Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including a selection from the Malcolm S. Forbes Jr. Churchill Collection and Photobooks from the Calle Collection

Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts
Including a selection from the Malcolm S. Forbes Jr. Churchill Collection and Photobooks from the Calle Collection

South Kensington – Monday 28 November 2011

Sale no: 3013 – Top Three
[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]






Lots Sold: 292

Lots Offered: 439

Sold by Lot: 67%

Sold by £: 83%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.548/€1.164





Estimate (£)


Purchase Price




Pushkin, Alexander Sergeevich (1799-1837). Sochineniia. [Works.] St. Petersburg: Expedition for the Preparation of Government Papers, and I. Glazunov, 1838-1841.

10,000 - 15,000




Genesis, books VI and VII on a leaf from a Bible in Bohairic coptic, manuscript on vellum [Egypt, ?10th century].

800 - 1,200


European Private


Pushkin, Alexander Sergeevich (1799-1837)]. Severnye Tsvety na 1831 god. [Northern Flowers for the Year 1831.] St. Petersburg: Dept. of Public Education, 1830.

4,000 - 6,000


UK Trade


Comment: Meg Ford, Director commented:

“The Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts sale witnessed strong bidding across all categories, but in particular for autograph letters. The further selection of autographs from the Churchill collection of Malcolm S. Forbes Jr. was 100% sold, demonstrating the continuing appeal of this great British figure. The competition for fine Pushkin material augurs well for our single-owner sale – Exceptional Russian Books from Imperial and Noble Collections, the property of a Gentleman, in May 2012.”


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Next Sale Date:

The next Books sale to be held in London will be on 20 March 2012. Please visit the department page for more information on upcoming sales  







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