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RE-SCHEDULED & ONLINE ONLY: Country House Fine Art & Library Auction, inc Decorative Arts & Design at Bishton Hall. Please see important info.

Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers Note: Condition report and image request services close at 9.30am on each sale day Live Webcast Auction 21 May 2020 10:30 BST (4 day sale)

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Staffordshire

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  • Bishton Hall
  • Bellamour Lane
  • Wolseley Bridge
  • Staffordshire
  • ST17 OXN
  • United Kingdom

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Winston Churchill Interest. Visitors book for Ye Olde King's Head pub in Chigwell, Essex (immortalised in Charles Dickens's Barnaby Rudge as the M...

Cyril Ornadel (1924-2011), British conductor, songwriter and composer. Archive of sheet music comprising approximately 100 original manuscript sco...

Rowling, J. K. Set of seven Harry Potter deluxe editions: Philosopher's Stone (10th impression); Chamber of Secrets (4th impression); Prisoner of ...

Bugler, Arthur. HMS Victory: Building, Restoration and Repair, London: HMSO, 1966, in two parts (the text in publisher's blue cloth lettered in gi...

Two albums of mounted photographs of Italy (Rome and Sicily), 61 images in total, architectural and topographical views as well as images of art/s...

Christie, Agatha. Evil Under the Sun, first edition, London: The Crime Club, 1941, publisher's orange/red cloth with unclipped dust-jacket (priced...

Dickens, Charles. Sketches by Boz, New Edition, Complete, illustrated by George Cruikshank, London: Chapman and Hall, 1839, first issue with no co...

Equestrian / Farriery Interest. Markham, Gervase. Markham's Maister-Peece (Masterpiece), two parts bound as one, London: William Wilson, 1656, eng...

Holy Bible. 'Breeches Bible'. Old and New Testament with psalms, incomplete, only two title pages present in volume: Concordances, London: Christo...

D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930), English author. Autograph postcard, in pencil, addressed to Miss Louie Burrows, 72 Moorlands Rd, North Bay, Scarboroug...

Victorian carte-de-visite/cabinet card album featuring numerous photographic portraits - 62 photographs in total, 21 of which are military - the a...

Collection of books bearing armorial bookplates for Rev. Thomas Levett of Staffordshire: The Complaint: Or, Night-Thoughts on Life, Death, & Immor...

Collection of six miniature books (9cm height), uniformly bound in publisher's cloth, varying colours with gilt pictorial designs, London & Newcas...

Dickens, Charles. Little Dorrit, first edition, London: Bradbury & Evans, 1857, contemporary half crushed morocco with marbled boards lettered in ...

Collection of 20th-century novels, including crime & detective fiction, many with dust-jackets in varying states, comprising: Morgyn the Mighty, T...

Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, first edition, first issue, London: Bloomsbury, 1997, paperback, print line on copyright ...

Rowling, J. K. The Harry Potter Gift Set: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, first edition, fourth impression ("10 9 8 7 6 5 4"), signed by...

Benson, A. C.; Sir Lawrence Weaver and E. V. Lucas (editors). The Book of the Queen's Dolls' House, in two volumes, London: Methuen, 1924, limited...

Fleming, Ian. You Only Live Twice, first edition, London: Jonathan Cape, 1966, unclipped dust jacket (priced 16s); very good, clean, bright; shelf...

Smith, Luke. A Preservative Against Separation from the Established Church of England, two parts bound as one, London: Printed for the Author, 174...

Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, signed first edition, first issue, London: Bloomsbury, 1998, paperback, print line reads '...

Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, eighth impression, signed by the author in black ink with an apology, 'Sorry!', where the...

Collection of 20th-century novels, some first editions, to include: The Manchurian Candidate, Richard Condon, uncorrected proof copy in brown pape...

19th-century Qur'an, c.1878, printed in black ink, full contemporary leather wallet binding bearing pasted manuscript note to rear (referring to M...

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

Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), founder of modern nursing, known as "The Lady with the Lamp". Original autograph letter in pencil, signed and da...

Dahl, Roald. The Gremlins, New York: Random House, 1943. Dahl's scarce first book. Presentation copy to W.C. John Alexander, D.F.C. (who formed a ...

Victorian scrapbook featuring numerous mounted greetings cards (including Christmas and New Year), die-cut and mounted chromolithographic illustra...

Prince George, Duke of Kent (1902-1942), fourth son of King George V and Queen Mary, killed in a military air-crash on 25 August 1942. Two autogra...

Chaucer, Geoffrey. The Works of our Ancient, Learned, & Excellent English Poet, Jeffrey Chaucer, London: 1687. Folio, full calf, sympathetically r...

Hutchins, John. The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset, Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1861-1872, in 15 parts, illustrate...

The Goon Show, two working scripts, one with title page: No.26 (7th Series), 'The Histories of Pliny the Elder'. Together with two scrapbooks cont...

Piper, John. Brighton Aquatints, first edition, London: Duckworth, 1939, printed at the Curwen Press. Complete with all 12 aquatint etchings, the ...

Pienkowski, Jan. Three signed works: 1) Robot, first edition, London: Heinemann, 1981, signed by the author in bold black ink on front pastedown/o...

Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, first edition, first issue, London: Bloomsbury, 1997, paperback, print line on copyright ...

Grosz, George. Ecce Homo, [Berlin: Der Malik-verlag, c.1923], ten colour prints [of 16], offset lithographs on wove paper, unpaginated, in publish...

Typography / Font / Graphic Design Interest. Early 20th-century printers' type. Full tray/set, mahogany printing blocks, 190 pieces, letter size: ...

Collection of British pulp fiction magazines, including The Strand (Grand Christmas Double Number, 1910, featuring The Adventure of the Devil's Fo...

Picasso, Pablo. Picasso 347, first edition, New York: Random House, 1970. Oblong folio, publisher's quarter-cloth lettered in gilt, purple endpape...

Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, first edition, first issue, London: Bloomsbury, 1997, paperback, print line on copyright ...

Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, first edition, first issue, London: Bloomsbury, 1997, paperback, print line on copyright ...

Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, first edition, second issue ('10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2'), London: Bloomsbury, 1997, paperback, ...

HRH Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997). Autograph Christmas card, inscribed and signed in bold black ink, 'To you both, with our love from, Dian...

Lane, Edward William. The Thousand and One Nights, The Arabian Nights' Entertainments, in three volumes, London: Charles Knight, 1839. Full contem...

Marbeck, John. A Booke of Notes and Common Places, London: Thomas East [1581]. Woodcut pictorial border to title page; occasional woodcut capitals...

Winston Churchill (1874-1965), photographic war-time portrait by Walter Stoneman, bearing signature/autograph in black ink to margin, in period fr...

Boudriot, Jean. Le Vaisseau de 74 Canons, in four volumes, 1973, publisher's blue fabric covers with embossed lettering in white, complete with du...

Hemingway, Ernest. A Moveable Feast, first edition, London: Jonathan Cape, 1964, publisher's maroon cloth lettered in gilt with well-preserved pri...

Robin Hood: A Collection of All the Ancient Poems, Songs, and Ballads, London: Longman, 1820, publisher's paper covers, untrimmed page edges, armo...

Collection of autographs - actors, comedians, politicians, sports personalities - mostly on clippings from correspondence, a few on headed paper o...

Collection of three books, comprising: 1) Orczy, Baroness and Montagu Barstow. Old Hungarian Fairy Tales, first edition, publisher's pictorial clo...

Fleming, Ian. James Bond collection, comprising: Octopussy and The Living Daylights, first edition, Jonathan Cape, 1966, with dust-jacket (10s 6d ...

Travel / Topography. Collection of three books: Paris in Pen and Picture, by John N. Raphael, Paris: Brentano's, no date, oblong folio, publisher'...

Collection of books, comprising: The History of the County of Derby, Stephen Glover, in two volumes, Derby: Henry Mozley and Son, 1829, gilt cloth...

Lewis, James. Original Designs in Architecture, Book I, first edition, London: Printed for the Author, 1780, text in English and Italian, complete...

Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, first edition, first issue, London: Bloomsbury, 1997, paperback, print line on copyright ...

Collection of children's and illustrated books, to include The Golliwogg at the Sea-Side, Florence K. Upton, 1898; Lear's Book of Nonsense, Edward...

Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921), L'Ancetre, presentation copy signed by the composer, uncut pages, Paris: Durand, 1906. Publisher's pictorial pape...

Beerbohm, Max. A Christmas Garland, third impression, London: Heinemann, 1912, bearing mounted autograph letter to front free endpaper, typed, on ...

Briggs, Raymond. When the Wind Blows, first edition, London: Hamish Hamilton, 1982, signed by the author in bold blue ink to verso of front free e...

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