Books and Manuscripts: A Summer Miscellany

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Datum der Auktion: 28.07.2020 - 04.08.2020

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ALBIN | A natural history of birds, 1738-1740 (but later)

ALBIN, ELEAZAR A NATURAL HISTORY OF BIRDS [A SUPPLEMENT]. LONDON: W. INNYS AND R. MANBY, 1738-1740 (BUT A SUBSEQUENT ISSUE, NO LATER THAN 1799) 3 volumes, 4to (288 x 219mm.), lists of subscribers, 306 hand coloured engraved plates, later half calf over marbled boards, some plates shaved, 2 plates

Los #: 1

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

Datum: 28.07.2020 - 04.08.2020

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ALKEN | The national sports of Great Britain, 1821

ALKEN, HENRY THE NATIONAL SPORTS OF GREAT BRITAIN. LONDON: THOMAS MCLEAN, 1821 Folio (470 x 300mm.), engraved additional title, coloured by hand, 50 hand-coloured engraved plates, contemporary straight-grained maroon morocco gilt, covers with concentric borders tooled with borders in gilt and blind

Los #: 2

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

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AMBERT | Esquisses historiques... l'armée française, Saumur, 1835, half red...

AMBERT, JOACHIM ESQUISSES HISTORIQUES DES DIFFERENTS CORPS QUI COMPOSENT L'ARMÉE FRANÇAISE... DESSINÉ PAR CHARLES AUBRY. SAUMUR: A. DEGOUY, 1835 large folio (529 x 385mm.), lithographed title-page, woodcut head- and tailpieces (by Lacoste) and initials, 13 hand-coloured lithographed plates

Los #: 3

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

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ANNING, MARY | autograph letter signed, to William Buckland, [1829]

ANNING, MARY AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, TO WILLIAM BUCKLAND explaining that she delayed sending him specimens because the recent frost has affected her work on the cliffs, but she has now sent him a box ("...there are few coprolites which I hope you will think good there is one with bits of Sepia in

Los #: 4

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 12.000 £

Datum: 28.07.2020 - 04.08.2020

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ASTLEY | The art of riding, London, 1584, later calf, drop-back box

[ASTLEY, JOHN] THE ART OF RIDING, SET FOORTH IN A BRIEF TREATISE, WITH A DUE INTERPRETATION OF CERTEINE PLACES ALLEDGED OUT OF XENOPHON, AND GRYSON, VERIE EXPERT AND EXCELLENT HORSEMEN... LASTLIE IS ADDED A SHORT DISCOURSE OF THE CHAINE OR CAVEZZAN, THE TRENCH, AND THE MARTINGALE... LONDON: HENRY

Los #: 5

Schätzpreis: 8.000 £ - 10.000 £

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AUTOGRAPH ALBUM | c.460 items including letters by Babbage, Charles...

AUTOGRAPH ALBUM CONTAINING IN TOTAL ABOUT 460 ITEMS, INCLUDING 113 FULL LETTERS AND DOCUMENTS including letters by: Travellers: George Cartwright (trader in Newfoundland and Labrador), to Edmund Cartwright, Mansfield, 14 June 1817; Basil Hall; William Hamilton, to James Ferrier; Joseph Pentland, to

Los #: 6

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 5.000 £

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BEDFORD, DR EVAN | Medical papers, diaries, and related material

BEDFORD, DR EVAN MEDICAL PAPERS, COMPRISING: i) War Diaries, as Consulting Physician to Middle East Forces, in two volumes, detailing tours to military hospitals throughout the Middle East (Palestine, Syria), Egypt, and the Eastern Mediterranean, as well as other locations such as refugee camps

Los #: 7

Schätzpreis: 1.500 £ - 2.000 £

Datum: 28.07.2020 - 04.08.2020

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BEEBE, C.W. | A Monograph of the Pheasants, London 1918-1922, 4 volumes

BEEBE, WILLIAM CHARLES A MONOGRAPH OF THE PHEASANTS. LONDON: PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE NEW YORK ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY BY WITHERBY AND CO., 1918-1927 FIRST EDITION, number 242 of 600 copies, 4 volumes, folio (406 x 290mm.), titles printed in red and black, 90 coloured lithographed or collotype

Los #: 8

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

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BONAPARTE, C.L. | Iconographie des pigeons, Paris 1857

BONAPARTE, CHARLES-LUCIEN ICONOGRAPHIE DES PIGEONS NON FIGURES PAR MME. KNIP. PARIS: P. BERTRAND, 1857-[1858] FIRST EDITION, folio (542 x 345mm.), half-title, 55 hand-coloured lithographed plates by and after Paul Louis Oudart, F. Willy, and E. Blanchard, printed by Lemercier, later green half

Los #: 9

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

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BOYS | Original views of London as it is. London: Thomas Boys, 1842

BOYS, THOMAS SHOTTER ORIGINAL VIEWS OF LONDON AS IT IS. LONDON: THOMAS BOYS, 1842 FIRST EDITION, folio (560 x 375mm.), lithographed title-page, lithographed dedication leaf bound in at the beginning, 25 lithographed plates, text leaves in French and English, foxing to dedication leaf, minor foxing

Los #: 10

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 4.000 £

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BRAZIL | Brass plaque celebrating the establishment of the First Brazilian...

[BRAZIL]-- ESTADOS UNIDOS DO BRASIL. 15 NOVEMBER 1889 Brass plaque, 168 x 140mm., embossed with coat of arms of Brazil, slightly tarnished Plaque celebrating the establishment of the First Brazilian Republic on 15 November 1889, which overthrew the monarchy of the Empire of Brazil and put an end to

Los #: 11

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 500 £

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BRAZIL | Fernando de Noronha island, watercolour and engraved map

[BRAZIL] FERNANDO DE NORONHA ISLAND, TWO ITEMS: Buache, Phillipe. Carte de la partie de l'Ocean. Plan de l'isle de Fernand de Noronha. Paris, 1737, 2 maps on one double-page engraved mapsheet (545 x 770mm.), hand-coloured in outline"Vue de l'isle de Fernand de Norona..", watercolour of a ship

Los #: 12

Schätzpreis: 300 £ - 500 £

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[BRAZIL]--CICÉRI AND BENOIST | Rio de Janeiro, [1852], hand-coloured...

[BRAZIL]--CICÉRI, EUGÈNE AND PHILIPPE BENOIST (LITHOGRAPHERS) RIO DE JANEIRO DE CASTELLA. PARIS, LEMERCIER (PRINTED), G.LEUZINGER, RIO DE JANEIRO (PUBLISHED), [1852] (616 x 872mm.), hand-coloured lithograph, small marginal repairs SPECTACULAR VIEW OF RIO DE JANEIRO. To view Shipping Calculator

Los #: 13

Schätzpreis: 3.000 £ - 4.000 £

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[BRAZIL]--CORONELLI | Three globe gores of South America, mainly Brazil...

[BRAZIL]--VINCENZO MARIA CORONELLI THREE TERRESTRIAL GLOBE GORES OF SOUTH AMERICA, MAINLY BRAZIL. [VENICE, C.1693] Three engraved globe gores (sheet size, average 500 x 363mm.), minor spotting to one sheet, tape remnants to verso FINE AND RARE. Part of the set of 24 globe gores for Coronelli's 42

Los #: 14

Schätzpreis: 1.000 £ - 1.500 £

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[BRAZIL]--HORATIUS | Il Regno del Brasile parte nobilissima del Mondo...

[BRAZIL]--ANDREAS ANTONIUS HORATIUS IL REGNO DEL BRASILE PARTE NOBILISSIMA DEL MONDO NUOVO. ROME, 1698 Large engraved map (490 x 610mm.), engraved by Huberto Vincent and Antonius Donzel, elaborate cartouches and vignettes STRONG IMPRESSION OF A RARE MAP OF BRAZIL. The map is originally from Giovanni

Los #: 15

Schätzpreis: 800 £ - 1.000 £

Datum: 28.07.2020 - 04.08.2020

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BRAZIL | Two lithographed views of Rio de Janeiro, [1850s]

BRAZIL, RIO DE JANEIRO TWO LITHOGRAPHED VIEWS, COMPRISING: Desmons, Lluchar. Panorama da cidade do Rio de Janeiro tomado do Castelo. Paris: Lemercier, [c.1854], lithographed by Aubrun, (512 x 648mm.), from a set of set of 12 engravings by the French artist Lluchar DesmonsSabatier, Leon and Bayot

Los #: 16

Schätzpreis: 600 £ - 800 £

Datum: 28.07.2020 - 04.08.2020

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BRINDESI | Elbicei atika. Musée des anciens costumes Turcs de...

BRINDESI, JEAN ELBICEI ATIKA. MUSÉE DES ANCIENS COSTUMES TURCS DE CONSTANTINOPLE. PARIS: LEMERCIER, [1855] FIRST EDITION, folio (480 x 356mm.), lithographed title printed in gold and tints, and 22 lithographed plates by Regnier, Bettanier, Lemoine, Bour and others after Brindesi, PRINTED IN COLOURS

Los #: 17

Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 7.000 £

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CARDIGAN and McCORMICK | Eight months on active service & A Visit to the...

CARDIGAN, JAMES THOMAS BRUDENWELL, 7TH EARL EIGHT MONTHS ON ACTIVE SERVICE.... LONDON: WILLIAM CLOWES, [C.1855] 8vo, FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, D1 and D2 with pencil annotations as in other copies, original cloth [together with:]McCormick, Richard C. A visit to the camp before Sebastopol

Los #: 18

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

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CARLEVARIS | Le fabriche e vedute di Venetia, Venice, [1705]

CARLEVARIS, LUCA LE FABRICHE, E VEDUTE DI VENETIA. VENICE: GIOVANNI BATTISTA FINAZZI, [1705?] oblong quarto (300 x 418mm.), engraved title-page, engraved dedication dated 17 May 1703, 103 numbered engraved plates in their second state (with numbering but without the publisher's name, plates 102-103

Los #: 19

Schätzpreis: 18.000 £ - 22.000 £

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CHILE | Two lithographed views of Valparaiso, [c.1854]

CHILE, VALPARAISO-- TWO LITHOGRAPHED VIEWS, COMPRISING: Valparaiso. El Puerto, Visto del cerro de la cueva del Chivato. Hamburg: Carlos Fuchs, [c.1854], lithograph after daguerrotype by Boehme and Bleyfus, (565 x 890mm.), a few small creases [Il Valparaiso. El Almendral, Visto del cerro de la cueva

Los #: 20

Schätzpreis: 1.500 £ - 2.000 £

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CORONELLI | Atlante Veneto, 1691

CORONELLI, VINCENZO ATLANTE VENETO. VENICE, [GIROLAMO ALBRIZZI FOR CORONELLI, 1691] 2 volumes, folio (477 x 330mm.), incorporating 169 engraved plates (117 double-page maps, plans, views, astronomical diagrams and naval plates, of which two are by Rossi, and one by Mercator, two polar calottes, ten

Los #: 21

Schätzpreis: 50.000 £ - 60.000 £

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DAFFY | Elixir Salutis, 1681, 2 pamphlets

DAFFY, ANTHONY TWO PAMPHLETS PROMOTING HIS ELIXIR SALUTIS: i) Daffy's Original and Famous Elixir Salutis: the choice drink of health: or, Health-bringing Drink. for the Author, by Thomas Milbourn, 1681. 4to, uncut single sheet, UNRECORDED EDITION, title page with armorial red wax seal impression

Los #: 22

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

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DARWIN | autograph letter signed, to Henry Colburn, [1837]

DARWIN, CHARLES AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, TO HENRY COLBURN informing him that "having returned from the country on Saturday night [...] I will now continue to superintendend [sic] the revises myself - and I am much obliged for your assistance during my absence", and requesting that Mr Whiting send

Los #: 23

Schätzpreis: 4.000 £ - 6.000 £

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DINGLE | The new atlas of China, 1920

DINGLE, JOHN EDWIN AND HAROLD JOHN FRUIN, EDITORS THE NEW ATLAS OF CHINA. SHANGHAI: FAR EASTERN GEOGRAPHICAL ESTABLISHMENT, [C.1920] Folio (530 x 395mm.), 24 coloured maps (10 double-page), publisher’s brown half morocco over printed boards, contemporary French manuscript map of south-west China

Los #: 24

Schätzpreis: 1.500 £ - 2.000 £

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DONN | A map of the county of Devon, 1765

DONN, BENJAMIN A MAP OF THE COUNTY OF DEVON, WITH THE CITY AND COUNTY OF EXETER, DELINEATED FROM AN ACTUAL SURVEY, ON TWELVE SHEETS OF IMPERIAL PAPER, THE SCALE OF AN INCH TO A MILE. LONDON: PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR, 1765 Folio (522 x 375mm.), double-page general map, 12 double-page mapsheets, all

Los #: 25

Schätzpreis: 700 £ - 900 £

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DONOVAN | The natural history of British birds, 1794-1798

DONOVAN, EDWARD THE NATURAL HISTORY OF BRITISH BIRDS. LONDON: PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR, AND FOR F. AND C RIVINGTON, 1794-1798 5 volumes, 8vo (233x 143mm.), 124 hand-coloured engraved plates, contemporary straight-grained red morocco, covers with Greek key and triple fillet borders gilt, occasional

Los #: 26

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

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DURY | A chorographical map of the King of Sardinia's dominions, 1765

DURY, ANDREW A CHOROGRAPHICAL MAP OF THE KING OF SARDINIA'S DOMINIONS... II. A CHOROGRAPHICAL MAP OF THE TERRITORIES OF THE REPUBLIC OF GENOA. [LONDON]: PRINTED FOR AND SOLD BY A. DURY, 1765 Folio (549 x 375mm), title in English and French and printed in red and black, 2-leaf index-gazetteer, 20

Los #: 27

Schätzpreis: 2.000 £ - 3.000 £

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EDWARDS | A natural history of birds [Gleanings of natural history...

EDWARDS, GEORGE A NATURAL HISTORY OF BIRDS [GLEANINGS OF NATURAL HISTORY]. LONDON: WILL. GARDINER AND OTHERS, 1802–1806 (WATERMARKS 1816–1824) 7 volumes, folio (485 x 295mm.), engraved additional title and portrait, both plain, 362 hand-coloured engraved plates, nineteenth century half morocco

Los #: 28

Schätzpreis: 10.000 £ - 15.000 £

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EINSTEIN | Signed photograph, 1955

EINSTEIN, ALBERT PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT, SIGNED ON THE MOUNT 100 x 115mm, head and shoulders portrait of the scientist depicting him sticking his tongue out at the camera, by Arthur Sasse, taken whilst he was seated in a car returning from his 72nd birthday celebrations at the Princeton Club (14

Los #: 29

Schätzpreis: 20.000 £ - 30.000 £

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ELLIOT, D.G.| A Monograph of the Paradiseidae, or Birds of Paradise, New...

ELLIOT, DANIEL GIRAUD A MONOGRAPH OF THE PARADISEIDÆ, OR BIRDS OF PARADISE. [NEW YORK]: PRINTED FOR THE SUBSCRIBERS BY THE AUTHOR, 1873 FIRST EDITION, folio (605 x 470mm.), dedication leaf, list of subscribers, list of plates, 36 fine hand-colored lithographed plates by J. Smit after Joseph Wolf

Los #: 30

Schätzpreis: 12.000 £ - 18.000 £

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