Fine Books and Manuscripts

1 Mar 2017, starting at 13:00 GMT.

lots

ROWLING (J.K.) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, FIRST IMPRESSION, 1998; Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, FIRST ISSUE, FIRST STATE with correct number line and 'Joanne Rowling' on verso of title, and dropped text on p.[7], 1999, EACH WITH AN INK SKETCH BY CLIFF WRIGHT on dedication page (inscribed "With Love and best Wishes from Cliff Wright 2003"); Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, issue printed by Clays, 2000, FIRST EDITIONS, Bloomsbury (3)

MONTGOLFIER BROTHERS - L'art de voyager dans les airs, our les ballons; contenant les moyens de fair des globes aérostatiques suivant la méthode de Mm. de Montgolfier, & suivant les procédés Charles & Robert, 2 vol. in 1 (including supplement), FIRST EDITION, Paris, Chez les librairies, 1784

DESCARTES (RENÉ) Principia philosophiae, FIRST EDITION, Amsterdam, Louis Elzevir, 1544

FONTENELLE (BERNARD LE BOVIER DE) Entretiens sur la pluralité des mondes... avec des notes, par Jérôme de la Lande, Paris, au Collége de France [in manuscript: "& chez Barvis"], an IX 1800

RESTIF DE LA BRETONNE (NICHOLAS-EDMÉ) La découverte australe par un homme-volant, ou le Dédale francais; Nouvelle tres-philosophique: Suivie de la lettre d'un singe, 4 vol. bound in 2, FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, Leipzig, et se trouve a Paris, [1781]

GASSENDI (PIERRE) Institutio astronomica, juxta hypotheses tam veterum quàm recentiorum... Galilei Galilei Nuntius sidereus, et Johannis Kepleri Dioptrice, 3 parts in 1 vol., FIRST EDITION, Jacob Flesher, for William Morden, 1653

SMITH (ADAM) An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, 2 vol., FIRST EDITION, W. Strahan, and T. Cadell, 1776

FONTENELLE (BERNARD LE BOVIER DE) Théorie des Tourbillons Cartésians; avec des réflexions sur l'attraction, FIRST EDITION, [1796], 8vo (6)

BOSWELL (JAMES) The Life of Samuel Johnson, 2 vol., FIRST EDITION, H. Baldwin for C. Dilly, 1791

COOKERY AND MEDICINE Eighteenth century recipe book kept in two sections, "Pharmacy/ Miscellaneous Recipes" and "Cookery/ Miscellaneous", 1766 onwards

next page
Activities
Auction information

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:
A successful bidder at this sale will be required to pay Bonhams 1793 Limited ("Bonhams") a premium calculated as follows:
25% on the first £100,000 of the hammer price
20% on the excess of £100,001 and up to £2,000,000 of the hammer price
12% on the excess of £2,000,001 of the hammer price

VAT at 20% will be payable on the amount of the premium.

The premium is payable for the services to be provided by Bonhams in the Buyer's Agreement which is contained in the catalogue for this Sale and for the opportunity to bid for the Lot at the Sale.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, cheque with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveller's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licences please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Lot symbols
Y CITES

Prospective buyers of lots denoted with a "Y" symbol should pay special attention to the "Notice Regarding Regulated Species Materials and CITES Permits" published in the printed catalog, which has recently been updated.
This information is also available by contacting the salesroom.

Ф Item contains or is made of ivory

Prospective buyers of lots denoted with a "Ф" symbol should pay special attention to the "Notice Regarding Regulated Species Materials and CITES Permits" published in the printed catalog, which has recently been updated.
This information is also available by contacting the salesroom.

* Import low rate

VAT on imported items at a preferential rate of 5% on Hammer Price and the prevailing rate on Buyer's Premium.

Exempt from tax

Zero rated for VAT, no VAT will be added to the Hammer Price or the Buyer's Premium.

Auction viewings

London, Knightsbridge
  • 27 Feb 2017 09:00 - 16:30 GMT
  • 28 Feb 2017 09:00 - 16:30 GMT
  • 01 Mar 2017 09:00 - 12:00 GMT
Contacts
  1. Books (UK)
    Auction administration - Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +44 20 7393 3828
    FaxFax: +44 20 7393 3879
  2. Bids (UK)
    Bids
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +44 20 7447 7447
    FaxFax: +44 20 7447 7401
  3. Customer Services (UK)
    Customer services
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +44 20 7447 7447
    FaxFax: +44 20 7447 7401
  4. Books (Oxford)
    General enquiries
    Bonhams
    Work
    FaxFax: +44 1865 372722
Travel and directions
Montpelier Street
Knightsbridge
London
SW7 1HH
Tel: +44 20 7393 3900
Fax: +44 20 7393 3905