Traditional Bookbinding Tools in 3 containers, with many gilding tools, plus clamps, finishing tools, guillotine, small drill bits, and other items. About 150 items in VG condition. Also 25 leaves of 24ct gold leaf. Our photograph only shows a portion of this lot.
Small carton with photos, trade cards, few Ian Allan ABCs, PPCs (112) etc; includes 12 Photos of the British Army in France 1940, 65 x 85mm, in snapshot album, all with printed captions on reverse; Dandy Gum Motor Cars 1966 (25); and 1957 edition of William the Detective in complete d/jkt. Varied condition. (Qty)
18th & 19th Century selection including William Cullen First Lines of the Practice of Physic, 1802, 2 Vols, half-leather, title label of Vol. 2 badly chipped o/w VG; Charles Duclot Mémoires secrets sur les règnes de Louis XIV et de Louis XV, Chez Buisson, 1791, 2nd Edn, 2 vols, contemp.leather, gilt, chipped in places; Knatchbull-Hugessen Whispers from Fairyland, Longmans, 1877, orig.decorated cloth; and 3 others. Fair to VG (8)
Folio Society publications, all in slipcases, including sets of Mervyn Peake (3 volumes) and Jane Austen (7 volumes). Good to VF (25)
Folio Society publications all in slipcases including VF boxed sets of Ernest Hemingway (5 vols), Raymond Chandler (7 vols) and Pepys’ Diary (3 vols). Good to VF (25)
Cowper Table Talk, Minor Poems and The Task, John Sharpe, 1825, 3 Volumes, 12mo, full leather, good; The Poetical Works of the Rev.George Crabbe, 1834, 8 volume set, orig.gilt, cloth, engraved plates, near fine; Isaac Watts The Improvement of the Mind, 1798, full calf, gilt, VG; Graves Haughton Prodomus, or An Inquiry into the First Principles of Reasoning, 1839, poor binding; A. Egmont Hake Paris Originals, 1878, twenty etchings, some foxing, fine modern quarter-leather, gilt; Hans Andersen The Flying Trunk, The Wild Swan and other Tales and Stories, Routledge, 1853, fair cond; and others. Varied condition. (23)
Bookplates, mainly 19th Century engraved armorial types, a selection in VG/VF condition. (31)
Bartholomew Catalogue of the Books and Papers…..relating to the University, Town and County of Cambridge bequeathed to the University by John Willis Clark, Cambridge, 1912, orig. gilt cloth, VG; and Lewine Bibliography of Eighteenth Century Art and Illustrated Books, Sampson Low, 1898, 35 plates, improvised title label o/w VG; and another. (3)
John Bull, Jan 1st to Dec 31st 1827, a bound volume, folio, half-leather, lacking backstrip, hinges cracked; mostly VG internally but a few pages heavily toned, first few pages loose, index creased.
John Bull, Jan 6th to Dec 29th 1828, a bound volume, folio, half-leather worn; VG internally; includes Index.
Ludovici Hain Repertorium Bibliographicum in Quo Libri Omnes Ab Arte Typographica Inventa Usque Ad Annum MD, Stuttgart and Paris, 1826-1838, 4 volumes, octavo, half-leather, red & black title labels, gilt; front board detached from Vols. 1 and 3. Clean texts. (4)
The Liverpool Lion; or Lancashire Charivari, 1847-48, from Issue No.1, a selection of issues bound together, now lacking boards, the binding spine retained; many cartoons in the style of Punch, some full-page plates. Old library stamp on p.11. Some occasional spotting. Approx 360pp
John S. Folds and Philip Dixon Hardy The Dublin Penny Journal, Volumes 1, 2 and 4, for 1832-33, 1833-34 and 1835-36, each complete, contemp cloth, slightly marked, gilt leather title labels for Vols.1 and 4; bookplates of William Chambers Townsend and James Fuller; text & illustrations complete; some browning but mostly VG/Fine internally. (3)
[George Berkeley] The Analyst; or, a Discourse Addressed to an Infidel Mathematician. Wherein it is examined whether the Object, Principles, and Inferences of the modern Analysis are more distinctly conceived, or more evidently deduced, than Religious Mysteries and Points of Faith. S. Fuller and J. Leathly, Dublin, 1734, First Edition; octavo, title page dust-affected; comprises title-page, 86pp of text plus 2-page publisher’s catalogue; first 9pp are ununumbered, page nos.11 to16 entered in manuscript, thereafter with printed pagination. Disbound, with remnants of old leather backstrip.
[John Arbuthnot] An essay on the usefulness of mathematical learning, in a letter from a gentleman in the city to his friend in Oxford. S. Wilmot, Oxford, 1721, 2nd Edition; octavo, title page and final page dust-affected, scattered foxing elsewhere; old catalogue number entered in ink at foot of title page; 37,pp. Disbound, with remnants of old leather backstrip.
James Smith A New Treatise of Fluxions: containing: I. The Elements of Fluxions, demonstrated in two easy propositions..II. A Treatise of Nascent and Evanescent quantities..III. Sir Isaac Newton’s Demonstrations of the Fluxions enlarged and illustrated. IV. Answers to the Principal objections in the Anylist. London, 1737; octavo, lacks title page; 59pp. A folding plate at front probably does not belong. Good clean text. Disbound, with remnants of old leather backstrip.
Charles Morton The Doctrine of the Sphere, Part the First, Containing Spheric Geometry. London, 1758, octavo; title-page with preface on reverse, and 34pp of text; folding plate at rear. VG. Disbound, with remnants of old leather backstrip. Scarce
[John Lawson] A Dissertation on the Geometrical Analysis of the Antients, with a Collection of Theorems and Problems, without solutions, for the Exercise of Young Students. Simmons & Kirkby, Canterbury, 1774; octavo; title page dust-affected; xxiv,32pp, plus two folding-plates. VG. Disbound, with remnants of old leather backstrip.
Edward Waring A Letter to The Reverend Dr.Powell….In Answer to his Observations on the First Chapter of a book called Miscellanea Analytica, and his Defence of those Observations, Cambridge, 1760, 47pp plus plate; bound with [W.S. Powell] A Defence of the Observations on the First Chapter of a Book called Miscellanea Analytica, T. Merrill, Cambridge, 1760, 38pp; and [John Wilson] A Vindication of the Miscellanea Analytica: in Answer to a late Pamphlet entitled Observations, &c. T. & J. Merrill, Cambridge, 1760, 22pp plus blank leaf. Octavo. VG. Disbound, with remnants of old leather backstrip.
Benjamin Robins New Principles of Gunnery: containing The Determination of the Force of Gun-Powder , and An Investigation of the Difference in the Resisting Power of the Air to Swift and Slow Motions. J. Nourse, London, 1742, 1st Edition; octavo, disbound, remains of leather backstrip; lvii,95pp. Folding Plate. Rear endpaper heavily creased o/w fine.