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Ephemera & family photos in two binders & loose including few pictorial billheads, rare WW2 Japanese air-drop leaflet dropped over India, 19th Century carte-de-visite photos of soldiers (4), plus covers, receipts etc. Fair to fine. (Qty
Selection of 19th Century Booksellers' & Bookbinders' labels arranged on album leaves, plus two later labels. VG (39)
Assorted literature, history & others from early 18th Century to 1970s (mostly pre-1940) with some illustrated works, 14 in full or half-leather. Mixed condition. (43)
A miscellany including The Father of the Red Triangle, YMCA, 1918; P. McGinnis A Bohemian Girl, 1898, 1st Edn; A Short History of the Mainwaring Family, 1976 reprint, one of 200; a selection of King Penguins (9); and various others, four in half-leather, a few signed by the authors. Mostly good/fine but includes four early 19th Century works requiring rebinding. (30)
Assortment of softback publications c.1900 to modern, plus PPCs (2) and ephemera, mostly Staffordshire related. Includes 1918 PPC of funeral procession at Burslem for the burial of the Unknown Soldier. Mixed condition. (about 40 items)
Selection from 19th Century including leather bound volume of 70 engraved plates for Flaxman's Homer; Robert Head Congleton Past and Present, 1987 facsimile reprint; Julia Wedgwood The Personal Life of Josiah Wedgwood, the Potter, 1915, revised edn; & various others. Fair to fine. (14)
Selection with several illustrated including Armstrong Memoir of Peter de Wint, 1888, 24 fine plates; Erwin Lang Hoffnung auf China, 1922, one of 600 printed; Schillings With Flashlight and Rifle, 2nd Edn, armorial bookplate & signature of Henry Courtney Brocklehurst; Pitt Hounds Horses and Hunting, 1948, and Lionel Edwards Famous Foxhunters 1932, both with bookplates of Adolph H.C. Wenger; and others. Good/VF (9)
Autograph album, 1930s/40s, containing signed pages and some photos, with signatures of Jack Hylton, Joe Louis (a signed card, not guaranteed), Gracie Fields, ‘Alfredo' (signed photo), Jimmy Clitheroe (signed photo), Frank Hough (boxer), Jessie Matthews, Richard Murdoch, Walter Landauer & Maryan Rawicz, Arthur Askey, Jack Jackson, Billy Cotton, Vera Lynn, Florence Desmond, Millwall F.C. (14 signatures on single page), and many others. Binding damaged but pages fine.
Assortment including Acts of Parliament (24) several relating to Ireland, mostly Victorian; few WW2 newspapers; Tussauds 1950s catalogue, Blackpool; Kork Ballington autographed photo; 1944 Percival Bros. parcel tickets; lettercards etc. Fair to VF (Qty)
Arthur Waley (trans.) One Hundred & Seventy Chinese Poems, Constable, 1936, inscribed to Virginia Woolf; original cloth, slight mark to rear cover o/w VG; inscribed on title page for Mrs Virginia Woolf, Sincerely, Arthur Waley, May 2 1937; fine internally, free of any additional inscriptions.
James Badnall (Ed.) The Poems of George Heath, the Moorland Poet. Memorial Edition. Bemrose & Sons, 1870, 1st Edn. Octavo, recased employing most of the original gilt cloth, now faded; VG internally with lithographed frontispiece & three other plates; vi,263,(2)pp; together with the expanded 2nd Edition of 1880 published by Simpkin, Marshall & Co in VG condition. (2)
Philaletheses [Thomas Taylor] "An Appeal to the Public: whether a Calvinist can, with a good conscience, be a Minister of the Church of England". 1780. A pamphlet. 12pp. Disbound. VG
Jeremy Collier (trans.) The Emperor Marcus Antoninus, his Conversation with Himself, Richard Sare, 1708, 2nd Edn., later quarter-leather, worn, with new endpapers; title page with small signature, and inscription on reverse; minor spotting to text o/w VG internally. (8),420pp
[Lucius] Apuleius The Golden Ass, translated William Adlington, the Chiswick Press for George Bell & Sons, 1904; orig. cloth, a little worn; two printed title labels (one badly chipped); quarto, large paper edn., No.12 of 200 printed; b/w frontispiece. A spare title label tipped in at rear. Fine internally.
[Elijah Fenton] An Ode to the Sun, for the New-Year, Jacob Tonson, London, 1707; folio, 20th Century marbled boards, gilt leather title label, new endpapers; browning to title page and publisher's advertisement o/w fine internally. Very scarce. 13,(1)pp
The Song of Solomon, Chapman & Hall, 1897, with 12 tissue-guarded plates and various woodcuts by H. Granville Fell; full buckram with gilt decoration; prize bookplate to front pastedown; front inner hinge a little weak and rear cover slightly marked o/w fine.
William Jones Discourses delivered before the Asiatic Society: and miscellaneous papers, on the religion, poetry, literature, etc., of the nations of India. Charles S. Arnold, 1824, 2nd Edn; 12mo, 2vols (in 1); rebound in fine modern cloth, gilt; engraved portrait foxed also affecting title page and index leaf, clean elsewhere; uncut two sides; xii,152pp.
[Daniel Defoe] The Parallel: or Persecution of Protestants. The Shortest Way to prevent the Growth of Popery in Ireland; and Giving Alms no Charity, And Employing the Poor, A Grievance to the Nation. Two tracts, both extracted from a c.1704 edition of his collected writings; 8vo, each bound in 19th Century quarter-morocco over marbled boards with later title labels, VG; slight browning to text, two leaves of The Parallel with a corner chipped away. (2)
[Roger Bacon] The Famous Historie of Fryer Bacon, Otto Schulze, , superb woodcuts, one of 500 printed, front cover darkened; John Masefield The Hawbucks, 1929, No.123 of 275, quarter-vellum, signed by the author; Francis Brett Young Black Roses, 1929, No.185 of 525, full vellum, signed by the author; Rhys Davies A Bed of Feathers, Mandrake Press, , in d/jkt, signed by the author; and Robert Gibbings A True Tale of Love in Tonga, Faber, 1935, 1st Edn, ownership inscription. Good to VF (5)
Poems of Thomas Gray with Watercolour Illustrations by William Blake, Folio Society, 2013, No. 205 of 1000 issued, quarter-morocco, gilt, the sides in pictorial cloth, together with a companion commentary on Blake's illustrations by Irene Tayler, both contained in the issued cloth bound box with gilt leather title. Very fine, no internal markings. 46x36cm