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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 Galleries December 4th.<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Galleries Dec 4th:</b> John Bornet, <i>Panorama of Manhattan Island, City of New York and Environs</i>, New York, 1854. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Galleries Dec 4th:</b> Gerard de Jode, <i>Universi Orbis Seu Terreni Globi In Plano Effigies, Belgium</i>, 1578. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Swann Galleries Dec 4th:</b> Edward Wells, A New Sett of Maps of both Ancient and Present Geography, London, c. 1720. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Galleries December 4th.<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Galleries Dec 4th:</b> John James Audubon, The Birds of America, New York and Philadelphia, 1840-44. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Galleries Dec 4th:</b> Robert Sweet, John Lindley, David Don, <i>The Ornamental Flower Garden and Shrubbery</i>, London, 1854.<br>$1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Swann Galleries Dec 4th:</b> Jean de Quintinye, <i>The Compleat Gard'ner</i>, London, Ma. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Swann Galleries December 4th.<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Galleries Dec 4th:</b> E[vert] Maaskamp, <i>Afbeeldingen van de Kleedingen</i>, Netherlands, 1682. $700 to $1,000.
    <b>Swann Galleries Dec 4th:</b> Vincenzo Giustiniani, <i>Galleria Giustiniana dea Marchese Vincenzo Giustiniani</i>, Rome, 1631. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Galleries Dec 4th:</b> John James Audubon, <i>Grey Fox. Plate XXI</i>, Philadelphia, 1843. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Galleries December 4th.<br>Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books</b>
    <b>Swann Galleries Dec 4th:</b><br>E[vert] Maaskamp, <i>Afbeeldingen van de Kleedingen</i>, Netherlands, 1682. $700 to $1,000.
    <b>Swann Galleries Dec 4th:</b> Vincenzo Giustiniani, <i>Galleria Giustiniana dea Marchese Vincenzo Giustiniani</i>, Rome, 1631. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Galleries Dec 4th:</b><br>John James Audubon, <i>Grey Fox. Plate XXI</i>, Hand-colored. Philadelphia, 1843. $7,000 to $10,000.
  • <b>Bonhams Dec 10th:</b> Lot 6. GUTENBERG BIBLE. An original leaf from the 42-Line Bible. Sold for US$ 68,750 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams Dec 10th:</b> Lot 21. CORONELLI, VICENZO MARIA. 1650-1718. Manuscript contents leaf and 101 double-page or 2-sheet maps. Sold for US$ 31,250 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams Dec 10th:</b> Lot 24. DE WIT, FREDERICK, [and Nicholas Visscher] Atlas Maior [c.1700]. Sold for US$ 22,500 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams Dec 10th:</b> Lot 33. GIGAULT DE LA SALLE, ACHILLE ÉTIENNE. Voyage pittoresque en Sicile.<br>Sold for US$ 18,750 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams Dec 10th:</b> Lot 43. NAPOLEON IN RUSSIA. Rare hand-colored views of <i>The Invasion of Russia</i> by one of the few survivors. Sold for US$ 50,000 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams Dec 10th:</b> Lot 50. ROTTERDAM. <i>Dutch City Map</i>. Sold for US$ 56,250 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams Dec 10th:</b> Lot 51. SOLVYNS, FRANÇOIS-BALTAZARD. 1760-1824. Extensive Color-Plate Book of India. Sold for US$ 18,750 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams Dec 10th:</b> Lot 57. VANCOUVER, GEORGE. 1757-1798. A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean. Sold for US$ 27,500 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams Dec 10th:</b> Lot 124. DICKENS, CHARLES. 1812-1870. The posthumous papers of Pickwick Club. Sold for US$ 31,250 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams Dec 10th:</b> Lot 145. SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM. 1564-1616. <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies</i>. Sold for US$ 47,500 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams Dec 10th:</b> Lot 171. ADAMS, JOHN. 1735-1826. Document Signed ("John Adams") as President.<br>Sold for US$ 37,500 inc. premium.
    <b>Bonhams Dec 10th:</b> Lot 191. LEDBETTER, HUDDIE WILLIAM, aka LEAD BELLY. 1888-1949. Archive. Sold for US$ 33,750 inc. premium.
  • <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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