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Victorian Scrap album, quarto, decorated cloth, with 100s of 1880s to WW1 Greetings Cards and chromo-litho scraps laid down on 82 pages, good condition with very many attractive items, mostly 19th Century, the album with worn hinges. Includes cigarette cards comprising sets of Ogden British Birds 1905 and Birds'Eggs 1908, plus Taddy Royalty Series No.21
Autograph albums (2), RAF items, enamelled badges, etc; including signatures of pilots notably Naomi Heron-Maxwell, Louis Rowley (killed in action 1940), Geoffrey Tyson (RAF test pilot), Jean Meakin (the only female member of Alan Cobham's Flying Circus), and Leslie Holmes (killed in action 1941), plus Cricketers including Ernest Tyldesley and the Australian Alan Fairfax (dated 1938). The lot also contains the RAF Training Log Book for 1685816 A. Johnson Jan-March 1944, who obtained the autographs in person in the late 1930s.
Alain Rene le Sage Les Avantures de Gil Blas de Santillane, Jean Nourse, London, 1749, 12mo, 4 vols, with 32 fine engraved plates; full leather, very worn, two with boards detached; together with Smollett's translation of the same work, 1792, in 4 vols, complete with the engravings, front board of vol.1 detached; and various others, mostly antiquarian. Poor to VG (18)
Two Victorian leather-bound albums of carte-de-visite and cabinet size photographs, largely family portraits, some with few research notes, including impressive 1904 Shop Front of Llangefni High Street. Mixed quality. (93)
Late-19th Century to 1970s photographs, largely family snaps, some studio portraits etc. Mixed quality. (Few 100s)
Assortment including fine embroidered silk napkin for the Royal Artillery with lace border, 1940s/50s ephemera and qty of PPCs.
Late-19th Century to 1940s Greetings Cards and scraps, plus few softbacks etc, in large shoebox; good condition with many attractive items. (Some 100s)
Frederick Warne ‘Observer's Book' series including Automobiles 1955 (binding shaken) and 1965; Ferns 1961, Common Insects, 1964, and Lichens 1963 (1st Edition). Most in d/jkts, fair to fine but mainly VG. No ownership inscriptions and fine internally. (17)
Late-19th Century to 1930s Greetings Cards with many folding types and PPCs, mostly 1900s/1920s, in album and loose; together with a ‘Half-Mask' of The Old Professor by Raphael Tuck. Fair to VF (abt.275)
Bundle of wood-engraved plates taken from disbound volumes of The National Encyclopaedia, William Mackenzie, , mostly industrial, scientific and natural history. Good clean lot. (over 200)
Early 20th Century 4x3” Photographs of good quality including horse-drawn delivery cart of Pilbram Family Butchers of Bexhill and their shop, street scenes of Bexhill and Sussex villages, shipping including German warship, the Canada pavilion at the Franco-British Exhibition and other London views, the Dovedale Temperance Hotel and other Derbyshire topography, Liverpool, family photos, etc. Some badly faded or damaged but the large majority fine. In old slot-in album (photos easily removed), the album damaged, pages loose. (168 photos)
Early Newspapers comprising The Connecticut Courant Jan.15th 1787, 4pp broadsheet, browned, peripheral faults o/w VG; The Albion (Liverpool) 1832 (some damage); The Liverpool Mercury 1811; and The York Herald 1853 (with an article on the Ocean Penny Postage scheme). (4)
Carton of magazines, comics, large shipping photographs, family photos etc; including Boy's Own Paper 1899 (3) and 1916-19 (3), Scientific American 1907 and 1912 (Panama Canal construction); plus pictorial sheet music, engravings and other items. Mixed condition. (Qty)
Mrs. Rodolph Stawell Fabre's Book of Insects, Hodder & Stoughton , illustrated by E.J. Detmold, quarto, original cloth with gilt decoration, front board slightly bowed, front endpaper removed, light foxing to half-title o/w VG with all tissue-guarded coloured plates and very clean internally.
The Complete Works of Shakespeare, edited by Barry Cornwall; London Printing & Publishing Company , 3 volumes, illustrated by Kenny Meadows including 100 steel-engraved plates; half-leather bindings in poor condition; title pages foxed but generally clean internally, occasional minor spotting.
Samuel Neil (Ed.) The Library Shakespeare, William Mackenzie, , nine vols, quarto, gilt pictorial cloth, illustrated by George Cruikshank & others, 64 lithographed plates (32 in full colour), browning to text margins and half-titles, the plates with occasional finger marks in margin o/w VG; bindings sound but showing worn corners and fraying at top & foot of the spines. An attractive set. (9)
Walter Leaf , Andrew Lang & Ernest Myers The Iliad of Homer Macmillan, 1895, together with Leaf's A Companion to the Iliad, 1892, octavo, in matching half-leather, worn, lacking title labels; armorial bookplates of Norman H. Oldham with his inscription at top of title pages o/w fine internally. (2)
William Harrison Ainsworth The Good Old Times: The Story of the Manchester Rebels of '45, Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1873, 2 vols, sm.octavo, half-leather, gilt titles, some minor wear, fine internally. (2)
Tobias Smollett The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Routledge, 1892, 2 vols, and four other Smollett novels by Routledge, in matching half-leather, gilt, some wear, some marginal browning to prelims, occasional finger marks, generally fine internally. (6)
The Works of Henry Fielding Esq; with a Life of the Author, London, 1784, ten volume set, full polished calf, each with an engraved frontispiece; some wear, mainly to the spines, the gilt titles preserved, some minor browning but generally fine internally. Small private library bookplates of Halstead Place, Sevenoaks, to front pastedowns. (10)