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Auction Name Books Total Sales (GBP) 16,383.60
Auction Date 12/06/2019 - 12/06/2019 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 4,770.00
Sale Number #1839 High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 6,420.00
Total Lots 256
Sold Lots 190 Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 7,880.00
% of Lots Sold 74.22% High Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 10,530.00
Unsold Lots 66 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 155.59%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
1184

STRAITS OF CHINA, JAPAN BY P&O "LUXURIOUS MODERN STEAMERS" 14.500 TO 17.000 tons,

[circa 1931] GBP 300.00 - 350.00 GBP 1,440.00
1148 W FADEN (PUB):

TOPOGRAPHICAL MAP OF THE COUNTY OF NORFOLK REDUCED TO A SCALE OF 2 STATUTE MILES TO ONE INCH FROM THE LARGE MAP IN SIX SHEETS; SURVEYED BY THOMAS MILNE AND C LONDON 1803

1803 GBP 60.00 - 80.00 GBP 780.00
1097

Series of six advertising posters, mid-20th century, for Air France to various locations and TransWorld Airlines (6)

Not Available GBP 744.00
1095

Group: eight advertising posters for BEA (British European Airways)

Not Available GBP 660.00
1108 SIR EDWARD ELGAR

SIR EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934), autograph letter signed (in initials), headed notepaper from Sir Edward Elgar, O.M, KCVO, Master of the King's Musick, Lord Chamberlain's Office, St James's Palace, London

GBP 600.00 - 800.00 GBP 576.00
1118

Postcard album containing approx 150 picture postcards,

GBP 250.00 - 300.00 GBP 276.00
1145 JOHN DOWER (DRAWN AND ENGRAVED):

LONDON GUIDE TO THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION 1862

1862 GBP 100.00 - 120.00 GBP 264.00
1092

Packet: containing approx 100 Leicester City FC programmes, mainly from 1949 to 1958

1949 to 1958 GBP 200.00 - 250.00 GBP 240.00
1150 G F CRUCHLEY:

CRUCHLEY'S NEW PLAN OF LONDON IMPROVED INCLUDING THE EAST AND WEST INDIA DOCKS,

1846 GBP 60.00 - 80.00 GBP 228.00
1121

Box: approx 300 early 20th century picture postcards, mainly topographical,

early 20th century GBP 200.00 - 250.00 GBP 216.00
1181 THOMAS WILLIAM ARMES (ARTIST):

SHERINGHAM "TWIXT SEA AND PINE"

GBP 50.00 - 60.00 GBP 216.00
668

FOLIO SOCIETY: COLLECTION 37 ASSORTED TITLES including boxed sets

Not Available GBP 204.00
1040

Packet: containing 48 erotic Edwardian photos, all postcard size

Not Available GBP 204.00
1175 THOMAS SIDNEY:

COOPER'S SUBJECTS,

[circa 1845] GBP 60.00 - 80.00 GBP 192.00
1197 JOHN BURKILL:

BOLTON ILLUSTRATED: A SERIES OF VIEWS OF THE SCENERY AROUND BOLTON ABBEY, WHARFEDALE, YORKSHIRE, THE PICTURESQUE DOMAIN OF HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE,

1858 GBP 80.00 - 120.00 GBP 192.00
718

Three boxes: Norfolk Archaeology, 49 bound volumes 1847-2017 various bindings quantity of modern parts

1847-2017 Not Available GBP 180.00
716

Box: North Sea Surge, Ports of the Eastern Counties, Drifter men, Wherries and Waterways etc

Not Available GBP 168.00
667

FOLIO SOCIETY: COLLECTION 60 ASSORTED TITLES

Not Available GBP 156.00
1047

Victorian board game THE NEW GAMES OF BOG circa 1880

circa 1880 GBP 50.00 - 70.00 GBP 156.00
1172 SAMUEL KING:

A NEW PLAN OF THE CITY OF NORWICH engraved plan

1766 GBP 60.00 - 90.00 GBP 156.00
1154 EDWARD STANFORD:

6 engraved Ordnance maps

1890-1899 Not Available GBP 144.00
1193

Assortment: 40+ coloured 19th century prints including FREDERICK L LEVE (1877-1968), aquatint signed to lower right margin in pencil

19th century GBP 80.00 - 120.00 GBP 144.00
1134

Large box: containing quantity of postcards, mainly topographical and others, (qty)

GBP 40.00 - 60.00 GBP 132.00
1174 JAN JANSSON:

EPISCOPATUS DUNELMENSIS VULGO THE BISHOPRIKE OF DURHAM, engraved map

[1659] GBP 80.00 - 120.00 GBP 132.00
1192

Small box: assorted 19th century engravings including equestrian, coaching, natural history, hunting, horse racing etc

19th century GBP 30.00 - 40.00 GBP 132.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Charles Loupot, <i>Les Cigarettes Mekka,</i> 1919. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Plinio Codognato, <i>Cicli Fiat,</i> circa 1910. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> L.N. Britton, <i>Warning! Consider the Possible Consequences,</i> c. 1917. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonardo Bistolfi, <i>Première Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs Modernes,</i> 1902. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Leonetto Cappiello, <i>Paquet Pernot / Biscuits Pernot,</i> 1910. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Jul 15:</b> Jessie Tarbox Beals, archive of signed photographs, 15 silver prints, c. 1930. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Francesco Nonni, <i>Font Meo / Acqua Minerale Naturale,</i> 1924. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Frederick Winthrop Ramsdell, <i>American Crescent Cycles,</i> 1899. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> <i>Be a Tight Wad! Own Something!</i> designer unknown, 1925. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> Candido Aragonese de Faria, <i>Chamonix–Mont–Blanc,</i> c. 1910. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 5:</b> W.E.J., <i>Irishmen Avenge the Lusitania,</i> c. 1915. $2,000 to $3,000.
  • <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until August 7</b>
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Maitres Affiches by MUCHA - Papier a cigarettes Job. 202. $5,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> De Bry - Map of the West Indies (including Florida, Cuba, Jamaica, Bahamas, Parts of Central & South America, Sea Monsters, Ships). $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gould - Short-billed Toucan (Ramphastos Brevicarinatus). $5,000 to $8,000.
    <center><b>Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books<br>Fine Art<br>Antique Engravings & Lithographs<br>Works on Paper<br>Accepting bids until August 7</b>
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Redoute, Folio - Pale Iris - Iris flavescens. 375. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gillray - Light Expelling Darkness or The Sun of the Constitution. $200 to $500.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Gerard - Wild Hemp or Weed, Cannabis. 708. $150 to $450.
    <b>Trillium, Aug. 7:</b> Shaw & Nodder - Head of The Dodo. 165. $100 to $300.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Family photograph album ("The Hughes family Album"), 1957-1962. £30,000 to £50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Typed letter signed, to Ted Hughes, on "my own private doctrine", with a poem, 5 October 1956. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath. Pen and ink portrait of Ted Hughes, [1956]. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Your Own Sylvia:<br>Sylvia Plath’s letters to Ted Hughes and other items,<br>Property of Frieda Hughes<br>9 to 21 July 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Joint autograph letter signed, to William and Edith Hughes, March 1960. £8,000 to £12,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Photographic portrait by David Bailey, inscribed by Plath, 1961, and another press photo. £800 to £1,200.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Tarot de Marseille. Deck of cards owned by Sylvia Plath. £4,000 to £6,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 9 – 21 July:</b> Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Pair of gold wedding rings. £6,000 to £8,000.
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