Sothebys: English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations - Online Bidstart 12/3, L19408, London

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Auction Date
12/10/2019 - 12/10/2019
Page Size: 224 items in 9 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1HERALDRY--ORDER OF THE GARTER

The statutis and ordinances of the mooste noble ordre of saynt George named the Gartier Refourmed explained declared and Renewed by […] Kyng Henry the viiith

GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00GBP 23,750.00
2EAST INDIA COMPANY--ST HELENA.

Nine documents relating to the early settlement and government of the island, comprising:

GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00Not Sold
3TALBOT, SIR GILBERT

Of The Jewell House. With The Ancient Rights Belonging to The Maister and Treasurer Thereof [with] the promised Narrative of Blud's attempt upon The Crowne In The Tower.

GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00GBP 6,250.00
4BRITISH SECRET SERVICE

Cash Accompts of His Majesty’s Secret-Service Moneys by The Hands of William Lowndes Esq.

1695-1702GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00Not Sold
5POCKETS BOOKS--[LOWNDES, WILLIAM]

Parker's Ephemeris For the Year of our Lord 1716 [1718].

1716 [1718]GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00Not Sold
6CHURCHILL, SIR WINSTON--MARLBOROUGH, JOHN CHURCHILL, FIRST DUKE OF

Articles of a military Treaty between Great Britain and Prussia,

GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 4,375.00
7TANKERVILLE, CHARLES BENNET, 4TH EARL OF, POSTMASTER GENERAL

Correspondence relating to corruption in the Post Office and other family papers, comprising:

GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 1,125.00
9BURKE, EDMUND

Reflections on the Revolution in France … the second edition.

1790GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 7,500.00
10TANKERVILLE, CHARLES BENNET, 5TH EARL OF

Bundle of c.45 letters to him and his wife Corisande, daughter of the Duc de Gramont

GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00GBP 1,250.00
11BRITISH PRIME MINISTER

Despatch Box

GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00GBP 13,750.00
12AUTOGRAPH ALBUM

Early 19th century, assembled by Theophila Gwatkin (née Palmer)

Early 19th centuryGBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 1,000.00
13AUTOGRAPH ALBUM

Containing 165 items, almost all autograph letters signed to Sir Richard Temple, 1880s-1900s, grouped as follows:

1880s-1900sGBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00Not Sold
14AUTOGRAPH ALBUMS

A substantial collection of autograph letters signed, signatures, and photographs, comprising in excess of 1500 items

GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00GBP 6,875.00
15DARWIN, CHARLES

On the Origin of Species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life.

1859GBP 15,000.00 - 20,000.00GBP 43,750.00
16KING, ARTHUR GREY

Manuscript memoir of his service in Africa as a Marine

GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00Not Sold
17RMS TITANIC--STANLEY, AMY

First-hand account of the Titanic disaster

GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00GBP 7,500.00
18SPAIN--BADGER, LT. COL. THOMAS REGINALD

Papers as military attaché to the Spanish Embassy, 1918-1919:

1918-1919:GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00Not Sold
19BEERBOHM, MAX

A Suggestion. Instead of incessantly visiting factories, work-shops, mills, pits, soup-kitchens, lime-kilns and the like, why should not the King and Queen stay comfortably at home and let people pop in to inspect them with benevolent interest?

GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00Not Sold
20BEERBOHM, MAX

A Consitutional Monarch

GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00Not Sold
21BEDFORD, DR EVAN

Medical papers, comprising:

GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00Not Sold
22GANDHI, MOHANDAS K.

Series of nine letters, notes and cards, eight to Jamnabehn and one to Yashwant Prasad, comprising

GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00GBP 20,000.00
23CHURCHILL, SIR WINSTON

The Second World War.

1948-1954GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 8,750.00
24CHURCHILL, SIR WINSTON

Signed photograph and other memorabilia, comprising:

GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 2,250.00
25CHURCHILL, SIR WINSTON

Autograph letter signed, to Squadron Leader Neville Duke

GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00Not Sold
26LES AMBASSADEURS CLUB

Autograph Album signed by visitors, containing in excess of 360 signatures, many with inscriptions to John and Kitty Mills,

GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00Not Sold
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Francis Scott Key, <i>Star Spangled Banner,</i> first printing, c. 1814-16. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> William Sydney Porter, a.k.a. “O. Henry,” archive of drawings made to illustrate a lost mining memoir, c. 1883-84. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> [Bay Psalm Book], printed for Hezekiah Usher of Boston, Cambridge, c. 1648-65. $50,000 to $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, 1830. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Noticia estraordinario,</i> probable first announcement in Mexico City of the fall of the Alamo, 1836. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Patrick Gass, first edition of earliest first-hand account of the Lewis and Clarke expedition, Pittsburgh, 1807. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Diploma from the Princeton Class of 1783, commencement attended by Washington & Continental Congress. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Sprague Light Cavalry!</i> color-printed broadside, NY, 1863. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>The Lincoln & Johnson Union Campaign Songster,</i> Philadelphia, 1864. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Lucy Parsons, labor organizer, albumen cabinet card, New York, 1886. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Daniel L.F. Swift, journal as third mate on a Pacific Whaling voyage, 1848-1850. $3,000 to $4,0000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Two photos of Thomas Moran, Grand Canyon, silver prints, 1901. $1,500 to $2,500.
  • <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.
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