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A Library of Important Books

David Lay FRICS Live Webcast Auction 30 Jun 2020 10:00 BST

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Penzance, Cornwall

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  • Lay's Auctioneers Limited
  • The Penzance Auction House
  • Alverton
  • Penzance
  • Cornwall
  • TR18 4RE
  • United Kingdom

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CHARLES DICKENS"Our Mutual Friend."2 Vols, 1st edition, etched plates by Marcus Stone complete, well bound cont 1/2 calf gilt, 1865 good copy.Cond...

FIELD MARSHALL THE VISCOUNT MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN"A History of Warfare."Signed limited edition of 265, maps, plts etc compl fine morocco binding b...

FIELD MARSHAL THE VISCOUNT MONTGOMERY"El Alamein to the River Sangro.Normandy to the Baltic."Signed limited edition of 265, maps plts etc comp, fi...

W.W.II BOMBER COMMAND"Observer's & Air Gunner's Flying Log Book."Sergeant B. Howard, flying Halifax, lost over Cologne 18.4.43. Together with 4 hi...

GODFREY HAROLD HARDY(Cambridge Mathematician)Approx 90 pamplets, bound in 13 vols, 1919 - 1940, incl "Some Famous Problems... Waring's Problem." 1...

HOMER"Ilias & Odyssea, et in easdem Scholia, sive Interpretatio, Veterum." by Josuae Barnes, 1st edn, folding engr frontis, prefix contents & inde...

SALIGNAC DE LA MOTHE - FENELON"The Adventures of Telemachus..."2 Vols bound in 1, 1st edn thus engr plts comp, calf, 4to, 1795 g.

GENEVA BIBLE"La Bible qui est Toute la Saincte etcriture du Vieil & du Nouveau Testament..."Wood engraved title, headings & initials 15 wood engra...

A. A. MILNE"The House at Pooh Corner." 1st edition, illustrations by Ernest H. Shephard complete, original gilt 80dec cloth, 1928 good

HUNTER S. THOMPSON & RALPH STEADMAN"The Curse of Lono."Signed by author & artist limited edn of 1000, original binding, in slipcase, large folio, ...

THOMAS HARDYALS in form of double sided card, Max Gate, Dorchester, Oct 4, 1898; plus mounted photo "From the Blackmore Vale, Dorset, from Hardy c...

CORNWALL ESTATE MAP2 Good hand coloured pen & ink maps on linen "Plan of Sundry Lands in the Parishes of Camborne, Crowan & Gwinear the property o...

"AFFICHES MAI 68"Volume of 32 mostly colour lithographs by artists of the day. Original wraps, large folio, 27 Juin 1968 good conditio1219.

CORNISH MANUSCRIPTFoolscap account book, Single page Hearle, Penryn to Francis Gotobed at the Sick & Wounded Office on Tower Hill, London.

ANDY WARHOL"Aspen in an all New Fab Issue." Vol I number 3 contains 14 separate items including "Kiss" by Andy Warhol in the form of under-ground ...

TANGYE BROTHERSImportant manuscript specification sketchbook for mining, stamping and pump engines covering period 1847-1868, 131 pages. Many know...

"THE STUDIO"Very large quantity bound volumes in 15 large boxes. Dates noted 1880's - 1920's etchings & plts appear comp, various condition, ex Ea...

KENNETH GRAHAME"The Wind in the Willows."First edition frontis by Graham Robertson with tissue, half title, 302 pages complete, original pictorial...

SIR ALFRED MUNNINGS"The Autobiography"3 Vols, all 1st edns, plts & illus comp, orig cl, unclipped djs, Museum Press 1950- 52' good.

MANUSCRIPT COOKERY BOOKWell filled album with recipes & dates eg "Things purchased for 250 Buns April 6th 1855." "Plain Cake for 150." "To Prevent...

NICHOLAS CULPEPER."Culpeper's Complete Herbal." 40 hand col engr plts comp, engr frontis cont 1/2 cf worn, 4to 1828; plus 3 other gardening etc.Co...

BARBARA MOORE - (PATALEEWA.)Celebrity in the 1960's regarding her long distance walking & vegetarian diet.The lot consists of 6 ALS from Moore to ...

NELSON'S "Picture Book for the Nursery." Col litho plts comp, orig cl, onlay, 4to, inscr 1873 good; plus 9 other misc childrens books.

"Sir Gawayne & the Green Knight." trans Kenneth Hare, good ALS regarding the work tipped-in, orig cl - backed bds, Shakespeare Head, 1918 good.

T.E. Lawrence. "Arabia Felix: Across the Empty Quarter of Arabia."by Bertram Thomas, foreward Lawrence, 1st edn maps, charts illus comp orig cl, ...

GORER (GEOFFREY.) "Africa Dances, a book about West African Negroes." 2nd imp, plts, maps etc comp, orig cloth, unclipped dj illus Barnett Freedm...

"Kallos, a Treatise on the Scientific Culture of Personal Beauty & the Cure of Ugliness."orig cl, 1883 g; plus DODS (DR. J.B.) "The Philosopy of M...

KAY NIELSEN ILLUSTRATIONS. "East of the Sun & West of the Moon." 24 tipped-in colour plts by Nielsen comp orig dec cloth (slight tear to spine wi...

NURSERY SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL activity posters. A complete set of 60 (bar 8 sheets)illus incl Studdy, Mabel Lucie Atwell c1930's.

IMPORTANT EARLY MUSIC."Six Sonatas for the Harpsicord or Piano Forte dedicated to Peter Beckford Esq. by Muzio Clementi: the 6 complete ob folio i...

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