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Auction Description for Dominic Winter: Children's & Illustrated Books
Auction Description:
Children's & Illustrated Books
Viewing Notes:
19th June 9am to 7pm, 20th June 9am to 7pm , Morning of sale from 9am
Sale Notes:
www.invaluable.com/dominicwinter

Children's & Illustrated Books

by Dominic Winter Auctions


525 lots

June 21, 2007

Mallard House

Broadway Lane

South Cerney, GL7 5UQ United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1285 860006

Fax: +44 (0)1285 862461

Email: info@dominicwinter.co.uk

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Lot 1: [ BOOKS ]

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Description: Bloomfield (Robert). The Fakenham Ghost, a True Tale, taken from Bloomfield's Admired Rural Poems, W. Darton Junr., 1806, ff.16, with large woodcut to each leaf, browned, and corners creased, with minor worming to fore-margin throughout, orig. printed wrappers, rubbed and dusty, covers with worming to fore-margins, 16mo

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Description: Clemens (Samuel L. "Mark Twain"). The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, 1st ed., Chatto and Windus, 1876, half-title, occn. light spotting and soiling, a few leaves creased at corners, contemp. calf, rubbed, covers detached and spine lacking, 8vo The scarce true first edition, preceding the American edition by six months.

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Description: Collins (John). The Chapter of Kings, pub. J. Harris, 1818, thirty-seven eng. leaves, incl. title, each with hand-col. illust., lightly dust-soiled and a few marks, two leaves becoming detached, and with short tear in gutter margin, hinges split, orig. roan-backed printed boards, rubbed and worn, with loss to spine extrems. and corners showing, approx. 130 x 110 mm., together with Pinnock (William, A Comprehensive Grammar of Ancient Geography and History, for the Use of Schools and for Private Tuition, with Maps, Views, Costumes, &c. printed for Poole & Edwards, c.1830, eng. frontis. with volvelle, six eng. plts., and six folding eng. maps (a few short handling tears), 4pp. pubs. ads. at rear, scattered foxing, hinges splitting, orig. gilt dec. roan, rubbed and marked, spine sl. faded, 12mo in 6's (2)

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Description: Dickens (Charles). A Christmas Carol, in Prose, being A Ghost Story of Christmas, with illustrations by John Leech, 1st ed., 1st issue, 1843, half-title and title verso printed in blue, title printed in red and blue, 'Stave I' at head of first chapter, four hand-col. eng. plts. (lightly browned), no pubs. ad. leaf at rear, uncorrected text throughout, t.e.g., 20th c. maroon crushed morocco by Worsfold, with orig. red cloth from spine and upper cover of a later edition bound in at rear, spine with gilt rope roll decorated raised bands bewteen dotted rolls, gilt lettered direct in second and third compartments, remainder with central flower toll and volute cornerpieces, covers sl. rubbed in places, with gilt triple fillet border, double fillet on board edges, gilt dec. turn-ins, sm. 8vo Smith II, 4.

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Description: Dickens (Charles). Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi, 2 vols., 1st ed., 1st issue, 1838, half-titles, eng. port. frontis., twelve steel eng. plts. after George Cruikshank, vol. 2 with 36pp. pubs. cat. at rear, lacking single-leaf plt. list, untrimmed, orig. blindstamped pink cloth gilt, some fading and a few marks, but a nice copy, 8vo Cohn 237; Eckel, p.140. First issue, without the border to the last plate. (2)

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