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Edinburghotland, United Kingdom
DoneTue, Jul 8, 2003 10:00 AM GMT

Books, Maps, Prints, Manuscripts & Autograph Letters

Sale of 268 lots items in the following subjects:

Maps & prints
Autograph letters & manuscripts
Art & Architecture
Children's literature
History & military
Law
Literature
Miscellaneous
Modern Firsts
Natural History & Agriculture
Philosophy & religion
Private press, bindings & illustrated books Science & mathematics
Scottish literature Sports & pastimes Travel & Topography


Highlights:

Burns Poems of 1787 with MS letters from Burns and others (£2,000
-3,000) Early 18th century MS Scottish recipe book (£800 -1,200)
Collection of letters from a young man on the Grand Tour (£3,500
-4,500) Letter signed by Rob Roy (£8,000 - 12,000) First editions of
Harry Potter, including uncorrected proofs of the Philosopher's stone,
The chamber of secrets & The prisoner of Azkaban, as well as signed
copies and early states Signed copy of Tolkien's Fellowship of the
Ring 2ed 1967 (£450 -650) and uncorrected proof copy of The two
towers which belonged to Naomi Mitchison (£800 -1,200) Boyer Fortified
towns of Europe 1701 (£600 -800) Austen 1sts of Northanger Abbey
(£2,000 -3,000) and Pride and prejudice (£8,000 -12,000), as well as a
2nd ed of Sense and sensibility (£1,000
-2,000)
Wordsworth's Poems 1807 (£800 -1,200)
Dresser Birds of Europe (£3,000 -4,000) Maw Genus crocus. £1,200
-1,800) Willughby. Ornithology. 1678 (£400-500) Cricketing collection
of the sports commentator Bob Crampsey Combe History of Madeira. 1821
(£800 -1,200) Nash. Worcestershire. 1779 (£600-800)





Maps & prints include maps by Blaeu, Hondius & Pont, as well as a fine
MS 18th century Scottish road map (£300 -5000, Craig''s plan for the
New Town of Edinburgh (£500-700) and Speed's Kingdome of Scotland
[c.1676] (£300
-400)

Autograph letters & manuscripts

As well as the highlights mentioned above, are also a collection of
letters from William Blackwood to his family (£500-700) and a
collection of letters from David Robertson, Baron Marjoribanks (£200
-300)

Art & Architecture includes the art reference collection of the
interior designer the late Jimmy Thomson and a signed copy of
Dresser's Art of decorative design, 1862 (£80 - 120)

Children's literature includes works by Dahl, Doyle and Kathleen Hale,
as well as the 13 Harry Potter firsts and the two Tolkien items
already mentioned.

History, Heraldry & Military includes early works by Winston Churchill
(London to Ladysmith, 1900 (£200 -300), My early life, 1930 (£100
-150) and The Malakand Field Force, 1898 (£400-600), The Times
history of the war in South Africa (£100 -150), Cokayne's peerage
(£250-350), Douglas Baronage of Scotland (£120-220), Roy Military
antiquities (£200 - 300), Thorn The war in India (£250-350) and Gould
History of freemasonry (£100-150).

Law includes a copy of the Petition seeking action against Rob Roy's
sons for kidnapping Janet Mitchell (£150 - 250)

Miscellaneous includes two good collections of cigarette cards, the
1823 edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (£250-350) and a
collection of 256 early Penguin Books £150-250)

Modern Firsts Amongst these are a signed copy of Summoned by Bells
along with one of Betjeman's famous "dim" postcards (£80-120), Roddy
Doyle's Paddy Clarke (£80-100), Ian Fleming's Man with the golden gun
(£100-150), Thunderball (£80 -120), Graham Greene's Our man in Havana
(£70 - 90), Barbara Pym's Excellent women (£150 - 250) , Ian Rankin's
Black book (£80
- 120), Steinbeck's East of Eden (£250 -350), and other works by
Rushdie, Spark, Storey, Theroux and Vidal.

Natural History & Agriculture includes Donovan's Natural history of
British quadrupeds (£350 - 450) and Naturalist's repository (£200
-300), Houghton's British fresh-water fishes (£600-800), Johnson
British wild flowers (£100 - 150), Millais British diving ducks
(£450-550), Millais Mammals (£300 -400), Morris British birds (£300
-400), Museum rusticum (£200 -300), Persoon Synopsis plantarum, 1805
(£150 -250), Thorburn's Mamals. (£200 -250)

Private Press, Bindings & Illustrated Books includes Beardsley's
edition of Malory's King Arthur (£250 - 350), Burton's Arabian nights,
1897 (£250 -350), collections of books published by T. N. Foulis, and
a group of pamphlets by William Morris (£100- 200)

Science & mathematics includes Aquinas's commentary on Aristotle's De
caelo, 1562 (£150 -250), Castro's De universa muliebrium morborum
medicina, 1642 (£350 -450), Comenius's Fortunae Faber and other works
bound together, 1662, etc. (£350 -450), Euler's Elemens d'algebre,
1807 (£100 -150), and Smiles Lives of the engineers (£120 -150)

Sports & Pastimes includes several lots of Wisden amongst the lots
forming the collection of Bob Crampsey, Grimble's Salmon rivers of
Scotland (£200 -250), Maxwell Fishing at home and abroad (£200 -300), etc.

Travel & topography includes Bright Travels from Vienna, 1818 (£150 -
250), Clarke New geographical dictionary, 1814 (£150 -250), Mackenzie
Travels in Iceland, 1811 (£350 -450), Maitland Edinburgh, 1753 (£300 -
400), Phillips New voyages and travels (£500 -700), etc.