Bonhams: Fine Books and Manuscripts, 25356, London

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Auction Report
Auction Date
12/04/2019 - 12/04/2019
Page Size: 393 items in 16 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price

Album containing a series of clipped signatures of RN captains, including Horatio Nelson (with right hand),…

1804GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 2,167.50

Official portrait, signed below the image ("U.S. Grant"), [c.1870]

c.1870GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 1,530.00

Autograph letter signed ("RE Lee"), to Miss Caroline M. Campbell,

1868GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 1,147.50

Journal with a companion volume of watercolour illustrations, kept by Edward Pritchard,

GBP 5,000.00 - 10,000.00GBP 43,812.50

Printed document with manuscript insertions, signed by Captain Broke of the Shannon and others,

Halifax1813GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 4,812.50

Diary of Major Henry Sparke Stabb, deputy assistant quartermaster-general of the 2nd Division, 32nd (Duke of Cornwall's)

Durban to Fort Victoria1879GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00GBP 3,812.50
7WILLIAMS (WILLIAM, of Llandegai)

Oxonia Depicta sive Collegiorum et Aularum in Inclyta Academia Oxoniensi, Oxford, [1732-33]

Oxford1732-33GBP 1,000.00 - 2,000.00GBP 4,437.50

A Collection of Designs for Modern Embellishments Suitable to Parlours, Dining & Drawing Rooms, Folding Doors, Chimney Pieces, Varandas, Frizes, &c.,

n.d. 1833GBP 500.00 - 800.00GBP 765.00

The Designs of Inigo Jones, Consisting of Plans and Elevations for Publick and Private Buildings,

1727GBP 500.00 - 700.00GBP 1,083.75

A Narrative of the Building and a Description of the Construction of the Edystone Lighthouse with Stone

1791GBP 500.00 - 700.00GBP 484.50

Sketches in Architecture. Containing Plans and Elevations of Cottages, Villas, and Other Useful Buildings with Characteristic Scenery…

1837GBP 1,000.00 - 2,000.00GBP 2,805.00

Description of the House and Museum on the North Side of Lincoln's-Inn-Fields, the Residence of Sir John Soane

[c.1800, plates dated 1778]GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00GBP 2,805.00

The Antiquities of Athens, Measured and Delineated

1825-1830GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00GBP 1,785.00

Etchings, Representing the Best Examples of Ancient Ornamental Architecture; Drawn from the Originals in Rome, and Other Parts of Italy, During the Years 1794, 1795, and 1796

1799GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00GBP 1,147.50

Banking ledger kept in person by Edward Backwell, Excise Office, London, 18 August 1660 to 16 March 1661

London1660-1661GBP 20,000.00 - 40,000.00Not Sold

The remaining estate and personal papers of the Campbell-Orde family of Kilmory House, Argyllshire

mid-eighteenth to the early twentieth centuriesGBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00GBP 4,812.50

A large collection of nineteenth century pen, coloured ink and wash drawings of historical costumes,

[mid-nineteenth century]GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 765.00

Cheikh Nefzaoui. [The Perfumed Garden] Traduite de l'Arabe par M. le baron R***, capitaine d'etat major

Algiers1850 but 1876, dated 22 February 1877 in Arabic on errataGBP 2,000.00 - 4,000.00GBP 10,687.50

Autograph letter signed ("C.G. Gordon"), to Mr Penman of the Gravesend Ragged School, headed "The day of your School treat", Galatz, 5 March 1872

Galatz1872GBP 600.00 - 800.00Not Sold

Scènes de la vie privée et publique des animaux,

Paris,1844GBP 400.00 - 600.00GBP 1,657.50

Practical Measuring Now Made Easy to the Meanest Capacity

London, Derby, Manchester, Edinburgh, York, Denbigh (in Welsh, 1816) and elsewhere 1803-twentieth century GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 956.25

The Antient and Present State of the County and City of Cork

Dublin1750GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 701.25

Two volumes of social history, comprising a journal of a visit to London, 1849 and an early 19th century recipe book: 'I SAW FOUR VELOCIPEDES GOING UP PARK STREET ONE AFTER ANOTHER'

London1849-1850GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 2,040.00

PUCCINI (GIACOMO) Autograph musical quotation signed ("Giacomo Puccini"), of the phrase 'Mi chiamano Mimi'

Torre de Lago,1905GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00Not Sold

ROSSINI (GIOACHINO) Autograph manuscript signed ("G. Rossini") of his song 'Mi lagnerò tacendo'

Paris1834GBP 2,000.00 - 4,000.00Not Sold
  • <center><b>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Road West: The Steve Turner Collection of African Americana<br>February 20, 2020</b>
    <br>Cowan’s, Feb. 20:</b> Harriet Tubman Cabinet Card by H.S. Squyer, Auburn, NY, 1892. $10,000 to $15,000
    <br>Cowan’s, Feb. 20:</b> Scarce <i>Events of the Tulsa Disaster,</i> First Edition, 1922. $4,000 to $6,000
    <br>Cowan’s, Feb. 20:</b> Unpublished CDV of Frederick Douglass by Benjamin F. Smith, 1864. $3,000 to $5,000
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    <br>Cowan’s, Feb. 20:</b> California Imprint of <i>President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation</i> Broadside, 1864. $10,000 to $15,000
    <br>Cowan’s, Feb. 20:</b> John C.H. Grabill Cabinet Card of Buffalo Soldier Wearing Buffalo Coat, ca 1886. $8,000 to $10,000
    <br>Cowan’s, Feb. 20:</b> Rare <i>What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Old Southern Cooking,</i> 2nd Cookbook Published by African American. $6,000 to $8,000
    <center><b>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Road West: The Steve Turner Collection of African Americana<br>February 20, 2020</b>
    <br>Cowan’s, Feb. 20:</b> Frederick Douglass Walking Stick, 1888. $3,000 to $5,000
    <br>Cowan’s, Feb. 20:</b> Only Known Slave Narrative Published Independently in California, <i>Life and Adventures of James Williams.</i> $2,000 to $4,000
    <br>Cowan’s, Feb. 20:</b> Rare First Edition of History of Black Literature, Abbé Grégoire <i>De La Littérature des Nègres</i>. $2,500 to $3,000
    <center><b>Cowan’s Auctions<br>The Road West: The Steve Turner Collection of African Americana<br>February 20, 2020</b>
    <br>Cowan’s, Feb. 20:</b> African American Soldier and Medal of Honor Winner Christian A. Fleetwood CDV, PLUS. $8,000 to $10,000
    <br>Cowan’s, Feb. 20:</b> Jack Johnson vs. Jim Jeffries Pennant, 1910 Reno, Nevada. $2,000 to $4,000
    <br>Cowan’s, Feb. 20:</b> Joe Gans Photograph at 1906 Goldfield, Nevada Fight by Percy Dana. $600 to $800
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 20:</b> Jane Austen, <i>Sense and Sensibility: A Novel, By a Lady,</i> 3 volumes, London, 1811. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 20:</b> Virginia Woolf, <i>Kew Gardens,</i> limited edition, signed by Woolf & Bell, London, 1927. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 20:</b> <i>[Arabian Nights],</i> Calcutta II version, 4 volumes, Calcutta & London, 1839-1842. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 20:</b> Princess Diana, 6 ALS to <i>Harper’s Bazaar</i> editor, anticipating Christie’s sale of her dresses for charity, 1995-97. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 20:</b> Jane Austen, <i>Emma,</i> first edition, London, 1816. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 20:</b> Hirohito & Nagako, Emperor & Empress of Japan, 2 photographs signed, showing Nagako in kimono & obi bearing the imperial seal. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 20:</b> Princess Diana, 6 autograph letters signed to <i>Harper’s Bazaar</i> editor Elizabeth Tilberis, anticipating Christie’s announcement of a sale of her dresses for charity, 1995-97. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 20:</b> Sarojini Naidu, complete galley proof of <i>The Broken Wing</i> signed with several holograph pages & an autograph letter signed to writer Edmund Gosse, 1916. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 20:</b> Fernando Pessoa, <i>Mensagem,</i> first edition, presentation copy, signed & inscribed, Lisbon, 1934. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 20:</b> Graham Greene, <i>The Basement Room,</i> first edition, Greene’s personal copy, signed with annotations throughout, London, 1935. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 20:</b> Abraham Lincoln, partly-printed document signed, call for troops issued during America’s first national draft just days before the NYC draft riots, 1863. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Feb 20:</b><br><i>Les Chansons de Bilitis</i> by Pierre Louÿs, illustrated by George Barbier & F.L. Schmied, Paris, 1922. $8,000 to $12,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Helvelius. Two Autograph Letters Signed to Francis Aston, Royal Society Secretary, noting his feud with Robert Hooke, 5 pp total, 1685. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Newton, Isaac. Autograph manuscript on God, 4 pp, c.1710, "In the beginning was the Word...."?$100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. First edition, first issue. Untrimmed copy in contemporary boards. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Signed photograph, beardless portrait with Civil War provenance. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> IMPEACHMENT. Original engrossed copy of the first Andrew Johnson impeachment resolution vote. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Mucha, Alphonse. 11 original pencil drawings for?<i>Andelicek z Baroku,</i> "Litte Baroque Angel," Prague, 1929. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Einstein, Albert. Annotated Galley Proofs for <i>The Meaning of Relativity.</i> 1921. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Silverstein, Shel. Original maquette for <i>The Giving Tree,</i> 34 original drawings. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Roth, Philip. Typed Manuscript with substantial autograph corrections for an unpublished sequel to <i>The Breast.</i> $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Taupin, Bernie. Autograph Manuscript, the original draft of lyrics for Elton John's "Candle in the Wind," 2 pp, 1973. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. <i>De Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Padua: 1643. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> CESALPINO, ANDREA. <i>Peripateticarum Quaestionum Libri Quinque.</i> Venice: 1571. $30,000 to $40,000.
  • <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Leon TOLSTOÏ. <i>Anna Karenina.</i> Moscou, 1878. First and full edition of the Russian novel, in the author’s language.<br>Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Mark TWAIN. <i>Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's comrade).</i> New York, 1885. First American edition.<br>Est. 5 000 / 6 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Walt WHITMAN. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn, New York, 1856. Second edition gathering 32 poems. Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Karen BLIXEN. <i>Out of Africa.</i> Londres, 1937. First edition in the UK, before Danish translation and American release.<br>Est. 1 500 / 2 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Ernest HEMINGWAY. <i>A Farewell to Arms.</i> New York, 1929. First edition with $2.50 on the dust and A on the copyright page.<br>Est. 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> James JOYCE. <i>Ulysses.</i> Paris, Shakespeare and Company, 1922. First edition published by Sylvia Beach. Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> James JOYCE. <i>Dubliners.</i> Londres, 1914. First edition. Nice copy in publisher’s cardboard. Est. 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Franz KAFKA. 8 novels in German first edition, published in München, Leipzig and Berlin 1916-1931. Est. from 300 / 400 to 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> David Herbert LAWRENCE. <i>Lady Chatterley's Lover.</i> Florence, 1928. Privately printed first edition. Est. 4 000 / 5 000 €
    John STEINBECK. <i>The Grapes of Wrath.</i> New York, 1939. First edition. Nice copy with $2.75 on the cover. Est. 1 000 / 1 200 €
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