Tue, 8th Nov 2016 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Torch')

 
  Lot 93
 

93

ADMIRALTY PUBLICATIONS OF THE EARLY...

ADMIRALTY PUBLICATIONS OF THE EARLY DREADNOUGHT ERA
comprising: "The Visit of the French Fleet [to the Solent], August 1905", containing printed programme of events, monochrome illustrations by Eduardo de Martino, and chart printed in colour on silk in back pocket; together with another issued for "The Visit to Portsmouth, May 1907, for the official visit of the Colonial Premiers and the Houses of Parliament to view H.M.S Dreadnought and other units of the fleet including submarines", illustrated with 8 original monochrome photographs, each with labelled tissue guards, and a folding map of the dockyard; and a similar book for designed for non-specific visits, undated, and illustrated with both photographs (as the last) and coloured postcards, each sumptuously bound in full navy lambskin, with elaborately gold-blocked covers and silk endpapers, spine of the last slightly rubbed but otherwise all in excellent condition
(3)

These 'souvenir' books, the last two marked 'Not for Publication', were clearly intended for presentation to dignitaries and other distinguished guests, and all are probably rare survivals.

Sold for £223
Estimated at £200 - £300

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


 
ADMIRALTY PUBLICATIONS OF THE EARLY DREADNOUGHT ERA
comprising: "The Visit of the French Fleet [to the Solent], August 1905", containing printed programme of events, monochrome illustrations by Eduardo de Martino, and chart printed in colour on silk in back pocket; together with another issued for "The Visit to Portsmouth, May 1907, for the official visit of the Colonial Premiers and the Houses of Parliament to view H.M.S Dreadnought and other units of the fleet including submarines", illustrated with 8 original monochrome photographs, each with labelled tissue guards, and a folding map of the dockyard; and a similar book for designed for non-specific visits, undated, and illustrated with both photographs (as the last) and coloured postcards, each sumptuously bound in full navy lambskin, with elaborately gold-blocked covers and silk endpapers, spine of the last slightly rubbed but otherwise all in excellent condition
(3)

These 'souvenir' books, the last two marked 'Not for Publication', were clearly intended for presentation to dignitaries and other distinguished guests, and all are probably rare survivals.