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Auction Description for Bloomsbury: Antiquarian Books
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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

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24 Maddox Street

London, W1S 1PP United Kingdom

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Lot 50: [Coats of arms], 196pp. of outline engraved coats

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Description: [Coats of arms], 196pp. of outline engraved coats of arms with pen and ink decoration (some other pp. with unused outlines), 9pp. manuscript index, in two hands, slightly browned, front free endpaper and fly-leaf loose, original half calf, rubbed, corners worn, upper cover detached, lacks spine, folio, watermarked 1894.

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Lot 51: Hawksley (John Plunkett Verney, DSO, Royal Field

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Description: Hawksley (John Plunkett Verney, DSO, Royal Field Artillery, served in the South African and Sudan Campaigns, of Caldy Island, Pembokeshire, buried at Becourt Military Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, 1880-1916) Collection of papers, relating to his time in the South African War (1899-1902) and World War I (1914-16), including: letters, diary of the retreat from Mons, printed maps of the relative positions of the Austrians and Prussians and manuscript maps of France and further afield, showing relative positions in the Near East, Afghanistan, China and Japan, manuscripts and letters, v.s., v.d., 1899-1902 & 1914-16 (qty). ***Retreat from Mons. 26 August 1914. "Soon after daylight we heard heavy gun fire to NE. The Germans were shelling our (4th div) infantry who were billeted in CAUDRY. The sound reminded me so much of Ladysmith. It was evident to my trained ears that the enemys artillery was not being replied to & I was surprised at the length of time it took before the order to "hook in & be ready to move" was given out."- JPV Hawksey..

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Lot 52: Pennifold (G.A., Painter II, HMS Queen Elizabeth,

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Description: Pennifold (G.A., Painter II, HMS Queen Elizabeth, RNVR, of 325 Queens Park Road, Brighton, Sussex) [Diaries], 2 vol., autograph manuscript, 440pp., in blue and red ink, some pen and ink illustrations, some loose or working loose, browned, original cloth (not uniform), worn, housed in a modern cloth box, 8vo & sm. 4to, 1914-17. ***"Aug 19th Sat [1916] At Sea Action Station all day during the forenoon W/T message to say 'Nottingham' was sunk 1.30pm hammocks were taken up on Bridge for Officers protection on the Compass Platform at 3.35 W/T message to say 'Falmouth' had been torpedoed, by the time we were of [sic] the coast of Holland we passed a lot of Dutch Trawlers about, 6.15pm a German Submarine was spotted on Starboard 45ºº we then slewed around and went full speed ahead the Destroyer Munster passed over the Sub: and we followed her when we had passed great pools of oil came to the surface so we must have hit and sunk her.".

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Lot 53: Prowse (Charles Bertie, Major, later

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Description: Prowse (Charles Bertie, Major, later Brigadier-General, DSO, Commander 11th Infantry Brigade, killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1st July 1916, 1869-1916) [Diary of the 1st Battalion Somerset Light Infantry], 184pp., duplicated in carbon, slightly browned, half crushed and polished morocco, corners bumped, edges a little rubbed, by Bumpus of Oxford, 175 x 125mm., 4th August - 16th December 1914. Battalion diary compiled by Prowse documenting the first five months of the war on the Western Front. The battalion fought at the battle of the Marne and were involved in the First Battle of Ypres and the beginning of the utter stalemate that led to the trench systems across the Western Front. Prowse point cemetery is the only cemetery in Ypres Salient named after an individual. The cemetery is the site of the stand by the 1st Battalion Hampshire Regiment and the 1st Battalion the Somerset Light Infantry in October 1914, which featured the heroism of Major Charles Prowse. ***Ypres. "During the afternoon Capt Jones-Mortimer and Capt. Smith were wounded by a high explosive shell... . B Coy dug fresh trenches during the night at the Eastern end of the line near St Yves - During the night Germans got into a trench about 600 yds north... and 2 sections of B Coy were lent to OC Hants Regt to recapture it - The counter attack failed with heavy casualties - At daylight this trench was found to have been evacuated by the Germans and the line was restored. Ch Prowse Major Cmd 1st Somerset LI Nov. 3 1914.".

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Lot 54: Letters to Annie Frances Elgood of Whitfield

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Description: Letters to Annie Frances Elgood of Whitfield Lodge, East Dulwich Grove, many relating James Roger Smith, a Canadian in the Black Watch, ?killed on the Western Front & S.B. Smith, served in Egypt, numerous pp., postcards & envelopes (also a copy "Memorial to the Fallen", St. Paul's Cathedral, 1914 & 2 copies of "Roll of Honour", St. Barnabas Dulwich, 1914), folds, housed in a custom made fold over box, v.s., v.d., 1915-19 (c. 220 pieces). Many relating to James Roger Smith, a Canadian who came back from working in Honolulu at the beginning of the war to join up and was shot while attempting to rescue his lieutenant. An extensive correspondence of to Elgood from Smith and her efforts to get his letters published. ***James Roger Smith's death. "... upon all accounts my son obtained from officers & men of the Regiment [The Black Watch]; there seemed no doubt that the poor fellow was killed when carrying our boy out of action, the machine gun man who went to the rescue when Smith fell, had difficulty in disengaging our boy from Smith who he stated was dead. My son firmly believes that that was the case, & that there is no truth in him having died in hospital. Now, there is not one man of the platoon left who was out that day.".

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Lot 55: Miller (G.H.O., medical officer, RAMC, fl.

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Description: Miller (G.H.O., medical officer, RAMC, fl. 1916-19) [Diaries], vol. II-XVII, autograph manuscript, numerous pp., in pencil, vol. II original roan, rubbed, the rest morocco-backed cloth, rubbed, sm. 8vo, 1916-19 (16). ***Battle of the Somme. 1 July 1916. "Got up about 8.30 Bath About midday the convoys began coming in. I gave a hand in the theatre giving anaesthetics &c and at intervals helped in other ways. I was mostly in the theatre taking notes of cases anaestheticising &c. Sunday morning July 2nd. Ghastly wounds today. I don't mind anything now. Theatre like a shambles. Many amputations &c. I'm become a regular anaesthetist it seems... . Went into reception room & helped there." - Miller..

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Lot 56: Smith (Elizabeth Maud Alice, clerk in the Women's

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Description: Smith (Elizabeth Maud Alice, clerk in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps 1917-19, 1887-1919) Photograph album, 101 photographs, several pieces of ephemera (registration cards and dance cards from Unit 1 at Wimereaux, norther France), original boards, 1917-19; and another album and a small quantity of loose cards etc., housed in a modern cloth box, v.s., v.d. (sm. qty).

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Lot 57: Warren (J.P., Section 66, O Special Compy, Royal

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Description: Warren (J.P., Section 66, O Special Compy, Royal Engineers, fl. 1917) Diary and Notebook, autograph manuscript, 291pp. excluding blanks, slightly browned, inner hinges breaking, original blind stamped cloth, edges a little rubbed and creased, 8vo, 1917; and 7 others, diaries (including 1 war diary) of C.H. Bradley of the 8th Battalion Lincolnshire regiment, 1917-28, housed in modern cloth boxes, v.s., v.d. (8). ***6 September 1917. "Back about 1.30 Fritz began to strafe heavily with gas... till about 3.30 when we opened up." - Warren..

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Lot 58: Beardsley (Aubrey, illustrator, 1872-98).- Gray

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Description: Beardsley (Aubrey, illustrator, 1872-98).- Gray (Rev. John Henry, author and Roman Catholic priest, 1866-1934) Draft of a letter to Messrs. Longmans, Green & Co., publisher's, 2pp., 4to, on writing paper of the North British Station Hotel, Edinburgh, [1904], in reply to their letter of 20 September 1904, concerning the publication of The Last Letters of Aubrey Beardsley, 1904, edited by John Gray, the letter revealed to Longmans that Beardsley's last letters were mostly addressed to André Raffalovich, who did "not wish his identity to transpire". There is a reference on last line to Arthur Symons's monograph on Beardsley and to a forthcoming exhibition of Beardsley's drawings in Vienna, to Madame Strindberg's interest in a German translation of Beardsley's letters and the rebuff given her by Raffalovich, to the horrors of consumption and the power of divine grace in Beardsley, torn in two along central fold, browned; and a copy of the Aubrey Beardsley Exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum 1966, v.s., v.d. (2). Provenance: Aubrey Beardsley Exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1966. ***André Raffalovich (1864-1934), writer; friend of Aubrey Beardsley and life long companion of John Gray..

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Lot 59: Hardy (Thomas, novelist and poet, 1840-1928).-

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Description: Hardy (Thomas, novelist and poet, 1840-1928).- Album, including: Autograph Postcard from Thomas Hardy, thanking the recipient for sending a letter, 24th January 1906, cut signatures of Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Edward German, Arthur Bliss, Constant Lambert, John Gielgud, Adrian Boult and letters of Hjalmar Schacht and Sir Charles Hallé and others, and photographs (unsigned) of Richard Strauss, Kirsten Flagstad and Sir Thomas Beecham etc., c. 100 pieces, most laid down, some loose, some album leaves loose, some material excised, original cloth album, 4to, 1906-34 (c. 100 pieces).

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Lot 60: James (Henry, novelist, 1843-1916) Autograph

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Description: James (Henry, novelist, 1843-1916) Autograph Letter signed "Uncle" to his nephew William James, 4pp. & envelope (torn), 4to, Lamb House, Rye, Sussex, 15th July 1907, welcoming him to England from Italy, "after a journey that I fear indeed must have been beastly if you had to go through Oxford that same night", proposing possible days for meeting in London and going together to Lamb House, "to great comfort & a lovely (if lonely) garden and asking him to write, folds, slightly browned. ***Apparently unpublished. Not in The Letters, edited by Lionel Edel, 1974-84..

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Gloucestershire.- Gladwin (Dorothy Fane, later

Lot 61: Gloucestershire.- Gladwin (Dorothy Fane, later

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Description: Gloucestershire.- Gladwin (Dorothy Fane, later Fane Ratcliffe, nurse at Cheltenham during the First World War, of Seven Springs and Hailes House, Gloucestershire, fl. 1909-52) Album, including: material relating to nursing work before and during the First World War (at the special hospital opened in the stands of Cheltenham race course), programmes of the Cotswold Hunt Ball, County Pall, V.W.H. Hunt Ball, Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Yeomanry etc., St. John Ambulance certificates, newspaper cuttings of her marriage to Charles John Ratcliff in 1909 etc., signatures, ephemera, newspaper cuttings etc., laid down in a Visitor's album, original red morocco, gilt, g.e., 1909-52; and a quantity of other material, including: a Laggan (Isle of Islay) Game and Fishing Book, an extract from a 17th century Act relating to Highways during the reign of Oliver Cromwell, a collection of printed and manuscript scraps and printer's waste recovered from bindings, vol. on local authorities and a large collection of printed pattern designs etc., v.s., v.d. (qty).

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Lot 62: Edward VIII (King of Great Britain and Ireland and

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Description: Edward VIII (King of Great Britain and Ireland and Emperor of India, as Prince of Wales, 1894-1972) Autograph draft of a speech given in Cardiff as Prince of Wales addressed to the Mayor and Corporation of Cardiff, with autograph insertions, deletions and revisions in ink and pencil, 6pp., sm. 4to, n.d. [1919]. Addressed to the Mayor and Corporation of Cardiff, stating that this was his first visit to Wales since "the victorious close of hostilities", thanking them for conferring on him the Freedom of the City of Cardiff and thanking the people of the country for their part in the war effort, "... No Welsh man or woman failed to play their part nobly & I am convinced that the splendid Welsh spirit... has done so much to carry us thro. the last 4½ critical years to a victorious peace", and expressing his twin cares are now the welfare of ex-servicemen and improving housing conditions. ***Manuscript royal speeches are rare..

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Lot 63: Hardy (Thomas, novelist and poet, 1860-1928) Typed

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Description: Hardy (Thomas, novelist and poet, 1860-1928) Typed Note signed to Geoffrey Lepage, 1p., oblong 8vo, Max Gate, Dorchester, 28th September 1923, refusing an invitation to judge a magazine prize for young writers, "it is quite beyond my physical powers nowadays to read and estimate the respective merits of any pieces of modern fiction by young writers", folds, slightly browned.

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Lot 64: Politicians etc.- Collection, including: George VI

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Description: Politicians etc.- Collection, including: George VI (signed "Albert"), President William McKinley (signed military commission), Herbert Hoover, Franklin J. Roosevelt, Rosa F. Kennedy (wife of Joseph Kennedy), Ralph Pulitzer, James Guthrie Harbord, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Namie Doud Eisenhower, Lady Bird Johnson (signed photograph), Jonas Salk, Jimmy Carter, together c. 30 autographied pieces, A.L.s.s, T.Ls.s. & signed photographs, v.s., v.d., 20th century (c. 30 pieces).

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Crowley (Aleister, author and occultist,

Lot 65: Crowley (Aleister, author and occultist,

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Description: Crowley (Aleister, author and occultist, 1875-1947) Part of a rough draft of a poem, autograph manuscript signed, "Our consciousnes depends; Arteries-sclerosis!" [first and last lines], c. 30 lines, numbered verses divided into sections II2 - V, 2pp., in pencil, some revisions, additional section at the end heavily scored through, written on a half-title: "The Mother's Tragedy", the title of one of Crowley's verse dramas, folds, browned, 8vo, n.d. [?1920s].

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Lot 66: Driberg (T.E.N., "Tom", Baron Bradwell, journalist

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Description: Driberg (T.E.N., "Tom", Baron Bradwell, journalist and politician, 1905-76) Collection of manuscripts and ephemera, including, diaries, business papers, others relating to his ownership of Bradwell Lodge, income tax etc., cookery recipe books, old passports, books (some signed, some prize), photographs, programmes etc., numerous pp., v.s., v.d. 20th century (qty).

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Lot 67: Girl Guides.- Daffodil Patrol Log Book - 5th

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Description: Girl Guides.- Daffodil Patrol Log Book - 5th Leyton Co:, 2 vol., manuscript, in several hands, numerous pp., pen and ink illustrations, 1f. at end torn, slightly browned, inner hinges splitting, paper covered boards, rubbed, sm. 4to, 1934-36.

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Lot 68: Morris (C.J., "John", CBE, Captain, army officer,

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Description: Morris (C.J., "John", CBE, Captain, army officer, participant in two Everest expeditions, adviser to the Japanese Department of Foreign Affairs, lecturer at Keio University Tokyo, head of the Far Eastern Service of the BBC and Controller of the Third Programme (later Radio 3), 1895-1980) Archive, including: diaries, typed journals/biography, phptographs, letters, Cambridge University Diploma & Master's degree, 2 books (one inscribed to Morris) etc., manuscripts etc., various bindings and loose, all housed in a small metal chest, v.s., v.d., 1936-76 (qty). ***With references to E.M. Forster ("Morgan"), William Plomer, James Joyce, Guy Chapman, Stephen Spender, Dylan Thomas etc..

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Milne (A.A., author of children's books and

Lot 69: Milne (A.A., author of children's books and

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Description: Milne (A.A., author of children's books and playwright, 1872-1956) Autograph Letter signed "Alan" to his nephew Anthony Kenneth Milne, 2pp., 8vo, Chelsea, 19th October 1940, partly about his son Christopher Robin, using his nickname "Moon", informing him in a playful tone about "[Billy] Moon's [Christopher Robin's] progress in the army, "he is not yet Sapper-Carpenter 6146464 Acting L'Cpl (unpaid) C.R. Milne, but is still hoping to be quite soon. But, of course if there are 6146462 Lance-Corporals already in the army, he may not be wanted," and congratulating him on his own promotion and the bombing of London, "a bomb has just dropped. The Luftwaffe never ceases to watch over us, day and night...", fold. ***Letters on the market by Milne very rarely mention Christopher Robin, nor do they use his nickname [Billy] Moon..

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Lot 70: RAF.- Barratt (AC2 & LAC, RAF, fl. 1942) [Notes],

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Description: RAF.- Barratt (AC2 & LAC, RAF, fl. 1942) [Notes], autograph manuscript, together 140pp., pencil illustrations, some pp. loose, browned, original wrappers, slightly rubbed, 1942; and another, v.s., v.d. (3). ***Includes: "Depth Charge Pistol Tests"; "The English Micrometer"; "F.N. Turret Notes"; "Velocity of Bullet"; Depth Charge Pistol Tests" etc..

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Lot 71: Writers, Actors & Producers.- Collection,

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Description: Writers, Actors & Producers.- Collection, including: Thornton Wilder ("Your old Thornton"), Edwin Markham, Edward G. Robinson, Jackie Coogan, Frank Capra, Louis B. Mayer, David O. Selznick, Jack L. Warner (of Warner Bros.), 12 A.Ls.s. or T.L.s., 1 signed printed poem by Markham and 1 printed pamphlet, "Those Who Write Them and Those Who Collect Them", Black Archer Press, 1936, v.s., v.d. (14).

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Lot 72: Sitwell (Dame Edith, poet and critic, 1887-1964)

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Description: Sitwell (Dame Edith, poet and critic, 1887-1964) Autograph Letter signed to Mr Williams, editor of The Critic, 2pp., 4to, Renishaw Hall, Renishaw, near Sheffield, 18th October 1947, quoting Leavis's celebrated aphorism that she belong[s] to the history of publicity rather than of poetry, mentioning Dylan Thomas, Day Lewis, Stephen Spender, John Lehmann and Geoffrey Grigson, while complaining about his treatment of her, and informing him that she has brought his conduct to the notice of the Society of Authors, small spindle hole in upper left-hand margin, fold.

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Lot 73: Philip (Prince, Duke of Edinburgh, b. 1921) 4

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Description: Philip (Prince, Duke of Edinburgh, b. 1921) 4 Autograph Letters signed to Frank Carr, Director of the National Maritime Museum, 8pp. & envelopes, 8vo, Buckingham Palace & Sandringham, Norfolk, 19th December 1952 - 11th July 1955, thanking him for a paperknife fashioned from the timber of the Cutty Sark and saying how pleased he is that it is now safely in dry dock etc., folds; and a quantity of other correspondence to Carr and others, including, a Christmas card, ?autopen "Philip" and 3 letters and a Christmas card from Lord Mountbatten of Burma, Christmas card from Queen Mary and an invitation to and Order of Service at her funeral etc., v.s., v.d. (qty).

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Lot 74: Walsingham.- Dickinson (John Compton, priest,

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Description: Walsingham.- Dickinson (John Compton, priest, academic and chaplain of Pembroke College, Cambridge, author of "The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham", 1956, fl. c. 1912-88) Walsingham, autograph manuscript notes, 93pp., reverse entries, 1p. partially torn away, original cloth-backed boards, [c. 1956]; and 8 others, including, a stamp album, notes on the Belgian Army, Uniform List of Wages for the Amalgamated Society of Journeyman Cloggers, 1919 etc., v.s., v.d. (9).

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Supermilers.- 30 Years of the Supermilers, 11

Lot 75: Supermilers.- 30 Years of the Supermilers, 11

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Description: Supermilers.- 30 Years of the Supermilers, 11 signatures, comprising: Sir Roger Bannister, John Landy, Derek Ibbotson, Herb Elliott, Peter Snell, Michel Jazy, Jim Ryun, Filbert bayi, John Walker, Steve Ovett, Sebastian Coe, poster with 11 signatures, on card, 330 x 230mm., 1984; and a copy of the videotape of the programme, v.s., v.d. (2). ***Provenance: "This collection of autographs was put together during the filming of a documentary for Channel 4 called 'Supermilers'. This programme was made in the 80's by a company called Worldmark Productions and was produced by Drummond Challis and directed by Tony Maylam." - David Wooster..

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Lot 76: Crick (Francis, scientist co-discoverer of the

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Description: Crick (Francis, scientist co-discoverer of the double helix structure of DNA and Nobel Prize winner, 1916-2004) Autograph Letter signed to Larry P. Bachmann, 2pp., sm. 4to, La Jolla, California, 26th April 1999, commenting on an enclosure about Larry's wife Bettina, mentioning his friend Bradley Smith, "had 6½ wives", his wife's cataract operation and the fact of his own 50 year old second marriage, and reporting that he does not go to the cinema preferring videotapes which results in him not being up to date, fold. ***Larry Bachmann (1911-2004), screenwriter, producer and head of MGM Europe; son of Paramount film executive and agent J.G. Bachmann..

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Natalibus (Petrus de) Catalogus sanctorum et

Lot 77: Natalibus (Petrus de) Catalogus sanctorum et

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Description: Natalibus (Petrus de) Catalogus sanctorum et gestorum eorum, first edition, double column, 331 ff. (of 332, lacking final blank), 57 lines and headline, Roman type, a1 in red and black, woodcut decorative initials, woodcut printer's device to foot of R8 verso, 17th century ink ownership inscription to a1 and front pastedown, occasional early ink marginalia, some water-staining and foxing, mostly marginal, but encroaching within text on sigs. d&e and a few other ff. (mostly light), c4 upper corner repaired, not affecting text, 16th century vellum over wooden boards, metals clasps, hole near head of spine, stained and marked, [BMC VII, 1047; Goff N-6; Hain 11676], folio, [Vicenza], [Henricus de Sancto Ursio], [12th December, 1493]. Provenance: Jo. Urbanus Schlapp, 1688; Tobias Petrus Orttner, 1671 (ink ownership inscriptions). ***The scarce first edition of this lives of the saints..

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Lot 78: Early Printed leaves & cuttings.- Collection,

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Description: Early Printed leaves & cuttings.- Collection, including: a leaf from Francesco Colonna's Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, ?1545; a leaf from Hartmann Schedel's Nuremberg Chronicle, 1497; and several other incunable ff., among them two with woodcuts, and partial ff. from a legal text retrieved from a binding; also a group of early printed title pages, printers' marks etc., and folio woodcut ff. in Dutch; two conjoint ff. with Crucifixion scene and musical notation, 16th cent; and a 19th cent. Italian printed commemorative text for a visit to North Italy by the Austro-Hungarian emperor, some browned, some edges chipped, v.s., v.d., (c. 150 pieces).

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Eusebius Ecclesiastica Historia...et Ecclesiastica

Lot 79: Eusebius Ecclesiastica Historia...et Ecclesiastica

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Description: Eusebius Ecclesiastica Historia...et Ecclesiastica Historia Gentis Anglorum Venerabilis Bedae, 2 parts in one, 160 ff., double column, 50 lines, Gothic type, title decorated in red, initials supplied in red, one in blue, small tears to title, 2 repaired, marginal holes to next 2 ff., small holes to margin of last 4 ff., heavy brown stain to 2nd & 5th ff., lighter stain to last few ff., little syaining & marking elsewhere, early, mostly obliterated, ownership note on title, early marginalia to Table, at head of Bede, and occasionally elsewhere, scoring, vellum strip with ownership inscription, and bookplate, on front paste-down, contemporary calf over wooden boards, covers decorated in blind, with roll-tooled border of flowers and birds, and central panel, brass corner and centre-pieces, and remains of clasps, vellum title-lable on front cover, rebacked, spine blind-stamped, gilt-lettered, small gilt arms at head, [BMC I 162; Goff E-129; Hain 6714], folio, Strassburg, [Georg Husner], 1500. Provenance: 'pertinet ad biblioth[ec]am hospitalis' (vellum strip on paste-down); Sir Charles Anderson, Lea Library, Lincolnshire (bookplate). ***Two major early works on ecclesiastical history..

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Martialis (Marcus Valerius) Epigrammata, woodcut

Lot 80: Martialis (Marcus Valerius) Epigrammata, woodcut

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Description: Martialis (Marcus Valerius) Epigrammata, woodcut printer's device to title and verso of colophon f., capital spaces with guide-letters, occasional light marginal foxing, a few very small marginal stains, attractive 17th century English speckled polished calf, gilt, small chip to head of spine, [Adams M694; EDIT 16 CNCE 37562], a very good copy of a scarce edition, 8vo, [Venice], [in aedibus Aldi et Andreae Soceri], 1517.

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Musaeus. Opuluscum de Herone & Leandro [graece],

Lot 81: Musaeus. Opuluscum de Herone & Leandro [graece],

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Description: Musaeus. Opuluscum de Herone & Leandro [graece], italic type, mostly Greek, woodcut printer's device to title and verso of final f., 2 three quarter-page woodcut illustrations depicting Leander crossing the Hellespont to spend the night with Hero and Hero casting herself from her tower when seeing her lover dead on the beach at dawn, capital spaces with guide-letters, contemporary Greek marginalia to head of a8, b8 lower corner with some fraying, occasional spotting, unusual patterned paste-paper endpapers, 18th century mottled sheep, richly gilt spine in compartments and with a red morocco label, small repair to head of spine, rubbed, [Adams M1991; Ahmanson-Murphy 159; Renouard 81:8; EDIT 16 CNCE 37563], 8vo, [Venice], [In Aedibus Aldi et Andreae Soceri], 1517. Provenance: T.Kimball Brooker (bookplate). ***A very good copy of the attractively printed first post-incunable edition of Musaeus..

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Cicero (Marcus Tullius) M.Tulii Ciceronis

Lot 82: Cicero (Marcus Tullius) M.Tulii Ciceronis

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Description: Cicero (Marcus Tullius) M.Tulii Ciceronis Familiares Epistolae, title in red and black and within an ornate floral and foliage woodcut border, woodcut illustrations and decorative initials, some early ink marginalia and inter-linear notes in red ink, extensive on certain ff., lacking 2K1 and final blank, some worming and staining, modern calf-backed marbled boards, [Adams C1943; EDIT 16 CNCE 12209], a scarce and attractive edition, folio, [Venice], [per Georgium de Rusconibus Mediolanensem], 1519.

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Bible, Hebrew.[Nevim Rishonim Ve'Achronim], vol 2,

Lot 83: Bible, Hebrew.[Nevim Rishonim Ve'Achronim], vol 2,

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Description: Bible, Hebrew.[Nevim Rishonim Ve'Achronim], vol 2, only (of 2), 2 parts in 1, blank f. 58 and 10 present, several woodcut book-titles, little staining and marking, early manuscript Latin identifications of book-titles in margin, occasional Hebrew marginalia, cancelled bookplate on front pastedown, blind stamp on last f., transcription and typed translation of colophon pasted in after text, nineteenth-century decorated vellum, edges gilt and gauffered, 4to, [Adams B1218, cf. D&M 5084], Venice, Daniel Bomberg, 1521. Provenance: Auburn Seminary Library bookplate. ***Third edition, and second 4to edition, of the Biblia Rabbinica. This vol.contains the Latter Prophets and Hagiographica..

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Menot (Michel) Sermones Quadragesimales...cum

Lot 84: Menot (Michel) Sermones Quadragesimales...cum

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Description: Menot (Michel) Sermones Quadragesimales...cum aliis tract, 2 parts, ? only, of 3, in 1, title in red and black, with device, criblé initials, little marking, early marginalia, note on free endpaper, bookplate, blind stamp on rear fly-leaf, later mottled calf, spine gilt, little rubbed, joint cracked, [Not in Adams], 8vo, [Paris], Jehan Petit, n.d. [c. 1525]. ***Scarce edition of sermons, &c. by a popular Franciscan preacher, 'remarkable for their vigour, and the range of anecdotes and fables they contain as exempla' (Oxford Companion to French Literature). The contents of this edition seem to vary; the one in the Bibliothèque Nationale. Also contains an Epistolarum ...expositio..

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Claudianus (Claudius) Opera, first and only Aldine

Lot 85: Claudianus (Claudius) Opera, first and only Aldine

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Description: Claudianus (Claudius) Opera, first and only Aldine edition, woodcut anchor device to title and verso of final f., capital spaces with guide-letters, internally crisp and clean, attractive 18th century red panelled morocco, richly gilt, spine in compartments with crown and floral tools and a black morocco label, covers with wide gilt panels of filets and floral and foliage corner-pieces, spine slightly faded and with a small chip at head, 2 small shelf labels at spine ends, g.e., [Adams C2073; Ahmanson-Murphy 218; Renouard 96:1; EDIT 16 CNCE 12668], The Macclesfield copy with North Library bookplate to front pastedown and unobtrusive blind-stamp to first couple of ff., 8vo, [Venice], [in aedibus Aldi et Andreae Asulani Soceri], [1523]. ***The sumptuous Macclesfield copy of works by Claudian, court poet to the Emperor Honorius..

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Lot 86: Postillae.- Postille Maiores Totius Anni, title in

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Description: Postillae.- Postille Maiores Totius Anni, title in red and black in woodcut border, large woodcut of the Crucifixion facing beginning of text, smaller woodcut and initials throughout, device at end, some worming, mostly marginal, but also a little affecting text, fore-edge margins of Bb3&4 defective, first and last few ff. stained & margins frayed, marking elsewhere, early name at head of title, blind stamp on rear free endpaper, contemporary calf over wooden boards, covers decorated in blind, with central panel and rolls including letters, fleurs-de-lis, shield, &c., worn and repaired, clasps missing, new endpapers, [Adams P2043], 4to, Lyons, Gilbert de Villiers, 1525.

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Martial de Paris, dit d'Auvergne. S'ensuyve[n]t

Lot 87: Martial de Paris, dit d'Auvergne. S'ensuyve[n]t

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Description: Martial de Paris, dit d'Auvergne. S'ensuyve[n]t les cinquante [et] ung arrestz do[n]nes au gra[n]t co[n]seil d amours a l encontre de plusieurs parties, title with 2 large woodcut vignettes, woodcut decorated initials, lacking C3, title torn at upper corner with loss of text, water-stained, a few small marginal repairs, 20th century speckled boards, [not in Adams], small 4to, Lyon, Olivier Arnoulet, 1527. ***A rare edition in any condition of this satire on courtly love. Les arrêts d'amour is the best-known of all this lawyer-poet's works. It takes the form of 51 cases heard before a 'Cour d'amour'..

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Xenophon. Della Vita di Cyro, Re de Persi, italic

Lot 88: Xenophon. Della Vita di Cyro, Re de Persi, italic

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Description: Xenophon. Della Vita di Cyro, Re de Persi, italic type, capital spaces with guide-letters, title lightly soiled and nicked, a little water-staining to preliminaries and lower margin towards end, occasional spotting, late 18th / early 19th century red straight-grain morocco, richly gilt spine in compartments with black morocco gilt labels, spine faded, lower edge of upper cover scuffed, inner gilt dentelles, [Adams X35; EDIT 16 CNCE 48346], 8vo, [Toscalano], [1527]. ***This charming little edition is scarce at auction. We can trace only two other copies (including the Walton copy sold in these rooms 14th May, 2009)..

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Breviary.- Breviarium secundam...Ecclesie

Lot 89: Breviary.- Breviarium secundam...Ecclesie

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Description: Breviary.- Breviarium secundam...Ecclesie Parisiensis Consuetudinem, devices on title and at end, printed in red and black, double column, occasional notes, note with music on rear fly-leaf, modern vellum, edges gilt and gauffered, 8vo, Paris, vidua Thielmani Kerver, 1544 (1545 at end).

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Melanchthon (Philipp) Loci Præcipui Theologici,

Lot 90: Melanchthon (Philipp) Loci Præcipui Theologici,

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Description: Melanchthon (Philipp) Loci Præcipui Theologici, title with woodcut portrait of the author, woodcut initials, lightly browned, some water-staining at head, blind-stamped armorial vellum dated 1606, split at head of spine, upper corner of lower cover extensively worn, others a little worn, soiled, [Adams M1180], Wittenberg, typis M. Simonis Gronenbergii, 1545; and 2 others, 16th century German imprints, including a defective copy of Ebero's Brevis Historia Populi Iudaici in an attractive contemporary blind-stamped vellum binding, v.s (3)

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Aretino (Leonardo) La guerra de Ghoti. fatta in

Lot 91: Aretino (Leonardo) La guerra de Ghoti. fatta in

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Description: Aretino (Leonardo) La guerra de Ghoti. fatta in vulgare da M. Lodovico Petroni cavalier senese, title with woodcut printer's device, woodcut initials, little closely trimmed at head, modern calf-backed marbled boards, [Not in Adams], Venice, Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari, 1548 § Rao (Cesare) Invettive Orationi et Discorsi, title with large woodcut printer's device, woodcut initials, some water-staining, mostly marginal, contemporary limp vellum [Not in Adams], Venice, Damiano Zenaro, 1592; and another, Porcacchi, 1576, v.s. (3)

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Aristotle. Technes rhetorikes bibla tria

Lot 92: Aristotle. Technes rhetorikes bibla tria

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Description: Aristotle. Technes rhetorikes bibla tria [graece]...de Arte Dicendi libri tres. Greek text, final blank f. present, penultimate f., part of a list of authors cited, severely cut down, but apparently textually complete, name obliterated from title, some early notes and scorring, title markedcontemporary calf, decorated in blind, covers with central ornament and initials R B, ruled border, worn, spine damaged, large fragments of a f. from a medieval manuscript and others from early printed books used in binding and as fly-leaves, [Adams A-1943], Paris, apud Vascosanum, 1549 ; Problematum Aristotelis Sectiones...Problematum Alexandri Aphrodisiei libri duo, Theoforo Gaza interprete, device on title, lacks N1 & 8, the last ? blank, early notes on title, some in red, title soiled and with stamp, little marked, nineteenth-century boards, worn, Lyons, Paulus Mirallietus, 1551, 8vo (2) ***The first work is without the Latin translation by Hermolaus Barbarus called for on the title, but collates as Adams..

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Manutius (Paulus) In epistolas Ciceronis ad

Lot 93: Manutius (Paulus) In epistolas Ciceronis ad

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Description: Manutius (Paulus) In epistolas Ciceronis ad Atticum...commentarius, title with woodcut printer's device, capital spaces with guide-letters, some marginal water-staining at start, ocasional spotting, contemporary limp vellum, lacking ties, upper hinge broken, but holding firm, some spotting, [Adams M459; Ahmanson-Murphy 446; Renouard 157:11], 8vo, Venice, [apud Paulum Manutium, Aldi Filium], 1553. ***A good copy of the revised and expanded edition of Manutius' celebrated commentary on the 16 books of Cicero's letters to his closest friend T. Pomponius Atticus and the starting point of all modern editions of the text..

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Bible, Latin. Liber Psalmorum Davidis, 2 parts in

Lot 94: Bible, Latin. Liber Psalmorum Davidis, 2 parts in

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Description: Bible, Latin. Liber Psalmorum Davidis, 2 parts in 1, titles with woodcut printer's devices, first title lightly browned, occasional staining, 18th century calf, gilt, spine in compartments with brown label, upper joint starting, but holding firm, spine faded, rubbed, [Adams B1425; Renouard 66:4], the Macclesfield copy with North Library bookplate, unobtrusive blind-stamp to first few ff. and 2 small shelf labels, 8vo, Paris, Robert Estienne, 1546. ***A scarce edition of the Psalms..

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Macrobius (Ambrosius Theodosius) In Somnium

Lot 95: Macrobius (Ambrosius Theodosius) In Somnium

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Description: Macrobius (Ambrosius Theodosius) In Somnium Scipionis Lib. II. Saturnaliorum, Lib.VII, woodcut printer's device to title, woodcut half-page world map, astronomical diagrams and initials, a few ff. with small area of water-staining in lower margin, a few spots, attractive 18th century mottled calf, richly gilt spine in compartments and with red morocco label, small paper label within 1 compartment, [Adams M68], 8vo, Lyon, Sebastian Gryphius, 1556. ***The world map is important in that it shows a symmetry, in land and climate, between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Europe, Africa and Asia are shown in the upper hemisphere, with a vast southern continent (Antipodum Nobis Incognita) in the lower hemisphere. They are separated by an intervening great ocean (Alveus Oceani). His view of a large southern land mass was an early and important part of the long tradition of unknown south lands that influenced Pacific exploration and charting..

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Plato. Opera Omnia, text mostly in Greek, title in

Lot 96: Plato. Opera Omnia, text mostly in Greek, title in

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Description: Plato. Opera Omnia, text mostly in Greek, title in Greek and Latin and with woodcut printer's device, woodcut historiated intials, 2 ink stamps to title, occasional small area of water-staining at head, [Adams P1438], Basel, apud henrichum Petri, 1556 bound with Athenaeus. Dipnosophistarum Lib. XV, second Greek edition, woodcut printer's device to title and larger variant to verso of final f., woodcut historiated intials, [Adams A2097], Basel, apud Ioannem Valderum, 1535, worm hole (sometimes a few) to lower margins, contemporary vellum-backed blind-tooled calf over boards, lower cover worn, lacking ties, rubbed and scuffed, folio ***Two fine examples of Greek printing. The second work is a collection of dinner conversations, in which we learn a great deal about the food and drink of the Ancients..

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Beards.- Valeriano (Giovanni Pierio) Pro

Lot 97: Beards.- Valeriano (Giovanni Pierio) Pro

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Description: Beards.- Valeriano (Giovanni Pierio) Pro Scaredotum Barbis, title with woodcut printer's device, woodcut initial, lightly browned, occasional spotting, 18th century calf, later gilt to spine, this rather worn away, rubbed, [Not in Adams], 8vo, Paris, Andreas Wechel, 1558. ***A scarce witty defence of the growing of beards by ecclesiastical dignitaries..

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Comines (Philippe de, Seigneur d'Argenton) Les

Lot 98: Comines (Philippe de, Seigneur d'Argenton) Les

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Description: Comines (Philippe de, Seigneur d'Argenton) Les Memoires, translated by Denis Sauvage de Fontenailles en Brie, title with woodcut printer's device, attractive woodcut criblé decorated initials, lacking Y6 (supplied in handsome later ms.), some water-staining, heavier to preliminaries, occasional spotting, 17th century calf, rebacked, presrving original richly gilt backstrip with slight loss at head, corners repaired, [Not in Adams], folio, Lyon, Ian de Tournes, 1559. ***Provenance: Charles Whibley (1859-1930) literary journalist and author; Paul Howard Beves (bookplates)..

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Raviglio Rosso (Giulio) I successi d'Inghilterra

Lot 99: Raviglio Rosso (Giulio) I successi d'Inghilterra

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Description: Raviglio Rosso (Giulio) I successi d'Inghilterra dopo la morte di Odovardo sesto, title with woodcut printer's device, woodcut historiated initials, lacking final blank ?and a colophon f., repairs to title and lower margins of first few ff., occasional spotting or light foxing, some finger-marking, 19th century calf-backed marbled boards, gilt spine in compartments, rubbed, [Adams R818; EDIT 16 CNCE 47563], Ferrara, Francesco di Rossi da Valenza, 1560 § Boccaccio (Giovanni) Ameto Over Comedia delle Nimphe Fiorentine, title within an attractive woodcut border, verso of final f. with woodcut printer's device, with final blank, occasional staining (mostly marginal), some, mostly marginal, foxing, contemporary vellum, [Adams B2126; EDIT 16 CNCE 6260], [Venice], [Nicolo Zopino], 1524, 8vo (2)

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