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Island Books [formerly of Devon]

Fine and Rare Books at the foot of the South Downs
Phillips, 1992 4to., with numerous facsimiles (a number full-page) throughout; original pictorial wrappers, a fine copy. The sale comprised a total of 565 lots. The remaining papers of Peter Mark Roget (notable polymath and creator of the Thesaurus) comprise lots 41-58 (four facsimiles; three full-page; plus cover illustration of Roget's deed box). THE PAPERS INCLUDE THE AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF THE FIRST DRAFT OF THE THESAURUS (1805) HITHERTO REGARDED AS LOST. (Book ref. 6375)
Country Life, 1925 Roy. 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, title in red and black, and very numerous fine photographs and plans throughout; green cloth, upper board framed and lettered in blind, gilt back, backstrip faded (but all lettering wholly legible), a very good, bright, clean copy. Scarce standard reference (Book ref. 23530)
Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1990 8vo., First Edition,, with a portrait frontispiece; original blue cloth, gilt back, blue endpapers, a near fine copy in the dustwrapper. Includes index of letters and biographical register of recipients. Already scarce. (Book ref. 20181)
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Phillips at Ramster, Chiddingfold, 1996 8vo., First Edition, with numerous photographs throughout; original pictorial wrappers, a fine copy. The catalogue lists 685 lots. (Book ref. 19344)
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Phillips at Ramster, Chiddingfold, 1996 8vo., First Edition, with numerous photographs throughout; original pictorial wrappers, a fine copy. The catalogue lists 884 lots. (Book ref. 19345)
[Privately Printed, Canterbury, 1960] 8vo., First Edition, with 6 full-page photographs in the text; original pictorial wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a good, clean copy. With a relevant cutting loosely inserted. Bennett (Supp.), p.114. (Book ref. 13291)
Phillips, 1996 Roy. 4to., First Edition, with numerous reproductions throughout; original pictorial wrappers, a fine copy. The sale comprises 203 lots with full index of artists, including Allingham, Battista, Constable, Foster, Morley, Rowlandson, Varley and many others. (Book ref. 11882)
Thomas Nelson, [1934] 8vo., First Edition, with a coloured frontispiece and numerous monochrome illustrations in the text, top a little dust-soiled; original pictorial brown cloth, blocked and lettered in black, backstrip blocked and lettered in black, a remarkably bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly age-soiled and with minor loss (not affecting lettering) at top of front panel. Uncommon in this condition. (Book ref. 12531)
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Phillips, 1987 8vo., First Edition, with plates; original pictorial wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a fine copy. The catalogue lists 748 lots. (Book ref. 21195)
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Phillips, 1981 8vo., First Edition, with plates; original pictorial wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a very good, clean copy. The catalogue lists 249 lots. With the printed list of estimates loosely inserted. (Book ref. 22925)
Phillips, 1996 4to., with numerous facsimiles throughout; original pictorial wrappers, a fine copy. The sale as a whole contained 713 lots, of which the Brian Johnston collection comprised lots 160-256 with a brief introduction by Colin Cowdrey. The sale also contained five lots (451-455) from the cricket collection of George Gibbons Hearne, who played 252 matches for Kent between 1875-95, and fifteen lots (456-470) from the cricket collection of A.W. Shelton (1862-1938) who served for over thirty years on the committee of Nottinghamshire CC. (Book ref. 6796)
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Phillips, 1988 8vo., First Edition, with plates; original pictorial wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a fine copy. The catalogue lists 347 lots. The prices realised are neatly entered in pencil. (Book ref. 21196)
Christie, Manson & Woods International, New York, 1977 4to., with numerous coloured and monochrome plates; original printed wrappers, a very good, clean copy. With the printed list of estimates bound in at end.The sale comprised 103 lots. Lot 90 is the original autograph manuscript of the Sherlock Holmes story 'The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax' (published in book form in 'His Last Bow'). The MS comprises 28 leaves containing approximately 95 minor corrections all in the author's hand. The first page is illustrated in full; the estimate is £12,000-£15,000. (Book ref. 17964)
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Phillips, 1991 8vo., First Edition, with plates; original pictorial wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, a fine copy. The catalogue lists 289 lots. (Book ref. 22926)