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Christies

Auction Info

Auction Name
Snowdon: A Life in Art and Objects - online bidstart 9/4
Auction Date
09/24/2020 - 09/24/2020
Sale Number
#19648
Total Lots
35
Sold Lots
26
Lots Sold
74.29%
Unsold Lots
9
Total Sales (GBP)
83,750.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
29,300.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
49,800.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
36,000.00
High Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
60,000.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
139.58%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
14 Barbara Beaton (1912-1973) and Cecil Beaton (1904-1980)

'THE BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS' - A RARE 1933 SCRAPBOOK GIVEN TO OLGA LYNN BY BARBARA BEATON

1933 GBP 5,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 22,500.00
51 LORD SNOWDON (1930-2017)

David Hockney, 1963

1963 GBP 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 GBP 8,125.00
88 LORD SNOWDON (1930-2017)

Yves Saint Laurent, 1987

1987 GBP 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 GBP 5,625.00
8 LORD SNOWDON (1930-2017)

Michael Clark, 1987

1987 GBP 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 GBP 5,000.00
83 Antony Armstrong-Jones (1930-2017)

Acrilan Advert, 1957

1957 GBP 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 GBP 4,750.00
91 THE DESIGN FOR THE INVESTITURE OF H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES, 1969: Carl Toms O.B.E. (1927-1999)

Design for the dais and podium for the Investiture of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales at Caenarfon Castle,

GBP 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 GBP 4,375.00
90 LORD SNOWDON (1930-2017)

Ian McKellen, 1984

1984 GBP 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 GBP 4,000.00
107 LORD SNOWDON (1930-2017)

Invesiture Chair (i); Kitchen Chair (ii); Stationmaster Chair (iii); Wicker Chair (iv), 2013

2013 GBP 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 GBP 3,750.00
130 LORD SNOWDON (1930-2017)

Isabella Rossellini and Mikhail Baryshnikov, 1984

1984 GBP 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 GBP 3,500.00
139 LORD SNOWDON (1930-2017)

San Giorgio, Venice, 1995

1995 GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00 GBP 3,000.00
94

The Investiture of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales The Record of Procedures for the Investiture Ceremony, 1969sold not subject to returnThe Investiture of HRH The Prince of Wales at Caernarvon Castle, 1 July 1969, Record of Procedures adopted by the Ministry o

1969sold not subject to returnThe Investiture of HRH The Prince of Wales at Caernarvon Castle GBP 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 GBP 2,375.00
76

The Holy Bible. Wedding present to Antony Armstrong-Jones and Princess Margaret

GBP 500.00 - 800.00 GBP 2,250.00
137 LORD SNOWDON (1930-2017)

Dame Agatha Christie and Sir Max Mallowan, 1974

1974 GBP 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 GBP 2,125.00
96 H.R.H. The Princess Margaret

Finely bound volumes for H.R.H. The Princess Margaret

GBP 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 GBP 1,375.00
49 LORD SNOWDON (1930-2017)

Gilbert and George, 1981

1981 GBP 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 GBP 1,375.00
50 David Hockney (b. 1937)

Hockney's Alphabet. 1991

1991 GBP 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 GBP 1,375.00
78 Winston S. Churchill (1874-1965) and Clementine Churchill (1885-1977)

Presentation copies of Churchill biographies

GBP 700.00 - 1,000.00 GBP 1,125.00
53 Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon (1930-2017)

Nine books from Lord Snowdon's collection relating to photography and fashion

GBP 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 GBP 1,000.00
140 LORD SNOWDON (1930-2017)

Beluga Whales, 1968 (i); Arab Stallion, 1966 (ii); River Bird, Uganda, 1967 (iii); Naterjack Toad, 1985 (iv)

1968; 1966; 1967; 1985 GBP 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 GBP 1,000.00
82 LORD SNOWDON (1930-2017)

Naterjack toad, 1985

1985 GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00 GBP 875.00
  • <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 Oct 27:</b> Book of Hours with Illuminated Miniatures, France, mid-15th century. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Conradus de Alemania [Halberstadt the Elder], <i>Concordantiae Bibliorum,</i> Strassburg, 1474. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Christopher Marlowe, <i>The Jew of Malta,</i> London, 1633. Earliest extant edition of this antiauthoritarian Elizabethan play. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b><br>Sir Isaac Newton, <i>The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy,</i> first edition in English, 2 volumes, London, 1729. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> John Rae, <i>Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847,</i> first edition, London, 1850. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Philip Pittman, <i>The Present State of the European Settlements on the Mississippi…,</i> first edition, London, 1770. $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Cyanotype of an anatomy class at Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1895. $300 to $400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Equine veterinary formulary, manuscript on paper, East Earl, Pennsylvania, circa 1860. $400 to $600.
  • <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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