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Auction Name Books and Works on Paper, Including Fine Photographs Total Sales (GBP) 127,486.00
Auction Date 12/14/2017 - 12/14/2017 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 106,560.00
Sale Number #36267 High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 152,880.00
Total Lots 446
Sold Lots 282 Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 294,170.00
% of Lots Sold 63.23% High Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 426,560.00
Unsold Lots 164 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 29.89%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
117 Dickens (Charles)

[The Works]

1937-38. GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 GBP 5,580.00
292 Miro (Joan)

L'Homme au Balencier,

1969 GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 3,968.00
37 [Richardson (Samuel)]

Pamela,

1741-42 but 1740-41 . GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 3,720.00
442 [Turner (William)]

[The First and Seconde Partes of the Herbal..., lately oversene and enlarged with the Thirde Parte

1568 GBP 4,000.00 - 5,000.00 GBP 3,100.00
210 Greene (Graham)

The Collected Edition,

1970 GBP 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 GBP 2,728.00
5 Arias Montanus (Bendictus)

Humanae salutis monumenta,

1571 GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 GBP 2,480.00
215 Dahl (Roald)

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator,

1972 GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 2,232.00
220 Dexter (Colin)

complete set, comprising

1975 GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 2,232.00
236 Rowling (J.K.)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,

1998 GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 GBP 2,232.00
237 Rowling (J.K.)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,

1999 GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 2,108.00
369 Terry O'Neill (b.1938)

Brigitte Bardot, Deauville, 1968

1968, printed later GBP 1,800.00 - 2,200.00 GBP 1,984.00
75 Swinburne (Algernon)

Atlanta In Calydon

1894 GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 1,860.00
109 Ravilious (Eric).-

For Shop Use Only: Curwen & Dent Stock Blocks & Devices

1993 GBP 1,800.00 - 2,200.00 GBP 1,860.00
105 Ravilious (Eric).- Richards (J.M.)

High Street,

1938 GBP 1,200.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 1,736.00
89 Bawden (Edward)

Mckitterick Wallpapers by Edward Bawden printed at the Curwen Press

1989 GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 1,612.00
73 Hardy (Thomas)

The Mayor of Casterbridge,

1886 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 1,488.00
116 Curwen Press.

Curwen Press Miscellany (The),

GBP 600.00 - 800.00 GBP 1,488.00
191 Ravilious (Eric)

High Street,

1938 GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 1,426.00
205 Wyndham (John)

The Day of the Triffids,

1951 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 1,364.00
233 Mandela (Nelson)

The Illustrative Long Walk to Freedom,

1996 GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 1,364.00
461 Darwin (Charles)

Origin of Species,

GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 1,364.00
41 Johnson (Samuel)

A Dictionary of the English Language,

1755 GBP 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 GBP 1,240.00
25 Beavmont (Francis) and Fletcher (Iohn)

Comedies and Tragedies

1647 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 1,178.00
42 Shakespeare (William)

The Plays...

1765 GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 1,116.00
168 King (Martin Luther)

Strength to Love

1964 GBP 1,000.00 - 1,200.00 GBP 1,116.00
  • <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>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>Aurora Australis.</i> Printed at the sign of 'The Penguins'; East Antarctica, 1908. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Shackleton, Ernest. <i>South Polar Times.</i> 1st edition, limited issue. from the library of Michael Barne. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> General Washington's <i>Proceedings of a General Court Martial... of Major General Lee.</i> Philiadelphia, 1778. 100 copies printed for Congress. BOUND WITH: ...Court Martial... of St Clair and ...Schuyler. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>The Voice of the People.</i> Boston, 1754. Rare pamphlet on the Excise Tax. Nathaniel Sparhawk's copy. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Autograph Letter Signed ("S.L. Clemens"), offering extensive hard-earned advice on writing, 5 pp, 1881. $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> After Fra Egnazio Danti. <i>L'Ultime Parti not:e nel Indie Occid:ntli" [The last known parts of the Western Indies].</i> Painted Map of California, Western Mexico, and Japan. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Ptolemaeus, Claudius. <i>Geographie opus nouissima...</i> 1513. The most important edition of Ptolemy, containing the Admiral's Map. $250,000 to $350,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> De Arellano, Don Alonso. Manuscript, his <i>"Relación mui singular y circunstanciada... Capitán del Patax San Lucas,"</i> manuscript copy from the Sir Thomas Phillips collection. $50,000 to $80,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Purchas, Samuel. <i>Purchas his Pilgrimes.</i> First edition. With John Simth's engraved map of Virginia. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana, Part I. September 25, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> Lewis, Meriwether. Contemporary manuscript true copy of his final power of attorney, 1809. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>A New Method of Macarony Making, as Practiced at Boston in North America.</i> Mezzotint. London, 1774. $5,000 to $7,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 25:</b> <i>Scientific Base Ball Pitching: A Treatise on the Pitcher, Pitching, Origin and Philosophy of the Curve.</i> Chicago, 1897. $2,000 to $3,000
  • <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Aegidius Sadeler (Flemish, 1570-1629), engraving on laid paper "Madonna and Child in a Landscape", after a drawing by Albrecht Durer. $800 to $1,200
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Anders Zorn (Swedish, 1860-1920), drypoint etching on paper "On Hemso Island", 1917, pencil signed. $400 to $600
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Joseph Pennell (American, 1860-1926), etching on paper "Setting Up Columns", pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> William Lee Hankey (British, 1869-1952), drypoint etching on paper "Affection", pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> William Walcot (English, 1874-1943), drypoint etching on paper "Lower Broadway, New York", 1924, pencil signed. $200 to $300
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Auguste Brouet (French, 1872-1941), color etching "La Pirouette", pencil signed, ed 111/250. $400 to $600
    <center><b>William Bunch Auctions<br>October Fine Art and Prints<br>October 29, 2018</b>
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975), lithograph on paper "The Boy", pencil signed. $2,000 to $3,000
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> John Stockton de Martelly (American, 1903-1979), lithograph on paper "Looking at the Sunshine", pencil signed, original AAA certificate. $400 to $600
    <b>William Bunch Auctions, Oct. 29:</b> Jacques Hnizdovsky (Ukrainian-American, 1915-1985), woodcut on paper "Moppet", pencil signed and dated 1965, ed 118/250. $400 to $600
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 16:</b> Jean de Mandeville, <i>Reysen und Wanderschafften durch das Gelobte Land,</i> Strassburg, 1488. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 16:</b> Titus Livius, <i>Las Quatorze Decadas,</i> Zaragoza, 1520. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 16:</b> Printed <i>Book of Hours</i> with 20 full-page illustrations, Paris, 1509. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 16:</b> Jean La Fontaine, <i>Fables Choisies, mises en Vers,</i> first editions, Paris, 1668. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 16:</b> Giovanni Boccaccio, <i>De las mujeres illustres en romance,</i> Zaragoza, 1494. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 16:</b> Giovanni Boccaccio, third edition of the first published work of female biography, Louvain, 1487. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 16:</b> José González Cabrera Bueno, <i>Navegación Especulativa, y Práctica,</i> Manila, 1734. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 16:</b> Andreas Vesalius, <i>Icones Anatomicae,</i> Munich, Bremer Press, 1934. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 16:</b> Joseph Boneta y Laplana, <i>Gritos del Purgatorio, y Medios para acallarlos,</i> Manila, 1711. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <center><b> The Library of Pierre Bergé<br>Auction Pierre Bergé & Associés<br>in association with Sotheby’s<br>Paris-Hôtel Drout<br>December 14, 2018<br><br>New York Exhibition<br>Oct. 16 to Oct. 20</b>
    <b>The Library of Pierre Bergé, NY exhibition 10/16 to 10/20:</b> BARTHOLOMEUS ANGLICUS. <i>Le Proprietaire des choses.</i> Lyon, [circa 1484]. 150 000 / 200 000 €
    <b>The Library of Pierre Bergé, NY exhibition 10/16 to 10/20:</b> MONTAIGNE, Michel de. <i>Essais.</i> Bordeaux, 1580. 400 000 / 500 000 €
    <b>The Library of Pierre Bergé, NY exhibition 10/16 to 10/20:</b> PROUST, Marcel. <i>Du côté de chez Swann.</i> Paris, 1914 [1913]. 600 000 / 800 000 €
    <b>The Library of Pierre Bergé, NY exhibition 10/16 to 10/20:</b> MONSTRELET, Enguerrand de. <i>Le Premier [-Tiers] Volume des Cronicques.</i> Paris, circa 1503.<br>300 000 / 400 000 €
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