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CARLOS I: (1863-1908) KING OF PORTUGAL 1889-1908.  Assassinated.

King Carlos

Photographic portrait signed and dated in his hand, "Windsor 17 XI - 904". The head and shoulders portrait of the King in uniform by Vidal & Fonseca, Lisboa. The portrait 9 x 6 1/2 inches, the mount 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. The mount toned, the portrait very good apart from a very narrow pale faint line through the facial area.  


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DAFT, RICHARD: Kings of Cricket, Reminiscences & Anecdotes with Hints on the Game. With Introduction by Andrew Lang and Illustrated by 80 Portraits of Eminent Cricketeers.

Item No. 17501

Bolton: Tillotson, 1893. Subscriber's large paper edition, signed by Daft and numbered 77. 4to (10 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches), pages: xiv:274:iv (the list of 106 subscribers). Original 3/4 roan, the cloth of the upper cover pictorially blocked in gilt. Endpapers browned and a little marked. Inscribed and signed by Percy de Paravicini (1862-1921), the English amateur cricketeer. Binding hopelessly repaired with sellotape - not affecting cloth sides. In need of re-backing and re-cornering and priced to allow for such.


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DELABERE COLLECTION: A Catalogue of the Most Singular, Rare, and Valuable Collection of Portraits by the Passes, Delaram etc. Some of them Unique. Being the contents of a Very Celebrated Book .... most of them Very Brilliant Impressions, and in the Finest condition. Which will be sold by Auction by Mr Christie at his Great Room, Pall Mall, on Friday March 29, 1811.

Item No. 17488

Item No. 17488

Item No. 17488

London: 1811. 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 inches), 44-pages. 152-Lots. Old half calf, marbled boards, the spine lettered in gilt, "Mr. Bindley's Portraits 1811".

Spine chipped, both boards detached, title dust marked.

Buyers names and prices realised added in a contemporary hand, perhaps that of James Bindley (1737-1818; a commissioner of stamp duties; a collector of books & engravings). The title page is inscribed at head, "Mr Bindley, Stamp Office". The sale of Bindleys collection upon his death raised over £29,000.

Very rare. No copy cited on Copac.


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Item No. 17542

Item No. 17542_2

London: Globe Playhouse, 1973. Number 55 of a limited edition of 100 copies signed by the contributors. Portraits. 8vo (8 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches), 80-pages. Publisher's tan calf backed red cloth gilt boards, all edges gilt.

Elisabeth Frink's copy inscribed to her & her husband by Sam Wanamaker, "for Lis and Alex from Sam". There are the signatures of the 13 contributors including Ted Hughes & Seamus Heaney.

Very good.


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FRINK, ELISABETH; WANAMAKER, SAM; PRINGLE, ROGER (Editor): Poems for Shakespeare 6.

Item No. 17540

Item No. 17540

London: Globe Playhouse, 1977. Number 43 of a limited edition of 120 copies signed by all the contributors apart from Thomas Blackburn who died before publication, a loosely inserted slip states so. 8vo (8 3/4 x 53/4 inches), 51-pages, original two-tone cloth, all edges gilt; very good in slightly faded slipcase.

Elisabeth Frink's copy inscribed to her & her husband by Sam Wanamaker, "for Lis and Alex love Sam".

Contributors are Elizabeth Jennings, Thomas Blackburn, Iain Crichton Smith, Brendan Kennelly, A.L. Rowse, Richard Burns, John Wain, D.M. Thomas, George Barker, Donald Davie, Elaine Feinstein, John Montague, Edwin Morgan, Charles Tomlinson & Patric Dickinson.


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GORDON, CHARLES GEORGE (1833-1885) "Gordon of Khartoum".


Autograph signature on 32mo  (4 1/8 x 2 5/16 inches) banknote issued during the siege of Khartoum. In Arabic.

Khartoum, Sudan [1884] .Good on light card.


* From the collection of Field Marshal Francis Wallace Grenfell, 1st Baron Grenfell.  A total of 91,700 of these notes were issued to allow for payment of wages to the troops during the siege and the purchase of supplies; the earlier issues signed by Gordon himself, as here; later being signed hectographically instead.  Very few of these notes survive as, after the fall of Khartoum and the massacre by the Madhi's forces, being in possession of these notes was punishable by death.

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INDIA GIRL GUIDES.: An album of Original Photographs and loose photographs of the Girl Guides Gymkhana, Baluchistan, India & Empire Day celebrations, 1935 & 1938.

Item No. 17479

Item No. 17479

Item No. 17479

Item No. 17479

Item No. 17479

Quetta: Mullick, Frontier Studio, 1935. The album contains 4 half plate photographs (8 x 5 inches), portrait groups, & 13 quarter plate (5 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches) of the event. The album marked but internally good. Also 6 loose half plate photographs, groups & events, one captioned to the reverse "The Chief Scout (Honble Col. St. John) delivering his speech to the Boy Scouts & Girl Guides".

Together with two printed "Girl Guides Commissioner's Warrants" certifying that Lady St. John is to act as Agency Commissioner of the Girl Guides in the Rajputana Agency, 1935 & 1938. The photographs by Mullick, Frontier Studio, Quetta.


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JEWITT, LLEWELLYNN [ FREDERICK WILLIAM ] (1816-1886), Antiquary, illustrator, engraver, natural scientist and author of The Ceramic Art of Great Britain.


A series of 12 autograph letters signed, 60-sides 8vo. Winster Hall, Derbyshire & elsewhere. Three of the letters (15-sides 1875-1881) are addressed to "Dr. Brushfield" [Thomas Nadauld Brushfield (1828–1910), Alienist and Antiquarian]. The other 9 letters are addressed to another member of the Brushfield family.

His letter of 27th September 1875 thanks him for sending a copy of the "Metropolitan, with the portrait of your father ........ To me there is a somewhat coarse, common, and low look (if I may so express myself) re the portrait ..." and continues at length as to how a better portrait may be produced or even a parian bust - "I have just arranged ... to do a bust of my dear old friend S.C.Hall, whose name you will know" and continues that he is preparing a memoir of Brushfield's father for the next number of the 'Reliquary'.

His letter of 30th January 1876 to Dr. Brushfield expresses great alarm on reading of his narrow escape from "the attack made upon you". That of 28th September 1881 refers to a book on Gloucestershire, his own 'Half Hours among English Antiquities' and sings the praises of Devonshire, congratulating him upon his retirement to Budleigh Salterton.

The remaining 9 letters (45-sides, 1865-1881) are perhaps to Brushfield's brother and concern heraldry, various books, family matters and that he is "grieved but not surprised at what you tell me regarding the Reverend delinquent. It is grievous to see a minister of religion so forget himself" and much else on the subject.


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Autograph letter, 3-sides 8vo, signed, "Kitchener" to "My Dear Grenfell" [Field Marshal Francis Wallace Grenfell, 1st Baron Grenfell].  "I am indeed sorry that in a time of so much trouble the additional worry of the difficulties of the Bank of Egypt should be thrown upon you" and continues by offering assistance & concluding that he has "been much pleased with the reception of the people so far". 

British Agency, Cairo, 18th Oct. n.y. [c.1911]. Very good.


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LUND, HARALD H: Cirkus. Helsidestegninger af Erik Stockmarr, Vignetter af Eiler Kragh.

Item No. 17464

Item No. 17464

Item No. 17464

Item No. 17464

Kobenhavn: C. A. Reitzels, 1936. First edition. 10 Wonderful full page coloured plates and 15 vignettes, some coloured. Folio (12 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches), 26-pages, original cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards. A little corner rubbing but overall a truly lovely copy of this very rare work.


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LUND, HARALD H: Toget Den Sjove Bog. Med tegninger af Arne Ungermann.

Item No. 17466

Item No. 17466

Kobenhavn: Reitzels [ 1936 ]. First edition. Coloured pictorial title, 10 delightful full-page plates and coloured tail piece by Ungerman, with b & w facing illustrations incorporating verse. Folio (12 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches), 24-pages. Original cloth backed coloured pictorial boards. Light rubbing to edges of boards, headband bumped. Short gift inscription at head of title dated Berlin, 1936. Overall very good. The last splendid plate depicts the locomotive passing over the then newly built Little Belt bridge.


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MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL : MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL of a short tour of Holland and Germany in 1830.The unidentified writer travelling with his friend Henry Cramer.

He departs from Clapham Common on 29th of August 1830 and thence by steamer to Rotterdam, staying at the New Bath Hotel, where on the 30th, "at 4 o'clock we dined at the Table d'hote ... which consisted of 60 people, a most delightful contrivance for the comfort and amusement of a traveller where for a less sum than he can get a bad dinner in England in sulky solitude he finds a sumptuous repast and has an opportunity of observing the manners and opinions of every grade of society ......... .I sat next to Artario and thereby gained a double advantage - for besides a man of pleasing manners and much information - I learned how to behave myself at table ..... it is the custom of these Tables d'hote to cover the table, and the dishes are then removed in turn (when the eyes of the guests have informed them of the contents of the bill of fare) and cut up by the waiters and handed round - now I as an Englishman and a novice should certainly very quickly proceeded to satisfy the calls of hunger upon the dish nearest to me - a piece of presumption and barbarous rudeness which would undoubtedly have drawn down on my manners the disgust and odium of all around me ....."

The following day he and his friend perambulate the city before setting off for Le Haye, "the Diligence stopping at the commencement of the city, we had to walk a considerable way thro' a long ill lighted street before we could find any vestige of a place of abode. We beat down some time in a more frequented part of the town ...... and at last went into a shop for a direction to an Hotel ..... Henry went immediately to bed and I having found ..... in the visitors book (which is kept in all Hotels on the Continent .... for the surveillance of the Police) that Artario had arrived some hours ago at the same Hotel ....... the short allowance of 2 hours sleep this night made me vent many invections upon a numerous colony of fleas, who received me, as soon as they found me comfortably settled ....."

On Wednesday the 1st Sept. they rise at 5am to see the sights of Le Haye before returning to Rotterdam and next day boarding a steamer for Cologne where he, ".... had not long laid down when a new importation of passengers entered the Boat....and began to converse and smoke with the Steward, a rascal who made noise enough for six, so that the cabin was filled with heat, stink, and tumult - In this hot atmosphere I who had lain down in perfect despair of resting 5 minutes, found the first sound sleep I had had for a week, and awoke about 5am quite refreshed. The ladies however complained bitterly".

On the 3rd, whilst the boat was stopped taking on provisions he thought he, "might as well stretch my legs on shore for a few minutes.....having asked how long she wd stay, ran ashore intending to be back within half the time announced to me - I just gave myself the opportunity of deciding that the good town of Wesel was a very stupid uninteresting place and ran at a good trot back to the landing place - when to my utter dismay I found a crowd of natives holding up their hands and saying something though I did not understand I thought sounded very ominous - and lo! the Boat was quickly sailing away at some hundred yards distance - Black and beastly as she was I wd have given something at that moment to have been in the dirtiest corner of her...." He does however manage to re-board the boat.

The remainder of the journal largely unread although we note that they travel to Coblentz where they inspect a military camp attended by Princes William and Albert of Prussia, visit Mainz, "... the Austrians are clumsily made and their faces dull and inanimate ...", Heidelberg, Carlsruhe, and at "Strasburg ........ our companion wishing to see all the novelties and provide himself with a tricolour cravat of the newest fashion - I believe I disgusted him not a little by not exhibiting a similar taste and adopting the new colours of emancipated France .... I bought a cockade however for Henry on condition of his not wearing it in my company ....." The journal ends whilst they are at Freiburg on Friday 24th Sept. 1830.

8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), closely written in a small but legible hand on 76-pages (about 15,000 words), remainder blank. Contemporary full tan calf; rubbed.29th August to the 24th September 1830.


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MAUNDRELL, HENRY: A Journey from Aleppo to Jerusalem At Easter A. D. 1697. The Fourth Edition, To which is now added an Account of the Authors Journey to the Banks of Euphrates at Beer, and to the Country of Mesopotamia.

Item No. 17460

Item No. 17460

Oxford: at the Theatre, 1721. Folding engraved frontispiece 'The Prospect of Aleppo', engraved title vignette and 14 further engraved plates, of which 8 folding. 8vo (7 5/8 x 4 3/4 inches), pages: (10):145:(7):10. Very well bound 20th Century full tan polished calf, spine with raised bands and gilt lettered direct. Inscription 'To Eliza Charl'te Shelley from her affect. Grand Papa Joseph Parker, April 2nd 1821' on front fly. Split to right hand plate mark of title vignette, no loss. A beautiful clean & crisp copy, well and sympathetically bound.


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MINIATURE BOOK: Petite Excursion en France.

Item No. 17457

Item No. 17457

Item No. 17457

Paris: Marcilly, n.d. c. 1825. Engraved vignette title (a diligence) & 11 engraved costume plates as called for. Miniature book (3 x 2 inches), 128-pages. Original blindstamped green boards; rubbing to extremities, lacking backstrip, some foxing within.


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REUNERT, THEODORE (1856-1943). British born South African Engineer, Gold & Diamond Miner: His manuscript lecture notes of "Professor Thorpe's Lecture on The Elements of Inorganic Chemistry" 12 Oct. 1877 - 22 Jan. 1879 whilst a student at the Yorkshire College of Science ( now the University of Leeds).

Item No. 17481

Item No. 17481

Item No. 17481

Leeds: 1879. Reunert founded, with Otto Lenz, Reunert & Lenz; quickly becoming South Africa's leading specialists in the new fields of electric lighting and power transmission. Since 1983 known as Reunert Ltd. 8vo. 306-pages, some pen & ink illustrations. Original soft black roan now lacking most of backstrip.

Reunert came to South Africa in 1879 and worked as an engineer at the Orion Diamond Mining Company in Kimberley. About 1884 he established his own firm, "T. Reunert, Engineer and Machinist". He was elected a member of the (British) Institution of Mechanical Engineers in 1883, and a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1889, serving on the South African advisory committees of both bodies. In 1888 he moved to Johannesburg (where gold had been discovered two years earlier) and, in partnership with Otto Lenz, founded the engineering firm Reunert & Lenz in 1889. Reunert's knowledge of the diamond mines around Kimberley led to several publications. In 1886 he wrote "Diamond mining at the Cape" for inclusion in the Official handbook ... of the Cape of Good Hope, and "Diamonds & Gold in South Africa" [London: Stanford, 1893].


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SHANDON COLLECTION: Catalogue of the Celebrated Assemblage of Works of Art and Vertu, known as the Shandon Collection Formed during the last half-century by that well-known Amateur Robert Napier. Chinese and Japanese Porcelain ... Ancient and Modern Pictures ... Silver ... Bronzez ... Chinese Enamels .... Which will be sold by Auction by Messrs. Christie, Manson, and Woods at their Great Rooms ... on Wednesday, April 11, 1877. 3432 Lots sold over 20 days.

Item No. 17497

Item No. 17497

London: 1877. 8vo (9 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches), 222-pages, original red cloth blocked in blind and lettered in gilt. Very good.Together with the volume published after the sale, the auction catalogue but with the names of the buyers and the prices realised. This 4to (10 x 7 1.2 inches), 195-pages, original red cloth; a large portion of the backstrip detached but present.

The sale total was £49,744.4.6. Rare.


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TEESDALE, HENRY: Yorkshire To the Nobility, Gentry & Clergy of Yorkshire this Map of the County constructed from a survey commenced in the year 1817 & corrected in the years 1827 & 1828, is respectfully dedicated by the proprietors.

Item No. 17500

Item No. 17500

Item No. 17500

London: Henry Teesdale and Co & C Stocking April 21, 1828. This large scale map of Yorkshire, 3/4 inch to the mile. Engraved map, uncoloured, dissected into 72 sections and mounted on linen in 9 sections. Size overall approx. 840 x 2200mm. With engraved title and large engraved view of York Minster. Folding within the contemporary tan calf over wood 2-part pull-off book box. The spine gilt and with lettering piece. Some scuffing and rubbing to the case, some wear and old repair to base. The case 13 3./4 x 11 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches. The map very good. Case not unattractive.


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TYRRELL, HENRY: The History of the War with Russia, giving full details of the Operations of the Allied Armies. Illustrated by a series of steel engravings comprising portraits of Celebrated Commanders; Events of the War; Battle Scenes; Maps & Plans.

Item No. 17483

London: London Printing & Publishing Co. n.d. c. 1855. Three volumes bound as two. 3 engraved titles, plates and double-page maps - these hand-coloured in outline. 2 volumes small folio (11 x 7 1/2 inches), pages: 384:1-92 & 93-380:1-338:xxxix (Chronological Precis of the Events of the War & Index):(1, Directions to the Binder). Publisher's [?] de-luxe binding of full black calf, decorative gilt and blind borders to sides enclosing on the upper a gilt blocked battly scene (in blind on lower boards). Spines gilt blocked with military trophies and with crimson lettering piece.

Some chipping to headbands and rubbing to extremities and corners, some foxing to prelims. Overall a handsome binding in good condition.


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