Highlights from Chiswick Auctions' Printed Books & Manuscripts Sale

On Wednesday 27th January Chiswick Auctions held a very successful sale of Printed Books and Manuscripts.  

A number of key pieces sold very well, star lots included: 

Screen Shot 2016-02-03 at 12.49.21 PM.pngLot 5: George ELIOT. Middlemarch. Edinburgh & London: 1872. 8 original parts in wrappers. Sold: £2,760 incl Buyer’s Premium

Lot 70: Bram STOKER. The Mystery of the Sea. London: 1902. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY inscribed by Bram Stoker to Alfred Harmsworth. Sold: £1,320 incl Buyer’s Premium

Lot 105: Manuscript, dated 1443, finely illuminated by the Hippolyta Master. Sold: £5,520 incl Buyer’s Premium

Lot 107: Charles BABBAGE. A Comparative View of the Various Institutions for the Assurance of Lives. London: 1826. FIRST EDITION of Babbage’s first published substantial work. Sold: £1,440 incl Buyer’s Premium

Lot 113: Frederich ACCUM.  A Practical Treatise on Gas-Light. London: 1815. FIRST EDITION in original boards. Sold: £720 incl Buyer’s Premium

Lot 118: John ETZLER. The Paradise within the Reach of all Men. London: 1836. Sold: £1,320 incl Buyer’s Premium

Lot 148: John SPEED. A Newe Mape of Poland. London: 1626. Hand-coloured engraved map. Sold: £1,020 incl Buyer’s Premium

Lot 149: Marc CHAGALL. The Lithographs. Monte Carlo: 1960. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Chagall to Alfred and Helen Chester Beatty. Sold: £960 incl Buyer’s Premium

Lot 178: An album of Old Master prints. Sold: £1,020 incl Buyer’s Premium 

Lot 185: Henry GRAY.  Anatomy Descriptive and Surgical. London: 1858. FIRST EDITION. Sold: £720 incl Buyer’s Premium 

Lot 199: Isaac NEWTON.  The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy. London: 1729. Volume II only. Sold: £1,080 incl Buyer’s Premium

Lot 231: Gladys HOLMAN HUNT. “History of the Pre-Raphaelite Movement”. Original typescript with annotations, early 20th-century. Sold: £3,360 incl Buyer’s Premium

The next Printed Books and Manuscripts sale will take place on 30th March 2016 and will include the reference library of the late Hans Fellner. This will be followed by a sale on 25th May. The sale on 22nd June will be books from the Library of Linley Hall, Shropshire. For more information, free valuations and entries for 2016 specialist auctions please contact Nicolas and Simon:

Nicholas Worskett and Simon Nuckley (Book specialists), +44(0)20 8992 4442, nicholas@chiswickauctions.co.uk simon@chiswickauctions.co.uk www.chiswickauctions.co.uk


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