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Auction Name Bibliophile Total Sales (GBP) 81,813.00
Auction Date 01/23/2014 - 01/23/2014 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 57,690.00
Sale Number #36109 High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 82,725.00
Total Lots 581
Sold Lots 323 Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 114,105.00
% of Lots Sold 55.59% High Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 162,235.00
Unsold Lots 258 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 50.43%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
264 Morris (William)

The Wood Beyond the World,

1894 GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00 GBP 2,196.00
554 Harp Decorations.

Harp Decorations. A collection of moulds for applied decorations,

1811 and 1823 GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 1,952.00
84 Thompson (D'Arcy Wentworth)

On Growth and Form,

1917 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 1,586.00
13

Aldeburgh, Suffolk & elsewhere. Album of watercolours and drawings

1830s-40s, mounted or tipped-in in a mid-19th century album with the name of "Alethea" on upper cover, worn, upper board detached, lower board lacking, oblong 4to, GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 1,159.00
329 Rowling (J.K.)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,

2007 GBP 750.00 - 1,000.00 GBP 1,159.00
5 Stanley (Sir Henry Morton)

Coomassie and Magdala, first edition , half-title, portrait frontispiece

1874 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 1,098.00
220 Gibbon (Edward)

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, 6 vol

1781-88. GBP 800.00 - 1,000.00 GBP 1,037.00
265 Navy Records Society,

112 vol. in the series, ex-library copy with bookplates on front pastedowns

1894-1973. GBP 700.00 - 1,000.00 GBP 1,037.00
328 Rowling (J.K.)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,

2005 GBP 750.00 - 1,000.00 GBP 1,037.00
339 Wodehouse (P.G.)

Blandings Castle,

1935 GBP 350.00 - 450.00 GBP 1,037.00
79 Howard (John)

An Account of the Principal Lazarettos in Europe...,

1789 GBP 250.00 - 350.00 GBP 976.00
140 [Ireland (William Henry)],

The Eventful Life of Napoleon Bonaparte, 4 vol

1828 GBP 250.00 - 350.00 GBP 976.00
260 [Surtees (R.S.)]

Hawbuck Grange;

1941 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 976.00
284 Keynes (John Maynard)

The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money, first edition, half-title

1936 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 976.00
227

An Account of the Deaths of the Government Nominees, appointed to hold Shares in the Tontine of the

1808-1852 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 915.00
279 Keynes (John Maynard)

The Economic Consequences of the Peace, 1 TLs and 1 ALs to Professor Oldham...

1919 GBP 150.00 - 200.00 GBP 854.00
58 Kirby (William F.)

European Butterflies and Moths,

1882 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 793.00
61 Morris (Rev . Francis Orpen)

A History of British Birds, 6 vol., second edition

1863-64 GBP 600.00 - 800.00 GBP 732.00
108 Smeaton (John)

A Narrative of the Building and Description of the Construction of the Edystone Lighthouse

1791 GBP 600.00 - 800.00 GBP 732.00
1 Bowdich (Thomas Edward)

Mission from Cape Coast Castle to Ashantee,

1819 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 671.00
97 King (Edward)

Munimenta Antiqua; or, Observations on Ancient Castles...,

1799-1805. GBP 500.00 - 700.00 GBP 671.00
111 Tzara (Tristan)

La Deuxieme aventure celeste de M. Antipyrine,

1938 GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 671.00
114

A group of sketchbooks and scrap albums,

18th century 19th century GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 671.00
167 Ferrerius (Vincentius, Saint)

[Sermones de tempore et de sanctis] , part 3 only , 135 , double column

1490 GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 671.00
309

Franklin Library.- A collection of 36 vol.,

1983-86. GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 671.00
  • <b>Swann:</b> Benjamin Graham and David L. Dodd, <i>Security Analysis</i>, signed and inscribed first edition, New York, 1934. Price Realized: $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Frederic Goudy, <i>Ecclesiates or the Preacher</i>, illuminated manuscript, circa 1890. Price Realized: $8,750,<br>an auction record.
    <b>Swann:</b> Hendrik Doncker, <i>De Zee-Atlas</i>, with 31 hand-colored maps, circa 1665. Price Realized: $125,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> <i>The Book of Mormon</i>, first edition, New York, 1830. Price Realized: $55,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Petrus Lombardus, <i>Sententiarum libri IV</i>, manuscript in Latin, Bohemia, dated 1463. Price Realized: $45,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Frederick Douglass, autograph letter signed, attesting<br>to the character of Harriet Tubman, October 1864. Price Realized: $40,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Egon Schiele, five-page Autograph Letter Signed, indignant at military interference in his art, October 1918. Price Realized: $33,800, an auction record.
    <b>Swann:</b> Large illuminated manuscript sheet with calligraphic and botanical borders, Ottoman Empire, early 19th century. Price Realized: $27,500.
    <b>Swann:</b> Evelyn Waugh, <i>Vile Bodies</i>, first edition, London, 1930. Price Realized: $18,750, an auction record.
    <b>Swann:</b> Diego Luis de San Vitores, first report by the first missionary to the Marianas Islands, Mexico, 1669. Price Realized: $46,800
  • <b>Bonhams September 21:</b> Lot 14. Darwin, Charles. 1809-1882. <i>On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection... 1859.</i>. US$ 60,000-80,000.
    <b>Bonhams September 21:</b> Lot 46. Smith, Adam. 1723-1790. <i>An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth ...</i> US$ 70,000-90,000.
    <b>Bonhams September 21:</b> Lot 224. CIVIL WAR. Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the War [1865-1866]. US$ 120,000-180,000.
    <b>Bonhams September 21:</b> Lot 255. McKenney, Thomas L. and James Hall. <i>History of the Indian Tribes of North America</i>. First Edition, Subscriber’s Copy. US$ 60,000-90,000.
    <b>Bonhams September 21:</b> Lot 270. Serra, Junipero. 1713-1774, ET AL. Pangua, Francisco. Letter in Spanish, 1775. US$ 60,000-90,000.
    <b>Bonhams September 21:</b> Lot 77. APPLE-1 COMPUTER. Apple 1 Motherboard, with label "Apple Computer 1 / Palo Alto. Ca. Copyright 1976." US$ 300,000-500,000.
    <b>Bonhams September 21:</b> Lot 46.<br>The 1934 Nobel Prize Medal for Physiology or Medicine. Presented to George Minot. US$ 200,000-300,000.
    <b>Bonhams September 21:</b> Lot 39. Darwin, Charles. 1809-1882. Autograph Letter Signed ("Ch. Darwin"). US$ 70,000-90,000.
    <b>Bonhams September 21:</b> Lot 4. Lubieniecki, Stanislaw. 1623-1675. <i>[Theatri Cometici pars posterior] ...</i> <br>US$ 25,000-35,000.
    <b>Bonhams September 21:</b> Lot 3.<br>Very rare George III mahogany and engraved brass orrery. Signed... " <br>US$ 200,000-250,000.
  • <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Catalogue 160: Magnificent Books, Manuscripts, & Photographs
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Shakespeare's First Folio (1623)
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Charles Darwin family photograph album
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Spectacular album of mammoth photos of the American West by Watkins & others
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Washington family copy of The Federalist (1788)
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Underground Railroad runaway broadside (1857)
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