Bloomsbury Auctions: Books and Works on Paper, Including Fine Photographs

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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)]


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>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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