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Lot 500UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT: 'Fragments from the Fens or Chronicles of a Country Curate... collected by his cousin': a seemingly unpublished poem, 22pp with 14 pen and ink vignette illustrations, title page in gold and colours, contemporary green paper covered boards with gilt foliate decoration, lettered central to upper, square 8vo, circa 1860. The poem relates to Revd William O'Farrel Hughes (1838-1911), curate and later vicar in Cambridgeshire. (1).
Lot 502SHACKLETON'S ANTARCTIC EXPEDITIONS: HUSSEY (Leonard Duncan Albert, OBE, 1894-1965): small format autograph album early 20thc, the second page inscribed in black ink 'L Hussey, Sir Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic Expeditions 'Endurance' 1914-1916..'Quest' 1921-22...with all good wishes to Terry': with 3 cricket related autographs also contained. (1).
Lot 503FOOTBALL BETWEEN THE WARS: AUTOGRAPH ALBUM: a good album of inter-war period British football team autographs, interspersed with relevant newspaper cuttings and images: contents include full team autographs for the cup winning Arsenal side 1929-30: Everton FC 33-4: Newcastle, Portsmouth, Sheffield United, Tottenham Hotspur, Motherwell FC and others, approx 21pp fully or partly filled with signatures (some tipped-in), including early specimen of Stanley Matthews, small oblong format album of period, covers worn but contents generally sound. (1).
Lot 504ILLUSTRATED BOOKS: 'Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam...reproduced from a manuscript written and illuminated by F Sangorski & G Sutcliffe', London, Siegle, Hill & Co, n.d (circa 1910): illustrations by A C Benson: illuminated initial letters and elaborate borders, decorative printed endpapers, publishers cream cloth, ornately gilt with peacock and foliate design, teg, 4to: with 15 others, illustrated books. (16).
Hammer: £ 60
Lot 505KINGSLEY (Charles, the Rev.): 'The Water-Babies: a Fairy Tale for a Land Baby..', London & Cambridge, Macmillan & Co, 1863: FIRST EDITION, second issue: publishers green cloth gilt, frayed to extremities with lean toward upper board, contemporary ink gift inscription to front flyleaf, lower endpaper joint split, teg, 8vo. (1).
Hammer: £ 55
Lot 509WEDDING OF PRINCE CHARLES AND LADY DIANA: VICKERS (Hugo) 'Debrett's Book of the Royal Wedding': Nottingham Court Press, 1981: this edition specially bound on the occasion of the Royal Wedding, number 4 of 100 numbered copies, signed by the author, full blue crushed morocco gilt with inset medallion to upper board, teg with colour printed design to fore-edge, blue silk endpapers and gilt inner dentelles, small folio. (1).
Lot 510DRAWING MANUAL: PIAZZETTA (Giovanni Battista, 1682-1754): 'Studi di pittura gia dissegnati da...Piazzetta ed con ora l'intalgio di Marco Pitteri...': Venice, Giovanni Battista Albrizzi, 1760: FIRST EDITION. Title page printed in red and black with engraved vignette, decorative head and tail-pieces, 38 plates only (of 48), by Bartolozzi and Pitteri, final 4 cropped and remounted with some repair, scattered foxing and handling marks, 19th century half calf gilt, rubbed and scuffed, oblong folio. For sale with all faults and not subject to return. (1).
Lot 513WADDELL (L Austine): 'Lhasa and its Mysteries..a record of the expedition of 1903-1904', New York, E P Dutton, 1905: FIRST EDITION, maps and plans throughout, some colour, folding tinted map at end, recent red leather, gilt ruled and lettered, teg: SAVAGE-LANDOR (A Henry): 'Across Coveted Lands or a Journey from Flushing (Holland) to Calcutta, Overland..', London, Macmillan, 1902: 2 vols, publishers red cloth gilt, VG with minor wear: with one other, travel. (4).
Hammer: £ 85
Lot 514FORESTER (Thomas): 'Rambles in the Islands of Corsica and Sardinia...', London, Longman, Brown et al, 1858: FIRST EDITION. With map & 8 litho plates (one folding): publishers salmon cloth gilt, rubbed and dampmarked, free endpapers and flyleaves removed, endpaper joints strained, large 8vo: with 3 others, travel, including Francis Rennell Rodd's 'People of the Vale', 1926. (4).
Hammer: £ 30
Lot 515MOUNTAINEERING: FITZGERALD (E A): 'The Highest Andes...a Record of the First Ascent of Aconcagua and Tupungato in Argentina...', London, Methuen, 1899: FIRST EDITION. publishers red cloth gilt, spine neatly recased, a little sunned and rubbed, 8vo: SMYTHE (Frank) 'The Mountain Vision', London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1941: publishers blue cloth with dustjacket, VG: with 5 others, mountaineering of similar period, generally in very good condition. (7).
Hammer: £ 80
Lot 516GHOST STORY: JAMES (Elizabeth Maria): 'The History of Jenny Spinner, the Ghost of Knebworth House, written by herself...', London, printed for the author, 1800 (but reprint c1857): inscribed from author to head of title 'June 16th 1857 - from E M J to her invisible friend..': publishers blind stamped blue cloth gilt, a little rubbed and bumped, block split from case at front and rear. Uncommon. (1).
Lot 517MANUSCRIPT COOKERY RECEIPT BOOK: compiled by one Mrs Farrer of Henley on Thames, circa 1840s, approx 144pp filled in a legible hand, for recipes including Spanish Puffs: Lobster Cutlets: Little Pudding: Pomade Divine, and much besides, some spotting and a few leaves detached/creased, worn half leather binding of period, square 8vo. (1).
Hammer: £ 80
Lot 518PERSIA: DIEULAFOY (Mme. Jane): 'Le Perse la Chaldee et la Susiane..', Paris, Hachette, 1887: num. wood-eng illustrations, contemporary brown half morocco gilt, lightly rubbed else VG. Folio: together with REGNAUD (Paul) 'Le Rig-Veda..', Paris, 1900: recent half calf gilt, sm.folio. (2).
Hammer: £ 65
Lot 519KEATE (George): 'An Account of the Pelew Islands, Situated in the Western Part of the Pacific Ocean. Composed from the journals and communications of Captain Henry Wilson and some of his officers, who, in August 1783, were there shipwrecked, in the Antelope, a Packet belonging to the Honourable East India Company..', London, printed for Captain Wilson, 1788. Second Edition. Engraved portrait frontispiece and 16 maps, views and plates, sporadic waterstain to lower quarters, some scattered foxing and offsetting, contemporary tree calf gilt with green morocco label, some wear and scuffing, 4to. (1).
Lot 521GEORGIAN PATTERN BOOK: pattern book of one Dora Wentworth, so inscribed to front free endpaper: paper watermarked 1829, with c.160 pen and ink pattern drawings plus a few pieces loosely inserted: chiefly patterns for embroidery or whitework, some with notes relating to colours or threads to be utilized: contained in commonplace book of period, green half morocco over marbled boards, a little rubbed, square 8vo.
Dorothy (Dora) Harriet Wentworth (d.1889), daughter of Godfrey and Amelia Wentworth of Wooley Hall, near Wakefield: married Samuel Hancock (knighted 1841) in 1831 and lived at Brilwete House, Oxfordshire. (1)
Lot 526LYSONS (Daniel & Samuel): 'Magna Britannia; being a concise topographical account of the several counties of Great Britain..': first volume only, containing Bedfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire: numerous engraved plates and maps, some with original hand colour, contemporary full polished calf gilt with marbled sides, lower hinge partially cracked but a handsome copy, folio. (1).
Hammer: £ 70
Lot 527LYSONS FAMILY: AUCTION CATALOGUES: bound volume containing six printed auctions catalogues, 1887-1932, each pertaining to or including the sale of items from members of the Lysons family, some lots marked up in pencil, initial item with pencil ownership of Mrs Lysons of 18 Brunswick Gardens, London, old plain paper-backed boards, 8vo. (1).
Hammer: £ 85
Lot 529DRIED FLOWER ALBUM: album of dried flower arrangements collected from around Europe 1866. 52pp of dried flower arrangements, each neatly annotated with site of collection and occasional historical or geographical note, together with date of its sourcing: full contemporary vellum, ornately gilt with leather onlays, initialled gilt 'LCT' central to upper board, oblong folio.
The thus unidentified LCT collected these specimens between March and November 1866 on a tour of Europe, taking in Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany, Scandinavia and back again. (1)
Lot 531PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM: good late 19thc album pertaining to Colonel H Wright: numerous albumen and silver print photographs, various sizes, locations including Palestine, Middle East, India and Boer War, most annotated with locations and dates identified in blue ink, with approx 74pp filled, one or two images excised: includes photo of the playwright Eugene O'Neill posed in front of a cottage, the image captioned 'O'Neil. Spy', burgundy half morocco gilt album of period, folio. Eugene O'Neill came to be regarded as a spy. During the Transvaal War of Independence of 1880-81 the cottage home of Eugene O'Neill, which lay in no man's land between the British and Burgher forces, became a makeshift hospital for British after their defeat at Majuba and there are graves on the site. The peace treaty ending the war was negotiated here and over a period of some 21 days in March 1881 it had seated in its parlour Paul Kruger, President Brand, Marthinus Pretorius, Commandant Joubert, Gen. Sir Evelyn Wood, Colonel Buller, Captain Roberts, as well as several others. (1).
Lot 532SCOTTISH SCENERY: BYRNE (W, engraver): 'Scottish Scenery. Twenty Views, Engraved by W Byrne, F.S.A...from pictures by G Walker F.A.S.E...with Brief Descriptions', London, printed for T Cadell and W Davies, 1807: 20 copper engraved views, each with accompanying letterpress description, original printed wrappers bound in, recent red half morocco gilt over marbled boards, oblong folio. (1).
Hammer: £ 50
Lot 533CUSTOMS, TRADE & SHIPPING: a bound collection of printed orders, handwritten letters, circulars and broadsides, sent from Custom House London to Hartlepool, 1862-63, c.120 items bound together including an order 'To cause all vessels sailing from your port for the West Coast of Africa...to be particularly watched with the view to frustrate attempts to equip vessels for the slave trade in British ports..': 'rules respecting the use of British Ports and Harbours by vessels of war and privateers belonging to the United States, and the so-called confederate states during the present war' etc: contemporary half calf, worn with both boards detached, small folio. (1).
Lot 534PHOTOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATIONS: MURRAY (Andrew): 'The Book of the Royal Horticultural Society. 1862-1863', London, Bradbury & Evans, 1863. (xiv), 225pp: 10 (of 12) mounted albumen photographs by C Thurston Thompson with printed captions, average size 12.5 x 18.5cm, wood engraving title page printed in three colours, two chromo plates with facsimile signature of Victoria and Albert, text with decorative borders in various colours, folding col. litho view of gardens from the International Exhibition, waterstains and damp soiling at points throughout, contemporary red morocco gilt, aeg, rubbed and marked. A rare and interesting work, as the buildings shown no longer stand. FRIEDMAN, Colour Printing in England No.115: SCHULZE: Victorian Book Illustrations with photographs, No.200. (1).
Hammer: £ 50
Lot 535HORSE RACING: 'The Celebrated Trotting Horse 'Trustee' as he appeared in his 20th mile in His Great Match against Time of Travelling 20 Miles in 1 Hour over the Union Course L.I. Oct 20th 1848. He was driven in an admirable manner by Cornelius S Bartine, as the subjoined summary of time will show...' (New York? 1848): printed in red and black on fine linen cloth, 69 x 84.5cm, some light fraying but generally in sound condition. Apart from description of the horse and details of the times, the whole is surrounded by portraits of the first 8 presidents of the United States, ending with Martin Van Buren whose term ended in 1841. (1).
Lot 536ASIA, FOLDING MAP: 'Stanford's Library Map of Asia..Constructed by A. Keith Johnston, FRSE..': London, Edward Stanford, pub. July 31st 1862. Large folding map, hand coloured in outline, dissected into 48 sections and laid onto linen, approx 158 x 173.5cm, some light toning and offsetting, else VG, lacking one board. (1).
Lot 538HERALDRY: SCRAP ALBUM: 19thc large 4to scrap album, brown full morocco, upper board gilt lettered 'Arms, Crests & Monograms done by Colonel Alexander Houstoun, 9th Oct. 1874': contents exhaustively filled with heraldic and emblematic scraps, 19th & 20th century, all pasted to album leaves, some leaves loose with fraying to edges. (1).
Hammer: £ 55
Lot 539VELLUM BINDINGS: GONET (Jean-Baptiste): 'Clypeus Theologiae Thomisticae...': Koln, Joannis Friessem, 1671: Vols 1-5, Latin text in double column, title pages printed in red and black, some old institutional marks and labels, contemporary vellum with four raised bands, folio. (5).
Lot 540HONG KONG IMPRINT: 'Account of the Wreck of The SS Bokhara, on Sand Island, Pescadores, in the China Sea, on 10th October, 1892..', Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Daily Press Office, 1892: 32pp, original printed wrappers, initial few leaves a little frayed round fore edge, some corner creasing and dustmarking, short closed tear to one leaf at pp5/6, scattered spots and stains to covers but a good copy. A rare and fragile publication, of which we have been unable to trace any previous appearance at auction. (1).
Lot 541UNRECORDED: RELIEF OF THE POOR IN JACOBEAN LONDON: 'Great Cryes, turned into Great Joyes; with Bountifull Helpes, and Good Hopes, to increase the same, that is; the Cryes of the Poore in the Cittie of London, and elsewhere, turned into Great Joyes..', London, printed by John Dawson for John Bellamie, and are to be sold at his shop at the Three Golden Lyons in Cornehill, neere The Royall Exchange, 1624: 80pp, rubricated borders, stab-sewn, some waterstaining round lower edges, initial leaf a bit chipped and creased, a few wormholes and tracks to initial quires but without any loss of sense, external pages dustsoiled but a good crisp copy overall, small 8vo. A rare late Jacobean tract on the relief of the London poor: we have been unable to trace any copy of this book in auction or library databases. (1).
Lot 542BUFFON (Georges-Louis, Comte de (1757-1840): 'Oeuvres Completes...', Brussels, Chez Th. Lejeune, 1828-33. 20 volumes, contemporary continental half calf gilt over marbled boards, twin lettering pieces: with half titles, 2 lithographed portraits, 2 double page maps, one double page table and 735 lithographed plates, many hand coloured, a few plates in the bird vol heightened in gold, text printed in double column, variable browning, spotting and staining to plates throughout, external wear and scuffing with a few spots and stains, 8vo. For sale as a collection of plates and not subject to return. (20).
Lot 543NORTHAMPTON GUIDES: 'The History of Northampton, and its vicinity; brought down to the present time..', Northampton, printed for W Birdsall and Sons, 1815: engraved frontispiece of Queen's Cross, contemporary paper covered boards with printed label, bookplate of Sir Richard Brooke, rubbed, 12mo: together with a second edition of the same in half calf, worn. (2).
Lot 544PHOTOGRAPHIC ARCHIVE: a collection of 22 snapshot albums, 1899-1931, mostly filled and many images annotated in a neat hand, largely views of family life and UK topography including locations at Surrey, Dorset, Norfolk, and Lincolnshire, albums of various sizes in differing brown, green and red cloth, the spines coded and dated, 8vo/4to. (22).
Lot 546CHICHESTER BINDER: CHALMERS (Alexander, editor): 'The General Biographical Dictionary: containing an historical and critical account of the lives and writings of the most eminent persons in every nation', London, printed for J Nichols et al, 1812: 32 vols, contemporary half calf gilt over marbled boards by Jacques of Chichester, spines gilt with twin labels, some light wear and marking, occasional light water stains but an attractive set, 8vo. (32).
Lot 547CASATI (Maj. Gaetano): 'Ten Years in Equatoria and the Return with Emin Pasha': London & New York, Frederick Warne & Co, 1891: frontispieces, plates and illustrations, 4 folding maps in pockets at end, a very good clean copy, expertly recased and with endpaper joints renewed, publishers brown cloth gilt, 8vo. (2).