• <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.
  • <b><center>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Focus on Women<br>June 2, 2022</b>
    <b>Swann June 2:</b> Susan B. Anthony & Ida Husted Harper, <i>The History of Woman Suffrage,</i> first edition set, New York, 1881-1922. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann June 2:</b> Georgia Douglass Johnson, <i>Bronze: a Book of Verse,</i> first edition, Boston, 1922. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann June 2:</b> Elaine Fried de Kooning, small archive of material. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b><center>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Focus on Women<br>June 2, 2022</b>
    <b>Swann June 2:</b> Helena Bochoráková-Dittrichová, <i>Z Mého Detství Drevoryty,</i> first edition, Prague, 1929. $4,000 to $6,000
    <b>Swann June 2:</b> Chicago Women’s Graphics Collective, <i>Cry Out,</i> silkscreen poster, Chicago, 1972. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann June 2:</b> Pearl S. Buck, <i>The Good Earth,</i> first edition, New York, 1931. $3,000 to $5,000.
  • <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.
  • <b><center>Gonnelli Auction House<br>Old master, modern and contemporary art<br>Maps & Orientalia<br>8th-9th-10th of June 2022
    <b>Gonnelli Auction House:</b> Giuseppe Aloja, Veduta di Napoli dalla parte di Chiaia. Starting price: € 1650
    <b>Gonnelli Auction House:</b> Abraham Ortelius, Mappa dell'Atlantico del Nord. Starting price: € 280
    <b>Gonnelli Auction House:</b> Max Klinger, Für alle. 1884. Starting price: € 360
    <b>Gonnelli Auction House:</b> Katsushita Taito II, Kacho gaden. Starting price: € 320
    <b>Gonnelli Auction House:</b> Blub, Galileo Galilei. Starting price: € 100

Forum Auctions: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper

Auction Reports

Auction Name Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper Total Sales (GBP) 1,006,736.00
Auction Date 11/25/2021 - 11/25/2021 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 475,100.00
Sale Number #1093 High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 677,150.00
Total Lots 534
Sold Lots 472 Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 541,900.00
% of Lots Sold 88.39% High Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 771,850.00
Unsold Lots 62 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 130.43%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price

Medieval manuscript.- Prayerbook, in Flemish and a small part in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum, with 7 full-page miniatures in full borders, and other miniatures and initials, Bruges, [second half of the 15th century].

second half of the 15th century. GBP 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 GBP 90,000.00
512 Darwin (Charles)

Darwin (Charles) On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, first edition, John Murray, 1859.

1859 GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 GBP 60,000.00
464 Waghenaer (Lucas Janszoon)

Atlases.- Waghenaer (Lucas Janszoon) The Mariners Mirrour, [1588].

1588 GBP 25,000.00 - 35,000.00 GBP 43,750.00
517 Euclid.

Geometry.- Euclid. The Elements of Geometrie, the Christ-Church-John Rylands copy of the first edition of the first complete English translation, by John Daye, 1570.

1570 GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 GBP 37,500.00
230 Laurent d'Orleans (Frere)

Medieval Manuscript.- Laurent d'Orleans (Frere) La Somme le Roi, ou Livre des Vices et des Virtus, illuminated manuscript on vellum, in French, France, [late 13th or early 14th century].

late 13th or early 14th century. GBP 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 GBP 35,000.00
474 Simpson (William)

India.- Simpson (William) India Ancient and Modern, 50 chromolithographs, Day & Son, 1867.

1867 GBP 18,000.00 - 22,000.00 GBP 22,500.00
478 Mirza (H. A. and Sons, photographers)

Mecca & Medina.- Mirza (H. A. and Sons, photographers) 12 mounted photographs of Mecca, Medina, and other holy places, Delhi, [early 20th century].

early 20th century. GBP 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 GBP 20,800.00
431 Lewis (C.S.)

Lewis (C.S.) [The Chronicles of Narnia], 7 vol., first editions, 1950-56.

1950-56. GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 15,000.00
207 Holland (Peter)

Lake District.- Holland (Peter) Sketches of the Lakes, an album containing 62 original watercolour studies, [c. 1771]; together with Holland's 'Select Views of the Lakes in Cumberland, Westmoreland, and Lancashire', 1772 (2)

c. 1771 GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 13,750.00
429 Lewis (C.S.)

Lewis (C.S.) [The Space Trilogy], 3 vol., first editions, 1938-45.

1938-45. GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 13,750.00
460 Catlin (George)

America.- Catlin (George) Illustrations of the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians, 2 vol., ninth edition, deluxe issue, one of c.12 copies, Henry G. Bohn, 1857.

GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 12,500.00
497 Wing (John)

Astronomy.- Wing (John) Astronomia Nova Britannica, or The New British Astronomy Containing an Exact Theorie of the Coelestial Motions, manuscript, contemporary panelled calf, 1691.

1691 GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 11,700.00
80 Maret (Russell)

Maret (Russell) Aethelwold etc: Twenty Six Letters..., one of 44 copies, Port Chester and New York, 2009 & an envelope of ephemera (2)

2009 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 9,375.00
170 Bailey (David)

Bailey (David) David Bailey's Box of Pin-Ups, 1965.

1965 GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 GBP 8,750.00
201 Hancarville (Pierre-Francois Hugues d')

Hamilton (Sir William).- Hancarville (Pierre-Francois Hugues d') Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Antiquities..., vol.1 & 2 only (of 4), Naples, Morelli, 1766-67.

1766-67. GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 8,750.00
123 Owen (Wilfred)

Weather Bird Press.- Owen (Wilfred) Selected War Poems, one of 125 copies, colour linocuts, Pasadena, 1983 & others from the press including many pamphlets(c.60)

1983 GBP 600.00 - 800.00 GBP 8,125.00
482 Lashly (William)

Polar.- Lashly (William) The Diary of W. Lashly, A record of the return journey of the last supporting party with Capt. Scott to the South Pole, number 25 of 75 copies, 1938-39.

1938-39. GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 8,125.00
236 Hammet (James Lacon, Admiral Superintendent of Malta Dockyard)

Malta.- Hammet (James Lacon, Admiral Superintendent of Malta Dockyard) Photograph album of Edward VII's visit to Malta in 1903, c. 40 photographs, a few pieces of ephemera inserted, original half morocco, gilt, 1902-4.

1902-4. GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 7,500.00
448 Woolf (Virginia)

Woolf (Virginia) [The complete novels], 10 vol., first editions, 1915-41.

GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 GBP 7,500.00
520 Grimaldi (Francesco Maria)

Light.- Diffraction.- Grimaldi (Francesco Maria) Physico-Mathesis De Lumine, Coloribus, et Iride, first edition, Bologna, heirs of Vittorio Benacci, 1665.

1665 GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 7,500.00
498 Wing (John)

Astronomy.- Wing (John) Scientia Stellarum, 3 parts in 1, manuscript text and tables, original calf, dated in text 1693.

1693 GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 GBP 7,150.00
398 Wilde (Oscar)

Wilde (Oscar) The Sphinx, first edition, one of 200 copies, designs by Charles Ricketts, Elkin Mathews and John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1894.

1894 GBP 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 GBP 6,875.00
502 Bacon (Roger) and others.

Alchemy.- Bacon (Roger) and others. Le Miroir d'Alquimie, 4 parts in 1, first edition in French, Lyon, Macé Bonhomme, 1557.

1557 GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 6,875.00
516 Franco (Pierre)

Franco (Pierre) Traité des Hernies, Lyon, Thibauld Payan, 1561.

1561 GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 6,875.00
508 Boyle (Robert)

Boyle (Robert) The General History of the Air, first edition, 1692.

1692 GBP 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 GBP 6,250.00
  • <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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