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    First edition of the first book illustrated by Beatrix Potter. Extremely scarce, with just five copies traced institutionally, it features six of her illustrations accompanying a set of six poems by Frederic E. Weatherly (best known as the author of the lyrics for "Danny Boy"). Early in 1890, Beatrix, then 24, and her brother,... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 109202

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  2. Pinocchio production cel of a Dutch milk maid from the"Give a Little Whistle sequence".
    An original Pinocchio production cel, with an early inscription. Blue pencil signature and inscription, "To Peggy Fox, from Walt Disney," (possibly studio hand) on a brown 4.25 x 2 inch card affixed to the mat of an original production cel featuring a little Dutch milk maid, who was one of the carved characteras featured... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 102774

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    Superbly vivid pictorial record of travels through the Himalayan regions of the Punjab, now the state of Himachal Pradesh. Harcourt's journey took him from present-day Kullu to Killar in September 1871; he later visited the hill station of Dalhousie between June and October 1873, with images of excursions to the Beas Valley... Learn More
    £14,500

    Stock Code: 108096

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  4. Original portrait, ink on paper. Signed by the artist and inscribed by Conrad with a line from Victory.
    An original pen-and-ink portrait of Conrad, signed by the artist and inscribed by Conrad with a quotation from Victory: "'.?.?. and incompleteness of any sort leads to trouble' from 'Victory'" (p. 30). Learn More
    £4,250

    Stock Code: 60138

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  5. The Frontiers of Baluchistan.
    The book gives a fascinating account of the author's travels on the borders of Afghanistan and Baluchistan,..."> First edition, a fairly uncommon book, this copy accompanied by an atmospheric original watercolour by Tate, which is reproduced as a plate in the book, captioned "Nad Ali. The delta of Seistan from the Tell of Surhdik".
    The book gives a fascinating account of the author's travels on the borders of Afghanistan and Baluchistan,... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 102999

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  6. Album of fourteen original watercolours taken on a trip from the Baltic to Russia and Persia.
    A excellent group of very well-executed, high quality amateur watercolour views by a mid-nineteenth-century English traveller to Russia, including an unusual series of views of the Volga cities - Nizhny Novgorod, Simbirsk, Samara and "Ouswan opposite Kazan on Volga" - Verkhny Uslon village, located directly opposite Kazan... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 100738

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    This is a preliminary sketch for the published drawing that accompanied the rhyme "Bloudie Jack of Shrewsberrie, The Shropshire Bluebeard", that appears on page 405 of "Ingoldsby Legends". Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 85307

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  8. Daily Bread.

    Daily Bread.

    Hampstead, London: 1935

    Unique "book" by Pares, made for and dedicated to the man who was to become her second husband, Robert Christopher Bradby. Comprises a series of well-finished whimsically satirical sketches, broadly on the themes of women's work, fashions, and domestic life; the frontispiece showing the artist pavement-sketching - a pint... Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 114035

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  9. Collection of 19 original watercolours of designs for lamps from the distinguished firm of G. Lebrun-Tardieu.
    A very appealing assemblage of designs for twelve chandeliers, one tall floor lamp, three wall sconces and three table lamps, from the firm of G. Lebrun-Tardieu, one of the leading manufacturers of bronze lighting in Belle Époque Paris; also present is a copy of the company price list, one photograph and two illustrated... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 108215

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  10. Pen and Ink Sketches of the Life of a "Griffin" in India.
    The misadventures of a newly-arrived "Griffin" or young military officer in India in the mid-nineteenth century - drunken sports in the Mess, misunderstandings of local customs, outflankings by native servants, all very good-humoured and self-deprecatory. Similar to Charles D'Oyly's Tom Raw for the earlier part of the century.... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 107192

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    First procurable edition, as the original, published by Country Life in 1939, is of legendary scarcity; as explained on the jacket blurb of the present edition "the original edition of this book was published early in the war but destroyed by enemy action. The artist has coloured the plates for this edition presumably a... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 103786

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  12. Film Scene.
    The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was familiar to the public from a wide variety of... Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 100816

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  13. Tudor Scene.
    A busy scene perhaps from Tudor England. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was familiar... Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 100799

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  14. Military Scene.
    A scene from the British command camp of the Crimean War, perhaps the general being informed about the decimation of the Light Brigade. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate... Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 100798

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  15. Donkey vs Automobile
    A humorous cartoon, done for Sunday Telegraph Books, showing a pack donkey giving a wry glance downhill at its automobile-driving master, evidently having more trouble with the terrain than he. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s... Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 100614

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  16. An Elderly Gentleman
    An effective Bentley caricature of an elderly gentleman. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's... Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 100607

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  17. Lew Grade.
    An extraordinary Bentley cartoon, showing half-blind Lady Justice looking on in alarm as a large cigar-smoking man, a caricature of TV Impressario Lew Grade, is led onward in a dream by an enormous crocodile, to which he is chained at the wrist. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 100815

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    The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was familiar to the public from a wide variety of... Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 100814

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    The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was familiar to the public from a wide variety of... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 100812

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  20. "I didn't never want me transport nationalized in the first place."
    The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was familiar to the public from a wide variety of... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 100811

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  21. Sticking it to the Man.
    A hippy blows a defiant raspberry at the Establishment, represented by Judge, Priest, General (whited out), and Policeman. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding... Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 100802

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  22. "I don't care about your politics, don't let me catch you sitting here next Sunday."
    A policeman attempts to move on a destitute old veteran who is peddling art on the streets. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at... Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 100803

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  23. Original preliminary drawing for The Wonder City of Oz: "He gave Jenny a light pat on the head."
    Original ink and pencil preliminary drawing of Jack Pumpkinhead and Jenny Jump for p.160 of The Wonder City of Oz (Chicago: Reilly & Lee, 1940), the first Oz book written and illustrated by John R. Neill. With chapter reference in pencil along lower margin and caption in pencil on the verso. Learn More
    £2,950

    Stock Code: 100929

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    An urbane Bentley comment likely relating to another failed ceasefire in the seemingly interminable French-Algerian War (1954-62), or perhaps more generally to the Cold War, which was also winding down at the time. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular... Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 100610

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  25. "Anstruther's such a snob. Probably just guts-ache."
    A humorous Bentley skit on school dinners. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was familiar... Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 100813

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  26. New boys.
    A school bully looms superciliously over the Pakistani contingent of the new school intake. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 100809

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  27. "Tell Her"
    In a crowd of 1960s youths, a stylish man loses his words before a beautiful young woman, as her trendy entourage look sceptically on. In the background a sign advertises Fred Williams and the Jewels Band, whose hit track "Tell Her" was released in 1969. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were... Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 100805

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    Commuters on the underground, reading the newspaper headline "Clarissa Believed Seen in Paris", remark that it is probably just Jacques Soustelle in disguise. Soustelle was an anthropologist and had been Governor General of Algeria, then Minister of State, but had disagreed with De Gaulle's turn for Algerian Independence.... Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 100804

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  29. "I suppose Norman Hartnell is bound to be asked to design Sir Brian Robertson's going-away outfit."
    Norman Hartnell was a famous British fashion designer, notable for designing Queen Elizabeth II's coronation gown - General Sir Brian Robertson had a distinguished military career in both world wars, and had been since 1953 the Chairman of the British Transport Commission. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley... Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 100801

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  30. "Thucydides - I Ask You!"
    An amusing Bentley skit on the traditional disappointments of school prize day. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 100601

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  31. Sale.
    A crowd of shopper cue demurely for a sale - a far cry from the Black Fridays of the 21st century. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement... Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 100810

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  32. Military Command
    A series of contemporary military caricatures. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 100806

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  33. Tea Scene.
    A soldier looks expectantly over a tea table at an eccentric lady who appears to be communing with the spirits, a spoof of the surburban vogue for ouija boards and other occult practices. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and... Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 100795

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  34. "Bevan and Delilah"
    A man at the record player asks his wife, "Now - how would you like 'Softly Awakes my Heart' from Saint-Saens' Bevan and Delilah?". Bentley's cartoon draws parallels between Labour firebrand Aneurin Bevan (1897-1960) and the seemingly indomitable biblical hero Samson, who was betrayed by his lover Delilah. The cartoons and... Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 100793

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  35. "So long, see you in 2360!"
    A clergyman sets off for a 400 year mission. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was... Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 100612

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  36. "Believe it or not, they've gone and ordered clams!"
    A restaurant waiter, coming out of a room designated for "Mr Herter's Party", tells his colleague "Believe it or not, they've gone and ordered clams!" Christian Herter had recently been appointed US Secretary of State. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English... Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 100800

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  37. "Farmer George".
    A lively caricature of King George III planting a tree, dubbed "Farmer George" for his passionate interest in agriculture. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 100796

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  38. Original watercolour view of the coast of Jamaica with the Blue Mountains in the background and two fishing boats in the foreground.
    A highly evocative watercolour view of the Jamaican coastline with the famed Blue Mountains, the longest mountain range of the island, in the background.

    Sir James Alexander, the artist, noted the grandeur of this very scene in the published version of his travels: "After a week's run we sighted afar off the dim outline... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 98688

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  39. 96133
    An original ink drawing by Rackham, depicting a barking dog. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 96133

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  40. Original sketches made on board Edgar E. Holley's Evelyn during a New York Yacht Club cruise in 1867.
    "These sketches were drawn by Thomas Worth who was on board the yacht Evelyn at the time she made the cruise with the New York Yacht Club about 1867. Those on board were E.E., Holley owner, Mr. Amos Stellenwerf, Mr. Dan Slote, Mr. Chas. Van Zant, and the Artist. The accompanying sketches were actual incidents of the cruise.... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 96970

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    The guest-book for Werzer's famous Gasthof "zum Weißes Rössl" at Pörtschach am Wörthersee, now the home of the Brahms Haus Museum, containing six highly-finished pencil drawings by Alexander Pock: 1) Mounted officer, with New Year's wishes for 1947, dated on 26 December 1946; 2) Bust-portrait of a feldmarschal, 23 March... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 94476

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    A fine comic manuscript, with eight large original drawings, showing Searle's immortal naughty schoolgirls in a variety of scenes from a nightmarish production of the romantic ballet. The manuscript is unpublished and undated, but it was probably inspired by the Bolshoi's legendary 1956 visit to Covent Garden; Searle undoubtedly... Learn More
    £17,500

    Stock Code: 90918

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  43. 85285
    A similar but less complete drawing of this kitchen was used as the background for a woman striking her drunken husband over the head with a stool to accompany "The Ghost" on page 73 of "Ingoldsby Legends". Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 85285

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  44. Original watercolour illustration from Little Brother and Little Sister entitled 'The Old Witch in the Wood'.
    Although titled "The Old Witch in the Wood" on the verso of the original frame, it appears as a black and white illustration on page 49 of the first and subsequent editions of "Little Brother & Little Sister" as "The Old Woman in the Wood". Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 88284

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  45. Cave drawings.
    The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was familiar to the public from a wide variety of... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 66863

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  46. Cows.
    The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was familiar to the public from a wide variety of... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 66790

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  47. Sun-tan Products.
    The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was familiar to the public from a wide variety of... Learn More
    £400

    Stock Code: 66791

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  48. "How disappointing for your President that the Land of the Rising Sun should also turn out to be the Land of Falling Reputation."
    Mass demonstrations in June 1960 prevented President Eisenhower's scheduled visit to Japan. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at... Learn More
    £300

    Stock Code: 67353

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  49. Customs Officer.
    A woman in a fur coat protests as a customs officer brandishes a wad of notes he has just found in her luggage. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane... Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 67105

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  50. Anthony Trollope.
    A head and shoulders portrait of the novelist Anthony Trollope. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows,... Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 67102

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  51. " 'stonishing the difference this new fuel makes!"
    The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was familiar to the public from a wide variety of... Learn More
    £400

    Stock Code: 66869

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  52. "I say, this isn't going to be three-dimensional, is it?"
    The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was familiar to the public from a wide variety of... Learn More
    £400

    Stock Code: 66864

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  53. "Wot 'cher Jack, 'appy New Year!"
    The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was familiar to the public from a wide variety of... Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 66789

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  54. "What's the water like? Looks pretty cold!"
    The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was familiar to the public from a wide variety of... Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 66786

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  55. "Question is, my boy, can you run the 220 yards in the style to which my daughter is accustomed?"
    The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was familiar to the public from a wide variety of... Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 66781

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  56. Original watercolour from Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens: "He passed under the bridge and came within full sight of the delectable Gardens".
    This is the scene where Peter steers his little nest-ship, built for him by the thrushes, into Kensington Gardens. Signed and dated by Rackham at upper right. The painting, along with all the other originals from the book Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, was exhibited by Ernest Brown & Phillips at the Leicester Galleries,... Learn More
    £47,500

    Stock Code: 70652

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  57. "Tonight it's Selwyn Lloyd's variations on the Theme of You've Never Had It So Good."
    In the face of rising opposition to his austerity measures, including the much hated "pay pause" or wage freeze, Selwyn Lloyd had been removed as chancellor in the "night of the long knives" on July 13. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture... Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 67360

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  58. "Listen, mate, what's three per cent compared to the knowledge that we've all got Macmillan's deep affection?"
    PM Harold Macmillan had met representatives of the three rail unions in an effort to stave off strike action threatened as a result of the Beeching reforms. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often... Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 67358

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  59. "Don't lose your sense of proportion, darling. Forget about Tulyartos and imagine you're Sophia Loren."
    The reference is to Anthony Asquith's hit film, a loose adaptation of the Shaw play The Millionairess. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement... Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 67347

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  60. "The going was certainly pretty hard, but with ten quid on Psidium the coming home was nice and soft."
    Psidium came in at 66-1 in the 1961 Derby. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was familiar... Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 67344

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