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Auction No 408, Category: Books

58 Lots (displaying 1 - 20)

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)

Works on Book Printing plus four on bookbinders including "Book Types from Clowes", William Clowes, 1950, in frayed d/jkt;

Lot: 5

  • Auction Date: Wed 6th Apr 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £50 - £70
SOLD £30
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Works on Book Printing plus four on bookbinders including Book Types from Clowes, William Clowes, 1950, in frayed d/jkt; Arthur Hawkes The Birchley Hall Secret Press, 1926, orig.wraps, inscribed by the author, bound in library cloth, gilt; Fred Smeijers Counter Punch, Hyphen Press, 1996; Dorothy Harrop A History of the Gregynog Press, 1980, inscribed by the author; and related. Mainly VG to VF, nine in d/jkts (one ex-library). (27)

A.W. Pollard (Ed.) "The Library, a Quarterly Review of Bibliography - Transactions of the Bibliographical Society", 1920-1930, a set of 10 volumes,

Lot: 6

  • Auction Date: Wed 6th Apr 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £50 - £70
SOLD £86
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A.W. Pollard (Ed.) The Library, a Quarterly Review of Bibliography – Transactions of the Bibliographical Society, 1920-1930, a set of 10 volumes, ex. Birkbeck College library, printed cloth; and a duplicate volume for 1925/26 in publisher's quarter-cloth, uncut two sides. VG/Fine (11)

Nigel Tattersfield "Bookplates of Thomas Bewick", 1999, in d/jkt, fine, and "Thomas Bewick: The Complete Illustrative Work", 2011, 3 vol.set

Lot: 7

  • Auction Date: Wed 6th Apr 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £30 - £40
SOLD £46
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Nigel Tattersfield Bookplates of Thomas Bewick, 1999, in d/jkt, fine, and Thomas Bewick: The Complete Illustrative Work, 2011, 3 vol.set in slipcase, the slipcase bumped at one corner (affects one corner of vol.3); and other related items.   

Various works on Publishing houses and Booksellers including "The House of Jarrolds 1823-1923", and A. Edward Newton "End Papers" 1933,

Lot: 8

  • Auction Date: Wed 6th Apr 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £40 - £50
SOLD £26
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Various works on Publishing houses and Booksellers including The House of Jarrolds 1823-1923, and A. Edward Newton End Papers 1933, signed limited edition; of the others two are ex-library. Mostly VG/VF (18)   

Victorian Photograph Album (without photos) intended for Sporting mementos with attractive illustrated pages, quarto, full leather with metal clasp,

Lot: 9

  • Auction Date: Wed 6th Apr 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £40 - £50
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Victorian Photograph Album (without photos) intended for Sporting mementos with attractive illustrated pages, quarto, full leather with metal clasp, VG; plus a partly filled 19th Century scrap album with printed pages; and two commonplace books of drawings & verses. Fair to VG (4)

"Flowers and Views of the Holy Land", 1900s/1920s, a selection of four different all with pressed flowers and coloured views,

Lot: 10

  • Auction Date: Wed 6th Apr 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £50 - £60
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Flowers and Views of the Holy Land, 1900s/1920s, a selection of four different all with pressed flowers and coloured views, all bound in olive-wood boards, two showing slight cracking to the boards o/w fine. (4)   

Guinness Publications, a selection of softbacks including "The Guinness Alice", 1933 (1st Edn); "Alice Versary", 1959; "The Guinness Legends", 1934;

Lot: 12

  • Auction Date: Wed 6th Apr 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £70 - £100
SOLD £120
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Guinness Publications, a selection of softbacks including The Guinness Alice, 1933 (1st Edn); Alice Versary, 1959; The Guinness Legends, 1934; The Guinness Scrapbook, 1937; Hobby Horses, 1938; and similar of which six have a small ink annotation on front or internally. Fair to VF (17)

Snaffles (Charles Johnson Payne) "More Bandobast", Collins, 1936, 12 colour plates, VG; Harry A. Franck "Vagabonding Down the Andes", 1917,

Lot: 13

  • Auction Date: Wed 6th Apr 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £70 - £90
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Snaffles (Charles Johnson Payne) More Bandobast, Collins, 1936, 12 colour plates, VG; Harry A. Franck Vagabonding Down the Andes, 1917, inscribed by the author, map torn & other faults; Bernt Balchen Come North With Me, 1959, 1st UK Edn in VG d/jkt; The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen, Newnes, 1899, illustrated by Helen Stratton, rebound in gilt cloth; and two others. Varied condition. (6) 

Armorial Bookplates, an impressive collection from 18th Century in four albums, mostly 19th Century, some later, presented on album pages

Lot: 14

  • Auction Date: Wed 6th Apr 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £280 - £320
SOLD £510
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Armorial Bookplates, a an impressive collection from 18th Century in four albums, mostly 19th Century, some later, presented on album pages (with corner mounts). Largely VG/VF (203). Together with Edward Almack Bookplates, Methuen, 1904.

J. A. Cole (compiler, freeman of Norwich): large Scrap Albums, two volumes, compiled 1845-1880s, with numerous chromo-litho scraps,

Lot: 15

  • Auction Date: Wed 6th Apr 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £150 - £250
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J. A. Cole (compiler, freeman of Norwich): large Scrap Albums, two volumes, compiled 1845-1880s, with numerous chromo-litho scraps, steel and wood engravings with many hand-coloured, few photos, etc, some pages removed, 564 sides remain, a few items removed or damaged but very largely intact. Includes complete sequence of 10 hand-coloured plates “The old woman tossed up in a basket”. Many attractive items. Bindings are worn half-leather. (These are Vols 2 and 4 of four or more volumes)

Folio Society publications (19) all bar one in slipcases, fine condition, the slipcases mainly VG/VF (one with a split); plus a few other books. (22)

Lot: 16

  • Auction Date: Wed 6th Apr 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £40 - £50
SOLD £20
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Folio Society publications (19) all bar one in slipcases, fine condition, the slipcases mainly VG/VF (one with a split); plus a few other books. (22)  

Folio Society publications, five lacking slipcases (one ex-library), with some mixed condition but mostly VG/VF. (35)

Lot: 17

  • Auction Date: Wed 6th Apr 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £40 - £50
SOLD £20
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Folio Society publications, five lacking slipcases (one ex-library), with some mixed condition but mostly VG/VF. (35)

A collection of books on the Third Reich, political & military, mostly in d/jkts, VG/VF condition. (18)

Lot: 20

  • Auction Date: Wed 6th Apr 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £20 - £30
SOLD £36
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A collection of books on the Third Reich, political & military, mostly in d/jkts, VG/VF condition. (18)

C. Northcote Parkinson "Edward Pellew, Viscount Exmouth, Admiral of the Red", Methuen, 1934, 1st Edn.,in a fine complete d/jkt;

Lot: 21

  • Auction Date: Wed 6th Apr 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £50 - £70
SOLD £80
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C. Northcote Parkinson Edward Pellew, Viscount Exmouth, Admiral of the Red, Methuen, 1934, 1st Edn., in a fine complete d/jkt; endpapers partly browned o/w fine internally; signed & inscribed by the author to the Dame of Sark, 1961. 478pp

Acts of Parliament, George III, 1800s, a disbound collection in o/w good condition. Apparently all-different. (195)

Lot: 23

  • Auction Date: Wed 6th Apr 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £80 - £120
SOLD £140
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Acts of Parliament, George III, 1800s, a disbound collection in o/w good condition. Apparently all-different. (195)

[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)  

Edwin Arnold "The Light of Asia, or the Great Renunciation", Kegan Paul, 1908, special edition bound in full vellum, gilt, slightly marked o/w VG;

Lot: 26

  • Auction Date: Wed 6th Apr 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £40 - £50
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Edwin Arnold The Light of Asia, or the Great Renunciation, Kegan Paul, 1908, special edition bound in full vellum, gilt, slightly marked o/w VG; top edge gilt, uncut elsewhere; light browning to endpapers and the margins of the tissue-guarded photogravure plates.