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THE PURCHASE OF THE NORTH POLE

THE PURCHASE OF THE NORTH POLE, A SEQUEL TO FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON

Jules Verne Published in London in 1891 this is the British First edition of this Verne science fiction classic, a follow up to From the Earth to the Moon, a plan is hatched by the new owners of the North Pole to set off a huge explosion to throw the Earth of is axis to melt the Polar Ice Cap to mine valuable deposits beneath the ice. bound in original coloured pictorial cloth, page edges gilded all-round, interestingly rear publishers catalogue is dated October 1890 which indicates the book was probably released for the Christmas market in late 1890 and post-dated 1891 CONDITION The covers have general rubbing wear, the word "far" has been written in what might be crayon to the left of the word "Pole" as its been written in a colour not too dissimilar to the colour of the cloth it is not overly prominent, also a white mark to the top right hand corner of upper cover, some noticeable marks to rear cover and the number "17" has been written on lower part of back cover, Internally the frontispiece tissue guard is heavily creased with a tear hole, some wrinkling and light staining to title page, mild browning to the pages. When I acquired this copy quite some time ago it was lacking three of the original thirty illustrations, I have replaced two of those with illustrations I took from a defective ex-library copy of the first edition, as typically with rebound books the pages were trimmed to put in the library binding, so those two plates are slightly shorter in height and width affecting the plain margins, these two plates have small library stamps to the top corners, so the book is now lacking one plate. So what I am offering here is a good acceptable example of one of the harder to find Jules Verne First Editions The last copy of the First Edition I sold was last year for £1500.00, this is still a generally good acceptable example but lacking one illustration CONTAINS TWO SLIGHTLY TRIMMED PLATES TAKEN FROM AN EX-LIBRARY COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION AND LACKS ONE PLATE Size: 12mo – over 6¾" – 7¾" tall
MANUSCRIPT ALBUM Photographs

MANUSCRIPT ALBUM Photographs, Ephemera & Handwritten Records of Trips & Travels to Lisbon, Portugal in January 1936 and Canada, Montreal, Toronto, Niagara Falls & New York U.S.A in October 1937

W. A. Southgate Monklands Avenue this is a fascinating old album kept by a W. A. Southgate Monklands Avenue Essex, in which is recorded in writing, Photographs, and ephemera, a trip to Lisbon in Portugal in January 1936 in which there are photographs accompanied with handwritten entries and associated ephemera, also a trip to Canada and The United States in 1937 sailing from Southampton on the S.S Montrose to Montreal via Quebec, to Toronto, included in the album are various Cunard White Star Liner Menus, Canadian Pacific bits and pieces, telegram, a Radiogram, an immigration pass, visitors tickets, photographs of the cities visited, including photos of visits to Niagara Falls, a Canadian Pacific illustrated brochure, a copy of the Magazine of the Radio City Music Hall, a Treasury department Tax return, Photographs of New York, etc, plus plenty of pieces on the return journey back to England on the S.S. Franconia, and bills for the journey and other bits the hardcover album measures 12 inches by 9.5 inches approx. with over 50 used pages plus many loosely inserted bits of ephemera A NICE RECORD OF UNITED STATES AND CANADIAN TRAVEL FROM ENGLAND IN THE 1930s, this is a larger item, overseas shipping may be more than the basic standard quote Size: 4to – over 9¾" – 12" tall
Original Manuscript Documents and Map Plan

Original Manuscript Documents and Map Plan, an Agreement between the North Staffordshire Railway Company and Berry Hill Coal Mine Colliery Stoke on Trenton the use of railway Sidings Signed by Wedgwood 1865

North Staffordshire Railway Company and The Berry Hill Colliery this is a fascinating original Manuscript document, being a Signed agreement between the North Staffordshire Railway Company and The Berry Hill Colliery about the use of Railway Sidings at Berry Hill Staffordshire dated 28th August 1865 accompanying the document is a folding plan of the Berry Hill Railway Sidings, also showing the Biddulph Valley Railway, Cottages and Engine Buildings, als what appears to be a Canal, also the line to the pits, the map is titled "Mr Bower’s Sidings at Berry Hill, one of the Signees is one of the Wedgwood family, with initials that look like F.R. the document is 13 inches tall approx. and runs to four side plus the folding plan also includes two letters relating to the agreement dated 1886 and 1870 also two further letters after the sidings had changed hand to British Railways and the Mine to the National Coal Board, both these letters date to 1961 CONDITION the document has noticeable creasing and marking with heavy sellotape repairs to edges, the map has been mounted on linen and has noticeable chipping with loss else in good acceptable condition A FASCINATING HISTORICAL DOUCMENT RELATING TO THE MINING INDUSTRY IN THE POTTERIES IN THE NINTEENTH CENTURY AND SIGNED BY A WEDGWOOD FAMILY MEMBER, this is a lighter item, shipping costs will be reduced accordingly at checkout
1835 Geological Map of England and Wales Showing Also the Inland Navigation By Means of Rivers and Canals

1835 Geological Map of England and Wales Showing Also the Inland Navigation By Means of Rivers and Canals, with Their Elevation in Feet Above the Sea. Together with the Rail Roads and Principal Roads. ( This copy with the very rare accompanying book that

J. & C. Walker ( James Alexander Knipe ) This is a nice example of this early Hand Coloured Geological Map of England and Wales originally by Knipe, here credited to the publishers J. & C. Walker only, and dated December 18th 1835, the map come in its original slipcase and measures 51 inches by 32 inches approx., mounted on linen and divided into 32 panels. This example includes the very rare accompanying book to the Map by Frederic Burr "Introduction to the Study of Geology, Designed to Facilitate A General Acquaintance with the Principle Facts and Theoretical Deductions of that Science, intended to Accompany the Geological Map of England and Wales and the Southern Part of Scotland Published by J. & C. Walker" the book was published in 1836 by Whittaker and Co, bound in the original cloth with paper title label to upper cover, internally illustrated with a hand coloured frontispiece, and a folding table, 71 pages plus two pages of manuscript geological notes to rear endpapers, the map itself has notes by the books author Frederic Burr on the lower left hand side, the books cover is faded and marked with some fraying and splits to the cloth along spine edge, internally front endpapers and half title have some noticeable staining, webbing showing to inner joints, else contents in good general condition. The Maps slipcase has uneven fading to cloth with some marking and mild residue of old attached label, the map itself has some light browning else is in very good condition. A nice example of this important and early geological map along with the rarely seen accompanying book
1806 LONDON MANUSCRIPT

1806 LONDON MANUSCRIPT, A Description and Plan of the Boundary Line of the Parish of Clapham in the County of Surrey, as it was ascertained and settled by a Committee appointed for that Purpose, pursuant to a Resolution of Vestry bearing date 27th Octobe

William Franks, Vestry Clerk This is a wonderful and historically important manuscript document in which the boundary of the Clapham parish in south west London was drawn up and recorded here in this document dated 27th October 1806, having been settled by a committee that was appointed for that purpose, the book consists of a very detailed description of the parish border and describing the whole of its length as you would see it if perambulating it by foot, recording buildings, Windmills, Watercourses, Roads, Farms, boundary marker posts, bridges, Clapham Common etc, as it follows along its course bordering Battersea, Lambeth, Streatham parish’s, and Tooting Common, running to eleven pages of very neat and easy to read text, accompanied with a series of nine hand drawn maps highlighted in colour which show the whole of the border in sections, plus two pages of pencilled notes to the rear, also loosely inserted is an accompanying letter from "The Board of Works for the Wandsworth District" dated 23rd November 1899 in which they outlay some proposed alterations in the Parish boundary, this is accompanied with a four page printed document which details the proposed changes, book is 10.75 inches tall approx., leather binding rubbed and worn lacking most of the spine covering, boards still well attached, a few marks within else contents in very good general condition. A very important historical manuscript document in which the Parish boundary of Clapham was settled, in what is now the London borough of Lambeth Size: 4to – over 9¾" – 12" tall
1837 Moule England's Topographer or Moule's English Counties in the 19th Century The English Counties Delineated or a Topographical Description of England illustrated by a Map of London and a Complete Series of County Maps

1837 Moule England’s Topographer or Moule’s English Counties in the 19th Century The English Counties Delineated or a Topographical Description of England illustrated by a Map of London and a Complete Series of County Maps

Thomas Moule this is a scarce complete First Edition example of Moule’s English Counties in Two Volumes, containing a full series of English County Maps and other maps, plans and charts, including a folding map of England and Wales, and a folding map of London, and one of the Metropolitan borough, with thirty five maps in volume one and twenty seven in volume two, all collated and complete, bound in half leather bindings titled in gilt to the spines, 11 inches tall approx., apart from light rubbing wear, the bindings are in very good condition, internally the larger folding map of England and Wales has had two tissue tape repairs to the printed side of the map, one to a diagonal tear at base, and the other to a split on a fold line on left hand edge (pictured) there is a tear to the Folding London Street Map with no loss or repair, also a repair to a page edge tear (pictured) with no loss foxing and browning to a number of the maps with some offsetting, heavier foxing marks to a few of the text pages and maps, but overall in pretty decent condition, with a number of the maps showing no foxing at all, A very acceptable example of the First Edition with all the maps, complete, please note this is a large heavy set, and extra postage costs will be needed above the basic standard quote A VERY ACCEPTABLE EXAMPLE OF THE FIRST EDITION WITH ALL THE MAPS COMPLETE Size: 4to – over 9¾" – 12" tall
MANUSCRIPT CHILDREN'S BOOK The Odd Ways of Queer Town by J. Edgar. Helsby illustrated by A. C Ashworth 1922) with thirty one delightful Original Pen & Ink Drawings

MANUSCRIPT CHILDREN’S BOOK The Odd Ways of Queer Town by J. Edgar. Helsby illustrated by A. C Ashworth 1922) with thirty one delightful Original Pen & Ink Drawings

J. Edgar. Helsby This is an original Typed Manuscript, along with the original drawings for a very rare Children’s book which was published in 1922 with the title "Queer Town: A Story for Children" with four copies located on Copac including the British Library copy. This the original typed manuscript for the book carrying the author’s original title which was "The Odd Ways of Queer Town", the book is bound as a hardback format with what appears to be a printed cover, though it could be original artwork, it’s quite hard to tell in its worn state, the story is a delightfully illustrated tale involving characters from famous Nursery Rhymes included in the story line, 11 inches tall approx., with forty pages of typed script, the final page being signed by the author, and illustrated with thirty three beautifully drawn original pen and ink drawings plus the cover art, the book is in a worn state, rubbed and worn at edges, internally four pages have taped repairs to the text pages, one text page has a small piece missing from lower edge affecting a couple of words of text, else a good portion of the book is pictured in the listing so condition can be seen. The authors original manuscript copy of this charmingly illustrated children’s book Size: 4to – over 9¾" – 12" tall
THE LIFE OF HARRIOT STUART Written by Herself A Novel in Two Volumes by Charlotte Lennox First Edition 1751 reputedly to be the First Novel set in Colonial NEW YORK pre American War of Independence

THE LIFE OF HARRIOT STUART Written by Herself A Novel in Two Volumes by Charlotte Lennox First Edition 1751 reputedly to be the First Novel set in Colonial NEW YORK pre American War of Independence

Charlotte Lennox Published in London in 1751 in two volumes, this is the Rare First Edition of this the first novel by Charlotte Lennox, being the adventures of Harriot Stuart, who as young woman in the 1740s, travels to colonial New York and England. there have been claims made that Lennox was the first American novelist, as both The Life of Harriot Stuart and her last published work Euphemia (1790) are partially set in colonial New York. In an America before the War of Independence, The novel The Life of Harriot Stuart is one of the earliest literary references to colonial New York City, Albany, and Schenectady, including descriptions of colonial life and manners, relations between colonists and Native Americans, and impressions of New York City, though she was actually born in Gibraltar, Her Scottish father was James Ramsay of Dalhousie, a captain in the Royal Navy who travelled extensively the books are bound in old quarter leather bindings, just under 7 inches tall, 234 pages and 243 pages. The bindings have general rubbing wear with loss to paper covering on boards, some wear to the leather at spine ends, the top of volume one has suffered from a weight that has been applied to the cover at some point bowing it out of shape, though bindings are solid and holding well, internally the books were originally the property of a Elizabeth Bagg, nee Kent, with her inscriptions to the front endpapers, paper cockled to both volumes, noticeable heavy staining to a few pages in volume one, (pictured) along with a few other noticeable browned spots, nothing too heavy, text perfectly legible, some soiling and handling marks, a couple of minor edge tears with no loss, a tear to one page (pictured) with some mild loss just touching the text, a small hole to one page affecting a few letters of text (pictured) minor loss to edge of last page of text and rear publishers catalogue (pictured) this is just to the page margins not affecting text BOOKS HAVE SOME OBVIOUS SIGNS OF WEAR AND AGE, BUT REMAIN VERY ACCEPTABLE EXAMPLES OF THE VERY SCARCE FIRST EDITION Size: 12mo – over 6¾" – 7¾" tall
Cesar Cascabel British First Edition Eighty full page Illustrations

Cesar Cascabel British First Edition Eighty full page Illustrations

JULES VERNE this is the British First edition of this Jules Verne adventure, a tale of a French families epic journey home from California to France across the Bering Straits through Siberia, Russia and Europe meeting with many great dangers on the perilous trip, the book features a pictorial cover titled in gilt to upper cover and spine, page edges gilded all-round internally well illustrated with eighty full page illustrations book has been collated, all eighty illustrations are present, 313 pages plus publishers catalogue dated October 1890. The cover has some general rubbing wear, more noticeably to the spine which has some vertical rubbed creases, some corner bumps, darkening of cloth with some marking, book has a slight lean, internally webbing exposed but binding reasonably firm, some occasional mild foxing spots, some noticeable creased corners, one page (pictured) has some creasing damage with minor loss to top inner corner the illustration at page 269 has been torn in half diagonally, thankfully no previous owner has attempted a repair with sellotape, so this remains largely a clean tear, and the page will go back together reasonably neatly with just some loss to lower page margin affecting a few letters of text (see pictures) the rear publishers catalogue has been printed on cheap paper stock, this has browned and has become brittle with some edge tears and mild loss Size: 12mo – over 6¾" – 7¾" tall
A SHROPSHIRE LAD with Forty Fine Etchings by PIERS BROWNE Limited Edition Large Elephant Folio Handmade Private Press Book Printed & Published by The Shorthorn Press Wensleydale Limited Edition No 4 of 25 Copies only

A SHROPSHIRE LAD with Forty Fine Etchings by PIERS BROWNE Limited Edition Large Elephant Folio Handmade Private Press Book Printed & Published by The Shorthorn Press Wensleydale Limited Edition No 4 of 25 Copies only

A. E. Housman Published at the Shorthorn Press in Wensleydale in 1986 this is one of the Twenty Five handmade copies of the Piers Browne illustrated edition of A. E. Housman’s "A Shropshire Lad". Published in a limited edition of only twenty five, this is copy number four signed by Piers Browne. A large elephant folio size measuring 16.5 inches by 13.75 inches approx., bound in full green leather titled in gilt to upper cover and spine, and housed in a handmade slipcase with a hand painted illustration , internally fitted with marbled endpapers, and printed on fine quality handmade paper with deckled edges, Finely illustrated with forty of Piers Browne’s etchings, plus the etched title page which is made up of fourteen etched vignette illustrations the etchings range from full page to smaller etchings, plus one large double page scene of The Clun Valley in Shropshire, some in monochrome, but many in vibrant colours the etchings from "A Shropshire Lad" will be well-known to collectors of Piers Browne’s work, as a number of the ones used in this book were also sold as limited editions, this book contains many more etchings that were not made available separately the book has to rank as one of the most beautiful books created in this country it’s a joy to browse through, either to just admire the stunningly beautiful illustrations, or just to read the classic poetry of Housman When the book was originally published, the twenty five copies sold very quickly, one copy was donated to The National Trust in Shropshire, and it was raffled off, raising £5000.00, the money was used in conservation work on Wenlock Edge because of its very limited numbers, it is very rare to ever find a copy for sale so this is a scarce opportunity to purchase one of these highly sought after copies Piers Browne has produced a few books since this one, some of which are still available directly from the artist, the leather bound issue of his "Sonnets For a Siren" retailing on his website at £4750.00 the slipcase has some light spotting to rear else is in good condition, a few minor spots to the leather, with some very minor knocks else in good condition, internally some creasing to a few of the protective tissue guards, with some foxing spots to the tissue guard protecting the title page, a small area of surface abrasion to a blank area of one page, possibly an original paper fault (pictured) a few minor foxing spots else contents generally nice and clean, the book does have a slight musky odour, but that maybe because it has been left in its slipcase for long periods, this should disappear , there are some effective and quite simple methods of dealing with odours in books that can be found online, this is a very large heavy book, overseas shipping will be quite a bit more than the basic standard quote A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO OBTAIN ONE OF THE LIMITED EDITION COPIES OF THE PIERS BROWNE ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF "A SHROPSHIRE LAD" ILLUSTRATED WITH FORTY FINE ETCHINGS Size: Elephant Folio – over 15" – 23" tall
Manuscript Handwritten Book A PRACTICAL COURSE ON ARTILLERY by G. T. Field

Manuscript Handwritten Book A PRACTICAL COURSE ON ARTILLERY by G. T. Field, British Army, Royal Arsenal Woolwich December 1842 Rockets Rocketry Cannons Weapons Gunpowder Construction of Guns, Casting of Bullets, Saltpetre, Bombs, Shot and Shells, Military Bridges, Ordnance, Gun Carriages etc

G. T. Field Handwritten by a G. T. Field in December 1842 at The Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, this is an original Manuscript book titled "A Practical Course of Artillery" running to two hundred and seventy used pages with many finely drawn illustrations the books contents include sections on Military Bridges, Military Law, Gunpowder, Artillery and Gunnery, The Casting of Ordnance, The Examination of Shot and Shells, The Carriage Department, The Construction of Iron Guns, covering Rockets, Cannons, Gunpowder, Gun Carriages, the Casting of Bullets and shot, bullet moulds, Saltpetre, Bombs, Laboratory work, the factory tools used in the manufacture of weapons and ammunition etc, bound in an old contemporary half leather binding titled in gilt to the spine and upper cover, measuring 8 inches by 7 inches approx., with a beautifully illustrated title page at the time this book was written, the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich located in South East London was the main Military centre in England which carried out armaments manufacture, ammunition proofing, and explosives research for the British armed forces. it was in 1842 when this book was written that Sir John Anderson worked in the Arsenal first as an apprentice then as an Engineer. He invented a machine to manufacture bullets at a rate of 40000 per hour. This replaced a system that produced at 500 per hour. He also invented a machine for granulating gun powder, another for breaking down mill cake. He also invented a way of manufacturing bayonets costing a third of original price plus methods of making 500 muskets a day it is probable that G. T Field was an Officer at the Royal Military Academy at this time which was located at the Royal Arsenal, built on-site for the education of its Artillery and Engineer officers, and that this book was written during his training. CONDITION the covers are rubbed and worn with some short splits to the leather else binding is in good solid condition, internally some noticeable heavy browning to opening page edges, a few stains within else contents in nice general condition A FINE HANDWRITTEN OFFICER’S ACOUNT DETAILING THE LATEST UP TO DATE METHODS OF MANUFACTURE OF CANNONS, SHELLS, ROCKETS, AMMUNITION FOR THE BRITISH ARMY IN 1842 Size: 8vo – over 7¾" – 9¾" tall
ANCIENT CHESTER A SERIES OF ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE STREETS OF THIS OLD CITY TAKEN SIXTY YEARS SINCE INCLUDING VIEWS OF EDGAR’S CAVE

ANCIENT CHESTER A SERIES OF ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE STREETS OF THIS OLD CITY TAKEN SIXTY YEARS SINCE INCLUDING VIEWS OF EDGAR’S CAVE, ST. JOHN’S CHURCH & EATON HALL Drawn and Etched by George & William Bateman & John Musgrove With Preface and Descriptions by Thomas Hughes F.S.A. HON. Sec. Chester Archaeological Society Limited to 300 Copies of Which 100 are on India Paper INDIA PAPER COPY 1880

Thomas Hughes Published in Chester by Minshull and Hughes in 1880 this is one of the limited edition 100 India Paper Proof copies of this scarce large folio book of twenty nine views of the city of Chester, bound in a quarter leather binding with leather title label to upper cover, a large Elephant folio format measuring 18 inches by 13 inches approx., with twenty nine plates along with accompanying text. The binding is rubbed with wear to corners, some spotting to cloth, minor splits to leather else binding is in good solid condition, internally the first text page has a sellotape strengthening repair along inner edges, there are about half a dozen smaller similar repairs to reverse of text page edges (see pictures) but no repairs to the actual plates the book has been collected by a former owner who has ticked off in pencil the plates on the list of plates page and has written the word "complete", I have double checked this and there are 29 plates, but one of Lower Bridge Street has been duplicated meaning another view of the same street has not been bound in, this is an error by the publisher at the time the book was put together some foxing and light browning to page edges else in acceptable condition. this is a large heavy folio volume, overseas shipping will be higher than the basic standard quote Size: Elephant Folio – over 15" – 23" tall
UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT CHILDREN'S NURSERY RHYMES BOOK "NURSERY VERSERY" with Thirty Four Original Artwork Drawing by Irish Artist Naomi Heather Fairies Witches Fairy Tales

UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT CHILDREN’S NURSERY RHYMES BOOK "NURSERY VERSERY" with Thirty Four Original Artwork Drawing by Irish Artist Naomi Heather Fairies Witches Fairy Tales

Mrs G. Hope Graves This is a very nice item, an original and seemingly unpublished book of Children’s Nursery Rhymes, with the title "Nursery Versery", written by Mrs G. Hope Graves of Brighton, Sussex, and charmingly illustrated by the Irish artist Naomi Heather. Naomi Heather is a noted book artist, she illustrated the book "The Wind Fairies"by Elizabeth Brennan, and at least two works of poetry for lane temple (Mary Isabel Leslie) This book "Nursery Versery" comprises of thirty four typed poems on fifty six numbered pages, plus two typed contents pages, leaf two is not present, but contents show this was a blank leaf anyway each of the thirty four verses is accompanied with an original pen and ink illustration by Naomi Heather, also there is a further loose illustration which appears to be either the design for the cover or title page the contents are not bound up, but are loosely collected between two hard covers, the book measures 10.5 inches by 8.5 inches approx. the book is not dated, but the verse about the dachshunds is about them being afraid of the blitz and bombs, so this would likely confirm that it was written during wartime all the illustrations are pictured so condition and quality can be seen A DELIGHTFUL ORIGINAL TYPESCRIPT WITH ACCOMPANYING ILLUSTRATIONS FOR AN UNPUBLISHED CHILDREN’S BOOK
Dudley Inventor and Aircraft Engineer Walter ( Wally ) Davies His Hydroglider Airboat Fanboat Hovercraft Scrapbook

Dudley Inventor and Aircraft Engineer Walter ( Wally ) Davies His Hydroglider Airboat Fanboat Hovercraft Scrapbook, Dudley West Midlands Black Country Staffordshire Boat Engineering, Manuscript Book 1921-1970

Walter ( Wally ) Davies This is a fascinating scrapbook made up by Dudley Inventor and Aircraft Engineer Walter ( Wally ) Davies (1891-1972) the scrapbook was kept and added to between the years 1921-1970 recording his interest in air powered boats for which he used his knowledge of Aircraft design to design and build a series of "Hydrogliders" ( Airboats ) using aircraft propeller engines mounted on increasingly sophisticated and streamlined craft, designed for speed with very little draught they literally glided on the water surface at speeds up to 60mph, it is a known fact that Donald Campbell based the design of the "Bluebird" on one of Wally’s Hydroglider designs. Walter Davies was born in April 1891 in Springmere Dudley, he developed a keen interest in boats and planes from an early age, and began designing and building his own aeroplanes, taking his first flight in his own hand built plane in May 1911 in Cavalry field near the Priory in Dudley to a very large assembled crowd of local people, the flight was a success. He then went on to build his own glider with a 35 foot wingspan. At the outbreak of World War One he joined the flying school at Billesley in Birmingham, and then went on to Bournemouth designing aircraft for the War. Once the war was over he set about designing and building his own Hydrogliders ( Airboats ) taking advantage of the surplus supply of aero engines to utilise them in his ever improving designs for his Air Driven Craft. He tested his Hydrogliders out on the River Severn where he was able to travel at remarkable speeds gliding over the water , often taking long trips up and down the river, much of this was recorded in local newspapers of the day, Wally also wrote his own articles in "The Motor Boat" magazine and other publications. He was also filmed on a number of occasions for Pathe News, some of that footage can now be seen on YouTube. With the help of a wealthy Dudley businessman he obtained the finances to set up his own company producing and manufacturing Hydrogliders for sale to the general public, having a number of different designs available, using his own workshop at his home in Aston Road Dudley, in 1934 he had his own stand at the Olympia Motor Car & Boat Show promoting his Hydroglider ( Airboat ) Company, also having own Hangers to house his craft near the river Severn at Bewdley. Wally also designed much larger passenger carrying Hydrogliders at over 40 feet in length which could carry up to ten people seated in comfort. later in life he had diversified to designing motor boats for a company based in Kingswinford. after his retirement he was a passenger onboard the world’s first Hovercoach service operated by British United Airways in 1962 the certificate to prove this is in the scrapbook, also a trip in an early Passenger carrying Hydrofoil craft in 1964, he spent his retirement making models of Hovercraft and ships until his death in 1972 THE SCRAPBOOK his scrapbook charts his work with Hydrogliders right from the beginning in 1921 through till his death with the last article from December 1970, and is packed with newspaper clippings, articles for various magazines, many authored by Wally himself, and dozens of fabulous photographs showing the various long distance river trips, including some great photos at the Ironbridge in Shropshire while taking a passenger Hydroglider on a trip from Bewdley to Shrewsbury, and other photos of the many beautiful streamlined craft designs, also his workshop, his stand at the Motor and Boat Show at Olympia in London, the Davies Hydroglider hangers at Bewdley, etc, accompanied with handwritten notes, the album measures 14 inches by 11 inches approx. and runs to seventy four used pages, and contains over one hundred and twenty photographs, many of them professionally taken shots the album has the used look of a book that was in constant use for nearly fifty years, but is in good solid condition, with some browning and staining Dudley is historically part of Worcestershi
MANUSCRIPT BOOK A Selection of Sailing Journeys by Brig

MANUSCRIPT BOOK A Selection of Sailing Journeys by Brig, Sloop and Yawl on the English South Coast Between the Years 1897-1928 Harwich Portsmouth Poole Portland Bill Bridport Torbay Whale island Etc

F. Simmonds This is a fascinating handwritten account of one man’s sailing journey’s and maritime adventures on-board different vessels between the years 1897-1928 the account starts on Saturday June 19th 1897 with the opening lines, "I left Dorchester by the South Western Railway at 12 o’clock for Stokes Bay via Eastleigh and Fareham, My object being to live on-board Her Majesty’s Ship "Seaflower" on which my brother Charles is a Midshipman, for a week, this week to include the great Naval review of 1897 which promises to be on a grand scale the account goes on to describe the weeks adventures in detail the book includes records of further times the author spent on the sea in other vessels, usually hired, at the beginning of each account the ships are described with their specifications, names and type of vessel, etc, well-illustrated with many original photographs, documents and plans, including hiring documents, a 1928 programme for the Royal Harwich Yacht Club for their racing weekend in June. And another document from 1900 for the Corinthian Sailing Club at Bridport giving the estimate for the building of a sailing boat along with the plans places featuring in the accounts are Portsmouth, Poole, Bridport, Torbay, Budleigh Salterton, Portland Bill, Hurst Lighthouse, Whale island, Southampton, the book is d in flexible black leather covered boards, the spine has gone and tape has been used to keep the covers together, measuring 8 inches by 6.25 inches approx., with one hundred and thirty three used pages, a couple of the numbered pages have not been used, the book is divided into two sections, both starting at each end of the book, one running to 71 pages, the other to 62 pages, illustrated with over fifty original photographs, many recording details probably long gone, including Bridport Harbour, The coastal headquarters of the Corinthian sailing club at Bridport, the Harbour Piers, the harbour entrance, Hurst Castle and Lighthouse, Whale island, West Cowes, The River Hamble, Fisherman with a large catch of Pollock, Pin Mill, Hamford Water and much more, a couple of the sections of the book are staring to separate, the folding plans of one of the boats done on a hard tissue type paper has become brittle and separated along the fold lines of all the sections, else in good general condition A FASCINATING HANDWRITTEN ACCOUNT ON ONE MAN’S LEISURE TIME SPENT ON THE SEA IN VARIOUS VESSELS OVER A THIRTY YEAR PERIOD STARTING WITH A WEEK ONBOARD HER MAJESTY’S SHIP "SEAFLOWER" FOR THE GREAT NAVAL REVIEW OF JUNE 1897 COINCIDING WITH THE QUEEN VICTORIA’S DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATING HER 60 YEAR REIGN Size: 8vo – over 7¾" – 9¾" tall
1920-30 Manuscript Handwritten GAME SHOOTING BOOK Guns Shoots Scotland Scottish & English Hunting Estates and in INDIA

1920-30 Manuscript Handwritten GAME SHOOTING BOOK Guns Shoots Scotland Scottish & English Hunting Estates and in INDIA

Anon This is a fascinating Handwritten "Game Book" recording shoots on Estates in Scotland and England that was in use between the years 1928-1939 the shoots took place at Glenrath in Scotland, just south of the Pentland Hills and Edinburgh, also at Hall Manor, Strichin in Aberdeenshire, Bradfield Hall, Eppingham, Beckham, Reepham in Norfolk, Dalnabreck in Perthshire which was rented for the occasion, as was Craighall Rattray Blairgowrie Kilmartin, Durnie Ross Shire, Telegraph Hill, Worstead, Basing Park, Kent farm, Holly Combe, Rogate Lodge, Sheringham and other Syndicate and Invitation shoots around the country, the shoot days are recorded with what was shot on the day, such as Partridge, Pheasant, Gouse, Hares, Rabbits, Woodcock, Pigeons, Duck etc the amount of Guns, place and people names dates and descriptions of the day shooting, the weather conditions, from snow to frost, high winds, rain, fog and mist, and other anecdotes, bound in full leather with gilt page edges, there are a few pages that record sixteen shoots in India with names of the participants, recording shooting Pheasant, Snipe and Jungle Fowl, but no big game the book measures 10.5 inches by 8 inches approx., bound in a full leather binding with gilt page edges, contains fifty seven used pages along with a number of loosely inserted shoot records the book is signed at the front J.W.T from C.M.T August 1928, with plenty of names of fellow shooters, including Colonels, and Major’s from the armed forces, also includes a record of fishing with names and dates etc. A FASCINTATING RECORD OF HUNDREDS OF SHOOTS THAT THE AUTHOR TOOK PART IN DURING THE 1920s-1930s ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND INDIA Size: 4to – over 9¾" – 12" tall
MANUSCRIPT Archive of Original Drawings & Artwork Handwritten Notes by Helen Haywood For Her Book " THE DAYS OF THE DINOSAURS " Palaeontology Prehistoric Creatures

MANUSCRIPT Archive of Original Drawings & Artwork Handwritten Notes by Helen Haywood For Her Book " THE DAYS OF THE DINOSAURS " Palaeontology Prehistoric Creatures

Helen Haywood This is a very nice archive of Helen Haywood’s original Manuscript notes and artwork for her book "The Days of the Dinosaurs" published in 1964, the archive consists of much of the books original artwork, with over sixty sheets of drawings, many with multiple images on them, the size varies from around 20 on larger pieces of paper measuring 20 inches by 15 inches approx., the rest on smaller pieces about a quarter of that size, a few of the pieces of artwork are on boards, three have been done in pen and ink, also includes painted artwork for the books cover, there are also 19 photographic reproductions of the artwork on gevaert paper. Also there are over one hundred and fifty pieces of paper with both her handwritten and type written notes for the book the artwork is of a very good standard. Much of the notes and drawings were completed on thin paper, some of which has noticeable creases, the large pieces have been stored folded over the years, but as they are on thin paper it should be possible for them to be flattened out again with care, a good part of the archive is photographed in the uploaded pictures, though some of the drawings are not pictured, along with much of the handwritten an typed manuscript papers in good general condition, Helen Haywood (1908-1995) was an English writer and illustrator of children’s books. She was born in England in 1908 but was taken as a child to Chile, where her father, an engineer, worked on the trans-Andean railway. She remained in Chile until she was approximately 15 years old. Her experiences were recounted in an unpublished novel, "Childhood in Chile." Many of her books were published by Thomas Nelson Ltd through the 1950s and 1960s. Haywood was also a keen student of science and an amateur naturalist and anthropologist. Many of the books she illustrated for the publisher Hutchinson & Co., London and Odhams, were keenly observed and scrupulously accurate depictions of plants, birds and animals. When she was commissioned to do illustrations for this book on dinosaurs, her research into the skin colours she subsequently chose for her dinosaur illustrations was cited by the Royal Academy of Sciences
Helen Haywood Original MANUSCRIPT Type Script and Handwritten Notes and Drawings For Her Book " EXPLORING FOSSILS " and a copy of the Printed Book Geology Palaeontology Dinosaurs Trilobites Ammonites etc 1965

Helen Haywood Original MANUSCRIPT Type Script and Handwritten Notes and Drawings For Her Book " EXPLORING FOSSILS " and a copy of the Printed Book Geology Palaeontology Dinosaurs Trilobites Ammonites etc 1965

Helen Haywood This is a very nice archive of Helen Haywood’s original Manuscript notes and artwork for her book "Exploring Fossils" published in 1965, along with a copy of the published book, the book is aimed at a younger audience and covers the history of palaeontology, the first discoverers of fossils including Mary Anning, Gideon Mantell, Cope & Marsh etc, tracing the evolution of life from the Cambrian, including trilobites, ichthyosaurs, reptiles, fish, dinosaurs etc, with mention of Charles Darwin, William Smith and the first geological map, the archive consists of much of the original artwork used in the book, along with the original painted artwork for the dustjacket design, plus one hundred pages of handwritten notes for the book, and over one hundred and forty pages of typewritten notes, much of the notes and drawings were completed on thin paper, some of which has noticeable creases else in good condition, the accompanying example of the final printed book has mild edge wear to the jacket, old child’s ownership inscription to front endpaper, some browning else in good general condition Helen Haywood (1908-1995) was an English writer and illustrator of children’s books. She was born in England in 1908 but was taken as a child to Chile, where her father, an engineer, worked on the trans-Andean railway. She remained in Chile until she was approximately 15 years old. Her experiences were recounted in an unpublished novel, "Childhood in Chile." Many of her books were published by Thomas Nelson Ltd through the 1950s and 1960s. She created a series of books based around the character Peter Tiggywig and friends. Other work includes Master Mouse the Madcap (1958), and Animal Playtime and Animal Worktime which appeared in the Look with Mother series, and a paperback series for children published by Nelson including ‘Aesop’s Fables'(1965) ‘Brer Rabbit’ and the ‘Water Babies’ Haywood was also a keen student of science and an amateur naturalist and anthropologist. Many of the books she illustrated for the publisher Hutchinson & Co., London and Odhams, were keenly observed and scrupulously accurate depictions of plants, birds and animals. When commissioned to do illustrations for a children’s book on dinosaurs, her research into the skin colours she subsequently chose for her dinosaur illustrations was cited by the Royal Academy of Sciences A UNIQUE MANUSCRIPT ARCHIVE OF NOTES AND DRAWINGS FOR HELEN HAYWOOD’S BOOK ON FOSSILS AND PREHISTORIC LIFE
Helen Hayward Original MANUSCRIPT Typescript

Helen Hayward Original MANUSCRIPT Typescript, Proofs, Original Drawings, Paintings, For Her Delightful Children’s Fairytale Woodland Animals Deer Otter Rabbits Fish Frogs Book "THE DISCONTENTED POOL" and a copy of the final printed book 1955

Helen Hayward This is a very nice archive of Helen Haywood’s original Typescript and artwork for her Charming Children’s book "The Discontented Pool" published in 1955, The story is about a woodland pool that is visited by an Eel from the Sargasso Sea, the pool and its residents are made restless with stories from the Eel of a wider world beyond their little pool, Magically the pool turns into a cloud and has many watery adventures before finding its way back to its old home and the best adventure of all the story involves a host of creatures, including many non-aquatic species Fish, Frogs, Deer, Foxes, Otters, Rabbits, Moorhens, Mice etc, all beautifully drawn in the artwork the archive consists of a First Edition copy of the final published book, also the authors loosely bound corrected proof copy with annotated notations proof copy of the dustjacket art along with various original trial jacket paintings The author’s original typescript of the story a suite of twenty eight sheets of original artwork pencil drawings for the book a pair of proof illustrations that were turned into scraper board art for the final publication part of the envelope addressed to the author which originally contained dummies and proofs for the book. The final published copy of the book retains its dustjacket which has some rubbing wear else complete, old ownership names and dated to front endpapers, foxing to endpapers else book in good condition the original drawings have been done on thin paper which has resulted in noticeable heavy creasing to a number of the sheets, general marking, some tape marks etc most of the archive is photographed so condition and quality can be seen Helen Haywood (1908-1995) was an English writer and illustrator of children’s books. She was born in England in 1908 but was taken as a child to Chile, where her father, an engineer, worked on the trans-Andean railway. She remained in Chile until she was approximately 15 years old. Her experiences were recounted in an unpublished novel, "Childhood in Chile." Many of her books were published by Thomas Nelson Ltd through the 1950s and 1960s. She created a series of books based around the character Peter Tiggywig and friends. Other work includes Master Mouse the Madcap (1958), and Animal Playtime and Animal Worktime which appeared in the Look with Mother series, and a paperback series for children published by Nelson including ‘Aesop’s Fables'(1965) ‘Brer Rabbit’ and the ‘Water Babies’ Haywood was also a keen student of science and an amateur naturalist and anthropologist. Many of the books she illustrated for the publisher Hutchinson & Co., London and Odhams, were keenly observed and scrupulously accurate depictions of plants, birds and animals. When commissioned to do illustrations for a children’s book on dinosaurs, her research into the skin colours she subsequently chose for her dinosaur illustrations was cited by the Royal Academy of Sciences A UNIQUE AND DELIGHTFUL MANUSCRIPT ARCHIVE OF DRAWINGS, PAINTINGS, PROOFS, THE ORIGINAL TYPESCRIPT AND AUTHOR’S PROOF COPY FOR HELEN HAYWOOD’S BOOK "THE DISCONTENTED POOL"
Fine German Commonplace Book with Manuscript Handwritten Writings and Fine Original Artwork Drawings by Walter Voltmer at Altona & Hamburg 1883

Fine German Commonplace Book with Manuscript Handwritten Writings and Fine Original Artwork Drawings by Walter Voltmer at Altona & Hamburg 1883

Walter Voltmer &c This is a fine old Geman Commonplace book that was originally started in 1883 and was added to through the Second World War , the main entries finishing around 1948 with eighty used pages, and a number of loosely inserted letters typed and handwritten, and ephemera,includes an original photograph with a hand painted floral border, and sixteen original pieces of art and signed etchings/lithographs the original artwork is of a very high standard, with at least ten of the pieces being by the noted German artist Walter Voltmer Walter E. Voltmer (born February 3, 1884 in Altona near Hamburg , November 13, 1972 in Munich ) was a German landscape painter , book illustrator and graphic artist . Voltmer was born the son of the manufacturer Julius Voltmer and the Alice Voltmer (born Hardman) 1884 in Altona. He was married in the first, later divorced marriage from 1909 with the painter Margarete Gestefeld, with whom he had three children. Also from the second marriage, entered in 1928 with Gertrud von Wolf, three children were born. The student Arthur Siebel ists , who studied both at the Paris Académie Julian and at the Hamburg School of Applied Arts, was in 1905 a private studio. From 1903 to 1905 he was a member of the Hamburg Artists’ Club . In both world wars, the drawing teacher of a secondary school (1928-1947) was used as a soldier. The main focus of his works were North German landscapes and Elbe views Voltmer was born in Altona near Hamburg and the many of the entries in the book were made in both Altona and Hamburg, at least ten of the pieces of artwork are by Voltmer, with possibly other pieces as well where the signature is less distinct, these are finely executed pieces poetry entries were the main inclusions in 1880s, with poetry and other writings in the 1940s , at least one of the pieces of artwork reflects the horrors of the war, the entries would suggest that the book was originally owned by a member of the Voltmer family with Walter contributing many entries book is bound in a gold velvet, mohair like cloth, with a fine decorative pierced metal work piece mounted into the cover which looks like its silver, gild page edges and metal closure clasp, measuring 8 inches by 6 inches approx., in very good general condition A FINE OLD GERMAN COMMONPLACE BOOK POSSIBLY ORIGINALLY BELONGING TO A MEMBER OF THE VOLTMER FAMILY WITH MANY PIECES OF ORIGINAL ARTWORK BY NOTED GERMAN ARTIST WALTER VOLTMER Size: 8vo – over 7¾" – 9¾" tall