England’s World Cup-winning football team, railway clocks, 19th century satires and the history of a rebellion in China are a few of the subjects featuring in an antiquarian book auction next week.

The sale by Carlisle auctioneers Thomson Roddick, opening at midday on Thursday, will feature more than 300 items

There are a number of clock making reference books from the late George Hadfield, a local clock collector, and one notable volume among them is a book by Ian Lyman on railway clocks. It could sell for £60 to £100.

A collection of football programmes from the 1920s onwards includes the official souvenir programme and Evening Standard special of the 1966 World Cup, which is expected to fetch £40 to £60.

Much older books will sell for much higher prices.

Il Vaticano Descritto ed Illustrato – the Vatican Described and Illustrated - is an eight-volume work dating from 1829 to 1838, by Italian author Erasmo Pistolesi. It is full of engraved plates, and has an estimate of £400 to £600.

The Moral Theatre of Human Life, or Teatro Moral de la Vida Humana, is by Otto Van Veen and dates from 1733 and among its illustrations is a double-page engraving of the Tower of Babel. It could be bought for £300 to £500.

William Hone, who lived from 1780 to 1842, was a writer, bookseller and early investigative journalist who criticised the authorities in a series of satires. A bound volume containing 11 of them – including one of the most famous, The Queen’s Matrimonial Ladder, dates from around 1817 to the early 1820s and contains illustrations by George Cruikshank. It is expected to fetch £250 to £350.

The Ti-Peng Revolution was a large-scale rebellion against China’s ruling Qing dynasty that ran from 1850 to 1864.

Augustus F Lindleys’s first-hand account, The History of the Ti-Ping Revolution, comes in two volumes and was published just two years after the rebellion ended. An edition in the original purple cloth gilt has an estimate of £300 to £400.

There is also the first edition of an important early account of the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, dating from 1754. Recueil des Rits et Ceremonies du Pelerinage de la Mecqe – Collection of the Rituals and Ceremonies of the Pilgrimage to Mecca – is by French archaeologist Antoine Galland, credited with bringing an understanding of Islam to western Europe. It could sell for £500 to £800.