Fine Books and Manuscripts

Bonhams London
London, Knightsbridge

Date of the auction: 15.09.2021

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AGRICOLA (GIORGIUS)

Opera... de l'arte de metalli partita in xii. libri, first Italian edition, translated by Michelangelo Florio, title with woodcut printer's device, numerous woodcut illustrations (some full-page, 2 folding, one of which slightly cropped), colophon leaf and leaf with printer's device at end, mostly

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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ALBUM – NAPOLEONIC ERA & NOBILITY

Album titled 'Lady/ Emily/ Bathurst's/ Scrap/ Book/ 1818', comprising some 20 watercolours and 70 drawings in pencil, pen, ink and wash, with silhouettes and other printed ephemera, the majority affixed to the album page, others tipped in, including: small group of watercolours of Napoleonic

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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AUDUBON (JOHN JAMES)

The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and their Territories, 7 vol., fourth octavo edition, 500 hand-coloured lithographed plates, tissue guards (a few missing), some spotting throughout (mostly to text), light dampstain in lower fore-corner of a few opening leaves to volumes

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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AUDUBON (JOHN JAMES) AND JOHN BACHMAN

The Quadrupeds of North America, 3 vol., FIRST OCTAVO EDITION, half-title in volume 1 and 3, 155 hand-coloured lithographed plates by J.T. Bowen from drawings on stone by W. E. Hitchcock and R. Trembley, after J.J. and J.W. Audubon, some light spotting and foxing to opening leaves of the first

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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BOECKLER (GEORG ANDREAS)

Theatrum machinarum novum, exhibens aquarias, alatas, iumentarias, manuarias, pedibus ac ponderibus versatiles, plures, et diversas molas... Ex Germania in Latium recens translatum opera R.D. Henrici Schmitz, additional engraved title by Sommer retaining imprint of Paul Fürst, Nuremberg, and 154

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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CANADA – GEORGE III

Manuscript declaration headed "The Humble Address of the Lieutenant Governor, Council and House of Assembly of Your Majesty's Province of Nova Scotia" to "The Kings Most Excellent Majesty", congratulating him on the birth of "...the Prince Royal and Heir Apparent to Your Majesty's Dominions... an

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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CHIPPENDALE (THOMAS)

The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director. Being a Large Collection of the Most Elegant and Useful Designs of Household Furniture], 77 engraved plates only (comprising nos. 2-11, 13-15, 17, 19-25, 25bis, 28-77, 79-81, 83-85), the first and last defective, 7 damp stained, some spotting, lacks title

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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COOKERY

Manuscript culinary and medicinal recipe book, containing some 320 receipts written in several hands, many with donor identified, including "To make little fryed Puddings", "To pickle Pidgeons", "To make Oyster Sasages", "To make Chesecakes of Custard Meat", "To hash a Carp", "To make a very good

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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GEOGRAPHY - MANUSCRIPT TREATISE

Manuscript treatise on world geography, 320 pages, ink on paper, in Italian (a few pages of French verses at end in a different hand), a few corrections and crossings-out, table entitled 'Tavola de climi', contemporary calf, upper joint and head of spine repaired, rubbed, 4to (225 x 185mm.), Italy

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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IRELAND - IRISH DEFENCE FORCES, CIVIL WAR AND EMIGRATION

Album of approximately 200 private photographs, photo postcards, pictorial cards, and assorted ephemera, compiled by, and relating to Private Dermot Foley, of the Army Signal Corps, Irish Defence Force in the 1920s, with some relating to Michael Collins, the "Black and Tans" and events of 1921-22

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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MARINONI (GIOVANNI GIACOMO)

De astronomica specula domestica et organico apparatu astronomico libri duo, FIRST EDITION, engraved frontispiece by J.J. Sedelmayr after A.D. Bertoli, title printed in red and black with a vignette map of Vienna engraved by J.C. Winkler, 43 engraved folding plates, engraved illustrations (7

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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MATTIOLI (PIETRO ANDREA)

De i discorsi di... nelli sei libri de Pedacio Dioscoride Anazarbeo, della materia medicinale, 2 vol., third Italian edition, title with woodcut printer's device, full-page woodcut portrait of Mattioli within an elaborate border on k8v, over 900 large woodcuts of plants, herbs, animals, fish and

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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MUSIC - HAYDN

HAYDN (JOSEPH) Dr Haydn's VI Original Canzonettas, for the Voice with an Accompaniment for the Piano-Forte [Hob XXVIa:25], FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY THE COMPOSER ON THE TITLE-PAGE ("Haydn"), 31 pages, engraved throughout [Hoboken, ix (1991) 1525; Hirsch, iii 799; RISM H 2656], for the Author & Sold

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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PLUTARCH

Vitae... novissime post Jodocum Badius Ascensium longe diligentissime responsae... cum figuris, title printed in red and black with large device, 78 woodcut illustrations, extensive early ink annotations throughout (marginal notes, underling and paragraph marks, pointing hands, full-page index of

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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POMPONAZZI (PIETRO)

Opera, without 2 blanks, title page repaired at gutter and lower edge, first and last few leaves browned and slightly chipped at edges, a couple of gatherings springing, modern calf [Adams P1826; Wellcome I, 5154], 8vo, Basel, Henricus Petri, [1567

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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RAPHAEL

[OTTAVIANI (GIOVANNI, engraver) Loggie di Rafaele nel Vaticano, a series of 17 engraved plates, comprising: 2 plates of doors lettered A and B, and 14 plates numbered I-XIV, all by Ottaviani after C. Savorelli and P. Camporesi, on 2 sheets joined, fully hand-coloured in gouache and watercolour

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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SCHEDEL (HARTMANN)

Liber chronicarum, FIRST EDITION, 325 leaves (of 326, without final blank), 65 lines plus headline, gothic letter, woodcut title, approximately 1809 woodcut illustrations printed from 645 blocks by Michael Wolgemut, Wilhelm Pleydenwurff and their workshop, including Albrecht Dürer, comprising 29

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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SOUTH SEA BUBBLE

Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid, vertoonende de opkomst, voortgang en ondergang der Actie, Bubbel en Windnegotie, FIRST EDITION, title page in red and black (in second state), 76 engraved plates (most folding), printed on various paper stocks, comprising Muller nos. 1-45 (one of the 4 parts of

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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TOBACCO - VIRGINIA

The Case of the Planters of Tobacco in Virginia, as Represented by Themselves, priced 1.s. on title-page, light dampstaining and spotting (mostly at beginning and end), modern half calf, gilt lettered on spine, slightly rubbed [Sabin 99911], 8vo, J. Roberts, 1733

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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TRAVEL DIARY - YORKSHIRE FAMILY IN EUROPE

A Hand-book for Travellers on the Continent: Being a Guide through Holland, Belgium, Prussia and Northern Germany, 56 PAGES OF MANUSCRIPT DIARY NOTES bound at beginning and end, small losses touching a few letters to lower fore-corner of title and following 2 leaves, a few small pencil marks in

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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WALL STREET [GREENE (ASA)]

[GREENE (ASA)] The Perils of Pearl Street, including a Taste of the Dangers of Wall Street. By a late Merchant, FIRST EDITION, first and last few leaves lightly spotted, endpapers foxed, publisher's cloth, rebacked preserving original spine [Sabin 28584], 8vo, New York, Betts & Anstice, 1834

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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ANGLING

RONALDS (ALFRED) The Fly-fisher's Entomology... Sixth Edition, 20 hand-coloured engraved plates, ownership inscription on half-title, Longman, 1862--WEST (LEONARD) The Natural Trout Fly and its Imitation, 18 colour plates, dust-jacket, Liverpool, William Potter, 1921--HALFORD (FREDERIC M.) Dry-fly

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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ANGLING

VENABLES (ROBERT) The Experienc'd Angler: or, Angling Improv'd. Being A General Discourse of Angling, fifth edition, additional engraved pictorial title by F.H. van Hove, engraved illustrations in the text, crushed red morocco gilt by The Club Bindery (signed and dated 1906 on front turn-in), sides

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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BRYDEN (HENRY ANDERSON)

Great and Small Game of Africa. An Account of the Distribution, Habits, and Natural History of the Sporting Mammals, with Personal Hunting Experiences, NUMBER 109 of 500 COPIES, signed by the publisher, half-title, 15 hand-coloured lithographed plates, printed tissue guards, 55 illustrations in the

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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DEMIDOFF (ELIM, PRINCE SAN DONATO)

Hunting Trips in the Caucasus, 1898; After Wild Sheep in the Altai and Mongolia, 1900, FIRST EDITIONS, half-titles, frontispieces and illustrations, colour-printed folding map in pocket at end, publisher's light blue cloth, lettered in gilt, zebra-pattern endpapers, spine of first title dulled, some

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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DREW (FREDERIC)

The Jummoo and Kashmir Territories. A Geographical Account, frontispiece, 4 mounted woodburytype plates of group types, 7 folding colour-printed maps (one in pocket at end as issued), publisher's cloth, soiled, hinges cracked, Edward Stanford, 1875--[ADAIR (FREDERICK E.S.)] Sport in Ladakh. Five

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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LYDEKKER (RICHARD)

The Deer of All Lands. A History of the Family Cervidae Living and Extinct, NUMBER 190 OF 500 COPIES, signed by the publisher, 24 hand-coloured lithographed plates by J. Smit, 80 illustrations in the text, publisher's green cloth gilt, mildewed and worn [Nissen ZBI 2604; Wood p.444], 4to, Rowland

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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LYDEKKER (RICHARD)

Wild Oxen, Sheep and Goats of All Lands Living and Extinct, FIRST EDITION, NUMBER 237 OF 500 COPIES, signed by the publisher, 28 hand-coloured lithographed plates by J. Smit and J. Wolf, 61 photographic illustrations in the text, erratum slip, occasional light spotting but contents generally clean

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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MARKHAM (FREDERICK)

Shooting in the Himalayas. A Journal of Sporting Adventures and Travel in Chinese Tartary, Ladac, Thibet, Cashmere, &c., wood-engraved additional title, 8 tinted lithographed plates (one with short tear), one folding engraved map (short tear), contents shaken, hinges cracked, spine sunned [Abbey

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 15 Sep 2021

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MILLAIS (JOHN GUILLE)

Game Birds and Shooting-sketches; Illustrating the Habits, Modes of Capture, Stages of Plumage, and the Hybrids and Varieties Which Occur Amongst Them, half-title, frontispiece, chromolithographed plates after the author, some dampstaining to margins, contemporary red half morocco gilt, g.e., sides

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 15 Sep 2021