Valuable architecture, atlases and natural history books, including books on architecture and design from the library of the late Major Thomas Hohler (catalogue for an auction sale conducted by Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 30 October 1996)
London, Christie, Manson & Woods, 1996
(27 cm), 189 (1) pp., illustrations (some in colour). 261 lots. List of prices realised loosely inserted. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Lots 1-199 are architecture and travel books from the library of Major Thomas Hohler (1919-1989), formerly a director of Sotheran’s. “The manuscript items were remarkable: a collection of drawings of Roman antiquities made by an Italian artist working in France in the sixteenth century, later Louis XIV’s and in the Cholmondeley collection was bought by Scheler against Quaritch at £42,000. Some coloured plans of the gardens at Versailles, datable c. 1688-1711, made £14,000, and finished drawings of the Winter Palace, St Petersburg, as restored after the 1837 fire, went for £12,000. Shapero bought a fine coloured set of the Raphael Loggie 1772-6 (£18,000), and Heald Cochin’s prints of China (£34,000)” (from a saleroom report in The Book Collector, Spring 1997, pp.105-106). ¶ Copiously annotated copy, partly priced.