10th Apr, 2024 10:30 GMT/BST

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

  Lot 19


Williamson (Dr. George C.).
Lady Anne Clifford, Countess of Dorset, Pembroke & Montgomery, 1590-1676. Her Life, Letters
and Work …
Kendal: Titus Wilson, 1922, numbered limited edition of 250, with author’s signature to limitation
label, frontis, fifty-three plates (some printed recto and verso), two folding pedigrees, uncut edges,
armorial bookplate, original quarter vellum binding. Front hinge a little weak, otherwise a VG copy.
Ffinch (Michael), Westmorland Poems.
Kendal: Titus Wilson, 1980, signed by the illustrator Caroline Metcalfe-Gibson, half morocco
binding [with]
idem, The Dame School at Raisbeck.
Kendal: Titus Wilson, 1984, half morocco binding (spine faded), both volumes housed in double
Thompson (Ralph), An Artist’s Safari.
Collins, 1979, one of twenty numbered copies reserved for fine binding by Zaehnsdorf, this copy
for Hugh Fattorini, top edge gilt, quarter morocco with vellum corners, slipcase;
Lancaster (Osbert) & Scott-James (Anne), The Pleasure Garden.
John Murray, 1977, first edition, one of ten numbered copies reserved for fine binding by
Zaehnsdorf, this copy for Hugh Fattorini, top edge gilt, quarter morocco with vellum corners,
Hartley (Marie), The Yorkshire Dales, Wood Engravings by Marie Hartley.
Smith Settle, 1989, quarter cloth, slipcase;
idem, The Yorkshire Dales, A Further Selection, Wood Engravings by Marie Hartley.
Smith Settle, 1991, prospectus loosely inserted, quarter cloth, slipcase. (7)

Sold for £500
Estimated at £150 - £250


Auction: Books, Maps & Manuscripts, 10th Apr, 2024

The sale includes a sketchbook of drawings of Southern China attributed to George Chinnery. English artist George Chinnery (1774-1852) left an extraordinary record of everyday life in Southern China in the early to mid-19th century, which has become an important source of historical information on the region.

Further highlights include an interesting archive of letters and ephemera relating to the composer and bandmaster Charles Coote (1809-1880), personal pianist to William Cavendish, the 6th Duke of Devonshire, and bandmaster and composer for stage productions put on by Charles Dickens. There is also several collections of 19th century photographs including an outstanding album with many views of Eton College and the River Thames at Windsor, Trinity College Cambridge, Switzerland, Gibraltar and Malta as well as an important photographic record of the Challenger Expedition, generally considered to be the foundation of oceanography. 

Single owner collections include a large quantity of books on Polar Exploration and early Whaling. We are also pleased to offer a selection of books from the library of Fred Gettings, prolific author and expert on astrology, symbolism and arcane lore. The library includes many early editions of Nostradamus with several manuscript works on the famous French astrologer.


Tuesday 9th April 10am-5pm and morning of sale from 8am

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