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Auction Name
Fine Books, Manuscripts, and Works on Paper
Auction Date
07/15/2021 - 07/15/2021
Sale Number
#1076
Total Lots
437
Sold Lots
364
Lots Sold
83.30%
Unsold Lots
73
Total Sales (GBP)
719,225.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
394,550.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
560,850.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
523,700.00
High Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
736,950.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
97.59%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
436 Stieglitz (Alfred, editor)

Camera Work: A Photographic Quarterly

1913-1916. GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 GBP 25,000.00
205 Erra Pater (pseudonym)

The Prognosticacion for ever of Erra Pater

c. 1580s. GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 GBP 20,000.00
245

to al the Statutes made from the beginning of the raigne of Kyng Edwarde the vi

1570-76. GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 18,750.00
274 Hobbes (Thomas)

Leviathan, or The Matter, Forme & Power of a Common-Wealth

1651 GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 16,250.00
364 Le Carré (John)

Call for the Dead

1961 GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 15,000.00
388 Orwell (George)

Coming Up for Air

1939 GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 GBP 15,000.00
82 Kepler (Johannes)

Prodomus dissertationum cosmographicarum, continens Mysterium Cosmographicum…

1621 GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 13,750.00
292

Bristol maritime & merchants trading with America & the West Indies.- An excellent archive of printed and manuscript material relating to Bristol's shipping and merchant life

1761 GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 GBP 12,500.00
409 [Dodgson (Charles Lutwidge)], "Lewis Carroll."

Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There

1893 GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 GBP 11,250.00
232 Coote (Capt. Maxwell. H.)

An archive of material relating to Churchill and Lawrence

1920-1968 GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 GBP 11,050.00
400 Waugh (Evelyn)

[The Sword of Honour Trilogy]

1952 GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 10,000.00
437 Piper (John)

Brighton Aquatints. Twelve original aquatints of modern Brighton with short descriptions by the artist and an introduction by Lord Alfred Douglas

1939 GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 9,375.00
390 Ransome (Arthur)

Swallows and Amazons

1930 GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 GBP 9,375.00
170 Gerard (John)

The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes

1636 GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 8,750.00
304 Le Fanu (Joseph Sheridan)

The Wyvern Mystery

1869 GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 7,250.00
208 [Southwell (Sir Robert)]

17th century Grand Tour to Italy.- Commonplace Book & Diary

1660 GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 6,875.00
278 Graunt (Capt. John)

Natural and Political Observations Mentioned in a following Index, and made upon the Bills of Mortality

1665 GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 6,875.00
387 Orwell (George)

Homage to Catalonia

1938 GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 6,875.00
158 Johnson (Theophilus)

Illustrations of Typical Birds: First Series

1900 GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 6,875.00
181 Ptolomaeus (Claudius)

Geographiae libri octo

1584 GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 6,250.00
  • <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Athanasius. <i>Illustrium Virorum Opuscula,</i> Paris, 1500. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> <i>The New Testament of Jesus Christ, Translated Faithfully into English,</i> Rheims, John Fogny, 1582. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Stith, William. <i>The First History of Virginia printed in America,</i> [Williamsburg, 1747]. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b><br>S. Bonaventure. <i>Commentarius in Secundum Librum Sententiarum Petri Lombardi,</i> Venice, 1477. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Juvenalis, Junii. <i>Satyrae,</i> with the commentary of Domitius Calderinus, Venice, 1475. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Horatius Flaccus, Quintus. <i>Opera.</i> Ed. with commentary of Christophorus Landinus, Florence, 1482. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Scotus, Duns. <i>Quaestiones in Quattuor Libros Sententiarum,</i> 1476-1477. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Polidori, John. <i>The Vampyre, A Tale,</i> Paris, 1819. $1,000 to $2,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Stowe, Harriet Beecher. <i>Uncle Tom's Cabin,</i> Vol. I and II, 1852, and a Later Edition, 1885. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <center><b>iGavel Auctions<br>Antiquarian and Other Books<br>September 14 – October 12</b>
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Twain, Mark. <i>The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,</i> 1877 [and] <i>The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,</i> 1885. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> Book of Hours, Illuminated Vellum, Calendar of Months, 15th century. $600 to $900.
    <b>iGavel Auctions, Sep. 14 – Oct. 12:</b> <i>Picturesque,</i> America, Europe, Palestine, and Russia, 1872-1885. $400 to $600.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> C.F. Payne, <i>Micawber—Imitating Norman Rockwell's "Triple self-portrait,"</i> acrylic, watercolor & colored pencil, 2002. Sold June 2021 for $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Jane Russell, archive of letters written during a whaling voyage, 1840s. Sold July 2021 for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Guild of Women Binders, exhibition binding of A.F. Pollard’s <i>Henry VIII,</i> London, 1902. Sold July 2021 for $12,350.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Robert Frost, <i>Collected Poems,</i> author’s presentation copy, signed, with entirety of <i>Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening</i> inscribed, NY, 1930. Sold June 2021 for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> James Joyce, <i>Ulysses,</i> deluxe limited issue, signed, London, 1936. Sold June 2021 for $21,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Mercator [family], <i>[World and Continents],</i> 5 double-page maps, Amsterdam, c. 1633. Sold June 2021 for $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> George Schlegel, <i>New York, Taken from Central Park,</i> hand-finished color-tinted lithograph, 1874. Sold June 2021 for $11,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolaus Copernicus, <i>De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium,</i> second edition, Basel, 1566. Sold April 2021 for $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Book of Hours, Use of Utrecht, illuminated manuscript, c. 1435-45. Sold April 2021 for $60,000.
  • <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Bible, English. The Holy Bible, Second Folio edition, the "Great She Bible", engraved More-Speed 1611 map of Canaan, Robert Barker, 1613-11. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Galilei (Galileo). <i>Opere,</i> 2 vol., first collected edition, Bologna, Heirs of Dozza for Carlo Manolessi, 1656-1655. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Venetian choirbook.- Single leaf from a 13th century Venetian antiphonal, with large decorated initial, manuscript on vellum, Venice, [c.1260]. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Petrarca (Francesco). <i>Rerum vulrgarium fragmenta,</i> decorated manuscript on paper, Italy, [second half of the 15th century]. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> New York School of abstract expressionists.- Abbott (Mary Lee). [Sketch book of original artwork], [New York], 1945. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Contemporary colouring.- Nitzschewitz (Hermannus). <i>Novum beatae Mariaevirginis psalterium,</i> Zinna, Press of the Cistercian Monastery, 1493. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Shakespeare source book.- Montemayor (Jorge de). Diana of George of Montemayor: translated out of Spanish into English by Bartholomew Yong, first edition in English, B[ishop]., 1598. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Milton (John). Poems of Mr. John Milton, Both English and Latin, Compos'd at several times, first edition, state with "S" in "S. Pauls" in imprint, 1645. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Greene (Graham). <i>The Power and the Glory,</i> first edition, 1940. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts<br>& Works on Paper<br>30th September 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Crowley (Aleister). View of the Tyrrhenian Sea, probably from the hill behind the abbey of Thelema, Cefalù, Sicily, charcoal, [1921]. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> Fleming (Ian). <i>Casino Royale,</i> first edition, 1953. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Sep. 30:</b> China.- Thomson (John). <i>Illustrations of China and Its People,</i> 4 vol., first edition, 96 photographic plates, 1873-74. £15,000 to £20,000.
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