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Tuesday, July 12 2011

Two Day Sale of Fine Art, Antiques and Collectables

Viewing Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 12pm-4pm, Monday 10am-7pm immediately prior to sale. Open on mornings of sale (Tuesday and Wednesday) from 8.30am until 10am for viewing. Sale starts promptly at 10am each day. Please remember that if you want to leave a commission bid or bid by telephone we need all instructions by Monday 6.30pm before sale.

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Lot 588 SOLD FOR: £ 420

Sylvia Plath - "The Bell Jar", published by William Heinemann, London 1963 (one black cloth bound volume with dust wrapper - wrapper worn)

Guide Price: £500-700

Lot 589

Arthur C. Clarke - Two volumes - "2001: A Space Odyssey", first UK edition, published by Hutchinson, London 1968 (together with signed book plate "Ex Libris Arthur C. Clarke", and "2010: Odyssey Two", published by Phantasia Press, Michigan 1982 (two hard bound volumes with dust wrappers - latter with slip case)

Guide Price: £500-700

Lot 590

Lewis Carroll - "The Hunting of the Snark", illustrated by Henry Holiday, published by MacMillan & Co., London, 1876 (one buff cloth bound volume - poor condition)

Guide Price: £300-400

Lot 591

Lewis Carroll - "Through the Looking-Glass", illustrated by John Tenniel, published by MacMillan & Co., London 1972 (one red cloth bound volume - worn condition and with some pages missing)

Guide Price: £300-400

Lot 592

Lewis Carroll - Two volumes - "Sylvie and Bruno", and "Sylvia and Bruno Concluded", published by MacMillan & Co., London, 1889 and 1893 (two red cloth bound volumes - poor condition)

Guide Price: £600-800

Lot 593 SOLD FOR: £ 50

Ronald Carl - "Giles Daily Express and Sunday Express Cartoons", published by Lane Publications Ltd., 1946 (one paper bound volume)

Guide Price: £70-100

Lot 594 SOLD FOR: £ 150

Joseph Conrad - Two volumes - "The Rover" and "Suspense", first editions published by T. Fisher Unwin Ltd., London 1923 and J.M. Dent & Sons, London 1925 respectively (two cloth bound volumes with dust wrappers - slightly worn conditions)

Guide Price: £200-300

Lot 595

Mervyn Peake - "Titus Groan", first edition published by Eyre & Spottiswoode, London 1946 (one red cloth bound volume with second impression dust wrapper for same)

Guide Price: £200-300

Lot 596 SOLD FOR: £ 450

Mervyn Peake - Three volumes - "The Gormenghast Trilogy" comprising: "Titus Groan", "Gormenghast" and "Titus Alone", published by Eyre & Spottiswoode, London 1946, 1955 and 1959 respectively (Titus Groan and Titus Alone are first editions - Titus Groan with second impression dust wrapper - three red cloth bound volumes with dust wrappers)

Guide Price: £600-800

Lot 597 SOLD FOR: £ 50

Mervyn Peake - "Mr. Pye", first edition, published by William Heinemann, London 1953 (one blue cloth bound volume with price clipped dust wrapper - worn)

Guide Price: £60-80

Lot 598

Salman Rushdie - Three volumes - "Midnight's Children", "Haroun and the Sea of Stories", and "The Moor's Last Sigh", published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1981, Granta Books 1990, and Jonathan Cape 1995 (three cloth bound volumes with dust wrappers - former and latter volumes signed)

Guide Price: £500-700

Lot 599

Ronald Searle - "Searle's Cats", first edition, published by Dennis Dobson, London 1967 (one hard bound volume with dust wrapper - worn), and eleven other volumes illustrated by Ronald Searle (mostly worn)

Guide Price: £120-160

Lot 600

J. M. Barrie - "Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens", illustrated by Arthur Rackham, published by Hodder & Stoughton, London (one green cloth bound volume - worn)

Guide Price: £1500-2000

Lot 601 SOLD FOR: £ 100

Kazuo Ishiguro - Two volumes - "An Artist of the Floating World", and "The Remains of the Day", both first editions, published by Faber & Faber, London, 1986 and 1989 respectively (two black cloth bound volumes with dust wrappers - both signed)

Guide Price: £150-200

Lot 602 SOLD FOR: £ 50

John Buchan - "The Thirty-Nine Steps", published by William Blackwood & Sons, 1915 (one blue cloth bound volume - lacking dust wrapper - worn)

Guide Price: £70-100

Lot 603

Louis De Bernieres - "Captain Corelli's Mandolin", first edition, published by Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd., London, 1994 (one white cloth bound volume with dust wrapper)

Guide Price: £150-200

Lot 604

Thomas Harris - Two volumes - "Black Sunday", UK and US first editions, published by Hodder & Stoughton, and G. P. Putnam, 1975 respectively, (two cloth bound volumes with dust wrappers - both lightly worn)

Guide Price: £150-200

Lot 605

William P. Blatty - "The Exorcist", first edition, published by Harper & Row, new York, 1971 (one cloth bound volume with dust wrapper - signed by author)

Guide Price: £150-200

Lot 606

William P. Blatty - "The Exorcist", first edition, published by Harper & Row, New York, 1971 (one cloth bound volume with dust wrapper - apparently signed by Linda Blair)

Guide Price: £150-200

Lot 607

C. S. Lewis - Five volumes - "Broadcast Talks", "The Great Divorce", "Miracles", "Suprised by Joy", and "The Four Loves", all published by Geoffrey Bles, 1942 to 1960 (five cloth bound volumes all with dust wrappers - slightly worn condition)

Guide Price: £200-300

Lot 608 SOLD FOR: £ 150

John Le Carre - "The Spy who come in from the Cold", first edition, published by Victor Gollancz Ltd, London 1963 (one blue cloth bound volume with dust wrapper)

Guide Price: £100-150

Lot 609 SOLD FOR: £ 840

John Le Carre - Eighteen volumes - "The Complete Novels" published by Gollancz, Heinemann, Hodder & Stoughton, London 1961-2001 (eighteen gilt tooled burgundy leather bound volumes - "Call for the Dead" signed to title page - all first editions) Note : Purchased from Peter Harrington, Antique Book Seller, 100 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London SW3 6HS

Guide Price: £1500-2000

Lot 610 SOLD FOR: £ 100

Douglas Adams - Three volumes - "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe" and "Life, The Universe and Everything", all first editions, published by Pan Books 1979, 1980 and 1982 respectively (three paper back volumes), and ten other volumes by or related to Douglas Adams, various

Guide Price: £120-160

Lot 611 SOLD FOR: £ 80

Stephen W. Hawking - Two volumes - "A Brief History of Time" and "The Universe in a Nutshell", both first editions, published by Bantam Press 1988 and 2001 respectively (two hard bound volumes with dust wrappers)

Guide Price: £100-150

Lot 612

Pauline Kohler - "I Was Hitler's Maid" published by John Long, London (one red cloth bound volume with dust wrapper - worn condition)

Guide Price: £60-80

Lot 613 SOLD FOR: £ 40

William Tebb and Colonel E.P. Vollum - "Premature Burial and how it may be prevented" published by Swan Sonnenschein & Co Ltd, London 1896 (one green cloth bound volume - lacking dust wrapper)

Guide Price: £70-100

Lot 614

Charles Duff - "A Handbook on Hanging" published by The Cayme Press Ltd, London 1927 (one hard bound volume - slight worn)

Guide Price: £150-200

Lot 615 SOLD FOR: £ 100

Eleven "Bizarre Books", including - H.A. Manwood - "Gay Agony", and Geoffrey Prout - "Scouts in Bondage" (two hard bound volumes with dust wrappers), and R. Ash and B. Lake - "Bizarre Books" published by Pavilion Books 1998 (one paper bound volume)

Guide Price: £120-160

Lot 616

Charles Dickens - "A Tale of Two Cities" illustrated by H.K. Brown, first edition and first issue, published by Chapman & Hall, London 1859 (one three quarters brown leather bound volume - page 213 incorrectly numbered - worn)

Guide Price: £500-700

Lot 617

Andy Warhol - "Blue Movie - The Complete Dialogue" published by Grove Press, New York 1970 (one paper back volume)

Guide Price: £70-100

Lot 618

Rudyard Kipling - Six volumes - Four volumes from "Indian Railway Library", "Soldiers Three", "The Story of the Gadsbys", "In Black and White" and "The Phantom Rickshaw", published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, London (four green paper bound volumes), and "The Fringes of the Fleet" and "The New Army in Training" both published MacMillan & Co, London (two cream paper bound volumes - all slightly worn)

Guide Price: £600-800

Lot 619

John Le Carre - Seven volumes - "Perfect Spy", "The Russia House", "The Secret Pilgrim", "The Night Manager", "Our Game", "The Tailor of Panama" and "Single and Single", all first editions, published by Hodder & Stoughton 1986-1999 (seven cloth bound volumes with dust wrappers), and a U.S. first edition of "A Perfect Spy" published by Alfred Knopf, New York 1986 (one cloth bound volume with dust wrapper)

Guide Price: £70-100

Lot 620

T.E. Lawrence - "Seven Pillars of Wisdom - A Triumph" published by The Folio Society, London 2000 (one tan cloth bound volume with clip case), and a quantity of Folio Society volumes (mostly with slip cases)

Guide Price: £200-300

Lot 621

Sir William Gell - "Pompeiana : The Topography Edifices and Ornaments of Pompeii" published by Jennings & Chaplin, London 1832 (two green cloth bound volumes - poor condition)

Guide Price: £100-150

Lot 622 SOLD FOR: £ 65

Cervantes - "The History of Don Quixote" illustrated by Gustave Dore, published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin, London (one three quarters black leather bound volume - slightly worn)

Guide Price: £70-100

Lot 623 SOLD FOR: £ 160

Samuel Johnson - "A Dictionary of the English Language" edited by H. J. Todd, volumes 1 and 2, printed for Longman et al, London 1818 (two full brown leather bound volumes), and a quantity of leather bound books, various (mostly in poor condition)

Guide Price: £100-150

Lot 624

Melvin Harris - "The True Face of Jack The Ripper" published by Brockhampton Press 1999 (one hard bound volume with dust wrapper), and a quantity of books relating to Jack The Ripper and Capital Punishment

Guide Price: £100-150

Lot 625 SOLD FOR: £ 45

Martin Amis - Four volumes - "Other People", "The Moronic Inferno", "Einstein's Monsters" and "The Information" published by Jonathan Cape & Flamingo, 1981, 1986, 1987 and 1995 respectively (four volumes with dust wrappers - "Other People" and "The Moronic Inferno" signed by author)

Guide Price: £70-100

Lot 626

Frederick Forsyth - "The Day of the Jackal" published by Hutchinson of London 1971 (one red cloth bound volume with dust wrapper)

Guide Price: £150-200

Lot 627

Iain Banks - "The Wasp Factory", first edition, published by MacMillan, London 1984 (one brown cloth bound volume with dust wrapper)

Guide Price: £80-120

Lot 628

T.S. Eliot - "Poems 1909-1925" published by Faber & Gwyer, London (one blue cloth bound volume - lacking dust wrapper)

Guide Price: £300-400

Lot 629 SOLD FOR: £ 100

Joseph Conrad - Two volumes - "A Set of Six" and "The Rescue" published by Methuen & Co, London 1908 and J.M. Dent & Sons, London 1920 respectively (two cloth bound volumes - latter with dust wrapper)

Guide Price: £200-300

Lot 630

Graham Greene - "The End of the Affair" published by William Heinemann, London 1951 (one blue cloth bound volume - lacking dust wrapper)

Guide Price: £100-150

Lot 631

Charles Dickens - "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby" illustrated by Phiz, published by Chapman & Hall, London 1839 (one full brown leather bound volume - repaired to spine)

Guide Price: £150-200

Lot 632

The Oxford English Dictionary volumes 1-12 and with supplement volume, published by The Clarendon Press 1933 (thirteen blue cloth bound volumes - faded and worn),contained in stained pine open front bookcase, 14.5ins wide x 10.5ins deep x 46ins high

Guide Price: £150-200

Lot 633 SOLD FOR: £ 340

Nikolaux Pevsner - Twenty-three volumes - "The Buildings of England", second edition, published by Penguin Books, reprinted 1998 (twenty-four cloth bound volumes with dust wrappers), and twenty-three other books by Pevsner relating to English buldings

Guide Price: £100-150

Lot 634

The Life and Explorations of David Livingstone LLD published by Adam & Co, London (one leather bound volume)

Guide Price: £70-100

Lot 635

The Sporting Adventures of Mr Popple chronicled and illustrated by F.J. Jalland, published by John Lane, London and New York (one volume - poor condition)

Guide Price: £70-100

Lot 636

E.Oe. Somerville - "Slippers A.B.C. of Foxhunting" published by Longmans, Green & Co, 1903 (one volume - binding damaged)

Guide Price: £60-80

Lot 637

Charles Dickens - Four volumes - "Little Dorrit", "Martin Chuzzlewit", "David Copperfield" and "Master Humphrey's Clock Part I", all published by Chapman & Hall, London (four three quarters leather bound volumes - poor condition)

Guide Price: £100-150