Fine Books, Atlases, Manuscripts & Historical Photographs

17 Dec 2020, starting at 12:00 GMT .

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MUTEFERRIKA PRESS İZZÎ (SÜLEYMAN) Ta'rih-i-Izzi, Istanbul, Vak'anüvis Ahmed Vasıf Efendi and Beylikçi Raşid Efendi, 1199 H [1784/5]

MUTEFERRIKA PRESS SUBHI (MEHMED) [In Arabic:] Ta'rih-i Sami ve akir ve Subhi, 2 parts in 1 vol., FIRST EDITION, Istanbul, Vak'anüvis Ahmed Vasıf Efendi and Beylikçi Raşid Efendi, 1198 H [1784]

NEUVILLE (ALPHONSE DE) The Defence of Rorke's Drift, 22 January 1879, The Fine Art Society, 15 July 1881; sold with a copy of Catalogue of The Fine Arts Society's Ninth Exhibition Together with a Full Description of Mons. Dr Neuville's Picture "The Defence of Rorke's Drift" and the Criticisms of the Press Thereon, [1880] (2)

BIBLE - LADIES' RORKE'S DRIFT TESTIMONIAL FUND The Holy Bible, PRESENTED TO JOHN CHARD V.C., by "The Ladies' Rorke's Drift Testimonial Fund 1879", George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, Printers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, [c.1879]

CHARD RECEPTION - MASONIC LODGE, EXETER Illuminated address presented by the Master Wardens and Brethren of Saint Georges Lodge No. 112 [Exeter] to "Brother John Rouse Merriot Chard" for his "courage and gallantry" at Rorke's Drift, [14 November 1879]

CHARD (JOHN) Autograph letter signed ("John R.M. Chard"), to John Emmett, C.A. Barrett, and Thos. F. De La Mare "on behalf of the Inhabitants of Harrismith [Orange Free State]", thanking them "on behalf of the defenders of Rorke's Drift for your complimentary address... we deeply appreciate the great honour done to us by this kindly expression...", Conference Hill, Transvaal, 22 May 1879; together with the aforementioned calligraphic manuscript address presented by the town to Chard, Bromhead "and other Officers and Men who defended 'Rorke's Drift'...", one sheet, on vellum, 425 x 240mm., [1879]

JOHN CHARD - RORKE'S DRIFT, SOMERSET AND FAMILY A small archive of material relating to John Chard V.C.'s career and family, including: Newspaper Cuttings "collected for J.R.M.C[hard] by his brother W[illiam] W[heaton] C[hard]" (in ink), [c.1879-1880]; together with several related printed and ephemeral items relating to the John Chard and his family (collection)

RORKE'S DRIFT - "THE CHARD REPORT" "Rorke's Drift - Jan 22nd-23rd 1879", [c.1879]

ROYAL ENGINEERS, CHATHAM John Chard's surveying and drawing instrument wooden case, 9 November 1879 (2)

DINOSAURS AND EVOLUTION - ORIGINAL ARTWORK A fine collection of 42 original illustrations for Henry J. Knipe's Nebula to Man, and Evolution in the Past, by Joseph Smit (24), Alice B. Woodward (13), and Charles Whymper (5), c.1905 and 1912 (42)

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