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Date of the auction: 26.03.2020

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Account (An) of the digging up of the quarters of William Stayley, lately...

Account (An) of the digging up of the quarters of William Stayley, lately executed for high treason, for that his relations abused the Kings mercy. Imprimatur Novemb. 30th. 1678. VVilliam Scroggs, broadside, 345 x 245mm., window-mounted, folds, [Wing A276], printed for Robert Pawlet at the sign of

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 26 Mar 2020

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Act (An) to prohibit the Importation of light silver coin of this realm...

Act (An) to prohibit the Importation of light silver coin of this realm from Foreign Countries into Great Britain or Ireland, title with woodcut arms, crude tape repairs at head, 20th century calf-backed cloth, Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 1774 § Report from the Select Committee on The Royal

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 26 Mar 2020

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Adam (Robert) Designs for Vases and Foliage, from the Antique, 12 engraved...

Adam (Robert) Designs for Vases and Foliage, from the Antique...Engraved by Pastorini, engraved throughout with 12 engraved plates (9 of vases and 3 of foliage) only (of 13), lacking engraved vignette title and final plate of title to Homer's Iliad, marginal browning, original cloth-backed boards

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 26 Mar 2020

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Electricity.- Adams (George) An Essay on Electricity, Printed at the...

Electricity.- Adams (George) An Essay on Electricity, second edition, folding engraved frontispiece, engraved vignette title, 7 folding engraved plates, some spotting and staining, contemporary calf gilt, upper cover detached, corners worn, rubbed, Printed at the Logographic Press for the Author

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 26 Mar 2020

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Adams (George) Lectures on Natural and Experimental Philosophy, 5 vol...

Adams (George) Lectures on Natural and Experimental Philosophy, 5 vol., second edition, 43 double-page and/or folding engraved plates, contemporary sprinkled calf, a little rubbed and some spine ends chipped, by J. Dillon, and Co., 1799 § Cavallo (Thomas) The Elements of Natural and Experimental

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 26 Mar 2020

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Afghanistan.- Afghan Boundary Commisssion. 18 Plates of Ornamental Tiles...

Afghanistan.- Afghan Boundary Commisssion. 18 Plates of Ornamental Tiles collected by the Afghan Boundary Commission, 18 chromolithographed plates by W.Griggs, no text (as issued), loose as issued in original cloth portfolio, new flaps, rubbed, lacking ties, splits to joints and spine, folio

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 26 Mar 2020

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Greek & Roman weights and measures.- Agricola (Georgius) Libri quinque de...

Greek & Roman weights and measures.- Agricola (Georgius) Libri quinque de mensuris & ponderibus, collation: A-R8, title with woodcut printer's device, woodcut decorative initials, all to sig.D lightly browned, occasional staining or spotting, a couple of worm holes towards end, touching the odd

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 26 Mar 2020

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Mining & metalurgy.- Agricola (Georgius) De re metallica Libri XII, Basel...

Mining & metalurgy.- Agricola (Georgius) De re metallica Libri XII, collation: α6 a-g6 h-i6+1 k-z A-Z Aa-Bb6, title with woodcut printer's device, 2 folding woodcut plates, numerous magnificent woodcut illustrations, some full-page, woodcut historiated initials, final f. with colophon recto and

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 26 Mar 2020

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Mining & metallurgy.- Agricola (Georgius) Opera de l'arte de metalli...

Mining & metallurgy.- Agricola (Georgius) Opera de l'arte de metalli partita in XII. libri, collation: *6 a-z6 A-V6, title with woodcut printer's device, numerous woodcut illustrations, some full-page, penultimate f. with colophon recto otherwise blank, final f. with woodcut printer's device verso

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 26 Mar 2020

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Mining & metallurgy.- Agricola (Georgius) De re metallica libri XII...

Mining & metallurgy.- Agricola (Georgius) De re metallica libri XII, woodcut title-vignette, 2 folding woodcut plates, numerous woodcut illustrations and diagrams, some full-page, some browning, small ink stain to a few leaves, contemporary blind-stamped vellum, rubbed and soiled, head of spine

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 26 Mar 2020

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Ornament.- Albertolli (Giocondo) Alcune Decorazioni di Nobili Sale ed Altri...

Ornament.- Albertolli (Giocondo) Alcune Decorazioni di Nobili Sale ed Altri Ornamenti, engraved throughout with title, dedication, and 23 plates by Mercoli and Andrea de Bernardis after Albertolli, 1787; Ornamenti Diversi, engraved title and dedication, letterpress sheet to the readers, 24 engraved

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 26 Mar 2020

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Alchorne (Stanesby) [Sale Catalogue] Catalogue of a Portion of the Valuable...

Alchorne (Stanesby) [Sale Catalogue] Catalogue of a Portion of the Valuable Library, priced throughout and with some buyers' names, some foxing and soiling, later half roan, rubbed, 8vo, R.H. Evans, 1813. ⁂ Scarce auction catalogue of a small but important collection which included 9 Caxtons and was

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 26 Mar 2020

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Alchymia Vera Lapidis Philosophorum = Von der Rechten wahren Kunst des...

Alchymia Vera Lapidis Philosophorum = Von der Rechten wahren Kunst des Goldmachens, deren sich viel Aschenpeuster biß dahero ohne grund rühmen, title in red and black and with woodcut symbol, woodcut symbols, device, head- and tail-pieces and initials, [VD 17 3:606692C], Magdeburg, Andreas Betzel

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 26 Mar 2020

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Metals, fossils & minerals.- Aldrovandi (Ulisse) Musaeum metallicum in...

Metals, fossils & minerals.- Aldrovandi (Ulisse) Musaeum metallicum in libros IIII distributum, fine engraved pictorial title by F. Coroleanus, numerous woodcut illustrations, without ¶4 (?blank) as with other copies traced, some spotting or light foxing, occasional browning, contemporary mottled

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 26 Mar 2020

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Trade.- Anderson (Adam) An historical and chronological Deduction of the...

Trade.- Anderson (Adam) An historical and chronological Deduction of the Origin of Commerce from the earliest accounts. Containing a history of the great commercial interests of the British Empire, 4 vol., engraved frontispiece and 2 folding maps, folding letterpress table, list of subscribers at

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 26 Mar 2020

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Silver.- Andren (Erik) & others., Svenskt Silversmide 1520-1850, Stockholm...

Silver.- Andren (Erik) & others. Svenskt Silversmide 1520-1850, Stockholm, 1963 § Boesen (G.) & C.A.Bøje. Old Danish Silver, Copenhagen, 1949 § Hiort (E.) Modern Danish Silver, 1954 § Krohn-Hansen (Th.) & Robert Kloster. Bergens Gullsmed Kunst fra Laugstiden, 2 vol., Bergen, n.d. § Martin (F.R

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 26 Mar 2020

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Economics.- Money.- [Angot des Rotours (Noêl)] Almanach des Monnoies...

Economics.- Money.- [Angot des Rotours (Noêl)] Almanach des Monnoies, Année 1784, engraved pictorial title and 6 plates of coins, title lightly stained, contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, joints starting, but holding firm, rubbed, Paris, Méquignon, 1784; and the same for the years 1785-1789 (6

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 26 Mar 2020

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Ceramics.- Maiolica.- Argnani (Prof. Federigo) Ceramiche e Maioliche...

Ceramics.- Maiolica.- Argnani (Prof. Federigo) Ceramiche e Maioliche Arcaiche Faentine, one of 200 copies, 22 chromolithographed plates, 2 double-page, contemporary library half morocco, t.e.g., original wrappers bound in at end, a little rubbed, 4to, Faenza, 1903

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 26 Mar 2020

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Gold & Silver.- Arphe y Villafane (Juan de) Quilatador de la plata, oro y...

Gold & Silver.- Arphe y Villafane (Juan de) Quilatador de la plata, oro y piedras, conforme a las leyes reales y para declaracion de ellas, collation: ¶8 ¶¶8 A-Z8 2A-2G8 2H4, title with large woodcut arms, full-page woodcut portrait of the author to verso of ¶4, tables, woodcut printer's device to

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 26 Mar 2020

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Arphe y Villafane (Juan de) Varia commensuracion para la escultura y...

Arphe y Villafane (Juan de) Varia commensuracion para la escultura y arquitectura, fifth edition, title with woodcut medallion portrait of the author, woodcut illustrations and diagrams in text, some spotting or staining, contemporary limp vellum, lacking ties, soiled and creased, folio, Madrid

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 26 Mar 2020

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Middle East.- Artin Pacha (Yacoub) Contribution a l'Étude du Blason en...

Middle East.- Artin Pacha (Yacoub) Contribution a l'Étude du Blason en Orient, one of 300 copies, plates, 58 of heraldic symbols printed in red, black and colours, several heightened with gold, original pictorial cloth, gilt, t.e.g., others uncut, soiled, rebacked, new endpapers, 8vo, Bernard

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 26 Mar 2020

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Antiquités du Bosphore Cimmérien Conservées au Musée Impérial de...

Antiquités du Bosphore Cimmérien Conservées au Musée Impérial de l'Ermitage, 3 vol., including atlas, text in French and Russian, chromolithographed pictorial title, 53 engraved and 41 chromolithographed plates, 2 folding engraved maps, vignette illustrations, occasional foxing and marginal soiling

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 26 Mar 2020

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Appeal (An) to manufactures, on the present state of trade, &c, Birmingham...

Appeal (An) to manufactures, on the present state of trade, &c, some staining, 20th century morocco-backed buckram, spine gilt, 8vo, Birmingham, Printed by James Belcher, 1795. ⁂ Rare, with ESTC recording only two copies. They give no author, however, a note to our title reads 'Presented to me

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 26 Mar 2020

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Private Press.- Gold & Silver.- Ashbee (C.R.) Modern English Silverwork...

Private Press.- Gold & Silver.- Ashbee (C.R.) Modern English Silverwork, one of 200 copies signed by the author, lithographed plates by the author, some partly hand-coloured, browned & brittle at edges, front free endpaper loose, other leaves mounted on stubs, original buckram, upper joint split

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 26 Mar 2020

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Japan.- Audsley (George A.) & James Lord Bowes. Keramic Art of Japan, 2...

Japan.- Audsley (George A.) & James Lord Bowes. Keramic Art of Japan, 2 vol., printed in red & black, plates, 41 chromolithographed, some heightened with gold, some photogravure, illustrations, some printed in colours, occasional spotting to text, contemporary decorated vellum with onlaid strips of

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 26 Mar 2020

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Pugin (Augustus Welby N.).- Ayling (Stephen) Photographs from Sketches, 2...

Pugin (Augustus Welby N.).- Ayling (Stephen) Photographs from Sketches by Augustus Welby N.Pugin, 2 vol., first edition, 500 mounted albumen prints, occasional spotting to mounts, contemporary morocco-backed cloth, gilt artist's monogram to covers, rubbed, 1865 § Pugin (A.W.N.) Designs for Gold

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 26 Mar 2020

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Gold & Silver.- Badcock (William) A New Touch-Stone for Gold and Silver...

Badcock (William) A New Touch-Stone for Gold and Silver Wares, second edition, engraved frontispiece frayed and detached, printed leaf "The Intent of the Frontispiece" present, engraved plate, errata leaf at end, a few leaves in sig. H at end with marginal tears and defects, just touching text in

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 26 Mar 2020

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Gold.- Bainbridge (Henry Charles) Peter Carl Faberge, one of 250...

Gold.- Bainbridge (Henry Charles) Peter Carl Faberge, one of 250 specially-bound deluxe copies for Britain, original half turquoise morocco, gilt, t.e.g., others uncut, spine slightly faded, cloth slip-case, 1949 § Snowman (A.Kenneth( Eighteenth Century Gold Boxes of Europe, original cloth

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 26 Mar 2020

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Bando per conto de tiralori, battilori, tessitori d'oro & altri artieri...

Bando per conto de tiralori, battilori, tessitori d'oro & altri artieri sottoposti all'Arte di Por Santa Maria che fussino andati o che andassino per l'avvenire a lavorare fuori dello stato & dominio fiorentino, collation: A2, title with woodcut arms, small part of lower corner of title torn away

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 26 Mar 2020

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Barba (Albaro Alonso) The art of metals, in which is declared the manner of...

Barba (Albaro Alonso) The art of metals, in which is declared the manner of their generation, and the concomitants of them. In two books, translated by Edward, Earl of Sandwich, 2 parts in 1, engraved plate, lacking final blank, contemporary calf, rebacked, corners worn, rubbed, [Duveen, p.42

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 26 Mar 2020