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.

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 www.bloomsburyauctions.com.


Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions are a UK 'top 5' auctioneer of fine art and collectibles. As part of Stanley Gibbons we are the only UK stock-exchange listed firm of auctioneers and occupy the same stable as coin specialists Baldwin's, and Frasers Autograph's. Established in 1759, we have the broadest and most regular calendar of specialist catalogued sales in the industry, numbering over 150 per annum, and provide vendors and buyers alike access to market-leading specialist advice in any number of collecting fields. We operate from salerooms in Donnington Priory (near Newbury), London's Mayfair, Bristol and Godalming.

Godalming - 6th January 2015