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Auction Name
Books and Manuscripts: A Summer Miscellany -bidstart 7/28
Auction Date
08/04/2020 - 08/04/2020
Sale Number
#L20409
Total Lots
194
Sold Lots
147
Lots Sold
75.77%
Unsold Lots
47
Total Sales (GBP)
1,399,419.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
694,550.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
1,016,750.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
907,000.00
High Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
1,300,550.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
107.60%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
68 CAPOTE, TRUMAN

CAPOTE | Breakfast at Tiffany's, revised typescript, 1958

GBP 120,000.00 - 180,000.00 GBP 378,000.00
168 WILDE, OSCAR

WILDE | Autograph letter signed, to George Alexander, outlining the plot of The Importance of Being Earnest, 1894

1894 GBP 100,000.00 - 150,000.00 GBP 126,000.00
4 ANNING, MARY

ANNING, MARY | autograph letter signed, to William Buckland, [1829]

1829 GBP 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 GBP 100,800.00
31 ELLIOT, DANIEL GIRAUD

ELLIOT, D.G. | A Monograph of the Phasianidae, New York 1870-1872, 2 volumes

1870-1872 GBP 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 GBP 69,300.00
21 CORONELLI, VINCENZO

CORONELLI | Atlante Veneto, 1691

1691 GBP 50,000.00 - 60,000.00 GBP 56,700.00
160 WILDE, OSCAR

WILDE | 'Confessions of Tastes, Habits and Convictions', authorial manuscript, 1877

1870 GBP 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 GBP 47,880.00
170 WILDE, OSCAR

WILDE | The Importance of Being Earnest, 1898, one of 100 copies, presentation copy inscribed to Reginald Turner

1899 GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 GBP 47,880.00
29 EINSTEIN, ALBERT

EINSTEIN I Signed photograph, 1955

GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 GBP 40,320.00
30 ELLIOT, DANIEL GIRAUD

ELLIOT, D.G.| A Monograph of the Paradiseidae, or Birds of Paradise, New York 1873, folio, 36 plates

1873 GBP 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 GBP 25,200.00
28 EDWARDS, GEORGE

EDWARDS | A natural history of birds [Gleanings of natural history], 1802–1806 (watermarks 1816–1824)

1802–1806 (WATERMARKS 1816–1824) GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 GBP 20,160.00
63 DANTE ALIGHIERI

ASHENDENE PRESS | Dante, la Divina Commedia, 1902-1905

1902-1905 GBP 14,000.00 - 18,000.00 GBP 17,640.00
105 LAWRENCE, T.E.

LAWRENCE, T.E. | Seven Pillars of Wisdom, 1926, 1st US edition, NO.7 OF 22 COPIES, signed by Doran

1926 GBP 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 GBP 17,640.00
175

WORLD WAR II | Japanese Instrument of Surrender in Hong Kong, 16 September 1945

1945 GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 GBP 17,640.00
37 GOULD, JOHN

GOULD, J. | Monograph of the Trogonidae, London 1835-1838, folio

1835-1838 GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 GBP 16,380.00
40 JAILLOT, CHARLES HUBERT--NICOLAS SANSON D'ABBEVILLE

JAILLOT AND SANSON | Atlas Nouveau. Contenant toutes les parties du Monde, 1692-1693, 2 volumes

1692-93 GBP 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 GBP 16,380.00
149 SCARFE, GERALD

SCARFE | Pink Floyd's "The Wall" - Teacher, Wife, Mother and Pink, original drawing

GBP 7,000.00 - 9,000.00 GBP 16,380.00
164 WILDE, OSCAR

WILDE | The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891, number 114 of 250 copies signed by the author

1891 GBP 7,000.00 - 9,000.00 GBP 16,380.00
47

MEDICINE | Manuscript medical and culinary recipe book, 17th centuy

GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 GBP 15,120.00
5 [ASTLEY, JOHN]

ASTLEY | The art of riding, London, 1584, later calf, drop-back box

1584 GBP 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 GBP 12,600.00
53 PENNANT, THOMAS

PENNANT | The British zoology, 1761-1766

1761-1766 GBP 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 GBP 10,710.00
  • <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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