Christie, Manson & Woods Ltd (London)

Valuable natural history and travel books, atlases and maps [other title:] Natural-history books from the Fattorini collection and other properties (catalogue for an auction sale conducted by Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 25 October 1995)

London, Christie, Manson & Woods, 1995
(27 cm), 129 (1) pp., illustrations (some in colour). 156 lots. List of prices realised loosely inserted. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Lots 1-54 are books from the collection of Hugh Thomas Fattorini (1934-2005), “built up over a period of forty years, during which time every opportunity was taken to exchange one copy for another of superior quality… This is a connoisseur’s collection…Each lot in this outstanding collection repays careful scrutiny” (catalogue foreword by Christine Jackson). The highest price in the sale was achieved for a German 17th-century Florilegium (lot 63, £188,500). Other books from Fattorini’s Skipton Castle library were offered by Sotheby’s on 8 May 2002. ¶ Annotated copy.