On Wednesday and Thursday 8–9 September, 629 lots of Printed Books, Maps & Autographs, 20th Century Photography at Dominic Winter Auctioneers. Sharing the top estimate of £20,000–30,000 are a first edition of Newton's Opticks (1704), a collection of some 1,100 royal photographs from the collection of photographer Ray Bellisario, and a 1511 Bernard Sylvanus world map. An intriguing illustrated manuscript by Robert Dodsley (father of the publisher) is estimated at £3,000–5,000.
At Forum Auctions on Thursday, 289 lots of Modern Illustrated Books and Private Press. A 1968 edition of Flint's Breakfast in Périgord in an Elizabeth Greenhill binding is expected to lead the sale at £2,000–3,000. Four proof wood-engravings by Clare Leighton for the Macmillan edition of Hardy's The Return of the Native could sell for £750–1,000. One of 200 copies of the Chiswick Shakespeare on Japanese vellum is estimated at £600–800.
Two sales at Addison & Sarova round out the week: Rare Books, Manuscripts & Ephemera on Saturday, September 11 (313 lots) and the Bookworm Sale on Sunday, September 12 (230 lots). Saturday highlights are expected to include a set of Dickens' Christmas Books ($10,000–15,000) and Maury Bromsen's collection of material relating to the Chilean Revolution of 1891 ($5,000–15,000).