Fine Books, Atlases, Manuscripts and Photographs

15 Nov 2017, starting at 13:00 GMT.

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For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:
A successful bidder at this sale will be required to pay Bonhams 1793 Limited ("Bonhams") a premium calculated as follows:
25% on the first £175,000 of the hammer price
20% on the excess of £175,001 and up to £3,000,000 of the hammer price
12.5% on the excess of £3,000,001 of the hammer price
VAT at 20% will be payable on the amount of the premium.
The premium is payable for the services to be provided by Bonhams in the Buyer's Agreement which is contained in the catalogue for this Sale and for the opportunity to bid for the Lot at the Sale.

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EXPORT LICENCES

Most manuscripts over fifty years old, and certain other lots, will require export licences in order to leave the UK or Europe. We can apply for these on your behalf. Please contact the Book Department if you would like further guidance.


lots

MARCOLINI DA FORLI (FRANCESCO) [Le sorti intitolate giardino di pensieri], FIRST EDITION, [Venice, Francesco Marcolini, 1540]; sold not subject to return

MARELLI (ANDREA) 'Alfabeto a groppi' [extracted from Il perfetto scrittore by G.F. Creci], [Rome, Francesco Aureri in casa del proprio autore, 1570-1571, or later]

MAZARIN (JULES, Cardinal) BENEDETTI (ELPIDIO) Pompa funebre nell' esequie celebrate in Roma al Cardinal Mazarini, 5 parts in one vol., Rome, Stamperia della Reverenda Camera Apostolica, 1661

MEIBOM (MARCUS) De fabrica triremium liber, FIRST EDITION, Amsterdam, [Christoffel Cunradus], 1671

OSTAUS (GIOVANNI) [La vera perfettione del disegno di varie sorti di ricami, & di cucire di ogni sorte di punti à fogliami, punti tagliati, punti à fili, & rimessi, punti incrociati, punti à stuora, & ogn'altra arte, che dia opera à disegni. E di nuovo aggiuntoni varie sorti di merli, e mostre che al presente sono in uso & in pratica], [Venice, Francesco di Franceschi, 1591 or later?]; sold as a collection of leaves not subject to return

PETRARCH Trionfi [a large fragment in a contemporary verse collection], [Northern Italy, third quarter of the fifteenth century]

STROZZI (GIULIO) [La Venetia edificata, poema eroico con gli argomenti del Sig. Franc. Cortesi], [colophon: Venice, Antonio Pinelli, 1624], sold not subject to return

TASSO (TORQUATO) La Gerusalemme liberata, 2 vol., Parma, Bodoni, 1794

AFRICA – LIVINGSTONE AND THE ZAMBESI EXPEDITION File of letters to the Hon George Francis Stewart Elliot, Private Secretary to Lord John Russell, Foreign Secretary (afterwards Prime Minister), pertaining to Livingstone's Zambesi Expedition of 1858-1864

AFRICA – STANLEY AND THE CONGO Journals of Walter Dundas Bathurst, kept while serving as an officer of the Association Internationale du Congo (AIC), Congo, 1884-85

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If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:
A successful bidder at this sale will be required to pay Bonhams 1793 Limited ("Bonhams") a premium calculated as follows:
25% on the first £175,000 of the hammer price
20% on the excess of £175,001 and up to £3,000,000 of the hammer price
12.5% on the excess of £3,000,001 of the hammer price
VAT at 20% will be payable on the amount of the premium.
The premium is payable for the services to be provided by Bonhams in the Buyer's Agreement which is contained in the catalogue for this Sale and for the opportunity to bid for the Lot at the Sale.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, cheque with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveller's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping please contact the Book Department.

EXPORT LICENCES

Most manuscripts over fifty years old, and certain other lots, will require export licences in order to leave the UK or Europe. We can apply for these on your behalf. Please contact the Book Department if you would like further guidance.

Lot symbols
Ф Item contains or is made of ivory

This lot contains or is made of ivory. The United States Government has banned the import of ivory into the USA.

AR Artists Resale Right

Goods subject to Artists Resale Right Additional Premium.

Exempt from tax

Zero rated for VAT, no VAT will be added to the Hammer Price or the Buyer's Premium.

* Import low rate

VAT on imported items at a preferential rate of 5% on Hammer Price and the prevailing rate on Buyer's Premium.

Y CITES

Subject to CITES regulations when exporting items outside of the EU, see clause 13.

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