Property from the Library of the Late Mrs. J. Insley Blair; December 2, 2004; Sale NO8072
Sotheby's, New York, New York, , Wraps, , , Very Good
128 pp. 173 lots. Illustrated by Austen, Byron, Coleridge, Darwin and Wallace (original issue of the Journal of the Linnean Society in which Darwin and Russell jointly presented the theory which they had arrived at independently), Defoe (first edition Crusoe for 153,600 USD), Dodgson, Arthur Conan Doyle (The first appearance of Sherlock Holmes; the first printing of the first Sherlock Holmes story, A Study in Scarlet, for 153,600 USD), Dryden, George Eliot, English Country Homes, Farquhar, John Fletcher, John Gay, H. Rider Haggard, Thomas Hardy, W. W. Jacobs, Keats, Kipling, Langland, Thomas May, Milton (first edition Lycidas, signed, for 120,000 USD), Pope, Christina Rossetti, Shakepeare, Mary Shelley (Frankenstein, first, 114,000 USD), Percy Bysshe Shelley, Bram Stoker, Jonathan Swift, Vergil (The Xiii Bukes of Eneados of the famose Poete Virgill Translatet out of Latyne verses into Scottish metir, bi the Reuerend Father in God, Mayster Gawin Douglas Bishop of Dunkel & unkil to the Erle of Angus. Every buke hauing hys perticular Prologe. London: [William Copeland], 1553), and a rare contemporary printing of the Declaration of Independence for 456,000 USD.