Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    [Miss Currie, presumed]. Baroness de Calabrella, pseudonym [Catherine Ball], editor. Evenings at Haddon Hall. A series of Romantic Tales of the olden time. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1848. Fore-edge painting attributed to Miss C. B. Currie, depicting Haddon Hall, circa 1903-1910. Octavo. 451 pages. Illustrated with engravings after George Cattermole. Rivière & Son binding; full crimson straight grain morocco elaborately decorated in gilt and blind, spine decorated and lettered in gilt with five raised bands, single solid gilt roll to edges. Minor edgewear, some staining to upper board. Inner dentelles gilt, pink endpapers, remnants of removed bookplate and bookseller's description to front pastedown, ink stamp "Bound by Rivière & Son" front free endpaper verso, minor soiling and offsetting. Internally generally clean and tight, all edges gilt; minor offsetting and thumbsoiling, minor wear to gilt on edges. Near fine with bright, finely-detailed, though lightly worn, fore-edge painting.

    Originally thought to be the work of another artist (Weber, AD, B4), Jeff Weber later authenticated this work as being that of Miss Currie in 2012 (laid in description, pencil notation to front blank in the hand of Randall J. Moskovitz dated 2012). Weber and Moskovitz both note that the removed bookplate was that of Francis S. Peck.

    Provenance per Weber (A.D): Francis S. Peck (early 20th century). – Parke-Bernet Galleries (14-15 November 1944, lot 114 – G. J. Guthrie Nicholson – Parke-Bernet Galleries (8-9 November 1948, lot 231) – Randall J. Moskovitz (2012).

    Weber, Annotated Dictionary, page 292, B4 Currie Catalogue Raisonné. From the Estate of Randall J. Moskovitz, MD, Memphis, Tennessee

    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    21st Friday
    Auction Dates
    9th-10th Wednesday-Thursday
    Proxy Bidding Begins Approx.
    15 Days
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: N/A
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 10
    Auction Type
    Signature®:  Heritage Live®:After Internet bidding closes, live bidding will take place through Your secret maximum bid placed prior to the live event will compete against the live bids. To maximize your chances of winning, enter realistic secret maximum bids on our site. Many of our proxy bidders are successful at winning lots in these auctions, and usually below their secret maximum. You can also place last minute bids directly with us by e-mailing or calling 1-866-835-3243. (Important note: Due to software and Internet latency, live bids may not register in time, so enter realistic proxy bids.)

    Signature® Floor Sessions
    Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 7 days before the live session begins and continues through the session. During the live auction event, bidding in person is encouraged, and Heritage Live includes streaming audio and often video during the event.
    Track Item