Forum Auctions: Online Sale: Modern Illustrated Books and Private Presses, 2217, London

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Auction Report
Auction Date
09/09/2021 - 09/09/2021
Page Size: 288 items in 12 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1Ackroyd (Norman)

Ackroyd (Norman) Snow at Coniston; Jackson's Pond VI, two aquatints, 1985 to 1995; and four others by various hands, 20th century (6)

1985 to 1995GBP 300.00 - 400.00GBP 546.00
2Ardizzone (Edward).- Ray (Cyril)

Ardizzone (Edward).- Ray (Cyril) Merry England, first edition, illustrated by Edward Ardizzone, 1960 & others by or about Ardizzone (15)

1960GBP 200.00 - 300.00Not Sold
3Armfield (Maxwell Ashby)

Armfield (Maxwell Ashby) Flower study - Jules Margottin; Flower study, coloured chalks on green-coloured paper, [c.1960s] (2).

circa1960s GBP 300.00 - 400.00GBP 402.00
4Bawden (Edward).- Yorke (Malcolm)

Bawden (Edward).- Yorke (Malcolm) The Inward Laugh: Edward Bawden and his circle, one of 675 copies, Fleece Press, 2005 & others on or illustrated by Bawden(9)

Upper Denby, 2005GBP 150.00 - 200.00GBP 225.00
5Beaven (Marcus)

Beaven (Marcus) A sheet of 12 engravings for Ralph Whitlock's 'Wildlife in Wessex', wood-engraving, [1976]; and 9 others by the same hand (10)

1976GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 268.00
6Beaven (Marcus)

Beaven (Marcus) Wood Engravings...to illustrate the book Birds of a Feather, one of only 22 sets, 11 signed wood-engravings, 1981 & a copy of the book and another by Beaven (3)

GBP 100.00 - 150.00GBP 225.00
7Beaven (Marcus)

Beaven (Marcus) St Catherine's Valley, wood-engraving, [c.1990s-2000s]; together with 13 further wood-engravings by the same hand (14)

circa1990s-2000sGBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 294.80
8Beaven (Marcus)

Beaven (Marcus) The Chairmakers, wood-engraving, [c.1996]; and 13 others by the same hand (14).

1996GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 73.70
9Bone (Freda)

Bone (Freda) Pastoral Landscape, wood-engraving, [c.1930]; and seven others similar by various hands, 20th century (8).

circa1930GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 364.00
10Lee (Brian North)

Bookplates.- Lee (Brian North) The Bookplate Designs of Rex Whistler, one of 350 copies with tipped-in frontispiece, 1973 & others on bookplates including an album of bookplates (17)

1973GBP 150.00 - 200.00GBP 400.00
11Various (Artists)

Bookplates.- Various (Artists) Collection of over 30 bookplates, labels and card designs, [20th century] (Sm. Qty.)

20th centuryGBP 150.00 - 200.00GBP 110.50
12Bostock (James)

Bostock (James) Spring Pastoral, wood-engraving, [c.2004]; and 11 others, 20th century (12).

circa2004GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 1,560.00
13Brett (Simon).- Lee (Brian North)

Brett (Simon).- Lee (Brian North) Bookplates by Simon Brett, one of 260 copies, signed & inscribed by the artist, Fleece Press, 1989 & others, Brett, including an original woodblock (8)

Wakefield, 1989GBP 100.00 - 150.00GBP 300.00
14Briscoe (Arthur)

Briscoe (Arthur) Gravesend Reach, etching, [1927].

1927GBP 150.00 - 200.00GBP 130.00
15Chagall (Marc)

Chagall (Marc) The Jerusalem Windows, with 2 original lithographs, New York & Monte Carlo, 1962.

New York:1962GBP 400.00 - 600.00GBP 400.00
16Clare (John)

Clare (John) The Shepherd's Calendar, one of 500 copies, printed at the Whittington Press, 1978 & others with wood-engraved illustrations of landscape and gardens (11)

1978GBP 150.00 - 200.00GBP 350.00
17Drury (Paul)

Drury (Paul) Portrait of Mrs Douglas James, etching, 1936; together with six others, 20th century (7)

1936GBP 300.00 - 400.00GBP 260.00
18Dulac (Edmund).- Omar Khayyám.

Dulac (Edmund).- Omar Khayyám. Rubáiyát, coolour plates by Dulac, original cream decorated buckram, gilt, 1909.

1909GBP 150.00 - 200.00GBP 225.00
19Eckener (Alexander)

Eckener (Alexander) Group of six landscapes, etchings, [c.1920]; together with two etchings by Ingwer Paulsen, [20th century] (8)

circa1920sGBP 100.00 - 150.00GBP 32.50
20Farleigh (John)

Farleigh (John) Orchid Down, wood-engraving, 1936; and seven other wood-engravings by various hands, 20th century (7)

1936GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 3,120.00
21Farleigh (John).- Poole (Monica)

Farleigh (John).- Poole (Monica) The Wood Engravings of John Farleigh, one of 110 copies, 1985 & others by Farleigh including an original engraved woodblock for Christmas 1951 (5)

Henley-on-Thames1985GBP 100.00 - 150.00GBP 400.00
22Fleece Press.-

Fleece Press.- Great Storm (The) of October 1987 and its aftermath: Five Wood Engravings..., one of 250 copies, Society of Wood Engravers, 1989.

1989GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 350.00
23Fleece Press.- Buckland Wright (Christopher)

Fleece Press.- Buckland Wright (Christopher) Endeavours & Experiments: John Buckland Wright's Essays in Woodcut and Colour Engraving..., 2004 & others from the press (8)

Upper Denby2004GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 300.00
24Fleece Press.- Francis (Julian)

Fleece Press.- Francis (Julian) Tom Chadwick and the Grosvenor School of Modern Art, one of 360 copies, Upper Denby, 2012 & others from the press (3)

Upper Denby2012GBP 150.00 - 200.00GBP 200.00
25Fleece Press.- Lawrence (Simon)

Fleece Press.- Lawrence (Simon) S.T.E.Lawrence: Boxwood blockmaker, one of 250 copies, Wakefield, printed at the Whittington Press, 1980 & 2 others, similar (3)

1980GBP 150.00 - 300.00GBP 350.00
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Zang Tumb Tuuum:<br>la révolution futuriste<br>Online Auction<br>30 November – 7 December</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 18:</b> The "Official Edition" of the United States Constitution and the First Printing of the Final Text of the Constitution, 1787. $15,000,000 to $20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 30 – Dec. 7:</b> Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso. I Paroliberi Futuristi. 1914-1915. 8 p. Unique corrected proofs, for an anthology that remained unpublished. €40,000 to €60,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 30 – Dec. 7:</b> Cangiullo, Francesco. Studenti in Lettere. Università. 1915. Seminal work, featured in 3 historical futurist exhibitions. €20,000 to €30,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 30 – Dec. 7:</b> Cangiullo, Francesco. Chiaro di luna. Circa 1915. Collage and gouache on paper. €15,000 to €20,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Nov. 30 – Dec. 7:</b> Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso. Manicure. Faire les ongles à l'Italie. Circa 1915. A fantastic parody of an advertising poster. €20,000 to €30,000.
  • <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>December 9</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 47. Roosevelt, Theodore. Photograph inscribed to Morris J. Hirsch. May 7th 1918. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 178. Whitman, Walt. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> Brooklyn, New York: [Printed for the author], 1955. First edition in the first issue binding. $70,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 38. Mather, Cotton. <i>Magnalia Christi Americana; or, the Ecclesiastical History of New-England.</i> London: Printed for Thomas Parkhurst, 1702. First edition. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 55. Taylor, Zachary. Autograph letter signed as President-Elect. Baton Rouge: January 15, 1849. $5,000 to $8,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 203. Picasso, Pablo. <i>Verve</i> Vol. V, Nos. 19-20. Paris: Editions Verve, 1948. Inscribed on the title page by Picasso. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b><center>Doyle<br>Rare Books, Autographs & Maps<br>December 9</b>
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 211. Domergue, Jean-Gabriel. L'Ete a Monte Carlo. Lithographed poster, Lucien Serre & Cie, Paris, circa 1937. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 105. Manuscript Illumination attr. to Neri da Rimini. Large excised initial "N" from a choirbook, extensively historiated. [Likely Rimini: first quarter of the 14th century]. $2,000 to $3,000.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 40. McKenney, Thomas L. and Hall, James. <i>History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs.</i> Philadelphia: Rice, Rutter & Co., 1870. $3,00
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 222. Searle, Ronald. [Pets--a dog, cats and a parrot-- surrounded by books, and inspecting a globe, perhaps planning global domination]. Original drawing, 17 3/8 x 13 1/2 inches. $1,500 to $2,500.
    <b>Doyle, Rare Books, Autographs & Maps:</b> Lot 98. Faden, William; Scull, Nicholas and George Heap. A Plan of the City and Environs of Philadelphia, Survey'd by N. Scull and G. Heap. London: William Faden, 12 March 1777. $3,000 to $5,000.
  • <i>Der Sturm.</i> 1922. Sold October 2021 for € 13,000.
    Diophantus Alexandrinus, <i>Arithmeticorum libri sex.</i> 1670. Sold October 2021 for € 18,000.
    <i>Cozzani Ettore e altri, l’Eroica. Tutto il pubblicato.</i> Sold October 2021 for € 11,000.
    Newton Isaac, <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica.</i> 1714. Sold October 2021 for € 7,500.
    Manetti Saverio, <i>Storia naturale degli uccelli.</i> 1767-1776. Sold April 2021 for € 26,000.
  • <center><br>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Maps & Atlases<br>Natural History<br>& Color Plate Books<br>December 9, 2021</b>
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. Carolina Parrot. Plate 26. Hand-colored aquatint and engraved plate from Audubon's <i>Birds of America.</i> $80,000 to $100,000.
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> Francisco Henrique Carls. [Album de Pernambuco e seus Arrabaldes]. Fifty-three chromolithographed plates of landscape, town views and more of the state of Pernambuco, northeast Brazil. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> Captain Thomas Davies, after. Group of 5 engraved topographical scenes of North American waterfalls. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><br>Swann Auction Galleries<br>Maps & Atlases<br>Natural History<br>& Color Plate Books<br>December 9, 2021</b>
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> William R. Morley. Morley's Map of New Mexico. Large lithographed pocket map with original hand-color in outline. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> Frederick William Beechey, et al. <i>The Zoology of Captain Beechey's Voyage; Compiled from the Collections and Notes Made by Captain Beechey…</i> $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann, Dec. 9:</b> ZUDA ROKASHI (Priest Hotan.) Nansenbushu Bankoku Shoka No Zu. Woodblock wall map of the world on 16 sheets joined. $5,000 to $7,500.
  • <b><center> Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 29th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 29:</b> Latin Book of Hours, Langres around 1490. Est: €50,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 29:</b><br>T. Livius, <i>Römische Historien,</i> 1533. Est: €12,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 29:</b><br>G. Mendel, <i>Versuche über Pflanzen-Hybriden,</i> 1865-66. Est: €30,000
    <b><center> Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 29th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 29:</b><br>A. Verard, Book of Hours, around 1488. Est: €30,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 29:</b><br>A. Ortelius, <i>Theatrum orbis terrarum,</i> 1601. Est: €80,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 29:</b><br><i>Der Sturm,</i> 1910-1916. Est: €16,000
    <b><center> Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 29th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 29:</b> <i>Cronica van der hilliger Stat Coellen,</i> 1499. Est: €25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 29:</b><br>M. Catesby, <i>Piscium serpentum insectorum,</i> 1777. Est: €25,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 29:</b><br>W. Grohmann, <i>Das Werk Ernst Ludwig Kirchners,</i> 1926. Est: €20,000
    <b><center> Ketterer Rare Books<br>Auction on November 29th</b>
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 29:</b><br>P. Borgo, <i>Aritmetica mercantile,</i> 1491. Est: €16,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 29:</b><br>D. Roberts, <i>Egypt and Nubia,</i> 1846-49. Est: €8,000
    <b>Ketterer Rare Books, Nov. 29:</b> <i>Estampes,</i> with the suite by P. Picasso, 1950. Est: €15,000
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