Sotheby's (London)

English literature and history, private press and illustrated books and related drawings : Including books from the library of George Goyder, chiefly relating to the English reformation, including rare works by Bunyan, Cranmer, Erasmus, Tyndale and Milton; the first printed version of the story of Hamlet, the third and fourth folios of Shakespeare and the first quarto of the Two Noble Kinsmen; the autograph collection of Hannah More’s sister; collections of books and papers of the Pigot family and of Doris Langley Moore relating to Lord Byron; the indenture for the 1840 purchase of the South Island of New Zealand from the Maoris by W.C. Wentworth; and important series of letters, typescripts and working proofs by Ludwig Wittgenstein relating to his Tractatus; letters by Sir Winston Churchill, including an important one to Jellicoe about Fischer and the Dardanelles; letters by G.B. Shaw, including a group relating to his will; the drawings by H. Iorys Hughes for the Mulberry Harbours used in the D-Day Landings (catalogue for an auction sale conducted by Sotheby's, London, 19-20 July 1993)

London, Sotheby's, 1993
(26 cm), [240] pp., illustrations (some in colour). 507 lots. List of prices realised and buyers’ names loosely inserted. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Contains books from the library of George Goyder (1908-1997), whose distinguished collections of Bibles and books on the English Reformation had been sold by Sotheby’s 23 June 1958 and 2 April 1979. Other consignors include the Pigot family and the Estate of the fashion historian Doris Langley Moore (1902-1989). Goyder’s “wonderful collection of Erasmus in English was bought for moderate prices”; “Doris Langley Moore’s Byron collection sold for handsome prices” (saleroom report in The Book Collector, Autumn 1993, p.405. ¶ Annotated copy, partly priced.