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Selection including Creswicke South Africa and the Transvaal War, 1900-02, 7 volumes, occasional foxing (mainly to Vol.1); Mackay The History of the United States of America, [1861-63], 2 vols, rebacked, some faults; H.W. Priwin Inspector Hornleigh Investigates, 1940, orig. cloth, VG; and Tom Laughton Pavilions by the Sea, 1977, 1st Edn, signed by the author, in VG complete d/jkt. (12)
Box of ephemera, greetings cards, Manchester United Football covers, photos of film stars, etc, 19th Century to 1980s with good spread throughout the period. Fair to VF. (few 100s)
A selection of mainly illustrated books including Thatcher Textile London, Draper's Record [n.d.]; A Guinness Sportfolio, 1950s; The Gallery of Nature, London, 1823, Vol.2 (of two), numerous engravings; The Vicar of Wakefield, Dent, 1904, 25 colour plates by Charles Brock; Aucassin and Nicolette, A & C.Black, 1911, illustr. Anne Anderson; Dore A History of Hale, Cheshire, 1972, in d/jkt; and others. Good to fine. (11)
Mixed ephemera late-19th Century to modern; interest in Shipping & Railway publicity, few magazines & newspapers, matchbox labels, illustrated sheet music, Victorian scraps etc. (100s)
Folio Society publications including Virginia Woolf Orlando, 2013, James Joyce Dubliners, 2014, and T.E. Lawrence Crusader Castles, 2013, all fine in the publisher's slipcases. No internal inscriptions. (6)
Assorted books including Dorothy L. Sayers Lord Peter Views the Body and Strong Poison, both Gollancz published, in VG d/jkts; and many illustrated with woodcuts including Eric Gill The Gospel According to St.Luke, Dent, 1935, nicely bound in full leather, and P.H. Newby The Spirit of Jem, John Lehmann 1947, 1st UK Edn.,illustrated by Keith Vaughan, in near-fine d/jkt. Varied condition. (26)
A collection of illustrated titles, many with wood-engravings, including Thomas Bewick A General History of Quadrupeds, 1811, front board detached; Ambrose Heath Good Food: Month by Month Recipes, Faber, 1947, and Travellers' Verse, 1946, both illustrated by Edward Bawden; Flower of Cities, 1949 in d/jkt; Robert Graves & Paul Hogarth Majorca Observed, 1965, in d/jkt; H.E. Bates The Country Heart, illustr.John Minton, 1949, in damaged d/jkt; and good range of others. Varied condition. (51)
Edward Ardizzone illustrated works including Maurice Gorham Showmen and Suckers, 1951 and Londoners, 1951, both in d/jkts; Baggage to the Enemy, Right Book Club, 1942; James Kenward The Suburban Child, 1955, in d/jkt; and various others, some in d/jkts. Includes several first editions, an exhibition catalogue and bibliography. Fair to VF (23)
Assorted ephemera, give-aways, 19th Century magazines etc; including Abel Heywood playscripts (2), advertising interest, 1960s/70s football cards, Channel Islands photos & oddments, etc. (abt.2 kilos)
Adrian Bury Shadow of Eros: A Biographical and Critical Study of the Life and Works of Sir Alfred Gilbert, R.A., Dropmore Press, 1952, No.29 of 53 bound in full morocco, gilt, on hand-made paper, numbered and signed by the author. Top edge gilt, uncut elsewhere, unopened. B/w frontispiece and 24 b/w plates. Some minor fox marks to endpapers o/w fine.
Pierre Germain Elements of the Goldsmith's Art, Vol.1 (of 2), Edouard Rouveyre, Paris c.1884, quarter-cloth, printed boards (darkened) containing 50 litho plates with introductory text, loosely inserted, reproducing Germain's original designs of 1784. Each plate 20 x 13.5cm and laid down on leaves some of which are a little dust-affected at extremities (the plates unaffected). Occasional minor fox mark. No copy recorded by Copac.
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, Folio Society, 2009, three volumes, bound in quarter-leather, gilt, by Lachenmaier, pictorial cloth sides, in illustrated slipcase, fine.
Vincent van Gogh The Sketchbooks, Folio Society & Van Gogh Museum, 2013, a facsimile of the artist's sketchbooks, number 16 of 1000 issued; comprises four small volumes, variously bound, a companion Commentary and folder of loose leaves, all housed in the publisher's cloth-covered box with gilt title to spine and tile label to front cover. VF
Kenneth Rowntree (illustrator) and Gwyn Jones A Prospect of Wales, Penguin Books, 1948, 1st Edn., pictorial boards, signed by Kenneth Rowntree on front endpaper; 20 coloured plates. Slight wear to top & tail of the spine o/w fine.
Shiko Munakata:100 Woodcuts, Redstone Press, 1991, cloth bound with silver design and lettering, illustrated throughout, 15 colour plates, 142pp; complete with the fine fold-out woodcut and publisher's catalogue leaf, housed in the publisher's illustrated box. VF
Wengers Colours, Etruria, 1937, large format trade catalogue, pictorial boards creased & marked, VG internally. File punch hole upper left. Few loose pages at rear. 206pp
John Williams Augustus, Viking Press, 1972, 1st Edn, in a complete mylar-protected d/jkt; fox marks to fore edge, the d/jkt slightly marked on reverse, o/w fine, no internal inscriptions. 305pp
Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra The Life and Exploits of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha, trans. Charles Jarvis, S.A. & H. Oddy, London, 1809; 2 vols, half-morocco, gilt, some wear; complete with plates but lacking folding map, the plates foxed and few leaves of text heavily browned. Four leaves with pieces missing from the margin resulting in a single letter missing from page 9 of Vol.1 o/w text unaffected. (2)
Grimm's Fairy Tales, with an introduction by John Ruskin, Illustrated by Charles Folkard, Adam & Charles Black, 1911, 1st Edn; pictorial boards slightly rubbed; t.e.g.; contemp. gift inscription to front endpaper; complete with 12 superb colour plates (one loose); fox marks to endpapers & edge of text block occasionally straying on to text margins. VG
Edward Fitzgerald Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, illustrated by Rene Bull, Hodder & Stoughton , the limited edition, No.222 of 250, signed by the artist; bound in full vellum with gilt & blue decoration, darkened and slightly marked, lacking the ties; t.e.g., uncut elsewhere; boards a little bowed, inner hinges cracked front & back and in need of repair; illustrated throughout and complete with 10 tipped-in tissue-guarded plates & 19 smaller plates laid down; occasional minor fox marks to text (plates unaffected).