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Auction No 408, Category: Travel

15 Lots (displaying 1 - 15)

"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)   

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) 

[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.

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. 

"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.     

John Piper "Oxon", Batsford's Shell Guides series, [1938] pictorial card wraps, edgeworn, the comb-binding with small fault,

Lot: 71

  • Auction Date: Wed 6th Apr 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £30 - £40
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John Piper Oxon, Batsford's Shell Guides series, [1938] pictorial card wraps, edgeworn, the comb-binding with small fault, two small ink marks to text on p.21 and slight stain to p.19 o/w fine internally; together with the cloth-bound version, spine darkened, ownership initial top of publications list o/w fine internally. (2)

John Piper and John Betjeman "Shropshire", Faber & Faber, Shell Guide series, 1951,1st Edn, signed by John Betjeman on title page, VG condition,

Lot: 72

  • Auction Date: Wed 6th Apr 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £40 - £50
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John Piper and John Betjeman Shropshire, Faber & Faber, Shell Guide series, 1951, 1st Edn, signed by John Betjeman on title page, VG condition, in the issued d/jkt which is damaged and tape repaired; together with damaged Shell Guides for Devon (ring-bound, cloth covers) and Somerset (spiral bound, card wraps). (3)      

A collection of Shell Guides (30), 1950s to early 1970s, almost all in VG/VF dustjackets, three signed by the author,

Lot: 73

  • Auction Date: Wed 6th Apr 2022 12:00 BST (Ended)
  • Est: £70 - £100
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A collection of Shell Guides (30), 1950s to early 1970s, almost all in VG/VF dustjackets, three signed by the author, several with ownership signatures; together with Shell Shilling Guides (10) and other UK topography. Mostly VG/Fine. (51 items). This lot is accompanied by a CD showing images of the books.