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Auction Info

Auction Name
Books and Pictures: Property of the late Dr. George Kozikowski of Skye
Auction Date
06/16/2021 - 06/16/2021
Sale Number
#61621
Total Lots
366
Sold Lots
343
Lots Sold
93.72%
Unsold Lots
23
Total Sales (GBP)
83,133.36
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
32,835.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
49,195.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
35,325.00
High Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
52,925.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
157.08%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
136 WEBB JOHN.

A Vindication of Stone-Heng Restored.

1665 GBP 250.00 - 350.00 GBP 3,068.00
34 DANIELL WILLIAM.

A Voyage Round the North & North-West Coast of Scotland & the Adjacent Islands with a Series of Views.

N.d. but c.1820. GBP 1,400.00 - 1,800.00 GBP 2,242.00
132 SMITH DR. JOHN, Inoculator of the small-pox.

Choir Gaur, The Grand Orrery of the Ancient Druids, Commonly called Stonehenge.

1771 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 1,652.00
345 MACKENZIE MURDOCH (SNR.).

A General Chart of the West Coast & Western Islands of Scotland from Cantire to Cape Wrath & Butt of the Lewis.

1775 GBP 600.00 - 1,000.00 GBP 1,298.00
191 WALLACE JAMES.

A Description of the Isles of Orkney.

1693 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 1,121.00
151 STUKELEY WILLIAM.

Abury, A Temple of the British Druids.

1743 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 1,121.00
150 STUKELEY WILLIAM.

Stonehenge, A Temple Restor'd.

1740 GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 1,062.00
172 AINSLIE JOHN. 

Plan of the Old & New Town of Edinburgh & Leith with the Proposed Docks.

1804 GBP 80.00 - 120.00 GBP 944.00
252 Jacobite interest, Penrith.

Single sided manuscript leaf (tear at folds), giving an account of the skirmish at Lowther Castle, a fortnight before the Battle of Clifton Moor, dated November 30th 1745; with some related material incl.

1745 GBP 80.00 - 120.00 GBP 944.00
7 WHITE CAPTAIN T. P.

Album of Original Drawings.

GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 944.00
324

Jacobite Rising. The Battle of Falkirk.

1746 GBP 100.00 - 150.00 GBP 944.00
253

Original single leaves from William Caxton, Polychronicon, 1482 & Wynkin de Worde, The Golden Legend, 1493.  (2).

1482 GBP 80.00 - 120.00 GBP 885.00
102 PHILO-CALEDON (poss. Lord Belhaven). 

A Defence of the Scots Settlement at Darien with an Answer to the Spanish Memorial against it & Arguments to Prove that it is the Interest of England to Join with the Scots.

1699 GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 885.00
104 ANON.

An Enquiry into the Causes of the Miscarriage of the Scots Colony at Darien or An Answer to a Libel.

1700 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 885.00
133 JONES INIGO & others.

The Most Notable Antiquity of Great Britain, Vulgarly Called Stone-Heng.

1725 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 885.00
145 STUKELEY WILLIAM.

Stonehenge, A Temple Restor'd and Abury, A Temple of the British Druids.

1838 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 885.00
198 DANIELL WILLIAM.

Sketches Representing the Native Tribes, Animals & Scenery of Southern Africa.

1820 GBP 700.00 - 1,000.00 GBP 849.60
10 CROFTERS COMMISSION.

Report of Her Majesty's Commissioners of Inquiry.

1884 GBP 180.00 - 250.00 GBP 826.00
146 STUKELEY WILLIAM.

Itinerarium Curiosum or An Account of the Antiquities & Remarkable Curiousities in Nature or Art, Observed in Travels Through Great Britain.

1776 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 826.00
148 STUKELEY WILLIAM.

Plaeographia Britannica or Discourses on Antiquities in Britain.

1743, 1746 & 1752, GBP 250.00 - 350.00 GBP 826.00
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    <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.
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  • <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.
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    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Shaw & Nodder - Head of The Dodo. 165. $100 to $300.
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    <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.
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    <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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