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Auction Description for Dreweatts: Printed Books and Manuscripts
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Tuesay 4th March 9.30am-5.30pm. Wednesday 5th March 9.30am-7.30pm Thursday 6th March from 9.30am.
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Printed Books and Manuscripts

(230 Lots)

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury


230 lots | 196 with images

March 6, 2014

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Sacrobosco (Johannes de) - Sphaera Mundi,

Lot 1: Sacrobosco (Johannes de) - Sphaera Mundi,

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Description: Sacrobosco (Johannes de) - Sphaera Mundi, [probably edited by Johannes Lucilius Santritter], 58 ff., 32 lines, Roman type, initial full-page woodcut of an armillary sphere, 61 woodcut astronomical diagrams (probably by Santritter), 7 of these partially colour-printed in olive, yellow-brown and red , woodcut decorative initials, occasional early ink marginalia, woodcut of armillary sphere with a few small repairs and neatly window-mounted into old paper (almost imperceptibly recto), several (mostly minor) marginal repairs (including to a couple of short marginal tears), a few spots, modern calf, gilt spine in compartments, [BMC V, 290; Goff J-406; HC 14111; Sander 6662], small 4to, [Venice], [Erhard Ratdolt], [before 4th November, 1485]. One of the earliest examples of colour printing, Sphaera mundi is a cornerstone of medieval astronomy. This edition contains several woodcuts not included in Ratdolt s 1482 edition. Based on the work of Ptolemy and various middle eastern commentaries it was first studied and taught at the University of Paris and was soon required reading across Europe. Divided into four chapters it first defines a sphere and its cycles, the rising and settings of the signs and finally the movements of the sun and other planets.

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Cicero (Marcus Tullius) - de Amicicia: de Senectute & Paradoxis,

Lot 2: Cicero (Marcus Tullius) - de Amicicia: de Senectute & Paradoxis,

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Description: Cicero (Marcus Tullius) - de Amicicia: de Senectute & Paradoxis, title in red and black, woodcut historiated initials, occasional early ink marginalia, 17th century ink notes and ownership inscription to final blank, title with area of worming, frayed and repaired, loss of few letters verso, small wormhole (diminishing in size) to A2-4, loss of a few letters, a few marginal repairs, water-stained, old marbled boards, rebacked in vellum, some3 worming, rubbed, [Not in Adams; EDIT 16 CNCE 14567], a rare edition, folio, [Venice], [In edibus Magistri Jacobi Pencii Leuco], [1502].

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Bishop of Fossombrone . De recta paschae celebratione

Lot 3: Bishop of Fossombrone . De recta paschae celebratione

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Description: Bishop of Fossombrone . De recta paschae celebratione Bishop of Fossombrone . De recta paschae celebratione: et de die passionis Domini nostri Iesu Christi , first edition , calendars printed in red and black, xylographic title, woodcut arms of Pope Leo X to verso of title and at foot of a2, full-page woodcut of the crucifixion, 4 metal-cut decorative borders, woodcut decorative initials and printer's device to verso of final f., lacking final blank, b5 probably from another copy (washed and skilfully inserted), sig.c loose, some water-staining (mostly marginal), more consistent to sigs. 2B to end, heavier to lower corners of 2F , worm trace to lower margin of sig.F, smaller worm trace to lower margin of 2D1-4 (mostly repaired), some staining, later vellum, soiled, [Adams P504; Mortimer, Italian, 363], folio, [Fossombrone], [Ottaviano de' Petrucci], [1513]. The first major work from Petrucci's press at Fossombrone and indeed the first non-musical book to be printed in the town. It concerns the subject of calendar reform and was prepared for the consideration of the fifth Lateran Council.

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Silius Italicus. - De Bello Punico Secundo XVII Libri,

Lot 4: Silius Italicus. - De Bello Punico Secundo XVII Libri,

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Description: Silius Italicus. - De Bello Punico Secundo XVII Libri, woodcut printer's device to title and verso of otherwise blank f., initial spaces with guide-letters, short repaired tear to lower margin of u1, outer margins spotted or foxed, occasional spotting within text, later calf, sympathetically rebacked in modern calf in compartments, richly gilt, corners repaired, covers scuffed, g.e., [Adams S1134; Renouard, Des Aldes, 98:6; Censimento 16 CNCE 37706], 8vo, [Venice], [in aedibus Aldi, et Andreae soceri], [1523]. With an extra 84 verses in book VIII, which had been recently discovered in France, in comparison with the Giunta edition of 1515 on which this is based.

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Erasmus (Desiderius) - Julius. Dialogus viri cuiuspiam eruditissimi...,

Lot 5: Erasmus (Desiderius) - Julius. Dialogus viri cuiuspiam eruditissimi...,

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Description: Erasmus (Desiderius) - Julius. Dialogus viri cuiuspiam eruditissimi..., 32ff., woodcut initial, crisp copy in 19th century boards, covers rubbed and a little stained, preserved in cloth drop-back box, [Ferguson 1; Seidel Menchi 14; VD-16 L1513; not in Adams], 8vo, [Wittemberg, Hans Lufft], c.1536. Though favoured by Ferguson as the basis for his edition of Julius Exclusus , this edition was actually published by Hans Lufft nearly two decades after the first. This satirical work on the abuses of Church authority, describing an imaginary confrontation between St Peter and the recently deceased Pope Julius II, rarely appears on the market in any early edition.

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Dolet (Etienne) - De re navali liber ad Lazarvm Bayfivm,

Lot 6: Dolet (Etienne) - De re navali liber ad Lazarvm Bayfivm,

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Description: Dolet (Etienne) - De re navali liber ad Lazarvm Bayfivm, first edition , woodcut device on title, another on verso of final blank leaf, 2 large woodcut initials, some marginal repairs, modern vellum boards, [Adams D763], 4to, Lyon, Seb. Gryphius, 1537. Scarce work comprising extracts of articles on ships from Dolet's Commentarium Linguae Latinae. It was published as a refutation of Charles Estienne's accusation of plagiarism from Lazare de Baif. Only one copy (Scott-Abrams in 1989) at auction in 35 years.

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Cicero (Marcus Tullius) - Librorum Philosophicorum,

Lot 7: Cicero (Marcus Tullius) - Librorum Philosophicorum,

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Description: Cicero (Marcus Tullius) - Librorum Philosophicorum, edited by Johannes Sturm, 2 vol., woodcut printer's devices to titles and versos of final ff., capital spaces with guide-letters, vol.2 vii & viii and ai blank, early ink ink marginalia throughout and notes to endpapers (including an ms. index in both vol.), occasional spotting, a few small stains, vol.1 early ms. used in binding, vol.1 lower joint cracked, contemporary blind-stamped vellum, lacking ties, small piece missing from upper joint of vol.1, both vol. soiled [not in Adams], 8vo, [Strasburg], [apud Wendelinum Rihelium], [1541]. A rare edition, edited by the important German educator Sturm, who was influential in the formation of the Gymnasium system of secondary education.

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Aristotle. - Peri Psyches bibloi treis

Lot 8: Aristotle. - Peri Psyches bibloi treis

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Description: Aristotle. - Peri Psyches bibloi treis [ graece ]. De Anima libri tres, dedication copy ?, Greek text, device at end, marginal tears to A8, small stain to title, stain to lower margin of sig a, little marking elsewhere, early onwership inscription on title, with 2 stamps and a hand-coloured coat-of-arms at foot, contemporary calf, covers gilt, with borders surrounding central panels, with, on upper cover coats-of-arms under an abbot's mitre, and on lower cover St Nicholas, rubbed and scuffed, rebacked, clasps missing, 8vo, Basle, J.Hervagius , 1544. Printed dedication to 'D. Nicolao Abbati Zvvifaltensi', with the abbey's ownership inscription 'Mon[aster]ii Zwifaltensis', and stamp on title, and the abbey's arms and abbot's patron saint on the binding; also on title stamp of the Konigliche Hand Bibliothek of the kingdom of Württemberg, and unidentified coloured arms. Zwieftalen Abbey, a Benedictine monastery near Reutlingen in Baden-Württemberg, founded 1089, made an Imperial Abbey in 1750, and dissolved in 1802.

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Finé (Oronce) - Liber de Geometria Practica,

Lot 9: Finé (Oronce) - Liber de Geometria Practica,

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Description: Finé (Oronce) - Liber de Geometria Practica, James Orchard Halliwell's copy , woodcut illustrations and diagrams, lacking final blank, outer margin of title trimmed to just before end of text, water-stained, a few ink spots, new endpapers, contemporary calf, blind-stamped arabesque centre-pieces, rebacked, corners worn, rubbed, [Adams F465], small 4to, Strassburg, [Georg Messershmidt for Knobloch], 1544. Orchard Halliwell, later Halliwell-Phillipps (upon his marriage to the daughter of the great book and manuscript collector Sir Thomas Phillipps) was a Shakesperean scholar and collector of English nursery rhymes and fairy tales. During his life he was accused of stealing manuscripts from Trinity College, Cambridge, as well as books from the library of Phillipps.

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Valerius Maximus (Gaius) - Dictorum Factorumque Memorabilium Exempla,

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Description: Valerius Maximus (Gaius) - Dictorum Factorumque Memorabilium Exempla, title with woodcut printer's device, initials spaces with guide-letters, lacking final blank, partially erased 17th and 18th century ink ownership inscriptions to title, occasional spotting, 17th century calf, gilt spine in compartments, spine ends chipped, corners worn, rubbed and scuffed, [Adams V108; Renouard, Estienne, I:65], 8vo, Paris, Robert Estienne, 1544 [but 1545]. A writer of historical anecdotes during the reign of Tiberius.

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Varchi (Benedetto) - Orazione Funerale, sopra la Morte del Signore Stefano Colonna da Palestrina,

Lot 11: Varchi (Benedetto) - Orazione Funerale, sopra la Morte del Signore Stefano Colonna da Palestrina,

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Description: Varchi (Benedetto) - Orazione Funerale, sopra la Morte del Signore Stefano Colonna da Palestrina, woodcut device on title, Florence, 1548; bound with Orazione Funerale sopra la morte dell'Illustrissima, & Eccellentissima Signora Madonna Maria Salviata de'Medici , woodcut initials, final blank present, Florence, 1549, later calf, spine gilt, lacking label, a little rubbed, [Edit 16 CNCE 34567 and CNCE 46833] ; and an Elzevir imprint in 19th century red morocco, 8vo and 16mo (2) Varchi also wrote the funeral orations for Michelangelo (1564) and Pietro Bembo (1546).

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Lot 12: Cordier (Mathurin) - Commentarius pueroru de quotidiano sermone,

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Description: Cordier (Mathurin) - Commentarius pueroru de quotidiano sermone, text in Latin and French, title with woodcut printer's device, 2e4 blank, front free endpaper loose, title and final f. foxed, occasional spotting, lightly browned, 17th century panelled calf, rebacked, corners repaired, [Adams C2616], 8vo, Paris, Robert Estienne, 1550. A rare Estienne-printed schoolbook with a good provenance. It was not seen by Renouard; nor is it in Schreiber. Cordier was considered to be a brilliant teacher and held positions at Nevers and Lausanne. He taught and later taught with John Calvin. It was the printer of the present work, Robert Estienne, who persuaded him to convert to protestantism. Provenance: Elizabeth Armstrong (Estienne scholar); Delamere House, Northwich, Cheshire. (booklabel and bookplate).

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Ringhieri (Innocentio) - Cento Giuochi Liberali, et d'Ingegno,

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Description: Ringhieri (Innocentio) - Cento Giuochi Liberali, et d'Ingegno, title with large woodcut printer's device, woodcut initials, lacking SS3 & 4 (woodcut device and final blank), rather stained, slight marginal worming to last few leaves, modern half stained vellum, [Adams 564], 4to, Bologna, Anselmo Giaccarelli, 1551.

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Lot 14: Petrarca (Francesco) - Il Petrarcha...,

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Description: Petrarca (Francesco) - Il Petrarcha..., 2 parts in 1, first title within ornate woodcut architectural border, second title with large woodcut printer's device, woodcut decorative initials, 20th century half calf, spine gilt, [Not in Adams; EDIT 16 CNCE 27048], Venice, Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari, 1553; and 2 others, Guicciardini's La Historia d'Italia, 1565 and a Poliziano, v.s. (3)

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Medici (Lorenzo de) - Poesie Volgari,

Lot 15: Medici (Lorenzo de) - Poesie Volgari,

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Description: Medici (Lorenzo de) - Poesie Volgari, first edition , woodcut printer's device to title and verso of final f., large woodcut historiated initial, as with most copies without the suppressed ff. O5-8 (as noted by Renouard 'Presque tous les exemplaires sont mutilés de cinq chansons (Canzoni) dans la feuille O'), water-stained, 19th century armorial vellum, spine gilt and with double morocco labels, lightly soiled, [Adams M1005; Ahmanson-Murphy 473; Renouard 162:23; EDIT 16 CNCE 27192], 8vo, Venice, [in Casa de' Figlivoli di Aldo], 1554. The scarce first edition of Lorenzo de' Medici's poems and poetic commentary. 'Lorenzo the Magnificent' was a diplomat, politician and patron of scholars, artists (including Leonardo da Vinci, Sandro Botticelli and Michaelangelo Buonarotti), and poets.

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Cartari (Vincenzo) - Imagines Deorum, qui ab Antiquis Colebantur,

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Description: Cartari (Vincenzo) - Imagines Deorum, qui ab Antiquis Colebantur, first edition of Du Verdier's Latin translation (issue with Honorat's device and imprint), title with woodcut printer's device, woodcut portrait of Du Verdier to verso of *4, woodcut illustrations (near full-page), lacking 2O2, lengthy neat onwership of 'Joannes Legrande' (Jesuit)dated 1617 to front free endpaper, 2 small wormholes (reducing to 1) to lower margins, early ff. with a little water-staining at head, occasional spotting, section of contemporary ms. used in binding, attractive contemporary calf, gilt, laurel wreath centre-pieces, within wide scrolling outer borders, spine with repeated border design, rubbed and scuffed, [Adams C-784; Mortimer, French, 129], Lyon, [Guichard Juleron for] Bartholemew Honorat , 1581 § Rosinus (Joannes) Antiquitatum Romanarum Corpus Absolutissimum, title in red and black and with woodcut printers device, woodcut illustrations, lacking 2 folding woodcut plans, 2Q2 with small hole hole with loss of several letters, some foxing or spotting, new endpapers, contemporary calf with arms of Andre Barrin de Boisgeffroy , gilt, arms on a background panel of fleurs-de-lys within three borders of varying floral and foliage designs, lacking ties, spine ends repaired, upper cover scuffed with some loss to arms, rubbed, Geneva, P. & J. Chouët, 1640, 4to (2)

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Montenay (Georgette de) - Emblematum Christianorum Centuria

Lot 17: Montenay (Georgette de) - Emblematum Christianorum Centuria

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Description: Montenay (Georgette de) - Emblematum Christianorum Centuria first Latin edition of the first emblem book by a woman and the first protestant emblem book , fine engraved portrait of the author and 98 (of 100) emblems by Pierre Woeiriot, lacking e4, m4, E2-4 and F1-4, early ink inscriptions on various ff. (many to title), some soiling, 20th century half calf, spine lacking label and faded, rubbed, [Adams M-1715; Landwehr, German, 443; Landwehr, Romanic, 530; Rudolphi, Froschauer, 800; cf. Mortimer French 380; Praz, p. 431], small 4to, Zurich, Christopher Froschauer, 1584. sold not subject to return.

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Euclid. - [Elementa,

Lot 18: Euclid. - [Elementa,

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Description: Euclid. - [Elementa, Arabic] , t ranslation ascribed to Nasir al-Din al-Tusi , first edition in Arabic , title with woodcut arabesque head- and tail-pieces, woodcut diagrams, title frayed (no loss of text), window-mounted (small loss to printed borders) and with ink stamp and a few red and blue pencil markings, 8 following ff. and final 2 ff. with marginal repairs to varying degrees (no loss of text), some repaired worming (occasionally affecting the odd or a few letters), a few ff. strengthened to varying degrees (?silked), some browning and staining, 19th century middle eastern red leather, rubbed, [Adams E-990; EDIT 16 CNCE 18366; Mortimer, Harvard Italian, 175; Thomas-Stanford 46a], folio, Rome, Typographia Medicea , [1594]. 'Possibly the most remarkable of all printed editions of Euclid' (Thomas-Stanford). Our copy with the extra chapter (number 13, ending on p.453), the privilege of Sultan Murad III for the sale of the work in the Ottoman Empire on the final page 454 and with title in Arabic only. The work was printed at the press founded by Ferdinando de' Medici under Pope Gregory XIII to disseminate works in oriental language.

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Bernardus Morlanensis. - De Contemptu Mundi, libri tres,

Lot 19: Bernardus Morlanensis. - De Contemptu Mundi, libri tres,

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Description: Bernardus Morlanensis. - De Contemptu Mundi, libri tres, edited by Nathan Chyträus, woodcut initial, head-pieces and printer's device at foot of final f. verso, 18th century ink notes to front endpapers and occasional marginalia, attractive contemporary armorial vellum, gilt, gilt dulled, soiled, [Not in Adams], 8vo, Bremen, Arnold Wessel, 1597. A rare edition of Bernard of Morlaix's stinging satire directed against the secular and religious failings he observed in the world around him . Provenance: Johann Hildebrand ?Withof (ink notes and inscription dated 1729); Edward Arnold (bookplate).

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and S. Châteillon, editors . Sibyllina Oracula

Lot 20: and S. Châteillon, editors . Sibyllina Oracula

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Description: and S. Châteillon, editors . Sibyllina Oracula (Johannes) and S. Châteillon, editors . Sibyllina Oracula, title within fine engraved architectural border, engraved portraits of the Sibyls, [ Adams S1061; Caillet 8135; Mortimer, French, 392], Paris, [?A. l'Angelier], 1599 bound with Opsopoeus (Johannes, compiler ) and Joseph Scalier, editor . Oracula Metrica Iovis, Apollinis, Hecates, Serapidis, et aliorum deorum, title with large woodcut galleon printer's device, [Adams O209; Caillet 8135; Mortimer, French, 392], Paris, [Compagnie de la Grand Navire], 1599 bound with Opsopoeus (Johannes, compiler ) Oracula Magica Zoroastris cum Scholis Plethonis et Pselli, title with large woodcut galleon printer's device, last 2 sigs. with worm trace to lower margin, [Adams O208; Caillet 8135; Mortimer, French, 392], Paris, [Compagnie de la Grand Navire], 1599, together 3 works in 1 vol. (4 parts in 1), texts in Greek and Latin, a few woodcut initials, some light browning, modern vellum, 8vo

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Brisson (Barnabe) - Opera Varia,

Lot 21: Brisson (Barnabe) - Opera Varia,

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Description: Brisson (Barnabe) - Opera Varia, title in red and black and with woodcut printer's device, fine engraved portrait of the author to verso of áii, woodcut decorative initials and head-pieces, occasional spotting, later calf, spine gilt, rebacked, upper joint starting, but holding firm, spine with central crease, rubbed and scuffed, 4to, Paris, Barthélémy Macé , 1606. A rare work by this French jurist and politician.

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Descartes (René) - Les Principes de la Philosophie, Ecrits en Latin,

Lot 22: Descartes (René) - Les Principes de la Philosophie, Ecrits en Latin,

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Description: Descartes (René) - Les Principes de la Philosophie, Ecrits en Latin, et traduits en François par un de ses Amis , third edition in French, engraved additional pictorial title, title with woodcut ornament, 20 folding engraved plates, errata f., ink signature to upper margin of addditional title, pencil marginalia, some spotting, occasional staining, bookplate partially removed from front pastedown, contemporary limp vellum, some spotting, creased, [Guibert p.122], 4to, Paris, Henry le Gras and Edme Pepingue, 1651.

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Cousin (Jean) - La Vraye Science de la Pourtraicture Descrite et Demonstree,

Lot 23: Cousin (Jean) - La Vraye Science de la Pourtraicture Descrite et Demonstree,

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Description: Cousin (Jean) - La Vraye Science de la Pourtraicture Descrite et Demonstree, 36 pp., woodcut illustrations on recto & text on verso, lacking a preliminary f., and f. 8, 12 extra ff. with woodcuts added from other editions or works, the last of these a little defective, f. 25 holed with loss of text, first and last ff. frayed and creased, images of nudes Însored' by hand, stained and marked, disbound, oblong 4to, Paris, Guillaume le Bé, 1656.

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Euclid. - La Perspective...traduite en Francois,

Lot 24: Euclid. - La Perspective...traduite en Francois,

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Description: Euclid. - La Perspective...traduite en Francois, woodcut device on title, diagrams in text, Le Mans, Jacques Ysambart, 1663; bound with Fréart ( Sieur Roland) Idee de la Perfection de la Peinture, Le Mans, Jacques Ysambart, 1662, together 2 works in 1 vol., first work heavily annotated in an 18th century hand, contemporary vellum, 4to

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Lot 25: Junius (Franciscus) - De Pictura Veterum Libri Tres,

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Description: Junius (Franciscus) - De Pictura Veterum Libri Tres, fine engraved additional pictorial title and portrait, endpapers spotted, contemporary calf, gilt, sympathetically rebacked, spine ends chipped, corners worn, rubbed, Rotterdam, Typis Regneri Leers, 1694; and 2 others, 18th century English works on Painting, folio & 8vo (3)

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Cluverius (Philippus) - Introductio in Universam Geographiam,

Lot 26: Cluverius (Philippus) - Introductio in Universam Geographiam,

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Description: Cluverius (Philippus) - Introductio in Universam Geographiam, title in red and black and with engraved vignette, engraved frontispiece, 3 plates and 43 folding maps, the odd small marginal stains, occasional spotting, but maps generally in good clean condition, contemporary reversed calf, upper cover detached, spine ends chipped, rubbed, 4to, Amsterdam, Joannes Wolters, 1697 [covered by slip: L: Smith & Walford , 1697].

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Lot 27: Hunting & Horses.- - Poetae Latini Rei Venaticae Scriptores et Bucolici Antiqui,

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Description: Hunting & Horses.- - Poetae Latini Rei Venaticae Scriptores et Bucolici Antiqui, 2 vol. in 1, fine engraved frontispiece and dedication head-piece, title in red and black, title lightly browned, occasional spotting, contemporary calf, sympathetically rebacked, original red morocco label to spine, corners worn, [Schwerdt II, 73], Leiden and The Hague, apud Johannem Arnoldum Langerak, 1728 § Fletcher (Phinehas) Piscatory Eclogues, title with charming engraved vignette, some spotting, later half calf, spine ends chipped, joints split, but holding, corners worn, rubbed, Edinburgh, A.Kincaid and W. Creech, 1771 § Somerville (William) The Chace. A Poem., first edition , fine engraved frontispiece, errata f., water-stained, modern calf-backed marbled boards, [Schwerdt II, 166; Foxon S562], for G. Hawkins, 1735; and a 2 vol. 18th century set of Aelianus on Zoology, v.s. (5)

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La Gueriniere (François Robichon de) - Ecole de Cavalerie,

Lot 28: La Gueriniere (François Robichon de) - Ecole de Cavalerie,

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Description: La Gueriniere (François Robichon de) - Ecole de Cavalerie, contenant la Connoissance, l'Instruction, et la Conservation du Cheval, engraved frontispiece after Parrocel depicting the education of Achilles by Chiron the centaur, dedication with engraved coat-of-arms at head, engraved head- & tail-pices, 15 engraved plates, 4 double-page, and 8 full-page illustrations, very occasional light soiling but generally an excellent clean copy in contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, slightly rubbed, [Podeschi 46; Mennessier de la Lance II, p. 27; Nissen ZBI 236], folio, Paris, 1733. Magnificent work on equestrianism by the owner of a riding school in Paris.

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Molière (Jean Baptiste Poquelin de) - Oeuvres,

Lot 29: Molière (Jean Baptiste Poquelin de) - Oeuvres,

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Description: Molière (Jean Baptiste Poquelin de) - Oeuvres, 6 vol., nouvelle édition, half-titles, fine engraved portrait frontispiece of Molière by Lèpicié after Coypel, 33 plates by Cars after François Boucher and head- and tail-pieces by Joullain and Cars after Boucher, Blondel and Oppenord, some offsetting, some spotting or foxing, lightly browned, occasional spotting, contemporary mottled calf, gilt spines in compartments, spines rather worn, joints split, but holding, corners worn, rubbed, [Cohen-de Ricci 712-714], 4to, Paris, no printer, 1734. 'Le chef-d'oeuvre de Boucher, comme illustration ; c'est l'un des plus beaux livres de la première partie du XVIIIe siècle' (Cohen-de Ricci).

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Boccaccio (Giovanni) - Le Decameron,

Lot 30: Boccaccio (Giovanni) - Le Decameron,

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Description: Boccaccio (Giovanni) - Le Decameron, 5 vol., fine engraved portrait, 5 pictorial titles, 110 plates and 97 tail-pieces after Gravelot, Boucher, Cochin and Eisen, some ff. lightly browned, some spotting, a few small marginal water-stains, contemporary mottled calf, gilt, spines with double olive morocco labels, a few lower corners worn, vol.2 slightly chipped at head, rubbed, g.e., [Cohen-de Ricci 160-161; Ray 3941], 8vo, 'Londres' [but Paris], 1757-1761. Cohen-de Ricci calls this edition in French 'plus recherchée' than the edition in Italian of 1757.

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Islamic Prayer Book.- - [Dala'il al Khay Rat],

Lot 31: Islamic Prayer Book.- - [Dala'il al Khay Rat],

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Description: Islamic Prayer Book.- - [Dala'il al Khay Rat], c.100 leaves in black ink, probably copied in Egypt, 3 hand-coloured head-pieces (titles), 2 hand-coloured illustrations and 9ff. prayer 'tables' (indicating when to pray), all borders ruled in gilt, some headings in red, small tear to first title with loss affecting head-piece, a little foxed and soiled, a few marginal ink inscriptions, hinges strengthened, contemporary blind-stamped roan, rebacked in roan, foredges repaired with cloth, spine ends chipped, worn, 4to, (c.210 x 150mm), AH 1179 [mid 18th Century].

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Fournier (Pierre Simon) - Manuel Typographique,

Lot 32: Fournier (Pierre Simon) - Manuel Typographique,

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Description: Fournier (Pierre Simon) - Manuel Typographique, 2 vol., first edition , half-title in vol.1, engraved frontispieces by Fessard after De Seve and Gravelot, titles with decorative borders, 4pp. approbation/privilege leaves at end of vol.1, 16 folding engraved plates of tools, 5 folding sheets of musical notation printed on both sides, one in red and black, very light browning, contemporary calf, rebacked preserving old gilt spines and lacquered at a later date, rubbed, [Updike, Printing Types I p.260-65], 8vo, Paris, Barbou, printed by the Author, 1764-66. Fournier's most important work, envisaged as four volumes but on his death only these two had been completed (the second volume was originally intended to be the fourth). The first volume discusses typefounding and punchcutting with the folding plates illustrating the tools then used in those processes; the second volume is basically a type specimen book with 303 full page specimens (including 101 ancient and modern alphabets and five folding engraved plates of music). "The most useful information about type and typefounding which could be got together when he wrote, and the first successful endeavour to place the measurements of types on a rational basis." Updike.

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Accademia di S. Luca.- - In Lode delle Belle Arti, Orazione e Componimenti Poetici,

Lot 33: Accademia di S. Luca.- - In Lode delle Belle Arti, Orazione e Componimenti Poetici,

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Description: Accademia di S. Luca.- - In Lode delle Belle Arti, Orazione e Componimenti Poetici, engraved frontispiece, little marked, later wrappers, lower cover little torn, 4to, Roma, Casaletti, [1792]. Scarce collection of speeches and poems in praise of the arts.

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Jullien (Marc-Antoine) - Essai Général d'Éducation Physique, Morale et Intellectuelle,

Lot 34: Jullien (Marc-Antoine) - Essai Général d'Éducation Physique, Morale et Intellectuelle,

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Description: Jullien (Marc-Antoine) - Essai Général d'Éducation Physique, Morale et Intellectuelle, first edition, half-title, a1 margin frayed, little staining, stamp on half-title 'Fonds de recherche Jacques Bourdais', modern green morocco-backed boards, 4to, Firmin Didot, 1808.

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Choix Moral de Voltaire, vol.1 only, introductory essay by Victor Hugo

Lot 35: Choix Moral de Voltaire, vol.1 only, introductory essay by Victor Hugo

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Description: Choix Moral de Voltaire, vol.1 only, introductory essay by Victor Hugo (François Marie Arouet de) Choix Moral de Voltaire , vol.1 only, introductory essay by Victor Hugo, signed presentation copy from Victor Hugo to his wife Adèle and with a further signature of his signature at the end of the introductory essay, half-title, engraved portrait frontispiece, original printed wrappers bound in, a few ink stains, later red crushed morocco by Brisson, gilt, 8vo, Paris, 1824. An important presentation copy of one of Hugo's earliest publications. The inscription reads 'A mon Adèle , pour sa fête, 16 , 1824. [Initials V.H.]'. The essay is signed in full at end 'Victor Hugo'.

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Lot 36: L'Étoile Polaire, 2 vol. in 1, first edition, half-titles, errata f

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Description: L'Étoile Polaire, 2 vol. in 1, first edition, half-titles, errata f (Charles Victor Prévôt, Vicomte d' ) L'Étoile Polaire , 2 vol. in 1, first edition , half-titles, errata f. at end, Paris, 1843. § [Lacroix (Paul)], "Paul L. Jacob".L'Homme au Masque de Fer, first edition , half-title with advertisements verso, some spotting, contemporary half calf, blind-stamped spine in compartments and with double cloth labels, spine slightly faded, rubbed, Paris, 1837 § Spain.- Masson (Michel) Ne Touchez pas a la Reine, first edition , half-title, 1p. advertisements at end, foxing, contemporary half calf, spine in compartments and with 3 paper labels, labels a little chipped, rubbed, Paris, 1837; and 10 others, French Novels, 8vo (13) Provenance: The Library of the Duchesse de Berry. The first mentioned is the author's account of his journey to Moscow; the second a rare work on the anonymous prisoner known as the 'man in the iron mask', who Voltaire believed to be the brother of Louis XIV; and the third set in 17th century Spain.

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Verne (Jules) - Les Voyages Extraordinaires...De La Terre a la Lune [-Autour de la Lune],

Lot 37: Verne (Jules) - Les Voyages Extraordinaires...De La Terre a la Lune [-Autour de la Lune],

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Description: Verne (Jules) - Les Voyages Extraordinaires...De La Terre a la Lune [-Autour de la Lune], 2 works in one, half-titles, title vignettes, wood-engraved illustrations, some oxidising and browning, hinges pulling with endpapers splitting, French bookseller's small sticker on front pastedown, contemporary morocco-backed cloth, worn at edges, rubbed, g.e., large 8vo, Paris, Hetzel, [c.1885]. An excellent association copy providing an intriguing lunar connection: on the verso of the front free endpaper is a card signed by Werner von Braun, one of the greatest rocket engineers of all time, responsible for the Saturn V rocket used to launch Apollo XI. The initial blank is inscribed, "Apollo XI. 16 juillet 1969. Cap Kennedy-Houston", followed by approximately 25 signatures of NASA officials, visiting French dignataries and others. Among the signatures are those of astronauts Tom Stafford (Apollo X) and William Anders (Apollo VIII), Gen. Samuel Phillips (director of the Apollo program), Sargent Shriver (U.S. ambassador to France), Andre Turcat (Concorde test pilot), Jean de Luxembourg, etc. On the rear pastedown is affixed the small bookplate of W.P. Prasthofer, an Austrian scientist who worked with von Braun at Peenemünde and later at the Marshall Space Flight Center at Huntsville. Also included in the lot is a NASA-issued copy of Anders' famous image êrthrise' (1968) of the earth rising above the moon's horizon.

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Schilling (Diebold) - Berner Chronik,

Lot 38: Schilling (Diebold) - Berner Chronik,

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Description: Schilling (Diebold) - Berner Chronik, edited by Dr. Hans Bloesch and Dr. Paul Hilber, 4 vol., number 257 of 400 facsimile reprints, illustrations, many colour, small gilt-stamped roan book-label of W.A.Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey, original tan pigksin, upper covers with arms of Bern in gilt and red & black morocco onlays, spines gilt with similar onlays, rubbed, spines a little faded and marked, one nicked at head, folio, Bern, 1943. One of three magnificent illuminated chronicles by Diebold Schilling, this chronicle of Bern was presented to the Bern Council in Christmas 1483. The original manuscript is now in the Stadtbibliothek Bern.

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[Homer].- - Ilias Ambrosiana

Lot 39: [Homer].- - Ilias Ambrosiana

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Description: [Homer].- - Ilias Ambrosiana Cod. F. 205 P. INF. Bibliothecae Ambrosianae Mediolanensis, number 119 of 800 copies, text in Latin with introduction in Italian, German, English and French, colour plates cut to shape of original fragments tipped in, illustrations, small gilt-stamped roan book-label of W.A.Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey, original vellum, naked man with a bull in gilt on upper cover, very slightly soiled, 4to, Bern & Olten, 1953. Study of the Homeric codex in Milan, the earliest extant example of a Greek illuminated manuscript, only fragments remain.

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Antiphonar von St.Peter,

Lot 40: Antiphonar von St.Peter,

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Description: Antiphonar von St.Peter, Codex Vindobonensis Series Nova 2700 der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek, 2 vol. including commentary by Franz Unterkircher and Otto Demus, Codices selecti vol.XXI & XXI*, colour facsimile reprint with numerous illustrations, mnay heightened with gold, original pigskin ruled in blind, uncut, a little rubbed and soiled, commentary in original cloth, folio & 4to, Graz, 1969-74. Reproduction of the magnificent 12th century liturgical manuscript from the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter in Salzburg.

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Traite des Sieges, de l'attaque et deffence des Places , manuscript on paper

Lot 41: Traite des Sieges, de l'attaque et deffence des Places , manuscript on paper

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Description: Traite des Sieges, de l'attaque et deffence des Places , manuscript on paper (Sebastien , after ) Traite des Sieges, de l'attaque et deffence des Places , manuscript on paper, dedication to Monseigneur le Duc de Bourgogne, c.260pp. manuscript text in red and black with watercolour chapter headings and 33 fine folding watercolour plates and plans, manuscript 'Legende' f. loosely inserted, light foxing and browning, plate 1 upper corner repaired and restored, plate 23 with minor repairs and restorations to magins, ink inscription 'ex libris Ricardi Moore' to endpaper, handsome contemporary crushed red morocco, gilt, spine gilt in compartments, g.e., [c.1760]; Traité de Fortifications ou L'Art de Fortifier les Places, manuscript on paper, attractive watercolour title, c.260pp. manuscript text and 36 fine folding watercolour plates and plans, ink inscription 'ex libris Ricardi Moore' to endpaper, attractive contemporary calf, gilt, spine gilt in compartments, some slight rubbing and scuffing, g.e., [c.1760], folio (2) A superb pair of manuscript works after the foremost military engineers of his age. An excellent copy of Vauban's 1704 treatise written for the education of the Duc de Bourgogne, Louis XIV's youngest son, at the behest of the King.

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Manuscript map.- - German Fortification,

Lot 42: Manuscript map.- - German Fortification,

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Description: Manuscript map.- - German Fortification, covering a stretch of the Bas-Rhin department from Chateau de Lichtenberg to the west to Drusenheim in the east, including the towns of Hagenau, Bischwill and Pfaffenhoffen amonst others, finely drawn manuscript map with watercolour, c.460 x 2960mm., minor surface soiling and creasing, repairs and ink notes to verso, [18th century].

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Lebel (Amedée) - Recueil de Vaisseaux de differentes Grandeurs, Manoeuvres de barques et [de] bateaux,

Lot 43: Lebel (Amedée) - Recueil de Vaisseaux de differentes Grandeurs, Manoeuvres de barques et [de] bateaux,

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Description: Lebel (Amedée) - Recueil de Vaisseaux de differentes Grandeurs, Manoeuvres de barques et [de] bateaux, superb collection of original watercolours of 59 different ships , 32pp. (a few blank), fine manuscript title within hand-drawn portico enhanced with washed aquarelle showing a globe, cannons, cannon balls, anchors, draperies, the ships depiced on 25 leaves, ranging from 4-to-a-page to single images, beautifully painted by a gifted artist describing the most important French Naval vessels of the Napoleonic era, as well as other craft, detailed manuscript table listing ships' dimensions, calibre of their guns, ships' compliments, last page with fine large watercolour compass, cut and pasted with large ornamental surrounds, a few minor repairs and some light staining, original limp boards, preserved in modern cloth slip-case, 4to, [France], 1805. Ships and manoeuvres depicted include: Vaisseau de 80 avec toutes ses manoeuvres; Le Vaisseau "La Reine Charlotte"; Le Vaisseau Anglais "La Bellone" pris par la frégate "La Chiffonne"; Du Combat a portée de Canon; De l«ordage; Bateau Flibustier; Cutter, Galiotte Hollandaise, Sloop; Craier.

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Slavery.- Downes (Henry) - Log Book of H.M.S. Sybille and the Brig Black Joke,

Lot 44: Slavery.- Downes (Henry) - Log Book of H.M.S. Sybille and the Brig Black Joke,

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Description: Slavery.- Downes (Henry) - Log Book of H.M.S. Sybille and the Brig Black Joke, manuscript ship's log on paper, c.156pp. plus a couple of loose leaves, written at sea, 1827-29, recording details of the capture of various ships, with other remarks: Nov.18 1828 "Commodore appointed me to the command of the Black Joke Tender, Lt. Turner having been promoted by H.R.Highness Duke of Clarence to Commander for having a brush with the Providentia Brig. Privateer and making a very gallant defence."; Feb 1 1829 "Black Joke captured Almirante Spanish Brig with 466 slaves from Lagos to Havannah after an action of one hour and twenty minutes. Almirante 13 k[illed]? 15 wounded. Black Joke 6 wounded one of whom/Johnson/ died in West Bay of his wounds.- Slade took her up to Sierra Leone in Co with Medina."; March 6 1829 "Black Joke captured the Carolina Brazilian Brigantine with 427 slaves from Lagos to Batvia. Butterfield took them up to Sierra Leone."; plus Black Joke's daily position Nov. 1826 to April 12 1829; List of Officers and Crew belonging to Black Joke in action with Almirante; Table entitled "List of Slave Vessels captured by H.M.S. Sybille & Tender from May 1827 to May 1829" also indicating total ships 16, total slaves 3970 and Lt's share in English pounds; "Accou Language used by Slaves from the Kingdoms of Haysa & Hio: generally taken in vessels from Whydah and Badapry. Ah-way - Go and wash, Moulatoo - I want to make water."; Damage sustained by Black Joke in action with Spanish Brig. "El Almirante"; "HD's letter to Commodore, acquainting him of Almirante's capture" [Downe's transcription]; "Commodore Collier's Letter to the Admiralty relative to capture of El Almirante" [Downe's transcription]; "Copy of a Letter adressed to Don Damaso Jorgannes, Captain of the Spanish Brig "El Almirante" (at anchor in Lagos Roads, waiting for a cargo of slaves) by his Mate Don Manuel Ostenzo e Lastre" [Downe's transcription]; "Memoranda. Observations and Information collected from Crew of "El Almirante" after the action"; "Song by Thomas Eason one of the Black Joke's crew on 1 Feb 1829"; Extract table from Almirante trade book listing types of slave and values in dollars; and Capt. Collier's Orders to the Officers of the Sybille [written in a different hand, possibly Collier's], signed T. Collier and dated 14 May 1827 plus a second order dated 12 Sept. 1827, original limp sheep, 8vo Highly important ship's log concerning the capture of slavers after the abolition of the slave-trade. The Abolition of the Slave Trade Act was passed on 25 March 1807 and, together with subsequent acts tightening up the provisions for monitoring and suppressing the trade as well as international treaties with European and American countries, gave Great Britain the role of international policeman. She used the Royal Navy and diplomatic efforts to suppress the trade in the Americas, Middle East and India. British naval squadrons were set up to patrol the coast of West Africa and the Caribbean looking for illegal slavers. The Navy also encouraged exploration of the coastal rivers and waterways, bombarded slaving settlements, made treaties with friendly African groups and encouraged other forms of trade, eg palm oil. On 6th September 1827 H.M.S. Sybille captured the Brazilian ship Henriqueta with 569 captured Africans on board. The Henriqueta was tried by a Mixed Commission Court at Sierra Leone on 6th October 1827 and condemned. 546 salves were "liberated" to be looked after by the Liberated African Department, 12 died of natural causes, one was lost overboard and eight died from alcohol. Four others died shortly after landing in Sierra Leone. In December 1827 the Henriqueta was purchased by the Admiralty for £900 as a tender to the Sybille and renamed the Black Joke. During the next 5 years the Black Joke captured at least 22 vessels. In December 1832, after several surveys it was decided that the ship was in too poor a state of repair and she was burnt.

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Maps & plans, showing the principal movements, battles & Sieges

Lot 45: Maps & plans, showing the principal movements, battles & Sieges

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Description: Maps & plans, showing the principal movements, battles & Sieges (James, editor ) Maps & plans, showing the principal movements, battles & Sieges, in which the British army was engaged during the war from 1808 to 1814... , 57 engraved or lithographed plans and views on 39 sheets, (5 large folding, 4 with fold-out extension, 4 with movable flaps), many with hand-colouring in outline, spotting and foxing, short tears and repairs, mostly to margins or folds, original red half morocco, gilt red morocco label to upper cover, rebacked and recornered preserving original backstrip, large folio, [1841]. A scarce and comprehensive work.

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Richards (Walter) - Her Majesty's Army,

Lot 46: Richards (Walter) - Her Majesty's Army,

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Description: Richards (Walter) - Her Majesty's Army, 2 vol., half-titles, 2 additional titles and 29 chromolithographed plates, occasional foxing, n.d.; Her Majesty's Army, Indian Colonial Forces, half-title, additional title and 15 chromolithographed plates, n.d. § Low (Lt. Charles Rathbone) Her Majesty's Navy, 3 vol. half-titles, 3 additional titles and 42 chromolithographed plates, exlibris bookplates to front pastedown of each vol. and small labels to spines , n.d.; all original pictorial cloth, gilt, extremities slightly rubbed, corners and spine ends a little bumped, spines of the first two mentioned faded, g.e., generally good copies, 4to , (6)

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Lot 47: Cavalry Studies, Strategical and Tactical, first editiion , folding maps

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Description: Cavalry Studies, Strategical and Tactical, first editiion , folding maps ( Major-General Douglas) Cavalry Studies, Strategical and Tactical , first editiion , folding maps, some in pocket at end, initialled by the author 'D.H.' on pastedown, signed by his son 'Haig R S Greys' on front free endpaper, worn and stained, spine partly loose, 190 7 § Brack (F. de) Light Cavalry Out-Posts, Recollections, bookplate of Captain Douglas Haig, 7th Hussars, head of spine damaged, 1876 § Hohenlohe Ingelfingen ( Prinz Kraft zu) Letters on Cavalry, ownership inscription 'D.Haig, 7th Hussars' on half title, 1893, original cloth, rubbed and marked, and three others, on cavalry, from Haig's collection, 8vo (6) . Douglas Haig, first Earl Haig (1861-1928) cavalry officer, commander-in-chief of the B.E.F. in France from late 1915 to the end of the First World War; his son George, second Earl Haig, (1918-2009), who served with the Royal Scots Greys in the Second World War, and was a prisoner at Colditz Castle.

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] [Of the knowledeg [sic] whiche maketh a wise man], black letter

Lot 48: ] [Of the knowledeg [sic] whiche maketh a wise man], black letter

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Description: ] [Of the knowledeg [sic] whiche maketh a wise man], black letter ( Sir Thomas)] [Of the knowledeg [sic] whiche maketh a wise man] , black letter, woodcut decorative initials, lacking A1,7 & 8 (the latter blank), H2, N8, O1-8 and P1-4, first few ff. stained, a few small worm traces to gutters, 19th century morocco-backed marbled boards, lacking backstrip, covers detached, t.e.g., [STC 7668], an attractively printed work that is rare at auction in any condition, 8vo, [Thomas Berthelet], [1533]. sold not subject to return. Elyot played an important role in the introduction of Italian humanist ideas and texts into England. The present treatise is inspired by Plato.

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De Quatuor Novissimis , 4 ff. in 2 bifolia

Lot 49: De Quatuor Novissimis , 4 ff. in 2 bifolia

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Description: De Quatuor Novissimis , 4 ff. in 2 bifolia ( Sir Thomas) De Quatuor Novissimis , 4 ff. in 2 bifolia., only, manuscript on paper, in English, 28-40 lines, some marking, especially to inner margins, small folio , [sixteenth-century]. Fragment of an early fair copy of More's treatise on the Four Last Things , his first extended work in English. He started writing it in about 1521 but abandoned it soon after, and it remained unpublished until 1903.

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The Workes, first collected edition, black letter, double column

Lot 50: The Workes, first collected edition, black letter, double column

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Description: The Workes, first collected edition, black letter, double column ( Sir Thomas) The Workes , first collected edition , black letter, double column, decorated woodcut initials, fragment of title, the rest provided in facsimile, lacking [par.] 2 & 10 (the latter blank), 2[par.] 1 & 2, c5 & 6 (provided in early ink ms.), f 4 & 5 and 8, 2i2 & 7, H2 & 7, 2Y1 and 2Z5, all provided in modern facsimile, also lacks B3, C2 and 2A4 & 8 and final blank, 2U1-8 misbound after sig. 2X, trimmed at head, affecting most headlines and first line of text in around half of work, a few ff. with repaired tears with loss of several letters in each instance, some staining, modern calf, [STC 18076; Pforzheimer 743], Printed at London at the costes and charges of Iohn Cawod, Iohn VValy, and Richarde Tottell, 1557. sold not subject to return. Edited by the author's nephew William Rastell.

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