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Bonhams: Prints

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Auction Name Prints Total Sales (GBP) 684,737.00
Auction Date 07/15/2014 - 07/15/2014 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 464,300.00
Sale Number #21601 High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 675,700.00
Total Lots 146
Sold Lots 85 Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 819,300.00
% of Lots Sold 58.22% High Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 1,199,400.00
Unsold Lots 61 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 57.09%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
121 Lucian Freud

Pluto Aged Twelve

2000 GBP 50,000.00 - 70,000.00 GBP 85,300.00
18 Sybil Andrews CPE

Racing

1934 GBP 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 GBP 43,750.00
76 Salvador Dali

Dante Alighieri: La Divine ComAdie 100 3 folios

1960-64 GBP 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 GBP 40,000.00
4 Albrecht Durer

St Jerome in his study unframed

1514 GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 32,500.00
25 Ethel Spowers

Children's Hoops

1936 GBP 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 GBP 30,000.00
7 Joseph Mallord William Turner

Liber Studiorum 71 in 2 folio boxes

1807-1819 GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 GBP 27,500.00
27 Ethel Spowers

The Rain Cloud

1931 GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 GBP 26,250.00
143 Andy Warhol

Apple, from Ads

1985 GBP 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 GBP 22,500.00
15 Sybil Andrews CPE

The Giant Cable or The New Cable

1931 GBP 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 GBP 18,750.00
101 David Hockney

Kaisarion and All His Beauty

1961 GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 13,125.00
19 Sybil Andrews CPE

The Timber Jim

1932 GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 GBP 12,500.00
6 Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn

Peter and John healing the cripple at the gate of the temple

1659 GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 8,750.00
13 Cyril Edward Power

Skaters

circa 1932 GBP 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 GBP 8,750.00
29 Eveline W. Syme

Belgian Street

circa 1931 GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 8,750.00
81 Various Artists

Eddy Batache: La MysticitA Charnelle de RenA Crevel 13 vol

1976 by Editions Georges Visat GBP 7,000.00 - 10,000.00 GBP 8,750.00
45 Henri Matisse

Danseuse endormie au divan, from Dix Danseuses unframed

1925-6 GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 GBP 8,500.00
40 Otto Dix

Der SelbstmArder, Plate I from Tod und Auferstehung unframed

1922 GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 8,125.00
54 Marc Chagall

Peace Rediscovered, from The Odyssea II

1975 GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 8,125.00
95 Sir Peter Blake

Alphabet 26 unframed

1991 GBP 7,000.00 - 10,000.00 GBP 8,125.00
103 David Hockney RA

Pool Made with Paper and Blue Ink for Book unframed & vol

1980 GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 GBP 8,125.00
122 Jeff Koons

Puppy (Vase)

1998 GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 GBP 8,125.00
146 Roy Lichtenstein

Yellow Brushstroke

1985 GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 GBP 8,125.00
32 Dame Eileen Mayo

Water Carrier

GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 7,500.00
94 Patrick Caulfield

Some Poems of Jules Laforgue 28 vol

1973 GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 GBP 7,500.00
104 David Hockney RA

Vertical Dogs

1995 GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 7,500.00
  • <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>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Extremely Fine Copy of Fantasy Classic. Tolkien (J.R.R.) <i>The Hobbit, or There and Back Again,</i> L. (George Allen & Unwin Ltd. Museum Street) 1937. €20,000 to €30,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Incunabula. [Sirectus, Antonius] O’Fihely (Maurice)Abp. <i>Formalitates de Mente Doctoris Subtilis Scoti Nec Non Stephai Burlifer cum novis additionibus…</i> Venice 14th December 1051 (ie. 1501). €3,000 to €4,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Original Book Illustrations by Pamela Leonard. Illustrations: Regan (Peter) Touchstone, 8vo D. (Mount Salas Press) 1989. €3,500 to €4,500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> [Petit (Jean), Prevel (Jean) & Gregory (Pope)] [Gregorius]. <i>Compendium Textuale Compillationis decretalium Gregorri noni sine qua…</i>, Paris [Dec. 1524]. €350 to €500
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Excessively Rare – V. Fine Copy. [Mac Mahon]. <i>Jus Primatiale Armacanum, In Omnes Archiepiscopos, Episcopos, et Universum Clerum</i>… [n.p.] 1728. €750 to €1,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Madden (R.R.). <i>Travels in Turkey, Egypt, Nubia and Palestine in 1824, 1825, 1826 and 1827,</i> 2 vols. 1822. €500 to €700
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Early English Herbal. Gerarde (John). The Herball or General History of Plants, thick folio L. (John Norton) 1597. €700 to €1,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> The Tehran World War 2 Conference Photograph: [Tehran Conference 1943] An important and iconic Group Photograph showing Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin. €80 to €120
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Natural History Specimens from Jersey Jersey Islands: Westacton [Mrs Acton] Collection of 53 original dried examples of Seaweed collected in Jersey, c. 1860. €300 to €400
    <b>Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:<br>Rare & Collectors’ Sale. May 2, 2018</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> Plyglot Bible: Hutteri (Eliae). <i>Biblia Sacra, Ebraice, Chaldaice, Graece, Latinae, Germanice, Sclavonice.</i> Lg. folio Nurimberg 1599. €250 to €350
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> The American Invasion 1888: “First Ever G.A.A. Hurling Match in America” Medal: G.A.A., The Invaders, 1888. €2,000 to €3,000
    <b>Fonsie Mealy, May 2:</b> “Babe” Ruth and the G.A.A. G.A.A. & Baseball: A unique and early Sporting Association. An original Spalding B12 Baseball Bat. €4,000 to €6,000
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