London, South Kensington
25 April 1997
[FINDEN, William & Edward FRANCIS] Portraits of the Female Aristocracy of the Court of Queen Victoria, London: J. Hogarth, 1849, volume II only (of 2), 2°, 49 engraved plates (occasional spotting), contemporary red half morocco gilt, t.e.g.
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Autograph letters from the subjects of these portraits (or their secretaries) have been inserted in the volume. These are in reply to a Mr Webber's offer of proof impressions for sale.
Records achieved for 15 artists across a competitive auction week
Books and Manuscripts specialist Heather Pisani delves into intimate letters written by the sister of Orville and Wilbur Wright, offered in New York on 14 June