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Auction Name
Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper
Auction Date
09/23/2021 - 09/23/2021
Sale Number
#2219
Total Lots
277
Sold Lots
246
Lots Sold
88.81%
Unsold Lots
31
Total Sales (GBP)
73,024.50
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
39,490.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
56,600.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
47,630.00
High Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
68,310.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
106.90%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
259

Flowers from an Indian Garden, comprising Love and Hope

c.1860. GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 2,375.00
239 Weill (Kurt)

Der Silbersee. Ein Wintermärchen

1933 GBP 100.00 - 150.00 GBP 1,625.00
116 Dickens (Charles)

Master Humphrey's Clock,

1840 GBP 150.00 - 200.00 GBP 1,625.00
131 Lowe (E. J.)

A Natural History of New and Rare Ferns

1864 GBP 150.00 - 200.00 GBP 1,625.00
102

Ballooning.- Aerostation. A narrative of the aerial voyage, of Mr. Windham Sadler, across the Irish Channel, from Portobello Barracks

1817 GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 1,500.00
213 Milne (A. A.)

The House at Pooh Corner,

1928 GBP 150.00 - 200.00 GBP 1,375.00
225 Neri (Antonio) Christopher Merret and Johann Kunckel

Christopher Merret and Johann Kunckel, Art de la Verrerie

1752 GBP 500.00 - 700.00 GBP 1,000.00
263 Gerard (John)

The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes, [by Adam Islip Joice Norton and Richard Whitakers]

[1633]. GBP 500.00 - 700.00 GBP 1,000.00
46 Gower (John)

De Confessione amantis,

1532 GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 1,000.00
60 Sidney (Algernon)

Discourses Concerning Government

1698 GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 1,000.00
66 [Swift (Jonathan)]

[Swift (Jonathan)] Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World...by Captain Lemuel Gulliver,

1726 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 1,000.00
229 Ayers (John)

The Baur Collection. Chinese Ceramics,

1968-74 GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 937.50
79

Boxing & poisoned arrows.- Farrago. Containing essays, moral, philosophical, political, and historical: on Shakespeare, truth, boxing, kings, Kings, Religion, Commerce, Governments,

1792 GBP 150.00 - 200.00 GBP 937.50
145 Dodgson (Charles Lutwidge)

A Tangled Tale

1885 GBP 150.00 - 200.00 GBP 937.50
151 Twain (Mark)

The £10,000 Bank-Note And Other New Stories

1893 GBP 100.00 - 150.00 GBP 937.50
222

Large collection of works by 20th century British printmakers,

[20th century] GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 875.00
258 Smythies (Bertram E.)

Birds of Burma

1940 GBP 100.00 - 150.00 GBP 875.00
161 Eliot (George)

Silas Marner

1905 GBP 100.00 - 150.00 GBP 812.50
168 Churchill (Winston S.)

Post-War Speeches

1948-61 GBP 150.00 - 200.00 GBP 812.50
193 Beckett (Samuel)

As No Other Dare Fail,

1986 GBP 150.00 - 200.00 GBP 812.50
  • <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.
  • <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.
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