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Bookplates collection in modern album, mainly 20th Century, including many artists’ proofs with several signed. Many attractive designs. Fine. (235). Also related literature.
Photographs relating to W. Hamilton Purdie, one time President of The Clyde Steamship Owners’ Association, late 19th to mid-20th Century, very largely family portraits and occasions, many large and mounted on board. Mostly Glasgow and Hamilton photographers. Fair to VF (96)
John Ogilby strip maps of the 17th Century (7), and wide variety of printed ephemera in box including some autograph items. Fair-VF (few 100)
Brackenbury The Campaign in the Crimea, 2nd Series, 1856; The National Portrait Gallery, Cassell, 20 fine chromo-litho plates; Syria, The Holy Land, Asia Minor Illustrated, Fisher, 1836, 2 Vols; and Mrs Beeton’s Everyday Cookery, Ward Lock, VG in d/jkt. All complete with plates but very mixed condition.
WW2 HMSO publications including The Campaign in Burma, Merchant Airmen and 9 similar; 1922 London Bus Map; 1903 Maxwell’s Diary Time Table for South West Scotland; WW2 ration books and other ephemera. Fair to fine (Qty)
Brochures, programmes and assorted ephemera from early 20th Century; including Shell Guides to the French Regions and other tourist ephemera; PPCs, concert/theatre programmes, cheques, etc. (approx 3 kilos)
Various in carton including 19th Century magazines, 1940s/50s Programmes including VE Parade London 1946, certificates, Edwardian and later Greetings cards, Trix Twin Railways catalogue, and two stamp Printing Blocks (one for Australia £2 ‘Roos). (over 2.4 kilos)
A selection of biographical & autobiographical works, from the personal library of Valentine Ackland (1906-1969) and Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893-1978) both of Maiden Newton, Dorset. These English modernist literary figures and feminists formed a long-lasting lesbian relationship of 39 years and throughout most of that time lived in Maiden Newton. The books contain the bookplates or handstamps of Ackland (8), or the bookplate of Warner (3); six have been signed by Ackland (three inscribed to Sylvia), and five have been signed by Sylvia (two inscribed to Valentine). These books appear to have been acquired during the period 1930-1970. They include Eugene Lyon’s The Life and Death of Sacco and Vanzetti, 1928. Condition is mixed but mostly good to fine. (18)
Reports of State Trials – New Series, Volumes 2 to 8 covering the period 1823-1858, published by HMSO, 1889-98; quarter-cloth, gilt, good/VG, clean internally, each with b/w frontispiece. (7)
Collection of 1950s & 1960s Photographs relating to Mack & Co, Manchester manufacturers of refuse vehicles, including company inspections, public displays, the vehicles in use, land-fill sites, etc. Mostly 8x6” or larger. Mostly good/fine. (abt. 100)
Acts of Parliament, 1820s to 1840s, some relating to Stamp Duty and other taxes, disbound o/w VG. (117)
Documents on vellum and paper, 18th to early 20th Century, some with impressed revenue stamps, UK & Guernsey. Also a Share Certificate. Good to Fine (18)
Lancashire Illustrated in a Series of Views, Henry Fisher, 1829, quarto, very worn binding, good internally with all plates, some grubby finger marks; and John Roby Traditions of Lancashire, Routledge, 1892, two vols, gilt cloth, VG. (3)
Cordon & Tindall Our Hospital: Anzac, British, Canadian, John Lane, c.1917; and Bairnsfather Fragments from France Nos.1, 2, 3 and 7. Good/VG (5)
Channel Islands WW2 Occupation newspapers (16, all Guernsey) including Liberation issue; 1944 RAF Air-Drop newspaper Nachrichten; and June 1944 issue of The Channel Islands Monthly Review for C.I. refugees. Fair to fine. (18)
Assorted Maps, 1840s to 1960s, UK & Overseas, country, county and town. Fair to fine. (approx. 75)
19th Century large folding Maps, chiefly European countries but including South America, all hand-coloured, mostly in outline only. One with splits along the fold o/w VG/Fine. (14)
Maps, mainly 1800s to 1860s, chiefly European plus South American countries, India (3) and few others; mostly hand-coloured in outline, some later with printed colours. Also selection of plans of battles. Mainly good to fine. (73)
H.G. Adams Humming Birds, Groombridge, eight hand-coloured plates, some finger marks, front inner hinge cracked, prize bookplate dated 1875; and Rogerson & Tunnicliffe Our Bird Book, 1947 in fair d/jkt. (2)
The Two Worlds: A Journal devoted to the Facts and Philosophy of Spritualism, Religion and Reform, Volume 35, Two Worlds Publishing, Manchester 1922; tall quarto, publisher’s cloth, gilt, VG. 620pp. Light browning to text due to paper quality.