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
  • <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.
  • <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.
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