Bonhams : Fine Books, Manuscripts, Atlases and Historical Photographs

Fine Books, Manuscripts, Atlases and Historical Photographs

27 Nov 2018, starting at 13:00 GMT .

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WAUGH (EVELYN) The Life of The Reverend Ronald Knox, Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford and Pronotary Apostolic to His Holiness Pope Pius XII, FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ("Evelyn Waugh") on the title-page, Chapman and Hall, 1959

POTTER (BEATRIX) The Roly Poly Pudding, FIRST EDITION, second issue, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED "To Miss Rigg in remembrance of a pleasant visit to the ferry, May 1912 from Beatrix Potter" on the half-title, Frederick Warne, 1908

HOUDINI (HARRY) Portrait photograph signed ("To/ my friend/ Tod Anderson/ good/ luck/ Houdini/ June/ 1/ 1920"), in an album

AMERICA TAYLOR (ZACHARY) Document signed ("Z. Taylor"), counter-signed by Thomas Ewing Sr., Secretary of the Interior, appointing Anthony Walke register of the land office at Chillicothe, Ohio; Washington, 8 October 1849

DARWIN (CHARLES) Letter signed and subscribed ("I beg leave to remain Dear Sir yours faithfully Charles Darwin"), the text in the hand of his son George, Down, 20 and 28 January 1874

EDWARD IV Document signed ("RE" at head), in Latin, licensing Alain de la Motte, Vice Admiral of Brittany ("Alani Delamtoe viceadmiralli Britannie"), his factors or deputies to convey for a period of one year on a certain ship called "Langevyne de Saint Malou" from the ports of Brittany eighty barrels or less of Gascon wines, Westminster, 1 December 1474

POTTER (BEATRIX) The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, Frederick Warne (4)

PYNCHON (THOMAS) Gravity's Rainbow, 8vo (3)

RACKHAM (ARTHUR) BARRIE (J.M.) Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens... New Edition, Hodder & Stoughton, [1912]

RACKHAM (ARTHUR) MILTON (JOHN) Comus, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY RACKHAM WITH AN ORIGINAL PEN AND INK SKETCH of a goat-headed satyr in fashionable clothes signed and dated "To Mr. Calvert Spensley from Arthur Rackham, 15.11.[19]21" on the half-title, William Heinemann; and AN ORIGINAL PENCIL SKETCH SIGNED ("Arthur Rackham") depicting a man in a bowler hat and woman in hat with feather (?race course goers) on a piece of headed notepaper, together with three photographic "Rough Proofs" for an illustration for the endpapers of Comus (small group)

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