English Literature, History, Children's Books and Illustrations

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Date of the auction: 15.07.2010

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DOCUMENT SIGNED BY LORD BURGHLEY, THE EARL OF LEICESTER, AND OTHERS, 1584

Elizabeth I--Privy Council. DOCUMENT SIGNED BY WILLIAM, LORD BURGHLEY, ROBERT, EARL OF LEICESTER, SIR CHRISTOPHER HATTON, LORD CHARLES HOWARD, AND THE EARLS OF LINCOLN, WARWICK, AND BEDFORD, APPOINTING THE EARLS OF PEMBROKE AND HERTFORD AND TWELVE OTHERS AS DEPUTY COMMISSIONERS FOR WILTSHIRE TO

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 15 Jul 2010

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ELIZABETH I, DOCUMENT SIGNED, 1593

Elizabeth I. DOCUMENT SIGNED passport for William Cooke, Clerk of the Liveries, "to passe out of this or Realme into the partes of beyonde the Seas and there to remayne for his better attayning of languages, learninge knowledge and experience, during the space of two yeares", countersigned at base

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 15 Jul 2010

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PROCEEDINGS IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, MANUSCRIPT ACCOUNT, 1629

Parliament--House of Commons. A TRUE RELATION OF THE MOST DAYES PROCEEDINGE IN PARLIAMENT SINCE THE LAST SITTING THEREOF BEGINNING UPPON THE XXTH OF JANUARY 1628[/29] providing a detailed summary of debates in the house and in committee with the text of major speeches, petitions, resolutions, and

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 15 Jul 2010

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THE NELL GWYN PORTFOLIO, 16 LOOSE PRINTS IN PORTFOLIO

The Nell Gwyn Portfolio - ENGRAVED IN LINE MEZZOTINT AND STIPPLE... FIRST SERIES... [NO PUBLISHER, C.1860S] folio, number 49 of 100 copies numbered and signed as 'proof impressions before all letters' by Frank S. Sabin, suite of 8 proof impressions on Japan paper together with duplicate suite of 8

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 15 Jul 2010

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LETTERS OF THE 1ST EARL OF JERSEY TO RICHARD HILL

Jersey, Edward Villiers, First Earl of. SERIES OF 94 AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED ("VILLIERS", THEN "JERSEY" FROM 24 SEPTEMBER 1697), TO RICHARD HILL on the negotiations leading to the Peace of Ryswick and other diplomatic, political and personal matters, a substantial series of warm and informative

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 15 Jul 2010

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DUKE OF MARLBOROUGH, AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, 1701

Marlborough, John Churchill, 1st Duke of. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED asking for a commission for Captain Collingwood, one page, quarto, integral blank, 29 June 1701, later address card laid down on blank ("Lt Genl Sir Charles Napier 2 Cumberland St"), spotting

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 15 Jul 2010

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FIRST EARL OF CADOGAN, COLLECTION OF LETTERS TO HIM

Cadogan, William, Earl of. A COLLECTION OF 28 LETTERS AND DOCUMENTS RELATING TO EUROPEAN DIPLOMACY, JACOBITISM, AND THE WAR OF THE QUADRUPLE ALLIANCE comprising: eight autograph letters by the 2nd Earl Stair as Ambassador at Paris, with news of court politics ("... his [i.e. the Regent Philippe

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 15 Jul 2010

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EDWARD, DUKE OF YORK, COLLECTION OF LETTERS

Prince Edward, Duke of York and Albany. A SERIES OF 65 LETTERS, CHIEFLY AUTOGRAPH, TO CHARLES SLOANE CADOGAN, LATER THIRD LORD CADOGAN, CONCERNING PRINCE EDWARD'S EUROPEAN TRAVELS, FINANCES, AND DEATH comprising: nine letters by Prince Edward, on money matters and especially negotiations for a

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 15 Jul 2010

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J. WHITE, DRAUGHT BOOK OF SHIP DESIGNS, C.1764

White, John. DRAUGHT OR DRAWING BOOK FOR A MERCHANT SHIPBUILDER IN BROADSTAIRS containing 29 full draughts (each with sheer or profile, half-breadth, and body plans) produced to varying levels of detail including deck arrangements and furnishing, mast positions, and decorative features, some with

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 15 Jul 2010

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EMMA HAMILTON, AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, TOGETHER WITH HORATIA NELSON WARD...

Hamilton, Emma. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, TO MADAME WALCOT accepting an appointment on behalf of her mother ("...My mother is Lazy & begs I will answer Mrs Walcots kind note...") and discussing Sir William Hamilton's health ("...Sir Wm is something better but not much which makes me low spirited as I

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 15 Jul 2010

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NELSON, AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (WITH HIS RIGHT HAND), 1794

Nelson, Horatio Lord. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, WRITTEN WITH HIS RIGHT HAND, TO JOHN UDNEY writing during the siege of Bastia on French military outposts ("...some of them are strong but not incapable in my humble opinion of being taken by Englishmen...") and the strength of the Corsicans ("...1500

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 15 Jul 2010

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NELSON, AUTOGRAPH LETTER TO EMMA HAMILTON, 1801

Nelson, Horatio Lord. AUTOGRAPH LETTER, TO EMMA HAMILTON describing a visit of Karl II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz ("...He is a respectable venerable Man made 10,000 apologies for the liberty he had taken in bringing so many persons for he knew that I had forbid it, to which I could only reply

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 15 Jul 2010

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NELSON, DOCUMENT SIGNED, 1803

Nelson, Horatio Lord. DOCUMENT SIGNED ("NELSON & BRONTE"), certifying that "Lieut Charles Montagu commanded the Hired Armed Cutter Queenbro' from the 5th of August 1801 to the 17 of October 1801", 1 page, 4to, 6 April 1803, remargined with four letters supplied in ink

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,500

Date: 15 Jul 2010

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NELSON, AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, 8 OCTOBER 1803

Nelson, Horatio Lord. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, TO SIR JOHN ACTON introducing his nephew Sir William Bolton and discussing the movements of the enemy ("...The French Fleet from what my boats can believe of their motions, are preparing if not embarking Troops. 8 Sail of the Line are ready..."), 2

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 15 Jul 2010

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NELSON, AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, 24 SEPTEMBER 1805

Nelson, Horatio Lord. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, TO LT COLONEL LOGAN discussing prize money ("...The marble which we prized so highly has I am sure turned out nothing...") and Logan's troops ("...I wish you had the 51st a little nearer Home but I suppose they will not send Home from India during the

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 15 Jul 2010

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NELSON, AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, 17 OCTOBER 1805

Nelson, Lord Horatio. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, TO REAR ADMIRAL JOHN KNIGHT with news of ships in his squadron including that repairs are being made to the Donegal's sails, instructions for taking on supplies, and emphasising his wish for an easterly wind, 2 pages, 4to, HMS Victory, 17 October 1805

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £9,000 - £12,000

Date: 15 Jul 2010

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MARKHAM, STORY OF THE COMMISSION OF HMS COLLINGWOOD, 1844 TO 1848

Markham, Clements R. STORY OF THE COMMISSION OF HMS COLLINGWOOD FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A NAVAL CADET [FROM A MIDSHIPMAN'S POINT OF VIEW], 1844 TO 1848 autograph manuscript narrative memoir in 27 chapters of Markham's first naval expedition as a teenage cadet on a voyage around the Pacific

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 15 Jul 2010

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R. COBDEN, AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, 1857

Cobden, Richard. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, TO J[OHN] HAMILTON decrying bloodthirsty calls in the British press for the utter destruction of Delhi during the Indian Mutiny, 4 pages, 8vo, Midhurst, 30 August 1857, small puncture-hole through both leaves

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 15 Jul 2010

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LETTERS BY EDWARD VII AND OTHER ROYALS AND ARISTOCRATS

Edward VII. FOUR AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED mostly as Prince of Wales, to Lady De La Warr, 8 pages, 8vo, together with letters to Lady De La Warr by: British royals Prince Leopold, Princess Helena, the Duke of Cambridge (2), Duchess of Teck (2), and the Grand Duchess of Mecklenburgh-Strelitz; the

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 15 Jul 2010

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ALBUM SIGNED BY ROYALS, CHURCHILL, AND OTHERS

Autograph Album. ECHOES: A MUSICAL BIRTHDAY BOOK SELECTED AND ARRANGED BY ELEANOR BRETT with a daily musical quotation and space for signatures, signed by several hundred British, Greek, Indian and other royals, aristocrats, politicians, bishops, and courtiers on the dates of their birthday

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 15 Jul 2010

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TITANIC PLAN OF FIRST CLASS ACCOMMODATION

RMS Titanic. DECK PLAN OF FIRST CLASS ACCOMMODATION showing in detail the layout of first class cabins (with cabin-numbers, fixtures and furniture) and public areas on decks A, B, C, D, E, and F, including the palm court veranda, smoke room, restaurants, gymnasium, and swimming pools, flanked with

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £10,000 - £12,000

Date: 15 Jul 2010

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WORLD WAR I PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM

World War I--War in the Air. ALBUM OF PHOTOGRAPHS 28 vintage silverprints of British and allied aeroplanes on the ground, undergoing repairs, and in the air (including one of W.G. Barker, VC, in flight), airships, a bomb depot, WRAFs, aerial views of the German fleet's surrender, royal visits to

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 15 Jul 2010

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MANUSCRIPT ACCOUNT OF THE BATTLE OF THE FALKLAND ISLANDS, 1914

World War I--Battle of the Falkland Islands. DIARY LETTER BY LIEUTENANT J.F. SHAW ON HMS INVINCIBLE describing in vivid and extensive detail the unexpected appearance of Admiral Von Spee's China Squadron off Port Stanley, the frenzy of activity that followed, the drama of battle ("...Often when the

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 15 Jul 2010

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T.E. LAWRENCE, AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, 1923

Lawrence, T.E. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("TES"), TO ROBIN [BUXTON] discussing the cost of the plates for the publication of Seven Pillars of Wisdom and worrying about his finances ("...The overdraft is hideous - large..."), 2 pages, 8vo, Clouds' Hill, 28 December 1923, punch-holes, slight browning

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 15 Jul 2010

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T.E. LAWRENCE, AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("T.E.SHAW"), 21 MAY 1929

Lawrence, T.E. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("T.E. SHAW"), TO BAIN asking for a selection of "Phoenix Library books of Chatto & Windus" and other books ("...I also want a first English edition (if it can be found easily) of War Birds, published about 1927 by Hamilton. It was by Liut. Grider, but appeared

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 15 Jul 2010

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WORLD WAR II, PHOTOGRAPHS OF HIROSHIMA AND OTHER SUBJECTS

World War II--Hiroshima. EIGHT PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE CITY showing the devastation caused by the Atomic bomb, together with photographs mostly taken on board HMS Glory, a Colossus-class aircraft carrier in the Pacific theatre, showing the official surrender of the Japanese forces in New Guinea (14

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 15 Jul 2010

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H. CRESSWELL COLLECTION OF ILUSTRATED MANUSCRIPTS

London--Cresswell, Henry. AN EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF 40 MANUSCRIPT VOLUMES most profusely illustrated throughout, several with hand-drawn dust-jackets and title-pages, including 'No Road in the City', eleven historic walks in the City of London with topographical illustrations in ink and wash

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 15 Jul 2010

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CHURCHILL, LETTER SIGNED, 1906

Churchill, Sir Winston. LETTER SIGNED, TO SENATOR EDWARD PULSFORD responding to his suggestion of changing the name of the Colonial Office, 4 pages, 8vo, Colonial Office, 12 May 1906, with envelope, together with printed speech and menu from the Cobden Club dinner, 4 Juy 1907, spotting to the

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 15 Jul 2010

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CHURCHILL, TYPED LETTER SIGNED, 1921

Churchill, Sir Winston. TYPED LETTER SIGNED, TO SIR FRANK MOULDEN congratulating him on his knighthood, 1 page, 4to, Colonial Office, 24 December 1921; together with a typed letter signed by Godfrey Thomas, private secretary to the Prince of Wales, also offering congratulations, 1 page, 4to

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 15 Jul 2010

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WINSTON CHURCHILL, SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH, 1943

Churchill, Sir Winston. PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED a wartime silverprint by Walter Stoneman (200 x 155mm), quarter length, showing the Prime Minister seated at his desk, mounted, signed on the mount ("Winston S. Churchill 1943"), slight silvering and wear to image, mount buckled

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 15 Jul 2010