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Auction Name Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper Total Sales (GBP) 1,180,626.00
Auction Date 06/09/2020 - 06/09/2020 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 754,800.00
Sale Number #1059 High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 1,055,050.00
Total Lots 434
Sold Lots 379 Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 973,100.00
% of Lots Sold 87.33% High Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 1,367,750.00
Unsold Lots 55 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 86.32%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
290 Newton (Sir Isaac)

Opticks: or, A Treatise of the Reflexions, Refractions, Inflexions and Colours of Light

1704 GBP 300,000.00 - 400,000.00 GBP 193,750.00
157 Tetley (Captain Joseph Swabey, 1778-1828), attributed to.

Album of 12 drawings of Australian Aborigines, possibly after an original set of drawings once owned by George Charles Jenner (active 1805-1822)

c. 1806. GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 90,000.00
163 Lowther (Rear Admiral Marcus, 1820-1908)

An album of 166 original watercolours and drawings made on voyages between 1842 and 1853

circa 1842-1853 and later GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 GBP 65,000.00
340 Sangorksi (Alberto, 1862-32).- Keats (John)

La Belle Dame sans Merci and other poems [Ode on a Grecian Urn & Ode to Psyche]

1928 GBP 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 GBP 50,000.00
243 Malory (Sir Thomas)

The most ancient and famous history of the renowned prince Arthur King of Britaine, vvherein is declared his life and death, with all his glorious battailes against the Saxons, Saracens and pagans

1634 GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 GBP 40,000.00
73 Taylor (John, "the water poet")

Verbum sempiternum [&] Salvator mundi

GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 GBP 27,500.00
331 Palladio (Andrea)

I Quattro Libri dell'Architettura

1570 GBP 14,000.00 - 18,000.00 GBP 23,750.00
130 [Fores (Samuel William, 1761-1838) and others].

Collector's folio album containing over 165 caricatures from 1790s to circa 1810

circa 1790-1810 or slightly later. GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 18,200.00
43 Bury (Richard de, Bishop of Durham)

Philobiblon...sive de amore librorum, et institutione bibliothecae...,

1599 GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 16,250.00
425 Raczynskiego (Edwarda)

Dziennik podrozy do Turcyi odbytey w roku MDCCCXIV

1821 GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 GBP 15,000.00
170 Andalus de Nigro.

Opus astrolabii

1475 GBP 12,000.00 - 18,000.00 GBP 13,750.00
10 ?C[ooper] (E[dward], Rev.

later Lady Williams, cousin and close friend of Jane and Cassandra Elizabeth Austen, and Rev. Edward Cooper (1770-1833), a regular visitor to the Austens' house at Steventon

GBP 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 GBP 12,500.00
306 Darwin (Charles)

On the Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection

1861 GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 GBP 12,500.00
305 Darwin (Charles), Admiral Robert Fitzroy & Captain Philip Parker King.

Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle, between the Years 1826 and 1836

1839 GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00 GBP 11,875.00
41 Horatius Flaccus (Quintus)

Satira V, Traduzione Italiana...,

1818 GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 8,750.00
158 Baker (Lt. Col. Sir Edward), Circle of.

An Eye Sketch of the Fall of Niagara

circa 1801 or slightly earlier GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 GBP 8,750.00
418 Parry (Capt. William Edward)

[A complete set of Parry's four voyages]

GBP 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 GBP 8,750.00
223 [Orton (Arthur, 1834-98)]

Archive of letters and printed works relating to the "Tichborne Claimant"

1873 GBP 600.00 - 800.00 GBP 8,450.00
46

Bible, English. The Holy Bible containing the Old Testament and the New...,

GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 GBP 7,500.00
300 Miller (Philip)

Abbildungen der nützlichsten, schönsten und seltensten Pflanzen welche in seinem Gärtner-Lexicon vorkommen

1768-82. GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 GBP 7,500.00
384 Herrera y Tordesillas (Antonio )

Novus orbis, sive descriptio Indiae occidentalis

1622 GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 GBP 7,500.00
313 Johnson (Theophilus)

British Butterflies, Hawkmoths and Bombyces. (A Companion to the Larvæ)

1906 GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 GBP 7,000.00
275 Keynes (John Maynard)

The End of Laissez-Faire

1926 GBP 600.00 - 800.00 GBP 6,875.00
128 Gillray (James)

The Caricatures of Gillray; with Historical and Political Illustrations...,

c.1824. GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 GBP 6,250.00
118 Wallis (Edward, publisher)

Wallis's New Game of Genius, or Compendium of Inventions connected with the Arts, Sciences and Manufactures...for the Amusement and Instruction of Youth of both Sexes

c.1835 GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 6,000.00
  • <center><b>Arader Galleries<br>October Sale<br>October 10, 2020</b>
    <b>Arader Galleries, Oct. 10:</b> LA HARPE, Jean-Baptiste Benard de. 'CARTE NOUVELLE DE LA PARTIE DE L'OUEST DE LA LOUISIANNE'. $800,000 to $1,200,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Oct. 10:</b> AUDUBON, John James. Great Blue Heron, Plate 211. $250,000 to $350,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Oct. 10:</b> REDOUTE, Pierre-Joseph. Watercolor for plate 456: Bromella ananas (Cultivated Pineapple). $450,000 to $550,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Oct. 10:</b> COOK, Captain James. <i>A set of the three voyages comprising...</i> London: 1773-1785. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Arader Galleries, Oct. 10:</b> KEY, Adrien Thomaszoon. Abraham Ortelius. Oil on Panel. $400,000 to $450,000.
  • <center><b>Doyle<br>Fine Literature<br>September 30</b>
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> WHITMAN, WALT. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> First Edition. $150,000 to $250,000.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> MILNE, A.A. and SHEPARD, E.H. <i>Now We Are Six.</i> $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> HEMINGWAY, ERNEST. <i>A Farewell to Arms.</i> $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> NABOKOV, VLADIMIR. <i>Lolita.</i> First American Edition. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <center><b>Doyle<br>Fine Literature<br>September 30</b>
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> RAND, AYN. <i>Atlas Shrugged.</i> $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> STEINBECK, JOHN. <i>To a God Unknown.</i> First Edition. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Doyle, Fine Literature:</b> WELLS, H.G. <i>The Works of H.G. Wells.</i> $4,000 to $6,000.
    <center><b>We Invite You to Consign!<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps</b>
  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Selections from the Library of<br>Gerald and Barbara Weiner<br>Live and Online<br>October 8, 2020 / 10am CT</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> DARWIN, Charles Robert. <i>On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.</i> London: W. Clowes and Sons for John Murray, 1859. [With] autograph note signed. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> [FINE PRESS & LIVRE D'ARTISTE]. -- [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. CHAUCER, Geoffrey. <i>The Works ... now newly imprinted.</i> Edited by F.S. Ellis. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1896. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> LAWRENCE, Thomas Edward. <i>Seven Pillars of Wisdom, a triumph.</i> [London: Privately Printed], 1926. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Selections from the Library of<br>Gerald and Barbara Weiner<br>Live and Online<br>October 8, 2020 / 10am CT</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> SHAKESPEARE, William. <i>Mr. William Shakespear's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies…</i> London, Printed for H. Herringman, E. Brewster, R. Chiswell, and R. Bentley, 1685. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> AUDUBON, John James. <i>The Birds of America…</i> [1839-] 1840-1844. -- AUDUBON, John James and John BACHMAN. <i>The Quadrupeds of North America.</i> 1849-1854. $60,000 to $80,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> OGILBY, John, trans. [MONTANUS, Arnoldus]. <i>America: being the latest, and most Accurate Description of the New World…</i> London: Printed by the Author, 1671. $30,000 to $40,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Selections from the Library of<br>Gerald and Barbara Weiner<br>Live and Online<br>October 8, 2020 / 10am CT</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> HOBBES, Thomas. <i>Leviathan, or The Matter, Forme, & Power of a Common-Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civill.</i> London: printed for Andrew Crooke, 1651. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> BLACKWELL, Elizabeth. <i>A Curious Herbal, containing Five Hundred Cuts of the most useful Plant which are now used in the Practice of Physick…</i> London: John Nourse, 1739. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> MILTON, John. <i>Paradise Lost.</i> London: Printed by S. Simmons ... to be sold by T. Helder, 1669. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Selections from the Library of<br>Gerald and Barbara Weiner<br>Live and Online<br>October 8, 2020 / 10am CT</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> MALCOLM X. Typed letter signed ("Malcolm X"), to Alex Haley. Cairo, Egypt, 18 September 1964. " 1 page, 8vo. $6,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> TOLKIEN, John Ronald Reuel. Autograph letter signed (“JRRT”). To George Sayer, Oxford, 7 August 1952. 2 pages, 8vo, creased; morocco folding case. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Oct. 8:</b> WRIGHT, Frank Lloyd. Autograph manuscript signed ("Frank Lloyd Wright"), entitled "To the Countryside." N.p. [Taliesin?], [June 1926]. 2 pages, 4to, creased. $4,000 to $6,000.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Paul George Lawler, <i>San Francisco – Hawaii Overnight,</i> 1939. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Around the World, <i>North German Lloyd,</i> designer unknown, circa 1910. $800 to $1,200.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Michael Rudolf Wening, <i>Siam,</i> circa 1920s. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Sigismunds Vidbergs, <i>Spend Your Holidays at the Wonderful Seaside of Riga,</i> circa 1925. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Jean Dupas, <i>“Where is this Bower Beside the Silver Thames?”</i> 1930. $15,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Charles-Léonce Brossé, <i>Meeting d’Aviation, Nice,</i> 1910. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> John Held Jr., <i>Nantucket,</i> 1925. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Seaverns W. Hilton, <i>Lewis and Clark, Northern Pacific,</i> 1920. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 15:</b> Fred Powis, <i>Jasper, Canadian National Railways.</i> $2,000 to $3,000.
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