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OF A SELECT PORTION OF

THE LIBRARY

AND OF A

Collection of Autograph Letters

THE PROPERTY OF

C. E. S. CHAMBERS, Esq.

of 44, Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh,

INCLUDING

FIRST EDITIONS OF THE WRITINGS OF G. A. A'BECKETT, W. H. AINSWORTH, REV. E. BRADLEY, H. COCKTON, C. DICKENS, R. JEFFERIES, J. H. JESSE, C. LEVER, LORD LYTTON, MAYHEW BROTHERS, J. L. MOTLEY, F. E. SMEDLEY, R. L. STEVENSON, R. S. SURTEES, W. M. THACKERAY, OCTAVE UZANNE, ETC.

(many in original parts, as issued) ;

BOOKS ILLUSTRATED BY G. CRUIKSHANK, JOHN LEECH, H. K. BROWNE, ROWLANDSON AND OTHERS;

BOOKS WITH COLOURED PLATES;

AUTOGRAPH LETTERS

OF THOMAS CARLYLE, GENERAL GORDON, GEORGE MEREDITH, ETC.; SCOTT'S WAVERLEY, 3 vols., FIRST EDITION; SCOTTISH HISTORY SOCIETY PUBLICATIONS, 63 vols. ; STEVENSON'S WORKS, “EDINBURGH EDITION";

ETC.

WHICH WILL BE SOLD BY AUCTION
BY MESSRS.

SOTHEBY, WILKINSON & HODGE

Auctioneers of Literary Property & Works illustrative of the Fine Arts, AT THEIR HOUSE, No. 13, WELLINGTON STREET, STRAND, W.C.

On THURSDAY, the 7th of MAY, 1914,

AT ONE O'CLOCK PRECISELY.

May be Viewed Two Days prior.

Catalogues may be had.

Dryden Press: J. Davy & Sons, 8-9, Frith-street, Soho-square, W.

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I. The highest bidder to be the buyer; and if any dispute arise between bidders, the lot so disputed shall be immediately put up again, provided the Auctioneer cannot decide the said dispute.

II. No person to advance less than 1s.; above five pounds, 2s. 6d. ; and so on in proportion.

III. All lots are sold subject to the right to impose a reserve; and subject to the right to bid by, or on behalf of, the seller.

IV. The purchasers to give in their names and places of abode, and to pay down 10s. in the pound, if required, in part payment of the purchase money; in default of which the lot or lots purchased to be immediately put up again and resold.

V. The lots to be taken away, at the buyer's expense immediately after the conclusion of the sale; in default of which Messrs. Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge will not hold themselves responsible if lost, stolen, damaged, or otherwise destroyed, but they will be left at the sole risk of the purchaser. If, at the expiration of One Week after the conclusion of the sale the books or other property are not cleared or paid for, they will then be catalogued for immediate sale, and the expenses, the same as if re-sold, will be added to the amount at which the books were bought. Messrs. Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge will have the option of reselling the lots uncleared either by public or private sale without any notice being given to the defaulter. VI. All the books are presumed to be perfect, unless otherwise expressed: but if upon collating, any should prove defective, the purchaser will be at liberty to take or reject them, provided they are returned within Ten Days after the conclusion of the sale, when the purchase-money will be returned.

VII. The sale of any book or books is not to be set aside on account of any worm holes, stained or short leaves of text or plates, want of list of plates, or blank leaves or on account of the publication of any subsequent volume, supplement, appendix, or plates. All the manuscripts, autographs, all magazines and reviews, all books in lots, and all tracts in lots or volumes, will be sold with all faults, imperfections and errors of description. The sale of any illustrated book, lot of prints or drawings is not to be set aside on account of any error in the enumeration of the numbers stated, or error of description.

VIII. No Imperfect Book will be taken back, unless a note accompanies each book, stating its imperfections, with the number of lot and date of the sale at which the same was purchased.

IX. To prevent inaccuracy in the delivery, and inconvenience in the settlement of the purchases, no lot can on any account be removed during the time of sale.

X. Upon failure of complying with the above conditions, the money required and deposited in part of payment shall be forfeited; and if any loss is sustained in the reselling of such lots as are not cleared or paid for, all charges on such re-sale shall be made good by the defaulters at this sale.

Gentlemen who cannot attend the Sale may have their Commissions faithfully executed by their humble servants,

SOTHEBY, WILKINSON & HODGE,

13, Wellington Street, Strand, London. Telegraphic Address: "Abinitio, Rand, London." Telephone: 3852 Gerrard. In sending Commissions please refer to this Catalogue as " OLYMPUS." COMMISSIONS CANNOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BE ACCEPTED BY TELEPHONE

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BECKETT (G. A.) Comic History of England, 2 vol. FIRST EDITION, Vol. 1 unopened, with specimen of original wrappers, 1847-48-Comic History of Rome, FIRST EDITION, n. d. ; together 3 vol. numerous coloured plates and woodcuts by J. Leech, with A. L.s. of the author inserted, half green morocco, uncut

2 A'Beckett (G. A.) The Comic Blackstone, revised and extended by A. W. A'Beckett, 10 coloured plates, and woodcuts by Harry Furniss, half calf gilt, uncut

3

Across Country, by

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1887

Wanderer," FIRST EDITION, coloured plates, and woodcuts by G. Bowers, half calf gilt, uncut

Bradbury, Agnew & Co. 1882

4 Ainsworth's Magazine: a Miscellany of Romance, General Literature and Art, Vols. I-XIX. plates by G. Cruikshank, bound from the original parts, cloth, uncut

1842-51

Ainsworth (W. H.) Jack Sheppard, portrait, and illustrations by
G. Cruikshank, 1840; Windsor Castle, illustrations by G.
Cruikshank and T. Johannot, 1843; Old Saint Paul's,
illustrations by J. Franklin and H. K. Browne, 1847; The

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Miser's Daughter, illustrations by G. Cruikshank, 1848; Crichton, illustrations by H. K. Browne, 1853; The Lancashire Witches, illustrations by J. Gilbert, 1854; Guy Fawkes, illustrations by G. Cruikshank, 1857; The Spendthrift, illustrations by H. K. Browne, 1857; Ovingdean Grange, illustrations by H. K. Browne, 1860; Boscobel, illustrations, 1874; together 10 vol. half red morocco gilt, uncut

6 Ainsworth (W. H.) May Fair, in four Cantos, FIRST EDITION, 1827; Rookwood, illustrations by G. Cruikshank, 1836; James the Second, 3 vol. FIRST EDITION, frontispieces by Buss, 1849; Mervyn Clitheroe, FIRST EDITION, illustrations by H. K. Browne, with specimen of original cover and advertisements, and 21 page letter of the author inserted, 1858; The Combat of the Thirty, original covers bound in 1859; Hilary St. Ives, 3 vol. FIRST EDITION, 1870; The Good Old Times, 3 vol. FIRST EDITION, 1873; Merry England, 3 vol. FIRST EDITION, 1874; The Goldsmith's Wife, 3 vol. FIRST EDITION, 1875; Chetwynd Calverley, 3 vol. FIRST EDITION, title of Vol. I slightly defective, 1876; The Fall of Somerset, 3 vol. FIRST EDITION, 1877; Stanley Brereton, FIRST EDITION, 3 vol. 1881; Beau Nash, 3 vol. FIRST EDITION, n. d.; The South Sea Bubble, n. d., Tower Hill, and Talbot Harland, in 1 vol. illustrations; together 32 vol. half red morocco

7 Ainsworth (W. H.) The Tower of London, plates by G. Cruik shank, specimen of upper cover, bound in half calf, uncut 1845

8 Ainsworth (W. H.) The Tower of London, a Historical Romance, illustrations by G. Cruikshank, half calf, uncut

1845

Ainsworth (W. H.) The Flitch of Bacon, illustrations, 1854; Ballads, illustrations, 1855; The Constable de Bourbon, n. d. and others by Ainsworth, uniform, half red calf gilt

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10 Ainsworth (W. H.) Preston Fight, 1879; Saint James's, 1879; The Spanish Match, 1880; Auriol, 1881, and others by Ainsworth, illustrations, red cloth (11) 11 [Ainsworth (W. H.)] Sir John Chiverton, half calf, 1826-The Delicate Investigation or Authentic Documents containing the Acquittal of H.R.H. the P-ss of Ws, half calf, n. d.-Addison (J.) Remarks on Several Parts of Italy, etc. calf, 1745, etc. (9)

12 American Journal of Philately: a Monthly Journal devoted to the Interests of Stamp Collectors. Vols. I-XIX, numerous illustrations, publisher's cloth New York, 1888-1906

13 Angling. A Collection of Right Merrie Garlands for North Country Anglers, edited by J. Crawhall, woodcuts, roxburghe Newcastle-on-Tyne, 186+

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