Antiquarian and Collectors’ Books
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MILNE, A.A. When We Were Very Young. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1924. First edition, 8vo (189 x 121mm.) Numerous illustrations by E.H. Shepard. (Occasional minor light soiling.) Original cloth (extremities lightly bumped). Provenance: F.A. Rice (signature dated 1924 to front-free endpaper). - And one other first edition by Milne ('Winnie-the-Pooh'. London: 1926. 8vo) (2).
Hammer price: £600
BIBLE, Old Testament in Greek. Vetus Testamentum Graecum ex Versione Septuaginta Interpretum. Cambridge: John Field, 1665. 16mo (141 x 72mm.) Printer's device to title. (Light browning, occasional minor spotting.) Contemporary calf, g.e. (some loss of leather to spine, upper-hinge split, front-free endpaper lacking). - And seven other leather-bound volumes relating to theology (8).
Hammer price: £120
ADDISON, Joseph, Richard STEELE, and others.] The Spectator, new edition. London: 1819. 8 vols., 8vo (214 x 129mm.) Portrait frontispiece to vol. I. (Occasional light spotting or browning.) Contemporary blue calf, the spines gilt in five compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth, the others with repeat decoration in gilt (spines slightly faded and scuffed at head and foot).
Hammer price: £30
DICKENS, Charles. Nicholas Nickleby. London: Chapman and Hall, 1839. First edition in book form, 8vo (213 x 132mm.) Portrait frontispiece, engraved plates by 'Phiz'. (Some spotting and browning.) Contemporary half-calf (somewhat scuffed and rubbed, stitching weak, two leaves now loosely inserted and with slightly tattered edges). - And five other volumes by Dickens (6).
Hammer price: £180
SMITH, Sydney. The Works… second edition. London: 1840. 4 vols., 8vo (215 x 133mm.) Portrait frontispiece to vol. I. (Some spotting to first and last few leaves of each volume.) Near contemporary half-calf by Tuckett, the spines gilt in six compartments with raised bands, lettering pieces to the second and third, the other compartments with repeat decoration in gilt (extremities slightly rubbed). Provenance: Panshanger (armorial bookplate to front pastedowns). - And four other volumes, leather-bound (8).
Hammer price: £55
SMITHERS, Leonard (editor). The Transmigrations of the Mandarin Fum-Hoam (Chinese Tales). London: H.S. Nichols and Co., 1894. 8vo (244 x 147mm.) (Light browning to fore-edge.) Near contemporary blue morocco, bound by H.S. Nichols for Sotheran, spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and third compartments, the others with repeat floral decoration in gilt, gilt-turn-ins, silk endpapers, t.e.g. (extremities lightly scuffed and rubbed). - And five other leather-bound volumes of memoirs (6).
Hammer price: £80
STEIN, Aurel. On Ancient Central-Asian Tracks, Brief Narrative of Three Expeditions in Innermost Asia and North-Western China. London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1933. 8vo (228 x 152mm.) Colour frontispiece, numerous plates (some folding). (Light browning, occasional minor spotting, marginal damp-staining to first few leaves.) 20th century morocco-backed boards (extremities lightly bumped, scuffed and rubbed). Provenance: West Sussex County Libraries (library stamps or labels to title, reverse of title and endpapers).
Hammer price: £36
BIBLE, In English. [The Holy Bible. N.p. but London: Robert Barker, n.d. but circa 1607.] 4to (210 x 151mm.) Black letter. (Browned, some holes and torn with loss affecting text, shaved with loss, lacking titles and all leaves prior to B2.); [bound with:] Two Right profitable and fruitfull Concordances… collected by R.F.H. London: 1607 (title-page torn with loss); [bound with: a collection of psalms.] (lacking all leaves after [f4].) Old calf (worn). Provenance: Richard Woods (inscription dated 1672-1674 prior to New Testament); Elizabeth Woods (inscriptions dated 1733-1746).
Hammer price: £260
TOPOGRAPHY. - R. FREEMAN. Regulbium, a Poem, With an Historical and Descriptive Account of the Roman Station at Reculver, in Kent. Canterbury: Rouse, Kirkby and Lawrence, 1810. 8vo (158 x 95mm.) Engraved frontispiece, 1 engraved plate, additional tipped-in engraved plate to preliminary blank. (Light browning, occasional spotting and offsetting, damp-staining to plates, minor ink marginalia to p.52.) 20th century half-calf. - And four other topographical volumes (5).
Hammer price: £70
VICARY, Thomas. The Englishmans Treasure. With the true Anatomie of Mans Body... Also the Rare Treasure of the English Bathes: written by William Turner… and now ninthly much augmented by W.B. London: B. Alsop and Tho. Fawcet, 1641. 4to (177 x 128mm.) Woodcut frontispiece diagram of a circulatory system, 1 woodcut illustration of a skeleton, woodcut decorative initials, head and tail pieces. (Browning, spotting and some soiling, pp.139-142 lacking and replaced in facsimile, thinning of paper with associated minor loss to p.89 and pp.195-200, p.255 torn and repaired with minor loss, some marginal damp-staining, affected by damp towards the rear with associated staining and thinning of paper, margins reinforced to fragile table leaves.) 20th century calf (rebound using some contemporary calf to upper-cover, lower-cover recornered but unfinished with board left exposed, preliminary blanks with loss and repairs). Provenance: William Hoar (inscribed and dated 1742 to preliminary blank).
Hammer price: £400
MARKHAM, Gervase. Cavalarice, or The English Horseman… Newly imprinted, corrected & augmented, with many worthy secrets not before knowne. London: printed by Edward Allde for Edward White, 1616-1617. 8 parts in 1 vol., 8vo (183 x 126mm.) Titles with decorative woodcut surrounds, occasional illustrations. (Browning, some spotting and soiling, marginal repaired tears with loss to leaves Mm3-Mm4, some other marginal chips and tears with minor loss.) 20th century half-calf (slightly scuffed, endpapers replaced). Provenance: Richard Read (inscription dated December 14th 1751 'Steal not this book for fere of shame for here you see the owners name' to preliminary blank).
Hammer price: £600
WHITAKER, Captain A.E. British War Medals and Decorations; Regimental, Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteer, and Miscellaneous Medals… printed for private circulation only. London: W.S. Johnson, 1890. 8vo (212 x 134mm.) (Light browning.) Contemporary morocco, Victoria Cross blocked in gilt to upper-cover, gilt turn-ins (extremities bumped and scuffed, slightly soiled, spine slightly faded, upper-hinge split). Provenance: Worthing Public Library (blindstamp to lower cover, bookplate to front pastedown, occasional ink stamps).
Hammer price: £25
BIBLE, Old Testament in Greek. Vetus Testamentum Graecum ex Versione Septuaginta Interpretum. Cambridge: John Field, 1665. 16mo (136 x 68mm.) Printer's device to title, extra-illustrated with 1 engraved map and 47 engraved plates. (Some browning, damp-staining and ink marginalia, occasional minor marginal tears without loss.) 20th century morocco. (endpapers replaced). Provenance: Dr Cloves (ink-stamp to preliminary blank).
Hammer price: £150
[COX, Nicholas.] The Gentleman's Recreation: In Four Parts. Viz Hunting, Fowling, Hawking, Fishing… the fourth edition. London: 1697. 8vo (190 x 111mm.) 3 engraved folding plates only (of 4). (Spotting and light browning, plates torn and repaired.) Contemporary speckled-calf (rebacked, extremities bumped, endpapers replaced).
Hammer price: £110
GENT, S.T. Flagellum: or The Life and Death, Birth and Burial of Oliver Cromwel [sic] The late Usurper. London: printed for L.R., 1663. 8vo (153 x 93mm.) Engraved portrait frontispiece, additional tipped-in engraved plate of Oliver Cromwell to preliminary blank. (Some browning, spotting and offsetting, occasional damp-staining.) Contemporary speckled-calf (rebacked with old spine laid-down, corners reinforced, lightly scuffed and soiled). Provenance: O. Gethin (signatures to title and preliminary blank).
Hammer price: £340
GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS (publishers). - Algernon Charles SWINBURNE. Laus Veneris. [Watham Saint Lawrence, Berkshire:] 1948. Limited edition of 750 copies, this number 166 of 650 copies, 8vo (251 x 155mm.) Engraved frontispiece, decorative title, 9 illustrations (3 full-page). Original cloth-backed boards, glassine dust-jacket. - And one other published by the Golden Cockerel Press (Eurof WALTERS. 'The Serpent's Presence' [N.p.:] 1954) (2).
Hammer price: £120
GIBBINGS, Robert (illustrator). - Llewelyn POWYS. The Twelve Months. London: The Bodley Head, 1936. Limited edition of 100 copies printed on 'English Handmade paper' and signed by the author and illustrator, this number 44, 8vo (255 x 155mm.) Wood-engraved frontispiece, wood-engraved head and tail pieces. (Some light browning to fore-edge and offsetting.) Original green morocco, monogram to upper-cover blocked in gilt, t.e.g. (slightly scuffed, some soiling and spotting, spine faded to brown).
Hammer price: £340
TOPOLSKI, Feliks (illustrator). - Farida MAJID (editor). Thursday Evening Anthology. London: The Salamander Imprint, 1977. Limited edition of 1500 copies, 200 specially bound in buckram and hand-marbled paper, this number 146 signed by the illustrator and all contributing poets, 8vo (248 x 170mm.) Numerous uncoloured illustrations. (Light browning, minor marginal spotting to pp.5-9.) Buckram-backed marbled-paper boards (extremities lightly scuffed).
Hammer price: £25
ESHERICK, Wharton (illustrator). - Alfred Edgar COPPARD. Yokohama Garland and Other Poems. Philadelphia: Centaur Press, 1926. Limited edition of 500 copies, this number 207 signed by the author and illustrator, 8vo (274 x 180mm.) Numerous illustrations by Esherick. (Occasional minor light spotting.) Original cloth-backed paper-covered boards (light browning to spine), slipcase (extremities lightly bumped and slightly soiled). Note: the third book published by the Centaur Press.
Hammer price: £36
DULAC, Edmund. Picture Book for the French Red Cross. London, New York, etc.: [n.d. but circa 1915.] 4to (274 x 208mm.) 20 mounted colour plates by Dulac. (Some spotting.) Original cream cloth blocked in blue, dust-jacket (minor nicks and slightly soiled).
Hammer price: £75