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Books, Maps/Atlases, Manuscripts, Photographs

by Lyon & Turnbull

Platinum House

480 lots | 92 with images

July 12, 2005

33 Broughton Place

Edinburgh, EH1 3RR United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)131 557 8844

Fax: +44 (0)131 557 8668

Email: info@lyonandturnbull.com

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Lot 1: [ Books ] The Codex Stosch GIOVANNI BATTISTA DA SANGALLO (1496-1548) twenty three folios of early 16th century drawings of ancient Roman arches and temples from Rome and Cori, bound together in the mid eighteenth century; together with an 18th

Description: [ Books ] The Codex Stosch GIOVANNI BATTISTA DA SANGALLO (1496-1548) twenty three folios of early 16th century drawings of ancient Roman arches and temples from Rome and Cori, bound together in the mid eighteenth century; together with an 18th century copy of a section of the Calcagnini letter of 1519/20 Estimate on request A separate catalogue containing full details of the Codex Stosch is available on request. Contact: Sebastian Pryke on 0131-557 8844 Summary The Codex Stosch was probably bound together shortly after the death of their first known owner, Philipp von Stosch, in 1757. Winckelmann referred to these drawings in print in 1762, believing them to be Raphael's lost reconstruction of ancient Rome proposed in his famous letter to Pope Leo X. This letter dates from between 1515 and 1519, and the project was underway before his death in 1520. In fact all are by Giovanni Battista da Sangallo, strongly resembling the drawings he made to illustrate a first edition of Vitruvius, now in the Biblioteca Corsiniana, in Rome. These are usually dated to the 1520s and later, but the present drawings may be a few years earlier. Nearly all the drawings find parallels among those of Antonio da Sangallo the Younger (1484-1546), Giovanni's brother, who was appointed Raphael's chief assistant for the building of St Peter's in 1516. Even if the drawings in the Codex Stosch cannot directly be connected with Raphael's reconstruction, they give us a very strong impression of what it would have looked like. Binding Vellum folded over boards, 283 x 213mm. No papers covering boards inside. The spine linings include fragments of a book title page including enough words to identify it as Inclytae nationii Florentinae familiae Suprema Romani Pontificatus: ac Sacra Cardinalatus Dignitatae illustratae by Luigi Ignazio Orsolini, published in Florence in 1706. The endpapers, about 278 x 205 mm, (two at the beginning and two at the end) carry a watermark with a six- pointed star in a circle with central circle containing letter L, surmounted by cross, and pendant F. It is very similar to Heawood 3874 which has a central letter C, found on cover sheet of documents on sale of mill in Subiaco dated 1761-3. Provenance: Philipp von Stosch; His nephew Wilhelm Muzell von Stosch; Presumably acquired by Dr. Anthony Askew; His daughter, Anne Askew, wife of George Askew of Pallinsburn, Northumberland; By descent at Pallinsburn House; Sold with the Library at Pallinsburn, 1910, to Charles Mitchell; Thence by descent Property of The Graham Hunter Foundation, Restenneth Library, Forfar, Angus George Graham Guthrie Hunter 1889-1972 Graham Hunter was the second son and seventh of eleven children of William George Hunter 11th Laird of Burnside, Forfarshire, Scotland. Graham had an enduring interest in Scotland and kept a collection of family papers. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, he emigrated to Canada and subsequently moved to the United States where he prospered in textiles and carpet manufacturing businesses. In 1946 he established The Graham Hunter Foundation Inc. in New York in "memory of my son, David Douglas Hunter and all others from the United States, Great Britain and its colonies who gave their lives in World War II with the hope we may live in peace". The aim of the foundation was to perpetuate an interest in Scotland and all things Scottish and encourage 'hands across the seas' between the United States and Scotland. Over the years he collected a library of Scottish History, and an extensive display of arms, armour and artefacts which were housed in his New York City brownstone townhouse. In the 1970s he built Restenneth Library near Forfar to house his books and collections. The library overlooks the ancient monument of Restenneth Priory on land which had once been part of the Burnside estate. During his lifetime he published a genealogy of the Hunters of Burnside and Dod, and other books on Scottish history. The archive of family papers and local history has been digitised for all under a recent lottery funded project, 'Unlock the Boxes'. Two of the most important custodians of Angus Heritage have entered into partnership to house the counties archives. Angus Council has agreed to move its archive collection to the Library as part of a partnership with The Graham Hunter Foundation on a long term lease, with the Angus Archives being relocated there. Jeudi Hunter, February, 20052

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Lot 2: [ Books ] Anderson, James Collections relating to the history of Mary, Queen of Scotland. Edinburgh: J. Mosman, 1727-28, first edition 4 volumes, 4to, some pencil annotations, green half roan, slightly spotted, worn; Cust, L. Notes on the Authentic

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Description: [ Books ] Anderson, James Collections relating to the history of Mary, Queen of Scotland. Edinburgh: J. Mosman, 1727-28, first edition 4 volumes, 4to, some pencil annotations, green half roan, slightly spotted, worn; Cust, L. Notes on the Authentic Portraits of Mary Queen of Scots. London, 1903, 4to, plates, original cloth gilt, t.e.g. Arbuthnot, P.S.-M. Queen Mary's Book. London, 1907, plates, original cloth gilt, t.e.g.; The Maitland Club The Life and Death of King James the First of Scotland. Edinburgh, 1837, 4to, cloth-backed boards; [Lockhart, G.] Memoirs concerning the Affairs of Scotland. London, 1714, 8vo, contemporary calf, lacking (blank) A1, once rebacked, rubbed, upper cover detached; Robertson, W. The History of Scotland during the Reigns of Queen Mary and of King James VI. Edinburgh, 1791, 2 volumes, 8vo, engraved frontispiece portraits, contemporary calf; An Historical and Critical Enquiry into the evidence produced by the Earls of Murray and Morton, against Mary Queen of Scots. Edinburgh, 1760, 8vo, contemporary half sheep, slight wear to head and tail of spine, some spotting; Bannatyne, R. Journal of the Transactions in Scotland during the contest between the Adherents of Queen Mary, and those of her Son. Edinburgh, 1806, 8vo, engraved frontispiece, contemporary calf, upper cover detached; and c.10 others relating to Mary Queen of Scots and King James VI

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Lot 3: [ Books ] Anderson, William The Scottish Nation. Edinburgh: A. Fullerton, 1875, 3 volumes, 4to, engraved plates, contemporary half calf, spines gilt

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Description: [ Books ] Anderson, William The Scottish Nation. Edinburgh: A. Fullerton, 1875, 3 volumes, 4to, engraved plates, contemporary half calf, spines gilt

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Lot 4: [ Books ] Billings, Robert William The Baronial and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of Scotland, 4 volumes, 4to, wood-engraved titles and 240 engraved plates, contemporary citron morocco gilt, g.e., spines slightly darkened [1848-1852]

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Description: [ Books ] Billings, Robert William The Baronial and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of Scotland, 4 volumes, 4to, wood-engraved titles and 240 engraved plates, contemporary citron morocco gilt, g.e., spines slightly darkened [1848-1852]

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Lot 5: [ Books ] Buchanan, George The History of Scotland, translated by James Aikman. Edinburgh: T. Ireland, 1827, 6 volumes, 8vo, 4 plates and 2 folding maps, contemporary calf, upper joint of volume 1 weak and wear to foot of spine; another edition.

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Description: [ Books ] Buchanan, George The History of Scotland, translated by James Aikman. Edinburgh: T. Ireland, 1827, 6 volumes, 8vo, 4 plates and 2 folding maps, contemporary calf, upper joint of volume 1 weak and wear to foot of spine; another edition. Glasgow: Blackie, 1827, 4 volumes, 8vo, engraved plates, contemporary half calf, slightly spotted (10)

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