Auction Reports

Trafford Books

Auction Info

Auction Name
Books
Auction Date
07/21/2021 - 07/21/2021
Sale Number
#402
Total Lots
225
Sold Lots
155
Lots Sold
68.89%
Unsold Lots
70
Total Sales (GBP)
11,174.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
10,669.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
13,540.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
14,371.00
High Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
18,196.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
61.41%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
104

[Josiah Wedgwood] "Account of the Barberini, now Portland Vase", privately printed, c.1786, extra-illustrated with 20 contemp. engravings & drawings,

c.1786 GBP 250.00 - 300.00 GBP 770.00
179

British Empire ranges in stockbook including 1935 Silver Jubilee omnibus issues near complete both mint and used,

1935 GBP 450.00 - 550.00 GBP 660.00
53

Enid Blyton "Child Whispers", J. Saville & Co [1922], First Edition, oblong octavo, pictorial wraps dust-affected, some wear at corners;

1922 GBP 600.00 - 800.00 GBP 500.00
74

J. Norman Collie "Climbing in the Himalaya and other Mountain Ranges", David Douglas, 1902, 1st Edn; original gilt cloth,

1902 GBP 250.00 - 300.00 GBP 310.00
238

Aden and States 1937-64 M&U collection in album including 1937 Dhows to 10Rs VGU/FU, 1939-48 set both mint (10Rs thinned) and FU, RSW set UM,

1937-64 GBP 170.00 - 200.00 GBP 260.00
290

United States 1930 Graf Zeppelin Round World Flight cover with rare $2.60 Graf Zeppelin stamp, appropriate flight cachets and Lakehurst b/s.

1930 GBP 250.00 - 300.00 GBP 260.00
237

Aden 1937 Dhows set to 10Rs LM Mint, the 2Rs creased and with a small thin, others fine. SG 1/12

1937 GBP 200.00 - 230.00 GBP 220.00
105

Frank Brangwyn R.A., R.W.S., 1867-1956: original watercolour sketch of a war scene applied to front endpaper of Brangwyn’s "Belgium"Kegan Paul,1916

1867-1956 GBP 150.00 - 200.00 GBP 220.00
6

Collection of Bookplates, late-18th to early 20th Century, with many armorial types, many 19th Century, laid down or tipped in to a scrap album,

late-18th to early 20thCentury GBP 50.00 - 60.00 GBP 180.00
180

British Commonwealth ranges in large s/book and 2 hagner binders; mainly GVI/QE2 mint, used and UM; interest in British West Indies,

GBP 140.00 - 170.00 GBP 175.00
83

"The Scottish Mountaineering Club Journal", Darien Press, Volumes 1 to 19, 1891-1932, complete in bound volumes,

1891-1932 GBP 300.00 - 350.00 GBP 150.00
192

Ranges in 13 stockbooks, 2 albums & some stockleaves with much British Commonwealth especially modern Africa, one s/book with UM I.O.Man,

GBP 130.00 - 150.00 GBP 145.00
254

Germany 1912-1939 Zeppelin Flown Covers & PCs, including 1912 Rhein & Main service from Frankfurt, 1928 by LZ 127 to USA

1912-1939 GBP 100.00 - 120.00 GBP 140.00
178

Mainly 20th Century world ranges in nine assorted albums & stockbooks and two folders; includes collection of mainly used USA 1945-80 in Davo album;

1945-80 GBP 140.00 - 170.00 GBP 135.00
9

Valentine Cards collection in modern album, mostly 19th Century including mid-Victorian elaborate paper lace types (24, one damaged)

19thCentury GBP 120.00 - 140.00 GBP 130.00
257

Germany 1932 PPC carried by Graf Zeppelin to Rio de Janeiro with red flight cachet, franked with rare 4Mk Zeppelin adhesive ovpt. POLAR- FAHRT 1931.

1932 GBP 200.00 - 250.00 GBP 125.00
115

John Whitehurst "An Inquiry into the Original State and Formation of the Earth; deduced from facts and the Laws of Nature"

GBP 130.00 - 180.00 GBP 125.00
221

Great Britain 1950s to early 1970s First Day and Special Event Covers, mostly illustrated & many with typed address;

1950s to early 1970s GBP 70.00 - 80.00 GBP 115.00
108

Enrico Caruso: 1921 post card from Italy to UK, written and signed by the celebrated tenor, thanking his correspondent for her telegram.

1921 GBP 150.00 - 200.00 GBP 115.00
96

Concert Programmes, mostly Operatic or Choral, 1955 to late-1980s, mostly signed internally and most with multiple autographs,

1955 to late-1980s GBP 150.00 - 200.00 GBP 110.00
  • <center><b>The Transatlantic Book Fair<br>July 22-27, 2021</b>
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> SHAKESPEARE, William. <i>Comedies, Histories and Tragedies. Published according to the true originall copies.</i> London, Tho Cotes, for Robert Allot, 1632.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> STAHL, Augusto. <i>Panorama of Rio de Janiero.</i> c.1859. 3-part albumen print panorama (266 x 1186mm.).
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> WILDE, Oscar. <i>Lady Windermere's Fan</i>. London: Elkin Mathews & John Lane, 1893. Presentation copy.
    <center><b>The Transatlantic Book Fair<br>July 22-27, 2021</b>
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> DE TOCQUEVILLE, Alexis. <i>De la Democratie en Amerique.</i> Paris: Pagnerre, 1850. Thirteenth Edition. Presentation copy.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> CHAUDRON, A[delaide] de V[endel]. <i>Chaudron’s Spelling Book.</i> Mobile (AL): S.H. Goetzel, 1865.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> SAINT CHER, Hugh of. <i>Commentary on Peter Lombard’s Sentences, with the Abridgement of the Sentences.</i> Eastern France, illuminated manuscript., first half of the fifteenth century.
    <center><b>The Transatlantic Book Fair<br>July 22-27, 2021</b>
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> LANE, Thomas. <i>The Crystal Palace.</i> London, 1851.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> B[ULWER], J[ohn]. <i>Anthropometamorphosis: man transform’d: or, the artificiall changling historically presented…</i> London: William Hunt, 1653.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> VOLTAIRE, François-Marie Arouet de. <i>Oeuvres de M. de Voltaire.</i> Dresden, George-Conrad Walther (i.e. Leipzig, Breitkopf), 1748-1750.
    <center><b>The Transatlantic Book Fair<br>July 22-27, 2021</b>
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> HAWKING, Stephen & Leonard Mlodinow. <i>The Grand Design.</i> London: Bantam Books, 2011.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> FIELDS, James T. <i>Yesterdays with Authors.</i> With fine manuscript letter by Charles Dickens, and autograph letters from Forster, Landor, Mitford and others.
    <b>Transatlantic Book Fair, Jul. 22-27:</b> <i>Kit, the Arkansas Traveller Broadside.</i> Chromolithograph.
  • <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>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.
  • <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until July 31</b>
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Cleveley, Jukes, & Cook - View of Charlotte Sound, New Zealand. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Peron - Platypus. $300 to $600.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Loon & Pitt - Map of the World published 1680 - <I>Orbis Terrarum nova et accuratissima tabula.</i> $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Maitres de l'Affiche by MUCHA - La Dame aux Camelias. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until July 31</b>
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Cause - Peony, Crocus, Dog's Tooth Violet. $400 to $800.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Redoute, Folio - Lemmonnier's Iris - Iris Monnieri. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Audubon, Imperial Folio - Common American Deer. $6,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Trillium, July 31:</b> Gould - Cuvier's Toucan (Ramphastos Cuvieri). $5,000 to $8,000.
  • <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul. FROG TEACHER LEADING ELF PUPILS ... Watercolour, c.1920.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> SATO, Gyro. [GENDAI RYOKI SENTAN ZUKAN]. Tokyo : Shinchosa, 1931.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> CARROLL, Lewis. ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. London : Macmillan and Co., 1868.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> FLEMING, Ian and MILLER, Albert. CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. New York : Random House, 1968.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> PHOENIX. Adelaide : Adelaide University Union, 1939.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> BOWEN, Emmanuel. A complete map of the Southern Continent. London : 1744.
    <b>ANZAAB Highlights Catalogue:</b> NORTHFIELD, James. AUSTRALIA. Melbourne : Northfield Studios and J.E. Hackett, c.1935
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