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Dominic Winter Auctioneers

Further entries invited for all categories. For further details please contact one of our specialist valuers.

Printed Books, Maps & Documents

A selection of lots being sold 19 July 2017

Charles Darwin.  On The Origin Of Species, 1st edition, 1859.   Estimate £15,000-20,000

Florence Nightingale.  Notes On Nursing, 1st edition, 1st issue, 1859.   Estimate £1000-1500

George Edwards. Gleanings of Natural History, exhibiting figures of Quadrupeds, Birds, Insects, Plants &c..., printed for the author at the Royal College of Physicans, four parts only, volumes 1, 2, & 3 and a duplicate of volume 2, (bound in three), 1758 - 1764. Sold as a collection of plates.   Estimate £3000-5000

For further information please contact Nathan Winter or Chris Albury or

01285 860006

Children's & Illustrated Books

Modern Literature & First Editions

A selection of lots being sold 20 July 2017

A complete deck of manuscript playing cards in the original box, hand-painted by a French Prisoner of War at Porchester Castle, circa 1796.   Estimate  £7000-10,000

J.M. & Ravilious, Eric Richards. High Street, 1st edition, 1938.   Estimate £800-1200

John Wyndham. The Day of the Triffids, 1st edition, 1951.   Estimate £300-400

John Le Carre. The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, 1st edition,1963.   Estimate £200-300

Agatha Christie. Death on the Nile, 1st edition, 1937.   Estimate £2000-3000

Graham Greene. England Made Me, 2nd printing, August 1935, First printed in June 1935 in a 7/6 dust jacket.  Estimate £300-500

Graham Greene. The Ministry of Fear. An Entertainment, 1st edition, 1943, contained in modern foldover box.   Estimate £1000-1500

Richard Doyle. In Fairyland, A Series of Pictures from the Elf-World. With a Poem, by William Allingham, 1st edition, 1870.   Estimate £400-600

Robert Morden Miniature Map Playing Cards.  The 52 Counties of England and Wales, Geographically Described in a Pack of Cards, 1st edition, 1st state, London: Robert Morden, 1676, 37 (of 52) suit cards, engraved maps with outline hand-colouring, suit symbols stencilled and coloured, versos blank, close-trimmed, somewhat finger-soiled, a few scattered marks and marginal dings, upper right corner of II Clubs (Cumberland) snipped with loss of Roman numerals, now written in pencil, 95 x 55mm

Very rare first state group of these early county map playing cards, many the first to feature roads of their respective counties. Part of a selection of lots of antique playing cards offered for sale on 20 July.

Estimate £4000-6000

L-R Andrew Lang, editor. 

The Crimson Fairy Book, 1st edition, 1903.  Estimate £150-200

The Green Fairy Book, 1st edition, 1892.   Estimate £150-200

The Blue Fairy Book, 1st edition, 1889.   Estimate £300-500

The Brown Fairy Book, 1st edition, 1904.   Estimate £100 - 150

For further information please contact Susanna Winters, Paul Rasti or Chris Albury

01285 860006