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The Library Auction - To include an important collection of incunabula, early printed works, and private press books

Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers Live Webcast Auction 31 Jul 2019 10:30 BST

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Augustinus, Aurelius. De civitate dei, with commentary by Thomas Waleys and Nicolaus Trivet, [Basel:

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Augustinus, Aurelius. De civitate dei, with commentary by Thomas Waleys and Nicolaus Trivet, [Basel: Johann Amerbach, 1490], pictorial woodcut to ...

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Biblia Latina. Illuminated manuscript, 13th century. Fragment, comprising Psalms to Daniel and other

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Biblia Latina. Illuminated manuscript, 13th century. Fragment, comprising Psalms to Daniel and other pages (228 pages). Folio, bound c.1900 in ful...

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Bible. New Testament. First separate edition of Miles Coverdale's version of the New Testament in

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Bible. New Testament. First separate edition of Miles Coverdale's version of the New Testament in English (as given in his Bible of 1535). [Antwer...

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Bible. New Testament. First edition of the Roman Catholic version, Reims: John Fogny, 1582.

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Bible. New Testament. First edition of the Roman Catholic version, Reims: John Fogny, 1582. Quarto, bound in full calf, rebacked with later calf s...

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Bible. New Testament. Facsimile of William Tyndale's translation of 1526 (the first printed

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Bible. New Testament. Facsimile of William Tyndale's translation of 1526 (the first printed English New Testament), limited edition numbered 207 o...

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Book of Hours. Hours of the Virgin (Horae ad usum Romanum), [Paris: Thielman Kerver, c.1530],

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Book of Hours. Hours of the Virgin (Horae ad usum Romanum), [Paris: Thielman Kerver, c.1530], printed on vellum, numerous full-page and marginal i...

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Henry VIII Primer. In English and Latin, ordered to be used by the King. [1548]. Printed in red &

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Henry VIII Primer. In English and Latin, ordered to be used by the King. [1548]. Printed in red & black. Incomplete, title and opening three pages...

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Liber Precum Publicarum (Book of Common Prayer). Translated into Latin by Walter Haddon for Queen

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Liber Precum Publicarum (Book of Common Prayer). Translated into Latin by Walter Haddon for Queen Elizabeth. London: 1574. Woodcut pictorial title...

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Gesta Romanorum [Strasbourg: Martin Schott, not after 1486]. A popular medieval collection of

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Gesta Romanorum [Strasbourg: Martin Schott, not after 1486]. A popular medieval collection of moral tales, considered the source of some later lit...

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****PAY POST ETWALL***LW***Jacobus de Voragine. The Golden Legend. Fragment of fourth edition in

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****PAY POST ETWALL***LW***Jacobus de Voragine. The Golden Legend. Fragment of fourth edition in English, as translated by William Caxton, [London...

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Cole Against Jewell. The True Copies of the Letters betwene the reverend father in God John Bishop

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Cole Against Jewell. The True Copies of the Letters betwene the reverend father in God John Bishop of Sarum and D. Cole, 1560, woodcut pictorial b...

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Littleton, Thomas. Littleton's Tenures in English, London: Printed for the Companie of Stationers,

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Littleton, Thomas. Littleton's Tenures in English, London: Printed for the Companie of Stationers, 1627. Small octavo, bound in full vellum with m...

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Arcadia Press. Papageorgiou, Athanasius. Icons of Cyprus, translated by James Hogarth, preface by

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Arcadia Press. Papageorgiou, Athanasius. Icons of Cyprus, translated by James Hogarth, preface by Archbishop Makarios, limited edition numbered 16...

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Ashendene Press. Apuleius, Lucius. The XI Bookes of the Golden Asse, translated by William

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Ashendene Press. Apuleius, Lucius. The XI Bookes of the Golden Asse, translated by William Adlington, Chelsea: Ashendene Press, 1924, limited edit...

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Ashendene Press. Ecclesiasticus, collated by A. D. Power, Chelsea: Ashendene Press, 1932. Limited

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Ashendene Press. Ecclesiasticus, collated by A. D. Power, Chelsea: Ashendene Press, 1932. Limited edition of 328. Folio, bound by W. H. Smith in f...

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Ballantyne Press. Sidney, Sir Philip. The Sonnets. The text carefully prepared from the earliest

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Ballantyne Press. Sidney, Sir Philip. The Sonnets. The text carefully prepared from the earliest editions by John Gray, woodcut borders and initia...

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Chiswick Press. The Confessions of St Augustine, limited edition numbered 77 of 400, London: Kegan

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Chiswick Press. The Confessions of St Augustine, limited edition numbered 77 of 400, London: Kegan Paul, Trench Trubner & Co. Ltd., 1900. Printed ...

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Dropmore Press. The Holkham Bible Picture Book, facsimile of the medieval manuscript, introduction

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Dropmore Press. The Holkham Bible Picture Book, facsimile of the medieval manuscript, introduction and commentary by W. O. Hassall, London: The Dr...

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Enitharmon Press. Richards, Ceri (Illus.). Drawings to Poems by Dylan Thomas, first edition, London:

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Enitharmon Press. Richards, Ceri (Illus.). Drawings to Poems by Dylan Thomas, first edition, London: The Enitharmon Press, 1980. Hardback, publish...

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Eragny Press. Rust, Margaret. The Queen of the Fishes, An Adaptation in English of a Fairy Tale of

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Eragny Press. Rust, Margaret. The Queen of the Fishes, An Adaptation in English of a Fairy Tale of Valois, limited edition numbered 112 of 150, Es...

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Eragny Press. C'Est d'Aucassin et de Nicolete, limited edition of 230 (of which 200 are for sale),

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Eragny Press. C'Est d'Aucassin et de Nicolete, limited edition of 230 (of which 200 are for sale), Hammersmith: Eragny Press, 1903. Printed on han...

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PAY AND POST ETWALL**LW***Essex House Press. The Psalter or Psalms of David, from the Bible of

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PAY AND POST ETWALL**LW***Essex House Press. The Psalter or Psalms of David, from the Bible of Archbishop Cranmer, limited edition numbered 100 of...

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Essex House Press. Wordsworth, William. Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early

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Essex House Press. Wordsworth, William. Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood, limited edition numbered 147 of 150, 190...

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Gemini Press. Graves, Ida. Epithalamion, illustrated with wood-engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton,

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Gemini Press. Graves, Ida. Epithalamion, illustrated with wood-engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton, limited edition numbered 286 of 330 signed by a...

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Golden Cockerel Press. A Lover's Progress, Seventeenth Century Lyrics: Selected by Nancy Quennell,

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Golden Cockerel Press. A Lover's Progress, Seventeenth Century Lyrics: Selected by Nancy Quennell, limited edition numbered 48 of 215, Privately P...

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Golden Cockerel Press. Chaucer, Geoffrey. Troilus and Criseyde, edited by Arundell del Re, limited

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Golden Cockerel Press. Chaucer, Geoffrey. Troilus and Criseyde, edited by Arundell del Re, limited edition numbered 159 of 225, Golden Cockerel Pr...

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Golden Cockerel Press. Gill, Eric (Illus.). The Four Gospels of the Lord Jesus Christ, According

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Golden Cockerel Press. Gill, Eric (Illus.). The Four Gospels of the Lord Jesus Christ, According to the Authorized Version of King James I, limite...

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Golden Cockerel Press. Apuleius, Lucius. The XI Bookes of the Golden Asse, limited edition

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Golden Cockerel Press. Apuleius, Lucius. The XI Bookes of the Golden Asse, limited edition numbered 303 of 450, Golden Cockerel Press, 1923. Small...

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Golden Cockerel Press. Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, translated by Edward Fitzgerald, limited edition

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Golden Cockerel Press. Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, translated by Edward Fitzgerald, limited edition numbered 226 of 300, eight engraved plates by Jo...

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Golden Cockerel Press. De Chair, Somerset. The First Crusade, illustrated with five full-page wood

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Golden Cockerel Press. De Chair, Somerset. The First Crusade, illustrated with five full-page wood engravings by Clifford Webb, limited edition nu...

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Golden Cockerel Press. Ovid. The Metamorphoses, illustrated by J. Yunge Bateman, limited edition

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Golden Cockerel Press. Ovid. The Metamorphoses, illustrated by J. Yunge Bateman, limited edition numbered 170 of 200, Golden Cockerel Press, 1958....

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Gregynog Press. Thomas, Dylan. Deaths and Entrances, illustrated by John Piper, edited with

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Gregynog Press. Thomas, Dylan. Deaths and Entrances, illustrated by John Piper, edited with introduction by Walford Davies, limited edition number...

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Kelmscott Press. Morris, William. The Wood Beyond the World, Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894.

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Kelmscott Press. Morris, William. The Wood Beyond the World, Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1894. Octavo, original full limp vellum, gilt title, pa...

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Medici Society. Everyman: A Morality Play, illustrated after drawings by John H. Amschewitz, limited

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Medici Society. Everyman: A Morality Play, illustrated after drawings by John H. Amschewitz, limited edition numbered 322 of 500, London: Philip L...

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Nonesuch Press. Homer. Odyssey, limited edition numbered 3 of 1300, The Iliad,  numbered 313 of

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Nonesuch Press. Homer. Odyssey, limited edition numbered 3 of 1300, The Iliad,  numbered 313 of 1450, translated by Alexander Pope, decorations by...

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Nonesuch Press. Walton, Izaak; Charles Cotton. The Compleat Angler, edited by Geoffrey Keynes,

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Nonesuch Press. Walton, Izaak; Charles Cotton. The Compleat Angler, edited by Geoffrey Keynes, illustrated by Thomas Poulton and Charles Sigrist, ...

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Riccardi Press. Chaucer, Geoffrey. The Canterbury Tales, illustrated by William Russell Flint,

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Riccardi Press. Chaucer, Geoffrey. The Canterbury Tales, illustrated by William Russell Flint, edited by W. W. Skeet, limited edition numbered 111...

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Shakespeare Head Press. Farleigh, John (Illus.). Pindar's Odes to Victory: The Nemean and Isthmian

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Shakespeare Head Press. Farleigh, John (Illus.). Pindar's Odes to Victory: The Nemean and Isthmian Odes, introduction and translation into English...

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Shakespeare Head Press. Keats, John. Ode to Psyche, unique "single copy" (presumably printed as a

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Shakespeare Head Press. Keats, John. Ode to Psyche, unique "single copy" (presumably printed as a private commission), Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakes...

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Shakespeare Head Press. The Venerable Bede. The History of the Church of Englande, translated by

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Shakespeare Head Press. The Venerable Bede. The History of the Church of Englande, translated by Thomas Stapleton and edited by Philip Hereford, l...

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Shakespeare Head Press. Froissart, Sir John. Chronycles, translated out of the French by Sir John

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Shakespeare Head Press. Froissart, Sir John. Chronycles, translated out of the French by Sir John Bourchier, Lord Berners, limited edition numbere...

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Skelton's Press. The Engravings of Eric Gill, limited edition of 1350, Wellingborough: Christopher

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Skelton's Press. The Engravings of Eric Gill, limited edition of 1350, Wellingborough: Christopher Skelton, 1983. Folio, spine bound in cream clot...

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Browning, Elizabeth Barrett. Sonnets from the Portuguese, Illuminated by Nestore Leoni, limited

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Browning, Elizabeth Barrett. Sonnets from the Portuguese, Illuminated by Nestore Leoni, limited edition numbered 69 of 500, London: T. Fisher Unwi...

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Hughes-Stanton, Penelope. The Wood-Engravings of Blair Hughes-Stanton, limited edition numbered 40

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Hughes-Stanton, Penelope. The Wood-Engravings of Blair Hughes-Stanton, limited edition numbered 40 of 112 (featuring eight engravings printed from...

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The Book of Kells: Reproductions from the Manuscript in Trinity College Dublin, study by Francoise

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The Book of Kells: Reproductions from the Manuscript in Trinity College Dublin, study by Francoise Henry, London: Thames & Hudson, 1974. Folio, ha...

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Arcadia Press. The Rohan Book of Hours, limited edition facsimile numbered 6 of 55, London: The

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Arcadia Press. The Rohan Book of Hours, limited edition facsimile numbered 6 of 55, London: The Arcadia Press, 1974. Folio, hand-bound by Zaehnsdo...

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Gregynog Press. Giraldus Cambrensis, edited by Brynley F. Roberts, illustrated with wood-

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Gregynog Press. Giraldus Cambrensis, edited by Brynley F. Roberts, illustrated with wood-engravings by Colin Paynton, limited edition numbered 63 ...

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Nonesuch Press. Dante Alighieri. La Divina Commedia [Divine Comedy], Italian & English text, the

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Nonesuch Press. Dante Alighieri. La Divina Commedia [Divine Comedy], Italian & English text, the English translation by H. F. Cary, limited editio...

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Golden Cockerel Press. Acton, Harold and Lee Yi-Hsieh (translators). Glue and Lacquer: Four

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Golden Cockerel Press. Acton, Harold and Lee Yi-Hsieh (translators). Glue and Lacquer: Four Cautionary Tales, illustrated with five full-page copp...

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Golden Cockerel Press. De Heriz, Patrick. La Belle O'Morphi: A Brief Biography, illustrations by

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Golden Cockerel Press. De Heriz, Patrick. La Belle O'Morphi: A Brief Biography, illustrations by Francois Boucher, limited edition numbered 331 of...

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****PAY COLLECT AND POST ETWALL***LW***Bible. Biblia Sacra: Facsimile Edition of the Gutenberg

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****PAY COLLECT AND POST ETWALL***LW***Bible. Biblia Sacra: Facsimile Edition of the Gutenberg Bible, limited edition of 1000 (996 for sale), 'Thi...

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The Domestic Architecture of England During the Tudor Period, by Thomas Garner and Arthur

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The Domestic Architecture of England During the Tudor Period, by Thomas Garner and Arthur Stratton, in two volumes, London: B. T. Batsford, 1911. ...

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Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, first edition, first issue [one of only

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Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, first edition, first issue [one of only 500], London: Bloomsbury, 1997, hardback, publishe...

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Waugh, Evelyn. Brideshead Revisited, presentation copy signed by the author in black ink to front

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Waugh, Evelyn. Brideshead Revisited, presentation copy signed by the author in black ink to front free endpaper, 'For Ignatius Magee with kindest ...

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Thomas William Bowlby (1818-1860), correspondent for The Times, one of the first British foreign

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Thomas William Bowlby (1818-1860), correspondent for The Times, one of the first British foreign correspondents. Original manuscript diary documen...

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Curtis, William. Flora Londinensis: Or Plates and Descriptions of such Plants as Grow Wild in the

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Curtis, William. Flora Londinensis: Or Plates and Descriptions of such Plants as Grow Wild in the Environs of London, London: Printed for and sold...

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Arthur Rackham (1867-1939), scarce colour print signed by the artist in bold black ink to lower

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Arthur Rackham (1867-1939), scarce colour print signed by the artist in bold black ink to lower margin, together with an autograph letter describi...

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Retrofuturism / Science Fiction Interest. 'En L'An 2000' [In the Year 2000, or France in the 21st

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Retrofuturism / Science Fiction Interest. 'En L'An 2000' [In the Year 2000, or France in the 21st Century], series of 78 chromolithographic illust...

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Mary of Teck (1867-1953), Queen Consort and wife of King George V, signed National Registration

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Mary of Teck (1867-1953), Queen Consort and wife of King George V, signed National Registration card, dated 22 May 1940, bearing signature/autogra...

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Thomas Edward Lawrence, "Lawrence of Arabia" or T. E. Shaw (1888-1935). Two autograph letters

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Thomas Edward Lawrence, "Lawrence of Arabia" or T. E. Shaw (1888-1935). Two autograph letters addressed to Albert Yarwood at his shipbuilding com...

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