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Auction Name
James Bond: A Collection of Books and Manuscripts, The Property of a Gentleman - bidstart 10/28
Auction Date
11/11/2020 - 11/11/2020
Sale Number
#L20424
Total Lots
114
Sold Lots
95
Lots Sold
83.33%
Unsold Lots
19
Total Sales (GBP)
1,230,894.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
603,300.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
905,000.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
730,450.00
High Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
1,089,900.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
112.94%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
11 FLEMING

LIVE AND LET DIE.

1954 GBP 50,000.00 - 70,000.00 GBP 189,000.00
19 FLEMING

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

GBP 80,000.00 - 120,000.00 GBP 138,600.00
4 FLEMING

CASINO ROYALE.

1953 GBP 50,000.00 - 70,000.00 GBP 69,300.00
12 FLEMING

LIVE AND LET DIE.

1954 GBP 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 GBP 63,000.00
52 FLEMING

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME.

1962 GBP 35,000.00 - 50,000.00 GBP 56,700.00
36 FLEMING

GOLDFINGER.

1959 GBP 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 GBP 50,400.00
37 FLEMING

GOLDFINGER.

1959 GBP 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 GBP 50,400.00
24 FLEMING

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE.

1957 GBP 24,000.00 - 35,000.00 GBP 47,880.00
25 FLEMING

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE.

1957 GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 GBP 37,800.00
17 FLEMING

MOONRAKER.

1955 GBP 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 GBP 35,280.00
5 FLEMING

CASINO ROYALE.

1953 GBP 24,000.00 - 35,000.00 GBP 32,760.00
23 FLEMING

FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE.

1957 GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 GBP 32,760.00
40 FLEMING, CHOPPING, HOWARD

ARCHIVE RELATING TO THE DUST-JACKET OF FOR YOUR EYES ONLY:

GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 GBP 32,760.00
110 FLEMING

MANUSCRIPT NOTEBOOK USED DURING A TRIP TO THE FAR EAST

GBP 24,000.00 - 35,000.00 GBP 32,760.00
20 FLEMING

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER.

1956 GBP 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 GBP 25,200.00
28 FLEMING

DR NO.

1958 GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 22,680.00
98 CHANDLER

PLAYBACK.

1958 GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 GBP 22,680.00
30 FLEMING

DR NO.

1958 GBP 5,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 16,380.00
82 FLEMING

THE DIAMOND SMUGGLERS. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ‘JOHN BLAIZE’ FORMERLY OF THE INTERNATIONAL DIAMOND SECURITY ORGANIZATION.

1957 GBP 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 GBP 12,600.00
105 STEVENS--SMITH

TWO VOLUMES OF POETRY, FROM THE LIBRARY OF IAN FLEMING, COMPRISING: Samuel John Stevens. A Wildling Posy. Sonnets and Miscellaneous Poems.

1925 GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 GBP 12,600.00
  • <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 20.<br>Mrs S. C. Belnos.</b> <i>The Sundhya or the Daily Prayers of the Brahmins,</i> 1st edition, 1851. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 20.<br>Sir Harry Darell.</b> <i>China, India, Cape of Good Hope and Vicinity,</i> 1st edition, 1852. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 20.<br><i>Scots Magazine,</i></b> 61 volumes, 1739-1800. With important maps of North America. £1,500 to £2,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Ian Fleming.</b> <i>Casino Royale,</i> 1st edition, 1953. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Virginia Woolf.</b> <i>Really and Truly,</i> 1915. Autograph confessions book. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Evelyn Waugh.</b> <i>Vile Bodies,</i> 1st edition, 1930. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>J. R. R. Tolkien.</b> Autograph letter signed on Old English, with corrected typescript. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Lewis Carroll.</b> <i>The Hunting of the Snark,</i> 1st edition, 1876. Presentation copy. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Essex House Press.</b> <i>Poems of William Shakespeare,</i> 1899. One of 450 copies. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Lafcadio Hearn.</b> <i>A Japanese Miscellany,</i> 1st edition, 1901. Presentation copy. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Jules Verne.</b> <i>Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas,</i> 1st UK edition, 1873. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Jan 21.<br>Charles Dickens.</b> <i>The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit,</i> 1st edition, 1844. Original cloth binding. £800 to £1,200.
  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Carolina Parrot, Plate 26.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $125,000 to $175,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Fish Hawk or Osprey, Plate 81.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $145,000 to $175,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>Brown Pelican, Plate 421.</i> London: Robert Havell, 1827-1838. $75,000 to $100,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> DE BRY, Johann Theodore, attributed to. Pair of Watercolor studies of Tulips. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> FUERTES, Louis Agassiz. <i>Alaskan Brown Bear.</i> Watercolor and gouache on board. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> HILL, Thomas. <i>Big Trees.</i> Oil on canvas. c. 1903. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> GOULD, John. <i>A Monograph of the Macropodidae or Family of Kangaroos.</i> London: by the author, August 1st 1841-May 1st 1842. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> GOULD, John. <i>A Monograph of the Odontophorinae, or Partridges of America.</i> London: Richard and John E. Taylor for the Author, [1844]-1850. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> JANSSONIUS, Joannes. <i>Atlantis majoris quinta pars, orbem maritimum seu omnium marium…</i> Amsterdam: Joannes Janssonius, 1652. $50,000 to $80,000.
    <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>January Auction<br>January 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> DONCKER, Hendrik. <i>De Zee-Atlas ofte Water-Waereld, vertoonende alle de Zee-Kusten van het bekende deel des Aerd-Bodems.</i> Amsterdam: Henrick Doncker, [1658-1665]. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> BURR, David. <i>Map of the City and County of New York with the Adjacent Country.</i> Engraved map with original hand color. Ithaca, NY: Stone & Clark, 1839. $9,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Jan. 23:</b> CURRIER, Nathaniel and IVES, James Merritt. <i>The City of New York.</i> Lithograph with original hand color. New York: Currier & Ives, 1884. $15,000 to $20,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Joseph F. Kernan, <i>College Football,</i> oil on canvas, <i>The Saturday Evening Post</i> cover, 1932. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Joseph C. Leyendecker, <i>Golfer Lighting a Cigarette,</i> oil on canvas, c.1920. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Howard Chandler Christy, <i>In the Field,</i> charcoal & watercolor, published in <i>Scribner’s,</i> 1902. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> N.C. Wyeth, <i>Standish Reading,</i> pen & ink, for <i>The Courtship of Miles Standish,</i> 1920. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Johnanna Stewart Mapes, <i>A Fairy Book,</i> conté crayon, for <i>St. Nicholas Magazine,</i> 1907. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Arnold Lobel, pen & ink, for <i>The Frog & Toad Coloring Book,</i> 1981. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Antonio Lopez, <i>Today’s Fashions,</i> study for <i>The New York Times,</i> 1981. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Charles Schulz, <i>“I’ll have to go back to the house…I forgot my rubbers…”</i> pen & ink, original 4-panel <i>Peanuts comic,</i> 1960. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jan 28:</b> Constantin Alajalov, <i>Family Tree,</i> watercolor and gouache, cover for <i>The New Yorker,</i> 1938. Estimate $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
    <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
    <center><b>Il Ponte Casa d'Aste<br>Books and Manuscripts<br>26 January 2021</b>
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