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Victorian autograph album, oblong quarto, bound in half-leather, gilt, some wear at corners, containing cut-signatures, some complete letters, and some related ephemera, mid-19th Century to 1920s, mounted with stamp hinges; includes Muirhead Bone and other artists; Claude Grahame White (aviator); sporting celebrities; vocalists and musicians; Hans Richter, Hermann Lohr (a.l.s.) and other composers; political, church leaders and others. Good condition. Several items are loosely inserted. (60 signed items)
Large Carton with many engravings from 18th Century, album of cigarette cards (near-sets and part-sets), glamour trade cards, coloured plates by Margaret Tarrant, some modern philatelic items, etc. The engravings comprise topographical, portraits and maritime. Mostly VG/VF. (Large qty) (12 kilos)
Leather Bindings. The Encyclopaedia Britannica 1962, 18 of 24 volumes (including Map volume) and the Britannica Events of the Year 1961-69 complete, all bound in matching full morocco by the Dorstel Press of Harlow, gilt with raised bands, and gilt edged; some volumes have a light tape stain to the endpapers o/w a fine and attractive group of shelf-fillers. (27 volumes)
A folio size Scrap Album 1870s/1890s of United States origin with an impressive range of chromo-litho Trade Cards, greetings cards with novelty types, bookmarks, prints etc. Includes Church & Dwight Beautiful Birds of America 1894 (6, size M) and other better. All laid down but o/w VG/Fine. Many attractive items. Some pages removed. (abt. 260 items)
A large format 19th Century Scrapbook of American origin, with bas-relief cover, containing chromo-litho Advertising ephemera and scraps, many issued by companies based in Troy, New York. Includes impressive large showcard for Laird's Soap and many other attractive items. In addition the album contains around 80 calling cards, many with chromo-litho artwork. All laid down o/w VG/Fine. Two items removed. (over 350 items)
Victorian to 1930s Greetings Cards (55), few Trade cards, and some Bookmarks in modern album, some of the greetings cards with PC backs. Includes a 19th Century paper lace types and many other better designs. Mostly VG/VF (71)
Mid-19th Century to 1930s Ephemera including Victorian hand-coloured fashion plates (18), 1920s/30s Advertising interest with give-aways, booklets, leaflets etc; plus few cuttings & scraps. Fair to VF (49 items)
Victorian Scrap Album, quarto, gilt pictorial cloth, worn, with 78 sides filled with 100s of attractive 19th Century to early Edwardian greetings cards, and chromo-litho scraps, all laid down. VG internally. Includes some cigarette cards. (over 500 items)
Thomas Wright (Ed.) The Royal Dictionary Cyclopaedia for Universal Reference, London Printing & Publishing Co.,[1860s], five volumes, half-leather, gilt titles, some wear, text-block of vol.5 detached; clean internally with the many folding maps, plus engraved plates.
Victorian Scrap Album, large format, elaborate decorated cloth, including an impressive range of large and some giant scraps, with a superb full-page Father Christmas, plus clowns, children, animals, caricatures etc, together with chromo-litho greetings cards, and cuttings from a children's book. Includes set of six of The Derby spread over two sides. Inner hinging cracked. 46 sides with 100s of items. 37 x 27.5cm.
Box of Photographs, 19th Century to modern, mostly portraits including Victorian carte-de-visite (42) and cabinet size (12), WWI military group, WW2 servicemen, etc. Poor to fine. (136). Also few packs of small photos including album of 1935 Silver Jubilee (12) issued by Photochrom.
Licence for a 2-wheeled Cart, 1785, issued by the Stamp Office to Thomas Adams of Alnwick, signed by Joseph Roberts, controller of stamps, Northumberland. Single sheet, 34 x 21cm. Together with 1784 receipt issued to Adams for £1 in Duty payment for Two Saddle Horses, similarly signed. Folds o/w VG/Fine. (2)
Patriotic Flag celebrating the Coronation of George VI with inset portrait of the King. VG
Stage Carriage Licence of 1835 issued to John Burn of Alnwick & Joseph Burn of Berwick upon Tweed, signed by Robert Thorp, Distributor of Stamps for part of Northumberland. 37.5 x 24cm. Some light foxing and folds o/w VG.
Collection of Wax Seals, 18th and early-19th Century, culled from letters and documents, housed in a modern album; one seal attached to the engraved frontispiece of the music publisher Louis Leoni Lee. A few items damaged but mostly VG/VF. (171)
Victorian Photograph Album (without photos) intended for Sporting mementos with attractive illustrated pages, quarto, full leather with metal clasp, VG; plus a partly filled 19th Century scrap album with printed pages; and two commonplace books of drawings & verses. Fair to VG (4)
Flowers and Views of the Holy Land, 1900s/1920s, a selection of four different all with pressed flowers and coloured views, all bound in olive-wood boards, two showing slight cracking to the boards o/w fine. (4)
Snaffles (Charles Johnson Payne) More Bandobast, Collins, 1936, 12 colour plates, VG; Harry A. Franck Vagabonding Down the Andes, 1917, inscribed by the author, map torn & other faults; Bernt Balchen Come North With Me, 1959, 1st UK Edn in VG d/jkt; The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen, Newnes, 1899, illustrated by Helen Stratton, rebound in gilt cloth; and two others. Varied condition. (6)
J. A. Cole (compiler, freeman of Norwich): large Scrap Albums, two volumes, compiled 1845-1880s, with numerous chromo-litho scraps, steel and wood engravings with many hand-coloured, few photos, etc, some pages removed, 564 sides remain, a few items removed or damaged but very largely intact. Includes complete sequence of 10 hand-coloured plates “The old woman tossed up in a basket”. Many attractive items. Bindings are worn half-leather. (These are Vols 2 and 4 of four or more volumes)
Life in the A.T.S. and Life as a Nurse, Raphael Tuck, WW2, in the Tuck's ‘Better Little Books' series, pictorial wraps, VG, scarce; plus 5 greetings cards.