• <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
  • <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
  • <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.
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Auction Name Online Sale: Modern Literature Total Sales (GBP) 179,388.75
Auction Date 12/02/2021 - 12/02/2021 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 75,400.00
Sale Number #2223 High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 105,890.00
Total Lots 325
Sold Lots 311 Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 82,600.00
% of Lots Sold 95.69% High Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 115,790.00
Unsold Lots 14 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 154.93%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
97 Golding (William)

Lord of the Flies, first edition, 1954.

1954 GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 GBP 6,250.00
246 Sackville-West (Vita)

Challenge, first edition, first printing, signed by the author, New York, 1923.

1923 GBP 500.00 - 700.00 GBP 5,250.00
294 Tolkien (J.R.R.)

The Lord of the Rings, 3 vol., 1954-55.

1954-55. GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00 GBP 5,250.00
242 Sackville-West (Vita)

The Heir. A Love Story, first edition, signed by the author, 1922.

1922 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 3,250.00
296 Tolkien (J.R.R.)

The Return of the King, first edition, 1955; and 5 others Tolkien (6)

1955 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 2,750.00
77 Ferrari (Enzo)

Mes Joies Terribles, édition spéciale imprimée pour nos clients et amis, signed presentation inscription from the author, Paris, 1964.

1964 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 2,500.00
314 Witting (Clifford)

Murder in the Blue, first edition, signed and inscribed by author, 1937; and others, all signed by authors (4)

1937 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 2,500.00
177 Maugham (William Somerset)

The Razor's Edge, first English edition, signed presentation inscription from the author, 1944.

1944 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 2,375.00
260 Sackville-West (Vita and Edward, translators).- Rilke (Rainer Maria)

Duineser Elegien; Elegies from the Castle of Duino, number 197 of 230 copies, printed at the Cranach Press for the Hogarth Press, 1931.

1931 GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00 GBP 2,375.00
28 Blyton (Enid)

The Folk of the Faraway Tree, first edition, cut signature of the author, 1945.

GBP 500.00 - 700.00 GBP 2,250.00
248 Sackville-West (Vita)

Seducers in Ecuador, first edition, signed by the author, 1924.

1924 GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 2,125.00
48 Christie (Agatha)

The Murder at the Vicarage, first edition, 1930; and 7 others by Christie, many first editions (8)

1930 GBP 150.00 - 200.00 GBP 2,000.00
71 Doyle (Sir Arthur Conan)

The Hound of the Baskervilles, first edition, 1902.

1902 GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 2,000.00
112 Hammett (Dashiell)

The Maltese Falcon, first edition, early issue dust-jacket, 1930; and c.100 others, thriller and detective fiction (c.100)

1930 GBP 150.00 - 200.00 GBP 1,875.00
113 Hamsun (Knut)

Vagabonds, first English edition, signed and inscribed by author, 1931.

1931 GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 GBP 1,875.00
73 Doyle (Sir Arthur Conan)

The Poison Belt, first American edition, New York, 1913.

1913 GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00 GBP 1,750.00
49 Christie (Agatha)

Death on the Nile, first edition, 1937; and 5 others by the same, first editions (6)

1937 GBP 600.00 - 800.00 GBP 1,625.00
70 Disney (Walt).-

A Collection of Six Le Journal de Mickey magazines, all with presentation inscriptions from Walt Disney, Paris, 1956-60.

1956-60. GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 GBP 1,625.00
252 Sackville-West (Vita)

King's Daughter, first edition, initialled presentation inscription from the author to Hilda Matheson, Hogarth Press, 1929.

1929 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 1,625.00
137 King-Smith (Dick)

The Sheep-Pig, first edition, signed by the author, 1983.

1983 GBP 100.00 - 150.00 GBP 1,500.00
152 Lewis (C.S.)

Prince Caspian, [1951]; The Horse and his Boy, 1954; The Magician's Nephew, 1955; The Last Battle, 1956, first editions; and 2 others (6)

1954 GBP 600.00 - 800.00 GBP 1,500.00
195 O'Flaherty (Liam)

The Informer, first edition, 1925.

1925 GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00 GBP 1,500.00
215 Orwell (George)

Animal Farm: a Fairy Story, first edition, May 1945; and another edition of the same (2)

1945 GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 1,500.00
229 Pullman (Philip)

[His Dark Materials], 3 vol., first editions, 1995-2000.

1995-2000. GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00 GBP 1,500.00
22

Black Mask, 50 vol., c.1939-59.

c.1939-59. GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 1,375.00
  • <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.
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