- Sotheby's London
English Literature, History, Children's Books, Illustrations and Photographs includiing highly important books and Manuscripts by James Joyce; 8 July 2004; Sale No. L04407
Sotheby's London, London, 2004, Wraps, , , Very Good
296 pp. 497 lots. An important auction of Joyce material (37 items) including a highly charged erotic autograph letter signed to Nora Barnacle, estimated at 50,000-60,000 GBP hammered out at 240,800. Other highlights include an unpublished ''highly important autograph working manuscript for three interrelated minimalist prose pieces, with substantial portions that remain unpublished'' of Samuel Beckett, which did not sell. Geoffrey Chaucer-''The Workes newly printed, with dyvers workes whiche were never in print before (edited by William Thynne). [Nicholas Hill for] Wyllyam Bonham, [c. 1545-1551]'', which sold for 24,000 GBP. Lewis Carroll, 24 lots. Many photographic lots. Nicely illustrated.