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Auction Info

Auction Name
Books, Maps and Ephemera
Auction Date
07/28/2021 - 07/28/2021
Sale Number
#977
Total Lots
210
Sold Lots
206
Lots Sold
98.10%
Unsold Lots
4
Total Sales (GBP)
311,544.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
69,550.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
107,700.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
70,100.00
High Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
108,630.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
286.79%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
183 Rowling (J. K.).

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,

1997 GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 GBP 96,000.00
93 Cookery.

Manuscript receipt book of Ann Broke [Brooke],

c.1678-92. GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 GBP 22,800.00
101 Bible (English; Authorised).

The Holy Bible. Containing the Bookes of the Old and New Testament,

1660 GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 GBP 19,200.00
137 Elizabethan estate-book.

Manuscript estate-book of Thomas Cony of Bassingthorpe, Lincolnshire, c.1564-1608.

c.1564-1608. GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 13,200.00
203 Lewis (C. S., 1898-1963; his copy).

Heimskringla, or the Lives of the Norse Kings, by Snorri Sturlason. Edited with notes by Erling Monsen, and translated into English with the assistance of A. H. Smith,

1932 GBP 700.00 - 1,000.00 GBP 11,400.00
199 Lewis (C. S., 1898-1963).

Hamlet. The Prince or the Poem.

1942 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 7,200.00
201 Lewis (C. S., 1898-1963).

The Personal Heresy. A Controversy [and:] Rehabilitations and Other Essays,

1939 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 7,200.00
202 Lewis (C. S., 1898-1963).

The Pilgrim's Regress. An Allegorical Apology for Christianity, Reason and Romanticism,

1933 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 6,600.00
198 Lewis (C. S., 1898-1963).

Group of presentation copies to Cecil Harwood,

1942-62 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 5,760.00
132 Brontë Family.

'Form of Rate.

GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 5,040.00
200 Lewis (C. S., 1898-1963).

Miracles. A Preliminary Study,

1947 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 5,040.00
100 Bible (English; Authorised).

[The Holy Bible containing the Old Testament and the New: newly translated out of the Originall Tongues and with the Former Translations diligently compared and revised, by His Majesties Speciall Command.

1629 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 4,800.00
135 <br>Commonplace books.

Three manuscript commonplace books,

17th century GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 3,840.00
185 Rowling (J. K., 1965-).

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,

2007 GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 GBP 3,600.00
197 Lewis (C. S., 1898-1963).

Collection of C. S. Lewis titles from the library of Cecil Harwood, mainly 1st editions,

c.1936-1969 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 3,600.00
139 Jack the Ripper.

Two manuscript daybooks kept by Ludwig Freyberger (1865-1932) as pathologist to the London South Western District coroner's court, 1902 & 1908.

1902 & 1908. GBP 500.00 - 800.00 GBP 3,360.00
129 Ballooning.

Turnor family ballooning archive, 18th-19th century, including: 1) Astra Castra.

1865 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 3,000.00
144 Surveying; Yorkshire.

Illustrated manuscript guide to surveying by Thomas Wilson, 1792-3.

1792-3. GBP 500.00 - 800.00 GBP 2,400.00
148 Wordsworth (William, 1770-1850).

Autograph letter signed, Rydal Mount, 14 September 1849, single sheet of wove paper with black mourning border (226 x 184 mm), written in brown ink on one side only, addressed to 'Dear Mrs Lawrence', signed 'Wm Wordsworth' mounted, framed and glazed (moun

1849 GBP 500.00 - 800.00 GBP 2,280.00
149 Yorkshire.

A large collection of deeds and indentures on vellum, 1576-1745, most apparently relating to Kildwick Grange near Skipton, Draughton (also near Skipton), and environs, and dating from the reign of Elizabeth I (1), James I (15), Charles I (10), Charles II

1576-1745 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 2,160.00
  • <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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