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Auction Name
Signed and Inscribed: A Gentleman's Library of Modern Literature
Auction Date
07/07/2021 - 07/07/2021
Sale Number
#1075
Total Lots
510
Sold Lots
503
Lots Sold
98.63%
Unsold Lots
7
Total Sales (GBP)
850,220.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
331,310.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
469,230.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
342,610.00
High Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
485,930.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
174.97%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
132 Forster (E.M.)

A Room With a View

1908 GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 30,000.00
141 Forster (E.M.)

A Passage to India

1924 GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 GBP 25,000.00
95 Crowley (Aleister)

Konx Om Pax. Essays in Light

1907 GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 22,500.00
293 Kerouac (Jack)

Book of Dreams

1961 GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 21,250.00
354 Proust (Marcel)

Sodome et Gomorrhe II

1922 GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 15,000.00
184 Golding (William)

Lord of the Flies

1954 GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 15,000.00
295 Kerouac (Jack)

Satori in Paris

1966 GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 13,750.00
353 Proust (Marcel)

Du côté de chez Swann

1913 GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 13,750.00
130 Forster (E.M.)

Where Angels Fear to Tread

1905 GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 GBP 13,750.00
133 Forster (E.M.)

Howards End

1910 GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 GBP 13,750.00
261 Isherwood (Christopher)

All the Conspirators

1928 GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 10,625.00
365 Remarque (Erich Maria)

All Quiet on the Western Front

1929 GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 GBP 10,625.00
149 Forster (E.M.)

Abinger Harvest

1936 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 10,000.00
178 Ginsberg (Allen)

Howl and other poems

1956 GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 10,000.00
306 McCarthy (Cormac)

Blood Meridian Or The Evening Redness in the West

1985 GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 GBP 9,375.00
271 Isherwood (Christopher)

Goodbye to Berlin

1939 GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 8,750.00
300 Lawrence (T. E.).- Homer.

The Odyssey [translated by T.E.Lawrence]

1932 GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 8,750.00
185 Golding (William)

The Inheritors

1955 GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 8,750.00
100 Crowley (Aleister)

Moonchild. A Prologue

1929 GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 8,125.00
145 Forster (E.M.)

The Eternal Moment and Other Stories

1928 GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 GBP 8,125.00
  • <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 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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