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The Library Auction. Books, Manuscripts, Maps & Prints. BID ONLINE: ABSENTEE: PHONE

Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers To include The Marjorie Dawson RVM Collection of Royal Family Memorabilia Live Webcast Auction 13 Oct 2020 10:30 BST
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Staffordshire

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

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James Bond. Deaver, Jeffery. Carte Blanche, Bentley Special Edition, limited edition with "bullet" numbered 158 [of 500], London: Hodder & Stought...

Collection of approximately 250 autographs, including stars of stage and screen, sports personalities, authors, musicians. Some signed on press ca...

Collection of approximately 500 autographs, including stars of stage and screen, broadcasters, authors, comedians, musicians, explorers, scientist...

Modern Political History Interest. Collection of approximately 100 autographs of politicians and world leaders, 1970s, many signed on photographs,...

Neil Armstrong (1930-2012), American astronaut, the first person to walk on the moon. Autograph in blue ink on NASA colour printed portrait, signe...

Alexander Lamont Henderson (British, 1838-1907), experimental photographer and member of the Royal Photographic Society. In 1884, Queen Victoria a...

Harrods for Everything, Edwardian catalogue and price list for the famous London department store, extensively illustrated throughout, with loosel...

An Edwardian sample catalogue for Birn Bros, London, featuring numerous mounted cards and printed advertisements. Oblong folio, faux crocodile let...

Postcards. Collection of approx. 400 Edwardian & early-20th century postcards, to include four kaleidoscopic/mechanical cards by Alfred Stiebel (A...

Collection of Victorian greetings cards, including birthday, Christmas, New Year, mostly chromolithographic designs depicting botanical scenes/flo...

Presentation copy for Sir Edmund Gosse. Drinkwater, John. Tides: A Book of Poems, the first book issued by The Beaumont Press, London: Cyril Willi...

Fleming, Ian. For Your Eyes Only, first edition, London: Jonathan Cape, 1960. Publisher's black cloth lettered in gilt, complete with dust-jacket ...

Fleming, Ian. Thunderball, first edition, London: Jonathan Cape, 1961. Publisher's cloth lettered in gilt, complete with dust-jacket (priced 15s.)...

Fleming, Ian. The Spy Who Loved Me, first edition, London: Jonathan Cape, 1962. Publisher's cloth lettered in silver with vibrant red endpapers, c...

Fleming, Ian. You Only Live Twice, first edition, second state, London: Jonathan Cape, March 1964. Publisher's black cloth lettered in silver, com...

Fleming, Ian. The Man With The Golden Gun, first edition, London: Jonathan Cape, 1965. Publisher's black cloth lettered in gilt, complete with dus...

Potter, T. R. The History and Antiquities of Charnwood Forest, London: Hamilton, Adams, and Co., 1842, complete with 20 engraved and lithographic ...

Briggs, Raymond. The Snowman, first edition, London: Hamish Hamilton, 1978. Hardback, no dust jacket, some pale spotting and faint creasing in pla...

Wain, Louis (Illus.). Rutley, Cecily M. The Tale of Naughty Kitty Cat; The Tale of Peter Pusskin; The Tale of the Tabby Twins; The Tale of Little ...

Chamberlain, B. H. (Translator). Bag o' Rice, from the Japanese Fairy Tale Series, London: Farran & Co., printed by the Kobunsha, Tokyo, 1888. Col...

Birmingham History Interest. Edwardian scrapbook of newspaper clippings relating to Birmingham, compiled by William H. Fox, 1906, 'Collected from ...

Mammatt, Edward. A Collection of Geological Facts...of the Ashby Coal-Field, Ashby-de-la-Zouch: Edward Lumley, printed by W. Hextall, 1836. Quarto...

Dickens, Charles. Works. Bindings. First Library Edition, 21 volumes [of 22], London: Chapman and Hall, 1858-59. Uniformly bound in half-calf wit...

Frohawk, F. W. (Illus.). Butler, Arthur G. British Birds with their Nests and Eggs, in six volumes, London: Brumby & Clarke. Quarto, half crushed ...

Association Copies. 11 assorted bound volumes of The History and Proceedings of the House of Lords, London: Ebenezer Timberland, 1742, bearing ste...

An Edwardian set of library steps, circa 1908, raised on hand support and makers label includes hand grip 'Cayless, Tower Works, Battersea, SW8', ...

Edgeworth, Maria. Tales and Novels, in nine volumes plus Helen, London: Whittaker et al., 1848 (Helen published as a tenth volume, by Richard Bent...

Irish Interest. Some Notices of The Castle of Trim, second edition, Trim: H. Griffith, 1840. Featuring an engraved plan of the town of Trim, and a...

Album of Edwardian and early-20th century photographs, to include several images of passengers and crew on board RMS Empress of Ireland (which tra...

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

Delittle. Printers' type. Full tray of hardwood blocks (complete set of 60 pieces), bold, upper case, the letter 'A' stamped 'Delittle York'. Comp...

Printers' type. Ten hardwood type blocks, full set of numbers (0 to 9), skinny, block height 19cm. Typography / Font / Graphic Design Interest

Share certificate for The Regent's Canal & Dock Company, No. 954, Transfer No. 830, £36, for Florence Mildred, 5 December 1916, framed & glazed

Archaeologia: Miscellaneous Papers, Society of Antiquaries of London, in two bound volumes (1735-1837; 1832-1858), a total of 49 pamphlets/tracts ...

Winston Churchill (1874-1965), manuscript notes for a speech given at the Connaught Rooms, 16 March 1949, in bold pencil on both sides of a menu c...

A mid-Victorian scrapbook, half-filled (34 pages of material) with watercolour illustrations, mounted prints (chromolithographs, steel engravings)...

Tonsberg, Nils Christian. Norge [Norway], c.1840-50, featuring 76 lithographic plates by Baerentzen & Co., upper board detached, lacking title, so...

Catalogue of Specimens of Japanese Lacquer and Metal Work, Exhibited in 1894, London: Printed for the Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1894. Small quart...

Lewis, William. An Experimental History of the Materia Medica, or of the Natural and Artificial Substances Made Use of in Medicine, second edition...

Rowling, J. K. Autograph note in bold blue ink on plain A4 sheet, 'To Alastair - I remember the office too! best wishes, J K Rowling' Provenanc...

Johnson, Samuel. Johnson's Pocket Dictionary of the English Language, London: H. Washbourne, 1838, with a second title page stating publisher as A...

Catherine Gladstone (1812-1900), wife of Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone. Autograph letter on headed paper (11 Carlton House Terrace), head...

Konon Molody, aka "Gordon Arnold Lonsdale" (1922-1970), Soviet intelligence officer during the Cold War and mastermind of the Portland Spy Ring. A...

Poley, Arthur F. E. St. Paul's Cathedral, London: Measured, Drawn & Described, first edition, London: Printed for the Author, 1927, at the Chiswic...

Newton, Isaac. [Principia]. The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, first edition in English, translated by Andrew Motte, with The Laws...

Wright, Thomas. The Use of the Globes: Or, The General Doctrine of the Sphere...A Synopsis of the Doctrine of Eclipses, first edition, London: Joh...

Rutherforth, Thomas. A System of Natural Philosophy, first edition, Vol.II only, Cambridge: J. Bentham, 1748, illustrated with engraved scientific...

Dickens, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, first edition, London: Chapman and Hall, 1839, half-calf with morocco title label ...

Manuscript. Education. Specimens of Penmanship, by John Farrer, copied from Mr Richard Kemplay's select and original pieces at his Academy, Leeds,...

Rowling, J. K. The Harry Potter Gift Set, deluxe editions of the first four novels in the series, each one signed by the author in bold blue ink o...

Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter deluxe editions: Philosopher's Stone, fourth impression; Chamber of Secrets, sealed/unopened with price sticker (£18);...

Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, first edition, print line on copyright page reads '10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1', second state wi...

Rowling, J. K. The Casual Vacancy, first edition, London: Little, Brown, 2012, hardback, complete with dust-jacket, signed by the author in bold b...

Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, paperback, London: Bloomsbury, 1997, 23rd issue, signed by the author in bold black ink o...

Davidson, John. Notes Taken During Travels in Africa, printed for private circulation only, London: J. L. Cox, 1839, association copy with loosely...

Heron-Allen, Edward. The Great War: Journal of a Visit to the Front, October 1918. Typewritten draft bearing presentation inscription from the aut...

Taylor, Agnes. Shakespeare's Plays, 1868, manuscript book of illustrations depicting characters/scenes from the plays with relevant quotations. Pi...

A mid-nineteenth century Native American beadwork purse or pouch, c.1850-75. It is expertly-made on a white ground, possibly by Northeastern Woodl...

Shropshire. Two vellum documents (deed of purchase, counterpart lease), Chares II period, relating to William Scott the Elder of Gifford Grange, C...

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