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3204 Breen (Adam van). L'Art de porter les Armes, many copperplates (title in MS. and one plate defective), calf, 1618, folio (20) Maggs, £3 15s. 3205 Canada. A State of the Expedition from Canada, as laid before the House of Commons by Lieut.-General Burgoyne, folding maps, calf (the Narrative of Lieut.-General Howe, wanted title-page, in same vol.), 1780, 4to. (26)

3206 Canada.

J. Brown, £2 5s. Lithographic Views of Military Operations in Canada under Sir John Colborne, coloured plates, calf, 1840, 4to. (27)

Rimell, £6 6s. 3207 Champort. Historical Pictures representing the most remarkable events of the French Revolution, portraits and vignettes, half bound, 1803, folio (32) Maggs, £2 15s. 3208 Clarke (J. S.) and J. M'Arthur. The Life of Admiral Lord Nelson, 2 vol., portraits, plates and vignettes, russia gilt, 1809, royal 4to. (33)

Ray, I IOS.

3209 De Melfort (Le Comte Drummond). Traité sur la Cavalerie, frontispiece, calf, with atlas of plates, 1776, folio and atlas folio (42) Ronald, £1 145. 3210 De Moleville (B.) The Costume of the Hereditary States of the House of Austria, coloured plates, morocco gilt, 1804, folio (43) J. Brown, I IIS. 3211 Durand-Brager (H.) Translation du Cercueil de l'Empereur Napoléon à bord de la frégate la Belle-Poule, lithographs, boards, Paris, 1844, atlas folio (47) F. Edwards, £2 16s. 3212 Eliot (F. P.) Six Letters on the Subject of the Armed Yeomanry, frontispiece of a Staffordshire Volunteer, and folding diagrams, boards, uncut, 1797, 8vo. (50)

Parsons, I IIS. 3213 Entick (J.) War in America, portraits and plates, 5 vol., calf, 1766, 8vo. (52) J. Brown, £1 IOS. 3214 French Revolution. Collection Complète des Tableaux Historiques de la Révolution Française, 3 vol., portraits and vignettes, half morocco, à Paris, 1804, folio (55)

Karslake, £8 3215 Gheyn (Jacques de). Maniement d'Armes d'Arquebuses, Mousquetez, et Piques, en conformité de l'Ordre de Monseigneur le Prince d'Orange, engraved title and plates of Military Costume and Musket Drill, calf, Amsterdam, s. d., folio (57) Rimell, £3 12s. 6d. 3216 Gibb (Wm.) Naval and Military Trophies, and Personal Relics of British Heroes, coloured plates, cloth, 1896, folio (59) Ray, £15s. 3217 Heath (W.) A collection of Interesting Subjects of Military Occurrences, Costumes, etc., numerous coloured plates within ornamental borders, half morocco, T. McLean, n. d., royal 8vo. (69) Hornstein, £11 12s. 6d. 3218 Jubé (Auguste). Le Temple de la Gloire ou les Fastes Militaires de la France, 2 vol., plates, half bound, Paris, 1820, folio (83) Rimell, I 10s.

3219 Magneney (C.) Le Recueil des Armes de Plusieurs Nobles

Maisons et Familles, engraved title (mounted) and several hundred plates of arms, some coloured, calf, Paris (1633), folio (88) Ronald, £2 3220 Malton (Thomas). A Picturesque Tour through London and Westminster, 2 vol. in 1, aquatint plates, half morocco, with all faults, 1792, folio (90) F. Edwards, £5 10s. 3221 Markham] (G.) The Souldier's Grammar, containing the Rules of the Art of Militaire (some leaves slightly cropped), calf, with all faults, 1643, small 4to. (91) Maggs, £1 3222 Meyrick (S. R.) A Critical Inquiry into Antient Armour, plates of Costume, and initial letters in gold and colours, half morocco, t. e. g., uncut, R. Jennings, 1824, folio (97) G. H. Brown, £7 10s.

3223 Meyrick (S. R.) and C. H. Smith. The Costume of the Original Inhabitants of the British morocco gilt, 1821, folio (98)

3224 Meyrick and Skelton. Engraved

Islands, coloured plates,
F. Edwards, £2 25.
Illustrations of Antient

Armour from the Collection at Goodrich Court, 2 vol., plates, half morocco extra, 1854, imperial 4to. (99)

Quaritch, £2 17s. 6d. 3225 Military Costume of Turkey, coloured plates, morocco gilt, 1818, folio (102) Franks, Li 3226 Moore (Joseph). Eighteen Views taken at and near Rangoon, coloured plates of Military and Naval operations, half bound, n. d., oblong 4to. (105) Sabin, £5 5s. 3227 Morgan (Sylvanus). The Sphere of Gentry, engraved title by Gaywood, containing portrait of the author, portraits and plates of Arms, calf, W. Leybourn, 1661, folio (106) Parsons, 2 IOS. 3228 Napoléon. Tableaux Historiques des Campagnes d'Italie depuis l'an IV. jusqu'à la Battaile de Marengo, plates after Vernet, half morocco, Paris, 1806, imperial folio (108) Parsons, £2 25. 3229 Naval Achievements of Great Britain from the Year 1793 to 1817, coloured plates, half morocco, uncut, J. Jenkins, n. d., royal 4to. (109) Hornstein, £31 3230 Nicholson (William). The History of the Wars occasioned by the French Revolution, coloured plates, half morocco, 1816, folio (111)

3231 Prince of Wales' Island.

Karslake, £2 A series of ten coloured prints of Views in Prince of Wales' Island, half morocco, 1821, oblong folio (120)

3232 Quadrille de Marie Stuart, coloured different characters, half bound, n. d.,

Karslake, £6 15s.
Costume plates of the
folio (122)
Franks, £2 12s. 6d.

3233 Ross (Andrew). Old Scottish Regimental Colours, coloured plates, cloth, 1885, folio (127) Ronald, £I IS. 3234 Russia. The Costume of the Russian Empire, coloured plates, dark morocco extra, 1803, folio (130) Ronald, £1 5s. 3235 Scotland. The Book of the Club of True Highlanders, 2 vol. in 1, numerous illustrations, half morocco, n. d., folio (134) Ray, £1 10s.

3236 Segar (W.) Honor, Military and Civill, plates and woodcuts, illuminated in gold and colours, calf, 1602, small folio (137) Skinner, £145. 3237 Shaw (Henry). Dresses and Decorations of the Middle Ages, 2 vol., plates and initial letters in colours, half morocco, 1858, imperial 8vo. (138) G. H. Brown, £1 155. 3238 Strutt (Joseph). A Complete View of the Dress and Habits of the People of England, 2 vol., plates in brown, russia gilt, 1796, 4to. (143) Ronald, £1 125. 3239 Sword Exercise. Rules and Regulations for the Cavalry, coloured plates, calf, War Office, 1796 (144)

3240 Thomas.

Hornstein, £ 145. Un An à Rome et dans ses Environs, coloured plates, half morocco, Paris, 1823, folio (146) Maggs, £2 10s. 3241 Triumphs of Europe in the Campaigns of 1812-1814, coloured plates, 1814-The Campaign of Waterloo, coloured plates, 1816, in one vol., half russia, folio (147) Maggs, £3 3242 Vernet et Lami. Collection des Uniformes des Armées Francaises de 1791 a 1814, coloured plates, calf, Paris, 1822, royal 8vo. (151) Maggs, £5 3243 Volunteers. Loyal Volunteers of London and Environs, in their respective Uniforms, title and coloured plates by Rowlandson (including the 9 plates of Cavalry), half calf (1799), 4to. (155) Hornstein, £23 10s. 3244 Volunteers. The British Volunteer, Nos. 1 to 6 (all published), coloured portraits of Officers in Uniform, wrappers, 1799, 4to. (159) Parsons, £12 58. 3245 Volunteers. Plunket (Captain Thomas). The Character of a Good Commander, with a Short Commendation of the Famous Artillery (more properly Military) Company of London, half calf (rare tract in verse), 1689, small 4to. (182) Karslake, £2 25. 3246 Ward (Q.) Animadversions of Warre, or a Militarie Magazine of the Truest Rules and Ablest Instructions, engraved title and numerous woodcuts, calf, 1639, folio (183)

Maggs, £1 16s. 3247 Westall (R.) Victories of the Duke of Wellington, coloured plates, half morocco, LARGE PAPER, 1819, folio (184) Parsons, £25s. 3248 Willemin (N. X.) Choix de Costumes Civils et Militaires des Peuples de l'Antiquité, 2 vol., numerous plates, boards, uncut, 1798, folio (185) Quaritch, £2 25. 3249 Williamson (T.) Oriental Field Sports, coloured plates by Howitt, half morocco, 1807, oblong folio (187)

Skinner, £15 10s.


THE LIBRARY OF THE LATE SIR WALTER BESANT, M.A., F.S.A. (No. of Lots, 560; amount realised, £589 9s. 9d.)

[NOTE. Sir Walter Besant's library, though catalogued under a comparatively small number of entries, consisted of a great many books, of useful rather than marketable interest. These were nearly all made up into “parcels " and disposed of for small sums; but in any case are not reported here, as the amounts realised under such circumstances would be no guide to the value of individual works. Some surprise has been expressed at the smallness of the prices realised for the original autograph manuscripts of Sir Walter Besant's novels, which he wrote either singly or in collaboration with Mr. Rice. Contrary to what might have reasonably been expected, these brought quite trifling sums. The following report includes all the books and manuscripts disposed of at this sale which are of interest from the special point of view of BookPRICES CURRENT.—-ED.]

(a) Original Autograph Manuscripts, enclosed in drop cases

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3264 Freeman (Edward A.)

History of the Norman Conquest of England, 6 vol., maps, uncut, 1877-79, 8vo. (109) _ £9 158. 3265 Palestine Exploration Fund. Survey of Western Falestine, edited by E. H. Palmer and Walter Besant, 9 vol. and 3 folding maps (in cases), 1881, etc.-Survey of Eastern Palestine, vol. 1, 1889-Fauna and Flora of Sinai, Petra and Wâdy 'Arabah, 1891-Archæological Researches in Palestine [1873-74], 2 vol., 1899-and in 8vo.: The City and the Land, Lectures, 1892-The Tell Amarna Tablets, 1893-The Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem, 1897-Excavations at Jerusalem [1894-97], 1898-Quarterly Statement, 25 vol., 1869-93, together 45 vol., 4to. (234) £17 155.



[MARCH 26TH, 1902.]



(No. of Lots, 228; amount realised, about £500.)

3266 Adam (R.) Ruins of the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian, at Spalatro, proof impressions of the plates, the dedication copy to King George III., morocco, the sides covered with elaborate gold tooling, with the Royal Arms in the centre, gilt edges, 1763, folio (181) Parsons, £12 5s. 3267 Alken (Henry). Sporting Scrap-Book, 49 coloured plates of Shooting, Fox-Hunting, Coursing, Racing, etc., fine copy, original half morocco, gilt edges, 1824, folio (220)

Sotheran, £13 15s. 3268 Arabella Stuart (Lady). Manuscript of the XVIIth Century, containing a number of Transcripts in a very elegant hand of Pieces in Verse and Prose, by or relating to the Lady Arabella Stuart (211) Pickering, £100

[The binding consisted of a sheet of vellum, cut with the penknife in patterns resembling point lace and laid over pink satin varied with blue. In two of the corners of each cover the initials "YY," interlaced, occur; the others being filled with knots. On one side the Royal arms (France and England quartered) had been illuminated on satin and formed the centre of the design, the garter, crown and motto, "Semper eadem," being cut out in the vellum. The centre of the other side was divided into two square panels, the ornament of the upper one of which is gone. lower panel contains a device of a bird rising from the earth, with the motto, "Je fuy la terre et cherche le ciel." (This has suffered from friction.) In a morocco case.Catalogue.]


3269 Architectural Publication Society, Dictionary of Architecture, plates, 7 vol. in 5, 1849-92-Essays and Illustrations, published between 1848 and 1852, plates, 6 vol., half morocco, 4to. (146) Maggs, £6 5s. 3270 Boccaccio (G.) Le Décaméron (traduit par Le Maçon), plates and tailpieces after Gravelot, Boucher, Eisen, etc., 5 vol., French calf, gilt edges, Londres (Paris), 1757, 8vo. (175) Rimell, £7 10s. 3271 Booth (E. T.) Rough Notes on the Birds observed during twenty-five years Shooting and Collecting in the British Islands, 113 coloured plates, from drawings by E. Neale, 3 vol., half morocco, uncut, 1881-87, 4to. (212)

Quaritch, £19 10S.

3272 Combe (W.) The Dance of Life, coloured plates by Rowland

son, half calf, 1817, 8vo. (24)

Maggs, £4 128.

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