Forum Auctions: Modern Books and Works on Paper including Photographs and Photobooks, 2038, London

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Auction Report
Auction Date
01/31/2018 - 01/31/2018
Page Size: 174 items in 7 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1Briggs (Raymond)


2001GBP 100.00 - 150.00GBP 62.50
2Brooke (Rupert)

The Bastille

Rugby [1920]GBP 150.00 - 200.00Not Sold
3Cunard (Nancy)


1925GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 400.00

Detective fiction.- A collection of autograph and typed letters and cards signed by detective fiction writers

1990s GBP 150.00 - 200.00Not Sold
5Sharp (David)

Everybody Suspect

1939GBP 150.00 - 200.00Not Sold

Detective fiction.- Periodicals.- A small quantity of periodicals

v.d.GBP 100.00 - 150.00Not Sold
7Doyle (Sir Arthur Conan)

The Parasite

1894GBP 150.00 - 200.00Not Sold
8Dulac (Edmund).- Omar Khayyám.


[1909].GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 225.00
9Dulac (Edmund)

Edmund Dulac's Picture-Book for the French Red Cross

[1915]GBP 80.00 - 120.00GBP 25.00

Dust-jacket designs.- Original artwork for The Sapphire by A.E.W.Mason

c.1933.GBP 150.00 - 200.00Not Sold
11Biro (Val)

4 original dust-jacket designs

GBP 100.00 - 150.00GBP 300.00
12 Edwards (Ellen)

Original dust-jacket artwork for Helen Varden's Confessions by Austin Freeman

c.1922.GBP 150.00 - 200.00GBP 175.00
13Hastain (Eugene)

Original dust-jacket artwork for The Door by Mary Roberts Rinehart

1930GBP 150.00 - 200.00Not Sold
14 Woodroffe (Patrick)

Original dust-jacket artwork for The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett

1973GBP 600.00 - 800.00Not Sold
15Koestler (Arthur)

The Age of Longing

1951GBP 100.00 - 150.00GBP 325.00
16Elia (Miriam)

We go to the gallery

2015GBP 150.00 - 200.00Not Sold
17Fleming (Ian)

The Spy Who Loved Me

1962GBP 100.00 - 150.00GBP 62.50
18Goudge (Elizabeth)

The Little White Horse

1946GBP 100.00 - 150.00Not Sold
19Greene (Graham)

The Third Man and the Fallen Idol

1950GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 350.00
20Huxley (Aldous)

Brave New World

1932GBP 100.00 - 150.00GBP 250.00
21Kipling (Rudyard)

Recessional and Other Poems

1899GBP 150.00 - 200.00GBP 100.00
22Lowell (Robert)

Poems 1938-1949

1950GBP 100.00 - 150.00GBP 62.50
23Marsh (Ngaio)

Singing in the Shrouds

1958GBP 100.00 - 150.00GBP 25.00
24Melville (Herman)

Moby Dick

New York1930GBP 80.00 - 120.00GBP 162.50
25Moore (George)

George Russell

Dublin1906GBP 150.00 - 200.00Not Sold
  • <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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