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Auction Date
01/22/2020 - 01/22/2020
Page Size: 243 items in 10 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price

The ?examynation of John Wilcope, late of Wylbee, taken before John Drake and Walter Young, D.s. "John Drake" and "Walter Young"

1622GBP 300.00 - 400.00GBP 390.00
2 Norton (Sir Gregory, first Baronet, politician and regicide, c. 1603-52)

To the right honourable the Comittee of Parliament to whome the bill of attainting of Oliver Cromwell & others...

c. 1660.GBP 300.00 - 400.00GBP 260.00
3 [?Wallop (Richard, lawyer, bap. 1616, d. 1697)]

Concerning the Temples

c. 1680.GBP 300.00 - 400.00GBP 1,820.00
4Fell (John, Bishop of Oxford, 1625-86), William Jane, Church of England clergyman, bap. 1645, d. 1707) & Henry Compton, Bishop of London, 1631/2-1713)

Reference in favour of Robert Farrow, Master of Arts & Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, D.s. "Jo. Oxon", "William Jane" & "H: London"

1685GBP 400.00 - 600.00GBP 416.00
5 Keate (Sir Jonathan, first Baronet, of The Hoo, Kimpton, Herts, 1633-1700)

Account of Receipts and Disbursm.ts of the Personall Estate of his Testator George Keate Esqr. besides the Stockes of his m the Eat India and Affrican Company

1695GBP 400.00 - 600.00GBP 390.00
6Wesley (Samuel, Church of England clergyman and poet, father of John and Charles Wesley, bap. 1662, d. 1735)

Autograph Letter signed "S. Westley" to William Gates at Little Waldingfield, Suffolk

1703GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 845.00

Remembrances for Order and decency to be kept in the Upper house of Parliament by the Lords, when His Majesty is not there

c. 1714.GBP 300.00 - 400.00GBP 1,187.50
8 Pocock (Lydia), Frances Dodshon & Hannah Fry.

Letter signed to "Dear Friends"

[?Bristol],1766GBP 300.00 - 400.00GBP 260.00
9Wesley (John, Church of England clergyman and a founder of Methodism, 1703-91)

Autograph Letter signed to "My Dear Sister" [?Mary Stokes]

London1773GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 3,120.00

Poll Book

1781GBP 300.00 - 400.00GBP 350.00
11Morgan (Mary, daughter of Joseph Gibbs, organist of St. Mary's Tower, Ipswich, 1698-1788, married Rev. Caesar Morgan, Prebendary of Ely Cathedral and Rector of Stretham, 1749-1808)

Autograph Letter signed to "Sir" to her publisher's, ?"R Edwards",

Ely1795GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 975.00
12 Kamal al-Din Vahshi Baqfi (c.1532-83).

Farhad u Shirin, Persian manuscript on paper

Persiac.1800.GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 1,375.00

Excursion through England & Wales. A New Game

Donegal1848GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 687.50
14 Buller (Rev. Richard, rector of Lanreath, Cornwall, 1804-83)

The Cornish Clown,

1857GBP 300.00 - 400.00GBP 416.00
15Blackmore (Richard Doddridge, novelist and fruit farmer, author of "Lorna Doone", 1825-1900)

4 Autograph Letters to Philip H. Calderon & 1 Autograph Postcard signed to Mr Bragard

1885 & 1899GBP 300.00 - 400.00GBP 624.00
16 Turberville (George)

The Booke of Falconrie or Hawking...

1611GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00GBP 10,000.00
17 [Worsley (Benjamin)]

The Advocate,with initial and final blanks, with inscription ?by the author "For his kinde friend Mr. Isaack Lyte Mercht."

1651GBP 500.00 - 700.00GBP 1,375.00
18Ogilby (John)

The Relation of His Majestie's Entertainment passing through the City of London, to his Coronation: with a description of the Triumphal Arches, and Solemnity

GBP 300.00 - 500.00GBP 325.00
19 Webb (John)

An Historical Essay endeavoring a Probability that the Language of the Empire of China is the Primitive Language

1669GBP 400.00 - 600.00GBP 1,250.00
20 Blake (Daniel) & others.

Orders, By-Laws, and Ordinances, for the Good Government and Regulating of the Persons Licensed to Keep and Drive Hackney-Coaches within the Cities of London and Westminster...

RareGBP 300.00 - 400.00GBP 1,375.00
21 [Boulton (Richard)]

A Compleat History of Magick, Sorcery, and Witchcraft...

1715GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 1,125.00
22Swift (Jonathan)

A Second Collection of Miscellanies, 5 parts in 1 vol.

1720GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00GBP 1,187.50
23[Bond (William)]

The History of the Life and Adventures of Mr. Duncan Campbell

1720GBP 300.00 - 400.00GBP 437.50
24 Fellowes (William Dorset)

A Narrative of the Loss of His Majesty's Packet The Lady Hobart on an island of ice in the Atlantic Ocean...

1803GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 5,250.00
25[Brontë (Charlotte)], "Currer Bell".

The Professor, a Tale

1857GBP 300.00 - 400.00GBP 375.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Francis Scott Key, <i>Star Spangled Banner,</i> first printing, c. 1814-16. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> William Sydney Porter, a.k.a. “O. Henry,” archive of drawings made to illustrate a lost mining memoir, c. 1883-84. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> [Bay Psalm Book], printed for Hezekiah Usher of Boston, Cambridge, c. 1648-65. $50,000 to $75,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Book of Mormon, first edition, Palmyra, 1830. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Noticia estraordinario,</i> probable first announcement in Mexico City of the fall of the Alamo, 1836. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Patrick Gass, first edition of earliest first-hand account of the Lewis and Clarke expedition, Pittsburgh, 1807. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Diploma from the Princeton Class of 1783, commencement attended by Washington & Continental Congress. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>Sprague Light Cavalry!</i> color-printed broadside, NY, 1863. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> <i>The Lincoln & Johnson Union Campaign Songster,</i> Philadelphia, 1864. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Lucy Parsons, labor organizer, albumen cabinet card, New York, 1886. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Daniel L.F. Swift, journal as third mate on a Pacific Whaling voyage, 1848-1850. $3,000 to $4,0000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Mar 10:</b> Two photos of Thomas Moran, Grand Canyon, silver prints, 1901. $1,500 to $2,500.
  • <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Helvelius. Two Autograph Letters Signed to Francis Aston, Royal Society Secretary, noting his feud with Robert Hooke, 5 pp total, 1685. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Newton, Isaac. Autograph manuscript on God, 4 pp, c.1710, "In the beginning was the Word...."?$100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. First edition, first issue. Untrimmed copy in contemporary boards. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Lincoln, Abraham. Signed photograph, beardless portrait with Civil War provenance. $80,000 to $120,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> IMPEACHMENT. Original engrossed copy of the first Andrew Johnson impeachment resolution vote. $120,000 to $180,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Mucha, Alphonse. 11 original pencil drawings for?<i>Andelicek z Baroku,</i> "Litte Baroque Angel," Prague, 1929. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Einstein, Albert. Annotated Galley Proofs for <i>The Meaning of Relativity.</i> 1921. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Silverstein, Shel. Original maquette for <i>The Giving Tree,</i> 34 original drawings. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Roth, Philip. Typed Manuscript with substantial autograph corrections for an unpublished sequel to <i>The Breast.</i> $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> Taupin, Bernie. Autograph Manuscript, the original draft of lyrics for Elton John's "Candle in the Wind," 2 pp, 1973. $100,000 to $150,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> HARVEY, WILLIAM. <i>De Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus Anatomica Exercitatio.</i> Padua: 1643. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Bonhams, Mar. 6:</b> CESALPINO, ANDREA. <i>Peripateticarum Quaestionum Libri Quinque.</i> Venice: 1571. $30,000 to $40,000.
  • <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Leon TOLSTOÏ. <i>Anna Karenina.</i> Moscou, 1878. First and full edition of the Russian novel, in the author’s language.<br>Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Mark TWAIN. <i>Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's comrade).</i> New York, 1885. First American edition.<br>Est. 5 000 / 6 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Walt WHITMAN. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn, New York, 1856. Second edition gathering 32 poems. Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Karen BLIXEN. <i>Out of Africa.</i> Londres, 1937. First edition in the UK, before Danish translation and American release.<br>Est. 1 500 / 2 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Ernest HEMINGWAY. <i>A Farewell to Arms.</i> New York, 1929. First edition with $2.50 on the dust and A on the copyright page.<br>Est. 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> James JOYCE. <i>Ulysses.</i> Paris, Shakespeare and Company, 1922. First edition published by Sylvia Beach. Est. 3 000 / 4 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> James JOYCE. <i>Dubliners.</i> Londres, 1914. First edition. Nice copy in publisher’s cardboard. Est. 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> Franz KAFKA. 8 novels in German first edition, published in München, Leipzig and Berlin 1916-1931. Est. from 300 / 400 to 2 000 / 3 000 €
    <b>ALDE, Feb. 26:</b> David Herbert LAWRENCE. <i>Lady Chatterley's Lover.</i> Florence, 1928. Privately printed first edition. Est. 4 000 / 5 000 €
    John STEINBECK. <i>The Grapes of Wrath.</i> New York, 1939. First edition. Nice copy with $2.75 on the cover. Est. 1 000 / 1 200 €
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