Auctions | January 6, 2015

January Bibliophile Sale at Bloomsbury Auctions

Godalming—A private collection of fine art and antiques books from the property of a Nobleman opens the first monthly Bibliophile Sale of 2015 at Bloomsbury Auctions. A large number of modern first editions by authors including Graham Greene, Ian Fleming and William Golding will be available for those looking to break into a new collecting area for 2015 and for those already exploring this booming field. The sale will also offer a considerable section of travel related works from across the globe and the UK.  The sale will be held on Thursday 15th January 2015 at Baverstock House in Surrey.

Herculaneum, Le Antichita d’Ercolano Esposte, 1760-92. Monumental record of the archaeological finds at Herculaneum, and an important source for the development of neo-classical art. From the property of a Nobleman. [Lot 8, est £600-800] 

Visconti (Giambattista & Ennio Quirino), Il Museo Pio-Clementino, 1782-1807. Depicting the antique sculptures in the Vatican in the Museo Pio-Clementino and its extension the Museo Chiaramonti. Two more volumes of the second work were published later in 1837 and 1843. From the property of a Nobleman [Lot 11, est £1,000-1,500]

William Alexander, A group of 17 plates of views in China, 1796. From Sir George Leonard Staunton’s An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China. [Lot 25, est. £800-1,200]

Graham Greene, Brighton Rock, New York, 1938. First edition. Precedes the first English edition [Lot 373, est. £500-700]

Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird, 1960. English uncorrected proof copy [Lot 408, est. £600-800]

The Bibliophile Sale will be held at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ Baverstock House saleroom in Surrey on Thursday 15th January. The catalogue is available to view and download online at