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Auction Description for Dominic Winter: Printed Books & Maps, Historical Documents & Autographs, Sports Books & Memo
Auction Description:
Printed Books & Maps, Historical Documents & Autographs, Sports Books & Memo
Viewing Notes:
2nd October 9am to 7pm. Morning of sale from 7am.
Sale Notes:
www.invaluable.com/dominicwinter

Printed Books & Maps, Historical Documents & Autographs, Sports Books & Memo

by Dominic Winter Auctions


813 lots

October 3, 2007

Mallard House

Broadway Lane, South Cerney

Near Cirencester, 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: Adams (John). The Young Lady's and Gentleman's

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Description: Adams (John). The Young Lady's and Gentleman's Atlas, for Assisting them in the Knowledge of Geography, 1815, twenty-four (of 25) hand-coloured engraved maps (lacking half of France map), scattered light spotting, a few maps torn along folds, contemporary calf-backed boards, 8vo (1)

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Lot 2: * Afghan Boundary Commission. A collection of

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Description: * Afghan Boundary Commission. A collection of ninety-six photographic reproductions of watercolour sketches and wash drawings made by Sir Edward Law Durand, 1st Baronet (1845-1920) while attached to the Afghan Boundary Commission between 1884 and 1886, with a nine-page manuscript list of the drawings, probably made by Durand himself, identifying and detailing the views which include landscapes, encampments, architectural studies, militia, tribal people and animals, etc. (some sketches were reproduced in the Illustrated London News of the day), sizes vary from 28 x 21 cm to 45 x 32 cm, mostly initialled and dated within the plate, and many have 'Photographed by the Survey of India Department' in small print to lower margin, all contained in period portfolio The majority of the original drawings are held in the India Office Library and are listed in British Drawings in the India Office Library, by Mildred Archer (vol. 1 pp. 170-82, HMSO, London, 1969) as well as two sets of the photographic reproductions. No other sets have been located. (1)

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Lot 3: [Alexander, William]. The Costume of the Russian

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Description: [Alexander, William]. The Costume of the Russian Empire, printed for William Miller, 1803, seventy-three fine hand-col. stipple-engs. (complete), text in English and French, a.e.g., disbound (without covers), folio Abbey, Travel, 244. (1)

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Lot 4: Alpine Journal. Illustrated manuscript journal in

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Description: Alpine Journal. Illustrated manuscript journal in French of a trip from Geneva to Chamonix, July 1854, eighteen leaves incl. title with pen-and-ink illusts. and neat italic script to rectos only, a total of thirty-three skilful pen-and-ink vign. illusts. with captions, mostly two to each left margin, the route of the travelling group beginning in Geneva and continuing to La Flegere, Les Bossons, Le Montanvert, Chamonix, Martigny and Geneva, eight related tinted litho. views mounted to versos (sl. offset to text), presentation inscription to Theodore Auverne from his cousins Paul and Marce [all travellers on this trip?] to front free endpaper, hinges broken and crudely repaired with several leaves detached, contemp. linen-backed cloth, somewhat soiled and worn, oblong 8vo The humorous illustrations depict amusing scenes from their trip including hotel scenes, sleeping scenes, climbing and various characters. (1)

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Lot 5: [America]. Journal d'un Voyage sur les Costes

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Description: [America]. Journal d'un Voyage sur les Costes d'Afrique et aux Indes d'Espagne. Avec une Description particuliere de la Riviere de la Plata, de Buenosayres, & autres Lieux; Commence en 1702 & fini en 1706, [2nd ed.], Amsterdam, 1730, contemp. speckled calf, gilt dec. spine, sl. rubbed, 12mo Sabin 36685. (1)

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