Sotheby & Co. (London)

Catalogue of a portion of the valuable and extensive library, the property of the late Mrs. Hilda Leyel. The first section: A-L … Works on alchemy, astrology, science and medicine; angling, hunting and sport; ballet and dancing; cookery; and husbandry and gardening, also English books printed before 1700; fine bindings; fête books; travel § The second and final section: M-Z and addenda … Collections on roses and on wine and distilling; Andrews’s roses; Choix des Plus Belles Roses; Mary Lawrence’s collection of roses from nature; Redouté’s roses and the Gaignat copy of Petrus Crescentis, Le Livre des Prouffitz Champestres (catalogues for auctions conducted by Sotheby & Co., London, 14 April-10 June 1958)

London, Sotheby & Co., 1958
Two volumes (24.5 cm), I (14-16 April 1958): 75 (1) pp., [4] plates. Lots numbered 1-612. List of prices realised and buyers’ names loosely inserted. II (9-10 June 1958): 42 pp., [4] plates. Lots numbered 613-978. List of prices realised and buyers’ names loosely inserted. Publisher’s green printed wrappers. - Included in the second portion were 30 books on roses; the fine Liechtenstein library copy of A collection of roses from nature, with 91 plates coloured by hand by Mary Lawrence and published by her in 1799, realised £840 (E.P. Goldschmidt). Hilda Leyel (1880-1957) also collected botanical books during her years as chairman of the Society of Herbalists; these were consigned by the Society to Sotheby’s, and sold 7-8 July 1958 (236 lots) and 13 March 1967 (318 lots). ¶ Excellent, unmarked copies.
Subjects
Auction sale catalogues - Books - 1958
Authors/Creators
Sotheby & Co. (London)
Owners
Leyel, Hilda, 1880-1957
Auction date
19580414
19580610
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  • Sotheby & Co. (London)

    Catalogue of a portion of the valuable and extensive library, the property of the late Mrs. Hilda Leyel : The first section: A-L … Works on alchemy, astrology, science and medicine; angling, hunting and sport; ballet and dancing; cookery; and husbandry and gardening, also English books printed before 1700; fine bindings; fête books; travel (catalogue for an auction conducted by Sotheby & Co., London 14 April 1958)

    London, Sotheby & Co., 1958
    (26 cm), 75 (1) pp., [4] plates. Lots numbered 1-612. List of prices realised and buyers’ names loosely inserted. Publisher’s green printed wrappers.
    Subjects
    Auction sale catalogues - Books - 1958
    Authors/Creators
    Sotheby & Co. (London)
    Owners
    Leyel, Hilda, 1880-1957
    Auction date
    19580414
  • Sotheby & Co. (London)

    Catalogue of a portion of the valuable and extensive library; the property of the late Mrs. Hilda Leyel : The second and final section: M-Z and addenda … including collections on roses and on wine and distilling; Andrews’s roses; Choix des Plus Belles Roses; Mary Lawrence’s collection of roses from nature; Redouté’s roses and the Gaignat copy of Petrus Crescentis, Le Livre des Prouffitz Champestre (catalogue for an auction conducted by Sotheby & Co., London, 10 June 1958)

    London, Sotheby & Co., 1958
    (26 cm), 42 pp., [4] plates. Lots numbered 613-978. List of prices realised and buyers’ names loosely inserted. Publisher’s green printed wrappers.
    Subjects
    Auction sale catalogues - Books - 1958
    Authors/Creators
    Sotheby & Co. (London)
    Owners
    Leyel, Hilda, 1880-1957
    Auction date
    19580610
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