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Auction Name Books and Manuscripts: A Summer Miscellany -bidstart 7/28 Total Sales (GBP) 1,399,419.00
Auction Date 08/04/2020 - 08/04/2020 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 694,550.00
Sale Number #L20409 High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 1,016,750.00
Total Lots 194
Sold Lots 147 Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 907,000.00
% of Lots Sold 75.77% High Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 1,300,550.00
Unsold Lots 47 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 107.60%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
68 CAPOTE, TRUMAN

CAPOTE | Breakfast at Tiffany's, revised typescript, 1958

GBP 120,000.00 - 180,000.00 GBP 378,000.00
168 WILDE, OSCAR

WILDE | Autograph letter signed, to George Alexander, outlining the plot of The Importance of Being Earnest, 1894

1894 GBP 100,000.00 - 150,000.00 GBP 126,000.00
4 ANNING, MARY

ANNING, MARY | autograph letter signed, to William Buckland, [1829]

1829 GBP 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 GBP 100,800.00
31 ELLIOT, DANIEL GIRAUD

ELLIOT, D.G. | A Monograph of the Phasianidae, New York 1870-1872, 2 volumes

1870-1872 GBP 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 GBP 69,300.00
21 CORONELLI, VINCENZO

CORONELLI | Atlante Veneto, 1691

1691 GBP 50,000.00 - 60,000.00 GBP 56,700.00
160 WILDE, OSCAR

WILDE | 'Confessions of Tastes, Habits and Convictions', authorial manuscript, 1877

1870 GBP 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 GBP 47,880.00
170 WILDE, OSCAR

WILDE | The Importance of Being Earnest, 1898, one of 100 copies, presentation copy inscribed to Reginald Turner

1899 GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 GBP 47,880.00
29 EINSTEIN, ALBERT

EINSTEIN I Signed photograph, 1955

GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 GBP 40,320.00
30 ELLIOT, DANIEL GIRAUD

ELLIOT, D.G.| A Monograph of the Paradiseidae, or Birds of Paradise, New York 1873, folio, 36 plates

1873 GBP 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 GBP 25,200.00
28 EDWARDS, GEORGE

EDWARDS | A natural history of birds [Gleanings of natural history], 1802–1806 (watermarks 1816–1824)

1802–1806 (WATERMARKS 1816–1824) GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 GBP 20,160.00
63 DANTE ALIGHIERI

ASHENDENE PRESS | Dante, la Divina Commedia, 1902-1905

1902-1905 GBP 14,000.00 - 18,000.00 GBP 17,640.00
105 LAWRENCE, T.E.

LAWRENCE, T.E. | Seven Pillars of Wisdom, 1926, 1st US edition, NO.7 OF 22 COPIES, signed by Doran

1926 GBP 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 GBP 17,640.00
175

WORLD WAR II | Japanese Instrument of Surrender in Hong Kong, 16 September 1945

1945 GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 GBP 17,640.00
37 GOULD, JOHN

GOULD, J. | Monograph of the Trogonidae, London 1835-1838, folio

1835-1838 GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 GBP 16,380.00
40 JAILLOT, CHARLES HUBERT--NICOLAS SANSON D'ABBEVILLE

JAILLOT AND SANSON | Atlas Nouveau. Contenant toutes les parties du Monde, 1692-1693, 2 volumes

1692-93 GBP 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 GBP 16,380.00
149 SCARFE, GERALD

SCARFE | Pink Floyd's "The Wall" - Teacher, Wife, Mother and Pink, original drawing

GBP 7,000.00 - 9,000.00 GBP 16,380.00
164 WILDE, OSCAR

WILDE | The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891, number 114 of 250 copies signed by the author

1891 GBP 7,000.00 - 9,000.00 GBP 16,380.00
47

MEDICINE | Manuscript medical and culinary recipe book, 17th centuy

GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 GBP 15,120.00
5 [ASTLEY, JOHN]

ASTLEY | The art of riding, London, 1584, later calf, drop-back box

1584 GBP 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 GBP 12,600.00
53 PENNANT, THOMAS

PENNANT | The British zoology, 1761-1766

1761-1766 GBP 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 GBP 10,710.00
78 GIBBON, EDWARD

GIBBON, E. | History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, 1776-1788, 6 volumes

1776-1788 GBP 5,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 10,080.00
49 MEYER, JOHANN DANIEL

MEYER | Angenehmer und nuetzlicher Zeit-vertreib mit Betrachtung curioser vorstellungen allerhand... Thiere, 1748–1756

1748-56 GBP 7,000.00 - 9,000.00 GBP 9,450.00
82 HOLLAR, WENCESLAUS

HOLLAR | Ornatus Muliebris Anglicanus, London, 1640, modern calf

1639 or 1640 GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 9,450.00
88 JOYCE, JAMES

JOYCE | Ulysses, no.762/750 copies, 1922

1922 GBP 7,000.00 - 10,000.00 GBP 9,450.00
153 SCARFE, GERALD

SCARFE | Pink Floyd's "The Wall" - Teacher ("We don't need no education"), original drawing

GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 GBP 9,450.00
  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MACHIAVELLI, Niccolò. <i>Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, The life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca…</i> Translated by Edward Dacres. London, 1640. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FILSON, John. <i>The Discovery, Settlement and present State of Kentucke: and An Essay towards the Topography, and Natural History of that important Country…</i> Wilmington, Del.: James Adams, 1784. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> ELUARD, Paul. <i>Un poeme dans chaque livre.</i> Paris: Louis Broder, 1956. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LEWIS, James Otto. [<i>Aboriginal Port Folio.</i> Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1835-1836]. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS]. BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin. [Southern Netherlands (Ghent or Bruges), c.1460]. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MORE, Thomas, Sir. <i>The Workes ... wrytten by him in the Englysh tongue.</i> Edited by William Rastell. London, 1557. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. MORRIS, William. <i>Love is Enough.</i> Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897. $5,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed as President (“A. Lincoln”), 24 February 1863. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> WASHINGTON, George. Address panel with autograph free frank signed ("G:o Washington"), as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, 5 August 1777. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Beastly Baby.</i> N.p.: The Fantod Press, 1962. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FROST, Robert. Photographic reproduction signed and inscribed ("Robert Frost”), to R.V. Thornton, 1955. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Bug Book.</i> New York: Looking Glass Library, 1959. $500 to $700.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Book of Hours with Illuminated Miniatures, France, mid-15th century. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Conradus de Alemania [Halberstadt the Elder], <i>Concordantiae Bibliorum,</i> Strassburg, 1474. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Christopher Marlowe, <i>The Jew of Malta,</i> London, 1633. Earliest extant edition of this antiauthoritarian Elizabethan play. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b><br>Sir Isaac Newton, <i>The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy,</i> first edition in English, 2 volumes, London, 1729. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> John Rae, <i>Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847,</i> first edition, London, 1850. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Philip Pittman, <i>The Present State of the European Settlements on the Mississippi…,</i> first edition, London, 1770. $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Cyanotype of an anatomy class at Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1895. $300 to $400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Equine veterinary formulary, manuscript on paper, East Earl, Pennsylvania, circa 1860. $400 to $600.
  • <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> REGAMEY, Felix (1844-1906). Unique drawing showing Verlaine and Rimbaud in London, September 1872. €70,000 to 100,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LABORDE, Alexandre de (1773-1842). <i>Voyage pittoresque et historique de l’Espagne.</i> Paris : 1806-1820. €20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> BOCCACE, Jean (1313-1375). <i>Il Decamerone…</i> Venise : Gabriele Giolito di Ferrari, 1542.<br>€ 12,000 to 15,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LAMBERT, Yvon (1936). Full collection of writings from <i>Une rêverie émanée de mes loisirs.</i> Paris : 1992 - 2018. €50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> JOUVE, Paul (1878-1973) -- KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936). <i>La Chasse de Kaa.</i> Paris : Javal & Bourdeaux, 1930. €2,000 to 3,000
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