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Railway, Industrial and shipping ephemera & publications from 19th Century to modern, including trade catalogues. Fair to fine. (abt.100 items)
Bookbinders' Tickets (11) and Booksellers' labels (63), arranged on stockcards, together with mechanical music copyright and tax labels. (97 items)
Edward Thomas George Borrow, 1912, and The Life of the Duke of Marlborough, 1915, both large paper editions, uncut two sides, VG; Robert Blatchford A Book About Books, 1903; Samuel Bamford Passages in the Life of a Radical, 1844, 2 vols, recased & repaired; and four others, plus a small pamphlet. Small ownership stamps/labels to front endpapers. Fair to fine (10)
Folio Society publications, including boxed sets of Mark Twain Collected Stories and Fernand Braudel The Mediterranean & the Mediterranean World. All in slipcases. Also The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Cat Breeds. Fine (few slipcases slightly marked). (12 volumes)
Folio Society publications, 1990s, including boxed sets of Thomas Hardy (6 volumes) and Evelyn Waugh Sword of Honour, Walter de la Mare's Motley in acetate d/jkt (as issued) others all in the slipcases. Tess of the d'Urbervilles slightly marked on spine o/w fine. (18 volumes)
The National Review, London, 1919-1923, thirty-three issues of this monthly journal, spines frayed, stamps of the The Old Rectory Club, Manchester, covers dust-affected, fine internally. Also two issues of The Nineteenth Century and After 1936. (35)
Autograph collection in modern album, mostly signed photos & prints, all with ink signatures including Lena Horne, Rex Harrison, Ernest Borgnine, Kirk Douglas, Paul Newman (creased), Leo Sayer, Jim Broadbent, Martin Sheen, Stella Stevens, Edith Evans, Richard Briers, and others, mostly entertainers. Mixed quality. (49 items)
A collection of autographs including ink-signed photos of Tony Blair, Peter Egan, Kevin Whatley, Lenny Henry (2), Susan Hampshire, Joan Plowright, Tom Courtenay, Wayne Sleep, and Tom Conti, plus cut signatures and few printed. VG/VF (39 items)
Autograph collection in an exercise book, obtained in the 1980s, including The Spinners, Les Dennis, Frank Bruno, The Searchers, Swinging Blue Jeans, Dave Berry, Gary Wilmot, Peters & Lee, Roger de Courcey, Frank Ifield, Geoff Hurst, Danny La Rue, Beverly Sisters, The Drifters, Terry Hall, Keith Harris, Frankie Vaughan, Gerry Marsden, Max Boyce, Tommy Steele, Bernard Manning, Jimmy Tarbuck, Acker Bilk, Kenny Lynch, Frankie Lane, Freddie Starr, and many others. Some pages removed. Some signatures ‘back to back.' (Qty)
19th & early 20th Century photographs including framed ambrotypes (2, one poor) and carte-de-visite (15), In Memoriam cards (13), cabinet photos, and other items, with much Southport & Ormskirk interest. (82 items)
Photographs and some gravures in albums and loose, Victorian to 1940, including 13 fine 6 x 8” 1880s views of North Wales & Chester. Most are 20th Century with many family photos and holiday snaps. Mixed quality. Some annotated. (approx..700)
Delacombe The Boys' Book of Airships, Grant Richards, 1910, one hundred photographic illustrations, foxing to text; Brereton Kidnapped by Moors, 1913, 1st Edn., near fine; Henty With the Allies to Pekin, 1904, 1st Edn, fine; and three others, all in VG/VF pictorial cloth bindings. (6)
Lewis Carroll Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and Through the Looking-Glass and what Alice found there, Macmillan, London, 1921, 92 illustrations by John Tenniel, gilt cloth, VG, no inscriptions; and three other assorted books. (4)
Carton containing wide variety of softback publications, plus leaflets, photos, many theatre programmes, advertising showcard for Hole's Ales (Newark), comics, and many other items. (Large qty)
Autograph albums (8) with numerous signatures from the world of sport, entertainment etc; including Harry Gregg, John Aston, Frankie Vaughan, many 1980s jazz musicians, etc. Two albums near empty.
F. Gordon Roe The Bronze Cross, 1945, signed internally by Victoria Cross winners Geoffrey Leonard Cheshire, Richard Burton, George Eardley, and Edward Chapman, the d/jkt damaged, binding weak; together with four Christmas cards signed by V.C. or G.C. Winners, and a copy of The Register of the Victoria Cross, 1981, in fine d/jkt; both books with ownership inscriptions at front.
An archive of entire letters 1800-1915 (plus few later) addressed to the Magee and Taylor families of New York, from various locations in the USA, some addressed to Europe, both business and family related, chiefly covering the period 1802-75 (the 1830s & 1840s very sparse); together with three works on family history including John Taylor: a Scottish Merchant of Glasgow and New York 1752-1833, 1917, and vendor's research notes. The Magee Family built up an important trade with China in the late-18th & 19th Century. Many items of postal history interest. (170 letters, plus books & notes).
Alfred Burton Rush-Bearing, Brook & Chrystal, 1891, gilt cloth, near fine; and P.H. Ditchfield Old English Customs, George Redway, 1896, gilt cloth, faded, VG internally; both with small ownership stamp.
John Ward Moston Characters at Work, 1911; John Booker A History of the Ancient Chapel of Blackley, in Manchester Parish, 1855, worn cloth, one plate stained; Percival Failsworth Folk and Failsworth Memories, 1901, pictorial boards; and other mainly Manchester related titles in mixed condition. Ownership signatures and/or handstamps to endpapers. (9)
Colin Renfrew and Paul Bahn The Cambridge World Prehistory, 2014, quarto, 3 volume set, in the issued d/jkts. VF, appear unread.