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Auction Description for Dreweatts: Books, Photographs and Other Works on Paper
Sale Notes:
Tuesday 13th December 9.30 am - 5.30 pm Wednesday 14th December 9.30 am - 6.30 pm Day of Sale 9.30 am - 11.00 am

Books, Photographs and Other Works on Paper (517 Lots)

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury


517 lots | 498 with images

December 15, 2016

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London, United Kingdom

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Vergilius Maro (Publius) - [Opera].

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Description: edited by Sebastian Brant, lacks A1-5 at beginning, including title, and dd9 & 10 at end, gathering H with H5 present, ignored in most printed collations but textually required, c. 210 woodcut illustrations, several full-page and one double-page, by the Late Master of the Grüninger Workshop, central text in large Roman type, flanked by two columns of commentary in smaller Roman type, A6 margin restored, tipped-in, H5 small tears, corner repaired, P8 lower corner mising, few other small marginal tears, little worming to first c. 10 and last c. 30 ff.., variable browning and marking, few early ink marginalia (some trimmed) and marks, nineteenth-century manuscript description pasted to front paste-down, seventeenth-century vellum, rubbed and marked, rebacked, folio , [Strassburg, Johannes Grüninger, 1502] The first, and arguably the finest, illustrated edition of Virgil and one of the masterpieces of German Renaissance book-production.

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Gregory of Nazianus - Theologi, Espiscopi Nazianzeni Opera,

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Description: ( Saint, Patriarch of Constantinople ) Opera Omnia in Latinam conversa, first Latin edition, blank f. [beta] 8 present,device on title and othwise blank f. at end, title with closed tear, corner restored, and soiled, marginal worming to a few ff., some early ink marginalia in a handsome calligraphic hand ; Apanta [ graece ], lacks z 2 & 3, but with duplicate z 4, blank [alpha] 4 present, few ink notes, Basle, J.Hervagius , 1550, 2 works in 1 vol., some staining, bookplate, modern brown half moroco, [Adams G1135 & 1133], folio . Complete works, in Latin translation and the original Greek, of one of the four great Doctors of the Eastern Church.

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Strigel (Victorinus).- - Sententia Ministrorum Verbum in Comitatu Mansfeldiensi.

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Description: De Formula Declarationis Victorini Strigelii in Questione de Libero Hominis Arbitrio , 8 ff., early notes, scoring, some marking, unbound, spine taped, 4to, [Germany , 1562.

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Platina (Bartolomeo) - Delle Vite de 'Pontifici...,

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Description: revised and corrected, woodcut vignette containing Papal portrait on title, some minor staining and other light marking, but overall internally very good, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, 19th century half calf, slightly rubbed at corner tips, small split near head of spine, [not in Adams], small 8vo, Venice, Girolamo Polo , 1590. A modest edition of the author's Lives of the Popes , a work most famous perhaps for its malicious misrepresentation of Paul II as an enemy of science which for a long time afterwards misinformed historical opinion. Platina was also author of De honesta voluptate et valetudine ( On honourable pleasure and health , c.1474), one of the first printed cookbooks

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Hebraica.- Hottinger (Johann Heinrich) - Cippi Hebraici, sive Hebraeorum...Monumenta,

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Description: first edition , Hebrew and Latin text, with some Arabic, 2 double-page engraved plates, one of coins, the other of monuments, light marking, stamp on title verso, name on title, scribbles on facing fly-leaf, contemporary vellum, rubbed and marked, later marbled paper end-papers, 12mo, Heidelberg, S. Broun , 1659

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Owtram (William) - De Sacrificiis Libri duo...Omnia Judaeorum,

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Description: nonnulla Gentium Profanarum Sacrificia; altero Sacrificium Christi, first edition, title in red and black, errata f. at end, upper corner of title and front free endpaper clipped, with loss to ownership entries, little marking, contemporary speckled calf, ruled in blind, red morocco spine label chipped, little rubbed, 4to, T. Rycroft for R. Chiswell , 1677.

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Description: engraved title, contemporary vellum, 12mo, Middelburg, W.Goerree , 1678 § Vitringa (Campegius) De Synagoga Vetere Libri Tres, engraved additional title, printed title in red and black, little staining, some light scoring, contemporary half calf, worn, 4to, Weissenfels , J.F. Wehrmann, 1726 § Meyer (Jan) Tractatus de Temporibus et Festis Diebus Hebraeorum, without the second part, Volumen de Jejunio, called for on title, title in red and black, Utrecht, N. van Vucht ( & 2 others), 1755 bound with Meyer (Jan, editor and translator ) [Megillat Taanit] Volumen de Jejunio, first Latin edition, title in red and black with engraved vignette, Hebrew and Latin texts in double column, Amsterdam, J. Paul , 1724, 2 works in 1 vol., cancelled bookplate of The Queen's College, Oxford, stamp on first title verso and at end, contemporary blind-stamped vellum, rubbed and marked, 4to , and 4 others (7).

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Hebraica.- Selden (John) - De Jure Naturali et Gentium, juxta Disciplinam Ebraeorum, Libri septem

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Description: engraved additional title (margin holed), printed title in red and black, 7 engraved plates, 3 folding (2 with inner margins torn, touching engraved area), few text illustrations, contemporary vellum, decorated in blind, rubbed and marked, joint partly cracked, Leipzig & rankfurt, J. Schrey , 1695 § Millares Marin (Gines) Escuela de Daniel, Discursos Politicos, y Morales a su Profecia, second edition, woodcut arms on title, staining and browning, contemporary limp vellum, rubbed and marked, remains of ties, 4to. Madrid, P.J.A. de Padilla , 1729, staining and browning, 4to (2)

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Description: woodcut vignette on title, text in Hebrew and Latin in double column, some marking, disbound and loose in old calf-backed marbled boards, without spine, worn, 4to, Leiden, J. Luchtmans , 1704 § [Mayo (Richard)] Zwey Briefe von einem Kaufmann in London, an seinen Freund in Amsterdam, title holed and frayed, corners creased, stamp on title, marked, contempoary wrappers, torn and marked, 8vo, 1819 (2)

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Hebraica.- Schudt (Johan Jakob) - Judische Merckwürdigkeiten

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Description: , vorstellende was sich Curieuses und denckwürdiges in den neuern Zeiten einigen Jahr-hunderten mit denen in alle IV Theile der Welt, 3 vol. only, of 4, in 1, first edition , engraved portrait and 2 small engraved plates, only, lacks vol I ff T2 & 3, few woodcuts in the text, title with paper repairs partly covering several words, trimmed at foot, just touching date, first 8 ff. tipped-in, extensive early annotation, partly crossed out, bowned and marked, later half vellum, worn and marked, backstrip defective and all but detatched, joints cracked, 4to, Frankfurt & Leipzig, 1714. Scarce encyclopaedic works on the history of the Jews, marred by prejudice, but still an important source, especially for the Jewish community in Frankfurt. A further volume was published in 1717.

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[Mirabeau, Riquetti, Quesnay, Baudeau & others.] - Éphémérides du Citoyen, Ou Chronique de l'Esprit National,

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Description: 16 issues of the series in 8 vol., one of 400 sets published until 1768 (500 from 1769), [Cioranescu 45635; Schelle p.124], Paris, Lacombe, 1765-68; Journal de l'Agriculture, du Commerce, et des Finances , 37 vol. in 13, 6 folding plates (5 engraved, 1 woodcut) of which one split but complete, occasional woodcut illustrations and diagrams, Paris, Knapen, July 1765- June 1768, very occasional light toning, Porchester armorial bookplates to front pastedowns, contemporary mottled French calf, spines gilt, some joints starting, some labels missing, rubbed, 12mo (21) Both series were launched by the Abbé Baudeau (1730-1792), The Éphémérides originally meant as a retaliation to the Journal' s physiocratic splurge following a change in its editorship in September 1765. The duel was short-lived - Baudeau himself would be converted to Physiocracy over the course of the next year. In December 1766, yet another editor was appointed, who promptly gave the journal over to the Neo-Colbertistes, after shutting out the Physiocrats, who decamped to Baudeau's Éphémérides . Victor de Riqueti, Marquis de Mirabeau (1715-1789) and Francois Quesnay (1694-1774) were French economists of the Physiocratic school. Physiocracy is an economic theory developed by a group of 18th century Enlightenment French economists who believed that the wealth of nations was derived solely from the value of "land agriculture" or "land development" and that agricultural products should be highly priced. This set was part of Hans Fellner's collection. Fellner (1925-1996) was a bookseller of remarkable scope and versatility, who spent the last 20 years of his life in Christie's book department in London.

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Corneille (Pierre) - Oeuvres,

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Description: 12 vol., with Voltaire's commentaries, engraved plates, very light offsetting, armorial bookplates to front pastedowns, g.e., contemporary calf, gilt, some chipping to spine ends, lightly rubbed, Paris, Renouard, 1817 § Herodotus. The History, 2 vol., translated by Isaac Littlebury, 3 folding engraved maps, contemporary calf, gilt, a little worn, [ESTC T130859], Midwinter, 1737 § Demosthene. Eschine. Oeuvres Complettes, translated by l«bé Auger, 5 vol., folding engraved map, contemporary speckled calf, spine gilt, spine ends a little chipped, Paris, Lacombe, 1737; and 50 others, 19th century literature, including English literature, v.s., v.d. (69)

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Henry VII - Document Signed,

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Description: 1pp, vellum leaf, initialled at head "HR", laying charges of 'creative accounting' and fraud against "diverse abbeyes priouris collegies parish churches chapelles Gildes and Chauntries Within our counties of Warwik Northampton and Worcester. . ." " . . .diverse of the said landes rentes and Ten[emen]tes bee put in feoffement for the Use and behove of the said places and the ministres of the same BY COLOURABLE WAYES OF AMORTISEMENT Without oure sp[ec]ial auctorite or licence therupon obteigned in defraude and abusion of Us. . ." Henry authorises, because "We ne Wol ner may suffre to bee soo Usurpantly touched", John Meautis, "our Secretary for the frenshe tong", and John Wylde and Benet Medley, Clerks of the Signet, to investigate the matter and seize the lands in the King's name and "for theffectuel execucion of the premisses as for the faithful s[er]vices doon Unto Us by our s[er]vantes beforenamed in our great Voiage into the parties of fraunce" he tells the Sheriffs, Bailiffs, Escheators and Constabules, to whom the letter is addressed, that he has granted £20 a year to Meautis, Wylde and Medley out of the receipts of their work , oblong folio, greater part of Royal Signet seal, two small holes, CALAIS , 16 November 1492 Provenance, Sotheby's December 1989

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[Sadler (John)] - Rights of the Kingdom; or Customs of our Ancestours,

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Description: touching the Duty, Power, Election, or Succession, of our Kings and Parliaments , first edition, gathering Ll misbound after Mm, includes the often absent 2 ff of Tables, with errata on last p., at end, margins of title and next f. torn, lower margins trimmed, sometimes touching signatures and catch-words, few other marginal tears, names and notes on title, including 'This Book is worth its weight in Gold, Yea, in Dymonds says JP', , long early note in a neat hand on rear fly-leaf, some marginalia in the same hand, marks and a little scoring, a few words crossed out, bookplate of Tempsford Hall Library, contemporary mottled calf, ruled in blind, gilt crest on front cover, rubbed and scuffed, ends of spine and corners worn , [Wing S278A],4to, R Bishop, 1649 Includes among much else, Menasseh ben Israel s pleas for justice for Jews and references to Jews in America, as well as criticsim of the law and lawyers and even a call for prison reform. Provenance: J.S.M[? Penn, name at head of title, with note at foot 'Given John Penn by Sir Jo. Fagg of Wiston his Kinsman'. Sir John Fagg or Fagge (1627-1701), politician, nominated as commissioner for Charles I's trial, but refused to sign the king's death warrant.

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Dickinson (Edmund) - Delphi Phoenicizantes,

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Description: Diatriba de Noae in Italiam adventu , 2 parts in 1, first edition , title in type-ornament border, decorative initals, little marking, contemporary vellum, rubed & marked, joint cracked, covers warped, [Wing D1385; Madan III, 2274], 8vo, Oxford, H. Hall , 1655 'a philological and etymological attempt to show that Greek stories of Delphos and Apollo's battle with the Python were derived from Hebrew accounts of Joshua, and that Bacchus and Hercules were based on Moses and Joshua. The volume also contains notions about Noah's arrival in Italy, and the origin of the druids' (ODNB)

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Cromwell (Oliver) - Manuscript travel warrant,

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Description: 1pp, signed by Oliver Cromwell 'Oliver P' , standing for the symbol of Lord Protector, a warrant for travel : " Our will and pleasure is that you forthwith appoint a Frigot to repayre to Our Port of Rye, there to secure on board a Person who is immediately to be transported into France. Given at Whitehall this 1st of January 1656. To Our right....te Comdr. of Our Admiraltye and Navye ", 3 folded creases, browned, a few spots of foxing, worn at edges, approx. 300 x 210mm., Whitehall, London , 1656.

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Charles II - Document Signed,

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Description: 1pp., signed at head , 'Charles R', requesting a bill be put forward for a grant for "taking haggard Cormorants in the North parts of Our Kingdoms of England for Our disport in fishing unto George Hutchinson, Gent", 3 folded creases, addressed on verso to 'Hutchinson officer of Cormorants,' A4, n.p ., 13th May 1661

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Grosseteste -  The Testament of the Twelve Patriarchs, the Sons of Jacob

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Description: (Robert, Bishop of Lincoln ) The Testament of the Twelve Patriarchs, the Sons of Jacob, Translated out of Greek into Latin by Rob. Grosthead and now Englished , woodcut vignette on title, 13 large woodcuts in the text, lacks H3 & 4, tears to fore-edge of fiirst 7 ff, and several other ff, with some loss to woodcuts and text, other lesser tears, early names and scribbles on front free endpaper, contemporary limp calf, worn, lower cover and spine damaged, 8vo, E.C. for the Company of Stationers , 1667; sold not subject to return One of many 16th and 17th century editions, all uncommon and this one untraced in ESTC, of a popular apocryphal work, purportedly containing the dying words of the 12 sons of Jacob, written in Hebrew or Greek, and introduced into the West in the form of Grosseteste's 13th century Latin translation.

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Pepys (Samuel) - Manuscript document, signed,

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Description: 1pp., warrant signed by Samuel Pepys, Sir William Pen and William. 2nd Viscount Broucker to Edward Gregory Clerk of the Che[que] of his Majs. yard, Chatham, asking for seamen for the yacht Lenox, "The full compliment is ten men', also endorsed on the verso, 18 September. bis. Warrant for Entry of ten men upon the Lenox Yacht, approx. 300 x 190mm., 3 folding creases, browned, Dated at the Navy Office London this 18th of September 1668

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Hungary.- - A True and Exact Relation of the Imperil Expedition in Hungaria,

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Description: in the Year 1684 Account of the Siege and Defence of the City of Buda , folding engraved plate (marginal tears), extra-illustrated with a large folding plan of the siege of Vienna, torn at folds with some loss, title torn and repaired, last f. backed, browned and marked, occasional pen notes and scribbles, [Wing T2448], R. Taylor , 1685 bound with Taafe (Francis, Count ) Count Taaffe's Letters from the Imperial Camp, to his Brother the Earl of Caarlingford here in London, Giving an Account of the Siege at Vienna, little spotted, uncut, [Wing C592] T.B., sold by W. Abbington, 1684 and The following Lines are Engraven in Letters of Gold upon the Gates of Vienna, folded broadside, printed in red, with large initial, tears to inner margin. browned & marked, [Wing F1402] J.M. for W. Davis , 1684 and A Panegyrick Mercury upon the Successes against the Turks, in the Autumn, 1683, single sheet, English text on recto, Latin on verso, [Wing P258A], [1683] and A true Representation of the Grand Visir's Standard, taken at Vienna, hand-coloured engraving, lower part cut away, fore-edge trimmed, repair on verso.not traced in ESTC, [1684], 5 items in 1 vol., twentieth century half calf, marbled boards, little scuffed, 4to .

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Sleidan (John) - The General History of the Reformation...

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Description: Begun in Germany By Martin Luther To which is Added, A Continuation by Edmund Bohn, engraved frontispiece portrait, title printed in red & black, 5 further engraved portraits, some foxing and minor marking, cockling, modern calf-backed marbled boards, [Wing S3989], folio, Edw. Jones for Abel Swall , 1689.

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Description: second edition, little marked, contemporary panelled calf, rubbed, upper cover loose, A. & J. Churchill , 1709 § Walpole (Robert, Earl of Orford ).- Further Report (A) from the Committee of Secrecy, appointed to Enquire into the Conduct of Robert, Earl of Orford, during the last Ten Years of his being First Commissioner of the Treasury, large folding table, torn, lower part detatched, notes on title verso and front free endpaper, later boars, worn, spine missing, T. Leech, 1742 § Livius (Titus) Historiarum Lib. XCI Fragmentum Anekdoton [ graece ], half title, title in red and black, corners creased at start, little marking, Tempsford Hall Library bookplate, contemporary marbled paper wrappers, rubbed & marked, Naples, D. Terres, 1773, and 7 others, 8vo et infra , (10)

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[Anon.] - Nabal: or, the History of a Reprobate, Translated from the Hebrew...

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Description: of She[bna] the Son of Lawrim, together with the Song of Agabus the Prophet, the Son of Tobiel, 24pp., title and last f. torn, both with loss of a few letters, and mounted, other tears repaired, ink date on title, stained and marked, twentieth-century cloth, new endpapers, 8vo, 1772. Rare pamphlet, untraced in ESTC, Copac, WorldCat,

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Dickens (Charles) - Als

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Description: Fine autograph letter signed to William Hazlitt, 2pp, sm.8vo., Office of the Daily News, Whitefriars, n.d......"I saw the notice of the French Play this morning and immediately perceived that the Readers had cut and maimed you......" At the time Dickens was the editor of the London Daily News, and Hazlitt was the drama critic.

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Dickens (Charles) - Little Dorrit,

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Description: first edition in original 19/20 monthly parts, 40 etched plates by H.K.Browne, lacking some advertisements to parts 1, 5 & 13, all text and other advertisements present, light oxidisation to some plates, a little browned with occasional soiling, original printed wrappers, some detached, some spine ends chipped, corners a little bumped, light soiling, a little rubbed, part 1 lacks front wrapper, parts 6 & 7 lacking back wrapper, 8vo, [Eckel p.82; Hatton & Cleaver p.305], 1855-57. Details of missing advertisements are as follows: part 1 without any advertising, part 5 has first 2 advertisements at back bound in twice but not the third one, thus lacking 16pp., and part 13 lacking 4pp. at back.

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Dickens (Charles) - Als

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Description: Autograph letter signed by Charles Dickens to Seagrave and Company, "Please supply to my son Mr Sydney Smith Dickens R.N. with such articles as he finds necessary for his present outfit, and charge the same to me.", 1pp, sm.8vo., inlaid into stiff paper mount, Gads Hill Place, December 28th 1866. Dickens' 7th child, was 13 and training for the navy. Dickens was immensely proud of him but Sydney eventually became reckless and died at sea at the age of 25.

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Description: ( Rev . J. G.) Bible Animals , engraved frontispiece and numerous plates, light foxing and contemporary ink inscriptions to endpapers, contemporary calf, gilt, compartments gilt decorated with animals motifs, a little rubbed, 1869 § Alberti De Villeneuve (Francois, Abbé d') Nouveau Dictionnaire Francois-Italien, 2 vol., Earl of Ilchester's armorial bookplates to front pastedowns, contemporary speckled calf, a little worn, Nice, Chez Piestre et Delamolliere, 1788; and 12 others , v.s., v.d. (15)

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Description: 25 vol., limited edition, author signed to half title of vol. 1, (lacking the 6 vol. subsequently published), printed in black and blue, slight foxing to endpapers, t.e.g., others uncut, original cloth-backed blue paper-covered boards with paper spine label and spare label to the rear of the vol., boards a little foxed, 4to, Macmillan & Co., 1913-19.

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Churchill (Winston) - Document signed,

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Description: Disposition by H.M.Principal Secretary of State for War with consent to Babcock & Wilcox Limited..... "Ypres National Projectile Factory, Renfrew, Renfrew, an eight page typed document signed by W.S.Churchill , as Secretary of State for War, and H.H.Piggott , Assistant Secretary, at the end of each typed page, pen and pencil underscoring and various annotations throughout, stamped and dated on the initial page, address and annotations to verso of final page, previously folded, and laced at spine, browned in places and slightly soiled, folio , 1919

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Description: Ink signature ('Winston S. Churchill') on a white card with embossed heading, trace of rusty paperclip to upper margin, Treasury Chambers, Whitehall [1927], mounted together with a black and white photograph of Churchill , complimentary card from the Chancellor of Exchequer's Private Secretary dated 14:4:27 pasted on rear of mount, framed and glazed, overall size 34 x 24cm.

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Churchill (Winston) - Typed letter signed to Sir Thomas Moore, reading

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Description: Typed letter signed ('Winston S. Churchill') to Sir Thomas Moore, reading "I am writing once more to thank you and the Staff of Hatchards for so handsomely completing your gift to me of the bound set of my War Memoirs. I shall always value these books as a token of your friendship and goodwill", one page, intersecting mailing folds, very light creasing to lower left corner, 8vo , 10 Downing Street, Whitehall, 18 July 1954, mounted, framed and glazed, overall size 41 x 36.5cm .

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Churchill (Winston Spencer) - The Collected Works,

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Description: 38 vol., Centenary Limited Edition , original vellum, gilt, a few vol. with spines darkened, gilt-stamped slip-cases, with the original subscribers book-pale, a very good set, 8vo , 1973-76. The best edition of the works of Britain s greatest 20th century statesman complete with the four volumes of Collected Essays.

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Lawrence (T.E.) - Als

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Description: Fine initialled letter 1pp., 8vo.., cream paper , "Dear H.W. [Henry Williamson] Yours letters made me laugh and then think hard. You are really two entirely different people, and if only they could come together what a book we should have!......" signed "Yours TES. A cut hand: so I can't write properly". Mount Batten, ii.iii.[19]33.

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Hemingway (Ernest) - To Have and Have Not,

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Description: 1937; For Whom the Bell Tolls, some chipping to spine ends, 1941; A Moveable Feast, 1964, first English editions , original cloth, gilt, dust-jackets, unclipped, extremities a little frayed, lightly soiled, rubbed, 8vo (3)

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Tolkien (J.R.R.) - The Hobbit,

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Description: or, There and Back Again, first edition, first printing , frontispiece, plate, illustrations, map endpapers, 2pp. advertisements, gift inscription on preliminary blank f. "for B. and D. + D from Aunt Jane", a little light finger-marking to title and a few other ff., but otherwise internally very good, original pictorial cloth, lacking small section of cloth at foot of spine, a little light marking and bumping, minor shelf-lean, dust-jacket to design by the author, with ms. correction of 'Dodgson' on lower inner flap, further pencil inscription below, lacking most of spine (though 'Hobbit' present) and section of lower panel near spine, upper panel cleanly detached from remains of spine, wear to fore-edges with some loss, 8vo, 1937. The gift inscription is from Tolkien's aunt Emily Jane Suffield, to Bertram and Dorothy Stone and their two sons; "Aunt Jane" had famously passed letters between Tolkien's parents when they were initially courting, and her Cotswolds cottage was in part the inspiration for Bag End, home to Bilbo Baggins. The pencilled note addended to the blurb on the lower inside flap of the jacket refers to the secret back door into the Lonely Mountain.

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Powell (Anthony) - [A Dance to the Music of Time],

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Description: 12 vol., comprising A Question of Upbringing, reprint ; A Buyer's Market, dust-jacket worn at head of spine and slightly dulled, chip from foot of lower panel; The Acceptance World, price-clipped ; At Lady Molly's; Casanova's Chinese Restaurant; The Kindly Ones; The Valley of Bones; The Soldier's Art; The Military Philosophers, price-clipped ; Books do Furnish a Room; Temporary Kings, price-clipped ; Hearing Secret Harmonies, all but first first editions , original cloth, all but first in dust-jacket, some minor rubbing and chipping to corners and spine ends, otherwise in very good condition, 8vo , 1951-75.

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Steinbeck (John) - Als

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Description: Manuscript letter initialled 'J.S." [John Steinbeck] to 'H.P .', 1pp, A4, on lined yellow legal paper, "Here we go again. For a few blessed days I was free of them but they have tracked me down. On Nov. 23rd we go to California.....I can't imagine anything terribly important will happen in the mail.....but if you happen to be in town.....I like the alcoholic lady-. Yours J.S. n.p., 14 Nov' [19]64.

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Apollonius Pergaeus. - Conicorum libri quattuor...

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Description: Sereni Antinsensis Philosophi libri duo , 2 parts in 1, translated by Federico Commandino, woodcut diagrams in the text, decorative initials, title soiled and with 2 stamps at foot, stains to next few ff and a little elsewhere, contemporary vellum, spine with calf raised bands, rubbed and marked, new endpapers at front, in modern morocco-backed cloth case, [Adams A1310; Grolier/Horblit 4], folio, Bologna, A. Benatius , 1566. Important early edition of classic works on conic sections.

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Einstein (Albert) - Als.

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Description: handwritten letter in German, 1pp with 8 lines and signature on verso, signed Þrn Albert', previously folded with slight wear at creases and small hole not affecting text, slightly soiled on verso, A4, Le Coq (Belgium), 19. VII. [19]33. Einstein writes to his ex-wife Mileva [Einstein married mathematician Mileva Maric in 1903, divorced 1919], part translation, "I have been told by Mr. Dukas about your unfortunate situation. Don't worry I will help, though my own situation is problematic". He goes on the explain his situation and the lack of funds because his money was taken by the Germans. His income in America is not worth very much because of the exchange rate. "So, I have many troubles and worries but I can find the amount you need. But if I should die, I will leave only poverty to my family".

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Description: trigometriae sublimis theoria nova methodo pertractata, first edition , 2 folding engraved plates at end, some spotting, bookplate of Turner Collection, Keele University Library, original (?) boards, rubbed and marked, spine damaged, uncut, 4to, Florence, typ. Allegriniana, 1782.

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Jones (John) - The Mysteries of Opium, Reveal'd,

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Description: folding letterpress table "of the doses of the best and safest opiates", lacking imprimatur title, without errata f. sometimes called for, some foxing, closed tear to table, modern half morocco, [Blake, p.236; Wellcome 5780231], 8vo, Richard Smith , 1701.

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Newton - Opuscula Mathematica, Philosophica et Philologica

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Description: ( Sir Isaac) Opuscula Mathematica, Philosophica et Philologica , edited by G.F.Salvemini, 3 vol., half-title in vol.1, titles in red and black with engraved vignette, woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials, 64 folding engraved plates, 2 folding tables, note to binder leaf at end of vol.3, light browning and marking, bookplates of Viscount Bangor, name on front free endpapers, contemporary speckled calf, rubbed, vol. I joint partly cracked, [Babson 9], 4to, Lausanne & Geneva, M.M. Bousquet , 1744. "These 3 volumes, entirely in Latin, are part of a set of 8 volumes of Newton's works collected and edited by Giovanni Francesco Salvemini (1708-1791), called Castillioneus, who supplied a Preface and Life of Newton. They are a fine piece of bookmaking...The missing 5 volumes in the set consist of the Principia , 3 vols., Arithmetica Universalis , 1 vol., and Optice et Lectiones Opticae, 1 vol." Babson.

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Riccati (Vincenzo) and Girolamo Saladino - Institutiones Analyticae,

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Description: 2 vol., first edition, vol. 1 half title, title in red and black with engraved vignette, vol 2 lacks half title and title, 2 folding tables, 93 folding engraved plates, some staining and marking, bookplates of the Turner Collection, Keele University LIbrary, contemporary half vellum, patterned paper boards, red morocco spine labels, rubbed & marked, folio, Bologna, typ. Sancti Thomae Aquinitatis , 1765. 'The first extensive treatise on integral calculus, predating that of Euler' (D.S.B.)

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Russell (Bertrand) - The Principles of Mathematics,

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Description: vol. I (all published), first edition , pencil marginalia throughout, newspaper clippings carrying reviews of the volume tipped to front free endpaper, ink inscriptions (one of ownership) to front endpaper and to title, faint foxing to peripheral ff., faint even browning elsewhere, soiling to extreme edges, gutta-percha a little dried with quires separating, text block a little shaken, hinges pulling, original cloth, fore edges uncut, spine leather cockled, marked and a little rubbed elsewhere, spine ends bumped, Cambridge, 8vo , 1903.

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Schroedinger (Erwin) - Statistical Thermodynamics,

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Description: Course of Seminar Lectures delivered in January-March 1944, at the School of Theoretical Physics, pre-publication reproduced typescript , title, contents and 135 single-sided pp., occasional light offsetting, cloth-backed wrappers, slightly discoloured, lightly frayed and rubbed, 4to, Dublin, Institute for Advanced Studies, 1944. Erwin Schrödinger (1887-1961) was a Nobel Prize-winning Austrian physicist who developed a number of fundamental results in the field of quantum theory. In addition, he was the author of many works in various fields of physics and he made several attempts to construct a unified field theory. He is also known for his "Schrödinger's cat" thought-experiment.

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Marshall (Julian) - The Annals of Tennis,

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Description: first edition in book form , title printed in red and black, frontispiece and 45 plates (on 27 leaves), occasional light finger-soiling, t.e.g., publisher's decorative green cloth gilt, rebacked in matching cloth, preserving original backstrip, the upper cover with central racket and balls ornament, lightly rubbed, housed in custom morocco-backed drop-back box, gilt, 4to, "The Field" Office, 1878.

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Arena (Filippo) - A group of 17 plates for La Natura e Coltura dei Fiori Fisicamente Esposta in Palermo,

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Description: comprising an allegorical frontispiece, a garden plan, and 15 botanical plates, including sunflower, passionflower, orchids, hyacinth, calendula, geraniums and others, hand-coloured engravings, each c.195 x 295mm., stitch holes to one sheet edge, occasional minor marginal surface dirt, disbound within contemporary patterned paper boards, worn, oblong 4to, [1767-68].

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Botany.- - A large, mixed, group of 17th and 18th century botanical plates,

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Description: including 7 for Sweert's Florilegium Amplissimum et Selectissimum, 12 Crispin van der Passe's Hortus Floridus, around 95 double-sided text leaves with inset images for John Gerarde's Herball, 11 mostly double-sided plates for Morison's Plantarum Umbelliferarum, and 7 for Buc'hoz's Histoire Générale et économique des trois regnes de la nature, c.190 engravings and woodcuts, most with hand-colouring, the Buc'hoz plates and one side of the Gerarde plates uncoloured, v.s., occasional slight browning and minor dampstaining, mostly marginal, the Sweert plates with some retouching and other restoration to the upper areas, [1612-1772] (c.190)

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Botany.- - A large, mixed, group of mostly 19th and early 20th century botanical plates,

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Description: including c.55 plates for Curtis's Botanical Magazine, c.65 plates for Dietrich's Flora Universalis, c.55 for Andrews's Botanist's Repository, 26 plates for Van Houtte, 8 camellias by Berlèse and Jung, a mixed group of mostly early 20th century chromolithographs, many of roses, and others, over 225 hand-coloured engravings and lithographs, and chromolithographs, v.s., occasional slight spotting and browning, [c.1800-1912] (c.225)

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Description: title in Latin and English below each study, intialled 'C.G.' with location and date, on verso, mostly from Snaresbrook, a few from Wales and elsewhere, watercolours over pencil, each c.275 x 185mm., inscribed in ink, occasional spotting, [1867-1880] (20)

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