Bloomsbury Auctions

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions are a UK 'top 5' auctioneer of fine art and collectibles. As part of The Stanley Gibbons Group plc they are the only UK stock-exchange listed firm of auctioneers and occupy the same stable as coin specialists Baldwin’s and Fraser's Autographs.
Established in 1759, they have the broadest and most regular calendar of specialist catalogued sales in the industry numbering over 150 per annum. They provide vendors and buyers alike market-leading specialist advice in any number of collecting fields. They operate from salerooms in London’s Mayfair, Donnington Priory (near Newbury), Bristol and Godalming. They also operate a franchise in Rome (Italy).

Dreweatts's & Bloomsbury are members of Association of Accredited Auctioneers - AAA combines 20 UK auction houses, with a combined annual turnover of over £200m. Each member auction house has built a reputation for quality and integrity, many over a period of hundreds of years. AAA members are committed to the highest standards of creditability and services to buyers and sellers.

 

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Ranger VII Photographs of the Moon

Parts I-3 (complete): Cameras A, B and P Series. Photographic Edition, Parts I-3 (complete): Cameras A, B and P Series. Photographic Edition Complete set of 597 gelatin silver prints, those in Part 3 with 4 images, each 35 x 27.5cm (13 x 10 in), images 19 x 19.5cm (7 x 7 in), each numbered at top right and backed with fine linen as issued, first photograph in Part 2 with short tears to one edge, loose with 2 text booklets (of 3, lacking in Part 2), in three original cloth-covered boxes with flaps and closing studs, titles on upper covers, wear, creasing and scattered soiling to boxes, corners and spines slightly rubbed, splitting and cracking to side parts of Êmera A' box , folio, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 27 August 1964 - 10 February 1965 The first close-up views of the moon. This boxed set was a costly production intended for the use of NASA scientists and for presentation. It had very limited distribution and is now extremely rare on the market; the only auction record we have traced is for Part 1 only, sold in these rooms 12 December 2011 (£4,000). A popular edition with lithographed plates appeared later in the year (NASA Special Publication-61). Ranger VII was the first completely successful flight of the series. The final approach to the Moon was on 31 July 1964 and its widest-angle Camera A, one of six onboard, was the first to transmit images. The mission objective was to obtain close-up, high resolution pictures of the lunar surface during the final 17 minutes of the flight before impact for the benefit of both the scientific and manned programmes. Pictures were transmitted as radio signals from the spacecraft to the receiving station at Goldstone, California, where they were recorded on magnetic tape and on 35-mm film. In the accompanying text to Part 1, Gerard Kuiper takes up the account: “From the prime negative 35-mm film, a contact positive 35-mm film was produced. This positive was mounted in a specially prepared holder to avoid scratching the film during transport. The holder had a conventional glass lower plate and an upper plate of specially prepared glass to prevent Newton rings. Enlargements of all of the A camera frames were then made onto 8 x 10-in. sheets of Plus-X film, using a special enlarger; this device has the capability of reducing large density gradients over the field without reducing local contrasts. The 199 negatives so produced were then used to make the contact prints which comprise this atlas.”, in three original cloth-covered boxes with flaps and closing studs, titles on upper covers, wear, creasing and scattered soiling to boxes, corners and spines slightly rubbed, splitting and cracking to side parts of Êmera A' box, folioRead more

  • GBRUnited Kingdom
  • 22d 18h
Low estimate
4 000 GBP

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A George II mahogany tripod table the circular top above a turned stem and...
A George II mahogany tripod table the circular top above a turned stem and triple downswept cabriole legs 70cm high, 60cm diameter Bloomsbury Auctions
Graham's Vintage Port 1994 12 bts
Graham's Vintage Port 1994\n12 bts Bloomsbury Auctions
Assorted collectables, including 1/43 scale model cars; Thunderbirds toys;...
Assorted collectables, including 1/43 scale model cars; Thunderbirds toys; and railway photographs. Bloomsbury Auctions
A collection of small silver, comprising: a set of six engine turned...
A collection of small silver, comprising: a set of six engine turned D-section napkin rings by Mappin & Webb Ltd., Birmingham 1977, 4.7cm long; two pairs of lobed circular dishes; a shell butter dish by Atkin Brothers, Sheffield 1911, on three ball feet, 15.5cm long; an oblong salt and a baluster pepperette by Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Co. Ltd., London 1912, with gadrooned and foliate borders and on four paw feet, the salt 7.5cm long, with a blue glass liner, 957g (30.75 oz) gross Bloomsbury Auctions
Schmied (F.L.).- Lucien-Graux (Dr.) - Le Tapis de Prières,
Schmied (F.L.).- Lucien-Graux (Dr.)\nLe Tapis de Prières,\n\nLe Tapis de Prières, number 104 of 125 copies, 10 wood-engraved plates by F.-L.Schmied printed in colours, some light spotting, loose as issued in original pictorial wrappers, uncut, original cloth-backed board folder, spine a little rubbed, label chipped, slip-case also rubbed, 4to, Paris, Pour les Amis du Docteur Lucien-Graux, 1938. Bloomsbury Auctions
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