Sotheby, Parke Bernet & Co. (London)

The Honeyman collection of scientific books and manuscripts; the property of Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co [other title:] Honeyman collection of scientific books and manuscripts. Part I, Printed books A-B § Part II, Printed books C-E § Part III, Manuscripts and autograph letters of the 12th to the 20th century § Part IV, Printed books F-J § Part V, Printed books K-M § Part VI, Printed books N-R § Part VII, Printed books Sc-Z and Addenda (catalogues of the collection assembled by Robert Honeyman, sold in London by Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., 30 April 1978-20 May 1981)

London, Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., 1978-1981
Seven parts (28 cm) bound in four volumes (I-II, III, IV-V, VI-VII), I (30-31 October 1978), [292] pp., colour frontispiece, text illustrations. Lots numbered 1-560. II (30 April-1 May 1979): [218] pp., folding colour frontispiece, text illustrations. Lots numbered 561-1083. III (2 May 1979): [214] pp., illustrations (some in colour). Lots numbered 1084-1253. IV (5-6 November 1979): [222] pp., colour frontispiece, text illustrations. Lots numbered 1254-1774. Part V (12-13 May 1980): [222] pp., colour frontispiece, text illustrations. Lots numbered 1775-2284. VI (10-11 November 1980): [206] pp., colour frontispiece, text illustrations. Lots numbered 2285-2768. VII (19-20 May 1981): [214] pp., colour frontispiece, text illustrations. Lots numbered 2769-3309. Lists of estimates (parts I-VII) and Lists of prices realised and buyers’ names (parts IV-VII only). Uniformly bound in green cloth, black skiver lettering-pieces, a collector’s binding (original printed wrappers bound in). - The greatest library of scientific books and manuscripts formed in the twentieth century. Cf. H.A. Feisenberger, “The Honeyman sale” in The Book Collector, volume 30 (1981), p.491. The collector’s English literature was sold (as “the property of Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co.”) on 17 October 1978. ¶ Annotated copies, partly priced.
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