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Carton of mixed Ephemera including leaflets, greetings cards, WWI military covers & cards, a musical box (working), children's films (Noddy and Popeye), certficates, glamour Strip Cards, etc, 1900s to modern, many useful items, and wide variety. Fair to VF (over 350 items)
Autograph album with early-19th to early 20th Century ALS and some cut signatures, mostly tipped-in; includes handwriting of Thomas Carlyle, and cut signature of Henry Irving. Fair to fine, the album damaged. (49 items)
Photographs from 19th Century to 1940s, various sizes, including Military (22), transport (15), ethnology (6), topographical (30), family (77, including album of 34 snapshots). Varied quality with better items noted. (148). Also few negatives & oddments.
Correspondence to (and from) the McMullan and Buckenham families of, Cambridge, Belfast and elsewhere, 1900s/1930s, all hand-written letters from a wide range of family members, friends and organisations, with some interest in the American New Thought Movement. VG condition. (651). Together with 25 family photos in a modern album.
A mainly WWI period correspondence between Jessie Blake of Chesham and her sweetheart Arthur Payne, a teacher, many of the latter from the Serbian Boys' Hostel in Dundee, comprising 731 letters in very good condition.
Box-file of late 19th Century receipts from businesses and organisations in Alnwick and other parts of Northumberland. Fair to fine. (387)
Two box-files of 1870s/1880s correspondence, receipts etc to W.Dickson solicitors & land-agents of Alnmouth, Northumberland, from a wide range of individuals, businesses and organisations. Fair to fine. (405 items)
Two box-files of correspondence, 1780s to 1880s, one with letters to solicitors in Alnwick & Alnmouth, the other with the same solicitors' notes and instructions mostly with endorsements by colleagues and clerks. Mixed condition. (569 items)
John N. Balston The Elder James Whatman, England's Greatest Paper Maker, 1992, 2 vols, together with Balston's The Whatmans and Wove Paper, 1998, and a related title, all in d/jkts. VG/VF (4)
Collection of mainly signed photographs of entertainers, some ink-signed, others with stamped or printed signatures, 1930s/40s; the ink-signed include Eric Portman (2), Max Miller, Wendy Hiller, Jean Collins, Ann Ziegler & Webster Booth, Margaret Lockwood, Ted Ray, Elsie & Doris Waters, Ralph Richardson, Jack Payne, Joe Loss, Mantovani, and William Bendix. VG/VF (75 items)
Mainly softback publications, 1920s to modern, with many guides, plus local history, civil engineering & others. Fair-fine. (103)
Four Victorian Scrap Albums (two large) with many 100s of chromo-litho scraps, greetings cards, engravings etc, all laid down; together with a number of loose scraps in plastic folders. Varied condition.
Three large-format Victorian Scrap Albums with many 100s of 19th Century to Edwardian chromo-litho scraps, greetings cards including novelty types, trade cards (many American), plus bookmarks and some prints. All laid down. Includes superb full-page Father Christmas and some other giant scraps. (Large qty)
Illustrated books, large-format, mostly 1880s/1901, including Karl Eyth Das Farbige Malerbuch, 1901 (93 of 96 colour plates), Racinet Le Costume Historique , (95 of 100 colour plates), and Racinet L'Ornement Polychrome , (100 colour plates). Mixed condition, with worn or damaged bindings, plates in VG condition. (6). Also some loose botanical plates. [Heavy lot, over 18 kilos].
Ian Fleming ‘James Bond' novels, a selection of Book Club editions, mostly 1950s/60s, all in fair to fine d/jkts, including two copies of Casino Royale, three issued by Macmillan, New York. (7)
Joan Fleming crime fiction First Edition selection in mostly good/fine d/jkts including A Daisy-Chain for Satan Hutchinson , Death of a Sardine Collins, 1963, and Screams from a Penny Dreadful, Hamish Hamilton, 1971 (price-clipped, with ownership signature). (7)
Crime Fiction and Thillers, all bar one in d/jkts, including Anthony Gilbert The Spinster's Secret, Collins Crime Club, 1946, 1st Edn (small piece missing from rear panel of d/jkt, o/w VG); Michael Gilbert Death Has Deep Roots, Hodder & Stoughton, 1951 in worn d/jkt (with repairs), publisher's file copy stamp to front endpaper; J.S. Fletcher The Markenmore Mystery, Herbert Jenkins, n.d. (1920s), and various others of which two are ex-library. No ownership inscriptions. Mixed condition. Mostly first editions. (23)
Berkeley Gray thrillers, a selection of First Editions, all published by Collins, all in fair to VG mylar-protected d/jkts, four with gift inscriptions, two re-priced by the publisher. Count Down for Conquest is ex-library, Conquest in Scotland with some damage to the text, others good/fine. (11)
Robert van Gulik The Chinese Maze Murders, Michael Joseph, 1962, first edition in a VG complete d/jkt, remains of owner's bookplate on reverse of front endpaper; and 1969 Heinemann re-issues of The Emperor's Pearl and The Red Pavilion both in d/jkts showing browning to the spines. (3)
Victor Gunn crime fiction, all Collins first editions, comprising Death on Shivering Sand, 1946; Nice Day for a Murder, 1945, in worn & chipped d/jkt, dealer's stamp to front endpaper; The Treble Chance Murder, 1958 in VG d/jkt, spotting to last few pages of text; Death at Traitors' Gate, 1960, ex-library, various faults; and Murder at the Motel, 1964, in poor d/jkt. (5)