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London, United Kingdom
DoneThu, Oct 20, 2005 7:00 AM GMT

Travel, Chess, General Books & Photographs

Travel, Topography, Sport, Natural History and Science
Thursday 20th October

The morning session concentrates on Africa, the Americas, Asia, China, Egypt, Europe, India, Japan, Persia, Russia, South East Asia, Turkey, the West Indies, and a large Middle East presence. The morning session continues with Mountaineering, Oceania, Polar Exploration and Voyages. The afternoon begins with Topography and a private collection of books relating to Cambridge. In addition most English Counties and Regions are represented.

Private Press, Illustrated & Children's Books, Drawings and Watercolours
Thursday 27th October

This sale includes one of the finest collections of books illustrated by Edmund Dulac and Arthur Rackham to be sold in recent years. The 57 volumes are almost all the de luxe issues, signed by the artists and bound in vellum. Private Press is one of the most popular subject areas at Bloomsbury and we are delighted to be offering over 200 lots from the property of Anthony Dowd. We have also a large collection of works by Cecil Aldin.

Fine Chess Sets and Games
Thursday 3rd November

This autumn sale continues to offer an excellent range of Chess Sets and includes many items from an extremely desirable private collection. There is also an extensive selection of antiquarian chess books and prints.

General Books
Thursday 10th November

Together with the usual collection of Literature, Modern First Editions, Science and Medicine, Bibliography and Travel we have two major art properties concentrating on Classical and Middle Eastern Antiquities. Also included is a small and interesting collection of Japanese works.

19th & 20th Century Photographs
Monday 14th November

A sale spanning all areas of photography from all eras. It includes collections of works by Mapplethorpe, Florence Henri, Frederick Fiebig, Terence Donovan and Bettina Rheims.