Tooveys: Antiquarian and Collectors Books, 1688, West Sussex

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Auction Date
02/20/2018 - 02/20/2018
Page Size: 265 items in 11 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
3001DARWIN, Charles.

Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage of H.M.S. 'Beagle' Round the World.

London1882GBP 100.00 - 150.00GBP 348.60
3002DARWIN, Charles.

The Formation of Vegetable Mould Through the Action of Worms With Observation on their Habits… tenth thousand (corrected).

London1888GBP 100.00 - 150.00Not Sold
3003DARWIN, Charles.

The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex... Second Edition, Revised and Augmented, 31st Thousand.

London1894GBP 80.00 - 120.00GBP 105.83
3004DARWIN, Charles.

The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom.

London1888GBP 60.00 - 100.00GBP 80.93
3005DARWIN, Charles.

The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species… third thousand.

London1888GBP 100.00 - 150.00GBP 112.05
3006WALLACE, Alfred Russell.

The Malay Archipelago, The Land of the Orang-utan and The Bird of Paradise.

London1890GBP 70.00 - 100.00GBP 174.30

Vegetable Teratology… an account of the principal deviations from the usual structure of plants.

London1869GBP 50.00 - 80.00GBP 199.20

British Spiders… an introduction to the study of the Araneidae.

London1866GBP 40.00 - 60.00GBP 93.38
3009CAMERON, Peter.

A Monograph of the British Phytophagous Hymenoptera.

London1882- 1893. GBP 80.00 - 100.00GBP 236.55
3010HUDSON, W.H.

Idle Days in Patagonia.

London & Toronto1935GBP 60.00 - 80.00GBP 93.38

British Plant Galls… a classified textbook of Cecidology.

London1912GBP 30.00 - 50.00GBP 49.80
3012F.W.L. SLADEN.

The Humble-Bee… Its Life History and How to Domesticate It.

London1912GBP 40.00 - 60.00GBP 56.03
3013LUCAS, W.J.

British Dragonflies... (Odonata).

London1900GBP 30.00 - 50.00GBP 112.05
3014FABRE, J.H.

The Mason Bees. [The works of J.H. Fabre].

London, New York, Toronto1914GBP 40.00 - 60.00GBP 105.83
3015 J.G.WOOD.

The Common Moths of England.

London1870GBP 40.00 - 60.00GBP 174.30
3016STOKOE, W.J., and T.H. SCOTT (compilers).

Wild Flowers of the Wayside and Woodland.

London & New York1936GBP 40.00 - 60.00GBP 105.83
3017STEP, Edward.

Wild Flowers… Month by Month in their Natural Haunts.

London1905GBP 40.00 - 60.00GBP 323.70
3018CLEGG, John.

The Freshwater Life of the British Isles.

London & New York1952GBP 40.00 - 60.00GBP 273.90
3019COWARD, T.A.

Life of the Wayside and Woodland… when, where, and what to observe and collect.

London & New York1923GBP 80.00 - 120.00GBP 149.40

Beetles of the British Isles.

London & New York1959GBP 60.00 - 80.00GBP 80.93
3021SOUTHWOOD, T.R.E., and Dennis LESTON.

Land and Water Bugs… of the British Isles.

London & New York1959GBP 60.00 - 80.00GBP 68.48
3022LONGFIELD, Cynthia.

The Dragonflies of the British Isles.

London & New York1949GBP 80.00 - 120.00GBP 224.10

The Migration of Butterflies.

Edinburgh1930GBP 30.00 - 50.00GBP 37.35

The New Naturalist Library.

London1945-2002. GBP 1,500.00 - 2,500.00GBP 1,867.50
3025John BUXTON.

The Redstart.

London1950GBP 50.00 - 80.00GBP 323.70
  • <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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