Books, Maps & Manuscripts - Sale 208 - Lot 298

 
Lot 298
McGonagall, Sir William Topaz
A collection of 35 broadsheet poems of Sir William Topaz McGonagall, majority signed by the poet along the upper edge, bound together in a half maroon morocco folio, to include

1 - The battle of Tel-el-Kebir, 1882, ink signature along upper edge, 21.5cm by 28cm high, chipped at edges [Not in NLS];

2 - The Sunderland calamity, 1883, ink signature along the upper edge, 15cm by 35cm high, foxing, previous fold;

3 - Forget-me-not, 1883, ink signature along upper edge, 18cm by 26cm high, foxing;

4 - The battle of Waterloo, [no date], ink signature along upper edge, 20cm by 27cm high, foxing [Not in NLS];

5 - Colinton Dell and its surroundings, [no date], 21cm by 26.5cm high;

6 - Women's suffrage, 1884, ink signature along upper edge, 21cm by 28cm high, foxing, pencil marks;

7 - The death of the old mendicant, 1884, ink signature along upper edge, 22cm by 29cm high, foxing and another copy, foxing;

8 - A Christmas carol, 1884, ink signature along upper edge, 21.5cm by 29cm, foxing [Not in NLS];

9 - The rebel surprise near Tamai, 1885, ink signature along upper edge, 21.5cm by 29cm high, foxing;

10 - Bill Bowls the sailor, 1885, ink signature at upper edge, 21.5cm by 29cm [Not in NLS];

11 - Young Munro the sailor, 1886, ink signature along upper edge, 21.5cm by 28cm high, foxing [Not in NLS];

12 - Grace Darling or The wreck of the "Forfarshire", 1887, ink signature along upper edge, 21cm by 28cm high, chipping to edges;

13 - The battle of Shina, in Africa fought in 1800, 1888, ink signature along upper edge, 21.5cm by 28.5cm high, foxing, water stain [Not in NLS];

14 - An adventure in the life of King James V of Scotland, 1887, ink signature along upper edge, 21cm by 28cm high, foxing [Not in NLS];

15 - The collision in the English Channel, 1888, ink signature along upper edge, 22cm by 28.5cm high, foxing, chipped at right edge [Not in NLS];

16 - Beautiful Glasgow, 1889, ink signature along upper edge, 21.5cm by 28cm high, foxing, pencil marks;

17 - Lines in praise of Professor Blackie, 1895, ink signature along upper edge, 21.5cm by 28.5cm, light foxing;

18 - Saving a train, 1893, not signed, 22cm by 28.5cm high, heavy foxing, torn into three sections;

19 - The river of Leith, 1895, ink signature in top left corner, 21.5cm by 19cm high, heavy foxing;

20 - The beautiful city of Perth, 1894, not signed, 21.5cm by 28.5cm high, foxing, torn at edges [Not in NLS];

21 - An address to the members of the Phunological Society, 1895, ink signature along upper edge, 12.5cm by 20.5cm high, light foxing;

22 - Beautiful Edinburgh, 1895, ink signature below title, 21cm by 28cm high, browned, previous fold along lower edge;

23 - The military review in the Queen's Park by the Duke of Cambridge, [1897], ink signature along upper edge, 21cm by 26cm high, previous fold;

24 - The funeral of the late Prince Henry of Battenberg, c.1900, ink signature along upper edge, approx 19.5cm by 26cm high, pencil marks;

25 - The burning of the People's Variety Theatre, Aberdeen, 1896, ink signature along upper edge, approx 21cm by 26cm high [Not in NLS];

26 - The new North Bridge ceremonials, 1896, ink signature along upper edge, approx 21cm by 27cm high

Sold for £6,600 (premium inclusive)
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