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The Dorset Auction

Absentee bids accepted until Thursday 22nd Jul 2021

Auction date Thursday 22nd Jul 2021

Duke’s are delighted to be holding our inaugural ‘Dorset Auction’ a sale to celebrate the history, literature, arts and crafts of the county. Featured in this auction will be the Derek Mills Library: A Collection of Thomas Hardy and Dorset Books. 

Auction:
Thursday 22nd July at 10.30am

Viewing: 

Saturday 17th July 9:30am - 12pm

Monday 19th - Wednesday 21st July, 9.30am - 5pm

From 9am the day of the Auction 

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£ £
Lot Title Estimate Hammer price
25 HARDY, THOMAS., TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES,
'A Pure Woman', 'In Three Volumes', volumes I-III, published1892, London, James R. Osgood, Mcilvaine and Co., and a collection of Thomas Hardy hardback editions (a lot)

Provenance: The Derek Mills…
£500 - £1,000 £400 View
26 THOMAS HARDY: A LARGE COLLECTION OF BOOKLETS, PAMPHLETS, JOURNALS AND MAGAZINES
including a large number of works by 'Toucan Press' (a lot)
Provenance: The Derek Mills Library, A Collection of Thomas Hardy and Dorset Books
£50 - £100 - View
27 A PREFACE HAND WRITTEN AND SIGNED BY THOMAS HARDY,
Discussing the landscapes of village life and the customs of the village bodies, together with a 'How I Built Myself A House' signed by Thomas Hardy (2)

Provenance: The Derek Mills Library, A…
£200 - £400 £450 View
28 A SIGNED LETTER FROM FLORENCE HARDY,
Written to Mr Lea, in which she complains about her husband's debilitative heart condition, and how it is causing them to be unable to socialise, and another hand written letter from Florence Hardy …
£200 - £400 £600 View
29 'HARDY'S WESSEX' A LIMITED EDITION POOLE POTTERY CHARGER
made for the Thomas Hardy Festival, Dorchester, July 1968, number 39 of the edition of 250, 41.25cm diameter

Provenance: The Derek Mills Library, A Collection of Thomas Hardy and Dorset Books
£50 - £100 £60 View
30 'HARDY'S WESSEX' A LIMITED EDITION POOLE POTTERY CHARGER
made for the Thomas Hardy Festival, Dorchester, July 1968, number 40 of the edition of 250, 41.25cm diameter

Provenance: The Derek Mills Library, A Collection of Thomas Hardy and Dorset Books
£50 - £100 £90 View
31 THOMAS HARDY INTEREST: A COLLECTION OF MEMORABILIA
including collectable ceramics by Poole Pottery for the Hardy Festival in 1968, further ceramics by Boncath Pottery, glassware, ephemera, photographs, vinyl records, bottles of Eldridge Pope's Hardy…
£100 - £200 £70 View
32 THE DORSET YEAR-BOOK, 1926,
Published by the SOCIETY OF DORSET MEN IN LONDON, and a large collection of 'The Dorset Year-Book', beginning with the first account of The Society of Dorset Men in London in 1904, and spanning up to…
£50 - £100 - View
33 PROCEEDINGS OF THE DORSET NATURAL HISTORY AND ANTIQUARIAN FIELD CLUB, 1898,
and a large collection of further editions, also with a large collection of 'PROCEEDINGS OF THE DORSET NATURAL HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY', the range spanning up to the 1990's (a collection)…
£100 - £200 £60 View
34 ATKINSON, C. T. THE DORSETSHIRE REGIMENT, VOLUMES I AND II,
'The thirty-Ninth and Fifty-Fourth Foot and The Dorset Militia and Volunteers', Published 1947 by Oxford University Press, with 'HISTORY OF THE DORSETHSIRE REGIMENT 1914-1919', and a collection of…
£30 - £50 £30 View
35 PRATT, HARVEST-HOME, VOLUMES I-III,
Published 1805, London, with 'NOTES & QUERIES FOR SOMERSET AND DORSET', 1890, Volumes I-III and some later editions, (a lot)

Provenance: The Derek Mills Library, A Collection of Thomas Hardy and…
£30 - £50 £30 View
36 CHAMBERS' CYCLOPAEDIA OF ENGLISH LITERATURE, VOLUMES I-III,
Darton, F.J.H., The Soul of Dorset, Hodder, The Life and Work of the Seventh Earl of Shaftesbury, K.G. Darton
£10 - £20 - View
37 LIEUTENANT-GENERAL PITT RIVERS, EXCAVATIONS IN CRANBORNE CHASE NEAR RUSHMORE ON THE BORDERS OF DORSET AND WILTS, VOLUMES I-II,
Published 1887, and Lieut-General Pitt Rivers 'EXCAVATIONS IN CRANBORNE CHASE', Vol IV, Published 1898, and further Pitt Rivers Literature (a lot)

Provenance: The Derek Mills Library, A Collection…
£200 - £400 £170 View
38 ROWSON, J. W. BRIDPORT AND THE GREAT WAR,
'Its Record of Work at Home and in The Field', Published 1923, London, with a collection of further literature relating to Bridport, Lyme Regis, Weymouth, Dorchester, The Isle of Purbeck and…
£40 - £80 £90 View
39 HODDER, E. THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE SEVENTH EARL OF SHAFTESBURY, K. G.
Published 1892 by Cassell & Company Limited, with 'THE WORLDS WORKERS', published 1890, and a collection of further literature pertaining to Lord Shaftesbury (a lot)
Provenance: The Derek Mills…
£30 - £50 - View
40 WYNDHAM, HENRY PENRUDDOCKE., THE DIARY OF THE LATE GEORGE BUBB DODINGTON,
'Baron of Melcombe Regis: From March 8, 1748-9, to Feb 6, 1761.' Published 1784, London, with 'WHO'S WHO IN DORSET', printed 1934, and a collection of literature relating to notable persons of Dorset…
£40 - £80 £30 View
41 POWYS, LLEWELYN., THE VERDICT OF BRIDLEGOOSE,
Published 1926, New York, Harcourt , Brace and Company, with Powys, T. F., 'INNOCENT BIRDS', Published 1926, London, Chatto & Windus, and a collection of other Powys related literature (a lot)
£40 - £80 £30 View
42 SYDENHAM, JOHN., HISTORY OF THE TOWN AND COUNTY OF POOLE,
Published 1986 by Poole Historical Trust, with a collection of literature relating to Poole, Bournemouth, Wimborne, Christchurch and Cranbourne; including 'Cranbourne Chase' Published 1841, London …
£30 - £50 £70 View
43 LAWRENCE, T. E., SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM,
'A Triumph', Published 1935, London, Jonathan Cape, with Lawrence, T. E., 'REVOLT IN THE DESERT', Published 1927, New York, Garden City Publishing Company, Inc, and a collection of further…
£500 - £1,000 £400 View
44 DARTON, F. J. H., THE SOUL OF DORSET,
Published 1922, Houghton Mifflin Company, with Treves, Sir Frederick., 'HIGHWAYS & BYWAYS IN DORSET', Published 1906, London, Macmillan & Co., and a collection of literature relating to travels in…
£20 - £40 - View
45 JEYES, S. H., M.A., THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE MARQUIS OF SALISBURY, K. G.,
'A History of the Conservative Party During the Last Forty Years', Published London, J. S. Virtue & CO., Ltd, Number 67 of 500 'Edition De Luxe' with India Proof Plates, Volumes I-IV, together with a…
£50 - £100 - View
46 THE DORSET DOMESDAY, AN ALECTO TELEGRAPH EDITION,
to include an introduction and translation of the Dorset Domesday Book, Published 1991, London, a collection of Folios and Maps, and a reference to studies in the Domesday Book, to be sold with an…
£60 - £120 £40 View
47 BARNES, WILLIAM., POEMS OF RURAL LIFE IN THE DORSET DIALECT,
Published 1898, London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd., with a small collection of works by Barnes, Dorset poetry and plays; to include, Malleson, M., and Brooks, H., 'SIX MEN OF DORSET',…
£30 - £50 £30 View
48 HEATH, S. AND PRIDEAUX, W. DE C., SOME DORSET MANOR HOUSES
'With Their Literary and Historical Associations.', Published 1907, London, Bemrose and Sons Limited, with a collection of books relating to the Manor Houses and Churches of Dorset (a lot)
£40 - £80 £30 View

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