Lot 596

MISCELLANY, 20th CENTURY - Muriel SPARK (1918-2006). The Ballad of Peckham Rye, London, 1960, original cloth, dust-jacket. FIRST EDITION. With 8 other works in 9 vols. (10)

Estimate: £200 - £300
Hammer price: £350
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

MISCELLANY, 20th CENTURY - Muriel SPARK (1918-2006).  The Ballad of Peckham Rye. London: Macmillan, 1960. 8vo (190 x 130mm). Original eggshell blue cloth, spine lettered in red, dust-jacket with price of “15s net” unclipped (edges of jacket a little creased and frayed, some light staining to lower wrapper). Provenance: “Engle – March 60” (pencil inscription on front free endpaper). FIRST EDITION. With 8 other 20th-century works in 9 volumes, namely Luc de Clapiers, Marquise de Vauvenargues' Maximes (London, Arthur L. Humphreys, 1903, 2 vols., morocco, joints rubbed), George Eliot’s Scenes of Clerical Life (London, 1906, illustrations by Hugh Thomson, original pictorial cloth gilt), William Caine’s The Glutton’s Mirror (London, 1925, original buckram, FIRST EDITION, inscribed [?by a relation of the author] “To Hugh Bradby because he was such a help in [?]bringing out this book, Gordon Caine, Nov. 13, ‘25”), Erich Lachmann’s Erich Lachmann Collection of Historical Stringed Musical Instruments (Los Angeles, 1950, mounted photographed plates, original pictorial boards), J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit (London, 1956, eighth impression, original cloth, without the dust-jacket), the same author’s The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and other verses from The Red Book (London, 1962, illustrations by Pauline Baynes, original pictorial boards, dust-jacket, FIRST EDITION), The Wood Engravings of Robert Gibbings (Chicago, Quadrangle Books, 1959, original buckram) and Hockney’s Alphabet. Drawings by David Hockney & Written Contributions [by 27 notable modern writers] edited by Stephen Spender ([London, 1991], original buckram, dust-jacket designed by Hockney). Provenance: From the Library of the late Sir George Engle. Please note that only a part of this lot is illustrated. The lot sold not subject to return. (10)

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