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Auction Description for Bloomsbury: Antiquarian Books
Viewing Notes:
12th & 13th December 9.30am - 8pm. 14th December from 9.30am.
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Please note buyers premium applies to first £300,000 and is 12% thereafter. www.bloomsburyauctions.com

Antiquarian Books

by Bloomsbury Auctions


419 lots | 279 with images

December 14, 2012

Live Auction

24 Maddox Street

London, W1S 1PP United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)207 495 9494

Fax: +44 (0)207 495 9499

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Lot 200: Gaskell (Elizabeth Cleghorn) Ruth: A Novel, first

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Description: Gaskell (Elizabeth Cleghorn) Ruth: A Novel, first edition, lacking advertisements, contemporary binders cloth, exteremities a little worn, [Sadleir 933; Wolff 2425], 1853; Dickens (Charles) Dombey and Son, a few marginal tears, contemporary half-calf, spine gilt,1848; Pickwick Club, modern half-calf, corners a little worn and bumped, 1837, first editions in book form, engraved frontispiece, additional pictorial title and 42 plates, plates oxidized, minor soiling throughout, occasional spotting; and two others, 8vo & 12mo (7)

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Shelley (Percy Bysshe).- The Shelley Society, a

Lot 200A: Shelley (Percy Bysshe).- The Shelley Society, a

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Description: Shelley (Percy Bysshe).- The Shelley Society, a card announcing the first year of the society and its programme for 1886 and 3 admission tickets for a lecture, each c.90 x 120mm, all in good condition, [1886] (4) ***Scarce survivals from the inception of the society. Advertised speakers include H.Buxton Forman and William Michael Rossetti..

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Wilde (Oscar) The Sphinx, first edition, one of

Lot 201: Wilde (Oscar) The Sphinx, first edition, one of

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Description: Wilde (Oscar) The Sphinx, first edition, one of 200 copies, decorated title and other illustrations by Charles Ricketts, printed in green, light red and black, slight foxing, original pictorial vellum, gilt, a little soiled and starting to bow, slight abrasion to small patch of gilt on lower cover, [Mason 361], small 4to, 1894. ***Provenance: Alain de Suzannet (bookplate); A.J.A. Symons (bookplate)..

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Lot 202: Beardsley (Aubrey) An Issue of Five Drawings

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Description: Beardsley (Aubrey) An Issue of Five Drawings Illustrative of Juvenal and Lucian, number 91 of 120 copies, 5 plates, loose in printed in wrappers, wrppaers edges torn and partially repaired with tape, folio, 1906.

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Lot 203: Sassoon (Siegfried) Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man,

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Description: Sassoon (Siegfried) Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man, first edition, number 208 of 260 copies on hand-made paper and signed by the author, original buckram, spine faded, t.e.g., others uncut, 8vo, 1928.

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Ambler (Eric) Judgement on Deltchev, first

Lot 204: Ambler (Eric) Judgement on Deltchev, first

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Description: Ambler (Eric) Judgement on Deltchev, first edition, signed by the author on title, small ink ownership inscription to endpaper, original cloth, spine a little faded, spine ends and corners a little bumped, light spotting, dust-jacket, spine a little darkened, splits to joints, spine ends and corners chipped with some minor repairs, creased at extremities, rubbed, 8vo, 1951. ***As with many of Ambler's works, this is scarce in the dust-jacket in any condition..

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Lot 205: Bradbury (Ray) Moby Dick Screenplay, copy no.26,

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Description: Bradbury (Ray) Moby Dick Screenplay, copy no.26, typescript, 134pp., annotated throughout in a script-editor's hand, original stitched wrappers, rubbed, 8vo, 1954. ***The script was co-written with John Houston, during one of the first meetings between to the two men, Bradbury confessed ''[I've] never been able to read the damned thing.' The partnership was allegedly a tense one, compounded by Houston's bullying tactics towards Bradbury..

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Dahl (Roald) James and the Giant Peach, first

Lot 206: Dahl (Roald) James and the Giant Peach, first

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Description: Dahl (Roald) James and the Giant Peach, first edition, second issue with 4-line colophon, signed by the author on front free endpaper beneath previous owner's bookplate, frontispiece, colour plates and plain illustrations by Nancy Ekholm Burkert, original cloth, a fine copy, dust-jacket, rubbed at fore-edges and corners with minor loss to spine ends, some marking to lower panel, otherwise very good, 8vo, New York, 1961.

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Dahl (Roald) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,

Lot 207: Dahl (Roald) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,

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Description: Dahl (Roald) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, first edition, second issue with 5-line colophon, signed by the author on front free endpaper beneath previous owner's bookplate, plain frontispiece and illustrations by Joseph Schindelman, original cloth, a fine copy, dust-jacket, worn at corner-tips and spine-ends with some minor loss, a few small closed tears, small stain to foot of upper panel, otherwise very good, 8vo, New York, 1964.

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Deighton (Len) The Ipcress File, first edition,

Lot 208: Deighton (Len) The Ipcress File, first edition,

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Description: Deighton (Len) The Ipcress File, first edition, signed by the author on title, original boards, spine ends and corners a little bumped, dust-jacket, a little rubbed at head and foot, very slight browning to head, but overall a near-fine copy, 8vo, 1962. ***Deighton's first novel and the first of the 'Harry Palmer' series, scarce signed..

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Fleming (Ian) Diamonds are Forever, first edition,

Lot 209: Fleming (Ian) Diamonds are Forever, first edition,

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Description: Fleming (Ian) Diamonds are Forever, first edition, first issue with mis-numbered contents p., signed by Trina Parks and Lana Wood on endpaper, ink ownership inscription to endpaper, original boards, dust-jacket, price-clipped, spine very slightly browned, minor repairs and restorations to spine ends and corners, a little rubbed and creased at extremities, still in effect a very good copy, 8vo, 1956. ***Trina Parks and Lana Wood played Thumper and Plenty O'Toole in the 1971 film..

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Fleming (Ian) Goldfinger, first edition, signed by

Lot 210: Fleming (Ian) Goldfinger, first edition, signed by

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Description: Fleming (Ian) Goldfinger, first edition, signed by both Shirley Eaton & Tania Mallet on endpaper, A.N.s. from Eaton 'You're lucky to have this book' loosely inserted, ink ownership inscription to endpaper, original boards, dust-jacket, very small chips to spine ends, very small damp-stain to top corner of upper panel, light surface creaing, still overall an excellent example, 1959. ***Signed by the actresses who played Jill & Tilly Masterson respectively in the 1964 film, identifying their characters..

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Lot 211: Fleming (Ian) For Your Eyes Only, first edition,

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Description: Fleming (Ian) For Your Eyes Only, first edition, signed by John Wyman and John Moreno on pastedown, original boards, dust-jacket, coloured correction fluid covering pen marks on spine, further correction fluid to flaps, still very good in effect, 1960; and another, You Only Live Twice, 8vo (2)

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Fleming (Ian) Thunderball, first edition, signed

Lot 212: Fleming (Ian) Thunderball, first edition, signed

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Description: Fleming (Ian) Thunderball, first edition, signed by Martine Beswick and Mollie Peters on front pastedown, original boards, dust-jacket, slightly rubbed at corner-tips, spine very slightly browned, but overall a very good copy, 8vo, 1961. ***Martine Beswick and Mollie Peters played Paula Caplan and Patricia Fearing respectively..

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Fleming (Ian) The Spy Who Loved Me first edition,

Lot 213: Fleming (Ian) The Spy Who Loved Me first edition,

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Description: Fleming (Ian) The Spy Who Loved Me first edition, signed by Richard Kiel, Caroline Munro, Michael Billington and Shane Rimmer on endpaper, original boards, spine ends and corners dust-jacket, price-clipped, a little creased at head, slightly rubbed, still excellent overall, 8vo, 1962. ***Richard Kiel played the henchman Jaws, Caroline Munro played Naomi, the helicopter pilot shot down by Bond, Michael Billington played Sergei Barsov, Agent XXX's ill-fated lover and Shane Rimmer play submarine captain Commander Carter in the 1977 film..

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Lot 214: Fleming (Ian) On Her Majesty's Secret Service,

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Description: Fleming (Ian) On Her Majesty's Secret Service, first edition, signed by George Lazenby and Terence Mountain on endpaper and pastedown, ink ownership inscription to pastedown, original boards, spine ends and corners a little bumped, dust-jacket, spine browned, spine ends and corners a little chipped, a little rubbed and creased at extremities, still a very good copy, 8vo, 1963. ***Terrence Mountain played Raphael, one of Blofeld's henchmen in the 1969 film..

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Fleming (Ian) The Man with the Golden Gun, first

Lot 215: Fleming (Ian) The Man with the Golden Gun, first

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Description: Fleming (Ian) The Man with the Golden Gun, first edition, signed by Britt Ekland on front free endpaper, original plain boards, small bump to lower edge of upper cover, dust-jacket by Richard Chopping, slightly rubbed at upper fore-corners and spines ends, but overall a very good copy, 8vo, 1965. ***Britt Ekland played Bond's assistant Mary Goodnight, a character described by The Daily Mirror as "an astoundingly stupid blonde British agent"..

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Lot 216: Fleming (Ian) Octopussy and The Living Daylights,

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Description: Fleming (Ian) Octopussy and The Living Daylights, first edition, signed by Maryam d'Abo and Thomas Wheatley on 'The Living Daylights' half-title, original boards, dust-jacket, no clipping, a near fine copy, 1966; and another, the book club edition of From Russia with Love signed by Eunice Grayson, 8vo (2) ***Maryam d'Abo played Kara Milovy, Bond's love interest and Thomas Wheatley played Saunder's Bond's ally in MI6. Eunice Gayson acted in the film version of From Russia with Love as Sylvia Trench, Bond's semi-regular girlfriend..

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Lot 217: Fleming (Ian) For Your Eyes Only, first edition,

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Description: Fleming (Ian) For Your Eyes Only, first edition, ownership inscription on front endleaf, original decorated boards, dust jacket slightly worn at edges, 8vo, 1960.

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Lot 218: Fleming (Ian) Thunderball, owner's bookplate and

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Description: Fleming (Ian) Thunderball, owner's bookplate and inscription on front endpaper, 1961; You Only Live Twice, ownership inscription on front endleaf, 1964, first editions; and later printings of Casino Royale, Diamonds are Forever, and From Russia With Love § Amis (Kingsley) The James Bond Dossier, first edition, 1965, original decorated boards, all but the first with dust jackets, 8vo (6)

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Lot 219: Fleming (Ian) The Man with the Golden Gun, 1965;

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Description: Fleming (Ian) The Man with the Golden Gun, 1965; Octopussy and The Living Daylights, 1966, first editions, original boards, dust jackets, 8vo, (2)

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Francis (Dick) [The Works, from Dead Cert to Under

Lot 220: Francis (Dick) [The Works, from Dead Cert to Under

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Description: Francis (Dick) [The Works, from Dead Cert to Under Orders], 42 vol., first editions, 14 vol. signed by the author, original cloth or boards, dust-jackets, The Sport of Queens, jackete a little creased and torn at head and foot; Dead Cert with ink ownership inscription to endpaper, jacket spine a little browned, minor repairs and restorations to spine ends and corners, light surface creasing to lower panel; 6 vol. with jacket spines faded, but overall an excellent to near-fine set, 8vo, 1957-2006.

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Gilot (Françoise) and Carlot Lake. Life with

Lot 221: Gilot (Françoise) and Carlot Lake. Life with

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Description: Gilot (Françoise) and Carlot Lake. Life with Picasso, first English edition, signed gift inscription with original ink outline illustration from the author, plates, original boards, dust-jacket, a very good copy, 8vo, Nelson, 1965. ***Françoise Gilot, lover and muse to Pable Picasso and mother to two of his children. An accomplished artist in her own right, the full-page 'doodle' depicts a sailing boat, perhaps an echo of her painting 'Asleep, Paloma in the Water, a Sail Boat'. The inscription is to Mr & Mrs J.S. Gunn, both whom of worked for Thomas Nelson & Sons, and is accompanied by a printed invitation from the publishers to a meeting with Gilot at Claridges to celebrate this work's publication..

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Greene (Graham) The Man Within, first edition,

Lot 222: Greene (Graham) The Man Within, first edition,

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Description: Greene (Graham) The Man Within, first edition, fore-edge a little spotted, original cloth, slightly cocked, dust-jacket, spine slightly darkened and a little frayed at head, very light surface soiling, but overall an excllent copy, 8vo, 1929. ***The author's first novel, published when he was only twenty-five..

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Lot 223: Sternberg (Josef von) The Blue Angel, first

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Description: Sternberg (Josef von) The Blue Angel, first edition, inscribed by Marlene Dietrich on title, photographic illustrations, original boards, dust-jacket, price-clipped, lower flap also clipped, American distributor's label to lower panel, a fine copy, 8vo, 1968.

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Stoker (Bram) The Jewel of Seven Stars, first

Lot 224: Stoker (Bram) The Jewel of Seven Stars, first

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Description: Stoker (Bram) The Jewel of Seven Stars, first edition, browning to margins with some scattered foxing, a few minor splits and closed tears, hinges pulling, original red cloth with blind illustration on covers and lettered in black & gilt, rubbed at edges and worn at corners, slightly marked, spine dulled, 8vo, 1903. ***One of the rarer Stoker titles as a first edition, probably due to the fragile nature of the production..

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Thomas (Dylan) In The Country Sleep, first edition

Lot 225: Thomas (Dylan) In The Country Sleep, first edition

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Description: Thomas (Dylan) In The Country Sleep, first edition in book form, original cloth, dust-jacket, top edge and base of spine chipped, small hole to lower panel, browning, particularly to edges and spine, New York, New Directions, 8vo, 1952.

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Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Hobbit, or, There and Back

Lot 226: Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Hobbit, or, There and Back

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Description: Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again, first edition, first impression, frontispiece, plate, illustrations and map endpapers by the author, 2pp. advertisements, ink ownership inscription to endpaper, original cloth, spine severely worn with loss, corners a little bumped, fading to margins, 8vo, 1937.

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Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Hobbit, or, There and Back

Lot 227: Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Hobbit, or, There and Back

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Description: Tolkien (J.R.R.) The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again, sixth impression (second edition), colour frontispiece, map endpapers, original cloth, fore-edge spotted, a little browned at head and foot, dust-jacket, spine very slightly browned, spine ends and corners a little frayed, short tear to foot of upper joint, small chip to foot of upper panel, still an excellent copy overall, 8vo, 1954.

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Tolkien (J.R.R.) [The Lord of the Rings], 3 vol.,

Lot 228: Tolkien (J.R.R.) [The Lord of the Rings], 3 vol.,

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Description: Tolkien (J.R.R.) [The Lord of the Rings], 3 vol., vol.I second impression, vol. 2 & 3 first editions, vol.III first impression, ?second state, with slightly sagging text on p.49, but without '4' at foot, folding maps, small ink name on each front fly-leaf, original cloth, vol.1 & 3 with dust-jackets, spines very slightly browned, a little rubbed at extremities, but overall excellent copies, 8vo, 1954-55.

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Toole (John Kennedy) A Confederacy of Dunces,

Lot 229: Toole (John Kennedy) A Confederacy of Dunces,

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Description: Toole (John Kennedy) A Confederacy of Dunces, first English edition, original boards, slight browning to spine, dust-jacket, a mint copy, 8vo, 1981. ***A superb copy of John Kennedy Toole's satiric masterpiece. Toole commited suicide in 1969, in part due to his lack of publishing success. His mother subsequently began promoting the book, which was finally published in 1980..

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Wells (H.G.) The Stolen Bacillus, first edition,

Lot 230: Wells (H.G.) The Stolen Bacillus, first edition,

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Description: Wells (H.G.) The Stolen Bacillus, first edition, 32pp. publisher's catalogue dated 'September 1895', first 4pp. unopened, original blue gilt-decorated cloth, slightly rubbed at corners, [Wells 6], 8vo, 1895.

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Campana (Giovanni Pietro) Antiche Opere in

Lot 231: Campana (Giovanni Pietro) Antiche Opere in

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Description: Campana (Giovanni Pietro) Antiche Opere in Plastica Discoperte, Raccolta, e Dichiarate, 3 parts in 2 vol., tinted lithographed title-vignettes and 121 plates only (of 122, lacking plate 61), all but one tinted, a couple partially hand-coloured, some foxing and soiling, a few plates becoming loose, bookplates of Alford House and John, Earl Brownlow, contemporary vellum stamped in gilt and blind, spines gilt with red roan labels, rubbed, vol.1 with splits to joints and defective at foot of spine, [Blackmer 275], folio, Rome, 1852; sold not subject to return

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Chambers (Sir William) Designs of Chinese

Lot 232: Chambers (Sir William) Designs of Chinese

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Description: Chambers (Sir William) Designs of Chinese Buildings, Furniture, Dresses, Machines and Utensils, first edition, with text in both English and French, dedication to George, Prince of Wales, list of subscribers, 21 engraved plates and plans by Fourdrinier, Sandby and Grignion, rather foxed and soiled, modern half morocco, spine gilt, uncut, [Colas 592; Fowler 85; Harris 113-114], folio, for the Author, 1757.

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City of Bradford Technical College. Textile

Lot 233: City of Bradford Technical College. Textile

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Description: City of Bradford Technical College. Textile Materials and Processes Book, 16 plates comprising 8 with fabric samples and 8 key plates, all on blue paper lettered & ruled in white mounted on card, inked course and student name on title, original cloth, 4to, n.d. [c.1890].

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Garnier (Edouard) The Soft Porcelain of Sèvres,

Lot 234: Garnier (Edouard) The Soft Porcelain of Sèvres,

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Description: Garnier (Edouard) The Soft Porcelain of Sèvres, half-title and title printed in red & black, 50 chromolithographed plates with captioned tissue guards, library markings but not affecting plates, light stain afecting fore-edge margin of some plates, modern cloth, folio, 1892.

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Lot 235: Illustrated Exhibitor (The); engraved folding

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Description: Illustrated Exhibitor (The); engraved folding frontispiece, plates, illustrations, contemporary half calf, rubbed, small split to spine end, n.d. § Record (The) of the International Exhibition 1862, folding engraved frontispiece, engraved title, plates, some folding, illustrations, original calf, gilt, worn at egdes, g.e., Glasgow [&c.], n.d., large 8vo & 4to (2)

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Lot 236: Payne (A.H.) and W.French, publishers. Payne's

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Description: Payne (A.H.) and W.French, publishers. Payne's Royal Dresden Gallery, 2 vol., additional engraved titles, engraved plates, tissue guards, contemporary half calf, edge wear, 4to, n.d.

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Photobook.- Simmons (Owen) The Book of Bread,

Lot 237: Photobook.- Simmons (Owen) The Book of Bread,

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Description: Photobook.- Simmons (Owen) The Book of Bread, first edition, 2 tipped-in gelatine silver prints, 8 tipped in black & white prints, 11 (of 12) chromolithographed plates, 1 gelatine print with some silvering to edge and narrow crease to length of left-hand edge, 1 black & white print creased, 3 prints with minor crease to lower left-hand corner, ink recipes on half-title, ink name and newspaper cutting mounted on title, original cloth, spine ends and corners frayed, soiled, [Bitting p. 435; Parr & Badger, The Photobook, vol 1, 56], 4to, Maclaren & Sons, [1903]. ***A real curiosity, of which Martin Parr wrote: "one of the humblest, yet most essential of objects is catalogued as precisely, rigorously and objectively as any work by a 1980s Conceptual artist" (The Photobook)..

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Raban (Ze'ev, illustrator) Shir Ha-Shirim (The

Lot 238: Raban (Ze'ev, illustrator) Shir Ha-Shirim (The

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Description: Raban (Ze'ev, illustrator) Shir Ha-Shirim (The Song of Solomon), tipped-in colour title and colour plates by Ze'ev Raban, tissue guards, gilt endpapers, ownership panel filled in, original blind-tooled leather with inset metal plate, plate oxidised at edges, spine worn and splitting at head, folio, Jerusalem, 1930.

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Ribbon Book.- Circa 360 colour fabric samples, for

Lot 239: Ribbon Book.- Circa 360 colour fabric samples, for

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Description: Ribbon Book.- Circa 360 colour fabric samples, for medals, clubs, schools etc., mounted on linen with mounted ms. caption below , sheets fraying at edges, in contemporary morocco portfolio, gilt, 4to, n.d. [late 19th century].

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Lot 240: Sale Catalogue.- Particulars of Stowe House new

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Description: Sale Catalogue.- Particulars of Stowe House new Buckingham...By the Sale of the Temples, Monumental Columns, Edificies, [&c.], title within pictorial title, plates and illustrations, folding plan of the estate loosely inserted, original cloth-backed boards, rubbed at edges, folio, 1922.

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Sheraton (Thomas) The Cabinet-Maker and

Lot 241: Sheraton (Thomas) The Cabinet-Maker and

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Description: Sheraton (Thomas) The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing-Book, 3 parts in 1 vol. (without the Appendix and Accompaniment), first edition, engraved frontispiece with letterpress explanatory leaf, 65 engraved plates, a few folding or double-page, errata leaf at end, rather foxed and soiled, a few tears to folds, with title, preliminaries and lists of subscrbers to the 1793 edition bound in at end, modern calf ruled and stamped in blind, old red morocco label to spine, a few marks, 4to, for the Author, by T.Bensley, sold by J.Mathews...G.Terry [& others], 1791.

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Stuart (James) and Nicholas Revett. The

Lot 242: Stuart (James) and Nicholas Revett. The

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Description: Stuart (James) and Nicholas Revett. The Antiquities of Athens, vol.1 only (of 4), engraved title-vignette and head- & tail-pieces, 70 engraved plates only (of 71, lacking plate 15 chapter 4), 2 folding, also lacking list of subscribers, some light marginal soiling and staining, large folding view frayed and reinforced at edges, modern half red morocco, spine gilt, uncut, very slightly rubbed, [Blackmer 1617-1618; Fowler pp. 271-274; Harris 857], folio, John Haberkorn, 1762; sold not subject to return

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Vries (Hans Vredeman de) Perspeective Dat is

Lot 243: Vries (Hans Vredeman de) Perspeective Dat is

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Description: Vries (Hans Vredeman de) Perspeective Dat is Dehooch-gheroemde Conste..., 2 parts in 1, part 1 with engraved double-page title, 2 portraits and 47 plates on 46 double-page sheets only (of 49 on 48, lacking plates 41 & 42), part 2 with engraved double-page title and 23 double-page plates only (of 24, lacking plate 19), Leiden, H.Hondius. [1604-05]; Variae Architecturae Formae, engraved throughout on double-page sheets with title and 19 plates only (lacking plate13 and all after 20), Antwerp, T.Gallaeus, 1601, together in 1 vol., oblong folio bound as 4to with text leaves folded and creased, first title with contemporary ink signature and inscription causing hole and very creased and loose, browned, a few tears and repairs, later half calf, worn, upper cover detached; and another volume of architectural engravings by H.Cock after Vries, all trimmed and mounted, 4to & oblong folio; sold not subject to return (2)

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Newman (William) Rhymes and Pictures, to

Lot 244: Newman (William) Rhymes and Pictures, to

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Description: Newman (William) Rhymes and Pictures, to illustrate the histories of a quartern loaf, a cup of tea, and a pound of sugar, general printed title, 36 sheets with hand-coloured illustration including part-titles, some marking to margins, closed repaired tear to inner margin of general title, original cloth, gilt, damp-discoloured, worn at extremities, oblong 8vo, Griffith & Farran, n.d. [1860].

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Nielsen (Kay, illustrator).- [Asbjornsen (Peter

Lot 245: Nielsen (Kay, illustrator).- [Asbjornsen (Peter

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Description: Nielsen (Kay, illustrator).- [Asbjornsen (Peter Christen) and Jorgen E.Moe]. East of the Sun and West of the Moon, 25 tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue guards, numerous black & white illustrations and decorations, all by Kay Nielsen, original pictorial endpapers heightened in gilt, original blue gilt-decorated cloth, slightly rubbed and bumped at edges, spine slightly dulled, 4to, [1914].

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Potter (Beatrix) The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin,

Lot 246: Potter (Beatrix) The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin,

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Description: Potter (Beatrix) The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, first edition, first or second printing, 27 illustrations in colour including frontispiece, juvenile pencil markings to endpapers, original pictorial boards, pictorial label torn at edges, small puncture to spine, spine ends and corners a little bumped, otherwise very good, Frederick Warne and Co., 1903; and another, sixth printing of The Tale of Peter Rabbit, 16mo (2)

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Potter (Beatrix) The Tailor of Gloucester, first

Lot 247: Potter (Beatrix) The Tailor of Gloucester, first

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Description: Potter (Beatrix) The Tailor of Gloucester, first published edition, first printing with single endpaper repeated 4 times, coloured frontispiece and 26 plates, frontispiece loose, original dark green pictorial boards, spine slightly faded, spine ends and corners a little bumped, still very good overall, 16mo, Frederick Warne and Co., 1903.

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Potter (Beatrix) The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, first

Lot 248: Potter (Beatrix) The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, first

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Description: Potter (Beatrix) The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, first edition, first or second printing, with misspelling on p.15, 27 illustrations in colour including frontispiece, ink inscription to half-title, bookseller's sticker to front pastedown, original grey pictorial boards, spine slightly darkened, spine ends and corners a little bumped, overall an excellent, tight copy, 16mo, Frederick Warne and Co., 1904.

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