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Friday 03 August 2018

Commencing at 11:00am

Bedford Auction Centre

Viewing

Friday 27th July – 9am to 8pm,
Saturday 28th July – 9am to 1pm,
Thursday 2nd August – 9am to 6pm,
Morning of sale from 9am

In addition to our monthly auctions of Antiques & Collectors’ Items, we have developed a calendar of specialist Book auctions providing a more specific marketplace for vendors and buyers

Included in our next Auction

Thomas Child – Engineer and  Amateur Photographer. Two manuscript Journals : Diary of my Voyage from London to Peking 1869 – 1870.
Year’s Residence in China 1870. Vol.1 Estimate 2,000 – 3,000

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After Laurence Stephen Lowry R. A.
(1887-1976),
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signed in pencil, with the blind
stamp, from an edition of 750,
colour reproduction,
35 x 31 cm, together with the
accompanying preliminary
studies print of the sketch
published by Adam Collection Ltd.
(2) *Artist's Resale Rights may
apply to the hammer price

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Antoine Blanchard (French, 1910-1988),
a Paris street scene,
oil on canvas,
31 x 44 cm

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A Matthew Norman VIP Collection repeater carriage clock, the Swiss movement striking on a gong, the dial with gilt metal spandrels, Arabic numerals, moon phase and three subsidiary dials, within a silvered five-glass case, together with a leather travel case, outer box of book form and guarantee

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An Edwardian hammered silver canister and cover of hammered Arts & Crafts design mounted with six turquoise coloured Ruskin-type ceramic roundel's, maker A?J, Birmingham 1903,
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Original watercolours by an accomplished hand depicting a variety of European National Costumes with manuscript titles in French. Contained within a landscape qto qtr binding, gilt with marbled boards. Unattributed.

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Antoine Blanchard (French, 1910-1988),
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oil on canvas,
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Thomas Childs - Engineer & Amateur Photographer: Manuscript 'Chinese' Journal - '' Thos Child's Diary 1869, From September 9th to August 27th. 1870, Containing an account of my voyage from London to Peking.'' Together with: ''The Diary of Thomas Child - Years Residence in China, Vol 1. 1870.'' Two small leather bound volumes (Foolscap 8vo) containing manuscript entries for both accounts

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Dickens C.: The Letters of Charles Dickens, The British Academy Pilgrim Edition, 1965-2002, Clarendon Press, edited by Madelaine House, Graham Storey et al. Complete 1st. Edition set. Royal 8vo. Twelve volumes in original (sleeve protected) dust wrappers. Scarce complete set in near fine condition.

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William Morris and Company (Ruskin House) Ltd: Metal Casements, Stained Glass, Decorative Ironwork. C. 1923. Folio in a coarse, light brown, buckram binding with a black printed design on the upper boards. Substantial paper and brown card leaves together with glazed pages and colour plates, illustrating available stock in the three categories together with measurements and price lists. Scarce and in very good condition.

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Carroll L.: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Nd. C. 1908. 1st.Ed. thus. Illustrated by Harry Rountree. Qto Hb. Gilt titling & colour illus. on cover. Colour plates and vignettes by Rountree. Uncommon/scarce edition.

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