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Folio Society books in slipcases, some in sets, mostly VG/VF, the Grimm's Fairy Tales and one other are faded. No inscriptions. (18)
Folio Society books in slipcases, some in sets including Oscar Wilde in three volumes. Mostly VG/VF but the slipcase of Notable Historical Trials is split, and Arabian Nights has a slightly marked spine. No inscriptions. (28)
Assorted ephemera 1900s/1950s some of transport interest including City of Manchester Driving Licenses for 1911, 1913, 1915, 1916, 1920 and 1924; 1952 HMSO Report on the Railway Accident at Harrow Station and related newspapers; an issue of The Pawnbroker's Gazette 1949; few PPCs including embroidered silk for The Cheshire Regiment (some foxing); and sundry other items. Mixed condition. (Qty)
A hollowed-out book containing a small Belgian 19th Century pistol designed to fire a .22 rimfire blank cartridge, the trigger action in good working order, the barrel blocked. The book published in Paris, 1751, with worn gilt decoration. The gun 11.3cm in length.
Assorted photographs, between 4.5 x 6.5” and 10 x 12”, mostly UK social history and transport interest, a mix of original printings and repro. Mixed quality. (119)
Winston S. Churchill The Second World War, Vols.1 to 3, 1948-1950, all first editions in VG d/jkts, volume 1 with ownership inscription; Herbert Cole Heraldry and Floral Forms as used in Decoration, Dent, 1922, pictorial cloth, near fine; and a selection of other books. (12)
Mary Renault The Alexander Trilogy: Fire from Heaven, The Persian Boy, Funeral Games. Folio Society, 2013, very fine set in fine slipcase; together with two other Folio Society publications, and an unrelated title.
Carton of Newspapers (mostly 19th Century) with much North Cheshire related, some Government reports on factory explosions, WW2 booklets on Air Raid precautions, few magazines, etc. Mixed condition. (over 6 kilos)
19th Century Topographical photographs laid down in four large albums, many large format, with views of UK tourist locations with good Scotland, Channel Islands, and France (especially Paris); many albumen prints by George W. Wilson, John Valentine and others. Also few posed groups. Photographs mostly fine, the albums in very mixed condition. (352)
19th Century Topographical photographs and photogravures laid down and loose in five large albums, many large format, with views of UK tourist locations, plus France and Switzerland; a few hand-coloured. Also few posed groups. Mostly VG/VF, the albums in very mixed condition. (511)
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)
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)
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].
Selection of Crime Fiction hardbacks, all in d/jkts, including Agatha Christie and other popular authors; several are first editions, a few with ownership inscriptions. Fair to fine, mostly good/VG. (38)
C.S. Lewis The Chronicles of Narnia, Folio Society, 1998, the second printing, very fine set of seven volumes, green cloth, gilt, in the issued slipcase; the slipcase with small puncture to rear panel, a little shelf wear top and bottom.
Mervyn Peake The Gormenghast Trilogy, Folio Society, 2000, the second printing, very fine set of three volumes, pictorial cloth, in the issued slipcase, the slipcase near fine (tiny mark on top panel).
Alexandre Dumas The Count of Monte Cristo, Folio Society, 1999, first printing, pictorial cloth, gilt, very fine in near-fine slipcase.
Salman Rushdie Satanic Verses, Viking, 1988, 1st Edition, 1st printing, in complete d/jkt, signed by the author on title page, the book & jacket both VF.
Robert Louis Stevenson Treasure Island, illustrated by Ralph Steadman, 1985, First Edn., in d/jkt, signed by the artist on front endpaper; and other first editions in d/jkts of Ralph Steadman illustrated works comprising Animal Farm, The Complete Alice and Scar Strangled Banger. All fine in fine d/jkts. (4)
John le Carre The Russia House, 1989 and Single & Single, 1999, both first editions signed by the author on title page, with Waterstone's publicity bands; and 1st editions of Smiley's People and The Secret Pilgrim. All in fine d/jkts, Smiley's People price-clipped. (4)