English Literature, History, Children's Books and Illustrations

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Date of the auction: 17.12.2008

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CH. WREN ALS TO FERMOR

Wren, Christopher. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("CHR WREN"), TO SIR WILLIAM FERMOR providing detailed practical advice over his building plans at Easton Neston including the appropriate height of garden walls and the construction of greenhouses, hoping that work would soon continue on the main house

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 17 Dec 2008

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GREATOREX ALBUM WITH ILLUSTRATIONS

Naval Manuscript. ALBUM AND GUESTBOOK COMPILED BY ADMIRAL CLEMENT GREATOREX, COMPRISING SIGNATURES, INSCRIPTIONS, AND ILLUSTRATIONS including 26 pages with illustrations, mostly contemporary and historic naval scenes in watercolour, by montague dawson ('Cracking on', 230 x 290mm., 1925), William

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 17 Dec 2008

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WINSTON CHURCHILL. MARLBOROUGH. NEW EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY

Churchill, Sir Winston. MARLBOROUGH. HIS LIFE AND TIMES., GEORGE G. HARRAP AND CO., 1934-38 8vo, new, revised edition of volume 1, reprint of volume 2, first editions of volumes 3 and 4, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on front endpaper ("For Lieut. | Frank A de Vine Hunt | RNVR | from |

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 17 Dec 2008

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PANKHURST, S. SERIES OF LETTERS

Pankhurst, Sylvia. SERIES OF 24 TYPED LETTERS SIGNED BY SYLVIA PANKHURST, TO MR DERVISH DUMA, A DIPLOMAT, BROADCASTER AND LEADER OF THE ALBANIAN COMMUNITY IN BRITAIN written as editor of New Times and Ethiopia News, showing her support for the liberation of Albania as well as Ethiopia, and for

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 17 Dec 2008

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COLERIDGE AND SOUTHEY, 2 WORKS IN ONE VOLUME

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor and Southey, Robert. TWO WORKS BOUND IN ONE VOLUME: Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. Poems on Various Subjects, Bristol: for C.G. and J. Robinson and J. Cottle, 1796, first edition of coleridge's first volume of poetry, with the errata leaf and advertisements, without

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 17 Dec 2008

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COLERIDGE. SIBYLLINE LEAVES, 1817

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. SIBYLLINE LEAVES: A COLLECTION OF POEMS. REST FENNER, 1817 8vo, first edition, uncut in original blue-grey boards, engraved portrait by Meyer attached to upper paste-down, rebacked with white label printed in black, corners slightly bumped, covers slightly soiled, some

Lot #: 38

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 17 Dec 2008

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COLERIDGE. ZAPOLYA, 1821

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. ZAPOLYA: A CHRISTMAS TALE, IN TWO PARTS: THE PRELUDE ENTITLED "THE USURPER'S FORTUNE;" AND THE SEQUEL ENTITLED "THE USURPER'S FATE". FOR REST FENNER, 1817 8vo, first edition, presentation copy inscribed by coleridge on half-title (''Mr and Mrs Gisborne in remembrance of

Lot #: 39

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 17 Dec 2008

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ARTHUR HALLAM. POEMS, 1830

Hallam, Arthur Henry. POEMS. [LITTLEWOOD AND CO., 1830] 12mo, first edition, first issue, presentation copy inscribed by the author to richard chevenix trench ("R.C. Trench | from his sincere friend | A.H. Hallam"), without advertisements, contemporary half calf, marbled boards, red morocco label on

Lot #: 47

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 17 Dec 2008

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SHELLEY. QUEEN MAB

Shelley, Percy Bysshe. QUEEN MAB; A PHILOSOPHICAL POEM: WITH NOTES. PRIVATELY PRINTED, P.B. SHELLEY, 1813 8vo, first edition, without half-title as issued, but with the dedication leaf ("to harriet*****"), shelley's imprint on title page and the final leaf intact, the huth-rabinowitz-fleming copy

Lot #: 51

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 17 Dec 2008

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SHELLEY. LAON AND CYTHNA, 1818

Shelley, Percy Bysshe. LAON AND CYTHNA; OR, THE REVOLUTION OF THE GOLDEN CITY: A VISION OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY. IN THE STANZA OF SPENSER. FOR SHERWOOD, NEELY, & JONES AND C. AND J. OLLIER, 1818 8vo, first edition of the suppressed text, Wise's second issue, later full maroon morocco gilt by

Lot #: 52

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,500

Date: 17 Dec 2008

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SHELLEY, PERCY B.

Shelley, Percy Bysshe. THE REVOLT OF ISLAM; A POEM. IN TWELVE CANTOS. B. M'MILLAN FOR C. AND J. OLLIER, 1818 8vo, first edition, first issue, errata leaf and fly-title for "The Revolt of Islam", without blank leaf b2 as normal, without final blank S8, later half maroon morocco, marbled boards

Lot #: 53

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 17 Dec 2008

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SHELLEY, REVOLT OF ISLAM, 1818, IN BOARDS

Shelley, Percy Bysshe. THE REVOLT OF ISLAM. A POEM. IN TWELVE CANTOS. B. M'MILLAN FOR C. AND J. OLLIER, 1818 8vo, first edition, errata sheet at the end, Pindar quotation on signature d, original blue boards, printed label on spine, some slight spotting, tear to front endpaper, boards a little

Lot #: 54

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 17 Dec 2008

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SHELLEY. CENCI, 1819

Shelley, Percy Bysshe. THE CENCI. A TRAGEDY IN FIVE ACTS. [LIVORNO:] FOR C. AND J. OLLIER, 1819 8vo, first edition, one of 250 copies without half-title as issued, original blue-grey boards, plain paper spine, uncut, small tear to front endpaper, some very small ink spots to upper cover, spine

Lot #: 55

Estimate: £6,000 - £9,000

Date: 17 Dec 2008

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SHELLEY. THE CENCI, 1821, IN BLUE MOROCCO

Shelley, Percy Bysshe. THE CENCI. A TRAGEDY IN FIVE ACTS. LONDON: FOR C. AND J. OLLIER, 1821 8vo, second (first English) edition, without half-title as issued, crushed blue morocco gilt by the Rose Bindery in Boston, spine gilt in six compartments, top edge gilt, a fine copy

Lot #: 56

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 17 Dec 2008

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SHELLEY. PROMETHEUS UNBOUND, 1820

Shelley, Percy Bysshe. PROMETHEUS UNBOUND. A LYRICAL DRAMA. IN FOUR ACTS. WITH OTHER POEMS. C. AND J. OLLIER, 1820 8vo, first edition, first issue with the cancelled preface, with half-title and final leaf of advertisements, contemporary diced russia, all edges gilt, pink endpapers, repairs to

Lot #: 58

Estimate: £3,500 - £4,500

Date: 17 Dec 2008

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SHELLEY. EPIPSYCHIDION, 1821

Shelley, Percy Bysshe. EPIPSYCHIDION: VERSES ADDRESSED TO THE NOBLE AND UNFORTUNATE LADY EMILIO V____, NOW IMPRISONED IN THE CONVENT OF ____. C. AND J. OLLIER, 1821 8vo, first edition, one of 100 copies, state without the colon after title at the head of the title page, dark blue morocco gilt by P

Lot #: 59

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 17 Dec 2008

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SHELLEY. ADONAIS, 1829

Shelley, Percy Bysshe. ADONAIS, AN ELEGY ON THE DEATH OF JOHN KEATS. CAMBRIDGE, 1821 4to, first english edition, full red morocco gilt by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, spine gilt in six compartments, green endpapers, preserved in red cloth slipcase, some slight spotting

Lot #: 60

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 17 Dec 2008

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SHELLEY. HELLAS, 1822

Shelley, Percy Bysshe. HELLAS. A LYRICAL DRAMA. CHARLES AND JAMES OLLIER, 1822 8vo, first edition, half-title, original drab wrappers, uncut, printed label on upper cover, bookseller's label on lower paste-down "E.W. Titus, Paris", spine repaired, covers slightly stained and soiled, a few tears

Lot #: 61

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,000

Date: 17 Dec 2008

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ROBERT SOUTHEY MS

Southey, Robert. AUTOGRAPH POETICAL MANUSCRIPT fair copy of 'The Ides of March. March 15', from line 27 ("Thy dagger pierced the Tyrant. Liberty") to the end of the poem, the author's name added in another hand, 1 page, 8vo, [c.1798

Lot #: 64

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 17 Dec 2008

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TENNYSON. QUEEN MARY, PRESENTATION COPY TO HIS SON HALLAM

Tennyson, Alfred, Lord. QUEEN MARY. A DRAMA. HENRY S. KING & CO., 1875 8vo, first edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author to his son hallam ("Hallam | from | A,."), advertisement leaf at the beginning, advertisements at the end, original green cloth, chocolate endpapers, preserved in

Lot #: 67

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 17 Dec 2008

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WORDSWORTH. EUROPEAN REVIEW.

Wordsworth, William, contrib. THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE, AND LONDON REVIEW: CONTAINING THE LITERATURE, HISTORY, POLITICS, ARTS, MANNERS & AMUSEMENTS OF THE AGE...VOL. XI. FOR 1787. FOR J. SEWELL, [JANUARY - JUNE] 1787 8vo, six monthly issues, continuously paginated, special engraved frontispiece and

Lot #: 68

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 17 Dec 2008

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WORDSWORTH. LYRICAL BALLADS, 1802

Wordsworth, William. LYRICAL BALLADS, WITH PASTORAL AND OTHER POEMS. BIGGS AND COTTLE FOR T.N. LONGMAN AND O. REES, 1802 8vo, 2 volumes, third edition of volume 1 and second edition of volume 2, nineteenth-century half calf, marbled boards, red speckled edges, binding slightly worn

Lot #: 69

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 17 Dec 2008

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WORDSWORTH. LYRICAL BALLADS, 1805

Wordsworth, William. LYRICAL BALLADS, WITH PASTORAL AND OTHER POEMS. R. TAYLOR AND CO. FOR T.N. LONGMAN, HURST, REES, AND ORME, 1805 8vo, 2 volumes,"fourth edition" (but actually third edition of volume 2), edges uncut, modern antique style quarter calf, marbled boards, red morocco label on spine

Lot #: 70

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 17 Dec 2008

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WORDSWORTH. POEMS 1815, AND POEMS, 1820

Wordsworth, William. POEMS...INCLUDING LYRICAL BALLADS, AND THE MISCELLANEOUS PIECES OF THE AUTHOR. WITH ADDITIONAL POEMS, AND A SUPPLEMENTARY ESSAY. LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN, 1815 8vo, 2 volumes, first edition, engraved frontispieces by J.C. Bromley and S. W Reynolds (after Sir George

Lot #: 73

Estimate: £7,000 - £9,000

Date: 17 Dec 2008

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WORDSWORTH. THE WAGGONER, 1819

Wordsworth, William. THE WAGGONER, A POEM, TO WHICH IS ADDED, SONNETS. FOR STRAHAN AND SPOTTISWOODE, AND FOR LONGMAN, HURST REES, ORME, AND BROWN, 1819 8vo, first edition, without half-title as issued, smooth calf gilt by Riviere, spine gilt in six compartments with green morocco label, gilt

Lot #: 75

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 17 Dec 2008

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WORDSWORTH. WHITE DOE OF RYLSTONE, PRESENTATION COPY

Wordsworth, William. THE WHITE DOE OF RYLSTONE; OR THE FATE OF THE NORTONS. A POEM. FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN AND (EDINBURGH:) JAMES BALLANTYNE AND CO., 1815 4to, first edition, engraved frontispiece by J.C. Bromley after Sir George Beaumont, presentation copy from sir george

Lot #: 76

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 17 Dec 2008

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WORDSWORTH.POETICAL WORKS, 4 VOLUMES, PRESENTATION COPY

Wordsworth, William. THE POETICAL WORKS. A NEW EDITION. LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, GREEN & LONGMAN, 1832 8vo, 4 volumes, presentation copy touchingly inscribed by the author on the half-title of volume 1 to his favoured fifteen-year-old niece elizabeth ("ebba") hutchinson ("To | Elizabeth

Lot #: 78

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 17 Dec 2008

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WORDSWORTH YARROW REVISITED, 1835 PRESENTATION COPY

Wordsworth, William. YARROW REVISITED. FOR LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, GREEN, & LONGMAN AND EDWARD MOXON, 1835 12mo, first edition, presentation copy, with an autograph note pasted-in at the beginning "To Eliza M. Hamilton | As | A Token of | Affectionate Esteem | From | Wm Wordsworth", further

Lot #: 79

Estimate: £700 - £900

Date: 17 Dec 2008

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WORDSWORTH. ECCLESIASTICAL SKETCHES, 1822

Wordsworth, William. ECCLESIASTICAL SKETCHES. FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME AND BROWN, 1822 8vo, first edition, smooth tan calf gilt in Riviere style, spine richly gilt, brown morocco labels, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, maroon endpapers, minor wear to edges of binding, otherwise a fine copy

Lot #: 83

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 17 Dec 2008

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WORDSWORTH, ODE...1847

Wordsworth, William. ODE ON THE INSTALLATION OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE ALBERT AS CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE. BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH, POET LAUREATE. VIZETELLY BROTHERS AND CO FOR GEORGE BELL, [1847] 4to, first edition, 8pp. pamphlet, full-length portrait of "H.R.H. Prince Albert, in

Lot #: 84

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

Date: 17 Dec 2008