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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. Inner hinging cracked. 46 sides with 100s of items. 37 x 27.5cm.
Victorian Scrap album of French origin, landscape quarto, decorated cloth, with 100s of 19th Century Tade Cards and chromo-litho scraps laid down on 76 pages, some with faults but largely good condition with very many attractive items, album with worn front hinge.
Collection of In Memoriam cards (65) plus related ephemera, and various greeting cards, 1880s to 1930s with some better items noted. Several In Memoriam cards of Cambridgeshire or Essex origin. Mainly good to VF. Housed in modern album. (145)
Victorian to 1920s Photographs, mostly medium to large format, wide variety including posed groups, industrial, some Scottish topography. Varied condition. (32).
Photographs, large format, mainly 19th Century, mostly laid down on boards; mainly UK topography especially Lincoln; barge scene at Farleigh Bridge, Kent; the Swedenborgian Chapel & School, Peter Street, Manchester; the Hospital Ship H.M.S. China; seven of artworks by J.M.W. Turner; and few others. Also few gravures. Mostly VG/VF (30)
Bookplates with many 19th Century armorial and some later pictorial types; duplication and some mixed condition. (74)
Box of advertisements taken from mainly 1940s issues of Country Life, plus some earlier from other magazines, mostly Motoring, Tobacco and Alcohol. Clean lot. (100s)
Softback publications especially guide books and local history, 1920s to 1980s, plus assorted ephemera from 19th Century with billheads, some fashion plates, and other items with few autographs. Mixed condition. (Qty, about 5.5 kilos)
Reed's Lilliput Maori Proverbs, Lilliput Maori Place Names and Lilliput Dictionary: Maori-English, English-Maori, A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1960; set of three miniature books in special book stand fashioned from New Zealand Timber with Koruru carvings. Books 5 x 3.5cm. Flexible plastic covers. Fine
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)
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)
The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, Vols.1 and 2, W.W. Norton & Co, quarto, cloth bound, fine, in slightly edgeworn d/jkts, no internal inscriptions. The volumes include the original illustrations by Sidney Paget and other contemporary sources. (Weight 4.5 kilos)
A selection of Fiction with many 1st Editions in d/jkts, a few author signed including Salman Rushdie and John Banville; includes some second printings including T.H. White The Sword in the Stone (1939), and few paperbacks. Most with gift inscriptions. Good to fine. (46)
Rabelais Gargantua & Pantagruel, Oxford, 1934, 3 vols, first editions in their ‘World's Classics' series, all in VG/F d/jkts; and six other 'World's Classics' in varied condition. Ownership inscriptions. (9)
J.M. Dent ‘Everyman's Library' editions, twelve in d/jkts including Samuel Richardson's Clarissa in four volumes. Ownership inscriptions. Fair to VG. (15)
Martin Amis The Rachel Papers, Jonathan Cape, 1973, first edition in VG d/jkt, and four other Martin Amis firsts of which two have New Fiction Library labels overlaying the Cape logo at the foot of the spine of the jackets. Ownership inscriptions. (5)
Melvyn Bragg First Editions in d/jkts all warmly inscribed to his close friend the songwriter Alan Blaikley (1940-2022), plus one to Alan's sister Marian; together with a novel by Melvyn Bragg's daughter Marie-Elsa similarly inscribed to Alan Blaikley. Alan Blaikley in collaboration with Ken Howard wrote a series of international hits in the 1960s and 1970s. Fine (7)
John Lennon In His Own Write, Jonathan Cape, 1964, a rare signed First Edition, the signature obtained on the 18th June 1965 by Alain Blaikley at the BBC during Lennon's interview with Cliff Michelmore on the Tonight programme. Alan Blaikley (1940-2022) was a songwriter responsible for a string of international hits during the 1960s and 1970s. From 1962-1964 he worked for the BBC as a trainee producer on the Tonight programme and subsequently continued to work for them on a freelance basis. Lennon appeared on the programme to talk about his latest book A Spaniard in the Works (Cape, 1965) and Alan Blaikley got him to sign a copy of the teleplay for that evening's show. Alan then gifted the autograph to his sister Marian and it was affixed to her copy of In His Own Write which bears her signature above that of John Lennon's. The book shows some peripheral wear and pp.9-14 are partly detached, requiring attention. The lot includes Marian's first edition copy of A Spaniard in the Works with her ownership inscription dated 28th June 1965.
A.A. Milne selection including Winnie-The-Pooh, Methuen, 1927, the third edition (ownership signature) and a copy of the fifth edition (cover a little faded); The House at Pooh Corner, 1928, first edition, prize bookplate to front pastedown; and three others including a 1946 Australian edition of When We Were Very Young. Good/Fine. Also Christopher Milne The Enchanted Places, 1975 in d/jkt. (7)
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.