Book Sale on
Wednesday 29th March 2017
Lots: 203-252 of 350
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Lot 203
Nineteen books by, The Nonesuch Press, to include:- The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans - five vols, limited printing, 1419/1500; The Works of George Farquhar - two vols, 874/1000; The Works of Thomas Otway - three vols, 555/1250; The Works of Sir John Vanburgh - four vols, 181/1300, and five other books by the same publisher (19)
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £200
Lot 204
HART-DAVIS, Rupert - The Autobiography of Arthur Ransome tog. w. a quantity of other books relating mainly to literature and biography to include:- LEWIS - Selected Letters of Horace Walpole - two vols, Oxford, 1926
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £75
Lot 205
The Aldine Edition of the British Poets - forty-five volumes, London, uniformly bound, half calf with marbled boards, various poets to include Cowper, Chaucer, Pope etc
Estimate:  £80 - 120 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £130
Lot 206
The Home and Haunts of Shakespeare - three vols, Sampson Low, Marston & co, folio, ex library
Estimate:  £20 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £15
Lot 207
The Complete Works of George Eliot - twelve vols, Fred De Fau & Co, half calf with marbled boards and gilt tooling and raised bands to the spine, uniformly bound tog. w. Novels of George Eliot - seven vols, William Blackwood and Sons, half calf with marbled boards, and gilt tooling and raised bands to the spine (19)
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £75
Lot 208
KIPLING, Rudyard - a collection of works to include:- Just So Stories - November, 1902 reprint; Thy Servant a Dog - 1930; Captains Courageous - January, 1898 reprint; Soldier Tales - 1896; Rudyard Kipling's Verse 1885-1918 - three vols and a small quantity of A. A. Milne publications
Estimate:  £25 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £60
Lot 209
GARDENER, James - The Paston Letters 1422-1509 A.D - four vols, Edinburgh, 1910
Estimate:  £20 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £10
Lot 210
THACKERAY, William Makepeace - Catherine; Lovel the Widower tog. w. four other of the author's works to include; The Paris Sketch Book; The Adventures of Philip on his Way through the World; The Virginians and The Christmas Books of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh - Smith, Elder & Co, 1881-1882 tog. w. The Works of John Bunyan - three vols, Blackie & Son, 1859 (8)
Estimate:  £25 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £35
Lot 211
Collection of literature books to include, LAWRENCE, T. W - Seven Pillars of Wisdom - 1935, together with others by various authors to include Anthony Trollope, Nevil Shute, Agatha Christie etc
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £140
Lot 212
The Works of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte - twelve vols, uniformly bound, all with pasted in plates inside the front board stating 'first issue of this edition', and each dated 1893
Estimate:  £60 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £42
Lot 213
Collection of 18th century, old cloth and leather, books relating to literature
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £32
Lot 214
Collection of fifteen books from the Harrap's Shilling Library, various authors to include Peter Craig, Victor MacClure, J. Jefferson Farjeon, Paull Steward, David Graeme etc, all with dust-wrappers, and to include first editions, tog. w. six books published by Wright and Brown (21)
Estimate:  £40 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £250
Lot 215
PATON, Noel (Illustrator) - The Dowie Dens o'Yarrow - 1860, folio, together with KEENE, Charles - Our People, from the collection of Punch - 1881; Pictures from Punch Vols. III & IV, bound in one book, and DAFFORNE, James - Modern Art, a series of engravings from the works of distinguished painters of the English and Foreign Schools selected from Galleries and Private Collections in Great Britain - 1877, folio (4)
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 216
HERON BOOKS - a collection of twenty-five Dennis Wheatley novels - red cloth, uniformly bound tog. w. nineteen Alistair Maclean novels - blue cloth, uniformly bound (34)
Estimate:  £15 - 25 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £10
Lot 217
LAWRENCE, D. H - Lady Chatterley's Lover including My Skirmish with Jolly Roger - Privately Printed, 1930
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £15
Lot 218
SCOTT, Sir Walter - a collection of twenty of the authors works
Estimate:  £20 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £15
Lot 219
KNIGHT, Charles (Ed.) - The Works of Shakespeare, Imperial Edition - two vols, J. S. Virtue & Co, with numerous steel illustrations tog. w. The Works of Shakespeare with notes - two vols, J. S. Virtue & Co, with numerous illustrations, all volumes uniformly bound, folio, with gilt tooling and raised bands to the spine (4)

Estimate:  £65 - 75 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
  
Lot 220
DICKENS, Charles - The Personal History of David Copperfield, together with another book by Dickens titled, The Pickwick Papers, both books with numerous coloured tipped in illustrations by Frank Reynolds [as called for] (2)
Estimate:  £15 - 20 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £18
Lot 221
HERON BOOKS - a quantity of books to include: The Works of Charles Dickens - in twenty-five vols; MACAULAY - The History of England - four vols; tog. w. other books
Estimate:  £15 - 25 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £10
Lot 222
De LACLOS, Choderlos - Dangerous Acquaintances - Nonesuch Press, 1940, with numerous coloured illustrations by Chas Laborde throughout, cloth bound
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £20
Lot 223
AUSTEN, Jane - Sense and Sensibility - 1899, first edition, with illustrations by Chris Hammond; another by the same author, Pride and Prejudice - September, 1903, reprint with illustrations by Hugh Thomson, each cloth bound with gilt tooling tog. w. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, with a biographical introduction by Henry Glassford Bell and MACLEOD, Norman (Ed.) - Good Words for 1864, (4)
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £220
Lot 224
Fourteen signed books each inscribed to the author, Howard Spring (1889-1965), to include: WILSON, Colin - The Outsider; YEE, Chiang - Dabbitse; TANGYE, Derek - A Cornish Summer; another by Tangye - A Drake at the Door and ten other books by various others (14)
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £190
Lot 225
Collection of ten signed books to include, PRATCHETT, Terry - Mort; GRISHAM, John - The Firm, and a further two titles, The Pelican Brief and The Rainmaker; MANSELL, Nigel - Mansell and Williams, The Challenge for the Championship; BARKER, Sue - Playing Tennis; WAUGH, Auberon - The Last Word; WOGAN, Terry - Wogan on Wogan; GELDOF, Bob - Is that it? and The Greatest Show on Earth Live Aid Programme, 1986, with signatures by Bob Geldof, Sting, Elvis Costello and The Style Council (10)
Estimate:  £40 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £380
Lot 226
Two signed books of political interest to include: MAJOR, John - Prime Minister and together with, World Leaders, Past and Present, Thatcher, signed by Carol Thatcher, with an inscription which reads, 'To Tom, With best wishes on your 70th birthday and with grateful thanks from my mother for being her biggest fan over the years. Carol (Thatcher)' (2)
Estimate:  £15 - 25 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £20
Lot 227
Collection of signed books, various subjects (with some interest to Somerset and Cornwall) and authors, to include Katie Adie, Bill Beaumont, Will Carling, Jeffery Archer, Neil Kinnock etc
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £20
Lot 228
GALLICO, Paul - The Snow Goose, with four tipped in illustrations by Peter Scott and further black and white illustrations, a limited edition printing numbered 125/750, signed by the author and the illustrator
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £95
Lot 229
WHEATLEY, Dennis - Faked Passports - undated tog. w. Dangerous Inheritance - 1965, first ed; The Severn Ages of Justerini's - Riddle Books Ltd, undated; They Used Dark Forces - 1964, first ed; The Man Who Killed the King - 1951, first ed. and Saturday's with Bricks - 1961, first ed, all with dust-wrappers and all books are signed by the author bearing an inscription to the author Howard Spring (6)
Estimate:  £60 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £300
Lot 230
HAUBER, E, D - Bibliotheca Acta et Scripta Magica [1741-1744], numerous parts bound in one volume with plates and maps throughout, index to the rear
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £170
Lot 231
WHEATLEY, Dennis - The Devil and His Works, a limited edition printing no. 24 of 25 copies, produced especially for the author and his friends, signed and inscribed by the author which reads;

'For Charles Clark To wish him many years of health, happiness and success as the head of the Hutchinson Group from his friend Dennis Wheatley'
Estimate:  £200 - 300 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £280
Lot 232
VALIENTE, Doreen - Where Witchcraft Lives - The Aquarian Press, 1962, first edition, dust-wrapper
Estimate:  £175 - 225 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £140
Lot 233
SHAW, Vero - The Illustrated Book of the Dog - Cassell & Co, red cloth with gilt tooling to the front board and spine, numerous full page coloured illustrations [as called for]
Estimate:  £150 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £180
Lot 234
Quantity of books relating to gardens and parks
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £55
Lot 235
ADAMS, W. H. Davenport - The Bird World, described with Pen and Pencil - 1880, with illustrations byu H. Giacomelli tog. w. MICHELET, Jules - The Bird - 1874 and by the same author, The Mountain - 1872 and three other books about birds and mammals (6)
Estimate:  £25 - 45 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £22
Lot 236
WRIGHT, John and Horace - The Vegetable Grower's Guide - four vols, Virtue & Co tog. w. The Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening, an Encyclopedia of Horticulture - Vol I-VIII, and Vol. ABA-COM, 1900 supplement and three other books relating to gardening (16)
Estimate:  £30 - 50 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £85
Lot 237
CLATER, Francis - Every Man His Own Carrier; or, the whole Art of Farriery laid open - London, 1819
Estimate:  £15 - 20 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £20
Lot 238
Thirteen books of botanical interest to include: SINCLAIR-RHODE, Eleanour - The Scented Garden - January 1932, third imp., with a typed letter from the author, dated 20th January, 1941 and by the same author, The Old English Herbals - Minerva Press, limited edition no. 134 of 500 copies; LIVINGS - Twelve White Flowers - with all plates [as called for]; JEKYLL, Gertrude - Wood & Garden - 1899; STERN, F. C - Snowdrops and Snowflakes; Flora and Sylva - Vol I only and eight others (13)
Estimate:  £60 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £50
Lot 239
NAISMITH, John - Elements of Agriculture; being an essay towards establishing the cultivation of soil and promoting vegetation on steady principles - 1807, half calf
Estimate:  £20 - 30 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £25
Lot 240
SPEECHLY, William - A Treatise on the Culture of the Pineapple and the Management of the Hot-House, together with a description of every species of insect that invest hot-houses, with effectual methods of destroying them - York, 1796, second ed. with six plates
Estimate:  £100 - 200 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £170
Lot 241
JEKYLL, Gertrude & HUSSEY, Christopher - Garden Ornament - 1927, second edition (revised), folio,
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £65
Lot 242
MAWSON, Thomas H. - The Art & Craft of Garden Making - Batsford, 1926, fifth edition, large folio
Estimate:  £60 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £90
Lot 243
BLUNT, Wilfred & RUSSELL, James - Old Garden Roses, Part Two: the Gallicas - 1957. with eight reproduction paintings by Charles Raymond, tog. w. MANNERING, Eva - Flower Portraits - 1961, with numerous coloured plates; REDOUTE, Pierre-Joseph - Roses - December 1954, third imp., with numerous coloured plates and PREVOST, Jean Louis - Bouquets - with nine coloured plates (4)
Estimate:  £50 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £30
Lot 244
WRIGHT, John - The Fruit Grower's Guide - J. S. Virtue, three vols [as pub. in this ed], with numerous coloured plates in each vol., decorative bindings with gilt tooling
Estimate:  £150 - 250 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £170
Lot 245
MAWE, John - The Linnean System of Conchology, describing The Orders, Geneva and Species of Shells, arranged into Divisions and Families; with a view to facilitate the student's attainment of the science - London, 1823, with thirty-seven plates, half calf tog. w. HULME - Familiar Wild Flowers - two vols, Cassell and Co, undated, numerous coloured plates throughout each vol, half calf (3)
Estimate:  £30 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £140
Lot 246
The Camella - two vols, The Leslie Urquhart Press tog. w. another by the same publisher - The Rhododendron; The Best of Redoute's Roses - The Ariel Press and Alum de Redoute - Collins, each book folio (5)
Estimate:  £50 - 100 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £40
Lot 247
FRANCIS, Francis - The Practical Management of Fisheries - London, 1883 tog. w. another by the same author, Fish Culture, a Pratical Guide to the Modern System of Breeding and Rearing Fish -1865 (2)
Estimate:  £20 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £15
Lot 248
Modern Practical Farriery, a complete system of the Veterinary Art, including pratical treatises on cattle, their management in dairy, field, and stall and the practice of sheep farming - five vols, William Mackenzie, uniformly bound, with coloured and black and white illustrations
Estimate:  £20 - 30 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £15
Lot 249
BUCKLAND, Francis T - Curiosities of Natural History - London, 1865, fifth edition, tog. w. GOSSE, Philip Henry - A Year at the Shore - 1865; WOOD, Rev. J. G - Homes Without Hands - 1875, full calf and a quantity of other books relating to botany, ornithology, fishing, shooting etc
Estimate:  £40 - 60 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £90
Lot 250
BEWICK, Thomas - The History of British Birds - two vols, Newcastle, 1816, half calf, with boards disbound
Estimate:  £15 - 20 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £28
Lot 251
THOMSON, James - The Seasons and Castle of Indolence - 1837, first edition, cloth bound with gilt tooling tog. w. MILNER, Rev. Thomas - The Gallery of Nature, a pictorial & descriptive tour through creation - 1860, with numerous illustrations (2)
Estimate:  £20 - 40 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £20
Lot 252
THE FARMER'S HOME - a collection of thirty-seven single issue magazines dating from 1936-1939
Estimate:  £50 - 80 Click here for details of BP and other fees payable on this lot.
Sold for:   £50
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