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Original portraits, either artwork in various media or photographs, of authors and other literary figures.

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  1. Macmillan's Coloured Wall Illustrations. Alice in Wonderland. 2. The Dodo presenting the thimble to Alice.
    First and only edition. The use of John Macfarlane is the only instance of Macmillan having licensed illustrations for Alice in Wonderland by an artist other than Tenniel. In its original format, the set of six was issued joined at the head as a kind of flipchart, most likely intended for classroom display. The posters could... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 73178

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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
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 102774

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  3. i1
    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. Emil the Wild Thing.
    Original pencil drawing signed by Sendak in the lower margin, depicting one of the titular creatures from the author's modern children's classic and Caldecott Medal recipient Where the Wild Things Are (New York: Harper & Row, 1963). Learn More
    £5,500

    Stock Code: 102827

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  7. 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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  8. 96119
    A preliminary ink drawing by Rackham for an illustration for "The Wedding-Day; or, The Buccaneer's Curse" for The Ingoldsby Legends, first published by J. M. Dent in 1898 on page 517. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 96119

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  9. 96121
    A preliminary ink drawing by Rackham for an illustration for "A Lay of St Gengulphus" for The Ingoldsby Legends, first published by J. M. Dent in 1898 on page 191. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 96121

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  10. i1
    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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  11. Signed portrait of Albert Einstein.
    An engraving of the scientist, signed lower middle in blue ink by Einstein and lower right in black ink by Muller. The artist was a well regarded printmaker active in Germany during the Weimar period. Signed images of Einstein of this period are uncommon. Learn More
    £6,000

    Stock Code: 66139

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  12. 116252detail
    An attractive collection of correspondence from the Swiss-born American writer and illustrator Roger Duvoisin (1900-1980) and his wife Louise (Loulou) Fatio to their friends, Helen and Max. Roger Duvoisin won the 1948 Caldecott Medal for White Snow, Bright Snow, written by Alvin Tresselt (D. Lothrop Co., 1947). He and his... Learn More
    £1,350

    Stock Code: 116252

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. i1
    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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  23. i1
    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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  24. "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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  25. 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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  26. "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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  27. 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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  29. "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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  30. 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
    £250

    Stock Code: 100809

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  31. "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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  32. i1
    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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  33. "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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  34. "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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. "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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  39. "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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  40. "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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  41. "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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  42. 96290
    Original pencil sketch by Rackham depicting a man in bed, wearing a night cap. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 96290

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  43. 96145
    An original ink drawing by Rackham. A slightly different version of the printed illustrations for Wild Life in Hampshire Highlands by G. A. B. Dewar and Fly Fishing by Edward Grey, both first published by J. M. Dent & Co. in 1899 on pages 60 and xvi respectively under the Haddon Hall Library imprint. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 96145

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  44. 96127
    Original drawing by Rackham, depicting a woman seated in a train carriage reading. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 96127

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  45. "My Lord," said the King "Here's a rather tough job".
    An original ink drawing by Rackham. A slightly different version of the printed illustration used for The Ingoldsby Legends first published by J. M. Dent in 1898 on page 327. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 96117

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  46. Portrait miniature on ivory.
    Neil Benjamin Edmonstone (1765-1841) was the youngest of the five sons of Sir Archibald Edmonstone, first baronet of Duntreath. Edmonstone was admitted to the East India Company as a writer, travelling out Calcutta in 1783. "He soon gained entry to the secretariat: he was made deputy Persian translator by Earl Cornwallis... Learn More
    £950

    Stock Code: 98180

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  47. 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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  48. Original ink sketch "Kiel Market Place".
    Original ink sketch by Rackham of the Old Market in Kiel, with the Nikolaikirche in the background. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 96142

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  49. 96133
    An original ink drawing by Rackham, depicting a barking dog. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 96133

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  50. 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
    £11,500

    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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    Signed in black pen lower right, "Charles Robinson, Me Fecitted" and titled below the image. Published in the Black and White magazine "Art Antics" 1911. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 89681

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  53. Inscribed Etched Portrait of the Most Famous French Ace of World War I.
    Limited edition of 70, this number 9, additionally inscribed in black pencil-crayon, "à Mademoiselle Germaine Fischer, hommage de ma respectueuse sympathie, H. Farre". Guynemer was without doubt one of the most charismatic flyers of the First World War. By the time of his death in September 1917, aged just 22, brought down... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 87404

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  54. 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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  55. 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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  56. Inscribed portrait photograph.
    Photographic portrait of violinist Yehudi Menuhin aged about 15, inscribed, "April 1932. With best greetings to William E. Chamberlain, Yehudi Menuhin". Menuhin, widely considered the greatest violinist of the 20th century, was born in New York in 1916 and fell in love with the sound of the violin when he was taken to a... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 82638

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  57. 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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  58. Robert Browning.
    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
    £350

    Stock Code: 67068

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  59. Thomas Hardy.
    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: 67067

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  60. Turgenev.
    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
    £300

    Stock Code: 67062

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