Books & maps

The Fieldings books and maps department are happy to advise on a single work or an entire library or collection, from a rare 16th Century manuscript to a first edition Harry Potter. Collecting antiquarian books or selling a collection can be complex. Let our experienced valuers take the difficulty out of the process and guide you through selling, or advise you on starting a new collection. Read more

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The April Sale : Thursday 22 April 2021

Lot 838

Demetre Chiparus - The Oriental Dancer - A patinated, gilt and silvered bronze figure with ivory…

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Lot 838

Lot 440

MAURICE DE VLAMINCK (FRENCH, 1876-1958) - 'Le Carrefour', oil on canvas, signed, framed, 33cm x 41cm,…

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Lot 440

Lot 444

RICHARD ANSDELL, RA (1815-1885) - A setter retrieving a grouse, oil on canvas laid down on board,…

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Lot 444

Lot 717

A lady's 18ct gold Cartier quartz bracelet watch with Roman numerals to a square dial, case width…

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Lot 717

Lot 728

A gentleman's stainless steel, Panerai Luminor Marina Firenze 1860, automatic wrist watch, batons,…

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Lot 728

Lot 813

A collection of five early 20th Century leather-bound photgraph albums documenting a tour of East…

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Lot 813

Lot 439

FOLLOWER OF JAN HACKAERT (DUTCH 1628 - 1685) - Travellers on a woodland path with distant hills…

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Lot 439

Lot 591

An 18ct Cartier diamond pendant open oval drop detailed with eight diamonds below diamond set pendant…

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Lot 591

Lot 356

CHARLES HUNT (1829-1900) - The young artist and his patient model, oil on canvas, signed and dated…

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Lot 356

Lot 387

ATTRIBUTED TO EDWARD MATTHEW WARD, RA (1816-1879) - 'Dr. Johnson perusing the manuscript of the Vicar…

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Lot 387

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Fieldings house book record - a first edition of J.R. Tolkien ‘The Hobbit’ sold for £10,000.

Bill's most memorable find - a small collection of late 19th century coloured maps of Manhattan during its development which sold for £4,000.

Bill's dream find - a full set of 19th Century John Gould’s ‘Birds of Paradise’ illustrated volumes.

A 'Cary's New and Accurate Plan of London and Westminster, sold £1,600

ohn Fogny - Bible, The New Testament of Jesus Christ, translated faithfully into English, printed at Rhemes 1582, sold £6,500

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