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Auction Info

Auction Name
Fine Books, Atlases, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs
Auction Date
08/19/2020 - 08/19/2020
Sale Number
#26014
Total Lots
260
Sold Lots
236
Lots Sold
90.77%
Unsold Lots
24
Total Sales (GBP)
841,693.50
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
356,800.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
552,200.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
686,500.00
High Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
1,023,500.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
82.24%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
233 KANDINSKY (WASSILY)

Klänge, FIRST EDITION, NUMBER 64 OF 300 COPIES SIGNED BY THE ARTIST, Munich, R. Piper & Co., [1913]

1913 GBP 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 GBP 37,562.50
223 LAWRENCE (T.E.)

Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph, PRIVATELY PRINTED EDITION, INSCRIBED BY LAWRENCE "INCOMPLETE COPY. I.XII.26 T.E.S." on p.XIX, [Printed for the author by Manning Pike and H.J. Hodgson, 1926]

1926 GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 GBP 35,062.50
232 JONES (DAVID)

Series of one hundred and twenty six letters signed Northwick Lodge, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Monks Dene Residential Hotel, 2 Northwick Park Road, Harrow and Calvary Nursing Home, Sudbury ("Sodbury") Hill, Harrow, [mostly dated in Welsh], 4 February 1959 to 27

1959-1974 GBP 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 GBP 35,062.50
155 INDIA - PHOTOGRAPHY BEATO (FELICE)

Panorama of Delhi taken from the Jamma Masjid, 1858

1858 GBP 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 GBP 25,062.50
137 JAILLOT (ALEXIS HUBERT)

Atlas nouveau contenant toutes les parties du monde, ou sont exactement remarqués les empires, monarchies, royaumes, estats, republiques & peuples qui s'y trouvent á present, 2 vol. in one, Paris, Hubert Jaillot, 1696 [but Amsterdam, Pierre Mortier,

1696, 1700 GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 GBP 23,812.50
160 INDIA - PHOTOGRAPHY BEATO (FELICE)

Six photographs of Amritsar including the Golden Temple complex, 1858-1859

1858-1859 GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 GBP 20,062.50
158 INDIA - PHOTOGRAPHY BEATO (FELICE)

Panorama of Lucknow taken from the Kaiser Bagh Palace, 1585

1585 GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 GBP 17,562.50
157 INDIA - PHOTOGRAPHY BEATO (FELICE)

Eighteen photographs of Delhi and environs, 1858-1859

1858-1859 GBP 2,000.00 - 4,000.00 GBP 16,312.50
159 INDIA - PHOTOGRAPHY BEATO (FELICE)

Twenty-four photographs of Lucknow, together with 2 parts of a panorama, 1858

1858 GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 16,312.50
193 EINSTEIN (ALBERT)

Photograph signed and inscribed to the photographer ("To Mr Tycko/ Albert Einstein. 1932"), 1932

1932 GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 16,312.50
38 MANUSCRIPT - CULINARY & MEDICINAL RECEIPTS

Recipe book, bearing the ownership inscription of "Sarah Turner" and the date "1658", 1658 to c.1755

1658 to c.1755 GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 GBP 15,062.50
86 CHARLES I

The shoes reputedly worn by Charles I on the day of his execution, Tuesday 30 January 1649, (2)

GBP 2,000.00 - 4,000.00 GBP 15,062.50
156 INDIA - PHOTOGRAPHY BEATO (FELICE)

Seventeen photographs of Delhi, 1858-1859

1858-1859 GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 15,062.50
49 MANUSCRIPT RECIPE BOOK

Book of culinary receipts written in several late seventeenth and eighteenth century hands late seventeenth to mid eighteenth century

late seventeenth to mid eighteenth century GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 12,562.50
177 GOULD (JOHN)

The Birds of Great Britain, vol. 1 (of 5), FIRST EDITION, by the Author, 1873

GBP 5,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 12,562.50
44 MANUSCRIPT RECIPE BOOK - LAURENCE STERNE & YORKSHIRE

Recipe and household book kept by the Croft family of Stillington Hall, North Yorkshire, mid eighteenth to early nineteenth century

mid eighteenth to early nineteenth century GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 11,937.50
138 LAURIE (ROBERT) AND JAMES WHITTLE

A New and Elegant Imperial Sheet Atlas, Comprehending General and Particular Maps of Every Part of the World, Laurie & Whittle, 1797

1797 GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 11,937.50
255 WAUGH (EVELYN)

Vile Bodies, FIRST EDITION, Chapman & Hall, 1930

1930 GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 11,312.50
107 TOLSTOY (LEO)

Anna Karenina, 3 vol., FIRST EDITION, Moscow, T. Ris, 1878

1878 GBP 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 GBP 11,312.50
229 DODGSON (CHARLES LUTWIDGE) 'LEWIS CARROLL'

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, FIRST PUBLISHED (SECOND ENGLISH) EDITION, Macmillan (2)

1866 1865 GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 10,062.50
  • <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>James Bond: A Collection of<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>The Property of a Gentleman<br>11 November 2020<br>London</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>Casino Royale,</i> 1953, first edition, presentation copy. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>Live and Let Die,</i> 1954, first edition, presentation copy inscribed to Winston Churchill. £50,000 to £70,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>Moonraker,</i> 1955, first edition, presentation copy inscribed to Raymond Chandler. £70,000 to £100,000.
    <b><center>Sotheby’s<br>James Bond: A Collection of<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>The Property of a Gentleman<br>11 November 2020<br>London</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | Diamonds are Forever, [1955-56], the final revised typescript. £80,000 to £120,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>The Spy Who Loved Me,</i> 1962, first edition, presentation copy to Robert Kennedy. £35,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 11:</b> FLEMING | <i>From Russia, With Love,</i> 1957, first edition. £2,000 to £3,000
  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MACHIAVELLI, Niccolò. <i>Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, The life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca…</i> Translated by Edward Dacres. London, 1640. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FILSON, John. <i>The Discovery, Settlement and present State of Kentucke: and An Essay towards the Topography, and Natural History of that important Country…</i> Wilmington, Del.: James Adams, 1784. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> ELUARD, Paul. <i>Un poeme dans chaque livre.</i> Paris: Louis Broder, 1956. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LEWIS, James Otto. [<i>Aboriginal Port Folio.</i> Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1835-1836]. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS]. BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin. [Southern Netherlands (Ghent or Bruges), c.1460]. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MORE, Thomas, Sir. <i>The Workes ... wrytten by him in the Englysh tongue.</i> Edited by William Rastell. London, 1557. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. MORRIS, William. <i>Love is Enough.</i> Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897. $5,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed as President (“A. Lincoln”), 24 February 1863. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> WASHINGTON, George. Address panel with autograph free frank signed ("G:o Washington"), as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, 5 August 1777. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Beastly Baby.</i> N.p.: The Fantod Press, 1962. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FROST, Robert. Photographic reproduction signed and inscribed ("Robert Frost”), to R.V. Thornton, 1955. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Bug Book.</i> New York: Looking Glass Library, 1959. $500 to $700.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Jane Austen, <i>Pride & Prejudice,</i> 3 volumes, first edition, London, 1813. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> John Hancock, Uncommon Privateer Commission, signed as President of Continental Congress, 1777. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Frank Lloyd Wright, photograph signed & inscribed. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Abraham Lincoln, document signed conscripting troops for first national draft in U.S., 1863. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Jane Austen, <i>Sense & Sensibility,</i> 3 volumes, first edition, London, 1811. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Charles Dickens, <i>American Notes for General Circulation,</i> first edition, inscribed to Richard Henry Dana, Jr., London, 1842. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> John Maynard Keynes, <i>The General Theory of Employment, Interest & Money,</i> first edition, London, 1936. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Alexandre Raymond, <i>L’Art Islamique en Orient,</i> 2 volumes, first editions, Péra-Constantinople, 1922-24. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 17:</b> Igor Stravinsky, autograph musical quotation signed, 3 bars from <i>Perséphone,</i> 1936. $1,500 to $2,500.
  • <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Laurie, Richard Holmes (1777-1858). <i>Fredonia or the United States of North-America</i> (Lot 1324, Estimate: $8,000-12,000)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Stieglitz, Alfred (1864-1946). Edward Steichen's Personal Set of <i>Camera Work, Vol. 1-50</i> (Lot 1073, Estimate: $250,000-350,000)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Austen, Jane (1775-1817). Rare Set of Five First Edition Works (Lot 1112, Estimate: $20,000-30,000)
    <center><b>Skinner: Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>November 2 – 12, 2020</b>
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Whitney, Josiah (1819-1896). <i>The Yosemite Book</i> (Lot 1083, Estimate: $6,000-8,000)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Clemens, Samuel L., Theodore Roosevelt, et al. <i>Liber Scriptorum. The First Book of the Authors Club</i> (Lot 1123, Estimate: $3,000-5,000)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Leonard, Herman LeRoy Williams (c. 1814-1872). <i>Oregon Territory</i> (Lot 1275, Estimate: $3,000-4,000)
    <center><b>Skinner: Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>November 2 – 12, 2020</b>
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> King, Martin Luther, Jr. (1929-1968). Typed Letter Signed, 12 January, 1959 (Lot 1233, Estimate: $2,000-4,000)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> <i>Recens Edita totius Novi Belgii, in American Septentrionali,</i> Conrad Lotter, mid-18th century (Lot 1325, Estimate: $2,000-3,000)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Hoppe, Emile Otto (1878-1972). <i>Deutsche Arbeit Bilder Vom Wiederaufstieg Deutschlands</i> (Lot 1041, Estimate: $500-700)
    <center><b>Skinner: Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>November 2 – 12, 2020</b>
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Audubon, John James (1785-1851). Capra Americana, Rocky Mountain Goat, Plate CXXVIII (Lot 1308, Estimate: $600-800)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> Manuscript Book of Returns from the 8th Massachusetts Regiment of Foot, 1779-1781 (Lot 1208, Estimate: $3,000-5,000)
    <b>Skinner, Nov. 2 – 12:</b> <i>Die Flache.</i> Vienna: Anton Schroll [1910] (Lot 1410, Estimate: $800-1,200)
    <center><b>Skinner: Fine Books & Manuscripts<br>November 2 – 12, 2020</b>
  • <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> REGAMEY, Felix (1844-1906). Unique drawing showing Verlaine and Rimbaud in London, September 1872. €70,000 to 100,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LABORDE, Alexandre de (1773-1842). <i>Voyage pittoresque et historique de l’Espagne.</i> Paris : 1806-1820. €20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> BOCCACE, Jean (1313-1375). <i>Il Decamerone…</i> Venise : Gabriele Giolito di Ferrari, 1542.<br>€ 12,000 to 15,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LAMBERT, Yvon (1936). Full collection of writings from <i>Une rêverie émanée de mes loisirs.</i> Paris : 1992 - 2018. €50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> JOUVE, Paul (1878-1973) -- KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936). <i>La Chasse de Kaa.</i> Paris : Javal & Bourdeaux, 1930. €2,000 to 3,000
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