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Auction Name Antiquarian Books Total Sales (USD) 77,232.00
Auction Date 12/02/2021 - 12/02/2021 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 70,600.00
Sale Number #749 High Estimate of Lots Sold (USD) 112,000.00
Total Lots 245
Sold Lots 163 Low Estimate of All Lots (USD) 113,900.00
% of Lots Sold 66.53% High Estimate of All Lots (USD) 181,200.00
Unsold Lots 82 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 42.62%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
138

Collection of approximately 72 plays, all but one or two from the 18th century

18th century USD 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD 6,600.00
114 Bonaparte, Napoleon

Letter by Napoléon Bonaparte, Général en Chef de L'Armée d'Italie, to Général de Division Baraguey d'Hilliers

1797 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 2,040.00
130 Bailey, Alice A.

Thirty-eight cloth-bound volumes by Alice A. Bailey

Various dates USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 1,920.00
22

Complete set of William Pickering's printing of the historical Book of Common Prayer, as issued by the different English monarchs

1844 USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 1,800.00
125 Barrow, Isaac

Lectiones opticæ & geometricæ: in quibus phænomen?n opticorum genuinæ rationes investigantur, ac exponuntur: et generalia curvarum linearum symptomata declarantur

1674 USD 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD 1,800.00
132 Mead, G.R.S., editor

Thrice-Greatest Hermes, Studies in Hellenistic Theosophy and Gnosis, Being a Translation of the Extant Sermons and Fragments of the Trismegistic Literature, with Prolegomena, Commentaries, and Notes

1906 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 1,800.00
153 Shakespeare, William

The Tragedy of Cymbeline

[1632] USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 1,800.00
211

Le Bon Genre: A Selection of 100 Plates of the Famous "Gazette du Bon Genre"...from the years 1920, 1921, 1922

[c. 1922] USD 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD 1,800.00
111 Morris, Richard, editor

The Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer

1883 USD 400.00 - 600.00 USD 1,440.00
129 Bailey, Alice A.

The Light of the Soul: Its Science and Effect. A Paraphrase of The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with commentary

1927 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 1,440.00
12

[The Bible, that is, the Holy Scriptures contained in the Old and New Testament]; Barker's Geneva Bible

1602 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 1,320.00
198 Malory, Thomas

The Birth Life and Acts of King Arthur of his Noble Knights of the Round Table their Marvellous Enquests and Adventures, the Achieving of the San Greal and in the End Le Morte DArthur with the Dolourous Death and Departing Out of the World of them All.

[1893-1894] USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 1,320.00
154 Smith, Alexander H.

Mushrooms in Their Natural Habitats

1949 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 1,200.00
190 Evans, C.S.

The Sleeping Beauty

[1920] USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 1,200.00
128 Bailey, Alice A.

Letters on Occult Meditation Received and edited by Alice A. Bailey

1922 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 1,140.00
158 Tagore, Rabindra Nath

Gitanjali (Song Offerings)

1912 USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 1,140.00
173 Barrie, J. M.

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

1906 USD 500.00 - 800.00 USD 1,020.00
189 Evans, C.S.

Cinderella

[1919] USD 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD 1,020.00
210

Spring and Summer 1919 - fabric swatch sample book and seasonal fashion guide for gentlemen

1919 USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD 900.00
213

Lot of seven Tojiro Hasegawa imprints

c. 1891-1906 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 900.00
24 Shanghai Mercury

The Boxer Rising: a History of the Boxer Trouble in China

August, 1901 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 780.00
32 Carmichael, Alexander

Carmina Gadelica

[1983] USD 600.00 - 900.00 USD 780.00
144 Richelieu, Armand Emmanuel du Plessis, Duc de

The Political Will and Testament of the Great Minister of State Cardinal Duke de Richelieu; from whence Lewis XIV the Present French King has Taken his Measures and Maxims of Government

1695 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 780.00
161 Thoreau, Henry David

Walden; Or, Life in the Woods

1866 USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 780.00
16

Six Leaves from circa 1613 King James Bible

[ca. 1613] USD 300.00 - 500.00 USD 720.00
  • <b><center>Sotheby’s<br> The Library of Henry Rogers<br>Broughton, 2nd Baron Fairhaven<br>Part I<br>18 May 2022</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, May 18:</b> John James Audubon and James Bachman. <i>The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America.</i> New York: J.J. Audubon, 1845-1848. £150,000 to £250,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, May 18:</b> Thomas and William Daniell. <i>Oriental Scenery,</i> London, 1795-1807 [but 1841], 6 parts in 3 volumes, folio. £150,000 to £200,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, May 18:</b> Mark Catesby. <i>The natural history of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands...</i> London, 1731-1743, 2 volumes. £100,000 to £150,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, May 18:</b> Gould and Lear. <i>A monograph of the Ramphastidae,</i> 1854; <i>Illustrations of the family of Psittacidae,</i> 1832. £60,000 to £90,000.
  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Graphic Design<br>May 19, 2022</b>
    <b>Swann May 19:</b> Adolphe Mouron Cassandre, <i>Triplex,</i> pencil maquette, 1930. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann May 19:</b> Claude Fayette Brandon, <i>The Chap Book,</i> circa 1895. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann May 19:</b> Various Artists, a complete set of <i>Das Plakat,</i> set of 10 hardcover volumes, 1912-21. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann May 19:</b> Javier Gómez Acebo & Máximo Viejo Santamarta, <i>San Sebastian / XI Circuitto Automovilista,</i> 1935. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann May 19:</b> Ephraim Moses Lilien, <i>Berliner Tageblatt,</i> circa 1899. $12,000 to $18,000.
  • <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper<br>26th May 2022</b>
    <b>Forum, May 26:</b> Birds.- Gould (John). <i>The Birds of Great Britain,</i> 5 vol., first edition, [1862-]1873. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Forum, May 26:</b> Canadiana.- Cockburn (Maj. Gen. James Pattison, 1779-1847), After. [Six Landscape of Quebec City and Six Views of Niagara Falls], 2 suites in 1 vol., comprising 12 aquatints, 1833. £30,000 to £40,000.
    <b>Forum, May 26:</b> Joyce (James). <i>Ulysses,</i> number 218 of 150 copies on verge d'arches, Paris, Shakespeare & Company, 1922. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper<br>26th May 2022</b>
    <b>Forum, May 26:</b> Rowling (J.K.) <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,</i> first paperback edition, signed by the author, 1997. £15,000 to £20,000.
    <b>Forum, May 26:</b> Du Maurier (Daphne). <i>Rebecca,</i> first edition, signed presentation inscription from the author to her governess, 1938. £12,000 to £18,000.
    <b>Forum, May 26:</b> Magna Carta.- An exact copy of King John's Great Charter of 1215, transcribed from the fire damaged but legible manuscript in the Cottonian Library, British Library, J. Pine, 1733. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper<br>26th May 2022</b>
    <b>Forum, May 26:</b> Woolf (Virginia). <i>Mrs Dalloway,</i> first edition, Hogarth Press, 1925. £10,000 to £15,000.
    <b>Forum, May 26:</b> Tudor exiles opposed to the Marian regime.- Mary I (Queen of England) Letter signed "Marye the Quene" to Lord Paget, signed at head, titled at head "By the King and Quene", 1556. £8,000 to £10,000.
    <b>Forum, May 26:</b> America.- Newfoundland.- Whitbourne (Sir Richard). <i>A discourse and discouery of Nevv-found-land…,</i> second edition, By Felix Kingston, 1622. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b><center>Forum Auctions<br>Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper<br>26th May 2022</b>
    <b>Forum, May 26:</b> Cervantès Saavedra (Miguel de). <i>El Ingenioso Hidalgo Do Quixote de la Mancha,</i> 4 vol., Madrid, Por Don Joaquin Ibarra, 1780. £5,000 to £7,000.
    <b>Forum, May 26:</b> Stubbs (George). <i>The Anatomy of the Horse,</i> first edition, first issue, Printed by J. Purser, for the Author, 1766. £6,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Forum, May 26:</b> Cardiology.- Lower (Richard). <i>Tractatus de Corde item De Motu & Colore Sanguinus et Chyli in cum Transitu,</i> first edition, 1669. £5,000 to £7,000.
  • <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on May 30</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 30:</b><br>Initial A on vellum, Cologne around 1300. Est: €25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 30:</b><br>J. Androuet du Cerceau, <i> Bastiments de France,</i> 1607. Est: €12,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 30:</b><br>E. Cerillo, <i>Dipinti murali di Pompei,</i> 1886. Est: €2,500
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on May 30</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 30:</b><br>L. de Austria, <i>Compilatio de astrorum scientia,</i> 1489. Est: €9,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 30:</b><br>B. Besler, <i>Hortus Eystettensis,</i> around 1750. Est: €50,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 30:</b><br><i>PAN,</i> 1895-1900. Est: €15,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on May 30</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 30:</b><br>F. Colonna, <i>Hypnerotomachia Poliphili,</i> 1545. Est: €40,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 30:</b><br>F. Schiller, <i>Die Räuber,</i> 1781. Est: €12,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 30:</b><br>J. Albers, <i>Formulation : Articulation,</i> 1972. Est: €18,000
    <center><b>Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on May 30</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 30:</b><br>G. B. Ramusio, <i>Delle navigationi e viaggi,</i> 1556-1613. Est: €14,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 30:</b><br>M. Wied Neuwied, <i>Reise in das Innere Nord-America,</i> 1839-41. Est: €12,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, May 30:</b><br>E. Paolozzi, <i>Bunk,</i> 1972. Est: €25,000
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