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Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper

Forum Auctions Live Webcast Auction 09 Jun 2020 10:30 BST
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Sumerian Cuneiform Clay Tablet.- Revenue tablet, list of sheep, beams of timber, garden material etc., as rental, drawn up for incorporating in th...

Bible, New Testament. Single leaf from the gospel of St John, illuminated manuscript in Latin, on vellum, in a very small gothic bookhand, 35 line...

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 initi...

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 initi...

Civil War.- [Account of manoeuvres by a Scottish soldier in the Parliamentary army], manuscript, 12pp., folds, 1p. with large ink stain and 2 hole...

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 ...

Arabic .- [Arabic exercise book with a prayer at end], manuscript in Arabic, on paper, 31pp., in naskhi characters, 7 lines, ruled in red througho...

Marlborough (John Churchill, first Duke of, army officer and politician, 1650-1722) Autograph Letter signed, 1p. with conjugate blank, sm. 4to, n....

Turkish Manuscript.- Treatise on Language, Grammar, Logic and Religious Duties, composed for Mustafa Pasha, governor of Tripoli, manuscript in Tur...

Jane Austen's Family.- ?C[ooper] (E[dward], Rev., son of Gislingham Cooper of Phyllis Court, Henley, Oxon, rector of Whaddon, near Bath, later vic...

British Army Manual.- [Army Manual for a battalion of Foot Guards], manuscript, 28pp., 4 pen and ink plans of battalion dispositions, plans in red...

Jersey.- Campbell (John, Colonel, Commander-in-Chief of Jersey) Anecdotes Relative to the Island of Jersey 1767, manuscript, title and 55pp. exclu...

Al-Hariri of Basra (Arab poet, scholar and government official of the Seljuk Empire, 1054-1122) Maqamat al-Hariri, manuscript in Arabic, on paper,...

Mount Edgcumbe.- Mount Edgcumbe (George, first Earl of, naval officer, 1720-95) 3 Autograph Letters signed "Mt: Edg:" to Robert ?Birt, together 6p...

Cookery & other recipes.- [Collection of recipes], manuscript, c. 110pp., and 6pp. index at front, numerous other manuscript recipes loosely inser...

18th/19th century Decorated Paper.- 4 sheets of decorative patterned paper, paper with watercolour designs of flowers (1 sheet with decoration lai...

Cookery & other recipes.- [Collection of recipes], manuscript, 47pp., incomplete at beginning, small tear on last f. not affecting text, some stai...

Jenner (Edward, surgeon and pioneer of smallpox vaccination, 1749-1823) Autograph Letter third person to Mr Long, 1p., 8vo, [London], Bond Street,...

Wordsworth (William, poet, 1770-1850) Autograph Letter signed to Basil Montagu in Bedford Square, 1p. with conjugate blank and address panel, 8vo,...

De Quincey (Thomas, essayist, 1785-1859) What is Theory?, autograph manuscript draft, 2pp., some ink stains, central fold, slightly browned, tippe...

Canada & Germany.- Gardiner (General Sir Henry Lynedoch, KCVO, CB, general in the Royal Artillery, served on the Royal Commission for the Defence ...

Rugby School.- Arnold (Thomas, headmaster and historian, 1795-1842) Autograph Letter signed to R. Bright Esq., in Bristol, 3pp. and address panel,...

Borneo.- McDougall (Francis Thomas, Bishop of Labuan and Sarawak, 1817-1886) Autograph Letter signed to "My dear Sir", 6pp. with 2 engraved letter...

Arabic Exercises, manuscript in Arabic, 34pp., on paper, 2 opening pages decorated in gold with floral designs, 6 lines of characters, within gold...

Calligraphic Manuscript.- Vincent de Paul (Saint, French Catholic priest who dedicated himself to serving the poor, 1581-1660).- Benoît-Marie Lang...

Calligraphy & Private Press.- Hewitt (Graily, novelist and calligrapher, 1864-1952) Truth, calligraphic manuscript word "Truth" on a foliate backg...

Cicero (Marcus Tullius) Oratiuncule elegantiores ex diversis Marci Ciceronis epistolis..., collation: A-B4, title with large woodcut of teacher wi...

Gibbon (Edward).- [Ruscelli (Girolamo) & Giordano Ziletti, editors.] Delle Lettere di Principi..., 3 vol., collation: A6, A-Z, As-Ff8, Gg4; A6, A-...

Calligraphy.- Senault (Louis) Heures Nouvelles dediées a Madame la Dauphine, first issue with dedication and with head-piece of sirens on p.210 re...

[Perrault (Charles)] Labyrinte de Versailles, engraved additional pictorial title, title-vignette, plan and 40 full-page illustrations after Sebas...

Naval.- Duguay-Trouin (René) Memoires de Monsieur Du Guay-Trouin, Lieutenant General des Armées Navales de France, first Amsterdam edition, engrav...

Fénelon (François de Salignac de la Mothe) Les Aventures de Télémaque, Fils d'Ulysse, 2 vol., one of 350 copies on papier vélin, half-titles, engr...

Bodoni.- [Rossi (Giovanni Gherado de)] Scherzi Poetici e Pittorici, first edition, with original watercolour and goauche drawings for the pictoria...

Bodoni.- Horatius Flaccus (Quintus) Satira V, Traduzione Italiana..., [one of 150 copies], half-title, engraved title-vignette, the dedication co...

Bodoni.- Horatius Flaccus (Quintus) Satira V, Traduzione Italiana..., [one of 150 copies], presentation copy inscribed "Augustus J.Foster from his...

Bury (Richard de, Bishop of Durham) Philobiblon...sive de amore librorum, et institutione bibliothecae..., [edited by Thomas James], collation: *4...

Massinger (Philip) The Unnaturall Combat. A Tragedie. The Scaene Marsellis...As it was presented by the Kings Majesties Servants at the Globe, [80...

Restoration Binding.- Brevint (Daniel) Missale Romanum, or the Depth and Mystery of Roman Mass..., first edition, contemporary ink signature of An...

Restoration Binding.- Bible, English. The Holy Bible containing the Old Testament and the New..., fine engraved architectural title by Chantry dat...

Shakespeare (William).- [Dryden (John) and Sir William Davenant.] The Tempest, or the Enchanted Island. A Comedy: As it is now Acted at His Highne...

Rye House Plot.- Exact Account (An) of the Proceedings at the Old-Bayly...of the Tryal of the Lord Russel, William Hone Joyner, John Rouse, Captai...

Dorset, Beaminster Fire.- Strange News of a Most Dreadful Fire at Bedminster in Dorsetshire, broadside, 2pp., folds, slightly browned, [Wing S5914...

Dorset.- Beaminster Fire.- Charles II (King of England, Scotland and Ireland) Whereas we are credibly given to understand by a certificate... That...

Astrology.- The Infallible astrologer: or, Mr. Silvester Partrige's prophesie and predictions of what shall infallibly happen in, and about the Ci...

Calligraphy.- Seddon (John) and George Shelley. The Penman's Magazine: or, a New Copy-Book, of the English, French and Italian Hands, after the Be...

Binding.- Duelling.- Chishull (Edmund) Against Duelling. A Sermon preach'd before the Queen in the Royal Chapel at Windsor-Castle, on November the...

[?Kelly (John)] Pamela's Conduct in High Life..., 2 vol., first edition, vol.1 variant with p.xvi correctly numbered, woodcut of Star of David to ...

Bindings.- Leather wallet with flap and brass lock, black morocco attractively tooled in gilt with central lozenge of flowers, leafy sprays, crown...

London Low Life.- Cheats of London Exposed (The); or, the Tricks of the Town laid open to both Sexes..., 96pp., ?first edition, engraved frontispi...

London Nightlife.- Midnight Rambler (The); or, New Nocturnal Spy, for the Present Year, [4], 152pp., first edition, engraved frontispiece, cropped...

Sterne (Rev. Laurence) Letters...to his most intimate Friends, 3 vol., first edition, engraved frontispiece (cropped at foot with loss to imprint)...

Madness of George III.- Mr. Fox's Declaration in the House of Commons respecting The Regency [&] Mr. Pitt's Answer to the above..., large printed ...

Songs.- Smart (George, publisher) The Vocal Pocket Companion, being a new Collection of the most Favorite Catches, Cannons, Glees and Duetts, for ...

Coleridge (Samuel Taylor).- [Chatterton (Thomas)] Poems, supposed to have been written at Bristol, by Thomas Rowley...in the Fifteenth Century, la...

Chapbooks.- Garland of New Songs (A), 28 chapbooks, each 8pp., most single folded sheet, woodcut title-vignettes, unbound and uncut as issued, a l...

Dorset Executions.- An Account of The Behaviour and Execution of David Morgan & John Watkins Who were hung on the Drop at the Castle of Dorchester...

Dancing.- Wilson (Thomas) An Analysis of Country Dancing: wherein are displayed all the figures ever used in Country Dances... , first edition, ?l...

Tales of Terror; with an Introductory Dialogue..., second edition, folding hand-coloured etched frontispiece, additional vignette title and 2 fold...

Gambling etc.- Man of Fashion's Manual (The); containing Instructions and Rules for Games of Chance and Charioteering...By Sir Somebody Whipster, ...

Clare (John) Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery, second edition, without 4pp. advertisements at end, half-title with ink signature of H.M...

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