Forum Auctions: Online Sale: Modern Literature, 2223, London

Auction Details

Auction Date
12/02/2021 - 12/02/2021
Page Size: 325 items in 13 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1Achebe (Chinua)

Things Fall Apart, first American edition, New York, 1959.

New York1959GBP 600.00 - 800.00Unknown
2Achebe (Chinua)

Arrow of God, first edition, 1964.

1964GBP 300.00 - 400.00Unknown
3Achebe (Chinua)

A Man of the People, first American edition, signed by the author, New York, 1966.

New York1966GBP 600.00 - 800.00Unknown
4Achebe (Chinua)

Arrow of God, first American edition, New York, 1967.

New York1967GBP 150.00 - 200.00Unknown
5Ackroyd (Peter)

The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde, first edition, presentation inscription from the author, 1983; and 7 others Peter Ackroyd (8)

1983GBP 100.00 - 150.00Unknown
6Addy (G. H.)

Kenneth James Balguy Addy, 1916; and another similar (2)

1916GBP 100.00 - 150.00Unknown
7Alcott (Louisa May)

Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys, first edition, Boston, Roberts Brothers, 1871.

Boston1871GBP 150.00 - 200.00Unknown
8Allingham (Margery)

Hide My Eyes, first edition, 1958; and 2 first editions by Reginald Hill (3)

1958GBP 200.00 - 300.00Unknown
9Alverdes (Paul)

The Whistler's Room, first edition, 1929; and another by the same, first editions (2)

1929GBP 150.00 - 200.00Unknown
10Ambler (Eric)

A Coffin for Dimitrios, first American edition, author's cut signature pasted in, New York, 1939.

New York1939GBP 200.00 - 300.00Unknown
11Amis (Kingsley)

Lucky Jim, first edition, 1953.

1953GBP 400.00 - 600.00Unknown
12Armah (Ayi Kwei)

The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born, first edition, Boston, 1968.

Boston1968GBP 500.00 - 700.00Unknown
13Arnaud (Georges)

The Wages of Fear, first English edition, 1952.

1952GBP 150.00 - 200.00Unknown
14Asimov (Isaac)

Foundation, first edition, 1953.

1953GBP 200.00 - 300.00Unknown
15Baldwin (James)

The Price of the Ticket. Collected Non-Fiction 1948 - 1985, one of 500 copies signed by author, New York, St. Martin's/ Marek, 1985.

New York1985GBP 300.00 - 400.00Unknown
16Bates (H.E.)

The Two Sisters, first edition, 1926; and 22 others, novels by the same (23)

1926GBP 120.00 - 180.00Unknown
17Bates (H.E.)

The Seekers, signed by the author, 1926; and 39 others (40)

1926GBP 150.00 - 200.00Unknown
18Bates (H.E.)

A Threshing Day, one of 300 copies signed by the author, 1931; and c.25 others (c.25)

1931GBP 120.00 - 180.00Unknown
19Beckett (Samuel)

Waiting for Godot, first English edition, 1956.

1956GBP 200.00 - 300.00Unknown
20Bedford (Sybille)

The Sudden View, first edition, 1953; and 9 others (10)

1953GBP 150.00 - 200.00Unknown
21Betjeman (John)

Mount Zion, or In Touch with the Infinite, first edition, The James Press, [1931].

1931GBP 600.00 - 800.00Unknown
22

Black Mask, 50 vol., c.1939-59.

c.1939-59.GBP 300.00 - 400.00Unknown
23Blackwood (Algernon)

The Tales of Algernon Blackwood, first edition, 1938.

1938GBP 200.00 - 300.00Unknown
24[Blake (Wilfred Theodore)] "Wing Adjutant".

"Wing Adjutant". The Royal Flying Corps in the War, 1918; and 3 others related to the R.A.F., first editions (4)

1918GBP 100.00 - 150.00Unknown
25Blish (James)

A Case of Conscience, first edition, 1959.

1959GBP 300.00 - 400.00Unknown
  • <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
  • <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.
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