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Auction Name
Books
Auction Date
08/13/2020 - 08/14/2020
Sale Number
#81320
Total Lots
592
Sold Lots
522
Lots Sold
88.18%
Unsold Lots
70
Total Sales (GBP)
61,719.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
45,295.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
62,335.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
58,990.00
High Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
80,250.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
76.91%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
401

MODERN HALF CALF BOOK BOX

1800 GBP 1,200.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 6,500.00
145 CHARLES DICKENS: PHIZ

OLIVER TWIST OR THE PARISH BOY'S PROGRESS

1838 GBP 400.00 - 500.00 GBP 1,950.00
455

THE NAVAL CHRONICLE

1799-18 GBP 2,000.00 - 2,500.00 GBP 1,700.00
594 PETER HENRY EMERSON

WILD LIFE ON A TIDAL WATER, THE ADVENTURES OF A HOUSE-BOAT AND HER CREW

1890 GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 GBP 1,500.00
422 SIR EDWARD BERRY "AN OFFICER OF RANK IN THE SQUADRON"

AN AUTHENTIC NARRATIVE OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF HIS MAJESTY'S SQUADRON UNDER THE COMMAND OF REAR-ADMIRAL SIR HORATIO NELSON FROM ITS SAILING FROM GIBRALTAR TO THE CONCLUSION OF THE GLORIOUS BATTLE OF THE NILE

1798 GBP 200.00 - 250.00 GBP 920.00
446 HARMODIUS

ODE TO LORD NELSON ON HIS CONQUEST IN EGYPT

1798 GBP 80.00 - 120.00 GBP 790.00
393 JAMES RALPHE

NAVAL BIOGRAPHY OF GREAT BRITAIN CONSISTING OF HISTORICAL MEMOIRS OF THOSE OFFICERS OF THE BRITISH NAVY WHO DISTINGUISHED THEMSELVES DURING THE REIGN OF HIS MAJESTY GEORGE III

1828 GBP 400.00 - 500.00 GBP 780.00
505

THE LONDON GAZETTE FOR THE YEAR 1805 PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY

[1805] GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 GBP 780.00
273 WILLIAM J TARLING

CAFE ROYAL COCKTAIL BOOK

1937 GBP 500.00 - 600.00 GBP 750.00
397 ANON

BIOGRAPHY, SKETCHES OF THE LIVES OF ADMIRAL LORD NELSON AND GENERAL BUONAPARTE - THE HISTORY OF EGYPT, RIVER NILE AND HOLY LAND…

1799 GBP 400.00 - 500.00 GBP 720.00
55 STEPHEN HAWKING

MY BRIEF HISTORY

2013 GBP 100.00 - 150.00 GBP 720.00
367

THE AVICULTURAL MAGAZINE, 1892-1904, 1906-1914

1892-1904, 1906-1914 GBP 300.00 - 350.00 GBP 650.00
558 REV DANIEL LYSONS

THE ENVIRONS OF LONDON BEING AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE TOWNS, VILLAGES AND HAMLETS WITHIN TWELVE MILES OF THAT CAPITAL INTERSPERSED WITH BIOGRAPHICAL ANECDOTES

1810 GBP 2,000.00 - 2,500.00 GBP 580.00
470 NAVY OFFICE

A LIST OF HIS MAJESTY'S ROYAL NAVY

GBP 200.00 - 250.00 GBP 560.00
48 SEAMUS HEANEY

DISTRICT AND CIRCLE

2006 GBP 75.00 - 100.00 GBP 560.00
426 WILLIAM CLARK RUSSELL

HORATIO NELSON AND THE NAVAL SUPREMACY OF ENGLAND

1890 GBP 350.00 - 400.00 GBP 520.00
503 JOSEPH HAYDN

MESSE A 4 VOIX ACCOMPAGNEMENT DE 2 VIOLONS, VIOLA ET BASSE, UNE FLUTE, 2 HAUTBOIS, 2 BASSONS, 2 CORS, 3 TROMPETTES, TIMBALES ET ORGUE COMPOSEE PAR JOSEPH HAYDN NO III PARTITION

[1803] GBP 100.00 - 150.00 GBP 520.00
499 JOHN MARSHALL

ROYAL NAVAL BIOGRAPHY OR MEMOIRS OF THE SERVICES OF ALL THE FLAG-OFFICERS SUPERANNUATED REAR-ADMIRALS RETIRED-CAPTAINS POST-CAPTAINS AND COMMANDERS...

1823-30 GBP 150.00 - 200.00 GBP 500.00
508 ANON

THE PUBLIC CHARACTERS - PUBLIC CHARACTERS OF 1798

1801-1802 GBP 150.00 - 200.00 GBP 500.00
385 [JOSEPH ASTON]

THE LIFE OF THE MUCH LAMENTED VICE-ADMIRAL LORD VISCOUNT NELSON...

1805 GBP 200.00 - 250.00 GBP 500.00
  • <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>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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