Schoolgirls’ Own Library, Amalgamated Press (later Fleetway Publications) late 1940s to early 1960s, a collection in varied condition, most with worn spines but covers largely intact with bright colours. (130)
Girls' Crystal, Amalgamated Press 1947-1952, a collection in folders contained in three lever-arch files, most 1947 issues with rusted staples and some also with hole punches in margin, later issues good to fine. Light duplication. (249 issues)
Rod Barzilay & Others Spaceship Away....The original Dan Dare returns Issues 1 to 22, 2003 to 2010, A4 softbacks, pictorial card wraps. (22)
Hulton Press interest including 1950s Novels (8), some in d/w; Dan Dare Pilot of the Future facsimiles (8), Eagle Classics facsimiles (3) etc.Many with previous owner’s bookplate. Also boxed videos.
Wonder Woman D.C. Comics, 1973-79, a good collection in folders stored in lever-arch file, VG to VF (40). Also 7 modern Wonder Girl.
The Works of Alexander Pope Esq. In Nine Volumes, Complete. With his last Corrections, Additions and Improvements As they were delivered to the Editor a little before his Death: together with the Commentary and Notes of Mr.Warburton, A. Millar, J. Tonson and others, 1760, nine volume set, worn leather bindings lacking title labels but good internally; engraved frontispiece to Vol.One. (9)
Erasmus L' Éloge de la Folie, composé en forme de declamation par Erasme, et traduit par Mr. Gueudeville. Avec les notes de Gerard Listre, et les belles figures de Holbein, Francois l’Honore, Amsterdam, 1745, contemporary leather, VG, red & gilt title label faded, 17 x 11cm; VG internally, with 6 folding plates and 76 other engravings in the text. Some occasional minor stains and few lines of text with contemporary underlining.
W.F. Mavor Universal Stenography; or A New Compleat System of Short Writing J. Harrison , 2nd Edition, octavo, contemp. marbled boards, worn, leather backstrip, red & gilt title, front board detached; fine internally; 61pp + 8 plates (one folding).
Illustrated Children’s Books including Kate Greenaway Mother Goose printed by Edmund Evans; Randolph Caldecott (2); Come Lasses and Lads, Castell Brothers, chromo-litho printing; The Podgy-Puppy illustrated by Alan Wright & Anne Anderson; and 2 others. (7)
George Sandys (trans.) Ovids Metamorphosis Englished Andrew Hebb, London, 1638, 14.5 x 9cm, contemp. leather, worn; title page dust-affected, browning to index and colophon; , 316,pp. Written in Virginia, America, 1626, Sandys' translation of the Metamorphosis is the first major poetic work composed in the American colonies. Sandys became Treasurer of the Virginia Company in 1621. Before leaving England, he had started the translation, but it was in Virginia that he finally finished it in 1626, dedicating it to Charles I.
Matthew Prior Poems on Several Occasions, S. Birt & W. Feales, 1734, 5th Edn, 3 Volume set, contemp. polished calf, backstrips worn and lacking title labels; later marbled endpapers & armorial bookplates; occasional woodcuts including engraved frontispiece to Vols. 1 and 3, and Vol. 3 with three additional engraved plates. VG internally.
Folies Bergere Programme 1937 En Super Folies starring Josephine Baker, quarto, 36pp, illustrated throughout including tipped-in colour art plate. Fine (together with original but damaged glassine wrapper).
Picturegoer 1950s, a collection of 25 all with glamour front covers including Brigitte Bardot, Joan Collins, Jayne Mansfield, Betty Grable, Audrey Hepburn, Jean Russell, etc. Fine lot. (25)
Manchester Theatre Programmes 1886-1984, mostly pictorial covers, including the New Theatre 1913, Ardwick Empire 1934 (Gracie Fields), the Hippodrome 1930-46 (7), Openshaw Metrople 1937, The Palace 1930s (5) and 1968 (Morecambe & Wise), the Prince’s 1886 & 1923, Hulme Hippodrome 1940-53 (3), Salford Hippodrome (2), etc. Also 1951 Free Trade Hall souvenir programme for re-opening. (39)
R.M. Murray Gilchrist The Gaffer's Masterpiece Medway School of Arts & Crafts, Rochester, 1936, five wood engravings, 14pp, printed wraps; and two other Medway School publications. (3)
Donald Dallas The British Sporting Gun and Rifle: Pursuit of Perfection 1850-1900 Quiller, 2008, No. 13 of 100 bound in half leather, gilt, signed by the author, in slipcase.
George Dewar The Book of the Dry Fly, A & C Black, 1910; Stuart Lochs and Loch Fishing, 1899, rebound in modern cloth, VG; Izaak Walton The Compleat Angler, Flyfisher’s Classic Library, 1993, in slipcase, previous owner’s bookplate; and 3 related titles. (6)
Selection of coloured art prints of famous sportsmen 1970s to 1990s, 15 x 9”, some ink signed, including autographs of Roy Keane, Eric Cantona, Ryan Giggs and Peter Schmeichel. (17)
W. Broadfoot Billiards, Longmans, 1901, Badminton Library Edition, pictorial cloth, some minor spotting; Walter Lindrum Billiards, 1934, spine faded; and Joe Davis How I Play Snooker, 1949, scattered foxing. (3)
Manchester Wheelers' Club 1899 illuminated address to Allen W. Phillips on the occasion of his leaving Manchester for Johannesburg, signed by 33 fellow cyclists, a group photo laid down inside front cover, quarto, full leather, gilt, some light wear; together with a 2-page letter of 1933 from the Manchester Wheelers to Phillips’ widow and 2 related photos.