Printed Books & Manuscripts
Chiswick Auctions’ Printed Books & Manuscripts Department offers a variety of material from early printed works (15th-18th Century) to modern first editions of fiction. The department also handles maps, ephemera and autographs. Hosting on average 6 sales per year which take place every two months, the department also holds additional sales of private collections such as the Henry Blofeld sale which featured books and cricket memorabilia from the famed commentator’s personal library.
Past highlights include a selection of Wisden Cricket guides which included the rare 1896 and 1897 hardbacks and sold for £23,000 and a copy of La Revolution Surrealiste, signed by a number of well known figures including Picasso and Magritte which sold for £8,200. One of the most interesting specialist collections handled by the department was the John Lyle collection, which featured signed books from leading lights of the Surrealist Movement, by the likes of Artaud and Renee Crevel.
The next Printed Books & Manuscripts auction will take place on the 27th of September.
Please contact the department for a complimentary valuation or to discuss the market.