Copy for sale: Kirdorf–Newton–Self copy

Sotheby’s (London) is offering the Max Kirdorf–A. Edward Newton–William E. Self copy (Census 3.151) in their English Literature, Children’s Books and Illustrations auction on 10 July 2012, lot 114 (estimate £50,00–£70,000). The book is in a Doves binding (1897) with bookplates for all three owners.

Provenance: Max Kirdorf. — Emil Hirsch, Antiquariat (Munich) catalogue, Bibliothek Max Kirdorf [died 1923], 25 February, 1929, lot 257). — A. Edward Newton. — American Red Cross Auction, 9 December 1940. — Heritage, c. 1983–84. — William E. Self.

[Updated, 4 February 2013: This copy sold for £73,250 (including buyer’s premium) and is now being offered again by Peter Harrington (London) for £150,000.]

[Updated, 25 March 2014: This book is now listed as no. 90 ($240,000) in Catalogue 150 of the 19th Century Bookshop (Stevenson, Md., and Brooklyn, N.Y.).]

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