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Dominic Winter Auctioneers

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  £7,000-10,000

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

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

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

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

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

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

01285 860006