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Edinburghotland, United Kingdom
DoneWed, Nov 19, 2003 10:30 AM GMT

Books, Maps, Photo's, Prints & Manuscripts

Sale of 399 lots items in the following subjects:

Railways
Maps & prints
Architecture & Art
Children’s Literature
History, Politics & Military
Law
Literature
Miscellaneous
Natural History
Performing Arts
Philosophy & Religion
Photography
Private Press, Bindings & Illustrated Books
Scottish Literature
Sports & Pastimes
Travel & Topography

Highlights

The John Byworth Rowley collection of Railway Books Lots 1 - 33

The Les Maden very substantial collection of books on architecture and design Lots 88 - 96
The Charles Stewart of Shambellie collection of art reference books Lots 103 –122
A large collection of works and pamphlets by William Prynne Lots 189-197
The Elliot-Minto Scrap Album of sketches, drawings and watercolours by members of the Elliot family. C.1806- c. 1860 (Lot 253) (£1,000 – 1,500)
MS cookery book of Mrs Catherine Brisbane, 1719 (Lot 256) (£400-500)
The photographic archive of Alfredo Quaglino (1894-1972) (£1,000 – 2,000)
An original John Bewick woodcut for The New Robinson Crusoe. C. 1780s. (Lot 302) (£350-450)
An album of Mediterranean & Near East watercolour views. 1851. (£1,000-1,500)

Railways
Lots include collections of biography, designers & engineers, early railway history, foreign railways, general surveys, industrial and military railways, Ireland, Lancashire & Midlands, issues of the Locomotive Magazine, London & North Eastern Railway, narrow gauge, reminiscences & history, Scottish & North of England, Southern & Great Western Railway, and USA. Items offered individually include: Clark Railway machinery. 2 vols. 1855 (£200-400); Freeling’s Grand Junction Railway companion, 1838 (£100-200); Maclean. North Eastern Railway: the locomotives 1841- 1922 & 1854 –1905 (£100-150); Schneider & Cie. Locomotives. 1880? (£100 –200) and Wishaw Railways of Great Britain, 1840 (£200-300).

Maps & prints
Includes maps published by the East India Company of Bengal, etc. 1776 (£300-500), Delhi, etc. 1794 (£200-300), Jaghir, 1794 (£250-350), a map of Jamaica by James Robertson, 1804 (£200-300).

Architecture & Art
Numerous lots of art reference material in addition to the collections mentioned under highlights. This section also includes: Durand Raccolta e parallelo delle fabbriche classiche, 1833 (£250-350); Gibbs Book of architecture, 1739 (£500-800); McGrath & Frost Glass in architecture and decoration, 1937 (£120-240); Mellor Meigs & Howe Work. 1923 (£100-150) and Shepherd & Jellico Italian gardens of the Renaisance,1925 (£150-250).

Children’s Literature
Several large lots of children’s works, Defoe Robinson Crusoe, 1790 (£150-250); Doyel The coming of the fairies, 1922 (£100-150); Keightley Fairy mythology, 1818 (£100-150); Milne House at Pooh Corner, 1928 with dustwrapper (£350-450); Rowling Hary Potter and the Philosopher’s stone, 1st paperback edition, 1997 (£200-300); Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets, dustwrapper, signed, 1998 (£800-1,200) and other Harry Potter 1sts; Stowe Uncle Tom’s cabin, London, 1852 (£100-150); Upton The adventures of two Dutch dolls, 1895 (£120-240)

History, Politics & Economics
Includes several lots of military history interest and Bryce The American Commonwealth, 3 vols., 1st impression, 1888 (£150-250); Dasent Burnt Njal or life in Iceland at the end of the 10th century, 2 vols. 1861 (£100-200); Gibbon Decline & fall, 12 volumes, 1788-91 (£450-650); collection of 15 historical & civil war tracts, 1608-1650 (£350-550); Mahan Influence of sea power and other works by Mahan (£100-150); Nazional Sozialistische Deuteche Arbeiter Parte Deutschland erwacht, 1933 (£100-200).

Law
Includes: Coke’s Institutes, 1669-70 (£400-600); Mackenzie Precedency, 1680 (£200-300); Voet De duellis ex omini jure decisis casubus, 1658 (£100-150)

Literature
With works by Auden, Butler, Byron, Roy Campbell, Graves, Thackeray, etc.; Tennyson In memoriam, 1850 (£200-300); Trollope Last chronicle of Barset, 1867 (£250-350)

Natural History
With Baker Microscope, 1753 (£200-300); 2 volumes of flower drawings (£300-400); Jeffries Treatise on diamonds, 1871 (£80-120); Millais Mammals of Great Britain, 3 vols., 1904-06 (£300-400).

Performing arts
With several lots devoted to ballet, theatre & costume, and Svetlov Thamar Karsavina, 1922 (£250-350) and a collection of theatre and concert programmes, tickets, etc. mostly for London opera and theatre 1934-1945 (£100-150)

Philosophy & Religion
Includes: Bible, London, 1599 (£200-300); Buchanan Psalmorum, Paris, 1575 (£100-150); Muffett Commentaries upon the whole booke of the Proverbs, 1596 (£100-150); Palingenius Zodicaus vitae, 1574 (£100-150); Varillas La practique de l’education des princes, Amsterdam, 1691 (£80-120)

Photography
In addition to the archive of Alfredo Quaglino mentioned under Highlights, there is a collection of photographic reference works (£100-150), works by Robert Mapplethorpe (£80 –120), and a collection of photographs of Indian military life 1917-18 (£200-400).

Private Press, Bindings & Illustrated Books
Press books include the Golden Cockerel Press Lawrence Crusader Castle, 2 vols., 1936 (£650-850) and the Officina Bodoni Katherine Mansfield Garden party, 1939 (£600-800). This section also includes a lot of King Penguins and Insel Verlag publications (£100-200), Boccaccio Le decamron, 10 vols., 1779 (£300-500); a large collection of works by the Folio Society (£150-250); a collection of Victorian pictorial cloth bindings (£120-240), Wagner Siegfried illus. Rackham, 1911 (£150-250).

Scottish Literature
Includes: 3 Glasgow chapbooks, c. 1850 (£70-90); Leyden Poetical remains, 1819 & Poems & ballads, 1858 (£100-150); Stevenson Works (Swantson edition), 25 volumes. 1911-12 (£200-250); Weber The Battle of Floden, 1808 (£100-150)

Sports & Pastimes
31 lots, including Carruthers Big game of Asia, 1905 (£100-150); Daniel Rural sports + supplement, 4 vols., 1807 (£300-500); Darrah Sport in the Highlands of Kashmir, 1898 (£250-350); Grimble Salmon rivers of Scotland, 1902 (£200-250); Millais British deer, 1913 (£100-150); Payne-Gallwey Duck decoys, 1886 (£150-250); Thorburn Game birds, 1929 & Pollard Game birds, 1929 (£250-350)

Travel & Topography
Includes: Ainslie A selection of his views in Turkey, in Europe and in Asia, 1812 (£300-500); Condamine Mesure des trios premiers degrees du meridien. 1751 (£400-600); Park Travels in the interior districts of Africa, 2 vols., 1799, 1815 (£300-400); Views of the Tyne, 1840 (£120-180); Annan Old country houses of Glasgow, 1878 (£150-250); Morris Views of the seats of noblemen, 6 vols., 1870 (£150-250)