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Lot Number: 944
HUNT, P. FRANCIS; Orchidaceae, with plates drawn by Mary Grierson, published by The Bourton Press 1973, a large limited edition vellum bound volume, signed by both the author and artist, limited edition 263/600, copy subscribed by Joan Macdonald, original vellum hard boards, gilt tooled spine and in red canvas hard sleeve. Included with the lot are a series of letters from Joan Macdonald to the Bourton Press regarding the purchase of the volume and a small selection of letters from Mary Grierson the artist, to Joan Macdonald.
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Estimate: 200 - 300

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Lot Number: 945
PRATT, ANNE; Flowering Plants of Great Britain, published in six volumes by Frederick Warne & Co, illustrated with coloured plates with gold edged pages with tooled fabric bindings and two volumes, Division X1 and Division X11 of Anne Pratt's Flowering Plants with coloured illustrations, published by Frederick Warne (8).
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Estimate: 80 - 100

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Lot Number: 946
TUNNICLIFFE, CHARLES FREDERICK; Shorelands Summer Diary, a signed copy by the artist with dust jacket.
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Estimate: 30 - 50

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Lot Number: 947
MOORE, THOMAS; two volumes of 'The Nature Printed British Ferns', Nature printed by Henry Bradbury of London, Octavo edition, 1859, with relief prints taken from fern plants, plates detached.
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Estimate: 30 - 50

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Plates are detached from the binding. Condition of both books is poor and both require re-binding.

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Lot Number: 948
SHAW, WILLIAM ARTHUR M.A; Manchester Old and New, three navy and gilt leather bound volumes with printed illustrations after H.E. Tidmarsh, published by Cassell & Co Ltd, also three further local interest titles to include 'The Manor of Gawsworth' by Raymond Richards in red and gilt binding, published by the Ancient Monuments Society (6).
Category: Books
Estimate: 20 - 40

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Lot Number: 949
COLLIER, JOHN (BOBBIN, TIM); 'The Miscellaneous Works of Tim Bobbin Esq, containing his view on the Lancashire Dialect with large additions and improvements. Also his poem of the flying dragon and the man of Heaton. Together with other his whimsical amusements in prose and verse', Manchester 1775, later re-bound by Winstanley of Manchester.
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Estimate: 50 - 80

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Lot Number: 950
WORTLEY AXE, PROF. J., ED; The Horse, Its Treatment in Health and Disease, with a complete guide to breeding, training and management, published in nine volumes by The Gresham Publishing Co in 1906, illustrated with colour plates, black and white drawings and photographs in text, in cloth bindings.
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Estimate: 50 - 60

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Lot Number: 951
Five bound volumes of the Sporting Magazine for 1826, 1828, 1831, 1832 and 1836, printed for M.A Pittman, bindings af plus volumes 2 - 4 of the Rural Cyclopedia, A Complete and Universal Dictionary of the English Language by the Reverend James Barclay, published in 1823, two books on horses, a bible and a book on the life of the saviour, etc plus a modern book box containing plans of Dover Castle, the Tower of London, the Palace of Westminster and Windsor Castle (17).
Category: Books
Estimate: 30 - 50

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The Sporting Magazines are damaged with the fronts coming off however they appear to be complete, the other books are in various conditions but also appear to be complete.

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Lot Number: 952
A large quantity of books relating to music including a set of Grove's Dictionary of Music & Musicians.
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Estimate: 50 - 80

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Lot Number: 953
A collection of Folio Society Shakespeare volumes, a leather bound illustrated edition of 'The Fables of La Fontaine', two illustrated volumes of 'Joseph Wright of Derby' by Benedict Nicolson, etc.
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Estimate: 20 - 40

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