Auction 15.07.2019

Gorringes
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United Kingdom
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Date of the auction: 15.07.2019

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Stephens, James - Irish Fairy Tales illustrated by Arthur Rackham, one of 525, signed by the artist, qto, quarter vellum, with 16 coloured plates, Mackmillan & Co Ltd, London 1920 Estimate £400-600

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 15 Jul 2019

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Wyer, John and Nixon, Chris - Racing with the David Brown Aston Martins', 2 vols, quarto, with d.j's, inscribed presentation copies, London 1980 Estimate £150-250

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 15 Jul 2019

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Modern Novels - mostly first editions in d/wrappers; authors include Brian Moore, Angela Carter, William Golding, Malcolm Bradbury, Barbara Pym, etc. (approx. 70 vols) Estimate £140-180 Mostly very good condition, including Bradbury's History Man (1975), Carter's - The Bloody Chamber (1979) and

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £140 - £180

Date: 15 Jul 2019

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Fleming, Ian - The Man With The Golden Gun, 1st edition, half title, green / white patterned e/ps, gilt lettered cloth and d/wrapper, 1965; together with (same author) For Your Eyes Only ..., 1st edition, half title, secondary 'red' title after contents, d/wrapper, (pp.199/200 slightly defective

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £160 - £200

Date: 15 Jul 2019

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Churchill, W.S. - A History of the English Speaking Peoples, 1st edition, 4 vols, text maps, half titles, d/wrappers, 1956-58; sold with a copy of Richard Hillary's The Last Enemy, 1st edition, half title, gilt-lettered cloth and d/wrapper, 1942 Estimate £100-140 Churchill - very good, unused set

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £100 - £140

Date: 15 Jul 2019

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Tipping, H. Avray - English Gardens, frontis, and numerous other photo illustrations, gilt buckram with marbled endpapers, folio, Country Life, 1925; Jekyll, Gertrude and Hussey, Christopher - Garden Ornament, 2nd edition revised, frontis and numerous other photo plates, gilt pictorial buckram

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £100 - £140

Date: 15 Jul 2019

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Miller, Philip - The Gardeners Dictionary ... the seventh edition, revised and altered ... containing the best and newest methods of cultivating and improving the kitchen, fruit, flower garden and nursery, 20 copper engraved plates, vignette and head and tailpiece decorations, recently rebound half

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £160 - £200

Date: 15 Jul 2019

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Nicol, Walter - The Gardener's Kalendar; or Monthly Directory of Operations in Every Branch of Horticulture, advert leaf, lacks half title, contemporary calf, Edinburgh 1810; Miller, Philip, The Gardeners Kalendar ... 7th edition, half title, head and tail piece decorations, lacks frontis, old calf

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 15 Jul 2019

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Farrer, Reginald - A Plant Hunter in Tibet, photo plates and a folded map, 1934; with (same author) Assam Adventure, photo plates, 1941; with others by this author or related titles (13) Estimate £60-80 Tibet - cloth Iightly marked and two spots on title, elsewhere good; Assam - cloth with slight

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £60 - £80

Date: 15 Jul 2019

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Jekyll, Gertrude - Wood and Garden, 2nd edition, photo plates, gilt decorated cloth, 1899; Jekyll, Gertrude - Home and Garden, 1st edition, photo plates, gilt decorated cloth, 1900; together with 7 others by this author, including A Gardener's Testament, 1937 and Children and Gardens, 1908 Estimate

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £100 - £140

Date: 15 Jul 2019

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Urquhart, Beryl Leslie, editor - The Camellia, 2 vols, 36 coloured plates (from paintings by Raymond Boothe and Paul Jones), cloth backed patterned boards and gilt cloth, folio, Plaw Hatch Hall, Sharpthorne (Sussex); The Leslie Urquhart Press, 1955-60; sold with W.B. Turrill's A Supplement to Elwes

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £50 - £60

Date: 15 Jul 2019

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Gardens - a small selection of older books on those at home and abroad; includes Ducane's The Flowers and Gardens of Japan, A & C. Black, 1908; Edith Wharton's Italian Villas and Their Gardens, NY 1904; and Robinson's The Parks, Promenades and Gardens of Paris, 1869; together with 8 related others

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £100 - £160

Date: 15 Jul 2019

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Old Garden Manuals - mostly Victorian, bound in decorated cloth and small 8vo, includes: Hibberd's The Amateur's Kitchen Garden, 1877; Hibberd's Rustic Adornments, 1857; Glenny's Handbook of the Flower Garden and Greenhouse, 3rd edition, 1857; Mrs Loudon's The Ladies Companion to the Flower Garden

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £160 - £200

Date: 15 Jul 2019

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Gardening - A selection of older books, including: Grey's Hardy Bulbs, 1937, vol I only; J.G. Millais's Magnolias, 1927; Woodcock & Stearn's Lillies of the World, 1950; The New Flora and Silva, edited Cox, vols I - 5 only, 1929-33; and approximately 25 others Estimate £80-120 Grey - vol 1 of 3

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 15 Jul 2019

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Loudon, J.C. - An Encyclopaedia of Gardening; comprising the theory and practice of horticulture, floriculture, aboriculture, and landscape-gardening ..., 1st edition, many text engravings, rebound half calf and cloth, gilt decorated and panelled spine, thick 8vo, 1822 Estimate £160-200 Well bound

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £160 - £200

Date: 15 Jul 2019

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Loudon, J.C. - The Suburban Gardener, and Villa Companion ..., 1st edition, numerous wood engraved text illus., contemporary half calf with marbled boards, gilt decorated and panelled spine with maroon label, 1838 Estimate £120-160 Title and some other intermittent foxing, binding with only slight

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £120 - £160

Date: 15 Jul 2019

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Gardening - A large selectionof mostly earlier / mid 20th century titles, including - Rohde's Herbs and Herb Gardening, c.1930; Rohdes - A Garden of Herbs, revised edition, 1926; Gathorne - Hardy's The Native Garden, 1961; Sackville-West's In Your Garden Again, 1953 with More For Your Garden, 1955

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £60 - £80

Date: 15 Jul 2019

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Elvard, Paul - Le Visage de la Paix par Picasso et Elvard, qto, soft covers, number 60 of 2000, 29 illustrations Editions Cercle D'Art, Paris 1951 Estimate £150-200

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 15 Jul 2019

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Carroll, Lewis - Alice in Wonderland, Folio Society limited edition, one of 1000, quarter bound by hand in vellum with vellum tips, blocked on spine in 22ct gold, large qto, with 11 colour plates and 50 line-drawings by Charles Sandwyk, presentation box bound in Paradise cloth with a titling label

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 15 Jul 2019

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Milne, Alan Alexander - The House at Pooh Corner, illustrated by Ernest H. Shephard, A RARE PRE-PUBLICATION SALESMAN'S SAMPLE, 178 pages, but text to only first 53, listing of contents incomplete, in d.j., but no text to inner flaps, Methuen & Co, London 1928 Estimate £300-500

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 15 Jul 2019

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Contact ... Contact Collection of Contemporary Writers, one of 300, edited by Robert McAlmon, original wrappers, small loss at foot of spine and front cover, Contact Publishing Co., Paris 1925 Estimate £300-500

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 15 Jul 2019

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Pound, Ezra - A Draft of XXX Cantos, 1st edition, one of 200, 8vo, original linen uncut, spine browned, worm to top left of first 10 leaves, Hours Press, Paris 1930 Note: The woodcut initials were designed by Dorothy Shakespeare Pound Estimate £400-600

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 15 Jul 2019

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Pound, Ezra - Canzoni, 1st edition, original boards, with gilt titles, two thirds of spine detached but present, modern folding case, Elkin Matheous, London 1911 Estimate £150-200

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 15 Jul 2019

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Douglas, Keith - Alamein to Zem Zem, 1st edition, qto, in ragged d.j., with frontis and two colour plates, Editions Poetry London, London 1946, Yeats, William Butler - Last Poems and Plays, 8vo, cloth, London 1940, Smith, Sydney Goodsir - The Deevil's Walts, in clipped d.j., London 1946, Ibid

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £70 - £100

Date: 15 Jul 2019

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Cummings, Edward Estlin - Tulips and Chimney, 1st edition, 8vo, half cloth, Thomas Seltzer, New York 1923, The Authors first exclusively published collection of poetry Estimate £100-150 Spotting on title page is a little worse on half title. Spotting in text is minimal with the exception of page 14

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 15 Jul 2019

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William, William Carlos - The Clouds, Aigeltinger, Russia & Co, one of 250, 8vo, cloth, with paper titling label to spine, College Press and Cummingtons Press, [Aurora, New York] 1948 Estimate £100-150

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 15 Jul 2019

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Todd, Ruthven - Until Now, 8vo, cloth, The Fortune Press, [1942], Lewis, Cecil Day - The Magnetic Mountain, No. one of Hogarth Living Poets, 2nd impression, London 1933, ibid Transitional Poem (Number 9) Leonard and Virginia Woolf, Hogarth Press 1929, Empson, William - Poems, 8vo, cloth, Chatto and

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £60 - £90

Date: 15 Jul 2019

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[Smith, Sydney Goodsir] - Carotid Cornucopius, 8vo, cloth, with printed d.j., a presentation copy to 'Bertie', [William Robert Rodgers (1909 - 1969), known as Bertie, and born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, was probably best known as a poet, but was also a prose essayist, a book reviewer, a radio

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £70 - £100

Date: 15 Jul 2019

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Gay, John - Fables, 2 vols, 2nd edition, 8vo, 19th century calf, Vol 1 with engraved title vignette and 51 text vignettes by John Wootton and William Kent, Vol 2 with engraved frontis, title vignette and 16 copper plates by Hubert-Francois Gravelot, J. Tonson and J. Watts and P. Knapton and T. Cox

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 15 Jul 2019

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Pound, Ezra - The Spirit of Romance, 8vo, green cloth, spotted throughout, J.M. Dent and Sons, London [1910] Estimate £80-120

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 15 Jul 2019