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Date of the auction: 22.01.2020

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17th century shuffle ball.- The ?examynation of John Wilcope, late of...

17th century shuffle ball.- The ?examynation of John Wilcope, late of Wylbee, taken before John Drake and Walter Young, D.s. "John Drake" and "Walter Young", manuscript, 160 x 190mm., 14th August 1622; and 3 others, 17th century, v.s., v.d. (4 pieces). ⁂ First mentioned: "... on Mondaie he [John

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 22 Jan 2020

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Regicide.- Norton (Sir Gregory, regicide).- To the right honourable the...

Regicide.- Norton (Sir Gregory, first Baronet, politician and regicide, c. 1603-52).- To the right honourable the Comittee of Parliament to whome the bill of attainting of Oliver Cromwell & others..., manuscript, 1p. with conjugate blank and docket mostly in a 19th century hand, folds, browned

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 22 Jan 2020

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Inner Temple and Middle Temple.- [?Wallop (Richard, lawyer)] Concerning the...

Inner Temple and Middle Temple.- [?Wallop (Richard, lawyer, bap. 1616, d. 1697)] Concerning the Temples, manuscript, title and 39pp., title loose, extensively browned, stitched, disbound, folio, [c. 1680]. ⁂ No mention of any printed work by Wallop recorded in ESTC. Mentions Paul Micklethwaite

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 22 Jan 2020

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Fell (John) & others. Reference in favour of Robert Farrow, Master of Arts...

Fell (John, Bishop of Oxford, 1625-86), William Jane, Church of England clergyman, bap. 1645, d. 1707) & Henry Compton, Bishop of London, 1631/2-1713) Reference in favour of Robert Farrow, Master of Arts & Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, D.s. "Jo. Oxon", "William Jane" & "H: London", manuscript

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 22 Jan 2020

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East India Company & African Company.- Keate (Sir Jonathan) Account of...

East India Company & African Company.- Keate (Sir Jonathan, first Baronet, of The Hoo, Kimpton, Herts, 1633-1700) Account of Receipts and Disbursm.ts of the Personall Estate of his Testator George Keate Esqr. besides the Stockes of his m the Eat India and Affrican Company, manuscript, title and

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 22 Jan 2020

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Wesley (Samuel) Autograph Letter signed "S. Westley" to William Gates...

Wesley (Samuel, Church of England clergyman and poet, father of John and Charles Wesley, bap. 1662, d. 1735) Autograph Letter signed "S. Westley" to William Gates at Little Waldingfield, Suffolk, 1p., address panel on verso, 250 x 175mm., n.p., 17th February 1703, complaining that he has not repaid

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 22 Jan 2020

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House of Lords.- Remembrances for Order and decency to be kept in the Upper...

House of Lords.- Remembrances for Order and decency to be kept in the Upper house of Parliament by the Lords, when His Majesty is not there, manuscript in an attractive Italic hand, 77pp. excluding blanks, ruled in red, slightly browned, engraved bookplate of John Gordon, Earl of Sutherland on front

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 22 Jan 2020

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Quaker Women.- Pocock (Lydia), Frances Dodshon & Hannah Fry. Letter signed...

Quaker Women.- Pocock (Lydia), Frances Dodshon & Hannah Fry. Letter signed to "Dear Friends", 2pp. with conjugate blank, folio, "Womens Meeting", [?Bristol], 30th June 1766, "We are having under our Consideration the very small Number of Women Friends that have of late Attended this Meeting

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 22 Jan 2020

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Wesley (John) Autograph Letter signed "My Dear Sister [?Mary Stokes...

Wesley (John, Church of England clergyman and a founder of Methodism, 1703-91) Autograph Letter signed to "My Dear Sister" [?Mary Stokes], 1p., 190 x 154mm., London, 7th June 1773, exhorting her to write more often and dealing with her problems, "Surely if you love me you shd write to me frequently

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 22 Jan 2020

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Bristol.- Poll Book, manuscript, [1781].

Bristol.- Poll Book, manuscript, 129pp., last 3pp. in a later hand, a few ink marks, browned, original vellum-backed marbled boards, extensively rubbed, spine creased and worn, modern card slipcase, sm. 4to, [1781

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 22 Jan 2020

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Morgan (Mary) Autograph Letter signed to "Sir" to her publisher's, ?"R...

Morgan (Mary, daughter of Joseph Gibbs, organist of St. Mary's Tower, Ipswich, 1698-1788, married Rev. Caesar Morgan, Prebendary of Ely Cathedral and Rector of Stretham, 1749-1808) Autograph Letter signed to "Sir" to her publisher's, ?"R Edwards", 2pp. with conjugate blank, folio, Ely, 4th January

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 22 Jan 2020

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Middle Eastern ms.- Kamal al-Din. Farhad u Shirin, Persian manuscript on...

Middle Eastern ms.- Kamal al-Din Vahshi Baqfi (c.1532-83). Farhad u Shirin, Persian manuscript on paper, 20 leaves and 2 blanks, text written horizontally and diagonally in two central columns and in outer margins of each page in elegant shikasteh script in black ink, each line contained within a

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 22 Jan 2020

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Anglo-Irish Game.- Excursion through England & Wales. A New Game...

Anglo-Irish Game.- Excursion through England & Wales. A New Game, manuscript, title and 43pp., pen and ink decorated title and illustrations in the text, original patterned card boards, 8vo, Ballylin, [Donegal], 1848. ⁂ "Rules of the Game. The players spin a telotum numbered from 1 to 8, and whoever

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 22 Jan 2020

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Cornwall.- Buller (Richard, rector of Lanreath) The Cornish Clown...

Cornwall.- Buller (Rev. Richard, rector of Lanreath, Cornwall, 1804-83) The Cornish Clown, autograph manuscript poem signed, title and 12pp., a few corrections, slightly browned, central folds, 8vo, 1857; and another, a Commonplace book of poetry, compiled by his wife Elizabeth Hornby, 8vo & 4to

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 22 Jan 2020

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Blackmore (R.D.) 5 Autograph Letters signed, 1899; and a small quantity of...

Blackmore (Richard Doddridge, novelist and fruit farmer, author of "Lorna Doone", 1825-1900) 4 Autograph Letters to Philip H. Calderon & 1 Autograph Postcard signed to Mr Bragard, together 10pp. 1 side & 1 envelope, 8vo & 90 x 114mm., 5th June - 7th July 1885 & 10th February 1899, answering some

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 22 Jan 2020

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Hawking & Hunting.- Turberville (George) The Booke of Falconrie or...

Hawking & Hunting.- Turberville (George) The Booke of Falconrie or Hawking..., second edition, issue with catchword "of" on A1r, 1611; The Noble Art of Venerie or Hunting, second edition, 1611, together 2 works in 1 vol., printed in black letter, woodcut title vignettes, the first showing the Earl

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 22 Jan 2020

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Commonwealth Pamphlets.- Anglo-Dutch Trade.- [Worsley (Benjamin)] The...

Commonwealth Pamphlets.- Anglo-Dutch Trade.- [Worsley (Benjamin)] The Advocate,with initial and final blanks, with inscription ?by the author "For his kinde friend Mr. Isaack Lyte Mercht." in ink on initial blank, 1651; Free Ports, and the Nature of them stated, 1651, first editions, titles with

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 22 Jan 2020

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Ogilby (John) The Relation of His Majestie's Entertainment passing through...

Ogilby (John) The Relation of His Majestie's Entertainment passing through the City of London, to his Coronation: with a description of the Triumphal Arches, and Solemnity, first edition, second state without dedication and final list of committee members, with initial licence leaf, lightly

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 22 Jan 2020

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Linguistics.- Webb (John) An Historical Essay endeavoring a Probability...

Linguistics.- Webb (John) An Historical Essay endeavoring a Probability that the Language of the Empire of China is the Primitive Language, first edition, title in red and black, with the errata leaf and final blank at end but lacking the folding engraved map (as often), title browned and lightly

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 22 Jan 2020

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Hackney Coaches.- Blake (Daniel) & others. Orders, By-Laws, and Ordinances...

Hackney Coaches.- Blake (Daniel) & others. Orders, By-Laws, and Ordinances, for the Good Government and Regulating of the Persons Licensed to Keep and Drive Hackney-Coaches within the Cities of London and Westminster..., broadside, title in contemporary manuscript to verso, a little spotted and

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 22 Jan 2020

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Witchcraft.- [Boulton (Richard)] A Compleat History of Magick, Sorcery, and...

Witchcraft.- [Boulton (Richard)] A Compleat History of Magick, Sorcery, and Witchcraft..., 2 vol. in 1, first edition, lacking engraved frontispiece, title lightly soiled and with ownership stamp of John Brymer to verso, cropped, later calf, gilt, spine gilt with red roan label, a little rubbed and

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 22 Jan 2020

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Swift (Jonathan) A Second Collection of Miscellanies, 5 parts in 1 vol...

Swift (Jonathan) A Second Collection of Miscellanies, 5 parts in 1 vol., collation: pi2 B-M4 N2 B-C4 D2; A2 B-D4 E2; pi2 a4 B-C4 D2; A-G4; pi4 B-D4, lacking half-title & general title at beginning, also lacking 16pp. advertisements at end (as often), woodcut ornaments, light soiling to first title

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 22 Jan 2020

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[Bond (William)] The History of the Life and Adventures of Mr. Duncan...

[Bond (William)] The History of the Life and Adventures of Mr. Duncan Campbell, first edition, engraved portrait and 3 plates including one of signing alphabet, 8pp. advertisements at end, a few stains, book-label of James Stevens Cox, contemporary calf, a little rubbed, corners bumped, 8vo, for

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 22 Jan 2020

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Shipwreck.- Fellowes (William Dorset) A Narrative of the Loss of His...

Shipwreck.- Fellowes (William Dorset) A Narrative of the Loss of His Majesty's Packet The Lady Hobart on an island of ice in the Atlantic Ocean..., sixth edition, the author's copy with some corrections to text and with his extensive manuscript annotations in ink commenting on the text, mostly on

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 22 Jan 2020

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Brontë (Charlotte) The Professor, a Tale, 2 vol. in 1, first edition...

[Brontë (Charlotte)], "Currer Bell". The Professor, a Tale, 2 vol. in 1, first edition, half-titles, advertisement leaf at end of vol.1, imprint leaf, 8pp. advertisements and 24pp. publishers' catalogue at end of vol.2, original blind-stamped dark green cloth (remainder binding), spine titled in

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 22 Jan 2020

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Photographs.- [Baker of Birmingham, photographer]. Photograph album of...

Photographs.- [Baker of Birmingham, photographer]. Photograph album of topographical & ecclesiastical views, many of Ludlow & Shropshire, c.200 mounted albumen prints on 32 card leaves, many captioned in pencil, some a little faded, mounts spotted, contemporary ink inscription "Cecilia Baker August

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 22 Jan 2020

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Photographs.- Borneo.- Unidentified Photographer. Dayak headhunter of...

Photographs.- Borneo.- Unidentified Photographer. Dayak headhunter of Borneo carrying a mandau battle sword with tufts of hair to the handle, albumen print, c.30 x 200mm, numbered "277" in the negative, on a contemporary blue card mount, titled 'Man diak of Borneo' in ink below, [c.1870]; with 10

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 22 Jan 2020

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Photographs.- Bristol.- Bedford (Francis) Clifton, from across the Ferry...

Photographs.- Bristol.- Bedford (Francis) Clifton, from across the Ferry, albumen print, c.80 x 160mm., mounted on card with printed caption below, mount lightly spotted, [c.1860]; and a group of c.40 other photographs of Bristol and the West Country including further views of Clifton Suspension

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 22 Jan 2020

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Photographs.- Canada.- [?Notman (William, photographer)] Victoria Bridge...

Photographs.- Canada.- [?Notman (William, photographer)] Victoria Bridge, Montreal under construction, albumen print, c.205 x 285mm., "Victoria Bridge...early in Feb. 1859" in ink manuscript on verso, a little faded, folds (some tears along folds), [1859]. ⁂ The Victoria Bridge was designed by

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 22 Jan 2020

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Photographs.- China.- Unidentified Photographer. Chinese Flute Player (67...

Photographs.- China.- Unidentified Photographer. Chinese Flute Player (67), Chinese Priests & followers (66), Chinese Doctor (63) and Group of Chinese fruit-sellers (31), four albumen prints, c.90 x 30 or vice versa, titled and numbered in the negatives, on 2 contemporary blue card mounts (both

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 22 Jan 2020