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Lot Number: 736
MARIE, QUEEN OF ROMANIA; 'Hommage de la Romania A Ferdinand le Grand & Ode a la Roumanie', Paris 1922, the copy identifies as 'Exemplaire no. 18', with portraits and photogravures of Ferdinand I and Queen Marie, and various plates, bound in green velvet boards in white metal mounts with silversmith's lozenge marks, clasps by Marius Veaugeois of Paris. The book was given to Ralph P. Bolton, a former Exxon executive (1897-1994), sold with a presentation parchment letter signed by the Essobolts, hand painted with decorative floral and foliate scroll border and with a roundel to each corner depicting views of Rome, dated February 28th 1959.
Estimate: £800 - £1200
Lot Number: 737
LOWE, E.J.; Ferns; British and Exotic, eight leather bound volumes published by Groom bridge & Sons, 1856, also additional volume 'New and Rare Ferns', published 1857 (9).
Estimate: £60 - £100
Heavy wear to all bindings. Some light foxing throughout. Heavy wear to the edges of the boards. Unknown if all plates are present.
Lot Number: 738
A large quantity of books relating to Cheshire including a series by Fletcher Moss, Raymond Richards Old Cheshire Churches, Hall Nantwich, Thomas Pennant's tour from Downing to Alston Moor, Lysons' Magnet Britannia; Cheshire, etc (2).
Estimate: £100 - £200
Lot Number: 739
A small quantity of books relating to Chester including Hanshal's History of the County Palatine of Chester, Fenwick History of Chester, etc.
Estimate: £50 - £100
Lot Number: 740
A small quantity of books relating to Wales including Ruthin & Denbigh Castles, three volume Pennant's Tours in Wales, Roscoe's Wandering in North Wales, etc.
Estimate: £30 - £50
Lot Number: 741
ELIOT, TS; a 1934 first edition of The Rock: a pageant play published by Faber & Faber, inscribed to Miss Phyllis Woodliffe, who had played the part of 'Mrs Bert' in the play, signed by TS Eliot and dated in 1934. TS Eliot had a minor correspondence with Miss Woodliffe which appears in the collected letters of TS Eliot volume 6. She was an actress and a receipt to her addressed to Sadler's Wells Theatre in London is included with the lot. The Rock was written as part of a fund raising campaign to assist the Forty-Five Churches Fund to build new churches in London's suburbs. The Rock expresses Eliot's thoughts on community and tradition which he later elaborated more famously in, for example, 'Murder in the Cathedral'.
Estimate: £300 - £500
Lot Number: 742
ALDOUS HUXLEY; a 1949 British first edition of Ape and Essence, a dystopian satire on a similar theme to Brave New World, published by Chatto & Windus London, hard cover with price clipped dust jacket, cloth binding.
Estimate: £50 - £80
Lot Number: 743
Seven leather bound volumes of British sports and sportsman to include ''Big Game Hunting and Angling'', ''Shooting and Deer Stalking'', ''The Story of Shipping'', ''Cricket and Football'', ''Yachting and Rowing'', ''Racing'' and ''Hunting'' (7).
Estimate: £150 - £200
Some rubbing and wear to the spines. Some light foxing and staining throughout.
Lot Number: 744
RHODES JAMES, MONTAGUE; the frescoes in the chapel at Eton College with facsimiles of drawings by RH Essex, numbered 101 in Ltd edition of 250 copies published 1907, Poole and Hugall A guide to York Cathedral and it's Antiquities, in library binding, Sykes History of Huddersfield published 1898, Mortimer's Forty Years Researches in British and Saxon Burial Mounds of East Yorkshire and volume II, 1844 of Weale's Papers on Architecture (5).
Estimate: £20 - £40
Lot Number: 745
BICKERDYKE, JOHN; The Curiosities of Ale and Beer with fifty wood cut illustrations, published in London in 1889, John Taylor's Geological Essays regarding the geology of Manchester an the neighbourhood, published in 1864, Halliwell's catalogue of proclamations, Broadsides, Ballads and Poems in library binding and W Taylor's English Synonyms, published in London 1813 (4).
Estimate: £20 - £30