Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Dante Rossetti manuscript, $30,000, PBA Galleries
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A fine illuminated manuscript of Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s The Blessed Damozel from the calligraphic master Albert Sangorski sold for $30,000 at an auction of Fine Books From the Library of Dr. Elmer Belt (1893-1980), the renowned surgeon and bibliophile, held May 22 by PBA Galleries in San Francisco. Also, the Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of the Adventure of the Beagle in three volumes, inscribed by Robert Fitzroy, Captain of the Beagle, to the English astronomer John Lee, went for $30,000. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium.