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Country House Library Sale
Lot 2'Adventures in Equatorial Africa' by Paul B. Du Chaillu with map and illustrations, published London John Murray Albemarle Street 1861 in half leather binding with marbled boards and Arthur O'Leary 'His Wonderings and Ponderings in many Lands', published London Henry Colburn Great Marlborough Street 1845 (2).
Lot 5Half leather bound addition 'Bleak House' by Charles Dickens with illustrations by H. K. Browne London Bradbury & Evans 11 Bouverre Street 1853 and 'Nicholas Nickleberry' half leather bound edition by Charles Dickens with illustrations by Phiz London Chapman & Hall 186 Strand (2).
Lot 15Collection of books from a country house library including 'Hutchinson's Story of the British Nation' in eight volumes, 'The Imperial Dictionary of Universal Biography' in fifteen volumes, 'The Oxford History of England' in eight volumes, 'Canada' by Leacock, 'English Literature' by H. E. Marshall and Debrett's 'Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage & Companionage' 1949 (34).
Lot 16Collection of country house library wildlife books including 'Outline of Nature in the British Isles' in two volumes edited by Sir John Hammerton, 'The Romance of Nature' edited by Frances Pitt in four volumes and 'The Birds of Africa' by Shelley volumes 3, 4 & 5 printed London R. H Porter (9).
Lot 17'Queens of England' in four volumes, 'Biographical sketches of the Queens, Consorts and Reigning', 'Campaign in Germany' 1866 London Harrison & Son St Martins Lane reprinted 1907, The Surtees Society volume two 1873 'The Life of Mrs Thornton' and 'English Surnames the Sources and Significations' 2nd Edition by Bardsley.
Lot 19Collection of books from a country house library relating to erotica, sex and ancient love making including 'Dessins Eroyiques' by Eric Losfeld in two volumes, 'Mademoiselle', 'Haskins November Girl', 'The Clouds and the Rain', 'Etiembl', 'Eros Kalos', 'Isama Kala' and 'Sara Enaz' by Robert Surieu, various books on 'Pep Girls', 'Sexual Practices', 'Sexual Life in Ancient Greece' and 'Felicia All My Youthful Follies' etc (19).
Lot 20Large selection of novels from a country house library including 'The Works' by William Thackeray in twenty two volumes, 'Grif' by B. L Farjeom, 'The Mighty Atom' by Marie Corelli, a set of six leather bound John Galsworthy books and asset of four leather bound books by A. S. M. Hutchinson (QTY).
Lot 21Collection of twenty one country house library books relating to fox hunting and country pursuits including 'The Life of a Fox' by Thomas Smith 1897, 'Hunts with Gorrocks' illustrated in colour by G. Denholm Armour published Hodder & Stoughton London 1908 and various other titles including 'Foxhound Forest and Praire' by Captain Pennell-Elmhurst, 'Across Country', 'Ask Mama', 'Life and Death of John Mytton', 'Young Tom Hall', 'Fox Haunting in the Shires', 'Mr Sponges Sporting Tour', 'Uncle Remus' etc (21).
Lot 28Collection of Folio Society books with outer covers including 'Gods, Graves and Scholars', 'The English Christmas', 'The Road to Oxiana', 'Mission to Tashkent', 'The Twelve Cesar's', 'Arabian Nights', 'The Folio Book of Days', 'The Secret History', 'Myths and Legends of India', 'East of the Sun & West of the Moon', 'King Ross the Ottoman Empire', 'The Icelandic Sagas' and 'Tanglewood Tales' (13).
Lot 31Group of Yorkshire related books including 'The Yorkshire Coast and The Cleveland Hills & Dales' by John Leyland, 'The Rivers, Mountains and Sea Coast of Yorkshire', 'Highways & Byways in Yorkshire' by Arthur H Norway, 'Striding Through Yorkshire' by A.J. Brown, 'The Making of Modern Yorkshire' by J. S. Fletcher and 'Horne's Guide to Whitby' (6).
Lot 32A group of Yorkshire and local interest books including 'The History & Antiquities of Easingwold' by Thomas Gill 1852, 'The Churches of Yorkshire Volume 2 Ripon etc', 'The Ruined Abbeys of Yorkshire', 'The Castles and Abbeys of Yorkshire', 'The History of Easingwold and The Forest of Galtres' and 'Ryedale and North Yorkshire Antiquities 1888' by George Frank (6).
Lot 33Group of Yorkshire related books including 'A Topographical Dictionary of Yorkshire', 'North, East and West Ridings' by Thomas Langdale 1822, 'History, Directory and Gazzetter of the County of York, Seats of the Nobility and Gentry' by Edward Baines Volume 2 1823 and 'Bulmer's History, Topographical and Directory of North Yorkshire 1890' (3).
Lot 39Collection of British Natural History related books relating to birds, butterflies and moths including 'The Birds of the British Isles and Their Eggs' in three volumes by T A Coward, 'Morris British Butterflies', 'The Charm of Birds', 'Grey of Fallodon', 'Natural History (Vertebrates) of the British Isles' by Aflalo, 'The Butterflies of the British Isles' by Richard South, 'How to Enjoy Birds' by Marcas Woodward and 'The Moths of the British Isles Series 1' by Richard South (9).
Lot 40Small collection of books relating to the City of York including 'Historic Towns' by J Raine York, 'The History of the City of York' by Charles Brunton Wright, 'York in English History', 'York 1906', 'York the Story and its Walls and Castles' and a collection of other Yorkshire related books including 'Yorkshire Reminiscences' by Morris, 'Richmondshire Vale of Mowbray', 'Ripon Cathedral', 'Castle Howard', 'Wharfedale' by Ella Pontefract and 'Charm of Yorkshire Churches' by Ella Pontefract etc. (13).
Lot 45Selection of Yorkshire related books from various ages including 'Romantic Richmondshire' by H Speight, half leather bound volume 'Geology of Yorkshire' 1828 by the Rev. George Young, 'The Old Halls & Manor Houses of Yorkshire' by Lewis Ambler, 'Churches of Yorkshire' and a half leather bound volume, Volume 1, 'The History of Harrogate' by William Grainge 1882 and 'Sketches of Pontefract' by Richard Holmes 1973 (6).
Lot 48A collection of mostly 18th C religious works including bibles, prayer books etc. including 'The Oxford Family Bible 1779' containing sacred text of the Old and New testament by the Rev. Charles Stanhope D.D with various hand written inscriptions to the inside loose cover. A leather bound volume 'Select Discourses Upon Drivers Important Subjects' by John Jeffery Arch Deacon of Norwich London 1710. 'Translation of the Bible to the most High & Mighty Prince James by the Grace of God Ling of Great Britain France and Ireland' (loose covers). Prayer and Psalm book (lacking front cover) with various plates including pages relating to the restoration of the Royal Family and King Charles II of Great Britain. Books printed for B. Dod 'The Epistle Dedicatory 1764', 'Devout Exercises of the Heart' by Mrs Elizabeth Rowe 1770, 'The Book of Common Prayer Edinburgh 1807', an early leather bound bible (lacking title page) with leather boards, 'The Pilgrims Progress from this world to that which is to come' by John Bunyan Coventry 1786 and 'The Pilgrims Progress and Similitude of a Dream' by John Bunyan with authors apology to the front (10).