Fine Books, Manuscripts, Atlases & Historical Photographs

26 Jun 2019, starting at 13:00 BST .

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BLAKE (WILLIAM) Illustrations of The Book of Job, ONE OF 215 "PROOF COPIES", William Blake, 8 March 1825 [but 1826]

HAWKING (STEPHEN) The Universe in a Nutshell, FIRST EDITION, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, WITH HIS THUMB-PRINT on the title-page, Bantam Press, 2001; together with a colour photograph of Stephen Hawking with Nelson Mandela and Peter Breadman

FORSTER (E.M.) The Longest Journey, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed "For George and Florence Barger. 30/4/07" and signed "E.M. Forster, 22/10/58" on front free endpaper, 8vo; and 6 others, of which 4 by Forster, one by Bertrand Russell (with a note in Florence Barger's hand noting that it had been given to her by Forster), and one by Jane Austen, with ownership inscription of "E.M. Forster, Wrexham, 9/4/07" on front free endpaper, noted by Barger as "a duplicate copy given to F.E.B." (13)

FORSTER (E.M.) Barger family collection of twenty-eight autograph letters by E.M. Forster, two to his mother Lily Forster, fifteen to his intimate friend Florence Barger, two to her son Evert and nine to Evert's wife Mollie, 1915-64

CHIVALRY FAVYN (ANDRE) The Theater of Honour and Knight-hood. Or, A Compendious Chronicle and Historie of the whole Christian World, 2 vol. in 1, William Jaggard, 1623

TOLKIEN (J.R.R.) Autograph letter signed ("Ronald"), and subscribed "With my love", to "My very dear Denis & Joyce" [Tolhurst, Tolkien's doctor and his wife], Merton College, Oxford, 24 March 1973

CAESAR (CAIUS JULIUS) The Commentaries... To Which is Prefixed a Discourse Concerning the Roman Art of War, J. and R. Tonson, 1753

CAXTON AND WYNKYN DE WORDE HIDGEN (RANULPH) Polychronicon, texts in English, each window-mounted, framed and glazed (2)

CLELAND (JOHN) The Singular Life and Adventures of Fanny Hill, a Fair Cyprian, Many Years Resident in Russell Street, Covent Garden, W. Glendinning, for T. Broom, [c.1809]

COLLINS (WILKIE) The Queen of Hearts, 3 vol., 1859, Antonina, 3 vol., 1850; and 4 others, FIRST EDITIONS (10)

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