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Auction No 412, Wed 28th Sep 2022 12:00 BST

222 Lots (displaying 1 - 20)

Assorted books including Tolkien "The Silmarillion", 1977, 1st Edn, first printing in a price-clipped d/jkt; John Macdonald "The House Guests",1966,

Lot: 1

  • Auction Date: Wed 28th Sep 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £40 - £50
SOLD £15
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Assorted books including Tolkien The Silmarillion, 1977, 1st Edn, first printing in a price-clipped d/jkt; John Macdonald The House Guests, 1966, 1st Edn., in d/jkt; and four Georges Simenon first editions in poor to fine d/jkts. Mixed condition. (16)

"The Times of India Annual "1935 and 1936, one colour plate removed from 1935 issue o/w complete, some fraying to spines,

Lot: 2

  • Auction Date: Wed 28th Sep 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £30 - £40
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The Times of India Annual 1935 and 1936, one colour plate removed from 1935 issue o/w complete, some fraying to spines, creasing to cover of 1935 issue; Photographs of the Year 1952, Illife & Sons, VG; and some related items. (7)

Assortment including Pollock’s Toy Theatre books 1970s (3), some original cartoon artwork & proofs by Roy Lane, bundle of Theatre Programmes,

Lot: 3

  • Auction Date: Wed 28th Sep 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £40 - £50
SOLD £30
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Assortment including Pollock's Toy Theatre books 1970s (3), some original cartoon artwork & proofs by Roy Lane, bundle of Theatre Programmes, few maps including large folding cloth-backed map of the Whiston Rural District covering much of Merseyside c.1908, mounted photos of sport teams (3), periodicals etc. (Qty)

Two leather-bound photo albums containing range of Victorian portrait photos, some cabinet size but mostly carte-de-visite.

Lot: 4

  • Auction Date: Wed 28th Sep 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £20 - £30
SOLD £42
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Two leather-bound photo albums containing range of Victorian portrait photos, some cabinet size but mostly carte-de-visite. Photos in generally good condition, the albums damaged. (78 photos)

Harvard Classics selection, six volumes, including "Voyages & Travels", Dante "The Divine Comedy", Manzoni "I Promessi Sposi"

Lot: 5

  • Auction Date: Wed 28th Sep 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £60 - £80
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Harvard Classics selection, six volumes, including Voyages & Travels, Dante The Divine Comedy, Manzoni I Promessi Sposi, Bunyan Pilgrim's Progress, and others; Easton Press, Millennium Editions, bonded leather, gilt, mint condition, four still in shrinkwrap. (6)

"Sacred Writings: Confucian, Hebrew, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Mohammedan", Easton Press, Millennium Edition, 2 volumes; bonded leather

Lot: 6

  • Auction Date: Wed 28th Sep 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £40 - £50
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Sacred Writings: Confucian, Hebrew, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Mohammedan, Easton Press, Millennium Edition, 2 volumes; bonded leather, gilt, raised bands, gilt-edged, ribbon bookmarkers. Mint condition. (2)

Harvard Classics selection, seven volumes, including Machiavelli, Descartes, Benevenuto Cellini, Edmund Burke, Francis Bacon

Lot: 7

  • Auction Date: Wed 28th Sep 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £100 - £140
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Harvard Classics selection, seven volumes, including Machiavelli, Descartes, Benevenuto Cellini, Edmund Burke, Francis Bacon and others; Easton Press, Millennium Editions, bonded leather, gilt, mint condition, all bar one in shrinkwrap. (7)

Assortment including "Jubilee History of the Congleton Co-Operative Society", 1910; some German tourist badges; etchings and original artwork;

Lot: 8

  • Auction Date: Wed 28th Sep 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £30 - £40
SOLD £26
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Assortment including Jubilee History of the Congleton Co-Operative Society, 1910; some German tourist badges; etchings and original artwork; qty of PHQ cards; and various other 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"

Lot: 9

  • Auction Date: Wed 28th Sep 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £60 - £80
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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 three related titles, all in d/jkts. VG/VF (6)

Illustrated books, large-format, mostly 1880s/1901, including Karl Eyth "Das Farbige Malerbuch", 1901 (93 of 96 colour plates),

Lot: 10

  • Auction Date: Wed 28th Sep 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £70 - £80
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Illustrated books, large-format, mostly 1880s/1901, including Karl Eyth Das Farbige Malerbuch, 1901 (93 of 96 colour plates), Racinet Le Costume Historique [1888], (95 of 100 colour plates), and Racinet L'Ornement Polychrome [1880], (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].    

Assortment with various s/backs, chiefly military, Yorkshire Dales and science; hand-coloured flower plates by James Andrews (2);

Lot: 11

  • Auction Date: Wed 28th Sep 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £40 - £50
SOLD £26
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Assortment with various s/backs, chiefly military, Yorkshire Dales and science; hand-coloured flower plates by James Andrews (2); and about 5000 Brooke Bond odds/part-sets. (Qty.)

Crime Fiction UK first editions, a selection in d/jkts, in mixed condition; including Agatha Christie’s "After the Funeral"

Lot: 12

  • Auction Date: Wed 28th Sep 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £50 - £60
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Crime Fiction UK first editions, a selection in d/jkts, in mixed condition; including Agatha Christie's After the Funeral a poor copy in a VG d/jkt, complete though edgeworn, small internal tape-repair; Raymond Chandler's The Long Good-Bye near fine in a damaged d/jkt with pieces missing. (6)

Crime Fiction selection, all (bar one) first editions in d/jkts; mixed condition, Colin Watson’s rare "Coffin Scarcely Used" (1958) in a VG d/jkt

Lot: 13

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  • Est: £40 - £50
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Crime Fiction selection, all (bar one) first editions in d/jkts; mixed condition, Colin Watson's rare Coffin Scarcely Used (1958) in a VG d/jkt has the front endpaper removed and foxing to half-title. (9)

Crime Fiction selection, all in d/jkts, mixed condition. Rex Stout "Three Witnesses" 1956, and Harry Carmichael "A Question of Time" 1958

Lot: 14

  • Auction Date: Wed 28th Sep 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £30 - £40
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Crime Fiction selection, all in d/jkts, mixed condition. Rex Stout Three Witnesses 1956, and Harry Carmichael A Question of Time 1958 are 1st Edns both in poor condition (the latter ex-library) but in the scarce good/VG d/jkts. (9)

Crime Fiction selection, all (bar one) in d/jkts. Condition is very mixed with some near fine. Includes fifteen 1st Editions.

Lot: 15

  • Auction Date: Wed 28th Sep 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £50 - £60
SOLD £30
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Crime Fiction selection, all (bar one) in d/jkts. Condition is very mixed with some near fine. Includes fifteen 1st Editions. H.C. Bailey's Mr Fortune Speaking is in its original d/jkt (chipped in places) but is badly wormed. (21)

Enid Blyton: an ink-signed autograph card laid down on pastedown of "Mr.Pink-Whistle Interferes",1970, with a repaired spine;

Lot: 16

  • Auction Date: Wed 28th Sep 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £40 - £60
SOLD £24
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Enid Blyton: an ink-signed autograph card laid down on pastedown of Mr.Pink-Whistle Interferes, 1970, with a repaired spine; together with three other books by Enid Blyton in mixed condition.

J. Jefferson Farjeon "The Llewellyn Jewel Mystery", Collins, 1948, 1st Edn in a good edgeworn d/jkt; and 7 other children’s books in d/jkts,

Lot: 17

  • Auction Date: Wed 28th Sep 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £20 - £30
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J. Jefferson Farjeon The Llewellyn Jewel Mystery, Collins, 1948, 1st Edn in a good edgeworn d/jkt; and 7 other children's books in d/jkts, mixed condition. (8)

Richard Chopping "The Fly", 1965, 1st U.S. Edition, and "The Ring", 1967, 1st UK Edition, both first printings in fine d/jkts,

Lot: 18

  • Auction Date: Wed 28th Sep 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £20 - £30
SOLD £30
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Richard Chopping The Fly, 1965, 1st U.S. Edition, and The Ring, 1967, 1st UK Edition, both first printings in fine d/jkts, no inscriptions, light tanning to front endpaper of The Ring.     

Box of fiction, all in d/jkts, including James Reeves "Exploits of Don Quixote", 1959, 1st Edn, illustrated by Edward Ardizzone, gift inscription;

Lot: 19

  • Auction Date: Wed 28th Sep 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £40 - £50
SOLD £20
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Box of fiction, all in d/jkts, including James Reeves Exploits of Don Quixote, 1959, 1st Edn, illustrated by Edward Ardizzone, gift inscription; Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan the Untamed, 1929 and Tarzan the Terrible, 1933, both in good d/jkts; first editions by Nevil Shute, H.E.Bates, Alistair Maclean and others. Mixed condition. (25)  

Victor Gunn "Dead in a Ditch", Collins 1959, 1st Edn in fine d/jkt, and "Death at Traitors’ Gate", Collins, 1960, 1st Edn in good d/jkt,

Lot: 20

  • Auction Date: Wed 28th Sep 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £50 - £60
SOLD £44
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Victor Gunn Dead in a Ditch, Collins 1959, 1st Edn in fine d/jkt, and Death at Traitors' Gate, Collins, 1960, 1st Edn in good d/jkt, owner's signature; Harry Stephen Keeler The Voice of the Seven Sparrows and The Fourth King, both Ward Lock, in creased d/jkts; and a selection of other crime fiction & thrillers. Mixed condition. (10)