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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 Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Caius Julius Hyginus, <i>Poeticon Astronomicon,</i> first illustrated edition, Venice, 1482. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Giovanni Botero, <i>Le Relationi Universali... divise in Sette Parti</i>, Venice, 1618. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> <i>L'Escole des Filles</i>, likely third edition of the first work of pornographic fiction in French, 1676. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Illuminated Book of Hours in Latin on vellum, Flanders, early 16th century. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Johannes Regiomontanus, <i>Calendarium,</i> Venice, 1485. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Pedro de Medina, <i>Libro d[e] gra[n]dezas y cosas memorables de España,</i> Alcalá de Henares, 1566. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:<br>Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b><br>Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> Salamanca, circa 1496-97. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Andrés Serrano, <i>Los Siete Principes de los Ángeles, válidos de Rey del Cielo,</i> Spain, 1707. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 8:</b> Johannes de Sacrobosco, <i>Sphaera mundi,</i> first illustrated edition, Venice, 1478. $15,000 to $20,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> A Rare 3-rotor German Enigma I Enciphering Machine. $70,000 to $90,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Important collection of correspondence between Werner Heisenberg and Bruno Rossi. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Walt Whitman Autograph manuscript containing his thoughts on death. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> David Roberts. <i>Holy Land</i>. Six volumes. 1842-1849. First edition. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Extensive collection of Ray Bradbury's primary works, most signed or inscribed. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Peter Force. Declaration of Independence. $12,000 to $18,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Steinbeck. <i>Grapes of Wrath</i>. A fine copy of the first edition. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Lewis & Clark. <i>Travels to the Source of the Missouri River</i>... First English edition, extra-illustrated. 1814. $10,000 to 15,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> Manuscript document signed by Nuno de Guzman relating to Hernan Cortes, 1528. $8,000 to $12,000
    <b>Bonhams, Feb. 11:</b> “Nos los inquisidores..." The first book in English printed West of the Mississippi. [1787]. $5,000 to $8,000.
  • <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Collection of 131 Herbert Ponting gelatin silver contact prints of Antartica, £6000-8000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> One of several lots of Henri Cartier-Bresson gelatin silver prints, £200-300
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Vintage gelatin silver print of Diego Rivera by Leonard McCombe, £300-500
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print portrait by Julia Margaret Cameron of Sir John Herschel (April, 1867), £30,000-50,000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print by Julia Margaret Cameron, Love, 1864 (from the Norman album), £1000-1500
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print by Lewis Carroll of Twyford School Eleven (Summer Term, 1859), £1000-1500
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Albumen print portrait by Lewis Carroll of Xie Kitchin as 'Dane' (Oxford, 1873), £500-800
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Calotype print (c1845) by Hill & Adamson of Lady Elizabeth (Rigby) Eastlake, £3000-4000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Group of 12 waxed paper negatives of Scottish scenes by Thomas Keith, mid-1850s, £3000-5000
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> One of 15 lots of Roger Fenton salt prints of his work in the Crimea, mid-1850s, £400-600
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Quarter plate ambrotype (c.1860s) with ethnographic portrait of a woman seated at a table, £400-600
    <b>Dominic Winter, March 9:</b> Rare whole plate thermoplastic union case of the Landing of Columbus (c.1858),part of the John Hannavy collection, £1500-2000
  • <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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