South Kensington Results: Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts, 18 June 2013

The sale of Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts realised a total of £710,838 /$1,116,016 /€810,681 and was sold 70% by lot and 85% by value.

164 lots sold

Total: £710,838 /$1,116,016 /€810,681

     70% sold by lot

235 lots offered

$1.57 = £1 / €1.17=£1

    85% sold by value




Estimate (£)

Price Realised



ERMAKOV, Dmitrii Ivanovich (1846-1916). A large group of photographic views of the Georgian Military Road, including a folding panorama, Tbilisi, ca. 1890s

4,000 - 6,000






ERMAKOV, Dmitrii Ivanovich (1846-1916), CACOULIS, and LOKHTERGRANDT. A group of photographic views and scenes of Crimea and the Black Sea region, Tbilisi, and Sevastopol, ca. 1890s.

2,000 - 3,000






ERMAKOV, Dmitrii Ivanovich (1846-1916). A group of photographic views of Tbilisi, including a folding panorama, and Georgian monuments and architecture, Tbilisi, ca. 1890s.

1,500 - 2,000








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