English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

Sotheby's
London

Date of the auction: 11.07.2017

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HERALDIC MANUSCRIPT, WITH THE ARMS OF ENGLISH NOBILITY, EARLY 17TH CENTURY

red ruled triple margins, front free endpapers with a few notes in an late-16th or early-17th century hand including a Latin couplet, contemporary numeration (the final coat of arms labelled "70"), on several late-16th century paper stocks, late-16th century, folio, contemporary vellum boards with

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,000

Date: 11 Jul 2017

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HERALDIC MANUSCRIPT--RYLEY AND DETHICK, VISITATION OF MIDDLESEX...

containing 95 genealogies of armigerous families, including descriptions of their arms, some with pencil illustrations of the arms, and EACH WITH THE ORIGINAL SIGNATURE OF THE HEAD OF THE FAMILY, contemporary foliation (to fol. 61) and index, 103 pages, also with 18 pages of engraved arms pasted in

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 11 Jul 2017

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GAINSBOROUGH, TWO RECEIPTS SIGNED, 1768

each acknowledging receipt of ten Guineas from Sir John Sebright for half payment for a three-quarter length portrait, 2 pages, oblong 8vo, 11 March and 5 April 1768, the first receipt docketed by Sebright, the second receipt with part of a pencil sketch portrait of a woman by another hand on the

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 11 Jul 2017

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IRELAND--LAW], A REVIEW OF THE REVENUE LAWS OF IRELAND, MANUSCRIPT, C.1750S

Manuscript in English, in a single scribal hand with scattered marginal notes probably by the First Earl of Clonmell, with detailed index and list of statutes, contemporary pagination (to p.241), with, written from the reverse, "The State of his Majesty's Hereditary Revenue in 1753", altogether

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 11 Jul 2017

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FIRST EARL OF CLONMELL, MANUSCRIPT COURT NOTEBOOKS, 1772-1796 (7 VOL.)

recording in detail hundreds of legal cases overseen by him, noting details of cases, arguments, precedents, principles, and verdicts, including one volume of cases in the Dublin Court of Exchequer, one "Crown Circuit Book" for the Court of Assizes (1784), and four volumes of cases at the Court of

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 11 Jul 2017

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FIRST EARL OF CLONMELL, PERSONAL JOURNAL, 1777-97

containing miscellaneous personal notes and memoranda, including "experimental Observations upon the Effects of certain Meats [and] Drinks", "A List of memorables which have occurred in the Course of my Life", "Hints of Plans for advancing my fortune", dated personal reflections containing repeated

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 11 Jul 2017

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MATTHEWS, SHIPS'S JOURNALS AND OTHER PAPERS RELATING TO THE AFRICAN SLAVE...

i) "Journal of my particular proceedings when detach'd from or acting seperate [sic] from my Colleage Mr. Wm: Harrison", detailing his activities whilst employed in the slave trade at Sierra Leone, including extensive travel in the region, especially to the Banana Islands and inland upriver from

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 11 Jul 2017

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BOUGAINVILLE, VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD, 1772 (1 VOL.)

4to, FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, five folding maps and one engraved plate, contemporary mottled calf, marbled endpapers, occasional foxing, new spine, slightly rubbed

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 11 Jul 2017

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BLIGH, A NARRATIVE OF THE MUTINY, ON BOARD HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP BOUNTY, 1790...

4to, FIRST EDITION, folding map bound as frontispiece, 2 folding maps at end, one folding plan ("A copy of the Draught from which the Bounty's Launch was built"), original blue boards, white paper spine, collector's brown morocco backed folding box, professional repairs to spine and inner joints

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £12,000 - £15,000

Date: 11 Jul 2017

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NELSON, AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, TO RICHARD CREED, 26 AUGUST 1801

informing him that he has signed papers allowing Mr Fellows to take "your report as to the correctness of Lord Hoods order and I have given a testimony of Mr Fellows' conduct, which I hope may be as useful as I am sure it is true", also thanking Creed for complimenting his conduct in the affair

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 11 Jul 2017

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NELSON, LOCK OF HIS HAIR, IN A LOCKET

sandy colour, tied with gold thread, housed behind glass in a circular silver locket (30mm circumference), engraved "LORD NELSON'S HAIR TRAFALGAR OCTR 21 1805

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 11 Jul 2017

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TRAFALGAR CAMPAIGN, COLLECTION OF SEA CHARTS (1 VOL.)

large folio (approximately 615 x 540mm.), 16 double-page charts, loosely inserted manuscript "Plan of Oran and Marzaquiver Bay 15 July 1805 by E. Soper HMS Tonnant" (365 x 460mm.), loosely inserted printed chart (335 x 480mm.), ship's canvas over marbled boards, scattered staining, a few repairs

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 11 Jul 2017

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ACKERMANN, A HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OXFORD, 1814 (2 VOL.)

2 volumes, 4to, half-titles, complete 115 coloured plates, the plates mixed first and second states according to Abbey with the exception of Plate 15 and 84 which are in second states, papers watermarked 'J Whatman 1812', contemporary navy morocco ruled in gilt by Sawyer, both volumes bearing the

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 11 Jul 2017

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PYNE, HISTORY OF THE ROYAL RESIDENCES, 1819 (3 VOL.)

3 volumes, 4to, FIRST EDITION, later (uncoloured) issue, volume titles and seven section titles, seven aquatint frontispieces and 93 aquatint plates by T. Sutherland, R. Reeve, W.J. Bennett, D. Havell, and J. Baily after C. Wild, J. Stephanoff, R. Cattermole, W. Westall, and G. Samuel, some tinted

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 11 Jul 2017

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WYNFIELD, 19 PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS OF VICTORIAN ARTISTS

Sir John Everett Millais, Frederick R. Pickersgill, Richard Ansdell, P.H. Calderon, Sir Frederic Leighton, Henry Stacey Marks, Thomas Faed, William Gale, Thomas Oldham Barlow, G.F. Watts, Charles S. Keene, Frederick Walker, John Dawson Watson, Henry Wyndham Phillips, self-portrait, William Frederick

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £7,000 - £9,000

Date: 11 Jul 2017

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SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPHS], COLLECTION OF 29 SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPHS IN AN ALBUM

4to (280 x 230mm.), 29 albumen print photographs, comprising 24 mounted on card (103 x 76mm.), 2 unmounted (103 x 76mm.), and 3 cartes-de-visite including one by Frederick Hudson, captioned and signed by his medium Georgiana Houghton on the reverse ("...I was seated in the place where the figure

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 11 Jul 2017

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SMITH, JOURNAL OF THE CONVICT SHIP "BELGRAVIA", 1866

blank printed journal with daily manuscript entries, including a full list of 282 convicts embarked at Chatham, Portsmouth, and Portland for transportation to Western Australia, their names, ages, literacy, crime, sentence, and character, then providing a careful record on the convicts' daily

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 11 Jul 2017

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QUEEN VICTORIA], A PAIR OF SILK STOCKINGS, IN BOX

two cream silk stockings, each monogrammed with a crown above the initials "VR", band at top edge of each stocking additionally monogrammed "M", decorative seams running down lower leg to foot in matching silk thread with two embroidered diamond shape motifs above each ankle, preserved in a brown

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 11 Jul 2017

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QUEEN VICTORIA], A CHEMISE AND A PAIR OF BLOOMERS

i) a pair of fine white cotton bloomers, waist approximately 54 inches, drawstring fastening, monogrammed on the waistband in white thread with initials "VR" below a crown, and with the number "36" just below ii) a fine white cotton chemise, neckline to hemline approximately 32 inches, short

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 11 Jul 2017

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SIMPSON, AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED, TO EDWARD, PRINCE OF WALES, 1935

"WE do remember last March 12th[.] I hope these will never be the 'missing links'.", 1 page, 8vo, headed stationery of the Prince of Wales (the first "E" in the note formed from the letterhead cipher) at St James's Palace, London, integral autograph address panel ("H.R.H. The Prince of Wales"), [?12

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 11 Jul 2017

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CHURCHILL, THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1948-1954, C.C. WOOD'S ANNOTATED COPIES (6...

6 volumes, 8vo, FIRST BRITISH EDITIONS, volume one the Baylis printing (signed with numbers throughout), the rest first printings, CHARLES CARLYLE WOOD'S COPIES, manuscript revisions, deletions and corrections in blue, green, red and black ink and pencil in several hands to c.100 pages (mostly in

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 11 Jul 2017

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IRELAND, EASTER RISING, "HALF PROCLAMATION", HANDBILLS, AND OTHER RARE...

Map of the City of Dublin and Its Environs. Dublin: A Thom & Co., [n.d.], 760 x 835 mm, with a note explaining it was "supplied to H.M. Officers before going into action"; Gross, Alexander. Plan of Dublin. "Geographica" Ltd., [n.d.], red wrappers; bundle of Republican propaganda adhesive envelope

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 11 Jul 2017

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IRISH PROCLAMATION], "POBLACHT NA H EIREANN", HALF SHEET WITH THE SECOND...

HALF SHEET OF THE ORIGINAL PROCLAMATION OF INDEPENDENCE OF THE IRISH REPUBLIC (text from "The Irish Republic..." to "...Joseph Plunkett"), text size 297 x 460 mm, paper size 485 x 680mm, in a variety of founts, crudely printed on a single roughly torn sheet, irregular inking, inky fingerprints

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 11 Jul 2017

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AMSHEWITZ, PENCIL PORTRAIT OF GANDHI, SIGNED BY GANDHI, 1931

full length, depicting him seated on the floor and writing, pencil, signed, dated, and titled by the artist ("'Gandhi' | JH Amshewitz | Nov. 1931"), additionally inscribed in ink over the image by Gandhi ("Truth is God | MK Gandhi | 4.12.'31"), 285 x 235 mm, framed and glazed (frame size 415 x

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 11 Jul 2017

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GANDHI, TWO AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED, TO BIVABATI BOSE ('DEAR SISTER'), 4...

the first assuring her of his continued good wishes ("...political differences do not alter affections...") and recalling his visit to the Bose family home when "you and all the family showered unforgettable affection on me", the second informing her that he has taken a "new position" in relation to

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 11 Jul 2017

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GANDHI, AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, TO AMIYA NATH BOSE, ON THE PROVISION OF...

encouraging him to develop further his ambitious plans for the provision of electricity in rural India ("...I want you to work it out & demonstrate the physical & economic possibility of electrifying every home of the seven hundred thousand villages of India..."), 2 pages, 8vo, Mahabaleshwar, 30

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 11 Jul 2017

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GANDHI, THREE LETTERS TO SARAT CHANDRA BOSE, ON PARTITION, 1947

on the proposed partition of Bengal during negotiations for Independence, discussing Bose's proposal for a United Sovereign Bengal ("...There is nothing in the draft stipulating that nothing will be done by mere majority. Every act of Government must carry with it the cooperation of at least two

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000

Date: 11 Jul 2017

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MAO ZEDONG, AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT NOTES, 9 PAGES, 1975, WITH RELATED NOTES...

including the titles or first lines of poems by Li Bai ('Difficulty of the Shu Road') and Du Fu (‘Ascend’ and ‘Tallest Buildings Inside the City of Baidi’), a quotation in praise of Du Fu by the contemporary writer Guo Moruo, quotations from another Tang poet, Bai Juyi, and also from the Han dynasty

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £60,000 - £80,000

Date: 11 Jul 2017

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HOBBES, LEVIATHAN, 1651 (1 VOL.)

folio, FIRST EDITION, first issue with "Head" ornament on title page, additional engraved allegorical title by Abraham Bosse, woodcut "head" ornament on letterpress title-page, one folded broadside printed table, woodcut headpiece and decorative initials, contemporary calf, red edges, rebacked

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 11 Jul 2017

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MILTON, FOUR EDITIONS OF 'PRO POPULO ANGLICANO DEFENSIO', AND A...

i) Pro Populo Anglicano Defensio. William Dugard, 1651, 4to (182 x 142mm.), FIRST EDITION, third issue (with the errata on A2), title with engraved Commonwealth arms within ornamental square form, engraved head-pieces and capitals, nineteenth-century panelled calf gilt, red morocco label on spine

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 11 Jul 2017