Selection with some illustrated works including Apollinaire Le Bestiaire, Marlborough Fine Art, 1979, illustrated & signed by Graham Sutherland, VF; Thornton Wilder The Bridge of San Luis Rey, 1929, 16 tipped-in woodcuts by Clare Leighton; plus works illustrated by Warwick Goble, Charles Brock (2), John Gilbert; and seven Folio Society books, six in slipcases. Fair to VF (13)
Assorted ephemera with 1880s merchant seaman Discharge Certificates (2), family photos, share certificates & dividend coupons, set of 8 1960s Lobby Cards for Catch Us If You Can, etc. Fair to fine. (Qty.)
Late-19th & early 20th Century pictorial cloth bindings, mostly juvenile fiction with better titles, one with spine faded, another with damage to front pastedown. Five with ownership inscriptions. Mainly Good/VG. (12)
Assortment in carton with many photographs from late-19th Century; stamps and covers; RAF ephemera & photos late-1940s/1950s; many PPCs and correspondence cards; photos of locomotives from early 20th Century; and various other items. Varied condition. (100s)
Victorian to 1920s Greeting Cards with many attractive items from 1870s, a good proportion with fine chromo-lithographic printing; includes two with paper-lace borders, novelty shapes, and calendars for 1894 & 1929. Mainly good to VF. (126)
Victorian carte-de-visite (24) and cabinet photos (17), in mixed condition but many good/VF including actresses (3), royalty (3, with Prince Albert Victor), Roderick Maclean (“Father of Scotland”) and his first wife Annie Gunn. Many Scottish photographers. Also few items of ephemera. (48 items)
Feminist Review, London 1979-1987, quarto softbacks, all different collection of 19 issues, plus 3 related publications. VG/Fine (22)
A selection of 1960s Observer Books including Astronomy 1965 signed by Patrick Moore at top of half-title, of the remainder four with ownership inscriptions; together with The Observer's Book of Steam Locomotives of Australia, 1979, fine 1st Edn. Good/Fine (10)
Selection from 19th Century, all in original cloth, some in d/jkts, a few of Lancashire interest. Good to fine. (16)
Assorted literature & ephemera, with much of Railway interest, plus few academic pamphlets, 1880s trade card depicting Gladstone & Disraeli, woodcuts by Clare Leighton (2, in The London Mercury 1927), and other items including three banknotes. Mostly VG/VF (Qty.)
James Wyld Post Map of Europe Comprehending England, France, Germany, Italy &c. With the Posts, Distances, Roads, Railways, Packet Routes, &c. ; folding map, dissected, linen and card backed, coloured in outline; unfolded size 34ins x 47ins. Some marginal pin-holes, folds intact. VG in original (poor) slipcase which bears an old ink inscription “Jan.13 1845” which we presume refers to the date of purchase.
Baedeker's Guide Books for Berlin and its Environs, 1912, near-fine; Belgium and Holland, 1905, VG; Northern Germany (3), the editions for 1897 (lacking front endpaper), and 1925 (2, VG); Russia, 1971 reprint, ex-library; Southern Germany, 1914, near fine; and Austria 1900 (lacking front endpaper, half-title torn). All with the maps complete. (8)
W. Keen A Letter to the Inhabitants of Stafford, containing some account of the trusts reposed in the Corporation, and of the charities given to that Borough. J. Drewry, ; disbound pamphlet, printed front cover reduced at right, preliminary leaves with some foxing. 85pp
Staffordshire history, topography and miscellanea: a collection of mostly softback publications including pamphlets, from 1880s to 1980s; a few signed by authors. Some better items noted. Mixed condition. (79). Also few programmes & sundry ephemera.
Biography & Autobiography, many Staffordshire related; including Reminiscences, Letters and Journals of Thomas Percival Heywood, 1899; W.D. Spanton The Story of My Life, 1920; Albert Walker Samuel Hick, the Village Blacksmith, 1862; Bretherton The Countess of Huntingdon, 1940; Memoir of Mrs. Allen of Woodhead-Hall, 1872 (sporadic foxing, some pencil annotations); Extracts from the Journal and Correspondence of the late Mrs.M.M. Clough, 1840; and others, mostly 19th & early 20th Century, some signed by the authors. Mixed condition but mostly good to fine. (23)
Aleyn Lyell Reade The Mellards & their descendants, including the Bibbys of Liverpool, with memoirs of Dinah Maria Mulock & Thomas Mellard Reade, privately printed at the Arden Press, London, 1915; 4to, full buckram gilt, faded; uncut two sides; one of 200 printed; one (of two) front endpapers removed o/w fine internally with all plates & folding pedigrees.
James P. Jones A History of the South Staffordshire Regiment (1705-1923), Whitehead Brothers, 1923; octavo, orig. gilt cloth, spine a little worn & faded; uncut two sides; fine internally with all plates & maps; xx,483pp
Lt.Col. E.U. Bradbridge (& others) 59th Division 1915-1918, Chesterfield, 1928; octavo, orig. gilt cloth, VG; folding map toned o/w fine internally. 186pp + 8pp of photo-plates.
Francis Percival Eliot Six Letters on the subject of the Armed Yeomanry, addressed to the Rt. Hon. Earl Gower Sutherland, Colonel of the Staffordshire Volunteer Cavalry. T. Egerton, London, 1797; orig. boards, spine damaged and front board detached; armorial bookplate of John Gretton; uncut & partly unopened; good clean text & plates; xvi,230,(1)pp, plus seven folding plates including frontispiece. Together with a related original letter of 1804 addressed to the author as Colonel of the 2nd Staffordshire Militia.
The Stafford Battery: 241/61st Field and Super Heavy Regiment Royal Artillery 1939-1945, privately published, Stafford c.1946; octavo s/bk, printed wraps; coloured map and b/w photo-plates. 104pp plus plates. VG. No copy recorded by Copac.