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Auction Name
Music and Continent Books and Manuscripts
Auction Date
06/09/2010 - 06/09/2010
Sale Number
#L10402
Total Lots
195
Sold Lots
109
Lots Sold
55.90%
Unsold Lots
86
Total Sales (GBP)
623,350.00
Low Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
534,500.00
High Estimate of Lots Sold (GBP)
724,500.00
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.
60.25%

Top twenty by sale price

Lot Number Author Name Book Title Year Published Estimate Actual Price
1 BACH, JOHANN SEBASTIAN.

IMPORTANT EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY GERMAN MANUSCRIPT OF THE FRENCH SUITES FOR KEYBOARD BWV 812-815 & 817, THE

1788 GBP 30,000.00 - 50,000.00 GBP 58,000.00
78 SCHUBERT, FRANZ.

THE LONG-LOST AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF THE SONG BLONDEL ZU MARIEN D.626, SIGNED ("FRANZ SCHUBERT[PARAPH]IA")

GBP 40,000.00 - 60,000.00 GBP 44,000.00
80 SCHUMANN, ROBERT.

FINE AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT SIGNED OF "BUNTE BLATTER" OP.99, NO.8, THE ORIGINAL VERSION COMPOSED FOR PAULINE VIARDOT...

1838 GBP 18,000.00 - 20,000.00 GBP 28,000.00
7 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN.

AUTOGRAPH DRAFT OF A LETTER, ABOUT HIS NEPHEW KARL

1821 GBP 30,000.00 - 40,000.00 GBP 27,000.00
205 KUTEPOV, NIKOLAI.

TSARSKAYA (IMPERATORSKAYA) OKHOTA NA RUSI [THE ROYAL (IMPERIAL) HUNT IN RUSSIA].

1896 GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 GBP 26,000.00
10 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN.

IMPORTANT CONTEMPORARY SCRIBAL COPY OF THE STRING QUARTET IN E FLAT, OP.127, THE PRINTER'S COPY USED FOR THE FIRST EDITION OF THE SCORE

GBP 20,000.00 - 25,000.00 GBP 18,000.00
192 LISSITZKY, EL--INTERNATIONAL HYGIENE EXHIBITION.

ALBUM OF PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE SOVIET PAVILLION OF THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL HYGIENE EXHIBITION, DRESDEN, 1930.

1930 GBP 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 GBP 18,000.00
8 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN.

IMPORTANT CONTEMPORARY GERMAN MANUSCRIPT OF THE VIOLIN SONATA IN A MAJOR, OP.47 (THE

1805 GBP 20,000.00 - 25,000.00 GBP 16,000.00
99 WAGNER, RICHARD.

AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF PART OF SIEGFRIED

1862 GBP 15,000.00 - 18,000.00 GBP 15,000.00
9 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN.

AUTOGRAPH RECEIPT SIGNED ("LUDWIG VAN BEETHOWEN"), FOR HIS ALLOWANCE FROM PRINCE KINSKY IN 1817

GBP 15,000.00 - 20,000.00 GBP 14,000.00
55 MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDY, FELIX.

IMPORTANT ELEVEN-PAGE AUTOGRAPH DRAFT OF A PETITION TO KING FRIEDRICH AUGUST II OF SAXONY

1840 GBP 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 GBP 14,000.00
51 LULLY, JEAN-BAPTISTE.

CONTEMPORARY MANUSCRIPT SCORE OF "ARMIDE, TRAGEDIE"

1686 GBP 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 GBP 13,000.00
125 FRANCE

TABLEAU DES FINANCES DE LA FRANCE A L'EPOQUE DE LA TENUE DES ETATS GENERAUX, ENSEMBLE LE RESUME DE L'ETENDUE DE LA POPULATION ET DES CONTRIBUTIONS DE CHAQUE GENERALITE DE LA ROYAUME.

1789 GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 GBP 13,000.00
34 GLUCK, CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD.

IMPORTANT AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("GLUCK[PARAPH]")

1781 GBP 12,000.00 - 15,000.00 GBP 12,000.00
110 EURIPIDES.

TRAGWDIAI EPTAKAIDEKA... TRAGOEDIAE SEPTENDECIM, EX QUIB. QUAEDAM HABENT COMMENTARIA. (VENICE: ALDUS, FEBRUARY 1503)

1503 GBP 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 GBP 12,000.00
117 VASARI, GIORGIO.

VITE DE' PIÙ ECCELLENTI ARCHITETTI, PITTORI, ET SCULTORI ITALIANI, DA CIMABUE INSINO A' TEMPI NOSTRI.

1550 GBP 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 GBP 12,000.00
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 GBP 11,000.00
207 PUTILOV, NIKOLAI IVANOVICH.

SBORNIK IZVESTIYA, OTNOSYASHCHIKHSYA DO NASTOYASHCHEI VOINY [COLLECTION OF NEWS CONCERNING THE PRESENT WAR].

1854 GBP 12,000.00 - 15,000.00 GBP 11,000.00
74 RHAU, GEORG.

FINE SIXTEENTH-CENTURY VOLUME OF GERMAN TRACTS ON MUSIC BY RHAU AND GALLICULUS, WITH EDITIONS OF CICERO AND VERGIL...

GBP 12,000.00 - 15,000.00 GBP 10,000.00
128 VASI, GIUSEPPE.

DELLE MAGNIFICENZE DI ROMA ANTICA E MODERNA.

1747 GBP 5,000.00 - 7,000.00 GBP 8,500.00
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Luis de Lucena, <i>Arte de Ajedres,</i> first edition of the earliest extant manual on modern chess, Salamanca, circa 1496-97. Sold for $68,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Carte-de-visite album with 83 images of prominent African Americans & abolitionists, circa 1860s. Sold for $47,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Gustav Klimt, <i>Das Werk,</i> Vienna & Leipzig, 1918. Sold for $106,250.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Man Ray, <i>[London Transport] – Keeps London Going,</i> 1938. Sold for $149,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Thomas Jefferson, Letter Signed, to Major-General Nathanael Greene, promising reinforcements against Cornwallis, 1781. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Nicolas de Fer, <i>L’Amerique Divisee Selon Letendue de ses Principales Parties,</i> Paris, 1713. Sold for $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Russell H. Tandy, <i>The Secret in the Old Attic,</i> watercolor, pencil & ink, 1944. Sold for $35,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Ernest Hemingway, <i>Three Stories & Ten Poems,</i> first edition of the author's first book, Paris, 1923. Sold for $23,750.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries:</b> Walker Evans, <i>River Rouge Plant,</i> silver print, 1947. Sold for $57,500.
  • <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Ernst, Max. <i>Mr. Knife and Miss Fork</i>. Paris, 1932. DELUXE EDITION. Sold for $15,625
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Cage, John. Autograph musical leaf from his Concert for Piano and Orchestra, NY, 1958. Sold for $18,750
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Einstein, Albert. Signed Passport Photo for his US citizenship application. Bermuda, 1935. Sold for $17,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Verard, Antoine. Illuminated printed Book of Hours. Paris, 1507. Sold for $7,500
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Wetterkurzschlussel. German Weather Report Codebook - for Enigma use. Berlin, 1942. Sold for $225,000
    <b>Bonhams: September 25, New York</b>
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Morelos y Pavon, Jose Maria. Autograph letter signed to El Virrey Venegas, February 5, 1812. Sold for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Milne, A.A. Complete set of <i>Winnie-the-Pooh</i> books. 4 volumes. All first issue points. London, 1924-1928. Sold for $5,250
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> A 48-star American Flag, battle worn flown at Guadalcanal and Peleliu, 1942-1944. Sold for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, June 12 results:</b> Locke, John. Autograph Letter Signed mourning the death of his friend, William Molyneaux, 2 pp, October 27, 1698. Sold for $20,000
  • <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>
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