Chiswick Auctions: Modern First Editions, Illustrated Books & Limited Editions, 53018, London

Auction Details

Auction Report
Auction Date
05/30/2018 - 05/30/2018
Page Size: 226 items in 10 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1Alcott (Louisa May)

Little Men. Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys

1871GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 100.00
2Amis (Kingsley) 

One Fat Englishman

1963GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 150.00
3Amis (Martin)

Dead Babies

1975GBP 500.00 - 700.00Not Sold
4Bannerman (Helen)

The Story of Little Black Sambo

1899GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00GBP 1,250.00
5Bates (H.E.)

The Black Boxer Tales

1932GBP 250.00 - 350.00GBP 325.00
6Beckett (Samuel) 

Waiting for Godot. A tragicomedy in two acts

1954GBP 400.00 - 600.00GBP 575.00
7Belloc (Hilaire) 

Cautionary Tales for Children

1930GBP 400.00 - 600.00GBP 937.50
8Bennett (Arnold)

Imperial Palace

1930GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 200.00
9Brooke (Rupert)


1911GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 125.00
10Buchnan (John) 

The Thirty-Nine Steps

1915GBP 150.00 - 250.00GBP 1,000.00
11Burnett (Frances Hodgson)

Little Lord Fauntleroy

1886GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 175.00
12Butler (Samuel)

The Way of All Flesh

1903GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 187.50
13Chesterton (G.K.)

The Innocence of Father Brown

Cassell1911GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 5,000.00
14Churchill (Winston Spencer)

Lord Randolph Churchill

1907-1906GBP 200.00 - 300.00Not Sold
15 Churchill (Winston Spencer).- 

The Centenary Limited Edition The Collected Works of Sir Winston Churchill Centenary Limited Edition

1973-76 GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 3,250.00
16Conrad (Joseph)

The Secret Agent. A Drama in Three Acts

1923GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 237.50
17Conrad (Joseph)

Almayer's Folly

1895GBP 1,200.00 - 1,500.00GBP 1,250.00
18(De la Mare) Ramal (Walter)

Songs of Childhood

1902GBP 600.00 - 800.00GBP 625.00
19Dexter (Colin)

Last Bus to Woodstock

1977GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00Not Sold
20Dickens (Charles)

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

1839GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00GBP 1,375.00
21Du Maurier (Daphne)

Jamaica Inn

1936GBP 1,500.00 - 1,800.00GBP 2,750.00
22Du Maurier (George)


1894GBP 600.00 - 800.00Not Sold
23Eliot (T.S.)

Ezra Pound. His Metric and Poetry

New York, 1917GBP 150.00 - 200.00GBP 200.00
24Eliot (T.S.)

Homage to John Dryden. Three Essays on Poetry of the Seventeenth Century

1924GBP 500.00 - 700.00Not Sold
25Ellson (Hal)

Reefer Boy. Story of Teen-age Drug Addicts

1955GBP 300.00 - 400.00GBP 375.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> first edition of the earliest extant manual on modern chess, Salamanca, circa 1496-97. Sold for $68,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Carte-de-visite album with 83 images of prominent African Americans & abolitionists, circa 1860s. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> Vienna & Leipzig, 1918. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Man Ray, <i>[London Transport] – Keeps London Going,</i> 1938. Sold for $149,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Letter Signed, to Major-General Nathanael Greene, promising reinforcements against Cornwallis, 1781. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolas de Fer, <i>L’Amerique Divisee Selon Letendue de ses Principales Parties,</i> Paris, 1713. Sold for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Russell H. Tandy, <i>The Secret in the Old Attic,</i> watercolor, pencil & ink, 1944. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Hemingway, <i>Three Stories & Ten Poems,</i> first edition of the author's first book, Paris, 1923. Sold for $23,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Walker Evans, <i>River Rouge Plant,</i> silver print, 1947. Sold for $57,500.
  • <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Ernst, Max. <i>Mr. Knife and Miss Fork</i>. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. Sold for $15,625
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. Sold for $17,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. Sold for $225,000
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. Sold for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of <i>Winnie-the-Pooh</i> books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. Sold for $5,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. Sold for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. Sold for $20,000
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
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