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Auction No 416, Category: Books

36 Lots (displaying 1 - 20)

Bookplates with many 19th Century armorial and some later pictorial types; duplication and some mixed condition. (74)

Lot: 6

  • Auction Date: Wed 22nd Mar 2023 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £50 - £70
SOLD £260
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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.

Lot: 7

  • Auction Date: Wed 22nd Mar 2023 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £40 - £50
SOLD £74
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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)

Frederick Warne ‘Observer's Book' series including "Automobiles" 1955 (binding shaken) and 1965; "Ferns" 1961, "Common Insects", 1964,

Lot: 10

  • Auction Date: Wed 22nd Mar 2023 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £30 - £40
SOLD £11
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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;

Lot: 11

  • Auction Date: Wed 22nd Mar 2023 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £30 - £40
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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,

Lot: 12

  • Auction Date: Wed 22nd Mar 2023 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £30 - £40
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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;

Lot: 13

  • Auction Date: Wed 22nd Mar 2023 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £80 - £100
SOLD £50
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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;

Lot: 14

  • Auction Date: Wed 22nd Mar 2023 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £15 - £20
SOLD £8
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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.

Lot: 15

  • Auction Date: Wed 22nd Mar 2023 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £30 - £40
SOLD £10
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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

Lot: 16

  • Auction Date: Wed 22nd Mar 2023 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £40 - £50
SOLD £60
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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),

Lot: 17

  • Auction Date: Wed 22nd Mar 2023 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £50 - £60
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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

Lot: 18

  • Auction Date: Wed 22nd Mar 2023 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £1500 - £2000
SOLD £1550
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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

Lot: 19

  • Auction Date: Wed 22nd Mar 2023 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £120 - £150
SOLD £100
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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 [1921], illustrated by E.J. Detmold, quarto, original cloth

Lot: 20

  • Auction Date: Wed 22nd Mar 2023 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £20 - £30
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Mrs. Rodolph Stawell Fabre's Book of Insects, Hodder & Stoughton [1921], 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.

Cinema Magazines 1940s/1950s, small and large format; includes issue No.1 of "Hollywood Playtime". Good to fine. (14)

Lot: 27

  • Auction Date: Wed 22nd Mar 2023 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £20 - £30
SOLD £16
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Cinema Magazines 1940s/1950s, small and large format; includes issue No.1 of Hollywood Playtime. Good to fine. (14)        

Don Snyder "Aquarian Odyssey"; Cartier-Bresson "A propos de Paris", 1994, in d/jkt; "Denis Thorpe Photographs 1950-2000", The Guardian;

Lot: 28

  • Auction Date: Wed 22nd Mar 2023 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £60 - £80
SOLD £40
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Don Snyder Aquarian Odyssey; Cartier-Bresson A propos de Paris, 1994, in d/jkt; Denis Thorpe Photographs 1950-2000, The Guardian; Bill Brandt: Shadow of Light, 1977; and other related works. Nine with ownership inscriptions. Good to VF (11)

Nick Mason "Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd", Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004, in d/jkt, illustrated throughout. 360pp. Fine

Lot: 29

  • Auction Date: Wed 22nd Mar 2023 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £15 - £20
SOLD £10
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Nick Mason Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004, in d/jkt, illustrated throughout. 360pp. Fine   

Haweis "Old Violins",1898; Phipson "Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of Celebrated Violinists",1877; Bachmann "An Encyclopedia of the Violin",1923;

Lot: 30

  • Auction Date: Wed 22nd Mar 2023 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £20 - £30
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Haweis Old Violins, 1898; Phipson Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of Celebrated Violinists, 1877; Bachmann An Encyclopedia of the Violin, 1923; and related titles. Mixed condition, good reading copies. (7)

Klaus Albrecht Schroder "Egon Schiele", Albertina, 2005, large format, pictorial boards; high quality exhibition catalogue, English text,

Lot: 31

  • Auction Date: Wed 22nd Mar 2023 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £20 - £30
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Klaus Albrecht Schroder Egon Schiele, Albertina, 2005, large format, pictorial boards; high quality exhibition catalogue, English text, numerous colour illustrations, front board a little bowed o/w VF. 420pp 

Ana Maria de Moraes Belluzzo "The Voyager's Brazil", Odebrecht Foundation,1995, large format, three volumes, in the d/jkts, in slipcase,

Lot: 32

  • Auction Date: Wed 22nd Mar 2023 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £40 - £50
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Ana Maria de Moraes Belluzzo The Voyager's Brazil, Odebrecht Foundation, 1995, large format, three volumes, in the d/jkts, in slipcase, a cultural history and celebration of Brazilian art. One d/jkt with slight stain o/w fine, the slipcase with splits along joints.

Winston Churchill photographs, a collection of thirty-eight 5x4” printer’s proof photos used for a 1974 Centenary souvenir brochure i

Lot: 36

  • Auction Date: Wed 22nd Mar 2023 12:00 GMT (Ended)
  • Est: £40 - £50
SOLD £40
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Winston Churchill photographs, a collection of thirty-eight 5x4” printer's proof photos used for a 1974 Centenary souvenir brochure issued in connection with a celebratory dinner at Longford Hall, Stretford; the photos in fine condition, the brochure fair condition only.