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30th September 2015

The Batten Library and other Important Books and Manuscripts 30th September 2015

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The Batten Library and other Important Books and Manuscripts

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Lot 1: HUTCHISON, Graham. The Thirty-Third Division in France and Flanders 1915-1919. Illus. Waterlow, 1921, 4to, cloth. 33rd BATTALION. History and Memoir of the 33rd Battalion Machine Gun Corps. Illus. Waterlow, 1919, 4to, boards, label; and others, military. (5)

Sold For: £50.00


Lot 2: MUDIE-COOK, Olive. With the V.A.D. Convoys in France, Flanders, Italy. [Cambridge, 1920]. 11 lithographs, some coloured, loose in cloth portfolio as issued; the contents list gives the titles of 8 plates which seem to bear little relation to the 11 present here.

Sold For: £75.00


Lot 3: CHAMBERS's Encyclopaedia. Chambers, 1885, 10 vols., green half calf; and other reference books (15)

Sold For: £25.00


Lot 4: KELHAM, Robert. A Dictionary of the Norman or Old French Language . . . to which are added, The Laws of William the Conqueror. Clarke, [ca. 1780 - the title-page is a cancel], late 19th c. scarlet half morocco gilt; and others, philological. (5)

Sold For: £180.00


Lot 5: BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. The Booke of Common Prayer and administration of the Sacraments. Robert Barker, 1630, 8vo, black letter, woodcut title and initials, old calf, a few early leaves cropped, lacks the four leaves Aiii-vi and final leaf, text of the last supplied in an early hand.

Sold For: £90.00


Lot 6: BIBLE. The Holy Bible: containing the Old Testament and the New. Printed by the Companie of Stationers, 1648. [And] The Whole Book of Psalmes. Printed by A.M. for the Companie of Stationers, 1649, 12mo, contemp. black morocco gilt, silver clasps, corners and central IHS lozenge, worn; together with a quantity of Bibles, prayer books and theology, various sizes and bindings. (16)

Sold For: £200.00


Lot 7: HAMMOND, H. A Paraphrase and Annotations upon all the Books of the New Testament. [Frontis.] Margaret Royston, 1689, folio, calf. WALKER, J. An Attempt towards Recovering an Account of the Numbers and Sufferings of the Clergy of the Church of England . . . Sequester'd, Harrass'd, &c. in the late Times of the Grand Rebellion. For J. Nicholson, 1714, folio, calf. TANNER, T. Notitia Monastica: or, An Account of all the Abbies, Priories, and Houses of Friers, heretofore in England and Wales. [Portrait.] John Whiston, 1744, folio, calf; and Vol. II of Locke's Works, 1714, folio, worn. (4)'

Sold For: £100.00


Lot 8: STURT, John. [Book of Common Prayer. Psalms. Ca. 1720.] 19th c. black calf, a.e.g., text engraved throughout, lacks prelims and further leaves at end; and a Victorian Prayer Book in dark red velvet with brass furnishings. (2)

Sold For: £80.00


Lot 9: BIBLE. The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament and the New. John Baskett, 1726, 12mo, contemp. black morocco gilt, a.e.g. 2 copies. (2)

Sold For: £170.00


Lot 10: BIBLE. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments. Mark Baskett, 1767, interleaved with STURT, John. The Historical Part of the Holy Bible . . . Exquisitely and Accurately describ'd in near Three Hundred Historys. Engraven by John Sturt. Richd. Ware, [ca. 1730], 2 vols. 4to in 1, contemp. black morocco gilt; and 2 others. (3)

Sold For: £140.00


Lot 11: LUTHER, Martin. A Commentarie of M. Doctor Martin Luther upon the Epistle of S. Paul to the Galathians . . . now out of Latine faithfully translated into English for the unlearned. Thomas Vautroullier, 1575, old gilt-stamped calf.

Sold For: £850.00


Lot 12: NOWELL, Alexander. A Catechisme, or first Instruction and Learning of Christian Religion. John Daye, 1575 (colophon dated 1573). -------. A Reproufe, written by Alexander Nowell, of a booke entituled, A Proufe of Certayne Articles in Religion. Henry Wykes, 1565, 2 vols. in 1, old calf, contemporary signature of Sir John Horsey.

Sold For: £1800.00


Lot 13: SCRAP ALBUM, ca. 1835 and later - good quality pencil drawings, engravings, watercolours &c. 4to, embossed and decorated paper boards.

Sold For: £150.00


Lot 14: ALBUMS. Six albums of press cuttings, late 1700s to late 1800s, the last containing in addition a large quantity of loose ms and printed material concerning the South Dorset election of the time. (6)

Sold For: £150.00


Lot 15: BEARDMORE and PARKE FAMILIES. Box file of ms and printed papers concerning John Beardmore of Uplands, nr Fareham, Hants, and his wifes family, including a substantial manuscript account of The French Army as it is, 2 ms catalogues of the collection of arms and armour at Uplands, various estate and legal papers, drawings, a Journal of 1836: Hamburgh, Prussia, Bohemia, Bavaria &c, printed catalogues and original drawings of Henry Parke, a certificate of authenticity for goods salvaged from the Mary Rose (1840), an invitation from the Duke of Wellington &c &c.

Unsold (Estimate): £100-200


Lot 16: PRINTS. Four folders of very miscellaneous engravings, lithographs, Victorian greetings cards, cartoons, 19th c. photographs &c, including a set of 12 marine lithographs by F.W. Staines, an autograph of the Prince of Wales (1882), odd parts of Vetusta Monumenta, and various ephemera. (4)

Sold For: £1200.00


Lot 17: PHOTOGRAPHS. Two albums of views, group and cabinet portraits, cartes de visite &c, 1862-92, 4to and oblong folio, many military subjects: Malta, Somerset, Dublin, Fleetwood School of Musketry; also some sketches, press cuttings, printed ephemera; and another album. (3)

Sold For: £700.00


Lot 18: VENNER, Tobias. Via Recta ad Vitam Longam. Or, A treatise wherein the right way and best manner of living for attaining to a long and healthfull life, is clearly demonstrated. The fourth impression, amplified. [Portrait.] Abel Roper, 1660, sm. 4to, contemp. sheep. WADD, W. Comments on Corpulency, Lineaments of Leanness, Mems. On Diet and Dietetics. [Frontis.] Ebers, 1829, boards. (2)

Sold For: £90.00


Lot 19: REDDING, Cyrus. Every Man his own Butler. Whittaker, 1839, cloth gilt. ------. A History and Description of Modern Wines. Bohn, 1851, cloth; and 5 small ms. cellar books. (7)

Sold For: £260.00


Lot 20: SHAKESPEARE, W. The Works. Ed. Alexander Dyce. Swan Sonnenschein, 1885-86, 10 vols., tree calf gilt, double labels. SMILES, S. Lives of the Engineers. Murray, 1862, 3 vols., half calf gilt. (13)

Sold For: £600.00


Lot 21: SPENSER, Edmund. Spenser's Faerie Queene. A New Edition with a Glossary, and Notes . . . by John Upton. Tonson, 1758, 2 vols. 4to, calf. BURNS, Robert. The Works. Cadell, 1801, 4 vols, calf. (6)

Sold For: £150.00


Lot 22: HORACE. The Odes, Epodes and Carmen Seculare . . . Translated into English Prose . . . by David Watson. J. Oswald, 1741-43, 2 vols., calf. ------: A Poetical Translation of the Works of Horace. By Philip Francis. Millar, 1747, 4 vols., later blue calf, double labels. EPICTETUS. Epicteti quae supersunt Dissertationes ab Arriano collectae. Recensuit . . . Joannes Upton. Thomas Woodward, 1741, 2 vols. sm. 4to, calf, labels of George Proctor Upton. UPTON, John. [Greek title: Poikile Historia] sive Novus Historiarum Fabellarumque Delectus. Knapton, 1726, sheep, label of George Proctor Upton; and another edition of Horace. (10)

Sold For: £130.00


Lot 23: ASCHAM Roger. The Scholemaster shewing A Plain and Perfect Way of Teaching the Learned Languages. Now revised a second time, and much improved, by James Upton. W. Innys, 1743, calf, signature of Francis Upton 1785, book-label of George Proctor Upton. CICERO. De Natura Deorum libri tres. Foulis, Glasgow, 1741, contemp. sheep. (2)

Sold For: £90.00


Lot 24: MILTON, John. Paradise Lost. A Poem in Twelve Books. Paradise Regain'd. A Poem in Four Books. To which is added Samson Agonistes and Poems upon Several Occasions. Baskerville, Birmingham, 1758, 2 vols., contemp. patterned calf gilt. (2)

Sold For: £220.00


Lot 25: THOMSON, James. The Seasons. Engravings. Printed in the Year 1730. [With] The Works of Mr. Thomson. Volume the Second. A Millar, 1736, 1st collected edn., 2 vols. 4to, calf, one joint weak. (2)

Sold For: £140.00


Lot 26: SHERIDAN, R.B. The Dramatic Works. Portrait. Bohn, 1848, green half calf. YOUNG, Julian Charles. Last Leaves from the Journal. Edinburgh, 1875, green calf gilt; and other decoratively bound literature &c. (10)

Sold For: £160.00


Lot 27: BUTLER, Samuel. Hudibras. Embellished with [hand-coloured] engravings. McLean, 1819, 2 vols., contemp. diced calf. CRABBE, G. The Borough: a poem. Hatchard, 1810. 1st edn., contemp. tree calf; and other leather bound poetry and literature. (9)

Sold For: £120.00


Lot 28: DODSLEY, J. A Collection of Poems . . . By several hands. Dodsley, 1766, 6 vols., calf. NICHOLS, J. A Select Collection of Poems: with notes, biographical and historical. Nichols, 1780, 4 vols (of 8), old calf, worn. WALPOLE, H. A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, with Lists of their Works. Dodsley, 1769, 2 vols, calf. (12)

Sold For: £60.00


Lot 29: STERNE, Laurence. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy. [Frontis.] Dodsley, 1772-73, 6 vols. ------. A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy. T. Becket, 1774. 2 vols. ------. The Sermons of Mr. Yorick. [Portrait.] Dodsley, 1769-71, 7 vols. ------. Letters of the late Rev. Mr. Laurence Sterne. [Frontis.] Becket, 1775, 1st edn., 3 vols. Together 18 vols., the Letters not uniform; and 6 vols of The Spectator. (24)

Sold For: £280.00


Lot 30: SWIFT, Jonathan. Works. Dublin printed; and Edinburgh reprinted, 1752-53, 10 vols., calf. POPE, A. The Works. Tonson, 1757, 9 vols, calf. (19)

Sold For: £240.00


Lot 31: DANIEL, Samuel. The Poetical Works. To which is prefix'd Memoirs of his Life and Writings. For R. Gosling, 1718, 2 vols., panelled calf. PRIOR, M. Poems on Several Occasions. Portrait. Tonson, 1725, 3 vols., panelled calf. SOMERVILLE, W. The Chace. A Poem. Hawkins, 1735, calf. ADDISON, J. Miscellaneous Works, in Verse and Prose. Tonson, 1751-53, 5 vols., two-tone sprinkled calf, gilt; and The Lounger, 1794, 3 vols., calf. (14)

Sold For: £220.00


Lot 32: SMITH, Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Strahan, 1799, 9th edn., 3 vols., sprinkled calf, double labels; and two others. (5)

Sold For: £850.00


Lot 33: AKERMAN, J.Y. A Glossary of Provincial Words and Phrases in Use in Wiltshire. J.R. Smith, 1842, 12mo, cloth, label. PULMAN, George. Local Nomenclature. A Lecture on the Names of Places, chiefly in the West of England. Longman, 1857, cloth. HUNTER, Joseph. The Hallamshire Glossary. Pickering, 1829, cloth, label. LOWER, Mark. English Surnames, An Essay of Family Nomenclature. J.R. Smith, 1849, 2 vols., cloth; and others, philology. (9)

Sold For: £70.00


Lot 34: SEWARD, Wm. Anecdotes of Distinguished Persons. Cadell, 1804, 4 vols, half russia. TOWERS, J. British Biography; or an Accurate and Impartial Account of the Lives and Writings of Eminent Persons. Goadby, 1773-80, 10 vols, calf. (14)

Sold For: £110.00


Lot 35: AMORY, Thomas. The Life of John Buncle, Esq. Johnson, 1763-66, 2 vols., calf. JOHNSON, Samuel. A Dictionary of the English Language. Rivington, 1786, 2 vols., sheep, worn, minor worming. SAVAGE, James. The Librarian. W. Savage, 1808-09, 3 vols, calf, worn. MORE, Thomas. A most pleasant, fruitful, and Witty Work . . . called Utopia. Ed. Dibdin. William Bulmer, 1808. (9)

Sold For: £200.00


Lot 36: BOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson. [Portrait.] Pickering, 1826, 4 vols., green half morocco. BARBAULD, L. The Works . . . with a Memoir. Longman, 1825, 2 vols., half roan. EDGEWORTH, R. & M. An Essay on Irish Bulls. Johnson, 1808, half calf; with two editions of Gay's Fables and a 4 vol. set of Smollet's Gil Blas, 1785. (13)

Sold For: £200.00


Lot 37: WEEKLY ENTERTAINER. The Weekly Entertainer and West of England Miscellany. Vols. I-III, New Series. Langdon & Harker, Sherborne, 1820-21, 3 vols., contemp. half calf. GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE. A Selection of Curious Articles from the Gentleman's Magazine. Longman, 1809, 3 vols., contemp. half calf. (6)

Sold For: £130.00


Lot 38: COMBE, Wm. The Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of the Picturesque. [Colour plates by Rowlandson. Ca. 1821], diced calf, worn. JOHNSON, S. Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets. Murray, 1854, 3 vols., calf. DERBY, Earl of. The Iliad of Homer rendered into English Verse. Murray, 1864, 2 vols., green morocco, galley proofs of contemporary reviews inserted; together with leather bound sets of Thucydides (1809, 3 vols.); Euripides (1807, 2 vols.); Livy (1825, 4 vols.); and Virgil (1817, 1 vol.). (16)

Sold For: £320.00


Lot 39: BARNES, William. Poems of Rural Life in the Dorset Dialect. J.R. Smith, 1848, 2nd edn., cloth; and others, poetry. (9)

Sold For: £130.00


Lot 40: WARTON, Thomas. The History of English Poetry. Tegg, 1840, 3 vols., contemp. half morocco. BACON, Francis. Essays. Chiswick Press, 1812, contemp. morocco; and other 19th c. literature. (12)

Sold For: £160.00


Lot 41: BLAKE, William. William Blake. Etchings from his works by William Bell Scott. Chatto, 1878, folio, boards, worn, plates loose. LEIGHTON, John. The Life of Man, symbolised by the months of the year in a series of illustrations. Longmans, 1866, 4to, cloth gilt; and others, art. (8)

Sold For: £80.00


Lot 42: DICKENS, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. Illustrations by Phiz. Chapman & Hall, 1839, 1st edn., half morocco gilt. TROLLOPE, Anthony. Framley Parsonage. Illus. Millais. Smith, Elder, 1869, half morocco; and other literature. (6)

Sold For: £100.00


Lot 43: PENN, Granville. Memorials of the Professional Life and Times of Sir William Penn, Knt., Admiral and General of the Fleet. Duncan, 1833, 2 vols., half calf. SHAIRP, J.C., et al. Life and Letters of James David Forbes, F.R.S. Illus. Macmillan, 1873, cloth; Bubb Dodingon's Diary, 1785, a 5 vol. set of Pepys, and another. (10)

Sold For: £60.00


Lot 44: HOOD, Thomas. The Works of Thomas Hood. Ward, Lock, [ca. 1880], 11 vols., blue half calf, red labels. (11)

Sold For: £260.00


Lot 45: TUER, Andrew. Bartolozzi and his Works. Plates. Leadenhall Press, [1881], 2 vols. 4to, parchment boards. FOX STRANGWAYS, A. Catalogue of Pictures belonging to the Earl of Ilchester. Privately Printed, 1883, 4to, morocco; and 3 vols. of the Anastatic Drawing Society's annual collections, 1861-63. (5)

Sold For: £200.00


Lot 46: JONES, L.E.M. The Landscape Alphabet. Printed by C. Hullmandel, [ca. 1830], mounted india paper lithographs, sm. folio, blue calf.

Sold For: £900.00


Lot 47: CARROLL, Lewis. Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. Illustrations by Tenniel. Macmillan, 1872., 1st edn., half morocco. COLLINGWOOD, S. The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll. Illus. Fisher Unwin, 1899, cloth. GRANDVILLE, J.J. Comical People illustrated with sixteen pictures. Bogue, 1852, cloth, hand-coloured plates, 1943 ownership signature of David Gascoyne; and other juveniles. (7)

Sold For: £460.00


Lot 48: BARRIE, J.M. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. Drawings by Arthur Rackham. Hodder, 1906, one of 500 numbered copies signed by the artist, 4to, vellum gilt.

Sold For: £1700.00


Lot 49: EDWARDS, Lionel. Huntsmen Past and Present. [Plates.] Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1929, one of 150 numbered copies, signed by the author, 4to, quarter parchment; and others on hunting. (5)

Sold For: £160.00


Lot 50: LAWRENCE, T.E. Seven Pillars of Wisdom. Cape, 1935, 1st trade edn. 4to, buckram. DOUGLAS, Norman. London Street Games. Chatto, 1931, one of 110 numbered copies signed by the author. RUSSELL, J. A Portrait of Logan Pearsall Smith. Dropmore Press, 1950, one of 450 copies signed by the author, buckram slightly damp marked. (3)

Sold For: £90.00


Lot 51: UPTON, Florence and Bertha. The Golliwogg's Fox-Hunt. Longmans, [1904], oblong 4to, boards. STUDDY, G. The Studdy Dogs Portfolio. Ca. 1920, folio, wrappers; and other children's and illustrated books. (10)

Sold For: £260.00


Lot 52: PRIEST, Cecil D. The Birds of Southern Rhodesia. [Map, plates &c.] Clowes, 1933-36, 4 vols. 4to, cloth. ------. Eggs of Birds Breeding in Southern Africa. [Plates.] Maclehose, Glasgow, 1948, 4to, cloth, all five vols inscribed by the author. (5)

Sold For: £60.00


Lot 53: SMITH, A.C. The Birds of Wiltshire. For the Author, Devizes, 1887, cloth; and others, ornithology. (4)

Sold For: £45.00


Lot 54: MORRIS, F.O. A History of British Birds. [Colour plates.] Groombridge, 1851-57, 6 vols., black half calf gilt. (6)

Sold For: £220.00


Lot 55: LOUDON, J.C. Arboretum et Fruticetum Britannicum: or, The Trees and Shrubs of Britain. Plates. For the Author, 1838, 8 vols. in 6, contemp. half morocco. (6)

Sold For: £280.00


Lot 56: ROUSSEAU, J.J. Letters on the Elements of Botany. White, 1794, contemp. half calf. MONGREDIEN, A. Trees & Shrubs for English Plantations. Murray, 1870, green half calf. PERRIN, Mrs Henry. British Flowering Plants. 300 coloured plates. Quaritch, 1914, 4 vols. 4to, buckram. NICHOLSON, G. The Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening. Upcott Gill, [ca. 1885], 4 vols. 4to, cloth gilt; and others, similar. (12)

Sold For: £160.00


Lot 57: HAWKER, P. Instructions to Young Sportsmen in all that relates to Guns and Shooting. With explanatory plates. Longman, 1830, half calf. BRADLEY, C. The Foxhound of the Twentieth Century; the breeding and work of the kennels of England. [Plates.] Routledge, 1914, half morocco; and 3 vols. of the Badminton Library, 2 on large paper. (5)

Sold For: £60.00


Lot 58: TAPLIN, W. The Sportsman's Cabinet; or, a correct delineation of the various Dogs used in the Sports of the Field . . . consisting of a series of engravings of every distinct breed. By a Veteran Sportsman. For the Proprietors, 1803, 2 vols. 4to, russia, joints broken. ASTLEY, P. Astley's System of Equestrian Education, exhibiting the Beauties and Defects of the Horse. Plates. C. Creed, 1801, calf, spine defective. (3)

Sold For: £180.00


Lot 59: BEWICK, Thomas. A General History of Quadrupeds. The figures engraved on wood. Hodgson, Newcastle, 1791, 2nd edn. ------. History of British Birds. Hodgson, Newcastle, 1797, 1st edn., 2 vols., the two works in uniform late 19th c. patterned calf, gilt. WHITE, G. The Natural History of Selborne. [Frontis. to each vol., one coloured.] Arch, 1822, 2 vols., later blue calf. (5)

Sold For: £380.00


Lot 60: EVELYN, John. Sylva, Or a Discourse of Forest-Trees, and the Propagation of Timber. Jo. Martyn, and Ja. Allestry, 1664, folio, contemp. calf, with the separately paginated Pomona and Kalendrium Hortense, as issued.

Sold For: £800.00


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Lot 1
A collection of golf clubs

Estimate: £10-20


Lot 2
A 19th century stoneware 'Harvesting' jug and another similar

Estimate: £10-20


Lot 3
A mahogany and mother-of-pearl inlaid mantel clock and a pair of similar candlesticks

Estimate: £40-60


Lot 4
A pair of royal blue cloisonne vases and a similar bowl

Estimate: £20-40

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