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  • 55 Original pen and ink book illustrations / 55 Illustrations originales de livres à la plume et à l'encre by LELOIR, Maurice.
    LELOIR, Maurice.
    55 Original pen and ink book illustrations / 55 Illustrations originales de livres à la plume et à l'encre

    Paris: N/A, 1910. A collection of 55 original pen and ink sketches, drafts or early versions of book illustrations. All are initialled M.L. and have been attributed to Maurice Leloir (1857-1940). He was a prolific book illustrator, and his illustration work is certainly in a similar style. Dating is based on when he was most active. The drawings are numbered 1-37 then 42-59 (so presumably missing four from a run). We have been unable to find which book they were intended for, so I suspect they were designs for an unpublished edition. They look almost as if they are for two different works, as one seems to be set in mid 19th Century France, and the second much earlier.…

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    Paris: N/A, 1910. A collection of 55 original pen and ink sketches, drafts or early versions of book illustrations. All are initialled M.L. and have been attributed to Maurice Leloir (1857-1940). He was a prolific book illustrator, and his illustration work is certainly in a similar style. Dating is based on when he was most active. The drawings are numbered 1-37 then 42-59 (so presumably missing four from a run). We have been unable to find which book they were intended for, so I suspect they were designs for an unpublished edition. They look almost as if they are for two different works, as one seems to be set in mid 19th Century France, and the second much earlier. The first part involves a young man being cast adrift from a boat, who lands in France and travels slowly to Paris, where there is then fighting (seems to be the 1848 barricades). Victor Hugo is written on the back of one, so perhaps some sketches for Les Miserables, but only the barricades seem to fit with the plot. Towards the end of the sketches are a few of a young man climbing a two with sword in his mouth, rescuing children from burning towers etc. These feel as if they are intended to portray an earlier period. All the sketches are accomplished, and in ink, with some white corrections to the pages. They are all on stiff card which is 32cm x 25cm sized (and somewhat browned with age), and have been drawn to be half page etc. Some small marks and edgewear, but nothing to diminish the overall effect. A few small manuscript notes to indicate chapter / placement. A very attractive collection of original pieces. 320 by 250mm (12½ by 9¾ inches).

    . Une collection de 55 croquis originaux à la plume et à l'encre, ébauches ou premières versions d'illustrations de livres. Tous portent les initiales M.L. et ont été attribués à Maurice Leloir (1857-1940). Ce dernier était un illustrateur de livres prolifique, et son travail d'illustration est certainement dans un style similaire. La datation est basée sur la période où il était le plus actif. Les dessins sont numérotés de 1 à 37 puis de 42 à 59 (il manque donc probablement quatre exemplaires d'un tirage). Nous n'avons pas été en mesure de déterminer à quel livre ils étaient destinés, et je soupçonne donc qu'il s'agit de dessins pour une édition non publiée. On a l'impression qu'il s'agit de deux ouvrages différents, car l'un semble se dérouler au milieu du XIXe siècle en France, et l'autre beaucoup plus tôt. La première partie met en scène un jeune homme jeté à la dérive d'un bateau, qui atterrit en France et voyage lentement jusqu'à Paris, où se déroulent des combats (qui semblent être les barricades de 1848). Victor Hugo est écrit au dos de l'une d'entre elles, ce qui laisse supposer qu'il s'agit d'esquisses pour Les Misérables, mais seules les barricades semblent correspondre à l'intrigue. Vers la fin des esquisses, on trouve quelques dessins d'un jeune homme escaladant une tour avec une épée dans la bouche, sauvant des enfants de tours en flammes, etc. On a l'impression qu'elles sont destinées à dépeindre une période antérieure. Toutes les esquisses sont réalisées à l'encre, avec quelques corrections en blanc sur les pages. Ils sont tous sur une carte rigide de 32 cm x 25 cm (quelque peu brunie par l'âge), et ont été dessinés pour être en demi-page, etc. Quelques petites marques et usures sur les bords, mais rien qui ne diminue l'effet d'ensemble. Quelques petites notes manuscrites pour indiquer le chapitre / l'emplacement. Une collection très attrayante de pièces originales. 320 x 250 mm

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    Book ID: 4260
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  • A sketchbook containing original pencil, ink and charcoal sketches by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    A sketchbook containing original pencil, ink and charcoal sketches

    1884. A beautiful sketch book by an unknown French artist. This contains sketches of landscapes of Northern France. Also ships and parts of ships, and ink portraits of gentlemen. The landscapes is often around St. Malo. All skillfully executed in pencil, ink or charcoal. In total there are 13 pages of landscapes, 13 of portraits, 12 of ships and boats and 4 other sketches. There are also a few others not significant. All drawn between 1884 and 1900 - these are created by a skilled hand. There is a poem dedicated to 'Justine', with ends with the author / artist's name Louis de Crèvecoeur. 105 x 170 mm (4¼ x 6¾ inches). Un beau carnet de croquis d'un artiste français…

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    1884. A beautiful sketch book by an unknown French artist. This contains sketches of landscapes of Northern France. Also ships and parts of ships, and ink portraits of gentlemen. The landscapes is often around St. Malo. All skillfully executed in pencil, ink or charcoal. In total there are 13 pages of landscapes, 13 of portraits, 12 of ships and boats and 4 other sketches. There are also a few others not significant. All drawn between 1884 and 1900 - these are created by a skilled hand. There is a poem dedicated to 'Justine', with ends with the author / artist's name Louis de Crèvecoeur. 105 x 170 mm (4¼ x 6¾ inches). Un beau carnet de croquis d'un artiste français inconnu. Celui-ci contient des croquis de paysages du Nord de la France. Aussi des navires et des parties de navires, et des portraits à l'encre de gentilshommes. Les paysages sont souvent autour de Saint-Malo. Tous habilement exécutés au crayon, à l'encre ou au fusain. Au total il y a 13 pages de paysages, 13 de portraits, 12 de navires et bateaux et 4 autres croquis. Il y en a aussi quelques autres non significatifs. Tous dessinés entre 1884 et 1900 - ceux-ci sont créés par une main habile. Il y a un poème dédié à "Justine", qui se termine par le nom de l'auteur/artiste Louis de Crèvecoeur. 105 x 170 mm.

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    Book ID: 3289
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  • Album Containing 26 Illustrated Colour Belgian Telegrams. by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    Album Containing 26 Illustrated Colour Belgian Telegrams.

    Antwerp: NA, 1938. Unique and colourful collection of 26 beautiful congratulatory telegrams, and three postcards, sent on the occasion of a Belgian couple's Golden Wedding anniversary. Faux half leather binding. Manuscript title (in Dutch). In a good condition. 240 mm x 310 mm (9½ x 12¼ inches). These decorative telegrams (with Flemish text) have a variety of Art Deco style illustrations to them.

    Book ID: 2864
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  • A hand coloured school atlas with 5 additional manuscript charts.
    Atlas Géographique - Dressé sous la Direction du Conseil Royal de l'Instruction publique. Pour l'usage des Colléges. by SELVES Henry Antoine Auguste / ROMAIN, Belize.
    SELVES Henry Antoine Auguste / ROMAIN, Belize.
    Atlas Géographique - Dressé sous la Direction du Conseil Royal de l'Instruction publique. Pour l'usage des Colléges. 1ère partie Géographiqe ancienne.

    Paris: Imprimerie de Selves fils, 1834. A fascinating collection of papers. A geographic atlas, used as it should be, with a number of student manuscript documents bound in. Contents comprise: The atlas Géographique, complete with the 16 double page hand coloured maps (as called for). These are all in good, clean and bright condition. There are a few ink annotations to the blank reverse of the maps - but the maps themselves are lovely. These are all of the ancient world, and state that they were produced by Libraire Hachette in 1833 or 1834. In addition to these maps, bound into the front of the atlas (between the title and the first map) are several large folding manuscript charts.…

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    Paris: Imprimerie de Selves fils, 1834. A fascinating collection of papers. A geographic atlas, used as it should be, with a number of student manuscript documents bound in. Contents comprise: The atlas Géographique, complete with the 16 double page hand coloured maps (as called for). These are all in good, clean and bright condition. There are a few ink annotations to the blank reverse of the maps - but the maps themselves are lovely. These are all of the ancient world, and state that they were produced by Libraire Hachette in 1833 or 1834. In addition to these maps, bound into the front of the atlas (between the title and the first map) are several large folding manuscript charts. Several of these have been signed Belize Romain - as this name is also doodled several times to the inside of the boards, we assume this is the student who made them. The manuscript charts are: (1) "Mesures de solidite" comparing ancient and modern measures. To the front facing leaf of this is a further manuscript text, with measurements and text; (2) "Tableau des mesures decimales" (3) "Mesures de superificie" (surface area). (4) "mesures de longueuer" (5) "mesures de contenouce." The front and rear inside boards show the evidence of a bored student, with doodles and scribbles. The outside boards are cheaply bound in stained paper, with a darkened paper label to the front board. The boards are scruffy and show signs of use. Overall a lovely students manuscript collection from the 1830's. [i], [V], 16 pp. 200 x 135 mm (7¾ x 5¼ inches).

    . Une collection fascinante de documents. Un atlas géographique, utilisé comme il se doit, avec un certain nombre de documents manuscrits d'étudiants reliés. Le contenu comprend : L'atlas géographique, complet avec les 16 cartes double page colorées à la main (comme demandé). Elles sont toutes en bon état, propres et brillantes. Il y a quelques annotations à l'encre au verso des cartes, mais les cartes elles-mêmes sont magnifiques. Elles représentent toutes le monde antique et indiquent qu'elles ont été produites par Libraire Hachette en 1833 ou 1834. En plus de ces cartes, plusieurs grandes cartes manuscrites dépliantes sont reliées au début de l'atlas (entre le titre et la première carte). Plusieurs d'entre elles sont signées Belize Romain - comme ce nom est également griffonné plusieurs fois à l'intérieur des planches, nous supposons qu'il s'agit de l'étudiant qui les a réalisées. Les tableaux manuscrits sont les suivants (1) "Mesures de solidité" comparant les mesures anciennes et modernes. Sur le premier feuillet de ce tableau figure un autre texte manuscrit, avec des mesures et du texte ; (2) "Tableau des mesures decimales" (3) "Mesures de superificie" (surface). (4) "mesures de longuer" (5) "mesures de contenouce". Les planches intérieures avant et arrière portent les traces d'un étudiant qui s'ennuyait, avec des gribouillis et des griffonnages. Les planches extérieures sont reliées de manière bon marché dans un papier taché, avec une étiquette en papier noirci sur la première planche. Les planches sont défraîchies et présentent des signes d'utilisation. Dans l'ensemble, il s'agit d'une belle collection de manuscrits d'étudiants des années 1830. [i], [V], 16 pp. 200 x 135 mm.

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    Book ID: 4054
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  • ALS by twice British prime minister The Duke of Wellington
    Autograph Letter Signed by The Duke of Wellington regarding his hearing problem. by WELLINGTON, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of
    WELLINGTON, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of
    Autograph Letter Signed by The Duke of Wellington regarding his hearing problem.

    London: 1837. Addressed to an unidentified recipient, this signed letter concerns the appointment of an officer with hearing loss, which the Duke relates to his own experience of deafness. "My Dear Sir, Captain ??? must be named first in the Commission. The question in respect of deafness is the degree? If I am to leave out the name of Mr Cutfield, I ought to think of myself!! Yet I get on ??? well in every description of business with one ear destroyed.
    The best thing I do is to nominate the Commision is with Capt ??? at the head. I will write to Capt ??? to request him ??? ??? if Mr Cutfield and Capt ??? are ??? and…

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    London: 1837. Addressed to an unidentified recipient, this signed letter concerns the appointment of an officer with hearing loss, which the Duke relates to his own experience of deafness. "My Dear Sir, Captain ??? must be named first in the Commission. The question in respect of deafness is the degree? If I am to leave out the name of Mr Cutfield, I ought to think of myself!! Yet I get on ??? well in every description of business with one ear destroyed.
    The best thing I do is to nominate the Commision is with Capt ??? at the head. I will write to Capt ??? to request him ??? ??? if Mr Cutfield and Capt ??? are ??? and ought to be left out. Ever yours most sincerely, Wellington."

    Like many exposed to the sound of artillery fire, the Duke of Wellington suffered from noise-related hearing loss. Subsequently he underwent a botched treatment which resulted in permanent deafness in one ear. This ALS is dated London, 16 April 1837. This was the year that Queen Victoria ascended the throne, and was written when the Duke was in his late 60s. Expected fold marks. Whole written in brown ink. 2pp. with integral blank leaf. 185 x 118 mm (7¼ by 4¾ inches)

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    Book ID: 3589
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  • Candidatus rhetoricae seu Aphthonii Progymnasmata in meliorem formam redacta usumque redacta. by POMEY, P. Francisco
    POMEY, P. Francisco
    Candidatus rhetoricae seu Aphthonii Progymnasmata in meliorem formam redacta usumque redacta.

    Antverpiae: Iuxta Exemplar Lugdūnī editum, 1668. Scarce early Antwerp edition. Full vellum binding. Lack final leaf / leaves. No listing in WORLDCAT or elsewhere, so uncertain how many pages are missing. Boards are rubbed and worn. Contents tight, a few page corners folded in. Manuscript notes to inside and back in Latin - dated 1698. Latin text throughout. Overall good. 398 pages present. 155 x 85 mm (6 x 3¼ inches).

    Book ID: 3698
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  • Ein Tag am Vierwaldstättersee - Erinnerung. by SARAVICINI, Elisabeth
    SARAVICINI, Elisabeth
    Ein Tag am Vierwaldstättersee - Erinnerung. A Manuscript travelogue / Poem with 8 silver print photographs.

    Lucerne: Manuscript, 1885. Original manuscript poem / travelogue, recounting an excursion on the Vierwaldstättersee (Lake Lucerne) in 1885. Eight silver print photographs are tipped in amongst the text. Cream embossed leather binding. Gilt detail to the front board. Attractive gilt and brown end papers. Unpaginated, but 40 stanza's in a neat German hand. The leather boards are clean and tidy, with a little darkening / foxing to the skin. Internally clean and tidy throughout. 200 x 130 mm (7¾ x 5 inches).

    Book ID: 2066
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  • An original volume relating to inheritance provisions for his children
    Information connected with the Norfolk Family Settlement at the 31st May 1839 by HOWARD, Henry, Charles
    HOWARD, Henry, Charles
    Information connected with the Norfolk Family Settlement at the 31st May 1839

    NA, 1839. HOWARD, Henry Charles, 13th Duke of Norfolk (1791-1856). An original volume relating to inheritance provisions for his children, 1841. Sixteen pages, with the remainder of the volume unused. It is headed: "Information connected with the Norfolk Family Settlement at the 31st May 1839." It notes annuities to the Earl of Surrey £10,000, Countess of Surrey £1,000 and detailed provisions for other members of the Duke's family, includingthe Earl and Countess of Arundel & Surrey, and their younger children Lord Edward (Fitzalan) Howard, Lord Bernard Fitzalan Howard, Lady Mary Howard and Lady Adeliza Howard, born in the early 19th century. There are also references to The Glossop Estate, and settlements in 1841. An annuity to Dr Sandon and…

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    NA, 1839. HOWARD, Henry Charles, 13th Duke of Norfolk (1791-1856). An original volume relating to inheritance provisions for his children, 1841. Sixteen pages, with the remainder of the volume unused. It is headed: "Information connected with the Norfolk Family Settlement at the 31st May 1839." It notes annuities to the Earl of Surrey £10,000, Countess of Surrey £1,000 and detailed provisions for other members of the Duke's family, includingthe Earl and Countess of Arundel & Surrey, and their younger children Lord Edward (Fitzalan) Howard, Lord Bernard Fitzalan Howard, Lady Mary Howard and Lady Adeliza Howard, born in the early 19th century. There are also references to The Glossop Estate, and settlements in 1841. An annuity to Dr Sandon and his wife is mentioned, as is a re-settlement agreed on the date of the Duke of Surrey's marriage. Full contemporary straight grain dark red morocco, gilt lettered 'Miscellaneous' on the upper cover. Slight wear to the head of the spine, and lacks the clasp. It bears the engraved stationers' label of Bebbington's Bath Paper Warehouse, 426, Strand. 120 mm x 190 mm. Henry Charles Howard and his father were Roman Catholics, although his mother Lady Elizabeth Belasyse was Anglican. It is not clear if Howard was formally and nominally raised Anglican, or if he was already Catholic when he married into a prominent Whig (and therefore anti-Catholic) family in 1814. In 1829, after Catholic emancipation, the Earl of Surrey (as he now was) was elected a Member of Parliament. In 1839
    his son, Henry Granville Fitzalan, Fourteenth Duke of Norfolk, married Augusta Lyons, the daughter of Admiral
    Sir Edmund (afterwards Lord) Lyons, the ambassador at Athens. This necessitated a revision of his father's inheritance provisions.

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    Book ID: 2052
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  • signed first edition with an unrecorded manuscript poem and author's corrections
    La Grande Ombre. by LEGRAND, Andre
    LEGRAND, Andre
    La Grande Ombre.

    Paris: Vaugirard, 1907. A lovely copy of this first edition, with lengthy gift inscription and unrecorded poem. Attractive red half leather binding with marbled boards. Attractive gilt decoration to the spine. There is cracking / splitting to the top edge of the front board, and it is in danger of becoming detached. Marbled endpapers and ex libris of Yves Refoule. Legrand has inscribed a 12 line poem and gift inscription to his friend Refoule. In addition, there are a few handwritten annotations and corrections to the text of the poems. It would appear that these were corrections made by Legrand. 30 pages. Music hall administrator, critic and historian, a specialist in circus and music-hall performances between the wars, Legrand…

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    Paris: Vaugirard, 1907. A lovely copy of this first edition, with lengthy gift inscription and unrecorded poem. Attractive red half leather binding with marbled boards. Attractive gilt decoration to the spine. There is cracking / splitting to the top edge of the front board, and it is in danger of becoming detached. Marbled endpapers and ex libris of Yves Refoule. Legrand has inscribed a 12 line poem and gift inscription to his friend Refoule. In addition, there are a few handwritten annotations and corrections to the text of the poems. It would appear that these were corrections made by Legrand. 30 pages. Music hall administrator, critic and historian, a specialist in circus and music-hall performances between the wars, Legrand collaborated closely with Jean-Marcel Chabrier and they produced many works as Andre Legrand Chabrier. Bel exemplaire de cette première édition, avec une longue inscription de cadeau et un poème non enregistré. Jolie reliure demi-cuir rouge à plats marbrés. Jolie décoration dorée au dos. Il y a des fissures / fissures sur le bord supérieur du panneau avant, et il risque de se détacher. Gardes marbrées et ex libris d'Yves Refoulé. Legrand a inscrit un poème de 12 vers et une inscription cadeau à son ami Refoule. De plus, il y a quelques annotations et corrections manuscrites au texte des poèmes. Il semblerait qu'il s'agisse de corrections faites par Legrand. 30 pages. Administrateur de music-hall, critique et historien, spécialiste des spectacles de cirque et de music-hall de l'entre-deux-guerres, Legrand collabora étroitement avec Jean-Marcel Chabrier et ils produisirent de nombreuses œuvres comme André Legrand Chabrier.

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    Book ID: 3300
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  • Unique item - Architectural text plus Ms
    Lincoln Cathedral, nine plates from by WINKLES, Benjamin
    WINKLES, Benjamin
    Lincoln Cathedral, nine plates from Architectural and Picturesque Illustrations of the Cathedral Churches, plus manuscript (in Dutch)

    1838. First edition. Pages 1 - 24 on Lincoln (from Volume II of Architectural and Picturesque Illustrations of the Cathedral Churches) with coloured frontis plus nine b/w plates depicting Lincoln Cathedral from the same, bound together with 58 pages of handwritten Dutch manuscript about the cathedral. With red leather spine, and gilt titles to same. Marbled brown boards. Blue endpapers. Plates have the original protective tissue. Spine has some wear but is good, scuffing / rubbing to boards. 270 x 190 mm (10¾ x 7½ inches).

    Book ID: 2289
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  • Attractive and lengthy Manuscript
    Manuale Casua Conscientiae - a Manuscript in Latin describing the Roman Catholic Ritual of Mass and The Sacraments. by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    Manuale Casua Conscientiae - a Manuscript in Latin describing the Roman Catholic Ritual of Mass and The Sacraments.

    France: N/A, 1700. Contemporary panelled calf. A 386 page manuscript, outlining Roman Catholic faith concerning the Mass. With contents to rear. Probably French. Undated but Circa 1700. Completed in a neat cursive script, entirely in Latin. The binding has chips with considerable loss to the spine. However the boards are firm and holding. Internally clean and tidy throughout, with minimal darkening to the pages. Still perfectly legible. 190 by 120mm (7½ by 4¾ inches). Veau lambrissé contemporain. Un manuscrit de 386 pages, décrivant la foi catholique romaine concernant la messe. Avec le contenu à l'arrière. Probablement français. Sans date mais vers 1700. Terminé dans une écriture cursive soignée, entièrement en latin. La reliure a des éclats avec une perte…

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    France: N/A, 1700. Contemporary panelled calf. A 386 page manuscript, outlining Roman Catholic faith concerning the Mass. With contents to rear. Probably French. Undated but Circa 1700. Completed in a neat cursive script, entirely in Latin. The binding has chips with considerable loss to the spine. However the boards are firm and holding. Internally clean and tidy throughout, with minimal darkening to the pages. Still perfectly legible. 190 by 120mm (7½ by 4¾ inches). Veau lambrissé contemporain. Un manuscrit de 386 pages, décrivant la foi catholique romaine concernant la messe. Avec le contenu à l'arrière. Probablement français. Sans date mais vers 1700. Terminé dans une écriture cursive soignée, entièrement en latin. La reliure a des éclats avec une perte considérable au dos. Cependant les planches sont fermes et tiennent. Intérieurement propre et bien rangé, avec un assombrissement minimal des pages. Toujours parfaitement lisible. 190 par 120 mm

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  • Manuscript with 11 Recipes for Curing Maladies in Horses by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    Manuscript with 11 Recipes for Curing Maladies in Horses

    1820. A single leaf 12" x 71/2" closely written on both sides in a neat (and surprisingly literate) hand. Comprising of 11 recipes to cure horses of various maladies, including poultices, to cure bad sight, curing surfit, to reduce swellings, and one "for a quitter" presumably to enhance stamina in a race (which seems mainly to contain alcohol)! Date is taken from the book in which the document was found, and which has marginalia in the same hand. An interesting insight into the owner's approach to equine care in the early nineteenth century. The edges of the page are a touch nicked and have some small tears. To the centre, is a strong crease, and a small area of loss…

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    1820. A single leaf 12" x 71/2" closely written on both sides in a neat (and surprisingly literate) hand. Comprising of 11 recipes to cure horses of various maladies, including poultices, to cure bad sight, curing surfit, to reduce swellings, and one "for a quitter" presumably to enhance stamina in a race (which seems mainly to contain alcohol)! Date is taken from the book in which the document was found, and which has marginalia in the same hand. An interesting insight into the owner's approach to equine care in the early nineteenth century. The edges of the page are a touch nicked and have some small tears. To the centre, is a strong crease, and a small area of loss to the middle where the page has been folded. Slightly darkened. Nevertheless, in sound condition. 310 x 190 mm (12¼ x 7½ inches).

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    Book ID: 1706
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  • Unique and unpublished
    Milton Abbey Dorsetshire - Architectural Report and photographs. by SHORE, Lt Col B. C. G.
    SHORE, Lt Col B. C. G.
    Milton Abbey Dorsetshire - Architectural Report and photographs.

    London: Unpublished, 1960. A hardback bound typescript of a report by Lt-Col Shore, on faults and problems with the architecture of Milton Abbey in Dorset. Bound in blue cloth with gilt titles. The typescript itself is unpaginated, but is 11 pages long. Printed to one side in red and black. Also bound in are 8 large (305 mm x 240 mm) black and white silver gelatin photographs of details of the Abbey architecture, including one with the members of the Abbey team showing some Saxon stone work. There are two further loose photographs, one of which is a little tatty to the edges. The report is signed in fountain pen by the author. There is also a compliments letter…

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    London: Unpublished, 1960. A hardback bound typescript of a report by Lt-Col Shore, on faults and problems with the architecture of Milton Abbey in Dorset. Bound in blue cloth with gilt titles. The typescript itself is unpaginated, but is 11 pages long. Printed to one side in red and black. Also bound in are 8 large (305 mm x 240 mm) black and white silver gelatin photographs of details of the Abbey architecture, including one with the members of the Abbey team showing some Saxon stone work. There are two further loose photographs, one of which is a little tatty to the edges. The report is signed in fountain pen by the author. There is also a compliments letter loosely enclosed. In good clean condition, with a touch of darkening to the edges only. 355 by 255mm (14 by 10 inches).

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    Book ID: 3090
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  • Mr. Punch's Travels in Foreign Lands by ABBOTT, H
    ABBOTT, H
    Mr. Punch's Travels in Foreign Lands

    It is not clear whether these are 32 original ink drawings in the style of Punch and Judy by one H. Abbot, or if they are engravings culled from other sources and here gathered together. Perhaps it is a combination of the two. There are 15 numbered illustrations, with a title to each. This is followed by a further 7 illustrations on diverse subjects. Then comes "Attitudes for Exits from the Stage" with 8 small illustrations with quotations(seemingly from Shakespeare). Finally are three further illustrations. Overall, we sell this as a nice gathering (and hence unique collection) of mid-Nineteenth century engravings.
    70 by 120mm (2¾ by 4¾ inches). The small pocket book is clean and tidy, with a little…

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    It is not clear whether these are 32 original ink drawings in the style of Punch and Judy by one H. Abbot, or if they are engravings culled from other sources and here gathered together. Perhaps it is a combination of the two. There are 15 numbered illustrations, with a title to each. This is followed by a further 7 illustrations on diverse subjects. Then comes "Attitudes for Exits from the Stage" with 8 small illustrations with quotations(seemingly from Shakespeare). Finally are three further illustrations. Overall, we sell this as a nice gathering (and hence unique collection) of mid-Nineteenth century engravings.
    70 by 120mm (2¾ by 4¾ inches). The small pocket book is clean and tidy, with a little rubbing to the edges. Overall a nice item. Slight darkening / foxing throughout.

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    Book ID: 2110
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  • Original sketch showing the first use of the Gatling Gun by the Royal Navy in the Anglo-Egyptian War.
    Naval Brigade clearing streets of Alexandria with the Gatling by Yellow Grub
    Yellow Grub
    Naval Brigade clearing streets of Alexandria with the Gatling

    Alexandria: 1882. An original, hand drawn sketch depicting a naval brigade clearing the streets of Alexandria. Ink on white paper. This would seem to have been an initial sketch, as the foreground (the brigade with the gun) is well worked, whilst the background is less defined. There are a couple of notes on the sheet. A couple of the figures in the sketch are also labelled Royal Marine and Officer. This would appear to be the first draft of a news report - similar to that which appeared as the front page of the Illustrated London News for July 29th 1882. Sketch is 240 x 160 mm. Good clean condition. It is pasted onto a larger sheet of pale brown…

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    Alexandria: 1882. An original, hand drawn sketch depicting a naval brigade clearing the streets of Alexandria. Ink on white paper. This would seem to have been an initial sketch, as the foreground (the brigade with the gun) is well worked, whilst the background is less defined. There are a couple of notes on the sheet. A couple of the figures in the sketch are also labelled Royal Marine and Officer. This would appear to be the first draft of a news report - similar to that which appeared as the front page of the Illustrated London News for July 29th 1882. Sketch is 240 x 160 mm. Good clean condition. It is pasted onto a larger sheet of pale brown card. This is 500 x 320 mm and is creased and darkened, and with a few closed tears. A very nice piece of historical visual documentation. Following the cutting of the Suez canal, British interests in Egypt deepened, and in May 1882 there was an uprising by Urabi Pasha. After an initial heavy naval bombardment, Naval Brigades and Marines were sent ashore to restore order. The revolt was quashed, and Egypt came under partial British control until the Second World War. The drawing clearly shows the use of a hopper fed Gatling gun. This weapon, developed in 1865, was used by the British Army from 1873. This conflict was the first use of the Gatling by the Royal Navy.

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  • Nederlands vergeet me niet - album met herinneringen / souvenirs. by [ANON]
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    Nederlands vergeet me niet - album met herinneringen / souvenirs. Victorian Dutch Album Amicorum with loose beautiful 'forget me not' sketches and souvenirs.

    Haarlem & Rotterdam: 1847. Delightful album in the form of a small cloth covered box. Inside a folded decorative inner envelope, containing a selection of original artwork and keepsakes. In total there are 21 original miniature artworks. Comprising: one double size folded original pencil drawing with tissue guard, and eight other lovely pencil drawings. Also six colour original watercolours - all but one of exquisite flowers. One sepia scene of two hunters. And two watercolours done on rice paper. Also two delightful examples of cross stitch and one decoupage, all in flower designs. There is also one pinprick flower design, which is very intricate and skillfully done. There are three handwritten ink notes inside - all in Dutch. One of…

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    Haarlem & Rotterdam: 1847. Delightful album in the form of a small cloth covered box. Inside a folded decorative inner envelope, containing a selection of original artwork and keepsakes. In total there are 21 original miniature artworks. Comprising: one double size folded original pencil drawing with tissue guard, and eight other lovely pencil drawings. Also six colour original watercolours - all but one of exquisite flowers. One sepia scene of two hunters. And two watercolours done on rice paper. Also two delightful examples of cross stitch and one decoupage, all in flower designs. There is also one pinprick flower design, which is very intricate and skillfully done. There are three handwritten ink notes inside - all in Dutch. One of the notes signed C. Gleichman, talks approximately: "when you are in Haarlem, you will certainly get other girlfriends, but I hope that you will not forget the Rotterdamische". The other two notes are signed J. Doeleman (Jacobus Doeleman) sent to to his pupil Cornelia (presumably Cornelia Gleichman) from Haarlem. All pages have edges in gilt. Most of the art is dated with personal messages and signatures. 90 x 155 mm (3½ x 6 inches).

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  • 'Perspective'. Portfolio de manuscrits architecturaux français. by [ANON]
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    'Perspective'. Portfolio de manuscrits architecturaux français.

    France: n/a, 1900. Wonderful French architectural manuscript portfolio on 'Perspective'. This appears to be a student's own manuscript and sketches from an architectural or art course. All of the contents are dealing with perspective in different forms. Some are purely mathematical (such as the design and sketches of cones and other shapes.) Others are examples of sketches drawn in proper perspective. The portfolio contains a large number of loose leaves. Each aspect (text in French) has one or more illustrations following. Many (but not all) of the pages have pencilled numbers to the top edge. In total there are 48 pages of text and 64 pages of illustrations / diagrams. In fact, there are a few more, but we…

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    France: n/a, 1900. Wonderful French architectural manuscript portfolio on 'Perspective'. This appears to be a student's own manuscript and sketches from an architectural or art course. All of the contents are dealing with perspective in different forms. Some are purely mathematical (such as the design and sketches of cones and other shapes.) Others are examples of sketches drawn in proper perspective. The portfolio contains a large number of loose leaves. Each aspect (text in French) has one or more illustrations following. Many (but not all) of the pages have pencilled numbers to the top edge. In total there are 48 pages of text and 64 pages of illustrations / diagrams. In fact, there are a few more, but we have only counted "significant" pages. The paper is a little darkened, and there are a few very minor closed tears to the page edge. The folder has cracking to the spine edge, and is darkened, and at least one of the ties is still functioning. The front has a tipped on printed illustration with the title. An attractive and fascinating piece. 330 x 255 mm (13 x 10 inches). Magnifique portfolio de manuscrits architecturaux français sur 'Perspective'. Cela semble être le manuscrit d'un étudiant et des croquis d'un cours d'architecture ou d'art. Tous les contenus traitent de la perspective sous différentes formes. Certains sont purement mathématiques (comme la conception et les croquis de cônes et d'autres formes.) D'autres sont des exemples de croquis dessinés dans une perspective appropriée. Le portefeuille contient un grand nombre de feuilles volantes. Chaque aspect (texte en français) est suivi d'une ou plusieurs illustrations. De nombreuses pages (mais pas toutes) ont des numéros au crayon sur le bord supérieur. Au total il y a 48 pages de texte et 64 pages d'illustrations/schémas. En fait, il y en a quelques autres, mais nous n'avons compté que les pages "significatives". Le papier est un peu noirci et il y a quelques petites déchirures fermées sur le bord de la page. Le dossier présente des fissures sur le bord de la colonne vertébrale et est assombri, et au moins une des attaches fonctionne toujours. L'avant a une pointe sur l'illustration imprimée avec le titre. Une pièce attrayante et fascinante. 330 x 255 mm (13 x 10 pouces).

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  • Plant and Animal Studies by WINTZER, Richard
    WINTZER, Richard
    Plant and Animal Studies

    Nauendorf: NA, 1887. Nine leaves with original plant and animal studies. White heightened charcoal and partly pen and ink drawings, mostly dated 1887. The leaves are approximately 32.8 x 26 cm. The subjects are skilfully executed and include apricot blossom (white), cherry blossom (white), meadow ane mone white. - Fragrant Narcissus (white) & Portrait of a Young Girl. - Vine leaves, verso leaves of oak, linden, rose and pipe leaf. - 2 different plants. - Apple Blossom (White), White Daffodil, Flying Hearts (Red), Cockchafer. - Yellow daffodil, daisy. - Violet lilac, white lilac, lilac (light purple), forget-me-not (blue). - Violets and Cowslips. - There is a fascinating page entitled "Zoological Garden Leipzig" which includes sketches of goat, deer, stork,…

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    Nauendorf: NA, 1887. Nine leaves with original plant and animal studies. White heightened charcoal and partly pen and ink drawings, mostly dated 1887. The leaves are approximately 32.8 x 26 cm. The subjects are skilfully executed and include apricot blossom (white), cherry blossom (white), meadow ane mone white. - Fragrant Narcissus (white) & Portrait of a Young Girl. - Vine leaves, verso leaves of oak, linden, rose and pipe leaf. - 2 different plants. - Apple Blossom (White), White Daffodil, Flying Hearts (Red), Cockchafer. - Yellow daffodil, daisy. - Violet lilac, white lilac, lilac (light purple), forget-me-not (blue). - Violets and Cowslips. - There is a fascinating page entitled "Zoological Garden Leipzig" which includes sketches of goat, deer, stork, ostrich, ducks & two foot studies. A skilled and unusual collection of original sketches. A little darkening to the pages and slight edgewear, but still attractive. Richard Wintzer (1866 Nauendorf near Halle - Berlin 1952) was a skilled artist, dealing mainly in pencil / charcoal and who specialized in portaits.

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  • ponts et chaussées Commune de Ports, Département d' Indre Loire Service Hydraulique by [ANON]
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    ponts et chaussées Commune de Ports, Département d' Indre Loire Service Hydraulique

    Indre-Loire: Service Hydraulique, 1853. A folding manuscript map / cadastral plan of the commune of Ports and the surrounding area. 8 pages folded and pasted together, drawn to one side only. The first pate is the text / permissions and authorisations signed and dated (with official stamp) by individuals involved with the project. ( 4 different individuals have written comments and signed the plan). This seems to have been drawn up to accompany a cleaning / repair project for the roads and bridges of the area. Attractive hand coloured plan of the area, with extra section added on paper (see photos) showing the whole of the commune of Ports, including sections of the river Vienne. The plan is drawn…

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    Indre-Loire: Service Hydraulique, 1853. A folding manuscript map / cadastral plan of the commune of Ports and the surrounding area. 8 pages folded and pasted together, drawn to one side only. The first pate is the text / permissions and authorisations signed and dated (with official stamp) by individuals involved with the project. ( 4 different individuals have written comments and signed the plan). This seems to have been drawn up to accompany a cleaning / repair project for the roads and bridges of the area. Attractive hand coloured plan of the area, with extra section added on paper (see photos) showing the whole of the commune of Ports, including sections of the river Vienne. The plan is drawn on tracing paper / glassine, pasted to stiff card. This is a little darkened, but without significant flaws. Nice detailing and quality of work. Despite the title, there are no bridges in this commune. 290 by 1820mm (11½ by 71¾ inches).

    . Plan manuscrit dépliant de la commune de Ports et de ses environs. 8 pages pliées et collées, dessinées d'un seul côté. La première page est le texte / permissions et autorisations signées et datées (avec cachet officiel) par les personnes impliquées dans le projet. (4 personnes différentes ont écrit des commentaires et signé le plan). Ce plan semble avoir été établi pour accompagner un projet de nettoyage / réparation des routes et des ponts de la région. Joli plan de la région, colorié à la main, avec une section supplémentaire ajoutée sur papier (voir photos) montrant l'ensemble de la commune de Ports, y compris des sections de la rivière Vienne. Le plan est dessiné sur du papier calque / glassine, collé sur une carte rigide. Ce dernier est un peu assombri, mais sans défauts significatifs. Les détails et la qualité du travail sont agréables. Malgré le titre, il n'y a pas de pont dans cette commune. 290 par 1820mm

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  • Nice Dickens signature on an envelope to his son
    Signed manuscript from envelope addressed to his son. by DICKENS, Charles
    DICKENS, Charles
    Signed manuscript from envelope addressed to his son.

    London: Unpublished, 1850. A section of envelope, addressed and signed by Dickens to his schoolboy son Charles Culliford Boz Dickens (1837–1896) known as Charley, whilst he was a student at Eton. The Eton address is via his son's tutor William Evans Esquire. Signed 'Charles Dickens' to the lower left corner. The envelope bears a Penny Red postage stamp and postmark of Strand in London, circa 1850. The segment has been mounted on a piece of card, which also has another address behind. That of a Mrs Walker. Blank to verso. 85 by 130mm (3¼ by 5 inches).

    Book ID: 4003
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