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Date of the auction: 30.05.2019

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Africa.- Bruce (James) Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile..., 5...

Africa.- Bruce (James) Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile, in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, and 1773, 5 vol., first edition, engraved title-vignettes and coat-of-arms at head of dedication, 3 folding engraved maps, 58 engraved plates (most of natural history but including 3

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 30 May 2019

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Americas.- Cartwright (George) A Journal of Transactions and Events, during...

Americas.- Cartwright (George) A Journal of Transactions and Events, during a Residence of nearly Sixteen Years on the Coast of Labrador..., 3 vol., first edition, engraved portrait frontispiece of the author visiting his fox-traps, 2 large folding engraved maps, list of subscribers, with A.L.s

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 30 May 2019

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Americas.- Central America.- Gage (Thomas) A New Survey of the...

Americas.- Central America.- Gage (Thomas) A New Survey of the West-India's..., second edition, 4 engraved maps, contemporary ink inscription dated 25 May 1655 to verso of map frontispiece at head, woodcut typographical ornaments and initials, lightly browned, wormhole to inner margin affecting maps

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 30 May 2019

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Canada.- Quebec.- Peachey (Attributed to James William, surveyor...

Canada.- Quebec.- Peachey (Attributed to James William, surveyor, draughtsman, army officer, and artist, d. 1797) The Montmorency Falls, with figure drawing in the foreground, watercolour over pencil on J. Whatman laid paper with partial watermark without date, sheet 330 x 505 mm. (13 x 19 7/8 in

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 30 May 2019

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Upper Canada.- First Nations.- Bouchette (Lt.-Col. Joseph, Canadian...

Upper Canada.- First Nations.- Bouchette (Lt.-Col. Joseph, Canadian Surveyor-General of British North America, 1774-1841) A Plan of the Province of Upper Canada, manuscript map with decorative title cartouche showing boats of the First Nations people and a wigwam in the upper right corner, the map

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 30 May 2019

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China.- Daniell (Thomas & William) A Picturesque Voyage to India, by the...

China.- Daniell (Thomas and William) A Picturesque Voyage to India, by the way of China, first edition, 50 fine hand-coloured aquatint plates with grey wash border, all on thick paper, text and plates mounted on stubs, some light browning or soiling, modern red morocco, a little spotted and marked

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 30 May 2019

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India.- Hunter (Lt. James) Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore, 9...

India.- Hunter (Lt. James) Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore, Parts 1-8 & 10 only (of 10), first edition, hand-coloured stipple-engraved portrait of Tippoo Sultan and 36 fine hand-coloured aquatint plates, tissue guards, light foxing to title and portrait, some light marginal soiling to

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 30 May 2019

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India.- Williamson (Capt. Thomas) and Charles Doyley. The Costume and...

India.- Williamson (Capt. Thomas) and Charles Doyley. The Costume and Customs of Modern India, 20 bright hand-coloured aquatint plates by J.H.Clark and D.Dubourg after Charles Doyley, all with yellow wash borders, some light marginal soiling, modern morocco-backed marbled boards, slightly rubbed and

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 30 May 2019

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Pacific.- Suarez de Figueroa (Christobal) Hechos de Don Garcia Hurtado de...

Pacific.- Suarez de Figueroa (Christobal) Hechos de Don Garcia Hurtado de Mendoza quarto Marques de Canete, title with large woodcut arms, woodcut head- & tail-pieces and decorative initials, small repaired worm traces to title, *2 inner margin strengthened, last 4 ff. trimmed at head, affecting

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 30 May 2019

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Voyages.- Harris (John) Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca, 2 vol...

Voyages.- Harris (John) Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca. Or, A Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels, [edited by John Campbell], 2 vol., second edition, licence leaf, titles in red and black, 22 engraved maps (15 double-page and/or folding) and 39 portraits, plates and plans, some

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 30 May 2019

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World.- Porcacchi (Tommaso) L'Isole piu famose del Mondo, fourth edition...

World.- Porcacchi (Tommaso) L'Isole piu famose del Mondo, fourth edition, engraved architectural title, 48 engraved maps by Girolamo Porro in text, woodcut ornaments and initials, lacking N3 & 4 (pp.149-152), title with a few small ink annotations and small strip of paper pasted over at foot of

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 30 May 2019

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Butterflies & Moths.- Wilkes (Benjamin) Bowles's New Collection of English...

Butterflies & Moths.- Wilkes (Benjamin) Bowles's New Collection of English Moths and Butterflies, second edition, engraved throughout comprising title with hand-coloured pictorial border of caterpillars and 12 hand-coloured plates, trimmed to plate-mark at fore-edge, lightly browned, some spotting

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 30 May 2019

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Darwin (Charles) On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection...

Darwin (Charles) On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, third edition (seventh thousand), half-title, folding lithographed plate, advertisement leaf at end, 1861; Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries visited during the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 30 May 2019

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Fruit-Trees.- Drope (Francis) A Short and Sure Guid in the Practice of...

Fruit-Trees.- Drope (Francis) A Short and Sure Guid in the Practice of Raising and Ordering of Fruit-Trees, first edition, with initial imprimatur leaf, some light unobtrusive water-staining, contemporary calf, a little rubbed and stained, spine slightly faded and with one or two wormholes, [Henrey

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 30 May 2019

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Insects.- Moffet (Thomas) Insectorum sive minimorum animalium theatrum...

Insects.- Moffet (Thomas) Insectorum sive minimorum animalium theatrum, first edition, title with superb woodcut of a skep bee-hive surrounded by other insects, woodcut of skep repeated at end of preliminaries, numerous woodcut illustrations in text, light browning, a few rust-spots, engraved

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 30 May 2019

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Wallace (Alfred Russel) Palm Trees of the Amazon and their uses, first...

Wallace (Alfred Russel) Palm Trees of the Amazon and their uses, first edition, presentation copy from the author inscribed "George C.Silk from his sincere friend The Author" on front free endpaper, lithographed map & 47 plates by W.Fitch, some water-staining to plates (mostly marginal but affecting

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 30 May 2019

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Angling.- Smith (John) The True Art of Angling, second edition, woodcut...

Angling.- S[mith] (J[ohn]) The True Art of Angling, second edition, woodcut frontispiece of angler, woodcut illustrations of fish, 3pp. advertisements at end, worming to upper margin of frontispiece, a little soiled, final leaf frayed at fore-edge affecting a couple of letters, contemporary

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 30 May 2019

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Boxing.- , Treatise (A) on the Art and Practice of Self-Defence; or...

Boxing.- Treatise (A) on the Art and Practice of Self-Defence; or, Instructions how to obtain a Scientific mode of Boxing..., first edition, folding hand-coloured woodcut frontispiece of 8 demonstrations of stances around a central scene of boxing match, title with ornamental border, illustrations

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 30 May 2019

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Badcock (John) Philosophical Recreations, or Winter Amusements, folding...

Badcock (John) Philosophical Recreations, or Winter Amusements, extending folding hand-coloured engraved frontispiece with multiple images, contemporary ink signature on front pastedown partly erased, original cloth, a little faded and damp-stained, 12mo, for T.Hughes, [?1820]. ⁂ Featuring

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 30 May 2019

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Obstetrics.- Pseudo-Aristotle. Aristotle's Manual of Choice Secrets...

Obstetrics.- [Pseudo-Aristotle.] Aristotle's Manual of Choice Secrets, shewing the Whole Mystery of Generation. With Receipts to prevent Barrenness, and cause Conception...translated out of Latin by J.P., woodcut frontispiece (a little frayed at upper corner just touching border of image), light

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 30 May 2019

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Binding.- Bible, Greek.- , He kaine diatheke apanta [Greek New Testament...

Binding.- Bible, Greek.- Tes kaines diathekes apanta [Greek New Testament], engraved title pictorial title, old ink inscriptions to front free endpaper, occasional soiling, attractively bound in near contemporary red morocco elaborately tooled in gilt with central quatrefoil between vertical bars of

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 30 May 2019

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Sombre Binding.- Apocrypha, contemporary black morocco sombre binding...

Sombre Binding belonging to Jane Austen's great-great aunt.- Apocrypha, ruled in red, lightly soiled, contemporary ink inscription "Emma Brydges her Booke August ye 20th 1687 in Constantinople" on front free endpaper, with several other ink inscriptions of the Leech family up to 1719 on front and

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 30 May 2019

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Binding.- Almanach.- Rider's (1726.) British Merlin, contemporary red...

Bindings.- Almanachs.- Rider's (1726.) British Merlin, printed in red & black, woodcut illustration, interleaved, red duty stamp to title, some ink stains, bound in contemporary red morocco elaborately tooled in gilt with volutes, acorns, stars and leafy sprays with metal clasps, spine gilt in

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 30 May 2019

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Binding.- Almanack.- Riders (1732.) British Merlin, numerous contemporary...

Binding.- Almanach.- Riders (1732.) British Merlin, title and text in red and black, numerous contemporary manuscript accounts of John Savell of Farnham Royal, Buckinghamshire at beginning and end, slightly browned, some staining in margins, Dutch floral endpapers, original polished red morocco with

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 30 May 2019

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Binding.- Bible, English.- Holy Bible (The), engraved pictorial title...

Binding.- Bible, English.- Holy Bible (The), engraved title featuring Moses & David and the Evangelists by Isaac Taylor with triple gilt-ruled border, printed in double column, cropped at foot omitting Notes, very attractively bound in early 19th century dark blue morocco with diced boards within

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £750 - £1,000

Date: 30 May 2019

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Irish Binding.- Mullen (George, of Dublin, binder).- Weld (Isaac...

Irish Binding.- Mullen (George, of Dublin, binder).- Weld (Isaac) Illustrations of the Scenery of Killarney and the Surrounding Country, first edition, engraved vignette title, 2 maps and 17 plates, one folding, tissue guards, contemporary ink inscription partly erased from head of title, some

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 30 May 2019

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Bindings.- Bible, English.- Holy Bible (The), contemporary olive green...

Bindings.- Bible, English.- Holy Bible (The), contemporary olive green straight-grain morocco with chased silver centrepieces, edges and clasps, top clasp engraved with name "Mary Young" and "Gift of P.L.P. 1830" on verso, spine ruled and titled in gilt, g.e., slightly rubbed and faded, stain to

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 30 May 2019

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Binding.- Bacon (Sir Francis) The Essays..., contemporary green morocco...

Bindings.- Bacon (Sir Francis) The Essays..., edited by R.Montagu, with 2 original drawings, one in black ink of initial R formed by flowers and leafy tendrils facing title, the other in brown ink of Cupid atop an anchor having fired an arrow at a heart opposite fly-title of 'Wisdom of the

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 30 May 2019

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Binding.- Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord) The Works, handsomely bound in...

Binding.- Byron (George Gordon Noel, Lord) The Works, engraved portrait, additional vignette title and dedication (foxed), presentation copy from John Griffiths to his uncle inscribed on front free endpaper, handsomely bound in red morocco, ?by John Griffiths, with shaped onlays in green, olive and

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 30 May 2019

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Bindings.- Steele (Richard) & Joseph Addison., The De Coverley Essays, one...

Bindings.- Steele (Richard) & Joseph Addison. The De Coverley Essays, number 31 of 60 copies on Japanese vellum signed by the publishers, ornaments, attractively bound in contemporary crushed brown morocco, by Bumpus of Oxford, covers tooled in gilt with title and leafy spray with large heart-shaped

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 30 May 2019