Temple of Flora, unrestored, with a full complement of plates sold for $85,400.00
Posted at 5:57 pm by 1909ventilo, on September 20, 2011
A copy of Robert Thornton’s book The
Temple of Flora, unrestored, with a full complement of plates and
in an elegant binding, sold for $85,400 at a Fine Book Sale held June 23
by Bonhams in New York. Also, an archive relating to Frank Lloyd Wright
and his “New Theater” project in Hartford, Conn., including numerous
letters between Wright and the actor-director Paton Price, fetched
$27,450; and a first-edition copy of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s beloved book
Anne of Green Gables topped out at $17,690. Prices include a
20 percent buyer’s premium.
Thornton writes: “Nature has given her a vest of purest white, and also
imperial robes of the brightest scarlet; and that no rude hand should
tear her from her rich domain, she is protected by a myriad of soldiers,
who present on every side their naked and sharp swords against the
I love old things! I’ve been collecting Vintage and antiques since I was practically a kid! I love researching the Edwardian era. … I am so… sentimental and concerned with things of the past…my family and friends cease to talk to me at times. I love period movies: Horseman on the Roof, Wuthering Heights, The Woodlanders, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Bleak house, and John Adams. My favorite actress is Juliette Binoche, in the movie Chocolat. I know it’s just a movie but, I feel if people would act that kind the world would be a better place to live.
I am on a constant mission to discover treasures; I love one-of-a-kind items, no one else has. Because I buy too much, occasionally I sell my items; Vintage prom, purses, antiques and incredible Edwardian jewelry. Originally I started this blog for myself, my little space to keep all my research notes, price realized and my photo creations. It seems there is more to this blog now, hopefully you can feel my love for the past.
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