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This sale was held on Thursday 11th November 2021 at 11:00am

INDIAN FINANCE: an important letter on the Indian finance from Edward Law, Earl of Ellenborough, President of the Board of Control for India, 1828-1830, dated April 19th 1829, addressed to J C Herries offering him 'a sort of Chancellor of the Exchequer' due to the fact that 'our Indian finances are in a bad state, & very much require your experienced hand to bring them round'. Ellenborough identifies...

£150 - £200

ALMANAC: RIDER'S BRITISH MERLIN: For the Year of Our Lord God 1751...: London, R Nutt, 1751: 12mo, contemporary red wallet-style morocco with silver metal closure, aeg, Dutch floral endpapers, cracked to spine and hinges with general wear, fore-edge of wallet sometime rebacked, else generally in good condition. (1)

£40 - £80

SLAVERY ACTS: a pair of George III slavery acts, 'Preventing Traffic of Slaves' 1819 and 'Support of Captured Slaves', 1815, some light toning and marking. (2)

£200 - £300

TELEVISION: DINSDALE (A, Editor): 'Television...a monthly magazine', Vol.1 No.1, March 1928: The World's First Television Journal, Official Organ of the Television Society: 4to, original printed wrappers, some wear and spotting with staples rusted, else generally in good condition. (1)

£100 - £150

BELZONI (Giovanni): handwritten note from Belzoni, pioneer of Egyptology, accepting an invitation from a Mr Webb, single sheet with folds, undated (circa 1820). (1)

£100 - £150

ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT LEAF: manuscript in Latin on vellum to both sides, 18 lines of text with illuminated initials highlighted in red and blue, text containing elements of psalm 25 and 23, approx 8.5 x 15cm within old window mount, 15th century or earlier. (1)

£70 - £100

T E LAWRENCE: an original unpublished black and white personal photograph showing T E Lawrence astride a motorbike, with companion: accompanying the photograph is a later envelope with handwritten provenance by one William Boyle, who served with Shaw in the middle east, dating the image to 1921, '24 squadron...before leaving for Baghdad Mespot, aircraftman Shaw showing me how to ride his motorbike...Shaw...

£100 - £150

SVEN HEDIN: ALS from Sven Hedin to Colonel Bailey, secretary of the Scottish Geographical Society, dated 11/1/1898, thanking him for the medal awarded to him by the society: one side in black ink to monogrammed notepaper, single fold, retaining original envelope bearing Stockholm postmarks, generally VG. (1)

£100 - £150

RAILWAY CLEARING HOUSE MAP: circa 1910, folding down into original dark morocco boards, gilt lettered, wear and marking, some fraying to folds: together with a box of misc antiquarian and other books, and sundry ephemera. (One crate)

£30 - £60

BARTOLOZZI (Francesco): 'Seventy-three prints, engraved by F. Bartolozzi, &c from the original pictures and drawings...', London, John & Josiah Boydell, (c.1800): Vol.II only, with 60 engraved and etched plates only (of 73), a few folding, foxed and browned with some waterstains to margins, worn contemporary half calf with boards detached and spine deficient, for sale as a collection of plates only...

£200 - £300

ALLOM (Thomas & BARTLETT, W H): 'Devonshire Illustrated, in a Series of Views...': London, Fisher, Son &c, 1832: with 140 steel engraved illustrations, two frontispieces and two maps: 4to, contemporary dark green calf gilt, rubbed: RISDON (Tristram): 'The Chorographical Description or Survey of the County of Devon..' Rees & Curtis, 1811: some foxing and browning, later red half morocco gilt, 8vo:...

£70 - £100

FISHER (P): 'The Angler's Souvenir by P Fisher, Esq...assisted by several eminent piscatory characters, with illustrations by Beckwith & Topham...' London, Charles Tilt, 1835: 12mo, publishers burgundy morocco richly gilt, aeg, some wear and rubbing: HILL (Rowland): 'Village Dialogues, between Farmer Littleworth, Thomas Newman, Rev Mr Lovegood and others...', London, Joseph Hartnell, 1806: fifth edition:...

£70 - £100

MARINE DICTIONARY: FALCONER (William, 1732-69): 'An Universal Dictionary of the Marine: or a copious explanation of the technical terms and phrases employed in the construction, equipment, furniture, machinery, movements, and military operations of a ship..., London, T Cadell, 1780: 4to, old half calf, much worn with hinges cracked, ex-library copy with some associated markings: with 12 plates, 11...

£100 - £200

DAVIES (John, Dr 1570?-1644): 'Antiquae Linguae Britannicae Nunc Volgo Dictae Cambro-Brittanicae', London, R Young, 1632: title and final 2 leaves in good quality facsimile, recent blind ruled calf in period style, folio. (1)

£70 - £100

VICTORIA HISTORY OF THE COUNTIES OF ENGLAND: 'Hampshire and the Isle of Wight', Westminster, Constable, circa 1900: 5 vols, folio, Vols.1-4 in publishers red half roan, Vol.5 in publishers red cloth, some wear else a good set. (5)

£30 - £50

BINDINGS: NEWTON (Thomas): 'Dissertations on the Prophecies...' London, R & B Gilbert, 1817: 12 edition: 8vo, contemporary smooth calf gilt: together with 11 other volumes in contemporary calf bindings, 19thc history. (13)

£70 - £100

AITON (William): 'A History of the Rencounter at Drumclog, and Battle at Bothwell Bridge in the month of June, 1679...', Hamilton: printed by W M Borthwick & Co, 1821: folding frontispiece battleplan, 131pp, bound with approx 20pp closewritten manuscript notes on Scottish history in a 19th century hand preceding approx 100pp unused blank leaves, contemporary calf gilt worn with hinges cracked, label...

£50 - £80

MORRIS (Rev Francis Orpen, 1810-93): 'A History of British Birds..', London, George Bell & Sons, 1870: second edition: 6 vols, 4to, publishers blindstamped blue cloth gilt: with 365 hand-coloured plates: some foxing to fore-edge and a few minor marks, else a fine set: together with Vols 1 & 3 only of Morris's 'British Moths'. (8)

£200 - £300

PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS: group of four large format 19th century photograph albums, British and foreign topography, family portraits etc, all contemporary leather bindings, folio/4to. (4)

£100 - £200

DEERING (George Charles): 'Nottinghamia Vetus et Nova, or an historical account...of...Nottingham', Nottingham, 1751: 4to, later half calf, front board detached: with 25 engraved plates and plans, a few old repairs, title heavily browned and chipped to edges, a few extra plates from later sources tipped in. (1)

£50 - £80

BADEN POWELL (Robert): COUNTRY HOUSE ALBUM, a fine early 20th century country house visitor's album, comprising signatures of guest and hosts at numerous British country houses of the day, neatly arranged amongst additional photographs, ephemera and drawings, houses including Hatfield, Rushmore, Buckshaw, Kirkham Abbey, Kings Newton, Denton, Northill Grange, Chatsworth and others: includes an original...

£600 - £800

WILLIS (Nathaniel Parker): 'The Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland, illustrated from drawings by W H Bartlett', London, George Virtue, n.d (c1860): 2 vols, 4to, contemporary mottled calf gilt, recased preserving backstrips: with 2 engraved titles, map & 118 steel engraved plates. (2)

£100 - £150

RAILWAYS: LECOUNT (Peter): 'A Practical Treatise on Railways, explaining their construction and management...', Edinburgh, Adam & Charles Black, 1839: 12mo, publishers dark green cloth, recased, front endpapers removed, 10 folding plates at rear. (1)

£60 - £80

RUSSIA: MAYNARD (Major-General Sir C): 'The Murmansk Venture..', London, Hodder & Stoughton, circa 1919: 8vo, publishers red cloth gilt, light sunning to spine, endpapers spotted else a near fine copy: GRAHAM (Stephen): 'With the Russian Pilgrims to Jerusalem', Macmillan 1913: BERGMAN (Sten): 'Through Kamchatka by Dog-Sled & Skis', London 1927: plus 3 other works on Russian travel of similar period,...

£150 - £200

BINDINGS: The Gaelic Schools - 15th Report (so titled to spine): late 19th/early 20thc blank book comprising 10 unused leaves, gauffered gilt edges, fine red crushed morocco gilt by Ramage, gilt inner dentelles and silk endpapers: together with another volume in an Arts & Crafts style binding. (2)

£100 - £150

HUMPHREYS (Henry Noel & WESTWOOD, John): 'British Butterflies and their Transformations...', London, William Smith, 1841: with hand-coloured title and 42 hand-coloured plates, original brown publishers cloth gilt, frayed along upper hinge and boards damp marked, light spotting but contents generally clean. (1)

£150 - £200

LIGHT (Major): 'Sicilian Scenery from Drawings by P. De Wint, the original sketches by Major Light...', London, published by Rodwell & Martin, 1823: 60 engraved plates, period cloth covered boards, both loose and spine deficient. (1)

£150 - £200

SHIPWRECKS: HARBOUR ACCOMMODATION REPORT: 'Report from the Select Committee on Harbour Accommodation', London, Hansard, 1884: numerous maps and plans of harbours, inc. 3 folding charts of shipwrecks around England, Scotland and Ireland, folio, library half calf with associated markings. (1)

£50 - £80

GUTHRIE (William): 'A New System of Modern Geography: or, a Geographical, Historical, and Commercial Grammar; and Present State of Several Kingdoms of the World...', London, C Dilly, 1788: 4th edition: with 25 hand-coloured maps, most folding, some stains and tears without loss, contemporary calf gilt with morocco label, large 4to. (1)

£150 - £200

PLOT (Robert): 'The Natural History of Oxford-shire, being an essay toward the natural history of England...', Oxford, printed at the Theater, 1676: First Edition: complete with 16 engraved plates, damp staining round lower quarters with marginal paper repairs to many leaves, fore-edge worm tracks to final quire, contemporary panelled calf sometime rebacked, upper hinge cracked, for sale with all...

£150 - £200

PARDOE (Miss): 'The Beauties of the Bosphorus...illustrated in a series of views of Constantinople and its environs..', London, George Virtue, 1838: with 80 steel engraved plates and map, tissue guards, later calf backed cloth covered boards, recently rebacked, occasional waterstains to corners, light toning and scattering foxing, a good copy. (1)

£100 - £150

ARCTIC: GREELY (Adolphus): 'Three Years of Arctic Service...an account of the Lady Franklin Bay expedition of 1881-84', New York, Scribners, 1886: 2 vols, contemporary red morocco gilt, rubbed and chipped with 2 boards loose, with 3 others, arctic travel. (5)

£100 - £150

DOYLE (James E): 'The Official Baronage of England 1066-1885..', London, Longmans Green & Co, 1886: 3 vols, publishers red quarter morocco gilt, teg, light wear to extremities else a very good set. (3)

£40 - £60

JACKSON (C J): 'An Illustrated History of English Plate Ecclesiastical and Secular...', London, Country Life, 1911: 2 vols, publishers green half morocco gilt, spines sunned and rubbed, folio: with 3 others related: from the library of Birmingham Assay Office, small discrete stamp to front endpaper. (2)

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SAVAGE LANDOR (A Henry): 'In the Forbidden Land...an account of a journey in Tibet, captured by the Tibetan authorities imprisonment, torture and ultimate release..', London, Heinemann, 1899: 8vo, publishers pictorial cloth gilt, light wear to edges else VG: SOANE (E B): 'To Mesopotamia and Kurdistan in Disguise...', London, Murray, 1912: 8vo, publishers brown cloth: with 7 others, travel in original...

£100 - £200

BOMBAY/INDIA: CHAUDHARI (K K, editor): 'Maharashtra State Gazetteers', Greater Bombay District, 4 vols 1986: Kanara Gazetteer, 2 vols, Bombay 1883: plus 3 other works on Bombay. (10)

£70 - £100

POTTERY & GLASS REFERENCE: a large collection of approx 35 vols, largely modern pottery and glass reference, mostly large format publications in dustjacket. (One shelf)

£100 - £150

ANTIQUES REFERENCE: a carton, to include porcelain, silver and glass reference, generally in good condition. (One box)

£40 - £80

COOKERY: HENDERSON (William Augustus): 'The Housekeeper's Instructor; or, universal family cook. Being an ample and clear display of the art of cookery in all its various branches...', London, W & J Stratford, n.d (circa 1800): 6th edition. 8vo, period sheep covered boards, recently rebacked, a few plates with neat repairs (one folding bill of fare with substantial loss). With 3 others, cookery of...

£100 - £150

HALLAM (Henry): 'View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages...', London, John Murray, 1856: 11th edition: 3 vols, period full calf gilt with twin labels and marbled edges: together with set of Robertson's Works in 12 vols, 1812. (15)

£70 - £100

NELSON (Horatio, Viscount 1758-1805): 'Memoirs of the Life and Death of the Right Honourable Horatio Lord Viscount Nelson...', Liverpool, Goodchild and Plant, 1806: First Edition: 8vo, contemporary half calf, front hinge split: with 5 plates, 3 folding: HARRISON (Mr): 'The Life of the Right Honourable Horatio Lord Viscount Nelson', London, Ranelagh Press, 1806: 2 vols, contemporary mottled calf gilt,...

£200 - £300

BINDINGS: SCOTT (Sir Walter): 'The Waverley Novels': Edinburgh, A & C Black, 1865: 46 vols, period half calf gilt, rubbed with a few spine ends chipped, small 8vo: together with a shelf of other books including pocket editions and an early c20 edition of Beetons Household Management. (Quantity)

£100 - £150

ELIOT (George): 'Scenes of Clerical Life...', London & Edinburgh, William Blackwood and Sons, 1859: 2nd edition: 2 vols, publishers blindstamped burgundy cloth gilt, foot of spine vol 2 bruised and torn. (2)

£100 - £150

FASHION: 'La Belle Assemblee or Court and Fashionable Magazine...', London, 1829: vol x, July-Dec 1829: numerous hand-coloured fashion plates, contemporary green half calf gilt, rubbed, tall 8vo: together with 5 vols 'Lady's Pocket Magazine', various issues 1829-1839, plus English Woman's Domestic Magazine 1862-3. (7)

£100 - £200

AUSTEN (Jane): WORKS: London, Richard Bentley, 1856: 5 vols: small 8vo, original blue publishers blindstamped cloth gilt, some rubbing and contents a little shaken. (5)

£200 - £300

AUSTEN (Jane): 'Sense and Sensibility..', London, Bentley, 1886: New Edition: 8vo, publishers green cloth: together with similar edition of Mansfield Park, and four other late 19th/early 20thc editions of works by Austen. (6)

£100 - £150

AUSTEN (Jane): 'Mansfield Park: a Novel..', Belfast, Simms & M'Intyre, 1846: vol.iv from the 'Parlour Novelist' series: 12mo, black half calf gilt, rubbed: with 8 others, Austen. (9)

£70 - £100

ALLESTREE (R): 'The Government of the Tongue...', Oxford, at the Theater, 1675: third impression: 12mo, period calf, rubbed and scuffed: with 3 others, 18th century English books. (4)

£50 - £100


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