Bloomsbury Auctions: Bibliophile

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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 Auction Galleries: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books, May 19</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> Pieter Goos, <i>De Zee-Atlas/Ofte Water-Wereld</i>, with 41 engraved maps in original hand-color, Amsterdam, 1672. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> John James Audubon, Wood Ibiss, <i>Plate CCXVI.</i>, hand-colored plate<br>from double elephant folio edition Birds of America, London, 1834. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> John James Audubon, autograph manuscript, unsigned, a working draft for <i>Plate 67</i>, Red-Winged Starling, with a copy of the plate, 1820s-30s. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books, May 19</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> Engraved view of Honolulu printed at Lahainaluna Seminary press, Lahainalua, 1837. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> 11 large watercolor drawings of fieldpieces, folio or double elephant folio sheets, circa 1750-1800. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Crocus sativus, watercolor, France, 1802-16. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries: Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books, May 19</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> Johannes de Laet, <i>Novus Orbis seu Descriptionis Indiae Occidentalis</i>, Leiden, 1633. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> Hendrik Doncker, <i>De Zee-Atlas / Ofte Water-Waereld</i>, with 31 hand-colored engraved maps, Amsterdam, 1660. $60,000 to $90,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> Gerard Van Keulen, <i>Nieuwe Wassende Graaden Paskaart</i>, Amsterdam, circa 1720. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries May 19:</b> Double-page engraved map of the Mississippi watershed, Paris, 1718. $5,000 to $7,500.
  • <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> TURING, ALAN MATHISON. 1912-1954. Composition notebook. Refer to department for estimate.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> ENIGMA MACHINE. A Rare 3-rotor German Enigma I Enciphering Machine (aka Heeres Enigma). Est $140,000-180,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> BIBLE IN ENGLISH—1611. The Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old Testament, and the New... Est $100,000-200,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> DECLARATION<br>OF INDEPENDENCE. The Providence Gazette; And Country Journal. <br>Est $80,000-120,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> BOWIE, JAMES. 1796-1836. Document Signed "James Bowie". Est $50,000-70,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> KING, AUGUSTA ADA, COUNTESS OF LOVELACE. 1815-1852. Autograph letter signed "A.A. Lovelace". Est $25,000-35,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> MELVILLE, HERMAN. 1819-1891. Moby-Dick. <i>Doors Vocalist Jim Morrison's Copy.</i><br>Est $25,000-35,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> VANCOUVER, GEORGE. 1757-1798. A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean. Est $20,000-30,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> [KING, AUGUSTA ADA, COUNTESS OF LOVELACE. 1815-1852.] Est. $18,000-20,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> CIVIL WAR<br>THE FIRST SECESSION BROADSIDE. Charleston Mercury Extra.<br>Est $15,000-20,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> BILL OF RIGHTS. Gazette of the United States.<br>Est $12,000-18,000.
    <b>Bonhams Apr 13:</b> GEISEL, THEODOR SEUSS. 1904-1991. Original painted clay sculpture, Mulberry Street Unicorn. Est $30,000-50,000.
  • <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer. Scarce first UK edition (and true first) in the original cloth.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> J. D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye. An iconic work of American literature.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Goethe, Faust: Ein Fragment. Rare first publication of Goethe’s masterpiece.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings. First editions of Tolkien’s epic fantasy trilogy.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire. Highspot of American theater.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility. Austen’s first published book.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman. A lovely copy, signed by the author.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Jean de La Fontaine, Fables choisies. A tall paper copy of the famous Oudry edition.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> John Milton, Paradise Lost. First illustrated edition of Milton’s masterpiece of English literature.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are. Highspot of children’s illustrated books.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles. Offered here in exceptional condition.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian. Most important work of American fiction from the 1980s.
  • <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Gold mining boomtown collection of 23 photos<br>of Goldfield, Nevada (1905)
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> Columbus and New World Exploration manuscript (1512)
    <b>19th Century Shop.</b> A. J. Russell.<br>The Great West (1869) 50 original mounted photos
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. Isaac Newton. <i>Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica</i> (1687).
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. Shakespeare's <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies</i> (1632).
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. John Rockefeller. Ambrotype, the earliest known photograph of Rockefeller.
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. Muybridge, <i>Animal Locomotion</i> (1887) subscriber's copy.
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