Sothebys: English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations, L14404, London

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Auction Report
Auction Date
07/15/2014 - 07/15/2014
Page Size: 281 items in 12 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
401HENRY VIIIFOUNTAINS ABBEY LETTERS PATENT, GRANTING THE SITE AND CERTAIN POSSESSIONS OF THE LATE DISSOLVED MONASTERY OF FOUNTAINS, … GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00GBP 4,000.00
402QUEEN ELIZABETH ILETTER SIGNED AT THE HEAD ("ELIZABETH R"), TO VISCOUNT HEREFORD GBP 18,000.00 - 22,000.00GBP 22,500.00
403QUEEN ELIZABETH ILETTER SIGNED, AT THE HEAD ("ELIZABETH R"), TO LORD CHARLES HOWARD GBP 15,000.00 - 20,000.00Not Sold
404KING CHARLES II AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("CHARLES R"), TO TOM ELIOTT GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00GBP 2,000.00
405 CROMWELL, OLIVERDOCUMENT SIGNED ("OLIVER P") GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 2,375.00
406KING CHARLES II A PROCLAMATION TO SUMMON THE PERSONS THEREIN NAMED, WHO SATE, GAVE JUDGMENT, AND ASSISTED IN THAT HORRID AND DETESTABLE MURDER OF HIS MAJESTIES ROYAL FATHER OF BLESSED MEMORY, GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 6,875.00
407KING CHARLES II TWO AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, ONE SIGNED ("CR"), TO PRINCE RUPERT OF THE RHINE GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 5,250.00
408 KING JAMES II AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("JAMES"), AS DUKE OF YORK, TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SIR WILLIAM JONES GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 750.00
409QUEEN MARY II TWO AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED ("MARIE R"), TO ANNE, COUNTESS OF NOTTINGHAM, GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 6,875.00
410 ALCHEMICAL MANUSCRIPT. SAPIENTIA VETERUM GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00GBP 43,750.00
411RAINSFORD, GENERAL CHARLES. HIS LIBRARY OF "PHILOSOPHICAL AND CHYMICAL MANUSCRIPTS" GBP 40,000.00 - 60,000.00GBP 50,000.00
412 [MERSWIN, RULMAN.] "A REPRESENTATION OF THE NINE ROCKS", SERIES OF WATERCOLOURS ILLUSTRATING THE NEUNFELSENBUCH GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00GBP 6,750.00
413HOSTE, SIR WILLIAM AUTOGRAPH MARITIME AND NAVIGATIONAL NOTEBOOK AS CAPTAIN OF HMS AMPHION GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00Not Sold
415DARWIN, CHARLES ON THE MOVEMENTS AND HABITS OF CLIMBING PLANTS… [BEING NOS. 33 & 34 OF THE 9TH VOLUME OF THE JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY, SECTION BOTANY.] LONDON1865GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00GBP 37,500.00
416BEERBOHM, MAX TWO CARICATURES GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00GBP 10,000.00
417BEERBOHM, MAX TWO CARICATURES GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00GBP 1,875.00
418BEERBOHM, MAX THREE CARICATURES GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 2,500.00
419BEERBOHM, MAX TWO CARICATURES GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 2,500.00
420CRIPPEN, HAWLEY HARVEY AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED, A CODICIL TO HIS WILL GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00Not Sold
421BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT, SIGNED, OF THE CHILDREN OF GEORGE GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 2,000.00
422EGERTON, ADMIRAL GEORGE LE CLERC. AN ARCHIVE OF EGERTON’S NAVAL PAPERS AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE STATION, GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00Not Sold
423FORBES, ERNEST (THE HERMIT) COLLECTION OF EIGHTY INK AND MONOCHROME WATERCOLOUR CARTOONS GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00Not Sold
424THE UNINTELLIGENT REPORT OR THE DAILY DUMP, TYPESCRIPT TRENCH MAGAZINE OF THE SECOND GUARDS BRIGADE GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00GBP 4,750.00
425 KING EDWARD VIII. BLOTTING PAPER USED TO BLOT THE ROYAL SIGNATURES ON THE INSTRUMENT OF ABDICATION GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00GBP 10,000.00
426CHURCHILL, SIR WINSTON THE STORY OF THE MALAKAND FIELD FORCE. AN EPISODE OF FRONTIER WAR. LONGMANS1898GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00GBP 1,500.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Bernard Romans, <i>Map of the Seat of Civil War in America</i>, Philadelphia, 1775. Sold October 10, 2013 for $173,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> First Confederate imprint announcing the dissolution of the Union, Charleston, SC, December 20, 1860. Sold October 10, 2013 for $37,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> R.L. Hobson, <i>A Catalogue of Chinese Pottery and Porcelain in the Collection of Sir Percival David BT.</i>, F.S.A., 1934. Sold October 24, 2013 for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Illuminated Book of Hours in French and Latin, France, circa 1500. Sold November 12, 2013 for $12,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Rex Stout, <i>Fer-de-Lance</i>, first edition, 1934. Sold November 21, 2013 for $21,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Group of five autograph letters signed by Albert Einstein, grappling with gravitation before publishing his General Theory, 1910-15. Sold November 26, 2013 for $161,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest H. Shepard, <i>Their Search for Small</i>, pen-and-ink illustration for page 39 of A.A. Milne's House at Pooh Corner, 1928. Sold January 23, 2014 for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Harriet Jacobs, <i>Incidents in the Life of Slave Girl, Written by Herself</i>, first edition, 1861. Sold March 27, 2014 for $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Johann Schöner, <i>Opera Mathematica</i>, first collected edition, Nuremberg, 1551. Sold April 3, 2014 for $62,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Andreas Vesalius, <i>Compendiosa totius anatomie delineatio</i>, first edition of the first Vesalian piracy, 1545. Sold May 1, 2014 for $50,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Edward Gorey, posters for the New York City Ballet, 1974-75. Sold May 7, 2014 for $2,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> John James Audubon, <i>Meadow Lark. Plate CXXXVI</i>, hand-colored plate from The Birds of America,1832. Sold June 3, 2014 for $16,250.
  • <b>Bonhams 22 Sep 2014:</b> Lot 9. HORAE. Illuminated manuscript on vellum.<br>Est. $30,000-$50,000.
    <b>Bonhams 22 Sep 2014:</b> Lot 55. KELMSCOTT PRESS. CHAUCER, GEOFFREY. Edited by F.S. Ellis.<br>Est. $30,000-$50,000.
    <b>Bonhams 22 Sep 2014:</b> Lot 57. SHAKESPEARE HEAD PRESS. SPENSER, EDMUND. 1930-32.<br>Est. $15,000-$25,000.
    <b>Bonhams 22 Sep 2014:</b> Lot 87. RIVERA, DIEGO. 1886-1957. Manuscript album in various hands.<br>Est. $15,000-$20,000.
    <b>Bonhams 22 Sep 2014:</b> Lot 108. ARCTIC PHOTOGRAPHY. WHITNEY, HARRY. 1873-1936. Album of 188 photographs. Est. $10,000-$15,000.
    <b>Bonhams 22 Sep 2014:</b> Lot 110. BRAZIL. DE MORAES, JOSÉ. Portuguese Manuscript on paper.<br>Est. $30,000-$50,000.
    <b>Bonhams 22 Sep 2014:</b> Lot 120. FLORIDABLANCA, MOÑINO Y REDONDO, JOSÉ CONDE DE. 1728-1808. Manuscript in Spanish on paper. Est. $25,000-$35,000.
    <b>Bonhams 22 Sep 2014:</b> Lot 155. THOMSON, JOHN. 1837-1921. Illustrations of China and its People. A Series of Two Hundred Photographs. Est. $15,000-$20,000.
    <b>Bonhams 22 Sep 2014:</b> Lot 156. VANCOUVER, GEORGE. 1757-1798. A Voyage Of Discovery To The North Pacific Ocean, And Round The World. Est. $18,000-$25,000.
    <b>Bonhams 22 Sep 2014:</b> Lot 184. WHITMAN, WALT. 1819-1892. Autograph Manuscript Signed ("Walt Whitman"). Est. $30,000-$50,000.
    <b>Bonhams 22 Sep 2014:</b> Lot 219. HOUGH, ROMEYN BECK. 1857-1924. The American Woods, Exhibited by Actual Specimens and with Copious Explanatory. Est. $20,000-$30,000.
    <b>Bonhams 22 Sep 2014:</b> Lot 280. WAGNER, RICHARD. Autograph Musical Quotation Signed ("Richard Wagner"). Est. $12,000-$18,000.
  • <b>19th Century Shop</b>. 30th anniversary catalogue of landmark rare books, autographs and manuscripts, and historical photographs of all ages.
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. Abraham Lincoln, "a previously unknown portrait of exceptional quality." From the collection of John Hay.
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. <i>The Federalist</i> (1788). An important association copy in original boards, untrimmed.
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. Isaac Newton. <i>Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica</i> (1687).
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. Shakespeare's <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies</i> (1632).
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. John Rockefeller. Ambrotype, the earliest known photograph of Rockefeller.
    <b>19th Century Shop</b>. Muybridge, <i>Animal Locomotion</i> (1887) subscriber's copy.
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