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Lyon and Turnbull: Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs

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Auction Name Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Photographs Total Sales (GBP) 475,462.00
Auction Date 02/24/2021 - 02/25/2021 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 207,600.00
Sale Number #630 High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 291,650.00
Total Lots 443
Sold Lots 402 Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 256,050.00
% of Lots Sold 90.74% High Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 358,900.00
Unsold Lots 41 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 132.48%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
53 Rowling, J.K.

The first edition, first impression of the work, one of only 500 copies printed

1997 GBP 30,000.00 - 40,000.00 GBP 48,750.00
285 Skene, Sir James, of Rubislaw

A collection of sketches, several seemingly produced in collaboration with Sir Walter Scott 420 sketches in a range of pencil and ink wash,

GBP 10,000.00 - 12,000.00 GBP 42,500.00
243

The East India Company: Robert Scott, Fairlie and Company, Agency Houses and papers of the Scott Family

GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 GBP 20,000.00
281 Ardizzone, Edward

Original Illustrations for 'The Young Ardizzone' 27 illustrations in ink and watercolour in a green cloth-bound dummy book

GBP 10,000.00 - 12,000.00 GBP 17,500.00
21 Blaeu, Joan Guilliemius

Theatrum Orbis Terrarum [Nuevo Atlas de los Reynos de Escocia e Yrlanda] Volume V

1659 GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 GBP 6,500.00
420 Moore, Joseph

Birman Empire. Eighteen Views Taken at or Near Rangoon

1825 GBP 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 6,000.00
388A Bradshaw, Thomas

Views in the Mauritius, or Isle of France

1832 GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 GBP 5,750.00
442 Titsingh, Isaac

Illustrations of Japan; consisting of Private Memoirs and Anecdotes

1822 GBP 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 GBP 5,750.00
242 Sorabji, Kaikhosru

Opus Clavicembalisticum, proof sheets with composer's autograph corrections Opus Clavicembalisticum.

1930 GBP 800.00 - 1,200.00 GBP 5,500.00
348 Dickens, Charles

Works [The Nonesuch Dickens]

1937-38 GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 GBP 5,500.00
308 Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago: Album of 96 albumen and silver prints of Trinidad and Tobago

GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 4,250.00
9 Ruskin, John

The Works

1903-12 GBP 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 GBP 4,000.00
418 Milbert, M.J.

Voyage Pittoresque a L'Ile-de-France au cap de Bonne-Espérance et à l'île de Ténériffe

1812 GBP 2,500.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 4,000.00
214 Wilde, Oscar - with manuscript annotations by Arthur William Symons

De Profundis

1905 GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 3,750.00
274 Latham, John

A General History of Birds

1821-1828 GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 3,500.00
324 Aesop

The Fables

1973 GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 GBP 3,500.00
117 "Grassic Gibbon, Lewis" [James Leslie Mitchell]

A Scots Quair trilogy, signed Sunset Song.

[1932] GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 3,250.00
186 Le Carré, John [David John Moore Cornwell]

27 Books, several signed, mostly first editions The Spy Who Came in from the Cold.

1963 GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 3,250.00
329

Catalogue Raisonné of Books Printed and Published at The Doves Press... May 1908.

1908 GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 3,250.00
30 Walker, John

Map of India, shewing the British Territories...

1853 GBP 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 GBP 3,000.00
158

Detective Fiction, British editions a large collection, including Wallace, Edgar The Four Just Men.

1905 GBP 500.00 - 800.00 GBP 3,000.00
235 Napier, Rev. Hon. Henry Alfred (1797-1871)

Manuscript autobiography c. 422 pages, 4to, with 2 photographs of the Rev. Hon Henry Alfred,

GBP 250.00 - 350.00 GBP 3,000.00
141 Doyle, A. Conan

The Sign of Four

1890 GBP 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 GBP 2,750.00
164 Dick, Philip K.

35 Books A Scanner Darkly.

1977 GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 2,750.00
275 Lewin, William

The Birds of Great Britain

1795-1801 GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 GBP 2,750.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> <i>Westvaco–Inspirations for Printers,</i> 3 volumes, 1938-61. $200 to $300.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Proef van Letteren, <i>Welk gegooten worden in de Nieuwe Haerlemsche Lettergietery,</i> 1768. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Paul Klee, <i>Bauhaus Ausstellung Juli – Sept.,</i> Weimar, 1923. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Michel Seuphor & Jozef Peeters, <i>Het Overzicht Nos.</i> 22-23-24, Antwerp, 1922. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> Wolfrum & Co., <i>Modern Graphik, Serie I…,</i> complete portfolio, 1909. $1,200 to $1,800.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries, May 12:</b> <i>Gravure et Fonderie deC. Derriey: Specimen-Album,</i> Paris, 1862. $5,000 to $7,500.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Travel, Atlases, Maps<br>and Natural History<br>Online Auction<br>27 April – 13 May 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 27 Apr. to 13 May:</b><br>Daniel Giraud Elliot. <i>A Monograph of the Phasianidae, or Family of the Pheasants,</i> 1870-1872, coloured plates. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 27 Apr. to 13 May:</b><br>Georg Braun und Franz Hogenberg. <i>Civitates orbis terrarum.</i> Cologne, 1597-c.1606, 5 volumes, hand-coloured, calf. £140,000 to £200,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 27 Apr. to 13 May:</b> Qianren Huang. "Blue Map" of China. [Daoguang, 19th century]. £60,000 to £80,000.
    <center><b>Sotheby’s<br>Travel, Atlases, Maps<br>and Natural History<br>Online Auction<br>27 April – 13 May 2021</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, 27 Apr. to 13 May:</b> Abraham Ortelius. <i>Theatrum orbis terrarum,</i> 1595. £40,000 to £60,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 27 Apr. to 13 May:</b> Maxime Du Camp. <i>Egypte, Nubie, Palestine et Syrie. Dessins Photographiques.</i> Paris, 1852. £100,000 to £150,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, 27 Apr. to 13 May:</b><br>China, Canton School. A superb album of 141 watercolours, c.1800. £70,000 to £100,000.
  • <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Images of Angling:<br>The David Beazley Collection<br>of Angling Prints<br>Online Sale<br>20th May 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Alken (Henry), after. Salmon Fishing; Fishing in a Punt; Pike Fishing, three works, 1820. £600 to £800.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Early Images of Angling.- Hollar (Wenceslaus) Angling; River Fishing; and Salmon Fishing, after Francis Barlow, 3 engravings, [c. 1671]. £500 to £700.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Rolfe (Henry Leonidas). <i>Studies of Fresh Water Fish,</i> 1851. £500 to £700.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Images of Angling:<br>The David Beazley Collection<br>of Angling Prints<br>Online Sale<br>20th May 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Morland (George), After. A Party Angling; The Anglers' Repast, a pair, mezzotints, 1789. £400 to £600.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Pollard (James), After. Bottom Fishing; Anglers Packing Up, etchings with aquatint, 1831. £400 to £600.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Angling's Age of Romance.- Sayer (Robert, publisher) & J. Bennett. The Angelic Angler, mezzotint, 1781; and another. £300 to £400.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Images of Angling:<br>The David Beazley Collection<br>of Angling Prints<br>Online Sale<br>20th May 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Fishing Satire.- London.- Roberts (Piercy). Patience at Paddington or angling in the Junction Canal, etching after Woodward, 1807; together with Woodward's 'Angling at Sadler's Wells', and another, 1794. £300 to £400.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Fishing Satire - Cats Fishing.- Seymour (Robert). Waltonizing or - Green-land Fisherman, [c. 1830s]; together with 3 lithographs of cats fishing, [c. 1830s]. £300 to £400.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Fishing Portraits.- Zoffany (Johan), After. Master James Sayer, at the age of 13, mezzotint by Richard Houston, 1772. £300 to £400.
    <center><b>Forum Auctions<br>Images of Angling:<br>The David Beazley Collection<br>of Angling Prints<br>Online Sale<br>20th May 2021</b>
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Wilkinson (Norman). Come to Britain for Fishing, lithographic poster, [c. 1947]. £300 to £400.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Scottish Fishing.- Heath (William). Sporting in the Scottish Isles no. III. Salmon Fishing, 1835; and another. £150 to £200.
    <b>Forum Auctions, May 20:</b> Simpson (Joseph). The Border Angler, drypoint, [c. 1927]. £150 to £200.
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