Impressive collection of British Billheads, Receipts and Letterheads 1772-1903 stored in folders, mostly 19th Century, very largely pictorial, and mostly Scotland and North of England; wide range of companies, locations & trades represented with many attractive items. Good to fine. (115 different). Some accompanied by research notes.
Collection of Foreign Billheads, Receipts and Letterheads, 19th Century to 1940s stored in folders, chiefly Europe and Middle East (especially Egypt), chiefly in French or Arabic, with many pictorial; wide range of companies and trades with many attractive items. Good to VF (81)
Selection including Lyman & Scott The Drama of Social Reality, 1975, with d/jkt; J.T.Grien – The Story of a Pioneer, 1956; Dawson History of Skipton, Morten reprint in d/jkt; Leon Lion The Surprise of my Life; and others; ownership inscriptions. Fair to VG (12)
Assortment including 1790 Auction Notice for a sale held at Brackley; cigarette cards, some of Manchester Utd players; engravings of Borneo; hand-coloured engraving of Castle Ashby; 1930s pictorial menus from the S.S. “Kitano Maru” (4 different); some postal items etc. Varied condition. (Qty)
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)
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)
A selection of Staffordshire related titles including Hutchinson The Archdeaconry of Stoke on Trent, 1893; 20th Century directories (2); the pottery industry including a trade catalogue; etc. Fair to fine (15)
Selection from early 18th Century including Jeremy Collier (trans.) The Emperor Marcus Antoninus 2nd Edn, 1708; tracts by Daniel Defoe (2); Paterson's Roads (with 7 maps); Thomas Dugdale England and Wales Delineated, Vol. 2, with numerous engravings, 772pp; and others. Varied condition. (10)
Booksellers' (and few Bookbinders) Tickets arranged on album pages, together with 33 music copyright purchase tax labels. (67 items)
Collection of Danish Apothecary's Envelopes, from late-19th Century, mostly modern, all pictorial with many attractive designs. VG/VF (157); together with two illustrated books (in Danish) describing these envelopes, and a selection of early 20th Century Danish badges (15).
Bookplates Collection in modern album, late-19th Century to 1980s, largely Scandinavian 1900s/1940s, with many attractive designs, 316 in all; together with a related book and exhibition catalogues (2). VG/VF
Bookplates Collection in modern album, mostly 20th Century European, some British, with many attractive designs, 87 in all, some in art nouveau or art deco style, and including many artists' proofs, 17 signed. VF; together with John Blatchly's East Anglian Ex-Libris, 2008.
Terence M. Russell (Editor) The Napoleonic Survey of Egypt: The Monuments and Customs of Egypt, Ashgate Publishing Ltd, Aldershot, 2001, two volumes; tall quarto, cloth bound with gilt lettering in complete d/jkts, the spines of the jackets slightly faded o/w superb condition, appear unread; xvi, 603pp, plus numerous photo-plates. First English Language edition.
Walter de Gray Birch (Ed.) The Royal Charters of The City of Lincoln, Cambridge Univ. Press, 1911, octavo, orig.cloth, gilt, spine faded, rear board a little bowed; endpapers browned o/w fine internally; five plates; includes lengthy introduction; xlix,(1),308pp
William Sandford Phillips Considerations on the Increase and Progress of Crime, accompanied by documentary evidence as to the propriety and necessity of a revision and amendments of the existing penal statutes. With a View to the Abolition of corporeal punishments; and more particularly The Awful Penalty of Death. Liverpool, 1839. Octavo. Fine 20th Century rebind in gilt quarter-calf, marbled boards; viii, 83pp, lacking prelimary pages v & vi otherwise fine internally
George Catlin Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians, 1892 reprint of the 1841 edition; two volumes, original gilt cloth, complete with the many plates, the folding map in facsimile. Wear to lower edge of front board of Vol.I, o/w VG. (2)
Edgar J. March British Destroyers: A History of Development 1892-1953, Seeley Service, 1966, fine, in worn d/jkt, complete with folding-diagrams; and Oscar Parkes British Battleships, Seeley Service, , orig.gilt cloth, slightly marked, endpapers with foxing, fine internally; and three other Naval titles. (5)
Naval theme engravings, large format, 18th & 19th Century, plus some later prints, a watercolour etc; with portraits of famous seamen, few naval engagements, plus some 1950s passenger ships and other merchant vessels. Contained in large art portfolio. Good to VF (50)
Naval engravings, 18th & 19th Century, mostly famous seamen but also naval engagements (13) and few others. Also late-19th Century lithograph of the S.S. City of Rome. Various sizes. Varied condition. (48)
Field Marshal Bernard L. Montgomery: a signed 1969 philatelic cover commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Arnhem, autographed Montgomery of Alamein, F.M. A note as to the authenticity of the item has been affixed to the reverse.