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SPORTING ART & NATURAL HISTORY WEDNESDAY 6 OCTOBER 2010

DOMINIC WINTER

Specialist Auctioneers & Valuers


Lot 181 Front cover image: Lot 90 • Rear cover image: Lot 223


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SPORTING ART AND NATURAL HISTORY PAINTINGS WATERCOLOURS PRINTS FOSSILS TAXIDERMY AND ILLUSTRATED BOOKS

WEDNESDAY 6 OCTOBER 2010 Lots 1-357 commencing at 11am

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CONTENTS Paintings & Watercolours

1-126

Drawings

127-139

Sporting & Decorative Prints

140-174

Edward Lear (1812-1888)

175-222

Sculpture

223-228

Taxidermy, Skeletons & Sporting Trophies etc.

229-260

Fossils, Crystals & Geological Specimens

261-302

Natural History & Sporting Books

303-357

INTRODUCTION We are very pleased to present our Autumn Sporting and Natural History auction, containing a fine selection of some of the best names in sporting art from the 19th century to the present day. Amongst the highlights of the sale are original paintings and watercolours by Archibald Thorburn, Henry Leonidas Rolfe, Joseph Dunn, George Henry Hall, George Edward Lodge, Cecil Aldin, John Cyril Harrison, Philip Rickman, Michael Lyne, Richard Robjent, David Cemmick, and Alistair Makinson. A remarkable collection of over 40 original hand-coloured lithographs by Edward Lear for Gould's Birds of Europe will also be offered for sale, along with fine illustrated books on natural history, both antiquarian and modern. The ancient art of taxidermy is represented by a wide variety of individual specimens, especially game and wild fowl, together with an impressive collection of rare and decorative fossils and minerals, some of which are many millions of years old. Last but not least, we are especially proud to be able to offer for sale several life size foundry bronze sculptures by the renowned wildlife artist David Cemmick, including the wonderful image of Jambo the gorilla, whose remarkable behaviour briefly captured the attention of the whole world in 1986. Jambo has spent the summer of 2010 on display at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, and is now looking for a permanent new home!


PAINTINGS & WATERCOLOURS To commence at 11am

1* Aldin (Cecil Charles Windsor, 1870-1935). A trotting bay hunter, coloured pastel drawing on paper, signed, 33 x 41cm (13 x 16ins), heavy wood frame, glazed (1)

ÂŁ2500-3000

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2* Aldin (Cecil Charles Windsor, 1870-1935). ‘Turning for Home at the end of a Hunting Day’, pen, ink and colour wash on ivorene, signed, 12.5 x 17.5cm (5 x 7ins), framed and glazed (1)

£700-900

3* Aldin (Cecil Charles Windsor, 1870-1935). ‘Huntsman at the Gallop’, pen, ink and colour wash on ivorene, signed, 12.5 x 17.5cm (5 x 7ins), framed and glazed An original illustration for Cecil Aldin’s Forty Fine Ladies, published in 1929. (1) £700-900

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4* Aldin (Cecil Charles Windsor, 1870-1935). ‘A Huntsman approaching a ditch’, pen, ink, and colour wash on ivorene, signed, 12.5 x 17.5cm (5 x 7ins), framed and glazed (1)

£700-900

5* Alken (Henry, 17851851). Closing In, [and] The Kill, a pair of fine pencil drawings on paper, with shaped borders, heightened with red-brown watercolour, one signed to lower centre, 21.5 x 30cm (8.5 x 11.75ins), framed and glazed (2)

£700-1500

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6* Bainbridge (G.C., 20th/21st c.). Roe Deer Bucks, oil on board, signed lower left, 32 x 50cm (12.5 x 19.5ins), framed (1)

£250-350

8* Bainbridge (Peter, 20th/21st c.). Peregrine Falcon, Juvenile, oil on canvas, signed lower left, 35 x 25.5cm (13.75 x 10ins), framed (1)

£250-350

7* Bainbridge (Peter, 20th/21st c.). Cock Pheasant Calling, oil on panel, signed lower left, 17.5 x 17cm (7 x 6.75ins), framed (1)

£120-180

9* Bainbridge (Peter, 20th/21st c.). Great Spotted Woodpecker and Roe Deer in a Wood, oil on canvas, signed lower left, 25.5 x 36cm (10 x 14ins), framed (1)

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£200-300


10* Bainbridge (Peter, 20th/21st c.). Pheasant, Dust-Bathing, oil on board, signed lower right, 19 x 36.5cm (7.5 x 14.5ins) aperture, framed (1)

£200-300

12* Bennett (David, 1974-). Wigeon Feeding, Buckersham Marsh, February 1993, watercolour and black charcoal on paper, signed, titled and dated to lower edge, 27.5 x 36.5cm (10.75 x 14.25in), framed and glazed (1)

£100-150

13* Bennett (David, 1974-). Stone Chats, Higham Bite, 1990, watercolour, signed, titled and dated to lower edge, 34.5 x 41cm (13.5 x 16in), framed and glazed (1)

£100-150

11* Bainbridge (Peter, 20th/21st c.). “Fly Away”, oil on canvas, of pheasant and woodcock in flight in a winter landscape, signed lower left, 30 x 40cm (11.75 x 15.75ins), framed (1)

£200-300

14* Bennett (David, 1974-). Roe Deer in Oak Woods, watercolour, signed and dated lower right, 56 x 75cm (22 x 29.5in), framed and glazed (1)

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£300-500


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15* Blinks (Thomas, 1853-1910) & Wheeler (John Alfred, 18521932). Huntsman galloping with a pair of hounds on the scent, 1881, oil on canvas, signed T. Blinks, A. Wheeler, and dated 1881 lower left, relined, 46 x 61cm (18 x 24ins), moulded gilt frame, with remains of early framer’s label to verso (1)

£1200-1800

16* Boyer (Trevor, 1948-). Long-eared Owl, 1984, watercolour heightened with body colour, signed and dated in lower right corner, three watercolour vignettes of the egg, silhouette and nest of the owl are displayed in separate mount apertures below main image, 190 x 135mm, mounted, framed and glazed (1)

£120-180

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17* Boyer (Trevor, 1948-). Greenshank, 1984, watercolour heightened with body colour, signed and dated by artist in lower right corner, three vignettes of the bird’s egg, silhouette and nest in separate mount apertures below main image, 190 x 140mm, mounted, framed and glazed (1)

£120-180

18* Boyer (Trevor, 1948-). Ptarmigan in winter and autumn plummage, 1984, watercolour heightened with body colour, signed and dated by artist in lower right corner, some surface abrasion to paper not affecting image, three vignettes of the bird’s egg, silhouette and nest in separate mount apertures below image, 190 x 140mm, mounted, framed and glazed (1)

£120-180

19* Campbell (John F.). An Illustration for ‘Adventures among Hunters and Trappers’ (Chapter IV, page 59), c.1912, watercolour, signed by artist in lower left corner, titleinscribed in manuscript on mount below image, 270 x 170mm, mounted, framed and glazed The book ‘Hunters and Trappers’ was written by Ernest Young and was first published in 1912. (1) £70-100

20* Carlton (Pat, 20th/21st c.). Goshawk, head study, acrylic on paper, signed, 15 x 15cm (6 x 6ins) mount aperture, framed and glazed (1)

£120-180

21* Carlton (Pat, 20th/21st c.). Double Yellow-headed Amazon Parrot, acrylic on card, signed, 33.5 x 23cm (13 x 9.25ins), framed and glazed (1)

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£150-200


22* Carpmael (Cecilia, active 1898-1930). Farmyard scene with hayricks, cart and chickens, oil on canvas, laid down on card, 40 x 50cm (16 x 20ins), framed Cecila Carpmael lived in Trottiscliffe, Kent, and worked in a studio in Cheyne Row, Chelsea. She exhibited at the Leicester Galleries in the 1940s. (1) £150-200

23* Cemmick (David, 1955-). ‘The Wanderer’, oil on board of a female elephant, signed lower left, additionally inscribed by the artist to verso, 50 x 88cm (19.75 x 34.5ins), ebonised wood frame, glazed (1)

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£1000-1500


24* Cemmick (David, 1955-). ‘The Big Five’, watercolour on paper being studies of a tiger, leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo and lion, signed lower left, sheet size 76.5 x 39cm (30 x 15.25ins), additionally inscribed by the artist to verso, ebonised frame, glazed (1)

£800-1200

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25* Cemmick (David, 1955-). ‘Pheasant Forward’, acrylic on canvas, of a pheasant in flight, signed lower right, 61 x 61cm (24 x 24ins), framed (1)

£400-600

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26* Cemmick (David, 1955-). Falcon Prince, 2006, acrylic on canvas, heightened with 24 carat English gold leaf, signed and dated lower right, 81.5 x 101cm (32 x 39.75in) This impressive work was recently exhibited in the galleries of Holland and Holland, Bruton Street, London. (1)

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ÂŁ1200-1800


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27* Chinese School. Pheasant in the undergrowth,early 20th century, watercolour, signed, 48 x 32cm (19 x 12 1/2ins), framed and glazed

29* Dunn (Joseph, 1806-1860). Bay Horse in a landscape, 1847, oil on canvas, signed and dated lower centre, relined, 55.5 x 67.5cm (21.75 x 26.5ins), gilt frame

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A keen huntsman, Joseph Dunn of Worcester was the son of William Dunn of Birmingham, who ran a coaching service to London. His skillful paintings reflect his deep knowledge of the sport in the counties of Herefordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. See Wingfield, Dictionary of Sporting Artists, 91. (1) £2000-3000

£70-100

28* Continental School. A pair of hunting scenes, early 19th c., pen, ink, watercolour & gouache paintings of a deer hunt and a boar hunt, with figures on horseback and dogs, each approx. 143 x 205mm, matching frames, glazed (2)

£100-150

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30* Eldridge (Mildred Elsie 1909-91). Parus Caeruleus Blue tit, 1974, watercolour studies of a blue tit, titled, signed and dated in pencil below image by artist, 190 x 250mm, mounted, framed and glazed (1)

ÂŁ500-800

31* Elmer (Stephen, 17171796, Circle of). Pheasants and woodcock in a landscape, later 18th c. oil on canvas, relined, 30.5 x 36cm (12 x 14ins), framed (1)

ÂŁ500-800

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33* Gillmor (Robert, b.1936). Peregrine Falcon Stooping on a Wood Pigeon, watercolour, signed, dated and titled by artist below image, rust marks in lower margin, 185 x 125mm, mounted, framed and glazed From ‘Birdwatch’ by Tony Soper, pub. Webb & Cower, 1982. (1)

£70-100

34* Gould (Elizabeth, 1804-1841). Slavonian Grebe, watercolour, heightened with white bodycolour, with traces of pencil under drawing, unsigned, 32 x 48.5cm (12.5 x 19ins) mount aperture, framed and glazed, with Tryon Gallery label to verso Provenance: Purchased by the current owner from the Tryon Gallery in the 1970s. (1) £1000-1500

32* Fearnley (Alan, 20th century). Pair of pheasants flying from cover, oil on canvas, signed and dated 1986, 70 x 106cm (27.5 x 41.75ins), gilt frame Alan Fearnley was born in Yorkshire, and studied at Batley College of Art. He is well known as a superb painter of motor racing scenes, but he is equally at home with wildlife and sporting landscapes, where his ability to create atmosphere is put to good use. (1) £300-500

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35* Hall (George Henry, fl. 1867). Still Life of English Partridge, Ivy and Tiger Moth, oil on canvas, showing a brace of partridge on a rocky ledge, with classical column behind, signed lower left, 50.5 x 60cm (20 x 23.75ins), relined, gilt frame, with early handwritten label, entitled Dead Game, and framer’s label to verso George Henry Hall exhibited a view of Fladbury Mill on the River Avon in Worcestershire, at the Royal Academy in 1867. (1)

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ÂŁ3000-5000


36* Hardy (James, Junior, 18321889). Setter with three grouse, watercolour, heightened with body colour, signed lower left, 21.5 x 29.5cm (8.5 x 11.5ins), framed and glazed (1)

ÂŁ800-1200

37* Harrison (John Cyril, 18981985). The Green Peacock, 1958, watercolour, heightened with bodycolour, signed and dated lower right, 50 x 75cm (19.75 x 29.5ins), framed and glazed (1)

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ÂŁ1500-2000


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38* Harrison (John Cyril, 1898-1985). Mallard Springing from a Dyke, watercolour, signed in lower right corner, 325 x 465mm, mounted, framed and glazed (1)

ÂŁ800-1200

39* Harrison (John Cyril, 1898-1985). Bluethroat, watercolour, signed in lower right corner, 225 x 130mm, mounted, framed and glazed (1)

ÂŁ300-500

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40* Harrison (John Cyril, 1898-1985). Common Tern Fishing, watercolour, signed in lower right corner, 245 x 170mm, mounted, framed and glazed (1)

£300-400

41* Harrison (John Cyril, 1898-1985). South African Marsh Harriers, large watercolour, 560 x 760mm, mounted, framed and glazed Photocopied provenance note on verso of frame, stating that the painting was given to the owner by Harrison on 12th May 1980, after one of Harrison’s trips to South Africa. (1) £700-1000

42* Herberte (Edward Benjamin, 1857-1893). Heading for a Fence, oil on canvas, signed and dated 1883, relined, 30 x 24.5cm (11.75 x 9.75ins), gilt moulded frame (1)

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£600-800


43* Hold (Abel, 1815-1891). Still Life of Pheasant and Pigeon on a wooded bank, oil on canvas, signed and dated 1868, relined, 45.5 x 61cm (18 x 24ins), framed The Yorkshire artist Abel Hold, was born in Alverthorp, near Wakefield, being one of nine children. He achieved fame as an animal and game painter, exhibiting sixteen times at the Royal Academy, as well as elsewhere. (1) ÂŁ1200-1800

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Lot 44 44*† Hunt (Alan M., 1947-). Curlew nesting, gouache on pale brown paper, signed lower left, 34 x 42cm (13.5 x 16.5in), framed and glazed

46* Lodge (George Edward, 1860-1954). Norwegian elk, original oil on canvas board, signed, 30 x 45cm (12 x 17.75ins), moulded gilt frame with original Rowland Ward label to reverse

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£1000-1500

£800-1200

45* Latham (Molly Maurice, c. 1900-1987). Portrait of a bowlerhatted hunting gentleman, watercolour, signed and dated 1933 to lower right, 44.5 x 62cm (17.5 x 24.5ins), framed and glazed (1)

£400-600

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47* Lodge (George Edward, 1860-1954). Demoiselle Cranes, fine watercolour on paper, heightened with white bodycolour, signed, 22.5 x 15cm (8.75 x 6ins) mount aperture, framed and glazed (1)

£300-500

48* Lodge (George Edward, 1860-1954). Peregrine Falcon perched by an estuary, oil on board, signed lower left, 14.5 x 24cm (5.75 x 9.5ins), framed and glazed (1)

£600-900

49* Lodge (George Edward, 1860-1954). Cock Pheasants in a Ride, watercolour, signed in lower left corner, 270 x 430mm, mounted, framed and glazed (1)

£800-1200

50* Lodge (George Edward, 1860-1954). Lesser Redpolls, watercolour, signed in lower left corner, Rowland Ward gallery label to verso, 225 x 140mm, mounted, framed and glazed This image was used by D.A Bannermann for his book, ‘The Birds of the British Isles’ and appears as plate 19 in volume 1. (1) £400-600

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51* Lodge (George Edward, 1860-1954). Chaffinches, watercolour, signed in lower right corner, Rowland Ward gallery label to verso, 220 x 140mm, mounted, framed and glazed This image was used by D.A.Bannerman for his book ‘The Birds of the British Isles’ and appears as plate 28 in volume 1. (1) £400-600

52* Lodge (George Edward, 1860-1954). Covey of Grey Partridges, watercolour, signed in lower left corner, 280 x 435mm, mounted, framed and glazed (1)

£800-1200

53* Lodge (George Edward, 1860-1954). Mallards, watercolour heightened with body colour, signed in lower left corner, 380 x 500mm, Holland & Holland gallery label to verso, mounted, framed and glazed (1)

£1500-2000

55* Lodge (George Edward, 1860-1954). Hedge Sparrow, watercolour, signed by artist in lower right corner, Rowland Ward gallery label to verso, 225 x 140mm, mounted, framed and glazed This image was used by D.A. Bannerman in his book ‘The Birds of the British Isles’, 1953, vol.III, plate.44. (1) £400-600

56* Lodge (George Edward, 1860-1954). Willow Tits, watercolour, signed in lower left corner, Holland & Holland gallery label to verso, 225 x 140mm, mounted, framed and glazed

54* Lodge (George Edward, 1860-1954). Adult Goshawk on a Falconer’s glove, watercolour, signed in lower left corner, 320 x 210mm, mounted, framed and glazed (1)

This image was used by D.A. Bannerman in his book ‘The Birds of the British Isles’, 1953, vol.II plate.28. (1) £400-600

£700-1000

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57* Lodge (George Edward, 1860-1954). Pair of Siskins, watercolour, signed in lower right corner, Rowland Ward gallery label to verso, 270 x 210mm, mounted, framed and glazed This image was used by D.A. Bannerman in his book ‘The Birds of the British Isles’, 1953, vol. 1 plate 16. (1) £700-1000

58* Lodge (George Edward, 1860-1954). Spotted Flycatcher, watercolour, signed in lower right corner, 225 x 149mm, mounted, framed and glazed (1)

£400-600

59* Lodge (George Edward, 1860-1954). Whitethroats, watercolour, signed in lower right corner, Holland & Holland and Rowland Ward Ltd. gallery labels to verso, 225 x 140mm, mounted, framed and glazed This image was used by D.A. Bannerman for his book ‘The Birds of the British Isles’, 1953, vol. III plate 18. (1) £400-600

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60* Lyne (Michael, 1912-1989). The Berkeley Hunt, watercolour, with gouache, signed and indistinctly dated lower right, 29.5 x 46cm (11.5 x 18ins), mount aperture, framed and glazed (1)

£800-1200

61* Macartney-Snape (Sue, 20th/21st c.). The Land Agent, 2008, pencil and watercolour caricature, signed and dated with the artist’s usual monogram in lower right corner, 560 x 380mm, mounted Sue Macartney-Snape’s drawings have appeared in the Daily Telegraph accompanied by Victoria Mather’s witty and often rapier-like observations, every week, for nearly fourteen years. The caricatures have spawned several books and many of the images have been made into limited edition prints. The artist has staged several sell-out exhibitions at leading London galleries and also at the Sloane Club. John Julius Norwich described her as a ‘master of caricature’ and her acute observation has led her to being likened to Hogarth and Searle. (1) £200-300

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65* Makinson (Alistair, 1961-). Stag and Hinds, oil on canvas, signed lower right, 30 x 47cm (11.75 x 18.5ins), mount aperture, framed and glazed

62* Mace (Nicholas, 20th/21st c.). Driven Pheasant and Woodcock, c.1995, oil on board, signed in lower right corner, 245 x 370mm, framed (1)

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£200-300

£400-600

63* Mace (Nicholas, 20th/21st c.). Driven Grouse, n.d. c.1995, oil on board, signed by artist in lower right corner, 235 x 370mm, framed

66* Makinson (Alistair, 1961-). Late Season Grouse, oil on card, signed lower right, 33 x 50.7cm (13 x 20ins), mount aperture, framed and glazed

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£200-300

64* Makinson (Alistair, 1961-). Spanish Fighting Bull, canvas, signed lower right, 50 x 70cm (19.75 x 27.5ins) (1)

£400-600

67* Makinson (Alistair, 1961-). Winter Pheasant, oil on canvas, signed lower left, 40 x 60cm (15.75 x 23.75ins), framed

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£400-600

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£600-800


68* Makinson (Alistair, 1961-). Oncoming Grouse, oil on canvas board, 45.5 x 61cm (18 x 24ins), framed, with House of Bruar gallery label to verso (1)

69* Makinson (Alistair, 1961-). Woodcock over Bracken, oil on canvas, signed lower right, 50 x 69.5cm (19.75 x 27.5ins) (1)

£700-900

£600-800

70* Makinson (Alistair, 1961-). Red Deer Hinds, oil on canvas, signed lower left, 91.5 x 122cm (36 x 48ins) A leading painter of sporting and landscape subjects, Alistair Makinson is Lancashire born and bred, and works from his studio on the banks of the River Ribble. His first major exhibition was held at the Tryon Gallery in 1997, and he has exhibited regularly since then at various galleries. His subjects include wildlife and game, farm and river scenes, with particular emphasis on Scottish settings. (1) £1000-1500

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71* Meade-King (Eric, 1911-1987). Pair of Bullfinches, watercolour and gouache drawing of a pair of Bullfinches, signed by artist in lower right corner, 260 x 225mm, mounted, framed and glazed (1)

72* Meade-King (Eric, 1911-1987). Studies of a Kingfisher, 1980, three watercolour and gouache studies on one sheet, signed and dated in pencil by artist in lower right corner, 340 x 315mm, mounted, framed and glazed

ÂŁ200-300

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ÂŁ200-300

73* Meade-King (Eric, 1911-1987). Panoramic landscape with huntsman and hounds, watercolour, heightened with bodycolour, signed lower right, 23 x 32.5cm (9 x 12.75ins), framed and glazed (1)

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ÂŁ300-400


74* Meade-King (Eric, 1911-1987). The Croome & West Warwickshire Hunt at Dripshill, watercolour and gouache, signed and titled lower right, 35 x 54cm (13.75 x 19.25ins), framed and glazed (1)

£500-700

75* Medland (Lillian, 1880-1955). Pair of ornithological watercolours, two watercolours, both signed by artist in lower right corner, each approx. 265 x 180mm, one with caption, artist’s name and dates in manuscript on mount, mounted, framed and glazed (2)

£100-150

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76* Miller (John Frederick, 1759-1796). Cuculus Indicator [&] Fringilla Cyanocapilla, Drawn and Painted by J. F. Miller, 1782, two fine and rare original pen and ink and watercolour drawings on one folio sheet, both birds (identified as A and B) on a small branch and facing left, identified Tab XXIV in ink upper left and with Miller’s dated neat inkinscription at foot, pencil identification in block capitals in a later unidentified hand at foot of sheet, the drawings one above the other contained within an area of approx. 30 x 21cm on one side of a sheet of laid paper with the watermarks of I. Villedary (name and ornamented crown with fleur-delys), a few minor marks and two small closed tears to blank areas of sheet, sheet size 49.5 x 33.5cm Both these South African birds (modern names Indicator indicator and unidentified) appeared as plate 24 in John Frederick Miller, ‘Icones animalium...’ published in 1785. It is a very rare (and nomenclaturally important) book with only two incomplete copies known to survive. A second edition with text by George Shaw was published in 1796 with the title ‘Cimelia physica, figures of rare and curious quadrupeds, birds, &c., together with several of the most elegant plants’. The work has a total of sixty plates, mostly ornithological but including animals and plants, and many of these were probably coloured by Miller himself. John Frederick Miller, son of the botanical artist John Miller, had been employed by Sir Joseph Banks, receiving from him numerous zoological specimens and information from which he made drawings. He also drew many of the artefacts collected on Captain Cook’s ‘Endeavour’ voyage of 1768-71, and with his brother James was to have accompanied Banks on Cook’s second voyage. When that plan failed, John Frederick accompanied Banks to the Orkneys, Hebrides, and Iceland in 1772. His drawings from that expedition are now held in the Natural History Museum, London. No original drawings by Miller being offered for sale have been noted. See Fine Bird Books, p. 94; Nissen IVB 638. (1) £1000-1500

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77* Naive School. ‘In Full Cry’, 19th c. naive oil on canvas (stamped Sherborn & Tillyer to reverse), 43 x 53cm (17 x 21ins), framed (1)

79* Paley (John, 20th/21st c.). Spaniel and Woodcock, 1978, watercolour heightened with body colour, signed and dated below image, 280 x 325mm, mounted, framed and glazed

£400-600

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78* Nightingale (Basil G., School of). Hunting gentleman waiting by a covert, c.1920, watercolour on board, unsigned, some overall spotting, 270 x 380mm (1)

£150-200

80* Phipps (Ian, 1946- ). “Flight Path”, oil on canvas, showing geese in flight over a dyke, signed lower right, 30.5 x 41cm (12 x 16ins), framed

£100-150

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£300-400


81* Poulton (Monica, 20th/21st c.). Black Labrador by the Loch, 1966, oil on canvas, signed and dated in lower right corner, 495 x 595mm, framed The dog is shown sitting beside a wicker creel and a fly rod. (1)

ÂŁ100-150

82* Quintin (H. J., fl. 1844-1888). Greyhound in a Stable, 1882, oil on canvas, with Windsor & Newton stamp to verso, signed and dated lower right, 25 x 35.5cm (9.75 x 14ins), gilt frame A prolific, and probably itinerant, equestrian and animal painter, whose work includes portraits of Hereford Bulls (Governor, 1848, Lord Wilton, and Regulator, 1874), Racehorses, and stable scenes with hunters, terriers and greyhounds (as in the present work). See Wingfield, Dictionary of Sporting Artists, 231. (1) ÂŁ500-700

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83* Reaney (John, 20th/21st c.). Wigeon feeding, 1987, coloured pastels on paper, signed and dated lower right, 32 x 53cm (12.5 x 21ins) mount aperture, framed and glazed (1)

£300-400

84* Reid-Henry (David Morisson 1919-77). ‘Diadem’, Peregrine Falcon on block, watercolour, titled and signed below image, 270 x 220mm, mounted, framed and glazed (1)

£700-1000

85* Reid-Henry (David Morisson 1919-77). Mekado Pheasant, gouache and watercolour, 230 x 360mm, mounted, framed and glazed (1)

£400-600

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86* Rickman (Philip, 1891-1982). Bewick Swans with young, 1954, large water colour heightened with body colour, signed and dated by artist in lower right corner, 550 x 775mm, mounted, framed and glazed (1)

ÂŁ1200-1800

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87* Robjent (Richard, 1937-). English Partridges, Winter Sunshine, watercolour heightened with body colour, signed in lower right corner, 375 x 505mm, mounted, framed and glazed (1)

ÂŁ1000-1500

Lot 87

88* Robjent (Richard, 1937-). Arndillie, The Spey, 2005, watercolour, central panel of an angler playing a salmon, surrounded by eight vignettes of an Oyster catcher, leaping salmon, fishermen, a grey wagtail and salmon flies, signed and dated by artist in lower right corner, 370 x 500mm, mounted, framed and glazed (1)

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ÂŁ800-1200


89* Robjent (Richard, 1937-). ‘Woodcock Winter’, oil on canvas, signed with initials in lower right corner, 520 x 695mm, framed (1)

£2000-2500

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90* Robjent (Richard, 1937-). Covey of Grey Partridges, oil on canvas, artist’s monogram in lower left corner, 295 x 500mm, framed (1)

ÂŁ1500-2000

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91* Robjent (Richard, 1937-). Mallard and Snipe, watercolour, signed by artist in lower right corner, 475 x 600mm, mounted, framed and glazed This image was used as plate 2 in ‘Sporting Wildfowl of the British Isles’. Published 1999. (1) £1000-1500

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92* Robjent (Richard, 1937-). Greylag Geese at Sunset, Castle Stalker, Appin, Argyll, watercolour, signed by artist in lower right corner, 515 x 705mm, mounted, framed and glazed

94* Robjent (Richard & Crispin, Father & Son,). A Misty Morning, Woodcock and Roe Deer, oil on canvas, signed in lower right corner by Crispin Robjent, initialed in lower left corner by Richard Robjent, 385 x 485mm, framed

This image was used as plate 25 in ‘Sporting Wildfowl of the British Isles’. Published 1999. (1) £1200-1800

Ricard Robjent is a celebrated wildlife artist; Crispin is a highly accomplished portrait painter, but the father and son partnership have recently collaborated on several oil paintings of British Wildlife. (1) £1000-1500

93* Robjent (Richard & Crispin, Father & Son,). Woodcock and Fallen Tree, oil on canvas, signed by Crispin Robjent in lower right corner, initialed by Richard Robjent in lower left corner, 440 x 595mm, framed Ricard Robjent is a celebrated wildlife artist; Crispin is a highly accomplished portrait painter, but the father and son partnership have recently collaborated on several oil paintings of British Wildlife. (1) £1500-2000

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95* Robjent (Richard & Crispin, Father & Son,). Feeding by Moonlight - Woodcock and Tawny Owl, oil on canvas, signed by Crispin Robjent in lower right corner, signed with initials by Richard Robjent in lower left corner, 590 x 490mm, framed Ricard Robjent is a celebrated wildlife artist; Crispin is a highly accomplished portrait painter, but the father and son partnership have recently collaborated on several oil paintings of British Wildlife. (1) ÂŁ1500-2000

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96* Robjent (Richard & Crispin, Father & Son,). Pair of Melanistic Pheasants and Chicks, oil on canvas, signed by Crispin Robjent in lower right corner, initialled in monogram by Richard Robjent in lower left corner, 550 x 750mm, framed Ricard Robjent is a celebrated wildlife artist; Crispin is a highly accomplished portrait painter, but the father and son partnership have recently collaborated on several oil paintings of British Wildlife. (1) ÂŁ1500-2500

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97* Rolfe (Henry Leonidas 1824 -1881). The Day’s catch, oil on canvas, signed in lower left corner, canvas re-lined, 595 x 895mm, pierced gilt gesso frame The still life includes Pike, Perch, Roach, Dace, Chubb and Carp. (1) £3000-5000

98* Rountree (Harry, 1878-1950). Portrait of a Lion, watercolour and gouache on paper, signed and dated lower left, 35 x 29cm (13.75 x 11.5in), gilt frame, glazed with gallery label of Aitken & Dott, Edinburgh to verso (1)

£300-500

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99* Sextie (William A., 1821-1900). ‘Theodore’, Winner of St. Leger 1822, J. Jackson Up, oil on canvas, 63.5 x 76cm (25 x 30ins), gilt frame Born in Cheltenham in 1821, William A. Sextie specialised in portraits of celebrated racehorses of the time, such as St. Blaise, Derby Winner in 1883, Fred Archer on Jerry, 1884, and Saucebox in 1854, which was published as a print by Ackermann in 1857. He was also a racehorse trainer, and by 1860, ran a very successful business from Rockley House in Marlborough, Wiltshire. It was in this same year that Sextie took on a fourteen year old apprentice, who became one of the greatest jockeys in the history of racing, Tom Cannon. (1) £4000-6000

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100* Still life. Study of a Lapwing and a Grey Partridge, n.d., c.1920, oil on canvas, unsigned, 360 x 255mm, elaborate gilt gesso frame (1)

£150-200

101* Swan (Cuthbert Edward, 1870-1931). Stalking antelope, watercolour on paper, signed lower left, 37 x 49cm (14.5 x 19.25in), framed and glazed (1)

£300-500

102* Talbot Kelly (Richard B. (1896-1971)). Merlin Pursuing a Starling, watercolour with artist’s monogram, 140 x 195mm, mounted, framed and glazed (1)

£100-150

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103* Thorburn (Archibald, 1860-1935). Grouse Shooting, grisaille and body colour, signed in lower left corner, 290 x 440mm, mounted, framed and glazed (1)

ÂŁ2000-3000

104* Thorburn (Archibald, 1860-1935). Shooting Grouse, grisaille and body colour, signed in lower right corner, 290 x 440mm, mounted, framed and glazed (1)

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105* Turner (William Eddowes, c. 1820-1885). Horse and Jockey, 1843, oil on canvas, signed and dated lower left, relined, 42 x 56cm (16.5 x 22ins), rosewood veneer frame (1)

ÂŁ2000-2500

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Lot 106

106* Walls (William, 1860-1942). A Couple of Otterhounds, oil on canvas, laid down on board, signed, 28.5 x 35cm (11.25 x 13.75ins), gilt frame William Walls, R.S.A., R.S.W., was born in Dunfermline, and studied at the Royal Scottish Academy Life School in Edinburgh and the Antwerp Academy. He specialised in painting animals in oil and watercolour, and worked extensively in the zoos at London and Antwerp, as well as in the Fen Country and the Scottish Highlands. (1) £700-900

107* Watson (Raymond C., 20th/21st c.). Cock Pheasant in a Landscape, n.d. c. 1980, watercolour heightened with body colour, signed in lower left corner of image, 195 x 370mm, mounted, framed and glazed (1)

£100-150

108* Watson (Donald, 1918-2005). A pair of watercolours of Godwits, signed, each 17.5 x 29cm (6 7/8 x 11 1/2ins), framed and glazed, together with a signed copy of Donald Watson’s ‘One Pair of Eyes’, published in 1994 (3)

£200-300

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109* Weekes (William, active 1856-1909). Stable Companions, oil on wood panel, signed lower right, 29 x 20cm (11.5 x 8ins), gilt frame, glazed (1)

ÂŁ2000-3000

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Lot 112 110* Wells (John Sanderson, 1872-1955). The Pack at Rest, watercolour, with gouache, signed lower right, 34.5 x 62.5cm (13.5 x 24.5cm), framed and glazed John Sanderson-Wells studied at the Slade School of Art, and the Academie Julian in Paris. He lived in London, exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1895, and was elected to the Royal Institute of Painters in Water-colours in 1903. He specialised in hunting scenes in both oil and watercolour, many of which became familiar to the public in the form of coloured prints. (1) £1200-1800

111* Westwood (Wayne, 20th/21st c.). Bald Eagle, acrylic on panel, signed lower right, 63 x 35cm (24.75 x 13.75ins), framed (1)

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£400-600

112* Westwood (Wayne, 20th/21st c.). “Return”, acrylic on panel, showing a flat coat, wading through marsh water with a pheasant, signed lower right, 31 x 54.5cm (12 x 21.5ins), framed (1)

£400-600

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Lot 114

113* Williams (Owen 1956-). Mallard on the Saltings, 1988, watercolour, signed and dated by artist in lower right corner, 360 x 540mm, mounted, framed and glazed

114* Williams (Owen 1956-). Woodcock in Snow, 1989, watercolour, signed and dated by artist in lower right corner, 325 x 490mm, mounted, framed and glazed

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ÂŁ500-800

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ÂŁ500-800


117* Woodcock (Mike, 20th/21st c.). Two Snipe, oil on board, signed lower left, 33 x 44cm (13 x 17.25ins), framed and glazed (1)

£350-450

115* Woodcock (Mike, 20th/21st c.). “Lady”, acrylic on board, of a Harris Hawk, signed lower right, 40.5 x 27.5cm (16 x 10.75ins), framed and glazed (1)

£300-400

116* Woodcock (Mike, 20th/21st c.). “Settling In”, acrylic on board, of a snipe in undergrowth, signed lower right, 25 x 18.5cm (9.75 x 7.25ins), framed and glazed

118* Woodcock (Mike, 20th/21st c.). “Peregrine Heights”, acrylic on board, signed lower right, 48 x 33cm (18 x 13ins), framed and glazed

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£250-300

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£350-450


119* Woodcock (Mike, 20th/21st c.). Sparrowhawk Mantling on Magpie, acrylic on card, signed lower right, 29 x 41.5cm (11.5 x 16.25ins), framed and glazed (1)

£250-350

121* Woodcock (Mike, 20th/21st c.). Grey Partridge, acrylic on board, signed lower right, 33 x 25cm (13 x 9.75ins), framed and glazed (1)

£250-350

120* Woodcock (Mike, 20th/21st c.). French Partridge, acrylic on board, signed lower right, 33 x 25cm (13 x 9.75ins), framed and glazed (1)

122* Wormald (Hugh, 1879-1955). Blue tit on a mossy stump, and long-tailed tit on a briar, 1934, a pair of watercolours, heightened with body colour, both signed and dated 1934, 16.5 x 21cm (6.5 x 8.25ins), matching period frames, glazed

£250-350

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£150-200


123* Wright (George 1860-1942). The Departing Coach, oil on canvas, signed by artist in lower right corner, re-lined on verso, 240 x 445mm, good gilt and gesso frame (1)

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ÂŁ1200-1500


124* Wright (George 1860-1942). Full Cry, Changing Horses, oil on canvas, signed in lower right corner, 550 x 900mm, good gilt gesso frame A fine example of this celebrated Equestrian artist’s work. (1)

ÂŁ5000-8000

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125* Wright (George 1860-1942). Full Cry, oil on canvas, signed by artist in lower right corner, 240 x 395mm, framed in good gilt gesso frame (1)

ÂŁ1500-2000

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126* Wright (George 1860-1942). Preparing for the Hunt, oil on canvas, signed in lower right corner, 240 x 390mm, good gilt gesso frame (1)

ÂŁ1500-2000

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DRAWINGS

Lot 127 127* Cemmick (David, 1955-). ‘On Guard’, 2010, black charcoal drawing on paper of a bull elephant, signed and dated lower right, 47 x 72cm (18.5 x 28.25ins), additionally inscribed by the artist to verso, ebonised framed, glazed (1)

129* Harrison (John Cyril, 1898-1985). Cinnamon Teal, seven pencil sketches on one sheet, titled by artist below images, 240 x 330mm, mounted, framed and glazed (1)

£150-200

£600-800

130* Harrison (John Cyril, 1898-1985). Harriers, eight pencil sketch studies of birds in flight, on one sheet, 240 x 330, mounted, framed and glazed

128* Curtis (Joyce, 20th/21st c.). ‘The Grebe that Drowned’, 1979, fine pencil study on paper, signed and dated April ‘79, 44.5 x 16cm (17.5 x 6.25ins), framed and glazed (1)

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£150-200

£70-100

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131* Lodge (George Edward, 1860-1954). Sketches of Mallard Ducks, charcoal heightened with white chalk, 225 x 330mm, mounted

133* Reid Henry (David M. 1919-1977). Album of sketches, containing two watercolours, both signed by the artist and eleven pencil sketches of wild birds, including Kingfishers, Peregrine Falcon, Ibis and Blue tits, several sketches with pencil notes, occ. slight spotting and staining, contained in modern plastic folder, folio, together with, Austen (Winifred), Nightingale, 20th century,etching, signed and titled in pencil by artist below image, slight toning, 145 x 190mm, framed and glazed

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£150-200

132* Nightingale (Basil, 1864-1940). “Tyne”, 1911, fine black chalk drawing of a squat cocker spaniel on pale grey-green paper, signed, titled and dated, 31 x 46.5cm (12.25 x 18.25ins) mount aperture, framed and glazed (1)

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£200-300

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£500-800


134 Reid Henry (David M. 1919-1977). Sketch book, ring binder type folder with approx. thirty-five pages of mounted pencil sketches, watercolours and photographs, of wild birds, the album contains approx. three photographs, three watercolours and 145 pencil sketches, several sketches with pencil notes, water colour codes andinstructions, contemp. half leatherette gilt, with Reid Henry’s signature in gilt facsimile to upper board, slight wear, folio (1)

£1500-2000

135* Reid-Henry (David Morisson 1919-77). Peregrine Falcon, pencil sketch of Peregrine on a cliff ledge, slight staining to margins, 200 x 330mm, mounted, framed and glazed (1)

£150-200

Lot 134 136 Rickman (Philip, 1891-1982). Artist’s Sketch Book, 105 mainly pencil sketches with occ. water colour drawings of game birds, raptors and passerines, many signed and dated, contemp. cloth with orig. watercolour drawing of a pintailed duck to upper board, large 8vo (1)

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£2000-3000


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137* Rickman (Philip, 1891-1982). Brazilian Teal, pencil, watercolour and gouache drawings, on one sheet, signed and dated by artist, 235 x 320mm, mounted, framed and glazed (1)

£150-200

139* Robjent (Richard, 1937-). Studies of Brent and Barnacle Geese, five sepia watercolour vignette studies on one sheet, signed by artist in lower right corner, 310 x 245mm, mounted, framed and glazed This drawing was used as an illustration in ‘Sporting Wildfowl of the British Isles’. (1) £200-300

138* Rickman (Philip, 1891-1982). Blackcock, 1935, pencil sketch, signed and dated by artist in lower left corner, 110 x 160mm, mounted, framed and glazed (1)

£100-150

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SPORTING & DECORATIVE PRINTS

140* Barraud (William, 1810-1850 & Henry, 1811-1874). Mr. Willm. Long, On “Bertha”, hand-coloured engraving by Edward Hacker after W. & H. Barraud, plate size 44.5 x 51.5cm (17.5 x 20.25ins), modern Hogarth-style frame, glazed (1)

£120-180

142* Caldwall (James). A Group of Carnations, pub. Dr. Thornton, April 2nd. 1803 [but slightly later], aquatint, stipple and line engraving after Peter Henderson, printed in colour and finished by hand, 520 x 405mm, framed and glazed Gordon Dunthorne, Flower and Fruit Prints, 301, state II. (1)

141* Besler (Basilius). ‘Malua Rosea multiplex flore incarnato’ & ‘Malva Hortensis flore ple no rubro’, n.d., c.1613, two hand coloured engravings, slight text show through (as usual), each approx. 475 x 390mm, mounted, framed and glazed

£500-800

143* Cock-fighting. ‘The Cocksetter’, n.d., c.1850, lithograph with original hand colouring, slight spotting, 235 x 175mm, mounted, framed and glazed, together with, Stock (C.R.), Set To, Fight, Throat [and] Death, [1892 but later impressions],four images on two sheets, hand coloured aquatints, each approx. 325 x 220mm, framed and glazed

Published in Besler’s monumental florilegium, ‘Hortus Eystettensis’. (2) £200-300

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£70-100


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144* Earlom (Richard). The Superb Lily, pub. Dr.Thornton, June 1st. 1799 [but slightly later], mezzotint after P.Reinagle, printed in colour and finished by hand, slight dust soiling and staining to margins not affecting image, 480 x 360mm, framed and glazed Gordon Dunthorne, Flower and Fruit Prints, 301, state III. (1)

£300-500

145* Earlom (Richard). Tulips, published Dr. Thornton May 1st. 1798 [but later 19th century impression], mezzotint after P.Reinagle, printed in colour and finished by hand, slight spotting and staining to margins, 480 x 355mm, framed and glazed (1)

£500-800

146* Elmes (William). The Persian Cyclamen, pub. Dr. Thornton 1804, [but slightly later], aquatint, stipple and line engraving after A. Pether, printed in colours and finished by hand, slight creasing and dust soiling to margins, some marking to image and margins with white body colour, 500 x 410mm, framed and glazed Gordon Dunthorne, Flower and Fruit Prints, 301, state III. (1)

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£200-300


Lot 147 147* Fox Hunting. Alken (Henry), Four hunting scenes, c. 1840, four soft ground etchings with original hand colouring, trimmed to vertical margins, several closed marginal tears affecting image, each approx. 105 x 545mm, together with another set similar (8)

151* Hester (Edward Gilbert, c. 1843-1903). The Meet, Gone Away, Full Cry, The Death, together four fine hand-coloured aquatint plates, by E. G. Hester, after Sheldon Williams, originally published by G. P. McQueen, February 24th 1881, now republished by R. Powell, 6 Grove Road, Brixton, August 17th 1894 [but later restrikes], plate size 46.5 x 69.5cm (18.25 x 27.25ins), matching frames, glazed

£100-150

148* Still Life. A pair of unusual relief chromolithograph prints of game birds, c.1870s, one of a Green Woodpecker and a Jay, the other of a Snipe and a Woodcock, each 34.5 x 36.5cm (13 1/2 x 14 3/8ins), framed (2)

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£70-100

152* Keulemans (J.G.). Casuarius Papuanus [and] Casuarius Bennetti, c.1873, pair of lithographs with original hand colouring, each approx. 285 x 205, mounted, framed and glazed

£70-100

149* Gould (John and Richter, H.C.). Sterna Macrura [and] Puffinus Anglorum, [1862-73], two lithographs with original hand colouring, one image toned overall, each approx. 335 x 520mm, mounted, framed and glazed, together with, Selby (John Prideaux), Common Tern [and] Gull Billed Tern, [1821-1834],two etchings with original hand colouring, each approx. 540 x 405mm, mounted, framed and glazed

Published in ‘Transactions of the Zoological Society of London’. Not examined out of frames. (2) £70-100

The two John Gould images were published in ‘The Birds of Great Britain’ and the two John Selby etchings in ‘Illustrations of British Ornithology’. Not examined out of frames. (4) £150-200

150* Harrison (John Cyril, 1898-1985). ‘Driven Grouse’, pub. The Tryon Gallery, 1974, colour print, signed and limited [2/250] by artist in pencil below image, FATG blind stamp to lower left corner, 360 x 475mm, mounted, framed and glazed (1)

153* Landseer (John). The China Limodoron, published Dr. Thornton, Feb. 1st. 1802 [but slightly later], aquatint, stipple and line engraving printed in colour and finished by hand, slight dust soiling to margins, 530 x 405mm, framed and glazed

£150-250

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£200-300


159 Robjent (Richard, 1937-). The Partridge, pub. Fine Sporting Interests Ltd., 1993, a set of twenty-four colour photographic prints, each numbered and signed in pencil to lower margin, sheet size 305 x 235mm (12 x 9.25ins), contained in orig. blue half morocco portfolio, with a pair of gilt blocked partridges on upper cover (with small scratch below) Limited edition 44/50 copies. (1)

£150-200

160 Robjent (Richard, 1937-). The Woodcock, pub. Fine Sporting Interests Ltd., 1987, a set of twenty-four colour photographic prints, each numbered and signed in pencil to lower margin, sheet size 308 x 238mm (12 x 9.5ins), contained in orig. tan half morocco portfolio, with gilt blocked woodcock on upper cover Limited edition 43/50 copies. (1)

£150-200

161 Robjent (Richard, 1937-). Sporting Wildfowl of the British Isles, pub. Fine Sporting Interests Ltd., 1999, a set of thirty-five colour photographic prints, each numbered and signed in pencil to lower margin, sheet size 305 x 234mm (12 x 9.25ins), contained in orig. blue half morocco portfolio, with a pair of gilt blocked woodcock on upper cover Limited edition 19/50 copies. (1)

162* Robjent (Richard, 1937-). ‘A Father’s Advice to his Son’, pub. Fine Sporting Interests Ltd, 1993, colour print, twenty-seven lines of verse surrounded by eleven vignettes of sporting birds and one of the action of a shotgun, signed below image in pencil by artist, 460 x 360mm, mounted, framed and glazed

154* Major (Tim, 20th/21st c.). Buzzard Mobbed by Rooks, aquatint, initialled and dated 2005, titled and numbered 8/30 in pencil to lower margin, plate size 40.5 x 34cm (16 x 13.4ins), framed and glazed (1)

The original painting was commissioned by Holland & Holland and the image on the print shows a classic Holland & Holland 12 bore side-by-side shotgun.The famous poem was written by Mark Beaufoy M.P. in 1902. The words have been passed on down through the generations in every shooting household and hold as true today as they did in the early 20th century. (1) £70-100

£150-200

155* McPhail (Roger, 20th/21st c.). Red-legged Partridges, n.d. c. 1990, colour print, 395 x 510mm, mounted, framed and glazed (1)

£200-300

£70-100

156* Paton (Frank, 1856-1909). Ten etchings of sporting scenes, ten uncoloured etchings, each surrounded by several etched vignettes, nine signed in pencil by artist, each approx. 195 x 260mm, mounted, framed and glazed Unusually clean and bright collection. (10)

£100-150

157 Rickman (Philip). A Selection of Bird Paintings and Sketches, pub. Fine Sporting Interests Ltd., 1979, a set of thirty-two colour photographic prints, each numbered and signed in pencil to lower margin, sheet size approx. 245 x 345mm (9.75 x 11.5ins), contained in orig. green half morocco portfolio, with gilt lettered spine Limited edition 2/25 copies. (1)

£250-350

158 Robjent (Richard, 1937-). The Snipe, pub. Fine Sporting Interests Ltd., 1989, a set of twenty-four colour photographic prints, each numbered and signed in pencil to lower margin, sheet size 291 x 222mm (11.5 x 8.75ins), contained in orig. green half morocco portfolio, with gilt blocked snipe on upper cover Limited edition 24/50 copies. (1)

163* Robjent (Richard, 1937-). ‘Driven Grouse’, pub. Fine Sporting Interests Ltd, 2005, colour print, limited edition of 6/25, two original watercolour remarques by artist below image, signed in pencil by artist below image, 400 x 525mm, mounted, framed and glazed

£150-200

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£150-200


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164* Robjent (Richard, 1937-). ‘A Covey of Grey Partridges’, pub. Fine Sporting Interests Ltd, 2005, colour print, limited edition of 6/25, three original water colour remarques by artist below image, signed in pencil below image, 390 x 545mm, mounted, framed and glazed (1)

£150-200

165* Robjent (Richard, 1937-). Driven Grouse, pub. Fine Sporting Images Ltd., 2005, colour print, signed by artist in pencil below image, 320 x 440mm, mounted, framed and glazed (1)

£100-150

166* Robjent (Richard, 1937-). Woodcock and Chicks, pub. Fine Sporting Interests Ltd, 2005, colour print, signed by artist in pencil below image, 305 x 385mm, mounted, framed and glazed (1)

£100-150

167* Robjent (Richard). Pair of Kingfishers, pub. Fine Sporting Interests Ltd, 2006, colour print, signed by artist in pencil below image, 335 x 255mm, mounted, framed and glazed (1)

£100-150

168* Robjent (Richard, 1937-). Pair of Golden Eagles at their Eyrie, pub. Fine Sporting Interests Ltd, 1981, colour print, limited edition 55/500, signed in pencil by artist below image, 505 x 395mm, mounted, framed and glazed (1)

£70-100

169* Robjent (Richard, 1937-). Pair of Merlins at their Nest, pub. Fine Sporting Interests Ltd, 1982, colour print, limited edition of 102/500, original watercolour remarque by artist below image, signed by artist in pencil below image, 545 x 390mm, mounted, framed and glazed (1)

£80-120

171* Stadler (Joseph Constantine). The White Lily with Variegated Leaves, published Dr. Thornton Aug. 1st. 1800, aquatint printed in colour and finished by hand, slight spotting largely confined to margins, 530 x 400mm, framed and glazed

170* Robjent (Richard & Crispin, Father & Son,). Journey’s End, 2009, colour print of woodcock landing in sand dunes, signed in pencil below image by Richard Robjent, 290 x 400mm, mounted, framed and glazed (1)

Gordon Dunthorne, Flower and Fruit Prints, 301, fine example of state I. (1) £500-800

£100-150

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172* Thorburn (Archibald). ‘A Haven of Rest’ (Pair of Woodcock on a Sand Dune), pub. A. Baird Carter, 1903, uncoloured photogravure print, signed in pencil by artist below image, blind stamp to lower margin, 350 x 500mm, mounted, framed and glazed A good dark and clean impression. (1)

£300-400

173* Thorburn (Archibald, after). Woodcock on a Sand Dune, ‘The First Arrival’, pub. A. Baird Carter, 1903, colour print, signed below image in pencil by artist, 205 x 305mm, mounted, framed and glazed (1)

£70-100

174* Tunnicliffe (Charles Frederick, 1901-1979). Badgers, pub. The Tryon Gallery Ltd., 1976, colour print, signed in pencil by artist below image, limited edition of 18/500, 325 x 450mm, mounted, framed and glazed (1)

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£70-100


EDWARD LEAR (1812-1888) Lithographs for John Gould's Birds of Europe, 1832-37 Edward Lear is regarded as one of the finest exponents of 19th century ornithological art, and the illustrations he provided for John Gould's Birds of Europe are some of his greatest work. Whilst some of the illustrations are signed in the plate by Lear, many are not, and it remains uncertain as to exactly how many of the 448 coloured plates were provided by him. This fine collection of Lear's lithographs is one of the largest offered for sale by auction in recent times.

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175* Lear (Edward). Sea Eagle, Haliaeetus albicilla, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, trimmed at base with slight loss of letters, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text (1)

£300-500

176* Lear (Edward). White Headed Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, [183237], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text (1)

£800-1200

177* Lear (Edward). Short-Toed Eagle, Circaetus brachydactylus, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text (1)

£300-500

178* Lear (Edward). Common Buzzard, Buteo vulgaris, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text (1)

£300-500

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179* Lear (Edward). Rough-Legged Buzzard, Buteo Lagopus, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text

185* Lear (Edward). Marsh Harrier, Circus rufus, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text

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£300-500

£300-500

180* Lear (Edward). Lanner Falcon, Falco lanarius, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text

186* Lear (Edward). Chough, Fregilis graculus, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text

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£300-500

£200-300

181* Lear (Edward). Peregrine Falcon, Falco peregrinus, [183237], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text

187* Lear (Edward). Carrion Crow, Corvus corone, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text

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£400-600

£150-200

182* Lear (Edward). Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text

188* Lear (Edward). Rook, Corvus frugilegus, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text

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(1)

£300-500

£150-200

183* Lear (Edward). Kite, Milvus vulgaris, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text

189* Lear (Edward). Black Grouse, Tetrao Tetrix, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text

(1)

(1)

£300-500

£400-600

184* Lear (Edward). Black Kite, Milvus ater, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text

190* Lear (Edward). Rock Ptarmigan, Lagopus rupestris, [183237], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text

(1)

(1)

£300-500

£300-500

191* Lear (Edward). Short-Toed Ptarmigan, Lagopus brachydactylus, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text (1)

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£200-300


192* Lear (Edward). Great Bustard, Otis tarda, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text (1)

£300-400

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193* Lear (Edward). Common Crane, Grus cinerea, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text

194* Lear (Edward). White Crane, Grus leucogeranus, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text

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(1)

£600-800

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£500-800


195* Lear (Edward). Numidian Demoiselle, Anthropondes Virgo, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text (1)

£500-800

196* Lear (Edward). Purple Heron, Ardea pururea, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text (1)

£500-800

197* Lear (Edward). Black Stork, Ciconia nigra, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text (1)

£500-800

198* Lear (Edward). Coot, Fulica ater, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text (1)

£200-300

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199* Lear (Edward). Bean Goose, Anser segetum, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text

212* Lear (Edward). Bonelli’s Eagle, Aquila Bonelli, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text

(1)

(1)

£300-500

£200-300

200* Lear (Edward). Red-Breasted Goose, Anser ruficollis, [183237], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text

213* Lear (Edward). Booted Eagle, Aquila pennata, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text

(1)

(1)

£300-500

£200-300

201* Lear (Edward). Brent Goose, Auser Brenta, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, trimmed at base, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text (1)

£200-300

202* Lear (Edward). Domestic Swan, Cygnus mansuetus, [183237], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text (1)

£400-600

203* Lear (Edward). Whistling Swan, Cygnus ferus, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text (1)

£400-600

204* Lear (Edward). Bewick’s Swan, Cygnus Bewickii, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text (1)

£300-500

205* Lear (Edward). Great Auk, Alea impennis, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text (1)

£300-500

206* Lear (Edward). Solan Gannet, Sula Bassana, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, trimmed at base, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text (1)

£300-500

207* Lear (Edward). Black Tailed Gannet, Sula melanura, [183237], lithograph with original hand colouring, slight surface loss to lower margin, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text (1)

£300-500

208* Lear (Edward). Great Black-Backed Gull, Larus marinus, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text (1)

214* Lear (Edward). Jer Falcon, Falco Islandicus, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text

£200-300

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209* Lear (Edward). Glaucous Gull, Larus glaucus, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text (1)

215* Lear (Edward). Red Footed Falcon, Falco Rufipes, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text

£200-300

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210* Lear (Edward). Audouin’s Gull, Larus Audouinii, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text (1)

£200-300

216* Lear (Edward). Short-Eared Owl, Strix Brachyotos, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text

£200-300

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211* Lear (Edward). Imperial Eagle, Aquila Imperialis, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text (1)

£300-500

£200-300

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£200-300


217* Lear (Edward). Tawny or Wood Owl, Strix aluco, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text (1)

£200-300

218* Lear (Edward). Squacco Heron, Arden comata, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text (1)

£200-300

219* Lear (Edward). Cinereus Vulture, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, after J & E Gould, paper size 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text (1)

£300-500

220* Lear (Edward). Egyptian Neophron, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text (1)

£200-300

221* Lear (Edward). Golden Eagle, Aquila chrysaeta, [1832-37], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text (1)

£500-800

222 Lear (Edward). Spotted Eagle, Aquila naevia, [183237], lithograph with original hand colouring, 535 x 355mm, sold with original sheet of printed text (1)

£400-600

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SCULPTURE 223* Cemmick (David, 1955-). Jambo the Gorilla, a fine life size foundry bronze sculpture of Jambo the Gorilla, by David Cemmick and Sebastian Wylder, standing in characteristic pose on all fours looking to his right, one of a limited edition of 6, 145 x 160cm, approx. 200 kg This remarkable life size bronze sculpture is based on drawings made by David Cemmick in 1987, when he visited Jersey to sketch Jambo and other gorillas at Jersey Zoo, following the sensational story of Jambo and a five year old boy who fell into the gorilla enclosure at the zoo on 31st August 1986. Levan Merrit was knocked unconscious after falling into the enclosure and his mother looked on in horror as the huge silver-back male gorilla walked over to the boy. However, Jambo sat down and appeared to guard him from other gorillas until the child was rescued by the fire brigade. Footage of the event, taken by amateur cameraman Brian Le Lion was sent around the world, and Jambo the Gentle Giant became instantly famous. This extraordinary work produced in an edition of six only, perfectly captures the huge strength of the animal, combined with a sense of quiet protectiveness. (1)

ÂŁ15000-20000

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224* Cemmick (David, 1955-). ‘La Grande Chasse’, a fine life size foundry bronze sculpture of a wild boar running, with snout to the ground and both hind legs in the air, on naturalistic base, by David Cemmick and Sebastian Wylder, 2008, number one from an edition of 6, approx. 160 kg (1)

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£7000-10000


225* Cemmick (David, 1955-). ‘High Spirits’, fine life size head and neck foundry bronze sculpture of a stallion with flowing mane, by David Cemmick and Sebastian Wylder, 2008, number 1 from an edition of 6, approx. 30 kg (1)

£3000-4000

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226* Cemmick (David, 1995-). Roe Deer, a fine head and neck life size foundry bronze sculpture of a young roe buck, by David Cemmick and Sebastian Wylder, 2010, one of a limited edition of 12, 55 x 28cm (1)

ÂŁ1000-1500

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227* Fauginet (Jacques Auguste, 1809-1847). An Arab Stallion, a 20th century bronze sculpture, with brown patina, signed Fauginet to base, of a stallion with left leg raised, height 33.5cm (13.25ins) (1)

ÂŁ500-800

Lot 227 228* Merculiano (Giacomo, 1859-1935). Prowling Tiger , bronze sculpture, with brown patina, signed, height 18cm (7ins), length 33cm (13ins) (1)

ÂŁ500-800

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TAXIDERMY, SKELETONS & SPORTING TROPHIES Customers intending to purchase and export any lots containing turtle shell, ivory, snakeskin and preserved animal specimens, whether antique or modern, should familiarise themselves with the export and import restrictions, customs regulations and licence requirements needed for shipping these items both from the U.K. and in to the country to which they intend to import. Dominic Winter Book Auctions take no responsibility for any dispute arising from the export of any lots within this section of the sale.

229* A large preserved Anaconda skin, well preserved skin approx. 5283mm (17ft 4ins) in length (1)

£100-200

232* A mounted bat skeleton, prepared by T. Gerrard & Co. Ltd, 20th century, skeleton of a bat, mounted on a stained wooden base with perspex case, 135 x 230 x 65mm (1)

£200-300

230* A well presented taxidermy specimen of a Badger with a rabbit, badger holding a baby rabbit in a naturalistic setting, well presented in an oak and glass display case, 680 x 1000 x 330mm (1)

£200-300

233* A fine taxidermy display case of twenty-two British birds, displayed in a naturalistic setting, painted backdrop, presented in a wooden case, glazed on three sides, 720 x 685 x 230mm The birds shown include:- Green Woodpecker, Thrush, Blackbird, Bullfinch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Wren, Robin, Linnet, Starling, Blackcap, Redstart and Jay. (1) £500-800

231* A well presented taxidermy specimen of a badger and cubs, sow badger with two cubs in a naturalistic setting with painted backdrop, glass fronted wooden case, 435 x 870 x 420mm (1)

£200-300

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234* Cheetah skin rug, early 20th century, preserved skin and head of an adult cheetah by Van Ingen & Van Ingen of Mysore, some damage and wear, approx 2000mm in length (1)

£150-200

236 A Devon & Somerset Staghounds silver-mounted red deer slot by Rowland Ward & Co., c.1900, composed of a central reservoir with removable lid for holding a wick, and a removable metal spindle on either side with ball finial at the top and terminating in three prongs bent over each other, height approx. 135mm (5.25ins) A curious and unusual deer slot mounting, the two spindles perhaps for use as toddy warmers when heated in the wick. (1) £100-200

235* A mounted skeleton of a chicken, early 20th century, chicken skeleton mounted and wired and presented on a stained wooden base, approx. height 425mm, together with, Pigeon skeleton,wired and mounted and presented on a stained wooden base in a glass case, 185 x 220 x 130mm, with the skull of a goose and a pelican (4)

£150-200

237* A good taxidermy specimen of a pair of ducks, two well modelled ducks in a naturalistic setting, painted backdrop, presented in a wooden case, glazed on three sides, 510 x 800 x 240mm (1)

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£100-200


238* A well presented taxidermy specimen of a fox with a chicken, fox with a recent kill of a chicken, presented in a naturalistic setting, glass fronted case, 570 x 1120 x 285 (1)

£200-300

239* A good taxidermy specimen of a fox, vixen in a well modelled naturalistic setting with a young rabbit hiding in a ‘burrow’under the fox’s brush, painted backdrop, presented in a wooden case, glazed on three sides, taxidermist’s label of W.Barber ‘Naturalist & Taxidermist of Lincoln’ affixed to verso of case, 510 x 1070 x 245mm (1)

£250-300

240* A well mounted fox hound’s head and neck, late 19th c., a fox hound head mounted on an oval felt shield, taxidermist’s label on verso ‘J. Spicer Manufacturer of Artificial Birds and Eyes to the Trade, Preserver of all Kinds of Birds and Beasts, Jury Street, Warwick’, also manuscript label describing the hound, its breeder and its place of death (Warwickshire 1864), approx. 330mm high (1)

Lot 239

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£300-500


242* A well presented taxidermy specimen of a pair of Heath hens, c.1900, cock and hen bird in a naturalistic setting with a painted backdrop, presented in a glazed wooden case, 735 x 595 x 305mm This bird is now extinct. The heath hen was a sub-species of the North Americam Prairie chicken. Found in the scrubby heathland of coastal north America, the birds were extremely common, and were extensively hunted by settlers for food. By the late 18th century the birds were considered a poor man’s food and servants would often negotiate with their employer to not be given heath hen more than two days a week. The intense pressure of hunting led to a precipitous decline in the birds numbers and by 1890 only about 200 birds were left on the island of Martha’s Vineyard of the coast of Massachusetts. Despite strenuous attempts to save the bird, their numbers were gradually depleted by feral cats, a heath fire during the breeding season, severe winters, birds of prey and disease. The last bird, a male, died in 1932. (1) £300-500

241* A collection of twenty-four glass geometric solids, German, early 20th century, twenty-four glass solids and six machined wood shapes, presented in a compartmentalised stained wooden cabinet on turned bun feet with a glass lid, 370 x 510mm, with a printed card describing and illustrating twenty of the shapes, some marginal staining Rare. (1)

£400-600

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243* A taxidermy specimen of a Jay, in a naturalistic setting, presented in a glazed fronted wooden case, slight damage to case, 335 x 240 x 130mm (1)

£50-80

244* A taxidermy specimen of a Kestrel, single bird mounted on a small post in a naturalistic setting, painted backdrop, presented in a glazed wooden case, taxidermist’s label of G.Adrian, High street, Lincoln on verso, label torn with partial loss, case 340 x 290 x 140mm (1)

£50-80

245* A good taxidermy specimen of the head and shoulders of a leopard, well modelled example presented on a contemp. stained wooden shield, stamped on verso and labelled on shield rim ‘Van Ingen’ Mysore, shield size 640 x 580mm (1)

£800-1200

Lot 245

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248* A taxidermy specimen case displaying a Magpie, Jay and Hawfinch, three birds in a naturalistic setting, plain backdrop, presented in a glazed wooden case, case size 450 x 610 x 140mm

246* A good taxidermy specimen of a Leopard’s head, mounted on an octagonal wooden shield, shield size 350 x 250mm (1)

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249* A very good taxidermy specimen of an Otter with a Brown Trout, well modelled otter in a naturalistic setting, presented in an unusual case with all the panels and the ‘lid’ made of glass, 605 x 750 x 340mm

247* A well preserved Skull of a Loggerhead Turtle, skull, jaw, lower jaw and plates of a Loggerhead turtle, approx. 100 x 175mm Uncommon. (1)

£50-80

£200-300

£300-500

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£300-500


249A* A fine and large taxidermy specimen of a Peacock in full plumage display posture, mounted upon an ash branch, and having wall-mounting wooden base plaque for display (1)

251* A good taxidermy specimen of a white pheasant, well modelled pheasant in a naturalistic setting, painted backdrop, presented in a wooden case, glazed on three sides, ivorine taxidermist’s label of A.S.Hutchinson, ‘Taxidermist 85 London Road, Derby’ affixed to lower left corner of painted back drop, 595 x 810 x 235mm

£400-600

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252* A well presented taxidermy specimen of a Golden Pheasant, cock pheasant in a naturalistic setting, painted back board, glass fronted case, taxidermist’s label oninside of case, 470 x 840 x 180mm

250* A good taxidermy specimen of a Golden Pheasant, well modelled pheasant in a naturalistic setting, presented in a wooden case raised on four turned bun feet, glazed on three sides, painted backdrop (back board split with slight loss to painted scenery), 520 x 800 x 215mm (1)

£200-300

The label reads:- W. J. A. Hambling, Bird and Animal Preserver, Friar Street, Reading. (1) £150-200

£150-200

253* A mounted rabbit skeleton, prepared by Flatters & Garnett Ltd., Manchester, 20th century, mounted on a stained wooden base with perspex case, 200 x 430 x 150mm (1)

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£150-200


Lot 254 254* A well modelled anthropomorphic taxidermy scene of two red squirrels cheating at cards, two red squirrel playing cards set within a living room diorama, the card hands of both players are reflected in a mirror, presented in a glazed wooden case, 360 x 460 x 165mm The label on the verso of this case is largely lacking, but we strongly suspect that this delightful scene came from the Walter Potter collection of taxidermy which was sold by Bonhams in 2003. The Walter Potter Museum was based in Bramber in West Sussex and was renowned for its quirky collection of bizarre, anthropomorphic and occasionally macabre stuffed animals. (1) ÂŁ750-1000

255* A taxidermy specimen of a sea turtle, well presented specimen of a turtle, approx. 600mm in length (1)

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ÂŁ300-500


256* A mixed collection of approx eight skulls and part skulls of animals and reptiles including the complete or partial skulls of a horse, cow, sheep, pig, and crocodile, various sizes and condition (approx.8)

£80-120

257* A set of twenty-seven models of the development of a frog, twenty-seven painted plaster models, each displayed on a turned stained wooden plinth, numbered 1 - 27, some damage to larger models, height approx. 120mm, supplied with explanatory notes and eight photographs of the life cycle of the frog (27)

£200-300

259* A good taxidermy specimen of a green woodpecker, on naturalistic perch, presented in a glazed case bearing the small printed label of ‘Geo. Bazeley, Naturalist, Marefair, Northampton’, and pencilled note on the backboard ‘Killed 11 February 1916’, case size 37 x 23cm, together with a similar taxidermy specimen of a snipe, in naturalistic setting, presented in a glass case with Geo. Bazeley printed label to backboard, and pencilled note ‘Killed 30 March 1920’, case size 29 x 21.5cm (2)

£200-300

260* Three split cane rods, early - mid 20th century, including a Hardy Palakona C.C. De France two piece rod with a choice of two tops, one lacking top eye, approx. 24cm in length, complete with original Hardy canvas rod bag, together with,Ogden Smith Ltd, ‘Royal Sovereign’ rod,two piece split cane rod with a choice of two tops, approx 277cm in length, complete with original Ogden Smith canvas rod bag, with,Hardy split cane ‘Marksman’ sea fishing rod,two piece split cane rod, stainless steel reel seat with tightening spanner housed in pocket in rod bag, approx. 260cm in length, complete with original Hardy canvas rod bag (3)

258* A good taxidermy specimen of a wild boar’s head, head of a wild boar, presented on a contemp. stained wooden shield with metal mounting brackets at head and foot of shield, shield size approx. 530 x 300mm (1)

£250-350

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£100-150


FOSSILS, CRYSTALS & GEOLOGICAL SPECIMENS

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Lot 262 261* A collection of eighteen mineral spheres, including quartz, jasper, carnelian, chrysocolla fluorite, labradorite, citrine, rose quartz and septarian marble, 6cm (2.5in) diameter, with acrylic stands (18)

263* A fossilised Nautilus Cenoceras, Madagascar, good opalised shell, 140 million years old, 18cm (7in) long, with acrylic stand (1)

£200-300

£1000-1500

264* Four various types of Ammonite, Madagascar, three late Jurassic, and one early Jurassic, 18cm (7in) to 10cm (4in), with acrylic stands

262* A collection of thirty mineral eggs, including quartz, jasper, carnelian, chrysocolla fluorite, labradorite, citrine, rose quartz and septarian marble, 6cm (2.5in) long, with acrylic stands (30)

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£150-250

£500-700

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265* A split calcified Clioniceras Ammonite, Madagascar, 140 million years old, 13cm (5in) diam., acrylic stand (1)

£100-150

266* A fine split Speetoniceras Ammonite, pyritised and calcified, Saratou region, Volga River, Russia, 200 million years old, acrylic stands ()

£700-1000

267* A Keichousaurus in matrix, Jialingjiang formation, Guishou Province, China, 200 million years old, 27 x 17cm (10 x 7in), acrylic stand (1)

£700-1000

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268* Natural Ammonite group, Volga River, Russia, 200 million years old, 18 x 13cm (7 x 5in), acrylic stand (-)

£100-200

270* A well-detailed Trilobite in matrix, Hamar Laghad formation, Mount Issomour, Morocco, approx. 350 million years old, 17 x 15cm (7 x 6in), acrylic stand (1)

271* A natural limestone Ammonite, Procheloniceras, Atlas Mountains, Morocco, 200 million years old, 26 x 23cm (10 x 9in), iron stand

269* A fine pine cone in matrix, Araucaria Mirabilis, petrified forest, Patagonia, Argentina, 170 million years old, 15 x 15cm (6 x 6in), acrylic stand (1)

£200-400

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£300-500

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£100-200


272* A large pair of bookends, fossil wood, petrified forest, Arizona, 220 million years old, 20 x 23cm (8 x 9in) (2)

£150-250

274* A large limestone plaque showing water permeation dendrite, Solnhofen, Germany, 160 million years old, 30 x 26cm (12 x 10in), acrylic stand (1)

£50-100

273* A large Orbicular Jasper boulder, Madagascar, 15 x 30cm (6 x 12in) (1)

£300-500

275* A Labradorite boulder, Madagascar, 13 x 25cm (5 x 10in) (1)

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£200-300


276* A rare split twin Trilobite geode - paradoxides, Saharan Morocco, approx. 350 million years old, 25 x 20cm (10 x 8in), acrylic stand (1)

£300-400

279* A natural seabed plaque, Goniatite and Orthoceras, Saharan Morocco, 46 x 36cm (18 x 14in), iron stand (1)

£200-300

277* A split agate nodule ‘Condor agate’, Patagonia, Argentina, 13 x 19cm (5 x 4in), acrylic stands (2)

£100-200

280* A rare Rhodenite sphere, Madagascar, 11cm (4.5in) diam., acrylic stand (1)

278* A group of five various natural quartz points, showing citrine, rutile, amethyst, tourmaline, 8cm (3in) to 13cm (5in) (5)

£200-300

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£100-200


281* A cavelike Amethyst geode, with calcite crystals, Brazil, 28 x 28cm, (11 x 11in) (1)

£100-200

284* A giant Limestone Ammonite Prucheloniceras, Agadir, Atlas Mountains, Morocco, 200 million years old, 38 x 57cm (15 x 22in), bronzed base (1)

£1500-2500

282* A pair of bookends, fossil wood, petrified forest, Arizona, 220 million years old, 16 x 16cm (5.5 x 5.5in) (2)

£50-100

283* Three leaf plaques, mainly Fir and Beech, New England, 40 million years old, 28 x 22cm (11 x 9in), acrylic stands (3)

£50-100

285* An Agate nodule slice, Brazil, 20 x 19cm (8 x 8in), acrylic stand (1)

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£100-200


286* A rare large section of fossil wood, palm, Indonesia, 40 million years old, 40 x 48cm (16 x 19in), acrylic stand (1)

£800-1200

288* An Amethyst stalactite section, Uruguay, 9 x 9cm (3.5 x 3.5cm), acrylic stand (1)

£50-100

289* A rare large fossil fish plaque, limestone with remains of palm and two Mioplosis [modern trout], Green River Formation, Wyoming, 104 x 140cm (41 x 55in), with easel (1)

£2000-4000

287* A natural pyrite, Morococha mine, Junin, Peru, 7 x 7cm (3 x 3in), acrylic stand (1)

£30-50

290* A collection of Trilobites, various, Saharan Morocco, approx. 9cm (3.5in), boxed (1)

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£200-400


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Lot 292

291* A rare limestone Squid (split), Leptotheutis Prisca, Solnhofen, Germany, 160 million years old, 40 x 25cm (16 x 10in), acrylic stands

293* A unique pyritised crinoid group of four ‘Sea Lilies’, Seirocrinus Subangularis, Holzmaden, Germany, Jurassic period, 150 million years old, 65 x 90cm (25.5 x 35.5in), with easel

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Commonly called ‘sea lilies’, crinoids were part of a large group of marine invertebrates known as echinoderms that includes starfish and sea urchins. The delicate beauty of this specimen is complete in its original stone matrix, prepared by experts in Germany. Crinoids from the Holzmaden shales are one of the most sought-after fossils and have become increasingly difficult to obtain. (1) £4000-6000

£500-800

292* A good pair of fossil wood sections, Madagascar, 220 million years old, 39 x 25cm (15 x 10in), acrylic stands (2)

£250-400

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298* A limestone ammonite, Atlas Mountains, Morocco, 200 million years old, 20 x 30cm (8 x 12in), bronzed base

294* An Amethyst geode, Brazil, 18 x 41cm (7 x 16in) (1)

£100-200

(1)

£600-900

295* A pair of bookends, fossil wood, petrified forest, Arizona, 220 million years old, 17 x 18cm (6.5 x 7in) (2)

£100-200

296* Fossil remains of a Mosasaur and various shark, Saharan Morocco, 79 x 46cm (31 x 18in) (-)

£1000-2000

297* A Mammoth tusk, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia, approx. 10,000 years old, 99cm (39in) outer curve, weight 5.5 kilos, with stand (1)

299* Natural limestone table top, Goniatite and Orthoceras, Saharan Morocco, 300 million years old, 94cm (37in) diameter, with iron base

£1000-2000

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£400-600


300* A rare section from a giant rose quartz geode, Minas Gerias, Brazil, 96cm x 64cm (38 x 25in), with iron ‘A’ frame (1)

£3000-5000

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Lot 302

301* A collection of rare mounted shells, Philippines, in modern frame, 65 x 75cm (25.5. x 29.5in)

302* A quartz freeform, rock crystal, Madagascar, 9 x 19cm (3.5 x 7.5in)

(-)

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ÂŁ300-500

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ÂŁ100-200


NATURAL HISTORY & SPORTING BOOKS 303 Amuchastegui (Axel). Some Birds and Mammals of Africa, With a Descriptive Text by Hilary Hook, pub. Tryon Gallery, 1979, fourteen col. plts., a.e.g., orig. qtr. morocco gilt in sl. rubbed cloth slipcase, large folio, (limited ed. 246/505), together with Weber (Wolfgang), Wildlife Impressions, pub. Aves Publications Ltd, 1991, colour and b&w plts. throughout, a.e.g., orig. morocco gilt in cloth slipcase, folio, (signed limited ed. 161/360), plus Ching (Raymond), Studies & Sketches of a Bird Painter, with additional text by Errol Fuller, pub. Lansdowne Editions, 1981, colour and b&w illusts. throughout, orig. leatherette in cloth solander book box, large folio, (signed limited ed. 458/500), plus five further large format bird and wildlife books including one with an autograph letter signed from Raymond Ching loosely inserted (8)

305 Arrianus (Flavius). Arrian on Coursing. The Cynegeticus of the Younger Xenophon, Translated from the Greek, with Classical and Practical Annotations, and a Brief Sketch of the Life and Writings of the Author. To which is added an Appendix, containing Some Account of the Canes Venatici of Classical Antiquity. By a Graduate of Medicine [i.e. William Dansey]. With Embellishments from the Antique, J. Bohn, 1831, twenty-four litho. illusts. on India paper, some full-page, occn. minor foxing, mainly to first and final leaves, rough-trimmed, orig. blindstamped green cloth gilt, spine faded and very sl. frayed at ends, small mark on upper cover, but a bright copy, 4to Limited edition of 250 copies. (1)

£200-300

£100-150

306 Bannerman (David Armitage & Lodge, George E.). The Birds of the British Isles, 12 vols., 1953-63, num. coloured plates after George Lodge, original cloth, d.j.s, a few chips and light stains, 4to

304 Amuchastegui (Axel). Studies of Birds and Mammals of South America, with descriptive text by Helmut Sick and an introduction by Sir Solly Zuckerman, KCB, FRS, Tryon Gallery, 1967, orig. col. litho. frontis. and twenty-four col. plts., bookplate of Peter Tate, t.e.g., orig. qtr. blue morocco gilt, in cloth slipcase, folio, together with Russow (Dr. K.E.), Bruno Liljefors, An Appreciation, Stockholm, 1929, numerous col. and b & w illusts., many full-page, bookplate of Peter Tate, deluxe edition in tan half morocco, gilt dec. spine, extrems. sl. rubbed, in rare printed d.j., edge-frayed and a little dusty, folio, (limited edition, 124/1000 copies), plus Porter (Eliot), Galapagos, the Flow of Wildness, 2 vols., 1968, col. illusts. from photos throughout, orig. cloth gilt in d.j.s, contained in orig. slipcase, some wear to lower corner, folio, plus Fisher (James & Peterson, RogerTory), The World of Birds, a Comprehensive Guide to General Ornithology, 1964, col. and b&w illusts. throughout, orig. red morocco gilt, folio Limited ed. 360/500. Signed by both authors. (4)

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£150-200

307 Bartlett (Edward). A Monograph of the Weaver-Birds, Ploceidae, and Arboreal and Terrestial Finches, Fringillidae, Parts 1-5 in one (all published), published by the Author, Maidstone, 1888[89], thirty-one litho. plts. by F.W. Frohawk (inc. 12 hand col.), ink library stamp to verso of title and blind library stamp to plt. 1 (frontis.) & title, t.e.g., orig. cloth gilt, a little frayed at head & foot of spine, 4to (1)

£200-300

308* Beningfield (Gordon, 1936-1998). Beningfield’s Vanishing Songbirds, Text by Betty Beningfield, pub. Birds’ Farm Books, 2001, colour and b&w illusts., orig. pencil drawing of a kestrel on a branch, tipped on to front endpaper, captioned but unsigned, 20 x 13cm, orig. cloth in d.j., 4to, together with Beningfield’s Butterflies, illust. Gordon Beningfield, Text by Robert Goodden, 1st ed., 1978, colour and b&w illusts., orig. signed pencil drawing, also by Beningfield, of a cabbage white (?) butterfly on a plant, 21 x 29cm, loosely inserted with a tipped-in autograph letter signed from Beningfield to Mr. Hammond, dated 1st June 1979, referring to the enclosed drawing, orig. cloth in d.j., small folio

£100-150

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309 Bewick (Thomas). History of British Birds....., Containing the History and Description of Land Birds, Newcastle, 1797, History of British Birds....., Containing the History and Description of Water Birds, Newcastle, 1804, A General History of Quadrupeds, Newcastle, 1790, The Fables of Aesop and Others, Newcastle, 1818, dec. title page to each vol., engraved portrait frontis. to ‘Select Fables’, numerous wood engraved vignettes throughout, a.e.g., uniform green morocco gilt bindings by Riviere, spines with raised bands and elaborate gilt dec., faded, very slight rubbing to extrems., 8vo A handsome set. (5)

£700-1000

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310 Bewick (Thomas). Figures of British Land Birds, to which are added a few Foreign Birds, with their Vulgar and Scientific Names, vol. 1 [all pub.], 1st. ed., Newcastle upon Tyne, 1800, dec. title page with later numerical manuscriptinscription, numerous wood eng. vignettes throughout (including the supressed plate of the farmer defecating in the pig sty), later end papers, 20th century calf gilt with contrasting label to spine, slight wear, 8vo Roscoe 16. Variant A. (1)

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313 Bewick (Thomas). A General History of Quadrupends, 8th ed., Newcastle upon Tyne, 1824, wood eng. illusts. and vignettes, repaired closed-tear to last two leaves of text, a.e.g., early 20th c. gilt dec. green morocco, large 8vo Roscoe 8a-b. (1)

£100-150

£200-300

311 Bewick (Thomas). A Memoir of Thomas Bewick, Written by Himself, Newcastle-upon-Tyne & London, 1862, wood eng. frontis. of Cherryburn, dec. title page, numerous wood engs. throughout, front paste down with mounted presentation label to ‘Lady Hawes with Jane & Isabella Bewicks Comps. Sept. 15th. 1863’, also with a Festival of Britain Exhibition of Books 1951 book label and a tippedin catalogue label from ‘The Bewick Collection of S.Roscoe’, orig. blind stamped cloth, spine faded, slightly marked, bumped at extrems., 8vo A fascinating historical association copy. (1)

£200-300

312 Bewick (Thomas). A General History of Quadrupeds, 1st ed., Newcastle upon Tyne, 1790, wood eng. illusts. and vignettes, contemp. ownership signature to upper margin of title, contemp. calf, upper board near detached and lower joint cracked, some wear to extrems., 8vo Roscoe 1a-b. (1)

314 Bingley (Rev. W.). Memoirs of British Quadrupeds, Illustrative Principally of their Habits of Life, Instincts, Sagacity and uses to Mankind, 2 vols., 1st ed., 1809, title and half title, seventy-one etched plts. with early hand colouring, occ. spotting throughout, book plate of Robert Maitland, Middle Temple, contemp. half calf, rebacked preserving orig. gilt dec. spines, slight wear to extrems., 4to

£150-200

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315 Bleeker (Pieter). Atlas Ichthyologique des Indes Orientales Neerlandaises, 10 vols. (including Atlas), pub. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1977-89, numerous colour plates, original cloth and mock calf, folio Reprint of the original work from 1862-78. (10)

£150-200

316 Bond (Terance James). Birds, an Artist’s View, Text by Rob Hume, foreward by Bill Oddie, 1st ed., pub. Dragon‘s World, 1993, colour and some b&w plts. throughout, orig. pencil drawing of a male house sparrow to title, signed by Bond and dated November 1993 at foot, additional ink presentationinscription from Bond above, image size approx. 15 x 20cm, orig. cloth in d.j., together with fifteen similar modern mostly bird art books with illustrations by Trevor Boyer, Donald Watson, Michael Warren, Keith Brockie and Raymond Harris-Ching, the majority signed or with a letter inserted, all orig. cloth in d.j.s, mostly 4to, VG (16)

£100-150

317 Busby (John). Land Marks & Sea Wings, pub. Wildlife Art Gallery, 2005, colour and b&w illusts. throughout, orig. signed pencil sketch of a bird in flight to front free endpaper, approx. 16 x 11cm, further pencil and watercolour sketches of redwings and a robin loosely inserted, signed and dated by Busby, March 1986, paper size 18.5 x 27cm, orig. cloth in d.j., 4to, together with Nature Drawings, pub. Arlequin Press, 1993, b&w illusts. throughout, orig. cloth in d.j., 4to, (limited ed. 99/1000, signed), plus fourteen further modern bird books, many with signatures or inserted loose letters/cards by contributors, including John Busby, Philip Rickman, J. C. Harrison, Mary Fedden, David Attenborough, Bruce Campbell, etc., mostly orig. cloth in d.j.s, 4to/8vo (16)

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£100-150


Lot 318 318 Curtis (William, and others). The Botanical Magazine, or, Flower-Garden Displayed [continued as Curtis’s Botanical Magazine... ], vols. 1-74, 1790-1848, a near complete run lacking only vol. 71 (plates 4132-4202), a total of approx. 4300 hand-col. plates including some folding, lib. blind stamp to upper corner of every plate within the plate impression and some blind stamps to text leaves, some spotting and occ. offsetting, scattered light and occasionally heavier browning, lib. labels to pastedowns, together with General Indexes to the Plants contained in the first Fifty-Three Volumes (or old series complete) of The Botanical Magazine, by Samuel Curtis, 1828, eng. port. frontis., some damp staining and browning at front, ex-lib. with label to front pastedown and several blind stamps to upper outer corners of text leaves and frontis., nearuniform contemp. quarter or half calf gilt over marbled boards, vols. 1-42 bound in 21 vols., worn with some leather loss and many covers detached, 8vo (53)

£2000-3000

319 Dartmoor Foxhounds. A group of fourteen printed Lists, Master: William Coryton, printed Plymouth/Saltash, 1900, 1902 and 1904-15, each approx. twenty to thirty leaves printed to rectos only with red rule borders, orig. limp leather (last two cloth) gilt, a little rubbing, oblong 16mo (14)

320 Digby (R. David, b. 1936). The Falcons of the World, by Tom J. Cade, 1st ed., 1982, colour plates throughout, orig. signed pencil drawing of a pheasant by Digby loosely inserted, mounted on card with tissue overlay, 21 x 26.5cm, orig. cloth in d.j., 4to, together with Fennessy (Rena), Birds of the African Woodside, Text by Leslie Brown, 1st ed., 1979, col. and some b&w illusts., orig. cloth in d.j., folio, signed limited edition print of superb starlings loosely inserted, pencil signed Rena lower right and numbered 221/250 to lower margin, plus nine other modern bird books, all signed by author or artist, including signatures of Norman Arlott, Philip Snow, R. B. Talbot Kely, Morris Pledger, Guy Taplin, etc., all but one orig. cloth in d.j.s, 4to/folio

£100-150

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322 Frederick II (Emperor, 1194-1250). De arte venandi cum avibus, Ms. Pal. Lat. 1071, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Commentary by Carl Arnold Willemsen, 2 vols., Graz, 1969, one volume coloured facsimile and one volume commentary, orig. suede/qtr. suede in sl. soiled slipcase. One of 1000 copies. (2)

323 Gamebook. A good early 20th century game book covering the period 1905-1925, first free end papers contain lists of the owners different guns, a synopsis of the number of days shot in each year, and brief historical notes on record bags from the 19th century, printed and red ruled pages listing each days bag and the names of the guns, illustrated with several contemp. photographs of shooting scenes, guns, beaters, favourite dogs, game cards and shootinginstructions and lists of guns, very occ. spotting and offsetting, a.e.g., marbled end papers, contemp. red crushed morocco gilt, rubbed at extrems. oblong 4to

321 Ede (Basil, b. 1931). Birds of Town and Village, Text by W. D. Campbell, 1st ed., 1965, col. plts. throughout, orig. cloth in d.j., together with a loosely inserted pencil drawing of a lesser spotted woodpecker on a tree trunk, signed and dated 1980 by Ede at foot, 28.5 x 22cm, plus Basil Ede’s Birds, with Text by Robert Dougall, 1980, col. illusts. throughout, autograph letter signed from Robert Dougall, tipped on to front free endpaper and invoice for the drawing of the woodpecker with additional autograph note by Ede tipped in, orig. cloth in d.j., both 4to (2)

£200-300

The compiler appears to be a Capt. Holland-Hibbert. The gamebook covers game shooting and stalking in England and Scotland as well as three seasons in India where Junglefowl, Sandgrouse, Peafowl, Sambher, Leopard, Wild pig, Black buck, Jackal, Bear, Tiger and Panther, and all are noted meticuously along with the size of each animal shot. Holland-Hibbert appears to have been very well connected as his shooting parties often comprise of various members of the English aristocracy and senior army officers as well as various Maharajas when shooting in India. A fascinating glimpse of the sporting life of an Edwardian gentleman. (1) £400-600

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325 Grimble (Augustus). The Salmon Rivers of Scotland, pub. Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd., 1902, frontis. of a map of Scotland with the principal salmon rivers highlighted, numerous black and white illustrations throughout, each with tissue guard, slight spotting to end papers, near contemp. half morocco gilt, raised bands with gilt fishing motifs, spine a little faded, slight wear to extrems., 4to (1)

324 Gillmor (Robert, b.1936). Orig. pen and ink vignette study of a blackbird pulling up a worm, n.d., pubs. pencil marks and notes to margins, Robert Gillmor’s name in ink lower left, paper size 19 x 20cm, together with a group of three books signed by Gillmor, including Cutting Away: The Linocuts of Robert Gillmor (2006), Shorelands Winter Diary by C. F. Tunnicliffe and introduction by Robert Gillmor (1992), Crows of the World by Derek Goodwin with illustrations by Robert Gillmor (1976), all orig. cloth in d.j.s, 4to, plus two others with a foreword and an introduction by Robert Gillmor, one signed by the author Darren Rees and one with a loosely inserted autograph letter signed from Gillmor dated 16th December 1987, 4 pp. on two leaves, 8vo, orig. cloth in sl. frayed d.j.s, oblong 4to (7)

£200-300

326 Harrison (John Cyril, 1898-1985). The Birds of Prey of the British Islands, Descriptive Text by David Evans, pub. Fine Bird Books, 1980, twenty tipped-in col. plts., orig. half morocco gilt in cloth slipcase, tall folio, together with one sheet of paper with two orig. pencil sketches of an osprey with fish, unsigned but prob. by Harrison, titled by artist at foot, 11 x 11.5cm, mounted

£100-150

Limited edition, 161/275 copies signed by the artist. (1)

£100-150

327 Harrison (J.C., illust.). The Birds of Prey of the British Islands, 1980, 20 colour tipped-in plates, t.e.g., original burgundy morocco, slicase, large 4to Limited edition, 97/275. (1)

£100-150

328 Humphreys (Henry Noel and Westwood, John Obadiah). British Moths and their Transformations, 2 vols., 1st ed., 1843-45, 124 hand-coloured lithographed plates (complete), scattered light spotting, bookplates, contemporary boards with calf spine labels,a little rubbed and darkened, 4to, together with Kappel (A.W. & W. Egmont Kirby), British and European Butterflies and Moths (Macrolepidoptera), 1st ed., [1896], 30 chromolithographed plates, a.e.g., original pictorial cloth gilt, a little rubbed with light stains, 4to (3)

£300-400

329 Hunt (P. Francis and Grierson, Mary A.). Orchidaceae, Bourton Press, 1973, forty fine col. plts. after drawings by Mary A. Grierson, a.e.g., orig. full vellum gilt with slipcase, thick folio Limited edition 476/600, signed by Hunt and Grierson. (1)

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£200-300


330 Ingham (Alan). Under a Watercolour Sky, 1st ed., 1996, colour illusts. throughout, orig. cloth in d.j., and card slipcase, oblong folio, signed limited edition including two signed limited edition prints, this being one of 100 copies with an additional signed watercolour (cows near Staverton, Glos, 1996), 21 x 30cm, together with Twinney (Dick), The Painted Seasons, A Year in the Life of the British Countryside, 1st ed., 1990, colour plts. throughout, author’s original signed sketch of orange tip & red campion, tipped on to front free endpaper, dated 1985 and with additional presentationinscription to [Eric] Hammond, paper size 20 x 15cm, orig. cloth in d.j., 4to, plus Wesson (Edward), My Corner of the Field, Bristol, 1982, b&w illusts. throughout, orig. canvas backed boards in card slipcase, oblong folio, (signed limited ed. 329 of an unspecified number), plus twenty other modern natural history books, the majority large format pubs. in d.j.s, with signature of author, illustrator or editor (23)

333 Jones (Paul). Flora Magnifica. Selected and Painted by the Artist. text by Wilfrid Blunt, Foreword by Professor E.G. Waterhouse, pub. The Tryon Gallery, 1976, title page printed in red & black, sixteen colour plates reproduced in multi-lithography by the Curwen Press Ltd., each with tissue guard, t.e.g., orig. half vellum gilt by Zaehnsdorf, orig. cloth slipcase, folio, limited edition of 335/506, signed by the artist, together with,Camellia - ‘White Nun’,gouache on board, signed by artist in lower right corner, 340 x 240mm, framed and glazed (2)

£200-300

£100-150

331 Jardine (Sir William). The Naturalist’s Library, Ornithology, vols. 1-5, 7-14, Edinburgh, W.H. Lizars, c.1850s, numerous handcol. plts., letterpress illusts., some vols. with stitching strained or broken and gatherings starting or loose, t.e.g., orig. blindstamped red cloth gilt, some soiling, spine ends frayed (vol. 1 with sl. loss at head), 8vo Comprising: Birds of Great Britain and Ireland Parts I-IV; Sun-Birds; Humming Birds Part II; Game Birds; Pigeons; Parrots; Birds of Western Africa Parts I & II; Flycatchers; Gallinaceous Birds. (13) £300-500

332 Jardine (Sir William). The Naturalist’s Library. Ornithology, vols. VIII, XI & XIII, Edinburgh, c.1835, eng. portrait frontis. to each, addn. eng. title with eng. hand col. vignette, ninety-three eng. plts. with orig. hand colouring, some offsetting, but not affecting plts., matching contemp. half calf, gilt dec. spines, rubbed and worn at extrems., 8vo (3)

£100-150

334 Loudon (Mrs. Jane). British Wild Flowers, 1st. ed., 1846, half title present, sixty litho. plts. with orig. hand col. (complete as list), occ. light spotting throughout, bookplate of Harriet Cobbold, near contemp. gilt panelled calf, joints and spine repaired but retaining orig. gilt dec. spine, bumped at extrems., 4to Nissen 1233, Sitwell, Great Flower books 1700-1900, p.115. (1)

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woodcut head and tail-pieces and initial letters, generally toned, occn. early marginalia, general title-page with small hole resulting from erasure of early ms. (not affecting letterpress), and frayed to blank fore-margin, final 8pp. on different paper stock, possibly from another copy, lacking pastedowns, front free endpaper with early ms. notes (frayed to fore-margin), contemp. sprinkled sheep, rebacked, extrems. rubbed and some staining, sm. 4to

335 [Markham, Gervase]. The English Husbandman, drawne into two Bookes, and each Booke in two Parts. The First Part Contayning the knowledge of Husbandly Duties, the Nature of all sorts of Soiles within this Kingdome, the manner of Tillage, the diversity of Ploughes, and all other Instruments. The Second Part Containing the Art of Planting, Grafting, and Gardening, the Use of the Vine, the Hopgarden, and the Preservation of all sorts of Fruits, the Draughts of all sorts of Knots, Mazes, and other Ornaments. Newlie Reviewed, Corrected, and Inlarged by the first Author, G. M., 3 parts in one, 2nd ed., printed for Henry Taunton, 1635, pp.[xiv]+227+[1]; [xvi]+96; [ii]+54, each part separately collated and with individual titles, wood engs. on letterpress,

STC 17358. The second edition, bringing together for the first time Books I and II of ‘The English Husbandman’, originally published separately in 1613 and 1614. Included in Book II, but with a separate title-page and pagination, is a treatise on angling and cock fighting, ‘The Pleasures of Princes, or, Good Mens Recreations’. (1) £2000-3000

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336 Martin (Brian P. and Robjent, Richard). Sporting Wildfowl of the British Isles. Studies in Words and Pictures, Foreword by the Rt. Hon. the Lord Buxton KCVO MC, pub. Fine Sporting Interests Ltd., Norfolk, 1999, thirty-five full-page col. plts. with tissue guards, sepia vigns. to text, a.e.g., orig. gilt-dec. blue morocco by A.G. Havard Bookbinding Crafts, with matching quarter morocco solander case with padded velour interior, 4to Limited edition, number 28 of 35 specially boxed and bound copies, signed by the author and the artist, with an original signed watercolour and an original sepia vignette by Richard Robjent. (1) ÂŁ1200-1500

337 Martin (Brian P. and Robjent, Richard). Sporting Wildfowl of the British Isles. Studies in Words and Pictures, Foreword by the Rt. Hon. the Lord Buxton KCVO MC, pub. Fine Sporting Interests Ltd., Norfolk, 1999, thirty-five full-page col. plts. with tissue guards, num. sepia vigns. to text, t.e.g., orig. gilt-dec. blue half morocco with slipcase, 4to Limited edition 326/350, signed by the author and the artist, with original sepia vignette by Robjent. (1) ÂŁ300-500

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338 Maund (Benjamin). The Botanist; Containing Accurately Coloured Figures of Tender and Hardy Ornamental Plants..., vols. 1 & 5 only (of 5), [1836 & 1846 respectively], 100 fine hand-col. plts., new endpapers, a.e.g., orig. red cloth gilt, rebacked preserving orig. spines, some rubbing, small 4to (2)

£300-500

339 McKelvie (Colin Laurie and Robjent, Richard). The Woodcock. A Study in Words and Pictures, Foreword by Edward Douglas, Viscount Coke, 1988, together with The Snipe, 1989, The Grouse, 1991, The Partridge, 1993, The Pheasant, 1995, Sporting Wildfowl of the British Isles, 1999, fine col. plts. with tissue guards, num. sepia vigns. to text, t.e.g., orig. half morocco, spines with raised bands and gilt sporting bird motifs in compartments, each vol. with matching slipcase, 4to A complete set, given by the artist to his brother, John Colebrook-Robjent, each volume marked ‘Review copy 2/12’ and signed by the authors Colin Laurie McKelvie and Brian Philip Martin, and the artist. Each volume carries an original signed sepia vignette. (6) £3000-5000

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340* Otter Hunting. An album of approx. 160 mounted silver print photos, c. 1910, compiled by W.U.C. Burrell, some of the photos (many good quality) identified as taken by W.J. Abrey, mostly 10.5 x 15cm and mounted two to a page with ink captions througout, otter hunting scenes shown at Didlington Hall (Norfolk), Dungiven, Londonderry, Icklingham Bridge, Narborough, Drinkstone Park, Fordahm near Colchester, Dedham, etc., many scenes of packs of hounds and people in water and on land, a few photos of individual dogs, small groups of people, etc., ownership names at front, contemp. half morocco, some wear and spine deficient, 4to (1)

£100-150

341 Partington (Peter). Drawn to the Forest, Text by Robert Burton, The Society of Wildlife Artists in the New Forest, 2000, colour illusts. throughout, orig. signed pen and ink and watercolour drawing of a lapwing by Peter Partington to front free endpaper, image approx. 13 x 18cm, orig. cloth in d.j., together with Jonsson (Lars), Birds and Light, The Art of Lars Jonsson, 1st ed., 2002, colour and b&w illusts. throughout, signed by Jonsson to half title, orig. cloth in d.j., plus five further Jonsson bird books (all but one signed) including two exhibition catalogues, one with a small ink sketch of a wader to title, all 4to (6)

£100-150

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342 Pearson (Bruce). Birdscape, by Bruce Pearson and Robert Burton, 2nd imp., 1991, colour and b&w illusts. throughout, signed on title by author and illustrator with additional vign. pen and ink sketch of a barn owl flyng over reeds, orig. cloth in d.j., 8vo, together with Greenhalf (Robert), Towards the Sea, pub. Pica Press, 1999, colour illusts. throughout, orig. pen and ink sketch of swallows in flight to title with the author/artists’s signed presentationinscription beneath dated July 1999, orig. cloth in d.j., small oblong folio (2)

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£80-120


345* Shackleton (Keith, 1923- ). An Autobiography in Paintings, 1st ed., 1998, colour illusts. throughout, orig. pen and ink and watercolour drawing of an arctic tern by Shackleton to front free endpaper with adjacent signed presentationinscription dated May 1999, orig. cloth in d.j., oblong 4to, together with Tidelines, with a foreword by Peter Scott, 1st ed., 1951, colour and b&w plts. and illusts. throughout, small signed pencil sketch of a wandering albatross dated August 1993 pasted to front free endpaper verso, 7.5 x 11.5cm, together with a loosely inserted accompanying letter to Mr. Hammond from the artist, one page, 4to, orig. cloth in soiled and defective d.j., 4to (2)

346 Sitwell (Sacheverell, Buchanan, Handasyde, & Fisher, James). Fine Bird Books 1700-1900, 1st ed., 1953, coloured and b & w plates and illustrations, original half cloth, d.j., a few chips and tears, folio, together with Great Flower Books 1700-1900, by Sacheverell Sitwell & Wilfred Blunt, 1st ed., 1956, coloured and b & w illustrations, original half cloth, d.j., tears and creases, folio

343 Rickman (Philip). A Selection of Bird Paintings and Sketches, Foreword by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh KG KT, pub. Curpotten Ltd. for Fine Sporting Interests Ltd., 1979, thirty-one full-page col. plts. with tissue guards, num. b & w illusts. to text, a.e.g., orig. green half morocco, spine with raised bands and gilt sporting birds motifs in compartments, with cloth slipcase, folio

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£150-200

347 Stern (F.C.). A Study of the Genus Paeonia, pub. RHS, 1946, 15 coloured plates, b & w illustrations, t.e.g, original blue cloth gilt, dampstains to upper cover, 4to

Limited edition 43/500, signed by Rickman, with an original pencil sketch of pheasants by the artist and a letter from Philip Rickman to Richard Robjent discussing the arrival of an American teal in the U.K. and how the American and European teals differ from one another. He emphasises his point with two sketches of the teal’s head plummage (in blue biro) at the end of the letter. (1) £250-350

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344 Salomonsen (Finn, & Gitz-Johansen). Gronlands Fugle. The Birds of Greenland, 3 vols., pub. Munksgaard, Copenhagen, 1950, numerous coloured plates, coloured folding map, original wrappers, spines a little chipped and creased, folio (4)

£100-150

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348 Swanson (Gary R.). World of Wildlife Paintings, Reflections of Three Continents, 1986, certificate of limited edition with remarque of a giraffe’s head, signed and numbered by artist (de-luxe edition of 220/500 with remarque), title page and dedication, fifty-four colour printed plates and numerous b & w vignettes throughout, a.e.g., full crushed morocco gilt, brass plaque of a big horned sheepinset into upper board, presented in original hardwood box, oblong folio A luxurious book limited to 1245 copies of which only 500 were remarqued copies (1) £100-200

349 [Syme, Patrick]. A Treatise on British Song-Birds. Including Observations on their Natural Habits, Manner of Incubation, &c. with Remarks on the Treatment of the Young and Management of the Old Birds in a Domestic State, 1st ed., Edinburgh, John Anderson, 1823, half-title, fifteen hand-col. eng. plts. (complete), title-page with small area of browning (off-setting) at blank gutter, marbled edges and endpapers, hinges splitting, near contemp. green half calf gilt by G. Winstanley, Manchester, with his ink stamp on verso of front free endpaper, extrems. rubbed, spine faded, 8vo (1)

£100-150

350* No lot 351 [Venette, Nicolas]. L’Art de Tailler les Arbres Fruitiers, Avec un Dictionaire des mots dont se servent les Jardiniers, en parlant des Arbres. Et un Traite de l’usage des Fruits des Arbres, pour se conserver en sante, ou pour se guerir, lors que l’on est malade. Avec une liste des Fruits fondans pendant toute l’Annee, 1st ed., Paris, Charles de Sercy, 1683, three folding wood eng. plts., four wood eng. diagrams on letterpress, pubs. woodcut device on titlepage, woodcut head and tail-pieces and initial letters, title with perforated lib. stamp, and ink accession number, scattered light spotting, marbled endpapers, hinges strengthened, a.e.g., 19th c. green calf gilt by Thivet, edges lightly rubbed, neatly rebacked with orig. red leather label relaid, sm. 8vo Rare. Only two locations on COPAC: the British Library and the Wellcome Library. See Henrey, vol. 1, p.229, for the English edition of 1685. (1) £1000-1500

352 Vogt (Carl and Specht, Friedrich). The Natural History of Animals (Class Mammalia - Animals Which Suckle Their Young)..., 2 vols., Subscribers ed., 1889, forty b&w plts. (as list), b&w illusts. throughout, a.e.g., orig. blue gilt dec. cloth, some rubbing, folio (2)

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353 Walton (Izaak and Cotton, Charles). The Complete Angler, or The Contemplative Man’s Recreation ..., 2 vol. large paper copy extended to 5 vols., pub. William Pickering, 1836, extra illustrated with numerous eng. portraits and views, the original plates being proofs in two states on india paper, a total of approx. 600 eng. plts., including a few hand coloured, some spotting, upper outer corners of early leaves to vol. 1 sl. dampstained and old marginal water staining marks to vol. 3 throughout, t.e.g., twentiethcentury dark green crushed morocco gilt by Matthews, inner dentelles gilt, gilt dec. spines with five raised bands, vol. 2 expertly rebacked with orig. spine relaid, corners a little bumped, 4to A handsome set. (5)

ÂŁ2000-2500

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356* Wolf (Joseph, 1820-1899, attrib.). Head of a Great Bustard, n.d., orig. pencil study of a bustard’s head in profile, unsigned but bird and artist identified lower left, 14 x 21cm, further pencil sketches of a black grouse to verso, some adhesion marks and slight soiling to verso, loosely contained in plastic sleeve tipped in to Dance (S. Peter), Classic Natural History Prints, Birds of Prey by Joseph Wolf, pub. Studio Editions, 1991, col. plts. throughout, two modern reproductions of Wolf drawings pasted to title and facing endpaper, orig. cloth in d.j., a little rubbed, folio (1)

£200-300

354 Wilson (Alexander and Bonaparte, Prince Charles Lucien). American Ornithology; Or, the Natural History of the Birds of the United States..., The Illustrative Notes, and Life of Wilson, by Sir William Jardine, 3 vols., 1832, eng. port. frontis. to vol. 1, ninetyseven hand-col. eng. plts. of birds, vol. 1 lacks one leaf of contents, occ. scattered spotting and occ. dust soiling, ink library stamps to verso of titles, blind embossed library stamps to titles and final leaves, 20th c. cloth gilt, library classification numbers at foot of spines, 8vo (3)

£400-600

355 Wolf (Joseph). Pheasant Drawings. Reproductions of the Original Sketches and the Coloured Plates of Elliot’s ‘A Monograph of the Phasianidae, or Family of Pheasants’ (1872), Introduction by David M. Lank, Kingston upon Hull, Allen Publishing Co., 1988, ninety-five b&w facsimile sketches, unbound (with cloth-backed marbled outer wrapper only), large folio Limited edition of 275 copies, signed by the editor. (1)

357 Woodhead (Darren). From Dawn ‘til Dusk, 1st ed., Langford Press, 2005, col. illusts. throughout, orig. pen and ink drawing of a long-tailed duck by Woodhead to front free endpaper verso, signed at foot, orig. cloth in d.j., 4to

£100-150

Darren Woodhead was named Birdwatch Magazine Artist of the Year 2009. (1) £70-100

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BIOGRAPHIES OF SELECTED ARTISTS

David Cemmick 1955-

George Edward Lodge 1860-1953

David Cemmick was born in Darlington, County Durham, in 1955, and turned to wildlife art following a training in animal anatomy at the World of Nature, Yorkshire. He was appointed Senior Lecturer in Environmental Illustration at the University of Sunderland for four years during the 1990s, but he has generally preferred to pursue his passion for wildlife through field expeditions around the world, including Kenya, Gambia, New Zealand, Madagascar, India, Europe and the Far East. In recent years, he has collaborated with the Master Mould-maker Sebastian Wylder (born 1971) to produce powerful, keenly observed animalier sculptures.

George Lodge was an outstanding artist. born in the same year as Archibald Thorburn. He was to live, hale and hearty, to the ripe old age of 93, painting to the last. Lodge’s enthusiasm for painting birds never left him and he lived long enough to see the publication of the twelve volumes of Bannerman’s ‘Birds of the British Isles’. With this work Lodge achieved his life’s ambition to draw all of our native birds. Lodge was also a very skilled taxidermist, who would often comment that it was impossible to draw the outside of a bird satisfactorily without an intimate knowledge of the inside.

John Cyril Harrison 1898-1985

Alistair Makinson 1961–

As a very young boy Harrison showed an outstanding talent for drawing, and his later sketch books reveal a rare understanding of form and draughtsmanship.

Harrison studied at the Slade School of Art, and for many years lived and worked in Norfolk. Like Edward Lodge, Harrison improved his knowledge of the anatomical structure of birds by becoming an excellent taxidermist.

Alistair Makinson was born in Whalley in Lancashire. He only started to paint whilst recovering from a broken elbow, and his first few exhibitions were so well received that he decided to turn professional after only a few years of painting. It was in 1996 that Alistair started to concentrate on sporting paintings, and in 1997 Malcolm Innes of the Tryon Gallery invited him to exhibit some of his Scottish River scenes in a Christmas exhibition in London. The preview was attended by HRH Princess Margaret and the following day a private viewing was arranged for HM the Queen Mother. With royal patronage Alistair’s career has gone from strength to strength. He still lives and works in the Ribble valley.

As a painter, Harrison was described by Aylmer Tryon the founder of the Tryon Gallery as an artist whose depiction of birds in flight surpassed even those of Archibald Thorburn.

Eric Meade-King (1911-1987)

Harrison usually sketched in the field and his work has an immediacy and life which captures the movement and character of his subjects. This extraordinary talent places him firmly in the vanguard of the best of the 20th century bird artists.

A prolific sporting author and artist, Eric Meade-King was educated at Malvern College and Westminster School of Art. His earliest exhibitions at the Greatorex Galleries in London, in 1937 and 1938 were enthusiastically received, as were his illustrations for Sport and Sportsmen of the New Forest by C.R. Acton, published in 1936 and ‘Hunting for All by the same author, published 1937, and his first work both written and illustrated by him, entitled The Silent Horn, Summer Sketches of Horse and Hound (1938). After serving with the household cavalry in the Second World War, Meade-King resumed his career as a sporting writer and artist.

Edward Lear 1812-1888 Edward Lear is ironically best known today for a piece of nonsense verse called ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’. Sadly Lear’s charming if somewhat nonsensical poems and limericks obscure a huge talent as an artist. Lear began painting at the age of sixteen and was only nineteen when he published ‘Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae or Parrots’. Lear’s brilliance came to the attention of the entrepreneurial John Gould and Gould enlisted Lear to help produce ‘The Birds of Europe’. It has long been argued that it was the lifelike and naturalistic Lear drawings which transformed Gould’s works, but Lear, with his faltering health – he was an epileptic - lack of business sense and general naivety never received the credit he deserved in Gould’s publications. However his genius is well recognised today and Edward Lear lithographs always attract a premium amongst collectors of ornithological works.

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David Reid-Henry 1919-1977

Archibald Thorburn 1860-1935

Born near Kandy, Ceylon, into a family of naturalists and artists, David Reid-Henry was largely self-taught as an ornithological and wildlife painter, except for a little help from his father and the eminent George Edward Lodge. Following his wartime military service, he settled in Woodford Green, Essex, producing illustrations for books, journals and postage stamps. Reid-Henry emigrated to Rhodesia, where he married the botanist and ornithologist Louise Westwater in 1976, and an exhibition of his bird sketches was held at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in 1979.

Archibald Thorburn has been described as ‘the greatest ornithological artist ever’, with a wonderful talent for placing his subjects in perfect harmony with their natural surroundings. At the age of twenty Thorburn’s work was accepted by the Royal Academy and in 1887 his reputation was secured by a commission to illustrate Lord Lilford’s ‘Coloured Figures of the Birds of the British Isles’. This involved Thorburn painting 268 watercolours. Born in Scotland, Thorburn’s influence on the genre of natural history and sporting paintings is unsurpassed. Prolific, supremely gifted and unstinting in the help and guidance he offered artists who followed in his footsteps, Thorburn quite rightly deserves his place in the pantheon of truly great artists.

Philip Rickman 1891–1982 Philip Rickman studied under George Lodge and through Lodge got to know Archibald Thorburn. The influence of both of these great artists can be seen in Rickman’s work, but he also developed a style which is as individualistic as it is instantly recognisable. Rickman illustrated many books and for many years was a regular exhibitor at the Tryon gallery in London.

Owen Williams 1956– Owen Williams grew up on a hill farm in West Wales. His passion for fishing and shooting developed and nurtured a desire in him to capture the wildlife he saw when out with rod and gun. Entirely self taught Owen has developed a reputation as one of our leading wildlife and sporting artists. This widely held opinion was confirmed in 2003 when Owen was commissioned by the Royal Household to paint a picture for Prince William’s 21st. birthday. His work hangs in galleries and private collections throughout the world. He has illustrated several books and his work has adorned the covers and the contents of ‘The Shooting Gazette’ and The Shooting Times’.

Richard Robjent 1937– Richard Robjent is a true polymath of the sporting art world. An artist, publisher, naturalist and keen sportsman, Richard’s paintings of birds, wildlife and fishing scenes have placed him as a worthy successor to the sporting artists of an earlier era. His work has been compared to Archibald Thorburn, George Lodge and Philip Rickman. After attending Winchester College of Art, serving in the Army and travelling extensively, Richard’s first publication was a limited edition book written and illustrated by Philip Rickman. ‘A Selection of Bird Paintings and Sketches’ was enthusiastically received by the press and included a forward written by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Richard went on to both illustrate and publish a series of six monographs on game birds and wildfowl, the first of which was ‘The Woodcock’ in 1988, the last being ‘Sporting Wildfowl of the British Isles’ in 1999. This monumental undertaking resulted in Richard producing over 350 watercolours and 2400 sepia sketches. Richard’s paintings, watercolours and books are highly sought after and we are delighted to be able to offer a selection of his work. Richard’s latest project is to produce wildlife paintings in conjunction with his son Crispin. Crispin studied portrait and figure painting at the Charles Cecil Studios in Florence from 1998-2001. The school is famous for continuing the practices of the masters of this genre such as Titian, Van Dyck, Rembrandt and Rubens. There are several examples of Richard and Crispin’s combined work in the auction, and two of Crispin’s portraits are on view in the gallery.

George Wright 1850–1942 George Wright was one of the foremost equestrian artists of his time. Born in Leeds, he was one of five children and both he and his brother Gilbert went on to become famous artists. Not much is known about George’s early life except that many of his early works are done ‘en grisaille’ leading one to believe that they were done as book or magazine illustrations. George Wright is best known for his strong and exceptionally well finished Hunting and Coaching paintings but he also painted horse racing, polo, and many horse portraits. In 1908 George moved from Rugby in Warwickshire to Oxford and from 1925 was under commission to Ackermanns in the U.K. and Grand Central Galleries in New York. He staged many successful exhibitions with both galleries. Many of his oil paintings were made into prints which spread his fame to a wider audience. He eventually retired to Seaford in Sussex where he died in 1942.

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Rosie Black charcoal on paper 62 x 44 cms.

Nicolai Oil on canvas 50 x 40 cms

Crispin Robjent’s collaborative work with his father, Richard, is well represented in this sale. However these two portraits demonstrate Crispin’s original calling, which is to the naturalistic tradition of the old master portraitist. Trained at the Charles Cecil Studios in Florence, Crispin’s career has progressed rapidly, so much so that he is now returns regularly to his alma mater as tutor.

If you are interested in commissioning Crispin or would simply like to explore the possibilities of a commission, Crispin can be contacted at: The Pheasantry Pedlars lane Fulmodeston Fakenham Norfolk NR21 0NQ Tel: 01328 822100

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INDEX TO ARTISTS Aldin, Cecil ..........................................................Lots 1, 2, 3, 4

Medland, Lillian ..............................................................Lot 75

Alken, Henry......................................................................Lot 5

Miller, John ......................................................................Lot 76

Bainbridge, G. C. ...............................................................Lot 6

Nightingale, Basil..........................................................Lot 132

Bainbridge, Peter ..........................................Lots 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Nightingale, Basil............................................................Lot 78

Bennett, David ...................................................Lots 12, 13, 14

Paley, John ......................................................................Lot 79

Blinks, Thomas ................................................................Lot 15

Paton, Frank...................................................................Lot 156

Boyer, Trevor........................................................Lots 16, 17, 18

Phipps, Ian .......................................................................Lot 46

Campbell, John ...............................................................Lot 19

Poulton, Monica ..............................................................Lot 81

Carlton, Pat ..............................................................Lots 20, 21

Quintin, H. .......................................................................Lot 82

Carpmael, Cecilia ............................................................Lot 22

Reaney, John)..................................................................Lot 83

Cemmick, David ........................................................................ ...............................Lots 23, 24, 25, 26, 127, 223, 224, 225, 226

Reid-Henry, David....................................Lots 84, 85, 134, 135 Rickman, Philip........................Lots 86, 136, 137, 138, 157, 343

Dunn, Joseph ..................................................................Lot 29 Eldridge, Mildred Elsie....................................................Lot 30

Robjent, Richard .............................Lots 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 139, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169

Elmer, Stephen................................................................Lot 31

Robjent, Richard & Crispin .................Lots 93, 94, 95, 96, 170

Fearnley, Alan ..................................................................Lot 32

Rolfe, Henry.....................................................................Lot 97

Gillmor, Robert ......................................................Lots 33, 324

Rountree, Harry...............................................................Lot 98

Gould, Elizabeth .............................................................Lot 34

Sextie, William ................................................................Lot 99

Hall, George.....................................................................Lot 35

Stadler, Joseph .............................................................Lot 171

Hardy, James...................................................................Lot 36

Swan, Cuthbert .............................................................Lot 101

Harrison, John ........................................................................... .........................Lots 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 129, 130, 150, 326, 327

Talbot Kelly, Richard......................................................Lot 102 Thorburn, Archibald .............................Lots 103, 104, 172, 173

Herberte, Edward............................................................Lot 42 Tunnicliffe, Charles.........................................................Lot 174 Hold, Abel ........................................................................Lot 43 Turner, William ..............................................................Lot 105 Hunt, Alan........................................................................Lot 44 Walls, William ................................................................Lot 106 Latham, Molly .................................................................Lot 45 Watson, Donald.............................................................Lot 108 Lodge, George ........................................................................... ..........Lots 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 131

Watson, Raymond.........................................................Lot 107

Lyne, Michael ..................................................................Lot 60

Weekes, William ............................................................Lot 109

MaCartney-Snape, Sue...................................................Lot 61

Wells, John Sanderson .................................................Lot 110

Mace, Nicholas ........................................................Lots 62, 63

Westwood, Wayne................................................Lots 111, 112

Major, Tim ......................................................................Lot 154

Williams, Owen ....................................................Lots 113, 114

McPhail, Roger ..............................................................Lot 155

Woodcock, Mike..............Lots 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121

Makinson, Alistair ......................Lots 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70

Wormald, Hugh .............................................................Lot 122

Meade-King, Eric .........................................Lots 71, 72, 73, 74

Wright, George.....................................Lots 123, 124, 125, 126 129


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