Sothebys: The Library of Henry Rogers Broughton, 2nd Baron Fairhaven, L22425, London

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
05/18/2022 - 05/18/2022
Page Size: 245 items in 10 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1John Abbot and James Edward Smith

The natural history of the rare lepidopterous insects of Georgia, 1797, 2 volumes

London1797GBP 40,000.00 - 60,000.00GBP 47,880.00
2Eleazar Albin

A natural history of birds, 1731-1734, 2 volumes, contemporary calf gilt

London1731-1734 GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00GBP 6,930.00
3Eleazar Albin

A natural history of English insects, 1735, contemporary calf

London1735GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 3,276.00
4Eleazar Albin

A natural history of spiders, and other curious insects, 1736, contemporary calf gilt

London1736GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 1,890.00
5Eleazar Albin

A natural history of birds [and] A natural history of English insects, 1738-1749, 4 volumes, contemporary calf

London1738-1740GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00GBP 12,600.00
6William Alexander

Picturesque Representations... Chinese, Austrians, Russians, Turks, English, 1814, 5 volumes

London1814GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00GBP 2,520.00
7Henry Andrews

The botanist's repository, London, 1797 [-1812], 10 volumes, green armorial morocco gilt

London1797-1812 GBP 7,000.00 - 10,000.00GBP 10,710.00
8Audebert and Viellot

Oiseaux dorés ou a reflets métalliques, Paris, 1802, 2 volumes, contemporary russia

Paris1800-1802 GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00GBP 9,450.00
9John James Audubon and John Bachman

The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, New York, 1845-1848, 3 volumes

New York1845-1848 GBP 150,000.00 - 250,000.00GBP 201,600.00
10Jacques Bailly

Diverses fleurs mises en boucquets, Paris, circa 1670

Pariscirca 1670 GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00GBP 5,040.00
11Jean-Baptiste Barla

Flore illustrée de Nice et des Alpes-Maritimes. Iconographie des orchidées, Nice, 1868

Nice1868GBP 1,500.00 - 2,500.00GBP 2,520.00
12James Bateman

The orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala, London, 1843

London1843GBP 40,000.00 - 60,000.00GBP 52,920.00
13Franz Bauer

Illustrations of orchidaceous plants, 1830-1838

London1830-1838 GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00GBP 7,560.00
14William Beebe

A monograph of the pheasants, 1918-1922, 4 volumes

London1918-1922 GBP 2,500.00 - 3,500.00Not Sold
15John Whitchurch Bennett

A Selection of... Fishes... of Ceylon... third edition, 1841

London1841GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 5,040.00
16Lady Harriet Bentinck

An album of flower drawings, mid-nineteenth century

mid-nineteenth centuryGBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00GBP 5,040.00
17Jean-Pierre Bergeret

Phytonomatotechnie universelle, Paris, 1783-1784, 2 volumes, contemporary calf

Paris1783-1784 GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00GBP 5,040.00
18Abbé Lorenzo Berlèse

Iconographie du genre camellia, Paris, [1839]-1841-43

Paris1839-1841-1843 GBP 15,000.00 - 20,000.00GBP 21,420.00
19Adolf Bernhard Meyer and L.W. Wiglesworth

The birds of Celebes, 1898, 2 volumes

Berlin1898GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 4,788.00
20Friedrich Justin Bertuch

Die Rosen-arten nach Natur, 1804, contemporary morocco portfolio

Legations Raths, 1804GBP 30,000.00 - 40,000.00GBP 50,400.00
21Pancrace Bessa et al.

An album of botanical drawings by Bessa et al. from the collection of the Duchesse de Berry

GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00GBP 163,800.00

Watercolour drawings by Lodge, Wolf, Huggins and Bright, 2 volumes, 1820-1899

1820-1899 GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00GBP 68,040.00

A portfolio of ornithological drawings, [circa 1790]

circa 1790GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00GBP 37,800.00
24Frans Ernst Blaauw

A monograph of the cranes, Leiden, 1897, original pictorial cloth gilt

Leiden; London1897GBP 2,000.00 - 2,500.00GBP 4,032.00
25Karl Ludwig Blume

Flora Javae, 1828-1858; Rumphia, 1835-1848, together 8 volumes (bound in 7), green half morocco

Brussels: 1828-1836GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00GBP 40,320.00
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