Traditional bookbinders’ cloth and papers, an extensive holding comprising various cloths in rolls, plus marbled and coloured papers in sheets ranging from A2 to A4, and other items. In addition to items shown in our photograph, there are many smaller papers in box files and folders. BUYER TO COLLECT
Concise Album of Manchouko late-1920s comprising a small bound volume of 126 views of Manchuria including the city of Dairen; together with many other items, late 19th & early 20th Century, mostly British greetings cards and photographs, cigarette and trade cards, album of Royalty postcards, etc. VG/VF (Large qty)
Selection of author Signed Books in fine dustjackets including Helen Mirren In the Frame (1st Edn); Margaret Thatcher The Path to Power (1st Edn) and The Downing Street Years; and Charles Spencer Blenheim: Battle for Europe (1st Edn). Also a softback. Fine lot. (8)
Antiquarian books, prints, and newspapers (2), including bound volumes(2) of 19th Century steel engravings, and De Buffon Natural History 1785 in 4 volumes lacking boards & backstrips but retaining engravings. Mixed condition. (Qty)
Bundles of legal and financial correspondence 1880s & 1890s and 1900s to 1930s, London and Berwickshire respectively, from wide range of correspondents, many stock exchange related. (100s)
Fine collection of Scandinavian Bookplates 1900s to 1970s, many mounted on descriptive cards, some with erotic designs; approx. 360 in all, plus related literature and several folders with proof examples. Includes few Polish. VG/VF (Qty)
Family correspondence 1900s to 1960s to and between Thomas McMullan, his son Fred McMullan and his children, including letters to John Buckenham who married into the McMullan family. The numerous hand-written letters concern both family & business matters including the family’s involvement with the metaphysical & spiritual ideas and practices of the New Thought Movement which originated in America in the 19th Century. (few 100)
The Annual Register, or a View of the History, Politicks, and Literature, of the Year 1759, Dodlsey, 1760; and 24 subsequent volumes from 1760 to 1842; octavo, uniform tree-calf bindings, some wear, mainly to the backstrips which are chipped in places; texts complete and generally VG, but the volumes for 1760 and two later are dampstained. Our photo shows 18 of the 25 volumes in this lot. (25)
The Poems of Algernon Charles Swinburne, Chatto & Windus, 1912, 6 volume set, orig.cloth, VG; Robert Peary My Arctic Journal, 1893, 1st Edn, later cloth, VG; Parry Some Famous Medical Trials, 1927, orig gilt cloth, VG; John Pudney The Seven Skies, 1959, in d/jkt; and others, chiefly aviation and criminal history. Fair to VF (22)
Folio Society publications all in slipcases, including set of Pepys’ Diaries. Few slipcases slightly marked . VG/VF (16)
Folio Society publications all in slipcases. VG/VF (17)
Folio Society publications all in slipcases. Includes several by the Brontes (one with spine rubbed). Mainly VG/VF (25)
John Harwood Hill The History of the Parish of Langton with…the Hundred of Gartree, Leicestershire, 1867, folio, poor binding, front board detached, VG internally; Tegetmeier Pheasants: Their Natural History and Practical Management, 1881, some pages loose; Woman’s Weekly Nov.4th 1911 to May 4th 1912, bound volume; Bagshaw History, Gazetteer and Directory of Derbyshire, 1846, poor binding, map loose and damp-affected, fine text; and a wide range of others, 19th & 20th Century, a few modern, h/bk and s/bk. Poor to VF (21)
Antique Maps and prints in folder including c.1750 pair of star Maps The Celestial Hemispheres, English County Maps of the 1820s published by James Pigot (10), Plan of the Battle of Wynendale 1772, a scene of Executions in Lisbon 1759, a View of Manufacturers Hall Halifax 1789, few Natural History plates, the Orbit of Halley’s Comet 1795 & few others; also few modern items including a letter signed by Peter Scott. VG/VF
William Nicholson A Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, and the Arts, London, 1802 & 1803, Volumes 2 and 6 only, complete with engravings; original boards, backstrips badly worn; uncut and partly unopened; good clean texts. (2)
Swenson and Trapozzano Complete Dentures, Henry Kimpton, 1940, quarto, original cloth, gilt, VG; original owner’s signature front endpaper and along top edge of text block; fine internally with 100s of photo-plates; 736pp. Also a related pamphlet. (2)
Jean-Francois Lavoisien Dictionnaire Portatif de Medecine, Paris, 1781, 2 vols, full calf, gilt, worn, boards of Vol.2 wormed, contemp. inked signature to title page of Vol.1; William and A.P. Buchan Domestic Medicine, or, A Treatise on the Prevention and Cure of Diseases, London, 1807, full leather, gilt, worn, some faults; and R.P. Coconnier L’Hypnotisme Franc, Victor Lecoffre, 1898, fine half-morocco, gilt, marbled boards. (4)
[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.
[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.