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Auction Name Bibliophile Total Sales (GBP) 81,813.00
Auction Date 01/23/2014 - 01/23/2014 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 57,690.00
Sale Number #36109 High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 82,725.00
Total Lots 581
Sold Lots 323 Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 114,105.00
% of Lots Sold 55.59% High Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 162,235.00
Unsold Lots 258 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 50.43%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
264 Morris (William) The Wood Beyond the World, 1894 GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00 GBP 2,196.00
554 Harp Decorations. Harp Decorations. A collection of moulds for applied decorations, 1811 and 1823 GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 1,952.00
84 Thompson (D'Arcy Wentworth) On Growth and Form, 1917 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 1,586.00
13 Aldeburgh, Suffolk & elsewhere. Album of watercolours and drawings 1830s-40s, mounted or tipped-in in a mid-19th century album with the name of "Alethea" on upper cover, worn, upper board detached, lower board lacking, oblong 4to, GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 1,159.00
329 Rowling (J.K.) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, 2007 GBP 750.00 - 1,000.00 GBP 1,159.00
5 Stanley (Sir Henry Morton) Coomassie and Magdala, first edition , half-title, portrait frontispiece 1874 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 1,098.00
220 Gibbon (Edward) The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, 6 vol 1781-88. GBP 800.00 - 1,000.00 GBP 1,037.00
265 Navy Records Society, 112 vol. in the series, ex-library copy with bookplates on front pastedowns 1894-1973. GBP 700.00 - 1,000.00 GBP 1,037.00
328 Rowling (J.K.) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2005 GBP 750.00 - 1,000.00 GBP 1,037.00
339 Wodehouse (P.G.) Blandings Castle, 1935 GBP 350.00 - 450.00 GBP 1,037.00
79 Howard (John) An Account of the Principal Lazarettos in Europe..., 1789 GBP 250.00 - 350.00 GBP 976.00
140 [Ireland (William Henry)], The Eventful Life of Napoleon Bonaparte, 4 vol 1828 GBP 250.00 - 350.00 GBP 976.00
260 [Surtees (R.S.)] Hawbuck Grange; 1941 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 976.00
284 Keynes (John Maynard) The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money, first edition, half-title 1936 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 976.00
227 An Account of the Deaths of the Government Nominees, appointed to hold Shares in the Tontine of the 1808-1852 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 915.00
279 Keynes (John Maynard) The Economic Consequences of the Peace, 1 TLs and 1 ALs to Professor Oldham... 1919 GBP 150.00 - 200.00 GBP 854.00
58 Kirby (William F.) European Butterflies and Moths, 1882 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 793.00
61 Morris (Rev . Francis Orpen) A History of British Birds, 6 vol., second edition 1863-64 GBP 600.00 - 800.00 GBP 732.00
108 Smeaton (John) A Narrative of the Building and Description of the Construction of the Edystone Lighthouse 1791 GBP 600.00 - 800.00 GBP 732.00
1 Bowdich (Thomas Edward) Mission from Cape Coast Castle to Ashantee, 1819 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 671.00
97 King (Edward) Munimenta Antiqua; or, Observations on Ancient Castles..., 1799-1805. GBP 500.00 - 700.00 GBP 671.00
111 Tzara (Tristan) La Deuxieme aventure celeste de M. Antipyrine, 1938 GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 671.00
114 A group of sketchbooks and scrap albums, 18th century 19th century GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 671.00
167 Ferrerius (Vincentius, Saint) [Sermones de tempore et de sanctis] , part 3 only , 135 , double column 1490 GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 671.00
309 Franklin Library.- A collection of 36 vol., 1983-86. GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 671.00
  • <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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