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Folio Society publications (19) all bar one in slipcases, fine condition, the slipcases mainly VG/VF (one with a split); plus a few other books. (22)
Autographed commemorative covers comprising Beryl Bainbridge, Ronald Searle, Russell Braddon, Richard Rogers and Ludovic Kennedy. Fine (5)
Exhibition PPCs, Photos, Covers and ephemera; including cabinet photos of the Royal Jubilee Exhibition Manchester 1887 (3); New Zealand 1940 Centenary silk bookmark; poster design for Brussels Expo. 1910 (railway timetable back); 1933 Chicago Centenary of Progress group of 26 steroscopic photos plus negatives; & other items. Mainly good to fine.
Carton of mixed ephemera, 1930s/1980s, with many theatre & concert programmes, billheads, correspondence, etc. Includes 1943 cover from Italian East Africa with Ethiopian stamps. Fair-VF (Few 100)
Folio Society publications, mostly in slipcases including Virginia Woolf Mrs Dalloway, Tove Jansson Finn Family Moomintroll and other better. No inscriptions. VG/VF (28)
Folio Society publications, five lacking slipcases (one ex-library), with some mixed condition but mostly VG/VF. (35)
Bookmarks collection in modern album, late-19th Century to 1960s with most pre-1950 including Edwardian PPCs featuring actors (33, all postally used), few chromo-litho types, advertising etc. Fair to VF (55)
Bookmarks collection in 2 albums and loose, early 20th Century to modern, British & Foreign, including woven silks (50), several samplers and other fabric types, advertising & promotional etc. Many attractive and unusual items. Mainly VG/VF (100s)
Late-19th Century to 1980s mix with attractive billheads, few notices, various leaflets, theatre programmes including The Windmill (2), photographs, brochures etc. Fair to VF (224 items)
Bookbinders' (20) and Booksellers' (92) Tickets,19th Century to modern, together with music copyright & purchase tax labels (151) arranged on album pages. British and Overseas. Mixed condition, especially the purchase tax labels. (263)
Danish Ephemera 19th Century to modern: an extensive collection in carton with all periods well represented; including postcards, menus, brochures, many product labels (including large types) for a wide range of commodities, political including posters, etc, etc. Very good condition throughout. (Several 100s)
Assortment including numerous early 20th Century wafer seals & some publicity labels; promotional leaflet for Weldon's Journals; large illustrated brochure for the Queen Mary (cover damaged); and various postal history items from 19th Century. (Qty.)
Diane Cilento and Sean Connery: a signed copy of Diane Cilento's The Manipulator, Hodder & Stoughton, 1967, 1st Edn in a complete d/jkt, the jacket a little edgeworn with small tear top left of front panel, fine internally, no other inscriptions.
Auberon Waugh Will This Do? An Autobiography, signed by the author on title page; and Alexander Waugh's Fathers and Sons; both signed first editions in complete d/jkts, no other inscriptions.
Joseph Smith (translator) The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon upon plates taken from the plates of Nephi, Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball and Parley F. Pratt, Liverpool, 1841, First European Edition, in a contemporary grained morocco binding with gilt ruling, a.e.g., gilt title & decorated compartments to backstrip, a little rubbed at extremities o/w fine; a couple of small fox marks to title page o/w fine internally, and free of inscriptions; the first European (and UK) edition of The Book of Mormon extremely scarce.
John Purves (trans.) and Evelyn Abbott (editor) The Iliad of Homer Percival & Co., 1891, number 39 of 75 on hand-made paper, numbered and signed by the printers R & R Clark; original worn cloth frayed at foot of spine and along part of the front hinge; armorial bookplate of Thomas Egerton Tatton. Uncut two sides. Endpapers browned o/w fine internally.
The English Hymnal Oxford University Press, 1959, 24mo (140 x 95mm) in a Fine Binding by Bayntum Riviere, two-colour morocco with gilt decoration & title, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. Front panel slightly marked, backstrip a little faded o/w fine.
Fine Bindings by Bumpus of London in full leather comprising Rabindranath Tagore Gitanjali, 1916, and Daily Light on the Daily Path, S. Bagster c.1920; the former in an exquisite blind-tooled & gilt design to front & back covers, backstrip with gilt titles and decorated compartments, a.e.g., showing just a hint of wear, endpapers with browning to perimeter; the latter in grained morocco, gilt ruling and title, a.e.g, some fading and small imperfections, the text with the occasional minor tone mark. (2)
Walter Haigh A New Glossary of the Dialect of the Huddersfield District, Oxford, 1928, orig. cloth, gilt, a little worn, fine internally; and a selection of Yorkshire & Lancashire dialect prose & verse including Samuel Laycock (2), Ammon Wrigley etc. Mainly good to fine. (13)
Miguel Cervantes de Saavedra (trans. Charles Jarvis) Don Quixote De la Mancha, Joseph Thomas, 1840, 3 vols, orig. worn cloth, gilt, some damage to backstrips, armorial bookplates of William Henry White; with 800 illustrations after Tony Johannot, each volume with tissue-guarded frontispiece; occasional tone mark but largely clean internally