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(DECEMBER 16TH, 1901.)

SOTHEBY, WILKINSON S HODGE. BINDINGS BY THE GUILD OF WOMEN-BINDERS AND THE

HAMPSTEAD BINDERY.

1550 [This collection of modern bindings recalls the sale which took place on December 10th last year (see BOOKPRICES CURRENT, vol. xv., p. 180), when a hundred specimens from the work-rooms of the same institutions realised a total sum of £720 1os. 6d. On this occasion the catalogue contained 122 entries, and the total amount realised was £1,293 6s. 6d. The largest sum (£310) was obtained for a quite modern manuscript on vellum—“The Office of the Holy Eucharist”—but in this case the 60 folio pages that comprised it were decorated throughout with original designs, illuminated in gold and colours, based on a study of the work of the 13th and 14th centuries. The binding was mediaeval morocco, embossed with a design specially made for it by the artist himself, who is stated to have been occupied during a period of ten years in the execution of the manuscript. One of the finest bindings in the collection showed a design of purple and blue pansies, with ornate decorations of red berries and leafy scrollwork. It encased a Japan vellum copy of Keats' Poems, 1897, and was the work of P. A. Savoldelli, of the Hampstead Bindery (£22). A full report of this sale appeared in the Times and the Morning Post of December 17th, and to these reference must be made for any further information that may be required.-ED.)

DECEMBER 17TH AND 18TH, 1901.]

SOTHEBY, WILKINSON S HODGE.
THE LIBRARY OF THE LATE MR. J. J. BROWN AND OTHER

PROPERTIES.
(No. of Lots, 735 ; amount realised, £1,138 2s.)

1551 Annales Archéologiques, dirigées par Didron Ainé, vol.

i.-xxviii., plates (vol. i. water-stained), half calf, Paris, 1844-81, 4to. (497)

Quaritch, 45 los. 1552 Archäologia Cambrensis, a Record of the Antiquities of

Wales and its Marches, and the Journal of the Cambrian Archæological Association from 1847 to 1900 (wanted 1859, 1874 and 1885), the first 37 vol. in half calf, 4 vol. cloth, the remainder in parts (4 wanted)—Baker and Francis. Surveys of Gower and Kilvey, half calf, n. d., numerous plates, 1847-1900, folio (288)

Quaritch, £20

1553 Archæologia Cantiana, being Transactions of the Kent

Archäological Society, vol. i.-xxiv., illustrations, original cloth, 1858-1900, folio (289)

George, £6 155. 1554 Archæologia Aeliana, or Miscellaneous Tracts relating to

Antiquity, new series, vol. i.-xxii., the first 13 in calf, the remainder in parts, plates and illustrations, Newcastle, 1857-1900, folio (287)

Quaritch, £8 1555 Atkinson (J. A.) and J. Walker. Picturesque Representation

of the Manners, Customs and Amusements of the Russians, 100 coloured plates, 3 vol. in 1, half russia, m. e., 1803-4, folio (126)

Edwards, £3 3s. 1556 Beauties of England and Wales, or Delineations, Topo

graphical, Historical and Descriptive, of each County, numerous plates and maps, 18 vol. in 26, half russia gilt, m. e., 1801-18, 8vo. (40)

Barton, £4 18s. 1557 Beck (T. A.) History and Antiquities of the Abbey of Furness, plates, half bound, 1844, 4to. (510)

Walford, £,2 155. 1558 Beverley (R.) The History of Virginia, in four parts, second

edition, revised and enlarged by the Author, frontispiece and 14 plates by S. Gribelin (2 pages of Table at end damaged), old calf, B. and S. Tooke, 1722, 8vo. (204)

H. Stevens, £2 2s. 1559 Biblical Archæological Society. Transactions, from 1872 to

1900, vol. i.-viii. half calf, the remainder in parts (one wanted)— Proceedings, 1878 to 1890, 10 vol., original cloth,

numerous illustrations, 1872-1900, 8vo. (299) George, £7 5s. 1560 Bree (C. R.) History of British Birds, not observed in the British Isles, coloured plates, 5 vol., 1875, 8vo. (14)

Hill, £2 5s. 1561 Breeks (J. W.) Account of the Primitive Tribes and Monu

ments of the Nilagiris, edited by his Widow, photographic illustrations, half morocco, g. t., 1873, folio (649)

Quaritch, £2 4s. 1562 Bruce (Rev. J. C.) Incised Markings on Stone found in the

County of Northumberland, Argyleshire and other places, by the direction of the Duke of Northumberland, 32 plates, half morocco, For private distribution, 1869, atlas folio (650)

Ridler, £! 19. 1563 Champlin (J. D.) and C. C. Perkins. Cyclopædia of Painters

and Painting, illustrations, 4 vol., uncut, bindings broken, 1888, 4to. (83)

Sotheran, £2 18. 1564 Clutterbuck (R.) History and Antiquities of the County of

Hertford, numerous plates and pedigrees, half calf, 1815-27, folio (€59)

Walford, £4 ios. 1565 Couch (J.) History of the Fishes of the British Isles, coloured plates, 4 vol., 1877, 8vo. (16)

Wheldon, £2 8s. 1566 Cruikshank (G.) Comic Almanack from 1835 to 1853, nume

rous etchings and woodcuts, in 5 vol., half morocco, g. t., 1835-53, 8vo. (46)

Spencer, £7 1567 Dante Alighieri. Commedia col Commento di C. Landino,

first edition, with 2 of the engravings by Baccio Baldini

from designs by Sandro Botticelli (namely to Cantos i and 11) and a large engraving inserted at end of Introduction, wanted 2 leaves in signature A of “Inferno” and i leaf in signature L of “Paradiso,” fine copy, russia extra, joints, g. e., Firenze, per Nichola di Lorenzo della Magni, 1481, folio (180)

Ridler, £10 55. [Baldini prepared engravings illustrating the first 18 cantos only. The spaces left at the head of the other cantos were never filled in. Copies of this book are very unequal so far as the illustrations are concerned. Some have none at all, others those to cantos i and 3 only, while others again, as in this case, have one or more illustrations which appear to have been printed merely as a matter of

form.-ED.] 1568 Dugdale (Sir W.) Monasticon Anglicanum, a History of the

Abbies and other Monasteries, Hospitals, Friaries, etc. in England and Wales, new edition by Caley, Ellis and Bandinel, plates and woodcuts, 8 vol., half morocco, g. t., 1846, folio (144)

Bull, £un 155. 1569 Duruy (V.) History of Rome and the Roman People from

its Origin to the Establishment of the Christian Empire, edited by the Rev. J. P. Mahaffy, coloured and other illustrations and maps, 6 vol., original cloth, 1883-6, imperial 8vo. (76)

Hill, £5 7s. 6d. 1570 Egypt Exploration Fund. Publications, 10 vol. (various), plates, 1885-92, 4to. (539)

Edwards, £5 7s. 6d. 1571 Encyclopædia Britannica, ninth edition, “Times” reprint,

25 vol., half morocco, t. e. g., 4to. (264*) Baer, £10 ios. 1572 Evelyn (J.) Diary, to which are added a Selection from his

Familiar Letters, edited by W. Bray, with a Life of the Author by H. B. Wheatley, portraits, 4 vol., uncut, 1879, 8vo. (3)

A. Jackson, £2 6s. 1573 Eyton (Rev. R. W.) Antiquities of Shropshire, 12 vol., map and numerous plates, half morocco, g. t., 1854-60, 8vo. (337)

Bannerman, £14 ios. 1574 Folk-Lore Society. Record, 5 vol. in 6-Journal, 7 vol., and

other Publications, 24 vol. in cloth, i vol. unbound, 1878-90, 8vo. (342)

Edwards, £10 1575 Fonblanque (E. B. de). Annals of the House of Percy, 2 vol.,

plates and pedigree, vellum, uncut, Privately printed, 1887, 8vo. (343)

Sotheran, £3 16s. 1576 Foreign Field Sports, Fisheries, Sporting Anecdotes, etc.,

with a Supplement of New South Wales, upwards of 100 (110) coloured plates, from drawings by Howitt, Atkinson,

etc., morocco gilt, g. e. (1814), 4to. (250) T. H. Hill, 65 1577 Fortnum (C. D. E.) Descriptive Catalogue of the Bronzes of

European Origin in the South Kensington Museum, illus

trations, roxburghe, 1876, 8vo. (344) Quaritch, £1 8s. 1578 Fortnum (C. D. E.) Descriptive Catalogue of the Maiolica,

etc. in the South Kensington Museum, coloured plates and

illustrations, roxburghe, 1873, 8vo. (345) Quaritch, k2 1579 Froude (J. A.) History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Defeat of the Spanish Armada, 12 vol., uncut, 1870, 8vo. (35)

Burton, £4 135. 1580 Gibson (W. S.) History of the Monastery founded at Tyne

mouth, in the Diocese of Durham, 2 vol., plates, and initial letters illuminated, and other plates on India paper and numerous other illustrations, half morocco, uncut, Pickering, 1846-7, 4to. (546)

Maggs, £2 6s. 1581 Hall (S. C.) Selected Pictures from the Galleries and Private

Collections of Great Britain, 150 plates, 4 vol. in 2, half

morocco, g. e., Virtue, n. d., folio (160) Ridler, £4 4s. 1582 Hamerton (P. G.) Landscape, original etchings and many

illustrations from pictures and drawings, LARGE PAPER, only 525 copies printed, vellum, uncut, 1885, folio (128)

Thorp, £2 us. 1583 Houghton Gallery. A Set of Prints engraved after the most

capital Paintings in the Collection of H.I.M. Catherine II., Empress of Russia, late in the possession of the Earl of Orford, at Houghton in Norfolk, 2 vol., 28 plans, views, etc. of Houghton, portraits of Catherine II. and Sir Robert Walpole, vignettes on titles and dedication and 129 plates, with a list of the prints, half morocco, g.e. (text of one or two of the plates shaved), J. and J. Boydell, 1788, folio (276)

Rimell, 421 1584 Houghton (W.) British Fresh-water Fishes, coloured plates, half morocco gilt, m. e., Mackenzie, n. d., folio (125)

Quaritch, £! ios. 1585 Horsfield (T. W.) History, Antiquities and Topography of

the County of Sussex, map, portraits, plates, woodcuts, coats-of-arms, etc., 2 vol., half bound, 1835, 4to. (79)

Ridler, £3 195. 1586 Horsfield (T. W.) History and Antiquities of Lewes and its

Vicinity, numerous plates, pedigrees, woodcuts, etc., 2 vol.,

original boards, uncut, 1824, 4to. (80) Ridler, £2 is. 1587 Jardine (Sir W.) Naturalist's Library, portraits and coloured

plates, original issue, 40 vol., original cloth, uncut, Edin

burgh, W. H. Lizars, 1833-41, 8vo. (49) Burton, £2 18s. 1588 Jewitt (LI.) The Ceramic Art of Great Britain, numerous

illustrations, 2 vol., 1878, 8vo. (6) A. Jackson, £1 13s. 1589 Johnstone (W.G.) and A. Croall. Nature Printed Sea-Weeds,

coloured plates, 4 vol., uncut, 1850, 8vo. (5) Quaritch, £ 1 4s. 1590 Keller (F.) The Lake Dwellings of Switzerland and other

parts of Europe, translated and arranged by J. E. Lee,

numerous illustrations, 2 vol., 1878, 8vo. (1) Maggs, £i iis. 1591 Kip (J.) Britannia Illustrata, or Views of several of the

Queen's Palaces and Principal Seats of the Nobility and Gentry of Great Britain, 79 plates, old calf, J. Smith, 1714, folio (190)

Rimell, £5 1os. 1592 Lodge (E.) Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great

Britain, with Biographical and Historical Memoirs, 240 portraits, 12 vol. in 6, half morocco, g. e., Harding and Lepard, n. d., imperial 8vo. (98)

Barton, £3 35. 1593 Loggan (D.) Oxonia Illustrata et Cantabrigia Illustrata,

2 vol. in 1, 70 large folding plates, Oxon., H. Overton, n. d., folio (187)

Edwards, £7 175. 6d. 1594 Lowe (E. J.) Ferns, British and Exotic, coloured plates, 8 vol., 1872, 8vo. (15)

Burton, £2 145. 1595 Maclean (Sir J.) The Parochial and Family History of the

Deanery of Trigg Minor, Cornwall, 3 vol., plates and illustrations, half calf, Nichols, 1873-6-9, 4to. (574)

Ridler, £2 12s. 1596 Maitland (W.) The History of London from its Foundation

to the Present Time, numerous plates and maps, 2 vol., old calf, rebacked, 1756, folio (149)

Řidler, £i 45. 1597 Master of the Rolls. Publications : Chronicles and Memorials

of Great Britain and Ireland during the Middle Ages, etc.,

167 vol., roxburghe, 1856, etc., 8vo. (400) Quaritch, £28 1598 Maund (B.) The Botanic Garden, edited by J. O. Niven,

coloured plates, 6 vol., 1878, 8vo. (17) Thorp, £2 6s. 1599 Memorial Catalogue of the French and Dutch Loan Collec

tion, Edinburgh International Exhibition, 1886, Note and Biographies by W. E. Henley, etchings and sketches by W. Hole and P. Zilsken, uncut, one of a private edition of 15 copies not for sale, Edinburgh, 1888, folio (130)

Read, £2 ros. 1600 Morris (F. 0.) History of British Birds, coloured plates, 6 vol., 1870, 8vo. (12)

Rimell, £3 5s. 1601 Morris (F. O.) Natural History of the Nests and Eggs of British Birds, coloured plates, 3 vol., 1875, 8vo. (13)

Burton, £1 18s. 1602 Morris (F. (.) Natural History of British Moths, coloured plates, 4 vol., 1872, 8vo. (7)

Wesley, £i 18s. 1603 Nichols (J. G.) The Herald and Genealogist, 8 vol., plates and illustrations, half calf, 1863-74, 8vo. (416)

Quaritch, £3 3s. 1604 Palestine Exploration Fund Publications. Survey of Eastern

Palestine, Memoirs by C. R. Conder, vol. i., 1889—Survey of Western Palestine, Memoirs by Lieutenant C. R. Conder and Lieutenant H. H. Kitchener, 3 vol., 1881-3-Arabic and English Name Lists, by E. H. Palmer, 1881--Special Papers on Topography, Archæology, etc., 1881-Jerusalem, by Sir C. Warren and C. R. Conder, 1884—The Fauna and Flora of Palestine, by H. B. Tristram, 1885-Fauna and Flora of Sinai, Petra and Wady' Arabah, by H. C. Hart, 1891–Archæological Researches in Palestine during the years 1873-4, by C. Clermont-Ganneau, translated by A. Stewart, 2 vol., 1899—Maps and Illustrations, in 2 portfolios, 1884, together 13 vol., as published, 4to. (99)

Lawrence, £15.55. 1605 Picart (B.) Ceremonies and Religious Customs of the various

Nations of the known World, 170 plates, 6 vol., old calf, rebacked, 1732-7, folio (147)

Thorp, £2 18s. 1606 Planché (J. R.) Cyclopædia of Costume, or Dictionary of

Dress, numerous coloured plates and woodcuts, 2 vol., publisher's half morocco, g. t., 1879, 4to. (94)

W. Brown, £4 175. 6d.

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