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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)]

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>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. <i>The Tragedie of Julius Caesar.</i> London, 1623. 1st appearance in print, Complete from the First Folio. Sold for $175,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Ernst, Max. <i>Mr. Knife and Miss Fork</i>. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. Sold for $15,625
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. Sold for $17,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. Sold for $225,000
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. Sold for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of <i>Winnie-the-Pooh</i> books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. Sold for $5,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. Sold for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. Sold for $20,000
  • <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Zane Grey, Inscribed photograph album depicting Grey and party at Catalina, fishing, and in Arizona. $700 to $1,000
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Eric Taverner, Salmon Fishing...London: Seeley, Service & Co., 1931. $600 to $900
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> The Gentleman Angler. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Ken Robinson, Flyfishers' Progress. [London: The Flyfishers' Club, 2000. $200 to $300
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> G. H. Lacy, North Punjab Fishing Club Angler's Handbook. Calcutta: Newman & Co., 1890. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> J. Harrington Keene, Fly-Fishing and Fly-Making for Trout, etc. New York, 1887. $200 to $300
    <b>Doyle, online only: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson. July 13-24, 2018</b>
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Arthur Macrate, The History of The Tuna Club, Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California, 1948. $400 to $600
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Joseph D. Bates Jr. Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing. Harrisburg, PA: The Stackpole Company, 1966. $800 to $1,200
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Paul Schmookler and Ingrid V. Sils. Rare and Unusual Fly Tying Materials: A Natural History. $300 to $500
    <b>Doyle, online only Jul 13-24:</b> Herbert Hoover, Fishing For Fun - And To Wash Your Soul. New York: Random House, 1963. $400 to $600
  • <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 372: Martin Luther King Jr. March for Freedom Now! Placard. Chicago, 1960. 28 x 22”. $3,000 to $6,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 567: Warhol, Andy. Tate Gallery Exhibition Booklet, Signed on the Cover by Warhol. Tate Gallery, 1971. $700 to $900
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 72: Mitchell, Margaret. <i>Gone With the Wind.</i> New York: The Macmillan Co., 1936. First edition, first issue. $4,000 to $5,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 468: Photo Archive Documenting the 1930s—50s Chicago Jazz and Night Club Scene. A significant collection. $2,000 to $4,000
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 143: Dr. Seuss. <i>Oh Say Can You Say.</i> 1979, First Edition, Signed. $200 to $300
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 285: [Maps] Thomas G. Bradford. <i>A Comprehensive Atlas, Geographical, Historical & Commercial.</i> Boston: William D. Ticknor, 1835. First Edition. $1,600 to $1,800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 69: Herman Melville. <i>Moby Dick, or The Whale</i>. New York: Random House, 1930. First Kent Trade Edition. $400 to $600
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 295: John James Audoban. Group of 148 Lithographs from the Birds of America. Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, ca. 1840s. $600 to $800
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 54: Langston Hughes. <i>One-Way Ticket.</i> New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. First edition. $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions: Fine Books & Manuscripts. July 28, 2018</b>
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 7: Ray Bradbury. <i>The Martian Chronicles.</i> With a Wine Label Signed by Bradbury. Garden City: Doubleday, 1950. First edition $300 to $500
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 121. Frank L Baum. <i>The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.</i> Chicago: George M. Hill Co., 1899, 1900. First Edition. $4,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Potter & Potter Auctions, July. 28:</b> Lot 369. [Declaration of Independence] Peter Force Engraving of the Declaration of Independence. One page; 29 x 26”. From the "American Archives" 1837-1853 series of books. $15,000 to $20,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> first edition of the earliest extant manual on modern chess, Salamanca, circa 1496-97. Sold for $68,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Carte-de-visite album with 83 images of prominent African Americans & abolitionists, circa 1860s. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> Vienna & Leipzig, 1918. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Man Ray, <i>[London Transport] – Keeps London Going,</i> 1938. Sold for $149,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Letter Signed, to Major-General Nathanael Greene, promising reinforcements against Cornwallis, 1781. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolas de Fer, <i>L’Amerique Divisee Selon Letendue de ses Principales Parties,</i> Paris, 1713. Sold for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Russell H. Tandy, <i>The Secret in the Old Attic,</i> watercolor, pencil & ink, 1944. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Hemingway, <i>Three Stories & Ten Poems,</i> first edition of the author's first book, Paris, 1923. Sold for $23,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Walker Evans, <i>River Rouge Plant,</i> silver print, 1947. Sold for $57,500.
  • <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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