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The Henry Blofeld Collection (162 Lots)

by Chiswick Auctions

March 1, 2017, 1:00 PM GMT

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Acton, London, United Kingdom

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PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL OF THE BOOKS IN THIS COLLECTION ARE SIGNED BY HENRY BLOFELD. This is not mentioned in each lot description in order to avoid repetition.   ARLOTT, John (1914-91).  Book of Cricketers. Guildford and London: Lutterworth Press, 1979. 8vo. Half title, full-page half tone illustrations. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dust-jacket (dust-jacket with short tear at head of backstrip). FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed, “Henry, with kindest regards, yours, John. 30th August ’79. The Oval.” With the same author’s Gone to the Test Match. Primarily an Account of the 1948 Tests (London, 1949, dust-jacket, FIRST EDITION).

Estimate: £30 - £50

Description: PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL OF THE BOOKS IN THIS COLLECTION ARE SIGNED BY HENRY BLOFELD. This is not mentioned in each lot description in order to avoid repetition. ARLOTT, John (1914-91).  Book of Cricketers. Guildford and London: Lutterworth Press, 1979. 8vo. Half title, full-page half tone illustrations. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dust-jacket (dust-jacket with short tear at head of backstrip). FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed, “Henry, with kindest regards, yours, John. 30th August ’79. The Oval.” With the same author’s Gone to the Test Match. Primarily an Account of the 1948 Tests (London, 1949, dust-jacket, FIRST EDITION). "[The Book of Cricketers] given to me with something of a post-prandial flourish during the Fourth Test Match against India, at the Oval in 1979" (Henry Blofeld, hereafter referred to as H.B.).

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ARLOTT, John (1914-91).  Clausentum … Sonnets. London: Jonathan Cape, 1946. 8vo. Half title, lithographed frontispiece and 6 plates by Michael Ayrton. Original turquoise cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dust-jacket designed by Michael Ayrton with price of 7s.6d. unclipped (jacket lightly rubbed at extremities). FIRST EDITION of this work in which

Estimate: £40 - £60

Description: ARLOTT, John (1914-91).  Clausentum … Sonnets. London: Jonathan Cape, 1946. 8vo. Half title, lithographed frontispiece and 6 plates by Michael Ayrton. Original turquoise cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dust-jacket designed by Michael Ayrton with price of 7s.6d. unclipped (jacket lightly rubbed at extremities). FIRST EDITION of this work in which "Sonnets and drawings do not compete but merge to record a deep and shared experience" (from the turn-in). "A little known book of sonnets written by Arlott about a beautiful, but now derelict, Roman villa near to Southampton" (H.B.)

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The Australians in England. 1896. London: “Published at the ‘Athletic News’ Office,” [1896]. 12mo. Half tone plate of the Australian team (lightly browned, final leaf torn touching letters). Original yellow pictorial wrappers, with wood-engraved portrait of G. H. S. Trott on the upper wrapper, advertisements on other wrappers (stained and creased, short tear to upper wrapper without loss, nick to lower wrapper). RARE. The text consists principally of “An Australian Opinion of the Tour. [By George Bull, of the Australian Press.]” and “A Few Jottings on the Tour. [By J. J. B.]”. The diverting advertisements include one for the 'Everton Football Turnstile' aimed at 'Directors and Managers of Racecourses, Football and Cricket Clubs.' 

Estimate: £100 - £150

Description: The Australians in England. 1896. London: “Published at the ‘Athletic News’ Office,” [1896]. 12mo. Half tone plate of the Australian team (lightly browned, final leaf torn touching letters). Original yellow pictorial wrappers, with wood-engraved portrait of G. H. S. Trott on the upper wrapper, advertisements on other wrappers (stained and creased, short tear to upper wrapper without loss, nick to lower wrapper). RARE. The text consists principally of “An Australian Opinion of the Tour. [By George Bull, of the Australian Press.]” and “A Few Jottings on the Tour. [By J. J. B.]”. The diverting advertisements include one for the 'Everton Football Turnstile' aimed at 'Directors and Managers of Racecourses, Football and Cricket Clubs.' "Bought at a secondhand bookshop in Melbourne during Mike Brearley's 1979/80 tour of Australia " (H.B.).

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BATEMAN, H. M. (1887-1970).  Suburbia. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1922. 4to. Half title, full-page illustrations by H. M. Bateman. Original pictorial paper boards, dust-jacket (jacket with a few tears and light rubbing to edges). FIRST EDITION. With Langford Reed’s Nonsense Verses (London, [n.d.], illustrations by H. M. Bateman) and David Low’s British Cartoonists, Caricaturists and Comic Artists (London, 1932).

Estimate: £30 - £50

Description: BATEMAN, H. M. (1887-1970).  Suburbia. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1922. 4to. Half title, full-page illustrations by H. M. Bateman. Original pictorial paper boards, dust-jacket (jacket with a few tears and light rubbing to edges). FIRST EDITION. With Langford Reed’s Nonsense Verses (London, [n.d.], illustrations by H. M. Bateman) and David Low’s British Cartoonists, Caricaturists and Comic Artists (London, 1932). "Bateman is my favourite cartoonist of all time" (H.B.). (3)

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BAXTER, Peter (b. 1947, editor).  Test Match Special. London: Queen Anne Press, 1981. [Number One]. 4to. Half tone illustrations. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dust-jacket. FIRST EDITION. The RARE first appearance of this publication. It contains two contributions from Henry Blofeld, “Old Trafford: The Team Goes North” and, in collaboration with Don Mosey, “Home Thoughts from Abroad.” Other contributors include John Arlott, Christopher Martin-Jenkins, Brian Johnston and Fred Trueman. The text on the front turn-in accounts for the abiding popularity of Radio 3’s “Test Match Special”: “… The team’s mixture of lyrical description, dry wit, shrewd appraisal and cheerful bonhomie is reflected in the book, which uses the 1980 season (the West Indies tour and the Centenary Test match) as a framework for reminiscence on past disasters, drinks in the box, listeners’ letters, broadcasting overseas – and, of course, the inevitable ‘Rain Stops Play’.” With 3 other books produced by the BBC Test Match Special Team, namely, The Ashes. Highlights since 1948 (London, 1989), England v. West Indies. Highlights since 1948 (London, 1991) and Peter Baxter’s Can Anyone Hear Me? Testing Times with Test Match Special on Tour (London, 2013, paperback). 

Estimate: £40 - £60

Description: BAXTER, Peter (b. 1947, editor).  Test Match Special. London: Queen Anne Press, 1981. [Number One]. 4to. Half tone illustrations. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dust-jacket. FIRST EDITION. The RARE first appearance of this publication. It contains two contributions from Henry Blofeld, “Old Trafford: The Team Goes North” and, in collaboration with Don Mosey, “Home Thoughts from Abroad.” Other contributors include John Arlott, Christopher Martin-Jenkins, Brian Johnston and Fred Trueman. The text on the front turn-in accounts for the abiding popularity of Radio 3’s “Test Match Special”: “… The team’s mixture of lyrical description, dry wit, shrewd appraisal and cheerful bonhomie is reflected in the book, which uses the 1980 season (the West Indies tour and the Centenary Test match) as a framework for reminiscence on past disasters, drinks in the box, listeners’ letters, broadcasting overseas – and, of course, the inevitable ‘Rain Stops Play’.” With 3 other books produced by the BBC Test Match Special Team, namely, The Ashes. Highlights since 1948 (London, 1989), England v. West Indies. Highlights since 1948 (London, 1991) and Peter Baxter’s Can Anyone Hear Me? Testing Times with Test Match Special on Tour (London, 2013, paperback). "The First Test Match Special Book which is difficult to come by, especially in d/w, as there was a small print run. Contains Arlott's brilliant piece on the history of TMS" (H.B.). (4)

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Description: BEERBOHM, Max (1872-1956).  Fifty Caricatures. London: William Heinemann, 1913. Small 4to. Half title, title printed in red and black, 50 plates by Max Beerbohm, all but the last two mounted, 2-pages of publisher’s advertisements at the end (first few leaves and the last two plates spotted). Original green pictorial cloth gilt. Provenance: Cecil, Christmas 1913 (signature on front free endpaper); initials (“[?]B.W.P.”) beneath in a different hand. FIRST EDITION, first impression. With 4 other books by, or about, Max Beerbohm including A Survey (London, 1921) and Observations (London, 1925). (5)

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Description: BEERBOHM, Max (1872-1956).  Rossetti and His Circle. London: William Heinemann, [1922]. 4to. Half title, mounted coloured frontispiece and 22 plates by Beerbohm. Origin cream buckram gilt, gilt edges (a few ink spots, some very light staining). FIRST EDITION, NUMBER 247 OF 380 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. With the same author’s Max’s Nineties. Drawings 1892-1899. With an Introduction by Osbert Lancaster ([London], 1958, dust-jacket). (2)

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BEERBOHM, Max (1872-1956).  Zuleika Dobson or An Oxford Love Story. London: William Heinemann, 1911. 8vo. Half title and title printed in red and black. Original red cloth gilt, uncut (lower joints split, some staining and rubbing). Provenance: Donald H. Nicol (pencil signature on front pastedown). FIRST EDITION of this celebrated comic satire and Beerbohm’s only novel. According to E. M. Forster, it is “… a great work – the most consistent achievement of fantasy in our time … [and has] a beauty unattainable by serious literature.”

Estimate: £30 - £50

Description: BEERBOHM, Max (1872-1956).  Zuleika Dobson or An Oxford Love Story. London: William Heinemann, 1911. 8vo. Half title and title printed in red and black. Original red cloth gilt, uncut (lower joints split, some staining and rubbing). Provenance: Donald H. Nicol (pencil signature on front pastedown). FIRST EDITION of this celebrated comic satire and Beerbohm’s only novel. According to E. M. Forster, it is “… a great work – the most consistent achievement of fantasy in our time … [and has] a beauty unattainable by serious literature.”

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BETJEMAN, John (1906-84).  Continual Dew. A Little Book of Bourgeois Verse. London: John Murray, 1937. 8vo. Half title, illustrations by Hubert de Cronin Hastings and Osbert Lancaster, decorations to the poem “Exeter” by Gabriel Pippet, printed on pale blue paper, except for the poem “Exeter” which is printed in red and black on white paper, initials. Original dark brown cloth with gilt lettering and decorations by Osbert Lancaster, gilt edges, dust-jacket with a design by E. McKnight Kauffer printed in blue and black (jacket rather worn with half of the backstrip lacking). Provenance: Bernard B. Humphreys, September 1940 (signature on front free endpaper). FIRST EDITION of the poet’s third published work, and the first appearances in print of “The Arrest of Oscar Wilde at the Cadogan Hotel” and “Slough”. It also includes 15 poems which had previously been published in Mount Zion (1931). With 15 other books by John Betjeman including Old Lights for New Chancels (London, 1940, without jacket, FIRST EDITION), New Bats in Old Belfries (London, 1945, dust-jacket, FIRST EDITION) and Poems in the Porch (London, 1954, reprint, illustrations by John Piper). (16)

Estimate: £300 - £500

Description: BETJEMAN, John (1906-84).  Continual Dew. A Little Book of Bourgeois Verse. London: John Murray, 1937. 8vo. Half title, illustrations by Hubert de Cronin Hastings and Osbert Lancaster, decorations to the poem “Exeter” by Gabriel Pippet, printed on pale blue paper, except for the poem “Exeter” which is printed in red and black on white paper, initials. Original dark brown cloth with gilt lettering and decorations by Osbert Lancaster, gilt edges, dust-jacket with a design by E. McKnight Kauffer printed in blue and black (jacket rather worn with half of the backstrip lacking). Provenance: Bernard B. Humphreys, September 1940 (signature on front free endpaper). FIRST EDITION of the poet’s third published work, and the first appearances in print of “The Arrest of Oscar Wilde at the Cadogan Hotel” and “Slough”. It also includes 15 poems which had previously been published in Mount Zion (1931). With 15 other books by John Betjeman including Old Lights for New Chancels (London, 1940, without jacket, FIRST EDITION), New Bats in Old Belfries (London, 1945, dust-jacket, FIRST EDITION) and Poems in the Porch (London, 1954, reprint, illustrations by John Piper). (16)

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Description: BIBLE, in German – [Biblia. Nuremberg: Johann Andrea Endters, n.d., but probably first quarter of the 18th-century]. Folio. Engraved portrait of Martin Luther in architectural border, preface by Johann Michael Dilherr, 4 full-page engraved sectional titles, printed in double column, numerous woodcut illustrations, initials and ornaments (lacks general title, one leaf torn with slight loss, some mainly marginal staining, some leaves torn and repaired). Contemporary panelled vellum, metal fitments, straps (the binding skilfully restored, some wear with loss to head of spine). Provenance: Maria Krause (early signatures); contemporary or later annotation. “DILHERR BIBLE”, named after the Protestant theologian Johann Michael Dilherr (1604-69) who provided the Preface. Sold not subject to return.

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Description: *** WITHDRAWN *** BOODLE’S – Roger FULFORD (1902-83).  Boodle’s 1762-1962. A Short History … Privately Printed for Members of the Club. London: The Chiswick Press, 1962. 4to. Half title, coloured frontispiece, title printed in red and black, coloured and half tone plates and illustrations (some very light marginal browning). Original white buckram with red suede armorial label gilt laid down on upper cover, spine lettered in gilt, glassine wrapper lettered in blue (some staining at upper and lower edges of covers). FIRST EDITION. “A LIMITED EDITION”, THIS COPY NUMBER 63 [of an unstated limitation] FOR “H. C. BLOFELD.” Please note that this lot is withdrawn.

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BRADMAN, Donald “Don” (1908-2001) – Michael PAGE.  Bradman. The Illustrated Biography. South Melbourne: Macmillan, 1983 (reprint). 4to. Half title, half tone illustrations. Original green cloth with figure of Bradman at the crease stamped in white on upper cover and lettered in white on the spine, dust-jacket (backstrip of jacket a little faded). PRESENTATION COPY, the title inscribed, “To Henry, with very best wishes, Don Bradman. Adelaide. 28.1.’84.” Don Bradman is widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time.

Estimate: £300 - £500

Description: BRADMAN, Donald “Don” (1908-2001) – Michael PAGE.  Bradman. The Illustrated Biography. South Melbourne: Macmillan, 1983 (reprint). 4to. Half title, half tone illustrations. Original green cloth with figure of Bradman at the crease stamped in white on upper cover and lettered in white on the spine, dust-jacket (backstrip of jacket a little faded). PRESENTATION COPY, the title inscribed, “To Henry, with very best wishes, Don Bradman. Adelaide. 28.1.’84.” Don Bradman is widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time. "I took this book up to the committee room at the Adelaide Oval during a Test Match in the eighties in fear and trepidation that I might be turned away. The Don not only signed it, but then chatted happily about the no-ball and the lbw laws. I stayed for about an hour and he asked me to dinner when we came to Adelaide again later in the tour" (H.B.).

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Description: BRADMAN, Donald “Don” (1908-2001) – A. G. MOYES.  Bradman ... With a Foreword by Arthur E. R. Gilligan. Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1948. 8vo. Half title, half tone frontispiece and plates (some mainly marginal staining). Original brown cloth. FIRST EDITION. Padwick 7365. With Don Bradman’s Farewell to Cricket (London, 1950) and Philip Lindsay’s Don Bradman (London, 1951), both FIRST EDITIONS in original cloth without dust-jackets. (3)

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BURGESS, Anthony (1917-93).  A Clockwork Orange. London: Heinemann, 1962. 8vo. Half title (some marginal staining, more severe towards the front). Original black cloth gilt, dust-jacket designed by Barry Trengrove with price of 16s unclipped and wide turn-ins, the rear turn-in with advertisements for Burgess's 'Malayan Trilogy' (cloth covers with adhesive tape, the jacket with some offsetting to the turn-ins from adhesive tape). Provenance: Canterbury Public Library (stamps, library pocket and “date due” label mounted at the front). An internally very scruffy ex-library FIRST EDITION of this infamous and influential novel. The first issue dust-jacket is, in contrast, in very good, crisp and bright condition, apart from the faults stated, leading us to suspect it is not original to this particular copy. Modern Library 100 Best Novels 65.

Estimate: £100 - £150

Description: BURGESS, Anthony (1917-93).  A Clockwork Orange. London: Heinemann, 1962. 8vo. Half title (some marginal staining, more severe towards the front). Original black cloth gilt, dust-jacket designed by Barry Trengrove with price of 16s unclipped and wide turn-ins, the rear turn-in with advertisements for Burgess's 'Malayan Trilogy' (cloth covers with adhesive tape, the jacket with some offsetting to the turn-ins from adhesive tape). Provenance: Canterbury Public Library (stamps, library pocket and “date due” label mounted at the front). An internally very scruffy ex-library FIRST EDITION of this infamous and influential novel. The first issue dust-jacket is, in contrast, in very good, crisp and bright condition, apart from the faults stated, leading us to suspect it is not original to this particular copy. Modern Library 100 Best Novels 65. "I stopped dangerously on a corner at a mildly scruffy looking secondhand bookshop in New Zealand on the drive from Christchurch to Blenheim. I was amazed to find such an impeccable first edition dustwrapper on this extraordinary book" (H.B.).

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BYRON, Robert (1905-41).  The Road to Oxiana … With an Introduction by D. Talbot Rice. London: John Lehmann, 1950. 8vo. Half title, half tone frontispiece, title printed in red and black, plates (some spotting at edges). Original red cloth, spine gilt, dust-jacket designed by Keith Vaughan. This celebrated travelogue was first published in 1937. With 4 other miscellaneous books, namely Xan Fielding’s The Stronghold. An Account of the Four Seasons in the White Mountains of Crete (London, 1953), H. Seymour’s Intrigue in Tangier (London, 1958), Frederick Forsyth’s The Day of the Jackal (London, 1971) and William Douglas Home’s Sins of Commission (London, 1985, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR), all FIRST EDITIONS in dust-jackets. 

Estimate: £30 - £50

Description: BYRON, Robert (1905-41).  The Road to Oxiana … With an Introduction by D. Talbot Rice. London: John Lehmann, 1950. 8vo. Half title, half tone frontispiece, title printed in red and black, plates (some spotting at edges). Original red cloth, spine gilt, dust-jacket designed by Keith Vaughan. This celebrated travelogue was first published in 1937. With 4 other miscellaneous books, namely Xan Fielding’s The Stronghold. An Account of the Four Seasons in the White Mountains of Crete (London, 1953), H. Seymour’s Intrigue in Tangier (London, 1958), Frederick Forsyth’s The Day of the Jackal (London, 1971) and William Douglas Home’s Sins of Commission (London, 1985, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR), all FIRST EDITIONS in dust-jackets. "[Robert Byron is] the best travel writer of all although much of it is far too erudite for me" (H.B.). (5)

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CARDUS, Neville (1888-1975).  The Summer Game. A Cricketer’s Journal. London: Grant Richards & Humphrey Toulmin at the Cayme Press, 1929. Large 8vo. Half title (spot on final page offset from rear endpaper). Original green buckram, spine lettered in gilt, uncut. Provenance: Miss N. M. Hodgson (label on front pastedown). FIRST EDITION. NUMBER 75 OF 120 LARGE PAPER COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. The author wrote widely on his two great loves – cricket and music – and was considered one of the most influential critics of his generation. Padwick 6664. Selected, in 2010, by 'The Wisden Cricketer' magazine (now 'The Cricketer') as one of the 50 best cricket books of all time.

Estimate: £300 - £500

Description: CARDUS, Neville (1888-1975).  The Summer Game. A Cricketer’s Journal. London: Grant Richards & Humphrey Toulmin at the Cayme Press, 1929. Large 8vo. Half title (spot on final page offset from rear endpaper). Original green buckram, spine lettered in gilt, uncut. Provenance: Miss N. M. Hodgson (label on front pastedown). FIRST EDITION. NUMBER 75 OF 120 LARGE PAPER COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. The author wrote widely on his two great loves – cricket and music – and was considered one of the most influential critics of his generation. Padwick 6664. Selected, in 2010, by 'The Wisden Cricketer' magazine (now 'The Cricketer') as one of the 50 best cricket books of all time. "I was lucky enough once to have dinner with Neville Cardus at the Garrick and I remember him saying how much he enjoyed writing this book. I told him the story of my accident at Eton when I bicycled into a bus and how lucky I was to survive. He smiled and said, 'The Almighty dropped a dolly at mid off that time'" (H.B.).

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Description: CARDUS, Neville (1888-1975).  Good Days. London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1948. 8vo. Half title. Original khaki cloth, spine lettered in gilt (some staining). Provenance: H. C. Blofeld (juvenile signature and address on front pastedown); Blofeld stamps; modern signature. Reprint of a book first published in 1934. cf. Padwick 6665. With 13 other books by Neville Cardus including Cricket (London, 1930), English Cricket (London, 1945), Autobiography (London, 1947, dust-jacket), Second Innings (London, 1950) and Close of Play (London, 1956, inscribed, “Best wishes, Ted [?]Dexter”), all in original cloth or boards but without dust-jackets, except where indicated. "I have always loved reading Cardus. He gives the reader such a wonderful flavour of the rather stately game which was played in those days" (H.B.).  (14)

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Description: CHAPMAN, A. P. F. (& others).  The Game of Cricket. London: Seeley, Service & Co. Ltd., 1930. 8vo. Half title, half tone frontispiece and plates, errata slip (some very light mainly marginal browning and staining). Original tan buckram gilt (spine slightly faded). Provenance: John [?]Hillary (later signature on front pastedown). FIRST EDITION. A title from the “THE LONSDALE LIBRARY.” Padwick 496. "I think Percy Chapman was my sort of cricketer: the bigger the risk, the greater the challenge" (H.B.).

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CHOPPING, Richard (1917-2008, illustrator) – David BENEDICTUS (b. 1938).  The Fourth of June. London: The Book Club, 1962. 8vo. Half title. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in black, dust-jacket with price of 18s. unclipped (some very minor chipping and very light staining to lower cover). FIRST EDITION. The front turn-in is SIGNED by Chopping (“Richard W. Chopping”) with a further inscription by him, “I wish I still looked like this”, referring to the front cover of the wrapper which bears a (printed) youthful self-portrait by Chopping. The artist is best-known for his dust-jacket designs for nine of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels, starting with From Russian With Love in 1957.

Estimate: £200 - £300

Description: CHOPPING, Richard (1917-2008, illustrator) – David BENEDICTUS (b. 1938).  The Fourth of June. London: The Book Club, 1962. 8vo. Half title. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in black, dust-jacket with price of 18s. unclipped (some very minor chipping and very light staining to lower cover). FIRST EDITION. The front turn-in is SIGNED by Chopping (“Richard W. Chopping”) with a further inscription by him, “I wish I still looked like this”, referring to the front cover of the wrapper which bears a (printed) youthful self-portrait by Chopping. The artist is best-known for his dust-jacket designs for nine of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels, starting with From Russian With Love in 1957. "A double connection here. I was at Eton with David Benedictus who didn't much enjoy being there. And, of course, Richard Chopping came to the height of his fever with those immortal covers for Ian Fleming and James Bond. I wish he had drawn my 'favourite uncle', Ernst Stavro Blofeld and his white pussy" (H.B.).

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CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer (1874-1965) & Clementine CHURCHILL (1885-1977).  Ian Hamilton’s March. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900. 8vo. Half title, half tone frontispiece portrait, 9 wood-engraved maps in the text, folding map at the end printed in black and brown with route drawn in red ink, 36-pages of publisher’s advertisements at the end (some spotting and staining to first few leaves, occasional light spotting and staining elsewhere). Original red cloth lettered in gilt (some speckled staining, mostly towards fore-edge of upper cover). Provenance: later illegible signature on front free endpaper. FIRST EDITION. Woods A5. 
Lot 20: CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer (1874-1965) & Clementine CHURCHILL (1885-1977).  Ian Hamilton’s March. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900. 8vo. Half title, half tone frontispiece portrait, 9 wood-engraved maps in the text, folding map at the end printed in black and brown with route drawn in red ink, 36-pages of publisher’s advertisements at the end (some spotting and staining to first few leaves, occasional light spotting and staining elsewhere). Original red cloth lettered in gilt (some speckled staining, mostly towards fore-edge of upper cover). Provenance: later illegible signature on front free endpaper. FIRST EDITION. Woods A5. "The great man is required reading and I bought this and the book in the following lot at a discreet upstairs secondhand bookshop in Hobart's Salamanca Place while watching a One-day International in Tasmania at the Bellerive Oval" (H.B.).  Loosely-inserted is a 2-PAGE TYPED AND AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM CLEMENTINE CHURCHILL, stating [in autograph]: “My dear Miss Brook,” on paper headed 10 Downing Street, dated 28th December, 1944, [continuing, typed]: “What an amusing and delightful present you have sent me. I love reading ‘Orlando’ in bed. I wish I could meet a lovely [‘lovely’ crossed out and replaced in autograph with ‘living’] marmalade cat as sumptuous and enchanting. Thank you so much.” [In autograph]: “Yours affect. Clementine S. Churchill. I was at Fulmer last Friday & saw the 2000 [?]th Baby & all [?]Matron’s lovely Christmas preparations. The Nursery & V.A.Ds sang ‘Nowell’ (quite beautifully) led by Miss Buchanan. I also visited Fircroft where I found [?] Matron gay & calm & pleased with the kitchen experiment.” “Fulmer” was Fulmer Chase Maternity Hospital for Wives of Junior Officers, of which Clementine Churchill was Chairman. “Fircroft” is probably Fircroft College in Selly Oak, Birmingham. (2)

Estimate: £400 - £600

Description: CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer (1874-1965) & Clementine CHURCHILL (1885-1977).  Ian Hamilton’s March. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900. 8vo. Half title, half tone frontispiece portrait, 9 wood-engraved maps in the text, folding map at the end printed in black and brown with route drawn in red ink, 36-pages of publisher’s advertisements at the end (some spotting and staining to first few leaves, occasional light spotting and staining elsewhere). Original red cloth lettered in gilt (some speckled staining, mostly towards fore-edge of upper cover). Provenance: later illegible signature on front free endpaper. FIRST EDITION. Woods A5. "The great man is required reading and I bought this and the book in the following lot at a discreet upstairs secondhand bookshop in Hobart's Salamanca Place while watching a One-day International in Tasmania at the Bellerive Oval" (H.B.).  Loosely-inserted is a 2-PAGE TYPED AND AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM CLEMENTINE CHURCHILL, stating [in autograph]: “My dear Miss Brook,” on paper headed 10 Downing Street, dated 28th December, 1944, [continuing, typed]: “What an amusing and delightful present you have sent me. I love reading ‘Orlando’ in bed. I wish I could meet a lovely [‘lovely’ crossed out and replaced in autograph with ‘living’] marmalade cat as sumptuous and enchanting. Thank you so much.” [In autograph]: “Yours affect. Clementine S. Churchill. I was at Fulmer last Friday & saw the 2000 [?]th Baby & all [?]Matron’s lovely Christmas preparations. The Nursery & V.A.Ds sang ‘Nowell’ (quite beautifully) led by Miss Buchanan. I also visited Fircroft where I found [?] Matron gay & calm & pleased with the kitchen experiment.” “Fulmer” was Fulmer Chase Maternity Hospital for Wives of Junior Officers, of which Clementine Churchill was Chairman. “Fircroft” is probably Fircroft College in Selly Oak, Birmingham. (2)

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CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer (1874-1965).  My African Journey. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1908. 8vo. Half title, half tone frontispiece and 60 subjects on 43 half tone plates probably after photographs by the author, 3 maps, one printed in blue, all with routes drawn in red ink, 16-pages of publisher’s advertisements (some light marginal staining). Original coloured pictorial cloth, spine lettered in gilt (some red ink marks to upper cover, some staining to lower cover, spine a little faded). Provenance: THOMAS BLOFELD (armorial bookplate); P. Lyon, 1933 (signature on front free endpaper). FIRST EDITION. Woods A12. The fine armorial bookplate of Thomas Blofeld was designed by Sir Henry John Fanshawe Badeley (1874-1951), who was responsible for the design of many bookplates for the Royal Family and members of the Peerage.

Estimate: £200 - £300

Description: CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer (1874-1965).  My African Journey. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1908. 8vo. Half title, half tone frontispiece and 60 subjects on 43 half tone plates probably after photographs by the author, 3 maps, one printed in blue, all with routes drawn in red ink, 16-pages of publisher’s advertisements (some light marginal staining). Original coloured pictorial cloth, spine lettered in gilt (some red ink marks to upper cover, some staining to lower cover, spine a little faded). Provenance: THOMAS BLOFELD (armorial bookplate); P. Lyon, 1933 (signature on front free endpaper). FIRST EDITION. Woods A12. The fine armorial bookplate of Thomas Blofeld was designed by Sir Henry John Fanshawe Badeley (1874-1951), who was responsible for the design of many bookplates for the Royal Family and members of the Peerage.

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CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer (1874-1965).  My African Journey. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1908. 8vo. Half title, half tone frontispiece and 60 subjects on 43 half tone plates probably after photographs by the author, 3 maps, one printed in blue, all with routes drawn in red ink (lacking the advertisements, some light staining). Original coloured pictorial cloth, spine lettered in gilt (some red ink marks to upper cover, some staining to lower cover, spine a little faded). Provenance: THOMAS BLOFELD (armorial bookplate); F. B. Mosey (old signature on front free endpaper). FIRST EDITION. Woods A12.

Estimate: £150 - £200

Description: CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer (1874-1965).  My African Journey. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1908. 8vo. Half title, half tone frontispiece and 60 subjects on 43 half tone plates probably after photographs by the author, 3 maps, one printed in blue, all with routes drawn in red ink (lacking the advertisements, some light staining). Original coloured pictorial cloth, spine lettered in gilt (some red ink marks to upper cover, some staining to lower cover, spine a little faded). Provenance: THOMAS BLOFELD (armorial bookplate); F. B. Mosey (old signature on front free endpaper). FIRST EDITION. Woods A12.

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CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer (1974-1965).  A History of the English-Speaking Peoples. London: Cassell, 1956-58. 4 volumes, large 8vo. Half titles, maps. Original red cloth gilt, dust-jackets (dust-jackets with some chipping). FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Woods A138a. With another set of the same work (inscribed by a class [?]to a departing master at Stowe School in 1956), the same author’s My Early Life. A Roving Commission (London, 1943, dust-jacket, wartime reprint with publisher’s printed slip, referring to Churchill as ‘Peter Patrice’, pasted at the front), Neville Thompson’s The Transvaal in War and Peace (London, 1900, cloth) and W. H. Thompson’s I Was Churchill’s Shadow (London, 1951, dust-jacket, FIRST EDITION). (11)

Estimate: £70 - £100

Description: CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer (1974-1965).  A History of the English-Speaking Peoples. London: Cassell, 1956-58. 4 volumes, large 8vo. Half titles, maps. Original red cloth gilt, dust-jackets (dust-jackets with some chipping). FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Woods A138a. With another set of the same work (inscribed by a class [?]to a departing master at Stowe School in 1956), the same author’s My Early Life. A Roving Commission (London, 1943, dust-jacket, wartime reprint with publisher’s printed slip, referring to Churchill as ‘Peter Patrice’, pasted at the front), Neville Thompson’s The Transvaal in War and Peace (London, 1900, cloth) and W. H. Thompson’s I Was Churchill’s Shadow (London, 1951, dust-jacket, FIRST EDITION). (11)

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COWARD, Noel (1899-1973).  A Withered Nosegay. London: Christophers, 1922. 8vo. Half title, 10 full-page wood-engraved illustrations by Lorn MacNaughtan “from Old Masters”. Original yellow buckram lettered in black (without the dust-jacket, some very light staining, spine a little discoloured). PRESENTATION COPY of one of the author’s earliest published works, the half title inscribed, “For John McFadden, Noel Coward.” Although printed in the same year as the first edition, the present copy is bound in yellow buckram, whereas other copies of the first edition are recorded in black bindings. With 10 other books by the same author including Terribly Intimate Portraits (New York, 1922) and Future Indefinite (London, 1954, with the author’s clipped signature laid down on front pastedown).

Estimate: £70 - £100

Description: COWARD, Noel (1899-1973).  A Withered Nosegay. London: Christophers, 1922. 8vo. Half title, 10 full-page wood-engraved illustrations by Lorn MacNaughtan “from Old Masters”. Original yellow buckram lettered in black (without the dust-jacket, some very light staining, spine a little discoloured). PRESENTATION COPY of one of the author’s earliest published works, the half title inscribed, “For John McFadden, Noel Coward.” Although printed in the same year as the first edition, the present copy is bound in yellow buckram, whereas other copies of the first edition are recorded in black bindings. With 10 other books by the same author including Terribly Intimate Portraits (New York, 1922) and Future Indefinite (London, 1954, with the author’s clipped signature laid down on front pastedown). "I met Noel Coward at a lunch party given in Jamaica at Goldeneye by Ian Fleming" (H.B.). (11)

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[COWARD, Noel (1899-1973)].  Chelsea Buns. By Hernia Whittlebot. Edited by Noel Coward. With an Introduction by Gaspard Pustontin. London: Hutchinson & Co., [1924]. 8vo. Half title, half tone frontispiece portrait, in modernist style, by G. E. Calthrop (some very light spotting and staining). Original coloured decorated boards [?by G. E. Calthrop] with orange label lettered in black mounted on the upper cover (corners rubbed, without a jacket [?as issued]). Provenance: ANTHONY HOBSON (bookplate); photograph of Noel Coward loosely-inserted. FIRST EDITION of this amusing pastiche of Edith Sitwell. “Nothing is spared the flail of her titulative satire. The carcaphanous charm of Harlequin and Columbine evaporates like withered potpourri before the oncoming hurricane of her merciless pen” (from Noel Coward’s “Foreword”). Several variant forms of the binding are recorded, this being one of the more unusual. (See the following lot and lot 98 for further Sitwell pastiches.)

Estimate: £100 - £150

Description: [COWARD, Noel (1899-1973)].  Chelsea Buns. By Hernia Whittlebot. Edited by Noel Coward. With an Introduction by Gaspard Pustontin. London: Hutchinson & Co., [1924]. 8vo. Half title, half tone frontispiece portrait, in modernist style, by G. E. Calthrop (some very light spotting and staining). Original coloured decorated boards [?by G. E. Calthrop] with orange label lettered in black mounted on the upper cover (corners rubbed, without a jacket [?as issued]). Provenance: ANTHONY HOBSON (bookplate); photograph of Noel Coward loosely-inserted. FIRST EDITION of this amusing pastiche of Edith Sitwell. “Nothing is spared the flail of her titulative satire. The carcaphanous charm of Harlequin and Columbine evaporates like withered potpourri before the oncoming hurricane of her merciless pen” (from Noel Coward’s “Foreword”). Several variant forms of the binding are recorded, this being one of the more unusual. (See the following lot and lot 98 for further Sitwell pastiches.) "The great man's wicked genius brilliantly revealed here as he cruelly lampoons Edith Sitwell who never forgave him" (H.B.).

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[COWARD, Noel (1899-1973)].  Poems by Hernia Whittlebot. With an Appreciation by Noel Coward. [London: John Waddington Ltd., 1923]. 4to. Wood-engraved portrait of Hernia Whittlebot “from a contemporary portrait by E. Lorn Macnaughton,” with the spoof errata slip (“In ‘To my Bedroom’ for ‘Chimneys’ read ‘Communication Cord’” [etc.]) printed in red (upper fore-corner of first 2 leaves torn away without loss, the first repaired). Original brown printed wrappers (some minor waterstaining), contained in modern marbled box. Provenance: ANTHONY HOBSON (bookplate pasted into box); contemporary inscription on first page:

Estimate: £200 - £300

Description: [COWARD, Noel (1899-1973)].  Poems by Hernia Whittlebot. With an Appreciation by Noel Coward. [London: John Waddington Ltd., 1923]. 4to. Wood-engraved portrait of Hernia Whittlebot “from a contemporary portrait by E. Lorn Macnaughton,” with the spoof errata slip (“In ‘To my Bedroom’ for ‘Chimneys’ read ‘Communication Cord’” [etc.]) printed in red (upper fore-corner of first 2 leaves torn away without loss, the first repaired). Original brown printed wrappers (some minor waterstaining), contained in modern marbled box. Provenance: ANTHONY HOBSON (bookplate pasted into box); contemporary inscription on first page: "To Margaret. As a lover of true poetry, these verses, so representative of the best and highest contemporary English poetic art, will, we have no doubt, appeal strongly to you; and we therefore beg you to accept this little book as a mark of our sincerest affection. Your friends, Dorothy and Joan [?]Druce." FIRST EDITION of this pastiche of Edith Sitwell.

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Description: CRICKET MISCELLANY – Arthur Frederick Augustus "Dick" LILLEY.  Twenty-Four Years of Cricket Recalling the Most Famous Cricketers and their Methods. London: Mills & Boon, Limited, 1914. 8vo. Half title, advertisements (some spotting and staining). Original blue cloth (spine faded, extremities lightly rubbed). New Edition. With 6 other books, namely R. C. Robertson-Glasgow’s Cricket Prints. Some Batsmen and Bowlers 1920-1940 (London, 1946, dust-jacket, reprint), Keith Miller & R. S. Whittington’s Straight Hit (London, 1952, second impression), the same authors’ Catch! An Account of Two Cricket Tours (London, 1952, second impression), the same authors’ Gods or Flannelled Fools? ... Foreword by Sir John Barbirolli (London, 1954, dust-jacket), E. W. Swanton’s The Test Matches of 1953 (London, 1953, wrappers, second impression) and R. T. Brittenden’s New Zealand Cricketers (Wellington, 1961). "Crusoe Robertson-Glasgow, Denzil Batchelor, AA Thomson, Bill O'Reilly and CB Fry can all be found here [and in the following three lots] and are well worth reading especially Crusoe whose brand of humour was unique and must never be forgotten" (H.B.). (7)

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Description: CRICKET MISCELLANY – Patsy HENDREN (1889-1962).  Big Cricket. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1934. 8vo. Half title, half tone plates (occasional light mainly marginal spotting). Original pictorial wrappers printed in blue and black (backstrip torn with slight loss, edges rubbed, some light staining). FIRST EDITION. Padwick 7676. With 7 other books, namely The M.C.C. 1787-1937. Reprinted from The Times M.C.C. Number, May 25, 1937 (London, 1937, boards), A. G. Moyes’ A Century of Cricketers (London, 1950, dust-jacket), W. J. O’Reilly’s Cricket Task-Force (London, 1951, dust-jacket), Keith Miller & R. S. Whittington’s Cricket Typhoon ... with a Guest Chapter by C. B. Fry (London, 1955, dust-jacket), Bill Bowes’ Express Deliveries (London, 1958, dust-jacket), John Marshall’s The Duke Who Was Cricket (London, 1961, dust-jacket) and A. A. Thomson’s Cricket Bouquet (London, 1961, dust-jacket), all FIRST EDITIONS with dust-jackets where noted. (8)

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Description: CRICKET MISCELLANY – Denzil Stanley BATCHELOR (1906-69).  The Game Goes On. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1947. 8vo. Half title (lightly browned, some staining at edges). Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt (some staining mainly at edges). Provenance: “To dear J, With love & best wishes, Van & Les. Play the game, you cads, play the game, what?!! Xxx [with drawing of 3 matchstick figures with haloes, and with initials W. U. and L. beneath respectively]” (inscription on front free endpaper). FIRST EDITION. Padwick 4490. With 7 other books, namely R. C. Robertson-Glasgow’s 46 Not Out (London, 1948), Norman Yardley’s Cricket Campaigns (London, [n.d.]), Learie Constantine’s Cricket Crackers (London, [n.d.]), W. J. O’Reilly’s Cricket Conquest (London, 1949) and Roy Webber’s Who’s Who in World Cricket (London, 1952), A. A. Thomson’s Cricket my Pleasure (London, 1953) and Keith Miller’s Cricket Crossfire (London, 1956) all FIRST EDITIONS in original cloth (without dust-jackets). (8)

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Description: CRICKET MISCELLANY – Brian CROWLEY.  A Cavalcade of International Cricketers. More than 1500 Test Players. Melbourne: Macmillan, 1988. 4to. Half tone illustrations. Original cloth, dust-jacket. FIRST EDITION. With 6 other larger format books, namely Peter Baxter’s Test Match Special (London, 1981), David Rayvern Allen’s A Song for Cricket (London, 1981), Robert Simon & Alastair Smart’s John Player Art of Cricket (London, 1983, wrappers, SIGNED by both authors), The Lord’s Taverner’s Cricket Clinic. Tactics, Techniques, Training (Newton Abbot, 1986), Benson and Hedges Cricket Year. Sixteenth Edition. September 1996 to September 1997 (London, 1997) and Philip Brown & Lawrence Booth’s Cricket (London, 2005). (7)

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DAD’S ARMY – A programme for Dad’s Army. A Nostalgic Music and Laughter Show of Britain’s Finest Hour, performed in The Theatre Royal, Bath, August, 1976, each short printed biography of the cast SIGNED by its subject, namely Arthur Lowe, John le Mesurier, Arnold Ridley, Ian Lavender, Bill Pertwee, Frank Williams and Edward Sinclair, with an original ticket for the production tipped-in.

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Description: DAD’S ARMY – A programme for Dad’s Army. A Nostalgic Music and Laughter Show of Britain’s Finest Hour, performed in The Theatre Royal, Bath, August, 1976, each short printed biography of the cast SIGNED by its subject, namely Arthur Lowe, John le Mesurier, Arnold Ridley, Ian Lavender, Bill Pertwee, Frank Williams and Edward Sinclair, with an original ticket for the production tipped-in. "Dad's Army: as funny now as ever it was. I once met John le Mesurier and a huge amount went down the hatch!" (H.B.). Please also see lot 38 for a related item.

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Description: DARWIN, Bernard (1876-1961).  The Golf Courses of the British Isles. London: Duckworth & Co., 1910. 4to. 64 plates by Harry Rountree, most coloured, and including the frontispiece of “St Andrews” bound in the relevant section of the text (some light spotting and staining). Original green cloth gilt (rebacked preserving original spine, edges rubbed, some scuffing). Provenance: THOMAS BLOFELD (armorial bookplate); R. G. Nicholson (signature on front free endpaper); coloured printed cartoon by Gilroy, with caption “W.N.R.B. Playing in Lundy Island Winter Championship” in manuscript, mounted on front free endpaper. FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION, with “Rountree” misspelt “Rowntree” on the front cover. With 3 other books, namely Ian Hay’s The Lighter Side of School Life (London, [n.d.], illustrations by L. Baumer), Wilfred Jelf’s Sport in Silhouette (London, 1933, illustrations by Gilbert Holiday) and Ernest H. Shepard’s Drawn from Memory (London, 1957). "When I was eighteen I made a conscious decision not to play golf: being a great competitor, it would have wasted half my life. Nonetheless Bernard Darwin lays claim to be the greatest writer on any sport ever. Pack Clouds Away is my favourite followed closely by Mr Tootleoo and those lovely drawings done by his wife" (H.B.).

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Description: DARWIN, Bernard (1876-1961).  Every Idle Dream. London: Collins, 1948. 8vo. Half title, illustrations by Elinor Darwin. Original yellow cloth, uncut, dust-jacket (dust-jacket with head of backstrip torn away, some spotting and staining). FIRST EDITION. With the same author’s Rubs of the Green (London, 1936, FIRST EDITION), Life is Sweet, Brother (London, 1940, third impression), Pack Clouds Away (London, 1941, FIRST EDITION) and The World That Fred Made. An Autobiography (London, 1955, FIRST EDITION), without dust-jackets. (5)

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DARWIN, Bernard (1876-1961) & Elinor DARWIN (1879-1954, illustrator).  The Tale of Mr. Tootleoo. London: The Nonesuch Press, [1925]. Oblong 4to. Illustration on title and 22 coloured plates by Elinor Darwin (some very light marginal staining). Original tan paper boards with red embossed medallion on upper cover and decorations in red (corners a little bumped). FIRST EDITION of this charming children’s story in verse whose author, a grandson of Charles Darwin, is best known as a writer on golf.

Estimate: £100 - £150

Description: DARWIN, Bernard (1876-1961) & Elinor DARWIN (1879-1954, illustrator).  The Tale of Mr. Tootleoo. London: The Nonesuch Press, [1925]. Oblong 4to. Illustration on title and 22 coloured plates by Elinor Darwin (some very light marginal staining). Original tan paper boards with red embossed medallion on upper cover and decorations in red (corners a little bumped). FIRST EDITION of this charming children’s story in verse whose author, a grandson of Charles Darwin, is best known as a writer on golf.

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[DOUGLAS, Lord Alfred “Bosie” (1870-1945)].  Tails with a Twist. The Verses by “Belgian Hare.” London: Edward Arnold, [1898]. Oblong 4to. 20 partly-coloured plates by Edward Tennyson Reed (some spotting and staining, mainly to the margins). Original cloth-backed coloured pictorial paper boards, green floral endpapers (inner hinges weak, extremities heavily rubbed, some staining and scuffing). Provenance: Eric Walter Dale (old signature on title). FIRST EDITION of this collection of comic verse reminiscent of Hilaire Belloc (the author was accused of plagiarising him). “Bosie” first met Oscar Wilde in 1891, whereupon they began an affair. Oscar Wilde was brought to trial for “gross indecency” in 1895 and sentenced to two years’ hard labour. These events were bound to be in Bosie’s mind when he was penning these comic verses shortly after the trial: note especially ‘The Rabbit’, on pp. 6-7, which is illustrated with a picture of a rabbit in a dock, with two policemen standing on either side, and captioned “His life is a complete disgrace!”. RARE.

Estimate: £100 - £150

Description: [DOUGLAS, Lord Alfred “Bosie” (1870-1945)].  Tails with a Twist. The Verses by “Belgian Hare.” London: Edward Arnold, [1898]. Oblong 4to. 20 partly-coloured plates by Edward Tennyson Reed (some spotting and staining, mainly to the margins). Original cloth-backed coloured pictorial paper boards, green floral endpapers (inner hinges weak, extremities heavily rubbed, some staining and scuffing). Provenance: Eric Walter Dale (old signature on title). FIRST EDITION of this collection of comic verse reminiscent of Hilaire Belloc (the author was accused of plagiarising him). “Bosie” first met Oscar Wilde in 1891, whereupon they began an affair. Oscar Wilde was brought to trial for “gross indecency” in 1895 and sentenced to two years’ hard labour. These events were bound to be in Bosie’s mind when he was penning these comic verses shortly after the trial: note especially ‘The Rabbit’, on pp. 6-7, which is illustrated with a picture of a rabbit in a dock, with two policemen standing on either side, and captioned “His life is a complete disgrace!”. RARE. "The Belgian Hare and Bosie came into my life in a bookshop in Wymondham on one of my frequent journeys from the family home at Hoveton in east Norfolk, to London. Great value, if hardly a riposte to Dorian Gray" (H.B.).

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DOYLE, John (1797-1868; pseudonym “H.B.”). An album of c. 130 lithographed caricature prints. London: Thomas McLean, [1830s]. Oblong 2°. The prints, mounted one, two or, on one occasion, three to a page, average landscape size 349 x 264mm and portrait size 320 x 220mm, the great majority coloured by hand (occasional tears, one torn with loss). FINELY BOUND in contemporary red straight-grained morocco gilt, gilt edges (rubbed). Provenance: VANE LONDONDERRY (armorial bookplate). The Irish artist John Doyle is chiefly remembered for his occasionally scabrous satirical political prints. They were issued once a month from 1827 during parliamentary sessions and ran for over twenty-two years. The majority of the prints in this album relate to The Reform Bill. “As the founder of ‘the modern school of graphic satirists represented by Richard Doyle, John Leech and John Tenniel’ Doyle prepared the way for Punch. The name of ‘caricature’ disappeared, and the modern word ‘cartoon’ assumed its place” (DNB). Also included in the lot is an original pen-and-ink wash drawing, signed and dated “H. H. Burnell, Dec. 1842”, and titled, “Sketch of New Drawing Room for The Most Noble Marquis of Londonderry. Holderness House.

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Description: DOYLE, John (1797-1868; pseudonym “H.B.”). An album of c. 130 lithographed caricature prints. London: Thomas McLean, [1830s]. Oblong 2°. The prints, mounted one, two or, on one occasion, three to a page, average landscape size 349 x 264mm and portrait size 320 x 220mm, the great majority coloured by hand (occasional tears, one torn with loss). FINELY BOUND in contemporary red straight-grained morocco gilt, gilt edges (rubbed). Provenance: VANE LONDONDERRY (armorial bookplate). The Irish artist John Doyle is chiefly remembered for his occasionally scabrous satirical political prints. They were issued once a month from 1827 during parliamentary sessions and ran for over twenty-two years. The majority of the prints in this album relate to The Reform Bill. “As the founder of ‘the modern school of graphic satirists represented by Richard Doyle, John Leech and John Tenniel’ Doyle prepared the way for Punch. The name of ‘caricature’ disappeared, and the modern word ‘cartoon’ assumed its place” (DNB). Also included in the lot is an original pen-and-ink wash drawing, signed and dated “H. H. Burnell, Dec. 1842”, and titled, “Sketch of New Drawing Room for The Most Noble Marquis of Londonderry. Holderness House. "Who can possibly resist these wonderful lampooning political cartoons of John Doyle? I am sad to let this one go" (H.B.).

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[DRUMMOND, Henry (1851-97)].  Baxter’s Second Innings. Specially Reported for the ---- School Eleven. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1892. Tall small 8vo. Original silk boards, striped in the manner of a blazer and with the title and author’s initials ‘H.D.’ on a silk ‘badge’ mounted on the upper cover (some fraying to corners, spine a little discoloured). RARE. FIRST EDITION. Padwick 6942. Later editions of the work, of which there were many, were published with the author’s full name. Henry Drummond was a Scottish evangelist and academic who was very highly-regarded in his own lifetime – in 1893 he delivered the Lowell Lectures in Boston – but he has subsequently passed into comparative obscurity. The present work is a religious polemic in the form of a cricketing story.

Estimate: £70 - £100

Description: [DRUMMOND, Henry (1851-97)].  Baxter’s Second Innings. Specially Reported for the ---- School Eleven. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1892. Tall small 8vo. Original silk boards, striped in the manner of a blazer and with the title and author’s initials ‘H.D.’ on a silk ‘badge’ mounted on the upper cover (some fraying to corners, spine a little discoloured). RARE. FIRST EDITION. Padwick 6942. Later editions of the work, of which there were many, were published with the author’s full name. Henry Drummond was a Scottish evangelist and academic who was very highly-regarded in his own lifetime – in 1893 he delivered the Lowell Lectures in Boston – but he has subsequently passed into comparative obscurity. The present work is a religious polemic in the form of a cricketing story. "I was produced on TMS for thirty-four years by Peter Baxter which made this one a MUST!" (H.B.).

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Description: DUNN, Clive (1920-2012).  Permission to Speak. An Autobiography. London (and elsewhere): Century, 1986. 8vo. Half title, half tone illustrations. Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dust-jacket (jacket price-clipped, short inconspicuous tear and some very minor chipping). FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, the front free endpaper inscribed, “Boliqueime, Portugal, May 1002[sic]. Dear Henry, As you can see I know what day it is but not certain of the year! but as they say at the M.O.D. Don’t Panic! and thanks for the donation. Clive.” With Paul Eddington’s The Complete Yes Minister ([London], 1988, reprint, paperback, inscribed on the title, “To David Maclean from Jim Hacker alias Paul Eddington”). "I met Clive Dunn who lived in the Algarve in a bar in the village of Boliqueime. Don't panic was always on his lips! A dear man who only signed up for Dad's Army because of John le Mesurier's persuasion. I got the impression neither dared care for Captain Mainwaring (Arthur Lowe)" (H.B.). (2)

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DURAC, Elizabeth (1915-2000) & Mary DURACK (1913-94).  Picaninnies. [Perth (Australia): no publisher, c. 1940]. Oblong 4to. Illustrations by Elizabeth Durack. Original pictorial wrappers. FIRST EDITION. Muir, A Bibliography of Australian Children’s Books 2185. With Margaret Brown’s Black Tuppenny ([London, c. 1932], illustrations by Sheila Hawkins, original pictorial boards, spine lacking, rubbed). (2)

Estimate: £50 - £80

Description: DURAC, Elizabeth (1915-2000) & Mary DURACK (1913-94).  Picaninnies. [Perth (Australia): no publisher, c. 1940]. Oblong 4to. Illustrations by Elizabeth Durack. Original pictorial wrappers. FIRST EDITION. Muir, A Bibliography of Australian Children’s Books 2185. With Margaret Brown’s Black Tuppenny ([London, c. 1932], illustrations by Sheila Hawkins, original pictorial boards, spine lacking, rubbed). (2)

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Description: EDRICH, William John “Bill” (1916-86).  Cricket Heritage. London (and elsewhere): Stanley Paul & Co. Ltd., [1948]. 8vo. Half title, half tone frontispiece and illustrations (some light mainly marginal staining). Original black cloth (without the dust-jacket, lightly rubbed, spine faded). FIRST EDITION, SIGNED by Henry Blofeld in a juvenile hand, with later signature beneath; also bearing “Blofeld” stamps. Padwick 7511. With 4 other cricketing books, namely Pelham Warner’s My Cricketing Life (London, [c. 1920], spotted, cricketing portraits loosely-inserted, original cloth), the same author’s The Fight for the Ashes in 1926 (London, 1926, some wear), the same author’s Lord’s 1787-1945 (London, 1946), and E. H. D. Sewell’s Well Hit! Sir (London, [?1946], with Henry Blofeld’s juvenile signature, partly obscured by his early printed book label), all FIRST EDITIONS in original cloth. "[Edrich's 'Cricket Heritage'] was one of the first cricket books I ever read as my rather unconvincing eight year-old signature testifies. Bill Edrich was a Norfolk man through and through and I had the great luck to play for Norfolk for some years under his captaincy after he had retired from Middlesex in 1958. He was a great man with a huge knowledge of the game" (H.B.). (5)

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Description: FLEMING, Ian (1908-64).  The Diamond Smugglers. With an Introduction by ‘John Blaize’. London: Jonathan Cape, 1957. 8vo. Half title, frontispiece cartoon by Bob Connolly, half tone illustrations. Original black cloth, spine lettered in white, dust-jacket with price of 12s. unclipped (the jacket with some chipping and light staining). Provenance: THOMAS BLOFELD (armorial bookplate). FIRST EDITION. The fine armorial bookplate of Thomas Blofeld was designed by Sir Henry John Fanshawe Badeley (1874-1951), who was responsible for the design of many bookplates for the Royal Family and members of the Peerage. With 5 other books, namely the same author’s From Russia, with Love (London, 1957, reprint, original cloth, without the dust-jacket), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The Magical Car (London, 1964), Peter Fleming’s [Ian’s brother] A Story to Tell and Other Tales (London, February 1942, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, “Peter Fleming (scripsit), Nettlebed 1946”), Frederick Forsyth’s The Day of the Jackal (London, 1971), and John Gardner’s Licence Renewed (London, 1981), all FIRST EDITIONS IN DUST-JACKETS. "What more can one say about Ian Fleming? I knew him slightly and had that memorable lunch with him at Goldeneye when I met Noel Coward. These books have my father's bookplates. He and Fleming had been at Eton together and my father, Tom, was the 'sinister' prototype for Ernst Stavro! But he didn't have a white pussy!" (H.B.). (6)

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FLEMING, Ian (1908-64).  For Your Eyes Only. Five Secret Occasions in the Life of James Bond. London: Jonathan Cape, 1960. 8vo. Half title, title printed in red and black. Original black cloth with eye stamped in white on upper cover, the spine lettered in gilt, dust-jacket designed by Richard Chopping with price of 15s. (jacket with a few short tears, some chipping, some light staining mainly to backstrip and lower wrapper). Provenance: THOMAS BLOFELD (armorial bookplate); Graeme Hamilton (stamp in red on front free endpaper). FIRST EDITION.

Estimate: £200 - £300

Description: FLEMING, Ian (1908-64).  For Your Eyes Only. Five Secret Occasions in the Life of James Bond. London: Jonathan Cape, 1960. 8vo. Half title, title printed in red and black. Original black cloth with eye stamped in white on upper cover, the spine lettered in gilt, dust-jacket designed by Richard Chopping with price of 15s. (jacket with a few short tears, some chipping, some light staining mainly to backstrip and lower wrapper). Provenance: THOMAS BLOFELD (armorial bookplate); Graeme Hamilton (stamp in red on front free endpaper). FIRST EDITION.

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FLEMING, Ian (1908-64).  Goldfinger. London: Jonathan Cape, 1959. 8vo. Half title (a few faint spots to half title). Original black cloth with blind-stamped skull and gold coins for eyes on the upper cover, the spine lettered in gilt, dust-jacket designed by Richard Chopping with price of 15s. unclipped (the dust-jacket with corners chipped, some light staining). Provenance: THOMAS BLOFELD (armorial bookplate). FIRST EDITION.

Estimate: £400 - £600

Description: FLEMING, Ian (1908-64).  Goldfinger. London: Jonathan Cape, 1959. 8vo. Half title (a few faint spots to half title). Original black cloth with blind-stamped skull and gold coins for eyes on the upper cover, the spine lettered in gilt, dust-jacket designed by Richard Chopping with price of 15s. unclipped (the dust-jacket with corners chipped, some light staining). Provenance: THOMAS BLOFELD (armorial bookplate). FIRST EDITION.

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FLEMING, Ian (1908-64).  The Man with the Golden Gun. London: Jonathan Cape, 1965. 8vo. Half title. Original black cloth, the spine lettered in gilt, dust-jacket designed by Richard Chopping with price of 18s. Provenance: THOMAS BLOFELD (armorial bookplate); [?]J. Cory (Biro signature on front free endpaper, scribbled out). FIRST EDITION.

Estimate: £100 - £150

Description: FLEMING, Ian (1908-64).  The Man with the Golden Gun. London: Jonathan Cape, 1965. 8vo. Half title. Original black cloth, the spine lettered in gilt, dust-jacket designed by Richard Chopping with price of 18s. Provenance: THOMAS BLOFELD (armorial bookplate); [?]J. Cory (Biro signature on front free endpaper, scribbled out). FIRST EDITION.

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FLEMING, Ian (1908-64).  The Man with the Golden Gun. London: Jonathan Cape, 1965. 8vo. Half title. Original black cloth, the spine lettered in gilt, dust-jacket designed by Richard Chopping with price of 18s (jacket repaired on verso, some wear to upper edge). Provenance: THOMAS BLOFELD (armorial bookplate). FIRST EDITION.

Estimate: £100 - £150

Description: FLEMING, Ian (1908-64).  The Man with the Golden Gun. London: Jonathan Cape, 1965. 8vo. Half title. Original black cloth, the spine lettered in gilt, dust-jacket designed by Richard Chopping with price of 18s (jacket repaired on verso, some wear to upper edge). Provenance: THOMAS BLOFELD (armorial bookplate). FIRST EDITION.

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FLEMING, Ian (1908-64).  The Man with the Golden Gun. New York: Published by the New American Library, 1965. 8vo. Half title. Original black boards  with gun stamped in gold and the spine lettered in white and red, dust-jacket by Paul Bacon Studio (jacket with some very light staining). Provenance: THOMAS BLOFELD (armorial bookplate); G. R. De C. Glen, 20th August 1965, Houston (signature on front free endpaper). FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, “first printing”.

Estimate: £70 - £100

Description: FLEMING, Ian (1908-64).  The Man with the Golden Gun. New York: Published by the New American Library, 1965. 8vo. Half title. Original black boards  with gun stamped in gold and the spine lettered in white and red, dust-jacket by Paul Bacon Studio (jacket with some very light staining). Provenance: THOMAS BLOFELD (armorial bookplate); G. R. De C. Glen, 20th August 1965, Houston (signature on front free endpaper). FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, “first printing”.

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FLEMING, Ian (1908-64) – Hugh EDWARDS (1878-1952).  All Night at Mr. Stanyhurst’s. With an Introduction by Ian Fleming. London: Jonathan Cape, 1963. 8vo. Half title, illustrations by Aedwyn Darroll. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dust-jacket designed by Aedwyn Darroll with price of 16s. unclipped. Provenance: THOMAS BLOFELD (armorial bookplate). In his introduction to this edition of a novel which was first published in 1933 and then fell into obscurity, Ian Fleming describes how “... several times since Jonathan Cape became my own publisher I have urged them to reprint my choice among ‘lost’ books, this short novel by the shadowy, unsung Hugh Edwards.”

Estimate: £40 - £60

Description: FLEMING, Ian (1908-64) – Hugh EDWARDS (1878-1952).  All Night at Mr. Stanyhurst’s. With an Introduction by Ian Fleming. London: Jonathan Cape, 1963. 8vo. Half title, illustrations by Aedwyn Darroll. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dust-jacket designed by Aedwyn Darroll with price of 16s. unclipped. Provenance: THOMAS BLOFELD (armorial bookplate). In his introduction to this edition of a novel which was first published in 1933 and then fell into obscurity, Ian Fleming describes how “... several times since Jonathan Cape became my own publisher I have urged them to reprint my choice among ‘lost’ books, this short novel by the shadowy, unsung Hugh Edwards.”

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FLEMING, Ian (1908-64).  Octopussy and The Living Daylights. London: Jonathan Cape, 1966. 8vo. Half title. Original dark brown cloth lettered in gilt, dust-jacket designed by Richard Chopping with price of 10s. 6d. unclipped. Provenance: THOMAS BLOFELD (armorial bookplate). FIRST EDITION.

Estimate: £30 - £50

Description: FLEMING, Ian (1908-64).  Octopussy and The Living Daylights. London: Jonathan Cape, 1966. 8vo. Half title. Original dark brown cloth lettered in gilt, dust-jacket designed by Richard Chopping with price of 10s. 6d. unclipped. Provenance: THOMAS BLOFELD (armorial bookplate). FIRST EDITION.

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FLEMING, Ian (1908-64).  On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. London: Jonathan Cape, 1963. 8vo. Half title. Original khaki cloth with ski-tracks in white on the upper cover, dust-jacket designed by Richard Chopping with price of 16s. unclipped (some very light staining to lower wrapper). Provenance: THOMAS BLOFELD (armorial bookplate); J. V. F. Richard, April 1963 (signature on front free endpaper). FIRST EDITION. The second of the Bond novels to feature the villain Blofeld. In the very final scene, Blofeld shoots at Bond from a fast-moving car but accidentally kills his new wife instead. “Bond caught a glimpse of a taut, snarling mouth under a syphilitic nose ...”

Estimate: £200 - £300

Description: FLEMING, Ian (1908-64).  On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. London: Jonathan Cape, 1963. 8vo. Half title. Original khaki cloth with ski-tracks in white on the upper cover, dust-jacket designed by Richard Chopping with price of 16s. unclipped (some very light staining to lower wrapper). Provenance: THOMAS BLOFELD (armorial bookplate); J. V. F. Richard, April 1963 (signature on front free endpaper). FIRST EDITION. The second of the Bond novels to feature the villain Blofeld. In the very final scene, Blofeld shoots at Bond from a fast-moving car but accidentally kills his new wife instead. “Bond caught a glimpse of a taut, snarling mouth under a syphilitic nose ...”

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FLEMING, Ian (1908-64).  On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. London: Jonathan Cape, April 1963. 8vo. Half title. Original dark grey cloth with ski-tracks in white on the upper cover, dust-jacket designed by Richard Chopping with price of 16s. unclipped. Provenance: THOMAS BLOFELD (armorial bookplate). FIRST EDITION, second impression. See footnote to the previous lot. With the same author’s The Man with the Golden Gun (London, 1974, reprint and ex-library copy). (2)

Estimate: £200 - £300

Description: FLEMING, Ian (1908-64).  On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. London: Jonathan Cape, April 1963. 8vo. Half title. Original dark grey cloth with ski-tracks in white on the upper cover, dust-jacket designed by Richard Chopping with price of 16s. unclipped. Provenance: THOMAS BLOFELD (armorial bookplate). FIRST EDITION, second impression. See footnote to the previous lot. With the same author’s The Man with the Golden Gun (London, 1974, reprint and ex-library copy). (2)

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