Rare Book Monthly

Articles - June - 2012 Issue

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

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Lot 622: Architectural Antiquities of Great Britain

Lot 620: Norris, Hugh, and Mayo, Charles H. Notes & Queries for Somerset and Dorset, Sherbourne, 1890-1935, 21 volumes, 8vo, most half leather, all with matching leather spine labels, very good.

Lot 624: A Glossary of Terms Used in Grecian, Roman, Italian and Gothic Architecture, Oxford, 1850, fifth edition, 8vo, three volumes (two of which are plates, some in color), full leather, very good. Winkles, H. & B., Cathedral Churches of Great Britain, London, 1835, narrow 4to, three volumes, quarter leather, scattered foxing, otherwise very good.

Lot 625: Monday, Percy, editor, Memorials of Old Sussex, London, 1909, 8vo, includes letter from author, good. Auden, Thomas, Memorials of Old Shropshire, London, 1906, 8vo, good. Fallow, T. M., Memorials of Old Yorkshire, London, 1909, 8vo, good. Ditchfield & Clinch, Memorials of Old Kent, London, 1907, 8vo, fair. Snell, F. J., Memorials of Old Somerset, London, 1906, 8vo, good. Dryden, Alice, Memorials of Old Wiltshire, London, 1906, 8vo, good. Igglesden, Charles, A Saunter through Kent with Pen and Pencil, 1900, 4to, five of six volumes, very good. The Ecclesiastical and Architectural Topography of England, 1856, 8vo, good. A Guide to the Architectural Antiquities in the Neighborhood of Oxford, 1846, 8vo, taped foot of spine, otherwise good. Knights, Mark, Peep at the Past . . . Norfolk Antiquities, limited, no date, good. Britton, J. Topographical Sketches of North Wiltshire, London, 1837, 8vo, includes folding map, good +. Billings, Robert W. Illustrations of the Architectural Antiquities of the County of Durham, Durham, 1846, 4to, half leather, very good. Morris, Robert, Chester in the Plantagenet and Tudor Reigns, Chester, no date [c. 1893], large 8vo, good.

Lot 629: ( good to very good condition.) Roe, Fred, Ancient Church Chests and Chairs, 1929. Bond, Frederick and Camm, Dom, Roodscreens and Roodlofts, two volumes, 1909. Ward, Clarence, Medieval Church Vaulting, 1915. Cox, J. Charles, English Church Fittings, Furniture and Accessories, 1933. Vallance, Aymer, English Church Screens, 1936. Paley, F. A., A Manual of Gothic Moldings, 1902. Cave, C. J. P., Roof Bosses in Medieval Churches, 1948. Crossley, Fred, English Church Craftsmanship, 1941. Bond, Francis, Fonts and Font Covers, 1908. Wright, Peter, The Rural Bench Ends of Somerset, 1983. Morant, Alfred, Notes on English Architecture, Costume, Monuments, Stained Glass…, Great Yarmouth, 1853, 8vo, very good. Dollman, Francis, Examples of Antient Pulpits, London, 1849, tall 4to, very good. Billings, Robert W. Architectural Illustrations of Kettering Church, Northamptonshire, London, 1843, bound with Billings, R. W., Illustrations of Geometric Tracery… Carlisle Cathedral, London, 1842, tall 4to, half leather, very good. Blight, J. T. Ancient Crosses, London, 1856, 8vo, fair.

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  • <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>
  • <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

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