EMMA was the leading lady in a May 19 sale held by Dreweatt Neate of Newbury, an 1816 first of Jane Austen’s novel selling at £6000. Catalogued as bound in both contemporary half red morocco and later boards, it retained the half title to Vol. III only and showed a little spotting and staining. It also bore the booklabels of Gilbert Bethune of Balfour.
Among the earlier books was a 1617, second edition of Gervase
Markham's Cavalarice, or the English Horseman: Contayning all the
Art of Horsemanship... with engraved titles to each of the eight
parts, plus other illustrations, head and tailpieces etc. The
contemporary calf binding was rubbed and lacked part of the
An 1820 first of William Turner's Journal of a Tour in the Levant,
bound in contemporary calf and bearing a presentation inscription
from the author to the Dean of Norwich, made £750.
One of 500 sets of Funf und Zwanzig Handzeichnungen by Gustav
Klimt, a 1919 folio collection of 25 colour plates reproducing
works by the artist that had been valued at just £80-120, sold for
Signed copies of H.M. Bateman's 1921 Book of Drawings and More
Drawings of 1922 were for some reason separated in the catalogue by
some 50 lots, but both had letters and caricatures from Bateman
tipped in and they sold for £550 and £580 respectively. A copy of
Bateman's Surburbia of 1922, again signed and containing tipped in
letters that incorporate caricatures, found a place next to More
Letters was sold at £520.
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