Bloomsbury Auctions | English Literature & History

Bloomsbury Auctions | English Literature & History

Bloomsbury Auctions | English Literature & History

English Literature covers all centuries and all themes, from examples of early printing by Caxton and Wynkyn de Worde to 17th century religious tracts: bibles, early novels and threedeckers; library sets in fine bindings; landmark authors such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, the Bronte sisters, and historical figures from Sir Walter Raleigh, Florence Nightingale, and the Duke of Wellington to Sir Winston Churchill.

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Here we introduce some recent English Literature & History highlights: 

Inline Image - Richard Day, A Booke of Christian Prayers | each leaf with historiated woodcut border | John Day, 1578, est. £150-200, sold for £471
Richard Day, A Booke of Christian Prayers | each leaf with historiated woodcut border | John Day, 1578, est. £150-200, sold for £471
Inline Image - Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol | first edition, later issue with 'Stave One' | title printed in red and blue, original cloth | Chapman and Hall, London, 1843 | est. £600-800, sold for £1,736
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol | first edition, later issue with 'Stave One' | title printed in red and blue, original cloth | Chapman and Hall, London, 1843 | est. £600-800, sold for £1,736
Inline Image - A.H. Clough (ed.), Plutarch's Life, The Translation Called Dryden's, 5 volumes | contemporary half calf with green and brown title labels by Morrell | Sampson, Low & Son, London, 1861 | est. £300-400, sold for £471
A.H. Clough (ed.), Plutarch's Life, The Translation Called Dryden's, 5 volumes | contemporary half calf with green and brown title labels by Morrell | Sampson, Low & Son, London, 1861 | est. £300-400, sold for £471
Inline Image - John Noorthouck, A New History of London, Including Westminster and Southwark | 36 engraved plates, 4 engraved folding maps (2 hand coloured), hand-coloured folding map frontispiece | for R. Baldwin, 1773, est. £200-300, sold for £520
John Noorthouck, A New History of London, Including Westminster and Southwark | 36 engraved plates, 4 engraved folding maps (2 hand coloured), hand-coloured folding map frontispiece | for R. Baldwin, 1773, est. £200-300, sold for £520
Inline Image - Jane Bowdler, Poems and Essays | tenth edition, half title, engraved frontispiece | Bath, 1798 | & other volumes, est. £600-800, sold for £806
Jane Bowdler, Poems and Essays | tenth edition, half title, engraved frontispiece | Bath, 1798 | & other volumes, est. £600-800, sold for £806
Inline Image - Sir Thomas Malory, The Noble and Joyous Book Entitled Le Morte Darthur | 2 volumes, number 20 of 270 copies printed from the Wynkyn de Worde edition of 1498 | printed by Shakespeare Head Press of Stratford-upon-Avon, 1933 | est. £400-600, sold for £620
Sir Thomas Malory, The Noble and Joyous Book Entitled Le Morte Darthur | 2 volumes, number 20 of 270 copies printed from the Wynkyn de Worde edition of 1498 | printed by Shakespeare Head Press of Stratford-upon-Avon, 1933 | est. £400-600, sold for £620
Inline Image - Henry Roberts, A Collection of the Most Celebrated English and Scots Songs | vol I, only of 2, second edition, engraved throughout with vignettes | the musical notation for voice and flute accompaniment, composers include Handel and Purcell, a second volume was issued, but, often found as one volume only | est. £120-180, sold for £471
Henry Roberts, A Collection of the Most Celebrated English and Scots Songs | vol I, only of 2, second edition, engraved throughout with vignettes | the musical notation for voice and flute accompaniment, composers include Handel and Purcell, a second volume was issued, but, often found as one volume only | est. £120-180, sold for £471
Inline Image - Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles | first edition, first issue, with 'you' for 'your' on line 3 of p. 13 | 16 plates by Sidney Paget | Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone, 1902 | est. £400-600, sold for £868
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles | first edition, first issue, with 'you' for 'your' on line 3 of p. 13 | 16 plates by Sidney Paget | Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone, 1902 | est. £400-600, sold for £868
The Transport Sale to include the Gauge 1 Collection of the late Mr Fred Sansome Image

The Transport Sale to include the Gauge 1 Collection of the late Mr Fred Sansome

24th September 2019, 12:00
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