Tag Archives: Heritage Auctions

The Hersholt copy again

The copy of the Chaucer once owned by the Danish-born Hollywood film actor Jean Hersholt (1886–1956) (see our earlier post) has again surfaced — this time on the website of the Melbourne dealer Douglas Stewart Fine Books — with a … Continue reading

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John Rich

John Rich (private collection), Lithuania. ¶ Bayntun binding. Green crushed morocco binding; gilt lettering on spine. Signed on inside front cover: “Bound by Bayntun (Rivière) Bath. England.” Approximately half of the illustrations have been colored by a later hand. No … 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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