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Chiswick Auctions: Printed Books and Manuscripts

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Auction Name Printed Books and Manuscripts Total Sales (GBP) 114,752.85
Auction Date 11/29/2017 - 11/29/2017 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 59,090.00
Sale Number #112917 High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 88,550.00
Total Lots 309
Sold Lots 246 Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 73,410.00
% of Lots Sold 79.61% High Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 110,530.00
Unsold Lots 63 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 103.82%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
130 SHARPE, Richard Bowdler (1847-1909).

Monograph of the Paradiseidae, or Birds of Paradise, and Ptilonorhynchidae, or Bower-birds.

1891-98. GBP 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 GBP 30,750.00
138 INDIAN MANUSCRIPT.

A Sikh manuscript written in Gurmukhi script , probably related to religious matter.

first half of the 19th century GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 13,530.00
106 FAYRER, Joseph, 1st Baronet (1824-1907).

The Thanatophidia of India being a Description of Venomous Snakes of the Indian Peninsula with an Account of the Influence of their Poison on Life and a Series of Experiments.

1874 GBP 700.00 - 1,000.00 GBP 2,337.00
111 [HENDLEY, Thomas Holbein (1847-1917)].

Asian Carpets. XVI. XIIX: quae apud varios Auctores superant, fragmenta. Century Designs from the Jaipur Palaces.

1905 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 1,968.00
288 DALI, Salvador (1904-1989) - William SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616).

Romeo e Giulietta.

1975 GBP 800.00 - 1,000.00 GBP 1,968.00
326 IQBAL, Sir Mohammed.

Poet of the East and Chughtai.

1962 GBP 100.00 - 150.00 GBP 1,968.00
243 CARY, John (1754-1835).

Carys Travellers Companion, or a Delineation of the Turnpike Roads of England and Wales.

1791, 1792. GBP 100.00 - 150.00 GBP 1,845.00
263 COOK, JAMES. 1728-1779.

A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World. Performed ... In the years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775.

1777 GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 1,845.00
386 RADIGUET, Raymond.

Le Bal du Comte dOrgel. Roman.

1924 GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 1,845.00
222

SCRAP ALBUM [c. 1800].

c. 1800. GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 1,599.00
105 DRESSER, Henry Eeles (1838-1915).

A Monograph of the Coraciidae, or Family of the Rollers.

1893 GBP 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 GBP 1,353.00
353 GERARD, Max.

Dal?.

1968 GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 1,353.00
307 FORSTER, E. M. (1879 - 7 June 1970).

Alexandria: A History and a Guide.

1922 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 1,168.50
327 GRAHAME, Kenneth (1859-1932).

The Wind in the Willows.

1908 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 1,045.50
157 BONAPARTE, Napoleon. (1769 -1821).

ALS.

GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 984.00
110 HENDERSON, George & Allan O. HUME.

Lahore to Yarkand. Incidents of the Route and Natural History of the Countries Traversed.

1873 GBP 700.00 - 1,000.00 GBP 861.00
281 Thomas PENNANT (1726-1798).

The British Zoology.

1766 GBP 250.00 - 450.00 GBP 861.00
188

17th CENTURY INCLUDING ELZEVIER.

17th Century. GBP 100.00 - 200.00 GBP 799.50
193 ELZEVIR

A collection of 17th century books printed by Elzevir.

17th century GBP 100.00 - 150.00 GBP 799.50
318 KELMSCOTT PRESS - TENNYSON, Alfred Lord (1809 - 92).

Maud. A Monodrama.

1893 GBP 600.00 - 800.00 GBP 799.50
207 GLANVIL, Joseph (1636-1680).

Sadducismus Triumphatus: or, a full and plain Evidence, concerning Witches and Apparitions.

1726 GBP 100.00 - 200.00 GBP 738.00
242 BEEVERELL, James.

Les Delices de la Grand Bretagne & de LIrlande.

1727 GBP 100.00 - 150.00 GBP 738.00
107 HACHISUKA, Masauji (1903-53).

The Birds of the Philippine Islands with Notes on the Mammal Fauna.

1931-35. GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 676.50
170 CORNEILLE, Pierre (1606-1684).

Surena G?n?ral des Parthes, trag?die.

1675 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 676.50
283

A large collection of frontispieces from different Atlases

16th-18th century GBP 100.00 - 150.00 GBP 676.50
  • <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 €
  • <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.
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