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Printed Books, Maps & Documents

Mathematics, Science & Computing: A Private Collection

Film Poster Artwork & Opera

A selection of lots being sold 30 January 2019

Souvenirs de Maurice, 1st edition, Port Louis, Mauritius: J. Maisonneuve, [1853], 20 hand-coloured lithographs comprising 18 views and 2 hunting scenes, of which 12 after Alfred Richard, 4 after Edouard Pitot, 3 'from a daguerrotype', and 1 after E. Crook, each with printed series title 'Souvenirs de Maurice', bound with: Alfred Richard & others, 20 hand-coloured lithographs of fruit, Port Louis, Mauritius: J. Maisonneuve, [c. 1850], plus Edouard Pitot, Ile Maurice, Port Louis, Mauritius: Devaux et Cie, [c. 1850], 16 hand-coloured lithographs of trees after Edouard Pitot.

Toussaint & Adolphe, Bibliography of Mauritius 115 for the Souvenirs; the work was apparently issued monthly, though no collation is provided. Three extremely rare Mauritius-printed suites of hand-coloured lithographs, containing in total 56 plates, most of them by Mauritian artists Edouard Pitot (1778-1860) and Alfred Richard (1824-1880).  A volume sold at Christie's (London) in 2004 contained 47 plates, including 22 apparently from the Souvenirs de Maurice, 21 botanicals, and a further three plates comprising two tinted views and an uncoloured plan; another set of the Ile Maurice series, comprising 16 plates, appeared in Paris in 2008 (Kahn-Dumousset, 4 April 2008, lot 18). The Bibliothèque nationale de France holds 25 lithographs from the Souvenirs series, including eight not found here, but lacking three plates which are found found in this volume (View at 'Riviere du Poste' (Savanna); 'Montagne du Rempart', from Plaines Wilhems; and Stag hunting); otherwise each series is institutionally untraced.  There was an exhibition of Pitot's work at the National History Museum of Mauritius in 2018, and Alfred Richard is identified as a leading figure among the 'accomplished Mauritian artists' who emerged in the second half of the 19th century (De Kervern & Martial, Mauritius: 500 Early Postcards, page 11).

A full list of plates is available on request.    Estimate £10,000-15,000

Andries De Leth, Mappe Monde ou Description du Globe Terrestre vu en concave ou en creux en deux Hemispheres, circa 1740.   Estimate £1200 - 1500

Three photographs of Maria Callas in costume, each signed, dated 1958 

(from a private collection of opera memorabilia).

A selection of works from a private library of mathematics, science and computing reference.

For further information please contact Chris Albury or Nathan Winter

01285 860 006

Printed Books, Maps & Documents

Fine Bird Books from a Private Library, Part One 

Early Agricultural Prints

A selection of lots being sold 6 March 2019

George Ernest Shelley, Monograph of the Nectarinidae, or Family of Sun-Birds, 1876-1880

Estimate £3000 - 5000

Henry E.Dresser, Monograph of Meropidae, or Family of Bee-Eaters, 1884-1886

Estimate £3000-5000

Gregory M.Mathews, The Birds of Australia, 13 volumes (including supplements), 1910-1928

Estimate £5000-8000

Gracius J.Broinowski, The Birds of Australia, 6 volumes, 1887-1891

Estimate £2000-3000

R.C. Reeve. The West Keal Ox, Winner of the II Class Premium of Twenty Sovngs & Silver Medal to the Breeder; Also the Gold Medal for the best Beast exhibited in any of the Cattle Classes at Smithfield, 1832. Bred & Fed by Mr. J.B. Topham of West Keal, near Spilsby, Lincolnshire, hand-coloured aquatint by R.C. Reeve after Henry Strafford, image size 44.5 x 59 cm (17.5 x 23.25 ins), period gilt frame, glazed (from a collection of early agricultural prints to be included in this sale).

For further information please contact Chris Albury or Nathan Winter

01285 860 006

19th & 20th Century British & European Art

Fine Art, Antiques & Antiquities

Personal Effects from the Estate of Sir Alan Bates (1934-2003)

A selection of lots being sold 7 March 2019

Prunella Clough (1919-1999). Chimes, 1991, oil on canvas, 76 x 56 cm

Provenance: Annely Juda Fine Art; Estate of the actor Alan Bates (1934-2003)

Estimate £5000-8000

Simon Palmer (1956- ). The Farmer's Wife, watercolour on paper, 50 x 45 cm

Provenance: Private Collection, Bath, England

Estimate £2000-3000

Film & Theatre Awards and other personal effects from the estate of Sir Alan Bates (1934-2003)


The sale also includes a good range of silver and jewellery including vesta cases, snuff boxes, pocket watches plus a rare silver chronograph by J.W. Benson featured in the British Horological Institute journal (September 2008). There is also a large private collection of tribal weapons and artefacts including Tongan apa'apai clubs, Aboriginal boomerangs, Zulu knobkerries, African hide shields etc. Also included is the final portion of large private collection of Ancient Egyptian antiquities collection which includes Shabti figures and amulets.

For further information please contact Nathan WinterHenry Meadows or Chris Albury

01285 860 006

Vintage Cameras & Photography

A selection of lots being sold 11 April 2019

To include further original Cottingley Fairies photographs

For further information please contact Chris Albury or Marc Tielemans

01285 860 006

Medals & Militaria 

Historic Aviation & Transport

A selection of lots being sold 16 May 2019

The sale also includes a collection of 200 British Campaign and Long Service medals from Waterloo to the present day including Distinguished Service Medals, Military Medals and other gallantry awards for WWI plus a collection of awards to the Royal Flying Corps including an OBE, DFC (1st Type) group of 6 to Wing Commander Oliver Chance Cassels, 12 Squadron Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force. Cassels received his Distinguished Flying Cross for service over France, his citations reads 'On 21st August this officer carried out a most successful artillery patrol lasting 3 ½ hours. He observed thirteen active hostile batteries, three of which were silenced. As an artillery pilot his work has been quite exceptional, and while engaged on this service he never hesitates to engage enemy aeroplanes as opportunity occurs' (London Gazette - 3 December 1918).

Other pilots include a WWI group of 3 to Captain Allan Higson Smith, MC, Lincolnshire Regiment Later 21st Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Smith received his Military Cross 'for most gallant and skilful work in connection with artillery. In one instance flying at 1,000 feet under heavy fire his information led to the destruction of two enemy batteries. On another occasion he flew under heavy clouds for two hours at 600 feet, sending down information. His machine was repeatedly hit. He has set a fine example' (London Gazette - 25 August 1916). Smith flew almost daily for ten months over the Somme and was tragically killed in action whilst serving with 21 Squadron on 21 August 1917

For further information please contact Henry Meadows

01285 860 006