• <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.
  • <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Bill Wilson, Alcoholics Anonymous. Stunning first edition in original dust jacket.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Valentine Davies, Miracle on 34th Street. A holiday favorite.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility. Austen’s first published novel.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Seeking to purchase fine books and collections.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Jack Kerouac, On the Road. The Beat generation bible.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Print catalogues regularly issued, call or email for a copy.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman. An exceptional first edition.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace. Rare London edition, the first in English.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> William Wordsworth, Poems. In a charming full-morocco binding.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Print catalogues regularly issued, call or email for a copy.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451. In the publisher’s asbestos binding.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian. McCarthy’s best book.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles. A Fine copy.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Seeking to purchase fine books and collections.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Robert Bloch, Psycho. A lovely copy of a fragile book.
    <b>Whitmore Rare Books.</b> Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. A perennial favorite.
  • <b>Sotheby's Paris:</b> Lot 157. PHILIPPE PÉTAIN. <i>La Guerre mondiale 1914–1918.</i> Autograph manuscript, 351 pages with 77 original drawings.<br>Est: €300,000–350,000
    <b>Sotheby's Paris:</b> Lot 29. ALMANACH ROYAL 1752. King Louis XVth personal copy, with 10 inlaid paintings. Est: €20,000-30,000
    <b>Sotheby's Paris:</b> Lot 94. ALMANACH ROYAL 1812. Napoleon’s chief-of-staff Berthier’s copy. One of 400.<br>Est: €10,000-15.000
    <b>Sotheby's Paris:</b> Lot 115. JEAN RACINE. <i>Œuvres</i>. 2 vol. Paris, 1675-1676. First collective edition. Bound by Godillot in black morocco.<br>Est: €30,000-40,000
    Sotheby's Paris: Livres et Manuscrits, 18 December 2014.
    <b>Sotheby's Paris:</b> Lot 114. JEAN-DOMINIQUE CASSINI. Lunar map, 1679. Est: €35,000-45,000
    <b>Sotheby's Paris:</b> Lot 122. JOSEPH JOUBERT. <i>Recueil des pensées</i>. Paris, 1838. Inscribed by Chateaubriand to Tourgeniev, with autograph letters. Est: €30,000-50,000
    <b>Sotheby's Paris:</b> Lot 120. MAXIME DU CAMP. <i>Photographies d’Égypte, Palestine, Syrie</i>... 1852. 23 photographs of the Middle-East.<br>Est: €25,000-35,000
    <b>Sotheby's Paris:</b> Lot 158. PABLO PICASSO – HONORÉ DE BALZAC. <i>Le Chef d'œuvre inconnu</i>. Vollard, 1931. On Japan paper, bound by Paul Bonet. Est: €50,000-70,000
    Sotheby's Paris: Livres et Manuscrits, 18 December 2014.
    <b>Sotheby's Paris:</b> Lot 141. ANDRÉ DERAIN – GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE. <i>L’enchanteur pourrissant</i>. Kahnweiler, 1909. Number IV copy on Japan paper, bound by Paul Bonet in 1965. Est: €30,000-40,000
    <b>Sotheby's Paris:</b> Lot 169. ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPERY. <i>Terre des hommes</i>. Gallimard, 1939. Inscribed to René Gavoille, with 3 original drawings. Est: €30,000-50,000
    <b>Sotheby's Paris:</b> Lot 142. ANDRÉ DERAIN – FRANÇOIS RABELAIS. <i>Les Horribles et Espovantables Faictz …de Pantagruel</i>. 1943. Spectacular binding by P.-L. Martin. With an extra set of prints. Est: €30,000-40,000
    <b>Sotheby's Paris:</b> Lot 144. RAOUL DUFY—GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE. <i>Le Bestiaire</i>. 1911. On Imperial Japan paper, bound by Paul Bonet, 1964. Est: €30,000-40,000
    Sotheby's Paris: Livres et Manuscrits, 18 December 2014.

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Bloomsbury Auctions

Auction Info

Auction Name
General Books - Online timed Sale
Auction Date
12/18/2014 - 12/18/2014
Sale Number
#36139
Total Lots
100
Sold Lots
12
Lots Sold
12.00%
Unsold Lots
88
Total Sales (GBP)
2,472.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
2,060.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
2,720.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
22,790.00
High Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
29,440.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
8.40%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
66 DICKSON, R.W. PRACTICAL AGRICULTURE; 1807 GBP 400.00 - 500.00 GBP 472.00
62 FORSTER, WESTGARTH. A TREATISE ON A SECTION OF THE STRATA, 1821 GBP 260.00 - 300.00 GBP 323.00
96 BREATH FROM THE VELDT. 1895 GBP 260.00 - 300.00 GBP 323.00
97 PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM. ITALY AND THE MEDITERRANEAN. 1870s GBP 180.00 - 220.00 GBP 224.00
10 YOUNG, EDWARD. NIGHT THOUGHTS ON LIFE, DEATH AND IMMORTALITY, 1777 GBP 160.00 - 200.00 GBP 174.00
36 HENRY, MATTHEW. A PLAIN CATECHISM FOR CHILDREN. 1722-1720 GBP 160.00 - 200.00 GBP 174.00
17 YOUNG, EDWARD. THE COMPLAINT: OR NIGHT THOUGHTS. 1817 GBP 120.00 - 180.00 GBP 149.00
30 GREENAWAY, KATE. UNDER THE WINDOW. no date 1879. GBP 120.00 - 180.00 GBP 149.00
45 WATKINS-PITCHFORD, D.J. (“BB”). MEETING HILL. 1948 GBP 100.00 - 160.00 GBP 124.00
46 GROOM, MARY (ILLUS.): OESTERLEY, W.O.E. (INTRO.) ROSES OF SHARON. 1937 GBP 100.00 - 160.00 GBP 124.00
60 ENFIELD, WILLIAM. INSTITUTES OF NATURAL PHILOSOPHY, 1820 GBP 100.00 - 160.00 GBP 124.00
39 MACK, LIZZIE AND ROBERT ELLICE. A CHRISTMAS TREE FAIRY. no date 1887. GBP 100.00 - 160.00 GBP 112.00
1 CAUSSIN, NICHOLAS. THE HOLY COURT IN FIVE TOMES: 1650 GBP 160.00 - 200.00 Not Sold
2 FULLER, THOMAS. THE HISTORY OF THE WORTHIES OF ENGLAND. 1662 GBP 280.00 - 320.00 Not Sold
3 DREXELIUS, JEREMIAS. THE CONSIDERATIONS OF DREXELIUS UPON ETERNITIE. 1663 GBP 260.00 - 300.00 Not Sold
4 ROLLE, HENRY. UN ABRIDGMENT DES PLUSIEURS CASES ET RESOLUTIONS DEL COMMON LEY: 1668 GBP 180.00 - 220.00 Not Sold
5 NEWCOURT, RICHARD. REPERTORIUM ECCLESIASTICUM PAROCHIALE LONDINENSE: 1708-10 GBP 500.00 - 600.00 Not Sold
6 GAY, JOHN. THE BEGGAR’S OPERA. 1729 GBP 180.00 - 220.00 Not Sold
7 TANNER, THOMAS (REV.DR.) NOTITIA MONASTICA: 1744 GBP 160.00 - 200.00 Not Sold
8 PLINY, CAIUS. CAII PLINII CAECILII SECUNDI OPERA 1751 GBP 100.00 - 160.00 Not Sold

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  • <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.
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