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Auction Preview: Fine Antiquarian Books including Beltrame part III at Chiswick Auctions, London, July 12

"The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam" - [Fitzgerald (Edward, trans.); The Astronomer-Poet of Persia. Translated into English Verse, First Edition, one of only 250 copies printed, original printed wrappers, slight browning to fore-edges of front and rear wrappers. Estimated Price: £15,000 - £20,000 (US$ 19,900 - 26,550)
(Courtesy - Chiswick Auctions)

What: Fine Antiquarian Books including Beltrame part III

Where: Chiswick Auctions, London, UK

When: July 12, 2:30 PM BST

Top Lots of the Sale:

- "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam" - [Fitzgerald (Edward, trans.); The Astronomer-Poet of Persia. Translated into English Verse, First Edition, one of only 250 copies printed, original printed wrappers, slight browning to fore-edges of front and rear wrappers. Estimated Price: £15,000 - £20,000 (US$ 19,900 - 26,550)

- "Liber Cronicarum" - Schedel (Hartmann); second edition, Gothic type, text in double column, 51 lines plus headline, lacking title and other leaves, nearly 2000 woodcuts of various sizes, many repeated, depicting a Ptolemaic world map, popes, saints, and other religious figures, kings and emperors. Estimated Price: £7,000 - £9,000 (US$ 9,300 - 11,950)

- "Miscellaneous Poems" - Marvell (Andrew); First Edition, engraved portrait with restoration to fore-edge and bottom margin,  later polished  calf by Bedford, gilt, green leather lettering labels. Estimated Price: £6,000 - £8,000 (US$ 7,970 - 10,620)

- "The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, and Observations of David Copperfield the Younger" - Dickens (Charles); First Edition in the original 20 parts in 19, 38 illustrations by 'Phiz' [H.K.Browne], , half-title, title, contents and errata in the final part. Estimated Price: £5,000 - £8,000 (US$ 6,650 - 10,650)

- "An Elegy wrote in a Country Church Yard" - [Gray (Thomas)]; First Edition, bound in full black morocco by Riviere, full gilt decoration to covers, spine and dentelles, black leather floral on-lays, navy water-silk. Estimated Price: £5,000 - £8,000 (US$ 6,650 - 10,650)

- "Ruins of the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian at Spalatro in Dalmatia" - Adam (Robert); First Edition, 61 engraved plates, 14 double page or folding, on 54 ff. after Charles-Louis Clerisseau, mostly engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi and Francesco Zucchi, a masterpiece of Neoclassicism and the main fruit of Adam's Grand Tour in 1754-8. Estimated Price: £4,000 - £6,000 (US$ 5,300 - 7,970)

- "Bible", English - The Byble in Englyshe of the Largest and greatest volume, 4 parts and New Testament in 1, Great Bible version, lacks b8, A1 [part 2 title], Hhh3, Mm6 [last leaf], general title, 2 part titles [of 3] and N.T. title in woodcut borders. Estimated Price: £ 4,000 - £ 6,000 (US$ 5,300 - 7,970)

- "A Declaration of that Paradoxe...that Selfe-Homicide is not so Naturally Sinne" - Donne (John) Biathantos [first word in Greek]; First Edition , with the initial black, early signature ot Wm. Bookplates of Harold Greenhill and H.Bradley Martin to inside front and rear boards. Etimated Price: £2,000 - £4,000 (US$ 2,650 - 5,300)

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