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Articles - June - 2012 Issue

A Deep Collection of English Church History to sell on June 3rd

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Lot 619: ten volumes Antiquities & Architecture

Lot 611: Edwards, Charles, Payne's Universum or Pictorial World, London, ND (c. 1850), 4to, three volumes, 192 steel engraved plates, quarter leather, most plates foxed, extremities worn, otherwise good.

Lot 612: Anderson, R., Examples of the Municipal Commercial & Street Architecture of France & Italy from the 12th to the 15th Century, London, no date, small folio, all edges gilt quarter leather, 103 numbered black-and-white plates. Worn at extremities, minimal scattered foxing, otherwise very good. Garner, Thomas & Stratton, Arthur, The Domestic Architecture of England during the Tudor Period, three volumes, prospectus laid in, folio portfolios "subscriber’s copy”, London, 1911, photogravure & other plates. Pencil annotations. Johnson, John, Relics of Ancient English Architecture, small folio, 80 lithographic plates, no publisher, no date. Scattered foxing, pencil notations, old leather repair to head & foot of spine. Bulmer, George Bertram, Architectural Studies in Yorkshire, London & Leeds, 1887, folio, limited to 300 copies, 20 plates, hinges cracked, signature loose, handwritten spine label, otherwise good.

Lot 619: Wilkinson, Joseph, The Architectural Remains of the Ancient Town and Borough of Thetford, London, 1822, 24 etched plates. Spine and extremities worn, plates clean. Burrell, William, Studies of Ancient Domestic Architecture, London, 1846, folio, 20 lithographic plates. Minor foxing & staining, leather spine chipped. Davy, Henry, A Series of Etchings Illustrative of the Architectural Antiquities of Suffolk, Suffolk, 1827, folio, 70 etched plates. Extremities worn, otherwise very good. Nibbs, R. H., First Series Antiquities of Sussex, Brighton, 1874, folio, 50 black-and-white plates, lacks front free endpaper, otherwise very good. Briggens, R., The Antiquities of Sefton Church, Holborn, 1835, tall folio, front board detached, scattered foxing, otherwise good. Mac Kenzie, F., Skeltons Engraved Illustrations of the Principal Antiquities of Oxfordshire, Oxford, 1823, folio, 50 full-page engraved plates plus other illustrations (complete), full leather with crudely taped spine (text block separated), text/plates very good. Perry, John Tavenor and Henman, Charles Jr., Illustrations of the Medieval Antiquities in the County of Durham, Oxford & London, 1867, tall folio, 51 black-and-white plates, hinges cracked, lacks spine, otherwise good. Scott, William B., Antiquarian Gleanings in the North of England, London, nd (c. 1850), large 4to, 38 hand colored engravings, scattered foxing, edges chipped, binding cracked, pages loose, fair condition. Spreat, W., Picturesque Sketches of the Churches of Devonshire, Exeter & London, 1842, horizontal folio, "Subscriber’s copy. Proofs on India Paper", 18 parts in wraps, 74 lithographic plates, scattered foxing and soil, chipped wraps. Envelope containing miscellaneous architectural engravings.

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  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, wallpaper sample book, circa 1919. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Archive from a late office of the Breuer & Smith architectural team, New York, 1960-70s. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> William Morris, <i>The Story of the Glittering Plain or the Land of Living Men,</i> illustrated by Walter Crane, Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1894. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustave Doré, <i>La Sainte Bible selon la Vulgate,</i> Tours, 1866. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustav Klimt & Max Eisler, <i>Eine Nachlese,</i> complete set, Vienna, 1931. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>Eric Allatini & Gerda Wegener, <i>Sur Talons Rouges,</i> with original watercolor by Wegener, Paris, 1929. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>C.P. Cavafy, <i>Fourteen Poems,</i> illustrated & signed by David Hockney, London, 1966. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jean Midolle, <i>Spécimen des Écritures Modernes...</i>, Strasbourg, 1834-35. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>E.A. Seguy, <i>Floréal: Dessins & Coloris Nouveaux,</i> Paris, 1925. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN. Autograph Manuscript sketch-leaf part of the score of the Scottish Songs, "Sunset" Op. 108 no 2. [Vienna, February 1818]. Inscribed by Alexander Wheelock Thayer. SOLD for $131,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> Violin belonging to Albert Einstein, presented to him by Oscar H. Steger, 1933. SOLD for $516,500
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Autograph Letter Signed ("Papa") to his son Hans Albert, discussing his involvement with the atomic bomb, September 2, 1945. SOLD for $106,250
    <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Autograph Letter Signed, to Baron von Steuben, with extensive notes of Von Steuben's aide Benjamin Walker, June 12, 1780. SOLD for $16,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher's stone. 8 pp. 1790s. SOLD for $275,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> 1869 Inauguration Bible of President Ulysses S. Grant. SOLD for $118,750
  • <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> E.H. SHEPARD, Original drawing for A.A. Milne’s The House at Pooh Corner.<br>$40,000-60,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> BERNARD RATZER, Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767. $80,000-100,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> THOMAS JEFFERSON, Autograph letter signed comparing Logan, Tecumseh, and Little Turtle to the Spartans. Monticello: 15 February 1821. $14,000-18,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN C. FREMONT, Narrative of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, in the Year 1842.. Abridged edition, the only one containing the folding map From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ZANE GREY, Album containing 94 large format photographs of Grey and party at Catalina Island, Arizona, and fishing in the Pacific. From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $5,000-$8,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> WILLIAM COMBE, A History of Madeira ... illustrative of the Costumes, Manners, and Occupations of the Inhabitants. produced by Ackermann in 1821; From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ERIC TAVERNER, Salmon Fishing... One of 275 copies signed by Taverner, published in 1931,From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN WHITEHEAD, Exploration of Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo. Whitehead reached the high point of Kinabalu in 1888. Part of a major group of travel books from the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN LONG, Voyages and Travels of an Indian Interpreter and Trader, describing the Manners and Customs of the North American Indians... The first edition of 1791. $3,000-$5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> SAMUEL BECKETT, Stirrings Still. This, Beckett’s last work of fiction with original lithographs by Le Brocquy, limited to 200 copies signed by the author and the artist. From the Estate of Howard Kaminsky.. $1,500-$2,500
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>

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