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  • <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Unique Association Copy of Signed Limited Roosevelt, African Game Trails, Extra-Illustrated. $5,000 - 7,500
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 24 Volumes Henry James in 1/2 Morocco - Alvin Langdon Coburn Frontis Illustrations. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> French Surrealism by Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, 1930 Limited Edition in Lovely Condition. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Unique and Beautifully Written Manuscript of 650 Quarto Pages - Unpublished History of Belle-Isle-En-Mer, 1754. $3,000 - $5,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> William Beebe's Classic 4 Volume Work on "The Pheasants," Signed and Inscribed in 1919. $2,000 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Three Volumes of Washington's War Era Letters Published in New York in 1796. $1,500 - $2,000
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 19th C. Vintage Album with 48 Sepia Toned Albumen Prints by Fratelli Alinari et. al.<br>$1,500 - $2,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Report of Phipps' Voyage in 1773 In Search of a Passage to India Via the North Pole. $1,500 - $2,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 17 Volumes of Wallace's American Trotting Register, 1874-1891. $1,500 - $2,500
    <b>Cowan’s Auctions: Fine Books, Including the Alan Culpin WWI Art Collection – Live Online Auction. Dec. 18, 2017</b>
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Rare First English Edition of Monardes, Joyfull Newes, 1577, Woodcut Illustrations.<br>$1,500 - $3,000
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> 6 Volume Shakespeare Presented to Virginia Congressman Involved in the "Trent Affair". $1,200 - $1,500
    <b>Cowan’s, Dec. 18:</b> Classic Lothar Meggendorfer Movable Book Complete with 8 Chromolithograph Plates, Ca. 1890. $750 - $1,000
  • <b>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 95. Turing. <i>Systems of Logic Based on Ordinals</i>. Offprint. London, 1939. Robin Gandy's Copy. $20,000 to $30,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 98. Zernike, Fritz. The 1953 Nobel Prize for Physics: The Invention of the Phase-Contrast Microscope. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 111. Apple 1 Computer, operational, with exceptional provenance. $400,000 to $600,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1074. Bruce, Lenny. An unreleased 16 mm film by "Count" Lewis DePasquale featuring Lenny Bruce. $7,000 to $10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1254. Hirohito. Manuscript in Japanese, "The Emperor's Monologue," transcribed by Terasaki Hidenari. $100,000 to $150,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1095. Goldman. Emma. Large archive of correspondence, much of it to Warren Starr Van Valkenburgh. $70,000 to $100,000
    <b>Bonhams: History of Science and Technology. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 109. Wozniak and Jobs. The First Digital "Blue Box", Berkeley, 1972. $30,000 to $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 46. Newton, Isaac. <i>Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica</i>. 1st issue. London, 1687. $300,000 to $500,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 49. Newton. Autograph Manuscript in English, a portion of a draft of Newton's study on revelation. $15,000 to $20,000
    <b>Bonhams: Voices of the 20th Century. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1027. Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. 1st edition, 1st issue. Scribners, 1925. $40,000 to $60,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1042. Hemingway., Ernest. For Whom the Bell Tolls. Presentation copy, one of 15 copies. Scribners, 1940. $25,000 to $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Dec. 6:</b> Lot 1215. A 48-star American Flag, flown from LCT-703, sunk on Omaha Beach, December 1944. $15,000 to $20,000
  • <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SAINT-EXUPERY, ANTOINE DE. Kodachrome Film (16mm) showing Antoine de Saint-Exupery and Consuelo on a boat, 1942. JOINED: Guestbook for the Boat, signed, with a drawing of the Little Prince. 15 000 to 20 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> CANDEE, HELEN CHURCHILL. Autograph manuscript. TITANIC, 40 leaves. Original account of the most famous shipwreck, by a survivor of the ordeal. 300 000 to 400 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> TITANIC. Collection of 7 documents relating to the shipwreck of the Titanic (14 April 1912). 20 000 to<br>30 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> DUPLEIX DE CADIGNAN, JEANBAPTISTE. Signed autograph manuscript. Thirty years of memoirs related to military services and important information on the American War of Independence.<br>40 000 to 50 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> CURTIUS. Faiz et Conquestes d'Alexandre [Histoire d'Alexandre le Grand]. In French, illuminated manuscript on paper and parchment, 16 large miniatures. 300 000 to<br>500 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> NELSON, HORATIO. Signed autograph letter, ‘Nelson & Bronte,” aboard the Amazon, 14 October 1801, addressed to Sir William Hamilton. 4 000 to 5 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> GIROLAMO FRANCESCO MARIA MAZZUOLI DIT LE PARMESAN. Le couple amoureux. Pen and brown ink. 80 000 to 120 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SADE, DONATIEN-ALPHONSE-FRANÇOIS, MARQUIS DE. Autograph manuscript. The 120 Days of Sodom, or the School of Libertinage, 1785.<br>4 000 000 to 6 000 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> MIRÓ, JOAN. Signed autograph correspondence to Thomas and Diane Bouchard (1949-1976). 50 000 to 60 000 €
    <b>Les Collections Aristophil:<br>December 20, 2017</b>
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> BALZAC, HONORÉ DE. Signed autograph manuscript, Ursule Mirouët, [1841]. One of only two manuscripts of novels by Balzac in private hands. 800 000 to<br>1 200 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> LENOIR, ALEXANDRE. Essai sur l'histoire des arts en Egypte pouvant servir d'appendice au grand ouvrage de la Commission. autograph manuscript with numerous additions and corrections. 40 000 to 50 000 €
    <b>Collections Aristophil, Dec. 20:</b> SCHRÖDINGER, ERWIN. Autograph manuscript [Spring 1946, sent to Albert Einstein]. 1 500 to 2 000 €

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Auction Info

Auction Name
Music and Continent Books and Manuscripts
Auction Date
06/09/2010 - 06/09/2010
Sale Number
#L10402
Total Lots
195
Sold Lots
0
Lots Sold
0.00%
Unsold Lots
195
Total Sales (GBP)
0.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
0.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
0.00
Low Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
757,200.00
High Estimate of All Lots (GBP)
1,034,600.00
Total Sales as a % of High Est.
-0.02%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
46 ITALIAN OPERA.

AUTOGRAPH VOLUME OF OVER 100 COLOURED COSTUME DESIGNS BY ROMOLO LIVERANI (1809-1872)

GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 Unknown
87 SULLIVAN, ARTHUR--GILBERT, W.S.

HER MAJESTY'S SHIP "PINAFORE"...

1878 GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 Unknown
65 OPERA.

REMARKABLE MANUSCRIPT CATALOGUE OF THEATRICAL WORKS PERFORMED IN VIENNA, 1819-1821

1819 GBP 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 Unknown
88 [SULLIVAN, SIR ARTHUR]--VICTORIAN THEATRE AND MUSIC.

A COLLECTION OF OVER FIFTY AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED, INCLUDING SEVERAL FROM THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE FIRST GILBERT AND SULLIVAN OPERA, THESPIS

GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 Unknown
91 VERDI, GIUSEPPE AND RUGGERO LEONCAVALLO.

THREE VOCAL SCORE EDITIONS, TWO INSCRIBED

GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 Unknown
93 VIOLINISTS.

SEVEN AUTOGRAPH LETTERS BY VIEUXTEMPS, SPOHR, DE BÉRIOT, RODE AND H.W ERNST

GBP 2,000.00 - 2,500.00 Unknown
98 WAGNER, RICHARD.

IMPORTANT AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("RW"), TO THE CHORUS-MASTER WILHELM FISCHER IN DRESDEN, WITH TWO PAGES OF AUTOGRAPH LIBRETTO FOR THE END OF TANNHÄUSER

GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 Unknown
115 SOPHOCLES.

TRAGWDIAI EPTA METEXHGHSEWN... TRAGAEDIAE SEPTEM CUM COMMENTARIIS.

1502 GBP 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 Unknown
120 KÜCHLER, BALTHASAR.

REPRAESENTATIO DER FÜRSTLICHEN AUFFZUG UND RITTERSPIL.

1611 GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 Unknown
133 CROZE-MAGNAN, S.-C., AND OTHERS.

LE MUSÉE FRANÇAIS, RECUEIL COMPLET DES TABLEAUX, STATUES ET BAS-RELIEFS, QUI COMPOSENT LA COLLECTION NATIONALE.

1803 GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 Unknown
138 NAPOLEON I.

IMPORTANT LETTER SIGNED ("NAPOLEON"), TO EUGÈNE DE BEAUHARNAIS, VICEROY OF ITALY

1805 GBP 2,000.00 - 2,500.00 Unknown
143 RECUEIL DE COSTUMES

DRAMATIQUES, PUBLIÉE PAR VIZENTINI... D'APRÈS LES DESSINS DE FEU AUGUSTE GARNEREY, ET MR HTE LECOMTE. [PARIS: MARTINET AND ENGELMANN, 1819-1822]

1819 GBP 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 Unknown
177 KRUCHENYKH, ALEKSEI.

VZORVAL' [EXPLODITY].

1913 GBP 4,000.00 - 5,000.00 Unknown
178 KRUCHENYKH, ALEKSEI.

CHORT I RECHETVORTSY [THE DEVIL AND THE POETS].

1913 GBP 1,200.00 - 1,500.00 Unknown
179 MAYAKOVSKY, VLADIMIR, DAVID BURLIUK, NIKOLAI BURLIUK AND VELIMIR KHLEBNIKOV.

TREBNIK TROIKH: SBORNIK STIKHOV I RISUNKOV [MISSAL OF THE THREE: A COLLECTION OF POEMS AND DRAWINGS].

1913 GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 Unknown
181 BURLIUK, DAVID, N. BURLIUK, V. BURLIUK, V. KHLEBNIKOV, A. KRUCHENYKH, B. LIVSHITS, V. MAYAKOVSKY AND OTHERS.

MOLOKO KOBYLITS: RISUNKI, STIKHI, PROZA [THE MILK OF MARES: DRAWINGS, VERSE, PROSE].

1914 GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 Unknown
182 LIVSHITS, BENEDIKT.

VOLCHE SOLNTSE. KNIGA STIKHOV VTORAYA [WOLF SUN. SECOND BOOK OF POEMS] (CHETYRE ZHENSHCHINY [FOUR WOMEN, DRAWINGS BY DAVID BURLIUK]).

1914 GBP 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 Unknown
194 MALEVICH, KASIMIR SEVIRINOVICH.

GLIAD, POGLIAD, UZH BLIZKO VISLY... [LOOK, JUST LOOK, THE VISTULA IS NEAR...].

1914 GBP 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 Unknown
196 MYLNYE PUZYRI

[SOAP BUBBLES].

1914 GBP 500.00 - 700.00 Unknown
198 MOOR, DMITRII.

BOGATYRSKOE DELO KOZMY KRYUCHKOVA [THE HEROIC DEED OF KOZMA KRYUCHKOV].

1914 GBP 500.00 - 700.00 Unknown
  • <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Charles Darwin on sexuality and the transmission of hereditary characteristics: Autograph Letter Signed to Lawson Tait. Down, 17 January [1877].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> MILTON, JOHN. <i>Paradise Lost. A Poem written in ten books.</i> London: 1667. A very rare example with the contemporary binding untouched and with a 1667 title page.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Hamilton secures the ratification of the Constitution: <i>The Debates and Proceedings of the Convention of the State of New-York, assembled at Poughkeespsie, on the 17th June, 1788.</i>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> The social contract “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: ROUSSEAU, JEAN-JACQUES. <i>Principes du Droit Politique [Du Contract Social]</i>. Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1762
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> “The first English textbook on geometrical land-measurement and surveying”: BENESE, RICHARD. <i>This Boke Sheweth the Maner of Measurynge All Maner of Lande…</i>
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 14:</b> William Oden Waller studio, <i>Manhattan Mary</i>, gouache and graphite, 1927. Sold for $77,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Sep 28:</b> Missionary archive of Samuel W. and Gideon H. Pond, Minnesota, 1833-93. Sold for $112,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Dec 5:</b> Richard Hakluyt, <i>Novus Orbis</i>, first printed use of “Virginia” on a map, Paris, 1587. Sold for $80,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 17:</b> Aegidius Romanus, <i>Lo libre del regiment dels princeps</i>, first edition in Catalan, Barcelona, 1480. Sold for $50,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> William Faulkner, <i>The Marble Faun</i>, first edition, signed & inscribed, Boston, 1924. Sold for $22,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 5:</b> Henry Ossawa Tanner, <i>Flight into Egypt</i>, oil on canvas, circa 1910. Sold for $341,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 2:</b> Edward Hopper, <i>The Lonely House</i>, etching, 1923. Sold for $317,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 7:</b> George Washington, Autograph Letter Signed, to his spymaster Benjamin Tallmadge, New Jersey, 1780. Sold for $40,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 19:</b> Saul Leiter, <i>Waiter, Paris</i>, chromogenic print, 1959. Sold for $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 26: </b> A. M. Cassandre, <i>Normandie / Maiden Voyage</i>, 1935. Sold for $20,000.
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