COLLECTION 23 ASSORTED LEATHER AND PRIZE BINDINGS INCLUDING GEORGE ELIOT: THE MILL ON THE FLOSS, 1907 reprint, contemporary tree calf gilt, spine gilt in compartments, signed “Oxford Binding”, in gilt to lower edge front paste down + JOSEPH CONRAD: LORD JIM, 1937 reprint, contemporary full red morocco gilt, spines gilt in compartments, “Holyrood School Bognor Regis”, decorative gilt armorial crest to top board + A E KNOX: ORNITHOLOGICAL RAMBLES IN SUSSEX; WITH A SYSTEMATIC CATALOGUE OF THE BIRDS OF THAT COUNTY, AND REMARKS ON THEIR LOCAL DISTRIBUTION: London, John Van Vorst, 1855, 3rd edition, 4 litho plates as called for, re-bound (not recent), half blue morocco gilt (slightly worn), spine gilt in compartments, red morocco gilt title label + SHEILA KAYE-SMITH: THE TRAMPING METHODIST, 1908, 1st edition, contemporary full crushed crimson morocco gilt, all edges gilt, inner dentelles gilt + ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON: VIRGINIBUS PUERISQUE AND OTHER PAPERS, 1896, 15th edition, contemporary crushed half crimson morocco gilt by Hatchards of Piccadilly, all edges gilt, armorial book plate and ownership signature of Edyth de Rougement to front paste down and first blank respectively + HENRY NEWBOLT: STORIES FROM FROISSART, circa 1900, contemporary tree calf gilt prize binding, spine gilt in compartments, Christ’s Hospital London armorial crest in gilt to top board and printed engraved presentation label to front paste down + THE REV EDWIN SIDNEY: THE LIFE OF LORD HILL, GCB, LATE COMMANDER OF THE FORCES, 1845, 2nd edition, engraved portrait frontispiece, contemporary green half calf, spine gilt with raised bands, red morocco label, armorial book plate of Francis Barchard to front paste down + W EGMONT KIRBY: BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM, circa 1900, 70 coloured plates, contemporary full blue morocco gilt prize binding by Lawrence of Rugby, spine gilt in compartments, all edges marbled, Rugby School armorial crest in gilt to top board + CAROLINE A HALSTED: LIFE OF MARGARET BEAUFORT, COUNTESS OF RICHMOND AND DERBY, MOTHER OF KING HENRY VII, 1839, 1st edition, engraved portrait frontispiece, contemporary three quarter calf, spine gilt in compartments, “Charles F Timaeus, Bedford” bookbinders ticket to rear paste down + JOHN HUNT: THE ASCENT OF EVEREST, 1953, 1st edition, 8 coloured plates as called for, contemporary three quarter crushed morocco gilt, gilt raised bands and title to spine, top edge gilt + 13 other similar, all from the library of Sir George Blunden (1922-2012) (23)
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