTRIAN/GERMAN NOBILITY - An Untitled portfolio of 48 lithographic plates relating to Austrian nobility [c. 1910] (?). Folio.  Original blue wrappers with monochrome lithograph adhered to the upper wrapper. Inside pictorial flap titled: "Unter Dem Hochsten Protektorate Ihrer Kaiserlichen und Koniglichen Hoheit der Durchauchtigsten Frau Erzherzogin Marie Valerie" (backstrip frayed and torn, wrappers worn/chipped).

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Vita Miracoli e Privilegi di S. Antonio di Padova Espressi in XL Rami. Venice: [no publisher], 1817. Folio. Engraved title, engravings throughout (occasional light spotting). Contemporary half calf (upper board detached, lacking backstrip, extremities rubbed). Provenance: Adele, Countess Cadogan ( (bookplate and signature).  With Sancti Eusebii Hieronymi...Operum (Parisiis, Urbanum Coustelier, 1693). Folio. Sancti Eusebii Hieronymi ... Presbyteri Divina Bibliotheca (Parisiis, Ludovicum Roulland, 1693).Provenance: Marquis de Fortia (bookplate). Folio. Sold not subject to return. (3)

Estimate: £100 - £150

Description: Vita Miracoli e Privilegi di S. Antonio di Padova Espressi in XL Rami. Venice: [no publisher], 1817. Folio. Engraved title, engravings throughout (occasional light spotting). Contemporary half calf (upper board detached, lacking backstrip, extremities rubbed). Provenance: Adele, Countess Cadogan ( (bookplate and signature).  With Sancti Eusebii Hieronymi...Operum (Parisiis, Urbanum Coustelier, 1693). Folio. Sancti Eusebii Hieronymi ... Presbyteri Divina Bibliotheca (Parisiis, Ludovicum Roulland, 1693).Provenance: Marquis de Fortia (bookplate). Folio. Sold not subject to return. (3)

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VISITOR'S BOOK - A visitor's book SIGNED by Prince Charles and Princess Diana (signatures underneath each other on the same page and dated May 17th 1983),  Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret, Prince Michael of Kent, Hugh Casson, Margaret Casson, Duke of Grafton, Fortune Grafton, Patience Baden-Powell, Robert Baden-Powell, Nancy Balfour, Janet Baker, Dorothy Tutin, Gabriel Woolf, Robert Spencer, Peter Donohoe and Nigel Kennedy, with an erotic pen drawing of a topless female, signed Manon (?). Manon (b.1946), artist known for her work which draws upon sexual liberation; also signed by numerous classical music quartets/ensembles. Oblong 4to. Tree calf, with floral decorative borders, gilt, lettered: Sutton House on the upper boards.

Estimate: £600 - £800

Description: VISITOR'S BOOK - A visitor's book SIGNED by Prince Charles and Princess Diana (signatures underneath each other on the same page and dated May 17th 1983),  Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret, Prince Michael of Kent, Hugh Casson, Margaret Casson, Duke of Grafton, Fortune Grafton, Patience Baden-Powell, Robert Baden-Powell, Nancy Balfour, Janet Baker, Dorothy Tutin, Gabriel Woolf, Robert Spencer, Peter Donohoe and Nigel Kennedy, with an erotic pen drawing of a topless female, signed Manon (?). Manon (b.1946), artist known for her work which draws upon sexual liberation; also signed by numerous classical music quartets/ensembles. Oblong 4to. Tree calf, with floral decorative borders, gilt, lettered: Sutton House on the upper boards.

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VISITOR'S BOOK - Signed by: Henry Moore, Angus Ogilvy, Nancy Balfour, Roy Strong, Peter Gill, John Craxton, Sheila Hancock, Tom Stoppard, Hermione Hobhouse, Peter Shaffer, Sam Wanamaker and Gordon Getty. Oblong folio. Tree calf, with floral decorative borders, gilt, lettered: Sutton House on the upper boards.

Estimate: £300 - £500

Description: VISITOR'S BOOK - Signed by: Henry Moore, Angus Ogilvy, Nancy Balfour, Roy Strong, Peter Gill, John Craxton, Sheila Hancock, Tom Stoppard, Hermione Hobhouse, Peter Shaffer, Sam Wanamaker and Gordon Getty. Oblong folio. Tree calf, with floral decorative borders, gilt, lettered: Sutton House on the upper boards.

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VISITOR'S BOOK - Signed by Steven Isserlis, Judith Hall, Sharon Gould, Academy of St. Martins in the Fields OCTET (various signatures), Andrew Verney, The Halisa Rotter Harp Ensemble (various signatures), The London Serpent Trio (various signatures), Barry Douglas, George Malcolm, Shubert Ensemble (Jane Salmon, William Howard, Paul Barritt), Philip Jones Brass Ensemble (various signatures), Monty Sunshine, The Romantic Violin (Isabelle Flory), Roger Woodward (including doodle of a stave and treble clef), Garden Club of America (various signatures) and a surrealist doodle of a house surrounded by clouds and sky, signed: Joe Gliser(?). Oblong 4to. Tree Calf, with decorative floral borders.

Estimate: £100 - £200

Description: VISITOR'S BOOK - Signed by Steven Isserlis, Judith Hall, Sharon Gould, Academy of St. Martins in the Fields OCTET (various signatures), Andrew Verney, The Halisa Rotter Harp Ensemble (various signatures), The London Serpent Trio (various signatures), Barry Douglas, George Malcolm, Shubert Ensemble (Jane Salmon, William Howard, Paul Barritt), Philip Jones Brass Ensemble (various signatures), Monty Sunshine, The Romantic Violin (Isabelle Flory), Roger Woodward (including doodle of a stave and treble clef), Garden Club of America (various signatures) and a surrealist doodle of a house surrounded by clouds and sky, signed: Joe Gliser(?). Oblong 4to. Tree Calf, with decorative floral borders.

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VISITOR'S BOOK - SIGNED by: Prince Charles and Princess Diana, dated June 2nd 1984 (signed above each other on the same page), Mary F. Rockefeller, Nancy Balfour, Rachel Bowes Lyon, Simon Bowes Lyon, Caroline Bowes Lyon, Rosie Bowes Lyon, Academy of Ancient Music (Alison Barry), Nash Ensemble of London (Judith Pearce, Micahel Collins), Janet Suzman, Ann Jellicoe, Alan Bowness, Margaret Casson, Hugh Casson and Monty Sunshine. Oblong 4to. Tree Calf (lightly rubbed).

Estimate: £500 - £800

Description: VISITOR'S BOOK - SIGNED by: Prince Charles and Princess Diana, dated June 2nd 1984 (signed above each other on the same page), Mary F. Rockefeller, Nancy Balfour, Rachel Bowes Lyon, Simon Bowes Lyon, Caroline Bowes Lyon, Rosie Bowes Lyon, Academy of Ancient Music (Alison Barry), Nash Ensemble of London (Judith Pearce, Micahel Collins), Janet Suzman, Ann Jellicoe, Alan Bowness, Margaret Casson, Hugh Casson and Monty Sunshine. Oblong 4to. Tree Calf (lightly rubbed).

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RAILWAY - A collection of works including: Holyhead Harbour. Reply to Letter Addressed by Charles Wye Williams, Esq. to The Rt. Hon. Viscount Sandon, M.P. ([No place: no pub], 1847). Acts Relating to the London and Birmingham Railway (London: George Eyre, 1837). E. T. MacDermot's History of the Great Western Railway (London: Great Western Railway Company, 1927). 2 volumes. (qty)

Estimate: £80 - £120

Description: RAILWAY - A collection of works including: Holyhead Harbour. Reply to Letter Addressed by Charles Wye Williams, Esq. to The Rt. Hon. Viscount Sandon, M.P. ([No place: no pub], 1847). Acts Relating to the London and Birmingham Railway (London: George Eyre, 1837). E. T. MacDermot's History of the Great Western Railway (London: Great Western Railway Company, 1927). 2 volumes. (qty)

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Encyclopaedia Britannica: or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature. Edinburgh, A. Bell and C. Macfarquhar, 1797. 18 volumes, folio. Engraved plates (occasional light spotting). Contemporary vellum, spines with red morocco labels (extremities rubbed, spine split to volume 18). Third edition. Sold Not Subject to return. (18)

Estimate: £200 - £300

Description: Encyclopaedia Britannica: or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature. Edinburgh, A. Bell and C. Macfarquhar, 1797. 18 volumes, folio. Engraved plates (occasional light spotting). Contemporary vellum, spines with red morocco labels (extremities rubbed, spine split to volume 18). Third edition. Sold Not Subject to return. (18)

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ROIZ de ARAUJO, Father Domingos. MS in Portuguese. 1756. A long and detailed account detailing disputes between Father Caetano Jose and his brothers of the Congregacao de Nossa Senhora da Doutrina (Congregation of Our Lady of Doctrine), part of the Society of Jesus/Jesuits, Sao Roque in West Lisbon, Portugal. Included is an appendix, also in manuscript, reporting facts after the earthquake and the continuous brawl between the Congregation of Doctrine and the Congregacao da Misercordia (Mercy), who became victorious on 31st July 1775, reducing the Congregation of Doctrine to mere 'apparent shadow and smoke' when the King confiscated their assets and they are effectively dissolved. This was the beginning of the end of the Jesuits in Portugal. There are a number of references to the damage done by the earthquake and fire of 1755. Original paw print vellum (chipped and rubbed). With a substantial translation in to English by a native Portuguese speaker.

Description: ROIZ de ARAUJO, Father Domingos. MS in Portuguese. 1756. A long and detailed account detailing disputes between Father Caetano Jose and his brothers of the Congregacao de Nossa Senhora da Doutrina (Congregation of Our Lady of Doctrine), part of the Society of Jesus/Jesuits, Sao Roque in West Lisbon, Portugal. Included is an appendix, also in manuscript, reporting facts after the earthquake and the continuous brawl between the Congregation of Doctrine and the Congregacao da Misercordia (Mercy), who became victorious on 31st July 1775, reducing the Congregation of Doctrine to mere 'apparent shadow and smoke' when the King confiscated their assets and they are effectively dissolved. This was the beginning of the end of the Jesuits in Portugal. There are a number of references to the damage done by the earthquake and fire of 1755. Original paw print vellum (chipped and rubbed). With a substantial translation in to English by a native Portuguese speaker.

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CEYLON TEA - MS. Dimbula Valley (Ceylon) Tea Company Limited. c.1896. Folio. Register of Members and share transfers 1-300 in alphabetical order. Each entry has the name, the shares traded and the address, often with changes/corrections. Names included: The River Plate and General Investment Trust and  Henry Scobie. Original red half calf (worn).

Description: CEYLON TEA - MS. Dimbula Valley (Ceylon) Tea Company Limited. c.1896. Folio. Register of Members and share transfers 1-300 in alphabetical order. Each entry has the name, the shares traded and the address, often with changes/corrections. Names included: The River Plate and General Investment Trust and  Henry Scobie. Original red half calf (worn).

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Ars Medica ex Hippocratis Galenique Thesauris Potissimum Deprompta. Venetiis: Paulum Meiettum, 1588. 8vo. (Occasional staining and spotting). Contemporary vellum, spine titled in an old hand (lightly soiled). A scarce early medical work. With: Claudius Minois' s Commentarii ad Emblemata. [No place: no pub, 1610?]. 8vo. (Lacks all before A1, title page, pp.369-384). [With]: Andreae Alciati in Librum Emblematum Praefatio ad Chronradum Peutingerum Augustanum. (Occasional soiling and spotting). Contemporary calf (boards detached, worn, defective). Sold not subject to return. (2)

Description: Ars Medica ex Hippocratis Galenique Thesauris Potissimum Deprompta. Venetiis: Paulum Meiettum, 1588. 8vo. (Occasional staining and spotting). Contemporary vellum, spine titled in an old hand (lightly soiled). A scarce early medical work. With: Claudius Minois' s Commentarii ad Emblemata. [No place: no pub, 1610?]. 8vo. (Lacks all before A1, title page, pp.369-384). [With]: Andreae Alciati in Librum Emblematum Praefatio ad Chronradum Peutingerum Augustanum. (Occasional soiling and spotting). Contemporary calf (boards detached, worn, defective). Sold not subject to return. (2)

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Children's Employment Commission. Appendix to the Second Report of the Commissioners. Trades and Manufacturers. Part II. London: William Clowes and Sons, 1842. Folio. (Occasional light staining and spotting). Contemporary half vellum (spine chipped, boards worn,  text block detached). With:  Lunacy. Seventh Annual Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy, to The Lord Chancellor, 30 June 1852. [London]: The House of Commons, 1853. 8vo. Original blue printed wrappers, (Final leaf torn with loss, lacking rear blue wrapper, upper wrapper detached, possibly lacking a leaf at the end, as no comparative collation available). The Sixteenth Report of the Commissioners Appointed, concluded on the 10th of July 1805, between the East India Company and the Private Creditors of the late Nabobs of the Carnatic. ([London]: 1820). First Report. Commission of Excise Inquiry. Tea Permits and Surveys. (London: 1833). Report: On Tea Duties. ([London]: 1834). (5)

Description: Children's Employment Commission. Appendix to the Second Report of the Commissioners. Trades and Manufacturers. Part II. London: William Clowes and Sons, 1842. Folio. (Occasional light staining and spotting). Contemporary half vellum (spine chipped, boards worn,  text block detached). With:  Lunacy. Seventh Annual Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy, to The Lord Chancellor, 30 June 1852. [London]: The House of Commons, 1853. 8vo. Original blue printed wrappers, (Final leaf torn with loss, lacking rear blue wrapper, upper wrapper detached, possibly lacking a leaf at the end, as no comparative collation available). The Sixteenth Report of the Commissioners Appointed, concluded on the 10th of July 1805, between the East India Company and the Private Creditors of the late Nabobs of the Carnatic. ([London]: 1820). First Report. Commission of Excise Inquiry. Tea Permits and Surveys. (London: 1833). Report: On Tea Duties. ([London]: 1834). (5)

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MSS. An archive of approximately 100 letters c. 1899-1908, in original mailing envelopes, relating to Canon Cecil Edward Fisher, Vicar of St, Peter's Bournemouth to his son R.W. Cecil Fisher. Discussed in the letters (never replied to by the son), include issues with the son's accommodation in Jersey, affairs of church, parish, family, house & grounds, pets (&c), a mention of a job in Egypt, Knitted helmets for troops, Spion Kop, The Boer War, A Convalescent home for NCO's, Mafeking, false teeth, pigeons and faith healing. (qty)

Description: MSS. An archive of approximately 100 letters c. 1899-1908, in original mailing envelopes, relating to Canon Cecil Edward Fisher, Vicar of St, Peter's Bournemouth to his son R.W. Cecil Fisher. Discussed in the letters (never replied to by the son), include issues with the son's accommodation in Jersey, affairs of church, parish, family, house & grounds, pets (&c), a mention of a job in Egypt, Knitted helmets for troops, Spion Kop, The Boer War, A Convalescent home for NCO's, Mafeking, false teeth, pigeons and faith healing. (qty)

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SHIP'S LOG - THE LEVANT - FORMER SLAVE SHIP. MS. 1798. 136pp. Written by Lavers Alleyn, a slaver from Bristol. The Levant, is known to have been slaving until July 1793 (not to be confused with another HMS Levant laid down in 1813). Including- (on the reverse order sheets) copy letters from Lavers Alleyn to Mr Jacks, a well known slaver and also to Philip Levy of Kingston. Also are references to: Ballycotton Island, County Cork, Barbados, St. Lucia Martinique, The weather and conditions at sea, 'now 8 vessels but frigate not in sight then 6 sail of the fleet', 'Mr Grady the pilot comes on board', property in Jamaica, mention of the Cornwallis, mention of Lloyd's insurance, Visit of Queen, Princess Elizabeth & Duke of Clarence. Folio (ink staining, staining and spotting). Original boards (worn). With: A short summary of some of the entries.

Description: SHIP'S LOG - THE LEVANT - FORMER SLAVE SHIP. MS. 1798. 136pp. Written by Lavers Alleyn, a slaver from Bristol. The Levant, is known to have been slaving until July 1793 (not to be confused with another HMS Levant laid down in 1813). Including- (on the reverse order sheets) copy letters from Lavers Alleyn to Mr Jacks, a well known slaver and also to Philip Levy of Kingston. Also are references to: Ballycotton Island, County Cork, Barbados, St. Lucia Martinique, The weather and conditions at sea, 'now 8 vessels but frigate not in sight then 6 sail of the fleet', 'Mr Grady the pilot comes on board', property in Jamaica, mention of the Cornwallis, mention of Lloyd's insurance, Visit of Queen, Princess Elizabeth & Duke of Clarence. Folio (ink staining, staining and spotting). Original boards (worn). With: A short summary of some of the entries.

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RACKHAM, Arthur (1867-1939, illustrator); Flora Annie STEEL (1847-1929). English Fairy Tales. London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1918. Folio. 16 tipped-in coloured plates by Arthur Rackham, illustrations (occasional light spotting). Original cream pictorial boards, gilt (lightly rubbed). LIMITED EDITION OF 500 COPIES SIGNED BY ARTHUR RACKHAM OF WHICH THIS COPY IS NUMBER 164.

Estimate: £300 - £500

Description: RACKHAM, Arthur (1867-1939, illustrator); Flora Annie STEEL (1847-1929). English Fairy Tales. London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1918. Folio. 16 tipped-in coloured plates by Arthur Rackham, illustrations (occasional light spotting). Original cream pictorial boards, gilt (lightly rubbed). LIMITED EDITION OF 500 COPIES SIGNED BY ARTHUR RACKHAM OF WHICH THIS COPY IS NUMBER 164.

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[MATTHEW, Henry?]. A Friendly Admonition to Drunkards and Tiplers. London: Thomas Parkhurst, 1705. Small 8vo. (Browning and light chipping). Later calf (lightly rubbed, new endpapers). Provenance: Hope Trust (bookplate to verso of title page).

Estimate: £100 - £150

Description: [MATTHEW, Henry?]. A Friendly Admonition to Drunkards and Tiplers. London: Thomas Parkhurst, 1705. Small 8vo. (Browning and light chipping). Later calf (lightly rubbed, new endpapers). Provenance: Hope Trust (bookplate to verso of title page).

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Hippocratis Coi Medicorum Omnium Facile Principis Opera, Quibus Addidimus Commentaria Ioan. Marinelli. Venetiis, Abbundij Menafolij, 1679. Folio. Title page lettered in red and black, engraved device to title page (occasional worming with minor affect to text , browning, staining and spotting). Original vellum, spine titled in an old hand (staining, extremities rubbed). Sold not subject to return.

Estimate: £100 - £150

Description: Hippocratis Coi Medicorum Omnium Facile Principis Opera, Quibus Addidimus Commentaria Ioan. Marinelli. Venetiis, Abbundij Menafolij, 1679. Folio. Title page lettered in red and black, engraved device to title page (occasional worming with minor affect to text , browning, staining and spotting). Original vellum, spine titled in an old hand (staining, extremities rubbed). Sold not subject to return.

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ALEOTTI Battista (transl). (1546-1636). Gli Artificiosi Ecuriosi Moti Spiritali Di Herone. Bologna, Carlo Zenero, 1647. Small 4to. Engraved title page, engravings (title page spotted, occasional light spotting). Later brown cloth (lightly rubbed, new endpapers). A work that details many early, curious scientific inventions of the Renaissance period.  Brunet III, 129

Estimate: £200 - £300

Description: ALEOTTI Battista (transl). (1546-1636). Gli Artificiosi Ecuriosi Moti Spiritali Di Herone. Bologna, Carlo Zenero, 1647. Small 4to. Engraved title page, engravings (title page spotted, occasional light spotting). Later brown cloth (lightly rubbed, new endpapers). A work that details many early, curious scientific inventions of the Renaissance period.  Brunet III, 129

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TOPOGRAPHY/TRAVEL  - [George Tattersall]'s The Lakes of England. London: Sherwood & Co., 1836. 8vo. 41 plates, coloured folding map (torn, with minor loss, spotting). Original purple/brown cloth (backstrip come away from text block, cloth faded).  With: [ANON] The History of Guildford (Guildford, 1801), Charles Davies' Elements of Surveying and Navigation (New York, 1860), Jenkinson's Practical Guide to the English Lake District. (London, 1872), Jules Michelet's The Mountain (London, 1872). Sold not subject to return (5)

Estimate: £80 - £120

Description: TOPOGRAPHY/TRAVEL  - [George Tattersall]'s The Lakes of England. London: Sherwood & Co., 1836. 8vo. 41 plates, coloured folding map (torn, with minor loss, spotting). Original purple/brown cloth (backstrip come away from text block, cloth faded).  With: [ANON] The History of Guildford (Guildford, 1801), Charles Davies' Elements of Surveying and Navigation (New York, 1860), Jenkinson's Practical Guide to the English Lake District. (London, 1872), Jules Michelet's The Mountain (London, 1872). Sold not subject to return (5)

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MAGIC - Theodora Cook's The Curves of Life Being an Account of Spiral Formations and their Application to Growth in Nature, to Science and to Art. London: Constable and Company Ltd., 1914. 4to. Frontispiece of Rodan, The Thinker, illustrations (occasional light spotting). Original grey dust jacket, (chipped and lightly spotted). Provenance: Roger Makins (signature). With: Harry Houdini's The Right Way to do Wrong An Expose. (Boston, 1906). Sir Walter Scott's Demonology and Witchcraft. (London, 1868), Dan McKenzie's Aromatics and the Soul (London, 1923). (5)

Estimate: £80 - £120

Description: MAGIC - Theodora Cook's The Curves of Life Being an Account of Spiral Formations and their Application to Growth in Nature, to Science and to Art. London: Constable and Company Ltd., 1914. 4to. Frontispiece of Rodan, The Thinker, illustrations (occasional light spotting). Original grey dust jacket, (chipped and lightly spotted). Provenance: Roger Makins (signature). With: Harry Houdini's The Right Way to do Wrong An Expose. (Boston, 1906). Sir Walter Scott's Demonology and Witchcraft. (London, 1868), Dan McKenzie's Aromatics and the Soul (London, 1923). (5)

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VON HERBERSTEIN, Sigismund (1486-1566). Rerum Moscoviticarum Commentarii Sigismundi Liberi Baronis in Herberstain, Neyperg, & Guettenhag: Russiae, & quae nuc eius metropolis est, Moscouiae, breuissima descripto. Basle: Ioan- nem Oporinum, 1556. Folio. 3 double page woodcut maps/plans, 1 folding plate, 6 woodcut illustrations in the text (staining throughout, 9 leaves repaired to bottom right hand corner with minor loss to text, last index leaf trimmed and laid down, text ending on

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Description: VON HERBERSTEIN, Sigismund (1486-1566). Rerum Moscoviticarum Commentarii Sigismundi Liberi Baronis in Herberstain, Neyperg, & Guettenhag: Russiae, & quae nuc eius metropolis est, Moscouiae, breuissima descripto. Basle: Ioan- nem Oporinum, 1556. Folio. 3 double page woodcut maps/plans, 1 folding plate, 6 woodcut illustrations in the text (staining throughout, 9 leaves repaired to bottom right hand corner with minor loss to text, last index leaf trimmed and laid down, text ending on "Mense Augusto"). Later 18th century calf (rubbed, new endpapers). Provenance:  marginalia in an old hand.

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ETHIOPIAN RELIGIOUS MANUSCRIPT (VELLUM). c. 17th-18th century (?). Folio. 9 illustrations, text in two columns (some chipping, lacking a few leaves as incomplete at beginning and end. 17th-18th century calf tooled in blind (backstrip lacking, boards detached, worn).

Estimate: £100 - £200

Description: ETHIOPIAN RELIGIOUS MANUSCRIPT (VELLUM). c. 17th-18th century (?). Folio. 9 illustrations, text in two columns (some chipping, lacking a few leaves as incomplete at beginning and end. 17th-18th century calf tooled in blind (backstrip lacking, boards detached, worn).

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MRS WILLIAMS. The Phantom; or, Mysteries of the Castle. London: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1825. 8vo. (Lightly browned). Contemporary half calf (worn). RARE: No copy of this early 19th century novel recorded in COPAC, only one traceable copy on-line.

Estimate: £70 - £100

Description: MRS WILLIAMS. The Phantom; or, Mysteries of the Castle. London: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1825. 8vo. (Lightly browned). Contemporary half calf (worn). RARE: No copy of this early 19th century novel recorded in COPAC, only one traceable copy on-line.

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The Tryal of Mary Blandy, Spinster for the Murder of her Father, Francis Blandy, Gent...Before the Honorable Heneage Legge, Esq, and Sir Sydney Stafford Smythe, Knt. London: John and James Rivington, 1752. Folio. (Occasional light spotting and chipping). Later quarter calf (rubbed).

Estimate: £100 - £150

Description: The Tryal of Mary Blandy, Spinster for the Murder of her Father, Francis Blandy, Gent...Before the Honorable Heneage Legge, Esq, and Sir Sydney Stafford Smythe, Knt. London: John and James Rivington, 1752. Folio. (Occasional light spotting and chipping). Later quarter calf (rubbed).

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Oates's Manifesto; or, the Complaint of Titus Oates Against the Doctor of Salamanca; and the Same Doctor against Titus Oates: Comprized in a Dialogue Between the Said Persons, on Occasion of some Inconsistent Evidence Given about the Horrid and Damnable Popish Plot. London: R. L., 1683. Folio (lightly browned). Later red half roan (worn).

Estimate: £80 - £120

Description: Oates's Manifesto; or, the Complaint of Titus Oates Against the Doctor of Salamanca; and the Same Doctor against Titus Oates: Comprized in a Dialogue Between the Said Persons, on Occasion of some Inconsistent Evidence Given about the Horrid and Damnable Popish Plot. London: R. L., 1683. Folio (lightly browned). Later red half roan (worn).

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18TH/19TH CENTURY LITERATURE- Including a manuscript copy c. 1720  of  Thomas Shelton's Tachygraphy. The most exact and compendious method of short and swift writing that hath ever yet been published by any. 8vo. (first leaf repaired with some loss). later 19th century roan tooled in blind (rubbed). Provenance: (inscription) 'Edmund Fletcher's Book 1720'. This work details the art of short hand writing. With: The Life of Princess Louisa (Madame Louise) of France, Daughter of Louis XV. King of France: A Carmelite Nun. (Salisbury, 1808) 2 volumes. Memoirs of Captain Rock (London, 1824). (4)

Estimate: £100 - £150

Description: 18TH/19TH CENTURY LITERATURE- Including a manuscript copy c. 1720  of  Thomas Shelton's Tachygraphy. The most exact and compendious method of short and swift writing that hath ever yet been published by any. 8vo. (first leaf repaired with some loss). later 19th century roan tooled in blind (rubbed). Provenance: (inscription) 'Edmund Fletcher's Book 1720'. This work details the art of short hand writing. With: The Life of Princess Louisa (Madame Louise) of France, Daughter of Louis XV. King of France: A Carmelite Nun. (Salisbury, 1808) 2 volumes. Memoirs of Captain Rock (London, 1824). (4)

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RUSKIN, John (1819-1900). The Stones of Venice. London: Smith, Elder and Co., [1873-74]. 4to. 3 volumes. 53 plates (occasional light spotting). Contemporary half green roan (rubbed). (UNSTATED) LIMITED EDITION OF 1500 COPIES. SIGNED BY RUSKIN AT THE END OF THE PREFACE. (3)

Estimate: £100 - £150

Description: RUSKIN, John (1819-1900). The Stones of Venice. London: Smith, Elder and Co., [1873-74]. 4to. 3 volumes. 53 plates (occasional light spotting). Contemporary half green roan (rubbed). (UNSTATED) LIMITED EDITION OF 1500 COPIES. SIGNED BY RUSKIN AT THE END OF THE PREFACE. (3)

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RECIPE BOOK. MS. c. 1760-1780. A  collection of recipes and remedies including: Raspberry Vinegar, Strawberry Cakes, Lemon Mince Pies, Pickling Walnuts and Ginger Wine. [With], recipes in MS on folded paper, loosely inserted (pages browned and spotted). Original vellum (soiled). Provenance: 'For H. Ward H Hill' (inscribed on front board).

Estimate: £100 - £150

Description: RECIPE BOOK. MS. c. 1760-1780. A  collection of recipes and remedies including: Raspberry Vinegar, Strawberry Cakes, Lemon Mince Pies, Pickling Walnuts and Ginger Wine. [With], recipes in MS on folded paper, loosely inserted (pages browned and spotted). Original vellum (soiled). Provenance: 'For H. Ward H Hill' (inscribed on front board).

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The Important and Eventful Trial of Queen Caroline, Consort of George IV. For

Estimate: £80 - £120

Description: The Important and Eventful Trial of Queen Caroline, Consort of George IV. For "Adulterous Intercourse" with Bartolomo Bergami. London: Geo. Smeeton, 1820. Large 8vo. 9 plates (as called for), with an additional plate (folding): "The Queen's Trial in the House of Peers"  (occasional light spotting). Later half calf (rubbed, new endpapers).

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[MACNISH, William.?] Confessions of an Unexecuted Femicide. Glasgow: W.R.M'Phun, 1827. 8vo. 24pp. (Occasional light spotting and browning). Later cream/tan boards (soiled). With a collection of late 19th century pamphlets (bound) printed in Dublin: Thomas Olden's  On The Culebath (Dublin, 1885) The Paten of Gourdon (Dublin, 1896). Provenance: Olivia Olden (signature on front pastedown). T. Olden (signature to the second mentioned pamphlet). With one other work. Sold not subject to return (3)

Estimate: £80 - £120

Description: [MACNISH, William.?] Confessions of an Unexecuted Femicide. Glasgow: W.R.M'Phun, 1827. 8vo. 24pp. (Occasional light spotting and browning). Later cream/tan boards (soiled). With a collection of late 19th century pamphlets (bound) printed in Dublin: Thomas Olden's  On The Culebath (Dublin, 1885) The Paten of Gourdon (Dublin, 1896). Provenance: Olivia Olden (signature on front pastedown). T. Olden (signature to the second mentioned pamphlet). With one other work. Sold not subject to return (3)

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LINDLEY, John (1799-1865). Ladies' Botany: A Familiar Introduction To the Study of the Natural System of Botany. London: James Ridgway and Sons, 1834. 8vo. 50 hand-coloured plates (occasional light spotting and browning). Later quarter green calf (rubbed, new endpapers). With two other works of related interest. (3)

Estimate: £100 - £200

Description: LINDLEY, John (1799-1865). Ladies' Botany: A Familiar Introduction To the Study of the Natural System of Botany. London: James Ridgway and Sons, 1834. 8vo. 50 hand-coloured plates (occasional light spotting and browning). Later quarter green calf (rubbed, new endpapers). With two other works of related interest. (3)

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Kirby's Wonderful; and Eccentric Museum; or, Magazine of Remarkable Characters. London: R.S. Kirby, 1820. 8vo. Volumes: 2, 5 and 6 only (of 6). Engraved plates (occasional light spotting). Contemporary, though later half calf (volume 5 text-block come away from backstrip). With: The Lady's Magazine or Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex, Appropriated soley to their Use and Amusement. Vol.XLV. London: G. & S. Robinson, [1814?].  8vo. (lacking two plates, occasional light spotting). Sold as collection of plates not subject to return (4)

Estimate: £70 - £100

Description: Kirby's Wonderful; and Eccentric Museum; or, Magazine of Remarkable Characters. London: R.S. Kirby, 1820. 8vo. Volumes: 2, 5 and 6 only (of 6). Engraved plates (occasional light spotting). Contemporary, though later half calf (volume 5 text-block come away from backstrip). With: The Lady's Magazine or Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex, Appropriated soley to their Use and Amusement. Vol.XLV. London: G. & S. Robinson, [1814?].  8vo. (lacking two plates, occasional light spotting). Sold as collection of plates not subject to return (4)

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TOLKIEN, J. R. R. (1892-1973).  The Hobbit or There and Back Again. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1937. 8vo. Half title, wood-engraved frontispiece of

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Description: TOLKIEN, J. R. R. (1892-1973).  The Hobbit or There and Back Again. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1937. 8vo. Half title, wood-engraved frontispiece of "The Hill: Hobbiton across the Water" and one plate, 8 wood-engraved illustrations, all but one full-page, by the author, 2-pages of publisher's advertisements at the end (light spot to upper margin of half title, frontispiece and title, some light marginal spotting and staining to a few text leaves and one full-page illustration). Original green pictorial cloth with a design in dark green by the author, "Thror's Map" on the front endpapers and "Wilderland" on the rear endpapers, after the author, both printed in red and black (without the dust-jacket, the cloth uniformly but lightly spotted, section of spine torn and lifting, lower joints torn, some fraying with slight loss to head and foot of spine, corners a little bumped). Provenance: Colin Anson (inconspicuous signature to front pastedown). FIRST EDITION. RARE. 1,500 copies were printed. Hammond & Anderson A3.

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BACON, Francis (1909-92). Derrière le Miroir, no. 162. France:  Maeght, 1966. Folio. 7 chromolithographs (including front cover) illustrations. Original illustrated wrappers (chipping to the spine). Provenance: Inscribed separately by Muriel Belcher and Henrietta Moraes and dedicated 'To Tom Tit'.

Estimate: £150 - £250

Description: BACON, Francis (1909-92). Derrière le Miroir, no. 162. France:  Maeght, 1966. Folio. 7 chromolithographs (including front cover) illustrations. Original illustrated wrappers (chipping to the spine). Provenance: Inscribed separately by Muriel Belcher and Henrietta Moraes and dedicated 'To Tom Tit'.

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THOMPSON, C.J.S. (1862- 1943). Poison Romance and Poison Mysteries. London: The Scientific Press Ld., 1899. 8vo. (Occasional light spotting). Original green pictorial cloth, gilt (lightly rubbed). PRESENTATION COPY: 'To my dear wife from C.J. Thompson March 25. 1899. FIRST EDITION.

Estimate: £80 - £120

Description: THOMPSON, C.J.S. (1862- 1943). Poison Romance and Poison Mysteries. London: The Scientific Press Ld., 1899. 8vo. (Occasional light spotting). Original green pictorial cloth, gilt (lightly rubbed). PRESENTATION COPY: 'To my dear wife from C.J. Thompson March 25. 1899. FIRST EDITION.

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MARK, Amy; Bernard SLEIGH. The Sea King's Daughter The Flower's Heaven Night Winds. Birmingham: G. Napier & Company, 1895. 8vo. Wood engravings(Occasional light spotting, browning to endpapers). Original green cloth, titled in gilt. With Ambrose Philips' The Illustrations of William Blake for Thornton's Virgil (London, 1937). (2)

Estimate: £100 - £150

Description: MARK, Amy; Bernard SLEIGH. The Sea King's Daughter The Flower's Heaven Night Winds. Birmingham: G. Napier & Company, 1895. 8vo. Wood engravings(Occasional light spotting, browning to endpapers). Original green cloth, titled in gilt. With Ambrose Philips' The Illustrations of William Blake for Thornton's Virgil (London, 1937). (2)

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GLENCONNEE, Pamela (1871-1928). The Earthen Vessel. London: John Lane, 1921. 8vo. (Occasional light spotting). Contemporary brown morocco, ruled in gilt (lightly rubbed). Provenance: Pamela (bookplate). With a small monochrome photograph of Pamela Glenconnee's son Edmund Wyndham Tennnant (1897-1916) loosely inserted, inscribed under the image 'Edmund Wyndham Tennant September 1916'. Dimensions of photo: 100 x 160 mm.

Estimate: £60 - £80

Description: GLENCONNEE, Pamela (1871-1928). The Earthen Vessel. London: John Lane, 1921. 8vo. (Occasional light spotting). Contemporary brown morocco, ruled in gilt (lightly rubbed). Provenance: Pamela (bookplate). With a small monochrome photograph of Pamela Glenconnee's son Edmund Wyndham Tennnant (1897-1916) loosely inserted, inscribed under the image 'Edmund Wyndham Tennant September 1916'. Dimensions of photo: 100 x 160 mm.

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LEIGH FERMOR, Patrick (1915-2011). Between the Woods and the Water. London: John Murray, 1986. 8vo. Original blue pictorial cloth, gilt, with blue, green and brown illustrated dust-jacket (lightly chipped). PRESENTATION COPY:

Estimate: £70 - £100

Description: LEIGH FERMOR, Patrick (1915-2011). Between the Woods and the Water. London: John Murray, 1986. 8vo. Original blue pictorial cloth, gilt, with blue, green and brown illustrated dust-jacket (lightly chipped). PRESENTATION COPY: "For John Craxton, Patrick Leigh Fermor". FIRST EDITION.

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PERCEVAL, Right Hon. Spencer (1762-1812). The Genuine Book, an Inquiry, or Delicate Investigation into the Conduct of Her Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. London: R. Edwards, 1813. 8vo. Engravings (occasional light spotting). Contemporary calf (upper board detached, worn). With a collection of other works of related interest including; The Defence of Her Majesty the Queen, Against the Charges which Malice, Supported by Perjury , Brought Against Her Majesty, When Princess of Wales in the Year 1806 (London, 1820), The Bardon Papers (London, 1909), The History of Henry Earl of Moreland (Manchester, 1812), Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth (London, 1818). 2 vols. The Royal Exile...Queen Caroline (London, 1820). Sold not subject to return. (8)

Estimate: £80 - £120

Description: PERCEVAL, Right Hon. Spencer (1762-1812). The Genuine Book, an Inquiry, or Delicate Investigation into the Conduct of Her Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. London: R. Edwards, 1813. 8vo. Engravings (occasional light spotting). Contemporary calf (upper board detached, worn). With a collection of other works of related interest including; The Defence of Her Majesty the Queen, Against the Charges which Malice, Supported by Perjury , Brought Against Her Majesty, When Princess of Wales in the Year 1806 (London, 1820), The Bardon Papers (London, 1909), The History of Henry Earl of Moreland (Manchester, 1812), Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth (London, 1818). 2 vols. The Royal Exile...Queen Caroline (London, 1820). Sold not subject to return. (8)

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Estimate: £100 - £150

Description: PASOLINI Count Pier Desiderio; Paul SYLVESTER [Pauline Schletter]. Catherine Sforza. London: William Heinemann, 1898. 4to. (Occasional spotting). Original quarter vellum with green boards (bumped, worn). Provenance: Helen E. Schletter (bookplate), E.M. P.S. [Pauline Schletter?]. [With]: ALS. from Pier Desiderio Pasolini tipped in on to the front endpaper: 'Dear Miss Annie, Last evening I met Mr Cottran and he told me that your dear Sister Pauline was no more....! I remembered, as you can easily imagine, deeply touched by this sad announcement. I had always a remembrance of poor Miss Pauline and of you, and I was so grateful to your poor sister fir the honour she had made to me in translating so well my book Catherine Atorza..... Pier Desiderio Pasolini ". With Three other works: Michael West's Clairdelune (Coventry, [1913?]), William Knighton's Elihu Jan's Story (London, 1865), The Gentle Art of Making Enemies (London, [n.d]. (4)

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ZEGADLOWICZA, Emila. Podkowa Na Progu. W Oficynie Florenckiej Tyszkiewiczow: Roku Panskiego: 1932. Folio. Parts 14 engravings, (occasional light spotting). Loose parts- not bound. With; S.F. Tyszkiewicz's Fiorenza, Florencja - [no pub], 1928. Folio. 12 engravings (occasional light spotting). Bound together with rope. (2)

Estimate: £150 - £200

Description: ZEGADLOWICZA, Emila. Podkowa Na Progu. W Oficynie Florenckiej Tyszkiewiczow: Roku Panskiego: 1932. Folio. Parts 14 engravings, (occasional light spotting). Loose parts- not bound. With; S.F. Tyszkiewicz's Fiorenza, Florencja - [no pub], 1928. Folio. 12 engravings (occasional light spotting). Bound together with rope. (2)

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SUKIENNICKA, Halina (1906-1998). Czarne I Biale. Rysunki. London: Spolecznosc Akademicka Uniwersytetu Stefana Batorego W Wilnie, 1968. Folio, 15 monochrome plates. Original cream printed wrappers. PRESENTATION COPY from Halina Sukiennicka, dated London 1968.

Estimate: £100 - £150

Description: SUKIENNICKA, Halina (1906-1998). Czarne I Biale. Rysunki. London: Spolecznosc Akademicka Uniwersytetu Stefana Batorego W Wilnie, 1968. Folio, 15 monochrome plates. Original cream printed wrappers. PRESENTATION COPY from Halina Sukiennicka, dated London 1968.

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Estimate: £200 - £300

Description: ORIGINAL SATIRICAL DRAWINGS  - c.1920's-30's. A small collections of pen and ink sketches, artists in the collection include 'Hynes', Gladys Peto, E.F. Hiscocks, H. Cowham, Harry Rountree ("Primitive Horse. "Where's That Swamp"). A number of the pieces are marked up with dimensions in pencil and are believed to have been produced for Punch Magazine or a similar publication; one of the drawings has an ink stamp on the verso: "J. L. Arthur 1 Gough Square, Fleet Street, EC4" and a label for Cotterill & Cromb, Strand WC2".

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ETHIOPIAN RELIGIOUS MS -  c.18th/19th Century. A small prayer book (believed to be). 75mm x 120mm.  Inscribed in black and red ink, with three religious drawings (one loosely inserted and slightly larger). Original engraved metal case (rubbed and slightly worn).

Estimate: £80 - £120

Description: ETHIOPIAN RELIGIOUS MS -  c.18th/19th Century. A small prayer book (believed to be). 75mm x 120mm.  Inscribed in black and red ink, with three religious drawings (one loosely inserted and slightly larger). Original engraved metal case (rubbed and slightly worn).

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Description: LE FANU, J. Sheridan (1814-73). The Watcher and Other Weird Stories, with Twenty-one Illustrations. London: Downey & Co., [1894]. 8vo. Green pictorial endpapers, illustrations in the text (occasional light spotting). Original brown pictorial cloth, black and silver (backstrip partially present, corners bumped, hinges split, text block weak in places). Preface dated November 1894, with adverts bound in at the rear [8 pp.] Usually found with grey/silver cloth. FIRST EDITION (?)

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MISCELLANY - Including the Occult: Sir Walter Scott's: 'Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft' (London, 1831), M.R. James' Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (London, 1905, 2 impression), Roger Pater's Mystic Voices (London, 1923), Baron de Montesquieu's The Temple of Gnidus (London, [n.d]). Sold not subject to return. (16)

Estimate: £100 - £150

Description: MISCELLANY - Including the Occult: Sir Walter Scott's: 'Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft' (London, 1831), M.R. James' Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (London, 1905, 2 impression), Roger Pater's Mystic Voices (London, 1923), Baron de Montesquieu's The Temple of Gnidus (London, [n.d]). Sold not subject to return. (16)

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AINSWORTH, W. Harrison (1805-82). Windsor Castle. A Historical Romance. London: Henry Colburn, 1844. 8vo. (Title illustration detached and chipped, occasional light spotting). Contemporary calf (upper board detached). [With]: ALS, tipped on to front endpaper:

Estimate: £150 - £200

Description: AINSWORTH, W. Harrison (1805-82). Windsor Castle. A Historical Romance. London: Henry Colburn, 1844. 8vo. (Title illustration detached and chipped, occasional light spotting). Contemporary calf (upper board detached). [With]: ALS, tipped on to front endpaper: "My dear Sir, as I believe my story "Merry England" is now published, I have directed W. Birbles  (?) to call upon you, and shall feel obliged if you will give...an order for five copies, or let him have theirs. The copy I propose to send for review is the...guardian another copy will be lent K. Chetham Library...a kind...to Dr Ainsworth to whom the work is dedicated....Believe me very kindly yours W. Harrison Ainsworth...I have received willing from hep (?) Dickens & Evans".

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