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Date of the auction: 09.06.2020

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Sumerian Cuneiform Clay Tablet.- Revenue tablet, list of sheep, beams of...

Sumerian Cuneiform Clay Tablet.- Revenue tablet, list of sheep, beams of timber, garden material etc., as rental, drawn up for incorporating in the Cadastral survey made by officers of the Temple of the Sun-God at Lagash [Telloh], "Based as genuine by Dr. Budge, Brit: Museum 1904 A.D."; Account or

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 9 Jun 2020

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Bible, New Testament. Single leaf from the gospel of St John, illuminated...

Bible, New Testament. Single leaf from the gospel of St John, illuminated manuscript in Latin, on vellum, in a very small gothic bookhand, 35 lines, written in light brown ink, 1 line in red, some rubrication, some underlining in red, 2 2-line initials extending into a partial bar border

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 9 Jun 2020

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Book of Hours. Single leaf, illuminated manuscript in Latin, on vellum, in...

Book of Hours. Single leaf, illuminated manuscript in Latin, on vellum, in a large gothic bookhand, 18 lines, written in black ink, 1 2-line initial and 13 one line initials, initials and line fillers in gold red and blue, elaborate foliate borders, tipped-in at sides of paper mount, 255 x 176mm

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 9 Jun 2020

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Book of Hours. Single leaf, illuminated manuscript in Latin, on vellum, in...

Book of Hours. Single leaf, illuminated manuscript in Latin, on vellum, in a large gothic bookhand, 12 lines, written in black ink, 1 2-line initial and 7 one line initials, initials and line fillers in gold red and blue, elaborate foliate border along one margin on each page (1 border with a saint

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 9 Jun 2020

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Civil War.- [Account of manoeuvres by a Scottish soldier in the...

Civil War.- [Account of manoeuvres by a Scottish soldier in the Parliamentary army], manuscript, 12pp., folds, 1p. with large ink stain and 2 holes, browned, folio, [1646]; and 4 other ff. relating to the Civil War exploits of Prince Rupert of the Rhine, [18th century], v.s., v.d. (10 pieces

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 9 Jun 2020

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Innocent X (Pope) Document conferring a degree of canon law on Count...

Innocent X (Pope, 1574-1655) Document conferring a degree of canon law on Count Virginius, manuscript in Latin, on vellum, 8pp., in a fine Italic script, names, underlining and borders of text all in gold, endorsements in two other hands at end, new endpapers, modern morocco-backed boards, gilt, 240

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 9 Jun 2020

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Arabic .- [Arabic exercise book with a prayer at end], manuscript in...

Arabic .- [Arabic exercise book with a prayer at end], manuscript in Arabic, on paper, 31pp., in naskhi characters, 7 lines, ruled in red throughout, last f. slightly creased, a few small stains, browned, ink ownership inscription of James Modyford and with a few words of translation on 9pp., bound

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 9 Jun 2020

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Marlborough (John Churchill first Duke of) Autograph Letter signed at the...

Marlborough (John Churchill, first Duke of, army officer and politician, 1650-1722) Autograph Letter signed, 1p. with conjugate blank, sm. 4to, n.p., 15th August 1709, at the siege of Tournay on the Malplaquet Campaign, "I am extreamly oblig'd to you for your letter which gives me the most exact

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 9 Jun 2020

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Turkish Manuscript.- Treatise on Language, Grammar, Logic and Religious...

Turkish Manuscript.- Treatise on Language, Grammar, Logic and Religious Duties, composed for Mustafa Pasha, governor of Tripoli, manuscript in Turkish, on paper, 11pp., 21 lines, in naskhi script by Osman Al-Qura'i, ruled in red throughout, French inscription on fly-leaf recording that the

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 9 Jun 2020

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Jane Austen's Family.- ?C[ooper] (E[dward], Rev., married Jane Leigh...

Jane Austen's Family.- ?C[ooper] (E[dward], Rev., son of Gislingham Cooper of Phyllis Court, Henley, Oxon, rector of Whaddon, near Bath, later vicar of Sonning, Berkshire, married Jane Leigh (1736-83), sister of Cassandra Leigh (1739-1827), married George Austen (1731-1805), parents of Jane Austen

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 9 Jun 2020

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British Army Manual.- [Army Manual for a battalion of Foot Guards...

British Army Manual.- [Army Manual for a battalion of Foot Guards], manuscript, 28pp., 4 pen and ink plans of battalion dispositions, plans in red and black ink, ruled in red throughout, slightly browned, ink presentation inscription on front free endpaper: "Gift William Falkoner to Captain George

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 9 Jun 2020

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Jersey.- Campbell (John, Colonel, Commander-in-Chief of Jersey) Anecdotes...

Jersey.- Campbell (John, Colonel, Commander-in-Chief of Jersey) Anecdotes Relative to the Island of Jersey 1767, manuscript, title and 55pp. excluding blanks and 37pp. of mathematical exercises, contemporary ink inscription on fly-leaf: "Philip Carteret Trinity [Manor] [Jersey]", original vellum

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 9 Jun 2020

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Al-Hariri of Basra (Arab poet) Maqamat al-Hariri, manuscript in Arabic, on...

Al-Hariri of Basra (Arab poet, scholar and government official of the Seljuk Empire, 1054-1122) Maqamat al-Hariri, manuscript in Arabic, on paper, 369pp., 17 lines, in a neat naskhi script by by Muhammad Al-Fawzi, headings in red, margins in gold, single-page illuminated heading in gold and colours

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 9 Jun 2020

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Mount Edgcumbe.- Mount Edgcumbe (George, first Earl of) 3 Autograph Letters...

Mount Edgcumbe.- Mount Edgcumbe (George, first Earl of, naval officer, 1720-95) 3 Autograph Letters signed "Mt: Edg:" to Robert ?Birt, together 6pp. 2 with address panels, sm. 4to, Paris & Bath, 1783-85, referring to work in the garden at Mount Edgcumbe, "... the next great work to be taken in hand

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 9 Jun 2020

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Cookery & other recipes.- [Collection of recipes], manuscript, numerous...

Cookery & other recipes.- [Collection of recipes], manuscript, c. 110pp., and 6pp. index at front, numerous other manuscript recipes loosely inserted, ff. loose and working loose, some water-staining affecting legibility, some edges with tears, slightly browned, remains of original boards without

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 9 Jun 2020

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18th/19th century Decorated Paper.- 4 sheets of decorative patterned paper...

18th/19th century Decorated Paper.- 4 sheets of decorative patterned paper, paper with watercolour designs of flowers (1 sheet with decoration laid down on sheet) and abstract designs, largest 372 x 305mm. & smallest 140 x 102mm., Coles and Britannia watermarks, [c. 1790-1830]; and a small quantity

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 9 Jun 2020

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Cookery & other recipes.- [Collection of recipes], manuscript, disbound...

Cookery & other recipes.- [Collection of recipes], manuscript, 47pp., incomplete at beginning, small tear on last f. not affecting text, some staining, browned, disbound, sm. 4to, [c. 1800]. ⁂ Recipes include: "To make Conserve of Roses"; "To make Mock Turtle [soup] very good"; "for the Scurvy"; "To

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 9 Jun 2020

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Jenner (Edward, surgeon and pioneer of smallpox vaccination) Autograph...

Jenner (Edward, surgeon and pioneer of smallpox vaccination, 1749-1823) Autograph Letter third person to Mr Long, 1p., 8vo, [London], Bond Street, 26th June [1801], Dr Jenner presents his Compliments to Mr Long & is sorry it is not in his power to send him today any vaccine Virus he can depend upon

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 9 Jun 2020

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Wordsworth (William) Autograph Letter signed to Basil Montagu in Bedford...

Wordsworth (William, poet, 1770-1850) Autograph Letter signed to Basil Montagu in Bedford Square, 1p. with conjugate blank and address panel, 8vo, n.d. [c. 1810], explaining that "yesterday on returning from the Central School, Mary & I in vain attempted to find out your Bedford Square, having

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 9 Jun 2020

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De Quincey (Thomas) What is Theory?, autograph manuscript draft, 1823.

De Quincey (Thomas, essayist, 1785-1859) What is Theory?, autograph manuscript draft, 2pp., some ink stains, central fold, slightly browned, tipped-in on left margin, modern boards, leaf 222 x 178mm., n.d., [1823 or early 1824]. ⁂ A draft manuscript in which De Quincey compares Wordsworth and

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 9 Jun 2020

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Canada & Germany.- Gardiner (General Sir Henry Lynedoch) 62 Autograph...

Canada & Germany.- Gardiner (General Sir Henry Lynedoch, KCVO, CB, general in the Royal Artillery, served on the Royal Commission for the Defence of Canada in 1861, son of General Sir Robert Gardiner, equerry to Queen Victoria 1872-96, 1820-97) 62 Autograph Letters to his parents and brother, all

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 9 Jun 2020

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Rugby School.- Arnold (Thomas) Autograph Letter signed to R. Bright...

Rugby School.- Arnold (Thomas, headmaster and historian, 1795-1842) Autograph Letter signed to R. Bright Esq., in Bristol, 3pp. and address panel, sm. 4to, Rugby, 23rd March 1838, reporting on the behaviour of his son, "Your son went over to Donchurch on Friday last with four or five others in a

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 9 Jun 2020

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Borneo.- McDougall (Francis Thomas) Autograph Letter signed to "My dear...

Borneo.- McDougall (Francis Thomas, Bishop of Labuan and Sarawak, 1817-1886) Autograph Letter signed to "My dear Sir", 6pp. with 2 engraved letterheads of St Thomas Missionary Church at Sarawak, 4to, Pinang Hill [Penang Hill, Straits Settlement], 3rd April n.d. [c. 1851], regarding the Christian

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 9 Jun 2020

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Arabic Exercises, manuscript in Arabic, 2 opening pages decorated in gold...

Arabic Exercises, manuscript in Arabic, 34pp., on paper, 2 opening pages decorated in gold with floral designs, 6 lines of characters, within gold frames, original floral wrappers decorated with gold, slightly dulled, in fine condition, sm. 4to, n.p. [?Constantinople], n.d. [c. 1890]. ⁂ A very fine

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 9 Jun 2020

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Calligraphic Manuscript.- Vincent de Paul (Saint).- Benoît-Marie Langénieux...

Calligraphic Manuscript.- Vincent de Paul (Saint, French Catholic priest who dedicated himself to serving the poor, 1581-1660).- Benoît-Marie Langénieux (Archbishop of Reims and Cardinal, 1824-1905) 15 Août 1891, calligraphic manuscript prayer in French, on vellum, 4pp., text decorated with gold and

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 9 Jun 2020

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Calligraphy & Private Press.- Hewitt (Graily) Truth, calligraphic...

Calligraphy & Private Press.- Hewitt (Graily, novelist and calligrapher, 1864-1952) Truth, calligraphic manuscript word "Truth" on a foliate background with gold decoration and an eagle flying above, manuscript word and decoration on vellum, laid down on card, card splayed, pencil inscription on

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 9 Jun 2020

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Cicero (Marcus Tullius) Oratiuncule elegantiores ex diversis Marci...

Cicero (Marcus Tullius) Oratiuncule elegantiores ex diversis Marci Ciceronis epistolis..., collation: A-B4, title with large woodcut of teacher with pupils (repeated on verso of final leaf), gothic letter, a few contemporary ink pointing fingers, markings and underlinings to text, cropped affecting

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 9 Jun 2020

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Gibbon (Edward).- [Ruscelli (Girolamo) & Giordano Ziletti, editors.] Delle...

Gibbon (Edward).- [Ruscelli (Girolamo) & Giordano Ziletti, editors.] Delle Lettere di Principi..., 3 vol., collation: A6, A-Z, As-Ff8, Gg4; A6, A-Z, Aa-Bb8, Cc4; *8, A-Z, Aa-Mm8, Nn4, vol.2 with blank Cc4, vol.3 lacking S2 & Ee7 & 8, titles with woodcut printer's device, woodcut head-pieces and

Lot #: 35

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 9 Jun 2020

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Calligraphy.- Senault (Louis) Heures Nouvelles dediees a Madame la...

Calligraphy.- Senault (Louis) Heures Nouvelles dediées a Madame la Dauphine, first issue with dedication and with head-piece of sirens on p.210 revealing their breasts (covered in later issue), finely engraved throughout with ornamental borders, vignettes, head- & tail-pieces and pictorial initials

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 9 Jun 2020

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[Perrault (Charles)] Labyrinte de Versailles, engraved plates, Amsterdam...

[Perrault (Charles)] Labyrinte de Versailles, engraved additional pictorial title, title-vignette, plan and 40 full-page illustrations after Sebastien le Clerc, old ink inscription "For my Lady Winston" at foot of engraved title (slightly cropped), occasional soiling, two plates with light stain

Lot #: 37

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 9 Jun 2020