• <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>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 20. ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY. Letter to the editors of the Boston Atlas on slavery and its political ramifications, 1842. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 208. HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>A Farewell To Arms.</i> New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 237. ADDAMS, CHARLES. Original drawing "Now Remember-act casual." $5,000 to $7,000.
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 4. SMITH, ADAM. <i>An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations.</i> Philadelphia, 1789. The first American edition. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 131. BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VON. <i>Cinquieme Sinfonie en ut mineur: C Moll de Louis Van Beethoven. Oeuvre 67.</i> First edition of the complete score. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 73. Chinese Export Painting. Album of twenty-three original Chinese natural history studies of flowers and insects. Likely Canton: circa 1850. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>September 23, 2021</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 241. GOREY, EDWARD. Original drawing "Cat Drawing Wallpaper." Signed in Pencil in lower right margin. $2,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 36. LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. Autograph note signed instructing Edwin Stanton to meet with the important African American abolitionist and officer Martin Delany. [Washington:] 21 February 1865. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 112. JONSON, BEN. <i>Workes</i>. London: William Stansby, 1616; Together with <i>Workes.</i> London: Richard Meighen,1640-41. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 161. STURGIS, LEE. <i>Salmon Fishing on Cain River, New Brunswick.</i> (Chicago:) Privately printed (for the author by Ralph Fletcher Seymour), 1919. First edition. $3,000 to $5,000.
  • <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Rosellini (Ippolito). <i>I Monumenti dell Egitto e Della Nubia,</i> Plate Volumes 1, 11 & 111, 3 vols. Elephant folio. €50,000 to €80,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Curtis (William), 1746 - 179, & other Editors. <i>The Botanical Magazine: or, The Flower Garden Displayed.</i> London 1793 - 1982-83. Together 184 vols. [with] other botanical material. €30,000 to €40,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Berkeley (George). <i>A Treatise Concerning the principles of Human Knowledge, wherein the chief Causes of Error and Difficulty in the Sciences…</i> Part I, Dublin, 1710 Rare First Edn. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Ruskin (John). A large finely executed Pencil Drawing, captioned <i>Oxford Cathedral, The Choir,</i> & Signed 'J. Ruskin Ch. Ch. 1838. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Sir Edward L. Lutyens. Howth Castle Plans: A Series of 10 Original Architects Drawings and Sketches, Alterations and Additions for J.C. Gaisford St. Lawrence, County Dublin, Ireland. €8,000 to €12,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Newman (Rev. Fr. John Henry, later Cardinal, now Saint) A very good collection of 24 A.L.S. to [Thomas] Gaisford of the Gaisford St. Lawrence family of Howth Castle. €10,000 to €15,000.
    <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Manuscript Atlas: Hodges, Smith & Co. <i>The Estate of the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Howth Situate in the County of Dublin,</i> lg. atlas folio Dublin (Hodges, Smith & Co.) 1863. €4,000 to €6,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Anon. <i>Herbolario Volgare: nel quale se dimostra conoscer le herbe et le sue vrtu…</i> Sm. 8vo Venice (Gio Maria Palamides) 1539. €3,000 to €4,000.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Baron (Caesar). <i>Annales Ecclesiastici</i>. [With] <i>Annalium Ecclesiasticorum Caesaris Baronii... Apparatus.</i> [With] <i>Index Universalis Rerum Omnium</i> [and one other]. 38 vols total. €1,500 to €2,000.
    <b><center>Fonsie Mealy’s<br>The Library of Howth Castle<br>September 22nd & 23rd, 2021</b>
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Log Books of Three British Warships. Three folio Volumes, containing meticulously arranged logs of the voyages of Royal Navy Ships from 1876 – 1881. €1,200 to €1,800.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Walpole (Robert). <i>Memoirs Relating to European and Asiatic Turkey,</i> lg. 4to Lond. 1817. €1,000 to €1,500.
    <b>Fonsie Mealy’s, Sep. 22-23:</b> Bosio (Antonio). <i>Roma Sotteranea,</i> Opera Postuma. Large thick folio Rome (Guglielmo Facciotti) 1632. €1,000 to €1,500.

Trafford Books: Books, 402, Manchester

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
07/21/2021 - 07/21/2021
Page Size: 225 items in 9 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price

Assortment including Acts of Parliament (24) several relating to Ireland, mostly Victorian; few WW2 newspapers; Tussauds 1950s catalogue, Blackpool;

1950s catalogueGBP 50.00 - 60.00Not Sold

"Leader Magazine", Hulton Press, December 1948-1950, a collection of 78 different issues, all complete with original pictorial wraps,

1948-1950GBP 70.00 - 80.00Not Sold

Morris "Bells of All Nations", 1951, inscribed by the author; Tolkien "The Two Towers", 1962, in d/jkt; Ritchie "The Admiralty Chart", 1995, in d/jkt,

1951GBP 50.00 - 60.00GBP 72.00

Selection of Illustrated works, mostly A. & C. Black published, including Allen "Our Italian Front" 1920, 1st Edn, fine;

1920GBP 60.00 - 80.00GBP 72.00

19th to mid-20th Century Literature including Ruskin, Goldsmith, Charles Lever and various others, several in VG/VF leather bindings.

GBP 60.00 - 80.00GBP 40.00

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 20thCenturyGBP 50.00 - 60.00GBP 180.00

Platt Brothers & Co "Catalogue of Cotton Spinning & Weaving Machinery", 1906, orig. gilt cloth, lithographed illustrations, VG;

1906GBP 30.00 - 40.00GBP 26.00

Ephemera from 19th Century to 1950s; with interest in invitations, business cards, publicity leaflet for the 1st Edn. of Dickens’ "Our Mutual Friend"

19thCentury toGBP 50.00 - 60.00GBP 66.00

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

19thCentury GBP 120.00 - 140.00GBP 130.00

Album of ephemera including Bookmarks (19) with nine woven silk types, one In Memoriam of Prince Albert 1861

1861GBP 100.00 - 130.00GBP 88.00

"Feminist Review", London 1979-1987, quarto softbacks, all different collection of 19 issues, plus 3 related publications. VG/Fine (22)

1979-1987GBP 20.00 - 30.00Not Sold

The Illustrated London News, July to December 1931, bound volume, publisher's gilt cloth, VG, colour plates by Cecil Aldin & others,

1931GBP 70.00 - 80.00GBP 82.00

Selection of original 1920s erotic photographs, PC size (11) and snapshots (5), mostly M/F sexually explicit. Fair to VG (16)

1920sGBP 40.00 - 50.00GBP 62.00

C. Frederick Lawrence "History of Middlewich and Neighbourhood", 1895, orig. printed boards worn & darkened, near detached;

1895GBP 15.00 - 20.00GBP 24.00

Manchester & area local history titles, mostly 1970s/2000s, comprising softbacks (22) and h/bks (6, three in d/jkt).

1970s/2000sGBP 50.00 - 60.00Not Sold

Alexander Mackenzie "The Isle of Skye in 1882-1883; illustrated by a full report of the Trials of the Braes and Glendale Crofters" Inverness, 1883;

1882-1883GBP 30.00 - 40.00GBP 46.00

E.C. Moffett "With the Eighth Division" 1903, Knapp, Drewett & Sons, 1st Edn, orig. pict. cloth, VG; and other Military history,

1903GBP 80.00 - 100.00GBP 52.00

A Wesleyan Minister "Sorrow on the Land…an account of the Inundation occasioned by the Bursting of the Bilberry Reservoir…," J. Mason, 1852;

1852GBP 80.00 - 100.00GBP 38.00

"Trades’ Directory Staffordshire 1903", Trades Directories Ltd, Birmingham, 1903; tall octavo, rebound in modern cloth,

1903GBP 30.00 - 40.00GBP 40.00

Horace Field Parshall "The Parshall Family A.D. 870-1913", Francis Edwards, 1915, 4to, quarter vellum, gilt, t.e.g., uncut elsewhere;

1915GBP 80.00 - 100.00Not Sold

"The Potteries, Newcastle and District Directory", Staffordshire Sentinel, 1912; orig. gilt decorated cloth, some wear, fading to spine;

1912GBP 60.00 - 80.00GBP 40.00

[Charles II] "An Account of the Preservation of King Charles II, after the Battle of Worcester: drawn up by himself. To which are added his Letters

GBP 30.00 - 40.00GBP 34.00

"Slater’s Royal National Commercial Directory - Staffordshire", Isaac Slater, 1862, in a fine 20th Century quarter-morocco binding, gilt;

1862GBP 50.00 - 60.00GBP 30.00

Local History selection, mostly Staffordshire related, including "Swinscoe, Blore and the Bassetts" 1998; Redfern "History of Uttoxeter",1865,

1998GBP 100.00 - 130.00Not Sold

Gregory King (edited Armytage & Rylands) "Staffordshire Pedigrees based on the visitation of that County made by William Dugdale",

GBP 100.00 - 150.00Not Sold
  • <b>Il Ponte, Sep. 21:</b> ZEILER, Martin - <i>Topographiae Italiae.</i> Francoforte: Mattheus Merian, 1688. €3,500 to €4,500.
    <b>Il Ponte, Sep. 21:</b> HAMILTON, William, Sir -- HANCARVILLE, Pierre-Francois HUGUES - Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Antiquities from the Cabinet of the Hon. William Hamilton. Napoli: Francois Morelli, 1766-67. €38,000 to €48,000.
    <b>Il Ponte, Sep. 21:</b> [ASTRONOMIA] - Manoscritto astronomico. Italia: 1650. €1,000 to €1,500.
    <b>Il Ponte, Sep. 21:</b> DALI, Salvador - <i>Biblia Sacra vulgatae editionis.</i> Edizione “Ad Personam” Milano: Rizzoli, 1967. €40,000 to €60,000.
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