Books, Maps & Manuscripts including The Library, Cameras and Picture Collection of Eric Hosking

24th November 2021 10:30 GMT/BST
The Auction Centre, Leyburn
Catalogue: Download PDF catalogue
Lots: 251

To include the Library, Pictures and Camera Collection of Eric Hosking OBE Hon. FRPS FBIPP (1909-1991). Eric Hosking is a name which will require little introduction for ornithology enthusiasts. The first professional bird photographer, he photographed over 1,800 species, and his pictures have appeared in some 1,000 books, including the popular New Naturalist series, of which he was photographic editor. To complement his library, Eric Hosking also built a fine collection of pictures by leading 20th century wildlife artists including Archibald Thorburn, Keith Shackleton and C. F. Tunnicliffe. The sale of his photographic equipment provides an unmissable opportunity to own a remarkable array of high-quality cameras, lenses and other apparatus by manufacturers including Contarex, Hasselblad and Zeiss, and will give skilled users the chance of recreating his photographic feats.


Name: Dominic Somerville-Brown

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Books, Maps and Manuscripts (193)

Scientific Instruments (35)

Traditional Pictures (23)


Lot 9
Speed (John). Leicester, c.1611, & Nottingham, 1676

Sold for £250
Estimated at £100 - £150

Lot 18
Frith (Francis, photographer). The Holy Bible, 1862

Sold for £480
Estimated at £300 - £500

Lot 68
New Naturalists, numbers 1-25, 1st editions, 1945-51

Sold for £800
Estimated at £300 - £500

Lot 69
New Naturalists, numbers 26-50, 1st editions, 1953-67

Sold for £1,400
Estimated at £300 - £500