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

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

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

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

Franklin Library.- A collection of 36 vol.,

1983-86. GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 671.00
  • <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>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, wallpaper sample book, circa 1919. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Archive from a late office of the Breuer & Smith architectural team, New York, 1960-70s. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> William Morris, <i>The Story of the Glittering Plain or the Land of Living Men,</i> illustrated by Walter Crane, Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1894. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustave Doré, <i>La Sainte Bible selon la Vulgate,</i> Tours, 1866. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Gustav Klimt & Max Eisler, <i>Eine Nachlese,</i> complete set, Vienna, 1931. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>Eric Allatini & Gerda Wegener, <i>Sur Talons Rouges,</i> with original watercolor by Wegener, Paris, 1929. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>C.P. Cavafy, <i>Fourteen Poems,</i> illustrated & signed by David Hockney, London, 1966. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b> Jean Midolle, <i>Spécimen des Écritures Modernes...</i>, Strasbourg, 1834-35. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Apr 26:</b><br>E.A. Seguy, <i>Floréal: Dessins & Coloris Nouveaux,</i> Paris, 1925. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN. Autograph Manuscript sketch-leaf part of the score of the Scottish Songs, "Sunset" Op. 108 no 2. [Vienna, February 1818]. Inscribed by Alexander Wheelock Thayer. SOLD for $131,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> Violin belonging to Albert Einstein, presented to him by Oscar H. Steger, 1933. SOLD for $516,500
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Autograph Letter Signed ("Papa") to his son Hans Albert, discussing his involvement with the atomic bomb, September 2, 1945. SOLD for $106,250
    <b>Bonhams: Results from Fine Books and Manuscripts on March 9, 2018</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> HAMILTON, ALEXANDER. Autograph Letter Signed, to Baron von Steuben, with extensive notes of Von Steuben's aide Benjamin Walker, June 12, 1780. SOLD for $16,250
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> NEWTON, ISAAC. Autograph Manuscript in Latin, being detailed instructions on making the philosopher's stone. 8 pp. 1790s. SOLD for $275,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 9:</b> 1869 Inauguration Bible of President Ulysses S. Grant. SOLD for $118,750
  • <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> E.H. SHEPARD, Original drawing for A.A. Milne’s The House at Pooh Corner.<br>$40,000-60,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> BERNARD RATZER, Plan of the City of New York in North America, surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767. $80,000-100,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> THOMAS JEFFERSON, Autograph letter signed comparing Logan, Tecumseh, and Little Turtle to the Spartans. Monticello: 15 February 1821. $14,000-18,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN C. FREMONT, Narrative of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, in the Year 1842.. Abridged edition, the only one containing the folding map From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $3,000-5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ZANE GREY, Album containing 94 large format photographs of Grey and party at Catalina Island, Arizona, and fishing in the Pacific. From the Sporting Library of Arnold “Jake” Johnson. $5,000-$8,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> WILLIAM COMBE, A History of Madeira ... illustrative of the Costumes, Manners, and Occupations of the Inhabitants. produced by Ackermann in 1821; From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> ERIC TAVERNER, Salmon Fishing... One of 275 copies signed by Taverner, published in 1931,From the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN WHITEHEAD, Exploration of Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo. Whitehead reached the high point of Kinabalu in 1888. Part of a major group of travel books from the Sporting Library of Jake Johnson. $2,000-$3,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> JOHN LONG, Voyages and Travels of an Indian Interpreter and Trader, describing the Manners and Customs of the North American Indians... The first edition of 1791. $3,000-$5,000
    <b>Doyle, April 25:</b> SAMUEL BECKETT, Stirrings Still. This, Beckett’s last work of fiction with original lithographs by Le Brocquy, limited to 200 copies signed by the author and the artist. From the Estate of Howard Kaminsky.. $1,500-$2,500
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