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A pair of oak Art Nouveau frames are up for sale at Dickins Auctioneers in Middle Claydon, Buckinghamshire on November 16, estimated at £400-500.

Containing Victor Venner (1869-1913) chromolithographs of The Mowbray Hunt, the 2ft x 3ft 4in (61cm x 1.01m) frames are adorned in silver plate and applied with seed, pod and tendril decoration.

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A single-owner collection of more than 100 pieces of Delftware, including plates, chargers, baluster vases and flower bricks, will go under the hammer at Jones & Jacob of Watlington in south Oxfordshire on November 24.

The group was assembled by the late Dr John Black, who devoted himself to the study and repair of ceramics after retiring from an academic career in 1989. He specialised in tin-glazed earthenware and lectured widely on the subject.

The mostly 18th century pieces will be sold individually and in small groups with guide prices but no reserves.

A c.1730-40 Vauxhall delft charger with iron red floral decoration, measuring 13½in (34.5cm) wide and formerly with early English pottery dealer Gary Atkins, is estimated at £300-500.

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Pictured above is a hand-coloured map of the island of St Helena, the small scrap of land in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean where Napoleon was exiled in 1815.

Titled The Island & Fort of St Helena, this first edition folding top-down view was commissioned by publisher Burgis & Barfoot around the time Napoleon was held there.

The publishers enlisted the help of a Lieutenant Read, who was asked to update an existing map from a well-known collection compiled by John Seller in 1675. The first edition was engraved by R Kirkwood and published in October 1815.

It is guided at £200-400 in Historical & Collectable’s sale near Reading in Berkshire on November 17.

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A single-owner collection of manuscript leaves dating to the Middle Ages has been consigned to Thomson Roddick’s sale in Carlisle on November 21.

Mainly originating from medieval copies of the Book of Hours, the leaves vary in estimate from £300-2500.

A 6 x 5in (16 x 12cm) 15th century example features a miniature of Kind David at prayer below three lines of Latin text that constitute the opening of The Seven Penitential Psalms.

Probably originating from Paris c.1440, the leaf is guided at £300-500.

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