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Auction Name Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photography Total Sales (GBP) 295,620.00
Auction Date 01/31/2019 - 01/31/2019 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 158,790.00
Sale Number #549 High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 231,810.00
Total Lots 470
Sold Lots 370 Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 205,430.00
% of Lots Sold 78.72% High Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 300,620.00
Unsold Lots 100 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 98.34%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
193 ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D.

D-DAY PRAYER by President Franklin D. Roosevelt from the White House, June 6, 1944... X

1842 GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 GBP 7,500.00
425 COOK, CAPTAIN JAMES - HAWKESWORTH, JOHN

AN ACCOUNT OF THE VOYAGES... FOR MAKING DISCOVERIES IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

1773 GBP 7,000.00 - 9,000.00 GBP 7,500.00
115 BLAEU, WILLEM

Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, volume 5 comprising Scotland and Ireland?Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, volume 5 comprising Scotland and Ireland [Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas.]

1654 GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 6,750.00
372

[COUNTY DURHAM] PHOTOGENIC DRAWINGS, BY WILLIAM THOMAS SALVIN (1767-1842) OR WILLIAM THOMAS SALVIN (B. 1808) OF CROXDALE HALL

GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 6,000.00
208 STEUART, SIR JAMES

AN INQUIRY INTO THE PRINCIPLES OF POLITICAL OECONOMY

1767 GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 GBP 5,750.00
286

BOOK OF HOURS, NORTHERN FRANCE, LATE FIFTEENTH CENTURY

LATE FIFTEENTH CENTURY GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 5,250.00
113

BANNERMANS OF ELSICK AND ABERNETHIE OF CRIMONMOGATE, ABERDEENSHIRE MANUSCRIPT ESTATE PLANS AND MAPS.

GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 GBP 5,000.00
290 CHURCHILL, SIR WINSTON

CHURCHILL, SIR WINSTON PHOTOGRAPH, SIGNED TO MOUNT

GBP 1,200.00 - 1,800.00 GBP 4,750.00
33 VREDEMAN DE VRIES, HANS

PICTORES, STATUARII, ARCHITECTI, LATOMI et quicunque principum magnificorumque virorum memoriae aeternae inservitis, adeste: & hunc libellum varias coenotaphiorum, tumulorum & mortuorum monumentorum formas.

1563 GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 GBP 4,500.00
197 ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D.

SPEECHES AND ADDRESSES, INCLUDING Inaugural Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt…

1943 GBP 700.00 - 900.00 GBP 4,500.00
224 [KING, WILLIAM, 1ST EARL OF LOVELACE] -

EAST HORSLEY TOWERS - [JOHN LOCKE'S LIBRARY]LIBRARY CATALOGUE

GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 4,500.00
85 BLUMNAU, GEORG

DISSERTATIO DE VACUO qua, experientiis, & rationibus physicis, vacuum in natura non dari, probatur.

1648 GBP 500.00 - 800.00 GBP 3,750.00
160 STUART, JAMES FRANCIS EDWARD

MERCURE GALANT DÉDIÉ A MONSEIGNEUR LE DAUPHIN

1708 GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 3,750.00
458 ROBERTS, DAVID

THE HOLY LAND, SYRIA, IDUMEA, ARABIA, EGYPT & NUBIA

1855-56 GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 3,750.00
23 PARASACCHI, DOMENICO

RACCOLTA DELLE PRINCIPALI FONTANE DELL'INCLITTA CITTA DI ROMA

1647 GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 3,500.00
137 ROWLING, J.K.

HARRY POTTER - A SET OF 7 SIGNED BOOKS Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

2004 GBP 2,000.00 - 4,000.00 GBP 3,250.00
213 BABBAGE, CHARLES

OBSERVATIONS ON THE TEMPLE OF SERAPIS AT POZZUOLI NEAR NAPLES

1847 GBP 400.00 - 500.00 GBP 3,250.00
378

TENERIFFE, SPAIN, SCOTLAND, GERMANY, EGYPT, MONTE CARLO, FRANCE, ITALY, INDONESIA & CHINA: HONG KONG & SHANGHAI2 PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS 134 photographs

GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 3,250.00
424 [COOK, CAPT. JAMES]

AN ABRIDGEMENT OF A JOURNAL OF THE ADVENTURES VOYAGE ROUND THE GLOBE

GBP 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 GBP 3,250.00
233

[THE] GLADIATOR - [A TORRIDON GAZETTE] - [DARROCH OF TORRIDON] A LONG RUN OF A RARE PRIVATELY PRODUCED ROSS & CROMARTY "GAZETTE"

1884-1892 GBP 700.00 - 1,000.00 GBP 3,000.00
288 CARDONNEL-LAWSON, ADAM DE

SKETCHBOOK OF WELSH VIEWS, ROMAN ARTEFACTS, &C.

GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 3,000.00
296

MANUSCRIPT ALBUM OF AUTOGRAPHED AND SIGNED LITERARY EXCERPTS, 1923-1927

1923-1927 GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 GBP 3,000.00
105 LAZARNICK, GEORGE

Netsuke & Inro Artists and How to Read their Signatures. Honolulu: Reed Publishers, [1982]. 2 volumes, 4to, original cloth; [Idem] The Signature Book of Netsuke, Inro and Ojime Artists in Photographs.

1976 GBP 500.00 - 700.00 GBP 2,750.00
276 STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS

TREASURE ISLAND

1883 GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 2,750.00
38 ARIOSTO, LODOVICO

ORLANDO FURIOSO IN ENGLISH BY SIR JOHN HARINGTON Now thirdly revised and amended with the addition of the author's epigrams.

1634 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 2,500.00
  • <b>Koller Auctions: Books & Autographs. March 26, 2019</b>
    <b>Koller Auctions, Mar 26:</b> Jacques Gamelin. <i>Nouveau recueil d'osteologie et de myologie, dessine d'apres nature...</i> 2 parts in 1 vol., large folio, 82 copper plates. CHF 12,000 to 18,000
    <b>Koller Auctions, Mar 26:</b> Melchior Pfintzing. <i>Die geverlicheiten und einsteils geschichten des loblichen streytparen...</i> 118 woodcut engravings, first edition. CHF 30,000 to 50,000
    <b>Koller Auctions, Mar 26:</b> Book of hours. Handwritten Latin text on vellum. With 17 large miniatures, Flanders, c.1460. CHF 70,000 to 90,000
    <b>Koller Auctions, Mar 26:</b> Maria Sibylla Merian. <i> Dissertatio de generatione et metamorphosibus insectorum Surinamensium,</i> 72 copper plates, Den Haag, 1726. CHF 60,000 to 90,000
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Princess Diana, group of 6 ALS to the editor of British Vogue, 1989-92. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Joseph Brant, Mohawk Chief, ALS, writing with news after pledging support to King George III against the American rebels, 1776. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Ulysses S. Grant, photograph dated & signed as President, portrait by Brady, 1875. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Alexander Graham Bell, ALS, accepting an invitation to tea during his only trip to Japan, 1898. $1,000 to $2,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Nikola Tesla, signature & date on his monogrammed correspondence card, 1935. $3,500 to $5,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Richard Wagner, ALS, concerning his opera Rienzi, 1869. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, autograph note signed, requesting the address of Yvette Guilbert, 1895. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Claude Monet, ALS, to painter Harry Lachman, complaining that his vision has not improved, 1920s. $2,500 to $3,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Friedrich Hölderlin, autograph manuscript, unsigned, 7 lines quoting Michael Denis's <i>Ossians und Sineds Lieder.</i> $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Guestbook for Lüchow's restaurant, over 400 signatures, including W.H. Auden, Grace Kelly & drawings by Charles Addams, NYC, 1950-56. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> George Washington, lottery ticket, signed, 1768. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 21:</b> Vaslav Nijinsky, postcard dated & signed, showing a drawing of him in <i>Schéhérazade,</i> 1916. $2,500 to $3,500.
  • <b>Chiswick Auctions: Books & Illustrated Art including Cartoons. March 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Silver Binding.- [Torah], German 13 Loth silver binding, hinged clasp, 12mo, Sulzbach, 1805. £2,500 to £3,500.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Picasso (Pablo). Minotaure vaincu, plate 89 from La Suite Vollard, etching, dated 29 May 1933, pencil, plate 190 x 265 mm, Paris, A. Vollard, 1939. £5,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Dali (Salvador) & Alighieri (Dante). <i>La Divina Commedia,</i> 6 vols, NUMBER 478 of 2,900 copies, 100 numbered colour lithograph plates by Salvador Dalì, folio, Verona, 1963-1964. £3,000 to £4,000.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Books & Illustrated Art including Cartoons. March 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Miniature Sepher Torah Nevi'im U'Kethuvim, prepared by Menachem M. Scholz, original cloth, housed within original gilt tooled metal case, with magnifying glass inset, 33x25 mm, Warsaw, c. 1880. £1,200 to £1,800.
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Scarfe (Gerald). ‘Men of Snow’ [Tony Blair, William Hague & 'Robin' Cook], original ink, watercolour & gouache drawing, signed, 600 x 435 mm, n.d. with 2 others (3). £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Francklyn (Gilbert), Paine (Thomas). <i>Rights of Man…</i>, FIRST EDITION [and] <i>Rights of Man. Part the Second…,</i> Printed for J. S. Jordan, 1791-92, [and 1 other]. £700 to £1,000
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Books & Illustrated Art including Cartoons. March 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Chagall (Marc). Le Jeu des Acrobates (Acrobats at Play), HORS COMMERCE PROOF, lithograph, from The Lithographs of Chagall, 320 x 240 mm, André Sauret, 1963. £1,800 to £2,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Mar 28:</b> [Harris (John)]. <i>The History of The Old Woman who had Three Sons Jerry, James, and John…,</i> 12mo, J. Harris, 1815. £200 to £300
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Royal Binding.- Staël-Holstein (Germaine de). <i>De la littèrature considerée dans ses rapports avec les institutions sociales…,</i> 2 vols, second edition, Crapelet, Paris, [1801]. £400 to £600
    <b>Chiswick Auctions: Books & Illustrated Art including Cartoons. March 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Ancient History.- La Baune (Jacques de). <i> Panegyrici Veteres,</i> Paris, 1676. [with] Wesseling (Petrus, ed.). <i> Vetera Romanorum itineraria…</i> £800 to £1,200
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Edward (Gibbon). <i> History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire…</i> Multiple editions and languages [English and French]. £300 to £400
    <b>Chiswick Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Curtis (William). <i> Flora Londinensis,</i> FIRST EDITION, 2 vols in 3. 119 hand-coloured plates of 454. £500 to £700
  • <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Walt Whitman. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> First edition, first issue, SIGNED in block letters by Whitman. 1855. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Isaac Newton's copy of John Greave's <i>Pyramidographia,</i> London, 1646. $50,000 to $70,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Colonel John Mosby. Robert E. Lee's autograph letter to Samuel Cooper reporting on Mosby's exploits, with Cooper's autograph note ordering his appointment to Major.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Gyula Halasz Brassai. Large archive of autograph and typed letters, over 260, to his family including his wife Gilberte, 1947-1978. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 12:</b> Archive of drawings and letters from Harper Lee to Charles Carruth, including an inscribed first edition of <i>To Kill a Mockingbird.</i> $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> VESALIUS, ANDREAS. 1514-1564. <i>De humani corporis fabrica libri septem.</i> Basel: Johannes Oporinus, June 1543. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. 1578-1657. <i>De motu cordis & sanguinis in animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Leiden: Joannis Maire, 1639. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Mar 11:</b> BERENGARIO DA CARPI, GIACOMO. 1460-1530. <i>Isagogae breves perlucide ac uberrimae in Anatomiam humani corporis.</i> Bologna: Benedictus Hectoris, 15 July 1523. $15,000 to $25,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN. 1706-1790. <i>Experiments and Observations on Electricity, made at Philadelphia in America…</i> London, 1769. $10,000 to $15,000
    <b>Bonhams NY, Mar 11:</b> BENIVIENI, ANTONIO. 1443-1502. <i>De abditis nonnullis ac mirandis morborum et sanationum causis.</i>Florence: Filippo Giunta, 1507. $8,000 to $12,000
  • <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. March 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Greco (Gioachino). <i>Primo modo del gioco de Partito…</i> Manuscript, France, 1624 or 1625. A collection of partiti, or 'chess problems' by one of the most important figures in the history of chess. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Herodotus. <i>Historiae,</i> translated into Latin by Lorenzo Valla and edited by Antonio Mancinelli. Venice, 1494. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Darwin (Charles). Autograph Letter signed to his cousin Reginald Darwin, Down, Beckenham, Kent, 27th March 1879. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. March 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Nicolay (Nicolas de). <i>The Navigations, peregrinations and voyages, made into Turkie,</i> first edition in English, Imprinted at London by Thomas Dawson, 1585. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Saint-Exupéry (Antoine de). <i>The Little Prince,</i> number 66 of 525 copies signed by the author, 1943. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Catlin (George, 1796-1872). Tuch-ee, A Celebrated War Chief of the Cherokees, watercolour, [circa 1834]. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. March 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Genetics.- A collection of c.300 pamphlets on genetics comprising many of the major contributions from the first half of the 20th century. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> India.- Rajasthan.- Kota School (probably late 18th c.). Elephant in a landscape with chains around his feet, brush and black ink with opaque pigments. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Commelin (Caspar). <i>Horti medici Amstelaedamensis plantae rariores et exoticae,</i> first edition, 48 finely hand-coloured engraved plates, Leiden, F.Haringh, 1706. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper. March 28, 2019</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Plague-water and cookery & medical recipes.- Jackson (Mrs Sarah). Medical and cookery recipes, manuscript in several hands, title and 134pp., 1688-1755. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Vernet (<i>After</i> Joseph, 1714-1789). <i>[Vues des ports de France],</i> sixteen plates (of 18), etchings and engravings by Charles Nicolas Cochin fils and Jacques Philippe Le Bas, [c.1760-1780]. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Forum Auctions, Mar 28:</b> Detmold (Edward Julius, 1883-1957). Parrots and Butterflies, watercolour. £2,500 to £3,500.
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