Category Archives: Copies for sale

Peter Harrington: copy for sale

Peter Harrington (London) is offering a copy of the Kelmscott Chaucer for £68,500. The book is bound in “20th century blue morocco over bevelled boards by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, gilt panelled spine (gilt tooled on the raised bands with a … Continue reading

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Pirages: copy for sale

Philip J. Pirages (McMinnville, Oregon) is offering for sale a quarter-linen copy in excellent condition ($95,000). There are no bookplates, signatures, or other marks of ownership.

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Copy for sale: Donald Heald

Donald Heald (New York) is offering a copy of the Chaucer bound in “red morocco gilt, the covers with thin outer triple fillet gilt borders surrounding a large area of inlaid blue morocco, the onlays tooled with a wide elaborate … Continue reading

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Copy for sale (in 1975)

August Imholtz has spotted a copy of the Chaucer advertised in the Bookman (published by John Howell Books, San Francisco), June 1975, New Series 2, no. 36. It is a quarter-linen without any marks of ownership and is listed for $9,000.  

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Copy for Sale: Slater-Gribbel-Schimmel copy

Heritage Bookshop, Los Angeles, is offering for sale the Slater–Gribbel–Schimmel copy (Census 3.179), in a Doves binding (1906). A bookplate of John Gribbel is in the book, as well as a book label for Duschnes (n.d.). The book is housed in … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Copy for sale: Sugarman copy

Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Brecksville, Ohio, is offering a copy from the library of Leroy Arthur Sugarman (with his red leather book label). The book has a full white tooled pigskin binding by Rivière, and the price is $75,000. This … Continue reading

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Copy for sale: Charrington–Doolittle–Price copy

Heritage Book Shop, Los Angeles, is offering, for $85,000, a quarter-linen copy with bookplates of John Charrington and H. L. Doolittle. The book was also item 78 in the Heritage Book Shop catalogue for the 45th California International Antiquarian Book Fair, … Continue reading

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Copy for sale: Hanson copy

Sophie Schneideman Rare Books and Prints, London, is offering a copy in the Doves binding (dated 1899) from the library of Clarence B. Hanson of Birmingham, Alabama (with his bookplate). Her catalogue 14 is entitled Kelmscott & Doves: The Private … Continue reading

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Copy for sale: Heritage Auction Galleries, 7 April 2011 [sold]

A copy of the Chaucer was sold at Heritage Auction Galleries on 7 April 2011: bookplate of Jean Hersholt, Beverly Hills, Calif.; unsigned full pumpkin morocco binding. (When it was auctioned by Parke-Bernet on 23 March 1954, it was still in … Continue reading

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