Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions

Top prices were achieved across a number of specialist disciplines in Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ Printed Books, Maps and Manuscripts auction on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th July, including manuscripts, art and mathematics.

Bidding soared for the opening lot of the sale with an almost complete collection of the books issued by Bird & Bull Press from the property of

The original chalk drawings of two lost paintings by American portrait and history painter, Benjamin West, surface at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ sale of Old Masters & 19th Century Works on Paper on Thursday 24th July 2014.

The black chalk on buff paper of Moses, 1787, [Lot 12] and another of St. John the Baptist, 1787, [Lot 13] by Benjamin West (1738-1820) appear to be

A significant archive of 28 charters and deeds granting gifts of land and property in West Yorkshire to the Knights Templar and Knights Hospitallers is being auctioned at Dreweatts and Bloomsbury Auctions' Printed Books, Maps and Manuscripts sale on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th July 2014. Est. £40,000-60,000 [Lot 183]


Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions are delighted to present the extensive Michael Max Collection of railway books, periodicals, pictures, ephemera, medals, jigsaws and other collectables, in a sale of Railwayana at their saleroom in London’s Mayfair on Thursday 12th June 2014. The Collection will be auctioned alongside railway posters and collectables from other properties.

A complete first edition set of the novels by the three Brontë sisters sold at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ Important Books and Manuscripts sale on Monday 19th May.

The unique collection was formed by American lawyer Thomas Lincoln Chadbourne, founder of Chadbourne & Parke. Bidders competed online and on the phone for the rare opportunity to take home the Brontë


One of the first printed atlases, Cosmographia, showing a

A fine medical recipe book dating from 1680 sold for £3,968 in Dreweatts and Bloomsbury Auctions’ sale of Printed Books & Manuscripts on Thursday 17th April 2014.

The work entitled A Booke of Phizicke Sirgery & Walters & Cordialles, 1680, was mostly written in an extremely attractive italic hand, with symbols for various ailments and recipes including "A water that

Advances in modern medicine make it very hard to imagine a time without prescription pills and high-tech medical equipment, but Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ sale of Printed Books and Manuscripts offers buyers an insight into the world of medicine as it was over 400 years ago.

Two medical manuscripts in particular offer a fascinating insight into medical recipes used from the

A wonderful selection of books on offer at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ monthly Bibliophile sale includes works by the great Romantic writers William Wordsworth and Lord Byron, as well as a small but perfectly formed section of books on flora. The sale will be held on Thursday 10th April in their Godalming saleroom.

A small selection of botanical works includes some rare and

A selection of 339 ecclesiastical books from the collection of clergyman and controversialist Joseph Mendham sold on Thursday 20th March through Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions. A ‘white glove’ auction for the London based saleroom saw every lot sell for a total of £357,392.

Rupert Powell, Deputy Chairman of Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions said: “We are extremely pleased