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Auction Name Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper Total Sales (GBP) 50,512.50
Auction Date 12/10/2019 - 12/10/2019 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 36,500.00
Sale Number #2126 High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 51,930.00
Total Lots 230
Sold Lots 204 Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 42,210.00
% of Lots Sold 88.70% High Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 59,990.00
Unsold Lots 26 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 84.20%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
97 Shaw (George Bernard)

Shaw Gives Himself Away: An Autobiographical Miscellany

1939.<br /><br />? The loosely-inserted items comprise: <br />1. Pencil caricature of Shaw by Paul Nash with small sample of the dark green binding leather affixed as Shaw's beard and annotated "You see how fantastically wrong this is [with arrow to leath GBP 600.00 - 800.00 GBP 1,500.00
115 Mackenzie (Compton)

Sinister Street

1913-14 GBP 100.00 - 150.00 GBP 1,125.00
73 Augustine (Saint)

De civitate dei libri XXII

1925.<br /><br />? One of the most handsome productions by the press. GBP 900.00 - 1,200.00 GBP 1,062.50
104 James (M.R.)

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

1973 GBP 600.00 - 800.00 GBP 1,062.50
120 Milne (A. A.)

[The Christopher Robin Books]

1924 GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00 GBP 1,000.00
203 Darly (Mary, publisher)

[Britannia [toe] Amer[eye]ca]

1778 GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 937.50
60 Pritchett (V. S.)

Mr. Beluncle

1951 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 875.00
187 Trollope (Anthony)

Barchester Towers

1857 GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 875.00
12 Bruyn (J.) & others.

A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings

1989-2015 GBP 500.00 - 700.00 GBP 812.50
89 Fleming (Ian)

Dr. No

1958 GBP 600.00 - 800.00 GBP 812.50
155 Winckelmann (Johann Joachim)

Monumenti Antichi Inediti

1767 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 750.00
174 [Parsons (Robert)]

A Treatise of Three Conversions of England from Paganisme to Christian Religion

1603 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 750.00
20 Dortu (M.G.)

Toulouse-Lautrec et Son Oeuvre

1971 GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 600.00
54 Bewick (Thomas)

The Fables of Aesop

1784 GBP 150.00 - 200.00 GBP 575.00
140 Tolkien (J.R.R.)

The Lord of the Rings

2001-2. GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 550.00
208 Roberts (Emma)

Hindostan: Its Landscapes, Palaces, Temples, Tombs...and...the Himalaya Mountains

[c.1845]. GBP 400.00 - 500.00 GBP 550.00
22 Mauclair (Camille)

Henri Le Sidaner

1928 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 525.00
39 Chipp (Herschel)

[The Picasso Project] Picasso's Paintings

1995-2002. GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 525.00
109 Jonson (Ben)

The Poems

GBP 150.00 - 200.00 GBP 525.00
126 Potter (Beatrix)

The Tale of Benjamin Bunny

1904 GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 525.00
135 Spark (Muriel)

Robinson

1958 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 525.00
70 [Beardsley (Aubrey) & others.]

The Yellow Book: An Illustrated Quarterly

1894-97. GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 500.00
83 Cowles (Fleur, editor)

Flair: The Monthly Magazine

February 1950-January 1951 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 500.00
217 Camden (William)

Britannia, sive florentiss. Regnorum Angliae, Scotiae, Hiberniae…

1639 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 500.00
227 Reed (E.T.)

Panko or Votes for Women. The Great Card Game: Suffragists v.Anti-Suffragists

[c.1909]. GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 500.00
  • <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>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.
  • <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>Printed Books, Maps & Documents, The Library of Dawson Turner<br>4 March 2020</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Mar. 4:</b> Beck (Henry). <i>London Underground Transport,</i> 1934. Iconic original poster. £20,000 to £30,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Mar. 4:</b> Turner (Dawson, 1775-1858). ‘Journal of a Three Weeks' Tour, with Thos. Phillips’, 1815. Unpublished illustrated manuscript. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Mar. 4:</b> Sander (Frederick). <i>Reichenbachia,</i> 4 volumes, 1st edition, 1886-95. Ex libris Sir David Salomons (1797-1873). £3,000 to £5,000.
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>Printed Books, Maps & Documents, The Library of Dawson Turner<br>4 March 2020</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Mar. 4:</b> Mary I, Queen of England (1516-1558). Illuminated grant of arms on vellum to John Hombreston, 1554. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Mar. 4:</b> Restoration London. Album of important autographs, c.1660-90. Including a letter from Sir William Petty to John Evelyn. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Mar. 4:</b> Levellers. <i>The Womens Petition to Over Cromwell,</i> 1651. Extremely rare broadside, 2 copies in libraries. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>Printed Books, Maps & Documents, The Library of Dawson Turner<br>4 March 2020</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Mar. 4:</b> Catherine of Siena. <i>Lettere devotissime,</i> Venice, 1562. Ex libris Giacomo Castelvetro (1546-1616), with marginalia. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Mar. 4:</b> Kane (Brig. Gen. Richard, 1666-1732). ‘A Plan of the Town, Mountain and Bay of Gibraltar’, 1712. Pen and ink and watercolour. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Mar. 4:</b> Costa (Emanuel Mendes da). <i>A Natural History of Fossils,</i> 1st edition, 1757. £600 to £800.
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>Printed Books, Maps & Documents, The Library of Dawson Turner<br>4 March 2020</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Mar. 4:</b> Blaeu (Johannes). <i>Britannia Anglo-Saxonum,</i> c.1646. £700 to £1,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Mar. 4:</b> Donne (John). <i>Devotions,</i> 1st edition, 1624. Contemporary vellum gilt, £700 to £1,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Mar. 4:</b> Baden-Powell (Robert). <i>Scouting for Boys,</i> 1st edition, 1908. £800 to £1,200.
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