13th Dec, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

  Lot 44


Royal Navy
Signal-Book for the Ship of War. Day and Fog.
No imprint or date [c.1796], small quarto, [4], 14, [2], 40, [2], 47-50, [2], 55-67, [1], iv pages, eight plates (three folding), manuscript entries and hand-coloured flags and pendants, lacking F2-3 and G3 (blank leaves according to Jisc), fore-edge cut to index tabs, original ownership inscription to front free endpaper (Rich’d Brinsley Tickell, October 7th 1796), bookplate of George Butler, worn half calf binding, upper board detached;
[Richard Brinsley Tickell (1782-1805), son of Richard Tickell the playwright and satirist. After his father’s suicide in 1793, he was cared for by his mother’s brother-in-law, the Irish playwright and politician Richard Brinsley Sheridan who arranged his entry to the Navy].
Haselden (Thomas).
The Seaman’s Daily Assistant, Being A Short, Easy, and Plain Method of Keeping A Journal at Sea; In which are contained Rules Shewing How the Allowances for Leeway, Variation, Heave of the Sea, Set of Currents, &c. are to be made, and to ……
Mount and Page, 1784, small quarto, vi, [2], 160 pages, binding weak and partially broken, tape to several gutter margins including title, original owner’s inscription to front endpapers (Robert Helme his book Pilling Oct’r 1st 1787), later inscription to title (James Lawrenson. Gt Eccleston Mar 29th 1825), worn leather binding, boards partially detached, strings giving way.

Sold for £1,300
Estimated at £300 - £500


Auction: Books, Maps & Manuscripts, 13th Dec, 2023

The Books, Maps and Manuscripts sales encompass a broad range of collecting areas from early antiquarian books to modern first editions, which are sold alongside illustrations, private press, manuscripts, maps and atlases, early photographs, autographed letters and historic documents. Held four times a year, the specialist Book sales incorporate both private collections and libraries, and single lots from vendors across the United Kingdom.


Tuesday 12 December 10am-5pm and morning of sale from 8am

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