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No. of lots: 87

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History and related biographies. Includes; Morley, J. - The Life of William Ewart Gladstone. 1903, three volumes; Thompson, J. W. - Economic and Social History of the Middle Ages. 1959-66, two volumes; Etc. (17)

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Natural History/Botany & Topography. Clapham, Tutin & Warburg - Flora of the British Isles. 1962, 2nd edition. With the 4 volumes of Illustrations and a copy of Excursion Flora of the British Isles, 1968 2nd edition; Monk, W. J. - By Thames, Coln, and Leach. Oxford: 1927; ward Lock Red Guides for London (1915), Anglesey & North Wales (1930) and Isle of Wight (1918); etc. (19) Provenance: from the working collection of noted botanist A. R. Clapham.

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Arthur Ransome. A selection, includes; The Child's Book of the Seasons. London: Anthony Treherne & Company, 1906. 1st edition. Illustrated by Frances Craine; Swallowdale. New York: 1932. 1st US edition. In dust wrapper; The Picts and the Martyrs. London: 1943. 1st edition. In dust wrapper. And; Idem. (4)

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Antiquarian Odd Volumes. A large selection, includes; Francisco Turrettino - Institutio Theologiae Elencticae (pars secunda). Geneva: 1689; R. P. Cornelii Cornelii - A Lapide E Societate Jesu, Commentaria in Vetus Et Novum Testamentum. Venetiis [venice] Ex Typographia Balleoniana: 1740. Appears complete: 11 volumes in 10 books. Disbound; Potter, R. - The Tragedies of Aeschylus. Norwich: 1777. Boards detached; etc. (17)

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Local Industrial History. Mining and related. A selection, includes; Holland, Eric G. - Coniston Copper. 1987, 1st, signed; Geddes, R. Stanley - Burlington Blue-Grey. 1991, 2nd edition; Ian Tyler Blue Rock publications; etc. (13)

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Furness and Lakeland Railways. A small selection, includes; Andrews, Michael - The Furness Railway: A History. 2012, 1st; etc. (6)

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Maritime. Vickers and Barrow Shipbuilding interest. A selection. (13)

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Original Manuscript Workbook. [Cowper, H. Swainson] - The History of the Essex Family of Raleigh Castle, Co. Essex. Radswell & Thackstead in the same county, &c. Not published, dated November 1886. Comprising approx. 40 pages of handwritten notes and prose regarding the history of the Essex family in the counties of Essex, Middlesex & Berkshire. Presumably Cowper was either preparing this work for publication or it may have been a private project. The work begins around the Norman period with Robert FitzWimarc, his son Swein of Essex and continues through into the 16th century. There are several family trees and illustrations of the family crest. At the rear is an unrelated pen and ink sketch of Hawkshead Hall. (1)

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A late 19th century scrapbook/album concerning the art collection of Robert C. Hall, esq. The album is titled: Photographs of Oil Paintings and Water-Color Drawings by Prominent Modern Artists... Collected by, Robert C. Hall, esq. There are newspaper clippings to the end papers referring to the auction of Mr Hall's collection at Messrs. Branch and Leete's Hanover Gallery. The album comprises a selection of photographs and engravings depicting the works of art within the collection, as well as letters from some of the artists. Artists include: B. W. Leader; Edwin Long; James Barnes; C. S. Lidderdale; J. MacWhirter; Hamo Thornycroft; etc. Compiled by R. C. Hall and A. W. Hall. Small Quarto format, half morocco over textured cloth. (1)

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An early 20th century scrapbook/album. Dates appear to run 1911-1923. No ownership markings. Contents comprise a varied selection of sketches, verse, and related - many of a humorous nature. Most of the sketches are naive but others appear quite adept, the majority are pen and ink but some are coloured. Please refer to images for examples. The album itself is rather worn, particularly the extremities. Occasional light spotting internally, otherwise contents in good order. (1)

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A Victorian Commonplace/Leisure Hours Book. Dates circa 1851. Initialed 'C. L. A.', presumed authoress as they have the first and final handwritten contribution. There appear to be other contributors, including some with the surname Apthorpe. Contains a varied selection of engravings, sketches, cuttings and verse, etc. Some coloured. Loosely tipped-in is a portrait sketch and poetic tribute to Georgiana Charlotte Abercromby, 4th daughter of Sir Robert Abercromby of Birkenbog. With; a smaller scrapbook of similar date containing a variety of pen and ink and pen and wash sketches, engravings, etc. Presumably copied from works of the period (one bears resemblance to a Tenniel illustration for Alice). Please refer to images for examples. (2)

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