Two day sale to be held at Fakenham Racecourse on the 19th/20th June 2013.
The first day will be for Antiques, Pictures, Railwayana and Toys, while the second day will be devoted to Books from two sources, 500 lots from the Ayrshire Library Part 1 and local vendors. The Library of several generations of an Ayrshire landowning and farming family is very broadly based in subject matter and date, with some particularly interesting titles from the late nineteenth century, including, unsurprisingly, an excellent selection of Scottish titles, especially concerning Robbert Burns.
Some of the books to be sold are as follows:
LINDLEY, John. Pomologia Britannica; or figures and descriptons of the most
important varieties of fruit cultivated in Great Britain. Assisted in volume 3 by R.
Thompson. London, Henry G. Bohn, 1841. 8vo. Three volumes. Scholarly notes and
fine hand-coloured plates engraved by Clark and Watts after Curtis and Withers, of
152 fruits. Giilt edges. Light brown leather beautifully tooled in gilt. Some rubbing.
Two front hinges broken, one cracked. Several loose pages.
An extremely good copy.The Floricultural Cabinet and Florist’s Magazine. London,
Whittaker, 1833-1842. 8vo. Ten volumes bound in eight: each containing approx.
308pp, covering the period January 1833 to December 1842. The engraved, wood-
engraved, or lithographic illustrations of flowering plants issued with each monthly
magazine are nearly all handcolored. At least one (and sometimes two) of these
exquisite, detailed, and colorful images were included in every issue. In addition to these
handsome images, the magazine provided a wealth of information for 19th-century
horticulturists. The magazine was founded and edited for two decades by Joseph
Harrison of Downham Nursery in Norfolk, a horticulturist who had served as head
gardener to Lord Wharncliffe at Wortley Hall near Sheffield.
FRANKLIN, Internally good clean tight William Edges rubbed. Benjamina & FRANKLIN, copy. Temple. Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin, LL.D., F.R.S., etc. Minister Plenipotentiary from the United States of America, at the Court of France and for the Treaty of Peace and Independence with Great Britain, etc., etc., written by himself to a late period and continued to the time of his death by his grandson William Temple Franklin. Now first published from the original mss comprising the private Correspondence and Public Negotiations of Dr Franklin and a selection from his political, philosophical and
miscellaneous works. London, Henry Colburn, 1818. 4to. 2 volumes: x, 449, lxxxviii;
CHURCHILL, Winston clean, tight copy.
Staining, otherwise a good Spencer. Lord Randolph Churchill. London, Macmillan,
1906. First edition. 8vo. Two volumes, xvi, 564; viii, 531pp. Frontispieces, tissued.
Illustrations. Red cloth, gilt lettering and crests. A good, clean. tight set.
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