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Auction Description for Dreweatts: Important Books, Manuscripts & Works on Paper
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14th May 2014 9.30am-5.30pm. 15th May 2014 9.30am-5.30pm. 16th May 2014 9.30am-5.30pm. 18th May 2014 9.30am-5.30pm. Day of Sale from 9.30am.
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Important Books, Manuscripts & Works on Paper

(238 Lots)

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury


238 lots | 235 with images

May 19, 2014

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Book of Hours.- - Hours of the Virgin, Use of Rome, &c.;,

Lot 1: Book of Hours.- - Hours of the Virgin, Use of Rome, &c.;,

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Description: Book of Hours.- - Hours of the Virgin, Use of Rome, &c., illuminated manuscript on vellum, in Latin, 188 ff., complete, including 3 ff. blank except for ruling, written in brown ink in lettre bâtarde, 12 lines, 12 large arch-topped miniatures in full borders, Calendar with 12 small Labours of the Months and Zodiacal Signs, 6 small historiated initials in camaïeu d'or, panel borders to outer margins throughout, with flowers, foliage and fruit, many with human figures, animals, birds, monsters, , coat-of-arms repeated below several miniatures and in a few borders, initials in gold, decorated in red or blue, line-fillers, first 5 ff. & f. 86 lower margins defective and restored, f. 129 defective at fore-edge and restored with new borders and a few letters supplied, few other marginal repairs, little marking and rubbing, bookplates on front pastedown and free endpaper, and rear pastedown, contemporary (?) blue velvet over wooden boards, later silver corner bosses on covers and clasp, little rubbed, rebacked, preserving old back-strip, corners worn, edges gilt and gauffered, in modern cloth case, 152 x 108 mm., [France, ? Bourges], [c. 1490]. The manuscript comprises the Hours of the Virgin, preceded by a full Calendar, Gospel Sequences, Obsecro te and O intemarata, and followed by Penittential Psalms, Litany, Hours of the Cross and of the Holy Ghost, and Office of the Dead. The subjects of the miniatiures are (f.29r) Annunciation, (f. 51r) Visitation, (f. 64v) Nativity, (f. 70r) Annunciation to the Shepherds, (f. 75v) Adoration of the Magi, (f. 80v) Presentation in the Temple, (f. 85v) Flight into Egypt, (f. 94v) Coronation of the Virgin, (f. 109r) King David, (f. 129r) Christ Carrying the Cross, (f. 133r) Pentecost, (f. 137r) Funeral Procession. Provenance: The Calendar includes the Paris Ss Genevieve and Denis in red; the coat-of-arms found in the borders of several ff, argent, 2 moor's heads & 2 crosses (?) with a central crescent, all sable, has not been identified. Bookplates of Êroli Brooke de Norton' and 'HR et Amicorum' at front, and G. Nordback at end.

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Book of Hours.- - Hore beate marie secundum usum Romanium,

Lot 2: Book of Hours.- - Hore beate marie secundum usum Romanium,

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Description: Book of Hours.- - Hore beate marie secundum usum Romanium, printed on vellum , 102 ff., only, of 108, lacking A4 & 5, D3, G3, K2, M8, gothic letter, Almanach in French for 1507-1528, large device, anatomical skeleton, 14, only, of 16, large miniatures in architectural borders, and several smaller ones, all illuminated in gold and colours , initials in gold on red or blue backgrounds, ruled in red, each page in woodcut ornamental or historiated border, 2 ff. in final gathering torn, margins repaired and misbound, upper margins little trimmed, touching some illuminated borders, title soiled and little rubbed, some marking elsewhere, nineteeth-century green straight-grain morocco, gilt, little rubbed, edges gilt, 8vo, Paris, Simon Vostre , 1507.

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Book of Hours.- - Heures a lusaige de Romme,

Lot 3: Book of Hours.- - Heures a lusaige de Romme,

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Description: Book of Hours.- - Heures a lusaige de Romme, printed on vellum , 92ff., gothic letter, almanac for 1521-1536, illuminated device on title, title and text within borders of criblé side-strips and a series of woodcuts, 14 full-page miniatures illuminated in gold and colours , including 9 with illuminated borders, 19 smaller miniatures and initials in text, also illuminated in gold and colours, early ink annotations faded and/or erased from vellum endleaves, old calf, stamped in blind and with gilt fleur-de-lys device, modern suede-lined cloth drop-back box, [Brunet V, p.1671; Bohatta 1059], 8vo, Paris, N.Higman, for J. de Brie , [c.1521].

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Petrarca (Francesco) - Sonetti e canzoni. Trionfi.,

Lot 4: Petrarca (Francesco) - Sonetti e canzoni. Trionfi.,

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Description: Petrarca (Francesco) - Sonetti e canzoni. Trionfi., 175 ff. (of 176, lacking blank f.172), 32 lines, Roman type, capital spaces, most with guide-letters, first letter of each stanza set out, early ink notes to initial blank (all but 1 line scored through in ink), passages on f.65 recto and 66 verso scored thorugh in ink (all still easily legible), the odd instance of early ink marginalia, f.8 remargined and with a few small wormholes (?from another copy), signatures (which were printed well below the last line of text) have been trimmed away by the binder (as with the BM copy), some foxing or spotting, some staining and finger-soiling, lightly browned, recased in contemporary limp vellum, [BMC VII, 1026; Goff P-377; Hain 12759], small folio, [Sant'Orso], [Leonardus Achates de Basilea], [1474]. The earliest edition in the vernacular ever to appear at auction. It is one of very few works to come off the second press of Leonardus Achates, who was one of the earliest printers to work in Italy. Indeed, it is one of a small number of incunables to be printed in the town of Santorso.

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Saint. Vita el transito e gli Miracoli del Beatissimo Hieronymo..., 136 ff

Lot 5: Saint. Vita el transito e gli Miracoli del Beatissimo Hieronymo..., 136 ff

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Description: Saint. Vita el transito e gli Miracoli del Beatissimo Hieronymo..., 136 ff Saint. Vita el transito e gli Miracoli del Beatissimo Hieronymo , 136 ff., 26 lines, Roman type, a3 initial in gold and colours and with marginal decoration in gold and colours, including flowers and foliage and sunbursts, other initials supplied in red and blue, a1 & 2 and 011 with marginal repairs (just touching the odd letter), o10 (final f. with verso blank) laid down, some staining, spotting and foxing, lightly browned, 18th century red morocco-backed diced russia, spine gilt and with double dark green morocco labels, corners worn, rubbed, [BMC V, 200; Goff H-248; Hain 8639], small 4to, [Venice], [Gabriele de Pietro], [1475]. Rare at auction. We can trace only this copy, which has appeared five times since 1938 and most recently in 1982. Provenance: 'questo libro sono de mi suor marcella' (16th century ink inscription to head of a3).

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Saint. Scriptum super secundum Sententiarum, [edited by Thomas Penketh]

Lot 6: Saint. Scriptum super secundum Sententiarum, [edited by Thomas Penketh]

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Description: Saint. Scriptum super secundum Sententiarum, [edited by Thomas Penketh] Saint. Scriptum super secundum Sententiarum , [edited by Thomas Penketh], double column, 335 ff. (of 336, lacking initial blank), 50 lines, Gothic letter, capital spaces with guide-letters, each f. recto with early ink numbering at head keying the text to that of Petrus Lombardus' 'Sententiae', a few ff. with paragraph marks, marginal passage marking and notes in red, a few marginal wormholes to first f. diminishing to a small single hole in next few ff., loss of a few letters on first f. and part of the odd letter elsewhere, sig. q with single worm trace to inner margins, first few ff. and final f. lightly foxed, some marginal water-staining, mostly towards end, occasional spotting, 19th century purple calf, gilt, rubbed, [BMC V, 254; Goff B-873; Hain 3538], small folio, [Venice], [Reynaldus de Novimagio], [1477]. Saint Bonaventura (1221-1274) was a cardinal and Doctor of the Church. He is said to have been cured of illness by Saint Francis. He taught theology in Paris, where, in 1257, both he and Thomas Aquinas became doctors of theology.

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Politianus (Angelus) - Silva cui titulus Rusticus,

Lot 7: Politianus (Angelus) - Silva cui titulus Rusticus,

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Description: Politianus (Angelus) - Silva cui titulus Rusticus, first edition, with a few ink corrections to the text by the author , 11 ff. (of 12, lacking final f., provided in good facsimile), 25 lines, Roman type, marginal repairs, resulting in a few letters (or part of a letter) being neatly supplied in ink on ff. 7-11, a few small stains, some light soiling and finger-marking, 18th century decorative wrappers, some fading, [Not in BMC; Hain 13233], small 4to, [Florence], [Antonio di Bartolommeo Miscomini], [1483]. An extremely rare copy of Poliziano's celebration of rural life; here enhanced by authorial corrections . We can trace no copy sold at auction and find only one other copy corrected by the author (Bibliothèque Nationale). Our corrections as follows ( all of which are mirrored in the BN copy) : f.4r, line 12, 'Quos' and 'quos'; f.10r, line 16 'pléna' for 'pura' and f.10, line 18 second 'm' of 'flammas' scored through. Poliziano was an Italian classical scholar, Latin poet and translator. Anthony Grafton in his Defenders of the Text: The Traditions of Scholarship in an Age of Science, 1450-1800, 1994, writes that Poliziano's 'conscious adoption of a new standard of accuracy and precision' meant 'that his scholarship was something new, something distinctly better than that of the previous generation'

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Plutarch. - De Claris Mulieribus,

Lot 8: Plutarch. - De Claris Mulieribus,

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Description: Plutarch. - De Claris Mulieribus, translated by Alamanus Rinutinus, 33 ff. (of 34, lacking initial blank), 25 lines, Roman type, capital spaces, [BMC VII, 968; Goff P-819; Hain 13144], [Brescia], [Boninus de Boninis], [1485] bound with Plutarch. de Breuibus Clarorum hominum inter se contentionibus, translated by Guarinus Veronensis, 14ff., 25 lines, Roman type, capital spaces, [BMV VII, 968; Hain 8126 & 13150], [Brescia], [Boninus de Boninis], [1485], together 2 works in 1 vol., early ink marginalia, worm trace diminshing to small single hole in inner gutter, first work a4 verso and a5 recto margins stained, occasional light soiling to both works, 19th century half calf, gilt, spine with triple morocco labels, joints split, but holding, spine ends and corners worn, rubbed, small 4to One of few incunables concerning women.

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Bottonus (Bernardus) - Casus longi super decretales,

Lot 9: Bottonus (Bernardus) - Casus longi super decretales,

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Description: Bottonus (Bernardus) - Casus longi super decretales, double column, 204 ff., 52 lines and headline, Gothic type, some ff. with paragraph-marks, initial-strokes and underlining in red., some water-staining, mostly marginal, but encroaching on text in a few instances, occasional spotting, contemporary blind-stamped calf over wooden boards, remains of metal clasps, sympathetically rebacked in modern calf, contemporary calf wormed with a few sections missing, [BMC I, 138; Goff B-460; Hain 2935], [Strassburg], [Georg Husner], [1488]. Bernardo Bottoni da Parma (c.1200-1266) taught canon law at Bologna and was an important figure at the papal court.

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Ptolemaeus (Claudius) - Cosmographia,

Lot 10: Ptolemaeus (Claudius) - Cosmographia,

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Description: Ptolemaeus (Claudius) - Cosmographia, fifth edition of Ptolemy's text, fourth edition with maps, third edition with copper-engravings, 172ff. (of 174, lacking initial and final blanks), 53 lines and headline, double column, with blank leaves E6, a1 and h4 present, 27 double-page engraved maps, all with partial colour wash, maps 1,7,9,11,12,14,15,16,25 and 27 with small repair patches to verso (larger on map 16) covering holes or tears, occasional spotting to text and maps, all gutter margins, text and maps, renewed for the rebacking, 16th century calf, gilt [anels over 19th century boards, gilt arabesque to covers, rebacked, upper cover detached, [Goff P-1086; Sabin 66474; The World Encompassed 40.23], folio, Rome, Petrus de Torre, 4 November 1490. Provenance: Henry Stevens, bookplate; Laurence W. Hodson, Kelmscott Press bookplate (his sale 1906 lot 513, £28 with the maps erroneously described as woodcuts); George Dunn, Kelmscott Press bookplate. The text only was first published in 1475 in Vicenza, followed by the first edition with copper-engraved maps, in Bologna, 1477. Conrad Sweynheim and Arnold Buckinck published the second illustrated edition (again with copper-engraved maps) in Rome, 1478. Two editions were published in Germany, in Ulm 1482 and 1486, with woodcut maps by Leonard Hol and Johannes Reger respectively. These editions were succeded by the present Rome edition, the second appearance of the Sweynheim and Buckinck copper engravings.

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Latin. Biblia Latina , edited by Petrus Angelus de Monte Ulmi, double column

Lot 11: Latin. Biblia Latina , edited by Petrus Angelus de Monte Ulmi, double column

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Description: Latin. Biblia Latina , edited by Petrus Angelus de Monte Ulmi, double column Latin. Biblia Latina , edited by Petrus Angelus de Monte Ulmi, double column, 502 ff. (of 514, lacking A1-10 and a1 & 2), 54 lines and headline, Gothic type, F8 blank, some initials in gold and colours, a number with floral or foliage decorations, the majority of initials in red or blue, a3 torn and repaired with loss of text, 2g7 gold initial rubbed and with small hole, 2q6 marginal ink scribbles, final f. upper corner torn away and repaired (no loss), some staining, mostly light, occasional finger-marking, lightly browned, 19th century ink ownership inscription of William Weston, 19th century blind-stamped panelled vellum, metal clasps, split to upper cover, [BMC V, 459; Goff B-601; Hain 3123], 8vo, [Venice], [Hieronymus de Paganinis], [1497].

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Erasmus (Desiderius) - Adagiorum Chiliades Tres.,

Lot 12: Erasmus (Desiderius) - Adagiorum Chiliades Tres.,

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Description: Erasmus (Desiderius) - Adagiorum Chiliades Tres., text in Latin and Greek, small woodcut printer's device to title and foot of final f., capital spaces with guide-letters, early ink marginalia, lacking l1 and 2n1 & 6 (provided in facsimile), without final f. 2r10, probably blank (also lacking in Ahmanson-Murphy copy ), title soiled and with repairs, affecting a few letters of imprint and several letters of text verso, small wormholes (diminishing in number as text progresses), some staining and light spotting, 20th century red leather by F.R.E.S.S. of Lisbon, richly gilt, slightly rubbed, [Adams E418; Ahmanson-Murphy 98; Renouard 53:2], folio, [Venice], Aldus, [1508]. Aldus's edition of Erasmus's Adagia is four times the length of the first edition, which was printed in Paris in 1500. Erasmus travelled to the Aldine workshop to prepare his edition and clearly was stimulated by the scholars in Aldus's circle, including Janus Lascaris and Marcus Musurus. The work, which traces Greek and Latin proverbs back to their origins, was much used by other writers, including Rabelais. Erasmus talks at length about Aldus's 'Herculean' activities in printing the Greek classics and also about the Aldine anchor and dolphin device.

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Breviary.- - Breviariun Romanum Novissime,

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Description: Breviary.- - Breviariun Romanum Novissime, large woodcut on title, 22 full-page woodcuts in the text, several repeated, many small woodcuts, several pp. in woodcut borders, printed in red and black, title and 1 full-page woodcut with some crude hand-colouring, with staining to verso, title frayed and holed, with slight loss to text and border, and with closed tear, small tear to f. 1 2, closed tear to 21 4, blank corners defective to 21 5 & 32 1, last f. frayed, some soiling and marking, extensive contemporary manuscript additions, in Latin, in black and red ink, to 2 blank ff. at start, some slightly trimmed, few marginal marks or scribbles, blind-stamp on fly-leaf at end, later limp vellum, rubbed & marked, paper label on spine, [not in Adams, EDIT 16 CNCE], 8vo, Venice, Jacobus [Pentius] de Leuco , 1509.

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Livius (Titus) - [Historiarum ab urbe condita],

Lot 14: Livius (Titus) - [Historiarum ab urbe condita],

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Description: Livius (Titus) - [Historiarum ab urbe condita], edited by M.Antonius Sabellicus, second Badius edition, attractive woodcut criblé initials, profusely annotated in ink in an early hand , lacking a1, a2 soiled and with upper corner repaired (not affecting text), water-stained (heavier towards end at foot), final f. laid down (?verso probably blank), lower margin and upper inner corner of M7 repaired (not affecting text), occasional spotting, 19th century vellum-backed marbled boards, [Not in Adams; Renouard, Badius Ascensius, III: 3], folio, [Paris], [Badius for himself, Louis Hornken and Geoffroy Hittorp], [1516]. A rare work from the press of Badius, greatly enhanced by the inclusion of early scholarly notes.

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The secunde dyalogue i[n] englysshe wyth new addycyons

Lot 15: The secunde dyalogue i[n] englysshe wyth new addycyons

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Description: The secunde dyalogue i[n] englysshe wyth new addycyons The secunde dyalogue i[n] englysshe wyth new addycyons. Here after folowyth the secu[n]de dyalogue in Englyssh bytwene a doctour of dyuynytye and a student in the lawes of Englande, black letter, small woodcut device to foot of verso of x8, lacks separate part at end 'a lyttell treatise called the newe addicions' (listed by ESTC as " [i.e. 32] leaves'), B7 small hole near head with loss of several letters verso, occasional light water-staining, mostly towards end, lightly browned, modern speckled calf, [STC 21566], 8vo, [Peter Treveris], [1531]. ** A dialogue between a doctor of divinity and a student of English law. Saint German's dialogues are considered to be the first study of the role of conscience within English common law.

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Medicine.- - Medici Antiqui Omnes,

Lot 16: Medicine.- - Medici Antiqui Omnes,

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Description: Medicine.- - Medici Antiqui Omnes, first edition, device on title and at end, small holes to title, closed tear to lower margin of F 1, light worming to lower corner of a few ff., heavy browning to a few pp., title soiled, some marking elsewhere, nineteenth-century half calf, rubbed, rebacked, new endpapers,[Adams M991; Renouard 140.2 'pas commun'; Wellcome I 4181], folio, Venice, apud Aldi filios , 1547. The only edition of a major collection of the medical writers of antiquity.

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Psalter.- - Psalmista iuxta Consuetudinem Sancte Romane Ecclesie,

Lot 17: Psalter.- - Psalmista iuxta Consuetudinem Sancte Romane Ecclesie,

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Description: Psalter.- - Psalmista iuxta Consuetudinem Sancte Romane Ecclesie, title in woodcut border, full-page woodcut on verso, small woodcut in text, printed in red and black throughout, slight spotting, Shane Leslie's copy, old vellum, little rubbed & marked, [Adams L1253; EDIT 16 CNCE 11889], 8vo, Brescia, L. Britannicus , 1557. One of a handful of handsome psalters printed in Brescia in the mid-sixteenth-century, all rare. Provenance: Sir John [Shane] Leslie (1885-1971, cousin of Winston Churchill, politician, author and book collector), short a.l.s from Sheelah Ruggles-Bride, presenting the book, tipped in before title, bookplate and lacle on paste-down.

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Omnia, quae hucusque ad manus nostras pervenerunt, Latina Opera, double column

Lot 18: Omnia, quae hucusque ad manus nostras pervenerunt, Latina Opera, double column

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Description: Omnia, quae hucusque ad manus nostras pervenerunt, Latina Opera, double column ( Sir Thomas) Omnia, quae hucusque ad manus nostras pervenerunt, Latina Opera , double column, title with woodcut printer's device, woodcut decorative initials and head- and tail-pieces, title with obliterated ink inscription, G3 & 4 misbound, I1 small section torn away from outer margin (not affecting text), Q5 short tear at foot, just within text, but with no loss, a few small stains and finger-marks, 18th century speckled calf, rebacked, preserving original gilt backstrip in compartments, 1 lower corner worn, rubbed, [Adams M1750], folio, Louvain, apud Petrum Zangrium Tiletanum, 1566. Scarce Louvain edition of the complete Latin works, including Utopia, pamphlets against Luther and the history of the reign of Richard III. Provenance: 'Bibliotheca Diligemensis' (contemporary ink inscription to title).

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Numismatics.- Goltzius (Hubert) - Thesaurus Rei Antiquariae Huberrimus,

Lot 19: Numismatics.- Goltzius (Hubert) - Thesaurus Rei Antiquariae Huberrimus,

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Description: Numismatics.- Goltzius (Hubert) - Thesaurus Rei Antiquariae Huberrimus, first edition , title with woodcut printer's device, fine engraved full-page portrait of the author on c1 and near full-page illustration on final f., some foxing or spotting, contemporary vellum ms. used in binding, contemporary limp vellum, remains of ties, [Adams G837; Cicognara 2863], 4to, Antwerp, Christopher Plantin, 1579. Scare dictionary of names and titles found on ancient coins and in inscriptions encountered by Goltzius on his journeys through Germany, Italy, and France between 1558 and 1560.

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Greek. Novum Iesu Christi Domini Nostri Testamentum [graece]

Lot 20: Greek. Novum Iesu Christi Domini Nostri Testamentum [graece]

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Description: Greek. Novum Iesu Christi Domini Nostri Testamentum [graece] Greek. Novum Iesu Christi Domini Nostri Testamentum [graece] , title with woodcut ornament, title lightly soiled, occasional light water-staining, a few small stains, contemporary red morocco, gilt, rubbed, g.e., [Bondy p.8; D 4676; Spielmann 385], 84 x 52mm, Sedan, Typographia & typis novissimis Ioannis Iannoni, 1628 [colophon dated 1629]. 'A very famous miniature book because of the superb tiny Greek type of Jannon [it] is undoubtedly the finest ever created for a miniature edition.' (Spielmann).

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Laurenberg (Johannes) - Græcia Antiqua,

Lot 21: Laurenberg (Johannes) - Græcia Antiqua,

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Description: Laurenberg (Johannes) - Græcia Antiqua, edited by Samuel von Pufendorf, first edition , 31 engraved maps, 8 engraved illustrations within the text, title with short repaired tear and creased and lightly soiled, 'Tempe' map torn and repaired with loss, modern morocco, gilt, [cf. Blackmer 958 (second edition)], oblong 4to, Amsterdam, Joannes Janssonius, 1660. On ancient Greece with a map assigned to each region described.

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Binding.- - Discorsi Morali Intorno alla venuta del Messia,

Lot 22: Binding.- - Discorsi Morali Intorno alla venuta del Messia,

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Description: Binding.- - Discorsi Morali Intorno alla venuta del Messia, title in red and black and with woodcut printer's device, woodcut decorative initials, occasional marginal water-staining, handsome contemporary red Italian morocco ún' binding , tooled fan centre enclosed by 4 borders of varying foliage tools, spine made up of 3 repeated floral tools, each surrounded by foliage decoration, lacking ties, rubbed, g.e., small 4to, Ferrara, Alfonso and Gio. Battista Maresti, 1664.

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Immanuel) Versuch, den Ursprung der Spielkarten , 2 parts in 1 vol

Lot 23: Immanuel) Versuch, den Ursprung der Spielkarten , 2 parts in 1 vol

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Description: Immanuel) Versuch, den Ursprung der Spielkarten , 2 parts in 1 vol Immanuel) Versuch, den Ursprung der Spielkarten , 2 parts in 1 vol., first edition , 14 tipped-in engraved plates on 12 sheets, lacking advertisement in part 2 (supplied in facsimile), first title with short tear repaired verso and ink stamp verso, 2nd title with tear and laid down (loss of 1 letter), some browning and spotting, modern morocco, gilt, small 4to, Leipzig, Joh. Gottl. Imman Breitkopf, 1784-1801. A rare 'learned and practical treatise on the origin of playing-cards' (Bigmore-Wyman). The second part is rarely found.

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[Wine sales] Vente de Vins, 84pp. excluding blanks, 2ff

Lot 24: [Wine sales] Vente de Vins, 84pp. excluding blanks, 2ff

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Description: [Wine sales] Vente de Vins, 84pp. excluding blanks, 2ff [Wine sales] Vente de Vins, 84pp. excluding blanks, 2ff. torn, original vellum, lettered direct on upper cover, soiled, leather ties, 1787-1826 § [Vintner's account book] Livre de compte pour le Vignerons, 88pp. excluding blanks, original half vellum, label with title on upper cover, slightly rubbed, 1790-1808 § [Vintage book for Château Beauregard Pomerol] Carnet de Vendange pour Beauregard 1798 1806, 27pp. excluding blanks, original wrappers, lettered direct on upper cover, 1798-1806 § Vignes produits & observations, 37pp. excluding blanks, pencil inscription on front pastedown: "Vignes de Neuchâtel (en Suisse)", some ff. excised, original half vellum, label on upper cover, slightly faded and stained, corners bumped, 1790-1864, manuscripts in French, in several hands, slightly browned, all but the third André Simon's copies with his bookplates on front pastedowns ; and another, 18th century manuscript relating to the sale of Wine, 4to & 8vo (5). The history of French wine in manuscript ledgers and accounts. Details of wines sold and their prices. André Simon (1877-1970), wine merchant, wine writer and gourmet.

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Beraldi (Henri) - La Reliure du XIXe Siecle,

Lot 25: Beraldi (Henri) - La Reliure du XIXe Siecle,

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Description: Beraldi (Henri) - La Reliure du XIXe Siecle, 4 vol., number 100 of 295 copies on papier vélin, 285 heliogravure plates, 12 facsimile plates and 5 plates printed on both sides, original printed wrappers bound in, a clean and bright copy in contemporary red morocco, by V.Champs, 4to, Paris, 1895-97.

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Bergier (M.) - Cours de Theorie pour le Tissage

Lot 26: Bergier (M.) - Cours de Theorie pour le Tissage

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Description: Bergier (M.) - Cours de Theorie pour le Tissage professe par J.Berjon, manuscript in French, 174 leaves (most written on both sides), in black ink within black ruled border, title in red and black with woven silk portrait of President Thiers by Carquillat after Bruyas tipped to verso, design for another woven portrait on card and mounted on facing leaf, with numerous illustrations of looms, weaving patterns etc. throughout, many in colours, some mounted, and 106 textile samples tipped in, some light offsetting, with silk and velvet floral fabric panel loosely inserted, contemporary morocco-backed cloth folder sewn with cord, cord broken and gatherings becoming loose, slightly rubbed, cloth slip-case, a little rubbed and stained, folio, [Lyons], 1898. Highly technical manuscript on the theory of weaving, completed by Bergier under Berjon. The work is extraordinarily detailed with precise diagrams of looms, Jacquard punch cards, weaving pattern cards etc. There are instructions for setting up looms to weave a variety of patterns using different textiles including silks, taffetas, velvets, serges, damasks etc.with diagrams and finished samples. Joseph Marie Jacquard (1752-1834) of Lyons developed a loom using punched cards which meant that a single operator could weave fabrics with complex patterns. This greatly reduced the manual labour, cost and hardship of the weavers and revolutionized the textile industry in the nineteenth century.

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manuscript, in several hands, 46pp., 14pp

Lot 27: manuscript, in several hands, 46pp., 14pp

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Description: manuscript, in several hands, 46pp., 14pp manuscript, in several hands, 46pp., 14pp. on Geometry in a fine clear hand and with numerous pen and ink diagrams, 5pp. of Astrology, a few edges a little frayed, browned, new endpapers, modern boards, 8vo, [c. 1660].

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Pardon to John Searle of Buckerell... all manner of treasons

Lot 28: Pardon to John Searle of Buckerell... all manner of treasons

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Description: Pardon to John Searle of Buckerell... all manner of treasons ( King of England, Scotland & Ireland, 1630-85) Pardon to John Searle of Buckerell all manner of treasons, crimes of Lèse majesté, raisings of war, rebellions and insurrections, and all and singular murders and killings and homicides by ambushes , D., ,manuscript in Latin, on vellum, large engraved initial "C", portrait of Charles II and with engraved decoration at head including the royal arms, large remains of Great Seal in green wax, broken with loss and image rubbed and smoothed with some loss of detail, folds, creased, browned, framed and glazed, loose in frame, 600 x 760mm., 10th May 1661. John Searle was active against the king in the Civil War. In May 1643, following a Royalist victory at Stratton in Cornwall, Searle armed himself and other Buckerell men, with 58 others from nearby Awliscombe to prevent the passage of the king's army through Awliscombe.

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.- Lucien de Samosate. Lucien de la Traduction de N. Perrot, vol

Lot 29: .- Lucien de Samosate. Lucien de la Traduction de N. Perrot, vol

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Description: .- Lucien de Samosate. Lucien de la Traduction de N. Perrot, vol (Emma, Lady Hamilton, Nelson's mistress, socialite and artist's model, bap. 1765, d. 1815).- Lucien de Samosate. Lucien de la Traduction de N. Perrot, vol. I only, Emma Hamilton's copy with her ink signature on title, slightly browned, engraved bookplate of arms of ?Hamilton, wormholes affecting front endpapers and all to A1, slightly browned, contemporary calf, rubbed, gilt panelled spine, 8vo, Paris, 1707.

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.- Shepherd The Heads of a Course of Lectures in Experimental Philosophy...

Lot 30: .- Shepherd The Heads of a Course of Lectures in Experimental Philosophy...

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Description: .- Shepherd The Heads of a Course of Lectures in Experimental Philosophy... (William, Rev., first Earl, Nelson's elder brother, 1757-1835).- Shepherd (Anthony) The Heads of a Course of Lectures in Experimental Philosophy Read at Christ College, William Nelson's copy with his ink signature and date on title, 1 ink and 1 pencil note and Christ College bookplate on front pastedown, interleaved, original marbled wrappers, rubbed and faded, 8vo, Cambridge, by J. Archdeacon Printer to the University, [?1770]. Inscription reads: "W Nelson Xt: Col. Cambridge: May 1776."

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A List of His Majesty's Royal Navy, manuscript

Lot 31: A List of His Majesty's Royal Navy, manuscript

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Description: A List of His Majesty's Royal Navy, manuscript A List of His Majesty's Royal Navy, manuscript, engraved headings with manuscript insertions, 101pp. excluding blanks, in in two hands, ruled in red, slightly browned, ink inscription on fly-leaf: "L. Lorck ?Conrad: at the Flotillis at ?Elseacas", original calf, ornate gilt border, rubbed, 1 clasp only of 2, g.e., 8vo, 23rd June 1773. Ships listed: HMS's Victory, Royal Sovereign, Ocean, Foudroyant, Ajax, Royal Oak, Agamemnon, Achilles etc.

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Journal, including four references to Horatio Nelson, autograph manuscript

Lot 32: Journal, including four references to Horatio Nelson, autograph manuscript

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Description: Journal, including four references to Horatio Nelson, autograph manuscript (William, first Earl, elder brother of Horatio Viscount Nelson, 1757-1835) Journal, including four references to Horatio Nelson, autograph manuscript, 19pp. excluding blanks, ruled in red throughout, interleaved with blotting paper, some blotting paper ff. excised, slightly browned, original roan, lettered direct on upper cover, 8vo, 1st July 1787 - 5th June 1788. Entries include: "July 7 letter from my brother Horace [partly crossed out, Nelson was known as Horace in his family] Capt. Nelson "; "29th Septr. Brother Horace's birthday Miss Walker call'd in the morning - gave the servants a bowl of punch."

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The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, first edition

Lot 33: The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, first edition

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Description: The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, first edition The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, first edition, folding engraved frontispiece, 6 plates and 2 vignettes, errata f. at end, bookplate of the Nelson Matcham family on front pastedown, 19th century calf, gilt, rubbed, rebacked with the original spine laid down, red and green morocco labels, rubbed, 4to, 1789.

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A. [Journal of a journey from Ringwood, Hampshire to Dublin], manuscript, 41pp

Lot 34: A. [Journal of a journey from Ringwood, Hampshire to Dublin], manuscript, 41pp

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Description: A. [Journal of a journey from Ringwood, Hampshire to Dublin], manuscript, 41pp A. (Harriet., lady friend of the Matcham family, fl. 1792) [Journal of a journey from Ringwood, Hampshire to Dublin], manuscript, 41pp., stains slightly affecting some text, original marbled wrappers, 8vo, 23rd October 1792. Bath. "The ladys are to take me to the pump room tomorrow aft but I am to go with Mr. C at 8. The town is beautiful. A new pump room will soon be completed from the old one - to the White Hart inn. A new street from that down to the duke of Kingstons bath ." Visits Fordingbridge, Bath, Coalbrookdale, Ellesmere and ends at Holyhead, waiting for a boat to Dublin.

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Thoughts on the Naval Strength of the British Empire, The Second Edition

Lot 35: Thoughts on the Naval Strength of the British Empire, The Second Edition

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Description: Thoughts on the Naval Strength of the British Empire, The Second Edition ( Sir John) Thoughts on the Naval Strength of the British Empire, The Second Edition, 2 parts in 1, signed presentation copy from the author to Horatio Nelson with his ink inscription on A1 (blank), margins slightly browned, contemporary red straight-grained morocco, gilt, edges a little rubbed, spine slightly dulled, g.e., 8vo, for T. Cadell, 1795.

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3 Autograph Letters signed

Lot 36: 3 Autograph Letters signed "Edm Nelson" to his daughter Catherine "Kitty

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Description: 3 Autograph Letters signed "Edm Nelson" to his daughter Catherine "Kitty ( Rev. Edmund, father of Horatio Nelson, rector of Burnham, Norfolk, 1722-1802) 3 Autograph Letters signed "Edm Nelson" to his daughter Catherine "Kitty" Matcham née Nelson, at Ringwood, Hampshire, 7pp. with addres panels, n.p. [?Burnham, Norfolk], 10th March, [11th September] & [4th December] 1797, giving news of his son Horatio Nelson and the Battle of Cape St Vincent, "I have only delayed my writing since this great & glorious victory till I could with assurance tell you somthing authentick of your Bro. This morn brought us letters from himself of the 16 of Feb: which contein little more than these few words I am perfectly well as is Josiah [Josiah Nisbet, Nelson's stepson (1780-1830)] [He] is raised to the very pinnacle of honor. This great City echoes this courage & judgment in every street and the hansome things said by strangers as well as acquaintances were indeed too affecting for my feelings so that I was glad to hasten from publick places", reporting that Mr Mansfield had given an account of her to them, "a short and pleasing history of yr health, and the agreeable way, the summer was passing, at Shepherd's spring, in the enjoyment of sociall pleasures, and news of Horatio Nelson, " our letters from yr Bro Horace are, of the 7th ult in health and spirits, assisting, the Austrian Generall, in driving the French from the River of Genoa, in managing his own little squadron He Loves to be Active, respecting the prize you allude too, captured from Marsails to Genoa. If, it is condemned it will bring him some gain, as to his coming to England unless is ordered Home and no Commission goes out for another ship for him to command, it is not likely. His present station is creditable and perhaps a little gainfull, and if there is no peace he will have no rest", his health, "I call myself strong, and stout, allowing something for the wear and tear of time", news from Maurice Suckling [Nelson's uncle (1725-78), gave him his entry to the Navy] "Captain Suckling has wrote to tell you of his preferment, an event, which has very much eased my mind respecting him", and further news of Nelson including his wound after his right arm was amputated, "Lady N tells me she has heard from you and therefore, probably, their movements are as well known to you, as any self - their coming here is postponed on acct of the Kings going to St Pauls, Sr H is appointed to the Fodriyunt [Foudrroyant] she will not be launched till February, nor ready to sail before Aprill [she was not and Nelson sailed in another ship in April] his health by every account, is good, his spirits extra ordinary, the wound is not healed but in no danger. His Surgeon attends him to Bath", folds, slightly browned.

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Memoirs Relating to the French Revolution, Horatio Nelson

Lot 37: Memoirs Relating to the French Revolution, Horatio Nelson

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Description: Memoirs Relating to the French Revolution, Horatio Nelson (François Claude, Marquis de Bouillé ) Memoirs Relating to the French Revolution, Horatio Nelson's copy with his ink signature on half-title, publisher's catalogue at end, half-title loose, foxed and browned, some ff. working loose, original boards, edges rubbed, upper cover detaching and stained, paper torn on lower cover, lacks most of spine, edges uncut, 8vo, 1797.

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.- Medical Recipes, autograph manuscript, a few recipes attributed to

Lot 38: .- Medical Recipes, autograph manuscript, a few recipes attributed to

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Description: .- Medical Recipes, autograph manuscript, a few recipes attributed to (Catherine, "Kitty", sister of Horatio Viscount Nelson, 1767-1842).- Medical Recipes, autograph manuscript, a few recipes attributed to "Mrs Matcham", 28pp., interleaved with blotting paper, one or two blotting paper ff. excised, extensively stained, original roan, stained, 8vo, n.d. [c. 1800]. Several of the recipes are attributed to "Mrs Matcham" and the volume is inscribed towards the end: "Steel Medicine N.B. To this medicine I owe my health when physician, Apothecaries, and Bath waters had failed. A Friend of Mrs. Matcham's." Recipes include: "Directions for the Medicine Chest"; "Spirit of Lavender"; "Spirit of Hartshorne"; "Ipecacuanha or Vomiting Powder" etc. "Kitty, Horace's youngest and favourite sister ." - Howarth & Howarth. Nelson: The Immortal Memory, 1997.

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Pallas Travels Through the Southern Provinces of the Russian Empire, vol

Lot 39: Pallas Travels Through the Southern Provinces of the Russian Empire, vol

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Description: Pallas Travels Through the Southern Provinces of the Russian Empire, vol (Horatio, Viscount Nelson, naval officer, 1758-1805) Pallas (P.S.) Travels Through the Southern Provinces of the Russian Empire, vol. I-IV (complete) comprising vol. V-VIII only of Modern Discoveries series, Horatio Nelson's copy with his ink signature: "Nelson & Bronte" in vol. 6,7 & 8, vol. II & III water-stained, slightly foxed and browned, original paper-covered boards, rubbed, rebacked in modern matching paper, original printed paper labels laid down, browned, edges uncut, 12mo, 1803.

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& Harriet Matcham, née Eyre, of Newhouse, Redlynch, Whiteparish, Wiltshire

Lot 40: & Harriet Matcham, née Eyre, of Newhouse, Redlynch, Whiteparish, Wiltshire

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Description: & Harriet Matcham, née Eyre, of Newhouse, Redlynch, Whiteparish, Wiltshire (George, son of George Matcham, traveller, 1789-1877) & Harriet Matcham, née Eyre, of Newhouse, Redlynch, Whiteparish, Wiltshire, 1792-1877) [Journal of a visit to Paris], manuscript, 76pp., 31 pen ank ink sketches (all but 3 full-page), slightl browned, endpapers slightly stained, Trafalgar bookplate on front free endpaper, original boards, rubbed, some tears, sm. 4to, 9th February 1818.

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[Catalogue of the library at Newhouse, Redlynch, Whiteparish, Wiltshire]

Lot 41: [Catalogue of the library at Newhouse, Redlynch, Whiteparish, Wiltshire]

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Description: [Catalogue of the library at Newhouse, Redlynch, Whiteparish, Wiltshire] [Catalogue of the library at Newhouse, Redlynch, Whiteparish, Wiltshire], manuscript, 11pp. excluding blanks, slightly foxed and browned, original half red morocco, gilt, rubbed, sm. 4to, [19th century]. Records a book owned by Nelson. "Asiatic Researches Lond: 4to. * Belongd to Vice Adml. Horatio Visct. Nelson taken from the Cabin of the Victory after he was killed in the Battle of Trafalgar." " George Matcham was not only good-looking, energetic, enthusiastic and generally fun to be with, but rich as well. Everyone liked Matcham and they lived in ease and affluence. Perhaps, with her sensitivity about money, that was why Fanny [Nelson's wife] - alone of all the family - unfortunately did not take to 'G.M.' at all." - Howarth & Howarth. Nelson: The Immortal Memory, 1997.

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& George Matcham, traveller, 1753-1833.- A Collection of Works on Nelson...

Lot 42: & George Matcham, traveller, 1753-1833.- A Collection of Works on Nelson...

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Description: & George Matcham, traveller, 1753-1833.- A Collection of Works on Nelson... (Catherine, "Kitty", Nelson's sister, married George Matcham, 1767-1842) & George Matcham, traveller, 1753-1833.- A Collection of Works on Nelson and his era owned by members of the Matcham family, including: Benson (Robert) Sketches of Corsica, first edition, ALs from the author to Catherine Matcham tipped-in, 1 hand-coloured, rest sepia, half-title, slightly foxed, contemporary half calf, rubbed, 1825 § Phillipps ( Sir Thomas, editor ) An Ancient Confirmation Deed, Relating to Certain Lands, formerly Possessed by the Abbey of Shaftesbury, signed presentation copy from Sir Thomas Philipps and signed by George Matcham, slightly browned, original boards, rebacked, Chesham, 1818; Collectanea Pembrochiana, or Pembroke Records of Monuments, Pedigrees, Arms, Portraits, Mansions , , signed presentation copy from Sir Thomas Phillipps and ALs to George Matcham, letter loosely inserted, orange boards, slightly soiled, covers detached, Broadway, Worcestershire, 1859 § Matcham Jr.(George) Notes on the Character of Admiral Lord Nelson, in Relation of Mrs. St. George, original printed card wrappers, slightly soiled, 1861; and 26 others, Nelsoniana, including Colquhoun's A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis, 1800, with "Nelson" lettered on upper cover, 8vo (30).

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Adventures of a French Sergeant, During his Campaign in Italy, Spain, Germany

Lot 43: Adventures of a French Sergeant, During his Campaign in Italy, Spain, Germany

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Description: Adventures of a French Sergeant, During his Campaign in Italy, Spain, Germany ( Robert, the man who shot Nelson ) Adventures of a French Sergeant, During his Campaign in Italy, Spain, Germany, Russia, from 1805 to 1823, first edition, George Matcham's copy with his ink signature on upper cover and William Eyre Matcham's copy with his pencil signature on front free endpaper, original boards, rubbed, some slight loss of paper on upper cover, spine torn with loss, remains of printed paper label on spine, edges uncut, 8vo, 1826.

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.- Barlow De studio Theologiae... Amico transmissa [from

Lot 44: .- Barlow De studio Theologiae... Amico transmissa [from

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Description: .- Barlow De studio Theologiae... Amico transmissa [from (William, antiquary, 1632-88).- Barlow (Thomas, bishop of Lincoln, 1608/9-91) De studio Theologiae Amico transmissa [from " Sacra Novitiis Theologiae Candidatis aliquantillum fortasse profutura] , 28pp., [17th century]; Baxter (Richard, ejected minister and religious writer, 1615-91) A Let. from Mr Baxter to Mr. Nest. Fell What Authors should a young student in Theology use , 20pp., [17th century], corrections and 2 leaves at end of each treatise in William Fulman's hand, manuscript in English, together 48pp. excluding blanks, slightly browned, 1f. at beginning excised, original vellum, yellowed, soiled and stained, scored, lettered direct on upper cover: "Barlow & Baxter ", a few worm holes in joints, sm. 4to, [17th century] & 1712. Note at beginning: "These papers were formerly Mr Fulman's (the Editor of Dr Hamond's Works) and the Corrections, with the two Leaves at end of each Treatise are his Hand. Fr[ancis]: Skrymsher 28 Aug: 1712." Francis Skrymsher (b. 1667), rector of Chetwynd, Shropshire, and later, of Forton, Staffordshire.

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Dissertationes Medica, 2 vol., manuscript, titles and 394pp

Lot 45: Dissertationes Medica, 2 vol., manuscript, titles and 394pp

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Description: Dissertationes Medica, 2 vol., manuscript, titles and 394pp Dissertationes Medica, 2 vol., manuscript, titles and 394pp., later ink ownership signature of J.G. Crosse on title of vol. I, vol. I title loose, browned, bookplates of Edmund Lechmere of Severn End 1917 on front pastedowns, original calf, gilt, rubbed, vol. I upper cover detached, sm. 8vo, [18th century]. Includes: "Ague"; "Gout"; "Phrensy"; "Erysipelas"; "Rickets" etc. John Green Crosse (1790-1850), surgeon.

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Account Book, autograph manuscript, 174pp

Lot 46: Account Book, autograph manuscript, 174pp

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Description: Account Book, autograph manuscript, 174pp ( Rev. Laurence William, rector of Peper Harow near Godalming and Alfold, author of two assize sermons and, "Hambledon, a descriptive poem, with other miscellaneous poems 1860", 1777-1862) Account Book, autograph manuscript, 174pp. excluding blanks, in at least two hands (mostly in LW Eliot's hand, and the other probably Thomas and Edward Eliot), ruled in red throughout, a few reverse entries, some ff. excised, 2ff. with small tears, slightly browned, with an 18th century manuscript inventory: "Inventory of part of late Mr Foulkes's Goods " (possibly connected to John Foulkes (1764-1821), of Elstead, attorney (known for defending William Godwin), tears along folds, loosely inserted, original vellum, slightly soiled and yellowed, sm. 4to, 1779-81, 1789 & 1802-17. Entries include: "1811 Paid Nichols/Bookseller Farnham/ £8 15s"; "January 15 1816 Horse 6d Stockings 2/8? - John 5/Cobbett 2/6d 10s 8d"; "1808 March Paid Lord Midleton [owner of Peper Harow estate] for half a pipe of port wine £49 8s 6d½d"; "1808 Expences incurred previous to & on entering the parsonage at Peper Harow." Places mentioned including: Peper Harow, Shackleford, Eashing, Godalming, Guildford, Hambledon (Surrey), Alfold, Moor park (home of the Temple family and Jonathan Swift), Henley Park (family home of Mrs Eliot), Chiddingfold, London, Portsmouth etc.

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Diary contained within Dunn's Law and Commercial Remembrancer for 1824

Lot 47: Diary contained within Dunn's Law and Commercial Remembrancer for 1824

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Description: Diary contained within Dunn's Law and Commercial Remembrancer for 1824 (Charles Thomas, British Consul to Lima, murdered during the revolutionary war in Peru, d. 1825) Diary contained within Dunn's Law and Commercial Remembrancer for 1824, manuscript, 128pp. excluding blanks (many 1 or 2 line entries), a few newspaper cuttings tipped-in, 1f. with hole, slightly foxed and browned, ink inscription on front free endpaper: "H.D. Scott Esq 16 Clarges Street", TLs from the Foreign Office Library loosely inserted, original roan-backed boards, rubbed, lettered on upper cover: "C.R. [Charles Rowcroft (son of T.C. Rowcroft, novelist, 1798-1856)] Cincinnati January 1st 1855", 8vo, 1824. Includes details of Rowcroft's lengthy passage to Lima, via Madeira, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires, his business and diplomatic activities (several references to George Canning as Foreign Secretary), and with references to the Bolivar led war of independence against royalist rule. Rowcroft was killed during the return leg of a visit to a friend in Callao when his coach was attacked, despite a guarantee of safe passage.

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Forbes Log of the proceedings of H.M.S. Thetis. Commanded by Captain H.J

Lot 48: Forbes Log of the proceedings of H.M.S. Thetis. Commanded by Captain H.J

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Description: Forbes Log of the proceedings of H.M.S. Thetis. Commanded by Captain H.J Forbes (James Arthur, naval cadet, later captain, fought in the Burma War 1852, Crimean War and the Baltic, 1831-1905) Log of the proceedings of H.M.S. Thetis. Commanded by Captain H.J. Codrington CB., autograph manuscript, title and 507pp., 2 pages of watercolours of flags and numerous pen and ink sketches of ships and topographical subjects including Mount Vesuvius, 1 f. loose and another with tear, margins a little browned, original boards, canvas covers, inscribed "JA Forbes" on upper cover, slightly stained and browned, folio, 9th November 1846 - 4th May 1850. Sir Henry John Codrington (1808-77), naval officer. In 1846 Codrington "was appointed to the frigate Thetis, which went to the Mediterranean in September 1847. In the following years the Thetis was employed on the coast of Italy, protecting British interests and British subjects, and acting as a refuge for displaced native rulers. Thanks to the first lieutenant, John McNeill Boyd, the Thetis was kept fully up to the mark, and was praised by the commander-in-chief at Plymouth when she was paid off in May 1850. However, she gained a bad reputation, and Codrington and Boyd became unpopular in the service, because of the strict discipline over the midhsipmen: possibly tact was occasionally wanting." - Oxford DNB.

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Autograph Letter signed to Alfred Milner at the Pall Mall Gazette

Lot 49: Autograph Letter signed to Alfred Milner at the Pall Mall Gazette

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Description: Autograph Letter signed to Alfred Milner at the Pall Mall Gazette (Oscar, writer and playwright, 1854-1900) Autograph Letter signed to Alfred Milner at the Pall Mall Gazette, later Viscount Milner, 2pp. with conjugate blank, 8vo, 16 Tite Street, Chelsea, n.d. [c. 1882], "I want 'Comyn Carr's' Essays on Art, Macmillan, to review: it and Machin should have a column between them. Essays on Art are naturally what I like to write about", folds.

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Collection of Autograph Letters to William Thomas Stead

Lot 50: Collection of Autograph Letters to William Thomas Stead

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Description: Collection of Autograph Letters to William Thomas Stead Collection of Autograph Letters to William Thomas Stead, editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, including: John Ruskin (3 ALs.s.), Nightingale, Henry Morton Stanley, A.C. Swinburne (sending some ?poems and asking for a proof) , Mark Twain (change of address) , Edwin Arnold (a poem addressed to Matthew Arnold), Matthew Arnold, Randolph S Churchill, Bernard Coleridge, Baron Coleridge, FW Farrar, Dame Millicent Fawcett (offering to send an article on Womern's suffrage), WE Gladstone, Catherine Gladstone, Charles George Gordon (part only), Henry James (part only), Francis Knollys, Frederic Leighton, Max Muller, Ouida, Charles Parnell, Eden Phillpotts, Lord Salisbury, Wolseley, Walter Besant, Brooke (Rajah of Sarawak), Campbell-Bannerman, Moses Montefiore (thanking well wishers through the Pall Mall Gazette for congratulations on his 100th birthday), mostly relating to articles or requests for interviews in vthe Pall mall Gazette, together c. 85 letters, folds, v.s., v.d., most 19th century (c. 85). Ruskin on the death of General Gordon, "I should have written with less haste, and more indignation had I conceived the vileness possible in Englishmen; of making the death of Gordon an occasion of party contest. Censure and alas, praise are alike too late. The Opposition will not redeem the Government's errors by encumbering its heads, - and the Master of Balliols sermon should have been preached, in the enthusiasm of sympathy with the living - not in enconium of the dead. I am edified also by the burst of funeral music from the lips of England in praise of Gordon's honour and faith, while she received for thirty years with rage and hissing - the words of the one man, now at rest among his native hills, who told her that her merchants should be honest and her statesmen sincere."

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