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528

THACKERAY, W.M. The Works, 26 vols., 1901 - 1898. 8vo., cont. half calf gilt, t.e.g. by Spottiswoode & Co. Text illustrations. With The Life by Trollope, 1906 uniformly bound. Bookplates of George Fox-Pitt-Rivers. (27)
Estimate: 200-300

Nil

    

100

529

TRIGGS, HENRY INIGO. Formal Gardens in England and Scotland. 1902. Large folio, cont. half brown morocco gilt (spine faded). Subscriber's copy, with signature A. Pitt-Rivers on title. Numerous plates (some spotting). With 3 other volumes. (4)

Estimate: 80-100

Nil

    

70

530

VOLTAIRE, F.M.A. de.Oeuvres. vols 1 - 24 (ex 30). Geneva 1768 - 74. 4to., cont. calf (worn, 4 vols with upper covers detached, lacks labels). Engraved portraits and plates. Bookplates of Lord Rivers. Sold not subject to return. (24)

Estimate: 100-200

Nil

    

180

531

ALBUM. 8vo., 19th c. red straight grained morocco gilt, with metal clasps. Containing manuscript poetry, mostly by the Rev. J.C. Proby, 19pp., with other poems by the same, but in a later hand, including "Lines on Railway Travelling" and "Introduction to a few lines of various metre written on board the ship Bland from India to England 1838". Approx. 26pp.

The Rev. J.C. Proby was Bengal Chaplain in the East India Company. The later poems were "transcribed from an Album kept by the late Mrs. Proby of the Ryalls, Seaton, Devon..."

Estimate: 80-120

Nil

    

    

532

ALBUM. Edwardian house parties, with signatures, photographs, postcards, dance cards, illustrations etc., including views of Northrepps Hall, Norwich; East Knoyle House (now demolished); Cole Orton Hall, Ashby-de-la-Zouch; Hovingham Hall; Drayton Manor, Tamworth. Also winter sports in Engelberg, Switzerland, with photo. of Rudyard Kipling in the snow. Oblong folio, orig. maroon morocco gilt (worn). c. 1910 - 12. With another volume. (2)

Estimate: 100-200

Nil

    

90

533

ALBUM. Compiled by Mrs. Tuxford, Sibsey, 1853, 4to., cont. blind tooled and gilt blue roan (upper cover detached). Containing a few pencil drawings, natural history watercolours, engravings, ms. verse etc. With a later scrapbook. (2)


Estimate: 40-60

Nil

    

80

534

ALBUM. Folio, cont. half roan, late 19th c., principally containing cartoons cut from Punch, with ms. ridddles, verse, a few sketches etc., compiled by the Hearn family, of Southwell, Notts. including printed programme for a farce in Colombo, Ceylon, 1876.

Estimate: 50-80

Nil

    

50

535

ALBUM. 4to., cont. maroon leather gilt (rubbed), containing 23 mounted photographs, views of Venice, Milan and Aix les Bains, 1879 and 11 views of the Lake District, Salisbury Cathedral etc., (including some Friths series), three of them with attractive Kate Greenaway style pen and ink drawings of children on the mounts. With a further 27 loose photographs, views of Italy (mostly Rome), sculpture etc., many inscribed on versos in pencil "Rome 8/8/57" and some with stamp Studio Story or Santorelli. Various sizes.

Estimate: 60-80

Nil

    

    

536

CANADA. W.M. NOTMAN & SON, MONTREAL. Five photographs in sepia: View from Banff Hotel (1637), Mount Stephen House Field (1657), Bow Valley (2047), Mountain Creek Bridge (2098), Ross Peak and Loop (2119). Three horizontal 187 x 230 mm., and 2 vertical 243 x 193 mm. Dated 1891 in ms. on versos. All views from the Canadian Pacific Railway. With 2 others, inscribed on verso The Danely Mining Camp, Vancouver, 1891, 181 x 238 mm., and Tobogganing, Montreal, 240 x 157 mm. (all with spotted margins), mounted on card. (7)

William Notman (1826 - 91), Scottish born Canadian photographer and businessman, moved to Montreal in 1856.

See illustrations.
Estimate: 150-200

Nil

    

320

537

CHURCHILL, Sir WINSTON SPENCER. A collection of 25 loose press photographs (Central Press Photos Ltd.): 5 of them single portraits, 1941 - 56 & n.d., one with Clement Atlee and King George VI, one with Clement Atlee and Sir Anthony Eden, all 203 x 253 mm.; 5 smaller photos. dated 1963, 150 x 205 mm., and 13 of his lying in state and state funeral, 1965, various sizes. (25)

Estimate: 120-150

Nil

    

110

538

PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS. Six albums compiled by members of the Atkinson family, including the Rev. Francis Home Atkinson, Francis C. Atkinson, and J.A. Atkinson, comprising: (1) mainly carte de visite portraits, many identified beneath, mostly Cambridge students, c. 1860 approx. 150 (some leaves cut) (2) views in Jersey, 1883 - 5, approx. 44 (mounts spotted) (3) Scotland and the Lake District, inc. Friths series, approx. 37, Devon, Jersey, Bournemouth, approx. 60, 1880's & 1890's (4) Jerusalem, Egypt, winter sports in St. Moritz, golf, tennis etc., c. 1896 - 1903, approx 80 (5) Jersey, Staines Workhouse Treat at Stanwell Place, family groups etc., c. 1905 - 06, approx 100 (6) Lake District, Morland Hall etc., some by Col. Monckton, c. 1895, approx 30. Various sizes. (6)

See illustration.
Estimate: 150-250

Nil

    

320

539

VICTORIAN SCRAP BOOK. Large 4to., cont. calf gilt (worn). Numerous scraps mounted on linen, many coloured (some pages affected by white dry mould).
Estimate: 30-50

Nil

    

90

540

BERKSHIRE, South Moreton. A collection of 20 manuscript legal documents on vellum, some multi-sheeted, 1648 - 1753, one with seal in tin box (1753), 2 with engraved portrait (Queen Anne & George II), relating to property in the village: leases, mortgage, assignment, recovery, release, jointure etc., with 5 fragments, also on vellum; 14 legal items on paper, mostly 18th c. relating to the same. With printed Act for Inclosing Lands in the Parish of South Moreton in the County of Berks, 1818. Mainly concerning the Chambers and Simes families. (a quantity)

Estimate: 200-300

Nil

    

280

541

DORSET. Indentures etc., mostly relating to East Chelborough but also Halstock, Chettle and Lucombe and Corscombe: two 17th c. documents on paper relating to Robert Dawe; 17 documents on vellum, folded, one on paper, 18th c., and 15 19th c. items. With other related legal correspondence, 18th and 19th c. Other surnames include Syndercombe, Tanner, Esgar, Row, Williams, Gibbs, Pitcher, Pickford and Mercer. (a lot)

Estimate: 100-200

Nil

    

220

542

FIRST WORLD WAR DIARY, for 1916, written by Pte. Albert Cresswell of 2 platoon A coy 1/5 Gloucesters. Small 8vo., orig. leather, in pencil, with accounts of life and conditions in the trenches: "A rotten week, no money, no fags...wished often I was out of the army..." (June); terrible shelling, poor health, lack of food, "not enough to keep a cat alive" (July) It is understood that Pte. Cresswell survived the war. Sold with an unused Ration Book, 1953 - 54. (2)

Estimate: 60-80

Nil

    

100

543

FLORENTINE CREDIT NOTE, printed document in Italian, folded, on vellum, 12 Sept. 1645, completed in ms., dated 1654, issued by the Monte di Pieta (who were money lenders, providing banking services to Grand Duke Cosimo di Medici amongst others) with Medici arms and those of the Monte di Pieta. 193 x 264 mm. (slight loss at folds).

Estimate: 40-60

Nil

    

100

544

GRANT OF LANDS, probably mid 13th c., c. 1220 - 1280, made by William de Elleleys, son of Peter to Adam de Sandhulle, relating to land in (?) Balricham, with various witnesses including Nicholas le But (Knight). Manuscript in Latin, folded, on vellum, with seal. 100 x 230 mm. With 19th c. part transcription.

Estimate: 80-120

Nil

    

270

545

HAMPSHIRE. Court Roll relating to the Manor of Townhill (South Stoneham), c. 1590 - 1620. Manuscript in Latin on 6 vellum sheets, approx. length 630 mm., bound together with an indenture in English, relating to Henry Wallop of Farleigh, Hants (early 17th c.).

Manorial documents may only be sold with the proviso that they remain in the U.K. Every change of ownership must be reported by the new owner to the Secretary of the Historical Manuscripts Commission (Archives Sector Development, The National Archives). Details displayed with the lot.

Estimate: 300-500

Nil

    

250

546

LEE, LAURIE. A.L.S., one page, 8vo. from Elm Park Gardens, London, 16 Oct. 1987, regretting that he is unable to attend a performance of "Cider With Rosie", "...I'm very flattered you wished to do my book."
Estimate: 40-50

Nil

    

40

547

LEECH, JOHN. Three A.Ls.S. to Mrs. W. Hearn, 1859, 10pp., 8vo., with orig. envelopes. Relating to family news and a sketch he has made of her, "It is very aimiable of you to try and like your portrait..." (3)

Estimate: 50-80

Nil

    

50

548

SOMERSET. Indentures etc., two 18th century and six 19th c. relating to land at Mark, Weare and Wedmore; three 19th c. relating to Lyde, near Yeovil, with hand coloured plans; and another 19th c. relating to shop premises in Yeovil. Mostly on vellum, folded. (12)

Estimate: 80-100

Nil

    

70

549

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. A.L.S. from Joseph Whitehead, Macquarie Place, March 1st, 1838, to his uncle, Samuel Whitehead, in Saddleworth a mill owner. 3pp., 4to., and integral address panel, (a few small tears and loss of a few letters). An interesting letter concerning the purchasing of wool, !...I did not think it would pay on average...the principle thing against wool buying is the merchants here obliged to make remittances home will advance money to the settlers...to its full value so they will not sell except they get a good price..." With further comments on the price of food, fishing, whaling, convicts, building land, etc. "Sydney is without exception one of the most wicked places under the sun, murders, suicides, robberies, innumerable pride, hypocrisy, lying, back biting, drunkenness, and debauchery without end and the streets are full of the cream of the prostitutes from the streets of Dublin..."
Estimate: 100-200

Nil

    

580

550

TESTIMONIAL. An Address to G.H. Bateson Wright from the Chinese Masters and Pupils Past and Present, Queen's College 30.IV. 1900 Hong Kong. 4 leaves ms. on silk, (creased) folio, in orig. velvet binding with metal central boss and cornerpieces, in similar box. With a further testimonial to the same from Victoria College (? Hong Kong also), 1890. Folio, cont, black leather. (2)

Estimate: 100-200

Nil

    

90

551

THORNTON, JOHN. A HIGHLY IMPORTANT MANUSCRIPT MAP OF NORTH AMERICA and CANADA, hand coloured, folded, on vellum, depicting an area south from Hudson's Straights, including James Bay, Greenland, Labrador, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and New England to New York. "Made by John Thornton at the Signe of the Platt in the Minories Anno: 1699. Measures approx. 675 mm. (26 1/2 ins) x 795 mm. (31 1/4 ins).

John Thornton (1641 - 1708), hydrographer, 'plattmaker' (i.e. chart), engraver and publisher, was apprenticed to John Burston in the Drapers' Company from 1656 and made a freeman in 1664/5, The Draper's Company included a number of chartmakers known collectively as the Thames School of Chartmakers. He collaborated with other publishers and mapmakers including William Fisher, John Seller and Richard Mount. Thornton was appointed hydrographer to both the Hudson's Bay and East India companies. Printed maps of North America by Thornton appear in the Atlas Maritimus of c. 1685 and vol 4 of The English Pilot, 1689 and later editions, though none are identical to our map. We have examined British Library Ms. Ad 5414:20, Thornton's rolled map on vellum of Hudson's Bay, 1685 and are satisfied that our map is in the same hand.

It has been suggested that this map may have been a special commission for a patron. Much detail is given to the small settlements on the coast of Newfoundland, and it is possible that this may indicate an interest in the fishing business.

This apparently unrecorded map has lain undisturbed for many years in the attics of The House of Glennie, By Huntly, Aberdeenshire. It is likely to have been inherited by Mrs. Moulton-Barrett from her father, the financier Harold Fortington, who lived in New York before the Second World War, and had business interests in Canada and the U.S.A.

We are grateful to Peter Barber and Tom Harper of the British Library for help in cataloguing this map.

References. Tyacke, S. London mapsellers 1660 - 1720, 1978
Thrower, N. The compleat plattmaker, 1978
Ronciere, Monique de la. Manuscript Charts by John Thornton...,
Imago Mundi,vol 19 1965

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Estimate: 50000-80000

Nil

    

170000

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