Among Elizabeth Harvey-Lee’s wide selection of prints is this self-portrait by Raymond Ray-Jones (1886-1942). The etching was published in 1916 in an edition of 40 and this version is available for £5000.
Darnley Fine Art
William Beechey (1753-1839) specialised in portraiture and is thought to have trained under Johan Zoffany. This depiction of an officer of the 67th Foot (South Hampshire) Regiment measures 2ft 6in x 2ft 1in (76 x 63.5cm) and is offered in its original frame for £25,000.
The Plantagenet King
This first UK edition of The Third Man and The Fallen Idol, available for £850, is catalogued as a very near fine copy. Author Graham Greene wrote the novella The Third Man as source material for the screenplay of the 1949 film version starring Orson Welles. This volume was published a year later.
Harrison-Hiett Rare Books
A unique version of volumes one and two of Kachô Gafu, an album of birds and flowers by Watanabe Seitei, features the illustrations all mounted passe-partout in pairs. The whole is gathered in a wooden box and priced at £3500.
Thomas Spencer Fine Art
This pencil drawing by Mary Fedden (1915-2012) was completed during a trip to Turkey in the 1960s. It shows the harbour at Side and is available for £3400 from Thomas Spencer, a specialist in 20th century and Contemporary art.
Callisto Fine Arts
Mary Queen of Scots and Henry VIII are the subjects of these two busts by 18th century artist Robert Towne. The sculptor lived in Wigan where there are seams of cannel coal, the material used for these sculptures. Unlike common coal, cannel can be carved in very fine detail without breaking and can be highly polished, as with the pieces in question. The sculptures, offered for £20,000 the pair, measure 15½ and 14½in (39.5 and 37cm) high respectively.
Oriel Fine Art
Offered for £1750, this picture by Rudolf Helmut Sauter (1895-1977) titled From my Window is signed and dated 1932. Sauter, nephew of the novelist John Galsworthy, studied in London and Munich. Many of his paintings were lost in a fire in the 1980s but examples can be found in major collections such as the National Portrait Gallery.
Rainford & Parris
Mary J Jaques’ Texan Ranch Life: with three months through Mexico in a Prairie Schooner is an account of her experience in frontier America as a single woman from England. Published in London by Horace Cox, 1894, this copy is inscribed by the author and is offered with a collection of original photographs, her prayer book and an autograph book for £5500.
Paul Foster Books
This 1896 limited edition of The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope (1688-1744) includes includes nine drawings by Aubrey Beardsley. Offered for £10,000, it is one of 25 numbered copies and is printed on Japanese vellum. The original publisher’s pictorial vellum binding also has a gilt design by Beardsley.
Martin Tinney Gallery
An early work by Ceri Richards (1903-71), Costers at Coconut Shy, 8 x 11in (20 x 28cm), was completed in ink and watercolour in 1947. It comes from the artist’s estate and is offered by Welsh art specialist Martin Tinney for £3750.
David Bedale Antiques
Offered for £19,000, this George IV mahogany double-sided library desk features its original leather top, pull-out fitted drawer and folio cupboard. Made c.1820, it measures 5ft 8in (1.73m) wide and has a provenance to Gwysaney Hall in Flintshire.
Stoppenbach & Delestre
Venise, le Rédempteur (1909) is a watercolour and gouache on paper painted by Paul Signac (1863-1935). Measuring 11 x 16in (29 x 41cm), it is signed to the lower left and offered for £50,000.
Rennies Seaside Modern
This original London Transport poster from 1954 was designed by Betty Swanwick and is offered for £950.
This pair of early-20th century rosewood brackets, carved in the form of mythical creatures or yali, is offered by David Edmonds through The Old Cinema for £2350. They would have stood originally at the front of an Indian townhouse or haveli to protect from evil spirits.
This 17th century olivewood oyster cabinet on stand with a fully fitted original interior dates to c.1690 and is offered by Perthshire dealer Carse Antiques for £32,500.
Robert Dickson and Lesley Rendall
This bronze lioness sculpture, 2ft 3in (69cm) wide, signed by French artist Alexandre Ouline, is offered on its original black marble base for £5500.
Edmund Pollinger Rare Books
Travel and Sport in Africa by Sir Alfred Pease was published by Arthur L Humphreys in 1902 and is now offered for £5500. The account of hunting and travelling was a luxury item, printed on heavy paper with coloured and photographic plates throughout. Even when the volumes were released more than 100 years ago it cost a hefty $300.
Jenna Burlingham Fine Art
British landscape painter Robert Gemmell Hutchison (1855-1936) completed Children in the Dunes in c.1910. The oil measures 18in x 2ft (46 x 61cm) and is offered for £20,000 + ARR.
Vintage Fountain Pens Inc
This quirky set of late-19th century bronze frog desk stands is offered on LoveAntiques.com for £650. It comprises a pen and pencil rest, 8in (20cm) tall, and a thermometer, 9in (23cm) tall. Both are catalogued as being in good condition and the thermometer is intact.
This late-19th century beech bentwood rocking chair by Josef Hoffmann Thonet features intertwined circles and a woven cane seat and back. It is offered by Retro Living through The Old Cinema for £895.