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DoneTue, Feb 01, 2005 5:00 AM EST
Edinburgh, UK

Printed Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Atlases

Sale of 592 lots items in the following subjects: Architecture & Art Atlases & Maps Beekeeping Children’s Literature Cookery History History of Science & Medicine Law Literature Music Natural History Naval & Military (including Nelson memorabilia) Peerage & Family History Philosophy & Religion Politics & Economics Private Press, Bindings & Illustrated Books Scottish Literature Sports & Pastimes Travel & Topography Highlights The sale includes the libraries of the late Henry Goodsir Smith, the late Dr Henry Adam and the collection of Scottish legal and historical texts of Mr & Mrs Robert Maxtone Graham Anderson. Observations on the means of exciting a spirit of national industry. 1st ed. 1777 (£1,000-1,500) Austen. Emma. 1st ed. 1816 (£2,000-3,000) Bannatyne Club. An almost complete collection of the publications. (£10,000-15,000) Bligh. A narrative of the mutiny on board H.M.’s ship Bounty. 1st ed. 1790 (£3,000-5,000) Blome. Britannia. 1673 (£1,500-2,000) Boyle. Tracts. 1671 (£800-1,200) Byng. The trial of Admiral John Byng. 1757 expanded with a large collection of autograph and printed items associated with Byng and his contemporaries, including Byng’s will signed two days before his execution. (£5,000-8,000) Campbell. Vitruvius Britannicus. 3 vols. 1715, 1717 & 1725 (£2,500-3,500) Fenelon. Telemaque. 1734 One of 150 copies (£1,500-2,500) Guild of Women Binders. A fine binding by Helene Cox on a copy of Roger’s Italy. 1838 (£2,500-3,500) Haydn. VI original canzonettas [+ second set]. 1794-95. The first set signed by Haydn (£800-1,200) Ireland. Picturesque views. 8 vols. Green morocco by Riviere. 1792-1800 (£2,500-3,500) Justinian. Trium digestorum seu pandectarum. Lyons, 1514. With the signature of Alexander Mylne, first President of the Court of Session in Scotland. (£1,000-1,500) Nelson. AL from Edward Bentham introducing the young Nelson to the Seahorse, the ship on which Nelson made his third sea voyage. 1773 (£1,500-2,500) Nelson. Autograph note from Nelson to the incumbent of St. George’s Hanover Sq., London, giving thanks for the recovery from the amputation of his right arm. 1797 (£3,500-4,500) Nelson. Commission on vellum appointing Nelson to the rank of Vice Admiral of the Blue. 1801 (£2,500-3,500) Newton. Principia mathematica. 2nd. ed. “Donum editoris” (£4,000-6,000) Pettus. Fleta minor. 1683 (£1,000-1,500) Raimondi. Delle caccie. Naples 1626 (£800-1,200) Ramelli. Diverse et artificiose machine. 1588 (£8,000-12,000) Roberts. Holy Land. 6 vols. in 3. small 4to. 1855-56 (£2,000-3,000) Sayer & Bennet. The American military pocket atlas. 1776 (£4,500-6,500) Thomson. Aoimotomia or the pest anatomised. 1666 (£800-1,000)