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Auction date Friday, 17 June 2022 10:30 - 17:30 BST

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Friday 17th June at 10.30am

Including property from the library of a remarkable collector of English literature, who sought out important association copies and first editions of the works of Hardy, Lawrence, Austen, Fleming, Tolkien, Milne, Trollope et al (Lots 1-49).

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Lot 25 Sold
HARDY, THOMAS: THE DYNASTS
London, Macmillan & Co., 1910

First one volume…
but is best known as the doctor who cared for John Merrick, ‘The Elephant Man’. Provenance:…
Hammer price: £2,600
Estimate: £2,500 - £4,000
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 26 Sold
HARDY, THOMAS: TIME'S LAUGHINGSTOCKS AND OTHER VERSES
London, Macmillan & Co., 1909

FIRST EDITION,…
WITH THREE SIGNED LETTERS BY HARDY TO EDMUND GOSSE, ISAAC LEVINE & HARRY POUNCY tipped-in or…
Hammer price: £7,000
Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 27 Sold
HARDY, THOMAS: THE TRUMPET MAJOR
London, Smith, Elder & Co, 1880

FIRST EDITION. 3…
Hammer price: £1,400
Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500
17 June 2022
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Lot 28 Sold
HARDY, THOMAS: THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE
London, Smith, Elder & Co, 1886

FIRST EDITION. 2…
Hammer price: £2,800
Estimate: £2,800 - £4,000
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 29 Unsold
HARDY, THOMAS: THE WOODLANDERS
London, Macmillan & Co., 1887

FIRST EDITION,…
Provenance: Booklabel of Alfred and Sara Bernheim  Reference: Purdy, pp.54-57
Estimate: £2,000 - £4,000
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 30 Sold
HARDY, THOMAS: THE WOODLANDERS
London, Macmillan & Co., 1887

FIRST EDITION,…
Hammer price: £2,800
Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 31 Sold
HARDY, THOMAS: THE HAND OF ETHELBERTA: A COMEDY IN CHAPTERS
London, Smith, Elder & Co, 1876

FIRST EDITION. 2…
Hammer price: £750
Estimate: £800 - £1,500
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 32 Sold
HARDY, THOMAS: THE FAMOUS TRAGEDY OF THE QUEEN OF CORNWALL AT TINTAGEL IN…
London, Macmillan & Co., 1923

FIRST EDITION.…
Lower half of dust jacket torn away and repairs to edges, a little browning to endpapers. Hardy’s…
Hammer price: £1,400
Estimate: £1,000 - £1,800
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 33 Sold
LAWRENCE, TE: SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM. A TRIUMPH.
[London, Privately Printed, 1926.
SUBSCRIBERS’ OR…
4 folding maps. This includes the ‘Prickly Pear’ plate not called for in the list of illustrations…
Hammer price: £52,000
Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 34 Sold
LAWRENCE, T.E.: THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE ARAB REVOLT
[London, privately printed, 1924]

FIRST STATE OF…
Robert ‘Robin’ Buxton’s copy of the first 8 chapters of Seven Pillars of Wisdom which served as an…
Hammer price: £19,000
Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 35 Unsold
LAWRENCE, T.E: THE MINT
Garden City NY, Doubleday Doran & Co, 1936

FIRST…
Estimate: £10,000 - £20,000
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 36 Sold
[LAWRENCE, T.E]: MASEFIELD, JOHN: SALT-WATER BALLADS
London, Elkin Mathews, 1918

Sixth edition.…
Hammer price: £2,600
Estimate: £800 - £1,800
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 37 Sold
LAWRENCE. T.E: CRUSADER CASTLES
London, Golden Cockerel Press, 1936

FIRST…
Hammer price: £850
Estimate: £600 - £1,000
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 38 Sold
MILNE, A.A: THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER
London, Methuen & Co., 1920

ONE OF 20 COPIES ON…
Hammer price: £12,500
Estimate: £8,000 - £15,000
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 39 Sold
MILNE, A.A: THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER
FIRST EDITION. Decorations by E.H. Shepard, 8vo.,…
Hammer price: £1,600
Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 40 Sold
MILNE, A.A: WINNIE THE POOH
London, Methuen Children’s Books, 1973

ONE OF…
Hammer price: £900
Estimate: £500 - £1,200
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 41 Sold
RACKHAM, ARTHUR - BARRIE, J.M: PETER PAN IN KENSINGTON GARDENS
London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1906

ONE OF 500…
Hammer price: £2,900
Estimate: £2,500 - £5,000
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 42 Sold
RACKHAM, ARTHUR - GRAHAME, KENNETH: WIND IN THE WILLOWS
London, Methuen, 1951

ONE OF 500 COPIES SIGNED…
Hammer price: £2,800
Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 43 Sold
RACKHAM, ARTHUR - SWIFT, JONATHAN: GULLIVER'S TRAVELS
London, J.M. Dent & Co., 1909

ONE OF 750 COPIES…
Hammer price: £1,100
Estimate: £600 - £1,200
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 44 Sold
TOLKIEN, J.R.R: THE HOBBIT
London, George Allen & Unwin, 1937

FIRST EDITION…
Hammer price: £30,000
Estimate: £30,000 - £40,000
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 45 Sold
TOLKIEN, J.R.R: THE HOBBIT
London, George Allen & Unwin, 1971

Third edition…
*The first owner was a student at Merton College, Oxford between 1969 & 1974 while Tolkien was a…
Hammer price: £9,500
Estimate: £2,500 - £5,000
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 46 Unsold
TOLKIEN, J.R.R: THE LORD OF THE RINGS
London, George Allen & Unwin, 1965

THE…
Estimate: £2,000 - £4,000
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 47 Sold
TOLKIEN, J.R.R: THE ADVENTURES OF TOM BOMBADIL
London, George Allen & Unwin, 1962

FIRST EDITION…
Hammer price: £7,500
Estimate: £2,000 - £4,000
17 June 2022
17 June 2022
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Lot 48 Sold
TROLLOPE, ANTHONY: HOW THE "MASTIFFS" WENT TO ICELAND
London, Virtue & Co, 1878

FIRST EDITION, issued…
The Mastiff was a yacht belonging to John Burns, later Lord Inverclyde, in which Trollope sailed to…
Hammer price: £5,000
Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000
17 June 2022
17 June 2022

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