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Auction No 408, Category: Antiquarian

18 Lots (displaying 1 - 18)

Robert Watt "Bibliotheca Britannica; or A General Index to British and Foreign Literature", Archibald Constable & Co., 1824, First Edition,

Lot: 2

  • Auction Date: Wed 6th Apr 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £30 - £40
SOLD £30
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Robert Watt Bibliotheca Britannica; or A General Index to British and Foreign Literature, Archibald Constable & Co., 1824, First Edition, four volume set, quarto, ex-library, bound in 20th Century cloth with library markings to spines, stamps to front pastedowns and top edge of textblocks; some foxing to titles & half-titles; good clean text. (4)

Scrapbook of the London Bookseller R. Ridgill Trout, late-1920s & 1930s, comprising photographs (28), half-tone prints (6), brochures (4),

Lot: 4

  • Auction Date: Wed 6th Apr 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £80 - £120
SOLD £70
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Scrapbook of the London Bookseller R. Ridgill Trout, late-1920s & 1930s, comprising photographs (28), half-tone prints (6), brochures (4), correspondence (18), newscuttings & other ephemera, all tipped-in or laid down but o/w in good condition; the quarto size scrapbook in a poor half-leather binding, front cover detached. (Qty)

[G. N. Wright] and Thomas Allom (illustrator) "The Chinese Empire Historical and Descriptive illustrating the Manners and Customs of the Chinese

Lot: 24

  • Auction Date: Wed 6th Apr 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £400 - £500
SOLD £350
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[G. N. Wright] and Thomas Allom (illustrator) The Chinese Empire Historical and Descriptive illustrating the Manners and Customs of the Chinese in a series of Steel Engravings, London Printing and Publishing Co., c.1860, new edition; in the 8 issued parts with original pictorial wraps, three with covers marked or chipped, plates rather loose, one part disbound; old library labels to inside front covers; the 132 tissue-guarded plates in fine condition, few text pages foxed. Lacking Maps.

F.M. Morris "A Series of Picturesque Views of Seats of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland", William Mackenzie, [1866-88],

Lot: 25

  • Auction Date: Wed 6th Apr 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £80 - £120
SOLD £60
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F.M. Morris A Series of Picturesque Views of Seats of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, William Mackenzie, [1866-88], quarto, six vols, in the publisher's elaborate gilt cloth, front board of vol.1 near detached, others worn at exremities; complete with the 240 colour plates; some occasional spotting to text and the tissue-guards. Ownership signature to front pastedowns. One plate torn through margin. (6)  

Owen Jones "The Grammar of Ornament", Bernard Quaritch, 1868; folio, rebound in modern cloth with gilt leather title;

Lot: 46

  • Auction Date: Wed 6th Apr 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £40 - £50
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Owen Jones The Grammar of Ornament, Bernard Quaritch, 1868; folio, rebound in modern cloth with gilt leather title; title page & preface damaged & repaired (with some loss); 70 fine coloured plates (of 112).

A. Welby Pugin and Bernard Smith "Glossary of Ecclesiastical Ornament and Costume", Henry Bohn, London, 1846, 2nd (enlarged) Edition;

Lot: 47

  • Auction Date: Wed 6th Apr 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £80 - £120
SOLD £64
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A. Welby Pugin and Bernard Smith Glossary of Ecclesiastical Ornament and Costume, Henry Bohn, London, 1846, 2nd (enlarged) Edition; large format (33cm), rebound in quarter maroon leather, gilt, VG; ownership inscription to front endpaper; colour plates & frontispiece complete, with tissue-guards, light browning to periphery, last five plates show damp-staining to lower margin. 

G. F. Handel "Acis and Galatea" and "Samson", both arranged for organ or piano by John Clarke; Button & Whittaker,1809,

Lot: 52

  • Auction Date: Wed 6th Apr 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £20 - £30
SOLD £15
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G. F. Handel Acis and Galatea and Samson, both arranged for organ or piano by John Clarke; Button & Whittaker, 1809, folio, 19th Century half-leather, worn, marbled boards; title pages and scores printed from copper-engraved plates, Acis with an additional dedication page; both lack front free endpaper o/w VG/Fine internally. (2)

John Richardson, William Baird and others "The Museum of Natural History" William Mackenzie [1860], in 8 divisions, publisher’s gilt cloth,

Lot: 57

  • Auction Date: Wed 6th Apr 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £50 - £70
SOLD £56
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John Richardson, William Baird and others The Museum of Natural History, William Mackenzie [1860], in 8 divisions, publisher's gilt cloth, one vol. slightly cocked, six of the volumes with plates complete or near complete, the volume on Reptiles and one of the Bird volumes raided. Many of the plates hand-coloured. Also qty of loose plates from another edition. Largely free of foxing.

Samuel Lewis "A Topographical Dictionary of England", 1835, Third Edition, 5 volumes, quarto, contemporary marbled cloth, gilt titles,

Lot: 60

  • Auction Date: Wed 6th Apr 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £100 - £150
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Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1835, Third Edition, 5 volumes, quarto, contemporary marbled cloth, gilt titles, some wear, the 116 plates of County and Town maps/plans complete, lacking the general map of England and the London plan; occasional foxing affecting a few of the maps and some pages of the text but largely clean internally; partly unopened along top edge. (5)

[Julia] Pardoe, and William Bartlett (illustrator) "The Beauties of the Bosphorus", George Virtue,1839, quarto, bound in full morocco, gilt,

Lot: 61

  • Auction Date: Wed 6th Apr 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £80 - £100
SOLD £115
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[Julia] Pardoe, and William Bartlett (illustrator) The Beauties of the Bosphorus, George Virtue, 1839, quarto, bound in full morocco, gilt, for Mrs. J.A. Mead, a little worn at extremities, marbled endpapers with gilt leather turn-ins, a.e.g.; the plates (with map) complete; foxing to title page and all the plates to varying degrees, generally confined to plate margins; margin of pp.109/110 torn and repaired.

L.T. Ventouillac "Paris and its Environs displayed in a Series of Picturesque Views", Robert Jennings, 1829, Vol.1 (of two);

Lot: 62

  • Auction Date: Wed 6th Apr 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £50 - £70
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L.T. Ventouillac Paris and its Environs displayed in a Series of Picturesque Views, Robert Jennings, 1829, Vol.1 (of two); quarto, half leather, gilt, worn at extremities, marbled boards; 116pp of bilingual text and 116 engraved views. Browning/foxing to varying degrees, mainly affecting the text and plate margins. (Vol.2 issued in 1831)

George Virtue, Thomas Allen and others "Virtue’s Picturesque Beauties of Great Britain - Kent", G. Virtue, London [1833]; quarto, half- leather,

Lot: 63

  • Auction Date: Wed 6th Apr 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £70 - £100
SOLD £76
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George Virtue, Thomas Allen and others Virtue's Picturesque Beauties of Great Britain – Kent, G. Virtue, London [1833]; quarto, half-leather, marbled boards, spine very worn; lacks half-title o/w VG internally with engraved title page, fine folding map and 62 pages with 123 engravings; a few plates affected by foxing, some faint damp-staining to upper margin of six plates but largely clean and attractive.  

G. N. Wright "Ireland Illustrated, from original drawings", H. Fisher, Son, & Jackson, London 1831, half-calf, gilt, marbled boards, VG;

Lot: 64

  • Auction Date: Wed 6th Apr 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £60 - £80
SOLD £74
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G. N. Wright Ireland Illustrated, from original drawings, H. Fisher, Son, & Jackson, London 1831, half-calf, gilt, marbled boards, VG; fine internally with all engraved plates; together with another copy, without binding & endpapers o/w complete & fairly clean; and J. Stirling Coyne The Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland, G. Virtue, Vol.1 only in poor binding, the plates complete, foxed at periphery. (3)

"The Ports, Harbours, Watering-Places and Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain", Virtue & Co, [1842], illustrated by W.H. Bartlett and others,

Lot: 65

  • Auction Date: Wed 6th Apr 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £80 - £100
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The Ports, Harbours, Watering-Places and Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain, Virtue & Co, [1842], illustrated by W.H. Bartlett and others, two volumes bound as one; quarto, half-leather,gilt, some wear; 130 engraved plates, foxing to periphery of many plates, last eight plates with damp-staining at one corner.

Thomas Moule "Great Britain Illustrated: A Series of Original Views from Drawings by William Westall", Charles Tilt, 1830, quarto, half-leather, gilt

Lot: 66

  • Auction Date: Wed 6th Apr 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £50 - £60
SOLD £30
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Thomas Moule Great Britain Illustrated: A Series of Original Views from Drawings by William Westall, Charles Tilt, 1830, quarto, half-leather, gilt, worn at extremities; contemp.ownership signature to front endpaper; engraved title page, 59 tissue-guarded plates with 118 engraved views. Occasional toning to plate margins but largely clean. 

G. N. Wright and Thomas Allen "Lancashire, its History, Legends, and Manufactures", Peter Jackson, [c.1843], quarto, 2 vols (bound as one),

Lot: 67

  • Auction Date: Wed 6th Apr 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £60 - £80
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G. N. Wright and Thomas Allen Lancashire, its History, Legends, and Manufactures, Peter Jackson, [c.1843], quarto, 2 vols (bound as one), half-morocco, gilt, some wear, frontispiece and engraved title foxed, the many plates generally free of foxing or with some spotting to the plate margins. Lacks maps.  Approx 145 engravings.

"The Beauties of England and Wales: or Delineations Topographical, Historical and Descriptive", John Harris [1810-15],

Lot: 68

  • Auction Date: Wed 6th Apr 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £100 - £130
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The Beauties of England and Wales: or Delineations Topographical, Historical and Descriptive, John Harris [1810-15], octavo, a bound volume of the plates only; full black morocco, gilt, worn a.e.g. Comprises engraved title page and 172 engraved plates. Variable foxing throughout, generally light or confined to plate margins.

Thomas Rose "Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham & Northumberland Illustrated from original drawings by Thomas Allom", Fisher, Son, & Co., 1832;

Lot: 70

  • Auction Date: Wed 6th Apr 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £40 - £60
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Thomas Rose Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham & Northumberland Illustrated from original drawings by Thomas Allom, Fisher, Son, & Co., 1832; quarto, 3 vols (bound in two) in poor half-leather bindings; VG internally with the many tissue-guarded plates, some with browning (confined to plate margins); appears to lack General View of Windermere Lake. 214 engraved views plus engraved title pages.