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Auction No 404, Category: Literature

21 Lots (displaying 1 - 20)

Folio Society publications including Virginia Woolf "Orlando", 2013, James Joyce "Dubliners", 2014, and T.E. Lawrence "Crusader Castles", 2013,

Lot: 5

  • Auction Date: Wed 13th Oct 2021 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £50 - £60
SOLD £54
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Folio Society publications including Virginia Woolf Orlando, 2013, James Joyce Dubliners, 2014, and T.E. Lawrence Crusader Castles, 2013, all fine in the publisher's slipcases. No internal inscriptions. (6)

Assorted ephemera, give-aways, 19th Century magazines etc; including Abel Heywood playscripts (2), advertising interest, 1960s/70s football cards,

Lot: 9

  • Auction Date: Wed 13th Oct 2021 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £30 - £40
SOLD £52
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Assorted ephemera, give-aways, 19th Century magazines etc; including Abel Heywood playscripts (2), advertising interest, 1960s/70s football cards, Channel Islands photos & oddments, etc. (abt.2 kilos)

Edward Fitzgerald "Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam", illustrated by Rene Bull, Hodder & Stoughton [1913], the limited edition, No.222 of 250,

Lot: 20

  • Auction Date: Wed 13th Oct 2021 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £200 - £250
SOLD £150
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Edward Fitzgerald Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, illustrated by Rene Bull, Hodder & Stoughton [1913], the limited edition, No.222 of 250, signed by the artist; bound in full vellum with gilt & blue decoration, darkened and slightly marked, lacking the ties; t.e.g., uncut elsewhere; boards a little bowed, inner hinges cracked front & back and in need of repair; illustrated throughout and complete with 10 tipped-in tissue-guarded plates & 19 smaller plates laid down; occasional minor fox marks to text (plates unaffected).

Eric Gill (illustrator) "The Song of Songs: Called by Many the Canticle of Canticles", Folio Society, 2017,

Lot: 23

  • Auction Date: Wed 13th Oct 2021 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £100 - £130
SOLD £125
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Eric Gill (illustrator) The Song of Songs: Called by Many the Canticle of Canticles, Folio Society, 2017, reprint of the Golden Cockerel Press Edition of 1925; cloth bound by Lachenmaier, in d/jkt, No. 218 of 750 issued; complete with the 4pp Essay by Sebastian Carter and housed in the Society's illustrated box with gilt titles. VF

Voltaire (trans.Tobias Smollett) "Candide, or Optimism", illustrated by Quentin Blake; Folio Society, 2011, bound in full Nigerian goatskin, gilt,

Lot: 24

  • Auction Date: Wed 13th Oct 2021 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £100 - £120
SOLD £170
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Voltaire (trans. Tobias Smollett) Candide, or Optimism, illustrated by Quentin Blake; Folio Society, 2011, bound in full Nigerian goatskin, gilt, by Beltz Fine Books, Germany, No.418 of 1000 issued, numbered and signed by the artist; in the publisher's slipcase. Fine

Luo Guanzhong "Three Kingdoms", Folio Society, 2013, 4 volumes, in issued slipcase, bound by Lachenmaier in blocked vendome cloth, gilt,

Lot: 25

  • Auction Date: Wed 13th Oct 2021 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £100 - £120
SOLD £210
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Luo Guanzhong Three Kingdoms, Folio Society, 2013, 4 volumes, in issued slipcase, bound by Lachenmaier in blocked vendome cloth, gilt, each volume with a pictorial design to front cover, the slipcase showing slight wear o/w VF.

Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur "The Baburnama", Folio Society, 2013; quarter-leather, gilt, by Lachenmaier, with ornate decorated sides, t.e.g.;

Lot: 26

  • Auction Date: Wed 13th Oct 2021 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £40 - £50
SOLD £66
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Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur The Baburnama, Folio Society, 2013; quarter-leather, gilt, by Lachenmaier, with ornate decorated sides, t.e.g.; in the issued slipcase. Fine

Paul Nash (illustrator) "Genesis", Folio Society, 2017, cloth bound, gilt, by Lachenmaier, in d/jkt, the leaves unopened; No. 218 of 750 issued;

Lot: 27

  • Auction Date: Wed 13th Oct 2021 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £70 - £100
SOLD £125
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Paul Nash (illustrator) Genesis, Folio Society, 2017, cloth bound, gilt, by Lachenmaier, in d/jkt, the leaves unopened; No. 218 of 750 issued; facsimile of the 1924 Nonesuch Press edition with 12 woodcuts by Paul Nash; complete with 4pp Essay by Sebastian Carter and housed in the publisher's box, with pictorial onlay and gilt lettering. VF

David Jones (illustrator) "The Book of Jonah", Folio Society, 2017, bound in buckram by Lachenmaier, gilt title, in d/jkt; No. 218 of 750 issued;

Lot: 28

  • Auction Date: Wed 13th Oct 2021 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £70 - £100
SOLD £115
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David Jones (illustrator) The Book of Jonah, Folio Society, 2017, bound in buckram by Lachenmaier, gilt title, in d/jkt; No. 218 of 750 issued; facsimile of the Golden Cockerel Press 1926 edition, illustrated throughout; complete with 4pp Essay by Sebastian Carter and housed in the publisher's box with pictorial onlay and gilt lettering. VF

Alexandre Dumas "The Count of Monte Cristo", Folio Society, 2017, illustrated by Roman Pisarev, bound in full leather, gilt, by Lachenmaier;

Lot: 30

  • Auction Date: Wed 13th Oct 2021 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £150 - £200
SOLD £420
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Alexandre Dumas The Count of Monte Cristo, Folio Society, 2017, illustrated by Roman Pisarev, bound in full leather, gilt, by Lachenmaier; number 442 of 500, signed and numbered by the artist on a limited edition etching tipped on to the second free endpaper; housed in publisher's slipcase. The slipcase shows slight wear to the base o/w VF.

Edward Fitzgerald (trans.) "Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam", Folio Society, 2012, illustrated with colour plates by Niroot Puttapipat;

Lot: 31

  • Auction Date: Wed 13th Oct 2021 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £40 - £50
SOLD £72
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Edward Fitzgerald (trans.) Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Folio Society, 2012, illustrated with colour plates by Niroot Puttapipat; quarter-leather, gilt, with vendome cloth sides, by Lachenmaier, in illustrated slipcase. VF      

"The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio", Folio Society, 2007, illustrated by Buckland-Wright, bound in full Wassa goatskin, gilt,

Lot: 32

  • Auction Date: Wed 13th Oct 2021 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £60 - £80
SOLD £115
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The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio, Folio Society, 2007, illustrated by Buckland-Wright, bound in full Wassa goatskin, gilt, with blocked design by Jeff Clements; number 1540 of 1750 issued; complete with a pamphlet The Happy Art of Narration and housed in the publisher's box with gilt title. VF

Anthony Trollope (ed. Steven Armanick) "The Duke’s Children", Folio Society, 2015, the first complete edition, bound in full Indian goatskin, gilt,

Lot: 33

  • Auction Date: Wed 13th Oct 2021 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £50 - £60
SOLD £115
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Anthony Trollope (ed. Steven Armanick) The Duke's Children, Folio Society, 2015, the first complete edition, bound in full Indian goatskin, gilt, by Lachenmaier, with marbled edges, number 455 of 1,980 issued; complete with the Commentary by Armanick and others, cloth bound, gilt, housed in the publisher's box with gilt title. VF

Rupert Brooke "Selected Poems", Folio Society, 2015, illustrated with colour lithographs by Ed Kluz, quarter-morocco, gilt, by Lego of Vicenza,

Lot: 34

  • Auction Date: Wed 13th Oct 2021 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £40 - £50
SOLD £52
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Rupert Brooke Selected Poems, Folio Society, 2015, illustrated with colour lithographs by Ed Kluz, quarter-morocco, gilt, by Lego of Vicenza, decorated sides by Victoria Hall; number 388 of 1,750; in publisher's slipcase with gilt title and pictorial onlay. VF   

H.G. Wells "The Door in the Wall and Other Stories", Folio Society, 2016, illustrated from photographs by Alvin Longdon Coburn,

Lot: 35

  • Auction Date: Wed 13th Oct 2021 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £170 - £220
SOLD £195
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H.G. Wells The Door in the Wall and Other Stories, Folio Society, 2016, illustrated from photographs by Alvin Longdon Coburn, number 259 of 1000 issued, facsimile of the Grant Richards edition of 1915 (of which only 60 were issued); quarter-cloth, printed title label to spine, gilt title to front board; complete with related softback essays by George Hendrick and David Lodge, and housed in publisher's box with gilt titles and pictorial onlay. VF

Geoffrey Chaucer "Troilus & Criseyde" illustrated by Eric Gill; Folio Society, 2011, facsimile of the Golden Cockerel Press edition of 1927;

Lot: 37

  • Auction Date: Wed 13th Oct 2021 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £120 - £150
SOLD £170
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Geoffrey Chaucer Troilus & Criseyde illustrated by Eric Gill; Folio Society, 2011, facsimile of the Golden Cockerel Press edition of 1927; bound in full goatskin leather, gilt, by Lachenmaier, number 193 of 1,250 issued, complete with companion volume of Essays by Barry Windeatt & Roderick Cave, all housed in the publisher's box with gilt lettering. VF

William Faulkner "The Sound and the Fury", Folio Society, 2012, quarter-leather, gilt, patterned boards, with the companion Commentary

Lot: 38

  • Auction Date: Wed 13th Oct 2021 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £180 - £220
SOLD £330
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William Faulkner The Sound and the Fury, Folio Society, 2012, quarter-leather, gilt, patterned boards, with the companion Commentary cloth bound, gilt, in publisher's slipcase bearing gilt leather title label, & printed bookmark; number 608 of 1,480 issued. VF

Ovid (trans. Arthur Golding) "Metamorphoses", Folio Society, 2008, bound in full Nigerian goatskin leather, gilt design by Simon Brett,

Lot: 39

  • Auction Date: Wed 13th Oct 2021 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £150 - £200
SOLD £175
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Ovid (trans. Arthur Golding) Metamorphoses, Folio Society, 2008, bound in full Nigerian goatskin leather, gilt design by Simon Brett, 16 tipped-in colour plates, number 366 of 2750 issued, housed in the publisher's box with gilt title to spine. VF 

[Jonathan Swift] "Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World…. by Lemuel Gulliver", Folio Society, 2011, illustrated by Peter Suart;

Lot: 40

  • Auction Date: Wed 13th Oct 2021 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £200 - £250
SOLD £310
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[Jonathan Swift] Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World….by Lemuel Gulliver, Folio Society, 2011, illustrated by Peter Suart; quarter vellum, gilt, pictorial design to front board, by the Fine Book Bindery; number 252 of 1000 issued, numbered and signed by the illustrator on an original etching mounted opposite the limitation page; 17 additional tipped-in colour plates ; housed in publisher's box with gilt title label to spine. VF

Jeremy Collier (trans.) "The Emperor Marcus Antoninus, his Conversation with Himself", Richard Sare, 1708, 2nd Edn., later quarter-leather,

Lot: 43

  • Auction Date: Wed 13th Oct 2021 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £30 - £40
UNSOLD
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Jeremy Collier (trans.) The Emperor Marcus Antoninus, his Conversation with Himself, Richard Sare, 1708, 2nd Edn., later quarter-leather, worn, with new endpapers; title page with small signature, and inscription on reverse; minor spotting to text o/w VG internally. (8),420pp