Source : Britwell Court 1916

Source Title Americana from the Renowned Britwell Court Library...
Description In the summer of 1916, the then owner of the Britwell Court Library, Mr. S. R. Christie-Miller, sent a small portion of his material to Messrs Sotheby in London to be catalogued for sale. It was a period of high competition and enthusiasm in the rare book business and both Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach and George D. Smith expressed interest in buying the collection privately. Mr. Smith, then acting on behalf of Henry E. Huntington, bought the entire catalogue contents for what is said to have been 40,000 pounds. Mr. Huntington soon after selected material from this group and sent the balance to auction At Anderson Galleries, in New York, as Sale No. 1269, "Selections and Duplicates, Part III From Mr. H. E. Huntington's Library - Extraordinary Collection of Americana - comprising the principal part of the famous Christie-Miller Collection.
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Total Records in AED 493
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> <i>[Sutro Baths] / On the Shore of the Pacific Ocean,</i> designer unknown, 1896. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> Osvaldo Ballerio, <i>Biscottini e Amaretti Delser,</i> circa 1900. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> Maxfield Parrish, <i>Harper’s Weekly,</i> 1896. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> Leonetto Cappiello, <i>Les Parfums de J. Daver Paris,</i> 1903. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> Jacob Lawrence, <i>Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture,</i> 1968. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> Charles Loupot, <i>Lion Noir, Cirage – Crème,</i> 1949. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> <i>Keep Calm and Carry On,</i> designer unknown, 1939. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> Walter L. Greene, <i>Adirondack Mountains / Lake Placid,</i> 1930. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Aug 27:</b> Laura Brey, <i>Enlist / On Which Side of the Window Are You?</i> 1917. $1,500 to $2,000.
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