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Auction Name Maritime Auction Total Sales (GBP) 135,638.25
Auction Date 10/19/2021 - 10/19/2021 Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 32,495.00
Sale Number #MA20 High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP) 43,045.00
Total Lots 142
Sold Lots 119 Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 35,425.00
% of Lots Sold 83.80% High Estimate of All Lots (GBP) 47,185.00
Unsold Lots 23 Total Sales as a % of High Est. 287.46%

Top twenty-five by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
34

British Antarctic Expedition 1910. An important 'Antarctic Ocean Sheet VIII' chart with the plotted course for RYS 'Terra Nova' 1910-1913

1910-1913 GBP 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 20,910.00
33

British Antarctic Expedition 1910. An important 'Antarctic Ocean Sheet IV' chart with the plotted course for RYS 'Terra Nova' 1910-1913

1910-1913 GBP 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 12,915.00
19

A mounted photograph of the crew of RYS Terra Nova, British Antarctic Expedition 1910

1910 GBP 500.00 - 600.00 GBP 4,674.00
64

An eighteen line typescript poem 'They died like men', McMurdo Sound

GBP 200.00 - 400.00 GBP 4,428.00
10

A copy of 'The Indexed New Testament' with gilt stamped black leather binding 'Antarctic Expedition 'Terra Nova'

1910 GBP 250.00 - 350.00 GBP 3,936.00
54

Handwritten manuscript 'With Scott Before the Mast' by F E C Davies under the pseudonym 'Rudolf'

1948 GBP 5,000.00 - 6,000.00 GBP 3,936.00
72

A group of three photographs of an ice locked Terra Nova

GBP 50.00 - 80.00 GBP 3,936.00
73

RYS Terra Nova, a handmade 'crossing the line' certificate for 'Frederick Davies' signed by 'Edward R Evans'

1910 GBP 300.00 - 500.00 GBP 3,690.00
62

Boulton & Paul Ltd, Norwich, 31/5/1910

GBP 600.00 - 800.00 GBP 3,444.00
42

A hand drawn and annotated map of the South Pole (unknown cartographer) showing the Scott & Amundsen routes to the pole

GBP 150.00 - 200.00 GBP 3,198.00
23

A typed single sheet itinerary/timetable for the British Antarctic Expedition movement of RYS Terra Nova

GBP 300.00 - 400.00 GBP 2,952.00
40

A blue print for the 'Rigging Arrangement 'Terra Nova',

GBP 150.00 - 200.00 GBP 2,952.00
11

A mounted photograph of visitors aboard RYS Terra Nova

1910 GBP 150.00 - 200.00 GBP 2,706.00
14

A signed full length photograph of the expedition dog handler Demetri Geroff

GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 2,706.00
30 Edward Leicester Atkinson (1881-1929)

Edward Leicester Atkinson (1881-1929) RYS Terra Nova surgeon/parasitologist, an archive of nineteen letters to 'Chippie' F E C Davies

1910 to 1940 GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 GBP 2,706.00
28

A letter from Harry Pennell on HMS Duke of Edinburgh letterhead

GBP 250.00 - 300.00 GBP 2,460.00
18

A large photogravure print of F E Davies

GBP 150.00 - 200.00 GBP 2,091.00
26

Captain Lawrence Edward Grace Oates RN (1880-1912) a signed copy of Erskine Childers 'German Influences on British Cavalry',

1911 GBP 150.00 - 200.00 GBP 2,091.00
37

An Admiralty published chart 'South Polar Chart'

circa1914 GBP 100.00 - 150.00 GBP 2,091.00
39

A large blue print for the 'General Arrangement 'Terra Nova'

GBP 200.00 - 300.00 GBP 2,091.00
22

Two handmade greeting cards by Frank Davies, pen ink and watercolour, one with stern view of RYS Terra Nova after the photograph by Herbert Ponting

1915 GBP 600.00 - 800.00 GBP 1,968.00
24

A handwritten note on card to RYS Terra Nova crew members George Abbot and Frank Davies dated 'Nov 25-10' from Mrs Robson & Mr Wood, Tancred Street, Linwood (Christchurch NZ)

GBP 150.00 - 200.00 GBP 1,968.00
60

A collection of miscellaneous ephemera relating to F E C Davies

GBP 50.00 - 60.00 GBP 1,968.00
67

A Board of Trade Certificate of Discharge for F E Davies from the Terra Nova, dated 21st June

1913 GBP 100.00 - 200.00 GBP 1,845.00
31

A group of nine letters from Harry Pennell and family members circa1910 to FEC Davies

circa1910 GBP 400.00 - 600.00 GBP 1,722.00
  • <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>26 January 2022<br>Printed Books & Maps,<br>The Sinclair Hood Library of Archaeology,<br>The Charles Tomlinson Poetry Library</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Jan. 26:</b> Biggs (Thomas, Hope, Theodore C & Fergusson, James). <i>Architecture at Ahmedabad, The Capital of Goozerat,</i> 1st edition, London: John Murray, 1866. £3,000 to £5,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Jan. 26:</b> Daniell (Thomas and William). <i>Oriental Scenery. One Hundred and Fifty Views of the Architecture, Antiquities and Landscape Scenery of Hindoostan,</i> 6 parts, 1812-16. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Jan. 26:</b> Hamilton (Sir William & Pierre Francois Hugues d'Hancarville). Collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman Antiquities from the Cabinet of the Hon.ble Wm Hamilton, volumes I & II only (of 4), Naples, 1766-67. £7,000 to £10,000.
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>26 January 2022<br>Printed Books & Maps,<br>The Sinclair Hood Library of Archaeology,<br>The Charles Tomlinson Poetry Library</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Jan. 26:</b> Moore (Lieutenant Joseph & Captain Frederick Marryat). Eighteen Views taken at & near Rangoon, [1825]. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Jan. 26:</b> Williamson (Captain Thomas & Howitt, Samuel). <i>Oriental Field Sports; Being a Complete, Detailed and Accurate Description of the Wild Sports of the East;</i> 1st edition, London, 1807. £5,000 to £8,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Jan. 26:</b> Knoop (Johann Hermann). <i>Pomologia, dat is Beschryvingen en Afbeeldingen van de beste zoorten van Appels en Peeren, Fructologia …,</i> 3 volumes in 1, Leeuwarden: A Ferwerda and G. Tresling, [1758]. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>26 January 2022<br>Printed Books & Maps,<br>The Sinclair Hood Library of Archaeology,<br>The Charles Tomlinson Poetry Library</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Jan. 26:</b> North America. Wyld (James), Map of the Colony of British Columbia and the British & American Territory West of the Rocky Mountains, Including Vancouvers Island and the Gold Fields, 1858. £1,500 to £2,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Jan. 26:</b> Pocket Globe. A Correct Globe with the New Discoveries, circa 1785. £2,000 to £3,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Jan. 26:</b> Wales. Morden (Robert), Twelve 'playing card maps' of Wales, circa 1676. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <center><b>Dominic Winter Auctioneers<br>26 January 2022<br>Printed Books & Maps,<br>The Sinclair Hood Library of Archaeology,<br>The Charles Tomlinson Poetry Library</b>
    <b>Dominic Winter, Jan. 26:</b> Society of Dilettanti. <i>Antiquities of Ionia,</i> 5 volumes: 1821, 1797, 1840, 1881 & 1915. £3,000 to £5,000.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Jan. 26:</b> Churchill (Winston Spencer). <i>The People's Rights,</i> 1st edition, 1st issue, London: Hodder & Stoughton, [1910]. £1,000 to £1,500.
    <b>Dominic Winter, Jan. 26:</b> Paz (Octavio). <i>Blanco,</i> 1st edition, limited numbered edition, Mexico: Joaquín Mortiz, 1967. £500 to £800.
  • <center><b>Sotheby’s<br> Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana<br>Online<br>Now through January 25, 2022</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Jan. 25:</b> Audubon, John James. The "Wild Turkey" manuscript — capturing one of the nation's most iconic symbols of unity. $250,000 to $350,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Jan. 25:</b> (Flag) — Commemorative Thirteen-Star Flag. Pre-Civil War, Thirteen-Star Flag of the United States, from the collection of Charles Kuralt. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Jan. 25:</b> Fitzgerald, F. Scott. <i>Tender is the Night</i>. First edition, presentation copy, and a former mystery. $30,000 to $50,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Jan. 25:</b> Audubon, John James. The "Wild Turkey" manuscript — capturing one of the nation's most iconic symbols of unity. $250,000 to $350,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Jan. 25:</b> Salinger, J.D. <i>The Catcher in the Rye.</i> A strikingly fresh first edition of Salinger's essential novel. $20,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Jan. 25:</b> Whitman, Walt. <i>Leaves of Grass.</i> “America's second Declaration of Independence” — signed by Whitman. $150,000 to $200,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Jan. 25:</b> [Dylan, Bob]. Some of the earliest known professional portraits. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Sotheby’s, Now to Jan. 25:</b> Y-Worth [Yarworth], William. <i>Cerevisiarii Comes: Or, the New and True Art of Brewing…</i> A rare and early English work on the art of brewing. $5,000 to $7,000.
  • <b>Bonhams, Jan. 19 – 27:</b> RUTH BADER GINSBERG’S PERSONAL COPY OF THE 1957-58 HARVARD LAW REVIEW, HEAVILY ANNOTATED BY HER.
    <b>Bonhams, Jan. 19 – 27:</b> RUTH BADER GINSBURG’S TEXTBOOK FOR HER “CIVIL PROCEDURE” CLASS AT HARVARD, HEAVILY ANNOTATED BY HER.
    <b>Bonhams, Jan. 19 – 27:</b> RUTH BADER GINSBURG’S TEXTBOOK FOR COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL CLASS ON JURISPRUDENCE, HEAVILY ANNOTATED BY HER.
    <b>Bonhams, Jan. 19 – 27:</b> HONORARY DOCTORATE AWARDED TO RUTH BADER GINSBURG BY SMITH COLLEGE, 1994.
    <b>Bonhams, Jan. 19 – 27:</b> A COPY OF JUSTICE GINSBURG’S ARTICLE, “WOMEN IN THE FEDERAL JUDICIARY,” SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY THE JUSTICE TO SENATOR NANCY KASSEBAUM.
    <b>Bonhams, Jan. 19 – 27:</b> A COPY OF SANDRA DAY O’CONNOR’S ARTICLE, “THEY OFTEN ARE HALF-OBSCURE: THE RIGHTS OF THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE LEGACY OF OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES,” PRESENTED TO RUTH BADER GINSBURG.
    <b>Bonhams, Jan. 19 – 27:</b> A DELUXE EDITION OF ANTONIN SCALIA’S MAKING YOUR CASE: THE ART OF PERSUADING JUDGES, FROM AN EDITION OF 2000, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED TO RUTH BADER GINSBURG.
    <b>Bonhams, Jan. 19 – 27:</b> A FIRST EDITION OF SONIA SOTOMAYOR’S <i>MY BELOVED WORLD,</i> SIGNED AND INSCRIBED TO RUTH BADER GINSBURG.
    <b>Bonhams, Jan. 19 – 27:</b> A FIRST EDITION OF AL GORE’S “THE ASSAULT ON REASON,” SIGNED AND INSCRIBED TO RUTH BADER GINSBURG.
    <b>Bonhams, Jan. 19 – 27:</b> <i>BELOVED</i> BY TONI MORRISON, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO RUTH AND MARTIN GINSBURG.
    <b>Bonhams, Jan. 19 – 27:</b> A FIRST EDITION OF GLORIA STEINEM’S “MY LIFE ON THE ROAD,” SIGNED AND INSCRIBED TO RUTH BADER GINSBURG.
  • <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> DANTE ALIGHIERI (1265-1321). <i>Commedia.</i> Venezia: Vindelino da Spira, 1477. Estimate: € 40.000 - 60.000.
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> DALI, Salvador (1908-1989) - William SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616). <i>Romeo e Giulietta.</i> Milan: Rizzoli, 1975. Estimate: € 25.000 - 35.000.
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> MALVASIA, Cornelio; MONTANARI, Geminiano. <i>Ephemerides novissimae motuum coelestium.</i> Modena: Cassiani, 1662. Estimate: € 8.000 - 12.000.
    <b>Il Ponte Casa d’Aste, Jan. 25:</b> JANSSONIUS, Johannes. <i>Atlantis majoris quinta pars, Orbem maritimum [Novus Atlas, volume V: carte marittime].</i> Amsterdam: Janssonius, 1650. Estimate: € 12.000 - 18.000.
  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>A Record Breaking Season</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> <i>The Book of Mormon,</b> first edition, Palmyra, NY, 1830. Sold Sept. 30 — $112,500.
    <b>Swann:</b> Vincent Van Gogh, <i>Homme à la Pipe: Portrait du Docteur Gachet, Evening,</i> etching, 1890. Sold Nov. 2 — $161,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Edward Ruscha, <i>Stains,</i> title page, one of 70, signed, 1969. Sold Nov. 9 — $112,500.
    <b>Swann:</b> John James Audubon, <i>Carolina Parrot, Plate 26,</i> hand colored aquatint, 1828. Sold Dec.9 — $137,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Edmund Dulac, <i>The Snow Queen,</i> watercolor, gouache, pen & ink, 1910. Sold Dec. 16 — $125,000.
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