Victor Chinnery’s library in forthcoming sale

Members may be interested to know that a large collection of Victor Chinnery’s books are about to be sold at auction on 11 August 2021 at Dominic Winter Auctions.

Jan Chinnery writes that the lots include “various oak catalogues and booklets such as Yorkshire Churches by Anthony Wells Coles. There are Victor’s personal catalogues of most of the major oak sales, including Littlecott, Rooksnest, Rous Lench etc; hardback copies of most of the major oak books as well as many books on American, Welsh and Irish furniture. There are two copies of Toby Jellinek’s book, I seem to remember there was a member of the society that had been looking for a copy. Also books on treen, pottery, wallpapers etc.”

Lot 193 includes:
Jellinek (Tobias). Early British Chairs And Seats 1500 To 1700, 1st edition, Suffolk: Antique Collectors’ Club, 2009 (2 copies), numerous colour illustrations, original cloth in dust wrapper, large 4to, together with:
White (George). English Lantern Clocks, 1st edition, Suffolk: Antique Collectors’ Club, 1989, numerous colour and black & white illustrations, original blue cloth gilt in dust wrapper, large 4to, plus:
Lanmon (Dwight P.). The Golden Age of English Glass 1650-1775, Antique Collectors’ Club, 2011, numerous colour and monochrome illustrations, original black cloth gilt in dust wrapper, 4to, and other Antique Collectors’ Club publications
Victor Chinnery, Oak Furniture, The British Tradition, 1979, (the author’s personal copy, inscribed by him to title and dated 1st July 1986),
Charles Tracy, Continental Church Furniture In England, A Traffic In Piety, 2001,
Adam Bowett, English Furniture 1660-1714, From Charles II to Queen Anne, 2002,
David Knell, English Country Furniture The Vernacular Tradition 1500-1900, 2nd edition, 2000, and
Ellis Waterhouse, The Dictionary of 16th & 17th Century British Painters, 1988), all original cloth in dust wrappers, 4to, generally VG
Provenance: Ex libris Victor Chinnery, author of Oak Furniture, The British Tradition, 1979, and other works.

Lot 316:
Grigsby (Leslie B.). The Longridge Collection of English Slipware and Delftware, with contributions by Michael Archer, etc., 2 volumes, Jonathan Horne Publications, 2000, numerous colour illustrations, original brown cloth in dust wrappers, with publisher’s cloth slipcase, 4to, VG, together with:
Lipski (Louis L.), Dated English Delftware, Tin-glazed Earthenware 1600-1800, edited and augmented by Michael Archer, 1st edition, Sotheby, 1984, some colour plates, numerous monochrome illustrations, original dark blue cloth gilt in dust wrapper, 4to, limited edition 716/1000, additionally signed by Victor Chinnery and dated 1984 to title, plus:
Archer (Michael). Delftware, The Tin-glazed Earthenware of the British Isles, A Catalogue of the Collection in the Victoria & Albert Museum, 1st edition, V&A Museum/Stationery Office, 1997, numerous colour and monochrome illustrations, original blue cloth gilt in dust wrapper, with matching slipcase, thick 4to, and:
Gaimster (David). German Stoneware 1200-1900, Archaeology and Cultural History, British Museum, 1997, numerous colour and monochrome illustrations, original black cloth gilt in dust wrapper, 4to, plus other ceramics reference, including
Ronald G. Cooper, English Slipware Dishes 1650-1850,
Alec Tiranti, 1968,
Leonard N. Amico, Bernard Palissy, In Search of Earthly Paradise, Flammarion, 1996,
Frank Britton, London Delftware, Jonathan Horn, 1987,
David Gaimster and Mark Redknap, editors, Everyday and Exotic Pottery from Europe c. 650-1900, Studies in honour of John G. Hurst, Oxbow Books, 1992,
John G. Hurst, David S. Neal, & H.J.E. Van Beuningen, Pottery Produced and Traded in North-west Europe 1350-1650 (Rotterdam Papers VI), 1986, related auction catalogues, including The Longridge Collection, 6 volumes, Christie’s, 2010-11, etc. (approximately 30)
Provenance: Ex libris Victor Chinnery, author of Oak Furniture, The British Tradition, 1979, and other works.

Lot 363:
Cheetham (Francis). English Medieval Alabasters, with a catalogue of the collection in the Victoria & Albert Museum, 1st edition, Oxford, Phaidon/Christie’s, 1984, some colour and numerous monochrome illustrations, original cloth gilt in dust wrapper, 4to, VG, together with:
Tracy (Charles). English Gothic Choir-Stalls 1200-1400, 1st edition, Boydell Press, 1987, monochrome illustrations, original brown cloth gilt in dust wrapper, 4to, plus:
Jervis (Simon Swynfen). British and Irish Inventories, A List and Bibliography of Published Transcriptions of Secular Inventories, 1st edition, Furniture History Society, 2010, original maroon cloth gilt in dust wrapper, 8vo, VG, and:
Chinnery (Victor). Oak Furniture, The British Tradition, 1st edition, reprinted Antique Collectors’ Club, 1986, some colour and numerous monochrome illustrations, original brown cloth gilt in frayed and torn dust wrapper, with some loss, 4to, plus other furniture and art reference and related, including
Pride and Joy, Children’s Portraits in the Netherlands 1500-1700, edited by Jan Baptist Bedaux & Rudi Ekkart, Amsterdam, 2000,
Marta Ajmar-Wollheim and Flora Dennis (editors), At Home in Renaissance Italy, 1st edition, V&A Publications, 2006, Frances Gruber Safford, American Furniture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I. Early Colonial Period, The Seventeenth-Century and Wiliam and Mary Styles, New York, 2007,
Francis Haskell & Nicholas Penny, Taste and the Antique, Yale University Press, 1981,
Thomas Crispin, The English Windsor Chair, 1st edition, Alan Sutton, 1992, etc., including related auction catalogues, all 20th century publications, 4to/8vo (approximately 100 volumes)
Provenance: Ex libris Victor Chinnery, author of Oak Furniture, The British Tradition, 1979, and other works.

Lot 362:
Bebb (Richard). Welsh Furniture 1250-1950 A Cultural History of Craftsmanship and Design, 2 volumes, 1st edition, 2007, numerous colour & monochrome illustrations, inscribed by the author to Victor Chinnery to front endpaper ‘To Vic with best wishes Richard Bebb, July 2007’, original brown cloth gilt in dust jackets, with slipcase, 4to, VG, together with:
Shaw (Henry). Specimens of Ancient Furniture drawn from existing authorities, with descriptions by Sir Samuel Rush Meyrick, 1st edition, London: William Pickering, 1836, 74 engraved plates, a few minor marks, bookplate of Fitz Patrick of Grantstown Manor, Queen’s County to front pastedown, original blue-green cloth, with title label to spine, some marks, 4to, plus:
Forman (Benno M.). American Seating Furniture 1630-1830, An Interpretive Catalogue, New York, 1988, numerous monochrome plates and illustrations, original dark blue cloth gilt in dust wrapper, 4to, and other furniture reference and related, including
Robert Ashley, The Rushlight and Related Holders, A Regional View, Ashley Publications, 2001, (inscribed by the author to Victor Chinnery to title),
Claudia Kinmonth, Irish Country Furniture 1700-1950, Yale University Press, 1993, (signed by the author to title), Victor Chinnery, Names for Things, a description of household stuff, furniture and interiors 1500-1700, edited by Jan Chinnery, 2016,
Charles Hasler, The Royal Arms, Its Graphic and Decorative Development, 1980,
Richard Suggett, Houses & History in the March of Wales, Radnorshire 1400-1800 (Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales), reprinted 2006,
Eurwyn Wiliam, The Welsh Cottage, Building Traditions of the Rural Poor, 1750-1900 (Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales), 2010,
P. Smith, Houses of the Welsh Countryside, 2nd enlarged edition, HMSO, 1988, Wiltshire Records Society, Marlborough Probate Invetories 1591-1775, 2007,
Robert Tarule, The Artisan of Ipswich, Craftsmanship and Community in Colonial New England, 2004 (author’s presentation copy to Victor Chinnery),
Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology, West Country Households 1500-1700, edited by John Allan, Nat Alcock and David Dawson, Boydell Press, 2015,
Medieval Ireland, The Barryscourt Lectures I-X, 2004,
Percy Macquoid, A History of English Furniture, 4 volumes, etc., 4to/8vo (approximately 80 volumes)
Provenance: Ex libris Victor Chinnery, author of Oak Furniture, The British Tradition, 1979, and other works.

Lot 365:
Croft-Murray (Edward). Decorative Painting in England 1537-1837, volume I, Early Tudor to Sir James Thornhill, 1st edition, Country Life, 1962, monochrome plates, original orange-red cloth gilt in dust wrapper, price-clipped, large 4to, together with:
Harris (John). The Artist and the Country House, A History of Country House and Garden View Painting in Britain 1540-1870, 1st edition, Sotheby, 1979, some colour and numerous monochrome plates and illustrations, original green cloth gilt in dust wrapper, large square 4to, plus:
Starkey (David, editor). The Inventory of King Henry VIII, Society of Antiquaries MS 129 and British Library MS Harley 1419, 1st edition, Harvey Miller Publishers for The Society of Antiquaries of London, 1998, original maroon cloth gilt in dust wrapper, 4to, and:
Worsley (Giles). Inigo Jones and the European Classicist Tradition, Yale University Press, 2007, colour & monochrome illustrations, original cloth in dust wrapper, 4to, plus others related on English architecture, country houses, interiors, etc., including
John Cornforth, The Search for a Style, Country Life and Architecture 1897-1935, 1st edition, 1988,
Anthony Wells-Cole, Art and Decoration in Elizabethan and Jacobean England, The Influence of Continental Prints 1558-1625, Yale University Press, 1997, etc., mostly original cloth, many in dust wrappers, 4to/8vo (approximately 75 volumes)
Barryscourt Trust, Medieval Ireland, The Barryscourt Lectures I-X, 1st edition, Co Cork, 2004, colour & monochrome illustrations, original cloth in dust jacket, 8vo, plus other decorative art & interiors reference including publications by Yale, Antique Collectors’ Club, Cornell University Press, V&A, H.M.S.O., many original cloth in dust jackets, some paperback editions, G/VG, 8vo/folio
Provenance: Ex libris Victor Chinnery, author of Oak Furniture, The British Tradition, 1979, and other works.