Antiquarian and Collectors’ Books
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'CARROLL, Lewis' [Charles Lutwidge DODGSON]. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [and] Through the Looking-glass. London: 1929. 2 vols., 8vo (152 x 98mm.) Numerous illustrations after John Tenniel. (Occasional light spotting or browning.) Contemporary blue half-calf, by Riviere & Son of London, the upper covers blocked with either the White Rabbit or the Queen of Hearts, within line borders in gilt, the spines in six compartments with raised bands, morocco lettering pieces in the second and third, the others with elaborate repeat decoration in gilt, gilt turn-ins, g.e. (spines slightly faded).
Hammer price: £420
AUSTEN, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. London & New York: 1895. 8vo (178 x 120mm.) Illustrations by Charles E. Brock. (Occasional light spotting.) Contemporary half-calf, t.e.g. (spine slightly faded).
Hammer price: £190
BINDINGS. - Hilaire BELLOC. The Verse. [N.p.:] The Nonesuch Press, 1954. Limited edition of 1650 copies, this number 1362 of 1250 for sale in the U.K., 4to (203 x 139mm.) Publisher's device to title. Contemporary red morocco, for Henry Sotheran Ltd, gilt turn-ins, t.e.g. (spine slightly faded). - And nine others, all leather-bound (10).
Hammer price: £250
TROLLOPE, Anthony. Can You Forgive Her; London: Chapman and Hall, 1864. 2 vols., first edition, 8vo (207 x 126mm.) Numerous plates. (Occasional minor creases, final leaf of text to vol. I torn with marginal loss and restored). 20th century red half-morocco, for Sotheran, the spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and third, t.e.g. Note: the first novel in the Palliser series. - And four others by Trollope (6).
Hammer price: £240
CERVÁNTES SAAVEDRA, Miguel de. The Life and Exploits of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha. Translated… by Charles Jarvis. London: C. Whittingham for John Sharpe, 1809. 4 vols., 8vo (126 x 76mm.) Engraved frontispieces and additional decorative titles. (Some browning and spotting, heavy to frontispieces and titles, occasional minor soiling.) 20th century half-morocco (extremities lightly bumped). - And two other volumes by Cervántes ('The Life and Exploits of Don Quixote…in two volumes'. London: Knight and Lacey, 1824) (6).
Hammer price: £160
VERTOT, M. L'Abbe de. The History of the Revolutions of Portugal… the fourth edition. London: 1735. 8vo (191 x 115mm.) Engraved frontispiece, engraved genealogy, woodcut decorative initials, head and tail pieces. (Light browning, occasional damp-staining, soiling and light spotting.) 19th century half-calf, by Riviere, spine gilt in six compartments with raised bands, lettering piece to second compartment, the others with repeat thistle decoration blocked in gilt, g.e. (extremities lightly scuffed, slightly soiled). - And ten other leather bound 18th and early 19th century volumes (11).
Hammer price: £260
BINDINGS. - Laurence STERNE. The Works. London: 1780. 10 vols., 8vo (177 x 109mm.) 10 engraved plates by Hogarth and others, 'marbled leaf' incorrectly bound in vol. I. (Light spotting and browning.) Contemporary calf, spines gilt, (extremities slightly rubbed, some joints splitting). Provenance: William Putland (armorial bookplates). - And twenty-two others, all leather-bound (32).
Hammer price: £210
CUVIER, [Georges]. The Animal Kingdom… Natural History of Animals, and an Introduction to Comparative Anatomy. London: G. Henderson, 1834. 7 vols. (including 3 plate volumes), 8vo (213 x 133mm.) Numerous hand-coloured plates. (Browning and spotting throughout, some offsetting, title and additional decorative title detached and loosely inserted to vol. III.) Contemporary cloth-backed boards, morocco lettering piece to spines (extremities bumped and scuffed, slightly soiled, spine of plate vol. I detached from lower-cover). Provenance: Arthur B. Rye (ownership stamp to front pastedowns).
Hammer price: £280
BINDINGS. - John OWEN. Epigrammatum Ioan Oweni Cambro Britanni Oxoniensis. Amsterdam: 1657. 6mo (95 x 60mm.) Engraved decorative title, engraved portrait plate. (Light browning and occasional spotting, some minor worm damage and ink marginalia.) Contemporary vellum (extremities lightly bumped, covers soiled, front-free endpaper lacking). Provenance: G.E. Ballas (inscribed 'Eton College Sept 10, 1857' to front pastedown). - And fifty-five other leather-bound volumes (56).
Hammer price: £130
BINDINGS. - James MACKINTOSH. Memoirs… edited by his son, Robert James Mackintosh. London: Edward Moxon, 1835. 2 vols., 8vo (214 x 130mm.) Portrait frontispieces. (Light spotting and browning to first and last few leaves.) Near contemporary calf by Edmonston & Douglas, the spines gilt in six compartments, lettering pieces to the second and third, the others with repeat decoration in gilt (spines faded). - And twenty-six others of similar interest, all leather-bound (28).
Hammer price: £200
BINDINGS. - [Francois] LA ROCHEFOUCAULD. Maximes. London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1912. 4to (160 x 118mm.) Title printed in red and black. Contemporary red morocco gilt, for Hatchards, the upper cover titled in gilt within fillet borders, the lower cover with similar fillet decoration, the spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and dated in the sixth, the others with repeat decoration in gilt. Provenance: 1st Viscount Monsell of Evesham (bookplate to front pastedown). - And eleven others, all leather-bound (12).
Hammer price: £280
BINDINGS. - Andrew LANG. Letters to Dead Authors… a new edition. London & New York: Longmans, Green & Co., 1892. Limited large paper edition of 113 copies, this number 4, 8vo (222 x 142mm.) (Light browning to edges.) Early 20th century morocco (spine faded). - And forty-six other 19th and 20th century volumes (47).
Hammer price: £260
CHAMBERLAIN, Basil, et al. Japanese Fairy Tales. London, Glasgow & Boston: Gowans & Gray, Ltd., and Leroy Phillips, 1920. 8vo (141 x 93mm.) (Occasional light spotting.) 20th century half-calf (spine slightly faded). - And one other volume ('Aucassin & Nicolette'. Edinburgh & London: T.N. Foulis Ltd, [n.d.]) (2).
Hammer price: £70
[SAUNDERS, Richard.] 'Cardanus RIDER'. Rider's British Merlin: For the Year of our Lord God 1741… With Notes of Husbandry, Fairs, Marts, and Tables for many necessary Uses. London: printed by R. Nutt for the Company of Stationers, [n.d. but circa 1740]. Title in red and black, occasional woodcut illustrations and head and tail pieces. (Light browning and spotting, some leaves torn, with loss to final leaf); [bound with:] A List of the Publick Offices and Officers… fifth edition. London: 1741. (A few leaves torn without loss.); [bound with:] A List of His Majesty's Ships and Vessels of the Royal Navy. London: 1741. 3 vols., in 1, 8vo (127 x 74mm.) Contemporary calf (slightly rubbed and scuffed). - And one other volume of related interest (2).
Hammer price: £240
[JUSTINUS, Marcus Junianus.] Iustini Historiarum Ex Trogo Pompeio Lib XLIV cum notis Isaaci Vossii. Leiden: ex Officina Elzeviriana, 1640. 12mo (128 x 69mm.) Engraved decorative title, woodcut head pieces and decorative initials. (Light browning, minor marginal damp-staining.) Contemporary vellum, spine gilt (extremities lightly bumped and scuffed, slightly soiled). - And two other 17th century volumes (3).
Hammer price: £170
PSALMS. The Psalmes Or, Prayers Taken Out of the Holy Scripture: commonly called, The Kings Psalmes [with] The Queen's Prayers or Meditations. London: Valentine Sims, 1606. 12mo (127 x 76 mm) Elaborate engraved printer's device to title page, scrolled decorative borders to leaves. (Occasional insect damage with occasional loss.) Contemporary limp vellum, gilt tooled armorial to covers contained within double fillet borders, the spine gilt. (Minor rubbing and soiling to extremities). Note: rare, only known copy held at Cambridge University. Provenance: Susan Clarke (18th Century ink signature).
Hammer price: £2,800
MINIATURE BOOK. - [VIRGIL] Publius Virgilius MARO. [Opera.] London: Pickering, 1821. 8vo (81 x 43mm.) Engraved portrait frontispiece. (Browning and light spotting, some damp-staining to first few leaves, occasional minor soiling, some marginal tears with minor loss, lacking 1p. advertisements at rear.) Contemporary calf (extremities lightly bumped and scuffed, joints splitting, hinges split).
Hammer price: £25
SOMNER, William. A Treatise of the Roman Ports and Forts in Kent… Publish'd by James Brome, M.A. Rector of Cheriton. Oxford: printed at the Theater, 1693. 8vo (164 x 100mm.) Engraved portrait frontispiece, Oxford University printer's device to title. (Light browning, some spotting, occasionally heavy, some marginal damp-staining and ink marginalia.) Later calf (slightly soiled).
Hammer price: £110
MILLER, Samuel. A Sermon, preached in New York, July 4th, 1793. Being the Anniversary of the Independence of America: at the Request of the Tammany Society, or Columbian Order. New York: printed by Thomas Greenleaf, [n.d. but circa 1793.] 8vo signed in 4s (181 x 113mm.) Later green Levant morocco gilt, by Thierry S[uccesse]r de Petit Simier, elaborate gilt turn-ins, g.e. (slight scuff to upper cover and head of spine). Provenance: Ursula Morgan (signature to preliminary blank dated 1905).
Hammer price: £170
[LABELYE, Charles.] The Result of a Particular View of the North Level of the Fens. Taken in August, 1745. London: C. and J. Ackers, 1748; [bound with:] The Ancient and Present State of the Navigation of the Towns of Lyn, Wisbeach, Spalding, and Boston… the second edition enlarged. London: printed for J. Noon and T. Hollingworth, 1751. 2 works in 1 vol., 8vo (197 x 121mm.) Engraved folding map. (Light browning and spotting, minor tears with loss to pp.105-108.) Contemporary half-calf (extremities bumped and scuffed, joints split). Provenance: Woburn Abbey (armorial bookplate to front pastedown dated 1873).
Hammer price: £130