Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including the Works of Charles Dickens

Christie's
1 June 2009, London, South Kensington

Date of the auction: 01.06.2009

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NORFOLK A series of 43 court rolls, rent rolls, and compotus...

NORFOLK. A series of 43 court rolls, rent rolls, and compotus rolls for the manors of Langford, Reedham and Cranewys [Cranwich], [presumably Norfolk], comprising 26 documents for Langford, n.d. [13th Century] - 1590 (22 documents pre-1500), nine documents for Reedham, 1474-1482, 6 documents for

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 1 Jun 2009

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A LEAF FROM A HOMILIARY with incipits for the Gospel lection...

A LEAF FROM A HOMILIARY with incipits for the Gospel lections and homiliaries for Thursday and Friday, in Latin, DECORATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
A LEAF FROM A HOMILIARY with incipits for the Gospel lections and homiliaries for Thursday and Friday, in Latin, DECORATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [Tuscany

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 1 Jun 2009

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CHRIST EXPELLING A DEMON from a blind and dumb man, historia...

CHRIST EXPELLING A DEMON from a blind and dumb man, historiated initial 'C' cut from St Augustine of Hippo (354-430), Sermons , ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM
CHRIST EXPELLING A DEMON from a blind and dumb man, historiated initial 'C' cut from St Augustine of Hippo (354-430), Sermons , ILLUMINATED

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 1 Jun 2009

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A COLLECTION OF LEAVES FROM DECORATED OR ILLUMINATED MANUSCR...

A COLLECTION OF LEAVES FROM DECORATED OR ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS ON VELLUM OR PAPER, comprising: a leaf from a Psalter, [Germany, early 13th century], 225 x 153mm, with two burnished gold initials with blue, green and red decoration, with text from Psalms 42 and 43; three leaves from 13th-century

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 1 Jun 2009

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BENEDICTINE AUTHOR, historiated initial 'I', on the opening ...

BENEDICTINE AUTHOR, historiated initial 'I', on the opening leaf of a collection of Lenten and Eastertide Sermons, in Latin, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM [northern Italy c.1380
BENEDICTINE AUTHOR, historiated initial 'I', on the opening leaf of a collection of Lenten and Eastertide Sermons, in

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 1 Jun 2009

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PALAEOGRAPHIC COLLECTION OF BINDING FRAGMENTS, in Latin, DEC...

PALAEOGRAPHIC COLLECTION OF BINDING FRAGMENTS, in Latin, DECORATED AND ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS ON VELLUM [Italy and France, 13th and 14th centuries
PALAEOGRAPHIC COLLECTION OF BINDING FRAGMENTS, in Latin, DECORATED AND ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS ON VELLUM [Italy and France, 13th and 14th centuries] 26

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 1 Jun 2009

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VENICE Document of Giovanni Mocenigo as Doge of Venice (1409...

VENICE. Document of Giovanni Mocenigo as Doge of Venice (1409-1485, Doge from 1478), Dogal Palace, Venice, 25 January 1480, a passport for his 'ductor' [waggoner], Gaspar of Perugia, who is going to Perugia 'pro nonnullis eius negotiis', asking that he be given free passage with ten horses, his

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 1 Jun 2009

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ARMORIAL GENEALOGY OF THE NEVILLE EARLS OF WESTMORLAND, in E...

ARMORIAL GENEALOGY OF THE NEVILLE EARLS OF WESTMORLAND, in English, DECORATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, [England, 16th century
ARMORIAL GENEALOGY OF THE NEVILLE EARLS OF WESTMORLAND, in English, DECORATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, [England, 16th century] 775 x 635mm approx. maximum. The central membrane

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 1 Jun 2009

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LEGAL MANUSCRIPTS A group of four legal manuscripts, Scotlan...

LEGAL MANUSCRIPTS. A group of four legal manuscripts, Scotland and northern England, 17th Century, comprising: 'Practiques and decisiones of the Lords of sessione observed & Collected Be Sir George Auchinleck of Ballmanno Knight one of the ordinarie Lords of the College of Justice from the yeir of

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 1 Jun 2009

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RECEIPT BOOK Manuscript on paper, culinary and medical recei...

RECEIPT BOOK. Manuscript on paper, culinary and medical receipt book of Anna-Maria Meysey, c.1770-1814, 116 leaves, small 4to (196 x 160mm) , blanks, with index, late 18th-century calf-backed marbled boards.
RECEIPT BOOK. Manuscript on paper, culinary and medical receipt book of Anna-Maria Meysey

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 1 Jun 2009

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AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION A collection of autograph letters and d...

AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION. A collection of autograph letters and documents, 18th-19th Century, comprising
AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION. A collection of autograph letters and documents, 18th-19th Century, comprising: Fanny BURNEY (1752-1840). Autograph letter signed ('F.B.') to her father [Charles Burney

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 1 Jun 2009

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AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION A collection of six autograph letters a...

AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION. A collection of six autograph letters and manuscripts by 19th and 20th Century British authors, comprising
AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION. A collection of six autograph letters and manuscripts by 19th and 20th Century British authors, comprising: Sir Arthur Conan DOYLE. Autograph

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 1 Jun 2009

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AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION A group of seven letters to Arthur John...

AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION. A group of seven letters to Arthur John Cummings (political editor of the News Chronicle ) and others, the signatories including Winston CHURCHILL (typed letter signed, 12 October 1953, expressing thanks), David LLOYD GEORGE (two typed letters signed, 27 March 1934 and 6 March

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 1 Jun 2009

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BURKE, Edmund (1727-1797) Autograph letter signed ('Edm Burk...

BURKE, Edmund (1727-1797). Autograph letter signed ('Edm. Burke') to John King, n.p., 1 May 1791, 4 pages, folio , on a bifolium.
BURKE, Edmund (1727-1797). Autograph letter signed ('Edm. Burke') to John King, n.p., 1 May 1791, 4 pages, folio , on a bifolium. 'THE ABSURDITY OF THOSE FANATICKS': a

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 1 Jun 2009

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BYRON, George Gordon, 6th Baron (1788-1824) Autograph letter...

BYRON, George Gordon, 6th Baron (1788-1824). Autograph letter signed ('Byron') to Captain John Hay, Pisa, 19 January 1822, 'A Thousand and one thanks for the boar -- which has arrived in high order -- and entire', regretting that Hay is not there to share in his 'magnifique present', adding that he

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 1 Jun 2009

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CATHERINE DE MEDICIS (1519-1589), Queen of Henri II of Franc...

CATHERINE DE MEDICIS (1519-1589), Queen of Henri II of France, mother of François II, Charles IX and Henri III . Letter signed to [Raimond de Veccarie de Pavie, baron] de Fourquevaux, the French ambassador in Spain, Saint Ligier, 2 May [1571], quashing rumours of Charles IX's warlike intentions

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 1 Jun 2009

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CATHERINE II (1729-1796), Empress of Russia ["Catherine the ...

CATHERINE II (1729-1796), Empress of Russia ["Catherine the Great"]. Letter signed ('Ekaterina') to [Freidrich Karl Joseph von Erthal], Archbishop and Prince-Elector of Mainz, 12 October 1793, in Russian, announcing the marriage of her son, the future Alexander I, to Louise of Baden, one page, folio

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 1 Jun 2009

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CHARLES II (1630-1685), King of England, Scotland and Irelan...

CHARLES II (1630-1685), King of England, Scotland and Ireland . Autograph letter signed ('Vostre bon frere Charles R') to the Duchess Regent of Savoy [Marie-Jeanne of Savoy-Nemours], London, 20 December 1677, in French, sending, in response to her request, 'Sieur Somes' as his envoy 'pour prendre

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 1 Jun 2009

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CHARLES II (1630-1685), King of England, Scotland and Irelan...

CHARLES II (1630-1685), King of England, Scotland and Ireland . Autograph letter signed ('your kind father C.R.') to [his illegitimate daughter Charlotte, Countess of Lichfield], n.p., 3 April [1683], one page, 4to , autograph address leaf, red wax seal.
CHARLES II (1630-1685), King of England

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 1 Jun 2009

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CHEKHOV, Anton (1860-1904) Autograph letter signed ('A Chekh...

CHEKHOV, Anton (1860-1904). Autograph letter signed ('A. Chekhov') to Anna Mikhailovna Evreinova, n.p., 8 February [1889], asking for the proofs of Ivanov to be sent 'as quickly as possible, and not less than in triplicate ... In the coming Lent a great dramatist will become a humble story writer

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 1 Jun 2009

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CHURCHILL, Sir Winston Spencer (1874-1965) Typed letter sign...

CHURCHILL, Sir Winston Spencer (1874-1965). Typed letter signed ('Winston S. Churchill') to Arthur John Cummings, 11 Morpeth Mansions, 18 March 1938, responding to the sight of a letter from Cummings to Lord Beaverbrook, 'I value very much the spontaneous agreement of so many Liberals on the views I

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 1 Jun 2009

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COKE, Sir Edward (1552-1634) Letter signed ('Edw Coke') to S...

COKE, Sir Edward (1552-1634). Letter signed ('Edw. Coke') to Sir Nathaniel and Sir Nicholas Bacon, 'At the Temple', 4 December 1604, informing them of the right of John Waller to 'the benefytt of your Extent upon the Recognisaunce acknowledge [ sic ] by William Waller deceased unto the late L[ord

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £900 - £1,200

Date: 1 Jun 2009

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DIDEROT, Denis (1713-1784) Autograph letter signed to an uni...

DIDEROT, Denis (1713-1784). Autograph letter signed to an unidentified correspondent [Monsieur d'Hornoy?], n.p., 'ce jeudi, je ne scais quel jour du mois d'aoust, le lendemain de la vierge' [i.e. 16 August] 1781, 2 pages, 8vo .
DIDEROT, Denis (1713-1784). Autograph letter signed to an unidentified

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 1 Jun 2009

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FAIRFAX, Thomas, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron (1612-1671) Thr...

FAIRFAX, Thomas, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron (1612-1671). Three contemporary manuscripts of works attributed to Fairfax, the first two chiefly in the same idiosyncratic 17th-century hand, comprising: 'The psalmes of King David paraphrased into verse ... by the Right Hon[oura]ble Tho[mas] Lord

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 1 Jun 2009

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FREUD, Sigmund (1856-1939) Autograph letter signed ('Freud')...

FREUD, Sigmund (1856-1939). Autograph letter signed ('Freud') to Dr Else Meidner, Grundlsee, 12 August 1930, 2 pages, 8vo , envelope; with an English translation.
FREUD, Sigmund (1856-1939). Autograph letter signed ('Freud') to Dr Else Meidner, Grundlsee, 12 August 1930, 2 pages, 8vo , envelope

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 1 Jun 2009

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GEORGE II (1683-1760), King of Great Britain and Ireland Doc...

GEORGE II (1683-1760), King of Great Britain and Ireland . Document signed, St James's, 29 October 1745, a warrant to John, Lord Hobart [later 1st Earl of Buckingham], Lieutenant of Norfolk and Norwich, authorising him to grant commissions to loyal subjects forming military units 'at this Time of

Lot #: 35

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 1 Jun 2009

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GEORGE III (1738-1820), King of the United Kingdom of Great ...

GEORGE III (1738-1820), King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland . Autograph letter signed to his son Frederick, Duke of York, Weymouth, 12 August 1796, approving Frederick's actions in a number of matters relating to the armed forces, one page, 4to , with a copy of Frederick's letter

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 1 Jun 2009

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GEORGE IV (1762-1830), King of the United Kingdom of Great B...

GEORGE IV (1762-1830), King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland . Three documents signed (as Prince Regent, 'George PR'), Carlton House, 30 November 1813 - 27 December 1815, warrants for affixing the great seal to the ratifications of an additional article to the 'Treaty of Concert

Lot #: 37

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 1 Jun 2009

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GREENE, Graham (1904-1991) A series of 11 typed letters sign...

GREENE, Graham (1904-1991). A series of 11 typed letters signed ('Graham Greene', 'Graham') to Professor Przemyslaw Mroczkowski, C6 Albany, London and La Résidence des Fleurs, Antibes, 25 January 1956 - 25 July 1988 (all but two before 1960), referring to their meeting in Cracow, his gifts of books

Lot #: 38

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 1 Jun 2009

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GRIMM, Jacob (1785-1863) Autograph letter signed ('Jacob Gri...

GRIMM, Jacob (1785-1863). Autograph letter signed ('Jacob Grimm') to an unidentified friend (a contributor to Grimm's Deutsches Wörterbuch ), Cassel, 18 June 1839, discussing the dictionary, including the article on Martin Opitz, which deserves more space than that on Martin Günther, whose work is

Lot #: 39

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 1 Jun 2009