Lot 7

BINDINGS - Henry FIELDING (1707-54). The History of Tom Jones, London, 1915, 2 vols., large 8vo, attractively bound in contemporary burgundy morocco gilt by Hatchards. With various other works in 43 vols. bound in calf and morocco. (45)

Estimate: £500 - £800
Hammer price: £1,100
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

BINDINGS - Henry FIELDING (1707-54).  The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1915. 2 volumes, large 8vo (210 x 140mm). Half title, Title printed in red and black. Attractively bound in contemporary burgundy half morocco gilt by Hatchards, spines gilt in compartments, top edges gilt, others uncut (head of upper joints of vol. one rubbed). Provenance: Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon (old armorial bookplate); "To Anthony Eden, from Godfrey Locker-Lampson, With best wishes - New Year 1926" (inscription on front free endpaper). Godfrey Locker-Lampson (1875-1946) was a Conservative Member of Parliament and writer. He was Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs from December 1925 to June 1929 and a member of the British Delegation to the League of Nations at Geneva in 1928, being appointed a Privy Counsellor in the same year. With various other works in 43 volumes bound in calf and morocco including Thomas Babington Macauley's The History of England ... Tenth Edition (London, 1854-61, 5 vols., large 8vo, contemporary half red morocco gilt, old armorial bookplate of Anthony Eden, with his very sparse pencil annotation and highlighting), Evelyn Ashley's The Life of Henry John Temple, Viscount Palmerston (London, 1876, 2 vols., large 8vo, contemporary half calf, spines gilt with green morocco lettering-pieces), Poggio Bracciolini's Les Facéties (Paris, 1878, 2 vols., 12mo, contemporary half calf gilt, NUMBER 451 OF 750 COPIES), Andrew Marvell's The Poems (London,1892, 2 vols., 8vo, contemporary brown morocco gilt by H. Sotheran, old armorial bookplate of Anthony Eden), Anthologia Graeca ad palatini codicis fidem edita (Leipzig, 1893, 3 vols., small square 8vo, attractively bound in contemporary limp vellum gilt with yapp edges), George Meredith's The Tale of Chloe (Portland, Maine, Thomas B. Mosher, 1899, tall 8vo, contemporary green calf by Zaehnsdorf, spine gilt with red and tan morocco lettering pieces, spine faded, rubbed, inscribed, "Goonie [i.e. Lady Gwendeline Spencer-Churchill] from [?]L.L. 1913"), The Oxford Book of French Verse (Oxford, 1907, 8vo, contemporary red morocco gilt, inscribed, "To Lady Gwendeline Bertie [i.e. later Spencer-Churchill] on her marriage, with best wishes from [?]T.H.W, M.J.W. [initials indistinct], Magdalen College, Oxford"), The Pageant of English Poetry (London, 1909, 8vo, contemporary vellum-backed cloth boards, spine with green morocco lettering-piece and floral design stamped in gilt, the front free endpaper inscribed, "Anthony [Eden] with love - June 12th 1974. From Clarissa"), Thomas Carlyle's The French Revolution (London, 1911, 2 vols., large 8vo, contemporary burgundy half calf gilt by Spottiswoode & Co., inscribed, "R. A. Eden [i.e. Anthony Eden], Brinckman Divinity Prize, Eton 1911"), Rudyard Kipling's Songs from Books (London, 1913, 8vo, contemporary red half morocco gilt by Truslove & Hanson, old armorial bookplate of Anthony Eden), William Shakespeare's Works ... Gathered into One Volume ([London], 1947, large 8vo, FINELY BOUND in contemporary dark blue half morocco gilt by Zaehnsdorf, with Anthony Eden's initials "R.A.E." [i.e. Robert Anthony Eden] stamped in gilt on the upper cover); together with an Islamic manuscript with some illumination bound in red morocco. The lot sold as a collection of bindings, not subject to return. (45)

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