Chiswick Auctions

Printed Books & Manuscripts

The Department of Printed Books & Manuscripts at Chiswick Auctions offers a variety of material from early printed works, to medieval and early modern manuscripts, to modern first editions of fiction. The department also handles rare maps, ephemera, autographs, prints and works on paper. Hosting multiple sales throughout the year, the department holds additional sales of private collections such as the Collection of the late Hans Fellner (1925 – 96); the Henry Blofeld sale which featured books and cricket memorabilia from the famed commentator’s personal library, as well as books from the Library of Giancarlo Beltrame (1925-2011), an important Italian industrialist and avid collector of scientific books and prints. Past highlights include an exceptionally fine hand-coloured Monograph of the Birds of Paradise which realised £30,750; a selection of Wisden Cricket guides, including the rare 1896 and 1897 hardbacks, which sold for £23,000; a 19th-century folio of 27 hand-coloured plates featuring Views of Calcutta by Sir Charles D’Oyly; and a copy of La Revolution Surrealiste, signed by a number of well known figures including Picasso and Magritte which sold for £8,200. ARTICLE: First English Bible from 1536 set to fetch £10,000, Daily Express October 2018 ARTICLE: Clear title confirmed for map collection sold at Chiswick Auctions, ATG 5/04/2018 ARTICLE: Collector’s Choice. KCW Today, May 2018.

Forthcoming Auctions

Currently consigning for 2020. Please contact the department for a complimentary valuation or to discuss the market.

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