Friday 01 January 2021
Commencing at 12:00pmBedford Auction Centre
Due to the exceptional circumstances
there will be no public viewing for this
sale and all lots have been photographed.
Please note this sale will be held live on the internet. Whilst you can view as detailed above, we cannot allow bidding in person on the day*.
*These conditions are subject to change and dependent upon Government guidance.
In addition to our monthly auctions of Antiques & Collectors’ Items, we have developed a calendar of specialist Book auctions providing a more specific marketplace for vendors and buyers
To Include: Sports books, travel & topography, aviation & military, maps & prints, childrens books, modern first editions, historical documents etc.
Featured Lots include:
Burslem : A Peep Into Toorkistan, 1846.
Bible, Large folio, 1703.
Appletons’ Illustrated Hand-Book of American Travel, 1860
Roepstorff : Dictionary of the Nancowry Dialect and the Nicobarese
Diary of H.M. The Shah of Persia, 1874.
Ram Raz : Architecture of the Hindus, 1834.
Maclean : A Historical Account of Iona, 1833.
Canaway : A Snowden Stream, 1958 ( Pitchford Illus. )
A Manual on the Turanians & Post – Turanianism, 1928
Rowlandson/Roberts : The Military Adventures of Johnny Newcome, 1815.
WWII : Larger Format Press Photographs. Collection of 72
monochrome photos covering a range of arenas with detailed
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Books, Maps & Ephemera
Count Lyof Tolstoi : War and Peace, Vols I,II & III. I 'Before Tilsit, II The Invasion, & III French at Moscow. 8vo. Published by Vizetelly & Co., Covent Garden. Hb. Russet coloured, foliate decorated paper covered boards.Vols. I & 3 - Third Edition but with no printed date, although ownership inscription on the fep reads 'May 1898', Vol. II printed 'Fourth Edition' with the date 1888, Ownership inscrip. is May 1898.
Sold for £850
Arthur Rackham.- Hawthorne (Nathaniel) : A Wonder Book, 1922. 1st.and limited edition, number 537 of 600 signed by Rackham. Qto. Cream cloth with gilt titling and illustration, teg, others uncut. Illustrated endpapers. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 23 plates together with other illustrations. Housed in a qtr. green leather solander box, gilt
Sold for £550
Conan Doyle : A Study in Scarlet, 1891. Third edition, illustrated. Crown 8vo. Hb. Maroon cloth spine, gilt. Tan boards, red lettering, teg. Frontis and succeeding plates & vignettes by Hutchinson.
Sold for £200
The New Adventures of Rupert, 1936. 1st. Edition of the first Rupert Annual. Qto. Red cloth with black titling and illustration of Rupert reading. Dustwrapper. Contents : This Book belongs to; Rupert and the Wonderful Kite; Pictures for your Paint box; Rupert, Algy and the Cannibals; Pictures for your Paint box; Rupert's Autumn Adventure; Rupert, Bill and the Pearls; Rupert's Christmas Adventure; Picture for your Paint box. CONDITION REPORT: Dustwrapper with some small marginal closed tears, little if any loss. Bright, clean and colourful. ''This Book belongs to' not completed & left blank. Remaining printed text and accomp -anying illustrated pages clean and bright, virtually as freshly printed. 'Pictures for your Paintbox' all very carefully and mainly completed in watercolour.It is quite likely that this box is the original used in posting the annual although there is no postage label. The staples holding the box together are quite rusty.
Sold for £1,000
Captain Rollo Burslem : A Peep Into Toorkisthan, 1846. 1st. Ed. 8vo. Hb. Original green cloth with blind-stamped decoration & gilt titling on spine. Text with large folding map & lithograph plates, some folding. Very scarce.
Sold for £900
Medieval Manorial Compoti, C.1450. A collection of six compoti vellum rolls, manuscript in black ink (some entries with decorative initial letters), which include references to the Manor Of Poynings, Sussex with the demesne land Perching (now represented by Perching Hill in the Parish of Edburton) nearby. The Farmer of the Manor was John Yong and the dates of Michaelmas 1456 and 1457 are recorded. Crofts or enclosed fields are referred to and there is also reference to landholders from London including the Warden of the Hospital of the Lord near Aldersgate in the City of London and the Prior of Lewes. Please be aware that It has been noted that the above items may contain manorial documents which are subject to the Manorial Documents Rules 1959, 1963 and 1967, administered by The Historical Manuscripts Commission at The National Archives on behalf of the Master of the Rolls. Accordingly the purchasers of the documents lie under an obligation to notify the Secretary of the Commission of their acquisition and to provide details of where they will be kept. They may in no circumstances be removed from England and Wales without the prior consent of the Master of the Rolls.
Sold for £1,000
Walt Disney: Large format monochrome studio photograph bearing signature at the lower margin. Features of the photo, autograph and its provenance (see Lot 353) indicate the probability of the signature's authenticity
Sold for £1,700
A large portfolio containing the original plans, improvements and drawings for the construction and design of the House and Gardens of Latimer house situated in Latimer, Buckinghamshire designed by Edward Blore , Samuel Ware and the brothers Jearrad , dating from the 1820s. The portfolio contains detailed plans of various floors including references to: The Servants Rooms and hall, Cook's room, Larder, Scullery, Butler's Room and Pantry etc. also included in this lot are two later period coloured plans/maps of the Latimer estate, likely from the early 20th century providing an insight into the architectural ideas and practice of the Regency period and the social structure of this era.
Sold for £3,100
Noel Humphreys: The Genera of British Moths, C. 1860. Vols. I & II bound as one. (Jerrard). Small folio in a mauve cloth binding with gilt illustrations, bevelled edges, aeg. 62 hand coloured plates heightened with gum arabic.
Sold for £600
BBC 'Radio Times' Archive. A collection of 180+ copies of the Radio Times featuring editions from the 1920s, 30s (including Sept. 4th. 1939 & other special Editions),40s, 50s & 60s, together with 8 editions of 'Ariel the B.B.C. Staff Magazine' from 1937,38 & 39; Two mounted,framed & glazed colour reproductions of significant Radio Times covers featuring designs by Fraser, Kauffer & Gilroy and others); a boxed set of postcard reproductions of classic RT covers and the volume 'Cover Story' - 9-0 Years of Classic Covers. Also included with this archive are 40+ copies of 'TV Times' from the 1950s.
Sold for £550
Jane Austen : Pride and Prejudice, 1894. 1st. Edition thus of the 'Peacock' edition published by George Allen. 8vo. Original pictorial dark green cloth, gilt, with magnificent peacock design on upper cover, spine gilt with peacock feathers, aeg.Frontispiece, title, illustrations, head- & tail-pieces, historiated initials and decorations all by Hugh Thomson. The first extensively illustrated edition of Pride and Prejudice including a total of 160 line drawings by Hugh Thomson, the only work by him to feature head & tail-pieces and decorations.
Sold for £600
( Taplin W. ) : The Sportman's Cabinet, or, A correct delineation of the various Dogs used in the Sports of the Field, 1803/1804. Vols. I & II. Folio, full calf, gilt, aeg. Engraved half title, title page & frontis. Text with engraved plates.
Sold for £300
John Morton : The Natural History of Northampton-shire; with an Account of the Antiquities. To which is added a Transcript of Dooms-Day Book so far as it relates to That County, 1712. 1st. Ed. Folio, contemporary panelled calf. Engraved book plate of Thomas Vyner on pastedown. Engraved folding county map with foliate cartouche, herldic dedicatory cartouche and margins ( John Harris
Sold for £200
Ram Raz : Essay on the Architecture of the Hindus, 1834. 1st. Ed. ( Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain ). Folio, Qtr. Binding, gilt, marbled edges & eps.
Sold for £500
Ian Fleming: The Spy Who Loved Me, 1962; Octopussy and the Living Daylights, 1966; One Her Majesty's Secret Service, 1963; From Russia,With Love, 1957. All 1st. Editions, 8vo Hb + Dj (in protective cover). You Only Live Twice, 1964. 1st. Ed. 2nd. Imp. April 64; Goldfinger, 1959. 1st. Ed. 8vo Hb.
Sold for £1,100
Edward Stanford's Library Map of London and its Suburbs, C.1870. This large, complete edition of the folding map, housed between two boards, is linen backed and measures 166 x 190cm and is comprised of 49 separate panels. Significant features are colour highlighted and street names are identified. Consult condition report.
Sold for £1250
"Survey and Valuation of the Estate of the Earl of Essex in the Parishes of Stebbing, Saling, Raine & Bocking in the County of Essex." C.1795. Qto. reversed calf binding, gilt maroon title label, aeg, marbled eps. Manuscript valuation presented in accomplished calligraphy featuring very detailed measurement in columns of the land (Acres, Roods and Perches) and its use together with buildings and total rental value , (particularly relating to farms in parishes together with hand coloured plans, summaries, 'remarks' and recommendations
Sold for £1,400
North T.: The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romains, 1631. First English translation of Plutarch's work. Bound together with: The Lives of Epaminondas, of Philip of Macedon, of Dionysius and Caesar Augustus, 1631. Large folio. Later qtr. binding, marbled boards. Elaborate engraved headpieces framing portraits, endpieces and historiated initial letters
Sold for £750
Gardner J.: A Map Shewing the Parliamentary Representation of England & Wales Containing Division of Counties, Principal Places of County Election, County Polling Places according as the same are settled by the Reform Act passed June 7th. 1832 Published July 30th. 1832 by J. Gardner. Engraved title, 2 inset panels comparing old and new representation and one panel shewing Metropolitan Boroughs.75x52cm
Sold for £220
W.E. Johns: Biggles. A collection of 15 Hodder & Stoughton 1st. Edition titles from the 1953 to 1965. Biggles in the Gobi & Biggles and the Black Raider, 1953; Biggles Cuts It Fine & Biggles Foreign Legionnaire, 1954; Biggles in Australia, 1955; Biggles Makes Ends Meet, 1957; Biggles on Mystery Island, 1958; Biggles' Combined Operation, 1959; Biggles Goes Home, 1960; Biggles Sets a Trap & Biggles Goes Alone,1962; Biggles and the Plane That Disappeared & Biggles Takes a Hand, 1963; Biggles and the Black Mask, 1964; Biggles Looks Back, 1965. All with dust - wrappers.
Sold for £750