The Easter Weekend saw the close of the latest specialist book section at 1818 Auctioneers. Despite lockdown restrictions limiting entries, over 70 lots were offered in a wide variety of subjects, giving potential bidders plenty to browse.

The online-only Timed Auction format again proved popular with a flurry of late bids meaning good prices were achieved across the sale. The next installment of 1818’s specialist book section is due at the end of May, and with the easing of lockdown restrictions imminent, there is plenty of time to get your antique and rare books consigned for a future sale.

Please get in touch with valuer Rob Kerr if you have books to sell: rob.kerr@1818auctioneers.co.uk.


Lot 408 – Antiquarian Folding Map. Italy. Carte Physique & Routiere de L’Italie. Par J. Andriveau-Goujon. Paris: 1832. In 48 folding cloth-backed sections. Outline colour. Measures approx.: 121cm x 98cm. Housed in a cloth and marbled paper case – £185

Lot 412 – Nicholson, Norman – Wednesday Early Closing. 1975, 1st edition. Signed by Nicholson on the title page. Original cloth in dust wrapper – £85

Lot 413 – Literature. Jane Austen’s Novels edited by Reginald Brimley Johnson. London: J. M. Dent. 1892. Ten volume set. Original cloth – £210

Lot 430 – Local Interest. Hyde, Matthew & Whittaker, Esme – Arts and Crafts Houses in the Lake District. 2015, softback edition – £60

Lot 445 – Children’s. Illustrated. A small selection. The Songs and Sonnets of William Shakespeare, illustrated by Charles Robinson. London: Duckworth & Co.; David Copperfield, illustrated by Frank Reynolds; The Idylls of the King, illustrated by Eleanor F. Brickdale; and 1 other – £80

Lot 459 – Poetry. Siegfried Sassoon – An Octave. 1966. Limited edition, no.97/350. Papered boards in slipcase – £80