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10th Jul 2013 Fine Art and Antiques Sale

This sale includes a fine collection of 4 Albrecht Dürer engravings from the collection of Sir Clifford Curzon and Lady Curzon. Another great treasure to be offered in the sale is a copy of the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (1570), the Theatre of the World. This vellum bound collection of 70 engraved maps on 53 double page map sheets is the work of Abraham Ortelius, and the work is considered to be the first modern atlas.

Viewing ;
Saturday 6th July 10am - 4pm
Monday 8th July 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9th July 9am - 5pm
Morning of sale 9am - 10:45am

Sale Catalogue

Featured Lots

178 :: Ortelius, Abraham. Theatrum Orbis Terrarrum. 1570. Seventy maps engraved on fifty-three uniform map sheets, with text and ninety-one bibliographical references in the Catalogus Auctorum. The preliminary text is foxed and there are a few worm holes in the inner margin. Maps 3; 4; 5; 16-53 each have...
Price Achieved:
£20000.00.

195 :: Constantin Egorovitch Makowsky (1839 -1915). Full length portrait of Alexi Nikolaevich, the Tsarevich, being the only son of Nicholas and Alexandra, heir to the Romanov throne. Oil on canvas, 25in (63.5cm) x 15¾in (40cm). Unframed....
Price Achieved:
£11000.00.

170 :: His Highness the Maharajah Dhuleep Singh. The Goshawk and Its Treatment. 1862. A manuscript on the Goshawk written on 72 leaves of a quarto ruled book. The title page with his name. The manuscript deals with the general treatment and training of the bird both in sickness and health with various recipes to cure many and vario...
Price Achieved:
£5200.00.

191 :: John Wragg. (b.1937) A gentleman of the road. Acrylic on paper, 28¾in (73cm) x 19¾in (50.2cm). Framed and glazed....
Price Achieved:
£3600.00.

20 :: An Edward VIII Hallmarked Silver Wine Jug, London 1936 In the George I revival style of smooth baluster form with scroll handle and sparrow beak spout on a footed base. 8½in (21.5cm) H. 41.5ozt (1300g)....
Price Achieved:
£2000.00.

179 :: Londinum Feracissimi Gliae Regni Metropolis. Hand-coloured engraving, 13in (33cm) x 19.125in (48.6cm). With early hand-colouring. Mounted, framed and glazed....
Price Achieved:
£1900.00.

210 :: W. Hunt. Full length portrait of a man seated in a tavern, his left arm leaning on a small table on which is a pipe, a jug of beer and a glass. Watercolour over traces of pencil. 14½in (37cm) x 10½in (27.2cm). Signed and dated 1821. Framed and glazed....
Price Achieved:
£1800.00.

147 :: Bouquet, Michel. The Tourist’s Ramble in the Highlands. 36 plates of the Most Interesting and Pittoresques Views of Scotland Delineated from Nature and Lithographied. London and Paris. Large folio, n. d. [c. 1845]. Lithographic title page and 35 lithographs on 24 leaves of thick paper, the lithographs printed on India paper and laid in. The original paper-covered lithographically printed boards with green cloth spine....
Price Achieved:
£1700.00.

211 :: W. Hunt. Three quarter length portrait of a boy in a cap and smock examining a painting on an easel with a candle. Watercolour. 11in (27.7cm) x 8in (20cm). Signed. Mounted, framed and glazed....
Price Achieved:
£1200.00.

172 :: A manuscript genealogical tree of the house of the Stuart family of Traquair. Sepia ink and watercolour on vellum, 34¾in (88.3cm) x 28¼in (71.8cm). The overall "tree" commences with Bancho, Thane of Lochaber, noting his death in the year 1043. Bancho (or Banquo) was according to Shakespeare killed by...
Price Achieved:
£1200.00.

 

Full Catalogue

150 :: Fielding, Theodore Henry. British Castles; or, a Compendious History of the Ancient Military Structures of Great Britain. By T. H. Fielding, Esq. Illustrated by Numerous Views of Some of the Most Interesting Castles in Great Britain. 1825 Small oblong 4to. Hand-coloured aquatint frontispiece and 24 hand-coloured aquatint plates. Publishers’ quarter red Morocco bound paper-covered boards with leather title label on the upper cover....
Price Achieved: £420.00.

151 :: Gillingwater, Edmund. An Historical Account of the Ancient Town of Lowestoft, in the County of Suffolk. To which is added Some Cursory Remarks on the Adjoining Parishes, and a General Account of the Island of Lothingland. 4to., n.d. [1790]. ...
Price Achieved: £Unsold.

152 :: [Horsley, William]. The Universal Merchant: Containing the Rationale of Commerce, In Theory and Practice; 1753 An Enquiry into the Nature and Genius of Banks, Their Power, Use, Influence and Efficacy; The Establishment and Operative Transactions of the Banks of London and Amsterdam, Their Capacity and Credit calculated and compared: An Account of the Banks...
Price Achieved: £110.00.

153 :: Howitt, William. The Northern Heights of London or Historical Associations of Hampstead, Highgate, Muswell Hill, Hornsey, and Islington. London, 1869. This copy bound in two volumes and extra illustrated by the addition of upwards of 80 engraved plates, portraits, and views, etc., Bound in full crushed green morocco by Morrell, the covers with gilt rules and inner dentelles, the spines with five...
Price Achieved: £380.00.

154 :: [Jacobite Rebellion]. True Copies of the Papers Wrote by Arthur Lord Balmerino, Thomas Syddall, David Morgan, George Fletcher, John Berwick, Thomas Deacon, Thomas Chadwick, James Dawson, Andrew Blyde, Donald MacDonell, and Andrew Bradshaw; And delivered by them to the Sheriffs at the Places of their Execution. 12mo., 1746. The first ten papers with running titles, the last printed on a separately paginated (8 pages) with a separate title page: “A True Copy of the Paper rea...
Price Achieved: £Unsold.

155 :: Morant, Philip. The History and Antiquities of the most ancient Town and Borough of Colchester in the County of Essex. In Three Books. Collected chiefly from Manuscripts. With an Appendix of Records and Original Papers. Adorned and Illustrated with Sculptures. The Second Edition, Improved. Folio, 1768. Engraved frontispiece, folding engraved plan and 9 engraved plates (one trimmed and laid in without loss); th...
Price Achieved: £Unsold.

156 :: Park, Mungo. Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa: Performed under the Patronage of the African Association, in the Years 1795, 1796, and 1797. With an Appendix, Containing Illustrations of Africa. By Major Rennell. 4to., 1799. Engraved portrait frontispiece, 5 engraved plates (one folding); 2 folding maps, both laid on linen (one hand-coloured in outline); a folding chart and two engraved plates of music. ...
Price Achieved: £Unsold.

157 :: Rhodes, Ebenezer. Peak Scenery, or Excursions in Derbyshire: Made Chiefly for the Purpose of Picturesque Observation. Illustrated with Engravings by Messers. W. B. and Geo. Cooke, from Drawings made by F. L. Chantrey, Esq. Sculptor, R. A. 4to Printed for the Author, 4 parts in one volume, 1818-1823. The four parts with separate title pages. 29 engraved plates, with tissue guards, the plates with some offsetting and foxing. Contemporary half red straight grained morocco, gilt, the spine...
Price Achieved: £Unsold.

158 :: Richardson, William. Views of Castle Howard. Folio, n. d. [1840]. Hand-coloured Lithographic title page and 9 hand-coloured views (of 19); Boydell, John & Josiah. Select Views in Great Britain. Engraved by S. Middiman from Pictures and Drawings by the most eminent Artists ... Oblong 4to., n.d. [1811]. 50 (of...
Price Achieved: £150.00.

159 :: Russel, Richard. A Dissertation on the Use of Sea Water in the Diseases of the Glands; Particularly the Scurvy, Jaundice, King's-Evil, Leprosy, and the Glandular Consumption. Translated from the Latin of Richard Russel, M. D. To which is Added, a Translation of Dr. Speed's Commentary on Sea Water. Also an Account of the Natu...
Price Achieved: £Unsold.

160 :: Sidney, J. A scheme for Improving Small Sums of Money: ... By J. Sidney, jun. Court-Lodge, Yalding, Kent. Rochester: Printed by W. Epps, Troy-Town. 1801. Small abrasion to title page with small loss. Text lightly browned, the interest tables on pages 23 to 42 interleaved with 9 blank leaves. Contemporary full calf binding, gilt, the spine in compartments, leather title label on the upper cover....
Price Achieved: £180.00.

161 :: Sidmouth Scenery or Views of the Principal Cottages and Residences of the Nobility and Gentry : With a Description of that Admired Watering-Place, and the Environs, Within Fifteen Miles Round. Sidmouth: Printed for John Wallis, At the Marine Library;  n.d. [1817]. Additional engraved title page with coloured vignette, folding hand-coloured engraved frontispiece, 20 hand-coloured plates and an uncoloured engraved map, the map offset on to the page opposite. Some scattered spotting. Old own...
Price Achieved: £450.00.

162 :: Thirlwall, Connop. The History of Greece. New Edition. In Eight Volumes. 1855. 13 engraved maps and plans (7 folding); some offsetting. Contemporary full polished, calf bindings with bevelled boards, spines with raised bands, gilt in compartments with light and dark brown lettering pieces. Long presentation inscription on th...
Price Achieved: £480.00.

163 :: Gurnall, William. The Christian in Compleat Armour. Or, a Treatise of the Saints War against the Devil, wherein a Discovery is made of that great enemy of God and his People, in his Policies, Power, Seat of his Empire, Wickedness, and chief design he hath against the Saints. A Magazin Open'd: F...
Price Achieved: £50.00.

164 :: Howitt, William. The Life and Adventures of Jack of the Mill: Commonly Called Lord Othmill; Created, for his Eminent Services, Baron Waldeck, and Knight of Kitcottie. A Fireside Story. 2 volumes, 1844 Engraved vignettes on the title pages and as chapter headings together with other text illustrations. Bound with half titles, text lightly browned. Contemporary half green morocco bindings by Riviere, spines gilt in compartments, with marbled boar...
Price Achieved: £45.00.

165 :: Johnson, Samuel. A Dictionary of the English Language; Together with a History of the Language, and an English Grammar. ... With Numerous Corrections, and with the Addition of Several Thousand Words, as also with Additions to the History of the Language and the Grammar, by the Rev. H. J. Todd. ... 4 v...
Price Achieved: £190.00.

166 :: Kipling, Rudyard. Thy Servant a Dog. Told by Boots, edited by Rudyard Kipling and illustrated by G. L. Stampa. Small 4to., 1930. Text with some scattered spotting. Half dark green morocco by Zaehnsdorf, the binding faded. Together with The Second Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling, 1920; in a full tree calf binding by Bickers & Son Ltd. (2)...
Price Achieved: £70.00.

167 :: Lavater, J. C. Essays on Physiognomy; For the Promotion of the Knowledge and the Love of Mankind. Written in the German Language and Translated into English by Thomas Holcroft. Illustrated by Three Hundred and Sixty Engravings. 3 volumes, 1789 All plates present, plates (and text) foxed with some offsetting to the plates....
Price Achieved: £Unsold.

168 :: Nightingale, Florence. Notes on Nursing: What it is, and What it is Not. N.d. [1860]. First edition, an early issue with "[The right of Translation is reserved]" at the foot of the title page, yellow endpapers with the larger font “8” in 1860 in the fourth line of the advertisement inside the front cover and w...
Price Achieved: £Unsold.

169 :: Wheatley, Dennis. A collection of first editions by Dennis Wheatley, most first editions in dust wrappers, three with presentation inscriptions from the author on their title pages. Together with a handful of later impressions (some without wrappers). Novels: (With J. G. Links). Murder off Miami. [1936]. (2 cop...
Price Achieved: £Unsold.

170 :: His Highness the Maharajah Dhuleep Singh. The Goshawk and Its Treatment. 1862. A manuscript on the Goshawk written on 72 leaves of a quarto ruled book. The title page with his name. The manuscript deals with the general treatment and training of the bird both in sickness and health with various recipes to cure many and vario...
Price Achieved: £5200.00.

171 :: A small folio of illuminated manuscript on vellum signed by Franz Josef (1830-1916) as Emperor of Austria and Apostolic King of Hungary stating the provisions of an Act granting a permit to Erno Daniel and the Hungarian Bank Share Company to build and operate a local railway line between Kikinda and Nagy Berek in Hungary. Complete with red wax seal in original brass skippet attach...
Price Achieved: £Unsold.

172 :: A manuscript genealogical tree of the house of the Stuart family of Traquair. Sepia ink and watercolour on vellum, 34¾in (88.3cm) x 28¼in (71.8cm). The overall "tree" commences with Bancho, Thane of Lochaber, noting his death in the year 1043. Bancho (or Banquo) was according to Shakespeare killed by...
Price Achieved: £1200.00.

173 :: Augustus John. (1878-1961). ALS. An autograph letter from Augustus John on a single sheet of Fryern Court headed paper, dated “Ap. 3 1945.” The letter is a request to the recipient “Pugh,” to “... send your drawings to the R. A. for the coming show? I have no paintings ready and am trying to get some drawings together. I would be much obliged to you.” The lette...
Price Achieved: £Unsold.

174 :: John Masefield. (1878-1967). ALS. An autograph letter written on two sides of a single sheet of paper addressed from “Boars Hill, Oxford.” The undated letter is thanking the recipient, Mrs M. Y. Barrett, for her letter and in it part refers to his novel Odtaa, which was first published in 1926, a fictional tale set in the imaginary state of Santa Barbara in Latin America. In his repl...
Price Achieved: £Unsold.