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DoneTue, Jul 08, 2003 6:00 AM EDT
Edinburgh, UK
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Books, Maps, Prints, Manuscripts & Autograph Letters

Sale of 268 lots items in the following subjects:<br /> <br /> Maps & prints<br /> Autograph letters & manuscripts<br /> Art & Architecture<br /> Children's literature<br /> History & military<br /> Law<br /> Literature<br /> Miscellaneous<br /> Modern Firsts<br /> Natural History & Agriculture<br /> Philosophy & religion<br /> Private press, bindings & illustrated books Science & mathematics <br /> Scottish literature Sports & pastimes Travel & Topography<br /> <br /> <br /> Highlights:<br /> <br /> Burns Poems of 1787 with MS letters from Burns and others (£2,000 <br /> -3,000) Early 18th century MS Scottish recipe book (£800 -1,200) <br /> Collection of letters from a young man on the Grand Tour (£3,500 <br /> -4,500) Letter signed by Rob Roy (£8,000 - 12,000) First editions of <br /> Harry Potter, including uncorrected proofs of the Philosopher's stone, <br /> The chamber of secrets & The prisoner of Azkaban, as well as signed <br /> copies and early states Signed copy of Tolkien's Fellowship of the <br /> Ring 2ed 1967 (£450 -650) and uncorrected proof copy of The two <br /> towers which belonged to Naomi Mitchison (£800 -1,200) Boyer Fortified <br /> towns of Europe 1701 (£600 -800) Austen 1sts of Northanger Abbey <br /> (£2,000 -3,000) and Pride and prejudice (£8,000 -12,000), as well as a <br /> 2nd ed of Sense and sensibility (£1,000<br /> -2,000)<br /> Wordsworth's Poems 1807 (£800 -1,200)<br /> Dresser Birds of Europe (£3,000 -4,000) Maw Genus crocus. £1,200 <br /> -1,800) Willughby. Ornithology. 1678 (£400-500) Cricketing collection <br /> of the sports commentator Bob Crampsey Combe History of Madeira. 1821 <br /> (£800 -1,200) Nash. Worcestershire. 1779 (£600-800)<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Maps & prints include maps by Blaeu, Hondius & Pont, as well as a fine <br /> MS 18th century Scottish road map (£300 -5000, Craig''s plan for the <br /> New Town of Edinburgh (£500-700) and Speed's Kingdome of Scotland <br /> [c.1676] (£300<br /> -400)<br /> <br /> Autograph letters & manuscripts<br /> <br /> As well as the highlights mentioned above, are also a collection of <br /> letters from William Blackwood to his family (£500-700) and a <br /> collection of letters from David Robertson, Baron Marjoribanks (£200 <br /> -300)<br /> <br /> Art & Architecture includes the art reference collection of the <br /> interior designer the late Jimmy Thomson and a signed copy of <br /> Dresser's Art of decorative design, 1862 (£80 - 120)<br /> <br /> Children's literature includes works by Dahl, Doyle and Kathleen Hale, <br /> as well as the 13 Harry Potter firsts and the two Tolkien items <br /> already mentioned.<br /> <br /> History, Heraldry & Military includes early works by Winston Churchill <br /> (London to Ladysmith, 1900 (£200 -300), My early life, 1930 (£100 <br /> -150) and The Malakand Field Force, 1898 (£400-600), The Times <br /> history of the war in South Africa (£100 -150), Cokayne's peerage <br /> (£250-350), Douglas Baronage of Scotland (£120-220), Roy Military <br /> antiquities (£200 - 300), Thorn The war in India (£250-350) and Gould <br /> History of freemasonry (£100-150).<br /> <br /> Law includes a copy of the Petition seeking action against Rob Roy's <br /> sons for kidnapping Janet Mitchell (£150 - 250)<br /> <br /> Miscellaneous includes two good collections of cigarette cards, the <br /> 1823 edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (£250-350) and a <br /> collection of 256 early Penguin Books £150-250)<br /> <br /> Modern Firsts Amongst these are a signed copy of Summoned by Bells <br /> along with one of Betjeman's famous "dim" postcards (£80-120), Roddy <br /> Doyle's Paddy Clarke (£80-100), Ian Fleming's Man with the golden gun <br /> (£100-150), Thunderball (£80 -120), Graham Greene's Our man in Havana <br /> (£70 - 90), Barbara Pym's Excellent women (£150 - 250) , Ian Rankin's <br /> Black book (£80<br /> - 120), Steinbeck's East of Eden (£250 -350), and other works by <br /> Rushdie, Spark, Storey, Theroux and Vidal.<br /> <br /> Natural History & Agriculture includes Donovan's Natural history of <br /> British quadrupeds (£350 - 450) and Naturalist's repository (£200 <br /> -300), Houghton's British fresh-water fishes (£600-800), Johnson <br /> British wild flowers (£100 - 150), Millais British diving ducks <br /> (£450-550), Millais Mammals (£300 -400), Morris British birds (£300 <br /> -400), Museum rusticum (£200 -300), Persoon Synopsis plantarum, 1805 <br /> (£150 -250), Thorburn's Mamals. (£200 -250)<br /> <br /> Private Press, Bindings & Illustrated Books includes Beardsley's <br /> edition of Malory's King Arthur (£250 - 350), Burton's Arabian nights, <br /> 1897 (£250 -350), collections of books published by T. N. Foulis, and <br /> a group of pamphlets by William Morris (£100- 200)<br /> <br /> Science & mathematics includes Aquinas's commentary on Aristotle's De <br /> caelo, 1562 (£150 -250), Castro's De universa muliebrium morborum <br /> medicina, 1642 (£350 -450), Comenius's Fortunae Faber and other works <br /> bound together, 1662, etc. (£350 -450), Euler's Elemens d'algebre, <br /> 1807 (£100 -150), and Smiles Lives of the engineers (£120 -150)<br /> <br /> Sports & Pastimes includes several lots of Wisden amongst the lots <br /> forming the collection of Bob Crampsey, Grimble's Salmon rivers of <br /> Scotland (£200 -250), Maxwell Fishing at home and abroad (£200 -300), etc.<br /> <br /> Travel & topography includes Bright Travels from Vienna, 1818 (£150 - <br /> 250), Clarke New geographical dictionary, 1814 (£150 -250), Mackenzie <br /> Travels in Iceland, 1811 (£350 -450), Maitland Edinburgh, 1753 (£300 - <br /> 400), Phillips New voyages and travels (£500 -700), etc.
 
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