Assorted ephemera including fine 1864 UK Passport issued to a British citizen travelling to Russia (usual filing folds); fine November 1847 edition of The Cape of Good Hope Government Gazette with faint newspaper tax stamp; plus bundle of Guernsey billheads of the 1950s, and other items. Good to fine. (Qty)
Forbes & Mitchell American Tobacco Cards, 1999; James Bond, 50 Years of Movie Posters; Irvine Royal Doulton & Beswick Cartoon Classics, 1998; and other collectors’ titles. Mostly softbacks. Fair to Fine (13)
Boys’ Comic give-away pocket-size softbacks (and some larger) 1930s/1960s, a good collection with much pre-WW2, issued by D.C. Thomson, Amalgamated Press and similar. Together with Derek Marsden’s Free Gifts in the Big Five reference book. Fair to fine. (106)
The Imperial Tobacco Company 1922, landscape quarto, s/bk, spine frayed, with 52pp of b/w plates of offices, factories etc, one page with small tape repair; and The Imperial Tobacco Company 1901-1951, quarto s/bk, VG, with 40pp of colour & b/w illustrations including colour photos of the many brands. Fair-VG
Assorted ephemera including scouts fabric insignia (20), Ogden’s 1930s Contract Bridge scorecard, advert inserts, set of Harry Payne repro prints in folder, photo negatives of topless models (6), 1954 The Archers autographed souvenir card, etc. Mostly good/VF (Qty)
A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard The Christopher Robin Calendar 1929, Methuen & Co, complete, front cover creased lower left, most pages loose and with a small corner crease lower right o/w VG. 10 x 8”. Scarce.
A selection; including The Comical Creatures from Wurtemberg, 1851, poor condition, 19 of 20 hand-coloured plates (folding plate badly torn); G.K. Gilbert Report on the Geology of the Henry Mountains, Washington, 1880, ex-library, preface torn & crudely repaired; Cock-a-Hoop: A Bibliography of the Golden Cockerel Press January 1950-1961, fine in price-clipped d/jkt; and six others. (9)
Carton of Ephemera, mostly early to mid-20th Century, including 1926 General Strike newspapers (2), children’s scraps, publicity leaflets & brochures, some modern autographed photos of glamourous models, etc, many attractive items. Generally good/fine. (100s)
Football Programmes & other ephemera, late-1940s & 1950s; the programmes include Everton 1949-51 (3) plus one later, 1951 Manchester City v Arsenal, 1953 Liverpool v Chelsea, 1951 Manchester Utd v Sunderland, 1951 England v Portugal (at Goodison Park), and 1956 F.A. Cup Final; also rare ticket 1957 Tranmere v Witton Albion (FA Cup 1st Round), and Jazz programmes notably Louis Armstrong at Belle Vue Manchester 1959. Most items with creases & folds. Mixed condition. (Qty)
Leader Magazine, Hulton Press, December 1948-1950, a collection of 78 different issues, all complete with original pictorial wraps, contained in publisher’s binding cases (easily removed); contributors includes Laurie Lee (several), John Betjeman, John Farleigh, Mervyn Peake (illustrations), Michael Ayrton, and other well-known writers and illustrators. Some rusting to staples o/w VG/Fine. (78)
Collection in old slot-in album of PC size photographs and some PPCs, 1908-09, depicting a trip to East Africa, including few official PPCs issued by the Italian Mission to East Africa, views of ships, photos of native life and notable buildings etc. Some PPCs postally used. Some with annotations on reverse. Fair to fine (48)
Carton of photos and some related ephemera relating to the career & family of Major David Edward Thomson Pithie M.B.E. including life in India, series of fine WW2 Official photos of 8th Coy. Royal Army Service Corps, few 1940s Forces Newspapers, an M.B.E. citation and related photo, etc. Good to fine (Few 100).
John Leech: Four prints from A Comic History of England. Hand-coloured engravings. Laid down. One with two small tears just affecting image. Good/VG (4)
Manchester Fire Brigade 1950 publicity cards, PC size with descriptive text on reverse, half-tone photos, corner creasing lower left, one with slight foxing, good/VG (9).
English Electric Aviation Limited, Aircraft Division. Facilities. June 1960. Secret. Oblong quarto, spiral bound, abrasion top left of front cover o/w VG. Comprises twenty-six fine 19 x 24cm photographs plus introductory text.
Kathleen Hale Orlando the Judge, John Murray [1950s], s/bk, pictorial wraps, small split foot of spine, fine internally.
Harry Fox (Daily Mirror photographer) and others, a selection of full-plate press photographs featuring animals, 1960s, including police escorting London ducklings (3 different), a squirrel sharing a basket with a cat & kittens (2 different), zoo animals, etc. VG/VF, printed descriptions on reverse. All very good quality. 11 x 14”. (10)
J.D. Summers-Smith The House Sparrow, Collins, 1963, 1st Edition in a VG complete d/jkt; jacket shows some light wear and browning to the spine; internal browning to half-title, title page and pp.68/69, o/w fine without inscriptions.
Collins New Naturalist series, a selection from Nos.1 to 18, 1945-77, including some first editions, all in dustjackets, four with ownership inscriptions, another with a bookplate, most in brodart protectors. Duplication. Varied condition. (16)
Ian Newton Finches, Collins, 1972, First Edition in VG complete mylar-protected d/jkt, plus the 1978 reprint of the same title; and seven other New Naturalist titles, all 1960s/70s reprints in good/fine d/jkts, one ex-library. Fair to fine (9)