Auction Reports

Lyon and Turnbull

Auction Info

Auction Name
Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs
Auction Date
06/23/2021 - 06/23/2021
Sale Number
#644
Total Lots
405
Sold Lots
336
Lots Sold
82.96%
Unsold Lots
69
Total Sales (GBP)
412,715.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
154,280.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
226,300.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
217,830.00
High Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
316,550.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
130.38%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
190 Gandhi, Mohandas

Fingerprints and signature, on cardboard

1909 GBP 5,000.00 - 10,000.00 GBP 107,500.00
11 Nevinson, C.R.W.

Modern War Paintings by C.R.W. Nevinson

1917 GBP 700.00 - 1,000.00 GBP 32,500.00
177 [Jane, Lady Grey] - Queen Jane's Council

[Jane, Lady Grey] - Queen Jane's Council - Two Documents, including the Proclamation of Queen Mary I, Mary Tudor

GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 12,500.00
134 [Lawrence, T.E.] - Bruce Rogers - Homer

The Odyssey

1932 GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 GBP 5,250.00
39 Rowling, J.K.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

1997 GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 5,000.00
346 Grierson, J.

Twelve Select Views of the Seat of War

1825 GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 GBP 5,000.00
385

St Kilda - A collection of books and a small archive

GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 4,750.00
23 Blaeu, Joan Guilliemius

Theatrum Orbis Terrarum [Toonneel des Aerdrycx oft Nieuwe Atlas]: Volume V

1654 GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 GBP 4,250.00
318 Wilde, Oscar

The Sphinx

1894 GBP 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 GBP 4,250.00
192 Graham, George, Bishop of Orkney

Correspondence and Papers

GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 GBP 4,000.00
269

Japan - Nagasaki - 20 photographs, comprising

GBP 250.00 - 350.00 GBP 4,000.00
131 Lawrence, T.E.

The Diary of T.E. Lawrence

1911 GBP 2,500.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 3,750.00
200 Lawrence, T.E.

Autograph Letter Signed

1928 GBP 1,200.00 - 2,000.00 GBP 3,750.00
6 Campbell, Colin

Vitruvius Britannicus

1717-1717-1725 GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 GBP 3,750.00
113 Elyot, Sir Thomas

The boke named the Gouernour deuised by syr Thomas Elyot knyght

1544 GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 GBP 3,750.00
82 Ascham, Roger

The Scholemaster Or plaine and perfite way of teaching children

1571 GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 GBP 3,375.00
322

The Darwin Centenary June 22nd-24th, 1909 - A collection by Dr. R.S. Woodward

GBP 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 GBP 3,250.00
172 Woolf, Virginia

On Being Ill

1930 GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 3,000.00
323

[Arabia & the Middle East] Royal Geographical Society

GBP 350.00 - 450.00 GBP 3,000.00
220

19th Century leather bound volumes

GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 2,750.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Charles Loupot, <i>Les Cigarettes Mekka,</i> 1919. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Plinio Codognato, <i>Cicli Fiat,</i> circa 1910. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> L.N. Britton, <i>Warning! Consider the Possible Consequences,</i> c. 1917. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonardo Bistolfi, <i>Première Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs Modernes,</i> 1902. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonetto Cappiello, <i>Paquet Pernot / Biscuits Pernot,</i> 1910. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jul 15:</b> Jessie Tarbox Beals, archive of signed photographs, 15 silver prints, c. 1930. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Francesco Nonni, <i>Font Meo / Acqua Minerale Naturale,</i> 1924. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Frederick Winthrop Ramsdell, <i>American Crescent Cycles,</i> 1899. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> <i>Be a Tight Wad! Own Something!</i> designer unknown, 1925. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Candido Aragonese de Faria, <i>Chamonix–Mont–Blanc,</i> c. 1910. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> W.E.J., <i>Irishmen Avenge the Lusitania,</i> c. 1915. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until August 7</b>
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Maitres Affiches by MUCHA - Papier a cigarettes Job. 202. $5,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> De Bry - Map of the West Indies (including Florida, Cuba, Jamaica, Bahamas, Parts of Central & South America, Sea Monsters, Ships). $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gould - Short-billed Toucan (Ramphastos Brevicarinatus). $5,000 to $8,000.
    <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until August 7</b>
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Redoute, Folio - Pale Iris - Iris flavescens. 375. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gillray - Light Expelling Darkness or The Sun of the Constitution. $200 to $500.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gerard - Wild Hemp or Weed, Cannabis. 708. $150 to $450.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Shaw & Nodder - Head of The Dodo. 165. $100 to $300.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Family photograph album ("The Hughes family Album"), 1957-1962. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Typed letter signed, to Ted Hughes, on "my own private doctrine", with a poem, 5 October 1956. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Pen and ink portrait of Ted Hughes, [1956]. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Joint autograph letter signed, to William and Edith Hughes, March 1960. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Photographic portrait by David Bailey, inscribed by Plath, 1961, and another press photo. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Tarot de Marseille. Deck of cards owned by Sylvia Plath. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Pair of gold wedding rings. £6,000 to £8,000.
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